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Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths

Defender Carlos Salcedo has returned home after suffering a shoulder injury against the All Whites while Hector Moreno will undergo a late fitness test. The former national team goalkeeper, who has played and managed in various countries beyond his native Russian Federation, has made the last four of the 2018 his target. Read More »

Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis


Bernardo Silva turned Eliseu's low cross into the net four minutes later, although he suffered a knock on the ankle in the process. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Or will 2016 European Championship winners Portugal manage to hand New Zealand there 12th straight Confederations Cup defeat, and nail down their place in this year's semifinals of the World Cup prelude tournament? Just as they did in the 2-2 draw with Portugal and victory over New Zealand , Mexico made a slow start ... Read More »

Confederation Cup: Alexis Sanchez becomes Chile's highest goal scorer ever

Suffering from an ankle sprain, Sanchez did not start the first game of the pre-World Cup tournament, playing only a few minutes in the win over Cameroon . Sanchez became Chile's all-time record scorer early on, passing Marcelo Salas with his 38th worldwide goal after a mistake from Arsenal team-mate Shkodran Mustafi . Read More »

Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Nine-year veteran Lopez appeared posted averages of 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks last season while becoming the longest-tenured player in Nets history. Oops. In case you can't read the embedded tweet, Fultz said that he was "Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name)", all while happily pointing out that the message was sponsored by watchmaker Tissot. Read More »

Warren Gatland Issues Fitness Updates On Owen Farrell And Leigh Halfpenny


Victory would hand the Lions their fourth win since touching down in New Zealand, and Farrell believes his squad are on course to compete for a first series success against the world champions since 1971. Coach Dave Rennie is without several of his top players who were involved last night's 10-32 defeat by the Lions in Rotorua, including Damian McKenzie, whom he considered putting on the reserves bench but had to decide otherwise after the little No10 suffered a few knocks late in the ... Read More »

Celtics, 76ers complete trade for No. 1 draft pick

Of course, the Celtics , who accumulate point guards like they're collector's items, could look to add another point guard at the No. 3 spot, or trade down. 27 pick - but those could be appetizers to what we could see on Thursday. Indiana's OG Anunoby, who is 6-8 with a 7-2 wingspan and can finish at the rim with authority, could be the surprise of this class. Read More »

76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly

DULL DRAFT: Neither Golden State nor Cleveland, who met in the NBA Finals, has a pick in the two-round draft. The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson , the athletic small forward from Kansas. Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among freshmen , and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. Read More »

Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

If Pelinka and Johnson have to surrender players to IN, they may gut their team enough to make the roster look less attractive for the other star player. The Lakers have drafted 90 players in the 38 years since Johnson arrived in Los Angeles. There are 18 players on the current roster, though four are unrestricted free agents. Read More »

Andre Ward finishes Sergey Kovalev in eighth round, retains titles


Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Ward left no room for discussion. However, Ward's trainer Virgil Hunter sees things differently. And he's like right now, "oh yeah I beat the Kovalev , but he won with empty Kovalev ". "Facing a great fighter, you've got to raise your game to the next level". Read More »

Fultz, Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Kentucky's De' Aaron Fox , right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Sacramento Kings as the fifth pick overa. Two of the most successful programs in college basketball history had a very good night. "Sometimes I'll be on the ball, sometimes I'll be off". That probably will change by the trade deadline - and maybe even during free agency - but George's discontentment isn't helping him get what he wants so far. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers nab Ball in NBA draft's first round


The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. But standing in a corner of the main hallway - a blue 76ers hat on his head and a few bags of souvenirs at his feet - was Mike Jones, Fultz's head coach at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington , D.C. Read More »

Ronaldo confident of Portugal glory


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. New Zealand and Mexico players trade blows during the Confed Cup match at Sochi, Russia on Wednesday. If Portugal play to their ability, they should win this match and punch a ticket to the semifinal. Read More »

New Zealand vs Portugal: how and where to watch

Both nations have four points, with group leaders Chile facing Australia on Sunday while Germany meet Cameroon at the same time. Santos said left-back Raphael Guerreiro is ruled out with a bruised foot, and not a fractured leg, as was first thought after Wednesday's narrow win over Russian Federation. Read More »

Russian Federation chase win in 3-wayrace for Confed Cup last 4

Still, the lone New Zealand reporter at the tournament insisted at the pre-match news conference that more than four million people back home want to see Ronaldo face the All Whites for the first time. "We played very well, we wanted to win and get the result in the first half". "I believe we will win against New Zealand but I can't say what will happen in that match", said Santos. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole from Valtteri Bottas in Baku

It was Hammy's 66th pole placing, moving one clear of Ayrton Senna into second place on F1's pole table and just two behind Michael Schumacher's all-time record. If you can get them working 100% on one lap you can easily go a lot faster, but it was not the case today. "He's fantastic, especially thinking about his lap time here, because the difference he makes [compared] to everybody... Read More »

