• LeBron back in Los Angeles as start of free agency nears
LeBron back in Los Angeles as start of free agency nears

While the National Basketball Association free agency window has officially opened, trade rumors involving Kawhi Leonard have not taken a backseat quite yet. "Whenever anyone says anything about another individual or about the quality of another individual, or what they're doing, I think the first thing to look at is the substance and gravitas of...

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  • LeBron agrees to deal with Lakers
LeBron agrees to deal with Lakers

When James previously signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Both to form a superstar trio, likewise, Kevin Love joined James in his return to the Cavaliers. McGee has played the past two years for the Golden State Warriors . James will make $25.65 million next season. He rejoined the Cavs in 2014, winnin...

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  • Kane admits his confidence is 'sky high' ahead of Colombia
Kane admits his confidence is 'sky high' ahead of Colombia

England head coach Gareth Southgate . "We've been practising and going through strategies on penalties since March". "I think that's risky, we have to treat each game as the most important", he insisted. "I'm getting better with my decision-making and just trying to finish my chances". The figure drops to 57 per cent if they have failed, as ...

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  • Cavani optimistic over injury after firing Uruguay into quarter-finals
Cavani optimistic over injury after firing Uruguay into quarter-finals

He became the second teenager to score multiple goals in a knockout match at the World Cup . 'This team will continue to be one of the best in the world, with quality players, a young group, united. Now, Uruguay will take on France on Friday at 3pm. Responding to the initial question, Santos said: "I have to repeat, I always understand the q...

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  • Belgium defeat Japan 3-2 to reach quarter-finals
Belgium defeat Japan 3-2 to reach quarter-finals

Shinji Kagawa is another impact player for Japan but it is unclear about the time he will get on the pitch for Japan . "They know how to hurt you in a counter-attack". The strength, pace and clinical finishing of Lukaku could terrorise Japan's suspect defence. Japan advanced to the round of 16 at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups, but has never...

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  • Mavs chasing DeAndre Jordan again, 3 years later
Mavs chasing DeAndre Jordan again, 3 years later

Jordan has expressed his interest in being the next center for the Dallas Mavericks . Jordan was set to make $24.1 million under the four-year, $87.6 million contract he signed to stay with the team that drafted him in 2008. In 10 National Basketball Association seasons, all with the Clippers, he has career averages of 9.4 points, 10.7 rebounds...

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  • LeBron James Declined His Player Option…So Now What?
LeBron James Declined His Player Option…So Now What?

If the Lakers can land another star, their chances of signing James are extremely high. Meanwhile, a source told Yahoo Sports that Leonard actually reached out to James to let him know he wanted to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar.

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  • Westbrook throws party -- for Paul George?
Westbrook throws party -- for Paul George?

This is what George said about the Thunder organization after exit interviews, so it's no wonder why he chose to stay in OKC for now. While there was a ton of speculation about George heading home to play for the Los Angeles Lakers , Magic Johnson and company dodged a bullet by not bringing PG to LA.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to discuss Portugal future after World Cup exit
Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to discuss Portugal future after World Cup exit

Uruguay, world champions in 1930 and 1950, will play France , who beat Argentina 4-3 earlier in the day, in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6. However, the pair have again failed to add an elusive World Cup to their trophy-laden cabinets, after Messi's Argentina were defeated 4-3 by France in the last 16 in Russian Federation on Saturday, foll...

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  • Germany out of World Cup; Mexico advances despite loss against Sweden
Germany out of World Cup; Mexico advances despite loss against Sweden

That result in Kazan, coupled with Sweden's 3-0 win over Mexico in the other group match in Ekaterinburg, meant the Swedes and Mexico progressed to the round of 16. Everyone was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal. France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 all suffered the same fate as the Germans who...

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  • Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo can't be stopped by one player - Uruguay coach
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo can't be stopped by one player - Uruguay coach

If they can come through Saturday's tie, they may even start to believe that they can go all the way and win a third World Cup , a first since 1950. "I think all of us have come here to play and when our moment comes we will be ready for it to help Portugal win", he said.

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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

If you're looking for a breakdown of the bracket, we've got you covered . There is a huge amount of education and information embedded in the performances of every team in the 2018 World Cup , simply because the general standard of play all across the board has risen.

