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NHL: League mixes fire, ice in Vegas

The event was held at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas , Nevada. Fleury took the stage in a Golden Knights jersey to wild cheers from his new home fans. In the fourth and final round of announcements, Vegas added two forwards (Erik Haula and William Karlsson ) and three defensemen (Schmidt, Clayton Stoner and Trevor van Riemsdyk ) in addition to Fleury. Read More »

Confederations Cup Preview: Groups And Game Times

But empty seats remain a concern, with Russia's Sport Express reporting that some tickets were being handed out to state workers for free in a bid to fill the stands at an upcoming Confederations Cup match in Kazan. Russian Federation set out to start the game strongly, and they did so, with Golovin seeing a shot saved and New Zealand twice needing to clear goal-bound efforts from Poloz and Viktor Vasin in the opening 10 minutes. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices


He averaged 20:20 of ice time per night, good for the third highest mark on the team. The reason for Foley's optimism probably has something to do with the NHL's expansion rules this time around. But the team won't be all defence. James Neal , who reached the Stanley Cup final with the Nashville Predators , has potted 40 goals in the past. St. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title


Wawrinka , who spent almost five hours more on court than Nadal to reach the final, looked confused and heavy-legged although he did have a glimmer in the third game when Nadal, still settling down, saved a break point. Took his head-to-head record against Wawrinka to 16-3 overall and 6-1 on clay. He lost the next two points as well to give Nadal another break and the Spaniard raced across the finish line. Read More »

Nadal is the best player ever on clay, says Wawrinka

However, Nadal did play down his chances of triumphing at the All England Club by suggesting much would depend on how his knees would respond to playing on grass, with more questions now raised over his fitness for the third Grand Slam of the year by his Queen's pullout. Read More »

Lions building nicely ahead of tests - Gatland


George North was one of the favourites to start on the wing before the tour began and remains the smart bet to occupy the 11 shirt, but Tuesday night's win over the Chiefs gives Gatland plenty of food for thought. Where many other coaches would have cracked under the pressure, especially after the losses to the Blues and the Highlanders, Warren Gatland has kept his cool superbly on tour even finding the verve to fire a few shots at the All Blacks himself this week about obstruction runners. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Ronaldo's willingness to leave Real Madrid and Spain has been partially blamed on his being chased by the tax man. According to Spanish media, Ronaldo has expressed much outrage against Spain's treatment of him, especially after being thrown these tax evasion allegations. Read More »

Chauncey Billups may have future in Cleveland Cavaliers front office

There might not be a player in all of professional sports that has the level of influence over an organization the way LeBron James does. He's demanding. "And then finally everybody is going to looking at what the Cavs did and does it give them any chance at all to beat Golden State next year". Former Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups is rumored to be targeted by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to replace General Manager David Griffin . Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's header sinks hosts Russian Federation


Ronaldo's headed goal on eight minutes was enough to seal victory and a first ever win for Portugal on Russian soil, having failed in four previous visits. The first half had been all Portugal and had they been a little more clinical, they would have had a fairly comfortable lead. " Mexico are a world-class side and we're the smallest team in the competition". Read More »

Mercedes win 'a great blow' to Ferrari - Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton qualified on pole, the 65th of his career to equal the tally of his late Brazilian boyhood idol Ayrton Senna, led from start to finish and also set the fastest lap to complete the "grand slam". Despite starting from second position on the pole, Sebastian Vettel didn't manage to get a flawless start. That brought out the safety vehicle for four laps but Ferrari waited until the restart on lap five to bring in Vettel and change his front wing and fit a set of super-soft tyres. Read More »

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

Get yourself a Philadelphia 76ers jersey. The Celtics already boast leading scorer Isaiah Thomas at point guard and they are set to obtain a top player plus gain another likely high pick in 2018 or 2019. Jackson though, has talked to Celtics president Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens over the phone last week. The question now is, who will they choose? With a usage rate over 26 percent, per Sports-Reference , Tatum is just not that player. Read More »

Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor

Espinoza said that Showtime, who had a promotional deal with Mayweather , were keen to be involved in the business. "It's official", Mayweather said in an Instagram message that included a video poster of both fighters. However, experience is clearly on his side in this fight as his opponent has never had a professional boxing match. Back in the summer of 2016, McGregor brought in former IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden to help him prepare for his rematch with Nate ... Read More »

Giovani Dos Santos features in 2-1 MEX-NZL Confederations Cup match

With the win, Portugal are now topping Group A with four points from two games while Russian Federation are in second place with three points from two games. The hosts were unlucky not to force an equaliser after a string of chances in a strong second-half display. Russia's coach Stanislav Cherchesov , on his part, dismissed suggestions that his team had been affected by nerves. Read More »

Golden Knights unveil team jersey for 2017

That team is the Las Vegas Golden Knights and they will begin picking their new team on Wednesday. The Golden Knights won't have free reign to choose any player in the National Hockey League . We're happy that we've got a lot of defencemen, we've got really good goaltending, we've got a lot of centres and we've got scoring on the wings. Here's also a reminder that some of these players could still be on the move, as McPhee has said he plans to flip some of his expansion draft picks to ... Read More »

Wesley Iwundu took unconventional path from K-State to NBA Draft


He can guard multiple positions. He spent one year in Austrailia with the Adelaide 36ers and displayed the potential to be a solid three-and-D guy. For the top draft picks, there are financial benefits, but I've always wondered about how much of an impact the sacrifice of a "normal" life between the ages of 16-21 has on these guys down the road. Read More »

My Cousin Rachel finds its flawless Rachel in this Gothic lit adaptation


Orphaned as a child, Philip ( Claflin ) is taken in by his cousin Ambrose Ashley, a confirmed bachelor and wealthy land owner. Asked if she was a wild child, the Bourne Legacy star said: 'I was very badly behaved and was expelled from school, although my mother likes to say, 'They asked you to leave, ' which is an important distinction. Read More »

National Basketball Association mock draft roundup: Where are the Wildcats projected to go?

