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76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

NEW YORK – Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Jazz

DENVER – The Nuggets selected Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell with the No. 13 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night but he won’t be suiting up for Denver. The Utah Jazz traded the No. 24 pick and...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Spurs select Colorado’s Derrick White in NBA draft’s first round

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs selected guard Derrick White of Colorado with the No. 29 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. The 6-foot-5 combo guard averaged 18.3 points in his lone with...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Diamondbacks use homers from Goldschmidt, Owings to rout Rockies

DENVER – Zack Godley got off to a rough start, quickly recovered and turned in a gem for the surging Arizona Diamondbacks. Godley shook off a leadoff home run to throw well into the eighth inning,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL considering penalty for failed challenge for offside

CHICAGO – The NHL is considering issuing a minor penalty for a failed coach’s challenge for offside. The penalty would be instead of losing a timeout for a failed challenge under the current rules....

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

CHICAGO – The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights. In the wake of Vegas’ expansion draft, New Jersey is...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Mike Vick, Steve Smith, Justin Forsett ready for NFL retirement

Life after football hits some NFL players harder than others. Michael Vick, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different ways. Vick, the dynamic four-time Pro...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Cubs send struggling Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

MIAMI – The Chicago Cubs are hoping a stint in the minors will help Kyle Schwarber find his swing again. The 24-year-old Schwarber was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, giving the slumping...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Cavaliers, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern

CLEVELAND – An interesting, confusing, upsetting week for the Cavaliers hasn’t settled down. Instead of closing the gap over the past few days on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland has...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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After Giro crash, Thomas back to support Froome in Tour de France

PARIS – Chris Froome will have support rider Geraint Thomas alongside him again as he pursues a fourth Tour de France title in five years. Thomas opened the year aiming for victory in the Giro...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blackhawks unsure how they’ll address Marian Hossa’s absence

CHICAGO – Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time. They aren’t exactly sure what they are going to do without him. Hossa plans to sit out next season...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Historic 4th inning helps Arizona rout Rockies

DENVER — Taijuan Walker pitched six solid innings and slapped an RBI single during Arizona’s biggest inning ever on the road — a 10-run fourth — and the Diamondbacks went on to beat the Colorado...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports