by | July 04, 2018 | 03:10

But this time, it benefits him first and foremost, though: he maintains flexibility heading into a more robust 2019 free agent summer and sets himself up to sign an estimated $220 million deal over five years with Golden State should he opt to stay.

by | July 04, 2018 | 02:59

By reportedly getting former Pelicans centre DeMarcus Cousins to agree Monday to a one-year deal for a mere US$5.3 million, the insanely rich got obscenely richer. Clearly, Cousins didn't regard those exploratory talks as a real offer. It's unclear when Cousins will return, if he'll return at all this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Warriors would be the first team since Boston in 1975-76 to play five All-Stars from the previous season at the same time.

by | July 02, 2018 | 17:12

Francesco Molinari is a man stuck between continents. He holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 10th. "What's Francesco's doing in phenomenal". Ancer, Kang, Armour and Burgoon claimed fourth British Open berths on offer to top finishers. "Really proud of what I've done and I hope a lot of guys back home were watching". "When I was struggling there for a little bit, I couldn t even cheer for my good ones".

by | July 02, 2018 | 17:10

The five-year playoff drought for the Lakers has felt like a long one. It's possible that they will show more interest now that Paul George has chose to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder . That deal meant the Lakers could now create the cap room for two max contracts this offseason. It was previously thought that George's choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers were determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP.

by | July 02, 2018 | 14:30

He was then followed up by Raikkonen, who achieved his 96th career podium, and Vettel, the new Drivers' Championship leader by a point after Hamilton's retirement. We never really found the sweet spot, so [there's] work to do tonight. The auto has been great all weekend and then to have two different faults on both cars is very unusual.

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:35

James' agency announced his four-year, $153.3 million deal with the National Basketball Association giants on Sunday, and Ibrahimovic immediately took to Twitter to welcome the new King of the West. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, James also has his SpringHill Entertainment production company with Maverick Carter, and a move to Hollywood could make things all the more easier to keep track of.

by | July 02, 2018 | 05:57

According to Hoops Rumors , a free agent like LeBron James , i.e. any player with 10+ years of experience, can make a max salary of $35.35 million next season. "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home". It would be hard to justify any bitterness on the part of fans in Cleveland.

by | July 01, 2018 | 19:46

That result turned out to be irreverent, however, as Joachim Low's team suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. "I want us to play at the level we showed before (the tournament) but the World Cup is a different kettle of fish".

by | July 01, 2018 | 19:46

The most recent report surrounding Leonard and his camp was that he reached out to National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James in an effort to play alongside him. Some of them have decided that they are joining the Lakers if the 14-time All-Star will be playing there next season. Kawhi Leonard . I'm not saying it's right that the Lakers - or LeBron, if you want - ghosted Paul George in the days/weeks leading up to free agency, but to say there's 0% chance that it happened ...

by | July 01, 2018 | 19:15

While the possibility remains that he could now sign a max contract with the Thunder , he has also been linked to his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers . However, the Cavs still have time to try and build a contender around him before free agency picks up - though that window appears to be tight. George is a five-time All-Star who just turned 28.

by | June 30, 2018 | 22:30

Many have speculated that this will be Messi's final World Cup , and part of this speculation came from Messi himself, who publicly retired from the team after Argentina's loss in the 2016 Copa America. However, Sampaoli says the conversation was "not how it was characterized". "You will see a team which will have a lot of motivation to win", Sampaoli said at Friday's press conference.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:12

Jose Pekerman has refused to entertain the prospect of seeing Colombia´s stuttering World Cup campaign end at the first hurdle. "We have to go out to play well in every game and to try and win every game". Argentina only booked their place in the knockouts in the dying embers of their final group game, against Nigeria, while European champions Portugal and 2010 winners Spain were far from convincing in Group A.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:13

Irving appeared on HOT 97 and said that while he was "happy" for Harden, the award "definitely" should have gone to James, as the "people's MVP" plays for the Rockets whereas the " NBA MVP" is on the Cavaliers for now. Apparently James wants Durant to come to Los Angeles with him, but it would not make sense for Durant to do so. Should James make the switch to the Pacers, and there's no guarantee Indiana's chiefs are after the small forward, he would be joining a team without an NBA ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 22:42

