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Knicks owner James Dolan to skip NBA Draft for concert


The Knicks scouted Ntilikina heavily during his season in France. Ntilikina, an 18-year-old 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 5.7 points and 1.6 assists this season for Strasbourg. "We like the size of this young man, we like his aptitude for the game, athleticism, actually the ability to incorporate himself in a winning type of a situation", Jackson said shortly after the Knicks took Ntilikina with their first-round pick. Read More »

Cavs Won't Be Acquiring Paul George Or Jimmy Butler

After losing to the Golden State Warriors 4-1 in the National Basketball Association finals, it was obvious the Cavaliers were going to look for a big move. It makes flawless sense as to why either IN or Chicago would want to acquire Irving. While the asking price for Butler may be high, the all-star guard is trying to sell his front office on bringing a top-tier point guard to Chicago. Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Germany Manager Joachim Low has opted to go with a youth-dominated side in the tournament, giving Chile a golden chance for an upset over the world champs. However, Kimmich's Bayern Munich team-mate Arturo Vidal reacted fastest, deflected the ball into Sanchez's path and the striker fired home off the inside of the post . Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

Don't be surprised if the run on freshman keeps going through the top 10. Fultz said it's the pictures of the things that mean the most to him. The Celtics got the No. Fultz, who is expected to be taken with the No. 1 selection by the Philadelphia 76ers , stood in the middle of the front row holding a basketball and wearing a gray suit. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas

A log stuck and killed a boy Wednesday on the beach in Alabama in the first fatality associated with Tropical Storm Cindy , according to officials. "There's still a long stretch of tropical moisture coming across the Gulf of Mexico", said Alek Krautmann of the National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana. Read More »

Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach final

But on the other side of the net will be Ostapenko, who's playing the best tennis of her young career. "But then I was just trying to be calm and just to try to play my game and just enjoy every moment". Amazingly it would be her first professional title of any kind, emulating the feat of Brazilian great Gustavo Kuerten, who also announced himself to the world by coming from nowhere to win the men's crown at Roland Garros in 1997. Read More »

Lions pick Williams and Daly in show of attacking ambition


Gatland believes his top team's set piece and defence have improved throughout this tour. "I remember him coming to the academy and he was 90kgs at a push". "It's a big handicap for New Zealand that the Samoa game was so easy", said Jackman. "A contentious call, but his extremes of energy could count for more by combating the All Black and their high-impact bench in the last half hour or so". Read More »

Honda pilots may lose positions on F1 Azerbaijan grid

Vandoorne will receive his new power unit, excluding the electronics and energy recovery system, after second practice, before switching to the latest combustion engine, that will be the Belgian's seventh of 2017, and will trigger a further fifteen place grid drop. Read More »

Real Madrid Not Contemplating Ronaldo's Departure - Florentino Perez

Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011-12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer. "We do not have to sound the alarm". The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a bid to sign the Spain global in recent days but there has not yet been an announcement from either club. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of €3.3 mln tax fraud

The Real star has been summoned to testify on July 31. Reports have suggested that Chris Smalling , in turn, will be sold by Mourinho to make space for the Swede, with a variety of former clubs interested in the Englishman. Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United previous year - failed to declare income of €1.6 million in 2011 and €1.7 million in 2012. Read More »

(RugbyU) 'Relief' as Farrell boots Lions to much-needed win

More than once, they combined to carve open their hosts and their tactical kicking was spot on. "Maybe that would be the situation, or maybe I could have a blinder on Tuesday and feel absolutely fine so we'll see how it goes really". "It's taken a couple of days, as it would, but what I think you'll see, hopefully, is the team to the forefront and the way he wants to play and perform for the boys". Read More »

Mercedes take top two podium spots in Canadian Grand Prix


Eventually we did, but yeah, as I said, I wanted that podium and didn't get it, so we take fourth. "It should put us in a good position from here moving forwards". He came out behind Raikkonen after his final stop but passed his teammate on lap 61 after the "The Ice Man", forced to settle for a distant seventh, went straight on at the final chicane. Read More »

Liverpool 'discuss' possible approach for Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam


Klopp made James Milner the club's first choice left-back, despite the fact he's a midfielder, and while he's done a brilliant job it shows Moreno has no Anfield future. Alberto Moreno did not feature for the Reds as much as he would have liked, but the club still rates him highly. Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon had been tipped as the latter, before talks of a deal died down, while Hull City's Andrew Robertson had also been identified as a key target, only for nothing to materialise. Read More »

Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics


Boston's trade with the Sixers to move down to the third-overall pick looks like a prelude to a bigger deal in the works. One day the Lakers were reportedly "enamored" with Lonzo Ball , soon after, they believed Ball is not their "savior". Read More »

Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's


While Thompson will rue his missed opportunity, he should leave west London with renewed belief in his ability after his brief but memorable moment in the spotlight. Marin Cilic overpowered American teenager Stefan Kozlov to reach the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Thursday. Kokkinakis, who dispatched Raonic - last year's runner-up at Wimbledon and Queen's - also in straight sets, was beaten by Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation 6-2, 6-2. Read More »

America's new US Open champion Koepka once considered quitting golf


Koepka was 16 under par for the tournament, and that matched the record set by Rory McIlroy when he won the U.S. Open at Congressional in 2011. "Dustin actually called me last night and told me the same thing, " Just stay patient". Johnson called Koepka, who is a close friend, on the eve of the final round to wish the young American the best of luck and also to pass on some advice. Read More »

Scotland denied win over England in crazy finish at Hampden


Deep into injury time , Livermore lofted a ball over the top of Scotland's defence for captain Kane to finish off and keep England three points clear of Slovenia atop Group F. Kane's strike, his sixth in 18 England games, was a sucker-punch for Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, whose side remain in fourth place, four points off a possible playoff berth. Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No

In addition, he comes from the Duke program under one of college basketball's top coaches of all-time, Mike Krzyzewski. "I'm trying not to cry right now", Tatum said in an interview on ESPN. Tatum may not play a game for the Celtics however, as the Indiana Pacers are in trade talks with Boston to acquire Tatum. The Celtics were front-and-center in a number of trade rumors leading up to the draft, including blockbuster swaps for Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis and Bulls guard Jimmy Butler. Read More »

Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future


Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff said: "We decided 18 months ago that we believed a longer auto would generate more performance and more downforce, than a shorter vehicle". "Valtteri's energy has helped to create great harmony". At the FIA Sport Conference in Geneva this week, the Austrian said he felt Bottas was in an uncomfortable, high-pressure situation due to the short-term nature of his deal. Read More »

Impregnable fortress Eden Park a test for Lions


Gatland believes his top team's set piece and defence have improved throughout this tour. "The Super Rugby sides, they stood up and were counted and it inspired those young kids". But I am buoyed by the Lions' selection and you have to take your hat off to head coach Warren Gatland because he's picked the best possible side, on form, to go out there and take on the All Blacks. Read More »

Ronaldo goal pushes Portugal past Russian Federation

One major drawback in the game for Portugal was their young left back Raphael guerreiro was left injured in the second half near the one hour mark and had to be substituted to prevent further damage. Russian goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev was tasked with facing a forward line led by the world's best player Ronaldo in his 100th worldwide appearance for "Sbornaya". Read More »