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Sports LIONS RUGBY: Peter O'Mahony itching to express himself against New Zealand
Author: 0 LIONS RUGBY: Peter O'Mahony itching to express himself against New Zealand

I came away from the first Test thinking we just didn't play anywhere near our potential, and when I look back over my career now, it remains one of my biggest frustrations. And as the Test series gets under way on Saturday, Lionesses chief Sampson backed Lions boss Warren Gatland to make his leadership qualities count in Auckland .

Sports Los Angeles Clippers Reportedly Eyeing DeAndre Jordan Trade
Author: 0 Los Angeles Clippers Reportedly Eyeing DeAndre Jordan Trade

Center DeAndre Jordan could be a trade chip to change the composition of the roster, and ESPN's Chris Haynes reported this week the Clippers are gauging the trade market for him. DeAndre Jordan's contract is a four-year, $87.6 million deal with possibly two years left on it . In the midst of a frenzy before the 2017 NBA Draft , the Los Angeles Clippers are largely flying under the radar, at least when compared to the enormity of their offseason.

Sports De'Aaron Fox continues lineage of Kentucky stars playing for Kings
Author: 0 De'Aaron Fox continues lineage of Kentucky stars playing for Kings

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was selected with the No. 15 overall pick by Sacramento - which acquired the pick in a trade with Portland - in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Fox boosted his stock when he outplayed UCLA's Lonzo Ball in the Sweet Sixteen, scoring 39 points in a Wildcats win. Mason was a catalyst for the powerhouse Jayhawks this season as he averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Sports Giorgi upsets Svitolina at Birmingham
Author: 0 Giorgi upsets Svitolina at Birmingham

Elina Svitolina , who never expected to be the favourite to win a grass-court tournament, began her bid to justify her elevation to top seed by overcoming Briton Heather Watson in the first round in Birmingham on Monday. The Ukrainian was dumped out by the Italian Camila Giorgi, 4-6, 6-4, 2-6, at the grass court warm-up event and revealed afterward that her foot was causing his discomfort throughout the clash.

Sports Windies name unchanged side for first two ODIs against India
Author: 0 Windies name unchanged side for first two ODIs against India

India's next assignment against the West Indies might be a low-key affair, but the stakes are pretty high for the Virat Kohli-led outfit as far their position in the ICC ODI rankings are concerned. Indian fans mood is not looking good and Kohli and his players need to show some unbelievable cricketing action, though it will not do much. "I am absolutely certain that the players are committed to playing their best", said the captain.

Author: 0 AB de Villiers' thoughts: I'm still the man to lead the Proteas

To what should be grabbing the nationwide attention, the South African-Ind faceoff, contrary to it happened, the recent quarrel between the captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble has dominated the headlines.From South Africa , Faf du Plessis is going to give ideal hit to Indian Cricket team.

Sports Rising America's Cup demands draw Olympic pedigree
Author: 0 Rising America's Cup demands draw Olympic pedigree

Among the six teams vying for the oldest trophy in global sport in Bermuda this month, 26 crew members have competed in the Olympics, many winning medals in sailing and others in sports such as rowing and cycling. Burling said the capsize will be in the back of his mind for a long time. But the third race of the day ended early for Artemis , as Emirates Team NZ slipped into the lead and Outteridge slid off his boat, as he transitioned across hulls.

Sports America's Cup: Team NZ helmsman Peter Burling - We can't stand still
Author: 0 America's Cup: Team NZ helmsman Peter Burling - We can't stand still

Both cartoons were drawn by San Francisco artist Elena Achilli, the first one apparently after Spithill skippered Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest comebacks in sports by winning eight straight races after being down 8-1 in 2013 on San Francisco Bay to retain the oldest trophy in worldwide sports.

Sports Germany shows its youth at Confederations Cup, beats Australia anyway
Author: 0 Germany shows its youth at Confederations Cup, beats Australia anyway

Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka both scored their first worldwide goals, though goalkeeper Bernd Leno's two blunders made the game a little close for comfort. The reigning World Cup champions are without the likes of Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller for the tournament in Russia Russia, with Low experimenting to find a team for the future.

Sports Ducks' Stoner, Kings' McNabb Go To Golden Knights
Author: 0 Ducks' Stoner, Kings' McNabb Go To Golden Knights

The Golden Knights selected James Neal from Nashville, Deryk Engelland from Calgary, David Perron from St. Louis and Chris Thorburn from Winnipeg. "What surprised me was the quality of some of our forwards that we were able to get out of this situation", Foley said. The Western Conference-champion Nashville Predators open the season October 5 at Boston.

Sports Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. Representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is now considering leaving the country to play elsewhere.

Author: 0 Halep, Teenager Ostapenko Advance to French Final, No. 1 on the Line

I was just trying to stay aggressive and to go for a shot when I could. But it was her response to being pegged back in the second set that truly won over the Roland Garros crowd, with Ostapenko's power game proving too much for her Swiss opponent as she broke twice to win the deciding set 6-3.

Sports Pacers, Lakers involved in trade talks for Paul George
Author: 0 Pacers, Lakers involved in trade talks for Paul George

In any potential trade of George, the Pacers will understandably want a substantial return in the form of young, talented prospects or draft picks or both. In seven season with the Pacers, George averages 18.1 points per game. Had George been named All-NBA on the first, second or third teams - as voted on my members of the media - he would've been eligible for a designated veteran's max, allowing him to receive a five-year, $207 million deal from the Pacers.

Author: 0 Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

Spain's counsel, Mourinho gave tax evasion (2011 and 2012) tax in two stages while being coach of Real Madrid (2011 and 2012). Fresh reports suggest that Real's all-time leading scorer has since calmed down and will now stay in the Spanish capital after talks with his club president, Florentino Perez.

Sports Nets trade veteran Brook Lopez and first round draft pick to Lakers
Author: 0 Nets trade veteran Brook Lopez and first round draft pick to Lakers

The 76ers moved into the top spot Monday by sending the third overall pick this year and a first-round pick in either 2018 or 2019 to the Boston Celtics . Washington's Markelle Fultz poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. The former Washington star had promised to make a shoe statement.

Author: 0 Canadian Grand Prix 2017

There was no talk of underdogs at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes to a first one-two finish of the season in a flawless response to Ferrari's Monaco domination. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing finished third. The race delivered immediate drama. It was the fastest qualifying lap ever at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the pace that won him last year's pole and even one second better than Vettel ran in his Ferrari ...

Sports O'Mahony to lead Lions against All Blacks
Author: 0 O'Mahony to lead Lions against All Blacks

Yes, there will be because they are humans, just like both teams will make mistakes themselves. In the back three, fullback Liam Williams and winger Elliot Daly retain their roles from Tuesday's win over the Chiefs , despite the short turnaround.

Sports Liverpool reject £11m Alberto Moreno transfer bid from Napoli
Author: 0 Liverpool reject £11m Alberto Moreno transfer bid from Napoli

Liverpool have turned down an £11m bid from Napoli for left-back Alberto Moreno , according to the Liverpool Echo . In Spain, former club Sevilla are also looking at re-signing him while Atletico Madrid made a loan request in January which Liverpool duly rejected .

Sports Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate
Author: 0 Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate

Three Lions substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set the visitors on course for a World Cup qualifying victory with a 70th-minute opener. To score that goal - it has been a while since I scored a goal for England . "When we went 2-1 down a few lads could have been on their knees". The 114th meeting of worldwide football's oldest rivals initially looked to be going the visitors' way after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hushed the Hampden roar.

Author: 0 Justice for Otto Warmbier

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH examined the 22-year-old's body after his death Monday, and honored his family's wish not to have an autopsy . The 22-year-old died Monday after coming home in a coma from North Korea last week. Officials and experts have been saying for months that North Korea could conduct a sixth nuclear test at any time, and satellite images periodically show such movements.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Wins 10th French Open, 15th Grand Slam Title

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. Meanwhile while looking back at the magical clay court season when he won a 10 title at Monte Carlo and Barcelona and a fifth at Madrid, before achieving the La Decima at Roland Garros , the Spaniard finally admitted that winning the French Open for the 10 time had indeed been "special".

Author: 0 Tax problems? What problems? Ronaldo scores in Portugal win

Fernando Santos , Portugal's coach, whom led them to victory in last year's European Championships understands that they have a tough match ahead of them but is convinced that they will prevail. Portugal's win came at a cost though, as Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro had to be helped off on 65 minutes with a suspected broken leg.

Author: 0 NBA Draft: The Boston Celtics should not draft Jayson Tatum

The Celtics already boast leading scorer Isaiah Thomas at point guard and they are set to obtain a top player plus gain another likely high pick in 2018 or 2019. The bad news for the Celtics is the Pelicans aren't going to trade their best player after making a trade to acquire DeMarcus Cousins last February.

