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Kawhi Leonard Trade Odds: Where Celtics Rank Among Potential Suitors Kawhi Leonard Trade Odds: Where Celtics Rank Among Potential Suitors
- June 18, 2018

There are rumors that Kawhi wants to head to Los Angeles and play for the Lakers, but that is unlikely to happen since head coach Gregg Popovich has a personal rule to never trade a star to a team in his own conference. San Antonio has zero interest in Lonzo Ball - or, more accurately, the circus that Ball brings with him - but a Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, draft-pick (s) deal (with Luol Deng tossed in to make the money work) is compelling, particularly if other teams, wary of Leonard ... (more...)
We're not favourites but anything can happen - Panama coach We're not favourites but anything can happen - Panama coach
- June 18, 2018

The passion exuded from Panama's national anthem sent social media into overdrive. Panama were expected to struggle in their tournament debut against a side 52 places above them in the world rankings, but they held their own until just after halftime in the Group G opener. (more...)
Croatia send Nikola Kalinic home from 2018 World Cup Croatia send Nikola Kalinic home from 2018 World Cup
- June 18, 2018

Zlatko Dalic said he took the decision after Croatia's 2-0 victory over Nigeria in their opening Group D fixture because he needs his players "fit and ready to play". However, according to reports in Croatia, the striker declined his manager's orders, citing a problem with his back. The 30-year-old's absence means Croatia lack a specialist alternative to Mario Mandzukic, although Andrej Kramaric - who started the Nigeria game playing off the Juventus man - can lead the line if needed. (more...)
Landon Donovan ripped for rooting for Mexico Landon Donovan ripped for rooting for Mexico
- June 18, 2018

But one thing became clear after Donovan's Wells Fargo ad appeared Saturday: Many American players and fans disagreed with the option of rooting for Mexico - the national club that has arguably been Team USA's fiercest rival on the pitch over the years. (more...)
Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Titles
- June 18, 2018

Cameron Morfit, Staff Writer: Very. I loved his swagger, and he totally backed it up. "It was a little bit slower than I expected". A few minutes after 4 p.m. I set myself a goal of getting back to one over and I really believed I could do it. The first 11 groups had a scoring average of 73.6; the last 11 groups - the top 22 golfers through the first 36 holes - averaged 77. (more...)
Roger Federer claims 98th career title with victory in Stuttgart Roger Federer claims 98th career title with victory in Stuttgart
- June 18, 2018

Roger Federer will once again return to pinnacle of ATP Rankings on Monday after moving into the final of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart . Roger Federer said many interesting things in the interview released to Blick prior to Stuttgart Open. (more...)
Southgate didn't expect or want the England job Southgate didn't expect or want the England job
- June 18, 2018

Nearly two million people lost their lives during the six-month siege of the city and, with relations between Russian Federation and the United Kingdom now strained, Southgate said England's trip offers a chance of perspective. "But some of the preparation for the Euros I would have liked to do differently, especially for the Iceland game". "I can say now everything we've done in training here is exactly what we've seen in the videos from Tunisia". (more...)
Jack Wilshere to West Ham or will he stay? Jack Wilshere to West Ham or will he stay?
- June 18, 2018

The Daily Mail report Mourinho is prepared to pay £60m for the attacking ace, as he looks to spice up his attack. The move is likely to come after the World Cup , where Willian is now competing alongside his Brazil team-mates. "He can improve (them) a lot". Juventus are the team who are being linked closely to Martial, who is looking for regular football as a lack of game time was partly to blame for him missing out on a World Cup call up. (more...)
Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba should be stripped of World Cup goal Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba should be stripped of World Cup goal
- June 18, 2018

Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to represent France at a World Cup at 19 years, 178 days. Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to talk about France's underwhelming display and what must be done to play to their potential. That sparked a concerted offensive by Didier Deschamps' team but Australia stemmed the tide as the half progressed. The VAR is meant to come to the aid of the referee in four "game-changing situations": goals (and any foul leading up to them), penalty ... (more...)
Messi misses penalty as Argentina draw Messi misses penalty as Argentina draw
- June 18, 2018

