If you didn’t realize Juan Cuadrado still belonged to Chelsea, you’re forgiven. The Colombian attacker will complete his second season at Juventus after the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, and won’t be headed back to Chelsea afterwards. Juve has purchased Cuadrado, and the fee is $22 million, and Juve will pay it over three seasons. Cuadrado, 28, is now signed through 2020 with The Old Lady. Cuadrado first went on loan to Juve in Aug. 2015, and has eight goals and 18 assists in 83 career appearances with the club. Chelsea bought Cuadrado from Fiorentina for around $32 million in the January 2015 transfer window, but made just 14 appearances with the club.
Real Madrid star Isco has confirmed he will continue at the Santiago Bernabeu next season after Los Blancos lifted the La Liga title with a 2-0 victory over Malaga on Sunday (21 May). Manchester City, Chesea, Juventus and even Barcelona had been linked with the Spanish international in recent months but the midfielder has assured he won't move anywhere. Isco, 25, was already heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the last summer transfer window after falling out of favour with Zinedine Zidane.
HORSE RACING BALTIMORE (AP) — Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides Saturday to win the Preakness by a head. The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh horses in the Preakness that didn't run two weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby. Derby winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire dueled throughout most of the race before Classic Empire stuck his nose in front midway on the far turn. It looked as if Classic Empire would go on to win, but Cloud Computing ran him down on the outside. Ridden by Javier Castellano, Cloud Computing ran 1 3/16 miles in 1:55.98 and paid $28.80 to win. It was just the dark brown colt's second career victory. Senior Investment, a 30-1 shot, finished third.