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Gary Lineker's tweet after Harry Kane's emphatic penalty summed it up Gary Lineker's tweet after Harry Kane's emphatic penalty summed it up
- June 25, 2018

England face Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday where victory would see them top Group G , but though finishing second could provide a more favourable route through the knockout stage , Neville urged Southgate's players to dismiss talk of the permutations and retain their focus. (more...)
USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open
- June 25, 2018

The majors and big events eventually bring the best players to the top, so if I play well or not I always find playing the big events very motivating because it shows you where the game is at. "I felt like I played pretty well", Johnson said. To call the U.S. Open a fiasco this year would be kind. "He would have been had he been in contention, but I don't think he should be shamed". (more...)
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia and went to the playoffs Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia and went to the playoffs
- June 24, 2018

Uruguay will lock horns with Saudi Arabia in Group A match at Rostov Arena Rostov-On-Don on Wednesday. A victory may cement Uruguay's position as the group's leaders, lining them most probably for a tough second-round clash against Spain or Portugal. (more...)
Marin Cilic assesses favourite for Queen's final vs Novak Djokovic Marin Cilic assesses favourite for Queen's final vs Novak Djokovic
- June 24, 2018

Cilic has been in ruthless form this week and last year's runner-up made it into his fourth final at the tournament by steamrollering his way through his half of the draw. He's starting to play better". The deadlock in that was broken at 4-4 when, on a second deuce, Cilic used his enormous wingspan to hit a miraculous forehand victor down the line to set up a break point, which was converted when Djokovic netted a straightforward backhand. (more...)
Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama
- June 24, 2018

The last time that happened was in Germany's incredible 7-1 win over Brazil in the 2014 semi-final. 9 - At the end of a week in which he handled the teacup-sized storm of "teamsheet-gate" maturely, Southgate was vindicated for making no more changes to his starting XI than were necessary. (more...)
Honda drives Japan to deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal Honda drives Japan to deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal
- June 24, 2018

With Moussa Wague a potential weak link for Senegal at right-back, Inui could be one to watch on Sunday. When he was sacked, the decision could not have come sooner for Honda . But it was Japan who should have gone in front at the 60-minute mark. The Juventus midfielder will be itching to get back on the pitch after being the unfortunate player withdrawn in order to introduce Barrios against Japan . (more...)
Southgate hopes to redefine 'happy football' with England Southgate hopes to redefine 'happy football' with England
- June 24, 2018

He then doubled down by claiming, "Our media has to decide if they want to help the team or not". Southgate has reportedly been considering whether to rotate his team for the Panama match, but England have gone to great lengths to try to ensure their preparations for their World Cup opponents remain secret. (more...)
Major Upsets as World Cup Advances Major Upsets as World Cup Advances
- June 24, 2018

Thirteen players joined the practice at Sviyaga stadium, west of the city of Kazan, Efe news agency reported. Following their match against Senegal, who opened with a 2-1 win over Poland, Japan will play their final first-phase fixture against pre-tournament Group H favorites Poland in Volgograd on June 28. (more...)
Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move
- June 22, 2018

The 59-year-old is expected to be appointed in the coming weeks with Chelsea's plans to undergo managerial changes having been heavily delayed due to disagreements over compensation with Napoli . He impressed Man United supporters with a lively display attacking through the centre during Russia's thumping opening day 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia last week. (more...)
Phanatic launches hot dog into Phillies fan's face Phanatic launches hot dog into Phillies fan's face
- June 22, 2018

From deep within the bowels of the inevitable comes this: A fan has been injured by a projectile from the Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon. The most-sued mascot in history, according to a 2002 Cardozo Law Review article, has returned to the police blotter, shooting Kathy McVay , a fan sitting behind home plate, with a hot dog gun Monday. (more...)
Kevin McHale Taking Heat For Reported Visit To Donald Trump Rally Kevin McHale Taking Heat For Reported Visit To Donald Trump Rally
- June 22, 2018

He needs a haircut". After the disruption, Trump spoke about immigration issues in the U.S. - which he blamed on the democrats and the media . "We had great chemistry", said Trump, who predicted that Kim "will turn that country into a great successful country". (more...)
Second place is worthless - Rivaldo admits pressure is on Neymar and Brazil Second place is worthless - Rivaldo admits pressure is on Neymar and Brazil
- June 22, 2018

The opening group game for Brazil at this summer's World Cup was against Switzerland and, with the attacking talent at manager Tite's disposal, it was seen as three points in the bag. Switzerland used a strong defence and midfield to stifle Brazil , and midfielder Valon Behrami made the match very hard for Neymar. Brazil will play Costa Rica on Friday and Serbia on 27 June in their remaining two Group E fixtures . (more...)
Kawhi Leonard ‘wants out’ of San Antonio Kawhi Leonard ‘wants out’ of San Antonio
- June 21, 2018

