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Elliot Daly and co hand Warren Gatland Test selection dilemma

And with Peter O'Mahony having gone from outside the starting Ireland team during the Six Nations to the Lions, he now seems the safest bet to be captain on Saturday. Reason continued: "They are and, of course, the real name for it is cheating", bore summing up his opinion piece with the following observation. Anthony Watson, has been lively and is a good direct, runner and finisher, but Daly and Nowell offer more footwork, more energy and more problems to defenders. Read More »

Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in F1 crash row

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Annoyance, anger, rage, plain old revenge - only Vettel understands the emotions that motivated him to turn into Hamilton's auto. Driving dangerously, which in any way can put another driver at risk. All the restarts I slowed down in the same spot. That takes Vettel up to nine, meaning he would incur an automatic one-race ban if he receives three more. Read More »

Ganguly in BCCI's new 7-member Special Committee

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But most importantly, considering that some of the men are bound to be from the Srinivasan camp, what are the chances that the committee might in all probability fail to get the ball rolling and another bluff is presented to the cricket fans of the country when it announces its first recommendation in a fortnight? The committee's mandate is to "identify the few critical points in respect of the said judgement for the General Body of the BCCI to consider before its submission to the ... Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals ambitious dream with Greece

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He also had his first All-Star appearance in February. Bill Russell received the first Lifetime Achievement award. Hall of Famers (or eventual Hall of Famers) Dave Cowens, Scottie Pippen, Kevin Garnett, and LeBron James are the only other players to ever accomplish the feat. Read More »

Methot traded to Stars from Golden Knights

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Last season, he appeared in 68 games and went goal-less for the first time since 2010-11. The former Senator was a Golden Knight for less than a week, as he's now taking his talents down to Texas to provide a stabilizing presence to the Stars' blue line. Read More »

Clippers' Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

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The All-NBA Defensive teams were leaked ahead of the awards show on Monday, and Wall found himself on the outside looking in. Draymond Green is the NBA's 2017 Defensive Player of the Year. Earlier Monday, Green was the leading vote-getter for the NBA All-Defensive team with 99 of a possible 100 first-team votes. Here are a few advanced statistics to truly show the effect that Green has on the Warriors: His defensive box plus/minus, which shows the number of defensive points ... Read More »

Who will be named the 2016-17 NBA MVP?

Westbrook also led his Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference Finals with a record of 47 wins and 35 losses, good enough to secure the sixth seed in the tough Western Conference. Mike D'Antoni was then voted Coach of the Year , the second time he has won the award. "This is the ultimate team award", D'Antoni said. Westbrook finished the postseason ranked first in points (37.4) and assists (10.8). Read More »

Chelsea now seemingly leading the race for Virgil van Dijk

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Jurgen Klopp's side were accused of "tapping up" the Dutchman and were actually forced into publicly apologising to the Saints. With no sufficient evidence having been presented since then and Liverpool's apology having been accepted, the Premier League has decided it will be taking no action against the club. Read More »

Possible hung-jury in Cosby trial

Victoria Valentino, who has alleged Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1970 and has been present throughout the trial, said it was "maddening" that jurors could hear Constand's testimony and still be stuck. The judge told them to try again for a verdict . Jurors spent a total of 30 hours considering a verdict . Once the jury left the courtroom Thursday, O'Neill told Cosby's lawyers and prosecutors that he would not put a time limit on how long he would allow the panel to ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

After winning the French Open title with a straight set win over Stan Wawrinka on Sunday, there were plenty that believed Nadal was primed for another assault at Wimbledon , having last won the title in 2010. He lost to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final in January. "It's impossible to compare it to another place", Nadal said. For the third time in his career, Nadal won every set at a grand slam. Read More »

Chelsea striker Traore joins Lyon in €10m move

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The Burkina Faso worldwide signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea in 2016. The Chelsea midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time, with United's former Blues boss Jose Mourinho reportedly determined to sign him. Read More »

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

He had his first two major league hits, a home run and double, in a start at second base on Sunday at Yankee Stadium in the Rangers' 7-6 win. Within those two innings alone as the Indians slashed away at the Rangers' lead, Lonnie Chisenhall drove in three runs on two singles, Francisco Lindor drove in two with two singles, Roberto Perez walked in a run, Bradley Zimmer scored a run with a fielder's choice, Jason Kipnis drove in one with a sacrifice fly to center field and Carlos Santana ... Read More »

LeBron James tweets honest thank-you to former Cavaliers GM David Griffin

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A year ago, David Griffin was celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' first championship and the city's first title since 1964. James isn't shy about expressing his feelings and he eloquently ripped Gilbert and offered his appreciation for Griffin in a tweet Monday night after the "mutual" parting with the 47-year old executive that constructed the 2016 National Basketball Association championship and three-time conference championship team. Read More »

Malcolm Brogdon wins NBA Rookie of the Year

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Brogdon, Sarcic and Embiid are the three finalists for the 2016-2017 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award that will be announced tonight during the inaugural NBA Awards . Brogdon is the only American player on the unit. Antetokounmpo has already been named to the All-NBA second team . Brogdon, who was a second-round pick, led all rookies in assists (4.2 per game) and steals (1.12) and averaged 10.2 points per contest. Read More »

LaVar Ball Reportedly Negotiating WWE Monday Night Raw Appearance

Before Monday's episode of Raw went live, WWE announced that Lonzo and LaVar Ball would appear on the show. "Ladies and gentlemen, Lonzo Ball and LaVar Ball will be my guests on Miz TV", Miz said. As the conversation with The Miz escalated, LaVar Ball began gyrating to show his anger, with his sons smiling and laughing along. It looked like mostly a chance for LaVar to hawk his Big Baller Brand T-shirts, with several manikins in the ring sporting the $50 shirts. Read More »

