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Hogg focused on starting first Lions test against the All Blacks

Having initially been left devastated in missing selection, Best was then called up to the squad when England hooker Dylan Hartley was withdrawn after an 11-week suspension for swearing at a referee during the England Premiership Final. Yet there are some significant absentees, the most notable of which sees their captain Hartley overlooked in favour of his worldwide understudy Jamie George, who travels as one of three hookers alongside Rory Best and Ken Owens despite never having started ... Read More

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Clippers Find Ways To Expose Gobert-Less Jazz

That's what we need. "Whether we make them or miss them, defensively is where we make our money and that's why we're a good team". Paul rattled off 10 straight Los Angeles points, drawing the Clippers to 90-89 on a 3-pointer. LOS ANGELES Whether he pulled up for a shot, set up a teammate or warded off his defender with his ball-handling skills, Clippers guard Chris Paul had one thought racing through his mind. Read More

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Blake Griffin debuts the Jordan Super.Fly 6 in the playoffs

Blake Griffin debuts the Jordan Super.Fly 6 in the playoffs

He was the Clippers' leading scorer and second-leading rebounder this season, averaging 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. But he wasn't about to claim all the credit for his team's victory. found out on Saturday it will be without Blake Griffin for the remainder of the postseason after he suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his big right toe in Game 3. Read More

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Barcelona leaves Neymar out of 'clasico' against Madrid

Sergio Ramos picked up the 22nd red card of his Real Madrid career during tonight's Clasico - and no, that is not a typo. "Playing to push up when we have 10 men is risky and there was room for us to do something else". I'm Oliver Emmerson and I'll be your host for the evening, so stick with me as we get into it, with one of the biggest games in world football. But Barcelona made a late appeal to Spain's Court of Arbitration for Sport [TAD] in an attempt to suspend the sentence for the ... Read More

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Chelsea's Kante named PFA player of the year

N'Golo Kante has been named the PFA Players' Player of the Year after a formidable debut season at Chelsea, while Dele Alli of Tottenham has retained the Young Player of the Year award. His incessant running, telepathic knowledge of the ball's path and underrated skill at keeping play ticking over have been of paramount importance to Antonio Conte's 3-4-2-1 formation, and his versatility and ability to form partnerships with both Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas have given the Italian manager ... Read More

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Kolkata beats Kings XI 8th straight time to leads IPL

Kolkata beats Kings XI 8th straight time to leads IPL

While Pant's half-century in the first match , though in a losing cause, can not be ignored, it was Samson's 102 and Morris' incredible 9-ball 38 cameo down the order that set the tone for Delhi as they posted a huge 97-run win over Pune. The KXIP captain signalled intent immediately when he punished Chawla in the tenth over, hitting the leggie for a six and two boundaries. Delhi is most likely to play with the same line up whereas for Kolkata Shakib al Hasan may come in place of Chris ... Read More

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Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

Kerr was not on the sidelines for the Warriors' 119-113 victory on Saturday that gave them a 3-0 series lead. Mike Brown will serve as acting coach. Kerr works out daily and does yoga to help control the symptoms. Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. Read More

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Euro Rallies Against Dollar on Early Results of French Vote 1st Round

Euro Rallies Against Dollar on Early Results of French Vote 1st Round

Defeated conservative candidate Francois Fillon said he would vote for Mr Macron on May 7 because Ms Le Pen's programme "would bankrupt France" and throw the European Union into chaos. Macron has never held elected office. The euro rose to its maximum against the dollar since November 2016, as the early results of the first round of the French presidential election indicated that centrist Emmanuel Macron would make it to the run-off. Read More

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Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs

Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs

Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins , and Boston got goals from Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron . "I think Claesson's played really good for us", said Boucher. Stafford scored on the power play for the Bruins to give them the lead, but in the end in the Senators made them play. They went 18-8 after Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien, but lost their last two to finish third - behind Ottawa - in the Atlantic Division. Read More

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Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs

Gobert was upgraded to questionable for Game 4, Jazz coach Quin Snyder told reporters Sunday at the team's mid-day shootaround. But Los Angeles shot 44 percent from the field, compared to 54.1 percent for Utah. Insiders expected Paul to return on a five-year max contract worth in excess of US$200 million (AU$265 million). "The game plan will obviously be a little different, but we've still got to come prepared to play", Jazz forward Joe Johnson said. Read More

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LeBron James helps Cavs erase record playoff halftime deficit

LeBron James helps Cavs erase record playoff halftime deficit

James needs one more victory to become the first player to win 21 consecutive first-round games since the current playoff format began in 1984. "I didn't know it was the biggest comeback or things of that nature", James said. You just don't come back from 26-point deficits, especially on the road during the freaking playoffs! Lance Stephenson led IN with 22 points, Myles Turner had 20 and George finished with 15 on only 5-of- 21 shooting. Read More

