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Author: 0 NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

The Celtics also took Kadeem Allen out of Arizona with the No. 53 overall pick. Teams are assigned picks largely based on their win record in the previous season. Washington's second-round pick, the 52nd overall, was traded Wednesday night to the New Orleans Pelicans for backup guard Tim Frazier. The Knicks selected Frank Ntilikina out of France with the No.

Sport Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Author: 0 Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

The Lakers sent Russell and Russian center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma , the 27th pick in the draft, out of Utah. "That will make it more challenging a little bit, but I think that every top draft pick that comes in has a target on their back", Walton said. Right after Lonzo was selected by Los Angeles, Ball, as usual, had something to say.

Sport Queensland overrun NSW to claim Game II
Author: 0 Queensland overrun NSW to claim Game II

The Blues crumbled mentally thereafter, throwing any semblance of a sensible game-plan out the window in a mistake-riddled final 25 minutes. " You've got a player out there who couldn't pick his arm up off the ground, and they didn't target him, his side of the field, or go at the defenders either side ".

Sport 76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands
Author: 0 76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands

Fultz , the former University of Washington point guard, averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games in his only collegiate season. They acquired the pick from the Celtics on Monday and gave Boston the No. 3 choice. He did manage to create a buzz. Magic Johnson made a decision to stay home and drafted Lonzo Ball from out of UCLA with the #2 pick.

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

According to a source, the LA Clippers are exerting efforts to land a draft pick, but as for now, they still don't have any, which is why they are more likely to resort to trades. "It's been a while", team president Bryan Colangelo said, pointing toward championship banners hanging in the team's New Jersey complex. "I'm pretty good", Fultz wrote.

Sport Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings
Author: 0 Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired the draft rights to forward Zach Collins from Sacramento in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Jackson and Harry Giles, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

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

Mourinho was accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes while he was Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012. The statement said that the Spanish government, through tax authorities, "issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations".

Sport Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

After 33 minutes of incessant pressure, New Zealand finally buckled, a combination of Tommy Smith and Thomas Doyle dragging down Danilo at a corner to concede a penalty. Getting Sanchez back from injury for the match against Germans proved big, as the Arsenal man scored in the sixth minute. "We played against a team playing at home, with a home crowd, a team that pressured us but we were better", Ronaldo said.

Author: 0 Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims after complaint filed by Spanish prosecutors

Angel Di Maria has agreed a deal with Spain's state prosecutor in which the former Real Madrid forward admits two counts of tax fraud of nearly €1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence. Mourinho was named manager at Manchester United last summer and won the Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield in his first season. In European competition, he has led Porto to a UEFA Cup victory in 2003 and a Champions League triumph in 2004, and also won the ...

Sport Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic, picks in trade with Islanders
Author: 0 Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic, picks in trade with Islanders

That Calgary gave up a largesse of draft picks that is eerily similar to the price paid to Boston for Hamilton two years ago (a first- and two second-round picks), suggests a commensurate value - at least in the eyes of Treliving. After having lost his father Gerry at age 10, Hamonic struck up something called the "Hamonic D Partner Program". "He's well deserving of winning in Vegas the other night", Snow said.

Sport Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan
Author: 0 Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

In late May, he liked a tweet which insinuated that the Lakers drafting UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball would be a bad idea with Russell still on the team. We want to win championships here. The Lakers are thin at bench guards, which could mean Corey Brewer and Hart splitting minutes while Clarkson plays more of a point guard role.

Sport Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's
Author: 0 Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

Marin Cilic has avoided becoming the latest seeded player to exit Queen's, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event. Fourth seed Cilic, victor in 2012, overpowered American teenager Stefan Kozlov 6-0 6-4 while Querrey , who triumphed seven years ago at the west London club, got the better of Australian Jordan Thompson, winning 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-3.

Author: 0 Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

To finish off the trio, they picked up a high risk, high reward combo forward in Harry Giles whose potential could see him become a pure gem pick just like last year's late-round pick, PF Skal Labissiere. In his first Instagram post after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers , the 18-year-old posted an ad to show his excitement about his new team and customized watch.

Sport Mavs get their man in NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr
Author: 0 Mavs get their man in NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

The 19-year-old Smith still showed up to Raleigh with lofty expectations and didn't disappoint, leading all freshman in the Atlantic Coast Conference in points. He led the ACC in assists per game, assist percentage, and points produced per game. Smith also excels in pick-and-roll situations. Since Smith hails from Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, it's no surprise that one of those stars is The Ville's most renowned figure: Jermaine Lamarr Cole.

Sport Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan
Author: 0 Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan

England were the only team with a 100% record in the group stage and had lived up to the tag of pre-tournament favourites. A knock of 43 by opener Jonny Bairstow, recalled in place of the axed Jason Roy, was added to by Root and Morgan, who struck 33, although Ben Stokes's 34 was the only other meaningful contribution.

Author: 0 From Worse to Bad on Health Care

He said Medicaid funding is unfair because states with successful programs receive less money from the federal government than states with failing ones . Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid . "It's not fulfilling the promise to be a more generous bill", said Elaine Couture, CEO of Providence Health Services.

Sport Federer advances to 11th Halle Final
Author: 0 Federer advances to 11th Halle Final

With his first title in the bag from Chengdu previous year, his first Grand Slam fourth-round run at Roland Garros last month, and some big scalps to his name in Tomas Berdych, John Isner and David Goffin, he has grown into his stature as one of the most talked-about #NextGen players on the tour-and he is third in the Race to Milan.

