Author: 0 Celtics did their homework before agreeing to deal top pick

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. Assuming Ford's reporting holds up, and assuming the Lakers finally use the second overall pick to draft Lonzo Ball , the reported trade with the Sixers would likely allow the Celtics to get their man with the third pick and stay positioned near the top of the lottery in 2018 or 2019.

Sports Novak Djokovic overcomes slow start to set up Dominic Thiem quarter-final
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic overcomes slow start to set up Dominic Thiem quarter-final

Thiem will face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas for a place in the semifinals. Fourth seed Nadal , who turned 31 on Saturday, maintained his record of never losing to a fellow Spaniard at Roland Garros by beating Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 50 minutes.

Sports Zidane asks Ronaldo not to quit club
Author: 0 Zidane asks Ronaldo not to quit club

Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Ronaldo has asked agent Jorge Mendes to do "everything" to secure a return to United should he leave Madrid ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. A Bola has listed Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Monaco among the potential suitors for the player and that they might table an offer of 180 million euros ($201 million).

Sports Celtic to meet Linfield or La Fiorita in Champions League
Author: 0 Celtic to meet Linfield or La Fiorita in Champions League

New Celtic winger Jonny Hayes is looking forward to his club's ties but does not believe the extra spice involved in a potential showdown with Linfield will worry the Hoops too much. "Financially for Linfield it would be a glamour tie to get Celtic ". I'm sure the fans would love nothing more than a game against Celtic . "To be honest I would prefer a softer team than Celtic ".

Sports Portugal's deadliest fire kills 62 while fleeing the blaze
Author: 0 Portugal's deadliest fire kills 62 while fleeing the blaze

Mr Gomes said at least 30 of those killed were in vehicles engulfed by flames on a road between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. Both of them were scared of the fire and the possibility of it reaching them. A forest fire has claimed 61 lives in Portugal , the country's National Civil Protection Agency revealed on Sunday.

Sports Celtics agree to trade No. 1 overall pick to 76ers, ESPN reports
Author: 0 Celtics agree to trade No. 1 overall pick to 76ers, ESPN reports

The teams have agreed to the deal, which will send the No. 1 pick to Philly, and the 76ers will take Markelle Fultz with their new spot in the draft, according to TNT's David Aldridge . None of that matters now. As a rookie, Okafor practically carried the Philadelphia 76ers offense single-handedly, despite a team roster that offered little in the way of complimenting his skill sets.

Author: 0 Russia Win Against New Zealand in Confederations Cup Opener

Nani was already celebrating with his teammates when Argentine referee Nestor Pitana asked for the ball and indicated the goal was being reviewed. The second half though started the same way as the first as the Russians continued to pile on the pressure on the New Zealand goal. Russia's opening goal had an ugly finish after two pretty pieces of individual skill once the All-Whites defense needlessly lost the ball.

Sports India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli
Author: 0 India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

Pakistan have finally found a right team, possessing impeccable opening pair, solid middle order, talented spinners, good fielders, an intimidating bowling attack, and a passionate captain. But Pakistan batsman Hafeez said his teammates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday.

Author: 0 Hector Moreno, Mexico Snatch Late Draw vs. Portugal at 2017 Confederations Cup

Portugal have scored 22 goals in six World Cup qualifiers so the advice is to punt the 3/1 with bet365 on there being over 3.5 goals in the game . The goals were scored by Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma (34th minute) and Cedric Soares (86th minute), and Mexico's Javier Hernandez (42nd minute) and Hector Moreno (90th minute).

Author: 0 NHL Mock Draft 4.0: Prepare for the pre-draft frenzy of trades

Teams were also eager to see the list of players available because Vegas now becomes a trade avenue for them. The Golden Knights are owned by Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, a consortium led by Bill Foley , the team will be a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference starting in the 2017-18 season.

Sports 5 ways Real Madrid can ensure their Champions League dominance
Author: 0 5 ways Real Madrid can ensure their Champions League dominance

Although the first-half appeared the two teams were equally matched, the second half proved a different story as Juventus had no answer for a dominating Madrid squad. The Welsh winger, at 27, would instantly improve United, but injuries are beginning to afflict the former Tottenham star and if Real are prepared to sell, it should come as a warning to United that big clubs only sell their top players for a reason.

Author: 0 All Blacks great Meads impressed by Lions rally

Halfpenny was also unerring with six penalties and a conversion for the visitors who now face the Waikato Chiefs on Tuesday in Hamilton . "The ones who deserve to be there, who would give their right arms to be there, rather than some players purely because they happen to be in the right geographical location".

