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Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

He is the highest pick from the University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA ) Bruins since Russell Westbrook was picked fourth overall in 2008. "It's just like James Worthy , Byron [Scott] and Coop (Michael Cooper) used to fight to get on the fast-break and into the lanes", Johnson said. Read More »

Queensland force a decider in stirring comeback

Five-eighth Anthony Milford is out injured and while he will play plenty more Origins, he would have made way for returning star Johnathan Thurston either way. The Blues then took charge as James Maloney scooted through a gap from first receiver - beating debutant Tim Glasby, who had just come on - and passed wide for Brett Morris to score. Read More »

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft


The chaos actually began earlier in the week (Monday and Tuesday) with some trades and trade talks. In an article he wrote on The Players' Tribune released hours after he was taken by Philadelphia with the No. Duke had two players in the top 14, and nobody else placed more than one. With Zach Randolph on the outs due to age (cheers to a fantastic career Z-Bo), the Grizzlies are looking toward the future with one of the best rebounders in the draft class. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices


Players with less than two years of pro experience were exempt, and the Knights were required to take one player from each team. Sidney Crosby was a finalist for the Hart Trophy, given to the league's MVP, and the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's most outstanding player as voted by the players. Read More »

NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks

Because what really stood out to me was the enthusiasm, and what this Sixers team is starting to mean to Philadelphia. But it's from picks 2-60 that all fans will keep their eye on as this years draft has the makings to dictate how exciting the 2017 National Basketball Association off-season will be. Read More »

Portland Trail Blazers NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades


The Trail Blazers packaged a pair of first-round draft picks - Nos. While previous reports stated that the Blazers would not be active on the trade market, Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins changed their mind. Swanigan can also shoot the 3-pointer. Not only did he become a national champion, he was also a unanimous first team All-American and All-ACC player. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge


The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs. Perez did an interview Monday with Onda Cera where he spoke about the tax evasion accusations Ronaldo is facing. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao , who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain , are also clients of Mendes. Read More »

New Zealand vs. Portugal in 2017 Confederations Cup


Outright losing to Russian Federation - 2: 0, New Zealanders still had some chance of points in the match with a second composition of Mexico . However, Santos' side should have too much for the All Whites even if they do rest several of their star players. Read More »

Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud


The former Real Madrid boss has been accused of defrauding tax authorities to the tune of €3.3million by a Spanish regional prosecutor, with a complaint filed on Tuesday. He will testify at the Pozuelo de Alarcón in Madrid on the date. 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. Read More »

New York Islanders trade Travis Hamonic to Calgary Flames

After years of muddling around the nether regions of their conference, there is suddenly an arms race between the two Alberta clubs, with the Edmonton Oilers speeding past Calgary in the standings this season. His game is rugged, steady, and he can lay a lickin' on you in a pinch, an asset with Deryk Engelland having moved on from the Flames to Vegas. But after an injury plagued and subpar 2016-17, when he played only 49 games and just a handful of those after the Islanders turned their ... Read More »

Cilic, Muller, Dimitrov into Queen's semi-finals


LONDON (AP) - Marin Cilic ended Gilles Muller 's seven-match winning run on grass with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory to reach the final at Queen's on Saturday. With a 5-2 lead Lopez broke again to secure his place against Cilic - who he has only beaten twice in seven previous meetings. Lopez has also beens harp with his serve and is coming off a match in which he lost just six first serve points. Read More »

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

Last season, the 76ers held the top pick for the first time since drafting Hall of Famer Allen Iverson in 1996 and selected Ben Simmons . According to The Heavy in their recent National Basketball Association mock draft report , the two prospects that are leading the way early for next year's draft class are Michael Porter Jr. Read More »

#9 - Dennis Smith Jr


The last guard to go in the top 10 for NC State in the National Basketball Association draft? Smith will immediately compete for the starting point guard position with Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell, who are both returning next season and got the majority of the playing time a year ago. Read More »

England crash out of Champions Trophy as Pakistan charge into final


I think we also need to credit the selection committee because they supported us throughout. We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket. He further added: "But more than anything we've got to keep that drive we've had over the last 18 months to keep getting better - so when that World Cup does come around we're in the best shape possible to give ourselves the best chance of contending in that final". Read More »

Women's Cricket WC: India defeat England by 35 runs


This gave the hosts a glimour of a chance to pull the Indian team back, but the wickets did not come their way as Raj, the second highest run score in worldwide women's cricket, played a well-crafted innings. The live telecast of all India games will also be a crucial shot in the arm for the game in India . "I know that it's easier to be more competitive in the Twenty20 format than it is in the 50-over one, but I think this tournament will show the talent that is available out there", ... Read More »

In Health Care Attacks, Democrats Risk Inciting Further Violence

The Senate proposal would significantly shrink spending on the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, cut taxes on higher earners and the medical industry, let insurers provide fewer benefits and offer less generous subsidies for coverage than former President Barack Obama's law. Read More »

