Sport Owen Farrell a doubt for first Lions Test after suffering quad injury
Author: 0 Owen Farrell a doubt for first Lions Test after suffering quad injury

But if the initial team Gatland announced on Thursday is his test lineup, it contained some surprises. The Welsh flanker scored a try in Tuesday's loss to the Otago Highlanders but will be hoping for plenty of gametime to impress in Rotorua on Saturday given the back row talent coach Warren Gatland has available to him.

Sport Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin
Author: 0 Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

He was selected in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. The $4.5 million remaining on Beauchemin's contract will still count toward the team's salary cap because he was 35 when he signed a three-year, $13.5 million deal on July 1, 2015.

Author: 0 Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

Skidmore was described as a "family man" with three sons, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He died from Legionnaires' disease in December 2015. Several Michigan health officials charged with manslaughter over the Flint water crisis . Health department officials released a statement from Gov.

Sport Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby's hometown to get another taste of Stanley Cup

This championship season for the Penguins lacked some of the drama from a year ago, but it was far from a slam dunk. They got away with spare part here and spare part there on the blueline and that by itself is extraordinary by today's standards of what constitutes a championship team.

Author: 0 Kabul Funeral Blasts Kill At Least 20

Three blasts reported at the cemetery in the Khair Khana district, where people gathered for the funeral of a man named locally as Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan politician, media reports said. "Any government attempt to disrupt our fair and just demonstration will show their complicity with terrorist groups and the perpetrators of Wednesday's attack", said Asif Ashna, a spokesman for the protesters.

Author: 0 Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

But then again, Pakistan have never believed in logic or sticking to the record books and so it turned out as they beat England by eight wickets at Cardiff to book their final berth. But his opposite number, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, had no complaints over the playing surface. "Now we are in the final", he said. But Ahmed wasn't taking anything away from his bowlers' performance on Wednesday.

Sport Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach
Author: 0 Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Scoring 338 goals and 1,232 points with multiple 20-or-more goal seasons and even a 31-goal year in his sophomore season, Housley knows what it takes to be successful in the National Hockey League. Housley was hired on Thursday and takes over for Dan Bylsma , who was sacked along with general manager Tim Murray in April. He also was the head coach when Team USA won gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship and was an assistant for Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge

They further stated that Ronaldo has shown a clear resolve to fulfil all his tax obligations. Earlier on Tuesday, Prosecutors in Madrid filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon that accused the four-time Ballon d'Or victor of a "voluntary" and " conscious " breach of his tax obligations.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017 | India vs Bangladesh match predictions

It was an innings that helped take the India skipper back to number one in the ICC ODI batting rankings. "But both teams will try their best and pressure, I think that if you take it as a semi-final, the pressure will be going very hard, but if you think it's just another match the pressure will come a lot easier.

Sport Lightning acquire Sergachev from Canadiens for Drouin
Author: 0 Lightning acquire Sergachev from Canadiens for Drouin

Sergachev + a cond. The 22-year-old winger tallied a career-high 53 points in 73 games, and his 21 goals ranked second on the team behind Nikita Kucherov's 40. The Nizhnekamsk, Russia native recently won the 2017 Memorial Cup as a member of the Spitfires. He played in four National Hockey League games, and did not register a point.

Sport Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals
Author: 0 Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals

South Africa captain AB de Villiers was in defiant mood after his team suffered a humiliating eight-wicket loss to India on Sunday which ended their Champions Trophy campaign and enhanced their long-held reputation as "chokers" in big matches.

Author: 0 Draymond Green trolls Cavaliers at Warriors' parade with "Quickie" t-shirt

As usual, Golden State celebrated with a massive parade around the Bay Area, carrying the trophy, smoking cigars and celebrating with hundreds of thousands of fans lining the streets. In case you don't understand the petty level of this shirt, the Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games inside the Quicken Loans Arena and the company itself is owned by team owner Dan Gilbert.

Sport Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History
Author: 0 Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

He entered the final on an 11-match winning streak following his title in Geneva. He had won three out of three as far as Major finals were concerned and was aiming for his second title in Paris . Things did not improve as Nadal broke serve again in the opening game of the third set. - The 32-year-old Wawrinka's unforced errors tally surged up to 20 during the first hour of play.

