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All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour

All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour

As expected Owen Farrell makes his first start at fly-half in what is likely to be the Test half-back pairing alongside Conor Murray, while George North and Jonathan Davies also make their first appearance of the tour in an experienced-looking backline.



Newcastle register interest in Chris Smalling after Manchester United sign Lindelof

Manchester United began their summer spending spree by completing the capture of Swedish worldwide, Victor Lindelof , for a fee of £30.7m from Benfica . "I'm keen to get started and make my contribution to the team's efforts to win more trophies", he said. Lindelof is the first close-season signing for Mourinho this year, as the manager aims to add to the Europa League and League Cup triumphs from last season.


India XI may be unchanged against Bangladesh in semis, hints Kohli

India XI may be unchanged against Bangladesh in semis, hints Kohli

The fickle English weather was looming large as India chose to field against Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in Birmingham on Thursday. Bangladesh raged over umpire decisions when they lost to India in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final. The victor of this blockbuster clash will play Pakistan in the final of the marquee event on Sunday at The Oval.



Champions Trophy: Undefeated England is the team to beat

For today's important game, England is likely to replace out-of-form opener Jason Roy with Jonny Bairstow while a few replacements by Pakistan are also not ruled out. Whenever England have needed someone to step up with the bat or the ball, they have found a player up their game and make a telling contribution.


India squad for West Indies tour revealed, Rohit Sharma, Bumrah notable omission

India squad for West Indies tour revealed, Rohit Sharma, Bumrah notable omission

Youngster Rishabh Pant and 22-year-old Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the squad and they would most likely be playing their first ODI for the Men in Blue. It is believed the board is still awaiting confirmation from Kumble over his availability for the tour. The BCCI has hinted Kumble could stay on for the West Indies tour.



Kimball 1st IndyCar pole comes with record run at Texas

I'm so stoked to win since my wife is from Texas. "It just feels awesome". But Power dominated at the 1.5-mile oval once he got out front, leading 180 of 248 laps and avoiding all the drama breaking out behind him (more on that later) for his 31st career IndyCar victory.