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Despite Workout, Lakers Unlikely to Draft or Sign LiAngelo Ball

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This week, the Lakers' top brass held a highly publicized workout for a player who's not expected to be drafted, which would've otherwise gone completely unnoticed if that player wasn't LiAngelo Ball. The Lakers have the 25th pick in the first round next month, though LiAngelo Ball's draft prospects are uncertain. LiAngelo said he has a workout scheduled with the Golden State Warriors as well. Read More »

Pakistan fined for slow over-rate during Lord’s Test

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Shafiq went to fifty and was then dropped on 59 by a diving Buttler in the gully. Pakistan's left-arm seamer found the edge of Dawid Malan's bat to dismiss him for 12 and two balls later Amir produced a brilliant inswinging delivery to bowl Jonny Bairstow and leave England in deep trouble at 91 for four. Read More »

Minjee Lee wins LPGA Volvik Championship on birthday

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She chipped to within three feet and drained the putt for her fourth LPGA victory and her first since 2016. Lee had maintained her two-shot lead through the first nine holes, picking up birdies at three of her first five holes as she produced a string of straight drives and precision iron shots. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Vilas' record of consecutive wins on clay

Nadal racked up his 80th win in Paris by seeing off Italian lucky loser Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (11/9). The 36-year-old's return comes with the great American ranked at a lowly 451, a effect of her lengthy absence from the tour after giving birth to her daughter in September. Read More »

NBA Finals 2018 Game 1

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It's simple for Curry: if he plays up to his full capability, Golden State wins the series. Despite facing a Game 7 on the road against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, Cleveland's postseason experience proved the difference, as it managed to advance with an 87-79 victory. Read More »

Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson defends hit on Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault

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All Eller had to do was tap it into the empty cage with about 40 seconds left and the wildest opening night in the final in several years was heading to overtime. "You never want to see a scoring chance or a goal happen after one of those iffy calls". The way they normally operate is that a 50-50 call around the net or a unsafe area with a scoring chance about to happen, they usually call it. Read More »

Wrongful death suit in Grand Rapids Drive's Zeke Upshaw on-court collapse

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Zeke Upshaw , 26, was playing for the Grand Rapids Drive at the Deltaplex Arena on March 24 when he collapsed in the final minute of the game. The lawsuit is on behalf of Jewell Upshaw, Zeke's mother. "Unfortunately, the same wasn't afforded to Zeke", said Jewel Upshaw. The NBA, the Detroit Pistons Basketball Company and SSJ Group, owners of the Grand Rapids Drive, and the Deltaplex Arena (where the game took place) are listed as defendants in the suit. Read More »

Marcus Rashford will set the world alight, promises Man Utd team-mate Young

He also netted three times in the Champions League for Mourinho's men, and has been included in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation. "I just had to get out there and play football and play as well as I could and hopefully the England manager would come and call me up again", he said. Read More »

Ex-Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo denies ripping Masai Ujiri, Embiid on Twitter

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Their faith in team president Bryan Colangelo is probably in question now, though. The team is investigating the report's claims. "The allegations are serious and we have commenced an independent investigation into the matter". Gotta believe him until proven otherwise. According to The Ringer , one of the Twitter accounts it connected to Colangelo downplayed Hinkie's role in the franchise's turnaround. Read More »

Justin Rose claims victory at Fort Worth Invitational

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The four-shot lead matches the largest of his career. He carved his drive way right and in the end did incredibly well to salvage his par. "I actually did one better and I'm very pleased with the way I finished this week". England's Justin Rose claimed his ninth PGA Tour title with a three-shot win at the Fort Worth Invitational. Brooks Koepka knows something about comebacks. Read More »

Nick Foles Knew Nothing About Browns' Trade Proposal

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Foles continued: "There wasn't any discussions on the trades". At the end of it, I'm just a player. "I don't decide anything". The following is video that I have shot of Wentz over the first two OTA practices, which we'll update on occasion to show his progress. Read More »

FC Cincinnati Announced as MLS' Newest Expansion Franchise

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In MLS, FC Cincinnati and its new world-class soccer stadium in the West End will spur additional economic and cultural growth for our city. MLS commissioner Don Garber has waved away suggestions that FC Cincinnati's introduction to the league will harm the Crew's chances of remaining in Columbus. Read More »

Chelsea 'reach agreement with Maurizio Sarri'

Sarri enjoyed another impressive season at Napoli in 2017/18, leading them to a runners-up finish in the Serie A behind Juventus, and has been touted as a potential target for Chelsea . According to news reports in Italy , Hazard has spoken to his Belgian teammate Dries Mertens at Napoli . The 59-year-old has already been replaced at the Stadio San Paolo by former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti , but remains under contract in Naples until 2020. Read More »

Final Four MOP Donte DiVincenzo to remain in upcoming 2018 Draft

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The Villanova Community has done nothing but support and motivate me to become the best player and person I can be. DiVincenzo entered the 2018 National Basketball Association draft, but didn't initially sign with an agent. The title game wasn't the only place where DiVincenzo helped his draft status. The 21-year-old averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game for the national champions. Read More »

Del Bosque unimpressed by Real Madrid pair Ronaldo, Bale

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United seemingly need players of that ilk if they are to make more of an impression in Europe next season following a a last-16 exit at the hands of Sevilla in 2017-18. The Red Devils, meanwhile, ended the season without a trophy after they finished second in the Premier League and lost the FA Cup final to Chelsea FC. Read More »

Sharing over shooting: How the Warriors passed by the Rockets

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Except for the guy being asked. There wasn't a Game 7 in last year's Western Conference Finals, but overall this year's series is up 48% from 2017 when it was on ESPN and 51% over the ECF on TNT . However, as Van Gundy noted, the Finals will feature plenty of star power, which should be enough to ensure viewer interest, even if the series turns out to be as lopsided as many expect. Read More »

Robert Lewandowski hands in transfer request to Bayern Munich

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The 29-year-old has always been linked with a move to Real Madrid , and appointed Pini Zahavi as his agent earlier this year amid rumours he could leave the Bundesliga . He has tasted league success in every season at Bayern, though he has endured a frustrating run in the Champions League, exiting at the semi-final stage in three of his four seasons with the club - with a quarter-final defeat coming in 2017. Read More »

Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open

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I have been really enjoying it. The younger of the Williams sister, who lost in the first round at Grand Slam level only once in 2012, when the defeat against Virginie Razzano persuaded her to start a brand new partnership with Patrick Mouratoglou, gave Pliskova the fourth first-round defeat in as many appearances here. Read More »

Joel Embiid's savage tweet at Bryan Colangelo's burner account

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Embiid told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Colangelo called him Tuesday night to deny the tweets were from him. "He called me just to deny the story". "If true though, that would be really bad". After months of investigating and tracking the accounts' movements, Detrik reached out to the 76ers last week asking for comments. Read More »

Serena returns, Nadal, Sharapova survive scares

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Just like the Masters 1000 Rome final a couple weeks back, the rain seemed to wash away Nadal's errors and he returned to court sharper, winning the opening three games to tie up the final set at 3-3. The last time she had been spotted on a court was in a first-round loss to Naomi Osaka in Miami in March. Three of her Slam titles have come in Paris - in 2002, 2013 and 2015 - and longtime coach Patrick Mouratoglou has no doubt that Williams is capable of adding a fourth. Read More »

Guardiola: I Would Love To See This Manager In the EPL

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The Blues seemingly made up for their fifth-placed Premier League finish with a 2-1 triumph over Manchester United in the final at Wembley. "Often a coach is judged on wins, but you've also got to look at the shape as well as the substance - Sarri had Empoli and Napoli playing great football, and he did a fantastic job". Read More »

Twitter reacts to the report of Bryan Colangelo's fake accounts

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In January, in a tweet directed at the Twitter accounts of Simmons and Robert Covington, Still Balling tore into Embiid. The report, from The Ringer's Ben Detrik, details five different Twitter accounts that an unnamed source who "worked in artificial intelligence" tipped Detrik off about in February. Read More »

Serena’s French Open return - clockwatch

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Williams also won the Australian Open while pregnant past year along with 22 other Grand Slams over her career. "No matter what, that's my priority", Williams said after her 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Pliskova. thank you all". Officially ranked 451, and chasing a record-equalling 24th singles major, Williams was predictably below her best against world No 70 Pliskova. Read More »

Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin starts in left field against Red Sox

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With regular leadoff hitter Betts missing his second straight game because of tightness on his left side that he felt in batting practice Sunday, Benintendi added a triple and single, improving to 4 for 8 in the two days. "They've got a tough lineup, they always have", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. After drawing a walk, Donaldson pulled up noticeably while running to second base on a Justin Smoak double. Read More »

How MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings won in spite of adversities

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Chennai Super Kings had kept their prime gun for the final, as Shane Watson showed up a century at the right time for his team . The CSK management had invested in a core team comprising skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36), his deputy Suresh Raina (31), Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson (37), Harbhajan Singh (37), West Indian Dwayne Bravo (34) and Ambati Rayudu (32). Read More »

Mustapha Heron withdraws from National Basketball Association draft, to transfer from Auburn Tigers

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Bryan Heron said his son will apply for a hardship waiver in an attempt to be eligible to play next season. Heron was named second team All-SEC a year ago by the Associated Press after averaging 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. That would put the likes of Chuma Okeke and Anfernee McLemore in featured spots, and it would place even greater expectations on the shoulders of Wiley and Danjel Purifoy , who were both ineligible in 2017-18. Read More »

Baseball fan holds umbrella for JROTC member during game

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On Monday, the Atlanta Braves celebrated Memorial Day with announcements and gestures honoring past and present military members. As rainy conditions hit Atlanta, a fan made a decision to stand next to him and hold an umbrella over the high school student. Read More »