Author: 0 Hamilton and Bottas race to one-two in Canada

The feeling of relief at Mercedes as Hamilton crossed the line was evident from the TV pictures beamed across the world of Mercedes honchos Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda exchanging congratulatory handshakes. Vettel then overtook Sergio Pérez two lap laters and had the race lasted just another two laps he would have very likely gotten past Ricciardo as well.

Author: 0 Southgate realistic about England's bid to match elite sides

A total of 130 people were killed on November 13, 2015, when the Stade de France itself was one of the targets, being attacked by suicide bombers during a friendly match against Germany. "I have not seen it again, but from my initial view I thought it was the right call", Southgate told reporters after the match. "But I want the players to feel disappointed tonight because they've got to recognise moments when you do have an opportunity to get a really good result ".

Author: 0 Man Utd signing Victor Lindelof posts emotional farewell letter to Benfica fans

United paid Benfica 35million euros (£30.75million) for Lindelof, although the Portuguese club announced that the fee could increase by a further 10million euros due to add-ons. Whether he is yet of the standard to play for a club of United's calibre isn't now clear but the 23-year-old certainly isn't lacking in confidence and would jump at the chance to test himself in the Premier League .

Author: 0 Amir out as Pakistan field in England semi-final

Pakistan came into the tournament as the eighth-ranked team and are highly unpredictable, only just qualifying for the last four by beating Sri Lanka by three wickets in a see-saw game on Monday. " Pakistan can beat any team in the competition on their day so we're preparing for their best", the top-order batsman added. And questioned on whether hosts of future tournaments should be offered more home advantage by the International Cricket Council, Morgan replied: "I think it depends on ...

Sport Aberdeen have accepted a £1.3million bid from Celtic for Jonny Hayes
Author: 0 Aberdeen have accepted a £1.3million bid from Celtic for Jonny Hayes

However, Hayes never made a senior appearance for the Royals and signed for Leicester City in 2007. Hayes is on holiday following global duty with the Republic but will travel to Glasgow for talks upon his return. Celtic have now pushed ahead, agreeing terms with the player and are close to finalising the transfer which is set to see Ryan Christie move on loan to Pittodrie , again.

Author: 0 Anderson Talisca: 'There is love with Jose Mourinho'

Benfica winger Anderson Talisca has suggested that he and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho have an admiration for each other. 'But it does not depend on me alone, it depends on Benfica and my agents who are dealing with the situation.

Author: 0 Phil Mickelson withdraws from US Open to attend daughter's graduation

Because the great family man has not quite let go of his ambition to win the 117th U.S. Open and, in that sense, he is being selfish. The 46-year-old, five-times major victor needs the U.S. "It's totally fine", he told CBS, "I'm not going to be really prepared for Erin Hills". Hoffman, teeing off on the 10th hole, notched a birdie on his first hole before another on the par-four 12th to move one shot clear of the field.

Sport Hector Bellerin comes clean about a Barcelona move
Author: 0 Hector Bellerin comes clean about a Barcelona move

Suarez, who re-joined Barcelona last summer after an impressive year at Villarreal, has now revealed that Bellerin has also considered returning to Catalonia, but his loyalties to Arsenal remain strong. 'On the one hand he wants to come to Barca and on the other he feels tied to the Arsenal . It's his and Arsenal's decision to make. Sergi Roberto played more games than any other player in that position this past season, but Bellerin is thought to be a target this summer.

Author: 0 Seahawks Defensive Lineman: 'Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed By NFL'

Seattle coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have said this offseason they never seriously considered dealing the four-time Pro Bowler. "He means I hold myself to a high standard and I am a heart-on-the-sleeve kind of player, so I'm competitive as all get out", Sherman said. Condotta also noted Sherman said there isn't turmoil within the locker room-calling suggestions otherwise " complete jokes "-and added the Stanford product clarified he didn't ask for a trade".

