- 2018-06-22 11:40:05Z
Well, this was inevitable.
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Stephen Colbert tore into first lady Melania Trump on Thursday for managing to
Reactions to the death of conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer.
The 2018 NBA draft is in the books. From Deandre Ayton to Omari Spellman, SI's draft analyst Jeremy Woo examines each selection and breaks down each team's logic. In my eyes, Ayton has been the top prospect in this draft dating back to October, and his clean fit in Phoenix, freakish athletic traits and developing skill level make him more than worthy for this selection.
Complete results from the 2018 NBA Draft are posted below. Scroll down to see the details of each in-draft trade. For instant analysis of every player picked, refresh Rotoworld's NBA Player News page. Round 1 1. Phoenix Suns 2. Sacramento Kings 3. Atlanta
"I think Danny Ainge might have been the first guy I talked to about Donte," he said. Wright went along to explain that the Celtics questioned DiVincenzo's defensive ability, but that they really liked him nonetheless.
Big Cass's unexpected release from WWE was due, in large part, to personal conduct issues. Multiple sources told Sports Illustrated that Cass was drinking the majority of the European tour and had attitude issues when drunk. Being intoxicated in public is one of the underlying reasons the WWE office was down on Cass.
"The NBA gave me my depression," Robinson says. Robinson, who's 34 and two seasons removed from the NBA, is trying to return to the league. This anecdote also speaks to how Larry Brown, once a great coach, is too old-fashioned in his thinking.
The first day we're going to get a hint of LeBron James' plan this summer is June 29 - that's the date he has to opt into, or out of, the $35.6 million on his contract for next season. Opt-in and that means either he's staying with the Cavaliers or there has been an arrangement made to trade him (likely to Houston). Opt- out and he becomes a free agent on July 1 - he could re-sign with the Cavaliers, or he could sign anywhere else for next season.
According to a published report, the Sacramento Kings have declined an offer from the Los Angeles Clippers to move out of the No. 2 overall selection in exchange for the No. 12 and No. 13 picks in Thursday's draft. It's unclear if there were players or future considerations included in the reported offer, but Sacramento is more than happy with the second overall pick in the draft. It would take a much better offer than two late-lottery selection to get them to budge, and even then, they may not be willing to move the pick.
A year after the Browns thrust then-rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer into a Week One starting role, the Browns appear intent to do the opposite, keeping quarterback Baker Mayfield on ice for as long as possible. If that's the plan, Mayfield is making it easier to implement. Of course, Mayfield has a habit of taking over quickly, like he did as a walk on at Texas Tech and then as a transfer at Oklahoma.
Esteemed coach Pete Cowen believes Phil Mickelson was making a statement to U.S. Open organisers and saying, "Don't make us look stupid" with his controversial antics at an "outrageous" Shinnecock Hills course on Saturday. Conditions at the Long Island course were described as unplayable, with dubious pin positions on moving day and Cowen - who works with back-to-back U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka - said Mickelson was making a point to the United States Golf Association. The Englishman told Omnisport: "He was making a statement that, 'This is ridiculous and I'm going to show you how ridiculous this is'.
Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants the Spurs to trade him, ideally to the Lakers or Clippers. Leonard has some leverage in that he can tell any non-L.A. team that he has no interest in signing an extension after his current deal expires in a year, and that may end up diminishing the value of offers Eastern Conference teams are willing to make. The Spurs are a well-run organization that will manage this crisis as effectively as possible.
Brooks Koepka became the first player in nearly three decades to defend his U.S. Open title, besting Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke for the championship at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday. Unfortunately for Koepka and the USGA, the event will likely be remembered for what transpired Saturday. Phil Mickelson curiously swatted a moving ball, leading some to call for the USGA to disqualify Mickelson for a breach of conduct.
When the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League signed 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and NFL bust Johnny Manziel, it came with no promise of playing time. In the Tiger-Cats' first regular-season game on Saturday night, that was on full display. Coach June Jones said last month that Manziel, who was released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016, faced a tall order if he was going to supplant starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.
The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters in Afghanistan to avoid gatherings of security forces and civilians, a day after a suicide bomber killed 25 people including members of the militant group celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire. It was the first formal nationwide ceasefire since the 2001 US invasion and the display of jubilation and unity has fuelled hopes among war-weary Afghans that peace is possible. The attack on a crowd celebrating the truce in Rodat district also wounded 54 people and was blamed by officials on the Islamic State group.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shootings of two Kansas sheriff's deputies by an inmate they were transporting (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House.
