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Reactions to Paul George spurning Lakers, possible LeBron partnership

Reactions to Paul George spurning Lakers, possible LeBron partnership The four-year, $137 deal he signed would keep him in Oklahoma City for awhile, which is why it surprised many fans and analysts. He averaged 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds off the bench last season, seeing his playing time increase in the playoffs versus Utah. [Full Article...]

Mexico can't match quality, depth of Brazil

Mexico can't match quality, depth of Brazil He scored the game's first goal and assisted its second but received plenty of criticism for the way he went down when challenged. Neymar then showed his unselfish side, crossing for Robert Firmino to score in the 88th minute. "The key was to play together without the ball because with the ball we know the quality of the team", Willian said. While Layun didn't receive a caution for his actio... [Full Article...]

Japan leave dressing room spotless after agonising World Cup defeat to Belgium

Japan leave dressing room spotless after agonising World Cup defeat to Belgium While Inter manager Luciano Spalletti no longer saw a place for the 31-year-old at the club, Turkish giants Galatasaray will be delighted with the move following a World Cup in which Nagatomo was again one of Japan's standouts. I did the best I could. "I told them to take a shower", said Nishino. We'll see at the end. It was another exciting day for those watching the World Cup on Monday. [Full Article...]

Lakers’ NBA title odds improve to 7-2 after adding LeBron James

Lakers’ NBA title odds improve to 7-2 after adding LeBron James In his two decades playing for the Lakers , Bryant was the king of Los Angeles , but now, there's a new king in town. The Sixers have the ability to offer James a $38.25 million annual maximum salary over four years, potentially partnering him with two of the NBA's best young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons . [Full Article...]

Finch smashes his own T20 worldwide record with 172

Finch smashes his own T20 worldwide record with 172 His knock included a mind-boggling 16 fours and 10 sixes as the hard-hitting opener scored at a strike rate of 226.32. D'Arcy Short scored 46 runs off 42 balls to notch up a 223-run opening stand. The wicket played a lot better than we thought. "I knew about the records when I was batting, but a few things went my way today". When the 3rd match of Zimbabwe and Australia is going to take pla... [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate makes bold calls for Colombia World Cup clash

We feel that that this was a game that we wanted to win but the knockout game is the biggest for us for a decade. Manchester City midfielder Delph returned to England directly after playing the full 90 minutes of their 1-0 loss to Belgium in Kaliningrad with his wife Natalie due to give birth on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Brazil, Belgium Target World Cup Quarters After Spain Bow Out

Brazil, Belgium Target World Cup Quarters After Spain Bow Out Romelu Lukaku has four goals so far, but the Belgium striker did not hit the net last night during his side's thrilling 3-2 victory over Japan . Paraguay then converted its final two kicks to move on to the quarterfinals, denying Japan a best-ever World Cup finish. [Full Article...]

Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon with ongoing hip injury, as tournament begins

Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon with ongoing hip injury, as tournament begins Asked about Murray's withdrawal, eight-time champion Federer said: 'It must be a tough decision but one he's taking for his career, and his life as well. you learn a lot from competing.' Speaking about his future, Murray added: 'If I had to stop tomorrow, yeah, I'd be pretty gutted with that because I still love playing, I love the sport . [Full Article...]

Wayne Rooney denies he is winding down career at DC United

Wayne Rooney denies he is winding down career at DC United I'm sure there's a lot of questions about why I left Everton and I'm sure the people who want to know can ask Everton and let them answer it. "It's football. But Rooney, who signed a 2 1/2-year guaranteed contract worth about $13 million, says he can be part of the solution. "It's a league I've watched from afar for a couple of years", he continued. [Full Article...]

Lakers agree deals with trio of free agents after LeBron James capture

Lakers agree deals with trio of free agents after LeBron James capture And if the National Basketball Association drops a rule that says potential draft picks have to be at least one year removed from high school, he could be eligible. The Lakers are only prepared to offer one-year deals this summer in order to keep enough cap room available for 2019 when more marquee free agents become available. [Full Article...]

