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The Houston Rockets re-signed Chris Paul to a max-contract which is a four-year deal worth $160 million. Houston Rockets star and recently named Most Valuable Player (MVP) James Harden's jersey ranked sixth. However, he said all along that he had no intention of signing elsewhere. Stephenson averaged 9.2 points last season. It's a little unusual that Durant would want a short-term deal, though.
  • Did Vladimir Putin phone call inspire Russian Federation to beat Spain?

    Did Vladimir Putin phone call inspire Russian Federation to beat Spain?

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    He had the chance to become Spain's hero in the shootout but failed to make a single save as Koke and Iago Aspas missed their spot-kicks, handing the hosts an unlikely place in the quarter finals. "This was just a question of football, of winning and losing. We were hoping for penalties and that's what happened, thank God", the keeper said. Gerard Pique could also follow, but it's yet to be confirmed by the player himself since their exit.
  • Cilic kicks off 2018 Wimbledon journey with win over Nishioka

    Cilic kicks off 2018 Wimbledon journey with win over Nishioka

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    She said: "I literally sat Olympia in my arms, I talked to her, we prayed about it". Nishikori, the top-ranked Japanese player at the tournament, will next face another Australian, Bernard Tomic , who made the first-round draw as a lucky loser and took full advantage by defeating Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (2).
  • All eyes on James Rodriguez for Colombia's clash with England

    All eyes on James Rodriguez for Colombia's clash with England

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    The big news for Colombia is that the talismanic James Rodriguez is not fit enough to start. Returning to the England side after a rest for the dead rubber with Belgium is Harry Kane , who will face up to Tottenham Hotspur teammate Davinson Sanchez in the Colombian penalty box.
  • Forsberg delivers lone goal against Swiss as Sweden advances at World Cup

    Forsberg delivers lone goal against Swiss as Sweden advances at World Cup

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    Mario Gavranovic and Haris Seferovic have failed to impress so far in the tournament, but Josip Drmic's late equaliser against Costa Rica could be enough to earn a start. For Andersson's system, it is a attractive marriage as the Sweden coach can allow his players to sit back and soak up pressure before releasing the pace-merchant to devastate the opposition right-back.
  • India will experiment: Kohli

    India will experiment: Kohli

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    Therefore, with both the teams being in consistent form, it would be a tough call to predict the victor for tonight's match. Adil Rashid eventually broke the 123-run stand, Rohit (32) driving Rashid (1-25) straight into the hands of Morgan at covers, allowing the raucous Indian fans following a glimpse of Virat Kohli before the chase was done.
  • Neymar, Roberto Firmino Push Brazil Past Mexico at 2018 World Cup

    Neymar, Roberto Firmino Push Brazil Past Mexico at 2018 World Cup

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    Although Brazil have not really excited us as they might have at this World Cup, I've ben hugely impressed with their defence at this tournament. "They stepped on me, that wasn't fair". Vela and Lozano did extremely well to put pressure on Brazil from the wings. The game was only two minutes old and Mexicans had already blocked two Brazilian passes in midfield.
  • Neymar believes critics of his Brazil theatrics are trying to 'undermine' him

    Neymar believes critics of his Brazil theatrics are trying to 'undermine' him

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    Mexican soccer fans react after the soccer match, Zocalo Square, Mexico City, Mexico July 2, 2018 . Messi did not score in that last-16 game and endured a miserable time of it in Kazan . He also said that "for a generation of Mexican players, this was the last opportunity to reach a World Cup quarter-final in their prime". In four matches they have played in this World Cup, the defence has given away just one goal.
  • How to watch Belgium vs

    How to watch Belgium vs

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    Belgian football's hopes are high that a generation of hard work in rebuilding from the grass roots will bear fruit at this World Cup , but coaches are already looking beyond and at how to outfox bigger rivals next time . The Japanese were ahead soon after the break, though, when Haraguchi beat the offside trap and ran into the area to beat Courtois with a cross-shot in the 48th minute.
  • Brazil v Mexico 02 July 2018

    Brazil v Mexico 02 July 2018

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    After being disqualified from qualifying in 1990, Mexico have suffered seven successive defeats in the round of 16 stage since 1994. The last time Mexico reached the quarterfinals was when the country hosted the tournament in 1986. A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card. But the Brazilian superstar was fine, and we have proof: Moments later, he was speeding down the pitch to set up Roberto ...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal knocked out of World Cup by Uruguay

    Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal knocked out of World Cup by Uruguay

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    Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to Les Bleus, with Ronaldo quickly following Messi out of the tournament. Ronaldo's great start in Russian Federation allowed him to surpass the combined total of three goals he had scored in his previous three World Cups .
  • New putter doesn't do much for slumping Tiger Woods

