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Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task

Warburton recognised that captaining the tour would be the "toughest thing I've done" but he also felt more relaxed than four years ago. "I'm pretty confident that our guys got some confidence beating Ireland in Ireland", Hansen said. "What was impressive, and when England beat them in 2012, the breakdowns were ferocious", said Warburton. Leaks that Donnacha Ryan and Keith Earls would make the... [Full Article...]

Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season

And New Zealand's own Steven Adams stands at the head of the queue of Westbrook sidekicks who must deliver if the Thunder are to avoid becoming little more than a footnote to the true tale of the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season. [Full Article...]

Critical comments were meant to motivate teammates — Paul George

I didn't say anything even close to throwing them under the bus. Twice, Indiana had chances to beat defending champion Cleveland on its home court. The Pacers were behind 89-70 with 2 minutes left in the third. George said he should have taken the shot. None of it means anything to LeBron James . Stephenson and coach Nate McMillan say there were no hurt feelings. [Full Article...]

John Tortorella hopes Blue Jackets listen to their crappy victory music

Evgeni Malkin scored his first goal of the postseason, and Patric Hornqvist pushed in an empty-net goal. Thanks to a pair of Maple Leafs goals late in the second period the two teams went into the break tied at three. After only scoring two goals combined in the first two games of the series, Columbus scored three goals in just over six minutes of the first period. [Full Article...]

Australia picks pace quartet for Champions Trophy

Australia picks pace quartet for Champions Trophy Australian selector Trevor Hohns referred to the four quicks as a "fast-bowling artillery" and "a very exciting proposition for Australian cricket". The omission of Faulkner from an Australian ICC event squad for the first time since 2011 marks a major change for the selectors, who have also determined that Henriques is worth his place for his batting alongside the likes of Marcus Stoinis and ... [Full Article...]

F1: Jenson Button replaces Fernando Alonso at Monaco GP

Honda-powered McLaren have endured a tough start to the season, with no points from two races, but slow speed Monaco could suit their auto better and is also a track where drivers can stand out. "I hope Jenson comes back, it would be great for the sport to have Jenson back", said Hamilton, who was Button's team-mate at McLaren from 2010-12. [Full Article...]

Blackhawks aim to get around blocked shots in Game 3

As expected, Corey Crawford will be in goal for the Blackhawks on Monday night in Game 3 versus Nashville . The Senators rallied from a 3-1 deficit with a two-goal third period to force overtime. Additionally, an extra option or two on the rush should help the Blackhawks overcome the neutral zone disruption employed by their opponents. They stuck to that script at practice Friday and worked... [Full Article...]

F1: Jenson Button replaces Fernando Alonso at Monaco GP

Honda-powered McLaren have endured a tough start to the season, with no points from two races, but slow speed Monaco could suit their auto better and is also a track where drivers can stand out. "I hope Jenson comes back, it would be great for the sport to have Jenson back", said Hamilton, who was Button's team-mate at McLaren from 2010-12. [Full Article...]

Grieving Thomas leads all scorers in loss to Bulls

Grieving Thomas leads all scorers in loss to Bulls Coming off of a Game 1 performance in which he posted 12 points, eight rebounds six assists, a block and two steals over 27 minutes, he turned in a vintage performance in Game 2 , almost posting a triple-double with 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting along with nine rebounds, 14 assists and five steals over 40 dominant minutes in the 111-97 victory. [Full Article...]

NBA Predictions: Will the Thunder upset the Grizzlies in Memphis? 4/5/17

Westbrook's 3-pointer - his eighth in the game - with 14 seconds left and two free throws in the final second gave the Thunder their second win in a row. Trailing 55-53 at halftime, the Cavaliers produced nine three-pointers and authored a 23-point swing in the third quarter to seize control. "It's a special night I definitely won't ever forget", Westbrook said. [Full Article...]

