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But in a surprising twist - he could now pen a new deal with Nike despite severing ties just months ago. Federer had continued to wear Nike without a deal, but for his opening news conference at Wimbledon , he wore an unbranded jacket. 'They have shown interest to have a shoe deal with me, as well. "Look, it's the process". 'The RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point.
  • You can swap your Cavs No. 23 for a Lakers jersey

    You can swap your Cavs No. 23 for a Lakers jersey

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    He talked with Kobe Bryant over the phone and invited Magic Johnson to his house in Brentwood. However, with James now in town, that will be coming to an end. 8 pick in the NBA Draft and have most of its core outside of James, of course, locked up. He'll never be able to match Jordan's flawless six wins and six Finals MVPs in six tries, but a couple more titles and his record for franchise-building and his sustained statistical excellence will be hard to dismiss.
  • Neymar helps Brazil beat Mexico and reach World Cup 2018 quarters

    Neymar helps Brazil beat Mexico and reach World Cup 2018 quarters

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    A sixth World Cup crown is there for the taking and an engaged Neymar is looking like the best player still alive in the tournament. Can the Mexicans record their first ever victory over Brazil in a World Cup? Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday that inflicted a seventh straight last-16 exit on the central Americans.
  • Arsenal wrap up signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund

    Arsenal wrap up signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund

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    Giving his first official interview to the club website upon signing his contract, Papastathopoulos expressed his delight at being able to get involved with the new-look Arsenal . 'Arsenal are a good team, one of the most important in the world, but at this moment I am focused on playing for my country'. Papastathopoulos will add experience to the Arsenal back line, along with another fellow newcomer, 34-year-old Stephan Lichtsteiner.
  • Sixers to meet with LeBron James' agent, report says

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    Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, as noted earlier, also had a far muted response to the last time James left town. " Well now it's time to say goodbye to Bron and his brand new team, A bunch of faceless players nobody knows it seems, Fear not because The King has yet to stack his crew, Signing Boogie Cousins is the first thing he wants to do ".
  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery holds ‘positive’ talks with Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery holds ‘positive’ talks with Aaron Ramsey

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    The 30-year-old Greece global is expected to put the finishing touches to a deal reported to be worth around 20 million euros (£17.7million). Mislintat sees Sokratis as the flawless replacement for the injured Laurent Koscielny and is looking to revamp the defence Emery has inherited, which is a legacy of a poor final season under the long-serving Arsene Wenger.
  • Mbappe Donates World Cup Match Fees, Bonuses To Charity

    Mbappe Donates World Cup Match Fees, Bonuses To Charity

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    The performance marked something of a changing of the guard, with Lionel Messi eliminated from the tournament and Mbappe soaring into the quarter-finals, where Les Bleus will play Uruguay. For a 17-year-old, Arsenal decided not to continue the conversation because there's always a risk. France coach Didier Deschamps has claimed that Kylian Mbappe is "even quicker" than Brazil legend Ronaldo and has tipped the teenager to "make a lot of progress" over the coming years.
  • Thon Maker Involved in Massive FIBA Brawl

    Thon Maker Involved in Massive FIBA Brawl

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    An elbow thrown by Philippines player June Mar Fajardo turned into an all-out brawl. With the game already seething of intensity with the Filipinos seeking to mount a comeback, Gilas' RR Pogoy pushed Christopher Goulding to the ground before he was decked by Australia's Daniel Kickert.
  • Paul George Agrees to $137 Million Contract with Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡️

    Paul George Agrees to $137 Million Contract with Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡️

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    Sorry Lakers fans, but Paul George has unfinished business in Oklahoma City. He is staying in Oklahoma City. George had opted out of his OKC deal to join the free agent market earlier this week. George has stated previously that he wants to see what the team can do with a fully healthy roster available and he now figures to have that opportunity with Andre Roberson set to return next season.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomes LeBron James to Los Angeles

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomes LeBron James to Los Angeles

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    However, since taking over as the President of Basketball Operations and the general manager, Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson have done a great job for the Lakers . For the last few years, the Los Angeles Lakers have fallen on some hard times. This is the longest contract LeBron has signed since his six-year deal with the Heat in 2010, though the final two years of that contract were player options.
  • Mexico - World Cup - 2 July 2018

    Mexico - World Cup - 2 July 2018

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    Mexico's high pressure continues to make life hard for Brazil , which is struggling to establish a tempo to its play or to even maintain possession in a unsafe part of the field. The match starts at 19:30 IST. Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil v/s Mexico match? Marcelo returned to training with Brazil over the weekend, but will not be included in the starting eleven that will take on Mexico .
  • Roger Federer begins Wimbledon title defence in style against Dusan Lajovic

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    The match marked the high point of a captivating rivalry between Nadal and Federer that played a huge role in tennis's resurgence as a multi-million-pound business. Nadal admits it is hard for his aching knees to transition from clay to grass, but insists he can make a strong challenge for Federer's title over the next fortnight.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo not thinking about retirement from worldwide football

