Author: 0 Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree

Meanwhile, a number of those that produced the goods against the Chiefs will hope to feature in the second and third Tests after a comfortable success. "He spoke exceptionally well to the group last night before we left the hotel, spoke with real passion". When asked if that was a decision to protect him for Saturday, Gatland replied: "possibly".

Sport Christian Horner: Sebastian Vettel had 'tourette's' moment
Author: 0 Christian Horner: Sebastian Vettel had 'tourette's' moment

In fact, no one in the Formula One universe really did. When asked whether he thought the stewards had been too lenient in handing Vettel a 10-second stop-go penalty as oppose to a disqualification, Horner replied: "That's down to the stewards and the FIA isn't it".

Author: 0 Federer beats defending champ Mayer to earn Halle semifinal

He tried his best to upset Federer's flow. "I'll take a couple of days off and then start practising there again, see how conditions are over there, wait for the draw to come out, see what day I'm playing and then take it day by day, really", he added.

Sport Shukla, Ganguly to spearhead BCCI special committee
Author: 0 Shukla, Ganguly to spearhead BCCI special committee

Interestingly, two former office-bearers (a president and a secretary) were also calling up units to stop them from forming a committee. However the association has conducted its election following Supreme Court's order and also communicated with us saying all impediments will be removed including litigation with BCCI.

Sport Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

Sources later confirmed to IBTimes UK that the player had chose to leave the Spanish and European champions. And the 31-year-old superstar is now said to have begun to rethink his decision to leave Madrid after eight years, on the back of Perez's backing on him on Spanish radio station Onda Cero .

Sport Charlie Sheen owner of Ruth memorabilia up for auction
Author: 0 Charlie Sheen owner of Ruth memorabilia up for auction

The items are being sold by Lelands .com auction house. On Monday Sheen revealed that he also happens to be the owner of two of the most coveted pieces of baseball - nay sports - memorabilia in the entire world and they all are important pieces of baseball history related to the "Great Bambino" also known as George Herman "Babe" Ruth .

Sport In emotional return to Greece, Antetokounmpo promises to help youth
Author: 0 In emotional return to Greece, Antetokounmpo promises to help youth

Gordon set an National Basketball Association single-season record for most 3-pointers off the bench, helping the high-scoring Rockets make more shots behind the arc than any team in history. D'Antoni, who also won the award while coaching Phoenix. Brogdon played in 75 games for Milwaukee, starting 28 of them this season - including six of the Bucks' 2017 playoffs games He led all rookies in assists (4.2) and steals (1.1) per game, and finished second in field goal percentage beyond the arc as ...

Sport Methot headed for the Dallas Stars
Author: 0 Methot headed for the Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars have acquired veteran defenceman Marc Methot in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights .Dallas sent goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick to Vegas. In 68 regular-season games in 2016-17, Methot finished with no goals, 12 assists and 24 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Vantaa, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the third round (74th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

Sport Three big-time stars not playing the weekend at US Open
Author: 0 Three big-time stars not playing the weekend at US Open

McIlroy bounced back with a birdie from 12 feet on the 13th, but carded a hat-trick of bogeys from the first to slump to nine over par. Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster. Despite their respective struggles, neither Johnson, McIlroy or Day took issue with the course, instead taking ownership of the problems that cut their weekend short.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green earn NBA All-Defensive honors

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the 2016-17 season, the NBA announced today. Green finished with 73 first place votes, while Gobert trailed with 16 and Leonard with 11. On the season, Wall averaged 2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Check out who made the All-Defensive NBA Teams this year. Roberson received three first-place votes (worth four points each) and 37 second-place votes.

Author: 0 Former UCLA Bruin Russell Westbrook is the NBA MVP

He led the league with 31.6 points and added 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game, joining Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for the season and breaking Robertson's single-season record of 41 triple-doubles in 1961-62.

Sport Liverpool fans react to Southampton's £70m valuation of Van Dijk
Author: 0 Liverpool fans react to Southampton's £70m valuation of Van Dijk

Were he to leave, Van Dijk could command a 50 million pounds price tag. The Reds were forced into a public apology earlier this month after the Saints issued a complaint about them tapping up the Dutch worldwide. Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Lazio's Stefan de Vrij were both mooted as possible alternatives earlier in the summer, but even talk of the Serie A pair has subsided this month.

