Author: 0 Best Players Left Exposed In The NHL Expansion Draft

The protected lists were revealed Sunday morning and distinctly state which players are available and which are protected. But in all likelihood, Vegas will lack stars and scoring in the early years of its existence. Last season, he was out for 20 games with an upper-body injury. Likewise, the Knights should be able to come up with a solid stable of netminders and defenders.

Sports Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown
Author: 0 Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown

The victory also ended a three-year drought of major titles for Nadal, who won his ninth French Open title in 2014. Nadal, who has now closed back to within three of Federer's all-time record with a 15th slam title, said in halting French: "It's truly wonderful".

Sports Cody Bellinger Becomes Quickest to 21 Career Home Runs
Author: 0 Cody Bellinger Becomes Quickest to 21 Career Home Runs

He flied out with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. Seager got the scoring started with a two-run blast in the first frame. For the second straight day - this one in a game started by Clayton Kershaw , no less - the Dodgers opened up a seven-run lead but could not complete the game without closer Kenley Jansen getting loose.

Sports Nordtveit leaves West Ham for Hoffenheim
Author: 0 Nordtveit leaves West Ham for Hoffenheim

Norway worldwide midfielder Havard Nordtveit has joined Hoffenheim from West Ham for an undisclosed fee, both clubs have announced . No fee has been revealed but the German club have confirmed that Nordtveit will wear the No.6 shirt in the new campaign.

Sports Station explosion being treated as terror attack
Author: 0 Station explosion being treated as terror attack

The incident is considered a terrorist attack, he said, declining to comment on "rumors" that the suspect was shouting "Allahu Akbar". Local media reported the man wearing what appeared to be a "explosives vest". A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station, Belgian broadcaster VTM television reported.

Sports Cavs, GM Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavs, GM Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

Gilbert continued saying that the Cavaliers did not have an announcement regarding new leadership but said they are still exploring options. Fresh off their NBA Finals loss to the Warriors in five games, the Cavaliers already had begun searching for answers to Golden State's depth of starpower - with Griffin leading the charge.

Sports Consider Tristan Thompson more in trade talks for Paul George
Author: 0 Consider Tristan Thompson more in trade talks for Paul George

With the 2017 NBA Draft slated for this Thursday, the tandem of ESPN reporters also made a point to mention that several other teams have contacted the Pacers in regards to George's availability this week. What if George is traded to a different team in the coming days, enjoys his time with that franchise and then spurns the Lakers and re-signs with his new team? However, adding the All-Star will be a hard task for the Cavaliers with IN having great demands IN exchange for him.

Author: 0 Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers

Griffiths said: "It was a tough ask to get back into the game from 1-0 down but we showed what we are about, great resilience but you can't switch off". "Then, most importantly for me, heading into injury-time 2-1 down, I don't see anyone sink to their knees, I don't see anyone hit the floor". "I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick".

Author: 0 I thought I was done, Rafael Nadal reveals his hidden thought

With 31-year-old Nadal five years younger than the Swiss, time might be on his side to eventually come out tops. The Spaniard has become the first player to clinch a berth at the prestigious season-ending tournament, to be staged 12-19 November in London , after winning his record 10th Roland Garros title on Sunday in Paris .

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho denies any wrongdoing in tax probe

Spanish authorities have also recently filed papers against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , who is accused of evading tax of some 14.7m euros (£12.8m) by hiding income from image rights. "He is a Real Madrid player and will remain so". Prosecutors accuse the Portugal global of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate.

Sports American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot
Author: 0 American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot

The event is a favorite of the Queen's , and Kate's attendance past year drew much attention, as her outfit-a white lace Dolce & Gabbana dress-was heralded as an appropriately sophisticated and summery choice (she matched it with a white fascinator).

Sports Man United cleared in Pogba deal, FIFA open proceedings against Juventus
Author: 0 Man United cleared in Pogba deal, FIFA open proceedings against Juventus

Dawson added the Red Devils and Juve were both initially asked for clarification over the signing when it was reported Pogba's agent , Mino Raiola , could earn over £41 million from the deal. However, the inclusion of massive commissions to agent Mino Raiola may well have breached third party ownership rules. If Juventus are found guilty of wrongdoing, the Italian champions could be fined or handed a transfer ban.

Author: 0 Adidas, NHL unveil Wild new look

Additionally, the home uniform now features the "M" ligature first launched in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series. While some of the jerseys got minor tweaks, such as changes in stripes or piping, some were slightly more dramatic, including the Colorado Avalanche , the Minnesota Wild , the Nashville Predators , and the New Jersey Devils .

Sports Cavs, GM David Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavs, GM David Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

Gilbert has owned the team for 12 1/2 years. Gilbert said Griffin and the team "mutually decided" to not extend his contract that is set to expire at the end of June. It is well known that LeBron James supports David Griffin and he wanted him to keep his position with the team. "We got us 1 (trophy)", wrote James on his Twitter account.

