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Nick Foligno wins King Clancy Trophy and Mark Messier Leadership Award


The Blue Jackets hadn't made the postseason since losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round 2014. Foligno was the recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. "Messier is the quintessential leader, the ultimate captain, so I'm really humbled that he thought of me for this award", Foligno said Monday to the Columbus Dispatch. Read More »

Liverpool complete 34.3m pound signing of Mohamed Salah


Salah has 29 goals in 52 appearances for Egypt . How could Liverpool line up next season? Liverpool have made a statement by spending big money to bring Salah back to the Premier League , but the winger will have plenty to prove himself once he pulls on the famous red shirt. Read More »

Nuggets acquire Tyler Lydon in draft-day trade with Jazz


Syracuse sophomore Tyler Lydon did go in the first round of the draft. Lydon could be a solid player in a few years for the Nuggets, but for now, he will be a project. The Nuggets' rivals in the Northwest Division made big moves Thursday. Some of the teams that White worked out for included the Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers , Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets , San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans. Read More »

Cody Bellinger hits two home runs to pad Dodgers lead


Bellinger, who hit two home runs on Monday night against the Mets , leads the National League with 22 home runs. After the Orioles rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull even, Machado doubled off Bryan Shaw (1-2) in the seventh inning and scored on a double by Adam Jones. Read More »

Blake Griffin opts out of contract to become free agent


His suffered a season-ending toe injury in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, which, it turned out, marked the possible end of the Clippers' core of Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. Boston, Houston and Miami are among multiple possible free-agent destinations for Griffin, who'll also consider returning to the Clippers. The team can offer both players more money than any other franchise, but both their futures are unclear. Read More »

Former WHL Players taken in the NHL Expansion draft


Or at least, in the National Hockey League, a convincing enough illusion. The Florida Panthers lost center Jonathan Marchessault to the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday. Vegas will get the #15 overall pick, a 2019 second round pick, and Jake Bischoff . The next WHL related pick was defensman Luca Sbisa from the Vancouver Canucks. Read More »

76ers get top pick from Celtics

He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. For the past five years, the Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the worst performing teams in the National Basketball Association. "They've been coming through my phone with the ESPN app", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said. "Anytime you want the ball, just let me know and it's going to be there". Read More »

Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone, and whether or not you think The Process is over, there Sixers are still wheeling and dealing like insane on draft night. Of course, there's still hope. There have been more cheers than booing from the crowd in Brooklyn. Expect to see a lot of Ntilikina out there to run the show if Rose's injury prone ways continues to keep him sidelined. Read More »

Chris Young cut by Royals, who sign Neftali Feliz


FanRag Sports' own Jon Heyman has confirmed Rosenthal's initial report. The Milwaukee Brewers released Feliz after he struggled to start the season, and he's expected to serve in a setup role in front of Royals' closer Kelvin Herrera. Feliz, 29, was with the Milwaukee Brewers for the first 10 weeks of the season, posting a 1-5 record with eight saves and a 6.00 ERA in 29 appearances. Read More »

Read: All Blacks expecting 'massive challenge'


But it was no ordinary chat, ahead of no ordinary match. The number eight has been sidelined for the last two months after breaking his thumb in South Africa and he only recently returned to non-contact training. Read jumped all over that one, like it was turnover ball at the breakdown. It's more or less a certainty that the All Blacks will win the tour. "And that's all you want from a referee, is to give you a chance to win". Read More »

Celtics pick Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3

The Duke Blue Devils' forward Jayson Tatum averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game as a freshman. It was the second straight year the Celtics have chosen third overall. As part of the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft


The Suns went with the best player available here and it should work brilliantly for them, Jackson embodies intensity and when he is hot he's better than anyone in this draft class but it's that consistency which he has to master. Not surprisingly, Wildcats coach John Calipari was on hand to congratulate the future millionaires. Jonathan Isaac, right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Orlando Magic as the sixth pick overall during the ... Read More »

Josh Jackson Signs Sneaker Deal Ahead Of NBA Draft

Here's the latest from around the National Basketball Association rumor mill-including speculation on Ball landing with the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. And I think the same thing this time. "I think his situation should be better than mine", Selden said of Mason. Phoenix last made the playoffs in 2010, and Jackson is excited to be headed there. Read More »

