Author: 0 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

Philadelphia began its rebuilding project - dubbed The Process - in 2013. And the team waited until 2017 for Markelle Fultz . the city of Philadelphia envisions Fultz as the last piece to the roster puzzle to break into post-season play .

Sport GJ Rockies: Sky Sox moving to Pioneer League
Author: 0 GJ Rockies: Sky Sox moving to Pioneer League

There is now no information on what major league franchise they'll be an affiliate of. "I am thrilled to be able to lead the Missions and our fan base into a new era of Professional Baseball in San Antonio", said Yarbrough. On Tuesday, The Elmore Sports Group announced plans to relocate the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox to San Antonio, Texas for the 2019 season, and will move the short season rookie-level Helena Brewers from Helena, Montana, to Colorado Springs.

Sport Dodgers hit 3 more HRs, complete 4-game sweep of Mets
Author: 0 Dodgers hit 3 more HRs, complete 4-game sweep of Mets

The Dodgers' first hit of the game was a solo home run by Justin Turner in the third inning. It was enough for Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores to scold Puig as he rounded the bases, setting off a wave of drama that underscored just how far off course the Mets have veered.

Author: 0 Celtics' Danny Ainge not worried about trading away No. 1 overall pick

The blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers for the first pick in the NBA Draft is now official. "So this was a great opportunity to acquire an impactful asset". "It's really tough in the National Basketball Association to convince a really great player to come to your team if you're not already really good".

Sport Couple Recreates LGBT March on Washington Photo Two Decades Later
Author: 0 Couple Recreates LGBT March on Washington Photo Two Decades Later

The second image shows Cardello, now 54, and English, now 52, recreating the same pose at the Equality March for Unity & Pride in Washington on June 11. Nick Cardello and Kurt English kept away from social media and did not celebrate their love like any normal couple because they thought it might offend people's sensibilities but later on realized that it was another way of being in the closet.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Webber's best years didn't come for the Warriors, as he forced a trade at the start of his second National Basketball Association season because of a conflict with coach Don Nelson. Butler had always been rumored to be on the move, with Chicago stuck between contention and re-building. "It's great to see the fan base rewarded for some really tough times over the past several seasons".

Author: 0 Quickstepping Ostapenko a woman in a hurry

The French Open title is the first WTA tour win of Ostapenko's career, making her the first woman in four decades to win her first career title in a Grand Slam event. She said: "I knew Simona is a great player and she was playing great". Fear just does not seem to come into her vocabulary and the way she plays - the all-or-nothing style, going for broke, no matter what the situation - has such simplicity that it means there is no reason she can't repeat it next time she finds herself ...

Author: 0 Prince George's Co.'s Markelle Fultz #1 pick in NBA Draft

But how far will the Lakers take the deal? Hosted by Schanowski, along with featured analysts Gill, Perdue, and Goodwill, In the Loop Prime will dive into detailed discussion surrounding the Bulls' first and second round picks, along with showcasing podium moment highlights featuring the new Bulls rookies from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, an overview of every trade made throughout the evening, plus - a live interview with a Bulls front office executive from the Advocate Center.

Sport Lions shine in Chiefs victory
Author: 0 Lions shine in Chiefs victory

The first string have the look of a strong unit about them, and you would back them against most teams, but they are playing the best, and the task of putting all of the various elements together to come out with a successful result against New Zealand is a daunting one.

Sport Sabres New Uniforms Revealed
Author: 0 Sabres New Uniforms Revealed

In case you missed it, the National Hockey League unveiled all 31 of its new Adidas uniforms . The new home uniform also includes Iron Range Red stripes on the sleeves and socks, and the numbers on the back of the jersey are outlined in Iron Range Red.

Sport Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love
Author: 0 Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love

So says ESPN's Brian Windhorst , who broke the news Thursday that the Cavs' pursuit of Indiana Pacers star Paul George and/or Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler was fruitless. He said he'd rather stay with the Chicago Bulls . Irving averaged 25.9 points, 5.3 assists, and about three rebounds a game in the latest postseason, with 38-point and 40-point performances during the NBA Finals.

Author: 0 Magic draft Florida State's Isaac with sixth overall pick

The University of North Florida has been denied millions of dollars in state funds for the second straight year.UNF is one of three schools that will miss out on a share of the $245 million appropriation from the state. Isaac, a 6 foot 10 inch forward, started in 32 games last season as a freshman at FSU and averaged 12 points per game. "I know that the new people in charge are used to winning and they are used to turning programs around and I just want to be a part of that".

Sport 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft
Author: 0 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

The 2017 NBA Draft was billed as a marquee event, and it did not disappoint. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the trade hasn't been announced, says New Orleans received Jackson, the 31st overall choice in the National Basketball Association draft, in exchange for the Pelicans' 40th overall draft choice and cash.

Author: 0 Nate Diaz's former agency files lawsuit over contract dispute

Friedman filed the lawsuit in the Dallas District Court. The agency claims it negotiated on behalf of Diaz a total of four fights, including both contests against McGregor previous year. According to the lawsuit, the relationship between Diaz and Ballengee soured right after they inked the deal for UFC 202. According to the lawsuit, the Diaz brothers encouraged a third UFC fighter, female bantamweight Leslie Smith , to sign with The Ballengee Group in 2015.

Sport Johnathan Thurston out for the season
Author: 0 Johnathan Thurston out for the season

Thurston , who is stranded on 299 NRL games, will miss at least six months - including a potential Origin fairytale and end-of-season World Cup - to fix a damaged rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Thurston said he had originally hoped the injury was just a cork, before scans on Thursday revealed the worst. "[The team's] first thought was for "JT" to make sure he's alright and the injury comes next", the coach said.

Sport Neal goes to Las Vegas in expansion draft
Author: 0 Neal goes to Las Vegas in expansion draft

In addition to the 30 selections, one from each NHL team, the Golden Knights picked up two additional first-round draft picks for this weekend's NHL Entry Draft in Chicago and will have a total of 12 picks for the seven rounds. Las Vegas will be the sixth stop on the NHL circuit for Schlemko, who will be entering his 10th season in the league next fall. Early Sunday morning, the NHL's newest team, the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, posted a picture of the Statue of Liberty on Twitter ...

Author: 0 Lakers GM Rob Pelinka compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady

It started with a subtle black logo on Lonzo Ball's black bow tie, but became more pronounced after Ball was taken No. 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers . "But if I can come halfway short of him, you know it's going to be good". He also got to unveil Lonzo Ball's ugly new ZO2: SHO'TIME edition sneakers .

Author: 0 Splash! Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves

Let's start here. They got a potential perennial All-Star in exchange for a 2-guard who plays the same position as their now-third best player ( Andrew Wiggins ), Dunn, who looked borderline unplayable at times last season, and a move back of nine spots.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft

Not only do fans get to follow along as front offices determine the future of the National Basketball Association, but 60 players get to have their dream of hearing their name called on draft night come true. Tatum averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Blue Devils. The team has been in need of a go-to scorer and can not head into next season relying on Joel Embiid when it is unclear how many games he will play.

Author: 0 McPhee Comments On Teams' Protected Lists, May Be Limited By Positions

The week is shaping up to be a very busy one and it all kicks off with the Expansion Draft. Vegas must select 30 players, one from each contributing team. The unprotected list includes players eligible to become restricted or unrestricted free agents. Even when you put previous expansion fees into today's dollars, those other teams paid a pittance to join the Board of Governors' annual croquet match.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko Pulls A Thrilling Upset To Win The French Open

Ostapenko had the advantage going into the third, but Halep showed her resiliency by jumping out to a 3-1 lead. But she was unfazed, hitting 54 winners in a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory to become the first Latvian ever to win a grand slam singles crown.

Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

The Chicago Bulls have drafted Arizona Wildcats forward Lauri Markkanen with the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . LaVine, a two-time slam dunk champion, averaged 18.3 points in 47 games last season. Given Butler's standing as a top-15 talent in the league and the kind of tough, experienced, two-way player that Thibodeau has said the team needs if it is going to end a 13-year playoff drought next season, the Bulls would likely command a significant package of ...

Sport Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick
Author: 0 Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick

The Kings also selected Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox with the No. 5 pick in this year's draft. On the opposite end of the height spectrum is the 6-foot-3 Fox, who clocks in as the fastest player in the draft and was favored over Ball by some teams at the National Basketball Association combine, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

Author: 0 Spurs select Buffs G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft

League sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright that the Spurs , who owned the 29th pick and the 59th overall selection in the draft, wanted to trade up and nab a top prospect for a change and has offered Aldridge in return.

