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Author: 0 How the 2019 Rugby World Cup could play out

The pool of death for England once again, although closer inspection suggests that this won't be as tough as meeting Australia and Wales in 2015. Ireland will be favourites to win Pool A as they set about trying to improve a World Cup record that has never seen them progress beyond the quarter-finals.

Sports Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court
Author: 0 Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

With Hayward not voted to the All-NBA team, he's not eligible for a designated-veteran-player extension from the Utah Jazz, which would've put him in line for a six-year, $224 super-max deal. "If they want to talk to me now, it just went up to $3 billion". For now plan on going hard at Hayward to play the small forward role and wait till next year to sign Isaiah.

Sports Bundesliga appoint their first ever female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, in European first
Author: 0 Bundesliga appoint their first ever female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, in European first

Bibiana Steinhaus will be the first woman ever to referee in the German top flight after the German Football Association ( DFB ) named her on the list of referees for the 2017-18 Bundesliga season. Steinhaus , who also officiated the 2015 women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan, isn't just breaking the glass ceiling in Germany, but it appears in all of European top-flight soccer.

Sports Man United held by Southampton in 0-0 stalemate
Author: 0 Man United held by Southampton in 0-0 stalemate

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has launched a new attack on the Premier League by accusing them of hindering his team's bid for Europa League success. Despite the hard-fought draw, in which Southampton would have won but for the brilliance of United's stand-in goalkeeper Sergio Romero, manager Claude Puel remains under pressure.

Sports Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0
Author: 0 Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

The Spurs should have no business competing with Golden State but, because of Kawhi, they did. "It's just not what anybody does to anybody else". The Spurs get three days off to lick their wounds and hope Leonard, who sprained a previously injured left ankle in Game 1 , can be ready for Game 3 on Saturday.

Sports Man City beats West Brom, virtually seals top-4 place in EPL
Author: 0 Man City beats West Brom, virtually seals top-4 place in EPL

Guardiola wanted to see a better pressing game from Aguero, more teamwork and link-up play, a better work ethic. Pep Guardiola kept the media waiting on Tuesday night after failing to appear for his post-match press conference until well after 11pm, but when the Manchester City manager arrived he had the ideal excuse for his lateness after the victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Sports Tigers get to Bundy, Orioles
Author: 0 Tigers get to Bundy, Orioles

Martinez is 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA in three career outings against Detroit . Twice last season, in fact, he gave up seven runs on eight hits - just like he did in a forgettable 2? innings against the Orioles Tuesday. Instead, when the Tigers announced the move after Thursday's game, it was actually an arm that was Detroit-bound from Triple-A Toledo, in the form of right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer.

Sports Conor McGregor Applies For Boxing License, Confirms NSAC Head
Author: 0 Conor McGregor Applies For Boxing License, Confirms NSAC Head

However, Mayweather was in no mood to discuss his Irish counterpart and quickly shot down the question. The deal was brokered by Sam Jones, who is the boyfriend of her GB team-mate Sandy Ryan, but Marshall, who will be based in Las Vegas, says she was incredulous at first.

Author: 0 Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

Ball is a true point guard who led all of Division I in assists per game (7.6). The Celtics won 25 games in the first season after the trade but their win total has improved in each of the next three seasons, culminating in getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference this season.

Sports Huddersfield Town boss ready to tame Hillsborough crowd
Author: 0 Huddersfield Town boss ready to tame Hillsborough crowd

Sky Bet have got Sheffield Wednesday at 7/5 favourites. Under 2.5 goals is priced at just 4/7 (1.57 ). The tie, between local rivals, also featured some predictably robust moments with Huddersfield full-back Tommy Smith the game's first yellow card, just before the half-hour, for upending Steven Fletcher.

Sports Jose Mourinho Looks To Europa League Final After Tottenham Hotspur Defeat
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Looks To Europa League Final After Tottenham Hotspur Defeat

United suffered a 2-1 loss against Tottenham on Sunday to mathematically confirm that the Red Devils would finish outside the top four for a third time in four seasons. "[Martial] didn't play against Celta because the options were different but he is fine and he is one of the guys that it is very important for him to play 90 minutes".

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball: Lonzo Ball will only work out for Lakers?

All of these questions will be speculated about until answers are finally given at the end of June, but for now, here are my projections for the first round of the NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers will select third. The second scenario is quite common in the NBA Draft. Asked following Wednesday's media availability at the team's training facility if extending Embid is a priority, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo replied, "It's something we'll talk about at the ...

