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All Blacks, Lions look forward after thrilling 1st test

All Blacks, Lions look forward after thrilling 1st test All Blacks fans were left miffed just after the TJ Perenara-led war dance came to its conclusion, when Sky cut away to a Hyundai ad featuring Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon. Hansen expected that to be the case. All Blacks boss Steve Hansen certainly got one up on Lions head coach Warren Gatland in the mind games stakes, and rubbed salt into the wounds afterwards. [Full Article...]

No. 1 pick hopes to turn 76ers into winners

The 6-foot-4 guard became the second consecutive No. 1 overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons previous year. In fact, Sixers managing owner Josh Harris just recently indicated that signing Embiid to an extension is the team's top off-season priority. [Full Article...]

Top Boston Celtics Scenarios Following the Sixers Trade

Top Boston Celtics Scenarios Following the Sixers Trade The Celtics , equipped with the No. 3 pick after their blockbuster trade , have found themselves linked with pretty much every big name free agent and superstar in the past few weeks. The Celtics and 76ers had agreed on the parameters of a deal on Saturday night after Philadelphia held a workout with point guard Markelle Fultz , who will become the fourth No. [Full Article...]

Chelsea set to make sensational superstar plus cash bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea set to make sensational superstar plus cash bid for Cristiano Ronaldo Mourinho , 54, is accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. Ronaldo maintains his innocence in the tax evasion case and insisted that he did everything in accordance with Spanish law. Manchester United have so far made no comment on reports they are interested in buying back the player for an estimated 200 million euros, on top of the release fee. [Full Article...]

Koch rep says bill insufficiently conservative

Koch rep says bill insufficiently conservative Republican candidates facing midterm elections will be bolstered by up to $400 million of outside spending from the Koch brothers' network of donors, the group said Saturday. Network spokesman James Davis said the organization would continue to push for changes to the Senate health care bill over the coming week. "We want to remind them that this was a promise made to repeal Obamacare during ... [Full Article...]

Rob Pelinka: Russell Trade the 'perfect storm' for Lakers

His dad LeVar stood behind him. "That's our plan, and we're going to put all of our energy and all of our hard work toward that". DULL DRAFT: Neither Golden State nor Cleveland, who met in the NBA Finals, has a pick in the two-round draft. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid Not Contemplating Ronaldo's Departure - Florentino Perez

Real Madrid Not Contemplating Ronaldo's Departure - Florentino Perez Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. However, according to The Express , United are wary about the situation and fear that the 32-year-old is using them in order to get an improved deal from Madrid . [Full Article...]

Chiefs vs Lions: Five things we learned

The Lions have not won a Test series in New Zealand since 1971 and no visiting worldwide side have conquered Eden Park since 1994 but, defensively, they have conceded only one try in their past three victories. "It's not like it's new", he said , adding: "There're a lot of teams defending like this in Super Rugby now". "Even though he hasn't been out there on the field, it has been great ha... [Full Article...]

South Africa-born Curran stifles Proteas

The narrow victory at Somerset's headquarters saw South Africa level the three-match series at 1-1 as bounced back from a nine-wicket defeat by England at Southampton two days earlier to set-up a winner-takes-all clash in Cardiff on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr

Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr New Orleans already made its biggest splash related to the 2017 NBA Draft in February, when it dealt its June first-round pick to Sacramento, in exchange for three-time All-Star big DeMarcus Cousins . What makes Mason such an intriguing prospect, Graham said, is his tenacious attitude and will to win, which he displayed time and time again throughout the 2016-17 season . [Full Article...]

Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft Markelle Fultz's breakfast joint is Chick-fil-A! Embiid walked up and said "Trust the Process" to Fultz. Other teams that could be up in the top of the order could be the Orlando Magic taking Michael Porter Jr, the Suns selecting Collin Sexton, and the Kings getting big man DeAndre Ayton to try to fill that void left when they traded away All-Star DeMarcus Cousins . [Full Article...]

Sanches becomes leading scorer as Chile draw 1-1 with Germany

Cameroon's hopes of reaching to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation were dented by a 1-1 stalemate with Australia on #Thursday night. It would be the biggest result in the three-year tenure of Australia's coach Ange Postecoglou , regardless of the result. It is not the same team who won the World Cup, so it is something different and that's why we have more hope... [Full Article...]

Washington's Markelle Fultz goes first overall to 76ers

Washington's Markelle Fultz goes first overall to 76ers Brown said Simmons and Fultz, who will play in the summer league, could work well together in the backcourt, no matter which player is the ballhandler. In an interview on ESPN, Calipari insisted "It's not broken", and said being selected in the National Basketball Association draft is the equivalent of putting a player on a so-called lifetime scholarship. [Full Article...]

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals It was Caleb Gilbert ". That's true because catcher Michael Papierski - his average mired around.200 in late April - jolted two home runs, including an ice-breaking and pressure-building three-run bomb in the 2nd inning. In four appearances in this NCAA tournament, Gilbert is 3-0 with just one earned run allowed in 18.1 innings. Baton Rouge North, they've called it this week. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation crash out of Confederations Cup in group stage

Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot in the 80th and Nani drilled in a fourth goal for Portugal during stoppage time. "They're a team with great spirit and capacity". Team Mexico cruised past Russian Federation with 2-1 win in the third and final group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, knocking the hosts out from further battle ... [Full Article...]

Trophy likely to be axed More 'big bash' cricket on the way

Tamim Iqbal, whose runs did so much to take Bangladesh to the last four of a major tournament for the first time, was also included. Pakistan, the bottom-ranked side in the eight-team event, rode on opener Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide century to post 338-4 and then bundled out India for a paltry 158 in 30.3 overs. [Full Article...]

Pacquiao arrives in Australia, set for title fight vs Horn

Pacquiao arrives in Australia, set for title fight vs Horn Roach, who has trained many world champions in his time, including Mike Tyson , Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko , said a world title is on the line and Pacquiao intends to keep it. Pacquiao, who briefly retired early past year before making a successful comeback against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas in November, will need to be on song against the unbeaten Horn, who has won 16 of his 17... [Full Article...]

Butler trade to Minnesota highlights NBA draft day

Butler trade to Minnesota highlights NBA draft day The only larger audience was for the 2015 draft, the network said Friday. The 7-foot-2, 275-pounder's talent and rare skill set make him worthy of an extension, but he didn't play at all in his first two seasons due to a pair of right foot surgeries. [Full Article...]

Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS The LSU bats once again came through for their lights-out starter early on in an elimination game. "And keeping your team in the ballgame and keeping the season alive is pretty awesome". "Now is not the time to really think about that or talk about it, but I know there will be a time when they get to sit back and reflect and realize what they accomplished". [Full Article...]

Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson

Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson Ironically, the Lakers and Celtics rivalry, the 30 for 30, had just came out, so I had a little background with Danny Ainge going into the meeting. On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available. 32 and 6-9 power forward Alec Peters of Valparaiso at No. 54. Demps said that injury will prevent Jackson from playing in Summer League this year, but he expects the ... [Full Article...]


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