• Paulinho reveals Barcelona talks
Paulinho reveals Barcelona talks

His efforts in Asia, alongside those with his country, have sparked talk of a possible return to Europe, with Bayern Munich also among those said to be keen . And the 28-year-old has told the Brazilian press his agent has been approached with an offer from Barcelona . There are many things I need to put on the balance to make my decision, and o...

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  • Azerbaijan GP - Friday - Practice Session 2 Report
Azerbaijan GP - Friday - Practice Session 2 Report

Stroll labelled his day as "very positive" as he received his first taste of the wall-lined Baku City Circuit. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were fourth and fifth with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton only 10th. The highly treacherous Turn 8 caused severe problems all day. On another frustrating day for Fernando Alonso, the ...

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  • Warriors secure spot among National Basketball Association legends by dumping Cavaliers
Warriors secure spot among National Basketball Association legends by dumping Cavaliers

It took shooting 49 percent from the field and a 51-point Game 1 performance to manage that, though. That meeting in the Hamptons last July that delivered Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors always felt like a move that would change the National Basketball Association.

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  • Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open
Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open

Graeme McDowell, also from Portrush, won the US Open 2010 with Rory McIlroy triumphing the following year. Since Jason Day lifted the 2015 PGA Championship, every Major championship has been won by a first-timer. The difference between "being in the moment" for four days, never having that "fraction of a second slip in focus" that leads to a dou...

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  • Portugal Through To Semifinal, Mexico Eliminate Hosts — FIFA Confed Cup
Portugal Through To Semifinal, Mexico Eliminate Hosts — FIFA Confed Cup

That's because Portugal need just one point to make sure they advance to the semifinal no matter what happens between Mexico and Russian Federation, and getting all three points in this match seems fairly likely considering that New Zealand are the one team in the tournament to have not won a single point yet.

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  • What Each Team Needs To Do To Advance In Confederations Cup
What Each Team Needs To Do To Advance In Confederations Cup

Hosts Russia have been eliminated from the FIFA Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico at the Kazan Arena in Group A today. Ronaldo buried the resultant penalty beyond Stefanovic to draw level with former Hungary great Sandor Kocsis and within nine goals of the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 at global level.

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  • Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey
Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey

The Russian economy had plunged into recession under the impact of a drop in global oil prices and Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and support for pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine.

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  • NBA goes to work chasing Warriors
NBA goes to work chasing Warriors

If we assume his DPE with the Bulls would have been $217 million, which comes to a projected salary cap of $106 million in 2019-20, he will still have lost out on a good a chunk of change. But it sure sounds as though Butler had received assurances that he wouldn't be dealt, or that he'd be given a say, or at least some warning. Their team now ...

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  • Predicting the career outcomes of 2017 draft picks
Predicting the career outcomes of 2017 draft picks

The outspoken elder Ball has essentially become a pro wrestling heel as his son went through the draft process. Wearing a custom No. 2 Dodgers jersey, des, Ball appeared comfortable with the attention, telling the crowd over the stadium PA system that it's something he's learned to deal with over the course of his high school and college care...

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  • NBA PM: Losers Of The 2017 NBA Draft
NBA PM: Losers Of The 2017 NBA Draft

Fultz, who was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers , doesn't have his own brand like fellow draftee Lonzo Ball . They also wanted a player who could fill in at the point when Simmons is on the bench. Then (Fultz's agent) Keith hit me up and said, "New plan". "Just want to get on the court". Nope. Short-term he's doesn't make Boston ...

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  • Andre Berto Reacts To Andre Ward Stopping Kovalev
Andre Berto Reacts To Andre Ward Stopping Kovalev

He was right on both counts. The heavy-handed Kovalev , who has 26 knockouts from his 30 wins and goes by the apt nickname "Krusher", took to the mic at the press conference and began to thank his team and those responsible for arranging the fight.

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  • New to Philly, Markelle Fultz Already Has His Cheesesteak Order Down
New to Philly, Markelle Fultz Already Has His Cheesesteak Order Down

Markelle Fultz was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night in front of millions of people, but he didn't seem to know where he was headed. The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second consecutive year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. Fultz was the top prospect in the draft in the eyes of ma...

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  • Celtics have 70.55% chance to get Lakers 2018 pick, per calculation
Celtics have 70.55% chance to get Lakers 2018 pick, per calculation

Markelle Fultz chats with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver as Lonzo Ball (L) looks on. Fultz was the Philadelphia 76ers No. "They said they love my dad and left it at that". And when you add facts like Jimmy Butler moving on to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Indiana Pacers possibly trading Paul George , the...

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  • Sixers looking to sign Joel Embiid to contract extension this summer
Sixers looking to sign Joel Embiid to contract extension this summer

That's a trend that could slow down after this year. The No. 1 pick in the National Basketball Association draft should always be a player capable of being a game changer, of carrying his team on his back. 3, their spot before the swap, or trade down and grab Malik Monk to address the shooting woes. Now they add Fultz to a promising young core t...

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  • 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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