• Kevin Durant isn't impressed with new Sixers nickname
Kevin Durant isn't impressed with new Sixers nickname

An extension of Embiid would give the Sixers a young core including Saric, Ben Simmons , Markelle Fultz - whom they selected with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft - and Jahlil Okafor. While there are other basketball leagues around the world, it's important to remember that NBA economics are vastly different than the overseas game, as the hi...

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  • Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff
Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

After losing the lead on the back nine and finishing 18 holes tied with Daniel Berger , Spieth found the ideal way to send home the massive gallery surrounding the 18th green - a birdie chip-in from the sand trap on the first playoff hole.

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  • Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff

Berger was trying to come from behind for the second time in three weeks, winning the St. Jude's Classic two weeks ago in Memphis, Tennessee. Berger said: "It's just Jordan doing Jordan things". "What a tremendous last four holes, finishing holes, where you can get the crowd super involved with an amphitheater setting", Spieth said. With the ...

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  • Henry Onyekuru Reportedly Close to Everton Move
Henry Onyekuru Reportedly Close to Everton Move

Arsenal were the leading the chase for the Nigerian star, but later backed out as coach Arsene Wenger insisted he wanted to continue monitoring the 20-year old. However, there has been a delay in completing the transfer because of his involvement with Spain's Under-21s at the European Championship. Onyekuru is the Toffees' third signing of the...

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  • Poor English may have caused bungee-jumping death
Poor English may have caused bungee-jumping death

A bungee jump instructor has been found guilty of accidental homicide after a teenage Dutch girl misunderstood his “terrible English” and leapt to her death before the rope was attached was a secure point. Martijn Klom , who runs the bungee jumping company in question, called the death an accident. Also, the bridge where the accident occurred sho...

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  • Taylor Swift congratulates Russell Westbrook on NBA Awards win
Taylor Swift congratulates Russell Westbrook on NBA Awards win

Indeed, if you ask me who had a genuine impact and who was more impressive, the answer would have to be split between the two. "Oscar, guys like him, Magic Johnson, those guys, obviously I wasn't able to see those guys play, but just to look back at history and see the things that they did, it's something that I looked up to as a kid", Westbrook ...

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  • Manny Pacquiao serves up a damning verdict on Mayweather v McGregor
Manny Pacquiao serves up a damning verdict on Mayweather v McGregor

In fact, he says there is a chance that it will be "very boring". 'There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd. He signalled his intentions of taking on the boxing great when he obtained a professional boxing license in the state of California in November, last year.

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  • Vidal says 'smart ass' Ronaldo 'does not exist' to him
Vidal says 'smart ass' Ronaldo 'does not exist' to him

Chile secured its semifinal berth with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Australia on Sunday, and the team will have only two days of rest before facing Portugal on Wednesday in Kazan. Do you think Ronaldo will prove Vidal wrong on Wednesday? It must get past Oceania rival Solomon Islands in September to play South America's fifth-place team in No...

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

Green was runner-up for the award in both of the past two seasons. Green also had the first triple-double in league history that came without points - on February 10, Green recorded 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against the Memphis Grizzlies while scoring just four points for the game.

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  • Joel Embiid and Dario Saric named to NBA All-Rookie First Team
Joel Embiid and Dario Saric named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

Brogdon, who was a second-round pick, led all rookies in assists (4.2 per game) and steals (1.12) and averaged 10.2 points per contest. He recorded the first rookie triple-double in Bucks' history, and the only one by a rookie during the 2016-17 season, when he scored 15 points with 12 assists and 11 rebounds at Chicago on December 31.

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  • Drake takes Beautiful Nigerian Reporter, Onwude as date to the NBA Awards
Drake takes Beautiful Nigerian Reporter, Onwude as date to the NBA Awards

Last night's NBA Awards recruited A-list entertainment to kick off the show: Drake and Will Ferrell starred in a sketch that cast the rapper and comedian as "handshake specialists" for the NBA . Who is Rosalyn Gold-Onwude? It's hard to say if the feelings are mutual, but we'd ship it! Drake and 19-year-old Jorja were spotted buying can...

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  • Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

The native of Ontario scored 30 goals while adding 70 assists, which led the league and led Edmonton to its first appearance in the playoffs in the past 11 years. "I definitely don't consider him a rival", McDavid said before that first meeting. Among the forwards defensive ("Selke Trofi") said of the player "Boston" Patrice Bergeron .

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers tinker with pass coverage in minicamp
Pittsburgh Steelers tinker with pass coverage in minicamp

The most recent matchup was a 36-17 beatdown that sent the Patriots to another Super Bowl and the Steelers packing. On Thursday, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler asked Shazier whether the Steelers had a "Patriots problem", to which Shazier replied, " The NFL has a Patriots problem ".

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  • Rockets Mike D'Antoni Named NBA Coach Of The Year
Rockets Mike D'Antoni Named NBA Coach Of The Year

Goldberg Coach of the Year, an award handed out by the NBA coaches association. The Rockets had a chance for a big night on Monday at the first NBA Awards show, with James Harden a finalist for MVP and Mike D'Antoni a finalist for Coach of the Year.

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  • Liverpool handed transfer boost, but still £20m short of £70m price-tag
Liverpool handed transfer boost, but still £20m short of £70m price-tag

Liverpool have a bumper transfer kitty this summer and are ready to spend it, but they will not go that high for Keita and a deal looks highly unlikely unless they can negotiate the price down by a significant margin. Liverpool are also keeping tabs on Keita's Leipzig teammate Timo Werner, after his goals fired the east German side into a secon...

