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Warren Gatland praises Irish star when asked about Test team


We've gone hard with the lads in contact, fitness, taking a lot out of the legs and with the travel, etc that would have had an impact on the first couple of games, but we're ready to get battle-hardened for a Test match. A few key players made a massive difference. "You look at the players and you see them but you just stand there, and give them respect". "Stuart had been training well, we were trying to get the ball in his hands". Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick

The veteran goaltender was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in their expansion draft, the results of which were announced Wednesday during the NHL Awards telecast. You might also see the Golden Knights use several of their first and second round draft picks to take defensemen that have potential to start sooner than later. Read More »

Devils select Hischier with first overall draft pick

As a reminder, the Colorado Avalanche own the first pick in Round 2 at No. 32 overall. But some did better than others Friday, so let's break down which came away as winners, and which get the dreaded losers label. 10. I would not call him a sleeper but a little undervalued since he is a pure sniper who looks a lot like Phil Kessel . For the Golden Knights, Wednesday's NHL Expansion Draft was about the present. Read More »

All Black management unconcerned about Lions' defence

The Lions have adopted a relatively conservative style on tour, focusing on strong set pieces, accurate kicking and a smothering rush defense. THE 2017 British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand has been something of a stop-start affair. Read More »

Lopez the comeback king at Queen's


Two service games later and Cilic was celebrating his progression, converting the second match point to reach Sunday's showpiece. The singles final at 14:00 BST will be followed by the conclusion of the doubles semi-final, and then the doubles final. Read More »

Sena to announce its stand on NDA prez nominee tomorrow

We will always support the cause of farmers. Shah, however, did not disclose any potential names then, but called Thackeray on Monday soon after the BJP parliamentary board's meeting to convey the party's pick - Kovind. It has already said that his choice was on the strength of his Dalit caste which can only help build vote banks, not nation-building. Why should we be interested if you want a person who will work only for Dalits. Read More »

Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders

Gatland has repeatedly emphasised the "all for one" motto as Lions coach and Henry said his fellow Kiwi is getting the squad united as one - something he "failed to do correctly". "I probably only missed one or two sessions, so my preparation hasn't changed a whole lot", said Warburton. "If you look at the numbers elsewhere in terms of every other area of the game (against the Crusaders ), I thought we dominated in every other area - lineout, territory, possession, carries, line breaks". Read More »

Debutant Dawid Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa


Joining Alex Hales at the crease after Jason Roy departed for eight, Malan demonstrated his intent from the off, crunching his second ball of worldwide cricket over midwicket and high into the stands for a six. We slipped up a little bit with a couple of mistakes in the field ... but we finished really well and Paterson put in an fantastic spell of bowling. "I was obviously disappointed not to play in the Caribbean, but it was a great experience for me to be around that environment for ... Read More »

Merrifield, Hammel help Royals to 4-2 victory over Red Sox


It was a rough eighth inning. Scott walked Eric Hosmer on four pitches to load the bases for Salvador Perez . "He locates all his pitches, throws hard and has great stuff", Moustakas said. "It was too heavy for him, 32 ounces in all, but ideal to swing during batting practice". "I felt like I was attacking guys and trying to stay in the zone and make pitches", Pomeranz said. Read More »

Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon


Sanchez, 28, surpassed former La Roja star Marcelo Salas with his 38th global goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with world champions Germany in Russian Federation. "[We then played] Cameroon who were very strong physically and then it's all about the day-to-day recovery and then the focus is on the next game". Read More »

'Down and dirty' All Blacks have tip for Lions


This was a great start for the All Blacks too. They are available for second test selection. We needed to stop the Springboks' driving maul while competing better at the scrum. It was a match that confounded stereotypes as the All Blacks employed a direct, forwards-based game and the Lions produced a superb running try, finished off by flanker Sean O'Brien. Read More »

