• Blues defeat was
Blues defeat was "great preparation" for Gatland

The British and Irish Lions team respond to their Maori welcome with a Welsh song as they arrive at Auckland International Airport. Henshaw said: "If he's a one-out runner and there's no one with him, obviously I'll look to come in and make a double hit on him and try and stop his offload threat".

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand
FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand

As New Zealand's Michael Boxall surged forward in search of a late equaliser, Mexico's Hector Herrera brought the defender down short of the penalty box, giving away a free kick. New Zealand played on, went down the other end and almost scored, with the Mexicans urging their opponents to stop the game. "I would like to apologise to our fans,...

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  • Fleury leads Las Vegas expansion picks
Fleury leads Las Vegas expansion picks

Many believed the Golden Knights might select Stempniak, who has played for 10 National Hockey League teams during his career, but Francis and McPhee worked out a deal that made Brickley the choice. "My roots are here", Engelland said. For it to finally happen, it's wonderful. Some players are excited and others upset, even if they stay a part ...

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  • Will Karma Steer Kristaps Porzingis to Philadelphia 76ers?
Will Karma Steer Kristaps Porzingis to Philadelphia 76ers?

In a radio interview with Allen Sliwa of ESPN 710, Ford said other teams told him the Lakers were calling around to offer Russell as they try to work out a deal where they could acquire a first-round pick to take a player they'd already worked out.

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  • Here Are Your 2017-18 Vegas Golden Knights
Here Are Your 2017-18 Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas claimed Marchessault after he racked up 30 goals and 21 assists for Florida previous year. George McPhee secured a king's ransom to avoid selecting certain players in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft , and he's not done dealing.

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  • Dmitry Bivol hopes to shine on Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev undercard
Dmitry Bivol hopes to shine on Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev undercard

Ward , sensing he had "The Krusher" in trouble, connected on another flush right hand and then landed a hard left to the body, which hurt Kovalev . He punched me with low blows. Only Kovalev had fought at Mandalay Bay before during his career. "I knew he was hurt". Ward replied, " You got me sweating ".

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  • Cahill on brink of history as Halep reaches French Open final
Cahill on brink of history as Halep reaches French Open final

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian Grand Slam finalist after blasting past Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 in the French Open semifinals on Thursday. Bacsinszky, Ostapenko's opponent, will be making her second career Grand Slam semifinal appearance (she lost to Serena Williams in the 2015 French Open semifinals).

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  • Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup
Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1 on Wednesday. Head coach of Russia , Stanislav Cherchesov , has defended his team after they allowed Cristiano Ronaldo score the victor, in Wednesday's 1-0 Confederatio...

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  • Watch Mexico's Confederations Cup Tie With New Zealand Erupt into Mass Brawl
Watch Mexico's Confederations Cup Tie With New Zealand Erupt into Mass Brawl

Russian Federation were high on confidence following their 2-0 win over New Zealand , whereas morale was somewhat low in the Portugal camp after they conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico . So based on history and Nika the polar bear, Russian Federation will be expected to get the win, but based on the calibre of players each team...

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  • Mourinho accused of £3.3mn tax fraud in Spain
Mourinho accused of £3.3mn tax fraud in Spain

Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. "The more intense the challenge they can get, the better prepared they will be when facing Manchester City in an important league match or Real Madrid or Barcelona in Europe".

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers, General Manager David Griffin will part ways
Cleveland Cavaliers, General Manager David Griffin will part ways

Gilbert said the team was not ready to name a replacement. Gilbert continued saying that the Cavaliers did not have an announcement regarding new leadership but said they are still exploring options. And Chicago's Jimmy Butler, who like George could serve in a forward or backcourt role depending on needs, is also being eyed by the Cavaliers , ...

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  • MMA: Holm says McGregor can cause Mayweather problems
MMA: Holm says McGregor can cause Mayweather problems

Unless Aug. 26 was reserved exclusively for his stable of pugilists. It is the unique nature of Mayweather - McGregor that make it an even better sell than any other boxing fight in history. When Mayweather preserved his unbeaten record against Manny Pacquiao, in 2015, the Mirror reports that Mayweather's share of the purse was $180 mil...

