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British and Irish Lions team to face Maori All Blacks

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Former captain Chris Robshaw is set to win his 56th cap after missing the opening game with an ankle injury while fly-half or centre Piers Francis is poised to make his first start after coming on as a substitute in San Juan. The Lions equalized through Dan Biggar before the Highlanders made it 10-3 through Naholo, who showed power as he spun through tackles near the goalposts. Read More »

Swanigan drafted by Portland in 1st round

The 6-foot-9 power forward averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in the 2016-17 season at Purdue. The Trail Blazers don't have any free agents so it'll be an uphill challenge for Swanigan to receive minutes right away, but he wasn't the Big Ten Player of the Year for no reason. Read More »

Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft

The trio could be the core of the next championship team in Philly, and Fultz - who hails from Maryland - is buying into "The Process". Fultz, the 6-foot-4 guard, was selected No. He had two years of college eligibility left. The previous high for a Husky draft pick was Bob Houbregs. The Sixers engineered a trade with the Boston Celtics earlier this week to move from the No. Read More »

Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

If they do have a trade in place that sends Kruger to Vegas, no one will know until Wednesday. They protected forwards Paul Stastny, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka and Ryan Reaves, along with defensemen Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester and Joel Edmundson plus goalie Jake Allen. Read More »

Messi: une amende plutôt que la prison ?

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La décision appartient à la cour d'appel de Catalogne . Le joueur argentin du FC Barcelone devra payer 250 000 euros (163,7 millions Fcfa) pour échapper aux affres d'une cellule de prison. Elle avait en revanche revu à la baisse la peine de prison de son père, passée de 21 mois à 15 et diminué son amende de 1,6 à 1,3 million d'euros. A 29 ans, le quintuple Ballon d'Or est l'un des sportifs les mieux payés au monde, selon la revue Forbes. Read More »

Mexico's Salcedo to miss rest of Confederations Cup

Portugal started the game on the offensive while Russian Federation were happy to defend the opposition and paid the price when a Raphael Guerreiro cross found an unchallenged Ronaldo at the back post who finished it for Portugal to take a 1-0 lead over Russian Federation. Read More »

Mohamed Salah wears Liverpool kit for the first time after completing transfer

Liverpool have signed former Chelsea winger Salah from AS Roma for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £34 million. Fans across the world are following you. "It's very important to have a deep squad". "He knows the Premier League, he has pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country". Read More »

76ers take Fultz with #1 pick in NBA Draft

Danny Ainge had everyone guessing on draft night. "It was unbelievable, something I've been dreaming about", said Fultz right after being selected. The trio could be the core of the next championship team in Philly, and Fultz - who hails from Maryland - is buying into "The Process". Read More »

Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev By 8th Round TKO

Ward now moves on with his unbeaten record intact, building to 32 wins, no defeats, 16 knockouts, having retained his WBA, WBO, IBF Light Heavyweight titles. This scribe had Kovalev winning the first three and losing the next four. "When I hit him with the last one he didn't react". I asked [Weeks], 'Do you want to look at the instant replay, and he said no. Read More »

76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

But Fultz made history for his former team on Thursday, when the Philadelphia 76ers selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft - a first for a UW men's basketball player. Despite Fultz's individual brilliance, the Washington Huskies not only failed to make the NCAA Tournament; they managed a measly 9-22 record. Here's more from the Associated Press. Read More »

Mavs take NC State's Dennis Smith Jr. in first round

Smith was awarded ACC Freshman of the Year for his play in 2016-17. Currently Yogi Ferrell , J.J. Barea and Devin Harris are the top options at point guard for the Mavericks. It won't be enough for Smith to set his teammates up to score; he'll need to score at a relatively high volume himself, too. Weaknesses: The weakest point of Smith's game is his defensive intensity, although it's possible NC State's sluggish play overall contributed to his effort on that end of the floor. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open Championship

He emerged from a tightly packed leaderboard and seized the moment, which makes for an exciting championship. "It was windy and he shot five under, fair play ". The deadlock was broken when Harman's tee-shot on the 12th landed into the deep fescue, forcing him to hack out onto the fairway. It takes a lot to get Koepka excited, and while a U.S. Read More »

