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Gregg Popovich went to SD to meet Leonard, report says

Gregg Popovich went to SD to meet Leonard, report says

According to David Aldridge of NBA.com , Popovich met with Leonard in San Diego last night, the first direct communication between the two since Leonard's trade demand last Friday. He has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play in San Antonio , and will eventually alert rival teams considering trades for him that his intentions are to sign in Los Angeles - preferably with the Lakers - when he can become a free agent in 2019, league sources said.


Federer beats Kyrgios to regain number one spot

Federer beats Kyrgios to regain number one spot

Roger Federer serves on his way to a win. A single break of serve in the first set was enough for him to take that, though he did have to fend off two break points. Third seed Thiem, who lost to Nadal a week ago in the French Open final, begins with a match against a qualifier. Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is all set to face Milos Raonic in the championship match of Stuttgart Open.


Ramos pokes fun at Ronaldo and Nacho by mimicking penalty incident

Ramos pokes fun at Ronaldo and Nacho by mimicking penalty incident

Pepe, whose team face Morocco Wednesday , said it was an honour to play alongside Ronaldo . Fernando Hierro took over the reins of the team ahead of the first match in Russian Federation after Lopetegui was sacked three days before the start of the tournament after deciding to join Real Madrid .


Russian Federation on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt

Russian Federation on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt

The only player to have a shot on target in the first half was Sergei Ignashevich, Russia's 38-year-old central defender, and that statistic has its own story to tell. "I guess each coach has his or her strategy and they prepare matches according to their philosophy", Cuper said. "He could not prepare with us in the training sessions all the time, he had to train alone".


Australia fall to heaviest defeat after England record 481

Australia fall to heaviest defeat after England record 481

Once again it was spin that did the damage with Adil Rashid taking 4-47 and Moeen Ali 3-28. Alex Hales made 147 off 92 balls and Jonny Bairstow 139 off 92. Bairstow was dropped on 30 by Marcus Stoinis and that proved extremely costly as he began to pepper the boundary. It was off Australia's eighth bowler, left-arm wrist spinner D'Arcy Short, that Bairstow hit a huge six over deep midwicket to reach a 69-ball hundred including 11 fours and four sixes.


Russian Federation 0-0 Egypt in first half

Russian Federation 0-0 Egypt in first half

Russian Federation scored more goals in the first game of the 2018 World Cup than in the whole of the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where they netted just twice in three group matches. The way he shuffled off at the end, as Russia's substitutes rushed on to celebrate a 3-1 victory in Group A, suggested even he knew it was a long shot.