• LeBron James and Paul George's decisions imminent
LeBron James and Paul George's decisions imminent

But in a fresh twist today, George was spotted dining at an upmarket restaurant, Catch, in Los Angeles by ESPN reporter Arash Markazi. However, his year with the Thunder may have been enough to convince him that he can find more success for now with Westbrook in OKC.

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  • Man Utd Nabil Fekir transfer talks hint as Liverpool deal stalls
Man Utd Nabil Fekir transfer talks hint as Liverpool deal stalls

Nabil is now on global duty with France at the World Cup where they are one of the favourites to win the tournament. TeamTalk cites a report from Mundo Deportivo over the weekend that claimed Liverpool had submitted a stunning £158m [€180m] bid and Madrid were now considering the offer having knocked back two lower offers in the past.

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  • Jorge Sampaoli Accused Of Asking Lionel Messi To Make Substitutions
Jorge Sampaoli Accused Of Asking Lionel Messi To Make Substitutions

After the Albiceleste started their campaign with a draw to Iceland, in which Messi missed a penalty, and then a 0-3 loss to Croatia , the Barcelona superstar was criticized heavily. " We were quite confident that we would be able to go through and fortunately that came through". "We know that, we are warned". "Argentina is very strong ps...

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  • Rory McIlroy one shot off first-round lead
Rory McIlroy one shot off first-round lead

Spieth said last year's win in Cromwell gave him the momentum he needed to claim the British Open title. McIlroy had just a wedge in hand for his approach to the last, but his back foot appeared to slip a little on his downswing which caused him to tug it left of the target, and his pitch left him a 10-foot putt to save par which slipped just pas...

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  • Tabarez: It will take entire Uruguay team to stop Cristiano Ronaldo
Tabarez: It will take entire Uruguay team to stop Cristiano Ronaldo

Clubless William Carvalho could miss the game for Portugal , having been absent from training in the build-up with a minor injury, but Gelson Martins and Raphael Guerreiro are fit to start. All five of Uruguay's goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored from set-pieces (three from corners, one from a direct free-kick and one from an indirec...

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  • LeBron James declines option, becomes prize free agent, sources say
LeBron James declines option, becomes prize free agent, sources say

If he had opted in, it would have likely meant the Cavs had worked out a trade for James. Had LeBron exercised his player option, Houston could have engaged in a rather straightforward swap of salaries plus assets with the Cavs, assuming James expressed to Cleveland that the Rockets were his preferred destination.

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  • Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina , Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav , Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah , Siddarth Kaul , Umesh Yadav .

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  • Senegal exit ensures little-known Irish World Cup record stays intact
Senegal exit ensures little-known Irish World Cup record stays intact

But if you change the players and the system, you are taking a risk. Southgate didn't even turn to Kane in search for an equaliser, instead introducing Danny Welbeck to ensure every outfield player in his squad featured across the three group games.

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  • Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal
Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal

England managed only two shots on goal and earned just 47 percent of possession. So how do we know that Grosicki was the player he meant to bring off for Blaszcyskowski? Belgium now face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday while England play Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday in the knockout phase.

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  • Smith: LeBron Texted Kevin Durant About Playing In Los Angeles
Smith: LeBron Texted Kevin Durant About Playing In Los Angeles

But if James' choice hinges on the Lakers acquiring another superstar, the team may have to move on Leonard before the Oklahoma City Thunder swingman settles on his next destination. James himself is facing a hard decision as he surveys the National Basketball Association landscape and tries to find a team that fits all of his needs.

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  • South Korean KO - Dark day for defending champions
South Korean KO - Dark day for defending champions

We need a couple of hours to see things clearly. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination". They could also have gone through with a draw, if the Sweden-Mexico game had also ended in a draw. The Mexican team's official beer sponsor also showed its gratitude to the South Koreans, sending their embassy in Washington several dozen crates of al...

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  • Stephen A: LeBron texted Kevin Durant about playing in LA
Stephen A: LeBron texted Kevin Durant about playing in LA

Oklahoma City was unable to live up to the hype that surrounded them and was knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. The Spurs are reportedly only interested in sending the two-time Defensive Player of the Year and former Finals MVP to the Eastern Conference , though Leonard has made it known that he would prefer to land in Los Angeles.

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  • Mane critical to Senegal hopes
Mane critical to Senegal hopes

With Senegal and Japan both on four points, Colombia and Senegal could both progress with a draw but only if Japan lose to Poland. All eyes will now be on the other group match between Poland and Colombia - defeat for either side will be the end of their tournament in Russian Federation.

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  • How can Argentina qualify for last 16?
How can Argentina qualify for last 16?

And many still have everything to play for. Despite Ronaldo's goalscoring heroics, Portugal are likely find themselves heading home if they lose to Iran . Advances with win or draw against Serbia . African sides Egypt , Morocco and Tunisia were eliminated after two consecutive defeats, dimming hopes of Africa finally fulfilling Brazil...

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  • Roberto Osuna of Toronto Blue Jays suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball
Roberto Osuna of Toronto Blue Jays suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball

Osuna will lose about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary. He was then put on administrative leave by the Blue Jays and since the day of his arrest the league has investigated his charges. The righty was an All-Star a year ago when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA. Osuna did not appeal the suspension. "We've kind of moved past th...

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  • Antoine Griezmann on dull France show: 'I'm used to playing like that'
Antoine Griezmann on dull France show: 'I'm used to playing like that'

With first place in Group C at stake, this should be an exciting game to watch. That game ended amid farcical scenes 36 years ago, when Germany and Austria cooked up the 1-0 result that sent both through at the expense of Algeria, prompting the change in World Cup rules that resulted in the last two games of each qualifying group being play...

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  • Japan & Senegal Fans Help Clean Up World Cup Stadiums
Japan & Senegal Fans Help Clean Up World Cup Stadiums

After Japan , which has traditionally struggled to get beyond the group stages, had stunned the fancied South Americans 2-1 in their opening game, crowds of young people wearing the national team's blue shirts surged onto Tokyo's famed Shibuya crossing late Tuesday night, exchanging high-fives and shouting "Nippon!" And while fans aren't psyched a...

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  • South Korea v Germany
South Korea v Germany

As for South Korea , their unenviable task has been made even more hard by the news midfielder Ki Sung-yueng will miss out with a calf injury which rules him out for two weeks. Germany scored a last-minute, stoppage-time goal against Sweden to save their World Cup hopes on Saturday. Group F plays before this group on Thursday, so these teams ...

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  • Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope
Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope

The group's leader are Croatia that have earned six points. He didn't let the occasion get to him and kept his side in the game early on, which is definitely a huge contribution given the way things were progressing in the first-half for the Super Eagles .

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  • Kerala: Missing Argentina fan's body found in river
Kerala: Missing Argentina fan's body found in river

Dinu, an ardent fan of the South American team, wrote in his suicide note that he was going to end his life following Argentina's 0-3 shock defeat to Croatia. But on Friday, his mother found the kitchen door wide open and Alex was missing. According to police, his relatives identified the body on the basis of the gold chain he was wearing.

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  • Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report
Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

We can look at each other in the eye and say we can carry our heads high. Fielding a side filled with reserves after already being assured of a spot in the round of 16, Croatia started to take control of the match in the second half. Iceland were rewarded in the 76th minute when second-half substitute Dejan Lovren handled the ball and Sigurdss...

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  • Ahmed Musa fires warning to Lionel Messi and Argentina
Ahmed Musa fires warning to Lionel Messi and Argentina

It had been suggested that 1986 World Cup victor Jorge Burruchaga, the team's technical director, would replace Sampaoli, but the claims were strongly denied by the Argentina Football Association (AFA) on Saturday. According to 1986 World Cup victor, Ricardo Giusti, Burruchaga has confirmed that the coach has been stripped of his effective power...

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  • Mohamed Salah and Egypt play down quitting rumors after Chechnya problem
Mohamed Salah and Egypt play down quitting rumors after Chechnya problem

The Egyptian football team have been based in Grozny, the Russian republic's capital, during the World Cup, despite it being a long distance from their matches. The Egyptian football media team was not immediately available for comment. Reports recently emerged suggesting Salah was on the brink of exiting the global set-up following the backlash ...

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  • Germany's Hummels fit but Rudy a doubt for South Korea clash
Germany's Hummels fit but Rudy a doubt for South Korea clash

They will qualify if they beat South Korea at Kazan Arena by at least two goals. When questioned by another Mexican reporter about the possibility of finishing with a maximum nine points, he broke into a long explanation about the importance of not getting carried away by euphoria.

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  • Explained: The Kosovo Celebration That Could See Xhaka & Shaqiri Banned
Explained: The Kosovo Celebration That Could See Xhaka & Shaqiri Banned

Both players celebrated with the gesture of the double eagle, which appears on the national flag of Albania - a country with which Serbia has a turbulent and troubled past. Federation Internationale de Football Association also fined Serbia manager Mladen Krstajic and FSS president Slavisa Kokeza 5,000 Swiss francs each over their scathing post...

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  • Saudi Arabia vs Egypt tips
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt tips

The Green Falcons were, however, awarded another spot-kick in first-half injury-time when Al-Muwallad was adjudged to have been dragged down inside the area by Ali Gabr and, upon consultation with the Video Assistant Referee, the award stood.

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  • Southgate hopes to redefine 'happy football' with England
Southgate hopes to redefine 'happy football' with England

Defender Kyle Walker was also asked about the leaked note - and, like Southgate, urged the media to keep any information to themselves in order to help the national team. "The gaffer has said that everyone who is here in the 23-man squad is going to be needed at some point, so you've obviously just got to stay focused and put the effort in and ho...

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  • Watch the Valley of the Suns Live! Special Draft Edition!
Watch the Valley of the Suns Live! Special Draft Edition!

The Mavericks also gave up a future first-round pick to draft Doncic, who only arrived in NY on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.

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  • Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia
Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

At the other end, Carrasco provided a unsafe scare as he nearly restored their two-goal cushion but Mustapha pulled off a breathtaking save. Hazard added the fourth on the break six minutes after the restart, Michy Batshuayi added a fifth in the last minute before Wahbi Khazri pulled another back for Tunisia .

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  • Deandre Ayton is convinced he’s going No. 1 to Suns
Deandre Ayton is convinced he’s going No. 1 to Suns

In an interview with CBS sports radio Deandre said "Honestly, I could see myself in Phoenix". "Nobody told me (I'll go first)", Ayton continued. Simon Asher Arizona's Deandre Ayton looks to score past Cal's Kingsley Okoroh during the Arizona-Cal game on Saturday, March 3 in McKale Center. Having worked out a number of potential top picks...

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  • Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup
Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup

Blatter was FIFA president from 1998 until being suspended from office in October 2015 in the fallout from US and Swiss federal investigations of worldwide football officials. "If you are a judge, I would be happy now if they terminated this matter in the Swiss justice, and they will do it". Speaking in front of the Kremlin against of backdrop ...

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  • Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James
Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James

Cleveland can outbid any other suitor by offering him a five-year, max contract worth approximately $205 million. Along with this, my source gave me some interesting information regarding chances LeBron leaves or stays, LeBron's goal to build a team in Cleveland and his ultimate end game with the Cleveland Cavaliers .

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  • Luis Suarez makes history with victor over Saudi Arabia as Uruguay progress
Luis Suarez makes history with victor over Saudi Arabia as Uruguay progress

It made Suarez the first Uruguayan player to score in three different World Cups as he sealed legendary status for his country. Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match. We were very, very below our potential", said the 71-year-old "We managed to qualify for the knockout stage, that's what we wanted and really that...

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  • Spain Face Buoyant Iran
Spain Face Buoyant Iran

Spain ultimately closed the game out despite being far from their best, moving them up to four points in Group B, level with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on points and goal difference. Get the app and get the game. Iran might be the underdogs going into Wednesday's game but the three points surely will reinforce their confidence. Facing a ve...

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  • Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'
Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

Openers Jason Roy (82 off 61) and Jonny Bairstow (139 off 92) started in fine style, with the side already on 159 when Roy was run out in the 20th over. Bairstow reached his sixth hundred in 69 balls. Australia captain Tim Paine , who won the toss, used eight bowlers but was unable to stem the torrent of runs.

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  • Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph
Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph

We just had a team meeting that lasted a little longer than planned", Neuer said . Neuer revealed that head coach Loew spoke at length during an emergency team meeting after the poor display in Moscow and that the players did not hold back in giving their opinion.

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  • Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane catches fire in midair
Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane catches fire in midair

The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday. Bizarrely, two-time World Cup champion Uruguay has never beaten the Green Falcons; Saudi Arabia won a friendly in 2002 while a 2014 friendly ended in a draw.

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  • Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title
Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title

Federer, who beat Raonic en route to winning Wimbledon a year ago, broke his opponent's powerful serve just once in the third game - but that was a major feat in itself as the Canadian had entered the final having won all 41 of his service games.

