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Vegas Now Considers Raptors Favorite to Land Kawhi Leonard

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The fact Leonard can become a free agent in 2019 presents some issues for other teams looking to build a trade package for Leonard as he has reportedly expressed a desire to join the Lakers. If so, where's he headed-the Lakers, Clippers, or Sixers? The Philadelphia 76ers have been identified as a possible landing spot for Leonard should the San Antonio Spurs trade the star swingman. Read More »

Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, Indianapolis to host Final Four from 2023-26

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San Antonio (2025) and Indianapolis (2026) were picked as the host cities. The home of the NCAA's headquarters since 1999, Indianapolis has hosted March Madness 23 times dating back to 1940. San Antonio beat out bids from North Texas, Los Angeles and Detroit. "We are thrilled for the cities of Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis ". Read More »

13 sleeper picks to win at the Open Championship this weekend

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I was bouncing down the fairways and I didn't care if I shot 82 or 62. Hadwin has played consistently well this season, making the cut in 18 of 19 starts with the lone miss coming at the last major, the U.S. Reed has posted top-10 finishes in each of his past three majors. "It has been a while and I've missed it". I can hit them low too. "You've built up enough experience to know where to hit it and where not to hit it". Read More »

Man jumps bike over Tour de France riders

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Speaking during The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport, Sir Brad said that Brailsford would "certainly get in both their ears and make them both think that they can win it as a way of motivating them" and would be keen to keep both riders high on General Classification for as long as possible into the race until a natural selection occurs leaving one rider as outright team leader. Read More »

Giant LeBron James banner in Cleveland comes down

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers , leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time to join one of the NBA's most iconic franchises. It was a striking change in Gilbert, who had written his letter in comic sans font and had called James the "so-called King". According to McGee, James has had him blocked on Instagram for years. Read More »

Could Kawhi Leonard Sit Out Season After Raptors Trade?

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Leonard, who has one year and $20 million left on his current contract, spent last season feuding with Spurs coaches and executives while nursing a somewhat mysterious series of injuries. Leonard can become a free agent next summer while DeRozan has three years left on his contract. The diagnosis of Leonard's injury and subsequent rehabilitation drove a wedge between the Spurs and Leonard, who wound up getting a second opinion and rehabbing in NY for most of the second half of the season. Read More »

Mafi arrested for assaulting Rebels teammate

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Melbourne Rebels have fined departing forwards Amanaki Mafi and Lopeti Timani $15,000 each for their physical altercation in New Zealand last weekend. The terms of his bail mean he can not associate with teammate Timani. "Both players remain in New Zealand with Mafi now in police custody following an altercation between the two players", RA said. Read More »

Thai cave boys to leave hospital and speak to media

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Elon Musk has apologised to a British expat who helped with the rescue of 12 schoolboys trapped in a cave in Thailand after calling him "pedo guy". "We were digging stones on top of the hill and we heard voices", said 14-year-old Adul Samon. Read More »

My journey has just begun: Serena Williams

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Williams , who made a Grand Slam final just 13 matches into her comeback from a hard pregnancy, 10 months after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia , said making the title round at SW19 was an "opportunity". When asked if the delayed start to the women's final had any impact on hr preparations, she pointed out that throughout the whole tournament, she had never had a first match on start time. Read More »

Astros' Alex Bregman wins All-Star Game MVP after go-ahead HR in 10th

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After leading 2-1 since the third inning, the National League tied it up in the bottom of the 7th. Scooter Gennett tied it for the National League in the ninth with a two-run homer . It was a quiet night for the Red Sox All-Stars. It was Sale's third consecutive start in the All-Star Game, which made him the first pitcher to do that since Philadelphia's Robin Roberts from 1953-1955. Read More »

India call up Kuldeep Yadav for forthcoming Tests against England

He is not part of the squad named. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah who was injured during the first T20I against Ireland will be available for selection from the 2nd Test onwards. Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair , Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Read More »

Woods says British Open is his best chance of winning another major

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Tiger Woods , however, said that controlling a driver that can potentially roll for 80 yards or more can make that strategy risky. "And I think that's the fun challenge of it". The more Woods hits driver, the more trouble he finds. McIlroy's greatest asset, both then and now, was his driving - he put on clinics at Congressional and Kiawah, Hoylake and Valhalla. Read More »

Visa-free entry into Russian Federation all year round!

