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Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Between his sophomore and junior years in high school, he grew from 5-foot-9 to 6-4. I do hope that Simmons, who can score in the low post , works on his outside shot as a point guard. The Wolves drafted Arizona's sharpshooting forward Markkanen for the Bulls, while Chicago took Creighton forward Justin Patton at number 16 for Minnesota, who have gone 13 seasons in a row without reaching the playoffs. Read More

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Eoin Morgan admits to England regrets after dismal Champions Trophy exit

Eoin Morgan admits to England regrets after dismal Champions Trophy exit

Pakistan bowled England out for just 211, in an era where 300 is considered a one-day worldwide "par score", after captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and fielded. We didn't hit one six yesterday, despite hitting 23 in our group games. "I think we played very well and that's why we won". Now England s wait will continue until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup . Read More

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Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

The NBA and National Hockey League team owner has two shots at one this weekend - first on Thursday night with the Philadelphia 76ers and then 24 hours later with the New Jersey Devils. It was why he worked out for the Sixers last weekend. They'll need both of those players to make shots, with non-shooters Dwight Howard and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the court beside them. Read More

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Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (about 2.91 million pounds or N1.46 billion), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement. United aren't the only club interested as Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all also specifically mentioned in the report , but it's the sentimental choice of returning to Man Utd which is seemingly leading the race at this stage. Read More

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76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

Both these teams got the shots of youth and experience they needed. "As we move forward, the fire that he is going to jump right into is something that's going to motivate him", Jones said. As for fans, they were still buzzing. "This is what the fans wait for". The Cavs sent Wiggins and Bennett in a three-team deal with Minnesota and the Sixers to get Kevin Love. Read More

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Rod Beard's National Basketball Association mock draft 3.0

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the National Basketball Association draft. The Celtics moved down two spots to No. 1 choice the last two years. "I mean, you can get traded in the blink of an eye, without knowing", Fultz said. With Thomas, though, the Celtics didn't necessarily need a point guard - which is the piece Philadelphia apparently wanted most. Read More

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

I still remember when I was a kid back in Mackay, watching Origin and wanting to be a part of it". "It was very touch and go whether I got in or not but I think Laurie knows me well enough to know what I do on the big stage". Nsw skipper Boyd Cordner (left) and his Queensland counterpart Cameron Smith. McGuire burst past 4 Blues defenders before linking with his outside men, Will Chambers threw a fantastic pass to Gagai on the inside, who ran in to send the score to 16-12. Read More

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Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Ryan (Moore , jockey) gave him a brilliant ride and his change of pace is unbelievable. Caravaggio is 6/4 with Betway for the July Cup at Newmarket on July 15. Coral's John Hill said: "After seeing the Queen wear a blue hat for her speech in parliament, many punters expected her to remain in her clothing for Royal Ascot , however, they were left disappointed when she was seen in her procession in a yellow hat, the second favourite in our betting". Read More

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Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Additionally, one of his main weapons on the court was his defense- often times locking down the opposing teams' best perimeter player. The Sixers have a great opportunity to fill Philadelphia's gaping sports void, to not only reward long-suffering fans who were loyal to the the team throughout the tenure of former general manager Sam Hinkie and what he called "The Process", but to bring new fans onboard as well. Read More

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Disneyland devotee visits park for 2000 days in a row

Thursday morning, Jeff walked through the turnstiles for the 2,000th consecutive day. Reitz isn't showing any signs of stopping. "I'm still having fun with it; that's the only reason I'm still doing this", Reitz said. He has met celebrities and made friends with park cast members. "I love sitting in the front row, holding the handle and leaning into the turns", Reitz said. Read More

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Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

By the time the National Hockey League entry draft concludes Saturday afternoon in Chicago , numerous players and draft picks selected by the Knights on Wednesday will be sent packing to other teams as general manager George McPhee begins transforming an abundance of unprotected, unsigned and unproven players into a competitive, 23-man roster by the time the Knights open the season on October 6 in Dallas. Read More

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Next Up: A Richer Deal for Raiders' Jackson

Next Up: A Richer Deal for Raiders' Jackson

So, what is Carr going to do with all of his newfound riches? Already, the Raiders have picked up the extension on Mack's deal for 2018, which will reportedly be worth about $13.2 million . He has shown dramatic improvement each season in his career and was at his best a year ago when he led seven fourth-quarter comebacks while completing a career-high 63.8 percent of his passes. Read More

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Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

In his first full season in Columbus, Tortorella led the Blue Jackets' revival for their best record ever and their first playoff appearance since 2014, even leading the overall National Hockey League standings earlier in the season. It was quite the turnaround from a year ago, when McDavid missed half the year with an injury, the Leafs finished last overall, and none of the seven Canadian teams made the playoffs. Read More

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Angel di Maria given hefty fine for Spanish tax fraud

He's not talking about his family, Real Madrid , nothing. In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United , although he drew criticism after a poor league performance. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. The state prosecutor's office in Madrid has intensified its pursuit of alleged tax fraud in football. Read More

