• Waisake Naholo: All Blacks will raise their game for Lions challenge
Waisake Naholo: All Blacks will raise their game for Lions challenge

The England fly-half will miss Saturday's Maori All Blacks clash with a "grade one" quad injury - and the Lions will hope he can recover in time to face New Zealand in Auckland on June 24. The 1989 series was the first time in 90 years that the Lions had won a series after falling behind - they overcame an opening 13-3 loss to beat Austra...

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  • AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in T20I series against England
AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in T20I series against England

India's failure to defend 321 in their seven wicket defeat against Sri Lanka on Thursday had forced them into this sudden death clash, shaking Kohli's faith in his bowlers. With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah leading the bowling attack, they were able to restrict a powerful batting lineup to a paltry score.

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  • Hunter Greene: Getting to know No. 2 overall baseball draft pick
Hunter Greene: Getting to know No. 2 overall baseball draft pick

The Major League Baseball draft has begun with Minnesota's selection of California high school shortstop Royce Lewis with the No. 1 pick. At the plate, he hit.324 with 6 home runs, 28 RBI, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 23 runs scored, a.374 on-base percentage and a.598 slugging percentage.

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  • Ronaldo shrugs off leaving Real Madrid
Ronaldo shrugs off leaving Real Madrid

The 32-year-old four-time World Footballer of the Year is alleged to have not paid the correct taxes from 2011 to 2014. In a statement, Ronaldo's management company Gestifute said there had been no attempt to evade taxes. In European competition, he has led Porto to UEFA Cup victory in 2003 and a Champions League triumph in 2004, and also won t...

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  • Dustin Pedroia (ribs) a late-addition to Red Sox lineup
Dustin Pedroia (ribs) a late-addition to Red Sox lineup

This could serve as a needed confidence boost for Porcello, who had been 0-4 with a 7.92 ERA in his previous five starts, allowing 47 hits and 27 earned runs. As Ortiz stepped to the podium to speak, he wiped his eyes and said, "The little guy made me cry". Ortiz may not be from Boston (far from it), but there is no question he has been adopted a...

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  • Anil Kumble quits as India coach after alleged fall-out with Virat Kohli
Anil Kumble quits as India coach after alleged fall-out with Virat Kohli

Shukla stressed Kohli would not be expected to have any input in finding Kumble's successor. They consulted the chairman of the COA also. "Let's wait and see what they found wrong in Anil Kumble ". "When the coach is selected, the captain has not got any role in that", he said. And as a coach, he's done a tremendous job. The CAC members then...

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  • Two Winterhawks picked in first round of National Hockey League draft
Two Winterhawks picked in first round of National Hockey League draft

Notable defensemen taken in the mid-first round include two-time Norris victor Erik Karlsson and top free agent Kevin Shattenkirk, but that's cherry-picking. "We certainly want a skilled team and I think we accomplished that", McPhee said from Chicago . First-round picks nearly always see action in the NHL - just 13 percent have not skated at ...

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  • The Caps' 10 most likely expansion draft targets for Vegas
The Caps' 10 most likely expansion draft targets for Vegas

Teams are calling McPhee not just to negotiate a deal for them to pass on players they were forced to leave unprotected for the expansion draft but also to inquire about trading for a an opposing player who was left unprotected. NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million for this season in a slight increase over a year ago. Co...

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  • Chauncey Billups Meets With Cavs Owner After Front Office Shake Up
Chauncey Billups Meets With Cavs Owner After Front Office Shake Up

Gilbert met on consecutive days this week with Billups , who aspires to be an National Basketball Association executive, but they have not moved beyond talks, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

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  • Real prez not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo's departure
Real prez not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo's departure

The Argentinian worldwide defrauded the Spanish government to a sum of £1.14 million during his four-year spell with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014. Mourinho , 54, is accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. Perez assured the fans that the Portugal worldwide would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid whil...

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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud

Mourinho has reportedly defrauded Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012, prosecutors say. The news of the Portuguese manager broke right after the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in his own tax fraud case next month.

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  • A look into the future of the Vegas Golden Knights
A look into the future of the Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Dugan, who was selected 142 overall at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft , takes questions from reporters at the United Center in Chicago , Illinois, on Saturday, June 24, 2017. After 10 National Hockey League seasons, Fleury has nothing to prove professionally, and Las Vegas can be a fresh start that will allow him to ...

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  • 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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