• It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft
It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. Fultz is widely considered the best talent in this draft, and rightly so. Future endorsement? Maybe. But by the looks of it, Fultz seriously loves him some Chick-fil-A in the mornings.

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  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs
LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

Ball's appearance before the Dodgers' matchup against the Colorado Rockies culminated a whirlwind day and a half, that began with his selection in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft in NY. Johnson said that he wants a player who makes everyone around him better and it sounds like Russell is not that type of a player. Ball, wh...

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  • Vehicle rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees
Vehicle rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees

It was the second terror attack this month in the British capital. The problem, of course, is that government authorities are in a bit of a Catch 22 when it comes to denying or canceling gun permits - doing so could tip off the suspect. The attack happened about 200 yards from Élysée Palace where French President Emmanuel Macron resides. A vehi...

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  • New Zealand easily beat British & Irish Lions in first test match
New Zealand easily beat British & Irish Lions in first test match

Gatland has developed the Lions style seemingly with the specific intention of blunting the All Blacks' attacking game and it's unlikely he will depart from it in the first test at Eden Park . Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby a...

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  • All Blacks beat Lions to take 1-nil series lead
All Blacks beat Lions to take 1-nil series lead

But Gatland, who now switches his attention to their last midweek match against the Hurricanes, believes the Lions can address their shortcomings in time for the second Test in Wellington next Saturday. It was far from a vintage All Blacks performance, with few of the flicks and tricks that drove them to last week's 78-0 thrashing of Samoa. T...

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  • Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz
Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

The half-hour long tribute further guaranteed permanence to a baseball icon whose permanence in the city and the sport was never in doubt. On Friday night, it actually happened. Those guys, those numbers have a lot of good baseball in them. "This city got me to where I am today". Between Meyer and Street, Eduardo Paredes made his major league d...

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  • Matsuyama welcomes learning curve at US Open
Matsuyama welcomes learning curve at US Open

Missing in action during the weekend were six of the top 10-ranked players in the world , who didn't make the cut, including the top three - Dustin Johnson , McIlroy and Jason Day. Brooks Koepka had just tapped in a 20-inch putt to become the 117th U.S. Wild drives were punished, as they should be. It's the hardest test of the year for golfers,...

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  • STATE OF ORIGIN 2017: Maroons snatch victory from Blues
STATE OF ORIGIN 2017: Maroons snatch victory from Blues

The Blues did a fine job controlling the pace early in the second half, but a try from Gagai and conversion from Thurston cut the deficit to just four points, with plenty of time left on the clock. At half-time it was 11-1 to NSW. Dane Gagai - a relative rookie compared to the likes of Maroons teammate and captain Cameron Smith - reveal...

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  • All Black Dane Coles to miss Lions series
All Black Dane Coles to miss Lions series

They will have their gripes and Johnny Sexton aired them immediately after Jaco Peyper's final whistle - approaching the South African and telling him that "you gave them everything". Hooker Codie Taylor scored a first-half try before wing Rieko Ioane added two second-half touchdowns. The 26-year-old hooker had flawless lineout statistics i...

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  • Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis
Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis

In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel, Srikanth came out on top with a fighting 25-23, 21-17 win over Sai Praneeth . Olympic silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu and Singapore Open Champion B. Praneeth took an initial lead in the first game, but Srikanth made a comeback, to level the scores at 10-10. However, World No 16 Praneeth carries an incredibl...

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  • Family Affair: Lakers Get Lonzo Ball And Dad With No. 2 Pick
Family Affair: Lakers Get Lonzo Ball And Dad With No. 2 Pick

Just minutes after Lonzo Ball officially entered the National Basketball Association, getting drafted by the Lakers at No. 2 on Thursday, he entered the crosshairs of Philadelphia, a franchise that now fancies itself the joke-makers and not the laughingstock.

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  • Mourinho accused of defrauding Spain of $3.6 million
Mourinho accused of defrauding Spain of $3.6 million

This latest scandal has left the four-time world player of the year's future at the Barnabeu in doubt, as media reports say Ronaldo is unhappy that the Spanish giants did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman.

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  • NZ into America's Cup challenger play-off with win over Britain
NZ into America's Cup challenger play-off with win over Britain

Grinder Luke Parkinson quickly jumped behind the wheel, but the slipup was enough to allow Kiwi skipper Peter Burling to sail off to victory. However, the focal point of discussion back on the dock after an exciting day of close racing in trying, flat water conditions was Outteridges dramatic and unscheduled swim.

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  • Yachting: New Zealand make fast start in America's Cup final
Yachting: New Zealand make fast start in America's Cup final

The New Zealand team are a fast, well-oiled machine with their aerodynamic pod of four "cyclor" sailors, who supply the energy needed to power the boat's massive wing sail by pedaling on bikes. Both cartoons were drawn by San Francisco artist Elena Achilli, the first one apparently after Spithill skippered Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest...

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  • Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks
Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are at the forefront of the attention after news broke over the weekend that both teams would be swapping first-round picks in the upcoming NBA Draft , which is scheduled for Thursday. Ainge has proven his willingness to trade and will likely explore his options on the trade market to find another star ...

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

He shot 46.3 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from three-point range and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line. "I'm just really excited to go out there and work my butt off, work my tail off and sacrifice my body for my teammates". Lyles has become even more familiar with Murray through Canadian basketball events. While Mitchell is due to arri...

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  • Hit Those Big Shots With Today's Google Doodle
Hit Those Big Shots With Today's Google Doodle

Zimbabwe and Afghanistan are the only global teams to play in Pakistan since the attack on the Sri Lanka team bus by gunmen in March 2009. The one-month long tournament has 31 ODIs being played and is bound to make one exciting session for cricket fans around the world.

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  • Ten-man France down England in lively friendly
Ten-man France down England in lively friendly

The Spurs frontman scored at the start of each half, the second from the penalty spot after club teammate Dele Alli had been felled by Raphael Varan. It threatened to be another frustrating night for France at the hands of technology, with Varane sent off two minutes into the second half for conceding a penalty.

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  • Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars
Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars

After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick. The Suns picked fourth for the second straight year and selected Josh Jackson from Kansas . 2 pick, and that's exactly what happened. It was not a good night in the Windy City. "I think it's ambitious", Brown said of the idea of ...

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  • Ioane scores try double as All Blacks down Lions in first Test
Ioane scores try double as All Blacks down Lions in first Test

Williams created a try for Sean O'Brien in the 37th minute which brought the Lions back into the game at 13-8 after New Zealand had threatened to take control. The All Blacks' spiritual home - Eden Park - will host Saturday's clash. But it was a brutal, bloody encounter. New Zealand: Ben Smith; Israel Dagg , Ryan Crotty , Sonny ...

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