Read fit for opening Test


But it was no ordinary chat, ahead of no ordinary match. The All Blacks' skipper required surgery to fix a thumb he broke two months ago in South Africa. Despite the added protection Read said he is raring to go. The emotions and adrenaline will kick in on Saturday, and I am really pumped for it. "If you look at the times we have been held up over the line - I think it is eight". Read More »

Cameroon 1-1 Australia — FIFA Confederations Cup

Chile is first with three points; Germany follows still with three points and then Australia with one point, before the indomitable lions. Both teams found their rhythm as the half progressed, with Australia marginally the more threatening as the game became an open encounter. Read More »

Sixers take Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft


By now the entire. The 2017 NBA Draft kicked off Thursday night at the Barclays Center in NY with the Philadelphia 76ers taking Washington point guard Markelle Fultz at No. Josh Jackson of Kansas went to Phoenix as No. 4 and De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky went to Sacramento as the No. 5 pick. Celtics President Danny Ainge said after making the trade he thought he could get the player he wanted two spots lower. Read More »

FBI says Flint stabbing suspect tried to buy gun

Ftouhi entered the United States legally Friday in Lake Champlain, New York, FBI Special Agent David Gelios said. He declined to go into why Flint was chosen, but said Ftouhi "did want to identify an worldwide airport and Flint, by name alone, is known as an global airport". Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades


They traded the Orlando Magic a future 2020 first-round pick (top-20 protected via OKC) for Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks, who was the 25th overall selection. "Anytime you want the ball, just let me know and it's going to be there". "Tonight was supposed to be a good night". Phoenix selected versatile forward Josh Jackson from Kansas with the fourth choice before ultra-quick point guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky was snapped up by the Sacramento Kings . Read More »

Mutko: Russia can fight for Confederations Cup trophy

Hosts Russia kick off the Confederations Cup against New Zealand in St Petersburg today, targeting victory in their opening match to set the tone for a successful tournament. Russia's interior ministry has blacklisted 292 fans, including 54 spectators who last month invaded the pitch at the Russia Cup final in Sochi, effectively banning them from attending official sporting events. Read More »

Adarabioyo signs new Manchester City deal


City are set for a major overhaul of their squad during this off-season but one player who is going nowhere is the talented 19-year-old centre-back. "Manchester-born Adarabioyo has been a regular in Simon Davies' Elite Development Squad during the 2016/17 season, featuring fifteen times in the Premier League 2 and six times in the UEFA Youth League". Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths


Ronaldo let his play do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Mexico . The result extends a winless run at Federation Internationale de Football Association tournaments for two teams that each lost their opening game in Russia and all three matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Read More »

Fewer players with international ties picked in NBA draft

But even though news of the trade had spread before the No. 7 pick was announced , Markkanen was given a Timberwolves hat to wear on stage and was even asked during his in-arena interview to cry out the Timberwolves' "howl". Wrote O'Donnell:For Butler, this means a reunion with Tom Thibodeau , his first National Basketball Association coach. Dunn was last year's No. 5 overall pick, and LaVine, who averaged 18.9 points last season before suffering a torn ACL, was the No. Read More »

Manchester United Done Deal: Josh Harrop joins Preston after rejecting new contract


The 21-year-old was selected to start by Jose Mourinho, and repaid the faith of the Portuguese boss by coming up with a fine effort in front of a packed Old Trafford. He rejected a new contract at United but Preston will have to pay the club compensation as he is under the age of 24. A public statement from Old Trafford read, "Everybody at United would like to wish Josh the best of luck in his future career". Read More »

76ers enlist Fultz; Lakers sign up Ball

Lakers. "Right now it's unbelievable really", Fultz said. But, knowing that these players went in the first round gives me a sense of relief to why we struggled so much. "I think both Ben and Joel are on course for recovery", Colangelo said Friday. "Just want to get on the court". Philadelphia 76ers 2017 draft picks (left to right), Anzejs Pasecniks, Markelle Fultz , Jonah Bolden , and Mathias Lessort pose after their introductory press conference at Philadelphia 76ers Training ... Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers nab Ball in NBA draft's first round

In order to sort it all out, here's a look at complete 2017 NBA Draft grades for all 30 teams in the association. With the fifth pick, the Sacramento Kings chose De'Aaron Fox, a very talented point guard . The Jazz acquire the rights to pick No. 28 (Tony Bradley). The Lakers used their third straight No. 2 pick on Ball, who averaged 14.6 points and led the nation with 7.6 assists in his only season at UCLA. Read More »