Author: 0 Cosby calls for mistrial as jury remains deadlocked

Cosby gave the deposition more than a decade ago as part of accuser Andrea Constand's lawsuit against him. So even if Cosby is only found guilty of one, he could potentially spend the rest of his life in jail. "It's a very, very rare occasion that a judge is going to let a jury off the hook on the first indication they're hopelessly deadlocked", Paskey said.

Author: 0 Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream

Stroll also had to drink from one of Ricciardo's race shoes, a jovial punishment the Australian driver likes to inflict on others. "He brake tested me", yelled Vettel over the team radio. The retired driver told on June 13 that Stroll's freshman year "is one of the worst rookie performances in the history of Formula 1". "You dream of being on an F1 podium growing up as a kid".

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka

Murray, who said he expected to have more ups and downs at the tournament than he did, believes he can take the positives from the French Open onto grass - specifically Wimbledon , where he will be bidding to retain his title. Nadal admits that if he suffers a new problem with his knees on the Wimbledon grass, where the lower bounce of the ball piles more pressure on the legs and joints, then his visit to London may again be short-lived.

Sport Chelsea confirm Bertrand Traore's completion of £8.8m switch to Lyon
Author: 0 Chelsea confirm Bertrand Traore's completion of £8.8m switch to Lyon

The Burkina Faso global signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea in 2016. On Monday, young Bertrand Traore was shipped off to Lyon , while similar moves nearly certainly await Nathan Ake, Nemanja Matic, and Diego Costa as well. Lyon won 3-1 in the second leg, but were knocked out by the Dutch club 5-4 on aggregate. " Lyon and I intend to continue to progress, to learn with the coach and with my new team-mates", Traore told the club's official website .

Sport Cavaliers will not renew contract of GM David Griffin, LeBron reportedly 'disappointed'
Author: 0 Cavaliers will not renew contract of GM David Griffin, LeBron reportedly 'disappointed'

Gilbert added that there would be "no announcement at this time related to new leadership of the Cavaliers basketball operations group". "We got us 1 (trophy emoji)". Griffin became General Manager of the Cavaliers midway through the 2013-14 season after Gilbert fired then-GM Chris Grant. Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and former National Basketball Association veteran Chauncey Billups reportedly have mutual interest in a front-office role, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN .

Sport Former UVA All-American Brogdon named NBA Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 Former UVA All-American Brogdon named NBA Rookie of the Year

He also mentioned adjusting the lottery odds to create less of a gap between Team No. 30 and the first team out of the playoffs. Milwaukee picked him 36th overall in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft and Brogdon averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game this season, shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 40.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Author: 0 Lonzo And Lavar Ball Segment Announced For Tonight's WWE RAW

It's official: The WWE is about to get body slammed by the Big Baller family. The Miz welcomed out the Ball Family, who joined the ring, with Big Baller Brand shirts lined up around the ring. The Miz called out LaVar for saying he could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one, to which LaVar replied: "I've said it before, it's only two dudes better than me and I'm both of 'em!" Dean Ambrose even made an appearance in a BBB cutoff.

Sport Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup
Author: 0 Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

With a 6-1 lead in the first-to-seven points series, the New Zealanders can claim the Cup on Monday and expunge the memory of their crushing defeat in 2013, when they led the U.S. Oracle stalled, the New Zealander's bore away and easily won the start. Spithill was outsmarted by Burling in both races today with the New Zealand crew giving a masterclass in foiling their 15-metre catamaran.

Author: 0 Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

Boston is sending the first-overall pick to the Sixers for their third-overall pick and a future first rounder. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers made it official - the Sixers get to pick the No. ESPN reported earlier this month that Fultz was "the top guy" on Boston's draft board, but that the team was also considering alternatives , including Lonzo Ball , De'Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson , and Jayson Tatum .

Sport Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida
Author: 0 Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Lucie Mets of the high-A Florida State League (FSL ) this weekend. He won the Heisman Trophy with the Florida Gators and helped the team win two national championships. Hitting seventh and playing left in his last appearance in Columbia colors, Tim went 0-for-2 with a walk as the Fireflies failed to build on a first inning advantage, falling to Kannapolis 2-1.

