• Danny Ainge: Kansas' Josh Jackson 'Didn't Want To Play For The Celtics'
Danny Ainge: Kansas' Josh Jackson 'Didn't Want To Play For The Celtics'

The new Suns rookie forward, taken No. 4 overall after the Celtics selected Duke's Jayson Tatum with the third pick in last night's National Basketball Association draft, later allowed that the inability of both sides to connect on a workout may have influenced Danny Ainge's decision.

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  • Ben Stokes terms Jason Roy's obstruction dismissal 'embarrassment'
Ben Stokes terms Jason Roy's obstruction dismissal 'embarrassment'

English opener Jason Roy became the first player to be given out for obstructing the field in T20Is. Despite the fact the hosts have picked an experimental squad, regulars including Morgan, Alex Hales, Jason Roy , Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett are likely to feature as well as Sam Billings , who Somerset supporters may recall scored 135...

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  • Bulls throw Butler to the Wolves on draft night
Bulls throw Butler to the Wolves on draft night

With the Eastern and Western Conferences so top heavy, teams have been forced to go one of two paths. Milwaukee picked Michigan's D.J. Wilson at No. The Minnesota Timberwolves made Karl-Anthony Towns the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. "An All-ACC Freshman First Team selectee, the Magic may landed a gem in this pick as Isaac possess a fre...

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  • Celtics draft Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in the draft
Celtics draft Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in the draft

Bishop Gorman High School graduate Zach Collins, who played one season at Gonzaga before turning pro, will return to Las Vegas on July 8 with the Portland Trail Blazers, who will meet the Utah Jazz at 3 p.m.at Cox Pavilion. "I think that he's a guy that we thought really highly of from Day 1", Stevens said. Prior to that, you have to go all the way...

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  • Salgado: Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid
Salgado: Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid

In his free time, he can be found photographing concerts, running around the city, and supporting Manchester United . All these cases are scrutinised from image rights on sponsored deals made by players, not salaries paid by clubs. Last week, a Spanish prosecutor accused Ronaldo of failing to pay accused him of failing to pay €14.7 million towar...

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  • Warren Gatland confident in adaptable British and Irish Lions scrum
Warren Gatland confident in adaptable British and Irish Lions scrum

The Lions will be aiming to improve on their record of having scored only two tries in their three tour matches to date - one each in their 13-7 win over the Provincial Barbarians and their 22-16 loss to the Auckland-based Blues. Gatland has received criticism in the local press and said to TalkSport after the win in Christchurch that he had be...

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  • Devils on the clock with top pick in NHL draft
Devils on the clock with top pick in NHL draft

Of course, anyone familiar with the concept of an expansion draft understands that the second of those objectives is more important - and more realistic - than the first. Can they be the best expansion team ever? "For it to finally happen, it's wonderful". Notable defensemen taken in the mid-first round include two-time Norris victor Erik K...

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  • Rumour: Southampton 'resigned' to losing van Dijk this summer
Rumour: Southampton 'resigned' to losing van Dijk this summer

Given the Merseyside giants conceded 42 goals in 38 league games last season, the worst defensive record of the top four sides, they'll be hoping that a signing like Van Dijk can shore things up at the back and make them a more formidable all-round unit.

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  • Grenfell fire: Faulty fridge freezer confirmed as cause
Grenfell fire: Faulty fridge freezer confirmed as cause

A deadly fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block started in a Whirlpool Corp. fridge and spread at "unexpected speed" through the building's exterior cladding, police said, indicating they'll pursue charges if criminal offenses are identified.

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  • Alexis Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw — FIFA Confederations Cup
Alexis Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw — FIFA Confederations Cup

Joachim Loew can maintain his proud decade-long record of steering Germany to the semi-finals at major tournaments with a draw against Cameroon today (11PM local time) enough to reach the last four of the Confederations Cup . "In order to play them, we need to be psychologically prepared, at your best, and we are", said the midfielder. The A...

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  • Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

The T-Wolves also received draft rights to 16th pick Justin Patton of Creighton, while the Bulls beefed up their roster by getting promising Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Arizona's Lauri Markkanen of Finland, the seventh player taken.

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  • Los Angeles Lakers are not among the losers of 2017 NBA Draft
Los Angeles Lakers are not among the losers of 2017 NBA Draft

But that was only the beginning. The Sixers will give up a future draft pick that could be a protected first-rounder in 2020, a person with knowledge of trade told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.

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  • The Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Lonzo Ball At Press Conference
The Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Lonzo Ball At Press Conference

The best and most exciting player usually get selected in the top 5. "It is a great opportunity", Fultz said. As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA - Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston , the Clippers among them - were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run ...

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  • Boston Celtics Draft Pick Jayson Tatum Addresses Media
Boston Celtics Draft Pick Jayson Tatum Addresses Media

All of those players played big-time minutes at big-time programs. There were reports this week that the Celtics turned down offers from a Bulls team seeking the No. "I think it's been well-documented what kind of a person Jayson is", Stevens said, via the Boston Globe . Instead Celtics president Danny Ainge pulled a Bill Belichick, the ultim...

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  • No room for Alonso at Red Bull - Horner
No room for Alonso at Red Bull - Horner

Mercedes responded to Ferrari's dominance in Monaco by securing their first one-two of the season in Canada last time out, Lewis Hamilton leading Valtteri Bottas across the line. The order was Verstappen, Bottas, Raikkonen, Vettel, Stroll and Ricciardo . Vettel had recovered to go third on soft tyres despite having several off-track excur...

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  • Mourinho wants Kane on board
Mourinho wants Kane on board

It's claimed that Mourinho is a keen admirer of the England global and believes United should launch a world-record move for the striker. Harry Kane secured the Golden Boot in awesome fashion on the final day of the Premier League season.

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  • Federer reaches 11th Halle final after beating Khachanov
Federer reaches 11th Halle final after beating Khachanov

Federer had a busy start to the year including the capture of his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open . Federer has reached the final in four of his six tournaments this year. I have played three times against Roger and twice I won. Federer has won seven titles, Novak Djokovic three, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal two each.

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  • Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft
Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft

The Boston Celtics came out on top with the No. 1 overall pick in the lottery, an envious position for a team that got the Eastern Conference's top playoff seed. However, recent rumors suggest that the MA entity is already seriously considering the possibility of selecting also forward Jayson Tatum in that position .

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  • Stokes vents fury as Roy controversy costs England win against South Africa
Stokes vents fury as Roy controversy costs England win against South Africa

South Africa defeated England by just three runs to win the second twenty worldwide at Taunton on Friday and level the three-match series at 1-1. However, former England cricketer Alec Stewart termed Roy's dismissal as "controversial". When Bairstow departed for a well-made 47, South Africa suddenly believed they had an outside chance of...

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  • Shoey fits for Ricciardo as Hamilton wins
Shoey fits for Ricciardo as Hamilton wins

Hamilton's third win of the season, his sixth in Montreal and the 56th of his career, helped him reduce championship leader Sebastian Vettel's advantage to 12 points. "With the two Force Indias it was quite hard - they were very quick down the straights, and then when you have this phenomenon of cars behind each other all giving each other a tow ...

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