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Boomers and Philippines match erupts in 'sickening' brawl that sees match abandoned


The score ended in Australia's favor at 79-48, when officials called off the game after repeated (and seemingly intentional) fouls from the Philippines. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio addressed the crowd after the brawl subsided. After toppling a pile, Maker was punched in the back of the head by Terrence Bill Romeo of the Philippines. Read More »

Re-signing Paul George was one pricey proposition for the Thunder (Sportsnaut)


At the moment of that trade, it seemed like the Thunder had erred. Coming out the same day as the party was The New York Times' Marc Stein reporting that George is "strongly considering" a two or three-year deal with the Thunder . It's unclear whether another team would be interested in such a deal, but for example Oklahoma City could deal Anthony to the Milwaukee Bucks for Matthew Dellavedova , John Henson and Tyler Zeller (whose 2018-19 salary would have to be guaranteed for ... Read More »

LeBron James's National Basketball Association move to LA has really got people talking


For the second time in his career, James is saying goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers , who drafted the teenage sensation from Akron in 2003 and have to be satisfied with winning just one title in the 11 years they had him. And if the National Basketball Association decides to scrap its current one-and-done draft requirement, the rule that stipulates draft hopefuls must be at least one year removed from High School, then the possibility of James Jr being drafted straight out of High School ... Read More »

Roger Federer finds Wimbledon 2018 opener ‘nerve-racking’


Nadal's triumph - his first at Wimbledon - fuelled an epic rivalry that reminds Federer of the way Barcelona striker Messi and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo have slugged it out for the top prizes in football. After losing to Federer in successive Wimbledon finals, Nadal finally got the better of the Swiss star in a thrilling 2008 clash many regard as the finest ever to grace the hallowed Centre Court. Read More »

Mexico coach Osorio: Brazil's best player is Philippe Coutinho


Brazil entered this World Cup as a favorite to win the whole thing, and despite worries over an injury to star Neymar, the team continued to improve game-to-game in group play, led by Philippe Coutinho's stellar performances. Mexico will be looking for their first quarterfinal berth in 7 successive attempts. Marcelo will be a big miss for Brazil as a key component in his side's attacks down the left. Read More »

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO


Pepe's goal was the first time the South Americans' defense had been breached in this tournament, but they stood firm after that and are beginning to look like genuine contenders moving into the latter stages in Russian Federation. A short corner catches the South Americans off guard, it is whipped in by Guerreiro, meeting the head of Pepe who powers home from a matter of yards out. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers instantly become a contender with LeBron James

The Cavs have been battling it out with Curry's Golden State Warriors over the past few years, with the two sides reaching the NBA Finals for the last four years in a row. He hinted he was ready to leave the Cavaliers at the end of the 2017-18 season. That's $38.5 million per season. He left on terms that weren't great the first time around, but he came back and now leaves on the best possible terms. Read More »

Andy Murray out of Wimbledon with hip injury

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Wimbledon as he continues his recovery from hip surgery. While Murray looked good at times, he said on Sunday that he wasn't ready to compete in a Grand Slam event. German fourth seed Alexander Zverev , who has yet to get past the last 16 at Wimbledon , was among the first to seek out Murray's expertise. These things are significantly better than what they were a few months ago. Read More »

Another giant falls as Russian Federation eliminate Spain

Spain have conceded five goals in three games at this World Cup , three in the 3-3 draw against Portugal and two in the 2-2 tie with Morocco, and kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 success versus Iran. Sweden and Switzerland have both performed admirably at the World Cup but neither should strike fear into English hearts. Akinfeev saved Koke's penalty to give Russian Federation the advantage. Read More »

Germany eliminated from the World Cup


We have everything to gain tomorrow so from that perspective mentally, we are very strong, we believe in what we do. "I felt I would have enough time to first control the ball". That was the problem, for Germany . Elsewhere Leon Goretzka comes into the midfield whilst Sami Khedira is preferred to Ilkay Gundogan. And as fans woke up to a World Cup without the holders this morning, the mockery online continued. Read More »

Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers


After one year with the Thunder, George liked the organization enough to re-sign there on a four-year deal instead of joining the Lakers. The Rockets were tantalizingly close to a trip to the NBA Finals this spring, and Paul's coming back to get over that hump. Read More »

Colombia downplay 'favourites' tag against England


England meanwhile have the much easier looking fixtures, with Colombia up next, before a potential quarter final against Sweden or Switzerland. Alli, 22, has missed England's last two outings against Panama and Belgium after suffering a muscle injury following the 2-1 win over Tunisia but is now set to face Colombia in the last 16. Read More »

Russian Federation vs. Spain live stream

However, they kept their composure and eventually levelled things with a penalty after Gerard Pique's hand-ball inside their penalty box. Edinson Cavani was the match-winner as Uruguay edged out Portugal on Saturday evening, but the two-goal striker was unable to finish the match after sustaining a suspected hamstring injury in the 74th minute of the game. Read More »

Cavs owner praises LeBron, promises to retire his jersey


Should James re-sign with a shortened one-plus-one deal in Cleveland, his compensation for 2018-19 would be $35.4 million, and 2019-20 would jump to $38.2 million as the option year. James will make his next public comments on July 30 in Akron when he opens a public school started by his family foundation. The Lakers could take a conservative approach by signing James, and retaining Julius Randle, who is a restricted free agent. Read More »

LeBron James signs $154M deal with Lakers


James' management on Sunday announced he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league's most storied franchises and switching conferences to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own legacy. Read More »

Fans mob Mo Salah after his address was leaked on Facebook


Additionally, he is reportedly considering quitting the national team after getting swept up in a political conflict in Chechnya . The state-run Al Ahram newspaper reported the number of fans kept increasing, reaching the hundreds, and police had to intervene to disperse the crowds. Read More »

