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After demolishing New Zealand , Portugal progressed as Group A winners and will face the runners-up in Group B - likely Germany or Chile - next Wednesday in Kazan for a place in the July 2 final. Nani completed the scoring with his 25th global goal. The hosts took an early lead, but were outplayed from the 30th minute on, with El Tri capturing a 2-1 victory.
  • NBA Draft: Winners and steals

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    We are just moments away from commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft . Brown said Simmons and Fultz, who will play in the summer league, could work well together in the backcourt, no matter which player is the ballhandler.
  • Warriors pick up No. 38 pick Jordan Bell in deal with Bulls

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    The Cavs seem to be going backward. First, LeBron James was believed to be interested in signing with the Los Angeles Lakers . I am talking about this move today, just under a year after, because as Free Agency starts up, I begin to question its importance to the rest of the National Basketball Association, other than the only two teams (San Antonio and Cleveland) that have slight chance at beating this overpowered team (Golden State) does it really matter? While we had discussions ...
  • The Highlights of the 2017 NBA Draft

    The Highlights of the 2017 NBA Draft

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    It was the shock heard round the world when the Los Angeles Lakers suddenly made a decision to trade PG D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets just before the NBA Draft. "If I can come halfway short, you know it'll be good". "I'm happy to be home", Ball said. "He obviously loves him, and that's what you want out of a father, so I'm not overly concerned with that".
  • Kevin Durant has last laugh with ring-topped cupcake hat

    Kevin Durant has last laugh with ring-topped cupcake hat

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    The cupcake jab became an ongoing gag, as Thunder fans created tons of merchandise featuring the treat to slight Durant. As I said above, it looks like Durant got the last laugh as I'm sure this whole cupcake thing will be going away now.
  • Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team

    Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team

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    The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. He did not make the varsity at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md. Los Angeles, under new basketball operations chief Earvin "Magic" Johnson , paved the way for a return to their "Showtime" flair by trading young point guard D'Angelo Russell and taking dazzling backcourtman Lonzo Ball of UCLA with the second pick.
  • By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

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    If Fultz doesn't want to head back into the city right after practice, there are also two Chick-fil-A locations in Cherry Hill, N.J., just down Routes 38 and 70 from the Sixers practice facility in Camden. First, Simmons and Embiid need to be healthy. Simmons missed his rookie season with a broken foot. "He plays with reckless abandon and some of that has got to be controlled", Colangelo said.
  • Kings Trading Down From No. 10 Draft Pick 'Is In Play'

    Kings Trading Down From No. 10 Draft Pick 'Is In Play'

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    However, Collins will need to add strength to bang with big men down low, and he may have some issues guarding quicker small-ball 4s. Collins (7-0, 230) posted averages of 10.0 points (65.2% FG, 47.6% 3-PT, 74.3% FT), 5.9 rebounds and 1.77 blocks in his lone season at Gonzaga .
  • Indians in ICC CT Team, Sarfraz is skipper

    Indians in ICC CT Team, Sarfraz is skipper

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    The police said that the similar complaints had been received from the village, which is located close to the Maharashtra border, in the past during India-Pakistan cricket encounters. He appreciated collective team efforts for the scintillating win, adding that Pakistan Young guns proved their mettle. This was the first time when India and Pakistan were playing against each other in a 50-over ICC final.
  • Manchester United increase Morata offer

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    It is understood Morata has agreed in principle to the terms that will be offered to him at United and the transfer is now in the hands of the two clubs. The Spain worldwide, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United among others, scored 19 goals in all competitions for Madrid last term, but made just 14 starts in La Liga and played only five minutes across the club's Champions League semifinal and final encounters.
  • PSG's Di Mara fined for tax fraud by Spanish authorities

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    The forward, who played a key role in captaining Selecao to Euro 2016 glory, plans to discuss both off-the-field issues once the tournament finishes. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are the most likely suitors for Ronaldo if he does follow through on his plans to leave Spain , with any deal likely to cost in excess of £200 million.