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Lions test places still up for grabs against Chiefs

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Meads, who faced the Lions in 1959, 1966 and 1971 and is regarded by many in New Zealand as the nation's greatest player, was feted in his hometown Te Kuiti on Monday with the unveiling of a 2.7 metre bronze statue in his likeness. Tour skipper Warburton is scrapping for full fitness after ankle trouble - but Gatland holding him back from facing the Chiefs indicates the Wales back-rower can still squeeze himself into the 23 for the first Test. Read More »

Ward Stops Kovalev to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown

Both fighters landed solid blows in the fourth round, Kovalev with his stinging jab and Ward scoring with well-timed counter punches. When asked, in the aftermath of his victory over Kovalev , whether a bout with Joshua could be arranged, Ward replied: 'Anything is possible. Read More »

Champions Trophy Future in doubt

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Pakistan delivered an all-round performance against India, winning the finals by massive 180 runs at the Kennington Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. In 2014, 66 students were kicked out of a university in Uttar Pradesh for supporting Pakistan during a cricket match. This happens only in case of Pakistan and this shows that the people consider the neighbouring country as an "enemy", Saamna said. Read More »

Lakers trying to package picks, player in trade for Paul George

On Tuesday evening, Yahoo Sports reported the Lakers had indeed made a trade, but not for Paul George , sending center Timofey Mozgov and guard D'Angelo Russell to the Nets for the No. The Bulls are shopping Butler leading up to Thursday's NBA Draft. But the front office is likely not done trying to make moves. As Aldridge reports, though, this didn't work out, because the Kings shot Los Angeles down. Read More »

Defending Travelers champ Russell Knox talks return to Cromwell

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The 10-time PGA Tour victor says he'll draw inspiration from a tie for 18th and 27th in two previous visits. "It's nice to fly under the radar. It's a well-balanced golf course", Weed said not long ago. David Hearn (+1400) teed it up the week before the Open at the St. Jude Classic and was 10. "I was disappointed not to make the team", Knox admitted. Read More »

North Korea may co-host Winter Olympics with South Korea

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Do said he is also considering holding some of the Winter Games events in North Korea's new ski resort. Last week, North Korea released American university student Otto Warmbier after he spent 17 months in prison. The two countries have co-hosted several sporting exchanges this year, including a women's soccer tournament in Pyongyang and a women's hockey competition in South Korea. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be courageous against Mexico , knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup . Those two showings gave everyone at the national team camp a huge lift, so nobody was too surprised to see Russian Federation enjoy a 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the Confederations Cup opener. Read More »

Twins in first place as big draft night arrives

Lewis is the first player to be selected by the Twins with the No. 1 overall pick since the team took catcher Joe Mauer in 2001. The Twins passed on Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright and Brendan McKay - the three players favored to go No. Some believe he could hit 15-20 home runs a year when he fills out. Falvey said the Twins' choice came down to the waning minutes and the decision to pass on Greene was "really tough". Read More »

Fresh-faced Germans made to sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

Germany's next game is against Chile on Thursday at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, while Australia will face Cameroon also on Thursday. "That's what we want to do and the football we enjoy". After spruiking his ambition to win the Confederations Cup , his pre-tournament statements drifted further into the realm of lofty ambition as Australia's defeat raised more questions over the direction of the squad. Read More »

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez rules out David de Gea move

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Last week - and not for the first time this summer - the teenager graced the cover of Spanish daily AS alongside a headline proclaiming that Real Madrid are to bid €135m for Mbappe. Born on February 25, 1999 in Castellammare di Stabia a comune on the outskirts of Napoli . To run for Real Madrid's presidency, candidates must have been a member of the club for 20 years and show they have at least Euro 75 million in a Spanish bank. Read More »

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English Premier League club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United previous year. But Perez insisted there have been no formal approaches for the reigning Fifa Best Player. Gestifude, the Portuguese company that represents Ronaldo, told El Confidencial news platform that "we have differences of criteria, yes, but we are calm, because the actions of the player have always been clean and without hiding". Read More »

Detroit Lions defensive tackle suspended 6 games for drug violation

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He signed a two-year, $3.3 million deal with Detroit in the offseason. Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. With players like Ego Ferguson , Bruce Gaston , Jordan Hill , Jeremiah Ledbetter , Haloti Ngata , A'Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence all competing for roster spots, missing Thornton shouldn't be an issue. Read More »

Wawrinka, Raonic lose in 1st round at Queen's

But at Queen's Club overnight, the likeable South Australian put all of that misery firmly behind him as he sent world No.6 Milos Raonic packing 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (8-6) in the opening round, just months after nearly hanging up his racquet. Following the best win of his career, Thompson said: "I signed in for the "Lucky Loser" spot". "You don't want to know about the extensive list of injures I've had". Read More »

Class act Rafael won't stop at his ideal 10

Having already claimed titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid this spring, the 31-year-old capped a remarkable clay-court campaign by clinching a 10th French Open title in dominant fashion on Sunday . Wawrinka will be in action at the Aegon Championships in Birmingham next week before the Wimbledon begins on July 3. A year later, Nadal saw off Federer in the Australian Open final and also has a flawless record against his Swiss counterpart in Roland Garros finals, triumphing ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open

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An emotional Rafael Nadal described his 10th French Open title as the flawless end to a ideal fortnight after he made history at Roland Garros on Sunday. To win here again is something I can not describe", said Nadal. "For me to be here for many years is hard to describe". One, because I play against him, and he puts this doubt in your head when you play against him because he's playing so well. Read More »

