Author: 0 England bowl against South Africa in 2nd T20

Eoin Morgan's men had to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his global T20 debut. De Villiers (46) and Smuts (45) took South Africa to 90 for two at the half-way mark - a solid base from which to launch to a good score on this tiny postage stamp on a ground.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Australia, Cameroon draw 1-1, chances of knockout stages hit

Germany are second to Chile in the table only by a single goal with both teams on four points while Cameroon and Australia have a point each. SOCCEROOS coach Ange Postecoglou will make a number of changes to the side that faces Cameroon in their must win Confederations Cup match tonight (Friday 1am AEST), but will only decide on the nature of those changes after seeing how the squad pull up after final training in St Petersburg.

Author: 0 "Manchester United" questioned the transfer of Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. "I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers". "There has never been any hiding nor any intention to hide anything", Ronaldo's representatives said . Under Perez, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons.

Author: 0 Vegas Golden Knights fill out roster with National Hockey League expansion draft

But the biggest victor had to be the Minnesota Timberwolves, who extracted All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Timberwolves in a trade that still saw them pick in the first round . "My roots are here, " Engelland said. None of them ever wore a Blue Jackets jersey. "For it to finally happen, it's incredible". Here are the notable winners and losers of the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft .

Sports NBA Draft rumors: Boston Celtics looking to acquire lottery pick from Timberwolves
Author: 0 NBA Draft rumors: Boston Celtics looking to acquire lottery pick from Timberwolves

Gonzaga went 37-2 last season, falling to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament championship game. He set a school record with 105 3-pointers. Letting go of this year's third pick for an established star would've been a strong play. Josh Jackson , a 6-foot-8 freshman guard from the University of Kansas and the 2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, is projected as the third pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, according to a mock draft.

Sports Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confed Cup
Author: 0 Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at Confed Cup

Alexis Sanchez and Lars Stindl were on the score sheet with both goals coming before half-time, no victor to be found in the second-half. Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Confederations Cup , Group B soccer match between Germany and Chile , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

Embiid and Dario Saric will finish in the top three when rookie of the year results get announced on June 26, and Simmons is expected to be ready for next season after recovering from foot surgery. He would not play for any other team. In this case, with Lonzo Ball being drafted by the Lakers on Thursday, it makes sense that nothing is in place just yet.

Author: 0 Blackhawks begin busy second day of National Hockey League draft

He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Last season he notched career highs in goals, assists, and points, with eight goals and 23 points while playing all 72 games last season. The 18-year-old Altybarmakyan is from St. Petersburg, Russia. The 18-year-old Patrick, a Winnipeg, Manitoba, native whose father Steve and uncle James played in the NHL, held the top spot in the NHL Central Scouting Department's final rankings in April.

Author: 0 Roger Federer beats Karen Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

Federer, who won an 18th major at January's Australian Open , skipped the entire clay court season to preserve his powers for the grass campaign. Khachanov then missed two set points before Federer took it to the tiebreaker. "It was a hard match", he added. Federer is looking to win the ATP World Tour 500 series grass-court event for the ninth time in his illustrious career.

Author: 0 Tom Curran determined to build on confident start in England decider

England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday took to Twitter, expressing his displeasure at the "obstructing the field" decision given against teammate Jason Roy , during the second T20 global against South Africa at Taunton . It was probably a 50-50 call. But England skipper Eoin Morgan raised a few eyebrows when he suggested the "spirit of the game is open to interpretation" - and there is no doubt what happened in the closing stages on Friday night provides extra spice to the finale.

Sports Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine
Author: 0 Seoul Conducts Missile Test as Pyongyang Tests Rocket Engine

The 67th anniversary of war comes amid fears the North will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. He already has nuclear bombs, which he continues to test despite threats from the United States and the worldwide community. Earlier on Thursday, North Korea called Trump a "psychopath" as tensions escalated following the death of American student Otto Warmbier , who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean ...

Sports Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2
Author: 0 Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2

The Oakland Athletics called up top prospect Franklin Barreto on Saturday and activated him for the team's game against the Chicago White Sox, according to White Sox announcer Jason Benetti . Holland has allowed six or more earned runs in three of his last four starts. He went 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA in 390 appearances for Chicago from 2000-11.

