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Magic Johnson on Russell: 'what I needed was a leader'

Wearing a custom No. 2 Dodgers jersey, des, Ball appeared comfortable with the attention, telling the crowd over the stadium PA system that it's something he's learned to deal with over the course of his high school and college career. Read More »

76ers make Fultz top pick in NBA draft

Another freshman was selected No. 16 when Creighton center Justin Patton was drafted by Minnesota. "Frank is a complete player", Demps said. As NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum took the stage to announce the Denver Nuggets' pick, fans yelled out "Monte Morris!" from the stands during the pregnant pause Tatum took. Read More »

Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

We've clearly still got lots of work to do ahead of qualifying, but Valtteri's time in FP2 looked promising, so there is obviously pace in the vehicle, which is encouraging. Although his Ferrari team managed to resolve the failure in time for qualifying, Vettel was only fourth and an eye-watering 1.3 seconds slower than Hamilton. Read More »

Magic Johnson Praises D'Angelo Russell Then Throws Him Under the Bus


Hong). Chosen with the second-overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday, Ball is known for many things, one of those being a tremendous passer. "I went to the high school", Johnson explained his research. "The tide has turned", Johnson said. Added Johnson, "Guys want to get out on that break and run hard because they know Lonzo will find them and not just give them a pass, but a scoring pass. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers take guard Markelle Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft


The hard part for Sixers head coach Brett Brown is to get this group on the same page and hope that they can survive training camp and preseason without anyone ending up on the injured list. The players don't get much of a say in which team they play for, but that didn't stop Lavar Ball from saying his son would play for no one but the Lakers. Read More »

Germany 3 - 2 Australia: Postecoglou hails courageous Socceroos in Confederations Cup opener


Although Australia are coming off the back of a four-goal defeat to Brazil last week, the Aussies will look to bounce back against world champions Germany . Against Germany we let one through in the first five minutes - not ideal but at least slightly less embarrassing. Kimmich is among a new crop of German stars that also includes RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who scored 21 goals in the Bundesliga last season, and 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Julian Brandt , who will ... Read More »

Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Then Keith [Fultz's trainer] hit me up and said, "New plan". First, Simmons and Embiid need to be healthy. So the fear now is that Embiid and Simmons, both coming off injuries, will be in the same situation going into the 2017-18 season. The Sixers have long needed a veteran both in the locker room and to help lead on the court. Maybe, but this isn't the first time a player has told a team he didn't want to play for them without actually saying it. Read More »

Why everyone's talking about Lonzo Ball

The #Nba Draft featured 60 players being taken, but some teams hit on future players, while some swung and missed. It is not just words. That's a legitimate question because it hasn't happened throughout the life of "The Process". "I think it's ambitious", Brown said of the idea of Embiid and Simmons not having any restrictions on their playing time this season as a health precaution. Read More »

Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

He can do better than that in Philly-my go-to spots are Morning Glory and Knead Bagels-but, hey, whatever gets you going. He has the chance to be a very good player. Simmons didn't see the court at all after suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot at the end of training camp. First pick Fultz bolstered the 76ers young core as a 19-year-old playmaker. Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to NFL's best quarterbacks

In the eyes of Laker fans, he has certainly disappointed but has glimpses of light that show his tremendous potential, such as his 40 point game against his current employers and the game-winner vs Minnesota. We've got to get the right people in place to do that, but we're building every step. "That went well", Hart said . Then why was this a good trade? The Lakers still have another bad contract in Luol Deng to get rid of. Read More »

Confed Cup: Ronaldo's Tax Fraud Case Doesn't Matter - Fans

Marca reported Tuesday that Ronaldo prefers playing in Paris . It was not immediately possible to reach Di Maria's representatives for a comment. However, the report written by the Spanish prosecutor accusing the player to defraud €14.7M changed everything. Manchester United will now focus their attention on signing Alvaro Morata , reports The Sun . Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud in Spain

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss joined Manchester United in 2016 and won three trophies in his first season. "Following the publication in today's [Thursday] AS newspaper of information concerning the signing of Jose Mourinho as the manager of our club, Real Madrid C.F. Read More »

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

The league is coming off its biggest NBA Finals since Michael Jordan's last title in 1998, with an average of 20.4 million total viewers, up from 20.2 million viewers for last season's seven-game series. He had some seriously impressive performances for the Wildcats, one included an 39 point game against Ball's UCLA Bruins. "It's a blessing to me", Fultz told Kimmel . Read More »

Hansen praises Read for 'warrior' performance


Their 30-15 win, scoring three tries , means they are now one win in Wellington on Saturday from winning the series. While the Lions switched off, expecting a shot at goal, the All Blacks took a quick tap which resulted in a try to Taylor in the corner. Read More »

Maroons' Mr Nobody has the last laugh over "dumb" Blues

Game two is in three weeks' time in Sydney , on Wednesday, June 21. Despite the Maroons having all but three key statistics against them in Sydney, the Blues imploded at the backend of the contest with a poor completion rate handing the visitors an invitation to crawl their way back into it. Read More »

5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand


The Lions scored a running try for the ages through Sean O'Brien in the first half, but captain Peter O'Mahony was left to rue a number of missed chances. "If you look at the games we've played, that's been the disappointing thing, we've given away soft penalties and they've been costly", Gatland said. Read More »

