Dana White and Bob Arum shoot down potential Pacquiao-McGregor boxing match
Ashes sledging will continue, says Australia's Tim Paine
Three NFL Network analysts suspended after allegations of sexual harassment and assault
6 ugly stats from Patriots' surprising loss to Dolphins
Greg Schiano Had $27.7M Contract with Tennessee Before Social Media Protest
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen: All expectation on Lions
20 April 2017, 09:58 | Andy Ferguson
After hearing his name read out as part of the British and Irish Lions' squad to tour New Zealand this summer, Wasps' centre Elliot Daly was taking a little time to absorb the news. Four years on and now a test captain, the hooker was judged on his playing abilities alone but was overlooked in favor of three rivals - Ireland'sRory Best, Wales' Ken Owens and Jamie George, Hartley's understudy for England.
"Gatland doesn't exactly have a good track record in liking people from Scotland", said McLauchlan. The selection of two in the initial squad is one fewer than 2013, equals that of 2009 and was only smaller when just one made the 1930 trip to New Zealand.
"We discussed at length about it. Dylan has been a tremendous leader for England in the last period of time and playing well".
If there was heartache for Hartley, there was set to be uproar in Scotland.
So, with the extended Lions squad now known and with both head coaches extolling their own sides' respective strengths, the battle lines have been drawn and the countdown to the highly anticipated tour has begun. Gregor, in my opinion, was right not to go because he's taking the Scottish team for the first time.
Warren Gatland may have stayed true to his guns by leaving Dylan Hartley out of his side, but staying true to your guns; whilst it may be a key ingredient of an integrity-filled coach, does not win you matches or series against the world champions on New Zealand territory.
Out in the backs, Jonathan Joseph is selected despite reports which indicated otherwise, while Ben Te'o will also be involved having done enough to influence the coaches during his fleeting Six Nations performances.
He added on Twitter: "Scotland beat Ireland and Wales in 6N yet we get 2 and they get 23 players!"
United won't use police to remove passengers
In a separate statement , the Chicago Police Department said Dao had acted "irate" and "fell" in the process, resulting in injury. The Rainbow Push Coalition will be protesting outside United Airlines terminals in 25 cities throughout the weekend.
The theme of continuity extended to Gatland's choice of captain.
Conor Murray will have to prove his match fitness before the end of the season or risk missing out on the British & Irish Lions tour.
He hinted that Hurricanes back Jordie Barrett - brother of Beauden - was well in the reckoning for a place in the 33-man squad for the three-test Lions series.
'There are always going to be surprises, with some people being selected and some people not being selected, ' Hansen told reporters in New Zealand on Thursday.
Farrell, assuredly, would also have hailed the qualities of Garry Ringrose, not least in his reading and anticipation in defence, as well as his elusive running and eye for a gap, albeit the 21-year-old missed out.
Sam Warburton of Cardiff Blues and Wales will lead the Lions for a second consecutive Tour, an honour only ever achieved once before by Martin Johnson in 1997 and 2001.
"He likes his big ball carriers in the middle of the park and his big grunty forwards so that's what he's picked and I'd expect we'll get a similar game-style to whatever we've got when we've played a Warren Gatland team", Hansen said.
"He's bounced back from a lot of things, he's a strong character".
FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids
The FDA is warning that children younger than 12 shouldn't take codeine products to treat pain or cough or tramadol to treat pain. Parents should carefully read drug labels to make sure medications don't contain either opioid, the agency stressed.
Fabio Borini and Wahbi Khazri ruin David Moyes' skepticism
The Scot was also booed when midfielder Wahbi Khazri, not selected in the starting lineup since October, scored in the first half. Before the cheers of joy at the Stadium of Light , there were jeers at manager Moyes who was the subject of "Moyes out" chants.
Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink
Hamilton, who incurred a five-second penalty for an infringement in the pit lane, said: It's been a challenging weekend. However, as his later sets of tyres were pressured correctly, Bottas is unsure why the rest of his race was so hard .
1st tropical depression of season forms far from land
This is the third consecutive year that a storm has formed before the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1. Subtropical Depression One as it's been named, has been detected, developing almost six weeks earlier than usual.