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Would Paul George be interested in joining Detroit Pistons?

Teams with a known willingness to gamble - such as ‎Boston, Houston and, of course, Cleveland - might be willing to surrender quality trade assets, believing they can convince the 27-year-old George to reconsider his plans to head home to Los Angeles in 2018. Read More »

State of Origin Game Two Recap: Queensland surges late to steal win

Queensland won their opening series under Walters but expectations are high after predecessor Mal Meninga won 10 of 11 on his watch. But Hayne senses moments like nearly no one else in the game and there's little doubt he'll be playing a major role tonight if the Blues are to win, justifying Daley's decision to return him to the Origin fold. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

The Celtics have the luxury to select a role player with one of the first few picks of the draft - Jackson's upside remains high. There's a quartet of touted one-and-done college players along with an 18-year-old global prospect with size and athleticism . Read More »

Lakers rumored to have offer on table for Paul George from Pacers

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The problem the Pacers have is that they may not have an abundance of strong trade offers from other teams. The Pacers would nearly have to start over from scratch, drafting players behind up-and-coming big man Myles Turner. The Lakers aren't interested in that scenario as they have the knowledge that George could be had on the free-agent market 13 months from now. As Wojnarowski notes, "the Lakers can create the necessary salary-cap space to sign George next summer and won't be compelled to ... Read More »

Kovalev Gets Shafted by Ward and the Referee Again!

Kovalev's been getting heat for a meme he posted to his social media recently, one that depicts a fake convo between him and Ward , where Andre repeatedly uses both the N- and F- words. "I didn't predict a knockout, but I said it could happen", Ward said. Kovalev complains of another low blow by Weeks says to fight on. And he's the best, but styles make fights. Read More »

Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

He recently swore to improve his game by adding a 3-point shot; a wise idea for a once-dominant post player in a changing National Basketball Association. I haven't had a chance to talk to Dwight personally. MINNEAPOLIS - Nikola Pekovic's combination of size and strength made him a productive and popular player early in his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More »

How to watch the NHL Expansion draft and NHL Awards show

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George McPhee can't wait to fill up the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft room. Our team is compliant with all expansion rules with 16 forwards, eleven defensemen and three goalies. If the Golden Knights are looking for a young forward, with an upside, along with low financial risk, Kharia is their best bet. He said yesterday that he planned to have his team picked by no later than Tuesday. Read More »

76ers snag No. 1 pick from Celtics

But 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo declined to identify whom the 76ers would select. "There may be one or two franchise-level players", he said. Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for a Washington Huskies team who had nine wins to 22 losses. Read More »

Comeback win sees Murray to fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final

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World No1 Sir Andy Murray has promised to come out all guns blazing in his semi-final clash with Stan Wawrinka after booking his place in the French Open last four with victory over Kei Nishikori yesterday. "Obviously he's played fantastically at this tournament so far". The Portuguese official has also had a run-in with Novak Djokovic. He takes a 2-4 record into the showdown with Nadal , whom he beat in the Rome quarters. Read More »

Lakers offer Pacers two first-round picks and player for Paul George

But he's surely active on the trade block heading into Thursday's draft. IN had reportedly been gauging the trade market and meant to move quickly. That takes one major piece the Pacers may have settled for off the table. That deal didn't sit well with the Pacers , as talks have reportedly reached a "standstill", according to the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina . Read More »

Reds' Scooter Gennett homers 3 times, drives in 8 runs

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On September 4, 1993, Jim Abbott of the New York Yankees threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians, three days before St. Louis' Mark Whiten hit his four HRs against Cincinnati (the same fixture Gennett recorded his in). He was sent to the bullpen late in the season and was out of the majors following the 2013 season. Wainwright (nine earned runs allowed) was not allowed to face Gennett again, being pulled after Suarez cleared the bases with a triple prior to Gennett coming up. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

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The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russian Federation. "This team, when they have to sacrifice themselves, they do that", he said. As the FIFA 2018 World Cup is on the Way, sounds like viewers all around the world will be waiting for their Team performance and sounds like Federation cup a prediction for those supporters all around the world. Read More »

Los Angeles Clippers Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Paul George

Paul George and LeBron James , pictured during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, are reportedly both targets of the Los Angeles Lakers . If the Clippers are able to resign Blake Griffin, they would surely look to trade him midseason. That didn't happen, and George doesn't have to worry about leaving $70 million plus on the table by leaving the Pacers. Read More »

Portugal vs Mexico Confederation Cup group stage match end in draw

After friendly 1-0 defeats to both Northern Ireland and Belarus en route to Russian Federation, the All Whites have now played three matches in the last two weeks without scoring. We deserved to win and the team are to be congratulated". "We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them". Read More »

Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain

They were like a heavyweight boxer and we were middleweight, which we expected. Strachan also applauded the contribution of Griffiths. "It was probably one of the most emotional games ever in my managerial career". England struggled to break down their hosts during the disappointing game until the 70th minute, when sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found the back of the net after a good solo run. Read More »

Pacers have reportedly discussed Paul George trade with Cavs

Sources: All-Star Paul George tells Pacers he plans to leave franchise in 2018 free agency, prefers Lakers . But if you're the Lakers , why take a chance? Just before the trade deadline in February, USA TODAY Sports reported that George was "hell bent" on joining the Lakers . Read More »

NBA Draft Rumors: Paul George, Jimmy Butler Trades?

