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Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, launching an infusion of talented youth into the league. Read More

 

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Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Christian Coleman displayed the kind of speed that helped him clock the fastest time of the year when he led 100 meters qualifying at the U.S. national championships on Thursday as 35-year-old Justin Gatlin kept pace with the youngsters. More »

 

Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention. More »

 

Tennis: Azarenka's return cut short in Mallorca

(Reuters) - Former world number one Victoria Azarenka's return from maternity leave was cut short by young Croatian Ana Konjuh at the Mallorca Open on Thursday. More »

 

Raiders QB Carr signs five-year deal reportedly worth $125 million

While Carr did not divulge the terms of the deal, multiple outlets reported that it was a five-year, $125 million contract. Should that be the case, it would make the two-time Pro Bowl selection the highest-paid player in the league in terms of new money average. More »

 

Olympics: NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday. More »

 

Boston to rename street after retired slugger Ortiz

The Boston mayor's office declared that a street near Fenway Park will be renamed David Ortiz Drive. It is currently known as Yawkey Way Extension. More »

 

Spieth returns to form and grabs Connecticut lead

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth put an emphatic end to his putting woes during an impressive Travelers Championship debut on Thursday, grabbing a one-shot lead after the first round in Cromwell, Connecticut. More »

 

IOC's Bach to meet President Trump at White House

BERLIN (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, a source within the Olympic movement told Reuters, as Los Angeles bids against Paris to host the 2024 summer Games. More »

 

Sky name formidable line-up to support Froome on Tour

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome will have the benefit of a formidable Team Sky support crew as the Briton seeks a fourth Tour de France victory next month. More »

 

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