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By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

Ball raised his family in the Los Angeles suburbs. "I try not to think about it too much", Markkanen said. Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists an...

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Transfer Rumour: Alvaro Morata agrees to Manchester United switch

Any potential deal to bring Griezmann to Old Trafford now looks extremely hard, however, following the confirmation of Atletico Madrid's transfer ban. Alvaro Morata played this season mostly as a sub...

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Magic: D'Angelo Russell had potential but Lakers needed more

LaVar Ball had long predicted that his son, who starred at UCLA this past collegiate basketball season and led the nation in assists, would be selected by the Lakers , in one of his many colorfu...

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Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP ) - Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time National Basketball Association champions' nine reti...

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Semi Ojeleye selected by Boston Celtics in second round of NBA Draft

Semi Ojeleye selected by Boston Celtics in second round of NBA Draft

Reports say that forward Ben Moore signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, after going undrafted. Ojeleye arrived at SMU in January of 2015 but had to sit out due to NCAA tra...

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Di María : Winger fined for Spanish tax fraud

Mourinho is alleged to have been charged on the basis of an image rights agreement, to obtain what the prosecutor declared was an "illicit benefit". The Argentine midfielder is accused of failing ...

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Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

The super-soft runs were interrupted at the halfway point when the narrow, twisty Turn 8 claimed its second F1 auto of the day, as the Renault of Jolyon Palmer ground to a halt in the barriers with ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion charges

Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion charges

Ronaldo becomes the latest high-profile footballer to become involved in a Spanish tax case. The 32-year-old - the world's highest-paid sports star according to Forbes - has been charged with fou...

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PSG would pay $151 million to Monaco for Kylian Mbappe

PSG would pay $151 million to Monaco for Kylian Mbappe

Manchester United , Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with Mbappe, with the latest rumours claiming that linking up with Arsene Wenger appeals to the player. Real Madrid are very s...

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Jose Mourinho releases statement responding to tax fraud allegations

Jose Mourinho releases statement responding to tax fraud allegations

Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" amid heavy speculation that his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid . But Mourinho is seeking to distance. A source confirmed to ESPN FC ...

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LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back

LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back

Gary Sanchez, whose passed ball gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the ninth, singled with one out in the 10th off Bush. Chris Carter struck out, which brought up Torreyes, who delivered the game-winning hi...

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Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball

Bridges was still behind a few freshmen in the 2017 recruiting class who figure to be one-and-done players, but he should emerge as one of the more polished players in the draft whenever he leaves Mic...

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Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

In the closely watched Georgia 6th District race, Democrat Jon Ossoff lost despite $30 million spent to back his bid against Republican Karen Handel . Actually running on popular policies is th...

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Verstappen on top as Red Bull dominate opening practice

Verstappen on top as Red Bull dominate opening practice

Kimi Raikkonen ended up fourth quickest and within 0.127s of Verstappen in a demonstration of how close the top three teams were, but the session ended on a sour note for the Dutch driver . He sl...

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Boxer Andre Ward Stops Russia's Sergei Kovalev In Eighth Round

It just wouldn't be an Andre Ward fight without him pissing off droves of fans and assorted boxing figures. The event was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Kov...

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Momentum crucial for first Lions Test

Momentum crucial for first Lions Test

Gatland has developed the Lions style seemingly with the specific intention of blunting the All Blacks' attacking game and it's unlikely he will depart from it in the first test at Eden Park. "Most ...

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Former captain O'Driscoll presents Lions players with Test shirts

Lions head coach Warren Gatland has decided against starting his tour captain Sam Waburton against the world champions in Auckland . KEY STATThe Lions have won just one series in New Zealan...

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All Blacks, Lions to clash in Auckland

All Blacks, Lions to clash in Auckland

The Lions have acknowledged the crucial importance of the first test in the broader scheme of the tour. There was, of course, a different perception south of the border, where the mainstream Briti...

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Lonzo Ball: Los Angeles Lakers pick promising point guard in National Basketball Association draft

On Thursday night one of his most impressive predictions finally came to fruition when his eldest son Lonzo was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers . Lavar Ball has been vocal about his son Lonzo b...

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Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud

The hearing will take place on July 31 in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the suburbs of Madrid , according to Spanish press reports . The Portuguese coach became a Spanish tax resident in 201...

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76ers get NBA draft's No. 1 pick from Celtics

76ers get NBA draft's No. 1 pick from Celtics

Thus continues Celtics general manager Danny Ainge's never-ending obsession with stockpiling draft picks and assets, but this move raises a lot more questions than answers. 1 pick in Thursday's ...

