Sports '71 Lions revolutionised New Zealand rugby
Author: 0 '71 Lions revolutionised New Zealand rugby

If New Zealand can deny that edge, then they have the backs to take the Lions . The Lions' first series whitewash against New Zealand - a 4-0 drubbing. The couple are believed to be planning to tie the knot after the Lions tour when the highly rated 25-year-old gets back from his first taste of being part of a special squad drawn from the very best players from the home nations, and who only play every four years in either New Zealand , Australia or South Africa .

Author: 0 Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

This will obviously be their first match on clay. One of its early favorites is already out. Kuznetsov is always a tough draw for the top seeds. "You can not be on top all your career". Second-seeded Djokovic barely put a foot wrong in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa, while Muguruza had to dig deep to avoid becoming the first reigning champion at Roland Garros to lose in the second round since 2014, when she upset Serena Williams .

Sports Brackets revealed for Phil Knight Invitational in Portland
Author: 0 Brackets revealed for Phil Knight Invitational in Portland

The lineups are, in a word, stacked. Gonzaga and Florida could clash in the other semifinal if the Zags can defeat Ohio State in the quarterfinals and the Gators can get through Stanford. Widely known for its innovative approaches to sustainability and environmental practices, the Moda Center earned LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 after becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010.

Author: 0 LeBron, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to set up finals trilogy with Warriors

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals . "We have to execute offensively". So we're trying to figure out exactly what they're running and things of that nature. "You just try to add those up to win the game".

Author: 0 Captain, coach need not be on same page: Gavaskar

The news comes at a time when India is preparing to take on Pakistan in its opening match of the Champions trophy on June 4. Kohli had expressed his displeasure to the BCCI top brass and the Committee of Administrators ( CoA ) before the team left for England.

Sports Arsene Wenger hails
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger hails "unbelievable attitude" of Per Mertesacker

That is why he said if Chelsea must sell him, it wouldn't be to any other club out of particular he wants to return to his old club Athletico Madrid. Generally Arsenal fans seemed pretty determined for Ozil to stay on at the club next season. The former Werder Bremen defender admitted he had "suffered" this season but was delighted to be able to give his all as Arsenal turned a mediocre campaign into a memorable one by securing a record 13th FA Cup win.

Sports Djokovic, Nadal Advance In French Open
Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal Advance In French Open

Winning in straight sets is always good news", said Nadal. Djokovic will play Diego Schwartzman next, while Nadal faces Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili. "So a lot of things that I achieved are because he was there since I was three-years-old, helping", Nadal said. "I knew that losing to her not long ago I did something different this time".

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta proud of Manchester City career

He will also end the campaign without a trophy for the first time as a coach. "At Barcelona or Bayern Munich , if in six months you don't win [anything], you are really out". "Here I miss a little bit [of] the pressure". "I arrived at this club and I tried to do my best". "They are professionals, they will play to win", Guardiola said.

Sports Arsenal officially confirms new two-year deal for Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 Arsenal officially confirms new two-year deal for Arsene Wenger

Sky Bet offer that Wenger wins a major trophy (Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup , EFL Cup) during that period. But that view does not appear to be supported by Arsenal's owner Stan Kroenke - and the manager put pen to paper on a new deal on Wednesday.

Sports Tulowitzki hits grand slam as Blue Jays crush Reds 17-2
Author: 0 Tulowitzki hits grand slam as Blue Jays crush Reds 17-2

The tallboy tossing incident resulted in the Jays announcing they would not be serving beer in cans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto for the rest of the post-season. The last pair of Blue Jays teammates to have four-hit nights in the same game were Munenori Kawasaki and Josh Thole, who did it against Baltimore on September 25, 2013.

Sports West Virginia earns first NCAA Tournament bid since 1996
Author: 0 West Virginia earns first NCAA Tournament bid since 1996

SUNDAYGame 5: Game 3 victor vs. The same can't be said for the second-seeded Mountaineers (34-24), who are making their first regional appearance since 1996. No. 4 OH (31-26), Noon, ESPNU No. 2 IN (33-22-2) vs. No. 4 UNC-Greensboro (35-22), 7 p.m., ESPN3 No. 2 Vanderbilt (33-22-1) vs.Who: No. 1 seed Texas Tech vs.Game 6 - Winner Game 5 vs.

Author: 0 Before the scandals: Remembering what Tiger Woods once meant

Initial reports indicated that he may have been driving drunk, but according to statements from Woods himself - as well as the police report - a hefty dosage of prescription drugs may have caused Tiger to fall asleep in his vehicle. "Hopefully he's OK. I'm kind of wanting to find out more about the story and hope all is well". The same witness also said Woods had been prescribed two drugs, the sleep aid Ambien and the painkiller Vicodin.

