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NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

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Now they add Fultz to a promising young core that includes Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric , plus Ben Simmons , the top pick from last year who sat out all season with a foot injury. For instance: If only Kobi Simmons had left Arizona after his freshman year, he might have been a lottery pick. This helped maintain an incredible ratio: Of the 64 players who have played for John Calipari in his eight years as coach at Kentucky, 32 of them have been drafted. Read More »

Lakers Luke Walton responds to playoff comments from LaVar Ball

From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker ", LaVar Ball told broadcasters before the draft started, according to USA Today . Some Laker fans are very concerned about how much of a distraction that Lavar Ball will be to the team. "Right now, I'm hoping he leads us to a couple Summer League victories, and we'll take it from there". Read More »

A look into the future of the Vegas Golden Knights

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After Vegas came away with a jackpot from the expansion draft , Foley's franchise goalie is even bolder. In Arvidsson's case, he's due for a significant raise from the $640,000 he made in National Hockey League salary last season, in which he scored 31 goals and 61 points. Read More »

Red Sox claim Doug Fister off waivers

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He can also earn up to $1 million in incentives based on games started or up to $200,000 based on innings pitched in relief. Fister joins a Red Sox' roster that has been desperate for starting pitching depth. The California native followed that up with a strong campaign for the Washington Nationals in 2014 in which he finished eighth in the National League Cy Young Award voting with a 2.41 ERA in 25 starts. Read More »

Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

The ball settled on the right side, off the 13th green at TPC River Highland . Unfortunately for Jason Day , he won't be hanging around for the weekend after posting an even par 70 to finish at two-over 142. Really, the biggest thing is take it day by day and shot by shot. Something like a day like today where it's blowing a lot, you know that the morning wave, they're going to shoot some low numbers and kind of get it going because the wind wasn't quite as hard this morning. Read More »

Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

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After the announcement of Ball's selection by the Lakers, he said he "just wants to get on the court". The Suns picked fourth for the second straight year and selected Josh Jackson from Kansas. 5 was guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky and they selected Zach Collins of Gonzaga at No. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins. Read More »

Newcastle Keeping Tabs on Middlesbrough Defender Who Continues to Push for Exit

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And with the 2018 World Cup being next summer, Gibson believes he will have to play in the Premier League if he wants to be heading with the rest of the England squad to Russian Federation. Nevertheless, Gibson would nearly certainly improve Newcastle's options, having impressed in his maiden top flight campaign for Boro, earning him England recognition. Read More »

Jayson Tatum picked third by the Boston Celtics in NBA Draft

The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. The setup: Fultz's Instagram page showed him wearing a pair of team-themed watches after being selected by Philadelphia. The only larger audience was for the 2015 draft, the network said Friday. The Los Angeles Lakers selected UCLA's Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick and the Boston Celtics took Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the third pick. Read More »

KU's Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Phoenix in NBA Draft

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The Celtics have been high on Tatum throughout the draft process, and had him in for a private workout late last week. For the first time in National Basketball Association history, each of the first five draft picks were one-and-done freshmen. Read More »

Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

Markelle Fultz had a pre-set template for an Instagram post to promote the Tissot watch company after being selected with the first pick in Thursday's NBA Draft . 29 to San Antonio). He said those conversations will occur with several interested parties: college coaches and athletic directors, NBA coaches and executives and the National Basketball Players Association (players' union). Read More »

Bulls charge into rebuild, deal Butler

That's all I want to do. For the Wolves, a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2004-05, they are getting a player who has appeared in the playoffs in each season of his career. After hiring Tom Thibodeau as team president and head coach and with the development of two of the last three No. 1 picks, they took only a small step forward (two games) in the standings, finishing 10 games out of a playoff spot. Read More »

Chicago Bulls Trade Jimmy Butler To Minnesota Timberwolves

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The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on. Add a center who can effectively protect the rim and you have something serious going. As young as LaVine is, he's coming off an ACL injury and still has many holes to fill in his game. Get ready folks, this rebuild could get interesting. Read More »

Fultz, Ball front and center in group photo

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Although Duke was not the dominant team many expected it to be last year, Tatum lived up to his billing as a top-three recruit in the Class of 2016 and is the Blue Devils' fourth top-three pick in as many years. LaVar was prepared, donning a Laker purple and gold BBB cap after Lonzo was picked. "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. Read More »

NBA Draft 2017: The biggest trades that went down

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For the last four years, the mantra of the Philadelphia 76ers has been "trust the process". Ironically, Fultz heading to the 76ers was completely expected, as was No. "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 »

Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

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But Kozlov, 19, never hinted at breaking the Cilic serve, which offered up only seven points to the American during the 65-minute contest. Ultimately, the destination of the second set was heading into a tiebreak as Muller relied on his first serve to bail him out of trouble in a game that lasted nearly ten minutes. Read More »

Here's what time the NBA Draft starts and where to watch it

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However, the Celtics pulled off a stunning trade earlier in the week, sending the pick to the Philadelphia 76ers and moving down to No. 3. "Whichever team selects him will be getting a humble, thoughtful and talented young man whom we are proud to call a member of the Duke Basketball brotherhood". Read More »

Hamilton seems to like the idea of competing for Ferrari

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Q: Looking back at the Canadian Grand Prix it appears that Mercedes have made a good step forward. Hamilton will also be keen to banish the memory of a disappointing first visit to the anti-clockwise track running along the shores of the Caspian Sea and around the walls of the medieval old town. Read More »

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on press conference scuffle

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Silva shoved Sonnen as Bellator MMA President Scott Coker stood in between the two men, and extra personal was needed to keep the pair apart. Today (Thurs. I did it as payback. "I'm happy because I look at him scared out there", Silva said. He feels my hands. "Wanderlei knew he was going to attack me that day and I just had no idea what was going on", Sonnen said. Read More »

Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

The Lakers haven't made the NBA Playoffs since 2013, a once inconceivable thought for a franchise with the second most championships (16) and most finals appearances (31) in NBA history. Proud papa, non-stop hype man and brash and shrewd businessman, LaVar Ball is part Donald Trump, Don King, Ari Gold, the late Muhammed Ali and Kris Jenner rolled into one multi-cultural, bi-racial package of flair, bravado and marketing savvy. Read More »

Brett Brown texted Sam Hinkie thank you after Sixers drafted Markelle Fultz

The intrigue, then, starts with the No. 3 pick in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday. "Right now it's unbelievable really", Fultz said. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. I hope that I'm going to grow my game 1-on-1. In addition to the draft choices, the Sixers signed two undrafted free agents - James Blackmon, an IN shooting guard, and Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, according to CSNPhilly. Read More »

Phoenix Suns snag driven Josh Jackson with 4th pick in NBA Draft

He was the first Jayhawk to be named Associated Press Player of the Year and the first KU recipient of both the Oscar Robertson Trophy presented by the USBWA and the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. I think the whole situation was really blown out of proportion, just because I am who I am. I did. I admitted to it from day one when it was brought up. Read More »

Kohli deflects question on Kumble saga

When asked whether Virat Kohli was the only one who objected to Kumble as coach, he said, "All these are speculations". Earlier this month amidst reports of a rift between Kumble and Kohli , the BCCI had invited fresh applications for the post of head coach, days before the start of the Champions Trophy. Read More »

Chiefs vs. British & Irish Lions

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New Zealand-born Gatland tried to deflect attention from his selections by suggesting All Blacks coach Steve Hansen might be anxious at the Lions' recent form. Defence coach Farrell believes the Lions are forging a bullish identity as the first Test against the back-to-back world champions hurtles into view. Read More »