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Moment of magic gives Lions another lesson on NZ tour

Gatland's forwards were dominant but the Lions backs were outplayed by the Blues, the worst performing of New Zealand's five Super Rugby teams this season. "We have improved from the opening game with the time we have spent together and we will improve again before Saturday". "We've been concentrated on ourselves and we haven't anxious about too much externally". Read More »

Mathews adamant on placing his bets on Malinga

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The pitch was a high scoring one, at least around 350 runs which means India was at least 30 runs short. Sri Lanka were coming off a 96-run loss to South Africa , while India appeared unstoppable after demolishing Pakistan and easily winning their warm-up matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand. Read More »

Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

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The Predators say their watch party at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was sold out nearly an hour before puck drop, with thousands of fans inside. The team that has won Game 5 in a 2-2 series has gone on to win the Cup 71 percent (17 of 24) of the time since 1939. Read More »

Cavaliers get off to quick start in Game 4

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) is fouled by the Golden State Warriors' David West in the NBA Finals . Steph Curry struggled in the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and it looks like we may have had a bit of a Like Mike situation involving JR Smith to explain it. Read More »

Ouverture du score de Moussa Sow — Sénégal-Guinée équatoriale

Il n'aura fallu que 48 secondes aux Lions de la Teranga pour faire la différence, Sow concluant un corner de la tête au second poteau (1-0, 1ère)! Cette entame dévastatrice assurait aux hommes d'Aliou Cissé une rencontre à leur main. Histoire de finir sur une bonne note, Moussa Sow s'offrait le doublé sur un centre d'Idrissa Gueye (73eme, 2-0). Les informations publiées sur Afrik-Foot ne peuvent être reprises, diffusées, réécrites, ou redistribuées sans l'autorisation notifiée de la rédaction ... Read More »

Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals

Outteridge was plucked out of the water by a chase boat and appeared to be OK. Recap: Helmsmen's news conference on race day one in the America's Cup challenger series final . In the first race, Artemis had the lead but Outteridge crossed the boundary for an unforced error and had to slow to two boat lengths behind the Kiwis. Read More »

Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk after Southampton row

The speculation suggested that Liverpool had beaten Chelsea and Manchester City to the signing of the highly-rated 25-year-old centre-half. Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, with many understandably delighted and others taking the time to laugh at their arch-rivals. Read More »

Not done yet: James, Irving lead Cavs to Game 4 win

Durant said they always come back to that discipline, but that's hoping this team with him is different from past year. Guys were into it. "You get down 3-0 and you're fighting, you'll do whatever it takes". After a calm jog across half court, he jumped without a clear direction, saw an opening few would dare try to exploit, scooped the ball off the glass, relaunched, caught the ball with both hands and threw down a monster flush. Read More »

Lavrov: Russia makes efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

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Trump said "Nations came together and spoke to me about confronting Qatar over its behavior". Qatar hosts roughly 10,000 US troops and serves as a major staging base for the USA military's Mideast operations. Qatar's neighbours have also criticised it for allegedly supporting groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Qatar has dismissed the Saudi charges as baseless. Read More »

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving keep Cleveland Cavaliers alive

It was a feel good night for the Cavs and their fans, for sure. The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors sweep them, and it was Cleveland , not Golden State , which busted Finals scoring records in the first half. "When we're making shots and playing with pace, we're a tough team to beat", Lue said. At 7:26 of the third quarter, LeBron James and Kevin Durant got into a heated jawing debate, each earning a technical foul. Read More »

Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

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There's things we can do better in front of him. Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins. But there was no question that, in a critical, series-swinging game, Crosby was the dominant player on the ice from the opening faceoff, drawing a quick holding penalty on Ryan Ellis just 50 seconds into the game as he split the defense on the way to the crease, leading to Justin Schultz's power-play goal ... Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 14th day

