• Lions call up 4 Wales players as tour reinforcements
Lions call up 4 Wales players as tour reinforcements

The Lions boss said: "The frustrating thing for us is the amount of blocking that's going on". "Warren's made it no secret this was his plan all along". The Englishman is shaping up as the Lions' first choice pivot for the Tests, beating out Ireland's Johnny Sexton. And sometimes it was put through to the TMO who said it didn't have a materia...

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  • Ronaldo's tax fraud and its ripple effect on world football
Ronaldo's tax fraud and its ripple effect on world football

I don't have any solution but Cristiano, like everyone else, has a contract and is a Real Madrid player", Perez told radio station " Onda Cero ". The transfer market has been hit with a trigger following Ronaldo's hint that he could leave Spain if he is eventually hammered in the tax case.

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  • Germany ease into Confederations Cup semi-finals
Germany ease into Confederations Cup semi-finals

Germany broke the deadlock just two minutes after the interval, though, with a fine team goal. Cameroonian defender Ernest Mabouka got a red card in the 64th minute and Timo Werner scored Germany's second goal just three minutes later.

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"The ideal fit for Klopp's Liverpool" - Bundesliga commentator on Naby Keita's qualities

The report says Liverpool are willing to bid up to £50m for Keita though it is unclear if they will raise it despite the player indicating his desire to leave if the asking price is met. Liverpool have been interested in Keita, who has won frequent comparisons to N'Golo Kante, all summer but according to German sports daily Bild , they must p...

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  • Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup
Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

The video review system was called upon when Mabouka was sent off on 64 minutes for a unsafe tackle as he went in studs up on Liverpool's Emre Can. The 10-man Cameroon managed to pull a goal back through striker Vincent Aboubakar , but Werner's second of the match minutes later confirmed the Germans would finish top of Group B and sealed a s...

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  • Daniel Ricciardo takes first place at Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo takes first place at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Championship leader Vettel finished fourth in his Ferrari , while pole-sitting Mercedes star Hamilton was fifth after both were handed penalties on the streets of Baku . When asked if felt his actions would tarnish his reputation, the four-time world champion said: "No". In the end we are racing with men. "I think I've been pretty fortuna...

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  • Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No
Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No

I think they've got all the tools to do that". "Like Getzlaf, Patrick is a big center, at 6'2", 198, with room to fill out more . A new era for the New Jersey Devils has begun. The 18-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba, scored 20 goals and had 26 assists, averaging 1.39 points per game. He logged 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) in the regular ...

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  • HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier prepares to leave home port
HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier prepares to leave home port

The plan is for the HMS Queen Elizabeth to spend six weeks on sea trials in the North Sea then return to Rosyth for adjustments prior to sailing to its home port, Portsmouth, later this year. The first task is for sailors to get the ship out of the Bay in which it was built. Rapid developments in technology have led to discussions over the futu...

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  • Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence
Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

LIONEL MESSI has hit plenty of milestones in his awesome career and he had a personal one on Saturday as he celebrated his 30th birthday. Imagine Lionel Messi playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in a Real Madrid T-shirt in front of a packed Santiago Bernabeu.

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  • Federer outplays Zverev to win ninth Halle crown
Federer outplays Zverev to win ninth Halle crown

Roger Federer remains on course for a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle after defeating Florian Mayer in the quarter-finals. Federer , who won the Australian Open in January for his 18th Grand Slam title, chose to skip the clay-court season, including the French Open, to prepare for the grass and hard-court seasons, with his ...

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  • Jordan Spieth wins the 2017 Travelers Championship
Jordan Spieth wins the 2017 Travelers Championship

Daniel Berger and Michael Greller had far different points of view on Jordan Spieth's playoff-winning 61-foot bunker shot yesterday to win the Travelers Championship , but they had the same reaction to it. I don't know if I'll ever have a moment like that again", said Spieth. "I find it very healing for me, and a lot of people who have gone t...

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  • Jordan Spieth sinks insane chip from bunker to win Travelers Championship
Jordan Spieth sinks insane chip from bunker to win Travelers Championship

Three shots off the pace was American Daniel Berger (66), with C.T. Pan of Taiwan, who fired a 64 for the low round on a breezy day, Sweden's David Lingmerth (65) and Briton Paul Casey (66) another stroke back. With Berger landing just off the edge of the green, he had to make a long putt to force a second playoff hole. The celebration might be...

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  • Bruins reveal list of protected players for NHL Expansion Draft
Bruins reveal list of protected players for NHL Expansion Draft

Vatanen, a fifth-year player, won't be ready for the start of next season after having surgery to fix a shoulder injury. Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan, Nashville Predators' winger James Neal , New York Islanders centre Brock Nelson and Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Josh Anderson are among the noteworthy forwards .

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  • Crystal Palace set to announce new manager
Crystal Palace set to announce new manager

British media are reporting that the Premier League club will hire former Netherlands defender Frank De Boer, who was sacked by Inter Milan in November after 14 matches and 84 days in charge. Veltman was a regular under De Boer at Ajax and could bring versatility to a Palace defence now missing former loanee Mamadou Sakho, but Palace may have to ...

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  • Hamilton invites Vettel to clash 'face-to-face' out of their cars
Hamilton invites Vettel to clash 'face-to-face' out of their cars

But the incident didn't stop there. But it is not the first time the 29-year-old German has been accused of unsporting behaviour in his grand prix career. "We knew the podium was a chance after the restart and then we heard about the problems with Lewis and Seb", Ricciardo said. But let's get back to some nicer subject.

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  • Johnson Gets USMNT Call For Gold Cup
Johnson Gets USMNT Call For Gold Cup

Currently, the United States sits in third place in the Hexagonal, one of three CONCACAF World Cup automatic qualifying positions. They will begin reporting to camp and training in Nashville on Sunday. Villafana, a 27-year-old former Anaheim High standout, has made six appearances with the national team, including playing all 90 minutes in th...

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  • Stroll 'couldn't believe' podium was possible
Stroll 'couldn't believe' podium was possible

Vettel's assertion that Hamilton had "brake-tested" him, by slowing so suddenly that the Ferrari ran into the back of the Mercedes , was also undermined by the evidence. "I think it was very clear". Alonso, out of contract at the end of the year, was as high as fifth during the race. This later caused many problems for the Finnish driver who ...

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  • Class act Rafael won't stop at his flawless 10
Class act Rafael won't stop at his flawless 10

Nadal was unable to convert four break points in the fourth game. He won 24 of the 25 matches he played on clay , winning his 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and his 10thBarcelona Open Banc Sabadell. I guess it is not so bad, but it really depends on how you view his situation. Nadal's 53 clay-court title caps a remarkable 12-month turnaround ...

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  • Pakistan vs England, in pictures
Pakistan vs England, in pictures

Morgan, who was one of Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali's three victims, refused to completely absolve his batsmen of any blame as they lost their final eight wickets for the addition of just 83 runs. He wrote that he had said that it would depend which kind of Pakistan turned up for the match and the team answered that one emphatically. Bairstow ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge
Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge

Ronaldo, whom Forbes declared the world's highest-earning athlete in 2017, denies the allegations. The Spain prosecutor has filed four counts of tax fraud against the Real Madrid star. A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old is Europe's leading soccer player. Ronaldo's case bears strong similarities to that of Ronaldo's on-pitch...

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. slides into Danica Patrick early at Sonoma
Dale Earnhardt Jr. slides into Danica Patrick early at Sonoma

After the race , Earnhardt Jr. was given some incredibly awkward questions by Fox pit reporter Matt Yocum. With Patrick being the only female NASCAR driver, it's likely she gets that a lot, being blamed for something that wasn't really her fault at all.

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  • Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud while at Real Madrid
Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud while at Real Madrid

The public prosecutor's office of Madrid filed a lawsuit against Jose Mourinho on Tuesday, accusing the Manchester United manager of defrauding the Spanish taxman of 3.3 million euros (3.7 million dollars) during his time as Real Madrid coach.

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  • Spieth wins Travelers with 60-foot shot from bunker
Spieth wins Travelers with 60-foot shot from bunker

The birdie gave Speith the victory on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after Daniel Berger narrowly missed a long 50-foot putt. Woods won 15 times before he turned 24. The shot was reminiscent of the bunker hole-out he had at the John Deere for his first ever PGA Tour win in 2013. When he saw it roll into the hole, Spieth tossed his c...

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  • Jordan Spieth wins Travelers Championship playoff with stunning bunker shot
Jordan Spieth wins Travelers Championship playoff with stunning bunker shot

Spieth, 23, won earlier this year at Pebble Beach and after completing a wire-to-wire victory in his Travelers debut became the second-youngest player to win 10 PGA titles, trailing only Tiger Woods . The precise execution enabled Spieth to overcome a back nine meltdown in which he putted poorly and nearly allowed fast-finishing Berger to steal vi...

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  • Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India
Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

Rival fans were also seen chanting and throwing objects at each other on the streets in the United Kingdom, as celebrations went global. If convicted, the 15 Pakistan cricket fans may have to surrender their passports and even face life imprisonment, reported Al Jazeera .

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  • Shaw hits long HR, Davies shines as Brewers blank Braves 7-0
Shaw hits long HR, Davies shines as Brewers blank Braves 7-0

Eric Thames doubled leading off the ninth, and Domingo Santana hit a two-hopper to the second-base side of Swanson, who spun and threw out Thames at third. "We had two outs and nobody on, and we put together five at-bats that were outstanding", Counsell said. The veteran was placed on the disabled list on June 6 with an oblique strain and had his s...

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  • Test of character for both England and South Africa in series decider
Test of character for both England and South Africa in series decider

England , set a target of 175, were on course for a series-clinching win while Jason Roy (67) and Jonny Bairstow (47) shared a second-wicket stand of 110. Although he appears slightly-built the Surrey paceman surprised several South Africa batsman with his speed on the way to figures of three for 33 in his maximum allowed four overs in the seco...

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  • Kvitova puts a marker down for Wimbledon
Kvitova puts a marker down for Wimbledon

But she remained reluctant to agree that she was now one of the players who could win Wimbledon . The 27-year-old fired down 13 aces and 35 winners as she comprehensively overpowered Barty in the second and final sets with the Australian unable to respond.

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  • France v England: French fans sing God Save The Queen
France v England: French fans sing God Save The Queen

Southgate confirmed Harry Kane would retain the captaincy for the season-ending friendly and promised goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Jack Butland 45 minutes each in place of Joe Hart - while also announcing the latter was still his "number one".

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  • Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma
Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

It was his first since winning at Kansas last autumn and it was his first at Sonoma . Truex was impressive on the two road courses last season and his Furniture Row Racing team is running well everywhere. McMurray is another driver who has a sports vehicle background, which comes in handy during the MENCS road events. "We didn't have real good...

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  • Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is now a done deal
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is now a done deal

The fight will be a boxing match, which means Mayweather's undefeated 49-0 record is at stake if McGregor can cause a huge upset. A two-division UFC champion, McGregor (21-3 in MMA), 28, will be making his professional boxing debut.

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  • Wimbledon seed not a motivating factor for imperious Federer in Halle
Wimbledon seed not a motivating factor for imperious Federer in Halle

He also beat Federer in the semi-final of this very tournament just a year ago. In the lead-up to the Wimbledon , Roger Federer has warmed up with a record ninth Halle Open title. Maclagan said: "I think Federer has moved the goalposts, not just in tennis but probably throughout sport". Lopez, whose last tournament win was at Gstaad a ...

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  • Celtics officially trade first overall draft pick to 76ers
Celtics officially trade first overall draft pick to 76ers

It's a good deal for both teams". In summation, the Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick in a loaded draft for the No. 3 pick (which still could be good) and a future first rounder that cannot be a top selection. "And we still feel that way", Ainge said in a conference call. Durant reportedly plans to take about $4 million less than the ma...

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  • Former agent: 'Lionel Messi could have joined Real Madrid'
Former agent: 'Lionel Messi could have joined Real Madrid'

Messi has won eight La-Liga titles with Barcelona in his club career and four UEFA Champions League titles. Barcelona's Lionel Messi , reacts to a fan's question on when he will shave his beard during an event to launch the establishment of Messi Experience Park in Beijing, China, Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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  • McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players
McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players

The expansion draft results will be announced Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show. Vegas must pick one player from each of the existing 30 teams, but there's only so much room on the roster next season even with some minor league prospects thrown in.

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