Sport Mayweather To Fight Conor McGregor August 26
Author: 0 Mayweather To Fight Conor McGregor August 26

Undefeated Mayweather, 40, is coming out of retirement for the clash after being constantly challenged and goaded by the brash 28-year-old from Ireland. His UFC rival, Nate Diaz, who is 1-1 with McGregor in their two fight series, is at the very least giving his former foe a puncher's chance. McGregor "The Notorious" now holds the UFC's lightweight title which he won by stopping Eddie Alvarez in the second round last November.

Sport Alonso's McLaren grinds to another halt
Author: 0 Alonso's McLaren grinds to another halt

Failure after failure of the Honda engine has plagued the Woking based squad this season, but the Japanese manufacturer have finally produced a counter measure that they hope will resolve their ongoing dilemma. This may happen due to a penalty because both pilots' cars will have new MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit-Heat) installed, he added. "So I think there will be a lot of changes for next year".

Sport 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft
Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

The biggest question about his game is defense. That included six from the Triangle and seven from North Carolina (eight counting Pinetown's Bam Adebayo , who played at Kentucky). The Lakers used their third straight number two pick on Ball. "In our opinion", he said, "elite wings - two-way wings - are the hardest players in the National Basketball Association to find".

Author: 0 BCCI Gives A Warning To Virat Kohli

Kumble, who is India's highest test wicket-taker, added that he was surprised by Kohli's reservations over his style of coaching. "We wish to place on record our honest appreciation for the huge contribution by Anil Kumble to the team which enabled India to attain the No.1 Test position", acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement .

Author: 0 Suns nab forward Josh Jackson with 4th overall pick

Boston traded the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia a couple of days ago and picked up a future first-round pick. Boston also brought in No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, but drafting the Washington product would have likely meant a move from point guard to shooting guard, with an All-Star in Thomas already on the roster.

Author: 0 Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

Meanwhile, Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid posed a challenge to teammate Ben Simmons to show up Lonzo Ball next year . He claimed that Zeus and Jesus told him that the Los Angels Lakers would take his son, Lonzo. "He's his own man", Walton said . "I'm sure [Lonzo will] fit into our culture". Pelinka added, "Listen, there can be a sense of bravado with some of the media stuff, but when you get to see the heart of a person and how they treat others, I think that's when you ...

Sport LaMarcus Aldridge's 'Unhappiness' Driving Spurs Trade Talks
Author: 0 LaMarcus Aldridge's 'Unhappiness' Driving Spurs Trade Talks

During Aldridge's final two playoff appearances with the Portland Trail Blazers prior to joining the Spurs , he averaged 24.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. "Our goal for this team is to continue to compete for championships and LaMarcus helps us do that, and that's where we sit with LaMarcus", Buford said.

Author: 0 Fultz leads a strong NBA draft class

The Sixers would have to give up one of their core players , possibly Saric, and maybe Okafor, as well as a No. 1 pick to pry the 7-3 forward away from the Knicks. Ball then got the wish he and his father, LaVar, wanted all along by staying in Los Angeles, where he starred last season at UCLA. Known for his outstanding passing ability, Simmons can also score the ball whenever he wants because of his size and ability to get to the basket easily.

Sport Royal Ascot opening day
Author: 0 Royal Ascot opening day

Under strong encouragement, Highland Reel found more and edged clear by 1 1/4 lengths. Through a combination of pounds, euros, US, Hong Kong and Aussie dollars as well as dirhams, the well-travelled five-year-old was already Coolmore's highest earner before taking his prize-money to just shy of £6m yesterday.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson has awesome timing with tweet after Paul George report

It also already includes the cap hold on Randle's contract. The Paul George era is now all but over, the only question is what's next for both Paul George and the Indiana Pacers . It could be the Cavaliers , who need another proven star to get over the hump against the Golden State Warriors . Barring some massive injury (again) to George, all the Lakers have to do is watch time bleed out on the Pacers and then sign him without giving up any assets at all in the summer of 2018.

Sport Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft
Author: 0 Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft

They plan on keeping James Harden but there are a number of big names that the Rockets would like to add to push them over the top. If the Rockets can move Beverley, which shouldn't be a problem, they may have needed cap space to make room for either Paul or Lowry this summer.

