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LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft

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Lawrence Frank , who is the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers, spoke very highly of Thornwell Thursday night. "Sindarius has shown the ability to play multiple positions". After all 30 franchises passed on his services as a result of the 2017 NBA Draft , the former collegiate standout has since signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a Friday morning report from Chris Haynes of ESPN . Read More »

76ers pick Markelle Fultz as first overall in NBA draft

The 2017 National Basketball Association draft finally has arrived. Fultz averaged 23.3 points a game, 5.7 rebounds a game and 5.9 assists a game in his lone college season. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the National Basketball Association draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago Bulls traded Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More »

No questions on Real Madrid, Ronaldo tells journalists

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The New Zealand forward had the best of the early chances when he twice forced Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera into saves. The victory came at a cost, with Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro helped off on 65 minutes with a suspected broken leg. Read More »

Kvitova into Birmingham semis, will face Safarova

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But the ball struck the net cord, jumped into court, and fell dead. "And she's been playing great on grass, and obviously we've had a lot of matches against each other, and I'm still waiting for a victory". Safarova came through a marathon battle with Australian Daria Gavrilova , triumphing 6-7 (4) 6-3 7-6 (5). Trailing again 5-3 in the final tiebreaker, Safarova hit a shot to the baseline that was called in. Read More »

Chauncey Billups: Cleveland Cavaliers executive?

Following the news, former National Basketball Association champion Chauncey Billups was announced as ca candidate to fill the role. Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin has made a decision to part ways with the team after failing to reach an agreement on his contract extension. Read More »

Hector Moreno grabs late equaliser for Mexico vs. Portugal

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Cristiano Ronaldo , coming off a tumultuous week off the field, had set up Ricardo Quaresma's opening goal for Portugal, and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez hit Mexico's equalizer just before halftime. The homophobic abuse was heard during Mexico's opening game against Portugal in Kazan on Sunday despite Federation Internationale de Football Association warning on the eve of the World Cup warm-up tournament that there would be tighter monitoring of offensive incidents in stadiums. Read More »

Liverpool Boss, Klopp: Why I Signed Mohamed Salah

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The Egypt global winger moved to Chelsea in January 2014, but he failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge. Salah completed a permanent move to Roma for £13m last summer. The 25-year-old had a medical at the Melwood training ground on Thursday and will wear the No 11 shirt next season, with Roberto Firmino switching to take the No 9 shirt. Read More »

Police consider manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower aftermath

She said that they are now examining the cladding and the insulation behind the cladding, along with how the tiles were fixed to the building. To date, we have not received any information from local authorities and private property companies to indicate that there are buildings within Tyne and Wear that have the same cladding as used on Grenfell Tower. Read More »

Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers

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Stepan is coming off a 55-point campaign and a six-point playoff run with the Rangers. NYR acquired d-man Anthony DeAngelo and the 7th pick in the 2017 Draft from Arizona in exchange for Derek Stepan & Antti Raanta. 2 goalie is probably on the Rangers' revised shopping list. Anthony DeAngelo gives the Rangers youth and a right-handed stick at defense. . DeAngelo, 21, was a 1st-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal 'were the better side' vs Russia

Second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta secured an all-important 2-1 win for Mexico over New Zealand . It quickly became clear that the intentions of the "Aztec" is more than serious. "The fact we got into those positions says a lot about how we played in the first half". "We certainly did not feel nervous, " he said. The 23-year-old Mexico worldwide, who will join the Eagles this summer, appeared to pick up a serious shoulder injury after falling badly during his ... Read More »

Ronaldo, Portugal move right ahead

Ferdinand Santos is expected to rest some stars, including captain Ronaldo, against the Kiwis. New AC Milan signing Andre Silva should lead Portugal's attack in Saint Petersburg, where Portugal will be the heavy favourites. After Leeds United striker Chris Wood gave the All Whites a shock first-half lead, second-half goals by Benfica's Raul Jimenez and Peralta sealed the win. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes to see off Russian hosts

The win leaves Portugal in a strong position on four points in Group A with just a game against outsiders New Zealand remaining Saturday. Only fourth-placed NZ have no chance after losing their two games so far. KAZAN , Russia - Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has said defender Hector Moreno is not fully fit and may miss the crucial Confederations Cup match against Russia on Saturday. Read More »

Bears fans will need to sign up for free training camp tickets

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The team will conclude their camp in Santa Clara, Calif., where they will have two joint practices with the 49ers (Aug. 16-17) and one solo practice (Aug. on Thursday, July 27. July 29: 11:15 a.m. July 31: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30: 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 1: 10:55 a.m. The Bears will conduct their Family Fest practice at Soldier Field on Saturday, Aug. Read More »

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup

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Host Russia is third with three points and New Zealand has none. "Whether we are doing well or not people will always criticise us so we [the players] don't care what they say". Stanislav Cherchesov's plan was not working, though it was a personal mistake that lead to a goal and Ronaldo's magic. 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 »

Chiefs and GM Dorsey agree to go separate ways

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Dorsey is one of six general managers in the team's history. However, the Chiefs shocked their fans when they fired Dorsey on Thursday. "I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best interests of the team to part ways now", said Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said. Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in 2017 NBA Draft

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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. In 2011, Butler was the 30th overall pick by the Bulls. A record 14 were taken in the first round of last year's draft and that number should be threatened Thursday. Read More »

Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

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Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson received the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The Maple Leafs' No. The Arizona-raised center didn't miss a game while propelling Toronto back into the Stanley Cup playoffs for just the second time since 2004. Under the draft expansion rules, Las Vegas picked one available player from each of the other 30 National Hockey League teams. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Spanish tax authorities believe Mourinho used an image rights company based in the British Virgin Islands that was part of a chain of companies including two in Ireland linked to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes. "The corporate structure was used by the accused in order to make the benefits derived from image rights opaque", the prosecutor said in a statement. Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson defended his players and said the fact they were able to fully test the more fancied Mexicans was a more likely reason for their frustration. Eintracht Frankfurt's summer signing Carlos Salcedo faces the prospect of a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury while on global duty at the Confederations Cup . Read More »

Pacers president: Paul George's remarks 'a total gut punch'

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Before the draft, Pritchard engaged in trade talks with teams such as the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Lakers. "You go from a situation where you're trying to build and you don't feel like you're that far away with Paul, Myles [Turner] coming as fast as he's coming, [Jeff] Teague having a good year - we felt like as the season went on, he got better", Pritchard said . Read More »

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

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I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's going on in these four elections but also a plan moving forward. Rice said other Democrats she had spoken to were calling for new leadership across the board. Still, just as Uber CEO resigned on Tuesday to protect the legitimacy of his company from his scandal, Pelosi may need to take a step back and realize that her lukewarm leadership is only making things worse. Read More »

No Celtics workout today for draft prospect Josh Jackson

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The Sacramento Kings have two top-10 picks, while National Basketball Association champion Golden State and runner-up Cleveland have none in the first round. 1 pick but they know more than I do so when they called me for a workout I was like sure". The NBA Draft is on Thursday night, and there will be a celebration in Philly for the second-straight year. Read More »