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June 26, 2014 - 9:44pm
1 week 6 days ago

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets used the 16th pick they received from Chicago in a draft-day deal to select Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic.

The Nuggets gave the draft rights to Doug McDermott, whom they selected at No. 11, to the Bulls for the right to select the 6-foot-11 Nurkic and the 19th pick.

Nurkic has been playing for Cedevita Zagreb in the Croatian League. He averaged 11.2 points and six rebounds. The 19-year-old didn't start playing...

June 26, 2014 - 9:44pm
1 week 6 days ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Portland (Red Sox)5027.649
Binghamton (Mets)4532.5845
New Britain (Twins)4134.5478
Trenton (Yankees)3643.45615
Reading (Phillies)3341.446...
June 26, 2014 - 9:42pm
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North Division
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Syracuse (Nationals)4831.608
Rochester (Twins)4337.538
Buffalo (Blue Jays)4038.513
Pawtucket (Red Sox)4041.4949
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)3941.488...
June 26, 2014 - 9:39pm
1 week 6 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns selected point guard Tyler Ennis of Syracuse with the 18th pick in Thursday night's draft.

The selection came even though the Suns have a dynamic point guard duo in Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. Bledsoe, though, is about to become a restricted free agent and will be due a big contract.

The 19-year-old Ennis played just one season at Syracuse, averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 assists per game.

Ennis,...

June 26, 2014 - 9:39pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night's draft came a very special selection by the NBA.

Commissioner Adam Silver announced at that point that the NBA would let Isaiah Austin fulfill the dream of every young player, making him a ceremonial pick.

Just over a week ago, the sophomore center from Baylor was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart. It ended his playing career....

June 26, 2014 - 9:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have selected guard-forward James Young from Kentucky with the 17th pick of the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound swingman was the Celtics' second pick in the first round. They chose guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State with the sixth pick.

Boston obtained the 17th pick in a blockbuster deal in July with Brooklyn. The Nets also sent their first-round picks in 2016 and 2018 to the Celtics.

As a...

June 26, 2014 - 9:28pm
1 week 6 days ago

DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Chicago Bulls have traded the 16th and 19th picks to the Denver Nuggets for the draft rights to Creighton small forward Doug McDermott.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has yet to be announced.

Denver selected McDermott with the 11th pick.

McDermott led the nation in scoring last season with a 26.7 average...

June 26, 2014 - 9:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have selected Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne with the 15th overall pick of the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-10 Payne, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, helped the Spartans advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament in his senior season.

The Hawks are coming off a 38-44 season under first-year coach Mike Budenholzer, losing a first-round playoff series in seven games to No. 1 seed Indiana....

June 26, 2014 - 9:21pm
1 week 6 days ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As Luis Suarez prepared to leave the World Cup in disgrace, Americans and Algerians were celebrating their places in the knockout rounds on a dramatic final day of the group stage on Thursday.

While some form of suspension for Suarez was guaranteed after the Uruguay striker bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder, few would have predicted one of the longest bans in the tournament's history — nine international matches and four months from all...

June 26, 2014 - 9:15pm
1 week 6 days ago

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Russia has at least one thing going for it after failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup following a 1-1 draw with Algeria on Thursday.

The Russians won't have to qualify for the next World Cup. That's because Russia will host the quadrennial event.

Whether Fabio Capello will be leading the team into the tournament four years from now remains open to question after the team's failure to progress from Group...

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