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TWEETS: The reaction to a disappointing Lions loss


Alun Wyn Jones - on his third Lions tour - will lead the Lions from lock while New Zealand-born center Ben Te'o will get another chance to impress selectors. "So at this point we're reasonably happy with where we are on injuries". "We want to be clinical, relentless in our processes, and ruthless". "We are conscious as well of trying to keep a few things back and make sure we are right for that Test". Read More »

Russian Federation start Confederations Cup with 2-0 win over New Zealand [GALLERY]

This year's tournament is held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russian Federation and they are Spartak Stadium in Moscow, St. Petersburg Stadium, Fisht Stadium in Sochi and the Kazan Arena in Kazan. "We could have been more aggressive". The hosts now take on Portugal on Wednesday, with Fernando Santos' men taking on Mexico in their Group A opener on Sunday. Read More »

Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title

I think I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true. But dreams only come true in tennis with a lot of work, a lot of dedication and plenty of confidence. She fired 54 winners to script a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over World No 3 Simona Halep . The last woman to win her first title at a major was Barbara Jordan of the United States at the 1979 Australian Open. Read More »

London fire: Government staff drafted to help victims


Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbours demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents. The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. Read More »

This is the dream midfield duo for Aston Villa next season


Interestingly, in December past year, Villa owner Tony Xia revealed that the club had rejected a £25m bid for the left-back. "I also know I'm not just a bit-part player - they still see me as a key player, an important part of the squad on the pitch and in the dressing room". Read More »

Zaman, Amir propel Pakistan to rout India for first Champions Trophy title


The second came in 1985 but back then there was no ICC tournament, it was the World Championship of Cricket . Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final. "They have been brilliant, and my fellow coaching staff and management team have been fantastic, as well", a sense of satisfaction was palpable in his voice. Read More »

Gambhir shuts separatist Mirwaiz with epic tweet


The separatist, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for the second consecutive day tweeted after Pakistan won their match and was apparently enjoying the fireworks all around him. People were giving him the benefit of doubt when he congratulated Pakistan for having booked their place in the finals by beating England, but this Tweet smacks of vendetta. Read More »

Amir spell destroys India

Amir, who received a five-year ban from all cricket and served three months in prison following a conviction for spot-fixing in 2010, removed Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli . Wickets continued to fall cheaply - MS Dhoni falling into a leg-side trap on the pull and Kedar Jadhav top-edging an attempted pull off Shadab before Pandya struck three sixes in a row off the spinner to post a 32-ball fifty, the fastest in a world ODI final. Read More »

Bayern Munchen end rumours about Ronaldo signing


Yeah, we don't see that happening either. As well as a move to Germany, Ronaldo has also been linked with a return to Manchester United and a switch to French champions Paris Saint-Germain. In a post labelled "hoax of the day" on the club's website , Bayern said they were not looking to sign the Real Madrid forward. " Following this publication, the rumour, as well as others, was picked up and spread further by numerous German media sources ". Read More »

Brooks for the win

Open and gave him a four-shot victory. Japan's Hideki Matsuyama started the final round six shots off the lead but by the end of day was just one off the lead after carding a sensation six-under par 66 to finish in tie for second behind Brooks Koepka . Read More »

US Open champion Koepka reveals helpful Johnson call

Open, he would take that bed. Harman closed with two birdies and three tough pars for a 5-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead at 12-under 204. Sprinkled through the leaderboard are a few familiar names capable of lighting up the links-style layout with American Rickie Fowler , Englishman Paul Casey and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama all tipped as future major winners. Read More »

Chelsea ready to join big-money race to sign Real Madrid superstar


The headline on the front page of the paper claims that Manchester United are gearing up to offer Real Madrid €210 million plus Spanish worldwide keeper David De Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata. However, there could be a late twist in the tail as the Express are quoting journalist Josep Pedrerol as telling TV show El Chiringuito that Chelsea are set to make a late hijack attempt to snare Morata from under United's noses. Read More »

