• Pac-12 flavor expected at top of the National Basketball Association draft tonight
Pac-12 flavor expected at top of the National Basketball Association draft tonight

There will be a strong Australian flavour to the 76ers with 21-year-old Jonah Bolden drafted at No.36 to play alongside last year's No.1 overall pick Ben Simmons . "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. Injuries led to Fox turning in an inconsistent freshman year at Kentucky, but his National Basketball Associati...

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  • Koenig, Thomas sign with National Basketball Association teams
Koenig, Thomas sign with National Basketball Association teams

Both graduated this past spring after stellar careers with the Badgers. Koenig helped the University of Wisconsin to four NCAA Tournaments. Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin's all-time 3-point leader, has agreed to join the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

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  • Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's
Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

The tournament had seen the top three seeds Andy Murray , Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all uncharacteristically falling by the wayside in the first round. Dimitrov moved into the semi-finals by knocking out Daniil Medvedev , who recovered from a shoulder injury he seemingly collected in the warm-up to test the sixth seed.

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  • Jayson Tatum worked out for Sixers
Jayson Tatum worked out for Sixers

And I was expecting him to be just that in Boston, as the No. 1 overall pick. The Celtics held the number one pick in the draft and it seemed like they were definitely going to take Markelle Fultz , the star point guard out of Washington. "Frank is a complete player", Demps said. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division...

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  • Sebastian Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku
Sebastian Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

Ferrari has been more reliable and might even be slightly faster than Mercedes . "The human race is a greedy kind, and we always want more". "I don't think we are missing much, it looked very close ". The German auto was damaged by Max Verstappen's Red Bull at the first corner of the race. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel recover...

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  • Who is LaVar Ball? What is Big Baller Brand?
Who is LaVar Ball? What is Big Baller Brand?

LaVar Ball has become known for making brash and bold predictions , and is perhaps beginning to develop a reputation for being right with them. To paraphrase from a third-party acquaintance, but LaVar Ball is a businessman who chose to position himself as a "heel" for marketing purposes.

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  • Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft
Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

Butler, one of the league's most dynamic two-way players, joined forces again with Thibodeau, who coached the Bulls for five seasons before being fired in 2015. The Huskies dismal record during Fultz's freshman year caused more than a few scouts to question his competitive fire and whether he can make a team better.

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  • Lauren Winfield to miss England v India in Women's World Cup
Lauren Winfield to miss England v India in Women's World Cup

England have suffered a setback in the Women's World Cup. Organisers will hope that any rustiness has been chipped away come the start of the tournament proper and that there is a repeat of the excitement generated during last year's women's World Twenty20 in India .

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  • New Orleans Pelicans NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades
New Orleans Pelicans NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Falling at least a spot or two farther down the draft board than he, and many others, expected he would, or at least should, Jackson was asked Thursday night why he believed he was the best player in this year's draft class. With the cameras and lights finally shining on him, Jackson strode to the stage as the 31st pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to ope...

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  • Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down: Sourav Ganguly
Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down: Sourav Ganguly

All senior officials, including the acting secretary (Amitabh Choudhary) and the CEO (Rahul Johri), talked to Kumble and Kohli in great detail on the matter. "[Do] you want somebody to just tell you, "ok boys, don't practice today because you guys are not feeling well, ok take a holiday, go shopping"?" On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 Anil Kumble co...

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  • Donald to captain Chiefs against Lions
Donald to captain Chiefs against Lions

That said, Johnny Sexton delivered an outstanding performance against the Maori in the Lions' 10 shirt and there remains a possibility that Gatland will pair up Farrell and the Irish out-half as a 10-12 combination. "There is no way we are divided into two", he said. "I think things are starting to amplify now". We've just got to handle that an...

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  • Matteo Darmian Requests Move, Fresh Rumours
Matteo Darmian Requests Move, Fresh Rumours

The Italy global has suffered inconsistent form while at Old Trafford having impressed at right back under previous boss Louis van Gaal , but he became uncomfortable after being forced to switch sides following Luke Shaw's injury. The Italy global has endured a mixed time at Old Trafford. But now it's understood Mourinho is happy to keep t...

