Author: 0 Boxer Andre Ward Stops Russia's Sergei Kovalev In Eighth Round

The fourth low blow doubled Kovalev over while the referee Ton Weeks suddenly stopped the fight not DQ'ing Ward but giving him the win. The match was highly anticipated and lived up to the hype with Ward winning a controversial decision.

Sports Momentum crucial for first Lions Test
Author: 0 Momentum crucial for first Lions Test

He also won 133 Ireland caps as one of the greatest players of his generation. The success of the game plan the Lions have developed on tour was shown in their wins over the Crusaders and New Zealand Maori, and Gatland admitted that remained the blueprint for the tests.

Sports New Zealand's Coles cleared of concussion but won't play Lions
Author: 0 New Zealand's Coles cleared of concussion but won't play Lions

When Warren Gatland announced his Lions squad for the tour to New Zealand there was considerable disgruntlement in Scotland that only two of their kith and kin and had been selected. The 112-Test first-five appreciates all too well the pressure and occasion that a Lions tour brings, playing a starring hand in the All Blacks' series sweep the last time they visited back in 2005.

Sports Celtics deal No. 1 pick to 76ers
Author: 0 Celtics deal No. 1 pick to 76ers

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. If the Lakers' 2018 first-round pick is No. 1 or is No. 6 or later, the Sixers will instead convey to the Celtics the rights to the more favorable of the Sixers' own 2019 first-round pick or the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first-round pick, provided that the more favorable pick is not the No.

Author: 0 Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

The meeting is planned for after the Confederations Cup . Portugal coach Fernando Santos, right, attends a training session in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 23, 2017. The European champion has four points in Group A and needs only a draw against No. 95-ranked New Zealand to advance to the semifinals. But Burley thinks Ronaldo is just wanting help from Real Madrid and this transfer dilemma will all blow over.

Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers select UCLA's Lonzo Ball second overall

After the worst four-year stretch in franchise history, the 16-time National Basketball Association champion Lakers are rebuilding with the point guard who led the nation with 7.7 assists per game last season for the Bruins. Ball is a tall, athletic point guard with elite vision and passing skills. LaVar Ball was in rare, actually that was typical LaVar Ball .

Author: 0 Fenway Park abuzz for David Ortiz night vs. Angels

The Ortiz ceremony is nearly a sideshow to the actual game tonight. He told of an interaction with an Indians catcher that revealed Ortiz's ignorance with regard to his long-time teammates' name. It stinks that he won't be an active player anymore, but that doesn't mean he won't be a member of the Red Sox . "Never thought about how my number would be hanging up there with all those legendaries".

Sports Miami businessman emerges as Marlins mystery bidder
Author: 0 Miami businessman emerges as Marlins mystery bidder

The Romney-Bush group also includes Quogue Capital investment fund founder Wayne Rothbaum , Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine and former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart . Now they're rivals again, and Jeter is still exploring financing options. The Marlins owner, NY art dealer Jeffrey Loria, is seeking about $1.3 billion for the team.

Sports Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas in August
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas in August

The match will also take place in an all-boxing card which will be distributed via Showtime pay-per-view with Mayweather Promotions as the lead promoter. He will be exiting a 23-month retirement at the age of 40 to face McGregor, according to ESPN . McGregor has not fought since his win over Alvarez but that has not diminished his popularity and he was named as the 24th highest-earning athlete in 2017 - alongside Gareth Bale - in the recent Forbes list.

Sports Boston? Phoenix? Duke's Jayson Tatum awaits NBA Draft fate
Author: 0 Boston? Phoenix? Duke's Jayson Tatum awaits NBA Draft fate

During his only season at Duke , Jackson averaged 10.9 points and 2.5 rebounds on 47.3 percent shooting from the field. If there is a somewhat clear top three, all of whom have an opportunity to be stars in this league, Ainge may not be able to recover from passing on all three of them by going against the consensus at this point.

Author: 0 Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

The first landed them a dependable defenseman in Niklas Hjalmarsson through a trade with Chicago. He was drafted 20th overall by the Coyotes in 2011 NHL Draft. With news that Marian Hossa will be out for next season - and that his career may be over - thanks to a skin disorder, Chicago is left with his contract without any production.

Sports Liverpool see €100m striker offer turned down
Author: 0 Liverpool see €100m striker offer turned down

Mbappe, who scored 26 goals and claimed 14 assists last season, is contracted to Monaco until June 2019. The player has reportedly got his heart set on a move to Spain to join European champions Real Madrid but IF the Frenchman changes his mind and opts for a move to England instead, then Liverpool want to be " part of the conversation ".

Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick

Fultz now joins a Sixers nucleus that included Joel Embiid , Ben Simmons and Dario Saric that could one day wreak havoc within the Eastern Conference - provided they all stay healthy. "It's well on its way there". The Sixers chose to focus on Fultz's incredible individual season at only 18-years old. Embiid had adopted the nickname as his own and was commonly introduced as "The Process" at home games this season.

Sports New call-ups amongst Lions replacements
Author: 0 New call-ups amongst Lions replacements

Gatland's Lions mentor Sir Ian McGeechan admitted the 2017 head coach's call-ups plan was "difficult to justify", though, as a host of former coaches and players stepped forward to criticise his decision. O'Mahony led the side to an emphatic win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday and did very little wrong in his own performance alongside Sean O'Brien and Taulupe Faletau.

Author: 0 Josh Jackson made Celtics fly across the country for no reason

Tatum, the Duke forward projected to go in the top 6 during Thursday night's NBA Draft , said during Wednesday's media availability in NY that he held a private session for the Sixers . UNC hasn't produced a lottery pick since 2012 when it had three: Harrison Barnes (No. 8, Golden State), Kendall Marshall (No. 13, Phoenix) and John Henson (No.

Sports Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz
Author: 0 Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Pedroia chose to focus on personal anecdotes, particularly on the time when he realized that Ortiz thought his name was "Peewee" up until just a year ago. in 2015. "Everyone has stories on me", Ortiz told the media in attendance. You're not our teammate. "Look, there was not going to be any way for me to take my performance to the highest level without the love and support you showed me every day".

Sports Bulls will trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves
Author: 0 Bulls will trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves

He only averaged about 17 minutes per game and 3.8 points. "It was unbelievable, really", said Fultz when asked about the feeling of crossing the stage after being announced as top pick . Lavine was having a breakout season, averaging a career-high 18.9 points last season. Thibodeau coached Butler from 2011 to 2015. The Timberwolves were tied for fourth-worst in the National Basketball Association in defensive efficiency last season, despite being coached by Thibodeau, known as a ...

Sports Philadelphia 76ers Take Markelle Fultz With the First Pick
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers Take Markelle Fultz With the First Pick

Suddenly, that pick was being sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for their third overall pick this season and a conditional future first round pick. That's one of the things to watch from Barclays Center, where the record for freshmen taken in the first round could fall. The only larger audience was for the 2015 draft, the network said Friday.

Sports I'd love to see Ronaldo go to Man United
Author: 0 I'd love to see Ronaldo go to Man United

This is similar to deals struck with the Spanish taxman by fellow Argentinians Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi previous year. 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 Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo exit: Man Utd move questioned by Craig Burley
Author: 0 Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo exit: Man Utd move questioned by Craig Burley

The document formalizing the deal between the parties said that Di Maria used a company in Panama to avoid tax. Former Real Madrid star Luis Figo believes "nobody is indispensable" in football , not even Cristiano Ronaldo. He also won the Champions League twice with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010). The Portuguese superstar told Real he was ready to leave the club after becoming embroiled in a row with the Spanish authorities over his tax affairs.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

He said: "This tournament, I have been playing great during the whole event since the beginning". The Swiss and Nadal , who lost to Federer in the decider at Melbourne Park, are now likely to be among the favourites for Wimbledon , nine years on from their thrilling meeting in the 2008 final at the All England Club.

Sports Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks Mets for trade
Author: 0 Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks Mets for trade

In the top half of the second inning, Bochy almost tapped the rookie left-hander out with reliever Cory Gearrin getting loose after six Mets hitters recorded extra base knocks, but Blach was allowed a more dignified exit as the Giants pinch hit for him before his first plate appearance in the third inning.

Author: 0 Celtics trade No. 1 overall pick to 76ers

However, Celtics president Danny Ainge still believes they will get the player they would have selected at number one. On a big night for both their teams, Boston and Philadelphia fans appear ready to pack the place for Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz No. 1; Ball to Lakers next

At No. 21, Oklahoma City selected Terrance Ferguson, who played in Australia after initialing committing to Arizona out of high school. The Mavericks selected former No. 15 to Portland, but was sent to Sacramento. While unofficial, the Blazers' Twitter account tweeted at Sacramento: "good pick " shortly after Collins' name was announced.

Author: 0 Knicks pick caps crazy week for France's Ntilikina

Jackson has been trying to unload Knicks veteran Carmelo Anthony as well . I can not be the only one who thinks that would make Denver an intimidating team in the West. Andre Bargnani, Eddy Curry , giving away Patrick Ewing , the list goes on). Though Woj and ESPN's Ian Begley both clarified the Knicks were simply fielding calls, and not actively shopping the star Latvian, it's a awful look for team president Phil Jackson and the organization regardless.

Author: 0 Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

The Phoenix Suns selected Jackson with the No. 4 overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft . Kansas coach Bill Self called Jackson to Phoenix "a great fit" and added that the opportunity should allow Jackson to make a major impact right away.

Sports Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's
Author: 0 Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

The tournament was badly depleted in the first round when top seed and five-time victor Andy Murray , second seed Stan Wawrinka and 2016 finalist Milos Raonic all lost. The 2010 Queen's champion, Querrey is no slouch on grass either, but Muller held his nerve in two tight sets. "I was never top 30 before in my life, and now this year for the first time I have a "2" in front of my ranking", he said.

Sports Manchester United not expected to offer deal to Ibrahimovic
Author: 0 Manchester United not expected to offer deal to Ibrahimovic

United had released him due to his injury keeping him out for most of next season but Ibrahimovic departure from the club has been reported to be left on good terms as he feels his past year in England has been a success. Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has confirmed that he will speak with United chiefs before deciding on the next move for his client, with offers from China and America's MLS believed to have come his way in recent months.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

Mourinho is under suspicion of having committed two offences in relation to personal income tax, but the 54-year-old has denied any wrongdoing. The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

Sports Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid in jeopardy: Chelsea loan solution off
Author: 0 Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid in jeopardy: Chelsea loan solution off

Following Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia at the beginning of the month, Costa said: "I'm a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there". That has proven to be the case, with Gianluca Di Marzio revealing that the club originally wanted a round €100m (£88m) for the Spaniard, but will now settle for just €60m (£52m).

Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers take guard Markelle Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Sacramento had a glaring need for a point guard with Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Langston Galloway all headed to unrestricted free agency next month and general manager Vlade Divac pounced when Fox was available. The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick again and the Celtics moved down two spots to third after the deal with their Atlantic Division rivals.

Author: 0 NBA Draft Results 2017: Celtics Take Jayson Tatum

He was ranked interchangeably with Kansas' Josh Jackson , whose versatile game on both ends projected him as a top-four pick on Thursday. Tatum said he feels fortunate to be joining a contender immediately. Even though Jackson is understandably bummed about falling a few spots, he seems to have a good grasp of the opportunity ahead of him in Phoenix. The Sixers move from No.

Sports Al Shaqab's Qemah wins at Royal Ascot
Author: 0 Al Shaqab's Qemah wins at Royal Ascot

The 10-furlong trip is a question mark, but he did win the 2015 Secretariat Stakes in America over the distance and Ryan Moore certainly knows how to win from the front with this horse and should judge his fractions to perfection. "He's won't stop, he's so quick tactically and so fearless". He was back to a mile and a quarter today and we know he gets a mile and a half well, but was a very good Group 2 victor over seven furlongs as a two-year-old.

Author: 0 It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

Butler, one of the league's most dynamic two-way players, joined forces again with Thibodeau, who coached the Bulls for five seasons before being fired in 2015. Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins paid homage to his hometown of Las Vegas with both his suit and shoes, and former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is wearing a bowtie with the Big Baller Brand logo prominently featured.

Author: 0 NBA Draft Day Fail: Does Markelle Fultz Know Who He's Playing For?

On April 25, 1951, the Bullets drafted Melchiorre with the first pick. The sad part is that Fultz was the best prospect in the draft and knew where he was going with the No. American Terrance Ferguson, who played for the Adelaide 36ers in the ANBL last season, was drafted to the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st pick of the first round.

Sports US Seeks China's Help on North Korea, Ignoring Trump's Tweet
Author: 0 US Seeks China's Help on North Korea, Ignoring Trump's Tweet

Trump wrote on Twitter that while he appreciated the efforts of President Xi Jinping and China to help with North Korea, "it has not worked out". The comment came a day after Trump said Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its weapons programs had failed.

Author: 0 NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

When it comes to being drafted by a professional sports team, more goes into a player's preference of where they want to play than actual on-the-court things. "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. He's got all the tools to be a good inside presence but just hasn't put it all together.

Author: 0 Jimmy Butler rejection latest proof of Cavaliers' utter turmoil

After ESPN reported Tuesday that the Cavaliers remain seriously interested in trading for both Jimmy Butler and George "but have encountered significant obstacles on both fronts", National Basketball Association insider Sam Amico of Amico Hoops tweeted late Wednesday that "Contrary to some reports , Cavs (are) still in on Paul George , I'm told".

