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The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than past year

He's a leader. He treats people the right way. "Right now, I'm hoping [Lonzo] leads us to a couple summer league victories, and we'll take it from there."? Adobe analyzed social mentions around the draft, players and teams for the seven days leading up to the draft from across blogs and more than 10 social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Read More »

Markelle Fultz gives 76ers a dynamic backcourt

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The Sixers have a great opportunity to fill Philadelphia's gaping sports void, to not only reward long-suffering fans who were loyal to the the team throughout the tenure of former general manager Sam Hinkie and what he called "The Process", but to bring new fans onboard as well. Read More »

Ward retains titles with TKO win

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He was right on both counts. Kovalev not only thinks he won the first fight because of the second-round knockdown and winning the first five or six rounds, but he also has an excuse for his late fade that fight. Ward hurts Kovalev with a left hand and Ward is throwing a number of combos to the body has Kovalev wobbled up. The Russian - and many ringside observers - were surprised that Kovalev lost the first fight. Read More »

Worst No. 1 Draft Picks in NBA History

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Executives understand that they need players with the "do-it-all" quality and not just pure scorers that can't bring more than one or two skills to the table. The 76ers gave up an extra first round pick to acquire the player they felt, like many others, is the best player in the draft . "I'll be stealing like half of hers", he said. Read More »

Sixers: Markelle Fultz sets expectations for the upcoming season

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That is not just me talking because I am a player. "That's my goal since I was a young kid", said Fultz following Friday's formal news conference at the 76ers' training facility. Keith never got back to me about that important question. Another freshman was selected No. 16 when Creighton center Justin Patton was drafted by Minnesota. Read More »

Biggest Losers From The 2017 NBA Draft

Without an extension, Embiid is due to make $6.1 million this year. See, Philadelphia? He really does want to play for you! "I'm going to have some custom-made shoes that I think nobody ever had before". "And you circle back, if it's delivered, you got to own it, you got to practice like that, you got to act like that, you got to be that". Another freshman was selected No. Read More »

McGregor takes the piss out of Mayweather after fight confirmation

McGregor, a 28-year-old southpaw, is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions and one of the best MMA fighters in the world. The Mayweather-McGregor match, which went from a long shot to inevitable over the past few months, was officially announced by Showtime Sports and UFC on Wednesday. Read More »

William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory

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This is Byron's first career victory. "It gave us a lot of momentum going into this week". Byron made the most of it. Custer has seven previous starts at Iowa (three in Trucks and four in the K&N Pro Series). "I felt like we were heading in the direction we needed", said Hornish, who'll return to Iowa Speedway with Team Penske next month. Everything has come full circle for me. Read More »

Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball, Jimmy Butler Traded To Minnesota Timberwolves

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Patton sat out the 2015-16 season as a redshirt. "I don't know how many times we have to say it publicly". "You're not afraid to tell them the truth". The Bulls used the seventh pick on Lauri Markkanen , a 7-foot power forward out of the University of Arizona, while the T-Wolves drafted Creighton center Justin Patton with their 16th pick. Read More »

Devils open draft by snaring Swiss center

On Friday night, New Jersey selected Nico Hischier with the No. 1 pick, making the 18-year-old center the highest drafted Swiss player in league history. In exchange for the three-time 20-goal-scorer, the Flyers got the Blues' first-round pick this year, a conditional first-round pick in next year's draft and third-year forward Jori Lehtera . Read More »

South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

Roy's knock at Taunton came to an end when his partner Liam Livingstone struck one towards point but called no, leaving Roy scrambling to make his ground. "It is about reigniting that form at worldwide level". He had made 67 off 45 balls and England was in a strong position when he was in the middle. Read More »

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia

The Englishman believed they would be much improved in that area come the crucial World Cup playoff against the fifth-placed South American team in November, which they will advance to if they can overcome the Solomon Island over two legs in two months time. Read More »

Ronaldo helps Portugal into Semis, Russia out

Ronaldo did not complain and soon scored when Portugal earned its penalty from another two-man tackle. Ronaldo was central again a few moments later, meeting another Ricardo Quaresma cross with a header which came back off the crossbar. Read More »

Why Josh Jackson Would 'Love' To Play For Celtics Despite Cancelling Workout

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Kansas' Josh Jackson , right, hugs friends and relatives after being selected by the Phoenix Suns as the fourth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. I think I'm more of a guy who thrives in transition, and he's more of a halfcourt guy. "You know, to be a part of New Orleans and the organization means the world to me. Read More »

Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Chen Long to win Australian Open Super Series

But all that counted for nothing on Sunday as Srikanth bridged that head-to-head gap and won his fourth Super Series title with a comprehensive 22-20, 21-16 victory. The first cup was won by his teammate HS Prannoy at the Singapore Open two months ago, and the second one by Srikanth himself at the Indonesian open earlier this month. Read More »

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No

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There were even reports over the course of the night that the Celtics were in talks with the Indiana Pacers about acquiring all-star forward Paul George , which would truly be a gamble considering George is entering the previous year of his deal and has expressed a desire to play in Los Angeles. Read More »

WWE to invite LaVar Ball to 'Monday Night Raw'

He has the talent to be an All-Star. "We need two superstar players to come here, to join this platform and join our core group of great players we now have", Pelinka said. "If I'm Larry, I'm getting in the best shape possible". He also said that Ball was better than LeBron James , who has won three National Basketball Association championships. Read More »

Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time top scorer

It's not hard to imagine Germany facing a similarly tough 90 minutes this time next year, should they meet Chile in Russian Federation again. During the second half, both teams appeared to be concerned with the counter-attacking threat that the other could pose - rightfully so - and took fewer risks. Read More »

Dustin Pedroia (ribs) a late-addition to Red Sox lineup

David Ortiz has taken his rightful place among the pantheon of Boston Red Sox legends. He needed 38 pitches to grind through the inning, to the delight of the Fenway Park fans still buzzing after the pregame ceremony to retire David Ortiz's number. Read More »

The freshmen ruled the night at the 2017 NBA Draft

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National Basketball Association players took to twitter an provided commentary throughout the night-making the draft experience that much more special for fans. That young core of talent is expected to provide a base to rebuild the 76ers, who were 28-54 last season. Magic Johnson chose to stay home and drafted Lonzo Ball from out of UCLA with the #2 pick. Read More »

Vegas holds all the cards after expansion draft

Few players in the National Hockey League have a release as quick as Neal, who has scored 20 or more goals in six straight seasons, including 31 two seasons ago and 40 in 2011-12. Forward Tomas Nosek was selected from the Detroit Red Wings followed by two more forwards , Cody Eakin of the Dallas Stars and Jonathan Marchessault of the Florida Panthers . Read More »

Markelle Fultz can already see chemistry with Ben Simmons

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If the Lakers' 2018 first-round pick is No. 1 or is No. 6 or later, the Sixers will instead give the Celtics the rights to the more favorable of the Sixers' own 2019 first-round pick or the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first-round pick, provided that the more favorable pick is not the No. Read More »

Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout

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In the end, the Celtics might have mismanaged their assets. You're just gonna have to trust me on that one. "Part of being with the Celtics is actually enjoying what you do". The Celtics have one of the more fun rosters in the entire league. It's also important to note that this offseason seems far from over. That old saying resonates with the Boston Celtics right now, who have a ridiculous amount of resources but have yet to show anything for it. Read More »