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Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: India thrash South Africa to reach semi-final

With the pace bowlers too keeping it tight, they were able to create vast pressure on the South African batsmen and that led to three run outs, including crucial ones of skipper AB de Villiers and David Miller , to smart fielding. India chased down the target in 38 overs with eight wickets to spare. Dhawan sent a More Morkel delivery over the same boundary in the next over before a Phehlukwayo misfield allowed the Indian opener to add another four runs.

Author: 0 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

But right now, the only things that have actually happened for the Lakers is that aforementioned trade and the drafting of Ball, who becomes the pillar of this franchise until further notice. LaVar Ball just can't stop making bold claims on national television. There will be a strong Australian flavour to the 76ers with 21-year-old Jonah Bolden drafted at No.36 to play alongside last year's No.1 overall pick Ben Simmons .

Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

Instead, the Bulls gambled by trading away one of the league's best two-way players and their most successful draft pick in recent memory. Testing Dwyane Wade's patience with a rebuilding project. The Bulls sold Butler at 50 cents on the dollar, but they had to do it. Keeping him around without hope of building a contender did not make any sense.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just fine with the current system. Fultz also has the quickness and length - he has a 6-foot-10 wingspan - to be an excellent defender. Three out of four of those picks are still on the team, with one ( Jahlil Okafor ) possibly on his way out this offseason.

Author: 0 Who will join the Vegas Golden Knights?

Among those left unprotected are David Perron, Dmitrij Jaskin, Kyle Brodziak, Magnus Paajarvi, Jori Lehtera, defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, and goaltender Carter Hutton. Those deals won't be formally revealed until Wednesday. As a result, teams interested in a particular pending UFA could ask Vegas to sign that player, then trade him to them at a later date.

Sport Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?

Crosby to McGuire: "We knew it was going to be tough all year, but we just tried to keep with it". Matt Murray has gone into the Stanley Cup record books. He took over for the injured Marc-Andre Fleury a year ago and led the Penguins all the way to the championship. NBC says the finals grew 19% to average a Nielsen 4.679 million overall TV viewers.

Sport Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades
Author: 0 Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

He played in parts of five seasons with the Swift Current Broncos and the Kootenay Ice, playing a total of 238 games collecting 118 goals and 121 assists. "That's down the road obviously, but we are hoping we're a competitive team". He is definitely going to be trading some of these players for more assets, but at what point would he have been better off just taking guys from the exposed list and not taking side deals? On top of that, McPhee added seven extra players and 13 draft picks through ...

Sport Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title
Author: 0 Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title

Halep advanced to the final with a similarly gritty 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova to reach her second French Open final. If Pliskova beats Halep she jumps to World number one ahead of Serena Williams and current World number one Angelique Kerber. But after each player held serve for the next two games, Pliskova was able to come back in the match with a break of her own to cut Halep's lead to 4-3.

Author: 0 Ostapenko believes 'anything is possible' after French Open win

The unseeded Ostapenko, 20, downed Romanian third seed Simona Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the final, hitting a staggering 54 winners and taking her tournament tally to 299. Ostapenko won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. But it was not until the closing moments of her win over third seed Halep, the 2014 runner-up, that the Latvian contemplated winning the title.

Author: 0 AC Milan still interested in Manchester United target Morata

Real Madrid are said to want somewhere in between €70-90m for Morata, depending on the report , yet the player appears to prefer, above all, a stay at the Bernabeú. Despite Morata managing 19 La Liga starts last term he still managed to find the net 15 times. The latter is widely expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after being restricted to a back-up role.

Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

Markkanen provides an instant upgrade to the Bulls three-point shooting as he shot 42.3% from beyond the arc at Arizona while the Bulls ranked 28th in the National Basketball Association with just 7.6 three-pointers per game. This time marked a tipping point for the Bulls , who faced an urgency to trade Butler if they wanted to get anywhere near full return value as he has two more years of team control on his contract.

Author: 0 Joe Schmidt believes O'Mahony can lead by example in pressure Test

As has full-back Leigh Halfpenny , who only makes the bench for the weekend's opening clash, as Gatland looks to win the physical battle in Auckland , rather than going on the offensive, with conditions set to favour the tourists. The build-up to the Test has been filled with taunts such as Hansen was " worried ", the All Blacks cheated, the Lions are too predictable and that Hansen had inside knowledge of what was going on in the Lions camp.

Author: 0 Management Team Suing Nate Diaz for More than $1 Million

The agency, which apparently worked for Diaz starting back in 2014, had been a big piece of Diaz's negotiations for the infamous second fight with McGregor last August, and reportedly got axed a mere few weeks before Diaz's big payday. Diaz allegedly fired the management group after the deal had been made, just before the rematch with Mystic Mac. The Ballengee Group brought him to the show and he left them at the altar.

