• MLB Draft: Reds take super prospect Hunter Greene with second overall pick
MLB Draft: Reds take super prospect Hunter Greene with second overall pick

A 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed batter, Lewis is a contact hitter with a solid approach at the plate. This is the third time in the last four years that the Twins have selected a high school position player with their first round selection, selecting outfielder Alex Kirilloff in 2016 and infielder Nick Gordon in 2014.

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  • Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup
Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

Spithill was 30 when he won it in 2010. Team New Zealand , the hard-luck loser to Oracle in 2013, gained during a wind shift on leg four of the sixth race and passed Oracle in the matchup of 50-foot foiling catamarans. The US win means the racing could continue beyond today. "We know we can do this", Spithill said. Last Friday, Bridges sai...

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  • Lyon sign Chelsea forward Traore
Lyon sign Chelsea forward Traore

The 21-year-old managed to make just 10 league appearances, scoring twice, during his time at Stamford Bridge though. Chelsea have started to sell as they prepare for a spending spree on Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro and are inserting buy-back clauses into the deals for their departing young starlets.

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  • LaVar Ball makes his first bold prediction for Lonzo's National Basketball Association career
LaVar Ball makes his first bold prediction for Lonzo's National Basketball Association career

LaVar has made splashes all over the media landscape leading up to the draft, declaring his son is already better than Golden State's two-time MVP, Stephen Curry. It was pointed out that the Lakers are putting as much pressure on Ball as they have perhaps placed on any rookie. "I needed somebody that could also make the other players better and als...

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  • Clippers' Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team
Clippers' Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

He was also one of eight players with at least 200 deflections and 100 loose balls recovered, and the only one to do so in fewer than 75 games played. Green's versatility and increased leadership contributed heavily to the Warriors once again being one of the top defensive teams in the league, and will result in the Warriors forward getting over th...

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  • WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym
WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

In recent times, the "WTF" acronym has become more famous for a term that is used frequently among the modern generation, in every step of their life.be it during times of anger or in shock. World Taekwondo is not the first organization that has been forced to change its name thanks to the rise of a more widely-known, less desirable acronym.

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  • Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows
Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows

Johnson even went as far as saying that he wants to have Ball's jersey retired in the rafters some day. "I'll definitely be chasing that". The expectations for Ball are already sky-high. He doesn't need to change. "He'll help improve our culture with the way he plays, the way he passes, his selfless nature, and that's why we took him".

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  • Chile book Portugal, Germany tackle Mexico
Chile book Portugal, Germany tackle Mexico

SOCHI , Russia (AP) - World champion Germany reached the Confederations Cup semifinals on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over a Cameroon side reduced to ten men after further confusion with experimental video replays. "In fact that could have been a quarter-final in the World Cup, such was the level of this game", said Juan Antonio Pizzi . Th...

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  • Sixers clear way to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick
Sixers clear way to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have officially completed a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick in this week's National Basketball Association draft from Boston to Philadelphia. Well, the Celtics had real interest in George past year, diving into serious trade talks with the Pacers to acquire the swing forward at the...

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  • Danny Ainge says Josh Jackson canceled Celtics workout on them
Danny Ainge says Josh Jackson canceled Celtics workout on them

Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson was selected No. 31 overall by the Charlotte Hornets . When Bulls forward Jimmy Butler was shipped from Chicago to Minnesota for a smaller haul than expected, many began to wonder what other teams were involved in trade talks and what they offered.

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  • McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour
McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

McEnroe continued, suggesting Williams could beat some men's players because of her mental fortitude. McEnroe has praised Williams in the past. Nike, Williams' sponsor , launched an ad ad reinforcing this idea after Williams' win. The top four on the men's side are all 30 or over, and none is slowing down the way players did at that age whe...

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  • Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'
Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'

That's great for me because my backdoor slips, he's going to have the ball in the air for me. Guard Ball has experience as he was throwing passes to current Indiana Pacer TJ Leaf, with whom he was a teammate at UCLA last season. Sounds to me like a little humility - as well as some solid work skills and workouts - might be in order before you ...