West Virginia to host NCAA rifle championships in 2019

West Virginia to host NCAA rifle championships in 2019 Omaha also had made a bid to host the Frozen Four for hockey and the championship for NCAA Division I wrestling, but was not chosen. The 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championships are being held at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. [Full Article...]

University of Pittsburgh to Host 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships

University of Pittsburgh to Host 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today (Tuesday, April 18) that the University of MI has been selected to host seven postseason events - the 2019 and 2022 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regionals, 2020 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship, 2021 NCAA Field Hockey Championship, 2022 NCAA Women's Golf Regional, 2022 NCAA Water Polo Championship and 2022 NCAA Wrestling Champion... [Full Article...]

Griezmann strikes to share points in Madrid derby

Griezmann strikes to share points in Madrid derby Earlier in the day, Pablo Piatti's goal gave Espanyol a 1-0 win over Alaves, while Friday night saw Villarreal win 3-1 at home to Athletic Club Bilbao. We are all disappointed", Zidane said about his compatriot who had a good performance today. Spanish media reports said Pepe will miss around a month, ruling him out of their Champions League quarter-final clashes with Bayern Munich and the C... [Full Article...]

Star QB Tom Brady to miss NFL champs' visit to White House

Star QB Tom Brady to miss NFL champs' visit to White House Earlier this year, about four dozen inmates went on a destructive rampage, smashing tables and other furniture, removing fire extinguishers from walls and destroying computers in the area where the officers normally would be stationed. Hernandez had signed a five-year, $40 million contract in 2012. I also thought of D.J. Hernandez, Aaron's older brother and a football coach at a CT high schoo... [Full Article...]

Ducks sweep away Flames with 3-1 win in Game 4

Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf, second from right, celebrates a goal by teammate Patrick Eaves , not seen, with other teammates during the first period against the Calgary Flames in Game 4 in a first-round National Hockey League hoc. Look for the Ducks to complete the sweep tonight with another high-scoring game. BOSTON - Craig Anderson turned aside 22 shots and Bobby Ryan scored 5:49 into the ... [Full Article...]

Warriors' Kevin Durant listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Blazers

Warriors' Kevin Durant listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Blazers Stephen Curry knocked down a timely baseline three-pointer, reached his hand high and gestured to further ignite a raucous sellout crowd. But according to ESPN's Marc Stein , the team is weighing whether to hold Durant out of the game as a precaution as he deals with a calf strain that he sustained during Game 1. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho eyes 'perfect' Europa League final

Yes, I think. Do I think he can play successfully for me? Asked if that would be a ideal finale for the veteran striker, who is yet to confirm whether he will remain at Old Trafford for a second season, Mourinho said: 'I don't think about it, I just think about Manchester United. [Full Article...]

Chain's throws gem to beat Diamondbacks, 1-0

Chain's throws gem to beat Diamondbacks, 1-0 Chacin allowed four-hits and struck out five. "I was looking for a good pitch", Aybar said. The first homer of the year from Aybar made a victor out Chacin (2-2). The loss dropped the Diamondbacks to 10-6 and ended their three-game winning streak. After last season's dismal record resulted in a front-office shakeup, Arizona turned the page by opening with a 6-1 homestand under new manager To... [Full Article...]

Patriots star Tom Brady will not attend White House ceremony

Tight end for the New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski , made a surprise appearance during the White House press briefing to ask Sean Spicer if he... Kraft, who presented Trump with a championship ring before Belichick gave Trump a commemorative helmet, joked that Trump's White House bid faced "odds nearly as long as we did" in the Super Bowl. [Full Article...]

Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before game

At that point, Tuchel's mind was far away from football and he was angry that European soccer's governing body, UEFA, had not taken the attack seriously enough as it swiftly rescheduled the game. The kickoff was delayed by five minutes after the German team arrived late at the Louis-II stadium due to traffic problems. The night before, Dortmund's bus was bombed in an attack that we now know ... [Full Article...]


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