• Cleveland Cavaliers players warning Bulls' Jimmy Butler not to join Cavs
Cleveland Cavaliers players warning Bulls' Jimmy Butler not to join Cavs

Butler's potential fit with the Cavaliers is particularly intriguing, as he could be the two-way force the team needs to contend with the Golden State Warriors. James has not indicated whether he will opt out of his deal after next season, so why break up the core? Butler averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, including 4.5 defensive caroms, 5.5 a...

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  • Fiers wins fourth straight as Astros beat A's
Fiers wins fourth straight as Astros beat A's

Fiers struck out five, but he walked three and hit two batters. "They just got on him a little bit that one inning, made him work - probably not as good with his command that inning. Oakland cut Houston's lead to 3-1 in the seventh. After Joyce doubled and Chad Pinder walked, Lowrie hit a ball into right-center. Left-hander Tony Sipp got Brugma...

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  • Fans starting to catch Sixers fever
Fans starting to catch Sixers fever

In the 2017 NBA Draft , the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 overall pick . 'It's a dream come true, Lord to God, ' he said, following the announcement of his selection. He embraced it, saying , "It gave a lot of people what they wanted". "I think that he's a guy that we thought really highly of from Day 1", Stevens...

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  • Confederations Cup scenarios: Who can advance to knockout stage?
Confederations Cup scenarios: Who can advance to knockout stage?

Michael Burgess details three things of note from the All Whites' 2-1 defeat to Mexico this morning. He peaked from April onward with a rush of Champions League goals, including two in the final to help beat Juventus 4-1. Leeds United striker Chris Wood endured a mixed night as New Zealand loss 2-1 to Mexico . "It's many, many millions w...

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  • Santos defends Portugal's Euro 2016 win
Santos defends Portugal's Euro 2016 win

Cameroon and Australia drew 1-1 on Thursday in a physical game that left both teams facing early exits from the Confederations Cup . The victory came at a cost, with Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro helped off on 65 minutes with a suspected broken leg.

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  • NBA Draft: Links to all of our coverage
NBA Draft: Links to all of our coverage

He walked across the stage on Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs . Mason, a consensus national college player of the year in 2017, was a dynamic offensive force in his final season at Kansas.

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  • Warriors reclaim their throne by finishing off Cavs in Game 5
Warriors reclaim their throne by finishing off Cavs in Game 5

As they showed during the 2017 NBA Playoffs, they're still on a completely different level when compared to all of the other teams in the Eastern Conference, so they should make a return to the Finals in 2018. "The one thing I didn't realize - I coached Steve as a player", Brown said. "It's different just because of what happened a year ago". C...

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  • 76ers take Fultz No. 1; Ball to Lakers next
76ers take Fultz No. 1; Ball to Lakers next

An excellent isolation scorer, Tatum will take major loads off of Isaih Thomas, Jae Chrowder and Al Horford during Boston's 2nd attempt to dethrone Cleveland as the kings of the east. The Sacramento Kings entered the night with two first round picks (5 and 10), but flipped that 10th pick into the 15th and 20th following a trade with Portland.

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  • National Hockey League notebook: Fleury must adjust to new role in Vegas
National Hockey League notebook: Fleury must adjust to new role in Vegas

Scouts are calling Glass the second-coming of Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele; Suzuki is a sniper who ranked fourth in the OHL with 45 goals; and while Brannstom is undersized for a defenceman, he more than makes up for it with an ability to produce offensively.

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  • Anti-Muslim Hate Marches Across US Draw Violence, Arrests
Anti-Muslim Hate Marches Across US Draw Violence, Arrests

The rallies, which were organized by the national security organization ACT! for America , attracted strong support in cities such as Phoenix, Chicago, Austin, Atlanta, New York, Boston, and Seattle . With the protest over. "We're anti-Sharia. We're anti-radicals", she said. People hold up signs during a counter-protest to an anti-Shariah law r...

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  • Lakers looking to add another 1st round draft pick, sources say
Lakers looking to add another 1st round draft pick, sources say

The team rolled out the welcome mat for the 19-year-old, and other draft picks, at their training complex in Camden, New Jersey . Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. LaVar Ball spoke his son's future into existence - or something like that. He showed up with a gold Big Baller Brand hat ready to go, carried the attent...

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  • Josh Jackson reportedly refuses to work out for Celtics
Josh Jackson reportedly refuses to work out for Celtics

Brad Stevens is as good at getting the most out of his players as any coach in basketball. "Through the recruiting process, Coach Self has always been fantastic", Jackson said. Shortly after the combine, however, Jackson underwent foot surgery, which made him unable to work out for teams prior to the draft. I think that we, in Jayson and in Sem...

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  • Confederation Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo helps Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0
Confederation Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo helps Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0

Mexico now advances to play the host of the tournament , Russia , in the group finale on Saturday. Portugal has the luxury to choose because of Ronaldo's decisive header early in a 1-0 win over Russian Federation on Wednesday - his 74th goal in 141 national-team games.

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  • 76ers select Fultz first in National Basketball Association draft
76ers select Fultz first in National Basketball Association draft

Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08. Washington's Markelle Fultz , wearing basketball-themed shoes, poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017...

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  • Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft
Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

Gonzaga's Zach Collins a freshmen forward was picked No. 10 by Sacramento, but was then traded to Portland. Let's get the overseas players (Pasecniks, Bolden, and Lessort) out of the way first. For Markelle Fultz , it's what's on the inside that counts. There were about a dozen pictures of friends and family along with his slogan F2G, which me...

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  • Wow The Golden Knights Are Going To Be Bad
Wow The Golden Knights Are Going To Be Bad

Bill Foley , owner of the Vegas Golden Knights , poses before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . The Golden Knights aren't ready to make any predictions yet, but once they get together in Vegas for the first time under coach Gerard Gallant, they'll start to figure out just how good they can be.

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  • United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations
United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Mourinho's management team - Gestifute - and Real Madrid did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrids provincial state prosecutors office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012.

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  • 76ers appear poised to take Fultz at No
76ers appear poised to take Fultz at No

Former and future No. 1 picks have already been dealt this week in what feels like the trade deadline, free agency and draft all rolled into one frenzy. "He just said guys that are my size and are versatile offensively and defensively, it's hard not to play those guys". Fultz is the all-but-certain first pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and w...

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  • F1-Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice
F1-Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice

The Dutchman topped the two sessions, with teammate Daniel Ricciardo in the top three in both, but ended up in the barriers at Turn 1 in the closing stages of FP2. However, as other drivers struggled for grip, Verstappen appeared to find a good balance between a low-drag setup on the straights and a decent level of grip in the corners.

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  • 76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft
76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft

Just like, well, nearly every year , there was at least one Duke Blue Devil in the lottery and the first round was loaded with players from the University of Kentucky. 20 pick. Frustrated that his son is projected to be taken a few spots behind Lonzo Ball in the National Basketball Association draft, De'aaron Fox's father, Aaron, offered some ...

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