Sports Ronaldo header gives Portugal win over Confed Cup hosts Russia
Author: 0 Ronaldo header gives Portugal win over Confed Cup hosts Russia

Regardless of whether you agree or not with Mexico's most recent performance , El Tri is now on the cusp of earning a spot in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup . " Portugal has always played well otherwise it would not become European champions". Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game as he headed his side in front just eight minutes into the match.

Author: 0 Socceroos won't take "young, hungry" Germany for granted

World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B opener tonight, with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos . "It will be tough". "It's disappointing, we were barely clinging on in the first half", he admitted. Low surprisingly chose Bernd Leno over the likes of Kevin Trapp and Marc-Andre ter Stegen and that bold decision backfired spectacularly as the Bayer Leverkusen keeper made two ...

Sports Former Man Utd star Di Maria given suspended prison sentence
Author: 0 Former Man Utd star Di Maria given suspended prison sentence

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick may be trying to charm Cristiano Ronaldo into a move back to Old Trafford by revealing just how big a fan he is of the Real Madrid star. The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain . United manager Jose Mourinho and Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo deny charges .

Sports Confederations Cup scenarios: Who can advance to knockout stage?
Author: 0 Confederations Cup scenarios: Who can advance to knockout stage?

The referee had to separate the two sides as Mexico defeated New Zealand 2-1 in Sochi . Mexican media said the chant was also heard at matches at home to Honduras and the USA earlier this month, although Federation Internationale de Football Association could not immediately reached for comment on whether disciplinary proceedings had been opened in those cases.

Author: 0 Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

The 6ft 4in Fultz was selected No 1 overall in the National Basketball Association draft and joined former LSU guard Ben Simmons as consecutive top picks for the Sixers. He was one of a record 16 freshmen drafted in the first round, including the top seven. Orlando selected Florida State forward Jonathan Issac at No.

Author: 0 Joel Embiid happy with decision to acquire first overall pick

Fultz is a proven scoring guard with all-around abilities on the basketball court, finishing sixth in the nation in scoring with a 23.2 points per game average and a 41.2 percent clip from beyond the arc, adding 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks to round out an outstanding line in his lone year at the University of Washington.

Sports Flyers deal Brayden Schenn to Blues
Author: 0 Flyers deal Brayden Schenn to Blues

The Blues weren't done dealing. He scored 109 goals and added 137 assists for 246 points. Schenn, who turns 26 on August 22, was one of the Flyers' most productive players the last two seasons, scoring 26 and 25 goals, respectively. Lehtera, 29, had seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with the Blues last season. They get an immediate (albeit worse) replacement in Lehtera, plus a good prospect in Frost and another pick that could end up being a first-rounder.

Sports Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights
Author: 0 Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights

Bill Foley , owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, poses before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . Due to their inability to get Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause, Ottawa was forced to leave defenseman Marc Methot unprotected and he was mercilessly scooped up by the Golden Knights.

Author: 0 Gutsy Maroons set up Origin decider with thrilling fightback

The Blues crumbled mentally thereafter, throwing any semblance of a sensible game-plan out the window in a mistake-riddled final 25 minutes. "And he's an experienced guy now and if it's not coming through your halves at some point, there's other players within your team that need to grab hold and take some ownership and make sure that you get to the end of your set and you get those kicks away", Girdler said.

Sports Ronaldo on target for Portugal
Author: 0 Ronaldo on target for Portugal

Mexico has been sanctioned eight times over the same gay slurs by fans in the current World Cup qualifying campaign by worldwide soccer's governing body. "It's true that the camera shows some things I said but ( New Zealand's ) assistant coach is responsible for what happened". The second half saw Russian Federation testing the Portugal defence once again but failed to produce the clinical finish to eventually lose the match 1-0.

Sports NBA Draft Prospect Dennis Smith Jr. Has a Fan in J. Cole
Author: 0 NBA Draft Prospect Dennis Smith Jr. Has a Fan in J. Cole

He said the team was so impressed with Smith that they tried to move up in the draft to get him. A bit undersized, the former Wolfpack will likely immediately step into the starting lineup in the fall and be an upgrade an anemic Mavs' offense.

