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The news of the contract signing, like the July 1 announcement the 33-year-old would part ways with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Los Angeles, was announced on Twitter by Klutch Sports, the agency that represents James. Now, the pressure's on Pelinka and the Lakers to give him the supporting cast he needs. Pelinka echoed that by saying "This is a historic moment for the Lakers, and we could not feel more grateful and honored".
  • Pick your England XI for Croatia semi-final

    Pick your England XI for Croatia semi-final

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    But Southgate thinks talk of that handing a physical advantage to England is being overplayed. The pair will battle again on Wednesday, and Alli has told The Guardian that he hopes to embarrass Modric again with another nutmeg on the global stage this time - but his focus will be on attempting to help England reach the World Cup final.
  • India announced playing XI for the 1st ODI against England

    India announced playing XI for the 1st ODI against England

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    Here is how the Indian media and ex-cricketers lavished praise for Rohit Sharma . Hardik Pandya played along with Rohit and eased the burden. England would have posted a much bigger total but for the comeback by the Indian bowlers led by Hardik Pandya who took 4/38.
  • Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

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    If Anthony does become a free agent, the Rockets won't be the only team interested in his services. Ariza joined the Phoenix Suns on a one-year, $15 million deal earlier this month, more than double the salary he made last season. The 10-year veteran was also a key component in Mike D'Antoni's offense, chipping in 7.5 points per game while shooting 36 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
  • France take on Belgium for a place in the final

    France take on Belgium for a place in the final

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    Belgium , after eliminating title favourites Brazil , are hoping to reach the final for the first time and fulfil the potential of their much-lauded "golden generation". But ultimately, France have the edge: the skill, running, intelligence, strength and invention from their trio is surely superior to their opponents.
  • Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer cruises into last eight

    Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer cruises into last eight

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    Roger Federer , the 36-year-old defending champion, knows it is his Wimbledon to lose. "I always enjoy playing against him", said Nishikori, who has beaten the Serb just twice in 15 meetings. He beat Frenchman Gael Monfils for the first time in six attempts and in doing so reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time - at the 10th attempt.
  • Pliskova latest star to fall at Wimbledon

    Pliskova latest star to fall at Wimbledon

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    Williams is the only remaining American in the women's singles bracket. It's also the only Grand Slam tournament in the half-century professional era with zero top-10 seeds in the women's final eight. Camila Giorgi , two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs. Despite the two-year gap since their previous meeting, Williams professed to having watched 52nd-ranked Giorgi play "a lot".
  • Patrice Evra gives reasons Cristiano Ronaldo should snub Manchester United for Juventus

    Patrice Evra gives reasons Cristiano Ronaldo should snub Manchester United for Juventus

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    The Serie A giants still have to negotiate a fee with Madrid and are expected to have to pay upwards of €100m (£88m/$117m), but could go as high as €120m (£106m/$140.5m). Juve, meanwhile, were compelled to publish a statement after their stock price rocketed amid news of the superstar's potential arrival . Will Italian football suit Ronnie? Eagle-eyed followers have spotted Ronaldo's website adorned in Juventus colours, hinting at a possible move, and also citing the selling of ...
  • Transfer News Paulinho returns to Chinese Super League 11 hours ago

    Transfer News Paulinho returns to Chinese Super League 11 hours ago

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    FC Barcelona shock decision to allow Brazil midfielder Paulinho return to China has reportedly been cited as the club's attempt to lure another foreign star to the club. At the last count, the Selecao midfielder made defensive contributions for Barcelona last term and was rewarded with a spot in Brazil's Selecao squad to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Hamilton to 'move on' after Raikkonen apology

    Hamilton to 'move on' after Raikkonen apology

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    Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole position in qualifying for the 2018 British Grand Prix at Silverstone . "At least I would struggle to be that precise in order to take someone out". Formula One Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and Lewis Hamilton have launched the first-ever crowd-sourcing competition in a global sport.
  • Ranking France, Belgium, Croatia, England

