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David Ortiz helped bring the Red Sox three World Series championships and is one of the most beloved sports figures in Boston history. After that, though, Ramirez got Christian Vazquez and Deven Marrero on groundouts, the first of 11 in a row he retired.
  • Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

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    Beyond the scouting, strategy and suspense of teams trying to select the right player for their slot in the NBA Draft , a spate of trades spiced up the proceedings at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday. Lonzo Ball , selected with the 2nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers , tops the list as the early favorite for the honor. Magic Johnson made a decision to stay home and drafted Lonzo Ball from out of UCLA with the #2 pick.
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    Left winger Matthew Strome fell into their laps in the fourth round, where the Flyers had back-to-back picks at 106 and 107. "I want to prove them right with their pick and it's just unbelievable". Jordan Papirny, all awesome guys who supported me through everything. His father, Steve, played for the Buffalo Sabres , New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques, and his uncles James Patrick and Rich Chernomaz played in the National Hockey League, too.
  • Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft

    Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft

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    That was the case throughout the season, before the Celtics won the NBA Draft lottery, and even more so in the days leading up to the draft. North Carolina State's Dennis Smith poses for photos while walking the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.
  • Westgate Las Vegas not high on Lakers' playoff hopes in 2017-18

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    Ball, a 6ft 6ins point guard from Anaheim who broke the UCLA record for most assists in a season, was selected by the Lakers with the second pick. Just when you thought people were done with the Ball family - Another pops up. Most personnel managers use the reference to pump the tires of the player.
  • Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr

    Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr

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    Analysis: Jayson Tatum is the most NBA-ready scorer in the draft. Reed was projected by most to be a late second round pick, so he was clearly valued a great deal by the Suns. "I have confidence in myself and my abilities". "I think the National Basketball Association is getting more position-less", Jankovich told ESPN 103.3 FM - Dallas.
  • Backing up LaVar's claim, Lonzo Ball confident in leading Lakers to playoffs

    Backing up LaVar's claim, Lonzo Ball confident in leading Lakers to playoffs

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    However, in order to complete the recent trade, the Lakers were forced to ship both guard D'Angelo Russell and another center in Timofey Mozgov back to the "Big Apple". Just to be able to learn from him every day should be incredible. People want to play here again. He should see playing time in a somewhat thin Lakers guard rotation that will also feature second overall pick Lonzo Ball , and his poise will be much-needed with a young group.
  • High flying Chile set sights on 2026 World Cup hosting

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    Chile , trying to win its first major global tournament after winning consecutive Copa Americas, was in control for most of the match in front of 38,222 fans at Kazan Arena, holding on to possession and creating chances with Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas up front.
  • Chile, Germany set for semis

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    Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday. He sent his pass straight to Sanchez who played a one-two with Vidal and toe-poked the ball in off the post.
  • Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

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    He was a Wooden Award finalist. Embiid welcomed Fultz to Philly with a tweet - what else? - where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons. The most precise of details can sway a player's morale in any given direction, and the Sixers did their due dilligence in welcoming Fultz to the team - both as a fan base and as an organization.
  • The biggest winners and losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

    The biggest winners and losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

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    The Philadelphia 76ers chose Markelle Fultz as their first pick after they traded with the Boston Celtics earlier in the week. "Sometimes I'll be on the ball, sometimes I'll be off". "I want to be part of that kind of team", wrote Fultz. Chicago Bulls - Lauri Markkanen 8. National Basketball Association champion Golden State and Cleveland didn't have a pick in the two-round draft , though the Warriors acquired the rights to second-rounder Jordan Bell (Oregon) from Chicago.
  • Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal

    Confederations Cup: All Whites embracing underdog tag against European giants, Portugal

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    It certainly won't against New Zealand . The All Whites lost 2-1 to Mexico on Wednesday despite having led at half-time. "We will be playing a hard side but we think that we will win", Santos said. "The interest the foreign counterparts showed towards the operations of the Center is linked to the way security measures are organized at the Confederations Cup tournament, as big numbers of Australian and Kiwi fans have come here", a spokesman for the ministry's press service told TASS.
  • NBA Draft: Links to all of our coverage

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    It shows how much hard work I have put in, the sacrifice my family has done to help me get to where I am today. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while flashing his ability to explode to the rim and shoot from mid-range and beyond the three-point line.
  • 76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball

    76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball

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    In addition to Fultz , the Sixers got the draft rights to the 25th overall pick, center Anzejs Pasecniks from BC VEF Riga (Latvia), from Orlando in exchange for a future protected first-round pick from Oklahoma City and the lesser of the 2020 second round choice from Brooklyn or the 2020 second-round pick from NY.
  • 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

    1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

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    He made $5.7 million in the first year of his rookie deal and $5.9 million last season. Markelle Fultz's breakfast joint is Chick-fil-A! Fultz also talked in the Players' Tribune piece about how he had to trust his own "process". Adding Fultz, via a trade with the Celtics at the start of the week that shook up the order at the top of the draft, was the obvious big moment. From what I've seen of both players on tape, Fultz tends to look for his shot more than Simmons, who is ...
  • 76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers Lonzo Ball at top of NBA draft

    76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers Lonzo Ball at top of NBA draft

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    When he arrived for his workout, Fultz says the Sixers had a table filled with Chick-fil-a sandwiches waiting for him, and he respected that "they did their research". That would make him insanely unsafe down the line. But after I spent most of Thursday evening watching NBA draft coverage on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia rather than ESPN or the NBA Network, I changed my mind.
  • National Basketball Association draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson

    National Basketball Association draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson

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    The team already dealt the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in return for the No. 3 pick in this year's draft and a future pick. Boston selected Jayson Tatum (Chaminade) with the No. There were other notable trades earlier in the week before the draft began, including Atlanta sending Dwight Howard to Charlotte and the Lakers clearing cap room by shipping D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn.
  • Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

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    The Munster skipper follows Sam Warburton, Ken Owens and Alun Wyn Jones in leading the 2017 Lions in what has been billed the "4th test". Ireland back-rower O'Mahony has had to fend off 18 months of chronic knee problems before hitting enough form to force his way onto the Lions tour.
  • Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

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    A Portuguese side littered with world-class players led twice in a 2-2 draw with Mexico before beating Russian Federation 1-0. Before the final round of the group, the Mexicans divide place 1-2 with the Portuguese and look like favorites in the struggle for access to the playoffs.
  • New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream

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    All other teams are still able to advance to the semifinals, so the match day three should see a fantastic finish to the group stage. Their last match is against host nation Russian Federation, who can send Mexico packing home early if they're able to take home the three points.
  • How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the legislation would make health insurance more affordable, strengthen Medicaid and stabilize the insurance market. League of Women Voters President Chris Carson called the Senate draft "a nasty bill that will hurt millions of Americans...." "Of Louisiana's two senators, Sen.
  • Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft

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    They may have to wait two more years for Latvian center, and first-round pick, Anzejs Pasecniks . Fultz also showed that he can play off the ball and create his own shot. The Celtics had acquired the pick from the Brooklyn Nets in July 2013. Bam Adebayo was the last lottery pick; he went 14th to Miami, joining De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk in the National Basketball Association.
  • Best To Captain Lions Against Chiefs

    Best To Captain Lions Against Chiefs

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    When asked about the blocking suggestion today, Kaino said he felt the All Blacks were operating within the rules and it was for Peyper to decide if they were not. Had it been a Test match he would have played. 'We are going to have some quite lengthy debates in terms of finalising that back three. Leigh Halfpenny is continuing through return-to-play protocols after a suspected head injury but Lions assistant coach Farrell believes the Wales full-back remains on course to face New ...
  • Jordan Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship

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    With a host of players lurking behind Spieth's lead, this year's final round could be just as entertaining. "That one going in on the first was big for me", Spieth said. "It wasn't as windy, so I made birdies on three of my first four holes", Pan said. I think I've been up there playing pretty solid golf. Seiffert, who was teammates with U.S.
  • Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

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    As for Butler, he'll reunite with Tom Thibodeau and average 46 minutes per game. Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons. Tonight is the night every hoop phenom dreams about. Philadelphia forms "the big three", Lonzo Ball goes to L.A. It's the second straight year the 76ers have owned the first overall selection.
  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

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    Ball himself was spotted wearing the "Sho'Time" shortly after getting picked by the Lakers . The guys sit down and discuss what went right and what went wrong for the Lakers in Thursday's draft. Luckily, he won't be asked to do a ton offensively at first, with Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Ivica Zubac expected to get the bulk of the touches off the bench.
  • Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev II

    Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev II

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    Ward is among those people, and the fact that he rallied from a second-round knockdown to win makes him even more confident about the rematch. That doesn't mean, however, that this victory was without controversy. "I'm still having a hard time processing what I just witnessed", Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said ( via ESPN ) in a raucous postfight news conference in which she was shouted down by Ward's supporters.
  • 76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly

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    But a wonderful night for freshman wasn't great for all of them. Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons. It is his versatility that the Sixers coveted the most. However, Brooklyn traded away their picks which is why Philadelphia got to choose first. It can be done in a brand-new, gorgeous practice facility in Camden and also with players many of whom are around the same age, who possess ...
  • Jelena Ostapenko pulls off upset against Simona Halep to win French Open

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    The victor Saturday will be a first-time Grand Slam champion. Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko , who turned 20 three days ago, shocked the world when she defeated #3 seed Simona Halep , 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to win the 2017 French Open . "It is our Alona Ostapenko!" Serena Williams won her first at 17. Ranked No 47 pre-tournament, Ostapenko will climb now to No 12. From the first ball, her heavy pace and aggressive hitting had Halep on the back foot.
  • The biggest winners and losers from the NBA Draft

    The biggest winners and losers from the NBA Draft

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    Oh, and the biggest victor of all in Los Angeles is the aforementioned LaVar. Here are the notable winners and losers of the National Basketball Association draft. 47 was a very smart risk that could pay off huge down the road, if he stays healthy. CAMDEN , N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz .
  • 76ers go with Fultz, Lakers snag Ball at No. 2

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    The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. I guess that I'd say the same thing. This is a dream come true, really, just all the hard work I put in is coming to this. Ivan Rabb was projected as a sure-fire lottery pick before the 2016 draft, and wound up falling into the second round after returning to Cal for his sophomore season.
  • Russian Federation chase win in 3-wayrace for Confed Cup last 4

    Russian Federation chase win in 3-wayrace for Confed Cup last 4

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    New Zealand played on, went down the other end and almost scored, with the Mexicans urging their opponents to stop the game. "They're fifth for a reason and we'll have confidence going into that game". The hosts wanted a penalty after Yuri Zhirkov fell inside the area in the sixth minute, but he was barely touched and the referee let the play continue.