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Sport Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton meets with LeBron James
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So it made James' appearance at the Lakers' Summer League game on Sunday all the more dramatic. After the game, James spoke with former coach Tyronn Lue and the two shared a hug. The shorts themselves look incredible, utilizing 100% Poly textured mesh with a knit rib waist band, and James knew exactly what he was doing wearing them at that time.

Sport Fee Agreed: Manchester United set to confirm defender transfer
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Manchester United have agreed terms with Ajax Amsterdam for Netherlands global Daley Blind to return to the Dutch club, the Premier League team announced on Monday. The 28-year-old left for Manchester United in 2014 and recorded 141 appearances for the Premier League giants, lifting the Europa League, FA Cup, The League cup and Community Shield in the process.

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Ferrari and Red Bull pitted their drivers but Mercedes left Bottas and Hamilton out, and the question was how the strategy would play out, with Vettel and Raikkonen on fresher "soft" tyres pressurising the Mercedes on older "mediums". "I think we need to improve our auto until the end of the year, that will be key because then you have something to fight, and if you have something to fight and something to play with, you can make things happen".

Sport Croatians give heroes' welcome to World Cup squad
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Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the celebrations at the central square in the capital Zagreb after the players fly in from Russian Federation. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final played in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, claiming its second World Cup title. One picture of Macron in particular is making the rounds online.

Sport Cardinals Abruptly Fire Manager Mike Matheny
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On behalf of the entire Cardinals organization, I would like to with Mike the very best". However, none of this takes into account that this Cardinals team is suddenly much younger and more raw than in years past. Matheny, who was dismissed Saturday in his seventh season with the club, told the newspaper that discussions about his future began in 2017, as the Cardinals missed the playoffs for the second straight season after reaching the postseason in each of Matheny's first four years as ...

Sport Swede icon praises Pogba after World Cup final display
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The 25-year-old has been unable to replicate his Juventus form in a Manchester United shirt despite moving in a club record deal. It became so popular that it was re-recorded for the France '98 World Cup , and the chorus proved so catchy that it is still sung by the hordes of England fans that travel overseas to watch their heroes.

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It was the 12th own goal scored in Russian Federation this summer, a record for a World Cup , with the previous being set at six in 1998. At an average age of 26 years and one month, France were the second-youngest squad to compete in Russian Federation after only Nigeria, and were led by a teenager in 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe , who was named Best Young Player of the tournament after scoring four goals.

Sport Conor McGregor Attends World Cup Final as Vladimir Putin's Guest
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McGregor wasn't in Russia just to take in the spectacle that is the World Cup , apparently he also has ambitions of building a "Russian Compound". His social media message didn't go down too well with many followers pointing to the president's frightful record of human rights abuses .

Sport Emery hopes to turn Özil’s Arsenal career around
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He said: 'We are here to help everyone and Mesut is very important. Then, we are looking at, looking for, who are the players whose personality is the best in the dressing room. "Now it's a new way". For me it's the same for one player as it is for 25 players. "For me, in all my career, I want to work with an experienced person [who is] a club man".

Sport Sri Lanka dismiss Proteas for 126
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Final scores in the match: Sri Lanka 287 & 190; South Africa 126 & 73. Sri Lanka's stand-in skipper Suranga Lakmal, who has won both his assignments as captain in the absence of the banned Dinesh Chandimal, hailed Perera and Herath among the best spinners in the world.

Sport England to play Croatia behind-closed-doors in next match
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We will have a better tournament than we have had in the past but we might not win it because of that lack of experience. We finished in the top four, deservedly in this tournament, helped by the draw . "When you play for or manage England , expectations are always pretty high, but because we are better we should be better able to cope with it", he said.

Sport Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end
Author: 0 Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end

Despite taking the lead early in the first half on Wednesday, England suffered the familiar story of World Cup heartbreak as Croatia equalised in the second half and then claimed the victor in the second period of extra time. "We've proved to ourselves and our country that's possible". The decision was taken after talks between FA staff and Southgate where it was decided the squad wanted to keep a low profile given they failed to win the tournament.

Sport 5 times home support helped teams progress in the World Cup
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Instead, we have the delights of a winter World Cup to look forward to which means moaning Premier League managers will be finally granted their wish of having a mid-season break. New auto sales growth slowed in June to 11 percent from 18 percent a month earlier, with analysts blaming the World Cup as the factor that distracted buyers.

Sport Putin wants to 'get over' problems with France
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And Rakitic suggested he would mark Croatia's success in a special way if his team beat France . A prolific game gave way to France when two goals were scored in the 59th minute - but the warning signs were there. Deschamps says "Sorry! They're young and they're happy". "They're losing this game to a free-kick that wasn't a free-kick, and penalty that definitely wasn't penalty", English football legend Alan Shearer said.

Sport Former Napoli manager Sarri replaces Conte at Chelsea
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Jorginho is expected to follow the manager from the Serie A club, with Chelsea set to beat out Manchester City to the midfielder's signing. Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is officially the successor to another Italian at Premier League side Chelsea and well, it's safe to say that the 59-year-old is a huge personality.

