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Sports Raptors to host first ever Christmas Day game versus Celtics
Author: 0 Raptors to host first ever Christmas Day game versus Celtics

The league also tends to schedule these games based on what happens in free agency since even better rivalries can be formed. While some will be wondering what the reception will be for the reigning NBA Finals MVP, we should expect an ovation considering what Leonard helped the Raptors accomplish in one season but that's a debate for another day.

Sports Melvin Gordon trade: Chargers don't seem ready to make a move
Author: 0 Melvin Gordon trade: Chargers don't seem ready to make a move

If Gordon misses regular seasons - whether through holding out or through being traded - the Chargers will have to turn to some combination of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. The 26-year-old Gordon is scheduled to be in the final year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $5.6 million. It is less than other elite running backs have gotten in the league but it would only be $4.25 million fewer than Todd Gurley is averaging per year.

Sports A's sign fan who wowed with viral in-stadium pitching challenge
Author: 0 A's sign fan who wowed with viral in-stadium pitching challenge

In a story that seems to be written for a movie, the Oakland Athletics signed the 23-year-old Patterson to a contract Thursday, some two weeks after he went viral by throwing 96 miles per hour in a pitching cage at Coors Field. According to mlb.com, Patterson did the same thing on a speed-pitch game in Nashville, which is where the A's Class AAA minor-league team is located.

Sports Messi slapped with 3-month worldwide ban for 'corruption' rant
Author: 0 Messi slapped with 3-month worldwide ban for 'corruption' rant

Messi had earlier been handed a one-match competitive global ban for his red card , ruling him out of Argentina's first qualifier for the 2022 World Cup . The five-time Golden Ball will not be able to play the matches of his national team until the beginning of next November but will be eligible for the South American qualifying campaign at the World Cup-2022 which starts in March 2020, except for the first match for which he is suspended.

Sports Kylian Mbappe gives his verdict on Neymar’s PSG exit
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe gives his verdict on Neymar’s PSG exit

We have a relationship of honesty and respect, so I told him what I thought. "He knows that I respect him and that I admire him". Cub manager Thomas Tuchel was impressed with Neymar's attitude as well despite the Barcelona rumours. Legit.ng earlier reported that Neymar has informed Paris Saint-Germain chiefs he's not ready to play for them again as he attempts to force a move back to Barcelona .

Sports Real Madrid's Pogba 'Plan B': Van de Beek
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However, according to latest reports from publications like Marca and AS, Real Madrid board has chose to move in for Ajax's 22-year-old midfielder Donny van de Beek . But they remain in the market for a new midfielder with Pogba and Tottenham's Christian Eriksen heavily linked with the club. Van de Beek has been on Real's radar since last season and they have finally made a decision to act on their interest due to a lack of depth in midfield heading into the 2019-20 campaign.

Sports Leroy Sane: Bayern Munich deny reports of bid for Manchester City winger
Author: 0 Leroy Sane: Bayern Munich deny reports of bid for Manchester City winger

On Thursday Bild and Kicker had reported that the transfer was completed and that Sane would make the move for a fee of €100 million (£91m/$110m), and would sign a five-year deal, but Bayern took to Twitter to deny those claims. 'He is a guy who I appreciate a lot. I know they exist. "I want players who want to stay". "News reports made today stating that Leroy Sane has chose to join FC Bayern do no correspond to the facts", the club's tweet stated.

Sports LeBron James Warns His Critics: Ether Coming Soon
Author: 0 LeBron James Warns His Critics: Ether Coming Soon

The former Cavs executive questioned LeBron's desire to win and also illustrated what he called a 'miserable' working environment during his seasons in Cleveland in an interview with SI's Jake Fischer . "The reason is LeBron is getting all the credit and none of the blame. They don't like being part of that world", Griffin told SI. Griffin had an interesting comment about James in his feature with Sports Illustrated .

Sports Nicolas Pepe officially becomes Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer
Author: 0 Nicolas Pepe officially becomes Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer

Arsenal new boy Nicolas Pepe once admitted that Chelsea would be the only Premier League club he would want to play for in England. The 33-year-old captain refused to travel on a pre-season tour to the United States after his request to have his contract terminated to allow him to join another club was rejected by the Gunners .

