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Celtics win NBA draft lottery; Hornets will pick 11th

They were guaranteed no worse than the No. 4 pick to add to a team that had the best record in the East this season. Thomas said Fultz inquired about the culture of the Celtics organization, to which Thomas has offered insight into how things work. Read More »

Antonio Conte hints at multiple signings

Chelsea face Watford on Monday before their final league game of the season against already-relegated Sunderland on Sunday. But I am Chelsea through and through and sitting there watching my club go on to do what they have done this year has been fantastic. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Wins Tense Spanish Grand Prix [w

Given how tight this year's title fight is between him and Lewis Hamilton, however, we should all be on the lookout for more daring moves like this one. But Vettel defended his inside position on a curve, sending Hamilton off as they came close to touching. Vettel took on the soft tyre, the quickest, but less durable of the three compounds available here this weekend. Read More »

Always Dreaming is 'eager to run' a week before Preakness

Classic Empire is bathed following training for the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. There's a lot of pedigree attached to Always Dreaming's bid for the Preakness and beyond. Beyond pushing against his own limitations, he'll face a solid field of new challengers and unsafe Derby holdovers. The Kentucky Derby's morning-line favorite and the nation's top 2-year-old of 2016 had abrasions, an eye that was almost swollen shut and a ... Read More »

Home Europe Man City target pleased with links to club

After Saturday's victory over Leicester - and well done to the referee for spotting Mahrez's double-kick penalty by the way - it's looking virtually guaranteed that City will finish top three. "I think we have quality enough to have been there until the end". He said: "Yes because I have to win". "I am not getting any younger but I can play for two more years and have got offers from different countries", said Zabaleta, who said he plans to play for two more years before retiring to his ... Read More »

Major League Baseball investigates Blue Jays' Pillar over apparent slur


In 2012, former Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games by the Blue Jays after he played a game with a homophobic slur written in Spanish on his eye-black stickers. "More than anything it's just a little frustration of how the series has been going and it came out in one play". "Something to learn from, something to move on from", Pillar said. Read More »

West Ham join battle for Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho

The Sun say that Everton are ready to move for Iheanacho should they lose talisman Romelu Lukaku in the summer, while Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol reports that West Ham are also monitoring the striker's situation. Also Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are reported to be interested in Iheanacho, with the added incentive of being able to offer Champions League football. Read More »

United target Griezmann: 'I'd only leave Atleti to play for NY Knicks'


Antoine Griezmann looks ready to stay at Atletico Madrid for another season but revealed that his agent is set to hold talks with the club to discuss his future at the Vicente Calderon. "I love Cholo and I love my team-mates". I'm still as happy as the first day I introduced myself. I wish I could continue to enjoy my private and sports life. Read More »

Ronaldo double puts Real on verge of title


I am good, everything will be decided in the final matchdays, and I am doing it well, scoring goals and helping the team", he said. It's the sort of performance he's been putting in consistently over the second half of this season, with 13 goals in his last eight games to put Real Madrid on the brink of an historic double. Read More »

LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

Boston's inability to even give James some semblance of a matchup problem was evident throughout the night. Isaiah Thomas , who averaged 27 points in the series against Washington , finished with 17 on 7-for-19 shooting. "He's always picking the (defensive) matchups he wants", said Stevens. Front Court Domination: The Cavs front court starters out scored the Celtics 90-32, including 47-12 in the first half. Read More »

Legend of Olynyk is Born Via Game-7 Heroics


He was everything in nearly every playoff game before, and the thing in Game 6 when he stepped up to hit the game-winning three-pointer, but he couldn't find any rhythm to close out the final half of the series, scoring zero points on 11 missed shots in 19 minutes. Read More »

With tension rising, Predators host Ducks in Game 3


The beginning couldn't have gone any better for the Nashville Predators. But, as they had done time and time again, they managed to dig themselves out and for the fourth time of these playoffs won a game where they had trailed 2-0. If the first one was debatable, the second one was obvious to all but the raucous fans who thought Mattias Ekholm should have been allowed to bowl over Gibson. Read More »

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5


He lowered his 2017 ERA to 3.35 on Wednesday. "Anytime you're able to win consecutive games, the starting pitcher and the bullpen are going to have to pitch out of jams, that's part of the game". DIAMONDBACKS 5, METS 4: Yasmany Tomas homered against reeling NY again and Zack Greinke (5-2) pitched Arizona to a victory. Happ has been on base six times in his first 11 major league at-bats. Read More »

EAM says ICJ order a "great relief", thanks attorney Salve


The International Court of Justice unanimously ruled Thursday that Kulbhushan Jadhav should not be executed pending the outcome of a suit filed by India that alleges Pakistan violated Jadhav's right to consular and attorney access after his arrest past year. Read More »

Celtics one win away from Conference Finals

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he warned Oubre to wear earplugs for Game 5. "What I'm trying to do is just give other guys space, space for others and also be a good screen setter". "We definitely got some momentum, we just gotta take care of business", Thomas said. Added Thomas: "We were definitely the hardest-playing team tonight, and it showed". Read More »

