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ESPN's NBA Draft Ratings Up 13 Percent

In all, the first seven and 12 of the first 14 picks were freshmen. The Sixers gave up conditional future draft picks for Pasecniks, a 7-1 center, who could be stashed overseas and continue to develop before he is brought over. "But hold up. First, just let me have a second". Coach Brett Brown 's first thought was to text former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie and thank him for the plan which he called The Process. Read More »

5 key facts to consider for Conor McGregor vs

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Floyd Mayweather posted on social media last night that "It's Official!" and McGregor posted, "The Fight Is On", hours after an August 26 fight date at the MGM Grand was approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall. Irish fighter I think the main star of this series, but he never fought under Boxing rules, but because Conor minimal chances more than the biggest purse in his career. Read More »

Federer to face Zverev in Halle final

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You could make a case for either side, but I'm giving the edge to Federer , as he's just too consistent and still pounces on any mistakes his opponent makes. The 35-year-old Swiss star will be chasing his ninth title on Sunday at the grass-court tournament in Halle, Germany . He next faces Karen Khachanov , who defeated Russian compatriot Andrey Rublev 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-3. Read More »

Sixers make Fultz top NBA pick

The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. They waited two years for Embiid to recover from injuries. And I look at them knowing that their heart is in the right place. Embiid averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in only 25.4 minutes per game. Teams are assigned picks largely based on their win record in the previous season. Read More »

No. 1 pick hopes to turn 76ers into winners

The Los Angeles Lakers' rookie is slightly ahead of a couple of Sixers, both of which were taken with the #1 overall pick. The 19-year-old also will get the chance to play against the team that essentially traded him - the Boston Celtics . Read More »

It's Draft Day in the National Basketball Association; everyone go wild!!!

After that is anyone's guess. If chosen, he would be the first Wildcat drafted since 2008 when Michael Beasley was the No. 2 overall pick by Miami and Bill Walker went No. "Obviously I did a few things wrong that I should not have done, but it's been blown up a lot just because I am who I am". Tatum and the Celtics seem to have more familiarity, with the 6-foot-8 swingman believing he'd be a good fit on the roster of the team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights take forward Cody Glass with 6th pick in draft

The fact that they were the only ones picking players from the league's other 30 teams - compared to the rotation that Minnesota and Columbus were subject to 17 years ago - was one of several factors in GM George McPhee's favour. This comes after the NHL 's newest team made its expansion draft selections during Wednesday's awards show. So it doesnt matter to me.”. Unlike the past two years, when Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews went No. Read More »

Storm remnants move through area

It's the third storm of the season, which got an early start with Tropical Storm Arlene in April. Although there is no lightning associated with the rain thus far, the weather service says going through this morning, there should be enough instability for at least scattered thunderstorms to develop. Read More »

Celtics Draft Primer: Danny Ainge's Master Plan Set To Take Some Shape

But one thing we do know is that Jackson will not work out for the Celtics . But if Ainge thinks Jackson is the best player in the draft, then he should take him regardless of a workout or not. Always has been. Ever since I was young and my favorite Kansas player at the time, point guard Kevin Pritchard, was drafted by Golden State on my birthday in 1989, I've been obsessed with the NBA Draft . Read More »

LaVar Ball Remains Unbothered As Son Lonzo Gets Drafted by LA Lakers

Hong). Could Lonzo Ball bring back Showtime to Los Angeles? "I'm just thankful for everybody that helped me get here", Lonzo Ball said . Everything is peachy in Hollywood right now, but we just finished episode one. "The tide has turned", Johnson said. People want to play here again. Lakers fans should be excited. Certainly, this is a risky move by the Lakers but these are the moves the organization needs to make if they want to move toward the top. Read More »

Chauncey Billups mulling Cavs' offer to be president of basketball ops

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Gilbert met on consecutive days earlier this week with Billups , who aspires to be an National Basketball Association executive and is at the top of Cleveland's wish list. Chauncey Billups remains the only candidate to head the Cavaliers' front office, but the job was still vacant Thursday night. Even without Billups , the team is still in good hands. Read More »

Devils take Hischier No. 1, Flyers select Patrick at No. 2

Habs GM Marc Bergevin, wearing bright red trousers on Day 2 of the draft, notably scored Jonathan Drouin from Tampa and defenceman David Schlemko from Vegas. "I know what I can do on the ice", he said. "It's an important thing and you want to be sure". "It's a great accomplishment by him and hopefully he can help us do the same in the future". Read More »

