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DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Golden State Warriors

The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors agreed to a one-year contract with four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins Monday.  Cousins ruptured his left achilles in January and missed the rest of the regular season and playoffs. His ability to return to action before the start of the regular season was in question as he entered free agency, but Cousins has said he believes he will be ready for training camp. He will now join Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in their efforts of winning a third straight championship.  ...Read more

Former UFC Stars Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz Agree To Third MMA Fight

Mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will rekindle their infamous rivalry in a trilogy bout later this year, under the banner of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. ESPN has confirmed that Golden Boy, one of the world’s premier boxing promotions, has signed agreements with Liddell and Ortiz. An official date and location are being finalized and should be announced soon. The pay-per-view event will mark Golden Boy’s first foray into MMA. It will take place nearly 12 years after Liddell knocked out Ortiz in the third round of their second meeting, at UFC 66 in December 2006. “I’m proud to announce we’ve signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz,” De La Hoya said in a statement. “This will be huge for sports fans around the world. Ortiz and Liddell are two of the most recognized fighters in MMA history. They are legends in the sport.” ...Read more

LeBron James Agrees To 4-Year, $154 Million Contract With Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time to join one of the NBA’s most iconic franchises. James’ agency made the announcement Sunday in a release, saying he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract. The game’s best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in Ohio.   ...Read more

Paul George Re-Signs With Oklahoma City Thunder For 4-Year $137M Contract

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $137M deal to stay with the team. George was thought to be considering going to the L.A. Lakers, but surprised the NBA world by re-signing with OKC. His deal contains a player option for Year 4, but the forward will remain alongside Russell Westbrook for the next few years with the Thunder in the competitive Western Conference. George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game in 2017-18. ...Read more

Wayne Rooney Agrees To DC United Transfer On 3.5-Year Contract

DC United confirmed on Thursday they have agreed a deal with Everton to sign Wayne Rooney. The transfer was made official via United’s Twitter account. United confirmed the deal was for three-and-a-half years. Rooney is scheduled to make his debut on July 14 against Vancouver Whitecaps, the first at the brand new Audi Field venue.Rooney will earn a salary of $13 million (£10 million) with his new club. The transfer brings an end to Rooney’s second spell with Everton in the summer of 2017 from Manchester United. In the 2017-18 campaign, Rooney finished as the Toffees’ top scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals. ...Read more

NFL Suspends Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston For Three Games

The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season on Thursday. The suspension stems from a seven-month investigation into allegations that Winston allegedly groped a female Uber driver in March 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 24-year-old quarterback will be suspended without pay for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the league said in a statement. The suspension will cause the fourth-year quarterback to miss the Buccaneers’ season opener on the road against the New Orleans Saints followed by two home games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. ...Read more

Becky Hammon Promoted By San Antonio Spurs To Top Assistant Coach Position

Spurs promote Becky Hammon to top assistant coach post


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Defending Champion Germany Knocked Out Of The World Cup After Surprising Loss To South Korea

Defending world champions Germany were knocked out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea. South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle. The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World Cup first round since 1938, managed only two goals in their three group games.  ...Read more

Authorities Say Body Found At Home Of NY Giants’ Cornerback Janoris Jenkins

Police are investigating a body found at the New Jersey residence of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday, law enforcement sources told the NFL Network. Giants sources and other sources who know Jenkins stated that Jenkins currently is in Florida. Police are investigating the death as a possible strangulation/suffocation incident, according to reports. The identity of man who was found hasn’t been released, nor have police identified a suspect. Property records for the home list Jenkins as the owner, according to The Associated Press. The home, located in Fair Lawn, is about 10 miles north of MetLife Stadium. “We are aware of and monitoring the situation,” a Giants spokesperson said, and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said “We are monitoring the matter.”  Jenkins, 29, is entering his seventh NFL season and his third with the Giants. New York opens training camp July 25. ...Read more

Houston Rocket’s James Harden Named 2017-18 NBA MVP

James Harden of the Houston Rockets was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards. Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, eight assists, five rebounds and 1.7 steals in a season. He led the league in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games with four while helping the Rockets to an NBA-leading 65 wins. Harden, who is from Los Angeles, led his mother on stage before he accepted the trophy from Commissioner Adam Silver. “I’m not going to get emotional,” he said from behind dark sunglasses. “She’s my backbone in good times and bad times.” ...Read more