• Lions to be tested by Blues in 2nd tour match
Lions to be tested by Blues in 2nd tour match

The excuses the Lions have cited to explain a weak and disordered performance against the Barbarians - a team of amateurs and semi professionals, many of whom had to take time off work to play - won't stand now that the tour is more than a week old.

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  • Gaudreau's goal helps Predators draw level in Final
Gaudreau's goal helps Predators draw level in Final

Consider: Schultz was the team's leader in ice time in Game 1 against Ottawa before he got hurt in Game 2 , and he hasn't been used the same way since coming back. "If you think of Stanley and you look at him, his knees are bent, he's in an athletic stance, his mouth's drooling", Irwin said. "We almost decided on Section 331, but went with 303...

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  • Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout
Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout

Tuesday´s match is now all the more important to New Zealand´s bid to get out of the four-strong group and reach the semi-finals of a tournament featuring the world´s top eight ODI teams. "They're obviously two very different teams to what we're going to come up against during the summer (in the Ashes), but there's a few familiar faces in both ca...

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  • Surprised Alonso gears up for rookie Indy race
Surprised Alonso gears up for rookie Indy race

That interest is a far cry from the scene outside James Hinchcliffe's garage as we sit uninterrupted on his golf cart for a long chat during practice week, but the Canadian's initial reaction to the stir caused immediately puts my mind at ease.

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  • Siding Against Ally Qatar, Trump Injects US Into Arab Crisis
Siding Against Ally Qatar, Trump Injects US Into Arab Crisis

Trump's message last month when he visited Saudi Arabia and addressed regional leaders was twofold: Let's unite to crush terrorism and contain Iran and what you do on your own time is not our business. Jordan announced on Tuesday that it was reducing its diplomatic ties with Qatar amid a deepening political crisis in the region. "We believe t...

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  • Nashville Predators' raucous chant tradition started with just 3 fans
Nashville Predators' raucous chant tradition started with just 3 fans

The first No. 16 seed (last wild card in) to ever make the Stanley Cup Final, along with the first to sweep a top seed in playoff history (Chicago Blackhawks) is scared of no one. And I thought our guys were sharp from start to finish'. The Penguins didn't produce much in Games 1 and 2 and somehow won going away. Malkin had a more hard night.

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  • No change: Cavs not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors
No change: Cavs not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors

The same thing has happened for the Cavs when Channing Frye or Kyle Korver enter the game. The Cavaliers suffered blowout losses in Games 1 and 2, similar to the combined 40-plus point defeats they were dealt in Oakland past year. I feel like I'm going to - feel like I'm going to play well every time I step on the floor. James had a Game 2 triple-d...

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  • Champions Trophy: Aussies, Kiwis to renew rivalry in opener
Champions Trophy: Aussies, Kiwis to renew rivalry in opener

Kane Williamson had hit a superb century before New Zealand lost 7-37 and were bowled out for 291 in 45 overs with seamer Josh Hazlewood claiming career-best ODI figures of 6-52 for Australia . New Zealand might be cursing the heavens as the stakes were loaded heavily in their favour when rain stopped the play for the third time in the ma...

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  • Turan quits Turkey's national team after reported assault
Turan quits Turkey's national team after reported assault

The incident occurred after Monday's friendly between Macedonia and Turkey , Hurriyet and other media reported. Outraged that the journalist was on the plane, Arda is said to have grabbed him by the throat and shouted at him. "Bad things happened last night. My national team career is over". But am I regretful? No. "I think the time has come",...

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  • Racing needs all the personalities, polite and rude
Racing needs all the personalities, polite and rude

Although it's not a way the seven-time champion had hoped to celebrate his 83 career victory, the fact that he caught it early was a victory in itself. ThIs was the second time that Truex won the first two stages in the same race. Larson had his second win of the season in his grasp until he spun the tires on the restart.

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  • Huddersfield promoted to Premier League after Play-Off penalty drama
Huddersfield promoted to Premier League after Play-Off penalty drama

The former Borussia Dortmund reserves boss has applied a high energy football style, similar to that of Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, to defy the odds and join Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion in the top flight. In extra-time, the two tired sides battled hard and at the death, Nakhi Wells had a very good chance to seal it for Hudder...

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  • Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy
Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

While he barely got there, he was there till the 37 over - scoring 91, somewhat laboured runs, but strangely, 91 very effective runs. India were, back then, playing the game from another century, they rarely had a responsible bowler to shoulder Kapil Dev, their only quickie for years, and their batsmen, afraid of short-pitched deliveries preferred ...

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  • Champions League: Real Madrid's unsung hero Luka Modric fundamental to historic triumph
Champions League: Real Madrid's unsung hero Luka Modric fundamental to historic triumph

It was an unbelievable weekend for Real Madrid as, after being FC Barcelona to the La Liga title, Los Blancos became the first club in the history of the Champions League to retain the trophy. "I told them to continue with what we were doing but putting more pressure on them and playing with more width". The truth is that the numbers don't lie.

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  • Modric believes Real can continue to dominate
Modric believes Real can continue to dominate

I'm in a good moment. But having shaded the opening 45 minutes, Massimiliano Allegri's side were outplayed thereafter and while Madrid become the first side to retain the trophy in 27 years, since AC Milan , it would appear Gianluigi Buffon will never get his hands on Europe's most coveted prize.

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  • Draymond Green cites 'complacency' for Warriors previous Game 3 woes
Draymond Green cites 'complacency' for Warriors previous Game 3 woes

But the Warriors just brought their head coach back, to another roaring Oracle crowd, finally got Klay Thompson's shooting as a weapon, and still haven't seen Draymond's best on defense. The Warriors' forward scored 38 and 33 points in Games 1 and 2, respectively, fulfilling the promise represented when he signed with the team last summer...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo takes aim at critics, still loves 'boss' Sir Alex Ferguson
Cristiano Ronaldo takes aim at critics, still loves 'boss' Sir Alex Ferguson

It's clear that the former United star still has plenty of respect and admiration for his former coach, as he even still acknowledges him as "boss" to this day... "He knows that we are a very good team and that is why we proved it in the second half". "This club is the biggest in Champions League history ever, it's great to be a part of and we wa...

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  • Josh Tomlin works complete game in Cleveland win
Josh Tomlin works complete game in Cleveland win

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor hits an RBI-single off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Cleveland. Left fielder Michael Brantley followed with an RBI single to deep right field. The left-hander remained in the game, but was pulled after allowing singles to Sant...

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  • Struggling Murray tames power-hitter Klizan
Struggling Murray tames power-hitter Klizan

That prompted Del Potro to take the unusual step of climbing over the net to go and console his opponent, who he has known since they were both juniors. However, it appeared to gee him into action as he won the next three sets to book a place in the third round after a match that entertained the French crowd, although they would have preferred a ...

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  • Wood strikes key blow as England reach Champions Trophy semi-finals
Wood strikes key blow as England reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

Earlier losing the toss, England batsmen came out to bat first and scored a 300 plus total, boasting on contributions made by Alex Hales (56), Joe Root (64) and Jos Butler's unbeaten 61. A menacing Stokes forced Guptill to edge to lone slip Root for 27 off 33. This time it was a first-baller as Jake Ball nipped one back through the gate...

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  • Turkey drops Arda Turan for assaulting journalist
Turkey drops Arda Turan for assaulting journalist

Turan's agent says he will staying at Barcelona this summer despite media speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal . "What kind of a country is this?" "At first, I thought he was joking.Then, one of his punches swung by", CNN Turk quoted Mese as saying.

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