• MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers complete four-game sweep of Mets? 6/22/17
MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers complete four-game sweep of Mets? 6/22/17

Los Angeles , riding a six-game winning streak, will be looking to complete a four-game series sweep. Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts said OF Andre Ethier, out all season with a herniated lumbar disk, is not expected back until rosters expand September 1.

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  • Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks
Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

In a guard-heavy draft and with Boston already loaded with backcourt talent like Isaiah Thomas , above right, the Celtics officially dealt the top pick in Thursday's draft to Philadelphia. If I was betting on it, I'd say that Fultz becomes the better player when it's all said and done, but Jackson has a much higher ceiling, and plays the game in a...

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  • Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to win 2018 NBA Title
Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to win 2018 NBA Title

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors dethroned the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals . James became the first player in NBA history to average a triple double in the NBA Finals after scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists on Monday .

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  • Sixers make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick
Sixers make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick

The 14 lottery picks in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft have been made, and there were three Wildcats selected. On this tracker, each team has its own page done in alphabetical order, complete with what draft picks they have, what some projectors say will happen, a draft outlook, and along the way, draft pick analysis and gra...

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  • Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

So, we know where we are, we've got pick certainty now and we can zero in on the fine details of that selection now. "I don't like it", Fultz said when asked about the Simmons' comparisons. Both have met with the New York Knicks , who scored well two years ago when they went overseas with their pick of Latvian Kristaps Porzingis - to whom Mark...

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  • Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick
Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks — including the No. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Did he say "a nice steak and cheese" at the 1:23 mark of that clip? Seriously, can we trade him? Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among fre...

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  • 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft
76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association entry draft. He can go either way. Daniel Shapiro has been the men's strength and conditioning coach for the Husky men's basketball team the last four ye...

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  • Josh Jackson: What The Suns Are Getting In No. 4 Pick
Josh Jackson: What The Suns Are Getting In No. 4 Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick again and the Celtics moved down two spots to third after the deal with their Atlantic Division rivals. Other popular comparisons for Tatum include Celtics legend Paul Pierce . "I don't think it really represents who I am", he said. "A couple of years ago, I talked about how we were thin on guys ...

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  • Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign
Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

On Tuesday, Ronaldo was told to appear in court on July 31, while Mourinho was accused by a state prosecutor of defrauding Spain's Tax Office of 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million). Now, the admission of the two counts of fraud in 2012 and 2013 will see him pay an additional fine of nearly 780,000 euros. A statement issued by the section for economi...

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  • Islander Hassan Martin and the National Basketball Association draft: How will it play out?
Islander Hassan Martin and the National Basketball Association draft: How will it play out?

Without top picks to rebuild the Nets, Marks made his big move earlier in draft week. Russell was the second pick in the 2015 draft. The Nets had to make the 27th pick before the trade could become official and took Kyle Kuzma from Utah for Los Angeles.

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

In the 2014 NBA Draft, the Sixers selected Joel Embiid and Dario Saric with the No. 3 and 14 picks. While that was being completed, Thursday night's draft at Barclays Center got off to a familiar start with the same top-four picks as previous year: Philadelphia, the Lakers , Boston and Phoenix.

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  • LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft
LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft

The Lancaster, S.C., native, averaged career highs in almost every statistical category, including points (21.4), rebounds (7.1) and steals (2.1) per game, along with field goal percent (44.4) and free throw percent (83.0). As a sophomore with the Cowboys, Evans averaged 19.2 points and 16.4 assists. Several draft projections showed Dozier gettin...

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  • Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft
Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

I refuse to fail, period". A McDonald's high school All-American and the Gatorade national player of the year, Tatum averaged 29.6 points and 9.1 rebounds during his senior season at Chaminade. "We're trying to see if we can do something similar". Next year's Brooklyn Nets pick or the additional draft the Celtics will receive from the 76ers mig...

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  • Lakers G Young to become free agent
Lakers G Young to become free agent

Following his exit interview, the guard/forward suggested he would like to seek a more lucrative contract on a playoff-bound team. Swaggy P was envigorated last season uder new head coach Luke Walton , who encouraged him to shoot the ball form deep, which translated to a much-improved effort on the defenseive end.

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  • Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title
Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title

Ostapenko begins her grass-court season in Birmingham at the Aegon Classic, along with eight of the world's top 10, and will then head on to Eastbourne for the Aegon International. And so I will work hard to climb the ranking and to maybe win some more titles. "If needed I will play 20 years to have this moment". But Ostapenko would not go quietl...

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  • Ronaldo won't quit Real - club boss
Ronaldo won't quit Real - club boss

Ronaldo is said to be "upset" after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave, a source close to the player told the BBC. "I'm sure he will tell us and we will see". The 32-year-old signed a new contract with Real until 2021 last November and has a release clause of one billion euros ($1.11 billion). Ronaldo's silence has only fuelled talk of...

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  • Kevin Pritchard Says Paul George Trade Could Happen at 'Anytime'
Kevin Pritchard Says Paul George Trade Could Happen at 'Anytime'

George is headed to Los Angeles regardless. Just 24 hours after the blockbuster trade that broke the interwebs between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers regarding sending the No. The Pacers can offer him a five-year, $177.48 million but that option appears unlikely for George . But at the same time, the Pacers shouldn't expect h...

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  • Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018
Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

The Lakers certainly aren't the only team interested in the 26-year old All-Star forward but they're the only ones with that coveted #2 pick in the draft. The Pacers should obviously try to trade George before the end of the season, but any non-Lakers team that acquires him would do so knowing that they are likely getting a one-year rental fo...

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  • How Paul George Became Most Prized Player in NBA Arms Race
How Paul George Became Most Prized Player in NBA Arms Race

However, Indiana does not feel they need to get a trade done by Thursday. Knowing George is interested in signing with the Lakers in 2018, teams might be reluctant to give up their best assets without the assurance he will be with them for more than one season.

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  • Indian police arrest 15 for celebrating Pakistan's win
Indian police arrest 15 for celebrating Pakistan's win

Team India should have refused to play against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy , which would have earned our cricketers accolades from the people of the country, the Shiv Sena said today. Men, women and children packed Karachi airport as Sarfraz returned from England, where Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India to be crowned surprise winn...

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

LSU didn't reach the NCAA Tournament in Simmons' lone year in Baton Rouge before becoming the top pick by the Sixers last year, and Washington finished 9-22 this season with Fultz. 1 choice the last two years. There were photos of his family, his former UW coaches and of Fultz himself, both as a youngster and from his one season in Seattle, all...

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  • Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

However, Jackson possesses a more versatile skill set than Brown. "Just the Lakers . There's nobody else that we need to work out for", he said . Selecting Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles proves it's ready to move on from the D'Angelo Russell era.

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  • Oklahoma Sooners football player charged with felony burglary
Oklahoma Sooners football player charged with felony burglary

As for Wednesday's charge, Sunderland is accused of taking the electronics from an Oklahoma dorm. Video from CDR Electronics, where Sunderland is charged with selling the concealed stolen property, shows Sunderland entering the business with the same red bag he was seen carrying in Headington Hall.

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  • Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft
Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft

Harden led the Rockets' up-tempo, 3-heavy offense to 55 regular season wins, scoring 29 points and dishing out 11 assists per game. The goal is to free up room to potentially make offers to Blake Griffin , Chris Paul and others. ESPN reported earlier this month he is considering San Antonio as a possible destination. The Rockets will selec...

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  • 76ers take Fultz, Lakers Ball in NBA draft
76ers take Fultz, Lakers Ball in NBA draft

Considered the most polished scorer in this year's draft class, Tatum should provide the Celtics with an immediate scoring boost on the wing alongside Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and 2016 No. After a trade with the Boston Celtics , after the myriad of unsubstantiated rumors settled, Markelle Fultz is a member of the Philadelphia 76ers .

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  • Ajinkya Rahane will open in all 5 ODIs in West Indies: Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane will open in all 5 ODIs in West Indies: Kohli

The two captains face nearly similar situations. India Captain Virat Kohli leads a team rocked by the resignation of its coach right before the series in West Indies . Spinning allrounders may be the most productive asset on low, slow pitches. On field, Kohli has been in good form scoring three half-centuries in the ICC Champions Trophy.

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  • Chauncey Billups: Cleveland Cavaliers executive?
Chauncey Billups: Cleveland Cavaliers executive?

Yesterday, news broke that the Cleveland Cavaliers had parted ways with their general manager, David Griffin . When James returned to Cleveland in 2014, it was Griffin who assembled the pieces around him, culminating in the most successful three-year stretch in franchise history and its first championship in 2016.

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  • Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal
Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Jackson had been eyed by the Boston Celtics at the No. 3 pick, but sources told ESPN's Chad Ford on Tuesday that Jackson refused to work out for them without an assurance the team would hang on to the pick and that he was the top player on their draft board.

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  • Mayweather, McGregor agree to fight
Mayweather, McGregor agree to fight

The pay-per-view (PPV) event will be broadcast on Showtime with the figure possibly reaching that astronomical $ 1 billion figure. Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor in August is set to break all of boxing's box-office records.

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  • The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight is officially set
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight is officially set

And contrary to rational thought, at least some industry insiders are expecting a Mayweather-McGregor fight to rival the revenue generated by Mayweather-Pacquiao, despite this fight being an objectively lopsided mismatch. I talked to Conor McGregor this morning. "The reason McGregor is as big as he is, is because he will fight anybody, anywhere, ...

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  • Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler in trade with Bulls
Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler in trade with Bulls

For many fans of the Chicago Bulls , it is not about what players might be traded , but more about who will be making the trades and rebuilding the team. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls have reportedly struck a huge trade in the early hours of the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

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  • New Uniforms For Bruins, NHL Revealed, And Many Look Pretty Similar
New Uniforms For Bruins, NHL Revealed, And Many Look Pretty Similar

Actually, there wasn't much suspense when it came to the Devils as the National Hockey League revealed the new Adidas designs in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. "We're excited for the fans and players to see the innovation and performance features that adidas put into creating the new jerseys", said Brian Jennings, NHL chief brand officer and execu...

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  • 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft
76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

After it was all said and done, Ball tossed his hat into the crowd at the Barclays Center, and a fan in an Atlanta Hawks jersey caught it. It appears a pair of Philadelphia 76ers big men are ready to welcome new Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to the National Basketball Association.

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  • Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves
Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

But the biggest has to be this: The Bulls finally picked a lane. Chicago landed Lauri Markkanen, a 7-footer out of Arizona, at No. 7. News of the trade was reported at the start of the draft. The Timberwolves deal , which was finalized with a phone call between Thibodeau and Paxson, proved the best on the table. Would a pick or two wit...

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  • Top pick Fultz shows off memorable suit jacket
Top pick Fultz shows off memorable suit jacket

The deal the Celtics struck with the 76ers guarantees them an additional first-round pick, so they have some room to decide exactly what they want out of this year's draft. The Sixers went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games in the previous three seasons, starting a rebuilding campaign more commonly known as The Process.

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