• All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen
All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen

The fast delivery allowed Smith to get on the front foot, and with a head fake and some footwork and a pass to Rieko Ioane , the left wing was over for the important try in his first test start which allowed the All Blacks some breathing room.

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  • Koepka's big move takes US Open
Koepka's big move takes US Open

There is also a financial windfall for Elliott, who pockets a percentage of Koepka's prize money of £1.6m. On Monday, June 19th, the 117th U.S. Open was history, and it was time to start cleaning up. Open a year ago. That put him in Sunday's final pairing - a 2:54 p.m. tee time - and Thomas, an early bird, said it was "bizarre for me", hanging ar...

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  • Abhinav Bindra Slams Virat Kohli Over Anil Kumble's Resign
Abhinav Bindra Slams Virat Kohli Over Anil Kumble's Resign

He also respected Kumble's opinion but felt that certain matters are sacred, "One thing for sure is that I have had 11 press conferences that have happened during the Champions Trophy". "But it is the first time a known fighter like Anil did not stand up", said the former captain. He was asked about Kumble's approach while coaching and he stoical...

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  • 76ers Fans Who Trust The Process Are All Smiles
76ers Fans Who Trust The Process Are All Smiles

Silent, at least so far, were the Knicks, who began the day shopping disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis but were apparently asking too high a price. If an National Basketball Association prospect really doesn't like a potential landing spot, it's possible to force a trade and still be paid quite handsomely, if not the true value that the market would...

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  • Maroons Force 2017 State of Origins Decider with Comeback Win over Blues
Maroons Force 2017 State of Origins Decider with Comeback Win over Blues

Asked if he was tempering expectations of further Origin dynasties, he replied: "I think Queenslanders love their Origin". "The way he was holding that shoulder, there's no way he can continue, which speaks volumes for Thurston and the way he played on".

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  • Warren Gatland insists Lions can fix mistakes ahead of second Test
Warren Gatland insists Lions can fix mistakes ahead of second Test

And the defeat means the Lions must triumph in Wellington next Saturday if they are to avoid a series defeat in New Zealand . Rieko Ioane's first finish in the left corner was supreme, as was the handling and scrum power that preceded it, while hooker Codie Taylor's pick up of Isreal Dagg's pass for the first was also sensational.

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  • Vegas Golden Knights make first picks in NHL Draft
Vegas Golden Knights make first picks in NHL Draft

The Vegas Golden Knights general manager has long viewed the NHL's entry draft as the way to build a championship team. The Golden Knights also chose forward David Perron , who had 18 goals with the St. The Golden Knights got a Las Vegas resident who can help promote the franchise in its first season. Despite lottery odds that would have sugg...

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  • Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis
Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis

Meanwhile, Indian star P. V. Sindhu was knocked out of the tournament following a tough quarterfinal battle with world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Tai was focusing on making Sindhu move, and she was trying to use the deceptive drop shots but Sindhu kept her guard. The Indian erased the deficit to held the match point at 20-19 but the Chine...

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  • Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton in practice for Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix
Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton in practice for Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix

There are so many great things that come along with it, that I'm really enjoying at the moment, but for sure there are things I look at and think "jeez, if I had the whole year there is so much I could achieve and so many things I could tick off the bucket list".

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  • Petra Kvitova, coming back from knife attack, reaches semifinals at Aegon Classic
Petra Kvitova, coming back from knife attack, reaches semifinals at Aegon Classic

Asked if the comeback had gone better than expected, she replied: "Yes". She had won only 12 points. Fortunately for the fifth seed, she was able to hold onto her serve but trailed 3-4. She sliced the ball hard, kept it wide and low, and denied Muguruza chances to develop pace and rhythm with her elegant groundstrokes. "It was very close, but I p...

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  • F1-Bottas predicts a 'mess' in challenging Azerbaijan Grand Prix
F1-Bottas predicts a 'mess' in challenging Azerbaijan Grand Prix

He failed to trouble the time sheets yesterday, before missing most of final practice with a hydraulic issue. His crushing performance in qualifying has provided him with the chance to do just that. Then the red flag was brought out with three and a half minutes to go as Daniel Ricciardo parked his Red Bull on one of the straights after hitting the...

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  • Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows
Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows

You do if you're Magic. That dimension of his skill set may have been what most impressed Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. Never had any of them arrived with the fanfare and pressure that preceded Johnson's introduction by Dr.

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  • Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3
Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3

The rumored deal between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers to swap positions in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft is going down , which means we're all going to have to hit "reset" on those mock drafts once again.

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  • Second-string Lions step up in Chiefs win
Second-string Lions step up in Chiefs win

The Lions were also able to disrupt the Chiefs lineout more than they should have been able to. "This was their 10th time playing in Hamilton , and having lost on the past two occasions - to the Maori in 2005 and to Waikato in 1993 when Gatland scored a try for the Mooloo men - they made amends big time, with a team featuring five of those Wel...

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  • Nobody is indispensable - Figo thinks Real Madrid could cope with Ronaldo exit
Nobody is indispensable - Figo thinks Real Madrid could cope with Ronaldo exit

Don Balon says Mourinho wants United's board to use the budget drawn up to re-sign Ronaldo to spend on Neymar . The claim lists two counts of alleged tax evasion - one in 2011 and one in 2012 - when he managed Real Madrid . However, Perez said that he had not spoken to Ronaldo, who is on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russi...

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  • Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft
Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

Eberle, 27, is entering the fifth year of a six-year contract worth $36 million and had been a frequent subject of trade rumors. "I think it's the size of fight in your heart and what you're willing to do on the ice". An 84-point season would have put the Golden Knights in sixth place in an eight-team Pacific Division last season, ahead of Arizona ...

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  • Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final
Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final

But the physical demands of racing the power-hungry 50-foot America's Cup Class foiling catamarans, which have a crew of six, requires a new mix of strength, speed and stamina. Land Rover BAR have qualified for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs following the conclusion of the double Round Robin stage. While SoftBank Team Japan...

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  • Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russian Federation
Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russian Federation

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson has no problems with New Zealand being written off before they even take the field against Portugal in their final Confederations Cup pool match. However, it was not to be as Hector Moreno snatched a last gasp victor in the 91st minute to claim Mexico a share of the spoils. After more minutes of the Mexi...

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  • Argentine agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud
Argentine agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. The background to this is a concerted attempt by public prosecutors in Spain to target high-earners suspected of tax evasion, with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo the most recent big names implicated, although both have st...

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  • 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

It's always been rumored the team will use the second overall pick this year on UCLA star Lonzo Ball , who's worked out with the team multiple times recently and has made his desire to play for Lakers very public . The Sacramento Kings selected Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick. The deal was primarily made to shed Timofey Mozg...

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