• Prince George's Co.'s Markelle Fultz #1 pick in NBA Draft
Prince George's Co.'s Markelle Fultz #1 pick in NBA Draft

Nevertheless, statements that were issued from the heart of the franchise affirmed that they would select in pick 3 the same player they would have chosen with the first pick of the Draft . The New York Knicks selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina of SIG Strasbourg with the eighth overall selection. The Sixers kept the project rolling ...

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  • Suns pick Josh Jackson in NBA Draft
Suns pick Josh Jackson in NBA Draft

There was no late-night workout in New York City between the Boston Celtics and Josh Jackson . Tatum smiled when asked about this, but didn't take the opportunity to talk himself up. Instead, they swung for the fences with a player who could turn out to be one of the rarest birds in the National Basketball Association world: a No.

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  • George McPhee imposes deadline for teams looking to trade
George McPhee imposes deadline for teams looking to trade

McPhee said he plans to use all the time allotted to find the best deals. The Golden Knights could enter the National Hockey League with a perfectly fine team, but from all indications, GM George McPhee won't be satisfied with that; he's got some dealing to do, and it'll be dealing from a position of power.

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  • Fultz selected first by 76ers in NBA Draft
Fultz selected first by 76ers in NBA Draft

Philadelphia, which was picking No. 1 overall for the second straight year , acquired the top pick in the draft from the Boston Celtics in a trade completed earlier this week. Since 2003, the 76ers have won only one playoff series, and they have only one winning season since 2005. Of course, players staying healthy is the real key in all of th...

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  • UW's Markelle Fultz selected 1st overall by the Philadelphia 76e
UW's Markelle Fultz selected 1st overall by the Philadelphia 76e

The 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the delight of Joel Embiid , who has been excitedly tweeting about this moment for days. Let us see what these three elections suppose in their most immediate effect. "We are an organization on the rise in so many different ways". Thursday night, however, was al...

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  • Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup
Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta scored as Mexico battled back from 1-0 down to beat New Zealand 2-1 in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi , Russia on Wednesday. Little under 10 minutes into the second half, Raul Jimenez brought Mexico level and then Orile Peralta grabbed the victor with 18 minutes remain...

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  • Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah
Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah

According to the Liverpool Echo Salah, from Basyoun in northern Egypt, flew into Liverpool for a medical on Thursday morning. "He has everything to be successful at Liverpool ", Garcia, who is working as a pundit for Optus during the Confederations Cup, told Omnisport .

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  • As epxected, Markelle Fultz goes #1 to Philadelphia
As epxected, Markelle Fultz goes #1 to Philadelphia

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball were front and center when all the expected top picks took their traditional photo before Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft. Known for his outstanding passing ability, Simmons can also score the ball whenever he wants because of his size and ability to get to the basket easily.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades
Philadelphia 76ers NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Now we're starting to really - we've got a lot of position-less players that can dribble, pass, and shoot. So it would seem that Fultz's team could have probably filled in the necessary (city) and (team name) before the usual draft-night craziness.

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  • Ward ends close bout with flurry of blows
Ward ends close bout with flurry of blows

Kovalev , who had started well and was up on one of the three cards at the time of the finish, complained that referee Tony Weeks had jumped in prematurely and that the decisive assault was riddled with low blows. Kovalev (30-2, 25 KOs) stumbled around on rubbery legs as Ward gave chase. "He didn't hurt me". The Russian native is hoping to...

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  • Bryan Colangelo isn't anxious about how awful Markelle Fultz's college team was
Bryan Colangelo isn't anxious about how awful Markelle Fultz's college team was

Then the intrigue starts. As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency. With Russell out of the picture, the Lakers are in position to take UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball. Aside from Fultz, the brand a...

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  • Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No
Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No

If the Sixers are unable to get back in the first round, it would not be surprising to see them draft a player they could stash overseas for a few seasons with one of their four second-round selections. Last year's record of 14 first-round freshmen fell when Brooklyn grabbed Jarrett Allen from Texas at No. 22. What will the Kings do with their two ...

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  • Boston Celtics select Duke forward Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft
Boston Celtics select Duke forward Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

That's one of the things to watch from Barclays Center, where the record for freshmen taken in the first round could fall. As a senior, Jackson averaged 28.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and four assists per game. But Tatum becomes an instant rival of friend and fellow Chaminade product Bradley Beal, a guard with the Washington Wizards, who in 2012 also wa...

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  • US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short
US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short

Open tournament having been two. Actually, all he probably had to do to win the tournament was par out. "I'm glad a qualified and was able to play . "On some of these par fives I don't even need to hit a driver to get there". "I think it's really cool". "And to be honest with you, this week I don't think I ever got nervous, not at one point"...

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  • Pac-12 flavor expected at top of the National Basketball Association draft tonight
Pac-12 flavor expected at top of the National Basketball Association draft tonight

He found one in Butler, who the Wolves acquired along with the 16th overall pick for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick, which ended up being - what else? - another freshman, Arizona's Lauri Markkanen. The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 pick, and they also made a big trade in the days leading up to the draft. "It's insane, I couldn'...

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  • Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future
Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

Cristiano Ronaldo's 74th senior global goal was enough to hand Portugal Confederations Cup victory over hosts Russian Federation. It was simple and efficient from the Real Madrid star, who is seemingly not letting the speculation that surrounds his club future distract him from his worldwide duties.

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  • Jose Mourinho, the latest to be accused of Tax fraud
Jose Mourinho, the latest to be accused of Tax fraud

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros. In European competition, he has led Porto to UEFA Cup victory in 2003 and a Champions League triumph in 2004, and also won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010.

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  • Dani Alves set to leave Juventus
Dani Alves set to leave Juventus

Premier League champions Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Alves, but the 34-year-old is expected to choose to work with Guardiola - a coach he has hailed in the past. Prior to the spell with Juventus , he spent eight seasons at Barcelona. City do not have an experienced right-back after releasing out-of-contract duo Pablo Zabaleta a...

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  • Lakers Looking to Acquire a First-Round Pick
Lakers Looking to Acquire a First-Round Pick

One NBA exec told the Herald that Ainge would love to find a way to get North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr ., who isn't rated as high as the third overall pick. I just didn't see enough dominant performances from Isaac during his year at FSU to think he'll fulfill his potential and develop into an NBA All-Star.

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  • Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Jazz
Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Jazz

We wish Donovan nothing but the best in Salt Lake City! "I'm just so happy", he said on the draft telecast. "He put in a lot of hard work on his game and he's receiving the rewards for having an incredibly strong work ethic". As a rookie, the former Kentucky Wildcat was forced into action when the Jazz suffered major frontcourt injuries. He average...

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