Sports Lions dance in background as NZ stay on toes against Samoa
Author: 0 Lions dance in background as NZ stay on toes against Samoa

George Kruis 4. Maro Itoje 3. Ireland's Peter O'Mahony will captain the team on Saturday from the blindside flank, the fourth captain the Lions will have used in five matches on tour after Warburton, Alun Wyn Jones and Ken Owens. Ieremia, who played for both Samoa and the All Blacks, has chosen arguably his strongest team, with the majority based in Europe while former Canterbury Crusaders centre Kieron Fonotia is the only debutant in the starting side.

Sports Sabres expected to name Phil Housley as next head coach
Author: 0 Sabres expected to name Phil Housley as next head coach

Coming off of a very successful season in Nashville where the Predators qualified for their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history, Housley will now get a chance to prove that he can run an National Hockey League team as a head coach, rather than an assistant.

Author: 0 Ronaldo vows to stay silent over tax fraud accusations

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has won almost everything under the sun in the football world, but the Portuguese star is yet to win Major League Soccer's top-prize. But he will definitely not be happy with reports from Spain as he has been accused of defrauding the Spanish government of millions of euros in unpaid tax.

Author: 0 Jerry West intrigued at joining Clippers front office

West, who enjoyed a legendary playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers and whose silhouette is featured on the National Basketball Association logo, spent the last six seasons with the Warriors , helping the Oakland-based team win two championships.

Sports Leeds United appoint Thomas Christiansen as new head coach
Author: 0 Leeds United appoint Thomas Christiansen as new head coach

Christiansen led APOEL Nicosia to the Cypriot league title earlier this year and the last 16 of the Europa League for the first time in the club's history. Kinnear went on to say that the board wished to appoint a manager who can " create a winning culture at the club ", with the ultimate aim being to guide the club back to the Premier League which is " where we all feel we belong ".

Sports Roger Federer to play veteran Tommy Haas at Stuttgart Open
Author: 0 Roger Federer to play veteran Tommy Haas at Stuttgart Open

The 35 year old has had a splendid year so far, winning the Australian Open , Indian Wells and Miami Open. Federer's decision to focus on grass and hard courts looked to have backfired somewhat on Wednesday as Haas came from a set down to knock the number one seed out.

Sports Lindelof roars into Carrington for medical
Author: 0 Lindelof roars into Carrington for medical

After three years he moved up to the A team and has not looked back since, winning three Portuguese league titles, playing in the Champions League and making his worldwide debut against Turkey in March 2016. England global Keane wants to kick on with regular first-team football after drawing widespread plaudits last season. Although he didn't stay with them for too long, Lindelof did help his team get promoted into the second highest league in Sweden despite it being his debut season.

Author: 0 Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

Fans and critics on Twitter are going off about the news, which came shortly after the team won its second championship in three years. The statement comes after a tweet from CNBC's Josh Brown, who wrote, " NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports".

Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Help Bring NBA Title Back to Oakland

Andre Iguodala led the Warriors bench with 20 points. "We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us". "It was phenomenal to be a part of". LeBron James had a stellar Finals average of 41 points 13 rebounds and eight assists , and Kyrie Irving - the Cavs' All-Star playmaker and one of the architects of last year's championship - contributed 26 points and six assists .

Sports McIlroy to hit the deck running in bid for US Open glory
Author: 0 McIlroy to hit the deck running in bid for US Open glory

There could be a lot more birdies on the course . Day's mother, Dening, had surgery for lung cancer in March, and the world's No. 3 golfer said Tuesday she is doing well. Open Championship . But this is the first time he enters one as a reigning major champion. Day on Tuesday revealed plans to come back to his home country and tee up at either the Australian Open in Sydney (November 23-26) or the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast a week later.

Author: 0 England tread steadily as Pakistan bowl in first Champions Trophy semi-final

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage. England , who were 128 for two, lost their last eight wickets for just 83 runs. Surrey opener Roy has averaged just 6.37 from eight ODI innings this season, with a mere two double-figure scores.

