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New Zealand name 33-man squad for Lions series

New Zealand name 33-man squad for Lions series

Coles has barely played this season after suffering knee and calf injuries and then suffering concussion symptoms. The All Blacks assemble in Auckland on Sunday ahead of the first test against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, with Sonny Bill Williams a certainty to start in the No12 jersey should he remain healthy, and, according to assistant coach Ian Foster, Ryan Crotty a possibility to be fit for that test.


Sports Defending Champion, Novak Djokovic, Crashes Out of French Open

Sports Defending Champion, Novak Djokovic, Crashes Out of French Open

Yesterday's defeat to Thiem was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris . Top-ranked Andy Murray is through to the French Open semifinals after beating eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1. I'm motivated as any other player on the Tour.


Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris

Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris

Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to a 10th French Open crown. "Maybe because of that, or they just maybe like me I don't know", said Pliskova, who will face Halep on Thursday.


Pulisic will be a special player, predicts Arena

Pulisic will be a special player, predicts Arena

Usually with rivals of a similar level United States team in his field is not experiencing any problems. He doesn't play like a typical teenager. "He kind of sees things a bit different than your average 18-year-old", forward Jozy Altidore said.


Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

The result was all the more remarkable as in five previous matches with the 23-year-old he had lost one set and last month thrashed him 6-1 6-0 in Rome - a result that suggested Djokovic had found his mojo, missing since he won the French a year ago.


Djokovic dumped out of French Open

Djokovic dumped out of French Open

I don't visualise that ever. "Everything was decided in the first set", said Djokovic in his post-match press conference. I tried, I lost that crucial break at the beginning of the second and he started serving better. "For me, it's a whole new situation that I'm facing". We are waiting for other two matches and to see who is going to be the second semi-final pair.