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Serge Ibaka responds to claims that he's older than his listed age

Raptors president Masai Ujiri said that one of the reasons they traded for Ibaka instead of waiting for free agency was that he and the team "need a training camp (together)". ESPN first reported the terms of the Ibaka deal. It's a minor detail on the surface, but for a cap-strapped team like the Raptors it matters greatly. Read More »

Taj Gibson agrees to join Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota


He averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 23 games with the Raptors. At the trade deadline last season, the Thunder had acquired Gibson from the Chicago Bulls , where he had played for his first seven seasons. Sabonis was dealt to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, and after Gibson's move to Minnesota, Jerami Grant would assume to be the starter if the season began today. Read More »

Liverpool: Arsenal man keen to wear red, Klopp blocks Sturridge exit


Given Sturridge's continued inability to remain match fit for large parts of the season, Liverpool can no longer rely on the player to lead the line week-in, week-out, despite his clear goalscoring talent. West Ham were said to be considering a move for the England striker. Arsenal could then decide to sell him in order not to see him walk out of the club as a free agent in 12 months. Read More »

Le PSG a les cartes en main pour Fabinho !


Après s'être fait refouler avec une première offre de 45 millions d'euros par l' AS Monaco , Antero Henrique n'entend pas abandonner le dossier Fabinho . Et le super agent portugais sait se montrer convaincant auprès des clubs concernés quand il a envie de quelque chose. Le PSG s'attendait à rencontrer des difficultés sur ce dossier et celles-ci se confirment. Read More »

Tour de France: Chris Froome favourite to win fourth title

Highlights of the annual competition include 23 dramatic climbs in the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura and Massif Central mountain ranges. As for the participants, British Chris Froome comes ready to fight to maintain the successful title previous year, although he will have to face strong rivals like Colombian Nairo Quintana , who stated that he will put all his effort to turn into the new victor. Read More »

Wimbledon a motivation for Kvitova


A junior Wimbledon champion in 2014, Ostapenko's game is well suited for the low-bouncing lawns of the All England Club, now that she has learned to enjoy a surface she once thought was only "for soccer". She made a last-minute decision to enter the clay-court major and wound up winning her opening match, then losing her next. "I think I see life and tennis from a little bit of a different angle than before", she added. Read More »

Andy Murray is 'very happy' about becoming a father again


I haven't been in that sort of position too often , only a few days before a Slam and not felt good at all", he said. "I've had hip problems since I was very young, so it's not something new to me", Murray told reporters. I mean, things can happen obviously when you're playing. After struggling with the issue in the build-up to the tournament, Murray looked in better shape as he practiced in the day before his contest with the world No. Read More »

Marquez bidding for eight in a row at Sachsenring


Marquez and Folger were the early breakaway along with the second Repsol Honda bike of Dani Pedrosa - but the hard charging pair soon ditched the Spaniard as they fought for the lead, with only a series of small mistakes denying Folger the chance to fight for the win in the final laps. Read More »

Andy Murray fit to defend Wimbledon title


It was also confirmed on Sunday that Murray is set to become a father for the second time. "No, I wouldn't have thought so", he said. "We [Murray and his wife Kim] are both obviously very happy and looking forward to it", he added. The world No. 1 player - who was peppered with questions at a news conference about his health and the earlier announcement that he and his wife are expecting their second child - said he has spent more time with his physio to help loosen up the hip area and ... Read More »

Four wickets, no runs! Van Niekerk blows Windies away


South Africa's second win in three matches - their match against New Zealand was washed out without a ball being bowled - kept them in contention for a last-four berth while Windies, the World T20 2016 champions, now face a tall order after slumping to their third straight loss. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Arsenal: He fancies Liverpool switch


Reds fans will also be pleased by the Englishman making playing time and development his priority, as opposed to the wage increase Arsenal offered in a last ditch attempt to keep him at the club. Liverpool reportedly made an enquiry to Arsenal this week, but that was rejected out of hand by Arsenal . Oxlade-Chamberlain, though, is believed to be intrigued by the prospect of a move to Anfield with Klopp's side back in the Champions League for the first time in two seasons. Read More »

Even Dozen: Capri Gives O'Brien 12th Irish Derby Win


The Anvil under the trainer's daughter Ana O'Brien set the pace early, followed by Capri, Douglas Macathur, Taj Mahal and Wings Of Eagles occupying the first five places. "The three-year-olds get sorted at Epsom to a point, and when you want to get to the real, proper mile-and-a-half horse , there's no track in the world can do that like The Curragh ". Read More »

