After all, he did start out in rugby as a fly-half. Centre Jonathan Davies and wing George North also make their first appearances in New Zealand , along with flanker Sean O'Brien. "They (the Lions ) haven't been together (for long)". The double World Cup victor raced through the gap, and even as he took Liam Williams' thundering tackle there was only one thing on his mind as his head swivelled and he laid eyes on Ihiaia West.
Johnson and Kenseth rounded out the top five at the end of stage one , while Chip Ganassi teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray raced from the back into the top 10 by the stage's end. Harvick dealt with a loose-fitting wheel much of the first 200 laps to fall a lap down, then slipped on some slick fluid laid down by Ty Dillon to fall back further.
Murray will take on former champion Stan Wawrinka in a remake of last year's semifinal, which Murray won . Murray was lacking his trademark spark until midway through the second set, as the Scot snatched the first break point available to him.
As the intensity of rain increased, the umpires took players off the field with four more overs needed to constitute a result. Both Bangladesh and Australia roped in a spinner with the pitch in mind, given that it was the same one that was used for the clash between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Fairley signed a four-year contract extension this off season. Payton said a first specialist recommended that Fairley "shouldn't play football again", but that a second opinion "was a little different". With his health and possible football future at stake, both Fairley and the Saints are taking every possible precaution moving forward. "Especially being a competitor", Peterson said, via the New Orleans Advocate .
There are many reasons why we chose him. "Valverde has the ability, the knowledge and the experience". At the Nou Camp he played with Gary Lineker, Ronald Koeman and Michael Laudrup while a young Pep Guardiola was in the Barcelona youth team.
Pakistan were overwhelmed by India in all three departments of the game on Sunday in their tournament opener, and if Pakistan fail to beat South Africa , the odds to qualify for semi-finals will nearly disappear. South Africa had the opportunity to all but guarantee their progress to the last four with a match to spare but found the boundary rope on only 12 occasions in their 50 overs, which proved pivotal in their fourth defeat in five ODIs against Pakistan .
Neither team could come away from their respective opening games with a win, making this, pretty much, a must-win for both sides. "We have to beat England ". It s very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time . Australia saw their second ICC Champions Trophy game in succession end in a no-contest on Monday, as their match against Bangladesh was abandoned at The Oval in London due to rain.
The Austrian has never beaten Djokovic in five previous meetings, though, so will need to break new ground in order to reach the semi-finals in Paris for a second successive season. Thiem took over after that, winning the third set in only 20 minutes. In all, Djokovic made almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18.
His mother is not one to back down from confrontation, or to watch a game without speaking her mind. That probably gives you a decent idea of what she's like during a game, just a few rows back from the court. "It would be very satisfying to do that", Green said . It was before Game 6 last season that Dee Curry - Steph's family - was hassled about his credentials as he tried to enter the arena with his family.
Pluto also notes that LeBron James' has offered one big reason for the Warriors' success so far: Kevin Durant joined Golden State this year. The difference between making history and taking the title was put in clear perspective previous year when the Warriors won an National Basketball Association record 73 regular-season games but lost the finals to Cleveland , squandering a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series and falling to the greatest comeback in finals history.
Novak Djokovic's French Open title defence ended with a surprisingly lopsided 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 quarterfinal loss to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time ). "I mean , it's one of the best shots I think ever in tennis ". It's unfortunate to finish at Roland Garros the way I did today. With the wind whipping, Djokovic was out of sorts in so many ways even before that 20-minute third set in which he won only 8 of 34 points.
Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi says that he wants to retire at the Camp Nou and finish his career as a one-club man. The Argentine's current deal expires in summer of 2018 but he has reportedly agreed a three-year extension with the option of a fourth year.
There will be extra security measures in place when Scotland play England in their World Cup qualifier in Glasgow on Saturday, in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Every one of their players is world-class, so it's going to be hard for us, but we are up for it and we will be ready for it when the game comes". Mulgrew missed the Wembley defeat in November after injury problems but returned to the team for the victory over Slovenia in March and looks set to start in central defence ...
Boston, missing the injured Isaiah Thomas , had four players in double figures, with Avery Bradley scoring a leading 19 points. Celtics coach Brad Stevens wants his team to find motivation in how the series played out after a fulfilling season.
We've got a lot of fantastic players, a lot of players with great ability and a lot of flair. You wear an armband and it gets built up a lot to be a captain. People are always going to be looking at you for goals whether it's club or country. "Five in 17 isn't awful but if I can get a hat-trick at the weekend and another few in the next game, that ratio won't look as bad".
Definitely a lot of free points from the serve, few aces, as well, and I think was the key. "I don't think we can ever see another guy like this", Kuerten said. "Normally my backhand is my favourite shot". There was a roar of delight from Ostapenko when she produced a gritty hold to make it 5-5 and she used that energy to go 30-0 up when returning in the next game, before dumping a simple volley into the net.
Why can't Pittsburgh score lately? Justin Schultz , Bryan Rust , Conor Sheary and Ron Hainsey also found the back of the net in the decisive win and Matt Murray pitched a 24-save shutout, his third career in the playoffs. Pittsburgh , as of right now, does not. If we get the same chances again, it could be a different story. "We felt as though, with each game we played [in Nashville], our team game is getting stronger".
The Portuguese leapt to the defence of Pogba when the French global struggled to live up to the hype in his first few months back at United. Sometimes he's does some extreme things . With the other players, I felt at ease from the first moment. "That's all a player needs". "But the more I trained the better it got". "I had to adapt to the English football".
