• Guard Ben Simmons agrees to max contract extension with Philadelphia 76ers
Guard Ben Simmons agrees to max contract extension with Philadelphia 76ers

From then on, Simmons stands to make a hefty $34 million per season, second only to Harris, who just scored the motherlode upon returning to the City of Brotherly Love. By setting up the contracts in this fashion, it could lead to success on a yearly basis, assuming the new-look group is able to mesh and thrive while playing together.

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  • Djokovic repeats as Wimbledon champ, denying Federer 9th title in epic final
Djokovic repeats as Wimbledon champ, denying Federer 9th title in epic final

At four hours and 57 minutes, the match was the longest Wimbledon singles final ever. The top-seeded Djokovic moved 6-3 ahead and, after the final point had to be replayed following a Hawkeye challenge, he was able to celebrate a 16th Grand Slam title when a tired Federer ballooned a forehand off the frame of his racket.

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  • Kumar Dharmasena to umpire final despite Jason Roy controversy
Kumar Dharmasena to umpire final despite Jason Roy controversy

Roy's blazing 85 put the host nation in the driver's seat before he was given out caught behind by umpire Kumar Dharmasena off a Pat Cummins bouncer, despite having missed the ball. "The dissent he showed was nearly soccer-like, up, remonstrating with the umpires", Cowan said on ABC Grandstand's latest World Cup podcast. All the above mentioned...

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  • AFCON 2019: Senegal qualify for final, to play Nigeria or Algeria
AFCON 2019: Senegal qualify for final, to play Nigeria or Algeria

The hordes of Algerian fans who travelled to Egypt for the semi-finals were sent into delirium and one couldn't help but feel that it had been written in the stars. Tunisia had drawn their previous four matches at the tournament, beating Ghana on penalties in the last 16. I've been so impressed by Algeria .

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  • Forty-something Tiger Woods burns bright in inspiring Serena Williams
Forty-something Tiger Woods burns bright in inspiring Serena Williams

The Romanian had lost her first three grand slam finals but, since teaming up with Darren Cahill, she is a reformed competitor. "I never forgot it", said the 11th seed, who is also bidding to become the first mother to triumph at Wimbledon since Australian Evonne Goolagong beat American Chris Evert in 1980.

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  • Rafael Nadal laments another missed opportunity to win Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal laments another missed opportunity to win Wimbledon

The ratings may suggest their chances are even, but Djokovic will give Federer much less time in rallies than Nadal did in their semi-final, so Djokovic is the choice, although perhaps better value can be found in the side markets. His attempts to play down the crowd's support for Bautista Agut on Friday were not wholly convincing, while his fo...

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  • Green -- Kawhi wanted 'his own route,' not Lakers
Green -- Kawhi wanted 'his own route,' not Lakers

I think I do a lot of things that a lot of players can't do as far as playing a complete game. The Los Angeles Lakers' biggest move of the offseason came long before free agency started and that's when they traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and multiple draft picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis .

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  • Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final
Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

For me, this is partially about how RBA handles the occasion, and if he does that successfully (where the likes of Berrettini didn't) he's got a set in him and the 3-1 to Djokovic appeals at 3.75. Over a decade later, the sport's two most successful players now have 38 Grand Slam titles between them and more than $100 million in prize money each.

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  • India vs New Zealand - Highlights & Stats
India vs New Zealand - Highlights & Stats

A 116-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja (77) and MS Dhoni brought India back into the game and the pair looked well set to launch in the final three overs. Kohli praised New Zealand's bowling attack, saying that it was particularly well-placed to defending middling scores. Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs New Zealand match...

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  • Business as usual: American League wins its 7th straight All-Star Game
Business as usual: American League wins its 7th straight All-Star Game

The Blue Jays star broke the Home Run Derby record for most home runs in a single round by hitting 29 dingers in the first round. According to USA Today , Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras had his named spelled "Wilson" on the scoreboard.

