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Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports Randle asked the Lakers to renounce his rights after he recognized how his role could drastically change from the past season and it seemed like the Lakers were not interested in making a longer-term commitment to the Kentucky product.
  • LeBron James to wear No. 23 jersey

    LeBron James to wear No. 23 jersey

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    Klutch Sports, James' Cleveland-based agency, announced that the world's best player had agreed to a four-year, $154 million maximum contract with the Lakers. As for LeBron, this is not another case of him taking the easy path to a championship, as happened when he went to Miami in 2010. Though the team is nowhere near championship contention yet, the front office cleared the first big hurdle.
  • Mexico eliminated from 2018 World Cup after 2-0 loss to Brazil

    Mexico eliminated from 2018 World Cup after 2-0 loss to Brazil

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    Lineker did however give Neymar credit after his goal and assist which fired Brazil through to the World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory, calling the PSG player a " stunningly good footballer ". He darted across the edge of the area before a ideal backheel released Willian, whose low cross fizzed into the danger area where Neymar slid in to turn the ball home.
  • LeBron James Called Kobe Bryant Prior to Choosing the Lakers

    LeBron James Called Kobe Bryant Prior to Choosing the Lakers

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    Now comes the harsh light of evaluation on those players - which ones can help win a title for the Lakers, and which ones are out. Cleveland, Ohio was the home of a championship team for the first time since 1964. Shortly after LeBron's agency broke the news of James signing with the Lakers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Leonard remains focused on playing for L.A.
  • Brazil vs Mexico, 2 July 2018

    Brazil vs Mexico, 2 July 2018

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    Brazil stuttered in their opening game of the tournament against Switzerland, but have since beaten Costa Rica and Serbia, while Mexico set the World Cup alight with a 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their first game, before collecting a 2-1 victory over Korea Republic.
  • Chelsea close to signing Madrid target

    Chelsea close to signing Madrid target

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    What also hands Chelsea an advantage over Liverpool and other suitors is the fact that they are prepared to shell out Roma's €70 million asking price. "I have some ideas in my mind, but I am focusing on the World Cup and have pushed all decisions ahead until after the tournament". If you asked me about [Patrick] Schick I'd say the same thing, I've read so much but no offer has come in.
  • Molinari claims first PGA Tour title in runaway as Woods fourth

    Molinari claims first PGA Tour title in runaway as Woods fourth

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    The Italian (who has twice gone up against Woods in Ryder Cup singles) cruised to his first PGA Tour victory and eighth worldwide with a sizzling final round of 62 in searing conditions at TPC Potomac. "I just wanted to make as many birdies coming in as possible". Woods said his ability to make long putts consistently with his new mallet putter, given its first competitive test this week, has boosted his confidence ahead of his next start at the British Open in three weeks at Carnoustie.
  • South Korea beer sales skyrocket during World Cup games

    South Korea beer sales skyrocket during World Cup games

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    After Toni Kroos' stunning 95th-minute victor gave Germany an unconvincing win over Sweden in their second match, they only needed a win against South Korea to book their place in the last 16. South Korea's 2-0 victory over Germany has created an unlikely bond with Mexico and has sent sales of beer soaring in Seoul on the day of the game.
  • LeBron opts out of Cleveland deal, becomes free agent

    LeBron opts out of Cleveland deal, becomes free agent

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    Although Leonard has reportedly made it clear to other teams he would sign with the Lakers as a 2019 free agent, the likes of the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams to have shown interest. According to the New York Times' Marc Stein , the 76ers feel the same way about their pursuit of the NBA's best player. James will factor in family concerns - he has three children, and his oldest son is a rising hoops star - into the choice of where he plays next.
  • LeBron James Inks A $154M Deal With The Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James Inks A $154M Deal With The Los Angeles Lakers

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    This also means that, for the first time in his career, LeBron will be playing in the NBA's Western Conference, eliminating the chance of next year's NBA Finals being a fifth-consecutive showdown between the Golden State Warriors and whatever side LeBron is on.
  • LeBron James is joining the Lakers: What is your reaction?

    LeBron James is joining the Lakers: What is your reaction?

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    Why did James sign with the Lakers? Why the Lakers suit LeBron: Salary-cap space; business interests; iconic franchise. On top of that, L.A. has become base for the entire James family in recent years. The team didn't wait long to announce their next move. The 33-year-old, whose teams have represented the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association final for the past eight seasons, has agreed to a four-year, $154-million contract (all figure U.S.) with the storied Lakers ...
  • Max Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in F1 standings

    Max Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in F1 standings

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    Verstappen was propelled into the lead of the race as drama unfolded in front, with Valtteri Bottas retiring and Mercedes failing to pit Lewis Hamilton under the ensuing Virtual Safety Car period. The Ferraris will start tomorrow's race on the ultrasoft tyres, having used them to set their Q2 times, while Hamilton and Bottas will have supersofts.
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    Fans will be waiting to see who comes out on top between Modric, and Christian Eriksen , Denmark's standout player. Croatia's Luka Modric and Denmark's Christian Eriksen will be the dangermen on Sunday and it's a midfield head-to-head that Age Hareide is looking forward to.
  • Russia shock Spain as Akinfeev stars in penalty shootout