The men's quarter-finals featuring nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and holder Novak Djokovic were postponed until Wednesday after two rain delays disrupted Tuesday's play. These were the kind of rockets Ostapenko threw at Wozniacki to which helped her win from 0-5 down in the first set to reach the French Open semis. But Ostapenko played fearlessly in the decider and roared home from 3-3, swishing away a forehand to finish an absorbing contest and become the first Latvian to reach a ...
According to a police report obtained by "Extra", an officer found Woods asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes just after 2 a.m. Woods once seemed like a sure bet to surpass him, but he remains second with 14 and has not won a major title since the 2008 U.S.
At first glance, Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson had a relatively pedestrian start against the San Francisco Giants . Nelson (4-3) struck out six and allowed seven hits along with his first walk since May 23 in Milwaukee's 6-3 victory Wednesday night over the Giants.
Fort Wayne firefighters recovered Hardy's body. It is suspected that the body of the former athlete had been there for some time. The Bills sent their condolences to the Hardy family on Thursday. It was his third and final season at IN that earned him the attention of a lot of National Football League teams, though. Hardy's accomplishments were remembered at Elmhurst in a display case that featured his jersey, trophies, basketballs and a News-Sentinel front page of his record-breaking ...
The out-of-form Kerber has yet to win a title this season and mustered just two victories in clay court tournaments before the French Open , where her best performance remains a quarter-final berth in 2012. A reporter then told the Czech that her racket throwing might be a sign that she is tapping into her competitive instincts. She didn't earn a break point until the last game, which was won by Makarova.
Before Price took the mound on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell defended Price, but added he would talk to him after his outing about the incident. The support he gives his teammates in that clubhouse and in that dugout is outstanding. A heated exchange then occurred, and it was so loud that Farrell's office door needed to be shut during his media session.
They have not won a race since 2012. "It's not going to suit our auto as much as the twisty, slower corners of Monaco, but I'm excited to get back in the MCL32, catch up with the guys and girls in the team and get back out on track - not only turning left this time!" .
Buttler, however, could only watch as Tim Southee ended the innings with three balls to spare by dismissing tailenders Mark Wood and Jake Ball with successive deliveries. Meanwhile, all-rounder Chris Woakes is a doubt for the first two Tests of the summer against South Africa after tearing his strain in England's first Champions Trophy game.
I am playing my best tennis. They looked a different player in the second, and eventually won the final in the tie-breaker. "I'm playing a young player, it is a big challenge and it will be great to play here on Chatrier again". He remarked that winning the title was also special for India . Usually in the beginning, your goal is to win a singles Grand Slam. "At the US Open, I put my name on the looking list, and Rohan texted me.
A year ago, Ostapenko lost in the first round of the French Open . At times during a match of 16 service breaks the impetuosity of youth betrayed her as she seemed on the verge of youthful tantrums in the hot sunshine, especially when she lost four games in a row to lose the second set.
The 35-year-old is expected to be included in the list of players released from the club on Friday. United will announce their list of retained players at 9am BST on Friday, with Ibrahimovic the only first-team fixture whose contract is due for renewal.
Kohli and Yuvraj stood out in an all-round batting effort, propelling India to 319 for three after rain halted proceedings twice. In the field, we were still 6 today. South Africa beat Sri Lanka in their first match. Harbhajan believes if India continues to play this brand of cricket, they will be unstoppable in future.
RHP Felix Hernandez (right shoulder inflammation) struggled in his first rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma, allowing five runs and four hits in two innings. Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz left in the fourth inning after hitting a run-scoring single. Dozier had an RBI single in the third. "This game, it can turn", said Twins manager Paul Molitor.
Recently, the ISL chose to abolish its mandatory marquee player rule, reduced the number of foreigners in teams and got rid of post-league playoffs in order to come one step closer towards complying with the regulations and formats AFC prescribes fo leagues around the continent.
The prosecutor's office authorized the charges June 5, and an Ingham County District Court judge signed arrest warrants June 6. A statement by MSU spokesman Jason Cody described the allegation as "deeply disturbing" and said: 'Sexual violence is abhorrent, and our thoughts are with the young woman and her family at this hard time'.
Reigning Primeira Liga champions Benfica initially revealed the deal last week, releasing a statement to the Portuguese Stock Market (CMVM ) claiming that a €40m (£34.7m, $44.9m) price had been agreed between the two clubs. The competition for a place in the starting XI will be fierce, so what does the future hold for these three players? Though the season for City lacked success in terms of silverware, individuals have shone brightly, with one of them who continues to be consistent is ...
He qualifies to play for South Africa through his wife, who he met in the country when he was over with Pakistan for the Under-19 World Cup. Amla's knock was crucial as the game was won, and lost, in the middle overs of each innings. It was a vital victory for the Proteas although not a ideal one and they will be looking for more consistency from the seam attack as they get ready to take on Pakistan in Birmingham on Wednesday.
By the end of the match, he wound up with almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18. Djokovic's resounding victory over Thiem in the Rome semifinals last month might have been misleading, since the 23-year-old Austrian was coming off an emotional victory over Nadal 24 hours earlier.
And despite many suggesting that he would come on and torment the opposition - it never happened. "We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country", Pogba, who was also playing at the Stade de France on the night of the November 2015 Paris attacks , told BT Sport .
The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. "He took over", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. The dynamic duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were outstanding in defeat - combining for 77 points and almost willing the Wine and Gold to the victory.
He has led the Patriots in catches in three of the past four seasons, finishing previous year with a team-high 98 catches for 1,106 yards in the 2016 regular season. The new deal will see the wide receiver remain at the Patriots until the end of the 2019 season. The Patriots have exercised an option on Cooks' contract for 2018 and also have Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell signed for next season.