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Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout


In the end, the Celtics might have mismanaged their assets. You're just gonna have to trust me on that one. "Part of being with the Celtics is actually enjoying what you do". The Celtics have one of the more fun rosters in the entire league. It's also important to note that this offseason seems far from over. That old saying resonates with the Boston Celtics right now, who have a ridiculous amount of resources but have yet to show anything for it. Read More »

NBA Draft: Fan reactions from the Barclays Center

The 6-4 Fultz was the team's target all along, which is why the Sixers sent the No. 3 pick and a future No. 1 selection to Boston to secure the overall No. The Sixers acquired the No. 1 pick in a deal with Boston for the third pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019. I was originally going to write this column about the ins and outs of the Sixers' trade with the Celtics that enabled Philly to select combo guard Markelle Fultz first overall, a scorer and ... Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to enter final


England top order batsman Joe Root admitted that England missed a "golden chance" to end their long wait for a maiden one-day global title after a crushing eight-wicket Champions Trophy semi-final defeat to Pakistan in Cardiff . "I'm just very disappointed", Root said. "They boosted up really well for us, and credit goes to the players as well". He confirmed that, despite their setback, England's long-term ambition to win the 2019 World Cup remains on track. Read More »

Real boss is 'not contemplating' Ronaldo leaving


Ronaldo and Mourinho are both clients of agent Jorge Mendes. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing and is so unhappy at the accusations he has reportedly insisted he now wants a move away from Madrid . In fact, so furious was Ronaldo said to be with the Spanish giants that he was reported to have told his Portuguese national teammates that there was " no going back ". Read More »

Murray crashes out of Aegon Championships


Murray announced that he will donate any money he wins during the Queen's Club tournament to families of the victims. The straight set loss for Murray saw Thompson winning 7-6 (7-4) 6-2. Second seed Stan Wawrinka and third seed Milos Raonic also lost their first-round matches on Wednesday. "And, you know, it's unfortunate I couldn't have done better for that reason". Read More »

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft


Hischier went No. 1 overall to New Jersey on Friday night, and Patrick was the No. 2 pick by Philadelphia despite being hampered by a groin injury last season. He had 38 goals and 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past season. The 18-year-old, who ranked seventh in Canada's Western Hockey League last season with 94 points (32 goals, 62 assists) in 69 games with Portland, has been compared by scouts to Boston Bruins centre ... Read More »

Lonzo Ball's Grandfather Says LaVar Ball Got His Swagger From Him

On the defensive end, he will be a nice complement to both Jordan Clarkson and Lonzo Ball , who are now the team's lone point guards going into the 2017-18 season. LaVar Ball rolled out his own shoe for his son during the draft, retailing for $495. I genuinely believe Ball is the best player in this draft class . Read More »

Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning

Nationals 18, Reds 3: Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits and Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk for Washington. "My dad has been my biggest mentor", Ortiz said. And in the second inning on Saturday, this game wasn't going so well either. "It looked like Abad balked, then stopped, and it looked like the catcher (Christian) Vazquez tried to call time, but the balk happened before all that happened", Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Portugal want to win Confederations Cup'

Russian Federation fought valiantly in Kazan but the hosts could not avoid early elimination from the Confederations Cup , losing 2-1 to Mexico , who join the Group A winners, Portugal , in the semi-finals after the European champions beat last-place New Zealand 4-0 in St Petersburg . Read More »

Kiwis lay down challenge in America's Cup


Because Oracle won the qualifiers, the challenger started the 35th America's Cup match with a negative point. “Its pretty obvious these guys [Team New Zealand] are faster and we need to make some serious changes.”. The 37-year-old Australian skipper of Oracle Team USA will take on all comers, whether it's from behind the wheel of his fast catamaran in the America's Cup , in a boxing ring or via lethal mind games at news conferences. Read More »

Confederations Cup Match of the Week: Germany vs Chile

Suffering from an ankle sprain, Sanchez did not start the first game of the pre-World Cup tournament, playing only a few minutes in his team's win over Cameroon . We've made it hard for ourselves but nothing changes for us, we try to win every game we play, regardless of the opposition and the circumstances. The match ended with a draw 1-1. Read More »

Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

Leading his Bruins to an Sweet 16 appearance, Lonzo averaged 14.6 points and 7.0 assists a game. The 76ers needed shooting in general, after finishing tied for 27th in field-goal percentage and tied for 24th in three-point accuracy. Embiid told him what to trust, and any qualms Fultz had with Philadelphia were likely subsiding. Fultz also touched on his relationship with Joel Embiid-sorry, Mayor Embiid-his struggles with high school hoops and his stone-faced demeanor in the essay. Read More »