    Cristiano Ronaldo not thinking about retirement from worldwide football

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    Meanwhile, Lionel Messi - Ronaldo's rival for the best player in the world mantle - declined to speak to the media after Argentina were eliminated from the World Cup . "It wasn't to be and I'm very disappointed". Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday (June 30) but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal .
  • Razorbacks Run Falls Short In Championship Series

    Razorbacks Run Falls Short In Championship Series

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    And obviously Abel is going to say he can keep going; he wants to be a hero and is a competitor. But nobody could make the catch. Rutschman singled his first three times at bat and drove in a run in the first and another in the third for a 3-0 lead.
  • Los Angeles Lakers instantly become a contender with LeBron James

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    The announcement came on the first day of free agency. All of the buzz from the previous year that LeBron James would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers became a reality Sunday night, July 1. Times that read , "Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome". In short, there's a reasonable chance that LeBron James could wind up playing in the National Basketball Association either with - or far more interestingly, against - his own dang son.
  • Russians flood the streets to celebrate historic World Cup win over Spain

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    Among the favorites for the trophy heading into the tournament, Spain joined the likes of Germany, Portugal and Argentina in making an early exit when Igor Akinfeev kept out Iago Aspas' penalty in Moscow. Iniesta started on the bench on Sunday, coming on midway through the second half as Spain attempted to retake the lead cancelled out by Artem Dzyuba's spot-kick, but could not inspire a victory.
  • Sweden coach Andersson slams Germany for 'unsportsmanlike behaviour'

    Sweden coach Andersson slams Germany for 'unsportsmanlike behaviour'

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    Southgate was holding his press conference in Kaliningrad ahead of England's final Group G match against Belgium on Thursday as news of Germany's defeat filtered through. Matthaus, who lifted the World Cup with West Germany in the 1990 World Cup , wrote on Twitter: "This is a very sad afternoon". Sweden coach Janne Andersson spoke of his huge pride after his side topped the group with second-half goals against Mexico from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist and an own goal from ...
  • Lance Stephenson Agrees to Contract with Lakers After LeBron James Deal

    Lance Stephenson Agrees to Contract with Lakers After LeBron James Deal

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    James led Cleveland to the NBA Finals, but lost to the Golden State Warriors in four games. James chose to become a free agent after his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he made good on his promise to bring a championship title to what is essentially his home town, having grown up in Akron, Ohio.
  • Philadelphia 76ers to meet with LeBron James' agent in Los Angeles

    Philadelphia 76ers to meet with LeBron James' agent in Los Angeles

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    He informed the Cavs from Anguilla Friday that he is opting out of the previous year of his contract. LeBron James was at his herculean best for the Cavaliers . George, who opted for a four-year $137m max extension with the Thunder, did not even meet with Lakers representatives before making his decision, according to league sources.
  • Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James

    Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James

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    For the first time in what seems like forever, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to be a popular landing spot for free agents this offseason after the team ended up being a surprise contender in the Eastern Conference during the 2017-18 season.
  • Paul George finds continuity, comfort in Oklahoma City

    Paul George finds continuity, comfort in Oklahoma City

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    But players can not sign contracts and teams may not comment until 12 p.m. on Friday. When the Thunder traded for George, it was to make him a one-year rental with the hope that they could convince him to stay. So did plenty of other players, and by the time the moratorium was 2 hours old almost US$700 million worth of deals had been agreed upon, based on figures confirmed to AP by people involved in the various decisions.
  • Team Sky 'confident' Chris Froome will race in Tour de France

    Team Sky 'confident' Chris Froome will race in Tour de France

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    Hinault, whose 1985 win gave the host nation its last title, sees Froome as a "cheat", a stance Team Sky decried. "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.
  • LeBron James Is A Los Angeles Laker

    LeBron James Is A Los Angeles Laker

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    After the Cleveland Cavaliers went a league-worst 17-65, they won the 2003 NBA Draft Lottery and selected nearby prep star James, who became NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004. Trading for George a year ago was panned by some critics, presumably because of the belief that he was already focused on joining his hometown Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.
  • Lakers will meet with Clint Capela

    Lakers will meet with Clint Capela

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    The breakdown of the payouts over the four years of this contract for Paul would be $35.6M in 2018-19, $38.5M in 2019-20, $41.4M in 2020-21 and $44.2M in the final year of the deal in 2021-22. Houston was one win away from the NBA Finals this past season (and, probably, one win away from an NBA championship considering how they would've matched up against Cleveland).
  • LeBron James bound for Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James bound for Los Angeles Lakers

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    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. LeBron James thanked OH after announcing he was joining the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers . Cleveland's roster was exposed during this year's finals, and James may not have seen a way for it to improve enough to win a fourth title.
  • Tiger Woods finishes tied for fourth at Quicken Loans National

