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How to watch Lakers vs. Trail Blazers Summer League final

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All three of the players the Lakers selected in the draft, Moritz Wagner , Isaac Bonga and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk were able to play. When Josh Hart made his transition from Wildcat superstar scorer to the NBA , the entirety of Nova Nation knew he was going to be good, but who could have expected that he'd be the player to put Villanova basketball back on the maps in the NBA? While Hart is a leading candidate for MVP of the entire summer league, he said he's not anxious about following ... Read More »

Thierry Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue coaching career

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Henry remains as assistant to Roberto Martinez at Belgium , but having helped the Red Devils to a bronze medal at the World Cup in Russian Federation, he has made a decision to call time on his punditry commitments. Henry joined Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador after he retired from active football in 2015. Belgium assistant coach Henry looks on ahead as Belgium prepare to face France at the World Cup semi finals in Russian Federation. Read More »

Roma Goalkeeper Alisson Passes Medical Ahead Of Liverpool Move

Liverpool have had issues in goal for a number of years, and Loris Karius not only endured a nightmare showing in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in May, but has also struggled in pre-season. "You can be certain that I'll give my all". Klopp told the club's website. "I want them to know we're working to build a stronger team". "I think as much as Jurgen would have wanted to be loyal and do right by the goalkeeper, he's got to go out and get another one", he said. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony traded from Thunder to Atlanta Hawks

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Atlanta will send back point guard Dennis Schroeder and Oklahoma City will also package a 2022 protected first-round pick in the deal, Wojnarowski reports . But the Hawks clearly wanted to move on from the Schroder (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) after drafting Oklahoma point guard Trae Young in the first round of the 2018 draft in June. Read More »

Rory hangs tough to sit three off Open lead

The 29-year-old has also finished no higher than 29th in his past three Open Championship appearances, but turned in a second-place performance in 2014. Reed has the inventiveness, imagination and shot-making ability to take home the Claret Jug. The last five majors - and seven of the last nine - have been won by Americans, including Jordan Spieth's victory at Royal Birkdale 12 months ago and Brooks Koepka's successful recent defence of the US Open. Read More »

Indians acquire reliever Hand

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In return, Cleveland will send top prospect Francisco Mejia to San Diego. An All-Star in 2017, Hand registered a career-low 2.16 ERA last season. Details of the deal were first reported by Major League Baseball of FOX and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Read More »

Pant, Kuldeep picked for first three England Tests, Rohit left out

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Jasprit Bumrah, although in the squad , is unavailable for selection for the first Test at Edgbaston and if fit, is available for selection from the second Test onwards. The selectors resisted the temptation of handing out Test selection based on limited-overs performances two matches after captain Virat Kohli had said Kuldeep and fellow wristspinner Yuzvendra Chahal had made a serious case for Test selection . Read More »

Klopp: 'door remains open for Sturridge'

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At the moment it's all good and we don't have to make decisions". Klopp's side are expected to push Manchester City all the way for the Premier League title this season, and if Sturridge can remain fit and healthy, there is no reason why he won't have a big part to play for his team. Read More »

Trouble erupts in Paris following France's World Cup win

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A 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow on Sunday secured France their second World Cup triumph, sparking non-stop celebrations back home. That was followed by a reception at the presidential palace, with guests, including people from soccer clubs known to the French players, like that of the poor suburb of Bondy, where 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe grew up. Read More »

Woods feared British Open visits were a thing of the past

Tiger Woods - We know, we know, you've heard this before. But as he returns to the site of his first major championship, the memories of being young and on an adventure of a lifetime come back. "So the whole idea of these practice rounds is just to get a good feel for what I'm going to do, and then adjust accordingly". Instead, most of his shots are with a 3-iron or 4-iron. Read More »

Raptors 'generate buzz' for Leonard

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While big name free agents like LeBron James , DeMarcus Cousins , and Paul George have made their decisions about where they will be playing next season, the Kawhi Leonard situation is still far from solved. Despite being arguably the best two-way player in basketball, there's great risk that comes with making a deal for Leonard. But his health - and his role in managing it - are red flags. Read More »

Indianapolis to host 2026 Final Four

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Indianapolis is the only one of the group that will host another time prior to its newly awarded year, as the city is set to hold its eighth Final Four in 2021. The NCAA passed on Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit in favor of the desert, a statement that emphasizes the community engagement and cooperation Arizona's cities have brought. Read More »

Jason Day channeling Tiger Woods at British Open

To understand why, maybe it's best not to think of this as a sports debate, but instead like a discussion of fashion or romance: you have to make the choices that are right for you . The question for so many players is whether that means going down to as little as a 7-iron off the tee (such as at the 350-yard third hole) or smashing driver over all the trouble. Read More »

Wiggins fears Froome, Thomas' ambitions could be problem

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The general classification broadly remained as it was with van Avermaet extended his lead to 2min 22sec when the group containing the heads of state including Chris Froome (Sky) rolled across the finish 3min 23sec after the stage victor. "I went down but I'm not injured at all", Froome said. The prospect of having "six riders riding in the mountains from the start with other teams attacking, it's going to be a lot more hard than with the eight riders". Read More »

