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Boyd moves to centre for Maroons, Wallace to start Origin II

Papalii admitted he was starting the Queensland camp behind the eight ball after nursing a knee injury and suffering a head knock that cut short his last round NRL match for Canberra. "But it's a must-win game, I don't think you need much more motivation when you pull on the Maroon jersey". "It's not about that". "We had a look and we know where we need to be better and we need to be a whole lot better than we were in game one". Read More »

US Open snippets from first round at Erin Hills

The blimp , not affiliated with the U.S. Open , was operated by Airsign, a Florida-based company, to display advertising, Airsign sales manager Catherine Walsh said. 2 contributed to Martin Kaymer opening with 65-65 (a U.S. Open record) on his way to an eight-shot victory in 2014. The hole shrunk as the misses piled up. Read More »

Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is unbelievable, says Kevin Durant

The Warriors won 129-120 to. Fans light fireworks on a street in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday June 12, 2017. Next up are the two key reserves: Andre Iguodala , 33, and Shaun Livingston , 31, who are priorities to keep Golden State potent and productive at both ends of the floor. Read More »

Emre Can 'to sign new Liverpool deal'

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But he suffered a cruciate ligament injury playing for England U21s shortly after Jurgen Klopp's appointment as manager, and was forced to miss nine months as he recovered. If he impresses, Gomez will be allowed to stay and fight for a first-team spot, despite the fact we're expected to bring in a big-name, big-money defender at some point. Read More »

Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round

Xu and Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, the No. 9 seeds, only needed 55 minutes to win 6-1, 6-2 against Madison Brengle and Anna Smith. When asked why he kept putting his finger to his lips, Murray said: "I don't know why I was doing it". "He is one of the smartest guys on the circuit". Other Top 10 winners were No. 3 Stan Wawrinka handling No. 28 Fabio Fognini 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2, and No. Read More »

Blimp at US Open golf tournament crashes in Wisconsin

Open following Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf , who both registered seven-under 63s at Baltusrol in 1980. "But I didn't play that bad". Rory McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home". Read More »

French Open roundup from Day 12

The Halep-Pliskova match has the look of a tennis classic. Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut in Paris a year ago but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 to win their maiden tour-level title at a Slam. Read More »

Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House

He hears what people say, but you know he just wants to play basketball. "My first time being in this position as a head coach and you get the guys here and you play the Finals and you're starting to play better and play well, and then you look up and the season's over", Lue said . Read More »

MLB Draft 2017: How, when, and where to watch

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Drew Carlton was picked by Detroit in the 32nd, while Alec Byrd was taken by the Rockies in the 33rd. Josh Keaton, of Colorado Springs, became the first player from Sand Creek High School ever drafted when the Baltimore Orioles took him at No. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: India thrash South Africa to reach semi-final

A fantastic bowling performance followed by some superb batting display from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli helped India beat South Africa by eight wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval, London on Sunday. Hardik Pandya showed he can use guile too when needed. From 116/1, the Proteas found themselves struggling at 157/5. "What I would have liked to have seen from the guys at the top of the order is, at least, an attempt to put Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar ... Read More »

Sidney Crosby's Penguins Are The Best Penguins

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The childhood coach of Cole Harbour's favourite son, Sidney Crosby , said he couldn't be happier to see "Sid the Kid" raise the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row. And it's the second championship for Sullivan, who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Johnston was sacked. "He really is the best player in the world", said Couture glowingly. Read More »

Mike Zimmer says eye is doing great

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn . - When the Minnesota Vikings start training camp in Mankato, Minnesota, at the end of next month, coach Mike Zimmer expects the issues in his right eye to be a thing of the past. Mike Zimmer said Latavius Murray's ankle should be healed by the start of camp. "What he said was because your eyes are typically shaped the same way, a one in five chance something could happen in your other eye. Read More »

