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Connor McDavid wins Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP


Matthews, a near unanimous choice (164 of 167 first-place votes), led all rookies with 40 goals and 69 points while appearing in all 82 games this past season after being selected first overall in the 2016 draft . Wayne Gretzky is the youngest player to win the Hart. Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky has won his second Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. Matthews led all rookies in points and pushed the Maple Leafs to the postseason after the franchise finished last in the Atlantic ... Read More »

Celtics get their guy, select Duke's Tatum with No. 3 pick

Boston selected Jayson Tatum (Chaminade) with the No. 3 pick Thursday in NY, adding a 6-foot-8 small forward who was a polished scoring threat during his lone season at Duke. "He brings that chip", McDonough said. On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available. He shot 42 percent from behind the 3-point line and about 53 percent from field-goal range. Read More »

American Airlines flights in Phoenix canceled as temperatures soar


Starting Monday, California switched the 425 contracted construction workers rebuilding spillways at the Oroville Dam to shifts starting at 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. The Southwestern U.S.is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees in Phoenix - a temperature not seen in the desert city in more than 20 years. Read More »

Portugal's Probable Starting XI vs New Zealand - Confederations Cup


But we managed to get our act together for most part of the match. "On paper they are certainly better than us". "The situation in which Carlos Salcedo was left on the ground gave them a goalscoring chance", added the Colombian. "I would like to apologise to our fans, the way I spoke to one of their assistant coaches was not OK", he said after the feisty contest. "Rotation will take place, that's what I can tell you". Read More »

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr says he left money on table


Instead, the Raiders quarterback just wants to use a few dollars from his five-year, $125 million deal to buy a tasty chicken sandwich, and we know that because that was his answer when a reporter asked Carr what his first purchase would be with his new money . Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico


I haven't said that. "Overall I am really proud and I am really disappointed, our players deserved more". "People don't expect too much from us", he said in St Petersburg. "We have a game plan that we're going to stick to". "We let them cross it into the box and then finish it". "We know how to adapt to different opponents". Read More »

Arsenal unveil new home kit for upcoming 2017/18 season

The fixture list has been kind to the team this year, with newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion, last season strugglers Watford and Leicester, plus Stoke City , as Arsenal's opponents in March. Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin , another two players presumed to be heading for the exit, also featured in the photoshoot, which was made to look as though it had been filmed in a suburban house. Read More »

Derek Jeter Tells MLB He Doesn't Have Money To Buy Marlins


Mas along with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and a second group including Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine are vying for ownership of the Marlins. Romney, the co-founder of Solamere Capital and son of politician Mitt Romney, and Rothbaum, founder of Quogue Capital, will put up the bulk of the money with the new offer, Bloomberg said. Read More »

Celtics Confident They Have A 'Terrific' Player In Jayson Tatum

Less than 24 hours after he was selected third overall in the NBA Draft , former Duke wing Jayson Tatum arrived in Boston with his mother by his side - carrying a lot of bags, it appears. And when they traded it for the number 3 pick on Monday (the framework of the deal was agreed to on Saturday shortly after Markelle Fultz's workout with the Sixers), Jackson said they tried to schedule a workout but "it was scheduling issues and just a little too late for me to get out (to Boston) then". Read More »

Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup


Sarfraz Ahmed's team sprung a surprise earlier this month by beating India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval, winning the title despite being the lowest ranked qualifier. Winfield had struck up a fine opening partnership with Tammy Beaumont following the retirement of Charlotte Edwards a year ago. And Knight - who is fit to lead the team after recovering from a metatarsal stress fracture on her left foot - is pleased her side is in good form ahead of the tournament opener in Derby. Read More »

Brooks Koepka "did not even want to play golf" in 2013


That? That was it? "He told me 'Just stay patient". Koepka had a great Round; he was playing his best and didn't crumble under pressure. "Brooks is a good friend of ours and we're happy for him. "I'm sure someone even heard me say that". I'd played so many weeks in a row. "If you get it on line, you can make putts on this course", Whitten said. Read More »

Chelsea: Conte eyes Roma starlet, Atletico open Diego Costa talks


Costa was allegedly stunned when Blues boss Antonio Conte ditched him by text message at the start of June. The Spanish striker announced after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia that he was not in Conte's plans in 2017/2018 and Atletico look to be in pole position to sign their former striker. Read More »

Nervy Socceroos will build on Germany loss: Rogic

That team is out of the automatic qualification places to return to Russian Federation for the World Cup next year with two matches remaining in the group stage. "We have done really well for the time we had together", said Loew. "I am happy that we've got the first three points", Low said at his press conference. Read More »

Fultz, Ball go 1-2; Bulls' Butler traded to Timberwolves


The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard becomes the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons past year. Simmons seemed excited at his shot to run the show until a confluence of events and a trade with Boston for the No. Read More »

Jayson Tatum: Coach K was effusive in praise of Brad Stevens


As part of the agreement, Jackson must attend anger-management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year, according to the Associated Press. "I've been doing my work here and I'm just waiting for tomorrow night and whatever happens, happens". Phoenix hasn't made the playoffs since 2010, but this young core has the potential to get them back there within the next few years. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo faces tax probe over image rights

Now, prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese star for evading taxes totaling $16 million. The lawsuit is based on a report sent to the prosecutor's office from Spain's tax agency AEAT, it said. There was no attempt to evade taxes, Gestifute said. "The laws applicable to Cristiano Ronaldo are the Personal Income Tax Law and the Impatriots Law". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly no longer wants to leave Real Madrid

It comes a day after former boss Jose Mourinho was also accused of tax evasion by Spanish prosecutors. The statement said that the Spanish government, through tax authorities, "issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations". Read More »

76ers select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick in draft


Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers - if that selection falls between the No. 2 to No. 5 range. "I am incredibly excited that we've acquired the No. Duke's Jayson Tatum has worked out for the Celtics, which leads some to believe that since he wants to go there and Jackson apparently does not, the Celtics might just take Tatum. Read More »

Queensland level State of Origin series

Wests Tigers fullback Tedesco (ankle) spent time on the sideline for the Blues on Wednesday night. "It's the dumbest half of football NSW have played". "And the other bloke who's got to go is (Mitchell) Pearce, didn't see him in the second half, what did he do?" Laurie Daley's men will now need to win game three in Queensland to clinch the series. Read More »

What Josh Jackson Brings to the Phoenix Suns

Using a combination of numbers from Sports Reference and 82games.com - in conjunction with DraftExpress ' most recent prospect rankings - we answer that question with what I'd like to call numberMock 2.0. Smith will get a strong chance to start with the Mavericks believing that Yogi Ferrell is better-suited to a backup role even though he made a splash that earned him a two-year deal after the undrafted rookie joined the Mavericks on a 10-day contract. Read More »

Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies also are without a pick, while Houston, New Orleans and Washington don't have one in the first round. For now, though, the Lakers will bank on Ball helping revive a franchise that last made the playoffs in 2013. Read More »

Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead in Travelers debut

Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Jordan Spieth posted the lowest opening-round score of his career on Thursday with a 63 at the Travelers Championship. "I came into the week with no status on any tour, but I knew my game was really good", Seiffert said. 'It's just, hitting more greens. Last week he missed the weekend at the US Open, which also saw his world ranking drop by one. Read More »