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San Antonio named site for 2025 NCAA® Men's Final Four® San Antonio named site for 2025 NCAA® Men's Final Four®
- July 19, 2018

And while there were preliminary discussions as recently as 2012 about returning the Final Four to true basketball arenas, those talks appear to have been squashed altogether for the next decade or so, with the strength of the dollar winning out over the intimate feel of playing the game in a venue built for it. (more...)
The Spurs and Raptors are reportedly finalizing a deal for Kawhi Leonard The Spurs and Raptors are reportedly finalizing a deal for Kawhi Leonard
- July 19, 2018

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a deal to acquire All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard in a larger trade package that includes All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan , league sources told ESPN . "It's a business and you understand the business, but from a player standpoint, it just sucks". On paper, the trade makes sense for both sides. It made no sense. (more...)
Josh Hader's Josh Hader's "Apology" After Racist, Homophobic Tweets Didn't Make Anything Better
- July 19, 2018

After the game, the 24-year-old apologized for what he had posted online prior to being drafted in the 2012 amateur draft. "I obviously said some things that were inexcusable", Hader said. Cain said he did not ask for an apology and simply wanted to understand the situation before speaking with reporters. I'm deeply sorry for what I've said. (more...)
Hometown favorite Bryce Harper rallies to win HR Derby Hometown favorite Bryce Harper rallies to win HR Derby
- July 19, 2018

Schwarber advanced to the final against Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper , the hometown favorite who tied a District of Columbia flag bandanna around his head and knocked off Atlanta's Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy . (more...)
Liverpool sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record £66.9mn Liverpool sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record £66.9mn
- July 19, 2018

Alisson made 49 club appearances in all competitions last season as Roma reached the Champions League semi-finals, before losing out to Liverpool. Alisson has been Klopp's number one target all summer - as first reported by Telegraph Sport on May 27 - the situation growing in urgency after Loris Karius' calamitous Champions League final performance . (more...)
FIFA Passes The Ball To Qatar For 2022 World Cup FIFA Passes The Ball To Qatar For 2022 World Cup
- July 19, 2018

Media sad to say that you will miss the best in the history of the world Championship held in Russian Federation. The next World Cup - Qatar 2022 - will take place in a country with no soccer history and will be the first winter edition of the tournament - running from November 21 to December 18 - to avoid the intense summer heat of the region. (more...)
Baltimore Orioles very close to Manny Machado trade, according to reports Baltimore Orioles very close to Manny Machado trade, according to reports
- July 19, 2018

Another potential option is pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu who's 2018 salary is at $7.83M, though he is now recovering from an injury. The move would help the Dodgers solidify the shortstop position with All-Star Corey Seager out for the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. (more...)
‘One of the greatest leaders of our time!’ ‘One of the greatest leaders of our time!’
- July 18, 2018

Your guess is as good as mine. Conor McGregor was also on hand as a guest of the Russian president, and afterward he offered Putin very high praise. But, there's still a delay because of Conor's trial. Back in 2016, the charismatic midfielder paid tribute to McGregor's trademark strut at France training. (more...)
FIFA clears Croatia defender ahead of WC final FIFA clears Croatia defender ahead of WC final
- July 18, 2018

French right-back Lilian Thuram scored his only two goals in a storied 142-cap worldwide career in that semi-final 20 years ago. The country's Under-20 and Under-17 squads won their respective World Cups in 2017, and Mourinho sees a bright future for the Three Lions. (more...)
Ex-Chelsea star Burley: Hazard needs Real Madrid move like Ronaldo did Ex-Chelsea star Burley: Hazard needs Real Madrid move like Ronaldo did
- July 18, 2018

The Blues have also been linked with AS Roma's Alisson Becker, but the Brazil global is closer to a move to Liverpool as things stand. Chelsea are in the market for a new first-choice goalkeeper and Roma's Alisson is on their shortlist. (more...)
Blazers have engaged Spurs in Kawhi Leonard trade talks
- July 18, 2018

During an appearance on The Lowe Post podcast , ESPN's Brian Windhorst explained why he thinks "the Raptors are in the driver's seat ". Second, if he plays, it's an opportunity for Leonard to demonstrate he's fully recovered (or close to it) after missing all but nine games last season to do a nagging right quad injury - the diagnosis, timelines and subsequent treatment of which is centre stage in the Spurs-Leonard divorce proceedings. (more...)
James met with Walton during summer league, report says James met with Walton during summer league, report says
- July 18, 2018

With a tighter dribble, Hart has consistently sliced up opposing defenses, shooting 50.8 percent on two-pointers. He also shot 42.9 percent from the floor and 43.0 percent from beyond the three-point line. The Bulls , who were eliminated from Summer League tournament by the Pistons , finished 3-2 in Las Vegas. And James was given a standing ovation from fans inside the Thomas & Mack Center when he made his way to the court. (more...)
N'Golo Kante sends message to board over PSG transfer N'Golo Kante sends message to board over PSG transfer
- July 18, 2018

