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The Lakers Have Renounced Julius Randle

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It didn't take long for the Kentucky product to find a new team as he has reportedly agreed to terms with the New Orleans Pelicans on a two-year deal. The deal comes shortly after the Lakers renounced Randle's rights on Monday, which allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent. The Laker experiment this season is going to be fascinating to watch. Read More »

Japan stunned by manner of defeat, admits coach Nishino

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Meunier one-timed the ball across the area and Romelu Lukaku let it roll by for Chadli to tap in with his left foot from 7 yards. Chadli's superbly worked goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time was the final act of an epic last-16 battle that saw Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game. Read More »

76ers confident in acquiring Kawhi Leonard to land LeBron James

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While Cousins isn't known primarily for his three-point shooting, he averaged 2.2 a game last season on 35.4 per cent from the field. In terms of his injury, the Warriors will give him all the time that he needs to get better - they proved a year ago that the regular season comes a distant second to being ready and healthy for the playoffs. Read More »

LeBron James bound for Los Angeles Lakers

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The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. But those desperate for endless LeBron coverage can flip over to ESPNEWS, where this has in fact preempted the scheduled Austrian Grand Prix, and where they've brought in everyone from Rachel Nichols to Michael Wilbon to Stephen A. Read More »

Mbappe to donate world cup match fees to charity

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Mbappe's donation to the Preiers de Cordees Association is expected to help many disabled children key into sports activities which experts say is not only good for them physically but also mentally. Mbappe is now the hottest teenager on the planet, as he continues to shine at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Marcelo reportedly was removed from the Serbia game with back spasms, and the Brazil team doctor suggested that a bad hotel mattress was to blame for the 30-year-old's ... Read More »

James declines Cavs deal and becomes free agent

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Hoops Hype described some of the issues Los Angeles needs to address if James signs with the team. Before this league-changing news, the San Antonio Spurs could have been asking for the moon in a Leonard trade, arguing that the Lakers were essentially trading for two franchise players. Read More »

LeBron James picks Lakers over Sixers, agrees to 4-year deal

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As expected, Golden State Warriors forward and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant re-signed with the Bay Area team, inking a two-year, $61.5 million deal. This would change if the Lakers sign James or other free agents. James can sign his deal on Friday when the National Basketball Association moratorium ends. Read More »

Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers

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The LeBron James sweepstakes is heating up, after news out of his camp had been pretty quiet during the start of free agency. But what was not expected was that James would sign anywhere for four seasons. There is no doubt that the addition of James immediately brings the Lakers back into the forefront of the National Basketball Association. James flew into Los Angeles from the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where he was reportedly vacationing. Read More »

Chris Froome Banned by Tour de France Organizers

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As things stand there is an appeal hearing at the French Olympic Committee offices in Paris on Tuesday, with a decision expected the following day. It comes after Froome was found to have twice the permissible amount of asthma drug Salbutamol in his system during September's Vuelta a Espana . Read More »

Oregon State shuts out Arkansas to win national championship

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He also became the first pitcher to ever win four games in the College World Series. The Minnesota Twins selected Larnach with the No. 20 overall pick in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, and a big showing in Game 3 would inspire even more confidence in that pick. Read More »

Francesco Molinari Cruises to Eight-Shot Win at Quicken Loans National

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Considering the scoring average was 69.6 in the third round, he wound up losing two shots to the lead . Tiger Woods closed with a 66, his lowest final round in more than five years, and he was never close . Six birdies, three of them from over 16 feet, against a bogey, saw Lahiri card 65 and rise to 4-under 206 and give him a chance to register another good finish this week. Read More »

The Boston Celtics should not pursue a Kawhi Leonard trade

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The Spurs have wanted to find a way to fix the franchise's relationship with Leonard, but an overwhelming Lakers offer could convince San Antonio to part with its franchise star, league sources said. Maybe if Leonard blew out his candles and wished for a trade to the Lakers one more time, it may come true after all. In just nine games with the Spurs this past season, Leonard put up 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest. Read More »

