Philadelphia 76ers: 5 reasons Markelle Fultz was the right pick

While this may be true, there are still some positives for Chicago in this trade. Having gone 15th in the 2015 Draft, Devin Booker reminded the draftees that it's not the draft pick that matters, but the situation where they end up. Bell is the all-time leading shot blocker in the history of OR, which caused people to question why the Bulls would trade away such a great and athletic defender.

Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

Romain Grosjean set the first timed lap of the day, but only after locking up his brakes on his way round, suggesting Haas are still struggling to get on top of their perennial brake issues. Both Vettel and Hamilton found themselves gingerly reversing their cars back onto the track before being able to carry on, and while no one got stranded down one of the roads, Vettel almost got blocked in by Felipe Massa at one point.

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

Sanchez has yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners and pointedly ignored a question about his future as he accepted the Man of the Match award. The 2018 tournament is being staged in Russian Federation, and Qatar will host it in 2022. We've got a big challenge ahead of us. The players all played very, very well. "That is something we need to decide with Andy Kopke". We made a huge effort, especially in the first half.

Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks

Theyre getting the player they want, ” said Ainge , the Celtics president of basketball operations. These seven picks, or the players they produce, allow Boston to acquire proven All-Star talent. According to General Manager Danny Ainge , the pick that they will take at three will most likely be the one they wanted to take with one. Regardless of what moves they eventually decide to make, the trade between Boston and Philly will certainly solidify a long-standing rivalry to return back ...

Trio hit first homers as Athletics hammer White Sox

This made the Athletics just the second team in Major League Baseball history - next to the 2014 Kansas City Packers (no I'm not kidding, they weren't a team for very long) - to have three player all get their first home runs of their careers in the same game.

Thomas Bryant drafted in second round by the Lakers

With the No. 30 pick, the Lakers selected Villanova's Josh Hart. "What a wasted pick!". The family celebrated with a dinner out in NY after the draft Thursday. "They were just open arms", Lonzo said of his Lakers workout. Considering how young their backcourt now stands, a little polished, veteran leadership could prove vital.

Kadeem Allen heading to Boston

He showed admirable patience, waiting a year and a half to get on the court with SMU . How can you not pull for a guy who was highly recruited out of high school, has no success at Duke? But he worked and worked. The knocks on the 22-year old are his size. Former SMU forward Ben Moore went undrafted Thursday night, and signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Sixers looking to sign Joel Embiid to contract extension this summer

If Embiid is locked up long term, the Sixers may be able to frontload a contract for Patty Mills or a similar player who fits the system. "I am serious when I say that", Fultz said at his introductory news conference while sitting under the franchise's three championship banners at the Sixers' practice facility.

Top pick Fultz introduced as Sixers plan out extensive turnaround

In recent years, Wojnarowski has become well known for breaking the news of most draft picks, often minutes before the announcement is made on television. If the Sixers wait and see, the only way that they'd likely be able to secure Embiid's talent for the long haul is by signing him to a max extension.

Manchester United reportedly could negatively impact Tottenham's striker pursuit

Jose Mourinho is said to have swayed Morata by guaranteeing him a key role in his United side for next season, something he has been unable to achieve at Real. There had been a fear that uncertainty surrounding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo could force Madrid to stall on any deal for the Spain worldwide.

Mexico 2-1 Russia: Hosts knocked out of Confederations Cup after defeat

Petersburg Stadium , Russia , Saturday, June 24, 2017 . In the 33rd minute, Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty, with midfielder Bernardo Silva scoring in the 37th minute to double the reigning European champions' lead. It did not slow Portugal down, though, as Andre Silva made it 3-0 in the 81st minute. The defender headed the ball into the opposite corner, over Akinfeev.

Ward demands pound-for-pound recognition after Kovalev stoppage

Andre Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in round eight to win their rematch and retain his unified light-heavyweight world championship. 4-2 for Andre Ward as the fight hits the mid-point. The fight at the Mandalay Bay resort is being held in a smaller arena than the first, and pay-per-view sales are expected to be tepid. Conor McGregor and Mayweather may be dominating the headlines this week, but this was the matchup to care about ( along with GGG/Canelo ).

