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Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft

This is the 11 time in NBA Draft history two or more Tar Heels were picked in the first round (1977, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2017). Markelle Fultz became the first UW player to be selected first in the NBA Draft. The jury is still out on the third, Ben Simmons , who was the top selection past year. Read More »

Devils select Hischier with first overall draft pick

The highest ever Swiss-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft agreed. He posted 38 goals, 48 assists and 86 points for the Halifax Mooseheads in 57 combined regular season games. 10 to Florida) were the lone exceptions. New Jersey had its pick of any player in the draft and got a great one in Nico Hischier . "Our biggest need, and our biggest goal, was to acquire a puck-moving defenceman". Read More »

John Farrell ejected as Red Sox fall to Angels

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Ortiz retired at the age of 40 with one of the best seasons of his career, hitting.315 with 38 homers and a league-leading 127 RBIs. Ramirez finished allowing just four hits and no walks. "I didn't feel like my heart was ever racing", he said. In a poignant moment, the Red Sox invited the late Puckett's family to Fenway Park and introduced them on the field. Read More »

Improving Federer beats Zverev in Halle

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori was forced to retire with an injury during his second-round match against Karen Khachanov at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday. Federer will face Florian Mayer in the quarter-finals following his 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 6-3 victory over the sixth-seeded Lucas Pouille. While Federer their initial meeting past year in the Rome Masters, Zverev returned the faovur a month later with a three-set victory in the Halle semi-finals. Read More »

Cavs Offer Billups Five-Year Contract to be GM

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The 5-year offer, from owner Dan Gilbert, came just after Gilbert and Cavs' General Manager David Griffin shockingly agreed to part ways on Monday. He said that the Killer 3's were the favorite before Chauncey Billups "took that job" referring to the Cleveland Cavaliers' GM opening. Read More »

Germany, Chile up for titanic Confed Cup clash

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Chile might possess a better team in terms of experience but history favours the Germans. "For many it was the first game in such a tournament so I am satisfied", he added. "We will try to move the ball around quickly so that Cameroon players don't get into one-on-one situations". Sanchez wrote his name into the history books with help from Arsenal teammate Shkodran Mustafi , who blundered when his terrible pass out of defence was deflected by Arturo Vidal into the path of Sanchez. Read More »

Warriors Bring the Championship Back to the Bay

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Iggy has helped Golden State win the NBA Finals two of the past three years including winning Finals MVP during the 2014-15 championship run. Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down three-pointers, dished and dunked in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series. Read More »

Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

I think everybody understands playing with somebody with Lonzo's talent will make them better and also get them easier baskets. Armed with charisma, confidence and a kid named Ball, he is hoping for more Lakers magic. "But my dad definitely had some tape of him. You see yourself. You see Jason Kidd ". Ball, who says he's only had 45 minutes of sleep in the last whirlwind two days, is also scheduled to throw the first pitch at Friday's night's Dodger home game vs. Read More »

NHL Draft is big night for the Golden Knights

Other notable players that Vegas picked included forwards David Perron , Erik Haula and defencemen Jason Garrison, Marc Methot , Clayton Stoner and Trevor van Riemsdyk . McPhee's predecessor and successor with the Capitals: While it was a good night for McPhee, who previously held the same post in Washington, the expansion draft wasn't so kind to the man McPhee replaced with the Capitals (David Poile) and the one who stepped in after McPhee was sacked in 2014 (Brian MacLellan). Read More »

Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany

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Triggered initially by Marcelo Bielsa, these are hallmarks of Jorge Sampaoli's side but Juan Antonio Pizzi has kept them firmly on the same path since taking over almost two years ago. Their most recent clash was a friendly in Monchengladbach in June 2014 which ended in a 2-2 draw. Just as happened against Germany , another lapse in concentration cost Australia for Zambo Anguissa's goal. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time top scorer with 38th goal

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Both teams will be looking to take possession and harry their opponents to put them under pressure early on. "I'm happy for what the team has done, for our effort". The Arsenal centre-half collected the ball from the Marc Andre ter Stegen in the German goal and tried to play a pass into midfield. As if it weren't already bad enough for the 25-year-old, he was also lucky to stay to get away with a strong challenge on Vidal after he released the ball for Sanchez to score. Read More »

Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft

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The first National Hockey League draft in Chicago began with another 18-year-old forward, with Swiss center Nico Hischier going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils . "Just remember, I went two picks higher than [Toews] did", Kane said to the crowd. Once the laughs died down, the Hawks selected Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju. Read More »

Portugal sidesteps Ronaldo's legal woes at Confed Cup

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Real Madrid star Ronaldo was last week accused of evading €14.7 million through offshore companies and will appear before a judge on July 31, judicial sources said. "The Economic Crimes Section of the Madrid Prosecutor's Office has filed a complaint in the courts of Pozuelo de Alarcón against José Mourinho in which he is accused of committing two crimes against Public Treasury during the years 2011 and 2012 for a total amount of 3,304,670 euros". Read More »

Teams mostly think forward early in NHL draft

Even though the Hawks didn't have a first round pick the last two years, it would be hard for them to do anything of outcome after what transpired earlier in the day. The 18-year-old Canadian center had 32 goals and 62 assists in 69 games last season for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. "Just remember I went two spots higher than Johnny, Kane said before announcing the pick". Read More »

NBA Draft Results 2017: Celtics Take Jayson Tatum

Duke's Jayson Tatum is projected to be the area's first player off the board but N.C. State's Dennis Smith , ACC player of the year Justin Jackson of North Carolina and Duke sophomore Luke Kennard should all join him in the first round if not in the lucrative lottery. Read More »

Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft

Devonte' Graham, the soon-to-be Kansas senior and Mason's former teammate, witnessed that transformation firsthand, and the two reminisced about the journey Wednesday morning. Jawun Evans: I've been watching him since high school, and he excelled as a sophomore under head coach Brad Underwood at Oklahoma State. It will be very interesting to see what the National Basketball Association has to say about this, and whether the Celtics will raise issues with how things went down. Read More »

Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout

The Los Angeles Lakers' second overall pick from UCLA, Lonzo Ball , received the most overall mentions by far. "It's an incredible feeling", Tatum said on ESPN. This year? Jayson Tatum. Over the course of one year, he attempted six more field goals per game and upped his three-point success by 8.5 percentage points. Read More »

Official Draft Party of the Philadelphia 76ers

Embiid welcomed Fultz to Philly with a tweet - what else? - where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons. The Sixers needed a backcourt player who can do what Simmons never has shown he can do: Shoot. The 1.93m guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons a year ago. Under NBA rules, draft picks' salaries must be between 80 and 120 percent of a predetermined figure. Read More »

Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars

The Bulls also held the 38th pick in the second round. The 76ers are expected to take Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick. Both Chicago and Indianapolis were playoff teams last season. 1 pick. Heron, who was a 5-star signee in the class of 2016, made a decision to stay at Auburn this upcoming season after a solid freshman campaign in which he averaged 15.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Read More »

Cameroon coach Broos rues Aboubakar's missed chances against Australia

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The result left both teams with four points each in Group B, three more than Australia and Cameroon . "We probably just need to be a bit more ruthless and take some chances when we're dominating", he said . He was wrongfully bested in the first half by Eduardo Vargas who scored in the first half after a play by Vidal and had already started celebrating but was angered when the VAR decided that the goal was not to be counted as he was offside. Read More »

Celtics pick Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3

I can not necessarily point to a specific answer just yet, as we have yet to see how this pick will transform Boston come next season. "I'm just a really versatile player". Jackson's actions said the same, but his words kept hope alive that he would work out or at the very least, talk to the Celtics organization - neither of which happened. Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

The Lakers tried that strategy before under a different regime, something that backfired amid several coaching changes, an injured Kobe Bryant and unproven players on one-year contracts. Just everything he's going to teach me is going to be useful. Pelinka said that Ball's play will be "infectious" and make his teammates more willing passers as well . Read More »

NBA Draft 2017 Analysis: Top ten

Second-round picks Jonah Bolden and power forward Mathias Lessort out of France also won't join the team next season. Earlier this week the Philadelphia 76ers traded the no. It's one of the biggest moments in the year for basketball and its fans. He wanted to remain in the Los Angeles area after averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and six rebounds in his lone season as a Bruin. Read More »

Sixers make Fultz top National Basketball Association pick

Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks was picked by Orlando at 25 and he was then traded to Philadelphia. Jonah Bolden at No. 36. That was the whole point in trading up. The hard part for Sixers head coach Brett Brown is to get this group on the same page and hope that they can survive training camp and preseason without anyone ending up on the injured list. Read More »