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Jul 06

Nationals & Mets’ series finale postponed, no makeup date announced yet…

A little under two hours after the scheduled start time for the series finale between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets was scheduled to begin, with rain still falling in Nationals Park, a postponement has been announced. No word yet on when t…

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Jun 30

Simmering Lions can restore wounded pride in defining match of their tour

The Lions must look within if they are to keep the Test series alive and a fast start could heap pressure on the All Blacks

When the British & Irish Lions set out a month ago this was the weekend they knew would define their tour. Could they be ahead in the series or at least in contention going into the final Test? The unpalatable third option – 2-0 down with one to play – was always lurking in the shrubbery but the 2017 squad, from day one, have refused to entertain the possibility.

It has been the same all around New Zealand as the Lions have set about earning respect in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Rotorua, Hamilton and, now, the nation’s capital. They have not always found it but Kiwi cafe owners and camper van rental firms would happily have the red-shirted fans and their wallets back every year. The All Black captain Kieran Read is also among those baffled by talk of the Lions concept dying: “I don’t think that will happen, mate. It’s just been so exciting being around the country the last couple of weeks. I’m sure it will continue.”

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