Miguel Salgado expects Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid

It was not immediately possible to reach Di Maria's representatives for a comment. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. He returned to Chelsea before arriving at Old Trafford for the 2016-17 season, collecting the Europa League and the EFL Cup during his maiden United campaign.

PG Paul And SF Griffin Leaving Clippers

The team can offer both players more money than any other franchise, but both their futures are unclear. After just one pick in the draft, the Clippers will have their hands full in free agency. Caldwell-Pope's suspension will take place for the first two games in which he is physically able to play during the 2017-18 campaign. He has averaged 11.3 points per game in his 10-year career.

Tottenham Hotspur start 2017/18 Premier League campaign away to Newcastle United

And they will meet their closest challengers from 2016-17 in just the second week of the season, following up an opening home match with Burnley by becoming the first team to take on Mauricio Pochettino's side in a Premier League game at Spurs' temporary Wembley residence.

It's Necessary! Tigers Trip Oregon State, 3-1

He focused on strike one, throwing first pitch strikes to 17 of the 25 batters he faced. LSU sixth inning - With one out, Jordan hit a home run over the leftfield fence. Cadyn Grenier walked Lange got a popup for the second out, but walked Nick Madrigal to load the bases. Caleb Gilbert solved the Oregon State riddle.

Gareth Southgate: 'No magic wand' for England success after France loss

Harry Kane claimed England's performance was "not good enough" as they succumbed to France , with the manager Gareth Southgate critical of his team's game management after playing nearly all the second period against 10 men. "The game's at 2-2 with them down to 10 men, that's a chance to really dominate the game and kill them, and that didn't happen for reasons we will analyse together and progress from there".

Kaino: referee will tell All Blacks if blocking is illegal

Farrell coined the phrase "enjoy and destroy" during a 2013 Lions team talk in Australia and he likes the response he is getting from the current squad as they prepare for an even bigger defensive challenge over three Tests. Kaino dismissed Lions head coach Warren Gatland's suggestion two days ago that Hansen might be anxious leading into the Tests. "It's an opportunity for Liam to go and impress there", Gatland said.

Smith tips JT to line up for series decider

There's your game plan. The try went to the bunker with replays showing Holmes perilously close to the touchline as he got airborne to score. I couldn't believe what I was watching. 'They didn't go to him once in the second half. The ageing Queensland side somehow remain on track for their 11th Origin triumph in 12 years. "Now I'm fortunate enough to wear a maroon jersey again which I've always really enjoyed doing and I'll be looking forward to the game".

LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals

They only lost four games all season, and to beat them twice in two days, it's hard to imagine, but that's why you play. "We just needed to play up to our ability and have the kids start (to) loosen up and have some fun". He struck out five batters the first time through the order, all looking, all on fastballs away. "A couple balls off (the plate) and just really taking advantage of it and taking advantage of them being so patient".

Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to discuss his future with Real Madrid in an attempt to fully focus on helping guide Portugal to another major global title. But Cope report that if the judge is of the view that Ronaldo has committed a criminal offence, the case would go to trial in the Provincial Court and could lead to a prison sentence.

Anil Kumble's decision to quit was personal: Sourav Ganguly

Mumbai :Sunil Gavaskar, described the resignation of national cricket head coach Anil Kumble as a sad day for Indian cricket and patted him for doing a great job in his one-year stint. When asked what was the problem, the source said: "When we spoke to Anil separately and specifically asked him if there's any problem, he said he has "no problems with Virat".

Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

ABR president Steve Murphy said the women were trained in bear safety, and both had extensive outdoor experience. Injured was 38-year-old Ellen Trainor of Fairbanks. Trainor "was very heroic in her efforts to deter that bear", Murphy said. A black bear that killed a 27-year-old Anchorage woman in Central Alaska on Monday appears to have hunted down two biologists conducting environmental surveys for the Pogo Mine .

