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Merrifield walk-off double caps four-run ninth for Royals

Ian Parmley, in right field, a rookie just into double-digit games in left, Jose Bautista at DH (after 36 straight starts in that aforementioned right) and Justin Smoak on furlough (until summoned as a defensive replacement in the eighth), Toronto seemed in commanding control. Read More »

Mexico defeat New Zealand 2-1 — FIFA Confederation Cup

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Ronaldo scoring the penalty. The decision to penalise a trip on wing-back Alex Gersbach was confirmed by a video review shown on the stadium screens. "We have to manage the players and there will be rotation based on how the players are feeling, but it's easy when you have a group you trust", said Santos. Read More »

Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out

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India's top-ranked shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made it to the semi-finals of the Australia Open Super Series after defeating fellow Indian B Sai Praneeth in Sydney . In the second game, Srikanth maintained a strong lead making it 9-6 before Praneeth managed three points in a row to equalise at 9-9. You just have to be patient. Read More »

Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Sacramento was the only team with two lottery picks. Markelle Fultz is congratulated by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver after being picked at No 1 in the draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. 1 pick this past weekend by making a trade with the Boston Celtics by swapping their initial No. 3 pick. Markelle Fultz (Washington) is introduced by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as the number one overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2017 NBA ... Read More »

Azerbaijan GP: Fernando Alonso & Stoffel Vandoorne to start at back of grid

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Stoffel Vandoorne of the McLaren-Honda F1 team said at a press conference in Baku June 22 that he and a fellow pilot, Fernando Alonso , may lose 15 positions each on the starting grid of the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. "I don't think there's many new introductions this weekend", he admitted, "so it will not be too different". "If we start at the back it is going to be a hard weekend", he said. Read More »

ICC may scrap Champions Trophy for more World T20 competitions

Pakistan punched above weight after losing their first game to India by 124 runs. After Pakistan thrashed an off-colour India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title at the jam-packed Kennington Oval, Pakistani cricketers have given their fans a chance to have a go at the Indians. Read More »

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Markelle Fultz

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. While they have the third overall pick, the 76ers appear ready to trade it to get an even higher selection (http://www. For years the Celtics have stocked up on draft picks and a roster full of quality players. A team like the Los Angeles Clippers could jump into the mix and convince George to sign a long-term deal. Read More »

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Although the Lakers have been his family's team since before he could walk, Ball said he hasn't been to many games in person: "My dad didn't like the seats, because I guess they were too small for him". The Lakers may have cap space and this year's second overall pick, but they also don't own a draft pick in 2018, and it's hard to build a proper supporting cast through free agency. Read More »

LA Breaks HR Record in 4-Game Sweep of Mets

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But he does have a point: Players-especially Latino players-are essentially told that they can only have fun in certain ways and at certain times. They've given up 12 homers in the series, and the Dodgers have gone deep in 13 consecutive games. Read More »

Frank De Boer offered the Crystal Palace job

The club are close to appointing the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss, 47, to succeed Sam Allardyce , who led Palace to 14th in the Premier League in May following a relegation battle. His brother, fellow ex-Holland global Ronald de Boer , seemed to confirm the move by saying his sibling was thrilled by the opportunity, although stopped short of saying anything is officially done. Read More »

Jarrett Allen is the Rim Protector the Brooklyn Nets Need

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Texas center Jarrett Allen is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Brooklyn Nets as the 22nd pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. With their second round pick, the Nets selected Aleksandar Vezenkov of FC Barcelona, where he will continue to play. "I'm not concerned about the maturity and so forth". Read More »

Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

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After the worst four-year stretch in franchise history, the 16-time National Basketball Association champion Lakers are rebuilding with the point guard who led the nation with 7.7 assists per game last season for the Bruins. Hart was the only senior drafted in the first round, and most observers think the Lakers got an NBA-ready talent in the former national champion. Read More »

New Jersey Devils in good position in stacked NHL draft

Nolan and Nico - it sounds like a Disney Channel movie. There's only one player from last year's team who is still eligible-defenseman Andrew Peski. He's been the projected No. 1 pick for a long time , and then all of a sudden [because of injuries], people pick apart his game. The first round of the draft will be held Friday night, while the remaining six rounds will go Saturday. Read More »

Vegas trades van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes

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Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk was selected by the Golden Knights with the third-to-last pick of the Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With a young, fully stocked defense, some might consider some of the current Hurricanes defenders to be trade fodder, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Read More »

Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

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After losing the conference finals to the Cavaliers, the Celtics head into the draft with a number of needs, including offensive help on the wing and more of a presence in the paint. 3. Still, Ainge said, Tatum wasn't an obvious choice. Magic loves Jackson. He loved him in high school, did everything in his power to convince him to go to Michigan State and has had nothing but good things to say about the Detroit native every time he's been asked. Read More »

Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

When you study what Markelle did in college , you recognize very quickly that he has the ability to play that position if he wanted to be a ball distributor as well. Instead, the Celtics stood pat, taking Jayson Tatum with the third pick. The point guard was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers . The Sacramento Kings made a decision to select a guard with the 5th pick as they chose De'Aaron Fox out of Kentucky. Read More »

Ship Was on Autopilot When It Hit US Destroyer

Richardson added that the investigations will "unfold as quickly as possible, but it's important to get this right". The conservative outlet the Washington Free Beacon reports that investigators believe the container ship ACX Crystal was on autopilot at the time of collision , and that it appears that no one was at the helm. Read More »

Veteran defender Marquez relishes playing for Mexico

Ronaldo let his play do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Mexico . The switch proved effective, with the New Zealanders relying on a creative, pass-based style rather than the long balls to Wood which had predominated in St Petersburg . Read More »

Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer into Halle semis

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Federer held all 11 of his service games without facing a break point to prevail in one hour and 30 minutes. Mayer's record against Federer read seven defeats and no victories ahead of Friday's meeting, and he got off to a poor start in front of his home crowd when dropping his second service game. Read More »

Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Cherchesov's 3-5-2 formation proved too strong for New Zealand's limited team, and the passing and movement of the hosts may even have earned the admiration of Putin , who watched from the stands alongside Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino after delivering a stirring pre-match address. Read More »

Rangers Trade Derek Stepan, Antti Raanta To Coyotes, Land No. 7 Pick

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It also creates valuable cap space for the Blackhawks. The 30-year-old Hjalmarsson is a three-time Stanley Cup victor, and will pair alongside his friend, and fellow Swede, Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the Coyotes top defense pair. It also decided against re-signing captain Shane Doan after 21 years with the franchise, and then announced Thursday that Dave Tippett was out after eight seasons in a mutual agreement between the coach and the franchise. Read More »

Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz

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For 14 seasons, Boston Red Sox fans flocked to Fenway Park to see David Ortiz smack home runs to right. The one and only David Ortiz now has a street named in his honor in Boston . "This city means a lot to me". I love this city. Ortiz belted 483 career homers with the Red Sox, a total that trails only Williams (521) on the franchise's all-time list. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge in July for tax fraud in Spain, and soccer coach Jose Mourinho may be next. The Portugal superstar is believed to have taken an "irreversible" decision to leave Real Madrid this summer. However, it might also be impossible for Manchester United to resist getting back a legend that was once theirs when Ronaldo really becomes available in the transfer market. Read More »

Liverpool set to seal Mohamed Salah signing from Roma for £35m

He quickly became an important player for the team, and after posting 14 goals in 34 league games, Roma decided to make his loan move permanent and forked up €15 million to Chelsea last summer. I can play anywhere up front. He added: "I think they are very close". "Last year around Christmas everybody was talking about them being good enough to win the league, then they had a bad spell and at the end they were fighting for the Champions League". Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

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A Boston source gave a different story, telling ESPN that Jackson had refused to work out for the Celtics unless they guaranteed him they would draft him at No. Jackson's most spectacular college performance came in a road victory at Texas Tech. Despite a few stray rumblings of Ball or Fox being better, Fultz stayed atop almost every analysts' draft boards, and when the Boston Celtics won the NBA Draft Lottery on May 16, it looked like Fultz would be wearing green next year and ... Read More »

Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

Going to the Timberwolves along with Butler is Creighton's Justin Patton , whom the Bulls took with the No. 16 pick. He averaged a career-high 23.9 points last season as the Bulls were 41-41 and qualified for the play-offs as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Blackhawks Bring Back Brandon Saad, Trade Artemi Panarin In Flurry Of Moves

Bowman traded forwards Panarin and Tyler Motte and Chicago's sixth-round selection in this weekend's National Hockey League draft to Columbus for Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round draft pick next year. With news that Marian Hossa will be out for next season - and that his career may be over - thanks to a skin disorder, Chicago is left with his contract without any production. Read More »

Jazz send pick and forward Trey Lyles to Denver

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Mitchell averaged 15.6 points and shot 35.4 percent from 3-point range as a 6-foot-3, 215-pound sophomore. Charlotte has reportedly locked in on Donovan Mitchell out of Louisville as its No. Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds as a freshman on the NCAA champion Tar Heels. I'm glad to be a part of this organization. "I just wanted to work out with the Jazz", he said. Read More »

Robert Lewandowski Set For Shock move To Premier League?

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Bayern Munich waste no thought on a Lewandowski move. "He really hoped that the team would support him proactively". Lewandowski extended his contract last December to 2021 and the likelihood of Bayern selling the prolific Poland global has always been considered remote. Read More »