Sports All Blacks captain Kieran Read reaches new heights against Lions
Author: 0 All Blacks captain Kieran Read reaches new heights against Lions

Both had no doubt that while the All Blacks now hold a vital advantage a week out from the second test at Wellington, the series is far from over. The world champion All Blacks , who have had only one match together in preparation - an impressive 78-0 win over Samoa - are only likely to improve in tests two and three.

Sports New Zealand easily beat British & Irish Lions in first test match
Author: 0 New Zealand easily beat British & Irish Lions in first test match

Gatland has developed the Lions style seemingly with the specific intention of blunting the All Blacks' attacking game and it's unlikely he will depart from it in the first test at Eden Park . Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ".

Sports David Ortiz now has a street named after him near Fenway Park
Author: 0 David Ortiz now has a street named after him near Fenway Park

Ortiz won three World Series titles with the Red Sox during his career, including the 2004 championship, which was Boston's first since 1918. "But to be honest with you, I never thought I'd have a chance to hit the ball out there". "You're family and it'll be like that till the day we die". But I thank God even more for giving me the family and what I came from, who teach me how to try to do everything the right way.

Sports US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short
Author: 0 US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short

Matsuyama equaled Isao Aoki's record for the best finish by a Japanese man in any of the four majors. "You don't get many rounds at the U.S. Open that are stress-free", Fowler said . Open, his first ever #major victory . Unable to get up and down Harman bogeyed to leave Koepka clear on 13 under. BROOKS KOEPKA , a golfer who many said would be a future major champion, fulfilled his destiny by winning the US Open at Erin Hills after a phone call from defending champion Dustin Johnson.

Author: 0 Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

The home side lost their composure, playing over-conservatively but still coming up with unnecessary mistakes - with Hayne a serial offender - and giving away penalties to repeatedly invite the Maroons closer to another great escape. "I would say (they will target our forwards), it'd be silly for them not to given the way they played, but if they want to just go and focus on those guys, we've got a lot of other guys in our team that can do damage as well".

Sports All Blacks hooker Dane Coles to miss Lions series
Author: 0 All Blacks hooker Dane Coles to miss Lions series

But he rated the first Test of this Lions series as "probably the most important right now" in his illustrious career. It started with a Liam Williams break, the fullback leaving Sonny Bill Williams clutching at air as he steamed into open play and found Daly, who offloaded to Davies, who found a lovely support line from Sean O'Brien for a stunning try .That left the score at 13-8 as both teams headed for the sheds, the game poised for a fantastic final 40 minutes.

Sports Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth in semi-final, PV Sindhu crashes out
Author: 0 Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth in semi-final, PV Sindhu crashes out

Men's singles: Kidambi Srikanth bt B Sai Praneeth 25-23, 21-17. After extending the lead to 20-17, he squandered three game points as Praneeth leveled at 20-20. The final game was again a close contest with both players trying to outwit each other. Sindhu won the opening game in just 15 minutes and it looked like she was ready to cause an upset by beating Tai.

Author: 0 De'Aaron Fox could emerge as best point guard in NBA Draft

While catching up with TMZ Sports , LaVar showed the utmost confidence that he knows exactly what will happen when the Lakers are on the clock. It's fun to me and I know it's going to be fun here. We want to thank him for what he did for us, but what I needed was a leader. In particular, Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka foresee Ball making an immediate impact by unlocking his teammates' potential through his passing.

Author: 0 Prosecutors accuse Mourinho of $3.7 million tax fraud

On Tuesday, June 20, Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial reported that Ronaldo will testify in court on the tax allegations on July 31. Revelations from the whistleblowing website Football Leaks have lifted the veil on the practices supposedly used by Mendes to optimise often enormous earnings from image rights by his clients.

Author: 0 Nathan Outteridge says Iain Percy's words of wisdom sparked America's Cup comeback

Artemis is through to face Team New Zealand in the America's Cup challenger finals. "It's really easy to get a lit bit caught up in the battle and forget the actual details needed to sail well", Outteridge said. Emirates Team New Zealand successfully harnessed the power of rower Rob Waddell, who won gold in the single sculls in Sydney in 2000, as a grinder. Divers couldn't find any damage, but Barker said the team lost valuable preparation time.

Sports America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA
Author: 0 America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA

But Emirates Team New Zealand was able to live with Oracle Team USA , and after both boats flew to mark 1 nearly level the Kiwi yacht found a click more pace to take the lead. But asked point blank if Team USA have a second boat, Spithill would neither confirm nor deny. “Its pretty obvious these guys [Team New Zealand] are faster and we need to make some serious changes.”.

Sports Donovan Mitchell drafted 13th in the 2017 NBA Draft
Author: 0 Donovan Mitchell drafted 13th in the 2017 NBA Draft

Louisville has produced 24 first-round NBA Draft choices, including 11 in the top ten and five among the top three picks (Pervis Ellison first in 1989; Wes Unseld second in 1968; Darrell Griffith second in 1980; Charlie Tyra second in 1957; Rodney McCray third in 1983).

Sports ICC backs World XI games in Lahore
Author: 0 ICC backs World XI games in Lahore

Sana's Pakistan have never qualified for the semi-final of a major ICC tournament but she is optimistic of her team's chances in the 2017 Women's World Cup . You can try your hand with the bat as the doodle allows you to play a game of cricket yourself. Led by Meg Lanning, an outstanding batter in the women's game now, Australia will be looking to win its seventh title in a tournament that features the world's top eight IDI sides.

Author: 0 Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

Like Brown, Jackson will have to work for his playing time. In Jackson, Graham sees numerous same traits as Mason - athleticism and an impressive will to win. He has frequently been linked to the Celtics because of his close ties to Stevens, who coached him in college at Butler University. Fultz is the consensus top prospect in this draft, and potentially could've been the superstar that could lead the Celtics for years to come.

Author: 0 Lions suffer chastening defeat to New Zealand in first Test

The All Blacks became notably more direct in the second-half, most likely as a deliberate change of tactics to counter the Lions' defensive line speed rather than a reaction to the arrival of the rain. "I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ", Gatland said. The world champions produced a performance of real grit and character to subdue a Lions surge around halftime before racing away to extend their winning streak at their ...

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes turned a corner with Canadian Grand Prix win

Hamilton led every lap from pole, setting the fastest lap late in the race, finishing ahead of Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes claimed its first 1-2 finish of 2017. Sainz caused an opening lap crash with Massa, bringing out the safety auto, and will carry a three-place grid penalty over to the next race in Azerbaijan.

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

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal against Juventus during their Uefa Champions League Final match at The National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff June 3, 2017. The two overlapped at Real Madrid from 2010-2013, winning one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey. The Portuguese football star is set to take on Russian Federation as it hosts the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday, but his mind might be on being called to testifty before a Spanish judge on ...

Sports Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal
Author: 0 Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

Carr was delighted to get this settled before training camp, happy to be tied to this franchise through 2022, relatively pleased that it's the richest deal in National Football League history (and quite OK knowing that it'll nearly certainly be topped very soon), and excited about what good he and his family can do with the money.

Sports Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Suns
Author: 0 Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Suns

But when I look at Phoenix and I see that they are so young and kind of need a 3, somebody to come in and play that 3 spot, and I feel like that's my favorite position to play. "It's going to make us a really special team down the road", Jackson said. "I did", he said. I did. I admitted to it from Day One when it was brought up.

Author: 0 Di Maria fined €2m in tax fraud

Other prominent football figures have been accused of tax fraud in Spain in recent months. After dominating the game in the Spartak Stadium, Ronaldo was named as the sponsors' man of the match, which obliged the former Manchester United star to attend a news conference after the final whistle.

Author: 0 South Africa fight back to level T20 series against England

Cue wild celebrations from the 22-year-old. Liam Livingstone , who was making his debut for the hosts, was run out for 16 with two balls remaining meaning that England needed eight to win from the final two deliveries. But when he chipped a full, inswinging delivery from the excellent Chris Morris to mid-on, it initiated a collapse that saw England lose five wickets for 42 runs in the next six overs.

Sports Confederations Cup: Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia
Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia

Portugal's opening day draw with Mexico in Kazan, and Mexico's narrow win over New Zealand in Sochi, means the two teams are the joint group leaders and level on four points, with only the group winners and runners-up advancing to the semifinal stage.

Sports Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade
Author: 0 Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

Jackson, who played one year at Duke after being named a McDonalds All-American in high school , was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 31st overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday night. With the hope that Jackson can turn into an NBA All-Star, the Suns are confident that Jackson will be able to fix any flaws with his jump shot. The Celtics will likely head into next season with Tatum as their main addition from the draft, and the big free ...

