• Josh Jackson reportedly refuses to work out for Celtics
Josh Jackson reportedly refuses to work out for Celtics

Brad Stevens is as good at getting the most out of his players as any coach in basketball. "Through the recruiting process, Coach Self has always been fantastic", Jackson said. Shortly after the combine, however, Jackson underwent foot surgery, which made him unable to work out for teams prior to the draft. I think that we, in Jayson and in Sem...

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  • Confederation Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo helps Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0
Confederation Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo helps Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0

Mexico now advances to play the host of the tournament , Russia , in the group finale on Saturday. Portugal has the luxury to choose because of Ronaldo's decisive header early in a 1-0 win over Russian Federation on Wednesday - his 74th goal in 141 national-team games.

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  • 76ers select Fultz first in National Basketball Association draft
76ers select Fultz first in National Basketball Association draft

Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07 and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08. Washington's Markelle Fultz , wearing basketball-themed shoes, poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017...

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  • Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft
Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

Gonzaga's Zach Collins a freshmen forward was picked No. 10 by Sacramento, but was then traded to Portland. Let's get the overseas players (Pasecniks, Bolden, and Lessort) out of the way first. For Markelle Fultz , it's what's on the inside that counts. There were about a dozen pictures of friends and family along with his slogan F2G, which me...

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  • Wow The Golden Knights Are Going To Be Bad
Wow The Golden Knights Are Going To Be Bad

Bill Foley , owner of the Vegas Golden Knights , poses before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . The Golden Knights aren't ready to make any predictions yet, but once they get together in Vegas for the first time under coach Gerard Gallant, they'll start to figure out just how good they can be.

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  • United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations
United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Mourinho's management team - Gestifute - and Real Madrid did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrids provincial state prosecutors office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012.

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  • 76ers appear poised to take Fultz at No
76ers appear poised to take Fultz at No

Former and future No. 1 picks have already been dealt this week in what feels like the trade deadline, free agency and draft all rolled into one frenzy. "He just said guys that are my size and are versatile offensively and defensively, it's hard not to play those guys". Fultz is the all-but-certain first pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and w...

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  • F1-Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice
F1-Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice

The Dutchman topped the two sessions, with teammate Daniel Ricciardo in the top three in both, but ended up in the barriers at Turn 1 in the closing stages of FP2. However, as other drivers struggled for grip, Verstappen appeared to find a good balance between a low-drag setup on the straights and a decent level of grip in the corners.

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  • 76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft
76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft

Just like, well, nearly every year , there was at least one Duke Blue Devil in the lottery and the first round was loaded with players from the University of Kentucky. 20 pick. Frustrated that his son is projected to be taken a few spots behind Lonzo Ball in the National Basketball Association draft, De'aaron Fox's father, Aaron, offered some ...

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  • Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa
Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa

India chased down the target in 38 overs with eight wickets to spare and entered the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy for the fifth time. With the pace bowlers too keeping it tight, they were able to create vast pressure on the South African batsmen and that led to three run outs, including crucial ones of skipper AB de Villiers and Davi...

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  • Queensland force a decider in stirring comeback
Queensland force a decider in stirring comeback

Queensland drew first blood through debutant winger Valentine Holmes in the ninth minute but, from there, it was one-way traffic in the first half. For a majority of the contest, it looked like game two would follow the script of the first.

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  • Mourinho denies Spanish tax fraud allegations
Mourinho denies Spanish tax fraud allegations

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The Argentine midfielder is accused of failing to pay some €1.3 million to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine previous year...

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  • Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths — FIFA Confederations Cup
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths — FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal's position of strength in Group A is likely to mean Santos rotates his squad at the weekend, with captain Ronaldo set to be given the day off. The 32-year-old's 74th worldwide goal delivered a win over Russian Federation on Wednesday, meaning a draw against the pointless Kiwis would be enough for the Euro 2016 champions to advance to ...

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  • Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft
Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft

For many who watched the team last season, that comes as no surprise. The Mavericks missed the playoffs this year for only the second time since the 1999-2000 season to earn the ninth pick. A great coach in the league that he'll learn a lot from. In a weaker draft, Smith might have been a top-five talent. "Definitely motivated by it...fuel to t...

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  • Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from Roma
Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from Roma

It's a savvy move from the former Roma star, but if he really wants to make friends in Liverpool he can help the club claim a Premier League title next season. "I watched him play a lot this year at Roma ". "His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in this area".

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  • Questions: Spike's Jon Slusser Weighs in On Bellator MMA Coming to NYC
Questions: Spike's Jon Slusser Weighs in On Bellator MMA Coming to NYC

Davis (17-3) has won four straight fights. "It's going to be awesome to go in there and punch a legend in the face", he said. Bellator 180 takes place on Saturday, June 24 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva headlining.

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  • Winning Grand Prix Azerbaijan is worthy achievement — Artem Markelov
Winning Grand Prix Azerbaijan is worthy achievement — Artem Markelov

The German vehicle was damaged by Max Verstappen's Red Bull at the first corner of the race . "We've both got a person looking at just traffic and nothing else, so it can just be like a spotter on the Global Positioning System so hopefully that will help".

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  • Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland if LeBron James leaves next summer
Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland if LeBron James leaves next summer

Among the names bandied about are Paul George and Jimmy Butler . Many dominoes could also fall if Butler left Chicago, like Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo both leaving. According to Marc Stein , Butler wants to stay in Chicago as the centerpiece of the organization, while George has his heart set on landing in Los Angeles to play with the ...

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  • Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers
Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

Schenn is just 25 years old and has demonstrated notable durability after missing just five combined games over the last four seasons. Schenn, 25, gives the Blues an immediate upgrade at center. Lehtera recorded 22 points in 64 games with St. Louis last season. Schenn does carry a hefty contract, which represents a $5.125 million cap hit in e...

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  • NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN
NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

The former Maryland star flirted with going pro after each of his first two years in school, and then took the plunge this spring after his junior year. This was the third time in the past four years that the 76ers have taken the consensus top player in the draft - Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid were the others - and one would think that all...

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