Liverpool, Man United want to sign 25-year-old Premier League star


The 25-year-old has impressed at Spurs since his £22 million move from Bayer Leverkusen almost three years ago, scoring 47 goals in 139 appearances for the club. South Korea still have a slim chance of reaching the last-16 after losing their matches against Sweden and Mexico but they require a victory over Germany. Read More »

Wallaby star Folau loses appeal against 1-match ban


Wallabies flanker Ned Hanigan predicted the Folau appeal finding would set a precedent involving actions after contesting the ball. The Waratahs fightback was all the more gutsy with their preparation was rocked with superstar fullback Israel Folau officially ruled out less than 24 hours before kick-off. Read More »

LeBron James Does Not Like Houston as a City


Despite his numerous accolades and iconic moments, LeBron James says one thing would stand above the rest as his crowning National Basketball Association achievement. National Basketball Association free-agency begins July 1, but it is possible James opts into the final, 2018-19, season on his contract in order to facilitate a trade in advance. Read More »

LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154M contract with LA Lakers


James is a four-time NBA MVP and two-time Olympic gold medalist. "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons", Akron-native James wrote. We can suspect forever what was said by managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer during the meeting, but it never really mattered. Read More »

Liverpool hero Xabi: Keita's no defensive midfielder


Liverpool on Wednesday announced that new midfield signing Naby Keita will play wearing the No.8 shirt last worn by club legend and former captain Steven Gerrard . But with the players they have and Jurgen Klopp as manager, there's a sense that the Reds have so much more to give. "I would like to be able to achieve a similar kind of season with them next season - but even better". Read More »

LeBron James' decision sends social media wild


Hours before it was revealed James would play for the Lakers, rumors swirled he would be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. But despite claiming the Eastern Conference crown for a fourth straight year, James was given a blunt reminder of how far short the Cavs are of a championship caliber team when they were swept 4-0 by the Warriors in the Finals. Read More »

Tennis Star Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon

Wimbledon tweeted support for Murray and wished him "all the best with your journey back from injury". Of course, it remains entirely possible that Murray's degenerative hip condition will catch up with him before the year is out, and that he will accept defeat in this lengthy and painful battle to regain full match fitness. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe: France manager predicts star will be BETTER than Ronaldo


The 19-year-old forward, who has since moved to Paris Saint-Germain, single-handedly guided France into the quarter-final of the tournament, with a stunning performance against Argentina on Saturday. "I'm very happy and it's flattering to be the second teenager [to score twice in a World Cup game] after Pele but let's put things in context: Pele is another category, but it's good to be among these people", Express UK quoted him. Read More »

LeBron James won't meet in person with Cavs when free agency starts


The Lakers made waves with their signing of James, but they would seriously shift the power balance of the Western Conference by acquiring Kawhi Leonard . This is interesting, especially considering James has no meeting scheduled with the Cavs at the moment . So much for the Cleveland Cavaliers getting a face-to-face meeting with LeBron James in an attempt to entice him to re-sign. Read More »

Durant, Paul to re-sign with teams

Durant will be paid about NZ$45 million this coming season, about NZ$7.4 million less than he could have commanded if the deal was structured differently. James helped Cleveland to their first National Basketball Association title in 2016, as they overturned a 3-1 deficit in the National Basketball Association finals to beat Golden State . Read More »

Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal


Saturday night, reports indicated James might be interested in joining up with Pelicans free agent center DeMarcus Cousins in Los Angeles, though it's unclear if that remains the case. James, in contrast, hasn't missed the postseason since his second National Basketball Association season in 2004-05, and has appeared in eight straight Finals. Read More »

LeBron James Speaks to Cleveland GM as Free Agency Opens


Regardless of how it plays out, the Lakers can take solace in the fact that they have the best player in the world on their roster. The deal comes just two days after the OH native declined the player option to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2018-2019 season, making James an unrestricted free agent with room to negotiate what he wanted next. Read More »

Shutout seals title for Beavers


They knew it as soon as they completed that ninth-inning rally Wednesday, stunning their opponent with gutsy heroics. Finishing the job was their mantra. He instantly starred as Arkansas' leading man, striking out No. 3 hitter Larnach and cleanup man Rutschman on a grounder to first. And they weren't the same. Read More »

Woods' best in three months, Molinari's first PGA win at TPC Potomac


He briefly led after a birdie on No. 14, but bogeyed three his last four holes to finish two out of the lead, tied with Kirk Triplett (68). Ancer was tied for the lead after the opening round at the Memorial, which is the only other time he has been atop the leaderboard after any round on the PGA Tour. Read More »

76ers are butting in on LeBron James sweepstakes


While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. It is believed the Cavaliers , Sixers and Los Angeles Lakers are the three teams in contention to sign James this offseason, though the Denver Nuggets are reportedly trying to get a meeting with James as well, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports. Read More »

Ricciardo - I should have raised concerns over qualifying strategy earlier


To make matters worse for the Australian, the two Red Bulls will be split by Romain Grosjean and Sebastian Vettel on the grid after the Ferrari driver was given a three-place penalty. "So there was a bit of frustration from both". "We had three runs and I was just punching a hole for everyone and I think if you've got one run each, fair enough but I'm not that happy that's all". Read More »

Denver Nuggets’ very active free agency continues with…LeBron James??


Their roster would be constructed to his liking with shooters like Gary Harris and Jamal Murray plus another talent like Jokic, and you've got something cooking. James opted out of the final year of his contract with the Cavaliers on Friday and it's been speculated that the Lakers are the front-runner for the four-time MVP. Read More »