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Confederations Cup : Osorio expects All Whites to show All Blacks spirit

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Portugal now with four points will be expected to grabs all three available points and qualify for the Semi-final when they meet New Zealand on Saturday. But the national team of New Zealand, as I said, at this tournament is considered an absolute outsider, while the team is not even considered potentially to leave the group. Read More »

Paul George tells Pacers he will leave for LA in 2018

Beyond that, he's not sure. My gut feeling is, Paul George is going to leave the Indiana Pacers , yet he will not join the Lakers . Earlier today, news came out of IN that All-Star forward Paul George's camp has informed the team that George does not intend to re-sign with them next off-season and his preference is to come home and play for the purple and gold IN 2018. Read More »

Paul George Tells Pacers He's Leaving in 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have had trade discussions with IN, hoping a one-year rental on a championship-caliber roster could entice him to stay longer. Los Angeles also has the No. 2 overall selection in Thursday's draft. The Pacers did not reach out to the Lakers or the other way around either. But that's a lot to give up for a player who could be elsewhere in just one year. Read More »

Blackcaps crash to heavy defeat to hosts England at Champions Trophy

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Eoin Morgan insists it was England's "brilliant bowlers" who carried them through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals as Group A table-toppers. England will look to put one foot in the semi-finals with a second successive win while New Zealand will aim for two full points after rain denied them a crack at Australia . Read More »

ICC to axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

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In response, India stuttered early in the chase after Mohammad Amir struck thrice in the first powerplay after which they failed to recover and succumbed to a 180-run defeat despite a blistering 76 from Hardik Pandya. All the boys were confident and they contributed for the superb victory, he said and added that each one of them played for the team not for themselves individually. Read More »

Bairstow leads England to rout of South Africa

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The duo found themselves heavily restricted by some confident and economical bowling from Hampshire spin duo Liam Dawson and Mason Crane , the latter of whom was making his worldwide debut on familiar territory as England opted to rest several key players following their disappointing Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan in Cardiff. Read More »

Paul George rumors: Lakers and Pacers are engaged in trade talks

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have had trade discussions with IN, hoping a one-year rental on a championship-caliber roster could entice him to stay longer. Stein reports the Clippers , Rockets , Wizards and Cavaliers have also had discussions with the Pacers about George . Knowing the star plans to leave one year from now, the Pacers will nearly be forced to move him. Read More »

Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers

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Something similar can be said of the 2017 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors . He lost to the Warriors in the first round. Durant is going to do even more than provide the Warriors with a title. Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors , but the new National Basketball Association champions did lose a legendary player on Monday. Read More »

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

Portugal were on course to win their match against Mexico after Cedric Soares gave them the lead in the 86 minute but Hector Moreno levelled the score line in stoppage time and both teams had to settle for a draw. "And in some regards they have that team spirit that represents not only New Zealand and their national football teams but also the All Blacks and their rugby teams". Read More »

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

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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 »