The 20-year-old Latvian stunned the tennis world as she reached the showpiece with Simona Halep at Roland Garros and then added another chapter to her remarkable story with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win on Saturday. Three years ago it was something new, so now I know. "Actually, it's something I can not understand". - Following her title win, Ostapenko will move up to a career-high world number 12 from 47 in the WTA rankings. Read More »

No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko has won the French Open , beating No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first tour-level title. The 17-year-old player is the first Australian to win the boys' title at Roland Garros in 49 years. 2017 - Before entering Roland Garros, she came close to winning three titles this year, losing in the semi-finals at Auckland and Prague and the final at Charleston. Read More »

Roland-Garros: Stanislas Wawrinka en finale

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Vainqueur 6-7 (6/8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7/3) 6-1 d'Andy Murray (no 1) au terme d'une superbe demi-finale, le Vaudois jouera sa quatrième finale de Grand Chelem à Roland-Garros. Thiem a continué à taper comme un sourd - son coup droit est le plus rapide du circuit - mais en commettant beaucoup d'erreurs et sans pouvoir déstabiliser Nadal . Read More »

Trump Offers 'Warm Support' to Theresa May After Poll Setback

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. 'We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular, ' May said, while DUP remained non-committal, only saying it would enter talks. "That's not a matter for me", she said. "Honestly, it feels nearly like she is nearly not aware of what has happened in the last 24 hours", Conservative lawmaker Heidi Allen told LBC radio. Read More »

Cavs motivated by hearing Warriors wanted to celebrate winning Finals in Cleveland

Cleveland set the tone from the start by scoring a Finals record 49 points in the first quarter and 86 points in the first half . James, Kyrie Irving , who scored 38, and J.R. "We've got a championship pedigree, too", James said immediately after the game. Curry will get a chance to atone for his sub-par performance on Monday when the best-of-seven series shifts to Oakland with the Warriors still holding a commanding 3-1 lead. Read More »

Hamilton equals hero Senna with pole in Canada

It was a sexy lap. It was a great lap. I can't believe it came together so well. As a kid I thought maybe, one day, I can get to Formula One and emulate Ayrton. "To receive this and match him is a great honor". Senna, also a triple champion, died in a crash at Italy's Imola circuit in 1994. "Montreal's been good to me over the years", said Hamilton. Read More »

Wawrinka élimine Cilic — Roland-Garros

C'est sans perdre le moindre set que le Suisse et le Croate ont atteint ce stade de la compétition. 16h42 - Le match Wawrinka-Cilic a dominé, le Suisse mène 1-0. Et pourquoi pas après tout? Curieusement, Nadal a lui aussi concédé sa mise en jeu à deux reprises dans le premier set. Je ne peux pas dire grand-chose d'autre. Read More »

Roland-Garros : Wawrinka, destination Nadal !

Il reculera qui plus est au 3e rang mondial à l'issue de cette quinzaine, lui qui a toujours occupé l'une des deux premières places du classement depuis le 21 mars 2011! Stan Wawrinka et Rafael Nadal seront opposés en finale de l'édition 2017 de Roland-Garros. Read More »

Wawrinka battles past Murray to reach French Open final

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Rafael Nadal insists winning a record 10th French Open title on Sunday (Monday in Manila), and his 15th career Grand Slam crown, would not be his greatest achievement. Wawrinka was at his belligerent best against world number one Andy Murray in a semi-final classic, striking 87 winners in a five-set duel that would have graced any final. Read More »

Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of the Finals on Friday night to avoid elimination. LeBron James also provided his fair share to the Cavaliers' spectacle thanks to another triple-double (31 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists). Read More »

Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title

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But when the next break came for 5-4, the Romanian had no answers, as Ostapenko levelled the match up. Three years ago, Ostapenko won the junior event at Wimbledon, where her style of play is well-suited. She served for the set, and took it without issue. I was just trying to stay aggressive. Halep won the opening set 6-4. Bombarding Halep from the back-court, Ostapenko continued to land winners - but even more unforced errors and quickly lapsed to 0-3 (0-40). Read More »