Sports Hamish Bennett relishes solid comeback for Kiwis
Author: 0 Hamish Bennett relishes solid comeback for Kiwis

Winning the toss, Black Caps skipper Tom Latham asked the Tigers to bat first and openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya gave Bangladesh the flawless start. Latham's pleased with the way they timed their chase, and said they managed to build a lot of partnerships and that was the pleasing thing.

Author: 0 Will give my best in Champions Trophy, says Mohammed Shami

Rohit, who didn't play ODI cricket since October past year recovered well to make a comeback and will open the batting along with Shikhar Dhawan . He has got one of the best brains and he is the best person to guide Virat."When asked regarding Dhoni's batting position for the Champions Trophy, Prasad said: "That is up to the combination and let the team management decide that".

Sports Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020
Author: 0 Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020

The district is envisioned to include a roughly 6,000-seat arena, more than 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space, 2,500 residential units and possibly a 300-room hotel, along with 25 acres of parks and open space. The Chargers will continue to play at the StubHub Center in Carson, while the Rams will stay at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the next three seasons, according to the Los Angeles Times .

Author: 0 Real Madrid's 2-goal Cristiano Ronaldo: Now our focus is Sunday

In 66 combined starts, they've scored 38 goals to go along with 26 assists - contributions from the bench that any team would envy. The club issued an emotional open letter to supporters the day after the end of their European adventure which pledged to "carry on together, let's keep on dreaming".

Sports Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators
Author: 0 Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

The Penguins , who won 1-0 to even the best-of-7 series at 1-1, held the Senators without a shot on goal for 18:53 bridging the second and third periods. "There were a number of really high quality chances that we didn't score on", Sullivan said. As the two conference finals unfold, that big trade in the summer of 2013 will continue to play a major part in the fortunes of both teams involved, four years later.

Sports John Terry has made most of season on periphery at Chelsea
Author: 0 John Terry has made most of season on periphery at Chelsea

Terry, who has captained Chelsea on a record 579 occasions, said he had never intended in trying to prevent younger talent from breaking through whilst he blocked their way. Conte said his "door is open" for Holland to stay, but the former Italy boss understands the lure of the national team. 'We are a great club and we need to compete to try to win every competition'.

Author: 0 Real Madrid sets its sights on first Liga title in 5 years

The club issued an emotional open letter to supporters the day after the end of their European adventure which pledged to "carry on together, let's keep on dreaming". "We can not play for a draw , we must play our normal game", he said. "We still have to play the last game and it is going to be at least as hard as it was in Vigo".

Sports Holmes, Stanley used birdies at No. 17 to tie for Players lead
Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley used birdies at No. 17 to tie for Players lead

McGirt had three birdies on the front nine and eagled both of the par-fives on the back nine to offset two bogeys. - Rory McIlroy made a birdie on the final hole in his second round on Friday to guarantee himself a spot in the weekend at The Players Championship, but he might struggle a bit to get through the final 36 holes.

Author: 0 Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, battles for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov (47), of Russian Federation, during the second period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington.

Author: 0 Truex Jr. wins race marred by scary wreck

Kevin Harvick, No. 4, Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, $27.50: In the last five races at Kansas, Harvick has three top-five finishes and a victory (Fall, 2016), to go with the best average finish among active drivers (6.6). Today, we were able to get those right when it mattered. "The No. 78 got us on that restart somehow", Blaney said. It kind of stinks. The next points race on the calendar happens to be the Coca-Cola 600, a race that Truex led for 392 of 400 laps - or 588 of 600 miles - last ...

Sports Unified Chelsea deserved title triumph: Manager Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Unified Chelsea deserved title triumph: Manager Antonio Conte

And Conte firmly believes the Premier League champions can improve even further in 2017-18. "It is a great season but now we can win the FA Cup", he said . The Italian had already been drenched by champagne, iced water and beer in the dressing room, forcing a change of clothes, before his post-match media conference was brought to an abrupt halt by Costa and David Luiz.

Sports Contreras 2 HRs, Butler 6 scoreless, Cubs stop Cardinals 3-2
Author: 0 Contreras 2 HRs, Butler 6 scoreless, Cubs stop Cardinals 3-2

Narratives haven't quite taken hold this season, but I can sort of feel one coming on: the Cardinals can't beat good teams. With six wins in a row and an edge over the Central Division, the Cardinals want to keep this momentum going and it's an important weekend to send a message to the Cubs.