• Ball a piece of Lakers' rebuilding plan
Ball a piece of Lakers' rebuilding plan

With Ball , the Lakers are getting someone who averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, and 6.0 rebounds a game in his lone college season. Not only did Lonzo have to pan out to be an NBA-caliber talent, but the Lakers had to need a player of his position and style, and also had to land a lottery pick in the right spot to draft him.

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  • Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers
Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

First, Johnson declared that Lonzo Ball is the "new face of the Lakers ". "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day", Johnson told Ball. "Time with (the Ball) family really helped crystalize our decision", Pelinka said late Thursday night, after the draft had wrapped up. "I don't think there's one thing you can learn from him".

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  • Alvaro Morata's agent:
Alvaro Morata's agent: "He can not do a season like this again".

The possible move to Old Trafford has been made even more likely on the back of the news that Manchester United will not be offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract. Indeed, Morata improved in Turin as the 2014-15 season went on and he scored in both legs of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid , goals which knocked out his p...

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  • Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth reaches 3rd successive Super Series final
Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth reaches 3rd successive Super Series final

The 24-year-old Indian shuttler dominated the proceedings right from the start and finished off in straight games to reach the summit clash. The only Indian left in the competition, Srikanth has reached three consecutive Superseries finals now with his win over Shi and could win his fourth Superseries crown on Sunday.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades
Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades

The NBA requires that players wait a year after high school to be drafted. The Lakers sent Russell and Russian center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the draft, out of Utah.

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  • Perez 'not contemplating' move by Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo
Perez 'not contemplating' move by Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo

And Ronaldo is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m) from 2011 to 2014. In fact, so furious was Ronaldo said to be with the Spanish giants that he was reported to have told his Portuguese national teammates that there was " no going back ".

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  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying: Hamilton grabs historic pole at the last
Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying: Hamilton grabs historic pole at the last

The mistakes of Hamilton and Vettel on their first laps cost both drivers. That final run in Q3 was the first time we had tried to do a flying lap on the first lap, because of the temperatures, and I couldn't get them to work as well as Lewis did - I just couldn't find that grip out there.

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  • Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers
Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

Come see me when he does. Now, Lavar can say I told you so to everyone that doubted him when he said, "speak it into existence". The Lakers have missed the playoffs for four straight seasons, the longest postseason drought in franchise history, and posted the league's third-worst record last season at 26-56.

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  • New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream 2017
New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream 2017

It's the first of three regular-season matches between the two sides, but not the first time they've played this year. Defender Carlos Salcedo has returned home after suffering a shoulder injury against the All Whites while Hector Moreno will undergo a late fitness test.

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  • Hamilton overtakes Senna with 66th pole
Hamilton overtakes Senna with 66th pole

Three-time champion Lewis Hamilton , who is 12 points adrift of him in the drivers' title race, took pole for Mercedes with a blistering lap in a dramatic finale. But my Q3 was not ideal. At the end I was alone and had no tow in the last sector. "Tomorrow can be a different story". "Even if it was [only for] second, it was one ultimate lap tha...

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  • A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL
A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL

To get out of there with my first win was just the icing on the cake. He was not originally scheduled to start because he was not available for infield drills. Fellow rookie Daniel Gossett held Chicago to five hits and two unearned runs over six innings. "It's awesome to be able to share that moment with guys that I already built relationships with...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out
FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out

The New Zealand side maintained 2-0 trashing status quo till 80th minute when Andre Silva scored the third goal and Luis Carlos, popularly known as' Nani' crowned the goals in the first minute of extra time. Nani drilled in a fourth goal for Portugal during stoppage time. Hirving Lozano then scored what turned out to be the victor seven minutes...

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  • Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer — In Focus
Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer — In Focus

Well, according to ESPN , Alba's future at the Camp Nou was thrown into doubt last season after he failed to get a regular run in the side under Luis Enrique, but the situation may now have changed after Enrique left the Spanish giants and was replaced by Ernesto Valverde.

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  • Root focused on 2019 World Cup after Champions Trophy ouster
Root focused on 2019 World Cup after Champions Trophy ouster

Speaking about what led to the turnaround after the India game, he said, "After India, every game was a knockout game, I said to the players to just play your game". "I think, going into today's game knowing that we were going to play on a used wicket potentially brought Pakistan's game closer to their home (conditions)".

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  • LaVar Ball booed leaving NBA Draft, tosses hat to fans
LaVar Ball booed leaving NBA Draft, tosses hat to fans

The Lakers will welcome with open arms the talents of a player that will fit in nicely with the team. The Lakers' pick came right after the Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. "So I'm looking to go in there and just learn from day one". LaVar Ball raised his family in Chino Hills, a Los Angeles suburb ...

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  • Raiders send Vegas Golden Knights personalized note wishing the best
Raiders send Vegas Golden Knights personalized note wishing the best

The Golden Knights got a Las Vegas resident who can help promote the franchise in its first season. Now that he has an actual roster to work with, he can make additional trades beginning on Thursday to stockpile even more prospects and picks , looking ahead to a not-so-distant future in which the Golden Knights can actually contend in their div...

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  • Let's get physical, Gatland urges Lions
Let's get physical, Gatland urges Lions

At the age of 20, one expected Rieko Ioane to infuse a careless, youthful vim in the All Blacks' play in this morning's first Test, yet he arrived - in comparative terms - as a grizzled veteran of Lions tours, this being his third appearance against them on this tour.

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  • Jose Mourinho Desires to Sign Alvaro Morata Instead of Cristiano Ronaldo
Jose Mourinho Desires to Sign Alvaro Morata Instead of Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal global is set to give evidence in his case on 31 July. Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will take offers from Paris Saint-Germain and the Chinese Super League to his meeting in July with Real Madrid , according to a report.

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  • Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare
Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare

He said it only benefits millionaires. Heller is the most politically endangered Republican senator in 2018, by some distance. Mr Trump has now acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that a lack of support from the four Republicans leaves the party's overhaul of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on a "very,...

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  • Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russian Federation out
Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russian Federation out

Ronaldo , who is Portugal's all-time leading scorer, opened the floodgate of goals as he netted in the 33rd minute, his 75th goal for his country, and Bernardo Silva added the second four minutes later. "But we are confident", Ronaldo said in Portuguese. Nani completed the scoring with his 25th global goal. His sharp headers could have tu...

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