They're 18 years old, some of them 17. Dislike the pick? Hate the pick? The top freshmen being considered in the draft include Bam Adebayo (Kentucky), Jarrett Allen (Texas), Ike Anigbogu (UCLA), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Zach Collins (Gonzaga), De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Markelle Fultz (Washington), Harry Giles (Duke), Jonathan Isaac (Florida State), Josh Jackson (Kansas), TJ Leaf (UCLA), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Malik Monk (Kentucky), Justin Patton (Creighton), Dennis Smith (NC ... Read More »

Manchester United release Zlatan Ibrahimovic amid Alvaro Morata links

English football giants Manchester United's bid of 52 million pounds ($67.6 million) for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has been rejected, a media report said on Wednesday. How would Manchester United look if they signed Alvaro Morata? Real are looking to recoup more than four times the £15.8m they paid Juventus a year ago but Morata's pedigree in front of goal makes him an ideal potential signing. Read More »

Ward vs Kovalev II: Round by round analysis

That second-round knockdown was just the second time that Ward has been knocked down in his career. That doesn't mean, however, that this victory was without controversy. "Championship fights start in second half, in the sixth round". Ward remains undefeated in 32 fights and told Max Kellerman of HBO after the fight that he is the No. Read More »

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game


It's been a problem for Mexico in major tournaments , as they will raise their game against a big nation but struggle to match those levels when facing lesser opposition. Russian Federation go into their last group game against Mexico on Saturday in Kazan knowing that most likely nothing less than a win will be enough to claim a semifinal spot, with the Gold Cup winners widely expected to beat New Zealand in Wednesday's second Group A game. Read More »

Confederations Cup Betting: Australia vs Germany

Only two members of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning squad started the game in Sochi and, while the team was dynamic going forward, it was vulnerable at the back. Germany are blessed in the goalkeeper department with Paris St Germain's Kevin Trapp and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen among the replacements in Russian Federation, yet Leno was given a vote of confidence by Low. Read More »

Mike Sullivan says Matt Murray will start for Penguins


As we all have seen, fans of both teams can get rather rambunctious. "I think that's a unsafe element of our game that has been prevalent throughout of course of this season". After the third goal went by him to end the period, his night was over after allowing three goals on nine shots. Rinne insisted his confidence isn't shaken though he was disappointed with Thursday's result. Read More »

Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title

The match saw the pairing of Gabriela Dabrowski and Rohan Bopanna best the team of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah. Ostapenko won her birthday battle against Timea Bacsinszky to become the first unseeded woman to reach the Roland Garros final for 34 years. Read More »

Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1


Only goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev , who was winning his 100th cap, denied Portugal victory by a greater margin as he made vital saves from Ronaldo and Andre Silva either side of half-time. "We are sad about that, but let's see what the exam results tell us". "They didn't have many (chances) but they were clinical", Wood said. Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov , however, is not interested in whether the hype around Ronaldo and where he may be playing club football next ... Read More »

Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confed Cup

Australia boss Postecoglou said before the game he was not planning to alter the team's possession-based approach, despite the German threat. "Winning the tournament is our second priority". Germany and Chile have never faced each other in a competitive match outside of a World Cup tournament - and not since 1982. 39 goals have been scored in Germany's nine previous matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup, an average of 4.3 per game. Read More »

State of Origin II: New South Wales v Queensland preview

The Maroons headed out for the second half knowing they had to be the first to score, and despite taking 13 minutes, they claimed an incredible try to Gagai. A shoulder injury kept Thurston out of game one, ending his record run of 36 straight Origins. You go at him and then it puts pressure on the defenders on either side. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2017 Confederations Cup kicks off in Russia


Since the 1990s, as Russian Federation, they've qualified for three World Cups (four if you include next year), having never made it out of the group stage, though they did reach the semifinals at the 2008 Euros . A number of new players have been drafted into the squad with 21-year-old Aleksandr Golovin, Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Aleksey Miranchuk, and Spartak Moscow defender Georgy Dzhikya all finding a place in the team. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup


Smolov, who netted Russia's second against the All Whites at the weekend, is hoping the home fans can drive Cherchesov's side on to a morale-boosting victory at the Spartak Stadium. Defender Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over the bar from the game's final corner in added time . However, the final disposition in the group will be settled after tonight's match between New Zealand and Mexico , who are meeting at Fisht Stadium in the southern resort city of Sochi . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31

PSG boss, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has a really good relationship with the Portuguese, who has been a target for the French club in the last years. But I need to talk to Zidane. Not according to Perez though, who is determined to keep Real's "core players". "I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers". Read More »