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  • Sarfraz proud as Pakistan reach final
Sarfraz proud as Pakistan reach final

Knowing we were going to play on a used wicket potentially brought Pakistan's game closer to their home [ conditions ]. We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket. "The turnaround is built on the inclusion of youngsters and it could only be done by a Pakistan team", said Ramiz Raja, an ex-Pakistan captain who now works at a cr...

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  • Mignolet 'hungry for silverware' as Klopp chases down first trophy at Liverpool
Mignolet 'hungry for silverware' as Klopp chases down first trophy at Liverpool

With a contract running out next year, this summer was always going to be the one when the rumours of an exit were the strongest, and with the player seemingly stalling on signing a renewal, Liverpool fans could be in for a long summer. And former Liverpool captain Gerrard, who will take charge of the club's under-18 side next term, is confiden...

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  • Oilers phenom Connor McDavid cleans up at National Hockey League awards ceremony
Oilers phenom Connor McDavid cleans up at National Hockey League awards ceremony

He became the first Oiler to reach that milestone since Doug Weight eclipsed the century mark in 1995-96, and his 30 multipoint games helped snap Edmonton's decade-long postseason drought. It wouldn't have come as a surprise if Crosby took home this award. Bobrovsky led the National Hockey League in goals-against average and save percentage w...

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  • Boss Aidy Boothroyd claims Young Lions are getting 'better and better'
Boss Aidy Boothroyd claims Young Lions are getting 'better and better'

Speaking after the game, man-of-the-match Demarai Gray said: "We knew we had a job to do and we have done it well today". "Can we go further?" We will also have live updates for you on this page, with team news from 7pm. Their opponents will be determined after Saturday's final group games but they will play either Portugal from Group B or Germ...

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  • PSG star Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case, pays fine
PSG star Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case, pays fine

The key to any first time offence in Spain is whether the sentence comes in under or over two years. In a document reviewed by The Associated Press, Di Maria's lawyer accepted the two counts, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013.

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  • Cavaliers offer Chauncey Billups five-year deal to take over front office
Cavaliers offer Chauncey Billups five-year deal to take over front office

Billups has no previous experience as an National Basketball Association executive, but he does have a long-standing relationship with Gilbert from their time together in Detroit and he knows the league well. Even without Billups, the team is still in good hands. If he accepts, the 40-year-old Billups will oversee operations despite having no p...

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  • Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second
Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

Brooklyn Nets won the least games last season and won the lottery for the number one pick. The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off the biggest surprise, and traded for Jimmy Butler. Fox ended up in the same state as Ball, who he outplayed when Kentucky ousted UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. "It's insane, I couldn't ask for anything more, to be abl...

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  • PG Paul And SF Griffin Leaving Clippers
PG Paul And SF Griffin Leaving Clippers

Griffin had a player option worth more than $21 million with the Clippers next season, according to Hoops Hype , but he'll be able to choose his next team as an unrestricted free agent. Griffin, 28, is one of the NBA's top power forwards though has struggled to stay healthy in his seven seasons since being drafted No. 1 overall by the Clippers i...

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  • NBA Draft: Which team made the best investment?
NBA Draft: Which team made the best investment?

Just like, well, nearly every year, there was at least one Duke Blue Devil in the lottery and the first round was loaded with players from the University of Kentucky. This year, the Celts went for a more polished offensive player, Duke forward Jayson Tatum. The Suns picked fourth for the second straight year and selected Josh Jackson from Kansas.

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  • Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk With No. 11 Pick In Draft
Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk With No. 11 Pick In Draft

In addition to the possible uncertainty over Drummond, Jackson and their draft pick, the Pistons will face decisions on their starting shooting guard Kantavious Caldwell-Pope, who enters restricted free agency this year, and could draw a rich offer sheet from a team looking to pry him away, and their backup center Aaron Baynes, who is an unrestri...

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  • Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins
Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins

Derek Jeter could end up running the Miami Marlins if the future Hall of Famer could team up with a mystery bidder for the franchise, Fox Business reported Thursday. It seems the Jeter group's chances of buying the team are getting slimmer. Jeb Bush had previously been with Jeter's group. But as their group sought to raise capital to fulfi...

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  • Top five goes all freshmen for first time in history
Top five goes all freshmen for first time in history

While that was being completed, the draft got off to a familiar start with the same top-four picks as previous year: Philadelphia, the Lakers, Boston and Phoenix. Walton gets it: After all, he is the son of Hall of Famer Bill Walton, the genial basketball blowhard. "I think he'll teach me a lot and I'll take an even bigger step each year", Mo...

