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Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as National Basketball Association draft looms

That's been the dream scenario for the entire Ball family ever since Lonzo showed the first inklings of world-class talent. With Ball at the helm, the Lakers now have the floor leader that they have been desperate to find. "To me, he's the type of player that, when he's on the floor, all four guys that are out there with him become better instantly". Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for a Washington Huskies team that was 9-22. Read More »

Can wants Germany to 'neutralise' Sanchez

Chile manager Juan Antonio Pizzi described Sanchez's milestone as "very special", while citing the quality of football on display Thursday. Germany started their Confederations Cup campaign with a win over Australia in their opening game. Read More »

It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur

The India Today website quoted police as saying that the men were charged because of the anti-India slogans and not because they were cheering for Pakistan. India was outplayed by Pakistan in the final in all departments and the batters put up a poor show as the whole top order crumbled down while chasing. Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

We believe the refereeing will be fair, transparent and the victor will be the one that deserves it. During Mexico's testy 2-1 victory, undercover Federation Internationale de Football Association agents in plain clothes were scattered throughout the stands. Read More »

76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly

It was the right play and one they telegraphed by trading a future first-round pick to Boston to move up from No. 3 to No. 1. They believe they are destined for National Basketball Association greatness, perhaps soon, and for that they are required to have a full-service lineup. Read More »

Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers


It is indeed too early to talk about the NBA Playoffs, but Ball will be Ball. "I want to introduce you to the new face of the Lakers , the guy who I think will lead us back to where we want to get to". Last offseason, the Lakers handed out big contracts to Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov . Meanwhile, there is still a possibility of Lakers pulling off a Paul George trade this summer. Read More »

10 things to watch for UND fans at NHL Draft

In the third round with the 70th pick, the Blackhawks drafted forward Andrei Altybarmakyan, who is from Russian Federation, 5-10, 183 pounds and a left-handed shot. After dealing Niklas Hjalmarsson , Artemi Panarin and Tyler Motte before lunch, the Hawks swapped first round picks with the Dallas Stars, moving back from 26th to 29th to select Henri Jokiharju. Read More »

Germany's Low pleased after Chile draw: 'We lived up to expectations'


Germany and Chile top the group on four points each, while the others only have one with one round to go. Status match of the confederations Cup between Germany and Chile ended in a draw . It was Stindl's second goal of the tournament, having also struck against Australia , as Germany edged closer to the semi-finals. Likewise, talented midfielder Aaron Mooy will be expected to help maintain possession in the middle, an area where Australia struggled against Germany . Read More »

Red Bull's high hopes come down to earth in F1 qualifying

But even cautious on a tricky track, he nearly collided with Raikkonen. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his vehicle during the first free practice at the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan, Friday, June 23, 2017. Read More »

Moore and O'Brien double up as Winter shines again

Slot, who has been in her present post for the past five years and said Ascot has taken on some ideas that the London Olympics organizers implemented, said the meet was firmly implanted in the minds of a section of Chinese society and they were now dipping their toes into bloodstock sales-an unknown market for them. Read More »

South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

After claiming a wicket with his second ball in worldwide cricket - Reeza Hendricks bottom-edging an attempted pull on to his stumps - Curran returned to bowl the last couple of overs from the Somerset Pavilion End and impressed with his control and variations. Read More »

Russian Federation kicks off with Confeds victory


Weak defending also allowed Russia's Fedor Smolov to slip past the All Whites and tap in a low cross by team-mate Alexander Samedov to confirm the win in the 69th minute. Nearly 25 minutes into the second half, Russian forward Fedor Smolov cannoned another goal for his team after having received a flawless assist from Alexander Samedov. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths

Game-by-game Portugal are already faring better than that at the Confederations Cup , where a 1-0 win over Russian Federation in Moscow moved them on to four points from two games in Group A. "Opponents? [Chile and Germany] are two very strong teams", he said. He said: "I see this as another game that we want to approach with the mindset of being organised, having the right mentality and we want to get a result". Read More »

Flames acquire Hamonic from Islanders

Signed for three more seasons at a cap hit of $3.857 million per season , Hamonic's arrival effectively cements the Flames' core for the next two seasons and arguably signifies that the team feels its window for contention is about to open. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup with late goal in controversial Game 6


Carl Hagelin sealed the win by scoring into an empty net with 14 seconds left in leading the Penguins to become the first National Hockey League team in almost two decades to win consecutive championships. The loss ended the upstart Predators' deepest playoff run in the franchise's 19-year history. With the destiny of the Stanley Cup in the balance, a determined Crosby delivered a dominating performance right from the opening shift, when he rang a shot off the post while being pulled down ... Read More »

Dana White Calls McGregor-Mayweather 'Biggest Fight in Combat Sports'


Mayweather Promotions will take care of the undercard. "When I step in there, I'm going to shock the whole g*ddamn world", the Irishman said back in January of the pipe-dream fight. The common consensus is that the defensively imperious Mayweather ought to come out on top, but seeing as the Irish fighter literally lacks fear, his first-ever boxing match will be an interesting watch. Read More »

Cardinals to pick late in MLB Draft

The 18-year-old Lewis played both shortstop and outfield in high school . High school pitcher/shortstop Hunter Greene received recognition from current big leaguers, as well as TV and radio host Larry King, after the Cincinnati Reds selected him with the No. Read More »

