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New Zealand too fast and too furious


That's my biggest concern. We'll ask politely that the officials look at that and protect him. "The All Blacks are totally beatable", said Woodward, 61. Gatland has retained the same forward pack from that game in Hamilton while Greig Laidlaw and Dan Biggar provide continuity in the halves. Two tries from unexpected wing selection Rieko Ioane broke the game open in the second half as the New Zealand romped home 30-15, with the visitors' score boosted by a try on full-time. Read More »

Paul Pogba's dabbing goal will give you life


Of course, it goes without saying that the only fitting manner in which to celebrate scoring a "dab goal" is to follow it up with another dab. And Pogba also took the opportunity to announce the launch of his foundation on Instagram with a video in which he said: 'The birth of the Pogba Foundation. Read More »

Raiders send Vegas Golden Knights personalized note wishing the best

The NHL Draft will continue beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday. The Las Vegas Golden Knights got a steal in Johnathan Marchessault. Last season, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh. By the time you read this, the Golden Knights roster could look very different than it did on Wednesday night. Klim Kostin, another Russian who topped the NHL's European rankings heading into the draft, slid to the Blues at 31st overall - the pick coming by way of a trade with Pittsburgh. Read More »

London Tower Blaze Started In Fridge-Freezer

Urging customers to contact the company, Hotpoint said 64,000 units of the same model that caused the fire, were made between 2006 and 2009, when they were discontinued. They are sure the fire was not started deliberately. "Our tests will look at each aspect individually as well as how they how all worked together as part of the building's cladding". Read More »

Raikkonen prepared to help Vettel win fifth F1 title


After a strategy led to the drivers trading the lead in Monaco, team boss Maurizo Arrivabene has insisted that it's too early for any favoritism. "I have nothing to complain about", he said. "It's a big difference". "Seb has done very good races so far and has been strong everywhere", Raikkonen said. "I know I haven't answered your question, but it's a very intense phase of the season with a lot of races in a short period. Read More »

BCCI Gives A Warning To Virat Kohli

India's ace shooter and only gold medalist in an individual event at the Olympics, Abhinav Bindra took a dig at Kohli and slammed him indirectly. "As I said, his point of view is out there and we respect that decision", Kohli said. "Indian cricket needs his continued contribution in various capacities and wishes him all the best in his future endeavour". Will the BCCI again ask the new coach to sort things out with Kohli and stay away from solving the problem, like it did in the Kumble ... Read More »

Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis

It's hard to combat. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates with Pepe after scoring his side's first goal during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal , at the St. I think the New Zealand team deserved to score a goal. New Zealand at least came close through captain Chris Wood but their threat was akin to a water pistol when compared to Portugal's heavy artillery with the All Whites' Stefan Marinovic standing between his team and ... Read More »

LaVar just can't let Lonzo enjoy his National Basketball Association draft moment

The Philadelphia 76ers used the first pick to select Markelle Fultz of Washington, who was one of the most electrifying freshmen in college basketball last season. This came up because Brown long ago said he meant to use Ben Simmons , a 6-10 forward with an unselfish bent, at the point this season - an interesting experiment, not only because Simmons missed his entire rookie year with a broken foot but also because other responsibilities would have to be divvied up differently than ... Read More »

Predicting the career outcomes of 2017 draft picks

Of course, Johnson owns one of those coveted jerseys, so, what did Ball think about Johnson's challenge? This 19-year-old kid is so adept at dropping dimes on the hardwood - at the college level, mind you - that he reminded Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka of a pair of MVP quarterbacks in the NFL. Read More »

Gabe Vilardi selected 11th overall by Kings in NHL Draft

He usually doesn't play an overly physical game, despite his size. Steve and James Patrick were his biggest role models. Obviously, I think the Flyers have a really good team. Patrick had injuries every season from the midget level, until his second junior season with the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2015-16. "Watching hockey [when injured] sucks". Read More »

Mario Balotelli extends Nice contract


The striker signed a 12-month deal previous year after leaving Premier League club Liverpool and Nice hinted Balotelli has taken a pay cut to stay, although the length of his new contract is unconfirmed. Welcome to you, Super Mario". The Italy forward had somewhat of a recovery season last campaign after a torrid spell at Liverpool, scoring 17 goals in 28 games for the French club. Read More »

Magic counting on Ball to turn around lame Lakers


We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day. Ball then got the wish he and his father, LaVar , wanted all along by staying in Los Angeles , where he starred last season at UCLA . "This is insane", a calm Ball said in a phone interview. Despite being off the National Basketball Association court, he's had a year to soak in all that is the professional league. Read More »

4 winners and 3 losers from a busy 2017 NBA Draft

However, the Phoenix Suns' fourth overall pick Josh Jackson had the most positive mentions on draft day, and the Orlando Magic garnered the most positive outlook and social following of all other teams with one out of four tweets supporting the team. Read More »

The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than previous year

The 76ers have the top pick and are said to be set on taking point guard Markelle Fultz of Washington , while U.C.L.A point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to be taken at No.2 by the Lakers . He's got all the tools to be a good inside presence but just hasn't put it all together. The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson from Kansas University. Read More »

Bulls, Wolves make Butler deal

The Bulls finished 41-41 and lost in the first round to the Celtics. In a lengthy feature about how the Butler trade came together, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that it was essentially a known fact that the Bulls did not want to build around Butler . Read More »

Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is ready to join Manchester United this summer. Now Morata's agent says a decision on the striker's next move will be made soon. Mourinho is n the market for a top class striker after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Wayne Rooney is also expected to leave the club this summer and Morata has emerged as a prime target in recent days. Read More »

NBA Draft 2017: Celtics GM Danny Ainge sounds off on Josh Jackson

Bodner questioned whether Tatum would be able to regularly get to the basket against the NBA's better athletes, as he doesn't possess elite burst or explosiveness. There's a lot to like about Jayson. He's a terrific kid and a good player. Gordon Hayward is an obvious free-agent target and the Indiana Pacers appear all but forced into trading Paul George. Read More »

US Open champion Brooks Koepka breaks into top 10


That was five years ago, and each went his own way. As Koepka picked up momentum, Harman began to lose steam. Koepka had been on the punishing Challenge Tour schedule, taking in events from Kazakhstan to Kenya. "Any time you don't win, it stings". Matsuyama had the round of the day, a six-under 66. Koepka's victory matched the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011 - and stretched the run of first-time winners in Majors to seven in a row. Read More »

Mets promote Tim Tebow to Advanced A League


The Mets announced that Tebow is being promoted to Class A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets, and he's leaving the Columbia Fireflies after Sunday night's game. Tebow, 29, signed with the Mets in September and spent time in the Florida Instructional League and the Arizona Fall League. The Fireflies, the Class A affiliate of the New York Mets , have had Tebow on the roster since the season started in April. Read More »

Ostapenko: 'Enjoy the match, fight until last point' | Wins Roland Garros 2017


The 47th-ranked Ostapenko , only two days past her 20th birthday, raised her arms in victory after drilling a final backhand victor down the line. Ostapenko, who only celebrated her 20 birthday in the semi-finals became the youngest player to reach the final at the French Open since 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic in 2007, and across the Grand Slams since a 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki reached the 2009 US Open. Read More »

Hamilton pips Bottas to take 66th pole in Azerbaijan


With the Mercedes repairs taking longer than Vettel's penalty, Hamilton re-emerged onto the track just behind the Ferrari . "That was one of the most exciting laps that I've had all year", Hamilton said. "I was so on it - Q1, Q2, then Q3 I made that one little mistake and I was so frustrated I had made that mistake and the red flag came out when I was up again on my next lap and I was thinking "there is no way I was going to be able to do it on the first lap". Read More »

Hamilton secures Baku pole

Lewis Hamilton blitzed the Formula One field with a phenomenal last lap to secure pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix . The Aussie headed home Valtteri Bottas and Williams rookie Lance Stroll , the latter picking up a maiden podium just two weeks on after scoring his first points in F1 with a ninth-place finish in Montreal. Read More »