Di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud

Di Maria has admitted to both counts of fraud, but will avoid trial at the Spanish Supreme Court, having agreed to pay £1.76m. Just like his national teammate Lionel Messi, Di Maria would not spend any time behind bars due to their clean criminal record. Read More »

Terror in Paris: Driver dead after ramming police van

Djaziri's father, who has since been detained, told AFP that his son was a licensed gun-owner, and a source close to the probe said he owned nine weapons including pistols and an assault rifle. The man died after ramming a vehicle into a police van on the prestigious avenue. Authorities quickly sealed off the world-famous Champs-Elysees avenue after a 31-year-old man on a terror watchlist rammed a auto loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police. Read More »

Halep staves off match point to reach French Open semis

The powerful Pliskova saved three set points to prolong the first set, but Halep mixed up her game superbly and was a set up when her opponent blasted a forehand wide. "But I refused to accept that I can not play, so I think I recovered faster mentally because of the positive thinking, and I really wanted to be here". Read More »

Ideal 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

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In the two times Nadal won the French Open without winning a set, he went on to win Wimbledon and finish the year as world No. 1 and the last time Roger Federer and Nadal won the opening two Slams of the year, Nadal went on to win three of the four majors and finished 2010, you guessed it, as the world's top-ranked player. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada

And Hamilton, whose Mercedes team moved back in charge of the constructors' championship following their one-two finish, believes he has struck a major blow to Vettel's title credentials. Hamilton will be looking to snatch that lead from Vettel at Azerbaijan where the next race will be held from 23rd-25th June 2017. Vettel said he did not spot that the wing was badly damaged because the safety auto came out before he had had a chance to get a proper feel for the vehicle. Read More »

Patriots Sign Ex-Jets Linebacker David Harris

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that David Harris has signed a two-year deal with New England. Patriots veteran additions: Brandin Cooks , Stephon Gilmore , Kony Ealy , Mike Gillislee , Rex Burkhead , David Harris, Dwayne Allen . "First, I want to thank Woody Johnson and everyone in the Jets organization who gave me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream of playing at this level, for every day of these last 10 years". Read More »

Smolov trumps Wood as Russian Federation blank NZ in Confederations Cup opener

Their 2-0 loss to hosts Russian Federation in Saturday's opening Group A match means Oceania champions New Zealand have now gone a record 10 games without a win at the tournament having left the 1999, 2003 and 2009 editions empty-handed. "We recognise New Zealand are a strong team, with a good aerial game, very physical". Spain are an excellent side but Portugal's recent form like can not be ignored and they look monster value to win at 3/1 with bet365 . Read More »

Lions tour: Jerome Kaino deftly sidesteps Warren Gatland's blocking accusations

A confident British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland celebrated the convincing win over the Maori All Blacks by claiming it was Steve Hansen who was "worried" a week before the first Test. It is a major boost for the Lions , with Farrell now the favourite to start at out-half for the tourists against the All Blacks . When asked how he managed to have advance knowledge of Donald's big news, Gatland joked: "Well, I do have my sources of information!" "We're going to need some ... Read More »

Erik Haula signs as first Vegas NHL free agent

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Past history has not been on the side of prior expansion teams. "Why would a team want to lose more than that?" The Golden Knights will be unveiled at 8 p.m. Better available player lists This runs hand in hand with the above note, but a salary cap environment creates a much stronger list of available players than it did for previous expansion teams. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Basics helping me cut the edge, says Bumrah

It was the same story of South Africa failing to fire at an ICC event on Sunday, but captain AB de Villiers is adamant that he can guide the Proteas to victory at the 2019 World Cup. Kohli survived an edge towards Amla in the slip cordon as more boundaries followed to bring up the 100 for India , with no further wickets lost. Read More »

Champions Trophy: How Twitter played the India-Pakistan final

Pakistans Fakhar Zaman was picked as Dhawans opening partner after the youngster aggregated 252 runs in four matches at an impressive strike-rate of 113. Arthur said on Sunday: "It's been an up and down ride for us, but so proud of the boys". "Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman today", Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at the presentation ceremony. Read More »

Live updates for the 2017 NBA Draft and free agency

Colangelo orchestrated a blockbuster trade that became finalized Monday. But Al Jefferson and Avery Bradley were both solid picks late in the first round, and Jaylen Brown seems like a fine player. "He's super explosive. He's super talented". "He can shoot. I thought (in college) he could do everything offensively". Finding a shooter with his 3-point skill and the ability to play off the ball was a priority for the Sixers. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

However, Mourinho claims that he has not been informed of any charges and revealed that he has a certificate stating that he had been in compliance with his obligations. When it became public that a prosecutor in Madrid filed a tax fraud complaint against Ronaldo on June 13, the news went viral and several global media platforms speculated that this could cause the footballer to leave Real Madrid this summer. Read More »

First female F1 team boss to leave Sauber

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It has today been rumoured that Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn has parted company with the Sauber F1 Team . The Swiss-based team, which had issued a sponsor announcement on Tuesday with quotes from Kaltenborn welcoming the Additive Industries as new partner, could not be contacted immediately for comment. Read More »

Juventus identify Darmian as Dani Alves replacement

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Reports in Italy suggests Dani Alves has already agreed verbally a 2-year move to Manchester City and is now negotiating his exit from Juventus , where he spent just one season. "He is a genius". "I say always that I work hard from the first day of the season to be ready when the manager gives me a possibility [to play]". The defender joined United from Torino in 2015 for £12m but has struggled to make a significant impact. Read More »