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Warriors pick up No. 38 pick Jordan Bell in deal with Bulls

The Warriors put a first-round grade on him, and he could prove to be a viable small-ball five off the bench his rookie year - the kind of player the Warriors might particularly need after this summer's free agency period. And reality is setting in. Freaking great news, right Cavs fans? SMH. I was like, all right. "It's not your fault". De'Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson and Frank Mason are tough, charismatic players from big-time programs, and Duke freshman Harry Giles was said to have ... Read More »

Lonzo Ball Responds To The Trash Talk By Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

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With Magic Johnson serving as the general manager for the Lakers , the 19-year-old Ball expects to learn valuable insights from the five-time National Basketball Association champion. Rob also spoke about how impressed he was with the way Lavar Ball coached his sons and about 17 other kids in the neighborhood when he first visited the family. Read More »

Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

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Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. The Lakers went with a local product with the No. 2 pick, getting UCLA guard Lonzo Ball. But no matter what, no one can take from LaVar Ball that he essentially willed his son into becoming the starting point guard of the Lakers, which is a pretty incredible thing to do. Read More »

Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team

Fultz noted, very meticulously, that his Internet search yielded six Chic-fil-A chains in the city - "Seven, if you count the one at the airport". The jury is still out on the third, Ben Simmons , who was the top selection a year ago. The Sixers also hold four second-round picks (36, 39, 46, 50) on Thursday. "He plays with reckless abandon and some of that has got to be controlled", Colangelo said. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out

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On the suspension of Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira, also known as " Pepe " the coach said it may be a blessing in disguise because a new player might emerge in his place in the semi-finals. Put to him that those in Saint Petersburg and others watching back in New Zealand were excited about watching the forward, Santos told a press conference: "There are many millions who, every time Cristiano plays, are very interested in him playing". Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

I know when I was a young player, I had a target on my back from my own teammates because of things my dad [NBA great Bill Walton] said, but it ended up working out. 1- Simmons to the rotation. They will amplify it. "We want to thank him for what he did for us", Johnson said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina . Read More »

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

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That's unacceptable and why I lost my temper. We respect this team . "I hope we're not going to be surprised but we have to be very vigilant against the New Zealanders". We are the only country that is not the champion of its respective continent. It took a high bounce just outside the box, and Hirving Lozano beat Akinfeev to the ball. Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico

Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early victor as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 on Wednesday to go top of Group A and spoil Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's 100th cap. A return to Russian Federation for next summer's World Cup will only be possible if the All Whites, who must first win the qualifying section in Oceania, can then win a play-off against the team that finishes fifth in South America, which is a spot now occupied by Lionel Messi's Argentina. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi berths

Fernando Santos is expected to rotate his squad, leaving out the likes of Ronaldo against the already-eliminated Kiwis. AC Milan's new signing Andre Silva should lead Portugal's attack in the David verses Goliath clash in St Petersburg . Read More »

Defence won All Blacks the game - Read

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Full debutant Rieko Ioane bagged a try brace with hooker Codie Taylor steaming into the corner for another score, as the All Blacks subdued the Lions . The All Blacks will face the Lions at 7.35 tonight. He took a low pass to score and Barrett added a wide-angled conversion for a 10-0 lead. Soon after, Barrett drew first blood with a straightforward penalty for offside. Read More »

Moody's: Hospital uncompensated care costs will rise under proposed Senate bill

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Because it preserves more reasonable subsidies than the House bill and because its Medicaid drawdown happens in the distant 2020s - which is to say, perhaps never - it might not be an outright political catastrophe. It would gut the Medicaid program by $880 billion over 10 years and pass most of the savings on to wealthy taxpayers by abolishing taxes created by the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

Fans Celebrate Russia's Win In Confederations Cup Opener

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The over 68,000-seat capacity stadium is created to host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup matches. "Dorogiye druzhya (dear friends), dobro pozhalovat (welcome)", Infantino said. Petersburg yesterday. All full-time duels Portugal and Russian Federation won the hosts. Russia's win eases the pressure on its second game, against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Moscow on Wednesday. Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Cristiano Ronaldo for Confederations Cup group finale

When asked about the eight changes to the playing XI against New Zealand , Marquez said Colombian coach Juan Carlos Osorio had things under control. Ronaldo scored with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute, four minutes before Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an unguarded goal. Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an very bad mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the ... Read More »

Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

New Zealand lost their first two games to Russian Federation and Mexico 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. To find out, watch the Mexico vs. Russia FIFA Confederations Cup Group A match live stream from 45,300-seat Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia , with streaming video offered by Fox Sports Go at this link or by downloading the Fox Sports Go app to view the live stream on tablet computers and smartphones. Read More »

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup

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Portugal topped Group A with seven points from three games, ahead of Mexico on goal difference after the CONCACAF champions beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1. Having spent the New Zealand game on the bench, star striker Javier Hernandez is expected to start while Osorio must make changes after injuries to defenders Carlos Salcedo and Hector Moreno . Read More »

Confederations Cup :European Champions,Portugal cruise into semi-finals

Despite Mexico's captain Diego Reyes being at fault for the foul, it was Hector Herrera who took Boxall's kick and was the first to act by giving him a push in return. New Manchester City signing, Bernando Silva then doubled Portugal's lead four minutes later with his last act in the game. "I hope they can get the pitch in better condition because it's always important for the quality of the match, especially where you have teams which are technically strong and fast". Read More »

