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Jones to lead experienced Lions against Crusaders

The Blues are New Zealand's worst-performing Super Rugby side this term, but Robertson scotched the idea that losing in Auckland leaves the Lions struggling for their entire tour. England winger, Nowell, got an element of revenge, after being burned for the first score. Halfpenny was included for his word class goal-kicking and that is a reason he may be favourite to line up at 15, come the first test. Read More »

England 310 all out against New Zealand in Champions Trophy

A win for either team will take their tally to three points and if England manage to beat Australia , then either New Zealand or Bangladesh will make it to the semi-final encounter. Although New Zealand's reply began with the first over dismissal of Luke Ronchi, the Kiwis recovered to reach 158-2 before a dramatic collapse saw them lose their last eight wickets for just 65 runs as they were skittled out for 223. Read More »

Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory


We're in the Chase. Dillon's opportunity might have never happened had it not been for a bit of chance. Dillon inherited the lead when Jimmie Johnson ran out of gas with two laps remaining. Truex's entire tenure with Furniture Row Racing has been littered with close calls. Truex took the lead for the final time with 67 laps left, sweeping past Busch to move out front. Read More »

Jimmy Garoppolo could sign extension with Patriots?


With that in mind, the Patriots had two options; trade him away for a possible high draft pick or keep him for another year and hope he re-signs. After this season, Garoppolo is set to hit the free agent market, and could be in for a hefty payday. Read More »

Andy Murray 'wants to keep going' after reaching French Open semi-finals

Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn't remember last year's US Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarter-final rematch with the world number one at Roland Garros on Monday. It wasn't the best match. " Paris has also had some problems too in the previous year or two". Svitolina dealt with sudden pain in her back about a half-hour before her match and said she panicked. Read More »

No result again gives Australia hopes a cold shower

The left-handed opener passed 4000 career runs during Australia's rained out Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh , reaching the mark in 93 innings, the third quickest of all-time and easily ahead of Jones' Australian best of 102 innings. Read More »

Man City Signs Brazilian Goalkeeper Ederson


Ederson will become the Blues' fourth Brazilian alongside midfielders Fernandinho and Fernando and exciting striker Gabriel Jesus . It is clear that the Spaniard has been looking for a goalkeeper for some time, with Willy Caballero's release, Claudio Bravo's tough first season and Joe Hart's likely exit from the Etihad Stadium . Read More »

Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

Keeping hold of German midfielder Mesut Ozil and Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez would be a good start, but it is clear that there will be players leaving and arriving at the Emirates this close season. Wenger, however, will remain in charge after signing a two-year extension at the Emirates Stadium, and will face enormous pressure to boost the squad and improve on a dismal campaign. Read More »

Saints 'hopeful, and yet we're guarded' about Nick Fairley's condition


It's hard to envision him being able to stay healthy enough to play five more seasons. Fairley has apparently been out of contact with all or most of his teammates during this process, but Payton said he's been in touch with Fairley. The 32-year-old Peterson said that 37 is "a good number" and said he would like to prove people who say running backs can't last that long wrong. "The whole of previous year, I was sitting next to him like in meetings and all that". Read More »

Oracle Team USA beat New Zealand, win America's Cup qualifier

The challenger series has allowed teams to work on their techniques, while adding an extra level of excitement to the event. That's similar to what Oracle gained. Oracle - skippered by Australian Jimmy Spithill and owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison - staged one of the greatest comebacks in sports by winning eight straight races to rally from an 8-1 deficit and retain the Auld Mug. Read More »

Kane eager to transfer red-hot club form to England

He said: "Who wouldn't want to win that big gold trophy?" HARRY KANE plans to end a year-long England goal drought by hitting a Hampden hat-trick. Current Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate reserved special praise for Kane this week, suggesting that the 23-year-old's "leadership qualities" could see him take on added responsibility for his country. Read More »

Barcelona name Ernesto Valverde as coach with two year contract

If he's good enough for Iniesta, then he's good enough for me, and like him or not, he's now the man in charge and deserves the support from all the fans as we begin a new era. They all won the league in their first season and Valverde's task is to put Barcelona back at the summit of Spanish football after Real Madrid's title success this season. Read More »

Novak Djokovic Knocked Out of French Open, Nadal Cruises


Nadal advanced when his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta , stopped in the second set because of an injured abdominal muscle. The 31-year-old Nadal has dropped only 22 games on his way to the semifinals , his most efficient run to the last four of any Grand Slam tournament. Read More »

Alonso: I'll be back with McLaren, if we're winning

Speculation that McLaren and Honda could be set to split is intensifying ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix . Considering McLaren already is considering changing suppliers for 2018, Alonso's threat could provide the impetus to kick Honda to the curb. Read More »

Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds


It was Crosby's first goal in a Stanley Cup Final since Game 4 against the Detroit Red Wings in 2009. For now, he insists he is happy enough just to sit on the floor as long as he plays. "I thought tonight of all nights, we generated the most chances of the highest quality". Singer and actress Carrie Underwood, who's married to Predators captain Mike Fisher , admitted that she hadn't gotten her husband a birthday present. Read More »

Chelsea told to pay €100m for striker target

Their president, Urbano Cairo , quoted in the Metro , showed serious defiance at a recent promotional event in Milan , saying that he was not interested in selling Belotti, and anyone who wanted him would have to cough up the release clause from his recently signed deal. Read More »

Trump urges Gulf unity in call with Saudi king

Qatar has strongly denied supporting terrorism and has condemned the move, largely spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, to isolate it. Iran is now exporting around 50 containers of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Persian Gulf states every day, while the new agreement would have Qatar receive a huge amount of Iranian food products, protein products and seafood, Nourani noted. Read More »

'16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss

Nadal won 6-2, 2-0 after Carreno Busta withdrew with abdominal pain, in 51 minutes, reports Efe. The Serb is playing French seed Dominic Thiem in his quarterfinal match. The opening set was fiercely contested with four breaks of serve being shared between the two players, but it was Thiem who held the edge in the tie-break and eventually claimed it by a 7-5 scoreline. Read More »

Jeah, There's A Mini Ryan Lochte In The World Now


The baby, which is Lochte's first child, is healthy and was born at 5:46 a.m. The new parents have made a decision to name their baby boy Caiden Zane. Lochte is a 12-time Olympic gold medalist who competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. "Best news I've ever received", he captioned the image of himself kissing Reid's belly underwater. Read More »

Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach


He went 190-48 (.798) at Oklahoma in his only college head-coaching job, giving him more victories than Sooners greats Barry Switzer (157) and Bud Wilkinson (145). "So, I'll wait for things to die down and I'll reach out then". "I have been very fortunate to have such outstanding coaches in my time at OU", Stoops said in the statement. Read More »

India to get a new coach, with or without Anil Kumble


An unnamed BCCI official told DNA that these players termed Kumble as "too bossy" and blamed him for "imposing strict standard of inhuman approach while tackling fatigue and injury". Last April, Warne had expressed interest in working with the Indian team. There are about a billion-plus people supporting the Indian cricket team . Read More »