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Lions Labour To Beat Barbarians In Tour Opener

The Barbarians meanwhile returned to their homes to prepare for their day jobs on Monday in a land where the median annual wage is close to a third of the Lions tour fee. "When did that way start. You'll struggle to beat the All Blacks like that", Jones said, but Gatland's message to the team is different. "We know we didn't play so well on Saturday, and it gives us an opportunity to go out against the Blues and try to be positive". Read More »

Red Sox aim for split with Orioles


Pablo Sandoval clubbed a solo home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. also drove in a run for Boston (29-25). It was the first multi-homer game of his career, and his first three-RBI game since Opening Day. Bundy hung a curveball right over the heart of the plate and Hanley did not miss this one, hitting his first home run since May 20 and his second since May 2. Read More »

French Open Women's Semifinals: How to Watch


Thiem hit 38 winners and had 28 unforced errors in two hours and 15 minutes of action. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to advance, Nadal probably won't mind getting the job done quickly. It was 12-times grand slam champion Djokovic's first defeat before the semi-finals in Paris since 2010 when he was also beaten by an Austrian, Juergen Melzer. Read More »

JR Smith will remain in the Cavs starting line-up for Game 3


Inside the locker room, though, belief remains strong. Great players, they always dig deep and have their will to win. "I think that's one of the advantages of being in the Finals with this team third year in a row and this series". The quickened pace was not sustainable in Game 2, as the Cavs had 59 possessions in the first half and 49 possessions in the second half. I'm feeling like I'm going to play well every time I step on the floor. Read More »

Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

James is one of three players competing in this year's NBA Finals to crack the top 10 highest-paid athletes . American basketball star LeBron James comes in at the second spot with Dollars 86.2 million, followed by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi (3) with 80 million, tennis star Roger Federer (4) with 64 million and American basketball player Kevin Durant . Read More »

Kohli hails Yuvraj the game-changer


However, Yuvraj's experience and his shot selection helped India score big. Rohit Sharma had not played worldwide cricket since October and Shikhar Dhawan had not played an ODI for a full year when he was called up for the England series in January. Read More »

Orioles' offense delivers four home runs to upend Red Sox

Stop me if you've heard this one: the Red Sox have an injury to a starting pitcher. After scuffling through a seven-game losing streak, Baltimore won three of four against American League East rivals. The left-hander tumbled off the mound in the bullpen during warmups before the game but did not use that as an excuse. "I just threw a pitch and my foot got in a bad position and I went down". Read More »

UK contenders trade blows on final day of election campaign


The Queen, however, does not vote so nobody will ever know who she would support. But the race has been tightened by Mrs May's lacklustre campaigning, an unexpectedly sharp performance from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and a spate of terror attacks that have shone a harsh light on cutbacks in policing and put the PM in the awkward position of having to deal with snide and aggressive tweets from the U.S. Read More »

Djokovic ousted in quarters, Nadal enters record 10th semi-final


PARIS (AP ) - His French Open title defense nearing an end, Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent's backhand zipped past. Murray eliminated No. 8 Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 on Wednesday, while No. 3 Wawrinka won 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 against No. 7 Marin Cilic. Ferrero, who called it a career in 2012, said something interesting: 'He is certainly very confident , he won here many times and he lost less [on ... Read More »

Djokovic Knocked Out Of French Open In Quarter-Finals


A day after their matches were postponed because of rain, nine-time champion Nadal and defending champion Djokovic will try to reach the semifinals. He broke Carreno Busta four times to take the first set, at the end of which the world number 21 needed a lengthy break to have treatment and bandaging applied to his stomach. Read More »

US eye Trinidad and Tobago win for World Cup qualifying boost


The US dropped their first two games of the Hex (2-1 at home to Mexico and 4-0 on the road at Costa Rica ) before bouncing back with a resounding 6-0 win over Honduras at home and scrappy 1-1 draw down in Panama City. Bruce Arena was handed the reins and he has been trying to piece things back together since. The former, at least, often was sacrificed under former coach Jurgen Klinsmann . Read More »