    Tiger Woods finishes tied for fourth at Quicken Loans National

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    Ancer posted a sparkling 62 and Molinari shot a 65 as both men reached 13 under, tying for the lead two shots in front of Americans Zac Blair and Ryan Armour . I would rather play in this than cold weather". If I look back, nothing I can do any better than that. Golfers in the 2018 field said on Tuesday, on Wednesday and even after the first round Thursday that they expected the course to play similarly tough; Woods predicted that the victor again would finish in single-digits relative ...
  • LeBron James agrees to sign with Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James agrees to sign with Los Angeles Lakers

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    Paul, who represents several other players entering into free agency - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Nerlens Noel among them - will conduct all his business over the phone when free agency begins, sources told ESPN . Durant has made a decision to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can not become official until the league's off-season moratorium ends on Friday.
  • Denmark and Croatia set World Cup record for fastest goals

    Denmark and Croatia set World Cup record for fastest goals

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    With five minutes remaining in the extra-time, Croatia were awarded a penalty for a challenge on Ante Rebic but Luka Modric could not net the victor from the spot as Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel pulled off the save. 15 minute: Both Croatia and Denmark look to settle themselves in the midfield. The cross, though, sails wide right of the post after Dejan Lovren's header.
  • Twitter goes berserk as Spain are knocked out of the World Cup

    Twitter goes berserk as Spain are knocked out of the World Cup

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    They had taken the lead on 12 minutes after Sergei Ignashevich deflected a Marco Asensio free-kick into his own net. Akinfeev saved a bad Koke penalty to put Russian Federation in control and with David de Gea unable to stop any of the four kicks he faced, Aspas' effort was brilliantly blocked by the goalkeeper to spark chaotic celebrations.
  • Russian Federation knock Spain out of World Cup

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    It was the first match of the tournament to go to penalty kicks. The 38-year-old was so intent on preventing Spain's Sergio Ramos from getting on the end of Isco's free-kick, he lost sight of the ball before unwittingly turning it into his own net.
  • Croatia midfielder Luka Modric plays down Christian Eriksen midfield battle

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    Croatia came into the 2018 FIFA World Cup as dark horses and have firmly lived up to the billing. "We've played fantastically in the group stage". 'He's a wonderful player but they have other skilful players and we need to handle him collectively, ' he added. "I would be the happiest man on Earth because it would mean Croatia have done something significant", Dalic said, "so God willing it will be so".
  • Croatia v Denmark 01 July 2018

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    The Danes are confident that anything Modric can do Eriksen can do just as well and Hareide promised a more attacking style to that seen in the group stage. Stay with us for Live Updates of this game. Modric says that Croatia are ready to emulate the legendary squad who came third in France in 1998 - the only Croatian side to go beyond the round of 16.
  • F1: Verstappen wins in Austria as Hamilton fails to finish

    F1: Verstappen wins in Austria as Hamilton fails to finish

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    Verstappen rejoined just 13 seconds behind Hamilton, with Raikkonen and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo also close enough to mean the Briton would come out behind them when he stopped. The Finn temporarily slipped behind Verstappen and Raikkonen for fourth, but made his way back past both drivers with a daring move around the outside of Turn 4 on the first lap.
  • German fans stunned by World Cup elimination

    German fans stunned by World Cup elimination

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    France, holders of 1998 World Cup , got eliminated in 2002 in the group stages. Germany won last year's Confederations Cup in Russian Federation even though Loew opted to leave his World Cup-winning stars at home, boosting his reputation further.
  • Joshua - Wilder talks stall; Joshua looks to Povetkin

    Joshua - Wilder talks stall; Joshua looks to Povetkin

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    The WBA have ordered Anthony Joshua to face his mandatory contender next up in the form of Russian Alexander Povetkin after growing exhausted of the protracted Joshua vs Wilder negotiations. April 13th at Wembley Stadium, Deontay Wilder can give the fans what they want. . "He sent us a bull*** offer thinking we'll never take it.and we took it", Finkel said.
  • Kevin Durant to sign 1+1 deal with Warriors

    Kevin Durant to sign 1+1 deal with Warriors

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    Golden State also signed general manager Bob Myers to a contract extension last summer. With very little cap space to work with, the Warriors are limited as to who they can acquire in free agency. That means his discount last season still matters, as a 20-percent bump from $25 million puts him at exactly $30 million, a full $5,654,150 less for this season than he could have received using Early Bird rights.
  • This Team Has ‘Inside Track’ To Sign LeBron James In Free Agency

    This Team Has ‘Inside Track’ To Sign LeBron James In Free Agency

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    James' agent, Rich Paul , informing the Cavs on Friday that he will not exercise his option and become a free agent was expected. Even more exciting, this means the Los Angeles Lakers have a legitimate chance of signing James, that is assuming he is willing to leave the Cavaliers for a second time in his career.