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Louis Blues Send Reaves to Penguins

In return, the Penguins are sending rookie forward Oskar Sundqvist and the 31st overall pick to the Blues. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he thought Reaves was more than just a tough guy, and while the team felt opponents were taking too many liberties with the Penguins' top players, they felt Reaves could fit into their structure as well. Read More »

Team India had no idea Anil Kumble wasn't joining them in Windies

The controversy around Anil Kumble and his resignation as the head coach has been hovering over the head of the team and they would like nothing more than to go out on the ground and do what they do best - win games for India . However, Kohli before India's opening encounter at the Champions Trophy against Pakistan, had rejected the reports of him having rift with the head coach, saying they were mere speculations which have been created by the people. Read More »

Angel di Maria given fine for Spanish tax fraud

It is understood that the Champions League victor transferred his rights to an Irish company owned by Mendes, via another holding in Panama to evade any kind of tax. Though that will still happen, this is a good sign for Real fans who grew nervous at the thought of the club's most popular player in history departing. Read More »

Former Kansas basketball players head for the NBA


But while Jackson chose the Jayhawks over UA, the Suns chose Jackson at No. 4 in Thursday's draft. "I think we can learn a lot together and over the years, we can grow to be something really special", Jackson said. After a year of playing mostly out of position and doing everything he could to fill an important role as KU's 4 man - a task that occasionally required the 6-foot-8 Jackson to guard 7-footers - Jackson should flourish while playing full-time on the perimeter with the Suns. Read More »

South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers was the mainstay of the visitors' batting with 46 from 20 balls - an innings which included four fours and three sixes. The England opener, who was struggling for form coming into the series, was leading the hosts' chase . Left-hander David Miller fell for nine when caught behind off Wood. Read More »

Monaco's Fabinho: Manchester United transfer 'would be very tempting'


On whether he's a midfielder or a right back, the Brazilian explained he's now happy to do either: " My adaptation to midfield was good this season, because in previous seasons the manager had already used me in that position ". Fabinho actually played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu, with the Portuguese coach giving him his debut, but has only thrived since moving to France. Read More »

Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico at Confed Cup


Portugal won their last game 1-0, but it could, and probably should, have been a wider margin. Osorio made just one change at half-time, deciding to trust his team and whatever he said at the interval must have worked because Mexico came flying out of the blocks and looked to equalise nearly immediately. Read More »

Pelicans trade up, take Duke's Frank Jackson in 2nd round


Tatum likely will be joined by fellow Celtics picks Semi Ojeleye , Kadeem Allen and Jabari Bird. It was the second straight year the Celtics have chosen third overall. And I think the same thing this time. Ainge puts a lot of stock in pre draft workouts, as they are flawless opportunities to ask all the questions you want to as well as run the drills you want to see. Read More »

Josh Jackson made Celtics fly across the country for no reason

Jackson, a 6-foot-8 forward, played three seasons in Chapel Hill and was named the ACC Player of the Year last season after averaging 18.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Ainge said after the draft that he tried not to let the snub affect his thinking, and that Tatum was his pick all along, and maybe that's true. "I think that, in this kind of position-less league, those guys are really valuable", Stevens said. Read More »

PSG's Di Mara fined for tax fraud by Spanish authorities

The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (about 2.91 million pounds or N1.46 billion), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Read More »

Lions back three places not decided - Gatland

James Haskell stormed in to clear out the ruck and the ball was played out right to Ian Henderson who delivered a lovely pass to Nowell who skipped through past the Chiefs defence to touch down. If I got anywhere near it, it would be unbelievable". When asked if Daly would feature on Saturday at Eden Park , Gatland acknowledged that it was indeed 'possible, ' either as a starter or as one of the replacements . Read More »

Mexico's Salcedo to miss rest of Confederations Cup

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball, during a training session in St. Petersburg, Russia , Friday, June 23, 2017 . European champions Portugal have done their homework on football minnows New Zealand with coach Fernando Santos predicting an all-out attack against their Confederations Cup rivals at Krestovsky Stadium today. Read More »

