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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Lions have to start winning

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You look at the 41 players, everyone is talented. The Lions probably don't have much confidence, because they still haven't got it together. "Our boys enjoyed getting off the line and they were doing the same". The scrambling Lions conceded a penalty and Mounga kicked to touch. "It could be a scrum or a maul or, on the flip side, defending those". The home crowd booed Farrell for kicking the ball out to signal the final whistle, but that will not bother the tourists one iota. Read More »

Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title

Ostapenko , who celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday, is the first unseeded women's finalist at the French Open since Mima Jausovec lost to seven-time French Open champion Chris Evert in 1983. It was a first Slam title for both the 37-year-old Bopanna and his 25-year-old partner from Ontario. Not afraid of anything. I have the last word - but I'm thinking right now of doing the same tattoo as Stan. Read More »

Montreal master Hamilton claims Senna-equalling pole

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He is now just three poles shy of equaling all-time record-holder Michael Schumacher on 68. This could be absolutely crucial in the race as we saw Mercedes flawless a one stop in 2016, that ultimately elevated Lewis Hamilton in front of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , who's two-stop cost him and Ferrari a potential race win. Read More »

"Wawrinka, un adversaire très dangereux" — Roland Garros Nadal

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Ce sont de toutes nouvelles sensations pour moi. L'Autrichien est un cogneur de fond de court, le prototype du joueur qui fait les points et les fautes? " Ça n'allait pas pour moi aujourd'hui ", a-t-il laissé tomber en soupirant. La sensation Dominic Thiem (23 ans), 7e joueur mondial, n'a pas fait le poids face au géant Espagnol ce vendredi en demi-finale de Roland-Garros. "Mais sur une finale , tout peut arriver." . Read More »

NBA Finals Game 4 Dominates Ratings On Rerun-Heavy Friday

The Cavaliers won the next three games and the championship. (If LeBron James would have hit his free throws, as he pointed out in his postgame presser.) Cleveland also set a Finals and franchise mark with 86 points in the first half - outdoing Sixers' 61 against the Lakers in 1982. Read More »

LeBron James Talks Returning to Cleveland After Cavs Owner Bashed Him

James often indicates that he believes Kyrie Irving can be among the league's elite players, and there might be no reason for the three-time MVP to leave if that becomes a reality. How can I take these guys to the promised land? But, he wouldn't say it's unfair or bad for the league. "I'm not a guy who goes into the neighborhood, gets beat up by the bully's gang and now I want to join your gang". Read More »

Durant's three sinks Cavaliers

But Durant's three-point dagger over James was precisely the type of play the Warriors must have had in mind when they signed him last July in hopes of avenging their NBA Finals loss to the Cavs a year ago. Durant scored 14 in the final frame including a crucial three-pointer to snatch the lead 114-113 with 45.3 ticks left in the game. Job's not done. Close-out games are always the toughest. Read More »

Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

It was a insane scene that unfolded midway through the third quarter on the night the Cleveland Cavaliers denied the Golden State Warriors a chance to complete a ideal run through the National Basketball Association postseason with a 137-116 victory. Read More »

Cavs get physical in technical-filled Game 4 win over the Warriors

Cleveland needed everybody at the top of their game Wednesday night and for everything to go their way to win Game 3, and it did - for 44 minutes and 51 seconds. Kevin Love added 23 points. Do not doubt the pride of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers - they are going to come out in Game 4 with a "not in my house" attitude. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Scroll down for highlights from Game 5 of the Predators vs. Penguins Stanley Cup Final . "The playoffs in hockey have been incredible", said Barkley, who accepted commissioner Gary Bettman's invitation to attend Game 4 in Nashville. Goalie change: Rinne, who endured a rough start to the series but found his rhythm the prior two games, was pulled for Juuse Saros to start the second period. Read More »

Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

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Now Rinne goes into the biggest game of his career Sunday night needing yet another home victory to force both the defending champs and the Stanley Cup Final to a deciding seventh game back in Pittsburgh. Malkin said Kessel would score, and the right winger did it 8:02 into the period. Crosby set up Sheary - playing on his 25th birthday - in the low slot for a 4-0 Pittsburgh lead at 1:19 on the first shot by either team in the period. Read More »

Formula One: Red-hot Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in Montreal

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I know for many of you Ayrton was your favourite driver and it was the same for me". Lewis Hamilton , who struggled badly in qualifying at Monaco, delivered the flawless riposte by securing pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix . "It's all about tomorrow". Scuderia Ferrari was on the go in Canada as Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen topped the times Free Practice 3. Drivers said the track in Montreal is usually more slippery for the early sessions, before accumulating ... Read More »

Southampton ask PL to investigate Liverpool's Van Dijk approach

Southampton had made it clear that they have no interest in allowing the Dutch defender, who signed a new six-year deal just last year, to leave the club this summer. He went onto state that 'the only person at Liverpool who should apologise is the person who fed the story'. Following up on his original tweet , Carragher addressed a fan's reply by responding: 'I'm blaming the person at LFC who fed it to the local press. Read More »

Gareth Bale 'Happy' At Real Madrid Amid Manchester United Links

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Madrid completed a sublime double, having won La Liga for the first time since 2012, and the Spanish giants ensured they marked the occasion with joyous scenes raging from Cardiff to the Spanish capital on Saturday night. Isco has been linked with a transfer to a host of clubs this summer including Manchester United and Chelsea . Cristiano Ronaldo's 6-year-old boy, Cristiano Jr., has a control over the football that is the stuff of dreams for kids who are twice his age. Read More »

Penguins crush Predators 6-0, take 3-2 series lead

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta grabs his nose after being hit there by a Nashville Predators' stick during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. "I believe this team has a certain maturity to it, and.it always starts with our leadership", Sullivan said. The Predators are in a 3-2 hole with Game 6 coming up Sunday night in Nashville. Read More »

Sidney Crosby Punches PK Subban's Head Into Ice

Though the latest showdown between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators does not hold a candle to the week's basketball games, hockey was enough to win NBC an easy victory in the key demo. The night started with a catfish throw. "I think Sid really understands the opportunity that this team has, and he's not taking anything for granted", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Read More »

UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

As May announced forming a minority government with the support of the small Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), allowing her to cling to her position, a resurgent Labour Party celebrated as it outperformed expectations following a successful campaign led by Jeremy Corbyn . Read More »

Series right where it was last year after Cavs' victory

LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and Cleveland outperformed Golden State's high-powered offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and snapping their 15-game playoff winning streak. Read More »

Nadal, Murray et Wawrinka en demie, Djokovic out — Roland-Garros

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Le tenant du titre, visiblement en méforme, n'a absolument rien pu faire face à la sensation autrichienne Dominic Thiem . Après cet échec, qui pourrait le faire reculer jusqu'à la quatrième place mondiale, en fonction des résultats de Stan Wawrinka (3e) et de Nadal (4e), le Serbe n'exclut plus de faire une pause . Read More »

Tottenham striker Harry Kane named England captain

The 23-year-old said: "It is a special day". "There were two brilliantly executed free kicks but we came here to get three points and maybe we lacked creativity from the whole team". "We have real assets in our team and real assets as a group". England's first opportunity came in the 18th minute when Harry Kane brought the ball down on the right side of the area, cut inside Kieran Tierney and hit a left foot strike which was always rising as it cleared Craig Gordon's goal. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Take A Win Against Warriors — Saturday Sports

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Of course, the Warriors have to win just one. The bottom line is that Cleveland has gotten these Finals to 3-1, a familiar situation that must give them a little comfort. SIMON:.You think the referees - yeah. "I take full responsibility for that". The only difference is that they went in. "But you take those other things away and it's a different ballgame". Read More »