Cavs and Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern: Sources say

Billups , who has known Gilbert for years, does not have any executive experience so it's unlikely he would replace Griffin . Dan Gilbert better have a viable Plan B, or he could risk the ire of the entire Cavalier fanbase. But in building their "Big 3", the Cavs exhausted assets to add quality players to the bench unless they're willing to part with one of their stars. Now the question becomes if Howard can bounce back from two tumultuous seasons in Atlanta and Houston, and also fit in ...

Mourinho refutes Spanish tax claim as real aim to keep Ron'

It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take Mourinho to court. In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.

Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

Mourinho , now the Manchester United manager, led Inter to a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2009-10 before assuming control at the Santiago Bernabeu. Perez, being elected president of Real Madrid until 2021, is confident, Ronaldo will remain in Real, "I did not speak to Christiano". Mourinho's agents at Portugal-based Gestifute said in a statement that the coach had not received any notification relating to the allegations from tax authorities or prosecutors.

Dozier's HR powers Twins to late victory

The 31-year-old has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in four of his 10 starts and has 80 overall in 65 1/3 innings. "They've outplayed us", manager Terry Francona said of the Twins, who have trimmed their division deficit to a half game. "Boy, he was good", Francona said. "The way the first inning unfolded, not only did they get the two, but it also probably cost him pitching the eighth".

Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Spanish prosecutors have filed a claim against the current Manchester United boss on two counts of tax fraud , during his time at Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012. Like Ronaldo and Mourinho, Di Maria is a client of well-known super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has conducted some of the biggest transfers in world football in recent years.

Primus Claims Lightweight Title, Rematch Inevitable After Freak Injury

Brent utilized huge kicks to attack to the leg of Chandler. Chandler drops a swinging Primus with a counter right hook, Primus recovers and the referee calls time to have Chandler's injured leg looked at. With Chandler visibly hurt, referee Keith Peterson brought in the cageside doctors to evaluate "Iron" Mike. Sure enough, after taking a minute to examine his limb it's clear that Chandler is in no fit state to continue and the fight is waved off with 2.22mins on the clock.

Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Jackson played just one season at Duke, averaging 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game as a freshman. There are several guards, forwards and centers alike that could be the best pick. It's probably the biggest reason they have been high on Tatum throughout the draft process and brought him in for a private workout late last week.

Jutanugarn wins LPGA event with monster birdie putt in playoff

And the victory has given Jutanugarn more than the No.1 spot in the world, but also makes her the new leader in the season-long Race to the CME Globe, finally improving her playoff record to one win and two losses and capturing her sixth LPGA tour victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo Receives Backing From Unlikely Ally Neymar Over Recent Tax Allegations

Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts. 'Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26m euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015, regarding 2011 and 2012, and entered into a ...

Nike Airs Kevin Durant 'Debate This' Ad After NBA Finals

Golden State was the odds on favorite to win the title and proved the odds makers right. Fast forward to last night where "all hands were on deck". "The proof is in what we were able to accomplish from that point on in the regular season, being 16-1 in the playoffs, everybody being the best version of themselves and putting all the puzzle pieces together".

Russian Federation offers asylum to former US FBI director Comey

President Donald Trump . Of course, Putin was probably just puttin' out the offer as a joke . In passing, Putin offered James Comey asylum in Russian Federation The New York Times (@nytimes) 15 juin 2017 Putin said it was "strange" that, while still Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Comey had passed the contents of a conversation he had with Trump to the media via a friend.

The Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Lonzo Ball At Press Conference

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka again praised Ball's court vision. He comes in as one of the team's most hyped draft picks in years. "Watch out", Johnson said. Ball grew up in Chino Hills, California making him a hometown favorite among fans. They were repeatedly surprised and disappointed when free agents didn't line up to wear the Lakers' hallowed gold uniforms, leaving Los Angeles to struggle to four consecutive losing seasons.