Basketball

Two Kawhi billboards go up in L.A.

[ad_1] Los Angeles is wasting little time pitching Kawhi Leonard on a potential move to the Clippers.Two digital billboards went up over Interstate 5 in Downey, about 10 miles southeast of Staples Center, encouraging the Southern California native to come home.Free agency around the corner? Must be billboard season in LA. pic.twitter.com/2MAVZ8Yvwx— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) June 24, 2019 One bears an image of a California license plate personalized to read
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Green, 22, hangs on to win her 1st LPGA major

[ad_1] CHASKA, Minn. -- Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.Neither did Karrie Webb, who won seven majors in her Hall of Fame career.Webb watched from outside the ropes, her heart racing. It was 11 years ago in Minnesota that Webb started a scholarship program to
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Mets apologize after confrontation with reporter

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday.The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. There was no physical contact.In a story published
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What it’s like to play against (and with) Brazil’s Marta

[ad_1] Editor's note: With Brazil's 2-1 loss to France on Sunday, Marta completed her fifth, and perhaps final, World Cup. The Brazilian star scored two more goals, bringing her total to a record 17. Before the start of the tournament, we asked players what it has been like to play with and against one of the best female footballers ever.Brazil's latest campaign for its first World Cup title might also
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Murray completes comeback with doubles title

[ad_1] Andy Murray completed his extraordinary comeback to tennis on Sunday evening when the Scot and his partner, Feliciano Lopez, defeated Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6 (6), 5-7, 10-5 in the Queen's doubles final.The victory marked a second title in one day for Lopez, who was crowned singles champion in the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2) win against Gilles Simon.2 RelatedA tense first set saw Murray
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Cameroon blasts officials after loss to England

[ad_1] Cameroon manager Alain Djeumfa accused officials of a "miscarriage of justice" in Sunday's Women's World Cup loss to England, citing frustration with multiple video replay decisions while defending his players' protest of the calls.At times during the incident-filled game, the Cameroon players looked like they might refuse to resume playing, leading England manager Phil Neville to say he was "ashamed" of his opponents' behavior.Asked whether he thought the calls
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What UConn’s expected move to the Big East could mean for its biggest programs

[ad_1] UConn is expected to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East for basketball and other sports in 2020, sources told ESPN.The move is not official, but a formal announcement is expected early this week. While we wait, our experts break down what the move will mean for the Huskies' big programs.Geno Auriemma's UConn teams dominated the old Big East. AP Photo/Jessica Hill, FileWomen's basketballA genius trait
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Mets skipper curses, pitcher charges at reporter

[ad_1] New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway shouted profanities at a Newsday reporter in the clubhouse Sunday and starting pitcher Jason Vargas challenged the reporter to a fight and had to be restrained from going after him.The incident came after the Mets' bullpen blew a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning of what ended as a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Reporters asked repeatedly after the
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Argentina still don’t have a plan around Lionel Messi but made it safely into Copa America quarterfinals

[ad_1] There's an easy trap every manager must avoid: don't give your idea of play more importance than the players at your disposal. In other words, work with what you've got, don't work around it.This trap explains the thoroughly predictable disaster of Argentina's World Cup campaign last year. Jorge Sampaoli is one of the most interesting coaches around but his bold, high press tactic requires quick defenders and a goalkeeper