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned to answer questions on tax fraud

Re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has described the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future as "very strange". Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao - on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid - and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid.

Sports Savannah Marshall To Debut On Mayweather-McGregor Card
Author: 0 Savannah Marshall To Debut On Mayweather-McGregor Card

Combat sports isn't completely analogous to Highlander, but you better believe if McGregor is able to take the head of Mayweather , he's the king of boxing as well as MMA for as long as he sticks around. Nobody is flawless. [Mayweather is] unbelievable defensively, he's pound-for-pound one of the greatest, but everybody has holes, everybody makes mistakes, everybody has predictable patterns that they do over and over again".

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2. Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts.

Author: 0 Contreras hits HR, Baez scores on error, Cubs beat Padres

Rizzo tried to force the issue, though, and absolutely crushed Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the process. Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger launched two more home runs, setting a major league record with his powerful start, and Clayton Kershaw became the first 10-game victor in the National League despite giving up a career-high four long balls as Los Angeles held on for a 10-6 victory over the New York Mets .

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday that the Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the played a delinquent.

Sports Disney to become Orlando Magic jersey sponsor
Author: 0 Disney to become Orlando Magic jersey sponsor

It's no secret that Disney believes in magic , but now the Orlando Magic will have the power of the pixie dust on its court starting next season. The Timberwolves signed a three-year deal with Fitbit , a company that sells wearable fitness technology, while the Magic partnered up with Disney, as Walt Disney World is located in Orlando .

Author: 0 Paul George, mum on future, urges Pacers to sign better players

George is one of the elite two-way players now in the National Basketball Association and getting some sort of return on him would help the franchise quickly retool. After next season, it could be anybody's guess as to where George will play. USA Today's Sam Amick reported in February that George is " hell-bent " to get to the Lakers .

Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Mexico's second half resistance was broken four minutes from time when Hector Herrera let the ball bounce off his foot and Cedric pounced, with the Southampton player's shot taking a deflection off Herrera on the way in. While he remains their star player, Ronaldo is longer the only footballer of genuine quality in this Portugal team and over the last twelve months the side have shown a real capacity to score goals.

Sports Mickelson, longtime caddie to part ways
Author: 0 Mickelson, longtime caddie to part ways

Just last week, Bones was at Erin Hills preparing to caddie for Mickelson should the five-time major victor be able to fly cross-country for the U.S. Open following his daughter's graduation. Amy and I, and our children, will always think of Bones, Jen, Oliver, and Emma as family. The 47-year-old lefthander and the bagman he met at 1992 US Open sectional qualifying in Memphis parted ways as friends, each releasing a statement saying as much.

Sports Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18
Author: 0 Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18

The Lakers and Pacers are in active discussions about a trade that would send Paul George to Los Angeles , ESPN .com reported Wednesday (AEDT). However, there is always the possibility that a team could trade for George , and then convince him to stay instead of heading out west to join the Lakers .

Author: 0 Fresh-faced Germans made to sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

Celtic's Tom Rogic scored Australia's first to make it 1-1 by sliding a long-range attempt under Leno's hands before Tomi Juric made it 3-2 when finishing a rebound after Germany's goalkeeper had let a routine Rogic try slip from his grasp.

Sports Dwyane Wade opts in for 2nd year with Bulls
Author: 0 Dwyane Wade opts in for 2nd year with Bulls

Earlier today, meanwhile, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith speculated Boston would use its recently acquired No. 3 overall pick to land Butler . But Griffin and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert abruptly announced Monday night that they were parting ways, just three days before the draft and less than two weeks before the June 30 expiration of Griffin's contract.

Sports New Zealand suffer spectacular America's Cup capsize
Author: 0 New Zealand suffer spectacular America's Cup capsize

But the physical demands of racing the power-hungry 50-foot America's Cup Class foiling catamarans, which have a crew of six, requires a new mix of strength, speed and stamina. Ainslie, 40, one of the world's most accomplished sailors, hoped to become the first Englishman to hoist the Auld Mug in victory. The victor of the first-to-five series will go on to challenge America's Cup holder Oracle Team USA next week.

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

And from the first moment a story about a £134.5 million Real Madrid reportedly payed their player in image rights just before a tax exemption in Spanish law was about to end caused a legal stir back in Spain , another story broke nearly simultaneously.

Author: 0 Lakers and Pacers talking Paul George trade

Point guard Lance Stephenson is here. When it comes to George , meanwhile, ESPN reported earlier Tuesday that the Indiana Pacers have commenced trade talks with the Los Angeles Lakers , who overwhelmingly rank as George's preferred destination as his own free agency looms in the summer of 2018.

