Author: 0 Sixers finalize deal with Celtics for No. 1 pick: likely Markelle Fultz

The Boston Celtics have officially traded the number one overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft to the Philadeplhia 76ers. Boston will get the Sixers' pick, No. That conversation led to additional dialogue that ultimately resulted in the blockbuster deal. "History suggests that No. 1 has the greatest odds of producing franchise-level talent and we are confident that this year's draft class has that very potential".

Author: 0 Mexico held Portugal to 1-1 draw in Confederations Cup 2017

The late drama took much of the focus away from Cristiano Ronaldo who, apart from the assist for Ricardo Quaresma's opener, failed to inspire his team. After pulling out a draw against the Portuguese, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said, "We were at least as good as they were and they're the current European champion".

Author: 0 Chelsea face £10million hit on striker after row with Antonio Conte

Following their recent takeover, the Italian giants are on the lookout for new signings as they try to challenge for the Serie A title, and could have the funds to bid for Costa . Despite that speculation, Conte managed to keep Costa's head in the game. Conte texts players wishing them a good holiday and telling them to stay fit.

Author: 0 Police say Muslim girl's killing near Virginia mosque not hate crime

Her mother told the Washington Post that it possibly had something to do with the way she dressed. Police say the girl and her friends were walking back from a McDonald's in the Sterling area early Sunday when they got into a dispute with a man in a vehicle.

Author: 0 Ronaldo may not leave Madrid despite exit rumour, says Ballack

Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid , Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy? If put on trial and found guilty, the 32-year-old risks "a fine of at least 28 million euros" and could be jailed for three-and-a-half years, the Gestha union of experts at Spain's Inland Revenue said in a statement.

Sport Chelsea agree terms with Lukaku over summer return to Stamford Bridge
Author: 0 Chelsea agree terms with Lukaku over summer return to Stamford Bridge

Back in 2014, Everton paid £28million ( BBC ) to sign Romelu from the Blues and as per the provided Express link, the Merseysiders are now demanding a huge price of £100million from his sale. "The financial structure of it and the cost..." Both Costa and Lukaku finished behind England global Kane in the race to the Premier League's golden boot after the Tottenham star netted 29 times in the top flight last term.

Sport Nadal beats Wawrinka for 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal beats Wawrinka for 10th French Open title

The only time in the Open Era that a 30-something has won all four majors within a calendar year was 1969 when Rod Laver completed the calendar Grand Slam. Hard to compare to other places. "If you have no doubts it is probably because you are too arrogant". Nadal also won Roland Garros in 2006, 2007 and 2008, then after a fourth-round loss on bad knees in 2009, he grabbed a record five in a row from 2010-14.

Author: 0 Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks

The Celtics shipped the top pick to Philly in exchange for the Sixers' No. 3 pick in this year's draft and a protected 2018 first-round pick that the Los Angeles Lakers swapped to the Sixers in a previous deal - unless, of course, that pick lands No.

Sport Cahill on brink of history as Halep reaches French Open final
Author: 0 Cahill on brink of history as Halep reaches French Open final

Halep will have another chance at Roland Garros gold on Saturday, when she'll be hoping to right the wrongs of 2014, her first and only visit to the French Open final so far, losing to Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4. Both Halep and Pliskova knew that-for all intents-the victor of this match would take over the No. 1 ranking. She will not be changing her style though for the final when she will take on former runner-up Simona Halep .

Sport Moscow's zoo shows off baby Asian elephant to public
Author: 0 Moscow's zoo shows off baby Asian elephant to public

Zoo officials announced Monday that they are expecting a new elephant calf to be born this summer. Help came from another adult elephant. The adult animal and another elephant immediately spring into action using their trunks to try and lift the calf from the water.

Author: 0 Rep. Scalise undergoing a third surgery, fellow Rep

Representative Joe Barton of Texas accepted the trophy on Scalise's behalf. Scalise remained listed in critical condition Thursday night after multiple surgeries, though word came from the hospital during the game that he had improved. Cramer's comments echoed others by House members of both parties Thursday. "I would argue that the president is at least - is partially - again, not in any way totally but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed", said South Carolina Rep.

