by | May 31, 2017 | 11:46

Wilkinson's candid criticism amounts to a sizeable indictment of the Lions' class of 2005, when admitting "we were all over the place" in the 21-3 first Test defeat to New Zealand . He was looking forward to getting the first game under the belt on Saturday and "crack on". "I don't see how you could even win that". Calon Lan was chosen by the Lions players for this tour, as a song to follow their New Zealand greeting.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:08

Outside of Durant's month-long absence in March, the Warriors cruised once again to the No. 1 seed in the conference. In 2014, Cleveland wound up with the number one overall pick for the second straight year. There are plenty of intriguing storylines ahead of the best-of-seven showdown between the 2015 champion Warriors and the 2016 champion Cavaliers. It spoke to so many dynamics, but chief among them was the notion that Golden State doesn't plan to play fair.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:28

Recall that outgoing manager Luis Enrique announced that he will no longer continue as the coach of the Catalan giants, saying he will leave at the end of the current season. Right-back Inigo Lekue has been named in the Spain squad since his 2015 debut. Valverde , twice considered in the past, topped a list that also included Jorge Sampaoli, Ronald Koeman and Luis Enrique's assistant, Juan Carlos Unzue.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:57

After the defending champs were held without a shot over a span lasting 37 minutes, Jake Guentzel finally put a puck on net for the Pittsburgh Penguins . "The impact of that moment, then the chain of events that happened after that with the penalty kills I think changed the course of the game", said Laviolette, who nevertheless did not agree with suggestions that the Penguins had stolen victory.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:09

The ex-England skipper was substituted in the 26th minute - matching his shirt number - against the Black Cats and given a guard of honour by his teammates. Not only did Cowley lead Lincoln back into the English Football League, he also inspired the Imps to become the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, beating Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley before losing to finalists Arsenal .

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:38

The skipper added: "That is the hallmark of this team, especially this year". While RPS needed four runs off the last ball to win the game, Daniel Christian struck it on the leg side and signalled Washington Sundar to run for three, which would tie the game.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:39

Although he ruled himself out of Game 1, Kerr left the door open to returning during the rematch of the last two NBA Finals . "I'm not ready to coach yet", Kerr told reporters on Monday. The series will feature a number of compelling individual matchups, most notably James versus Durant at small forward, Kyrie Irving versus Curry at point guard and Kevin Love versus Draymond Green at power forward.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:20

Wenger berated those fans who had called for his exit during matches in the latter part of the season, but said he does not have to hold it against them in the long-run. "I'm sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team". 'Honestly, I did not see the situation.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:01

Pic: Getty ImagesSpeculations pertaining Arsene Wenger's future has been put to rest as he has verbally agreed to stay on as manager for two more years - extending his over two decade reign at the club. Arsenal have got a long way to go at the moment, they're a long way behind. "I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you can not question is my commitment".

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:58

Speculation has been rife that the Arsenal board have presented Wenger with a two year contract extension, however, as fans have raged against the manager in another frustrating season, Wenger has so far not put pen to paper. Arsenal finished fifth in the league, having crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich. Could Wenger turn his back on Arsenal? Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger , on Monday met with the club's majority owner, Stan ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:12

The Senators made things interesting by scoring late in the third period - a double-deflection goal that wasn't Murray's fault - but overall, Sullivan's choices panned out and the Penguins' pursuit of a second consecutive title is still very much alive.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:29

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he was "worried" after Chelsea equalised in Saturday's FA Cup final . "We are at the end of the season and many players are exhausted and there is a lot of pressure". After the final, Wenger was once again critical of those Arsenal fans who have been demonstrating against him during matches this season. "Fair play to him, he changed the system".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:48

Bale is seeking the third Champions League triumph of his Madrid career after lifting the trophy in 2014 and 2016. Although he described the final as "very special" he will accept that. "At the time there was not a stadium big enough, I don't think". The question of whether Zinedine Zidane will field Bale at the Millenium Stadium or high-flying Spanish midfielder Isco has dominated the Spanish media before Saturday's final, where Real are bidding to become the first team to successfully ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:59

Wenger made it clear that he runs the show after the Wembley win, but Kroenke will find a way to keep Gazidis sweet in the negotiations over the future direction of the club. And I don't think Arsene can let go. Despite the agreement, Arsenal's board want Wenger to make changes to his management style and want the Frenchman to avoid a repeat of last summer's chaotic transfer window.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:25

Defending champion Novak Djokovic enjoyed a winning French Open start under new coach Andre Agassi yesterday, cruising past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round. And it definitely makes sense. "I feel at home because I have a great relationship with all the girls that are working here, with a lot of people that are running the event".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:53

It was 37.6 percent to 34.0 percent for the Cavaliers in their wins, 42.7 percent to 26.1 percent for the Warriors in the Golden State wins. A student of the game , he's old school with a fresh perspective. Lue's defensive strategy to this point in the playoffs has been to neutralize the opponents' top player. And if Thompson and Iguodala are successful at making winning plays for them throughout it, the second title in three years they seek should be theirs.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:02

It wasn't a Sidney Crosby injury that stopped game play during the first game of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night at PPG Arena in Pittsburgh . We hate the result. That put the game away, gave the Penguins an improbable 1-0 lead in the series and certainly left the Predators feeling deflated and frustrated.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:50

