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Devils Take Nico Hischier No. 1; Vegas Selects Cody Glass

The first, he said, was to ice a team that's entertaining and competitive, and that the league and city could be proud of. The Knights are an NHL hockey expansion team. 5, but held off because they got a sense Glass would still be available. After that, the team needs to find a captain, needs to find a home for its surplus of defencemen and needs to find someone to centre the top line. Read More »

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid

But it's from picks 2-60 that all fans will keep their eye on as this years draft has the makings to dictate how exciting the 2017 National Basketball Association off-season will be. LaVine is coming off a torn ACL. He's followed by a tie between Josh Jackson of the Phoenix Suns and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics , each of whom will have nine to one odds. Read More »

South Africa edge England in thriller after controversial Jason Roy dismissal

Liam Dawson hit a four the ball before, but couldn't repeat as South Africa struck back in the three-game series. Roy, who endured a disappointing Champions Trophy, played himself back into form with some well-timed drives and became the first player on either side to reach a half-century when he launched Tabraiz Shamsi into the Sir Ian Botham Stand for six. Read More »

Johnson sees big things for Ball

Do you see that smile? You do if you're Magic. The expected ship date for the shoes is February 10, just ahead of the year's NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Los Angeles. Would D'Angelo Russell and Lonzo Ball have been able to make something work? As a pretty quiet person, Ball doesn't ever seem to be phased by the talk surrounding him. Read More »

Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft

Fultz, Simmons and another recent Sixers high draft pick, Joel Embiid , form a promising young trio that could allow Philadelphia to rise from the lower depths of the league. "How can you not respect it?". Eat them while you can, Markelle! It is not just words. "I think our games could help each other out a lot". Fultz now joins a young core which includes 2016 No. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' first expansion draft

We were ready for what transpired in the expansion draft , and our strategy seemed to work really well. Glass is obviously hoping to change that. Portland Winterhawks center Cody Glass is the first draft pick in Las Vegas Golden Knights' history. Read More »

Bulls send Jimmy Butler to Wolves; Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn to Chicago

The Bulls selected 6'11 center Justin Patton of Creighton with the No. 16 overall pick, sending him to Minnesota. It probably means this is going to be a long, painful process. The thing about Markkanen, the top-rated global player in this draft out of Finland, is that he's a legitimate 7'0, and as such he did average 7.0 rebounds a game at Arizona a year ago. Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights select NHL veterans in expansion draft

Consider that in a so-called good draft a team hopes to select three future National Hockey League players - at least that's how general managers gauge success. The NHL's 31st franchise ended up picking 13 on defence, including Methot, the long-time defence partner of Ottawa Senators captain and Norris trophy nominee, Erik Karlsson. Read More »

Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan GP

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Today was obviously a different Sebastian we're seeing", Hamilton said. "I think we, as a team, probably prefer not to talk so much and just get on with it". "But the guys did excellent work". The 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) Baku circuit, which glides through the city's medieval walls and passes the Caspian sea, has F1's fastest top speed and is also one of the trickiest. Read More »

Hamilton takes his 66th pole at Azerbaijan

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Afterwards, the world championship leader accused Hamilton of risky driving - and refused to even acknowledge his rash actions. The safety auto came out three times in quick succession before a red flag stopped the race on lap 22 of 51 because debris littered the track. Read More »

Hamilton takes Azerbaijan pole

The German driver, a four-time Formula One world champion, accused Hamilton of deliberately slowing down in front of him while the Briton was leading the race in Baku . On lap 12 Verstappen's Red Bull is smoking and he is dropping down the order with an engine problem. Further chaos unfolded when Daniil Kvyat stopped, his Toro Rosso having lost all electrical power on lap eight. Read More »

Fultz exposes Sixers for what they are: A team doing it right

Who do they have to thank for all this young talent? If the Sixers don't extend Embiid by the start of the season, he would play the 2017-18 campaign for $6.1 million and then they could make him a restricted free agent with an $8 million million qualifying offer. Read More »

Gatland: Johnny Sexton has his mojo back, but needs more rugby

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O'Mahony follows Sam Warburton, Ken Owens and Alun Wyn Jones in leading the 2017 Lions in what has been billed the "4th Test". The Lions have struggled for consistency in the first four games of their 10-match tour, with Tuesday's 23-22 loss to the Otago Highlanders coming three days after they had strangled the Canterbury Crusaders into submission. Read More »

Bulls GM compared to 'drug dealer' after terrible trade

It's important to understand that Butler is an unbelievably valuable National Basketball Association asset. What has become lost is the fact that Timberwolves' coach Tom Thibodeau seldom plays rookies. Lauri Markkanen reacts after being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the seventh pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Steph Curry doesn't want to visit the White House

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Usually, the National Basketball Association champions are invited to the White House to meet the president, an event that tends to take place at some point during the following season. The Warriors visited the White House following their 2015 Finals win when Barack Obama was the President. However, more than a few members of the team have been openly critical of Trump since he was elected in November. Read More »

Hamilton third in final practice as Vettel has mechanical woes in Baku

In the one lap dash after the qualifying session resumed, Hamilton managed to jump his teammate and take pole. "Lewis with his lap, I've never seen anything like it", Lauda told Sky F1 . The top ten comprised of Hamilton, Verstappen, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Kvyat, Vettel, Bottas, Ocon, Perez and Massa. Chasing his second career pole, Bottas was also disappointed. Read More »

Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3

Colangelo orchestrated a blockbuster trade that became finalized on Monday. But we knew that already, just as we know that the Sixers will select University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz No. He wrote "Be Ready ..." "He's super explosive. He's super talented". I think this is somebody they really wanted and stepped up to get. The 19-year-old point guard had 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals a game for the Bruins last season. Read More »

Australia 2 Germany 3

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Leno was at fault for both of Australia's goals. Much of Germany's threat came from the right flank, where Brandt and Joshua Kimmich were given space to unsettle Australia . In the second half it took just three minutes for Germany to make it 3-1 as Goretzka once again raced free and this time he finished calmly at the near post to make it 3-1. Read More »

The Russian team lost to Mexico and left the confederations Cup

With both teams finishing group play on seven points, Portugal advances as the victor of Group A due to its superior goal advantage. He may reject the moniker of "long ball" football, but when one watches New Zealand it looks nothing less than hoofing it up to Chris Wood and Marco Rojas, who very rarely maintain possession from these passes. Read More »

Boston Celtics Draft Pick Jayson Tatum Addresses Media

And if his game lives up to the hype as he develops over the years, the Celtics could have something special down the road. "It was a dream come true just to be drafted, and to be drafted by the best franchise in National Basketball Association history, I'm excited to be here", said Tatum shortly after he showed off his No. Read More »

Perron among unprotected Blues for National Hockey League expansion draft

Along with that possibility, it's important to note that this team is still limited to plucking one player from each roster, although there are hypothetical scenarios where they might yield creative combinations via trades. "With the expansion process upcoming, it forces you to make some decisions", Coyotes GM John Chayka said . "And what's best for our team is keeping the player, so that's how we measure things". Read More »

Federer crushes Zverev to clinch ninth Halle title

The Basilea idol obtained a 66 percent of effectiveness with his first serve, gaining 71 percent of almost all his points. Racing forward, Zverev slipped, stumbled and fell flat on his back with his feet tangled up in net as Federer trotted over to check on his fallen foe. Read More »

Ronaldo confident ahead of Confederations Cup semifinals

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It played two very good games. "I don't see why they can not go on and win this tournament ", the English coach said. In the first round of the competition, they defeated New Zealand 2: 0, but in the match with the Portuguese have never been struck even at the gate goal rivals, deservedly losing 0: 1. Read More »

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against the Maori All Blacks

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Head coach Gatland insisted the Lions had the scrum under control heading into the Dunedin contest, only for the Highlanders to bulldoze a late set-piece and sink the tourists. "If he's not involved in the first Test because of the performance on Saturday night he will fully understand that". Looking at the back three that started against the Crusaders, Anthony Watson comes in for Liam Williams on the wing while George North and Leigh Halfpenny keep their places. Read More »

Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft

The Bulls wound up with Kris Dunn , Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen in the deal. In recent years, Wojnarowski has become well known for breaking the news of most draft picks, often minutes before the announcement is made on television. Read More »

Hamilton claims pole with stunning late lap

Hamilton dominated Q1 and Q2, by half a second over Verstappen in the former, by a couple of tenths over Bottas in the latter. With a lap around the Baku track taking just over one minute and 40 seconds, beating Bottas' time was going to be tough. Read More »

LaVar Ball Remains Unbothered As Son Lonzo Gets Drafted by LA Lakers

If Russell shines in Brooklyn, LA will have to rue in what could've been and could be one of those "James Harden" trades. "I don't think there's one thing you can learn from him". "The right people are in charge". Th 19-year-old launched his Lakers career on Friday. The Lakers still have another bad contract in Luol Deng to get rid of. Read More »

Jayson Tatum Goes 3rd Overall To Celtics

More than ever, he's the heavy favorite to get his wish to play for his hometown team. The Boston Celtics took Duke small forward Jayson Tatum with the No. All things being equal, he has shown time and again that he will not play the absolutely win-now card, but rather err on the side of players who have more ahead of them than behind them. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Vettel penalised

Accepting responsibility for his qualifying result, Vettel said, "In the end, I was alone and had no tow in the last sector". Canadian teenager Lance Stroll of Montreal qualified eighth. But it is good, even if sometimes it can be hard. Today we probably didn't get everything right but its part of the game. I don't have a problem with him it was just one incident which was wrong and if I got penalised then he should have got penalised. Read More »

NBA Draft Winners, Losers: Analyzing Best, Worst Of Crazy Two Rounds

The first seven picks of the draft entered as college freshman and 18-year-old Frenchman Frank Ntilikina was taken by the New York Knicks with the eighth choice. "The NBA draft is so important because it changes the lives of so many young men across America and the world", he tells Newsbeat. Embiid will certainly join them in the starting lineup, and probably Robert Covington as well, though both are coming off meniscus tears and will be monitored closely. Read More »

Hamilton pips Bottas to take 66th pole in Azerbaijan

Hamilton appeared to stop his vehicle right in front of Vettel , causing Vettel to collide into him. Bottas, who set that top speed of 370 kph (230 mph) in last year's inaugural race, struggled on Turn 10 and barely managed to avoid any contact with the barriers. Read More »

Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

Meanwhile, LaVine is an enticing, improving talent, but he's coming off ACL surgery and who knows how that will change his game. Fox and Kentucky got the best of Ball and UCLA in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on March 24, with Ball erupting for 39 points and holding Ball to 10 in the Wildcats' 86-75 victory. Read More »