• Magic counting on Ball to turn around lame Lakers
Magic counting on Ball to turn around lame Lakers

Soon after, Johnson told Ball, 19, to look at a nearby wall, where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed. The praise didn't stop there from Johnson went as far as stating that he believes Ball would one day have his jersey retired by the team and challenge numerous franchise records held by the NBA Hall of Famer.

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  • Bulls GM compared to 'drug dealer' after very bad trade
Bulls GM compared to 'drug dealer' after very bad trade

After Lonzo Ball was selected No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, his father, LaVar, wasn't shy about proclaiming his belief that the team would make the postseason in 2017-18.

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  • Swiss youth global Hischier makes NHL Draft history
Swiss youth global Hischier makes NHL Draft history

Gary Bettman speaks to the crowd during the NHL Draft at the United Center on Friday. Following NBCSN's coverage of Round 1, NHLN returns to air with the NHL Tonight: 2017 NHL Draft Recap at 10:30 p.m. Patrick, the Brandon Wheat Kings star whose father Steve and uncle James played in the NHL, held the top spot in the NHL Central Scouting Departme...

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  • Federer struggles for 11th Gerry Weber final
Federer struggles for 11th Gerry Weber final

Federer, 35, has yet to drop a set in Halle , where he was playing his 13th consecutive semi-final. Federer has already won three title titles this season, including the Australian Open - his first Grand Slam success in five years. "It was all a little uncertain because I don't know him that well", Federer said. "Roger is the best player of ...

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  • Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No
Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No

This has earned Ainge yet another nickname - "The Minister of Disinformation". "He's putting a lot of stuff out there". The latest of Duke's one-and-done players, Tatum is projected to be selected among the draft's first five picks with Boston at No.

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  • South Africa level T20 series with England
South Africa level T20 series with England

Dawson (7 not out) then cracked a one bounce four over extra but he was unable to get any bat on the final delivery and South Africa breathed a lot more easily as they claimed a narrow three-run win off the final ball. "They ( South Africa ) were certainly entitled to appeal and the spirit of the game is open to interpretation". England requi...

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  • Hamilton wins in Canada for sixth time
Hamilton wins in Canada for sixth time

I would have loved to get a better lap at the end. "I was really able to enjoy the moment and the vehicle and the crowd, the weather was fantastic, even if it was a bit gusty and you still had to concentrate - it was a challenge and it was well-managed".

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  • U.S. will pressure North Korea to abandon its nuke, missile programs: Pence
U.S. will pressure North Korea to abandon its nuke, missile programs: Pence

A peace treaty ending the Korean War and legitimizing the North Korean state is a long- standing goal for Pyongyang, which sees it as a catalyst for the removal of all USA forces from the peninsula. As the United States is repeatedly calling on China to put more pressure on Pyongyang, North Korea's sudden concession may leave China somewhat rel...

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  • Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon
Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon

The two Confederations Cup favourites couldn't be separated as they played out a 1-1 draw in Kazan , both Germany and Chile moving onto four group points as they all but assured semi-final qualification. There was still work to do but Sanchez played a smart one-two with Vidal before galloping into the area and firing a left-footed shot bey...

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  • 76ers acquire No. 1 pick from Celtics, eye Fultz
76ers acquire No. 1 pick from Celtics, eye Fultz

Markelle Fultz?first overall, traded the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick to the Celtics. Not counting 2017's first-rounder, the Celtics hold seven first-round picks through 2019. 1. ESPN's Chad Ford reported earlier in the week that Jackson would not work out for the Celtics without assurances that they were keeping the...

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  • Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2
Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout White Sox 10-2

The Oakland Athletics have definitely made a decision to go with a youth movement now that they're out of the playoff race in the American League. Bundy (8-6) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. Daniel Murphy had four RBIs for the Nationals. Turner, Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Wieters each drove in two runs. All of Turner's career-high ...

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  • NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats
NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

They didn't trade Kristaps Porzingis. Detroit was in the news with possible trades involving Andre Drummond. "I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said. Fultz is widely considered the best talent in this draft, and rightly so. The Chicago Bulls did not wait lo...

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  • Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid
Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Nine-year veteran Lopez appeared posted averages of 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks last season while becoming the longest-tenured player in Nets history. With Fultz adding his scoring proficiency alongside the pass-first Simmons and Embiid, the Sixers are hoping their painstaking "Process" finally takes the next step into t...

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  • Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo calls for referee's attention during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing . According to reports, Ronaldo's treatment in Spain over the allegations has led to wanting a departure, despite winni...

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  • Andre Ward v Sergey Kovalev: Second fight, same result
Andre Ward v Sergey Kovalev: Second fight, same result

Ward now moves to 32-0 in his career while retaining his WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight titles while also picking up the vacant Ring light heavyweight title as well. But the bout scheduled for 12 rounds at the Mandalay Events Center has been overshadowed this week by the announcement that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor reached an agreem...

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  • Sixers GM takes jab at Danny Ainge following trade
Sixers GM takes jab at Danny Ainge following trade

The Celtics sent that pick to the Sixers for the No. 3 pick and protected 2018 Los Angeles Lakers first-rounder, which the Sixers possessed. Heading into this week, the Boston Celtics , through the lottery, had attained the number one overall pick while the Philadelphia 76ers garnered the third pick in this year's draft.

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final
FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

There is a collection of teams for every taste, like Chile or Germany . Chile and Germany are tied atop the group on four points, with Cameroon and Australia both having one point. A typically robust New Zealand team was outclassed at times and extended its winless Confederations Cup run to 12 games across four editions.

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  • Portugal wildfires 'started by arsonists,' says firefighter chief
Portugal wildfires 'started by arsonists,' says firefighter chief

None of the specialist water-carrying planes involved in the effort are missing, a spokesman for the Civil Protection Agency (CPA) has said, in comments that suggest initial reports of a crash were false. Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said the wildfires were gradually ebbing and being contained. HUNDREDS of firefighters battle...

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  • Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany
Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany

Chile and Germany are now in the first two places of their Group B having four points each ahead of Australia and Cameroon (one point each). Its impressive win against Cameroon and draw with Germany positions La Roja to either defeat or draw with Australia .

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  • Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup
Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup

Ronaldo was central again a few moments later, meeting another Ricardo Quaresma cross with a header which came back off the crossbar. With Ronaldo dominating All Whites defenders in the air midway through the first half, the next aerial challenge saw two leave him in a heap with rugby-style physical skills.

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