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Timberwolves acquire All-Star Butler from Bulls

Paxson said they were seeking certainty in a rebuild and that the return for Butler ( Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn , moving up for Lauri Markkanen ) presented that. He noted playing for Chicago Bulls made him happy as he grew up cheering for that team . After a disappointing first season overseeing the operation, Thibodeau grabbed a fully grown pit bull to toughen the team up.


Sixers make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick

Sixers make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall pick

DULL DRAFT: Neither Golden State nor Cleveland, who met in the NBA Finals, has a pick in the two-round draft. "We don't need that attention", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said. "I think that, in this kind of position-less league, those guys are really valuable", Stevens said. THEIR TIME TO SHINE: With so much trade speculation about All-Stars such as Paul George and Jimmy Butler, there hasn't been as much focus as usual leading into Thursday on the players who are in the draft.


Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Although the Lakers have been his family's team since before he could walk, Ball said he hasn't been to many games in person: "My dad didn't like the seats, because I guess they were too small for him". The team believes Serge Ibaka will re-sign, which makes Jonas Valanciunas expendable if value can be attained. "But Lonzo's the one playing basketball".


Joey Gallo hits inside-the-park home run against Blue Jays

Joey Gallo hits inside-the-park home run against Blue Jays

Right-hander Marcus Stroman (7-3, 3.15 ERA) takes the ball in the final game of the series Thursday. Gomez has five homers in his six games since returning from the disabled list last week after missing a month with a right hamstring strain.


McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players

McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players

There's another club that has interest in this player. The Predators elected to protect a fourth defenseman that exposed Neal, a nine-time 20-goal-scorer, including 23 this past season. "That's just a way to make it easier so they would have more flexibility heading down the stretch, not having to worry about me, having to force a trade or something", Fleury said last week.



Man Utd boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

United manager Jose Mourinho has no time for that. The statement also said Mourinho had "paid more than €26m in taxes [to the Spanish government], with an average tax rate of over 41%" during the three years until May 2013 and that he also "entered into a settlement agreement" with the Spanish tax authorities after a change of rules in 2015.