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NHL Draft Preview: Mock Draft NHL Draft Preview: Mock Draft
- June 27, 2017

He was a member of the Colorado Avalanche when that franchise moved to a new market in 1995-96, the Carolina Hurricanes when that franchise moved to a new market in 1997-98 and the Minnesota Wild when that franchise joined the National Hockey League as an expansion team in 2000-01; he was claimed in that expansion draft. (more...)
McGregor vs Mayweather Set To Officially Fight August 26 McGregor vs Mayweather Set To Officially Fight August 26
- June 27, 2017

The much-hyped Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight has been scheduled for August 26 in Las Vegas , according to two people familiar with the negotiations . The superfight with McGregor is expected to draw record revenues, likely to compete with the over $600 million that Mayweather's superfight with Manny Pacquiao was able to pull in. (more...)
Ball brothers guest at WWE Raw, LaVar steals show
- June 27, 2017

If you think about it, LaVar and the WWE were made for each other. This would give Ball's Big Baller Brand more exposure. Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that he is in talks with WWE to make that appearance, citing sources that "things are looking good". (more...)
Mike D'Antoni wins 2017 NBA Coach of the Year award Mike D'Antoni wins 2017 NBA Coach of the Year award
- June 27, 2017

Popovich is nearly always a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year. Brogdon had averages of 10.2 points and 4.2 assists this past season - the lowest of any victor - but became the second player in Bucks franchise history to win the honor, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-70). (more...)
Lonzo Ball could appear on WWE RAW Lonzo Ball could appear on WWE RAW
- June 27, 2017

Say what you want about LaVar and his tactics, but getting the Big Baller Brand out there on a highly watched weekly television show feels like ideal marketing. But it was much easier to watch than that time LaVar joked about hitting Lonzo with a belt . LaVar was his usual outlandish self from the moment he made his entrance and it never let up. (more...)
Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one
- June 27, 2017

Reigning two-time MVP Stephen Curry set the then-single regular season record for most 3-pointers made in a year. Utah's Rudy Gobert was the other finalist during Monday night's NBA Awards show. "I think it's an example for guys that are told they are too short, they are not athletic enough, they are not real point guards, they are not real shooting guards", Brogdon said. (more...)
FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final
- June 27, 2017

Santos withdrew Ronaldo on 67 minutes with the semi-finals in mind, and his replacement Nani almost struck within moments of his introduction only for Stefanovic to brilliantly tip behind his deflected shot. Andre Silva scored the third goal 10 minutes before the final whistle, while Nani piled on with a score in stoppage time. Bernardo Silva struck three minutes later, but New Zealand nearly pulled a goal back on the hour when Tom Doyle's ball across the face of goal saw Portugal ... (more...)
Ronaldo's tax fraud case to be heard on July 31 Ronaldo's tax fraud case to be heard on July 31
- June 27, 2017

The funds raised from the superstar's exit could then see Real land other potential big-name targets, such as Kylian Mbappe and Paulo Dybala. But it seems the Real Madrid president has set the ball rolling to make sure that Ronaldo continues at the Bernabeu next season. (more...)
Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final — FIFA Confederations Cup
- June 27, 2017

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez believes his side's work ethic has paid off following their qualification for the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup . Portugal coach Santos said at a press conference: "I will analyse the opponents and prepare the game regardless of who we will play". "We started the game really well, and were the stronger of the two teams". (more...)
Lions coach Gatland rails at New Zealand 'blocking' Lions coach Gatland rails at New Zealand 'blocking'
- June 27, 2017

A brutal forward pack assault silenced the Maori All Blacks and handed the British and Irish Lions a vital, morale-boosting 32-10 victory. "It's something he did on the Australia tour in 2013". Farrell believes they were unfairly caught offside against the Highlanders last Tuesday, and expects the officials to review the tour matches before the series opener in Auckland on Saturday. (more...)
Head Coach Luke Walton Wants LaVar Ball to Slow Down
- June 27, 2017

