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Clippers buy into the second round to draft Evans, Thornwell

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Thornwell was the first Gamecock drafted into the National Basketball Association in 11 years. Thornwell was named the SEC player of the year in 2017 after averaging 21.4 points and 7.2 rebound per game as a senior. Now Los Angeles' attention likely moves to trying to re-sign Chris Paul and Blake Griffin . Dozier said. "I'm going to continue to grow, it's not over for sure". Read More »

Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

Now that Griffin is gone and uncertainty clouding the front office as well as future roster decisions in what is a critical offseason for the Cavs , James may now have legitimate reason to leave Cleveland again - a lack of trust and respect for the team's management. Read More »

Hawks look to future on draft night, address trade of Howard

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The sophomore led the Demon Deacons with 19.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game and was the only Division I basketball player to average at least 19 points and 9 rebounds. "I understand the rebuilding process, but I don't think that was the best move", Howard's sister said of the trade. "Our goal is still to be competitive", said Schlenk, who came to Atlanta from the champion Golden State Warriors. Read More »

Honda pilots may lose positions on F1 Azerbaijan grid

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With the sporting regulatons allowing each driver to use only four of each per year, both Alonso and Vandoorne will drop 15 grid places relative to where they qualify on Saturday. Asked whether the new parts would bring significantly improved performance, Vandoorne said: "Difficult to say, to be honest". With the straight-line speed deficit, " being dangerous " in Vandoorne's own words, and Alonso's " Never have I raced with less power in my life " comment in Bahrain, it is ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower blazed began in faulty fridge-freezer

The police investigation is focusing on how the fire began, how it spread and who should be held responsible, Detective Chief Superintendent Fiona McCormack told a press briefing. Buildings in London , Manchester and Plymouth are among those where problem cladding has been identified. Thousands of tower block residents around the United Kingdom have been warned that their homes are clad with the same flammable aluminium panels believed to have fuelled the blaze at Grenfell Tower . Read More »

Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

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Prolific Prep staff and guests were on hand for what was called Josh Jackson's 2017 NBA Draft Party. Butler was dealt for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the rights to Finland's Lauri Markkanen . "I mean, it's extremely gratifying for me to be in that top five, and we already knew that this was going to be a pretty tough draft and it was pretty loaded at the point guard position, and for me to be up there is just a blessing", Fox said. Read More »

Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down: Sourav Ganguly

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Reacting further to the controversy, Kohli said that we have created a culture over the last 3-4 years that whatever happens in the change room, we've tried to maintain the sanctity of the change room throughout. He added that he respected Kumble as a cricketer and what he had achieved for the nation. The board's move to allow registration of more applicants has come following Anil Kumble's resignation from the top job. Read More »

Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup

Herculez Gomez and the FC panel look at Mexico's lacklustre win over New Zealand and the changes that affected their play . New Zealand's head coach Anthony Hudson played down the incident. New Zealand's superb first-half display rattled Mexico and a tense match boiled over with a mass brawl in the dying stages. Mexico rallied in the second half and equalised through Raul Jimenez in the 54th minute. Read More »

Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft

It marks the fourth straight year the Blue Devils have produced a top-three pick. Overall, the Celtics did a good (and relatively safe) job on draft night. "It's great", he said. I don't see him being a LeBron-type player in that way but I didn't see Steph Curry being that, either. Asked about the incident, Jackson said, "I don't think it really represents who I am". Read More »

Celtics - Paul George NBA trade rumors

The Pacers lost leverage in trade discussions after George revealed his intentions to test free agency next summer. "It's not ideal. It's a challenging situation but I think we can come out all right. We have to look at every scenario. The one thing I can tell you, it wasn't like the deal flow (during the draft) was one. The Pacers used their first- and second-round picks on UCLA teammates TJ Leaf and Ike Anigbogu . Read More »

Ball Family Helped Lakers Decide on Lonzo Ball

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Shortly after being selected #2 overall in the NBA Draft , LaVar stated boldly that his son would "take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year". And everybody kept saying what if? "Right now, I'm hoping [Lonzo] leads us to a couple summer league victories, and we'll take it from there". Read More »

Globetrotting horse Highland Reel wins at Royal Ascot

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O'Brien said: "He was a Group Two victor as a two-year-old on hard ground at Goodwood". Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget added, "I was happy beforehand as she was a different proposition from the one which ran at Lingfield". "I think the Deauville could be next for her". He's not stamped his authority on the race yet. Third in the 2015 Cox Plate won by Winx , the Aidan O'Brien-trained star has been invited to compete in the race again this year. Read More »

Paul George to leave Pacers after next season

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But they would likely have to trade Kevin Love to get him. Paul George has made it official, according to a report. Stretching both veterans would free up $36 million in cap room for the Lakers to ink George to a four-year max deal. That still leaves a few other players who could interest the Pacers in a George trade. Those teams that have a quality player, who they can trade for George without much of a problem. Read More »

Rockets reportedly plan to target Paul Millsap in free agency

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Hartenstein, a 7-footer (in shoes) with a 9-foot-1 standing reach, weighed in around 250 pounds at the Nike Hoop Summit and is an interesting big with his size, mobility and the fact that he's left-handed. The Rockets also picked OR forward Dillon Brooks at No. 45 on Thursday night, then traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies. If Houston fails in its quest to sign a star, some will question the decision-making behind the drafting of Hartenstein and the trading away of the 45th pick. Read More »

Braves use 8-run 5th to hold off Giants

Even Cain narrowly missed an opposite-field home run, settling for a two-run double off the brick wall in the second. He found a circle of teammates waiting to celebrate at home plate. The Giants' 13th-year veteran entered his 15th start of the season with a 6.56 earned run average in his last nine starts and a 7.46 earned run average in seven road starts this season. Read More »

