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Crosby, Pens cap awesome year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup


Nick Bonino left the ice in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after taking a P.K. Subban slapshot to the leg, but returned to play both the second and third periods. "It doesn't get any better". The loss ended the upstart Predators' deepest playoff run in the franchise's 19-year history. Nashville went through St. Read More »

NCAA suspends Louisville' Pitino after escort investigation


It is also the first time-and this is the landmark portion making headlines today-that a men's basketball national championship stands to be vacated if the NCAA's decision holds up on appeal. McGee arranged adult entertainment and/or sex acts for a large group of people over a period of time, including 15 prospects, three student athletes, a friend of one of the prospects and even two non-scholastic coaches. Read More »

Spanish prosecutor files claim against Jose Mourinho for alleged tax fraud


They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros. The Spanish authorities appear to be very busy with clients of super agent Jorge Mendes right now. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine past year for tax fraud. Read More »

Los Angeles, Ball seem to be match

Technically, Lonzo Ball's professional National Basketball Association career hasn't started yet. The young guard has only worked out for the Lakers during the pre-draft practices. Both the Kings and the Suns are young teams that lack talent and might be interested in trading for some of the Lakers' young core. Wednesday after practice, he made it clear what he thought about Russell. Read More »

The Lakers Want To Pair Paul George With LeBron James


From a pure basketball standpoint, such a move would make sense. Do the Cavaliers have a shot at getting Paul George? As of now, we know Pacers' star Paul George has informed the organization he plans to become a free agent in the summer of 2018, which means he would part ways and join a new team. Read More »

Lowly Auckland Blues humble British and Irish Lions


Tour skipper Sam Warburton misses out with an ankle problem, while Ross Moriarty has a back spasm and Dan Biggar is undergoing return-to-play protocols after a head injury. He's got them over the gain line. "The excuses are over it's time for a performance - I actually get that feeling from them", MacDonald said. But by pairing England star Farrell and Ireland scrum-half Murray here - along with slotting Ben Te'o alongside Wales centre Davies - the Crusaders clash is nearly a dry run for ... Read More »

A look back at the Confederations cup first round games

In our opinion likely to have New Zealanders are very few Mexicans markedly superior to their overall level and quality of the game, as evidenced by the results of the last person meetings. Mexico's football federation (FMF) has appealed to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia to stop a long-used chant which soccer's governing body FIFA says is homophobic. Read More »

AB de Villiers sees England T20s as chance of redemption


While financial security has been the often cited reason, there have been concerns transformation targets created to correct the legacy of apartheid, when non-white players were effectively barred from representing South Africa , could have played a part too. Read More »

Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski , Chauncey Billups may become a lead candidate. Gilbert is tip-toeing on the precipice of disaster by parting ways with general manager David Griffin on Monday, not only because the Cavs have been to three consecutive NBA Finals and won one championship, but because of what is at stake 12 months from now. Read More »

Celtics trade No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick to 76ers


Now that Boston has the pick after trading the top selection for No. 3 and a future first, Smith believes the C's intend to trade for Butler. Whatever he does next, Ainge said that he's not anxious about how this move will affect his reputation, saying he's "not afraid". Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: In last moments, Mexico snatch draw against Portugal

Coaches and players at both games seemed willing to give the system the benefit of the doubt, but some also raised the emotional difficulties it can cause players. "Our talent can surprise them - and that can be the factor which can win us the match". "When Cristiano was able to run, that put Mexico on alert and we should have done that more often", Santos said after the game in his only reference to Portugal's talisman. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Announce Aug. Fight


The former welterweight champion went (49-0) before bowing out, a record he shares with the legendary Rocky Marciano, and will get the chance to make it a ideal 50 when he hits the canvas with McGregor , who will be boxing professionally for the first time ever. Read More »

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

It also highlights that both teams have very experienced front office executives who are doing everything in their power to put their respective organizations in the best possible position to get better, maximizing what they can get with their assets. Read More »

Russian Federation start Confed Cup with a victory


The 68,000-seat St Petersburg stadium will be a flagship venue at the 2018 World Cup and the home of Russian football powerhouse Zenit, but its decade-long construction marred by corruption allegations and delays has so far caused more disappointment than satisfaction . Read More »

Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

Boston is sending the first-overall pick to the Sixers for their third-overall pick and a future first rounder . Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) shoots the ball as UCLA Bruins guard Aaron Holiday (3) defends during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Read More »

Madrid following Mbappe and Donnarumma but not interested in De Gea - Perez

The 29-year-old has helped the European heavyweights lift 29 titles during his 13-year senior playing career, and has also been crowned the victor of the prestigious Ballon d'Or award a record five times. "The AC Milan keeper is a very good player, just as [Kylian] Mbappe, Vinicius [Junior] and other youngsters are. I love Keylor Navas and the truth is that, back in 2015, I didn't know him as I do now". Read More »

Young, Gonzalez reach French Open doubles final

Former French Open runner-up Simona Halep staged a remarkable fightback and saved a match point to reach the semi-finals with a 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-0 win over Elina Svitolina. I hope I can play better and win it. - Halep is now one win away from claiming the world number one ranking and her first grand slam title. Halep will become world number one if she defeats her polar opposite Ostapenko, as well as the first Romanian woman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Virginia Ruzici in 1978. Read More »

ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20s


It was after Ali's dismissal in the 23rd over, for a 71-balll 59 - via a run out, that Zaman - playing his fourth global innings, switched gears and set Pakistan on course for a sizable total. The PCB also announced that besides the cash bonus of 29 million rupees due to the team as part of their central contracts, the Board would also give each player a cash bonus of one million rupees. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in court on July 31 following allegations of tax evasion from Spanish prosecutors, according to reports . In a statement released on Tuesday, a prosecutor in Madrid said the 54-year-old had committed two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, saying that "corporate structures were used by the accused in order to hide revenues generated from his image rights". Read More »

Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

And hit it with a single shot before it disappeared back into the brush. The mine called a third time to report that the bear responsible for the attack had been shot and killed. Runners reported seeing multiple bears while along the trail during the race. At some point during his descent back down the mountain, Cooper veered off the trail. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over fans' anti-gay chant


After New Zealand lost possession in a risky area, Poloz's neat touch released Glushakov, who clipped his finish over Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net as he and Smith frantically tried to clear. "The VAR tests during this Confederations Cup are also helping us to improve the processes and fine-tune communication". The security system at FIFA Confederations Cup matches in Russia is working effectively, all emergent technical issues are being ... Read More »

Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching


His father's controversial has potentially impacted Lonzo's draft stock, causing many to speculate whether National Basketball Association teams are willing to take the two as a package deal. Reports are indicating that the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to trade Russell to bring in another lottery selection. They just hope they don't miss out on a future All-Star or overvalue a player who never reaches his potential. Read More »

Hamilton delivers turning point


The Briton is arguably the best driver of his generation and he proved it in style by grabbing the Grand Prix title beating the second placed Valtteri Bottas with a staggering lead of 20 seconds. Stroll looked set to have a fight to the flag with Fernando Alonso but the McLaren driver agonizingly missed out on his first point of the season once again due to reliability issues, stopping at Turn 8 with three laps remaining. Read More »

Record temperatures expected in broiling US Southwest

American Airlines has already canceled dozens of flights saying the regional jets can't operate once temperatures hit 118 degrees. The recent heat wave hitting the southwest region of the USA has triggered safety precautions from authorities and agencies and heated up the rivalry between California and Arizona with temperatures in both states reaching triple figures this week. Read More »