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Sport Former Badger Koenig signs with Bucks, Hayes heads to NY
Author: 0 Former Badger Koenig signs with Bucks, Hayes heads to NY

Wilson disappeared on the glass at times and averaged only 5.3 rebounds per game. His uniqueness as a big man who can move inside and out on offense and defense makes him an ideal fit for a team that has a number of those players. He finished third all-time in 3-pointers made for the Cyclones. On draft day, Koenig proclaimed "I'm the best shooter in this year's draft class" and posted a letter on the Players Tribune, detailing why he felt the need to make such a bold claim ahead of ...

Author: 0 It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons , another top draft pick who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 National Basketball Association rookie of the year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric .

Author: 0 Phil Jackson fell in and out of sleep during draft prospect's workout

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News , Jackson was seeking the Celtics' third overall pick in the draft, their Brooklyn first-round pick in 2018, Jae Crowder and the Celtics' No. Phil Jackson picked and believed in Kristaps Porzingis; his best move since taking over in NY. "But as much as we love this guy, we have to do what's good for our club".

Sport 'Really rough and violent': Mexico critical of New Zealand after fiery clash
Author: 0 'Really rough and violent': Mexico critical of New Zealand after fiery clash

Mexico is now topping Group A with four points and will be looking to get the win to emerge as the leaders of the group. "We certainly did not feel nervous, " he said. "We can't play a game of this magnitude being afraid of losing", Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado said. On Saturday, in the final game of the group stage, Osorio must go back to basics.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup opens with flashy artistic performance

If they play with full focus, they will easily defeat New Zealand as it doesn't seem in its form. The All Whites are in Group A along with Portugal , Mexico and hosts Russian Federation, who they play in the tournament's curtain raiser on Sunday (AEST).

Author: 0 Ostapenko Stuns Halep for 1st WTA Title at French Open

Ostapenko, who only celebrated her 20 birthday in the semi-finals became the youngest player to reach the final at the French Open since 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic in 2007, and across the Grand Slams since a 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki reached the 2009 US Open.

Sport Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays
Author: 0 Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays

MILWAUKEE - Eric Sogard had two doubles, scored a pair of runs and prevented a run with a defensive gem in the eighth inning as Milwaukee earned a split of their four-game series against Pittsburgh. Looking at that alarming statistic, suddenly I feel a lot better about the performance of the Blue Jays' bullpen this season. Texas placed RHP Jeremy Jeffress (strained back) on the 10-day DL and called up RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Round Rock.

Sport Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud
Author: 0 Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

Di Maria, 29, played for Madrid between 2010 and 2014, when he joined Manchester United . Still, fans - most notably Manchester United fans - have contemplated how realistic a move could be. through the tax department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations", Gestifute said.

Sport Andre Ward wins rematch against Sergey Kovalev at Mandalay Bay
Author: 0 Andre Ward wins rematch against Sergey Kovalev at Mandalay Bay

Yes, we turned the caption on, to make this more noticeable, since many media are putting this behind, focusing just on Ward's victory. "I just want to kick Ward's ass". Regardless, he said, he plans to not only win the fight but take out his frustrations on Ward . Still, Kovalev was clearly rattled and hurt during that final sequence of punches that stopped the fight, which gave Ward the victory.

Sport NBA Mock Draft 2.0: How Should the First Round Play Out?
Author: 0 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: How Should the First Round Play Out?

Even with the addition of Brook Lopez and quality young players around him, this team might still be a year or so away from contention. The Lakers , of course, finished with the NBA's third-worst record last season, so that'd be quite the monumental achievement.

Author: 0 Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

A record 16 first-year players went overall. But the Sixers dealt Carter-Williams to Milwaukee for a future draft pick, and he's never returned to his freshman year form. Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover got negative national attention for his article on the Sixers' decision to acquire the No. 1 overall pick , presumably to draft Markelle Fultz .

Sport Vegas Golden Knights take forward Cody Glass with 6th pick in draft
Author: 0 Vegas Golden Knights take forward Cody Glass with 6th pick in draft

Watching Fleury take the stage in his new jersey was a familiar face: Sidney Crosby , who played with Fleury since being taken No. 1 in the 2005 NHL Draft . A week ago, Fleury helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win their second straight Stanley Cup . No matter how Cody Glass's National Hockey League career plays out, he'll be forever known as the answer to a Vegas sports trivia question.

