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Author: 0 Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims will initially pressure Lonzo Ball

While his son was making the interview rounds in the tunnels of Barclays Center , the passionate and outspoken LaVar excitedly talked about how he had called his son going to the Lakers for a long time. Lonzo Ball is staying home. The 19-year-old point guard had 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals a game for the Bruins last season.

Author: 0 Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine past year for tax fraud. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he made from image rights.

Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers select UCLA's Lonzo Ball second overall

It's new Lakers president Magic Johnson's first draft pick since accepting the role in February. "I knew this was happenin' before it was happenin'!" he said. Now, Ball is a great player and will definitely be a solid player in the league. Boston comes back at third overall with point guard Isiah Thomas solidly in place, making Fultz expendable and opening the door for other talented playmakers as Josh Jackson, a shooting guard who scored 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds 3.0 assists and 1.7 ...

Sport Kevin Durant In High Spirit After NBA Finals Win
Author: 0 Kevin Durant In High Spirit After NBA Finals Win

Take the Golden State Warriors , who won their 2nd National Basketball Association title in three years Monday night. Corden joked, "I would've 100% thrown that game", to which Durant responded, "We played like we did". "I'm trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things", he told The Washington Post earlier this year .

Author: 0 Ballet, pop stars & folk dances as Russian Federation welcomes FIFA Confederations Cup

Zenit's soccer player Aleksandr Kerzhakov holds white colored and blue eyes 1, 5 years old cat named Achilles at a news conference in St. Petersburg , Russia , Thursday, June 15, 2017. "When the president of our country comes out to make a speech it mobilises us and gives us great motivation, but it also adds to our responsibilities", he said after the match.

Author: 0 Manchester United target Morata 'likes' post linking him with Old Trafford move

Although it would seem like Perez is hoping for a lot to get almost £80m for a striker who has managed just 15 league goals this season, he may not be going to mad. Manchester United manager José Mourinho gave Morata his first shot with the first-team at Real Madrid when he was still managing the side back in 2010.

Author: 0 Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

The Pacers selected Anigbogu in the second round with the 47th overall pick. We're thankful for your support in every way . "In press conferences, I don't like a lot of hyperbole and a whole bunch of words", Pelinka said Friday. This time around it was Lonzo Ball , the homegrown UCLA product and son of the world's most famous sports dad, who Magic Johnson called the " new face of the Lakers ".

Sport Liverpool fans would rather club sort defence instead of moving for Mbappe
Author: 0 Liverpool fans would rather club sort defence instead of moving for Mbappe

Joyce reports that the Reds had an enquiry rejected last summer for the French striker and that "if England becomes a realistic destination for the player", that the Reds will go head-to-head with Arsenal for his signature. So Arsenal fans everywhere will be hoping that the Metro report suggesting that Real Madrid could be ready to sell the Wales worldwide star to Manchester United in order to fund their transfer pursuit of the Monaco and France forward, and Arsenal target, Kylian ...

Sport Bumrah rages at road safety meme
Author: 0 Bumrah rages at road safety meme

The no ball incident happened on Sunday during the India vs Pakistan final match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in London. Cricket fans are still upset with Bumrah's mistake and on the other side, Jaipur Traffic Police has used this incident to promote road safety among people.

Sport Chelsea Target Marco Verratti Can't Convince PSG To Sell
Author: 0 Chelsea Target Marco Verratti Can't Convince PSG To Sell

It's been revealed president Nasser Al Khelaifi and director of sport Antero Henrique met the Italian on Thursday to propose a €220m transfer strategy. He added: "If [Barça] sign Verratti, I'm convinced that the whole team will receive him with a lot of happiness because he's an incredible player".

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz becomes UW's first No. 1 NBA draft pick

It just happened that college didn't go as planned". The T-Wolves also received draft rights to 16th pick Justin Patton of Creighton, while the Bulls beefed up their roster by getting promising Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Arizona's Lauri Markkanen of Finland, the seventh player taken.

Sport Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses
Author: 0 Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., speakson Capitol Hill in Washington . " Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost". Pelosi:"I'm worth the trouble". " She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go", Rice said.

