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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 »

Four-way tie at Erin Hills


America has so many fabulous golf courses that is seems unfair to keep going back to the same ones. I wanted to experience our first U.S. Open more than anything here in our state. Open ". He stumbled to a 6-over 42 over his final nine on Day 1. "I've been striking the ball well", Spieth said. I was just trying to show what we have in some spots. 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 »

Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup

Akinfeev had kept his team in the match early in the second half when he tipped a powerful header by Andre Silva round the post . It quickly became clear that the intentions of the "Aztec" is more than serious. A much changed Mexico line-up nearly came unstuck against New Zealand at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup but held on to win 2 - 1 in a hard-fought win. Read More »

Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

I sensed it, I felt it, and we get that feedback from players, agents, conversations with your colleagues in the marketplace, the 29 other teams. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. Fans have still yet to see the full potential of Okafor, but in his rookie season, he averaged over 17 points a game. "The talent level of this class is far and away better than where I was sitting in 2006", he said. Read More »

Here's what time the NBA Draft starts and where to watch it


The Lakers used their third straight No. 2 pick on Ball , who averaged 14.6 points and led the nation with 7.6 assists in his only season at UCLA . "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "But I felt like a one-sentence message didn't really strike the right tone". "Welcome to the team Lonzo Ball ". Read More »

Pelosi confident of her caucus' support


Let me pause here to say that just as winning this race for Republicans was a morale booster, losing this race definitely kicks Democrats in the gut. In all four states, Democrats bolstered their historical performance in districts they lost by double-digit margins past year. Republicans "don't want to go there, they want to go to San Francisco and a cable auto". Read More »

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

Woops! Hey, we're still impressed Fultz was in a humble mindset that he might not be the No. 1 pick despite all the expectations and hype. More than ever, he's the heavy favorite to get his wish to play for his hometown team. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "I think it would be great for me to end up here". As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and purple Big Baller Brand hat, the ... Read More »

Winners and Losers of the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft


But Wednesday night, Fleury found himself a new team - and a new city. If the Vegas Golden Knights were to uncover a franchise face among 30 other teams, the obvious choice was Marc-Andre Fleury. The three-time Cup victor lost his starting job with the back-to-back champion Penguins, but he'll get to start over in the desert with two years on his contract. Read More »

Gold Cup preview: O'Brien satisfied George in good Order for defence


She can emulate Persuasive, who won the Sandringham for Gosden and owners Cheveley Park previous year. The 5-year-old son of Galileo (IRE), defending champion in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) and a top-level competitor worldwide, stalked the early pace, then willingly moved to the lead as the field turned for home in the 1 1/4-mile Prince of Wales's. Read More »

Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis

AC Milan's new signing Andre Silva should lead Portugal's attack in the David verses Goliath clash in St Petersburg . John Sutcliffe reports from Sochi on the keys to Mexico's victory in a game full of squad changes against New Zealand . Read More »

Confederations Cup Ronaldo Header Downs Hosts Russia

Tuesday was a classic callback to that tournament , as Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0 in a relatively boring game, with Ronaldo scoring the victor. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the flawless opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can succeed under the most hard circumstances. Read More »

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


We've been left with little doubt as to who Philadelphia will add with the first overall selection, but how does that alter the dynamic of the first 14 picks? Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs have produced an incredible portion of the NBA's top talent of recent years. Read More »

Golden Knights Roster Ready To Select Players


FILE - In this Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta, of Finland, deflects a shot during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. Vegas must select 30 players, one from each contributing team. McPhee said he plans to use all the time allotted to find the best deals. "I'm really interested to see how much movement that there's going to be". Read More »

Timberwolves Steal the Show With Draft Deal for Jimmy Butler

Doctors said if they had a ideal situation for where my knee could be at, it would be mine. In reuniting Butler with his old coach Tom Thibodeau , the Bulls get Kris Dunn , Zach LeVine and the No. "I'm an open-minded person, " Wade said. "If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland!" he wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Timberwolves Deal For All Star

The Celtics - long rumored to have been interested in Butler - refused to part with the No. 3 pick in the draft , which they used to select Jayson Tatum, or the Nets' first-round pick in 2018, which they own, to Chicago, who ended up making a deal with Minnesota for its own package of young players. Read More »