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Premier League to introduce live Saturday night football

Arsenal might enjoy life in the Europa League but just one of their six continental ties is followed by a Premier League home game. Runners-up Tottenham start away from home for the seventh successive season and must make the long journey to newly promoted Newcastle . Read More »

Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

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The front row of Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Tadhg Furlong is in pole position for Test selection, while Maro Itoje starts at lock alongside George Kruis given Alun Wyn Jones has had to feature in three consecutive matches. What we're seeing is the back-rowers holding the props back and then on the bind call they want to put a lot of weight through onto the opposition with their head and their bind so they get a build-up effect like releasing a handbrake on a vehicle. Read More »

Andy Farrell content with depth of Lions squad after Stuart Hogg injury

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The Lions have only managed to score two tries in the three games so far played on tour and have shipped plenty of criticism from the New Zealand media as a result. They lost two kickoffs in the first half and conceded half a dozen soft penalties while dropping passes. "We felt we'd improved in the second half and it was another step up tonight ..." When asked if he was anxious by the Lions' lack of tries, Sir Ian told Drivetime: "No, I think it's easy to jump on a bandwagon and say ... Read More »

Curry, Durant, Warriors looking to build dynasty

A fabulous first one with and for Durant . The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco will get a rare to sit back and celebrate itself Thursday in a parade and rally for the hometown Golden State Warriors and their second National Basketball Association championship in three years. Read More »

LeBron James: Warriors Assembled A Great Team

I've heard some smart people argue that the definition should be restricted only to teams who suddenly become good, such as the Heat signing James and Chris Bosh through free agency while already having Dwyane Wade . "So probably not. I probably won't be part of the 3-on-3 matchup". Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Serge Ibaka: The 2012 Thunder, Non-KD division, reunite. Read More »

Bangladesh v India semi-final

India play five ODIs and one T20 worldwide. Bangladesh raged over umpire decisions when they lost to India in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final. The 2nd semi-final match between India and Bangladesh will be played by 3:00 PM IST, Tomorrow. The former Bangladesh captain will only be eligible to play worldwide cricket from 2018 and he remembered their famous win over Australia in Cardiff where he scored a century against the likes of veteran Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie in 2005. Read More »

Johnson yearns for second major victory

He also has seven top-10 finishes in 11 events. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on. Hosting a major for the first time, the intimidating 7,741 yard, par-72 layout is not for the faint-hearted, promising a physical and mental challenge for the very best. Read More »

Warriors consultant Steve Nash won his first National Basketball Association championship

That was confirmed last night when the Warriors finished off the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in three years but needed every one of Durant's 35 points a night in the Finals to finish the deal with a 129-120 victory. Abdul-Jabbar was the league's MVP and scoring champion, averaging 31.7 points. Neither recorded a personal knockout, and each walked away with even greater respect for the other than they had 12 days earlier. Read More »

Unchanged India not taking Tigers lightly

Coming into the Champions Trophy they have had six straight ODI series wins at home. Virat Kohli spoke with glowing respect about India's opponents on Thursday, stating there can be no guarantees against Bangladesh these days given their rise to No6 in the one-day world rankings and their toppling of New Zealand last week. Read More »

US Open at Erin Hills will be ugly, and great

Ironically, Mickelson, whose first child, Amanda, was born the day after that final round, will likely miss this week's tournament to attend her high school graduation. "You learn a lot seeing things from the outside, not having any emotion attached to how you're swinging it or how you're hitting the golf ball", Flanagan said when asked what he's learned as a caddie. Read More »

Manchester United complete £31m signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica

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The 22-year-old arrived at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex on Wednesday morning after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of €35 million (£30.75m). "I think I'm quite a calm player", he told MUTV . Arsenal have shown interest in the former Fulham defender before - notably when he joined United in 2010. Read More »

India's Virat Kohli wary of Bangladesh threat in semi-final

They defeated New Zealand and shared points with Australia in a rain-affected match . England's Jake Ball reacts as Pakistani batsmen gave them a tough time on the field. I do not think anyone in the team thinks that match . It is expected that India will win, but, it wouldn't be a shock at all if Bangladesh creates havoc and make history. Read More »

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather announce their fight date

Showtime Sports executive vice-president Stephen Espinoza said the fight had the potential to appeal to an entirely new category of fans. And White, in whose organisation Irishman McGregor has become a world champion, told Fox Sports: "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever". Read More »

Roma say Rudiger stays, demand more money for Salah

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The Reds have already had a bid of £28m rejected for the 24-year-old but they remain in talks with the Serie A club. "And we'll decide, if this offer arrives, if we should sell him or not", the clubs sporting director said . He adds: " Roma is not a supermarket". Pescara's Cristiano Biraghi and AS Roma's Mohamed Salah in Serie A action at Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia Stadium, Pescara, Italy April 25, 2017. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed concerned with 'soft dismissals' ahead of England clash

It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a landslide defeat against India and sneaked into the last four only when they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets at this same venue three days ago. Read More »

West Ham reschedule opening home game against Southampton

Now it appears many have got their wish after rumours the Premier League victor was interviewed for the role this week, with the former Man City and Real Madrid manager now as short as 15/8 to take the reigns . There are some interesting early season matches. Anfield has not been a happy hunting ground for Arsene Wenger's side. In contrast, five out of Tottenham's six Champions League games are followed by a home game. Read More »

Sam Warburton fit to lead Lions against Highlanders

This is the type of test that we want because that's exactly what the All Blacks are fantastic at. Both of those things could happen if the Lions do not treat the Highlanders match with caution. "It's always nice to win and the manor that we did is great". If he comes through in Dunedin, Warburton will be in the first of those two categories. Read More »

O'Mahony leads Lions against Maori All Blacks

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Dazzling footwork kept Highlanders defenders occupied and blistering pace for first Lions try , although he must tighten up his defence if he is to be a Test starter. Replacements: H Elliot, C Eves, M Renata, L Price, K Pryor, B Hall, I West, R Thompson. Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony will captain the Lions against the Maori, with Warburton on the bench as he continues to shake off recent ankle trouble. Read More »

Barack Obama texted Kevin Durant to congratulate him on winning the Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after winning the NBA Fianls MVP in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena, Oakland June 12, 2017. Twelve of the Warriors' 16 playoff wins this postseason were by double digits. Kyrie Irving and James each had 12 in the opening period, and Cleveland led 37-33 after one. Read More »

Golden State Pushes Past Cleveland, Wins NBA Championship

Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them past year, squandering a 3-1 series lead. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were unstoppable carrying the team to their nine-point victory. Durant refused to celebrate until the final seconds Monday. James averaged 33.6 points, 12 rebounds , and 10 assists through five games against the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli & Co. cautious in ICC Champions Trophy semis

After a surprise group defeat by Sri Lanka in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides, India responded to the pressure of a "must-win" clash against South Africa with a commanding eight-wicket victory over the top-ranked Proteas at the Oval last weekend - a match where Kohli's unbeaten 76 helped him regain first place in the ODI batting rankings. Read More »

Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant

The Warriors got it done in five games but this Finals felt much closer than that. While James was disappointed in losing the Finals, he knows the feeling Durant has in getting his first title. Without their best player, the Warriors would have had more difficulty matching up with James and Kyrie Irving . Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in Game 5 as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the ... Read More »