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  • Paulinho reveals Barcelona offer
Paulinho reveals Barcelona offer

But he was proud to discuss an approach from Barca, even though he concedes their interest could leave him with a hard decision to make. I think firstly my wife and I are very happy in China , we like it here and we like the people. Last week, Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said he doubted another club would be willing to pay ...

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  • Magic taking Lonzo under his wing
Magic taking Lonzo under his wing

Lavar Ball has made no secret of the fact that he wanted his son to play in the bright lights of Los Angeles. For now, though, the Lakers will bank on Ball helping revive a franchise that last made the playoffs in 2013. Wearing a custom No. 2 Dodgers jersey, des, Ball appeared comfortable with the attention, telling the crowd over the stadium PA...

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  • Michael Oher Reportedly at Panthers Minicamp, Currently in Concussion Protocol
Michael Oher Reportedly at Panthers Minicamp, Currently in Concussion Protocol

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he hoped to see Newton throw on the side with head trainer Ryan Vermillion, but the team's website now says Rivera "got ahead of himself by one week". And the Michael Oher saga takes another turn. The post was quickly deleted from Instagram. According to in-house reporter Bill Voth, Oher flew from Nashville to...

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  • Napoli fail with opening bid for Liverpool fullback Moreno
Napoli fail with opening bid for Liverpool fullback Moreno

However, the story also claims that Liverpool are not resigned to losing the player this summer and could keep him at the club beyond the summer transfer window . The Reds are looking to offload the Spanish defender and sources in Italy say they have their eyes on his Neapolitan counterpart Faouzi Ghoulam . According to The Telegraph: "the ...

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  • Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup
Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup

We've all got the same understanding of what we want to achieve and we are all on the same page. "That was important", Spithill said. "Four years ago it was a miracle", said Franck Cammas, skipper of vanquished challenger Groupama Team France.

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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

Garcia-Navarro: You really think at 60, you could possibly beat Serena Williams? While asking about McEnroe's latest memoir , Garcia-Navarro noted, "You say she [Williams] is the best female player in the world in the book". When asked to qualify his comments McEnroe explained where he thought Williams would stand on the men's circuit. "No, ...

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  • AC Milan coach pays visit to Donnarumma's father
AC Milan coach pays visit to Donnarumma's father

With a year remaining, Milan were desperate to tie down their prize asset to a new and improved contract, and are said to have offered the 18 year-old a €4.5 million-per-year deal, with bonuses also coming into play. The agent of Atalanta full-back Andrea Conti says a transfer to AC Milan is starting to take shape after he met with officials fr...

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  • In Need of Bullpen Help, Nationals Pursuing K-Rod
In Need of Bullpen Help, Nationals Pursuing K-Rod

They never ask my opinion. There is a reason the Detroit Tigers cut K-Rod loose a few days ago. Detroit's bullpen woes have been a constant issue in recent years, and Rodriguez's decline in 2017 hasn't helped. Washington is probably interested in K-Rod mainly for his track record, a career-saver for many a veteran player over the years. ...

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  • NBA Awards Predictions 2017: Does Russell Westbrook Deserve To Win MVP?
NBA Awards Predictions 2017: Does Russell Westbrook Deserve To Win MVP?

The defensive-minded forward averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game for the season. Harden was the first player to score 2,000 points and collect 2,000 assists in a single season in National Basketball Association history, according to ESPN in May.

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  • Islanders Trade Travis Hamonic To Flames For Multiple NHL Draft Picks
Islanders Trade Travis Hamonic To Flames For Multiple NHL Draft Picks

The condition is based on if the Flames make the playoffs in 2019, then a trade already in place has their second-round pick that year going to the Coyotes. "He's well-deserving of winning in Vegas the other night", Snow said. But the Leafs continued to talk and the Calgary Flames continued to talk and just as the Frederik Andersen trade negoti...

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  • Crystal Palace set to announce new manager
Crystal Palace set to announce new manager

In a statement released on the club's website, De Boer said: "I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club". Chairman Steve Parish said: "The continued growth of our global fan base and the attraction of Premier League makes the club an attractive partner for ManBetX , and our growing reach around the world give...

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  • Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards
Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

McDavid, 20, is the youngest player to win the Hart since Crosby himself won it in 2007. McDavid, 20, won the Art Ross Trophy as the highest-scoring player in the NHL this past season - his second in the league - with 30 goals and 70 assists for 100 points.

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  • Trial begins for 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli
Trial begins for 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli

He allegedly used funds from his pharmaceutical company Retrophin to pay off departing investors in other hedge funds which he managed previously. Shkreli was arrested by agents of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2015. "Whatever else he did wrong, he ultimately made them whole". Shkreli seems to follow standard legal advice to stay ...

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  • #3 - Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics
#3 - Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics

The rare combination is what led the organization to draft him No. 3 overall in Thursday's NBA Draft. "We've watched Jayson play a lot over the past couple of years and we're very excited to have him", Ainge said . "We've been getting calls and we're listening", the Knicks executive said on Knicks Night Live. In fact, his best quality is his...

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  • Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged with child abuse
Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged with child abuse

If convicted of the charge, the former Packer could be facing up to six years in prison. According to the criminal complaint, Green's child went to a neighbor's house saying they were punched in the face by their father. He said he wasn't trying to hit her glasses. He is the team's all-time leading rusher and a four-time Pro Bowl pick. Ahma...

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