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Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs heading to Orlando, Corey Kispert joining Rui Hachimura in Washington

UPDATED: Thu., July 29, 2021

Most analysts had Jalen Suggs going to Toronto but the Raptors threw a wrinkle into Thursday’s NBA Draft by taking Florida State’s Scottie Barnes with the fourth pick. Suggs waited a few minutes longer before hugging family members after being selected by Orlando at No. 5. He’s the second-highest pick in Gonzaga history behind Adam Morrison, who went third to Charlotte in 2006.

Sports >  International sports

At the Tokyo Games, Rui Hachimura is a face of Japan – and its underdog basketball team

UPDATED: Tue., July 27, 2021

Unlike his countrywoman Naomi Osaka or established Olympic heroes Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky, Rui Hachimura, entering his third NBA season with the Washington Wizards, has no titles at his sport's pro level and no medals to defend. His role in Tokyo is different. The former Gonzaga standout's task is to lead the first men's basketball team Japan has sent to the Olympics since 1976.
Sports >  NBA

Khris Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

UPDATED: Wed., July 14, 2021

Khris Middleton’s big finish means these NBA Finals are just getting started.Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns 109-103 on Wednesday night to tie the series 2-2.