by | July 02, 2018 | 02:01

Argentina held the previous record of 703 successful passes in a World Cup match against Greece in 2010 , although Opta has only collected this data since 1966. Spain's Iago Aspas shot down the middle, and Akinfeev had jumped to his right. Russian Federation will meet either Croatia or Denmark for a place in the semi-finals, as Spain's rotten run against hosts nation at major tournaments continued.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:02

The 19-year-old striker was on fire for France on Saturday as they defeated Argentina 4-3 to reach the quarterfinal stage at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Although Mbappe is two years older than Pele, the France star has announced himself as a star of the present - as well as the future. It was Mbappe's run that led to France's opener as his searing pace saw him expose Argentina's high line before he was brought down in the area by Marcos Rojo.

by | July 02, 2018 | 01:48

With 131 appearances, Iniesta was Spain's fourth-most-capped player, behind Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xavi Hernandez. One of the greatest midfielders in the history of the game had already given notice the World Cup was likely to be his worldwide swansong after calling time on his Barcelona career.

by | July 01, 2018 | 09:07

Jordan would be a massive upgrade in the front-court for the Mavericks . Austin Rivers being traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat is a heavy indication that the Clippers are preparing for a new era and the definitive end of Lob City.

by | July 01, 2018 | 08:58

In his free agency preview , the New York Times' Marc Stein writes that George not only is considering coming back to the Thunder, but he could re-up for multiple years. George opted out of his deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this week. I just want to help the team win. "And I feel comfortable doing so with Russ".

by | July 01, 2018 | 07:23

Leonard has a lot of power in the situation since he will hit free agency in 2019. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, the "last straw" for Leonard was the comments Parker made in March about the two-time All-Star's quad injury.

by | July 01, 2018 | 07:23

Last year, the Warriors players had a huge influence in convincing the front office to take a gamble on Nick Young but an even stronger push is now being made for Crawford. I just want him to sign a deal. His fit on the Warriors has always felt a little awkward despite his success and maybe that awkwardness has contributed to his desire for short-term deals.

by | July 01, 2018 | 07:08

George developed a strong rapport with Westbrook in his only season with the Thunder , and despite coming up short in the first round of the playoffs, it has proven to be enough to keep him in town in a short-term deal. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , George will not pick up the one-year option that remained on his contract with the Thunder. Before his trade, George had told the Pacers that he planned to sign with the Lakers in free agency this summer.

by | July 01, 2018 | 06:33

It is the first time since returning to Cleveland that the Cavaliers have been anxious that they could lose their hometown hero. Though Love's name is brought up in trade rumors almost every season, ESPN reported earlier this month that the Cavs would like to keep the former UCLA stand-out on the team, even if James decides to leave.

by | July 01, 2018 | 06:12

With both Ings and Sturridge seemingly leaving the club in the summer, Liverpool will be left with Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi as backups of their star striker Firmino and it will not be a surprise if Jurgen Klopp moves for another top level striker in order to reshape his attack and add depth to the squad.

by | July 01, 2018 | 05:52

It is no surprise that Jordan is attempting to secure a deal with the Mavericks , but the two sides are not allowed to discuss and finalize a deal until July. Still, Jordan has been one of the NBA's most productive interior players over the course of his career, and he likely will fetch a pretty penny on the open market.

by | July 01, 2018 | 05:01

That said , it feels different when you combine LeBron flying to L.A. today with all the other sources around the league (not just mine but every National Basketball Association reporter) saying LeBron wants to be a Laker , and the Lakers' efforts to land Kawhi Leonard as a second star with LeBron (and maybe Paul George , although he is leaning toward staying with the Thunder according to the buzz around the league).

by | July 01, 2018 | 04:50

I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination". The four-time champions needed to beat the unfancied Asians by two clear goals in their final group F match in Kazan to advance to the last 16. Knocked out at the group stages, Germany joined a very unlucky club, a curse that continues for the third World Cup tournament in a row. "I think we can play a game that gives hope to our fans".

by | July 01, 2018 | 04:13

What arguably is most interesting about this is George hasn't been linked to the Celtics this offseason, with the Lakers being the team many speculate he will join. For his career between IN and Oklahoma City, he's averaged 18.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while connecting on 38 percent of his tries from 3-point range.

by | July 01, 2018 | 03:08

Messi , who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup , set up a pair of goals , but again failed to score in a knockout match at the biggest event in soccer. However, the little detail that makes all the difference is that Uruguay are much better in defending than Portugal. Despite the speculation, Messi alluded to wanting to continue playing until he helped lead Argentina to a World Cup.

by | July 01, 2018 | 01:34

When you consider that they have, for the most part, not had the supporting cast needed to win the World Cup so far in their careers, it's unlikely that will suddenly change as they shift to the periphery. It remains to be seen whether the 31-year-old will play at another World Cup following another dismal display by Argentina in Russian Federation.

by | July 01, 2018 | 00:38

Portugal was leading 1-0, past 90 minutes and into stoppage time. Emotions rose nearly immediately, after a clumsy challenge from Morteza Pouraliganji on Ronaldo handed Portugal a penalty, courtesy of VAR, but the Real Madrid star failed to beat Beiranvand, who kept his side in contention.

by | June 30, 2018 | 15:25

All four teams in Group F are still technically alive, and it's possible that both Mexico and Sweden could go through no matter the result in Yekaterinburg. "I know that if we win, we continue", he said. But the Mexicans also threatened several times to score. Sweden produced a sensational 3-0 win over Mexico as both sides progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup at the expense of Germany .

by | June 30, 2018 | 14:36

Los Angeles Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan will opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The stretch of 50-plus-win seasons featured two NBA Finals appearances and was capped by a championship in 2011. The Mavs believe that trading up to draft Luka Doncic , the 19-year-old Euroleague MVP, with the No.

by | June 30, 2018 | 09:31

If they can get a valued piece or two and their starters can stay healthy, the sky is the limit for these Mavericks. 10 and 26 or put together a package deal to move up? And so, with that in mind, here is one man's projection on how the first round will play out.