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  • Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes All-time European Record Scorer
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes All-time European Record Scorer

Reason? He thought he had missed the opportunity to meet his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo . That penalty meant CR7 put Portugal in the lead. Several of Ramos' Spain teammates, including Cesar Azpilicueta and David De Gea, saw the incident and laughed.

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  • Arsenal agree fee to sign Leverkusen goalie
Arsenal agree fee to sign Leverkusen goalie

It's a family-run club and that allows players to grow up. "I'm a fan of Arsenal and Real". I bought him from Pescara when no one believed in him. The 26-year-old has a wealth of first-team experience despite his age, has strong reflexes and commands his area well. In Bundesliga, Leno has made 290 outings while playing for Bayer Leverkusen an...

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  • Popovich, Leonard meet in California
Popovich, Leonard meet in California

It doesn't seem to be working, because the disgruntled superstar has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs and wants to be traded. Leonard wants a trade to Los Angeles, preferably the Lakers over the Clippers , league sources said. The Spurs are unlikely to be motivated to trade Leonard to the Lakers.

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  • Senegal's controversial victor 'kind of curious' - Poland coach Adam Nawalka
Senegal's controversial victor 'kind of curious' - Poland coach Adam Nawalka

Szczesney came rushing out to collect a wayward back-pass but completely mistimed his run and failed to clear the ball, allowing Niang to tap into an open goal for Senegal's all-important second goal. An own goal by Thiago Cionek late in the first half preceded the appalling defensive mix-up that let Niang score into an empty net on the hour. ...

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  • Valley fans celebrate historic Mexico-Germany soccer match
Valley fans celebrate historic Mexico-Germany soccer match

Open your eyes, and you would have seen section after section glazed in green, up and down Luzhniki Stadium , easily outnumbering those backing the opposition, reigning champion Germany . In the 35th minute, a goal of quality in conception and execution. However, the fleet-footed Mexicans exposed Boateng's lack of pace, while Hummels was on the...

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  • Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Won't Be Traded Within Western Conference
Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Won't Be Traded Within Western Conference

Last week, it was reported that Leonard "has grown uncomfortable with the Spurs organization" and that he is eyeing a trade to Los Angeles, preferably to the Lakers . After going through a five-year rebuilding stretch, this summer was circled by many fans as the summer in which the Lakers would return to showtime.

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  • Sri Lanka defends cricket team over ball tampering allegation
Sri Lanka defends cricket team over ball tampering allegation

Sri Lanka Cricket released a statement saying its players "have not engaged in any wrongdoing" and that the team had taken to the field "under protest". So maybe Gould was just being over-cautious. According to the report the umpires had suspected a case of ball tampering which was the reason for changing the ball without accusing the Sri Lankans...

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  • Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open
Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open

On Sunday, Mickelson returned to the 13th green and found a way to make fun of himself. Mickelson was penalized two strokes for hitting a moving ball and made a 10 on the hole, on his way to a third-round 81. Mickelson is one of the professional tour's most loved golfers, the US Golf Association (USGA) will now weigh up if his actions warrant d...

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  • Phil Mickelson hits moving ball with putter at US Open
Phil Mickelson hits moving ball with putter at US Open

But ultimately, Mickelson carded a sextuple bogey - eight actual strokes at the ball, plus two extra for the penalty. Speaking in the wake of this stand out moment, Mickelson failed to bring viewers together from their rivaling positions.

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  • Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia
Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia were continuing to give possession away easily and, from another concession dangerously close to their own area, Golovin fired over. A winless streak of seven matches beats both Russian and Soviet records and isn't altogether surprising, considering they are the lowest ranked team among the 32 at the tournament, slumping to 70th i...

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  • Taxi driver who drove into crowd lost control of vehicle: Moscow mayor
Taxi driver who drove into crowd lost control of vehicle: Moscow mayor

Moscow police said the driver has been detained and a criminal investigation into a suspected violation of the traffic code has been opened. The extent of the injuries remains unclear although police say they are no life-threatening. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me". The accident took place on Ilinka Street, around 200 metres from Red Square a...

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  • De Gea knows it was a 'bad mistake', says Mourinho
De Gea knows it was a 'bad mistake', says Mourinho

Cesc Fabregas believes Diego Costa is a genuine contender to win the World Cup Golden Boot with Spain . In converting the penalty, Ronaldo created a bit of history - not just at World Cup level, but in terms of all major worldwide competitions.

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