Fast forward four-years, he's a cornerstone in the France side that is the overwhelming favourite to win the competition, as well as having two Premier League titles to his name. He intercepts balls that are impossible. "He's not only essential for the balance of the team, but he helps his team-mates". "Ohh N'Golo Kanté, ohh N'Golo Kanté". (more...)
Orioles pull Manny Machado mid-game, sparking rampant speculation Orioles pull Manny Machado mid-game, sparking rampant speculation
- July 18, 2018

Heyman notes that the Arizona Diamondbacks are still "active" in the running for Machado, and the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are also still in the hunt. His contract expires after this season, and the Orioles aren't in a position to match the offers the four-time All-Star is expected to receive on the open market. (more...)
Chelsea looking to pip Liverpool to Alisson signing Chelsea looking to pip Liverpool to Alisson signing
- July 18, 2018

It seems Chelsea will not be backing down without a fight, as Liverpool close in on a deal to sign Alisson from AS Roma . It's been known for months that Liverpool's top target is Roma 'keeper Alisson Becker but it had been suggested that the asking price for the Brazil worldwide would make a deal unlikely. (more...)
French star Kylain Mbappé donates World Cup earnings to children's charity French star Kylain Mbappé donates World Cup earnings to children's charity
- July 18, 2018

She even kissed the World Cup , which was handed over to France . The whole country has taken enormous pleasure from interacting with the world of football and the fans who have visited us from all over the planet. Other World Cups have happened during winter in the Southern Hemisphere, like when Brazil hosted during their winter in June and July of 2014. "I have a son who is 22 years old". (more...)
Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber
- July 17, 2018

Well, we now know where he gets it from, and it's all about genetics. But, if by some miracle, Baez overcomes that kind of struggle this summer, I'll have to tip my hat to the first time All-Star, World Series Champion and 2016 National League Championship co-MVP. (more...)
John Degenkolb claims maiden stage win at the Tour de France John Degenkolb claims maiden stage win at the Tour de France
- July 17, 2018

Australian Porte, who was 10th in the race for the yellow jersey 57 seconds behind leader and BMC Racing teammate Greg Van Avermaet, was left in tears when he crashed out just 10km into the stage which saw Van Avermaet increase his lead in the yellow jersey . (more...)
Michael Vaughan Predicts the victor of the 3rd ODI Michael Vaughan Predicts the victor of the 3rd ODI
- July 17, 2018

Today was I think a bad day for everyone, not just for him alone. "If he had hit a shot earlier and got out, we couldn't have even batted all the 50 overs". David Willey came in the other day when it was a little bit sticky and he managed to really press on. Big games require big players to come to the fore and for Ben Stokes, the most expensive overseas signing in Indian Premier League history, Headingley offers a stage for the all-rounder to show he is completely over the torn hamstring he ... (more...)
Unai Emery promises to help Mesut Ozil on his Arsenal return Unai Emery promises to help Mesut Ozil on his Arsenal return
- July 17, 2018

It followed criticism of the 29-year-old's performances during the latter stages of last season, with former Arsenal defender Martin Keown accusing him of not "giving everything", having signed a new contract in January. "At the moment, I think the squad is complete". "For me it's the same for one player as it is for 25 players, to help them". "They have the same holidays". (more...)
Manchester United Confirm Deal To Sell Daley Blind To Ajax Manchester United Confirm Deal To Sell Daley Blind To Ajax
- July 17, 2018

But United have sold the Netherlands global back to Ajax for an initial €16 million (£14.1m), which will rise to €20.5m (£18.1m) after bonuses. United were satisfied that it was close enough to completion to leave Blind off the five-match tour which takes in games in Phoenix, Santa Clara, LA, Detroit and Miami. (more...)
Chelsea sack coach Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms Chelsea sack coach Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms
- July 17, 2018

The cinema mogul disclosed that he had cut a deal with Manchester City for the midfielder over two weeks ago but Chelsea had offered a higher salary and the Italy global preferred to move to London rather than Manchester. Could Maurizio Sarri be heading to Chelsea? In the last two years, the Italian successfully led the Blues to win the Champions League trophy in the very first year, however, finished fifth in the second. (more...)
France did not play football, says Croatia's Dejan Lovren France did not play football, says Croatia's Dejan Lovren
- July 16, 2018

Lovren, who claimed this week he was " one of the best defenders in the world ", said Croatia played "beautiful football" and criticised the use of VAR during the tournament. They had a tactic and you have to respect that. They didn't play football, they waited for their chances and they scored. They played the tournament like that, every game, but when you look at all the countries behind us, we're second. (more...)
Ronaldo arrives in Turin for Juventus medical Ronaldo arrives in Turin for Juventus medical
- July 16, 2018

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or and Champions League victor, is still at the peak of his powers despite being on the wrong side of 30. Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado says he is happy to give up his Juventus No 7 shirt to the Italian champions' new signing and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo . (more...)
Maurizio Sarri: Can Antonio Conte's successor thrive at Chelsea? Maurizio Sarri: Can Antonio Conte's successor thrive at Chelsea?
- July 16, 2018

The Italian was confirmed as the new Chelsea boss on Saturday after months of speculation surrounding both him and Antonio Conte . Sarri arrives at Stamford Bridge after three impressive years at Italian club Napoli , but will take over at a club facing an uncertain future at boardroom level following Roman Abramovich's United Kingdom visa issues. (more...)