Gavaskar bemoans Kumble exit, says players can not pick coach


In a fresh twist to the ongoing crisis in Team India, skipper Virat Kohli deleted his tweet from June previous year, where he welcomed Anil Kumble as coach of the Indian team. In fact my comeback in worldwide cricket was under him. "As I said, his point of view is out there and we respect that decision", Kohli added. However, during the Champions Trophy, reports of rift between Kohli and Kumble emerged in the media - something which Kohli had denied. Read More »

Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor

Ronaldo is at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, playing for Portugal . All are accused of using a similar system, whereby their image rights were owned by companies registered in the British Virgin Islands or Panama , and which allegedly received money from intermediaries based in Ireland . Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Sanchez was afforded the chance to double his tally from a set-piece, but unfortunately, he saw the ball fly just over the crossbar. The result leaves South American champions Chile top of Group B on goal difference from World Cup winners Germany . Read More »

Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons , another top draft pick who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 National Basketball Association rookie of the year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. Read More »

French Open 2017: Ostapenko stuns Halep for first major title

French Open 2017 saw a new Women's Champion. But the 20-year-old rallied, and won the final two sets 6-4 and 6-3. Even when Halep went 3-1 ahead in the decider, she never seemed in control and once Ostapenko's charge began she was powerless to hold off the new pride of Riga. Read More »

Ferdinand hoping Manchester United can seal Ronaldo return

Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho , has been accused of defrauding tax authorities in Spain during his time with Real Madrid . Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. They added that Mourinho had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013. Read More »

Roger Federer advances to 11th Halle final


Roger Federer continued his Wimbledon preparations by reaching the Gerry Weber Open final with a hard-fought win over young Russian Karen Khachanov . Muller confirmed he had pulled out of next week's Eastbourne tournament to rest up ahead of Wimbledon . Khachanov is solid of both wings, meaning he can hurt Federer , but he also has not yet faced a player who utilises the variety of Federer , who should seek to make Khachanov play as many low balls as possible. Read More »

Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick


Jackson reportedly asked Danny Ainge for the third overall pick on Thursday (which Boston used to draft Duke forward Jayson Tatum), next year's Brooklyn pick, plus Jaylen Brown and Jae Crowder. Ntilikina was born in Belgium (originating from Rwanda) and was raised in France, where he helped the French U16 team win the FIBA 2014 European Championships and the French U18 team to a title in the FIBA 2016 European Championships. Read More »

Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

Hamilton's celebrity lifestyle has led to suggestions he could follow former team-mate Nico Rosberg into an early retirement, but the Briton has his sights set on securing his legacy in the sport. "It's not really nice to be in fifth", Verstappen conceded. "I've made it no secret I'm a huge fan of the team, big fan of Ferrari and what they've achieved in the history of motorsport", Hamilton said on Thursday at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix . Read More »

Lakers coach Luke Walton talks Lonzo Ball

Along with that, Ball also mentioned that he is ready to put in the work and prove that all the hype around him is real. Is Lonzo Ball the transcendent talent they believe him to be, or did the Lakers miss a chance to draft an eventual superstar in Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum ? "I don't like a whole bunch of hyperbole and a whole bunch of words", Pelinka told ESPN . Read More »

Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft

But that was only the beginning. While the Lakers selected UCLA product Lonzo Ball (and his dad Lavar Ball ) with the 2nd overall pick. Fultz noted that the Sixers somehow found out he loves Chick-fil-A so much that they had sandwiches at his workout with them that day. Read More »

Nuggets acquire Tyler Lydon in draft-day trade with Jazz


Whether he can translate defensively to the National Basketball Association will be a big question, like many Syracuse prospects, and the Nuggets are still lacking a sure-thing defensive presence on the back line. A description of Lydon's game from the prospect evaluation website : "Lydon's physical profile is a bit of a mixed bag". The Nuggets failed to address their biggest need on defense, but selected an overall player in Lydon who could potentially develop into an ... Read More »

Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

After leaving Madrid , he returned to England for a second spell with Chelsea before joining United , with whom he won the Europa League and the League Cup in the season just finished. The Portugal forward is now under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. However, Di Maria is unlikely to serve time behind bars as a sentence under two years for non-violent crime can be served as probation, according to the Spanish law. Read More »

NBA Draft Day Fail: Does Markelle Fultz Know Who He's Playing For?


Now for the bad part: The French native, whose team is still playing in a championship series back home, was selected by the Knicks on Thursday night. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound Isaac averaged 12 points, 7.8 rebounds, while shooting almost 51 percent from the field in his only season at Florida State. Read More »

Sailing: Britain turns tables on New Zealand to win Youth America's Cup


Oracle Team USA practices for the America's Cup Final on the Great Sound on Tuesday in Hamilton, Bermuda . They came into the final day with 28 points, while New Zealand, skippered by Logan Dunning Beck, languished in fifth place on 18. Everything changed on the final leg, however, when Sweden and Germany nearly collided. If the USA team manage to keep the cup, there is speculation among other teams that the 36th edition could end up in Chicago rather than Bermuda, with races in places ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager's representatives release statement denying tax fraud claims

Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal , Italy, Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011. "Ronaldo is in a major tournament with his country and until that is over I can not talk to him". "I've not spoken with Nasser (Al-Khelaifi, PSG president) or with anybody", Perez said. Read More »