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Lions captain Warburton on bench, O'Mahony leads team

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Attack coach Rob Howley consistently said last season that he views Williams as a winger rather than a full-back, a stance Gatland repeated earlier on in the tour. "We squeezed the life out of those two teams and we won't stop being aggressive defensively", he added. "It creates opportunity with the line speed. Read More »

Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

During Wednesday's Confederations Cup match between Mexico and New Zealand , two fans were ejected from the stadium for trying to get the "puto" chant started. New Zealand did actually take the lead through Leeds hitman Chris Wood , but Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta struck to hand Mexico a comeback victory. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Massive, One-Game Scoreless Streak Amid Transfer Rumors

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment on Wednesday, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1 that ended in a brawl. "I apologise, my words were wrong", Osorio said through a translator. "Our players and myself were shouting to stop the game but there was no reaction on the side". Read More »

What time is the NBA draft?

Asked if he might get that done before the draft, he said, "Possibly". He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. Tatum, the Duke forward projected to go in the top six picks during Thursday night's NBA Draft, said during Wednesday's media availability in NY that a private session for the Sixers was his first workout. Read More »

Vegas holds all the cards with National Hockey League expansion draft list out

The general manager of the Vegas Golden Knights will choose the players who will suit up first for the NHL's 31st team, and they will be revealed during the NHL Awards ceremony on Wednesday in Las Vegas . The Golden Knights could land Eakin in their expansion draft on Wedn. With just a few days before the NHL expansion draft and the actual NHL draft, the NHL rumor mill is starting to heat up. Read More »

Trump Tweets: I Didn't Record Comey Conversations

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation head testified before a Senate committee that Trump had asked him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russia.Trump has privately told aides that the threat of the existence of tapes forced Comey to tell the truth in his recent testimony, a source familiar with the situation said . Read More »

Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio apologizes for cursing on camera

Oh, and don't forget New Zealand's defender Tommy Smith (he's number 20) who seemed to run from across the pitch, staunch as a rugby player, just to be part of the action. "We always respect and understand how they play". Osorio sent on midfielder Herrera at the break and his side perhaps should have been level within four minutes when Javier Aquino's shot from a tight angle was well saved by Stefan Marinovic and Giovani blazed over from the loose ball. Read More »

Ronaldo Header Gives Portugal 1 - 0 Win over Hosts Russia

However, the win was bittersweet as Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro was hospitalized with a suspected leg fracture. "What especially adds emotions is that this event was held at my home stadium where my favorite club Spartak recently became the country's champion", Matsuev said. Read More »

Spurs Offering LaMarcus Aldridge for Top-10 Pick

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Aldridge was signed to an $84 million deal with the Spurs back in 2015. ESPN first reported this morning that the San Antonio Spurs have talked to three teams about a possible trade for starting forward LaMarcus Aldridge . Aldridge's plus-minus of minus-36 in that game registered as the worst by a Spur in the playoffs under Popovich. "Watch out for the #Kings ", one exec tells AmicoHoops. Read More »

Mexico wins Confederations Cup match; brawl is a tie

Ronaldo let his play do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Mexico . Mexico's Colombian coach Osorio later had to be restrained by his own bench when a mass brawl broke out in the dying stages, for which his midfielder Hector Herrera was booked. Read More »

Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Spanish prosecutors have accused José Mourinho of defrauding tax authorities there of €3.3 million, after finding that the Portuguese coach used a company in the British Virgin Islands to hide earnings from the sale of his image rights. As noted in the tweet above, AS's report is coming from someone close to Jorge Mendes, who is Ronaldo's agent. The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top star including Barcelona star ... Read More »

All Whites must be fearless against Mexico: Hudson

A flashpoint midway through the first half occurred when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at the New Zealand coaching staff. "Of course, the more goals we can score, the better our chances of winning the group, but Hudson is a very well prepared coach". Read More »

Fee agreed for Januzaj to leave Manchester United

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The Belgium global burst onto the scene during the 2013/14 season as he impressed during David Moyes' only season in charge. The report stated the Spanish side, set to play Europa League football next season, were prepared to pay €11m for the Belgian forward, adding the player was still to agree personal terms. Read More »

