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The 27 year old is expected to line up versus New Zealand as a blind-side flanker to counteract the Kiwi threat at the breakdown. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that we want to play off quick ball, and they'll want us not to", Hansen said.
  • Svitolina Doubtful for Wimbledon After Birmingham Exit

    Svitolina Doubtful for Wimbledon After Birmingham Exit

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    Elina Svitolina's relationship with the grass suffered another downturn after she lost the second round match to Camila Giorgi , before admitting that a foot injury might also scupper her Wimbledon chances. Vandeweghe faces Garbine Muguruza in the quarter-finals on Friday after the Spaniard's 6-1 6-4 win over American Alison Riske . Great Britain's Johanna Konta reaches for a shot during her match against USA's CoCo Vandeweghe on day four of the 2017 tennis Classic at Edgbaston ...
  • Giorgi upsets Svitolina at Birmingham

    Giorgi upsets Svitolina at Birmingham

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    She was out-played and out-powered by a grass-court natural - who has just appointed Pat Cash as her coach. Giorgi, ranked 102, moves through to a quarter-final clash with Australia's Ashleigh Barty. "That's what you want from a match, to be firing and moving well right away". World number five Elina Svitolina suffered defeat at the hands of Camila Giorgi, with the Italian qualifier triumphing 6-4 4-6 6-2.
  • Sports WebXtra: Rockets going after big-time free agents

    Sports WebXtra: Rockets going after big-time free agents

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    According to The Indy Star, the Rockets have been trying to engage the Indiana Pacers in a potential Paul George trade. Houston is considered a " real threat " for Lowry, even though he has already played with the Rockets . " Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that the Rockets have at least four top-tier free agents in their summer sights: Atlanta's Paul Millsap , Toronto's Kyle Lowry and the LA Clippers duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin ", he continued.
  • India vs West Indies, 1st ODI

    India vs West Indies, 1st ODI

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    Kohli when asked about it at the team hotel in Port of Spain insisted that he respected Kumble as a cricketer and a match-winner but also did talk about the respect he and his team had for the sanctity, a word he used a lot, of the dressing-room.
  • Charlotte Hornets draft Malik Monk with 11th overall pick

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    He's a really good defender, proved it in the tournament, [defended] Monk well running through screens, using his length to bother an outside jump shooter". For me, I'm 22 years old but I don't feel like I'm anywhere close to my ceiling. He was the victor of the Jerry West Award given to the nation's top shooting guard.
  • Soft dismissals cost us the match, says de Villiers

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    India marched into the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy after beating South Africa . "Comparing the two captains - Kohli and AB de Villiers , both of whom play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, Harbhajan said: "...you can tell how apart they are right from the manner in which they approach games.
  • Twins draft CA prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No

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    Despite his age, Gore was considered by many to be the best left-handed pitcher in the draft. Slot value for the No. 1 overall pick this year is $7.77 million, but the Twins aren't expected to pay that much to steer Lewis away from a University of California, Irvine commitment.
  • Team NZ through to challengers final

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    Emirates Team New Zealand , skippered by Peter Burling, capsizes. Under pressure from the Kiwis towards the end of race three, Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge was sprinting to the portside wheel when he lost his footing and slid off the boat.
  • Ashby's flying start in America's Cup final

    Ashby's flying start in America's Cup final

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    There has been the odd close moment, but the Kiwis have undoubtedly been faster on every point of sail, simply sailing away from ORACLE TEAM USA. That means they need to win eight races total to spirit the Auld Mug back to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, where it resided from 1995 until 2003.
  • Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew

    Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew

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    Chile will hope to have Alexis Sanchez fully fit to start after the Arsenal star came on as a second-half substitute against Cameroon as part of his recovery from an ankle problem. We worked a little bit smarter defensively and we were good with the ball and scored a goal. "First and foremost, I am happy we picked up the three points", beamed Germany coach Joachim Loew , who punched the air at the final whistle.
  • Ward Stops Kovalev to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown

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    The Star-Ledger had Kovalev ahead by point after seven. Though Ward's punches bounced off Kovalev , more often than not they caught him square on the target instead of the gloves, which obviously played against him in what was after all an American court.