    Russia shock Spain as Akinfeev stars in penalty shootout

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    Ramos kept Spain in it before Cheryshev put the hosts on the brink of the quarterfinals. Early flickers from Spain came through Isco's measured passing, but when their opening goal arrived after 11 minutes it came from a set piece. Pique leapt to meet a Koke corner, his header deflecting over the bar for another as Spain mounted some late pressure, and Smolov blasted wide as four minutes of added time ticked away with neither side able to find a victor.
  • Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

    Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

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    World Cup holders Germany returned home on Thursday desperately looking for answers following their historic exit, with head coach Joachim Low set to suffer the consequences of a disastrous campaign. "We didn't deserve to be in the round of 16". What a game. What a World Cup . They did not have speed in the game. Heading into the day, Mexico sat atop Group F with six points (two wins in two matches).
  • Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder

    Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder

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    He could also command as much as $176 million in a five-year deal if he chooses to stay in Oklahoma City and pair up with Russell Westbrook for years to come. George committed to remain with the Thunder, according to multiple media reports. The possibility of Paul George teaming up with LeBron James is no more.
  • Kevin Durant to sign 1+1 deal with Warriors

    Kevin Durant to sign 1+1 deal with Warriors

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    The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal can not be signed until Friday. Durant's decision is a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo not thinking about retirement from global football

    Cristiano Ronaldo not thinking about retirement from global football

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    On paper, Uruguay have the stronger team. "We must go back with our heads high and with the confidence that this team will keep winning things". This is the third time that this record has changed hands in Russian Federation, with Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma having both broken it during the group stage.
  • LeBron's early free agency Cavs snub

    LeBron's early free agency Cavs snub

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    James, 33, opted out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers , and he will become an unrestricted free agent. According to ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks, Cleveland can offer James a more lucrative deal than any other team - a five-year max contract in the neighborhood of $205 million.
  • Paul George on Free Agency:

    Paul George on Free Agency: "I Pictured Myself In A Lakers Jersey"

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    He broke out in his third season with the Pacers , averaging 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists while helping the Pacers become one of the best defenses in the association. Expectations Paul George would test free agency have come to fruition. "I want to be a champion", George said , as transcribed by The Oklahoman.
  • Mascherano quits after Argentina lose to France

    Mascherano quits after Argentina lose to France

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    The 19-year-old forward's electric pace caused Argentina problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France overturn a 2-1 deficit and set up a meeting with Uruguay, who later beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal 2-1 in Sochi. "I think there is often a mistaken assumption that possession leads to scoring opportunities", Uruguay's long-serving coach Oscar Tabarez told reporters.
  • Spurs wished Kawhi Leonard a happy birthday, and everything hit the fan

    Spurs wished Kawhi Leonard a happy birthday, and everything hit the fan

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    Leonard is still under contract for another season, but the Spurs, if indeed moving forward with the trade, would benefit most if Leonard was traded sooner rather than later. Ball may be off the Spurs' wish list, according to Bontemps, who wrote that San Antonio was "believed to be uninterested" in the point guard. Boston, though, is skeptical about making a blockbuster trade that would send some of its best young assets for Leonard, who played just nine games last season thanks to a quad ...
  • Messi and Ronaldo face tough challenges

    Messi and Ronaldo face tough challenges

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    The bigger picture is the team; the potency of its tactical system and the efficiency of its style of play. Sampaoli moved to clarify what happened on the touchline during the Nigeria game, where video footage appeared to show the manager asking Lionel Messi whether Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero should be sent on.
  • DeAndre Jordan to opt out of deal, become free agent

    DeAndre Jordan to opt out of deal, become free agent

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    Per ESPN , the Mavericks have about $27.1 million in salary cap space after declining Nowitzki's option. Marc Stein of the New York Times breaks it all down. The Mavs believe that trading up to draft Luka Doncic , the 19-year-old Euroleague MVP, with the No. 3 overall pick was a major step toward putting a competitive product on the floor this season and for the foreseeable future.
  • Paul George informs Oklahoma City Thunder he will become unrestricted free agent

    Paul George informs Oklahoma City Thunder he will become unrestricted free agent

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    Per the report, the Rockets and Sixers are also interested in George-and both those teams are in better position to contend for a title. The Lakers have cleared enough salary cap space for two-max level contracts this summer, which would allow them to sign the four-time MVP and potentially another high profile free agent such as Paul George .
  • Holders Germany knocked out after 2-0 defeat

    Holders Germany knocked out after 2-0 defeat

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    Loew struggled to explain it. "The disappointment of us being eliminated is just huge", Loew conceded. "It was a bit of overconfidence ahead of Mexico - that we can press the button and win". Offered a free header from close in with minutes left on the clock, Mats Hummels missed the ball completely, a ideal snapshot of an afternoon of serial ineffectiveness going forward.
  • Tiger Woods Appears To Be Making A Change To His Game

