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While Smith didn't say which team in Los Angeles James would be heading to, it can safely be assumed he means to join the Lakers. In this picture, James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 8, 2018.
  • Serena seeded 25th for Wimbledon, Federer tops men's list

    Serena seeded 25th for Wimbledon, Federer tops men's list

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    Williams, who gave birth to her first baby in September, is now ranked No. 183. "It's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now". But, regardless of her current lowly ranking, if the 23-time major victor is over that fitness problem she will be a serious contender for yet another Wimbledon triumph.
  • Spurs Open To Trading Kawhi Leonard To Lakers

    Spurs Open To Trading Kawhi Leonard To Lakers

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    While Leonard is intent on playing for the Lakers, ESPN recently reported that the Lakers "did not have a good initial conversation with the Spurs ". James is reportedly "hesitant" to be the first to commit to the Lakers once the National Basketball Association free agency dominoes begin, but having Leonard on board could make his decision easier.
  • Brazil beat Serbia to book date with Mexico in round of 16

    Brazil beat Serbia to book date with Mexico in round of 16

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    Brazil looked to utilise their pace to get in behind Serbia , who held firm at the back initially despite a couple of early scares. Brazil have only managed one victory in their last seven World Cup games against European opposition (D2 L4) - a 3-1 win against Croatia in 2014.
  • Russian Federation - 3 key moments

    Russian Federation - 3 key moments

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    Uruguay got off to a positive start when Matias Vecino whistled a long-range effort just wide of Akinfeev's right post with less than two minutes gone as the South Americans served warning of their intent. Uruguay made four changes as Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Diego Laxalt and Sebastian Coates came in, replacing Jose Gimenez , Guillermo Varela, Cristian Rodriguez and Carlos Sanchez.
  • Ben Simmons named National Basketball Association rookie of the year

    Ben Simmons named National Basketball Association rookie of the year

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    The three candidates were Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons , Utah Jazz combo guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum . Mitchell wore pointed shirts to games, including one that defined the word rookie as: 'An athlete playing his or her first season as a member of a professional sports team'.
  • Man United posted a brilliant tweet about Romelu Lukaku - it's going viral

    Man United posted a brilliant tweet about Romelu Lukaku - it's going viral

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    His first was a drilled left-footed finish from just inside the area to double Belgium's advantage after Eden Hazard's penalty before claiming his second with a cool, clipped finish on the stroke of half-time. "He will tell you, he's not here to be the top goalscorer in the World Cup ", Martinez told the Guardian . "We want to be a group that cares about each other and find a way to feed all the exceptional individual talent we have", said Martinez, who has spoken of his admiration for ...
  • World Cup breaks penalty kick record with help of video assistant referees

    World Cup breaks penalty kick record with help of video assistant referees

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    Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand's save to deny Ronaldo was the fifth instance of a player failing to convert a penalty in Russian Federation, already the joint second highest in World Cup history. However, they can still play a huge role going into the final fixture as Spain , Portugal and Iran are all still susceptible to facing an elimination.
  • Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'

    Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'

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    Praising out-of-form Thomas Muller as a player "who looks ahead after two bad games, an important player for us", he added that both Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Juve's Sami Khedira showed a good reaction in training after remaining on the bench during the win against Sweden.
  • Doc Rivers Has Traded His Own Son

    Doc Rivers Has Traded His Own Son

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    And considering Doc himself has a say in making these trades, it means he likely signed off traded his son to another team. On January 16, 2015 Rivers made his debut for the Clippers and became the first son to play for his father in an National Basketball Association game.
  • Hamilton: 75th career pole was only so-so

    Hamilton: 75th career pole was only so-so

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    F1 is returning to France for the first time in a decade and the Paul Ricard track is hosting its first elite race since 1990. Formula One is back in France for the first time since 2008 . "We were relatively fast today, in the long runs we looked a bit up and down so definitely a bit of work to do tonight, but not a bad Friday", commented the Australian.
  • Three things we learned today at the World Cup

    Three things we learned today at the World Cup

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    The world champions were staring elimination at the first hurdle at a World Cup for the first time since 1930 when Kroos stood over a free-kick with 94 minutes on the clock in Sochi . Even South Korea after two losses could still advance with a win over Germany and help from Mexico . Germany had been inundated with criticism after losing to Mexico in the opening match, but Kroos was pleased to make those who doubted him and his teammates wait for any vindication.
  • Hamilton reclaims championship lead with French GP win

    Hamilton reclaims championship lead with French GP win

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    On an initially dry track following heavy rainstorms, which had curtailed final free practice, the air temperature was 22 degrees Celsius and the track 30 when qualifying began. Hamilton, however, is seemingly certain to stay, and it is likely he will be partnered by Valtteri Bottas for a third year with Mercedes content that the inoffensive Finn is doing enough to retain his seat.
  • Javier Hernández dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

    Javier Hernández dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

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    South Korea can finish second place with three points with a win over Germany and a loss by Sweden as long as they win a three-way tiebreaker that starts with goal differential. Another Germany player to have been criticised for his performances in Russian Federation is Thomas Muller, and Low saluted his willingness to self-evaluate during a "long chat" they had earlier in the tournament.
  • Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

    Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

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    Defender Marcos Rojo then became the hero, popping up with an instinctive right-footed finish to send Argentina through at Nigeria's expense, sparking wild scenes from Argentinians inside the stadium; players, fans, staff, and even Diego Maradona .
  • Australia out of World Cup as Carrillo and Guerrero strike for Peru

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    Experienced striker Guerrero, who was only allowed to play in the tournament after the captains of Peru's World Cup opponents petitioned Federation Internationale de Football Association to temporarily lift his suspension, made the most of what may have been his final appearance for Los Incas , who finished with three points to add to the many plaudits they have won in Russia.
  • Andy Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury, says Novak Djokovic

    Andy Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury, says Novak Djokovic

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    Andy Murray returned to action after almost a year out with a hip injury at Queen's on Tuesday, going down in a narrow defeat to Nick Kyrgios . "I won't rule anything out just now", he said about his upcoming plans. "Then once I got out there on court I didn't feel too emotional". "I haven't been returning well at all the last couple weeks on the grass", he said.
  • Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad

    Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad

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    Achilles the cat, that lives in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum, chooses Nigeria while attempting to predict the result of the match of the soccer World Cup between Argentina and Nigeria in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 26, 2018. South American media had reported rumours of a crisis in Messi's marriage after his wife initially did not travel to Russian Federation to support him in the World Cup .
  • With luck, Harry Kane joins England's great World Cup strikers

    With luck, Harry Kane joins England's great World Cup strikers

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    Having scored an injury-time victor to beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening group game, England smashed minnows Panama 6-1 on Sunday. They conceded two penalties in the first half and Kane was on hand to gleefully dispatch them. That is the scenario heading into Thursday's clash with Belgium, who would reportedly rather finish as runners-up. Captain and star striker Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick - taking his tally for the tournament to five - while John Stones popped up with two ...
  • Modric leads revamped Croatia against Iceland

    Modric leads revamped Croatia against Iceland

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    Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and 2010 winners Spain progressed from Group B in dramatic fashion on Monday, joining host nation Russian Federation and Uruguay in the next round but technology grabbed centre stage. "Tomorrow will be the first final", said the defiant coach on the eve of the game in Saint Petersburg. Maradona was Argentina's key player in the tournament and scored two of the most famous goals in football history on the way to the final, seeing off England in the last eight ...
  • Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals

    Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals

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    The scene worsened after Argentina in their next match lost the game 0-3 against Croatia. He's not Ronaldo in this regard. It is already widely believed that Messi is up there with the best ever in the game, with compatriot Diego Maradona and Brazil icon Pele, although there remain questions as to his validity to being spoken of in the same breath as players who have won the World Cup, while he hasn't.
  • Messi's Indian fan found dead in Kerala river

    Messi's Indian fan found dead in Kerala river

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    There are insinuations that an Argentina fan, Dinu Alex, committed suicide after the humiliation of his country's national team by Croatia at the ongoing World Cup in Russian Federation. His suicide note partly read: "I have nothing left to see, I'm going deep into deaths". "I am going down into the depths". Argentina drew one match against Iceland and the lost the other match against Croatia by 3-0.
  • Kvitova sees off Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

    Kvitova sees off Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

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    The 28-year-old Czech, who has lifted four WTA titles this year, dominated the contest with 20 winners and saved all three break points she faced to progress to her sixth career semi-final on grass. "There's a little bit of a difference, so you just need to think a little bit differently, which I did". During practice, we played here today, but during the match, it's going to be something totally different.
  • Mavs swap picks with Hawks to get Luka Doncic

    Mavs swap picks with Hawks to get Luka Doncic

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    In securing the rights to the No.3 pick Doncic, the Mavericks surrendered their rights to No.5 pick Trae Young , an explosive scorer out of Oklahoma known for his unlimited range, plus a lightly protected first-round pick in the 2019 draft.
  • Denmark and France through to World Cup last 16 after goalless draw

    Denmark and France through to World Cup last 16 after goalless draw

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    Antoine Griezmann, surprisingly not among the six players rested by Didier Deschamps for this match, looked listless as he sought to probe the Danish defence for a way through. We haven't done our best in terms of play but we've worked very hard for the points. "We are not going to give them a helping hand". "I think we have progressed compared to the beginning of the competition", Varane said.
  • We are not afraid of Argentina - Super Eagles

    We are not afraid of Argentina - Super Eagles

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    Defender Brian Idowu, who joined his coach at the news conference, said Nigeria's only choice was to try and bring Messi's World Cup to an end. A World Cup without two-time champion Argentina was a real possibility around October 2017.