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  • Houston Rockets: NBA Awards Show on TNT Preview
Houston Rockets: NBA Awards Show on TNT Preview

D'Antoni deserves tons of credit for unlocking Harden's next-level ability as a playmaker. James Harden of the Houston Rockets in the Adidas Harden Vol. Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon . Green held his opponents to the lowest field-goal percentage of the other two nominees of Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gobert .

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  • Supreme Court takes on Colorado case about same-sex couple's wedding cake
Supreme Court takes on Colorado case about same-sex couple's wedding cake

Masterpiece appealed the decision to the Colorado Court of Appeals, which ruled unanimously that it had violated the state's nondiscrimination law. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito joined newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch in his dissent . The court announced it would allow parts of Donald Trump 's 90-day travel ban to go...

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  • Ramirez sharp in Angels' win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected
Ramirez sharp in Angels' win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected

With Parker Bridwell set to face Doug Fister in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 11 runs. With talented and exciting players like Mookie Betts, veteran Hanley Ramirez , and former League MVP Dustin Pedroia , it's no surprise that the Sox are having an excellent season.

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  • 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

Markelle Fultz was once cut from the varsity team in high school and now he is the No. 1 overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft. It was the kind of smart, solid drafting the Kings haven't done enough of in recent seasons. Shortly after being selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the ninth overall pick in Thursday's NBA D...

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  • Rockets' Eric Gordon voted Sixth Man of the Year
Rockets' Eric Gordon voted Sixth Man of the Year

Gordon made just 15 starts, canning 206 of his triples off the bench, the most in a season in the 3-point era (since 1979-80). Gordon had his health in year nine in the National Basketball Association, playing in 75 regular season games for the 2016-17 Rockets.

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  • Oscar Mayer introduces two new vehicles to Wiener Fleet
Oscar Mayer introduces two new vehicles to Wiener Fleet

The Wienermobile first hit the road with its iconic hot dog form in 1936, the design of Oscar Mayer's nephew Carl Mayer. They join the aforementioned Wienermobile , as well as the WienerMini (built from a Mini Cooper) and the WienerRover, a small RC unit that looks like a more delicious version of the one NASA put on Mars and can even travel...

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  • Surgical strikes show India can defend itself
Surgical strikes show India can defend itself

American business schools could study India's implementation of the "complex" Goods and Services Tax ( GST ), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested, ahead of the roll out of the landmark tax reform measure from July 1. A proposed overhaul of H-1B visas - used by thousands of Indian software engineers to work in the United States - has cau...

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  • Federer wins Halle Open tennis title
Federer wins Halle Open tennis title

Apart from that, the youngster has also defeated Federer at the Halle Open past year in the semi-finals which was also his only win against him. However, 21-year-old Khachanov rallied and force two set points which would have taken the match into a decider before Federer , an 18-time Grand Slam victor, closed out the tie-break.

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  • Nadal crushes Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title
Nadal crushes Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

Defeating Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, Nadal , often referred to as the "king of clay ", showed his dominance over the red clay courts of the French Open , also referred to as Roland Garros in Paris . When the moment came to take the microphone and speak to the crowd, Nadal was visibly, and understandably emotional . And I (have) m...

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  • New Zealand sailing team regains America's Cup
New Zealand sailing team regains America's Cup

However, don't count them out yet, at post race press conference, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill was confident about repeating his incredible come-back from 1-8 to 9-8 to win the Cup in San Francisco . "What I can tell you now, as a result of that day, we found some pretty serious structural issues with the daggerboards, because they h...

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  • Nets introduce D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov after trade with Lakers
Nets introduce D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov after trade with Lakers

During Russell's tenure with the Lakers, there were numerous questions about his maturity level, leadership skills, and work ethic. "He has the talent to be an All-Star", Johnson told reporters . "I respect [Johnson] immensely for what he's done on and off the court - that speaks for itself - but really I'm not anxious about that, " general ma...

