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Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and the future of the National Basketball Association arrived Thursday night. First pick Fultz bolstered the 76ers young core as a 19-year-old playmaker. A general view of a video board displaying all thirty first round selections in the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Ball's father, LaVar, put on his Lakers hat even before the pick became official. Read More »

Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia

World's top footballer Cristiano Ronaldo walked out onto the field before the start of the Russia-Portugal football match of the 2017 Confederations Cup accompanied by a disabled ten-year old girl, Polina Khayeredinova. Portugal just need a point in their final game to confirm a place in the semi finals of the competition and we can expect them to rest a few key players. Read More »

Bulls, Wolves make Butler deal

The trade gets Chicago off the hook of paying Butler a designated player contract worth more than $205 million over five years but sends the star forward out West for pennies on the dollar. When asked about the deal, Butler told Goodman he did not have a comment . Wrote O'Donnell:For Butler, this means a reunion with Tom Thibodeau , his first National Basketball Association coach. Read More »

The Source Sports Gives You The Outlet On The 2017 NBA Draft

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But if Simmons had been a little more complete, the Sixers would not have been caught in a position of using two consecutive drafts to select players essentially to play the same spot. 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". Read More »

The NBA Welcomes the 2017 Draft Class

The Philadelphia 76ers did what everyone expected, and picked Markelle Fultz with the first pick of Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft. "I mean, it's extremely gratifying for me to be in that top five, and we already knew that this was going to be a pretty tough draft and it was pretty loaded at the point guard position, and for me to be up there is just a blessing", Fox said. Read More »

Pistons guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for 2 games

He will not receive pay during his suspension. Caldwell-Pope was stopped at 2:52 a.m. March 29 after an officer parked on Auburn Road near Juniper tracked his 2015 Jeep Wrangler going 45 m.p.h.in a 25-m.p.h. The NBA veteran was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), as well as reckless driving. Caldwell-Pope, 24, is set to become a restricted free agent this summer and after playing all four of his seasons with the Pistons, could receive a maximum contract ... Read More »

Penguins to raise 2017 Stanley Cup championship banner at home opener

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The Predators close out their home slate and the 2017-18 season on Saturday, April 7, when the Columbus Blue Jackets come to town. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calder Trophy victor Auston Matthews host the Penguins Dec. The Golden Knights will open their season on the road against the Dallas Stars on Friday, Oct. 6. The schedule includes special games: The New York Rangers will play the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field in the Winter Classic on January 1. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017: Hosts Russia defeat New Zealand 2-0

Petersburg , and surprised themselves to beat a local team 3-0, taking the edge off their disappointment at the national team's 2-0 loss to Russian Federation. "The game didn't go how we wanted to go", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson acknowledged. Their biggest ever defeat remains a 7-1 loss in 2004 to Portugal , whom they will be playing in their second match in Group A of the Confederations Cup . Read More »

LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

After acquiring it along with the 42nd pick in exchange for sending the 28th pick to the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted former Villanova standout Josh Hart with the 30th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. "Right now, I'm hoping he leads us to a couple Summer League victories, and we'll take it from there". " Lonzo is going to be a Laker , and he's going to be part of what we do on the court with the other players that we have, but LaVar is his own person". Read More »

Scalise Condition Upgraded to 'Fair'

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Republican Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", MedStar Washington Hospital physician Jack Sava, MD, said in a Wednesday press briefing . Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths

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Ferdinand Santos is expected to rest some stars, including captain Ronaldo , against the Kiwis. Smith had a close-range header saved for New Zealand before Jurgen Damm fired just over after his superb solo run at the other end threatened to seal victory. Read More »

Connor McDavid wins Hart Trophy: Full NHL Awards Show winners

During this year's NHL Awards, the titular hockey-hustling organization showcased their latest game in their longstanding series. McDavid is the third-youngest player to win the award. Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and the Mark Messier Leadership Award, making him the first National Hockey League player to win both awards in the same year. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 mln eur tax fraud

