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Cole: Lions devising formula to blunt All Blacks' threats

Cole: Lions devising formula to blunt All Blacks' threats The coach has a squad packed full of talent but who do YOU think should be given most time to shine in New Zealand? The team go into the ten-match tour as heavy underdogs. Refusing to be intimidated, captain Willie John McBride devised the call of "99', upon which all Lions players would flood into retaliation en masse". [Full Article...]

Sportswriter Terry Frei fired for racist Indy 500 tweet

Sportswriter Terry Frei fired for racist Indy 500 tweet Gil Asakawa, a former executive producer at The Denver Post's website, recently responded to his old colleague Terry Frei's remarks about racer Takuma Sato . After that statement, Frei wrote a detailed reason for the initial tweet and shared it on Twitter . I have written much other material about American athletes in World War II. [Full Article...]

French Open 2017 results: Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams rolling at Roland Garros

French Open 2017 results: Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams rolling at Roland Garros Friday's victory was his 100th best-of-five-set match on the slow surface, and he now has a staggering win-loss ratio of 98-2. "I played a solid match , hitting very well the ball with the forehand", Nadal said. Sixth seed Dominic Thiem charged into round three with a routine win over Simone Bolelli, sweeping the Italian aside 7-5, 6-1, 6-3. The eighth-seeded Russian beat No. [Full Article...]

Warriors' Green in quick foul trouble in Game 1

Warriors' Green in quick foul trouble in Game 1 The Warriors are 0 for 4 from long range. What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors . "Both teams are better than last year's teams". Lakers. Once his night was finally done, Durant found mother Wanda at the end of the Warriors bench and held her in a warm embrace. "You can't expect us to just say 'oh we're a great team on paper together and it's just going to happen.' You ... [Full Article...]

Golden State Buries Cleveland In Game 1 Of NBA Finals, 113-91

Golden State Buries Cleveland In Game 1 Of NBA Finals, 113-91 The Warriors opened a 21-point lead in the second half before the Cavaliers finally scored on a James three-pointer with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter. Thompson has been stellar on the defensive end even when his shot has been off and will likely be counted on at times to slow down Irving, who scored 98 points in the final three games past year, including the series-clinching 3-pointer. [Full Article...]

Ramos: Zidane has tamed complicated Real Madrid

The Portuguese forward has scored 13 goals in his last nine appearances while the Italian goalkeeper has been beaten just once in six knockout ties this season. Eight undisputed Serie A titles, a World Cup in 2006, 168 Italy caps, even a Uefa Cup with Parma in 1999 but never the biggest European club prize of all and while this has been one of the most remarkable careers of the modern era, it ... [Full Article...]

Clayton Kershaw becomes one of the fastest to reach 2000 strikeouts

Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villar was the victim of strikeout number 2,000 for Kershaw, who is also a three-time NL Cy Young Award victor and Gold Glove recipient. Yasmani Grandal had tied the game with one out in the ninth by lining a 3-1 fastball from closer Corey Knebel over the wall in right-center. Hall of Famer Randy Johnson reached the mark in his 262nd career game, according to E... [Full Article...]

Rihanna was the MVP of Game 1 of the NBA Finals

STEPHEN Curry had a spring in his step during the opener of the 2017 NBA Finals between his Golden State Warriors and the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday (Friday, Manila time ) at the Oracle Arena. "I'm cool. Have fun with that ". He can rebound, he can defend, and more importantly he can score. After he made both shots, Durant glanced toward the singer. [Full Article...]

Penguins need focus to win Game 3

Penguins need focus to win Game 3 Rinne went into the final with the stingiest numbers in net this postseason and a favorite to win the Conn Smythe trophy as postseason MVP. The Penguins are scheduled to play the Nashville Predators in the third game of NHL Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favourites in the NBA Finals

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favourites in the NBA Finals NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is applauding how Golden State and Cleveland have made it to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. This year marks the third straight year of the NBA Finals featuring the Warriors and the Cavaliers, but the addition of Durant to Golden State's roster provides a unique switch from the norm established by the prior two series. [Full Article...]

Romero homers to lead Oklahoma past Washington 3-1 in WCWS

Romero homers to lead Oklahoma past Washington 3-1 in WCWS In the second, the Aggies recorded two quick groundouts, showing they could potentially head to the third in a tight game with the top of their order coming up. Florida's Aleshia Ocasio hit a 3-run homer in the fourth. Riley Sartain hustles down the first-base line and nearly legs out an infield hit Thursday against Florida.Sartain focuses on a pitch Thursday at the Women's College World ... [Full Article...]

Game 1 produces historic NBA Finals ratings on ABC

The way he attacked the game Thursday night may have scared LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers . We made a lot of mistakes; they capitalized. Even with the lower numbers compared to the previous two Cavs-Warriors finals, ESPN/ABC execs still have to be confident that the Finals will bring high ratings. [Full Article...]

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat agree to part ways

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat agree to part ways Bosh is due $25.3 million guaranteed for 2017-18 and $26.8 million for 2018-19, though the Sun-Sentinel notes most of the contract is covered by insurance. Under league rules, Bosh had to make his medical records available, with the doctor then determining whether an in-person physical also was required. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Tamim Iqbal ton powers Bangladesh to 305

In the recently-concluded ODI series against South Africa, he missed two matches with a thigh injury. But they proved they have both the necessary firepower and knowhow as they exacted a measure of revenge for the defeat against these same opponents in Adelaide which ended their hopes at the 2015 World Cup. [Full Article...]

Penguins take 2-0 lead in Cup Final

Penguins take 2-0 lead in Cup Final That drop off from the Conference Finals to the Stanley Cup Final is extraordinary, though clearly incomplete with a two-game sample. Likewise, rumors swirled in fall 2016 that Lemieux was planning to sell the Penguins, though there reportedly was no chance of the team vacating Pittsburgh . [Full Article...]

Best Memes of Durant & the Warriors Destroying LeBron James & the Cavs

Anyways, Game 2 is Sunday. Cleveland hit 11 of their 31 three-point shots, Golden State hit 12 of their 33 (six of which came from Curry). The Cavaliers have certain advantages, but Golden State is playing a different sport than everyone else. [Full Article...]

It'll Be Matt Murray

Fleury had been nothing short of brilliant in stepping in for an injured Murray (lower body), lifting the Penguins past Columbus and Washington and stopping 56 of 58 shots versus Ottawa in the first two games before getting shredded for four goals on nine shots in the first period in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Penguins defeat Predators in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Penguins defeat Predators in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) jokes with teammate Brad Hunt as he pushes him into the corner during NHL hockey practice before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG. "We just shifted the focus a little bit, trying to cut his minutes", said Sullivan. "There's things we could've done. all three goals in the third period were odd-man rushes". [Full Article...]

Strickland, Harper handed Major League Baseball suspensions

Strickland, Harper handed Major League Baseball suspensions The odd part in Maddon's mind is how easily some pitchers can be offended, as Maddon pointed out he's never in four-plus decades been upset at foes when his own team is being beat. If he did have a problem, he could have talked to me about it.”. "It's part of the game, I guess", said Harper, who hadn't faced Strickland since he hit two home runs against the pitcher in the 2014 NL Division Series... [Full Article...]

Australia's 'fearsome foursome' ready for New Zealand

The right-handed batsman, who recently bid adieu to the Gentlemen's game put all his hopes on Sarfraz Ahmed to lead the team successfully in England . Group A: England , Australia, New Zealand , Bangladesh . Just last week Bangladesh upset New Zealand at Dublin to cement their upward surge in global cricket particularly in the limited overs format. [Full Article...]


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