Sport NBA Rumors Mill: The Clippers poll the market value of DeAndre Jordán
Author: 0 NBA Rumors Mill: The Clippers poll the market value of DeAndre Jordán

But the Suns were not interested in that offer. Of if the team is able to re-sign CP3 and Griffin, they could pursue LeBron James or Paul George in free agency, thus making Jordan expendable. Could the Blazers and Clippers work out a deal where draft picks are used to trade for Jordan? The Clippers want in so they have an additional asset for the future, a young player they would most likely assign to their Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario team, which will play in the NBA's Gatorade League.

Author: 0 Magic draft Florida State's Isaac with sixth overall pick

Isaac, a native of New York City, but a product of IMG Academy in Bradenton, was pleased to be selected by the Magic. "Maybe I would have loved to be drafted by a NY team so I could come home, but it is kind of home for me". "I've definitely got to get stronger", he said following his selection. Isaac, considered a player with the highest ceiling in the draft, averaged 12 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range in a ...

Sport Sacramento selects Kentucky's Fox with fifth pick
Author: 0 Sacramento selects Kentucky's Fox with fifth pick

The first two picks of the NBA Draft are largely agreed upon by most mock drafts. "We're building something here special and you can't do that overnight, in a month or in a year", Divac said. "I'm going to beat him", Monk said with a laugh. The Kings need plenty of help after going 32-50 in coach Dave Joerger's first season. "Try to be a solid point guard your first few years in the league and they feel like I can be an All-Star and they have the utmost confidence in me".

Sport Giorgi upsets Svitolina at Birmingham
Author: 0 Giorgi upsets Svitolina at Birmingham

Giorgi more than doubled the fifth-ranked Ukrainian's victor output, pounding 34 winners to 16 for Svitolina. "Today was a good match", Giorgi said afterward. "I was not there at the ball all the time". I play my game, of course with a few small adjustments. "I was all over the court". "Point being that I think I actually played two good matches here".

Author: 0 Two more wins for Team NZ

Team New Zealand needs four wins, Oracle TeamUSA seven. Ahead of the resumption of sailing, Burling warned his New Zealand teammates against underestimating their rivals. “Today I thought we got off the line pretty well, but they were pretty impressive accelerating. "To do that you've got to win eight races". The always-crafty Kiwis are using a “cyclor” grinding system.

Sport Germany vs Australia 19 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions
Author: 0 Germany vs Australia 19 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions

The praise arrived before the night flight from Sochi to Kazan where Joachim Loew's team arrived Tuesday with two days to prepare for the next, more hard, task against Copa America champions Chile . Although Leon Goretzka extended the German lead three minutes into the second half, another blunder by Leno ensured it was a nervy conclusion to the game in the Black Sea resort.

Sport The Knicks Are Playing a Dangerous Game With Kristaps Porzingis
Author: 0 The Knicks Are Playing a Dangerous Game With Kristaps Porzingis

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo's The Vertical reports that the Celtics are among several teams so far unwilling to meet the Knicks' price. Widely regarded as the centerpiece of the Knicks' future, Porzingis, in any trade , would bring the Knicks multiple assets, with Jackson hypothetically referring to "two starters and a draft pick or something even beyond that".

Sport BCCI, ICC agree over new financial model
Author: 0 BCCI, ICC agree over new financial model

Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman, has fulfilled his promise of the governing body adopting a new constitution. During the April round of meeting, the ICC Board had already voted 8-2 (Full Members) in favour of carrying out various changes to the governance structure.

Sport English FA ends deals with betting firm
Author: 0 English FA ends deals with betting firm

With the FA's announcement of the Ladbrokes deal termination, it seems further questions will be raised about the impact of Barton's case on the FA's decision. Driven by FA chairman Greg Clarke , the decision was reached after a three-month review of the governing body's links to the betting industry. He added that the company would continue to work with the FA "to ensure the integrity and trust of the sport is maintained".

Sport Focus shifts to Virat Kohli's batting skills after turbulent week
Author: 0 Focus shifts to Virat Kohli's batting skills after turbulent week

Bowling Line Up: As we said, it's a batting pitch to score huge runs can be maintained by any opposite team. The pacer has not played any official ODI since the 2015 World Cup semi-final post which he had multiple surgeries and played a few Test matches only.Shami will be keen to regain his place in the ODI XI and West Indies gives him a proper chance to do so.

Sport Ireland, Afghanistan handed Test status
Author: 0 Ireland, Afghanistan handed Test status

Neither Ireland nor Afghanistan have a set date for their inaugural Tests and one option is a meeting between the pair in 2018. "We can now look forward to some great days ahead as Ireland takes on the top Test cricket playing nations in the world", Varadkar said.