• On draft night, a trade and a parade of one-and-dones
On draft night, a trade and a parade of one-and-dones

Interviewed shortly before the pick was announced, LaVar Ball told ESPN that having his son play for the Lakers would be "the second best thing in the world that's ever happened to me" - right behind the birth of his three sons. That earned him a spot on the All Pac-12 First Team alongside names like Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 draft pick who p...

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  • Lakers Coach Admits LaVar Ball's Bold Boast Will Put Pressure On Lonzo
Lakers Coach Admits LaVar Ball's Bold Boast Will Put Pressure On Lonzo

The day began at 5 a.m. when Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka woke up so he could make phone calls with Eastern Conference teams starting their workday at more conventional hours. "I think what you're drafting is the son and not the father", Johnson told ESPN in May . "There's something very, very special about his basketball abilities", P...

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  • Mavs Take NC State's Dennis Smith Jr. In NBA Draft
Mavs Take NC State's Dennis Smith Jr. In NBA Draft

During his freshman season at Duke, Tatum averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds a game, while shooting 34 percent from three-point range. The Celtics kept that in mind when taking Tatum at 3, Semi Ojeleye at 37, Kadeem Allen at 53, and Jabari Bird at 56.

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

Briton OG Anunoby was taken 23rd overall by the Toronto Raptors, becoming the highest drafted English player, and Anžejs Pasečņiks of Latvia was selected 25th overall by the Orlando Magic. Who do they have to thank for all this young talent? The team we saw last season struggled with some of the players but did well against others. The Lakers u...

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  • Germany edge Australia at Confederations Cup
Germany edge Australia at Confederations Cup

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou insisted he would continue to employ his 3-2-4-1 system, which has its share of critics. They added a third early in the second half and everything looked rosy. They squandered a bagful of chances in a one-sided first half and were punished when Tommy Rogic scored out of nowhere, his first off-target shot bouncing ...

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  • Watch Mexico's Confederations Cup Tie With New Zealand Erupt into Mass Brawl
Watch Mexico's Confederations Cup Tie With New Zealand Erupt into Mass Brawl

The Colombian's much-criticized policy saw eight changes lead to a drab performance against New Zealand in Sochi on Wednesday, when El Tri went 1-0 down and were outplayed in a disjointed first-half performance before battling back to win 2-1.

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  • 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft
76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

He walked across the stage on Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs. They expect the trio to help lead the franchise to their first playoff appearance since 2012 and first championship since 1983. "Just want to get on the court". The Celtics, who traded the top pick to the Sixers and moved down to No. 3, we...

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  • Russia get off to winning start in Confederations Cup
Russia get off to winning start in Confederations Cup

Poloz had a shot cleared off the line for the hosts and was then brought down by goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in a moment of controversy as the referee signalled to play on. It is waiting for the crucial exams strength in the next two games of the Russians, and the team is highly desirable not to fail them. Vitaly Mutko , deputy prime mini...

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  • Liverpool closing in on Mohamed Salah deal
Liverpool closing in on Mohamed Salah deal

Salah, who will wear the number 11 next season, managed to sit with Liverpool's official website and give his first interview as a player for the Reds where he expressed his excitement and happiness following his move. I was a kid (at Chelsea). I always think about the small details because I need to improve more and more. I like the way he i...

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  • Phoenix Suns snag driven Josh Jackson with 4th pick in NBA Draft
Phoenix Suns snag driven Josh Jackson with 4th pick in NBA Draft

With the versatility to play multiple positions, Jackson can create for himself and his teammates on the offensive end while possessing the ability to be elite on the defensive end. Boston selected Jaylen Brown with its first-round pick in 2016. But he's really talented offensively and I think he's still just scratching the surface of what he's g...

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  • Putin highlights economy, U.S. relations, regional conflicts in annual call
Putin highlights economy, U.S. relations, regional conflicts in annual call

During his more than four hours taking calls Thursday, Putin was asked about the dust-up in Washington, and replied, "Comey said he's written down his conversation with the president and handed it to the media through a friend of his". "Snowden is not a traitor", Putin said. He mentioned that both countries could do well by collaborating over the i...

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  • Man United hire Juventus' scouting manager Javier Ribalta
Man United hire Juventus' scouting manager Javier Ribalta

Juventus have confirmed that Ribalta is leaving after "five richly successful seasons" and Di Marzio suggests Manchester United is his destination. It is not known whether Ribalta, who is vastly experienced at elite- club level, will head up United's scouting operation or whether he will work alongside chief scout Jim Lawlor, but he will undoubt...

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  • Di Maria sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud
Di Maria sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud

It's unlikely that the Argentinian will spend any time in jail though because under Spanish law, any sentence of under two-years is usually suspended, providing the person has no previous convictions. Messi and his father were also fined 2 million euros each after they avoided paying 4.1 million euros in taxes. On Tuesday, Ronaldo was told to app...

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  • 'Small gesture' for Big Papi: Boston names street for Ortiz
'Small gesture' for Big Papi: Boston names street for Ortiz

As they do, let's look back at some of Ortiz's postseason heroics, courtesy of the following MLB.com video, which takes us up until the 2013 World Series won by Boston . Retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz , left, shares a laugh with team president Sam Kennedy during a gathering where part of Yawkey Way was renamed David Ortiz...

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  • Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border
Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

The president floated the idea of covering it with solar panels earlier this month in a meeting with congressional leaders. Broadly speaking, the border wall with Mexico is a dubious strategy for addressing illegal immigration. Good? My idea", reports the BBC . "We'll be putting in legislation to that effect very shortly", he said , drawing...

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  • Real boss is 'not contemplating' Ronaldo leaving
Real boss is 'not contemplating' Ronaldo leaving

Real Madrid star Ronaldo was last week accused of evading 14.7 million euros through offshore companies and will appear before a judge on July 31, judicial sources told AFP. Perez said he could understood why Ronaldo had been upset after he was accused last week of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors released a statement on Tuesday indicating that th...

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  • Antonio Senzatela gets rocked as Rockies lose to Diamondbacks again
Antonio Senzatela gets rocked as Rockies lose to Diamondbacks again

The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, rocked rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela for nine runs on eight hits in five innings. The Diamondbacks snapped the Rockies' six-game winning streak, but not before Colorado's Mark Reynolds belted his 18th home run.

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

The 2017 draft was an embarrassment of riches. But look closer, and the 2017 Draft wasn't exactly the same as in 2016. His game may be a mystery to those on the East Coast who didn't stay up late watching second division PAC-12 games, but his upside may be better than anyone in the country - a combination of shooting skills and court vision.

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  • Fleury, Neal, Vatanen among players exposed for National Hockey League expansion draft
Fleury, Neal, Vatanen among players exposed for National Hockey League expansion draft

On Monday, that meant establishing a deadline for teams looking to make a deal around which player they'll lose in the expansion draft. Other teams have called Vegas about unprotected players, giving the Golden Knights the chance to take someone and then trade them away for assets.

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  • Solar stocks on fire in newest Trump trade
Solar stocks on fire in newest Trump trade

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his air traffic control initiative at the White House in Washington , U.S. June 5, 2017. Trump told the lawmakers they could talk about the idea with others, but on one condition: They had to say it was his idea.

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