    Ranking France, Belgium, Croatia, England

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    England's stars would become immortal like Sir Alf Ramsey's stars of 1966 and Southgate believes lifting the World Cup might be even bigger in this modern world of social media and instant connectivity. "And there's the emotion and also the fans have paid a lot, come a long way and to be able to connect with them". Let us know your thoughts - and if you threw the remote at the TV during Alli's celebrations - by posting a comment below.
  • Roberto Martinez calls Belgium footballers 'quite unique' ahead of France match

    Roberto Martinez calls Belgium footballers 'quite unique' ahead of France match

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    However, as much fun as Neymar has provided - perhaps inadvertently - this World Cup , it all came to a crashing halt in the quarter-finals, meaning Neymar and his team were on the next plane home. "It's a good thing for him and the club". It's a move Neymar has pulled numerous times throughout the World Cup , whether for sympathy, to draw a penalty kick, or some combination of both.
  • Russian Federation coach laments harsh end to World Cup dream

    Russian Federation coach laments harsh end to World Cup dream

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    We've already accomplished something big, but we want to achieve more", he told reporters. Real Madrid midfielder Modric said: "Maybe it is written in the stars that we had to go through the extra drama". The teams who are hard-working, who are compact and united, these are the teams that are still here. Croatia defender Domagoj Vida has revealed Ivan Rakitic played a key role in him scoring a crucial penalty during his side's World Cup quarter-final victory over Russian Federation.
  • Nearly 24 million people tuned in to watch England v Sweden

    Nearly 24 million people tuned in to watch England v Sweden

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    Fantastic", Tim Banks said. England have exceeded expectations by making it to the last four of the World Cup for the first time since 1990. England's fairly muted celebrations reflected the routine nature of the victory over a hard-working Swedish side that had already gone further than expected in its first major tournament without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin

    Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin

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    Open victor Juan Martin del Potro, facing Feliciano Lopez, who is participating in his record 66th consecutive major. The 32-year-old initiated his campaign with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win against his Israeli opponent Dudi Sela in a one-sided opening round encounter.
  • Fabregas, Morata report for Chelsea FC pre-season training

    Fabregas, Morata report for Chelsea FC pre-season training

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    Chelsea travel to Western Australia to take on Perth Glory in a friendly on July 23, before participating in the International Champions Cup with fixtures against Inter, Arsenal and Lyon either side of facing Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5.
  • Federer brings back the SABR at Wimbledon

    Federer brings back the SABR at Wimbledon

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    The bar was set absurdly high by the time Rafael Nadal walked onto Centre Court on Monday but the Spaniard responded with a sensational 6-3 6-3 6-4 defeat of Jiri Vesely to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. The world No 1 proved a quality act against Czech big-hitter Vesely as he swept to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory on Monday. The outsider, who beat Daniil Medvedev in five sets to reach the last-16, faltered at the worst possible moment, however, and gave Federer two break points at 5-5.
  • West Ham Confirm The Signing Of Jack Wilshere

    West Ham Confirm The Signing Of Jack Wilshere

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    The former Arsenal midfielder signs for the Hammers after leaving the Emirates at the end of his contract this summer, ending a 17-year spell with the Gunners. Pellegrini, who has already signed another former Arsenal player Polish goakeeper Lukasz Fabianski and young French defender Issa Diop for a reported £12 million ($16 million, 13.5million euros), is on the brink of bringing in Ukrainian global forward Andriy Yarmolenko, who will cost a club record fee of about 20m euros from German ...
  • Belgium winger Eden Hazard prepares for France clash with fresh trim

    Belgium winger Eden Hazard prepares for France clash with fresh trim

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    Up against him is Deschamps, who he played alongside in France's 1998 World Cup-winning squad and who has been Les Bleus' coach for the past six years. "We have already eliminated the best player in the world [Messi] against Argentina". If France wins, he can not celebrate; it is the same if Belgium wins.
  • Watford Have a £4m Bid For West Bromwich Albion Goalkeeper Accepted