ICC Women's Championship: Team India seems better prepared


In the bowling department, India will depend mainly on veteran speedster Jhulan Goswami , who is playing her fourth World Cup. Jhulan is ably supported by left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht who is now ranked at the sixth position in the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) rankings. Read More »

Roland-Garros: monstrueux, Rafael Nadal bascule dans la 10e dimension


Wawrinka est un bison, l'un des plus grands bagarreurs du circuit, un type capable de retourner pour la dixième fois sur une option qui l'a plantée les neuf fois précédentes parce qu'il la croit juste. Le Marseillais, poussé par son public, tient la dragée haute au fougueux Espagnol, mais perd le premier set 6-4. Sa saison 2017 a reflété tout son brio sur une telle surface, avec des gains en finale à Monte Carlo, Barcelone et Madrid, avant Paris. Read More »

Chiefs vs Lions: Five things we learned

Daly rejected suggestions he now faces a straight shoot-out with Wales powerhouse North for the Lions' left wing jersey for the first Test. "We've had to dig deep on occasions and play against real quality sides and that's been a huge benefit for us". Read More »

Celtics grab Jayson Tatum with #3 overall pick in NBA draft


Though there will be more . On Thursday, in a post-draft news conference, Jackson called the incident a "mistake". Don't be surprised if the run on freshman keeps going through the top 10. The 76ers will get to add to their young, talented core with Washington point guard Markelle Fultz . He's a former AAC Player of the Year and shot 42.4 percent from three-point land last season. Read More »

Lions wait on fitness of Davies ahead of Maori challenge

The difference between interpretations in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres has always been a subject of debate, but here I think we have a case of the Crusaders not being allowed to do what they are in Super Rugby, where the refs tend to promote continuity and allow the game to flow. Read More »

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

Devonte' Graham, the soon-to-be Kansas senior and Mason's former teammate, witnessed that transformation firsthand, and the two reminisced about the journey Wednesday morning. Asked if he might get that done before the draft, he said, "Possibly". Duke has had at least one player selected in 30 of 37 drafts under the direction of head coach Mike Krzyzewski . Read More »

Ioane double as All Blacks maul British and Irish Lions


Plenty of water has flowed under the bridge since then. The Lions picked up where they had left off at the start of the second half with a couple of lightning breaks. "We will go out there and expect to win, as probably everyone in New Zealand will expect us to win, but we have got to make sure we go out there and do that". Read More »

NM senators decry health care proposal


Trump welcomed the Bill but indicated that changes may be in store. For another, the bill could also prevent women from using federal subsidies to purchase a health care plan that covers abortion. "Any federal legislator who votes for this bill and says, oh I didn't cut Medicaid, I just sent it back to the states-that whole deliberately misleading", he added. Read More »

NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

To open the Draft the Philadelphia 76ers took Markelle Fultz as the overall No. 1 pick. In his sophomore season, the 20-year-old swingman took on a much heavier workload and dramatically improved his game on both ends of the floor. More than two dozen picks into Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft and not one senior has been selected . In his only season in college, Jackson averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Read More »

Ricciardo up for Baku F1 'like no other'

I think they still are favourites in terms of the fact their vehicle seems to work everywhere. Further adding to that harmony and stoking Hamilton is Mercedes' fight with Ferrari . Verstappen, tipped to be F1's next big star, needs a strong performance in Baku. Vettel showed all his mettle in Canada , however, when he started on the front row, dropped to last and came back through the field to fourth with a fighting display that earned him the Driver of the Day award. Read More »

Portugal's Probable Starting XI vs New Zealand - Confederations Cup


Consecutive defeats mean New Zealand have already been eliminated but Hudson's side have earned plenty of plaudits for the way they have pushed both Russian Federation and Mexico in their two Group A matches. A clash with the tournament hosts - who need a win to go through to the semi-finals - looks tricky on paper but Osorio thinks it is the ideal game for his players to prove their mental fortitude by claiming the point they need to advance. Read More »

Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal


He's athletic and knows how to find the rim, which is nice for a team that doesn't have paint presence. Also signing to play summer ball with National Basketball Association teams were Northern Iowa's Jeremy Morgan, with Golden State; Illinois' Malcolm Hill, with Oklahoma City; Iowa State's Deonte Burton, with Minnesota; ISU's Matt Thomas, with Toronto; and the Cyclones' Naz Mitrou-Long, who will play for both IN and Sacramento IN two different summer leagues . Read More »

Here's LaVar Ball Being Raucously Booed While Leaving The Draft

When you get people who are willing to help you look better and want the best for you and not necessarily what's best for themselves, that's what building a team is all about. The two 76ers ripped the Ball family on Twitter Thursday night. While the $495 "Sho'time" ZO2 sneakers are now available for preorder, they won't actually materialize until Ball is well into his rookie season. Read More »

The first Test, from Eden Park

Asked today where this test compared with the others under his belt, Read said: "To be honest, this is probably the most important right now for me". Among New Zealand's many attacking threats this weekend will be centre Sonny Bill Williams , whose off-loading skills make him a player the Lions have to stop at source. Read More »