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Here are five reasons he should sign with Los Angeles, beginning with the off-court appeal of L.A. and his budding brand. George now looks set for a hard choice in deciding between the Thunder and the Lakers - although the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are also considered outside contenders for the five-time All-Star.
  • DeAndre Jordan opts out of deal with Clippers

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    Jordan, who will turn 30 on July 21, had spent all 10 of his seasons with the Clippers. He could've opt in and mdke $24.1 million next season, but he made a decision to become an unrestricted free agent, giving him a plethora of teams to choose from.
  • Lakers set sights on LeBron James in free agency

    Lakers set sights on LeBron James in free agency

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    It shouldn't, however, be viewed as proof that he will definitely leave the Cavaliers. While he doesn't mention any specific names, Kennedy says there are numerous free agents who "would jump at an opportunity to have this kind of prominent role on a team like the Lakers".
  • Germany win shakes Korea upside down

    Germany win shakes Korea upside down

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    They were still in position to advance despite trailing Sweden , but they were waiting - some with tears in their eyes - for Germany to do the inevitable and ruin their chances of moving on. Brazil had better hope that it wins the World Cup , because it deserves whatever comes its way if it loses. El Tri was on the brink of elimination if Germany had beaten South Korea .
  • England are in wrong half of draw, says former coach Eriksson

    England are in wrong half of draw, says former coach Eriksson

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    On Thursday night extra police officers were called to the Woodlands Edge after a TV was broken at the end of England's game against Belgium . 'We had to make a decision we felt gave us the best opportunity preparing the whole squad for that game and that's what we tried to do, ' said Southgate.
  • LeBron James declines player option with Cavaliers, set to become free agent

    LeBron James declines player option with Cavaliers, set to become free agent

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    LeBron James will officially become a free agent on July 1. Whether or not they play out is one thing, but to say players don't at least engage each other on the subject is another. As ESPN's Brian Windhorst noted , LeBron enjoys playing next to shooters who don't need the ball to succeed. That is. not exactly how you'd describe Simmons and Embiid, not to mention Markelle Fultz.
  • Lionel Messi not dictating Argentina tactics, says Jorge Sampaoli

    Lionel Messi not dictating Argentina tactics, says Jorge Sampaoli

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    Among the four matches on first day of knockout stage is the clash between Argentina and France - two of the sides that were expected to rule in Russian Federation but only ended up being under-performed. Where is FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Argentina Round of 16 match? France coach Didier Deschamps has already walked off with the award for the most blindingly obvious public statement at this World Cup.
  • Uruguay's Godin holds key to locking out Ronaldo

    Uruguay's Godin holds key to locking out Ronaldo

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    Uruguay and Portugal will feature in the second game of 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stage when they meet in a round-of-16 duel at the Fisht Olympics Stadium in Sochi on Saturday. The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign in Russian Federation.
  • Duncan Castles: Marouane Fellaini has signed a new contract at Manchester United

    Duncan Castles: Marouane Fellaini has signed a new contract at Manchester United

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    The report claims that Fellaini has agreed to sign a new two-year contract, which if completed will see the player take his stay with the English giants to seven seasons. It had been expected that he would leave the club. Fellaini was due to become a free agent in a matter of days after rejecting previous contract offers from the club.
  • Marouane Fellaini signs new Manchester United deal

    Marouane Fellaini signs new Manchester United deal

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    Manchester United have announced that Marouane Fellaini has signed a new deal that ties him to the club until 2020, putting an end to speculation over the Belgian's future. His unorthodox style and occasional clumsiness, not to mention his regular bouts of indiscipline, have hardly endeared him to the Old Trafford faithful, while his fitness problems saw him miss large swathes of last season.
  • Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua frustrated by Deontay Wilder 'game'

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    It had previously granted Joshua an extra month to continue talks with Povetkin and Deontey Wilder, but the WBA had lost patience amid the negotiations. Finkel said: "I'm sending him back the contracts with a couple of notes". A Joshua-Povetkin fight this year would push Wilder to next year. It's a fight we desperately want.
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    Spurs Ready to "Move On" From Kawhi Leonard

