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Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers
- June 24, 2017

The Lakers were a 26-win team last season, so that's a helluva turnaround to guarantee. "Right now, I'm hoping ( Lonzo ) leads us to a couple summer league victories, and we'll take it from there". I couldn't ask for anything more. Ball enjoyed every second of it. Maybe, after stealing headlines for more than a year, Lonzo's father will take a backseat to the next big thing from Chino Hills. (more...)
Denver Nuggets acquire Jazz's Trey Lyles in draft-night deal Denver Nuggets acquire Jazz's Trey Lyles in draft-night deal
- June 24, 2017

Jazz fans are hoping that the trade for Mitchell works out as well as their last draft-night deal with Denver; in 2013 the team bought the No. 27 pick from the Nuggets to select Rudy Gobert. With the trade yet to be made official by the NBA , Denver made the Mitchell selection on behalf of the Jazz. He expects to play both guard positions and believes his versatility is a strength. (more...)
LeBron James tweets appreciation for departed GM David Griffin LeBron James tweets appreciation for departed GM David Griffin
- June 23, 2017

However, the Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert did not consult with James before making this decision, and it affected the small forward. Unlike Lue, Griffin did not receive a contract extension last summer as Cleveland basked in the glow of its championship. (more...)
Twitter reacts to the Penguins beating down the Predators in Game 5 Twitter reacts to the Penguins beating down the Predators in Game 5
- June 23, 2017

Funny, Rinne hardly looked rattled back home, holding Pittsburgh to just two goals combined as Nashville rallied to tie things up in front of a giddy home crowd that included Underwood, who was so caught up in Cup fever she overlooked husband Mike Fisher's 37th birthday. (more...)
Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers
- June 21, 2017

Ball hosted a second workout for the Lakers on Friday. Is the victor Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo for landing a star by using Sam Hinkie's assets? Who "wins" the trade may not be known for years. Colangelo orchestrated a blockbuster trade that became finalized on Monday. With the Noel trade, all we could think about was "What would Hinkie have gotten?" Trades of players at the top of the National Basketball Association draft are not for the feint of heart. (more...)
Diego Costa's wage demands make AC Milan move unlikely Diego Costa's wage demands make AC Milan move unlikely
- June 21, 2017

The Spaniards are still able to buy players but not register them under a Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer embargo which runs until January. And he again hinted that his relationship with Conte was a strained one as he added: "In life there are good and bad people". Conte responds by saying: "Hi Diego, I hope you are well". (more...)
Rory Best praises response of Lions dirt-trackers after victory over Chiefs
- June 21, 2017

It took three games but it all clicked tonight. Though he gave away a couple of penalties , Lawes was one of the Lions' key protagonists against the Chiefs . After three weeks and six matches in New Zealand, the British and Irish Lions' much-anticipated Test series against the All Blacks is nearly upon us. (more...)
Linfield drawn against Celtic in Champions League qualifier Linfield drawn against Celtic in Champions League qualifier
- June 21, 2017

City officials had resisted any move to reverse the order of the games with John Caulfield anxious to have home advantage in the following week's second leg and it now appears the first leg will be played 125 kilometres south of Tallinn, in the resort town of Parnu on the date originally scheduled. (more...)
Vidal, Vargas help Chile defeat Cameroon amid VAR controversy
- June 19, 2017

However, it took more than a minute from the ball going into the net to the goal being overturned by the VAR and the game was not restarted before the interval. In the 81st minute Sanchez hung in the penalty area of Cameroon where the ball was Arturo Vidal. South American champion Chile may have fumed at the first video review, but its players also had themselves to blame in a first half packed with missed chances. (more...)
Tracking the Latest Paul George Trade Rumors Tracking the Latest Paul George Trade Rumors
- June 19, 2017

Ironically, George's well-meant intentions will put pressure on the Pacers to work out a deal with another team, most likely the Lakers, to move George in exchange for assets, rather than just let him walk into free agency. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that George told team officials that he will not re-sign with the team following the 2017-18 season and hopes to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. (more...)
Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way
- June 19, 2017

Everyone near the top had it going. It is fair to say few would have anticipated Brian Harman being in pole position at the start of the final day, leading by one shot at 12 under par. The world's fifth-ranked player is well off the lead. "Obviously, I have no idea what tomorrow holds, but I'm more motivated by the way that I'm striking the ball". (more...)
Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again
- June 19, 2017

Clint Bowyer matched his best qualifying effort of the season and will start third on Sunday. There is no other non-restrictor plate track in NASCAR that is as fast as Michigan International Speedway . 42 restarted underneath Kyle Busch with 15 laps to go, but had to keep the lead through two final restarts for separate incidents. "The track has probably widened out since previous year", Dillon said. (more...)
Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors
- June 17, 2017

