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England fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. The English beat Colombia 4-3 in the shootout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 03, 2018 - 6:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Salt Lake City. Favors and the Jazz have come to terms on a two-year contract that could be worth up to $36 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday, July 2, 2018. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal remains unsigned, with the NBA's offseason moratorium still in place. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:49 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 9:35 p.m. Julius Randle is going to play alongside All-Star Anthony Davis. Randle agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, doing so quickly after his rights were renounced by the Los Angeles Lakers hours earlier. His decision was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) plays against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit. Even when their respective teams were vicious rivals, Rondo often gave LeBron James high praise. He'll now be giving him the ball. NBA free agency continued Monday, July 2, 2018 and so did the rebuild of the Los Angeles Lakers, with Rondo agreeing to a one-year, $9 million deal to pair up with James next season.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
July 02, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Even when their respective teams were vicious rivals, Rajon Rondo often gave LeBron James high praise. He'll now be giving him the ball. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed The Associated Press that Rondo had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have an option and allow him to return to free agency next summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2018 - 10:39 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 10:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. A person with knowledge of the agreement says Robinson has agreed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2019-20. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, in Cleveland. The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. Representatives from the team will meet Sunday with James’ agent Rich Paul in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the get together told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. James, who returned to Los Angeles from vacation on Sunday, July 1, 2018, before NBA free agency opened, will not take part in the meeting, the person said. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 01, 2018 - 9:25 pm
Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul all made quick decisions to stay put and remain in the Western Conference. And now LeBron James is joining them. Just like that, the West got even wilder. Day 1 of NBA free agency was not lacking for fireworks or firepower, led by James' decision to leave...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul moves the ball during the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City. Paul says he's staying with the Rockets. The star point guard wasted no time once the free agency window opened, and has decided to stay put with the team that finished last season with the NBA's best regular-season record. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 01, 2018 - 10:09 am
The Latest on the start of NBA free agency (all times EDT): 9:50 a.m. Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics. A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million. The person spoke to The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is pictured during an NBA basketball media day in Oklahoma City. George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, June 28, 2018, because neither George nor the team has publicly announced his decision. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 01, 2018 - 2:31 am
Kevin Durant is staying put for now. So are Paul George and Chris Paul. Meanwhile, LeBron James' next move remains unclear. Durant has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday...
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June 30, 2018 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams will be working with a salary cap of $101,869,000 for the coming season, with a salary tax level of $123,733,000. The league released those figures Saturday night, hours before the annual moratorium starts and teams can begin negotiating with free agents. The figures are...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Oakland, Calif. A diversity report released shows the NBA continues to lead the way in men's professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices. The league earned an A+ for racial hiring practices and a B for gender hiring practices for an overall grade of an A. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 27, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has received a five-year contract extension, a reward for accomplishments that include rapid growth in the value of franchises and attendance records around the league being set annually. Board of Governors Chairman Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Raptors announced the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates with his players after winning the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. UEFA has on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 given AC Milan a one-year Europa League ban for overspending on player transfer and wages. Milan last year spent more than 200 million euros (then nearly $250 million) on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the Italian club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
June 27, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MILAN (AP) — UEFA banned AC Milan from European competition for one year on Wednesday for overspending on player transfers and wages in one of the toughest sentences handed down for breaching financial fair play regulations. Milan will be excluded from next season's Europa League unless an appeal...
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