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Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders

Captain Alun Wyn Jones called it a "confidence-boosting win", as Gatland singled out the Lions lineout and the tactical kicking of Conor Murray for special praise. "At this stage of the tour everyone has had a start and as coaches we are happy that all the players have had a chance to put their hand up and perform in the Lions jersey", Gatland told reporters after announcing his squad on Sunday. Read More »

Moore returns to Wallabies' starting line-up

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Moore will make his 120th Test appearance on Saturday, surpassing Italian Martin Castrogiovanni and Englishman Jason Leonard to become the 10th most-capped worldwide player. Sefa Naivalu and Rob Horne are also starting as the Wallabies look to rebound from their surprise 24-19 loss to Scotland. The Wallabies are yet to lose to Italy in their 16 encounters, winning 23-20 in their last clash in Brisbane in 1994. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo set for July court date in tax fraud case

He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the player a delinquent. Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed that the national team skipper, now playing at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has told his agent Jorge Mendes to get him back to Manchester United . Read More »

Confederations Cup: Javier Hernandez looks to excel as Mexico face New Zealand

The highly entertaining fixture saw Cristiano Ronaldo put through a sublime assist for Ricardo Quaresma who slotted home the opening goal in the 35th minute. 'We have to win, because if we win the next game we will be one step away from qualifying'. Portugal had a first-half goal by Nani disallowed after a video review, when the game was still scoreless. Read More »

National Basketball Association draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson

This statement is indicative that Jackson does not want to play for the Celtics. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens are of like mind in that they put a premium on intense, defensive-minded competitors. He added that he didn't work out with Boston before the swap because it wouldn't have been worth his time, given that it looked all but certain that the Celtics would draft Markelle Fultz with the No. Read More »

Madrid end De Gea chase

After the deal which would have seen the 25-year-old move from South America to the Spanish capital and would have seen the recent La Liga landscape pan out much differently since the deal fell through, Barca swooped in to take the highly sought after attacker. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton: Canada win crucial to title hopes

Lewis Hamilton closed the gap on Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One championship to 12 points with a vital win in Canada. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (L) celebrates winning the race with teammate Valtteri Bottas . Williams' Felipe Massa finished seventh and the top-10 was rounded off by Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg. Williams rookie Lance Stroll had a disappointing outing before a home crowd at his first Canadian GP. Read More »

England wary of Kiwi challenge to semi-final berth

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England , sent in to bat in overcast conditions by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson , were in danger of failing to get to 300, despite fifties from Joe Root (64) and Alex Hales (56). Assuming the remainder of Group A suffers no more washouts, if New Zealand beat Bangladesh on Friday Australia need a beat England to progress. Read More »

Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

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A RBI on a sacrifice bunt by Beau Jordan scored Watson for a 2-0 lead. Michael Papierski reached on a slow chop through the middle that FSU second baseman Matt Henderson got to but bobbled for an error. He needs 32 wins to overtake Augie Garrido as the Division I all-time wins leader. "This record obviously shouldn't just be an individual award". Kramer Robertson ended his 0-for-Omaha nightmare by lacing a leadoff single to center field and promptly swiped second. Read More »

Saudi King Deposes Crown Prince And Names A New Heir, Age 31

Summary⎙ Print Reactions in the Iranian media to Mohammed bin Salman's appointment as crown prince of Saudi Arabia suggest concern about escalating tensions. With Saudi Arabia the world's biggest crude exporter, the younger Salman backed a policy that aimed to cripple US shale drilling by driving down prices but created the current glut. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over rude chants at Confederations Cup

Portugal will be looking to register their first win of the tournament when they face hosts Russian Federation in the FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday. Watch Mexico vs. New Zealand to find out. Osorio will hope that taking the attacking initiative gives his team the win they desperately need to improve their chances of progressing before going into a tough final group match against hosts Russian Federation. Read More »

JR Smith's Facebook was hacked to say he was leaving the Cavaliers

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But the only likely scenario in which Smith would be out of Cleveland is via trade. Is he a part of a potential deal that would bring either Jimmy Butler or Paul George to Cleveland? In the never ending rumor mill that is the National Basketball Association, we're just going to have to wait to find out. Read More »

Russian Federation vs New Zealand Preview, Face-Off: FIFA Confederations Cup

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Besides Russia and New Zealand , Portugal , Mexico , Cameroon, Chile , Australia and Germany have also sent their national teams to participate in the cup. "The game was rough, nearly violent on occasion, so I lost my temper". "I am disappointed about the game, I did not guard well", New Zealand's midfielder Michael McGlinchey said in an interview with TASS after the match. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia

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Meanwhile, Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities the €14.7 million (Dh60.2m) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of the court hearing, Spanish state TV said last night. Russian Federation were high on confidence following their 2-0 win over New Zealand , whereas morale was somewhat low in the Portugal camp after they conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico . Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup

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Spectator stands of the stadium were mostly packed with Russian football fans, who loudly cheered and waved banners along with national flags in support of their home football squad, but there were fans as well from Portugal , Mexico and other countries as well. Read More »

Sad day for Indian cricket: Lalchand Rajput on Kumble's resignation

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All senior officials, including the acting secretary (Amitabh Choudhary) and the CEO (Rahul Johri), talked to Kumble and Kohli in great detail on the matter. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising of Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, will now select India's next coach. "They tried to resolve the issues but eventually no outcome could be found out and Kumble made a decision to move on", he added. Read More »

Ronaldo grabs first goal at Confed Cup

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As the host country, Russian Federation is playing along with seven other nations, including Mexico , Portugal , Germany, Chile, Cameroon , New Zealand and Australia. We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better. The World Player of the Year headed home Raphael Guerreiro's lofted cross at the far post after just eight minutes. Read More »

McGregor 100 per cent positive that he will beat Mayweather

The two fighters have gone back and forth for almost a year regarding a potential showdown with both men previously stating they each wanted $100 million for the fight . Both Floyd and Conor are trendsetting personalities who've transcended their respective sports. " McGregor is not a boxer", said Pacquiao, who is in the middle of preparation for his WBO welterweight title defense against Jeff Horn next month. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

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On second glance, the All Whites weren't so bad against Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup and can give Mexico some problems. Only a superb one-handed reflex save from Akinfeev , who made his 100th worldwide appearance, stopped Andre Silva's bullet header just after the break. Read More »

Russia 0-1 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo Wins It

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Cherchesov also denied suggestions his team froze in front of a near sell-out crowd at the Spartak Stadium , a second-half rally nearly yielding a point after the hosts were outclassed in the opening 45 minutes. Wood's shock first-half score for New Zealand was cancelled out by goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta as Mexico's victory took them top of Group A on goals scored. Read More »

DJ, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

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World number one Dustin Johnson led an unprecedented exodus of big guns at the 117th US Open on Friday as four players grabbed a share of the lead at the halfway stage. Patrick Reed, in foreground, was one of many who had the leader board at Erin Hills bleeding red. I felt like I've been playing pretty well all week, and didn't have quite the numbers to show for it. Read More »