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Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

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But when a player of James' caliber joins a new team , there is a general understanding, even expectation that other quality players will flock to that player and try to put together a contender (often at a discounted rate). While Rondo has demonstrated that he can still contribute, especially as a passer, his defense and shooting are still severe limitations in his game. Read More »

Matthaeus tips England to meet Brazil in World Cup final

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His teammates sprinted straight for Pickford after Eric Dier slotted home the penalty that ultimately decided the game. "It's not so much about taking a risk", Southgate said, having welcomed Fabian Delph back to the squad following a trip home for the birth of his third child. Read More »

Lucas Torreira's father drops massive update on reported move to Arsenal

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Barcelona's Andre Gomes is one of the reported targets and according to the Independent , Emery is prepared to sell a few of Arsenal's current players to make a move happen. Lucas Torreira's father told Fox Sports Argentina . "It is all done in a draft and only missing the arrival of Lucas to England", he added. The midfielder has been hugely impressive for Uruguay during the World Cup and has showcased numerous skills which have been missing from Arsenal's own midfield in recent ... Read More »

John Stones Hints At 'Unseen' Antics From "Dirtiest Team" He Has Faced

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England looked on course for relatively serene progress to the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2006 World Cup before they conceded a goal in injury time. "The penalty was not a foul". "I found it peculiar that they put an American referee in this instance". Colombia had six players booked across the 120 minutes for a mixture of tough tackling and mental provocation, while Raheem Sterling was also targeted by Los Cafeteros's backroom staff at half time. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Loris Karius' Champions League errors due to concussion

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Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana and defender Joel Matip are unlikely to feature in the club's first pre-season friendly at Chester this weekend. Jurgen Klopp is prepared to give Loris Karius another chance after Liverpool FC were priced out of deals to sign Alisson Becker and Jan Oblak, according to David Maddock. Read More »

Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings

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A team spokesman said: "It's a precautionary measure as PU2 suffered high temps from heat soak after retirement in Austria so might carry some risk". That is why, in success or failure, we hardly ever, if at all, speak about individuals. "You go in with the same mentality as the last weekend - hoping for the auto to be reliable". Read More »

Brazil's Marcelo to return against Belgium as Miranda warns of tough test

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Eight of those goals came against Tunisia and Panama, and slim wins against England and Japan have cast some doubt on whether they can impose themselves against better teams. Belgium look a thrilling proposition in attack and Lukaku knows the match in Kazan will provide them with an indication of just how far they have come. Read More »

A Diver Has Died Trying To Rescue Soccer Team Trapped In Cave

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A Thai rescuer prepares oxygen tanks for diving after the 12 boys and their soccer coach were found alive. That decision will include how many boys to take out-given the taxing nature of the journey, which is taking trained Thai Navy SEAL divers five hours-and whether to assign two or three divers per boy, Gov. Read More »

Manchester United sign Stoke keeper Grant - Premier League 2018

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As reported by The Daily Mail , the Baggies have had to pay the Hornets a transfer fee of £4 million in order to secure the services of the England worldwide goalkeeper on a two-year contract. Sema, 24, signed a five-year deal after helping Ostersunds reach the Europa League knockout stage last season. Sema has made five appearances for Sweden but was not included in the World Cup squad that will face England this weekend. Read More »

Santos shares Portugal's sadness but hopes Ronaldo will remain

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez controls the ball during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. "But I think we have a really good defence to control him - but not just one player, the (whole) France team". Edinson Cavani, who failed to finish the match after suffering a late injury, scored a superb goal in each half, and although Pepe scored in-between, it was not enough to halt the Uruguayans, who ... Read More »

UCI clear Chris Froome following investigation

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Race directors were concerned Froome's participation could damage the reputation of the event given he remained under investigation for a possible anti-doping offence. WADA's decision follows a full and careful review of all explanations and supporting evidence submitted by Mr. Froome in the month of June (which the UCI shared with WADA), as well as thorough consultation with internal and independent external experts. Read More »

Could Everton defender Michael Keane be binned as club reportedly chase Mina?

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Liverpool are considering making a move for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina , according to a report in The Mirror . Barcelona snapped Mina up from Brazilian outfit Palmeiras for a fee of €11.8m. The Toffees have offered €24m (£21m) for the Colombia worldwide defender, Goal .com reports. It was reported that Mina's preference was to remain at the Nou Camp and fight for his place but with Barcelona set to sign Arthur Melo from Gremio, they need to loan the defender in order to free-up ... Read More »

Serena Williams beats Viktoriya Tomova to reach Wimbledon third round

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She said she planned to stop breastfeeding in January but then continued until April before being advised by her team to stop in order to get into shape. She said the old adage that new mothers lose weight by breast feeding is false and that she actually dropped 10lbs (about 4.5kg) nearly immediately after stopping. Read More »

Max Verstappen - I was clinging on to the tyres at the end

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But Verstappen was able to stay out ahead of the rest of the field, managing his tyres well, eventually claiming victory. "[Ricciardo's] race was just more aggressive because he was having to fight hard against the Ferraris, which then just used the rear a little bit more". Read More »