76ers meeting with LeBron James' reps in Los Angeles

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Remember, James can't even talk to the Lakers until midnight. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said Sunday that LeBron's representatives - not LeBron - are planning to meet with the 76ers. Doing so would help James compete with the Warriors and other Western conference behemoths, something he has struggled to do since winning the 2016 Finals. Read More »

Cavaliers intend to keep Love next season

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While the national pundits are all but saying James' designer bags are packed, the buzz in Northeast Ohio has been more positive of late. Speculation has been rampant that Cleveland would look to deal Love if James leaves as a free agent. Read More »

Russia Upsets Spain In Penalty Shootout

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He's won everything there is to win in the game and is expected to continue as captain for Spain's Euro 2020 campaign. "I'm proud and have nothing negative to say to the whole group that has been in Russia , Hierro and all his team, the players, the coaching staff, all those who have been here". Read More »

Will Barton agrees to four-year, $53M deal to return to Nuggets

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The Denver Nuggets are aggressively pursuing a meeting with star free agent forward LeBron James, hoping to convince him of a short-term fit with the team, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports . Denver is thriving with young talent which is hungry to carve out productive roles in the rotation and make a name for themselves in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo shows his class in interview after Uruguay loss

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The fearless Uruguay go marching on: The South Americans remain "dark-horses" for World Cup glory, but with four wins out of four, conceding just one goal in the process, they simply can not be overlooked. Ronaldo ran in front of Pepe and drew the attention of both Gimenez and Godin. The fewest completed passes - 21 (this shows just how effectively the Uruguay defence was able to crowd Ronaldo out from the game). Read More »

Spain break World Cup passing record but not Russia's resolve

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Russia's Artyom Dzyuba celebrates scoring his side's opening goal. But this time, they just passed side-to-side, sometimes backwards, nearly never to attack. The hosts have staged a fine tournament, full of smiles, solyanka and samovars - and a bit of vodka, too. Russia's defence was almost superhuman as they closed down the more talented Spaniards without flagging for 120 minutes, maintaining their shape and never allowing themselves to be exposed even when they mounted a rare ... Read More »

Pele lauds Mbappe for equaling his 60-year-old record

In a statement released to the media, the organisation's director general, Sebastien Ruffin, thanked Mbappe for his kind gesture, revealing that the PSG star often makes time to play with the children at the charity center. Mbappe scored twice for France in their thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina today. The Paris Saint-Germain striker earned rave reviews as he tore apart Argentina's defence and speaking after the match, Pogba told reporters that he was blown away by the performance of a ... Read More »

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has announced his retirement

Misses from Koke and Iago Aspas during the shootout allowed Russian Federation to clinch a 4-3 victory and progress to Saturday's quarterfinal in Sochi against Croatia. There is no denying that De Gea is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world and his consistent feats of brilliance between the sticks of Manchester United over the years have placed him as the very best in the eyes of several supporters. Read More »

Modric blushes spared as Croatia edge Denmark on penalties

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In-form Croatia take on unbeaten Denmark at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday night with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake. "It's seldom that we play like this, and the game against Croatia will be a very different spectacle". The following 116 minutes though largely failed to live up to the first four, fireworks giving way to a damp squib of an encounter as the game edged inexorably towards extra time and penalties. Read More »

LeBron James: Wait, he didn’t text Kevin Durant with tempting offer?

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Two people familiar with the decision say LeBron James has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent. The move would appear to echo James' desire to not seek out elaborate pitch meetings during the recruiting process , as reported by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Read More »

Manchester United to sign Stoke City's Lee Grant as third choice keeper

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As noted in the report, Grant is an experienced operator, having played more than 500 professional games with the likes of Derby County , Sheffield Wednesday , Burnley and Stoke City . Grant's contract with the Potters comes to an end this summer, meaning he will join United as a free agent on a deal which is expected to last one year. Read More »

Liverpool target to focus on future after World Cup

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The Lyon chief says he is no longer talking with Liverpool but that he had a long chat with Mourinho, though he did not explicitly say this was about Fekir in particular. Asensio looking for a move, or perhaps another contract improvement, would be a further issue for the Bernabeu hierarchy given that Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic have all talked publicly about leaving the club in recent weeks. Read More »

