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Former captain Brian O'Driscoll presents Lions Tests jerseys


The traditional and cherished shirt presentations to the match-day squad are a feature of Lions tours, with former playing stars and coaches invited to hand over jerseys to each selected player in turn. The centre partnership of Ben Te'o and Jonathan Davies, however, looks created to crash over the gainline and tie in New Zealand's back row rather than open up the home defence. Read More »

John O'Mahony Bursts With Pride Over Son's Appointment To Lions Captain

New Zealand have only once lost a series against the Lions , going down 2-1 way back in 1971, and are firm favourites to demonstrate why they are the best team on the planet. Ryan Crotty, a thinking rather than a flashy player, has been parked at outside centre to marshall the line with Hansen noting that while it will be a physical Test "just as importantly, it will be a mental test". Read More »

Lions ready for battle on eve of All Blacks Test


And the double World Cup victor has no doubt where a Lions Test series ranks in terms of career challenges. With the headaches brought on by exercise, Coles has been unable to re-establish his fitness base, however, Hansen named him in the All Blacks side for the Lions series anyway. Read More »

Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball is "new face of Lakers"

Perhaps the most valuable and the undisputed glamour franchise in all off sports, the Los Angeles Lakers have a who's who of Hall of Famers, 16 purple and gold-colored National Basketball Association championship banners and statues of Shaq, Magic, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, "The Logo" in Jerry West and longtime Lakers radio announcer, Chick Hearn and notable fans such as Jack Nicholson and Denzel Washington. Read More »

Former Manchester United star Angel di Maria given one-year jail sentence

It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. Cristiano Ronaldo may be reconsidering his decision to leave Real Madrid , after president Florentino Perez's public show of support for him. Di Maria, 29, who now plays for Paris St-Germain, is one of many high-profile players and managers to have their financial affairs under scrutiny. Read More »

Sixers get Boston's No. 1 pick


The Los Angeles Lakers have always been tied to former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, whether due to Ball refusing to work out for any other team or because Ball's boisterous father LaVar proclaimed months ago his boy would be a Laker. "I talked about that with coach Stevens", Tatum said. "That's what we talked about". Fultz said that all was good when he worked out for the Sixers on Saturday and that there are no knee issues, but what if Colangelo has some concerns about that? He can shoot over ... Read More »

Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open


I was kind of, I don't want to say homesick, it was just exhausted of golf. There was one last ovation as he walked off the 18th green after putting for par in the first Open to be held in Wisconsin . "I feel like I can go a long way", he says. Meanwhile, the throngs of fans were following the two Wisconsin golfers who got in on the cut line and would play the weekend. Read More »

KU's Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Phoenix in NBA Draft


By bringing Tatum into the fold, the Celtics add an elite young talent to a team that won 53 games and the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference a year ago. I was all for it. Jackson told reporters on Wednesday that he had spoken with Stevens and some of the team's assistant coaches, but had yet to talk with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge - the man who will decide who the Celtics select at No. Read More »

Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball

I watched, you know, when Phil was coaching the Lakers . If Ball does land in Los Angeles, he'd likely start right away, and he'll be someone to consider taking with a late mid-round pick on draft day. The Lakers don't appear anxious about attaching themselves to LaVar Ball, the voluble family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons, one $495 pair of sneakers at a time. Read More »

Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz


His number will be the 11 in franchise history to be retired. Pujols was a teenager when he met the fellow Dominican and the two are close now. Can you remember how many yards and catches Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had in the big game? Noting that he's watched Ortiz work both on and off the field, Walsh said, "he has a heart as big as our city". Read More »

It's Jayson Tatum to Celtics at No. 3 in draft

FILE - In this November 20, 2016, file photo, UCLA's Lonzo Ball (2) walks by his father LaVar Ball, right, to greet family members after UCLA defeated Long Beach State in an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. "So it creates this conundrum in which the only way to get good is to be really bad to attract the good players", Eskin said. Obviously, this post wasn't supposed to go live before Fultz - or whoever was handling his social media feed for the night - plugged in "Philadelphia" ... Read More »