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr has been openly critical of President Donald Trump , especially the President's proposed travel ban to six Muslim-majority nations. I believe Andrew is shaving already, and he has a driver's license I think, but I can't guarantee it. And I'm like, 'Bro, we're about to win the title'. (more...)
Weeks after cancer surgery, Pittsburgh Pirates' Jameson Taillon to start Weeks after cancer surgery, Pittsburgh Pirates' Jameson Taillon to start
- June 17, 2017

A Mets 6, Cubs 1: Jacob deGrom pitched a five-hitter, Asdrubal Cabrera atoned for an embarrassing error by lining two home runs and turning four double plays, and NY beat visiting Chicago. Monday night at hot and steamy PNC Park, the Rockies ran into a big rut. RED SOX 6, PHILLIES 5 (11 ) Dustin Pedroia singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to lift host Boston over Philadelphia. (more...)
Inglewood City Council OKs negotiations for new Clippers arena
- June 16, 2017

On the eve of their championship parade, the Golden State Warriors are losing executive Jerry West , according to multiple sources. A Hall of Famer on the court, West won an NBA Championship in 1972 with the Lakers . I didn't know what I was going to be leaving to. I've often said this stuff is like a puzzle. The Clippers have no draft picks this year, and their two biggest stars-Blake Griffin and Chris Paul-both have the ability to opt out of their contracts this summer to become ... (more...)
McGregor fight is finally on
- June 16, 2017

The unorthodox nature of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's super-fight will make it the richest boxing match in history, according to industry insiders. McGregor is 0-0 in boxing , but the Irishman's boxing record isn't what made him a household name. So here is a round-up of what has been said about what is already one of the most talked about fights in history. (more...)
Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prep Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prep
- June 15, 2017

Federer, building up for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title, hadn't played since March and skipped the entire clay court season. Federer will begin his Stuttgart Open campaign against the victor of Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and German veteran Tommy Haas . (more...)
Champions Trophy: Pakistan opt to field against Lanka
- June 13, 2017

Indeed, England could just as easily been playing Sri Lanka on Wednesday, something the latter will rue for some time to come. Mathews' side briefly regathered as Asela Gunaratne and Suranga Lakmal forged an important partnership of 46. (more...)
Receiver Jeremy Maclin Signs 2-year Contract With Ravens Receiver Jeremy Maclin Signs 2-year Contract With Ravens
- June 13, 2017

Unfortunately, Maclin ended up signing with the Baltimore Ravens , the team he visited after his visit with Buffalo. Maclin, drafted 19th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, has 6,395 yards receiving with 46 touchdowns for his career. (more...)
Jelena Ostapenko moves into WTA top 20 after French Open win Jelena Ostapenko moves into WTA top 20 after French Open win
- June 13, 2017

Ostapenko, the country's first Grand Slam champion, won the French Open title as the first non-frozen player since 1933. It was her first career title as she became the lowest-ranked victor in Paris, taking the trophy in just her eighth major appearance. (more...)
South Korea's Kim claims 5th LPGA title South Korea's Kim claims 5th LPGA title
- June 13, 2017

The four members of the LPGA Hall of Fame who are in the field this week all advanced to Sunday play: Karrie Webb (68-138), Inbee Park (70-138), Laura Davies (71-140) and Juli Inkster (73-144). Kim, 28, is perhaps best known for missing a putt from barely one foot that would have won her a major in 2012 at the tournament now named the ANA Inspiration. (more...)
Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination
- June 12, 2017

The Warriors escaped Cleveland with a 1-1 split, and a return to Cleveland would mean a game 7. They broke the Finals record for most three-pointers in a game in the THIRD QUARTER. "And when those opportunities come, then you kill it". You get punched in the face you want to respond. We got to take this game and do it with efficiency, competitive defense and alertness and awareness for 48 minutes. (more...)
Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5
- June 12, 2017

It is highly unlikely that the Cavaliers shoot lights out from three and put up record numbers in Game 5. Can they do it again? "That's the only way we could win!" Irving has never lacked confidence in his ability to score. He was a certified beast. All that's left is one more game to complete the tale and exorcise those ghosts. LeBron was the man in Miami, but the team wasn't built with his skills in their DNA. (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles
- June 12, 2017

While the Predators were making the first Stanley Cup Final appearance in their 19-season franchise history, the title is the fifth for the Penguins , who beat the San Jose Sharks in six games to win their fourth previous year. But they found that extra gear when they needed it, even if the Predators had been the better team at times . Sissons, later in the second period got another chance at goal. (more...)
LeBron James reveals how much Dan Gilbert's letter pissed him off
- June 11, 2017

But thanks to an Uninterrupted video in which James, Draymond Green , 2 Chainz and others hang out in a barbershop, we got inside just how the megastar felt about Gilbert ripping him. My mom was like listen, you go back. You were going to have Tom Izzo coaching. "She's like, I'm staying in Miami". Though we're nearly at the seven-year anniversary of LeBron's nationally televised "decision" to go to South Beach, we're finally seeing his most in-depth public comments on the letter for ... (more...)