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SA Rugby gets 2023 Rugby World Cup bid endorsement from government

According to the latest Eminent Person's Group (EPG) Report rugby, cricket & netball have improved scores on the latest EPG report and are now allowed to bid for global events. A matter dismissed by SARU president Mark Alexander last week when speaking at the organisation's Annual General Meeting. "We offer World Rugby the chance to put on a highly profitable and unforgettable tournament in unbeatable stadiums and conditions". Read More »

LaVar Ball is about to get even louder now

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Lonzo Ball is projected to be the No. 2 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, and LaVar proudly stated the Lakers will be the only team Lonzo works out for in the pre-draft process. "Stay in your lane", Ball responded, which ignited a freaky, argumentative back and forth during which he drove home the point that Leahy "scares [him] to death". Read More »

Sharapova on course for Wimbledon after opening win in Rome

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The three-time Grand Slam victor, who memorably triumphed at the All England Club as a 17-year-old in 2004, will not need another wild card in her quest to play at the SW19 qualifiers in Roehampton in June after amassing enough ranking points by beating America's Christina McHale 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the 2017 Italian Open. Read More »

Predators sign defenseman Andrew O'Brien to two-way contract

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Entering Game 3 with the Ducks , the Preds were a paltry 0-12 on the man advantage dating back to Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues. That Josi's victor came on the power play was a welcome relief for the Predators , who were 0-for-11 with the man advantage in the series up until the defenseman jumped on a rebound of a Mattias Ekholm shot. Read More »

Leonard Fournette signs rookie contract with Jaguars

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Westbrook, a fourth-round selection from Oklahoma and a 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist, signed a four-year deal projected to be worth a little more than $3 million under the NFL's rookie slotting system. "That is my main focus", he said. Fournette also set or tied 23 different school records at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records, seven bowl records and three career records. Read More »

Real Madrid vs. Juventus in the Champions League final

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes his team have had a "phenomenal" season so far, but warned the hard work still lies ahead if they are to end the campaign with some silverware. The Bianconeri never looked like wobbling in their quest to reach the knockout rounds, with Lyon the only side able to take points off them with a late goal in the 1-1 November draw. Read More »

Lonzo to work out for Lakers only, LaVar says

There's a lot of good feelings around the Celtics right now". "That's all we working out for is the Lakers", LaVar Ball said. Now that the Celtics have the first pick and the Los Angeles Lakers are selecting second overall, LaVar openly admitted he believes Lonzo will wind up in Los Angeles. Read More »

Barca, Real win to take La Liga's Title Showdown to Final day

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He was replaced by Casemiro and while he was walking towards the touchline, he waved at all four sides of the stadium. "It all comes down to the final game and it'll be tough, just like tonight's game". Barca were already missing Gerard Pique through illness and Sergi Roberto because of a suspension when Javier Mascherano suffered an injury in the warm-up, meaning youngster Marlon Santos made his first start. Read More »

Tyler Collins: Collins smokes two longballs vs Orioles Wed

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Davis' 18th career multi-homer game allowed Baltimore (23-14) to survive a 5-hour, 19-minute marathon in which it squandered leads of six and three runs. The Orioles strung together three singles in the second to load the bases. Trey Mancini's single off the back of reliever Chad Bell and Hardy's fielder's choice, which brought in another run, completed the outburst. Read More »

Arsene Wenger congratulates Chelsea on Premier League title

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There is the possibility however that we could end up having to play one of our rivals for a place instead, should the unlikely scenario occur that we finish the season on the same points as one of the teams in fourth place, whilst having the same goal difference and goals scored. Read More »

Maria Sharapova DENIED French Open wildcard after tournament

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Nevertheless, while wild cards can be awarded to players returning from injury, this cannot be the case for those coming back from doping bans". A tournament may grant a wild card to any eligible player. "The Court of Arbitration reduced her suspension but also recognised that Maria was the sole person responsible for her misfortune, " Giudicelli said. Read More »

If Warriors play Spurs next, Tony Parker won't be a factor

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According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs expect Parker to undergo season-ending surgery on his injury left leg. Houston demolished the Spurs with a 27-point victory in the opener before San Antonio returned serve with a 25-point beat down of the Rockets in Game 2 . Read More »

McCullers helps Astros beat Marlins 3-0 to complete sweep

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Keuchel, the American League's reigning Pitcher of the Month and the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor, has won nine straight decisions dating to last August, tying a career high, and he has a 1.84 ERA this year. The Astros will start Marwin Gonzalez at shortstop on Wednesday and hit him sixth in the order versus Marlins' right-hander Jose Urena. That gave Houston a 6-2 lead. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Dominates One-Sided Nick Kyrgios Clash

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In his 13-match winning streak, he did not encounter a top-five player and Djokovic will be looking to end his streak. Especially if you're playing against a Spanish player in Madrid , it's obviously a different game, it's a different feeling. Read More »

Why Derek Jeter picked Mother's Day for his No. 2 retirement ceremony

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After going back into the dugout to the current Yankees players, Jeter and his wife made their way up the steps to greet the crowd, as well as his former players, coaches, and more. Jeter is reportedly teaming with Jeb Bush in trying to buy the Miami Marlins, whom Mattingly manages. "There's nothing to report on that". Absolutely nothing, ” he said. Read More »

No French Open wildcard for Maria Sharapova

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Sharapova holds a 5-3 win-loss record since returning in Stuttgart, where she reached the semifinals last month. "I decided not to give Maria Sharapova a wild card". The French star added: "She's been taking this drug for 10 years and it's a serious drug". Sharapova, who won Wimbledon in 2004, will need a wild card to get straight into the main draw at the All England Club. Read More »

Boston Celtics get top pick in National Basketball Association draft thanks to Nets trade

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NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, left, poses for photographs with Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, after the Celtics won the first pick in the NBA basketball draft, at the draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 201. 1) pick", Pierce wrote on Twitter . Only one person's ready for this: "It's that Ball boy". The Knicks moved down in the draft YET AGAIN, and all the evil places in the world (Boston) wound up with a top 3 pick, but there remains, somehow, hope! "In this day's National ... Read More »

Man City beats West Brom, virtually seals top-4 place in EPL

Aguero was artfully involved when City opened the scoring - cleverly backheeling Toure's drilled pass into De Bruyne's path and the Belgium star clipped across goal to leave Jesus with a simple finish. "Today is probably the hardest moment but it is so special", he said. Toure's contract, like Zabaleta's, also runs out this summer, as does that of goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Read More »

Vegas reaches AHL deal with Chicago Wolves

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For McPhee, it's a chance to develop the organization's on-ice philosophy with its top minor league club. During the nine seasons when McPhee served as the Washington Capitals' GM and the Hershey Bears worked with the Capitals (2005-14), Hershey captured three Calder Cup championships. Read More »

Real Madrid have special Champions League connection - Vazquez

Real Madrid's Colombian star, James David Rodríguez Rubio, commonly known as James Rodriguez, stunned Granada with two goals in the first 15 minutes of the game. "There is no B-team here". However, he did concede: "We have no intention of selling any player, but if another club comes with an offer which could be interesting to a player, they should talk to us". Read More »