Modric: This Real side can win more UCLs

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It was Ronaldo's fourth Champions League title - three for Real and one at Manchester United - and his double took him to 600 career goals for club and country. "As I have said, I am happy here at Madrid ". 'My contract? I hope to renew soon and there's no better place to play football than Madrid , ' said Isco . Read More »

Cavs stave off elimination in Game 4 win over Warriors

The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 heading into Game 5 on Monday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland also set the record for most three-point shots made in an NBA Finals game with 24. In the scrum, Pachulia appeared to kick Iman Shumpert - who was standing over him - once and punch him twice. "You get down 3-0 and you're fighting and you're trying to get a win, you do whatever it takes", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

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Their 4-1 win in game two of the Stanley Cup Final sending a loud message that they're still the reigning champs and that the Predators are going to have to be a whole lot better in game three in Nashville to make this a series . Coach Mike Sullivan said his Penguins are experienced enough to understand the need to focus. So cool and poised in the crease, Murray gobbled up every puck he saw and, unlike Rinne, did not allow many second-chance opportunities. Read More »

LeBron: 'Resilient' Cavs were desperate to avoid sweep

It's a chance to prove that Golden State did learn its lessons about composure and focus from previous year. Irving added seven rebounds , four assists and one steal in 40 minutes of action. But we'll bounce back. "That first quarter they came out and hit us with that fantastic punch ". So yeah. Tons of credit to the Cavaliers for not laying down. Read More »

Sri Lanka falter in chase of 300 despite brisk start

Before that, it was the Amla show, as the South African opener scored his 25th ODI Hundred. Sri Lanka were still well on top of the run rate when Mendis was dismissed for just 11 from 10 balls. JP Duminy (38 not out off 20 balls) played a chaotic knock at the end that at least set Sri Lanka a target of a run a ball. Underlining the blow this represents for Sri Lanka , Tharanga was the country's best batsman and the only one to reach a half-century against South Africa . Read More »

Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals

Also, she can change the rhythm and everything. Chants of "Kiki-Kiki-Kiki" resonated around Court Philippe-Chatrier yesterday, but the echoes of that sonic support are all that remain of France's big hope for a French Open champion. Bacsinszky didn't let her guard down after the break and held serve twice to win the set 6-4. - A hilarious Timea Bacsinszky pretends she's an umpire for a second as she waits for reporters to take their seats for her press conferences. Read More »

Struggling RHP Masahiro Tanaka pushed back 1 day by Yankees

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The Yankees clubbed three homers to jump out to a 9-zip lead before the end of the second inning. Since laboring through 2 1/3 innings May 14 against the Houston Astros, Severino has a 1.37 ERA. RHP Chad Green (0-0, 1.62 ERA in 7 relief outings) will make his first start of the season in Tanaka's place. The onslaught simply continued. Hicks has enjoyed a terrific start to the 2017 campaign as well, and he added to it during Friday night's 8-2 win over the Orioles. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

She was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". The formal parlay, considered by diplomatic veterans as likely to be one of the most daunting negotiations in recent memory, begins on June 19. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom in which same-sex marriage is illegal. Read More »

Roland-Garros : Ostapenko remporte le tournoi chez les dames

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Que c'est beau! Le tennis a récompensé samedi l'insouciance totale de Jelena Ostapenko , plus jeune lauréate de Roland-Garros depuis Iva Majoli, 19 ans en 1997. Mais la jeune lettonne, encore irrégulière, commet trop de fautes directes, ... Un des plus grands exploits de l'histoire de ce tournoi légendaire qu'est Roland-Garros. Read More »

Man United confident of landing Real Madrid's Morata

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Antoine Griezmann - who had been United's primary target - was considered more of a number 10 or a goal-scoring wide man. United are believed to have submitted a €60m bid to sign Morata in recent days, with Real Madrid rejecting the offer amid increasingly acrimonious exchanges between Old Trafford chiefs and the newly re-crowned European champions. Read More »