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Sixers clear way to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick

However, if either of those 2019 picks result in the first overall selection, Boston will receive the other first round pick instead. "Even before the lottery, we have been evaluating these kids for the last few years, and we felt that they were all close", he said of the talent level between Fultz, Ball, Jackson and Tatum. Read More »

Semi Ojeleye drafted by Boston in second round


Kadeem Allen was drafted number 53 overall in the second round by the Boston Celtics. The pick was a few spots lower than where most mock drafts predicted Ojeleye to go. A lot guys would be crushed, but he worked and worked. He goes from oblivion into a draft choice. He will be joining a team on the rise in the Bucks, as 22-year-old superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led them into the playoffs last season. Read More »

Sixers looking to sign Joel Embiid to contract extension this summer

So, we've only gotten limited glimpses of Embiid, but what we've seen has been tantalizing. If the two sides can't reach a deal by October 31 (the deadline), Embiid will play out this season then be a restricted free agent next season. Sixers owner Joshua Harris said at a press conference that the team is looking to keep Embiid around for as long as they can, and an extension this summer would do just that. Read More »

Two Winterhawks picked in first round of National Hockey League draft

You can't describe it". In the second round with the No. 57th overall pick, the Blackhawks selected defenseman Ian Mitchell, who is from Canada, 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. The NHL will announce later today that the league will sponsor studies at five US colleges to examine the feasibility of a Division I hockey program on those campuses, according to an NHL source. Read More »

Celtics have 70.55% chance to get Lakers 2018 pick, per calculation

Lakers . When you study what Markelle did in college , you recognize very quickly that he has the ability to play that position if he wanted to be a ball distributor as well. A record 16 freshmen were taken in Round 1, including a new high for first-year players selected in the lottery. The players don't get much of a say in which team they play for, but that didn't stop Lavar Ball from saying his son would play for no one but the Lakers. Read More »

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid

He downplays his excitement by comparing his feelings to his new teammate, Joel Embiid . Fultz also talked in the Players' Tribune piece about how he had to trust his own "process". "This will be the next Doctor J. We need someone like that in Philadelphia", said John Petracci of West Deptford, NJ. Embiid's personality made a great impression on Fultz, but not just because of how amusing he can be. Read More »

Lakers select Chino Hills' Lonzo Ball

Also going to the Lakers are the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma, who was drafted with the 27th pick. Magic made his intentions known a few days before the draft when he traded D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn, giving up on the No. ESPN interviewed LaVar for what felt like the 100th time Thursday night right after the Lakers picked Lonzo. "D'Angelo is an excellent player", Johnson said Friday, when the team introduced its top draft pick Lonzo Ball at its practice facility. Read More »

S Africa win after Roy's freaky exit

As it was, Dawson was required to hit another four (or three to ensure a Super Over) and was unable to make contact with his heave. The third umpire decided that Roy was at fault and has to go. In keeping with a contest between two sides that are a blend of first-teamers and fringe players - cricket's contractual obligations have long since trumped the out-dated notion that worldwide sport must always be best versus the best - England are likely to give debuts to Dawid Malan and Craig ... Read More »

Rio Ferdinand encourages Jose Mourinho to sign Cristiano Ronaldo


The journalist also revealed that Real Madrid are yet to receive any concrete offers for any of their players in the summer transfer window. Among the clubs reported to be interested in Ronaldo is former team Manchester United for a fee which could hit 200 million euros, with a possible get-out clause of one billion euros. Read More »

Striker Costa hard to replace at Chelsea, says Lampard


Speaking to SkySports , Chelsea's all time top scorer, Lampard believes Chelsea will have to visit top clubs for the best strikers in the world in order to adequately replace Costa. Steve Nicol tries to decipher which club Romelu Lukaku could be leaning towards as the striker claims he already knows where he'll be next season. "In terms of an all-round striker, he's proven to have scored goals at Everton, but there are others". Read More »

Sergey Kovalev promoter incensed by low blows during Ward TKO


Kovalev tried to tie the American up, but Ward was relentless, slamming punches to the head and body. And he's like right now, "oh yeah I beat the Kovalev , but he won with empty Kovalev ". They clinjch again as Weeks has to work. "I give God glory for this victory". The action is heating up. Also celebrating titles was members of the Golden State Warriors, who attended the fight as they continue to party in Las Vegas. Read More »

Jose Mourinho strenuously denies tax fraud claims


A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012. Di Maria , who now plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended. Read More »

Chelsea close to landing star 25-year-old as £60m signing


And according to the Daily Mail , the Premier League champions are ready to make their move and are expected to offer £60m to prompt negotiations. Nevertheless, considering what has happened already this summer with the 25-year-old, it's hard to see how the situation ends with Liverpool signing him having had to make that apology and backtrack with their interest. Read More »

76ers And Celtics Finalize Deal For The No. 1 Pick


That came to them via the Nik Stauskas trade , one of the strangest in recent National Basketball Association history. If the Lakers do win the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery , the 76ers get that pick, and their obligation to the Celtics shifts back a year. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time top scorer

Alexis hailed his side's performance, saying: "It's true that we played a very good game". "We have to improve a lot, we only have a short time together, have to play with more concentration and take our chances", said Wagner, the eldest player in the Germany squad at 29. Read More »

Everton face tricky start to 2017/18 Premier League campaign


They will welcome Liverpool on October 21, a match that is followed by a trip to Manchester United . The Blues welcome Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge on November 4 and have a hard start to 2018 as they visit Arsenal, while a home clash with Liverpool in the penultimate outing of the season could prove pivotal in deciding the title. Read More »

Knights, Devils get hockey elite

Vegas isn't going to be a major threat to any good National Hockey League teams for at least another few years, but this is still a smartly built roster that likely won't challenge the Caps' mark. "I thought it went really well", General Manager George McPhee said of the draft. "I'm not looking for this". "What surprised me was the quality of some of our forwards that we were able to get out of this situation, moving players around". Read More »

Portugal eases past New Zealand into Confed Cup semifinals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th worldwide goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup . The strategy helped Ronaldo get his 75th worldwide goal and Portugal an ultimately easy 4-0 win at the Confederations Cup on Saturday. With Ronaldo dominating All Whites defenders in the air midway through the first half, the next aerial challenge saw two leave him in a heap with rugby-style physical ... Read More »

Wales centre Davies in fitness race for Lions


At this stage of the Tour it is important to build on the foundations that have been laid in the last few weeks. Maori All Blacks boss Colin Cooper has called on his troops to take an All Blacks mentality into Saturday's clash with the British and Irish Lions in Rotorua - and has named a matchday squad more than strong enough to do so. Read More »

Minnesota Twins take high school shortstop with No. 1 pick


Mike Radcliff, Twins vice president of player personnel, called Lewis "one of elite athletes" of any draft and said his speed is near the top of the scouting scale. 54 overall). Schmidt underwent Tommy John surgery in early May. One person involved in the team's draft-day process said the Twins feel they took the best player. Read More »