• Wantaway Ronaldo fires Portugal past Russian Federation, snubs Real Madrid exit questions
Wantaway Ronaldo fires Portugal past Russian Federation, snubs Real Madrid exit questions

The man of the match read a prepared statement, saying he and the team were "very happy" to record their first win in next year's World Cup host country. "We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0", he said. Ronaldo was reportedly keen on a move back to the Premier Le...

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  • Despite recent win, Hamilton says Ferrari still favorite
Despite recent win, Hamilton says Ferrari still favorite

The former childhood friends no longer share any sort of bond, and the mere mention of the German's name prickles Hamilton's ears. "Up until now, Sebastian has had the consistency of a winning championship, so we have to improve if we are going to have a shot at winning this title".

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  • Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo
Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo

He was due to make $12.5 million in base salary next season, with $1.5 million guaranteed if he remained on the roster after June 23, per Spotrac . In 61 games played (45 starts) with the Kings during the 2016-17 season, Afflalo averaged 8.4 points (.440 FG%,.411 3pt%,.892 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.9 minutes per game.

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  • Warren Gatland happy as Johnny Sexton approaches top form
Warren Gatland happy as Johnny Sexton approaches top form

With Warburton's position in the Test side now in the balance, Gatland will used the run out against the Maori All Blacks to decide which of Warburton and O'Brien deserves to start next Saturday, but confirmed that part of the reason why he stuck with the Welshman as his squad leader is he is wise enough to know if he hasn't earned the right to s...

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  • City want Iheanacho buy-back clause
City want Iheanacho buy-back clause

West Ham United and Leicester City are showing keen interest in Iheanacho , but they will have to fork out in the region of £25m to acquire his signature - the buy-back clause will add a further £10m to his valuation for the club that signs him this summer.

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  • Former Real Madrid CF defender Alvaro Arbeloa retires
Former Real Madrid CF defender Alvaro Arbeloa retires

He lifted with the World Cup with Spain in 2010 as well as the Euros in 2008 and 2010. According to Spanish publication Marca , the 34-year-old full-back, who now plays for English Premier League (EPL) club West Ham United has called time on his career and said this is the right time for him to leave despite being physically fit.

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  • 76ers go with Fultz, Lakers snag Ball at No. 2
76ers go with Fultz, Lakers snag Ball at No. 2

Jimmy Butler is no longer a Bull , and names slid and rose out of nowhere. I'm sure Markelle Fultz would have been happy to play for the Boston Celtics , even if there's no Chick-fil-A there. More importantly, the curtain gets pulled back on Fultz's engagement with his followers. Tonight is the night every hoop phenom dreams about. I r...

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  • Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future
Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

The rumored deal between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers to swap positions in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft is going down , which means we're all going to have to hit "reset" on those mock drafts once again.

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  • Former Albany Devils defenseman taken in National Hockey League expansion draft
Former Albany Devils defenseman taken in National Hockey League expansion draft

Once New Jersey announced Hischier as the top pick, joining the likes of Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews , it became apparent Philadelphia would be going with Patrick . He's going to see a higher pace, bigger bodies, he's going to see that it's harder to get to the net. After all, the team already had Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm a...

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  • Gareth Southgate making plans for Russian Federation despite draw with Scotland
Gareth Southgate making plans for Russian Federation despite draw with Scotland

Harry Kane's injury-time goal gave England a 2-2 draw after a insane finish to their World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Saturday with Leigh Griffiths having struck twice for the home side in the final three minutes. Southgate, who reserved judgement on Joe Hart's attempts to save the free-kicks, said: "We deserved to be ahead and ...

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  • Liverpool Boss, Klopp: Why I Signed Mohamed Salah
Liverpool Boss, Klopp: Why I Signed Mohamed Salah

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: "He has the flawless mix of experience and potential - this is a really exciting signing for us". "I have lots of experience in three clubs: I was at Chelsea , then Fiorentina and then Roma . Finally, Garcia discussed the importance of squad depth-something Liverpool have lacked for so long-with stro...

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  • Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets
Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Hjalmarsson, who has played his whole career in Chicago, holds the franchise record for most playoff game appearances by a defenseman. In 258 career National Hockey League games, the blueliner has 13 goals and 36 assists. Hjalmarsson (29) spent his entire nine-year National Hockey League career with the Blackhawks, scoring 23 goals with 120 assists...

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  • How Kevin Durant celebrated his MVP award with fans
How Kevin Durant celebrated his MVP award with fans

Now - well, let's just say he's in a much more enviable situation. "I hope everyone's cool and doesn't tear anything up". There aren't usually words for that kind of sacrifice, but Kevin Durant found just the right ones, when he gave his mom a tearful shoutout in his acceptance speech for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award three years ago.

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  • Lonzo Ball drafted by Los Angeles Lakers with the 2nd overall pick
Lonzo Ball drafted by Los Angeles Lakers with the 2nd overall pick

Ball then got the wish he and his father, LaVar , wanted all along by staying in Los Angeles, where he starred last season at UCLA . The Lakers are targeting Luke Kennard and Zach Collins with the additional draft pick. Other teams want LeBron, too. "They said they love my dad and left it at that". Never truly seized control of this city's wa...

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  • Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup
Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

KAZAN , Russia (AP) - Chile says it will consider bidding to host the 2026 World Cup with some of its South American neighbors. Salah did not elaborate on his plans or if he had already contacted any other country in South America about the subject.

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  • Russian Federation vs. New Zealand live stream
Russian Federation vs. New Zealand live stream

Former Legia Warsaw coach Cherchesov will take charge of his first competitive game at the helm of the host nation against New Zealand in St Petersburg on Saturday. During a 2015 interview, Brazilian star Hulk, who played for Zenit St Petersburg from 2012-2016, said he encountered racism in "almost every game" he played.

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  • Lakers draft Lonzo Ball second overall in 2017
Lakers draft Lonzo Ball second overall in 2017

The Lakers , and other National Basketball Association talent evaluators, have praised Ball's court vision, but they also see leadership qualities in his temperament, pass-first mentality and scoring that make them believe he can run the team's offense and help guide a young roster.

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  • Transfer Focus: Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal
Transfer Focus: Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal

The Swede has been released by United and the club's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann has already ended in disappointment with the La Liga giants' transfer ban being upheld, meaning Atletico can not afford to sell Griezmann with no replacement.

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  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs
LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

The Lakers needed to drastically improve, but the organization has clearly taken a step forward with this critical decision. It's unfortunate that LaVar Ball is able to suck so much of the attention away from Lonzo , who came across as both confident and humble after being selected by the Lakers .

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  • Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan
Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

He has the talent to be an All-Star. Laker fans are like the kid in the toy store who shouts, "I want it, and I want it now!" I think everybody understands playing with somebody with Lonzo's talent will make them better and also get them easier baskets.

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