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Washington's Markelle Fultz, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 23, 2017 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago Bulls...
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From left, Markelle Fultz, De'Aaron Fox and Donovan Mitchell gather with other draft prospects on stage for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 22, 2017 - 10:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 10:25 So much for staying in school. More than two dozen picks into Thursday night's NBA draft and not one senior has been selected. It could last a bit longer. Derrick White (Colorado), Wesley Iwundu (Kansas State) and...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (21) is fouled by Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago. Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 22, 2017 - 10:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on. The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick as the Wolves try to...
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Wake Forest's John Collins walks up to the stage after being selected by the Atlanta Hawks as the 19th pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Looking to bolster its front court after dumping Dwight Howard and facing the possible loss of Paul Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Wake Forest power forward John Collins with the No. 19 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10 Collins was the Atlantic Coast Conference's most improved...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. The people spoke to The AP...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2014 photo, Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups watches from the sideline during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet offered Billups a role in their front office. Billups and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert met for two days this week to discuss a position, but the talks did not lead to a formal offer, the people said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 22, 2017 - 7:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An interesting, confusing, upsetting week for the Cavaliers hasn't settled down. Instead of closing the gap over the past few days on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland has been trying to fill a significant hole. Owner Dan Gilbert's search to replace general manager...
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Washington's Markelle Fultz, wearing basketball-themed shoes, poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 22, 2017 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 6:55 p.m. To say Markelle Fultz had a bounce to his step isn't such an understatement. Fultz is the all-but-certain first pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and wore shoes made of — what else? — basketballs to Barclays...
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Texas Rangers' Carlos Gomez points skyward as he approaches the plate celebrating his two-run home run that came off a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Cesar Valdez in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The homer, Gomez' second of the game, scored Adrian Beltre. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
June 22, 2017 - 5:29 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Gomez homered twice to drive in five runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series. Mike Napoli and Robinson Chirinos also homered for the Rangers off Marcus Stroman (7-4). Gomez has five homers in his six...
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Retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz addresses a gathering, where part of Yawkey Way was renamed David Ortiz Drive, Thursday, June 22, 2017, outside Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz's No. 34 will be retired in a ceremony prior to Friday night's game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 22, 2017 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ted Williams waited 24 years after his last at-bat before the Boston Red Sox hung his No. 9 from the Fenway Park facade. Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin waited 37 years, and Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice 20. David Ortiz's No. 34 will join the others Friday night — 265 days after he walked off...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs with teammates in the dugout after hitting a double for his 2,000th career hit, in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox prepare to honor Ortiz, retiring the No. 34 worn by "Big Papi" when he led the once-cursed franchise to three World Series titles. The ceremony is Friday night, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 22, 2017 - 4:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston has renamed a street in honor of retired Red Sox player David Ortiz. Mayor Marty Walsh called the man known as Big Papi a "legend on and off the field" at the ceremony Thursday to rename the street formerly known as Yawkey Way Extension, near Fenway Park to David Ortiz Drive...
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