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No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

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While the Philadelphia 76ers did what everyone expected and took Markelle Fultz with the first pick of Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft, there were still plenty of surprises. His decision to enter the draft was questionable and a gamble, and most teams saw it the same way. Already under a lot of scrutiny, Phil Jackson has chose to follow the trend that the Knicks been known for around this time of the year. Read More »

Nobody is indispensable - Figo thinks Real Madrid could cope with Ronaldo exit

Ronaldo and his representatives have since denied any wrongdoing but - similar to Lionel Messi - the player will now have to testify in court. Yet with speculation swirling around his Real future, the 32-year-old added further uncertainty by failing to address the matter with a clear statement, choosing instead to talk only about the game against Russian Federation as he'd done following Portugal's draw against Mexico on Sunday. Read More »

Record champion Nadal in French Open

A year later, Nadal saw off Federer in the Australian Open final and also has a ideal record against his Swiss counterpart in Roland Garros finals, triumphing over Federer in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011. "Thank you and see you next time, " he added. Annacone coached former world number one Pete Sampras from 1995-2001 and for a short period in 2002. They did let out a burst of claps and roars in the second set on one particularly exquisite display: Nadal sprinted to his left to chase ... Read More »

Tax fraud: Angel Di Maria fined £1.76million

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Di Maria left Real in 2010 to join Manchester United for a Premier League record fee. The Spanish prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint in a Madrid court against the Portuguese coach regarding tax irregularities. Read More »

1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

Ball's father, LaVar, put on his Lakers hat even before the pick became official. Last Tuesday, it has been reported that the team will trade Timofey Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell in replacement for Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets and the number 27 pick in tonight's draft . Read More »

NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact for TJ McConnell?

Former and future No. 1 picks have already been dealt this week in what feels like the trade deadline, free agency and draft all rolled into one frenzy. For now, Boston has seven first-round selections in the next three years. After finishing with the No. 1 seed in the East this season before getting ousted in the conference finals by Cleveland in a one-sided series, the Celtics have considered packaging some of their future picks for an established star that could help them close the gap on ... Read More »

Lakers draft Lonzo Ball No.2 overall

He is the highest pick from the University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA ) Bruins since Russell Westbrook was picked fourth overall in 2008. "I think LaVar is going to be LaVar ", Pelinka said. Ball, who played one year at UCLA , has been compared to Jason Kidd . "The vision and ability that Lonzo has just puts him in a class of being a transcendent talent". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers, GM David Griffin part ways

He was praised as a magician by coach Tyronn Lue, but the Cavs failed to make a commitment to Griffin while wrapping up others last summer, including giving Lue a five-year, $35 million extension. And it was in January when James took to Twitter to suggest that he needed the Cleveland front office to bring in some extra help if the club was going to have a legitimate chance at a repeat. Read More »

Cavaliers Players Warned Jimmy Butler to Stay Away from Cleveland

He may not be the only one. The Cavaliers will have to find a way to keep James and Irving happy if they want to keep their roster together and challenge for more titles. LeBron James tweeted his support of Griffin. That said, Irving could garner much value in the trade market as he has developed into one of the top point guards and scorers in the league despite his well-documented injury history. Read More »

Patriots Super Bowl rings have 283 diamonds to reflect 28-3 comeback

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Remind you of anything? James, this is similar to a discussion I had with another reporter during one of the Patriots' minicamp practices this week. "WE ARE ALL PATRIOTS", another quote from Kraft, is engraved on the inner face of the ring . The inner right arbor of the ring reads, "GREATEST COMEBACK EVER". Read More »

O'Mahony to skipper Lions against NZ Maori

You can not win Test matches with a count that high. But a number of likely Test regulars, including first-five Owen Farrell , lock Alun Wyn Jones , hooker Ken Owens and tighthead Dan Cole, are not in the XV. "There were high pressure situations in the game that we probably could have dealt with a bit better", Warburton said. Warburton said the Lions' discipline was disappointing. Read More »

Machado out again for O's; Castillo activated

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Machado left the game in the top of the fourth and was replaced at third by Ruben Tejada. Manager Buck Showalter said Machado was feeling better and it appeared the Orioles avoided a DL stint. Britton has been on the DL since May 9 after missing the first month with the same injury. The submarine right-hander has 29 strikeouts in 23 1/3 innings. Read More »

Markelle Fultz Could End Up in Philadelphia 76ers

Most of the hype comes from the two guys who could go No. 1 or No. 2 in the draft, Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz . Markelle Fultz looks like he is heading to a new team, in the Eastern Conference, and the rest of the league needs to sit back and examine the fallout and the potential ripple effect it may have on the rest of the NBA Draft , the top 5 especially. Read More »

Third overall pick Jayson Tatum arrives in Boston

All-Star free agent forward Gordan Hayward has always been linked to the organization ever since Brad Stevens - his coach at Butler - took over. Kansas' Josh Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum are one-and-done small forwards with size and athleticism, and they're nearly certain to go in the top five overall picks. Read More »

Ibrahimovic released by Manchester United

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Ibrahimovic's departure from Old Trafford after a single season at the club was confirmed on Friday with the release of United's retained list. No surprises there, as Shay announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, calling time on an outstanding career as a universally respected Premier League goalkeeper. Read More »

Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from Roma

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However, his stay at Stamford Bridge was relatively short and unsuccessful, making just 19 appearances across two seasons. The following season, he was sent out on loan again, this time to AS Roma . Last season in Italy , Salah scored 17 goals in all competitions and provided 12 assists , indicating that he will bring an extra attacking boost to Jurgen Klopp's lineups. Read More »

Blues trade fan favorite Reaves to Penguins

In a surprising move on Friday evening, the Pittsburgh Penguins dealt the 31st overall pick and forward Oskar Sundqvist to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Ryan Reaves and the 51st overall pick. After winning the Stanley Cup for a second straight season, Rutherford said he would be looking to acquire a player who could prevent opponents from taking physical advantage of Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin and other top players. Read More »

Mavs Take NC State's Dennis Smith Jr. In NBA Draft

The feeling is everything I wished for and more I'm trying not to cry right now. However, that still gives Boston a top level draft pick. "They cancelled a workout on us when we flew out to Sacramento, and they just chose to cancel it as we flew - just [coach] Brad [Stevens] and I and [assistant general manager] Mike Zarren flew cross-country. Read More »

Kansas' Josh Jackson drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns

IMO Boston would benefit from trading their pick and adding a playmaker that could help them compete for a championship sooner than later. That 40th overall selection came into play for another ACC talent. In one season at NC State, Smith averaged 18.1 points and 6.2 assists per game. In its profile of Jackson, DraftExpress.com said the 20-year-old is one of the draft's most versatile players . Read More »

Another lead Husky: Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross went in the first round of the 2012 Draft, later joined by 2014 first round pick CJ Wilcox. CAMDEN , N.J. Adam Silver stepped to the podium at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at precisely 7:35 Thursday night to welcome everyone to the 2017 NBA Draft and say that the Sixers were on the clock. Read More »

Kimball gets 1st IndyCar pole, record run at repaved Texas

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It was Power's 31st career victory, and that ties him with Paul Tracy and Dario Franchitti on the all-time career list. "Sadly we didn't get a chance to show what we had because we definitely had a vehicle to compete for the win", said Rob Edwards, Strategist for No. Read More »