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National Basketball Association draft lottery: Reaction around the league, and what's next

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They can hope for a similar outcome here by taking Williams with their second pick in a row. "Everyone's going to talk before the draft , of course". Michael Porter Jr. has arguably the highest ceiling of any player in this draft. Don't worry, Deandre. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time in. There's a reason why you get homecourt advantage if you have a better record throughout the year because there is the idea that if you get to sleep in your own bed, play in front of your home crowd, ... Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles to meet President Trump at White House on June 5

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So it seems the Eagles might be planning something else as well. I know for a fact there are other guys who have dreamt of this opportunity to go to the White House. "But visiting the White House is not something that I'm interested in doing at this time". If you want to meet to talk about events in my community, changing the country, I'm all for that. Read More »

Pogba, Griezmann & Mbappe All Named In 23-Man Squad

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Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet also misses out . "Without his injury he would have been a serious candidate for the 23-man list", Deschamps said. Kylian and Antoine can play in other positions. France are in Group C alongside Australia, Denmark and Peru with their opening game against the Socceroos on June 16th. Read More »

Harry Winks: Tottenham midfielder signs five-year contract

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But he struggled with an ankle injury during the second half of the season. The England worldwide is due to undergo surgery on the problem this summer and the club say they expect him to be back in time for pre-season training. "I'm delighted to sign a new contract", Carter-Vickers told the Spurs website. Central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 20, has also committed his future to Tottenham by agreeing a new contract until 2021. Read More »

Preliminary hearing scheduled today for 49ers' Reuben Foster

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Her testimony is quite eye-opening. On Thursday, Foster was back in court for a preliminary hearing on his domestic violence, criminal threats, and weapons charges. Ennis has since recanted and is cooperating with the defense, but the prosecution is continuing forward with the case against Foster. A video of Ennis' fight with another woman was given to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office for review in late April, causing the district attorney to delay Foster's plea hearing ... Read More »

Blue Jays recall Danny Barnes from triple-A Buffalo and option Deck McGuire

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But how different might the post championship years have been for the Blue Jays with Kent covering the gap between Roberto Alomar and Orlando Hudson at second base rather than Tomas Perez, Domingo Cedeno, Tilson Brito, Carlos Garcia, Craig Grebeck and Homer Bush? Wheeler was charged with six runs in four-plus innings, bringing his ERA to 5.92. Read More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle reveal bridesmaids, page boys for royal wedding

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Kensington Palace , while neither confirming nor denying the report, soon released a statement that asked "for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. A self-proclaimed "royal super-fan", Werner, a married, stay-at-home mom, has made the trip across the Atlantic for several royal occasions in Britain, including the weddings of Prince Andrew in 1986 and Prince William in 2011 and Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday celebration in 2016. Read More »

BCCI announces squads for one-off Women's T20 match

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Harmanpreet Kaur will lead IPL Supernovas whereas Smriti Mandana will be the captain for IPL Trailblazers . The two teams are named IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas and they will be captained by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur respectively. Read More »

Breakthrough Liverpool campaign 'a dream come true' for Alexander-Arnold

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Not when he was playing for Man United though! " He's not showed any nerves in the big games he's played in the Champions League ". Alexander-Arnold and his teammates confirmed their spot in European football's premier club tournament next season with a comprehensive victory 13 days before they meet Real Madrid in the 2017-18 edition's showpiece match. Read More »

Chelsea expect more tricks from Mourinho

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During that season, they went on to win the tournament, beating Benfica 2-1 in the final thanks to goals from Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic. We've put the season to bed and we have a full week to prepare in the right way. "If we play like this in the FA Cup final , we don't have a chance". Read More »

Conditional ceasefire during Ramzan in Jammu and Kashmir

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A central declaration of a halt on operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir will provide a respite to chief Mehbooba Mufti and give her space to mount an effort to win back constituents who have turned hostile because of her alliance with Bharatiyaa Janata Party (BJP), experts say. Read More »

Dear Congress, Please Help Us With Sports Betting, Sincerely, The NFL

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And while that means more competition for Las Vegas, casino executives and longtime bookmakers in Nevada are welcoming the decision. A number of other states are also poised to move quickly in passing legislation of their own, including: Connecticut , Mississippi, West Virginia, Delaware, Illinois, New York , Massachusetts , Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. Read More »

Man Utd target Willian hints at Chelsea tension with Conte

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A number of Chelsea's players will face their old boss on Saturday, with Mourinho leading out United once again. Sacking Conte and appointing Morris would quite likely provide a similar lift to players and supporters alike as happened back in March 2012 when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked and replaced by his assistant Roberto Di Matteo, who had already attained legend status with the fans in his time as a Chelsea player. Read More »

Griezmann speaks on Atletico Madrid future after Europa League final brace

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Griezmann and Diego Costa will lead Simeone's attack as Atletico returns to Lyon, where it lost 3-0 to Dynamo Kiev in the final of the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup in 1986. "Whatever he decides I'll be happy because he has given us his life", Simeone added. They had started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside four minutes, Valere Germain shooting over after being slipped in by Payet. Read More »

