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Knicks Trade Rumors: Will The Boston Celtics Aquire Kristaps Porzingis?

The 18-year-old worldwide prospect plays for the French club Strasbourg now in the middle of the French League Finals. "Although it's not been apparent in our record the last couple years, we've grown from within". After struggling for much of his career, he seemed to click this season, improving immensely from behind the arc. He has a rumored 7-foot-1 wingspan, quick feet and a competitive spirit that keeps him playing tough even against larger opponents. Read More »

Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify

According to a statement from prosecutors on Tuesday, Mr Mourinho did so "with the aim of obtaining an illicit gain" and after setting up a deliberately "opaque" company structure to manage the earnings from his image rights. In three years with Real Madrid , Mourinho won La Liga (2012) and the Spanish Cup (2011). The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football players in Spain . Read More »

Kane equaliser a "huge moment" for young England team: Southgate

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Whatever anybody thinks about us as a group of players, one thing you can't question is their personality, character and commitment. England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two glorious late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute opener. Read More »

Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft

In his only year at UCLA , Ball scored 14.6 points per game, 7.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals. When asked by the interviewer how that would happen, Ball joked, "Ball control". "He's a hometown kid", Walton said. But make no mistake, Lonzo is supposed to be a Laker . "I patterned my game after (Johnson)", Ball said. Read More »

Russian Federation set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

Petersburg . The Confederations Cup precedes the World Cup by a year to guarantee that the facilities and provisions of the host country are ready. A new pitch had to be laid hastily after the old one broke up during test games this year, but organisers insist the 68,000-seater arena is ship shape for the June 17 opener and July 2 final. Read More »

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

Soon after, Johnson told Ball , 19, to look at a nearby wall, where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed. Lots of talent. Perennial all-star. Say what you want about his father's outlandish claims, but this was the right pick for the Lakers to make. "We feel like Lonzo is a transcendent talent, and Magic and I knew the moment we scouted his game, the type of player he was and how he was raised", Pelinka said. Read More »

Liverpool willing to splash £100m in battle for Kylian Mbappe

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The two Real Madrid chiefs are said to have tried to persuade Mbappe to join the club in the summer, and have assured him that he will receive regular game-time at the Bernabeu. Bale, though, seemingly remains committed to Madrid. Reports have suggested Arsenal are also ready to swoop if the French teenager opts for England. Read More »

Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

Pelosi has represented her San Francisco area district in the House since 1988 and has been the top House Democrat since 2006, when she was elected House majority leader. The harmful consequences of Trump's policies predicted by Democrats have not begun to affect voters. Pelosi:"I'm worth the trouble". "And the answer is obviously she should go?" "I think that our leadership owes us an explanation of what happened, how resources were spent but also a plan going forward, and that's ... Read More »

Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

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He launched his vehicle over the apex kerb at Turn 8 in the pursuit of a tenth of a second but was unable to get the auto back under control before making contact with the barriers on the inside of Turn 9. Finn Kimi Raikkonen, in the second Ferrari , Bottas, Briton Jolyon Palmer of Renault and Grosjean all had big spins before Perez's spectacular shunt, hitting a kerb to the left before losing control. Read More »

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

D'Angelo Russell was not a Magic Johnson player and it was clear that magic knew that Russell was not a leader that could put the Los Angeles Lakers on his back and carry them to the playoffs like Kobe Bryant years before. Magic told Lonzo with a grin. "That was said about me in college, said about me in high school", he said. Los Angeles head coach Luke Walton was asked about Ball's remark , ESPN reported. Read More »

Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev each looks to leave no doubt in rematch

Both fighters landed solid blows in the fourth round, Kovalev with his stinging jab and Ward scoring with well-timed counter punches. "When I saw him react to shots that were borderline, I knew what I had". I wanted to continue fighting. The bitter rivals had produced another evenly contested fight, with Ward sending out an early warning to Kovalev by landing his crisp right hand in the closing seconds of the opening round. Read More »

First Test UK kick off times and TV schedule

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The All Blacks' spiritual home - Eden Park - will host Saturday's clash. "Really the only difference from our point of view from a Rugby World Cup is that obviously that comes around every four years - so we're excited about that - but the Lions come every 12 years, and it's not a knockout". Read More »

Liverpool ready to compete for Mbappe

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The 18-year-old still has two years left on his current contract with AS Monaco . In 40 appearances across all competitions, Mbappe has scored 24 goals and played a crucial role in helping Monaco secure the Ligue 1 title ahead of French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Read More »

LaVar Ball got booed out of Barclays Center during the NBA Draft

The UCLA product with preternatural court vision is among the most intriguing prospects in the National Basketball Association draft this week. It was a move that was somewhat easy to see coming, with the Lakers freeing up their point guard depth chart in the days before the draft by trading away the second overall pick in the 2015 draft, point guard D'Angelo Russell, to the New Jersey Nets in what amounted to a salary dump. Read More »

Celtics trade No. 1, expect to get man

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That's the nature of drafts. "But it was as hard as a negotiation as they always are". The biggest victor from the Sixers-Celtics blockbuster trade of the No. Notice I didn't say anything about their fit defensively, because to put this kindly, that isn't exactly either player's strong suit. With boatloads of cap space, too, Colangelo wouldn't rule out adding players via free agency, as he did with Jerryd Bayless , Gerald Henderson and Sergio Rodriguez previous year. Read More »

Juventus chief scout Javier Ribalta to join Manchester United

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According to the Independent, Ribalta arrives to work alongside United's incumbent chief scouts Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout, rather than as a replacement. Ribalta is the latest appointment while United undergo a restructure of their scouting network. He is also credited with playing a key role in the signings of several other prominent Bianconeri players past and present including the likes of Dani Alves, Kingsley Coman, Alex Sandro and Paulo Dybala. Read More »

Cilic and Querrey march into Queen's quarter-finals

However, he could not find a way past Querrey as the American battled through to the quarter-finals after more than two hours on court. The left-hander came into his quarterfinal encounter with 2010 champion Sam Querrey on a six-match winning streak after claiming his second title in s-Hertogenbosch against Ivo Karlovic last weekend. Read More »

Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

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Retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz , left, shares a laugh with team president Sam Kennedy during a gathering where part of Yawkey Way was renamed David Ortiz Drive , Thursday, June 22, 201, outside Fenway Park. "Never thought about how my number would be hanging up there with all those legendaries". "Boston has been the city that I have shared all kinds and sorts of emotions with". Read More »

Dugarry slams Barcelona over Verratti pursuit

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Barca are unlikely to be deterred in their pursuit of the player, but PSG will take some convincing if they are to cash in before the transfer window closes. Last week, agent Donato Di Campli confirmed that his client is pondering his future after Paris Saint-Germain failed to improve in recent years. "We will see [about whether he leaves or not], it is complicated, but we have expressed our thoughts to PSG". Read More »

Floyd Mayweather ends retirement to face UFC Champ Conor McGregor

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McGregor's Featherweight Championship belt was stripped later in the year due to prolonged inactivity in that weight class. "It went a lot easier than I thought it would go and everybody is walking away from this thing happy". "Mayweather is 40 years old, he has always had problems with southpaws". The fight will last for 12 rounds of 3 minutes, each contested under traditional boxing rules. Read More »

Josh Jackson likes idea of playing with Jaylen Brown

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Tatum praised the passion of the Celtics fans and acknowledged he is entering a fortunate situation as a high draft pick joining a team that can contend deep in the playoffs. Josh Jackson , who was selected No. 4 by Phoenix, cancelled a workout in Sacramento for Ainge, Stevens and assistant general manager Mike Zarren over the weekend. Read More »

Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

He just checks all the boxes for a top-line center for us. "We really like his size, his physicality, his overall game". "I didn't think it would happen this soon, but that's just the way it happened". Amusing how these things work out. Quality blue-line youth. Now, instead of the three most important Blackhawks defenders being over 30, they're 33, 32, and 24. Read More »

CWS Field Narrowed To Four

TCU led 2-0 in the third inning on back-to-back doubles from Wade and Humphreys. Oregon State and LSU should provide the offensive firepower for the afternoon, with both teams entering Friday having put up solid offensive performances so far in Omaha . Read More »

Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

While the particulars of the possible trade are still being discussed, Boston will likely have to include the number three pick - Jayson Tatum - in a deal for George. 2 pick in Jahlil Okafor. Upon hearing his name called at the NBA Draft in New York, Fultz said, "It was unbelievable really". So much for staying in school. Read More »

Mou accused of tax fraud

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The accusation and subsequent case brought against the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor led to reports claiming that he had made an " irreversible " decision to leave Los Blancos this summer due to the frustration of being accused of tax evasion. Read More »

Vikings players welcome Jimmy Butler to Minnesota

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If we assume his DPE with the Bulls would have been $217 million, which comes to a projected salary cap of $106 million in 2019-20, he will still have lost out on a good a chunk of change. I truly struggle with the words because you've been so much more than just my home for the last 6 years, you've been my life! Talks fell apart, and it's not clear which side backed out. Read More »

Rory Best to captain Lions against the Chiefs

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The Lions coach says he will meet Test referee Jaco Peyper to discuss the tactics, which, Gatland says, has been repeatedly used in the five tour matches so far. In-form fly-half Owen Farrell, also not required to play the Chiefs , was confirmed yesterday as fit for the Test having recovered from a thigh strain. Read More »

NBA Draft could be unprecedented night for Triangle players

Jackson plays with an attitude to his game, something Phoenix coach Earl Watson loves in his players. There is no need to re-hash the regular season by discussing the team's tanking and fall from the second worst overall regular season record to the fourth overall pick in the draft. Read More »

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

The Celtics could have left draft night with Fultz or put together a package for Butler , but instead walked away with Tatum and a ton of future draft picks they'll have trouble finding room for on the roster. But if the Lakers want Lonzo - and it seems they do after trading point guard D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn - they won't be turned off by LaVar. Read More »

UCLA Basketball's Lonzo Ball selected 2nd by the Los Angeles Lakers

Johnson even referenced the 1980s Showtime Lakers - a team he led - when talking about the ball movement that he hopes Ball will bring to the Lakers . LaVar Ball has vowed that oldest son Lonzo would end up with the Lakers for two years, claiming he could speak his dream into existence. Josh Hart was the Big East Player of the Year, and he's proved that he can win while at Villanova. Read More »

NSW hope conditions help in Origin 'war'

Federal politicians have lined up in a scratch match ahead of game two of the State of Origin series tonight, with the Senate oval overrun by blue and maroon . "If you're going to penalise that, fair enough. We knew if we'd get down there, we'd get the ball across the chalk". That's what pissed me off. But while he missed that winning feeling over a torrid past two years, he said it was the little intricacies of being in a team environment that made him miss football most. Read More »

David Ortiz throws awful ceremonial first pitch

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The one and only David Ortiz now has a street named in his honor in Boston. Ortiz thanked everyone from his family and Red Sox owners to former teammates, his agents, and even the team's batboy. Before tonight's game, JetBlue is unveiling a new Big Papi and Red Sox themed gate at Logan Airport. You're not our teammate. "Never thought about my number being, hanging up there with all those legendaries". Read More »

Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

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The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014 and will appear before a judge on July 31, judicial sources told AFP. Why do you think so many football personalities have problems with tax authorities? Prosecutors say Mourinho owes Spanish authorities €3.3m (£2.9m) after failing to declare revenues from his image rights "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Read More »