Author: 0 76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

If the more favorable of the Sixers' and Kings' 2019 first-round picks is the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft , the Sixers will instead convey the rights to the less favorable of those two picks. "It would mean a lot to play for my hometown and learn from the best point guard ever", Ball said. Ball followed, and then came Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Josh Jackson ( Suns ), De'Aaron Fox (Kings), Jonathan Isaac (Magic) and Markkanen - all one-year college players.

Author: 0 Andre Ward TKO's Sergey Kovalev in light heavyweight boxing world championship

Ward has not fought outside of the 50 United States since June 2008 and has fought just two fights in his career that weren't on US soil. 4-2 for Andre Ward as the fight hits the mid-point. To Ward he just resembles a bigger dragon. Kovalev's been getting heat for a meme he posted to his social media recently, one that depicts a fake convo between him and Ward , where Andre repeatedly uses both the N- and F- words.

Author: 0 Trading First Overall Pick In NBA Draft: What History Tells Us

Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem fine with the current system. The chaos both on and leading up to the NBA Draft is always fun. ". I still can't believe it". The Celtics got Robert Parish and the No. 3 overall pick, which they used to take Kevin McHale.

Sports Bucks Select Wilson, Aquire Brown
Author: 0 Bucks Select Wilson, Aquire Brown

Wilson was outstanding in the postseason in improving his stock. "The 6'10" junior forward from MI averaged 11 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines. French point guard Frank Ntilikina landed in Newark ahead of the draft with at least two teams vying for his services. Showalter rounds up the four seniors that left Wisconsin a year ago as members to work out for the Bucks.

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

The Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012, BBC reports. The deal will have to be ratified by a judge when the case goes to court. He also won the Champions League twice with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010). Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine a year ago for tax fraud .

Sports #13 - Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz
Author: 0 #13 - Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz

Lyles, from Saskatoon, was the Jazz's No. 12 overall pick in 2015. Mitchell averaged 15.6 points and shot 35.4 per cent from 3-point range as a sophomore. "I don't like leaving things to chance", Mitchell said. I'm glad to be a part of this organization. "I don't think he has that same ceiling, but his talent is definitely worth (a pick at the end of the lottery or soon after)".

Sports Triple-A Team Moving From Colorado Springs to San Antonio
Author: 0 Triple-A Team Moving From Colorado Springs to San Antonio

With the move, the RockHounds will now have an approximate 240-mile one-way trip, compared to 325-mile one-way bus ride to San Antonio. The Helena Brewers will relocate to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2019, the minor league baseball team's owners announced Wednesday.

Author: 0 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

After all the rumors and trade chatter, the Boston Celtics used the No. 3 overall pick on Thursday night to add a talented young scorer. The 6-foot-4 guard became the second consecutive No. "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. Jayson Tatum was picked third by the Boston Celtics , becoming the first player off the board from a Triangle school, and at least six more players from Duke, North Carolina and N.C.

Author: 0 Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

Tatum averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Blue Devils in 2016-17, ranking second on the team and among ACC freshmen in both categories. It was the second straight year the Celtics have chosen third overall. I was all for it. After his NBA Combine workout, Mika said: "I don't think they (coaches) really cared how much the ball goes into the net because they're paying someone else 100 million dollars to do that.

Sports Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place
Author: 0 Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place

Los Angeles , riding a six-game winning streak, will be looking to complete a four-game series sweep. Before the Mets faced the Dodgers in Thursday's series finale, both manager Terry Collins and veteran Jose Reyes said they liked seeing the usually reserved Flores speak up.

Sports LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?
Author: 0 LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?

The city of Oakland is gearing up for a Thursday parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors latest National Basketball Association title. Durant came to the Warriors to be the guy who could allow them to meet and overcome James's unrelenting talent and will.

Author: 0 Nadal to miss Queen's Club tournament to rest

Nadal went through the tournament without dropping a set for the third time in his French Open career. 10, 11 or nine. But what this title has done is restart his campaign. Wilander said Nadal's resurgence since pulling out of the French Open a year ago with a wrist injury-he also reached the Australian Open final and is back at number two in the rankings-is down to former world number one Carlos Moya joining his team.

Author: 0 Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Jackson brings athleticism, energy and a strong defensive ability to a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb to relevance. He was arrested after kicking in the tail light and denting the driver's door of a Kansas women's basketball player's vehicle while she was in it. "I made a mistake that day".

