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Rod Beard's National Basketball Association mock draft 3.0

Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the 76ers acquiring the No. 1 pick from the Celtics and netting the chance to draft Washington guard Markelle Fultz . 1 if this deal hadn't gone down. It's still unclear who that player will be, as the Celtics were reportedly interested in Josh Jackson , though the Kansas product has yet to work out with the team . Read More »

LSU Eliminates Florida State 7-4

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Michael Papierski reached safely on an error by second baseman Matt Henderson. Slaughter hit a three-run homer over the leftfield fence. Mendoza fielded cleanly but his throw to Raleigh at the plate was just high enough to give Robertson a chance to slide under the tag safely. Read More »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax case on July 31

Portuguese sports daily A Bola also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he had made from image rights. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's next king is a young, ambitious risk taker

Iran and Saudi Arabia's rivalry has played out in proxy wars across the region and has deepened Sunni-Shiite enmity between hard-liners on both sides. In remarks aired on Saudi TV in May, Mohammed bin Salman framed the tensions with Iran in sectarian terms and said it is Iran's goal "to control the Islamic world" and to spread its Shia doctrine. Read More »

Rolando header secures crucial point against Russian Federation

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Russia's players attend a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow , Russia , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Ronaldo then had his second chance of the game, making his way into the penalty area from the right-hand side, jinked past Viktor Vasin before his shot was smartly saved by Akinfeev . Read More »

Russian Federation delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

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But empty seats remain a concern, with Russia's Sport Express reporting that some tickets were being handed out to state workers for free in a bid to fill the stands at an upcoming Confederations Cup match in Kazan. The hashtag #RUSPOR was trending around the world when the game started. Russian Federation demonstrates that one of its most problematic World Cup pitches is fit for global matches. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup

Portugal drew with Mexico in their tournament opener in the city of Kazan on Sunday, but went on to beat hosts Russian Federation 1-0 in Moscow on Wednesday. Stanislav Cherchesov's plan was not working, though it was a personal mistake that lead to a goal and Ronaldo's magic. Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities 14.7mn euros ($16.39mn) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of a court hearing next ... Read More »

Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

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The California-born, Arizona-raised forward added 29 assists to pace all rookies with 69 points as he helped lead the Leafs into the playoffs for just the second time over the last 12 seasons. Matthews also set Maple Leafs rookie records for goals and points in a season, surpassing Wendel Clark's 34 goals in 1985-86 and Peter Ihnacak's 66 points in 1982-83. Read More »

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

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Portugal's Andre Silva is challenged by Russia's Denis Glushakov during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and Portugal , at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow , Wednesday, June 21, 2017 . "We played well in patches, we were quite effective in patches and we had a couple of half-chances which, if we'd taken, it would have been a different ball game". Read More »

Nate Diaz Burns Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather After Fight Announcement

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McGregor, the two-weight MMA star, is making the move into boxing to face Mayweather , who retired in September 2015 with a record of 49 wins no losses. Carl Frampton has said Conor McGregor will do well to lay a glove on Floyd Mayweather in their Las Vegas superfight, but Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley has predicted the Dubliner will knock his opponent "out cold". Read More »

All Whites improve but still lose to Mexico

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Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino opened the tournament with a speech inside the St Petersburg Stadium , with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Brazilian legend Pele in attendance. But despite his first goal for the national team, he has expressed his disappointment at the result against Mexico . In the second half, the Mexicans came out with a burning desire to change the course of the game. Read More »

Game on! Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather Fight Is Confirmed

The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. Mayweather, considered as the best boxer of his generation, was a five-weight world champion before he retired unbeaten in 2015 after 459 bouts, while McGregor has never boxed professionally. Read More »

Three Things We Learned From Mayweather Vs. McGregor Fight Conference Call

Promoter Dana White said the key to the fight was getting 40-year-old Mayweather to come out of retirement. He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, and former UFC Featherweight Champion. McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw. For McGregor, this seems to be the biggest payday of his career as he is reportedly expecting to make more than $ 100 Million . Read More »

Berrios' arm, Sano's bat key Twins over White Sox 4-2

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP ) - Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their brightest young stars. "He probably felt some of the pressure trying to be one of those guys", manager Paul Molitor said of Berrios a year ago. Run insurance was provided early for Berrios after the Twins plated one run in the second and three in the third, even as they stranded ... Read More »

76ers snag No. 1 pick from Celtics

Not too long after the blockbuster trade was agreed upon, 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo revealed the two sides have been talking trade dating back to past year. "He's super explosive. He's super talented". The Celtics must target players who can both fit their system and be trade bait. The 47-year-old Griffin had been Cleveland's GM since May 2014. Read More »

Mexico urge fans to stop homophobic chant

StarTimes has finalized arrangement to beam live for the watching pleasure of Nigerian subscribers the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup Group A matches between host Country, Russia and Portugal scheduled for 21st of June at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow . Read More »

Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. The usually ho-hum NBA Draft suddenly got incredibly interesting overnight, with the confirmation of the long-suspected trade between Philly and the Boston Celtics , that will now see the Sixers pick first overall in the draft, rather than the Boston boys. Read More »

Kudos to Pakistani cricket team

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It also means India will never be able to become the first team to win the Champions Trophy title thrice, but end up as one of the most successful teams in the competition. . The Champions Trophy could be scrapped to create space for more World Twenty20 competitions, according to ICC chief executive David Richardson. Ali, the right-arm seamer, took 13 wickets to win the player-of-the-tournament award. Read More »

Wizards get PG Tim Frazier from Pelicans for 2nd-round pick

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The Pelicans currently hold the 40th overall selection and, now, the 52nd. The Wizards' trading for Frazier is in hope to finally get a decent point guard to back up All-Star dime wizard John Wall , who has had several back-ups fail during short tenures with the team , most notably the complete disappearing act by late-season signing Brandon Jennings . Read More »

National Basketball Association mock draft roundup: Where are the Wildcats projected to go?

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Over at Hoops Rumors , we've published our 2017 National Basketball Association mock draft, and we'll be keeping tabs on every trade rumor reported leading up to - and during - Thursday night's draft. This is a fairly big deal, considering for years The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and others have dominated draft night coverage on Twitter by being able to reveal draft picks ahead of the TV broadcast. Read More »

Godolphin in Fine Form at Royal Ascot

Throughout the day, Kate chatted with her in-laws - she was snapped enjoying a hearty conversation with Zara Phillips as they appeared to be in hysterics about something they shared. Sir Michael Stoute is double-handed with Ulysses and Queen's Trust , while Roger Charlton has Decorated Knight , who took the Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh last month. Read More »

Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in National Basketball Association draft

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Essentially an unknown freshman on a team with super freshmen Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf. I think Wilson would be good for a second-round flyer, but I rarely when I watched him play with MI last season, I did not see first-round material. However, his one dimension is potentially elite, and that's still more than enough to make him the best shooting guard prospect in this class. Well, the current system is one that basically penalizes kids for coming back to school as they get picked apart. Read More »

Russian Federation vs. Portugal live stream

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Ronaldo, the matchwinner in Wednesday's group-stage encounter, instead gave a swift response to FIFA .com, saying: "Obviously we are very happy, it is the first time that Portugal wins in Russian Federation". New Zealand's skipper wasn't going to waste this golden chance to score in Sochi. Salcedo injured his shoulder while falling in an off-the-ball tangle with Chris Wood, who angered the Mexicans by shooting while his opponent was incapacitated on the turf. Read More »