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Knicks want to move Kristaps Porzingis to acquire Josh Jackson


Considering team president Phil Jackson has reportedly been falling asleep at draft prospects' practices and the trade rumors surrounding star Kristaps Porzingis , maybe Dolan should be present. Jackson mentions that he was thrown off by Porzingis' decision to skip the team's exit meeting back in April. Jackson said he's "reached out" to Porzingis this offseason, although they had yet to speak to each other. Read More »

Jimmy Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night


The top forwards in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft needed only a season in college to secure their position in the lottery. NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks - including the No. Read More »

Walters slams NSW for pressuring referees

And the newcomers - Coen Hess, Tim Glasby, Val Holmes, Jarrod Wallace - will immediately be added to the conversation. Down 16-6 after being thoroughly outplayed in the first half and still trailing by four with less than four minutes left, it was yet again the Maroons' old firm that pulled it out of the fire. Read More »

Which British and Irish Lions impressed against the All Blacks?


Gatland was impressed by the flair his team showed, and took a mild swipe at New Zealand's pragmatic approach. That is why the Lions have to win on Saturday. There are individual matchups all over the pitch that will decide this game. The Lions rejected those insistences out of hand, with head coach Gatland even claiming to be unfazed by what was regarded as little more than a campaign to influence refereeing decisions. Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

Teams had a year to prepare to lose one player in the process, and yet some fared far better than others. The Golden Knights' expansion draft choices included 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault, veteran forwards James Neal and David Perron , and defensemen Marc Methot , Alexei Emelin, Nate Schmidt , Trevor van Riemsdyk and Brayden McNabb. Read More »

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth in Australian Open Quarters


Meanwhile, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu and ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will also look to storm into the last eight when they play their respective women's singles second rounds later today. From there on, both players led back and forth with Praneeth taking a lead and Srikanth leveling right after. Srikanth then went on to extend his lead to 16-12 before Praneeth came from behind and made it 16-16. Read More »

Verstappen fastest in 2nd practice in Baku _ then crashes

They have had a disaster of a time over the past few years. "Consistency is the key to winning the championship", Hamilton said Thursday at a news conference. Last year, despite driver complaints about the safety of the Baku circuit, 18 of 22 cars finished the challenging anti-clockwise track, which runs along the shores of the Caspian Sea and around the walls of the medieval old town. Read More »

Thomas Bryant drafted in second round by the Lakers


That's how I've played my whole life ". "I talked about that with coach Brad Stevens", Tatum said. "We're fine. We want expectations". "We know those leadership qualities are what's going to take the Lakers to our ultimate destination", Pelinka said, "which is winning an National Basketball Association championship". Read More »

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons roast Lonzo Ball on Twitter

That's why we win". The Kentucky Wildcats were one game away, actually one shot away, from the Final Four previous year and were led by dynamic duo in the backcourt De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk. Mere seconds after Lonzo became a Laker , LaVar was back on camera in a purple and gold Big Baller Brand hat, boasting about what was next for the Ball family. Read More »

Celtics trade first overall pick to Philly


Los Angeles now holds the second and 28th picks in this year's draft. "It's harder to negotiate with Boston for me because Danny Ainge , one of my former coaches, is on the other end of the phone", Colangelo admitted. Anything can happen in tomorrow night's draft, but before it gets too insane, here is one final look at who the Celtics might target. With that in mind, a potential trade could form involving the team's core players. Read More »

Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'

Head coach Warren Gatland will meet with his fellow Lions coaches on Wednesday to decide the Lions team to take on the All Blacks this Saturday in Auckland. Daly's pace and footwork are attractive for the Lions, but Williams also showed his skills in that department on Tuesday from fullback and Nowell's ludicrous work rate is married to superb attacking qualities. Read More »

Mourinho tells Man Utd board to spend Ronaldo money on Neymar

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has denied tax fraud in Spain , saying the government had ratified his tax affairs. "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement said. Read More »

