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Verstappen wins Austrian GP, furious Hamilton retires


The Briton, who has a 14-point lead over Vettel after eight races, lapped the Red Bull Ring with a best time of one minute 04.579 seconds in the late afternoon on the hardest tyre available. While Raikkonen set about closing the seven-second gap to Verstappen, Hamilton struggled to keep pace with the Ferraris due to suffering similar blistering and entered the pits on lap 52 to follow Red Bull's lead of switching to supersoft tires. Read More »

Being a defending champion at World Cup isn't always easy


As a gratitude, Mexican fans around the globe burst into exuberant celebrations hailing South Korea and its supporters. "We're out now, but there's still the European Championship", he said, referring to the European Football Championship coming up in 2020. Read More »

Jerami Grant agrees with Oklahoma City Thunder, 3-year, $27 million contract


He had until 11:59 p.m. on June 29 to decide whether or not to opt in. The Thunder traded for him anyway, hoping they could convince him to stay after a season there. In regards to George, it is unclear how quickly he'll make a decision on his next team. The party begins at 8:15 while National Basketball Association free agency starts at 11:01 CT. Read More »

Joshua - Wilder talks stall; Joshua looks to Povetkin


He asked for 50 million dollars, never thinking we'd come up with it. "Whatever you think of me, just know that they had a contract for 11 days before commenting". Povektin has won 8 straight fights since his lone defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013, but has had some recent problems testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Read More »

Paul George to sign with Thunder


Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands on the court during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on November 7, 2017 in Sacramento, California. He has grown quite comfortable with his situation in Oklahoma City and has become good friends with Russell Westbrook . The 28-year-old George scored 21.9 ppg last season, his eighth in the National Basketball Association and first with the Thunder. Read More »

Durant is cutting the Warriors another financial break


However, the Warriors blew a 3-1 Finals lead to the eventual 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers . Without further ado, here's a look at five potential free agency destinations for Kevin Durant that would be more fun for everyone (outside the Bay Area, at least) than re-signing with the Warriors. Read More »

DeAndre Jordan opts out of deal with Clippers


Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. The Mavericks have space for Jordan, and if they need more, have some expendable contracts they could dump. It seemed unlikely the Mavs would chase a star given Nowtizki will likely call it a day at the end of this upcoming season, and the goal is for future success down the line, but with Jordan becoming available, they have made the athletic center their top priority. Read More »

Paul George decides to become free agent

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will reportedly opt out of the final year of his contract with the Thunder. He has until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday to formally decline his option. It's that time of year where the National Basketball Association gets wild and unpredictable: free agency. By opting out, PG-13's new salary could start at $30.6 million. Read More »

Brilliant Cavani brace fires Uruguay into last eight


Portugal's defeat has triggered speculation that this could be Ronaldo's last World Cup . While same goes for the Portuguese players and their immediate nemesis, Luis Suarez . Guedes made way for Andre Silva and goal hero Cavani, limping after a knock, was replaced by Cristhian Stuani befoe Guerreiro sent another effort over as the game entered its final quarter of an hour. Read More »

Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers


Mascherano, who has played at four World Cups , made his debut for Argentina in 2003 when he still hadn't played professionally for River Plate. France and Uruguay have qualified to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after their win over Argentina and Portugal respectively in the last 16 match this morning. Read More »

World Cup penalty record


Santos attempted to relieve some of the burden on Ronaldo by aligning Andre Silva alongside the Portugal captain in attack, with Ricardo Quaresma also handed his first World Cup start. Former England worldwide and current BBC pundit Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations with VAR after controversy reigned during Portugal's clash with Iran on Monday evening. Read More »

I was informing not consulting Messi, says Argentina coach


Umtiti, who is expected to start dicey encounter after missing out of Les Bleus last group fixture against Denmark, revealed that stopping the Argentina's star is no easy task. Luka Modric , Croatia: He was instrumental in the win over Argentina, scoring one of the goals of the tournament in the process with a long-range strike. Read More »

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


Covington is as much a paragon of the Sixers' development efforts as any player of The Process era, emerging from an undrafted free agent to a key starter the team inked to a long-term extension last fall. "When I first fell in love with the game and I'm outside playing in front of the house, I'm not picturing myself in an in jersey or picturing myself in a Thunder jersey", said George, who played his first seven seasons for the Pacers. Read More »

Mesut Ozil will 'will 'need some time' to get over 2018 disaster


The midfielder wasn't part of Low's team in Germany's second group game against Sweden following the surprise 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the opening game but was recalled for the crucial match against South Korea . The German FA handed Low a contract extension that runs until 2022 just before his country began their World Cup defence in Russian Federation. "Whether Low is still the right person to manage this team, I can not say". Read More »

Mavs closing in on possible DeAndre Jordan trade


Now, three summers later, the two sides could reportedly finally come together after a relationship that was almost consummated fell apart thanks to a brigade of Clippers putting on a hard last-minute sell in Jordan's kitchen. This comes on the heels of Jordan asking the Clippers to explore trade scenarios to get a better idea of if he wants to opt into the final year of his contract , or become a free agent. Read More »

Easier for England to beat Brazil than Sweden, says Eriksson


Martinez went on to commend the preparation of the teams taking part in the tournament, singling it out as a reason for the high quality of football, which has already been marked out as making Russian Federation 2018 one of the most exciting World Cup of recent times. Read More »

DeAndre Jordan to opt-out of Clippers contract; Mavericks to pursue

The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks had negotiated for days, but they couldn't work out a trade for DeAndre Jordan that worked for both sides. ET Friday night to opt in or out of his deal. Stein reported that the Mavericks were unwilling to give up assets in a trade with the Clippers. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, then-teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin each traveled to the center's home, staying there until he re-signed with the Clippers. Read More »

Minnesota United Midfielder Announces Publicly He is Gay

I have received only kindness and acceptance from everyone in MLS and that has made the decision to come out publicly that much easier. "But, I mean, you look around, there's still not an out professional athlete in the five major sports in America ... Read More »

If LeBron leaves, TUMS will give away heartburn meds to Cavs fans


That was the path his friend Chris Paul took last summer when he opted into his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and was then traded to the Houston Rockets . "It ended a drought for Cleveland of 50-plus years, so I think we'll all remember that in sports history". "Several veterans have told me they'd settle for a minimum deal with the Lakers if they land LeBron James ", Kennedy tweeted. Read More »

Michael Ballack slams DFB for Joachim Low decision


However, Mexico still advances to the next round in second spot thanks to Germany's defeat. Also, as a thank you to the South Korean team for blanking Germany in their match-up, Aeromexico is offering a 20% discount on flights to South Korea from Mexico City. Read More »

Didier Deschamps hopes France’s La Liga trio can muzzle Lionel Messi


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! Argentina have won the World Cup twice (1978, 1986), France once (1998). Read More »

Fellaini signs new United contract to end speculation over future


Fellaini, now on World Cup duty with Belgium, joined United from Everton in 2013, making 156 appearances and scoring 20 goals. "I am very happy Marouane is staying with us", said Mourinho. But Fellaini has also been with the club during their rejuvenation since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from the helm, winning the FA Cup (2016), UEFA Europa League and the EFL Cup (both 2017). Read More »

Defending champions Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage


Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each for Brazil and the five-time champions will next face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday in Samara. Joachim Low's side head home after a stunning failure, having been unable to break down the South Koreans and after a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their opening group match . Read More »

Joshua ordered to fight Povetkin and ditch Wilder

It was revealed Tuesday that Joshua will face mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin first , so as to not be stripped of his belt. Joshua is expected to fight Povetkin in September and he could then take on Wilder in the new year. Wilder's co-manager, Shelly Finkel, told ESPN on Monday that they wanted "small changes" to the contract with October or November planned for the unification fight in Cardiff. Read More »

Spurs and Lakers believe Kawhi Leonard trade clinches LeBron to LA


Marc Stein , of The New York Times , reported Thursday morning the Spurs do not have to trade their franchise star any time soon, but they are ready to move on from the Leonard saga that has dragged on for months. Some teams are preparing for the future with rebuild seasons to develop top young stars and draft picks while the other teams are gathering all the talent they can to take down Golden State and win the title. Read More »