In all, Mbappe joins Pele and four other teenagers with multiple goals in one World Cup - Michael Owen (for England in 1998), José Altafini (for Brazil in 1958) Edmund Conen (for Germany in 1934) and Manuel Rosas (for Mexico in 1930).
Free agent Julius Randle has agreed to a two-year, $18M deal with New Orleans, league sources tell ESPN . In the years since he left the team in the 2014-15 season, he's only spent one year with each subsequent squad. After all their moves Sunday and Monday, the Lakers have $5.6 million left under the salary cap, which could rule out another big free-agent signing.
Yet the less attractive side of his game was also on display, as he writhed on the floor, seemingly in agony, after Mexico's Miguel Layun had made the slightest contact with his ankle, before making an immediate and miraculous recovery.
Free agency is here, and the rush is on to pitch LeBron James - or at least his representatives. With prior reports this offseason that Leonard, who celebrates his 27th birthday Friday, wants out of San Antonio immediately, ESPN reports that while the Spurs are weighing short-term offers San Antonio apparently hopes to score a massive return on any deal for Leonard, the two-time All-Star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
There was another shock in the World Cup as Spain crashed out of the competition against Russian Federation. "We have a team to keep dreaming", he said. It was not to be. In extra-time we did everything, again - kept the ball. Spain had a loud claim for a penalty late in extra time, with both Ramos and Pique appearing to be pulled back during a set piece, although referee Bjorn Kuipers did not see a foul even after consulting the video assistant referee system.
With Messi and Ronaldo both out of the tournament, Croatia captain Luka Modric has risen to become a household name with stellar play. The Barcelona midfielder's victor came after Milan Badelj and Josip Pivaric saw their penalties saved by Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel , who also saved an extra time penalty from Luka Modric .
This is definitely the biggest indication that the 28-year-old is likely to stay with the Thunder next season. He also reported that George "is no longer assured " to sign with Los Angeles this summer. "As LeBron James remains hesitant to be the first superstar to decide on the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, pressure is mounting for the Lakers front office to execute a trade with the San Antonio Spurs to acquire disgruntled All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard , league sources told ESPN ".
Real Madrid are willing to sell Marco Asensio to Liverpool , it has been revealed. Mundo Deportivo says the Reds have made a sensational offer to bring Asensio to Anfield. The 22-year-old featured as a late substitute in two of Spain 's three Group B games as they scraped through in top spot to secure a place in the last 16.
Oscar Tabarez is the longest-serving worldwide manager. Sure to be stalking him around the pitch will be the ice cold Diego Godin. Ahead of their return to the Black Sea coast, the more prosaic feel that ran throughout their slow march to Euro 2016 glory has returned, with Ronaldo giving Portugal an early lead it hung on to against Morocco before Ricardo Quaresma's sublime strike illuminated a VAR-fueled 1-1 draw with Iran.
The Sixers have the fourth-best odds , at 10/1. Let's go through a quick rundown of the relevant facts. This isn't insignificant. If James looks around the league and doesn't see a situation he loves, he can [looks up teen slang] secure the bag by signing a long-term deal in Cleveland.
Rahul is expected to walk into the side after his performances in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season with Kings XI Punjab. While Raina also provides a sixth bowling option combined with his batting, India would also not want to drop Karthik, who is in sizzling form since March.
We just did not deserve it. They finished fourth in Group F, behind Sweden , Mexico and South Korea . It was assumed that Germany would beat South Korea , and that Mexico would beat Sweden , but football is a amusing old game. Ozil was heavily criticised for his performances at the World Cup. Both South Korea and Germany entered the match with a few changes made to their starting lineup after losing a couple of key players to injury or suspension in the previous two Group F ...
If the Spanish lose they can still go through if Portugal suffer a heavier defeat against Iran , or if that match is a low-scoring draw and and Spain lose by no more than one goal. France , on six points, top the group and have secured passage to the next round but will need a point against second-placed Denmark (four points) in their final match to clinch first place.
Without saying it directly, it was clear that the Atletico Madrid boss would choose the Portuguese star who has scored four goals in two games at the World Cup so far, including a hat-trick against Spain. "You have to give him credit, of course, but his goals have come from set-pieces, penalties or mistakes". Ronaldo and Messi have proved what they are capable of doing on the pitch over the last decade at the club level and country level.
He was one of nine players drafted into the Croatia XI after Thursday's win against Argentina, but one wouldn't have suspected there were so many alterations based on the sustained quality of their play. "This is a big new win for Croatia ". First, a flick-on from another Gunnarsson long throw found Sverrir Ingason whose header was tipped over by Kalinic.
On Saturday, Fifa confirmed its disciplinary committee had opened proceedings against Xhaka and Shaqiri, adding: "In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Serbian FA for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans".
And El Hadary enjoyed a moment to savour when he saved a penalty from Al-Muwallad with 41 minutes played. The Middle East nation were handed another chance from the spot after a foul by Ali Gaber, and this time they made no mistake as Salman Al faraj converted easily on the stroke of halftime.
The 21-year-old earned Third Team All-America honors and was named to the All-Final Four Team after averaging 17.2 points in the NCAA tournament including 19 in the title game victory over MI. NY passed on Porter to select Knox with the No. 9 overall pick, and let's just say the Knicks faithful didn't approve. The Cleveland Cavaliers used the eighth pick to take Alabama guard Collin Sexton, while the champion Golden State Warriors chose Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans with the 29th pick.
Mexico had their second of the game in the 66th minute, however, when Hernandez collected a super pass from Lozano before finishing low into the bottom corner of the net to register his 50th worldwide goal. South Korea lost its opening match. A volley from Vela skimmed the bar minutes later. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico's sea of fanatical supporters.
They can officially claim a spot in the knockout stages if Panama fail to defeat England on Sunday - setting up a final-day battle between the two European sides to decide top spot in the group. Only in the 90th minute, after Youri Tielemans found him in the box, did Batshuayi tally his first World Cup goal, and Khazri answered in the 93rd minute, moments before the full-time whistle.