Author: 0 Footballer Ronaldo accused of $16.4m tax evasion

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be vying for his signature, but Perez came out fighting when quizzed on the subject. According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Real Madrid because he believes the European champions did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks

I have a good relationship with Bryan Colangelo and Jerry Colangelo and I think they're doing a fantastic job there in Philadelphia. And we'll get an additional player that we want in next year's draft, or the year after. 5 and no. 10 picks, but they'd need more back than just the no. 3 pick. With Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, Ainge is looking to make a deal like the seven-for-one trade in 2007 that brought Kevin Garnett - and an NBA-record 17th championship - to Boston .

Sport Williamson 12th man in Trophy team
Author: 0 Williamson 12th man in Trophy team

Wicketkeeper/batsman Sarfraz was one of four Pakistan players in the team of the tournament, along with opening batsman Fakhar Zaman , who made a brilliant hundred in the final, and pace bowlers Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan. "To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the ideal icing on the cake", Sarfraz said in an International Cricket Council statement.

Author: 0 Class act Rafael won't stop at his flawless 10

The 31-year-old Spaniard has had a dominant claycourt season, claiming a record 10th French Open crown on Sunday to earn his 15th Grand Slam title. Milos Raonic , who reached the final at Queen's and Wimbledon a year ago losing to Murray in both finals is a strong contender for the title of Queen's.

Author: 0 Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

Reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award victor Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Manchester United having been "outraged" by what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities, making him determined to leave the country.

Sport Gulf of Mexico storm may strengthen on way to United States coast: NHC
Author: 0 Gulf of Mexico storm may strengthen on way to United States coast: NHC

If development occurs, the system would be known as Tropical or Sub-tropical Storm Bret or Cindy, depending on the development of Potential Tropical Cyclone 2, which is approaching the Windward Islands. Another storm-Bret-is expected to pass by the area, but make only brief contact with Houston before moving on and dissipating. If that tropical depression strengthens into the tropical storm, it would be named using the next name on that year's list of names.

Sport Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

According to local media, Ronaldo is due to appear in court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid , on July 31. However club president Florentino Perez disclosed that no offers had been received by Real to tempt Ronaldo away and the club was determined to keep him.

Sport Nadal wins record-breaking 10th French Open
Author: 0 Nadal wins record-breaking 10th French Open

The Spaniard dropped just 35 games on his way to his 10th French Open title to become the first player in the Open Era to enter double figures in terms of wins at a single major. "It's always been an honor to play against you", Wawrinka told Nadal as he addressed the crowd. “Its hard to compare with other tournaments but the nerves and adrenaline I feel, its like no other place.”.

Sport Russian Federation v Portugal: Ronaldo and co to pick up first win
Author: 0 Russian Federation v Portugal: Ronaldo and co to pick up first win

Portugal saw a goal disallowed for offside in their 2-2 draw with Mexico , while Eduardo Vargas had a strike ruled out for Chile against Cameroon for the same offence despite video replays showing he was onside. Despite the disappointing end with Moreno's goal, Santos believes a draw was a fair result. The video assistant referees were called upon for several key decisions at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation on Sunday, as Portugal were held 2-2 by Mexico and Chile beat ...

Author: 0 Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers

Right now, Hayward appears to be the more likely option with recent reports from league executives suggesting a trade for Butler is "more on speculation than reality" . I believe, though am not certain, the Celtics would have picked Fultz if they kept the No. 1 pick. Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies, who went 9-22.

Author: 0 Cavs, GM Griffin part after title, 3 straight trips to NBA Finals

The Cavs thanked Griffin for his leadership and many contributions during his stint as GM, including his role in the franchise's first National Basketball Association title. Presumably with Griffin leading the way, the Cavs were also reportedly trying to assemble a multiteam trade that would help them acquire Chicago swingman Jimmy Butler .

Author: 0 Conor McGregor Is '100 Percent Positive' He Beats Floyd Mayweather

Nate Diaz, who handed McGregor his first and only defeat in the UFC , at UFC 196 in March of a year ago, took to Instagram just moments after the "fight of the century" as announced, sharing a picture of him reigning victorious over the Notorious one, challenging the Irishman and Mayweather to slug it out for "the number two spot".

Author: 0 Cavs Rumors: David Griffin Expected to Part Ways With Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs clearly needed more firepower after the Golden State Warriors overwhelmed them in the NBA Finals, and adding Jimmy Butler or Paul George would've accomplished that. Griffin oversaw a $128 million payroll in the 2016-17 season and made some timely mid-season acquisitions, given with what he had to work with. But despite Griffin's many successes, Gilbert decided they needed to go separate ways, ending a stretch of unprecedented accomplishments for the Cavs.

