by | June 25, 2017 | 06:17

The Los Angeles Lakers landed their first-choice player from this year's National Basketball Association draft class as highly-rated college prospect Lonzo Ball joined his hometown franchise. It didn't take long for Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka to follow suit in a rather contradictory manner. "... (In) another sport, football, you look at passers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers that just have an ability to do something that is so special with where they put the ball and ...

by | June 25, 2017 | 06:11

It was a little unusual, though. Ramirez hit his 10th homer of the season in the fourth, while Leon connected in the sixth and then doubled home the pair in the eighth. On the other side, the Red Sox are 10-2 in their last 12 home games, are 9-2 in their last 11 games versus American League West competition, and are 12-5 in Price's last 17 starts.

by | June 25, 2017 | 06:06

Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:56

Philadelphia 76ers teammates Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons indicated Thursday night that the pressure already is on . Excluding active and recently retired athletes, there's no better fit for WWE in the world of sports these days than LaVar Ball , the braggadocios father of new Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball .

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:51

If Ward is a master of the American school, Kovalev is straight outta the Soviet system, an orthodox, come forward, relentless puncher. And he's like right now, "oh yeah I beat the Kovalev , but he won with empty Kovalev ". Weeks talks to the fighters. With another close round taking place in the 8th round, Ward uncorked a hellacious right hand that clearly took Kovalev's legs from underneath him.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:47

Before the game, the Whie Sox retired Buehrle's No. 56 jersey. Sox fan Tommy Maloney presented Buehrle with the ball as former teammates such as Frank Thomas and Buehrle's friends and family looked on from the infield. But as he grabbed a beer to relax and enjoy the game, he still checked with pitching coach Don Cooper. "I talked guys' ears off. I think at the end of the day I'm just a normal dude who was fortunate to play professional baseball and play that long and be healthy".

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:45

The Sacramento Kings selected Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. Moments after LaVar Ball went on TV and declared of his son, "From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker", Simmons simply tweeted, "Crazy pills".

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:46

She had been the tournament favourite this time in the absence of Serena Williams , but again missed out on a first major title. Third seed Halep buckled under the strain of fending off the missiles being launched off Ostapenko's lime green racket.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:43

We want to start building a successful team and you have to have a great leader and somebody who can make their teammates better and somebody who has incredible basketball IQ. But Magic and Pelinka believe they will succeed where Buss and Kupchak failed, thanks to what they see as an intriguing young core headlined by Ball and wing Brandon Ingram, last season's No.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:33

Richard Gasquet also tested positive for cocaine in 2009 but successfully argued that it occurred as a result of kissing a woman and was banned for only two-and-a-half months. In accordance with Article 2.1 of the TADP, Mr Evans was charged on 16 June with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Birmingham-born Evans withdrew from last week's Nottingham Open, this week's Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club and next week's Eastbourne tournament.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:30

BAKU-Fresh from a glorious season-saving triumph at one of his favorite venues , Lewis Hamilton sets out to tame his unpredictable and sometimes wayward "diva" of a Mercedes again as the Formula One circus endures sizzling heat at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:28

McDonough added that Jackson needs to continue to improve his shot, but expects his competitive fire to help enhance his game and the rest of his teammates' when he joins them for offseason workouts. McDonough echoed Chriss' statements and defended the team's pre-draft process and eventual decision to draft Jackson. "You make one mistake, and the only thing you do is don't make it again".

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:29

Surprise leaders in the AL Central after finishing 59-103 previous year, the Twins spent their No. 1 pick on speedy Royce Lewis, a slick-fielding shortstop out of JSerra Catholic High School in California. It was the third time in team history the Twins had the No. 1 overall pick. The first-year draft will have 40 rounds. "Cody would have taken him 1/1 I think", Marlins vice president of scouting Stan Meek said.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:28

They're accused of fatally shooting Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue before they vehicle jacked a driver that happened to pull up behind the bus traveling on Highway 16 in Putnam county. "Both officers were known for their unwavering commitment to their job and their love of family", the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement .

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:26

And on the night when Ortiz's number officially was retired at Fenway Park, members of Puckett's family were there, too. Noting that he's watched Ortiz work both on and off the field, Walsh said, "he has a heart as big as our city". "But it's going to happen". "It takes a special people to do a special thing and ... be able to have their number retired up there". Answer: They can't.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:23

CHIEFS: S Stevenson; T Pulu, T Nanai-Williams, J Fa'auli, S Alaimalo; S Donald, F Christie; S Fisiihoi, L Polwart, N Laulala; D Bird, M Allardice; M Brown, L Boshier, T Sanders. Daly's England team-mate Jack Nowell scored two tries either side of a penalty try against the Chiefs , while Ulster's Jared Payne also touched down in the victory.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:20

Santos star Lima told ESPN Brasil this week that he would move to Barca on a five-year deal in January when his contract with the Brazilian side expires. Speaking about Lima's supposed move to Barcelona this week, his team-mate Henrique said: "We are happy for him, because of the player that he is".

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:15

Teams that include the Los Angeles Lakers , the Philadelphia 76ers and even the Boston Celtics are looking to Thursday's 2017 NBA Draft to bolster their rosters with top college prospects. Mozgov won an National Basketball Association championship with Cleveland in 2016 and earned a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in London with his native Russian Federation in 2012.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:15

The card will be televised by Showtime. The fight combat sports fans have been talking about for the almost two years finally has a date and venue set. By putting up a picture of his opponent's father, McGregor took aim at Mayweather's age, which went down well with fight fans. "When the fight ends up being the disaster that is predicted, afterwards neither of them will need [boxing] any more".