Trading First Overall Pick In NBA Draft: What History Tells Us

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The Knicks formerly offered Porzingis for Booker and the No. 4 pick in this year's draft - a proposal that was quickly shut down by the Suns . "They said they love my dad and left it at that". The Sixers thought differently and pulled off two major trades just before the draft. Cleveland selected North Carolina center Brad Daugherty, who went on to become a five time All-Star in his eight seasons with the Cavaliers. Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russian Federation at Confed Cup

It was simple and efficient from the Real Madrid star, who is seemingly not letting the speculation that surrounds his club future distract him from his worldwide duties. But Russia - with midfielder Alexandr Erokhin on for Shishkin - made a bigger effort in the second half, and Smolov just failed to connect with a cross in a promising position just after the hour. Read More »

Ronaldo will be in Real : Perez

The deal will have to be ratified by a judge when the case goes to court. This comes just days after Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of engaging tax fraud also relating to his image rights. Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to leave Spain and will also be required to give evidence to the Spanish court on the 31st of July. Sandro Rosell was jailed last month in an on-going investigation process. Read More »

Man charged in Malden murder ordered held

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The exact relationship between Power and Penny was not immediately disclosed. A judge ordered Power held without bail until full bail arguments could be heard in two weeks. "Leah had a hard time with addiction earlier, but Leah was clean at the end", said Duble. Duble said Penny was a mother of seven and a "wonderful child" herself. Read More »

Ismaïla Sarr en approche — Mercato OM

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Après s'être battus pour Nicolas Pepe, qui a finalement choisi Lille, les deux clubs pourraient de nouveau s'affronter sur le marché des transferts. De son côté, Ismaïla Sarr hésite. Si l'on en croit les informations communiquées par Le 10 Sport , l'OM est attentif à la situation d'Ismaïla Sarr , le milieu offensif du FC Metz . Read More »

Jazz trade with Nuggets to get No. 13 pick Donovan Mitchell

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Denver , which owned the No. 13 pick coming into the night, selected Mitchell on Utah's behalf. Then later in the first round, the Jazz traded the 30th and 42nd overall draft picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for North Carolina 6-foot-10-inch center Tony Bradley. Read More »

Virat Kohli opens up about Anil Kumble's resignation

India suffered a humiliating defeat to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday but Kumble also helped them win 12 of 17 Tests, reclaim the number-one Test ranking, all the whole maintaining an unblemished record in five Test series. Read More »

Mithali Raj hits back when asked her favourite male cricketer

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If anything, the question signifies the inherent gender bias in sports, especially in India. Calling BCCI's effort to promote women's cricket, the skipper appreciated the improvements made by the board in the last two home series. Talking about men's cricket, Mithali said that it sets a certain bar where the women cricketers seek to reach. "All of us at some point have been coached by a male cricketer". Read More »

Yasiel Puig finds the fastest way to infuriate the Mets

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Puig almost stopped and turned to deliver a four-letter response, then continued along at an even slower clip. "I think I'm taking the right steps here", Matz said. Cody Bellinger followed with a ground-rule double and Hernandez hit a two-run homer. Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy threw six scoreless innings and limited the Mets to four hits. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Title in Three Years

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Durant and Curry were unstoppable; Durant scored 30 points or more in all five Finals games , averaging 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Warriors would have made the NBA Finals this season without the services of Durant. Ironically, this was to be the turning point of the game for Golden State , who went on a mammoth 21-2 run after LeBron's slam over Durant. Read More »

Carey unconcerned by China, Singapore F1 2018 TBCs

The 21-race calendar was published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Monday with grands prix in France, Austria and Britain taking place on successive weekends on June 24, July 1 and 8. We've engaged, we got feedback, so I think the parties that are most directly affected by it. again, this didn't come out as a surprise". "Our expectation and goal is to have a race. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers Ball in NBA draft

While detractors of the process would lead you to think that any general manager could have set the team up for prolonged losing, they completely miss the point. State's Dennis Smith, ACC player of the year Justin Jackson of North Carolina and Duke sophomore Luke Kennard should all join him in the first round if not in the lucrative lottery. Read More »