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Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game
- June 28, 2018

Senegal opened with a 2-1 victory over Poland before a 2-2 draw against Japan that disappointed head coach Aliou Cisse. With Senegal and Japan both on four points, Colombia and Senegal could both progress with a draw but only if Japan lose to Poland. (more...)
Emmanuel Okala urges Super Eagles not to lose focus Emmanuel Okala urges Super Eagles not to lose focus
- June 27, 2018

Musa's opening goal came in the 49th minute when he connecting a handsome pass from Victor Moses and beat the Iceland goalkeeper with a powerful shot. Ironically, they were widely expected to win against Nigeria but looked some way short of their best. He used three central defenders flanked by wing backs, including Moses who usually plays in attack for Nigeria , and persuaded John Obi Mikel to play deeper in midfield. (more...)
Ben Simmons wins NBA's Rookie of the Year award Ben Simmons wins NBA's Rookie of the Year award
- June 27, 2018

The Philadelphia 76ers , with Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons of Australia and coached by former Australian national team coach Brett Brown, will host the Melbourne United on September 28. Mitchell wore pointed shirts to games , including one that defined the word rookie as: 'An athlete playing his or her first season as a member of a professional sports team'. (more...)
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca may quit after World Cup exit Peru coach Ricardo Gareca may quit after World Cup exit
- June 27, 2018

Eriksen, who has already found the net once for Denmark in the World Cup , believes that the group is still wide open and the team is exclusively focused on getting a good result against a strong French side. "Otherwise it is just another moment where everyone feels we nearly got there". The goals finally dried up at this thrilling World Cup on Tuesday when a flat France and boring Denmark played a mutually beneficial 0-0 draw at the Luzhniki Stadium which allowed the French to finish top ... (more...)
German team ecstatic after 2-1 win against Sweden German team ecstatic after 2-1 win against Sweden
- June 27, 2018

Down 1-0 for a majority of the game against Sweden, Germany tied the game up before ultimately seeing Toni Kroos put the team up for good in stoppage time. "We must not doubt our style of play", he said. So it was up to Kroos to carry the hopes of Germany on his shoulders and revive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage ahead of their last group match against South Korea. (more...)
National Basketball Association trade grades: Clippers dealing Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat National Basketball Association trade grades: Clippers dealing Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat
- June 27, 2018

First the Hornets dealt him to the Celtics as part of a 3-team trade, and days later the Celtics shipped him to the Clippers as part of another 3-team trade. Others believe that the trade was a result of Gortat's mini-feud with the rest of the Wizards . After recently extending head coach Doc Rivers , the Clippers have made the executive decision to move his son after the younger Rivers opted into the remaining year and $12.7 million on his contract. (more...)
French Grand Prix qualifying: Hamilton takes POLE on Mercedes front row French Grand Prix qualifying: Hamilton takes POLE on Mercedes front row
- June 27, 2018

Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen in his Ferrari crossed second and third to complete the podium at the Paul Ricard Circuit. He finished the race in Canada fifth, and saw Vettel turn a 14-point deficit into a one-point lead with a victory. (more...)
Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless
- June 27, 2018

Defender Andreas Granqvist criticised the Germans' conduct but said they apologised afterwards. Durmaz became the pride of the nation with a goal in the 2-1 win over France in the World Cup qualifier last June. CBS Sports' pick for the World Cup Group of Death has been full of surprises. Although an upset over the defending world champions certainly isn't out of the question, the South Korean squad will need to give its all if they hope to pull off a win. (more...)
Houston's Harden wins NBA MVP over James and Davis Houston's Harden wins NBA MVP over James and Davis
- June 27, 2018

Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was named the NBA's Executive of the Year. Curry himself received a few fourth and fifth place MVP votes, finishing 10th in voting despite missing 31 games this season. It will be interesting to see if the Rockets front office pays attention to Harden's comments. "Shout out to all the youngest, man, y'all got a dream, a vision out there, go chase that dream", Harden said after winning his award. (more...)
Iceland eliminated despite spirited display in loss to Croatia in Rostov Iceland eliminated despite spirited display in loss to Croatia in Rostov
- June 27, 2018

Ivan Perisic capitalized on a defensive error to score a 90th-minute victor Tuesday, giving Croatia a 2-1 win over Iceland and first place in Group D on Tuesday. Iceland pushed forward, and threw men forward in search of a victor which looked increasingly like it would send them through. In 2013, the two were pitted together in the playoff round of UEFA World Cup qualifying, with Croatia denying Iceland its first trip to the World Cup . (more...)
Switzerland Stars Facing Disciplinary Action For Goal Celebrations Switzerland Stars Facing Disciplinary Action For Goal Celebrations
- June 27, 2018

Serbia", they said in a statement on Saturday. According to the reports, FIFA will check their actions for consistency with the Article 54 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code "Provoking the general public". It's important to be a fan and to give respect. Federation Internationale de Football Association has also launched proceedings against Kokeza and Krstajic, for suggesting that German referee Felix Brych was biased during the game, which Serbia lost 1-2. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton Not a Fan of 'Confusing' Paul Ricard Circuit Lewis Hamilton Not a Fan of 'Confusing' Paul Ricard Circuit
- June 27, 2018

Championship leader, and fellow four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was third, three-tenths off the pace, ahead of Max Verstappen and his Red Bull team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo. We had a good vehicle in the race, but the outcome was not what we wanted. It's too little, " Lauda told Sky Sports. In F1's first race in France in a decade, Hamilton quickly adapted to the unfamiliar track by posting the top times in both of Friday's qualifying sessions, while Vettel ... (more...)
England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1 England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1
- June 27, 2018

As things stand, there is an argument it could be better to finish second in Group G , as doing so might help avoid some of the World Cup's biggest names, who have so far struggled to get going in Russian Federation. It was England's biggest win in a major tournament match. There was even something for Panama to celebrate in the second half as they netted their first ever World Cup goal to grab a consolation. (more...)
Petra Kvitova recovers to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and triumph in Edgbaston Petra Kvitova recovers to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and triumph in Edgbaston
- June 27, 2018

The result earned Kvitova her 36th victory of the year, more than any other player on the tour after overtaking the previous leader, top-ranked Simona Halep . When I broke her serve, it was a little bit kind of better for me". During practice, we played here today, but during the match, it's going to be something totally different. (more...)
Japan, Senegal fans help clean up World Cup stadiums Japan, Senegal fans help clean up World Cup stadiums
- June 27, 2018

After Japan, which has traditionally struggled to get beyond the group stages, had stunned the fancied South Americans 2-1 in their opening game, crowds of young people wearing the national team's blue shirts surged onto Tokyo's famed Shibuya crossing late Tuesday night, exchanging high-fives and shouting "Nippon!" "But instead of partying in the minutes after the end of the game, they tasked themselves with cleaning up their section before leaving". (more...)
Spieth may add event to schedule ahead of Open defense Spieth may add event to schedule ahead of Open defense
- June 26, 2018

He said he had only slept for about three hours on Sunday night after finally getting back home to Florida just before dawn. "But it's good that there's good signs". Spieth, buoyed by a 30-foot eagle from a bunker at the par-five sixth, was almost flawless apart from a bogey at the par-four 15th, where he hooked his tee shot into a pond that was so far left it surprised the group waiting on the nearby 16th tee. (more...)
Full time: South Korea 1 Mexico 2 Full time: South Korea 1 Mexico 2
- June 26, 2018

South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong said "hot weather could be another factor in this match". "It was just noise". This marks another milestone for Telemundo Deportes as the network has broadcast two of the nine most-watched World Cup matches in Spanish-language history, while Telemundo Deportes' digital offering has delivered more than 1 billion livestream minutes. (more...)
Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player
- June 26, 2018

A picture of Salah walking beside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov drew criticism ahead of the competition. Reports criticized Kadyrov for using Salah for propaganda purposes, which the Chechen leader firmly denied . And he's starting between the sticks for Egypt's final World Cup game against Saudi Arabia , overtaking Faryd Mondragon as the oldest player to play in the tournament. (more...)
Sampaoli: Messi Will Star 'For The Good Of Argentina' Sampaoli: Messi Will Star 'For The Good Of Argentina'
- June 26, 2018

Dalic has already revealed his intention to rest key players for their concluding group meeting against Iceland , much to John Obi Mikel's discontent ; so the World Cup debutants are frontrunners to progress through. The Everton midfielder missed a penalty against Nigeria, and his team will need to do more to share the attacking burden, in particular by being more effective at set pieces. (more...)
Lukaku and Hazard score two each as Belgium rout Tunisia 5-2 Lukaku and Hazard score two each as Belgium rout Tunisia 5-2
- June 26, 2018

Belgium has shown the most complete attacking force at the World Cup , though without yet playing a European or South American team. Lukaku's double was the first time that a player has scored two or more goals in consecutive World Cup games since Argentine great Diego Maradona achieved the feat in 1986. (more...)
Mohamed Salah scores but Egypt beaten in final World Cup game Mohamed Salah scores but Egypt beaten in final World Cup game
- June 26, 2018

The Liverpool star was eventually included in the line-up minutes after an earlier tweet was published with a list omitting the 26-year-old's name. No mistakes by Al-Faraj from 12 yards out. The 25-year-old, who also scored with a penalty in the previous match against Russian Federation, then missed a golden chance which could have helped them end the competition on a high. (more...)
LeBron James Doesn’t Want Elaborate Free Agent Pitches From Teams This Summer LeBron James Doesn’t Want Elaborate Free Agent Pitches From Teams This Summer
- June 26, 2018

And while that did that never happened, the Lakers were still able to add solid talent in the draft, even if it was not talent that many people expected. "We don't have to turn this into calculus", Brown said May 11. "Growing up I was a huge National Basketball Association fan". "We don't really see that as a challenge, we just see it as a reality", Pelinka said of the envy that he believes other teams might feel about the Lakers' past success. (more...)
Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica
- June 26, 2018

It was only the second time that Gabriel Jesus and Firmino have played together for Brazil - the other time was for the final few minutes of a match against Chile in South American qualifying - and they combined to contribute to Coutinho's go-ahead goal in the first minute of stoppage time. (more...)
Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia
- June 26, 2018

Switzerland beat Serbia in a tense World Cup match 2-1, in a victory even greater for the Kosovo-born players on the winning team. Serbia on Saturday lodged a formal complaint about the actions of Xhaka and Shaqiri in marking their goals in Friday's game with a pointed reference to their Kosovan-Albanian heritage. (more...)
Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of VAR on close calls Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of VAR on close calls
- June 26, 2018

Federation Internationale de Football Association then examines the results between the teams . England and Belgium are locked together at the top of the group , both guaranteed to progress. "If you look at their first match (against Iran ) they lost it in the 95th minute with an own goal and they had an excellent game against Portugal so you are talking about a tough nut to crack", said Hierro. (more...)