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:07

The cupcake jab became an ongoing gag, as Thunder fans created tons of merchandise featuring the treat to slight Durant. Fast forward to June, and Durant's an National Basketball Association champion who doesn't mind a little trolling of his own.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:08

After that, the ball was seen hitting his shoes. But Dawson was unable to connect as England fell agonisingly short. England have won the toss and asked South Africa to bat first in second T20 in Taunton . "Eight overs, to go for 40 runs, you can't complain at all but at the same time we cant get ahead of ourselves". It was an excellent occasion, the first England match at the Taunton ground since 1984.

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:03

Conor McGregor , when he steps in there, his stand up game, I'm very damn impressed with it". "If the miracle of miracles happens, and McGregor lands and knocks out Floyd Mayweather - any man can land on another man even though it's an unlikely scenario that a novice boxer would beat Floyd Mayweather - it's not going to hurt boxing, really, but it won't help boxing, either".

by | June 25, 2017 | 05:00

While they have less than 10 points on their rival Ferrari , both Hamilton and Bottas proved this week they were able to recover from a less than stellar performance in Monaco . "Obviously the beginning of the race didn't go our way, but I was fairly confident I could get a podium - one lap short", Vettel told reporters. "Still, I knew what I had to in the end, bring the auto home and get the points".

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:59

Ortiz played 14 seasons in Boston, hitting 483 home runs for the Red Sox and 541 in his career, which included a tenure in Minnesota. The Red Sox enjoyed strong series at Philadelphia and Houston before dropping two of three at Kansas City after a late inning meltdown by the bullpen was the difference in a 6-4 loss on Wednesday.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:56

Cosby testified in a 2006 deposition that he got seven prescriptions for the powerful sedative in the 1970s for the goal of giving them to women before sex. Mr Cosby, who gave the deposition as part of Ms Constand's lawsuit against him, said in 2006 he never took Quaaludes himself, preferring to keep them on hand for social situations.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:57

Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku previous year, when he clipped the barrier and had to settle for 10th place on the starting grid, to grab pole with a time of 1:40.593 despite running wide at Turn 16. "So then you're tiptoeing around for the next two or three laps, just trying to get temperature back into the tyres". Third place is obviously not a disaster, I take it happily.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:54

In topping the timesheets, Hamilton has moved to within two pole positions of Michael Schumacher's record of 68, by claiming the 66th pole of his career, surpassing his hero Ayrton Senna's mark of 65. "But the guys did excellent work". "Just didn't get them to work as well as Lewis". A last-ditch effort from Magnussen ensured a Haas made it through to Q2 at the expense of Fernando Alonso's McLaren-Honda, which ended up 16th quickest, retrofitted with a "spec 2" engine.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:55

The Manchester City outcast drew criticism from some quarters after failing to keep out a pair of late free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths that put England on the brink of a first qualifying defeat since 2009 at Hampden Park, although Southgate insists he was never going to play against France.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:50

Ball is facing sky-high expectations, but he's also just one part of Johnson's plan to transform the Lakers into a championship contender after the worst four-season stretch in franchise history. D'Angelo (Russell) is an excellent player. "So I'm looking to go in there and just learn from Day One ..." "The best players in this league want to set the tone with these young players early, to let them know what it's like here".

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:51

Thibodeau has enough young players in Minnesota and wanted a veteran like he had during his successful run coaching the Bulls . Butler , 27, averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2) and assists (5.5) and as a top defender brings a key ingredient to a team that ranked 26th in defensive efficiency.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:46

Ronaldo's future has been a source of intense speculation over the past week after it emerged the 32-year-old forward informed Real Madrid of his desire to quit the Spanish capital. Under Spanish law prison sentences of less than two years are generally suspended providing there are no previous convictions, meaning Di Maria will avoid any actual jail time.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:43

Ball told nba .com/lakers: "It's insane". "You can't really tell by my emotions, but I feel good. I want to stay home". Earlier this week, former No. With preternatural court vision and a desire to become a leader, Ball has everything the Lakers wanted on court. "I'm gonna tell you what: Alonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year", LaVar , wearing a Big Baller hat in Laker colors, said in a television interview.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:45

A youthful Germany side were certainly the dominant force against the Socceroos and could have made the scoreline more flattering had they been more clinical, while a poor performance from goalkeeper Bernd Leno helped their opponents snatch their two goals.

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:39

The two Force Indias came under intense pressure from Sebastien Vettel late in the race, who put in a series of fast laps to move back to the front of the grid and pass both Perez and Ocon for fourth. "It was bad that we didn't spot it - I had a little bit of a feel [that there was damage] out of Turn 6 and then the safety vehicle came, but I wasn't sure because it was the first lap of the race and it was very windy, so I thought it might have been a gust and the first lap the tyres are not ...

by | June 25, 2017 | 04:34

But then Bairstow went for 47 and, crucially, Roy was adjudged to have obstructed the field as he attempted to return to his crease after a mix-up with Liam Livingstone . Restricting him was an additional boosting for Proteas, his wicket proved to be a turning point as England lost control of the chase and South Africa clawed their way back.