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Gatland defends Lions after late loss to Highlanders

Courtney Lawes suffered a nasty-looking head knock in Tuesday's Highlanders loss, with Jenkins admitting the England lock is unlikely to recover in time to feature this weekend. The irony comes in that the All Blacks will also play this week in their warm-up match against Samoa, and Steve Hansen is also likely to name a strong squad in order to take full advantage of their one and only warm-up match. Read More »

Mr. Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

Mets C Rene Rivera, plunked by a pitch on the right wrist Monday, was hit in the mask by foul balls in the first, second and fourth. "We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee", the Mets said . Collins argued. The rule could not be interpreted correctly, and that explains how this New York Mets season is going. The mascot's image was introduced during the team's inaugural season in 1962, and in 1964, he became the first in Major League Baseball to take live-action ... Read More »

Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?

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The Golden State Warriors have reportedly unanimously made a decision to decline their invitation to visit President Trump at the White House following last night's NBA Finals clinching victory over the Cavs. After the reports surfaced, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited the Warriors to the U.S. Capitol. The Warriors won their second championship in three seasons Monday night with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Read More »

Every Record LeBron James Broke In The NBA Finals

The 2017 NBA Finals showed that the Cavaliers aren't equipped to beat the Warriors as now assembled, and LeBron James is growing older with heavy mileage from his many trips to the NBA Finals combined with Olympic and other worldwide appearances. Read More »

Nadal marches on in pursuit of 10th French Open title

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Nadal , who turned 31 on Saturday, equals the mark for Roland Garros last-eight appearances held by Roger Federer . Novak Djokovic booked a fascinating quarter-final clash with Dominic Thiem after a mightily encouraging 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 6-3victory against Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Read More »

Coleman: Wales have no room left for error

Group D leaders Serbia are level on points with the Republic of Ireland and the pair have a four-point lead over third-placed Wales . Wales knew they had to avoid defeat if they were to stay in the running for a place at next year's World Cup . Read More »

National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors' comeback year in memes

NBC Sports reported simply that the " Warriors will skip White House visit", while the Independent reported that the " NBA Champions Golden State [sic] unanimously decide they will not be visiting White House". And then there is Kevin Durant . "This is Golden State's era". Jordan led the league in scoring and Rodman in rebounding, and their three stars were perhaps the league's best defensive players at their positions, making it almost impossible to score against the Bulls ... Read More »

Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks

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He appeared to be in some discomfort after he walked off the mound to the dugout to close out the fourth. Eddie Rosario hit three home runs and drove in five runs and the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits while batting around in two different innings of a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Read More »

Warburton: I am a big doubt for the first Test

The British and Irish Lions have silenced the sceptics by defeating the unbeaten Super Rugby Crusaders side 12-3 in Christchurch last night. "They put a lot of pressure on them and that was reflected on the scoreboard", he said. "I guess I have to deliver in that area on Tuesday". One contentious point so far on this tour is how two referees from France - Pascal Gauzere and Mathieu Raynal - interpreted the laws, with the Crusaders the worst affected by Raynal's calls, especially in the ... Read More »

Warriors are 2017 NBA Champions

A few days after the Cavs had poured in 49 first-quarter points, they were lighting up the Warriors defense yet again. Durant didn't really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons. "For me personally, I left everything on the floor every game, all five games". I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. The only real drama in the Warriors' path to a championship this season was Kerr's health. Read More »

LeBron James Reveals His Dream 3-On-3 Teammates

LeBron James has been to eight NBA Finals and been drenched in champagne in just three of them. He told the Associated Press that Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan would be his ideal teammates (both in their prime, of course), and if someone ever invents time travel and allows that team to really happen, you might as well not even hold the tournament. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Fraud by Spanish State Prosecutor

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In the statement it claimed that Ronaldo had used a " business structure " created seven years ago to hide income from his image rights. When asked about the reports last month, Ronaldo dismissed them and said he had nothing to fear. Since his arrival at Real Madrid C.F in July 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations. According to the Spanish law, taxes must be paid when the income is required, and so did the player. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Semi-final 1: England Vs Pakistan on June 14

Plus, the batting , in the hands of skipper Eoin Morgan, with Joe Root, Ben Stokes and the rest in tow, looks formidable. It was Sarfraz's second impressive innings at Cardiff after the wicket-keeper's 90 on the same ground past year saw Pakistan chase down a target of 303 against England in a four-wicket win that prevented a 5-0 ODI series whitewash. Read More »

Denver Post sportswriter apologizes after facing backlash for Indianapolis 500 tweet

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Alonso had completed 179 of the 200 laps at the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was running in the top 10 when his engine let go. As is customary, a portion of his winnings will go to his Andretti Autosport team. But Sato , who has been burning the tracks in the IndyCar series for nearly a decade, has proven an Asian driver can outdrive the best of them. "It was so close ". Read More »

Warburton admits he could miss first Test

The Highlanders will give the Lions a unique welcome before kick-off in Dunedin tomorrow. You could be set up right and then the angle is wrong for you and there is nothing you can do about it. Hogg raced face first into Murray's elbow as the Lions scrum-half tried to evade the counter-attacking full-back. The Lions recognized after their loss to the Blues that it was vital to shut down the off-loading games against New Zealand teams and they did that with a tireless effort ... Read More »

Hamilton says Mercedes can see the goalposts again

I knew what I had to do today". It has been a spectacular day. One of the problems was the wind tunnel gave them one reading and the simulator gave them a different and along with that a mistake in setting up their auto which prevented them getting Pirelli's supersoft and ultrasoft tires working in their limited temperature windows. Read More »

Secret Service doesn't have Trump tapes

The agency is tasked with protecting the president and did not rule out other government agencies could have carried out recordings. The agency said a review of its main indices found no records related to the request. Spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that Queen Elizabeth II had invited the president and "we look forward to scheduling that trip". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week she wasn't aware of whether the White House had any kind of taping system and ... Read More »

Erik Jones leads Toyotas for best-career Cup finish

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Busch will go for his first checkered flag with a backup crew. Keselowski also stayed out to start on the front row alongside Busch, but Keselowski pitted just before the caution and had less than one lap of green-flag racing on his tires. Read More »