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Collin Martin becomes only out gay MLS player Collin Martin becomes only out gay MLS player
- June 30, 2018

He is also the first male athlete to come out in one of North America's five major sports since defensive end Michael Sam did before the St. Louis Rams drafted him in 2014. "In light of my experience as a professional athlete, I want to take this moment to encourage others who play sports professional or otherwise to have confidence that sport will welcome them wholeheartedly", he said. (more...)
Umtiti believes Barcelona's Messi is not the same in Argentina Umtiti believes Barcelona's Messi is not the same in Argentina
- June 30, 2018

A similar pattern applied to Argentina in 1978, when they won the World Cup after losing to Italy in the group phase."Lots of teams who went on to be champions started poorly and then recovered and moved on", Daniel Bertoni, who scored against the Netherlands in the final that year , told Reuters . (more...)
Gareth Southgate defends resting England players for 'biggest game for a decade' Gareth Southgate defends resting England players for 'biggest game for a decade'
- June 30, 2018

It seems Russian Federation have been somewhat found out, which doesn't bode well for their chances against Spain, who have won their last four World Cup knockout games by a 1-0 scoreline. "We've at times had a squad with real top players and at times we've had a squad with not such outstanding players who've been in those knockout situations". (more...)
Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki's option, expected to re-sign him Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki's option, expected to re-sign him
- June 30, 2018

Immediately after DeAndre Jordan made his decision to opt out of his contract with the Clippers and become a free agent, the Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki reportedly agreed not to exercise his $5 million team option for next season. "If the Mavs spend all of their cap space, they can use the cap-room exception of $4.4 million to re-sign Nowitzki, who has taken several discounts to help Dallas have flexibility to pursue other players during his career", MacMahon reported . (more...)
Deontay Wilder's Co-Trainer: 'The Joshua fight is dead'
- June 29, 2018

WBA president Gilberto Mendoza, in a statement issued Tuesday, said: "Today the WBA requested an answer from Anthony Joshua's team regarding his fight with the mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin ". "That's all you need to know". It's a fight we desperately want. A Joshua-Povetkin bout would push the Joshua-Wilder unification fight to early 2019 at the soonest and possibly longer depending on the schedules for each fighter. (more...)
Wayne Rooney announced as a D.C. United player Wayne Rooney announced as a D.C. United player
- June 29, 2018

It has been said that as part of the negotiations between Everton and DC United, there is an agreement in place for Rooney to return to Goodison after his two years in the league, to become a coach at the club. 'Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me. The transfer brings an end to Rooney's second spell with his boyhood club. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give D.C. (more...)
Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi's celebration kick blows up in his face Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi's celebration kick blows up in his face
- June 29, 2018

Adnan Januzaj celebrates after scoring for Belgium against England. There is, though, something presumptuous about such talk and Colombia, a team with plenty of talent, certainly won't appreciate being considered part of an "easier path" to the quarter-finals. (more...)
No plans to change fair play rule No plans to change fair play rule
- June 29, 2018

During the first half, both Gary Cahill and Trent Alexander-Arnold cleared off the line for England . Former England midfielder Danny Murphy, speaking on BBC One, called the tackle "the best of the tournament". Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 while Japan fell to a 1-0 defeat to Poland in a game that endedin farcical circumstances. During injury time, Japan's players softly passed the ball among themselves, while their Polish opponents barely made an effort, content to finish the ... (more...)
Why Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James deserved the NBA MVP Award Why Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James deserved the NBA MVP Award
- June 29, 2018

This could be a monumental franchise-changing offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to a star-studded free agent market that is expected to feature LeBron James and Paul George . ". If you're LeBron, you need those places to pitch you but the fact that he doesn't tells me it's either Cleveland or the Lakers, that's what it comes down to, why does he need them to pitch him?" It seems fairly obvious that LeBron would want the Lakers to bring in at least one other star player, but that ... (more...)
World Cup Group G match report Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018 World Cup Group G match report Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018
- June 29, 2018

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef turned in Khazri's flawless cross in the 51st minute to cancel out a first-half own goal by defender Yassine Meriah , with the ball taking a big deflection off a shot by Panama winger Jose Luis Rodriguez in the 33rd minute. (more...)
"Strange match" awaits England and Belgium on Thursday according to Fellaini
- June 29, 2018