Sport Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes
Author: 0 Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

With 30 seconds remaining, Verstappen lost control of the rear of his vehicle and slid into the barriers. The only negative for Red Bull on Friday was Verstappen locking up and hitting the barriers at Turn One in the closing seconds of Practice Two, causing significant damage to the left-hand side and rear of his auto.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson says Lakers aren't close to another deal

Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs have produced an incredible portion of the NBA's top talent of recent years. "It will mean a lot to play for my hometown [team] and learn from the best point guard ever", Ball said. Lonzo Ball makes everyone around him better by not being selfish and that is something Magic wants on his Lakers team. Lonzo watched on television and then emulated the stars from Magic to Kobe Bryant while playing with his brothers at home.

Author: 0 Andre Ward Knocks Out Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Belts

In the first round, Kovalev , a 34-year-old native of Russian Federation, aggressively took the center of the ring while Ward alternated between traveling to his left or traveling to his right. Ward not letting Kovalev get the big shots off. Kovalev connects to the face. As a result Ward retained the unified light heavyweight championship.

Sport Pressure nothing new for All Blacks, says Read
Author: 0 Pressure nothing new for All Blacks, says Read

Finding Haka is described as a "cinematic journey into the heart of New Zealand to discover the passion, dedication and understanding it takes to perform the famous ritual". But he also suggested the Lions may have to do a bit more. "That is what we have to expect - a team at the top of their powers and coming at us. We are willing to go there for 80 minutes".

Sport Former captain O'Driscoll presents Lions players with Test shirts
Author: 0 Former captain O'Driscoll presents Lions players with Test shirts

It goes without saying that the first Test of a series carries an extra tone-setting importance and there is a widespread feeling that the outcome of the whole tour will hinge on what happens today. As an alternative, for fans who are unable to access WatchESPN (which requires login credentials), the Sling TV basic internet TV package offers ESPN, including the New Zealand vs, British & Irish Lions game, and offers a seven-day free trial.

Sport Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second
Author: 0 Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

The Celtics sent that pick to the Sixers for the No. 3 pick and the protected Los Angeles Lakers first-rounder in 2018, which the Sixers owned. But I think we're still moving on the same path. Markelle Fultz is congratulated by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver after being picked at No 1 in the draft by the Philadelphia Sixers.

Author: 0 There could be pain in Spain as Mourhino faces tax charges

The Portuguese-born star is set to give evidence in his case on 31 July. "I will always defend Cristiano as a person and as a footballer". "He will tell us what has happened". Marca reported that United manager Jose Mourinho will instead opt to pursue Alvaro Morata. He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the played a delinquent.

Author: 0 José Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities

Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011.

Sport Liverpool willing to splash £100m in battle for Kylian Mbappe
Author: 0 Liverpool willing to splash £100m in battle for Kylian Mbappe

However, they are also aware that making their move is likely to spark a bidding war between themselves and Manchester United , City and Chelsea . Bale, though, seemingly remains committed to Madrid. The standoff between Marco Verratti and Paris Saint-Germain is heating up, with the midfielder determined to force through a move to Barcelona , according to Mediaset .

Sport Manchester United sign Juventus scouting manager Javier Ribalta
Author: 0 Manchester United sign Juventus scouting manager Javier Ribalta

It has been a great experience and I will always remember it with great pleasure'. Respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Spaniard will have a "significant role in picking players" and act as a point of reference for scouting and recruiting.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball: What The Lakers Are Getting In No. 2 Pick

Both Johnson and Pelinka assumed their posts last season during a dramatic coup in which Lakers president and governor Jeanie Buss cleaned house, vowing change after the team plummeted to the NBA's cellar with four straight 50-plus-loss seasons, the worst stretch in franchise history.

Sport Big Papi's big honour: Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34
Author: 0 Big Papi's big honour: Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

The family of late Twins great Kirby Puckett, who Ortiz said wore the number 34 in honor of, also greeted Ortiz on the field during the ceremony. There will never be another David Ortiz , and now there will never be another No. Said Angels manager Mike Scioscia: "I know everyone in our organization has the utmost respect for David and what he did". He meant a lot to so many people and he definitely has a love affair with not just the city of Boston , but the New England region, both ...