Author: 0 NBA Draft Q&A with Josh Jackson

On Thursday, shares of Under Armour UAA closed the day up 1.67% after the athletic retailer signed top National Basketball Association draft prospect Josh Jackson to a sneaker deal. McDonough said they always try to be "very thorough" with any pick, but estimated they talked to 20 to 30 sources about Jackson's incident outside of a Lawrence bar where he was accused of causing damage to a auto.

Sports Former Badger Koenig signs with Bucks, Hayes heads to NY
Author: 0 Former Badger Koenig signs with Bucks, Hayes heads to NY

Koenig is not the only former Badger who has been in talks with the Bucks . Zak Showalter has been practicing with the Bucks in the hope of getting one of their free-agent spots during summer practice. NY selected Frank Ntilikina, a guard from France, with the eighth overall pick. Who knows what Hayes' role will be with Phil Jackson's Knicks. After Vegas, the two will likely play in the NBA Gatorade League (formerly the Developmental League or D-League).

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball Says He Doesn't Know Lakers' Plan for 2017 NBA Draft

In perhaps the greatest testament to his abilities, his father LaVar Ball's bombast and racially insensitive comments don't appear to be scaring off the Los Angeles Lakers or any other team that believes Lonzo could be the next great point guard.

Author: 0 NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

Instead, it turned out to go nearly exactly according to plan. The players don't get much of a say in which team they play for, but that didn't stop Lavar Ball from saying his son would play for no one but the Lakers. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins . It was the kind of smart, solid drafting the Kings haven't done enough of in recent seasons.

Author: 0 Knicks make Porzingis available

The two teams that have chose to dive into the Porzingis sweepstakes so far appear to be the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celtics . As The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday , the New York Knicks were weighing the possibility of trading their seven-foot franchise cornerstone, which prompted a flurry of activity from around the league.

Sports Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game
Author: 0 Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

During Mexico's testy 2-1 victory, undercover Federation Internationale de Football Association agents in plain clothes were scattered throughout the stands. But Mexico stormed back after the break and Raul Jimenez got the equaliser nine minutes into the second period of the Group A match. After turning in a poor performance in their 2-0 loss to Russian Federation, the All Whites were much improved against Mexico , leading 1-0 at halftime before going down 2-1, but Portugal ...

Author: 0 Confederations Cup Preview: Groups And Game Times

Federation Internationale de Football Association is also testing video reviews for referees with a view to the system possibly being used at the World Cup next year. Here is everything you need to know about the opening match of the World Cup warm-up tournament. But Mexican players are not letting Ronaldo's iconic status dominate their strategy.

Author: 0 Astros complete sweep of Athletics

Jake Marisnick , who replaced Springer, and Marwin Gonzalez hit three-run homers in the second inning and rookie right-hander David Paulino pitched 5 1/3 solid innings, leading the Astros to a 12-9 victory over the Athletics and a sweep of their four-game series at the Coliseum.

Author: 0 Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep in French Open final

Although she had lost all three finals she appeared in before Paris , she more than rose to the occasion against Halep to win her first ever senior title. "I am really happy". Just two minutes into her first Grand Slam final - and just her eighth Grand Slam event - the 20-year-old marched back to her seat after breaking the Romania's serve with a blistering backhand.

Sports Chelsea now leading Van Dijk chase
Author: 0 Chelsea now leading Van Dijk chase

But the Italy centre-half would cost in excess of £50 million (S$88 million) along with a hefty long-term contract, while the Saints' intransigence in dealing with Liverpool over van Dijk suggests the Blues' negotiating skills may be severely tested.

Sports Andre Berto Reacts To Andre Ward Stopping Kovalev
Author: 0 Andre Berto Reacts To Andre Ward Stopping Kovalev

He was right on both counts. The Russian was shaken, and the American wanted to finish him with body punches. Could be Ward's craftiness played a role, as well as all the holding, about which Kovalev's promoter Kathy Duva afterward said, "The ref (Robert Byrd) wasn't doing his job".

Sports LaVar Ball gets booed as he leaves 2017 NBA Draft
Author: 0 LaVar Ball gets booed as he leaves 2017 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick in the draft and are expected to select University of California at Los Angeles ( UCLA ) standout Lonzo Ball . We've been left with little doubt as to who Philadelphia will add with the first overall selection, but how does that alter the dynamic of the first 14 picks? Ball receives comparisons to Jason Kidd for his offensive abilities.