EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lonzo Ball and his dad are staying home with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers selected Ball with the second overall pick in the NBA draft, staking a big portion of their future on the talented UCLA playmaker. Ball seems certain to become the starting point guard in coach Luke Walton's up-tempo offense after D'Angelo Russell was traded to Brooklyn.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers paid their way into the NBA draft to pick up South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell. The 48th-overall pick belonged to the Milwaukee Bucks before the Clippers acquired it for cash.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a four-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 6-3 victory. Justin Turner and Enrique Hernandez also hit home runs for the Dodgers. Los Angeles slugged a club-record 15 homers in the series. It is also the most the Mets have allowed in a four-game series. The Dodgers have won seven consecutive games. The Mets are a season-worst 10 games under .500 at 31-41
NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers did what everyone expected, and picked Markelle Fultz with the first pick of the NBA draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off the biggest surprise, and traded for Jimmy Butler. It was a record-setting night for freshmen. The first seven picks were one-and-dones and a record 16 of them were taken in the first round. Among the undrafted freshman was Arizona's Kobi Simmons. He entered the draft even though NBA scouts told him he wasn't ready.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers followed by taking Lonzo Ball as the draft started with a pair of freshmen point guards from the Pac-12 Conference.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Alysia Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the same with baby No 2. Five months pregnant, the 800-meter runner finished 19 seconds behind the winning time at the U.S. track and field championships in extreme heat.
ATLANTA (AP) - Lane Adams delivered a pinch-hit, three-run homer in Atlanta's eight-run fifth inning and the Braves held off San Francisco in the ninth to beat the Giants 12-11 in a rain-delayed game. The Braves won three of four to cap San Francisco's 1-7 road trip.
PARIS (AP) - Paris is aiming to boost its bid for the 2024 Olympics by turning some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports for two days. There will be 100-meter races on a track floating on the Seine and cycling around the Arc de Triomphe to showcase the French capital's suitability for the games.
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