Author: 0 Kemp's homer in 11th lifts Braves past Giants

He has lost six straight decisions. Less than a month after Braves left-hander Jaime Garcia and Giants righty Matt Cain squared off at AT&T Park in a 2-0 Braves win, neither starting pitcher came remotely close to capturing the form they held in their May duel in Thursday's series finale.

Sport Death toll from forest fire rises, search and probe underway
Author: 0 Death toll from forest fire rises, search and probe underway

The death toll for the massive fire in central Portugal climbed to 63 on Monday after an injured firefighter died in hospital, the league of Portuguese firefighters said in their website. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal , said he was "shocked and horrified" at the many lives claimed by the fires.

Sport Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany
Author: 0 Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Chile were determined to respond to the equaliser positively and did so as the game got underway after half-time, Alexis Sanchez bending a free-kick just over the bar. Sanchez wrote his name into the history books with help from Arsenal team-mate Shkodran Mustafi , who blundered when his awful pass out of defence was deflected by Arturo Vidal into the path of Sanchez.

Sport Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

Just to be able to learn from him every day should be unbelievable. I know she is happy at home for sure. Those schemes are a year away from fruition, however. Shortly after being selected #2 overall in the NBA Draft , LaVar stated boldly that his son would "take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year".

Sport Lauri Markkanen drafted by the Bulls with the seventh overall pick
Author: 0 Lauri Markkanen drafted by the Bulls with the seventh overall pick

If the Wolves do stay at No. 7, Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac and Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen are two of the names most often mentioned in connection with the team. "Whatever Coach (Hoiberg) wants me to play, that's how I'm gonna play". "The most important thing to me are the things he does every day, the way he practices, the things that he does in meetings, the way he prepares before a game, the things that he does for recovery", Thibodeau said.

Sport Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Author: 0 Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

As a result, the Lakers traded Russell to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez . He is the highest pick from the University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA ) Bruins since Russell Westbrook was picked fourth overall in 2008. I think they have enough talent. "The right people are in charge". So Ball now waits on Magic and the Lakers, praying they will choose him after Markelle Fultz presumably goes to the Philadelphia 76ers with the first pick of this guard-rich draft.

Sport Mourinho declares innocence in Spanish tax fraud claims
Author: 0 Mourinho declares innocence in Spanish tax fraud claims

They also circulated a copy of a tax document dated July 3, 2015, which covers the period in question. The background to this is a concerted attempt by public prosecutors in Spain to target high-earners suspected of tax evasion, with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo the most recent big names implicated, although both have strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho denies tax fraud

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. "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement said.

Sport Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr
Author: 0 Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

While other guards De'Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball were making deep runs in the draft, Smith was sitting at home on the couch not being seen on the big stage. But this is a historic night for us, and we fulfilled a great need. A dynamic ball handler, Smith Jr. has the potential to be an elite scorer in the National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Nowell at the double as Lions maul Chiefs

When quizzed again on blocking, the Lions boss insisted however that his coaches had not been whinging to the officials. On two occasions the Chiefs were guilty of illegal obstruction and both incidents were punished by a penalty from Garces.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo remains coy about his Real Madrid future
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo remains coy about his Real Madrid future

Portugal's win came at a cost though, as Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro had to be helped off on 65 minutes with a suspected broken leg. "After the half-time team talk, we came out in the second half and played a faster game with our wide men". New Zealand forward Marco Rojas defended strike partner Chris Wood after his misses proved costly in the 2-1 Confederations Cup defeat to Mexico .

Author: 0 Salah's Liverpool medical rescheduled on Thursday

It is a transfer that has dragged on for some time (and that's before even mentioning the failed bid in 2014), but with the Egyptian worldwide in the country to undergo a medical and sign a contract it seems nearly certain that Salah will be a Liverpool player before the week is out.

Author: 0 Mohamed Salah undergoes medical at Liverpool

He shouldn't need to watch him in action again to make his mind up to test Dortmund's resolve and urge Liverpool to push the boat out and offer everything the Reds have to get him. One stat that impressed us hugely is that last term in Serie A, Salah scored 15 goals and registered 11 assists , while world-renowned Argentine Paulo Dybala, playing in a more central position, scored 11 and assisted seven.