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Conte to agree on new deal after high-level talks

Conte to agree on new deal after high-level talks

Conte said he did not count on me for next season". Market transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio says Atletico Madrid will soon announce the return of Diego Costa after having reached an agreement with Chelsea . And while Manchester United , Chelsea and Arsenal are thought to be three of the main contenders for his signature, there's at least one club in Spain who could look to sign the Poland star. Read More

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Mourinho accused of tax evasion

Mourinho accused of tax evasion

The case relates to the 29-year-old's image rights in 2012 and 2013, and he has agreed to repay £1.14million as well as a 60% fine. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. Read More

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Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

The 54-year-old Mourinho was Real Madrid coach from 2010-13. Ronaldo has been summonsed to appear in court in Madrid on July 31 as part of the investigation. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take Mourinho to court. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, whose clients also include Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain. Read More

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Suns nab forward Josh Jackson with 4th overall pick

The Sixers are expected to draft Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick. The Lakers don't appear concerned by LaVar Ball, the voluble father with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons. Other players who have been mentioned as possible picks for San Antonio are Jawun Evans , Terrance Ferguson, Isaiah Hartenstein, Jordan Bell and Frank Jackson . Read More

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Steph Curry To Likely Skip White House Visit If Invited

There is no better feeling in sports than following an abysmal team for years , seeing it seemingly collapse at a foundational level, then suddenly build itself back up and make a run for a championship. Sheldon Glasgow, who has been living in Oakland for 10 years , said he wasn't angry the Warriors were moving. "And we are going to move forward with that when we have a chance to". Read More

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Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

Chicago didn't just trade Jimmy Butler for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick. The Timberwolves moved down to 16, and picked Creighton's Justin Patton . Chicago and Minnesota discussed a deal previous year on draft night that involved Butler, LaVine and Dunn. Rondo and Wade return barring another deal orchestrated by Paxson. Read More

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76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

When commissioner Adam Silver announced the pick, Philly fans erupted throughout the building with excitement and joy. The top of the draft went as expected, but hell still broke loose. Though there will be more. L.A. Clippers: The 48th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (Sindarius Thornwell). Drafting De'Aaron Fox at 5 was a great pick, and I'm not terribly high on Zach Collins so I think it was a good move to trade down and gain an extra pick. Read More

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76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

Dwight Howard was dealt and D'Angelo Russell - who just two years ago was on the same stage the players will walk Thursday as the No. 2 pick - was dealt by the Los Angeles Lakers, presumably to clear the point guard spot for Ball and salary cap space for the future. Read More

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Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

There is some uncertainty with the Clippers now that all of their stars have rumors of being on other teams. The decision is in Griffin's hands as he has done what was expected, opting out of his contract for the coming season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports. Read More

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Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Fultz, a point guard, played one season at Washington before going pro, and was widely expected to be the first player chosen. "The feeling is everything I wished for and more", Tatum said. The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at Barclays Center wearing green. Read More

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What does Sixers' Markelle Fultz think of comparisons to Rockets' James Harden?

What does Sixers' Markelle Fultz think of comparisons to Rockets' James Harden?

Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. 1 draft picks in Washington basketball history. As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and purple Big Baller Brand hat, the company he has started. Read More

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Salah can win at the highest level with Liverpool, says Klopp

I really want to win something for this club . His arrival bolsters the club's strength in depth and gives Jurgen Klopp yet another explosive attacking option at his disposal to add to an already potent front-line. With Mohamed Salah in the books, Steve Nicol gives his expected starting XI for Liverpool next season. "I'm very happy", he told Liverpool's official website . Read More

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War of Words heats up ahead of first test

War of Words heats up ahead of first test

The six call-ups to the Lions squad last weekend, the Welsh quartet of Kristian Dacey, Tom Francis, Cory Hill and Gareth Davies, are all involved among the replacements along with the Scottish duo of Allan Dell and Finn Russell. Gatland said off-the-ball incidents were part and parcel of the game in New Zealand and that the All Blacks were also guilty of it. 'I think he has done all right going forward. Read More

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LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft

LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft

Thornwell was named the SEC player of the year in 2017 after averaging 21.4 points and 7.2 rebound per game as a senior. He played some of his best basketball of the season during NCAA Tournament action, posting 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in helping the Gamecocks clinch their first berth in the Final Four, and first Tournament win since 1973. Read More

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Boston to rename street after retired slugger Ortiz

Boston to rename street after retired slugger Ortiz

Big Papi made his Major League debut for the Twins on September 2, 1997, and finished his career playing for the Red Sox, on November 18, 2015, with 541 home runs, and as the all-time leader in MLB history. I was hoping for an Ortiz comeback and as the time ticks away to tonight's festivities, the hope dwindles down. All Fenway Park gates will open early at a special time of 5:10 for the celebration. Read More

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