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Magic Johnson speaks about D'Angelo Russell trade

Some thought it may end when his son got drafted in the 2017 draft, but it all nearly got worse when he guaranteed Lonzo would take the Lakers to the postseason in his first year with the team. "Watch out", Johnson said, according to Lakers.com . Julius Randle coming down the middle with that left hand - (whistles)! The Lakers have become enamored about the potential his passing ability could translate to at the next level while his unselfish that was described as being "infectious" and ... Read More »

Ricciardo Wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, steers his vehicle in front of teammate Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Speaking on Britain's Channel 4 television just after the race, Hamilton went as far as to say that Vettel "disgraced himself", adding that "if he wants to prove he is a man we should do it out of the vehicle". Read More »

Second race of FIA Formula 2 has winners

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The 8th round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship - the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix started June 23 in Baku. When the race went live again Leclerc wasted no time in moving forward, passing Boschung for P2 just before Louis Deletraz found the wall on lap 12, prompting a second safety vehicle period and killing off any small hope race leader Ghiotto had of scoring any points, compounding his poor luck from qualifying. Read More »

Mexico beat Russian Federation to advance to Confederations Cup semifinals

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 33 minutes at Saint Petersburg Stadium, while Bernardo Silva scored the second goal for the Iberian squad just five minutes later. It was 2-0 four minutes later when Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an unguarded goal after neat play on the left flank between Ricardo Queresma and Eliseu . Read More »

Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

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They ended up with five points and second in the group. Since Loew took charge as head coach after Germany finished third at the 2006 World Cup on home soil, the team has always reached the semi-finals at either European championships or World Cup finals. Read More »

Avs take defenseman Makar with No. 4 pick

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A University of MA commit, Makar has spent the last two full seasons playing for the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL and, as a defenseman, has been a better than point-per-game player . This season, along with putting up 75 regular-season points (24 goals, 51 assists), Makar captained Canada West at the World Junior A Championships. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany and Chile into semi-finals

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Cameroon showed promise and scored through Vincent Aboubakar to pull it back to 2-1 after the Germans had taken a two-goal lead, but the African Champions were always up against it, especially when they went down to 10 men after Ernest Mabouka was sent off on 64 minutes. Read More »

Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz

He feels better on Friday as he will return to the lineup and bat second versus the Los Angeles Angels . Ortiz is the 11th player to have his number retired by the Red Sox and the first since the team retired Wade Boggs' No. One of the most pleasant surprises of the Angels' season, Ramirez had been showing some cracks lately. He is 1-2 in four June starts, allowing 28 hits and 18 earned runs in 19 innings - and lasted just three-plus innings in his last start, losing to the Kansas ... Read More »

Federer hails `incredible` Rafa post record 10th French Open triumph

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Nadal is just short of winning one more game at the French Open to claim a record of winning eleven titles at the single grand slam , a record which is now held by Margaret Court. Wawrinka, bidding for a fourth Grand Slam title , hailed Nadal as an opponent and sportsman. "It's impossible to compare it to another place", Nadal said. Read More »

Chicago Bulls: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Jimmy Butler , the all-galaxy two-way player from the Chicago Bulls and the No. 16 pick in the draft were acquired by Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guards Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the No. Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season along with 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds, the highest in Division I ball. The NBA requires that players wait a year after high school to be drafted . Read More »

Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream

The Red Bull driver was the beneficiary of a loose headrest for Lewis Hamilton, who had seemed on course for the win, while Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel was penalised 10 seconds for shunting title rival Hamilton. Hamilton was on pole position for the 66th time in his career, with Bottas second on the grid followed by Kimi Raikkonen in third and Vettel fourth. Read More »

Magic Johnson Couldn't Resist Trashing Poor D'Angelo Russell

I'm excited". D'Angelo Russell was a first-round draft pick and the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft . After Thursday's draft, LaVar proclaimed, " Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year". "I think the vision and the abilities that Lonzo has puts him in a class of being a transcendent talent". Like LeBron James in '03 and Derrick Rose in '08, Ball was destined to stay local, an oversized floor general joining a team run by Magic Johnson ... Read More »

