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Denver Nuggets to decline team option on Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets to decline team option on Nikola Jokic The Denver Nuggets plan to decline the contract option for Nikola Jokic to instead sign him to a five-year, $146.5 million contract. Several days after president of basketball operations Tim Connelly assured that a long-term contract for Jokic was on the horizon - "He'll be buying here", Connelly said - Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports dropped. [Full Article...]

NBA Awards: Kyle Kuzma Loses Best Style Award To Russell Westbrook

NBA Awards: Kyle Kuzma Loses Best Style Award To Russell Westbrook Harden is now triumphant, having posted a league-leading 30.4 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.8 steals after leading his team to an NBA-best 65-win season. Appearing in 77 games including 37 starts, he averaged 16.1 points (45.0 percent shooting from the field and 36.6 percent shooting from the three-point line) and 6.3 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game. [Full Article...]

Argentina star is desperate and frustrated says Mascherano

Argentina star is desperate and frustrated says Mascherano The Manchester City striker is one of several players to have declared war on beleaguered coach Jorge Sampaoli following the 1-1 draw with Iceland and the 3-0 drubbing by Croatia . Argentina players rallied together on Sunday, June, 24, to celebrate their talisman Lionel Messi's 31st birthday. That's why they can afford to field what is essentially a B team because they are still favou... [Full Article...]

Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England are ready for anyone

Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England are ready for anyone It was the first time England have scored more than four goals in a single game at a World Cup, and they will now play off with Belgium to decide who will top Group G . The Three Lions slaughtered their Central American opposition 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod, Harry Kane notching a hat-trick to rise above Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot. [Full Article...]

Spain 1 Morocco 1

Spain 1 Morocco 1 A tense opening 10 minutes saw Spain have the better of possession, but Morocco take the lead when Khalid Boutaib picked up the ball at midfield from a Sergio Ramos giveaway, charged in on goal and beat David De Gea with a composed finish to give his team the lead and their first goal at the World Cup since 1998. [Full Article...]

Uruguay beat Russian Federation to top Group A

Uruguay beat Russian Federation to top Group A The most highly rated team in the group with several stars in their line-up, Uruguay have not been at their best during identical 1-0 wins over Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Russia , meanwhile, have finished second and will play the winners of Group B in the last 16 on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. On a sweltering afternoon in Samara, Russia's hopes diminished further when Smolnikov wa... [Full Article...]

Federer saves two match points in Halle win over Paire

Federer saves two match points in Halle win over Paire Bautista Agut defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3, while Coric prevailed 7-5, 6-3 against Andreas Seppi . Federer extended his grass-court winning streak to 18 matches, including his titles in Stuttgart last week and at Halle and Wimbledon previous year. [Full Article...]

Suarez: This is what Uruguay wanted, to get stronger

Host, Russia have been a revelation in this tournament, upsetting the odds by beating Saudi Arabi and Mo Salah's Egypt resoundingly to pick all six points available. The South Americans netted their third goal at the death through Edinson Cavani who benefited from an header by Diego Godin who was superb in this tie. [Full Article...]

Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer

Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer What makes it even more remarkable is that Federer, the oldest ATP world No 1 in history, has skipped the entire clay-court season while Nadal, who became the oldest year-end world No 1 previous year, was out injured for a good two months after withdrawing from his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic. [Full Article...]

#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea

#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea The World Cup holders then set off to celebrate wildly, having come from behind in the Group F encounter at Sochi's Fisht Stadium, but their behaviour provoked anger on the opposition bench. "However, I am quite convinced that if we play in a liberated way and with the same fluent style, quality and passion that we invested against Sweden, South Korea will have a hard time beating us". [Full Article...]

Nigeria vs Argentina: Maradona seeks meeting with Messi, others

Nigeria vs Argentina: Maradona seeks meeting with Messi, others But then there was no further contact between the two. The loss to Croatia , Argentina's heaviest in a World Cup group stage match since 1958, put the 2014 runners-up in serious danger of a first round exit before Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland gave them a lifeline. [Full Article...]

Carmelo Anthony Opts Into Final Year of Contract

Carmelo Anthony Opts Into Final Year of Contract Since acquiring him before last season, the Thunder anticipated Anthony opting into the final year of his deal, always viewing the trade as a two-year deal, despite some comments after the season by the 10-time All-Star expressing some dissatisfaction with his role. [Full Article...]

Renault aiming to make Red Bull Racing regret 2019 engine decision

Renault aiming to make Red Bull Racing regret 2019 engine decision The suggestions of discussions with Ricciardo would hint at Alonso spending 2019 out of Formula One - there is mounting speculation he will join an IndyCar team next season - and the team looking for a big-name replacement for the Spaniard. [Full Article...]

Spurs need to get smart about Kawhi Leonard

Spurs need to get smart about Kawhi Leonard Leonard has requested a trade from San Antonio because he is unhappy after missing most of last season with a right quadriceps injury. The forward played in just nine games this season and averaged 16.2 points, 2.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds. [Full Article...]

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi's not to blame for anything

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi's not to blame for anything Diego Maradona has said he would love to meet the Argentina players after their 3-0 loss against Croatia left their World Cup hopes hanging by a tread. "We talked about football to help us", he said. " We found out by chance that it was Messi's birthday on June 24 ", chief confectioner Daria Malkina told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Xhaka, Shaqiri celebrate their way to Fifa's bad book

Xhaka, Shaqiri celebrate their way to Fifa's bad book Meanwhile, Stephan Lichtsteiner has become the third Swiss player to be investigated over a goal celebration. The duo could miss Switzerland's crucial last Group E encounter against Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday (June 27) as the alleged offence carries an automatic two-match ban under FIFA's disciplinary rules. [Full Article...]

South Korea Vs. Mexico Betting

South Korea Vs. Mexico Betting With a win today against Germany, Sweden will tie Mexico for top spot in Group F, depending on goal differential. With little else to cheer in the match, the South Korean fans were lifted by an impressive injury-time strike from Tottenham forward Son Heung-min - their first goal of this World Cup - but it was too late to push for an equalizer. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid to rival Liverpool for Lyon forward Fekir

Real Madrid to rival Liverpool for Lyon forward Fekir However that move to Anfield collapsed after reports suggested Liverpool had concerns regarding his medical results, leaving Lyon to announce that they would be pulling out of the deal. But Aulas also claimed Real Madrid , among the other European elites, are interested to capture their talisman. "He is an exceptional player, he keeps the ball in little space and has an incredible talent". [Full Article...]

Water and Mud Block Rescue Attempt for 12 Boys in Cave

Water and Mud Block Rescue Attempt for 12 Boys in Cave Search and rescue teams in Thailand were looking on Monday for 13 members of an under-16 soccer team trapped in a flooded cave complex deep inside a mountain. The cave is a tourist attraction but can flood severely during Thailand's wet season, which runs from June to October. But one expert who has studied the cave for the past six years told officials there was only a single entrance, which ... [Full Article...]

Egypt's Essam El-Hadary to become World Cup's oldest-ever player

Egypt's Essam El-Hadary to become World Cup's oldest-ever player Meanwhile, Aburadeah Aseri comes on for Al-Shahrani for the Green Falcons. Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Russian Federation who are the host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualified for the round of 16 of the championship after beating the Pharaohs of Egypt 3-1 in their second Group A game. [Full Article...]


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