Author: 0 Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

But I have no doubts about Cristiano . "We don't want to disturb his concentration with the national team", said Perez. "What he detailed is that there's nearly nothing at Madrid in terms of club structure, club care for their stars or "feeling" with the fans that comes anywhere close to what he experienced at Old Trafford".

Author: 0 Aegon Championships: Jordan Thompson hails biggest win of career over Andy Murray

The 23-year-old Australian edged out the world number one in straight sets, putting the local crowd in disbelief 7-6 (4) 6-2. There were signs of a return to form when Murray reached the semi-finals at the French Open earlier this month but this represents a significant step back, his serve again unreliable and forehand particularly wayward.

Sport Top Cubs Prospect Eloy Jimenez Breaks Stadium Lights In Home Run Derby
Author: 0 Top Cubs Prospect Eloy Jimenez Breaks Stadium Lights In Home Run Derby

Most movie fans have seen this Herculean feat before. The Cubs' highly regarded prospect emulated Robert Redford's character in a memorable scene from " The Natural ", when he took out a light with a towering blast to left field. Jimenez, 20, is hitting.278 with seven homers and 22 RBI for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a High-A affiliate of the Cubs. Eloy Jimenez got a little taste of that on a bit smaller scale on Monday when he stepped to the plate at the Carolina League All-Star Home Run ...

Author: 0 76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved by the league. The 76ers are expected to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick, but what does the rest of this trade mean for the draft and with the Paul George rumors? Ainge added, "We'll get a player we like in addition to further assets".

Author: 0 France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

Macron, France's youngest-ever president at 39, asked close ally Richard Ferrand, who is embroiled in a conflict of interest scandal, to leave his cabinet and seek the leadership of the ruling Republic on the Move (REM) party in parliament.

Sport Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam
Author: 0 Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam

I would like to thank my team and my family, and all my friends who came to support me. She was, though, about to "do a Kuerten". Entering Roland Garros she was 0-3 in career finals at 2017 Charleston, 2016 Doha, and 2015 Quebec City. "I was nervous", she said. 'But in the next couple of years I understood how to play, how to move and then I really liked it. Wimbledon is in three weeks and I'm feeling quite confident now so I'm really looking forward to playing there'.

Author: 0 LA offers Bat-signal tribute to "Batman" star Adam West

He died on Friday at age 88 following a battle with leukemia. Hundreds of fans thronged downtown Los Angeles, some dressed in comic character costume, to witness the event and pay respects to the 88-year-old actor who earned a place in American pop culture history with his campy portrayal of the title character in the classic 1960's TV series " Batman ".

Sport Durant joins Jordan and Shaq for a slice of NBA Finals history
Author: 0 Durant joins Jordan and Shaq for a slice of NBA Finals history

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, and this time it's thanks largely to the newest addition to their starting five, Kevin Durant , who was awarded the NBA Finals MVP award for his play in the series. "I'm not the GM of the team; I'm not in the front office, but I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said .

Sport Paul George wants to leave Pacers
Author: 0 Paul George wants to leave Pacers

The Vertical's report said that George has strong interest in joining his hometown Lakers as a free agent next summer. Also, it would be absolutely hilarious to see another free agent spurn the Lakers as they keep counting on Lakers Exceptionalism to get them back to the playoffs and a title.

Author: 0 Ward demands pound-for-pound recognition after Kovalev stoppage

It turned out, that's exactly what Andre Ward had in mind, too. Mr. Ward continues to respond with the class he has always shown both inside and outside the ring . With both men lumped up around the eyes in the eighth, Kovalev appeared to be coming on in the second half of the fight. The fight at the Mandalay Bay resort is being held in a smaller arena than the first, and pay-per-view sales are expected to be tepid.

Sport Injured Frankie Dettori pulls out of Royal Ascot with arm injury
Author: 0 Injured Frankie Dettori pulls out of Royal Ascot with arm injury

Haute couture designer Isabell Kristensen has for many years been a fan of the Berkshire race meeting which is as much a social occasion as a celebration of sport. Jessica Harrington will break new ground when Brother Bear lines up as the likely favourite for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot today. Ron Luniewski, president of Xpressbet, added: "The Stronach Group, Xpressbet and Royal Ascot are all deeply committed to growing horse racing on a global scale".

