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LeBron James returns to L.A. to plot his next move LeBron James returns to L.A. to plot his next move
- July 02, 2018

According to the report, it is unclear that the two sides have set up a meeting. It was a special moment for both James and the city of Cleveland . Dallas also intends to decline the $5 million club option on Dirk Nowitzki's contract and re-sign him once its salary structure is more settled, the person told the AP on condition of anonymity because the sides are not publicly commenting on moves ahead of free agency opening Sunday. (more...)
LeBron James agrees four year, $154 million deal with LA Lakers LeBron James agrees four year, $154 million deal with LA Lakers
- July 02, 2018

Cleveland's roster was exposed during this year's finals, and James may not have seen a way for it to improve enough to win a fourth title. However, with James now in town, that will be coming to an end. It's the last long-term max contract that James can sign thanks to the NBA CBA's Over-38 rule (formerly the Over-37 rule). Speculation had been mounting over the National Basketball Association star's future after his player option with the Cavs expired over the weekend. (more...)
NBA Twitter reacts to LeBron signing with Lakers NBA Twitter reacts to LeBron signing with Lakers
- July 02, 2018

This marks the first time James will play for a team in the hotly contested Western Conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. The Cavs, on the other hand, have been mostly operating in the dark. The four-time NBA MVP informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he was not exercising his $35.6m (£26.8m) option and was becoming a free agent . (more...)
Chris Paul set to remain with Rockets, reports say Chris Paul set to remain with Rockets, reports say
- July 02, 2018

He missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games. Paul is certainly excited to be staying put. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday morning that the Rockets would be meeting with Capela on Sunday as well, setting up a potential bidding war between Los Angeles and Houston for his services. (more...)
National Basketball Association reacts to LeBron James agreeing to 4-year deal with Lakers National Basketball Association reacts to LeBron James agreeing to 4-year deal with Lakers
- July 02, 2018

If the goal is to be the dominant force in the Eastern Conference for years to come, the Sixers' best bet might be to continue development and make some smaller moves on the free-agent market. James is a four-time NBA MVP and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Two with the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers . ESPN reported he is signing a four-year deal that will be worth $US160 million. (more...)
76ers to meet with LeBron James' agent in Los Angeles 76ers to meet with LeBron James' agent in Los Angeles
- July 02, 2018

They've failed to land any of the big-name free agents - with Paul George , Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan signing deals with other teams. James has bolted as a free agent twice - in 2010, when his contract was up with Cleveland and he chose the Miami Heat , and in 2014, when he exercised the early termination option in his Heat contract and returned to Cleveland. (more...)
Arkansas, Oregon State set for decisive Game 3 Arkansas, Oregon State set for decisive Game 3
- July 02, 2018

He broke the College World Series record with his 16th hit in Omaha in the third inning, then added another in the fifth before Kole Ramage struck him out in the seventh. "Coming in as a freshman, it's tough". Unfortunately, for a very good Arkansas Razorbacks team and their thousands of ardent fans, that was the case Thursday in the College World Series. (more...)
LeBron James: Basketball star agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James: Basketball star agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers
- July 02, 2018

In addition to returning in 2014, James led the Cavaliers to their first championship - and his third - in 2016, a historic comeback from 3-1 down against the defending champion Warriors. James' agency made the announcement Sunday in a release , saying he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract. Because it is Los Angeles, several celebrities weighed in on James' decision to join the Lakers. (more...)
LeBron James agrees to four-year deal with Lakers LeBron James agrees to four-year deal with Lakers
- July 02, 2018

LeBron James is going to be a Laker. But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State have gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. His choice certainly calls into question what the decisionmaking flowchart looks like for James, who heads to L.A.to join a cast of unproven characters in a much tougher conference. (more...)
Chris Froome told he can not compete in Tour de France Chris Froome told he can not compete in Tour de France
- July 02, 2018

Chris Froome riding last year's L'Etape Australia. Tour de France organisers have excluded four-time victor and defending champion Chris Froome from this year's Tour de France , according to a report in the French newspaper Le Monde . (more...)
Leishman, Tiger six behind in PGA event Leishman, Tiger six behind in PGA event
- July 02, 2018

After starting his round with a bogey, Woods reeled off four successive birdies to get to eight under after seven holes but eventually signed for a 68 to join Leishman and four others in a tie for 10th. He will be returning to Carnoustie for a first time also after having driven his opening tee shot out-of-bounds left into the Barry Burn that runs the entire length of the opening fairway but for this year's Open is being classed as a lateral hazard. (more...)
LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with Los Angeles Lakers
- July 02, 2018

Though Love's name is brought up in trade rumors almost every season, ESPN reported earlier this month that the Cavs would like to keep the former UCLA stand-out on the team, even if James decides to leave. The 33-year-old is set to enter his 16th season in the National Basketball Association and is a 14-time All-Star. In the previous two Finals, James and the Cavs lost in five games and four games, respectively. (more...)
Cesc Fabregas Cesc Fabregas "speechless" as Spain exit 2018 World Cup
- July 02, 2018

Putin also noted back then that regardless of the outcome of the match, no one would say anything bad about them". For Spain , it's another disappointing exit in the World Cup . The city had been gripped by World Cup fever since the beginning of the tournament, as fans arrived from across the globe including thousands from Latin America. (more...)
Denis Shapovalov advances to Eastbourne International quarter-finals Denis Shapovalov advances to Eastbourne International quarter-finals
- July 02, 2018

Entry to a major and five-set matches may prove beyond Murray, who would be unseeded in SW19, but he will continue to mull his options before making a decision ahead of Friday's draw. Right now - two weeks ago I practiced with Kyle and I didn't win a game. "But the last two matches that I have played have been positive in many respects". (more...)
Croatia vs. Denmark live stream Croatia vs. Denmark live stream
- July 02, 2018

Their form in Group D brought them 7 goals and just 1 conceded, as well as a 3-0 annihilation of Argentina. But it was Subasic who came out on top as he saved from Nikolai Jorgensen. Take a look through the gallery above to see who will start for Croatia when they take on Denmark in their World Cup Round of 16 clash . Could this be the first penalty shoot-out of the tournament? 108' - Substitution: Croatia's Milan Badelj replaces Mario Mandzukic . (more...)
Paul George agrees to max contract with Oklahoma City Thunder Paul George agrees to max contract with Oklahoma City Thunder
- July 01, 2018

It is unclear if the deal with the Thunder will be a long-term or short-term deal, but it was reported in recent weeks that George was expected to sign a two-year deal worth roughly $63 million. Wojnarowski reported the news on Twitter shortly after midnight, the official start of National Basketball Association free agency. Paul George aims to win a ring with the Oklahoma City Thunder . (more...)
Russia Stun Spain, Advance to World Cup Quarterfinals After Winning on Penalties
- July 01, 2018

Spain took the lead in the 13th minute on an Asensio set piece. Spain controlled the game as expected but struggled to create genuine chances, with Akinfeev sharp on the few occasions they did before saving from Koke and Iago Aspas to seal a 4-3 win on penalties. (more...)
Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic Key As Croatia Face Denmark
- July 01, 2018

For Denmark , the creative spark will come from Christian Eriksen , who is allowed pretty much a free role in midfield. The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. (more...)
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Spain vs Russian Federation FPJ's dream XI predictions for Spain vs Russian Federation
- July 01, 2018

Ramos confidently stroked his spot-kick home before Denis Cheryshev put pressure on Iago Aspas. They though they had penalty with five minutes left in the match, with Pique seemingly pulled down in the area. Despite 75 percent possession , Spain's famed tiki-taka passing game rarely carried them into the box and they had to wait until the 85th minute to test Akinfeev with a low drive from substitute Andres Iniesta. (more...)
Luka Modric hails "world class" Christian Eriksen ahead of last-16 tie
- July 01, 2018

Croatia sailed through group play in dominant fashion, opening with a controlled 2-0 win over Nigeria. FourFourTwo quotes Rakitic as saying about Denmark: "They are very compact, they know how to stop their opponents". Six of Croatia's seven goals at this year's World Cup have been scored in the second-half. Denmark striker Yussuf Poulsen is back from suspension and is expected to be named in Hareide's starting line-up . (more...)

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