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This is LeBron James' ultimate chance to rewrite his legacy This is LeBron James' ultimate chance to rewrite his legacy
- July 02, 2018

But James wanted to head west, was reportedly and understandably enthralled about working with Lakers executive Magic Johnson, and about suiting up for one of the most iconic franchises in all of sport. In Philadelphia, the 33-year-old James could move into a new phase of his career, serving as a mentor on a rising team rather than a savior for his hometown squad in Cleveland. (more...)
Neymar gives us the 2018 World Cup flop we truly deserves Neymar gives us the 2018 World Cup flop we truly deserves
- July 02, 2018

In the searing heat of the Samara Arena, El Tri wilted in the second-half with Neymar brilliantly combining with Willian to tap home his second goal of the competition before substitute Firmino came off the bench to wrap up the contest. (more...)
New Arsenal signing names the two players that convinced him to join New Arsenal signing names the two players that convinced him to join
- July 02, 2018

The Gunners have announced that the experienced defender has signed a "long-term contract" after joining for "an undisclosed fee". "So my name Sokratis Papastathopoulos , but the people and my teammates, they call me Papa", he revealed. (more...)
Portugal hopes to count on Ronaldo to lead new generation Portugal hopes to count on Ronaldo to lead new generation
- July 02, 2018

Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France. The European champions will face Uruguay in Sochi for a place in the quarter-finals after finishing as runners-up behind Spain in Group B. (more...)
LeBron James opts out, and an uncomfortable waiting game begins LeBron James opts out, and an uncomfortable waiting game begins
- July 02, 2018

LeBron James' representatives will meet with Philadelphia today and, in addition to an already impressive hand, the Sixers think they have an ace up their sleeve. Leonard reportedly wants to be traded to the Lakers, or he will sign with them next summer when he becomes a free agent. As the report noted, Cousins is the biggest available star on the market at the moment, with LeBron's status and his plans in question, so signing the talented big man could be important in building a team ... (more...)
Landry, Spaun lead as Woods scrambles to shoot even Landry, Spaun lead as Woods scrambles to shoot even
- July 02, 2018

A flick with a wedge to two feet at the fifth set up his seventh birdie of the round, and Woods did well to get up and down from greenside bunkers at both the eighth and ninth as he remained on five under par. "Tried a bunch of different shapes and sizes", Woods said. And he's not qualified, for the first time in forever, for the WGC Bridgestone, an event he has won eight times , most recently in 2013. (more...)
Details emerge in LeBron James' reported move to Los Angeles Lakers Details emerge in LeBron James' reported move to Los Angeles Lakers
- July 02, 2018

He embarks on a new road north, following the footsteps of legends. Western Conference teams have won seven of the last 10 league championships. The Raptors aren't good enough to beat the Celtics or 76ers and win the East, but at least they don't have to worry about getting destroyed by James during the first three rounds. (more...)
Mexico eliminated from World Cup with loss to Brazil Mexico eliminated from World Cup with loss to Brazil
- July 02, 2018

The last time Mexico claimed victory over Brazil in a competitive match was in 2007 when they beat them 2-0 in the Copa America. The PSG forward was both architect and executioner for Brazil , sliding home in the second half and then teeing up Roberto Firmino late on, but he also writhed on the floor, seemingly in agony, after Mexico's Miguel Layun had made slight contact with his ankle. (more...)
The plan behind turning Mbappe into the best player in the world The plan behind turning Mbappe into the best player in the world
- July 02, 2018

In the modern game, pace is the one thing that puts the fear of God into defenders and Mbappe has oodles of it in his tank. "Congratulations, Kylian Mbappe ", Pele wrote on Twitter . "As I've already and always said, at a World Cup you have all the top-level players, so it's an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are". (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker in brawl during FIBA qualifying game Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker in brawl during FIBA qualifying game
- July 02, 2018

It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former National Basketball Association journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player. A few fans threw water bottles during the fracas, prompting Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas resident Al Panlilio to later appeal for calm. Referees ejected nine Philippines players: Terrence Romeo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Andray Blatche, Tory Rosario, ... (more...)
Paul George: Watch NBA star CONFIRM Thunder move at Russell Westbrook party Paul George: Watch NBA star CONFIRM Thunder move at Russell Westbrook party
- July 02, 2018