Sport WWE, LaVar Ball in talks for Raw appearance in Los Angeles
Author: 0 WWE, LaVar Ball in talks for Raw appearance in Los Angeles

The Sixers view Fultz as the flawless fit alongside 6-foot-10 guard Ben Simmons , last' year's No. 1-overall pick who's been compared to Magic Johnson because of his floor vision and ability to run an offense at his size. Eat them while you can, Markelle! He is huge and very skilled and plays really hard. Last week, it was reported that George told the Pacers he won't re-sign with the team when he becomes a free agent in 2018 .

Author: 0 Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

Bryan Shaw (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Gallo had missed the team's past two games because of a hamstring injury . Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Cleveland.

Sport Latest on Liverpool's pursuit of Naby Keita
Author: 0 Latest on Liverpool's pursuit of Naby Keita

It's believed Keita has become Klopp's priority target and the German is determined to get a deal over the line in the coming months. Leipzig's hand was strengthened by the fact that they will be allowed to play Champions League football next season, something which was confirmed late last week, but this is pretty much a deterrent price-tag, and surely Liverpool won't pay it? He does, however, want to explore the options he has this summer and take the next step in his career if he ...

Author: 0 Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics

One of the biggest rumors in the National Basketball Association right now is that the 76ers are looking to trade the number three overall pick to the Boston Celtics for the number one overall pick. Fultz, barring something shocking, will join a core in Philadelphia that includes Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and 2017 Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.

Sport As expected, Las Vegas takes Fleury in expansion draft
Author: 0 As expected, Las Vegas takes Fleury in expansion draft

Poile is the only GM in Predators history, patiently building the Sun Belt franchise into a powerhouse with a solid foundation in the community. Within that philosophy, the Golden Knights' expansion draft Wednesday featured many side deals for future entry draft picks to reaffirm the general manager's intentions.

Sport Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor 'biggest fight ever'
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor 'biggest fight ever'

As a result, if Mayweather pulls off the victory, he'll become the first boxer to have a ideal 50-0 record. The unorthodox fight is set to be one of the biggest in the two codes' histories with McGregor having negotiated the meeting with the UFC for a stab at the boxer.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball Photographed Backstage at WWE Raw by Titus O'Neil

LaVar, the father of new Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball , has become a controversial figure by seemingly playing a pro wrestling heel in the media since his son started to gain traction as an National Basketball Association prospect.

Sport Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon wins 2017 Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon wins 2017 Rookie of the Year

Mike D'Antoni played for the Thundering Herd from 1970 to 1973, following his brother as a player from 1966 to 1969. As a reward for his success, D'Antoni was rewarded with the 2017 NBA Coach of the Year Award. That's almost nine points per game better for the Rockets than in the 2015-16 season. He also beat out Miami coach Erik Spoelstra , another finalist for the award.

Sport LaVar Ball makes odd debut with Lonzo on WWE Monday Night Raw
Author: 0 LaVar Ball makes odd debut with Lonzo on WWE Monday Night Raw

The abovementioned site points that Ball appears to have shown interest in appearing on the WWE live show in a recent livestream of his family following his son Lonzo Ball at the National Basketball Association draft. Either way, Lonzo and LaVar Ball were both booed when they appeared on WWE Raw tonight. Of course, any appearance at a WWE event would have to wait until LaVar took care of some other important business.

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

It was his 75th goal for Portugal , bringing him level with Sandor Kocsis in second place on the list of Europe's highest global goal scorers. Mexico's Miguel Layun, top, and his teammates celebrate their side's first goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball could appear on WWE RAW

However, Laker fans quickly realized the error in Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak's ways. Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year. The tide has turned", Johnson said. He worked out for the team several weeks ago so the Lakers would be impressed with his skills and consider drafting him.

Sport D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year
Author: 0 D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year

The Rockets broke the National Basketball Association single-season record for three-pointers made in late March of the regular season, while D'Antoni linked up with James Harden to lead the team to a 55-27 record in the regular season. This is D'Antoni's second Coach of the Year Award. He beat out fellow finalists Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra. The 55 wins tied for the fourth-most in franchise history.

Sport Inaugural NBA Awards Show airs on Sports + Action
Author: 0 Inaugural NBA Awards Show airs on Sports + Action

D'Antoni turned the team's star player who wasn't known as a defensive player and didn't pass often into the opposite. Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook , Houstons James Harden and San Antonios Kawhi Leonard are the finalists for MVP of the 2016-17 season.

