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Sam Warburton fit to lead Lions against Highlanders

Just because there are 500 passes in a game doesn't mean it's a good game. These guys have never played together before. "You've got to give them a chance". It is presumed that the Lions 23 lining out on Saturday will be close to the Test side Gatland will pick for the June 24 Test. There will be plenty of familiarity for the British and Irish Lions when they run out at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Tuesday night to take on the Otago Highlanders . Lire la suite »

When will South Africa shake off the C-word?

AB de Villiers , on 16, perished trying to pinch a quick single and David Miller (one) was dismissed in farcical circumstances with both batsmen stranded at the same end to leave South Africa struggling at 142 for four. If India get through this test, they will face the victor of the England-Pakistan clash for a chance at defending their trophy. But De Villiers' body language lacked conviction - something that has also been apparent in his game which has given such vast joy to fans ... Lire la suite »

Minnesota Twins take high school shortstop with No. 1 pick

And clearly the Twins are impressed with the 6-foot-2, 190-pound shortstop too, considering they just selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft . "This valley has a great reputation in the country, and the six schools out here are great places to play baseball, and have the opportunity to play baseball in college". Lire la suite »

US Attorney General Sessions To Face Questions On Russia, Comey

He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". "Former FBI Director James Comey told senators in a closed hearing Thursday afternoon that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have had a third interaction with Russia's ambassador to the United States , according to people familiar with the briefing", CNN reported . Lire la suite »

Why Raiola holding up Donnarumma AC Milan deal

And according to Gazzetta dello Sport , the Rossoneri are considering a swoop for Napoli goalkeeper Reina should the Italian opt to pack his bags from the club this summer. "Everyone knows that my wish is to stay at Milan", he told GQ. I'm very much tied to these colours. "I'm looking for a house in the city to live, a great apartment where there is room for all my loved ones". Lire la suite »

In pro-am US Open Cup match, DC United prevails over Christos FC

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The stadium would have 25,000 seats, with a potential capacity of 30,000 thanks to berm seating. The USL club, which now plays at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium, is now considering three sites: one in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood, another in the city's Oakley neighborhood and a third just across the Ohio River from downtown in Newport, Kentucky. Lire la suite »

Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs' home court

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Game 4 is set for Friday at 8 p.m.in Cleveland . Toying with other teams, Golden State has turned the National Basketball Association postseason into its personal playground, storming to a record 15 straight wins and moving within a victory on Friday night in Game 4 of another title and into the conversation of the best teams ever. Lire la suite »

Cristiano Ronaldo acused of evading €15m in payments to Spanish taxman

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This is a developing story, more details to follow. Ronaldo is the latest in a line of footballers to have problems with Spanish tax authorities, with Lionel Messi the highest profile player to be affected. The prosecutor said that after Ronaldo signed a contract to join Real Madrid in December 2008, he ceded his image rights to a company called Tollin Associates Ltd. Lire la suite »

Now Rafael Nadal sets sights on Andy Murray's No 1 spot

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Nadal collected an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros on Sunday, and after consulting his team and doctor, has opted to miss next week's event. Nadal told Britain's Lawn Tennis Association website that he had originally planned to play the grass-court tournament in London. Despite the absence of Nadal, a decent field will be in attendance at Queen's, headed by world No 1 and defending champion Andy Murray, and also including US Open champion Wawrinka and last year's runner-up Milos ... Lire la suite »

Google celebrates the ICC Champions Trophy with doodle, game

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Truth is, I never played cricket and I have no clue what to do outside of just swing the bat, but it is fun nevertheless. The doodle is in honor of the global cricket tournament being held in England and Wales through June 18. Google is "inviting everyone to tap/click and take a swing at our pocket-size game!" You can play on Google.com or on this Doodle page . Forum discussion at Twitter . Lire la suite »

Falcons' Poe passes weigh-in, says he's 'where I need to be'

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The second $125,000 weigh-in, which occurs on the first day of training camp in late July, requires Poe to weigh 330 pounds or less. Poe says he is "where I need to be" and wouldn't disclose his weight. "We're pleased where Dontari is at, weight-wise, workout-wise", coach Dan Quinn said, per Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' website. Poe, who was listed at 346 pounds on NFL.com on Tuesday morning, apparently will be getting his money. Lire la suite »

New South Wales beat Queensland in State of Origin opener

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And Milford would not be protected. With the forward pack NSW has picked - the likes of Andrew Fifita , Boyd Cordner, Josh Jackson, David Klemmer and Tyson Frizell - I just think that we have started to make some real inroads over the top of the Queensland forward pack through the middle third. Lire la suite »

US Earns Point at Azteca

To acclimate to the altitude of Mexico City , the usa played its first game in Sandy, Utah (4,449 feet), moved on to Commerce City, Colorado (5,146 feet), before moving onto the Azteca at 7,200 feet up. "I was close to nine yesterday". Bradley was key in the midfield slowing down the Mexico midfield. "We tossed it around in our office with our coaches and they were probably not real supportive of the idea since they maybe don't have enough experience in that formation", Arena said. Lire la suite »

Danny Woodhead settles in with Ravens

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The two sides talked, Pederson admitted, but Maclin, 29, opted for another fresh start after his release following two seasons with Andy Reid in Kansas City . So, what does that say about Woodhead? "Sometimes it can take a while, but I really feel like it only took us a couple days", Woodhead said. That is a positive. Lire la suite »

Griezmann 'called Mourinho to explain United snub'

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann reportedly rejected an ultimatum from Man Utd and could have now missed out on a move to Old Trafford. Atletico Madrid's transfer ban has just been confirmed by Federation Internationale de Football Association which means the Colchoneros won't be allowed to sign new players until the 2018 January transfer window opens. Lire la suite »

Spanish state prosecutor charges Ronaldo with tax fraud

Ronaldo's representatives have so far not been available for comment. "The accused took advantage of a company structure created in 2010 to hide income generated in Spain from his image rights from tax authorities, which is a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his fiscal obligations in Spain", it said. Lire la suite »

Jose Ortiz gets first Crown win aboard Tapwrit in Belmont

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After securing his second career Kentucky Derby with Always Dreaming and losing the Preakness two weeks later, the super-trainer had two entries in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. Patch - the one-eyed horse - finished third. Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing both skipped the race. Tapwrit finished sixth in the 20-horse Derby after encountering traffic in what Pletcher described as "a sneaky good" race. Lire la suite »

What Royce Lewis brings to the Minnesota Twins as No 1 pick

Weeks before the draft, a report emerged suggesting the Twins would not take flame-throwing high school pitcher Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick. Teams are still attracted to fast-rising pitchers. Over the weekend he pitched the Cardinals into the College World Series with seven strong innings against rival Kentucky. Lire la suite »

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

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The Predators are down 2-0 to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final, but Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban is optimistic his team will right the ship back at home on Saturday. "All three goals in the second period, we could have done better". Just before word Wednesday morning that the charges would be dropped against Waddell , a Tennessee House member indicated he was drafting a proclamation honoring the team and the fan. Lire la suite »

Lakers hoping to bring Lonzo Ball in for second workout

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The Lakers are going to have a few prospects over for workouts before the draft. "I'm seven-foot, so you can imagine it's hard to keep up with him", said Kentucky sophomore forward Isaac Humphries, who was among the latest wave of players who worked out for the Lakers on Monday. Lire la suite »

Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

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Warmoth has solid speed and the savvy to use it on the basepaths. His power came on late in his college career. Controlling the strike zone and getting on base are considered strengths and he is an above average base stealer. Pearson went 5-2 with a 1.56 earned-run average through 13 starts for the Patriots, striking out 118 over 81 innings to earn the Rawlings JUCO Pitcher of the Year honours from Perfect Game. Lire la suite »

Predators have taken junkyard dog approach to hockey

Rinne , who had also been pulled in Game 2 and has a.755 save percentage in the three Cup Final games held in Pittsburgh , was replaced by Juuse Saros to start the second period. Mattias Ekholm said everything is created to make opponents work hard and fellow defenseman Ryan Ellis noted that the hard work is required of the Predators, too. Lire la suite »

The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup

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He's bringing another MVP trophy, too. Two days ago, the Penguins captain, who will turn 30 this summer, added another notch in his championship belt by winning his third Stanley Cup. Nashville appeared to score early in the second period as Colton Sissons poked home a rebound sitting in the crease. Yes, it would have been helpful if the Preds didn't go 0-4 on the power play, including a 5-on-3. Lire la suite »