• Vunipola: British and Irish Lions looking for more
Vunipola: British and Irish Lions looking for more

The British and Irish Lions laid down a marker on their tour of New Zealand by beating the mighty Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday and restricting the free-scoring Super Rugby outfit boasting eight All Blacks to just three points. Super Rugby is played in the summer. "You don't want to die wondering and think 'what if?'" Whitelock said. ...

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  • Reiko loane double as All Blacks maul British and Irish Lions
Reiko loane double as All Blacks maul British and Irish Lions

British and Irish Lions boss Gatland was left frustrated with what he felt were deliberate tactics from the All Blacks diving "blindly" at Murray's standing leg whenever he launched a box kick in Saturday's 30-15 defeat to New Zealand .

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  • From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo no longer wants to leave Real Madrid
From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo no longer wants to leave Real Madrid

In a statement, Ronaldo's management company Gestifute said there had been no attempt to evade taxes. Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011-12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer.

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  • Dominant New Zealand increase America's Cup lead
Dominant New Zealand increase America's Cup lead

Team New Zealand needs to win six more races to return the Auld Mug to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, where it resided from 1995 to 2003. The Americans will spend their time poring over the data and trying to work out what changes they can make to their foil and rudder packages to eke out extra boat speed.

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  • England fall short of record run chase
England fall short of record run chase

The match also included the firstever use of the Decision Review System (DRS), with Nat Sciver the unlucky recipient of being given out, caught behind, on review. Fortunately for England , it is not how you start tournaments but how you finish them that counts. A nervy start came was made by England , with opener Tammy Beaumont being dropped in...

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  • Lionel Messi swaps 21-month prison sentence for fine
Lionel Messi swaps 21-month prison sentence for fine

A 13-year-old boy from Rosario, Argentina crossed the Atlantic along with his father to join Barcelona , a club who would stand beside the short, frail yet talented kid. The most hard thing is to do things the easy way. "He does everything well". It does not matter if you are a Barcelona fan or not, if you like to watch football then you jus...

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  • Aaron Pico submits after 24 seconds in debut fight
Aaron Pico submits after 24 seconds in debut fight

Aaron Pico is still young, and he still has a vibrant future in MMA ahead of him. Pico started wrestling nearly since he could walk and boxing not much longer afterward followed. It appeared that Pico briefly slipped into unconsciousness just after he tapped. The hype around was Pico was so palpable, he even had articles written about him be...

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  • Gatland says Hansen 'worried' as Lions loom
Gatland says Hansen 'worried' as Lions loom

Gatland made wholesale changes to his team for the match against the Chiefs , with none of the starting side who romped to a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday picked, with Ireland hooker Rory Best named to lead the all-change team.

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  • Paulinho reveals Barcelona talks
Paulinho reveals Barcelona talks

His efforts in Asia, alongside those with his country, have sparked talk of a possible return to Europe, with Bayern Munich also among those said to be keen . And the 28-year-old has told the Brazilian press his agent has been approached with an offer from Barcelona . There are many things I need to put on the balance to make my decision, and o...

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  • Azerbaijan GP - Friday - Practice Session 2 Report
Azerbaijan GP - Friday - Practice Session 2 Report

Stroll labelled his day as "very positive" as he received his first taste of the wall-lined Baku City Circuit. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were fourth and fifth with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton only 10th. The highly treacherous Turn 8 caused severe problems all day. On another frustrating day for Fernando Alonso, the ...

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  • Warriors secure spot among National Basketball Association legends by dumping Cavaliers
Warriors secure spot among National Basketball Association legends by dumping Cavaliers

It took shooting 49 percent from the field and a 51-point Game 1 performance to manage that, though. That meeting in the Hamptons last July that delivered Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors always felt like a move that would change the National Basketball Association.

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  • Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open
Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open

Graeme McDowell, also from Portrush, won the US Open 2010 with Rory McIlroy triumphing the following year. Since Jason Day lifted the 2015 PGA Championship, every Major championship has been won by a first-timer. The difference between "being in the moment" for four days, never having that "fraction of a second slip in focus" that leads to a dou...

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  • Portugal Through To Semifinal, Mexico Eliminate Hosts — FIFA Confed Cup
Portugal Through To Semifinal, Mexico Eliminate Hosts — FIFA Confed Cup

That's because Portugal need just one point to make sure they advance to the semifinal no matter what happens between Mexico and Russian Federation, and getting all three points in this match seems fairly likely considering that New Zealand are the one team in the tournament to have not won a single point yet.

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  • What Each Team Needs To Do To Advance In Confederations Cup
What Each Team Needs To Do To Advance In Confederations Cup

Hosts Russia have been eliminated from the FIFA Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico at the Kazan Arena in Group A today. Ronaldo buried the resultant penalty beyond Stefanovic to draw level with former Hungary great Sandor Kocsis and within nine goals of the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 at global level.

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  • Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey
Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey

The Russian economy had plunged into recession under the impact of a drop in global oil prices and Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and support for pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine.

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  • NBA goes to work chasing Warriors
NBA goes to work chasing Warriors

If we assume his DPE with the Bulls would have been $217 million, which comes to a projected salary cap of $106 million in 2019-20, he will still have lost out on a good a chunk of change. But it sure sounds as though Butler had received assurances that he wouldn't be dealt, or that he'd be given a say, or at least some warning. Their team now ...

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  • Predicting the career outcomes of 2017 draft picks
Predicting the career outcomes of 2017 draft picks

The outspoken elder Ball has essentially become a pro wrestling heel as his son went through the draft process. Wearing a custom No. 2 Dodgers jersey, des, Ball appeared comfortable with the attention, telling the crowd over the stadium PA system that it's something he's learned to deal with over the course of his high school and college care...

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  • NBA PM: Losers Of The 2017 NBA Draft
NBA PM: Losers Of The 2017 NBA Draft

Fultz, who was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers , doesn't have his own brand like fellow draftee Lonzo Ball . They also wanted a player who could fill in at the point when Simmons is on the bench. Then (Fultz's agent) Keith hit me up and said, "New plan". "Just want to get on the court". Nope. Short-term he's doesn't make Boston ...

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  • Andre Berto Reacts To Andre Ward Stopping Kovalev
Andre Berto Reacts To Andre Ward Stopping Kovalev

He was right on both counts. The heavy-handed Kovalev , who has 26 knockouts from his 30 wins and goes by the apt nickname "Krusher", took to the mic at the press conference and began to thank his team and those responsible for arranging the fight.

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  • New to Philly, Markelle Fultz Already Has His Cheesesteak Order Down
New to Philly, Markelle Fultz Already Has His Cheesesteak Order Down

Markelle Fultz was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night in front of millions of people, but he didn't seem to know where he was headed. The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second consecutive year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. Fultz was the top prospect in the draft in the eyes of ma...

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