Sports Ancelotti provides Arsenal with £97m double transfer boost
Author: 0 Ancelotti provides Arsenal with £97m double transfer boost

He was 2nd only to PSG's Kylian Mbappe in the Ligue 1 scoring charts final period, registering 22 objectives and 11 helps as Lille concluded next. And former West Ham defender Fonte has talked up Pepe as a potential Premier League superstar. "He is super quick, he has a left foot which is silky, one v one he is second to none".

Sports Michigan Checks In At No. 7 In The Preseason Amway Coaches Poll
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For the first time in 15 years, WSU will open the season ranked in the Coaches Poll and the Cougars' initial ranking of No. 21 marks the program's highest since 2002, when a team led by quarterback Jason Gesser opened the year ranked No. 7 past year in the AP poll. Occupying the No. 1 spot in the rankings are the defending champions, the Clemson Tigers, followed by Alabama at No. 2.

Sports Chelsea winger scores unreal backheel karate kick goal in pre-season win
Author: 0 Chelsea winger scores unreal backheel karate kick goal in pre-season win

Salzburg pressed hard for a second goal and got it in the 85th minute when Minamino was successful from 12 yards after Davide Zappacosta sent Zlatko Junuzovic to ground in the area. On Sunday, they beat Reading 4-3. Incoming manager Frank Lampard is expected to put plenty of responsibility on the shoulders of players like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount , who both starred in the Championship last season.

Author: 0 Arsenal plotting late bid for £60m star as Emery eyes surprise signing

The 26-year-old has made it clear to Crystal Palace that he is keen to leave Selhurst Park to further his career and he could be given a way out by Napoli . The Toffees have already completed the signings of Fabian Delph from Manchester City and goalkeeper Jonas Lossl from Huddersfield, as well as making the loan deal for Barcelona's Andre Gomes a permanent signing.

Sports Ashes 2019 | Australians Being Nice to You is Weird: Stokes
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However much it is taken for granted that the biggest rivalry in worldwide cricket is between India and Pakistan thanks to the numbers involved there is an aura about an Ashes series that will just not disappear. The top two teams will contest in the WTC Final in June 2021 (to be played in the UK) and the victor will be crowned ICC World Test Champions. The backlash in Australia was fierce, and the punishments the harshest ever meted out for such an incident.

Sports Reds and Pirates Tangle in Bench-Clearing Brawl
Author: 0 Reds and Pirates Tangle in Bench-Clearing Brawl

Once he got back up, Bell headed toward Pittsburgh Manager Clint Hurdle and engaged his counterpart in a heated argument. Puig got ejected after a bench-clearing brawl broke out in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's game between the Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates .

Sports Tigers Trade Closer Greene, OF Castellanos
Author: 0 Tigers Trade Closer Greene, OF Castellanos

And he won't have to go too far. According to Patrick Mooney , the Cubs will pay their new outfielder about $2.5 million after the Tigers offset $500,000 in the deal. He'll be in uniform on Thursday when the Cubs complete a series against the St. Louis Cardinals . This signals that the deal truly came to fruition at the last minute before the 4 p.m.

Sports Manchester United & Juventus Agree Paulo Dybala-Romelu Lukaku
Author: 0 Manchester United & Juventus Agree Paulo Dybala-Romelu Lukaku

The Portuguese talisman has reportedly told Juve's hierarchy that he is happy to play with the 26-year-old Belgian striker, whom the club see as a flawless fit at the Juventus Stadium due to his age, strength and goal-scoring prowess. But, Juventus are eager to reduce his €85 million asking price, which is where Dybala comes in. Speaking after United's win against Kristiansund on Tuesday, Solskjaer acknowledged that the Red Devils were looking to complete "one or two" signings before next ...

Sports McIlroy comes up short as Koepka wins in Memphis
Author: 0 McIlroy comes up short as Koepka wins in Memphis

Rory McIlroy is showing he can bounce back quickly. Brooks Koepka turned his final-round duel with Rory McIlroy into a runaway for his first World Golf Championships title. "... Any normal first round for me, that would have been three or four shots higher, but I hung in there". In his last appearance at the tournament, three-time champion Tom Watson (73) finished tied for 64th at 9 over.

Sports The latest on the Kieran Tierney to Arsenal deal
Author: 0 The latest on the Kieran Tierney to Arsenal deal

Tierney is said to be keen to move to the Premier League and wants the chance to join Arsenal, after a number of years in the first-team at Celtic. However, Celtic, who value the player at £25m, considered the add-on clauses in the second bid unrealistic and have rejected all offers put forward by Arsenal so far.