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    Lakers president Magic Johnson has a hard decision to make in trading for Kawhi Leonard . Leonard played in only nine games this season, scoring 16.2 points a night, well below his average of 25.5 in 2016-17. "The Lakers past year were hesitant in the kind offer they made to in for Paul George ". Throw Kuzma in there. Don't go full-blown "Godfather" and offer all of the assets I listed above, but be aggressive.
  • Loew Job Safe Even If Germany Suffer Early Exit

    Loew Job Safe Even If Germany Suffer Early Exit

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    But history was not on Germany's side - as BBC "Match of the Day" tweeted out, this is the third straight tournament in which the reigning World Cup winners have failed to get out of the group stage. Amid a string of tweets from the official German FA account after the shock defeat, they took the time to thank Russian Federation for the hospitality displayed to Die Mannschaft.
  • Questions over future of ‘shocked’ Germany coach Joachim Low

    Questions over future of ‘shocked’ Germany coach Joachim Low

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    In one of the great World Cup upsets , Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min both scored in injury time to condemn footballing superpower Germany to their first opening-round exit in 80 years. Goretza nearly put Germany in front two minutes after the restart but was thwarted by a superb stop from Jo Hyeon-Woo - and then news filtered through of Ludwig Augustinsson's opener for Sweden .
  • Marcelo injury: Brazil doc gives freakish reason for Real Madrid star's problem

    Marcelo injury: Brazil doc gives freakish reason for Real Madrid star's problem

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    So, after Nigeria gave Argentina a scare and South Korea "avenged" the 2002 World Cup semi-final loss, I wasn't sure how Brazil would fare. Tite expects his side to grow in the knock-out stages having finished as Group E winners. "We've done a fantastic job today with this match", Andersson said. Marcelo limped from the pitch early during Wednesday's game in Moscow , being replaced by Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis, with the score still at 0-0.
  • Argentina Boss Asks Lionel Messi About Substitution Minutes Before Attacking Change

    Argentina Boss Asks Lionel Messi About Substitution Minutes Before Attacking Change

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    France qualified comfortably, if not convincingly, top of Group C , while Argentina scraped through Group D and if both sides have remarkable offensive qualities, they have yet to show their full potential. He started the third match, a 1-0 loss to Italy, but Argentina still qualified for the second round and Bertoni's spirited performances on the right wing ensured his place in the starting line-up.
  • Spurs "Ready" To Trade Kawhi, In Talks With Lakers & Celtics

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    However, following reports that LeBron James is hesitant to be the first star to go to the Lakers and that Paul George might stay in Oklahoma City, the Lakers may have to trade for Leonard to get the ball rolling. There's been speculation since Leonard asked for a trade that Kyle Kuzma would have to be involved in any deal with the Spurs. The Celtics may have more attractive assets at their disposal, though it is not yet clear which of those they would be willing to part with for ...
  • Khazri ends Tunisia's long wait for finals win

    Khazri ends Tunisia's long wait for finals win

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    However, it was Panama who broke the deadlock after 33 minutes as Jose Rodriguez's strike from the distance took a deflection off Yassine Meriah and sailed into the back of the net for an own goal. While Panama were easily beaten 6-1 by England in their last game, the one goal meant a lot to the small nation. "Perhaps in the second match we should have been better", the coach said.
  • Belgium player's goal celebration goes horribly wrong at World Cup

    Belgium player's goal celebration goes horribly wrong at World Cup

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    In a largely uneventful clash featuring two understrength sides in Kaliningrad , Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal of the game with a terrific finish early in the second half. The Belgian striker looked briefly annoyed at the moment, which sent fans on Twitter insane, but following the game the social media guru laughed at himself for the unfortunate event.
  • DC United to announce Wayne Rooney joining club, sources say

    DC United to announce Wayne Rooney joining club, sources say

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    The 32-yearold will complete the formalities of his move when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10. Per football writer Kristan Heneage , United confirmed the deal was for three-and-a-half years. Even at his age, Rooney gives DC United and MLS another headliner. He is England's record goalscorer with 53 goals in 119 appearances, and is Manchester United 's top scorer of all time with 253 goals.
  • Jamie Vardy: Is this the clue England striker WILL score vs Belgium?

