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Los Angeles Lakers select Bronny James, son of LeBron James, with No. 55 pick in the NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers have selected Bronny James, the eldest son of superstar LeBron James, with the 55th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft on Thursday.

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Sha’Carri Richardson wins 100-meter final to qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics

Sha’Carri Richardson has qualified for her first Olympic games after winning the 100-meter final on Saturday at the Olympic trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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Atlanta Hawks land No. 1 pick in 2024 NBA Draft Lottery despite 3% odds

The Atlanta Hawks will be selecting first in the 2024 NBA Draft after winning the Draft Lottery conducted at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago on Sunday. Atlanta had a 3% chance at landing the top pick after finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference this season with 36-46 record. The team made the play-in tournament but failed to make the postseason. Only four teams have won the lottery with shorter odds than the Hawks, with the Orlando Magic holding the record at 1.52% in 1993. If the Hawks hold on to the pick, it will be the fourth time in franchise history it will be selecting first since drafting David Thompson out of N.C. State in 1975. The Hawks have never had the first pick since the NBA moved to a Draft Lottery in 1985. The Washington Wizards, who were tied with the Detroit Pistons for the highest odds to land the top pick at 14%, will have the second pick. Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets landed the third pick, while the San Antonio Spurs will have the fourth selection. Despite finishing with the worst record in the league, the Pistons will have the fifth selection in the draft. Unlike last year, where Victor Wembanyama was the clear-cut top overall pick, this year’s edition provides no frontrunner. Two French basketball players in forward Zaccharie Risacher and center Alex Sarr are considered as two of the best prospects. The 2024 NBA Draft will take place from June 26-27, in the first-ever two-day event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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WNBA great Candace Parker announces retirement after 16 seasons

Three-time WNBA champion Candace Parker announced her retirement in a post on social media Sunday.

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Shohei Ohtani says he never participated in any sports gambling and accuses interpreter of ‘stealing money’

Faced with growing attention over a theft and gambling scandal, baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani on Monday adamantly denied betting on any sport or paying a bookie and placed the blame for the improprieties squarely on his former interpreter who the twice MVP alleged was stealing money from his account.

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Rory McIlroy prevails in sudden-death playoff; wins The Match

Rory McIlroy won the riveting ninth edition of Capital One’s The Match, outlasting Max Homa, Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang at The Park in West Palm Beach, Florida on Monday night.

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Milwaukee Bucks hire Doc Rivers as next head coach

Doc Rivers has been officially named the next head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, the franchise said Friday.

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