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Toronto Raptors hiring Nick Nurse as next coach Toronto Raptors hiring Nick Nurse as next coach
- June 15, 2018

Toronto was rumored to desire former Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, but Bud signed on to coach Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Nurse, 50, has been coaching for 30 years, succeeding at every level along the way. Nevermind that Casey is a legitimate contender for Coach of the Year-General Manager Masai Ujiri felt the team needed a new leader . Casey, meanwhile, has already found his next job: with the Detroit Pistons. (more...)
Robbie Williams avoids controversy with World Cup ceremony set-list Robbie Williams avoids controversy with World Cup ceremony set-list
- June 15, 2018

Here's everything you need to know to watch the World Cup opening ceremony live stream for free right now - plus free Russian Federation vs Saudi Arabia live stream details. While Peru was thrilled to be heading to the World Cup again, it certainly wasn't without some bumps. The Pop singer's performance is surely going to be in the centre stage after series of events occured on social media. (more...)
Argentina can win World Cup says Messi Argentina can win World Cup says Messi
- June 15, 2018

Useless stat to churn out to give a semblance of expertise: No player scored more goals during European World Cup qualifying without providing an assist than Croatia's Mario Mandzukic. The 25-year-old is already Belgium's all-time record goalscorer with 36 goals in 69 caps and after a solid debut season with Manchester United. (more...)
Arsenal And Chelsea To Meet At Aviva Stadium In August Arsenal And Chelsea To Meet At Aviva Stadium In August
- June 15, 2018

Arsenal will begin proceedings by hosting the reigning champions at the Emirates before travelling to Stamford Bridge the following weekend. Oof. The first Merseyside derby ( Liverpool at home) is also December 1st. The club had hoped to move in to their 62,062-seater stadium in time for the start of the season, but will instead play against the Championship playoff winners on the weekend of Aug 18-19 back at their home for the 2017-18 season. (more...)
Ronaldo primed for likely last shot at World Cup 2018 glory Ronaldo primed for likely last shot at World Cup 2018 glory
- June 15, 2018

Lopetegui never lost a game in charge of the national team (14 wins, six draws) but caused controversy earlier this week when he agreed to manage Real Madrid at the conclusion of the World Cup . "The federation can not be left out of a negotiation by one of its workers and be informed five minutes before the press release", Rubiales said. "Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger". (more...)
Does the United Bid or Morocco hold the advantage? Does the United Bid or Morocco hold the advantage?
- June 14, 2018

The joint North American bid defeated the bid of Morocco 134-65 , with one vote for "None of the bids". If we're spitballing, it's hard to imagine the United States being forced to qualify for a World Cup in which it's the predominant host. (more...)
Antoine Griezmann future: Reporter uses Google Translate to ask cheeky question Antoine Griezmann future: Reporter uses Google Translate to ask cheeky question
- June 14, 2018

The Atletico statement reads that the club has reached "a preliminary agreement over the transfer of Thomas Lemar ", and that to "Over the next days, both clubs will work to close the agreement for the definitive transfer". "Today is not the day to talk about my future", he said. Last year it was Manchester United who looked to be leading the chase for his services only for Griezmann to end up signing a one-year contract extension with Atletico, tying him to the club until 2022. (more...)
Neymar on target again as Brazil beat Austria Neymar on target again as Brazil beat Austria
- June 14, 2018

Brazil has one of the best training academies in the world that develops fundamentally sound players who impact the game on both offense and defense. Almost 4,000 people were handed tickets to watch the team's first activity on Russian soil. "I think this is the moment we'll see the best of Brazilian football again", the 45-year-old said. (more...)
Justify's value skyrockets to $60M with Triple Crown win Justify's value skyrockets to $60M with Triple Crown win
- June 14, 2018

Billy Turner, his trainer, had to negotiate the colt's transition from shiny young object to a horse of classic depth and poise, and they never missed a note. The victor of the race is given a blanket made of between 300-400 white carnations, the traditional flower of the Belmont Stakes . "Who would've thought we'd see another Triple Crown?" "He ran a large number of races in a short amount of time with no 2-year-old foundation", said Chad Brown, who trains Gronkowski . (more...)
NCAA approves 4-game redshirt rule for college football NCAA approves 4-game redshirt rule for college football
- June 14, 2018

According to the ACC's proposal: "The current rule often places coaches in a hard position to decide whether to play a student-athlete in a limited amount of competition or to preserve the student-athlete's season of eligibility". "This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being", Miami AD Blake James said in a statement to the NCAA on the redshirt rule change. (more...)
U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
- June 14, 2018

Soccer , said after the vote. " Football today is the only victor". "Hosting a FIFA World CupTM is an extraordinary honor and privilege", said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer and Co‐Chair of the United Bid . Fouzi Lekjaa, president of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation, noted Africa has only ever hosted the World Cup once. The final North American host cities could be announced as late as 2021, according to the statement . (more...)
Hearn calls Wilder’s bluff on Joshua title fight Hearn calls Wilder’s bluff on Joshua title fight
- June 13, 2018

US' Deontay Wilder has said he has agreed to have the unification fight with Britain's Anthony Joshua in the UK. "We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the UK", Finkel said. (more...)
Del Potro has ‘nothing to lose’ against ‘king of clay’ Nadal Del Potro has ‘nothing to lose’ against ‘king of clay’ Nadal
- June 13, 2018

