Author: 0 Three local NHLers made available for expansion draft

His appeal: Though he fell off offensively with a dip in luck this past year (24 points) and underlying numbers suggest he's slightly overexposed in a top pairing role, Vatanen remains an effective puck mover and transporter and helpful power play asset.

Author: 0 Zverev To Face Federer At Halle Open

Fourth seed Cilic battled past Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3 5-7 6-4 following an hour's delay to the original order of play, while Lopez came through 7-5 3-6 6-2 after an interrupted encounter with Grigor Dimitrov later on Centre Court.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Russian Federation will probably feel they could have given more in their two defeats to Portugal and Mexico but the authorities and fans can be proud of what has been a successful event so far. Portugal will now be joined in the semi-final by Mexico - while hosts Russian Federation got dumped out of the tournament on home soil. Ronaldo twice threatened the New Zealand goal in quick succession, nodding straight at goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic on 24 minutes and then clattering the ...

Sport Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Utah Jazz in trade
Author: 0 Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Utah Jazz in trade

Utah selected Lousiville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell . After originally committing to returning to Louisville for his junior season, Mitchell had a change of heart with many National Basketball Association teams projecting him to be a clear first-round selection.

Author: 0 Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP ) — Caleb Gilbert held No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits in 7 1/3 innings, Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and LSU beat the Beavers 6-1 on Saturday to reach the College World Series finals.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton grabs F1 pole from teammate in Baku

Shortly before that, Hamilton and Vettel were involved in an incident that threatens to sour their good relations. Red Bull were left wounded and disappointed, their best-paced auto now fifth instead of third, the other 10th, with the duelling Force Indias of Sergio Perez and splendid upstart team-mate Esteban Ocon, and the Williamses of improving rookie Lance Stroll and veteran Felipe Massa , separating it from its sister.

Sport Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal
Author: 0 Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain , but his former club have played down talk of a return to Old Trafford.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

LaVar Ball had said his son would only play for the Lakers , and it was clear that would happen when Lonzo got a phone call with the Lakers on the clock . If the two sides can't reach a deal by October 31 (the deadline), Embiid will play out this season then be a restricted free agent next season. "Doing whatever we need to do to win", Fultz said.

Sport Lorenzo Baldassarri Suffers Horror Crash At Assen MotoGP
Author: 0 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suffers Horror Crash At Assen MotoGP

After concentrating on a solid points finish in Mugello before having a more hard race in Barcelona, the Championship leader's hand has been more forced for the Dutch GP after Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) won two in a row - and sees his chances looking up: "Before the weekend in Barcelona we didn't expect it but during the weekend I was fast from the beginning".

Sport Red Sox can't complete fiery rally vs. Angels
Author: 0 Red Sox can't complete fiery rally vs. Angels

Martinez said while Ortiz is "Big Papi", he felt like grandpa while watching Ortiz being honored. A Nationals 18, Reds 3: Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5-of-5 with a walk, and Washington beat visiting Cincinnati.

Sport Andres Romero wins BMW International Open in Munich
Author: 0 Andres Romero wins BMW International Open in Munich

Bland , 44, made a birdie from shallow water at the 11th and scored an eagle on the 13th as he moved into contention for a career first European Tour title. Defending champion Henrik Stenson is a shot behind on five under, where he is joined by England's Richard Bland , James Morrison, Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Southgate.

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

Ortiz retired last season after a 20-year major league career, including 14 years in Boston . Ortiz was a part of three World Series championship teams in Boston (2004, 2007, 2013) and finished his career with 541 career home runs. TRAINER'S ROOM - Red Sox: INF Josh Rutledge was a pregame scratch with left hip soreness. Pedroia addressed the Fenway crowd on behalf of Ortiz's former teammates during the ceremony and said his impact stretched beyond their experiences together on the ...

Author: 0 Federer thrashes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

You could make a case for either side, but I'm giving the edge to Federer , as he's just too consistent and still pounces on any mistakes his opponent makes. "I thought it was extremely close, especially that second set", Federer , who has never won a tournament nine times, told reporters. Mayer was a 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 6-3 victor over sixth seed Lucas Pouille, while wildcard Andrey Rublev beat Mikhail Youzhny in an all-Russian second round match and will now face another compatriot in the ...

Sport India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan cricket victory
Author: 0 India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan cricket victory

Hundreds of fans stayed up late to welcome home members of new Champions Trophy victor Pakistan in Lahore at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Delhi's streets were all but deserted after the game ended with fans storming out of public screenings after Hardik Pandya's 76-run blitz ended with India staring down the barrel at 152-7.

Sport Heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in insane 1st Rd KO loss
Author: 0 Heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in insane 1st Rd KO loss

The fight was over 74 seconds after it started, with Mitrione pounding Emelianenko unconscious with right hands, violently ending the Russian's promotional debut. Mitrione is quicker to regain his senses and he pounces on Fedor, landing vicious right hands and he's knocked "The Last Emperor" out cold! In his post-fight interview inside the ring, Mitrione looked into the camera and first addressed his children.

Author: 0 Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

I went to a big fireworks display in Boston last night, and the NBA Draft broke out. For fans interested in finding out picks as soon as possible, it will be fun to watch Woj and Stein duke it out for what could be the last time. "He's not a great shooter but he can make shots", said Bilas. "I had to get up at 4 o'clock and fly back home", Ainge told NESN . The Boston Celtics selected Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the No.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

You do if you're Magic. Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention.

Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in National Hockey League draft

Nashville forward James Neal , who has scored at least 20 goals in all nine of his National Hockey League seasons, including 40 in 2011-12, highlighted the next eight selections , which also included 35-year-old Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland, a Las Vegas resident and former member of the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball in talks to appear on Monday Night Raw

I'll have another hat on that say, 'I told you so'". The Lakers haven't made the NBA Playoffs since 2013, a once inconceivable thought for a franchise with the second most championships (16) and most finals appearances (31) in NBA history.

Sport Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title
Author: 0 Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title

Rising star Zverev - who had also won three finals out of three in 2017 coming into this encounter - kept pace with his illustrious rival at the start of set two, raising hopes of an increasingly competitive contest. The 28-ranked Khachanov fired a backhand long in the breaker to send Federer through to a showdown with Zverev. "I thought it was extremely close-especially that second set", Federer said at his press conference.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson

Tatum could be a part of the Celtics' future as much as he could be packing his bags for IN next month IN a trade for George. Bishop Gorman High School graduate Zach Collins, who played one season at Gonzaga before turning pro, will return to Las Vegas on July 8 with the Portland Trail Blazers, who will meet the Utah Jazz at 3 Cox Pavilion.

Author: 0 Huskies' Markelle Fultz taken No. 1 overall in NBA Draft by 76ers

When it comes to being drafted by a professional sports team, more goes into a player's preference of where they want to play than actual on-the-court things. Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick . There were about a dozen pictures of friends and family along with his slogan F2G, which means "Faithful to the Grind".

Sport Jayson Tatum understands what Celtics role will be if taken No. 3
Author: 0 Jayson Tatum understands what Celtics role will be if taken No. 3

Tatum wound up having two sessions with the Celtics . "A lot of the character issues that you guys have probably been reading, they've been blown out of proportion a lot", Jackson said. And the people close to the situation, the teams that are considering drafting me that I've talked to, they know exactly what's going on. "They went great", he said.

Author: 0 Final Advisory Issued On Cindy! More Rain in the Forecast

Heavy rain was forecast to spread over the Tennessee and OH valleys on Thursday, then move Friday and Saturday into the central Appalachians. Others are in effect in the MS and OH valleys. CORRECTS STATE FROM ALABAMA TO MISSISSIPPI -The Pascagoula River spills over its banks as tropical storm Cindy dropped heavy rain in the area, Saturday , June 24, 2017, in Merrill, Miss.

Author: 0 WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for RAW in Los Angeles

Though LaVar Ball would be a heel in wrestling parlance and likely booed in most locations across the United States, he would nearly certainly be cheered in his son's new home arena. "I got two more boys, I gotta come to the same thing [for] two more years". "I needed somebody that can also make the other players better .that players want to play with".

Sport Cavaliers Owner, Billups Meeting For 2nd Time
Author: 0 Cavaliers Owner, Billups Meeting For 2nd Time

The problem is that Chauncey Billups doesn't know if he even wants to work for Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert . Griffin had battled through cancer over the past couple of seasons to help build the most successful team in franchise history, engineering trades for J.R.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'

Lonzo Ball , right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. The elder Ball's plan to have his son drafted to the Lakers worked to perfection, as the California native can remain close to his son, while continuing to explore opportunities for his other two sons.

Author: 0 Verstappen clocks fastest in practice

Verstappen led most of the 90-minute session and wound up heading a tightly-knit top four at the chequered flag, with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas , team-mate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari 's Kimi Raikkonen all within 0.127 seconds.

Sport Gareth Bale 'most likely' to leave Real Madrid
Author: 0 Gareth Bale 'most likely' to leave Real Madrid

Former club Manchester United and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have both been heavily linked with a summer transfer. Rio Ferdinand is confident that Manchester United will enjoy a significant improvement next season under Jose Mourinho.

Author: 0 England new boy Curran has need for speed

He took four fours off Morne Morkel's second over - two of them edges that could have gone anywhere - gradually settled and registered his second T20I half-century with a straight-driven six into the Ian Botham stand off the left-arm wristspin of Tabraiz Shamsi.

Author: 0 Coach seeks a brighter beginning from Cameroon

It's a different style than three days ago when we played Chile . The 23-year-old proved to be influential in helping a lacklustre Germany draw level in the 41st minute, driving forward with a bursting run before playing a ideal through ball to release left-back Jonas Hector, whose low cross found eventual goalscorer Lars Stindl.

