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Cousins’ signing makes Warriors heavy National Basketball Association title favorites

The only good news for the rest of the league is that Cousins won't be in the lineup until December or January. But a brutal Achilles injury this past season and concerns about his attitude left Cousins with no legitimate offers. That win was the Pelicans' seventh in the previous eight contests. The Spurs have the final say on where the swingman will ultimately end up, and they don't feel obliged to grant Leonard's dream trade scenario.

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No information on Edinson Cavani's injury, says Uruguay coach

The Atletico Madrid pair of Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez will be charged with keeping Ronaldo quiet, and Portugal coach Fernando Santos warned his side not to expect their captain to win the tie on his own for the European champions.

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LeBron James to join Lakers for $154 million over 4 years

Riley, the Miami Heat president, coached Magic - the current Lakers president - and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to four National Basketball Association championships in the 1980s. In a lengthy statement thanking James, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert said: "Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio".

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LeBron James signs $154M deal with Lakers

In signing James, his longtime nemesis Lance Stephenson and Warriors center JaVale McGee on Sunday, the Lakers bought themselves into contention. Paul informed the Cavs on Friday morning that the four-time MVP would not opt in to the final year of his contract; James was scheduled to make $35.6 million in 2018-19.

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Croatia reaches World Cup quarterfinals with shootout win over Denmark

So after another lively affair how did the players rate? Alongside Schmeichel both 'keepers enjoyed formidable performances during a tense penalty shoot-out. 81' - Substitution: Croatia's Josip Pivaric replaces an injured Ivan Strinic. However, it proved a false dawn as the spectacle faded with both sides choosing caution as their priority given the rare chance to reach the last eight.

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Cisse: I can't ask my players to not receive yellow cards

Later, May came back to Michel to offer the England shirt, saying it was "the equalizer", Downing St. said. England managed only two shots on goal and earned just 47 percent of possession. "So I'm embarrassed by the way they were happy to just accept the loss", said Makiko Totsuka, a 30-year-old musician who watched with her friends in a bar.

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‘Strange match’ awaits England and Belgium

England's impressive start in Russian Federation means they are already within sight of their record for goals at a World Cup . Whoever comes second would also play two of the three knockout rounds to the final in the comfort of Moscow - where Belgium have their camp - whereas the victor faces thousands of air miles taking in Rostov-on-Don, Kazan and St.

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England 6 Panama 1 - Ruthless Three Lions a class above

Having only Ruben Loftus-Cheek booked may end up boosting England's hopes of topping Group G. They are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Thursday's opponents Belgium - who would reportedly rather finish as runners-up - meaning fair- play criteria could decide the group.

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Nigeria Vs Argentina, 26 June

And he will hope his showing against the Vikings help him tie down a starting spot on Tuesday. Argentina and global star Lionel Messi head home from the 2018 World Cup with a draw or loss against Nigeria in a critical Group D matchup that gets underway Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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Messi backed by Sampaoli to deliver for Argentina when it matters most

Argentina's best bet is to score first and control the dynamic, forcing Nigeria to push forward and allowing Argentina to find Messi on the break. While Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson claimed the men Dalic picks in the absence of the stars will be motivated to prove themselves, the decision has incurred the displeasure of the other two teams fighting to progress to the knockout stages.

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Spain wary of Moroccan surprise in group finale

Caceres consulted with VAR to award Portugal a penalty for Morteza Pouraliganji's foul on Ronaldo , Europe's highest global goalscorer, amid vociferous protests from the Iranians and their numerous supporters at the Mordovia Arena . "We know both teams, the football gods will decide". Senegal plays Colombia, and Japan plays Poland, at 10:00 a.m. "The people deserve to know what are the rules of the game because this is a game of the people", Queiroz said, adding that if he is indeed ...

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Spieth praises US Open champion Koepka

Fleetwood must console himself with a cheque for $1.2m and a share of history. But after almost equalling the best ever round in a major of 62 he was pleased with his day's work. It's amusing though, when you finish, you always feel like you're going to be just short [of winning]. Yes, it drove him insane not to play, especially not being able to compete.

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Southgate plays down team leak ahead of Sunday's Panama clash

Sterling's finishing was far from clinical in the opening game, but he contributed by simply being on the pitch, creating space because so many defenders were focused on swarming him every time he touched the ball. The publication of the team sheet prompted a spat between the England camp and the media. But thanks for being with us, and make sure stay with us for live minute-by-minute commentary of Panama vs England .

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Russia on brink of next stage after defeating Egypt 3-1

A strong run from Mohamed Abdel Shafy inside Russia's half was capped off with a good pass to Mohsen who left the ball for Mohamed Salah to receive. The score was opened two minutes into the second half, when a ball cannoned by Russia's Roman Zobnin ricocheted off Egypt's Ahmed Fathi into the right corner of the Egyptian net.

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England fan thrown off car in Plymouth after celebrating win

Other England fans tried to stop him, resulting in a "conflict", and the fan "did not obey (a policeman's) lawful demands to cease acts of hooliganism", police said. I'd keep Maguire but ponder the mix. "There were things within the game that we couldn't control tonight, but we reacted really well to them". "It would have been so hard for them if they didn't get the win".

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Maradona: Sampaoli's game plan against Iceland was a disgrace

Messi placed his shot to the right of Hannes Halldorsson, but the Iceland goalkeeper dived and got two hands behind the ball. "They were defending, their only chances to score were from a set piece or looking for the second play". "Corners and penalties are part of football", he said. "But this win will boost our confidence and as we go along, we will raise our game - but to get three points against them will be tough".

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Who will win the England game?

It's time to deliver for a team featuring such exceptional talent. If Hazard, De Bruyne and Lukaku are allowed space and time to create, it could get ugly quickly for Panama . The Group G game in Sochi on Monday could be rather lopsided because Belgium , at least on paper, should be a contender for the title. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder is fresh from winning the FA Cup with Chelsea, scoring the only goal in the final against Manchester United .

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With second US Open title, Koepka can't be overlooked now

So Shinnecock Hills was relatively tame in the final round. But they had not reckoned on Brooks Koepka , the remarkable 28-year-old American who became just the third player since the war - following Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange - to defend his title.

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We wanted to be ruthless in our approach, says Ajinkya Rahane

With the win, India became the first Asian team to win a Test match inside two days . The first innings lasted 27.5 overs and the second 38.4, making it the shortest ever Test in the sub-continent. 8 Umesh Yadav became the eighth Indian pacer and 22nd Indian player overall to reach the milestone of 100 Test wickets. If Mohammad Nabi showed the merits of patience in the first innings, it was Hashmatullah Shahidi in the second innings who put up some fight with an unbeaten 36 off 88 balls.

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Lionel Messi fluffs his lines as Argentina limp into World Cup 2018

Messi's Argentina were held to a surprise 1-1 draw against Iceland . The round of 16 could be beckoning. We've got our top talent on hand from England, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina , Colombia, Australia and Africa - many of whom will be based out in Russian Federation for the tournament - to analyse each and every one of the 64 matches.

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Irish can't cut it as Johnson shakes up Shinnecock

Open, which is one of the biggest events in the world, it should be that kind of test. Those who would not make the cut now include Tiger Woods (+10), Jordan Spieth (+10), Bubba Watson (+13), Rory McIlroy (+13) and Sergio Garcia (+14).

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India vs Afghanistan Test - Day 1 Scorecard

Led by Asghar Stanikzai , Afghanistan become the 12th Test playing nation in less than two decades after being recognised by International Cricket Council ( ICC ) in 2001. "I think there will always be a bit of disappointment in the players not to be on the same field as Virat, but at the same time we look to win the Test match and beat India , we don't beat Virat", said Simmons.

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Griezmann The Central Striker As France Name Team To Face Australia

The image showed Pogba's father with one of his football medals around his neck, and was accompanied by a message in French. France were given and scored a controversial penalty against Australia after the use of VAR early in the second half.

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Ronaldo hat-trick earns Portugal stunning draw with Spain

It didn't take long for Ronaldo to make his mark on the game, just four minutes in fact, when he was brought down by Nacho for a penalty. Fernando Hierro , the manager who admitted he "never expected" to be standing on the touchline at the World Cup , said he has "no doubts" about David de Gea despite him gifting Portugal a goal and praised his team's "personality" in overcoming adversity after three tumultuous days.

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Justify wins at Belmont Stakes to become 13th Triple Crown winner

When Baffert left the paddock to head for the grandstand, he relayed to Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm, one of Justify's owners , what he had told Smith. He handled the dirt. The Belmont Stakes are named after August Belmont I, the first president of the American Jockey Club, according to Newsday .

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Thiem advances to first final, to face Nadal

I know I have to play my best tennis to have a chance on Sunday. "He's a player that can be adapted more to the clay, it will be tough". Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome fell at his feet again, with just that single blip in Madrid. Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya , told a small group of reporters it is something to be aware of but not to fixate on: "Not too much focus, otherwise it can get in your head and it's not helping".

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Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open

It was an indication of things to come - in the first set. You learn from it. But Halep dug deep, squaring the final by winning the next two games, as Stephens fired a backhand wide on the first set point. It's a big chance to win my dream tournament . She's very strong on court. After racing through the first set, Halep saved three break points in a marathon ninth game of the second which lasted 13 minutes.

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Warriors complete sweep of Cavs for 3rd National Basketball Association title in 4 years

This feels like reality", Kerr said. "I hope that doesn't sound arrogant". "So, definitely a different year, just overall, personally with injuries, as a team with dealing with injuries, dealing with the kind of expectations that have been placed on us from the outside and the noise around us as a team ".

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#STANLEYSCUPS: Woman flashes Capitals during Stanley Cup celebration, Ovechkin doesn't care

The 35-pound silver chalice will be kept in Washington until a new champion is crowned. Could the Capitals have taken control of this series had he not made "The Save" on Golden Knights' Alex Tuch late in Game 2? "He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and he doesn't remember a lot of stuff, but you bet your a- he's going to remember this one", Oshie said.

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Are the Warriors reinforcing the NBA's class divide — ASK IRA

Smith expects James to hold talks with the reigning champions, despite the Bay Side team already possessing a full roster with four All-Star players. Cleveland would finish the third down 83-81. Otherwise, what is the point in even having him here? "I don't think we've put our best game together yet, which is encouraging, because what better time to do that?" Thompson was't much better, posting 10 points, four rebounds and two assists.