NBA
COMPLETED
Orlando Magic ORL

111

Philadelphia 76ers PHI

106

COMPLETED
Washington Wizards WAS

119

Cleveland Cavaliers CLE

95

COMPLETED
Toronto Raptors TOR

104

Detroit Pistons DET

106

COMPLETED
Boston Celtics BOS

111

Chicago Bulls CHI

82

COMPLETED
Brooklyn Nets BKN

107

Miami Heat MIA

120

COMPLETED
Oklahoma City Thunder OKC

128

New York Knicks NYK

103

COMPLETED
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN

107

New Orleans Pelicans NOP

100

COMPLETED
Milwaukee Bucks MIL

113

Memphis Grizzlies MEM

116

COMPLETED
Dallas Mavericks DAL

118

Utah Jazz UTA

68

COMPLETED
Phoenix Suns PHX

116

San Antonio Spurs SAS

96

COMPLETED
Los Angeles Lakers LAL

126

Portland Trail Blazers POR

117

Cristiano to Juve, France in the final

Out of sight out of mind. This was the impression I was left with after the epistolary exchange between Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose move to Juventus has been made official for a sum that sounds a mere trifle in a market where the money flying here, there and everywhere outnumbers truly great players. Madrid might argue that they have made more than they paid for, and been rewarded with Ronaldo’s peak years. Juventus are buying a star at a snip, a player who can get paid the amount he sought because the Italian club didn’t have to bend in the negotiations.   

Separate ways

It was no secret that Florentino and Cristiano struggled to tolerate each other and now they go their separate ways. What remains is this epistolary exchange, which does not quite follow Florentino’s wish to make Cristiano publicly and openly explain his departure. That didn’t happen, and what we were left with is an exchange of letters and faint praise that smacked of a less than amicable divorce. I presume the whole thing went through the mill of negotiations between the president, a slippery word sliding down a mudslide, and the club, directors, team-mates, technical staff and workers. Madrid also sent out praise, but between gritted teeth.    

Replacement

So, Cristiano is now a Juve player and right now Lopetegui’s first job is to find a fifty-goals-a-season replacement. It will be an anxious summer. In the meantime, the World Cup hurtles into the final straight. France dispatched Belgium in a tight game which was decided with a (possibly deflected) Umtiti header from a corner. Neither side gave much away and it was notable for Hazard’s unsuccessful attempts to steer the game back in Belgium’s favour, Griezmann’s growing calm, a run or two from Mbappé and a number of set pieces. And not much else.