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Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'

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That moment destroyed the relationship of D'Angelo Russell and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates for the rest of the season. Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball of the National Basketball Association is now drawing comparisons to NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady from the New England Patriots and Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes . Read More »

McCAFERY: Markelle Fultz a good fit for what Sixers have planned

Fultz, who spent just one season at Washington , averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. We are just moments away from commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft . The NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have a pick in the two-round draft. Markelle Fultz wore shoes made out of basketballs . Read More »

Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz walks on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on Friday in New York City. "He plays with reckless abandon and some of that has got to be controlled", Colangelo said. The good news for Tissot is that they got way more media attention out of a botched ad than they would have out of a well-executed post. Read More »

Zach Collins picked #10 by the Portland Trailblazers

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The Trailblazers received the pick from a trade with the Sacramento Kings . North Carolina State's Dennis Smith Jr. and French prospect Frank Ntilikina could fall to No. He was named the ACC Player of the Year. Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan, who spent many of his formative years in Salt Lake City, is off to the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Fultz and 76ers a match made in a fast-food chain?

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Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. WASHINGTON (AP) - For the second year in a row, the Washington Wizards did not make a first-round pick in the National Basketball Association draft. The Lakers went with a local product with the No. 2 pick, getting UCLA guard Lonzo Ball . "I mean, it's extremely gratifying for me to be in that top five, and we already knew that this was going to be a pretty tough draft and it was pretty loaded at the point guard ... Read More »

I'd love to see Ronaldo go to Man United

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Jose Mourinho's representatives have released documents to show he "was in compliance with all his tax obligations" after it emerged Spanish prosecutors have filed a complaint accusing the Portuguese coach of committing two crimes of tax fraud to the sum of 3.3 million euros (£2.9m) during his time as Real Madrid coach. Read More »

Jordan Spieth leads Travelers Championship by one shot

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Stegmaier, a CT native who has missed the cut in eight of his last 10 tournaments, reeled off seven birdies in a nine-hole stretch through the middle of the opening round. Jordan Spieth posted the lowest opening-round score of his career on Thursday with a 63 at the Travelers Championship. Australian Jason Day (72), who also missed the cut last week in the latest misfire of what has so far been an underwhelming season, has plenty of work ahead if he plans to play the weekend after mixing ... Read More »

Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act

As a matter of fact, with rookie D'Angelo Russell only starting 48 games as a rookie, the Los Angeles Lakers had the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association with only 17 wins. We want to thank him for what he did for us. Added Johnson, "Guys want to get out on that break and run hard because they know Lonzo will find them and not just give them a pass, but a scoring pass. Read More »

Jimmy Butler's trainer rips Bulls GM and calls him 'a liar'

In much the same manner that people are born Cubs' fans, Sox fans, or Blackhawks' fans, I was born a Bulls' fan. It's official: the Chicago Bulls are in full rebuild mode after trading away Jimmy Butler on draft night. No team makes knee-jerk, franchise-altering decisions that will have reverberations for years to come on the whim of a trade offer from Tom Thibodeau . Read More »

Rob Pelinka: Russell Trade the 'perfect storm' for Lakers

Would you believe that it's in Los Angeles? He's now the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. To make matters more interesting, he will learn under the guidance of Johnson , arguably the greatest point guard in National Basketball Association history. Read More »

Manchester United set to announce signing of £64 million superstar on Monday

Alvaro Morata's future has been the subject of much speculation in recent months with both Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly keen on signing him. Given that just last summer Morata moved for £30m, is he actually worth the more than double valuation being placed on his head in Madrid? One thing was clear, however, and that was Morata did not want another season like the last, where he played a bit part role. Read More »

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis

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He finished runners-up to compatriot B Sai Praneeth in Singapore but ended up winning the $1,000,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier last Sunday. But like the first game, Srikanth upped the ante and streaked to 15-8 lead. On the last occasion that the two met, in the Sudirman Cup mixed team event, exactly a month back, Chen Long won with a degree of comfort, by 21-16, 21-17. Read More »

Ronaldo shrugs off leaving Real Madrid

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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 radio station Onda Cero . Ronaldo could be fined as much €40m if he contests the accusation in court and loses. Mourinho's agents said he had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton relishes 'special' pole at Azerbaijan GP

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Still, he has grid penalties so qualifying is pretty much irrelevant to him. "I was going for the pole and the lap wasn't quite ideal". Vettel was then caught at the end of the pitlane at the end of Q3 when Daniel Ricciardo hit the wall to bring out the red flag, meaning he lost tyre temperature as he used the same set for the final run in qualifying when the session restarted. Read More »

The Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Lonzo Ball At Press Conference

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When Lonzo was introduced at his welcoming press conference, the first thing he said was "I just wanna say thank you to the organization for calling my name, making my dream come true, I'm happy to be home and I'm ready to get to work". And while everyone from Johnson to Ball's father, LaVar, continues to talk of expectations for Lonzo , he himself is a man who'd rather speak through his on-court performance. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semis berths

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They see both full-backs rotated from that match , with Raphael Guerreiro and Cedric rotated for Eliseu and Nelson Semedo. Things escalated from there, and Osorio ultimately apologized later for his part in the situation. Goals from Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Wales were dispatched 2-0 in Lyon before a goalless final against hosts France went into an additional period, where substitute Eder was the unlikely hero. Read More »

Bottas leads FP3 as Vettel, Verstappen hit trouble

Both Ferraris were a second adrift of Mercedes and it was Kimi Raikkonen , not championship-leader Sebastian Vettel , who joined the Mercedes drivers in the top three. Bottas, meanwhile, was disappointed not to secure his second career pole. We were struggling yesterday but we made a lot of changes overnight. Just seven minutes into P3, Palmer's engine caught fire, forcing him to go off the track and ruling him out of qualifying. Read More »

Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2

Barreto, 21, has been rapidly climbing the rungs of the A's minor league system after getting dealt by the Blue Jays in 2014. Olson got the action started with a two-run homer in the first inning. "Sometimes when you get here the best thing you can do is get him right in the game, right in the lineup", Melvin said. The A's have won two straight after ending a four-game losing streak while the White Sox have dropped five of their last six. Read More »

Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

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Despite a bright start, Anthony Hudson's side then conceded again within five minutes, with new Manchester City man Bernardo Silva converting Eliseu's cross after the left-back's purposeful run. Russia's early exit from was another setback for next year's World Cup hosts who also went out of last year's European Championship at the group stage, when they failed to win a game and were regarded by many as the worst team in the tournament. Read More »

Man Utd linked with move for Barcelona defender

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Despite the obvious interest from Mourinho, it could prove to be a hard task bringing Alba to the Premier League - last season Alba was used sparingly in Luis Enrique's side and was even left out of the crucial knock-out stages of the Champions League. Read More »

Eoin Morgan admits to England regrets after dismal Champions Trophy exit

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Pakistan bowled England out for just 211, in an era where 300 is considered a one-day worldwide "par score", after captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and fielded. "Certainly not, not over confident", he said. Hasan Ali's three for 35 from 10 overs shone brightest, earning him the man of the match award and taking him to 10 wickets for the tournament and the top of the bowling charts. Read More »

Lonzo Ball is a Los Angeles Lakers

The Ball family's dream came true. Lonzo Ball was taken behind Markelle Fultz , who was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers . Just to be able to learn from him every day should be fantastic. It really is a ideal ending to a flawless night for LaVar Ball and the entire Ball clan. Read More »

#STLBlues lose Perron to Vegas in expansion draft

The Golden Knights are Las Vegas' first franchise in a major professional sport. The announcement was made during the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights added a pair of physical defensemen in Marc Methot of the Ottawa Senators and Alexei Emelin from the Montreal Canadiens along with Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller, who has registered a slap shot measured at 105 miles per hour. Read More »