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Los Angeles Lakers instantly become a contender with LeBron James


But the Lakers will instantly rise with James, a three-time champion who after being swept by the Warriors in this year's NBA Finals said he is still driven and very much in "championship mode". "If James does return to the Cavs, or signals to them that he wants to, no one on the roster would be untouchable from a trade perspective." Then came another shocker. Read More »

Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat


They started off their campaign in a rather unimpressive manner as they secured a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. In the match's closing stages they rallied once more, but Brazil defended stoically before doubling their lead on the break through a Roberto Firmino tap-in after Neymar's effort was diverted by the toe of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa . Read More »

Arsenal announce Sokratis signing


Papastathopoulos has 79 global caps for Greece and will wear the number five shirt for the Gunners . Neville thinks Torreira was crucial in Uruguay holding on to their 2-1 lead and could be a shrewd signing by Unai Emery. "It's a handsome moment and I'm very happy that I will be here for the next years". " Arsenal is one of the three biggest teams in the Premier League and one very big club", he insisted. Read More »

Chris Bosh could join LeBron James with Lakers


There are a number of notable free agents still left on the market. When he was drafted in 2003 to the Cleveland Cavaliers , when he went to the Miami Heat in 2010, then back to Cleveland in 2014. He played in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career in 2017-18 and becomes the first player in National Basketball Association history to lead the post-season in scoring and switch teams during the off-season. Read More »

Mbappé youngest player to score brace in World Cup game since Pele


According to L'Equipe, Mbappe will be donating the entirety of his World Cup earnings to the Preiers de Cordees association, a charity that aims to organize sports activities for children with disabilities. "In fact, it was not me who came up with it". 19-year-old Mbappe wants to donate his entire global match fees to charity, because he feels he should not be paid to represent his country, reports Mirror UK . Read More »

Reactions to Paul George spurning Lakers, possible LeBron partnership


Paul made his intentions known on Twitter at exactly midnight Sunday, saying he's staying with the Houston Rockets after agreeing to a four-year contract worth $US160 million. The Thunder have been in communication with George since the end of the season and remained in contact with him throughout the past week. As George has stated in the past, Westbrook was a key reason why he agreed to be traded to the Thunder . Read More »

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Addresses LeBron James's Decision to Leave for Lakers


James explained that he was in no rush, even at 33, and did not have a problem being the first headliner through the door. The meeting with the 76ers was first reported by ESPN . James' second departure from his home state of OH comes under far different circumstances than the first, which sparked intense anger and disappointment among Cavaliers fan following his announcement on ESPN . Read More »

Mexico - World Cup - 2 July 2018


Brazil head coach Tite revealed he had already decided his team and Marcelo would drop to the bench. Hirving Lozano bagged the goal against the reigning champions to get Mexico's World Cup campaign off to a flyer, but his side weren't entirely comfortable in the group. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer To Start Campaign Against Dusan Lajovic


It's a big deal", said Federer, who won the Wimbledon warm-up at Stuttgart, but lost in the Halle final to Borna Coric last weekend. "I've been tested quite a bit, quite frequently out of competition". "Today I see that final like a long time ago". "What's important is these people are professional, they know what they're doing, they treat you like humans, not like criminals... Read More »

Blockbuster move: LeBron James signs with the Los Angeles Lakers

James will reportedly try to help the franchise win another championship. But the All-Star forward opted to stick with the Thunder and will sign a four-year deal when teams are permitted to finalize contracts on June 6. Turns out, James was flying to his new home. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving again, Cavs fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sport title drought in 2016. Read More »

Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

Of the starting eleven against Russian Federation, only Marco Asensio will be younger than 30 by the time the next World Cup comes around. "The national team will continue to be successful because of the level of players we have and that is what they should try". Read More »

Germany eliminated from the World Cup


Granqvist said the German team apologized for the players' celebration. The return of Ozil is the main talking point as Germany go in search of the win which would guarantee them a place in the next round. The former Sao Paulo player has become an integral part of Tite's side, starting all bar one of Brazil's past 13 matches. That game, of course, was the Champions League final when he picked up another winner's medal and he laughed off concerns he might be exhausted or ready for a break. Read More »

Basketball: LeBron James signs deal to play with LA Lakers


Wojnarowski added that disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is still set on also donning the iconic purple and gold colors. But if James is going to be the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers, it's already fairly evident that not everyone in the National Basketball Association will be thrilled by the development. Read More »

LEBRON JAMES Heads West To Play For LAKERS | CELTICS Roundtable


After spending a few days with his family in Anguilla, an island in the Caribbean, LeBron James stepped foot off a plane at the Van Nuys Airport hours before the start of free agency in the National Basketball Association. I'm here to stay, ' Paul said in the video, where he was standing next to Thunder team-mate Russell Westbrook. Last season, his 15th as a professional, James averaged 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game while playing in all 82 regular season contests. Read More »

How LeBron James Made Decision To Reportedly Agree To Deal With Lakers


The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought in 2016. In that time, his agent, Rich Paul, had conversations with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reportedly a meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers . However, James is the first superstar to land with the Lakers since free agency began this offseason, but that could be about to change. Read More »

Re-signing Paul George was one pricey proposition for the Thunder (Sportsnaut)


