Sports Lonzo Ball rocks $495 new Lakers colorway ZO2 sneakers after being drafted
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball rocks $495 new Lakers colorway ZO2 sneakers after being drafted

On Thursday, that destiny was realized. Lonzo Ball knew, or at least had a good idea that he was being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the number two pick. "My dad loved him and loved the way the Lakers played". "I think LaVar is going to be LaVar", Pelinka said . "I feel like I can bring that to the team".

Sports Spurs select G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft
Author: 0 Spurs select G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft

If we can make it better, we'll do it at any opportunity we can. "So, that's where we sit with LaMarcus". Fantasy Impact: The Spurs don't typically give many minutes to rookies but White could be an exception. His collegiate career was a roller coaster ride that saw Trimble rise to stardom and then sink to the bottom of the ocean, only to plateau somewhere in the middle.

Sports O'Brien joy as Highland Reel shows he is a special talent
Author: 0 O'Brien joy as Highland Reel shows he is a special talent

Roger Charlton said of the runner-up Decorated Knight: "To be fair he was a 10-1 shot today and was fourth or fifth-favourite but every time he improves and finds a bit more ". Sara Davison poses fro photographers as she arrives for the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England , Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Author: 0 Paul George intends to leave Pacers next year

Ironically, George's well-meant intentions will put pressure on the Pacers to work out a deal with another team, to move George in exchange for assets, rather than just let him walk into free agency. The Pacers would be open to that trade because if they don't trade George, he will walk next summer and they would get nothing in return. The Lakers are smart to not give up anything of value for a player that they can just wait on in 2018.

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand

Coach Fernando Santos bristled when quizzed on the subject in the build-up to Portugal's 1-0 win over Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday and centre-back Pepe, who is without a club contract for next season after leaving Real Madrid , was equally forthright.

Sports Dozens killed in Portugal forest fire
Author: 0 Dozens killed in Portugal forest fire

More than 1,500 national firefighters have been dispatched to combat the flames. Officials said 47 of the dead in Saturday night's blaze died on a road as they fled the flames. Image Below :Aerial view of a forest fire is seen from the cabin of a Spanish fire fighting plane near Pedrogao Grande , Portugal , June 18, 2017.

Author: 0 Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

The result extends a winless run at Federation Internationale de Football Association tournaments for two teams that each lost their opening game in Russia and all three matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil . The teams last met in a 2014 friendly, with Germany winning 1-0 with a goal by Mario Goetze. "They are very versatile in their game and will be a big challenge for us".

Sports Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods
Author: 0 Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods

National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to weaken as it moves farther inland after coming ashore in southwestern Louisiana early Thursday . "Any way we can get to them", she said. Street and other flooding was reported in places such as Port Arthur, along Sabine Pass and the border with Louisiana, where Cindy made landfall early Thursday .

Sports Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

The Lakers selected Ball with the second overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night, staking a big portion of their future on the talented UCLA playmaker. INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE: A year after almost half the draft - a record 27 of the 60 picks - were international players, French guard Frank Ntilikina and Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen, who played a year at Arizona, are two of the top international players.

Sports Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft
Author: 0 Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft

But if the Lakers want Lonzo - and it seems they do after trading point guard D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn - they won't be turned off by LaVar. Blockbuster trades have set shockwaves through the NBA and shook up the 2017 NBA Draft order this week.

Author: 0 Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify

If he were to leave, Ronaldo would likely break the world-record transfer fee for the second time in his career. The Madrid president, who was re-elected unopposed this week, gave a full-length interview to Onda Cero where he spoke at length about the Ronaldo situation .

Sports Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays
Author: 0 Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays

ANGELS 10, YANKEES 5 Albert Pujols lined a go-ahead single during a messy, four-run rally in the seventh inning and Los Angeles overcame Aaron Judge's major league-leading 25th home run to beat NY. Adrian Beltre then hit Shin-Soo Choo home from third on a sac fly to centre. Blue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson was a late scratch from the lineup as the DH because of left knee soreness.

Sports Vegas GM: midnight deadline to discuss players, deals for expansion draft
Author: 0 Vegas GM: midnight deadline to discuss players, deals for expansion draft

ET on Sunday and has until 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday to submit his selections. There is no time to waste at the Golden Knights headquarters. That leaves at least a handful of teams with work left to do, scrambling to keep coveted players such as Marc Methot in Ottawa, the Rangers' Antti Raanta and Michael Grabner, Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella in Minnesota, James Neal in Nashville and Jonathan Marchessault in Florida from joining Vegas.

Sports Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill
Author: 0 Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill

A Spanish prosecutor has filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over alleged tax fraud. They also circulated a copy of a tax document dated July 3, 2015, which covers the period in question. There is a growing list of football stars being investigated and prosecuted in Spain over accusations of tax evasion. The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.

Author: 0 Di Maria agrees to deal in Spain over tax fraud

Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday. Barcelona's Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and €2.09 million fine previous year for tax fraud. The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands ...

