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Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

The Finnish power forward played one season in Tucson ending his college career with 37 games played and a scoring average of 15.6 points to go with 7.2 rebounds per game. In wake of David Griffin's firing , Cleveland's big three could be headed for an early breakup-with Kyrie Irving reportedly willing to push for a trade if LeBron James decides to leave Cleveland in 2018 . Read More »

LaVar Ball celebrates after Lonzo Ball selected by Lakers

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None other than his boss, Lakers team president Magic Johnson , and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had used the same language, while Cleveland's Channing Frye said in May that Lonzo Ball had become "disgustingly easy to hate on ". "Yea, this is insane", Ball said in a media room at the Barclays Center , where he sat as the focal point of a conference call with reporters back at the Lakers' facility in El Segundo. Read More »

Did Danny Ainge just reveal that the Celtics are drafting Jayson Tatum?

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Tatum, the Duke forward projected to go in the top six picks during Thursday night's NBA Draft , said during Wednesday's media availability in NY that a private session for the Sixers was his first workout. Three years ago Markelle Fultz was a junior varsity basketball player in Washington D.C. A record 14 were taken in the first round of last year's draft and that number should be threatened Thursday. Read More »

Vegas takes advantage of National Hockey League expansion draft

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Also in that group: Vegas resident Deryk Engelland , Colin Miller , Nate Schmidt , Jason Garrison , Brayden McNabb , Griffin Reinhart , Luca Sbisa and hard-hitting former Montreal Canadien Alexei Emelin . That's why we claimed him. "It's still sinking in but I'm really excited". Yet, he played with the injury for the remainder of the postseason, a total of eleven games. Read More »

Boston Celtics select Duke forward Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

The 76ers, with the top pick, chose Washington guard Markelle Fultz . Here are the latest details on Tatum to the Celtics in the #Nba Draft and what he'll bring to the team. That makes him a great fit for a Celtics lineup in need of help against the Cleveland Cavaliers . Even if Tatum doesn't ultimately become a true No. Read More »

Galileo and Highland Real Star at Royal Ascot

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A year ago O'Brien emerged from the first two days with a single victor and still wound up with a record-equalling Royal Ascot tally of seven. The filly had three lengths in hand over Clive Cox's Group One victor Profitable at the end of this five-furlong sprint after scorching across the sun-drenched turf. Read More »

Liverpool complete £35m deal for winger Mohamed Salah

The video tribute depicts just how deadly Salah can be in the final third, evidenced by the 34 goals and 18 assists he registered in 81 appearances for Roma , including 19 goals in all competitions last season. I feel like I am doing better and better every year. Do you think Salah will be a success at Anfield? It showed the base of the team is good. "Now it's a matter of finding the right players". Read More »

Paul George prefers to sign with Lakers as free agent in 2018

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Further, George let it be known that he would like to sign with the Lakers in free agency. He confirmed the player's intentions and that the organization is fully aware of it. Here the Celtics cold offer Crowder, Zeller, and the Lakers 2018 pick as well as some of the future firsts that Boston owns from Memphis or the Clippers. Read More »

Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confed Cup

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Mexico took control of the game and Oribe Peralta grabbed the victor from close range after 72 minutes when he swept home another incisive cross from man of the match Aquino. New Zealand boss Anthony Hudson described Osorio's reaction as "bizarre" and did not want to dwell on the unsavoury scenes after his players performed at a level far above their Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking of 95th. Read More »

Blackhawks trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes

The centerpiece of this trade, obviously, is Hjalmarsson vs. Murphy. He once again led the team in blocked shots (181). The Blackhawks are acquiring a player that's six years younger and cheaper in the long term: Murphy makes $3.8 million against the cap through 2022, while Hjalmarsson makes $4.1 million over the next two seasons before becoming a UFA. Read More »

Angel Di Maria handed suspended one-year jail term for tax fraud

Manchester United are making progress in their pursuit of Alvaro Morata but have yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid , sources have told ESPN FC. The foreigners who signed up for this program also could avoid paying taxes on income earned from outside of Spain (like, say, worldwide image rights) under certain conditions. Read More »