What we know about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight

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Mayweather, generally considered the greatest boxer of his generation, earned about $800m in his career, including a whopping $300m in his much-hyped "fight of the century" with rival Manny Pacquiao . In UFC , Macgregor's record is 21-3, and he has never competed in a professional boxing match. "Floyd is surrounded by some smart people and we got this thing done", White said. Read More »

Faf du Plessis Takes Responsibility of South Africa Loss

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South Africa confirmed that when the kitchen heats up they head for the garage. Hashim Amla was very watchful, escaping an early run-out attempt as he toiled for runs before falling for 35 off 54 balls. The fielders backed our bowlers. India won the match by 8 wickets. Dhawan took 16 matches to reach the landmark. Kohli remained in total control, however, and Yuvraj Singh hoisted JP Duminy over mid-wicket for a huge six to complete the most comfortable of wins for his team. Read More »

Mexico Hopes to Make Statement Against Russia in Confederations Cup

And in the 68th minute, Russia's hopes of an equaliser were dealt a blow when Zhirkov was sent off with a second yellow card after elbowing Miguel Layun. "It was an incredible first-half performance from us". But Russia - with midfielder Alexandr Erokhin on for Shishkin - made a bigger effort in the second half, and Smolov just failed to connect with a cross in a promising position just after the hour. Read More »

All Blacks outclass Lions in first Test

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Jamie George also put in a shift with 20 tackles, but watched the hooker clad in black pick up a pass off his bootlaces to score. There is no point quibbling over the minutiae of Gatland's selection as, aside for an Itoje here or there, it was seen as the strongest, most exciting XV the Lions could offer. Read More »

Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confederations Cup

Germany manager Joachim Low's experiment with youth will face a litmus test when his boys take on a risky Chile side in their Group B clash of the 2017 Confederations Cup at the Kazan Arena on Thursday. Germany had more possession in the second half, though they seemed content to pass the ball from side to side in a bid to wear out the Chileans. Likewise, Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi and Sanchez could line up against each other. Read More »

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Victorious Pakistan players dominated the Champions Trophy team of the tournament which was announced on Monday (Tuesday NZ time) with their captain Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side. According to Pathak, similar incidents between the two sets of fans have occurred in the past. India was outplayed by Pakistan in the final in all departments and the batters put up a poor show as the whole top order crumbled down while chasing. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand

But they were slow to start and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot. In the final round of the champions of Europe will meet with the national team of New Zealand . This adds extra interest to how this one will play out. Read More »

Lions back three places not decided - Gatland

We appreciate the feedback, but it doesn't change much of our plan". "But we were very, very clear that we wanted to give the Lions a gift to mark the occasion and to welcome them to Wellington and the region. "There will be some healthy debate and that's the way we want it". The hosts barely had a sniff on home soil, as a mid-week Lions squad - missing most of the players expected to play the All Blacks on Saturday - picked them apart at will, running in four tries and dominating from ... Read More »

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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Chile and Germany are now in the first two places of their Group B having four points each ahead of Australia and Cameroon (one point each). Earlier, Australia's captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty as the Socceroos fought back to draw with Cameroon to leave both teams facing an early exit. Read More »

Praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions

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It wasn't easy, I thought the Lions played magnificently. - The All Blacks have won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the sides, with the Lions' only win in that run coming in the second Test in 1993. If the tight five do the job everyone else can play. The fast delivery allowed Smith to get on the front foot, and with a head fake and some footwork and a pass to Rieko Ioane , the left wing was over for the important try in his first test start which allowed the All Blacks ... Read More »

New Zealand vs. Portugal in 2017 Confederations Cup

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Have you read Trendiee Today? Portugal coach Fernando Santos speaks during a news conference in St.Petersburg, Russia , Friday, June 23, 2017 . However, they can still cause a huge upset by beating Portugal and giving the hosts an outside chance of qualifying. And Mexico went on to take the lead in even more weird circumstances early in the second half, with Akinfeev completely misjudging a long ball and presenting Hirving Lozano with a simple headed finish. Read More »

Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

Chicago bet on the trio of Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo , and the team sputtered during the regular season. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Read More »

First blood to New Zealand in opening Test over British Lions

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Kieran Read had 17 gain line busting runs, Jerome Kaino looked similarly unsafe and Sam Cane did his best Richie McCaw impersonation in a stellar performance.Whereas the Lions relied on the counterattack as their only way to the tryline, the All Blacks produced offload after to offload to ensure a lightning quick pace and it was those offloads which won them the game. Read More »

South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

Earlier Tom Curran took three wickets on debut as South Africa were restricted to what appeared to be an under-par 174 for 8. England will feel they should have won after being well- placed but they struggled in the closing overs after losing top scorer Jason Roy . Read More »

Bottas keen for long-term Mercedes deal

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This was the second time he's done that this season, again, proving his dominance in the sport. "At the factory he brings great energy", Hamilton said. "At the moment I don't plan to". "It was important to get the lap in and make the jump to fourth". "I could easily do another three-year contract if I wanted to", he said. Read More »

Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

Teams who voluntarily kicked the ball out also got a raw deal because the ball would be returned to them deep in their own half rather than where play stopped. Oh, and don't forget New Zealand's defender Tommy Smith (he's number 20) who seemed to run from across the pitch, staunch as a rugby player, just to be part of the action. Read More »

Hamilton Says Baku Pole Even More Special than Montreal

Championship leader Vettel remained unperturbed by the gap and was confident Ferrari could challenging Mercedes in the race. It was a great result, which has pushed us to another level, and we will continue fighting for more such weekends. Read More »