According to a report from ESPN's Royce Young , George is flying into Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon. George was traded to the Thunder nearly a year ago after telling the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign with them. As George has stated in the past, Westbrook was a key reason why he agreed to be traded to the Thunder . Presti said a line that stuck out to him is "scared money don't make none". (more...)
You can swap your Cavs No. 23 for a Lakers jersey You can swap your Cavs No. 23 for a Lakers jersey
- July 02, 2018

He knows what he wants and he's very familiar with the Cavaliers after leading them to four straight NBA Finals since returning as a free agent in 2014 following four seasons in Miami . That comes following a season in which he played in just 18 games across three teams . The Lakers are also continuing their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard to add another superstar to pair with James. (more...)
Brazil 'playing knockouts since second game': Thiago Silva Brazil 'playing knockouts since second game': Thiago Silva
- July 02, 2018

In the large gamut of unusual sporting injuries, there looks to be a new addition, with Brazil left back Marcelo suffering a back spasm during Brazil's last match for a particularly odd reason. Manager Tite said: "I only know that he had a problem with his back". Thankfully it was nothing serious and I'll be back in no time! "He said he locked up when he was leaving the pitch". (more...)
Brazil face ‘attacking’ Mexico in Round of 16 Brazil face ‘attacking’ Mexico in Round of 16
- July 02, 2018

The third day of the 2018 World Cup will see Brazil take on familiar foes Mexico in the first match of the day as both teams look to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup . "It's the biggest game of our lives". The Selecao have the talent in their ranks to win this match; if the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho , Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino put in strong performances, there's a good chance they will come out on top. (more...)
Edinson Cavani outshines Ronaldo but injury could dampen Uruguay's long-term hopes Edinson Cavani outshines Ronaldo but injury could dampen Uruguay's long-term hopes
- July 02, 2018

Edinson Cavani sent Uruguay into a World Cup quarter-final against France with two goals of the highest order eliminating Portugal . Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay the lead early in the first half. I am confident and happy because this team will always fight with all their strength'. Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to comment on his future with Portugal after the European champions were dumped out of the World Cup . (more...)
Max Verstappen refusing to rule out title challenge Max Verstappen refusing to rule out title challenge
- July 02, 2018

Verstappen said he had just tried to do his own race as first Bottas and then Hamilton disappeared from the reckoning. "I am not too impressed to be honest", Ricciardo said in the moments after qualifying. "We discussed it with Renault obviously, and there will be no nicer way of them to sign off this partnership than with an engine that hopefully produces some more wins and who knows what else". (more...)
The Rush: LeBron James joins the Lakers and breaks the internet
- July 02, 2018

He became a free agent last week after turning down his $35.6 million contract option for next season with the Cleveland Cavaliers . James' arrival will obviously benefit the 20-year-old's development as well, as he now has a superstar to help give him more efficient looks, better playmaking opportunities, and championship-proven veteran knowhow. (more...)
Vladimir Putin congratulates Russian Federation while King Felipe consoles Spain
- July 02, 2018

But Russia soon got the equaliser in the 41st minute as Artem Dzyuba smashed home a penalty after his header was blocked by Gerard Pique's arm in the box. And the last game of the round of 16 features a Swedish side that won a tough group versus a Swiss team with issues in the back but enough talent up front to score against anyone. (more...)
Favourites? If you say so - Brazilian midfielder Casemiro Favourites? If you say so - Brazilian midfielder Casemiro
- July 02, 2018

Sweden coach Janne Andersson spoke of his huge pride after his side topped the group with second-half goals against Mexico from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist and an own goal from Edson Alvarez to move into a last-16 meeting with Switzerland . (more...)
LeBron James Signs 4 Year, $154 Million Contract With Los Angeles Lakers! LeBron James Signs 4 Year, $154 Million Contract With Los Angeles Lakers!
- July 02, 2018

James chose to become a free agent after his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he made good on his promise to bring a championship title to what is essentially his home town, having grown up in Akron, Ohio. He is, however, a talisman for winning, both in Miami and with the Cavaliers, and his presence alone as the most singularly dominant player in the game turns the Lakers into a factor. (more...)

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