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Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

Neither side anticipated the deal would become so lopsided in favor of the Celtics but the Nets posted the league's worst record last season, setting in motion the chain of events leading Fultz to become a 76er. He missed six games with a knee issue late in the season. The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons past year . Read More »

Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension


Now it will be hard to look at Carr's body of work and physical ability and not value Stafford in the $27 million-28 million-plus-per-year range. It makes the two-time Pro Bowl selection the highest-paid player in the league in terms of new money average. Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

For now, check out our most recent 2017 NBA Mock Draft, reserve a seat on the couch, and enjoy. Under Armour has a lot of faith in its footwear business, and believes it is a key growth driver for the company going forward. A lot of the comparisons are to John Wall, and you saw how he was competing and how he was playing in the playoffs. "I've got an opportunity to play basketball and that's all I ask for". Read More »

NBA Draft Results 2017: Celtics Take Jayson Tatum


The Knicks were asking for an absurd amount in return, so Kristaps Porzingis is still in NY. Before I even chose to go to Kansas, I always felt that he cared about me more than a basketball player. The players have known one another since middle school and also played together on the St. Louis Eagles AAU team. That could delay his development. Read More »

Paul George has 'serious interest' in trade to Spurs

The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan Thursday before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only National Basketball Association arena he's called home. "So that's still on my mind ... and something I definitely want to achieve in IN". Maybe he'll be playing on one in Los Angeles in 2018. Instead, PG-13's extension tops out at $177 million over five years. Read More »

Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball


Though there has been some serious hype surrounding Ball since he left high school, he proven that he has the talent to back it up. "He's supported him. In the GQ interview, Lavar Ball suggested that if basketball doesn't work out for him, LiAngelo Ball could have a future in modeling because he's "the handsomest" of his sons. Read More »

George McPhee imposes deadline for teams looking to trade

But in all likelihood, Vegas will lack stars and scoring in the early years of its existence. "It's going to take us a while to pick the team (Tuesday), because one change in this matrix affects everything - with your cap now, with your cap going forward, with the cap that you have done for this expansion draft, with the cap that you need for the regular season", McPhee said . Read More »

76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

It may have been overshadowed in the moment, but those freshmen, and so many more, made the 2017 draft one to remember. The draft is yet to be completed however, and Bryan Colangelo can add the finishing touches to a young bench with his four second-round picks. Read More »

Celtics pick Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3


By the time Fultz had shaken Silver's hand, walked off of the stage and toward one of the dozen or so interviews the first-rounders are obligated to do on draft night, the details had leaked out. In an interview on ESPN , Calipari insisted "It's not broken", and said being selected in the National Basketball Association draft is the equivalent of putting a player on a so-called lifetime scholarship. Read More »

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


Meanwhile, Lonzo Ball , who is projected to go higher than Fox in Thursday's draft, was held to just 10 points in 38 minutes during the loss. That's it. With college averages of 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, and 6.0 rebounds on 55 percent shooting (41 percent from 3-point range) Lonzo was arguably the best point guard in college basketball. Read More »

76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

Fultz came to Seattle from Baltimore as perhaps the biggest signing in program history. One of her most vivid memories: A Friday night that Fultz joined Plum for dinner after her game even though he already had eaten. The NBA and National Hockey League team owner has two shots at one this weekend - first on Thursday night with the Philadelphia 76ers and then 24 hours later with the New Jersey Devils. Read More »

Jimmy Butler trade to T-Wolves puts end to longtime Celtics rumors


There are so many layers to the Bulls ' blockbuster move to trade three-time All-Star and reigning All-NBA star Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves on Thursday night. 38 overall in the second round as well , drafting OR power forward Jordan Bell, but they quickly traded him to the Warriors for $3.5 million in cash, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Read More »

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

With Russell out of the picture, the Lakers are in position to take UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball . They then completed a trade with the Boston Celtics and are expected to take the Washington guard to begin the action Thursday night. Which team will take a chance on finding a star-level shooter in Malik Monk? They accumulated a 10-72 record the season before. Fox's only disadvantage could be his shot, but there is no reason to believe that he can't improve it. Read More »

Former Huskies' Markelle Fultz Taken No. 1 By 76ers

So if you're expecting him to carry a miserable National Basketball Association team to the promise land, or even just the playoffs on his own, you may want to inquire why he couldn't overcome Yale, who the Huskies lost to previous year. The lack of experience is among the core group is a concern. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott's historic rookie seasons led a resurgence for the Dallas Cowboys. Read More »

Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades


The Vegas Golden Knights will choose 30 players, one from each existing team. Vegas is simply selecting one of the available players that the Sharks did not protect ahead of the expansion draft . Last season, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh . Originally acquired by the Hurricanes in exchange for longtime Checkers center Brody Sutter last fall, Brickley has 102 points (50g, 52a) and 153 penalty minutes in 195 career AHL games with San Antonio, Portland and Charlotte. Read More »

Ostapenko and Halep will determine the champion of Roland Garros


I think it's a nice gift! The second seed did find a way through to get the match back on serve at 3-4 but Halep broke immediately again and went on to set up a clash with 20-year-old Latvian Ostapenko. Ostapenko, an unseeded player, took down No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky in her semifinal matchup, winning, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3. It is the second time in three years she has lost in the French Open semifinals. Read More »

French Open 2017: Sometimes I felt like a spectator, says Simona Halep

Jelena's path to the victory was incredible, the Latvian hit 54 winners on her way to a "dream". Ostapenko denied Halep not only a first Slam title but also the world No. 1 if she had won, but she was overpowered. It was fitting that Ostapenko drilled a backhand victor down the line - her favourite shot - on match point. Read More »

