THE PHRASE "WARRENBALL" has come to be a derogatory term used by Warren Gatland's detractors, a tag that signifies the perceived limits of the Lions head coach's tactical approach. Gatland reported a relatively short injury list, but he lamented back spasms suffered by Welsh flanker Ross Moriarty and English prop Kyle Sinckler and suggested the issues were down to another sponsorship commitment with Land Rover that saw the Lions make the journey from Auckland to Whangarei in four-wheel ...
Of course , that's what Silver wants and usually what the commissioner wants they will get, but there is one group that can stop him: the owners. Once LeBron James becomes a free agent in 2018, people around the National Basketball Association feel like the Cleveland Cavaliers have no guarantee that their superstar will be returning, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Costa sends a jokey reply back. But their chances of generating such a fee, which could have been reinvested in the pursuit of Everton's Romelu Lukaku , have been complicated by the player's comments to the media after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday.
Wales quartet Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis have made the short trip from Auckland to link up with the Lions . Lock Dominic Bird and prop Nepo Laulala are the only All Blacks among the Chiefs starting lineup while hooker Hika Elliot and backrower Liam Messam, who both played for the Maori in a 32-10 loss to the Lions on Saturday, are included on the bench.
If every host nation could handpick its opponent for the opening game of a major tournament, New Zealand would be close to the top of the list, and Russian Federation did not pass up the opportunity to make a winning start to the Confederations Cup against Oceania's champions.
Open ", said Koepka. Leading scorers after three rounds of the US Open at Erin Hills , Wisconsin. He then backed it up with a second-round 64 and holds the tour scoring records for 36, 54 and 72 holes. He set the target early under warm sunshine, and even as the wind tapered in the afternoon, no one could catch him. Henrik Stenson (+3), Jon Rahm (+5) and Alex Noren (+6) will all be packing their bags, despite Stenson holing one of the shots of the day for eagle during round 1.
This is India , though, and Pakistan will have to banish the demons of defeats past: in the last six matches in ICC events, it is India which has triumphed. He removed India's top three batsmen - Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Kohli (5). Fakhar capitalised on a huge piece of fortune early in proceedings - he was caught from a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball when on three - but rode his luck to pummel the Indian attack to all parts.
With the ball we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities. The end result was embarrassing. India were 47 for the loss of three wickets after 10 overs. We have practised the same way from the first day we came here. Even today's practice was absolutely similar. They have not just defied logic, they have spat in logic's face, questioned the moral inclinations of its parents, kicked it in the shins, put it in a headlock, strangled it unconscious, then shoved it into the mud ...
I therefore feel we must bat first if we win the toss. "So everyone is aware of the kind of talent they have in their team , and on their day they can beat any side in the world. "We can only control our performances and that is what we are looking to do", he added. As well as Kohli, their top order boasts the likes of dynamic opening pair of Rohit Sharma, fresh from a hundred in a nine-wicket semi-final rout of Bangladesh, and Shikhar Dhawan.
But during this finals series I've found myself supporting any team that came up against the highly-fancied Warriors . "As far as that team, they're going to be here for a while", James said. "They're going to be around for a while". ABC will likely see final adjustments from Nielsen secure the series as its most-watched (on average) in almost 20 years, though the series' conclusion won't reach the highs of last year's Game 7.
Oh, there would be more partying, for sure. Good-looking. Head-turning. Nice if you can get it. And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come. Both Joe Lacob and Peter Guber took the stage before the players spoke. Whatever it is, the big-money contract will be a hefty raise from the $12 million he earned on the way to a 16-1 postseason.
Open wide open and there for the taking. Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn't land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S. Unfortunately for him, a finishing bogey on the 18th, the easiest hole statistically in the championship, meant he is playing catch-up. With no fewer than 34 players under par, unheard of in a US Open where par has so often been king, Harman will feel like the ...
Russian Federation faces a stress test of its readiness to host the 2018 World Cup as the Confederations Cup kicks off Saturday (Sunday in Manila) amid concerns over hooliganism and security. A bombing in the St. Petersburg metro that left 16 dead in April has also triggered fears that a similar attack could hit Russian Federation during the tournament.
It's there that the mistake was made: Hadwin tried to play too flawless of a third shot up toward the raised putting surface. Harman , who is playing his first major since missing the cut in all four in 2015, fired six birdies and one bogey in a 67 to claim pole position in his bid to become the first left-handed victor of the US Open .
According to a report in the Washington Post, the prosecutor has alleged that the player defrauded the Spanish tax authorities over a period of four years through a subterfuge that has been used by other footballers in the past. Cristiano is accused of knowingly using a "business structure" to hide income made from his image rights. Ronaldo had failed to comply with his tax obligations in a manner that was both "voluntary" and " conscious ".
Staying that deep into the red might not prove as easy. Thomas became the fifth player to shoot 63 in the U.S. Open , and the first with a score of 9 under. None has won a major championship yet. I was just happy that I was the one that was able to take advantage of it today. No one had a chance. There were five after Saturday's round.
