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Celtics grab Jayson Tatum with #3 overall pick in NBA draft

The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection. 37 overall pick on Semi Ojeleye at of SMU. The Sixers, Lakers and Celtics (in that order) were also 1-2-3 a year ago. Tatum gives the Celtics some immediate rotation flexibility, with the ability to play both forward spots and defend as many as four positions. The Celtics may never know the real reason behind Josh Jackson's decision to elude their requests for a pre-draft workout. Read More »

Portugal Prepare For New Zealand Confederations Cup Test


Portugal's victory, however, came at a cost as Guerreiro limped off in the second half with what manager Fernando Santos said could be a broken leg. All Whites captain Wood failed to capitalise on several half-chances but the Leeds United striker made no mistake in the 42nd minute. "I had discussions with my assistant at the time and we waited for the video (replay)". Read More »

Cavaliers will not land Paul George or Jimmy Butler


With seemingly a wide margin between the top two teams in the National Basketball Association, the Cavaliers are in a bit of a tough spot as they know they need to add talent to contend with the Warriors , but they are also tight against the cap and have an unsettled future after next season. Read More »

Ronaldo header lifts Portugal over hosts Russian Federation at Confed Cup


After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico's victor in its 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave the side on the verge of the Confederations Cup semifinals. Read More »

Arsenal need Sanchez and Ozil - Pires urges pair to stay

Clubs could opt to use the 2012-13 season's wage bill as their base figure, but would only be permitted a £19m increase over the five-year period. Premier League rules however allow for overspend, provdied the clubs show that it comes as a result of increased commercial or matchday revenue, or player sales. Read More »

Mourinho in tax fraud storm

Last week, a Spanish prosecutor accused Ronaldo of failing to pay accused him of failing to pay €14.7 million toward image rights that he earned from 2011 through 2014, according to ESPN FC . Perez's radio interview came hours after the 70-year-old businessman was reelected to a fifth four- year term as Madrid's president. And the 31-year-old superstar is now said to have begun to rethink his decision to leave Madrid after eight years, on the back of Perez's backing on him on Spanish ... Read More »

Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team: Afridi


Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England , to emulate their male counterparts - the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners. "There is bound to be pressure, World Cups don't come round very often, especially World Cups on home soil we are trying to embrace that", she said. Read More »

Brooks Koepka tames Erin Hills to claim US Open title


When this event ended, Koepka's image might have been summed up - entirely incorrectly - by one of his quotes this past week when he said that nothing in golf "really gets me too worked up, whatever happens, bogey, double bogey, birdie, eagle, I mean, I'm pretty chill anyway". Read More »

Chelsea striker Diego Costa Atletico Madrid hopes hit by FIFA regulation


And, as predicted, the message from Conte has cost Chelsea a lot of money. The Blues wanted £88million for the Spain global but the two clubs eventually reached an agreement for £50million. Alves' agent had a meeting with Serie A champions Juventus on Monday and made the club aware of his client's desire to move on. Lewandowski has a fantastic record in the competition with eight goals and one assist last time round, as FC Bayern Munich went out at the quarter-final stage. Read More »

Woman not happy when dad almost drops baby while getting foul ball

Readers, take note: you're about to see something truly AMAZIN'. As seen on televised footage, the Mets fan nearly dropped the little one as he jumped up to snatch the rogue baseball. The baby looks just fine! And now she'll have a Mets ball forever, if not two parents who are still together. Leaping up out of his seat, the Mets fan almost lost the babe and ball in a moment of near-disaster but eventually came down with both secure. Read More »

Watch Australia vs Germany live on TV, online

But despite the result , Australia boss Ange Postecoglou heaped praise on his players for their "brave" performance against the world champions. Germany's experimental side - playing a back four without the ball and more of a back three when in possession - broadly controlled a game they were always favorites to win. Read More »

Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal


With the amount of top end talent in this draft, this is a year that Ainge really can not afford to miss. Now, that didn't necessarily rule Jackson out of being selected third. The interview portion of workouts is important, but takes on even greater significance for Jackson who has some aspects of his past that Ainge - or any team for that matter - would want to hear his version of what happened. Read More »

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea

The North Korean taekwondo team is expected to stay in the South for nine days. The WTF, however, announced Thursday that the venue for the ITF performance has been rearranged, and it will take place at Kukkiwon as originally planned. Of those 36, 32 are North Koreans. Seoul's unification ministry said Friday more than $61,000 was provided in support from the "South-North Cooperation Fund" for the "North Korean taekwondo demonstration team", including airfare and accommodation expenses. Read More »

Josh Jackson made Celtics fly across the country for no reason

Stevens said the Celtics worked out Tatum twice ahead of the draft, once in Los Angeles and then on Monday in Boston. From what Tatum showed them on the court, they couldn't tell he was under the weather. You can debate whether Jackson or Tatum is the more talented player, but both Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens made it very clear during Friday's press conference that Boston is high on Tatum's character. Read More »

Brazilian Soccer Star Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion

Real Madrid say they have "full confidence" in Cristiano Ronaldo after Spanish prosecutors filed a criminal tax fraud lawsuit against the forward on 13 June. Ronaldo's agency had previously said he was up to date on his taxes. They further stated that Ronaldo has shown a clear resolve to fulfil all his tax obligations. Read More »

Steph Curry says he'd pass on celebration visit to Trump's White House

The cute family of four rode atop a double-decker bus, where Steph hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the adoring fans. Nearly immediately after the conclusion of every NBA Finals , player movements are monitored as fervently as government agents would a band of terrorists suddenly getting detected as having set up a lair in a new territory. Read More »

Timberwolves acquire Butler from Bulls in blockbuster trade

The speculation in the moments leading up to this year's NBA Draft was incessant, and some of the rumors, eye popping. And then the murmurs grew louder. LaVine is coming off a torn ACL but was showing steady improvement. He suffered the injury in February, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Basketball Association, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. Read More »

Record 16 freshmen selected in first round of NBA draft

First-pick Fultz bolstered the 76ers young core as a 19-year-old playmaker. Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08. Read More »

Minnesota Timberwolves acquire Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler


The Bulls, meanwhile, acquired guards Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine as well as the No. 7 overall pick Thursday night, which was used to select 7-footer Lauri Markkanen . In Butler, the Bulls had one of the most valuable player contracts in the entire league. It's also a sign that they're trying to give Hoiberg a roster that fits his pace-and-space offense, something they did not do in his first two seasons. Read More »

Angel Di Maria agrees to deal in Spain tax fraud case


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. Cristiano Ronaldo , who played under Mourinho at Real Madrid , has been called to testify on July 31 over allegations that he hid £12.9m income from tax authorities. Read More »

NBA Draft Betting Preview: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum Odds


He's the ideal complement to 6-10 wing Ben Simmons (the No. 1 pick who was injured all last year) and 7-foot center Joel Embiid , the former No. 3 pick who looked awesome in 31 games last year. Whether he selects Kansas wing Josh Jackson, North Carolina forward Jayson Tatum or even UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball , this decision will always hang over his head. Read More »

Gutsy Maroons set up Origin decider with thrilling fightback

All experienced trying nights at stages. The only issue could be the fact that NSW have moved on since past year, with Laurie Daley going to a lot of trouble to define the next generation of players. The third match is scheduled for July 12 in Brisbane, when a Queensland win could give the state its 11th series victory in 12 years. NSW second-gamer Jake Trbojevic, whose deft pass started the movement finished by Pearce, and Josh Dugan produced colossal try-savers in the dying seconds of ... Read More »