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  • How England's World Cup progress has helped Norwich City fans
How England's World Cup progress has helped Norwich City fans

By making wholesale changes, including dropping the tournament's top goalscorer Harry Kane to the bench, Southgate has invited pressure on himself and his young squad for the first time during his reign. (That this side begins with a game against Colombia , who are quite good, rather than against Japan , who are quite bad, seems to be lost on...

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  • 'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination
'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

Mats Hummels said defending champions Germany's group stage exit from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1938 was a "bitter" shock for the team. Mexico fans celebrated in the stands when hearing that South Korea had scored against Germany . The 26-year-old was getting just his seventh cap in that match and did not play again.

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  • Umtiti reveals difference between Messi at Barcelona, Argentina
Umtiti reveals difference between Messi at Barcelona, Argentina

But, he added: " Argentina will play an aggressive style of football, we're going to attack from kick-off". "'Plan' is a big word, but of course we will try to limit his influence". Simply put, the Frenchman hasn't been scoring goals and he brings very little to the table apart from that. This World Cup notwithstanding, France has lost just on...

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  • England with Ankle Injury
England with Ankle Injury

England boss Southgate wants to allow forward Sterling to recharge his batteries to help him get back to his best form for the World Cup knockout phase starting early next week. It is the first time since 1938 that a Germany or West Germany side has not progressed beyond the first section of the tournament. They play in the same teams as the Eng...

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  • Paul George to televise free agency on ESPN
Paul George to televise free agency on ESPN

Leonard or Paul George ) coming alongside him. LeBron James' preference to make a quick decision in free agency is putting the pressure on the Los Angeles Lakers to add a star player, according to the latest report from ESPN . James can do so by opting out of his current deal. In 2014, he returned to the Cavaliers after an in-person meeting wit...

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  • Brazil cruise into last 16 by beating Serbia
Brazil cruise into last 16 by beating Serbia

His performance was even more impressive given he suffered a broken leg in March that was expected to rule him out of the World Cup. "I'm apparently at peace", the Brazil coach said. Serbia needs to pull off a big result against Brazil if the European side is to reach the round of sixteen for the first time as an independent nation.

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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi looks 'stressed and unhappy' - Pablo Zabaleta
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks 'stressed and unhappy' - Pablo Zabaleta

Ten summers ago, Argentina's best young players took on their Nigerian equivalents for one of the greatest prizes in sport. - Make your daily picks with ESPN FC Match Predictor 2018! Iwobi has appeared twice in the World Cup campaign but Ogu still awaits his first-ever appearance at the global showpiece.

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  • How Nabil Fekir reacted to failed Anfield move
How Nabil Fekir reacted to failed Anfield move

Lyon announced that talks with Liverpool had broken down and that the player would remain with Lyon. The France worldwide seemed set to complete a move to Anfield before Lyon announced a deal had collapsed and he would be staying with the Ligue 1 side.

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  • Viewing Parties Set for Mexico-South Korea World Cup Game
Viewing Parties Set for Mexico-South Korea World Cup Game

The Taeguk Warriors of South Korea enter the Mexico contest with a seven-game World Cup winless streak. No joke: wards Colombian coach Juan Carlos Osorio at the start beat themselves the current world Champions of Germans ( South Korea lost to the Swedes).

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  • Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli hits back amid reports of squad revolt
Argentina’s Jorge Sampaoli hits back amid reports of squad revolt

Soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said earlier on Friday it was trying to identify the fans, who were filmed fighting at Thursday's World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod.

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  • Saudi Arabia v Egypt 25 June 2018
Saudi Arabia v Egypt 25 June 2018

That was Salah's second goal in the two games he has played in Russian Federation and he should have had another nearly immediately but somehow missed when put clean through. Egypt's hordes of supporters showed their support for Salah, roaring him on whenever he got near the ball. At 45 years and 161 days, the Egyptian keeper became the oldest ...

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  • Harden wins first career NBA MVP award
Harden wins first career NBA MVP award

He averaged 27.5 points on 54.2 percent from the field to go with a career-high 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds while playing all 82 games. Houston general manager Daryl Morey was also named Executive of the Year . Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia 76e...

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  • Radamel Falcao scores, Colombia beat Poland 3-0
Radamel Falcao scores, Colombia beat Poland 3-0

That proved to be final piece of goal-mouth action in the second stanza as the Colombians register their first win, while Poland have been eliminated. The loss signalled the end of Poland's hopes of qualification for the last 16 after two losses from their opening two matches, while the Colombians enter the final round of group matches, against...

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