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Sports LeBron 'had contact' with Raptors' Leonard, 76ers' Butler
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The Clippers have always been seen as the front-runners to sign the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, but it's hard to count out the lure of playing with James and trying to bring an NBA title back to the Lakers' franchise. On the other side of the ball, Vogel's defensive chops should help improve a strong unit that took a hit due to injuries - specifically Ball's. Vogel confirmed Jason Kidd will join his staff as an assistant and said it was something Pelinka brought up during the job interview.

Sports Millions gained and lost as All-NBA Teams announced
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By doing so, he became eligible to receive a five-year contract extension worth about $221 million from the Hornets if he opts to stay in Charlotte, a reward the National Basketball Association put in recently as further incentive to keep players with their current teams.

Sports Rafael Nadal makes finishing touches at his Academy before Paris assault
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal makes finishing touches at his Academy before Paris assault

That said, Del Potro pushed Novak Djokovic all the way in a thrilling Italian Open quarter-final last week, and was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros past year, as well as in 2009. Nadal starts against qualifiers in the first two rounds while 37-year-old Federer , bidding to become the oldest Grand Slam title victor of all time , faces Italy's Lorenzo Sonego, ranked at 73.

Sports Bucks need better bench play to regain control against Raptors
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It would be hard, at this point, for Kawhi Leonard to hit a bigger shot than his Game 7 game-winner against the Philadelphia 76ers . They had been there before - tied 2-2 in the third round after taking Games 3 and 4 at home. For much of the second half of the game he stood, pacing across the stage on most possessions, jumping around when the Raps made a shot or stop. Great game by him though.

Sports Pep Guardiola to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus?
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus?

Since Massimiliano Allegri's imminent departure from Juve was announced last week, Guardiola's name has been thrown around as someone who could replace the Italian in Turin. A Juventus spokeswoman declined to comment as did City Football Group, the English club's owner. City had offered De Rossi a huge deal back in 2012, but he chose to stay at Roma and be loyal to his boyhood club, but could take on the coaching job now with a very different feel in place.

Sports Luka Doncic & Trae Young top 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie first team
Author: 0 Luka Doncic & Trae Young top 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie first team

It's only the second time the top five selections in the National Basketball Association draft were named to All-Rookie first team. Young dropped 19.1 points and 8.1 assists per game as a rookie. Although both rookies have had truly spectacular first National Basketball Association seasons and are deserving of the only two players in the conversation for Rookie of the Year, this is really a one man race.

Sports Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges Max Verstappen in first practice
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A Mercedes spokesperson said: "We have asked for Lewis to be excused in the circumstances following yesterday's news". "Niki was a big part of the Mercedes family". "It is one thing that the world and the F1 community has lost the biggest icon, but it is totally different, and more hard, to have lost a friend". "He was who he was and never pretended to be anything or anybody else.very outspoken, a true character, a true racer, passionate for the sport, said a lot of things people respected".

Sports Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts signs multiyear extension
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Stephen Curry and Draymond Green did a little bit of everything in Game 4 as the Golden State Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers , and history will remember them for it. Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed with Golden State that offseason. "Obviously, in that situation, we want Steph to have the ball, we want Steph or Klay (Thompson ) to take the shot", Green said.

Sports Ranking Drake’s 5 best moments from the past week of Raptors games
Author: 0 Ranking Drake’s 5 best moments from the past week of Raptors games

The tweet concluded saying he'd never seen anything so disrespectful before. Anyone who watched last night's contest, which the Raptors won 120-102, most likely caught glimpses of Drake eschewing his cozy front row seat in favor of roaming around the bench area so he could taunt Bucks' star Giannis Antetokounmpo when he missed free throws.

Sports NFL Draft awarded to Cleveland
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A proposal by the Kansas City Chiefs received considerable attention, and Commissioner Roger Goodell welcomed a debate he said should continue with a particular focus on changes to OT for playoff games. A joint bid by Cleveland and Canton - which was submitted by the Browns , the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Pro Football Hall of Fame - was a finalist to host the 2019 and 2020 drafts.

Sports Virat Kohli alone cannot win India the World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar
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They were spotted at the airport as they headed off for the upcoming World Cup tournament to be held in England and Wales. But Kohli's men, second behind England in the one-day worldwide rankings, will start the tournament in England and Wales among the favourites alongside the host nation and defending champions Australia.

Sports Man arrested in attempt to extort Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu
Author: 0 Man arrested in attempt to extort Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu

Mathieu's representatives told WDSU that the accused extortionist has mental health struggles. Sears backed up his demands with threats to tell media that Mathieu had committed sexual assault, according to documents. It's been reported that Tyrann Mathieu has reportedly been targeted in an extortion plot by one of his distant relatives, while the New Orleans man in question was recently arrested and released on $25,000 bond.

Sports Pulisic aims to earn respect after record Chelsea move
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Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday they have signed Thorgan Hazard , the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden, on a five-year deal form Borussia Moenchengladbach. The Belgian global made 182 appearances for Monchengladbach, scoring 46 goals, as well as having been capped 21 times by his country - finding the back of the net on three occasions.

