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The top five picks in the National Basketball Association draft are already a certainty

It would be foolish to draft Jackson merely to get at the Boston Celtics , I get that. "If I'm the Lakers , I take Josh Jackson because he's so damn athletic and has a great upside", said one executive whose team doesn't have a lottery pick. [Full Article...]

Yankees and Marlins all find value in the MLB Draft

The top two draft picks on Monday were Royce Lewis from JSerra and Hunter Greene from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. The San Diego Padres took left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore of Whiteville (N.C.) High School with the third pick. The No. 2 prospect in the draft, McKay is also gifted in a similar way. Numerous high-school kids who are drafted in the late first round are athletic middle of... [Full Article...]

ABdV named skipper for England T20 series

India join England and Bangladesh in the semi-finals, with the remaining place in the last four going to the victor of Monday's Group B meeting between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The skipper had made only four runs from his two tournament innings and it was his dismissal for 16 that started the rot as South Africa hit the self-destruct button. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to testify on July 31 in Madrid on allegations that he hid income from tax authorities between 2011 and 2014 , the court said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Nordtveit leaves West Ham for Hoffenheim

Nordtveit leaves West Ham for Hoffenheim After failing to make the breakthrough as a youngster at Arsenal , Nordtveit moved to Gladbach in January 2011, and over five-and-a-half years with the Foals his career got going. Nagelsmann to use Nordtveit as a defender? " Hoffenheim's playing style and Alex and Julian's extensive efforts to bring me to the club were decisive factors in reaching a decision". [Full Article...]

Ferdinand hoping Manchester United can seal Ronaldo return

Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed that the national team skipper, now playing at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has told his agent Jorge Mendes to get him back to Manchester United . The transfer market has been hit with a trigger following Ronaldo's hint that he could leave Spain if he is eventually hammered in the tax case. The prosecutor based the accusations on information... [Full Article...]

Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to quit Arsenal over delay in contract talks

Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to quit Arsenal over delay in contract talks Chelsea are the latest Premier League side to express an interest in the signature of Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, The Daily Mirror reports. Unhappy with the minutes he was getting, a few months ago, he said, "I do want to get more game time". However, the £35m rated ($44million) star ( Telegraph ) is naturally a central midfielder and wants to play in his preferred position. [Full Article...]

Explosion rocks Brussels train station, 1 suspect shot

Explosion rocks Brussels train station, 1 suspect shot The attack, which took place at the Brussels Airport and the nearby Maalbeek train station, injured hundreds and killed more than 30 people from other countries, including the United States, the Netherlands and China. Eyewitnesses reported hearing a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" before a small explosion from a luggage trolley. Prime Minister Charles Michel is monitoring the situation closely... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31 Reports last week had suggested that Ronaldo had chose to leave Madrid after Spanish authorities filed tax evasion charges against him. Ronaldo who is Portuguese has denied these accusations and has threatened to leave Spain saying he "wants to leave" Madrid , a source said, "He [Ronaldo] feels he's honest, has good character and did everything OK". [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers, GM David Griffin separate after three seasons

When James returned to Cleveland in 2014, it was Griffin who assembled the pieces around him, culminating in the most successful three-year stretch in franchise history and their first championship in 2016. The GM said: "I think at the point we're at now, it's what makes you 5-10-15 percent better?" As recently as April, LeBron James publicly declared his support for Griffin . [Full Article...]

Scotland versus England turned into Barcelona versus PSG part 2

England looked to be crawling towards a just deserved albeit boring 1-0 win thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's finish but two wonder strikes from Leigh Griffiths in the 87th and 90th minute put Scotland on the brink of their first win against the Three Lions since 1985. [Full Article...]

Here's What The Lakers Are Willing To Trade For Paul George

Here's What The Lakers Are Willing To Trade For Paul George Discussions could extend until Thursday's National Basketball Association draft - or beyond. Acquiring George would be the flawless move - he'd improve the Cavs' defense and would give them an even bigger name than Kevin Love ( more on him in a second) on the roster. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club tournament to rest

Thank you to the organisers, the other players, to all the people that make this tournament possible. "For me, every Roland Garros has been very important". "I like to think of myself as being pretty good at anticipating". It makes things a little bit more hard but when you win after all these things, it's more special. [Full Article...]

American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot

American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot It is 20 years since the first of O'Brien's 55 Royal Ascot winners and the thirst for more glory is bigger than ever, but the Ballydoyle handler is keen to deflect the praise. Velazquez was due for rides only in the Windsor Castle and Coventry Stakes, with Dettori's revelation that he would miss the entire week with an arm injury meaning he was propelled onto the mounts of many more of Ward's ru... [Full Article...]

Cavs, GM Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert released the following statement on Monday. The story of how David Griffin lost his job as Cleveland Cavaliers general manager is one that happens in businesses across America: He wanted more money and more power, and his boss said no. [Full Article...]

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

He also confirmed that Ronaldo's contract was ring-fenced by a one billion euro release clause. Free-spending Paris St-Germain has also been linked with a player that Perez insists there have been no bids for, nor he says has there been any offers for Alvaro Morata or James Rodriguez. [Full Article...]

NHL unveils new uniforms for entire league

As the AdiZero template features a more squared shoulder than the Edge template, the contrasting-color shoulders of the Red Wings' road jerseys could be in for a slight change. According to the brand, they've upped the durability by 27% in burst testing and up to 72% tougher in abrasion testing. -A new, more subtle, collar - as opposed to the gold collar that wrapped around the neck of the Sabre... [Full Article...]

Southwest United States braces for heat wave

Southwest United States braces for heat wave OK, 88 degrees isn't much compared to 120, but we wanted to throw this one in to show that other parts of the USA are struggling too. A record heat wave is rolling into Arizona , Nevada and California that threatens to bring 120-degree te. [Full Article...]

Cavs, GM Griffin to part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips

Cavs, GM Griffin to part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips According to multiple reports, #LeBron James wanted Griffin to remain a general manager. Like Griffin , his contract was up at the end of the month. Griffin was named the permanent GM in May 2014 and his first moves were hiring David Blatt to coach and drafting Andrew Wiggins. During Griffin's three full seasons at the helm, Cleveland led the East in regular-season wins and accumulated... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo : No other club offer for player: Real boss

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real again, was summoned to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euros (US$16.5 million). "We talk about (Lionel) Messi as well but Ronaldo, he seems to pop up in all the big big games when you need your big players to pop up". "In Ronaldo's case, the former Manchester United winger i... [Full Article...]


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