Author: 0 The 10 Worst Top-5 Picks in the NBA Draft's Lottery Era

We know now that it'll be Tatum in green, with Jackson going to Phoenix at No. 4. "This has always been a dream of mine". "Went at a high tempo, but when he missed a shot he never showed anything but resolve to make the next one". "It was a tough choice to leave Duke". "I just can't wait to go out and prove it". After missing the first eight games of the year with a left foot sprain, the 6-foot-9 forward turned into an elite scorer in his lone season of college, averaging 16.8 points per game.

Author: 0 Di Maria sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of taxes worth excess of £13 million ($AU22m) between 2011 and 2014. The Argentine winger admitted of evading tax after a settlement was agreed between the former Real Madrid midfielder's lawyers and the public prosecutor on Wednesday (June 21 ).

Author: 0 Hate group rallies against Islamic law in dozens of United States cities

In Austin, dozens of anti-Sharia protesters carried American flags and signs claiming that Islam "enslaves women" and is a "death cult". In many cities, the ACT protestors were outnumbered by counter protestors who said the protests were fueling racism and anti-Islamic hatred.

Author: 0 Roy's bizarre exit turns 2nd T20 South Africa's way

Liam Dawson found the boundary for four runs to take the game to the final ball, but Phehlukwayo produced another yorker to deny Dawson and set up a decider in Cardiff on Sunday. " Everyone in the changing room thought it could go either way so it's not massively controversial ". [Roy dismissal?] I think it's a 50-50 call, you can see both sides.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball Rumored as Suns' Draft Target, Talking Trade with Lakers, Celtics

Lonzo Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the second overall pick in the NBA Draft . Ball's remarkable passing game could be valuable and translate well at the next level. Russell may have also taken a jab at Lonzo Ball through Twitter in May. Here's three teams that could pick him up on draft night. It feels a lot like trading away a mass of draft picks in 2012 for a broken down Steve Nash and one year of Dwight Howard, then striking out with LeBron James , Carmelo ...

Author: 0 Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick

The European movement continues for the New York Knicks . "The new song has been a rousing audience favorite at JD & The Straight Shot shows". It was anything but calm leading in the final days, but Kristaps Porzingis remained with the New York Knicks after the team selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth-overall pick of the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball heads to Lakers as No. 2 overall pick

LaVar Ball had said his son would only play for the Lakers , and it was clear that would happen when Lonzo got a phone call with the Lakers on the clock. Twice his son got outplayed. "Hey man, LeBron , I like to win and I know you like to win", he said. He's always been there for him. Once LA had the no.

Author: 0 Ronaldo to testify over allegation

Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano , among others, have already been convicted. Ronaldo has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances for Real Madrid since joining the Madrid giants from Man United in the summer of 2009. Di Maria admitted to hiding €1.3 million in tax from the Spanish finance ministry over two years, 2012 and 2013. The agency published copies of the certificates.

Author: 0 Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Ronaldo , who played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain. In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.

Sports British tennis player Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine
Author: 0 British tennis player Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

He said: " I made a mistake and I must face up to it ". How is cocaine regarded by doping authorities? The world No 50 claimed on Friday that he had taken the recreational drug out-of-competition for reasons "completely unrelated to tennis", the Independent reported.

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

The list includes Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria , Pepe , Fabio Coentrao and Radamel Falcao . A statement released on his behalf said he "has not received any notification". Ronaldo, through his personal branding agent Jorge Mendes - who also represents Mourinho in offering to public and private organizations the for-profit right to use his image in advertisements - has denied any wrongdoing.

Sports Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3-million tax fraud
Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3-million tax fraud

Ronaldo is now playing for Portugal at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo calls for referee's attention during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Author: 0 Devils take Swiss center at No. 1

Hischier spent last season with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. If Devils general manager Ray Shero knows which player he will select, he is hiding it well. The 18-year-old Patrick , a Winnipeg, Manitoba, native whose father Steve and uncle James played in the NHL , held the top spot in the NHL Central Scouting Department's final rankings in April.

Sports Worry no more: Warriors win NBA Championship
Author: 0 Worry no more: Warriors win NBA Championship

Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors was the cause of much controversy during the past calendar year, dealing with arduous criticism from the fans and the media, some claiming that he hopped into the bandwagon to finally get a shot at his first National Basketball Association title.

