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Celtics select Duke's Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

Celtics select Duke's Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft It's complicated, so we'll move on. "I look at it as a great opportunity", Tatum said. "We feel like it's a jump-start for us". Tatum wound up having two sessions with the Celtics. He is also one of the league's top defenders, an absolute necessity for a young team that finished 26th in the league in defensive efficiency last season. [Full Article...]

Diego Costa Talks with Atleti, Robert Lewandowski Rumours

Diego Costa Talks with Atleti, Robert Lewandowski Rumours Costa was allegedly stunned when Blues boss Antonio Conte ditched him by text message at the start of June. This was seemingly the final nail in the coffin for Costa's Chelsea career and he is now looking to head back to the club that he left three years ago. [Full Article...]

New pay offer rejected by Australia players' Association

New pay offer rejected by Australia players' Association Before the Bangladesh tour, CA is desperate to resolve the dispute, which threats to push Australian cricket to turmoil. "They have also issued "contract offers" directly to individual players for their signature; bypassing the ACA", the association said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Manchester United boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Manchester United boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain Mourinho, 63, is yet to comment on the accusation. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United previous year. The Argentinian, who now plays for Par... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft

Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft By Thursday night, they were all in on falling into the tank, sending Jimmy Butler to Minnesota and acquiring a new backcourt in Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine , as well as swapping draft picks. 13 pick in 2014. In Chicago, fans were flummoxed, including the guy who quipped that he's "moving to Minnesota" and referred to "Mr. Butler" in his reaction . [Full Article...]

LA trying to get additional first-round pick

The NBA Draft is a glorious times where reporters and fans come up with hot takes and extreme analysis, nitpicking their way to find out who will be the best player when it is time for the season to start. "I want to stay home". Not only are they the overwhelming favorites to sign him in free agency, but they have the necessary assets to get a trade done and have George for next season, especial... [Full Article...]

Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers

Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the two sides had been discussing this trade last week before the roster freeze went into effect for the expansion draft of the Vegas Golden Knights. "In addition, if Stepan does get dealt, the return should be for players with a much lower cap hit, enabling NY to be aggressive in free agency, see Shattenkirk, Kevin". [Full Article...]

Blake Griffin Opts Out Of Contract With The Clippers

Blake Griffin Opts Out Of Contract With The Clippers The Vertical reported the news on Griffin , who opted out of his $21.3 million option for next season in order to become an unrestricted free agent . The move was expected, and gives Griffin the chance to either pursue a deal elsewhere - or, of course, re-sign with the Clippers for more years. Griffin was the No. [Full Article...]

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft Under the 1995 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Basketball Association operates a rookie salary structure whereby first-year players sign four-year deals, with the first two years guaranteed and the final two optional. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. LaVar Ball had said his son would only pla... [Full Article...]

NBA Draft: LaVar Ball guarantees Lonzo takes Lakers to the playoffs

I'll have another hat on to say 'I told you so'". As a reminder, the Lakers only won 26 games a season ago, and they're coming off the four worst seasons since the franchise moved to Los Angeles. Nothing is certain, but barring an unforeseen, unfortunate turn of events, Ball has little chance of falling to the No. 8 pick and into the clutches of Phil Jackson, the president of Team Triangle, al... [Full Article...]

Boston Red Sox Set to Retire David Ortiz's Number

Boston Red Sox Set to Retire David Ortiz's Number The Red Sox are scheduled to retire his No. 34 on Friday. Ahead of the Boston Red Sox retiring David Ortiz's No. 34 at Fenway Park, "Big Papi" had to make a pitstop at Boston's Logan International Airport. "In one of the darkest moments of the city, he was somebody that lifted us right up, " Walsh said, right before a pair of school buses drove by, with students hanging out the window and ye... [Full Article...]

NBA Draft Day Fail: Does Markelle Fultz Know Who He's Playing For?

To reel in the final piece of that core , all the Wolves had to do was move down nine spots and relinquish a decent two-guard coming off an ACL tear, plus a second-year point guard who really struggled as a rookie. The selection comes after the Celtics traded the top pick to Philadelphia earlier in the week for the No. 3 pick, plus a first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid . El Confidencial reported that Di Maria circumvented the taxman by transferring his image rights to Panama based offshore company Sunpex Corporation Inc. [Full Article...]

Trump proposes to build Mexico wall with solar panels

The president joked, "This way, Mexico will have to pay much less money, and that's good". "And I'll give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet", Trump teased. I mean actually think of it, the higher it goes the more valuable it is . The cost of electricity generated from solar PV is now nearly a quarter of what it was in 2009 and is set to drop another 66 per cent by 2040, according ... [Full Article...]

Iran-made drone downed in Syria

On Sunday, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country's conflict south of Raqqa , sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. The competition between the Syrian forces and US -backed rebels has increased in the desert region since IS extremists abandoned large swathes of the territory as they moved to defend Raqqa and Dei... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is now a done deal

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is now a done deal The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor . However, there are some who are excited about the fight and have praised McGregor for visualising and achieving all the dreams he has set out for, having only joined the UFC in 2013. [Full Article...]

Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Turns out he was just getting started. According to reports, the Blackhawks will also get goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth round pick in the 2018 draft in the swap. But the departure of Hjalmarsson and Panarin creates two more holes that need to be filled. The 25-year-old was named to the All-NHL second team (alongside the likes of Sidney Crosby) at the league's awards show earlier this... [Full Article...]

National Hockey League announces 2017-18 regular-season schedule

National Hockey League announces 2017-18 regular-season schedule The NHL announced the home openers for all 31 clubs for the 2017-18 regular season on Wednesday. The Stanley Cup finalist Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators get another look at each other October 7 in the 2017-18 schedule released by the league on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards He already knew he would win the Art Ross Trophy as the National Hockey League scoring champion. McDavid is very private about his dating life, and his girlfriend is no different, so there are no details on what Lauren Kyle's age is. Though they lost to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the second round, odds-makers in Vegas already have the Oilers as 12-1 favourites - behind only the Penguins - to... [Full Article...]

LaVar Ball celebrates after Lonzo Ball selected by Lakers

LaVar Ball celebrates after Lonzo Ball selected by Lakers Not everyone was thrilled with LaVar Ball's interview after his son was drafted, including the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid . That spot can quickly be filled with the second overall pick in the draft. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "Once he figured out I had a chance to go there, he started showing more love and everything like that". [Full Article...]


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