At times the game was nearly the attack of Spain against the defence of Iran such was the Spaniards dominance. Providing comic relief in tense circumstances was none other than Iran's Milad Mohammadi, who gave the world a reason to cringe when, following a late throw-in, he kissed the ball before boldly performing a classic somersault throw-in technique - only to think twice at the last hurdle.
The fans, draped in Japanese flags and scarves, were filmed sweeping the stands of the 44,000-seat, bowl-shaped Mordovia Arena, where just a few minutes earlier they had wildly celebrated an unexpected victory over José Pékerman's side, quarter-finalists in 2014.
CLEVELAND- LeBron James can opt out of the past year of his contract with the Cavaliers and leave Cleveland for a second time. "At some point as you keep adding older guys, you've got to get younger whether you have LeBron James or not".
Howard will be 33 in December and is set to play for his fourth team in four seasons. Mozgov had been openly unhappy with his lack of playing time in Brooklyn. He holds career averages of 17.4 points per game and 12.7 rebounds. The Nets will now save close to $17 million on the trade in the 2019-20 season, allowing them to create two max salary slots for 2019 free agency.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the Atlanta Hawks are leaning toward taking Doncic with the third overall pick of the draft later this week. Mitchell emerged as the Jazz's leading scorer last season (20.5 ppg) and finished with more made 3-pointers (187) than any other rookie in National Basketball Association history.
Part of the reason why better offers have seemingly not been made is likely because many around the National Basketball Association believe that Leonard has already chose to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers next summer when his contract ends.