    Jamie Vardy: Is this the clue England striker WILL score vs Belgium?

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    On the other side, Tunisia and Panama will compete for the 3rd position in their group and would like to end their FIFA World Cup 2018 Russian Federation journey on a winning note. The reward for progressing past the round of 16 would be a tie against the victor of Sweden vs Switzerland, with a potential semifinal clash against one of Spain, Russia, Croatia or Denmark.
  • Spain vs. Morocco - Football Match Report

    Spain vs. Morocco - Football Match Report

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    Spain then levelled the game in the 1st minute of injury time courtesy of VAR helped Iago Aspas goal to finish the game 2-2. Morocco sat back in the second period and invited Spain to try to break them down. Morocco's coach Herve Renard speaks during a press conference at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 24, 2018, during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament.
  • England are the set-piece kings according to Alan Shearer

    England are the set-piece kings according to Alan Shearer

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    And there's further warning signs for Belgium and England , should they be plotting any foul play in the pursuit of eventual glory. Both have already qualified for the last 16 - only the group victor needs to be decided - so Thursday's Group G finale in Kaliningrad provides a rare chance in an unrelenting World Cup schedule to rest exhausted legs, recover from injuries and avoid the risk of suspensions.
  • 5 things to look out for at the World Cup on Thursday

    5 things to look out for at the World Cup on Thursday

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    Former right-back Gary Neville has advised England manager Gareth Southgate to make "three or four changes" in Thursday's top-spot decider against Belgium to avoid fatigue in the latter stages of the World Cup . Crawford spoke about the likes of Germany and Argentina struggling in the early stages of the tournament but admitted he was pleased that at least the South Americans had qualified: "It's the World Cup , people want to see the best players - which Germany and Argentina ...
  • Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

    Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

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    His blushes were spared 11 minutes before the interval, though, when Takashi Inui whipped superbly into the bottom far corner from just inside the penalty area. Goal! Ohh! That was a beauty! It was a result which Nishino had dreamed of and Japan take on Senegal knowing that a win should take them through to the Round of 16 for just the third time.
  • Poland seek redemption against Japan

    Poland seek redemption against Japan

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    The Samurai Blue, who had needed only a draw to qualify from Group H , went behind in the 59th minute when Poland's Rafal Kurzawa floated a free kick to the far post and an unmarked Jan Bednarek scored from close range. Senegal were knocked out of the World Cup in the most cruel circumstances, with Japan progressing from Group H into the knockouts because they had two less yellow cards than Aliou Cissé's side.
  • Germany exit shows anyone is vulnerable England manager Gareth Southgate

    Germany exit shows anyone is vulnerable England manager Gareth Southgate

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    Southgate has made it plain that he wants that to be England , but nonetheless he won't be fielding his first XI, with Eric Dier, Gary Cahill , Phil Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold all expected to make their World Cup bows. The Croatian believes England should try their best to win against Belgium in order to build confidence for the rest of the tournament. But that might not be the case when England take on Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium in the World Cup tonight, as both ...
  • LeBron James texted Kevin Durant he was going to L.A.

    LeBron James texted Kevin Durant he was going to L.A.

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    Two years ago, plans had been set in motion to make a sequel to the original film, which starred Hall of Famer Michael Jordan more than two decades ago. But they will be barred from receiving players in sign-and-trade deals, which means they would need to clear cap space. This narrows his choice down to two teams according to ESPN's " First Take " co-host Max Kellerman.
  • Africa's hopes dashed as Senegal exit World Cup

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    This means that Japan ended the tournament level with Senegal on four points. Starting at this year's tournament, disciplinary records - known as "fair play" - were added by Federation Internationale de Football Association as a tiebreaker.
  • Spurs Open To Trading Kawhi Leonard To Lakers

