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NBA Announces 2017 All-Rookie First Team


The previous record was three global players on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Brown landed on the second team after finishing seventh in overall voting. This is the third season in a row where a Laker has made the all-rookie team. The Kings acquired Hield in February as part of a trade that sent All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. Read More »

Germany beat Cameroon to secure semi-final slot

But the video assistant referee system was again thrust into the spotlight when Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka was sent off just past the hour for a unsafe tackle on Liverpool's Emre Can. World champions Germany have defeated 10-man Cameroon 3-1 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals. Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa made two excellent saves to deny Germany a second goal soon after, first rushing out to deflect Werner's effort and then diving to his left to keep out Kimmich's low ... Read More »

Chelsea eye raid for £35m-rated Sevilla star Vitolo

Reports have emerged in Spain via Football Espana that Antonio Conte's side have joined in the race for the highly-sought-after Spanish global, but the west-London club would have to battle it out with Atletico Madrid for the player, and also match the €40m release clause set by his southern-Spanish side. Read More »

The Long-Awaited McGregor-Mayweather Fight Is Finally On

News that McGregor and Mayweather have agreed to fight on August 26 in Las Vegas was officially announced on Wednesday. The fight will be a boxing match, which means Mayweather's undefeated 49-0 record is at stake if McGregor can cause a huge upset. Read More »

Hansen: Lions are getting desperate


Gatland , like he had done against the Chiefs is adamant Test places can still be earned, with certain elements of the First Test performance frustrating him. "I think the Lions showed enough to have some confidence to build on, I really do", said Mehrtens. The Chiefs were hard-hit by the loss of top players to the All Blacks and New Zealand Maori and while the Hurricanes will be without flyhalf Beauden Barrett and scrumhalf T.J. Read More »

Brace from Werner puts Germany in semi-finals


Chile came into the match in Moscow sitting top of the group, a position that would have seen them face Mexico , but instead they will meet Cristiano Ronaldo and the European champions in the last four. Chile made a double half-time change, Pablo Hernandez and Rodriguez coming on and they made a decent start to the second half, Ryan reacting quickly to push away a powerful Vargas effort. Read More »

Ricciardo wins amid chaos at Azerbaijan GP

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won in Baku after a chaotic race which saw Ferrari's Vettel given a 10-second stop-go penalty when he steered into the back of race leader Hamilton's Mercedes under safety vehicle conditions after a red-flag stoppage on lap 22. Read More »

Roger Federer routs Alexander Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Federer continued his career-long dominance over 134th-ranked Mayer , winning 17 of their 18 sets. Despite a shock exit from Stuttgart on his comeback last fortnight, Federer has improved in Halle and has not yet lost a set. He then claimed the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in March and, two weeks later, the Miami Open. In the second round, he beat his fellow German Philip Kohlschreiber. Read More »

Vettel does not think before he acts - Ricciardo


In a race full of major talking points, the biggest incident revolves around a moment of utter madness from Vettel, who was running second behind Hamilton for much of the race. In a stop-start race, the safety vehicle came out three times in quick succession before a red flag stopped the race near the midway point because debris littered the track. Read More »

Trump slams Obama for inaction over Russian meddling

Trump in an interview on Sunday accused his predecessor, President Barack Obama , of doing "nothing" about Russia's interference in the 2016 election despite knowing about it for months. Earlier this week the president said on Twitter that conversations regarding the alleged meddling were "all a big Dem HOAX! " and "excuse for losing the election!" Some high-ranking Democrats joined Trump in his criticism of the previous administration. Read More »

Son of former Atlanta Braves player on life support


Lockhart was transferred to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta after the bleeding wouldn't stop. Jason was placed in a paralytic state and put on life support. They went into both arteries on each side of his nose and cut off the blood supply. "Thank you for those that have sat with us in the middle of the night while Jason was in surgery, prayed with us, cried with us, distracted us, brought food and snacks, and the many texts and emails full of scripture, love, prayers, or anything on your ... Read More »

Ahman Green jailed on suspicion of child abuse

Per the report, the District Attorney's office is reviewing Green's case for possible charges on Monday. He played with Green Bay from 2000-06, as well as a season in 2009, before being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2014. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Read More »

Spieth holes out to win Travelers playoff — Sunday's golf

And I went nuts. Spieth and Berger have known each other since their days on the junior golf circuits. It was reminiscent of his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic in 2013, when he holed out from the bunker on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Zach Johnson and David Hearn. Read More »

Petra Kvitova looking to Wimbledon after comeback title win at Birmingham Classic


Kvitova was playing in her second tournament after a lengthy absence, following a hand injury she suffered in a knife attack during a robbery at her home in December. Kvitova, the world No. 16, rolled into the final without dropping a set in Birmingham . It was another quick start for the Czech, breaking Barty at the start of the third set, but at 2-2, there was a flurry from the Aussie to break back. Read More »

AB de Villiers leaves England tour to decide on worldwide future

Meanwhile De Villiers was left to rue some sloppy fielding as his side, beaten in a one-day worldwide series by England and knocked out in the first round of the Champions Trophy, suffered another defeat on this tour. Malan, who had brought up a maiden T20I fifty, off just 31 balls, in the previous over, then followed his partner back to the pavilion not long after, top-edging Imran Tahir to long-on. Read More »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.4m tax evasion

The prosecutor said Ronaldo had used a shell company in the British Virgin Islands to hide the true amount of income made from image rights, among other means of illegally reducing the amount of taxes he paid. According to Forbes , Cristiano is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2017, having earned £73m past year from salary, bonuses and endorsements. Read More »

Big3 begins: Close games open Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 league


Other players said Pierce told them how impressed he was. "Outside of the National Basketball Association, this is the most competitive league in the world", said Clyde Drexler , the coach of Power, which beat Tri State, 62-58, thanks to a game-winning three-pointer from 13-year National Basketball Association veteran DeShawn Stevenson . Read More »

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Queen's: Is the Wimbledon title dream over?


Key Stat: This remains Federer's most lopsided loss in 365 career Grand Slam matches. Rafael Nadal fears his knee problems might again scupper his chances at Wimbledon . Since winning his maiden title on his debut in 2005, Nadal has only failed to take home the trophy on three occasions - in 2009 when he lost to Robin Soderling, in 2015 when he was beaten by Novak Djokovic and past year when he had to pull out because of a wrist injury. Read More »

Celtic Target Charlie Taylor Is Burnley Bound


Taylor has reportedly agreed personal terms with Burnley already, with Leeds now trying to agree a fee. Sean Dyche targeted Taylor last summer, but then owner Massimo Cellino was determined to hold onto the former England Under 19 worldwide: "I'm very disappointed with the way he (Taylor) has acted". Read More »

Edmonton's McDavid wins NHL MVP

The league also revealed the results of the Golden Knights' expansion draft to an arena filled with new fans of the NHL's 31st franchise. McDavid's victory capped a breakthrough sophomore season for the 20-year-old center, who won the league scoring title and led the Oilers back to the Stanley Cup playoffs after an 11-year absence. Read More »

Real Madrid says it expects Ronaldo to stay with club


The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United . Rio Ferdinand hopes Manchester United can complete a sensational deal to take Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. However, Spanish outlet Diario Gol claims Ronaldo wants more Portuguese players at the club with the likes of Pepe and Fabio ... Read More »

Cameroon Eliminated From Confederations Cup

They will face Group A runners-up Mexico in the semi-finals on June 29. Joachim Low was proud to become the first head coach to achieve 100 global wins as Sunday's 3-1 victory over Cameroon put Germany into the Confederations Cup semi-finals. Read More »