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Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs The Philadelphia 76ers' package of Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Miami's unprotected 2021 didn't move the needle for the Spurs. The Spurs drafted Leonard with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. It's official, Kawhi Leonard may want to go purchase a couple really heavy winter coats, because he is headed to Toronto. Wojnarwoski reported DeRozan had been told he would not be... [Full Article...]

Major League Baseball star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

Major League Baseball star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets In what has become a disturbing and frequent trend, someone dug up racist and homophobic adolescent tweets from Hader, and published them during the biggest moment of his career. "Obviously, when you're a kid, you just tweet what's on your mind, and you know, that's what's on", Hader said. I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what has been going on. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Target Former Goalkeeper As Real Madrid Move For Courtois

Chelsea Target Former Goalkeeper As Real Madrid Move For Courtois In the meantime, Chelsea fans were happy with what they heard and can look forward to seeing some pulsating football at the Bridge. Real are keen on luring the 27-year-old to the Spanish capital and have money to spend following the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a near-£100million deal. [Full Article...]

Richie Porte abandons 2018 Tour de France after stage nine crash

Richie Porte abandons 2018 Tour de France after stage nine crash Van Avermaet finished the stage second and increased his overall tour lead by more than 30 seconds. Degenkolb was forced to lead out the sprint but the German had enough power to hold off Van Avemaet and Lampaert and claim his first Tour stage victory. [Full Article...]

Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby

Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and moved on to play for the Midland RockHounds in 2013 through 2014. The Cubs outfielder went first in the final round and had 18 home runs. If Harper goes yard during the All-Star Game , the Nationals said they will release more $1 tickets. The most thrilling first-round match featured a near buzzer-beater by Houston's Alex Bregman , who fell t... [Full Article...]

Former Bucks star Jabari Parker plays game of pickup in Bay View

Former Bucks star Jabari Parker plays game of pickup in Bay View Since he is a restricted free agent, the Bucks would have the right to match any offer sheet that Parker is signed to by another team. Jabari Parker is one of the best National Basketball Association free agents still unsigned, but it sounds like he could be nearing a contract with the Chicago Bulls . [Full Article...]

French fans give hero welcome to 'Les Bleus' World Cup champions

French fans give hero welcome to 'Les Bleus' World Cup champions The 2 km Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the vast Place de la Concorde turned into a heaving sea of people on Sunday night, waving red, white and blue flags, setting off firecrackers and blowing horns until early morning. They also crashed a news briefing with coach Deschamps. The festive weekend, which saw France celebrate both Bastille Day and the World Cup final, was marred by an ... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's Joyful World Cup Celebration

Emmanuel Macron's Joyful World Cup Celebration Macron, it seems, joined the French players during the post-match celebrations in the dressing room. A closer scrutiny of the images going viral raised questions on whether the criticism of Putin was justified. The Paris Saint-Germain forward was a key member of the French side which won the 2018 World Cup , beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. France have won the World Cup and the country... [Full Article...]

JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager

JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is heavily expected to take control of the Blues despite Conte attending pre-season training this week. Once again Chelsea have a new manager, the 13th separate spell for a boss under Roman Abramovich, and it'll be interesting to see what Sarri can do with them. [Full Article...]

FIFA Confirms Next World Cup in Qatar to Hold Nov/Dec 2022Naija247news

FIFA Confirms Next World Cup in Qatar to Hold Nov/Dec 2022Naija247news Infantino, however, refused to confirm whether Qatar 2022 would be a 48-team affair. "We are, of course, ready to share the experience we acquired in holding the World Cup this year, along with our friends", Putin said. The Barcelona talisman scored one goal in Argentina's four World Cup games, demonstrating exquisite control before firing them into the lead against Nigeria, but failed to ... [Full Article...]

Euphoria over, back to reality for Southgate's England

Euphoria over, back to reality for Southgate's England Croatia's fans have traveled to all of their matches sporting the famed red-and-white shirts, but the players haven't been able to wear them since the opening match against Nigeria almost a month ago. "What we've done over the previous year is make decisions which have been right for keeping winning in the short term but also for mid- and long-term development". [Full Article...]

Luka Modric Wins Golden Ball

Luka Modric Wins Golden Ball The 32-year-old has stood out for the Vatreni in Russian Federation over the past month and is now joint-favourite with final opponent Kylian Mbappe to win the Golden Ball award . A career that would eventually take him to four Champions League wins with Real Madrid via Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and Croatia's biggest club Dinamo Zagreb, began on the Adriatic coast in Zadar... [Full Article...]

Pogba reveals personal motivation to win World Cup final

Pogba reveals personal motivation to win World Cup final It lost in extra time in Paris in the final of the 2016 European Championship to Portugal. Having triumphed in those matches, the team has great self-belief and a sense of destiny in this tournament, which could help counteract the fact they'll be facing a younger, fresher France team which has played essentially 90 minutes less than the Croatians. [Full Article...]

Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup

Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup The Brazil legend tweeted his congratulations to Mbappe after the PSG star became just the second teenager to score in a final. "We are a bit sad but also proud of what we have done". Marc, 32, and his wife and four-year-old son were among those who went to the fanzone, which is walking distance to the Champs Elysees avenue where all national triumphs are celebrated. [Full Article...]

Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams to Win Wimbledon Championship

Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams to Win Wimbledon Championship Meghan last watched her friend in 2016, and may have sat on the same court as her future sister-in-law, as Catherine and William also attended that year. There are no holes. Kerber would bend real low, even putting a knee right on the grass to get a ball back. Before, she was playing for every girl that's dreamed of picking up a racket. [Full Article...]

Belgium vs. England - Football Match Report

Belgium vs. England - Football Match Report The Belgians grabbed an immediate lead through Thomas Meunier who netted the go-ahead goal inside the match's first five minutes, before doubling their lead in the game's final stretch through a late Eden Hazard strike. And the winning goal would come early. Belgium , meanwhile, have kept largely with their strongest team as manager Roberto Martinez aims to end the tournament on a high. [Full Article...]

Eden Hazard hints at possible Chelsea exit amid Real Madrid rumours

Eden Hazard hints at possible Chelsea exit amid Real Madrid rumours The 27-year-old is now in Russian Federation with the FIFA World Cup as Belgium have a third-place spot to win against England but was the standout player for both club and country this season. Chelsea have been unable to tie him to a new £300,000-per-week contract and last month Hazard challenged the club to make signings before he would commit. [Full Article...]

Isaiah Thomas agrees to deal with Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas agrees to deal with Nuggets Thomas regained some of his offensive pop during his brief run with the Lakers, averaging 15.6 points per contest and shooting nearly 40 percent, but was shut down when his ailing hip flared up late in the year. Thomas also struggled in Los Angeles, and eventually had surgery to fix the hip issue. Questions remained about his hip, overall health, and future in the league. [Full Article...]

Target Field Will Suspend Sale of Papa John’s Pizza

Target Field Will Suspend Sale of Papa John’s Pizza It's unclear how quickly Schnatter's image will be scrubbed from all campaigns. Schnatter is still on the board and is the company's largest shareholder - meaning he remains a key presence. Papa John's plans to pull founder John Schnatter's image from marketing materials following reports he used a racial slur. "Regardless of the context, I apologize", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Wimbledon 2018 -- Kevin Anderson wins men's semifinal match

Wimbledon 2018 -- Kevin Anderson wins men's semifinal match However, I am utterly shocked that the markets are finding it hard to split Nadal and today's opponent, Novak Djokovic , for the second semi-final, which will commence no earlier than 1500 United Kingdom time . Surprisingly, it wasn't the longest match in Wimbledon history. "In some ways he deserves to go through too", Nadal told the BBC after the match. [Full Article...]


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