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Raptors 'generated buzz' in potential trade for Kawhi Leonard

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The Action Network released their odds after the 2018 NBA Finals and the Raptors were considered huge longshots ( 2.94 percent implied probability ) to land Leonard this offseason. Along with the Boston Celtics, the Sixers are one of the few teams other than the Lakers that have the assets to trade for Leonard. To further complicate things, it's been reported that the Spurs brass doesn't want to trade the 27-year-old former Finals MVP to another team in the West. Read More »

West Ham signs Wilshere from Arsenal

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The 26-year-old, who was linked with a move to Italy , has chose to sign a three-year contract with the Hammers . After 17 years at Arsenal, the 26-year-old has moved on and joined West Ham . West Ham had hoped to sign Anderson for around £35 million but have had to increase their offer. Signing the former Gunner, who has enjoyed loan spells at Bolton and Bournemouth, means acquiring a player laced with Premier League experience. Read More »

Nadal back in Wimbledon quarters after 7 years

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Hsieh's protests to the umpire prompted the match referee to come on court to intervene as the argument lasted over seven minutes before the point was finally replayed, much to Cibulkova's disgust. McDonald began the year earning $780 for losing to the world No 145 Uladzimir Ignatik in the first round of a minor tournament in Playford, South Australia - and three weeks later was taking the world No 3, Grigor Dimitrov, to five sets in the second round of the Australian Open. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony to Rockets? Juicy Summer League sighting blows race wide open

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This offseason has not gone according to plan for the Houston Rockets , as they've seen two key rotation pieces from last season's squad that pushed the Warriors to seven games leave in free agency. Anthony, 34, opted into the final year of his contract in June, and is set to make $27.9 million next season. Many teams have been rumored to be interested, with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on top of the list. Read More »

Rescued Thai boys have been given chocolate and TVs

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Tuesday's operation began just after 10 a.m. A health official earlier described the mental and physical condition of the eight rescued so far as "good", adding they will be kept in hospital for around a week. Since the operation started, the area outside the cave's entrance has filled with media, volunteers and onlookers. A Thai well wisher puts a poster to pray for boys and their football coach . Read More »

It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

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No surprise here, that James has made it official, despite calls from some critics that he should back out of the deal. We've known this since LeBron James let it be known he was going to the Lakers back on July 1, rocking the National Basketball Association world. Read More »

Manchester United host Leicester in Premier League season opener - Ireland

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Facebook will stream live Premier League games in South-east Asia from 2019 after agreeing a three-year €226m deal that breaks yet more ground in how and coverage of elite sports is being consumed. Facebook has been serious about bringing sports streams to its platform and it has even hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton for the goal. They missed out on streaming cricket's Indian Premier League despite an offer believed to be around £450m a year ago. Read More »

How have Three Lions reached the semi finals?

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After the group phase, Neville laid out how he felt the knockout stages would play out in Russian Federation and he pretty much nailed it. Having entered into a freaky wager with the Sweden ahead of a World Cup quarter-final, the Three Lions legend is ready to collect his winnings David Beckham is ready to collect the winnings of a freakish England versus Sweden bet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the LA Galaxy star heading to Wembley for fish and chips. Read More »

Divers go in to save all remaining Thai boys trapped in cave

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Spicy Thai basil leaves on rice, or Pad Krapao, was the meal of choice for the four Mu Pa Academy football players after they were rescued from Tham Luang Cave on Sunday, rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said on Monday. Relatives were able to see them through a glass partition, the governor said. The authorites are still keeping the eight rescued boys away from their parents for fear of infection. Read More »

France keeper Lloris braces for 'complete' Belgium team

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Eden Hazard has been one of the best players at the tournament and stands out in a side crammed with world-class talent. With Hugo Lloris impressing in goal and a solid midfield of Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante, the one potential weakness for France could be their inexperienced defence. Read More »

Is Modric the best midfielder in the world?

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For many fans, the fact that Russian Federation lost only in a penalty shootout against a team widely considered to be one of the most skilled in the tournament was a victory in itself. They took photographs of themselves with the crowd and unfurled a banner saying "we play for you". The day after their hard-fought defeat at the hands of Croatia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup the team visited the Fifa Fan Fest in Moscow to personally thank the fans for their unbelievable support ... Read More »

'I'm just getting started': Serena warns Wimbledon rivals

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And Williams was followed by Rafael Nadal - two titles at Wimbledon , 17 at all Slams - who dispatched 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Yeah, I don't think I'm there yet. The 21-year-old Ostapenko, the youngest player remaining in the women's draw, next faces 33rd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. Read More »

Kieran Trippier pays tribute to England fans

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England's Eric Dier smiles during a press conference for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in St Petersburg July 9, 2018. "I don't rate the French that highly" he told 2fm's Game On ahead of tomorrow's first World Cup semi-finals (Live on RTÉ2 from 6pm). Read More »

Roger Federer cruises into Wimbledon quarter-finals

But Federer again stepped up when it mattered, breaking serve to take the set 7-5 and re-assert his dominance. "[He has] this very calm aura that he brings on the court - that even if everything goes wrong, it still seems like everything is ideal and it's okay", said the 6-foot-4 Tsitsipas. Read More »

England makes final four for 1st time since '90

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The Spurs right-back has been one of the key men in the squad as Gareth Southgate's side have reached the World Cup semi-final. Dele Alli still has to sometimes pinch himself when he considers the strides he has made from League One to a World Cup semi-final with England . Read More »

Modric chasing World Cup dream

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There's no way the Croatia players will have any juice left for England in the World Cup semifinals, right? Saudi Arabia and Egypt were swept aside in the group stage. Majority sang Russian songs in the streets all night, waving Russian flags and sounding the horn. Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic appeared to tweak his hamstring against Russian Federation, which kept him from taking goal kicks by the end of the match. Read More »

Young: England haven't won anything yet

For Didier Deschamps Les Bleus side the time is now for their star-studded roster to show what they are truly capable of after a run of less than thrilling performances on the way to the semi-finals. Is Paul Pogba going to win a World Cup winners' medal? Before this year's installment, the Vatreni - in the midst of their own " Golden Generation " - had long-failed to replicate 1998's famed generation and shine on the worldwide stage. Read More »

Raikkonen just "messed up" in Hamilton clash, says Rosberg

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The Finn was handed a 10-second time penalty for the incident, while Hamilton recovered to finish ahead of Raikkonen on the podium and limit the damage to his world championship prospects. "Thank you for loving me for being me with all my flaws". In France , I lost my wing so I screwed my race. An angry Hamilton said immediately after the Silverstone race: "Interesting tactics I would say from this side but we'll do what we can to fight them". Read More »

France vs Belgium, a short history

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Kevin De Bruyne Scored Belgium's second against Brazil (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)When is Belgium vs France? Modric was superb against Russian Federation, once again putting in a man-of-the-match performance to drag Croatia to the semi-finals. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball (Unsurprisingly) To Play Here After Going Undrafted By NBA Teams

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LiAngelo Ball isn't going to let a few bumps in the road stop him from realizing his dream of making it to the National Basketball Association one day. LaVar Ball, the patriarch of the Ball family, owns the JBA. His younger brother LaMelo added, "It's all business". LiAngelo and LaMelo's team, the Ballers have to be considered the favorites, and there is no question that LaVar is going to be very hands-on with this team. Read More »

Juventus signing Emre Can: Be great to play with Ronaldo here

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Last summer's mega-money move involving PSG paying £222 million to sign Neymar from Barcelona saw several players move as a result, including Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, who is yet to be replaced. The reports came in the wake of Portugal's last-16 exit at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with Ronaldo seemingly close to completing the switch. Read More »

More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

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Major General Bancha, the regional army commander, thanked the rain god Phra Pirun and requested him to "keep showing us mercy". Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and officials said Monday that despite heavy downpours overnight, water levels inside the cave did not rise. Read More »

We'll show Thierry Henry he picked the wrong side

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Belgium's come-from-behind win in the last 25 minutes of their second round tie against Japan would have made Roy of the Rovers envious while France produced a venomous sting in their tale to sweep past Argentina, after also finding themselves trailing in the second half. Read More »

Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

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Only one of the top 10 women's seeds remains after an upset-filled Week 1: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova, the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up. Anderson, Isner and Nishikori all reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time . After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed. The French Open champion looked like she would escape with a match point at 5-3 in the third, but Hsieh rallied to break again and run away with victory. Read More »

Relieved Chris Froome says ready to focus on Tour de France

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The four-time Tour de France victor tested positive for excessive levels of salbutamol during last year's Vuelta a Espana but the World Anti-Doping Agency concluded Froome's results did not constitute an adverse analytical finding. Chris Froome's Team Sky came up four seconds short of winning the team time trial in the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, as Greg Van Avermaet of victorious BMC claimed the yellow jersey. Read More »

Zaman powers Pakistan to victory over Australia

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The left-hand batsman said that coming to Zimbabwe has made a lot of difference for the team in terms of environment and they have come here with a lot of confidence. The previous day, Mire had talked about Zimbabwe batters getting the starts and failing to cash in. The conditions are ideal for cricket in Zimbabwe but the hosts are not being able to score runs and the visiting sides are having fun so far. Read More »

Chris Froome barged off road during Stage 1 - Tour de

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Van Avermaet, who excels at single-day classics, isn't a threat for the overall title but he could keep the lead through the cobblestoned Stage 9 ending in Roubaix. "It's a flawless day, I was a bit scared because Sonny was coming back strong", said Sagan, who also wore the yellow jersey in 2016. The result means that Froome, Porte and Yates were all able to take a chunk of time back after each losing 51 seconds in the dramatic end to stage one on Saturday. Read More »

CCTV appeal after England fans damage taxi

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London Ambulance Service said there was "no excuse" for the vandalism which meant the auto was unable to respond to patients after suffering a smashed windscreen and dented bonnet. "We are better than this England". Sweden lost 2-0 to England in the World Cup on Saturday afternoon, as the two sides battled for an unlikely place in the last four of the competition. Read More »

Maturing France must stifle Lukaku and Hazard, says Varane

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Fifa World Cup has always been dominated by the traditional powerhouses of football. The Brazil forward's world-record switch from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last August was widely viewed as an attempt to push his Ballon d'Or credentials away from Lionel Messi's considerable shadow. Read More »

Nick Kyrgios reflects on his Wimbledon win over Robin Haase

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When the same journalist asked why Kyrgios spoke to the umpire about it if he wasn't upset, the world number 18 said: "Because you generally talk to someone when you're curious about something". Nick Kyrgios plays a shot during his second round match against Robin Haas in London July 5, 2018. Kyrgios had been looking for a fight the entire third set and, not satisfied with himself as an opponent, he had turned his attention to those around him. Read More »