Sport 76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft
Author: 0 76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

Starting point guard Jrue Holiday is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and New Orleans traded his backup, Tim Frazier, to Washington on Wednesday for the 52nd pick in the draft . "Once I heard my name called it was like God calling me", he said. "They're all supportive, and like I said, I'm just truly blessed to be in this position".

Sport UW's Markelle Fultz is top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
Author: 0 UW's Markelle Fultz is top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft

The Sixers are already in position to draft Fultz number one, and Markelle has definitely expressed deep interest in coming to Philadelphia, especially in the last three or four days. Expect the Maryland bred point guard be a major asset into the "trust the process" movement Joel Embiid has started as he rounds up a core of young talents as he joins Ben Simmons , Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.

Author: 0 KU's Jackson headlines group of athletic forwards in NBA Draft

According to ESPN Insider Chad Ford, Jackson won't work out for Boston unless they commit that they're keeping the third overall pick on Thursday night (acquired Monday from the 76ers in a swap for the No. McMenamin reported Tatum already had a private workout with the team. "It could, it may or may not", he said. The Celtics have, however, worked out Duke's Jayson Tatum on two separate occasions.

Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to...Tom Brady?

Forgive me for having to type such hyperbole as LaVar Ball and marketing genius in the same sentence, but you gotta tip your overpriced Big Baller Brand hat to LaVar for not only talking it into actual existence, but using a form of stealth marketing in dropping BBB's new Laker-colored sneakers for only $495 dollars of course.

Author: 0 Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

The 2017 draft was a record-setting night for freshmen. The first seven players chosen in the NBA Draft on Thursday night were freshmen. The choice of Fultz fits in nicely with Philadelphia's rebuilding programme. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins. Meanwhile, Harden has averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds last season.

Author: 0 Liverpool new sign-on Mohamed Salah wants to win trophies

I really want to win something for this club ", Salah told Liverpool's website . I have a lot of experience from three clubs. "We have a great team and very good players". He said: "I'm very excited to be here". 'Yes, always [I have a point to prove]. The transfer could eventually reach €50m if add-ons, structured around the performance of the player and Liverpool , are achieved.

Sport Stephen Donald to lead Chiefs into Lions' den
Author: 0 Stephen Donald to lead Chiefs into Lions' den

Lions boss Warren Gatland has vowed to protect the potential squad for Saturday's first All Blacks Test by keeping the brunt of that 23 out of the firing line against the Chiefs on Tuesday . Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones and Scotland winger Tommy Seymour are among the reserves which may indicate they retain some chance of making the test lineup as replacements .

Sport As expected, Blake Griffin reportedly opted out of contract with Clippers
Author: 0 As expected, Blake Griffin reportedly opted out of contract with Clippers

The last time Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin was involved in a public recruitment during National Basketball Association free agency, Griffin tweeted a picture of a chair barricading a door as members of the Clippers organization attempted to keep DeAndre Jordan from signing with the Mavericks two summers ago.

Sport Connor McDavid wins Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP
Author: 0 Connor McDavid wins Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP

He was the only NHLer to hit the 100-point plateau and only the fifth player in the last 20 years to pot at least 30 goals and 70 assists in one season - joining Lemieux, Crosby, Jaromir Jagr and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby finished second for both awards. The two-way Bruins star beat out Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and joined Bob Gainey as the only players to win the Selke four times.

Author: 0 Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi had a tax-related trial previous year. However, the deal must be formally processed in a hearing before a judge. Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of a plea bargain for tax evasion in January 2016 while teammate Lionel Messi received a 21-month jail term last summer after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud.

Sport England under-21s see off Poland to reach semifinals
Author: 0 England under-21s see off Poland to reach semifinals

They fell behind to a Slovakia side who had already defeated hosts Poland in their opening group fixture when Martin Chrien superbly headed home from an Albert Rusniak corner midway through the first half. When you have a team like that, one that has got momentum and keeps clean sheets, you have got half a chance". Two expertly delivered corners from the impressive James Ward-Prowse nearly led to another breakthrough as first Nathaniel Chalobah and then Mawson forced Jakub Wrabel ...

Sport India arrests villagers for cheering Pakistan cricketers in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India arrests villagers for cheering Pakistan cricketers in Champions Trophy

In scenes mirroring images from Kashmir Valley, a group of people here celebrated Pakistan's Champions Trophy win over India on Sunday by raising pro-Pak slogans and bursting firecrackers at public places. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 million ($95,378) for every Champions Trophy winning team member and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has offered Rs 1 million ($9,537) to each member of the squad.

Author: 0 Celtics trade No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick to 76ers

Boston gets the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft from Philadelphia, plus either a first-rounder in 2018 and 2019. The Celtics only get the Lakers pick if it falls between No. When it comes to Danny Ainge's philosophy as Celtics president of basketball operations, a pretty clear rule has emerged: Whatever nearly every other executive in the league would do, Ainge likely will do the opposite.

Author: 0 Lavar Ball Praises His Sons While Walking Around The Streets Of NYC

The total on how many global players will go in the first round is 4.5. Jackson would be a great addition to the Celtics. The freshman showed astonishing passing ability while orchestrating the UCLA offense, utilizing angles and defensive creases that made him look more like an attacking soccer midfielder than a basketball player.

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln in Spanish tax fraud case

According to El Confidencial , the Paris Saint-Germain winger will plead guilty to two counts of tax fraud whilst at Real Madrid following an agreement between his lawyers and the public prosecutor. Cristiano's winning goal for Portugal in Wednesday's 1-0 Confederations Cup triumph over Russian Federation not only saw him maintain his strike rate of a goal a game this calendar year, but also means the 32-year-old has found the net at every global finals tournament he's played in: the ...

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz; Celts draft Duke's Tatum

Playing alongside Ben Simmons, Fultz should give Philadelphia another creative player off the dribble, as well as a shooter and athlete to pair with Simmons, who is expected to do a lot of ballhandling despite being 6-foot-10. Known for his all-round offensive ability and athleticism, Fultz starred in his lone year at the University of Washington , averaging 23 points per game, along with more than five rebounds and five assists.

Sport Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz
Author: 0 Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

David Ortiz's number is being retired at Fenway Park. Himself a fan favorite in New England, Edelman tweeted out a photo of the David Ortiz street sign and offered up some encouragement on Friday. "This city got me to where I am". He helped the club win three World Series titles, including their first in 86 years in 2004. Ortiz belted 483 career homers with the Red Sox, a total that trails only Williams (521) on the franchise's all-time list.

Author: 0 Why Celtics are holding a grudge against Josh Jackson

The Celtics and 76ers had agreed on the parameters of a deal on Saturday night after Philadelphia held a workout with point guard Markelle Fultz , who will become the fourth No. "I'm going to have some custom-made shoes that I think nobody ever had before". As for the popular notion that the Lakers dealing guard D'Angelo Russell to the Nets was a precursor to taking him, Ball replied, "That's just how it works".

Author: 0 Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

The 54-year-old already settled a previous claim against him in 2014 which resulted in a penalty of €1.15 m, but tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said. The footballer's release clause at his current team is Euro one billion. His expression to leave Madrid has opened potential moves to Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Author: 0 Solar border wall was 'my idea,' Trump says

We are thinking about building a wall as a solar wall. Is that good? You are the first group I've told that to. Mr Trump says that Mexico will pay for it eventually. Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto has repeatedly refused to pay for the wall, and the president's comments may have sounded like a pivot on the wall's financing.

Sport Nicol: Southampton
Author: 0 Nicol: Southampton "Cheeky" over Van Dijk Complaint

The Merseyside giants officially apologised to the Saints and ended their interest in Van Dijk but it seems the defender could still leave St. Mary's Stadium this summer. He said: "Players and their agents hold all the power these days and if he says he won't kick another ball for Southampton and demands a move, it will happen".

Author: 0 David Griffin's Ask For More Money, Power Upset Cavs Owner

James isn't shy about expressing his feelings and he eloquently ripped Gilbert and offered his appreciation for Griffin in a tweet Monday night after the "mutual" parting with the 47-year old executive that constructed the 2016 National Basketball Association championship and three-time conference championship team.

Sport PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence
Author: 0 PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence

Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao - on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid - and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid .

Author: 0 Edmonton's McDavid named MVP as Vegas Knights take shape

Connor McDavid was the big victor at Wednesday's NHL Awards, becoming the third player to win in league history Hart Trophy before turning 21. Connor McDavid , the National Hockey League's only 100-point player in 2016-17 - and hockey's next iconic superstar - was awarded his first Hart Trophy as "the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team".

Sport Belmont Stakes Wide Open As Favorites Pull Out
Author: 0 Belmont Stakes Wide Open As Favorites Pull Out

Also, here's a look at the latest odds and post positions . If there were an award for a grinder in this Triple Crown , it would have to go to the Steve Asmussen-trained Lookin at Lee , who closed impressively for second in the Derby and took fourth in the Preakness in a race that never really suited his closing style.

Sport Lonzo Ball rocks $495 new Lakers colorway ZO2 sneakers after being drafted
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball rocks $495 new Lakers colorway ZO2 sneakers after being drafted

Picking Ball, despite his shortcomings, would be a smart move. "I want to stay home". If nothing house, the Ball family patriarch is that. Pelinka added, "Listen, there can be a sense of bravado with some of the media stuff, but when you get to see the heart of a person and how they treat others, I think that's when you really get to know them".

Author: 0 26 picks into the NBA draft, no seniors selected

His brain works differently than not just from most basketball players, but most people. The program won 28 games last season, which, incredibly, was nearly triple the total of the season before. The Sixers believe Dario Saric and Robert Covington are both vital pieces toward their first playoff berth since 2012 and they hold four second-round picks (36, 39, 46, 50) that can be dangled to sweeten trades, add roster depth or used to draft-and-stash players overseas or in the ...

Sport Ronaldo ordered to appear in court
Author: 0 Ronaldo ordered to appear in court

But tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said. Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. The veteran forward is understood to want to leave Spain and is interested in returning to Manchester United , having become angry about the way he has been treated by Spanish tax authorities.

Sport Cricket Australia sends contract offers to players
Author: 0 Cricket Australia sends contract offers to players

A week before the June 30 deadline for the impasse to be resolved, CA executive general manager Kevin Roberts sent a letter to the ACA with a new offer in a bid to end the stalemate. "CA continues to state that player payments in the upcoming MoU be funded by the revenue already earned by the players from the last MoU". Cricket Australia has listened to feedback from players and has also invited the ACA to explore the flexibility that it is prepared to offer in order to conclude a new ...

Sport Spanish prosecutors charge Jose Mourinho with tax fraud
Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors charge Jose Mourinho with tax fraud

Denis Irwin has claimed Jose Mourinho is the right man for Manchester United - and can inspire the club to a title challenge next season. And he is said to have been accused of two offences relating to tax fraud. It will be up to a judge to decide whether to take Mourinho to court. Prosecutors accuse the Portugal global of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate.

Sport Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft
Author: 0 Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington , excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. 3 pick this season for Markelle Fultz straight up. Fultz's five games with 30 or more points are the most in a single season in UW history, and he also broke the single season scoring record for a UW freshman with 579 points.

Sport Villanova's Josh Hart happy with how his NBA Draft night turned out
Author: 0 Villanova's Josh Hart happy with how his NBA Draft night turned out

It is also very clear that they feel he is a player they can build a team around that can compete for many years to come. Never change, Joel. Never change. And down here, we'll bury LaVar's rant about his son taking the Lakers to the playoffs in his first season. He led the nation in assists (7.7) while turning the Bruins into the highest-scoring team in Division I basketball.

Sport White Rock's Jason Garrison selected by Vegas in National Hockey League expansion draft
Author: 0 White Rock's Jason Garrison selected by Vegas in National Hockey League expansion draft

The Golden Knights also announced additional acquisitions of a handful of veterans and free agents, including Anaheim defenseman Shea Theodore and Florida forward Reilly Smith. The Golden Knights were coerced into selecting unproven goalie J.F. Berube from the Islanders and, in a side deal, took the Islanders first-round pick in the 2017 draft, their second-round pick in the 2019 draft and prospect Jake Bischoff .

Author: 0 Nuggets in talks on Jimmy Butler deal with Bulls

They gave up a rising star in LaVine, who is coming off of a torn ACL and Dunn, last year's No. 5 overall pick in addition to the lottery pick this year. Patton is a 6-foot-11 forward who was the Big East freshman of the year after averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds last season. I've been dreaming about playing in the @NBA forever, this week in NYC has already been fantastic.

Sport Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs
Author: 0 Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

Upon hearing his name called at the NBA Draft in New York , Fultz said, "It was unbelievable really". The team now holds the 23rd selection, but numerous players that appear to have piqued the interest of president Masai Ujiri and Co. "Glory to God and Thank you to everybody who helped me get here", said Ball, who father, LaVar, promised his son would take the Lakers to the playoffs next season.

