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Dodgers take speedy outfielder Jeren Kendall with 1st-round pick

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It says something about Jeren Kendall's raw ability that the Vanderbilt junior outfielder hit.307/.372/.556 with 15 homers and 20 stolen bases. and that felt like a bit of a disappointment. The 21-year-old held opponents to a.194 batting average. "Jacoby didn't have his power in college, but you can see how they make that comparison", Gasparino said. Read More »

Red Sox select Tanner Houck with first pick of 2017 Draft

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Not everyone agrees with the club, however. Baseball America's scouting report also casts some doubt on whether or not Burger is good enough to stay at third. "While Burger isn't the most graceful player, one scout compared him to Hunter Pence for his ability to get the job done in less than pretty fashion". Read More »

'I've never seen it': Maroons drama sets scene for Origin I

Queensland's reign of supremacy is slipping after New South Wales registered a stunning 28-4 State of Origin game one victory in Brisbane last night. "It was a disappointing night". Despite Inglis boasting 10 extra Origin matches, Hayne can complete this series as the most destructive player in Origin history. Read More »

Apple now allows tipping for content creators but with 30% tax

This should benefit everyone as users will be able to avoid switching apps, theoretically leading to more people providing a rating. If you're particularly fond of an app, you may feel like showing your appreciation to the developer by throwing a little money in their direction. Read More »

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

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The first three games, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, talking to guys and - yeah, I didn't like that. The Cavs did it by hitting an NBA Finals record of 24 three-pointers in the game; if that's the first time a team made that many triples in the championship series, it won't happen again anytime soon. Read More »

Warriors hold 71-60 lead at half in NBA Finals Game 5

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Finally, the Golden State Warriors have been beaten in Game 4 of the NBA Finals by the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 but missed a chance to clinch with a 137-116 loss Friday at Cleveland, the more intense and physical Cavaliers ending Golden State's unbeaten playoff run at 15 games. Read More »

India sweep aside insipid South Africa to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

Posting a picture of him with Kohli and Umesh Yadav, Dhawan tweeted, " Happy times after winning d match! Pakistan does have some recent knowledge of the ground beaten England there by four wickets in a one-day global a year ago. A catastrophic series of running mix-ups from the Proteas cost the key wickets of AB De Villiers and David Miller and left their batting effort woefully short at 191 all out. Read More »

What to watch for in the Major League Baseball draft; Twins get first pick

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It was the third time the Twins were up first - the last time was 2001, when they grabbed hometown high school catcher Joe Mauer with the top choice. He says that the Twins prefer McKay, a two-way player, as a pitcher, although last week Jayson Stark said in a radio interview that the Twinslike McKay better as a hitter. Read More »

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue pleased by feisty turn to Finals

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The Cavaliers managed to become the first team ever to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals , but this year face an even more monumental task. If they make tough threes over us when can nearly live with those instead of the stare down, rhythm - you can make a sandwich before someone can out there and you knock it down". Read More »

Warriors attempt to close out Cavaliers with Green on board this time

Durant scored 30 or more in all five games of the Finals - including 39 in Monday's title-clinching 129-120 Game 5 and averaged 35.2 points for the series. With Miami, James beat Durant and the Thunder in the Finals in 2012. Durant absorbed much criticism for his move to Oakland but appeared to have found his stride amid the team philosophy and free ball movement of the Warriors. Read More »

India sail into semifinals, beat SA by eight wickets

You have to lay it out in front of them that this is what we did wrong, including me, and we need to take it on the chin and accept it and prove it. They jacked up the run rate in subsequent overs as the Indian bowlers struggled to get going. Read More »

Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain

Leigh Griffiths scored two late free-kicks - his first worldwide goals - to cancel out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's opener and leave Scotland on the brink of a crucial win in Group F. Amin Younes and Julian Brandt also scored their first worldwide goals while Julian Draxler and Shkodran Mustafi shared the others as Germany maintained their 100 percent record after six games in European Group C. Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green embraces role of NBA Finals heel

The Warriors still lead the series, 3-1, but the Cavs broke several records in that game. "In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul was on coach Kerr", Goble told pool reporter Brian Mahoney of The Associated Press after the game. Read More »

