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England vs Colombia: Five players volunteer to take penalties in shootout scenario

England vs Colombia: Five players volunteer to take penalties in shootout scenario Jose Pekerman favours a 4-2-3-1 with Falcao as striker , James Rodriguez a left inside-forward, Juan Quintero the creative mastermind as a 10, and Juan Cuadrado a right winger. Recent deaths threats against Carlos Sanchez after he was sent off in the group game against Japan revived memories of the assassination of former star Andres Escobar after he scored an own goal in the 1994 tournament, ... [Full Article...]

Federer breezes past Lajovic in Wimbledon opener

Federer breezes past Lajovic in Wimbledon opener Federer has joined Uniqlo with a new deal that is reportedly worth over $300 million. Gone was the Nike swoosh from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing. ESPN reported Federer's earnings on-court are around $116m, making this new deal more than double his current tennis paycheck. "It's also something that was very important for me, for the fans really"... [Full Article...]

Roger Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

Roger Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike Williams - who beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets - remains one of Nike's main brand ambassadors but she expects Federer to thrive in his new sponsorship deal. "For now, I will be wearing Nike". Nike's rights to the logo are not eternal, though, and they will return to Federer within "the next few years" per Christopher Clarey of the New York Times . [Full Article...]

'Family is more important' - Southgate backs Delph's decision to head home

'Family is more important' - Southgate backs Delph's decision to head home This carried on all the way through Rooney's global swan song at Euro 2016, where he served as captain of a team that was deservingly eliminated by tiny Iceland in its first do-or-die match. But maybe not the biggest. He would rather play golf than go out for a night on the town. But with expectations on the rise on the back of what is perceived as an easier run to the final, he is using a Euro ... [Full Article...]

Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal

Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal The team looked in good form today and it was Brazil's Paris-based superstar and most famous player Neymar who scored the first goal while Roberto Firmino only had to tap the ball into the back of the net to secure victory. We wasted a lot of time because of one player. Brazilian soccer Neymar may be one of the world's biggest soccer stars. Mexico started the game in bright fashion a... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma City Thunder Fans Want LeBron James After Paul George Re-Signs

Oklahoma City Thunder Fans Want LeBron James After Paul George Re-Signs Worse yet, Oklahoma City would be paying the tax for the fourth time in five years, meaning falling into the more punitive category of repeat taxpayers. George was traded to OKC nearly exactly a year ago after informing the Indiana Pacers that he would not re-sign with them, instead preferring to join his hometown Lakers in free agency. [Full Article...]

India will experiment: Kohli

India will experiment: Kohli India and England have played 96 ODIs against each other with India winning 52, England 39 while two have been tied and three ending without a result. "There was never that familiarity or warmth between the two teams before, purely because we didn't know the guys enough", said Kohli, who captained Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes at Royal Challengers Bangalore. [Full Article...]

All Hell Breaks Loose During Australia Vs Philippines Basketball Game

All Hell Breaks Loose During Australia Vs Philippines Basketball Game He also stressed the need for better security measures in these kinds of games, which saw some spectators join the free-for-all, wherein a padded chair was thrown at a player, another one was ganged up, among others. Thirteen players were ejected - four from Australia , including Maker, and nine from the Philippines . Eventually, the team's remaining players fouled out and ended the game by defa... [Full Article...]

Durant reportedly agrees new Warriors deal

Durant reportedly agrees new Warriors deal This year's free agency class is replete with players who can do the same thing. Dallas also intends to decline the $5 million club option on Dirk Nowitzki's contract and re-sign him once its salary structure is more settled, the person told the AP. [Full Article...]

These 3 NBA Stars Will All Be Lakers Targets In 2019

These 3 NBA Stars Will All Be Lakers Targets In 2019 Derek Carr has been a loyal fan of the Lakers since his childhood, and has tried his best to recruit his good friend, and NBA All-Star, Paul George to the squad for years now, but he seems more than okay with the addition of LeBron instead. [Full Article...]

