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Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

The NCAA has never really liked it, and earlier this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the system as it's now constructed — where players can enter the draft after a year of college — is "not working for anyone". There's also a tantalizing worldwide talent in Ntilikina (pronounced Nee-lee-KEE-na), a 6-5 guard playing for Strasbourg in a French pro league. With all of these things going around, you make calls, you listen to calls and you see what fits your team. Read More »

76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick acquired from Celtics

At the time, Fultz was preparing for a February 4 showdown with UCLA that turned into a 107-66 Bruins rout. There's no denying that the 19-year-old is a brilliant individual talent. "We're going to try to make the right decisions to finish this project", Colangelo said. "He just checked all the boxes". But at worst, Fultz is still shaping up to be worth a fantasy pick in the later part of the middle rounds in drafts this Fall, with the potential to improve his draft stock depending on how ... Read More »

Dodgers hit 3 more HRs, complete 4-game sweep of Mets

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Yasiel Puig upset the New York Mets with a long look at his three-run homer Wednesday night in a Los Angeles Dodgers' victory. "I don't think he knows what having respect for the game is", Flores told reporters after the game, according to the New York Times' James Wagner. Read More »

76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

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Markelle Fultz is a Sixer . With the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , the Boston Celtics select forward Jayson Tatum out of Duke. Embiid welcomed Fultz to Philly with a tweet - what else? - where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons. Read More »

Markelle Fultz works out with 76ers before NBA Draft

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Fultz, 19, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his freshman season with the Huskies. From left, Markelle Fultz , De'Aaron Fox and Donovan Mitchell gather with other draft prospects on stage for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Suns make Josh Jackson the fourth overall pick in the draft

Although Duke was not the dominant team many expected it to be last year, Tatum lived up to his billing as a top-three recruit in the Class of 2016 and is the Blue Devils' fourth top-three pick in as many years. After a trade with the Boston Celtics , Philadelphia moved up two spots to take Fultz who joins last year's No. 1 overall pick, Ben Simmons, and promising second-year center Joel Embiid. Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

They are unpredictable in many ways. Low wants to oversee the development of a handful of his players to world-class status in Russian Federation in order to challenge his first-choice stars for their places. Just before halftime, German captain Julian Draxler tied the game from the penalty spot. "I'm very happy to be Chile's top-scorer now, our dream is to win this tournament and we feel we have a chance", said Sanchez. Read More »

Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

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The Boston mayor's office declared that a street near Fenway Park will be renamed David Ortiz Drive. A 10-time All-Star, Ortiz retired last season after spending 14 seasons of his 20-year major league career in Boston . The street joins a Boston bridge already named after the longtime designated hitter, and he's set to have his No. 34 retired by the club Friday. He became known for his penchant for getting big hits in clutch spots, and he retired with a World Series slash line ... Read More »

Duke's Jayson Tatum selected No. 3 overall by Celtics

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In exchange for Jackson, New Orleans sent Charlotte cash and 40th overall draft choice Dwayne Bacon , a small forward out of Florida State. In his lone collegiate season, Jackson averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 minutes and 3.0 assists for the Jayhawks. Read More »

What time is the National Basketball Association draft?

Draft night is the time when the future of the National Basketball Association can be dictated. Will Markelle Fultz become a superstar for the budding 76er franchise? The draft, which consists of two rounds and 60 picks, will be televised by ESPN. Read More »

Fearless Ostapenko 'amazed' by French Open triumph

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She was, though, about to "do a Kuerten". She had only one game. The 2017 French Open women's final at Roland Garros will showcase unranked Jelena Ostapenko against No. I thought grass is for soccer. To all the people back home, I got lots of messages and support. "Of course, I would like to win probably all of the Grand Slams ". Read More »

Real President Perez Expects Ronaldo to Stay

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Re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has described the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future as "very strange". "I have not spoken with him since [the Champions League final in] Cardiff", he told Spanish radio station, Onda Cero . Read More »

NewsAlert: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka for record 10th French Open title

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I come back and see people I have a good relationship with and it's very special. In my mind, he has been the second best player of all time for a while, but to some people, this title will be what puts him there. Nadal forced Wawrinka into another forehand error to break for 2-0 in the second set before the Swiss halted a run of seven games lost with a hold for 1-3. Read More »

Mexico's Osorio 'sorry' for bust-up with Kiwi bench

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The match - played at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia - ended 2-1 leaving New Zealand at the bottom of the table with no points, meaning the All Whites are now out of the tournament. After Salcedo was carried off on a stretcher, Wood went on to put New Zealand into a surprise lead in the 42nd minute. Wood squandered two one-on-one opportunities during the game, one with the score at 0-0, and one shortly before Jimenez bagged Mexico's equaliser. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

The 6-foot-4 guard becomes the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons previous year. The Celtics , who traded the top pick to the Sixers and moved down to No. They took point guard D' Angelo Russell in 2015 and forward Brandon Ingram in 2016. "They were just open arms", Lonzo said of his Lakers workout. McDonough said the only real weakness in Jackson's game is his spot-up shooting. Read More »

Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. "It's a very loaded class and I feel like especially whichever guys go at the top four, five, there may not be that much separation between (them) because everybody's just so talented", Tatum said. Read More »

Read recovered and raring to go against Lions

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Alun Wyn played well against the Crusaders, Maro was outstanding against the Maori. Hansen, speaking at a press conference after announcing his team on Thursday, indicated Gatland had been wrong to "apply pressure" on the official by talking about such matters openly. Read More »

Kings Reject Lakers' Offer to Swap Lottery Picks

And most believe he will sign with the Lakers , as Los Angeles is close to his hometown of Palmdale, Calif. After trading out of the first spot in this years draft, the Celtics are loading up on picks and knowing GM Danny Ainge's history, it appears they are looking to make a move for a superstar. Read More »

Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

Coach Rick Carlisle called it "a historic night for us", and it probably was. "He's got a lot to learn just like every guy in the draft, but right off the bat his competitiveness and his ability to score the ball is going to help whoever is in position to draft him". Read More »

Celtics - Paul George NBA trade rumors

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Despite George's vast talent, a one-year rental of George means the Pacers won't get very much back. The more intriguing question is how Magic will affect other players who may see the Lakers as a more prominent destination now. George hasn't said anything about wanting to play in Cleveland and the Cavaliers might have to hire a new general manager if David Griffin leaves when his contract expires on June 30th. Read More »

Joel Embiid Really Wants Ben Simmons to Dunk All Over Lonzo Ball

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That's been the dream scenario for the entire Ball family ever since Lonzo showed the first inklings of world-class talent. Ball was also one of four players in the country that earned consensus first-team All-American honors. And really, Lonzo rocking a brand new colorway of the ZO2s arguably could have been the most interesting thing to come out of the NBA Draft that didn't revolve around the Jimmy Butler trade to the Timberwolves or the prospect of Phil Jackson asininely ... Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

Another said the Celts were looking at perhaps moving down in the draft again and picking up another asset for their trouble. Fultz was hyped as a possible No. One of three No. 1 overall picks the Cavs have had since 2010, Irving is the best of the bunch. "But the game I play with my team back in France is very similar to this game". Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Yes, that's where the organization is. Also on the team are centers Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid , who were selected No. 3 overall in 2015 and 2014, respectively. ". I still can't believe it". He may be at the 'one, ' he may be at the 'two.' Again, he's a ideal combination guard who is going to fit in nicely with the rest of our people. Read More »