Author: 0 Big Baller Brand takes center stage at National Basketball Association draft

Ball, a Chino Hills native who excelled in his one year with the Bruins, had been widely projected by most experts as the team's likely pick with the No. "Any added pressure I wouldn't want to put on my son by making him a a target". Some experts say this draft rivals the highly touted 1996 and 2003 drafts.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Russia waltz to victory in tournament curtain-raiser

The former Russian worldwide goalkeeper has set his squad the ambitious task of winning the Confederations Cup, a tournament that serves as a tune-up for next year's World Cup. "We can take confidence that we played Mexico past year and did very well (a 2-1 loss), we know that team well and we have an extra day to recover than them".

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata agrees to join Manchester United

United have released Zlatan Ibrahimovic and could lose Wayne Rooney this summer, making the signing of centre forward a priority for the English giants. "Which is normal for an attacker who has scored 19 goals", he said. His buyout clause in his new Bernabeu contract was set at €75 million and he went on to score 20 goals in 43 matches.

Author: 0 Ball stays in LA, goes to Lakers with number two pick

The Lakers mostly made that move to shed Mozgov's salary (three years, $48 million), acquire a promising center (Lopez) and secure a draft pick that became Utah forward Kyle Kuzma. He makes everyone around him better . Pelinka mentioned Steve Nash and Jason Kidd when discussing Ball, but he also brought up the names of two other athletes: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers .

Author: 0 Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

Today, Hot New Hip Hop reported on Ball's " shocking " prediction for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, "I'm going to tell you what: Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year". The President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson made the decision to go with Ball and was very excited to have the pleasure of introducing the Lakers' newest top draft pick.

Sports Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud
Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud

Ronaldo is accused of knowingly using a "business structure" to hide income made from his image rights. On Tuesday, the state prosecutor cited the verdict against Messi as precedent for the case against Ronaldo. Ronaldo's agency, GestiFute , had previously maintained he was up to date on his taxes. Cristiano Ronaldo in tax trouble? The prosecutors office categorized Ronaldo's failure to pay taxes as "voluntary" and " conscious ".

Author: 0 Canaccord Genuity Trims Hydrodec Group plc (HYR) Target Price to GBX 4

About 4,538 shares traded. Legal General Group Public Limited Company has invested 0.03% in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG). It has outperformed by 126.55% the S&P500. Dodge & Cox decreased Royal Dutch Shell Plc stake by 3.04M shares to 6.15M valued at $334.43M in 2016Q4. California Employees Retirement Systems reported 1.12 million shares stake.

Sports PSG would pay $151 million to Monaco for Kylian Mbappe
Author: 0 PSG would pay $151 million to Monaco for Kylian Mbappe

While Mbappe does seem to offer everything Arsenal need in a striker, the price tag alone might cause them to lose out on a deal. If he does, Liverpool are ready to enter the bidding, although no official move has been made yet. - Chelsea remain confident of agreeing to a new contract with Thibaut Courtois , according to the Daily Mail , but talks are now on hold. Andre Gomes is set to stay in Spain though, according to The Sun , after Barcelona rejected Manchester United's £31m offer ...

Sports Barcelona target Verratti tells PSG: I'll stay if you buy champions
Author: 0 Barcelona target Verratti tells PSG: I'll stay if you buy champions

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has reportedly rejected a contract worth over £8million a year at the club as he looks to force a transfer to Barcelona . Verratti's future at PSG has been subject to much speculation since it emerged earlier this month that he wants to leave the Parisians after an underwhelming domestic and European campaign.

Sports Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes
Author: 0 Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

Perez's crash resulted in the session being delayed for more than 10 minutes as the circuit's marshals removed his stricken vehicle and cleared the track of debris. MP Motorsport's Jordan King came in second (1:54.308), while Russian Time pilot, Luca Ghiotto came in third (1:54.734). With 20 minutes left, the red flag halted the session after Perez mangled both wheels on the right side of his auto snaking through into a tight Turn 8.

Author: 0 Pac-12 flavor expected at top of the NBA draft tonight

LaVar Ball has been making big claims about his sons' abilities since the day they were born. That's been the dream scenario for the entire Ball family ever since Lonzo showed the first inklings of world-class talent. The 21-year-old has a unique skill set at his size standing at 6-foot-9 and 221 pounds while showing some ball-handling ability and displayed physicality on both ends of the floor.