Looks like Courtois' days at Chelsea could be over

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It's claimed by Italian sources that Donnarumma is likely to cost Chelsea a similar figure to what was rejected by Roma for Alisson, as the Blues look to plan for Courtois' apparent departure. Question marks surrounding Courtois' future at Stamford Bridge refuse to go away. Chelsea will be aware of this, and appear to be preparing for his departure. Read More »

Kevin Durant could take less money to help the Warriors...again

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It's a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors . He's led the Warriors to The Finals every season during his tenure, delivering three out of four championships. He can do whatever he wants. He shot 51 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range and 89 percent at the charity stripe in 68 games. On the other hand, Crawford can still score, averaging 10.3 points in 20.7 minutes off the bench last season. Read More »

Clippers bid farewell to DeAndre Jordan amid Warriors reports

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Jordan overcomes his inefficient offense with defensive intensity and rebounding. One minor difference in 2018: Griffin and Paul no longer play for the Clippers. It is no surprise that Jordan is attempting to secure a deal with the Mavericks , but the two sides are not allowed to discuss and finalize a deal until July. Read More »

Mexico and Brazil's upcoming match moved to FOX 5 Atlanta

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Against Germany they deserved their (1-0) victory, ' he said. But if they prefer to play an open game, then I don't fancy their chances of troubling Brazil and they could even lose heavily. He said: "They are saying the mattress is bad, it was nice". The players are showing commitment and gaining more confidence with each game. "Each person has their reasons". Read More »

3 options for LeBron James in NBA free agency

James had until 11:59 p.m.to express his intentions to the Cavs and his agent Rich Paul informed the team in the morning, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity to the AP because the sides are not publicly commenting on moves ahead of free agency opening Sunday. Read More »

South Korea v Germany - player ratings

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South Korea shocked the world with their 2-0 defeat over Germany in the World Cup on Wednesday, and South Korean commentators could not believe what they were seeing. Like Neuer, Thomas Muller broke through the ranks in Germany's national team at World Cup 2010, although the Bayern Munich forward was benched for the crunch clash with South Korea , and the 28-year-old admitted the squad were embarrassed by their displays. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Flexes Iced-Out $18 Million "Billionaire" Watch

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Aside from dominating inside the ring, to the tune of a flawless 50-0 record, Floyd Mayweather has been known to flaunt his riches very often. "I bought this watch from the best jeweler in the world". "As the tourbillon caliber brings dynamism to its bejeweled enclosure, or the ballet of light of 260 carats of diamonds illuminates its exquisitely revealed heartbeat". Read More »

France’s Mbappe set to donate World Cup earnings to charity

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By a freakish twist of fate, the same hotel was chosen by the Argentinian team who are set to play against 1998 World Cup winners France at Kazan Arena on June 30. "We knew that we had to defend well because we were up against the best in the world", he said, referring to Lionel Messi. The France star struck twice in a thrilling 4-3 last-16 defeat of Argentina to send Les Bleus into the quarter-finals, becoming the first teenager to score a few times in a World Cup game since 1958. Read More »

F1:Hamilton questions Vettel punishment after Bottas' race 'destroyed'

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Mercedes brought an upgraded power unit to Le Castellet and Hamilton, who has yet to win in France, has been consistently quick. Vettel was hit with a five-second time penalty by the stewards for colliding with Bottas, much to the chargrain of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton , who won the race from pole position. Read More »

Chelsea reject £50million bid from Barcelona for 13-goal star

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Interest in Willian comes off the back of Anthony Martial 's probable departure this summer after being frozen out of the starting XI since Alexis Sanchez's arrival. Antonio Conte's future will play heavily into Willian's desire to leave, with the player furious at being omitted from the FA Cup final line-up. Read More »

Vettel pinpoints deficit to upgraded Mercedes

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Bottas, whose last pole position came in last year's season finale in Abu Dhabi, hit the front in the Q3 top 10 shootout with a lap of 1m03.264s on his first run - nearly half-a-second faster than nearest rival Kimi Raikkonen . But yeah, I don't think there was enough pace in hand to be a threat today. Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were fifth and seventh, having made three attempts in Q3 after using supersofts to set their Q2 times . Read More »

