by | July 03, 2018 | 06:39

It's possible these signings, while head-scratching now, have a larger goal - future trade chips or cheap, available backup options when the Lakers make a big trade. However, the team the Lakers are assembling for 2018-19 is an odd fit - Lance Stephenson , JaVale McGee , and Rajon Rondo are all Lakers next season, which is going to make for a "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" locker room.

by | July 03, 2018 | 06:22

Bear in mind that, four years ago in Brazil , Japan - with 11 stars from the current crop - suffered the ignominy of meekly bowing out in the group stage with just one point from three games. Both sides had chances to win it, Kawashima making a magnificent save to tip over Lukaku's header before Courtois turned a speculative Keisuke Honda free-kick wide in added time.

by | July 03, 2018 | 05:59

Cousins has remained engaged in the local community, even after being traded. The scenario that's been placed out there is George and James signing with the Lakers , who haven't made the playoffs the last five years after going 35-47 this season, their best finish since 2012-13.

by | July 02, 2018 | 12:07

According to German broadcaster Sport1, the former Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen man is being eyed by Arsenal , Manchester United and Liverpool . If he is available for the aforementioned price, Chelsea ought to sell Willian to Manchester United and reinvest the funds in a younger, more prolific replacement in Son.

by | July 02, 2018 | 12:01

The Appeal Committee heard the appeal on Thursday but could not conclude that the decision of the Judicial Panel was wrong, and dismissed the case. The dismissal of the appeal will see Folau sidelined for the Waratahs' top of the Australian conference clash with the Rebels .

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:59

This is a developing story. Philadelphia hasn't hid its desire to land James, a three-time champion who would instantly make the club a championship contender. While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. LeBron James' announcement that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers no doubt stuck a dagger in the hearts of many Cavs fans who were hoping ...

by | July 02, 2018 | 11:00

Keita will officially become a Liverpool player on Sunday after a deal was agreed to bring him to Anfield from RB Leipzig last summer. Keita was unveiled as a Reds player earlier in the week, being given the No. "I also spoke a lot about it with Sadio [Mane]". Liverpool were mightily impressive last season, but with Keita now amongst their ranks, many fancy them to make the jump up to that elusive next level, and win their first league title since 1990.

by | July 02, 2018 | 09:27

Chris Paul is staying in Houston! The Rockets can sign Paul to a max contract worth $205 million over five seasons, and they can match any offer made to Capela. James opting out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers essentially eliminated the Rockets from contention since they do not have the salary-cap space needed to accommodate him.

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:59

James, whose Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, opted out of his contract in June , three weeks after the season ended. The team was reportedly willing to offer James $38.25 million annual maximum salary over four years, ESPN wrote . This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams.

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:59

Germany may have suffered a humiliating early exit in the 2018 World Cup following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of South Korea on Wednesday, but that didn't stop them from accepting their defeat graciously. "Basically, we defend with four". We didn't succeed in our penetration in the last third. After Italy in 1950, Brazil in 1966, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014, Germany join an infamous club of reigning champions knocked out in the group stage at the next World Cup .

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:26

James, who along with his family is at his home in L.A., will not attend the meeting, sources said. According to The Associated Press' Tom Withers and ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Cleveland Cavaliers spoke with James when National Basketball Association free agency opened at 12:01 ET Sunday.

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:57

Sunday, and James had waited until July 8 and July 11 to announce his previous decisions. In Los Angeles, James will find a new challenge out west where he can help the Lakers resurrect their storied franchise and create a new challenger to battle the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets for league dominance.

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:31

Even after 15 years in the league, James is coming off one of the top seasons of his career, ending with his eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals. He also marks the latest superstar to join the Lakers during their storied history, alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal.

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:30

Could this be the last we see of Luke Heimlich? Came here, played a really good LSU club and didn't get it done. "And that didn't keep us from saying, 'Let's do it again'". "Going from the bottom of Arkansas baseball to the top, second place", Campbell said. "I think everything we look back on from here on out is going to be happy and something we really find special that we're going to take with us for the rest of our lives".

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:15

Chris Froome riding last year's L'Etape Australia. "The Tour de France wants at all costs to avoid being in the same situation as the recent Giro d'Italia, where the final victory of Froome is now marked with an asterisk", reads the report.

by | July 02, 2018 | 04:46

As for the top of the leaderboard , two dark horses will begin the day with the lead at 13 under. Francesco Molinari delivered a record performance to win the final edition of the Quicken Loans National in Potomac, Md. The Swede started the day seven shots behind compatriot Marcus Kinhult but he birdied two of his last three holes to finish at 7-under 277, just ahead of Scotland's Russell Knox, England's Chris Wood, and Julian Suri of the United States.

by | July 02, 2018 | 03:57

This is still huge news as it looked all but certain that James was down to Los Angeles or Cleveland when free agency opened at midnight. Magic is said to have engaged in immediate talks with LeBron the moment he landed in L.A. LeBron James has guided his team to the NBA Finals in each of the past eight seasons. James' move to the Lakers comes four years after he went back home to Cleveland, where he had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cavaliers .

by | July 02, 2018 | 03:40

Verstappen took the lead after Mercedes kept Hamilton out during a virtual safety auto period that followed Bottas's retirement on lap 14 , with all the others behind the Briton pitting for fresh tyres. Lap 26: Hamilton pits. And when he completed his unavoidable pit stop 10 laps later, he returned only in fourth place - on a track with limited possibilities for overtaking.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:55

A young Russia fan holds the national flag at the Red Square in Moscow on July 1, 2018, after Russia won the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Spain . Koke's third penalty for Spain was saved by Igor Akinfeev who then saved Iago Aspas's final shot. "We were hoping for penalties", Akinfeev said.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:11

Croatia hit back immediately, though, when Mario Mandzukic squeezed home a finish at the near post after some terrible defending from the Danes. (In case you're wondering, Modric, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, had no compunction about taking - and converting - his penalty.) It was left to Ivan Rakitic , and Schmeichel was beaten.