Sports Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31
Author: 0 Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

Prosecutors in Madrid recently filed a complaint to a court that accused the four-time Ballon d'Or victor of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, claiming the 32-year-old created a "business structure" in 2010 to hide earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014, thus defrauding the Spanish tax authorities to the tune of €14.7million.

Sports Andre Ward scores TKO win over Sergey Kovalev in 8th round
Author: 0 Andre Ward scores TKO win over Sergey Kovalev in 8th round

Sergey Kovalev listens during a news conference Thursday, June 15, 2017 , in Las Vegas. In a close 4 rounds Arias was allowed to clinch and hit Magomedov in the kidney and behind the head without warning from referee Robert Byrd. " I will finish [Ward's] boxing career because like, right now, I'm already in a corner and I don't have like another way except like get a victory over him, it's a necessary victory ".

Author: 0 76ers officially trade for No. 1 pick

He traveled from Maryland to work out for the team on Saturday night as trade talks heated up. In addition to this year's No. 3 choice, the Celtics received another first-round pick that comes with several conditions. "We are very pleased with the outcome of this trade, which puts us in the enviable position of selecting first overall in consecutive draft years", Colangelo said.

Author: 0 Portugal land in Confederations Cup semi-finals

The All Whites fought valiantly in their final game of the FIFA Confederations Cup to again show their potential on the world stage but the class of a Cristiano Ronaldo-captained Portugal eventually told in a 4-0 defeat in St Petersburg this morning.

Author: 0 Di Maria to plead guilty to tax fraud

Madrid president Florentino Perez stressed this week his side had no plans to sell the prized asset, but Figo insists no player or executive is bigger than the club when it comes to the Liga and European champions giants. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of €1.15 million in 2014. Perez said no clubs have made any offers so far for Ronaldo, according multiple reports .

Author: 0 Sanchez breaks record as Chile draw Germany in Confed Cup

The two teams meet in Kazan with the victor advancing to the semifinal of the tournament. Joachim Low, apparently not eager to earn his 100th win as Germany coach, fell asleep in the second half and forgot to make any substitutions and the teams ended up drawing 1-1.

Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in National Hockey League draft

The expansion draft itself was mostly anticlimactic, as the names of numerous new Golden Knights had already leaked out. But if the Golden Knights want to be competitive quickly, Methot will help them do that. Vegas shipped defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and a seventh-round pick next year to Carolina for Pittsburgh's second-round pick this year, and then traded David Schlemko to Montreal for a fifth-round pick in 2019.

Author: 0 Our most complete game yet, says Virat Kohli

When pressed about his future as South Africa's captain, de Villiers said: "That's a question that can only be answered by people who are in control of making radical decisions". I'm a good captain and I can take this team forward. "We just came unstuck against a better team". Du Plessis rated the South African side as an "average" team; he said, "You either settle and get through the pressure".

Sports Minnesota Twins take shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1 in Major League Baseball draft
Author: 0 Minnesota Twins take shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1 in Major League Baseball draft

Lewis hit.377 with four homers and stole 25 bases for JSerra Catholic High School . He was part of a gold-medal-winning Team USA 18-and-under squad a year ago at the COPABE Pan American AAA Championship. Louisville two-way star Brendan McKay was drafted fourth overall by Tampa Bay as a first baseman. With picks Nos. 64 and 71, they opted for high school position players.

Sports Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night
Author: 0 Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night

Fister was 12-13 with a 4.64 ERA in 32 starts for the Houston Astros last season. But Ortiz was also known for his presence off the field. "Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to give Boston the greatest gift ever: my compadre, David Ortiz , " said Martinez, who helped convince the Red Sox to sign Ortiz in 2003, a year before their curse-busting title.

Sports McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players
Author: 0 McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players

General Manager George McPhee of the Las Vegas Golden Knights attends the NHL Combine at HarborCenter on June 3, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. There were a number of teams who left exposed quality players and when a variety of trades didn't take place prior to the trade freeze on Saturday, the assumption was that future deals would be announced during the NHL Awards and the introduction of the NHL's newest roster.