Lonzo Ball could appear on WWE RAW

Ball did a combination of a sprint and high step to the ring. LaVar, who was also joined by his son LaMelo , argued with the Miz , took his shirt off and did some karate. LaVar Ball has found his true home, and while it was in the Staples Center, it was even more intimate than that: inside a WWE ring. Providing an update earlier today, Big Baller Brand confirms that the expected ship date is now November 24, 2017, about a month into Ball's pro career. Read More »

Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

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Tebow captured the 2007 Heisman Trophy as part of a stellar college football career at the University of Florida , leading the Gators to two national championships. The former Heisman Trophy victor has been getting praises for making serious progress despite the numbers he crunches still sitting sub-par. Hitting seventh and playing left in his last appearance in Columbia colors, Tim went 0-for-2 with a walk as the Fireflies failed to build on a first inning advantage, falling to ... Read More »

Naby Keita wants Liverpool move: RB Leipzig price tag major issue

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He is viewed as a player with the expertise created to help him thrive in Liverpool's setup and add to the explosive dimension Klopp is striving to implement. Keita, meanwhile, will be following the situation of team-mate Emil Forsberg with interest, as the Sweden global wants to depart the club. If they part with one member of their core, though, the understanding is the intention will then be to double down. Read More »

NHL Draft is big night for the Golden Knights

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Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes , Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche got left outside of the top three. "I didn't know that was coming", Fleury said about his new fans' enthusiasm. "We think it's going to be a lot of fun for our fans, particularly those here in Las Vegas ". "Playing at home is huge", Engelland said. "For it to finally happen, it's awesome". Read More »

McGregor and Mayweather epic encounter is a €600m done deal

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The 40-year-old Mayweather will be aiming to reach the 50-0 milestone while McGregor is a heavy underdog in the 12-round boxing match. It has also intrigued some in boxing, though most dismiss McGregor's chances against one of the greatest defensive fighters in history. Read More »

NBA Awards show: Mike D'Antoni wins NBA Coach of the Year

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Popovich is nearly always a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year. The Rockets attempted over 40 3-pointers per game and made 1,181 triples in the regular season, blowing away the previous record of 1,077 by last year's 73-win Warriors. The Houston Rockets coach won the award, beating out Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs in the process. Read More »

Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup

The pitch had to be hastily relaid after severe criticism from football officials when it cut up badly during the inaugural match there in April. Portugal's Andre Silva celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal, at the St. Read More »

LaVar Ball loses his shirt and his mind in WWE spectacle

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The publication makes mention of a Reddit user overhearing what they made out to be a possibility of Ball actually making it to the WWE ring. Instead, his body just stopped and Ball wound up on his back with one leg up in the air. The Miz called out LaVar for saying he could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one, to which LaVar replied: "I've said it before, it's only two dudes better than me and I'm both of 'em!" LaVar Ball can only hope his son will have even a fraction of that success. Read More »

Lonzo Ball introduced as 'new face of the Lakers' by Magic Johnson

Who would've thought that LaVar Ball would get to perform in the Staples Center before Lonzo. Meanwhile, LaVar Ball continues with his overrated remarks about his son Lonzo, who recently got drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. "I'm excited for it", Nance told Alex Kennedy during his podcast with The HoopsHype, as transcribed by Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation. According to data from Adobe Digital Insights, the 2017 NBA Draft garnered 5.6 million social-media mentions, about 11% more than ... Read More »

Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

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Australia's Prime Minister Bob Hawke watched Australia's 1883 America's Cup win in the dark of night from the Royal Perth Yacht Club in a loud Australia jacket and nearly declared a public holiday. "I feel like we answered them with our performance on the water". Spithill took a change on gate four, which did not pay off and found speed before edging in front at the next gate and was not to be denied an elusive victory. Read More »

'Pharma Bro' keeps talking before his fraud trial

All told, Shkreli faces eight counts of securities fraud and conspiracy. He allegedly used funds from his pharmaceutical company Retrophin to pay off departing investors in other hedge funds which he managed previously. Shkreli's lawyer Ben Brafman told CNNMoney in an email on Friday that Shkreli "is really a special kid who could cure cancer if left alone". "Whatever else he did wrong, he ultimately made them whole". Read More »

Rafa Nadal To Skip Queens

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US Open champion Stan Wawrinka , the man Nadal beat in Sunday's final in Paris , is also due to play, as are Milos Raonic , Juan Martin Del Potro and Nick Kyrgios . "He's the best ever on clay; it's always a tough challenge". However, Nadal did play down his chances of triumphing at the All England Club by suggesting much would depend on how his knees would respond to playing on grass, with more questions now raised over his fitness for the third Grand Slam of the year by his ... Read More »

Sixers face tough decision on Joel Embiid extension

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The Celtics have had issues with the second unit and he might increase his odds with a solid contribution, making him a good candidate for the middling bets. The Timberwolves drafted Justin Patton, a 7-footer from Creighton, with Chicago's 16th pick. It looks like the Knicks panicked and went with an unproven guard. Read More »

44 people detained during Istanbul's banned LGBT pride event

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San Francisco • Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the President Donald Trump era. Read More »

McGregor takes the piss out of Mayweather after fight confirmation

McGregor , a 28-year-old Irishman, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped in a boxing ring since he was a teenager. However, that all changed on Wednesday after the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a request put in by Mayweather Promotions to host a boxing match in late August. Read More »

Former Packers RB Ahman Green Jailed on Child Abuse Claim

Green's daughter said that he dragged her into the kitchen, and then threw her to the ground and against kitchen cabinets. He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans, and was named to the Packers' hall of fame in 2014. Read More »