Sport EU's Barnier Hopes to Remove Brexit Uncertainties as Talks Begin
Author: 0 EU's Barnier Hopes to Remove Brexit Uncertainties as Talks Begin

The two sides have until March 2019 to complete and ratify a deal on the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union after more than four decades of membership and to try to shape a future partnership between Britain and its neighbors. Citizens rights is one of three "baskets" to be dealt with in the first phase of the negotiations which began on Monday. But Mr Soros predicted it would take until as long as 2022 for the Government to secure a favourable trade deal.

Sport Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers
Author: 0 Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers

The 26-year-old Stepan had 17 goals and 38 assists and was a plus-19 for NY during this past regular season; and in his seven seasons on Broadway (515 regular-season contests), the Minnesota native has compiled 128 goals and 232 assists for 360 points, with a career plus/minus rating of plus-109.

Author: 0 76ers already trolling Lonzo and LaVar Ball after No. 2 pick

Former Indiana forward Thomas Bryant was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 42 overall pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday . Everyone on Twitter pretty much thinks it's a lock that LaVar will continue acting like a blowhard and make his presence known at the Draft.

Sport Sixers get Boston's No. 1 pick
Author: 0 Sixers get Boston's No. 1 pick

Jackson's a great defender and Tatum's lateral quickness could prevent him from ever developing into an even average defender. The Knicks reportedly would entertain trade offers for Kristaps Porzingas, the Bulls for Jimmy Butler . He also scored an incredible 30.3 Player Efficiency Rating, among the best in this draft class. The caveats and protections act as a safeguard in case the Sixers get lucky in the lottery so that they don't miss out on a potentially once in a generation talent, ...

Sport After stockpiling picks, Vegas aims to 'draft our way to success'
Author: 0 After stockpiling picks, Vegas aims to 'draft our way to success'

For one night, Vegas became an Ellis Island of sorts for 30 NHL players - refugees and exiles that found a new home in the bright lights of the league's newest big city. Because only the Philadelphia Flyers are still searching for a starter in net, there wasn't the anticipated run on goalies. The reason for this is because defencemen are the NHL's hottest commodity at the moment.

Sport Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
Author: 0 Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

The Lakers also don't appear concerned by LaVar Ball , the family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons. However, the 19-year-old did not entirely earn his draft position and status because of his father yelling into microphones. "Just had a good feeling, and changed them five minutes before when they was on the clock", Lonzo said of the shoes.

Sport Mourinho denies Spanish tax fraud allegations
Author: 0 Mourinho denies Spanish tax fraud allegations

It will now be up to a judge to decide whether the matter should proceed to court. Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011-12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer.

Author: 0 Fabinho admits Manchester United move "tempting"

Mourinho is looking to strengthen the core of his team at Old Trafford this summer as United prepares to compete for the Premier League title and in the Champions League next season. The Spanish hitman has struggled to hold down a regular place in Zinedine Zidane's side since returning to the Bernabeu last summer so it looks like Mourinho is ready to offer him a starring role ahead of next year's World Cup finals.

Author: 0 Trust The Process? 76ers hope so, have the No. 1 pick again

The Utah Jazz then swung a pair of trades, getting the 13th pick , which it used to select Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell, from the Denver Nuggets for forward Trey Lyles and the 24th pick , which Denver used to take Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon.

Sport LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft
Author: 0 LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft

Moments later, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers . Los Angeles went into the draft without a pick. Hall of Famer Jerry West joined Frank and Doc Rivers in the Clippers' war room. Lawrence Frank , the LA Clippers' executive vice president of basketball operations, was adamant Thursday night that All-Star center DeAndre Jordan is not on the trading block.

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand

Ronaldo also skipped his media duties after winning the man of the match award following Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico , claiming he needed to undergo treatment on a knock instead. Defender Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over the bar from the game's final corner in added time. "We have a clear understanding of what we need to do".

Sport LeBron James: What Does David Griffin's Cavaliers Departure Mean For 'The King'?
Author: 0 LeBron James: What Does David Griffin's Cavaliers Departure Mean For 'The King'?

Trade negotiations may prove to be hard for the team this offseason, as well as Gilbert, looks to hand over the reigns to an inexperienced Chauncey Billups while Griffin was highly respected throughout the league. In April, James made clear his thoughts about Griffin's future in an interview with ESPN . Gilbert added that there would be "no announcement at this time related to new leadership of the Cavaliers basketball operations group".

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