• Lions' back three far from being finalised ahead of Test series
Lions' back three far from being finalised ahead of Test series

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland reckons the world champion All Blacks are anxious ahead of next week's first Test. "I wouldn't want to put my house on (the result)". The other five new call-ups - Scotland's Allan Dell along with Gareth Davies, Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill and Tomas Francis from Wales - were all named among the repla...

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  • Waqar Younis pitches into England skipper Eoin Morgan's lame excuse
Waqar Younis pitches into England skipper Eoin Morgan's lame excuse

England top order batsman Joe Root admitted that England missed a "golden chance" to end their long wait for a maiden one-day global title after a crushing eight-wicket Champions Trophy semi-final defeat to Pakistan in Cardiff . "Coming from Edgbaston which was a good wicket to a used wicket, we didn't adapt very well", Morgan told Sky Sp...

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  • Magic Johnson welcomes Lonzo Ball to the Lakers
Magic Johnson welcomes Lonzo Ball to the Lakers

With preternatural court vision, a solid scoring touch and a desire to become a leader, the Los Angeles-area native had everything that his favorite team's top brass wanted. "The right people are in charge". The younger Ball will undoubtedly receive invaluable advice from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson , who led the fran...

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  • Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid's Action-Packed Night at NHL Awards
Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid's Action-Packed Night at NHL Awards

McDavid's win capped a breakthrough sophomore season for the 20-year-old centre, who won the league scoring title and led the Oilers back to the Stanley Cup playoffs after an 11-year absence. Anderson left the Senators during the season to support his wife, Nicholle , in her fight against throat cancer, but returned to become Ottawas career victor...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo remains coy about his Real Madrid future
Cristiano Ronaldo remains coy about his Real Madrid future

Spanish outlet OK Diario is reporting that both English clubs are interested in signing the 25-year-old Real Madrid star along with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Speaking to EFE on Thursday, sources at Gestifute, the company that represents Cristiano, moved to rebuff speculation that the player was set to hand over the money he allegedly o...

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  • Tigers release Francisco Rodriguez, recall Bruce Rondon
Tigers release Francisco Rodriguez, recall Bruce Rondon

A 15-year veteran, Rodriguez has 437 saves over stints with the Angels, Mets, Orioles, Brewers and Tigers. Rondon will return to the Tigers after spending much of this season with the Toledo Mud Hens. In 25.1 frames, the 35-year-old pitched to a 7.82 ERA, a 7.36 FIP and a 1.658 WHIP. He had shown signs of deterioration previous year, but still ...

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  • Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern
Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern

Owner Dan Gilbert met on consecutive days this week with Billups, but the talks did not lead to a contract being offered to the former National Basketball Association guard and aspiring executive, the people said. Before Irving was dragged into the National Basketball Association rumor mill, his fellow stars LeBron James and Kevin Love were t...

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

Orlando selected Florida State forward Jonathan Issac at No. 6 and Minnesota picked Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen, who is heading to Chicago as part of the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves. Fultz was a bit of a late bloomer, failing to make his high school's varsity team his freshman and sophomore years. In his first Instagram po...

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  • LaVar Ball Makes Bold Lakers Prediction, Gets Trolled By Joel Embiid
LaVar Ball Makes Bold Lakers Prediction, Gets Trolled By Joel Embiid

The Lakers were a 26-win team last season, so that's a helluva turnaround to guarantee. "I'm a very optimistic person, but I don't look that far into the future", Walton said . "We're going to be very aggressive, but also very smart". "I'm sure [Lonzo will] fit into our culture". I couldn't ask for anything more. But the Lakers , under ne...

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  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Did not want 'every single dime'
Raiders' Derek Carr: Did not want 'every single dime'

Quarterback Derek Carr tweeted Thursday that he has finalized an extension with the Oakland Raiders . Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck previously topped the list, averaging a $24.6 million salary. It's a point that former National Football League quarterback Brady Quinn made on Friday's PFT Live , noting that the union likely isn'...