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'Video tech is the future of football'

The system has proved imperfect through the opening slate of matches. Webb was among the world's leading referees but as recently as past year he spoke of how he was "gutted beyond belief" to have ...

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Koepka rides birdie spree to US Open title

Koepka rides birdie spree to US Open title

Brooks Koepka walks across the eighth green during the second round of the U.S. Open on June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Hartford, Wisconsin . BROOKS KOEPKA , a golfer who many said would be a...

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Duke's Tatum goes No. 3 to Celtics

Duke's Tatum goes No. 3 to Celtics

I did. I admitted to it from day one when it was brought up. Since joining Boston four years ago, Stevens has stressed the value of positional versatility. "Nothing is guaranteed. I feel like no m...

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LaVar Ball gets booed mercilessly by crowd at NBA Draft

Who will go first - and where - has dominated the build up to the draft, which starts with the Philadelphia 76ers picking first, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at No. It should be an interesti...

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Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Ortiz left his mark on Boston from his play on the field to his dedication to helping others off of it. Ortiz is the lone link between the Red Sox's World Series-winning teams in 2004, 2007 and 20...

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Record 16 freshmen selected in first round of NBA draft

Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Duke had two players in the top 14, and nobody else placed more than one. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of colle...

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McGregor and Mayweather epic encounter is a €600m done deal

McGregor and Mayweather epic encounter is a €600m done deal

He added: "I'm not saying Conor McGregor's going to win". "Dana says he spoke with Conor Wednesday morning - he's VERY excited". Both men had previously said they wanted $100m (£78m) each for ...

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Jayson Tatum: 'I'm excited to be here' with Celtics

Jayson Tatum: 'I'm excited to be here' with Celtics

Boston had the No. 1 overall pick and spent two days with Markelle Fultz , seemingly ready to take him at the top of the draft. Tatum , 19, who glanced up at the 17 championship banners and reti...

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Blackhawks deal Panarin and Hjalmarsson, get Saad back

And with Marian Hossa out for the season because of a skin disorder, Bowman pulled the trigger on a pair of blockbuster trades Friday that will remake the Hawks in a radical way. We wish them both ...

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Liverpool interest in Kylian Mbappe 'is genuine'

Liverpool interest in Kylian Mbappe 'is genuine'

After the relief of seeing their club finally get the £34.3m signing of Mohamed Salah over the line, Liverpudlian smiles have dissipated from their faces after Marca claimed that the Reds had be...

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Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick

Knicks look overseas for help with No 8 pick

He'll provide a young global talent to possibly pair with Kristaps Porzingis , although the Knicks have not ruled out a trade involving their big man. "Definitely just to play with him would be great...

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26 picks into the NBA draft, no seniors selected

The decision by the Sixers is kind of surprising when you first hear it, but it makes sense in the long run. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz loves it so much th...

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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons roast Lonzo Ball on Twitter

One or two of those players need to turn into rotation players, alleviating the need to fill out the roster through more expensive means. "Right now, I'm hoping [Lonzo] leads us to a couple summer l...

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Timberwolves acquire Butler from Bulls in blockbuster trade

Timberwolves acquire Butler from Bulls in blockbuster trade

He only averaged about 17 minutes per game and 3.8 points. "It was unbelievable, really", said Fultz when asked about the feeling of crossing the stage after being announced as top pick . Lauri Mar...

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Lonzo Ball heads to Lakers as No. 2 overall pick

Analysts have pegged him to be the Lakers' choice months heading into the annual draft. Throughout his freshman campaign in Westwood, Ball, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound point guard reared in Chino Hills ...

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Lonzo Ball not 'in' on Lakers plans

If you put money on LaVar Ball wearing a Big Baller Brand tie to the green room of the 2017 NBA Draft , you may now collect your winnings. One player seems to be energetic on the big day: Lonzo Ball...

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Rebuild-a-Bulls: Butler trade signals hard Chicago reset

But the actual deal Chicago got in trading Butler away wasn't all that pricey compared to what Boston allegedly was asked to give up. Butler, 27, averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (...

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The NBA Welcomes the 2017 Draft Class

A possible lottery pick this year, Bridges will move up draft boards in next year's weaker draft as a powerful and explosive athletic freak. "After they got the third pick, we tried to schedule somet...

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NBA Draft: Knicks, Mavericks share strong interest in Frank Ntilikina

Ntilikina said he was pleased to be joining a team that already has a number of global players on their roster. He left the team this week to go to NY for the draft, and he is expected to return to ...

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