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Gatland ready to fix Lions for Wellington

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A challenge most teams have found impossible to overcome. The 26-year-old hooker had flawless lineout statistics in the first half with all of his four throws finding the man, but then received treatment after injuring himself in a crunching tackle on Sam Whitelock in the 24 minute. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Last week Cristiano Ronaldo was also accused of tax fraud and now the Euro Winner will testify in court on 31 July over allegations of €14.8min unpaid taxes between 2011 and 2014. Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011. Read More »

With health care bill, GOP mounts historic heist

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Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP. A day after saying he had "serious concerns" over the Senate's health care reform bill, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. "Of Louisiana's two senators, Sen". Read More »

Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final — FIFA Confederations Cup

European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty. Porto midfielder Herrera fired in a deep cross to the far post where Araujo lifted the ball over Akinfeev and into the opposite corner. His replacement, the instantly recognisable Nani , forced another superb Marinovic intervention before Andre Silva skipped forward and skilfully created room from ... Read More »

India set 282 runs for England in Women's World Cup opener

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England , skipper Heather Knight finished with the figures of two for 41 from her 7 overs. Smriti Mandhana's 90 off 72 balls jolted England after the hosts had won the toss and chose to bowl. Both the openers scored half centuries. Here is a look at some of the records Mithali achieved during her innings. Since her debut in 1999, in her 18-year long career, the current Indian captain has smashed many records. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Portugal reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty. Ronaldo could have added to his tally when he climbed to meet a Nelson Semedo delivery, his header scooped away by Stefanovic who then stood tall to superbly deny Andre Silva . Read More »

Alexis Sanchez replies 'no' to Bayern Munich transfer question

If neither player signs a new contract this summer they would be free to leave the club for no fee at the end of next season. Sanchez and Ozil both have one year left on their contract and negotiations over new deals have stalled. It ended brightly for the Welshman, after he scored the victor in Arsenal's record breaking FA Cup victory against Chelsea at Wembley. If Arsenal's 2017-18 wage bill is more than £7m higher than it was previous year, as it would be if Ozil and Sanchez signed, ... Read More »

NHL Draft - Day 2 updates

Six Americans were selected in the opening round of the 2017 NHL Draft here tonight at the United Center, home of the Chicago Blackhawks . When the draft began around 6 p.m., no team deviated from the set order of picks - until the Hawks, who made the first trade during the draft. Read More »

Firefighting airplane crashes in Portugal

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A man, right, walks along a recently burnt patch of pine forest in Serra do Macario, central Portugal, Tuesday, June 20 2017. The Judicial Police told Efe that the police had ruled out arson and pointed to lightning striking a tree as the most likely cause of the deadly fire. Read More »

Mustafi: Arsenal can't afford to sell 'hungry' Sanchez

Sanchez and Ozil have been constantly linked with exits in recent months due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding their current contract situations. Pires, who won two league titles with the club, wants Arsene Wenger to spend big in the off-season, but he said retaining Sanchez and Ozil was also crucial. Read More »

Pope calls for prayer as 62 die in wildfires in central Portugal

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Portugal's national Route 236 was transformed into an inferno as the ferocious blaze ripped through the wooded countryside. The fire, which is still burning, has left more than 60 people dead in Central Portugal https://t.co/m9OVBlRhrB- The New York Times (@nytimes) June 18, 2017 One psychiatric nurse is helping those who have been traumatised. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time leading goalscorer ahead

Reigning World Cup champion Germany , meanwhile, edged Australia 3-2 in a game that it controlled but some sloppy moments in the back-especially in goal-allowed for the Aussies to make it interesting. Germany play Cameroon tomorrow in Sochi while Chile face the Socceroos in Moscow. "I've seen a few games of Australia and there is a lot of enthusiasm in the team, a fighting spirit, so it's a very hard team to play against". Read More »

Portugal to rest Ronaldo

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The Kiwis will breathe a slight sigh of relief if Ronaldo is rested, with the Real Madrid star netting 15 times in his last nine matches for club and country. "I see that Portugal only won one game in the 90 minutes in the European Championship but that's not true, nobody can be European champions if you do not win four games". Read More »

Markelle Fultz Excited to Play for (Team Name)

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington , excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. "It's an honor to be compared to James Harden", Fultz said. "It's well on its way there". "This city has to feel fantastic", coach Brett Brown said. Read More »

Ronaldo sets aside off-field problems in Portugal win

Portugal needed only a point against the Kiwis in St Petersburg and made no mistake, with Ronaldo converting from the spot, and the impressive Bernardo Silva - a recent recruit at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City - turning the ball in from close range four minutes later. Read More »

Fight Set for Aug. 26th

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Mayweather, 40, retired in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 professional boxing record while boastful Irishman McGregor, 28, is the UFC's lightweight champion. "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever", White said in an interview with FOX Sports . Read More »

Caravaggio wakes up in time to seal Commonwealth Cup glory at Ascot

Aidan O'Brien would welcome a rematch for Order Of St George . Ribchester and Barney Roy both delivered group one successes in a first day treble for the boys in blue and O'Brien had to wait until a third of the way into the meeting before the classy Highland Reel delivered a victor in the Prince of Wales's Stakes. Read More »

Confederations Cup : Portugal, Mexico, Russia eye semi-final berths

New Zealand had no business competing with Mexico . Santos has promised he will rotate his team against the All Whites , with one change enforced due to Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro's injury, though he did not show his hand when it came to questions about his most valuable asset. Read More »

Starting XI: Portugal v New Zealand

But they were slow to start and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot. Former Manchester United winger Nani then drilled in a fourth in injury time , with Portugal now having lost just one of their last 23 competitive fixtures. Read More »

Tapwrit captures final jewel for Pletcher

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Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming skipped the race, as did Preakness Stakes victor Cloud Computing . Five of the past nine Belmont winners did just that. It appeared the popular one-eyed colt, raced wide throughout the mile-and-a-half contest and was under riding before the turn, would finish out of the placings as he'd done in the Kentucky Derby, but he toughed it out over the final three furlongs and appeared to be making headway on the line. Read More »

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

The 32-year-old has a court date in Madrid next month, accused by Spanish authorities of tax evasion, and the fallout has resulted in Ronaldo threatening to leave Real. Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's comeback victory over 10-man Russian Federation in Kazan. Russian Federation broke the deadlock in the 25th minute through Alexander Samedov but Nestor Araujo headed Mexico level five minutes later. Read More »

Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green

The Warriors actually had Bell going in the first round and after seeing him slip through the first phase of the second round, called the Bulls proposing the transaction. Bell averaged 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds and was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in his junior year at OR, which advanced to the Final Four this season. Read More »

Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

Hamilton , who was quickest in both Q1 and Q2, trailed Bottas after the first runs, 0.154 seconds down after making a mistake in the final sector. Nico Hulkenberg was just outside the top ten in 11th in an uneventful session for the German. Read More »