• Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal
Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. While Ainge, the GM, coach Brad Stevens and assistant GM Mike Zarren were in the air, Jackson had a change of heart and cancelled the workout. 1 overall draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers . "I'm so grateful", Jackson said, "but (the Pelicans) weren't in my mind, to be honest". After trading the pick Mon...

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  • Butler trade jolts first round
Butler trade jolts first round

Jayson Tatum , the small forward from Duke, was selected as a third pick by the Boston Celtics . Among the undrafted was Arizona freshman Kobi Simmons, who entered the draft even though National Basketball Association scouts told him he wasn't ready.

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  • Fultz, Ball go 1-2 to start
Fultz, Ball go 1-2 to start

In addition to Fultz, the Sixers got the draft rights to the 25th overall pick, center Anzejs Pasecniks from BC VEF Riga (Latvia), from Orlando in exchange for a future protected first-round pick from Oklahoma City and the lesser of the 2020 second round choice from Brooklyn or the 2020 second-round pick from NY.

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  • Germany hope Liverpool's Emre Can fit for Cameroon
Germany hope Liverpool's Emre Can fit for Cameroon

At the end of it all it was only a draw for Chile but a very encouraging result for the South Americans against a talented Germany team. They were lucky not to be further than one behind when Lars Stindl found the back of the net late in the first half, as Chile failed to pounce on defensive errors committed by the Germans earlier in the ga...

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  • Favourites advance as hosts bow out
Favourites advance as hosts bow out

Russian Federation had taken the lead in the 25th minute with a low strike by Alexander Samedov, beating goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa just inside the far post after Mexico had failed to clear a header, and midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin missed the ball as he was trying to shoot.

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  • LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals
LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

Coming into Saturday's do-or-die College World Series matchup against LSU , Oregon State had only trailed by three or more runs in a game only four times all season. "We need to put that behind us and get ready to play tomorrow". "The reason that you come to Baton Rouge to play baseball is because of the fans". Before Friday, Oregon State ha...

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  • Another lead Husky: Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers
Another lead Husky: Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

The run of freshmen bettered the 2014 record of four consecutive first-year players to start the draft, finally ending when the New York Knicks took French guard Frank Ntilikina at No. Ball was projected to be picked by the Lakers' new front office of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka . "It's insane, I couldn't ask for anythin...

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  • Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of Champions Trophy team of tournament
Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of Champions Trophy team of tournament

Fifteen Indian men are facing lengthy jail sentences for allegedly cheering on the Pakistan cricket team . The victory over arch-rivals also helped Pakistan improve their ICC ODI rankings and saw them leapfrog to sixth place. Talking to APP, Asian Bradman said defeating India by 180 runs was a tremendous victory and at times, a whole team ...

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  • Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout
Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout

The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection. Ojeleye also gives the Celtics more depth, but he'll most likely spend most of his time in the G-League, as with Kadeem Allen and Jabari Bird . Earlier in the week, ESPN's Chad Ford reported that Jackson had refused to workout for Boston unless they committed to taking him. Tatum said...

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  • British and Irish Lions bench Warburton for Maori All Blacks
British and Irish Lions bench Warburton for Maori All Blacks

Gatland said: "To be 22-13 up and feeling reasonably comfortable means it is disappointing to give it away". There were positives. CJ Stander was vast despite this being his third game in a week, carrying relentlessly and smashing himself into the tackle time and time again.

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  • Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson
Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson

After the Boston Celtics traded down to the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , many thought the C's would use their top selection on Josh Jackson . Butler is a star. The oldest player among Triangle players projected to go in the first round, the 22-year-old Jackson averaged 18.4 points and 4.7 rebounds for the NCAA champion Tar Heels.

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  • Michael Chandler loses Bellator title after ankle gives out on him
Michael Chandler loses Bellator title after ankle gives out on him

Primus had won in an unconventional way and the crowd was none too pleased. Chandler attempted to continue on one leg, but Primus realized the extent of the injury and proceeded to attack the leg. That might have been a point of turnaround for the two-time titleholder, but his ankle once again betrayed him. The cheers came back as Chandler got on t...

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  • Matt Mitrione stops Fedor Emelianenko after wild double knockdwon
Matt Mitrione stops Fedor Emelianenko after wild double knockdwon

A heavyweight scrap between mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione served as the co-main event of tonight's "Bellator NYC" pay-per-view fight card in NY. Although they immediately righted themselves, Mitrione was quicker to capitalize on the exchange, wrapping his left arm over Emelianenko's head and punching with his rig...

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  • Portugal Boss: Ronaldo Is Right To Snub The Media
Portugal Boss: Ronaldo Is Right To Snub The Media

Di Maria initially agreed in February of this year to pay 1.45 million euros. Spanish tax authorities believe Mourinho used an image rights company based in the British Virgin Islands, part of a chain of companies, including two in Ireland linked to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes.

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  • Santos keeps New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo
Santos keeps New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP ) - Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. Though they only need a point to reach the next round, their players and coach will be determined not to go through a similar ordeal as they did last time out, meaning that complacen...

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  • Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal
Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal

New Zealand put in an admirable effort against Mexico , and even took the lead in the first half, but ultimately couldn't hold on as the Mexicans superior talent showed through. We are aware of that. "Our guys are very confident so we're not thinking about the future; we're thinking about today". And the 56-year-old felt his players' redoubtabl...

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  • Ronaldo Showing No Fear For Portugal's Potential Semi-Final Opponents
Ronaldo Showing No Fear For Portugal's Potential Semi-Final Opponents

Russian Federation crashed out of last year's Euro 2016 at the group stage without a win and were regarded by many as the weakest team in the tournament. "We need to control the game and we need to show to ourselves that we can compete under such hard circumstances and hopefully we will make a step forward".

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  • Celtics confirm they will trade No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers
Celtics confirm they will trade No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers

Over the next two years, the team will have their own 2018 draft pick, the Lakers' 2018 pick (if lottery lands 2-5), and the Net's 2018 pick. Despite dealing two first-rounders to the Celtics , the Sixers still have a combined three first-rounders in 2018 and '19.

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  • Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman
Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the House bill would kick 23 million Americans off their health plans, and the legislation is unpopular with the public. The state has added 200,000 more people to its program under the Obama overhaul. "It's going to be very hard because it is a complex bill and there are a lot of differing ...

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  • Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals
Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals

It was soon 2-0 when Bernardo Silva converted a low cross from Pereira Eliseu after 37 minutes. In St Petersburg , Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand but it came at a cost as the Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.

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