Author: 0 Australia vs. Germany in Confed Cup

However, the likes of Julian Draxler , Shkodran Mustafi amd Emre Can could all make an appearance against the Socceroos . "We don't all know how fit we are after a long and hard season", admitted Werner. "The Confed Cup is like a gift for me", said Loew, Germany's coach for more than a decade, in Sunday's press conference in Sochi . "The only way to do that is by playing at this level against the very best and hopefully that composure comes".

Sport Gregorius, Holliday HR, Yanks thump Angels 8-4 to end skid
Author: 0 Gregorius, Holliday HR, Yanks thump Angels 8-4 to end skid

OUR PREDICTION: The Angels have dropped 14 of their last 20 games against the Yankees and are just 17-35 in their last 52 games in NY. NY is 1-7 in their last 8 games against the AL West and 5-2 in Severino's last 7 home starts while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 home games.

Sport Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers
Author: 0 Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

So the Blues gave up a couple picks to get the superior of two players on similar deals. In a separate move shortly after making their first round pick at No. The season before he netted 26 goals. Last season, he played in 67 games and registered 20-42-6. Sundqvist, 23, did not have a point this season in 10 National Hockey League games and two Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Sport Celtics trade No. 1, expect to get man
Author: 0 Celtics trade No. 1, expect to get man

The Bulls would likely be interested in numerous Celtics' assets including the team's No.3 pick this year, the Nets' first round pick next year, the Lakers' first round pick next year, and a few players from the team's core (Brown/Crowder/Marcus Smart/Avery Bradley).

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

There have been a flurry of trades since the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, though most of the moves on draft night were minor. However, Brooklyn traded away their picks which is why Philadelphia got to choose first. With its No. 3 pick, Boston took Jayson Tatum of Duke. Kansas' Josh Jackson ( Phoenix Suns ) and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings) rounded out the top five.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup wide open heading into last group stage match

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the field at the end of the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and Portugal , at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow , Wednesday, June 21, 2017. A flashpoint came midway through the first half when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at the New Zealand coaching staff. Before the game Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio had described the All Whites as "gentlemen" but he bemoaned that 'the game was really rough, almost ...

Sport Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft
Author: 0 Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Just like, well, nearly every year , there was at least one Duke Blue Devil in the lottery and the first round was loaded with players from the University of Kentucky. Fultz was cut from his varsity high school basketball team in his sophomore year , and even though many told him to transfer and not risk missing out on a potential collegiate and pro career, he and his mom chose to stay and prove the doubters wrong.

Author: 0 How to watch the 2017 National Basketball Association draft

Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. Fox, who outscored Ball, 39-10, in an NCAA tournament win over UCLA, had said before the draft he felt he was the best point guard. The Portland Trail Blazers surrendered picks 15 and 20 overall for the right to move up and select Zach Collins from Gonzaga. In the one-and-done era - the ACC had four of them: Duke's Jayson Tatum , Florida State's Jonathan Isaac , N.C.

Author: 0 Celtics announce completion of trade with Sixers

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers made their agreed-upon trade official Monday, a deal that will see the teams swap the Nos. Boston, meanwhile, could potentially own the draft rights to seven first-round selections over the next three seasons.

Author: 0 State of Origin Game Two Recap: Queensland surges late to steal win

The livewire fullback was the Blues' best in Origin I. Behind a pack that is going forward, there is no limit to what he can achieve. "There's no way he could continue, which speaks volumes for the way he played on". The Blues now face the unenviable task of heading up to Suncorp for a Game III decider in hostile territory against a Queensland side with their tails up and ready to send Johnathan Thurston into representative retirement with one last win.

Author: 0 Russia's home advantage crucial in Mexico clash - Cherchesov

Find out what time New Zealand vs Portugal gets underway where you are in the world . "It's true that the camera shows some things I said but (New Zealand's ) assistant coach is responsible for what happened". Mexico brought on Hector Herrera after the interval and piled on the pressure early in the second half, Giovani firing over from a glorious chance after a move that had seen Javier Aquino impressively denied by Stefan Marinovic's sharp save.

Author: 0 This man has visited Disneyland 2000 days in a row

When Reitz, a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder, began his daily visits to the Disneyland Resort in 2012, the resort was preparing to welcome the exciting new Cars Land, in Disney California Adventure park, which opened that summer. "I have memories of riding it with my mom and holding onto my blankie", he said. "I love walking around taking pictures, talking with cast members and guests", he said.

Author: 0 Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft

With the top two picks seemingly locked in with Fultz going No. 1 overall and Lonzo Ball heading to the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, things start to get interesting when Boston goes on the clock with the No. Now, we will have to wait and see if the Lakers use some of what they received from the Nets to attempt to trade for George. Some final planning and discussion remains to be done before the draft Thursday, per team sources , but Ball logged quality time with Lakers president ...