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

The Philadelphia 76ers , as expected, have selected Washington's Markelle Fultz with the Number One overall selection. The fan base just hopes the tough times are over. The top 10 was rounded out with two more freshmen: Dennis Smith Jr. of North Carolina State to Dallas at No. 9, and Gonzaga's Zach Collins at No. Read More »

Portugal fire survivors describe their escape: 'This is the end'

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A vast wildfire has engulfed a central Portuguese town, killing 57 people and injuring dozens more in the European country. Some victims were burned to death in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said. "I understand that it's very hard to control such a fire, but I don't understand why it's so hard to coordinate the movement of people", said Aires Henriques, who ended up driving for several hours along back roads to circumvent the fire area. Read More »

Sixers make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick

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Jackson, who chose not to work out for the Boston Celtics due to scheduling conflicts, said his decision might have affected his draft position. But they should be able to find someone good Thursday. "They've been coming through my phone with the ESPN app", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said. Neither is projected as a consensus first-round pick although some mock drafts have them going late in the first round. Read More »

Confed Cup: Sanchez makes history as Chile draws with Germany

Chile might possess a better team in terms of experience but history favours the Germans. This will be a stern test for this young German side, and exactly the kind of challenge the coach and his charges were hoping for. A 2-0 win for Germany in 1962 was followed by a 1-0 triumph in 1974 and a resounding 4-1 triumph in 1982. The most recent was in 2014 when Mario Goetze's goal sealed a 1-0 friendly win in Stuttgart. Read More »

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler traded to Minnesota Timberwolves

LaVine, Dunn and Markkanen is a mighty haul, especially with LaVine developing into a solid two-way player and Dunn looking like the franchise's point guard of the future when the Timberwolves took him No. On trading Butler: "Always hard to trade a player and a person that's meant a lot to the organization". Dunn's shooting is his biggest weakness. Read More »

Mourinho accused of $5 million tax fraud

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Real Madrid issued a statement to strongly deny reports they illegally approached former Coach Jose Mourinho while he was in charge at Inter. And he is said to have been accused of two offences relating to tax fraud. Coentrao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 1.3 million euros of income. The Spanish supreme court found Lionel Messi guilty of a similar crime past year. Read More »

Transfer Rumour: Real Madrid considering summer move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid . Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United in 2016. Di Maria, who now plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually ... Read More »

The Dallas Mavericks Got Their Guy in Dennis Smith Jr

Smith, who averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 32 games in his only season at N.C. State, joins point guards Devin Harris, Seth Curry , J.J. Like Rose, Smith sustained a serious knee injury. An astonishing fact about Smith was that he recorded two triple-doubles last season, which is a remarkable feat to accomplish. Read More »

Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three

Dan Biggar put the visitors 6-0 ahead with a couple of penalties from the boot, before Chiefs fly-half Stephen Donald halved the deficit from the tee. Then the debate can stop and the focus can turn to the small matter of winning at a venue where New Zealand have not lost since France beat them there 23 years ago. Read More »

Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

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Wood's shock first-half score for New Zealand was cancelled out by goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta as Mexico's victory took them top of Group A on goals scored. The coach added that his team had always been ready to do all required of them, praising the players for their doggedness. Russian Federation squandered two scoring chances in stoppage time, with Georgy Dzhikya's header sailing over the bar while a Fedor Smolov drive floated wide. Read More »

Liverpool Officially Complete Record Capture of Mohamed Salah From Roma

Liverpool's pursuit of a winger goes back to last summer, with manager Jurgen Klopp interested in Christian Pulisic and Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt - both Bundesliga players who appear unlikely to move this summer transfer window. Liverpool's pursuit of Salah goes back to the winter of 2014 when he almost joined the Reds before eventually opting for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea. Read More »

PV Sindhu stunned by World No.1 Tzu Ying in Australian Open

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Sindhu won the first game before Tai staged a strong comeback to register a 10-21, 22-20, 21-16 verdict in the women's singles clash which lasted for about an hour. 1 Nehwal in the all-India final on Sunday, June 25. Both the shuttlers were not ready to give up in the deciding game where it was a neck-to-neck contest. Read More »

Crystal Palace set to appoint De Boer

Frank de Boer has been offered the Crystal Palace manager's job, Sky sources understand . While the club aren't expected to splash out enormous sums this summer after spending heavily in January to ensure their survival, there will be funds available to De Boer should he, as expected, finalise terms. Read More »

Liverpool FC Turn Down Napoli's £11 Million Alberto Moreno Bid

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That said, many Liverpool supporters will be surprised that Napoli's offer has been rejected, given that Moreno clearly has no future at Anfield. After playing more than 90 games in all competitions in his first two seasons at Liverpool , the 24-year-old Spaniard fell down the pecking order and made just 16 last season, with nearly all of them coming off the bench. Read More »

Dembele not leaving Dortmund for Barcelona - BVB sporting director

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Dembele, 19, joined Dortmund from Rennes last summer and went on to score six goals and register 13 assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances as the club finished third in the table. New boss Ernesto Valverde is apparently already working on how Dembele would fit into a system at the Nou Camp, and is keen to bring him in to help them reclaim the title from Real Madrid. Read More »

Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders

If people actually want to do some research, have a look tomorrow who the younger team is. "But I usually pick my best team". The grandfather of them all is former Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus, who was 38 years and 129 days old when he scored against New Zealand in 1999. Read More »

Devils have National Hockey League draft guessing with no clear No. 1

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The Columbus Blue Jackets, an expansion team with the Wild in 2000, drafted their first UND player previous year with Thome. The Devils are even thinner on defense, especially after swapping Adam Larsson, the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft who is developing into a top-pair defenseman, to the Oilers last summer for left wing Taylor Hall. Read More »