• Lions to dedicate remaining matches to those affected by London terror attacks
Lions to dedicate remaining matches to those affected by London terror attacks

With jet-lag still an issue - Gatland said coach Andy Farrell was in the team room at 4 a.m. having given up on trying to sleep - the Lions hope to be acclimatised by the time they get to Eden Park. "There's plenty for us to work on". Gatland said he doesn't worry too much about those perceptions, but his apparent frustration suggested otherw...

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  • Oakland plans parade for Warriors as 2018 expectations soar
Oakland plans parade for Warriors as 2018 expectations soar

They feel like it is unfair for one team to have a bunch of star players, while other teams don't have any. Bob Myers has done a tremendous job of elevating himself as one of the best executives in the history of the game through his impeccable drafting ability.

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  • Manchester United target Morata gets married in Venice
Manchester United target Morata gets married in Venice

The Spanish worldwide scored a whopping 20 goals and 6 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions combined, the highest by any Real Madrid player apart from Cristiano Ronaldo , despite largely playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema. United had been favourites to sign the Spain worldwide, with a £65m deal appearing close to completion last wee...

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  • Mostly sunny skies, humid conditions in Charleston area on this Father's Day
Mostly sunny skies, humid conditions in Charleston area on this Father's Day

Similar weather will continue into Monday and Tuesday with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. It's forecasts call for a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms mainly after 5 p.m. Temperatures are expected to stay above 80 degrees through Thursday , according to the National Weather Service. The Weather Service says that 2 to 4 inches...

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  • How Paul Casey survived a classic US Open debacle
How Paul Casey survived a classic US Open debacle

Major winners world number one Johnson , Northern Irishman number two Rory McIlroy and Australian number three Jason Day all are big hitters and come to a layout that should favour them. John, my caddy and I kept communication great. If somebody does it tomorrow to win the U.S. Open by one, that's the specialness of my round. "But, I'm a prett...

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  • Diego Costa's wage demands make AC Milan move unlikely
Diego Costa's wage demands make AC Milan move unlikely

Now that it's known he is no longer part of Conte's plan, Chelsea's hand has been severely weakened. Costa has publicly expressed his desire to return to Atletico, whom he departed for Chelsea in 2014, but the La Liga side are banned from signing new players until 2018.

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  • Indian top order collapses in Champions Trophy final
Indian top order collapses in Champions Trophy final

The El Classico of cricket is upon us, India will look to defend their title while Pakistan in their first Champions Trophy final appearance will try to avenge their humiliating defeat on an opening day and prove doubters wrong. But Pakistan could also find a place for Amir by leaving out a spinner in either Shadab Khan or Imad Wasim. "It...

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  • Thomas makes history in US Open third round
Thomas makes history in US Open third round

It seems not everybody was blown away by Justin Thomas' record-breaking display in the U.S. Open . Father's Day marks what could be the final day of the 117th U.S. Rickie Fowler , who slipped out of the U.S. Open lead after making three bogeys in a row late in the second round, put himself back in the thick of the chase with a run of three bir...

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  • Real Madrid ready to pay Ronaldo's tax bill for him to stay
Real Madrid ready to pay Ronaldo's tax bill for him to stay

As one of the most marketable players in the world, Ronaldo's potential availability would generate much interest, but only the very richest clubs in the world would be able to afford him. Tebas has also acknowledged that the LFP would suffer if Ronaldo does take the decision to leave Madrid, with the four-time Ballon d'Or victor a considerable pre...

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  • Dragons lock Hill named on bench for Lions clash with Chiefs
Dragons lock Hill named on bench for Lions clash with Chiefs

Tour captain Sam Warburton has been omitted, as have the likes of Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony and Taulupe Faletau. "There's no doubt that there's some pressure on certain players and certain combinations have gone well", said Gatland, when quizzed on Warburton's situation.

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  • Confederation cup: Putin's speech motivated my 'boys' - Russia coach, Cherchesov
Confederation cup: Putin's speech motivated my 'boys' - Russia coach, Cherchesov

The Confederations Cup kicked off with host nation Russian Federation opening the World Cup rehearsal tournament against New Zealand . Among the highlighted bets entering this contest sees SkyBet backing Russian Federation to win the game 2-0, while New Zealand is tipped to win 1-0.

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  • Johnny Miller reacts to Justin Thomas' record-breaking 63 at Erin Hills
Johnny Miller reacts to Justin Thomas' record-breaking 63 at Erin Hills

Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. Open , and the players are noticing a difference. "It would change my life, I know that", he said. Thomas, who first caught the attention of the golf world when he carded a bogey-free 65 at the 2009 Wyndham Championship as a 16-year-old, said the weather had pla...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo tax evasion: Portugal star hints at leaving Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo tax evasion: Portugal star hints at leaving Real Madrid

Ronaldo is looking to help Portugal build on their European Championship triumph by capturing another piece of silverware. Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday, two days before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut in Russian Federation, because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that ...

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  • US Open Still Up For Grabs
US Open Still Up For Grabs

Dustin Johnson (73) ended at four over, World No.2 Rory McIlroy (71) missed the cut at five over while World No.3 Jason Day (75) was near the tail of the field at 10 over. "I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", said Day, who arrived last Friday. "Obviously if it's going to be blowing 25 [miles per hour], I think...

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  • Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe
Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles. Bale has been hampered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the season, but the Wales forward was able to play a part in Madrid's 4-1 demolition of Juventus in his hometown after coming on as a 77th-minute replaceme...

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  • Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major
Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

Fowler, who shared the 36-hole lead at the Masters in April, never came seriously close to bogey because he was never in trouble. He didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and had to settle for a 70. Or that Johnson and McIlory went home Friday after missing the cut? They are always only a tick here or there away from a birdie run. He shot 73 a...

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  • Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy
Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy

Pakistan have already "closed the chapter" on their trouncing by India in the group stages of the Champions Trophy and intend to prove the point in the final, according to coach Mickey Arthur . "Hopefully, we can post more than 300", Sarfraz said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a CAB first division league match between East Bengal ...

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  • 'Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confed Cup' says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva
'Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confed Cup' says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva

Petersburg. The Confederations Cup is the main warm-up event for the 2018 World Cup. Russian President Vladimir Putin, together with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, as well as FIFA President Gianni Infantino, attended the opening ceremony and the cup's first game, which saw Russia beat New Zealand 2-0.

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  • Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy
Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

Will it be the team of their opening group match at Edgbaston on June 4, a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals India , where some often thoughtless bowling and timid batting were only outdone only in their ineptitude by woeful fielding during an all-round performance labelled "shambolic" by Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur? A wild swipe at Pandya...

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  • Saturday's US Open shot, hole and quote of the day
Saturday's US Open shot, hole and quote of the day

Rory McIlroy hit back at suggestions he was "bored" with golf after missing the cut in the US Open for the second year in succession. Despite his epic day, Thomas is one shot behind Brian Harman , who shot a 67. As he finished the third round at 11-under par and a two-stroke lead over the field, though a number of contending golfers are ...

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