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Jelena Ostapenko wins the French Open

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At 20, Ostapenko is the youngest French Open champion since Iva Majoli won at 19 in 1997 and the youngest at any Grand Slam since Sharapova won the 2006 U.S. Yonex-sponsored Wawrinka bested Under Armour athlete Andy Murray on Friday to advance. Nadal picked up where he left off in the third set, breaking Thiem instantly. Read More »

Mexico hit out at NZ sportsmanship

Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico's victor in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals. All Whites counterpart Anthony Hudson conceded the game was physical but suggested the competitive display of his little-fancied team was behind the Mexicans' angry response to some incidents. Read More »

Read recovered and raring to go against Lions

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Steve Hansen doesn't sound like a anxious man, whatever Warren Gatland says. Super rugby is a game largely designed for television. "There are not many people who understand the game as well as he does". Lions fans are a coveted demographic of high net worth individuals, many of them professionals, with disposable income to spend on travel and accommodation following their team . Read More »

Kings Reject Lakers' Offer to Swap Lottery Picks

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And most believe he will sign with the Lakers , as Los Angeles is close to his hometown of Palmdale, Calif. After trading out of the first spot in this years draft, the Celtics are loading up on picks and knowing GM Danny Ainge's history, it appears they are looking to make a move for a superstar. Read More »

Will Paul George Join LeBron James in Cleveland?

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The more intriguing question is how Magic will affect other players who may see the Lakers as a more prominent destination now. PG13 can become an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018, and he has frequently been linked to his hometown Lakers. Read More »

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

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Philadelphia will be getting one of the best guards to hit the draft in the last decade. "All my boy is anxious about is his team winning". "And to me, he's the type of player that when he's on the floor, all four guys that are out there with him become better instantly, and that's a quality and a trait that not many people have". Read More »

Huskies' Markelle Fultz taken No. 1 overall in NBA Draft by 76ers

With the seventh pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Lauri Markkanen and will reportedly send him to the Chicago Bulls in a proposed trade for Jimmy Butler. 1 overall pick who missed the entire season with a foot injury. Amid the obnoxious media narrative of the "hometown boy" and "a flawless marriage of two similar players", the organization finally realizes the magnitude of talent they have at their fingertips at number two overall, and they make the strategic - and correct - move. Read More »

Fultz goes to 76ers, Ball to Lakers in NBA draft

CT is quietly nestled in between Boston and NY, so we know you're out there Knicks fans, Cetics fans, and maybe even you Brooklyn Nets fans. A lover of Chick-fil-A and his own homemade fried rice. Fultz will bring an ability to break down a defender like no one coach Brett Brown has had in his previous four seasons with the Sixers. The head coach that first believed Fultz could be a star, Lorenzo Romar, was sacked from his alma mater. Read More »

76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

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We are just moments away from commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft . Markelle Fultz , the top pick in this year's NBA Draft, was caught up in a Sixers-style social media faux pas Thursday. Read More »

Cricket fans charged with sedition

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Police in the southern state of Kerala also arrested 23 cricket fans for supporting Pakistan, and were booked for various criminal activities, including rioting and unlawful assembly , the New Indian Express newspaper reported. India had defeated Pakistan in the group stage of the tournament. "These two lads, plus (leg-spinner) Shadab Khan, are the future of Pakistan cricket and I sincerely hope they will only go in the upward direction from here". Read More »

76ers Select Washington G Markelle Fultz No. 1 In NBA Draft

Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just fine with the current system. Markelle Fultz was once cut from the varsity team in high school and now he is the No. 1 overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft. Read More »

Lonzo Ball drafted by Los Angeles Lakers with the 2nd overall pick

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The Lakers , who own the second pick, worked out Ball for the second time last week. But few of those are as entertaining as the saga of this silhouette, pushed largely by Lonzo's outspoken father , LaVar . That young core of talent could provide a base to rebuild the team. He's good at basketball and for one more year, the Sixers could use the Lakers being the opposite. Read More »

#18-TJ Leaf-Indiana Pacers

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He joins a franchise that's in complete transformation mode. At 47th, IN was able to snag Ike Anigbogu out of UCLA, another player with the ability to grow into a serious weapon IN the modern National Basketball Association, but one who will need more time before becoming a regular contributor. Read More »

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio apologises for touchline rant

Reigning European Champions Portugal overcame Russian Federation 1-0 in the second group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. "But we were better, we had more chances", said Ronaldo . But he was all smiles, escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the Moscow pitch before netting his first Confederations Cup goal. But Portugal then lost Guerreiro to injury, with coach Fernando Santos conceding the Borussia Dortmund player had been taken to hospital with a ... Read More »

OU's Sunderland charged with felony burglary

According to the affidavit submitted by OUPD, Sunderland was seen on recorded video using a OneCard Swipe to enter Headington Hall, and his identity was later confirmed by the OneCard Swipe log. The report also states Sunderland admitted to OU police during an interview that he knew the property was stolen when he sold it. A court affidavit related to Sunderland's misdemeanor charge alleges Sunderland sold an Xbox One console, controllers and games, plus a Playstation 4, controllers and ... Read More »

NDSU's Olin, Ukkelberg finish big at U.S. track and field championships

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He set the Georgia Tech record for the 800m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 1:47.32. Four current Irish track and field athletes and five Irish alumni will compete at the U.S. The distance boosted her all the way up the NCAA ranks to 25th in the country at the time of the jump. Brisco became LSU's seventh NCAA Champion in the women's 100-meter dash in the finale at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 10 when she clocked a personal-best time ... Read More »

76ers pick Markelle Fultz as first overall in NBA draft

Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. That's some real commitment by Fultz. With Fultz and Simmons set to share the playmaking duties, targeting a highly-priced free agent guard now makes little sense. Read More »

Kings turned down No 2 pick trade offer from Lakers

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George's defense is better than Love's too. Of course hope springs eternal in IN that it's just a negotiating ploy with George ... and in Cleveland, where they hope the Cavs can get George in a trade, even if it's only for one year. It is a trade that may be worth making for the Cavaliers, but whether or not they can do so remains a mystery. Put it this way: No matter how much Magic Johnson wants George on the Lakers , there's no need for them to trade Julius Randle , D'Angelo ... Read More »

The top 3 miss cut at US Open

The American birdied the second and the seventh and had not dropped a shot in 28 holes before shooting three bogeys in succession at the 11th, 12th and 13th. Garcia carded an eagle, three birdies and three bogeys in a roller coaster round. "It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", Fowler said. Read More »

Ajinkya Rahane will open in all 5 ODIs: Virat Kohli

The negative forces now surrounding India are strong enough to destabilise any team, but winning is the most impactful nullifying factor in sports. In the event that India wins the series 5-0, they will become number-two ODI side while the West Indies will drop to 75 points and, in all probability, see their chances of qualifying for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 end. Read More »

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

One year ago, David Griffin celebrated the biggest win in Cavaliers history. But this is Gilbert's team, and he asserted that power on Monday. But, as the sun started to set in Northeast Ohio something totally unexpected happened to the Cleveland Cavaliers faithful as owner Dan Gilbert and David Griffin mutually chose to part ways, leaving the team in a full-on crisis mode. Read More »

Lakers draft Lonzo Ball with the second pick of the NBA Draft

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He is a late first-round pick in some mock drafts. This year, that player is Fultz. What he does well: Make his teammates better. I don't think so. "He was raised in South Central and I was raised in Chino Hills", Lonzo Ball said with a smile. That would mean all that's left in Cleveland of the big three is Kyrie Irving . Read More »