Buffalo Sabres select Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall pick of NHL draft

DALLAS — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since they won the draft lottery in April, and the 18-year-old […]

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s Albanian flag celebrations for Switzerland draw attention

Both Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated their goals for Switzerland against Serbia on Friday by making a nationalist symbol of Albania in a gesture likely to inflame tensions among Serb nationalists and ethnic Albanians. Switzerland rallied to beat Serbia 2-1 at the World Cup, but Albania’s national flag was at the centre of attention. […]

LiAngelo Ball unsurprisingly goes undrafted

It’s hard to tell where it truly went wrong for LiAngelo Ball and his father’s master plan. Maybe it was when he left the UCLA basketball team after being arrested in China for shoplifting. Maybe it was when he shot 24.3 percent from three-point range in Lithuania and left the team earlier than expected. Maybe […]

Brazil vs. Costa Rica World Cup 2018 final score and recap

Neymar and Brazil get it done, at the end. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0 Group E, St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg Well, that was something. Brazil had a shot hit the post. It had a penalty shot awarded and then un-awarded. It had possession for nearly the entirety of the second half. […]

Jorge Sampaoli Says Argentina Team-Mates Are to Blame for Lionel Messi’s Form | Bleacher Report

Fred Lee/Getty Images Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has said his team have not supported Lionel Messi well enough at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after they were beaten 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday, and that the Barcelona star should not be compared with Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo as a result. Messi cut an isolated figure […]

R.C. Buford says San Antonio Spurs want to keep Kawhi Leonard but will ‘explore all our options’

SAN ANTONIO — Spurs general manager R.C. Buford stated the franchise’s desire to keep disgruntled All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard in the fold Thursday after the NBA draft but said the club “will explore all of our options.” Among the issues Leonard has had with the Spurs is his frustration with the team’s handling of a […]

Bucks take Donte DiVincenzo at No. 17

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 21: Donte DiVincenzo poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading […]

Argentina vs. Croatia 2018 World Cup final score and recap

Midfielder Luka Modric celebrates after a goal during Croatia’s thumping of Argentina. (Johannes Eisele/AFP) Croatia 3, Argentina 0 Group D, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod In supreme fashion, Croatia ran through Argentina on Thursday, 3-0, earning a spot in the World Cup’s knockout round for just the second time as an independent nation. The Blazers’ world-class midfield […]

Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets working on buyout

Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to enter into buyout talks for his $23.8 million expiring contract. “I want to be in a situation where I have an opportunity to help a team win,” Howard said during a phone interview. “That’s my only goal. All I need is a real […]

Denmark on Pace to Advance in World Cup After Draw With Australia

90: Australia Comes Close Arzani forces a save from Schmeichel and it bounces away. Leckie’s shot shortly after is also saved. Good from Australia. 82’: Missed Chance Arzani’s cross seeks Juric, but he’s well covered by Denmark. 80’: Aussies Want a Win Leckie goes for a header in the box, but it hits his shoulder […]

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