Author: 0 Phil Jackson weighing possibility of trading Kristaps Porzingis

It's tough to examine why Phil Jackson appears to be more valuable than a young player like Porzingis. For some reason, Phil Jackson looks like he wants to touch the stove top while New York Knicks fans are screaming, even pleading, for him not to.

Author: 0 Ronaldo set for July court date in tax fraud case

Outraged at being unfairly treated by Spanish tax authorities, Ronaldo had earlier expressed his intentions to leave Real Madrid and Spain . Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid has issued a statement saying it believed the player was innocent.

Sport La Liga boss fears 'irreparable loss' of Ronaldo
Author: 0 La Liga boss fears 'irreparable loss' of Ronaldo

The striker's agent Juanma Lopez has confirmed the 24-year-old is keen to play more football in 2017-2018, and that United were "a very interesting option". "The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left". The 70-year-old businessman called for an election earlier this month, but no one could run against him.

Sport Diego Maradona Brands Dani Alves an 'Idiot' After Comparison to Lionel Messi
Author: 0 Diego Maradona Brands Dani Alves an 'Idiot' After Comparison to Lionel Messi

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action with Brazil's Fernandinho during their International Friendly in Melbourne June 9, 2017. Maradona was hurt that Sampaoli invited him to Sevilla when he was coaching the Spanish team but did not follow through in his invitation to honour the 1986 World Cup victor, who played for Sevilla near the end of his career, with a tribute game.

Sport ATP French Open Quarterfinals Picks
Author: 0 ATP French Open Quarterfinals Picks

And as Muguruza walked to the locker room after her defeat, she wagged a finger toward the stands as if to say, "Tsk, tsk!" The Serb struggled in the opening set, twice fighting back from a break down to claim it on a tie-break. French 15th seed Gael Monfils reached the fourth round for a seventh time when compatriot Richard Gasquet withdrew from their rain-delayed match with a thigh injury.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case

Both players are often compared and contrasted as football fans and media debate who is the world's best footballer. "Normally we don't comment on rumours , but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy".

Author: 0 Perez mum on rumours Ronaldo wants to leave Madrid

Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax , which he has denied. Ronaldo exit rumours have become a yearly occurrence in the summer, and these accusations mean a move is perhaps more likely, but fans of Real Madrid can still rest easy.

Sport Controversial Yasiel Puig returns with obscene gesture to Cleveland fans
Author: 0 Controversial Yasiel Puig returns with obscene gesture to Cleveland fans

Of course he breaks out of it against the greatest pitcher in the game today. Shortly thereafter, Bellinger homered for the fourth and fifth time in his last three games of action to put Miller in line for the loss. With his two homers, Zimmerman has 19 on the season to pass Reds duo Joey Votto and Scott Schebler and Mets outfielder Jay Bruce for the National League lead.

Sport Confederations Cup: Class and quality of familiar foes Mexico presents stern challenge
Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Class and quality of familiar foes Mexico presents stern challenge

The Euro 2016 winners took the lead on 34 minutes when Ronaldo sprinted into the box and his beautifully-timed pass found Quaresma unmarked in the area. The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal's opener.

Sport Kevin Durant to opt out of his contract
Author: 0 Kevin Durant to opt out of his contract

He has made it clear repeatedly that he plans to remain with the Warriors for a while. It's all but confirmed Durant will re-sign with the Warriors and in the process KD will be instrumental in keeping the GSW core that roared its way to the 2017 National Basketball Association championship at the expense of the Cleveland Cavaliers .

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

Weeks, meanwhile, was working hard to keep control as the two fighters clinched and hit each other behind the head, with Ward landing a low blow in the second round that doubled Kovalev over and caused Weeks to pause the bout. I was posing. In there and getting hit. The undefeated interim WBA light-heavyweight champion showed speed and power in abundance until referee Russell Mora had seen enough.

Sport Florentino Perez Confirms David De Gea To Real Madrid Deal Is Dead
Author: 0 Florentino Perez Confirms David De Gea To Real Madrid Deal Is Dead

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during their game against Mexico in the Fifa Confederations Cup match in Kazan, June 18, 2017. A Spanish regional court has ordered Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo to testify before an investigating magistrate on suspicion that he defrauded the country of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

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