• Ulster trio included in British Lions starting team to face Highlanders
Ulster trio included in British Lions starting team to face Highlanders

Both sides had chances to score tries in the second half, with the Lions fluffing two clear opportunities, but neither could cross the line as a fourth Farrell penalty gave Warren Gatland's side a much-needed win. "We've got lots of options, we've just got to get the right ones", Gatland said. "Maybe that would be the situation, or maybe ...

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  • 'King of Clay' Nadal returns to the throne in glorious swearing-in ceremony
'King of Clay' Nadal returns to the throne in glorious swearing-in ceremony

Third seed Wawrinka, having beaten world number one Andy Murray with a majestic display of firepower in a gruelling semi-final, arrived full of hope as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972.

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  • WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 15th day
WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 15th day

It was a steamy day in Paris - temperatures hovered around 30 degrees Celsius - a boost to Nadal's heavily spun forehand that can trouble players with one-handed backhands. Not any more. There is a possibility that after his 36th birthday in August he will not play here again, although his sponsors would cringe in disbelief were he ever to say so.

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  • England Under-20 World Cup champions after beating Venezuela
England Under-20 World Cup champions after beating Venezuela

At right-back, Kenny's two assists was more than any other defender at the World Cup and just one fewer than the statistical leaders in all positions. Unlike their English counterparts, most members of the Venezuela squad are from cash-strapped clubs that, just like the rest of the country, have been affected by widespread shortages, triple-digit...

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  • Gatland weighs up Lions midfield quandary
Gatland weighs up Lions midfield quandary

The British and Irish Lions played poorly, admitted in the post-match press conference. This tour is like no other, where every match apart from the opener is of test intensity. The problem they have is that rather than players putting their hands up and forcing their way into the team , the trend so far is for players to play their way off it...

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  • No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'
No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'

Those numbers are counter-balanced by her unforced errors - 54 on Saturday and 271 in total - but they were not enough to stop the energy-charged Ostapenko from bulldozing her way to the title, firing faster forehands on average than men's world number one Andy Murray.

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  • Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer
Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer

Former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison has identified the player to whom the Reds should turn instead of Virgil van Dijk . "Only person at Liverpool who should apologise is the person who fed the story he wanted to come to LFC when no fee had been agreed".

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  • Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal
Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

Nadal's 10th Roland Garros title is his 53rd on clay, the most won by a player on the surface in the Open Era. Nadal, 31, becomes the first man in history to win the same major 10 times. "We saw how he has been playing since the beginning of the season - fit, aggressive, his level has been incredible", said Wawrinka, who had lost to Nadal on t...

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  • Nadal wins record-breaking 10th French Open
Nadal wins record-breaking 10th French Open

His fearless play has earned him the nickname "Stanimal" and here are the reasons why he's a big threat come Sunday. It was the 22nd Slam finale for Nadal; just the fourth for Wawrinka , the oldest man in the championship match in 44 years.

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  • Winning the title in Cleveland would be 'very satisfying' for Draymond Green
Winning the title in Cleveland would be 'very satisfying' for Draymond Green

Draymond Green gets hit with a technical and brings back memory of out-of-control version from previous year. "So if they didn't call it (ejecting Pachulia), then I guess it wasn't anything". I don't know". In the first episode of "The Shop", LeBron says Gilbert "completely bashed me and disrespected not only me as an individual but disrespect...

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  • After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major
After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

In what was seen as the most open grand slam tournament in living memory, it is perhaps no surprise that a real outlier has come through to reach the final. A three-time champion at Roland Garros, Kuerten will be honored before Sunday's final when he will receive his Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony marking 20 years since he won his first title ...

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  • Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort
Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

McCullers did not allow a hit through the first six innings, but Lorenzo Cain broke the spell with a one-out triple in the seventh. The 29-year-old has bounced back this season after a hard 2016 campaign with a 9-0 record, an MLB-best 1.67 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 75.2 innings.

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  • Warriors' Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Warriors' Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Then he dropped the line about the fans not being the "sharpest people around". Q: When did you become aware that the one that you called on Kerr, which John that was you, had been charged to Green? It was quite an intense sequence of events that saw Green go from being thrown out of the game to staying in with one technical to his name.

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  • Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open title

File image of Rafael Nadal . "This is the most important event in my career". Nadal missed seven months of action between 2012 and 2013 due to a left knee injury and then a stomach virus. Telling Words: "He puts this doubt in your head when you play against him". Just as remarkable as Rafael Nadal's unprecedented total of 10 French Open ch...

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  • Adil Rashid and Mark Wood bowl England into strong position against Australia
Adil Rashid and Mark Wood bowl England into strong position against Australia

Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan's brutal counter-attack dumped Australia out of the Champions Trophy and provided further evidence of England's world-beating credentials in a resounding win at Edgbaston. Jason Roy is the only one who is due for big runs. Finch nonetheless had his highest one-day global score in more than a year, from only 64 ...

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  • Dellacqua, Barty lose French Open final
Dellacqua, Barty lose French Open final

Dellacqua and Barty, the first all-Australian women's pairing to make the title match in Paris in 46 years, were hammered 6-2 6-1 on Sunday. Mattek-Sands/Safarova have clinched two titles so far in 2017 at the Australian Open and Charleston.

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  • Draymond Green Takes Insane Shot at Entire City of Cleveland
Draymond Green Takes Insane Shot at Entire City of Cleveland

The Cavaliers won the next three games and the championship. This is the kind of dumb, cheap, pointless foul that various Warriors players commit often enough to have become nearly a signature move-their already historic supremacy would be that much more pronounced if Green and Steph Curry in particular could talk themselves out of giving up a ha...

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  • Perfect 10: Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open
Perfect 10: Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

Nadal also moved forward the trend that has occurred in the last three French Open finals where the victor of the second set wins the match. Also, this was his 10th triumph at Roland Garros, proving once again he is the greatest clay courter in the history of the game, and this record may stand forever.

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  • Stan Wawrinka ready for French Open rematch with Andy Murray
Stan Wawrinka ready for French Open rematch with Andy Murray

In the women's draw, third seed Simona Halep battled back from a set down to beat Elina Svitolina 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0. Murray is likely to have his work cut out to repeat last year's success against Wawrinka after the 2015 champion demolished Marin Cilic , who has been in fine form himself this fortnight, 6-3 6-3 6-1 in just an hour and 40 minute...

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  • Hamilton on pole in Canada to equal Senna's haul
Hamilton on pole in Canada to equal Senna's haul

He now stands second on the list of all time career poles, equal to Senna and behind only Michael Schumacher . Mr. Vettel quickest in FP3, had to settle for 2nd slot on the grid after Mr. For me, on the second run in Q3 I tried to go faster, I went too deep into the hairpin so I could have got a bit more out of it. Overachiever: He may h...

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