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Bulls and Timberwolves Upstage Draft With Jimmy Butler Trade

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:17:50 GMT

The Bulls made waves by sending the All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves in a trade. Chicago also got the No. 16 pick in the draft for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick.There were no big surprises among the early selections in the draft, but Chicago sent Butler, a three-time All Star, to Minnesota.

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N.B.A. Draft: Analysis of Every Pick and Trade in Round 1

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:43:08 GMT

Markelle Fultz was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.The 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the draft. Lonzo Ball went No. 2 to the Lakers. Here’s a look at the picks and trades in the first round.

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How a Golfer’s Wife Overcame Her Addiction to Alcohol

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:22:47 GMT

Billy and Brittany Horschel at One World Trade Center in New York on Wednesday. “It’s hard for me to think back to how I was,” said Brittany, a recovering alcoholic.Brittany Horschel, whose husband, Billy, plays on the PGA Tour, decided to tell her story in the hopes of helping other people, especially mothers.

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Knicks Choose Frank Ntilikina of France in the Draft, Avoiding a Dramatic Twist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:32:55 GMT

Frank Ntilikina walking to the stage at Barclays Center on Thursday after being selected eighth over all by the Knicks in the N.B.A. draft.Ntilikina, 18, was an intriguing first-round pick, but his selection was almost anticlimactic after days of speculation that the Knicks might trade Kristaps Porzingis.

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Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:26:37 GMT

Lonzo Ball, left, Markelle Fultz, front second left, and De’Aaron Fox, front second right, before the first round of the 2017 N.B.A. draft at Barclays Center.It was a life-changing night for young basketball players, for whom dressing well has become a condition of stardom.

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Stephon Marbury Stars as Himself in Chinese Hoops Biopic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:29:10 GMT

The former N.B.A. player Stephon Marbury, center, with co-stars in the movie “My Other Home” last week in Shanghai.The former N.B.A. player has become a beloved celebrity since decamping for professional basketball in China, and a sequel is in the works.

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The Hitter Can Hurl. The Hurler Can Hit. Can He Do Both in the Majors?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:24 GMT

Brendan McKay is 11-3 with a .342 batting average for Louisville.Will one of these rare double threats become baseball’s first true two-way player? Historically it just hasn’t happened. But maybe now is the time.

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Bermuda Hopes the America’s Cup Doesn’t Go Sailing Away

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:01:30 GMT

Emirates Team New Zealand, left, facing off against Oracle Team USA in the regatta’s second race.Residents, and turtles, feel the impact of the biggest international event in the archipelago’s history. One group hopes it will linger.

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In New York Soccer Rivalry, Cult Figures Outnumber Championships

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:27 GMT

The soccer pedigree of Mike Grella, right, wouldn’t qualify him as a star in Major League Soccer, but Red Bulls fans sing his praises.The Red Bulls and New York City F.C. are known for splashy signings, but their fans seem to connect with a more local kind of hero.

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Dodgers 6, Mets 3: Mets Grimace Their Way Through Fourth Straight Loss to the Dodgers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:33:07 GMT

Enrique Hernandez of the Dodgers (14) celebrated with first baseman Cody Bellinger after hitting a two-run homer against the Mets on Thursday.The past two weeks have brought new lows for the Mets, culminating in the 6-3 loss on Thursday. In four games against the Dodgers, they surrendered 24 walks and 15 home runs.

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Sports Briefing: Jordan Spieth Shoots a 63 to Lead the Travelers Championship

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:30:20 GMT

Quarterback Derek Carr, who led the Raiders to the playoffs last year, signed a five-year contract extension.Spieth had eight birdies and a bogey in his seven-under round, as he took a one-shot edge over Johnson Wagner and Brett Stegmaier.

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Angels 10, Yankees 5: Everything Falls Apart as the Yankees Resume Their Losing Ways

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:04:47 GMT

Cameron Maybin, the Angels’ center fielder, made it from first base to third in the seventh inning on a throwing error by Gary Sanchez, the Yankees’ catcher.A four-run lead for the Yankees fell apart as three errors and subpar outings from Luis Severino and Dellin Betances let the Angels score nine unanswered runs.

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Marc-Andre Fleury’s Second Act Is Illuminated by Las Vegas Lights

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:24:01 GMT

Marc-Andre Fleury, right, signing a young fan’s hat during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup victory parade on June 14.Fleury, the former No. 1 pick who won three titles with the Penguins, was the most prominent selection by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

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Pete Flynn, Mets Groundskeeper for Almost 50 Years, Dies at 79

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:49:03 GMT

Pete Flynn, then the Mets’ head groundskeeper, preparing the pitching mound at Shea Stadium before a team workout in 1981.Mr. Flynn helped tend three homes of the Mets — the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field — beginning with the club’s founding in 1962.

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‘Bizarre and Unusual’: Readers Respond to Helicopter Parenting

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:04:41 GMT

Readers responded to an article about LaVar Ball, the father of the U.C.L.A. basketball star Lonzo Ball, who has played a central role in his son’s career.We asked readers to send us their stories about being a helicopter parent, having such a parent or seeing the phenomenon play out in their workplace.

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5-Foot-3, but He Skates Above His Level

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:21:17 GMT

“It’s what I’ve grown up with, it’s what I’m used to,” Sean Dhooghe says of the skepticism that greets him on the ice. "I’ll take it as a challenge. I’ll keep going.”A stellar performance over a two-year career may be enough to put Sean Dhooghe on the radar of N.H.L. executives heading into the draft in Chicago.

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Islanders Acquire Jordan Eberle From Oilers for Ryan Strome

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:17:46 GMT

Ryan Strome, drafted fifth over all by the Islanders in 2011, played with the team for the last four seasons.Eberle, 27, a right wing, is expected to provide offensive help for the Islanders’ star center John Tavares.

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It Happens Every 12 Years: Long-Awaited Rugby Series Set to Begin

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:43:56 GMT

The British and Irish Lions lined up last Saturday in Rotorua for one of 10 rugby matches on their tour of New Zealand, which includes three Test matches against the All Blacks.The British and Irish Lions begin their Test series with mighty New Zealand on Saturday.

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N.B.A. Prospect Knows What It’s Like to Be a Pro (but in Baseball)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:30:23 GMT

Donovan Mitchell Jr., a 6-foot-3 guard, led Louisville last season with an average of 15.6 points a game.Donovan Mitchell Jr., the son of the Mets’ director of player relations, is a 6-foot-3 guard with a 6-10 wingspan, a cool nickname and a chance to be a lottery pick.

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