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At a ceremony held at the Kremlin's Armorial Hall, Putin handed over a red and white World Cup football to the emir of Qatar, where the next world football championship will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022, according to a Kremlin statement. Read More »

Hader apologizes for offensive tweets that surfaced during All-Star Game

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Hader was removed from the game shortly after the home run, and that's when he found out about the tweets. While some of Hader's tweets appeared to be quoting song lyrics, others didn't, such as tweets that read " I hate gay people ", "KKK" and a fist emoji followed by " white power lol ", according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan . Read More »

Wenger: I stayed at Arsenal too long

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The ones I am most proud of are the ones that cost little but turned out to be top class. Kolo Toure, Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Nicolas Anelka", he answered, according to the Daily Mirror . The Frenchman also admitted that his obsession with football was to the detriment of his personal relationships stating that "you wake up at 3am thinking about team selection, tactics, formations". Read More »

India vs England, 3rd ODI, Live Cricket Score and Updates

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The sides will now contest a five-match Test series, which begins at Edgbaston on August 1, before games at Lord's (August 9), Trent Bridge (August 18), The Ageas Bowl (August 30) and The Oval (September 7). Shardul Thakur was the solitary batsman to cause any trouble when he hit the only two sixes of the innings in the penultimate over. He bowled Kohli with a superb leg-break and had Raina caught low at leg-slip by Root. Read More »

Josh Hader apologizes after offensive tweets resurface

Many offensive tweets that included racist and homophobic thoughts from Hader surfaced during the game. "I got done with the game, and they said I need to kind of look at what's going on", Hader said. When asked to provide context for the messages, he replied that he didn't know what was circulated but said he was "sure" they were rap lyrics. "There is no excuse for what is said". Read More »

Rumors: Houston Rockets are frontrunners to land Carmelo Anthony

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D'Antoni coached Anthony when they were both at the New York Knicks for two seasons from 2011 to 2012. " Sources believe the Rockets are in a great position to eventually land Carmelo, in part because Chris Paul - his close friend - can serve as a compass, helping keep Melo on track as a floor-spacing weapon and not the ball-stopping, high volume scorer he was in OKC a year ago", he reports . Read More »

Philadelphia Phillies: 3 reasons a Manny Machado trade sounds ideal right now

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They gave me that. Hey, maybe word will come out during the game tonight, and Manny will just switch caps mid-inning. "There will be a time and place where I'll be here again, answering questions if it happens or it doesn't". Corey Seager is out for the season after Tommy John surgery, which has left a void for the Dodgers at shortstop. The forecast gives the Dodgers a bit of a boost, going from 94.1 wins without Machado to 94.6 with the addition of the Orioles infielder. Read More »

Vince to replace injured Jason Roy in ODI India series decider

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Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan's match-winning partnership proved India can not be relying on only one player. England likely XI: Jason Roy/James Vince/Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow , Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. Read More »

Browder: Trump May Have Agreed To Help Russian Prosecutors Pursue Him

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That last sentence was what he corrected Tuesday. But muddling his message, Trump added that it "could be other people also". I have President Putin. While Trump was not entirely without defenders, the bipartisan consensus was broadly hostile to his stance in Helsinki - as the top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan made clear at a press conference on Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Read More »

Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby

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Jesus Aguilar represented the Milwaukee Brewers in the Home Run Derby on Monday night, but fell short in the first round . The mugshot of Bryce Harper's brother, Bryan - who is technically still part of the Nationals organization, playing for the team's AA affiliate Harrisburg Senators, but who is also definitely not Bryce. Read More »