    New putter doesn't do much for slumping Tiger Woods

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    After salvaging an even-par 70 in round one with two late birdies , Woods kept his foot on the pedal with a five-under 65 as part of the morning wave in round two. Not done yet, Woods slammed in a 40-footer for birdie at the next, his ball still motoring as it hit the hole and disappeared. He produced one of the highlights of the day when his tee shot on the 201-yard par-3 ninth went with inches of going in the hole.
  • Jubilant Lakers fans celebrated LeBron's decision by doing a group chalk toss

    Jubilant Lakers fans celebrated LeBron's decision by doing a group chalk toss

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    Why did James sign with the Lakers? One thing's for sure - coast-to-coast, the National Basketball Association just became a lot more intriguing. And it leaves the Cavs picking up the pieces of a James exit for the second time in eight years. Without those two vets, the Sixers wouldn't have finished the season sitting third in the Eastern Conference with 52 wins.
  • Neymar to the fore as Brazil power past Mexico

    Neymar to the fore as Brazil power past Mexico

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    The Mexicans, eliminated at this stage in the last six tournaments, made most of the early running but too often over-elaborated and struggled to test Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. Brazil finished fourth in the cup in 2014, but crashed out in the quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010. Mexico was on the money from the word go and made many a threating attack while Brazil Brazil failed to find a single touch in the opposition box.
  • Thai divers make little progress in murky cave search

    Thai divers make little progress in murky cave search

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    The news was immediately met with cheers as word spread that despite diminishing hopes after a long and hard rescue operation, all were found inside the Luang Khun Nam Nang Non Cave complex tonight. Responders are placing extra oxygen tanks, strong ropes and LED lights along the cave's walls in hopes they can provide a path to an airy chamber called Pattaya Beach where officials believe the 13 are taking refuge because of its elevation.
  • Chelsea FC ready to bid £62m to sign Brazilian

    Chelsea FC ready to bid £62m to sign Brazilian

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    Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois , who is now at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has been heavily linked with Los Blancos in recent months, with many expecting him to replace Costa Rica No. 'I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup, ' Courtois said on Friday when discussing his future.
  • Mexico - World Cup - 2 July 2018

    Mexico - World Cup - 2 July 2018

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    Brazilian and Mexican fans hold a fake World Cup trophy prior to their match. Brazil should have the tougher time given they play Mexico , who beat Germany in their opening group game as well as South Korea. When is the Brazil v/s Mexico match in FIFA World Cup 2018? Brazil went on to win the tournament, whilst Mexico lost in the semis. Brazil will line up as expected after the news that Marcelo would not start because of a spine injury, with Felipe Luis taking his place ...
  • Molinari wins, Woods ties for 4th in National

    Molinari wins, Woods ties for 4th in National

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    Molinari finished at 21 under after shooting an eight-under 62 in his final round to earn the victory at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Maryland. Molinari matched the 18-hole course record with the lowest final round by a US PGA victor this season, his career low on the American tour by two shots.
  • Manuel Neuer Brands Germany Squad 'Pathetic' After World Cup Group Stage Humiliation

    Manuel Neuer Brands Germany Squad 'Pathetic' After World Cup Group Stage Humiliation

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    Plattenhardt, 26, made just his seventh cap for Germany in the opening game against Mexico and did not feature for the team again after being substituted off in the 79th minute. As the tournament played out, the bracket proved to grow somewhat unbalanced, resulting in a "side of death" that features four of the top five teams in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings -Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, and Argentina - all competing for one spot in the final.
  • LeBron James Confirms He's Joining The Lakers

    LeBron James Confirms He's Joining The Lakers

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    That title was achieved with a dramatic 3-1 comeback as James was named Finals MVP for his performance. He hinted he was ready to leave the Cavaliers at the end of the 2017-18 season. Ariza averaged 11.7 points last season for Houston, and the 33-year-old will likely be looked upon as a veteran presence in a young Phoenix locker room.
  • Spain Break World Cup Passing Record

    Spain Break World Cup Passing Record

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    Spain has had a hard time playing against host nations in the history of the World Cup . "We had great hopes for this World Cup and it wasn't to be". All of which means we now know the second of the quarter-final line-up. More than 74 per cent possession, an astonishing 1,137 passes and utter territorial domination, yet the only statistic that counted in the end for Spain was the two penalties they missed after they strangled themselves out of the World Cup .
  • LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

    LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

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    After turning down a $35.6 million deal for the upcoming season, James is thought to be on his way out of Cleveland for the second time and may be bolting the Cavaliers for anyone from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Philadelphia Sixers - but no matter where he goes, fans of the Seminoles need King James playing anywhere but OH come next season.
  • Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James

    Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James

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    James's decision came on the first day of free agency, just 20 hours after the market officially opened. The Philadelphia 76ers , whose young star Ben Simmons has the same agent as James, were also in the hunt with James, hoping to build a potential triple threat alongside the Australian and Cameroon forward Joel Embiid .