    Tiger Woods Appears To Be Making A Change To His Game

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    Tiger Woods is returning to the Quicken Loans National this week - an event he helped get started thanks to his foundation - and he may have some tricks up his sleeve. The PGA Tour has made a stop in the District suburbs every year since 1980, save for 2010 and '11 when the tournament moved temporarily to Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia as Congressional made preparations for and then hosted the U.S.
  • Mavericks Exploring Possible Trade For DeAndre Jordan

    Mavericks Exploring Possible Trade For DeAndre Jordan

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    Dallas has repeatedly chased a rim-running center in free agency for almost a decade, and Jordan fits the bill perfectly. The Clippers, in full rebuild mode after parting ways with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin , traded Austin Rivers for center Marcin Gortat earlier this week and appear ready to move Jordan if he does decide to opt in.
  • Warriors Will Pursue DeAndre Jordan

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    Jordan has a deadline of Friday at 11:59 p.m. ET to decide whether he'll opt into the final year of his contract with the Clippers, worth a reported $24.1 million. Jordan, who was second in the National Basketball Association at 15.2 rebounds per game last season, shores up an area that has always been a weakness for a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since winning its first National Basketball Association title in 2011.
  • Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

    Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

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    That 1-1 draw on Monday saw them finish second in Group B to set up a match against Luis Suarez and Uruguay , whereas group winners Spain face an easier-looking tie against hosts Russian Federation. Uruguay will be looking to win their opening four games at a World Cup tournament for only the second time after 1930 when they won the first ever World Cup .
  • Is it now impossible for LeBron James to join the Miami Heat?

    Is it now impossible for LeBron James to join the Miami Heat?

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    Once James lands, it may be a quiet summer, as it's relatively shallow free agent class and few teams have money to spend. Philadelphia would risk losing him in 2019 when he can become a free agent. Ben Simmons likes to see a lot of the ball and the Sixers might have to add more perimeter shooters to make the most of LeBron's assists. "He doesn't mind the thought of LeBron James leaving at all".
  • Gareth Southgate: Colombia clash is England's biggest in a decade

    Gareth Southgate: Colombia clash is England's biggest in a decade

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    The loss meant the Three Lions finished second in Group G and now face Colombia in Tuesday's last-16 tie in Moscow. Had they won their group England would have been on a path to a quarter-final on Friday, July 6 (7pm), on the same evening that Norwich play King's Lynn Town in their first pre-season friendly.
  • Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin publicly comes out as gay

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    After four seasons without much playing time, United shipped him to Minnesota in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick. Martin becomes just the second active MLS player to compete while out as a gay man. 'In light of my experience as a professional athlete, I want to take this moment to encourage others who play sports professionally or otherwise to have confidence that sport will welcome them wholeheartedly, ' he wrote.
  • Why you should be rooting for Mexico to win against Brazil

    Why you should be rooting for Mexico to win against Brazil

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    After looking so good in their first two matches, beating Germany and South Korea , Mexico faced the prospect of a three-way tie if they lost to Sweden . "I think we tried our best, it wasn't a lack of that", Kroos said. The Times also quotes a German source as saying there was an arrogance in the camp that hampered them from the outset, saying: 'The whole squad, the whole organisation, thought they are the World Cup winners.
  • Fellaini signs new United contract to end speculation over future

    Fellaini signs new United contract to end speculation over future

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    Manager Jose Mourinho urged United to do all they could to keep Fellaini, and the 30-year-old claimed that his manager's support was a key factor in him deciding to stay. "I think Jose Mourinho has figured out it's better to have in your team than against you". Sources have told ESPN FC that the Portuguese coach had asked United's hierarchy for assurances he would get a replacement if Fellaini made a decision to leave.
  • Didier Deschamps: France can limit Messi threat

    Didier Deschamps: France can limit Messi threat

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    Argentina lead 6-3 against France in global tournaments including the World Cup and friendlies. Visit SportsLine now to see which teams have the best chance to win the 2018 World Cup and see which long shots can go all the way, all from a European soccer expert who created a model that's returned an 1800 percent profit on the bookmakers' closing odds! Since then, France are unbeaten in eight World Cup fixtures against CONMEBOL opposition (W4 D4).
  • LeBron declines option, becomes free agent

    LeBron declines option, becomes free agent

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    LeBron James has reportedly declined the player option on the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers . LeBron James and his decision will be the talk of the summer. It will be tough for Cleveland to make any significant changes to its roster until it gets an answer from him. What are the Sixers' chances of landing one of them? The rumor started with a tweet from ESPN's Stephen A.
  • Neymar? The leader of this Brazil team is Coutinho

    Neymar? The leader of this Brazil team is Coutinho

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    The team that finish top will meet Mexico with the second placed team meeting Sweden who defeated Mexico earlier today. "There's no greater memory than making history with a fifth match". Brazil defender Thiago Silva has addressed reports suggesting that there is a rift between him and Saint-Germain superstar Neymar . "People talk a lot", he said .