LeBron's home loyalty could push him to re-sign with Cavs

LeBron's home loyalty could push him to re-sign with Cavs James flew from the Caribbean island of Anguilla and landed in Van Nuys just after 11 a.m. PT. However, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN , the Cavaliers have a strong belief that they are still in the mix to sign James in free agency. [Full Article...]

With Messi and Ronaldo gone, the Balon d'Or battle is wide open

With Messi and Ronaldo gone, the Balon d'Or battle is wide open Argentina just got knocked out of the World Cup, losing to France and fans are melting down over Messi's "last shot" at winning a Cup! Portugal hasn't reached the World Cup quarterfinals since 2006, when a young Ronaldo led the team to the semifinals and an eventual fourth-place finish. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid deny Neymar transfer reports in official statement

Real Madrid deny Neymar transfer reports in official statement There were claims on Monday night that Real Madrid had bid €310m for Neymar in the knowledge that PSG need to raise funds to meet FFP rules. He scored 28 goals in 30 games for French champions PSG in a season cut short by injury and has been regularly linked to Real. [Full Article...]

‘Surprised’ Serena thanks Wimbledon for seeding boost

‘Surprised’ Serena thanks Wimbledon for seeding boost However, Rus finally sent a shot into the net to give Williams a winning return to the All England Club. The seven-time champion missed last year's tournament while pregnant. "Serving good, " Rus observed. "Almost, " Rus lamented later, "like a double-break". Williams said she is having an ongoing conversation with the USADA on the matter, including the ratio of tests between her and other p... [Full Article...]

Thai cave boys to get 4 months' food, learn to dive

Thai cave boys to get 4 months' food, learn to dive The team then apparently went off to explore the Tham Luang cave, near Thailand's border with Myanmar. When the group will be able to leave the cave isn't known due to flooding and other factors that could make their extraction risky. [Full Article...]

Spain have no regrets over Lopetegui sacking

Spain have no regrets over Lopetegui sacking Sometimes the endings are not how you dreamed them". However after a couple of mistakes in the group stage, calls were made to see him dropped for Sunday's Round of 16 clash with hosts Russian Federation. Sergei Galunenko, 51, a construction worker, went further: "This is the birth of our national team, that's what this victory means for us". Ramos was involved early in pressuring Russia's ... [Full Article...]

Cavani misses training, doubt for France match

Cavani misses training, doubt for France match French midfield enforcer N'Golo Kante never let him escape his peripheral vision. Runners-up in 2014, the South American team were a shell of their former self and many are pointing to tactics of current coach Jorge Sampaoli as the biggest culprit of their fall from grace. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer debuts Uniqlo outfit at Wimbledon, 20-year Nike relationship collapses

Roger Federer debuts Uniqlo outfit at Wimbledon, 20-year Nike relationship collapses Nike still owns the trademark for his "RF" logo. They are my initials. The star athlete added that the partnership had "been a long time coming". "I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships. During last month's grasscourt event in Halle, Federer confirmed his deal with Nike had expired in March but he kept his arrangement with Uniqlo firmly under wraps until Monday. [Full Article...]

Watch NBA star CONFIRM Thunder move at Russell Westbrook party — Paul George

Watch NBA star CONFIRM Thunder move at Russell Westbrook party — Paul George Just like that, the West got even wilder. The 28-year-old had been reported as considering joining his home town Los Angeles Lakers . He could still go to the NBA Finals, of course. They'll have to seriously weigh keeping Melo. For the Thunder , the win was that their risk paid off. "Let me say again I am here to stay", the American broadcaster reported George as saying. [Full Article...]

Injured Bumrah ruled out of England T20 series

Injured Bumrah ruled out of England T20 series Cricket is India's most popular sport by far and is played and watched nearly everywhere in the country, so Ajay's visit and the videos he filmed here present a superb opportunity to highlight Kilkenny and Ireland. The 24-year-old sustained a fractured thumb when attempting to take a catch in the deep during the first T20 against Ireland in Malahide on Wednesday. [Full Article...]


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