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Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep

And then the fearless Latvian, Jelena Ostapenko , blasted victor after winner past Halep and worked her way back into the match. As usual, Ostapenko took all the risks, and had the same number of winners and unforced errors at 54. The Latvian ended the tournament with 299 winners, more than any other woman or man at the tournament. And I was just "Okay, I have nothing to lose, I'm just going to hit a victor". Read More »

Trail Blazers Select Gonzaga's Collins at #10 Overall After Trade With Kings

Collins, a 7-footer, played off the bench in his lone season with the Bulldogs behind senior starter Przemek Karnowski and averaged 10 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. "They are going to bring a lot of grit, a lot of toughness". Portland had three first round picks in this draft. "You go when the league wants you to go". Read More »

Celtics Draft Rumors: Why Kansas Forward Josh Jackson Won't Workout For Boston

The Bulls traded Jimmy Butler and their 16th pick to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the TimberWolves' seventh pick, two people told The Associated Press. To say Markelle Fultz had a bounce to his step isn't such an understatement. He did manage to create a buzz. The trade that the point guard-hungry Philadelphia 76ers swung with the Boston Celtics on Monday to get the No. Read More »

Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer

In a Monday statement of his own, Griffin said he stepped down, adding, "Dan and I know now that are a team built largely on the concept of fit and we now at a point where the fit is not right for us to continue with one another". Assistant GM Trent Redden, whose contract also ends on June 30, is reportedly leaving the organization, as well, raising questions about who will be making personnel decisions as Thursday's National Basketball Association draft approaches. Read More »

Second-string Lions step up in Chiefs win

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But he was in a conciliatory mood after the Lions shone in a 34-6 win over Chiefs, saying the tourists had tried to avoid venting their frustrations about issues such as obstruction. But Kirwan believes the Wales wing must perform at Eden Park or face being frozen out by coach Warren Gatland . Gatland said he was chuffed for Nowell, who struggled to assert himself in his two previous games, and with another suffocating defensive performance. Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

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The 6-foot-4 Jackson, who left Duke after his freshman season, is a combo guard going to a team in need of backcourt help. It was the second straight year the Celtics have chosen third overall. "We anticipate being very active to try to improve our roster". Prior to that, you have to go all the way back to Todd Fuller, who went No. 11 overall to Golden State in the 1996, to find an N.C. Read More »

Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love

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Through back channels, Chicago would be one of the places that Irving would be interested to play. With seemingly a wide margin between the top two teams in the National Basketball Association, the Cavaliers are in a bit of a tough spot as they know they need to add talent to contend with the Warriors, but they are also tight against the cap and have an unsettled future after next season. Read More »

Magic draft Florida State's Isaac with sixth overall pick

With four of the first 35 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft , the team was active on the trade market throughout the night, beginning with the No. 25 pick, used on Andzejs Pasecniks, a forward out of Latvia going to Philadelphia for a future first round pick. Read More »

Nate Diaz sued by former management firm

The Ballengee Group came to represent Diaz though his older brother, Nick, who is also a UFC star and former Strikeforce welterweight champion. According to TMZ , "The Ballengee Group filed a lawsuit in District Court in Dallas claiming they had worked with Nate since 2014 and hammered out deals on several big fights including Rafael Dos Anjos , Michael Johnson and the first McGregor fight at UFC 196". Read More »

Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights

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Emotions aside is what was best for both team and player. In many cases, it might have been two players a team. The other was to acquire additional draft picks to help us achieve long-term success . But if the Golden Knights are going to enjoy even a modicum of success in their inaugural campaign, Fleury is going to have to be more than the face of the franchise. Read More »

Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

Butler is now reunited with former coach Tom Thibadeau and immediately makes the T-Wolves a viable playoff team in the Western Conference. Obtaining Butler would give the Timberwolves a legitimate star to put alongside budding young talents Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Read More »

76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

There have been a flurry of trades since the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, though most of the moves on draft night were minor. "When I found out they had the chance to get the No. "It's probably (putting a) target on me, but I don't really care about it", he said. "I just trusted the people I surrounded myself with, my family and my coaches". Read More »

The Caps' 10 most likely expansion draft targets for Vegas

No more, no less. They protected forwards Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist, defensemen Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta and goalie Matt Murray. (The Panthers, Predators, Devils, Islanders , and Penguins were the only teams that opted for the second arrangement.) That would result in a whole lot of third-line forwards and second-pairing defensemen in Vegas, and indeed, that's basically what mock drafts from NHL.com and ESPN project. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko Stuns Simona Halep to Win Title

Ostapenko had promised to stick to her uncomplicated routine of attack-attack-attack before the final and was true to her word as she walloped 54 clean winners - and 54 unforced errors . But again she levelled, and broke in the most spectacular style to win the match with her 54th victor, 6-3. Nadal has not lost a set during his march to the final, and his confidence on the surface is a major factor. Read More »

Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

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The Minnesota Timberwolves , meanwhile, appear to be one of the teams still in on the Butler and George talks . However, they asked GarPax to provide them a proven scoring threat at the point guard spot because spacing was a big issue previous year. Read More »

De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

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The Sacramento Kings have selected De'Aaron Fox with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. This marked the fourth time since 2010 that the Kings came out of the draft with a first-round player from Kentucky. He was the first Jayhawk chosen Associated Press Player of the Year and the first KU recipient of both the Oscar Robertson Trophy presented by the USBWA and the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Read More »

