• Lance Stephenson follows LeBron James to the Lakers
Lance Stephenson follows LeBron James to the Lakers

Lance Stephenson is joining the Lakers. When James previously signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Both to form a superstar trio, likewise, Kevin Love joined James in his return to the Cavaliers. That comes following a season in which he played in just 18 games across three teams. We wish his kids, his wif...

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

You asked me about the same thing after the last game we won and I said the same thing, we have started a journey and now we have to continue on it with calmly and responsibly. There is no denying that De Gea is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world and his consistent feats of brilliance between the sticks of Manchester United over the years...

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  • Joel Embiid shades LeBron James as free agent decision looms
Joel Embiid shades LeBron James as free agent decision looms

The Cavs remain hopeful they'll convince James to remain with the organization. Soon-Shiong also mentioned the possibility of other All-Stars like Paul George and Kawhi Leonard teaming up with James on the Lakers . While signing with Los Angeles would not assure such a trip once again, they're absolutely in a better place this offseason than...

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  • Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarterfinals
Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarterfinals

We dominated it and created lots of chances. Spain had a loud claim for a penalty late in extra time, with both Ramos and Pique appearing to be pulled back during a set piece, although referee Bjorn Kuipers did not see a foul even after consulting the video assistant referee system.

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  • Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals
Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

The second of the three all-European ties in the Round of 16 at Russian Federation 2018 is happening for the first time . Modric takes, but doesn't find a teammate. After the explosive start, the game turned into a cagey affair. To watch a live stream of the Croatia vs. Denmark World Cup elimination clash, use the stream provided by F...

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  • Admirable scenes as Cristiano Ronaldo helps Edinson Cavani off the pitch
Admirable scenes as Cristiano Ronaldo helps Edinson Cavani off the pitch

This World Cup has not been short of stunning goals and Cavani added another to the collection when he opened the scoring early on, playing a superb one-two with Luis Suarez before thumping home a header from his strike partner's cross.

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  • Mascherano Quits International Football After World Cup Exit
Mascherano Quits International Football After World Cup Exit

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. Fernando Santos threw on Andre Silva as Portugal tried to find a way through, but defensive duo Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez held a frustrated...

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  • After a great group stage, the merciless knockout awaits
After a great group stage, the merciless knockout awaits

Etebo completed 5/6 dribbles, 23/32 passes and 4/6 tackles against Argentina . Argentina scraped through Group D at the World Cup and, prior to the final pool match against Nigeria , in which he scored a brilliant opener , Messi's performances drew criticism.

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  • Japan advance on fair play points despite loss to Poland
Japan advance on fair play points despite loss to Poland

Colombia's Yerry Mina came to Nishino's rescue, though, as his goal defeated Senegal and ensured Japan progressed in second place due to its superior disciplinary record. "We're facing Japan , we've got to be ready for it". The game began at a slow pace. Intrigued by a commercial promotion for the game that was clearly influenced by "Monday ...

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  • Alexis Sanchez reveals who he wants to win the World Cup
Alexis Sanchez reveals who he wants to win the World Cup

Dan Mullan/Getty ImagesBelgium took a 1-0 victory over England to win Group G at the World Cup , but the win sets the Belgian side up for a much more hard path to the final. "We have studied it". "As a staff, knowing who is in charge of which bits, who needs to get out of the way, who can speak with clarity to the players".

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  • Warriors Rumors: Golden State Plans to Explore DeAndre Jordan in Free Agency
Warriors Rumors: Golden State Plans to Explore DeAndre Jordan in Free Agency

Swingman Harrison Barnes and sharpshooter Wesley Matthews are also signed through next season, as are athletic big man Dwight Powell, veteran point guard J.J. Per ESPN , the Mavericks have about $27.1 million in salary cap space after declining Nowitzki's option. It's important to note that Jordan would have made $24.1 million if he chose to e...

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  • Man United striker to miss England match
Man United striker to miss England match

England defeated Tunisia with a last-gasp Harry Kane goal and thrashed Panama 6-1 in their second game, as both themselves and Belgium guaranteed progress to the knockout stage with a game to spare. "There is a saying in football that you have to beat everyone to win it, but if you can avoid the major battles, you avoid them". 'I think he's ...

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  • Shock Germany win 'shook South Korea upside down'
Shock Germany win 'shook South Korea upside down'

Germany manager Joachim Low is contemplating his future after seeing his side lose 2-0 to South Korea and finish bottom of Group F on Wednesday. 'We're sorry for not playing like world champions, and as painful as it is, we deserve to be out'.

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  • Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium
Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium

But in Belgium they face the world's third-ranked side, and a squad loaded with world-class talent such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne . While their last 16 opponents are still to be determined, progressing as group winners would feed England into a potential quarter-final meeting with the winners of Brazil vs Mexico, with either France,...

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  • Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?
Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?

Uruguay topped the group with Russian Federation also qualifying from the group. Nobody is quite through yet but it would be a pretty big shock if Spain didn't make it to the last 16 . Nigeria will qualify with a win over Argentina . Mexico only need a draw against Sweden to qualify, while the latter will go through should they better...

