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Paul of course injured his hamstring in the final minute of game five of the western conference finals against the eventual champion Golden State Warriors . In his career, Paul is averaging 18.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 9.8 assists in 892 games. The Rockets understandably haven't made a can't-refuse offer to Capela yet because of those tax worries, but there is also no indication thus far that a team out there is on the brink of luring him out of Houston .
  • Dele Alli: 'I don't think we lost any momentum against Belgium'

    Dele Alli: 'I don't think we lost any momentum against Belgium'

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    After the damp squib of a heavily rotated line-up losing 1-0 to Belgium in their final group game, Lingard is confident England have more gears to go through in Russian Federation so long as they have road left to run. The manager has come in with great ideas, great ideas in the way he wants us to play. "They're a great side", he said . "As a group of lads, it is a young squad but we still have those experienced players in there and the team spirit is incredible at the moment.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's On-Field Gesture Is Winning The Internet

    Cristiano Ronaldo's On-Field Gesture Is Winning The Internet

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    If he's right about that, he could be playing at not just the next World Cup but the 2026 World Cup as well. Despite being one of just five teams to have won the World Cup a few times and boasting two of the finest strikers in European soccer in its attack, Uruguay flew under most people's radar heading into the World Cup .
  • Belgium 3 - 2 Japan | 02 Jul 2018

    Belgium 3 - 2 Japan | 02 Jul 2018

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    For the time-being, however, Belgium has the win in the most exciting match of the Cup so far. Belgium's "golden generation" have now scored 12 goals in four games in Russian Federation ahead of a mouth-watering last eight clash with Brazil, which beat Mexico 2-0 earlier.
  • Sixers' bench takes major hit at start of free agency

    Sixers' bench takes major hit at start of free agency

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    Just last week, George opted out of his contract with the Thunder and entered free agency, and that prompted many rumors that he planned to go to the Los Angeles Lakers , as the Inquisitr reported . The deal won't become official until the league's annual moratorium on free agent signings ends July 6, but George's decision removes one of the best free agents from the market.
  • Mascherano Quits International Football After World Cup Exit

    Mascherano Quits International Football After World Cup Exit

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    Messi had one great chance that he would normally bury on his left foot that slipped just wide, but even winning the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament did little to dim the pain of getting so close to the holy grail of following in Maradona's footsteps.
  • Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia

    Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia

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    Their 1-0 win and Group G top spot secured in Kaliningrad by a curling Adnan Januzaj strike has pitched them into the half of the knockout draw featuring Brazil, France, and Argentina. On the hand, Three Lions' star defender John Stones is not a doubt for England's fixture against Colombia on Tuesday, July 3. "During my time with England we met [Sweden] four times".
  • Holders Germany knocked out after 2-0 defeat

    Holders Germany knocked out after 2-0 defeat

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    Toni Kroos after South Korea loss. Defender Park Joo-ho will also be absent because of a thigh injury he picked up against Sweden in their opening match. "And it's the same for Germany ". But twin strikes from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri took the game away from them. Find us on Facebook too! "I don't think any of us expected this at all".
  • Ronaldo can't beat Uruguay on his own, warns Portugal coach

    Ronaldo can't beat Uruguay on his own, warns Portugal coach

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    A Real Madrid versus Barcelona subplot will be a part of the narrative as Portugal and Uruguay do battle in the Fisht Stadium with a place in the World Cup quarter finals at stake. "When he's on top of his game, he's the leader of that team", Tabarez said in his pre-match press conference on Friday. A less impressive narrow win against Saudi Arabia reduced their chance a little but they go into the knockout phase back on that 5% chance of lifting the World Cup .
  • Sampaoli: No decision on Argentina's starting XI for France clash

    Sampaoli: No decision on Argentina's starting XI for France clash

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    The opening match of the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup will kick off in spectacular fashion. " Lionel Messi is Lionel Messi ", said the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship-winning former captain. He's yet to register a shot on target at this year's World Cup, having spent 200 minutes on the pitch. " Messi is Messi , look at his stats, 65 goals in 127 matches (for Argentina ), we would like to mark and neutralize him", France coach Deschamps told reporters Friday, ...
  • Watson soars for third Travelers' triumph

    Watson soars for third Travelers' triumph

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    Spieth finished the day with a 1-under-par 69 to reach 4-under for the tournament, well off the 12-under and subsequent playoff victory over Daniel Berger he enjoyed here past year. Behind them were four-time major victor Rory McIlroy as well as two Americans, Brian Harman and Peter Malnati, at 6-under. He was tied for 15th at 8 under.
  • Wimbledon: Serena Williams named 25th seed

    Wimbledon: Serena Williams named 25th seed

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    The All England Club usually follows the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, but it does have the right to make alterations in the interest of producing a "balanced draw". Williams could face one of the top eight seeds in round three of Wimbledon, where she lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish in 2015 and 2016. The slide resulted from a near year-long absence triggered by a freak injury, in which she stepped on broken glass and later developed blood clots in her lungs following her 2010 ...
  • Kawhi Leonard reportedly won’t set foot in Spurs’ locker room again