Author: 0 Mexico defeat New Zealand 2-1 — FIFA Confederation Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early victor as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday to go top of Group A and spoil Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's 100th cap. "I'm just so pleased to be playing for my favourite team", the 140-cap veteran added. Is the New Zealand vs Portugal game online? "I feel joy for the whole team and for having helped them win".

Sport Team New Zealand go 3-nil up on Oracle
Author: 0 Team New Zealand go 3-nil up on Oracle

Mentally, the guys seem to operate better under high pressure.”. But asked point blank if Team USA have a second boat, Spithill would neither confirm nor deny. When travelling at up to 30 knots upwind, with 50+ knots of apparent wind over the deck, this makes a major difference. They held an advantage of nearly two minutes with one leg to go in the opening race, but lost momentum when they dropped off their foils gybing before recovering to lead Oracle across the line and wipe out the ...

Sport Germans show Confed Cup potential with win over Aussies
Author: 0 Germans show Confed Cup potential with win over Aussies

They took the lead when Vidal rose above two defenders to power home a header in the 81st minute from a ideal assist by Alexis Sanchez, who had been ruled out of the starting line-up through injury but came on early in the second half. Germany conceded two goals in a game for the first time since Euro 2016. It may have only been a friendly, but when the sides last met in 2015, the German's needed to rely on a late Lukas Podolski goal to salvage a 2-2 draw in Monchengladbach.

Sport Ward can 'outbox' Joshua - Hunter
Author: 0 Ward can 'outbox' Joshua - Hunter

Ward remains undefeated in 32 fights and told Max Kellerman of HBO after the fight that he is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. "But when you are facing a great fighter you have to raise your game to the next level". Could be Ward's craftiness played a role, as well as all the holding, about which Kovalev's promoter Kathy Duva afterward said, "The ref (Robert Byrd) wasn't doing his job".

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Women's semifinal to take centrestage today

I love to play here, I love you guys, you're wonderful. "I was always playing aggressive and hitting the ball when I (had) a chance". Third seed Halep, looking to become the first Romanian woman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Virginia Ruzici in 1978, benefited from her Czech opponent's clumsiness in the first set before Pliskova rediscovered her touch.

Sport Pacers in no rush to complete Paul George trade
Author: 0 Pacers in no rush to complete Paul George trade

He would mark the Lakers' first potential free-agent signing since striking out in recent years in retaining their own (Dwight Howard , Pau Gasol) and enticing star players ( LeBron James , Carmelo Anthony , LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, Greg Monroe, Kevin Durant).

Sport LaVar Ball guarantees Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs next season
Author: 0 LaVar Ball guarantees Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs next season

Most reports are indicating that the 76ers plan to nab Markelle Fultz , the former Washington Huskies guard. While the data will be skewed toward players who have been in the National Basketball Association longer, the general trend seems clear: the value of draft picks declines among the first ten picks and then levels off to the point where anything after Pick 10 is a relative crap shoot.

Sport Liverpool Reject Napoli Bid For Alberto Moreno
Author: 0 Liverpool Reject Napoli Bid For Alberto Moreno

Liverpool are open to using Alberto Moreno in a swap deal for Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam , according to reports in Italy. And it could well be that they return for the Naples club's current first-choice left-back, Algeria global Ghoulam.

Author: 0 Nadal beats Wawrinka Wins 10th French Open title

In a facebook post announcing his withdrawl from the tournament, Nadal wrote, "I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able play Queen's next week". Said Federer: "An incredible 10th title at Roland Garros for Rafael Nadal - that will never happen again". The Spaniard of course missed the grass season entirely a year ago due to his wrist problems.

Author: 0 Portugal claim Confederations Cup win over Russia

We played against a team playing at home with a home crowd, a team that pressured us but we were better. Ronaldo let his football do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Mexico .

Sport Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick
Author: 0 Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick

There were reports last season from ESPN .com's Marc Stein and Chad Ford that team president and coach Tom Thibodeau was interested in acquiring Butler, who developed into an All-Star under him in Chicago and has been dangled by the Bulls to multiple teams for the previous year.

Sport Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico turned down Keylor Navas
Author: 0 Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico turned down Keylor Navas

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez appeared last night to kill off talk of bidding for Manchester United's Spain global keeper David de Gea . Either way, Marca believes that Real Madrid shouldn't have many problems closing a record deal with Monaco once the player has made it clear that he wants to move to the Bernabeu.

