All Blacks beat Lions in test curtain-raiser

All Blacks beat Lions in test curtain-raiser

On a wet night at Auckland’s Eden Park, New Zealand’s accurate, all-action brand of rugby proved too much for the Lions — who found themselves on the wrong end of a 30-15 defeat. Made up of the best players from Britain and Ireland, the Lions play a best-of-three series in the Southern Hemisphere once every four years. And in the first match of the 2017 series, Warren Gatland’s team was overpowered by the All Blacks and the exciting talent of Rieko Ioane. The comprehensive result means New Zealand protected an…

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Alain Prost: My first car 'was perfect'

Alain Prost: My first car 'was perfect'

Story highlights Prost has won four F1 world titles Frenchman raced for Ferrari, McLaren and Williams Only two drivers in the history of the sport — German Michael Schumacher (7) and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio (5) — have accumulated more world championship titles than the Frenchman’s four. But before becoming a household name in the glamorous world of F1, Prost was driving an altogether more humble car. “My first road car when I got a license was a Renault R4,” the 62-year-old former McLaren and Ferrari driver tells CNN. “But…

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Thurston's Origin career, 2017 NRL season over

Thurston's Origin career, 2017 NRL season over

Updated June 23, 2017 12:04:08 Photo: Johnathan Thurston played through much of Origin II with the shoulder injury, but will now be forced to go under the knife. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Johnathan Thurston steps up to the plate for Queensland yet again Related Story: Queensland rediscovers the magic in stunning comeback win Queensland and Cowboys great Johnathan Thurston will undergo shoulder surgery, ending his State of Origin career and ruling him out for the rest of the 2017 NRL season. Thurston battled bravely with the injury through Queensland’s…

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Record-breaking speed sailor has plans for 'crazy boat'

Record-breaking speed sailor has plans for 'crazy boat'

Flamingos soar over the Namibian coastline as the fastest sailor in history flies by at 78mph. A decade of work, unwavering belief and dedication to the cause is crystallized in a single record-breaking moment. Welcome to the Bonneville Salt Flats of speed sailing. Meet Paul Larsen, pilot of the Vestas Sailrocket 2. Five years on To this day, no other sailing vessel has exceeded 60 knots (69mph) over the 500-meter distance specified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council. Having tipped speeds of 67 knots, Larsen and his team —…

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