Sports Ronaldo, Messi Make FIFA ‘The Best Men’s Player Nominees’ List
Author: 0 Ronaldo, Messi Make FIFA ‘The Best Men’s Player Nominees’ List

There was no place for last year's victor of the award, Real Madrid and Croatia playmaker Luka Modric . The first awarding ceremony was held on 9 January 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland and was won by Cristiano Ronaldo . Ada Hegerberg, a Norway forward who won the Ballon d'Or but skipped this year's World Cup, was also nominated. Ajax boss Erik ten Hag was also nominated, as was French boss Didier Deschamps - last year's victor - and Tite of Brazil, who won the Copa America this summer.

Sports Michael Thomas cashes in
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The deal is reportedly five years in length, which would give Thomas the $20 million per year average that he had sought. The Saints had a scheduled day off on Wednesday and Thomas was expected to join practice on Thursday. Thomas played in three seasons with the Buckeyes before being selected 47th overall by the Saints in the 2016 NFL Draft. Not to mention, the 26-year old All Pro becomes the first non-QB offensive player to sign a deal worth $100M.

Sports Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra announces retirement
Author: 0 Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra announces retirement

His training for the UEFA B Coaching License burst out in 2013. If all goes well, I'll be able to head a team in one-and-a-half year. Evra has revealed that he has already started preparations to become a coach and says he has the backing of legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson .

Sports BCCI Official Questions Prithvi Shaw's Doping Ban Period
Author: 0 BCCI Official Questions Prithvi Shaw's Doping Ban Period

Shaw reacted to the suspension, saying he failed to follow protocol due to his eagerness to return to action after suffering an ankle injury during India's tour of Australia. "I accept my fate with all sincerety". Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official pointed at the ruling and said that this decision just doesn't seem right because what this provision - as per BCCI Anti-Doping Rule (ADR) Article 10.10.2 - also means is that he played the IPL during the mentioned period of ineligibility.

Sports Bauer fined for mound antics amid trade rumors
Author: 0 Bauer fined for mound antics amid trade rumors

Seems like no one really knows what's going to happen, but the Indians would probably trade Bauer if they get a good return. I want to say thank you to all the city, Cincinnati. "We already had a legit pitching staff, it just got more legit". In 94 games with the Reds, Puig hit.255 with 22 home runs and 60 RBI. He's eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.

Sports Pakistan Fast Bowler Hasan Ali Set to Marry Indian Woman
Author: 0 Pakistan Fast Bowler Hasan Ali Set to Marry Indian Woman

Last year, Ali attracted criticism after his antics at the Attari-Wagah Border, where he performed his signature wicket-taking gesture. Now, Hasan has found himself in another controversy. He added that he will make a public announcement soon. Pakistan veteran batsman Shoaib Malik married Indian tennis star, Sania Mirza. Hasan Ali follows the likes of Shoaib Malik - who recently retired from cricket - and the likes of former Pakistan cricketers Zaheer Abbas and Mohsin Hasan Khan, who ...

Sports Ashes 2019 | Test cricket championship, how it works
Author: 0 Ashes 2019 | Test cricket championship, how it works

The first T20I against India is on September 15 while the Test series gets underway on October 2. It's a little bit like the World Cup (in the way that) no matter where you are ranked in the ICC standings, the team that wins the World Cup is I think seen as the best team in the world.

Sports Jill Ellis Is Stepping Down As U.S. Women's Soccer Coach
Author: 0 Jill Ellis Is Stepping Down As U.S. Women's Soccer Coach

The difference was slight - $50.8 million to $49.9 million - but it was enough to cast doubt on those saying the women's team doesn't bring in as much revenue as the men's team. Soccer from Federation Internationale de Football Association for World Cup performances. Jill Ellis will step down as the U.S. women's national soccer team head coach after winning back-to-back World Cup titles, the U.S.

Sports Cowboys bringing back Morris with Elliott holding out
Author: 0 Cowboys bringing back Morris with Elliott holding out

Jones also said it leaves him with problem when deciding with what to do at running back, because the league has shown you don't necessarily need an elite back to win the Super Bowl . In his best post-Washington season (2017), Morris only averaged 8.2 carries a game for 39.07 yards. The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State, was originally selected by the Cowboys with the fourth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.