Lions need to step up against Maori as tests loom

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But if the initial team Gatland announced yesterday is his Test line-up, it contained some surprises. " Sam [Warburton] is well aware of the competition that is there at the moment". I know Wales are in (Auckland), Scotland are in Australia, England-Argentina and Ireland-Japan - so there is potentially an opportunity to maybe bring in four or five to maybe sit on the bench. Read More »

Warriors 2017 NBA championship parade

LeBron James and the Cavaliers put up a fight against the Warriors as James became the first player ever to average a triple double in the Finals. "It was 55 seconds left", he noted, "and I bent down, and I'm like, 'Is this really happening?' And Draymond (Green ) was like, 'Keep playing to the end.' Andre is like, 'Keep playing.' We have like 50 seconds left". Read More »

Tapwrit Takes the Belmont Stakes

The Todd Pletcher-trained, one-eyed Patch has Derby-winning jockey John Velazquez onboard after finishing 14th in Kentucky, while Pletcher's best prospect is likely to be Tapwrit , which was sixth in the Derby. "The Derby win was awesome", he said. Running in - and winning - all three US Classics in the space of five weeks is a demanding task. We felt that he'd done everything right on the horse and he deserved to stay with him. Read More »

Warriors claim they haven't decided whether to go to the White House

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The Warriors hosted their parade in the streets of Oakland . Golden State's Klay Thompson . "And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that". They blamed injuries for their post-All-Star malaise, but their poor defense was more about the players who were playing than those that were missing (Love for a month, J.R. Read More »

Chelsea first to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

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Spurs fans will have hoped for an appealing start to life at Wembley - the venue for their home matches next season as their new stadium is being built - and Chelsea should fit the bill. The Terriers' first game back in the top flight since 1972 is a repeat of their last, when they drew 0-0 at Selhurst Park in April that year. Chelsea will be the team to beat next season following their emphatic title win last time around and Jose Mourinho will be particularly keen to inflict defeat on ... Read More »

Modric: This Madrid side can win more UCLs

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The team was first feted by Madrid's mayor and regional president before the players got on an open-top bus for a slow ride through throngs of supporters to a packed Cibeles square, Madrid's traditional gathering spot for celebrations. Ronaldo stopped a bright Juve opening in its tracks as he swept in Dani Carvajal's pass after 20 minutes, before Mario Mandzukic levelled with one of the great Champions League final goals, firing a sublime overhead kick beyond Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Read More »

Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association crown with street parade

The Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding a potential White House visit to celebrate their National Basketball Association title. Back in 2015, the Warriors did pay a visit to a Barack Obama-governed White House after capturing the organization's first title in 40 years. Golden State swept their way through the playoffs on the way to their third consecutive Finals berth. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino can not wait for start to new season with Tottenham

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In the opening round, Brighton's first ever Premier League game is at home against Man City, while Huddersfield's first top-tier game since 1972 is at Crystal Palace . The Manchester derbies between United and City are on the weekend of December 9-10, at Old Trafford, and the weekend of April 7-8, at Etihad Stadium. Read More »

US Open: How the Irish have been faring on Day 1

Open becoming the first major to not include Mickelson and/or Tiger Woods since the 1994 Masters. But heavy rain which has softened greens and made fairways more forgiving created an inviting start to the second major of the season. "You can not play this golf course if you're not in position off the tee, and I wasn't in position", he said. I had the shakes. I feel great and that's all totally fine. Read More »

Blimp Crashes and Burns at Wisconsin Golf Tournament

Brooks Koepka , Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman were at 67, with Patrick Reed and Adam Hadwin in the group at 68. His 7-under par tied the record to par for the first round of a U.S. Open since Curtis Strange in 1988-89. Lee Westwood and Andrew Johnston carded rounds of 69 to lie just four strokes off the pace with a host of others, while Masters champion Garcia birdied the final hole for a round of 70. Read More »

James Rodriguez to leave after Champions League final snub

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The Colombia worldwide was left out of the squad for the 4-1 win against Juventus , not even chosen as a substitute. It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while previous year, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demotivated team and took them to the Champions League trophy. Read More »