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  • 'This was a stunning, surprising, unexpected win by New Zealand'
'This was a stunning, surprising, unexpected win by New Zealand'

Kane Williamson won the toss and did no wrong while he chose to bat first. In the final, however, a revitalised Pakistan team they had thumped by 124 runs in the group stage piled on 338-4, India wilting to 158 all out in reply. However, the turning point of the match was the partnership between Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya which provided the ...

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  • Nigeria sink South Africa to storm Afcon semi-finals
Nigeria sink South Africa to storm Afcon semi-finals

They face an Algeria team in Suez (17:00 BST) that have won all four games, scored nine goals and are yet to concede. For South Africa , the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup Of Nations has been one to remember. When we hit that balance between good organisation and still getting the ball in play and playing with pace‚ and closing people down...

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  • American Alison Riske upsets No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon
American Alison Riske upsets No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon

She toppled the top seed 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. "She had the ability, and she had a strong work ethic". "I'm here to battle", Riske said. The Australian player took it with philosophy. "It will be an interesting match", added Riske. Nashville is listed as her residence now. The women's world No. 1 player has been sneaking lines from Disney movies int...

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  • Rain sends NZ semi into 2nd day
Rain sends NZ semi into 2nd day

There are a number of free online stream options to catch India vs New Zealand , ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Semi-Final match live. With a brilliant start to the match, India's Men In Blue have gone all out to put the Kiwis under pressure.

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  • Wimbledon 2019: Johanna Konta into quarter-finals after beating Petra Kvitova
Wimbledon 2019: Johanna Konta into quarter-finals after beating Petra Kvitova

I mean, the balls were coming through quick. For her part, 19th seed Konta - herself no stranger to the more brutal forms of baseline play - looked to fight firepower with firepower right from the off. In the same year, Konta became the first British woman since Virginia Wade in 1978 to reach the semi-finals at the All England Club, but lost ...

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  • OMG: 'Bomb should explode on Wimbledon,' fumes Fognini
OMG: 'Bomb should explode on Wimbledon,' fumes Fognini

Damned, really", the 32-year-old fumed in Italian. Italian firebrand Fabio Fognini could be hit with the largest fine in grand slam history - nearly $360,000 - after saying he wished "a bomb would explode on this club" during Wimbledon defeat.

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  • Raptors' Nurse on Kawhi Leonard: 'He played his heart out for us'
Raptors' Nurse on Kawhi Leonard: 'He played his heart out for us'

That fear already gave the Thunder the upper hand in a situation where they could have been in trouble with George wanting to leave Russell Westbrook over Leonard - though George indicated he has no issues with Westbrook . It looked as though the Warriors would dominate again when they signed DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year deal in the last offseas...

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  • Oklahoma City Thunder discussing potential trade for Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder discussing potential trade for Russell Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder are trading forward Jeram Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first-round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . Per ESPN , both were shopped as the Rockets explored a trade for Butler before he ultimately signed with the Heat. Russell Westbrook and James Harden , reunited?.

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  • Ex-Real Madrid striker Morientes: Zidane clearly has plan for Pogba
Ex-Real Madrid striker Morientes: Zidane clearly has plan for Pogba

His contract with the club is set to expire in 2021, and the player himself admitted in June that it "could be a good time to have a new challenge". "I've got the backing and we've got the people we wanted, for now, and there will probably be some more business being done". " I appreciate the trust that the club has in me and I want to repay that...

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  • Arsenal Transfer Reserves Are Higher Than First Thought
Arsenal Transfer Reserves Are Higher Than First Thought

The Spanish winger is the subject of interest from Arsenal , who appear set to beat Inter Milan, PSG and Bayern Munich and land him in a €32 million deal. Seaman would rather see Arsenal spend the money elsewhere, exclusively telling the Islington Gazette: "The thing is, if we get Zaha what happens then?" One of the key focus points for Arsen...

