• 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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  • Champions Trophy: Kohli takes credit for win against South Africa
Champions Trophy: Kohli takes credit for win against South Africa

With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah leading the bowling attack, they were able to restrict a powerful batting lineup to a paltry score. When pressed about his future as South Africa's captain, de Villiers said: "That's a question that can only be answered by people who are in control of making radical decisions".

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  • Pepe: Cristiano Ronaldo is 'completely motivated' for Portugal amid turmoil
Pepe: Cristiano Ronaldo is 'completely motivated' for Portugal amid turmoil

Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Mourinho, now the Manchester United manager, led Inter to a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2009-10 before assuming control at the Santiago Berna...

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  • Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes
Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

Mercedes did not fare so well, with Lewis Hamilton one second behind Verstappen in fifth and Bottas sixth. Having hit the wall at Turn 1 when attempting to take to the run-off area, Verstappen says he didn't expect to have any difficulty avoiding the barrier.

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  • Spanish prosecutors file a tax fraud lawsuit against Ronaldo
Spanish prosecutors file a tax fraud lawsuit against Ronaldo

Spain's prosecutor's office reportedly filed the suit on Tuesday for evading tax to the tune of 14.7 million Euros between 2011-2014. This is a developing story . The prosecutor's office said in a statement that the Real Madrid forward had knowingly used a business structure created in 2010 to allegedly hide his image rights income in Sp...

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  • PSG ready to pay €135m for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe
PSG ready to pay €135m for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe has every top club across Europe lining up for him if he chooses to leave Monaco , but the young striker is keen on an Arsenal move because of Arsene Wenger's previous track-record for developing and nurturing young talent. The likes of James Rodriguez, Isco and Alvaro Morata all struggled for game-time at different points last season, ...

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  • Ronaldo gets Madrid court date
Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

The soccer star is due to appear in court on July 31. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are clients of football super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, just outside Madrid , on June 27.

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  • Mariners roll to 6th straight win, 13-3 over Astros
Mariners roll to 6th straight win, 13-3 over Astros

It helped the Mariners' offense made sure Hernandez didn't need to worry about being flawless. Backing the pitching of Felix Hernandez , who returned from a shoulder injury, the Mariners rapped out 16 hits to beat Houston 13-3. "I was pretty amped up; but, once I threw the first pitch, the nerves sort of went away and I was pretty locked in. I k...

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  • Torreyes' single in 10th lifts Yankees over Rangers 2-1
Torreyes' single in 10th lifts Yankees over Rangers 2-1

Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 10, before leaving the game with tightness in his triceps. Darvish said he left as a precaution, adding through a translator, "I think I'm going to be fine for my next outing".

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  • Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon
Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon

And that same thing begins with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . He tried and failed last fall to unseat Pelosi as House minority leader. The Republican victory - the fourth special election won by the party this year - has generated renewed momentum for the party's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Senate Republic...

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  • F1 Raceweek: Mercedes and Ferrari vie for momentum in Baku
F1 Raceweek: Mercedes and Ferrari vie for momentum in Baku

But Verstappen hit a barrier late on and while escaping unharmed, his auto suffered some damage. But they weren't the only drivers to struggle during the sessions. While nearly every driver could recall a moment they had to take to the run-off area, Romain Grosjean was the main culprit as he complained of brake problems that saw the Haas dri...

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  • Ward-Kovalev rematch has everything - except the hype
Ward-Kovalev rematch has everything - except the hype

That doesn't mean, however, that this victory was without controversy. In the seventh round Ward outlanded Kovalev in a close round. The 34-year-old Kovalev would like a rematch despite losing to Ward for the second straight time in seven months.

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  • Cavaliers Players Told Jimmy Butler to Stay Away from Cleveland
Cavaliers Players Told Jimmy Butler to Stay Away from Cleveland

Now, the Cavaliers have another problem on their hands as rumors suggest Kyrie Irving will ask for a trade if he gets the sense that LeBron will opt out next summer. That said, Irving could garner much value in the trade market as he has developed into one of the top point guards and scorers in the league despite his well-documented injury hist...

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