Author: 0 Over 30000 spectators travel between Confed Cup host cities for free

Fernando Santos' men now meet New Zealand on Saturday in their final game of the group stage, while Russian Federation face Mexico on matchday three. Portugal , the reigning European champions, will start with the slight edge, but if they go into the game overconfident they could very lose. "The situation in which Carlos Salcedo was left on the ground gave them a goal scoring chance", added the Colombian.

Sports Spurs Shopping LaMarcus Aldridge
Author: 0 Spurs Shopping LaMarcus Aldridge

Wright indicating that the Spurs are shopping LaMarcus Aldridge around the league in hopes of acquiring a lottery pick in return. Former All-Star forward David, 34, is expected to opt out of a deal that would bring him $1.6 million next season in a similar move.

Sports The Report: Markelle Fultz Will Be Drafted By Philadelphia
Author: 0 The Report: Markelle Fultz Will Be Drafted By Philadelphia

Ainge felt comfortable dealing the No. 1 pick knowing he could still land a wing - either Tatum or Kansas' Josh Jackson (who has not worked out for Boston) - at No. "We are not pledging anything that mortgages our future", Colangelo said. "We're going to get ours tomorrow". Of the 20 players expected to be in the green room, 13 were college one-and-dones.

Sports Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI
Author: 0 Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was struck in the hip during the shooting , remains hospitalized in fair condition . Then, on April 15, he took pictures of the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, which is where the practice was held, but investigators do not think the photographs represent surveillance of intended targets.

Author: 0 Ostapenko edges battle of birthday girls to reach final

Besides bidding for a spot in the final, second-seeded Pliskova knows she will replace Angelique Kerber as the world No. 1 by downing third-seeded Halep, the in-form women's player on clay. Right from the off Ostapenko showed her confident best, crunching victor after winner, interspersed with unforced errors . I love to play here, I love you guys, you're wonderful.

Author: 0 Mexico fans warned over homophobic chant

The New Zealand and Leeds United striker proceeded to put his side in front shortly before the break, and could have doubled his tally before half time . "But we were better, we had more chances", he said. Ronaldo was the only one who could breach the goal of Igor Afinkeev, the Russian goalkeeper who marked his 100th cap Wednesday by making five strong saves.

Author: 0 Ronaldo exit: Perez's interview may keep player in Real Madrid

Ronaldo has been with Real Madrid since 2009 but is linked with a return to United nearly on a yearly basis. Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal global scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus .

Author: 0 From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo no longer wants to leave Real Madrid

And he is beginning to think about staying put at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. "Not I nor anyone at Madrid is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club". Perez's radio interview came hours after the 70-year-old businessman was reelected to a fifth four- year term as Madrid's president. Irked by the tax evasion case, Ronaldo reportedly feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should.

Sports Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup

The 34-page report "Red Card: Exploitation of Construction Workers on World Cup Sites in Russian Federation", documents how workers on six World Cup stadium construction sites faced unpaid wages either in full or part, several months' delays in payment of wages, work in temperatures as cold as -25 degrees Celsius without sufficient protections, and employers' failure to provide work contracts required for legal employment.

Author: 0 Point guards available as early picks in NBA draft

Even though the Indiana Pacers' star would likely sign with the team as a free agent, L.A.is hoping to acquire George before a team like the Cleveland Cavaliers does, allowing them to offer him more money in free agency. His jumper looks weird, and his solid college percentage was also a smallish sample size. Smith is more of a combo guard than a true point guard, so Boston could be interested in him playing alongside Isaiah Thomas in the backcourt.

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho and Ronaldo are among seven clients of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes who have been investigated for possible tax fraud. Mourinho allegedly committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, according to Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office.

Sports IT export may grow at 8%; 1.5 lakh jobs in offing: Nasscom
Author: 0 IT export may grow at 8%; 1.5 lakh jobs in offing: Nasscom

While Nasscom agreed that the sector was experiencing a lot of uncertainties, thanks to Britain's exit from the EU ( Brexit ), visa issues among several others, domestic IT services revenue is being expected to grow at 10-11 percent this fiscal, as the industry is well on its way on a transformational journey, with over 8000 firms offering digital solutions.

Sports Nadal to miss Queen's Club tournament to rest
Author: 0 Nadal to miss Queen's Club tournament to rest

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. The 31-year-old Spaniard has had a dominant claycourt season, claiming a record 10th French Open crown on Sunday to earn his 15th Grand Slam title. He lost to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final in January. Wilander said Nadal's resurgence since pulling out of the French Open a year ago with a wrist injury-he also reached the Australian Open final and is back at number two in the rankings-is down to former world ...

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton WINS Canadian Grand Prix in a Mercedes One-Two - Vettel 4th

MONTREAL (AP) - Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday for the sixth time and the third year in a row. The German manufacturer's race was made easier by a troubled outing for Ferrari , as championship leader Sebastian Vettel could only recover to fourth after opening-lap front wing damage - and teammate Kimi Raikkonen had to settle for seventh due to late-race brake woes.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew

A personnel change at the break seemed to help Australia , as Massimo Luongo , who gave away a penalty on a night to forget, was substituted for Robbie Kruse , allowing Aaron Mooy to sit deeper and have more time on the ball. "They've stated that they want to win a World Cup in 12 months time and this is part of their preparation for it". The Socceroos did level matters against the run of play in the 41st minute courtesy of a close range effort from Tom Rogic.

Sports Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

Following the tax allegations, Cristiano Ronaldo put out a lengthy and strongly worded statement defending himself. "It is a personal decision and if a person really wants something to happen then it will end up happening, but I see it as unlikely", added Figo, who played at the Bernabeu between 2000 and 2005.

Sports Intel chiefs say Trump suggested they refute Russian collusion
Author: 0 Intel chiefs say Trump suggested they refute Russian collusion

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers reportedly told this to both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and investigators for the Senate Intelligence Committee, shedding light on their awkward refusals to reveal conversations with Trump at a Senate testimony earlier this month.

Sports BCCI to have final say on bilaterals, ICC's Strategic Working Group
Author: 0 BCCI to have final say on bilaterals, ICC's Strategic Working Group

Amidst the drama that is unfolding in the Indian cricket team at the moment with regards to the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga, an old issue regarding the revenue sharing model has seemed to come to the fore once again. They are followed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, which will pocket Dollars 139 million. Not only the permanent members, the Associates too have suffered a cut and a cut of United States dollars 40 million.

Author: 0 Oilers deal Jordan Eberle to Islanders for Ryan Strome

Eberle has two years left on his contract at $6 million per. "Jordan brings leadership and experience into our room", Snow said, "qualities that will continue to help us build towards our goals of being a consistent playoff contender and winning the Stanley Cup".

Sports Formula One: French Grand Prix returns in 2018
Author: 0 Formula One: French Grand Prix returns in 2018

Is China finally set to give up on Formula One and scrap its Shanghai grand prix? Juss Event CEO Jiang Lan said during this year's race that he saw no reason why the contract should not be extended. The 2018 F1 season will boast 21 Grands Prix, equaling the record for the most number of races in a year. But organisers said a slowing economic climate has seen daily attendance slump to 73,000 past year from 87,000 in 2015.

Sports English Football Association ends sponsorship deal with betting companies
Author: 0 English Football Association ends sponsorship deal with betting companies

Greg Clarke , the FA chairman, ordered a review into whether it was right for the governing body to accept money from betting firms when it is also responsible for regulating sports betting . Football's relationship with gambling has come under recent scrutiny, with midfielder Joey Barton criticising the FA's "dependence on betting companies" .

Sports Boston Celtics mock draft 4.0: Selecting the next big star
Author: 0 Boston Celtics mock draft 4.0: Selecting the next big star

They are three perennial all-star talents who fit the drive-and-kick, up-tempo modern game. Even if a trade involving a star doesn't develop during this year's draft, the Celtics would likely be making two top-3 selections in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft that could become future National Basketball Association superstars.

Sports EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration
Author: 0 EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

Davis, a veteran campaigner against European Union membership, said he sought quick and substantive progress in what is scheduled to be a two-year negotiation before Britain leaves the EU. Time is pressing. After Britain's June 23, 2016 referendum to leave the bloc, the other 27 nations wanted to start the exit talks as soon as possible so they could work on their own futures, but Britain long seemed dazed by its own momentous move.

Sports Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief
Author: 0 Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief

The Pakistan army on Thursday announced that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav , awaiting death sentence in its country, has filed a mercy petition before its chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa . Gen. Ghafoor also posted a second confessional video of Jadhav on June 22 in which he "reaffirmed his confession to spread terrorism in Balochistan".