• Lonzo Ball wants LeBron James to come to the Lakers
Lonzo Ball wants LeBron James to come to the Lakers

Fultz, the 6-foot-4 guard, was selected No. 1 overall in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night and joined former LSU guard Ben Simmons as consecutive top picks for the Sixers. Embiid fired the first salvo between the new-look 76ers and Lakers on Thursday night telling him teammate Simmons through social media to dunk on Ball...

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  • Twitter reacts to the Mayweather-McGregor fight announcement
Twitter reacts to the Mayweather-McGregor fight announcement

White, UFC's president, believes boxing and MMA fans alike are giving McGregor credit for demanding to challenge the undefeated five-division champion who retired as the best boxer in the world. "Win, lose or draw, they'll continue to love Conor McGregor ". McGregor's Featherweight Championship belt was stripped later in the year due to prolonge...

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  • William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory
William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory

Ryan Sieg , Tyler Reddick , Ross Chastain , and Dakoda Armstrong rounded out the top five. Saturday, he put it all together and finished it off with no Monster Engergy Cup Series drivers in the field. "I felt like we were heading in the direction we needed", said Hornish, who'll return to Iowa Speedway with Team Penske next month. The Xfinity S...

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  • Fans react to Bulls trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves
Fans react to Bulls trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Ivan Rabb was projected as a sure-fire lottery pick before the 2016 draft, and wound up falling into the second round after returning to Cal for his sophomore season. The draft pick swap wasn't half bad for Minnesota either, only ceding ten spots to the Bulls . For Chicago , this deal signaled the beginning of a full-scale rebuild.

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  • Gabe Vilardi selected 11th overall by Kings in NHL Draft
Gabe Vilardi selected 11th overall by Kings in NHL Draft

Hischier had 38 goals and 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past season. Drafted in 2007, van Riemsdyk played three seasons with the Flyers before being dealt to Toronto, where he has scored 118 goals in 332 games with the Maple Leafs.

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  • De Villiers hails South African never-say-die attitude
De Villiers hails South African never-say-die attitude

South African players appealed and the on-field umpires sent the decision to TV umpire Robinson, who, after watching replays, rightly gave Roy out. He is only the third English player to be dismissed in this fashion and the first ever in Twenty20 Internationals format.

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  • Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis
Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis

Ronaldo opened scoring from the spot in the 33rd minute, as the European champions qualified for the last four . "Overall, there were some really positive signs in the game", he said. "If it's November and home and away, we do things slightly differently and we're in better condition we've seen at this tournament we can compete and create chance...

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  • Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand
Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

Petersburg Stadium, Russia , Saturday, June 24, 2. Mexico booked a berth in the semifinals with the win, while Russian Federation was eliminated after finishing third in Group A with three points, followed by New Zealand at the bottom with zero.

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  • Celtics draft former Duke forward Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick
Celtics draft former Duke forward Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick

There just wasn't enough assurance that the Lakers would take Lonzo Ball over Jackson for Ainge to make those comments. After that, it wasn't clear who would go where. 32 and 6-9 power forward Alec Peters of Valparaiso at No. 54. "I mean, those are two of the best bigs in the league", Jackson said in a post-pick interview.

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  • Shuttler Srikanth reaches Australian Open final
Shuttler Srikanth reaches Australian Open final

Chen's sole aberration in recent weeks has been the 18-21, 21-16, 19-21 loss to India's HS Prannoy in the Indonesia Open quarter-finals; and he showed in his wins on Friday and Saturday that he has not lost any of his mental edge. Srikanth's track record against Long hasn't been that impressive. The world No.11 opened up a healthy 4-1 lead with t...

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  • Fans spoil National Basketball Association draft pick announcements at Barclays Center
Fans spoil National Basketball Association draft pick announcements at Barclays Center

Jayson Tatum will either be part of the Boston Celtics' trade offer to the Indiana Pacers or buried to on the Celtics' bench. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Friday that while he had "many conversations" with the Chicago Bulls in recent years about the availability of Jimmy Butler , the two teams did...

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  • Magic has high hopes for No. 1 draft pick Ball
Magic has high hopes for No. 1 draft pick Ball

He has the talent to be an All-Star. WWE would give him the platform to say what he wants, and the move would draw additional media attention to the company as it heads into the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view on July 9. LeBron James also is among the stars eligible to be a free agent next summer. The day ended with the Lakers experiencing the ...

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  • Sanchez avoids questions on Arsenal after Chile-Germany game
Sanchez avoids questions on Arsenal after Chile-Germany game

They have never before had a chance to take on the world champions from their new position as CONMEBOL's top dogs; Thursday's 1-1 draw showed they were eager to both test themselves and enjoy the moment. Germany play Cameroon on Sunday in Sochi while Chile face the Socceroos in Moscow . It would be the biggest result in the three-year ten...

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  • Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number
Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number

Ortiz spent 14 seasons with the Red Sox, clubbing 483 home runs in the iconic uniform and hitting a total of 541 homers for his career. During brief remarks to the crowd, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turned to Ortiz and said, "We want to thank you for not the clutch hits, the 500 home runs".

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  • Red Sox Manager Ejected From Loss To Angels
Red Sox Manager Ejected From Loss To Angels

He also spoke to the fans for almost ten minutes, receiving a warm welcome. After going 22-4 previous year in front of the largest amount of offensive support of any pitcher in the major leagues, he is 3-9 with a whopping 5.05 ERA in 2017. It will be weird to come to grips with the fact that he's no longer going to be mashing for the Sox because th...

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  • 76ers focused on extending Joel Embiid
76ers focused on extending Joel Embiid

Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. No other United States university player averaged 14 points with six rebounds and six assists a game as well. Ball became the first high-profile draftee under the regime of new Lakers head ...

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  • Golden Knights pick Fleury in expansion draft
Golden Knights pick Fleury in expansion draft

The Oilers selected Eberle with the No. 22 pick in the 2008 draft. Neither had Brannstrom, whose limited knowledge of the city came from watching the comedy, The Hangover. Players with less than two years of pro experience were exempt, and the Knights were required to take one player from each team . Secondly, the specific players being nam...

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  • Golden Knights pick Fleury in expansion draft
Golden Knights pick Fleury in expansion draft

The Oilers selected Eberle with the No. 22 pick in the 2008 draft. Neither had Brannstrom, whose limited knowledge of the city came from watching the comedy, The Hangover. Players with less than two years of pro experience were exempt, and the Knights were required to take one player from each team . Secondly, the specific players being nam...

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  • Boston Celtics mock draft 4.0: Selecting the next big star
Boston Celtics mock draft 4.0: Selecting the next big star

In an interesting, and previously unknown stipulation in the deal, if either of those 2019 picks result in the first overall selection then Boston will instead receive the other first-round pick. Given that the Sixers and Kings have decent young players, both franchises hope to not be at the bottom of the National Basketball Association by 2018-19.

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  • Danny Ainge 'mad' after Josh Jackson cancelled Celtics workout at last minute
Danny Ainge 'mad' after Josh Jackson cancelled Celtics workout at last minute

Butler played for Thibodeau for four seasons in Chicago, developing from an unheralded, late-first round draft pick into a perennial All-Star. Tatum played one season at Duke, where the forward averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33.3 minutes per game.

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