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Sport Owen Farrell starts ahead of Johnny Sexton for first Lions Test
Author: 0 Owen Farrell starts ahead of Johnny Sexton for first Lions Test

And Gatland has favoured Alun Wyn Jones, a trusted Wales lieutenant, ahead of young England powerhouse Maro Itoje at lock. Savea is replaced on the left wing by 20-year-old Blues flyer Rieko Ioane , who will become the youngest All Black to start a Test in 12 years when he runs onto his home ground of Eden Park on Saturday.

Author: 0 Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Grandi also called for properly protecting and caring for the world's refugees , internally displaced and asylum-seekers - who now number 22.5 million, 40.3 million, and 2.8 million, respectively. At a hearing last week, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said cutting foreign aid hurts suffering people, but also makes "the world more dangerous" for America.

Author: 0 Mexico hold Portugal to 2-2 draw in Confederations Cup 2017

The June 17 game between Russian Federation and New Zealand (2-0) brought together some 50,000 spectators on the stands of St Petersburg stadium. His Real Madrid teammate Pepe , however, said for Ronaldo who denied any wrongdoing, football was a priority.

Sport Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? How about these?
Author: 0 Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? How about these?

With pay-per-views, my money travels directly from my bank account to a fighter's. "Yes, of course, why not?" "Guys who have the love for the sport and love what they do - and love the attention, and giving the fans what they want to see - that's what they do".

Author: 0 Four-way tie at Erin Hills

The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Brendan Steele hits a drive on the fifth hole during the second round of the U.S. "Guess what?" he said to his 4-year-old son. He made the eagle to get his name in the record book Saturday. McIlroy was never in the short grass from the 11th hole to the end on Thursday when he opened with a career-worst 78, and he didn't do almost enough in the ...

Author: 0 Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew

Veteran midfielder Tim Cahill , now 37, came on towards the end for his 98th cap, but the Socceroos' all-time top scorer failed to add to his tally of 48 goals. "Robbie makes decisive runs in behind and we thought we could cause them some problems". Bet365 Sports is offering the top lines for all Confederations Cup matches and prior to first-touch today, the United Kingdom sportsbook has posted its odds, which are in favor of the Germans at 1.36, but Australia , whom plays very well ...

Sport Nate Diaz sued by former management firm
Author: 0 Nate Diaz sued by former management firm

UFC 202 was talked about as being one of the highest UFC pay-per-view events in the company's history, although the numbers do not have to be disclosed by the UFC. Following the split, the Ballengee Group alleges that Diaz never paid them for their cut in the profits made from the rematch with McGregor last August.

Sport Azarenka makes winning return after break to have baby
Author: 0 Azarenka makes winning return after break to have baby

I started getting down on myself for making mistakes. In the third-set tiebreaker Ozaki held a 5-3 lead before dropping the next three points. "That's something to expect after a long break, but definitely something I need to work on". However on 5-5 Azarenka got broken at love as Ozaki won seven points in a row: the Japanese didn't convert three match points and in the tie-break she also had several chances: Ozaki was up 2-0, 3-1, 5-3, but from that Azarenka stepped up and after not ...

Sport Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup
Author: 0 Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup

Portugal in its Confederations Cup opener, and El Tri struggled again before earning all three points in Wednesday's second Group A game against New Zealand . Pride mixed with disappointment for Englishman Hudson, who had been criticised for the performances against Russian Federation and in two lead-up losses.

Sport Estimate: Special session costs $48K for 1 day
Author: 0 Estimate: Special session costs $48K for 1 day

And the massive income tax increase? Madigan plans to discuss workers' compensation on Thursday and the property tax freeze on Friday among "the committee of the whole", essentially a parliamentary move that treats the entire House as a committee that can debate a measure and hear testimony, but not actually vote on it.

Sport Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas in August
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas in August

McGregor vs. Mayweather will take place on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , Nevada. Conor McGregor is set to take to make his professional boxing debut in the most daunting circumstances imaginable, as he attempts to lay his notorious left hand on the jaw of the man who may well be the most unhittable fighter in history.

Sport Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5
Author: 0 Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

Maybe the one about a minute later when Rinne denied Chris Kunitz on a breakaway? Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in the series after he was held without a shot for only the fifth time in his career in Game 3 . "That hasn't changed", Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. But they'll have to win again in Pittsburgh next week to lift the Stanley Cup . Many hockey fans were (rightfully) anxious about the change in the crowd atmosphere before Game 5 after two loud ...