Hamilton Drives To Dominant Win In Canada, Vettel Fourth


Vettel then overtook Sergio Pérez two lap laters and had the race lasted just another two laps he would have very likely gotten past Ricciardo as well. 'I was focusing on Valtteri and I did not have anywhere to go because Lewis was in front. "We know which direction we need to be developing the auto from now on". Read More »

Azerbaijan GP: Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton clash as Daniel Ricciardo wins


At the race re-start of the second safety auto period at lap 17 Lewis Hamilton who was leading from pole and the beginning of the race was seen brake-testing Sebastian Vettel who was behind him in second place by then. At one point, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel were involved in an incident that threatened to sour their good relations. Read More »

Ronaldo, Nani on Target as Portugal Ease to Semi-Final


Petersburg S. Portugal topped Group A with seven points from three games, ahead of Mexico on goal difference after the CONCACAF champions beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1. Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an terrible mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament on Saturday. Read More »

Lions still need to improve: Gatland

We are creating them and now we are starting to finish them. "There were a few times in the first half when we were a little bit lateral with the ball, but we were much better in the second half". "Partly because we don't have a haka and we would've had to learn one and go through the cultural process around that". We've raised it with the ref already. Read More »

Why Lakers Prefer Lonzo Ball Over D'Angelo Russell As Team Leader

In this case, with Lonzo Ball being drafted by the Lakers on Thursday, it makes sense that nothing is in place just yet. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). And with the Lakers projected to draft Lonzo Ball with the 2nd pick in the upcoming draft, Russell and Ball actually seemed like a potentially exciting backcourt. Read More »

Celtics' Danny Ainge not worried about trading away No. 1 overall pick


If you had to grade out this trade, you'd say that both teams are getting what they want, but you'd have to say that it favors the Sixers at least slightly, considering we at least know what they're getting out of it ( Markelle Fultz ). More importantly, he can complement Ben Simmons playing off the ball when Simmons is running the point. The Celtics could pull the trigger on some of these first round picks to bring Butler, one of the best two way players in the National Basketball ... Read More »

Rivera powers Mets in 8-2 win over Giants


The Giants announced the move Saturday before their game against the Mets. The Mets (34-41) swept the series with an 8-2 win Sunday afternoon. The Mets hit four homers Sunday. The lefty Moore lasted only 4 ¹/₃ innings and allowed five earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks. The Mets' use of a six-man rotation during the past two weeks has given each starter an extra day of rest and allowed the team to push deGrom's pitch count higher. Read More »

WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for RAW in Los Angeles

Mentioning mom in an interview with LaVar is actually the only known way to calm him down a bit. "You can't really tell by my emotions, but I feel good". The question is will Simmons dunk on Lonzo like Embiid wants him to? In March, the outspoken Ball Sr said that his son was better than Stephen Curry , who recently led Golden State Warriors to the National Basketball Association title. Read More »

Magic Johnson sees Ball as one piece in Lakers plan

They acquired the pick from the Celtics on Monday and gave Boston the No. 3 choice. And there it is - the central concern about Ball: Can one separate the father's bluster from the son's play? Instead, it was leverage to prompt a trade to Los Angeles now - allowing him to get a full five-year contract with bigger raises next summer , and make the most money possible. Read More »

England's decider against Proteas not to be a grudge match


Two more quick wickets fell and while a stand of 54 between Mangaliso Mosehle (36) and Andile Phehlukwayo (27 not out) restored some respectability, England's total was never in danger. " Dawid (Malan ) showed by that performance that there are some good players really knocking on the door". "Tom [Curran] was excellent - he's put on a yard of pace, which makes his slower balls more effective, and I thought he was very impressive today". Read More »

Germany beat Cameroon — FIFA Confederations Cup


Neither were in evidence Sunday in Sochi as Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka eventually left the field around three minutes after his boot connected with Emre Can of Germany . Fabrice Ondoa denied Kimmich with a fine save, and Ter Stegen followed suit on a shot by Aboubakar. Werner evaded Adolphe Teikeu to meet a cross from Kimmich and open his worldwide account with his stooping header. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany reaches semis amid more replay confusion

