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Bryce Alford came to the defense of former UCLA teammate Lonzo Ball as he prepared for the NBA draft. The guard discussed Ball and his father LaVar on Monday, via Bill Oram of the Southern California News Group: Alford was a senior this past season alongside the freshman Ball, helping the Bruins post a 31-5 record and reach the Sweet 16. Ball has received extra attention during the pre-draft process thanks in part to the antics of his father. "I don't think he falls past 2, but it's a concern in the back of everyone's mind," an Eastern Conference executive told Marc Berman of the New York Post . "The team will have to sit down with Lonzo and LaVar to set the groundwork. It will be interesting." On the court, Ball is one of the most talented prospects in the 2017 class, with the ability to run an offense and create for others. Off the court, his father's actions have raised questions, but Alford was willing to vouch for his former teammate.
Mashable
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Striking out always sucks. Striking out like Josh Fuentes, however, is just straight-up embarrassing. Batting for the Hartford Yard Goats (yes, that's a real team) on Friday night against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (also real) in a minor league game, Fuentes watched the ball slip out of the pitcher's hand. SEE ALSO: This outstanding play is already Major League Baseball's catch of the year Then, for some reason, he swingsand is called out by the umpire. Ouch. The way he slumps over at the end is all of us after doing something stupid. Even worse, that was in the eighth inning, and it was a close game. The Rumble Ponies ended up winning the Double-A contest 5-4, so that was a pretty costly error. Read more... More about Baseball , Bloopers , and Entertainment
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"I definitely have them high on my list, but before I make any decision I want to investigate every option I have, and visit every school that I'm interested in. I don't have a certain time to make my choice, and that will come when I know I've found the right school." Michigan State was one of several top programs in pursuit of Dowell, as Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa and Michigan were also among those that showed interest, per Scout.com . Dowell has shown versatility in high school and an ability to play multiple positions, but he believes his skill set is well-suited for the secondary, according to Greene : "My best position is a defensive back, either safety or cornerback. I have good ball skills, and I can come down and make hits on ball-carriers." At 6'0" and 195 pounds, Dowell could benefit from adding some muscle to become even stronger against the run, but he is already solid in that regard.
Bleacher Report
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Lonzo Ball and the other top prospects in the 2017 NBA draft command where the attention goes and what storylines shape the event itself. It's not often fringe players receive the same attentionbut it's a worthwhile endeavor. Look at last year for a brief example. A guy by the name of Malcolm Brogdon out of Virginia classified in this manner and slipped to pick No. 36. He landed with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he went on to average 26.4 minutes per game and contribute 10.4 points and 4.2 assists on 45.7 percent shooting from the floor. Not every fringe player finds as much success, of course, but he's a good example of what such a player can quickly become while those drafted above him do little. Here's a look at a fresh mock and a few of these fringe opening-round candidates to keep in mind. 2017 NBA Mock Draft Fringe 1st-Round Prospects to Watch Jordan Bell , F, Oregon Typically the difference between a player drafted in the top 10 and one flirting with the first round at all is upside.
Western Morning News
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When David Wheeler superbly chipped the ball over Sam Slocombe late on during the first half of Exeter City's play-off final against Blackpool, we looked well set for a successful Exeter double of London.The Chiefs had already taken another giant stride forward on their magical journey by winning the Premiership for the first time and City had pulled themselves back into the contest against the Seasiders after conceding an early goal.As it was, Wheeler's sublime finish was the highlight of the...
Nottingham Evening Post
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England failed their final Champions Trophy audition as they fell to a seven-wicket defeat to South Africa after a frenetic top-order collapse at Lord's.Jonny Bairstow helped to spare the embarrassment marginally, but unsurprisingly there proved no way back into the match after England crashed to 20 for six in the first five overs - the worst ever start to a one-day international fixture, with Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales managing just a solitary run.They were subsequently bowled out for 153 in...
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Bleacher Report
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In five fewer field-goal attempts a night, Thompson is averaging 14.4 points while shooting 36.4 percent from deep. In the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, the 27-year-old put up just 11 points on 32.7 percent shooting from the field with a mark of 36.8 percent from three-point land. So, what's going on with Thompson, already one of the greatest marksmen in basketball history? Bleacher Report's Eric Malinowski tried to find out. "I feel like I'm playing well on both sides of the ball," Thompson told Malinowski last week. "Obviously, you want the shot to go in more frequently, but that's basketball. Due for a few big games or whatever. But you can't get caught up in percentages, especially when you're winning. Just got to make winning plays and play hard and everything else will take care of itself." The peculiar part of Thompson's struggles is that Golden State hasn't missed a beat.
Daily Mail - Home
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The ballgirl quickly jumped into action when she saw the ball heading her way at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday as the man behind her prepared to scoop up the same ball.
The Guardian - Network Front
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Fears about City firms leaving and wariness about appearing too London-centric are undermining consensus on £32m project A year ago, the progress of Crossrail 2 seemed assured. A political consensus was forming that a second mass-transit line across London should be built from north to south, its urgency underpinned by the verdict of the new National Infrastructure Commission that this was the most important single project for Britain, and work needed to start now. The then chancellor duly doled out £80m to get the ball rolling, expecting a hybrid bill in the same parliament. Now, with its champions out of the door after the EU referendum, the project’s prospects look bleak. While City firms discuss relocating offices and staff, any assumption that higher business rates and commuter revenues will pay the £32bn construction bill is on shakier ground. Continue reading...