He saved three break points in his first service game but a wayward backhand ensured Nadal took the fourth. Leading the tiebreak 6-3, he was powerless as Cecchinato claimed the following four points to earn the first of three set points. Upon resumption on Thursday, the defending champion stepped on the gas and crushed Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. "Today, all day, on Philippe Chatrier, the fans said "Forza, Marco", so I think this is the best moment for me", said Cecchinato."Against ... (more...)
Neymar Jokes About Austria's 'UFC' Tactics, Talks World Cup Dreams
- June 13, 2018

As a result , it predicts that Brazil will lift the trophy on July 15. Here, we take a look at Group E which boasts favourites Brazil . Austria , who had defeated Germany a week before, simply couldn't live with Brazil's forward-line and in truth Canarinho could have scored several more. (more...)
An Angry Ronaldo Refuses to Renew Contract With Real Madrid An Angry Ronaldo Refuses to Renew Contract With Real Madrid
- June 13, 2018

Given everything Ronaldo has achieved in Madrid and what he is still contributing-he notched 44 goals in all competitions last season-it's understandable he wants to feel valued there, and he likely wants parity with Neymar and Barcelona's Lionel Messi , who receive higher wages than him. (more...)
Signing Marouane Fellaini would offer Arsenal something different - Ray Parlour Signing Marouane Fellaini would offer Arsenal something different - Ray Parlour
- June 13, 2018

United may lose two central midfielders this season - after the retirement of Michael Carrick and the likely departure of Marouane Fellaini , meaning the addition of £52-million Fred, now looks like a signing made for the first team rather than an option to strengthen the bench. (more...)
Tottenham striker Kane knows he needs to break World Cup scoring hoodoo Tottenham striker Kane knows he needs to break World Cup scoring hoodoo
- June 13, 2018

For all his goals that have given club and country optimism for the future, in an England shirt his recent tournament form has been poor. England are off to the World Cup . Southgate, who experienced the pitfalls of worldwide football when he missed a penalty in the shootout loss to old foes Germany in the Euro '96 semi-finals hosted in England , did not wish to heighten expectations which has so often been a crushing burden for the national side. (more...)
Golden State Warriors Championship Parade Golden State Warriors Championship Parade
- June 13, 2018

Myers also made it clear that the team will focus mainly on re-signing Durant this offseason. Look at how overmatched the Cavaliers looked against the Warriors the last two years, or how the possible dynasty in Miami died on the vine in 2014 because of a lack of solid role players to surround LeBron James , Chris Bosh , and Dwayne Wade. (more...)
Griezmann: My Future Will Be Announced Next Week
- June 13, 2018

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi admits that signing Antoine Griezmann from rivals Atletico Madrid this summer would be a "brilliant" coup for his side. Just as it looked as if this would prove to be a key day to find out what Antoine Griezmann's future holds, everyone thought he would announce his decision today, it was in reality a press conference which he was obligated to attend. (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland beat England Sachin Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland beat England
- June 12, 2018

The 2019 World Cup hosts have just a few days to recover from a stunning one-day global defeat before they face title-holders Australia in the first of a five-match series at The Oval on Wednesday. "It was a really interesting game yesterday". "We were miles off where we expect to be and didn't do enough to win", he said. As a native Irishman Eoin Morgan , the captain of the beaten side, was meanwhile well placed to assess what the result meant for the home team and acknowledged ... (more...)
Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons
- June 12, 2018

Reigning NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey . He replaces Stan Van Gundy, who was sacked in May. Casey's Raptors teams were the winningest in franchise history, as the 2017-18 group broke the franchise record for regular-season victories (set in 2015-16) with 59. (more...)
Neymar mocks Austria's 'UFC' tactics after Brazil win Neymar mocks Austria's 'UFC' tactics after Brazil win
- June 12, 2018

FIFA's quirky rankings system to rate 211 men's national teams and decide seeding in World Cup draws is getting a reboot. The idea of the World Cup finals, as conceptualised by then FIFA President Jules Rimet for its first staging in 1930, has evolved into the ultimate single-sport wonder. (more...)
Dan Gilbert Believes He Can Build Championship Team Without LeBron James Dan Gilbert Believes He Can Build Championship Team Without LeBron James
- June 12, 2018

Clay Travis points out that this is the ideal example of why most people do not like LeBron James . After 46 so-so games with the Cleveland Cavaliers , Wade made an inspiring return to the Miami Heat . Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James could end up at the Golden State Warriors or Boston Celtics next season, albeit it's a "slim chance" according to reports. (more...)
Abramovich rejects offer from Britain’s wealthiest man Abramovich rejects offer from Britain’s wealthiest man
- June 11, 2018

With doubts over Abramovich's political status, Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe has made an approach to take the club of the Russians hands. As at Friday, June 8, officials of the Premier League side kept mum on the issue, stressing that the club owner remains committed to the football outfit that he bought over a decade ago. (more...)
Vettel takes pole, sets lap record in Montreal Vettel takes pole, sets lap record in Montreal
- June 11, 2018

All this left Vettel in command after 40 laps, 5.7 seconds clear of Bottas with Verstappen third ahead of Ricciardo, Hamilton and Raikkonen. "This is why this year's world championship will be decided by the team who makes the least mistakes, brings the best development on the engine every single weekend". (more...)