Sports Cavaliers owner, Billups meeting for 2nd time
Author: 0 Cavaliers owner, Billups meeting for 2nd time

Rapper and entertainer mogul Ice Cube (and creator/founder of the BIG 3 3-on-3 basketball league) told TMZ on Wednesday that Chauncey Billups has accepted the Cleveland Cavaliers open general manager position. James has controlled the Eastern Conference since 2011, reaching the NBA Finals in each of the last seven years. Lakers: Young declines contract option for next season LOS ANGELES - Nick Young will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after declining his $5.66 million ...

Author: 0 Australia fights back to draw

To remain in the tournament, Australia must defeat Chile on Sunday by two goals or more and hope that Cameroon do not beat the world champions. Vargas , who has scored 34 goals for Chile , nearly added to the lead in the first half with a booming right-foot shot that struck the crossbar.

Author: 0 Warburton returns to Lions lineup for Highlanders match

The tourists also upped their intensity on defence, shutting down the Crusaders attacking options with their fast line speed and forcing them into mistakes. "We're so desperate to have a good tour and we're only a fraction away from being three out of three", Warburton said. Ben Te'o again showed he is more than a centre who takes the ball up the middle and keeps hold of it and the missing link in attack is understanding between players who are getting to know each other's thinking.

Sports Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test
Author: 0 Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test

In a torrid second half in the rain, the game broke open with Ioane's tries on 55 and 70 minutes, before Webb's late consolation effort for the visitors. Scrumhalf Aaron Smith took the tap quickly, catching the tourists napping, and Dagg's wide pass found Taylor unmarked on the right flank. The trouble was that then came mistake, mistake, mistake - and there was no chance to come back into the match, and the All Blacks took the game away.

Sports Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future
Author: 0 Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

Reports have claimed the 32-year-old is unhappy with life in Spain after the authorities accused him of tax evasion. Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011-12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer.

Author: 0 Mandhana, Raj Guide India to 35-Run Win Over England

Knight (46) and Fran Wilson (81) tried to consolidate the innings but their effort went in vain after the England captain was run out. Thanks to some brilliant batting display from the openers Punam Raut (86) and Smriti Mandhana (90) and a captain's knock from Mithali Raj (71).

Sports New Zealand sitting pretty in Bermuda
Author: 0 New Zealand sitting pretty in Bermuda

And it was a similar story on Sunday, Peter Burling helping his crew to further victories to secure a 3-0 lead. We need to use those days wisely. Spithill is no stranger to adversity as he and his team made one of the biggest-ever comebacks in sporting history when they rallied from 8-1 down against New Zealand to win the "Auld Mug" in San Francisco in 2013 when the victor was the first to nine.

Author: 0 Messi to pay fine and avoid jail time

The Chinese Super League clubs may possess the riches to land Messi but he said: "I wouldn't say moving to China is impossible no?" Horacio Gaggioli , who lived in Messi's home town of Rosario in Argentina , had set up the budding superstar's trial with the Catalan giants.

Author: 0 Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Milwaukee picked Michigan's D.J. Wilson at No. 17, IN selected UCLA forward T.J. Leaf with the 18th pick, Atlanta used the 19th pick on Wake Forest forward John Collins and Portland chose Duke's Harry Giles at No. They didn't trade Kristaps Porzingis. But there are some other things that might lead to a little healthy skepticism when it comes to Fultz despite his huge upside.

Sports Cavs Fans Think This Non-Call On Kevin Durant Changed The Game
Author: 0 Cavs Fans Think This Non-Call On Kevin Durant Changed The Game

The man averaged a damn triple-double in the Finals - 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists a night - while shooting 56 percent from the field and 39 percent from three. On the other side of the ledger James spent much of Game 5 as the only real threat particularly with his wingman Kyrie Irving spending much of the night hobbled with back pain that seemed to make just running a chore.