Lonzo Ball turns 20 in October, and the expectations don't seem almost that mature. LaVar Ball never has shied away from his bold proclamations. The Phillies were on the road, playing in that game against Arizona, sparing No. "I think when this really came into focus for us was, we knew the talent was transcendent. There's clearly a gift, with what he's been blessed with". (more...)
Koepka enjoys 'amazing' US Open win Koepka enjoys 'amazing' US Open win
- June 27, 2017

Fleetwood was joint leader at the half-way stage and had finished the third round only one off the lead, but his final round was not good enough to beat Brooks Koepka , who took his first major victory with a score which equalled the US Open record. (more...)
Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup
- June 27, 2017

The Kiwis need one more win to humble Ellison's squad and reclaim the oldest trophy in global sports for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, which held it from 1995-2003. Is the Oracle Team USA comeback on or does Team New Zealand still have the faster boat? "We came out of a good battle today and managed to take another win but we feel we have plenty more to come". (more...)
NBA Awards show: Mike D'Antoni wins NBA Coach of the Year NBA Awards show: Mike D'Antoni wins NBA Coach of the Year
- June 27, 2017

Grabbing 68 of 100 first-place votes, D'Antoni tallied 400 total points, sprinting away from Miami's Erik Spoelstra (153 points) and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (115), as they finished second and third. The Rockets won 41 games during the 2015-16 season and looked likely to finish among the bottom half of playoff teams this season. He won it in his first full year as a head coach for the Phoenix Suns in 2004-2005. (more...)
National Basketball Association honors to be presented during league's first awards show National Basketball Association honors to be presented during league's first awards show
- June 27, 2017

The coach of the Rockets, Mike D'Antoni, is a candidate for the Coach of the Year . The Houston Rockets, under a new coaching staff, made significant strides and utilized James Harden as a point guard. Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs in the Air Jordan XXXI. LeBron, meanwhile, was not even nominated for the MVP despite being the best player on the planet, but at least he was able to vent his frustration over the snub by pelting small children with water balloons . (more...)
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott gets naked for cover of ESPN's 'Body Issue' Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott gets naked for cover of ESPN's 'Body Issue'
- June 27, 2017

Kirstie Ennis. "My abs get a lot of attention", Elliott told ESPN . "I feel like if I lose my abs, I lose some mojo, so I've gotta make sure I stay right". The ninth annual Body Issue will feature 23 athletes, including track and field Olympian Novlene Williams-Mills of Jamaica. Celtics star Isaiah Thomas , Cubs second baseman Javier Baez , and Sharks teammates Brent Burns and Joe Thornton will also appear in the issue. (more...)
Brilliant Rafael Nadal wins French Open title Brilliant Rafael Nadal wins French Open title
- June 27, 2017

Thank you to the organisers, the other players, to all the people that make this tournament possible. Nadal added his name to the history books after defeating Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in Paris in two hours and five minutes to win his tenth French Open title. (more...)
Markelle Fultz gives 76ers a dynamic backcourt Markelle Fultz gives 76ers a dynamic backcourt
- June 27, 2017

A record 16 freshman were selected in the first round. Phoenix selected versatile forward Josh Jackson from Kansas with the fourth choice before ultra-quick point guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky was snapped up by the Sacramento Kings. "He's the best player coming out of the draft, hands down, period!" said Gary King of North Philadelphia. The plaza outside Barclays Center is decorated in green and blue - as in Celtics green and 76ers blue. (more...)
Federer and Nadal primed for dream Wimbledon final reprise Federer and Nadal primed for dream Wimbledon final reprise
- June 27, 2017

I'm a big fan of the Heritage t-shirt for practice and the red inner on the Vapors is very cool. The Wimbledon seedings, to be confirmed on Wednesday, and Friday's draw will determine whether the titans could meet on Centre Court in the final of the tournament, which runs from July 3 to 16, for the first time since that tussle. (more...)
Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban
- June 27, 2017

She said: "For the last two years, the march overlapped with Ramadan". It is unclear how many people were taken into police custody but early reports suggest as many as 22. Also in the spotlight this year was resistance to what LGBT activists see as new pressure on gay rights under the Trump administration. On Friday, organizers apologized and said the officers are welcome to march. (more...)