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#9 - Dennis Smith Jr

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Dallas coach Rick Carlisle came to the defense of Smith, too. Carlisle talked about how Dallas never had Smith in for a workout because they simply never thought he would be available for them at nine. Dallas has been in search of a franchise point guard for a long time, and hopes Smith will be that. Smith has some concerns on the defensive side of the ball, as he tends to get side tracked at times there. Read More »

Grizzlies pick Ivan Rabb with 35th pick in deal with Magic

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Although some fans and analysts were slightly disappointed with his sophomore campaign after a very promising freshman season, the 6-10 Rabb still averaged a double-double and earned a First-Team All-Confernce spot alongside Brooks. The Grizzlies sent a future second round pick to Houston in exchange for their No. 45 overall selection. Both veteran power forward Zach Randolph and guard Tony Allen are poised to hit free agency in July unless Memphis can convince them to stick around on ... Read More »

Marquinhos l'avoue, il vit un mercato de rêve à Paris — PSG

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Ne restait plus qu'à connaître officiellement les intentions du joueur sur la suite à donner à sa carrière. Selon Globo Esporte , le Paris Saint-Germain aurait décliné trois propositions pour le défenseur central brésilien Marquinhos . Alors que Marco Verratti a décidé de se lancer dans un bras de fer pour chercher à rejoindre le FC Barcelone, ce qui n'est pas gagné du tout, la direction parisienne aurait reçu trois offres fermes pour son défenseur central brésilien. Read More »

Owen gives his verdict on Liverpool's signing of Salah

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. 11 from Roberto Firmino , who becomes the club's No. 9. I have followed him since he emerged at Basel and he has matured into a really good player. "I like that we will make it even more competitive", he added. Read More »

Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future

Lewis Hamilton trails title leader Sebastian Vettel by 12 points following the Briton's victory at the last race in Canada. But it is still unclear whether Mercedes has put the finger on the bobo. Indeed this will be her first presence at a grand prix weekend since she she flew to Abu Dhabi to watch Hamilton clinch the second of his three world championships in November 2014. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers players warning Bulls' Jimmy Butler not to join Cavs

Butler's potential fit with the Cavaliers is particularly intriguing, as he could be the two-way force the team needs to contend with the Golden State Warriors. For what it's worth, USA Today is reporting that there's "zero truth" to report that Cavs players are telling Butler to stay away from Cleveland . Read More »

Brayden Schenn traded to Blues by Flyers for Jori Lehtera, picks

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Louis Blues in exchange for center Jori Lehtera , the 27th pick in Friday's draft and a conditional first-round pick in next year's draft. He's recorded 25-plus goals in back-to-back seasons with the Flyers, and joins a veteran group looking to make another deep playoff run next season. Read More »

Fultz, Ball go 1-2 to start

The Sixers view Fultz as the flawless fit alongside 6-foot-10 guard Ben Simmons , last' year's No. 1-overall pick who's been compared to Magic Johnson because of his floor vision and ability to run an offense at his size. The Orlando Magic made a decision to stay home and drafted an Seminole. Armed with three first-round picks, Portland could have added some wing depth or dropped some of its bad contracts. Read More »

Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case and pays 2m euros fine

At the heart of the Ronaldo case is the considerable income that the talented Portuguese striker earns from licensing his image and name. The big news in Spain yesterday morning was that the Portuguese star has agreed to reach a deal with the Spanish tax man to settle his financial problems. Read More »

Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'

That pointed to the 25-year-old Northampton wing being kept fresh for Saturday's Test opener in Auckland, along with England wing Anthony Watson and Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny. Nowell was glad to have been able to show his attacking ability after being constrained in previous matches. Even in that sense, the back three against the Chiefs delivered. Read More »

Gatland blasts All Blacks tactics as Test looms

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Lions coach Warren Gatland has added Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis to his touring squad which now numbers a cumbersome 44 players with only five matches remaining after Saturday's clash with the New Zealand Maori. Read More »