Draft is next up during dizzying days of deals

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The 2017 draft features a pile of players from around the state of North Carolina , with John Collins of Wake Forest projected as a likely top 20 pick and a sleeper to creep towards the lottery. Boston is sending the first-overall pick to the Sixers for their third-overall pick and a future first rounder . Griffin's departure comes three days before the draft - the Cavs are now without a pick - and on the eve of free agency. Read More »

Draft up next during dizzying days of deals

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Ball's remarkable passing game could be valuable and translate well at the next level. You can cross off Philadelphia at number 1 and the Los Angeles Lakers at number 2. Aside from adding a top-three pick, the Celtics could also add another top-line star to their 53-win team this summer in free agency. "They've been coming through my phone with the ESPN app", Kentucky guard Malik Monk (Bentonville, Lepanto) said. Read More »

Cink in four-way tie for lead as Fowler battles

Other notable names making an early exit include Jim Furyk (+2), Scott Piercy (+3) and Russell Henley (+8). Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa, Johan Carlsson of Sweden and Ashley Chesters of England each shot a 67 to share second position, with England's Graeme Storm and Oliver Wilson and France's Joel Stalter one stroke further behind in fifth. Read More »

Ostapenko and Halep will determine the champion of Roland Garros

The American questioned which of the last four survivors - Simona Halep , Karolina Pliskova , Timea Bacsinszky or Jelena Ostapenko - would rise to the challenge of winning their first grand slam in the absence of so many big names. Ostapenko clinched victory with her 50th victor, a forehand into the corner, and has hit more winners - 245 - than anyone else in the tournament despite the men playing best-of-five-set matches. Read More »

Vegas chooses Tomas Nosek in expansion draft

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The schedule features 11 sets of games on back-to-back nights, down from sixteen previous year. There were some people who were surprised that the Wings chose to protect goaltender Jimmy Howard instead of the younger Petr Mrazek . Detroit's first visit to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena will be early in the season on October 13, part of their first road trip. - The Minnesota Wild will open their 2017-18 season against the Detroit Red Wings on October 5 in the ... Read More »

Ronaldo has four Ballon D'Ors for a reason - Russian Federation coach, Cherchesov

The Portuguese broke the deadlock in the eighth minute when Raphael Guerrero picked out Ronaldo with a superb cross and the forward headed home at the far post . "I'm happy we played the football we know that we can play". Both Boxall and Reyes, as well as New Zealand midfielder Ryan Thomas, were all given yellow cards for their part in the incident before Mexico went on to win 2-1. Read More »

Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill

The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russian Federation, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United . Perez, newly re-elected as Real chief, gave an interview on Spanish radio last night but failed to categorically say whether his star player would remain with the club despite claims he wants to leave. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during time at Real Madrid

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Perez's words have seemingly had the desired effect and calmed him down to a point that neither his manager Zinedine Zidane and teammate Sergio Ramos were able to. "Not I nor anyone at Madrid is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club", said Perez. "Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening", Perez said. Read More »

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3 million tax fraud in Spain

Paper Round's view: Ronaldo was reported to have indicated a desire to leave Real, last week, after the club initially failed to back him following allegations of tax fraud. Perez, a 70-year-old construction magnate said to be close to Ronaldo, was elected unopposed Monday for a third term in charge of Europe's most successful club. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan Peaked at the Right Time, Says Michael Hussey

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History repeated itself in the final of the Champion's Trophy in England when Pakistan outclassed India by 180 runs . And the captain credited his men for the strong comeback. Afridi said the celebration of yesterday's win in Pakistan was similar to the "unbridled joy" that the country's fans felt after the team's 1992 World Cup triumph and 2009 World T20 title win. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia

Ronaldo proved the main threat throughout the first half as the hosts offered little going forward, and he tested Akinfeev with a 25th-minute free-kick before forcing the keeper to block with his legs seven minutes later. "It is very hard to build a team when you have such an individual among you, because everything revolves around him", Smolov said. Mexico and New Zealand Players Clash at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi , Russia , June 21. Read More »