• 76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball to start NBA draft
76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball to start NBA draft

Butler will be reunited with coach Tom Thibodeau, who coached him previously in Chicago. This year, the Celts went for a more polished offensive player, Duke forward Jayson Tatum. He did manage to create a buzz. The run of freshmen bettered the 2014 record of four straight first-year players to start the draft, finally ending when the New York ...

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  • Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft
Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Thursday's selection made Washington the first school to boast two No. 1 overall basketball picks in the same academic year. Simmons has not played in an National Basketball Association game, so it's going to be interesting to see how that experiment works out.

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  • Celtics trade #1 pick in NBA Draft to Philadelphia
Celtics trade #1 pick in NBA Draft to Philadelphia

First up in the draft order initially was the Boston Celtics , who made it to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers , but the team switched spots with the Philadelphia 76ers , who were poised to be No. I'll admit it. I jumped aboard the Markelle Fultz hype-train . Fultz finished No. 6 among all Division 1 player...

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  • Former Huskies' Markelle Fultz Taken No. 1 By 76ers
Former Huskies' Markelle Fultz Taken No. 1 By 76ers

But are you sure you want to spend the top pick in a stacked draft on a guy who only won nine games in his sole college season? "The big thing we used to say back then was Trust the Process, not transferring schools", Fultz told reporters in NY a day before the draft.

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  • Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations
Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Di Maria has pleaded guilty to the two charges, which each carry a six-month sentence, but the Argentina global will not serve jail time as sentences below two years in length are normally suspended under Spanish law for first-time offenders.

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  • It's Jayson Tatum to Celtics at No. 3 in draft
It's Jayson Tatum to Celtics at No. 3 in draft

Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum were the first three players selected in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft. The pictures capture or symbolize what means the most to him, Fultz said. 1 draft pick, so it was a goal I set out there, and that's what I was striving for", Fultz said. "I figured out I had a chance t...

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  • Liverpool completes signing of Mohamed Salah
Liverpool completes signing of Mohamed Salah

Salah nearly joined Liverpool back in 2014 before opting for a switch to Chelsea but after a disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge, the winger has rediscovered his best form since joining Roma . For that to happen Liverpool will have to increase their initial bid of £26m to one in the region of £35.5m, which is what Roma believe Salah is ...

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  • KU's Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Phoenix in NBA Draft
KU's Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Phoenix in NBA Draft

The only rationale I potentially see here for Atlanta is that perhaps they'll let Paul Millsap (who?) walk in free agency and join the same tanking ranks the Sixers hope to finally leave this season. 3. Analysis: The Jazz apparently really liked Bradley, a talented but raw prospect out of North Carolina , so they tossed in a second-round pick to...

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  • Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud
Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud

Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include €28.4 million in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.

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  • 76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick acquired from Celtics
76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick acquired from Celtics

A record 16 freshman were selected in the first round. The Philadelphia 76ers selected Fultz with the top pick Thursday night at Barclays Center , doing so less than a week after acquiring the pick from the Boston Celtics . With the third pick acquired from the Sixers, the Celtics opted to use their pick than go with another trade and chose...

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  • Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs
Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Philadelphia also owns four second-round picks, acquired in previous trades with the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz. Don't be surprised if the...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft
Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

The Charlotte Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the National Basketball Association draft in Kentucky's Malik Monk with the 11th overall pick. After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Lonzo Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers . The Lakers don't appear concerned by LaVar Ball, the voluble father wit...

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  • Corey Seager hits 3 home runs against Mets
Corey Seager hits 3 home runs against Mets

The Dodgers' controversial outfielder turned back and yelled "F-k you". "I tried everything to clear it up and sort of stayed with me, and I knew something like this might pop up being away two years", he said. He's the third Mets starter now on the disabled list along with closer Jeurys Familia. The Dodgers erupted in the third inning wi...

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  • 76ers Select Washington G Markelle Fultz No. 1 In NBA Draft
76ers Select Washington G Markelle Fultz No. 1 In NBA Draft

If that does not convey, the Celtics will receive the more favorable of the Sixers' and the Kings' first-round picks in 2019, as long as the better pick is not No. IT'S GOT TO BE THE SHOES: When Fultz walks on stage to shake hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he recommends you check out his feet. Reporters want to make a story and get th...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz with #1 pick in 2017 NBA Draft
Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz with #1 pick in 2017 NBA Draft

The Sixers made four picks in the second round: UCLA and Australian forward Jonah Bolden; Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans, SMU guard Sterling Brown and power forward Mathias Lessort out of France. Rather, LA traded away D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal that also included Timofey Mozgov and Brook Lopez. "They said they love my dad an...

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  • 76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft
76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

This was the third straight year, and fourth in the last five, the top three picks were all one-and-dones. Boston received the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick in the deal. The Celtics have been high on Tatum throughout the draft process, and had him in for a private workout late last week. As of the beginning of the draft, the 76...

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  • Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz
Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

Ortiz's farewell a year ago was a season-long affair in which he was showered with gifts on the road and celebrated for an entire weekend at Fenway. And, yes, it will be less than a year after the player beloved as "Big Papi" walked off the field for the final time.

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  • New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall
New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall

A one-year rental. No thank you. "He's going to be a terrific player". The Knicks spent the day shopping disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis , and might still work some sort of deal. If you haven't caught the theme yet, it would be a dream scenario to be in the top 5 this draft. Tatum isn't that kind of player yet. On this roster, which is loaded mor...

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  • Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win
Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

In only her 18th match in one of the four majors, the 20-year-old Latvian fought back from a set and 3-0 down to blaze past the experienced Romanian 4-6 6-4 6-3 and become her country's first grand slam champion. On one hand, you had the stable, reliable Halep who is a counter-puncher and doesn't give away too many unforced errors . Halep said...

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  • Ronaldo situation 'very strange' - Perez
Ronaldo situation 'very strange' - Perez

Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. "I don't have any solution but Cristiano, like everyone else, has a contract and is a Real Madrid player", Perez told radio station Onda Cero on Monday after earning a third consecutive mandate at Real.

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