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Donovan Mitchell drafted 13th in the 2017 NBA Draft

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Mitchell led the ACC in steals (70, 2.0 per game, 23rd in the nation) and paced the Cardinals in scoring (15.6 points per game), 3-point field goals (80), and minutes played (32.3 per game). But he fell out of the rotation, and played two games in the playoffs. For the second consecutive year, a smart trade from GM Dennis Lindsey during the draft changed opinions for the Utah Jazz on the fly. Read More »

Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

On the other hand, as with our annual beer recommendations before the NFL Super Bowl, what you choose to drink at home is entirely your own choice and each of the competing nations has enough vinous, brewing and distilling prowess between them to cover all bases. Read More »

France beat England 3-2 with 10 men

England took the lead through Kane from close range (9), but France equalised 12 mins later on thanks to Samuel Umtiti's rebounded initiative. The French hosts were even friendlier early in the second half when Raphael Varane clipped Dele Alli from behind in the box, earning a red card following a video review. Read More »

Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson

In a vacuum, Tatum is a solid pick and a safe pick. "I'm going to have some custom-made shoes that I think nobody ever had before". They don't have the max-level cap space at the moment, but they should be able to make the necessary moves to open up cap space just in case someone like Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin decides to come. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud while at Real Madrid

And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at United for six seasons, hopes his former club can finalise a deal for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Real Madrid because he believes the European champions did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman. Read More »

Highland Reel wins Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot

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It was a tough performance at Epsom [Coronation Cup] and another one today, he's so courageous and I'd say that was probably a career best. Amanda Perrett savoured a first Royal Ascot victor for 17 years when Zhui Feng caused a 25-1 upset in the Hunt Cup, while in contrast the Jamie Spencer-ridden Con Te Partiro (20-1) came home with a real rattle to add to the increasing haul of American trainer Wesley Ward, this time in the Sandringham Handicap. Read More »

Hardaker shines as Tigers beat Rhinos, Salford suffer late heartache

Veteran Andy Lynch also drops out for the Super League leaders, so prop Gadwin Springer and winger Jy Hitchcox return to the squad. The Rhinos continued to defend their own line manfully and respect for their efforts came when the best attack in Super League opted to take the two points on offer when Leeds were caught offside on the last tackle. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver 'drenching showers' to Upstate NY

Sheriff's deputies have responded to almost 40 rescue calls of people swimming in the gulf as the tropical storm brought heavy rain , high winds, and even water spouts to the Florida panhandle. After a briefing with the national weather service this morning the bossier parish sheriffs office does not anticipate any major issues. The National Weather Service says residents in a Tropical Storm Watch should review evacuation routes and review their disaster supply kit. Read More »

Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice

It was an error a number of drivers had made, but Verstappen was too late in making the decision to take to the escape road and ended up sliding sideways into the barrier and heavily damaging his auto. It was another day to forget for Palmer, with the 26-year-old facing mounting speculation that he could soon be replaced, and so too for Alonso after his Honda engine conked out with 30 minutes remaining. Read More »

Could Erin Hills push Chambers Bay out of US Open rotation?

Open as the defending champion and world number one shot three-over 75 to languish 10 shots behind leader Rickie Fowler. The two-time European Tour victor loved the way he played under pressure through most of Saturday, but he was especially proud of how rebounded the one time he really screwed up. Read More »

Kyrie Irving may push for trade if LeBron leaves Cavs

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It seems that Kyrie Irving may also be checking into other options for himself. James has not indicated whether he will opt out of his deal after next season, so why break up the core? "One of the sources indicated that Butler would even push his front office to get the deal done, which is a huge change of direction for Butler, who has told both general manager Gar Forman and vice president of basketball operations John Paxson numerous times over the past year that he didn't want to be ... Read More »

Senate GOP unveils bill to change 'Obamacare'

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The Senate bill would cap federal spending even more severely than the House-passed bill; starting in 2025, the Senate bill would cap Medicaid spending at the rate of inflation (CPI-U) rather than at the rate of medical inflation, as in the House bill. Read More »

Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers

Philadelphia will hold the No. 1 pick for the second straight year, and worked Fultz out on Saturday night as talks with the Celtics got to the final stages. Fultz is the guy the Sixers want and they were willing to make the trade with a divisional foe, which is taboo in most circles, to make it happen. "And when the right deals come around, we will move on them". Read More »

FP2 - 0.1s splits Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari in Azerbaijan

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The second practice starts late Friday afternoon. However, his session ended in the wall when he crashed in the final minute, losing control at Turn 1 and slamming into the barrier side-on as he tried to steer out of the slide. "We've clearly still got lots of work to do ahead of qualifying". The first practice got underway under a clear sky with track temperatures at a blistering 54 degrees C (129 degrees F). Read More »

Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars

It is not just words. NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks - including the No. Fultz was cut from his varsity high school basketball team in his sophomore year, and even though many told him to transfer and not risk missing out on a potential collegiate and pro career, he and his mom chose to stay and prove the doubters wrong. Read More »

Jolyon Palmer out of F1 third practice session

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Watch for yourself as even the top drivers size up F1's most challenging circuit. Hermann Tilke, the architect behind most new Formula 1 tracks, designed the layout of the circuit. "The auto was working well and we didn't have any issues, which was great". The top five drivers - Verstappen followed by Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel - all finished within a quarter of a second. Read More »

Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

Max Verstappen claimed the double on Friday in practice for the Azerbaijan GP while Ferrari were fourth and fifth with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Vettel. In an all-too-familiar sight, Alonso slowed with smoke emerging from the rear of his McLaren , with the Spaniard radioing in with the simple message of "engine". Read More »

2017 NBA Draft grades — Phoenix Suns

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The 20-year-old will join Booker, Warren, Marquese Chriss, Tyler Ulis, Derrick Jones Jr. and Dragan Bender as Suns players under the age of 24. Okay, we're not actually sure if he said that, but probably. Malik Newman, who sat out last season under NCAA transfer regulations but practiced against Mason and Jackson all season, also sees parallels between the two former Jayhawks. Read More »

Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

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He was part of a stellar draft class with Mack and Jackson that has been key to Oakland's turnaround. The Raiders are officially a red-hot team and Carr has now been paid accordingly as a result. Just saying, you had BEAST MODE on your squad. "The exciting thing for me, money-wise, honestly, is that this money is going to help a lot of people". Read More »

Manchester United switch very tempting: Monaco's Fabinho

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Fabinho says the idea of moving to United is "tempting". "I'd talk to my agent and Monaco beforehand in order for everything to be decided in the right way". United have so far added defender Victor Lindelof to their squad as they attempt to improve on last year's sixth place in the Premier League . Mourinho is keen to bolster his ranks ahead of next season and wants to get his transfer business done early to avoid the disappointment of missing out on his top targets. Read More »

Veteran defender Marquez relishes playing for Mexico

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Later on Wednesday, Mexico needed second-half goals by Benfica's Jimenez and Peralta to grab victory over New Zealand in a bad-tempered match at Sochi. "I thought it was weird really , it was like we had elbowed the player the way it was going on", said Hudson. "We don't want to take things for granted", said Santos. Read More »

GM Ryan McDonough: Suns 'played by rules' in pursuit of Josh Jackson

I think it's a good fit for him. "I refuse to fail, period". The 20-year-old is known for his competitiveness and it came out in the interview room. He fills a Phoenix need with his defense. He was arrested after kicking in the tail light and denting the driver's door of a Kansas women's basketball player's auto while she was in it. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and signed a diversion agreement in April, which requires he attend anger management classes and refrain from using ... Read More »

All Blacks vs. Lions reaction: Gatland's men lack clinical edge

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The 48-Test hooker hasn't played rugby since being injured in the Hurricanes' March 18 Super Rugby match against the Highlanders. "I thought our tight-five were very, very good". "He did one dumb thing, which was his little chip ahead, but you know that every now and then there might be a brain explosion with Liam Williams , as we saw with the yellow card (against the Blues)". Read More »