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Sports LeBron James To Make Decision Before July 4th
Author: 0 LeBron James To Make Decision Before July 4th

According to ESPN, James is unlikely to visit other teams or take an audience with suitors as he did in past free agent circuits. And given the rather ridiculous roster turnover it would require to sign him at his desired contract (as well as Kyrie Irving's fairly obvious disinterest in reuniting with LeBron), the Celtics seem like an obviously unlikely destination for James.

Sports VAR controversy looms over stormy Portugal draw
Author: 0 VAR controversy looms over stormy Portugal draw

An early freekick from Barcelona's Luis Suarez, an own goal from Denis Cheryshev and a late strike from Edinson Cavani sealed top spot in Group A for Uruguay, with Russian Federation through to the knockout stages as runners-up. But the Portugal captain was denied by Beiranvand who dived to his left to smother Ronaldo's attempt. "An elbow means red", Iran coach Carlos Queiroz fumed.

Sports Serena Williams Seeded 25th For Wimbledon, Andy Murray Misses Out
Author: 0 Serena Williams Seeded 25th For Wimbledon, Andy Murray Misses Out

French Open champion Simona Halep is seeded one with Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki , former Wimbledon victor Garbine Muguruza , US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Elina Svitolina making up the top five. "Maybe she's 25 and she wants to have a baby, but she doesn't want her career to be over". When Williams entered the French Open in May, her first Grand Slam action in 16 months, she was not seeded by the French tennis federation.

Sports German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden
Author: 0 German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden

Spain suffered a similar fate four years later in Brazil as the defending Champions lost to Netherlands 5-1 in their opening match, followed by a 2-0 loss to Chile, which saw them getting knocked out of the World Cup in the group stages. "Some of them celebrated in a disrespectful way in my opinion". Thomas Muller, with 10 World Cup goals overall to his name, has yet to score in Russian Federation.

Sports Musa double hands Nigeria win against Iceland
Author: 0 Musa double hands Nigeria win against Iceland

The Nigerian striker would go on to get his brace in the 75th minute when he found space on the left, beat Iceland defender Kari Arnason and rounded goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson before slamming the ball into the net. This is not a team who are built to chase games, and Iceland looked short of ideas when they were forced to push forward and take more risks. Despite there formidable World Cup record against European opposition, their was in fact only one previous meeting between these ...

Sports Ya Boi Ben Simmons Is Officially The NBA's Rookie Of The Year
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It was after the vote deadline when Mitchell was sensational in the Jazz's playoff run and Tatum went head-to-head with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. After missing his draft year due to injury, Simmons finally made his long-awaited debut this past season and helped lead the Sixers to 50 wins. "That doesn't take anything away from Jayson or Donovan".

Sports Fans disappointed and frustrated as Socceroos World Cup dream ends
Author: 0 Fans disappointed and frustrated as Socceroos World Cup dream ends

The 26-year-old goalkeeper from New South Wales has had his family in tow as he played in both of Australia's matches so far, a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of France and then a 1-1 draw with Denmark. "We sacrificed everything to get the point and take us to the next level". They could, however, take solace from a win which saw them climb off the foot of group B and finish their campaign third.

Sports Mexico on brink of last 16 after confident win over South Korea
Author: 0 Mexico on brink of last 16 after confident win over South Korea

With Sweden hunkered down into a defensive formation, Germany continued to push forward, even after losing Jérôme Boateng to his second yellow card of the match. After the emotional highs of beating Germany in their opening game, there was no hangover in Rostov as Juan Carlos Osorio's men kept South Korea at arm's length despite some rough treatment from the Asians and deservedly claimed another three points.

Sports Clippers trading Austin Rivers for Wizards big man
Author: 0 Clippers trading Austin Rivers for Wizards big man

Clippers . According to SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh, the Wizards' playoff chances drop from 38 percent to 21.9 percent with the departure of Gortat and addition of Rivers. Gortat has one season remaining on his deal at $13.6 million. Clippers star big man DeAndre Jordan could leave the Clippers, either by opting out to enter unrestricted free agency or opting in to facilitate a trade.

Sports Hamilton gets more powerful engine for France
Author: 0 Hamilton gets more powerful engine for France

Hamilton produced a 1 minute 30.029 seconds lap and secured a record-extending 75th pole position to start alongside Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the grid for Sunday's race. "But P3 I'm happy with because the vehicle should be good in the race". They were followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, Renault's Carlos Sainz Jr. and Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc, who impressed with his first top-10 time.

Sports James Harden named NBA Most Valuable Player
Author: 0 James Harden named NBA Most Valuable Player

After leading the league in scoring and guiding his team to an NBA-best 65 wins during the regular season, Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2017-18 season. "Do I want to do this again?'" Casey said. "Winston Churchill said success is measured by failure, failure, and then come back with enthusiasm, and that's what I've done".

