• British and Irish Lions bench Warburton for Maori All Blacks
British and Irish Lions bench Warburton for Maori All Blacks

Gatland said: "To be 22-13 up and feeling reasonably comfortable means it is disappointing to give it away". There were positives. CJ Stander was vast despite this being his third game in a week, carrying relentlessly and smashing himself into the tackle time and time again.

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  • Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson
Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson

After the Boston Celtics traded down to the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , many thought the C's would use their top selection on Josh Jackson . Butler is a star. The oldest player among Triangle players projected to go in the first round, the 22-year-old Jackson averaged 18.4 points and 4.7 rebounds for the NCAA champion Tar Heels.

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  • Michael Chandler loses Bellator title after ankle gives out on him
Michael Chandler loses Bellator title after ankle gives out on him

Primus had won in an unconventional way and the crowd was none too pleased. Chandler attempted to continue on one leg, but Primus realized the extent of the injury and proceeded to attack the leg. That might have been a point of turnaround for the two-time titleholder, but his ankle once again betrayed him. The cheers came back as Chandler got on t...

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  • Matt Mitrione stops Fedor Emelianenko after wild double knockdwon
Matt Mitrione stops Fedor Emelianenko after wild double knockdwon

A heavyweight scrap between mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione served as the co-main event of tonight's "Bellator NYC" pay-per-view fight card in NY. Although they immediately righted themselves, Mitrione was quicker to capitalize on the exchange, wrapping his left arm over Emelianenko's head and punching with his rig...

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  • Portugal Boss: Ronaldo Is Right To Snub The Media
Portugal Boss: Ronaldo Is Right To Snub The Media

Di Maria initially agreed in February of this year to pay 1.45 million euros. Spanish tax authorities believe Mourinho used an image rights company based in the British Virgin Islands, part of a chain of companies, including two in Ireland linked to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes.

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  • Santos keeps New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo
Santos keeps New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP ) - Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. Though they only need a point to reach the next round, their players and coach will be determined not to go through a similar ordeal as they did last time out, meaning that complacen...

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  • Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal
Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal

New Zealand put in an admirable effort against Mexico , and even took the lead in the first half, but ultimately couldn't hold on as the Mexicans superior talent showed through. We are aware of that. "Our guys are very confident so we're not thinking about the future; we're thinking about today". And the 56-year-old felt his players' redoubtabl...

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  • Ronaldo Showing No Fear For Portugal's Potential Semi-Final Opponents
Ronaldo Showing No Fear For Portugal's Potential Semi-Final Opponents

Russian Federation crashed out of last year's Euro 2016 at the group stage without a win and were regarded by many as the weakest team in the tournament. "We need to control the game and we need to show to ourselves that we can compete under such hard circumstances and hopefully we will make a step forward".

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  • Celtics confirm they will trade No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers
Celtics confirm they will trade No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers

Over the next two years, the team will have their own 2018 draft pick, the Lakers' 2018 pick (if lottery lands 2-5), and the Net's 2018 pick. Despite dealing two first-rounders to the Celtics , the Sixers still have a combined three first-rounders in 2018 and '19.

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  • Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman
Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the House bill would kick 23 million Americans off their health plans, and the legislation is unpopular with the public. The state has added 200,000 more people to its program under the Obama overhaul. "It's going to be very hard because it is a complex bill and there are a lot of differing ...

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  • Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals
Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals

It was soon 2-0 when Bernardo Silva converted a low cross from Pereira Eliseu after 37 minutes. In St Petersburg , Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand but it came at a cost as the Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.

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  • CR7 does U-turn on future in Madrid
CR7 does U-turn on future in Madrid

Prosecutors allege the star player failed to pay €14.8 million in tax due between 2011 and 2014 and "intentionally" misled authorities by declaring €11.5 million in taxable earnings versus a real figure of $43 million. The Real star has been summoned to testify on July 31. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used...

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  • McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions
McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions

Given Dane Coles has now been sidelined for the best part of four months with concussion, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitted there were worries for Smith and every precaution would be taken. Flanker Matt Todd, another of the cover players, was released after he sustained a calf injury during training. "He's now in what we're saying is a pre-s...

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  • Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers
Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers

Lonzo Ball's father saw his plan work to perfection, as his son was taken second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers and his Big Baller Brand got to release a new Lakers colorway for Lonzo's signature shoe . " I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also that players want to play with ". The young man became a colleg...

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  • Chicago Bulls: Complete 2017 NBA Draft results
Chicago Bulls: Complete 2017 NBA Draft results

The other amusing story to come out of Fultz's day in the spotlight is that he's moving to Philly, home of the cheesesteak, and is most excited about their generic, fast food chicken sandwiches. Two of the most successful programs in college basketball history had a very good night. Nothing materialized, though coach Stan Van Gundy said he told the...

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  • Kansas' Josh Jackson drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns
Kansas' Josh Jackson drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns

Each experience was unique and being their for the biggest nights in all of those guys' lives was memorable for a number of different reasons. All of that was clearly illustrated on Friday afternoon when Tatum met the Boston media at the Celtics training facility in Waltham, roughly 16 hours after Boston selected the Duke freshman forwa...

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  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino happy with VARs despite disputes
FIFA President Gianni Infantino happy with VARs despite disputes

Diplomats from Australia and New Zealand on Friday visited the National Center for Response to Critical Situations that reports to the Ministry for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense. FIFA president, Gianni Infantino , has described VAR as "the future of modern football", despite mixed reactions during this year's Confederations Cup .

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  • Are Comey and Mueller 'Very Good Friends' Like Trump Claims?
Are Comey and Mueller 'Very Good Friends' Like Trump Claims?

Even if they were the closest of friends, however, Mueller's investigation into Trump barely includes James Comey, whom like we said before, has no real motive to not be truthful in these matters. Trump said "there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that", and he added that some of Mueller's legal team had suppor...

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  • Danny Ainge: No Recent Effort to Add Jimmy Butler
Danny Ainge: No Recent Effort to Add Jimmy Butler

I'm not mad, I'm not. I can't say that it caught me off guard. But the Wolves improved by just two wins in their first season under coach Tom Thibodeau , and something had to be done, the team's owner said Friday. That told me a lot about him. If Minnesota truly wants to make major strides this season, more moves need to be made. "You get a guy ...

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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will attract the best - Yorke
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will attract the best - Yorke

United have also been linked with Monaco star Fabinho , who admitted he could be tempted by a move if a bid was made for him. Manager Jose Mourinho has been trying to improve the defensive midfield and has identified the Monegasque player as the missing piece of the puzzle.

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