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  • Former Patriot Bruschi recovering from stroke
Former Patriot Bruschi recovering from stroke

Bruschi, 46, previously suffered a stroke in 2005 - three days after playing in New England's Super Bowl XXXIX win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He returned to play nine games and was named the 2005 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Bruschi joined ESPN as an analyst shortly after his retirement. In most cases, the first three are the most ob...

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  • Surprising Peru going for 1 last Copa América upset
Surprising Peru going for 1 last Copa América upset

Brazil hammered Peru in the group stage of the Copa America, but Casemiro does not believe the final will follow the same pattern . It won't just be a different scenario at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium but also a reinvigorated Peru that Brail are up against, according to center-back Marquinhos.

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  • Lakers turn to DeMarcus Cousins after Kawhi Leonard failure
Lakers turn to DeMarcus Cousins after Kawhi Leonard failure

Rondo, who also played with Davis and Cousins in the Big Easy, averaged 9.2 points with eight assists last season for the Purple and Gold. Cousins averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 regular-season games for the Warriors last season after returning from an Achilles injury.

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  • Lionel Messi gets controversial red card but Argentina beat Chile
Lionel Messi gets controversial red card but Argentina beat Chile

Paulo Dybala made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute after he chipped the on rushing goalkeeper from a lovely through ball from Giovanni Lo Celso to double the advantage. Argentina finished third following win over La Roja as Brazil will take on Peru in the finals on Sunday, July 6, at the Maracana. Tempers flared throughout the first half of the thi...

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  • West Indies Vs Afghanistan
West Indies Vs Afghanistan

West Indies crushed the hopes of Afghanistan squad to clinch victory in ICC World Cup 2019 and finished off their journey in style. But it was Jason Holder who didn't lose hope till the end and finally grabbed the hard-fought victory. "As a team, we need to regroup", Brathwaite, who almost pulled off a trilling victory against New Zealand with a...

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  • Ashleigh Barty too good for Britain's Harriet Dart
Ashleigh Barty too good for Britain's Harriet Dart

The top seed will take on American Alison Riske in the fourth round on Monday. "I think for me sometimes I look at a shot, I play a shot, I think the seaweed is always greener in someone else's lake", she said as everyone in the interview room laughed.

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  • Rohit Sharma sets world record of maximum tons in single edition
Rohit Sharma sets world record of maximum tons in single edition

Pakistan will need to beat Bangladesh by 311 runs to overtake New Zealand and seal the fourth spot. "We completely went away from how we had been playing the game for the previous four years", he said. Arthur labelled his team's wins over semi-finalists England and New Zealand as the main highlights. In doing so, he became the fastest Paki...

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  • Zion Williamson Out For Remainder Of Summer League With Bruised Knee
Zion Williamson Out For Remainder Of Summer League With Bruised Knee

According to USGS the epicenter was located 202 km north of Los Angeles. A Summer League record of 1,000 media credentials have also been issued. With tickets commanding more than $500 on the resale markets throughout the day from those desperate to be part of the crowd - one that included LeBron James and Floyd Mayweather - Williamson had mome...

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  • Nigeria placed in Pot 1 for 2012 AFCON Qualifiers Draw
Nigeria placed in Pot 1 for 2012 AFCON Qualifiers Draw

Ighalo opened the score line after 18 minutes of play by sending the ball inside the net from 18 yards. Nigeria had another chance to increase their lead in the 38th minute, with Musa cruising past his Ngadeu, but the Cameroonian defender was spot on with his tackle to clear the danger.

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  • Surprise royal visitor helps British players ease through to second round
Surprise royal visitor helps British players ease through to second round

During royal appearances, the Duchess of Cambridge regularly gets involved with sporting activities such as soccer, hockey and netball. She accessorised this look with a black belt and basket box bag by Alexander McQueen , black Ray Ban sunglasses and matching Gianvito Rossi suede stiletto pumps.