The 67-year-old reportedly met with club owner Stan Kroenke to discuss his future after the London club finished outside the top four for the first time in 21 years. Arsenal went on to win 2-1 to claim their third FA Cup in four seasons and 13th overall. A vocal minority of Arsenal fans were exasperated by underwhelming results during the season, with Bayern Munich notoriously destroying them by a 10-2 aggregate margin in the Champions League in March.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:01

If the Celtics were playing with house money heading into the series, they are flush with it again as they return to the Garden. Always aware, he walked back on defense after the historic shot with one finger held high in the air. That being that the gap between them and the defending champion Cavs remains monstrous. On top of all of that, President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is a shrewd decision-maker who is well-aware of the task facing his team if they want to be mentioned with ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:41

The degree of difficulty was off the charts, but that didn't matter to Kyrie, who led the Cavs to a 112-99 victory and left the Celtics on the brink of elimination. James, however, wasn't the best player on the floor in Game 4. Four players scored in double figures for Boston in the defeat on Tuesday night, but the top-seed couldn't hold on to an early 16 point lead.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:06

Chancellor Merkel has been around the political block more than a few times, and she is not now biting the hand that feeds (bear in mind, too, America's huge importance for German business ). Merkel is also signaling to conservatives in her party who are deeply skeptical about some of Macron's bolder ideas for the euro zone that they must be prepared to compromise.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:25

But his bold charge - a 5-under 65 - was not enough to hold off Kevin Kisner, who shot a 66 and finished with a 10-under 270. Spieth shot 5-under 65 and birdied 15 but finished with three straight pars to remain 9 under. He routinely outdrove the 59-year-old Langer by 30 yards and got up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th to maintain his one-shot advantage. He slipped further back with a bogey at the par-four 12th, but rallied to birdie two of his last three holes to finish three shots ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:39

Play will start on all courts from 10 a.m. (BST). He again went 4-1 up before a wobble saw him fail to convert eight set-points at 5-3. Prior to the tournament, Rafael Nadal said he considers Paris his second home due to the past success at Roland Garros.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:02

Failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1996 increased the pressure, before Arsenal and Wenger won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday. For much of the season, Wenger - who is out of contract next month - and the club have publicly refused to announce their intentions. That's why I said it's not about popularity, it's about outcome.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:35

Onyekuru has just come off the back of a superb campaign that saw him score 20 league goals to finish as the Belgian top flights leading goal-scorer. "Henry (Onyekuru) is close to becoming a Gunner, the transfer fee has been agreed and his weekly wages and other personal terms have been agreed." a source close to Onyekuru revealed .

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:44

Reigning French Open champion Garbine Muguruza breezed into the second round today with a straight-sets win over 2010 Roland Garros victor Francesca Schiavone . In the deciding set, Fourlis saved two of three match points but Wozniacki ultimately came out on top. The Frenchman failed to protect a break lead in the second set.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:07

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has broken Atletico Madrid hearts and silenced fans of Napoli and Barcelona so few people would be surprised if he cements his reputation on the biggest stage in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus .

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:21

But Bashir is a massive fan of the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni as well. On the other hand, India's sports minister Vijay Goel bashed BCCI for holding the meeting with PCB , and said the governing body should first talk to the government before giving any proposal to Pakistan.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:45

Nashville became the first team since the National Hockey League began tracking the stat in 1957 to hold a team without a shot for an entire period during the Stanley Cup Final. Part of his job title is to alert coach Mike Sullivan when to challenge a call. "We hate the result". After Subban intercepted a careless mid-ice clearance by the Penguins, he passed the puck forward for Filip Forsberg .

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:27

Kerr , 51, travelled with the Warriors for the final two games of the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio . Heading into June, the feeling remains fresh for Warriors fans. But the Warriors still have a ton of depth to call upon if Thompson does continue to struggle. In the postseason, Curry got to warm-up against Oakland's own Damian Lillard.

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:22

Citing that he would only accept an offer in the billion dollar range, LaVar Ball nixed offers from the major corporations and chose to release the ZO2, Lonzo's signature shoe under LaVar's Big Baller Brand . So, I don't want to say anything that way, but he does get a persona that's just totally not him. "He's a great locker room guy, and he just leads by example, and he gets people to follow".

by | May 31, 2017 | 10:46

Board members are due to give their assent to those plans. It appears as though Wenger remains in charge of his future at the Emirates, a situation only mirrored by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who decided his own fate when he retired in 2013.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:45

After further review, Pittsburgh was right. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 minutes - and lost. When Guentzel ended an eight-game goalless drought and Nick Bonino picked up his second goal on an empty-netter, the Penguins were in control as they try to become the first team since Detroit in 1998 to win back-to-back Cups.

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:11

He's been around for a long time now and he knows what to do to win matches. "And last year during Bercy that's when I reached No. 1 for first time, so I've got very good memories from Paris last year, and I'll try and have another good one year this year".

by | May 31, 2017 | 09:39

Singh's distance off the tee allowed him to attack Trump National's par 5s, where he'd made birdies 12 out of 16 times. Langer stayed close to Singh despite an off day by his standards. "I'm excited where my game is at this point and looking forward to hopefully a couple of more good years on the PGA Tour Champions". "But I missed a lot of putts out there".