Ricciardo on verge of new Red Bull deal

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Though the British team is undergoing a tough spell now, and certainly wouldn't come under the criteria of title contenders, something Ricciardo obviously wants, he had a different way of interpreting what a move like that would mean. " Mercedes and Ferrari have a number one driver who is clearly declared ", Marko said, as quoted on Motorsport.com. In-demand Daniel Ricciardo is close to signing a new two-year contract with Red Bull and committing to continuing his partnership with Max ... Read More »

Lionel Messi Stuns Reporter With Incredible Heartwarming 'Good Luck Charm' Gesture

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From Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning hat-trick in the opener against Spain to Ricardo Quaresma's screamer against Iran, its been a World Cup to savour so far for Fernando Santos and his squad. Argentina are staying at Ramada, a four-star hotel that comprises of many rooms overlooking a two-storey painting of the five-time Ballon d'Or victor that doesn't hail from Rosario. Read More »

Lionel Messi and Argentina knocked out of the World Cup

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Not really. There are plenty of young up-and-comers who will happily take the spotlight - Kylian Mbappé, who led France past Argentina for one - and plenty of others from the Messi-Ronaldo generation who deserve to step out of their shadows - Croatia's Luka Modric, anyone? And amid speculation he could retire from worldwide football for the second time in his career, Messi did not stop in the post-match mixed zone. Read More »

Lewis Baker: Leeds United sign Chelsea midfielder on loan

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Meanwhile, Sky Sources understand Leeds are also interested in Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman . Lewis Baker joins Leeds United . A product of Chelsea's academy, Baker has just three minutes of first-team experience with the London club, but has had loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Milton Keynes Dons, Vitesse Arnhem and Middlesbrough. Read More »

DeAndre Jordan Opts Out Of $24.1M Contract, Will Become Free Agent

Clippers. Jordan is expected to negotiate directly with the Mavericks. Last season, the Clippers had Jordan, Montrezl Harrell and Boban Marjanovic in their center rotation. Last season with the Clippers, Jordan averaged 12.0 points and a career-high 15.2 rebounds as the Clips finished with a 42-40 record for the year. The Mavs have a promising backcourt tandem with Luka Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr .in tow and some decent pieces in the likes of Harrison Barnes and J.J. Read More »

Germany thank Russia for hospitality after crashing out of World Cup

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A Germany fans after their World Cup exit at group stage. Guillermo Ochoa saved Emil Forsberg and Marcus Berg efforts in the first half, with Augustinsson volleying in the opener early in the second half. No one has performed in that Germany team. Low only gave rising stars like Julian Brandt, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Suele first-team place when his 2014 winners were struggling, suspended or injured. Read More »

Marouane Fellaini sends Jose Mourinho a 'special' message after announcement

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The 30-year-old, who started in Belgium's final World Cup group stage match against England on Thursday, joined United in 2013 and has scored 20 goals in 156 appearances for the club across all competitions. The disgraceful aspect of this whole ordeal, rather, is the way United - a club that once booted out players like David Beckham, Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy - have allowed Fellaini to dictate play at every turn. Read More »

Minnesota United FC Player Comes Out As Gay

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A player in Major League Soccer, Collin Martin, has come out as gay and believes other athletes should feel welcome to come out as well . Martin has played six seasons, including four with DC United. "The big thing, and the point I am trying to bring across, is that I've been out with the team and with my team mates and the staff for over a year now, and I have had nothing but support". Read More »

Head Coach Sampaoli Not Decided on Argentina's Starting Lineup for France Game

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It took a great touch of control, following a superb pass from teammate Ever Banega, for Messi to finally open his account in Russian Federation in the 2-1 win over Nigeria only sealed by Marcos Rojo's 86th minute volley. What time does the FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Argentina Round Of 16 match begin? French players celebrate after scoring their first goal on a penalty kick during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the ... Read More »

Red Sox Acquire Steve Pearce From Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays will give Boston $1,658,602 to cover part of the $3,158,602 remaining in the $6.25 million salary of Pearce, who can become a free agent after the World Series. Espinal is a 23-year-old who was a 10th-round pick by the Red Sox in 2016. In fact, with the trade to the Red Sox, Pearce now has been a member of every American League East franchise. Read More »