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76ers take Fultz with top pick in National Basketball Association draft

In the latest news on the National Basketball Association Draft this year, the No. 1 pick holder Boston Celtics reportedly agreed to trade the chance to obtain Markelle Fultz to the Philadelphia 76ers . That conversation led to additional dialogue that ultimately resulted in the blockbuster deal. The 76ers, selecting first for the second straight year, should take Fultz before Magic Johnson takes Ball with the Lakers again in the No. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick

Fultz , 19, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his only college season. The league set a record last season when 14 freshmen were selected in the first and second rounds and 13 freshmen were selected in 2015. Jones felt Fultz is more than ready to handle all of the attention that he's about to receive. Ball averaged 14.6 points, 6 rebounds and 7.6 assists on 55.1 percent shooting with UCLA. Read More »

Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft

While that issue, like his college career, is now behind him, Jackson, to no one's surprise , seems intent on making the Suns look like geniuses for taking him while making the three teams who passed on him regret their decisions. Phoenix hasn't made it to the postseason the last seven seasons. I'm going to be the best player I can be. I had no angle to reprise my piece from last year's draft, " Wherein I Give Danny Ainge Some Free Advice on the Third Pick ". Read More »

Highland Reel wins Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot

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Qemah came from behind a moderate pace to nail the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (G2) for fillies and mares at 1 mile down the straight. Kate Middleton , 35, wore an extremely similar outfit to Royal Ascot today (20 June) as she did to the same event previous year - but looked just as resplendent and stylish. Read More »

Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

They traded down and gave up the chance to draft Markelle Fultz , who was the best player in the draft by far. ". I've been through a lot growing up, and I'm looking forward to coming here and giving it my all". Moving over to the Big 4, things stayed pretty steady for Fox asBeat Shazam (1.0/5) was even with its last original of two weeks ago. The Suns took Josh Jackson of Kansas , the Sacramento Kings took Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox at No 5 and the run of freshmen continued ... Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

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Perez, however, stood by his star player and went on to say that he had not got the opportunity to speak to him following the tax fraud accusations . Cristiano is not angry about who has to pay his fine. "The only thing I know is that he feels mistreated by the media". "I found out about all this from a newspaper", Perez said. Read More »

America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

Moving from one hull to another is not for the faint of heart in America's Cup racing as Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge shows here. "Full credit to them". "We have been very fortunate with our relationship with Oracle", Barker said. The next day, the rematch fizzled when Artemis was penalized for a port-starboard infraction, allowing the Kiwis to sail to an easy win. Read More »

No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final

The paper notes she is also the first Latvian ever to win a singles Grand Slam. Whether it was history, stats or just common sense, Jelena Ostapenko never had a chance to win the French Open title. That also helped me. I thank you for coming to support me always. It's so wonderful to be here. I think I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true. Read More »

Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas rematch

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But if Kovalev got stopped only because of that - and he didn't, because, reminder, lots of legal blows, too, including one that rocked his ass - then maybe he was going to get stopped anyway. "Am I No. 1 [in pound-for-pound rankings] now?" "I'm excited to fight on this card with the best light heavyweights". During the onslaught, it appeared that a few body punches may have strayed south. Read More »

LaVar Ball gets booed mercilessly by crowd at NBA Draft

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The Los Angeles Lakers feel as if they've added a player in Lonzo Ball who can do for their team what Tom Brady did for the New England Patriots. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft . If you were a fan back then, you will understand exactly how insane that statement is. His effective field goal percentage of 69.3 would have ranked him third in the country per KenPom had he played the qualifying 60 percent of Indiana's minutes. Read More »

Germany vs Australia 19 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions

More than half of the traveling party in Russian Federation is at its first tournament with Loew. They composed themselves a little bit. "He could have held on to that ball but he is a good goalkeeper". That's the most disappointing thing. "First half they were too good for us and we struggled to get control of the game", he said. Few would want to be the one to tell him he was wrong. Read More »

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

With that pick, they chose forward Ben Simmons out of LSU. If any Tiger went in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft , it would be the first for Auburn basketball since 2000, when Mamadou N'Diaye went No. Markelle said he "got some sleep". "This city has to feel fantastic", coach Brett Brown said. The Sixers used a series of moves to jump up and snag the No. Read More »

Portugal Prepare For New Zealand Confederations Cup Test

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The referee had to separate the two sides as Mexico defeated New Zealand 2-1 in Sochi . "We do not worry about what happens in the other group". The game is not limited to 90 minutes. He added to a journalist from Brazil: "I'm going to take a trip down memory lane". "All our players are fit and confident. Read More »

McDavid, Matthews in action on opening night of 2017-18 NHL season

Vegas Golden Knights' Chris Thorburn poses for photographers Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . Marc-Andre Fleury will return to Pittsburgh on February 6 as the Golden Knights face the Penguins. All-time nice guy Marc-André Fleury from Pittsburgh, which had to add a second-round pick to get Vegas to take him off their cap. Fleury will have plenty of former teammates to keep him company in Vegas. Read More »

Devils tab Hischier with No. 1 pick in 2017 NHL draft

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Barring an unforeseen trade, the Flyers will pick No. 2 overall in the National Hockey League draft at United Center, which begins at 7 p.m. Top NHL draft prospects Casey Mittlestadt, Gabriel Vilardi watch as Nolan Patrick throws out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Chicago . Read More »

Hundreds protest Sharia law in Houston, nationwide

It said sharia justifies the oppression of women and homosexuality, and advocate female genital mutilation. The marches attracted Islamophobic hate group members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists ― all to rally against the completely nonexistent threat of Sharia law in the U.S. Read More »

Lakers turn to hometown hero Lonzo Ball to reclaim hardwood heritage

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Ball got the wish he and his father, LaVar, wanted all along by staying in Los Angeles , where he starred last season at UCLA . That's two first-overall picks and two third-overall picks from the past four NBA Drafts. By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. "It's going to do whatever we need to do to win". CONCERNS: The biggest question about Fox is his outside shot. Read More »

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand

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Russian Federation has three points and must face Mexico next, though Cherchesov was upbeat about his team's chances of reaching the semifinals. 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 and Portugal . Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »