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76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft 76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft
- June 25, 2017

Furthermore, center Joel Embiid has shown in just 31 games that he can already influence the outcome of a game like few others in the league. Although he has a 6-10 wingspan he is not known for his defense. While Dunn could have plenty of promise as the starting point guard of the future, his rookie season in Minnesota left a lot to be desired. Rather, there is a relentless search for a player to do what LeBron James does and essentially trigger the offense from up top by, well, by carrying ... (more...)
De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings
- June 25, 2017

Sacramento drafted Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox , widely regarded as the third-best point guard in the draft behind Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball , at No. He made 105 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting, breaking a record that had stood for 20 years (Shammond Williams, 95 3-pointers in 1996-97 season). His form wasn't awful, just a little all over the map. (more...)
Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico
- June 24, 2017

Petersburg. Ronaldo also skipped his media duties after winning the man of the match award following Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico , claiming he needed to undergo treatment on a knock instead. Mexico on the other hand fought hard in an intense game to beat New Zealand after going behind in the first half. Leeds United striker Chris Wood endured a mixed night as New Zealand loss 2-1 to Mexico . (more...)
Bull market: Wade mulls option as Butler rumors gain steam Bull market: Wade mulls option as Butler rumors gain steam
- June 22, 2017

Getting a trade done with either team presents its own set of challenges. Several league executives who spoke to the Tribune believe Tom Thibodeau 's Timberwolves could engage the Bulls on Thursday, although that package likely would have to include young players because the seventh pick falls outside the top impact players. (more...)
Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep
- June 22, 2017

She is the first unseeded woman to win the women's French Open since 1933, and the first ever Latvian to win a Grand Slam . "All the credit for what you have done this tournament", Halep said to her opponent in the post-match ceremony. (more...)
Andre Ward Says He's Gonna Kick Sergey Kovalev's Ass For Being Racist Andre Ward Says He's Gonna Kick Sergey Kovalev's Ass For Being Racist
- June 22, 2017

Kovalev now picks up his second back-to-back loss, dropping to 30 wins, 2 defeats, 1 draw, 26 knockouts. Both fighters had their moments. Kovalev had success with his jab and the occasional right hand, while Ward looked to slip underneath his lead and attack the body at every opportunity. (more...)
Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor
- June 22, 2017

The long-anticipated fight , which pits two of the top-selling fighters in the world, was announced by both Mayweather and McGregor on Wednesday. Incredibly, the Daily Star recently claimed that McGregor wanted a $100 million purse to take on the undefeated Mayweather . LAS VEGAS (AP) - It may not be the fight of the century, but it could be the event of at least the last few years. (more...)
Mayweather vs McGregor happening on August 26 Mayweather vs McGregor happening on August 26
- June 21, 2017

Mayweather , meanwhile, won one of the biggest fights of his life when he jumped up in weight to fight Oscar de la Hoya for the 154-pound belt in 2007. He is absolutely 100 per cent positive that he wins this fight and I stopped doubting Conor McGregor a long time ago. Whether you consider this a carnival sideshow or not, it's coming, and it's going to be big business, if for nothing else than pure curiosity. (more...)
Simona Halep back from brink to reach semi-finals Simona Halep back from brink to reach semi-finals
- June 21, 2017

Now the opportunity to knock Germany's Angelique Kerber off top spot falls to Halep, who will become the world's highest ranked player if she beats Ostapenko in the final. She's also made a lot of unforced errors - 217 - but her winners come at big moments, and the power of her groundstrokes, both forehand and backhand, have drawn gasps from the crowd. (more...)
Injured Dettori pulls out of Royal Ascot Injured Dettori pulls out of Royal Ascot
- June 21, 2017

But I have a feeling that trio are vulnerable for varying reasons. The heat wave sweeping across Britain has led Royal Ascot organisers to consider relaxing the dress code if conditions become too uncomfortable for spectators at this week's prestigious horse race meeting. (more...)
Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win
- June 20, 2017

Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in search of an elusive title - scored 39 points on 14 of 20 shooting with seven rebounds and five assists. The 2014 MVP's length and shooting ability was too much for Cleveland's overmatched defence. But seriously? I don't quite agree with what Stephen A. (more...)
Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in ICC final
- June 20, 2017

Pakistan , due to security reasons, currently can't host worldwide cricket, but is now the ICC Champions Trophy holder, a feat that has far-reaching implications. Arthur continued: "We want to be a little more consistent as a team ". "Not just today, not just tomorrow, this day will be remembered in Pakistan for years to come", said a beaming Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed as he made a passionate plea to other nations to play worldwide cricket in their country. (more...)
No comeback this time for Kristina Mladenovic No comeback this time for Kristina Mladenovic
- June 20, 2017

But the 30th-seeded Swiss won the next three games to lead by a break, 4-3. "So it was a big drama, so I could not get into the plane without giving the towels of the French Open , and I woke up and I was sweating". Bacsinszky, the 27-year-old world number 31, had opened up a 2-0 and then 4-2 lead in the first set, only for Mladenovic to respond each time before eventually closing out the set in 63 minutes with an ace. (more...)
Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record Thomas shoots 63; breaks US Open record
- June 19, 2017

Late last year, the 24-year-old from Louisville embarked on the best stretch of golf in his young career. Hideki Matsuyama is second at 12 under. He is listed at 5-foot-7, 150 pounds. The soft Black Course allowed players to take dead aim, and Barnes opened with rounds of 67 and 65. Some brilliant players have a lot of ground to make up but I fancy they'll struggle. (more...)
Paul Casey survives up-and-down round to take clubhouse lead at US Open
- June 19, 2017

The top three players in the world have never missed the cut in the same major dating to when the world ranking began in 1986. The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year. "I wish I was about 5 shots better", Stricker said Friday at Erin Hills Golf Club. "But when you're visually looking down the fairway, I think when you're trying to aim at a target at a normal golf course, with normal width fairways, there's some pressure into hitting the fairway because it is a lot narrower ... (more...)
Penguins, Predators each look to seize momentum in Game 5 Penguins, Predators each look to seize momentum in Game 5
- June 19, 2017

As a result, that's an indication of why he's as good a passer as he is, because he sees the opportunities and he's able to execute on them. Tops on that list are the 1982-83 New York Islanders, who won the Stanley Cup final in a sweep despite being outshot by an average of 6.3 shots per game. (more...)
Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top
- June 18, 2017

The Warriors went 15-1 in this year's postseason, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers in five games in the Finals. "I think it's important, but it's also important for the players because it's really about them to make the decision whether they want to go or not". (more...)
Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open
- June 18, 2017

Johnson put his weekend in jeopardy after missing a 6-footer for par on the par-3 13th. "At 12 under par, I'd have a 10-shot lead at most ( US) Opens ". Open. When I get it going, I don't fear, like I used to. Amateur Cameron Champ is on an identical score after another under-par round for the 22-year-old, while Si Woo Kim , Xander Schauffele and Brandt Snedeker are also two shots back and well placed. (more...)
Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
- June 18, 2017

With talk of the team being an National Basketball Association power for years to come, the Golden State Warriors could make Thursday's National Basketball Association title parade and celebration a regular occurrence - though not one that takes place in Oakland much longer. (more...)
Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2
- June 18, 2017

He shot a 69 and was at 2-under 214. The little lefty from Georgia has a chance to make a little history at Erin Hills . He just has to listen to the crowd. 10), Justin Rose (No. 11) and Adam Scott (No. 12). More startling than the low scores was smoke rising from about a half-mile away when a commercial blimp, not affiliated with the tournament, crashed into a field and burst into flames. (more...)