Matt Holliday to second. CHICAGO - Rockies closer Greg Holland walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning before escaping, and Colorado held off the Chicago Cubs for their season-high sixth win in a row. Caleb Joseph's pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth snapped an 0-for-45 stretch by NY opponents with runners in scoring position, dating to May 31. It was his longest homer, and the catcher became the sixth Yankee to reach double digits in long balls.
Portugal and Mexico are other teams in Group A and will face-off on Sunday, June 18 . So emphatic was the host's performance that the only negative was that they did not win by six or seven goals . (Chile), FOX Broadcasting Company & FOX Sports (USA), Sony Pictures Networks India (India & Surrounding Countries), TF1 - Télévision Francaise 1 SA ( France ), ARD / ZDF (Germany), ITV (UK), SBS Australia (Aus.), SKY Network Television Limited and ( New Zealand ).
The team , which emerges victorious in the final, will take a statistical lead as well. Kohli insist the Pakistan side who broke England's hearts in a crushing semi-final victory are more risky than the team India beat at Edgbaston in the group stage.
Earlier, an official opening ceremony for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation was held in front of packed spectators stands of the newly-built football stadium in the countrys second largest city of St Petersburg . New Zealand's rare forays forward faded as Russian Federation looked to cement the win. Viktor Vasin hit the post , Dmitry Poloz saw a stabbed effort cleared off the line while New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic made numerous saves to keep the ...
A giant screen reports a VAR incident is being reviewed during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. The same two players combined not long afterwards as Ronaldo played a delightful backheel to his teammate but the Besiktas attacker shot wide. He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities.
Brian Harman has a one-shot advantage at 12 under atop a crowded leaderboard. The soft Black Course allowed players to take dead aim, and Barnes opened with rounds of 67 and 65. While Wisconsin native Steve Stricker and 28-year-old superstar Rickie Fowler may be the fan favorites, native Texan and Ryder Cup standout Patrick Reed is earning fans this weekend with his play and his wardrobe.
Though India enjoy an imperious 13-2 advantage over Pakistan as both teams meet up on Sunday within the space of a few days from their last encounter, this could well be the ideal "mauka" (opportunity) Pakistan needed to put the 25-year-long tragedy to rest and turn the page to a cheerful chapter.
At Rancho Mirage in early April, Thompson was given the four-shot penalty with six holes to play in the final round. As a 7-year-old, Justin got to hang out in the clubhouse the day Tiger Woods beat Bob May in a playoff at the 2000 PGA Championship.
Harman has missed just five fairways across three rounds and looked remarkably composed as he completed a 67 on Saturday to secure top spot on the leaderboard . "When you give us soft greens, good greens and not much wind, you know there are going to be some good scores". The leaderboard is flooded with solid players, nearly all of whom are looking for their first major championship victory.
It was his first major assignment as the captain of the national cricket team . The final match is scheduled to be played at The Oval on Sunday at 02:30 PM (PST). The average first-innings score here since the 2015 World Cup is 293; 300-plus scores are far more frequent there than at Edgbaston and Sophia Gardens.
What a fine start this is for Pakistan! . Pakistan have reached a Champions Trophy final for the very first time; they knocked out England in Cardiff by a margin of eight wickets to get there. we've closed the chapter on that". The Indian team , on the other hand, will be looking to continue their dominance in this prestigious competition.
It looks like this summer Cristiano Ronald could actually be leaving Real Madrid. While a return to Manchester United looms large, the Express is reporting Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to pay a world record fee in order to secure the Portuguese international's signature.
Two overs into the match, opener Sharma succumbed to a LBW, whereas skipper and heavy-hitter Kohli was caught out by Shadab Khan, and Dhawan was caught out by Sarfaraz Ahmed. India's Jasprit Bumrah played a big hand in helping Fakhar collar the Indian attack with strokes all around the wicket. "We played like we had nothing to lose, now we are champions", said Sarfraz.
I want that U.S. Open back. "With where I was hitting it", he said with a smile, "I wasn't in the way". The round saw him surge up the leaderboard in a tie for second alongside compatriot Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood on -11.
He floated a wedge shot to three feet to escape with his only bogey of the round. Fowler is sharing a house this week with Thomas, so he said, "I want to hear some stories". That's the lowest differential after 36 holes in the U.S. Open, mainly because until 2012, everyone within 10 shots of the lead made the cut at the U.S.
And while Curry said the Warriors would have to discuss what to do as a team - "We'll handle that accordingly and responsibly", Curry said, "and do the right thing for us individually and as a group" - that he was willing to state his position publicly is a pretty strong indicator of what direction the team's decision is headed.
A few days earlier, they also got hold of the La Liga title, finishing three points above rivals Barcelona , meaning the Duodecima celebrations had to be big and nearly never-ending. "We have the world's best players and plenty of youth". With his back to goal, Mandzukic received the chipped pass from Higuain and used his chest to control the ball before hooking it over his shoulder into the far top corner.