Tiger Woods broke out an all-time fist pump from his knees

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Open has not been short . Molinari's decision to stay in America paid off in a big way. "So I guess job done". The 14-time major victor ended with a final round of 66 and has only finished higher once since August of 2013, when he tied for second at the Valspar Championship in November. Read More »

#WC2018: Big guns primed for quarter-final battles

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By now, in such a different time, the foremost risk from England fans might come from having one faint in your direction after England won against Colombia in the endeavor which had haunted it for a generation: penalties. Former England captain Wayne Rooney believes the country is right to start "dreaming" of winning the World Cup this year. "We had the resilience and belief to get over the line", he said, praising the composure and discipline of his side in the face of rough ... Read More »

Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race at Chicagoland

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In the closing three laps, Larson gained on Busch, who had led from a restart on Lap 213 of 267. It turned into a thrilling final lap, as Larson caught Busch and put a slide job on him, then put the bumper on him to temporarily take the lead. Read More »

Wounded Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon; not ready for five sets

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Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon after failing to fully recover from injury, he announced on his Facebook page. He added: " There's certain things that are still tricky and things I'm still trying to work through ". I didn't feel that was the right thing to do, either. If you don't want the responsibility of having expectation, I guess professional sport isn't really for you. Read More »

Manchester United complete Grant signing

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Mourinho has previously heaped praise on the Portuguese by stating that he is one of his country's best goalkeepers of the present generation and Pereira is now due to be granted his wish to enjoy a full season of competitive action. United manager Jose Mourinho has signed Grant as he wants to let Portugal Under-21 global Joel Pereira go out on loan for the season while Sam Johnstone is to join West Bromwich Albion for £6.5m. Read More »

A putt in the Park wins another major

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Park clinched her first major title less than a year ago at the U.S. Women's Open. "I feel like I can really depend on my tee shots and my long game", she said. Brooke Henderson (74) - second through three rounds - was 5 under. Playing in eight groups ahead of the two South Koreans, Hataoka was making a run to the top. Read More »

Shock as Zimbabwe rugby team sleeps on streets

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Tunisian Rugby Fed not answering calls- Trudy Stevenson (@ambatrud) July 3, 2018Standard practise is the host team meets the visiting team on arrival and organises their local accommodation and transport. Zimbabwe's players have also not been paid their meal allowances on their Tunisian trip, leaving their South African coach Peter de Villiers to fund their food and drink out of his own pocket. Read More »

Neymar criticised as a 'bad example', but the Brazil striker is unfazed

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Neymar has hit out at Mexico following Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win on Monday. Are you happy to see footballers react the way Neymar does sometimes? "But it really is pathetic when he is rolling around as if he is in agony". Supporters were left less than impressed by Neymar's complaining and calling to the referee to book his opponents. Jesus, meanwhile, has failed to score in any of Brazil's games, but the assistant said the 21-year old was still an integral part of a team that is ... Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 reactions to LeBron James declining 2018-19 contract option

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The 76ers' contingent was to be led by their ownership group headed by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, a person with knowledge of the details told AP. Love, meanwhile, is owed $24.1 million next year. James has given the Cleveland Cavaliers notice and is opting out the final year of his contract which is worth a reported $35.6 million. At 12:01 a.m. Read More »

Russian Federation shoots out Spain to reach quarters

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Akinfeev saved a bad Koke penalty to put Russian Federation in control and with David de Gea unable to stop any of the four kicks he faced, Aspas' effort was brilliantly blocked by the goalkeeper to spark chaotic celebrations. On one of the hosts' rare forays forward, Roman Zobnin forced Koke to clear the ball behind for a corner with a risky cross into the box. In fairness, La Roja did have a strong claim for a penalty turned down in the closing minutes of normal time when both Ramos ... Read More »

Suarez tells Griezmann: You don't know what it's like to feel Uruguayan

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Midfielder Diego Laxalt said Uruguay would dig deep into its so-called "Garra Charrua " fighting spirit - named after a ferocious South American warrior tribe - to stop France . In total, the teams have played to four draws while Uruguay has won the other two matchups. The favorites for the World Cup in Russian Federation keep on falling one by one. Read More »

Zanetti: "Ronaldo To Juventus? It Doesn't Concern Me"

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But former Juventus managing director Luciano Moggi believes the Serie A champions should not look to sign Ronaldo and focus on other areas of their squad. Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way home from the World Cup after Portugal's participation was ended by Uruguay on Saturday night and might he soon be on his way somewhere else? Throughout the transfer window Real Madrid has been linked with a move for Brazilian attacker Neymar , considered something of an "heir" to Ronaldo by the ... Read More »

British media reacts as England advance to World Cup quarter finals

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England was always the more purposeful side but they lacked the key final ball and needed a gift to take the lead. That haul has included a hat-trick against Panama , with the Three Lions now looking to their prolific skipper to guide them past Colombia and cement a standing among the global elite . Read More »

Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score

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Finch powered his way to 172 in 223 run partnership with fellow opener D'Arcy Shor, another world record as Australia reached 229 for two - the highest total ever scored against Zimbabwe in a T20I. Short eventually fell swinging across the line at fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani to be caught for 46, while Finch fell in weird circumstances in the final over. Read More »