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching

Trade rumors have already ramped up for George this season with teams, such as the Cavaliers , interested in renting George before he hits free agency. Detroit wants to trade the pick for a veteran player to help them win now. Assuming they don't trade up or down in the draft, the Suns will have their choice of whoever's left between Josh Jackson , Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox and maybe even Lonzo Ball .

Sports Mark Wahlberg thinks McGregor will struggle against Mayweather
Author: 0 Mark Wahlberg thinks McGregor will struggle against Mayweather

Considering the fact that this fight will be watched all around the world, brands will be queueing up to secure these rights, although it is likely to cost them. Asked about financial details of the fight, Mayweather said both sides are pleased. "He's very happy, I'm very happy and I can't wait". "I guess Conor's always got a puncher's chance, right?" McGregor, the lightweight UFC Champion, will fight under boxing rules, despite never having had an officially sanctioned bout under those ...

Author: 0 Zaman, Ali help Pakistan storm into Champion's Trophy final

England captain Eoin Morgan said Pakistan "played brilliantly" but he appeared unhappy with the wicket. Morgan said: "I don't think there was any home advantage". This was the first time the two teams had met in a knockout match at a major tournament since Pakistan's memorable victory in the 1992 World Cup final.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez injury - Chile won't risk him tonight

Though the system ultimately proved accurate, the time taken and manner of explaining decisions in the stadium and to TV viewers appeared chaotic. The All Whites had a penalty claim turned down for a handball by Vasin but Russian Federation sealed all three points as Smolov started and finished a swift passing move in the 69th minute to extended their unbeaten streak to four matches under Cherchesov.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo charged with tax fraud

They added that the Real Madrid football player, 32, had not hidden any income from the tax authorities or defrauded Spain . A Spanish state prosecutor has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of defauding the country's tax office of millions of euros.

Sports Healy hits 2 HRs to power A's past Yankees 5-2
Author: 0 Healy hits 2 HRs to power A's past Yankees 5-2

After hitting 13 home runs in 72 contests previous year as a rookie, Healy has 30 career blasts in his first 139 games. Matt Joyce led off the first inning with a home run and went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored for the A's.

Sports Dustin Johnson heading to US Open after birth of second child
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson heading to US Open after birth of second child

The new setup will allow officials to be strategically placed on each hole in various areas to better assist with rulings and pace of play. "I'm a little frustrated that I shot three over", he said. An appearance in the U.S. Open isn't the only major event happening in Johnson's life this week. That was the big key for me. He ended up winning by three.

Sports Celtics Trade #1 Pick to Philadelphia for #3 Pick in NBA Draft
Author: 0 Celtics Trade #1 Pick to Philadelphia for #3 Pick in NBA Draft

The trade reportedly will be completed Monday. On the Sixers' part, they "were able to get Fultz and make sure they still have picks going forward, which was probably their best-case scenario", the report added. But with Fultz, Philadelphia - which has asked its fans to endure some very dismal stretches and "Trust The Process" for the past few years - would likely expect to turn a real corner toward respectability again.

Sports Germaine de Randamie removed as UFC featherweight champion
Author: 0 Germaine de Randamie removed as UFC featherweight champion

In total, the 27-year-old Anderson is 8-2 in her MMA career and is now on a four-fight winning streak. "UFC has informed Germaine de Randamie and her management team that she is being removed as the women's featherweight champion due to her unwillingness to fight the No.

Sports Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title
Author: 0 Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title

Koepka carded a closing 67 to finish 16 under par, matching the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. To say that this version of the golfing Koepka is new is a grand understatement. I think I hit 17 greens today, which was just awesome in these conditions. "I'll try and beat him next time". " Dustin actually called me last night and told me the same thing, just stay patient", said Koepka.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star reacts to Portugal draw in Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star reacts to Portugal draw in Confederations Cup

Vela in particular, was causing Portugal all sorts of problems on the right wing but somehow against the run of play, it was the Europeans who would take the lead. While the VAR appeared to come to the correct decision, Santos was frustrated that this came only after the officials had looked at an earlier phase of play where Pepe was offside.

Author: 0 Pole sitter Kyle Larson races to win at MIS

Larson has won the last two races at MI, following up his August victory that was his first at the Cup level. Nobody else has more than four. The finish was similar to the race at MI last August, when Larson took the lead on a restart with nine laps left en route to his first Cup win.

Author: 0 Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

He said that Roy took "significant actions of his own" to take his own life, but Carter instructing him to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct . According to Gutterman, one of the issues at play in Carter's trial was the issue of whether or not intent can be determined when the evidence in question is all online.

