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Angel Di Maria backs Barcelona star's Copa America displays

Angel Di Maria backs Barcelona star's Copa America displays They face Venezuela in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night knowing that a victory will set up a semi-final on Tuesday against hosts Brazil . Lo Celso's tap-in sealed a therapeutic win for Argentina in their first game back at the iconic Maracana stadium since their 1-0 extra-time defeat to Germany , which began a cycle of three consecutive losses in major finals. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant No Longer "Most Hated" Player In NBA, Study Claims

Kevin Durant No Longer Wojnarowski adds that the Warriors are planning to offer Durant a max contract worth $221 million over five years while other clubs can offer four years and $146 million. Kevin Durant is reportedly eyeing the two NY teams, and Kawhi Leonard might leave the Toronto Raptors for Los Angeles just a few weeks after leading Canada's only team to a championship. [Full Article...]

White Sox SS Anderson leaves game with injury

White Sox SS Anderson leaves game with injury Chris Sale takes the hill for the Red Sox as he faces his former team. "I just planted wrong", Anderson said Wednesday after the game, which the White Sox won 8-7. Anderson planted his right foot awkwardly on the wet dirt behind second base after fielding a grounder and throwing to first. The Boston Red Sox are coming off of a rather disappointing series with the Toronto Blue Jays . [Full Article...]

LeBron James finishes 12th in MVP voting as Giannis Antetokounmpo earns award

LeBron James finishes 12th in MVP voting as Giannis Antetokounmpo earns award After leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 60-win season, Mike Budenholzer has taken home Coach of the Year! James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka fluff their lines and hand South Africa an easy victory

Sri Lanka fluff their lines and hand South Africa an easy victory Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera is my only wicket-keeper batsman for this match. Five batsmen have been selected on this Dream 11 team, Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Faf du Plessis , Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram. [Full Article...]

Rockets free agency primer: A guide to another busy offseason

Rockets free agency primer: A guide to another busy offseason Tucker individually to teams with available cap space. First, they need to convince Butler that Houston would be his best destination in free agency after an eventful year for the All-Star forward. "They have tough decisions to make and so do we", Philadelphia general manager Elton Brand said earlier this week. Brogdon's a strong shooter who can play either guard spot, but he'll be a restric... [Full Article...]

Hornets' Kemba Walker to Celtics as Kyrie Irving's replacement?

Hornets' Kemba Walker to Celtics as Kyrie Irving's replacement? Walker may simply be more valuable to a team like the Celtics than he is to the Hornets . The news comes just 48 hours after The New York Times' Marc Stein outed the Celtics as stealth suitors for Walker. They have been clearing cap space in order to make a run at a significant free agent. Walker is the definition of a true professional, always carrying himself with class and respect. [Full Article...]

Lou Williams explains why Raptors struggle to keep players

Lou Williams explains why Raptors struggle to keep players Leonard will meet with a handful of other teams, including the Toronto Raptors, before making his decision. "My heart goes out to the people that got hurt and I was going to come out with a statement but I thought I'd wait until today", Ujiri said. [Full Article...]

England still Cup favourites for Aussies

England still Cup favourites for Aussies Sunday's game against India will be a challenge both on and off the field for England . They play India (June 27), Sri Lanka (July 1) and Afghanistan (July 4). (sic)!" Cape Town - Australia's assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes that England's out-and-out aggressive approach to one-day global cricket has probably not been suitable for a stage such as the World Cup . [Full Article...]

Man Utd set to sign £50m Wan-Bissaka

Man Utd set to sign £50m Wan-Bissaka The 21-year-old right-back is expected to join imminently in a deal that with add-ons may push the final price to around £50mn. "So, I'm not anxious that Manchester United aren't going to sign Harry Maguire, but I'm anxious that United think that would be a suitable signing". [Full Article...]

