• British & Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland criticism of All Blacks 'desperate'
British & Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland criticism of All Blacks 'desperate'

The Lions made 165 tackles to the All Blacks' 97, while Smith made nearly double the passes of counterpart Conor Murray. However, it was the Kiwi forwards who strangled the Lions at the scrum and line-out as Steve Hansen's side outmuscled their opponents.

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  • Confederations Cup: Portugal beat New Zealand to enter semi-finals
Confederations Cup: Portugal beat New Zealand to enter semi-finals

An inevitable third goal came in the 80th when Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot. Portugal defender Pepe will miss the semi-final after being booked for a reckless challenge in the middle of the field in the second half, his second yellow card of the tournament .

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  • Stephen Curry says he
Stephen Curry says he "wouldn't" visit White House, if invited

Tyrone Lee Jones didn't take any chances, he set up his encampment on the grass at Lake Merritt 18 hours before the start of the celebration. Surely Kevin Durant , the newly-minted NBA Finals MVP who joined the Warriors after their record 73-win season, has a different take on his own championship squad.

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  • Jordan Spieth Holes Bunker Shot To Win Travelers Playoff
Jordan Spieth Holes Bunker Shot To Win Travelers Playoff

Spieth hit his first six fairways and got his first birdie of the day on the sixth hole, when he chipped in from 30 feet behind the green. But then he blasted out and the ball bounced twice on the green and rolled three feet into the cup.

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  • Spieth birdies 18 to keep Travelers lead
Spieth birdies 18 to keep Travelers lead

Daniel Berger , who had a three stroke lead after three rounds here at the Travelers a year ago, is third and two strokes off the pace. After predicting earlier that it would take a score of 16 under to win, the two-time major champion took a 12-under 198 total into the final round.

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  • Azerbaijan GP: Raikkonen hits out at Bottas after another lap one clash
Azerbaijan GP: Raikkonen hits out at Bottas after another lap one clash

But Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was given a penalty for risky driving and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes had to stop due to his headrest coming loose and presenting a safety issue. He was forced to pit by race control to change his headrest which had come loose and was a safety issue. Ricciardo admitted on the podium it was a race he never sa...

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  • Toni Nadal lauds `brilliant` Rafa post record 10th French Open triumph
Toni Nadal lauds `brilliant` Rafa post record 10th French Open triumph

Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets Sunday in the final match of the tennis French Open , winning the grand slam for the 10th time in his career. The integrity of Queen's remains intact however, with world No. 1 Andy Murray committed to defending his title. With the win, Nadal also extended his head-to-head lead over W...

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  • Lance Stroll thrilled by maiden F1 podium at Baku
Lance Stroll thrilled by maiden F1 podium at Baku

Pushed for an answer, Vettel continued: "Well, I think it was very deliberate for him to brake check me, I don't think he is that kind of guy". Hamilton, who was leading after making a clean start from the 66th pole position of his career, had initially slowed to avoid the slow-moving safety vehicle ahead of him, an action that may have caused Ve...

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  • Team NZ fighting back in America's Cup
Team NZ fighting back in America's Cup

After the Americans won their first race in the first-to-seven format match yesterday, the Kiwis could have been excused for a few nerves, with memories of their San Francisco capitulation four years ago still haunting them. "We didn't sail particularly well today but it was great to walk away with another win". Spithill's fightback in San Fran...

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  • Lions shine in Chiefs victory
Lions shine in Chiefs victory

Jared Payne celebrates scoring the Lions' fourth try . It was a great return to form for the Exeter winger after a hard start to the tour. He showed that when he scored his tries . Jack Nowell and Elliot Daly would not allow themselves to discuss the possibility of featuring in the British and Irish Lions Test side this Saturday against...

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  • Los Angeles Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to...Tom Brady?
Los Angeles Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to...Tom Brady?

LaVar Ball had a, well, ball at the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn. If the Lakers plan on stretching their cap space to sign a few blockbuster free agents, their ability to complement those players with young, cheap talent is critical.

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  • Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game
Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game

So who shall lead the talented trio of Embiid-Fultz-Simmons, a trifecta of first- and second-year players. Here's what ESPN Fran Fraschilla said about Bolden , as reported by Jonathan Tannenwald at Philly.com. "We could pull the trigger at any time". He is also one of two No. 1 picks to never play pro basketball. Philadelphia went all out to g...

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  • Lonzo Ball introduced as 'new face of the Lakers' by Magic Johnson
Lonzo Ball introduced as 'new face of the Lakers' by Magic Johnson

On Friday, Magic Johnson fielded questions from the media during Ball's introductory press conference in Los Angeles and didn't back down from expressing honest emotion. We want to thank him for what he did for us. "I'm going to do what it takes to get the right players in here with the right mindset". "We want guys with no baggage".

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  • North Korea says it's the
North Korea says it's the "biggest victim" in US student's death

North Korea reportedly told a USA official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds". Now Choi Sung-ryong, a South Korea activist representing the families of people abducted in North Korea, has claimed he knows the real reason...

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  • 76ers deal for No. 1 pick, eye G Fultz
76ers deal for No. 1 pick, eye G Fultz

I like both of those kids". He would not reveal the targeted player, but the worst-kept secret is that the Sixers will use the pick on Washington point guard Markelle Fultz . Louis Hawks. "He can shoot. I thought (in college) he could do everything offensively". Philadelphia will select first for the second straight year.

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  • 'Stroll benefitted from private Austin test'
'Stroll benefitted from private Austin test'

Lowe explained these experiments were focused on "generic things that are common to most racing cars", which meant they could translate easily to the 2017 Williams . "It's a hard circuit, so to push here and leave the right margin is really tough". "It's been a great weekend so far", Stroll enthused. "For sure experience I gain from my side ev...

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  • Lionel Messi: Barcelona legend turns 30 - every trophy won during his career
Lionel Messi: Barcelona legend turns 30 - every trophy won during his career

The game was played in a jam-packed Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata and Messi then revealed that India left a "lasting impression" on him as a player and an individual during his visit. "That's life, those are the details", he added. Recalling one of his earlier meetings with Messi, Gaggioli said he was not fully convinced with the young footballer.

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  • Mario Balotelli signs Nice contract extension
Mario Balotelli signs Nice contract extension

The length of the contract remains a mystery as Nice didn't reveal how many years will run on Balotelli's new deal, however his salary is believed to have decreased to make him more affordable for the club. It appears to be another one-year contract, but the club noted he made "considerable financial sacrifices and chose the sporting aspect with ...

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  • Confederations Cup: Chile set up Portugal semi-final, Germany to meet Mexico
Confederations Cup: Chile set up Portugal semi-final, Germany to meet Mexico

Despite Loew's positive appraisal, Chile could have been 2-0 when Eduardo Vargas rattled the crossbar on 20 minutes with Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen beaten. Australia coach Ange Postecoglou regretted missed opportunities as they bow out of the Confed Cup after two draws and a defeat. South American champions Chile struggled again...

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  • Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'
Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'

Stop the world, I want to get off! "I told you. From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker", LaVar Ball told broadcasters before the draft started, according to USA Today . "There's clearly a gift, with what he's been blessed with". He is the highest pick from the University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA ) Bruins si...

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