Author: 0 Globetrotting horse Highland Reel wins at Royal Ascot

We know he's very effective on fast ground, but if they get rain I'm relaxed about that too. We've been very happy with him since his Naas win and he's very well. Globetrotting horse Highland Reel won the richest race of the Royal Ascot meeting to take his career earnings to around 6 million pounds, while American trainer Wesley A.

Sport Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Author: 0 Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open

P.V Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series in the quarter-final by World No.1 Tai-Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei . Loosing the first set, Srikanth made a commendable comeback to seal the game 15-21, 21-13 21-13 in the 57-minute long encounter.

Author: 0 Crystal Palace Set To Appoint Frank de Boer

Allardyce kept the the south Norwood club in the Premier League . "It is the biggest league, everyone knows it - everybody is watching the Premier League". He was part of the Dutch team that were knocked out of Euro 2000 by Italy after a semi-final shootout. De Boer is not a zealot of Cruyff football but his meticulous coaching and methodical football were important in stabilising the team and improving the individuals.

Sport Chelsea and Manchester United Lurking For Ousmane Dembele
Author: 0 Chelsea and Manchester United Lurking For Ousmane Dembele

Latest claims from Eurosport suggest Dembele could be ready to make life hard for his club this summer as he has already set his heart on sealing a move away due to the departure of Thomas Tuchel as manager. Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona have therefore made a decision to alter their original plans and postpone the arrival of Dembele until the summer of 2018 - or even 2019.

Author: 0 Diego Costa 'will refuse move' to force Atletico transfer

Chelsea also are willing to grant Conte's request to appoint a coach to replace Steve Holland, the England assistant manager, having previously insisted that they would not do so. While China appears to be a potential destination for the Chelsea outcast, the player has his heart set on a move to former club Atletico Madrid , where he gained widespread recognition as one of the continent's most feared strikers.

Sport Paul George tells Pacers he will leave for LA in 2018
Author: 0 Paul George tells Pacers he will leave for LA in 2018

The rumblings were there all season long: He grew up near Los Angeles in Palmdale, Calif. and idolized Magic Johnson, who's now Lakers president. But yesterday doesn't exactly send a resounding vote of confidence to a fanbase still reeling from seeing its best player from last season's team traded.

Sport Federer into 15th Halle quarter-final
Author: 0 Federer into 15th Halle quarter-final

Fourth seed Marin Cilic overpowered American teenager Stefan Kozlov 6-0 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon Championships on the Queen's Club grass. For now though the world number five will focus on winning the warm-up event in Halle for a ninth time, and he will face in-form home hope Mischa Zverev in the last 16.

Author: 0 All Blacks confident of besting Lions' defense

When Warren Gatland named his starting XV for the highly anticipated first Test vs the All Blacks , fans were pleasantly surprised by some of the decisions taken by the head coach. Read will be making his 98th Test match appearance for New Zealand and says he is relishing the moment. Even so, there are a number of players who were unlucky to miss out on the side for the first Test, be it because of a numbers crunch or because of players at their position carrying the form of their lives.

Sport We should not be compared to male cricketers, says Mithali Raj
Author: 0 We should not be compared to male cricketers, says Mithali Raj

Though she did admit that "all of us follow men's cricket because we want at some point that women's cricket would be up there", and that male coaches are harder taskmasters than women and bring a different level of intensity to the game. "The conditions there (South Africa) are completely different to what we are facing here in England". We are always trying to reach where they set the standard.

Sport Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence
Author: 0 Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

In line with what has been proposed by the prosecutors, a judge will now make the final decision. Messi was fined two million euros (£1.75 million) and his father 1.5 million euros (£1.3 million). Messi's case was one of the first high-profile investigations by Spanish authorities into top football players' tax affairs. Last week, Spanish prosecutors accused Madrid forward Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of €14.7m in unpaid taxes by hiding "income generated in Spain from image ...

Author: 0 Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case and pays 2m euros fine

The Spanish prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint in a Madrid court against the Portuguese coach regarding tax irregularities. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012.