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  • NBA honours to be presented during league's first awards show
NBA honours to be presented during league's first awards show

Battling for the Sixth Man award are teammates Eric Gordon and Lou Williams of the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala . FILE - In this April 23, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley , rear, and guard James Harden, right, in the fou...

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  • Conor McGregor Gives Dana White Bold Prediction For Floyd Mayweather Fight
Conor McGregor Gives Dana White Bold Prediction For Floyd Mayweather Fight

Broadcast: The fight will be broadcast on Showtime PPV. CONFIRMED! Following reports that Mayweather Promotions had reserved an August 26th date for an unspecified event, the fight has been officially announced. Though oddsmakers make Mayweather a big favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world. Given McGrego...

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  • Nowell scores brace as clinical Lions tame Chiefs
Nowell scores brace as clinical Lions tame Chiefs

It was a great return to form for the Exeter winger after a hard start to the tour. The English winger was threatening with every touch and scored a pair of tries to go with six tackle busts and two line breaks. "It's going to be even tougher now", Rowntree said. "We know we have a few things to tidy up, but we took the legs from them and that ...

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  • Mahela Jayawardene denies rumours linking him to India coach's job
Mahela Jayawardene denies rumours linking him to India coach's job

After the retirement, Jayawardene has been involved with various teams as a coach. Jayawardene's comments come after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose to re-open the application process for the position following Anil Kumble's decision to step down as head coach.

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  • National Basketball Association draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson
National Basketball Association draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson

The Celtics handed over their top pick to the 76ers within the past week. "I can use it as fuel to the fire", said Smith, who set NC State's freshman scoring record and was the school's first top 10 pick since Tom Gugliotta went sixth to Washington in 1992.

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  • Ranieri lands post as new coach of Nantes
Ranieri lands post as new coach of Nantes

Nantes president Waldemar Kita heaped praise on former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri , who opted to take over as coach of the Ligue 1 outfit despite being linked to teams in China and England. In a much-travelled career which has seen him take charge of 15 clubs, the Italian has managed Juventus , Roma and Internazionale as well A...

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  • Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers
Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers

We had heard a number of versions of the trade over the weekend, but on Monday we learned the official details regarding the protections on the future pick that will go to the Celtics. Many around the National Basketball Association believe the Celtics could be gearing up for a big trade that could land them a superstar before they even go into f...

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  • Lions hopeful over Davies fitness for first Test
Lions hopeful over Davies fitness for first Test

Replacements: Hikawera Elliot, Chris Eves, Marcel Renata, Leighton Price, Kara Pryor, Bryn Hall, Ihaia West, Rob Thompson. Has the Irish out-half played his way into contention for the first Test against New Zealand? The Lions struck back quickly through their best-worked try of the tour, when speedy England centre Jamie Joseph was put i...

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  • Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event
Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

But although Murray has still been backed to deliver at Wimbledon , with former world No Greg Rusedski arguing that the defeat by Thompson was "blown out of proportion", the Scot has looked far from his best for much of the season. It's definitely going to be tough match for me, but I've just got to focus on myself. He is also the biggest move...

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  • CWS FINALS: Things to know as LSU, Florida play for title
CWS FINALS: Things to know as LSU, Florida play for title

Against the Tigers, righty Michael Byrne allowed two runs in 1.2 innings of work, and was up and down much of the first half of the season. "Our kids embraced the challenge". He came out for the eighth and got a groundout, but he left after Austen Wade singled. Florida plays LSU at 7 p.m. ET Monday in best-of-three championship series.

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  • Jose Mourinho's dad passes away
Jose Mourinho's dad passes away

Jose Mourinho's father has passed away at the age of 79. Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix made more than 250 appearances as a goalkeeper for Portuguese sides Vitoria and Belenenses, winning one senior cap for Portugal. According to reports from Portugal, the funeral will hold on Thursday, June 29. "The body of Jose Mourinho's father goes to Socorro...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7m tax fraud
Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7m tax fraud

In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecutor's office said Ronaldo had knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights. A Barcelona court found that the Messis had evaded tax on Lionel's image rights , with more than €4m (£3.5m) owed in back payments. However, they did not serve any tim...

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