76ers go with Fultz, Lakers snag Ball at No. 2


In all, the first seven and 12 of the first 14 picks were freshmen . "I think that, in this kind of position-less league, those guys are really valuable", said Stevens. He averaged 16.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists as a junior. Sacramento was the only team with two lottery picks. With the fifth pick, the Sacramento Kings chose De'Aaron Fox, a very talented point guard . Read More »

Peter O'Mahony to lead Lions against Maori side with Warburton benched

There were positives. CJ Stander was vast despite this being his third game in a week, carrying relentlessly and smashing himself into the tackle time and time again. For the first time on this tour, Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are partnered together in the half-backs. "They'll be wanting to do that in all three Test matches and it nearly takes a bit of a shine off everything they've achieved in the last couple of years if they don't". Read More »

Germany edge Australia at Confederations Cup


Julian Draxler stepped up and converted from the spot. "It's just disappointing. I didn't come here to lose games". "When the teams walk out tomorrow I reckon we'll be younger". "The only way you can [improve] is to keep exposing them to this level", he said. Although neither team had found the twine by the break, Sanchez's entry into play 15 minutes after play resumed was the key in La Roja's victory, given that he helped manufacture both goals for his squad on Sunday. Read More »

Hamilton says Mercedes can see the goalposts again


Lewis Hamilton earned his third Canadian Grand Prix victory in a row on Sunday and he did it by thoroughly dominating the Formula One race at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal , Canada. "Obviously, we're not the quickest auto on the track at the moment but we're managing to put it together on a Sunday", said Ricciardo. "I think the working environment we've both experienced this year is on a complete other level, on a professional level that's been above any other year that I have ... Read More »

First blood to the All Blacks


Asked whether his side could still force a close series, the New Zealander said: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ". His handling around the field was sloppy - one egregious knock-on int he first-half lingers - and Jones naturally lacked the dynamism as his second-half replacement , Maro Itoje. Read More »

Proteas coach Domingo to fly back home post mother's accident

Curran troubled the batsmen from his very first ball in worldwide cricket, forcing a top edge from Reeza Hendricks which only just evaded Dawson as he ran back from backward short leg. Several South African media outlets report that the 42-year-old's contract expires at the end of the England tour and he must re-apply if he wishes to stay in the role. Read More »

Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights

Schlemko started his pro career way back in 2007-08 for the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, however, he would appear for their National Hockey League team, the Phoenix Coyotes the next season playing in just three games scoring one point. "Without pushing someone in a direction where maybe they're not comfortable I believe he should be (in the NHL), but at the same time we'll do what's best for him and for us", Shero said. Read More »

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

Overall though, it was a fair victory", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos . "Three quarters of the squad have never played at this level, and with new players coming through all the time I'm optimistic about the future". They opened their tournament against Portugal and played brilliantly. The game is not limited to 90 minutes. Live streams of the matches can also be watched on the ITV Sport website. Read More »

Grading the Golden State Warriors' draft picks


As that performance-and a four-block showing in the Final Four against North Carolina demonstrated-Bell's rim-protecting capabilities are top-notch. Bell could fill a role sooner than later when Golden State needs a defensive-minded sub. McCaw popped in and out of the lineup all season, providing mini contributions when given the opportunity and showing enough in the playoffs, including the closeout game in The Finals, where Steve Kerr is already talking about him as a nightly rotation piece ... Read More »

Head Coach Luke Walton Wants LaVar Ball to Slow Down


He also stated to Lonzo that he expects a Ball jersey to be hanging on their wall of legendary players. Grandpa Ball-who claims he didn't let LaVar play sports competitively until 10th grade-sounded excited about what the future had in store for his grandsons, and he said LaVar took the family out to a lavish dinner in New York City after Lonzo was drafted. Read More »

Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

Forward Andre Silva wrapped up the comfortable victory with a fierce angled finish on 80 minutes and Nani added a fourth in stoppage time. Cristiano Ronaldo now has 75 worldwide goals . New Zealand at least came close through captain Chris Wood but their threat was akin to a water pistol when compared to Portugal's heavy artillery with the All Whites' Stefan Marinovic standing between his team and a real pasting. Read More »

Sixers introduce draft picks at press conference

After the Boston Celtics took Duke forward Jayson Tatum at No. 3, the Phoenix Suns selected small forward Josh Jackson of Kansas with the fourth pick. Curry and Green most often initiated their offense, but ex-Sixer Andre Iguodala, a reserve, also did so at times. Fultz , wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs at the Barclays Center, is a natural talent on the court that moves with fluidity and ease, and his abilities and tendencies have been dissected heavily heading into ... Read More »

Portugal and Mexico Through to Confederations Cup Semi-Finals

The groups are still wide open, with only New Zealand eliminated after their losses to both Russian Federation and Mexico . Mexico brought the game to a logical victory, making Hudson's team fourth consecutive defeat. We have to be better and more consistent, stronger in both ways. "I am proud of what my team did, it's normal to have to suffer at this level, but we deserved to win", said Osorio. Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student. Finally, at the 10th pick by Florida , they picked Owen Tippett . "I don't think we are, as I told you guys before, but I'm not going to sit here and tell anyone who we're taking or give anyone enough hints to say who we're taking". Read More »