Author: 0 Kohli looking to replicate Test success at Champions Trophy

I don't think you can have too much of similarities in both formats. Never experienced that in a side. "You take a lot away from failures which is what I have always cherished". "I think these 3 were our strongest factors in the last Champions Trophy". Kohli may be the star of the team, but old stagers Yuvraj Singh and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni still have major roles to play.

Sports Detroit Lions announce signings of Bozick, Asiata
Author: 0 Detroit Lions announce signings of Bozick, Asiata

In other news, linebacker Brandon Chubb was waived this morning as he leaves the team after being a member of the practice squad in 2016. Asiata spent the last five seasons with the Vikings, primarily as a backup to perennial Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson .

Author: 0 Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup win

Though Conte's side did restore parity momentarily following the dismissal of Moses, Arsenal made their man advantage count, with Aaron Ramsey's immediate response putting the Gunners back in front on the evening. FA Cup semi-final - Mertesacker scored a crucial equaliser in the Gunners' 2013/14 semi-final victory over Wigan Athletic, but was forced off through injury against Reading a year later.

Sports Kvitova shows she still has it at French Open
Author: 0 Kvitova shows she still has it at French Open

History was made on the very first day of play at the Clay courts of Roland Garros in the French Open, but top-seeded Angelique Kerber would rather not be a part of it. If her serve could have been better, there were plenty of good moments, and in many ways it was a classic Kvitova match with unforced errors punctuated by some stunning winners, a reminder of the shot-making that has lifted her to two Grand Slam titles.

Author: 0 Twitter Reacts To Kyrie Irving's Epic Game 4 Peformance

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. While the Celtics captured the top seed in the East, they never led in any of their home games in the series. The Golden State Warriors have taken care of business in the Western Conference by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs and becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to get to the National Basketball Association finals with a 12-0 playoff record.

Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde Is New Barcelona Coach

The 53-year-old has agreed a two-year deal to replace Luis Enrique at Barca after leaving Athletic Bilbao . Herrera has a year left on the four-year United contract he signed in 2014, with the option for an additional year. "He is a hard worker and trust technologies in training and matches", - commented the appointment of Valverde, the President of " Barcelona " Josep Bartomeu.

Sports Olivo dashes Tsonga's French Open dreams
Author: 0 Olivo dashes Tsonga's French Open dreams

Tsonga's victory at last week's Lyon Open put him in contention to become the first Frenchman to lift the Musketeers' Cup since Yannick Noah in 1983, and the irony of falling at the very first hurdle was not lost on him. "It's the paradox of tennis", he added. The home favourite was expected to progress after putting himself in a strong position when play was halted due to bad light on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Ferrari has chosen its number one

The win is Vettel's second at the circuit and the first time a Ferrari has been at the top of the podium since Michael Schumacher won the race in 2001. "We now need to go back to the factory and make sure we do everything in our power to ensure it remains our weakest result of the year". "I think when the gap opened again, that's when Kimi pitted".

Author: 0 Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

Golden State has a chance to surpass the 2001 Lakers. Cleveland's Kevin Love ranks second after a 34-point first quarter against Portland on Nov 23, 2016. Golden State has been known to celebrate their sharpness with deadly 3-point gunners, led by the prodigious and fearless Stephen Curry . Unlike Thompson, Love is also a key contributor offensively.

Sports Everton have promised Romelu Lukaku he can join certain clubs
Author: 0 Everton have promised Romelu Lukaku he can join certain clubs

However, his agent seems confident enough that the striker will return next season and stay at United if the club are willing to extend his contract. A few days after sharing a post of him stepping up his recovery at United's AON Training Complex, Zlatan has shared another video to his Instagram feed, reassuring his followers that he's not lost the ability to kick a football during his time on the sidelines.

Author: 0 Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals

The rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals . You were expecting someone else? This was a fait accompli. Iguodala insists he is all right, and he will be ready to go when the Finals begin Thursday night here at Oracle. OK, I've been wrong like the last six damn years.

Sports Muguruza downs Schiavone to reach second round
Author: 0 Muguruza downs Schiavone to reach second round

Garbine Muguruza has booked her place in round two of the French Open courtesy of a comfortable victory over Francesca Shiavone. No. 18 seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands recovered to beat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Sports Did Venus Williams just reveal the sex of sister Serena's baby?
Author: 0 Did Venus Williams just reveal the sex of sister Serena's baby?

