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Queensland scored first in the second half of State of Origin Game II - as they had to. "So I thought he could have been better in those areas". Despite making a couple of early blunders, Hayne looked risky with the ball in hand and when he got his chance, he made the most of it, strolling through the ragged Queensland defence to score in front of the Blues supporters and replicate his 2014 pose.
  • Team NZ sails into lead - Outteridge goes swimming

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    Outteridge slipped and flew off the boat as the six-man crew went through its quick, choreographed sprint to change sides while the 50-foot foiling catamaran was turning while going about 27 knots on the fifth of seven legs. Burling sailed ahead to a 47-second victory. The British and Swedish crews each have a total of eight medals, the New Zealand Team seven, Japan two and the USA one.
  • Kiwis back to challenge United States in America's Cup

    Kiwis back to challenge United States in America's Cup

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    Skipper Jimmy Spithill , who is looking to win the America's Cup for the third time before he turns 38, started with an Instagram post of a cartoon of a bald eagle in an American flag motif digging its talons into a surprised kiwi bird, accompanied by the hashtag #battleofbermuda.
  • Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

    Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

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    In return, the Celtics will receive the 76ers' first-round pick this year - No. 3 overall - as well as one future first round pick. "Having two number one picks that are gonna play together next year for the first time is gonna be exciting", said Embiid.
  • Nuggets trade back, pick up versatile power forward, 24th pick

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    For the Nuggets, moving back 11 spots in the draft netted them Lyles, the 12th overall pick from 2015. Mitchell led the ACC in steals (70, 2.0 per game, 23rd in the nation) and paced the Cardinals in scoring (15.6 points per game), 3-point field goals (80), and minutes played (32.3 per game).
  • Sana Mir ready for Women's World Cup challenge

    Sana Mir ready for Women's World Cup challenge

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    Sana's side is in a similar position, qualifying through the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in February, and now ranked seventh in the world. "I know that it's easier to be more competitive in the Twenty20 format than it is in the 50-over one, but I think this tournament will show the talent that is available out there", the former South Africa wicket-keeper added.
  • Ryan Bertrand: Gareth Southgate still the man despite England's loss to France

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    England manager Southgate was furious after his players failed to take advantage of having an extra man for virtually half the game in the Stade de France and instead succumbed to a late goal by the Euro 2016 finalists. Officials are also planning to play Oasis anthem " Don't Look Back In Anger " before kick off. "We are very grateful to the French for offering us this tribute", England coach Gareth Southgate said .
  • Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

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    If Fultz can duplicate those numbers at the National Basketball Association level, the 76ers, in the near future, could be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. There have been more cheers than booing from the crowd in Brooklyn. Though there will be more. "We have all been around NBA basketball for a while now".
  • Ioane brace gives New Zealand win against Lions in first test

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    The Lions have a team who can do that. "We have got to be a little bit more clinical, we are making some good breaks we just have to finish them off". In Conor Murray , they have a kicking scrum-half who can land the ball on a sixpence. And then Anthony Watson's offload went loose after he had beaten three defenders off a Williams switch pass.
  • ICC approves using Decision Review System in all T20Is

    ICC approves using Decision Review System in all T20Is

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    The 80 over top-up of reviews in Test cricket has been removed. A number of the approved recommendations were related to the DRS. This includes mandatory use of ball-tracking and edge detection technology. Other changes include the restriction on bat dimensions - thickness of edges and depth of bat. Also, umpires will now enjoy the authority to send-off players from the field on grounds of misconduct.
  • Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

    Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

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    Carr officially signed his extension with the Raiders on Friday. Carr was set to make a $977,515 base salary in 2017, the final year of his rookie contract. "I think that they do", Breer said on Periscope , when asked if the Raiders had enough pieces in place to compete with the reigning Super Bowl champs.