Author: 0 Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears

All trades involving the Golden Knights are not expected to be made official/public until the expansion draft reveal on June 21. Other high-profile players left unprotected include Nashville's James Neal , Minneaota's Eric Staal , Columbus' Jack Johnson , New Jersey's Mike Cammalleri, Ottawa's Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot and former Penguins defensemen Brooks Orpik of Washington and Paul Martin of San Jose.

Author: 0 NHL Draft Projections: Fleury and Neal to Vegas

Louis. "We looked at the lists and there were no surprises", McPhee told reporters on Sunday. "We have some control over what's happening now - but now we're on the clock". Nick Shore, center: Possible trade bait in the days leading up to the expansion draft? While some notable names were picked, such as Mathieu Schneider, Geoff Sanderson and Mike Vernon, the likes of Bert Robertsson, Zac Bierk and Michael Bros also were selected.

Author: 0 Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win bring international cricket to Pak

Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals where they knocked out hosts England. India captain Virat Kohli says Fakhar Zaman's cavalier approach was hard to counter as 80 percent of his "high risk shots" came off well during the Champions Trophy final against Paksitan, here today.

Author: 0 Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft

This time, it's for real. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the National Hockey League during a three-day expansion draft window. That said, what we learned from McPhee is that his intention is to build the Golden Knights through the NHL Entry Draft and over the next four-to-five years.

Sports Kevin Durant explains why the Warriors are no 'superteam'
Author: 0 Kevin Durant explains why the Warriors are no 'superteam'

What will they do to get back to the Finals for a fourth straight year, but more importantly, what kind of team will they build to beat Golden State? Golden State managed to avoid Love by refusing to deal Klay Thompson for him. Finals MVP Kevin Durant declined to say whether he would accept an invitation and teammate Andre Iguodala said he would follow Curry's lead. No one is questioning Steve Kerr's coaching abilities nor the Warriors' drafting success .

Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Say They Think Warriors Will Keep Core Together

And the 50-point margin is being generous to Cleveland . He made 14 of his 20 shots, including five 3-pointers. He also had 13 rebounds and eight assists, giving him a triple-double average for the finals, an unprecedented feat. We kept the lead at 6, 8 points, or the deficit. "We had that huge run in the second quarter, which changed everything". "To be able to enjoy the process and journey", Curry added.

Sports Bayern and Arsenal compete for £86m Atletico Madrid star
Author: 0 Bayern and Arsenal compete for £86m Atletico Madrid star

The German club are hesitant to alter their wage structure and it now appears that Sanchez's most likely destination is Manchester City , despite Arsenal's reluctance to sell one of their major assets to a Premier League rival. "The relationship to him is obviously, due to the language, a bit closer". Manchester City are thought to still be in with a shout of signing Sanchez despite Arsenal not wanting to strengthen one of their main rivals next term, and it would be in their best ...

Author: 0 Tearful Muguruza laments French Open crowd's 'lack of respect'

Muguruza, who was seeded No 4 in Paris , beat Serena Williams in the French Open final previous year. The Spaniard revealed she made desserts to relax during her run to the 2015 Wimbledon final and admitted it remains a favourite hobby after reaching the Roland Garros fourth round on Friday.

Sports India take on Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India take on Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy

Along the way they beat hosts England in another one-sided match - ultimately well deserving of lifting the trophy. "We want to be more consistent as a team ". Amir's arrangement means he will play County Championship fixtures for the current Division One leaders, as well as NatWest T20 Blast matches. "It has been an up and down ride".

Sports Michael Phelps will swim against a shark
Author: 0 Michael Phelps will swim against a shark

A statement from Discovery Channel says: "They are one of the fastest andmost efficient predators on the planet". Whether that means the victor of 23 Olympic gold medals is actually racing a shark remains uncertain. Shark: Great Gold vs". He will then dive with the sharks and learn "how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face". Surely even Phelps couldn't beat a shark? An open body of water? Great Whites max out at 25 miles per hour (about 40.25 kph), compared to ...

Sports Volkswagen Polo 2018 revealed
Author: 0 Volkswagen Polo 2018 revealed

According to Volkswagen, the sixth generation model has a fully new exterior design, which makes the vehicle - now as a rule with four doors - appear "sportier and more grown up". The new design was also used to place a greater emphasis on the available interior technology, moving the touchscreen infotainment system (available from 6.5 to 8.0-inches) up to the height as the new-generation Active Info Display digital instrument cluster.

Author: 0 Pakistan destroy arch-rivals India to claim Champions Trophy

They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan's 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman's 114, the left-handed opener's maiden one-day worldwide hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level. J: Because you got the wicket. Zaman's figures of 3.3-0-25-0 were ruined only by Hardik Pandya hitting two consecutive sixes. He was named man of the match.

Author: 0 Pakistan media hails win against India

The openers, who also managed a 100-run stand for the first wicket in the previous matches, was separated due to a suicidal run-out of Ali when Zaman was ball-watching and Ali departed with the score on 128 for one after 23 overs. Seamer Mohammad Amir then ripped through India's top order to leave them reeling at 54-5. Hasan Ali picked up the award for man of the tournament with his 13 wickets, including three in India's collapse, and the victory was cathartic for Amir in ...

Author: 0 Fans Celebrate Russia's Win In Confederations Cup Opener

The Krestovsky Stadium has been mired in scandal, taking over a decade to build at an estimated cost of $800 million, amid allegations of corruption. "Russian Federation is ready", Colin Smith, director of competitions for global soccer body FIFA, said at a news conference in St.

Sports Chelsea deny rumours about manager Antonio Conte's future
Author: 0 Chelsea deny rumours about manager Antonio Conte's future

Costa looks likely to depart Stamford Bridge this summer despite helping the Blues win a second Premier League title in three years with 20 goals this past season. After his appointment as head coach of Chelsea , conte has won the league which means they are qualified for the champions league already. Chelsea have since denied the allegations, while Conte himself has told certain sources that he is calm.

Sports Flawless 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open
Author: 0 Flawless 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

His collection of Slams now stands just three behind great rival Roger Federer , a staggering statistic coming just a year after he quit Roland Garros with a wrist injury. On his way to the title match, he has shipped just 29 games, six fewer than when he made the 2012 final and just two more than the record of 27 conceded by Bjorn Borg in his 1978 trophy season.

Author: 0 US Open: Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

Heused the pivotal stretch to pull away and finish the championships at 16-under 272. "That's awesome", Koepka said. "Unfortunately, I just didn't execute". Then he made two straight, Koepka ran off three birdies, and as Harman describes, "It was lights out". "That par save was massive on 13", Koepka said.

Author: 0 Hernandez hits home run off Miller, Dodgers beat Indians 6-4

BRAVES: Atlanta third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss about two months after having surgery to fix ligament damage in his left ring finger. "And I got to go with the lights on to the hospital so that was a treat". Robertson lifted a three-run bomb to left field in the ninth, but his first career home run was too little, too late.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry on Potential Invite to White House: 'I Still Wouldn't Go'

For his illustrious career, James has logged 50,312 minutes, second only among active players to Dirk Nowitzki. This is amid the trend in the National Basketball Association when LeBron James joined Miami Heat with All Star players such as Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade in 2012, where James got his first championship.

Author: 0 Man Utd table £30m bid for Benfica's Nelson Semedo

The Catalan manager is looking to bring the hot prospect to the Etihad this summer, in order to strengthen the right-back position at Man City. Benfica supremo Luis Filipe Vieira is now in England, negotiating a deal with Manchester United for Semedo, but he is unlikely to accept their offer for the defender.

Sports Teen killed in bear mauling during Alaska mountain race
Author: 0 Teen killed in bear mauling during Alaska mountain race

The teen had made it to the 1.5-mile halfway point and was on his way down the mountain when he texted a family member at 12:37 a panic, saying that he was being chased by a bear. A search started immediately, bolstered by searchers' ability to track the teen's phone, but was then thwarted. Anchorage Police Department Sgt. Nathan Mitchell told KTUU the victim's mom was at the race.

Sports 3 held for running betting racket on India-Pakistan Champions Trophy match
Author: 0 3 held for running betting racket on India-Pakistan Champions Trophy match

He said Champions Trophy has been a memorable event and Pakistani fans will remember it for a very long time indeed. Mohammad Amir had Rohit Sharma lbw in the first over and the king of the ODI chase, Virat Kohli came in at 0-1 but instead of steadying the ship he was dropped after just eight balls and instead of taking that reprieve he was out one ball later.

Author: 0 Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor

Unless you just returned to civilization moments ago, you already know that on Wednesday, it was announced McGregor and Mayweather will box August 26th. "I'm going to go out there and give it all I got", Miocic said if the fight were to be made. McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw. Only way it can ruin boxing is if McGregor goes and boxes Floyd because he's going to look really ridiculous boxing him.