Trivia Tuesday: Second-round draft picks who became NBA All-Stars

With the 16th overall pick, as the representative of the Bulls, we selected Australia's Terrance Ferguson . Having a host of picks, and several assets that other teams might covet, could give the Magic the opportunity to make a bold move up in the draft to snag difference-making talent that Weltman and Hammond have identified. Read More »

Didn't deserve to be in semis: du Plessis

India will now face Bangladesh in the second semi-final on June 15 while Group A topper England will face the victor of the final Group B fixture between Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Monday. Smith said India are now favourites to be in the finals.The defending champions will square off against Bangladesh in their next match . Du Plessis played on from Pandya, before Jasprit Bumrah accounted for Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo, ... Read More »

Sailing-Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup duel

Wednesday's semi-final races at the America's Cup in Bermuda have been postponed because of high winds. It could be last we see of two of the challengers. And as Glenn Ashby said: “We went down the mine.”. Ainslie and his crew rallied to win the next race but an error in the third was all New Zealand needed to pounce for the vital win. Read More »

The confederations Cup in 2017 in Germany has Australians


The German side managed to keep its lead and secure the first three points in the tournament. World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B opener tonight, with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos . Read More »

Watch Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev 2 Live Results on HBO PPV

It turned out, that's exactly what Andre Ward had in mind, too. Andre Ward kept his undefeated record in tact while settling his rivalry with Sergey Kovalev once and for all on Saturday night in Las Vegas . "He's a great fighter, not a lot of people are going to beat him", said 33-year-old Ward , who has 16 knockouts from his 32 bouts. "I knew he was hurt". Read More »

Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves


Never shares a corner office next to Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman and attends every meeting. In this draft, though, the Bulls philosophy must change from a "contribute now" type player to players with the rawest potential. Read More »

Birthday girl Ostapenko claims first French Open final spot

Is she mature enough to play Bacsinszky and not just close her eyes and blaze away?" And history might just be on the Latvian youngter's side. She is the first unseeded woman to reach the French Open final for 34 years. She didn't drop a set in her first four matches but her match against Elina Svitolina looked to be her last. She has 245 winners from six rounds - more than Andy Murray s 174 after five matches. Read More »

Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018


On Sunday, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Paul George told the Pacers he intends to become a free agent in 2018 and leave the team , preferably for the Los Angeles Lakers . With George being upfront, the Pacers are left with a decision. George relayed his plans to the Pacers president Kevin Pritchard through his agent. Read More »

O'Mahony to captain Lions, Farrell starts ahead of Sexton


Gatland added that the Lions' fluidity in attack against the Chiefs showed that the composite team of players from England , Ireland , Wales and Scotland was beginning to gel. Like many in the British media it expresses surprise outstanding England lock Maro Itoje is only on the bench but surmises it is a measure to try and halt the All Blacks habit of scoring liberally in the last quarter. Read More »

Triumph for Lewis Hamilton in Montreal, Daniel Ricciardo third again

After a strong race, Hamilton took the chequered flag for his 56th career win and sixth Canadian victory. Taking it back to the start, Carlos Sainz found himself stuck in a lot of race controversy and also a prisoner in his own auto after poorly cutting off Romain Grosjean which pushed him Carlos onto the grass and hurtling uncontrollably to into Felipe Massa ending both their races. Read More »

Fleetwood takes heart from US Open


He remembers taking a phone call and receiving the best advice he's ever got: "Stick it out". "For us, it was like two minutes". Koepka's victory at Erin Hills impressed golf's aristocracy. He added: "I love travelling". It was kind of 'bombs away, ' " said Koepka, who averaged 322.1 yards off the tee, seventh longest in the field. All of which made his U.S. Read More »

Rafael Nadal, à jamais seul sur sa terre — Roland-Garros


Pour L'Equipe , le joueur de 31 ans est un véritable "CHAMP10N". Rafa vise lui la Decima , cette expression un peu dingue, empruntée au Real Madrid (dont le joueur est justement fan) et ses exploits en Ligue des champions, qui signifie dix victoires dans une même compétition. Read More »

David Griffin out as Cavaliers GM after extension talks falter


Gilbert ignored James' view and released the statement that announced the general manager's departure. Danny Ferry resigned in 2010 and Chris Grant was sacked in 2014, paving the way for Griffin . "We got us 1", James tweeted . Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Gilbert is targeting ex-Pistons All-Star Chauncey Billups to become the team's new president of basketball operations. Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championships to rest

It showed great moments of my career. But, from a seemingly fruitless position, he then engineered one of the sport's most remarkable seasons. Nadal is just short of winning one more game at the French Open to claim a record of winning eleven titles at the single grand slam , a record which is now held by Margaret Court. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confed Cup

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow just a day after he was summoned to appear in a Spanish court over allegations relating to tax fraud. New Zealand , meanwhile, crash out after a heart-breaking defeat, Ryan Thomas hitting the crossbar late on. There was talk before this tournament of coach Stanislav Cherchesov building a new, young Russian Federation out of domestically-based players but there was age in a team that ... Read More »

NBA draft arrives after days of deals

It is intuitive to think that the earlier a team picks in the NBA Draft the better their pick is. "National player of the year, he has to get drafted". Next up will be the Los Angeles Lakers , expected to take UCLA guard Lonzo Ball. And perhaps, by the time you read this, one of these insane trade rumors will come to fruition and that " more " I was expecting will be signed, sealed, and delivered. Read More »

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

The chances of a big trade happening are not great. "On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Griff for his leadership and many contributions during his time here, including most recently, his role in the franchise's first NBA Championship", Gilbert said in a statement. Read More »