LSU Punches Ticket to Finals in Saturday Blowout Win

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The outcome sends the fourth-seeded Tigers (52-18) into the championship series for a seventh time and first since claiming the 2009 title. "Every time I go up, I'm just trying to get in positive counts, 0-0, 2-1, 3-1 etc.", says Papierski. Read More »

Pelicans add Frank Jackson in draft

It seems like just yesterday the Pelicans' packaged their two second round picks to move up and take a flyer on seldom used Kansas freshmen Cheick Diallo. "That could get me in trouble there". The day before the draft , Tatum invoked a popular name in Boston, saying his favorite player is Paul George and that he thinks their styles are similar. Read More »

Head Coach Luke Walton Wants LaVar Ball to Slow Down

Hong). The Los Angeles Lakers on Friday afternoon introduced their second overall pick from the 2017 NBA Draft in former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball , which elicited much praise and optimism from the organization about what could lie ahead. Read More »

Fiji beats Scotland 27-22 for first time in 19 years

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While Scotland were having problems with their handling, Fiji continued to struggle with their discipline, so when they also lost prop Peni Ravai for collapsing a maul, Scotland took full advantage. "For us to win Test matches we've got to defend really well - like we showed last week - and we probably missed too many tackles today", said Townsend, who tasted defeat for the first time as Scotland head coach. Read More »

John Farrell goes nutty on umpire after ejection

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Ramirez tossed six one-run innings and got some help from a balanced Angels offense in a 6-3 win over the first-place Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. It's not the first time Farrell has been ejected by Miller . Moreland tied the score with an estimated 418-foot blast to center field in the second. Read More »

British tennis player Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

This is a very hard day for me and I wanted to come here in person to tell you guys face to face. The Briton said he had " let a lot of people down " adding, " I made a mistake and I must face up to it ". In March 2015, he was fined for failing to turn up for a Futures event on the Wirral as his ranking slumped to 772nd in the world. In 2007, former world number one Martina Hingis said she had tested positive for cocaine during Wimbledon that year and promptly announced her retirement ... Read More »

76ers tab Fultz with No. 1 pick of NBA draft

He had some seriously impressive performances for the Wildcats, one included an 39 point game against Ball's UCLA Bruins. Maybe Boston would have been a great landing spot for Fultz. 1 pick. Laker legend Magic Johnson and team brass greeted #2 overall pick Lonzo Ball on a conference call. "Tonight was supposed to be a good night". Read More »

Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

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Alexis Sanchez refused to be drawn on his Arsenal future after becoming Chile's all-time top scorer in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup. "We probably just need to be a bit more ruthless and take some chances when we're dominating". The 23-year-old proved to be influential in helping a lacklustre Germany draw level in the 41st minute, driving forward with a bursting run before playing a ideal through ball to release left-back Jonas Hector, whose low cross found ... Read More »

Devils Take Hischier; Flyers Grab Patrick, Vegas Selects Glass

The Devils won the NHL Draft Lottery on April 29. Chicago Blackhawks unsure how they will address Marian Hossa's absence. The decision to select Hischier wasn't easy but general manager Ray Shero is confident he is the player New Jersey needs down the middle for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Follow along with the NHL Draft 2017 live blog!

Now, the newest fan-base in the National Hockey League was chanting his name. "I'll give it everything I've got to win some games", Fleury said. The Golden Knights didn't go off the board in making the team's first selection. Via Cap Friendly , ten players selected will be unrestricted free agents after this season (including Neal and Marchessault). If that happens, look for Jason Garrison or David Perrson as possibilities. Read More »

Celtics draft SMU's Semi Ojeleye with 37th overall pick

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He's a terrific player". According to a Vertical report, the Celtics were engaged with IN in serious discussions about the all-star swingman, who is expected to score a max contract IN free agency next summer. "He got in Sunday night, got in late, worked out early Monday morning so he could get to NY". "I think July is the busiest time of the year", Ainge said. Read More »

Chael Sonnen Defeats Wanderlei Silva Via Dominant Unanimous Decision

Hardy made her MMA debut with an undefeated record in boxing and registered a TKO win. The bout was the promotional debut for Larkin, who signed with Bellator after completing his UFC contract. before the pay-per-view portion of Bellator 180 - featuring bouts between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlai Silva and Matt Mitrione and Fedor Emelianenko - kicks off at 10. Read More »