Sport Kluivert: Verratti wants to join Barca but PSG won't let him leave
Author: 0 Kluivert: Verratti wants to join Barca but PSG won't let him leave

After an underwhelming season in France and Europe, Verratti is angling for a move away from PSG this summer and is keen to join Spanish giants Barcelona. Former Netherlands worldwide Kluivert left his now former role earlier this month to be replaced by Antero Henrique, whose immediate priority is to try and persuade Verratti to stay.

Sport McGregor takes the piss out of Mayweather after fight confirmation
Author: 0 McGregor takes the piss out of Mayweather after fight confirmation

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said today he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26. The fight had been pencilled in for September 16 but the mouthwatering middleweight showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez stole the same venue for that date.

Sport Jayson Tatum worked out for Sixers
Author: 0 Jayson Tatum worked out for Sixers

The deal the Celtics struck with the 76ers guarantees them an additional first-round pick, so they have some room to decide exactly what they want out of this year's draft. In Jackson's two biggest stages to date-his one-and-done season at Kansas and his gold medal run with Team USA in the 2015 FIBA U19s-he's found ways to be an elite complementary player.

Author: 0 Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

The dramatic moves come just days after it was announced that Marian Hossa would miss the upcoming 2017-2018 season because of a progressive skin disorder. Bowman had his eye on Murphy, a rising star who flew under the radar in Arizona , for more than a calendar year after first noticing him at the 2016 IIHF World Championship as part of Team USA's leadership group.

Sport Ireland hooker Rory Best to lead Lions against the Chiefs
Author: 0 Ireland hooker Rory Best to lead Lions against the Chiefs

Gatland will hope to see that continue against the Chiefs . Rory Best will captain the Lions on Tuesday. Replacements: 16-Kristian Dacey, 17-Alan Dell, 18-Tomas Francis, 19-Cory Hill, 20-Alun Wyn Jones, 21-Gareth Davies, 22-Finn Russell, 23-Tommy Seymour.

Sport Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft
Author: 0 Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft

They had their highest pick going into the draft since 1998, when they ended up with Dirk Nowitzki, who is preparing for his 20th season. Oregon's Jordan Bell did it right after he was drafted Friday and Smith followed suit Saturday. Smith averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game in his lone season at State under former coach Mark Gottfried before moving on to the National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Celtics 'appear to be leaning' toward Jayson Tatum, not Josh Jackson

If he doesn't go No. 3, he'll probably be going No. 4 to the Suns. But was that always the plan? If they draft based on area of need, they could have their pick of three highly-touted forwards who could contribute right away. Jackson, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, signed a diversion agreement on April 26, and will now take it with him to Phoenix. Tatum is NBA-ready; Jackson may have the higher ceiling as an elite two-way player.

Sport Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live
Author: 0 Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

Sound familiar? Three seasons is actually more than the Nets got out of Kevin Garnett after the disastrous trade that sent a string of high lottery picks to Ainge and the Celtics. 1. The Sixers worked Fultz out on Saturday night as talks with the Celtics got to the final stages. There are some conditions on the future first-rounder Boston gets out of this deal.

Sport Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz
Author: 0 Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Then wiping away tears, Big Papi thanked the players, his family, and the fans and said, "It's an honor to get to see my number next to those legends". Meyer said he felt like the back-to-back walks he surrendered to the Red Sox first two hitters set a tone for his night. There's something really cool about that.

Sport Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler in trade with Bulls
Author: 0 Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler in trade with Bulls

As a result of the trade he will not be eligible for a max-deal worth almost $250 million that he would have been eligible to receive with the Bulls . Being an exceptionally deep draft made the decision all the more hard. "I know his style of play and I feel like I'll fit in with that core that they have over there".

Sport Real Madrid rejects Mourinho contract allegations
Author: 0 Real Madrid rejects Mourinho contract allegations

The announcement comes just a week after Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo had a lawsuit filed against him for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of €14.7 million in unpaid taxes between 2011 and 2014. Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico.

