• New Zealand beats British and Irish Lions 30-15 in 1st test
New Zealand beats British and Irish Lions 30-15 in 1st test

But Ioane's two second-half tries , his second from an uncharacteristic error by Williams, made the game safe as New Zealand showed their superiority. Barrett put the All Blacks ahead with his first penalty a minute later. The tourists will have to work out a way of combating New Zealand's physicality, yet they should not be disheartened a...

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  • Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics
Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics

If you're a Boston Celtics fan, you're having a little deja vu on Friday morning: With the third pick in the NBA Draft , the Boston Celtics took a talented small forward whose first name starts with J-A-Y, and hope he can be groomed to be a future star.

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  • Verstappen starts well in Baku
Verstappen starts well in Baku

Having hit the wall at Turn 1 when attempting to take to the run-off area, Verstappen says he didn't expect to have any difficulty avoiding the barrier. McLaren is the only team yet to score a point, and continues to be blighted by its unreliable Honda engine, prompting growing speculation that management is out of patience and considering a deal w...

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  • NBA Draft: Links to all of our coverage
NBA Draft: Links to all of our coverage

There have been a flurry of trades since the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, though most of the moves on draft night were minor. The other amusing story to come out of Fultz's day in the spotlight is that he's moving to Philly, home of the cheesesteak, and is most excited about their generic, fast food chicken sandwiches.

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  • Ryan Reaves dealt to Pittsburgh Penguins for Sundqvist
Ryan Reaves dealt to Pittsburgh Penguins for Sundqvist

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he thought Reaves was more than just a tough guy, and while the team felt opponents were taking too many liberties with the Penguins' top players, they felt Reaves could fit into their structure as well. Louis and exchanged picks, the Penguins giving up their first-round pick, 31st overall, for St. Louis' second-...

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  • Teams to retain DRS reviews in case of 'umpire's call'
Teams to retain DRS reviews in case of 'umpire's call'

Henceforth, teams won't lose a review in the event of an LBW review being adjudged as umpire's call. With the tweak in the DRS rule on umpires call, the current rule allowing the top-up of reviews after 80 overs in Tests has been removed. Also, umpires will now enjoy the authority to send-off players from the field on grounds of misconduct. All mem...

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  • India vs West Indies, 1st ODI
India vs West Indies, 1st ODI

When and where will the India vs West Indies be played? "I have total respect for him as a cricketer and what he's achieved, he added". I was surprised since I had always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. India go into the series, which kicks off with the first ODI on Friday, as clear favourites, with West Indies having b...

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  • Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal
Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

Carr had a press conference following the occasion, in which he was accompanied by general manager Reggie McKenzie . Reid, 59, was entering the final year of a five-year deal. The Raiders are counting on Carr to be the face of the franchise when it moves to Las Vegas for the 2020 season and are paying him that way. I thought our guys did a great...

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  • Jonny Bairstow keeps victory over South Africa in perspective
Jonny Bairstow keeps victory over South Africa in perspective

Restricting him was an additional boosting for Proteas, his wicket proved to be a turning point as England lost control of the chase and South Africa clawed their way back. "We probably should have won the game but South Africa bowled really well at the end and thoroughly deserved the win". Eoin Morgan has rejected the idea that Englan...

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  • Fabinho would find Manchester United switch 'very tempting'
Fabinho would find Manchester United switch 'very tempting'

At only 23 years old, the Brazil worldwide is seen as a long-term replacement to Michael Carrick and the final piece to Mourinho's midfield puzzle to give United to impenetrable spine to the team, following the signing of Victor Lindelof this summer, and Pogba and Eric Bailly 12 months ago.

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  • Ronaldo strikes as Portugal downs Russian Federation
Ronaldo strikes as Portugal downs Russian Federation

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Portugal's win took them to the top of their group ahead of Mexico's game against New Zealand moments after. New Zealand's superb first-half display rattled Mexico and a tense match boiled over with a mass brawl in the dying stages. A 2-1 win to Mexico ended on a spiteful note, with several...

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  • Suns Select Miami Defensive Specialist Davon Reed With Pick 32
Suns Select Miami Defensive Specialist Davon Reed With Pick 32

I'm just thrilled Josh Jackson is sitting next to me and is a member of the Phoenix Suns ". Jackson had been eyed by the Boston Celtics at the No. Maybe the Celtics dodged a bullet after a " scheduling conflict " got in the way of their private workout with Jackson? With their two second-round picks, Phoenix chose a pair of seniors, 6-5 ...

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  • Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal
Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season at Washington, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. "I got upset. I thought I was falling behind". I think that's what really makes me special. Those numbers go down considerably on contested looks and his shooting track record i...

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  • Murphy: Celtics make a pick, not a big deal
Murphy: Celtics make a pick, not a big deal

None of the other guards on the roster played in as many as 20 games last season. However, the Celtics front-office executive in Ainge certainly doesn't regret landing former Duke Blue Devils standout Jayson Tatum at No. Boston selected Jaylen Brown with its first-round pick in 2016. A Boston source gave a different story, telling...

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  • Angel Di Maria handed one-year suspended jail term for tax fraud
Angel Di Maria handed one-year suspended jail term for tax fraud

A prosecutor said he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.

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  • Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations
Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014. The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United .

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  • Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree
Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree

All the team news, latest odds, kick-off details, and key quotes ahead of the first Test between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park. "So do the All Blacks but we feel we need to keep improving, that's what we've been doing over the last couple of weeks", said Lions captain Rory Best.

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  • Politician says Russian Federation vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watch
Politician says Russian Federation vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watch

The casualties of that encounter were defenders Carlos Salcedo - who requires shoulder surgery and will be out for three months - and possibly Hector Moreno , who Osorio said is in a "recovery process" and may not be fit to face Russian Federation.

