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Ex-Chelsea star Burley: Arsenal has Lacazette over Aubameyang


Per The Guardian's Dominic Fifield , Lyon are already working on a deal for Chelsea's Bertrand Traore, and the club is willing to part with Lacazette for the right fee. Lacazette has said he will only move to a club who are playing in the Champions League, which is not something Arsenal can offer next season despite qualifying for the competition for the previous 19 seasons, but the Gunners are confident of landing the player. Read More »

Mourinho denies Spanish tax fraud allegations


The investigation was opened after the Spanish tax authorities informed the Public Prosecutor's Office about perceived discrepancies in the data, with a Madrid judge now set to determine the next stage of the process. A prosecutor said Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". Di Maria initially agreed in February of this year to pay 1.45 million euros. Read More »

76ers go with Fultz, Lakers snag Ball at No. 2


Just like, well, nearly every year, there was at least one Duke Blue Devil in the lottery and the first round was loaded with players from the University of Kentucky. After the Knicks selected promising French guard Ntilikina, who is flying right back to Strausbourg to help his club try to win their league championship, two other global players were taken in the first round. Read More »

Nick Colgan considers legal action against Huddersfield


Former Ireland goalkeeper Colgan has asked the League Manager Association's legal team to prepare the claim against the club where he served for seven years both as a player and coach, according to the report. Any fan who purchased a season-ticket for each season under his tenure as chairman, would be rewarded with a £100 Premier League season-ticket. "Over 4,000 Town fans will receive mail from the club", a club statement said. Read More »

Timberwolves acquire Jummy Butler from Bulls


Terrance Ferguson, the No. 21 pick by Oklahoma City, was born in Oklahoma but played this last season in Australia. "The most important thing to me are the things he does every day, the way he practices, the things that he does in meetings, the way he prepares before a game, the things that he does for recovery". Read More »

Man Utd star Carrick: I might play for as long as Giggs!


The Manchester United vice-captain, who has made 479 premier league appearances, refused to commit to a retirement timeframe, but said he has been inspired by numerous Class of '96 players who continued to play in to their 30s. "If Cristiano Ronaldo becomes available then the best teams in the world will be queueing up to sign him, simple as that", Ferdinand said on ESPN . Read More »

Tapwrit rallies to win Belmont Stakes


During the race, long shot Hollywood Handsome ran up on rivals' heels in the run down the home stretch the first time. The first four all followed a well-worn path - run in the Derby, miss the Preakness and come back fresh for the Belmont. Read More »

Lonzo Ball heads to Lakers as No. 2 overall pick


Lonzo Ball , right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. I thought I read and heard that LaVar Ball's over-the-top personality would hurt him in the upcoming National Basketball Association draft. Ball's unusual jumpshot, which he hoists across his body from his waist, has led to some questions about his ability to shoot successfully in the ... Read More »

Fultz, Ball headline youthful draft class


But the biggest hang-up in this trade was the fact Chicago had to swap first-round picks with Minnesota to get the deal done. But an underrated part of the Lakers' draft night was getting Josh Hart, the Villanova star who rated well by statistical translations. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball

For Markelle Fultz , it's what's on the inside that counts. He won't be allowed a Process Year like Jahlil Okafor had. While Simmons missed the season, center Joel Embiid was limited to 31 games because of injuries. They now have Fultz and Ben Simmons as the primary ball-handlers next season, and can now go into the future knowing that their core is now set. That's the reality now. Read More »

Celtics pick Duke's Tatum

Ainge appears willing to gamble that a season in Boston will be enough to convince George to re-sign a long-term deal in the summer of 2018 which would be a win-win in terms of bolstering their chances to compete with Cleveland for Eastern Conference supremacy, and keep him away from the Lakers. Read More »

Royals stay hot, beat Red Sox to begin homestand


It's too heavy for him. Pomeranz has actually been pretty solid over recent weeks and I think that will continue today against one of the league's lowest-scoring teams. Kelvin Herrera worked around Andrew Benintendi's triple in the ninth for his 16th save. Travis and Josh Rutledge would add two runs on a Sandy Leon double to center field to put the Red Sox up 4-1. Read More »

Garth Brooks set to be first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium


The show will be the inaugural concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, giving fans the first chance to experience the world-class stadium in a full-stage entertainment format, according to a news release. The tour began with 11 sold-out shows at the Allstate Arena, Chicago. The stadium officially opens August 26 with a Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals and will play host to a number of high-profile sporting events, including the SEC Championship, the 2018 College Football ... Read More »

Mourinho rejects tax fraud accusation


The investigation was opened after the Spanish tax authorities informed the Public Prosecutor's Office about perceived discrepancies in the data, with a Madrid judge now set to determine the next stage of the process. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros. Read More »

Salah Liverpool complete £34m Salah deal


Since the start of June, Liverpool have been in negotiations to sign the Egyptian global but they have found it hard to agree a fee with his current employers. That means Salah has an impressive total of 46 goals and assists combined, with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino both 11 behind with 35. "He believes in what we are trying to do here at Liverpool and is extremely keen to be part of it. Read More »

French raiders claim spoils at Royal Ascot


She was perhaps just feeling the effects of a long season that kicked off with a win in April when beaten by Alice Springs in the Matron Stakes and was widely expected to make a victorious 2017 bow in a Lingfield Group Three. After a few near-misses with mainly second strings, the Coolmore juggernaut finally got rolling in the race that mattered yesterday, the Prince of Wales's Stakes. Read More »

76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball


Los Angeles Lakers (proposed trade: rights to Jazz) - Tony Bradley 29. He's been hounded with comparisons to fellow point guard Lonzo Ball - and the success Ball had with UCLA in his one college season. With the no. 30 pick, LA picked senior Josh Hart out of Villanova. The former American football player said his son was better than two-time National Basketball Association most valuable player Steph Curry. Read More »

76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands


But Boston and Philadelphia altered the landscape of this year's draft by agreeing earlier this week to a trade that sent Philadelphia's No. 3 overall pick - plus a future first-rounder - to the Celtics in exchange for the No. The seven footer was impressive in the 31 games he played last season, averaging about 20 points and eight rebounds per game. The UW Husky basketball programs have made draft history. Read More »

76ers make Fultz top pick in NBA draft


The Philadelphia 76ers selected Fultz with the top pick Thursday night at Barclays Center , doing so less than a week after acquiring the pick from the Boston Celtics . In return, the Bulls got last year's fifth overall pick, point guard Kris Dunn , and used this year's No. 7 selection on sweet-shooting Finnish big Lauri Markkanen . Read More »

Di María : Winger fined for Spanish tax fraud


Mourinho led Madrid to the Liga title in 2011-12, before first returning to Chelsea and then taking over at Old Trafford a year ago. Radamel Falcao was also being looked at for actions during his time at Atletico Madrid . This news comes on the heels of reports of Cristiano Ronaldo saying he wants out of Real Madrid after being accused of defrauding the Spanish government of $16 million. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Unwilling to Pay Alleged Debt, Say Gestifute

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. Perez's words have seemingly had the desired effect and calmed him down to a point that neither his manager Zinedine Zidane and teammate Sergio Ramos were able to. Read More »

Kohli retains top spot in ODI rankings

Both teams' mindset off the field must be rather similar. "To be honest, I just think it's a matter of believing in their own ability a little bit more - have that self-belief, go out and remain positive", he pointed out. Indian team is in good form and on paper, West Indies is very weak team compared to visitors. "If such is the attitude of a captain I don't think you require a coach", the 77-year-old said, seemingly upset with Kohli's behaviour. Read More »

Fultz, Ball go 1-2 to start

The draft is yet to be completed however, and Bryan Colangelo can add the finishing touches to a young bench with his four second-round picks. Justin Jackson from North Carolina became the first junior drafted when he went at No. Drafting De'Aaron Fox at 5 was a great pick, and I'm not terribly high on Zach Collins so I think it was a good move to trade down and gain an extra pick. Read More »

Celtics reportedly have spoken to Timberwolves about No. 7 pick

Yeah, now you get Anthony Bennett. NEW YORK (AP) - Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and the future of the National Basketball Association arrived Thursday night. This doesn't necessarily mean their answer lies in the 60 players that will be selected on draft night. There were as almost many All-NBA players drafted at 15th overall (Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo) as No. Read More »