Gracious in defeat, Japan leave Russia World Cup with pride

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Even FIFA's official World Cup account highlighted the Japanese contribution to the tournament in a tweet after the team's elimination. Neymar was asked about Osorio's comments but the Brazil manager Tite, who was sitting beside him, interrupted to say he would answer the question. Read More »

Diego Maradona blasts Lionel Messi, offers to coach Argentina for free

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Spain's defeat by Russian Federation has further opned up the possibilities for Harry Kane's England who have to first overcome Colombia on Tuesday, before admiring an "easy" path to the final. During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil , the little maestro fired Argentina to the finals and was heavily touted to clinch the crown and put himself shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Pele and most importantly, his legendary compatriot Diego Maradona . Read More »

Lebron James lands in Los Angeles Saturday

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James faced Friday's deadline to inform the Cavaliers of his decision but had always planned to opt out of his deal , league sources said. If the three-time champion decides to take his talents elsewhere, as he has in the past, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports that the Cavaliers will try to keep most of their other key pieces on-board, including Kevin Love and Jeff Green . Read More »

Missing Boys Soccer Team Found Alive in Cave

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The 12 boys are all members of a local football team, the youngest of them only aged 11. Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said Tuesday morning that they used a field assessment in which red is critical condition, yellow is serious condition and green is stable condition. Read More »

Arsenal have announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos

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Sokratis has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League for some time, but the German side have been delaying the deal. Papastathopoulos has 79 worldwide caps for Greece and will wear the number five shirt for the Gunners . The Arsenal supporters were cool with the short form of his name and their replies on that tweet said that they liked the "papa" name because it was going to be hectic for them to pronounce Papastathopoulos because it's a lengthy name. Read More »

Former SU'er Grant re-signs with OKC

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George made his announcement at a house party thrown by fellow Southern California native Russell Westbrook in George's honor in Oklahoma City. The concept of James joining the Lakers included teaming with Paul George , a hometown high scoring forward, and perhaps either guard Chris Paul or Kawhi Leonard , another forward who is seeking a trade from the San Antonio Spurs and has his eyes on Los Angeles. Read More »

Colombia's James still doubtful for England game

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England have a pathway opening in front of them here in Russian Federation, with a quarter-final meeting with either Sweden or Switzerland if they can overcome Colombia in Moscow. But the Swedes could earn more respect by beating Switzerland and advancing to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1994, when they ultimately finished third. Read More »

Warner denies reports of conflict with Smith

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Smith was unable to take the catch after which he played a thunderous knock of 96 runs helping his team to set a strong target of 228 runs in the 20 overs. "I can't change what happened in South Africa and that's something I'm completely accountable for", he said. However, it is just the start of the tournament, and there will be signs of coming as the tournament progresses. Read More »

Defending Wimbledon champ Federer coasts into 2nd round

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Even though it will be a while before fans can buy the Swiss star's new gear, one little girl on Centre Court was left jumping for joy when Federer spotted her banner which pleaded "Roger, can I have your headband pleeese!" and he rummaged through his unbranded white bag to hand over the prize item. Read More »

Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

Federer has been with Nike since 1994, well before his career took off, and he built a popular brand, RF, over the years. The report also noted his deal with Nike expired at the start of March, and was given the chance to match Uniqlo's offer and declined. Read More »

I think I can score every time we play, says Harry Kane

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When asked what he expects from Colombian side, Southgate explained that the Colombia's tactics will depend on how much space will be available to them during the game. Should we bet a barbecue or do you fear we win? "He's really impressed me since he has come in - he is a great player, he is physical, he is strong, he is good on the ball", he said . Read More »

Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal

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The goal also made Brazil the most prolific team in the history of the World Cup with 227 goals, surpassing Germany - who were knocked out in the first round for the first time since 1938 - with 226. Willian darts towards the goal and centers the ball low, finding Neymar just completing his break to send home the first goal of the game. Brazil arrived in Russian Federation with 221 total goals in its World Cup history. Read More »

India vs England: Team India gears up for 1st T20I

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If we can be as adaptable as we can going forward with one eye on the World Cup or the World T20 (in Australia in 2020), you have to be open-minded", he added. And the point was that we haven't played in those wet and damp conditions ever as a team. Especially I spoke to [Cheteshwar] Pujara, and Ishant [Sharma] as well, who've been here before. Read More »

Thon Maker Involved in Massive FIBA Brawl

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The game eventually resumed in farcical fashion with Philippines fielding three players against Australia's five. The game, taking place in a Philippine arena north of Manila , ended with Australia winning by default 89 to 53. After Norwood and teammate June Mar Fajardo fouled out, leaving the Philippines with one player, the game was called with 1:57 to play in the third quarter. Read More »

Durant, George, Paul all choose to stay put as free agency opens

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So are Paul George and Chris Paul . With Durant, George and Paul off the board, James is the biggest name left to decide his intentions when it comes to free agency. But they don't care about the regular season. You get a chance to see where you're at. But he agreed quickly this time to a one-year, $24.1 million deal and will finally be part of the Mavericks . Read More »