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Many experts had Ball on their draft boards at No. 2, based on his high intensity play, his court vision and unselfish willingness to get other players involved. "I'll have another hat on that say 'I told you so'". I wouldn't have made that move if I didn't think I could use that money. If there's pressure being drafted in the lottery by a team with 16 championships, how much is that amplified when you are hand-picked by Magic Johnson himself to carry on his legacy? "With Earvin's ...
  • Liverpool Complete £36.9m Signing Of Mohamed Salah

    Liverpool Complete £36.9m Signing Of Mohamed Salah

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    Klopp will now have to figure how he wants to form his attacking line with Salah in the mix alongside Liverpool players like Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho , Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino . "His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat". I like to play here in the Premier League. "His record in Italy has been outstanding and he possesses qualities that will enhance our team and squad".
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    But while they will recognise that the Lions are gelling into a powerful unit who will not be rolled over, they will not be fearful of their attacking prowess amid continued barbs about coach Warren Gatland's approach . "We'll play that by ear and see how it goes". Farrell also spoke of the components that helped get the Lions over the line in Christchurch. The Lions will not be able to afford to miss such opportunities against the All Blacks, but at least they created some.
  • Hamilton win puts pressure on F1 drivers' leader

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    Meanwhile, his team mate, Valtteri Bottas , secured the second spot on the podium , bringing home Mercedes' first 1-2 finish of the season. Charging from the back of the field after a first-lap incident with Max Verstappen sent him to the pits for a new front wing for his vehicle to finish fourth was points-leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari .
  • South Africa coach flies home after mother's vehicle accident

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    JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers's steady stand of 39: Although there were hardly any big partnerships in the South African innings, opener Smuts, along with skipper AB de Villiers , did manage to put up the maximum runs on the board, as they together contributed to a 39-run stand for the third wicket.
  • Real Madrid back's star player Ronaldo over Tax evasion

    Real Madrid back's star player Ronaldo over Tax evasion

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    The statement said Ronaldo used what it deems a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office ". It is claimed that Ronaldo didn't declare income of £25m related to image rights. In 2016, Barcelona's Lionel Messi , who for the last decade has vied with Ronaldo for the title of world's best footballer, was fined $2.3 million for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities.
  • Korea President: Trump and I Have Common Goal

    Korea President: Trump and I Have Common Goal

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    North Korea has tested a rocket engine that the USA believes could be part of its programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, United States officials said. "The result is the reality you see today - North Korea continuing to advance its nuclear and missile program". The protest came as President Moon Jae-in and his U.S.
  • 250-plus score good for the game, feels Mithali Raj

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    Three-times champions England , who've won the previous two World Cups staged in their own country, were eventually bowled out for 246. Openers Smriti Mandhana (90) and Punam Raut (86) took advantage of some poor England bowling, before Mithali Raj (71) lifted India to 281-3.
  • Castroneves leads Penske march at Road America qualifying

    Castroneves leads Penske march at Road America qualifying

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    His vehicle had a fuel pressure problem during the morning practice, and he got only a single lap to do a systems check and never got up to full speed. Reigning champion Simon Pagenaud will be his closest pursuer, while everyone else within striking distance needs to the favorites to falter leading into the double points championship finale at Sonoma Raceway.
  • Pacquiao in confident mood ahead of Horn fight

    Pacquiao in confident mood ahead of Horn fight

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    Pacquiao will be hoping to put on an impressive display during the bout, as he bids to prove to the world that he is still the force he once was in the ring, although he has not stopped an opponent since his triumph over Miguel Cotto in 2009.
  • Here's Johnny ... Maroons shining star seals win

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    The four playmaking stars who have punctuated a decade of dominance for Queensland reunited at ANZ Stadium to somehow conjure a remarkable, come-from-behind 18-16 win to square the Origin series. "Mate I didn't know what you were doing then, you pass him the ball, he scores". Slater is yet to commit to playing beyond this year given his torturous road back to the top, potentially paving the way for 2017 to be the last Origin series for him, Johnathan Thurston and Storm teammate Cooper ...
  • Fleury picked up by Vegas in Wednesday's expansion draft

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    Or that Vadim Shipachyov, a free agent pick-up from Russian Federation, will be able to jump right into the league and centre the top line. Seven of the 31 picks in Friday's first round were WHL players. Who knows where the opportunity could eventually lead, whether it's in Las Vegas or elsewhere? Of course, so did David Clarkson. The 29-year-old from Whitby, Ont., has 238 goals and 213 assists in 632 career National Hockey League games over nine seasons split between Nashville, ...