Sports Everybody's Swooning Over This Gay Couple's Photo-Here's Why
Author: 0 Everybody's Swooning Over This Gay Couple's Photo-Here's Why

During the June 11 protest march, a friend encouraged them to recreate their 1993 photo. After this year's march, Cardello chose to post the photographs side-by-side on his Facebook. Nick says the photos that he's posted have been "kind of generic" since "a lot of people get kind of sensitive to seeing images of gay men kissing".

Sports Jelena Ostapenko Pulls A Thrilling Upset To Win The French Open
Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko Pulls A Thrilling Upset To Win The French Open

A huge sensation happened today at Roland Garros after Jelena Ostapenko defeated Simona Halep in the finals of French Open and for the first time in her career won one tournament. "I would like to win all of the Grand Slams. I think she's playing probably similar to my style, so she was my idol". "She deserved to win, played really well, all the credit".

Author: 0 Rumor Rundown: Ducks and Golden Knights Have Deal in Place

Electing to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender-in lieu of protecting eight total players regardless of position-St. For 72 hours, or until Vegas finalizes its expansion roster after striking its many and varied side deals, McPhee is the ringmaster of the National Hockey League circus, overseeing a massive churning of National Hockey League rosters.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

And, of course, the biggest blockbuster came earlier this week when the Celtics traded the first overall pick to the Sixers , who used it to get Markelle Fultz . The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson from Kansas University. This is the second straight season the 76ers had the No. 1 pick. Fultz said he appreciated that those guys watched his workout "and made me relax a little bit more".

Author: 0 Griffin out as Cavaliers GM

But, as the sun started to set in Northeast Ohio something totally unexpected happened to the Cleveland Cavaliers faithful as owner Dan Gilbert and David Griffin mutually made a decision to part ways, leaving the team in a full-on crisis mode.

Sports Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'
Author: 0 Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'

The officials for yesterday's game will all be in place for the first test, with the exception of the TMO, and the Lions had decided it was time to make their case. Rowntree, asked about Gatland, said the Kiwi coach was good at saying the right thing at the right time. Not everyone agrees with that opinion. The celebrations started in the Waikato Stadium changing rooms with a sing-song before the bus was boarded.

Sports Fabinho to Manchester United
Author: 0 Fabinho to Manchester United

The Brazil worldwide has been regularly linked with a move to Old Trafford since Jose Mourinho took over the reins at the 20-time English champions. According to recent reports, the Europa League winners are thought to be interested in signing the Brazilian midfielder in a £30m deal from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco.

Sports Adidas releases new jerseys
Author: 0 Adidas releases new jerseys

Minnesota had one of the biggest changes, combining its former green alternate jersey with the logo from its red. The new Bruins jerseys from Adidas are here, and they're ... Road whites. Some folks were hoping this was the home jersey. These uniforms weigh up to 19 per cent less than their predecessors, with new crest material reducing the crest weight by up to 46 per cent.

Sports Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love
Author: 0 Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love

Jimmy Butler or Paul George , would be part of a multiple transfer that would be consummated, with one of them, wearing the coat of Cavs. Just recently, Paul George let his longtime team, the Indiana Pacers , know of his intentions to leave after the upcoming National Basketball Association season.

Sports Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal
Author: 0 Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Once Boston traded the No. 1 overall pick for Philadelphia's pick (No. 3) and a future first-round pick, Jackson said there was more interest on Boston's part but there was not enough time to schedule a workout. He wouldn't comment on any of the potential trades the Celtics were rumored to have been offered Thursday, but did say "It was a little blown out of proportion; I'll leave it at that".

Sports Workers exploited at Russia's 2018 World Cup venues, reveals Human Rights Watch
Author: 0 Workers exploited at Russia's 2018 World Cup venues, reveals Human Rights Watch

Petersburg or other World Cup stadiums , but publicised no information about steps taken to protect or assist these workers". One subcontractor told an investigation by the Observer that 190 "downtrodden" North Koreans worked in "slave-like conditions" and were treated like "prisoners of war" when they were constructing stadiums previous year.

