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Author: 0 Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

The Wolves took power forward Lauri Markkanen of Arizona for the Bulls with the seventh pick, and the Bulls selected center Justin Patton of Creighton for Minnesota with the 16th pick. In Chicago, fans were flummoxed, including the guy who quipped that he's "moving to Minnesota" and referred to "Mr. Butler" in his reaction . The Bulls got back youth and athleticism in the deal.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball and the Lakers looking to recreate Showtime

Immediately after Lonzo was drafted, Big Baller Brand started pre-selling the sneakers on their website. While there might not be a surprise with the No. The Lakers won just 26 games last season, so the 19-year-old has his work cut out for him. LB: Nah, I just liked watching them play (laughs). But instead of wasting time and energy hating on LaVar Ball and, by extension, on Lonzo, too, fans should remember that the son is not the father, and that the National Basketball Association ...

Sports Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent
Author: 0 Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

Paul, 32, is regarded as one of the premier point guards in the league. Paul could make up to five years, $205 million if he stayed in Los Angeles and Griffin could sign for up to five years, $175 million. Paul's 9.9 assists per game are the third-most in National Basketball Association history. Griffin was the No. 1 overall pick by the Clippers in the 2009 draft.

Sports Rangers Deal Stepan, Raanta To Coyotes For 1st-Round Pick, DeAngelo
Author: 0 Rangers Deal Stepan, Raanta To Coyotes For 1st-Round Pick, DeAngelo

Saad, who was traded by the Blackhawks after they won the Stanley Cup in 2015, has three years remaining on his contract. One of the key pieces of Chicago's three Stanley Cup championships is on the move. Unclear is if they will keep those picks or package them for a player, maybe to try and get Alex Galchenyuk or Matt Duchene, though the prices for each may be through the room.

Sports Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves
Author: 0 Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

His rehabilitation has gone well, but the injury certainly complicated the Wolves' re-engaging Chicago on Butler. However, on Thursday night, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported that not only would the Celtics not put this year's No.

Sports Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Author: 0 Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Adobe analyzed social mentions around the draft , players and teams for the seven days leading up to the draft from across blogs and more than 10 social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. "Brook Lopez really transformed his game past year and became a guy that was making threes". "There's something very, very special about his basketball abilities", Pelinka said.

Sports 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft
Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Jayson Tatum was picked third by the Boston Celtics , becoming the first player off the board from a Triangle school, and at least six more players from Duke, North Carolina and N.C. "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. Josh Jackson of Kansas went to Phoenix as No. 4 and De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky went to Sacramento as the No.

Sports There is now officially a Boston street named after David Ortiz
Author: 0 There is now officially a Boston street named after David Ortiz

The Red Sox are scheduled to retire his No. 34 on Friday - 265 days after he walked off the Fenway field for the last time as a player. Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had the honor of having a street in Boston renamed in recognition of his impact on the Red Sox and the city of Boston on Thursday.

Author: 0 Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Kansas' Josh Jackson answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Phoenix Suns as the fourth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. But there are a lot of holes to fill on a team that will be anchored by big men DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. Jackson will be an NBA All-Star within the first two to three years he is in the league, Russotti said.

Sports Alonso unenthused over Honda upgrade
Author: 0 Alonso unenthused over Honda upgrade

When asked for specifics about Honda's upgrade, the McLaren driver added: "I don't know". Vandoorne , who suffered an MGU-H failure during practice in Canada , says he has now moved onto his sixth component this year, meaning he will be slapped with a 15-place grid drop for this weekend's grand prix.

Sports Nishikori retires injured, Khachanov to play Rublev in Halle
Author: 0 Nishikori retires injured, Khachanov to play Rublev in Halle

Standing in the 21-year-old's way of a semi-final spot is fellow Russian Andrey Rublev , who beat compatriot Mikhail Youzhny 6-0 3-6 6-3 in their second-round encounter. It was a gutsy save from Zverev as he sent down a big second serve to save it but a second one quickly followed for Federer , who produced a stunning forehand victor down the line with the German at the net.

Sports NHL Draft Results: Tracking All Picks and Selections
Author: 0 NHL Draft Results: Tracking All Picks and Selections

They are dealing from a position of weakness on this one, though, especially because Lehtonen has a $5.9 million cap hit and Niemi has a $4.5 million price tag next season before both become unrestricted free agents. "I don't think us or Philadelphia will be anointing these guys as the Next One, but it's going to be someone who will really impact the organization in a positive way".

Sports Frank de Boer could take Crystal Palace to Europa League, says brother
Author: 0 Frank de Boer could take Crystal Palace to Europa League, says brother

The 45-year-old former worldwide defender's managerial record before then is chequered, having been fired by both Valencia and, after returning to his homeland, Estudiantes. Between 2010 and 2016, De Boer coached Ajax , winning the Eredivisie for four consecutive seasons between 2011 and 2015. De Boer had been tipped to take over at Palace's fellow managerless side Southampton , but he could allow Manuel Pellegrino a straight run at the Saints' vacancy if he opts to become Palace's new ...

Author: 0 Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

According to El Mundo , Messi will pay €255,000 as fine. Jorge Messi will pay €180,000 instead of a 15-month jail term. In line with what has been proposed by the prosecutors, a judge will now make the final decision. The pair used companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi's income earned from his image rights from 2007-09.

Sports Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft
Author: 0 Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Fultz , Simmons and another recent Sixers high draft pick, Joel Embiid , form a promising young trio that could allow Philadelphia to rise from the lower depths of the league. ANALYSIS: The Wolves sent Kris Dunn , Zach LaVine and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen to the Bulls for Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick - a completely worthwhile trade .

Author: 0 Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

In exchange, the Blue Jackets received left wing Artemi Panarin , a 2016-17 Second Team NHL All-Star and NHL Rookie of the Year in 2015-16, left wing Tyler Motte and a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Now a veteran defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup Champion, Hjalmarsson most recently appeared in 73 regular-season games in what would become his final go-round as a member of the Blackhawks.

Sports Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison
Author: 0 Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

AS reported Wednesday that Ronaldo is also having second thoughts about departing Madrid after hearing " very positive " comments from Perez. Argentina global Di Maria is accused of failing to pay 1.3m euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama.

Sports Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching

The Lakers met with the oldest Ball brother on Friday, a meeting which included a meeting with Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka . Tina Ball recently sufferred a stroke. As you can see, when he starts scoring the ball like he did in the NCAA Tournament, it makes him and NBA-ready guard that can instantly contribute in his rookie season.

Sports Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft
Author: 0 Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons a year ago. As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency.