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Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

Ball infamously rejected one-on-one workouts when the two worked out for the purple-and-gold earlier in the month, most guessing it had to do from a couple of painful outings against a Fox-led Wildcats team. The Celtics really like Fultz, but they already have a point guard in Isaiah Thomas so what would benefit them more is a big wing player. All that's left to decide now is who goes where. Read More

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Hurricanes trade for defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk

Hurricanes trade for defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk

Thanks to their outstanding regular season record, the Blackhawks had to wait a little while before one of their unprotected players was selected as a new member of the Vegas Golden Knights. The younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk, Trevor is also a former teammate of current Canes defenseman Brett Pesce at the University of New Hampshire. Read More

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Ball Family Helped Lakers Decide on Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball usually grins and sighs when his father gets on the microphone, but he openly acknowledged he wanted to land with the Lakers , who needed a fortunate showing in the draft lottery just to end up with the second pick. We know that the goal here is to compete for championships. Bulls' vice-president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman said it would take the right deal as a springboard to which direction they'd go. Read More

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Angel Di Maria risks jail term over tax fraud

Ronaldo and Mourinho both previously worked with Di Maria in Madrid and both also used MIM and Polaris in their image rights structures. Spain's prosecutor's office alleged back in November that Di Maria failed to declare €1.298m in earnings between 2012 and 2013, while on the books of Real Madrid , by ceding his image rights to an offshore company, Sunpex Corporation Inc, based in Panama. Read More

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NHL Trades: Coyotes GM fills three major holes with pair of deals

NHL Trades: Coyotes GM fills three major holes with pair of deals

That he was moved has to come as some surprise, given he signed a lengthy extension just last summer and, at the time, GM John Chayka said Murphy was " a guy we think can be part of our leadership group for a long time moving forward ". "Antti is a highly skilled, athletic goaltender", Chayka said. According to Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton, his Arizona counterpart insisted that Raanta be included in the deal; and Friday Chayka stated without a doubt that the 28-year-old Finn was the ... Read More

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Josh Jackson canceled workout while Danny Ainge was flying to Sacramento

Jackson joins a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb back to relevance. Boston selected Jayson Tatum (Chaminade) with the No. 3 pick in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday (Friday Manila time). During his time at Washington, which was one season, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in the 25 games he played. Read More

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Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Brandon Saad is no stranger to the Chicago Blackhawks lineup. "Artemi Panarin was the best rookie in the National Hockey League two years ago, a second-team all-star this past season and is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the National Hockey League", said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen in a statement. Read More

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Max Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan practice sessions

With 30 seconds remaining, Verstappen lost control of the rear of his vehicle and slid into the barriers. "But the accident was very weird, to be honest". The Baku street circuit had caught out a fair few drivers in the earlier Friday session, but yellow flags were nearly a permanent feature in the afternoon, with nearly all competitors either making ample use of the run-off areas or brushing the barriers. Read More

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José Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities

The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. Ricardo Carvalho, Ángel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao are other players from the Mendes stable of players under investigation. Read More

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New India coach should 'get along' with Kohli

New India coach should 'get along' with Kohli

Team India head coach aspirant Lalchand Rajput has hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), calling its decision to invite fresh applications for the post left vacated by Anil Kumble "highly unprofessional". BCCI has put a fifth gear on it's search for the new coach after Kumble left and is expected to appoint new the one before Sri Lanka tour. We hope that BCCI's decision will be in the interest of the Indian cricket team . Read More

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Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

Trump said. "Today we are finally changing those laws". The legislation was prompted after sever veterans died waiting for care in 2014 at a Phoenix VA medical center. John Boozman of Arkansas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Dan Sullivan of Alaska. The legislation, which many veterans' groups supported, cleared the House last week by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 368-55, replacing an earlier version that Democrats had criticized as overly unfair to employees. Read More

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PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying; Saina Nehwal to play next

PV Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying; Saina Nehwal to play next

She then unleashed her ruthless attack to win seven points on the trot en route to closing the game at 21-10. The World number three, stomped her Chinese opponent in straight sets of 21-13, 21-18 to seal her quarter final berth. In the other match, Saina Nehwal crashed out after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women's singles quarter-final match. Srikanth defeated Son Wan Ho 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 while Praneeth, who played a defensive game, defeated Yuxiang 21-15, 18-21, ... Read More

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Dyche set to stay as Palace look to appoint De Boer

Patrick van Aanholt was signed by Allardyce last January. It is De Boer's five-and-a-half seasons in charge of Ajax that has impressed Palace so much and finally earned him a Premier League job. The former Ajax and Inter Milan head coach is closing in on being named as the next Crystal Palace manager , having been offered the job by the Eagles yesterday (Thursday). Read More

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'Borussia Dortmund want Barcelona's Lee Seung-woo'

'Borussia Dortmund want Barcelona's Lee Seung-woo'

Although the speedy youngster is keen to join the Spanish giants, Dortmund are yet to come to the party. "Ousmane Dembele has a long-term contract and he is in our plans". Dembele is wanted by Barcelona , who have been pushing hard to take him to the Camp Nou this summer. "Last year, I did have contact with the Barcelona sporting director", he admitted , after scoring the winning goal in France's recent 3-2 win over England. Read More

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Pacers and Celtics in 'serious talks' on Paul George deal

The most recent reports indicate the Lakers' offer is that of Jordan Clarkson or Julius Randle plus the 27th and 28th picks of the draft. This comes after Wojnarowski reported last week that George told the Pacers he plans on opting out of his contract during the summer of 2018 and entering free agency, where he sees the Los Angeles Lakers as his preferred destination. Read More

