Sports Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

Lonzo Ball now wears Big Baller Brand shoes - the brainchild of his father - making him the first player to ever have his own signature shoe before even being drafted. When asked about how LA would welcome one of its own, Walton confidently stated that his experience in public in recent weeks led him to believe the city was already rooting for the younger Ball to succeed.

Author: 0 Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid . The former Benfica player is the latest in a long line of players and coaches accused of evading taxes in Spain after his former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo and current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho also among the accused.

Author: 0 Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Grant Friesz is a Fire Control Technician Third Class with the U.S. Navy and was part of the crew of the ship. (Hitoshi Takano/Kyodo News via AP, File). How the collision occurred is still under investigation, but experts generally agree the Philippine-flagged container ship was likely trying to pass the destroyer from behind when the two collided.

Sports Messi wanted to leave Barcelona last summer?
Author: 0 Messi wanted to leave Barcelona last summer?

Last year, a court in Barcelona found Messi and his father each guilty of three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros (£3.6 million) from 2007-09. According to Spanish news agency EFE , a public prosecutor in Barcelona ruled Messi will pay €252,000 euros ($281,000) instead of serving a 21-month sentence.

Sports Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer into Halle semis
Author: 0 Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer into Halle semis

The world number five, building up to an assault on an possible eighth Wimbledon title next month, will now face Karen Khachanov , who defeated fellow Russian Andrey Rublev 7-6 (10/8), 4-6, 6-3. The 19-year-old Rublev, who received a wild card for the grass-court tournament, will face another Russian in Karen Khachanov in the next round. It was his first win against the world number 56 in three attempts and came without a single break point conceded.

Author: 0 Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russian Federation breathed a sigh of relief after its football team won the opening match of the Confederations Cup and the country demonstrated that one of its most problematic World Cup pitches was fit for worldwide matches. And Samoura said that 480,000 tickets had already been sold - 60 percent of the overall total. He described that number as usual for such a tournament.

Author: 0 Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Panarin will now join a team in Columbus that appears to be on the cusp of something special while Saad rejoins his old team in Chicago. "I think we saw previous year with some of our young players really take that next step, and I think, if anything, you know you have to have a measure of youth in your lineup nowadays".

Author: 0 Max Verstappen ends the session fastest but in the wall in Azerbaijan

Then suddenly I lost the rear and I had like a four-wheel power slide into the barrier. Elsewhere, Daniel Ricciardo was third in the sister Red Bull , with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen fourth. local time , the same time as Sunday's race. While there were countless wide moments during the 90-minute session Jolyon Palmer was the only driver other than Verstappen to suffer a session-ending incident, when he crashed at the tight Turn 8.

Sports US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short
Author: 0 US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short

A three-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Thomas also joined the exclusive "59" club by breaking 60 at the Sony Open, but he may have saved his best for Father's Day weekend and his quest for his first major crown. "You've got to deal with that and it's all new for me". "It was a long phone call for us, it was like two minutes it wasn't much. But I'm looking forward to getting the job done".

Sports Petersburg's Frank Mason III picked by Sacramento Kings in NBA Draft
Author: 0 Petersburg's Frank Mason III picked by Sacramento Kings in NBA Draft

The moved paid off in a major way as Jackson led the Tar Heels to the NCAA championship and then landed with the Sacramento Kings with the No. 15 pick of the NBA Draft at Barclays Center on Thursday night. He averaged 20.9 points and 5.2 assists per game as a senior and finished sixth all-time at Kansas in both points (1,885) and assists (576). Sacramento had a glaring need for a point guard with Darren Collison , Ty Lawson and Langston Galloway all headed to unrestricted free ...

Author: 0 Spurs select Buffs G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft

And to do so, they're actively shopping veteran power forward LaMarcus Aldridge , according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright . In the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors , he averaged around 15 points per game, and was a rare bright spot for the Spurs despite being swept.

Sports It's Jets-Leafs, Laine-Matthews in home opener
Author: 0 It's Jets-Leafs, Laine-Matthews in home opener

The Leafs went 6-11-1 in back-to-back situations last season, partly due to their unsettled backup goaltending in the first half of the year. How many of those names in any other year would have probably won the award? Matthews put up 69 points in 82 games this season, and he led all rookies in points this season to become the top United States rookie goal scorer .

Author: 0 Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans, but we were better. "Of course it's nice but I should have probably had two more". Portugal are on the brink of progressing through to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup , requiring victory over outsiders New Zealand on Saturday to make certain.

Author: 0 Germany Edge Past Australia with 3-2 Win at 2017 Confederations Cup

Chile now top Group B after their 2-0 win over Cameroon in Moscow on Sunday, and both teams lining up in Sochi will been to keep pace with the South American champions. It was not to last. The Australians' enthusiasm was short-lived as Massimo Luongo brought down Germany's Leon Goretzka in the box, and 23-year-old captain Julian Draxler calmly buried the penalty kick to re-establish the lead shortly before halftime.

Sports Boston Celtics Rumor: Knicks Asking For The Moon For Porzingis
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Rumor: Knicks Asking For The Moon For Porzingis

NY has talked to to multiple teams across the National Basketball Association, but the price Phil Jackson's team has given for Porzingis is too high. As for Anthony , Jackson made it clear in April, as he has before, that he would prefer that the 33-year-old scorer waive his no-trade clause and accept an exit.

Author: 0 Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight

After months of speculation the long-rumored boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will take place August 26 in Las Vegas . Both fighters are noted for their ability to sell their fights, and both have exchanged trash talk and more to promote their bouts.

Sports Formula One: French Grand Prix returns in 2018
Author: 0 Formula One: French Grand Prix returns in 2018

Malaysia has announced that this year's race there will be the last due to rising costs and low returns. Carey has also said that he wants he current host nations to feel as though they are the main focus. Singapore's 23-turn, Marina Bay street circuit is seen as one of the most challenging on the calendar and has proved popular with fans. Russian Federation was the fourth round this year but that race moves away from the May Day holiday weekend to an end of September slot instead.

Author: 0 Tapwrit Wins the Belmont Stakes

J Boys Echo ran well in NY and beat a horse called Cloud Computing , who won a nice race three weeks ago for us. "That last sixteenth (of a mile) Tapwrit really dug down deep", Pletcher said. "It looks like the Travers will be the race for the 3-year-olds this year", Bob Baffert, who trained American Pharoah, said Friday morning. The race was held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York .

Sports Oilers GM says Eberle trade tied to Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl
Author: 0 Oilers GM says Eberle trade tied to Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl

The New York Islanders have acquired Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome . Though Eberle has trended downward since a 34-goal, 76-point sophomore campaign and had a goal-less playoff, he's still scored at least 20 goals in each of the last five full seasons - almost doubling Strome's output in the last.