• LeBron speaks with Cavs as free agency opens
LeBron speaks with Cavs as free agency opens

According to the report, it is unclear that the two sides have set up a meeting. They're now linked like never before and if James wants to prepare for his eventual life after basketball, who better to learn from than Johnson, who has made a fortune as a business entrepreneur, or Bryant, an Academy Award victor.

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  • Kawhi still wants to be a Laker after LeBron signing
Kawhi still wants to be a Laker after LeBron signing

The fact that he didn't pick up his option could be good news for anxious Cavs fans, who fear James may leave them for the second time in his career. That would be an unprecedented move, to have a player sit out and wait for the next summer's free-agent period.

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Belgium script extraordinary comeback to beat Japan 3-2
Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Belgium script extraordinary comeback to beat Japan 3-2

Nevertheless, the Samurai Blue should not be underestimated, having earned a shock win over the talented Colombians in their Group H opener. Japan have impressed so far in Russian Federation with a 2-1 win over Colombia and a 2-2 draw in an entertaining match against Senegal before a 0-1 defeat to Poland.

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  • Kevin Durant could take less money to help the Warriors...again
Kevin Durant could take less money to help the Warriors...again

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal can not be signed until Friday. On one hand, Crawford, 38, is an older player that would be joining a Golden State team looking to get younger. The Lakers have always been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space t...

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  • Uruguay vs. Portugal - Football Match Report
Uruguay vs. Portugal - Football Match Report

Ronaldo will be 37 when the Qatar World Cup comes around - although you certainly wouldn't bet against him making himself available for that. The PSG forward turned in one of the performances of the tournament so far, single-handedly guiding his country over the line and into the last eight.

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  • Barcelona ace Messi silent over his Argentina future, but two others quit
Barcelona ace Messi silent over his Argentina future, but two others quit

His tally is one behind the tournament's current leading scorer Harry Kane, with Ronaldo also missing a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Iran. Ronaldo played a leadership role in that triumph and Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he hopes Ronaldo will continue and help him with a new generation of players.

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  • Korea avoid dishonorable records with win over Germany
Korea avoid dishonorable records with win over Germany

In a must-win match for the reigning champions, Germany could not live up to the expectations as a resilient South Korea team managed to oust the champions with a 2-0 win. Son Heung-min made it 2-0 later in stoppage time. But the team never really seemed to recover from its opening 1-0 loss to Mexico. " Germany are the defending champions an...

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  • Was the loss to Belgium a reality check for England?
Was the loss to Belgium a reality check for England?

Belgium beat England , 1-0, to win Group G and officially set the bracket for the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup . Southgate rested a cluster of players who had been involved in wins against Tunisia and Panama in England´s opening two games in Russian Federation, including star striker Harry Kane .

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  • Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early
Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early

He had hoped to move beyond the more typical surroundings of the stadium, hotel and airport to take in more of what the city has to offer during the World Cup - although the sheer volume of fans has forced him to reassess his plans. Sweden topped the group, and Italy went home. A harsh defeat to Germany aside, Sweden have been quietly impr...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the equal of two strikers
Cristiano Ronaldo is the equal of two strikers

It has been like that for the whole of 2018. "You don't prepare a match just looking at one player". La Celeste's strength is based on the twin pillars of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front and Atletico Madrid center-back pairing Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez , who must face up to a familiar foe.

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  • Merkel says can not attend Germany’s world cup match
Merkel says can not attend Germany’s world cup match

Meanwhile, in their last Group-F match on Wednesday at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Russia, Sweden defeated Mexico by three goals to nil. After a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in its opener, Germany recovered with a last-grasp win over Sweden and now hopes to build on the momentum to secure a convincing win against South Korea .

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  • Spurs want packages around Kyrie Irving, Brandon Ingram from Celtics, Lakers
Spurs want packages around Kyrie Irving, Brandon Ingram from Celtics, Lakers

One of the reasons the Cavs chose not to trade the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick that they acquired from the Boston Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade is that they have no idea what LeBron is planning to do this summer. Landing Leonard would be a huge first step in the Lakers attempting to sign big free agents like LeBron James and Paul G...

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  • Uruguay lead 2-0 against 10-man Russia in Group A decider
Uruguay lead 2-0 against 10-man Russia in Group A decider

Russian Federation v Uruguay ended with a score of 0:3. Cavani, Suarez's strike partner, sealed the victory to open his World Cup account with a goal from close range after a corner in the 90th minute. Because Russia has the advantage in goal differential, it would win the group with a draw. On a personal level I'm happy to move forwa...