Author: 0 Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

The Spanish prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint in a Madrid court against the Portuguese coach regarding tax irregularities. A prosecutor said Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". Cristiano Ronaldo will not settle his alleged debt with the Spanish taxman ahead of his court hearing on July 31 .

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in court over tax evasion claims
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in court over tax evasion claims

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. Mascherano was also convicted of tax fraud last year and was given a suspended one-year sentence. The 29-year-old and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using offshore companies to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi's income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009.

Author: 0 Lions strangled us and will test the All Blacks, says Chiefs coach

Lions tour captain Sam Warburton has been struggling in his comeback from a knee injury and may concede the test captaincy to Ireland's Peter O'Mahony, while All Blacks captain Kieran Read will return after an nearly two-month layoff with a broken thumb.

Sports Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup
Author: 0 Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup

However, Portugal had their chance to extend their lead as well when Ronaldo eased past the Russian defence to strike a low shot on target only to be denied by Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev . But all to no avail as the European champions held off for a nervy finish. The switch proved effective, with the New Zealanders relying on a creative, pass-based style rather than the long balls to Wood which had predominated in St Petersburg.

Author: 0 Salah to have his Liverpool medical, could be club record transfer

The transfer could eventually reach €50m if add-ons, structured around the performance of the player and Liverpool , are achieved. It's understood that the club have paid £34.3m for the Egyptian global, meaning that the deal will not break the club-record £35m paid to Newcastle for Andy Carroll in January 2011.

Author: 0 Chelsea set to reap the financial rewards from £39M transfer

Salah previously spent an unsatisfactory season and a half at Chelsea between 2014 and February 2015. He was subsequently shipped off to AS Roma on loan, before the Serie A heavyweights parted with what the Times report to be a £12M fee to sign him on a permanent basis.

Sports Shuttler PV Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Author: 0 Shuttler PV Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open

In the opening game, Tai had no response to Sindhu's smashes as the Rio Olympics silver medallist dominated the proceedings to pocket it easily. Sindhu, who is yet to win an Australian Super Series title, lost 21-10, 20-22, 16-21 after winning the first set easily.

Sports NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft
Author: 0 NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft

He wasn't the only goalie in the Vegas spotlight, however. McPhee opted not to pick the top unprotected player on many rosters and instead, landed his club extra draft picks, prospects and players. OK, so if the Pens' biggest loss of the year comes at the National Hockey League awards show, we can all admit they still run the show. The 91-year-old Lindsay was in attendance for the presentation, flanked by Mario Lemieux and Mark Messier.

Author: 0 Palace set to appoint De Boer as manager

Crystal Palace aren't known for their stability either, as De Boer will be their eighth Coach in seven years, following Sam Allardyce's surprise resignation . De Boer is believed to have impressed the Palace board with his knowledge of the club while his humility, despite what he achieved as a player, has also worked in his favour.

Sports Borussia Dortmund move for Barcelona wonderkid Lee
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund move for Barcelona wonderkid Lee

Latest claims from Eurosport suggest Dembele could be ready to make life hard for his club this summer as he has already set his heart on sealing a move away due to the departure of Thomas Tuchel as manager. "Last year, I did have contact with the Barcelona sporting director", he admitted , after scoring the winning goal in France's recent 3-2 win over England.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup 2017: Ange Postecoglou must balance pragmatism with ambition

Germany manager Joachim Low promised there will be much more to come from his young squad after the world champions opened their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over Australia . "We have done really well for the time we had together", he said. "In the last last two and half years being involved in this group I've seen players buy into a philosophy and evolve", he said.

Author: 0 Diego Costa will only leave Chelsea for this club

While on worldwide duty - after a 2-2 draw with Colombia - Costa claimed: " Antonio Conte has told me by message that I will not continue with Chelsea and that's it". So, Diego Costa , ever the troubling and complex character. Is Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski ready to come to the Premier League? Chelsea will then face Arsenal in the Community Shield and Burnley in the Premier League on the opening day of the season.

Sports Would Paul George be interested in joining Detroit Pistons?
Author: 0 Would Paul George be interested in joining Detroit Pistons?

Many teams have been reported to be in talks with in, including the Cleveland Cavaliers , Los Angeles Clippers , and yes, even the Lakers. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that new Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is determined to complete a George trade either before or coinciding with Thursday's draft.

Sports Nishikori retires injured at Halle as Wimbledon looms
Author: 0 Nishikori retires injured at Halle as Wimbledon looms

At least there is still some home interest in the Aegon Championships at Queen's after Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares beat Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus 7-6, 4-6, 10-6 to reach the doubles semi-final. His match against Federer on Friday is the best he has performed so far this year and he will have to be better than his best if he is to cause an upset.

Sports Pistons take Duke's Kennard with No
Author: 0 Pistons take Duke's Kennard with No

With the No. 12 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , the Detroit Pistons selected Luke Kennard, shooting guard out of Duke University. Kennard, a sophomore with the Blue Devils, averaged 19.5 points per game on 35.5 minutes last season. The Spurs get rid of a cancer and get three nice retooling pieces for the future, and the Pistons get the best player. Kennard's shooting ability is enticing for a team that needs more perimeter threats.