Sports Carrick not thinking about Ronaldo reunion at Man Utd
Author: 0 Carrick not thinking about Ronaldo reunion at Man Utd

In 2016, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano received a one-year suspended prison sentence for tax fraud while Barca superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar are both now awaiting court decisions. Spanish prosecutors have said that Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". The news follows other high-profile cases in Spain , like Cristiano Ronaldo plus Jose Mourinho who has also been caught up in an alleged tax fraud case dating back to ...

Sports As expected, Las Vegas takes Fleury in expansion draft
Author: 0 As expected, Las Vegas takes Fleury in expansion draft

In one such example, Vegas did not select Matt Dumba, Marco Scandella or Eric Staal from the Minnesota Wild and got in return prospect Alex Tuch and a conditional third round pick. We did one with Reilly Smith (the wing from Florida signed through 2021-22), but that's because we believe he's a really good player now and will be a really good player four years from now.

Sports Will Derek Carr's contract extension affect Sam Bradford's asking price?
Author: 0 Will Derek Carr's contract extension affect Sam Bradford's asking price?

He tossed 28 touchdowns to six interceptions last season, his second Pro Bowl campaign, leading the Raiders with his clutch ways (seven fourth-quarter comebacks, No. Like Wilson, Carr was not taken in the first round - Carr was drafted in the second and Wilson in the third - which allowed both to sign their new deals earlier than QBs taken in the first round, when contracts also come with a team option for a fifth year.

Sports National Hockey League awards roundup: McDavid steals show
Author: 0 National Hockey League awards roundup: McDavid steals show

But now, a decade after Crosby captured the Hart for the first time, you can add Edmonton Oilers' phenom Connor McDavid to the exclusive list of 20-or-under players with Hart honors. McDavid, tellingly, hadn't gotten a glimpse of Matthews until he saw him play at the world junior championships in 2016 - months before the Leafs made him their first No.

Sports Pistons guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for 2 games
Author: 0 Pistons guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for 2 games

The NBA announced the punishment on Friday. That announcement came today, and Caldwell-Pope will be suspended two games next season for the offense. Caldwell-Pope's suspension will take place for the first two games in which he is physically able to play during the 2017-18 campaign. The 24 year old shooting guard is expected to receive a lot of attention in free agency, possibly receiving maximum level offers from teams.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft

A bevy of cameras and National Basketball Association advisers were shuttling Markelle Fultz from interview to interview, running down the back hallways of the Barclays Center on Thursday night at a frenzied, fast-break pace. But, knowing that these players went in the first round gives me a sense of relief to why we struggled so much. Because what really stood out to me was the enthusiasm, and what this Sixers team is starting to mean to Philadelphia.

Sports Diego Costa in Talks With Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Diego Costa in Talks With Atletico Madrid

Atletico are banned from registering any new players until the end of the year as punishment for illegal transfer activity. But The Daily Mail claim Atletico cannot do this as Federation Internationale de Football Association outline that a player must be registered first before he can be loaned out.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Germany braced for Socceroos counterattacks in Sochi opener

Australia will now turn their attentions towards Thursday's crunch clash with Cameroon in St Petersburg, the African champions having also suffered defeat in their first match at the hands of Chile . Inevitably the focus on Germany has centered on its callow squad, containing only three world champions from 2014 while numerous established stars have been given a break.

Author: 0 Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler from Bulls

To add on to that, 670 The Score pointed out that the No. 16 pick from the Bulls will also be sent to the Timberwolves . He averaged 18.9 points last season while shooting 39 percent from three before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February.

Author: 0 Hamilton happy for Mercedes to solve McLaren's engine crisis

We do it 20 times , on a very public platform: "the race track". "I am hoping by August and coming into September, I hope by then we are the favourites - that is what we work towards". It would have been more worrying for Ferrari had Vettel finished fourth in a straight, trouble-free contest with Hamilton. The event is the second successive Formula 1 race staged on the streets of Azerbaijan's capital city.

Author: 0 Celtics draft Duke's Tatum, 76ers take Fultz No. 1

When Ainge made these comments, and they were coupled with the aforementioned report, the consensus was that the Celtics were eyeing Jackson at third overall. There isn't much projection left to his game, except maybe becoming a better defender and becoming a more consistent 3-point shooter (34.2 percent as a freshman).

Sports Celtics pick Duke's Tatum
Author: 0 Celtics pick Duke's Tatum

Jackson , who pleaded not guilty to the charge, signed a diversion agreement on April 26, and will now take it with him to Phoenix. But how far will the Lakers take the deal? "Yes, I definitely have confidence in myself that I'll be able to hold my own and be able to defend threes and fours", he said.

Author: 0 NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the best prospects available

Just a couple of days ago, the Lakers traded away point guard D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets in what has been seen as a cost-cutting measure. National Basketball Association champion Golden State and Cleveland didn't have a pick in the two-round draft, though the Warriors acquired the rights to second-rounder Jordan Bell from Chicago.

Author: 0 CT 2017: India Thrash South Africa To Enter Semi Finals

Du Plessis will return to the United Kingdom for the ensuing four-Test series against England in a straight swap back with de Villiers, who's on a self-imposed break from the longest format. We felt we had a great chance today. While the bowlers fired as a unit, which was backed up by impressive fielding, Shikhar Dhawan (78) and Virat Kohli (76 not out) led the batting show.

Sports Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

From left, Markelle Fultz , De'Aaron Fox and Donovan Mitchell gather with other draft prospects on stage for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. "After they got the third pick, we tried to schedule something for me to get out there". The NBA reportedly notified teams Wednesday that the projected salary cap for the 2017-18 season will be $99 million, which is about a $5 million increase from last season but still $2 million lower than what the ...

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick

Prior to Kentucky guards Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox, and then Washington guard Markelle Fultz visiting last week, Sixers president Bryan Colangelo said the Sixers had either seen or scheduled visits with almost all of the high-level prospects but that some agents didn't want that information made public.

Author: 0 Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

Today, Hot New Hip Hop reported on Ball's " shocking " prediction for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, "I'm going to tell you what: Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year". "It's going to be a surprise for you [media] and me", Lonzo said. I think the vision that Lonzo has just puts him in a class of being a transcendent talent.

Author: 0 Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

A general view of a video board displaying all thirty first round selections in the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. The point guard was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers . 1 player in the country and the No. 1 draft pick, so it was a goal I set out there, and that's what I was striving for", Fultz said. "Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him", Embiid tweeted in reference to Ball's father, LaVar, who does most of the talking off the court for his son.

Sports BCCI to invite more applications for India head coach role
Author: 0 BCCI to invite more applications for India head coach role

Kumble took over from Team India director Ravi Shastri past year and while he did an incredible job as India coach; India lost just one bilateral series under him. "When the coach is selected, the captain has not got any role in that", he said. In his Twitter post after stepping down, Kumble has said that the captain had problems with his style and techniques of coaching.

Sports Warburton nearing fitness as Lions build towards first Test
Author: 0 Warburton nearing fitness as Lions build towards first Test

When asked about the blocking suggestion today, Kaino said he felt the All Blacks were operating within the rules and it was for Peyper to decide if they were not. "For Sam, we were hoping he was going to be part of the 23 against the Crusaders". We are going to have some quite lengthy debates in terms of finalising that back three.

Sports Pakistan's success proves why Champions Trophy is no more about the rankings
Author: 0 Pakistan's success proves why Champions Trophy is no more about the rankings

Joe Root accepted England had missed a "golden chance" to end their long wait for a maiden one-day worldwide title after a crushing eight-wicket Champions Trophy semi-final defeat by Pakistan . It was good for both teams. "We left ourselves short today, adapting to conditions ", said Morgan. "After two years of positive one-day batting, that is the biggest disappointment", he wrote.

Sports Edmonton's McDavid wins first NHL MVP award
Author: 0 Edmonton's McDavid wins first NHL MVP award

The Hart Trophy, then, is just the latest in what's sure to be a long line of career-long accolades for McDavid if the young Oilers standout's 2016-17 campaign was any indication of what's to come. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft . Werenski led all rookie defenseman with 11 goals and 47 points and hopes to become the second Blue Jackets player to win the Calder, joining Steve Mason (2008-09).