It has been reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Leonard has the Lakers his primary option, but also reports say that R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich will be hesitant to deal with the Lakers . There is also the belief that the Lakers dealing for Leonard would also help bring in LeBron James and Paul George to create another 'Superteam'. (more...)
Japan and Senegal Supporters Filmed Cleaning World Cup Stadiums Japan and Senegal Supporters Filmed Cleaning World Cup Stadiums
- June 21, 2018

Both groups of fans stayed at their respective stadiums after their teams' wins on Tuesday to pick up trash and lighten the work of the 15,000 or so Russian volunteers. "Cleaning up after football matches is an extension of basic behaviors that are taught in school, where the children clean their school classrooms and hallways", North told the BBC . (more...)
Cleveland Cavs not actively shopping Kevin Love Cleveland Cavs not actively shopping Kevin Love
- June 21, 2018

The Cavaliers have talked to San Antonio about a possible trade just recently. Just a little over a week after the NBA Finals ended and people have seemed to completely forget about the Warriors winning their third title in just four years. (more...)
Bouhaddouz own goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco Bouhaddouz own goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco
- June 21, 2018

Savoring that winning feeling, Iran's players joined fans at the gate of their Moscow training base to celebrate the team's World Cup victory over Morocco . The world soccer governing body on June 16 said rules generally bar political statements at matches, but it said the banner displayed during Iran's 1-0 win over Morocco on June 15 was considered a "social appeal". (more...)
Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets
- June 21, 2018

Howard makes $23.8 million next season on an expiring contract. The Charlotte Hornets' salary-cap decision to trade center Dwight Howard might have been beyond what the numbers dictate but also fixing some potential issues in the locker room. (more...)
Hawks leaning towards Doncic with third overall pick Hawks leaning towards Doncic with third overall pick
- June 21, 2018

The 19-year-old Doncic, the youngest EuroLeague MVP ever, capped a historic season for Real Madrid with a championship series victory in the ACB League in Spain. Just days away, we still don't really know much about how the 2018 NBA Draft is going to take shape. The Phoenix Suns have four picks in the draft (two in each round), meaning that if they don't make a trade, there will be at least three rookies on the roster next season (presuming the 59th pick is a draft-and-stash). (more...)
Spurs' Popovich, Leonard meet ahead of National Basketball Association draft Spurs' Popovich, Leonard meet ahead of National Basketball Association draft
- June 21, 2018

Even despite Leonard's reported feelings, it appears Popovich is still trying to fix the relationship, which fractured at some point during last season. Various reports over the last few months indicated the sides disagreed about the nature of Leonard's injury, how to treat it and how soon he would be able to return to the floor. (more...)
Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia
- June 21, 2018

Suarez, making his 100th appearance for the national team, became the first Uruguayan to score in 3 different World Cups after a mistake by goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais following a corner in the 23rd minute. Facing elimination, the Saudis fought hard for a goal with Hatan Bahmi getting several early chances. Saudi Arabia seems unlikely to emulate the surprisingly strong performances of underdogs Mexico and Switzerland, and the players themselves seem to be preparing the ground for ... (more...)
Alonso and Toyota win le Mans Alonso and Toyota win le Mans
- June 20, 2018

A two-time Monaco Grand Prix victor, Alonso is now eyeing to win the Indianapolis 500 to take all three crowns. Having now achieved championships in Formula 1 and Le Mans, only the Indy 500 remains. Then came the night. But in a series of stints in the dead of night, Alonso clawed back the deficit and put the number eight auto right back on the tail of the number seven. (more...)
Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land
- June 20, 2018

Uruguay beat a 48-year curse of failing to win a World Cup finals opener on Friday, but needed an 89th-minute header to do so. He added: 'I have a lot of confidence in the team I'm going to put out tomorrow, they have a lot of experience. (more...)
Senegal beat Poland for first African win at #FifaWorldCup
- June 20, 2018

Indeed, with Cisse as the captain, Senegal had scripted history in 2002, defeating holders France 1-0 in the opening game of their only other World Cup appearance - which would also turn out to be the best ever for an African nation. The match was billed as a shootout between strikers Lewandowski and Senegal's Sadio Mane but neither found the net. Senegal will be playing in honor of Bruno Metsu, their late coach who led them to the quarterfinals back in 2002. (more...)
Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
- June 20, 2018

John Stones and Jesse Lingard were among those to miss the target in the first half while BBC pundit Alan Shearer thought England should have had a penalty of their own for a foul on Harry Kane . "It's not just the strikers, it's the midfielders as well". Harry Kane's late victor for England sparked jubilant celebrations in Maidstone. But if you scratch beneath the surface with England , you will not find much depth in the goal scoring department outside of Kane. (more...)
Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland
- June 20, 2018

Serbia, with their win over Costa Rica, leads the Group E standings with three points. Switzerland would get their equaliser on 50 minutes, with Steven Zuber heading home from a corner. "I hope that people will take notice of us and take us seriously, sometimes there's a lack of recognition and that's a pity because we played very well", Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic told reporters. (more...)