Sports 'Don't compare us to male cricketers' - Raj
Author: 0 'Don't compare us to male cricketers' - Raj

When is she getting married? Raj, who will be leading India's campaign in England, made it clear that she does not want men and women cricketers to be compared. She is the second highest run-getter in Women's One-Day Internationals. She is also an Arjuna Awardee and a Padma Shri Award victor. The world No. 2 ODI batswoman also revealed that her team is constantly trying to emulate their male counterparts' achievements at the global level.

Sports Messi's prison sentence swapped for fine
Author: 0 Messi's prison sentence swapped for fine

They said they are not opposed to the Barcelona star being fined €400 per day - a total fine of around €255,500 - for the duration of the sentence, an option also put forward by the player's defence team. Despite knowing that Messi was keen to move to the Etihad, City reportedly turned down the chance to sign the four-time Ballon d'Or victor as they were not prepared to smash the world record transfer fee.

Author: 0 Read recovered and raring to go against Lions

Ryan Crotty will return from a rib injury to play at center outside Sonny Bill Williams in a new midfield combination, while Anton Lienert-Brown has been named on the bench. "So I will just quietly talk to him on Friday, and certainly there are areas of the game that we will talk about". "I've been very impressed by the Lions ".

Sports Royals struggle against Sale, lose to Red Sox
Author: 0 Royals struggle against Sale, lose to Red Sox

After the grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning, television cameras caught Perez showing off his Cabrera model, which has Cabrera's name emblazoned in gold on the barrel. The Boston Red Sox find themselves in first place in the American League East on the strength of their 19-10 mark over the last 29 contests in addition to a season-worst seven-game swoon by their bitter rival in the Bronx.

Sports Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

The first six clubs might not like a guy that another organization covets. Puck management, positioning, net-front presence ... you name the defensive trait, Merrill was deficient in it. Hischier is 6-foot-2 and 179 pounds, and as a left-handed shot, he might project more as a left wing than a center. If Patrick was four days younger, he would have been eligible for last year's draft and might have been selected No.

Sports A week after finals, the NBA is in overdrive
Author: 0 A week after finals, the NBA is in overdrive

He left after two years with the Demon Deacons. With his 19.2 points per game, Collins dominated in the paint with his 62.2 percent from the field and 74.5 percent from the line for Wake Forest. "But we're not in a rebuild". Earlier this week, the Hawks traded former All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets in a cap clearing deal.

Author: 0 O'Mahony to captain Lions, Farrell starts ahead of Sexton

So just go out and play the game you know and do what you're here to do. "It's the Lions against the All Blacks and you have got to use everything you have had over your entire rugby career and try and use it all for Saturday", said O'Mahony.

Sports Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft
Author: 0 Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft

The Suns now hold the fourth overall selection, but as noted in ESPN NBA insider Chad Ford's most recent mock draft , they would prefer not to stay there. will all improve due to the floor spacing created by George. Stats will show Fox has the better point getter, especially being on a team with at-will scorers at their disposal, but Ball has proven he has a much better shot than Fox.

Author: 0 MLB Draft: Twins take shortstop at No

On the morning of the draft, our own Jeff Passan said McKay and Lewis were the two names in play. Named national player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association, he impressed evaluators and teammates alike with his selfless attitude.

Author: 0 Fultz, Ball taken with top two picks

The selection comes after the Celtics traded the top pick to Philadelphia earlier in the week for the No. 3 pick, plus a first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019. And he knows exactly who he'll be going up against. "It's time to compete against him". The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday.

Sports 'The View' Hosts Do Not Handle Democrats' Latest Election Loss Very Well
Author: 0 'The View' Hosts Do Not Handle Democrats' Latest Election Loss Very Well

Four of these races were held to replace congress members who had assumed roles in the Trump administration. "The House remains in play now". TIM RYAN: I just think if you start rationalizing and participate in a level of delusion that we cut the lead, you know, by however many points, that that's somehow good - to me, that's unacceptable.

Author: 0 Milligan spot-kick secures draw for Australia

The Cameroonians scored one point in the next game on June 25 will play in Sochi with the German national team. "Sometimes you score the goals with your eyes closed and sometimes you miss chances that you can't miss". "I don't see any reason we should change [our approach]". The Indomitable Lions took the lead at the end of the first half when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored his first global goal .

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: India thrash South Africa to reach semi-final

Read Also: Poor running from Proteas and brilliant bowling effort take India into semisSmith said what was on display yesterday was a "cautious style of play that seems to lack the intent". Within five overs, South Africa's three most unsafe batsmen were back in the dressing room. When asked if the Champions Trophy was a sign that South Africa are drifting further away from winning a major ICC competition, the Pretoria native said: "I must be very honest with you - not a lot of ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case

He has won three Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys in his eight years in the Spanish capital. "I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo ", Figo told Gol . He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016.

Sports Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick
Author: 0 Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

The Nets were reportedly interested in packaging the No. 22 and No. 27 selections to move up, but once they moved the latter in the early week deal for D'Angelo Russell, they'll be pleased that one of the draft's top centers fell into their laps.