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Super League: Widnes 36-10 Leigh: Vikings see off fellow strugglers

Super League: Widnes 36-10 Leigh: Vikings see off fellow strugglers

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Australian duo Chris Houston and Corey Thompson scored doubles as the Widnes beat Leigh 36-10 in the battle of two of Super League's strugglers.Widnes and Leigh have been slugging it out at the foot of the table since April but the Vikings, who welcomed back a ruck of stars, put in an assured first-half display where they ran in four tries, which was enough for Denis Betts' men to get the job done despite a second-half stutter.As a result, they climb off the bottom of the table and are replaced by Leigh, with a point between the two.The home side were well ahead in the energy battle and it showed in a high-octane 20 minutes where the Vikings laid down a marker.The shot in the arm came early after they welcomed back experienced trio Joe Mellor, Lloyd White and Chris Bridge, all players who ...
Lions coach Gatland wants to end 'trash talk'

Lions coach Gatland wants to end 'trash talk'

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New Zealand v British and Irish Lions, first TestVenue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BSTCoverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and appBritish and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he wants to end the "trash talk" in the build-up to Saturday's first Test against New Zealand.Gatland wants "rugby to do the talking" when the tourists meet the All Blacks in Auckland (08:35 BST kick-off).The New Zealander, who on Thursday named his team for the game, did say he was happy to be "getting up the nose" of All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen.But he added: "It's not about me - this is about the Lions."Hansen has criticised the Lions' style of play and suggested last week that morale in the tourists' camp could be damaged by Gatland adding six players...

Sources say Kawhi Leonard's braids still intact, photo edited

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June 21 (UPI) -- Twitter was sent into panic Tuesday night when a photo emerged of San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard without his trademark braids. Sources say the photo is a fake.People close to the 2017 NBA MVP candidate told the San Antonio Express-News that Leonard's braids are "still intact."#BraidGate began Tuesday when CBA player Xuewen Zhang posted a photo to Weibo. The photo featured Leonard posing with three other men. The defensive standout was hardly recognizable without his famous flow of cornrows.Fans were quick to take notice, going into a frenzy of displeasure regarding the supposed haircut.Several Twitter users posted memes and photos, shocked to see the development.Leonard played with braids through high school and college, before being drafted and traded by the Indiana...
'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon ChampionshipsVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 19-25 JuneCoverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online dailyLosing in the first round at Queen's Club doesn't mean I can't go on and do well at Wimbledon. It just means I've got a lot of work to do.I knew before the tournament that I still have some way to go if I'm going to get up to the level where I challenge for the biggest titles, but I certainly expected more from myself.I'm not the only player to suffer a surprise on the grass - Roger Federer lost in the first round in Stuttgart, and Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic also lost at Queen's on Tuesday.Grass is a very different surfac...
Murray knocked out of Queen's by world number 90

Murray knocked out of Queen's by world number 90

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon ChampionshipsVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 19-25 JuneCoverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online dailyDefending champion Andy Murray was knocked out of the Aegon Championships in the first round by world number 90 Jordan Thompson on a day of shocks.The world number one lost 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to Thompson, a late replacement for the injured Aljaz Bedene.It is the first time since 2012 that Britain's Murray has lost his opening match at Queen's Club.Second seed Stan Wawrinka and third seed Milos Raonic also lost their first-round matches.Murray donates prize money to Grenfell Tower fire familiesRaonic & Wawrinka suffer Queen's u...