Cosby Planning Townhalls to Discuss Avoiding Sexual Assault Allegations: Spokesperson

In another shocking twist in the ongoing Bill Cosby sexual assault case, two spokespeople for the disgraced comedian have revealed their boss plans to hit the road to teach people about sex crimes . The talks could make it harder to pick an unbiased jury for his retrial, said attorney Gloria Allred , who represents the 33 women. "This has been a particularly hard case in it's factual pattern", she told People. Read More »

In hunt for lottery pick, Spurs offering LaMarcus Aldridge in trade

If that's the case, then you'd have to imagine the deal would be in exchange for Kevin Love, because that's the only thing that makes sense. The San Antonio Spurs have selected guard Derrick White of Colorado with the No. But San Antonio was swept out of the series against the Golden State Warriors after Kawhi Leonard re-aggravated an ankle injury late in Game 1. Read More »

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio apologises for touchline rant

Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation on Wednesday. After Herrera's introduction, Javier Aquino forced New Zealand keeper Stefan Marinovic into a left-handed save, before Giovani dos Santos fired over. Read More »

Kiwi America's Cup domination - What can ORACLE TEAM USA do about it?

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The Kiwis started this series on minus-one point because they were the challengers, but four wins from the opening four races as them well-placed for victory. "Nothing will escape our eyes I can guarantee you that in these next five days", said Spithill. As much as Oracle simply sailed its catamaran better as the comeback progressed, there was a defining moment at a news conference. Read More »

Cavaliers looking at Jimmy Butler, Paul George

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But speaking in front of reporters on Thursday, the former Fresno State star said he believed the Pacers are one of the best in the Eastern Conference and had the chance to challenge the Cavs for a Finals berth in 2017-2018. So it's no surprise that the Sixers are trying to get rid of some of their second round picks - of which they have four (accumulated through a number of trades to help the team tank, as part of the storied "Process"). Read More »

Lakers Not Committing To Lonzo Ball, Considering De'Aaron Fox

Because George isn't a free agent until 2018, the Lakers could either wait it out or try to maneuver a deal to bring him to the City of Angels earlier. "I am thrilled to officially be a part of team Under Armour as I start my professional career", said Jackson in a statment. According to Michael Scotto from the Basketball Insiders, the Boston Celtics are interested in acquiring the seventh overall pick in the NBA Draft from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russian Federation

Although Ronaldo received the vote of the crowd, most observers would argue Bernardo Silva was the game's stand-out player. Cedric Soares also was denied a chance on goal as Akinfeev showed his quality once again as he produced another fine save diving away to his right in the 87th minute of the game. Read More »

Could Mbappe replace Real Madrid talisman?

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has played down talks that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Santiago Bernabeu club anytime soon, saying that no team has so far made a bid for their star striker. The Italian has just one year left on his contract so could sign for free next year, however if Zidane wants him now they will negotiate a deal for this summer. Read More »

NBA Draft Rumors: Paul George, Jimmy Butler Trades?

The Lakers were able to get rid of Timofey Mozgov's contract (three years, $54 million) in the trade while acquiring Brook Lopez's expiring deal and the No.27 overall pick in Thursday's draft. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. For the sake of entertainment, let's hope he does succeed immensely next year. Read More »

Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be reconsidering his decision to leave Real Madrid after president Florentino Perez 's public show of support for the star.Ronaldo, at the centre of a £13million tax probe, is said to have been moved by Perez's impassioned defence of him, according to reports in Spain. Read More »

Mourinho Tax woes: Jose accused of tax fraud in Spain

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Ronaldo has informed Real Madrid that he wants to leave the club this summer after being charged with a €14.7m tax fraud by Spanish authorities. Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Read More »

FA announces end to all sponsorship deals with betting companies

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More than half of the Premier League's clubs had gambling companies as their shirt sponsors last season and Sky Bet is the title sponsor of the Championship, League One and League Two. He said after the FA's decision to ban him: "I think if the FA is truly serious about tackling the culture of gambling in football, it needs to look at its own dependence on the gambling companies, their role in football and in sports broadcasting, rather than just blaming the players who place a bet". Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

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One thing which is common among all of them is the fact that they have always denied the allegations even though Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano have already been found guilty and sentenced. Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to leave Spain and will also be required to give evidence to the Spanish court on the 31st of July. Ronaldo had a frosty relationship with Mourinho during the end of the manager's time at Real. Read More »

Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic

After a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 tour de force against Stan Wawrinka in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday, capping two weeks of almost flawless tennis on red clay - zero sets conceded; only 35 games dropped in seven matches - Nadal was asked whether he would rate himself as highly as ever right now. Read More »

Kumble quits as India coach over Kohli spat

Another important thing that has come out in the open was that the Chief Advisory Committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar , Saurav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, also didn't straightaway give the green light to Kumble's extension. BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary, meanwhile, said the friction between coach and players was exclusively in the "realms of imagination" of the media. Read More »

Oilers trade Eberle to Islanders for Strome

This past season, the 5-foot-11, 184-pound Canadian had 20 goals in 31 assists (51 points). Despite playing in all 82 games previous year, Eberle averaged a career-low 16:46 time on ice and still managed to put up 20 goals and 31 assists. Read More »