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Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, University of California Los Angeles guard Lonzo Ball takes questions from the media after a closed Los Angeles Lakes pre-draft workout in El Segundo, Calif. The Sixers went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games in the previous three seasons, starting a rebuilding campaign more commonly known as The Process. Read More »

76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade

After the Knicks selected promising French guard Ntilikina, who is flying right back to Strausbourg to help his club try to win their league championship, two other global players were taken in the first round. "Joel will come out and [say] something similar", said Brown, who watched both Simmons and Embiid get a workout in at the facility. I know mom is watching at home and all the rest of my family. Read More »

Fleury picked up by Vegas in Wednesday's expansion draft


Here's a fun party game: How many of these players will be with this franchise the first time it makes the playoffs? In a lot of cases, teams gave up draft picks to prevent certain players from being chosen. "It's great to be reunited with him", Engelland said. “Especially as they always look back, theres always one or two Hall of Famers in every draft. Read More »

Queensland seals an astonishing come from behind win over NSW

Walters on Tuesday reminded fans the once mighty Maroons - winners of 10 of the last 11 series - were in a transition phase ahead of game two. New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley. Queensland knows the firepower the Blues bring from what Smith calls a "very, very good" pack extends to the bench and is about more than one man. Read More »

Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand


Poloz was replaced on the hour, but Russia's waves of attack were not quelled and it was Smolov who finally doubled the hosts' lead when Boxall failed to clear Alexander Samedov's low cross. While Russia defeated New Zealand in the Confederations Cup opener, many questions still surround their predictability. Both teams are going to make debut in this edition of FIFA Confederations Cup . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo again skips questions after Portugal win


They can not catch Mexico or Portugal - both of whom are on four points - going into their last match against the European champions on Saturday. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). " Portugal were so well prepared that we played three extra time periods and always won". The striker is now playing his football for Krasnodar and that was his eighth goal in 22 appearances for the national team. Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

New AC Milan signing Andre Silva should lead Portugal's attack in Saint Petersburg, where Portugal will be the heavy favourites. "I think he's the best in the world ", Hudson said. He said he was taking some of the blame for the loss. "I had discussions with my assistant at the time and we waited for the video (replay)". For Russia , anything but a victory will mean an early exit from its home tournament , although advancing was already seen as a hard task in a group with Mexico ... Read More »

Tim Cahill, Ange Postecoglou back Socceroos to bounce back in Confederations Cup

There's also 1899 Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner , who at 29 is one of the senior members of the team, but is only just getting a run in the national set-up. Bayer Leverkusken's Bernd Leno was given the nod against Australia , but impress he certainly did NOT. The standard trope when describing this group has been to call them "young guns" or " Germany 2.0", except they're not particularly young - more than half are 25 or older - and one of those who isn't, captain Draxler, is in his ... Read More »

Joel Embiid goes after Lonzo and LaVar Ball in viral tweet

He appears to have an innate sense of where the ball needs to go, a quality found among all top distributors - quarterbacks and point guards - in sports. According to ESPN , the Lakers are trying to convince the Pacers to accept the 27th and 28th picks and either Jordan Clarkson or Julius Randle for George. Read More »

Suns nab forward Josh Jackson with 4th overall pick

The Boston Celtics hold the 3rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . Jackson told ESPN .com on Wednesday that he didn't want to work out for the Celtics when they were picking first overall, but his mindset changed when they traded down. That won't preclude him from revisiting some of those discussions once free agency opens next month, though. Jackson did that on the college level as well as just about any freshman to come through Kansas . Read More »

Lions coach Farrell demands defensive lift in Dunedin

A tour like this can often feel a bit claustrophobic but it is the type of challenge that Peter O'Mahony summed up last week when he said that Lions players are above worldwide level. They know that the surest way to mute Murray and Farrell is to take on the Lions at their strongest point, the set pieces, a hallmark of the All Blacks through the ages. Read More »

NBA Draft round-up: Philadelphia 76ers take Markelle Fultz with No 1 pick


He found one in Butler , who the Wolves acquired along with the 16th overall pick for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick, which ended up being - what else? - another freshman, Arizona's Lauri Markkanen . "Everyone knows what that level of talent is going to mean to us becoming more competitive team", team president Bryan Colangelo. The Lakers are also in the midst of a deep rebuild, and earlier this week agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn ... Read More »

Projections for the Golden Knights in 2017-18

And Marc-Andre Fleury is already a fan favorite, receiving a nice welcome when he was introduced to the fans in Vegas at the expansion draft. Columbus did what it needed to do to protect forward Josh Anderson , defenseman Jack Johnson and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo , but at a cost of the team's 2017 first-round pick (24th overall) and a 2019 second-round pick. Read More »

76ers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

This year marks the first time in the common draft era (1966 to present) that the same four teams - the Sixers , Lakers, Celtics, and Suns - made the first four picks for the second consecutive draft. The 2017 National Basketball Association draft finally has arrived. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been formally announced . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo has four Ballon d'Ors for a reason - Russian Federation boss


Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio celebrates during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand , at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi , Russia , Wednesday, June 21, 2017. 2 Man of the Match awards for Cristiano Ronaldo in two Confederations Cup matches in Russian Federation. "I'll decide based on the opponents, but also by assessing what shape my players are in", he said in the wake of the loss to Portugal . Read More »

Markelle Fultz calls selection by Sixers 'unreal'

He might be more physically mature to handle the rigor of playing in the National Basketball Association. Philadelphia 76ers 2017 draft picks (left to right), Anzejs Pasecniks, Markelle Fultz , Jonah Bolden , and Mathias Lessort pose after their introductory press conference at Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex. Read More »

Hornets select guard Malik Monk with No. 11 pick in draft

Charlotte planned to find a partner for Kemba Walker at this spot and also considered Donovan Mitchell. Fox is expected a top lottery pick in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft, likely in the top five. The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Kentucky's Malik Monk stops for photos while walking the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. Read More »

NBA Draft Preview: Who Will the Celtics Pick at No. 3?


But the basketball dad may not be so sure about the future of his middle child, LiAngelo Ball. LaVar Ball , for one, was certain of the team's ascendance under his son. Rather, it's because he sported that number when he was cut from the DeMatha Catholic High School varsity as a sophomore and continued wearing it as a reminder of what happened. Read More »

LaVar Ball Says His Boys Will Carry the NBA One Day


UCLA's Lonzo Ball answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the second pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. Not surprisingly, the crowds around Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball , the consensus top-two picks, dwarfed those of the other participants. "I think it complements my game very well", he added, without bragging. Read More »

76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands

The Celtics then took Duke small forward Jayson Tatum at No. 3, Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson of Kansas and Sacramento Kings took Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox at No. He still intends to make Simmons the point guard and let the chips fall where they may. The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the National Basketball Association draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick. Read More »

Celtics make Chaminade's Tatum No. 3 pick in draft

Three days after working out in Boston , Duke's Jayson Tatum was picked by the Celtics at No. 3 in the NBA Draft at Barclays Center on Thursday. Jackson, who said he did not work out for the Celtics because of scheduling conflicts, added that he thought that may have had something to do with him falling to No. Read More »

Horse Epicharis scratched hours before Belmont Stakes


Tapwrit finished sixth in the Derby after encountering early trouble, but Pletcher felt it was "a sneaky good" race. The win completed a stellar triple crown for Pletcher, who also trained Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming . "Turning for home I thought we might have it but it's a long way home". I think so too, especially this year with no Derby victor, no Preakness victor. Read More »

Potential picks gear up for 1st round of National Basketball Association draft


Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons wasn't quite in agreement with LaVar Ball's claim that his son, Lonzo, was going to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the playoffs after selecting him with the No. Duke had two players selected in the lottery and four players among the first 31 picks. He also finished in the 78th percentile on catch-and-shoot jumpers at 1.163 points per possession. Read More »

Wow The Golden Knights Are Going To Be Bad


Forward Connor Brickley and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft went from Carolina to the Golden Knights followed by veteran forward Chris Thorburn from the Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who starred for France in the World Cup of Hockey. Read More »

76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft


Fultz was hyped as a possible No. 1 draft pick from the time he stepped on campus at Washington. The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick again and the Celtics moved down two spots to third after the deal with their Atlantic Division rivals. Read More »

UK Loses First Round In Brexit Negotiations


While officials welcomed the calm start to negotiations on Monday, EU diplomats are expressing pessimism that Britain will agree a deal before it leaves the bloc. Attending her first European Council Summit since her disastrous general election, it is understood the Prime Minister will explain the UK's "principles" on the issue of citizens' rights - a key early topic in the Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Roland-Garros: EN DIRECT


Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka Highlights - Men's Final 2017 I Roland-Garros. C'est la Coupe des Mousquetaires qui est l'enjeu du match. Dans un Central plombé par la chaleur, l'entame était brouillonne pour les deux joueurs. Le ratio devra être plus important pour inquiéter Nadal . A Paris, après son quadruplé de 2005 à 2008 et son quintuplé de 2010 à 2014, son record n'est pas près d'être battu. Read More »

Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft

According to reports , Fultz felt like he belonged in Boston , but rumors circulated that the Celtics were not sold on the guard following his pre-draft workout. Embiid welcomed Fultz to Philly with a tweet where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons. Again, it is somewhat circumstantial that we're here. Read More »

Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr

Porzingis, a 7-foot-3, two-year National Basketball Association veteran at the age of 21, averaged 19.9 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Knicks last season. And on Thursday night they used that pick on Washington point guard Markelle Fultz . The Los Angeles Lakers had the second pick in the draft and took UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball . Read More »

Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral


Otto Warmbier died at the age of 22 in a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after the North Korean government sent him home in a coma and suffering from extensive brain damage, according to the U.S. The Chosun Sinbo is not North Korea's state media, but it serves as an unofficial mouthpiece for Pyongyang. The physical cause of Otto Warmbier's death nearly doesn't matter. Read More »