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  • Black Caps into World Cup semis
Black Caps into World Cup semis

A Pakistan win would draw them level with New Zealand on 11 competition points, but the Black Caps have a far superior net run rate . If Pakistan fail to beat Bangladesh by a large enough margin, then New Zealand will join Australia , India and England in the last four.

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  • Netherlands beat Sweden to reach maiden final
Netherlands beat Sweden to reach maiden final

Whether it was the occasion - both teams were attempting to reach the final for the first time, the sudorific conditions or, simply, two evenly-matched sides successfully negating each other's threats, neither team particularly sparkled. But Cruyff mostly caught the eye because of his mesmerizing ball control, allied to his searing pace and twinkli...

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  • Sprinkler on Court 15 goes haywire at Wimbledon
Sprinkler on Court 15 goes haywire at Wimbledon

In a match between two former top-ranked players, Halep beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1 on Centre Court. Gauff, the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the modern era, displayed the nerves of a mature player in the match. The grand slam winning duo's appearance as partners in the mixed doubles competition was highly anticipated, but t...

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  • Gayle makes his mark as West Indies see off Afghanistan
Gayle makes his mark as West Indies see off Afghanistan

After the early departure of Chris Gayle (7) in the last World Cup innings of his career, West Indies bounced back through half-centuries by Evin Lewis (58) and Shai Hope (77). Gayle needed 18 to leapfrog Brian Lara and become the Windies' leading one-day global run-scorer of all-time, only to be dismissed for 7. But esteemed voices such as...

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  • Arjen Robben retires: Bayern Munich and Netherlands legend hangs up boots
Arjen Robben retires: Bayern Munich and Netherlands legend hangs up boots

He has played for football heavyweights Chelsea , Real Madrid and Bayern Munich . Robben also won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013. After a second impressive campaign with the northern club, PSV lured him to Eindhoven, where he spent two seasons and won an Eredivisie title before Chelsea bought him in 2004 for around €18 million...

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  • Ashleigh Barty, Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova advance — WTA Wimbledon
Ashleigh Barty, Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova advance — WTA Wimbledon

Elsewhere, 2014 victor Petra Kvitova plays France's Kristina Mladenovic on Court One and Britain's Johanna Konta, the number 19 seed, plays Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic. Speaking after the match a year ago, Van Uytvanck said: "I don't think that I feel more free now, we just decided that it was something we didn't want to keep to ...

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  • Fernando slams maiden century to propel Lanka to 338-6 against Windies
Fernando slams maiden century to propel Lanka to 338-6 against Windies

West Indies' Fabian Allen (right) and Nicholas Pooran put up a fearless fight but failed to take their team over the line against Sri Lanka . But both these batsmen perished in quick succession. In the process, Avishka Fernando became one of the youngest batsmen to score a century in the World Cup. Avishka Fernando has been brilliant for SriL...

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  • Raptors have Kawhi's trust over Lakers, Clippers
Raptors have Kawhi's trust over Lakers, Clippers

You're the best player in the game. Green would have a similar role on the Mavericks and Lakers, only Dallas is an up-and-coming team while Los Angeles is looking to compete for a title next season. Leonard is under no time pressure - it's not like the Raptors, Lakers or Clippers are going to stop pursuing him - and he will decide when he decides...

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  • Tottenham sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for club-record £65m
Tottenham sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for club-record £65m

The 25-year-old cost Wolves £13m from Monaco in January 2017 but struggled to establish himself in the Premier League last season. The 22-year-old's personal terms are not expected to be a problem and, although the deal is not done, Spurs are confident they are poised to secure Mauricio Pochettino's No 1 summer target.

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  • Rapinoe (hammy) expects to be 'fit for the final'
Rapinoe (hammy) expects to be 'fit for the final'

She supported Colin Kaepernick's protests regarding racial injustice and police brutality. "I was stressed out I couldn't even move", she said to reporters. She used the ongoing USWNT's lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation as example of how profitable women's sports can be. Through her example, Rapinoe has instructed the world on how to p...

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