Papierski, Gilbert power LSU into CWS Finals


The LSU Tigers hit three home runs, two of them from junior Michael Papierski, to take the third and final game against the Oregon State Beavers. As LSU bombed three home runs off the best statistical pitching staff in the nation, Oregon State did not have a base runner in the first three innings while taking five strikeouts across a much-maligned strike zone from home plate umpire Greg Street . Read More »

Top five goes all freshmen for first time in history


The Lakers went with a local product with the No. 2 pick, getting UCLA guard Lonzo Ball . "Anytime you want the ball, just let me know and it's going to be there". 1 pick. Simmons seemed excited at his shot to run the show until a confluence of events and a trade with Boston for the No. 1 pick that netted Fultz. Read More »

Prosecutors propose swapping Messi's jail time with fine in tax fraud case


Neither the captain of the Argentine national team Messi nor his dad are expected to serve any jail time, as under Spanish law jail sentences that are for less than two years can be served with probation. Messi has won eight La-Liga titles with Barcelona in his club career and four UEFA Champions League titles. It was ruled that Messi, between 2007 and 2009, defrauded Spain of €4.1million relating to earnings from image rights. Read More »

European champs cruise into Confed Cup semifinals


Hosts Russia are fully focused on staying in the Confederations Cup as they face elimination in their final group game against Mexico , coach Stanislav Cherchesov said on Friday. Nani completed the All Whites misery with a blistering left foot finish in the 91st minute, although Shane Smeltz and Kosta Barbarouses combined in a neat exchange soon after but lacked the quality finish. Read More »

Bellator set for PPV splash with biggest card at the Garden


With this win, Lima has set up an even more significant fight against an even bigger former UFC star. Chael Sonnen taking on Wanderlei Silva in the main event of Saturday's pay-per-view card is a fun grudge match, even though both are older than Penn, neither has won a fight since 2013 and Sonnen is still using the same gimmick that carried him into the spotlight in advance of his first meeting with Anderson Silva seven years ago. Read More »

Bailey struggles, Reds blown out in return


The big day boosts Turner's slash line to.275/.312/.424 in 292 plate appearances. Feldman did not figure in the decision in a 7-3 win Monday as he allowed six hits and two runs in six innings at Tampa Bay. I just didn't pitch well today. He snapped a 0-for-20 skid Saturday with a single in the fifth and Price said he would consider moving him out of the leadoff spot if need be. Read More »

Russian Federation crash out of Confederations Cup in group stage


The goalkeeper apparently was not sure if he could use his hands and ended up taking too long to commit to the ball with his feet, allowing Lozano to nip in and head it into the open net. Mexico were soon back on terms, though, with Araujo looping his close-range header over Igor Akinfeev in the 30th minute. New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic makes a save during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal , at the St. Read More »

All Blacks, Lions look forward after thrilling 1st test


The All Blacks had a 13-8 lead at half-time. "I'm probably not your target market for a auto as I have a fantastic employer who provides a vehicle for me, but let me tell you - I do not pay over $100 a month for you to cross into a ad after the All Blacks have just performed the most awesome haka in the first game against the Lions ". Read More »

Danny Ainge Claims He Never Wanted Markelle Fultz In The First Place


In an interview on ESPN , Calipari insisted "It's not broken", and said being selected in the National Basketball Association draft is the equivalent of putting a player on a so-called lifetime scholarship. Thomas is in the a year ago of his current contract, a steal at just $6.26 million for next season. During his work at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Season 2016-17, he was able to garner an average of 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. Read More »

Prosecutors accuse Mourinho of tax fraud

The star of Europe's champion is suspected of defrauding the Spanish state with 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014, using a corporate structure founded in 2010 to hide image-rights generated revenue. Real could yet hold on to the World Player of the Year despite claims his decision to leave was "irreversible". Another big name with Real Madrid connections has been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. Read More »

76ers already trolling Lonzo and LaVar Ball after No. 2 pick

Jackson never thought that would be him, so he said he didn't work out for the Celtics. "I'm going to do what it takes to get the right players in here with the right mindset", Johnson said. Magic and LaVar appear to believe in Lonzo with equal fervor, if such a thing is possible. "My dad loved him and loved the way the Lakers played". Read More »