AFCON: Eagles need to score more goals -Ex-DG, NSC

AFCON: Eagles need to score more goals -Ex-DG, NSC Guinea needed a Francois Kamano penalty to salvage a point from their Group B opener against Madagascar. The Burundians and Malagasies meet on Thursday. Others also blasted striker Odion Ighalo for how he failed to pass to Ahmed Musa when he had the chance to do so. Simon got away again down the right just after the half-hour mark, with Ighalo galloping up in tandem. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant declines $31.5M option with Warriors

Kevin Durant declines $31.5M option with Warriors During his previous season, he was plagued by injury which cut his time on the floor short. The Nets were one of the league's best stories this past season, their young core pushing its way to the Eastern Conference playoffs, with Russell among those leading the way. [Full Article...]

Babar calls unbeaten century against New Zealand ‘best innings of his career’

Babar calls unbeaten century against New Zealand ‘best innings of his career’ New Zealand are unbeaten in this World Cup . New Zealand have the chance to follow Australia into the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup if they beat Pakistan in today's match. But the biggest positive that Pakistan team and Riaz can draw from their 49-run win over South Africa on Sunday (June 23) is the return to reverse swing to their arsenal. [Full Article...]

Emery pleads with Arsenal to smash budget for Crystal Palace star Zaha

Emery pleads with Arsenal to smash budget for Crystal Palace star Zaha The battle to sign the 22-year-old left back is starting to hot up with the news that Everton is prepared to meet the player's valuation. "We now have a new manager that's excited to start working and looking at Olly", Dowling added. The club want to cash in on Rondon while they can, rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months. Joe Aribo was seriously linked with the Premier League cl... [Full Article...]

Italy on ice: Milan and Cortina selected to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy on ice: Milan and Cortina selected to host 2026 Winter Olympics Spreading an Olympics so thinly would once have hugely counted against a bid but the days of lavish spending on new venues and mega-budgets are now over, and the fact that both options were nearly entirely based on existing venues or planned projects was a positive in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee , even if that risks dissipating what makes a Games in one location so special. [Full Article...]

Derby Call on Chelsea to Decide on Frank Lampard

Derby Call on Chelsea to Decide on Frank Lampard The Blues are thought to be close to appointing Lampard as Maurizio Sarri's successor at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are now expected to pay Derby the compensation required to relieve Lampard from his contract at Pride Park, before announcing him as manager this week. [Full Article...]

Slow over rate leaves Kane Williamson on thin ice

Slow over rate leaves Kane Williamson on thin ice Williamson, on the other hand, went on to notch 148 off 154 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six to propel New Zealand to a challenging total of 291/8 in 50 overs. West Indies will next play against India on June 27. The nail-biting win over West Indies at Old Trafford was the kind of result that gives teams a lot of self-belief, but it has come at a significant cost for New Zealand... [Full Article...]

Women's World Cup last 16

Women's World Cup last 16 Granted, the Swedes made seven lineup changes ahead of the Group F finale, because like the US they had already punched their ticket to the knockout round . "And I just think it was more of, "Let's be smart about this" in terms of what we did". Against Jamaica, she almost tied Morgan's five-goal game by scoring every goal in the Matildas' 4-1 rout over the Reggae Girlz. [Full Article...]

Fairytale return for Murray as he reaches doubles final

Fairytale return for Murray as he reaches doubles final The second, and more exciting option for Murray fans, would be for him to start practising his singles immediately after Wimbledon and then play the Cincinnati Open starting on the 11th August. Feliciano Lopez became the oldest Queen's singles champion aged 37, beating Frenchman Gilles Simon in a thrilling three-set clash today 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/2). [Full Article...]

Tottenham reportedly face competition from David Brooks from Manchester United

Tottenham reportedly face competition from David Brooks from Manchester United The France global said on Sunday he would be interested in a "new challenge ", casting fresh doubt over his future at Old Trafford. The 26-year-old midfielder - valued at £160million by United's moneymen - is himself a global ambassador and elite athlete for Adidas. [Full Article...]


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