    Kawhi Leonard reportedly won’t set foot in Spurs’ locker room again

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    ESPN reported Wednesday the pressure for L.A.to lock down Leonard is growing, but San Antonio is not in any rush to secure a deal before the trade deadline in February 2019. Wojnarowski followed that up by noting the Los Angeles native wants to play in his hometown, preferably for the Lakers. Leonard, who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, missed all but nine games last season due to a quad injury.
  • Midfielder Matic Admits Brazil's Superiority Showed Against Serbia

    Midfielder Matic Admits Brazil's Superiority Showed Against Serbia

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    Brazil initially looked as if they would flatter to deceive again, with Neymar in particular appearing easy on the eye but with a distinct lack of cutting edge. The victory was good for first place. "It was really hard for us to play Brazil , it just a higher class of opponent", Matic said. Switzerland also advanced after a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica and will next face Sweden on Tuesday in St.
  • Javier Mascherano asks Argentina fans to band together vs

    Javier Mascherano asks Argentina fans to band together vs

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    Their inability to defend has been exposed, and they lack presence in midfield, with the latter contributing to disjointed play in the final third. After Argentina's humiliating defeat to Croatia , reports circulated that Sampaoli had lost the control of his dressing room and surrendered control to the players, namely Lionel Messi .
  • Wagner Becomes Michigan's 7th First-Round Draft Pick Since 2013

    Wagner Becomes Michigan's 7th First-Round Draft Pick Since 2013

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    What they say: Mykhailiuk was the youngest player to ever debut in the Big 12 at 17 years old. It was not the selections that were so exciting for the Los Angeles Lakers , instead, it was the prospect that the Lakers could use their position in the draft to trade for a certain someone.
  • Loss Against Saudi Arabia

    Loss Against Saudi Arabia

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    El-Hadary wasn't simply out on the field to set a record. He opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when he raced on to Abdallah Said's long pass and kept his cool to lob Saudi goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem. Egypt finished bottom of Group A and failed to pick up a point, losing against Uruguay , Russia and Saudi Arabia . Uruguay sealed top spot in World Cup Group A with a 3-0 win over 10-man Russian Federation at the Samara Arena this afternoon.
  • James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James

    James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James

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    Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is the NBA's Most Improved Player after a stellar first season in IN that ended in a playoff showdown with James and the Cavaliers. After finishing second in voting twice, James Harden finally won his first NBA MVP award on Monday night. Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers took Sixth Man honors.
  • Marin Cilic comes from behind to beat Novak Djokovic in Queen's final

    Marin Cilic comes from behind to beat Novak Djokovic in Queen's final

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    Cilic produced the knockout blow in the final set with a brilliant victor on the run to break in the eighth game, earning a thumbs up from Djokovic that effectively signalled his surrender. With momentum back on his side, Cilic looked comfortable in the west London sunshine as he grabbed the only break in the final set to claim his first title of the year.
  • Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Open titles

    Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Open titles

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    It's really unfortunate, because in my opinion, some of the best land and certainly one of the best venues in all of golf, especially in this county, is Shinnecock Hills . "It's easy to look at 16, 18 where I had chances, because that's essentially what it comes down to, but I made so many good putts today". After admitting they went "too far" with their course set-up for round three, USGA officials had applied "appropriate levels" of water to the greens at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday ...
  • England advances at World Cup after rout of Panama

    England advances at World Cup after rout of Panama

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    John Stones scored the first and fourth goals - becoming the second Manchester City player to score at a World Cup , after Trevor Francis in 1982, with Jesse Lingard curling a brilliant strike home from outside the box. "There are a lot of good players just behind me". The second from the spot saw him become the first player in 44 years to score two goals in each of his first two World Cup games.
  • Iceland Will Feel The Heat In Volgograd, Says Nigeria Coach

    Iceland Will Feel The Heat In Volgograd, Says Nigeria Coach

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    They will now face Argentina on Tuesday, hoping to book a place in the knockout rounds. "Musa now added to it with his speed, and this changed the game for us". We want to improve, we want to learn. "We are ready for this match and we are united, we are working like a team and living like a family". However, after such a disciplined performance they will fancy getting a positive result against their West African opponents.
  • England defender Stones thankful to Southgate and Kompany

    England defender Stones thankful to Southgate and Kompany

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    No, it wasn't a passing encounter with Sergio Ramos, he's safely in the Kazan Arena for his Spanish side's second group game against Iran, Southgate managed to "Salah" himself whilst out running around the England team's training base in Repino, on Russia's Gulf of Finland coast.
  • Russian Federation 2018: Suarez fires Uruguay into Round of 16

    Russian Federation 2018: Suarez fires Uruguay into Round of 16

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    Besides scoring, Suarez led his team with a hard-working performance. The Saudi Arabia national team, now playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018, survived a scare after their plane caught fire mid-air. Saudi Arabia's possession-oriented style looks good on the eye but the lack of support structures for optimal ball circulation that helps create chances once again proved to be their weakness.
  • Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

    Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

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    Serbia doesn't recognize Kosovo's independence and relations between the two countries remain tense. The Swiss have dozens of ethnic Albanians in their national soccer program. With the match heading for a 1-1 draw, Xherdan Shaqiri raced through on goal in the closing stages of the match and squeezed home a decisive victor, leaving the Swiss just one win away - against a fragile Costa Rica side - from the knock-out stages.