France 24
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"Sharjeel played both the balls on merit and he played forceful shots on both and one (stroke) could have resulted in a single. Had he wanted to play a dot ball he would have either left it or played with a dead bat." Yousuf called for officials to present more proof, "or else don't make fun of players". Islamabad United coach Dean Jones, a former Australian batsman, also defended Sharjeel last week, saying the two balls were not suspicious from a cricketing perspective. Spot-fixing involves attempts to determine the outcome of a specific part of a match rather than the overall result, and is therefore harder to detect than match-fixing. Bowlers Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz, who also featured in the second edition of the Twenty20 tournament, have so far been suspended for failing to report offers to fix. The fate of batsmen Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hasan has yet to be decided.
Sky News
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care, about Brexit, and about security and whether she dropped the ball as Home Secretary over security by making too many cuts to the police. The Jeremy Corbyn, he is more comfortable talking to people and getting out and about. He.
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to Rabada, and Jos Buttler made just 4 before he became Rabada's third wicket of the morning. And the very next ball Adil Rashid was out to Rabada. Faf Du Plessis with the catch again
The Guardian - Network Front
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The match ball for the 2017 Portuguese Cup final was delivered to the referee by a man on a drone. The man rode the spider-like drone around 70 metres in driving rain before landing by the match official near the halfway line and handing the ball over. Benfica won the game 2-1, beating Vitória de Guimarães and completing their 11th league and cup double. Continue reading...
Politico
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The mid-year resignation rate for DCPS was higher than for some other urban school systems The Post checked. In the D.C. system, 184 of about 4,000 teachers -- nearly 5 percent -- quit from September to mid-May. That was a 44 percent increase over the 128 teachers who left in the 2013-2014 school year.” http://wapo.st/2qyK8Gb MOLLY BALL reviews Al Franken’s “Giant of the Senate” for the NYT http://nyti.ms/2qrJsXM PLAYBOOKERSVACATION PIXJosh and Melissa Sharp spent the week leading into Memorial Day touring the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle. Pics http://bit.ly/2qrHXIY ... http://bit.ly/2qrve9r ... http://bit.ly/2reQkqG … A Playbooker in Monaco attending yesterday’s Grand Prix sends a shot of German Sebastian Vettel’s car in the lead driving for Ferrari, which won for the first time in 16 years http://bit.ly/2qrvmpr .
Futurism
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For each word, the researchers used the corresponding brain activity pattern to train a type of software called a classifier. In this way, for each patient the classifier eventually learned what types of brain activity preceded successfully remembering a word, and what predicted failed recall. Using this method, the scientist objectively classified a “foggybrain state as the pattern of brain activity that preceded an inability to remember the word, while the pattern of activity common before successfully recalling is characteristic of being on the ball. Next, in the quarter of patients for whom the classifier performed above chance, the researchers zapped their brains as they memorized and recalled a new list of words. As a control, they also measured memory performance without any stimulation, and the patients were asked whether they could tell when the electrodes were on (they couldnt).
Sky News
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Things got worse when Alex Hales went for two to Rabada andJos Buttler made just four before he became Rabada's third wicket of the morning. And the very next ball, Adil Rashid was out to Rabada
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launch where they will back on what they had written in a couple of days. She may be asked about security following the events in Manchester and their internal investigation being carried out by security services as to whether MI5 may have dropped the ball when they came.
Bleacher Report
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com reporter A. Sherrod Blakely , Ainge will take aim at landing a game-changer in the frontcourt. Sources point to Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin . However, indicated in the report, there are expectations that both players will re-sign with their 2016 squads, the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively. Now we can reopen talks about Carmelo Anthony , who's at odds with Jackson in New York. Paul George may also look to win outside of Indiana. Meanwhile, there's still uncertainty surrounding Jimmy Butler's future with the Chicago Bulls. For the Celtics, assume all options remain viable until clubs lock up their talented swingmen and wing players. Based on Ainge 's reported desire to balance his guard-dominant roster, expect Boston to work the phones for the big names who may need a change of scenery. New York Knicks Focusing on Donovan Mitchell What do the Knicks need most? Jackson can select a point guard, a versatile scorer to take over after Anthony's expected trade or a solid defender on and off the ball to fill the team's roster voids.
Sky News
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Buttler made just four before he became Rabada's third wicket of the morning. And the very next ball Adil Rashid was out to Rabada. Faf Du Plessis with the catch again. England were 20 for six at that stage - their worst ever start.
Sky News
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adamant that they are running a full service now, full schedule, from London Gatwick and that Heathrow will run a full schedule for long ball flights today and the majority of short-haul. 13 short-haul flights across Europe cancelled this morning by BA but it is interesting to hear from the Chief Executive.
Bleacher Report
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Benfica goalkeeper Ederson will reportedly have a medical at Manchester City on Monday ahead of a proposed transfer costing more than £35 million. The Mirror 's David Anderson reported on Monday morning the Brazilian's medical will take place " in the next 24 hours," and his fee is expected to exceed the current world record for a goalkeeper, standing at £32.6 million. City have released the out-of-contract Willy Caballero, while Claudio Bravo endured a dismal first season in English football and did little to convince that he's worthy of the No. 1 spot. Per football journalist Goncalo Lopes, the 23-year-old admitted he was likely to be leaving this summer after helping Benfica win the Taca de Portugal on Sunday: Goal's Sam Lee believes the move is inevitable at this point, though he expects the announcement to be made on Tuesday at the earliest: The Brazilian is known for his excellent distribution particularly from goal-kicks, though his technique with the ball at his feet is also befitting of a Pep Guardiola transfer target and he's quick off his line to snuff out danger.