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The Boston Celtics Try Their Own Big Short


If the Lakers' 2018 first-round pick is No. 1 or is No. 6 or later, the Sixers will instead give the Celtics the rights to the more favorable of the Sixers' own 2019 first-round pick or the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first-round pick, provided that the more favorable pick is not the No. Read More »

Koepka tops record week with US Open title


The tournament may have wrapped up on Father's Day - Koepka hoped that his new U.S. Open trophy made up for not getting his dad, Bob, a card - but this wasn't your father's U.S. "Just keep doing what you're doing, you're going to win the thing". I mean, to be honest, it just sucks to not even have a chance on that back nine. Read More »

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo not concerned by Confederations Cup draw with Mexico


Ricardo Quaresma had given showed great composure to control Ronaldo's defence splitting pass to him before fooling the Mexico keeper with one touch and tapping into an empty goal. Portugal has many good players along with Ronaldo. On Saturday, hosts Russia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the other Group A fixture after Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino opened the tournament with a speech inside the St Petersburg Stadium, where Russian president ... Read More »

Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

Kohli also said he backed his boys to chase in the title clash. We didn't take them lightly. Dhawan and Hassan had already won the Golden Bat and Gold Ball trophies for finishing as the most successful batsman and bowler, respectively, while Tamim was selected after driving Bangladesh to its maiden semi-final in a major ICC event. Read More »

Fleetwood keen to build on US Open experience


Koepka said he found himself trying too hard to win. On Sunday, he added Erin Hills in Wisconsin to the list - the stop that made all those frequent flier miles worth it. Only Matsuyama displayed that kind of scoring ability Sunday. "That fifth shot on the 18th was the best shot all day". His round of 66 was over almost 90 minutes before Koepka strolled to the 18th green, with the tournament all but wrapped up. Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki to serve as a captain in NBA Africa Game


Walker and Nowitzki will captain the world team, Sefolosha and Deng the African team. "It's great to see how the game is growing across the continent, and I'm honored to be a part of this historic event". Bismack Biyombo, a former Charlotte Bobcat and a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was previously announced as playing for the African team. Read More »

Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas rematch


The Oakland native has gained quite the local following as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant were all in attendance at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Events Center. "I could tell he was reacting to my body shots and I knew I had him then", Ward said. "I don't know, I can't explain it", Kovalev said. Two judges scored it 67-66 to Ward while the third had it 68-65. Read More »

Can involved in Germany's draw with Denmark


Denmark's goalkeeper Frederik Roennow, centre right, saves a shot from Germany's Julian Draxler, second left, during the worldwide friendly soccer match between Denmark and Germany, in Brondby Stadion, Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Read More »

Johnson and big guns out as US Open up for grabs

On another day of low-scoring, Casey and compatriot Tommy Fleetwood were bunched on seven under alongside Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman after the second round. "It's still Saturday - 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. Open". Day was particularly disappointed because he thought he had prepared properly for the championship. Read More »

Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

Busch also passed Larson near the end of the second stage, relegating Larson to third. "The objective of having stages was really because the networks want more cautions, more restarts, because people tune in when we have a caution. Truex, Kyle Busch , Harvick, Bowyer, Logano, Keselowski, Hamlin and Elliott rounded out the top 10 with 30 cars on the lead. No one else has more than four. Read More »

McGovern: Judge's ruling finds Michelle Carter's words killed Conrad Roy

The 18-year-old was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts , in July 2014. "I could have stopped him but I told him to get back in the auto". Her texts later became more insistent after Roy appeared to delay his plan. "And can a person be found guilty of killing someone based exclusively on what she said in text messages?" Speaking publicly for the first time , his mother Lynn Roy told CBS' 48 Hours she did not believe 20-year-old ... Read More »

Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

Golden Knights GM George McPhee has already eluded to the possibility of many behind the scenes deals and trades to be constructed. The expansion process has to begin before it finally ends, and that first step will come on Saturday, as the Bruins will submit their protection list to the National Hockey League and Vegas Golden Knights . Read More »