Sport Vikings pick Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad for Ring of Honour
Author: 0 Vikings pick Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad for Ring of Honour

Bank Stadium", reads the Vikings' official statement regarding the matter. On the heels of the news Wednesday that Randy Moss will be among the newest inductees for the Minnesota Vikings ' Ring of Honor later this year, we ask: Where does he stand all-time among the Vikes' deep stable of legends? Rashad, who was named to the 50 Greatest Vikings team, became one of the sports world's most recognizable broadcasters after his career in Minnesota, working for the National Basketball ...

Sport Champions Trophy: England 'fluffed their lines' in defeat to Pakistan
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England 'fluffed their lines' in defeat to Pakistan

Pakistan are without seam bowler Mohammad Amir through a back injury. Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (c and wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali , Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali , Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan , Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik.

Author: 0 Reaching final of Champions trophy a great achievement, Yousaf

Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) all but ended previously unbeaten tournament hosts England's slim hopes of victory with an opening stand of 118. They just did not expect it to come against Pakistan or for it to cost them a place in the final. Morgan's men returned to Wales on the back of an unblemished group-stage campaign with their eye on a third successive home final in this tournament, and an ongoing statement of their intent for the 2019 World Cup on home soil.

Sport Canterbury Crusaders preparing for tough encounter against Lions
Author: 0 Canterbury Crusaders preparing for tough encounter against Lions

Stellar All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock will captain the Crusaders , with 61-cap New Zealand flyer Israel Dagg lining up at full-back. Matt Todd has been drafted in by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as injury cover but the flanker is perhaps unlucky to have been passed over for a place in the full squad.

Author: 0 Captain Sarfraz proud of Pakistan young guns

His knock comprised 7 fours and a six and gave Pakistan a solid opening start. Young batting sensation Fakhar Zaman , who has helped transform Pakistan into a fearsome team in a matter of just a few days, can not wait to unleash his power hitting in the Champions Trophy finale on Sunday.

Sport Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title
Author: 0 Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title

An ultra-aggressive style again reaped rewards for the 20-year-old Latvian, whose respective victor and unforced error tallies (54 and 54) dwarfed the respective numbers of her opponent (eight and 10). It was possibly her best chance to win a Grand Slam. Ostapenko is next scheduled to play at 's-Hertogenbosch while Halep is scheduled to return in Birmingham.

Sport Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open
Author: 0 Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open

At the Australian Open final in January, when she reached the final and lost out to sister Serena, Venus proved her game and confidence are in good nick. Using an armoury of delicate drop shots, Alize Cornet rode a tide of French support into the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 win over Agnieszka Radwanska.

Sport Orlando City Soccer star Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge
Author: 0 Orlando City Soccer star Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

The FHP said Larin, 22, was driving north in the southbound lanes of Orange Avenue near Ivanhoe Boulevard, and he was pulled over by a trooper just before a Mercedes almost crashed into his Cadillac. "His pupils were extremely dilated as well". Investigators said the man told the trooper he is from Toronto, Canada, but has lived in Orlando for three years.

Sport India bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy semi-final
Author: 0 India bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy semi-final

India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs in semi-finals There are many controversies about the umpiring in that match. "For us, it's the first time; not like the other teams ". India , meanwhile, celebrated resounding victories over Pakistan and South Africa , either side of a surprise loss to Sri Lanka. "After World Cup 2015, we have played, I think - two T20s and three ODIs.

Sport Golden State Warriors reportedly will skip visit to White House
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors reportedly will skip visit to White House

Star player Steph Curry , who has an endorsement deal with Under Armour, has been critical of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's support of President Trump. Kaiser convention center on the southwest side of Lake Merritt. If they did, they certainly wouldn't be the only ones: A number of members of championship teams have skipped White House visits throughout the years due to a number of political and non-political reasons.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy defies British weather to reach semi-finals

Going by current form and the quality of players at its disposal, India would start as overwhelming favourites against their South Asian neighbours but one can't rule out Bangladesh who have a reputation of being giant killers at major ICC tournaments.

Sport Lions downed by Blues
Author: 0 Lions downed by Blues

Robertson predicted Ireland's Connor Murray and Englishman Owen Farrell would be in the Lions halves hours before it was named. The back three is made up of Welsh duo George North and Liam Williams on the wings, as well as Scottish attacking weapon Stuart Hogg at fullback.