Sport Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Players born in 1996 or before are free agents. Hischier may be the flashier pick, but Patrick is the move right now. Patrick helped lead the Wheat Kings into the Memorial Cup Tournament in 2015-16. Greater Grand Forks has a handful of up-and-comers who could go in the near future, though. Patrick joins 2017 Calder Trophy victor and 2016 No. 1 National Hockey League draft pick Auston Matthews - along with 2017 Calder finalists Patrik Laine and Zach Werenski - on Bauer's growing team of ...

Sport Perez grand slam in 8th rallies Royals over Red Sox 6-4
Author: 0 Perez grand slam in 8th rallies Royals over Red Sox 6-4

CUBS 3, PADRES 2 Willson Contreras hit a tying home run , Javier Baez scored the winning run on an error and Wade Davis worked out of a ninth-inning jam to lead host Chicago past the San Diego. D'backs 16, Rockies 5 • Taijuan Walker pitched six solid innings and slapped an RBI single during Arizona's biggest inning ever on the road - a 10-run fourth - and Arizona won at Colorado.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of Tax Fraud by Spanish State Prosecutor

The prosecution claims that during those four years Ronaldo would have avoided paying a grand total of €14.7m to the Spanish tax authorities. Real Madrid have declared that they are "absolutely convinced" that Cristiano Ronaldo will demonstrate his innocence over allegations of tax evasion .

Author: 0 76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

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. Luke Kennard, Tatum's former Duke teammate and a fellow projected lottery pick, says whoever lands Tatum is getting a bonafide scorer. Originally committing to Duke, Ojeleye transferred following his freshman season.

Sport Poland International Having Medical at Elland Road Ahead of Leeds Transfer
Author: 0 Poland International Having Medical at Elland Road Ahead of Leeds Transfer

Polish global Mateusz Klich joined Twente from Kaiserslauten last summer, but after notching six goals and four assists in the Eredivisie last term, he has earned a move to Leeds . Asked for his first impressions of Leeds and Elland Road, Klich beamed: "I am really happy to sign here". Leeds are looking for a left-sided defender as Charlie Taylor is set to leave the club and while Gaetano Berardi featured at left-back last season, his more natural position is on the right.

Sport Ossoff Outspends Handel, Then Bemoans Lack of Campaign Finance Reform
Author: 0 Ossoff Outspends Handel, Then Bemoans Lack of Campaign Finance Reform

Overall, Wasserman found , Democrats outperformed the voting tendencies of their districts by 8 percentage points in this year's special elections, a good omen for 2018 even if they did not win a single one of the open seats. Ossoff raked in a lot of cash of from President Donald Trump foes in Hollywood and Silicon Valley and was the recipient of many celebrity endorsements in his bid to capture the Republican-leaning district that the president only won in November by about one percent ...

Author: 0 Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw

Cameroon did not matter in any larger sense. Having said that, Vincent Aboubakar brings a lot of experience to the side, and the Besiktas striker will need to step up on Thursday to ensure a Cameroon win, something that looks unlikely considering their current form.

Author: 0 Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

Kansas' Josh Jackson , right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Phoenix Suns as the fourth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. The Suns also have picks #32 and #54 in the second round. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. Tatum gives the Celtics some immediate rotation flexibility, with the ability to play both forward spots and defend as many as four positions.

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

And it seems the Real Madrid supremo's words have had their required effect as according to Spanish daily AS, Ronaldo is pleased with the way Perez defended and spoke about him in the Spanish media. Those include Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , who played under Mourinho and shares the same agent as him. Asked about potential clubs Ronaldo could join, Perez said: "I'm not contemplating Cristiano leaving".

Author: 0 Record champion Nadal in French Open

Nadal ended the final in just two hours and five minutes as he extended his record in Roland Garros over his closest rival Bjorn Borgs who has 6 titles. "No one has ever performed better in Paris , and his opponent [Wawrinka] is not a bad player". Going by that trend, Nadal should enter the Wimbledon as a significant favourite.

Author: 0 NHL Expansion Draft 2017: Devils lose Jon Merrill to Las Vegas

There's a lot to like about what the Vegas Golden Knights did during the expansion draft on Wednesday. Fleury was picked by the team in the NHL hockey expansion draft. If fans in the Pacific Division in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles don't think Las Vegas is going to be a doormat for the next decade, forget about it.

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