Liverpool willing to splash £100m in battle for Kylian Mbappe


The source acknowledged that Mbappe has already indicated to potential suitors - including PSG - that he would be happy to spend next season at Monaco ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly met with wonderkid Kylian Mbappe to make him a promise that could affect either Cristiano Ronaldo , Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo will reveal two offers in transfer meeting with Real Madrid

The maximum fine would be 255,500 euros (224,381.15 pounds), Reuters calculations showed, on top of a almost 2 million euro fine handed down as part of last year's sentence. "Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding ... Read More »

South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England


Liam Plunkett also came in for Mark Wood, the Durham fast bowler rested ahead of the upcoming Test series against South Africa . "They are entitled to appeal for the dismissal". The Surrey fast bowler took 3-33, including a wicket with just his second delivery in worldwide cricket, to help restrict the Proteas to 174-8 batting first. Read More »

UCLA Basketball's Lonzo Ball selected 2nd by the Los Angeles Lakers


The UCLA guard has only worked out for Los Angeles and had his second visit last week, per ESPN . During the ad, Lonzo Ball debuted a never-before-seen Big Baller Brand ZO2 in a "Triple Black" color scheme. Ball enters the league with his own signature shoe - retailing at $495 - and marks yet another Bruin to reach the Lakers, a pipeline of talent that has included Walt Hazzard, Gail Goodrich, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Trevor Ariza and Jordan Farmar. Read More »

Surprise, surprise: Cristiano Ronaldo may stay at Real Madrid

Angel Di Maria has agreed a deal with Spain's state prosecutor in which the former Real Madrid forward admits two counts of tax fraud of nearly €1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence. Messi and his father were given 21-month sentences for three counts of tax fraud but did not go to prison, while Mascherano was given a one-year sentence for tax evasion. Read More »

Leigh Griffiths: Rangers chief's claims about Celtic are 'ludicrous'


The six-in-a-row champions majestically swept the boards in the last campaign as they went through the entire domestic season unbeaten - winning 43 and drawing four of their 47 games - while lifting the treble. " St Johnstone are a top-six team and Hearts and Hibs will be up there". "Ultimately it's about what we do and if we're at our best no-one in Scotland can live with us". Read More »

Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome


He has 20 or more goals in five of his seven seasons, including a career-high 34 in 2011-12. So at his height, Strome didn't produce at the same rate as Eberle did in an off-year last season. "If and when we sign Kris, we'll continue to be in that very comfortable position", said Chiarelli, shortly after landing in Chicago for the draft following the NHL awards in Las Vegas, where McDavid collected league MVP along with the Ted Lindsay Award as players' choice for the league's most ... Read More »

All Blacks 'expect to win' against Lions says confident Read

The tourists pack had been expected to provide the sternest examination of the world champions in the opening game of their three-match series, but Hansen's tight five dominated the collisions, held the ball for long periods and forced the Lions to make an enormous amount of tackles. Read More »

Knicks fans don't seem to mind Frank Ntilikina pick at No. 8

From Woj: Sources: As teams become aware Phil Jackson isn't ruling out possibility of trading Kristaps Porzingis , frenzy of interest is growing today. Jackson singled out his defensive ability when discussing the reasons behind selecting him. "He's up court playing full-court defense. He thinks that's a big part of who he is". Read More »

Other NBA draft dads suddenly rising against LaVar Ball

The intrigue, then, starts with the No. 3 pick in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday . Ball dazzled with his playmaking during his one season with the Bruins, guiding them to the Sweet 16. The Lakers own the 27th and 28th picks, so they are nowhere near done. As a reminder, Ball also predicted that UCLA was going to win the NCAA Tournament - and that didn't happen. Read More »

Monaco reject €100M bid from Liverpool for Kylian Mbappe


So instead, says the Daily Star , the Gunners are once again "closing in on the signing of Alexandre Lacazette ", the Lyon frontman who has been linked with a move to the Emirates for almost two years. The Gunners are also keeping tabs on Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as a preferred alternative to Mbappe. They would also have to provide substantial wages to compete with offers from the likes of Real Madrid , which is another stumbling block. Read More »