Sports Swiss players escape bans over goal celebrations
Author: 0 Swiss players escape bans over goal celebrations

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring the victor against Serbia by making the sign of the black eagle - a nationalist sign of those with Albanian roots. "And I think the main thing is that we were not able to finish our opportunities". "You can see what I did, and it's just emotion, and I'm just happy to have scored the goal".

Sports Lewis Hamilton Claims 75th Career Pole at Circuit Paul Ricard
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton Claims 75th Career Pole at Circuit Paul Ricard

But he backed out on the inside only to lock his front-left tyre and make contact with Bottas, spinning his W09. After the race Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda suggested Vettel should have been punished more severely , but Verstappen's thoughts on the incident centred around the events of his own season so far.

Sports Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended for 75 games
Author: 0 Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended for 75 games

The 23-year-old Osuna is facing an assault charge and had been on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball since being arrested last month. Osuna's next court date is scheduled for July 9 where his lawyer has said the native of Mexico will plead not guilty. "Hopefully, it all gets worked out on both sides and everyone gets the help they need and everything works out fine".

Sports Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless
Author: 0 Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless

But, if Sweden beats Mexico on Wednesday and Germany beats South Korea , three teams would be tied atop Group F with six points. The Guadalajara native's overall game has vastly improved since he first left Mexico for Manchester United in 2010, and we saw against South Korea that he was willing to drop deep and link up play.

Sports Nigeria vs Iceland preview, venue, time and venue
Author: 0 Nigeria vs Iceland preview, venue, time and venue

Chances of advancing based on FiveThirtyEight's SPI ratings . In a 3-5-2 formation, the German started teenager Francis Uzoho in goal while William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo starred in a three-man defence. They went a goal behind but hit back instantly and ended up taking an unexpected point from the game. Rohr also used the break to substitute defender Bryan Idowu for the more attack-minded Tyronne Ebuehi, a change that nearly immediately gave the team more thrust up ...

Author: 0 Brave Iceland sunk by late Perisic strike

Iceland's hopes were up again, but Perisic's finish after he slipped into the left side of the area made sure his side finished the group stage with three wins in three games. As expected, Croatia controlled midfield and Iceland were perfectly happy with the scenario, looking to hit their opponents on the break. Croatia topped Group D with three wins.

Sports Hazard, Lukaku shine as Belgium cuts loose against Tunisia
Author: 0 Hazard, Lukaku shine as Belgium cuts loose against Tunisia

He juggled Lukaku , Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Michy Batshuayi but failed to find a formula to reward the pressing and passing of Eden Hazard , Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens. Kane's hat-trick against Panama on Sunday took him level in second place on England's all-time World Cup scoring list along with the legendary Sir Geoff Hurst, still goals behind Gary Lineker.

Sports 'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal
Author: 0 'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal

Southgate will want to allow other players time on the pitch and to rest those who have played in both of England's group games so far. It was a dramatic first half, with the Panamanians showing some rough behaviour - but that couldn't stop striker Harry Kane from taking two successful penalties.

Sports Croatia in euphoria after stunning win over Argentina
Author: 0 Croatia in euphoria after stunning win over Argentina

Croatia , fresh off the back of their dominating win over Argentina , will top Group D with a point and their progress is assured regardless of the final set of results but hold the key for the rest. In contrast to Argentina , Croatia have been one of the most impressive teams in Russian Federation. "Like it or not, we are the runners-up from the World Cup and we have to show it".

Sports Simeone says Argentina look lost, questions Messi in leaked audio
Author: 0 Simeone says Argentina look lost, questions Messi in leaked audio

It meant they arrived in Russian Federation with a 4-0 win against 104th-ranked Haiti in May as their only outing since an ominous 6-1 loss to Spain in March. The FC crew lay into Jorge Sampaoli and inspect Lionel Messi's negative demeanour after Argentina's embarrassing defeat to Croatia. 'We are starting a new era, we need to improve and consolidate an idea and that takes time, ' Sampaoli said after his appointment.

Author: 0 Australia eliminated as Peru leaves World Cup on high note

A stunning Andre Carrillo volley gave Peru their first World Cup goal in 36 years before captain Paolo Guerrero grabbed a second as the Andean nation condemned Australia to a 2-0 defeat in Sochi on Tuesday and a regretful exit from Russian Federation.

Sports Kvitova sees off Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title
Author: 0 Kvitova sees off Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

Like Kvitova, Rybarikova has a fine grass-court pedigree having reached last year's Wimbledon semi-finals, and it showed in the opener as she seized the advantage. "There's a little bit of a difference, so you just need to think a little bit differently, which I did". But from the first round, I really felt relaxed.

Sports The Dallas Mavericks Hasten Rebuild with Luka Doncic
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Back then, the big German wasn't remotely comparable to Larry Legend - and his rough first two years proved it. And I'm glad, you know? Dirk wasn't done any favors in his first two years. "I was just really excited to get to Atlanta". "Most NBA execs will get over to Europe once or twice, and what if you happen to fall on one or two bad games?" Between last year's first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr and Doncic, they would have a nice core to rebuild.