Sport ESPN The Magazine Announces 2017 BODY Issue Roster
Author: 0 ESPN The Magazine Announces 2017 BODY Issue Roster

Six members of the US women's hockey team will be featured in the upcoming ESPN "The Body" Issue. The only relief is ESPN revealing the athletes they chose for their magazine's "Body Issue". Multiple gold-winning Olympic gymnast and MA native Aly Raisman has also appeared in the issue. He wore a crop-top shirt with his suit at the 2016 NFL Draft.

Sport Nadal pulls out of Aegon Championships
Author: 0 Nadal pulls out of Aegon Championships

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".

Sport Murray is struggling - Federer
Author: 0 Murray is struggling - Federer

Meanwhile at Queen's , Marin Cilic advanced to the semi-finals with a 6-4 7-5 victory over American Donald Young where he will face Luxembourg's Gilles Muller, who owns a flawless mark of 7-0 on grass-courts this season, who beat the 2010 champion Sam Querrey of the U.S., 6-4 7-6 (5) in 81 minutes.

Sport Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey
Author: 0 Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

From left, Emma Chalut gets a rainbow sticker on her cheek from her sister Ellie before the gay pride parade in St. Petersburg, Fla., Saturday, June 24, 2017. "The pride celebration is a platform for that dialogue to happen", San Francisco Pride board president Michelle Meow said this week. He said that anybody trying to unfurl a rainbow flag or pass police blockades was prevented from doing so.

Sport Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Announce Aug. Fight
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Announce Aug. Fight

After years of speculation, rumors and social-media jabs, two of the world's foremost fighters will finally be stepping into the ring to face each other. " Conor McGregor is a guy who's done a lot of good things over here for the sport and this company and he wanted this and the fans wanted it too", said White in a press conference announcing the fight last night.

Sport Timberwolves Still Looking Trade Guard Ricky Rubio
Author: 0 Timberwolves Still Looking Trade Guard Ricky Rubio

Not a summer or trade deadline goes by without his name popping up in some rumors. However, that hasn't stopped Minnesota from continuing to explore discussions about trading Rubio, according to ESPN's Marc Stein . Although Rubio is one of the game's best passers and a competent defender, he's struggled with his shot at times. The idea of swapping out Rubio for a better shooting point guard is understandable from Minnesota's point of view.

Sport Jose Mourinho's father dies
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho's father dies

Felix won the Portuguese cup in 1965 and heavily influenced Mourinho's career with Jose scouting for his father and observing his training sessions from an early age. "RIP to your father, May God be with you and your family Jose". After hanging up his gloves, Mourinho Felix became a coach with a number of Portuguese clubs including Uniao Leiria, Amora, Rio Ave, Belenenses and Vitoria.

Sport Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning
Author: 0 Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning

He opened the season with the Dodgers, going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in five starts. Bridwell (2-0) didn't walk anyone and struck out four. Blake Parker's ending was needed even more. He's tossed 2⅓ scoreless innings in two career games at Fenway. Ortiz is the 11th player to have his number retired by the Red Sox , joining the likes of Ted Williams , Jim Rice , and Pedro Martinez , among others.

Sport West Ham off to Iceland for friendly clash with Man City
Author: 0 West Ham off to Iceland for friendly clash with Man City

United are at home after four of their six European group games, with the only sticking point the trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after the fourth Champions League matchday. "Iceland captured the imagination of everyone with their fantastic performance at the European Championships previous year and, although the country is small in population, they have a huge love for football".

Author: 0 ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20s

Fourteen men appeared before court on Tuesday and another on Wednesday. Sedition charges may lead to a life term in prison under Indian law. Police said 15 Muslim men were arrested in central Madhya Pradesh state and another two in southern Karnataka province for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and bursting crackers in celebration of its 180-run victory over India at the Oval cricket ground.

Author: 0 Bernardo Silva Received A Classy Gift From Cristiano Ronaldo

Will the European champions go all the way? Centre-back Pepe is suspended for Portugal , while Bernardo Silva was forced to sit out a training session on Monday due to an ankle knock sustained against New Zealand . Bernardo Silva struck three minutes later, but New Zealand nearly pulled a goal back on the hour when Tom Doyle's ball across the face of goal saw Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio block from Wood.

Author: 0 Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup

Nahida Khan's 79 helped Pakistan set South Africa 207 runs to win in their match of ICC Women's World Cup at Grace Road, Leicester, on Sunday. Meanwhile England, Australia's perennial rival in the women's game, needed fewer than 28 overs to reach a meagre target of 131 against New Zealand.

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