Ronaldo is now facing four charges against the Spanish public treasury dated between 2011 and 2014, including a case of tax fraud worth United States dollars 65.5 million. Ronaldo is a Real player and will continue to be so as far as we are concerned. something really freaky would have to happen if he were to leave this club. Read More »

Putin Rejects Theory of US Intelligence Role in 9/11 Attacks

Putin recognized that people's incomes have fallen and that 13.5% of Russians now live below the poverty line, currently equivalent to $170. Despite those rare dissenting voices and two big anti-Kremlin protests this year, polls show Putin, 64, would comfortably win another term in office if, as expected, he decides to stand. Read More »

Jim Butler Traded for Blockbuster Deal in Timberwolves

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Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Bulls are sending Butler and the No. 16 pick for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the seventh pick. "D'Angelo is a versatile young guard with a bright future and we are enthusiastic about continuing his development along with our young nucleus, while Timofey will provide a veteran presence who can contribute on both ends of the floor". Read More »

Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

Cameroon and Australia drew 1-1 on Thursday in a physical game that left both teams facing early exits from the Confederations Cup . "We created a lot of chances, had a bit more space than the last game". The All Whites early ascendancy brought El Tri to life, and a first half opener for CONCACAF's representative seemed inevitable. " We know how to adapt to different opponents ". Read More »

NBA Draft: Instant reaction and grades from the first round

The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons past year. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. I know when I was a young player, I had a target on my back from my own teammates because of things my dad said, but it ended up working out. He was the second Duke player picked in the draft after Jayson Tatum went to Boston at No. Read More »

Mourinho rejects tax fraud accusation

Di Maria joined Real in the summer of 2010 from Benfica and left the Spanish giants for Manchester United four years later in what was a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. Reports say that Ronaldo is a little concerned with the fact that the number of Portuguese stars at Real Madrid are reducing and wants them to sign some starting with Martins. Read More »

Rumor Rundown: Ducks and Golden Knights Have Deal in Place

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The NHL released their protection lists from all 30 teams ahead of the expansion draft for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Regarding the player that sparked some internal debate on Monday morning - the guy who could either be in the starting lineup for the Golden Knights in October or traded away for assets - McPhee said they've ultimately chose to select him and keep him. Read More »

Trump talks about building a solar southern wall

Much has been said of the wall that will prevent Mexicans to head over to the US without documentation, and now it appears it may use solar energy to power the region. "I mean, actually think of it", Trump said Wednesday. But the idea may be not that new. One of the original plans is from Las Vegas construction company Gleason Partners , which submitted a design earlier this year to the federal government along with around some 20 other companies. Read More »

Record 16 freshmen picked in first round of NBA draft

On Thursday night, they made point guard Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft . The asset collector teased us again after being linked to Kristaps Porzingis all day, and then - after Tom Thibodeau and the Wolves made the deal he never could by getting Jimmy Butler in a fleecing - Woj reported that a Paul George deal had a chance to be. Read More »

Kvitova into Birmingham semis, will face Safarova

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But she too double-faulted, repairing some of the damage with a brilliant passing shot which saved match point on Kvitova's serve at 6-4. Safarova came through a marathon battle with Australian Daria Gavrilova , triumphing 6-7 (4) 6-3 7-6 (5). Read More »

Hector Moreno a doubt for Mexico Confed Cup crunch game vs. Russian Federation

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Portugal was put through their paces at the Spartak Stadium training ground on Thursday as they prepare to take on New Zealand in their final Confederations Cup group game. Roma centre-back Moreno came off the bench to replace injured Carlos Salcedo in the 33rd minute of Mexico's 2-1 victory over New Zealand on Wednesday, but came off with a suspected injury in the 68th minute. Read More »

Boston? Phoenix? Duke's Jayson Tatum awaits NBA Draft fate

The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved by the league. "Obviously I did a few things wrong that I shouldn't have done, but you know, it's been blown up a lot just because I am who I am". I'm a big fan of them. Read More »