Seeded Murray And Wawrinka Enter Quarter-Finals


World number one Murray was the first British man in the Roland Garros final since Bunny Austin in 1937 when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago. Halep, who was runner-up at Roland Garros in 2014, will next face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova. In the only match involving two Indians pitted across the net, seventh seeds Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada defeated second seeds Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to enter the mixed doubles semi-finals. Read More »

Apple WatchOS 4 Brings Fitness Features And More

While Apple Watch was not the focal point of WWDC 2017 , the company did preview a software update rolling out this fall-watchOS 4-and Apple is clearly putting fitness front and center. While many fitness trackers have automatic logging, they're not always accurate at differentiating between activities. This will likely be embraced by triathletes and other athletes who want to go from one workout to the next without stopping and saving over and over. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Chris Woakes Ruled Out of the Tournament


Woakes had been an injury doubt coming into the tournament after missing the final two one-dayers of the series win over South Africa with a thigh issue. There is experience there. England could be keen to retain the balance of five quick bowlers alongside Moeen Ali because of the short, straight boundaries in Cardiff which make it a challenge for spinners. Read More »

Draymond Green Blames Himself for Warriors' 2016 NBA Finals Defeat

The Cavaliers said they won't change their lineup or their schemes, insisting they want to play fast even though that's exactly the way the Warriors like it. "We made that mistake of circling 73 and worrying about the wrong thing before". Lue didn't get more specific, but it is easy to see some of the issues. Read More »

Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final


Along the way, he split with one of his coaches, Boris Becker , and then his other, Marian Vajda , along with other members of his entourage. Plus, Djokovic had appeared in a record six consecutive semifinals in Paris . "It's a big challenge but I am up for it". Djokovic's backhand really let him down in the tiebreaker: All seven points won by Thiem ended with that stroke. Read More »

Mickelson, Fowler among top names at St Jude Classic


Jude Classic could earn a trip to the U.S. Open . You need to be physically on these greens to make birdies, and that is more challenging this week than usual. He opened at 75/1 to win but is down to 60/1 as of Tuesday morning. Lee Westwood won in a playoff in 2010 after a late collapse by Robert Garrigus . He hits over 71 percent of greens in regulation (2nd), which is only bested by world number one, Dustin Johnson. Read More »

Thiem stuns Djokovic 7-5, 6-3, 6-0


Meanwile, Rafael Nadal moved into a 10th French Open semi-final after opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired. However, a shock second-round loss at the Australian Open to world No. The Serb was spot on about this being a whole new situation for him , but he should probably have added that it's a whole new situation for everyone . Read More »

Kellogg's suing tennis player over Special K nickname


Thanasi Kokkinakis at Roland Garros, Paris, France, May 30. However, Kellogg's now owns the "Special K" trademark in Australia for the last 59 years and launched the brand in the US as early as 1955. The matter had its first hearing in Federal Court of the city of Adelaide, Kokkinakis's hometown, on Thursday, according to court filings. But Kokkinakis will struggle to do the same after Kellogg's took action against him. Read More »

Win title with new deal!: Arsenal bosses demand of Wenger

Wenger's transfer mishaps have left Arsenal lacking presence in midfield and bereft of a instinctive finisher, while their myriad defensive woes were exposed time and again. Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has told Stan Kroenke he is ready to "step in" if Arsene Wenger is not given enough support. "Ok, they are not playing the best football , but it is not negative football". Read More »

Chiefs' Reid says cutting Maclin been in works for awhile

Maclin, 29, spent two years with the Chiefs, with 2015 more productive than last season, when he finished tied for third on the team in receptions with 44 and third in yards with 536. The team's ability to thrive after cutting ties with Maclin rests on the lessons that quartet learned from him the past two seasons. After Steve Smith retired and Kamar Aiken was also lost in free agency, Baltimore has found itself without much in the way of solid substitutes for the talent lost. Read More »

Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe

Thiem, who has 22 wins in claycourt matches this year and reached finals in Barcelona and Madrid where he lost to Nadal , is the second Austrian man to reach multiple grand slam semi-finals after former French Open champion Thomas Muster. Read More »