Initially flagged offside, the goal has finally been allowed after a VAR review. Costa Rica was eliminated after losing its first two matches, which makes Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic wary of the match in Nizhny Novgorod. On paper the easiest of Switzerland, which played a draw with Brazil and beat Serbia, and now will meet with underdogs Costa Rica and even a draw could be enough for the Swiss on regardless of the result of the parallel match.
Paul George is going to stay with Oklahoma City. While the salary cap implications of bringing Grant back are ugly (I haven't even dug into all that yet), the Thunder organization is clearly comfortable with spending massive amounts of cash in hopes of building a contender around George and Russell Westbrook .
Stein adds that the Dallas Mavericks would one of the teams interested in Jordan's services. The Clippers have granted permission to Jordan and his New York-based agent, Jeff Schwartz, to explore trade scenarios with other teams as they weigh the pros and cons of opting into the final season of Jordan's current contract, according to the people.
So while bringing back George and potentially Grant would ensure the Thunder keep their core intact, it likely means more moves are coming to mitigate what could be a historic luxury-tax bill. George made his announcement on stage at Russell Westbrook's house party , alerting the crowd that he would be staying in OKC for a long time. He simply isn't the kind of player you give that kind of money to.
George is also strongly considering the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists while paired with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony in Oklahoma City. George scored just five points on 2-of-16 shooting in a Game 6 playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, and OKC failed to advance past the first round for the second straight season.
Let's take a look at what the Lakers roster and starting lineup would look like if James signed with the Lakers. At 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, James will be an unrestricted free agent, and agent Rich Paul is expected to contact several teams with the Lakers and Cavs atop his list.
Ings will come with a warning flag as he has suffered two serious knee injuries in three seasons at Anfield and while he would lie to stay, he has reluctantly chose to seek a move that can get his career back on track. Despite that, Ings seemingly wants more time on the field. Doubts may surface over whether Ings can stay free of injury long enough to be an asset to a future club, but he is likely to come cheap and could be worth a risk as he has shown when at Burnley that he is a fine ...
But I will tell you what I did hear, is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant is like 'why would I do that? Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the 8-time National Basketball Association champion - 5 as a player, 3 as a coach - has inked a deal that would make him one of the league's highest-paid coaches, although terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Since the change of heart by Jordan, the most productive center for the Mavericks was their immediate replacement - Zaza Pachulia in 2015-16. Jordan, who was second in the National Basketball Association at 15.2 rebounds per game last season, shores up an area that has always been a weakness for a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since winning its first National Basketball Association title in 2011.
Similarly, Pat Riley was reportedly frustrated with James in '14 when he seemed distant and disengaged during their conversation in Las Vegas at the start of free agency. But does he have enough time to let a group of unproven players with no postseason experience develop into a title contender? Let's take a look at what the Lakers roster and starting lineup would look like if James signed with the Lakers.
George has an 11:59 PM ET Friday deadline to formally decline to opt in. While popular belief is that the swingman will leave the Thunder for Los Angeles, Philadelphia , or Boston, OKC can still keep George if they can get him to sign a new contract.
Messi has now played 756 minutes of football in World Cup knockout-stage matches without scoring a goal. When you consider that they have, for the most part, not had the supporting cast needed to win the World Cup so far in their careers, it's unlikely that will suddenly change as they shift to the periphery.
Iran were held to a 1-1 draw with Portugal on Monday evening , but Queiroz was outraged when Cristiano Ronaldo was not sent off in the final 10 minutes for an off-the-ball elbow on Morteza Pouraliganji. That means host Russian Federation, which finished second in Group A, will play Spain on Sunday in Moscow, while Portugal faces the much more hard opponent, Uruguay on Saturday in Sochi.
Messi scored Tuesday's first goal before Nigeria tied it via penalty kick, setting up the wild finish. But Nigeria will be no pushover, as they proved in their 2-0 win over Iceland late last week. The selection of Banega proved to be an inspired one by Sampaoli, with the Sevilla midfielder providing the quality service that had been lacking so far in Russian Federation.
If the Lakers and Spurs do strike a deal centered around Leonard, ESPN reports , "L.A. could have to surrender a combination of former first-round picks - from Brandon Ingram , Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart - and future first-round picks and perhaps restricted free agent Julius Randle in a sign-and-trade agreement".
The Albiceleste scrapped into the last 16 of the World Cup after a dramatic win over Nigeria, and Sampaoli appeared to ask Messi for permission to bring on Sergio Aguero as they sought a late victor. Uruguay and Portugal can be seen Saturday at 1pm et/10am pt. across the TSN Network and on CTV. The 91-time worldwide said he would love to see Argentina meet Spain, where he played club football for Barcelona and Sevilla, in the World Cup final.
On raw pace alone Red Bull seem to be further behind the front-runners than they have been all season. From his point of view, we never talked about it so [he thought] "I'm staying where I am", where I thought 'this isn't fair, someone do something'.
Leonard, who only played nine games this past season due to a right quadriceps injury, has reportedly said his relationship with the Spurs can not be repaired. Despite the Lakers having the cap flexibility to sign either, there have been strong indications that both players will sign with their current teams.