Sports Demarai Gray shines as England U-21s make Euro semi-finals
Author: 0 Demarai Gray shines as England U-21s make Euro semi-finals

Everyone knows what depth we have in the squad and as a team we showed what were capable of tonight. We were in the best 12 teams in Europe, now we have managed to get into the best four. "I want to score goals and create". It was pretty clear that the home side were nowhere near as impressive as their supporters, with them failing to come out of the blocks like they had in their previous two games when they got early goals in each.

Author: 0 Ronaldo says he will not pay tax bill

FERNANDO SANTOS DEFENDED Cristiano Ronaldo's right to give the media the brush off once again after the Real Madrid star grabbed the only goal as Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0 on Wednesday. "Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game?", said the 62-year-old. "He's here to talk about the game - full stop". The European champion has four points in Group A and needs only a draw against No.

Sports Pakistani players showered with fortunes following their Champions Trophy win
Author: 0 Pakistani players showered with fortunes following their Champions Trophy win

Men, women and children packed Karachi airport as Sarfraz returned from England , where Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India to be crowned surprise winners. The Pakistan team enjoyed a remarkable turnaround after widespread criticism followed a 124-run drubbing by India in the opening group match. "Fakhar Zaman, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf - all new boys and it is very good sign for Pakistan cricket the way Hasan Ali played", he continued.

Author: 0 Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

They also, of course, will be trading their No. 3 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft as well. They're getting the player they want. "Playing with Jaylen. I think it would be pretty special", he said. I like both of those kids. So the way he looks at it, the deal is a win-win.

Author: 0 ESPN's NBA Draft Ratings Up 13 Percent

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. Widely reviled and also admired, the Sixers' plan to go from worst-to-first by openly stripping the roster bare of talent to lose and gobble draft picks has resulted in Joel Embiid , Simmons and now Fultz.

Author: 0 Lakers Choose Lonzo Ball With Second Pick in 2017 NBA Draft

Proud papa, non-stop hype man and brash and shrewd businessman, LaVar Ball is part Donald Trump, Don King, Ari Gold, the late Muhammed Ali and Kris Jenner rolled into one multi-cultural, bi-racial package of flair, bravado and marketing savvy.

Sports Seager homers three times to lead blowout
Author: 0 Seager homers three times to lead blowout

Cobb (6-5) gave up two runs and eight hits while striking out six. He made 112 pitches, the second-most in his 15 starts this season. After a season of false starts, of brief hot streaks followed by prolonged stretches of cold ones, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes knows better than to make too big a deal out of his recent tear.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

While reflecting on Tatum's predraft workout, Stevens recalled, "He never changed his expression". "This NBA draft will probably feature 14 or 15 freshmen and one, two, three worldwide teenagers in the first round", said Fraschilla, who sees the draft similar to baseball.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

The Celtics used the No. For a franchise that entered the draft without a pick of any kind, their second round snags are worth celebrating. Ojeleye was a former Duke reserve, who transferred . The Dallas Mavericks selected Dennis Smith Jr . from out of NC State with the 9th pick. Surely, the thinking went, Simmons would be hard-pressed to guard opposing lead guards.

Author: 0 No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

Philadelphia garnered the top draft selection in a trade with Boston . With the 36th overall pick, they took Jonah Bolden , a power forward out of Australia. "Speed kills and you can't teach it", said Fox. The Lakers used their third straight number two pick on Ball. The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday.

Sports Mexico Comes Back to Defeat New Zealand 2-1
Author: 0 Mexico Comes Back to Defeat New Zealand 2-1

Wood's superb strike was New Zealand's first goal in four matches and only the third time they have scored at a Confederations Cup in four campaigns. "I thought it was freakish really, it was like we had elbowed the player the way it was going on", said Hudson. "Overall I am really proud and I am really disappointed, our players deserved more".

Author: 0 Russia off to a winning start

Russian Federation convincingly beat New Zealand 2-0 at St Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium in front of 50,251 people, including President Vladimir Putin and FIFA president Gianni Infantino , who addressed the crowd before kick-off.