Tennis star Serena Williams pregnant with her 1st child Serena Williams pens letter to future baby: "'You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace". "I think that's the most important (for my loss)", she said. "And you know how social media is when you press the wrong button. and [there it was]".

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal sweep into second round at French Open

Wildcard Fourlis, aged 17 and at 337 the lowest-ranked player in the main draw, was the stronger for much of the first two sets, keeping Wozniacki pinned at the back of the court with blistering drives off both wings. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova is safely through to the second round of the French Open after a straight sets victory over Zheng Saisai of China.

Author: 0 Kerr to miss NBA Finals opener

That encompasses the Mavericks in 2011, the Heat in 2012 and the Cavaliers in 2016. Brown is set to go up against LeBron James and a Cleveland team he coached in two separate stints. Of the 74 Playoff games played prior to the Finals, more than half (45, or 61 percent) were decided by double digits with 19 of the games (26 percent) decided by at least 20 points.

Sports LeBron James won't call the upcoming Warriors series his greatest challenge
Author: 0 LeBron James won't call the upcoming Warriors series his greatest challenge

Open up the beer fridge, pass the Pringles and turn up the "Roundball Rock": the NBA Finals tipoff on Thursday when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers . The NBA has gone back and forth of late crowning champs between veteran teams and young ones. Michael Singer: The Cavs are, once again, underdogs.

Sports Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home
Author: 0 Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

She said someone painted over the slur before officers arrived on early Wednesday morning. Public records show that James bought the house in 2015 for just under $21 million. On my behalf and my family's behalf, but I look at it as this - if this is a shed of light to continue to keep the conversation going on my behalf, then I'm OK with it.

Author: 0 LeBron James Suggests Warriors Might Not Be Best Team He's Faced

Like many good trilogies add a new and imposing antagonist for the third act - Luke Skywalker needed to face the Emperor, and Batman had Bane - the Warriors added four-time scoring champ Durant . but he is absolutely a scorer in the sense that he can do it from all areas and extremely efficiently. “I feel good about our chances, ” he said. "You didn't really know who he was until he took his helmet off".

Sports Wenger signs new two-year contract with Arsenal
Author: 0 Wenger signs new two-year contract with Arsenal

He said 'I've turned down every club in the world.' But he would've been sacked after a year at Madrid. "Of course we'll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game".

Sports JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4
Author: 0 JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Worth one. It wasn't worth all four. One Cavaliers player who will be particularly motivated to win this game is LeBron James . Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the way as the Golden State Warriors sealed a clean sweep of the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive NBA Finals berth on Monday.

Sports French Open glance: Tsonga out; Djokovic, Nadal, Muguruza in
Author: 0 French Open glance: Tsonga out; Djokovic, Nadal, Muguruza in

Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza has lost the first set of her second-round match against Anett Kontaveit . "At the beginning I was way better", Haase said. The Spaniard is already into the third round at Roland Garros after a 6-1 6-4 6-3 triumph over the Dutchman and is the odds-on favourite to lift a 10th title.

Sports Pacquiao offered up as possible opponent for McGregor
Author: 0 Pacquiao offered up as possible opponent for McGregor

McGregor is a very popular MMA fighter in the United Kingdom and even in the USA but fans will realize before parting with their hard-earned money that the fight isn't worth watching because it is indeed a mismatch which will only benefit Mayweather by grabbing his record 50th win to break Rocky Marciano's career record.

Author: 0 Spence lands world title after Brook win

The onslaught continued in round 10 as Spence once again forced Brook to the ropes where he unleashed furious combinations that forced Brook to his knees with 2:26 remaining in the round. But he opted to remain at welterweight and take on his mandatory challenger Spence Jr, who reached the quarter-finals at the London 2012 Olympics and came highly-rated from his fellow Americans, including Leonard and former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather .

Author: 0 Steve Kerr surprised Warriors favored over Cavs in NBA Finals

He'll have the Cavs ready, and they can also count on him to keep them relaxed. The Pacers rank third, averaging 18.0 touches thanks to Thaddeus Young's eight per game. Perhaps more than any National Basketball Association team we've seen, the Warriors are talented and heady enough to run on auto-pilot. When Charles Barkley gives an opinion about anything, it usually makes news, so when the NBA Hall of Famer made it his Finals prediction, you better believe it riled some people up.

Author: 0 Lions Given Stirring Welcome After Landing In New Zealand

Hansen insisted "when we tour we have total control over when we leave the country" in an early mind-games dig at the Lions - but the tourists were disinterested in engaging in any phoney war as they acclimatised to their new surroundings. Then it will be down to business as they ready themselves for a gruelling schedule. "Once we get into that first game it's all guns blazing from there".