Author: 0 France, Denmark Goalless at Half

Deschamps is expected to make several changes for the encounter in Moscow with France guaranteed a spot in the last 16 following wins over Australia and Peru. So I am not interested in the other match until it's over. This is a game with many top quality players and I am expecting a good contest. "We know the Argentines have very strong individuals, notably Lionel Messi", he added.

Sports Nigeria to show 'no mercy' vs Lionel Messi and Argentina - Gernot Rohr
Author: 0 Nigeria to show 'no mercy' vs Lionel Messi and Argentina - Gernot Rohr

Group D decider against Argentina is "the game of our lives", declares Nigeria's Tyronne Ebuehi. "Sometimes, when you play for a draw, you get punched in the face late in the day". Argentina's catastrophic start to the World Cup has prompted rumours that senior players requested the sacking of Coach Jorge Sampaoli. "I don't mind if I play or not as long as we beat Argentina ".

Sports Korea to express regret over refereeing in match
Author: 0 Korea to express regret over refereeing in match

Broadway. While Mexico hasn't yet technically qualified for the last 16, if Sweden draws with or defeats Germany in the match now under way in Sochi, its spot in the second round will be confirmed. His assist came from the only chance he created against South Korea adding to another three in his first game. That said, Mexico had to play a more attacking style of football than they would like and are more likely to sit deep and defend against quality opposition.

Sports U.S. Open to give women who take maternity leave a break
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We can't wait to tell our tennis moms group tonight at practice... "I don t think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight". Wimbledon has precedence for doing so with several players, Williams among them. She added that seedings would be revised "if pregnancy is a factor in the current rankings of a player".

Sports Cavs Roster 2018: Starting Lineup With Collin Sexton
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After losing to the Golden State Warriors in two consecutive NBA Finals appearances, is it time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to make a coaching change? If the Cavs were to select a point guard rather than trading for a proven All-Star like Walker, it would signify that they're not too confident in retaining James heading into free agency.

Sports Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Messi
Author: 0 Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Messi

The match may be Messi's last at a World Cup if his team do not escape their group. As a player myself, I know that if you go into a game and you don't really enjoy it then it is very hard to play well. 'We are not playing well and we take charge of the results. Jorge Sampaoli's side sit bottom of Group D after drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their opening game before losing 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday.

Sports Roger Federer Will Find 'Extra Energy' After Making Halle Semi-Final
Author: 0 Roger Federer Will Find 'Extra Energy' After Making Halle Semi-Final

Federer skipped the clay campaign to concentrate on the grass, and after consecutive tournaments on the lawns - he won the Stuttgart title last week - plans a light week of training and rest in London ahead of Wimbledon. "I'm not going to do anything very different", Muguruza said. Borna Coric will be the Spaniard's opponent in the semis after the Croat defeated Andreas Seppi .

Sports James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James
Author: 0 James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James

Harden missed out on the prize to Russell Westbrook last season, but averaged the most points (30.4) and fourth most assists (8.8) in the regular season. "Can't look in the rear view mirror", Casey said backstage. He beat out finalists Eric Gordon of the Rockets and Fred VanVleet of the Raptors. He was sacked by the Raptors in May following their second consecutive second-round loss to the Cavs.

Sports Saudi Arabia beats Egypt with final kick of match
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia beats Egypt with final kick of match

Al Muwallad took the spot-kick, but his firm strike was brilliantly pushed onto the bar by the veteran. Mohamed Salah opened the score for Egypt , but Salman El-Faraj leveled things up for the Falcons before Salem El-Dawsari snatched a last-gasp victor for Saudi Arabia .

Sports Hummels: Win over Sweden can be Germany’s catalyst
Author: 0 Hummels: Win over Sweden can be Germany’s catalyst

You can see Durmaz's full statement and the team's response as well below. Defending champions Germany , who are second in Group F with three points, will play South Korea at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday. For Monday's training, South Korea reportedly practiced their counterattack tactics against Germany . "We are Sweden", turning to his teammates, as they chant "F-- racism!" After losing possession carelessly in his own half that had resulted in Sweden's goal, Kroos redeemed himself ...

Sports Costa Rica disappointed after Brazil defeat
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The clock had ticked past 90 minutes when Marcelo crossed from the left and substitute Roberto Firmino headed the ball back across goal to Gabriel Jesus . That ruled him out of Brazil's semifinal match against Germany, a game that ended in a humiliating 7-1 loss. Still, Brazil were able to keep their composure, and after some smart changes from manager Tite, they went ahead in the 91st minute.

Sports Croatia coach Dalic ignoring Argentina's complaints
Author: 0 Croatia coach Dalic ignoring Argentina's complaints

If Iceland beats Croatia , then Sampaoli's side can still qualify if it beats Nigeria by two more goals than Iceland wins its game. "Messi does not have any substitute here, in Barcelona or anywhere in the world". France has already advanced and needs only a draw to win Group C. Denmark can move into the round of 16 by earning one point, or if Australia loses to Peru in a game played at the same time.