Once again, the team will rely heavily on Lionel Messi to weave some magic. "We were playing against one of the best teams in the world, against one of the best players in the world", said Halldorsson, who also stopped a unsafe Cristian Pavon curler near the end and was named man of the match. (more...)
With second US Open title, Koepka can't be overlooked now With second US Open title, Koepka can't be overlooked now
- June 18, 2018

Fleetwood unleashed the round of the week - indeed, the round of his life - on Sunday afternoon, carding a record-tying 63 to leap all the way up to +2. Open by the age of 28 is even more impressive. "I feel like you're going to have to take it from me, to be honest with you". I got off to a rough start unfortunately, but I was able to fight back. (more...)
Conor McGregor in plea negotiations following bus melee Conor McGregor in plea negotiations following bus melee
- June 18, 2018

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor expressed regret to reporters Thursday over an attack on a bus of fellow fighters in NY two months ago, following a brief Brooklyn court appearance on charges relating to the incident. "Thank you everyone", McGregor said outside the court. Cowley, who is accused of throwing a chair at the bus, was charged with criminal mischief, assault and reckless endangerment. (more...)
Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Championships
- June 18, 2018

In the third round on Saturday, putts that had been challenging suddenly became impossible with the slippery greens turning brown. Through 54 holes, there have only been 21 rounds under par . Mickelson, easily one of the fan favorites for over two decades, made a huge judgment error during Round 3 when he chose to slap his moving ball back toward the hole instead of letting it come to rest down a hill. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association investigating homophobic chants by Mexico fans Federation Internationale de Football Association investigating homophobic chants by Mexico fans
- June 18, 2018

Check out our brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod with Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna with added Mad Vlad Putin, Spanish managerial weeping and probably some football as well . Mexico achieved the impossible. Perhaps most excited were Mexico's fans ― so much so that those celebrating in the nation's capital may have caused an " artificial earthquake " from jumping and cheering the team on. (more...)
Mexico stuns defending champions Germany Mexico stuns defending champions Germany
- June 18, 2018

The other defending champions to lose their opening matches were France in 2002 and Spain in 2014. The defending Champions Germany suffered a shock defeat against Mexico in their opening game of the World Cup group F campaign and the people of Mexico certainly enjoyed it, if the reaction in Mexico City was anything to go by. (more...)
Blame seismic event in Mexico on World Cup's soccer game Blame seismic event in Mexico on World Cup's soccer game
- June 18, 2018

In the first game of the day, Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a brilliant Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick in Samara. Germany is now in an unfamiliar position. Soccer fans since that fateful loss in Trinidad and Tobago ruled out the men's national team from competing in their eighth straight World Cup. "If we win, the credit goes to the players and if not, it's my fault.and that's the world of football". (more...)
U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson melts down, hits still-rolling ball
- June 18, 2018

Mickelson received a two-shot penalty for striking the ball in motion, but Davis said he was well within the rules. Mickelson, who turns 48 today, missed a bogey putt on the 13 before running the ball and hitting it again as it continued to roll away from the hole. (more...)
One-and-Done rule could be eliminated for 2021 NBA Draft One-and-Done rule could be eliminated for 2021 NBA Draft
- June 18, 2018

The days leading to the draft have always served as the peak time for rumors about teams trading future draft picks to swirl, and if anything with regards to eligibility rules is subject to change, it only seems prudent for the league to make sure every ball club is made aware of that. (more...)
Fernando Alonso's #8 Toyota Racing seals Le Mans pole Fernando Alonso's #8 Toyota Racing seals Le Mans pole
- June 18, 2018

Having featured earlier in the day, Alonso got into the auto with an hour remaining of the third and final qualifying session. Unlike the night before, when he visited the circuit at one of its busiest points, Alonso spent much of his time in the auto as light rain fell on the circuit, meaning most other cars remained in the garage. (more...)
Questions of loyalty cast shadow over German World Cup squad Questions of loyalty cast shadow over German World Cup squad
- June 18, 2018

