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Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup

Akinfeev had kept his team in the match early in the second half when he tipped a powerful header by Andre Silva round the post . It quickly became clear that the intentions of the "Aztec" is more than serious. A much changed Mexico line-up nearly came unstuck against New Zealand at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup but held on to win 2 - 1 in a hard-fought win. Read More »

Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

I sensed it, I felt it, and we get that feedback from players, agents, conversations with your colleagues in the marketplace, the 29 other teams. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. Fans have still yet to see the full potential of Okafor, but in his rookie season, he averaged over 17 points a game. "The talent level of this class is far and away better than where I was sitting in 2006", he said. Read More »

Here's what time the NBA Draft starts and where to watch it

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The Lakers used their third straight No. 2 pick on Ball , who averaged 14.6 points and led the nation with 7.6 assists in his only season at UCLA . "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "But I felt like a one-sentence message didn't really strike the right tone". "Welcome to the team Lonzo Ball ". Read More »

Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

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Let me pause here to say that just as winning this race for Republicans was a morale booster, losing this race definitely kicks Democrats in the gut. In all four states, Democrats bolstered their historical performance in districts they lost by double-digit margins past year. Republicans "don't want to go there, they want to go to San Francisco and a cable auto". Read More »

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

Woops! Hey, we're still impressed Fultz was in a humble mindset that he might not be the No. 1 pick despite all the expectations and hype. More than ever, he's the heavy favorite to get his wish to play for his hometown team. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "I think it would be great for me to end up here". As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and purple Big Baller Brand hat, the ... Read More »

Winners and Losers of the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

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But Wednesday night, Fleury found himself a new team - and a new city. If the Vegas Golden Knights were to uncover a franchise face among 30 other teams, the obvious choice was Marc-Andre Fleury. The three-time Cup victor lost his starting job with the back-to-back champion Penguins, but he'll get to start over in the desert with two years on his contract. Read More »

Gold Cup preview: O'Brien satisfied George in good Order for defence

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She can emulate Persuasive, who won the Sandringham for Gosden and owners Cheveley Park previous year. The 5-year-old son of Galileo (IRE), defending champion in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) and a top-level competitor worldwide, stalked the early pace, then willingly moved to the lead as the field turned for home in the 1 1/4-mile Prince of Wales's. Read More »

Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis

AC Milan's new signing Andre Silva should lead Portugal's attack in the David verses Goliath clash in St Petersburg . John Sutcliffe reports from Sochi on the keys to Mexico's victory in a game full of squad changes against New Zealand . Read More »

Confederations Cup Ronaldo Header Downs Hosts Russia

Tuesday was a classic callback to that tournament , as Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0 in a relatively boring game, with Ronaldo scoring the victor. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the flawless opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can succeed under the most hard circumstances. Read More »

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

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We've been left with little doubt as to who Philadelphia will add with the first overall selection, but how does that alter the dynamic of the first 14 picks? Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs have produced an incredible portion of the NBA's top talent of recent years. Read More »

Golden Knights Roster Ready To Select Players

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta, of Finland, deflects a shot during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. Vegas must select 30 players, one from each contributing team. McPhee said he plans to use all the time allotted to find the best deals. "I'm really interested to see how much movement that there's going to be". Read More »

Timberwolves Steal the Show With Draft Deal for Jimmy Butler

Doctors said if they had a ideal situation for where my knee could be at, it would be mine. In reuniting Butler with his old coach Tom Thibodeau , the Bulls get Kris Dunn , Zach LeVine and the No. "I'm an open-minded person, " Wade said. "If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland!" he wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Timberwolves Deal For All Star

The Celtics - long rumored to have been interested in Butler - refused to part with the No. 3 pick in the draft , which they used to select Jayson Tatum, or the Nets' first-round pick in 2018, which they own, to Chicago, who ended up making a deal with Minnesota for its own package of young players. Read More »

Vegas takes advantage of National Hockey League expansion draft

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Louis Blues), William Karlsson ( Columbus Blue Jackets ) Oscar Lindberg ( New York Rangers ), Cody Eakin (Dallas), Tomas Nosek (Detroit Red Wings), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare ( Philadelphia Flyers ), Teemu Pulkkinen (Arizona Coyotes ), William Carrier (Buffalo Sabres) and Connor Brickley ( Carolina Hurricanes ). Read More »

Pakistan hope Hasan will shine again in CT final

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They were also the only team unbeaten in the competition. There's a reason why Pakistan were being termed as "unpredictable" going into the Champions Trophy and they proved it today. The pitch counted against them, he adds, but England's lack of subtlety was exposed. A disappointing batting performance from tournament favourites England contributed to their surprise departure from the International Cricket Council ( ICC) Champions Trophy today. Read More »

Fleury heads Vegas' expansion draft picks

The highlight of the draftees were three-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie from the Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury, as well as Predators veteran forward James Neal . And in between, McPhee will be able to move veteran D-men on expiring contracts - Vegas now has five such players, including Garrison - for draft picks and prospects near the trade deadline to continue the organization's growth. Read More »

Sacramento Kings select Justin Jackson with No. 15 pick in NBA Draft

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Monk was named SEC freshman of the year, averaging 19.8 points per game and shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range. More information will be provided soon. Watch live analysis of the Kings' trade picks right here . "I feel like we can grow together", Fox said of the Kings' young core. "I'm going to beat him", Monk said with a laugh. Read More »

Germany vs. Australia: Five things we learned

Bernd Leno was poor against Australia , at fault for one and perhaps disappointed with Australia's other goal. Low promised to change up his tactics and teams through the tournament, which Germany regards as preparation for their World Cup defence in 2018. Read More »

