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This is the second time the enormous image of James will be removed. The blockbuster contract sends the 33-year-old four-time NBA Most Valuable Player to one of the league's most iconic clubs, adding to the legacy of such legends as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson .
  • LeBron James to opt out, will become a free agent

    LeBron James to opt out, will become a free agent

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    After opting out of his current contract with the Cavaliers , there are at least four teams strong in the running including the Cavs, Houston Rockets , Philadelphia 76ers , and Lakers. It's plausible, if not likely, that the Lakers might first wait on a free-agent decision from James before looking to move forward in a trade for Leonard.
  • Lakers receiving pressure to trade for Kawhi Leonard

    Lakers receiving pressure to trade for Kawhi Leonard

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    The possibility of a LeBron-Kawhi-Paul George superteam is also still on the table, but it would require both George and James opting out of their contracts before Friday's midnight ET deadline. "With San Antonio believed to be uninterested in Ball, the Lakers have three other intriguing young players-Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart-plus their future first-round picks to include in a deal".
  • Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to discuss Portugal future after World Cup exit

    Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to discuss Portugal future after World Cup exit

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    The Argentine haggles, he creates, he has a style that I like a lot. Unless you are Argentinian or Portuguese, there's no need to shed a tear for them because the spotlight will now deservedly be on the new wave of worldwide superstars - 19-year-old Frenchman Kylian Mbappe sizzled with his pace and brace in the 4-3 win over Argentina , 22-year-old Mexican Hirving Lozano tore Germany apart, and 24-year-old Englishman Harry Kane is living up to his billing as the world's best No.
  • Son Heung-min honored to face Germany, still wants to win

    Son Heung-min honored to face Germany, still wants to win

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    South Korea waited 16 years to get their World Cup revenge on Germany , and while Wednesday's astonishing 2-0 win over the defending champions came in the group stage rather than the semi-finals it tasted no less sweet. France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 all suffered the same fate as the Germans who went into the tournament with the nucleus of the side that triumphed in Brazil four years ago.
  • Khedira wants Low to stay on as Germany coach

    Khedira wants Low to stay on as Germany coach

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    You've got to admit, though, they didn't deserve to reach the round of 16. Three wins from three matches at the World Cup in Russian Federation has helped Croatia jump 17 places on the latest real-time FIFA rankings. In stark contrast, the paper had used the same headline in 2014, alongside a photo of an elated Kroos, when Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final.
  • Alexis Sanchez reveals who he wants to win the World Cup

    Alexis Sanchez reveals who he wants to win the World Cup

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    The organization has surprised everyone, I think it's given an incredible image of the Russian people, of Russia in general. Critics accused the England manager of throwing away the Three Lions' momentum by fielding a weakened team in the 1-0 defeat to Belgium that followed two opening wins.
  • Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

    Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

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    Ecstatic Mexican football fans besieged the South Korean embassy in Mexico City and celebrated with diplomats after the Taeguk Warriors' stunning victory over Germany put El Tri into the World Cup last 16. Ludwig Augustinsson put the Swedes ahead five minutes into the second half before Marcus Berg won a penalty and Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist , who scored the victor from the spot against South Korea , stepped up to take it.
  • Argentina are more than just Lionel Messi - France boss Deschamps

    Argentina are more than just Lionel Messi - France boss Deschamps

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    While France's setup appears to have struggled to get their best out a star-studded squad, Argentina nearly went off the rails entirely with reports that Messi and Javier Mascherano are calling the shots. The Barcelona legend has only managed one goal so far in Russian Federation, which came in the decisive 2-1 Group D win over Nigeria in St. Petersburg and set up the French encounter.
  • Southgate set to make eight changes to England side against Belgium

    Southgate set to make eight changes to England side against Belgium

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    The last time England and Belgium met at a World Cup, David Platt volleyed a famous extra-time victor to send Bobby Robson's side into the quarter-finals if Italia 90. Why we are starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me. "We are delighted to be in the next round, [the Belgium] game is the one we are focused on and we want to win the group".
  • Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

    Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

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    On top of that, he has one year left on his contract, and is absolutely impossible to trust that he will be coming back after one season. This report also coincides with the latest from Wojnarowski , Shelburne and Windhorst, as they reported that the Spurs recently "shut the door" on the Lakers in a recent negotiation.
  • Neymar, Brazil Win Group E with Victory vs

    Neymar, Brazil Win Group E with Victory vs

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    They had yet to click in their earlier games, where they limply drew 1-1 with Switzerland and needed two stoppage-time goals to beat Costa Rica, and they didn't exactly sparkle in the first half-hour today. Four years ago, Paulinho was part of the Brazil team that was humiliated at home in a 7-1 drubbing by Germany in the semifinals. Brazil's Philippe Coutinho in action with Serbia's Dusan Tadic.
  • Mexico defeat South Korea 2-1 in a tight match

    Mexico defeat South Korea 2-1 in a tight match

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    Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany, although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more risky. 66' GOAL! Hernandez strikes from Lozano's swift counter-attack and ensuing cross from the right wing. "We have a good group of players and human beings".
  • Argentina have last shot at World Cup salvation

    Argentina have last shot at World Cup salvation

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    The South Americans are on the verge of a group-stage exit in Russian Federation after a shock 1-1 draw with Iceland and a thumping 3-0 defeat to Croatia . However, he said changes will be made to "generate energy" in the team and that Messi will be more involved than he was against Croatia, when the five-time world player of the year had 47 touches fewer than Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
  • Lakers reportedly aiming to have LeBron James team up with Chris Paul

    Lakers reportedly aiming to have LeBron James team up with Chris Paul

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    The Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker has quietly evolved into one of the league's best point guards. "I'm speechless", said Wagner, who fought back tears after being selected. The organization hopes to fix its relationship with the team's best player, whom Gregg Popovich indicated might even be better than James when he was last fully healthy.