Sports Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England
Author: 0 Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

France went ahead just befor half-time when Heaton again saved from Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund, but Monaco's Djibril Sidibe netted from the loose ball. When France lost 2-0 to Spain at the same stadium on March 28, that game saw the first use in France of video replays to help the referee. After a show of solidarity in a pregame ceremony , England's opener come on the counter-attack in the ninth minute when Raheem Sterling laid the ball off for the overlapping ...

Author: 0 UT alumnus working for Rep. Roger Williams injured in shooting

But an unnamed member of Williams' staff was shot, according to a release issued by the congressional rep's office. Conaway, Williams and Brady are safe, according to their offices. Four Texas congressmen who were practicing for tomorrow's congressional baseball game, an annual tradition between Democrats and Republicans, are confirmed to be safe.

Author: 0 De Villiers to lead South Africa in T20 series v England

Losing a game against the islanders was a huge set back and introspection was necessary to chart out their survival in the tournament, "You have to be honest". It was still part of our pool games, so that's the one area that's a bit different, but it was still a must-win game. "Good team selection and a clinical performance.#INDvSA #CT17 ".

Sports Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

The win is the Warriors second title in three years while on the other side, James goes to three wins and five losses in the NBA Finals. LeBron James , last year's Finals MVP, led the Cavaliers with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists but it was not enough as the home team came out on top.

Author: 0 Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

But if you're lucky enough to have a pick early in the first round, you could get a future superstar. Scooter Gennett became the 17th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game Tuesday night, when he led Cincinnati to a 13-1 win over St.

Sports Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III
Author: 0 Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

In the real world, the Cavs completed an epic comeback past year to stun the Warriors and claim the NBA Finals title. Putting Durant on Golden State's team creates a talent imbalance that would mean Cleveland's three stars - LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love - would each need to play an "A-plus" series for the Cavs to win four games.

Sports Brilliant Yuvraj smashes India to victory over Pak
Author: 0 Brilliant Yuvraj smashes India to victory over Pak

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan used an evenly-paced surface in Birmingham to amass a 136-run opening stand that helped India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by a massive 124-run margin in their Champions Trophy opener on Sunday. While the openers gave India a ideal start, India skipper Virat held on to the innings from one end and chipped in with some crucial runs that pushed Pakistan on the back-foot.

Sports Highlanders beat Lions in rugby thriller
Author: 0 Highlanders beat Lions in rugby thriller

It was the Highlanders who started the better side, and deservedly took the lead after 26 minutes when All Black winger Waisake Naholo powered his way over to score the first try of the game. Sopoaga converted and the hosts had a 10-3 lead. But the fly-half made a mess of the exit strategy from the restart which put his side under huge pressure and handed the Lions with a scrum five metres from the try line.

Sports Mr. Met, flipping the bird to fans, and social media
Author: 0 Mr. Met, flipping the bird to fans, and social media

Mr. Met is listed at 6-feet, 10-inches. The kooky play came in the fourth inning with the Milwaukee Brewers ahead 2-0 after they loaded the bases with one out. Matt Bowman, Trevor Rosenthal and Seung Hwan Oh pitched an inning each to complete a five-hitter. In the bottom of the ninth, Juan Lagares reached on an infield single with two outs before Michael Conforto lined a double down the left field line to drive in Lagares and prevent the shutout.

Sports LEADING OFF: Cespedes still limping, Zimmerman eyes return
Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Cespedes still limping, Zimmerman eyes return

He went 1 for 3 before being pulled. Chicago had four home runs and 12 hits yesterday - its highest total of either in the last 20 games (had 14 hits and four HR on May 21 vs. The 38-year-old gave up five runs and seven hits over six innings in a loss to Miami on Wednesday . After Mookie Betts was intentionally walked, Pedroia hit a ground single to right and Marrero beat the throw from Aaron Altherr with a headfirst slide on a close play.

Sports Clubs on alert as Verratti tells PSG he wants to leave
Author: 0 Clubs on alert as Verratti tells PSG he wants to leave

However, it has been claimed that Verratti has other ideas and is keen to push for a move to Barcelona , who are said to be interested in taking him to Spain in the summer transfer window. Should the meeting take place, it will be for the second time as a meeting did take place in Formentera past year. It was the current Bayern boss who launched the midfielder's career when he signed him for PSG in 2012.

