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Lakers looking to add another 1st round draft pick, sources say

The Boston Celtics are locked into Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick in the draft, but that's only if they keep it. Wow. Strong and poignant words from the father of the soon-to-be National Basketball Association lottery draft pick who helped his Kentucky team to a 86-75 victory against Ball's UCLA squad in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in March with a 39-point outburst. Read More »

Cavaliers offer Chauncey Billups five-year deal to run front office

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If he accepts, the 40-year-old Billups will oversee operations despite having no prior front office experience. Much of that speculation is taking place on the TV and web platforms of ESPN, where the consensus seems to be the Cavs' ship is sinking and James will be moving to Los Angeles when his deal with the Cavs expires after the 2017-18 season, if not sooner. Read More »

Highland Reel records sixth Group One win

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It was a tough performance at Epsom (Coronation Cup) and another one today, he's so fearless and I'd say that was probably a career best. He had a hard day at Epsom but to come here and win, it's a massive performance. It was a tough performance at Epsom [to win the Coronation Cup] and he has come back after not that long a break. Yesterday's win compensated them in part for the surprising defeat of dual Guineas victor Churchill in the St James's Palace Stakes on the opening day. Read More »

Brewers have three picks on day 1 of 2017 Major League Baseball draft

Leach, a high school senior from Pickering, Ontario, Canana, recently converted from catcher to pitcher. "Man, I'm a monster", he said, chuckling. You can see him moving around all the time, being a part of it. For Lewis, who has signed with UC Irvine, celebration of the moment meant cake and bowling with his family. Read More »

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

According to local media, Ronaldo is due to appear in court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid , on July 31. The prolific striker scored twice to fire Real to a 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final earlier this month but his future at the club was thrown into doubt last week when Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported that he wanted to leave Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud. Read More »

Canadiens acquire Schlemko from Golden Knights

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The Vegas Golden Knights are open for business. With the Habs losing Alexei Emelin last night, and Nathan Beaulieu last week, it was expected Marc Bergevin would try to shore up his depth on defence, especially on the left side since all three players shoot left. Read More »

Mexico defeat New Zealand 2-1 — FIFA Confederation Cup

In that sense, it wasn't so much a matter of personnel decisions as it was an idiotic approach to a knockout tournament - there's absolutely nothing more important than establishing a rhythm through continuity, just ask Roy Hodgson about England's EURO 2016 campaign. Read More »

Anil Kumble quits as Team India coach

In his parting note , which he released on Twitter on Tuesday, Kumble said it was the first time he had been told of these differences . They won eight of 13 ODIs, and had a shot at defending the Champions Trophy crown. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had offered Kumble a contract extension after his contract expired on Sunday (18 June), however, he made a decision to quit on Tuesday (20 June) instead due to his "untenable relationship" with India captain Virat Kohli . Read More »

Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

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Fourth seed Cilic, victor in 2012, overpowered American teenager Stefan Kozlov 6-0 6-4 while Querrey, who triumphed seven years ago at the west London club, got the better of Australian Jordan Thompson , winning 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-3. "Considering also that it's one of the first weeks on grass, it's always very tricky". Yet Thompson made the American work for every point before finally succumbing in two hours and 11 minutes. Read More »

Real Madrid need you: Zidane to Ronaldo

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Ronaldo was accused of four crimes against the tax authorities in Spain. He's here to talk about the game. You will have other opportunities to talk to him and get all the answers. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. And, while Santos was willing to hand out some individual praise to the newly-acquired Manchester City playmaker, he stressed again the importance of the collective. Read More »

Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

A dominant 6-2 6-3 6-1 win over Stan Wawrinka ended a three-year grand slam drought for the Spaniard and the "King of Clay " is now back on his throne. Meanwhile, in spite of being in the best form of his life, Nadal again asserted Tuesday that he is doubtful for Wimbledon starting in three weeks time. Read More »