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The Lakers could decide to wait and pursue George when he becomes a free agent, but that comes at a risk. The favorites right now are the Cleveland Cavaliers , but can Daryl Morey and the Rockets get involved? A deal with the Lakers might be harder to work out as that franchise is aiming to build around the young players it has been collecting in recent seasons. Read More »

Rafael Nadal will miss Queen's after a gruelling clay court season

Exhausted after notching a 10th French Open victory, Nadal told Aegon Championships organisers he had been advised by doctors to rest. For the third time in his career, Nadal won every set at a grand slam . A lengthy injury list - including trouble with his knees, wrist, and back - saw Nadal slip to ninth in the world rankings at the end of past year. But it's been a while: The Spaniard, now 31, has not made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon since 2011. Read More »

McGregor fight set for August 26

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The 40-year-old Floyd Mayweather hasn't fought since his retirement in 2015, while McGregor's last fight was back in November last year. It will take place on August 26 T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . Nate Diaz , which McGregor took on 11 days' notice prior to UFC 196, and a bout vs. Chad Mendes on 10 days' notice. Holm expects more cross-over challenges - between UFC fighters and professional boxers - in the future. Read More »

Ward retains titles with TKO win

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Good luck with that. The unbeaten Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand that buckled his knees and then finished him off on the ropes 30 seconds later with a series of body shots around the mid-section at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. Read More »

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

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Somewhere exists a white hat, created by the mother of freshman pitcher Charles King and bedazzled with Howard's moniker. Their No. 1 starter is a first-round draft pick. "He just put good swings to keep working the count until he got a pitch he could handle". "He's a great guy, one of my best friends, and it's awesome to see him do what he does", Merrill said. Read More »

Indiana Pacers Offseason Guide

The odds of this happening, of course, are highly unlikely. As a result, there are plenty of rumors surrounding a Paul George trade and the latest ones are below. Houston has a bevy of young players and flexible contracts to make a trade happen, but George would have to adjust to Mike D'Antoni's free-flowing offense. Read More »

Maroons ready to bounce back, says Cameron Smith

Queensland made wholesale changes for game two but Daley remained diplomatic on whether the tide had turned to the point that Kevin Walters' squad overhaul indicated that NSW was finally dictating terms on the Origin stage. It's a great feeling being back in this arena - I'm looking forward to Brisbane now. "Those debutants, you can be told as much as you like about the pace of the game and all of the hits but until you get out there and feel it, it's an unknown and that's the part of it ... Read More »

Strong start, rough finish for Adam Hadwin at US Open

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When Matsuyama, at number four the highest ranked player to make the cut, delivered the round of the day a six-under 66 to get within one of the lead, a rampaging Koepka countered with golf's version of the knockout punch, clinching victory in ruthless style by registering three straight birdies from the 14th. Read More »

Defending champion Russell Knox remains in background — Travelers Championship

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Si WOOOOOO Kim (Kim withdrew Monday) represent the Top 30 contingent in 2017. This is, perhaps, Bubba's favorite non-Augusta spot on Tour. He's been in the mix at both majors this year and Hoffman's having a nice season on Tour. In terms of recent play, the guys to target in bogey avoidance are Brian Harman , Justin Thomas , Paul Casey , Chad Campbell, Byeong-Hun An, Chez Reavie, Kyle Reifers, Spencer Levin, Patrick Reed , and Geoff Ogilvy. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Ronaldo ignored swirling speculation over his Real Madrid future to provide an assist for Ricardo Quaresma's first-half opener in Kazan in a man-of-the-match display. Osorio hinted that Club America youngster Edson Alvarez - who is now with the Mexico squad to gain experience - also has the ability, like Marquez, to play both at the heart of the defense and in midfield. Read More »

76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

Griffin has also maneuvered around some restrictions - the Cavaliers now are without a pick in this year's draft - to re-shape Cleveland's roster, which needs tweaking again after the Warriors exposed an aging bench in their third Finals matchup with the Cavs. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Not to say, of course, that New Zealand played the whole game around the gate, sometimes good team counterattacked, but the real danger of the gate Akinfeev case nearly never came. But we played them in October in front of 40,000 fans, it was a close game and we caused them problems. We don't want to be fearful or negative or sit back and allow Mexico to do what they want. Read More »

Detroit Red Wings reveal all-new Adidas jerseys

They are beige with the number on the back outlined in red. The new sweaters - modeled by defenseman Jaccob Slavin on the team's site - also incorporate black stripes alongside the white stripes that were added four years ago. The ADIZERO jerseys will be lighter , with the teams' logo weighing 46 percent less and the letter and numbers weighing 60 percent less. The new Adidas sweater features three stripes [two silver, surrounding one yellow, with silver accents], while the previous ... Read More »

Mourinho Accused of Tax Evasion in Spain as Ronaldo Gets Hearing Date

The Portugal superstar Ronaldo, who is now playing for his country at the ongoing Fifa Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, is said to be unhappy in Spain after allegations surfaced that he had committed tax fraud. Ronaldo, through his personal branding agent Jorge Mendes - who also represents Mourinho in offering to public and private organizations the for-profit right to use his image in advertisements - has denied any wrongdoing. Read More »