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  • Amid opt out, Paul George has grown ‘comfortable’ in OKC
Amid opt out, Paul George has grown ‘comfortable’ in OKC

Paul George is chronicling his free agency in a three-part ESPN series, and says the process is overwhelming. The Los Angeles Lakers will receive serious consideration too, sources said. George did not make as big of an impact as expected in his first season with the Thunder, and his last game of the year was arguably his worst. The 5-time N...

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  • Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium
Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium

Asked whether his priority is finishing first or second, he replied: "We think that we need to keep winning football matches". In the other remaining first-round games on Thursday, Japan, Senegal and Colombia are all chasing the two qualification spots in Group H, with Poland out of the picture.

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  • Breaking into World Cup club all in the mind for Belgium
Breaking into World Cup club all in the mind for Belgium

Speaking after the game, Martinez explained that Lukaku injured an ankle ligament, while Hazard strained his calf and Dries Mertens also hurt his ankle. "As a kid I never thought I could get a chance to play for England , never mind score". Although none of those injuries appear serious, they are obvious candidates to miss the England match to...

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  • Harry Kane hits hat-trick as England flatten Panama
Harry Kane hits hat-trick as England flatten Panama

With two penalties and an accidental deflection, Harry Kane moved ahead of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo and put England into the round of 16 at the World Cup. The Tottenham Hotspur striker bagged his third after a 61st-minute shot by Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit his foot and bounced in. "I'm definitely sad about the final score but also ...

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  • Last chance saloon for Messi, Argentina
Last chance saloon for Messi, Argentina

The 33-year-old Portuguese player gained some more points in the Messi vs Ronaldo debate when he scored a victor against Morocco and Messi failed to live up to the exceptions once again as Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. Such is France's strength in depth, even with wholesale changes they should be able to field a strong team capable of riv...

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  • Thiago Silva:
Thiago Silva: "Neymar insulted me" in Brazil win over Costa Rica

When Philippe Coutinho's hammered shot was blocked out for a corner, it simultaneously felt like Brazil's goal was either inevitable or destined to not arrive. Gabriel Jesus tried to control it but the Barcelona midfielder Coutinho powered it home. "If I was the referee I would not go back but I respect that because it is subject to interp...

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  • Serena Serena happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals
Serena Serena happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals

I don't think there would be one player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight'. "I think it's great, and I know that there is definitely some talks, and I'm sure that some rules are going to change in the near future about this".

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  • Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria
Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have now won six games at the World Cup and all of them have come against European oppositions. "We'll try to make it better and hope that he will be able to receive the ball a lot more". 10 - Captain Austin "Jay Jay" Okocha's jersey number on the day Nigeria and England played a "clean" match, which failed t...

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  • How to watch Denmark vs
How to watch Denmark vs

Denmark and France have met twice in the World Cup, both in the final of game of the group stages - France won 2-1 in 1998 and Denmark won 2-0 in 2002. Four years ago, France were 2-0 winners at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, kicking the Eagles out of Brazil 2014. They proceeded to play out a dour draw that was devoid o...

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  • Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award
Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

Gobert, who turns 26 on Tuesday, missed 26 games during the regular season with multiple injuries, but still anchored a Jazz defense that posted the second-best defensive rating (101.6) in the National Basketball Association last season. Casey won over Quin Snyder of Utah and Brad Stevens of Boston. "I wouldn't have it any other way, for real". Bef...

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  • French Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton reveals delight at England hammering of Panama
French Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton reveals delight at England hammering of Panama

Hamilton shook his head in the green room. "A fresh engine is always a good thing", Hamilton said. On seeing a video recording of the incident, he said: "He took him right out - ah, man, that's insane". They have also had their spats, notably in Azerbaijan past year when they collided in a "road rage" incident and Vettel accused the Mercedes ...

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  • Japan stay focused on Senegal despite rising expectations
Japan stay focused on Senegal despite rising expectations

That's the Colombia we all expected to see against Japan . But England could take the pressure off by beating Panama, a result that would guarantee a spot in the second round. We might have known there would be drama aplenty when Colombian Carlos Sanchez was sent off for imitating a goalkeeper exactly 180 seconds into the first Group H match...

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