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Howley disappointed by Spencer incident on Lions tour

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Howley insisted that the one-off incident with Spencer will not knock the Lions off their stride. "It's a disappointing incident", assistant Lions coach Rob Howley said. An Auckland police spokeswoman said police Spencer had declined to take action. "While in this instance we can confirm that no complaint has been made, we reinforce that there is absolutely no place for this kind of loutish behaviour, which we take seriously and will deal with as appropriate, based on the information ... Read More »

Jets swap first-round picks with Golden Knights

The Winnipeg Jets take on the Toronto Maples Leafs in their 2017/18 home opener on October 4. Enstrom, 32, had a goal and 14 points in 60 contests while averaging 21:54 minutes last season. The longest homestand of the Jets' season will span 10 games from January 30 to February 20. Expectations are sky-high for their sophomore seasons, so the next head-to-head battle between the franchise players has the potential to be another gem. Read More »

Sixers make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick

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The Philadelphia 76ers have put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz . The 2016-2017 collective bargaining agreement expanded National Basketball Association team's rosters from 15 players to 17 and introduced the two-way contract. Read More »

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

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The people of Pakistan in particular and cricket enthusiasts across the world, who have been longing to see such outstanding cricket, were all praise for the Pakistani team which won the Champions Trophy . The Uddhav Thackeray-led party advocated snapping of all ties with Islamabad. "Pakistan had to earn their win and they made us make mistakes". In 2014, a group of 67 college students from Kashmir was charged with sedation while watching an India-Pakistan clash at a campus hostel in ... Read More »

UW's Markelle Fultz selected 1st overall by the Philadelphia 76e

Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. "It (was) a hill I (had) to get over. I think the whole situation was blown out of proportion, just because I am who I am". So which teams made the best investments for their future? "He just checked all the boxes". Despite the losing, there have been very few questions raised about Fultz's capabilities as a pro. Read More »

Magic Johnson welcomes Lonzo Ball to the Lakers

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That young core of talent could provide a base to rebuild the team. Minnesota Timberwolves: They landed a perennial All-Star for nearly nothing. "They need a point guard, and I feel like I can fill that hole". They hit every value slot. That's a huge win. When LakersNation asked what teams his son would be trying out for, LaVar Ball made a statement on the Lakers once again. Read More »

Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

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But Ronaldo passed up a glorious opportunity to extend his side's lead just past the hour when he headed wide from Andre Gomes' cross as Portugal broke at pace. The Portuguese camp had insisted ahead of this game that their skipper was focused exclusively on matters on the field in Russian Federation despite the speculation surrounding his future at Real. Read More »

Jonny Bairstow keeps victory over South Africa in perspective

Bairstow has developed a welcome knack of stepping in to any England side and repeating the form that made him their Test player of 2016. Bairstow was left out of England's team for the start of their Champions Trophy campaign despite a run of three half-centuries in four ODIs. Read More »

76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

It will be the fourth time in franchise history the Sixers go No. 1, and fifth time in the last 55 years the same team has picked first in back-to-back years. Philadelphia also owns four second-round picks, acquired in previous trades with the Dallas Mavericks , Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz . Fultz, 19, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his freshman season with the Huskies. Read More »

How Paul George Became Most Prized Player in NBA Arms Race

George, of course, recently stated he planned on playing out his contract with the Pacers to potentially head out west to play for the Lakers . Getting Paul George for Kevin Love would not be a bad thing due to the fact the type of player that George is. Read More »

Four-way tie at top of US Open standings after second day

Masters champion Sergio Garcia was two shots further back following a 71, with England's Andrew Johnston on two under. Sixty-eight players made the cut, with former champion Webb Simpson, former Masters and British Open victor Zach Johnson and former PGA champion Keegan Bradley all making it on the number. Read More »

Portland takes Purdue's Swanigan 26th in NBA Draft

Portland had the 26th pick in Thursday's draft and selected Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan . How will Swanigan fit in Portland? Past year at Purdue he averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3 assists. In addition, he helped the US win gold at both the 2015 U19 and the 2014 U17 FIBA World Championships. Collins is 7 feet tall and 230 pounds. His ability to stay in shape and maximize his physical abilities will determine his ability to keep up the faster pace of the National Basketball ... Read More »

