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'Pinetree' felled. All Blacks great Meads dies aged 81


Coach Steve Hansen, who places great emphasis on the place of the All Blacks in New Zealand sporting folklore, said Meads had been one of the players who built the reputation of the team. Already renowned for his toughness and no-nonsense attitude on the field, Meads broke his arm against Eastern Transvaal on the 1970 tour of South Africa but finished the game. Read More »

Sports EPL: Arsenal Lose to Stoke City

However, we've seen in previous seasons the importance of building momentum early on, and they'll certainly be hoping to give Arsenal a good game on Saturday. He was full of running throughout, showed the desire and fight to stick to Stoke's defensive gameplan, and when his chance came, he took it with aplomb. Read More »

Diego Costa Transfer Fee Reportedly Agreed

None of the above would be a problem if Chelsea were winning, but results are going against them and Conte's recent mistakes will return to haunt him if his team fails to find some form quickly. The national stadium is Tottenham's home this season while White Hart Lane is redeveloped, and Spurs host Conte's side in their first Premier League home game there on Sunday (16:00 BST). Read More »

Running backs impress in Panthers' second preseason game


In today's game , the Tennessee Titans took control right from the start, jumping out to a 17-0 lead after one quarter. Henry also converted on a fourth-and-2 run in the first quarter with a 5-yard gain. Marcus Mariota finished his brief appearance going 6-for-8 with 61 yards and the touchdown pass. Backups Matt Cassel and Alex Tanney threw for a combined 173 yards on 15-for-25 passing. Read More »

England brisk with twin fifties against West Indies


Root was 103 not out at the tea break and had former skipper Alastair Cook for company on 85 not out, with their 176-run stand for the third wicket taking England to 215-2 and well clear of an uneasy start against the pink ball. Kieran Powell was 18 not out and Kyle Hope 25 not out when rain stopped play at 7:26pm local time (1826 GMT) in the inaugural day/night Test in England . Read More »

West Indies toil in historic day/night Test

Indeed, the result already feels like it is a foregone conclusion given the dominance so far of Joe Root's team. Cook then ended a dominant session for England by clipping Roach through midwicket for four. But he was caught at slip for 65 off Roston Chase on the brink of lunch. Moreover, this is Joe Root's second series as captain. At 466 for five, England were hardly in dire straits. Read More »

Kerala 'love jihad': SC orders NIA probe into woman's conversion, marriage


Referring to some "serious remarks" made by the High Court while holding the marriage "null and void", Chief Justice Khehar asked Sibal: "What if we say that the investigation be carried out by the NIA under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge?" While dissolving the marriage, the Kerala High Court had described the case as an instance of "love jihad" and ordered the state police to conduct probe into such cases. Read More »

Tampa Sports Teams Offer To Provide Funds For Removal Of Confederate Statue


Aaron Mesmer of Fox 13 News reported on Monday that Hillsborough County commissioners set a one-month deadline to find the $140,000 funds necessary to move the statue from outside of the courthouse. A message on the GoFundMe page announced the goal was met adding that "we couldn't have done it without your help". Dungy coached the Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and though he went on to win a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, he still lives in the Tampa area and remains active in ... Read More »

New Orleans Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux injury


The 27-year-old will need surgery, and the team expects him to miss four to six weeks. Apparently there had been other "incidents of frustration" with team medical staff in the past, and this was the "final straw". Jones and Suri are employed by Ochsner Health Systems, a major corporate sponsor of the Saints. The team will practice against Los Angeles Chargers Thursday and Friday, and play a preseason game against the Chargers Sunday night in Carson, California. Read More »

Cavs trade rumors: Kristaps Porzingis trade contingent on taking Joakim Noah?


In the report, Woj details that while the Cavs are still hopeful that they will be able to re-sign LeBron when he becomes a free agent following this season, they're not "investing blind faith in the hope he will stay". When Parker went down with an injury in the playoff, Murray played 11 games, averaging 5.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Jackson, the fourth overall pick in the latest NBA Draft, is a hyper-athletic wing with the potential to be a lockdown defender and a ... Read More »

Chelsea and Atletico still £25m apart on Costa


Thirdly, Chelsea are stepping up their pursuit of Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater , who would look to be a direct replacement for Nemanja Matic, especially whilst Tiemoue Bakayoko continues his recovery from injury. "I think Chelsea have got the financial power to make him see out the rest of his contract". Costa has made it clear the only club he wants to join is Atletico, where he would be reunited with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital. Read More »

Phillips | What we learned about the Red Sox during Yankees series


The comeback was ignited by Gritty Gutty Brett Gardner , who was hit by an Addison Reed slider to lead off the eighth. He has received two runs in support in those three starts. "We're going to need to play well against them, but this was an opportunity that we didn't take advantage of to make up a little bit of ground". By winning a battle of hard-throwing bullpens, the Red Sox upped their AL East lead to a season-high 5 1/2 games over rival NY. Read More »

Conor McGregor Knocks Down Sparring Partner Paulie Malignaggi


McGregor spoke about a range of topics - including Paulie Malignaggi, the fan who wrote him a "catchy" tribute song , and his plans to derail Mayweather - but he also touched on his plans for later this year. You gotta respect the guy. McGregor has never boxed professionally so he brought in several sparring partners to help him get ready to take on the undefeated Mayweather, who is considered one of the greatest of all-time. Read More »

Mo Farah loses out on Gold in final major track race


Edris finished in 13mins 32.79secs, with the United States' Paul Chelimo third. "For me, it's not Mo Farah - and that's not to do a disservice to Mo, who is one of the greats of all time". A disconsolate Farah dropped to the track as Edris mimicked his famous celebration, before finally picking himself up to complete a farewell lap. Thankfully Farah has delivered, albeit not with the double-gold everyone hoped, but where would we be without him? "Those boys are coming for me - they are ... Read More »

Jamaica & GB through to relay final


In the semifinals, he actually lost by.01 to Coleman _ a rare defeat in any sort of race, but one that could still be chalked up to it being a tune-up, with the real race more than two hours away. Gatlin is the sport's most controversial drugs cheat. He showed the world that an athlete does not need to cut corners before becoming a global prodigy. Read More »

Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Time, Channel & Lineup

ARSENAL are confident Mesut Ozil is on the verge of committing his future to Arsenal by signing a new contract. Arsenal and Leicester City are the opening team of the English Premier League 2017-18. Alexis Sanchez has also been ruled out with an abdominal injury and Laurent Koscielny is suspended as he's still serving his ban following his dismissal against Everton on the final day of last season. Read More »