Author: 0 What the Celtics Could Offer for Paul George

Dr. Roto recaps his Top 10 picks to hear their names called tonight. There's been some buzz about Boston trading yet again, this time to acquire Jimmy Butler, and in somewhat of a Cold War arms race, the Lakers are now reportedly discussing a trade for Paul George .

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Real Madrid did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits".

Sport Ladbrokes Loses Deal After FA Cuts Ties With All Betting Sponsors
Author: 0 Ladbrokes Loses Deal After FA Cuts Ties With All Betting Sponsors

Driven by FA chairman Greg Clarke , the decision was reached after a three-month review of the governing body's links to the betting industry. "We would like to thank Ladbrokes for both being a valued partner over the previous year and for their professionalism and understanding about our change of policy around gambling", said Glenn.

Author: 0 Nadal skips Queen's event to recover for Wimbledon

The 31-year-old Spaniard has had a hugely successful clay season, claiming a record 10th French Open crown on Sunday to earn a 15th Grand Slam title. However, the most important thing is being one of the top four seeds (especially with Roger Federer's seed now unknown) and it is unlikely he loses that distinction.

Author: 0 Mercedes more united than ever - Hamilton

There was no talk of underdogs at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes to a first one-two finish of the season in a flawless response to Ferrari's Monaco domination. Shortly afterwards, Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz tangled with Haas' Romain Grosjean on the curving straight between Turns Two and Three. It was a close battle a year ago between us and I can only imagine that it's going to be pushing all the way to the end.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico dumps New Zealand

New Zealand's head coach Anthony Hudson played down the incident. "Overall I am really proud and I am really disappointed, our players deserved more". Peralta completed Mexico's comeback in the Fisht Stadium by meeting Javier Aquino's cutback and sweeping a shot past goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic. At the other end, Wood squandered a one-on-one with Talavera and moments later Mexico were level.

Author: 0 Abhinav Bindra reacts on Twitter on Kumble's Resignation

Another important revelation was that the Chief Advisory Committee, which includes Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, didn't immediately approve Kumble's extension. Gavaskar said the episode would send out the wrong message as the Indian board set about finding Kumble's successor. Shukla stressed Kohli would not be expected to have any input in finding Kumble's successor.

Sport Real Madrid president downplays Ronaldo's exit talk
Author: 0 Real Madrid president downplays Ronaldo's exit talk

The future of all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez has, however, been thrown into doubt, although Perez said Real has not started conducting their business yet. I'll tell you if he was born to play for Madrid or not. "Cristiano is one more player who is completely motivated to help Portugal as he has always done", Pepe said.

Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

All it took, in the end, was a few nice words in public from Real's de facto plutocrat, mixed with a few private assurances that these tax allegations won't touch him, I'm sure, to convince the forward to stay. Ronaldo denies the accusations and is said to be considering a transfer away from Spain. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes.

Author: 0 Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome

He will become a restricted free agent next summer. They're hoping a better team will convince him to re-sign, and GM Garth Snow has been aggressive in making that happen. The Islanders selected Strome with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft. Eberle , 27, played in all 82 games last season. Strome , 23, has one year left on his deal with a cap hit of $2.5 million.

Author: 0 Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

So, somebody said 'Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?' I said, 'Because that's the kind of thinking we want, ' " Trump said , adding that Cohn and other multimillionaires in his Cabinet had to "give up a lot" in taking administration jobs, going from "massive paydays to peanuts".

Sport For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career
Author: 0 For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career

Dallas will hire Ntilikina's former Strasbourg coach Vincent Collet for their Summer League team. While the Knicks have sent scouts overseas to watch Ntilikina, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Walsh travelled to Europe this past weekend to meet the 18-year-old guard.

Sport BCCI to receive $405 mn from ICC's revenue
Author: 0 BCCI to receive $405 mn from ICC's revenue

Finally, it was decided that BCCI will receive USD 112 million dollars more than the original amount. The deal came after India protested a decision in April to divide revenues more equitably among members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) - a move which would have cost the Indian cricket board a large chunk of its funding over the next eight years.

Sport Indian convicted of spying seeks pardon from Pakistan
Author: 0 Indian convicted of spying seeks pardon from Pakistan

According to Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the official spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces, Jadhav seems to have appealed to the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for clemency. However, India maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy. The Indian serving Naval officer was apprehended from Mashkel region of Balochistan on March 3, 2016.

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