The 2018 NBA Draft is now less than a week away, and with that the rumor mill will pick up even more speed. The biggest storyline at this stage is the health of former Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr., a projected lottery pick who appeared in just three games this past season due to a back injury. Porter's status will be the biggest wild card in the draft lottery, as an impressive workout - and medical evaluation - could have a significant impact on teams' draft boards.
The tainted cereal has caused 60 illnesses in 30 states.
Back in April 2012, the relationship between Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and star player Dwight Howard was strained (to put it kindly). Then one day before a game, Van Gundy drank his Diet Pepsi in a media session and told everyone Howard went to management and asked for the coach to be fired - then Howard walked into the session, not knowing what had been said, and gave Van Gundy a hug and said everything was fine. "The first question is like 'Dwight, they said you wanted to get Stan fired.' I was like 'Oh, my God,' " Howard recalled.
• The Arizona Coyotes acquired Hudson Fasching from the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. • Speaking of the Sabres, the Buffalo News took a deeper look at Phil Housley's first year as head coach. • It doesn't sound like the Philadelphia Flyers will take a run at John Tavares or John Carlson in free agency, but Paul Stastny could be an intriguing fit for them .
The Raptors fired Dwane Casey after a largely successful tenure and promoted his assistant, Nick Nurse, to head coach. Casey landed on his feet, becoming the Pistons' head coach and drawing a hefty salary. "No love lost between 'em," said one basketball lifer who would know, speaking of Casey and Nurse.
The Buffalo Sabres acquired defenseman Brandon Hickey and forward Mike Sislo from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Hudson Fasching on Thursday. In a separate move, the Sabres signed 19-year-old Finnish goaltender Ukko-Pekko Luukkonen to a three-year, entry-level contract. Hickey, 22, has yet to make his NHL debut and is coming off his senior year as captain at Boston University.
Do you remember Kevin Durant's performance in Game 1 of the Finals?He did score 26 points and racked up nine rebounds and six assists.[LISTEN: Warriors Outsiders Podcast: Bob Myers addresses Kevin Durant contract jokes from parade]But he went 8-for-22
A lot has been made, and will continue to be made, about Kyrie Irving's vague response to questions about his long-term future with the Celtics. The star point guard said, "Contractually, financially, [an extension] just doesn't make any sense," when asked about potentially signing an extension with the Celtics this summer (Irving would make approximately $80 million more if he opted out of his contract and re-signed with the Celtics next summer). A lot has also been made, and will continue to be made, about Irving's vague response to questions about his opinion on the shape of the Earth.
Larry Brown has moved from job to job - coaching Davidson, Carolina Cougars, Denver Nuggets, UCLA, New Jersey Nets, Kansas, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has strongly defended President Donald Trump's
Zhaire Smith is a pick about potential. The Texas Tech swingman is exactly what NBA teams want in that spot on paper. Smith is one of the better athletes in the draft, is long (6'11" wingspan) and uses that well on defense. On the offensive end he's
The 76ers are trying to separate themselves from former team president Bryan Colangelo, who resigned last week in the aftermath of his wife admitting to running multiple burner Twitter accounts that advanced a pro-Colangelo message and ripped many other people (including current Philadelphia players). Beyond the lingering stench of the Twitter scandal, he made a franchise-altering move last summer. Under Colangelo, Philadelphia traded the No. 3 pick and a valuable future first-rounder to move up to the No. 1 pick and get Markelle Fultz.
Paul George is a close second - and there have been rumors for the better part of a year the Lakers have plans to try to land both of them. If not both, the Lakers are going to go hard after George, the All-Star two-way player who considers Los Angeles his hometown. The Lakers could strike out there, too.
Not only does Charles Barkley not think LeBron James is coming to Philly, he's sick of talking about it. "I'm not gonna let this dude hijack my life," Barkley said as a guest on The Mike Missanelli Show Tuesday. Say it louder, Charles.
LeBron James, according to former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, corrected a Toronto player on how to run a Raptors play during the fourth quarter of a playoff game. Toronto fired Dwane Casey and replaced him with assistant coach Nick Nurse, and many people believe LeBron is responsible for the change. LeBron's Cavs swept the Raptors the last two years in the second round.
'They were pouring Cristal into the flower pots.' In 2010, some Cowboys veterans looked to teach upstart rookie Dez Bryant a lesson at the offense's traditional dinner. Kobe steaks as big as your head, shots of Louis XIII Rare Cask (at $1700 a pop) and the best wines in Texas-when the dust settled, the
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After losing in the Western Conference Final to the Nashville Predators in 2017, many expected the Anaheim Ducks to go on another run this year. The Ducks had an up-and-down regular season, but did enough to finish second in the Pacific Division. When looking at the Ducks roster, the first name that jumps out as a possible trade candidate is Corey Perry.