    Watford Have a £4m Bid For West Bromwich Albion Goalkeeper Accepted

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    It's thought a £6.5 million fee has been agreed with his arrival likely to trigger the shock departure of Ben Foster, Albion's undisputed number one for the past eight seasons. West Ham have had a £12m bid for Dawson rejected but they will be tempted by another move for the player following the news of his transfer request.
  • Big crash for Hartley, Hamilton leads final British practice

    Big crash for Hartley, Hamilton leads final British practice

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    The Toro Rosso driver crashed heavily at Brooklands after front left suspension failure pitched him into a spin. Raikkonen and Hamilton spent the remainder of the session swapping times at the top of the order, but a 1m26.722s from Hamilton in the closing stages of the session put the Brit just out of reach.
  • Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit

    Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit

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    Interestingly, the 50-year-old Hierro was handed the managerial position after ex-boss Lopetetgui quit the role to join the Los Blancos as new manager. The former World Cup winners in 2010 played out a 3-3 draw with Portugal during his debut match claimed a narrow 1-0 win over Iran before battling Morocco to a 2-2 draw.
  • I Gave Nabil Fekir Liverpool Opportunity - Lyon Supremo On Star's Future

    I Gave Nabil Fekir Liverpool Opportunity - Lyon Supremo On Star's Future

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    The 24-year-old France global looked the verge of joining Liverpool before this summer's World Cup but the transfer fell through. It is thought the club are still keen to bring in the midfielder and will be boosted by the statement made by Lyon manager Bruno Genesio in which he conceded that Fekir would be allowed to leave this summer if a "bigger club" wanted to sign him.
  • Vettel wins, Hamilton second despite Raikkonen clash

    Vettel wins, Hamilton second despite Raikkonen clash

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    Vettel now leads the title race with 171 points, eight ahead of Hamilton on 163 while Raikkonen is third on 116. Hamilton, a point behind fellow-four times champion Vettel after nine races, has now had six poles at Silverstone and Saturday was his fourth in a row at the circuit he has come to dominate since his debut in 2007.
  • India, England match to be a cracker in the decider

    India, England match to be a cracker in the decider

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    Rohit's unbeaten knock of 100 included 11 boundaries and five sixes and he is now only the second batsman after Colin Munro to have registered three T201 tons. The sides start a three-game one-day global series on Thursday before playing five Tests. They did their homework on Kuldeep and they reaped the rewards.
  • Croatia vs England: Rakitic dreaming of going further than’98 heroes

    Croatia vs England: Rakitic dreaming of going further than’98 heroes

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    This trend has powered the rise of teams that traditionally do not do well in World Cups . " Thank you , Russia . For the atmosphere and the celebration of football". "I'm sure we will recover well", he said. In the later match in Sochi, Russia's fairytale run came to a halt as they were beaten on penalties by Croatia after 120 gruelling minutes of football.
  • Woods, Mickelson planning $10M match-play event

    Woods, Mickelson planning $10M match-play event

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    Now there's reportedly a good chance that we could be treated to a match play event where those two players could sort out their rivalry face-to-face. "How many times have we both won on Tour?" According to Shipnuck, the chilly relationship between the two legends began to defrost after Team USA's loss at the Ryder Cup in 2014, when Mickelson blasted US captain Tom Watson and the PGA of America.
  • Mercedes point finger at Ferrari's 'interesting tactics'

    Mercedes point finger at Ferrari's 'interesting tactics'

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    Hamilton was spun round at the first corner by Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen , but turned in a masterful display, and took advantage of two safety vehicle periods to finish behind Vettel. "We take it on the chin and believe me, I will not give up". Vettel, who achieved his first Silverstone triumph for nine years , was only passed fit after intensive physiotherapy on his neck problems, which had forced him to sit out some practice laps.
  • England into semi-final after win over Sweden

