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Sports Stuart Hogg to start for British & Irish Lions against Crusaders
Author: 0 Stuart Hogg to start for British & Irish Lions against Crusaders

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.

Sports Austin Dillon scores first career win at Coca-Cola 600
Author: 0 Austin Dillon scores first career win at Coca-Cola 600

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.

Author: 0 Murray must up game to defeat Wawrinka in Paris

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.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Bangladesh opt to bat against Australia

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.

Sports Saints' Peterson wants to play at least five more years
Author: 0 Saints' Peterson wants to play at least five more years

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 .

Author: 0 To stay in running, SA must beat India

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 .

Author: 0 CT 2017: Australia bundle out Bangladesh for 182

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.

Author: 0 Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

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.

Sports Draymond Green calls out 'rude' Cavs fans after altercation involving his mom
Author: 0 Draymond Green calls out 'rude' Cavs fans after altercation involving his mom

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.

Sports NBA Finals 2017: When is Game 3 on?
Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017: When is Game 3 on?

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.

Sports Nadal in semis as Busta quits
Author: 0 Nadal in semis as Busta quits

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.

Sports Scotland v England: Charlie Mulgrew says Scots are massive underdogs
Author: 0 Scotland v England: Charlie Mulgrew says Scots are massive underdogs

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 ...

Sports I want to win the Ballon d'Or!
Author: 0 I want to win the Ballon d'Or!

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".

Author: 0 Birthday girl Jelena Ostapenko to face Simona Halep in final

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.

Sports Where to watch Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final in Middle Tennessee
Author: 0 Where to watch Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final in Middle Tennessee

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".

Sports Pogba praises extreme and special Mourinho
Author: 0 Pogba praises extreme and special Mourinho

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".

Author: 0 Rain, wind in forecast for French Open quarterfinals

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 ...

Sports Police Release Video Of Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest
Author: 0 Police Release Video Of Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest

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.

Sports Brewers prospect Brett Phillips optioned back to minors
Author: 0 Brewers prospect Brett Phillips optioned back to minors

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.

Sports Body of former NFL player James Hardy found in Indiana river
Author: 0 Body of former NFL player James Hardy found in Indiana river

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 ...

Sports Kerber ousted in first round French Open
Author: 0 Kerber ousted in first round French Open

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.

Sports Red Sox star David Price feuding with Boston media
Author: 0 Red Sox star David Price feuding with Boston media

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.

Author: 0 Alonso: I'll be back with McLaren, if we're winning

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!" .

Author: 0 (Cricket) England beat New Zealand to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

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.

Author: 0 Rohan Bopanna - Gabriela Dabrowski win mixed doubles title

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.

Sports Clinical India run over hapless Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Clinical India run over hapless Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy

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.

Sports Twins pitchers blasted by Mariners extra-base hits in 12-3 loss
Author: 0 Twins pitchers blasted by Mariners extra-base hits in 12-3 loss

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.

Sports ISL, I-League likely to run simultaneously for 2017-18 season
Author: 0 ISL, I-League likely to run simultaneously for 2017-18 season

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.

Author: 0 Attorney: 3 Michigan St players being charged with assault

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'.

Sports Manchester City complete £34.9m signing of Ederson Moraes from Benfica
Author: 0 Manchester City complete £34.9m signing of Ederson Moraes from Benfica

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 ...

Author: 0 Amla, Tahir lead SAfrica past Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

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.

Sports Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors
Author: 0 Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

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.

Sports Julian Edelman, Patriots close to agreement for contract extension
Author: 0 Julian Edelman, Patriots close to agreement for contract extension

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.