Author: 0 Koepka enjoys 'amazing' US Open win

Koepka , who became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major, finished the tournament strong, closing with three straight birdies on the back nine and shooting a 5-under 67. A picture-perfect golf swing, Matsuyama can do just about anything you would want a golfer to do. The course hosted the first U.S. Open in Wisconsin .

Author: 0 Fiery South Africa level Twenty20 series as England collapse under pressure

Eoin Morgan's men were asked to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his worldwide T20 debut. Tom Curran starred with the ball for England with three wickets while Liam Plunkett got two wickets. But England's chase nosedived after he was controversially dismissed for obstructing the field in the 16th over.

Sports Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch
Author: 0 Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

The 32-year-old has a court date in Madrid next month, accused by Spanish authorities of tax evasion, and the fallout has resulted in Ronaldo threatening to leave Real. Portugal boss Fernando Santos has given no indication over whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for their final Confederations Cup group game against New Zealand.

Sports WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for RAW in Los Angeles
Author: 0 WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for RAW in Los Angeles

Pelinka said that Ball's play will be "infectious" and make his teammates more willing passers as well . "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day", Johnson told Ball. "Lonzo is going to be a Laker, and he's going to be part of what we do on the court with the other players that we have, but LaVar is his own person".

Sports Big Papi's big night: Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34
Author: 0 Big Papi's big night: Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

Ramirez said he played with Ortiz on his mind. Perhaps all the years not playing in the field affected Ortiz's throwing arm, because his first pitch was quite ugly. With Red Sox greats Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez , Jim Rice and Wade Boggs among those on hand, Ortiz received his usual ovation from the Papi-loving crowd pre-game.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Santos fielded an attacking line-up packed with experience and resisted the temptation to rest Ronaldo with Portugal still requiring a point to qualify and vying with Mexico and Russian Federation for top spot. He peaked from April onward with a rush of Champions League goals, including two in the final to help beat Juventus 4-1. The technology was also used to book three players involved in a brawl in Mexico's match against New Zealand on Wednesday during a long video review in ...

Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers officially land Brook Lopez from Brooklyn Nets

If you missed out on the first run of Big Baller Brand's ZO2 Prime, the signature shoe of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball , there's a new "Sho'Time" colorway available now. "That's what I named him", he said. Tweet Embed: Luke Walton on LaVar's playoff prediction: "Right now I want (Lonzo) to lead us to a couple of summer league victories".

Sports Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft
Author: 0 Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

The fact that they were the only ones picking players from the league's other 30 teams - compared to the rotation that Minnesota and Columbus were subject to 17 years ago - was one of several factors in GM George McPhee's favour. ■ Expect emotional homecomings for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (Feb. 6 in Pittsburgh) and forward James Neal (Dec. 8 in Nashville). “What surprised me was the quality of some of our forwards that we were able to get out of this situation, ” Foley said .

Sports Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev Preview
Author: 0 Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev Preview

Andre Ward's win over Sergey Kovalev last November was mired in controversy after a controversial decision. The event was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Prediction: Kovalev has more power and will likely deliver the hard blows. Ward said in pre-fight interviews that he hopes to score a more conclusive win this time around and put to bed any lingering doubts about who is the better fighter.

Sports Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)
Author: 0 Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)

Philadelphia 76ers' draft picks Anzejs Pasecniks, from left, Markelle Fultz , and team president Bryan Colangelo laugh during a news conference at the team's NBA basketball training complex, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in Camden , NJ. So now the 76ers put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz . ". I've been through a lot growing up, and I'm looking forward to coming here and giving it my all".

Sports NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft
Author: 0 NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

I don't know how they knew, but they knew . There's a lot of greats. "I just realized that I was doing stuff that other kids weren't doing and it just started to work out for me". The first player taken who had spent a sophomore year in college was 12th pick Luke Kennard of Duke, taken by Detroit. The players seem to share the excitement of joining "The Process" too.

Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas

Earlier on Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission approved a request from Mayweather Promotions to host a fight in Las Vegas on 26 August. McGregor has previously described the match up as "historic", while Mayweather - who will risk ideal, 49 fight unbeaten record - told his fans a few weeks ago "Everybody get your phones out and get this on the internet ASAP".