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  • Lukaku aiming to win World Cup
Lukaku aiming to win World Cup

England and Belgium have nearly identical records: both teams now have six points, both teams have scored eight goals each and conceded two. While Lukaku may not be back in full training, Eden Hazard (calf) and Dries Mertens (ankle) are both back after missing yesterday's session.

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  • Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners
Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners

Having drawn with Argentina in their opener, Iceland then lost 2-0 to Nigeria, meaning they need to beat the Croatians, hope Nigeria fail to beat Argentina, and also earn themselves a better goal difference than Nigeria or Argentina. Milan Badelj hit a sweet half-volley for his side early in the second half, and Ivan Perisic struck in a 90th-...

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  • Maradona flips double double middle fingers, Argentina beats Nigeria
Maradona flips double double middle fingers, Argentina beats Nigeria

Denmark vs France was possibly the dullest game to have been played at the tournament so far, and nowhere was this reflected more than the scoreline. "There is nothing better than being able to treat your family well and look after them and I'm very fortunate and thankful to football for allowing me to do that", said Ryan, who now plays for Brigh...

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  • France wins Group C after serving up Russian Federation 2018's first goalless game
France wins Group C after serving up Russian Federation 2018's first goalless game

Denmark vs France kicks off at 3pm on BBC One. Thirty-six games in Russian Federation had failed to result in a goalless stalemate, but neither France nor Denmark ever looked like scoring in a tedious affair. "We did what we had to do, and we got the result we came to get", Dalsgaard said. "That hurts the cohesion a bit but it's good tha...

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  • Swiss trio fined for pro-Kosovo celebrations
Swiss trio fined for pro-Kosovo celebrations

Two stars of Switzerland's World Cup team were fined by the tournament organizers on Monday for celebrating goals against Serbia last week with a gesture that honored their roots in Kosovo, the former Serbian province. "I'd like to see that again. presumably Xhaka was not unhappy at not having scored against Albania", he said . Many politi...

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  • Messi is frustrated and hungry - Mascherano
Messi is frustrated and hungry - Mascherano

Lionel Messi is frustrated and desperate to turn Argentina's World Cup around, according to Javier Mascherano. Argentina finished as runners-up in 2014 in Brazil but are on the verge of missing out on the knockout stage in Russian Federation after picking up only one point in their two Group D games.

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  • Oldest Player in World Cup History Saves Penalty Kick for Egypt
Oldest Player in World Cup History Saves Penalty Kick for Egypt

There was confusion before kick-off when Salah was initially left out of Egypt's starting line-up. Mohamed Salah stylishly broke the deadlock in the match with his second strike of the tournament. Egypt's tournament has been a fairytale turned horror story with the injury saga of their key player Mohamed Salah . Saudi Arabia winger Sale...

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  • 76ers going 'all in' to clear cap space for LeBron James
76ers going 'all in' to clear cap space for LeBron James

LA can possibly sign someone else to lure James ( Chris Paul ), but it will be devastating to the franchise if they can't get George. Although George is yet to hit the open market, there are many who believe that his deciding to take his talents to Los Angeles to join the Lakers is a foregone conclusion.

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  • Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden
Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

The hapless Koreans, who have no points after two matches and have only won one of their last 11 World Cup fixtures, can still theoretically qualify for the next round but they need to beat Germany and hope Mexico win against Sweden. "People behaved in ways that you don't do", Andersson said. "It probably helps me that they don't know too much ab...

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  • Southgate won't blame injured Alli for playing through pain barrier
Southgate won't blame injured Alli for playing through pain barrier

Defender Kyle Walker was also asked about the leaked note - and, like Southgate, urged the media to keep any information to themselves in order to help the national team. "We knocked it on the head at that". "Given that was a squad list, it doesn't make any difference". The Three Lions continue their World Cup against Panama on Sunday, wi...

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  • NBA Draft: 5 Biggest Losers
NBA Draft: 5 Biggest Losers

According to ESPN's Pedro Gomez - who captured the photo - the billboard featuring No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton , guard Devin Booker and forward Josh Jackson was put up along Interstate 10 on Friday following the draft , just west of State Route 143 in Phoenix.

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  • Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals
Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals

For reasons hard to fathom, they have looked ponderous and lacking in creative thrust throughout coach Jorge Sampaoli's year in charge despite boasting Messi and other big names like Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria.

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  • World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018
World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

They are yet to lose to African opposition at a World Cup , while Tunisia have never beaten a European side at a finals. The Chelsea star sprinted onto De Bruyne's lofted pass, held off two defenders, rounded keeper Ben Mustapha and tapped home Belgium's fourth goal in the 51st minute.

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  • Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup
Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Senegal took the lead in the 37th minute, when Idrissa Gueye's 20-yard-strike took a huge deflection off the unfortunate Thiago Cionek and bobbled past a wrong-footed Wojciech Szczęsny. I got calls today from all over Africa and we are proud of that. Egypt , Morocco , Nigeria and Tunisia had been outscored 6-1 as African teams started ...

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  • Cavs Reveal Latest Plans Regarding Their 1st-Round Draft Pick
Cavs Reveal Latest Plans Regarding Their 1st-Round Draft Pick

But if I was him, I wouldn't be trying to get four, five and six because it ain't going to matter. While it doesn't look like a ton of big names will be moved, there's potential for a few teams to be busy on the trade market if the prospects they covet are available at the right price.

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