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Sixers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball with top picks

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The Celtics used the third pick to take Duke forward Jayson Tatum , who averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in his only season of college ball. Philadelphia fans and media in favor of the trade say Fultz would mesh well with Simmons. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and purple Big Baller Brand hat, the company he has started. Read More »

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid spell

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The state prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which indicate that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". Four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo is accused of diverting €150m of advertising revenue and image rights through a shell company in the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven. Read More »

The Bruins left these 19 players unprotected from Vegas' expansion draft

About 30 people managed to escape though at least two people were killed as the assault continued into the evening, authorities said . "We have some control over what's happening now - but now we're on the clock". Las Vegas hits the ice for its first preseason game on September 17 at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks. "We really like what we're looking at right now", McPhee told reporters. Read More »

Donald Trump now wants 'solar wall' on Mexican border

Now, with media reports abounding on his solar wall suggestion, Trump has publicly backed the idea. "Solar panels are very cheap now so I'm not convinced the revenue that is generated would come close to what is needed to pay for a wall", Mr Wouters said . Read More »

76ers get Fultz, Lakers take Ball atop NBA draft

When I first heard the rumors that the Sixers could be trading with the Celtics for the first pick in the draft , which will nearly 100 percent be Washington point guard Markelle Fultz , my initial thought was the following: "Man.how badly is Danny Ainge going to fleece Bryan Colangelo? ". Read More »

Jayson Tatum understands what Celtics role will be if taken No. 3

Ainge said he wasn't close to trading for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler , who ended up going to the Minnesota Timberwolves for guards Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine along with the No. "There's nothing to do in Sacramento", Ainge said with a smile. Ainge said he's not concerned with the potential for backlash, adding that he felt comfortable with the deal after the entire Boston front office agreed it was a good move. Read More »

Court sentence Angel Di Maria to one year imprisonment for tax fraud

The Spanish public prosecutor's office estimates that the amounts total €3,304,670 euros, of which €1,611,537 are related to 2011 and €1,693,133 are related to 2012. The Portugal worldwide will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. Read More »

Referees can stop games over discrimination at Confederations Cup

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The Kiwi team finished top of their group ahead of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, before beating New Caledonia 1-0 in the semi-final to set up a final date away to Papua New Guinea. The Swedes are reigning champions and also topped a qualifying section that included Spain, so Friday's match in Kielce could be close and odds of 7/2 about a Sweden win with bet365 look too big to ignore. Read More »

Cavs, GM David Griffin part ways

He likened the ending to a "no-fault divorce", pointing out that Gilbert did indeed tender an offer to Griffin - the details of which are not known - which Griffin walked away from. A team spokesman said Trent Redden, the team's senior vice president of basketball operations, is also not returning. "We got us 1 (trophy emoji)". Read More »

Pac-12 flavor expected at top of the NBA draft tonight

The 6-foot-4 point guard projected to be the No. 1-overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft at Barclays Center has a knapsack full of qualities for the pros. On a night in which the Minnesota Timberwolves made a splash by acquiring All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls , and the elder Ball declared that his son would take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year, the real action remained outside the arena. Read More »

USA asks China to do more to control N Korea

The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Trump has frequently praised Xi while resisting criticizing Chinese trade practices. The U.S. side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of worldwide sanctions on North Korea. The United States, South Korea and others often accuse North Korea of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions. Read More »

Syria troops positioning for Daesh fight

The shoot down comes two days after the US announced it shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces advancing on ISIS's stronghold of Raqqa . Moscow threatened that all US forces that near Syrian installations, troops, and vehicles will be treated as targets and will be attacked. The incident comes after the U.S. Read More »

Here's what Suns players are saying about Josh Jackson

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It is the second year in a row Boston has taken a wing player with the No. 3 pick , following Cal's Jaylen Brown a year ago. Jackson did not work out with the Celtics in advance of the draft and in a post-pick interview with ESPN acknowledged that may have affected his draft stock. Read More »

APNewsBreak: NASCAR's Knaus missing race notes after theft

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Knaus and his wife Brooke, a former Miss Sprint Cup, told the AP they were at dinner on Wednesday and upon returning to their rental vehicle found the passenger side window had been smashed and their briefcases stolen. Johnson is the 2010 victor at the road course. His average finish is 12th. "It's probably a good thing", Knaus added to the AP. "We haven't run very well here over the last couple of year, so if I don't have any notes to fall back on, we might come up with something new". Read More »

Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft is one of the more unique spectacles in sports. Ball, a 6ft 6ins point guard from Anaheim who broke the UCLA record for most assists in a season, was selected by the Lakers with the second pick. The first player taken who had spent a sophomore year in college was 12th pick Luke Kennard of Duke, taken by Detroit . Magic Johnson made a decision to stay home and drafted Lonzo Ball from out of UCLA with the #2 pick. Read More »

Markelle Fultz wore shoes made of basketballs to the 2017 NBA Draft

Although Washington struggled a year ago, Fultz shined. "When I heard my name called.it was like God calling me", Fultz said after being selected. Conversely, Embiid missed the first two years of his career due to injury. "We need Ben at point guard", Brown said of Simmons towards the end of last season . Read More »

Farrell kicks Lions to win over Crusaders in New Zealand tour match

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In halves Farrell and Conor Murray , Gatland had stand-out performers at the top of their game. "I'll be honest with Gats and he will be honest with me". "If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen, but I have to give myself the best shot". I know from my own experience how pressurised the environment is over there. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick

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Lonzo Ball, right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. 2 overall pick DeAngelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in this year's draft, clearing the way for Ball to take over as the team's lead guard, while the Atlanta Hawks sent eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard and the 31st pick to the Charlotte ... Read More »

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia

The Russian captain and custodian, Igor Akinfeev, on his 100th appearance was huge between the sticks and made a sensational stop to deny Andre Silva in the second-half to keep his side in the game. The game itself would end in a 2-1 win for Mexico, a result which sees them top of Group A and on course for the semi-finals. "Let's hope they're not as serious as we believe they are at the moment". Read More »

Egypt's Mohamed Salah undergoes medical at Liverpool

Press Association Sport understands negotiations have been finalised but, somewhat bizarrely, it is not yet known whether the transfer will break the club-record £35m the Reds paid Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll in January 2011. Salah will wear the number 11 shirt, with Roberto Firmino moving to number nine. He scored 19 goals and provided 15 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions. Read More »

Portugal sidesteps Ronaldo's legal woes at Confed Cup

Ronaldo has continued to improve since joining Los Blancos. The Portugal captain is apparently unhappy about the recent tax fraud allegations levelled at him, and how Los Blancos have handled the situation. Despite the off-field disruption, Ronaldo picked up the man-of-the-match award in Portugal's opening 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday. Russian Federation know one of the keys to derailing Portugal is ensuring Ronaldo has a quiet match at Moscow's Spartak Stadium. Read More »

Ex-Chelsea star Burley: Arsenal has Lacazette over Aubameyang

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Per The Guardian's Dominic Fifield , Lyon are already working on a deal for Chelsea's Bertrand Traore, and the club is willing to part with Lacazette for the right fee. Lacazette has said he will only move to a club who are playing in the Champions League, which is not something Arsenal can offer next season despite qualifying for the competition for the previous 19 seasons, but the Gunners are confident of landing the player. Read More »