Sure, a screenshot of your Wikipedia page is a little cheesy; then again, when your page has as many accomplishments as McIlroy's, you can do whatever you damn please. Responded Elkington: You're no Nicklaus. Jack [Nicklaus] won 18 [majors] and never mentioned his total cash. "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses...and it's knew...mustn't have taught grammar in the 50's", McIlroy replied.
The second National Basketball Association championship feels drastically different for Curry, because this one was a comeback from a heartbreaking missed opportunity a year ago against James and the Cavaliers when the Warriors knew they should have won it all but squandered a 3-1 lead.
Itoje was one of eight Aviva Premiership Rugby players selected by Gatland, and they all impressed in their bid to nail down a Test jersey. "We have been written off but we have said all along that it's about winning the test series and that's what we're here to do", he said.
Pakistan cricket match either online or on television will have quite a few options to catch one of the world's biggest rivalries and possibly the most-watched game of all time. "On their day they can beat any side in the world", said Kohli of Pakistan . "At the same time, neither are we too intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing".
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Dodgers are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -135 to win, while the Indians are listed with a money line of +115 to prevail. The leading candidate for the National League Rookie of the Year award improved his resume with a go-ahead solo home run off Andrew Miller and a three-run homer off Boone Logan , two of the better matchup lefties in baseball.
Scalise will require additional operations, Sava said, adding that it's hard to predict how long he will be in the hospital. Sava didn't address what organs were damaged. The president says that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". Investigators said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has searched the van, which was parked not far from the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where ...
Considering he will be only 28 and one of the top players at his position, George could be one of the top free agents if he decides to opt out of his contract. Plenty of big moves may be made on the night of the NBA Draft , which is on June 22, but fans should probably not be surprised if one involving Paul George is not among them.
And Curry, too. Even LeBron James , celebrating the fight and brilliance they each demonstrated during an entertaining back-and-forth basketball show in this Finals trilogy. Still, he insisted he had another notch to raise his game, and he certainly found it. James joined up in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh forming a super team there.
That is the brief text message that AS has obtained, sent to Diego Costa by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to inform the striker that he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge . AC Milan are targeting a move for Diego Costa from Chelsea in a deal that would perhaps grab Celtic's attention. "It seems I didn't have a good season".
Every NBA team is looking for more shooters to space the floor. But it was particularly apt on Thursday. On the other hand, ratings were up this year for both finals, perhaps due to the return appearances by three of the four teams. Hey, Slim (referring to Durant). The Warriors were on a cold streak before it happened. Patrons packed BART trains, with many departing at Lake Merritt station, where a chorus of fans chanted, "Warriors", the rallying cry of the day, before heading to the ...
Thomas is one shot back at 11-under after a record-setting 9-under round of 63, the best score to par in a single round in U.S. Open history. The pair sit one shot adrift of leader Brian Harman . "I'm not sure if it was the trousers", Thomas said. "I was glad to hang in there, especially that last group", said Harman , who is playing his first weekend at a U.S.
Defending champions India have been magnificent with the bat, Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma and captain Kohli racking up the runs consistently and with plenty of style. "On their day they can beat any side in the world", the India captain said of Pakistan . "What we are going to try to do is repeat the similar sort of cricket that we have played so far, knowing the strengths and weaknesses they have", Kohli said.
The more cynical among us may have expected the Proteas to fall at the penultimate hurdle of the 2017 Champions Trophy tournament in England , or to lose their nerve in the final itself. It has not had any adverse impact on India's total as yet but can India can afford the same strategy in the final as well? However, it would not be an easy one for the Men in Blue to defend their title as they would face a charged-up and equally confident Pakistan , who surprised everyone by beating ...
Sexton's high kicks caused the Maoris huge problems from the start and led to two Halfpenny penalties after the Lions came charging out of the blocks. The Wales head coach insisted however that he had long planned to bolster his squad for Tuesday's match against the Chiefs , and informed his original 41-man squad back in May.
Azhar also continued his fine form in the tournament, reaching his fifty off 61 balls before he was run out following a mix-up with his partner. "There is no doubt about Rohit's ability and what he brings to the team ", Kohli said. "I want to thank the people of Pakistan for their prayers and the way they have backed the team following consecutive wins", Ahmed said. A 30-second spot during the final to be broadcast by Rupert Murdoch's Star Sports is expected to cost almost 10 ...
The American Ryder Cup star then bagged a trio of birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes to thrust himself into the fray at eight under, three back from Thomas. "I think with everything so large, your target is larger and your misses get even more extreme". For the first time in a major, the top three players in the world all failed to make the cut.
Pakistan would bowl brilliantly restricting the flow of runs and knocking England over for 211, a target they chased easily. Football's equivalent might be a Wembley final of the European Championships between Spain and Germany. Bangladesh sealed their place in the last four with an impressive five-wicket victory over New Zealand in Cardiff . "They showed a lot of composure and patience, and that is always a sign of a side that is mature now, that knows how to win matches from hard ...