Pirates look to stay hot in doubleheader against Brewers

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His only hit allowed was Dickerson's homer . He struck out two and walked none. Brewers starter Chase Anderson (6-7), who had allowed one run in each of his previous four starts, gave up two on the homers. Jordy Mercer then drove in Bell with a double. Brewers: OF Eric Thames (right hamstring tightness) and RHP Junior Guerra (right forearm) were placed on the 10-day disabled list. Read More »

Woods says British Open has become best shot at a major

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Sixty-year-old Bernhard Langer is a 500-1 shot. Watson, who had won the last of his five Open titles in 1983, missed a putt to win the title that year then lost in a play-off to fellow American Stewart Cink. "Sitting here being a major champion, winning the green jacket, it just shows the hard work and dedication that not only I had, but my team and my wife had. Read More »

Liverpool make €70 million Alisson swoop

But according to The Times , the 25-year-old has given an indication that he would prefer to join Liverpool instead of Chelsea . The newspaper says that Chelsea - who have also been strongly linked with Alisson recently - are reluctant to pay that kind of money for the goalkeeper but Liverpool's offer will force them to show their hand. Read More »

People now want French and Croatian presidents to fall in love

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Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar , whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. Another said: "We are few, but we believed and that is enough". He said the country was "thankful for the millions of kind words that the World Cup guests said about Russian Federation and our people". Read More »

Raptors Could Be In 'Driver's Seat' To Trade For Kawhi Leonard

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Windy appeared on Zach Lowe's podcast, The Lowe Post , on Monday, and shared his opinion on the status of negotiations around the league. Because Leonard is a player teams fear could be a one-year rental, many offers are modified. That number is likely larger, but it's nonetheless notable for a sluggishly-moving situation for the Spurs, who have not received impressive-enough offers for their swingman with one year left on his contract and a reported expectation he would like to join the Los ... Read More »

Eden Hazard should consider leaving Chelsea, says Roberto Martinez

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea have placed a £200 million world record price tag on Eden Hazard as they prepare for a possible switch to La Liga side Real Madrid this summer. Hazard told reporters: "After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different. You know my preferred destination", Hazard disclosed. Read More »

Manchester United kick-off pre-season training in America without Alexis Sanchez

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As is so often the case with high-profile new arrivals who struggle to justify the huge sums involved to sign them, the harder Sanchez tried, the worse he got as United ended the season without a trophy. Sources said Sanchez is hopeful of clearing up the issue in the coming days and should be free to join Jose Mourinho and the rest of the squad in Los Angeles this week. Read More »

Liverpool Make Official Bid For Roma Keeper Alisson

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If Alisson's move to Liverpool doesn't materialise, or he elects to join Chelsea , 41-year old Alison will undoubtedly get some abuse from fans in her mentions. The Blues are in the market for another goalkeeper amid intense speculation linking Thibaut Courtois with a move to Real Madrid and Alisson has been identified as a possible replacement for the Belgian worldwide. Read More »

Usain Bolt's agent confirms A-League talks

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The 31-year-old Jamaican, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, retired from athletics last year following the World Championships in London. Australian football agent Tony Rallis claims a deal between the Mariners and Bolt has been agreed "in principle". Read More »

Tiger Woods: I thought I might never play the Open again

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Look what Tom [Watson] did at Turnberry at 59. "So it's possible. Greg [Norman] was there at Birkdale, I think about 54-ish". It certainly can be done. I've changed putters. I've tweaked my swing a little bit and everything's gotten just a little bit better. "I would like to see him put up that money". Read More »

Thousands of police deployed ahead of Champs Elysées parade

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Joy over the victory brightened the Monday morning commute in Paris , with young people in cars still singing and shouting in celebration. France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia Sunday. Read More »