• New Zealand's All Blacks Overpower Lions
New Zealand's All Blacks Overpower Lions

He broke up field and interlinked with Conor Murray and Jonathan Davies before Sean O'Brien burst over from close range. Jamie George: He made 17 tackles and worked diligently in all aspects of the game. Like they did in Dublin, with the same referee, New Zealand pushed the limits of what they could physically get away with and brought ...

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  • NHL, players' union help Fighting Illini to study adding hockey
NHL, players' union help Fighting Illini to study adding hockey

Stan kicked off the morning announcing the trade that sent Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes which was a total shock to all Chicago Blackhawks fans! 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. ...

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  • Reaction: Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball
Reaction: Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball

I'll really come in here and work as hard as I can. "It's going to be a surprise for you guys and me". Magic and Pelinka firmly believe the Lakers' famous brand and young core will be attractive to a free-agent class likely to include Paul George , LeBron James and other proven veterans.

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  • Morris has no qualms over bizarre Roy exit
Morris has no qualms over bizarre Roy exit

Phehlukwayo had a shy at the non striker's end and the ball hit Roy on his boot. Umpire Michael Gough immediately signaled a dead ball and went upstairs with a soft signal not out but the third umpire after seeing several replays gave Roy out.

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  • Lonzo Ball: Los Angeles Lakers pick promising point guard in National Basketball Association draft
Lonzo Ball: Los Angeles Lakers pick promising point guard in National Basketball Association draft

If you use a sports analogy in another sport , you look at passers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers that just have an ability to do something that is so special with where they put the ball and where they deliver it. If you missed out on the first run of Big Baller Brand's ZO2 Prime, the signature shoe of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball , there's a ...

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  • PSG forward Angel di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud
PSG forward Angel di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid issued a statement last week saying it believed the player was innocent. Spanish prosecutors have kept up their pressure on football's alleged tax avoiders with Manchester United manager José Mourinho being the latest to be dragged before the courts.

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  • How to watch Russian Federation vs. New Zealand
How to watch Russian Federation vs. New Zealand

Petersburg yesterday. The former Russian worldwide goalkeeper has set his squad the ambitious task of winning the Confed Cup, a tournament that serves as a tune-up for next year's World Cup. "The first half was quite scrappy - I think certainly the first goal was preventable, we gave the ball away in a really bad area". "This is a young, excit...

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  • Azerbaijan GP: How Lewis Hamilton salvaged pole from Valtteri Bottas
Azerbaijan GP: How Lewis Hamilton salvaged pole from Valtteri Bottas

Max Verstappen was quickest in the two sessions, with the Red Bull well hooked-up for both their drivers and the battle at the front has every sign of being a three-team fight in qualifying at least, with Force India and Williams also looking strong.

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  • Portugal weighs resting Cristiano Ronaldo for Confederations Cup group finale
Portugal weighs resting Cristiano Ronaldo for Confederations Cup group finale

Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. New Zealand's hopes of a first-ever victory in its fourth appearance at the World Cup warm-up tournament were thwarted nine minutes into the second half. Also, if they do bring a few fringe players in, we're still dealing with exceptional talents such as Gelson Martins and Bernardo Silva. The Russian boss was a...

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  • Hamilton 'so pumped' after 'exciting' pole lap
Hamilton 'so pumped' after 'exciting' pole lap

Hamilton is trailing 12 points behind Vettel in the drivers' championship, even though both have three wins apiece. "It was a hard day out there", said Hamilton. There is also unfinished business in Baku for Hamilton. "At the factory he brings great energy", Hamilton said. "We would have loved to have had more laps this morning.

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  • Wolves acquire Butler from Bulls
Wolves acquire Butler from Bulls

Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight acquired forward Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to center Justin Patton , the No. 16 selection in this year's draft from the Chicago Bulls , in exchange for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the draft rights to forward Lauri Markkanen , the No.

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  • Confederation Cup : Mexico beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1, heads to semi-finals
Confederation Cup : Mexico beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1, heads to semi-finals

With both teams finishing group play on seven points, Portugal advances as the victor of Group A due to its superior goal advantage. A Hirving Lozano goal in the 52nd minutes proved to be the difference in Mexico's 2-1 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Kazan, with Portugal rolling to a 4-0 victory over New Zealand in the other group ...

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  • Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft
Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft

The Blackhawks were busy trading and drafting on Friday. Edmonton-product Parker Foo was the Blackhawks' first pick of the fifth round. He had eight goals and 29 assists in 53 games for the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL last season. The Blackhawks had to see something special in Altybarmakyan, who wasn't considered a top-100 prospect in the d...

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  • Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title
Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title

Other details were still being finalized Monday and will be announced later. C Sidney Crosby , who scored eight goals and dished out 19 assists in 24 playoff games, was named Conn Smythe Trophy victor as postseason most valuable player for the second straight year.

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  • McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight
McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight

Mayweather , meanwhile, won one of the biggest fights of his life when he jumped up in weight to fight Oscar de la Hoya for the 154-pound belt in 2007. Fighters at the top of a card get a cut of the pay-per-view. "I love what McGregor does, and did, to get this fight ", she said. Given that this is a fight that was created purely for fis...

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  • Twins select Royce Lewis No. 1 overall in MLB Draft
Twins select Royce Lewis No. 1 overall in MLB Draft

Slot value for the No. 1 overall pick this year is $7.77 million, but the Twins aren't expected to pay that much to steer Lewis away from a University of California, Irvine commitment. In 2001, Minnesota drafted six-time All-Star Joe Mauer No. 1 overall, and in 1983 they picked righthander Tim Belcher, although he did not sign. Atlanta select...

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  • Magic sees Lonzo as one piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan
Magic sees Lonzo as one piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

The Lakers will have 2 new additions to the starting five with Lopez and Ball and the 76ers will be adding Fultz and last year's No. 1- Simmons to the rotation. 9 overall in 2014. "The right people are in charge". The Lakers still have another bad contract in Luol Deng to get rid of. Those moves should give the Lakers close to $60 millio...

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  • Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths

We have looked at the New Zealand team. However, Mexico came out reorganized for the second half and Raul Jimenez got an equalizer nine minutes into the second period. He said: "I don't think it will be Argentina [who finishes fifth] now they have the coach they have [Jorge Sampaoli]". It did not slow Portugal down, though, as Andre Sil...

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  • Steve Hansen hits back after All Blacks outmuscle British and Irish Lions
Steve Hansen hits back after All Blacks outmuscle British and Irish Lions

On the menu for discussion this week, we have the Haka, the best young hurlers in Ireland and how versatility affects sportspeople. . The Crusaders' player has only just recovered from a rib injury and looked sharp, but, again, the All Blacks lost nothing from their reserves bench - his replacement Anton Lienert-Brown was again very good.

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  • New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream
New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream

As mentioned above, Portugal can advance with a loss if Mexico loses by more goals or by scoring fewer goals, but a win would be the safest bet. This will be the first senior meeting between Portugal , ranked eighth in the world, and New Zealand , who are 95th - sandwiched between Guatemala and Madagascar.

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