It's Here! Cristiano Ronaldo Shares the First Photo of His New Twins


Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he has welcomed twin sons via a surrogate mother. Now we know what you're thinking - what on EARTH are WE talking about Cristiano Ronaldo for? Ronaldo and Perez will still meet face-to-face next week when the five-time Ballon d'Or victor jets back into Madrid with the two new additions to his family, where any lingering doubts of Ronaldo seeking a move away are expected to be put to bed once and for all. Read More »

In The Lions' Den: Red Army's mark of respect for All Blacks


The All Blacks had to do without Sonny Bill Williams for nearly an hour after the Blues centre was sent off for a head-high shoulder-charge tackle on Anthony Watson . The Blues star became just the third All Black to be dismissed in Test action, and the first since Colin Meads against Scotland in 1967. The send off of Williams added to the drama of the occasion and there was uncertainty about the victor until the 79 minute. Read More »

Steph Curry signs biggest contract in National Basketball Association history


Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers says a contract will be finalized with two-time MVP Stephen Curry once the free agency moratorium ends July 6. Under now league rules, the most a player can earn is 30 percent of the team's salary cap, unless that player is a 10-year veteran, in which case that number can be bumped up to 35 percent. Read More »

Alejandro Valverde crashes out on first day of Tour de France

Garcia went on to say that he hoped the loss of Valverde, who has finished in the top 10 in GC for the previous four years, would not have any impact on the team's support for Quintana. It's been a long time coming and it's just an unbelievable feeling. "I've got a tendency to go about a bit hard but I'm getting older now and I'm learning my lessons, and today couldn't have gone any better". Read More »

Steph Curry is worth $400million! - LeBron James questions salary cap


Curry, who starred as the Warriors won their second NBA Finals crown in three years, is the first player to break the $200 million barrier. Two-time MVP Steph Curry is among the big-name players in the headlines this weekend after he agreed to a five-year, $201 million supermax deal with the Warriors. Read More »

ESPN Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Horn Results

Judge Waleska Roldan had it 117-111, and judges Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan both had it 115-113. The loss will raise plenty of questions about Pacquiao's future, since he was angling to capture a convincing win over the unproven Horn and use it as a springboard to one more big pay day. Read More »

Ingles to remain with Utah Jazz


The terms of the deal is reported to be four years $52 million (USD). His signing could prove a major key for retaining prized free agent forward Gordon Hayward , as Ingles is one of his closest friends on the team - giving him yet another reason to return to Salt Lake City. Read More »

McCarty a standout as USMNT bests Accam, Ghana in global friendly

Acosta netted the victor on a free kick in the 52nd minute, but the Americans had to endure a somewhat nervy finish after long-time nemesis Asamoah Gyan scored via gorgeous set piece of his own at the one-hour mark. Ghana had the best chance of the first quarter-hour when Rashid Sumalia headed a free kick only inches above the crossbar. McCarty was the picture of efficiency, linking passes in midfield and doing his bit to clog the middle. Read More »

Yankees' Top Prospect Clint Frazier Homers In MLB Debut


After two more walks issued by Betances, Chapman gave up Gurriel's two-run double on a 3-and-2 pitch with two outs. He walked none and struck out three as the Yanks improved to 3-2 on this seven-game road trip. 3 to No. 5). Jordan Montgomery provided 5.1 innings of three-run ball. Astros rookie Francis Martes allowed two runs and four hits in five innings. Read More »

Maruti sales rise 8% in June to 1.06 lakh units


Last month, however, sales of mini segment cars, including Alto and WagonR , declined 7.9% to 25,524 units from 27,712 in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement. However, UV sales this June are the lowest for the carmaker this year, indicating that a good number of consumers have waited for GST to kick in and deliver sizeable price benefits, considering that UVs and larger cars are the biggest beneficiaries of the biggest tax reform ever attempted in the country . Read More »

Cavaliers hoping to send Iman Shumpert to Rockets


Shumpert has two years and $21.3 million left on his contract. It would have been an interesting all-in move for Cleveland, who entered the 2017 NBA Finals devoid of two-way players-after LeBron, the closest thing to an above-average player on both sides of the ball on the Cavs roster was ... Read More »