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Philadelphia 76ers select Markelle Fultz first in NBA draft

Willard/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The top of the NBA draft when as planned after a week of rampant speculation. With the first pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers followed the expected script and chose University of Washington point guard Markelle Fultz. The Los Angeles Lakers chose hometown boy Lonzo Ball, from UCLA, with the second pick, and Boston got their …

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Cubs demoting slugger Kyle Schwarber

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) — Just seven months after winning their first World Series in more than 100 years, the Chicago Cubs are in the midst of a rough patch, and on Thursday, they announced the demotion of one of their big sluggers. Outfielder Kyle Schwarber is being sent to Triple-A Iowa, the team said, ahead of …

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James Blake no longer threatening to sue NY after wrongful tackle

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tennis star James Blake withdrew his notice of claim against the City of New York, nearly two years after he was tackled by a plainclothes police officer who wrongly identified Blake as a suspect in a credit card fraud ring. In exchange, the city agreed to establish the “James Blake CCRB Fellowship” to investigate police misconduct. The …

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Scoreboard roundup — 6/21/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUETampa Bay 8, Cincinnati 3 AMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 6, Boston 4N.Y. Yankees 8, L.A. Angels 4Cleveland 5, Baltimore 1Toronto 7, Texas 5Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 2Houston 5, Oakland 1Seattle 7, Detroit 5 NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 2, Washington 1San Diego 3, Chicago Cubs 2St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 6, 10 InningsAtlanta 5, …

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Las Vegas Golden Knights complete roster in NHL expansion draft

vencavolrab/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ahead of their first season in the NHL, the Las Vegas Golden Knights spent Wednesday filling their roster with players from the other 29 teams in the league. As part of the league’s expansion draft, each team was able to protect nine players, leaving a total of 673 players available for the new team in Las Vegas. …

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Oakland Raiders nearing big money contract extension with Derek Carr

Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders could be close to a contract extension worth more annually than any contract ever given to a quarterback, ESPN reports. Sources tell ESPN that Carr and the Raiders are nearing a deal that would pay the third-year signal-caller about $25 million per year. The …

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Cubs’ Addison Russell’s wife filing for divorce, won’t talk domestic abuse claims with MLB

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell’s wife is filing for divorce, a law firm representing her announced on Wednesday, and Melisa Russell will not meet with Major League Baseball to discuss claims of domestic abuse. According to a report from ESPN, Beermann Pritikin Mirabell Swedlove LLP is representing Melisa Russell in the matter. …

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Pro golfer Billy Horschel and his wife open up about her battle with alcoholism

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Professional golfer Billy Horschel and his wife, Brittany Horschel, opened up about her battle with alcoholism in a joint interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America Wednesday. The 30-year-old golfer won his fourth Professional Golfers’ Association title last month at the AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament, where for the first time he briefly opened up about a …

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Marian Hossa to miss 2017-18 season due to allergy, skin condition

Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Scoring 26 goals at the age of 38, it seemed as if nothing would be able to slow Marian Hossa down. That is, until it was discovered that the three-time Stanley Cup winner and five-time All Star had been battling a skin condition due to an allergic reaction to his equiptment. As a …

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