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Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick

D'Angelo Russell, as talented as he is, couldn't help the Lakers rise from the bottom of the Western Conference, much less compete for a playoff spot. Walton was asked about that statement and just laughed it off. Thanks to their pre-draft trade of guard D'Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets , the Lakers have a ton of cap space and flexibility in being able to lure-and hopefully land Palmdale-born product in Paul George, now of the Indiana Pacers. Read More

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Chauncey Billups may have future in Cleveland Cavaliers front office

Chauncey Billups may have future in Cleveland Cavaliers front office

Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert . With the exit of David Griffin , the hierarchy of the Eastern Conference could change dramatically by this time next year. When James returned to Cleveland in 2014, it was Griffin who assembled the pieces around him, culminating in the most successful three-year stretch in franchise history and its first championship in 2016. Read More

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Sabres Expansion Draft Protected List

Sabres Expansion Draft Protected List

Teams were allowed to protect only one goaltender from the draft. As a result, the Golden Knights are demanding draft picks from those teams in order to be steered to selecting other players. Oshie, Kevin Shattenkirk, Justin Williams, Karl Alzner and Daniel Winnik. The last three additions to the National Hockey League - the Atlanta Thrashers (now the Winnipeg Jets 2.0), Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild - have taken their sweet time. Read More

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Lewis calls Floyd-McGregor August fight as 'ridiculous'

Lewis calls Floyd-McGregor August fight as 'ridiculous'

That's the real clincher, and true boxing fans are where the huge money is, as shown by the Mayweather Pacquiao fight. "It's ridiculous to me", Lewis told USA sports broadcaster ESPN . And if there's one certainty about the mega-fight being hosted by MGM Grand on August 26, it's going to generate an obscene amount of dollars. "I think it'll take a couple of rounds", Rody added. Read More

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Amit Shah rules out resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties

It is being speculated that around 2000 crore is going to be wagered on the India vs Pakistan match in the Champions Trophy final according to estimates by the AIGF. Why not rest these players and send a younger squad to play the #9 ranked team in the ICC ODI rankings? Host nation England was eliminated by Pakistan in the semifinal stage, while Bangladesh was beaten by India in the same stage. Read More

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Key developments in Minnesota officer's manslaughter trial

So what are the legal standards that the jury will have to consider as they begin deliberations? If convicted of manslaughter , Yanez could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Finally, Leary instructed the jury to return with a unanimous verdict, arrived upon after using "sincere judgement, sound discretion, and in accordance with the facts as you find them from the evidence and the law I have just given to you", Leary's instructions read. Read More

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Session on verge of collapse as Florida GOP leaders feud

Session on verge of collapse as Florida GOP leaders feud

Florida legislators are back on a path to passing a bill for enacting the state's constitutional amendment expanding the use of medical marijuana. Meanwhile, cities and counties are trying to hammer out how to implement medical marijuana policy locally, including such details as the number of dispensaries allowed for every number of potential patients, proximity to schools and other facilities where Our Nation's Youth could get corrupted should they catch a whiff of the devil's cabbage, ... Read More

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Team NZ seize lead in America's Cup round-robin

Coupled with two wins in these round robins , Oracle has won 10 straight races against Team New Zealand. Light winds may have beaten us today, but we will be back tomorrow when there is a significantly better wind forecast! Team New Zealand will open Tuesday's racing with their first race against the Great Britain team starting at 5.08am [NZ time]. Read More

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United place £80 million tag on De Gea

United place £80 million tag on De Gea

Bayern Munich are the top of three Bundesliga clubs in fourth place . Six Premier League teams featured in the top 10, with United and neighbours Manchester City joined by London trio Arsenal ($1.93bn/£1.5bn), Chelsea ($1.85bn/£1.43bn), Tottenham and Liverpool ($1.49bn/£1.16bn). Read More

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Magic: 'Showtime' Lakers Would Sweep The Warriors