Author: 0 De'Aaron Fox tours ESPN

There have been more story lines than one can recall in years past, as scouts and analysts are viewing this as a 1996/2003 type of draft in terms of "generational talent". "I didn't worry too much about it because I was getting to the rim whenever I wanted". At the same time, we spend a lot of time around the prospects we cover and their families and it's impossible not to make some personal connections.

Author: 0 UP witnessing development under Yogi Govt: PM Modi

He also strongly favoured making the country self-reliant in defence and technology sectors. Referring to former President Kalam, Modi noted that science is universal but technology is local, and there can not be a bigger name for contributing to technology than him.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud

Perez read a prepared speech and did not take questions from journalists at the event. "The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player", said Perez, who was re-elected on Monday . Ronaldo via his representatives last week denied any wrongdoing. "I'm sure Cristiano wouldn't want us to pay his fine if there was one - he's not like that".

Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 mln eur tax fraud

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros. Mourinho, who is now Manchester United manager, is accused of using a corporate structure to hide image rights earnings from the taxman in 2011 and 2012.

Sports Hornets pick up Dwight Howard in trade with Hawks
Author: 0 Hornets pick up Dwight Howard in trade with Hawks

What's insane about this trade, other than the trade itself, is that Dwight Howard himself was asking Twitter about trades just five minutes before he himself was traded. The Hornets traded for the big man Tuesday night in the latest National Basketball Association blockbuster deal two days before the draft. He started 74 games for Atlanta, averaging 29.7 minutes per night - the latter of which was the lowest he'd averaged in his entire career.

Author: 0 Tax fraud case: Real Madrid president not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo departure

Perez says Ronaldo , who has also been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, is not motivated by money. We have not had an offer for Cristiano . The rumour mills are on full swing and the biggest news seems to be about none other than Cristiano Ronaldo . Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo clenches his fist after scoring during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Tuesday ...

Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Mourinho wary of Ronaldo's motives. . "I have not spoken with Cristiano". I've heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Author: 0 Florentino Perez To Remain Real Madrid President Until 2021

Real Madrid turned down the opportunity to sign goalkeeper David de Gea from Manchester United last summer, club president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday while playing down the possibility of bidding for the Spain worldwide again.

Author: 0 USA teen killed by bear in Alaska running race

A 16-year-old runner competing in a popular Alaskan footrace Sunday texted a family member he was being chased by a black bear before the animal caught and killed him, the Alaska Dispatch News reported . The first attack happened on Sunday during a mountain race at Chugach State Park southeast of Anchorage . "It's very unusual", Marsh said of the mauling.

Sports American band win top court case over offensive trademark
Author: 0 American band win top court case over offensive trademark

The four more "conservative" justices, led by Justice Alito , explained why trademarks don't constitute a subsidy or other type of government program (within which the government can regulate speech), and that the "disparagement clause" doesn't even survive the more deferential scrutiny that courts give "commercial" speech.

Sports Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to contest French Open semi-final
Author: 0 Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to contest French Open semi-final

Waves of weather - "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow too", Bacsinszky said in her on-court interview - disrupted both players' games, but she said she was ready for a heavy surface. For many years, big things have happened for me at Roland Garros. Ostapenko is looking forward to her birthday showdown against Bacsinszky, adding: "We are good friends, because we played the doubles in China a year ago, and that's how I got to know her".

Author: 0 Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title

Here are a few fun facts about Ostapenko. She sure didn't shown signs of any issues Wednesday, scrambling all over the court to retrieve shots by Svitolina that seemed destined to be winners. It's a habit that players tend to grow out of, when the importance of winning changes, but for now she goes for broke. Bacsinszky won the last four games to wrap up the second set 6-3.

Author: 0 Justin Marshall: Lions showed their big weapon in win over Crusaders

While the Lions didn't score a try to add to the two in their first two games, their attacking game improved immeasurably, gaining pace, accuracy and urgency. The Crusaders let themselves down with poor handling in slippery conditions and a lack of discipline. Gatland said: "At this stage of the tour everyone has had a start and as coaches we are happy that all the players have had a chance to put their hand up and perform in the Lions jersey".

Author: 0 Florida Panthers protect defense, leave scoring open for Vegas in expansion draft

Every team - except for Vegas, of course - had until 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning to finalize a list of players they wanted to keep from being selected in the expansion draft. From the resulting lists of unprotected players, the Golden Knights are permitted to claim one player from each team. The Flames solidified their goaltending situation by getting the 35-year-old Smith from the Coyotes for a conditional pick and a prospect, taking advantage of their ability to protect a goalie that most ...

Sports LeBron James: 'Tomorrow's another important opportunity for us'
Author: 0 LeBron James: 'Tomorrow's another important opportunity for us'

After watching the Warriors go undefeated through 15 postseason games, it might be hard to find any Game 4 prediction that has the Cavaliers extending the series. Here's the margin of error for Cleveland in this series: LeBron was on the floor for 45 minutes and 37 seconds and the Cavs were a +7 with their best player on the floor.