The Argentines changed the shape of the table yet again with a late go-ahead strike to leave Iceland within a goal of qualification. Iceland opened the tournament by drawing Argentina 1-1 before falling 2-0 to Nigeria. Wonderful technique on the volley. Croatia's Tin Jedvaj in action with Iceland's Hordur Magnusson. Hallgrimsson praised the close bond with their fans, famed for their so-called "Viking thunder-clap", and said during the past six years the team had found its ...
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship is one of five majors on the LPGA's annual schedule and made its debut in 2015, succeeding the LPGA Championship. "So I didn't feel good about that and I talked to them, I feel really proud of myself because like I still fight all the way to finish". For Park, chill on Sunday works like a clock with an always steady, repeating tempo.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refused to accept an apology from Jordan after the reversal, but later said he was moving on and never ruled out acquiring a player despite what was seen as a betrayal. Last season with the Clippers, Jordan averaged 12.0 points and a career-high 15.2 rebounds as the Clips finished with a 42-40 record for the year. Since the change of heart by Jordan, the most productive center for the Mavericks was their immediate replacement - Zaza Pachulia in 2015-16.
Given the small amount of teams with lots of salary cap space this summer, opting out doesn't seem like the best idea for Jordan. The Clippers big man has until Friday to decide if he wants to opt into the final year of his contract , or opt out and become an unrestricted free agent.
Woods, who is ranked 82nd in the world, is playing his 11th tournament of 2018. Kyle Stanley's winning mark was -7 a year ago, with just 21 players finishing the tournament under par. That at least got him back into the top 10, though he still has a long road to get back to the top. "Well, this one (the TaylorMade) is kind of a blend between the two, not quite the heel-shafted and not quite a plumber's neck (his normal Cameron putter), so I'm kind of right in between".
Germany coach Joachim Low has said "far-reaching measures and clear changes are needed" after the World Cup holders' shock group stage exit. The World Cup is very close among the 16 nations that have advanced to the second round and for the first time in our history, few would care to select a victor.
While on vacation in Anguilla, the four-time NBA MVP informed the Cavaliers he is opting out of the a year ago of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent. The fact that he didn't pick up his option could be good news for anxious Cavs fans, who fear James may leave them for the second time in his career.
Wojnarowski adds that this clears a pathway for Jordan to negotiate with the Dallas Mavericks . The Mavericks have declined Dirk Nowitzki's $5 million team option, according to The New York Times . Three years later, Jordan once again has a chance to end up in Texas. Jordan averaged 12 points and.9 blocks while setting a new career high in rebounds (15.2) per game.
The Cavs, which own James' Bird rights, can offer him a new five-year contract worth $207.4 million, based on the league's projected $101 million salary cap for next season. But if James' choice hinges on the Lakers acquiring another superstar, the team may have to move on Leonard before the Oklahoma City Thunder swingman settles on his next destination.
Sweden, who at half-time were heading home from Russian Federation, scored three times in the second half to deservedly beat a ragged Mexico 3-0 in Yekaterinburg. 'We saw Sweden had taken the lead so we needed to keep the pressure up but our team was missing the ease of play and the classiness we usually have.
Which TV channel will have the match live? Five Paris St Germain players could feature in the game with Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso and Angel Di Maria and France's Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappe and Alphonse Areola. In goal, the decision will have to be made as to whether to recall Willy Caballero - whose howler led to Croatia's first goal in their 3-0 rout - or stick with 31-year-old Franco Armani, who appeared to suit the team as he made his debut in the win against Nigeria.
Ronaldo lifted Portugal to a 3-3 draw against Spain in their opening game , capping a hat-trick with a sensational free-kick. There has been little love lost when they have met: Ronaldo once punched Godin during a Spanish Super Cup tie, but the defender got his own back in a meeting previous year by elbowing the Portuguese in the head.
On Friday night, Minnesota United FC is hosting FC Dallas for their second annual Pride Night . Robbie Rogers told Chelsea Handler he had a similarly positive welcome from Major League Soccer and its fans, but he was left disheartened when years later, it was still only him standing as an openly gay man.
The 30 year-old has made 156 appearances for Manchester United , contributing 20 goals and 10 assists. One could infer yesterday, given this development, the Belgian would be staying on at United. Marouane Fellaini has made a shocking decision about his future. A medial knee ligament injury sustained on global duty in October restricted Fellaini's involvement for the rest of that campaign, ultimately limiting him to 23 appearances.
Even that was a remote possibility. LeBron James has confirmed he will not opt into his Cleveland Cavaliers contract for the 2018/19 season, allowing him to enter the free agency market. "Actually Kevin Durant , you know that dude, the two time reigning NBA Finals MVP". After starting his career with the Cavaliers in 2003, James famously spurned his hometown franchise in a televised announcement before the 2010 National Basketball Association season and signed with the Heat.
Fellaini, now on World Cup duty with Belgium, joined United from Everton in 2013, making 156 appearances and scoring 20 goals. Since joining the club, he has won the FA Cup, Community Shield, Europa League and League Cup. "I am very happy Marouane is staying with us", said Mourinho. Fellaini will be in action with Belgium on Monday July 2 when they take on Japan in the last 16 of the World Cup.
South Korea kept Germany from advancing to the group of 16 with a pair of fantastic goals in stoppage time. Defeat for Sweden against Mexico could have led to Shin's side progressing beyond Group F on goal difference. "I really prayed and prayed for it to be a goal", said the defender, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. Germany , the 2014 champions, Confederations Cup champions and FIFA's top-ranked team, were eliminated at the first hurdle for the first time ...