The NBA free agency season is coming up in a few weeks and the market is abuzz with questions about where LeBron James will land. According to the latest odds, the Lakers are favored for James to pick. The Lakers top the list from Bovada with 7/4 odds
It appears the Bryan Colangelo saga didn't help the Sixers odds to win the NBA Championship next season.But it didn't really hurt them all that much either as the team looks for its next GM.After being tied with the Rockets for the second-best odds just
The NHL Draft, like any other selection process for a pro sports league, is about players rising and falling in the weeks leading up to draft weekend. Some players were already on the bubble between the first and the second round and testing at the NHL scouting combine might have been the final bit of information that cinched their status. Others, such as defenseman Evan Bouchard, have improved their standing while performing excellently for a junior team on its run to the Memorial Cup Final and have perhaps hopped over some of the smaller, flashier D-men that are also expected to be taken in the first round.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers starter Walker Buehler has been pulled from a start with rib soreness, another blow to an injury-depleted Los Angeles pitching staff.The Dodgers announced Buehler's injury Friday night. Buehler was perfect through four innings
Maybe it will be just an odd footnote in NBA history. The engine of the NBA's first true dynasty of this decade, Stephen Curry, has yet to win a Finals MVP award. Curry's four-year run beginning in 2014 has been one of the best stretches for any NBA superstar, and while he has two regular-season MVP awards to show for it, he continues to get shut out on the league's biggest stage.
(Reuters) - List of National Basketball Association champions (best-of-seven series: 2018 - Golden State Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 2017 - Golden State Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 2016 - Cleveland Cavaliers def. Golden State Warriors 4-3 2015 - Golden State Warriors def. Cleveland
Curry told Durant he didn't care who'd be the face of the Warriors, who'd receive more recognition, who'd sell more shoes. Curry said he just wanted to win titles and that Durant would help. It was great because Durant posted 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists - a trio of marks nobody had ever hit in an NBA Finals game during the modern-postseason era (since the NBA adopted a 16-team playoff in 1984).
Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 43 points, including a long clinching 3-pointer, Stephen Curry ended a nightmarish night with five straight to give Golden State the lead for good, and the Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 110-102 victory over Cleveland. "The shot clock was running down, I was pretty far out, I just wanted to get a look," Durant said of his long 3-pointer. Curry shot just 3 for 16 but he made a layup with the Warriors down one and followed with his only 3-pointer of the game for a four-point lead with a little more than 2 ½ minutes remaining.
Maria Sharapova hit back at Serena Williams's accusations that the Russian's autobiography was "100 percent hearsay", insisting Wednesday that controversial references to her arch-rival are accurate. "When you're writing an autobiography, I don't think there is any reason to write anything that's not true," said Sharapova after being knocked out of Roland Garros by Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals. Sharapova and Williams were due to clash in the fourth round on Monday but the American pulled out at the last minute of their eagerly-awaited grudge match with injury.
Miguel Andujar first got manager Aaron Boone's attention at spring training. Two months into his rookie season, Andujar's impressive hitting is getting attention all around the major leagues. Andujar hit his first career grand slam, CC Sabathia pitched seven innings to snap a five-start winless streak and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Mychal Thompson, former NBA player and father of Warriors guard Klay Thompson, appeared on radio on Tuesday and revealed that his son likely will not sign a contract extension with Golden State this summer. While speaking on 95.7 The Game, Thompson said that while Klay loves Golden State, contract negotiations are likely to continue. "Klay definitely wants to play his whole career in Golden State and the Bay Area -- there's no question about that," Mychal said.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield played with some good players at Oklahoma, but no one like Josh Gordon. Mayfield told Andrew Gribble of the Browns' website that throwing to Gordon during Organized Team Activities has been a unique experience. "I've never seen anybody like him," Mayfield said. Gordon
As president of the NBA Players' Union, Chris Paul has advised and pushed players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo not to take less than the max. He and LeBron James have told players that the owners make plenty of money on these teams, don't cut them a break by taking less than the maximum a player is worth. With that as a background, I'm not sure where the fantasy among some Rockets fans that Paul would take a discount came from, but it was never going to happen. The best the Rockets could hope for is he would be willing to do a team option on the last year of a new deal, when he would be 37 years old and making well over $40 million, but that was unlikely.