As announced this week, Williams will enter the 2018 Wimbledon draw as the No. 25 seed, a special consideration that organizers applied to her standing as a seven-time singles champ at SW19. "Having won so many Grand Slams and being number one for so many years, she deserves a seeding". "John McEnroe, who is on the seeding committee, was among the fellow tennis legends who spoke out in Williams" favor before the ruling.

by | June 28, 2018 | 22:44

The irony of the situation wasn't lost on many of those watching. Since the two teams also played to a draw against each other, the deciding factor that sent Japan through and Senegal home was the number of yellow cards each team had based on the "fair play" tiebreaker .

by | June 28, 2018 | 20:39

Juan Cuadrado believes that Senegal will provide stern opposition for Colombia in their final World Cup Group H game on Thursday. Should Senegal lose and Japan are thrashed that would also open the way for an African representative in the last 16 to join the the 10 from Europe.

by | June 28, 2018 | 20:21

Frustrated Germans, including their goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, moved forward to score a goal. Many fans joked that while Ronaldo might be carrying the Portugal team and Messi the Argentine side, the only thing carrying the German team now is a Lufthansa plane home.

by | June 28, 2018 | 19:29

Although having to play two seven-game series before getting to the NBA Finals, James led the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship. The Celtics, Cavaliers, 76ers and Clippers have all made offers for Leonard, while the Lakers never made a formal offer after feeling that the Spurs " shut the door on us ", a source told ESPN .

by | June 28, 2018 | 17:12

The game likely will hinge on one or two magic moments, and Belgium holds a decided advantage in this regard. Speaking to TalkSport , Southgate said: "As a manager you've got to think about the whole squad and then your second thought is always for individuals and their own situations - that's a really complex balance in any business when you're managing people, but I'm sure we will get that right".

by | June 27, 2018 | 18:59

If Germany falls to South Korea , a single point will get the job done for Sweden. "When we heard, the group was annoyed, it is unacceptable", the 33-year-old Granqvist said of the vitriol aimed at Durmaz, born in Sweden to Turkish parents.

by | June 27, 2018 | 14:55

Never write off the Germans. Sweden had scored in the first half on a clever counterattack , and with its one goal secured, chose to settle into some of the most defensive football seen at the World Cup so far. Germany's Marco Reus , center, celebrates with Thomas Mueller after scoring his side's opening goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia .

by | June 27, 2018 | 06:39

Milan Badelj scored only his second goal for Croatia , with this his first since scoring against Malta in September 2011 during qualifying for Euro 2012. Iceland have now lost five of their seven matches against Croatia (W1 D1). Josip Pivaric moved down the left and his cross into the middle saw Badelj arriving late, leaving the midfielder to volley adroitly into the ground and past Halldorsson.

by | June 27, 2018 | 05:12

Argentina star Lionel Messi celebrated his 31st birthday in training with the national team squad, and he was beaming throughout the session despite their perilous position in Group D. He said: "It means so much because for Argentina the World Cup is special - and for me too". The Argentines are now preparing to play against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a final group D game which will determine their continual stay at the world cup.

by | June 27, 2018 | 04:32

Kvitova's victory was her 36th of the season, more than any other player on the WTA Tour, while Sunday's final will be her fifth of the season. "For me, Petra is one of the best players when she is playing really on fire". Rybarikova, meanwhile, will be eager to capitalise on her first finals appearance since October of a year ago. "I'm nearly always expected to win, so it's never really easy going into a match in a semifinal at a tournament that I really like.

by | June 26, 2018 | 23:36

There was still time for the Three Lions to bag their fifth of the game before the break, via yet another crisply taken Kane penalty after Stones was manhandled in the box at a corner. Even in the first game, every time we got a corner it felt risky - and Tunisia knew it. The 6-1 victory means England are in the last 16 along with Belgium, who they face on Thursday to decide who will top the Group G table.