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  • Mohamed Salah will improve Liverpool's attack: Jurgen Klopp
Mohamed Salah will improve Liverpool's attack: Jurgen Klopp

While the club have not confirmed the fee, the Egyptian is now the most expensive Liverpool signing ever ahead of former striker Andy Carroll (£35 million). "I would like to win something with the club", Salah said. While Salah will be the second arrival of the summer there are a number of players surplus to requirements and Liverpool hav...

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  • Monte Morris Drafted by Denver Nuggets; Jok Signs with New Orleans
Monte Morris Drafted by Denver Nuggets; Jok Signs with New Orleans

Lydon averaged 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds as a sophomore at Syracuse . He became the Flint-area's third Mr. Basketball victor after averaging 23.2 points, 10.3 assists, six steals, 5.3 rebounds and a block per game. He's also a capable shot blocker, especially from the weak side. The draft was not a big step forward or back for the Nuggets. Ly...

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  • Bellinger fastest to 21 HRs; Dodgers outslug Mets 10
Bellinger fastest to 21 HRs; Dodgers outslug Mets 10

Seager homered in the first, fourth, and fifth innings as he recorded the second three-homer game of his career. He is now hitting.293 with 54 runs scored, 12 home runs, and 38 RBI. "I've just been getting my butt kicked out there", Gsellman said. "If I'm able to do that, I'll be fine". Overall, he's allowed 14 hits in 10 1/3 innings and allowed si...

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  • Guineas revenge at Royal Ascot for Barney Roy with Churchill fourth
Guineas revenge at Royal Ascot for Barney Roy with Churchill fourth

Churchill was unable to feature at the business end and the 1-2 favourite was 3 1/4 lengths back in fourth. "I just wanted to give him the chance to prove that, as I don't think he got that chance in the Guineas". " Lancaster Bomber ran very well". "I was frustrated after the Guineas because he was a little inexperienced - that was what beat him...

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  • Best NHL expansion team ever?: Vegas might have the cards
Best NHL expansion team ever?: Vegas might have the cards

The best deal for Vegas was the one struck with the Florida Panthers , one of the clear losers of the expansion draft . The Vegas Golden Knights announced their full roster during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, filling a roster with at least one player from all 30 current teams.

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  • Sixers get No. 1 pick from Celtics
Sixers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

The 76ers have the top pick and are said to be set on taking point guard Markelle Fultz of Washington, while U.C.L.A point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to be taken at No.2 by the Lakers. Actually, the last time they traded the #1 overall pick they received Robert Parish and the 3rd overall pick which they used to select Kevin McHale .

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  • Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted
Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

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. Fultz earned a spot in the McDonald's All-American game in 2016. This may be a point guard driven rookie class, but the player with perhaps th...

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  • Murray gleaning on Chicago classic as Lions enter All Blacks' cauldron
Murray gleaning on Chicago classic as Lions enter All Blacks' cauldron

Walking down Queen Street towards the ferry terminals in Auckland, every second person appears to be wearing a red jersey or some sort of Lions gear. "Easier said than done, but you need to maintain that for 80 minutes". "It's the Lions against the All Blacks and you have got to use everything you have had over your entire rugby career and try ...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Cameroon 1-1 Australia
FIFA Confederations Cup: Cameroon 1-1 Australia

Cameroon have been warmly received by home supporters in their two matches in Russian Federation to date , leaving Broos to deal with the contrast between that welcome and a hostile press contingent, with improvements demanded ahead of August and September's crunch World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria.

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  • Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft
Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and the future of the National Basketball Association arrived Thursday night. While they did only finish the regular season 18-13 overall and fell in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, that doesn't stray away from the fact they played against some top players.

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  • Mexico coach Osorio apologises for bust-up with Kiwi bench
Mexico coach Osorio apologises for bust-up with Kiwi bench

Matches are scheduled between the national teams of Australia , Cameroon , Chile , Germany , Mexico , New Zealand , Portugal and Russian Federation. New Zealand's superb first-half display rattled Mexico and a tense match boiled over with a mass brawl in the dying stages. This will be the third Confederations Cup match between two U...

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