The World Cup winners will face a rejuvenated Mexican squad on Thursday, while two-time Copa America champions Chile will battle Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Wednesday. "We are happy to reach the semi-finals and reach that aim". They will not play well or win all the time because they are not that good but we should learn to have faith in the boys - make that men - in green and gold because they continue to prove that they are mentally very strong. Read More »

Mourinho faces jail over tax fraud

This news as expected, has created a media circus around the world as there has been speculation that Ronaldo might make an unprecedented return to Manchester United with others linking the Madrid star to PSG, the MLS as well as China. Insisting that everyone must comply with their tax obligations, the Madrid president remained hopeful that Ronaldo would will meet his tax requirements and that all the confusion would be cleared up soon. Read More »

Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa


While chasing a moderate target, India lost in-form Rohit Sharma early but then Shikhar Dhawan along with Captain Virat Kohli established a 128-run partnership for second wicket before the former got out for 78. South Africa eventually crumbled to 192 runs well before finishing their 50 overs. Kohli joined Dhawan and after surviving hostile spells from Morkel and Rabada the pair started to play with more freedom. Read More »

Dominant England beat South Africa to earn impressive Twenty20 series win


Durban-born Roy, dropped from England's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan after a run of low scores, was in superb form. Dawson hit the penultimate ball to the long-off boundary to reduce the runs required to four from the last ball, but Phehlukwayo fired the final delivery right in the blockhole to ensure his side closed out the victory. Read More »

Ricciardo wins thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Would you have predicted Red Bull-Renault's Daniel Ricciardo becoming the fourth different victor of this exciting F1 season? Raikkonen qualified third ahead of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel , the championship leader. A loose headrest in Hamilton's cockpit led to the team calling him in to put in a new one before it blew off his auto. Bottas has now make up his lap and is on the tail end of the lead lap in 16th. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel three penalty points off a race ban

The safety vehicle led the field and exited on lap 23 after restart. Some will say that Lewis was going too slowly, which is a valid point, as Vettel slammed into the back of the Mercedes and damaged his front wing considerably. Vettel steered his Ferrari into fourth, just ahead of Hamilton's Mercedes. Their title battle had been so friendly up until this point, and that's a story that'll continue to run and run. Read More »

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo wins as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel collide

The two racers collided during one of three re-stars in a insane race in Baku . "On the cool-down lap, I was just giggling like a schoolboy". On lap 33 Vettel pits to serve his penalty and rejoins in seventh ahead of Hamilton . This prompted a flurry of activity as drivers switched tires, changing the race order somewhat. "We can't get the temperature in the tyres as it is..." "We're all grown-ups, we're men", said Vettel. Read More »

Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray


Soon after, Barrett drew first blood with a straightforward penalty for offside. It was Smith's third concussion of the year and the second one in as many games. Anton Lienert-Brown then came on at centre for the hamstrung Crotty - leaving no backline bench cover, bar reserve halfback TJ Perenara. The Lions arrived in Wellington on Sunday, with the Hurricanes on their immediate agenda before attention turns to next Saturday's Westpac Stadium appointment with New Zealand . Read More »

Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'

Ball may wind up living up to expectations, he may even one day be worthy of comparisons to Brady and Rodgers - though passing in the National Football League and NBA are hardly equivalent. Meanwhile, Johnson highlighted Ball's ability to make the "scoring pass", like he did himself back in the 1980s. I think we have great young weapons around him. Read More »

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff


The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Deadlocked with Berger at 11-under down the final holes of the round, Spieth sank a 16-foot birdie putt at the par-4 15th hole to reclaim a one-stroke edge. "I think I said the same thing at the John Deere in 2015". "I'm looking to hit the putt at the right speed". His drive in the pond on the right at 13 cost him a bogey. Read More »