He reached free agency for a third time by declining a $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season. George took to Instagram late Saturday to post a photo of himself with Westbrook, along with the caption, "Unfinished business". It's rare to get a star of George's caliber, either through the draft or through free agency, for a franchise like Oklahoma City. Barring a trade, there's no chance George teams up with LeBron anywhere other than with the Thunder. Read More »

Chris Paul, Rockets compromise by agreeing to four-year max contract


Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets before the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston , Texas. Capela, who is a restricted free agent, continued his ascent last season after breaking out in 2016-17. The star point guard wasted no time once the free agency window opened, and has chose to stay put with the team that finished last season with the NBA's best ... Read More »

National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James signs with LA Lakers


Plus, it still has the financial flexibility to make another max-level splash. Because they own his "Bird rights" the Cavs can offer James more money than any other team - a five-year, $207 million deal. The Lakers have agreed to free-agent deals with guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lance Stephenson and veteran center JaVale McGee , league sources told ESPN. Read More »

LeBron back in Los Angeles as start of free agency nears


James was recently spotted in Los Angeles , heating up the speculation that he could sign with the Lakers . Allow us to explain: Just a day before National Basketball Association free agency officially opens, TUMS announced it will provide free heartburn medicine for those with gastrointestinal issues that may arise of LeBron decides to move. Read More »

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


That put them in the running to sign not just James, but potentially a few other strong players. Only the Cavaliers, Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had the salary-cap room to make a run at the four-time league most valuable player. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Lakers netting James is what this means for free agency moving forward. Fellow Laker Kyle Kuzma tweeted his welcome to Los Angeles. Read More »

Michelle Froome: 'Chris will ride in Tour de France'


Froome was found to have double the permitted level of the asthma drug Salbutamol in his system when tested after stage 18 of his Vuelta triumph last September. In 2009, Belgian rider Tom Boonen, a major name in the sport, was excluded having tested positive for cocaine, which ASO said was harmful to their image - the same argument it is using with Froome. Read More »

Ancer, Molinari share lead at National as Tiger stalls


Molinari also is going for his first official PGA Tour victory, though he won a World Golf Championship in Shanghai in 2010, which then was not recognized by the PGA Tour. Molinari began the back nine by rolling in a 48-foot eagle putt, then began his birdie run. The technicality irked the Italian a little but becoming the first player from his native land to win on US soil since Toney Penna in 1945 was certainly some decent solace. Read More »

LeBron James Speaks to Cleveland GM as Free Agency Opens


The Klutch tweet had ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski beat by three minutes because, well, it was the original source. However, sources have said that the Sixers are still in the hunt for trading for Leonard as well. The 33-year-old is not expected to drag out a decision that could reshape the league's landscape. James flew into Los Angeles from the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where he was reportedly vacationing. Read More »

Croatia Through to the Quarterfinal


Age Hareide's Denmark side are extremely disciplined and hard to break down, pretty much the polar opposite of the disheveled Argentina side that Croatia made mincemeat of last week. Zlatko Dalic's side surprised some by winning all three of their Group G games on their way to the last 16 at Russian Federation 2018. Scoring has been an issue for them, Denmark have scored just two goals in three games at the World Cup . Read More »

Jerami Grant reportedly agrees to new three-year contact with Thunder

George may opt to sign a short-term deal, either with the Thunder or someplace else. The contract he got from the Thunder should be reserved for superstar-caliber talents. This was shocking because as things now stand, the Thunder's luxury-tax bill (including the repeater tax) would be $130 million with only 11 players under contract. Read More »

Twitter goes berserk as Spain are knocked out of the World Cup

Veteran Russia centre-back Sergei Ignashevich gifted Spain the opening goal on 12 minutes in Moscow when he unwittingly turned into his own net after grappling with Sergio Ramos. Sergei Ignashevich became the oldest scorer of an own goal in World Cup history when the 38-year-old gave Spain an early lead at the Luzhniki Stadium. Read More »

Luka Modric hails "world class" Christian Eriksen ahead of last-16 tie

Croatia's Ivan Perišić during training. A Denmark clearance attempt from its own area bounced off a defender , right into the path of Mario Mandzukic . Both of their losses came as friendlies in the month of January. If you are Croatia you've got to be thinking you've got a big chance of winning the World Cup . Read More »

Russian Federation clinch tie in penalties


Russian Federation tried to hit back when Zhirkov got down the left, but the move fizzled out as home fans at the Luzhniki Stadium tried to digest their side's early setback. Both teams made their three changes but the pattern of the game did not change with Spain growing frustrated with Russian Federation spending much of the final quarter inside of their own final third. Read More »

Croatia vs Denmark - Preview, Live Match | 01 Jul 2018

It promises to be a fascinating encounter as Croatia take on Denmark for a place in the quarterfinals. Zlatko Dalic's side will undoubtedly dominate possession in Nizhny Novgorod, and Denmark's defence will have to be well organised to keep Croatia out. Read More »

Iran striker Azmoun quits national team citing insults


Sardar Azmoun featured in all three games and, as a forward, had some clashes with the likes of Gerard Pique, Pepé and Sergio Ramos. Azmoun, who has been playing his football in Russian Federation since 2013, scored 23 goals in 36 matches for Iran since making his senior debut in 2014. Read More »