• NBA Draft: Lights shine bright on ACC Triangle-area prospects
NBA Draft: Lights shine bright on ACC Triangle-area prospects

Russell, the second overall choice by the Lakers in the 2015 draft, averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals last season. Both were selected in the second round. "The future is bright". Melchiorre received a misdemeanor and a suspended sentence, but National Basketball Association president Maurice Podoloff banned him and all ...

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  • Mercer, Harrison Homer in Pittsburgh's Win Over St. Louis
Mercer, Harrison Homer in Pittsburgh's Win Over St. Louis

He's playing good defense. "He has been really good from the start of the year until now. He's a fun player to watch". Lynn took himself to task for allowing all the two-out runs. Four of Jaso's five home runs have come in the seventh inning or later and four broke ties. "He comes out you primarily with a fastball, but he locates it well", Merc...

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  • Dell Demps' dealing leaves Pelicans with Frank Jackson; up next
Dell Demps' dealing leaves Pelicans with Frank Jackson; up next

The Blue Devils had to handle the primary ball-handling chores by committee due to their lack of a distributor at the point, with Jackson, Grayson Allen and first-round pick Luke Kennard being the main options for Mike Krzyzewski. "I just can't wait to go out and prove it". "He does a good job of handling it, getting to the basket and getting to sp...

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  • Devils select Hischier first over at National Hockey League draft
Devils select Hischier first over at National Hockey League draft

He conveyed that message during a quick phone call with the 25-year-old forward on Friday night. "Didn't quite have the power down yet in terms of his body". Hall went number one in the draft, then it looked like Seguin was going to surpass him in National Hockey League success. "I'm going to use it as motivation to prove people wrong".

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  • John Farrell goes nutty on umpire after ejection
John Farrell goes nutty on umpire after ejection

Los Angeles scored three runs in the seventh, but cooled off after Porcello exited. Friends and family and dignitaries from two countries lined the infield. "You are a great ambassador of the game". "I don't have enough words to say how proud I am, and how proud of a papa how I feel today". You're not our teammate.

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  • Roger Federer claims record ninth Gerry Weber Open title in Halle
Roger Federer claims record ninth Gerry Weber Open title in Halle

The dream final was set in Halle Saturday as Roger Federer and local wunderkind Alexander Zverev advanced to a tasty title match tomorrow. The World No.7 has yet to drop a set in three matches en route to his fourth semi-final appearance at the Wimbledon warm-up event in west London.

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  • Cavs, Billups stay in holding pattern
Cavs, Billups stay in holding pattern

Billups is believed to be the only candidate interviewed for the job, after negotiations between Gilbert and general manager David Griffin hit a standstill, resulting in his departutre from the franchise. Being the president of basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers may require the type of commitment that he can't commute to though....

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  • Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time leading scorer
Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time leading scorer

The point left Chile tied with Germany atop Group B with one game remaining. They are confident and play a good game. "It will be important for their development. The Germany boss will also switch some outfield players, but keep his trusted core. Only a win by two goals or more will secure Australia's place in the semi-final.

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  • Warriors Guard Steph Curry Won't Go to White House if Invited
Warriors Guard Steph Curry Won't Go to White House if Invited

After winning game 4 on Friday by making an NBA Finals record 24 three-points, it brought back visions of a year ago. He did have a double-double in Game 3 where he had 36 points and 15 boards. These were the Warriors' finals to lose as they have been the league's favorite all year to win the championship. The Donald Trump administratio...

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  • Why Lakers Prefer Lonzo Ball Over D'Angelo Russell As Team Leader
Why Lakers Prefer Lonzo Ball Over D'Angelo Russell As Team Leader

Grandpa Ball says he calls his son "Bravo", for reasons you might have already guessed. "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there, all right?" Embiid and Simmons were far from the only critics to weigh in on the Big Baller Brand's outspoken patriarch.

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  • NHL thinks offense at draft
NHL thinks offense at draft

Of highest intrigue beyond the Devils opting for Nico Hischier with the first overall pick in franchise history was Calgary landing 26-year-old defenceman Travis Hamonic from the Islanders. 34. Habs GM Marc Bergevin, wearing bright red trousers on Day 2 of the draft, notably scored Jonathan Drouin from Tampa and defenceman David Schlemko from V...

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  • Alexis Sanchez Breaks Chile Scoring Record In Germany Draw
Alexis Sanchez Breaks Chile Scoring Record In Germany Draw

Both games will be played on Sunday. Having beaten Australia 3-2 and drawn 1-1 with Chile , Germany know that even a win in their final fixture may not be enough for them to win the group if the Chileans comfortably see off Australia .

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  • Alexis Sanchez capitalises on Arsenal teammate's error to score landmark goal
Alexis Sanchez capitalises on Arsenal teammate's error to score landmark goal

Fresh-faced Germany were made to work harder than expected in their 3-2 victory over Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B debut on Monday with the world champions' young squad still adjusting to tournament life. Chile was eliminated by host Brazil in a penalty shootout in the Round of 16 of the World Cup, than went on to win the C...

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  • Multiple blockbuster trades shake up National Hockey League on draft day
Multiple blockbuster trades shake up National Hockey League on draft day

Even though the Hawks didn't have a first round pick the last two years, it would be hard for them to do anything of effect after what transpired earlier in the day. "Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane call my name and [there] can't be a better feeling". "I didn't really see that as a hockey place when I went there, but now, with the new team and th...

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  • Real Madrid need you: Zidane to Ronaldo
Real Madrid need you: Zidane to Ronaldo

A number of elite players have been accused of fraud in recent months, including Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. But during the match, Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who was winning his 100th cap, denied Portugal victory by a greater margin as he made vital saves from Ronaldo and Andre Silva either side of half-time.

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  • Blackhawks select Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju in first round
Blackhawks select Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju in first round

The Blackhawks took two defenseman in the first two rounds, so the fact that they added a forward wasn't surprising. Adding players that can pass the puck on the blue line, and that can also skate effectively through all three zones, was a critical success for the Blackhawks in this draft, and Bowman did a quality job of addressing a signif...

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  • Jayson Tatum drafted by Boston with the third overall pick
Jayson Tatum drafted by Boston with the third overall pick

Tatum played one season at Duke and averaged 16.8 points, 2.1 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 33.3 minutes a game. As of late Thursday night, talks between Boston and IN for a trade sending superstar Paul George to the Celtics-and potentially Tatum to the Pacers-had cooled.

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  • Third overall pick Jayson Tatum arrives in Boston
Third overall pick Jayson Tatum arrives in Boston

It was the second straight year the Celtics have chosen third overall. His all-around skillset should cause him to be selected among the first 10 picks. Arizona's Sports Station Friday. "When I kind of got reintegrated into this process, right after the season was over, he was one of the guys that it was clear that we were targeting".

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  • Jayson Tatum Excited For Opportunity To Win In Boston
Jayson Tatum Excited For Opportunity To Win In Boston

The question is whether he can defend well enough at the National Basketball Association level. "They're very prideful, as they should be, about their team", said Tatum. Van Gundy stressed that he is a good all-around player on offense and can contribute more than just outside shooting. "I think if I become a bigger, or a stronger player physically...

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  • 76ers tab Fultz with No. 1 pick of NBA draft
76ers tab Fultz with No. 1 pick of NBA draft

That's right between the slots for the No. 4 and 5 picks in the National Basketball Association draft. The first pick of the 2017 NBA Draft , Markelle Fultz , simply adds to the treasure trove of elite potential stars at their disposal.

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