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Sam Warburton returns to captain Lions against Highlanders

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You have to give them a chance. So the Lions at last show some real roar, and for the planeloads of supporters going out for the first test - including myself - that game now brings real excitement and a new-found confidence. "We're so desperate to have a good tour and we're only a fraction away from being three out of three", Warburton said. They have got some very good All Blacks players in that team and it was a good hit-out, but that is all it is really. Read More »

Conor McGregor's Home Gym Paint Job Sends Message To Floyd Mayweather

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Mayweather-McGregor will take place three weeks before the unbeaten Golovkin defends his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight titles against Canelo in the same city on September 16. McGregor will be competing in his first sanctioned boxing match against a boxer widely regarded as the best of his era, and arguably the sport's greatest-ever defensive fighter. Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

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The Indiana Pacers have reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers about a trade for Paul George , according to recent reports . That didn't happen, and George doesn't have to worry about leaving $70 million plus on the table by leaving the Pacers . Read More »

Virat, Bhuvi, Dhawan Indians named in ICC Team of Champion's Trophy

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In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs. Pakistan outclassed India by 180 runs to win this the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy on Sunday. With his bat tucked under his arm, Fakhar begins the long walk back to the pavilion as the Indians celebrate grabbing their first wicket with only four Pakistan runs on the board. Read More »

Injured jockey Frankie Dettori out of Royal Ascot

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But Dettori - who 17 years ago hobbled away from a horror plane crash which killed the pilot - knows how to survive and then thrive. Ward, celebrating his eighth victor at the meeting said: 'She's a very special filly. "And I love seeing the fashion, what people are wearing - it's a fabulous fashion show". But I am going against the grain, for me at least, and putting up Prince Of The Dark at [24.0] or bigger. Read More »

Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice

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Those who criticize Durant for joining the Warriors and hate Golden State for its success might want to direct their anger at the National Basketball Association itself. "I don't believe we're a super-team here". Durant averaged 35 points on 50-40-90 club numbers against the Cavaliers , reaffirming his decision to bolt Oklahoma City for Oakland last summer. Read More »

Fresh-faced Germans made to sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

Aaron Mooy , Milos Degenek and Bailey Wright also appeared for the first time at a Federation Internationale de Football Association or AFC tournament. Germany would retake the lead prior to the break, though, as Draxler scored a penalty when Massimo Luongo slid through the back of Goretzka. While Kimmich showed much promise, Leno demonstrated that he's far from being a contender to replace 31-year-old Manuel Neuer in the German goal when it really matters for the world champions. Read More »

Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade

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There is speculation that James would feel more comfortable leaving OH a second time after the Akron native delivered the Cleveland's first championship in 52 years. LeBron James yells at Draymond Green during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. This report indicates Durant is very eager to help the Warriors keep the entire championship squad together for another run at the title in 2017-18. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/8/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Fans don't win games, players do. "We'll look to go into Pittsburgh , take a game from Game 5". I think we've got to play determined. Still, it would be surprising if the Penguins turned back to veteran Marc-Andre Fleury now. With their win Monday in Game Four, the Predators became the 13th team to even the Final at 2-2 after dropping the first two games of the series. They know that their own fan base will help that cause. Read More »

Golfer Koepka wins his first major at US Open

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I just didn't play well. As for scoring drama - well, this was one time he may have wished he didn't know where he stood. Koepka, South Korea's Kim Si-woo, Japan's Hideki Matusyama, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Americans Brian Harman and Rickie Fowler were the names battling for major glory on Sunday , rather than the likes of Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink and Ernie Els. Read More »

Kovalev calls for third Ward bout after controversial stoppage

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The people around him did. Kovalev claimed after the fight that it was the low blows that cost him the bout, but that it should not have been stopped. when you're a true fight fan, you don't mind hearing about the money and all that other stuff if it's a guy that loves to fight and is willing to challenge himself against anybody out there, you know, and fights all out". Read More »

Hamilton and Bottas race to one-two in Canada

Hamilton is only second in the overall wins in Canada which is led by Michael Schumacher with 7 Championships. The young Frenchman turned in an impressive series of laps and was matching the times of Ricciardo, Perez, Raikkonen (who had all stopped earlier for new tyres) and the charging Vettel further back, meaning he emerged from his own stop on lap 31 behind Raikkonen in sixth but with tyres which were 12 laps younger. Read More »

Mexico snatch draw against Portugal in frantic finish

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In Kazan hosted the second match of the eighth confederations Cup Portugal national team missed the victory over Mexico . However, with two teams qualifying for the semi-finals from the four-team pool and Russian Federation up next, Ronaldo is confident the European champions can quickly improve their fortunes. Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka to meet 2nd time in French Open semis

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For the fourth year in succession, Murray is through to the last four of the French Open , his latest passage to the semi-finals coming courtesy of a four-set victory over Nishikori on Court Philippe Chatrier. Open quarterfinals in September. Do you something awesome to share with the world? Wawrinka, meanwhile, took full advantage of a poor serving day by Cilic, who put just 49 percent of his first serves in play. Read More »

Andre Ward TKO's Sergey Kovalev in light heavyweight boxing world championship

However, rather than calling a halt to the action, referee Tony Weeks saw that Kovalev's body language was that of a fighter who may have wanted out and called a surprising halt to the bout. I knew he was hurt. And now he's lost two fights consecutively, and has been stopped inside the distance for the first time in his career. The US star is confident he can do well if pitted up against the bigger guys, due to his stamina and work-rate in the ring . Read More »

Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

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England hardly sparkled against an industrious and spirited Scotland side in the Group F qualifier but Southgate believes they showed they have the right personality to get results in testing environments. "We've gave it away cheap and then it's went out wide. We'll have a look in more detail, but you've got to credit Leigh Griffiths with two outstanding strikes". Read More »

Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title

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Karolina is a good player and made it tough. Halep would move to No. 1 by winning the championship. "I am really happy", said Ostapenko after her win on the clay. A sliced forehand, a shot she likes, went into the net. The 2015 semifinalist did rally to force a third but was always under pressure on serve in the decider. Read More »

Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of Pakistan HWL clash

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Pakistan , ominously made to bat first - the team batting first lost six of the seven previous finals - racked up a final-record innings of 338-4, founded on a 128-run opening stand between Fakhar Zaman , who earned his maiden one-day global century with 114, and Azhar Ali , whom Fakhar helped to run out on 59. Read More »

CT Final: Pak wins against India

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Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed , front center, celebrates with teammates during the award ceremony for the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval in London , Sunday, June 18, 2017. Mohammad Amir , who did not play in the semis, produced a brilliant spell of pace bowling and took the price scalps of the top three Indian batsmen to leave the Men in Blue at bay. Read More »

George plans on leaving Pacers in 2018

Four-time NBA All Star Paul George reportedly told the Indiana Pacers that he plans on becoming a free agent in the summer of 2018. Another way is that they could trade for George this summer. On Thursday, George told reporters that he was committed to playing with the Pacers through the next season because he is still under contract. Read More »

Nadal withdraws from Queen's tournament on doctors' advice

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I guess it is not so bad, but it really depends on how you view his situation. "Today was a very important day for me". "I had tough times previous year so it's great to have big success again". Andy Murray , the reigning champion, has the second best odds, followed by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic . "Finally, I can play tournaments again. Read More »

Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

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Ronaldo, the four-time Ballon d'Or victor, reportedly wants to leave Spain this summer and United is among the clubs that he could move to, along with Paris Saint Germain . Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has thrown his support behind unsettled Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo following reports that the player wants to leave the club, sending a warning to Manchester United in the process. Read More »

Ronaldo wants Manchester United return

August 2013 - The former Madrid boss aims another barb at his former player - claiming he is not the "real" Ronaldo . Last week, fans in Madrid and across the world were shocked to hear that Cristiano Ronaldo intends to leave Real Madrid this summer. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game 3: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113 (final)

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The Warriors closed out the game on an 11-0 run. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.6 points and 6.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. He doesn't begrudge the Warriors for adding to a star-laden team given that it's within the rules. Kyle Korver's dunk in the second quarter was just the 36-year-old's second all season. Read More »

Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills

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World No.1 Dustin Johnson , who missed the cut at Erin Hills, called Koepka on Saturday night to tell him to stay patient, not get ahead of himself and the US Open trophy would be his. "That's about the best I've ever played", he said, and Koepka's winning score of 16 under equalled the US Open record set by Rory McIlroy when he won the tournament in 2011. Read More »

Boxer Andre Ward Stops Russia's Sergei Kovalev In Eighth Round

He's not happy about what he said were racist overtones in videos sent out by Kovalev and his team, and unhappy Kovalev keeps questioning the legitimacy of his win in the first fight. Why get away from it? And Ward emphasized that he was dealing with as much remorse as Kovalev was. "It felt like I was up [on the scorecards], but a championship fight starts after the sixth round", Ward said. Read More »