The Lakers signed veteran point guard Rajon Rondo earlier in the week following James' deal with Los Angeles, and Ball isn't expected to have his starting spot secured. Ball will be sidelined for most of the summer with a torn meniscus in his left knee, but Rondo is eager to work on their chemistry in the fall. He gets the chance to work with Magic Johnson and chase titles playing for one of the most storied National Basketball Association franchises of all time.
Speaking to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com , Altman completely understood James' decision and took the impact like a champ. The swiftness of James' decision had to have come as a surprise to the Cavs, who The King has played for in all but four seasons of his 15-year career.
Croatia will be in the World Cup semi-finals for the first team since 1998 after they beat hosts Russian Federation on penalties following a 2-2 draw. The crowd erupted, but Croatia were undeterred and equalised just eight minutes later. The Real Madrid man showed nerves of steel in the penalty shootout, scoring his spot-kick despite having one saved by Kasper Schmichael in the second half.
The market for restricted free agents like Smart has been soft. After several frenetic summers, this one has been mostly quiet for the Celtics. The source said some players have reached out to let Smart know they want him back, but the source did not know of anyone else inside the organization making contact.
Much-needed food and medical supplies - including high-calorie gels and paracetamol - reach the boys as rescuers prepare for the possibility that they may remain in the cave for some time. Teams of rescuers also are exploring possible cracks or crevasses that might allow rescuers to break through and make a rescue. Light enough to be carried by 2 divers, small enough to get through narrow gaps.
But Allen, the first round draft pick of the Utah Jazz , is now 2-for-2 with getting into skirmishes in his first two summer league games. He got close to defend the former Oklahoma Sooners star, before Young deployed a ball fake. The rookie guards each earned a technical foul for roughhousing in the second half of Hawks vs. Allen was also given a personal foul. Knox came out on a tear against the Atlanta Hawks in Las Vegas , scoring seven points in the first six minutes before ...
He had three moments in the box where he wanted a penalty twice, where he dived and then the third one he was pushed, I think was a penalty but they're never going to give it to him". Belgium will need their wing backs to be operating at full tilt if they are to get back and assist. "Naturally we want to win, but we are not expected to and that is an important difference".
England's emphatic victory over Sweden was watched by millions across the United Kingdom, but spare a thought for those people who had plans they couldn't change on game day - wedding guests. "So, I think right OK, it's impossible to please everybody all of the time but you've got to just believe that you're making decisions for the right reasons".
While England's win is certainly cause for celebration, the video - which was posted to Twitter just a few hours ago and has already notched up nearly 200,000 views - has sparked numerous people to berate the behaviour of the fans in question.
Free agent point guard Raymond Felton will return to Oklahoma City in 2018 after signing a one-year deal with the Thunder on Tuesday night. Felton appeared in all 82 games for the Thunder in 2017-18, averaging 6.9 points and 2.5 assists while shooting 35 percent from downtown.
Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday. After a prolonged standoff, SWAT teams entered the house early on Saturday morning and found the suspect "unresponsive". Honeycutt played college basketball for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011 and was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft in 2011 by the Sacramento Kings .
The barricade began about 5 p.m. Friday , when police received a call from the suspect's mother, who said her son was acting erratically. Police have not yet determined if the suspect died from the earlier exchange of gunfire, as they believed he was still alive throughout the standoff and were unsure if the suspect had been shot during altercation.
The iconic line in the song "It's Coming Home" is taking over the country. The air carrier printed up a ticket for a passenger named "Football" and added some hidden gems in the ticket vocabulary for die hard England team fans. The tweet, strangely, comes several days after the Three Lions defeated Colombia on penalties, but around the same time that images surface online of Gareth Southgate comforting players on their side who missed their penalties.
Eight hours later, he posted: "Clubs still not on way from Paris". Instead, however, he won't swing a golf club on Tuesday. " Flew into Manchester last night from Charles de Gaulle (Airport) and my golf clubs are untraceable ", he wrote on Twitter .
Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna. . If it was a rude ending for the traveling fans of the three powers, they at least got the chance to spend some time in Kazan, an elegant city that must rank among the more surprising secrets Russian Federation has revealed to the world during the tournament.
The path out is considered especially complicated because of twists and turns in narrow flooded passages. Authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand said they have a " limited amount of time " to get them out, as they raced against worsening weather and lessening oxygen underground.
Belgium's thrilling 2-1 win against Brazil in Kazan booked the Red Devils a semi-final spot against France in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. "We all make mistakes", Godin said. "Of course when the president supports you, it makes us comfortable". The Selecao piled the pressure on their opponents in a gripping second half, but could only drag one goal back through substitute Renato Augusto's header after Fernandinho's early own goal and a sweet strike by Kevin De Bruyne.
And then the C's were able to acquire Irving as well. He made that known to several of his former Team USA teammates, including Butler. Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together, according to a source .
We don't use it as an excuse, we use it as an explanation. "That's always important, that's what analysis should be: you explain why things happen". We do not use it as an excuse. Liverpool were linked with a host of goalkeepers following Karius' performance in the final - most notably Roma's Alisson , who has been on the Reds' radar in the past.
Over the years, he has also used social media to respond to worldwide disasters. A spokesman for Musk has previously said that the billionaire's companies may assist by trying to pinpoint the boys' precise location using Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Eric Dier hammered home his attempt to wrap up a 4-3 victory after goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved Carlos Bacca's spot-kick as the new generation overcame what has always been an English hoodoo. "To come through all of that - we've spoken to the players about writing their own stories". "I've even got a bet on England to win the World Cup and Harry Kane to be the tournament's top goalscorer so both of those are coming off at the minute".
The San Antonio Spurs could lose their best player this offseason, as Kawhi Leonard has been the subject of several trade rumors. Parker, 36, was drafted by the Spurs 28th overall in 2001 draft and has spent his entire professional career in San Antonio .
The letter signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino also says the organization would like to invite the youngsters and their coach to the World Cup final in Russian Federation, should they be rescued in time and are healthy enough to travel.
The most expensive player in the world has had a strong tournament so far and is the biggest star whose team is still alive. But before all that, it's time for you to test your knowledge. Or if they can't get past the home team, they will be the latest Croatia team to fall short. Lawro picked the victor in six of the eight last-16 ties, and correctly predicted the outcome of 22 of the 48 group games.
Mladenovic won back-to-back matches at a major tournament for the first time since a year ago at Wimbledon , when she was in the midst of a career-best stretch that ultimately saw her crack the Top 10 for the first time last fall. Kerber lost their only grand-slam clash at last year's U.S. Open. Wozniacki has never been past the fourth round in her 12 visits to Wimbledon and required insect repellent to tackle a swarm of flying ants during her match.
Anthony recently opted into the final year of his contact with Oklahoma City, which was set to pay him $27.9 million next year. For those unaware, the stretch provision basically allows teams to waive a player and stretch out the remaining guaranteed money left on that player's contract over twice the remaining length of the contract plus one additional year.
Meanwhile, Sweden , who have never won this tournament, are heading into this match as the underdogs, having secured a narrow victory against Switzerland. Berg has 18 goals from 61 caps but has missed chances he would usually expect to bury, including blasting over early in the 1-0 last-16 win over Switzerland.
Having essentially switched a $10m per year contract with Nike with a $30m per year deal with Uniqlo, he is virtually assured of topping that list again in 2018. But as the Japanese company does not make tennis shoes, it appears likely he will continue to wear his Nike trainers. Federer will immediately become the face of Uniqlo.
A deep-rooted respect for Uruguay was the reason Antoine Griezmann did not celebrate his goal for France that confirmed the South Americans' exit from the World Cup on Friday. "He knows it is the World Cup ". However, the match was not at all short of drama as the players of both the teams were engaged in an argument after Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez seemed to have fouled French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.
In the big picture though it may do England no harm at all . England made eight changes from the team who crushed Panama 6-1 while Belgium coach Roberto Martinez - who said pre-match that winning was not the priority - went one better, making nine alterations from the side who cruised to victory over Tunisia .