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  • PSG Ready To Make Mbappe The Most Expensive Transfer In History
PSG Ready To Make Mbappe The Most Expensive Transfer In History

Mbappe has seemingly set his heart on a move to Real Madrid but it looks likely it will require a world record bid to force the French club into reconsidering their stance. Today, Liverpool are ready to battle for Kylian Mbappe .... It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club. Tottenham are set to make a £17.5...

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  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs
LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

Ball recently claimed that his son Lonzo , Los Angeles' No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , will help the Lakers return to the playoffs in his first year in the league. Now we drafted some guys that love to play. That's what we saw watching so much tape of him. "It was really the flawless storm for us and we felt like it's going to have a big i...

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  • Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010
Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010

Neither is the prosecutor opposed to suspending Messi's prison sentence, and that of his father, on proviso that they have no more brushes with the law for three years given that both have had clean criminal records up to now. The investigation was opened after the Spanish tax authorities informed the Public Prosecutor's Office about perceived disc...

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  • Roy's bizarre exit turns 2nd T20 South Africa's way
Roy's bizarre exit turns 2nd T20 South Africa's way

But when Roy was controversially given out obstructing the field - the first time this had happened in a T20 worldwide - after being hit by a throw from the deep, having veered off his original course running between the wickets, the innings fell away.

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  • Lonzo Ball to Lakers Looking Strong
Lonzo Ball to Lakers Looking Strong

According to data from Adobe Digital Insights, the 2017 NBA Draft garnered 5.6 million social-media mentions, about 11% more than past year. This was the second move the Lakers made for the 2017 NBA Draft. Before Lonzo Ball becomes drafted by an National Basketball Association team, the kid already has his own company and signature shoe, th...

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  • Griffiths: King's claims about the gap are 'ludicrous'
Griffiths: King's claims about the gap are 'ludicrous'

But, speaking on the day Celtic confirmed they would not be taking tickets for the prospective Champions League qualifier with Linfield in Belfast on July 14, Griffiths pointedly reminded King of the gulf that separated the clubs last season - and advised him to get his own house in order before worrying about anyone else.

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  • Oilers trade Jordan Eberle to Islanders for Ryan Strome
Oilers trade Jordan Eberle to Islanders for Ryan Strome

That Eberle, 27, was the Islanders' target is far from surprising given his consistent scoring ability. Pronger, 42, joins the Panthers' front office after working with the NHL's Department of Player Safety since 2014. "He brings speed and a knack for scoring not only consistently, but scoring big goals, in big games", Snow said of Eberle, who ma...

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  • Read recovered and raring to go against Lions
Read recovered and raring to go against Lions

The new app, Stadium Live, will allow the user to view plays directly from their smart phones, rather than the big screen. But the All Blacks, back-to-back world champions, have won their last 37 games at Eden Park stretching back to 1994, and boast a 29-6 record against Lions sides.

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  • Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick
Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick

We know this is a project-type of atmosphere where we have to build a player that is going to develop. In the midst of a daunting schedule, the 18-year old made a decision to fly to NY for the NBA Draft and then return to the French League Finals for a series-deciding Game 5.

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  • Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as National Basketball Association draft looms
Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as National Basketball Association draft looms

Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics picked small forward Jayson Tatum, shooting guard Josh Jackson moved to the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings plumped for De'Aaron Fox from Kentucky. "I'm thankful of that, and I'll leave it of that". Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and the future of the National Basketball Association arrived Thursday night.

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

The Red Devils have been put on alert after it emerged Ronaldo wants to leave the Spanish capital this summer despite winning his third Champion League title as a Real Madrid player earlier this month. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that ...

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  • Double trouble for Arsenal with Madrid's Mbappe plan?
Double trouble for Arsenal with Madrid's Mbappe plan?

Arsenal needing a new "world-class" striker is a tale almost as old as time. The French teenager is now the most wanted footballer on the planet and Jurgen Klopp is determined to be part of the conversation should Monaco agree to sell their star striker before the start of the season.

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid
Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , accused of evading 14.7 million euro ($16.5m) in tax, has been summoned to appear before a judge in Spain, judicial sources told AFP on Tuesday. Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. Both players have denied any wrongdoing. The four-time world player of the year, w...

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  • Neymar comforts Cristiano Ronaldo via WhatsApp over tax allegations
Neymar comforts Cristiano Ronaldo via WhatsApp over tax allegations

Ronaldo is now playing for Portugal at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday. "Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game?", said the 62-year-old. "We have not had an offer from Cristian...

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  • Despite recent win, Hamilton says Ferrari still favorite
Despite recent win, Hamilton says Ferrari still favorite

It has certainly lacked the ferocity of a Senna vs. This victory in Montreal came after a catastrophic weekend in Monaco , which once again reminded how Mercedes became unpredictable after three dominant seasons. "But the unusual nature of this race - formerly the European Grand Prix - means this has every chance to be the flashpoint for the 2...

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  • Farrell ruled out of Maoris clash, Sexton starts
Farrell ruled out of Maoris clash, Sexton starts

Farrell was also due to play a substitute's role against the Maori All Blacks , but the England man has suffered a quadriceps strain in training and has been withdrawn from the encounter. The All Blacks have doubtless already chose to target the Lions' scrum across the course of this tour, given the way their Super Rugby sides have attempted to ...

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  • No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst
No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

To add the cherry on top of the Bulls' rough night, they excited some fans of the organization when they took Jordan Bell out of OR early in the second round. Coach K's Blue Devils team had three players selected in Round 1 and one in Round 2 . It probably makes sense for Simmons to be the primary ball handler because he looks to pass first.

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