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Top pick Fultz introduced as Sixers plan out extensive turnaround

First pick Fultz bolstered the 76ers young core as a 19-year-old playmaker. Ironically, Fultz heading to the 76ers was completely expected, as was No. The tease of the potential ahead has caused Sixers fans to react with their wallets: the Sixers said Wednesday they have sold a franchise-record 14,000 season ticket packages for next season. [Full Article...]

Lakers GM Compares Lonzo Ball To These Two Super Bowl-Winning QB's

THEIR TIME TO SHINE: With so much trade speculation about All-Stars such as Paul George and Jimmy Butler , there hasn't been as much focus as usual leading into Thursday on the players who are in the draft. "And all I can say is, we walked away from that time really impressed with the family". There is no denying, D'Angelo Russell has shown great potential and flashes of excellence throughout... [Full Article...]

Time for top pick Markelle Fultz to turn Philadelphia 76ers into winners

Markelle Fultz was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night in front of millions of people, but he didn't seem to know where he was headed. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo has good vision of the team's style of play as well as how Fultz will fit in. Coach Brett Brown had said all year that Simmons would open next season as the ... [Full Article...]

Test of character for both England and South Africa in series decider

On what's been a hard tour, which begun with a three-game ODI series defeat to England before the Champions Trophy, Morris conceded they were happy to "take it and run" after the extraordinary dismissal of Jason Roy on Friday. Yesterday in the 2nd T20 played at Taunton , AB de Villiers yet again demonstrated why he is among the very best in world cricket right now. "It's not an easy decision ... [Full Article...]

Manchester United making progress in pursuit for Zlatan's replacement

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed there have been no offers from Man United for Alvaro Morata . Real Madrid and Manchester United have begun formal negotiations over a fee for striker Alvaro Morata , according to reports from Spain . [Full Article...]

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing Speaking in an interview to mark his re-election as Real president, the 70-year old backed Ronaldo to clear his name and insisted he remains a Madrid player. Will Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid with a huge PSG offer on the table? He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded... [Full Article...]

Andre Ward wins rematch against Sergey Kovalev at Mandalay Bay

Andre Ward wins rematch against Sergey Kovalev at Mandalay Bay It is insane. I want another fight with him". During the post-fight press conference on Saturday night, Hill told the assembled boxing media that he has seen things in Joshua's style that make him think that his man can overcome a six-inch height disadvantage, an eleven-inch reach disadvantage and a weight disadvantage probably in excess of 50lbs. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho strenuously denies tax fraud claims

Jose Mourinho strenuously denies tax fraud claims Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday. Mourinho spent three seasons in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013 before returning to England to take in a second spell with Chelsea. [Full Article...]

Danny Ainge hints that the Celtics weren't going to take Markelle Fultz

Danny Ainge hints that the Celtics weren't going to take Markelle Fultz They selected Ben Simmons past year, but he missed all of the 2016-17 season with a broken foot. "That's our goal. That's where we want to be". Durant reportedly plans to take about $4 million less than the maximum he is eligible for as a 10-year veteran, giving Golden State flexibility with its cap space. [Full Article...]

Chelsea 'wary' of Virgil van Dijk still wanting Liverpool transfer

Chelsea 'wary' of Virgil van Dijk still wanting Liverpool transfer As per Yahoo Sport , the Southampton hierarchy are continually insisting that Van Dijk is not for sale, but they have been holding talks with Chelsea behind the scenes, and have informed the Blues that they are prepared to sell for the right price. [Full Article...]

Chelsea to start defence of title at home to Burnley

Chelsea to start defence of title at home to Burnley They will welcome Liverpool on October 21, a match that is followed by a trip to Manchester United . The festive season will see the Toffees play West Brom on Boxing Day and Manchester United on New Years Day, before finishing the campaign with games against Southampton (h) and West Ham (a). [Full Article...]

Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid - Salgado

Madrid have been reported to hold an interest in the Belgian for a long time now, with manager Zinedine Zidane said to be a huge admirer of the 26-year-old. With Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema not at their best at the moment, Real Madrid could do with someone like Martins. "The clause for Cristiano is £1bn", he told Spanish Onda Cero. [Full Article...]

FIFA Confederation Cup: Germany, Chile end tie in stalemate

Loew has warned his young charges that against Chile they must concentrate for "90, not 60 minutes" as they did against Australia and Goretzka agreed. Chile now take on Australia on Sunday while Germany play Cameroon . The 36-year-old could well be between the posts again for the showdown with the 2012 World Cup winners should the Manchester City keeper not be deemed match fit. [Full Article...]

NHL Draft is big night for the Golden Knights

Hischier went No. 1 overall to New Jersey on Friday night, and Patrick was the No. 2 pick by Philadelphia despite being hampered by a groin injury last season. General Manager George McPhee calculated expansion picks focused on defensemen and selecting three-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender from the Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dan Gilbert looks to fill David Griffin's GM shoes: Crowquill

Inside basketball circles, he's well-liked, highly respected and would be a splashy hire for Gilbert, who has taken some criticism for his separation from Griffin , who helped build the Cavs and guided them to three straight Finals. "We shouldn't be shocked after we fired our head coach when we were in first place in the middle of the season", Jefferson said, referring to former coach David Blatt... [Full Article...]

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against the Maori All Blacks

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against the Maori All Blacks With the match branded an unofficial fourth test, nine of the 23-man squad have played at least one All Blacks test. All Blacks coach Hansen believes Gatland is calling for more reinforcements from the United Kingdom to cover his growing Lions injury list. [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's Portugal eases past New Zealand

Portugal ran away as the victors in the second half, with two more goals late on. The host country were defeated 2-1 by Mexico despite scoring first in the crucial game against the Mexicans. "I think the New Zealand team deserved to score a goal and they're a team with great spirit and capacity". Mexico had a second-half goal by defender Hector Moreno disallowed for offside after vi... [Full Article...]

India skipper Virat Kohli lauds fighting spirit after Oval rout

Du Plessis took responsibility for the first run out, the one which sent AB de Villiers back to the pavilion, saying that his call for a run with de Villiers was not wise. A solid start had been made by the Africans as openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 76 for the first wicket before the latter was caught behind for 35 off Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling. [Full Article...]

Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash

Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash Nehe Milner-Skudder will take on the British and Irish Lions for the second time this tour, named to start on the wing for the Hurricanes on Tuesday. How Julian Savea plays on Tuesday for the Hurricanes could also determine whether Hansen shifts Rieko Ioane, who scored two tries on Saturday, to the right and brings the bullocking Wellingtonian onto the left. [Full Article...]

Baseball Roundup: It's MLB Draft Day! Twins, You're On The Clock

Baseball Roundup: It's MLB Draft Day! Twins, You're On The Clock Weeks before the draft, a report emerged suggesting the Twins would not take flame-throwing high school pitcher Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick. "I think you use speed for everything: defensively, offensively, and it helps with range", Lewis said. Toronto also picked high school catcher Hagen Danner with their second-round selection (61st overall). [Full Article...]


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