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Mexico Hopes to Make Statement Against Russia in Confederations Cup

And in the 68th minute, Russia's hopes of an equaliser were dealt a blow when Zhirkov was sent off with a second yellow card after elbowing Miguel Layun. "It was an incredible first-half performance from us". But Russia - with midfielder Alexandr Erokhin on for Shishkin - made a bigger effort in the second half, and Smolov just failed to connect with a cross in a promising position just after the hour. Read More »

All Blacks outclass Lions in first Test

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Jamie George also put in a shift with 20 tackles, but watched the hooker clad in black pick up a pass off his bootlaces to score. There is no point quibbling over the minutiae of Gatland's selection as, aside for an Itoje here or there, it was seen as the strongest, most exciting XV the Lions could offer. Read More »

Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confederations Cup

Germany manager Joachim Low's experiment with youth will face a litmus test when his boys take on a risky Chile side in their Group B clash of the 2017 Confederations Cup at the Kazan Arena on Thursday. Germany had more possession in the second half, though they seemed content to pass the ball from side to side in a bid to wear out the Chileans. Likewise, Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi and Sanchez could line up against each other. Read More »

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Victorious Pakistan players dominated the Champions Trophy team of the tournament which was announced on Monday (Tuesday NZ time) with their captain Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side. According to Pathak, similar incidents between the two sets of fans have occurred in the past. India was outplayed by Pakistan in the final in all departments and the batters put up a poor show as the whole top order crumbled down while chasing. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand

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But they were slow to start and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot. In the final round of the champions of Europe will meet with the national team of New Zealand . This adds extra interest to how this one will play out. Read More »

Lions back three places not decided - Gatland

We appreciate the feedback, but it doesn't change much of our plan". "But we were very, very clear that we wanted to give the Lions a gift to mark the occasion and to welcome them to Wellington and the region. "There will be some healthy debate and that's the way we want it". The hosts barely had a sniff on home soil, as a mid-week Lions squad - missing most of the players expected to play the All Blacks on Saturday - picked them apart at will, running in four tries and dominating from ... Read More »

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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Chile and Germany are now in the first two places of their Group B having four points each ahead of Australia and Cameroon (one point each). Earlier, Australia's captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty as the Socceroos fought back to draw with Cameroon to leave both teams facing an early exit. Read More »

Praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions

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It wasn't easy, I thought the Lions played magnificently. - The All Blacks have won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the sides, with the Lions' only win in that run coming in the second Test in 1993. If the tight five do the job everyone else can play. The fast delivery allowed Smith to get on the front foot, and with a head fake and some footwork and a pass to Rieko Ioane , the left wing was over for the important try in his first test start which allowed the All Blacks ... Read More »

New Zealand vs. Portugal in 2017 Confederations Cup

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Have you read Trendiee Today? Portugal coach Fernando Santos speaks during a news conference in St.Petersburg, Russia , Friday, June 23, 2017 . However, they can still cause a huge upset by beating Portugal and giving the hosts an outside chance of qualifying. And Mexico went on to take the lead in even more weird circumstances early in the second half, with Akinfeev completely misjudging a long ball and presenting Hirving Lozano with a simple headed finish. Read More »

Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

Chicago bet on the trio of Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo , and the team sputtered during the regular season. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Read More »

First blood to New Zealand in opening Test over British Lions

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Kieran Read had 17 gain line busting runs, Jerome Kaino looked similarly unsafe and Sam Cane did his best Richie McCaw impersonation in a stellar performance.Whereas the Lions relied on the counterattack as their only way to the tryline, the All Blacks produced offload after to offload to ensure a lightning quick pace and it was those offloads which won them the game. Read More »

South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

Earlier Tom Curran took three wickets on debut as South Africa were restricted to what appeared to be an under-par 174 for 8. England will feel they should have won after being well- placed but they struggled in the closing overs after losing top scorer Jason Roy . Read More »

Bottas keen for long-term Mercedes deal

This was the second time he's done that this season, again, proving his dominance in the sport. "At the factory he brings great energy", Hamilton said. "At the moment I don't plan to". "It was important to get the lap in and make the jump to fourth". "I could easily do another three-year contract if I wanted to", he said. Read More »

Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

Teams who voluntarily kicked the ball out also got a raw deal because the ball would be returned to them deep in their own half rather than where play stopped. Oh, and don't forget New Zealand's defender Tommy Smith (he's number 20) who seemed to run from across the pitch, staunch as a rugby player, just to be part of the action. Read More »

Hamilton Says Baku Pole Even More Special than Montreal

Championship leader Vettel remained unperturbed by the gap and was confident Ferrari could challenging Mercedes in the race. It was a great result, which has pushed us to another level, and we will continue fighting for more such weekends. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather, Conor Macgregor Fight Is Officially Happening

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Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza said the fight had the potential to appeal to an entirely new category of fans. So what does the UFC get out of it? Mayweather, generally considered the greatest boxer of his generation, earned about $800m in his career, including a whopping $300m in his much-hyped "fight of the century" with rival Manny Pacquiao . Read More »

FIFA Confederation Cup: Germany, Chile end tie in stalemate

That was how the game remained as both teams looked to be more interested in drawing the match than losing. " Chile perhaps have a player or two amongst their ranks who have a lot of experience playing in tournaments, however I see us well equipped to deal with them". Read More »

Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

There are records of no little import within Lewis Hamilton's reach at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but ticking boxes in Baku appears far from his mind. Chasing his second career pole, Bottas was also disappointed. But Bottas finished just one-tenth off pace-setter Max Verstappen , so Hamilton's still confident he has a auto capable of securing pole Saturday. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Ball, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chino Hills, Calif., became UCLA's first player selected in the draft by the Lakers since 2006, when Jordan Farmar was taken as the organization's No. "Anytime you want the ball, just let me know and it's going to be there". The vision is that Simmons will be the primary ball-handler, but with Fultz not far behind. Read More »

South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

It means that the series is right in the balance going into the final game with all to play for which is exciting for both teams and their sets of fans. Bairstow creamed a glorious cover drive for four off Morris to get off the mark before Roy rocked onto his back foot and powerfully swatted Phehlukwayo away through midwicket for another boundary. Read More »

Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

It was all or nothing", Hamilton said. The Canadian later went down the escape road in Turn 2, but was not alone in doing so. The Finn had claimed provisional pole after Hamilton locked a wheel on his first run. Ricciardo's teammate, Max Verstappen , qualified fifth ahead of Perez. Even though the 19-year-old's start to the weekend was positive, his Friday ended in the wall. Read More »

By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons. And I said, OK, that's all I needed to hear. 23 overall to the Toronto Raptors . His effective field goal percentage of 69.3 would have ranked him third in the country per KenPom had he played the qualifying 60 percent of Indiana's minutes. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez , seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him. Speaking about Ronaldo's reported desire to leave the club, Perez added: 'Not I, nor anyone at Madrid , is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club'. Read More »

Farrell kicks Lions to win over Crusaders in New Zealand tour match

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Having completed the return-to-play protocols, he gets his chance to shine against the Highlanders but he was a face in the stands at Christchurch on Saturday watching Farrell and Sexton excel against the Crusaders . Five Ireland players have been selected for matchday duty on Tuesday when the British & Irish Lions play the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin ( kick-off 7.35pm local time/8.35am Irish time). Read More »

Ostapenko recovers to take first title

Jelena Ostapenko turned 20 on the Thursday that she reached her first Major final. 25-year-old Halep , who will be crowned world No 2 when the rankings are updated tomorrow, was gracious in accepting her defeat. Ostapenko also made 54 unforced errors , to Halep's 10. Even in the third set, Ostapenko trailed 3-1 and had to fight back to capture the win. Ostapenko was fearless, going for broke 3-0 down in the second set. Read More »

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams 'Blood Money' GOP Health Care Bill

None of the conservative senators have said that they are going to oppose the bill . However, the Republicans who crafted the bill are confident that it has the potential to be the GOP's answer to the ACA. Though he lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump last week privately called the House measure " mean " and called on senators to make their version more "generous". Read More »

India arrests 15 people for celebrating Pakistan cricket team's win

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Pakistan is also India's arch-rival on the cricket pitch. He said there is no guarantee that there will be another Champions Trophy after 2021. "We don't have any previous cases or official complaints on record but those residing in Mohad have told us that this has happened before", he said. Read More »

Knicks Trade Rumors: Will The Boston Celtics Aquire Kristaps Porzingis?

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Assuming there will be no more trade discussions this offseason, the club will have to find a way to sort through lingering issues with the 21-year-old Porzingis . They fit and are more willing to adapt. While there haven't been any specifics, Phoenix is one of the teams that boasts a high pick in this year's draft and a collection of young, talented players. Read More »

All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen

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The Lions are about power, kick and chase and, as their tour has rumbled on, a shadow Test team, formed for game three when they beat the Canterbury Crusaders, have developed into a class unit. Both tries were off the back of demolition work by a powerful New Zealand pack. Referee Jaco Peyper checked that Read had not knocked on and Barrett added the extras to give the All Blacks a 20-8 lead, which he extended with his third penalty on the hour mark. Read More »

Pressure nothing new for All Blacks, says Read

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Since Adam was a cowboy if your tight five do their job then everyone else can play. "We won that battle, but that doesn't guarantee that will happen next week". "We switched off for two tries, and we missed a number of opportunities, but they are things we can fix", said Gatland. An Auckland Transport spokesperson said the first buses have left from the North Shore and supporters are starting to catch trains to Eden Park . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku

With about 10 minutes left in P3, Verstappen's auto ground to a halt on the side of the track and he stood inspecting it for several moments. "It was all or nothing", Hamilton said. "Yesterday we were at a bit of a loss and we had to make a lot of changes overnight", said Hamilton, who was 10th in P2. "The human race is a greedy kind, and we always want more. Read More »

Another lead Husky: Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

Then, with their final pick (50th overall), they drafted Mathias Lessort from France. Ball's father, LaVar , put on his Lakers hat even before the pick became official. As for the idea that Embiid might be able to play in back-to-back games and not on a minutes restriction after dealing with both a year ago, Brown replied, "I think that's ambitious". Read More »

Magic Johnson on Russell: 'what I needed was a leader'

Wearing a custom No. 2 Dodgers jersey, des, Ball appeared comfortable with the attention, telling the crowd over the stadium PA system that it's something he's learned to deal with over the course of his high school and college career. Read More »