• British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks
British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

The headline selection is that Johnny Sexton starts ahead of Owen Farrell at fly-half, with many expecting the Englishman to wear the No 10 shirt just a week ahead of the first Test. When asked how to combat the New Zealanders' bid to shift scrum perception in their favour, Gatland said the Lions should just keep calm and carry on.

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  • Queen's Championships: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashes out after losing to Gilles Muller
Queen's Championships: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashes out after losing to Gilles Muller

The top three seeded players - defending champion Andy Murray , Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic - exited in first-round play on Tuesday. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga slips against France's Adrian Mannarino in their men's singles 1st round match at the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at Queen's Club in west London on June 19, 2017.

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  • Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies 7
Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies 7

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha (3-4) gave up five runs, two earned, and nine hits in four innings. "(Fien) threw me a cutter first pitch and I said if he throws me another one I'm going to crush it", Pham said. With Michael Wacha set to face Nick Pivetta in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 9.5 runs. The Phillies announced th...

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  • Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at #ConfedCup
Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at #ConfedCup

It was a miserable start for the Russian skipper, who was making his 100th worldwide appearance. It was a touching moment to remind that the world should not forget about people with limited abilities. "If we had been more clinical in front of goal we'd have a point. We need to be gaining more confidence in order to look properly and integral pla...

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  • Penguins, Flyers get new jerseys for 2017-18 season
Penguins, Flyers get new jerseys for 2017-18 season

He recently christened a new playground at the Sto-Ken-Rox Boys & Girls Club that he and his wife had been working on for some time now with the Penguins Foundation. Fleury financed construction of the playground, purchased supplies for the Boys & Girls Club, and donated hockey equipment for the Club's indoor hockey rink, which has been named "Rink...

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  • No offer received for Cristiano Ronaldo, says Florentino Perez
No offer received for Cristiano Ronaldo, says Florentino Perez

Reports last week had suggested that Ronaldo had chose to leave Madrid after Spanish authorities filed tax evasion charges against him. Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

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  • Young Ronaldo fan breaks through security to hug his hero
Young Ronaldo fan breaks through security to hug his hero

Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities 14.7mn euros ($16.39mn) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of a court hearing next month, Spanish state TV said yesterday.

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  • Ronaldo set for July court date in tax case
Ronaldo set for July court date in tax case

According to an article published by UK's The Sun , Mourinho fell out with Ronaldo while he was the Real boiss, as he believed he was one of the high-profile players who had turned against him. Rumours that the Portuguese wants to leave the club came days after he was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities, but Perez has insisted the ...

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  • Smolov: Russia don't need Ronaldo
Smolov: Russia don't need Ronaldo

Mexico's all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez pulled one back for his side with a classic flying-header in the 42nd minute with both teams going into the break 1-1. The building was painted by a local collective called Supernova after a call from the city of Kazan to create murals in different parts of the municipality to celebrate the ...

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  • Celtics leaning towards Tatum; Bulls offer for Butler shut down
Celtics leaning towards Tatum; Bulls offer for Butler shut down

Following the picks swap with the Philadelphia 76ers , the 19-year-old was open to work out with the team, but it just didn't work out logistically, per Fischer. There has been speculation that the Celtics were interested in drafting Jackson as high as No. 1 regardless , although how his lack of a workout for the team would affect that is not kno...

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  • Canadian Formula One Grand Prix
Canadian Formula One Grand Prix

There were some manoeuvres where I almost wanted to close my eyes but ultimately the team and vehicle deserved more. The Brazilian's family arranged the presentation to Hamilton for equalling Senna's career total of 65 poles. "It's all about tomorrow". Mishaps at the start put Hamilton and Bottas home free in what had been expected to be a ...

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  • Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics
Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics

However, that still gives Boston a top level draft pick. Others believe that there still could be an National Basketball Association trade in the works behind the scenes. How does the ACC stack up to other Power 5 conferences producing first-round caliber players in this year's draft? And for the fans, they get to watch the highs and lows of th...

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  • LSU knocks Florida State out of College World Series
LSU knocks Florida State out of College World Series

He certainly didn't want that to be his lasting legacy. Martin has never won fewer than 41 games in a season since becoming FSU's head coach in 1980. OMAHA, Neb. Back-to-back home runs in the ninth soured his final stats a bit and ended his bid for his first complete game since 2015, but with a five-run cushion coming into the inning, there were...

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  • Bahraini royals congratulate Saudi crown prince
Bahraini royals congratulate Saudi crown prince

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday congratulated Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud for his appointment as the crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of defence, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. With Saudi Arabia the world's biggest crude exporter, the younger Salman backed a policy that aimed to cripple USA shale drilling by ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid and Portugal superstar makes history with goal
Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid and Portugal superstar makes history with goal

In today's second match, Mexico come from a goal down to beat New Zealand at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi . Tensions erupted in the first half when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at the New Zealand coaching staff over an injury to Carlos Salcedo that medics later determined would rule the defender out of the rest of the ...

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  • JR Smith Possibly On The Move As He Tells The Cavs 'Goodbye'
JR Smith Possibly On The Move As He Tells The Cavs 'Goodbye'

Smith signed a four-year, $57million contract before last season began, so it would be a shock if he left the Cavs. For a second, it looked like JR Smith was on his way out of Cleveland. They parted ways with GM David Griffin on Monday , and have yet to hire his replacement - though it's believed Chauncey Billups will eventually be hired in sai...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo goal gives Portugal victory over Russian Federation
Cristiano Ronaldo goal gives Portugal victory over Russian Federation

Russia went ahead in the first half of the Group A encounter through what was credited as an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall, and Smolov, the top scorer in the Russian league last season, wrapped up the points in the 69th minute.

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  • Fans outraged as Saudi footballers snub silence for London victims
Fans outraged as Saudi footballers snub silence for London victims

While the Socceroos stood arm in arm, the Saudi's continued warming up, claiming the tribute didn't fit in with their 'culture'. According to the Daily Mail , Saudi soccer officials told match organizers prior to the game that the team would not be taking part in the moment of silence because it was not in keeping with their customs and t...

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  • Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win
Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

Mexico now sits in a tie for second place in Group A in the eight-team tournament after playing Portugal to a 2-2 draw in their opening game. Russian Federation were high on confidence following their 2-0 win over New Zealand , whereas morale was somewhat low in the Portugal camp after they conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Me...

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  • Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup
Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

Here is a look at some of the best images from Mexico's victory. "This team, when they have to sacrifice themselves, they do that", he said. "We have a clear understanding of what needs to be done". We are going to improve from our last game. "The game was really rough and violent". I expect incredible spirit from our team. In the United King...

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