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Draymond Green, Kevin Durant pushing for Warriors to sign Jamal Crawford

In 80 regular season games (eight starts), he averaged just 7.3 points per game on 37.7 percent shooting from three-point range (17.4 minutes per game). "They're raising the level of play for everybody and every team, and that's what's so cool about it". He contributes nothing defensively, categorically (0.6 combined steals and blocks per game last year) or via the eye test, though advanced data is at least not in negative territory as to his defensive ability (0.3 Defensive Wins Shares last ... Read More »

Basketball: Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

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The San Antonio Spurs are now "ready" to trade Kawhi Leonard , according to a new piece of intel from the New York Times' Marc Stein. Multiple reports this week have suggested that the team has finally given up hope of convincing him to stay and have chose to move on and seek the best possible deal to offload him. Read More »

Fans Think The Simpsons Predicted The World Cup Final

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If Mexico had won against Sweden yesterday, they would have ended up in the bottom half, meaning the teams couldn't meet until the final and a Portugal v Mexico final wasn't off the table. Although, it seems like a bit of a stretch, as the episode doesn't mention the exact year and there's no real mention of " World Cup ". At this point, we realize that "The Simpsons " are wizards and have possibly predicted every big event since the dawn of time, and we're now just catching on to it. Read More »

LeBron James opts out and the free agency insanity begins

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Houston and Cleveland could still conceivably work out a sign-and-trade, but doing so is far more complicated than simply making a deal would have been had James picked up his player option. Marks has the pool of teams in the running down to three: the Lakers, the Sixers and the Cavaliers . After the departure of Kyrie Irving last summer, James has been a lone soldier for much of the year and nearly single-handedly dragged his team back to the finals. Read More »

Dallas Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki's team option, plan to re-sign

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The Dallas Mavericks are widely expected to sign Jordan, who opted out of his $24.1 million contract for the 18-19 season. The Mavs will likely offer Jordan either a one-year deal in the neighborhood of his player option (around $20-24 million) or sign him to a multi-year deal at a lower annual price. Read More »

Argentina ready to test France World Cup credentials

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Then, after Marcos Rojo's 86th-minute victor secured Argentina's place in the last 16, he made a middle-finger gesture with both hands. He's won 3 Ballon d'Or awards, 3 Uefa Best Player, and 3 European Champions Cup (club-level). Not just (Diego) Godin. But Ronaldo has four goals already at the tournament compared to Messi's one. "They are a typical South American side", said Santos. Read More »

World Cup match report Mexico v Sweden 27 June 2018

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A loss to Sweden on Wednesday combined with a Germany win against Korea would put Mexico , Germany and Sweden all on six points. And that has Mexico guessing which approach the Swedes will take Wednesday. Hirving Lozano and Sebastian Larsson get all high and mighty. "I am not like that (gloating), it is not like that in sport". Hernandez was fortunate not to concede a 29th-minute penalty for handball, referee Pitana signalling for play to continue with a corner after a trip to ... Read More »

Fellaini signs new United contract to end speculation over future

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Belgian outlet HLN , as quoted by Metro , is reporting that the 30-year-old midfielder has chose to stay at Old Trafford after the Red Devils made a breakthrough in talks with the former Everton man. Also, I feel like this team, under José, still has a lot we want to achieve", Fellaini told the club's website. Fellaini paid tribute to manager Mourinho on the announcement of his new contract. Read More »

Why UEFA banned AC Milan from Europa League

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The CFCB, however, ruled out the club's claims and decided in favour of banning the club from participating in next season's Europa League . UEFA , however, said AC Milan can appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The club finished the Serie A season in sixth place, qualifying for the Europa League . A ban from European competition, even if only for a year, severely restricts the clubs earning capacity. Read More »

Germany knocked out of World Cup by South Korea

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Sweden and Mexico finished on six points, with the Scandinavians finishing first on goal difference. "I'm shocked", Germany coach Joachim Löw told reporters. Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup after losing to South Korea in Kazan . Kim Seung-gyu had played at the 2014 World Cup and had 32 caps, followed by Kim Jin-hyeon, who starred in South Korea's run to the 2015 Asian Cup final, with 14. Read More »

Anthony Joshua to face Alexander Povetkin next

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Mendoza said: "Today the WBA requested an answer from Anthony Joshua's team regarding his fight with the mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin ", per Sky Sports . A Joshua-Povetkin bout would push the Joshua-Wilder unification fight to early 2019 at the soonest and possibly longer depending on the schedules for each fighter. Read More »

Spurs and Lakers believe Kawhi Leonard trade clinches LeBron to LA

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Philadelphia views the situation very similarly to the end of Paul George's tenure in IN 12 months ago: The Spurs have a fractured relationship with their star and Leonard's camp has publicly postured for San Antonio to trade him. However, Lonzo's father LaVar Ball is another story. The video above (and shown below) is from NBA Weekly, a Facebook Live show. The team has Dejounte Murray and signed Patty Mills to a new four-year deal in 2017 that runs through 2020-21. Read More »

Real Madrid to accept Ronaldo bid from Manchester United

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Fenerbahce finished second last season and Wilshere should offer an ideal long-term replacement for 37-year-old midfielder Emre Belozoglu. However, Alisson's future at the Stadio Olimpico has been in serious doubt as he's attracted interest from several clubs this summer with TeamTalk reporting earlier this week that Chelsea had joined Liverpool and Real Madrid in the race to sign the South American stopper. Read More »