Sport Andre Iguodala's future with Warriors in doubt
Author: 0 Andre Iguodala's future with Warriors in doubt

Unfortunately, the Warriors will have higher priorities this offseason. Then, this season, he recorded 20 points, four rebounds and three assists in the Warriors' finals-clinching Game 5 win over the Cavaliers . He is ranked fourth on The Vertical's list of free-agent small forwards . Haynes reports that, by taking $4 million less, Durant can help the Warriors "use their Bird rights on an Iguodala deal that is far more comparable to what he'd see on the open market".

Author: 0 Andre Ward becomes pound-for-pound king, stops Sergey Kovalev

It was anyone's fight going into the eighth round, with the AP having Kovalev ahead by a point, until Ward landed the right hand that proved the difference. "And it's a healthy respect but it's not a respect that's going to stop him from getting smashed June 17". I dream big. Anything is possible when you have God.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Summoned to Appear Before Spanish Judge Over Tax Issues

I have no doubt that Cristiano will be able to defend himself. A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday. Perez found out about Ronaldo's anger through the front cover of Portuguese newspaper A Bola , but has not spoken to him since his man-of-the-match display in the Champions League final win against Juventus.

Sport Williamson 12th man in Trophy team
Author: 0 Williamson 12th man in Trophy team

Led by Fakhar Zaman's aggressive 114 off 106 balls, Pakistan scored 338-4 at The Oval in London after India won the toss and surprisingly opted to field first. That flying start and some late hitting by Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) set the stage for Mohammad Amir to begin the evisceration of India's batting with a spell of three for 16 in six overs that included Kohli.

Author: 0 US Open: Defending champion Dustin Johnson makes early exit

The greens remained receptive on Friday, but began to firm up later in the day. "I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup". Not bad for a guy who made the cut on the number. Dustin Johnson missed the cut at Erin Hills and so is out of the US Open but the world number one insists that he is not down about his game.

Sport Conor McGregor's sparring partner expects Floyd Mayweather to 'beat him up' badly
Author: 0 Conor McGregor's sparring partner expects Floyd Mayweather to 'beat him up' badly

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) insists his fight with Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is bigger and more significant than Mayweather vs McGregor , which he sees as a "circus show". McGregor, he's won most of his fights standing up, punching. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The UFC commentator said McGregor would have to be subtle about the way he raised his foot to Mayweather on August 26, or he'd risk disqualification and a lawsuit.

Sport Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills
Author: 0 Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka won the tournament at 16 under, tying a record to par at a U.S. Open. All of which made his U.S. Open victory Sunday at Erin Hills all the more special. "I learned how to play golf over in Europe; I learned how to manage being on the road". "He was phenomenal - I would've like to have played like that".

Sport Hill, Samardzija lead Giants past Brewers 7-2
Author: 0 Hill, Samardzija lead Giants past Brewers 7-2

Jimmy worked three more innings, giving up two hits and a hit batter but no more runs. Milwaukee gift-wrapped the Giants their best opportunity of the night when Torres tossed a potential double-play ball hit by Crawford into center field, which allowed the Giants to send the tying run to the plate trailing 5-2.

Sport Kyle Walker fully focused on England task despite ongoing transfer speculation
Author: 0 Kyle Walker fully focused on England task despite ongoing transfer speculation

Walker, who was increasingly dropped in favour of Trippier by Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino toward the end of the season, is expected to complete a £40m move to Manchester City shortly after the global break. Walker has also dropped down the pecking order at Spurs, with Pochettino preferring Kieran Trippier to him over the last few weeks of this past season.

Author: 0 Real Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

I know him and he's a top professional and person and all this is very odd. Real Madrid had a spectacular season, having won the La Liga trophy after five years and retaining their Champions League title. "The last time I spoke to him was when that [failed transfer] happened". My dedication and commitment will always be there as I seek to maintain the club's values and secure as many pieces of silverware as possible.

Author: 0 No offer received for Ronaldo, says Real boss

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed the club are tracking Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. "Like the all other players, though, he has a contract and is a Real Madrid player". Ronaldo's silence has only fuelled talk of a return to Old Trafford, where he became a fans' favourite having flourished under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson before joining Madrid in a world-record deal eight years ago.

Sport Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros. Coentrao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 1.3 million euros of income. According to the BBC , José Mourinho is accused of not paying €3.3m between 2011 and 2012 when in charge of Real Madrid .

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