Hamilton spent dominant Canada win reminiscing

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After Ferrari had dominated the day's final practice, Hamilton moved it up a level with a lap faster than any previously recorded at the sun-bathed island circuit. The same could not be said for his rival Vettel. "But the vehicle is really good". "But we gave them a lap yesterday they couldn't answer to, and then today I think they just had a bit of a messier race". Read More »

Australia 2-3 Germany

Australia was outplayed in their last worldwide friendly at home by Brazil , and they will be looking for a better performance against Germany . They composed themselves a little bit. "Hopefully we can build on that second half". "We finished the game pretty strong". World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B opener tonight, with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos. Read More »

Mourinho tells Manchester United he prefers Neymar to Ronaldo

Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. The clubs which appear to be leading the race are PSG and his former club Manchester United . A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. A Spanish prosecutor has filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over alleged tax fraud. Read More »

Germany, Chile set for heavyweight Confederations Cup clash

Lars Stindl opened scoring early for Germany after five minutes, with Tom Rogic equaling for Australia in the 40th minute, but then Julian Draxler gave the lead again to Germany just four minutes later from a penalty. "They probed for weaknesses, they capitalized on the opportunities they had". Whatever changes the Socceroos decide to make for their second outing, they will be sticking to their positive, proactive approach. Read More »

Ronaldo won't quit Real, says Real boss

Amid reports claiming that Portugal global Cristiano Ronaldo has made up his mind to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, his compatriot and former Bernabeu star, Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" in the club, including Ronaldo. Read More »

Sixers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

Boston gets the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft from Philadelphia, plus either a first-rounder in 2018 and 2019. "On Thursday night , hopefully we make a decision that results in one of those franchise-level players being here". We watched the same Finals that everybody did. And like I said, perhaps there's another move coming. We have a lot of information on them. Philadelphia Inquirer's Bob Ford, meanwhile, wonders how Sixers' coach Brett Brown will fair now that he will finally have the ... Read More »

The First Trailer for Stronger Is Here

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The first trailer for Stronger, the biopic starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman , hit the internet Thursday morning. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. As for director Green, his indie films have been quite excellent, though his last studio production, Our Brand Is Crisis , did not turn out so well. Read More »

Back in campaign mode, Trump hits on immigration and a border wall

Surrounded by thousands of supporters at a raucous rally, President Trump on Wednesday pledged to crack down on immigration and to use solar panels to help pay for a promised wall on the Mexican border. Terry Branstad, who was recently sworn in as the US ambassador to China and traveled with Trump to Iowa on Air Force One. Before the rally, Trump appeared at a community college here at an event billed as an opportunity to talk about agricultural innovation. Read More »

John Aldridge sends warning to Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool transfer business

Odds makers BETVictor give Burnley a slight edge over the Merseyside club to sign the 23-year-old, but Klopp needs to go after him. The England worldwide was one of Liverpool's most consistent performers throughout their Premier League campaign, making five defensive actions per game, totalling 130 clearances, 42 interceptions and five blocks. Read More »

Coroner still probing death of U.S. student held by N. Korea

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Alex Vagonis said she drew some peace from knowing Warmbier got home to OH before his death. Beijing, which wants resumed USA negotiations with North Korea, was hoping for "positive outcomes" from Wednesday's dialogue, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. Read More »

Nishikori retires injured, Khachanov to play Rublev in Halle

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Nishikori, seeded third in the grasscourt tournament, was trailing 3-2 to Russia's Karen Khachanov when he felt a pain in his hip. The 21-year-old Russian now advances to the quarter-finals to play against the victor of the match between his compatriots Mikhail Youzhny and Andrey Rublev . Read More »

PGA Tour rule helps lure big stars to Travelers

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The Northern Irishman, like Day, bowed out of last week's major after two rounds, but enjoyed a more a positive outing this time around. "But at the same time, I nearly expected it (a dip) coming off last year, my best year as a pro by a long way", Knox, who will tee off with twice Travelers victor Bubba Watson and Australian Marc Leishman in Thursday's opening round, told reporters. Read More »