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  • LaVar Ball makes his first bold prediction for Lonzo's National Basketball Association career
LaVar Ball makes his first bold prediction for Lonzo's National Basketball Association career

To paraphrase from a third-party acquaintance, but LaVar Ball is a businessman who made a decision to position himself as a "heel" for marketing purposes. "I'm trying to tell you, I knew this was happening before it was happening", LaVar Ball said. It is indeed too early to talk about the NBA Playoffs, but Ball will be Ball.

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  • Senate health care bill: How is it different from the House's legislation?
Senate health care bill: How is it different from the House's legislation?

The Senate's " Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017", stretches the phase-out of Medicaid expansion financing and higher payments would be provided through 2023. Trump tweeted on Thursday that that he is "very supportive" of the Senate's plan. Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and ...

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  • Malik Monk selected No. 11 by Hornets
Malik Monk selected No. 11 by Hornets

During his lone year as a Wildcat Monk absolutely lit up the scoring sheet. He averaged 19.8 points per game for Kentucky during his freshman season, leading the SEC in 3-pointers, shooting 39.7 percent and winning the 2017 Jerry West Award as the nation's best shooting guard.

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  • What does Sixers' Markelle Fultz think of comparisons to Rockets' James Harden?
What does Sixers' Markelle Fultz think of comparisons to Rockets' James Harden?

The Boston Celtics , original holders of the top pick and the presumed destination for Fultz , traded their pick to the 76ers. Along with Fultz, the Sixers also drafted four other players in the draft, three of which came in the second round.

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  • Joel Embiid Really Wants Ben Simmons to Dunk All Over Lonzo Ball
Joel Embiid Really Wants Ben Simmons to Dunk All Over Lonzo Ball

The Lakers also aren't anxious about attaching themselves to LaVar Ball , the voluble family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons, one $495 pair of sneakers at a time. "Come see me when he does". Ball, a 6ft 6ins point guard from Anaheim who broke the UCLA record for most assists in a s...

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  • Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins
Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins

The person also said South Florida businessman Jorge Mas has contacted the Marlins to say he's leading a group interested in buying the franchise. Bush previously linked up with former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter during the heated bidding war, but he split from that group at the end of May because they couldn't generate the fun...

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  • Top Dawg: Markelle Fultz drafted No. 1 overall by Philadelphia 76ers
Top Dawg: Markelle Fultz drafted No. 1 overall by Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile with their 36th pick, the 76ers chose Australian Jonah Bolden , the son of Bruce Bolden, who played in the NBL for 17 years. The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Lauri Markkanen with the No. 5, the Kings shrewdly moved down for two more selections in the first round. Barring any trades , the Knicks will be on the clock with the eigh...

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  • Egypt forward Salah joins Liverpool
Egypt forward Salah joins Liverpool

Salah's rise has been fast. I have followed him since he emerged at Basel and he has matured into a very good player. I understand he was good at Roma but there's a huge diff between Prem & Serie A . "Listen, we have to be honest". The Egyptian said he has become a better player since his time at Chelsea. He then continued saying: "I'm excit...

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  • Nuggets acquire Tyler Lydon in draft-day trade with Jazz
Nuggets acquire Tyler Lydon in draft-day trade with Jazz

The team started with the 13th pick, and drafted Donovan Mitchell from the University of Louisville, but immediately traded him to the Jazz. Lydon averaged 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds as a sophomore at Syracuse. Trading back in the draft always seemed to be a strong possibility for the Nuggets. The Nuggets will have to rely on a jump from th...

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  • Surging Dodgers open homestand against Mets
Surging Dodgers open homestand against Mets

Matz had a bummer of a start against Washington, where Murphy and Co. jumped on the few bad pitches Matz threw, hitting 4 Home Runs off of him. Latest on Gsellman from Rotoworld: Gsellman allowed seven runs on 11 hits over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

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