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  • Rafael Nadal Makes History at the French Open
Rafael Nadal Makes History at the French Open

This title, an unprecedented 10th at a single grand slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 though as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one, without dropping a set and conceding only 35 games in seven matches.

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  • Hurricanes release protected list for National Hockey League expansion draft
Hurricanes release protected list for National Hockey League expansion draft

Marc-Andre Fleury is not only an above average goalie on the ice, he's an incredible person off the ice. "It would be, 'Do we have too many players?' There are a lot of good players there". Oshie, Alex Radulov, Karl Alzner and Kevin Shattenkirk, just to name a few. On the defensive side, Carl Gunnarsson has been a productive player, and one with ...

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  • Mexico Vs. New Zealand Live Stream
Mexico Vs. New Zealand Live Stream

He related, "don't forget that most of these players here were part of the most brilliant history in Portuguese history just a year ago, we should not forget that and so I trust them 100%". "I am proud of what my team did, it's normal to have to suffer at this level, but we deserved to win", said Osorio. But being the host nation Russian Federa...

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  • Lions strangled us and will test the All Blacks, says Chiefs coach
Lions strangled us and will test the All Blacks, says Chiefs coach

Gatland revealed that the line-up to be named early on Thursday morning in New Zealand will be a collective decision taken by the whole coaching group and will not come down to the final say of the head coach. "The ball is on the field for a long time - it's a quick game - and we have put the players under a lot of stress". "We'll have some liv...

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  • Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify
Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify

Ronaldo once again swerved questions about his future after scoring the decisive goal in Portugal's 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation at the FIFA Confederations Cup. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take Mourinho to court. The Portugal worldwide had knowingly used a " business structure " created in 2010 to hide his i...

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  • Northern Ireland caddie guides Brooks Koepka to US Open title
Northern Ireland caddie guides Brooks Koepka to US Open title

It was an wonderful day of Golf yesterday at Erin Hills, Wisconsin . For all of Koepka's magnificence on the golf course this weekend, its tough to believe that golf isn't even his favorite sport. On his way to victory at the 117th US Open Brooks hit 17/18 greens in regulation during round four, and 62 out of 72 in total - ranking 1st in his eff...

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  • Kluivert: Verratti wants to join Barca but PSG won´t let him leave
Kluivert: Verratti wants to join Barca but PSG won´t let him leave

Steve Nicol thinks Marco Verratti would be a great fit for Barcelona , but Alejandro Moreno worries about his health. Verratti has been consistently linked with a transfer to the Catalan giants since the season ended, and various media reports appeared to suggest that Barca would do all that they can to lure the Italy worldwide away from the F...

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  • Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies 7
Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies 7

Sano hit his 17th homer and Vargas added a three-run shot as the Twins overcame a rough outing from Ervin Santana (9-4), who gave up six runs on 10 hits and struck out six in five innings. "(Leake) was good", said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny . The Cardinals won their second straight extra-inning game after losing five of six. Philadelphia amass...

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  • Soccer Fans Following Confederations Cup in Russian Federation
Soccer Fans Following Confederations Cup in Russian Federation

But the national team of New Zealand , as I said, at this tournament is considered an absolute outsider, while the team is not even considered potentially to leave the group. Portugal made an encouraging start to the game and went a goal up in the ninth minute via Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star escaping the attention of Fedor Kudriashov at t...

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  • Manchester United's Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid spell
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid spell

Di Maria, who now plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended. The Spanish prosecutors have filed a criminal tax fraud lawsuit against the current United boss regarding two counts against the authorities allegedly committed i...

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  • Barcelona superstar Neymar passed a medical at Real Madrid, claims Florentino Perez
Barcelona superstar Neymar passed a medical at Real Madrid, claims Florentino Perez

It [the contract] arrived two minutes late. "Last year we had the chance to sign him but we didn't take it and now we don't have any agreement with Manchester United ". There has been speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi .

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  • Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev
Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev

Henderson won twice previous year, taking the KPMG Women's PGA Championship for her first major, and successfully defending her title in the Cambia Portland Classic. But the shots forced Kovalev to bend over, and he looked spent, so Weeks jumped in and waved off the fight at 2 minutes, 29 seconds. "He's really lucky, 'Son of Judges, ' " Kovale...

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  • Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

AS reported Wednesday that Ronaldo is also having second thoughts about departing Madrid after hearing " very positive " comments from Perez. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes . Perez did an interview Monday with Onda Cera where he spoke about the tax evasion accusations Ronaldo is facing. 'Last...

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  • Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou
Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou

The question is, what will Ange Postecoglou take from Russian Federation 2017? Germany almost settled the game when Timo Werner hit the post late on, but the world champions would cling on to secure a 3-2 win. Australia boss Postecoglou said before the game he was not planning to alter the team's possession-based approach, despite the Germ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case
Cristiano Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has denied reports that Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club this summer. And from the first moment a story about a £134.5 million Real Madrid reportedly payed their player in image rights just before a tax exemption in Spanish law was about to end cau...

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  • It's on! Mayweather vs. McGregor this summer in Las Vegas
It's on! Mayweather vs. McGregor this summer in Las Vegas

He is notorious for mouthing off before and after fights , and has developed a massive fanbase who seem to buy into the personality as much as his dominance in the ring. "I know what big events feel like", Ellerbe, a key member of Mayweather's inner circle, added. Fighters at the top of a card get a cut of the pay-per-view.

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  • Dashcam video of Philando Castile shooting released
Dashcam video of Philando Castile shooting released

Castile's body was thrown to the right after the first shot. The interview transcript - released Tuesday alongside graphic dashcam video footage - provided new insight into Yanez's mindset when he opened fire on Castile , who had seconds earlier informed the officer he had a firearm and insisted he wasn't reaching for it.

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  • Bachinski and Ostapenko - polufinalistov Roland Garros
Bachinski and Ostapenko - polufinalistov Roland Garros

Nine-time champion Rafa Nadal was due to play fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and defending champion Novak Djokovic was set to take on Austrian Dominic Thiem . The Switzerland native had to fight the blustery conditions and the pro-French crowd cheering on Mladenovic while prevailing on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: England ease past New Zealand to reach semi-finals
Champions Trophy 2017: England ease past New Zealand to reach semi-finals

Buttler at least had the pleasure of sending Trent Boult (1-56) for a sensational six in the 46th over after the wicketkeeper-batsman calmly stepped aside and tipped the ball backward over his shoulder. "A credit to the way England bowled", Williamson said. "We'll have a very serious attitude", said Morgan. "I thought we were a bit unlucky". ...

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  • Real Madrid want Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma says
Real Madrid want Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma says

Perez said earlier this week that Madrid are also following Monaco's Kylian Mbappe , but he suggested more new signings are not necessarily a priority due to the strength of the squad and the quality of the young players at the club. Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have also been tracking the French worldwide, but Perez says he i...

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  • Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup
Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup

Mexico fans direct the chant in question at opposition goalkeepers as they take goal kicks and first came under the global spotlight in Brazil 2014, when Federation Internationale de Football Association investigated it at the 2014 World Cup.

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  • Confederations Cup 2017: Germany's young squad relishing chance to shine in Russian Federation
Confederations Cup 2017: Germany's young squad relishing chance to shine in Russian Federation

Leno will be replaced by Barcelona's Ter Stegen for Thursday's encounter in Kazan but Low insists that the decision had been pre-planned. While some would argue this devalues a tournament that for whatever its worth does have its own unique charm, only Germany and its unique position in global soccer can pull this off, and pull it off in the way ...

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  • Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick
Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee had difficulty containing his excitement in anticipation of the NHL's expansion draft list being released. They also have to reach at least 60 percent of last year's $73 million salary cap ($43.8 million) and have at least 20 players under contract for next season.

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