Brazil booked their place in the quarter-finals earlier in the day when Neymar inspired Tite's men to a 2-0 win. Nearly immediately Eden Hazard struck the post for Belgium , but in their next attack Japan doubled their score, when Shinji Kagawa back-heeled to Inui on the edge of the area, and he had time to tee up a shot inside the keeper's left post.
Reports have linked them to other players like DeMarcus Cousins or Nerlens Noel, but neither is the type of player that would swing the balance of power in the West from the Golden State Warriors' hands. Sources said Caldwell-Pope will re-sign on a one-year, $12 million deal and that Stephenson has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. The best the two teams can do is meet in the Western Conference Finals.
Messi's side were kicked out the World Cup following their loss to France earlier today; with many people speculating that it could be Messi's and Ronaldo's last ever World Cup . Portugal had more possession and were often in our half of the pitch, and it would have been better for us to have more of the ball and play the game closer to their goal".
ET Sunday, sources told ESPN. But the Warriors and Steph Curry have won the past two years. James, 33, is the latest - and one of the greatest - legends to play for the Lakers . Riley, the Miami Heat president, coached Magic - the current Lakers president - and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to four National Basketball Association championships in the 1980s.
The substitute Firmino added the clincher in the 88th minute on a carbon copy goal: this time it was Neymar who burst in on the left and Firmino who slid into the goalmouth to turn the ball home. Paulinho should have doubled that advantage in the 59th minute, but Ochoa was once again equal to his whipped strike from 12 yards, while the over-worked goalkeeper also tipped over Willian's powerful effort four minutes later.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has been posing in his new kit after completing a £17.7m move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal this evening. He follows Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined from Manchester United last season after impressing during his time in the Bundesliga.
By that time, Ronaldo's situation at club level will be clearer after he raised doubts about his future with Real Madrid in the wake of their Champions League final win against Liverpool in May. " Cristiano still has a lot to give to football", he says. He can help the younger players with his knowledge. And Ronaldo has taken to social media to thank Portugal supporters for their backing at the World Cup .
LeBron James has agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers , his agency Klutch Sports Group announced with a press release on Sunday night. Leonard can become a free agent next summer. That way, he can join the Lakers without them having to give up any of their young core. Zayas emphasizes how Lonzo, as a non-ball-dominant playmaker, would benefit from James by getting to work more as a screener, cutter and lob-catcher and less as a pick-and-roll ...
It's going to be hot. The final had its share of hiccups as lights went off, disrupting the match for 10 minutes in the first half, while in the second half Iran captain Amirhossein Maleki, who came in as a substitute, claimed "rough play" by the Indians but referee dismissed the protests.
But so, too, were ones James had with those close to him, reports Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated . The then-24-year old, four-year National Basketball Association veteran signed a 7-year, $121 million contract. James originally signed for the Cavaliers in 2003 but left the franchise in 2010 to ply his trade for Miami Heat . Those favoring James grew in numbers during those weeks he willed the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals with a postseason performance for the ages.
Brazil started slow in group play, settling for a 1-1 draw against Switzerland to start in Group E, but the team quickly ramped up to full speed. Neymar then set up Firmino for the second goal two minutes from time as Mexico exited in the last-16 for the seventh successive World Cup .
James told the Cavaliers that he is not exercising his $35.6 million USA contract option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Friday. Keep in mind this is simply just an opinion on Bonsignore's end, but it is a valid point since James being in Los Angeles at the moment is quite the coincidence.
Kylian Mbappe led the way as France stormed past Argentina to reach the World Cup quarter-finals - and then made more fans around the world as a lovely gesture was revealed. France defeated Argentina 4-3 in the round of 16 to dump the South American nation out of the tournament. The previous teenager to score twice in a game was a 17-year-old Brazilian named Pelé in the 1958 World Cup final.
Players and management could be seen wrestling and strangling each other courtside - with Australia's Nathan Sobey having a chair thrown at his head before he was pinned down on the ground. Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker was launching flying kicks in a massive brawl between Australia and the Philippines in a FIBA World Cup qualifying game.
Paul announced on Twitter that he has "Unfinished Business" in Houston, which took Golden State to seven games in the Western Conference finals. The general assumption was that George would be sitting down with the Lakers to plan out a future with the Los Angeles team, so his decision to stay locked down with the Thunder naturally came as a shock.
He will sign a 1-year, $4.5 million deal, a little bit more than he was set to make in IN, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes . Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert didn't use Comic Sans this time around in his reaction to LeBron James's departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers .
The last time Mexico claimed victory over Brazil in a competitive match was in 2007 when they beat them 2-0 in the Copa America. If his performance lives up to his words, it's hard to see Japan getting through here, but given what we've seen so far at the World Cup , the Samurai Blue should not be written off.
A 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan following stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min condemned the four-time champions to an ignominious bottom-place finish in Group F. Their quest to reach the fifth game of a World Cup faces another considerable obstacle, but watching them attempt to overcome it could provide more entertainment in this already astounding tournament.
We've had the ups and downs. And not just the bandwagon jumpers of recent weeks, but true believers who know that to live and die with a team is to risk dying a lot. Let's look back at this year's CWS championship series. "I think we did". "You couldn't predict what he was going to do", second baseman Carson Shaddy said of Abel.
The NBA's premier free agent is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career - this time to play for the Los Angeles Lakers . James' decision to swap the Cleveland Cavaliers for the LA Lakers was revealed in the early hours of Monday morning United Kingdom time. As has been the case in the past, James didn't have enough help as the Cavs were swept, dropping him to 3-6 in the NBA Finals - a record sometimes used to compare him to Michael Jordan.