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76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade

76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade Basketball fans have been waking up Thursday morning feeling like it's Christmas Day as they get ready for tonight's NBA Draft . With Fultz adding his scoring proficiency alongside the pass-first Simmons and Embiid, the Sixers are hoping their painstaking "Process" finally takes the next step into the postseason. [Full Article...]

Celtics Draft Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick

I really want to get out there and see where I stack up against some of the best players in the world. Otherwise, the Celtics will have a choice of first-rounders in 2019 - either from Sacramento or Philadelphia, whichever pick is higher. [Full Article...]

Kansas basketball fans proud of Josh Jackson

Mitchell scored 15.4 points per game for the Cardinals a year ago while shooting 35 percent from three point land and averaging 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists. As part of the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster. [Full Article...]

Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

The president said Comey "did admit that what I said was right". "Well", said Trump, knowing an opportunity when he sees one, "it wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that". Destroying them would be a crime. Meyers exclaimed . "That's like your doctor saying , 'I think your liver transplant was successful, but I don't know, I was at the movies'". [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant Says the Warriors Aren't a Super Team Either!

They fell just short of a ideal postseason, going 16-1 after falling to the Cavs in Game 4. Adding Durant only solidified their shot at winning the title this year , which they did. He cited that, not just their talent, in explaining why the Warriors are so successful. According to reports , this year's NBA Finals averaged 20.4 million viewers for each of the five of the supposedly seven... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.5m tax fraud in Spain

Now ranked the world's highest paid athlete , the 32-year-old player has been accused of funneling money to offshore companies located in the Virgin Islands and Ireland, known for their low corporate tax rates. "It is clear that the football player did not try to evade taxes", Ronaldo's Gestifute management company said. The Portuguese athlete , who plays for Spanish side Real Madrid , st... [Full Article...]

Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

Regular captain Faf du Plessis will be flying back home for the birth of his first child and AB de Villiers will spearhead the side in his absence. Just a very poor batting performance. South Africa squad: AB de Villiers , Farhaan Behardien, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir , David Miller , Morne Morkel , Chris Morris, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dw... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill

CR7 is now involved in a case opened by the Madrid Prosecutor's Office for an alleged tax fraud worth 14.7 million euros. Manchester Utd boss Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors, who are investigating his time at Real Madrid . [Full Article...]

Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders

The 28-year-old came into the tour having not played in almost two months before starting the first game of the tour due to a knee injury suffered while playing for the Cardiff Blues, and head coach Gatland confirmed earlier this week he was struggling with a sore ankle. [Full Article...]

National Basketball Association mock draft: Syracuse.com readers take over for National Basketball Association general managers

National Basketball Association mock draft: Syracuse.com readers take over for National Basketball Association general managers In exchange for the top pick in the draft, the Celtics will receive the No. 3 pick and a future first-rounder from the Sixers. Teams that include the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers and even the Boston Celtics are looking to Thursday's 2017 NBA Draft to bolster their rosters with top college prospects. [Full Article...]

Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

Now they head back to an electrified Suncorp Stadium for the decider, where the spectre of Thurston's Origin exit puts them firmly back in the underdogs slot. The once mighty Maroons were at an Origin crossroads after undergoing their biggest team shake-up in 15 years ahead of game two, making seven changes and naming four debutants. [Full Article...]

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN We'll start with the assembly line of freshmen. Fultz, who boasts a 6-foot-5 frame and 6-foot-10 wingspan, is regarded as a complete point guard and elite scorer. This has been the busiest off-season in recent years. "Those are two of the best bigs in the league". Eight of the first 20 players picked, and 12 of the top 32, came from the Atlantic Coast Conference. [Full Article...]

Lakers Choose Lonzo Ball With Second Pick in 2017 NBA Draft

That trend continued on Thursday night, when Ball crowed that he had been predicting his son's path to a Lakers uniform "for 19 or 20 years". The team's head coach, Luke Walton , was asked about that lofty goal Thursday night and initially took the high road . [Full Article...]

Spieth storms into early lead at Travelers

Jordan Spieth has never played in the Travelers Championship, but because of a PGA Tour rule requiring players to go to a new tournament every four years, he's in the field this week. He also tied for 13th at the U.S. Open last week. "I came into the week with no status on any tour, but I knew my game was really good", Seiffert said. [Full Article...]

After stockpiling picks, Vegas aims to 'draft our way to success'

They ended up with 32-year-old Marc-Andre Fleury rather than 23-year-old Matt Murray, but both would have been the team's solution in net for the next year or two. First-round picks nearly always see action in the NHL - just 13 percent have not skated at least one game in the league - and, on average, are 50-point scorers if the pick is a forward. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick

Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick Presumably, that Instagram post would've gone up regardless of who drafted him, which is a nice behind-the-scenes look into how every pick who said he always dreamed of playing for his new team, which, by the way, has the best fans in the world, may not have been all that honest on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association entry draft. So, it's understandable if you, as NY legend Yogi Berra once put it, looked at the 2017 Draft and experienced déjà vu all over again. The New York Knicks selected French... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin men's basketball: Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig find Summer League homes

Wisconsin men's basketball: Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig find Summer League homes He was named second-team All-Big Ten after averaging 14.5 points in his senior season. Koenig will join the Milwaukee Bucks and play for their NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas according to reporter Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. [Full Article...]

Hamilton seems to like the idea of competing for Ferrari

Perez harmed only his pride in the incident after he carried too much speed through the ultra-tight Turn 7 with the front right of his vehicle thudding the barrier on entry to the corner. Although Ferrari missed out on a podium place in Montreal, with Vettel finishing fourth, there was some bad luck because his vehicle was damaged by Max Verstappen's Red Bull heading into the first corner. [Full Article...]

Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's The 2012 Queen's champion breezed through with a 6-0, 6-4 second-round victory over American teenager Stefan Kozlov . Medvedev will face 2014 victor Dimitrov on Friday. Dimitrov needed three sets to get past youngster Daniil Medvedev , while Lopez saved a match point to overcome Berdych in a tussle dominated by serve. [Full Article...]


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