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Former WHL Players taken in the NHL Expansion draft

The Vegas Golden Knights drafted their inaugural team Wednesday night, selecting a player from each of the 30 other National Hockey League clubs as part of an expansion draft . "It has been a fantastic experience", said owner Bill Foley . Of course, some of all this was an illusion, too. Inevitably, a few quick-flip deals already have been discussed, and will go down early Thursday morning. Read More »

Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

Fultz, the 6-foot-4 guard, was selected No. 1 overall in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night and joined former LSU guard Ben Simmons as consecutive top picks for the Sixers. 2 pick in the 2015 draft. Sacramento was the only team with two lottery picks. Ball was taken by the Lakers, while Jayson Tatum ( Boston Celtics ), Josh Jackson (Phoenix Suns) and De'Aaron Fox ( Sacramento Kings ) rounded out the top five. Read More »

National Basketball Association draft grades: Celtics add offensive weapon with Jayson Tatum

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The Celtics have been linked with either Josh Jackson of Kansas or Jayson Tatum of Duke at No. 3, although multiple media outlets reported the team may be willing to deal the pick. "The next step for him is to continue to develop with the Pelicans so he can maximize his exceptional potential". It's been a long journey for Jackson, who moved to Utah as a child and attended Lehi as a freshman before becoming one of the top guards in the nation as three-year starter at Lone Peak. Read More »

Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

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Don't be surprised if the run on freshman keeps going through the top 10. There were about a dozen pictures of friends and family along with his slogan F2G, which means "Faithful to the Grind". He did manage to create a buzz. A bevy of cameras and National Basketball Association advisers were shuttling Markelle Fultz from interview to interview, running down the back hallways of the Barclays Center on Thursday night at a frenzied, fast-break pace. Read More »

26 picks into the NBA draft round 1, no seniors selected

Washington men's basketball has a top draft pick for the first time in program history. "Once I heard my name called it was like God calling me". After Fultz was off the board, the Los Angeles Lakers followed by taking Lonzo Ball, with the point guards from the Pac-12 Conference beginning a run of seven straight freshmen. Read More »

Tax fraud: Angel Di Maria fined £1.76million

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. 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 ($A21.8 million). Read More »

Celtics' Danny Ainge not anxious about trading away No. 1 overall pick

It's an impressive showing from the ACC to say the least, and Harry Giles ( Duke ) also has a chance to get drafted in the first round. Not only do fans get to follow along as front offices determine the future of the National Basketball Association, but 60 players get to have their dream of hearing their name called on draft night come true. Read More »

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

When the National Basketball Association draft began, the New Orleans Pelicans were not expected to hear their name called until the second round. Jenkins will always be remembered for hitting the game-winning shot against North Carolina to lift Villanova to a national title. Read More »

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

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Louis Blues . Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the news during the draft in Chicago . The Flyers used the No. The Blues add a playmaker in Schenn, who had 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points in 79 games last season. He's gone on to have a fairly illustrious career with Philadelphia, recording three 20-goal seasons and hitting at least 25 apiece in each of the last two years. Read More »

Here's Johnny ... Maroons shining star seals win

They will kick on plays three and four early in sets and due to the conditions they will trap the NSW fullback in the corners and really shorten up their defensive line and try and make it hard for the Blues to get that momentum through the ruck. Read More »

What Dennis Smith brings to the Mavericks

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Smith averaged 20.8 points and 7.1 assists per 40 minutes for NC State while the Mavericks were the lowest scoring team in the National Basketball Association last season with only 97.9 points per game. "This is a historic night for us", Carlisle said. The Dallas Mavericks introduced their newest point guard to the fans and media on Friday afternoon. Read More »

Liverpool complete 34.3m pound signing of Mohamed Salah

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Salah was a long-term target of Liverpool , who previously tried to sign him three years ago when they were pipped by Chelsea , and current manager Jurgen Klopp was keen to add more pace to his side. Salah will wear the number 11 shirt, with Roberto Firmino moving to number nine. The Egypt worldwide completed his switch from Roma to Anfield after passing a medical on Thursday and committing to a five-year deal. Read More »

Raikkonen prepared to help Vettel win fifth F1 title

Hamilton said Bottas had made an important contribution to the atmosphere within the team since his arrival. "Up until now, Sebastian has had the consistency of a winning championship, so we have to improve on our consistency if we are going to have a shot at winning this title". Read More »

76ers make Fultz top pick in NBA draft

For the last four years, the mantra of the Philadelphia 76ers has been "trust the process". The plaza outside Barclays Center is decorated in green and blue - as in Celtics green and 76ers blue. Ball, who stands 6-foot-6, led the nation with 7.6 assists per game while also averaging 14.6 points and six rebounds per contest. Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum: "It's a dream come true, making it to the National Basketball Association and being drafted by a great ... Read More »

PSG star Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case, pays fine

SPANISH PROSECUTORS have had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he managed Real Madrid . "But I still feel that Real Madrid probably hold all the cards, it's all down to them and it will be their final decision". The 32-year-old four-time World Footballer of the Year is alleged to have not paid the correct taxes from 2011 to 2014. Read More »

Nowell scores brace as clinical Lions tame Chiefs

Whitelock says other insights have been passed on to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who will have noted the Lions' ability to win penalties at scrum time. "At one point captain Rory Best went up to Garces and said, 'when we put those little dinks in behind them they're body checking.' The Lions are fed up with this sort of nonsense, as the whole of rugby should be, and have decided to make a concerted protest". Read More »

Ostapenko roars back to upset Halep in French Open final

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Virtually unknown outside tennis circles, the 2014 junior Wimbledon victor will move from No.47 to No.12 in the rankings on Monday. To make it a doubly hard day for the 25-year-old, the defeat meant she also missed out on becoming world number one. Read More »

Croatia's Cilic in Queen's club tennis quarters

With Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov having already progressed, three former champions are among the last eight at the prestigious pre-Wimbledon grasscourt event at Queen's Club. I'm feeling great on the court", said Cilic, who is chasing his second ATP title this year. The 2012 champion cruised past Donald Young 6-4, 7-5, despite the American saving 10 of Cilic's 12 break points. Read More »

Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets: Trade me

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Cabrera was one of the players Olney specifically mentioned as being on the block. Why the Mets love Reyes is unclear. With top prospect Amed Rosario almost ready to play at the major league level, it was unlikely that the Mets would pick up his $8.5 million option, and general manager Sandy Alderson said the team never picks them up earlier than the fall. Read More »

Confederations Cup Preview: Groups And Game Times

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Dzhikiya's strike from distance was saved by Marinovic as Russian Federation pushed forward, but New Zealand spurned a rare chance as Chris Wood headed over. "Cristiano is totally focused in helping our team". Achilles was chosen by the Hermitage Museum to work as a foreteller of the results of the soccer matches at the Confederations Cup . Read More »