Evgeni Malkin bids Marc-Andre Fleury adieu in touching tribute

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The 32-year-old opted to waive his no-movement clause with the Penguins for the chance to become a starting netminder once more after Matt Murray stole his long-time No. And with that, George McPhee exhaled. The picks were announced in four separate segments, during which trades between the Golden Knights and other teams were announced as well. Read More »

Markelle Fultz selected No. 1 overall by Philadelphia 76ers in NBA Draft

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Analysis: It should be fairly obvious why the Timberwolves would make this trade . This past Monday, I actually went to Boston and they put me through a workout and it was great. Charlotte Hornets: The 40th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (Dwayne Bacon) and cash considerations. Starting point guard Jrue Holiday is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and New Orleans traded his backup, Tim Frazier, to Washington on Wednesday for the 52nd pick in the draft. Read More »

Munster's Peter O'Mahony to skipper Lions against Maoris

It was a result the Lions , and the tour, really needed after a poor start, and it showed that they certainly can be a threat in the test series. "This is only a start", he said. Liam Coltman's pushover score got the home side back into it and in the end, a penalty from Marty Banks sealed the win for The Highlanders . Conor Murray - Munster, Ireland 1. Read More »

'O'Mahony at the lineout is key,' Schmidt says

Ioane has won his two previous test caps off the bench. Kieran Read returns to captain the All Blacks after being sidelined for nearly two months with a broken thumb. If the Lions win on Saturday, it will end New Zealand's 23-year unbeaten record at Eden Park, and while that statistic says everything about his players' degree of difficulty, Gatland has no intention of becoming pre-occupied by it. Read More »

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

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Tim Walz of Minnesota. "It's time for a new generation of leadership". But for now they said a different approach would rest on the party message - not Pelosi. Ryan added, "I don't think it's fair". Ryan contested Pelosi in the House Democratic Caucus leadership election last November. A national influx of roughly $25 million - the most ever spent on a U.S. Read More »

Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw

Coach Hugo Broos understands the challenge which is in front of his side, who never really got going in their opening match. "We won't keep sitting back, we'll get to where we want to get to". Australia grew into a contest starved of quality, as first Tom Rogic curled a free-kick over before Mathew Leckie blazed Gersbach's low cross above the frame of the goal . Read More »

Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

Or as the Nadals preferred: La Decima, Spanish for "The Tenth ". "It's impossible to compare it to another place", Nadal said . However, the most important thing is being one of the top four seeds (especially with Roger Federer's seed now unknown) and it is unlikely he loses that distinction. Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Vegas' expansion draft choices certainly appear to form a team that could make noise in the Pacific Division . By the time the National Hockey League entry draft concludes Saturday afternoon in Chicago, numerous players and draft picks selected by the Knights on Wednesday will be sent packing to other teams as general manager George McPhee begins transforming an abundance of unprotected, unsigned and unproven players into a competitive, 23-man roster by the time the Knights open the ... Read More »

Germany starts FIFA Confed Cup with 3-2 win over Australia

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Leno demonstrated that he's far from being able to replace 31-year-old Neuer in the German goal, as he was wrong-footed on Australia's first goal and spilled a soft deflection for their second. "At the end of the day it's Germany footballers comes tournament time, they always perform well". "But if we show the same kind of patience against them that we showed in the second half against Germany then we can cause teams problems". Read More »

Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

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Carter retired from global rugby after helping the All Blacks to World Cup glory back in 2015, having carved out an outstanding career studded with personal and collective highs. Courtney Lawes suffered a nasty-looking head knock in Tuesday's Highlanders loss, with Jenkins admitting the England lock is unlikely to recover in time to feature this weekend. Read More »

76ers make Markelle Fultz top pick in National Basketball Association draft

The 6-4, 195-pounder instantly brings an offensive versatility that should enhance the talents of all, especially Embiid and Simmons. Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem fine with the current system. Read More »

NHL Expansion Mock Draft: Predictions For Vegas Golden Knights' Roster

They protected forwards Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist, defensemen Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta and goalie Matt Murray. He received the lists of available and protected players at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday and has until 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday to submit his selections. Read More »

Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round

It changed in a unusual fight, brilliantly planned by Ward and his camp, and brilliantly executed - occasionally with punches that lacked a Global Positioning System and wound up south of the border. 'I don't have anything on the books right now for a cruiserweight fight, a heavyweight fight . But Ward's achievements speak for themselves: an Olympic gold medallist, unbeaten as a professional and a two-weight world champion who has faced and beaten the toughest possible opposition. Read More »

Lakers looking to acquire another 1st round pick

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LB: Yeah. A lot of footwork stuff. Drafted in the second round in 2008, the 6-foot-11, 307-pound native of Montenegro made his National Basketball Association debut on October 27, 2010. All my boy is anxious about is his team winning. Jackson also spoke on the misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage in relation to a December incident in which he allegedly kicked a auto being driven by a Kansas women's basketball player. Read More »

Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

Griffin orchestrated the trade that brought Kevin Love from Minnesota, and he bolstered the Cavs' roster with other trades and free agent signings. Australia's Ben Simmons is nearly certain to team up with top point guard prospect Markelle Fultz in Philadelphia next season after the 76ers and Boston Celtics confirmed their National Basketball Association draft deal. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

Neither side anticipated the deal would become so lopsided in favor of the Celtics but the Nets posted the league's worst record last season, setting in motion the chain of events leading Fultz to become a 76er. He missed six games with a knee issue late in the season. The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons past year . Read More »