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Lions send message to All Blacks

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Gatland said its frustrating the amount of off the ball play in terms of blocking and holding back that is going. "We're giving players a chance here from an attacking perspective". "All that ( the Lions fans) adds to the Test match atmosphere, whether they are supporting you or not". Gatland insisted he was "always confident" that Owen Farrell would be available for the Test despite the England playmaker's thigh strain, but the head coach is offering no guarantees to his captain, Sam ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho, the latest to be accused of Tax fraud

The claim, which dates to a period between 2011 and 2012, alleges that money due from the use of his image rights were steered into 'corporate structures [which] were used by the accused in order to hide revenues'. The Argentine midfielder is accused of failing to pay some 1.3 million euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama. Read More »

Sanches becomes leading scorer as Chile draw 1-1 with Germany

There were two teams on the pitch who have a very strong game-plan and I think that is very attractive for the players and spectators. His teammate, midfielder Lars Stindl , said the match with Chile was not an easy walk because it "is a very experienced and aggressive team". Read More »

Lakers Trying To Acquire Another First-Round Draft Pick

On Tuesday, the Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . It's new Lakers president Magic Johnson's first draft pick since accepting the role in February. "What's incredible is that according to Zo, his dad has been great". Read More »

How the Lions scored a try for the ages

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We'll just battle on and move on to next week. It will be up to the All Blacks kicking game to show that it is a match for what Conor Murray and the Lions throw at them to take territory back from the tourists. "That opportunity just off kick-off in the first half [when Elliot Daly had a possible try ruled out] and then nearly the same again in the second half, when we didn't convert two very good chances". Read More »

Mexico look to book place in Confederations Cup semifinals against Russia

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Coach Fernando Santos is not concerned about which team is up next for Portugal , with Group B to be decided on Sunday. "But like I said - the only team not the champion of their respective continent is us". It is the first time since 2001 that the FIFA Confederations Cup hosts have failed to reach the semis. New Zealand nearly pulled a goal back on the hour when Doyle's ball across the face of goal from the left found Wood at the far post , but Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio ... Read More »

Portugal considers resting Ronaldo ahead of group stage finale

Russian Federation were putting good amount of pressure on the Portugal back line in the closing moments of the game which proved too little too late for the host nation as they have failed to test rui Patricio all through the game, they had a good opportunity in the last seconds of the game where Dhzikiya rose up well for a corner and had a free header but failed to keep it down and hot it well over the bar. Read More »

Splash! Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler from Bulls

LaVine, a two-time National Basketball Association slam dunk champ, averaged 18.9 points and shot 39 percent from 3-point range. His season ended on February 3, when he crashed to the court clutching his left knee in a collision with Detroit's Andre Drummond. Read More »

Confederations Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

That haul included hat-tricks at the quarter-final and semi-final stage of the Champions League , before finding the target twice in a final victory over Juventus. The manager's results in charge of Mexico speak for themselves. Against Russia , El Tri once again demonstrated the resilience that Osorio screams for in every match. Read More »

All Blacks forwards showed they are no pushovers

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We're not just a team that can play flashy rugby. And I mean down and dirty in the most respectful way. He added: "I thought they played very well up front". As they have so many times before New Zealand broke their opponents' will in the second half, but for the first hour the game was nip and tuck with the tourists' defence shackling the usually free-flowing Kiwis. Read More »

NHL, NHLPA assists Illinois to study adding hockey program

ET. The announcement will be made at a news conference this evening at the NHL Draft in Chicago, which also hosted the Frozen Four this past April. With their second round pick, the Blackhawks took right-handed defenseman Ian Mitchell of the AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints. Read More »

IU's Bryant a 2nd-round NBA pick

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The two of them together can make players on the floor better. Ball usually grins or sighs when his father gets on the microphone, but he openly acknowledged he also wanted to land with the Lakers , who needed a serendipitous draft lottery to end up with the second pick. Read More »

Proteas show fight to level series

JJ Smuts (45) started the innings with a lot of positivity scoring two boundaries and a six in the first two overs but the Proteas lost Reeza Hendricks (7) in the fourth over when Curran (3-33) got his maiden wicket by castling him. South Africa coach Russell Domingo has made an emergency return home after his mother was seriously injured in a vehicle accident. Cruising at 125-1 in pursuit of 175 to win, the quickfire departures of Jonny Bairstow and then, in controversial fashion, ... Read More »

The biggest winners and losers from the NBA Draft

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After Lonzo Ball was drafted with the 2nd overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft , expectations are high in Los Angeles for the young point guard. For his senior season, Iwundu averaged 13.0 points on 48.1 percent shooting (151-of-314), including 37.6 percent (32-of-85) from 3-point range, with 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.4 minutes per game. Read More »

Mourinho denies tax fraud claims

Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014. Spanish tax authorities believe Mourinho used an image rights company based in the British Virgin Islands, part of a chain of companies, including two in Ireland linked to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes. Read More »

Russian Federation can fight for Confederations Cup trophy - deputy premier

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Petersburg Saturday. The match was preceded by an opening ceremony that featured pop star Sergey Lazarev alongside FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 mascot "Zabivaka". Nani (C) and Portugal players celebrate after their team's 1-0 win against France in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. Read More »

Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

A red flag with little more than three minutes of Q3 remaining interrupted the session with Bottas topping the timesheets ahead of his colleague. With about 10 minutes left in P3, Verstappen's vehicle ground to a halt on the side of the track and he stood inspecting it for several moments. Read More »

Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

Mexico has brought back its first-choice lineup for the final group stage match, with a number of rotations made in the near-disaster against New Zealand . The lead was doubled six minutes later as Ricardo Quaresma played in Eliseu, who fired the ball into box, where Bernardo Silva was on hand to slot home. Read More »

Bottas fastest in eventful final practice

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. "All weekend we've struggled to switch the vehicle on over a single lap, but it was an all or nothing moment so I just gave it everything I had". Read More »

Bulls make big splash, trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler is on his way to Minnesota to reunite with another guy who was pushed out of Chicago, Tom Thibodeau . Patton sat out the 2015-16 season as a redshirt. Before getting hurt, LaVine shot 46 percent and averaged a career-high 18.9 points per game. Butler averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2) and assists (5.5) in his sixth season. Read More »

Blackhawks begin busy second day of National Hockey League draft

The St. Louis Blues sent forward Jori Lehtera and two draft picks to Philadelphia for Brayden Schenn, and also traded physical forward Ryan Reaves to the Stanley Cup champion Penguins. Galvas, who played in several leagues last season, has a bit of offensive skill, scoring two goals and racking up seven assists in 17 games as a member of the Czech under-18 team on the worldwide level a season ago. Read More »

Sidney Crosby, family celebrate another Cup title with Penguins

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By the time the Penguins reached the final, the team seemed to be exhausted, with the Nashville Predators carrying much of the play for the first four games. His only point in the previous five games of the Stanley Cup Final was an assist in the 6-0 Game 5 blowout. This year's win might have been harder than a year ago. Read More »