Eight-time champion Federer to face Zverev in Halle final

Federer is of course hugely popular everywhere he goes, but young Khachanov can certainly play, recently reaching the fourth at the French Open , a run in which he upset Tomas Berdych. Federer is 7-0 against the world No. 134. Khachanov is simply playing some of the best tennis of his life right now and will have a shot in this match if he continues to win a high number of his service points. Read More »

Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match


After the performances, Putin and Infantino addressed the crowd, where the latter showed off some Russian language skills and urged football fans to come to Russia to "feel the best football tournament ever". Meanwhile, Russian fan leader Alexander Shprygin was prevented from attending the opening match, according to Reuters . While Russia defeated New Zealand in the Confederations Cup opener, many questions still surround their predictability. Read More »

Arsenal launch 2017-18 home kit ahead of new season

Shkodran Mustafi claims Alexis Sanchez would have his pick of elite clubs if the forward were to leave Arsenal this summer, but has pleaded with the Gunners star to stay. In that time he has scored 4 goals and registered 5 assists, his lowest tally in an Arsenal shirt since the 2012-13 campaign. The shirt is, of course, red with white sleeves, and features a red and white collar which adds a "smart but functional element", according to the club's official website. Read More »

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

With their second round pick, the Blackhawks took right-handed defenseman Ian Mitchell of the AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints. It was the team's first of nine picks Saturday. The Blackhawks had to see something special in Altybarmakyan, who wasn't considered a top-100 prospect in the draft class by TSN or ESPN. The 18-year-old Barratt is from Bristol, Penn. Read More »

Antonio Conte agrees new contract worth 9.5 Million pounds


Atleti are now serving a transfer ban which was upheld despite a recent appeal, meaning they can not register any new players until January 2018. Chelsea are likely to receive only £52 million for Diego Costa as the Spanish striker closes in on a return to Atletico Madrid - an astonishing £35m reduction on their original valuation. Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

He put up a stunning 94 points in 64 games this season, and is regarded as one of the finest offensive talents in the Western League. One fun thing to watch should be the Vegas Golden Knights , who already have three first round picks. Read More »

Kvitova reaches first final since attack


Barty said she was delighted to have won through to the final of the tournament. "I am not feeling any pain and that's the best news". "I strained it a little bit, but I will get a good treatment", the world number 41 said. She underwent almost four hours of surgery on her left hand and forearm, and her left hand is still not fully recovered. "It was lucky - I had been struggling from the moment I dropped serve", she admitted. Read More »

Chile, Germany set for semis

Since winning his first cap in a friendly against New Zealand on April, 27 2006 he's gone on to rack 112 global appearances and registering 38 goals. A quieter second half did not produce a winning goal, meaning Chile and Germany stay level on four points at the top of Group B, three clear of Australia and Cameroon , who also drew 1-1 earlier on Thursday. Read More »

Sacramento Kings draft De'Aaron Fox with 5th overall pick


After Thursday's draft , the pundits and experts have graded the Kings' picks between and A and A+. Oh, I feel like what I bring to the Sacramento Kings is just leadership, a lot more youth. A Kings fan on Twitter chose to ask his crush out on a date after saying he would do so if the Kings drafted De'Aaron Fox . Where most people remember him using those higher gears was to overwhelm likely No. Read More »

Astros' Springer suffers hand injury, leaves game

Hinch said he wanted to give the reigning AL batting champion a day off. The ball did appear to glance off of Springer's hand after hitting his shoulder and he certainly landed awkwardly. One of the most popular A's since his arrival, Vogt's first career hit ended up being a home run. Hahn had gone 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his three previous starts. Read More »

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather reportedly agree to deal, date for superfight

Who you got? Mayweather or McGregor? Yahoo's Kevin Iole first reported the story , which evolved fairly quickly - unlike the negotiations in boxing's last megafight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao . June. 15: The much awaited battle between UFC star Conor McGregor and the former five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is all set for 26 August. Read More »

Police ducks Bumrah's bouncers on social networking; remove no-ball poster


This did not end here as commissioner of police, Sanjay Agarwal asked his men to remove all the posters relating to the campaign on traffic awareness depicting Bumrah conceding a no-ball from the city. He put another tweet insisting that he would not indulge in similar bigotry, saying that humans can make mistakes. While many people found the reference amusing, the Jaipur Traffic department faced the heat from the cricketer for clearly poking fun at one mistake that the young and supremely ... Read More »

Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa

South Africa found it impossible to take charge against India's accurate bowling and only Quinton de Kock (53) produced an innings of substance. "Du Plessis, who'd patted the ball towards point and set off with a call of "yes" admitted later that the misjudgement of the run in de Villiers's case, whose dive into the crease was beaten by Hardik Pandya's quick return to MS Dhoni , was his fault". Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud

The Spanish prosecutors are claiming that the Portuguese manager has failed to account his transactions regarding image rights during the years 2011 and 2012. Mourinho became a Spanish tax resident in 2010 when he joined Real, but did not declare image rights earnings because he had transferred his image rights to a company based in the British Virgin Islands in 2004. Read More »