England elect to bowl against South Africa in 2nd T20I

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Eoin Morgan's men had to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his worldwide T20 debut. England's cause was not helped by batting second under increasingly dark skies in a match that started at 4pm local time despite a lack of floodlights on the ground, although home skipper Eoin Morgan did field first after winning the toss . Read More »

Confederations Cup: Chile set up Portugal semi-final, Germany to meet Mexico

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To win Group B, Chile must match Germany's result against Cameroon . Kerem Demirbay marked his full global debut with a brilliant goal and Timo Werner hit a brace as Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win against 10-man Cameroon on Sunday, but the game was marred by more Video Assistant Replay (VAR) confusion. Read More »

Former agent: 'Lionel Messi could have joined Real Madrid'

It only seems like yesterday he came bursting onto the scene as a floppy-haired young player, but Lionel Messi turned 30 on Saturday. It wasn't that Messi boarded a flight in Rosario and landed in Barcelona , where the club officials were waiting with arms wide open to welcome the one, who will go on to become the greatest ever, in fact, it was far from it. Read More »

Goerges reaches first grasscourt final in Mallorca

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Anastasija Sevastova exacted revenge over Caroline Garcia to reach the Mallorca Open final with a 6-4 6-2 win on Sunday (AEST). In an interview at last year's U.S. Goerges turned in a dominant performance in reaching her first grass-court final, steamrolling American CiCi Bellis 6-1, 6-1. It will be Goerges seventh appearance in a WTA final, but her first on grass as she goes in search of her third career title. Read More »

Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon

Loew says he will shuffle his pack for this game to keep the squad fresh, but he daren't take too many chances against a Cameroon team that has plenty of exciting players, but hasn't shown the necessary ruthlessness so far. Germany improved toward the end, grabbing control of the middle of the pitch, but neither team was able to create many significant chances to break the deadlock. Read More »

Johnson sees big things for Ball

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Grandpa Ball-who claims he didn't let LaVar play sports competitively until 10th grade-sounded excited about what the future had in store for his grandsons, and he said LaVar took the family out to a lavish dinner in New York City after Lonzo was drafted. Read More »

WWE Trying To Get Lavar Ball For Raw Appearance

The Lakers made it clear during the selection process they were looking for a leader to drive their young players, which include Ingram, Jordan Clarkson, Ivica Zubac, Julius Randle, Larry Nance, and say Ball can be that leader. Though a dream of many talented and promising college players, the 19-year-old wasn't intrigued by the possibility of going number one overall since the Lakers were destined to take second in the draft. Read More »

Red Sox manager John Farrell tossed after heated argument over balk

Even John Farrell did his best to help the cause, but to no avail. Moreland tied the game at 1-1 with an estimated 418-foot solo blast to center field in the second inning. That's when a seemingly egregious call forced the manager to get into the action. It wasn't the balk call. "Time was called", Farrell maintained after the game. Read More »

Germany ease past Cameroon to reach #ConfedCup semis

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Australia forward Robbie Kruse admits it will take a huge team effort to beat Chile by the two-goal margin they require to guarantee a semi-final spot at the Confederations Cup . Head coach Ange Postecoglou said this week that the former Everton star should be held in the highest regard for his "world-class" contribution to Australian sport. Read More »

Stroll defies critics with impressive podium in Azerbaijan

Lance Stroll has labelled his first podium in Formula One as a "dream come true" and was "left for words" following a insane Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Quite some statement, perceived as misplaced confidence by some. The retired driver told autoweek.com on June 13 that Stroll's freshman year "is one of the worst rookie performances in the history of Formula 1". Read More »

Spieth stays on course at Travelers

The 43-year-old Weekley birdied five of the last eight holes. The former world number one from Texas led the field by a single stroke for three days but his final-day 70 and a three-under 67 from Berger allowed the Floridian to match Spieth on 12 under. Read More »