Author: 0 Thorgan Hazard transfer move from Borussia Monchengladbach to Dortmund confirmed

However, Pulisic said he wanted to match Hazard, who has helped Chelsea win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, an EFL Cup and a Europa League. "He (Hazard) is a guy to look up to and what I would love to become". He is also the youngest player to captain the US men's national team, but says he is motivated to set new records now he has arrived in the Premier League.

Sports War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse
Author: 0 War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

Bodexpress opted out of having a jockey early in the race but continued to be a strong contender. Here's video of the incident. Velazquez insisted after that he was completely fine after being violently thrown from the horse. The same applied to favored Improbable, whose pre-race dance turned into a sixth-place finish. The Bob Baffert-trained Justify was the last to win the Triple Crown, taking the trophy last year, but with Country House's omission from Pimlico because of an illness ...

Sports Chelsea won't axe Sarri, Juve to pay
Author: 0 Chelsea won't axe Sarri, Juve to pay

Sarri's future at Chelsea has been the subject of intense speculation for most of this season and a decision is expected to be made on the Italian one way or another after next week's Europa League final against Arsenal . "These rumours have seen Frank Lampard backed into the 4/5 favourite to replace Sarri should the Italian leave this summer and the former Chelsea midfielder is the only name on punter's lips at the moment".

Sports Top Ten Oldest Cricketers To Play In Upcoming World Cup
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To mark the occasion, MCC invited local secondary schools to Lord's to compete in the new secondary school league, which will run throughout the summer term and aims to get more children involved in the sport. The manner in which teams are batting these days, one expects this total to be surpassed. He had a successful campaign in IPL 2019 in which he took the most number of wickets and won the "Purple Cap" award.

Sports Green shows a more mature side for the Warriors
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However, Lillard downplayed the impact of the injury on his performance in the series, which Portland trails 3-0. "That's just my mindset where we got all our guys on the floor but when they are not, I have to have a different mindset to step up for the team, as everyone has stepped up their game a notch".

Sports Larson Takes The Million In NASCAR All-Star Race
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PIT PROBLEMS: Harvick said the race was a letdown since he had the fastest auto and failed to win. Asked how he would describe the night, Harvick said: "A letdown". I checked up, and he ran into my left rear. Bowyer's response: "Hell, I thought he was a lap down. after the race, he runs into my back and turns me all around.

Sports Karolina Pliskova powers past Johanna Konta to conquer the title — WTA Rome
Author: 0 Karolina Pliskova powers past Johanna Konta to conquer the title — WTA Rome

Konta had started slowly against Kiki Bertens in her semifinal, and that proved to be the case again today, as an early break saw Pliskova storm into a 3-0 lead in less than ten minutes. After a hesitant couple of years, Johanna Konta has rediscovered the verve and self-belief that once made her a grand-slam contender. "I think there will be a chance for me if I play this way but there's going to be some tough opponents who are playing good tennis on clay".

Sports Patriots, Edelman reach 2-year extension
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The extension was first reported Tuesday by NFL Network. He signed a two-year deal worth $11 million in 2017, with $5 million guaranteed. Today's news is great for both Edelman and the Patriots. For his career, Edelman has 499 catches for 5,390 yards and 30 TDs in the regular season and another 115 catches for 1,412 yards and 5 TDs in the playoffs.

Sports Bucs to release DT McCoy
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In 2018, he had six sacks and 28 tackles. Adding this kind of depth to an already formidable defensive line should make fans giddy. He was due $13 million this season, but the Bucs made a decision to save cap space by releasing him. Tampa Bay apparently worked with McCoy on the matter and wants him to find a suitable home. Tampa Bay had reportedly been attempting to trade McCoy but apparently found no suitors to take on his $13 million salary.

Sports Rooney: 'The players need to fear' Solskjaer and Carrick
Author: 0 Rooney: 'The players need to fear' Solskjaer and Carrick

But then all of a sudden, I don't know whether it's players being linked to other teams or players down tooling. They are also set to play Leeds United in a pre-season game. The Scot ruled the dressing room with an iron fist during his time at Old Trafford, and his players certainly did fear their manager. He added that watching Manchester United struggling for games last season was tough for him and wants to see changes.

Sports Portland stunned Denver; advanced to the Western Conference Finals
Author: 0 Portland stunned Denver; advanced to the Western Conference Finals

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know the Nuggets weren't even supposed to be in this position. Eyebrows were raised Monday morning when a quote from Damian Lillard started circulating in which the Portland Trail Blazers star supposedly told a Denver Nuggets ball boy that the Warriors were "due" to be beaten in the playoffs.

Sports Pep hungry for more, Football News & Top Stories
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With his ability on the ball pushing him forward into midfield channels, Maguire's distribution and desire to control the pace of the game will be massive points of encouragement for Guardiola if he is to pursue his signature. "You can look back at the season that ended with Manchester City lifting the title and pick out moments where Liverpool could have done better, but it is very harsh to criticise a team that collected 97 points and would normally have won the title by a distance".