Virat Kohli retains top ranking in batting

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Can West Indies reverse the trend that has seen them lose 11 of their last 15 ODI matches against the Men in Blue, and lock down their direct qualification spot for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England by coming out of the gate with a win over the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy runners-up? Following Sunday's second match, the teams travel to Antigua for the next two ODIs before the short tour wraps up in Jamaica where the final one-dayer will be played followed by the sole T20 worldwide ... Read More »

Paul George Planning To Leave Pacers

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That isn't the case anymore 24 hours later with the Spurs trying to build a package around Aldridge for a shot at George. Could Paul George be headed to one of these two franchises? The insider thinks the Spurs have "real shot" at landing the All-Star if the right package is presented. Read More »

Still a lot of catch-up to do in terms of recognition: Mithali

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At the opening dinner and media round table event for the Women's Cricket World Cup, Mithali was asked the question to which she had a flawless reply. Talking about men's cricket, Mithali said that it sets a certain bar where the women cricketers seek to reach. Recently, women cricketers from Kashmir were asked who they supported during India and Pakistan's crucial Champions Trophy Final, casting doubts on their allegiance to their country, since a group of separatists in J&K want to ... Read More »

Dan Gilbert and David Griffin May Have Disagreed on Trading Kyrie Irving

Griffin's contract expires on June 30, and he and Gilbert made a decision to mutually part ways after being unable to negotiate an extension and not sharing the same vision for the team's future. That, according to a Tuesday ESPN report that details exactly how Cavs owner Dan Gilbert reached the point of firing the GM who led his franchise to three consecutive NBA Finals. Read More »

Former Huskies' Markelle Fultz Taken No. 1 By 76ers

After shaking the hand of Commissioner Silver, Fultz remained calm but was excited when he spoke after his post-selection. "I'm a pretty good shot blocker for a point guard, so I think helping them with that, everything will pretty much help with that". Read More »

Best NHL expansion team ever?: Vegas might have the cards

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Foley paid a $500 million fee to join the league, and the NHL wrote its draft rules to give the Golden Knights more opportunities to compete early in their existence. The three-time Cup victor lost his starting job with the back-to-back champion Penguins, but he'll get to start over in the desert with two years on his contract. Read More »

LaVar Ball celebrates after Lonzo Ball selected by Lakers

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James, who becomes a free agent next season, is set to make $33 million this coming year and then has a player option for a $35 million contract next season. In addition to the 27th pick acquired from the Nets, the Lakers will also be selecting second and 28th. Selections from this point will be based on team needs and best fits. Read More »

TCU's Wymer stymies Louisville in 4-3 CWS win; Florida next

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McDonnell became the first coach to be ejected since Fullerton's George Horton in 2007. The sliding Watson was able to touch home with his left hand as catcher Colby Fitch tagged his knee nearly simultaneously. The play was not subject to video review. Drew Ellis came into the CWS as the Cardinals' leading hitter, but he was 1 for 10 after popping out in the eighth with a runner on first. Read More »

Pelicans trade up, take Duke's Frank Jackson in 2nd round

On the ESPN telecast, analyst Jay Bilas said: "Jackson performed at high level". Strengths: Jackson is a clever scorer who prefers to play downhill but has a little bit of shake off the dribble. In its profile of Jackson, DraftExpress.com said the 20-year-old is one of the draft's most versatile players . "I did", he said. I did. I admitted to it from Day 1 when it was brought up. Read More »

Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor

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He is likely the greatest boxer of his time, and he's used those well-trained hands on the women in his life. The opening odds for the fight have Mayweather as the heavy favorite. "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever", Dana White , the Director of UFC said in an interview. Read More »

Liverpool complete €42m Salah signing

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However, AS Roma have mentioned figures on their official website and claimed that they reached an agreement worth 50 million euros ($55.8million) to sell the winger to Liverpool . "I welcome him and his family into our Liverpool family". "Most important though, for us, is that he is hungry, willing and eager to be even better and improve further". Read More »