Ronaldo helps Portugal sink Russia

Just eight minutes had passed when Ronaldo found himself in acres of space at the back post to head home unopposed and make it 1-0 to the visitors, Dmitry Kudryashov was the player guilty of allowing Ronaldo room. His strike woke up the complacent Mexicans. But sadly any ascendancy they may have been striving for came to an abrupt, and disappointing end as the game moved into injury time. Read More »

LaVar Ball got booed out of Barclays Center during the NBA Draft

Hope that they haven't experienced since drafting Allen Iverson in 1996. But look closer, and the 2017 Draft wasn't exactly the same as in 2016. Fultz can create a dynamic backcourt duo with the 6-10 Simmons when last year's No. In the four spot, the Suns went with athletic forward Josh Jackson out of Kansas, who will pair with last year's pick, forward Dragan Bender. With Brown already in place, and the Celtics not infatuated with any player in this draft, why not trade that third pick ... Read More »

Moore and O'Brien dominate Royal Ascot on Friday

When asked if he could drop back to five furlongs at some stage, O'Brien quipped: "He could drop down to three!" Outlining plans that could involve a trip to Randwick racecourse in October for what will be the richest race in the world on turf, O'Brien said: "The lads will talk about what to do, but you'd think about the July Cup (Newmarket)". Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico coach Osorio 'sorry' over bust-up with Kiwi bench

Russian Federation sit third in Group A with three points, one behind co-leaders Portugal and Mexico , the latter of which they must defeat to have a chance at advancing. "We've seen everything tried [to stop Ronaldo ] but it's not as though if you deal with Ronaldo that's it. The team wanted to be winning from the start", winger Javier Aquino said after the match. Read More »

76ers make Markelle Fultz top pick in National Basketball Association draft

Philadelphia takes the guard, who becomes the first No. 1 pick in Husky basketball history and gives Washington the top pick in the NBA and WNBA drafts, a first for any school. Minnesota dealt away Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick in the draft - where the Bulls selected Finnish center Lauri Markkanen - for the All-NBA swingman and the 16th pick, where they selected Patton. Read More »

Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo will miss the remainder of the Confederations Cup due to a shoulder injury suffered against New Zealand . After going down to New Zealand 1-0 in the first half of their second group stage match, Mexico turned it around in a sensational second half to win 2-1. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw

World Cup champions Germany received a scare from Australia in their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup opener, and now must face South American Copa America winners Chile in a battle for the top of the Group B table, as their high-profile match will live stream from Russian Federation - site of the Confederations Cup in the run-up to next year's World Cup in that country - on Thursday. Read More »

Defiant De Villiers defends captaincy

De Villiers was criticised for his captaincy in the one-day global team as South Africa crashed out of the ongoing Champions Trophy after one win and two losses. About the game against Bangladesh , he said, "We played in Birmingham, we like that pitch, suits our game". He doesn't believe they have a mental handicap. Read More »

Celtics reportedly have spoken to Timberwolves about No. 7 pick

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Neither side anticipated the deal would become so lopsided in favor of the Celtics but the Nets posted the league's worst record last season, setting in motion the chain of events leading Fultz to become a 76er. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said before the draft Thursday night that point guard was the team's biggest need, and the club chose to address it. Read More »

Football boss Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was recently alleged to have defrauded the authorities of £13m of tax between 2011-2014. Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2. And by guiding United to Europa League success, the English Premier League side - the world's most valuable football club - qualified for next season's Champions League, Europe's premier cup competition. Read More »

Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of €3.3m Tax Fraud

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Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. Jose Mourinho now manages Manchester United . Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international's image rights, with more than 4m euros (£3.52m) owed in back payments. Read More »

Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

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In his only collegiate season, Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, reached double figures 24 times and set a school record for points by a freshman with 579. The Sacramento Kings went with De'Aaron Fox with the fifth overall selection, while Jonathan Isaac ended up as the no.6 pick by the Orlando Magic. Read More »