• 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz
1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

Ainge shed some light on his motives for swapping the first pick with Philadelphia for No. 3 and a protected first-rounder down the road. With the recent deal between the 76ers and the Celtics, acoording to Jon Wolfond, Ainge said "the phones have been ringing" since.

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  • Celtics deal No. 1 pick to 76ers
Celtics deal No. 1 pick to 76ers

They'll also be receiving a first rounder in either 2018 or 2019 contingent on a few protections. So much so that he cracked a joke at the expense of Celtics president Danny Ainge . Maybe Ainge is just bullshitting here in order to protect himself from criticism in the event that Fultz turns out to be a superstar, or maybe he really was goin...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo : Real Madrid star summoned for July 31 tax hearing
Cristiano Ronaldo : Real Madrid star summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Ronaldo was reported to be unhappy with his treatment in the Spanish press and Real Madrid appeared to be at fault too for a lack of public support. He has also helped his team to win two La Liga titles after joining it on transfer from Manchester United for a ten record 80 million pounds in 2009.

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  • Mexico vs New Zealand
Mexico vs New Zealand

Chile dominated an entertaining, but goalless, first half as Eduardo Vargas saw his strike ruled out by the video assistant. Ricardo Quaresma and Andres Cedric scored for Portugal in the Group A game while Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Hector Moreno scored Mexico's goals.

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  • Rumor: Clippers have explored trade market for DeAndre Jordan
Rumor: Clippers have explored trade market for DeAndre Jordan

Just two short years ago the Los Angeles Clippers mounted up and made a courageous effort to lobby DeAndre Jordan to re-sign with them and flip from his verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks . Could the Blazers and Clippers work out a deal where draft picks are used to trade for Jordan? The Clippers are on the verge of a rebuild. Jorda...

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  • Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote
Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Sure, it's a traditionally Republican district that the GOP's House and Senate nominees won by roughly 20 points in November, but Donald Trump very narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton there, squeaking through by less than two points. The PVI measures how strongly a district or state leans Republican or Democratic compared to the nation as a w...

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  • Azarenka wins first match on return from motherhood
Azarenka wins first match on return from motherhood

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka hits a shot during her third round match against Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 23, 2016. Azarenka was given a wildcard to play in the Mallorca Open, which is scheduled to be her only competitive action before Wimbledon. The former Wimbledon quarter...

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  • 'Not the result we wanted', rues Ronaldo, after draw with Mexico
'Not the result we wanted', rues Ronaldo, after draw with Mexico

Mexico's Javier Hernandez heads the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017 . "I would like to say something on behalf of my players". Federation Internationale de Football Association later released still images of a razor-thin offside margi...

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  • Rafa resting up before Wimbledon bid
Rafa resting up before Wimbledon bid

He said: "This tournament, I have been playing great during the whole event since the beginning. The doubts, I think, are good, because the doubts give you the possibility to work with more intensity, with being more humble, and accepting that you need to keep working hard to improve things", Nadal said .

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  • Rafael Nadal wins 2017 French Open men's title
Rafael Nadal wins 2017 French Open men's title

Nadal lost a grand total of 35 games throughout the tournament, the second fewest by any man at any major in the best-of-five-set Open Era (six 1968). Wawrinka was now facing an nearly impossible task and that sense of foreboding only increased when yet another terrific forehand saw Nadal claim the second of three break points in the first game of...

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  • Auto carrying explosives rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead
Auto carrying explosives rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

The man who allegedly deliberately rammed his auto into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees avenue on Monday had Polish roots, according to reports. Gendarmes jumped out of their vehicle, ran to his auto, smashed its windows and pulled him out in an apparent attempt to save him, according to witnesses, the Telegraph reported.

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  • Pepe: 'Portugal ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo speculation'
Pepe: 'Portugal ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo speculation'

Earlier, Ronaldo had a header brilliantly tipped away by Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa , while Gelson Martins - a target for Liverpool - fired just wide on the counter for Portugal . A three-player race to meet the rebound off a post saw the sliding Boxall's trailing right arm get the final touch in a bundle of bodies. Goalkeeper Stefan Mar...

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  • We want results, not lessons - no fear for Hudson's New Zealand
We want results, not lessons - no fear for Hudson's New Zealand

Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equaliser for Mexico. Following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Portugal , Mexico are upbeat and favourites to win the showdown in Sochi. Eduardo Vargas had a goal ruled out on the brink of half-time for Chile against Cameroon for the same offense despite video replays indicating he was onside.

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  • Ostapenko wins birthday battle with Bacsinszky to reach French Open final
Ostapenko wins birthday battle with Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

Women's No. 3 seed Simona Halep of Romania made a comeback into the final at Roland Garros after three years with a three-set victory over the second-seeded Karolina Pliskova , while Latvian promising star Jelena Ostapenko got a ideal birthday gift as she overcame Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals here on Thursday.

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  • Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka, wins 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka, wins 10th French Open title

Third-ranked Wawrinka , a three-time Grand Slam victor who beat Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open showpiece, impressively saved four break points in a marathon fourth game, but was unable to rescue three more trailing 3-2 after slicing a lazy backhand into the net.

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  • Lions downed by Blues
Lions downed by Blues

George North and Jonathan Davies will also be making their first appearances of the tour. "This is an experienced team with nine of the starting 15 players having featured in 2013". While the Lions demonstrated a stiff defence against the Blues at Eden Park on Wednesday, they must capitalise on their scoring opportunities, create more with th...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo hunting goals for Portugal, Spain's tough test
Cristiano Ronaldo hunting goals for Portugal, Spain's tough test

Ronaldo, 32, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off-shore accounts dealing with his image rights and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain. In the 42nd minute, after a missed clearance by Raphael Guerreiro , Carlos Vela calmly played a ball into the box where Chicharito Hernandez smashed a diving header into the back of the next.

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal
FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal

The content deal between the online video platform and football's governing body will see live streaming of all the Confederation Cup matches in Russian Federation as well as on-demand footage, highlights and original programmes. They look at goals scored, penalties awarded, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity, when a player giv...

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  • Warren Gatland to talk to referee Peyper about All Blacks 'blocking'
Warren Gatland to talk to referee Peyper about All Blacks 'blocking'

Gatland said off-the-ball obstruction was endemic in New Zealand rugby and his players had been blocked throughout their five warm-up games, costing them valuable attacking opportunities. Jonathan Sexton staked a huge claim for the number 10 spot, with Owen Farrell absent because of a reported quadriceps injury, while Halfpenny was magnificent as ...

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  • Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain
Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

The two overlapped at Real Madrid from 2010-2013, winning one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey. However, on July 31, Cristiano Ronaldo must attend to his first hearing at Madrid's Prosecutor's Office, after the authorities linked the brilliant athlete with an illegal image rights sale involving Ronaldo and his agent.

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