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Julius Randle Agrees To Contract With Pelicans

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Julius Randle Agrees To Contract With Pelicans Rondo averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists in helping lead the Pelicans to the Western Conference semifinals last season. Randle would have cost a lot, unless they were able to get him to agree to a big one-year deal. Rondo, 32, had spent the previous three seasons with four franchises after getting traded by the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. [Full Article...]

Cavs Now Willing To Trade Kevin Love

Cavs Now Willing To Trade Kevin Love According to Jason Lloyd of the Athletic , league sources indicate that the Cavaliers are "open" to moving Love despite the organization's public insistence that he will stay to be part of an effort to remain in contention. The design and color is very similar to the Cavs' colors and should have fans feeling nostalgic when they hit Nike retailers for $140. Maybe the Lakers make a move for the fo... [Full Article...]

Japan stunned by manner of defeat, admits coach Nishino

Japan stunned by manner of defeat, admits coach Nishino Chadli, who came on as a substitute in the 65th, decided it with virtually the last kick of the game in the fourth minute of injury time. There are always two schools of thought when it comes to stuff like this: Do you judge the result or the process? Roberto Martinez's side were trailing 2-0 when he brought on Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli in the 65th minute, and Fellaini scored the ... [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard reaches out to LeBron James, expresses interest in playing together

Kawhi Leonard reaches out to LeBron James, expresses interest in playing together While ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski believes it is " very likely " that Cousins will sign a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans , there is still reason to believe Los Angeles could be a more appealing destination. He will be a major upgrade when it comes to the centers on the roster. "I'm looking forward to starting the season", Cousins said . Leonard isn't a free agent but he has been h... [Full Article...]

Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test The question becomes how patient James is (he is signing a four-year, $154 million deal) and how willing the Lakers might be to waste a year on the backend of James' prime. It's expensive and will be easily worth it for bringing the Lakers back to relevance and, potentially, back to contending for a championship. The Lakers are also continuing their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard to add anothe... [Full Article...]

Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer To Start Campaign Against Dusan Lajovic

Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer To Start Campaign Against Dusan Lajovic He delivered the first upset at Wimbledon on Monday. Maybe that's the part I don't like so much: the inconsistency of the places where they test. "Obviously in football, it's different because you're only as good as your team. "The entire atmosphere changes at Wimbledon , and you realise the eyes are on you". Federer said he had also been tested extensively out of competition but questioned... [Full Article...]

Neymar likes to exaggerate fouls - Mexico captain Andres Guardado

Neymar likes to exaggerate fouls - Mexico captain Andres Guardado The two nations meet in Samara on Monday with Mexico looking to replicate the performance that saw them defeat holders Germany in the group stage. Brazil right-back Danilo will be available to face Mexico in their World Cup last-16 clash, but Marcelo's status is in doubt and Douglas Costa is out, according to the team doctor. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo's post-match comments were the epitome of class

Cristiano Ronaldo's post-match comments were the epitome of class Portugal: Patricio 6, Pepe 7, Guerreiro 7, Fonte 6, Pereira 5, Mario 6, A Silva 5, Carvalho 6, B Silva 7, Ronaldo 7, Guedes 5. "It wasn't to be and I'm very disappointed". It was a five-pass buildup from deep in its own end that culminated in Uruguay's first goal, and the final two passes were flawless. Just a few steps inside Portugal's half, Cavani hit Suarez with a pinpoint cross ove... [Full Article...]

Red Bull drivers row over qualifying tow tactics

Red Bull drivers row over qualifying tow tactics Sebastian Vettel came in at third - though he could yet be moved down the grid for allegedly blocking Carlos Sainz - with Kimi Raikkonen behind him in fourth. When a virtual safety auto was called, he pitted while Hamilton stayed out and the advantage was his - but he had already made things happen by forcing his way past Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on the opening lap from fourth on the grid. [Full Article...]

LeBron James agrees $154 million Lakers deal

Maybe some fans feel otherwise. Perhaps they think James owes them more because he has talked about ending his career with the Cavaliers . But it's also fair to mention James did hold up his end of the bargain. That's $38.5 million per season. The fourth year is an option, according to ESPN . For the last five seasons, the Lakers have missed the playoffs. [Full Article...]


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