Avs take defenseman Makar with No. 4 pick

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The Calgary, Alberta, native's play in Brooks, a strong showing at the World Junior A Challenge and the dearth of puck-moving defensemen helped rocket Makar from a borderline first-round pick to the second defenseman taken overall. Makar is an incredibly skilled blue liner with plenty of offensive and skating ability. In 54 regular-season games a year ago, he amassed 75 points (24 goals) in leading all AJHL defensemen in scoring. Read More »

Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros

Ostapenko's win denied Halep not only a first Grand Slam title but what would have been a win that elevated her to the No. 1 ranking, bumping the struggling Angie Kerber who still hangs on to the top spot. Third seed Halep buckled under the strain of fending off the missiles being launched off Ostapenko's lime green racket. For the Romanian Halep, bidding to join compatriots Ilie Nastase and Virginia Ruzici as Grand Slam winners, it was a second final defeat in four years at Roland ... Read More »

Carr signe un contrat de 125 millions en NFL

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Carr a publié un gazouillis jeudi à l'effet qu'il avait conclu une entente de cinq ans qui entrera en vigueur à l'arrivée à échéance de son actuel contrat de recrue, à la fin de la prochaine campagne. Victime d'une fracture à une jambe la saison dernière lors de l'avant-dernier match de la saison régulière, il avait certes beaucoup manqué à son équipe, qui s'était inclinée dès le premier tour des play-offs. Read More »

Will Terry Collins shift Asdrubal Cabrera to second when he returns?

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The 31-year-old Cabrera, returning to action Friday after a stint on the 10-day DL with a sprained left thumb, told reporters before the game he's asked his agent to help set up a trade. Lucie. "I was surprised because if they had a plan for me, I played two games down there and they should have told me a couple days ago and I could have played over there". Read More »

Fabinho répond à la rumeur MU — Monaco

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Parmi les clubs intéressés par le polyvalent Brésilien, Manchester City, le PSG et Manchester United . " C'est une invitation tentante , a-t-il déclaré au journal de son pays, Esporte Interativo ". Invité dans une émission de télé brésilienne , le milieu de terrain de l'ASM a souri lorsqu'on lui a évoqué l'intérêt de MU et de José Mourinho , avec qui il partage le même agent, Jorge Mendes. Read More »

Russian Federation defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener

Petersburg , Russia , Saturday, June 17, 2017 . Poloz's neat touch set up Denis Glushakov , who dinked his effort over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net. "The game didn't go how we wanted to go", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson acknowledged. New Zealand lost 1-0 to Belarus in their final match of preparations, and Kosta Barbarouses and Ipswich Town's Tommy Smith replaced Themistoklis Tzimopoulos and Shane Smeltz in ... Read More »

Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction

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The appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court of MA specifically targets the "abatement" rule, which holds that murder convictions are tossed out if a defendant dies before his appeal has been heard by a court. Prosecutors also argued that he may have been aware that his suicide would wipe out his conviction and affect civil law suits filed against him by the victims. Read More »

Connor McDavid Wins 2017 Hart Trophy for NHL MVP

Him being honored at the NHL Awards after only two years with the league (and at the young age of 20) proves how determined and focused he is about his career. Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship. McDavid, tellingly, hadn't gotten a glimpse of Matthews until he saw him play at the world junior championships in 2016 - months before the Leafs made him their first No. Read More »

Phoenix heat stops planes from flying

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Meteorologist Chris Outler says it is possible that the heat wave affecting the area could push thermometers to hit the same temperature again Wednesday. Still, 119 is the fourth-hottest day in Phoenix's history. Officials in both Arizona and Nevada have warned residents and visitors to use extreme caution when touching doorknobs, vehicle gear shifters, and steering wheels because of the incredibly hot weather. Read More »

FIFA takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

Portugal have four points after they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time to draw their opening match 2-2 against Mexico . We know very well what we need to do. Mexico's Colombian coach Osorio later had to be restrained by his own bench when a mass brawl broke out in the dying stages, for which his midfielder Hector Herrera was booked. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo header sinks hosts Russian Federation

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Petersburg. "Even if you take Ronaldo out of the team, you still have world-class players like ( Ricardo) Quaresma and Nani , we have a game plan and we won't be overawed", said coach Anthony Hudson . Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo will miss the remainder of the Confederations Cup due to a shoulder injury suffered against New Zealand . Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the ideal opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can ... Read More »