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Ireland formally delivers its bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup


The Candidature File, was submitted to World Rugby headquarters by a delegation led by "BID KID" Alex Place*, from Co. Showcasing the best of Ireland, its people, its tourism, its economy, and its world famous welcome, the site refresh comes as Ireland enters the final stages of its bid for the ultimate prize in rugby. Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

Predictions are split among many experts and in all honesty, while it's easy to pick the Warriors as clear favorites and the Cavs as likely underdogs, both teams have an exceptional case in terms of their likelihood of winning. Durant took his former Oklahoma City Thunder team to the NBA Finals in 2012, where they fell in five games to a Miami Heat squad that featured current Cavaliers forward LeBron James . Read More »

Liverpool FC closing in on Mohamed Salah signing


Salah joined the Italian side for a reported 15 million euros last summer after a successful loan from Chelsea in 2015/16. Considering Roma paid only £13m for Salah last summer, even £28m would represent a considerable windfall for a player who has only been at the club for one season. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe ruled out of France friendly due to 'thigh problem'


The 18-year-old, who made his France debut against Luxembourg in March, had been tipped to start the clash with Paraguay, which comes before a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Sweden on June 9. Mbappe, who made his global debut in a 3-1 victory over Luxembourg in March, was seen jogging and stretching alongside a coach but has been ruled out of the fixture. Read More »

Del Potro sets up Murray clash after Almagro quits in tears


He was however hopeful of being fit for his much anticipated third-round duel with world No. 1 Andy Murray . PARIS (AP) - Back at the French Open for the first time since 2012, Juan Martin del Potro encountered a bit of trouble navigating the grounds, getting lost a few times as he walked around Roland Garros . Read More »

NBA Finals loaded with stars, historical implications

Warriors starting center Zaza Pachulia returned after missing the final two games at San Antonio with a bruised right heel and contributed eight points and six rebounds. All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning. Durant and Curry scored or assisted on 75 of the Warriors' 93 points through three periods. Read More »

Gianforte Holds On To Lead To Win Seat In Montana

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte (r.) caused national uproar when he was arrested for getting physical with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of the state's special election. Sen. Gianforte did not describe the incident or make an attempt to explicitly correct the campaign's Wednesday night description of the alleged assault. Read More »

CT 2017: England beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in opener

Root had treatment soon after his mishap and appeared to take painkillers. Morgan, however, said Roy will keep his place in the team for England's next match against New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday. In Morgan, they have a captain in top form after he racked up a three-figure innings against South Africa . England will also have one eye on the Test series against South Africa , which starts at Lord's on July 6. Read More »

Trump has fairly unbelievable relationship with Merkel: WH


German Chancellor Angela Merkel made comments Sunday that Europe "must take its fate into its own hands", as the US and the United Kingdom are looking after their own interests. In Washington , Trump Administration officials on Tuesday appeared to try to soften the message underlying Trump's tweet with comments emphasising the importance of US-European ties. Read More »

Chelsea earns $195 million for winning Premier League

The ratio between the highest and lowest totals paid by the Premier League to its clubs in 2016-17 was 1.61 to 1, the lowest among Europe's top leagues, which means the Premier League is more equal when it comes to sharing revenue than its rivals. Read More »

Washington, California, New York, form U.S. Climate Alliance

Donald Trump said in a press conference on Thursday that the United States would no longer be part of the Paris deal because it hurts the USA economy while unfairly benefiting other nations. "Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80 percent of the vote in Pittsburgh", Peduto added. Trump promised during his campaign to bring back coal mining jobs. Read More »

Golden State cruise past Cleveland

I see it closer to 2015 Finals Game 1 than 2016. Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. Follow SB Nation's NBA Finals coverage as the Cavs and Warriors battle for the third time in as many years. He'll not only guard LeBron James during this series , he'll be charged in spots with keeping ball-handling magician Kyrie Irving in front of him. Read More »

Langer makes history with Senior PGA Championship win

He routinely outdrove the 59-year-old Langer by 30 yards and got up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th to maintain his one-shot advantage. Langer has now equalled Gary Player's record of nine Senior Majors just one week after matching Jack Nicklaus's eight Senior Major titles with his win at the Regions Tradition, and it is hard to argue against him now being described as the best senior golfer the game has ever seen. Read More »

LeBron James wears frustration on sleeve: 'I was just pretty poor'


It bounced off the rim five times and also off the backboard before Bradley's game-winner fell through the net. For a guy who played great for five straight months, he's got to have a bad game sooner or later. James accepted responsibility afterward, saying simply "I didn't have it" during a postgame news conference that was preceded by a run-in with a heckling fan in the hallway. Read More »

Lyon beats PSG to claim 4th Women's Champions League title

Both teams had chances in a scoreless regulation 90 minutes. The first half saw Bouhaddi makes two fine saves for Lyon , who lost the services of US striker Alex Morgan midway through the opening period through injury. "We are ready - Nous sommes prets", tweeted Lawrence. There was an early blow for Lyon in the Cardiff City stadium. Lyon went on the attack form the start, with PSG content to soak up the pressure and break on the counter-attack, but they suffered a major blow ... Read More »

LeBron James's LA home vandalised with racial slur


LeBron James on Wednesday issued a powerful response to the vandalization of his home in Los Angeles . The home was bought by James in 2015. "Some type of slur was painted on his gate, and property management painted over it already", she said. Read More »

Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic


Djokovic grabbed two breaks early on in the first set and Granollers - who had been the lucky recepient of Nadal's retirement past year - had no answer to Nole's dominant game. The second day of the French Open saw the elimination of American Jack Sock , the 14th seed on the men's side, but few upsets outside of that. "I can not believe in the first round we have two ex-champions", she said afterwards. Read More »

McMillan embracing provincial challenge for Lions

A glimmer of hope for the Lions lies in Ireland's win over the All Blacks in Chicago past year, which ended the New Zealanders' winning run. Man at No 10: Ireland's Johnny Sexton has got the nod at fly-half. England boss Jones has warned that the Lions could come unstuck in New Zealand if they mimic Wales' playing style, but Laidlaw believes the 2017 Lions will build their own approach under experienced boss Gatland. Read More »

Mariners Nelson Cruz, Jean Segura leave with injuries


The marathon baseball season carried into June on Thursday with summer still to come and the Rockies still 11 games above.500 - still the best record in their 25-year history. After a rough April and May, the struggles continued for the Mariners right-hander in a 6-3 loss to the Rockies on Thursday. Parra is quickly arguing his way back into the starting lineup. Read More »

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher to join Stoke City


Fletcher had been in contract talks with the Baggies, having triggered a one-year option in his favour earlier this season, but has opted not to extend his two-and-a-half-year stay. The 33-year-old scored six goals in 97 appearances for West Brom and was handed captaincy by manager Tony Pulis shortly after his arrival at the Hawthorns. Read More »

LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with slur

It was reported to police shortly after dawn on Wednesday and has since been painted over, she said. James' Cleveland Cavaliers are set to take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough and we've got a long way to go", he said. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Brian Lara Backs This Team To Win Title

It's different for them. "For us as cricketers, it is just another game". In our heads nothing really changes, it's exactly the same for us. When we played the tournament the last time, we just wanted to enjoy ourselves as a young unit. In Test cricket we have reached the top. And the squad is full of match-winners, with Kohli joined by the likes of Rohit Sharma , Ajinkya Rahane and the veteran duo of Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni . Read More »

Mumbai, Pune into IPL final

While Krunal's innings was crucial in his team's victory, the all-rounder credited the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Karn Sharma for their brilliant bowling which restricted KKR to 107. By bowling straight, Karn cramped the batsmen for runs and he got his reward for his perseverance. That ended when Karn Sharma got Jaggi (28) out in 14.5 overs. Read More »