Author: 0 LeBron has no plans of playing in 3-on-3 Olympic tournament

Two seemingly conflicting truths held up - the Warriors are an all-time team, and the Cavs aren't that far behind them.So what now?We asked you that on Wednesday, and we're still taking suggestions. "I'm not very good in a three-on-three thing, I'm more of a five-on-five guy". The Miami Heat's Big 3 of LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh was one of the most notable in National Basketball Association history, but James doesn't believe they were a superteam.

Author: 0 What's in a name? Ask Paulina Gretzky

They are also parents to two-year-old son Tatum Gretzky. The 28-year-old model announced the birth on Instagram with a sweet family photo snapped at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Open with a clear head - knowing Paulina and baby are happy and healthy back home. According to TMZ , the athlete has since flown to Wisconsin to defend his championship title.

Sport India are under more pressure than us: Mashrafe
Author: 0 India are under more pressure than us: Mashrafe

Before the semifinals of the Champions Trophy in Edgbaston tomorrow, the captain of India is watching Bangladesh No, not just courtesy courtesy; Viewing the latest statistics, Virat Kohli says, Bangladesh is a awful party in there day.

Author: 0 Pakistan defeat England by 8 wickets

The hosts cruised through Group A with a flawless record following wins over Bangladesh , New Zealand and Australia to lend further weight to widespread pre-tournament predictions that Eoin Morgan's men are the team to beat. "Credit to Pakistan , they played brilliantly". Needing 39 runs to win, the experienced Mohammed Hafeez (31 not out off 21 balls) and Azam finished off in style with a 42-run unbeaten third-wicket stand.

Sport Will Power wins wreck-filled IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway
Author: 0 Will Power wins wreck-filled IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway

Series points leader Scott Dixon , his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, will start on the front row alongside him after his qualifying run of 222.516 miles per hour. "It was pretty nerve-wracking out there", Pagenaud said. With a full moon looming over the track, the red flag came out after an accident involving eight other cars that was blamed on Kanaan, who recovered from an ensuing 20-second penalty for his runner-up finish.

Author: 0 Louisville, Pitino await NCAA discipline in escorts case

NCAA officials said those parties are considered impermissible benefits. The head men's basketball coach violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules when he did not monitor the activities of his former operations director. Powell alleged that McGee paid her $10,000 for 22 shows at the Cardinals' dormitory. The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation.

Sport Arsenal and Lyon 'hold fresh talks over £60m Alex Lacazette'
Author: 0 Arsenal and Lyon 'hold fresh talks over £60m Alex Lacazette'

West Ham would need to pay up to £20 million for Giroud , who is expecting wages of £100,000 a week. Arsenal are reportedly ready to use striker Olivier Giroud as bait in their hopes to sign either AS Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe or Lyon frontman Alexandre Lacazette .

Author: 0 Special counsel Mueller determining whether POTUS obstructed justice

Sessions confirmed that Trump has not asserted executive privilege to protect conversations between the two. Sessions: Why don't you tell me. The White House has not invoked executive privilege and Sessions , in a novel legal argument, said he was trying to protect Trump in case the president wanted to invoke the privilege at some later point.

Sport Sanders's campaign says it 'never interacted' with shooter
Author: 0 Sanders's campaign says it 'never interacted' with shooter

The alleged shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, volunteered for Sanders' campaign in Illinois. He owns a home inspection business but his inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, according to the Washington Post .

Sport Gianluigi Donnarumma will not sign new AC Milan deal
Author: 0 Gianluigi Donnarumma will not sign new AC Milan deal

Donnarumma became the second-youngest goalkeeper to play in Serie A when he made his Milan debut as a 16-year-old in 2015. "The player evaluated it and made some evaluations that were not just economic, but he told is that he does not wish to renew the contract and his time with Milan will therefore conclude by June 30, 2018", announced club CEO Marco Fassone .

Author: 0 Pakistan thrash England in Champions Trophy semi-final

England was again the overwhelming favourite to finally end Pakistan's much-overdue stay in the Champions Trophy . In marked contrast to their nail-biting chase in a three-wicket, virtual quarter-final, win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday, Pakistan then cruised to a total of 215 for two with a mammoth 77 balls to spare.

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