Korean consul general to Mexico drinks tequila with fans at embassy

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They lost their opening game 1-0 to Mexico and needed Toni Kroos's dramatic late free-kick to beat Sweden 2-1. Germany's World Cup title defense came crashing down in the most inglorious fashion imaginable on Wednesday. "We need to draw the right conclusions". They played so well in the other matches, it got my hopes up. Furthermore, 1998 World Cup winners France failed to advance out of the group stage as well, making it four out of five World Cup winners whose next tournament ended ... Read More »

South Koreans celebrate after historic World Cup victory

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Asked about Kim's strike, which was allowed after Toni Kroos was adjudged to have played the ball backwards, Loew said: "The player was in an offside position - that's what I saw". Then six minutes into stoppage time, with Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in possession in the opponents' half, Ju Se-jong gained control of the ball, launched it forward and Son Heung-min tapped into an empty net to score the second. Read More »

Wilder lets fly at Joshua in expletive-ridden tirade

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Talks for a massive showdown between Joshua and Wilder broke down this week after the WBA ordered the unified world champion to make a mandatory title defence against Alexander Povetkin. Hearn said that he had sent a contract to Wilder and his management team nine days ago but had yet to hear back from him or his team regarding an update on the terms of the contract. Read More »

Tunisia ends World Cup quest with win against Panama

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The North African side ensured they won't leave Russian Federation 2018 empty-handed but they were forced to overcome a Panama side who came close to recording their first ever World Cup win. Nabil Maaloul's men, having got their equaliser barely six minutes into the second half were pumped up to push for more. Ben Yousseff picked up a neat low cross from Khazri to slot the ball home from close range. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs re-engage in Kawhi Leonard trade talks

Leonard, who turns 27 on Friday, is entering the final guaranteed year of his deal and will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019 if he declines his $21.3 million player option. If president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka are successful, it would reportedly 'clinch' a commitment from LeBron James . Read More »

Ireland vs India 2018, T20I series: 3 possible Irish threats for India

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Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked up 3-38 Wednesday, suggested that the team did not read too much into England's unbeaten performances in the five-match one day worldwide series and the one-off T20 match against Australia. India play the 2nd T20I against Ireland on June 29 at the Village, Dublin . Predicted playing XI: Kohli (c) Rohit, Dhawan , Rahul, Raina, Dhoni (wk), Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Umesh, Kaul. Read More »

Michy Batshuayi's Goal Celebration Was More Entertaining Than The First Half

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The Chelsea man went to kick the ball back into the net as he celebrated Januzaj's strike. But unfortunately the striker missed the target from point-blank range and the ball ricocheted back off the post, before smacking into his face. "Ahahha I knew I would be f***** the minute I come to my mentions (sic) why am I so stupid bro". Some on Twitter said it was the highlight of a game that drew boos from both sets of fans at halftime. Read More »

Nigeria exit #WorldCup after loss to Argentina leaving fans heartbroken

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The 58-year-old manager has already come under heavy criticism at the World Cup , with rumors circulating that the Argentina players have started to take control of the dressing room due to Sampaoli's tactics. Thanks to the two results, the South American giants finish second in Group D in what Lionel Messi and Argentina fans will remember as a small miracle. Read More »

Tigers fire pitching coach over racist rant

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His most successful run as a coach was with the Chicago Cubs, where he served as pitching coach from 2012-17, serving on the World Series winning 2016 squad. Chris Bosio was in his first season as Tigers pitching coach. "It's just the way it is, and it's a really sad deal". Primarily a starter for the Brewers and Mariners over an 11-year Major League Baseball career, Bosio went 94-93 with a 3.96 ERA, and he threw a no-hitter for Seattle in 1993. Read More »

Germany Have Been Knocked Out Of The 2018 World Cup

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Defender Alvarez's own goal makes the seventh time at this World Cup that a player has sent the ball into his team's net - a tournament record with 22 matches still to be played. "There will be other tournaments where we can cheer again", Steffen Seibert wrote. "We deserved to be eliminated", Germany coach Joachim Loew said. Read More »

England's game v Colombia 'biggest knockout game for decade'

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England and Belgium went into their final Group G match having already sewn up qualification to the knockout rounds. England coach Gareth Southgate took defeat to Belgium on the chin on Thursday as he looked ahead to the country's "biggest game for a decade" in the World Cup last 16. Read More »

Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock

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With Sweden winning 3-0 against Mexico in the other Group F game, and it being goalless in Kazan , Germany knew they had to score in a frantic finish. "We all played hard for our fans back home and tried to make sure we'd have no regrets at the end". Quite incredibly, Germany , who went into the tournament as one of the favorites, finished in last place in Group F. Read More »

LeBron James asked Kevin Durant about going to LA

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Vardon reports that there was no contract between James or Durant's camp. "The process worked out pretty well, we got 50 wins past year , we got a lot of talented players on the team", Embiid told USA TODAY Sports ahead of last week's National Basketball Association draft. Read More »

Korea end Russian Federation 2018 with stunning win, 2 painful losses

I take responsibility for that and stand up for that, but I thought it was a good team. In the other game in the group, leaders Mexico keep an unchanged team from the side that defeated South Korea in the second match. South Korea started the tournament with a 1-0 loss to Sweden at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18. Originally called out for offside, the goal was given after video review. Read More »