Author: 0 'Draymond sucks' chant breaks out during Game 4

Draymond Green is not too happy with Cleveland Cavaliers fans and it has nothing to do with them booing or heckling him. During the third quarter, he picked up what was really his second tech of the game. An officer intervened, and moments later, shoving ensued that involved two males. A fan can be seen yelling at Babers-Green. That was the extent of the incident.

Sports Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens
Author: 0 Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens

After an intense recruitment by the Buffalo Bills , Maclin has chosen instead to sign with the Baltimore Ravens . Schefter said he believes the Ravens might look to sign veteran wide receiver Eric Decker as soon as the New York Jets finally part ways with him.

Sports Ostapenko made history by winning thriller
Author: 0 Ostapenko made history by winning thriller

In fairness, Ostapenko, the 20-year-old of Latvia, has never played the role of victor in such a ceremony before. Jelena Ostapenko: The Latvian wunderkind celebrated her 20th birthday in style, capping a fairytale fortnight by becoming the first unseeded woman to win the French Open in the Open Era.

Author: 0 Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

I believe that we have a mature group, and we have great leadership and we trust our leadership, that these guys understand it. "These guys have done that". Crosby had three assists in Game 5, and after Malkin and Kessel had been held without a point in Games 3 and 4, they both scored on Thursday night. The Penguins clinched the best-of-seven championship with a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators to win the franchise's fifth Stanley Cup .

Sports Red Sox Drop Two Of Three Against The Yankees
Author: 0 Red Sox Drop Two Of Three Against The Yankees

This will be the Tigers' second appearance on the Sunday night show . Reigning World Series champions the Chicago Cubs were crushed 9-1 by the Colorado Rockies, the St Louis Cardinals hammered the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0, the New York Mets humbled the Atlanta Braves 8-1 and 6-1 in a double-header, the Kansas City Royals topped the San Diego Padres 12-6, the Oakland Athletics were too good for the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 having lost 6-5 earlier in the day and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated ...

Author: 0 Press gives US women 1-0 victory in Norway

The goal , scored in the sixth minute, was the earliest the US has ever tallied at Mexico's Estadio Azteca . Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera smacked a free kick off the bar from 30 yards after 70 minutes before Bradley hammered a volley off the post from a similar distance four minutes later but neither side could find the victor.

Sports José Mourinho has personally persuaded Morata to move to Man Utd
Author: 0 José Mourinho has personally persuaded Morata to move to Man Utd

It looks like the Manchester giants have returned with a fresh offer as the Express claim that United have now submitted a fresh £60m offer that Madrid are due to discuss with Morata tomorrow. Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho , has said he took over a group of players that "do not know what it is to win", when he arrived at the club past year.

Sports Draymond Green called KD from Oracle parking lot after 2016 Finals loss
Author: 0 Draymond Green called KD from Oracle parking lot after 2016 Finals loss

During the playoffs, most of Golden State's wins have not been close. Until the Cavs did it previous year, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. Kevin Durant (left) shoots the defining three-pointer over LeBron James. The Warriors carried their collapse with them throughout this season, and they will surely hear more 3-1 chatter over the next two days as some pressure shifts to them while the series moves to their home.

Author: 0 Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

I saw my guy get his head cross-checked in the ice 10 times . Murray's opposite number Pekka Rinne was replaced after conceding three goals from nine shots in the first period, before backup Juuse Saros was beaten a further three times in the second.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr, Tyronn Lue Both Were Confused By Draymond Green's Technical Foul

That tech occurred after Green and head coach Steve Kerr complained about a foul call that was assessed after Green struck Cavs guard Iman Shumpert in the face. It might not come as a surprise that the Warriors star wants to finish off a sweep of Cleveland rather than returning home to play Game 5 and beyond.

Author: 0 Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key

LGBT Conservative groups have registered their opposition, while the increasingly-powerful Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson requested specific reassurances from Theresa May that LGBT rights would be defended as part of any arrangement with the DUP .