Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers...Nowitzki to serve as a captain in NBA Africa Game...Hockey Hall inductees announced
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in this week’s NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston will get the Sixers’ pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. The teams agreed to the deal over the weekend, hours after expected top pick Markelle Fultz worked out for the Sixers. Philadelphia will select first for the second straight year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki (noh-VIHT’-skee), the career scoring leader among international players, will be one of the captains for the NBA’s Africa Game on Aug. 5. The league and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that the Dallas Mavericks star will be a co-captain of Team World along with Charlotte Hornets All-Star Kemba Walker. Team Africa will be captained by the Lakers’ Luol Deng, who is from South Sudan, and Atlanta’s Thabo Sefolosha, whose father is from South Africa.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This year’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class is headlined by former Boston University coach Jack Parker and longtime NHL coach Ron Wilson. USA Hockey announced the inductees today. Retired NHL official Kevin Collins, three-time Olympic women’s team coach Ben Smith and 17-year NHL veteran Scott Young were also picked.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have placed Bronson Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The 40-year-old right-hander is attempting a comeback this season with his former team after missing 2 1/2 seasons with arm and shoulder problems, including Tommy John surgery and a procedure on his shoulder. The Reds also put shortstop Zack Cosart on the 10-day DL Tuesday due to a strained right quadriceps.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have all of their draft picks under contract now, after third-round selection Kenny Golladay signed today. The wide receiver was the only Detroit draft pick who didn’t sign before the team’s rookie minicamp last month. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound Northern Illinois standout has an opportunity to be the Lions’ No. 3 receiver this season behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.