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The Crusaders always loomed as the toughest opponents of the opening 10 days and Gatland has chose to field what appears to be the strongest Lions side yet in a bid avoid what would be a dispiriting second defeat so early on the tour. Payne carried his calf issue into the Lions tour, and was a late withdrawal from the tour-opening 13-7 win over the Provincial Barbarians. The Lions reclaimed the lead with two penalties to Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny - their only second-half points ...
  • Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

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    Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue agreed that he doesn't see a reason his team should go away from its style, especially considering they overcame a 2-0 and 3-1 hole in the Finals previous year. That's mostly because of Durant, the former NBA MVP who signed with the Warriors in July. "If we're locked in on the defensive end, we'll score enough points", Green said.
  • Big games like these' - Andrew Fifita on NSW dominant win over Maroons

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    What time does State of Origin 2017 Game I start? "We just couldn't seem to handle him tonight", Queensland coach Kevin Walters said. What followed was a 52-6 flogging in game three at Suncorp Stadium. But they're no longer the latter - although the return of the injured Johnathan Thurston in match two in Sydney will undoubtedly help. If there was one area, apart from the scoreboard, where NSW truly dominated it was from the bench.
  • Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

    Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

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    But Yuvraj's unbridled aggression lifted the pressure on Kohli, who accelerated towards the end to remain not out on 81 off 68 balls. In a match that saw multiple delays due to rain, Pakistan were set a revised target of 289 in 41 overs.
  • Andy Murray 'fired up' by 'strange' time violation at French Open

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    His body language spoke increasingly of a player heading for trouble. "He was the better player and deserved to win". "He loves a challenge", said Gilbert, who is now an ESPN analyst but worked with Murray for 18 months between 2006 and 2007, helping him break into the world's top 10.
  • French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals

    French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals

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    I think I'm playing well. "I'm the odd one out in the semis, but hopefully I can keep it up". Murray's match against Nishikori was not the best advertisement for his improved form. "Obviously for a couple of points after that I was sacked up, because I was frustrated at that moment", he said. I was making poor decisions. "I came in playing garbage", Murray said.
  • Giants sign DT Corbin Bryant

    Giants sign DT Corbin Bryant

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    Bryant was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Northwestern when he signed with the Chicago Bears after the 2011 NFL Draft. He joined the Bills the next season. Bryant became a permanent part of Buffalo's defensive line rotation during the 2013 season. He has 43 total tackles in his career to go with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
  • Pepe unhappy with Real exit

    Pepe unhappy with Real exit

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    De Gea has always been the front-runner to replace Keylor Navas as the club's first choice keeper, with a deal previously breaking down in 2015, and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho now said to be open to allowing the Spaniard to leave. He has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, while rumours of a Premier League switch also abound, but on Tuesday the Portugal global was in the mood for nostalgia.
  • Costa Set to Leave Chelsea

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    Conte said he did not count on me for next season", Costa was quoted as saying by The Telegraph on Wednesday. Diego Costa's time at Chelsea seems to have come to an end. Costa, who has scored 58 goals for Chelsea since joining from Atletico for £32m three years ago, spoke of his quandary to reporters following Spain's game against Colombia last night.
  • Andy Murray Sets Up An Exciting Third-Round Clash With Del Potro

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    Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova is into the third round of the women's singles for the first time after a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova. 3 Stan Wawrinka caged Alexandr "The Dog" Dolgopolov 6-4, 7-6 (5), 7-5, No. 7 Marin Cilic beat Russian Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, and No. 8 Kei Nishikori held off France's Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (5).
  • Nadal enters French Open semis as Carreno Busta retires

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    Paris: Rafael Nadal warned of the threat presented by Dominic Thiem's "huge potential" ahead of their clash for a place in Sunday's French Open final. He was definitely the better player today. I just have to watch that I am I am not giving him his favourite positions on the forehand. The other men's quarterfinals scheduled for later Wednesday are 2016 runner-up Andy Murray vs.