Sport Mustafi: Arsenal can't afford to sell 'hungry' Sanchez
Author: 0 Mustafi: Arsenal can't afford to sell 'hungry' Sanchez

Standard Sport understands Sanchez had been offered a record £300,000-a-week contract to stay at Arsenal , but Bayern Munich are prepared to trump that deal to land the Chile global. This is the fourth season of Puma shirts for Arsenal . Puma launched Arsenal's new home kit for the 2017-18 season but there were two major faces missing from the promotional photo.

Author: 0 National Hockey League selects players with local college ties

With their second round pick, the Blackhawks took right-handed defenseman Ian Mitchell of the AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints. When the draft began around 6 p.m., no team deviated from the set order of picks - until the Hawks, who made the first trade during the draft.

Sport New deal for Conte
Author: 0 New deal for Conte

Clubs in Italy have expressed interest in Costa but it is claimed the talisman does not want to join Serie A and may instead spend the first half of next season at Chelsea . The Premier League winners plan to make him the most expensive Chelsea manager in history as they aim to defend the Premier League title. Lewandowski has just one goal behind striker Dortmund "Borussia" Pierre-Emerick of Forward.

Sport Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Glass posted 32 goals for the Portland Winterhawks, while leading the team in assists with 62 assists. "I'm looking forward to being part of this team and it's great to be part of a big ( draft class) like this", Suzuki said. We had contemplated doing a few different things and using a second-round pick to do it, but we ended up getting the guys we wanted to get, so we didn't have to do that.

Author: 0 Di Maria Strikes Deal With Spanish Prosecutor In Tax Case

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. "From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho".

Sport Kvitova reaches her first grass final since Wimbledon 2014
Author: 0 Kvitova reaches her first grass final since Wimbledon 2014

But Barty gained adrenaline and self-belief from her second set success, and five games in a row from 0-1 in the final set effectively decided the outcome. 6 seed Garbine Muguruza . "I don't think you can find any tennis player at all who isn't happy to see (Petra) back and genuinely pleased she's back on tour and being successful", Barty said.

Sport Loew: Experience of facing Chile is priceless for Germany
Author: 0 Loew: Experience of facing Chile is priceless for Germany

Chile are offered at just 4/9 (1.44 ) to score over 1.5 goals, but their prowess in the final third coupled with the Australians' defensive deficiencies should be enough to ensure that La Roja win by two goals or more, leaving the handicap bet as probably the best option.

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Author: 0 "I feel like I'm flying out." — De'Aaron Fox

The 10-year vetern averaged 8.4 points per game, two rebounds, 1.3 assists in about 26 minutes of action. But, he has found his home now in Sacramento . Now Giles will attempt to prove to the Kings - and the rest of the National Basketball Association - that he can resemble the player he was before three knee procedures dramatically altered the trajectory of his career at Duke.

Sport Hot start lifts Astros over Athletics 12-9
Author: 0 Hot start lifts Astros over Athletics 12-9

Maxwell returns with strong game: With Vogt designated for assignment, Bruce Maxwell was promoted to assume catching duties alongside Josh Phegley, and Maxwell enjoyed a 3-for-4 day, including an RBI double as the A's rallied in the eighth.

Author: 0 Holy Shit, The McGregor Vs. Mayweather Megafight Is Actually Happening

On the heavily favoured Mayweather fighting McGregor, who's never boxed before, White was confident in 'his guy'. The highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is now official. "The McGregor side is done, I'm starting to work on the Mayweather side now", UFC president Dana White said during a recent TV interview. If McGregor pulls that off, it would rank among the greatest boxing upsets of all time.

Sport Jasprit Bumrah slams Jaipur traffic police for 'don't cross the line' billboard
Author: 0 Jasprit Bumrah slams Jaipur traffic police for 'don't cross the line' billboard

We all know Bumrah had taken Fakhar's wicket on a no-ball during the final match of Champions Trophy against Pakistan that cost nearly the match. That moment ultimately proved to be one of the turning points of the game as Zaman - who was on three at the time - went on to score a clinical century which helped Pakistan put up a mammoth total of 338/4.

Sport Statistical highlights of India vs South Africa Champions Trophy match
Author: 0 Statistical highlights of India vs South Africa Champions Trophy match

Earlier, South Africa found it impossible to take charge against India's accurate bowling and only Quinton de Kock (53) produced an innings of substance. "We do come up short for some reason in tournaments like this, and it is pretty sad", he said. "I still care deeply about the environment that I spent so much time building as a player, and it hurts to see such an unrecognisable South Africa performance", Smith wrote in his column for the ICC's official website.

Author: 0 Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

According to global media platforms, including British publication The Mirror , Mourinho is keen to sign a Real Madrid striker, but not Ronaldo. Through Monday and Tuesday this week Real Madrid president Perez staunchly defended his star player and compared him with club legends such as Alfredo di Stefano.

Author: 0 Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

In the day's other game, tournament hosts Russian Federation were eliminated from the Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico in their final Group A game. However, they can still cause a huge upset by beating Portugal and giving the hosts an outside chance of qualifying. "Even if you take Ronaldo out of the team, you still have world-class players like Ricardo Quaresma and Nani , we have a game plan and we won't be over-awed", said Kiwi coach Anthony Hudson.

Sport Vargas earns 11th win as Royals top Blue Jays 3-2
Author: 0 Vargas earns 11th win as Royals top Blue Jays 3-2

Blue Jays LHP Francisco Liriano and Royals RHP Jason Hammel are the Sunday probables for the series finale. And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday. He got the first two batters of the sixth before Dwight Smith Jr . singled, then got Kevin Pillar to fly out to leave Smith stranded. Fielding error by Ryan Goins.

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