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Bopanna/Cuevas lift Monte Carlo Masters title

The final is the first of the season for Bopanna and Cuevas together and the third overall for Bopanna, the Indian having won the Chennai Open in January with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and having lost in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, in which he teamed up with Poland's Marcin Matkowski. Read More

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Slaven Bilic could drop goalkeeper Darren Randolph for Everton clash

Whoever lines up in goal will be facing the daunting task of stopping Romelu Lukaku , the striker who can not stop scoring against West Ham . "I certainly think Everton are geared up for success". The Frenchman made penetrative runs forward and caused the Toffees problems. Slaven Bilic's men went into the game with a awful playing record against Romelu Lukaku , who had scored in his previous nine appearances against the London side. Read More

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Warriors put Blazers on the brink

Warriors put Blazers on the brink

The Warriors were 15-4 without Durant in the regular season, including a 14-game win streak in March and April. Assistant Mike Brown acted as head coach and will do the same on Monday. Small forward, Kevin Durant, will sit out Game 3 due to a left calf strain. "Rehab, rehab, rehab. Don't let anybody get in there", he said. Durant has missed Golden State's last two games against the Blazers because of the injury, which occurred in the third quarter of last Sunday's Game 1 victory against the ... Read More

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Bruins Season Ends with 3-2 OT Loss to Senators

Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in the first overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games. It was the fourth overtime game of the series. That's not an excuse for losing this series. It's been a disappointing season for Beleskey, who tallied just eight points over over 49 games during the regular season, but the winger's physical, forechecking style of play could benefit Boston Sunday. Read More

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Serena Williams planning 2018 return after confirming pregnancy

Serena Williams planning 2018 return after confirming pregnancy

The Australian Open was her last competitive match, as in March she pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and a WTA Tour event in Miami. With a little Serena Williams or Alexis Ohanian on the way, the couple is now on the way to building their life together as a family. Amazingly, Williams won her seventh Australian Open title in January, which would have meant that she was around eight weeks pregnant. Read More

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Branden Grace leads Texas Open by 1

Branden Grace leads Texas Open by 1

The tour will head to TPC San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open, this week. The trio all shot a five-under 67. Nobody carded better than 68 after a cold front blew through and brought with it winds gusting to 30 miles per hour (48 kph), sending the average score soaring to 74.3 strokes. Read More

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Sunderland stay rooted to the bottom after United defeat

Sunderland stay rooted to the bottom after United defeat

Ibrahimovic's statistics suggest he may indeed now be using more brains than brawn on the pitch. We had gone a goal down which from my point of view was a poor goal to concede. He said: "After Liverpool and Manchester City's victories, if we didn't win today it's nearly mathematically impossible (to finish fourth)". Sunderland were not helped by an injury to Bryan Oviedo, which cut short the defender's afternoon, while Larsson's contentious straight red card for going over the top of the ... Read More

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UEFA denies Dortmund and Monaco did not want to play

UEFA denies Dortmund and Monaco did not want to play

Three explosions hit the Borussia Dortmund team's bus as they left their hotel for on their way to a UEFA Champion's League quarter-final first leg against Monaco at the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday, injuring their player Marc Bartra. We will not forget it, it is a very bad feeling. The game was postponed until Wednesday when Dortmund fell behind 2-0 and eventually lost 3-2. They created this atmosphere, but they tried to be at their best and after the game I saw the faces of the players ... Read More

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Luis Enrique relives Paris nightmare

Luis Enrique relives Paris nightmare

He has been linked with a move to the Man City and the Camp Nou to replace Neymar, who has been mentioned as a target once again for Manchester United. Barcelona on Tuesday put themselves in the position of needing another miracle to stay alive in Europe's elite club competition, thnaks to Juventus , who delivered a complete performance to extend their home unbeaten streak in European play to 22 matches. Read More

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Mourinho: Manchester United in trouble after Ibrahimovic and Rojo injuries

Jose Mourinho admitted the early prognosis on Ibrahimovic and the Argentine worldwide remains "fairly negative" after the Red Devils made it to the semi-final of the Europa League. Manchester United: David De Gea 6, Matteo Darmian 6, Eric Bailly 7, Daley Blind 6, Ashley Young 6, Ander Herrera 6, Marouane Fellaini 7, Paul Pogba 7, Jesse Lingard 7, Wayne Rooney 6, Anthony Martial 8. Read More

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Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos

Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos

President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times Thursday for posting images contrasting the New England Patriots' 2015 and 2017 White House Super Bowl celebrations. Trump , who appears to have a love-hate relationship with what he has called the "failing" New York Times , was quick to weigh in. The two photos show the Patriots personnel with the president on the south side of the White House . Read More

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