Mayweather Promotions, Showtime putting on Mayweather-McGregor fight


Mayweather retired from the sport in 2015 after an imposing 49-0 record but has reconsidered with speculation he could pocket as much as $ 100 million for the boxing match, while McGregor could stand to earn as much as $75 million. Boxing star Floyd Mayweather is coming out of a almost two-year long retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas . Conor McGregor is set to take to make his professional boxing debut in the most daunting circumstances imaginable, ... Read More »

Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, Chicago didn't think they could sign both Hjalmarsson or Panarin when their contracts expired in two years. He teamed with Patrick Kane and Artem Anisimov in Chicago to form one of the NHL's most potent lines the past couple seasons. Read More »

Liverpool FC intensify pursuit of Kylian Mbappe


While Mbappe does seem to offer everything Arsenal need in a striker, the price tag alone might cause them to lose out on a deal. Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with Mbappe, with the latest rumours claiming that linking up with Arsene Wenger appeals to the player. Read More »

Royals beat Blue Jays, at .500 for 1st time since April

The Jays were 0 for 5 in such situations on Friday night, and, overall, opponents are hitting.226 (7 for 31) with runners in scoring position against Junis. "I don't think we pay attention to come-from-behind or whether we get out to a lead earlier or whatever". "We were like, 'He's gonna hit, no, he's gonna hit a single, he's might hit a home run.' But just glad he got a hit and we got the win". Read More »

Markelle Fultz Latest Philadelphia bound Washington Huskies player

CAMDEN , N.J. Center Joel Embiid was on Twitter the instant the Sixers took Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday night. "It happens nearly every year, so I wasn't shocked about it". On top of that, the Bulls received a top ten pick, though they sent back their pick in the mid-first round. Read More »

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

He wants to acquire more shooters in free agency to accommodate Russell's absence and Nick Young's expected departure after the veteran opted out of his $5.7 million player option to become a free agent. His effective field goal percentage of 69.3 would have ranked him third in the country per KenPom had he played the qualifying 60 percent of Indiana's minutes. Read More »

Vikings players welcome Jimmy Butler to Minnesota


While Butler may be happy about a change of scenery and reunion with former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau , the trade may have an vast impact on his future earnings. During his prep years for the pro, he averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds each game. Butler, who turns 28 in September, was a third-team, All-NBA pick this year. Read More »

LaVar Ball gets booed as he leaves 2017 NBA Draft

The Lakers also don't appear anxious about attaching themselves to LaVar Ball , the voluble family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons, one $495 pair of sneakers at a time. This isn't just a big moment for Lonzo , but also for LaVar and the rest of the Ball family. It was the shock heard round the world when the Los Angeles Lakers suddenly chose to trade PG D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets just before the NBA Draft . Read More »

Lakers coach Luke Walton talks Lonzo Ball

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. As a result, the Lakers traded Russell to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez. Of the 20 players expected to be in the green room, 13 were college one-and-dones. Here's what Ford had to say in his final mock draft . The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies also are without a pick, while Houston, New Orleans and Washington don't have one in the ... Read More »

No. 1 pick hopes to turn 76ers into winners

Fultz was all set to become a Celtic but on Monday the pick was officially dealt to Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA (AP ) — Markelle Fultz already has his first turnover as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers . Tatum, who just completed his freshman year, averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in 29 games for the Blue Devils. The Source Sports will be tuning to provide full coverage of each pick from each team. Read More »

NBA Draft Preview: A Last Minute Mock Draft Roundtable


Thanks to the recent pick swap between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers , we now have a complete shift atop the draft order. That speaks to how rare and unusual it is for franchises to deal that top overall pick, as the Celtics did in sending it to Philadelphia , for the No. Read More »

Jayson Tatum Highlights Celtics 2017 Draft Class

Kansas' Josh Jackson , right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Phoenix Suns as the fourth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. "We thought if we waited until the 40th pick he might not be there", Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said. If the order in the 2017 draft doesn't change, it will mark the first time in National Basketball Association history that the same three teams pick in the same ... Read More »