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    If those are, indeed, Durant's thoughts, Twitter seems to agree with him. "I think the people's MVP was definitely James [Harden], but the NBA MVP is definitely LeBron [James ]". ". If you're LeBron, you need those places to pitch you but the fact that he doesn't tells me it's either Cleveland or the Lakers, that's what it comes down to, why does he need them to pitch him?" With three days to go until the official start of the National Basketball Association free-agency period, things are ...
  • Anger as Senegal eliminated from the World Cup on yellow cards

    Anger as Senegal eliminated from the World Cup on yellow cards

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    Senegal will set up a last-16 date with either England or Belgium if they avoid defeat to Colombia on Thursday. Egypt failed to pick up a point in three games Group A, while Tunisia, who face Panama on Thursday, have lost their first two games and can not advance from Group G.
  • Mane critical to Senegal hopes

    Mane critical to Senegal hopes

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    Liverpool ace Mane scored a fortuitous opener for Senegal in their 2-2 draw with Japan having failed to find the net against Poland. All eyes will now be on the other group match between Poland and Colombia - defeat for either side will be the end of their tournament in Russian Federation.
  • Tidy Japan fans make us proud, says Southampton's Yoshida

    Tidy Japan fans make us proud, says Southampton's Yoshida

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    Six minutes after coming on, Honda equalised. "Honda was moved from centre to the wide side and he was very versatile at adapting to that position". In their first game against Japan, they were without talisman James Rodriguez from the start because of injury.
  • Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA

    Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA

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    On Tuesday at 9pm, True4U 24 will broadcast the Sweden-Switzerland game. It is the first time since 1938 that Germany have failed to progress beyond the first stage of the tournament and national newspaper Bild led the fierce criticism, topping its on the whistle report with the line: 'This is the biggest disgrace in German World Cup history!' South Korea , also eliminated, had the best early chance of the game when Germany keeper Manuel Neuer spilled a free kick in the 19th minute but ...
  • Korea stun Germany on way out of World Cup

    Korea stun Germany on way out of World Cup

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    For Korea to advance to the knockout stage, the team had to win against Germany by at least two goals, and Mexico had to defeat Sweden . World Cup after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of South Korea in Wednesday's Group F clash in Kazan .
  • Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse

    Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse

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    The Germans reached the semifinals at the 2016 European Championship and won last year's Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for the tournament in Russian Federation, with what was basically a reserve team. "I am not like that, it is not like that in sport. I told them to fight until the very end". Paulinho (36′) and Thiago Silva (68′) scored the goals for the Brazilians.
  • No one was happier about South Korea’s World Cup win than Mexico

    No one was happier about South Korea’s World Cup win than Mexico

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    Wassermann told the South China Morning Post that Matthaus was not confident, based on the difference of his experience in 1986 where there was a lack of focus in the squad and the drive that defined the 1990 team from the outset. Korean goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo starts the celebration as German players realise their World Cup is over after a 100-minute match ending in a 2-0 victory for South Korea.
  • Beating England not priority for Belgium boss Martinez

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    That side includes four of the top seven teams in the world rankings and no team ranked lower than 15th. As things stand, England and Belgium are tied in every aspect - points, goals scored and goal difference. External Link Oliver Kay tweet: I am so, so up for England NOT winning Group G. Totally understand all the counter-arguments, including momentum and, yes, the possibility of facing Colombia .
  • World Cup LIVE Brazil need a point Germany out; Mexico Sweden through

    World Cup LIVE Brazil need a point Germany out; Mexico Sweden through

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    The Swedes were then awarded a penalty just after the mark, with Andreas Granqvist converting the penalty to double the lead and claim his second goal of the campaign. Sweden needed a goal and five minutes after half-time they got it, Augustinsson popping up from left-back to volley in. Great organization and some fortunate timing played out in the second half for Sweden .
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    Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday

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    The Lakers attempted to aggressively re-engage the San Antonio Spurs on a trade for Leonard on Wednesday. The Lakers believe that landing Leonard could help them attract free agents like LeBron James and Paul George this offseason.