Author: 0 Nate Diaz Reportedly Faces Million-Dollar Lawsuit by Former Agents

When reached by ESPN , Diaz's publicist Zach Rosenfield said, "We have no comment at this time". Attorney Jason Friedman filed the lawsuit with The Ballengee Group seeking over $1 million in damages. As a result, the firm is suing Awad for tortious interference while alleging the defendants "intended to avoid payment for the plaintiff's services by intentionally or knowingly securing the performance of the service by deception", or "knowingly securing the performance of a service by ...

Sports Johnathan Thurston Out For NRL Season
Author: 0 Johnathan Thurston Out For NRL Season

Thurston stated that he will stick to his decision to retire from representative football at the end of the year, meaning Game Two on Wednesday night will more than likely by the last representative match Thurston plays. It was encouraging signs [on Thursday morning] but I got the scans and the news isn't good. He eventually went on to kick the match-winning goal from the sideline, keeping the Maroons' hopes of an 11th series victory in 12 years alive.

Sports Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves
Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

My colleague Ross Read wrote that the Bulls need to trade Jimmy Butler . A done deal. Howard's trade from Atlanta Hawks to the Charlotte Hornets was made official on Tuesday night, with Charlotte sending Miles Plumlee and Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in Thursday's draft to Atlanta for Howard and the 31st pick .

Sports Golden Knights are getting James Neal, but for how long?
Author: 0 Golden Knights are getting James Neal, but for how long?

T-Mobile Arena will be filled with thousands of fans as they celebrate the acquisition of new players to add to the knights' roster and welcome the city's team. Emelin has been with Montreal for the past five seasons, while Methot has spent the last five years with the Senators as the longtime defensive partner of Norris Trophy finalist Erik Karlsson.

Author: 0 Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick in National Basketball Association draft

Ball receives comparisons to Jason Kidd for his offensive abilities. In his lone college season, Ball led the nation with 7.6 assists per game and earned first team All America honors. As expected, his father LaVar Ball had some grand proclamations to make beforehand. Moments after it became a reality at the draft in New York , LaVar pulled on a purple-and-gold hat featuring the logo of his Big Baller Brand company - and then vowed Lonzo will lead the Lakers back to the playoffs next ...

Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

With the 2017 National Basketball Association draft upon us, Butler is being mentioned in a potential trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves . After the trade was announced, Butler's trainer Travelle Gaines sent out a strongly worded tweet ripping the Bulls.

Author: 0 Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

And if the last few days are indication, what follows might be a wild night inside Barclays Center . Fultz is the best fit for the Sixers among all players in the draft . Fultz is the most talented guard in the draft and is exactly what Philly is looking for to pair with their core of talented young players. The Sacramento Kings picked Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox with the fifth selection, which officially breaks the record of four straight freshmen to open the 2014 draft.

Author: 0 Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

The last two rounds of expansion cost the incoming teams $80 million each, or the equivalent of $117.8 million in 1999 and $114.8 million in 2000. "This is a complicated process", McPhee said . It's going to be an interesting National Hockey League expansion draft in a couple of days when the Knights do in fact make their selections. "What we've told everyone is that today will be the last day we will have those discussions", McPhee said this morning.

Sports Pittsburgh Penguins Win NHL Stanley Cup on NBC Sports
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins Win NHL Stanley Cup on NBC Sports

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and follow a similar route to parades following the 2009 and 2016 championships, along Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies. "It's the toughest trophy in all of sports to win", said Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux. "It's been an fantastic year from the start, trying to repeat", Lemieux said.

Author: 0 Ostapenko wins French Open title

There were 54 of each against Halep: a less startling statistic for those who had watched Ostapenko pound and shrug her way through the six matches leading to the final. But Ostapenko then got broken just as rapidly in the next game. Today I think he's less confident. Halep came into the final with all to lose - she had been in this position before, and there was more for her to lose, especially from a commanding position of a set and a break up.

Sports Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick
Author: 0 Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick

Only first-round picks are guaranteed money in the NBA Draft , but Mason's status as a high second-rounder proves just how much he impressed scouts and NBA executives during recent weeks, climbing all the way from out of the draft or late second round to the doorstep of the first round.

Sports Elina Svitolina eliminated at Aegon Classic
Author: 0 Elina Svitolina eliminated at Aegon Classic

I am disappointed I am out of the tournament but I am not disappointed with my performance, because I could not show even 50 per cent. Elina Svitolina , who never expected to be the favourite to win a grass-court tournament, began her bid to justify her elevation to top seed by overcoming Briton Heather Watson in the first round in Birmingham on Monday.