Magic: 'Showtime' Lakers Would Sweep The Warriors

Green might not think the claim is so amusing when he looks back at what those Lakers teams accomplished, winning five titles and reaching the Finals nine times. "You know, I think we would say we would have ran them out of the gym". I don't know. We'll never know. The immediate effect of the thoughtless action was the lightning rod forward getting suspended for Game 5, which gave the Cavs the crack of daylight they needed to gain confidence for a run to their own place in history. Read More

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Rafael Nadal Demolishes Robin Haase in Straight Sets

Rafael Nadal Demolishes Robin Haase in Straight Sets

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's comeback was cut short when she suffered a straight-sets defeat by American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round. "I think he can help". "I'm disappointed, for sure. I know he is, from upstairs", said Johnson, wiping away tears as he choked up. I just know this is what he always taught me to be - a fighter, be a competitor, day in day out, so that's what I'm going to do. Read More

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Wenger has signed new deal - BBC report

After 22 years, 717 appearances and countless trophies, Terry has brought down the curtain on his playing career with the Premier League champions. Wenger's contract had been due to expire at the end of the 2016/17 season and he had faced regular questions about his intentions, with supporters divided on whether he should stay or stand down. Read More

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West Ham Tables £24m Bid for Iheanacho

West Ham Tables £24m Bid for Iheanacho

West Ham fans took to Twitter on Sunday evening to express their thoughts on the reported bid for Iheanacho... He is however expected back the Paris camp before the Super Eagles global friendly match with Togo in Paris on Tuesday. But Iheanacho recently dismissed any talk of an impending exit, saying: "I'm not very aware of that. Manchester City is a big team and we need to go far as a squad, so we need everybody", concludes the Nigerian global. Read More

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Japanese star Sato in historic Indy 500 win

Japanese star Sato in historic Indy 500 win

Five years ago Sato came close to the title, but crashed out while jostling with eventual victor Dario Franchitti . All the negative publicity Honda received in the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 washed away when Takuma Sato dumped a bottle of 2 percent milk over his head in victory lane. Read More

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White Sox's Miguel Gonzalez ideal through 6

White Sox's Miguel Gonzalez ideal through 6

Andrew Romine ended the ideal game with a sharp grounder to Tim Anderson , who couldn't cleanly backhand the one hopper. Initially ruled an error , which briefly kept the no-hitter intact, the play soon was changed to a hit. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save. The White Sox scored three runs with four hits off Justin Wilson to pull within one in the ninth. Read More

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Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Langer made his only bogey of the day on No. 6, and the two remained tied for the next nine holes as the rain tapered off and the wind picked up, blowing from a different direction than it had the rest of the week. Tom Lehman and Scott McCarron were 8 under, with Lehman completing 16 holes and McCarron 12. The 54-year-old Singh still plays a full PGA Tour schedule and was playing in his first Senior PGA, which is the oldest of the five senior majors. Read More

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LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

The Celtics started Game 4 in the driver's seat but lifted by Irving's 42-points, and James' 34-points, the 3rd and 4th quarters belonged exclusively to the Cavs. This year's NBA Playoffs have seemed less like an actual contest and more like a needless delaying of the inevitable, with both the Warriors and the Cavs virtually steamrolling their way through to their date with the finals. Read More

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Magic hire Jeff Weltman to head basketball operations

Magic hire Jeff Weltman to head basketball operations

Weltman was named the general manager after Masai Ujiri was promoted to team president ahead of last season. "The Magic are a first-class organization all the way around and we look forward to this tremendous opportunity". The two seasoned National Basketball Association front-office executives inherit a team that went 29-53 last season and has the No. 6 pick in the National Basketball Association draft. Read More

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Angel Gomes grateful to be given 'amazing' Manchester United debut

Angel Gomes grateful to be given 'amazing' Manchester United debut

Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon has made a big impact in the Sky Bet Championship having also been born in 2000, while Moise Kean became the first to achieve the feat in Serie A after featuring for Juventus. Speaking ahead of the Palace game, the Portuguese manager talked about the troubles of managing players towards the end of their careers: "It's very hard because during my career I had this kind of situation of getting unbelievable players in the last period of their career". Read More

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