Sport Even the World Cup couldn't escape the 'Fortnite' fever
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A country of 4.1 million, torn into ravages of inner conflicts and disrupted by its revolutionary independence from Yugoslavia, many in Croatia still do not experience normal life. France are always unsafe due to their speed. Just Fontaine, whose tally of 13 goals in the 1958 finals remains a World Cup record, came from Morocco and Zinedine Zidane, arguably the greatest French footballer, was born in Marseille to Algerian parents.

Sport Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia
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Though people are also betting for Croatia's win, France is the favorable one. Dalic said on Saturday he was prepared to make changes for the final if any of his players have failed to recover from their exertions. As it did to Uruguay, France hands Belgium its only loss and returns to the final for the third time in the past six World Cups . Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann support Olivier Giroud in the attack in France's 4-2-3-1 formation, while Ivan Perisic and ...

Sport Nadal overcomes Del Potro in five-set win
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Djokovic enters eighth Wimbledon semi-final Nadal triumphed 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors. Del Potro ended the match prostrate on the grass as Nadal held his arms aloft, before clambering over the net for a consoling, and exhausted, hug. After almost five hours on court, his immensely talented opponent was still capable of hurling down thunderbolts.

Sport France v Belgium player ratings
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In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France took the lead from a corner. But the worrying factor for Croatia or England is that France still look to have another gear to move into. The semi-final revealed that the Red Devils are probably too reliant on the attacking trio of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne and Hazard. The game's opening moments were unexpectedly boring, with both sides showing some cautiousness, limiting the goalkeepers to just a few loose balls to pick up.

Sport Griezmann happy if France win 'ugly'
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Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann, however, maintains France will do whatever it takes to lift the World Cup for a second time in Moscow on Sunday. Both Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard have plenty of experience playing in central defence , meaning they do not madly commit themselves forward.

Sport Paul Pogba: France know the taste of losing a final
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But they are mentally very strong. 'We respected Portugal, but with their routes... We stay as we are from the start of the tournament. Pogba is apparently anxious that a return to the Premier League this coming season, to again play under Mourinho, would see a downturn in the form he has shown at the World Cup.

Sport Rabada stars as Proteas restrict Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath might retire from global cricket after the three-match test series against England in November, the left-arm spinner has said. "The remarkable thing about KG [Rabada] is how quickly he learns". Veteran paceman Steyn is making a comeback after injury and finished Sri Lanka's innings on 1-54 off 13 overs.

Sport Dejan Lovren was judged too early, says Jurgen Klopp
Author: 0 Dejan Lovren was judged too early, says Jurgen Klopp

He said, "It's something special for me". In 20 years' time, people will remember us, and not just the team from 1998. "Now we can all be happy for him [Lovren] and we are happy that Jordan maybe and Trent will be coming [back to Liverpool] earlier".

Sport Wimbledon men's final -- five facts
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Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his semi-final match against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Friday. Now he's going to have to use Saturday to try to rest and recover so he can give it his best shot in Sunday's final. I don't think he has much to lose really tomorrow. "I'm in the final of Wimbledon". It also meant that Djokovic and Nadal had been unable to finish their 52nd career clash on Friday night.

Sport How To Watch Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live Stream
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Pacquiao rolled back the years with a devastating display, initially knocking down his Argentinean opponent in the third round at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. "I'm surprised I knocked Matthysse down in the third, fifth and seventh. I came out smoking hot", said Pacquiao who extended his record to 60 wins, seven losses and two draws.

Sport Maurizio Sarri signs deal to become new Chelsea boss
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Juventus are ready to offload the Argentina global after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and are keen to do business before 23rd July, when Higuain would be due to report for pre-season training. Conte said he did not count on me for next season. The Premier League champions recently signed Riyad Mahrez for a club record £60m fee, and the winger won't be a guaranteed starter by any means.

Sport Djokovic 'overwhelmed' after downing Nadal in Wimbledon classic
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In a Wimbledon men's singles semifinal match that experienced three tiebreakers and a fifth set that lasted 50 games, the margin for error was slim as could be. Few were happy. Some members of the crowd booed, while John McEnroe, calling the match, had earlier referred to the curfew as "absurd", noting players won't be any happier about being forced into a second day.

Author: 0 Jabari Parker signs 2-year, $40M deal with Bulls

Parker, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, scored 12.6 points per game in 31 contests last season after returning from an ACL tear. "Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the National Basketball Association level", general manager Gar Forman said in a statement.

Sport Phillies prospects in potential Manny Machado deal named
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But should the Orioles want a pitcher, the Yankees have a number of them to deal. All four of the players mentioned by Olney are among the Phillies top-eight prospects, per MLB Pipeline , and none are playing above Double-A. Phillies and Brewers appear to be among the finalists. Additionally, a Red Sox scout was also in attendance on Tuesday at Camden Yards while the O's took on the Yankees on Tuesday.

Sport 3Belgium takes home the World Cup consolation prize
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It is hard to imagine that Dalic is now the Croatia national team head coach who has taken his side to the World Cup final. The 51-year-old replaced Ante Cacic as Croatia struggled during qualifying, though Dalic oversaw a successful play-off against Greece to reach Russian Federation 2018.