Vegas holds trade cards during expansion draft window

McPhee told reporters Sunday that "there were no surprises" when the Golden Knights received the lists and that he was " really pleased with what's available". Netminders have been the No. 1 selection in the last six NHL expansion drafts and nine of the entire 11 since the league doubled in size from the Original Six to 12 in 1967. Read More »

Champions Pakistan move up in latest rankings

Going into the final as heavy underdogs after India had beaten them in the first game of the tournament, Pakistan took no notice of how things were supposed to unfold as they posted a commanding total of 338/4 after being in to bat. On a flat deck, Kohli surprised everyone opting to field, a decision prompted by the current team s ability to chase any target. Babar Azam (46) and Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out from 37 balls) also made significant contributions as India's frontline bowlers - ... Read More »

Michael Hussey calls Pakistan destiny's child after CT triumph

Pakistan , once a cricketing powerhouse, has watched its world ranking slide as top teams have refused to tour the conflict-prone country, forcing the home side to play all global matches overseas. In humid conditions and on flattest of decks, Kohli made a decision to field first but his bowlers did not do justice to the faith he had shown in them. Read More »

Lennox Lewis: I Wouldn't Buy Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor


But some boxing fans - including former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lewis - will not be... "Every battle sport always starts with your hands, but they are two totally different sports". Mayweather makes a comeback nearly two years after defeating Andre Berto in September 2015 on the back of equalling Rocky Marciano's 49-0 retirement record. Read More »

Draymond Green says Klay Thompson's home is a 'trap house'


So..." "His brother lives there, his homeboy and another homeboy, and he used to have some random living with him". Marcus talked about what it was like on the parade route, noted how Stephen Curry, in particular, seemed in a spectacular party mood, and then I asked MT about the continued back-and-forth between Draymond Green and LeBron James. Read More »

Latest ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan jump to number 6; India number 3

Pakistan's innings was characterised by intent, and a momentum which they maintained throughout. That's true to a degree, but it'll be the batting performance that will please Mickey Arthur most following their crushing win on Sunday. He has the pace to trouble the very top players, and is very skillful with respect to when he makes use of his in-swinger. Virat Kohli , who walked in next, was dropped on five by Azhar Ali at first slip. Read More »

Bacsinszky outlasts Venus, serves up third straight Roland Garros QF


The 14-time major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. Ostapenko now faces former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki , who is a two-time major finalist. Muguruza, who was seeded No. 4 in Paris , beat Serena Williams in the French Open final past year. Read More »

Twins select Royce Lewis first overall


Lewis also played outfield at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. It marked the third time in the last four years the Twins used their first-round selection on a high school player, a route they've frequently taken. Read More »

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win bring international cricket to Pak

He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they'd made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan , in only his fourth one-day global, 11 days after his debut. Hasan Ali picked up the award for man of the tournament with his 13 wickets, including three in India's collapse, and the victory was cathartic for Amir in particular after he spent five years banned from the sport for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal at ... Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali wins Player of Tournament

Pakistan pace bowler Hassan Ali and rookie opener Fakhar Zaman are among those to make huge gains in the player rankings. After he was gone at 152, India managed only six more runs and survived for only 24 more balls. Hafeez played a sensational knock when he hit four boundaries and three sixes in his 37-ball quick-fire innings. Jadeja nicked Junaid Khan to slip for 15 shortly afterwards. Read More »

Curry Reaffirms Stance Regarding Potential White House Visit


They fell just short of a ideal postseason, going 16-1 after falling to the Cavs in Game 4. It is hard to argue this statement after the team's performance this year and dominance in the playoffs . The Dubs played the Cavs. If LeBron's Heat and Durant's Warriors aren't "super teams" then there can be no such thing. They signed him to establish one of the greatest dynasties the dynasty-heavy National Basketball Association has ever seen. Read More »