Team New Zealand boat capsizes in America's Cup semi-final

As Outteridge steered his 50-foot foiling catamaran toward the finish line, onboard microphones picked him up saying, "Yeah, boys!" "The boys really dug deep". Artemis Racing's billionaire backer Torbjorn Tornqvist leapt aboard the state-of-the art blue and yellow catamaran to congratulate Outteridge and the six-man crew following their deciding win over SoftBank Team Japan . Read More »

Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid


Zidane's half-time talk clearly did the trick, as Real Madrid dominated the second 45 minutes. "Masters of the universe", ran the headline on the front page of Spanish sports newspaper Marca , which added: "Real Madrid thrash Juve to win the 12th!" While many expected Real Madrid to prevail, few thought the score would be so lopsided, given that defensive-minded Juventus entered the final having conceded only three goals during their entire Champions League campaign. Read More »

NHL notebook: Vegas begins roster-building process

On that play most of the Oilers were living in the Red Light Zone, that space in the defensive end where you're not covering the man with the puck and not covering anyone else. Rust's contract is also very team-friendly, with one year left at a $640,000 cap hit before he becomes a restricted free agent in 2018. That's a quality forward available for the Golden Knights if they would like to go down that route. Read More »

Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win


A well timed finish from Casemiro gave Real Madrid the lead in the 60th minute of the game. Well, the picture is pretty clear that after Christiano Ronaldo, his son Ronaldo Jr will be there to take the football legacy of Portugal ahead. "If he (Zidane) can see something that we can do on the pitch, he tells us, and we are trying to do it in our best way", Modric said. "I prepared for this, and we knew that the big trophies are won right at the end". Read More »

Protests continue in part of "Father's Day for Philando"

Demonstrators hold signs as they as they block traffic on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., after leaving a vigil at the state Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017. Yanez said Castile was reaching for the gun and didn't listen to his instructions to stop. Castile's mother and other friends and family were fixtures in the courtroom throughout the proceedings, as was Yanez's family. Read More »

Brooks Koepka runs away with US Open

The three previous players to shoot 63 in an early round at a U.S. Open all struggled the next day. Koepka was the first to strike, making a birdie on the first to go to 12 under and take a share of the lead. "I feel like golf-wise I'm playing at the highest level". "Came up a little bit short". "Just getting it wrong, aren't we", he said to his caddie Ian Finnis, who has been a major part of Fleetwood's revival after slipping to 188th in the world last September. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open

Perhaps his only moment of doubt came on the short 13th. But a deft pitch was followed by an unerring putt from just inside seven feet. Koepka turned in a supreme display, making three successive birdies from the 14th to stamp his authority. Read More »

After celebrating homer, Yasiel Puig aims obscene gesture toward fans in Cleveland

Yasiel Puig has been suspended for one game after flipping off some Indians fans on Tuesday. Hernandez pumped his fist as he rounded first base after his homer gave Los Angeles a 3-2 lead. "He was good tonight". Best to save that for October if the Indians get it gear to create the possibility. Both of the homers by the left-handed hitting Bellinger came off left-handed pitchers. Read More »

Koepka caps record week with US Open title

Koepka became the seventh consecutive first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship three years in a row. Open site. Last year, it bungled the supposed rules infraction by Dustin Johnson and the year before, it lost the greens at Chambers Bay. An uneven finish on Saturday also hurt his chances. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener

But empty seats remain a concern, with Russia's Sport Express reporting that some tickets were being handed out to state workers for free in a bid to fill the stands at an upcoming Confederations Cup match in Kazan . Cherchesov's men were too strong for a limited New Zealand side and were unlucky not to take an early lead, Viktor Vasin heading against the post from an Alexander Samedov corner, with Michael McGlinchey clearing off the line. Read More »

Bollywood forgets cricket after Pakistan win ICC Champions Trophy


But Sharma was out lbw for a duck off the third ball, Kohli hit out for 5, and Dhawan, the player of the 2013 tournament and a candidate for this one, edged behind on 21. Pakistan had to earn their win and they made us make mistakes. From being ranked 8th and last on the list of teams in the Champions Trophy , they ran away as champions. Read More »