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Lions' Nowell hits straps in Chiefs win


Two well-taken tries against the Chiefs, however, have given him every chance of participating in the Test series at some point. "If I got anywhere near it, it would be unbelievable". "We are pretty happy with where we are at the moment", Gatland said. "Our lineout was (dominated), most of it was our issues, but they're going to come up against a pretty good set-piece in the All Blacks and they're going to have to earn it and fight for it". Read More »

Pakistan crushes England's Champions Trophy hopes


Pakistan shocked England in the the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy as the Green Shirts eliminated the hosts in the semi-finals on Wednesday. "You guys have been thrashed fair and square by Pakistan ", he said. But on arrival in Wales, they found requirements were very different. "I don't think there was any home advantage, if that's what you're asking". Read More »

Russia Boss Stanislav Cherchesov Defends Team Over Losing Cristiano Ronaldo


Mexico will face hosts Russian Federation (on 3 points), while Portugal are yet to take on New Zealand , who are mathematically eliminated after the defeat to Mexico . He scored in the 7-0 rout of North Korea at the 2010 World Cup, and three goals at Euro 2012. "In the second half we changed things round a bit and we had several good chances but unfortunately they did not produce any goals ". Read More »

Top NHL draft prospect makes ceremonial pitch at Wrigley


It's generally accepted that Patrick and Switzerland's Nico Hischier will be the top two players taken Friday night, but which one is plucked first by the New Jersey Devils remains a guessing game, at least to those outside of general manager Ray Shero's inner circle. Read More »

Jimmy Butler reportedly wants to remain with Bulls

And the Bulls get to jump start their rebuilding process, apparently with young pieces to implement Fred Hoiberg's system and a draft pick to come. Butler will be reunited with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau , who is the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Timberwolves. Read More »

Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race


Ryan lost that internal election, receiving only 63 votes from the 194 members. Ryan managed to capture a third of the caucus, a sign of discontent toward Pelosi within the party. This is not a personal thing. "Obviously people are very concerned about where we are and they want to have a conversation about where we need to be", Rep. Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No

Now that the Sixers moved into the No. 1 slot of the National Basketball Association draft and the Lakers reportedly traded their point guard, D'Angelo Russell, clearing the way to select a point guard ( Lonzo Ball or De'Aaron Fox) with the No. Read More »

Coach seeks brighter beginning from Cameroon

The African champions have now won only one of their last four matches and have scored just once in that run, but head coach Hugo Broos was happy with his players' efforts against an undoubtedly superior Chile side. "They will be prepared for us and we will be prepared for them as well". "They showed against Chile in moments, against a very good Chilean side, that they can be very unsafe, particularly in transition". Read More »

Rampant India restrict Proteas to 191

And it was the run out of De Villiers, one of the greatest cricketers of the modern era, which sparked South Africa's collapse from 140-2 to 191 all out. By his own admission, he's pretty desperate. "But there will be no looking back as there is always room for improvement". "I don't think we are a bad cricket team". Read More »

O'Mahony to lead Lions against All Blacks

I think we're in a good place, if we weren't creating line breaks I'd be a anxious man sitting here. In contrast, the class of 2017 know the style they want to play, and have been consistent in executing it. "It's exciting, and you can feel the enthusiasm and the real hunger in the hotel with the players". He's been brilliant and fully deserves his shot. Read More »

Cameroon exploited Mathew Ryan's weakness in Socceroos draw

A similar result in the day's other fixture, between Germany and Chile , means Australia must beat the South American champions by two clear goals to progress. After Kruse and Leckie linked up, the wingback found his No.9 in the box, with Juric doing well to control the ball and sort out his feet. The match swung again and on 57 minutes, Australia received a life. Read More »

Nets take Texas center Jarrett Allen with 22nd pick in draft


Miami holds the 14th pick, followed by the Trail Blazers, Bulls and Bucks. In Draft Express' most recent profile on Allen , both Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz are impressed with Allen's physical tools. He also scored 22 points at TCU. The departure of Brook Lopez made it even more of a need for the Nets. "I can defend pick and rolls, block shots and bring a level of intensity on the defensive side and offensively that my shot has developed a lot since the end of the season". Read More »

Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Suns

KU coach Bill Self, who was with Jackson at the draft at Barclays Center in NY, said No. 4 was "probably the flawless landing place" for the former KU freshman given how everything unfolded in the last week. Reed, who averaged 14.9 points per game as a senior, worked out twice for the Suns, who like his defense and shooting ability. "Thanks for believing in me Sacramento Kings", Mason tweeted after his selection. Read More »

Cameroon's hopes dented by Australia draw

Tim Cahill says he's happy with Australia's point against Cameroon but is eager for the Socceroos' clash with Chile. Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederation Cup on Thursday, a result that further dented both countries' hopes of progressing in eight-team tournament in Russian Federation. Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championship at Queen's Club

After losing just his second match here against Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals in 2015, Nadal was forced to pull out ahead of the third round previous year with a left wrist injury. "I like playing on grass and have been in five finals, remember that". Martina Navratilova, previously tied with Nadal, owns nine singles titles at Wimbledon , while Margaret Court holds 11 singles titles at the Australian Open - a feat spanning both the amateur and open eras. Read More »

Best to lead new-look Lions, controversial additions among replacements


Gatland believes "all New Zealand teams" are using the tactic and says players have become "very, very subtle" at doing it. It's not just the tight stuff, he gets around the park as well. The Lions had lurched through the first four matches of their tour with only one solid performance, the 12-3 win over the Canterbury Crusaders last Saturday. Read More »

Reds suffer Naby Keita transfer blow


Are they stonewalling or just playing hardball? Naby Keita completed the second highest amount of take-ons in the Bundesliga last season. The Sweden global signed a contract until 2022 in February but continues to be linked with a move to AC Milan , adding fuel to the fire himself by admitting he would not be overly concerned about missing out on Champions League football in 2017-18. Read More »

Klopp close to getting his man


Last season with Roma we played five at the back and two strikers; I was a second striker, like a No.10. "He is an ambitious player who wants to win and win at the highest level; he knows he can fulfil those ambitions with Liverpool ", Klopp told the club's website. Read More »

Pistons take Duke's Kennard with No. 12 pick


Not so long ago, you could envision the Thunder selecting Luke Kennard with the 21st pick in Thursday's NBA Draft . Kennard, a sophomore with the Blue Devils, averaged 19.5 points per game on 35.5 minutes last season. As a 6-foot-6 sharp shooter, he's looking more and more like a lottery pick. Turn your attention to previous year when the Pistons selected Henry Ellenson over Malcolm Brogdon. Read More »