Sport Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud
Author: 0 Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud

The Argentinian, who now plays for Paris Saint-German, is unlikely to spend any time behind bars though - most sentences under two years in Spain are suspended for first-time offenders. The state prosecutor's office in Madrid has intensified its pursuit of alleged tax fraud in football . On Tuesday, Ronaldo was told to appear before a judge for questioning on July 31.

Author: 0 These old men are back! Borg tips Federer, Nadal for Wimbledon

This ended a string of three major final wins for Wawrinka and take Rafael Nadal well above Pete Sampras on the overall list of Grand Slam winners, with Roger Federer occupying the top spot on the log. Young Austrian Dominic Thiem is third in the ATP race to London , followed by Stan Wawrinka , Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic , world number one Andy Murray , and Belgium's David Goffin.

Author: 0 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

Fultz is a much better fit with the 76ers, a squad that has spent early picks on big men in recent years but needs a lot of help in the backcourt. The Boston Celtics made headlines when they traded out of the first overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft .

Author: 0 It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

For Fultz's part, he couldn't hide his excitement over joining the Sixers and the excitement surrounding the team in Philadelphia. "I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said.

Author: 0 Jackson first pick in second round of NBA Draft, Mika undrafted

Jackson never participated in a workout for the Celtics, setting the stage for the Suns to take him. "I'm just super excited to be in this situation, to be part of New Orleans and the organization means the world to me, to be in the National Basketball Association".

Sport Cilic marches past Kozlov into Queen's quarter-finals
Author: 0 Cilic marches past Kozlov into Queen's quarter-finals

Cilic is the only top five seed left standing at the Aegon Championships after Andy Murray , Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all crashed out earlier in the week. "It was tough out there, it was windy", the American said. His 6-0 6-4 victory over Kozlov, a qualifier ranked 149th in the world, puts the Croatian three wins away from the title he secured in 2012 and continues an encouraging start to the grass-court season.

Sport Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United

The fact his rehab will be under United's guidance does not necessarily mean he will sign a new deal with them, although their start to the 2017/18 campaign and his recovery could change things. Maybe that is why he signed only a one year contract in the first place. Ibrahimovic was the stand-out name on the Premier League's list of players released.

Author: 0 Jayson Tatum Highlights Celtics 2017 Draft Class

He wouldn't comment on any of the potential trades the Celtics were rumored to have been offered Thursday, but did say "It was a little blown out of proportion; I'll leave it at that". " I felt like they made it pretty clear who they were going to draft with the No. 1 pick , so I didn't really feel like it was worth either of our times for me to work out with them".

Sport Eoin Morgan: England did not lose to Pakistan because of over confidence
Author: 0 Eoin Morgan: England did not lose to Pakistan because of over confidence

On the back of their tremendous wins over world number one South Africa and world number four England , Pakistan have now climbed to seventh in the ICC one-day internationals rankings updated on Wednesday. It's a big frustration because I think we've played some great cricket in this tournament and we weren't anywhere close to it today. "I think we played very well and that's why we won".

Sport Lady Aurelia wins at Royal Ascot again
Author: 0 Lady Aurelia wins at Royal Ascot again

While Highland Reel starred in the Prince of Wales's, French-trained horses won two of the day's four group races. Highland Reel has at times set the pace in his races, notably in winning the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita last November, but was a stalker in the $955,000 Prince of Wales's Stakes at 1 1/4 miles, the richest race of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

Author: 0 Draft the destination after dizzying days of deals across league

With the 2017 National Basketball Association draft now in the rearview mirror, it's time to look at some of the teams that mostly disappointed. ■ All signs point to the Los Angeles Lakers using the No. The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. So who will be traded and where will each prospect end up? As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and ...

Author: 0 Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

Then it was reported that Ainge is in the discussion with the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson to acquire Kristaps Porzingis for a bevy of draft picks and some players on Boston. I grew up a Michigan State fan watching him. "I don't think they play as hard as I do, period". "You know, I was surprised because they had the No.

Sport Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Looking to Acquire Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony
Author: 0 Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Looking to Acquire Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony

As dominoes fall and more moves materialize, another eye-popping report surfaced on Tuesday when Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving may seek a new team, should Cavaliers star forward LeBron James find a new organization outside of Cleveland in 2018.

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal , has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal , Italy , Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011.

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