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Gregg Popovich says goodbye to Tony Parker after Hornets move

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The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears added that Parker considered offers from the Spurs and the Denver Nuggets before choosing the Hornets. Leonard is eligible to sign a five-year $219m supermax contract extension in San Antonio this summer and is still said to have a good relationship with coach Popovich. Read More »

Roger Federer defeats Jan-Lennard Struff to reach Wimbledon fourth round

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Anderson hit 34 aces to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4 and set up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. But Luke Bambridge and Katie Boulter were knocked out of the mixed doubles event at the first stage following two tie-break defeats in each set against Andrei Vasilevski and Arina Rodionova. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo set to leave Real Madrid for €100 million

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Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones reported that Real Madrid is set to accept a $116 million offer for the five-time Ballon d'Or victor. The rumour mill went into overdrive this week with reports of the possible transfer, with Sky Sport Italia reporting sources close to Juventus are now mulling the logistics of an offer for the 33-year-old. Read More »

Real Madrid see Cristiano Ronaldo's departure as a possibility

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Despite seemingly backtracking on his claims a few days later, reports have continued to float around - reports linking him with an exit from Madrid and with moves to various top European clubs. However, latest reports suggest that Madrid could just allow their talismanic forward to leave for a price much, much lesser than his release clause. Read More »

Cousins to join Warriors for one year, $5.3 million

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In recent years, Cousins has worn the Scarlet L: He's the NBA's best player to never win anything. Well, this is highly shocking and the rest of the league can blame no one but themselves. Cousins and coach Alvin Gentry scoffed at such talk . Now the former LeFlore High School standout is joining the team that has won three of the past four National Basketball Association championships. Read More »

England vs Colombia biggest game for a decade Gareth Southgate

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Players like Danny Rose, Rashford and Eric Dier would have hoped to press their case for inclusion in the knockout stages, but Smith felt the game instead cemented Gareth Southgate's first-choice line-up in his mind. "We are in the fortunate position", Southgate said. "When the coach [Hernan Dario Gomez] said we were coming here to learn, that is exactly what he meant", explained Baloy. Read More »

Gareth Southgate: I was lucky to get second chance to manage England

They will have a clearer idea by the time they kick off against Belgium but, as Southgate spoke, it could be one of Japan, Senegal or Colombia. "We play against them near enough every week". If England go on to win that last-16 game, be it against Senegal, Japan or Colombia, they will face the victor the last-16 tie between Group E winners Brazil and Group F runners-up Mexico in the quarter-finals. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Not a Fan of 'Confusing' Paul Ricard Circuit

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A wheel then came off Sergio Perez's Force India vehicle at speed on the Mistral straight in the late afternoon. The revamped Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet was a fixture on the F1 calendar until 1990, when four-time champion Alain Prost won the last race held there for Ferrari. Read More »

Can CR7 lead Portugal to last 16?

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If the goal differentials are identical, then it comes down to goals scored in group play-entering the final matchday, both teams are level. The record still lies with Ramos' former team-mate Iker Casillas, who has played 17 World Cup matches for Spain . Read More »

England, injured coach want no more surprises against Panama

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Southgate has huge faith in Sterling, the manager greeting him with a warm embrace after his disappointing night against Tunisia , and firmly believes he will deliver for England . This would be the second time that the line-up has been leaked well in advance. According to Southgate, the players were both surprised and amused by his random injury and all asked the same question: What on earth happened? "We haven't been directly told who is starting and who isn't". Read More »

Brazil vs Costa Rica

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Neymar's relief was clear as he fell to his knees and cried into his hands. These tears are from happiness, overcoming obstacles, I guess, from grit and will to win. "The joy, the satisfaction, and the pride of representing the Brazilian national team is a lot", Tite told reporters. "He needs some time to resume his high standard". Read More »

Neymar hobbled by Swiss in slow start for Brazil

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With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho. He limped as he walked away from the field toward the dressing room. The star goal scorer reportedly had to miss Brazil's training session as a result of his injury. "Neymar trained a little, felt the pain, returned to physical therapy and tomorrow trains normally". Read More »

Maradona light years behind Messi, says Ramos

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I see a lot of "Messi's friends" but not many "teammates". "His dream is to win the World Cup, it's one of his most desired goals". Despite the criticism and the pressure, Cuccittini told "Diario de Mariana" that Messi seems relaxed, calm, and confident. Read More »