The Germans grabbed a ideal start into the encounter as Joshua Kimmich's long ball found Marco Reus inside the box before Timo Werner hammered home from close range with eight minutes into the game. In the second half, we rested on our laurels a bit. Gundogan and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil , both of Turkish descent, have attracted criticism for their recent meeting in London with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan , who is the subject of scrutiny from human rights groups and exiled ... (more...)
England Star Flies Home From South Africa For 'Family Reasons' England Star Flies Home From South Africa For 'Family Reasons'
- June 17, 2018

The dismal run began with a defeat by Scotland in Edinburgh and other Test losses were inflicted by France, Ireland and South Africa (twice). There was a lot of pushing and shoving during the match, especially from the England team. For some reason we are just not handling those key moments in the game well. Evidence that the tension is affecting both players and coach abounded at Free State Stadium, where Jones turned on a broadcaster by taking exception to the line of questioning. (more...)
Johnson has history on his side at US Open
- June 17, 2018

Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills. "I don't know", Stenson said. "Our wave of tee times was significantly easier, and it shows how impressive Dustin Johnson is playing because he played in much more hard conditions and he's beating everybody by a lot", Mickelson said after his round, referring to the sunnier conditions over in the afternoon. (more...)
Marvin Bagley III signs deal with Puma Marvin Bagley III signs deal with Puma
- June 17, 2018

His second could be worth up to $300 million over 10 years. According to a report, despite the fact that he doesn't even know what team he's playing for yet, Marvin Bagley is about to get that opportunity with a company that wants to get into the sneaker market. (more...)
Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia
- June 17, 2018

Australia's midfielder Mile Jedinak (second left) is congratulated after scoring from the penalty spot during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match against France at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018. Better going forward, he still chipped in defensively but was nothing more than solid. Before Pogba's future can be decided, he has the task of attempting to win the World Cup under Didier Deschamps' management for France . (more...)
India Captain Virat Kohli to Undergo Fitness Test at the NCA India Captain Virat Kohli to Undergo Fitness Test at the NCA
- June 17, 2018

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced that Kohli would have his fitness test on June 15 . It is learned that he performed in the range of 14. Earlier, the neck injury which he sustained during the IPL had thrown Kohli's build-up for the United Kingdom tour in haywire as he had to pull out of a planned stint with Surrey in the County Championship this month. (more...)
Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24 with Toyota Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24 with Toyota
- June 17, 2018

The Spaniard, racing alongside ex-F1 drivers Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima , made the most of the fact his Toyota team were the only ones left in the LMP1 hybrid class, which has a significant performance advantage over the rest of the LMP1 contenders. (more...)
Nottingham Open Johanna Konta and Ashleigh Barty comfortably into semifinals Nottingham Open Johanna Konta and Ashleigh Barty comfortably into semifinals
- June 17, 2018

But the methodical Konta kept her composure and, against an increasingly erratic opponent, won four games in a row to take the first set. The 21-year-old will play in a WTA Tour quarter-final for the first time following a 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 triumph and is set to break into the world's top 50. (more...)
Two golfers now sitting pretty thanks to chaos at US Open
- June 17, 2018

Sitting atop the US Open leaderboard ahead of today's final round, four American players are tied for leader at +3; Daniel Berger , Tony Finau , Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson . While it has sped up, it has not gotten out of hand, and despite some major media members saying that the USGA has lost control of the course , that is 100% not the case. (more...)
Windies Dominate Opening Day Of Second Test Against Sri Lanka Windies Dominate Opening Day Of Second Test Against Sri Lanka
- June 17, 2018

Both players will arrive today (13). Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka , who had played in the Tests against Bangladesh in February, and allrounder Dasun Shanaka , who had played against India previous year, will only leave Sri Lanka on Wednesday evening - the eve of the St. (more...)
US Open: Ewen Murray reviews third round at Shinnecock Hills
- June 17, 2018

Now both Finau and Berger have a chance to break through on a big stage, even if it didn't seem like it was going to be this good an opportunity when they first got in. Phil Mickelson shot 81 and incurred a two-shot penalty for an extraordinary rules breach, leaving himself exposed to a disqualification on his 48 birthday. (more...)

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