Cavs will be seeing Green for this year's Game 5

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Curry said the Warriors will be ready to answer the Cavaliers raising their game. "Thinking about a year ago does you no good. And for the rest of us, we have to do everything else". "The past is the past". So you just got to take it tomorrow, and it's on us. Former NBA All-Star and TNT guest host Kevin Garnett seemed to be excited about Game 5 . Read More »

Leyton Orient face another court hearing to decide crisis club's future

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Registrar Nicholas Briggs had adjourned an application. He had said he would adjourn Central Circle Event Management's application after hearing of plans to inject £1million into the O's. Orient endured a awful season, relegated from the Football League after a 112-year stay. "All we know is what we can see, which is nine junior professionals, no seniors, no access to a training ground, no shirts, no training tops, and they're due back in pre-season [training] in the first week of July". Read More »

Draymond Green's mom goes off on officiating in Game 4

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But it served as a reminder that Green's behavior is about as reliable as a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals . His technicals - the one called and the one that wasn't - overshadowed his shooting and rebounding. "Don't seem to be the sharpest people around". Green appeared to be ejected when he was called for his second technical midway through the third quarter Friday night. Read More »

South Africa beat England by seven wickets in third ODI

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Alex Hales and Joe Root responded well, the pair putting on 58 prior to de Kock catching Hales behind the stumps attempting a tight cut. Pretorius was swung crisply down the ground for a one-bounce four, then Phehlukwayo mowed over deep midwicket for six; when Morris returned, he was deposited into the Shane Warne Stand off an even more towering blow. Read More »

Kevin Durant stars in WWE style Game 4 showdown

In a postgame press conference , James admitted the Warriors "firepower" is the best that he's seen in his career. "We made enough plays tonight to still win the ballgame, but they made a couple more ", LeBron said when it was over. He also had Christian family members that helped him shaped his values and developed his never-give-up attitude. Many fans are not aware of James' spiritual leanings because he is quite secret about his Christian faith. Read More »

Daniel Berger makes it back-to-back St Jude Classic titles

David Toms , Dave Hill and Lee Trevino had also won the event back-to-back. Munoz collected four birdies and one bogey, which came on the par-4 18th. It left all three well within reach of the leading trio at nine under - Chez Reavie, Sebastian Munoz and Charl Schwartzel . Retief Goosen and Chez Reavie carded 66s to be tied for seventh, a shot ahead of Peter Malnati, Grayson Murray, John Huh, Harris English and Chad Campbell. Read More »

Penguins beat Nashville to take home Stanley Cups

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Crosby also became only the third man to win back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies. "And so he's done it in all different venues, whether it be the National Hockey League and Stanley Cups to the World Cup to the Olympics". In doing so, the Predators became the first eighth-seeded team to sweep a first-round series since the current playoff format was introduced in 1994. Read More »

Flowers home run lifts Braves to 11-10 comeback win vs Nats

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It was the latest indication of the bullpen's moldering state, and it ended with the relief corps' third collapse in three days in an 11-10 loss . "We have to keep fighting", Baker said. Catcher Tyler Flowers hit a three-run home run to right field that spoiled Nationals' fans' evening. Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (back) was out for a third straight game, though manager Dusty Baker hoped he would return Tuesday and then play "quite a few games until the next off day". Read More »

Chris Woakes to Miss Remaining Champions Trophy Games

However, he once again chose not to throw Maxwell, who took four outfield catches, the ball. "There's a lot of confidence in the dressing room, we back each other and it rubs off on everyone", said Root after the impressive victory. Ben Stokes (1-42), having been passed fit to bowl prior to the game, made the breakthrough, dismissing Soumya Sarkar (28) in a rather fortuitous manner, a wide long hop uppercut straight to sub fielder Jonny Bairstow at deep point. Read More »

Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals, Game 5 schedule

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And these two teams are in the same situation again, with the Cavaliers down 3-1, heading to Oakland for Game 5. CP's Cooler's diss was just the latest in an ongoing series of burns directed at the Warriors. They better be after their Game 4 flop in Cleveland. Kevin Durant has 21 points and Steph Curry has 20 for the Warriors, who are two quarters away from their second championship in three years. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Warriors knock out Cavs for NBA crown

I think we all know by this point who really coaches the Cavs - and while Tyronn Lue is drawing up plays after timeouts and giving motivational speeches in the locker room - it's James who is constantly adjusting on the fly and orchestrating the Cleveland offense on the floor. Read More »