Luka Doncic at forefront for Atlanta Hawks at 3rd overall

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That is not the only team the Magic are targeting to move up. As one of the likely top selections in the draft, Doncic's talent is undeniable, with NBA TV offering a profile of the 19-year-old native of Slovenia that indicated who his favorite player is: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James . Read More »

Cavs in mix for Spurs' Leonard

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Boston has young players like Jaylen Brown, Semi Ojeleye, and Terry Rozier they could trade. With two Defensive Player of the Year awards, he would significantly improve what was one of the league's worst defenses in 2018. Jayson Tatum is most likely untouchable in any trade talks. No other team can offer Leonard the contract. Their best shot to net Leonard is as a free agent on 2019, though the Spurs would be far pressed to let him go to a Western Conference rival for nothing. Read More »

Twitter reacts as Lionel Messi misses from the spot against Iceland

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It was a clear sign of intent from a player who is dreaming of adding a World Cup winner's medal to his vast collection of honours with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal. "Probably even in Superman, even in super players, they are humans, they have feelings and I think the penalty [miss] affected him". "The circumstances around the missed penalty and that led to Leo's mistake, that's just another statistic, it's part of the past... Read More »

Portuguese broadcaster loses it over Ronaldo goal

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Christiano Ronaldo broke his goal duck against Spain , scoring a hat-trick in an extraordinary World Cup Group B game which ended 3-3. The article suggests the 33-year-old wants to become one of the highest-earning players in world football and he has supposedly threatened to rejoin United if his request isn't granted. Read More »

Sepp Blatter says Morocco 'logical' choice for 2026 World Cup

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He congratulated his rivals, saying "On behalf of the FRMF I wish to congratulate my colleagues, the presidents of the USA, Mexico, and Canada Football Associations, and I wish them all the best in organizing the FIFA World Cup and furthering the path of development of football". Read More »

Griezmann is staying in Spain, that much is clear - Deschamps

Griezmann worked actively to bring Lemar to Atletico and is excited to play with him, sources said before the agreement was announced. Listen to the latest episode of Soccer Republic Extra or subscribe on iTunes . According to Canal + France (via Sport ), Griezmann has called a press conference for Tuesday afternoon, and will announce that he is set to remain in the Spanish capital next season. Read More »

Liverpool retain interest for in-demand Championship attacker

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And The Guardian claims that manager Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of bringing Shaqiri to Anfield. However, Shaqiri could be set for a move back to the top flight as he has a relegation release clause which allows him to leave this summer for just £12m - the same fee Stoke paid Inter two years ago. Read More »

I'm not done yet! - Durant display not his 'defining moment'

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Late in the game, Durant called for the ball on numerous occasions, clearly looking to seal the win. The Cavaliers opted to trap Curry from the opening tip, and the Warriors countered by working the ball into Durant at the midpost and letting him go to work one-on-one. Read More »

Warriors rumors: National Basketball Association writer suggests Kevin Durant should leave Golden State

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Typical of him". "So you got Cleveland, Philly, Boston, Houston, LA, Golden State". "When you're down like this, in a deficit like this versus a team like this, there's no good feeling", James said following practice Tuesday. "I got to the bench, first thing that came to my mind I was like, 'OK, I was calling a timeout.' But hopefully, I'm glad maybe if we didn't have any, I'm glad they didn't give it to me". Read More »

Celtic centre-back Dedryck Boyata makes World Cup squad

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An injury scare for Belgium defender Vincent Kompany was one of the few incidents of note in Saturday's goalless draw against Portugal. Federation Internationale de Football Association required all nations to confirm their squads for the tournament by Monday, 4 June, and former Everton manager Roberto Martinez has now made his final decision. Read More »

Neymar appears in good shape after first week with Brazil

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Brazil's Filipe Luis , right, embraces Neymar during a practice session of the Brazilian team ahead the World Cup in Russian Federation, at the Granja Comary training center In Teresopolis, Brazil. The 26-year-old is expected to feature when Brazil travel to the north of England to Liverpool's Anfield stadium for a friendly match with Croatia on June 3rd. Read More »

Manchester City In Advanced Talks With Midfield Star

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He made 39 appearances for Napoli in all competitions last season, scoring four times and creating a further four goals . I know that an offer from Manchester City has arrived at Napoli . "If Napoli find an agreement with the City, then we will evaluate everything", Santos told Tuttomercatoweb . 'Chelsea are an important and interesting club, like Barcelona and Real Madrid, but they've never contacted me. Read More »