Sports Chris Paul informs Clippers he'll opt out of contract
Author: 0 Chris Paul informs Clippers he'll opt out of contract

This gives Los Angeles the advantage to maintain their core. This further fuels speculation that Paul will play alongside LeBron James, as the pair's friendship has led to huge speculation that they may join forces at some point. Rushmore of National Basketball Association cities. At 32 years old, Paul averaged 18.1 points, 9.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 three-pointers while shooting 41.1 percent from deep in 61 appearances this season.

Sports Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers
Author: 0 Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers

Stepan , a second-round pick in the 2008 draft, scored a hat trick in his National Hockey League debut and went on to record 50 points or more in five of his seven National Hockey League seasons, totaling 360 points in 515 regular season games.

Sports Manchester United cleared of wrongdoing over £89m Paul Pogba transfer
Author: 0 Manchester United cleared of wrongdoing over £89m Paul Pogba transfer

Last month Federation Internationale de Football Association asked United and Juventus for extra information about the deal after reports emerged that agent Mino Raiola made £41m from the transfer. We can not comment further as proceedings are ongoing. Raiola has denied any wrongdoing in the deal but did tell the Financial Times (£) past year that " Juventus was not the only owner of the player's rights".

Sports 76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft
Author: 0 76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

Who will they pick? Colangelo and the Sixers obviously coveted Fultz , prior to orchestrating a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics Monday to acquire the No. "And how is he gonna say something when he didn't watch me play?" As is customary, numerous reporters, generally led early on by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, tweeted out upcoming selections well ahead of when they were announced on stage.

Author: 0 Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

LeBron James also is among the stars eligible to be a free agent next summer. "There's just a renewed energy around here", Pelinka said . "That's fine. He's got the size and vision to see past most guards and he's a strong rebounder as well , enabling him to kick start fast breaks on his own. He and his family have their own apparel company.

Sports Afghanistan and Ireland officially inducted into world cricket body
Author: 0 Afghanistan and Ireland officially inducted into world cricket body

Speaking at The Oval following the historic decision, Deutrom was quick to bring up Clarke's promise, made at the beginning of 2014. Cricketing legends past and present have applauded the International Cricket Council's announcement that Afghanistan and Ireland have been elevated to the ranks of Test-playing nations.

Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

The big news arrives after days of rumors with speculation that the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, or Los Angeles Lakers might be frontrunners to acquire Butler. The versatile wing was the do-it-all guy for Chicago's offense, and while he clashed with head coach Fred Hoiberg from time to time, it was evident the Bulls were a lottery team at-best without Butler on the floor.

Sports Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal
Author: 0 Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

As Jackson finished his lone season in Durham, it appeared he was just beginning to find his game. He was mostly a role player during his only season at Duke, but Jackson won the 2016 McDonald's All-American game co-MVP and also claimed the McDonald's All-American dunk contest title.

Sports Hunt for head coach: BCCI extends timeline till July 9
Author: 0 Hunt for head coach: BCCI extends timeline till July 9

Along with Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S Laxman, the other two members of the CAC, tried their best to help solve the impasse between Kumble and Kohli during the ICC Champions Trophy but a thaw could not be ensured. "I am amazed after his resignation", Wadekar said. "Jumbo is a real gem". The man who has taken Afghanistan cricket to great heights as coach over the previous year, feels that the BCCI should not only try to be professional, but should also treat the candidates who have ...

Author: 0 Kunitz, Fleury left unprotected in National Hockey League expansion draft

Knights GM George McPhee has undoubtedly agreed to some deals prior to the revealing of which players were included on the protection lists, otherwise the Anaheim Ducks would not have left defenseman Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson exposed, and the New York Islanders would not have left all but three of their forwards open to being picked.

Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

FERNANDO SANTOS DEFENDED Cristiano Ronaldo's right to give the media the brush off once again after the Real Madrid star grabbed the only goal as Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0 on Wednesday. Following the development, there's been speculations from many quarters that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor could make a return to former club Manchester United or make a move to French side, Paris Saint-Germain.

Sports Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz
Author: 0 Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Ortiz paid a visit to Gate C34 Friday, where JetBlue unveiled their redesigned gate in honor of the Red Sox legend. I grew up with him as a member of the Red Sox for most of my life. Noting that he's watched Ortiz work both on and off the field, Walsh said, "He has a heart as big as our city". Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Wade Boggs and Jim Rice joined Ortiz on the field before the game, along with family members of the other players whose numbers have already been ...

Sports McLaren set for double Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid penalty
Author: 0 McLaren set for double Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid penalty

Failure after failure of the Honda engine has plagued the Woking based squad this season, but the Japanese manufacturer have finally produced a counter measure that they hope will resolve their ongoing dilemma. News of the penalties was first revealed by Vandoorne who told reporters: "We already have some penalties to start the weekend, which is not ideal but this is the situation we are in".

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

Jun 22, 2017; Brooklyn , NY, USA; NBA prospects pose for a group photo with NBA commissioner Adam Silver before the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. "Michael Jordan is the GOAT", Monk said. The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the National Basketball Association draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick.

Author: 0 Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

It was the second straight year the Celtics have chosen third overall. Was Ainge angry? You bet he was angry! With max cap space to target Gordon Hayward in free agency, Ainge was content to hold on to his key young pieces rather than team up the likes of Isaiah Thomas and Butler.

Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

He was returned to the United States last week suffering brain damage and died Monday. Mr Warmbier's death heightened tensions between the two countries, already at loggerheads over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. "Although we had no reason at all to show mercy to such a criminal of the enemy state, we provided him with medical treatments and care with all sincerity on humanitarian basis until his return to the USA, considering that his health got worse", the spokesman said.

Author: 0 De Boer in pole for Palace job

Palace will reportedly back De Boer , 47, in the transfer market but will work on a reduced budget this summer after investing heavily in recent years - the 112 times capped former Dutch global is prepared to look at the current Eagles squad, allowing them to impress, or not, before moving into the transfer market anyway.

Sports Top NHL draft prospect makes ceremonial pitch at Wrigley
Author: 0 Top NHL draft prospect makes ceremonial pitch at Wrigley

In many ways, the New Jersey Devils at No. 1 will determine who the Flyers will get at No. 2. SN: You speak often of having a distinct plan to rebuild the Devils . Of course he gets traded to Pittsburgh a couple of years ago and scores the Cup-winning goal. Patrick and Nico Hischier , a pair of centers, are the consensus top players in the draft.

Author: 0 76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

Fultz also showed that he can play off the ball and create his own shot. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. No worries, for now. But on Thursday night, 60 players were selected during the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and after they were drafted, Twitter went into overdrive and started looking through their old tweets to try and dig up any dirt that they may have posted in the past.

Sports Hurricanes acquire van Riemsdyk from Vegas
Author: 0 Hurricanes acquire van Riemsdyk from Vegas

News out of Vegas ahead of Wednesday night's expansion draft was that it wouldn't take long at all for the Golden Knights, who picked up a bounty of defensemen through their selection process, to start clearing out some of their players. This past season, injuries limited van Riemsdyk to just 58 games put his +/- rating improved by 22 points to +17 as he added five goals and another 11 assists.