    England into semi-final after win over Sweden

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    Defender Harry Maguire gave his squad a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute and England never looked back. In the second half England goal keeper Jordan Pickford saved the day with stunning defense. Sterling got hold of the loose ball but his shot was deflected over.Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout.
  • Devin Booker signs contract extension with the Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker signs contract extension with the Phoenix Suns

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    He is the third youngest player to ever reach 4,000 points in a career, behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant , and he won the 2018 National Basketball Association 3-point shooting contest, after finishing third in 2017. The Kings will take the floor once again on Sunday night as they face the Los Angeles Clippers Summer League team at 11:00 pm ET on NBATV. "We are thrilled to announce this contract extension with Devin", Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said in a statement.
  • Wimbledon: De Minaur ready to 'leave it all out there' against Nadal

    Wimbledon: De Minaur ready to 'leave it all out there' against Nadal

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    Good start. Second match I played so well - [third round] again, I played a good match. Here's a look at the selected results from Friday's play and a recap of the best action from London. Serena Williams ran her Wimbledon winning streak to 17 matches and moved into the fourth round with a 7-5, 7-6 (2) victory over 62nd-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France, thanks in part to 13 aces.
  • India hold charging England to 198 in T20

    India hold charging England to 198 in T20

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    India chased down a target of 199 in with eight balls to spare and Rohit Sharma ended the innings unbeaten on 100 off 56 balls. The match will start at 1:00 PM GMT, 1:30 PM IST on July 8. Pacer Umesh Yadav was the only sucessful bowling, scalping two wickets. The presence of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan has meant the in-form KL Rahul hasn't been batting at his "favourite" opening slot and it remains to be seen if India will consider restoring him to that role and dropping ...
  • Four boys rescued from Thailand cave; eight delayed 10-20 hours

    Four boys rescued from Thailand cave; eight delayed 10-20 hours

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    It will be an arduous operation, but the rescue teams are prepared. Some Thai officials have proposed leaving the boys and their coach in the cave for four months, until the water subsides and they can walk out. "The boys are physically and mentally fit to come out". The governor in charge of the operation says two divers will accompany each boy as they are gradually extracted.
  • How underdogs Belgium kept World Cup hopes alive

    How underdogs Belgium kept World Cup hopes alive

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    That proved to be Brazil's last chance, and Belgium will march on to their first World Cup semi-final since 1986, where they will face France. An own goal from Fernandinho gave Belgium the lead before De Bruyne doubled their advantage before half time.
  • England beats Sweden 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

    England beats Sweden 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

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    Sweden were a far cry from the side that denied Holland qualification to the World Cup , knocked Italy out of the play-offs and prevented holders Germany making it out of their group. "It means a lot to us", Tottenham player Dier, speaking in Portuguese to ESPN Brasil's Francisco de Laurentiis, said. Confidence, optimism and expectation is sweeping the country as England supporters dare to dream football may be on its way home.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic loses England-Sweden bet to David Beckham

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic loses England-Sweden bet to David Beckham

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    It was also their first clean sheet of this edition, helping them avoid the fate of the Belgium team from 1986, who were the last team make the semis without a single clean sheet. As England entered its second half against Sweden , an unmarked Dele Alli scored the second goal. "We worked on that in practice". The Sweden goalkeeper again frustrated Sterling in the dying embers of the half by thwarting his latest attempt to round him following a fine Jordan Henderson pass.
  • Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team

    Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team

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    Croatia then went ahead with a soft Domagoj Vida header in the eleventh minute of extra time but Russian Federation still managed to bounce back through Fernandes. Fans thought the Selecao would finally end its World Cup title drought. We were lucky, thank God. Brazilian born Mário Fernandes scored Alan Dzagoev's free-kick which landed in the bottom left corner.