Eagles OT Lane Johnson still critical of Patriots

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Lane Johnson was on the winning side in Super Bowl LII on February 4, yet the Philadelphia Eagles right tackle couldn't help but get in a few more shots on the New England Patriots . Yeah, but once you win a Super Bowl all those feelings turn into pure joy. "Like I said, they're robots, they're told what to do". That was kind of our thing going in. Read More »

Ray Wilson, who won World Cup with England, dies at 83

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The ex-Everton and Huddersfield full-back was the oldest member of Alf Ramsey's victorious side when he climbed the famous Wembley steps aged 31 to claim his World Cup winner's medal from the Queen on that famous day. "RIP RAY WILSON We had some laughs and some very late nights through the years and even with your illness you carried on coming with us and keeping us on our toes until about six years ago", he posted on Twitter. Read More »

Allan McGregor completes move back to old club

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The custodian becomes new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard's second signing as he seeks to reshape the Gers squad to push forward next season. McGregor on Twitter spoke of his delight at moving back to Rangers . The 35-cap Scotland global won three league titles, a hat-trick of Scottish Cups and five League Cup titles during his first Rangers stint. The 21-year-old centre back impressed on loan at Bolton this year where his performances helped keep Wanderers in the Championship. Read More »

Kane on 'amazing' Salah: 'I haven't seen Mo to talk with him'

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How can I watch Liverpool v Real Madrid on TV and online? "For me, it is about doing it year after year". But Sporting's failure to beat Maritimo on the final day of the season in Portugal on Sunday cost the Lisbon club a place in the Champions League , gifting a berth to Benfica who are ranked higher in UEFA's coefficient table than Spurs. Read More »

Argentina apologise for World Cup guide to flirting with Russian women

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The World Cup is being played from June 14-July 15. Anyone wanting a chance with a Russian man was left to figure things out for themselves. The advice included lines like: "Make sure you're clean, smell good and dress well". "The first impression is very important for them, pay attention to your image". Another part of the chapter tells the men travelling to Russia: "Do not ask stupid questions about sex . Read More »

Sports wagering is a freedom, not just a source of state revenue

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Legalized sports betting nationwide could provide $3.4 billion to states and local governments, according to a study by Oxford Economics commissioned by the American Gaming Association. The American Gaming Association (AGA), which represents the US casino industry, has long opposed the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, contending it has resulted in an annual illegal sports betting market of $150 billion. Read More »

Romain Grosjean hit with penalty for 'ballet dancer' moment

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Kevin had a bit of a wobble, I lifted off the throttle, and then the vehicle just went. Haas boss Guenther Steiner was mid-way through his media session with written media when the decision came through. "I feel sorry for them that they were taken out but he didn't try an overtaking maneuver to take them out or understeer into anything". Speaking ahead of today's race, Grosjean, who began in 10th position on the grid, said: "Pretty good qualifying for the team - both cars in the top-10". Read More »

Revealed!!! How Real Madrid caused Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba row

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Apart from being an increasingly influential figure, he is an astute reader of the game too, which is why Mourinho handed him a role in his coaching staff for next season. "It's a gamble for him - he's saying he hasn't got anybody in that group already to replace Faria, whether he goes looking outside who knows?" "I think Michael's the best central midfielder in English football. Read More »

Arsenal earmark Spaniard as their number one choice for new manager

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A coach at Manchester City Mikel Arteta is very close to becoming the next Arsenal manager, after another day of progress and productive talks between the former player and the club. "There's maybe a small advantage for Allegri and Ancelotti as they both have a lot of experience in Italy, Germany and England". Not just because he's my friend. Read More »

Eleven Gonzaga sports teams receive Public Recognition Awards from NCAA

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The complete list of teams earning public recognition awards includes baseball , men's basketball , women's basketball , men's cross country , women's cross country , field hockey , football , golf , women's lacrosse , rowing , women's soccer , men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's tennis , women's tennis , women's track & field, volleyball and water polo . Read More »

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni's Daughter Ziva Dances To Dwayne Bravo's 'Champions' Song

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On Gracia second birthday, the song was played and Gracia, alongwith MS Dhoni's daughter Ziva , danced on it. There are more kids on the floor with Brovo singing the song. CSK uploaded a video on Twitter where Dhoni and Bravo can be seen wishing Happy Birthday to little Gracia. West Indies all-rounder Bravo has played all the 12 matches for Chennai so far and scored 133 runs with an average of 66.50 (this should be strike rate??? average is 11). Read More »

Justify Draws 7th Position For Preakness

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The post positions and opening odds are now set for the Preakness Stakes , with Justify running as the clear favorite to win the race and continue his run towards the Triple Crown . This is because no such horse had won since Apollo , who at age 3 in 1882 won the Kentucky Derby. Baffert said he used to tell jockey Victor Espinoza the same thing with Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh. Read More »

HOOPS HOAX: Man, 25, allegedly posed as teen to play basketball

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Sidney Gilstrap Portley was enrolled in two Dallas high schools for nearly nine months, claiming to be a Hurricane Harvey refugee. The reasons for his enrollment in Dallas ISD, and for the transfer, weren't immediately clear. Gilstrap-Portley appears to have played basketball for the Dallas Christian Crusaders of the National Christian College Athletic Association during the 2013-14 season after graduating from North Mesquite High School in 2011. Read More »

Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

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Additionally, the parties must act to address items necessary to finalize the agreement. Newsy's partners at WXYZ report $425 million will be paid now to the more than 300 survivors who've filed claims. She says the deal will help the "sister survivors" move forward, and her decision to come forward publicly in 2016 was motivated by the need for accountability and reform, "so that other little children don't live the nightmares we lived". Read More »

Luc Eymael believes Sundowns can match Barcelona blow for blow

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His every touch drew huge applause and Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse was beaming after the final whistle having exchanged shirts with the Argentine maestro. "I just want to thank God for the opportunity to be able to play against the best footballers in the world". Barcelona conclude their domestic campaign against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Sunday. Read More »

Brazil legend Rivaldo delivers strong warning to Neymar

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Neymar, 26, became the world's most expensive player last summer after Paris Saint-Germain triggered his £198m activation clause, though the capital club's talisman has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months. 'If Neymar doesn't leave PSG he will never win anything important, ' the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport . After Tite revealed in February which 15 players already had their passages to Russian Federation 2018 confirmed, guessing the remaining eight ... Read More »

Special Honor Planned This Fall For Thurman Thomas

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The Buffalo Bills plan to retire Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey October 29 when they host the New England Patriots . When it's your birthday AND you find out your number is getting retired. The running back's number will be retired during the Bills' Monday Night Football home game this season. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility, in 2007. Read More »

African Athletes who disappeared from Commonwealth Games surface in Sydney

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Commonwealth Games officials confirmed last month eight Cameroon athletes , two Ugandans and one Rwandan had gone missing from their rooms in the Games village on the Gold Coast. Two weightlifters from Cameroon, Francois Etoundi and Simplice Ribouem, were both granted refugee status and competed for Australia in 2018. "So if they don't want to be held in detention or locked up at the local watch-house they would be better to jump on a plane before the 15th and comply with their visa ... Read More »

Ronda Rousey I'll Be Pregnant Soon

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Her plans to have a baby come as she is enjoying a renewal of spirits in her second career as a WWE performer. Rousey stole the show at WrestleMania and proved her critics wrong once already. "Someday soon. But I don't know yet". Rousey is currently part of a storyline with Natalya on Monday Night Raw , but will now start to push towards Nia Jax and her Women's Championship. Read More »

NCAA Basketball: An early analysis of matchups for the 2018 Gavitt Games

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The Gavitt Tipoff Games feature four home contests each for Big East and Big Ten institutions on an annual basis from through 2022. Since its debut in 2015-16, there have been three ties in as many years. Xavier beat the Badgers, 80-70, in the 2017 Gavitt Games in Madison. Nebraska will host the Pirates on Wednesday, Nov. 14 , at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Read More »

Roman Abramovich wants Mauricio Pochettino to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

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Pochettino also wants the money raised through player sales as Spurs appear to be willing to offload the likes of Toby Alderweireld , Danny Rose , Mousa Dembele , Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko once the transfer window opens. "I think it's a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again". "That is a little bit up to Daniel of course, to the club, to be happy with us, because after four years I think we need to ... Read More »

Marcus Smart calls out JR Smith after Game 2

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At the very least, it will be interesting to see if the conflict with Smart can get Smith going. Smith and his Cavaliers are lucky that he wasn't given a Flagrant 2 foul. "I felt like it was uncalled for, that type of play there", Horford said . "That's not why I'm here", Smith said, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin . It's not the first time J.R.'s done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us. Read More »

Kentucky's Sacha Killeya-Jones Transferring to NC State

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Jones, a former 5-star recruit from Chapel Hill, played two seasons at United Kingdom; he will redshirt next year, and have two years of eligibility remaining after the 2018-19 season. 7 power forward and No. 23 player overall in the 2016 recruiting class. Killeya-Jones was a McDonald's All-American and a two-time all-state selection at Virginia Episcopal in Lynchburg. Read More »

Watch Stephen Piscotty homer in return from bereavement leave

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Rounding the bases after his blast over the Green Monster, Piscotty touched his hand to his chest, which he said was his mother's way of saying " I love you and thank you " in the final days of her one-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Read More »

Allardyce sacked as Everton manager

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While he was in charge, they won 10 Premier League matches, lost six and drew eight, finishing with a 3-1 defeat by West Ham on the last day of the season. A statement from Everton made no mention of Silva, instead saying the search for a new manager would commence immediately as well as thanking Allardyce for his work. Read More »

Pirates' Marte leaves due to side injury

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Santiago has made two starts this season. The Pirates' Adam Frazier beats the tag by White Sox catcher Welington Castillo to score from first on a double off the center field wall by Gregory Polanco during the sixth inning Tuesday in Pittsburgh . Read More »

Graves: Current formats not attracting audiences

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This is 20 balls fewer than a Twenty20 (T20) match. The plans for the new 100 ball cricket format will go ahead according to European Central Bank chairman Colin Graves , as younger people "are not attracted to cricket", report ESPN . Read More »