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Sixers looking to sign Joel Embiid to contract extension this summer

The Los Angeles Lakers used the second pick to choose University of California at Los Angeles point guard Lonzo Ball . The Washington star made the error Thursday night after getting picked by the Philadelphia 76ers . The center has one more year remaining on his rookie contract and will become a restricted free agent following the 2017-18 campaign. After Martin averaged less than five points or rebounds a game in his first two seasons, Portland drafted Walton in 1974 and Martin ... Read More »

Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

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Bottas was the only vehicle to get within a second of Hamilton , as the Mercedes showed it is, without doubt, the fastest qualifying auto. Valtteri Bottas from the same team came in second (1:41.027), and Kimi Raikkonen from Ferrari F1 team came in third (1:41.693). Read More »

Hamilton's latest pole position moves him 2nd all-time in F1

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Sebastian Vettel says he is "not worried" by the gap to Formula One rivals Mercedes in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix , despite finishing over a second off the pace. The race will begin at 2pm GMT with Vettel leading Hamilton by 12 points in the drivers standings. "Still not flawless, and I think that if you can switch them on, you can go a lot faster". Read More »

Hamilton pips Bottas to take 66th pole in Baku

I was thinking if it's only a ten-second penalty then they've probably got the pace to make that gap but then they said ten-second stop-go, I was like alright. Perez looked to have retired in the pits - as did Raikkonen, whose right-rear tyre came apart - but both were allowed to rejoin, albeit a lap down, after the 20-minute stoppage. Read More »

O'Mahony leads Lions against Maori All Blacks

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With a few Kiwis named in the Lions team Hansen suggested his rival Gatland should have opted to select a few more New Zealanders in his squad. The starting line-up for that match is expected to be similar to the Lions' team for the first of three Tests against the All Blacks later this month, and Vunipola believes that there is plenty for the tourists to be optimistic about. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel hits Lewis Hamilton twice as Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP

The safety auto was deployed on Lap 12 to allow Daniil Kvyat's stricken Toro Rosso to be recovered after an engine issue, sparking the lead drivers to dive into the pits. However, Raikkonen believes that his auto still feels good and will be more suited to a full race on Sunday. For Hamilton, it looked as though the win was in his pocket, but his headrest - which sits above the cockpit - suddenly started to come loose. Read More »

Confederations Cup Report: Australia 2 - 3 Germany

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Unfortunately for the Socceroos , Germany remains a side to be reckoned with considering they won their last game against San Marino 8-0. The goal had to be confirmed via the Video Assistant Referee , although Australia could have been classed as lucky as replays showed a handball. Read More »

Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title

The 20-year-old German wears his hair fashionably long; the 35-year-old Swiss recently had a serious short back and sides, reaching for the look of youth, perhaps. At the bottom of the draw, Frenchman Richard Gasquet beat Robin Haase 6-1 3-6 6-1. The rematch was a mismatch. Stamping an authoritative love hold, Federer streaked to a 4-0 lead. Read More »

Mexico Knock Confederations Cup Hosts Russia Out

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New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson accepted Portugal were too strong for his side as they finished their Confederations Cup pointless and having scored a single goal . A second Portugal goal arrived four minutes later. Needing a victory to advance from their hard group, Russian Federation took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexicans equalised through Nestor Araujo before half-time and secured the victory early in the second with a ... Read More »

Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

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Warren Gatland had hoped all the key lessons about playing New Zealand teams had been absorbed in a forgettable first week. Sean O'Brien starts in his place with another chance to impress after his strong showing against the Crusaders last Saturday, while blindside flanker Peter O'Mahony will captain the side in Warburton's absence. Read More »

Trey Lyles Believes He's A Good Fit In Denver

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He played in 80 games, started in nearly half of them, and shot the ball well, averaging 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. He registered 18.1 points per game in conference play, sixth-best in the ACC. The Utah Jazz selected North Carolina's Tony Bradley with the No. 28 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night after sending pick Nos. Villanova senior guard Josh Hart was the No. Read More »

Hamilton Wins The Pole Position In Azerbaijan

American pop group Black Eyed Peas and singer Nicole Scherzinger both perform here on Saturday night. Hamilton made a mistake on his first lap in final qualifying and was anxious he would not be able to make amends when a crash halted the session. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case

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President Perez, when asked about the Portuguese, noted that the 32-year-old was "bigger than all of us" and insisted he would remain at the Berbabeu. Di Maria is represented by Gestifute, which is owned by agent Jorge Mendes . "Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player". Ronaldo has become one of the biggest household names in professional soccer over the last decade and one of the most decorated players in the world, vying with Argentinian star Lionel Messi year after ... Read More »

Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

Portland selected Duke power forward Harry Giles with the No. 20 pick. Coach Earl Watson hopes Jackson's defensive prowess can help a team that allowed a season-high 113.3 points per game last season and fill the void left by P.J. He chose to give up his final three years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA Draft . The Boston Celtics used the third overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night on former Duke star Jayson Tatum , and it sounds like their decision ... Read More »

Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku

On my final lap in Q3 I was going about three tenths quicker than my best time but then I lost gear sync in the second sector, it cost me a couple of tenths which was frustrating and meant we could not challenge for third. "I'm just thankful that I was able to pull a lap together", he added. This brought out the red flags with three-and-a-half minutes to go. After that break, all drivers had time for just one fast lap. Read More »

NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks

The Lakers also exchanged picks with the Utah Jazz , who made another deal with the Denver Nuggets , while the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers agreed on a two-for-one swap. But don't get it twisted ladies and gents, Ball can Ball hard on the court. The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson from Kansas University. The Sacramento Kings made a decision to pick a guard with the 5th pick as they selected De'Aaron Fox out of Kentucky. Read More »

NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the country early next year, while welcoming a North Korean delegation to the World Taekwondo Championships. They've become the first North Koreans to visit South Korea since Moon's May 10 inauguration, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. A North Korean coach and 20 other ITF officials, mostly North Koreans, also came to South Korea. Read More »

Zarco takes his first MotoGP pole in Assen

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Italian Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso , victor of the two MotoGP races, is now in first place with 115 points, while Movistar Yamaha's Maverick Viñales of Spain is in second place with 111 points. Marquez had a three-way fight for third and kept Cal Crutchlow ( LCR Honda ) at bay. Zarco held control until he was overtaken by Rossi on lap 12, only to lose his gamble on the track when hit by a downpour. Read More »

Ramirez sharp in Angels' win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected

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But Ortiz was also known for his presence off the field. Nationals 18, Reds 3: Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits and Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk for Washington. "Time was clearly called before the balk was called, so that was the dispute". Ortiz took the podium before a crowd that included ballplayers from high school, with employees from the Red Sox looking out the windows and others watching from the other side of the street on the roof of the ballpark. Read More »

Garcia, Bland share lead going into final round in Munich

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Garcia , making his first start in Europe as Masters champion, carded seven birdies and two bogeys to move to 13 under alongside Bland , who enjoyed a sparkling 20 minutes as he got up-and-down from water to make an unlikely birdie at the 11th before holing out from the fairway for eagle two holes later. Read More »

NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

We need someone like that in Philadelphia", said John Petracci of West Deptford, NJ. "But we've got a lot more to work with than we used to". "I mean, say you want to do something, and to go out and do it is unbelievable". After going a combined 75-253 over the past four seasons, the Sixers are exploding with excitement about the future after trading up to acquire the top pick to take Fultz. Read More »

Johanna Konta crashes out in second round after defeat by Coco Vandeweghe

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And that's it. I didn't even realise she was going to retire. I played a very good first round against someone who made semis last week in Hertogenbosch. The other semi-final is an all-Czech contest between Fed Cup team mates and good friends Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon singles champion, and Lucie Safarova, a former semi-finalist at the Championships. Read More »

Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning

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City officials dedicated a bridge in his honor, and on Thursday officially changed Yawkey Way Extension near Fenway Park to David Ortiz Drive . Ortiz thanked everyone from Red Sox owners and former players, to his father in attendance, and his late mother who he said was looking over him. Read More »

Federer lays down Wimbledon marker with Halle masterclass

Make sure I serve well, because he can go through spells where he can serve big. Prior to Sunday's final, Halle already represented the happiest of hunting grounds for the 18-time grand slam champion; Federer has won more tournaments in the German city than any other. Read More »

Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern

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The Cavs are in need of a new front office presence after they parted ways with general manager David Griffin earlier this week, and Billups was rumored to be a possible replacement. Originally chosen by Boston with the No. 3 pick in 1997 out of Colorado, Billups had his best seasons with the Pistons. ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday that Billups received a second interview for the vacant Cleveland general manager position. Read More »

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva

Bellator broadcast on pay-per-view for only the second time in promotional history, signaling another step in its growth as a rival for the industry-leading UFC. It will be a great night of action so stay locked in and catch the biggest MMA card of 2017. Clayton Young competed in the 5,000-meter, finishing 17th in the finals with a time of 14:23.88. Read More »

Mourinho wants Kane on board

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Tottenham have already said they could not entertain any bids for Harry Kane as the striker is settled. United have been heavily linked with a move to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid , but it has now be claimed that Mourinho feels the money would be better off spent elsewhere, and is targeting Kane. Read More »

Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon

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Chile , who now need a point against Australia in their final match to be sure of a spot in the last four, were the better side in the first half, but made less of an impression after the break. Sanchez's sixth-minute strike against Germany , taking advantage of a mistake from Gunners team-mate Shkodran Mustafi , made him Chile's outright record goalscorer, passing Marcelo Salas to reach 38 global goals. Read More »

Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said before the draft Thursday night that point guard was the team's biggest need, and the club chose to address it. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens seems just as eager to deploy his new versatile weapon. The team will also be represented in a Las Vegas Summer League with play starting July 8 . Read More »

1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

Fultz opens his article with a hearty Philadelphia "yoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" "It's a goal set by millions but only a few actually make it". "Hey man, LeBron, I like to win and I know you like to win", Ball said looking at the camera. Read More »