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Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against the Maori All Blacks

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against the Maori All Blacks With the match branded an unofficial fourth test, nine of the 23-man squad have played at least one All Blacks test. All Blacks coach Hansen believes Gatland is calling for more reinforcements from the United Kingdom to cover his growing Lions injury list. [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's Portugal eases past New Zealand

Portugal ran away as the victors in the second half, with two more goals late on. The host country were defeated 2-1 by Mexico despite scoring first in the crucial game against the Mexicans. "I think the New Zealand team deserved to score a goal and they're a team with great spirit and capacity". Mexico had a second-half goal by defender Hector Moreno disallowed for offside after vi... [Full Article...]

India skipper Virat Kohli lauds fighting spirit after Oval rout

Du Plessis took responsibility for the first run out, the one which sent AB de Villiers back to the pavilion, saying that his call for a run with de Villiers was not wise. A solid start had been made by the Africans as openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 76 for the first wicket before the latter was caught behind for 35 off Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling. [Full Article...]

Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash

Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash Nehe Milner-Skudder will take on the British and Irish Lions for the second time this tour, named to start on the wing for the Hurricanes on Tuesday. How Julian Savea plays on Tuesday for the Hurricanes could also determine whether Hansen shifts Rieko Ioane, who scored two tries on Saturday, to the right and brings the bullocking Wellingtonian onto the left. [Full Article...]

Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz

Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz Of course, Ortiz also had a penchant for recording big hits. Ortiz will be the 10th Red Sox player to be so honored. "Oh man, that was very emotional", Ortiz said . Martinez said while Ortiz is "Big Papi", he felt like grandpa while watching Ortiz being honored. "You're not our teammate, you're not our friend", Pedroia said, via NESN's Tom Caron . [Full Article...]

Baseball Roundup: It's MLB Draft Day! Twins, You're On The Clock

Baseball Roundup: It's MLB Draft Day! Twins, You're On The Clock 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. "I think you use speed for everything: defensively, offensively, and it helps with range", Lewis said. Toronto also picked high school catcher Hagen Danner with their second-round selection (61st overall). [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Portugal coach Fernando Santos backs Cristiano Ronaldo over media snub

Confederations Cup: Portugal coach Fernando Santos backs Cristiano Ronaldo over media snub Supporters of Portugal national team who travelled to Moscow for Confederation Cup tournament said Cristiano Ronaldo will perform his best in Wednesday's match against Russian Federation. In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United , although he drew criticism after a poor league performance in which United finished sixth in the Premier League... [Full Article...]

Kumble Cites Differences With Kohli As He Steps Down As Bowling Coach

Kumble resigned from his position after a successful one-year stint because of a fallout with skipper Virat Kohli . Anil Kumble said, "I am honored by the confidence reposed in me by CAC in asking me to continue as the head coach". After listening to this Anil Kumble surprised as he always respected the role boundaries between the captain and coach. The loss in the Champions Trophy was thus t... [Full Article...]

Here are our Vegas Golden Knights projected rosters

Here are our Vegas Golden Knights projected rosters It won't have all the top-end talent available because side deals will allow Vegas to stockpile draft picks and prospects for the future, but it will probably be the most competitive expansion team in the league's history. The Golden Knight can't select 10 goalies because they're required to use up 26 of their 30 picks in filling 14 forwards , nine defensemen and three goalie spots. [Full Article...]

NHL thinks offense at draft

Yet the biggest victor in the business of sport this week is the sense of overall renewal that washes over hockey and basketball fans during the NHL and NBA drafts. The very first selection made was from the Colorado Avalanche . "It's an honor and I think they believe in me a lot", he said. Of course, they weren't going anywhere. [Full Article...]

Mourinho refutes Spanish tax claim as real aim to keep Ron'

Mourinho refutes Spanish tax claim as real aim to keep Ron' Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international's image rights, with more than €4m owed in back payments. Goal has learned that Ronaldo himself is keen to put both his legal situation and speculation surrounding his Real future to one side by focussing exclusively on the Confederations Cup with Portugal. [Full Article...]

Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern

Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern Irving helped lead the Cavaliers to the National Basketball Association title in the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season, but he, LeBron James , and the Cavs couldn't repeat in the most recent Finals. "I know what he has to do to play well", Clifford said Wednesday. Being around him in different settings I have a feel for what he likes to do. Of course, we can not forget about select... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly no longer wants to leave Real Madrid

Whether there is any truth in them is yet to be seen, but Ferdinand, a former teammate of Ronaldo and a great friend, is one hoping it could happen. But the Daily Record claim Ronaldo only wants a return to United if he comes to the Premier League. [Full Article...]

Semi Ojeleye selected by Boston Celtics in second round of NBA Draft

Semi Ojeleye selected by Boston Celtics in second round of NBA Draft Semi Ojeleye and Sterling Brown are SMU's first NBA Draft picks since 2001. He then volunteered to take a redshirt after SMU was hit with a postseason ban previous year. A lot guys would be crushed, but he worked and worked. He goes from oblivion into a draft choice. Reports say that forward Ben Moore signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, after going undrafted. [Full Article...]

Mourinho denies £2.9m Spanish tax fraud claim

Mourinho denies £2.9m Spanish tax fraud claim Cristiano has offered no official public statement on the issue, except to tell TV reporters he has a "clear conscience" as he left Portugal training a week ago . The Argentine midfielder is accused of failing to pay some 1.3 million euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama. [Full Article...]

Brent Primus Wins Bellator Lightweight Title After Michael Chandler Suffers Ankle Injury

Primus attempts a head kick to start that doesn't pay off. The referee calls time and the doctor checked on Chandler. But every time he planted on his left leg, his situation grew more dire. To make matters worse, Chandler had a chair pulled out from under him while in a fit of rage following the end of the fight. Bellator broadcasters Jimmy Smith and Mauro Ranallo, as well as the Madison Square G... [Full Article...]

Vegas Golden Knights Unveil NHL Roster

Vegas Golden Knights Unveil NHL Roster Even expansion-draft rules that are generous to the team doing the selecting make it hard to assemble a roster with many impact players. General manager George McPhee said they were trying to balance the short-term introduction to Las Vegas and the necessity for long-term development. [Full Article...]

Lions coach Farrell demands defensive lift in Dunedin

Warren Gatland will hope the Welsh half-back pairing of Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar lasts longer than it did last week, when the fly-half had to depart before half-time because of a head injury. The Europeans play a different game than we do down here. Farrell also spoke of the components that helped get the Lions over the line in Christchurch. [Full Article...]

Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month

Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month Amid much fanfare at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul , the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) delegation of 36, led by its president Ri Yong-son, arrived south of the tense border via Beijing. Moon has expressed a desire to use the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Olympics to reach out to North Korea, with relations between the two at their lowest point in decades. [Full Article...]

British & Irish Lions beaten in first Test by New Zealand

British & Irish Lions beaten in first Test by New Zealand With the Lions outsmarted at their own game, and losing the crucial forward battle, Hansen recommended they run the ball more often because that was when they were at their most risky. We've got to be extremely proud of what they did. There are no excuses about the result because they deserved that. "You can't assume too many things but we'll certainly be talking about (improvement)". [Full Article...]


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