Sport Vegas picks Glass, Stars take two in 1st round of draft
Author: 0 Vegas picks Glass, Stars take two in 1st round of draft

He was the Winterhawks' leading goal-scorer last season with 42 and 84 points. The Blackhawks took two defenseman in the first two rounds, so the fact that they added a forward wasn't surprising. The 18-year-old Altybarmakyan is from St. Petersburg, Russia. McKenzie was also in his second season of draft eligibility. Glass is the highest selected Winterhawk since Seth Jones went fourth overall to the Nashville Predators in 2013.

Sport Emre Can impresses as Germany draw with Chile at Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Emre Can impresses as Germany draw with Chile at Confederations Cup

The pair both sit on four points after two matches in Group B, but both can guarantee their progression to the knockout phase by avoiding defeat against Cameroon and Australia , respectively. "With the quality of their players, it might be more of an end-to-end match, which could, in theory, help us to play our game". Alexis Sanchez refused to be drawn on his Arsenal future after becoming Chile's all-time top-scorer in Thursday's (Friday in Manila) 1-1 draw with Germany at the ...

Author: 0 WWE to invite LaVar Ball to 'Monday Night Raw'

I mean, that's essentially the point of this part of the offseason for us from-far observers, right? "He's supported him. He obviously loves him, and that's what you want out of a father, so I'm not overly concerned by it". "I said, OK, we've got our man now". The Lakers, a 16-time National Basketball Association champions but yet to win a championship since 2010, are desperate to get back to their winning days and old fame.

Author: 0 Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2

Daniel Gossett recorded his first big league win Saturday against the White Sox, allowing just five hits and two runs (zero earned) over six impressive innings. Filling a spot in Texas' injury-depleted rotation lately, the right-hander scattered five hits and walked one while striking out three on 93 efficient pitches.

Sport Generation game as Federer faces Zverev for Halle title
Author: 0 Generation game as Federer faces Zverev for Halle title

Apart from that, the youngster has also defeated Federer at the Halle Open a year ago in the semi-finals which was also his only win against him. Roger Federer from Switzerland returns the ball to Karen Khachanov from Russian Federation during the ATP tournament tennis match in Halle , western Germany, on June 24, 2017.

Author: 0 South Africa beat England to level series

England had appeared to be cruising to another comprehensive win, with Roy and Jonny Bairstow putting on a century stand for the second wicket - but, from needing 50 off 39 balls, they instead stuttered down a dead end as South Africa silenced a boisterous crowd enjoying their first sight of an England men's worldwide since 1983.

Sport F1 Canadian GP: 'Bad' Ferrari didn't spot early Canada damage - Vettel
Author: 0 F1 Canadian GP: 'Bad' Ferrari didn't spot early Canada damage - Vettel

Charging from the back of the field after a first-lap incident with Max Verstappen sent him to the pits for a new front wing for his vehicle to finish fourth was points-leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari . With just a few laps remaining Raikkonen had nearly caught Esteban Ocon for fifth but his brakes were overheating, a common issue around Canada, and he started to lose several seconds a lap.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Sanchez Enters Record Books as Chile Hold Germany

He turned the ball over to Arturo Vidal , who found Alexis Sanchez in the box, and Mustafi's Arsenal teammate finished off the play . Therefore, I'll back both teams to find the net. Against Australia , the Indomitable Lions took the lead just before half-time, but they gave away a totally unnecessary penalty , and then missed several good chances to win the game.

Author: 0 Sixers clear way to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (which the Sixers now own the rights to) if it ends up being pick 2, 3, 4, or 5 overall. The Celtics traded the first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for the third overall pick in this year's draft and a future first-round pick.

Sport Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
Author: 0 Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

Cristiano Ronaldo spent in " Manchester United " for six years (2003-2009). Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English Premier League club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United previous year. He is allegedly said to owe Spanish authorities €14.7 million for unpaid taxes, also on image right, between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor recommended a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost 800,000 euros ($890,000).

Sport Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms
Author: 0 Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

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. Ainge said Monday that he believes the player the Celtics would have selected with the No. 1 on Thursday will be there when the team picks at No. 3.

Author: 0 Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

He was addressing lawmakers during a special parliamentary session in memory of the victims of the fire, which has injured more than 200 people. Portugal's Civil Protection agency said the town of Góis, some 40 km from the forest fire's epicenter in the Pedrógão Grande region was now the most unsafe zone in the area affected by the fire, Efe news reported.

Author: 0 Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

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. "They created a move and then equalised". "I always watch that game again when I can", Vidal said. "I'm not so presumptuous that I'll now demand a leadership position".

Author: 0 Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa

South Africa have won their last 2 matches qualifying them for the next stage while Indian Cricket team faces big pressure following the unwanted circumstances. The bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Bumrah, Ashwin and Jadeja tightened the noose with incisive bowling. Former India batsmen Rohan Gavaskar also seemed to enjoy this show of dominance, and it was evident with his selfies taken from the new OPPO F3 during the match.

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