5 winners of the Kawhi Leonard trade

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However, he played only nine games last season with a right quad injury. The former UNC Tar Heel donned a silver and black uniform for eight seasons, endearing himself as a reliable option on both ends of the floor. Leonard gives them a scorer to replace DeRozan and one of the best defenders in the entire National Basketball Association. He still qualifies for a five-year, $219 supermax contract. Read More »

Rebels forward arrested after 'assault' on team-mate

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The case will next be called on 3 August, though Mr Mafi's appearance was excused. Court documents showed his occupation as "professional sportsman", with his address in central Melbourne. New Zealand Police released a statement following the incident, and said the victim had received moderate injuries but did not need require hosptialisation. Read More »

Boy rescued from Thai cave says moment of being found was 'miracle'

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Addressing the question as to why they entered the unsafe cave complex, Ake said the boys were curious to look inside as they'd never visited before. The youth football teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital tonight and speak about their ordeal. Read More »

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title

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We just wanted her to survive - 10 months later, she's in the Wimbledon final. An eighth title was just out of reach, Angelique Kerber edging her out 6-3 6-3 on Saturday . Stirred by her husband and a flurry of celebrity supporters like Tiger Woods, Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour, the 23-time Grand Slam victor forced her way into the match with a sublime volley in the third game of the second set, but again faltered in the very next point. Read More »

Pant receives maiden call-up for England Test series

India is scheduled to play five Tests, with the squad for the last two matches to be named later. That makes it vital that Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma hit the ground running at Edgbaston with rookie Shardul Thakur the other pacer in the squad. Read More »

Relaxed Australian Open champion Davis craving his major debut

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It applies to your weekend golfer and to most great players throughout history, including Woods and Phil Mickelson. If Ryan Fox can't be paired with Tiger Woods , then playing in the group behind is the next best thing. TAB leading contenders: $13 Dustin Johnson; $17 Justin Rose; $18 Rickie Fowler , Rory McIlroy; $21 Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood , Brooks Koepka; $26 Justin Thomas , Tiger Woods , Alex Noren , Sergio Garcia . Read More »

Russian Federation passes the baton to Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022

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Putin also said Russian Federation could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, adjudging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final. We are proud of what we've managed to achieve for fans of this wonderful sport. "As said by the FIFA President, VAR is not changing football, it is cleaning football , and this was our overriding aim when we started the VAR project together with The IFAB". Read More »

Brewers All-Star reliever Josh Hader apologizes for past racist, homophobic tweets

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Coming into the All-Star Game, Josh Hader had struck out 50.3% of the batters he'd faced this year. After the game, the 24-year-old apologized for what he had posted online prior to being drafted in the 2012 amateur draft. "He was young. We all say some insane stuff when we're young". Hader is said to have discussed the issue with black Brewers teammate Lorenzo Cain , who was also playing for the NL All-Star team, in an attempt to explain his comments. Read More »

Wenger regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years

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But I also like challenges. Arsene Wenger , former Arsenal manager, says he regrets neglecting his family and those closest to him while pursuing his managerial career. They have all the qualities; they are intelligent, they know football, they have excellent skillset, but do they want to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed to do only that? The Frenchman said back in May that he already had plenty of job offers, but that he needed time to decide whether he wanted to remain a manager or ... Read More »

India impatient with KL Rahul, Rahane; MS Dhoni struggling: Ganguly blasts selection

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India captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his hat on Tuesday when he surpassed AB de Villiers to become the fastest batsman to score 3000 ODI runs as skipper. WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan narrowly misses out on safety as he is run-out by Ben Stokes for 44 runs. India's innings began with unaccustomed wariness mainly because Wood and Willey found not only a good length but also a hint of swing. Read More »

Josh Hader responds to tweets after All-Star game

His account went private soon after the tweets began circulating on social media, but many of them are screengrabbed here (Warning: Language very NSFW.) One, from August 23, 2011, bluntly states, "I hate gay people". "There's no excuses for what was said or what happened". "I'm ready for any consequences that happen for what happened seven years ago", he said. "You live and you learn", he said. Read More »

Additional Details Revealed In Reported Manny Machado Trade

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The trade would greatly benefit the Dodgers , who lost shortstop Corey Seager in May due to season-ending Tommy John surgery. Escobar has played shortstop in addition to third base, but there's some doubt about whether he still has the ability to be an everyday shortstop. Read More »

MS Dhoni set to retire from ODIs after India vs England series?

Having split the limited-overs series, India won the Twenty20s, England the ODIs, the first of five tests begins on August 1 at Edgbaston. Only Virat Kohli looked at ease on the pitch and played a lovely inning of 71 runs. The introduction of Liam Plunkett hastened the run rate with his first two overs yielding 21 runs, mostly to silky cover drives by Shikhar Dhawan, but a moment of brilliance from Ben Stokes ended a unsafe partnership alongside India's captain. Read More »