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8-time champ Federer beats Zverev for Halle quarterfinal

8-time champ Federer beats Zverev for Halle quarterfinal

The victory books in a date with Florian Meyer, who came back from a set down to defeat Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-3 in a touch under two hours. "I think the second half of the season is going to be really, really interesting", added Federer, who is returning after taking 11 weeks off the Tour to prepare for his pursuit of an eighth title at Wimbledon. Read More

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Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

Former Portugal worldwide, Luis Figo, has said "nobody is indispensable", amid heavy speculation that his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid this summer. Cristiano Ronaldo has not spoken to Real Madrid officials about a transfer away from Spain and he is not expected to leave the European champions during the summer, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Monday. Read More

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Messi to pay fine and avoid jail time

Messi to pay fine and avoid jail time

Last year, a court in Barcelona found Messi and his father each guilty of three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007-09. Messi is just one of a number of footballers to have been accused of defrauding the Spanish government in recent years. In the era of Messi " Barcelona " has won 30 trophies, including four wins in the Champions League and eight titles of champion of Spain. Read More

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Neymar completed a medical at Real Madrid - Florentino Perez

The 27-year-old has been linked with a big money move to Manchester United this summer, but Perez insists he is happy with the Welshman's overall contribution to the team. Real, though, could be tempted to wait a year and sign the player for free in 2018 as Donnarumma's contract expires in 12 months' time. As well as Donnarumma, Perez confirmed Madrid are keeping tabs on Mbappe - one of Europe's other most sought after youngsters. Read More

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US Open: Defending champion Dustin Johnson makes early exit

On another day of low-scoring at the Erin Hills course in Wisconsin, Casey and compatriot Tommy Fleetwood were bunched on seven under alongside Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman after the second round. "The finish was awesome". "I have no expectations", he said. He might need one at this rate. Both players - ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the world, respectively - put themselves in poor position with bloated opening-round scores: Day a 7-over 79 and McIlroy a 78. Read More

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Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

If Makar isn't college hockey's top pick, it's expected to be Mittelstadt, who played at Eden Prairie High School last season. I don't think anyone would sign up for that at the top. Nolan Patrick's injury-plagued season - he recovered from two sports hernias - does not concern New Jersey general manager Ray Shero , whose team has the No. Read More

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Perez grand slam in 8th rallies Royals over Red Sox 6-4

Perez grand slam in 8th rallies Royals over Red Sox 6-4

Mike Moustakas hit his 19th HR, giving him 100 for his career, with 2 outs in the 2nd inning to open the scoring and give the Royals a 1-0 lead. The Royals welcome the Blue Jays for a three-games series starting on Friday. Hosmer finally dinged him in the third with an estimated 446-foot shot to center, a line drive that cleared the seats and landed in the fountains. Marlins 2, Nationals 1 • Max Scherzer's bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career ended with one out in the ... Read More

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76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

After a trade with the Boston Celtics , after the myriad of unsubstantiated rumors settled, Markelle Fultz is a member of the Philadelphia 76ers . "He can score in any way, I don't think anybody can stop him, honestly". "They came up with it and I ended up going with it", Fultz told ESPN . "Anytime I make a selection, whether it's one or 30, you're looking for talent, character, fit", Colangelo said Monday, remaining mum on a specific player. Read More

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Leeds United are set to sign Mateusz Klich from FC Twente

Leeds United are set to sign Mateusz Klich from FC Twente

Just over a week after announcing Thomas Christiansen as the club's new manager following Garry Monk's exit, Leeds have now confirmed their first signing of the summer. " I'm excited to come to England and test myself in the Championship and I can't wait to get going ". Burnley, who are also being linked with Hull City's Andrew Robertson, are keen on taking Taylor and would meet his wage demands, but want to secure a private deal with Leeds. Read More

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Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection. "It's an incredible feeling", Tatum said on ESPN . "I think he's a great player on the next level", ESPN's Jay Bilas, a former Duke forward, said Thursday on ESPN's Mike & Mike. Tatum became the 22nd lottery pick from Duke and the 22nd for head coach Mike Krzyzewski . "When we flew out to Sacramento, they chose to cancel it; as we flew, Brad and I and (assistant GM and team counsel) Mike Zarren flew cross country". Read More

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Who is Karen Handel, Georgia's newest member of Congress?

Who is Karen Handel, Georgia's newest member of Congress?

Others dismissed the idea that Pelosi really played much of a role in the outcome in Georgia , where Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by about 5 percentage points. Many in 2018 will be more under-the-radar contests, like the SC race and the one in Kansas to replace Mike Pompeo, the Republican congressman selected by Trump to be Central Intelligence Agency director. Read More

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Nadal Writes History by Winning 10th Roland Garros Title

Nadal Writes History by Winning 10th Roland Garros Title

Rafael Nadal fears his knee problems might again scupper his chances at Wimbledon . "Not many people get the opportunity to lift those cups, but those who do are very proud, that I can promise". "No one has ever performed better in Paris , and his opponent [Wawrinka] is not a bad player". Wilander said Nadal's resurgence since pulling out of the French Open a year ago with a wrist injury-he also reached the Australian Open final and is back at number two in the rankings-is down to ... Read More

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Goretzka gets Germany over the line against Australia

Goretzka gets Germany over the line against Australia

On The Confederations Cup , the Australian national team played three times, starting in 2007. Rogic says the half-time message from coach Ange Postecoglou was a simple one. "I'm disappointed with the result but not the performance of my players". "People forget this was an award for something we achieved", Postecoglou snapped back. Read More

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