• Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler in trade with Bulls
Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler in trade with Bulls

When Thibodeau was hired as team president and coach last summer, he quickly set his sights on bringing Butler to Minnesota . It's a bold move for the Bulls as they try to climb in the Eastern Conference after getting knocked out of the playoffs by Boston in the first round.

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  • De'Aaron Fox's dad calls out LaVar Ball
De'Aaron Fox's dad calls out LaVar Ball

The Bruins won the first game 97-92 back in December, but Fox won the battle of the star point guards with 20 points and nine assists to Ball's 14 points, seven assists and six turnovers. "No one is going to take De'Aaron Fox over him because of one game". "I told my boys that one of them wasn't going to make it. It's about your body of work, and...

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  • Why Barca Want Ronaldo To Stay At Real
Why Barca Want Ronaldo To Stay At Real

Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. Russian Federation manager Stanislav Cherchesov came to his team's defence after allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to score the only goal in Wednesday's 1-0 Confederations Cup loss to Portugal.

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  • Ward Defeats Kovalev After Illegal Moves
Ward Defeats Kovalev After Illegal Moves

I went right back there again, and he wasn't reacting. Andre Ward retained his world light-heavyweight titles after a controversial stoppage victory over Sergey Kovalev in their rematch in Las Vegas. Kovalev said he was gassed because he over-trained. Regardless, he said, he plans to not only win the fight but take out his frustrations on W...

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  • Lonzo Ball is already recruiting LeBron James to the Lakers
Lonzo Ball is already recruiting LeBron James to the Lakers

So be it. People say LaVar Ball is destined to ruin his kid. "If I can come halfway short of him, you know it's going to be good". "I'm happy to be home". After the Los Angeles Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball with the #2 overall pick in the NBA Draft and all of the interviews were done - It was time for the Ball family to exit the building.

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  • Big Baller Brand takes center stage at National Basketball Association draft
Big Baller Brand takes center stage at National Basketball Association draft

It started with a subtle black logo on Lonzo Ball's black bow tie, but became more pronounced after Ball was taken No. 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers . Lonzo Ball usually grins and sighs when his father gets on the microphone, but he openly acknowledged he wanted to land with the Lakers, who needed a fortunate showing in the draft lottery just to ...

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  • Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball
Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball

Ball will surely wear these bad boys on the court before anyone gets to see them on their own feet, but they might not be too valuable by the time they make their way to the fans. "They were open-armed and said they loved my dad", Ball said when asked whether the Lakers had any concerns about LaVar Ball. The trade not only clears cap space for ...

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  • Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager's representatives release statement denying tax fraud claims
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager's representatives release statement denying tax fraud claims

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax at Real Madrid , the public prosecutor's office in Madrid announced. Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico.

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  • Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation
Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation

Next up is Cameroon on Thursday night (Friday 1:00am AEST) in St Petersburg. The African champions have now won only one of their last four matches and have scored just once in that run, but head coach Hugo Broos was happy with his players' efforts against an undoubtedly superior Chile side.

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  • 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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