Author: 0 Fleury, Crosby visibly emotional in Vegas following Golden Knights' expansion draft

The Golden Knights sat in a strong position created by the favorable expansion draft terms granted to Foley, who paid a $500 million expansion fee to join the league. Other notable players that Vegas picked included forwards David Perron, Erik Haula and defencemen Jason Garrison , Marc Methot, Clayton Stoner and Trevor van Riemsdyk .

Sport Derek Carr officially signs 5-year, $125 million extension with Raiders
Author: 0 Derek Carr officially signs 5-year, $125 million extension with Raiders

As Levi Damien of SB Nation wrote this week, Jackson isn't likely to get a record-breaking deal such as Carr, who now will become the highest-paid quarterback in the National Football League at about $25 million. So, what is Carr going to do with all of his newfound riches? Jackson, heading into his fourth season, is still just 25 and has been a starter since the first game of his rookie season.

Sport Connor McDavid chosen for National Hockey League 18 cover
Author: 0 Connor McDavid chosen for National Hockey League 18 cover

Him being honored at the NHL Awards after only two years with the league (and at the young age of 20) proves how determined and focused he is about his career. Lady Byng Trophy (awarded to the? most gentlemanly forward): Johnny Gaudreau , Vladimir Tarasenko , Mikael Granlund . As Tortorella predicted, Sergei Bobrovsky became the first multiple Vezina Trophy victor since Boston's Tim Thomas , securing 25 of a possible 29 first-place votes.

Author: 0 76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball

Now with a core of Fultz, Ben Simmons , Dario Saric , and Joel Embiid , Philly is loaded with youth for the future. Fultz's success as an National Basketball Association rookie will ultimately depend upon the availability of both Embiid and Simmons, and if they can stay healthy for the majority of the season.

Sport Chelsea have significantly dropped their asking price for Diego Costa
Author: 0 Chelsea have significantly dropped their asking price for Diego Costa

As widely known, Diego Costa is not part of Conte's plans for the future and the Mirror reports Atletico Madrid have already made contact to take the troublesome striker back to Spain. Lewandowski has just one goal behind striker Dortmund "Borussia" Pierre-Emerick of Forward. According to The Star, Newcastle has seen off competition from French Ligue 1 side Rennes for the 25-year-old Cameroon worldwide, and are also working on an £8.7 million deal for Eibar's French defender Florian ...

Author: 0 Fresh-faced Germans made to sweat in 3-2 win over Australia

Even if for a moment, and even if it was just in the Confederations Cup , Lars Stindl smiling like a child at Christmas as he wheeled away in delight after scoring made him a bit of a tangible hero for long-term Bundesliga fans. With the likes of key midfielders Mesut Ozil and Toni Kroos rested, the pressure falls on 23-year-old captain Draxler. World-class goalkeeper Neuer is recovering from foot surgery, so Bayer Leverkusen's shot-stopper Bernd Leno is tasked with keeping Australia's ...

Author: 0 Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves for big haul including Zach LaVine

Chicago is finalizing a deal to send Jimmy Butler to Minnesota for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and No. 7 pick, league source says. The Wolves took power forward Lauri Markkanen of Arizona for the Bulls with the seventh pick, and the Bulls selected center Justin Patton of Creighton for Minnesota with the 16th pick.

Author: 0 Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku

Lewis Hamilton will arrive in Baku for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with his championship challenge firmly back on track after he reduced the title deficit to Sebastian Vettel with victory in Canada . This was evident when Hamilton qualified P14 for the Monaco Grand Prix , prompting team boss Toto Wolff to admit the 2017 vehicle is "a bit of a diva".

Author: 0 Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft

Q. And what quality of your game makes you, in your opinion, the best player in this draft? Bilas agrees: "I don't see this as an eight-man draft at all". "They can wait to see if Tatum or Johnathan Isaac falls to sixth". He's been injured often in recent years, but is one of the league's most explosive players when healthy.

Sport Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls
Author: 0 Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

If we can do that to the best of our abilities we're going to win some games". Ultimately though, it will be up to the two No. 1 picks on the Wolves' roster to make the trade worthwhile and take the Wolves to the next level. "When you look at it, we came in a year ago, it was about knowing we had to clean up the roster, build assets, and then we had to look for opportunities", said Thibodeau.

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.

Sport Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft
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 ...

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.

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