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Warren Gatland shuffles the deck and keeps his promise


He has captained the Scarlets and has assumed a leadership role within the camp and it is a great opportunity for him. Owens added: "It's unbelievable". "We had a group of players who came through Wales at the time who ended up being big, physical players". "Look, a few years ago Brian Smith coined a phrase "Warrenball" and I don't know whether that was because he was jealous of how much success we had". Read More »

Vettel picks up 'Driver of the Day' award for Monaco


Raikkonen led for the first 35 laps of the race with Vettel following close behind, the lead auto generally gets preference on stops and the former was called in first for his first and only stop of the race. Unfortunately the Briton would damage the vehicle in a different manner later on following his crash with Wehrlein. The nose of Button's auto flipped Wehrlein's vehicle onto its side and up against the barrier. Read More »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

Speaking after the match, Kane said: "After that we are relatively happy with the draw". As a player you just get on with it but as a manager that was hard work. England boss Gareth Southgate had taken his squad to a Royal Marines boot camp earlier in the week and they were certainly up for the battle. But Tottenham superstar Kane, England's captain on the day, popped up with a 93rd-minute victor to make sure the points were shared. Read More »

Kickboxer Murthel Groenhart assaulted in ring by fans following KO


I think it's broken [jaw], I don't know. Speaking about the knockout, the fighter also went on to explain that what he had done was completely legal even though it may have looked bad. "It was not nice to do, but it was not illegal". GLORY has yet to comment on the events that transpired after the fight, but did announce via Twitter that Groenhart had received the next title shot at the welterweight title. Read More »

After postponement, Nadal, Djokovic try to set semi in Paris

Serving for the set, Bacsinszky opened with an ace, saved a break point at 30-40 then closed the 62-minute opener slashing her third ace out wide. Following the match, Ostapenko, who fired 38 winners and improved to 4-0 lifetime against Wozniacki, spoke about a number of topic on her run in Paris: " Every match we played was a very tough match, because she's playing really well, and she's very consistent ". Read More »

Germany routs San Marino to stay perfect in WCup qualifying


On a balmy night in Nuremberg , it was captain Julian Draxler who opened the scoring, finding a gap in the San Marino defence to thread his shot towards the far post. Younes got on the scoresheet himself in the 38th minute when Benedettini could only palm a cross onto Pierfillippo Mazza, with the loose ball slid into an unguarded net by the Ajax winger. Read More »

Jameson Taillon to make first start for Pirates since testicular cancer surgery


If anything, I had some time while I was away to work on things I wanted to get done and sharpen up. Taillon resumed baseball activities a few days later and had three productive rehab starts in the minors. Our rest-of-season projections have Taillon posting a 4.63 ERA with 56 punchouts in 77 2/3 frames. Good news first: It's awesome to see Taillon healthy, first of all, and also back in the majors so soon. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to Testify to Intel Panel Tuesday to Rebut Comey


Sessions said he would send Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the appropriations subcommittees in his stead to discuss budget matters. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported Trump has voiced frustration with Sessions since the former Alabama senator recused himself from the FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Stephen Curry struggles from the field in Game 4

It was later determined that Warriors coach Steve Kerr was tagged with the technical rather than Green.Kerr said he thought the first quarter technical foul was on Green."I thought I deserved it, Kerr said". He's averaging 34 points, 10.3 rebounds and six assists , shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 52.4 percent from beyond the arc, and is making clutch shot after clutch shot. Read More »

Kevin Durant ices the Cavaliers in Game 3 with back-breaking 3-pointer

Inside the locker room, though, belief remains strong. And when they finally got a close one, they showed why their roster is the envy of just about every other team, with the long-range shooting of Durant, Curry and Klay Thompson, and the defensive wizardry of Draymond Green and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala. Read More »

Where to watch Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final in Middle Tennessee


Josh Archibald, who made his Stanley Cup Final debut in Game 4, was back in the press box. No Pittsburgh pro sports team has won a championship in the city since the 1960 Pirates. The guy is 37 now. "You're in the Cup final, this is what it's all about". The Predators are 9-1 at home in the playoffs, a place they will need to be a haven once again if they want to extend their improbable Cup run back to Pittsburgh . Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko Pulls A Thrilling Upset To Win The French Open

It was not to be though. In the next game the Romanian player broke her opponent who became nervous and also broke her racket. She broke to go up 4-3 on an improbably net cord, held for 5-3, then with the help of a slight mishit inside-out backhand broke Halep, raising her arms and screaming after slapping a victor off a serve on match point. Read More »

Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title

That means a loss in the final would give her one more shot as a favorite at a Slam over the next seven-plus months, which might feel like an eternity, depending on a host of factors. Halep believes she is in a better position now than she was three years ago. She has looked more at one with her surroundings around Roland Garros than a panama hat and some Ray-Bans. Read More »

NBA Playoffs: Kyrie, Cavs Go Epic In Game 4


The Cavaliers and Warriors, who have tangled for three consecutive Junes, headed back to the West Coast on Saturday after Cleveland's record-setting 137-116 victory. "So we're in a great spot, and now we have to capitalize", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. But the Warriors have Durant instead of Harrison Barnes , Draymond won't be suspended for Game 5, and I think the Warriors' center rotation should play a lot better in Oracle. Read More »

Venus and Harrison win doubles at French Open

She levelled the match, despite Halep having two more opportunities to break, and then reeled off her fourth game in a row to get herself a break up, with the crowd chanting her name. A victory at Roland Garros would have secured the world No. 1 ranking for Halep. Ostapenko trailed Simona Halep , the 25-year-old tennis star, by a set and 3-0 when she came roaring back to take the second set. Read More »

Kyrie Irving: Cleveland Cavaliers had no other option but to win

It may have looked like if you read body language in the final moments of Game 3 or listened to the postgame interviews (aside from the mystery tweeter on J.R. "I thought we really brought a physicality to the game". "We have to come out with some fire and try it get done."They couldn't do it in this same situation last year. Read More »

Warriors near sweep of Cavs

The Warriors are no longer unbeaten in the playoffs, but James said they still have the Cavaliers where they want them. When the dust settled, Cleveland stopped Golden State's 15-game winning streak in the playoffs and derailed the Warriors' own attempt at history - the pursuit of a flawless post-season. Read More »

Griezmann vows to stay with Atletico


Antoine Griezmann's decision to stay at Atletico Madrid has left Manchester United embarrassed. "It's a hard time for the club", Griezmann said in an interview. "Atletico can not recruit. With my sporting advisor, Eric Olhats , we made a decision to stay", said Griezmann. "So it would be a dirty move for me to leave now". Read More »

Cavs stave off elimination in Game 4 win over Warriors

The Cavs' 49 points marked the highest-scoring first quarter in NBA postseason play and were two shy of matching the largest overall quarter in NBA Playoff history (51 by the Lakers vs. "One quarter, each possession being huge for us, because that can make or break a team". But it seems like an even more improbable task than it did past year. Read More »

Pakistan's Wahab Riaz out of Champions Trophy


India's sensational display against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy on Sunday included several brilliant individual performances. But for an odd one wicket defeat in the 2014 Asia Cup match, Team India dominated Pakistan throughout in the cricketing field and a win by Pakistan is not even imagined at this level. Read More »