New Zealand beats Oracle for third time in America's Cup


Defending champions the U.S. began the best-of-13 series with a one-point advantage after winning the earlier qualifying regatta, which was erased by New Zealand's race-one win. The Kiwis started the 35th edition of the America's Cup with a negative point after Team USA won the previous qualifiers. Team New Zealand needs to win six more races to return the Auld Mug to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, where it resided from 1995 to 2003. Read More »

1 overall draft pick to 76ers


The trade that has sent shockwaves through the National Basketball Association all weekend - Philadelphia acquires Boston's No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft in exchange for the No. "We haven't taken a step outside the draft", Colangelo said. His passing is a plus but with last years number one pick Ben Simmons coming back from injury this year, Fultz will likely play the off guard position while Simmons will assume the Point-Forward that has become so popular in National ... Read More »

Donovan Mitchell drafted 13th in the 2017 NBA Draft


In addition to Mitchell, those recent picks include Chinanu Onuaku (2016, 2nd round, 37th overall selection, Houston Rockets), Terry Rozier (2015, 1st round, 16th, Boston Celtics), Montrezl Harrell (2015, 2nd, 32nd, Houston Rockets), Russ Smith (2nd, 47th, Philadelphia 76ers), Gorgui Dieng (2013, 1st, 21st, Utah Jazz) and Peyton Siva (2013, 2nd, 56th, Detroit Pistons). Read More »

India to take on England in Women's World Cup opener


It has now come a long way and this year, ICC is marking the 11th edition of Women's World Cup . Hopefully the next generation of England cricketers will also be there watching us. First up for Knight's side is India at Derby on Saturday in a group stage where all eight teams play each other once with the top four advancing to the semi-finals before the final at Lord's on July 23. Read More »

F1-Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice

But even driving very much within himself on a misbehaving track, he still nearly crashed into Raikkonen. "We've clearly still got lots of work to do ahead of qualifying. It led to a chaotic conclusion as a number of drivers - including both Vettel and Hamilton - attempted to improve on their time . The first practice got underway under a clear sky with track temperatures at a blistering 54 degrees C (129 degrees F). Read More »

Elderly golf fan who died at US Open lost wife days earlier


The last six majors have crowned first-time champions and that trend looks poised to continue at Erin Hills where you have to look way down the leaderboard to 19th before finding a major victor in U.S. "As we all know, this game's all about putting", he said. Casey took his place amongst the leading group after recovering from an early implosion that sent him plunging down the leaderboard. Read More »

All Blacks take 13-8 lead at halftime in Lions test

Super rugby is a game largely designed for television. An encouraging performance, and certainly something more resembling a Lion than the previous game when they made asses of themselves. The power and presentation of the All Blacks ball carriers was also mostly good. The Lions did respond with the try of the game as Liam Williams broke from his own 22, supported by Daly and Jonathan Davies before Sean O'Brien went over in a moment that will live long in the memory. Read More »

Group protests senate health care bill, Toomey defends legislation


Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version. "If the final legislation is good for OH, I will support it". Medicaid provides health care not just for the indigent and disabled but also for the working poor - low-wage employees who can not afford health insurance, even the plans offered through their jobs. Read More »

Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft


A source told ESPN's Chad Ford on Monday night that Jackson refused to work out for the Celtics without an assurance the team would hang on to the No. "We don't need that attention", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said. "I knew that from the start of his freshman year". Of the 20 players expected to be in the green room, 13 were college one-and-dones. Read More »

F1-Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan practice sessions


Further proof of the circuit's lack of grip came midway through the session when Jolyon Palmer hit the barriers at Turn 9. "First of all I went out of the garage and yellow flags then it was a Virtual Safety Car, so you can't warm up your tyres like you want to". Read More »

76ers enlist Fultz; Lakers sign up Ball

The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. He played four seasons at Villanova, guiding them to victory in the National Championship game two seasons ago against North Carolina. During his junior year, Kuzma averaged 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. Bryant was once considered a lottery pick by many as he stands 6-feet-10 inches and weighs 242 pounds. Read More »