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NBA Draft 2017: Eagles' Carson Wentz welcomes Markelle Fultz to Sixers

Drafted No. 3 overall in 2014, the 7-footer from Cameroon didn't make his National Basketball Association debut until this past season, playing in only 31 games due to a combination of injury and a preemptive rest plan. As a result, he and Fultz will be the first teammates to be No. 1 overall picks and rookies at the same time . Known for his all around offensive ability and athleticism, Fultz starred in his lone year at the University of Washington , averaging 23 points per game, along ... Read More »

Fultz the No.1 pick for 76ers in National Basketball Association draft

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First, there was his excitement for No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz joining him and 76ers teammates Ben Simmons and Dario Saric . Known for his all around offensive ability and athleticism, Fultz starred in his lone year at the University of Washington, averaging 23 points per game, along with more than five rebounds and five assists. Read More »

Former Badgers star Bronson Koenig to join Milwaukee Bucks

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A little history, in case you weren't familiar, Koenig led Aquinas High School to a 2011 and 2013 state championships before leaving to become a four-year starter with the Wisconsin Badgers. Hayes will now get the chance to impress the Knicks at summer league and during camp, but his deal is only partially guaranteed and he's not a lock to make the roster. Read More »

Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers

He has the talent to be an All-Star. "All of us know that he has the ability to make other players around him better", Pelinka added. "I knew this was happening before it was happening!" he told reporters of his son's National Basketball Association glo-up. Read More »

Here Are The Top Players Who Didn't Get Drafted Thursday Night

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The 1.93m guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons a year ago. "Speed kills and you can't teach it", said Fox. Ball's father, LaVar, put on his Lakers hat even before the pick became official. Cut from the varsity team as a sophomore at DeMatha Catholic High School in 2013 because he was only 5 feet 9, Fultz dominated opponents on the junior varsity level and then continued his stellar performances in his final two years at ... Read More »

KU's Jackson, Mason selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

Fox was surely tempting, but the thought of Jackson and Devin Booker running on the wings is tantalizing. Now, he will get a chance to continue his career in the NBA, after the Phoenix Suns drafted the former Princeton Day and University of Miami player with the 32nd pick of the NBA Draft. Read More »

BCCI Gives A Warning To Virat Kohli

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BCCI informed him at the first time that the Captain had reservations with his style and about his head coach continuation. Kumble, whose original contract expired at the end of the Champions Trophy on Sunday but was extended to oversee the team's tour of West Indies this month, stepped down on Tuesday, citing a breakdown in relations with his skipper. Read More »

Blocking claims dismissed by All Blacks

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As to what that identity was, Farrell added: "I'm sure you've seen some physical hits, some good defensive breakdown work". "We know it is going to be another big challenge against the Chiefs , who have won the Super Rugby title twice in the last five years". Read More »

Eoin Morgan dismisses element of complacency after defeat by Pakistan

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Following the loss, Morgan blamed the pitch and said there was no home advantage for England . "I don't think there was any home advantage", Morgan said. "So it was a big challenge and one that was too far for us", he said. 'We were disappointed not to beat Pakistan because we had been playing well enough but we still have a bit of work to do. Read More »

PG Paul And SF Griffin Leaving Clippers

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Griffin was the No. 1 overall pick for the Clippers back in 2009. The Clippers are a very good team, but have - at times due to injuries, to be fair - not been able to live up to expectations in the playoffs. His suffered a season-ending toe injury in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, which, it turned out, marked the possible end of the Clippers' core of Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. Read More »

Wantaway Ronaldo fires Portugal past Russian Federation, snubs Real Madrid exit questions

The Spaniard scored 15 goals in 14 league appearances but found first-team opportunities hard to come by, playing back-up to the likes or Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. Santos also noted his team's Sunday-Wednesday-Saturday schedule so far in three different Russian cities. "Do you think he should answer questions from issues outside the game?" The Dublin connection with Ronaldo, a recent back-to-back Champions League victor with Real, was reported as far back as December . Read More »

Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern

In Cavs rumors, Chauncey Billups has been offered a job to be the head of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball operations department. Citing a source, the Associated Press (via USA Today ) reported Wednesday that Billups spent a second straight day meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to discuss the opening. Read More »

Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

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The Philadelphia 76ers did what everyone expected, and picked Markelle Fultz with the first pick of Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft. He made $5.7 million in the first year of his rookie deal and $5.9 million last season. Last season, he averaged 20.2 points and eight rebounds in 31 games in 2017. Read More »

Jayson Tatum picked third by the Boston Celtics in NBA Draft

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Just a few hours after basketball star Markelle Fultz was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, he seemingly forgot to mention the team that had just picked him in a post on Instagram. Now they add Fultz to a promising young core that includes Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric , plus Ben Simmons , the top pick from last year who sat out all season with a foot injury. Read More »

Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk with No. 11 Pick in Draft

He is averaging 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season while shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 43.1 percent from three-point range. "I'm going to beat him ", he said. "Coach told me to drive", Monk said at the time , "but I was hot and I shot it". Monk was the second of three Kentucky players to be chosen among the first 14 selections on Thursday night. Read More »

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

The San Diego native is an 2nd team All-American who averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds for an Kansas squad who had an incredible season cut short in the NCAA tournament. "I mean, it's extremely gratifying for me to be in that top five, and we already knew that this was going to be a pretty tough draft and it was pretty loaded at the point guard position, and for me to be up there is just a blessing", Fox said. Read More »

Nuggets commit to offense and patience by drafting Tyler Lydon

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Lydon is primarily a shooter who was effectively deployed in pick-and-pops at Syracuse . He was often asleep by the time the Nuggets played games out west. "Previous year for the Jazz, the 6'10" Forward from the University of Kentucky averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. The Nuggets have a lot of work to do, and while their future still looks bright, the first round draft pick did not make them appreciably better in any aspect. Read More »

Watch Corey Seager Record Second Three-Homer Game For The Dodgers

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The trade deadline on July 31 is nearing. And they are taking this Mets season down with them. In their current state, the Mets do not look like the playoff team they still hope to become. MILWAUKEE - Chad Kuhl got his first victory since April, Andrew McCutchen homered for the fifth time in seven games and the Pirates beat the Brewers. Read More »

Godolphin turn back time with scintillating Royal Ascot treble

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Ever since Barney Roy had come second best to both Churchill and the Newmarket Dip in the 2000 Guineas last month trainer Richard Hannon has been adamant that a re-match was required. Winning jockey John Velazquez had few worries stepping in for the injured Frankie Dettori as the Wesley Ward-trained horse came in by three lengths to the good ahead of Profitable in second and Marsha in third. Read More »

Stars lose Eakin to Vegas in expansion draft

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The Blues' Perron was taken by the Knights during Wednesday night's expansion draft as part of the National Hockey League awards ceremonies in Las Vegas . "He handles himself so well on and off the ice", Fleury said of Crosby. The Flower walked out on the stage Wednesday night wearing his new jersey. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

What are the specifics of the trade? And long before the Sixers traded up for the No. 1 overall pick , presumably to draft Fultz, Williams was hoping the 19-year-old guard would land in Philadelphia. Tatum said he was "under the weather" during his time in Boston and just went to "lay down after the workout" so he didn't get to tour the city. What's the worst-case scenario for the Celtics? Lonzo Ball wants to stay home with the Los Angeles Lakers at No. Read More »

Wheeling, dealing play big role in NBA draft

Fultz , who is expected to be taken with the No. 1 selection by the Philadelphia 76ers , stood in the middle of the front row holding a basketball and wearing a gray suit. And boy - if he would have played with Lonzo Ball this year, he would have been a first round pick. LA added a Bryant, Thomas Bryant, at 42. He should be able to step in and give them some minutes right away in the backcourt. Read More »

Australia, Cameroon share points

Cameroon will be hoping that Germany loses tonight to Chile and then they in turn, win their next match against the Germans. Australia's response came on the hour mark when Mark Milligan converted a penalty to make it 1-1 and ensure a first point for both teams in the tournament. Read More »