Real beat Atleti 4-2 on aggregate, face Juventus in UCL final

Following Real Madrid's semi final triumph over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, the former England worldwide admitted English teams were well behind their European counterparts. The second half did not see a single goal as the match ended flaunting a 2-1 for Atletico but Real making it to the final by virtue of aggregate. I'm convinced we can, if I wasn't I wouldn't say so'. Read More »

Kane scores four and Son hits double as Tottenham rout Leicester

But it's true that Harry Kane is our main striker and one of the best in the world. "I was hoping to get one or two goals at least and then hopefully take it into the next game". The forward has featured in 36 matches in all competitions and has scored six goals and created two assists. " It is very clear we will keep the players we want to keep and we will maybe sell the players we want to sell ", said Pochettino. Read More »

Clinical KKR Beat Sunrisers by 7 Wickets to Enter Qualifier 2


Ahead of tomorrow's clash, Kolkata have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Mumbai in all the editions of the league. Chasing 48 to win in six overs after rain and wet outfield ate up a large chunk of playing time, forcing Duckworth-Lewis method to come into play, Gambhir steadied the ship after KKR were 12/3 at one stage with an unbeaten 19-ball 32. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Only Working Out for the Lakers

Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck smiles after the learning the Celtics were awarded the No. 1 pick in the NBA basketball draft, at the draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY. turned out to be. Boston acquired the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks, as well as the right to swap in 2017. "Just the Lakers. There's nobody else that we need to work out for". Read More »

Spurs lose Parker for the season

Of the four second-round series in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, only the one between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs saw the road team steal home-court advantage. When asked what stands out in comparison to the performance from the team's 121-96 win in Game 2 over the Rockets, Popovich reiterated his point and replied "Bad offense". Read More »

Peter Bosz insists pressure will be off Ajax in Europa League final


Despite missing out on a place in the top four of the Premier League, Jose Mourinho has reiterated that the Europa League final will not determine the success or failure of Manchester United's season. We like to play good football and hope to win". Souness is the latest figure to play down Mourinho's claims about a heavy schedule after Ajax boss Peter Bosz yesterday said he had no right to moan because he had such a big squad. Read More »

Warriors romp to 2-0 lead


They led 81-59 as they approached the midway mark of the third quarter. Stephen Curry once again led Golden State with 29 points, Kevin Durant had 16 while Draymond Green chipped in with 13. The Spurs were missing their best player, but more than that, they played without heart in a blowout loss to a Warriors team that was firing on all cylinders and couldn't miss a shot as they were run out of the arena in Oakland tonight. Read More »

Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs, lead series 2-0

If the Golden State Warriors took their sweet time picking up the victory in the first game of the Western Conference Finals, they wasted no time in the second one. The Spurs , who were up by 25 when Leonard was hurt in the third quarter of Game 1 , have been outscored by 61 points since the injury. "You've got to be sharp for 48 minutes and you've got to take it to them", Spurs centre Pau Gasol said. Read More »

Russell Westbrook named First-Team All

He joins Russell Westbrook , James Harden , LeBron James , and Anthony Davis on the First Team . James made the first team for a record-tying 11th time, matching the mark set by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone . 7 on the NBA's all-time scoring list, passing Shaquille O'Neal (28,596), Moses Malone (27,409), Elvin Hayes (27,313) and Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946) this season. Read More »

Spurs see off Man U in White Hart Lane finale


Kane said that his team had the ability to win titles. Demolition work on the Lane , Spurs' home since 1899, will begin on Monday to make way for the club's new 61,559-seater stadium, which will be completed in time for the 2018-19 campaign. Read More »

Anti-doping authorities look to increase penalties for national teams


Russian compliance took up just part of a dense, lengthy WADA board agenda Thursday as the agency continues to push forward on several fronts of self-examination simultaneously. "When it is incorporated the (ITA) board will be appointed", Niggli told Reuters. WADA's Foundation Board, expressing extreme urgency, will push forward with recommendations that would allow the body to apply sanctions against non-compliant global sporting federations, national Olympic committees and major event ... Read More »

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness


Classic Empire will likely have a much better chance to beat Always Dreaming now than he did two weeks ago, when The Arkansas Derby victor was slammed out of the gate, compromising his chances on track that played to speed that weekend, had mud in his face for a mile and a quarter, was hit again, and still finished a gutty and respectable fourth. Read More »

Tottenham's White Hart Lane demolition picks up pace


With the concrete shell of the new stadium rising to his right, Harry Kane stretched out his right boot and flicked the ball into the net. Mace, the main contractor, now takes on full responsibility for White Hart Lane and will commence the 12-week deconstruction of the stadium, starting with the demolition of the North Stand before moving towards the South, also including the demolition of the Spurs Megastore. Read More »

Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta


Madrid play their final league game off the campaign against Malaga on Sunday, and that gives Isco an opportunity to win his first league title in his home town, something he said would be special. Then we had 20 minutes when it was back and forth and although we counter-attack very well that type of game does not really suit us. Three times in 15 minutes Iago Aspas had his sights on the goal, but he could not trouble Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Read More »