Should the Three Lions win their group, they know they will enter a half of the draw that already features France, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal. What can we expect from them? . So far in the tournament, both teams have tasted defeat twice and have would like to return with at least 3 points in their pockets. Belgium became the first European nation to qualify for the World Cup after the hosts, booking their spot in September past year. (more...)
Lakers Trade For Kawhi Could Clinch LeBron Signing Lakers Trade For Kawhi Could Clinch LeBron Signing
- June 29, 2018

According to Smith, Durant did not see much reason to leave the Warriors, with whom he has won two straight National Basketball Association titles and Finals MVP awards, but Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com subsequently threw cold water on the report. (more...)
India likely to test bench strength India likely to test bench strength
- June 29, 2018

The live match India vs Ireland is televised on Sony Six . India skipper Virat Kohli opted to not use in-form KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik in the first T20. Both Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave a good start to the Indian team . "We will have the same positive mindset we had for the first game and I definitely expect us to get closer to India ". (more...)
Lionel Messi wary ahead of Argentina’s clash with France Lionel Messi wary ahead of Argentina’s clash with France
- June 29, 2018

Iceland vs. Croatia, 76': Gylfi Sigurdsson equalizes for Iceland with a penalty after Dejan Lovren's handball. An over joyed reporter said, 'no way, no way did you score with this foot?' Denmark will likely play defensively and try to frustrate Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod. (more...)
Marco Asensio to have ‘crunch talks’ with Real Madrid Marco Asensio to have ‘crunch talks’ with Real Madrid
- June 29, 2018

We can not afford the gulf between ourselves and our rivals grow. Marco Asensio has refused to rule out the possibility of joining Liverpool amid reports the Reds have tabled a sensational £158m offer to Real Madrid , according to a report by TeamTalk . (more...)
'Strange match' awaits England and Belgium 'Strange match' awaits England and Belgium
- June 29, 2018

The loss to Roberto Martinez's side meant England finished second in Group G, setting up a hard looking knockout tie against the South Americans in Moscow on Tuesday. We have earned the right to play in this game. Mr Michel also handed a Belgium football scarf to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who draped it over Ireland's Leo Varadkar. (more...)
Ozil In Verbal Spat With Angry Fans As Germany Exit WC Ozil In Verbal Spat With Angry Fans As Germany Exit WC
- June 29, 2018

It's extremely hard, at times impossible, for a coach to know the exact moment when it's right to leave. "We need far-reaching measures, we need clear changes". How are we going to be unsafe to an opponent if we do not get our performance (right)? Sweden's 3-0 win over Mexico in the group's other match meant the pair advanced on six points apiece. (more...)
Defeated Japan squeezes into World Cup last 16 thanks to fair play
- June 28, 2018

It's the final day of group matches at the World Cup , which started with three teams trying to squeeze into two spots in Group H . Japan , Colombia and Senegal started the day only separated by a single point. The fair play ranking is being used as a tiebreaker for the first time at a World Cup, but Cisse had no issues with the new tiebreaker despite his side ending up on the losing side. (more...)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku to recover from injury in time to face England
- June 28, 2018

As things stand, Southgate's side have collected two cautions - to Kyle Walker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - while Martinez's men have three bookings to their name - to Jan Vertonghen , Thomas Meunier and Kevin De Bruyne . Prime Minister Theresa May will be in Brussels for a European Union summit at the same time as the game, but a senior United Kingdom official said she would be made aware of the score "if needs be". (more...)
Of The 16 2018 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 Spots Confirmed! Of The 16 2018 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 Spots Confirmed!
- June 28, 2018

With the tiebreaker, Colombia and Japan advanced to the round of 16 with Colombia winning Group H. Japan also lost its final match of the group stage, 1-0, leaving both teams tied in points and the most common tiebreakers, point differential and goals scored. (more...)
Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld sets sights on victory against England Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld sets sights on victory against England
- June 28, 2018

But with Lukaku, now flourishing at Manchester United and knocking in 11 goals in eight appearances during Belgium's unbeaten World Cup qualifying campaign, Martinez may have found the missing piece of the jigsaw. Belgium came closest to a title at the 1980 European Championship, losing 2-1 to a German team that got a pair of goals from Horst Hrubesch. Even if they don't want to. (more...)
Coric claims Halle Open Coric claims Halle Open
- June 28, 2018

His dropped points from last year's result allows Nadal to take over the top spot in the world rankings despite not competing in the tournament. The Croats took two tennis titles, on top of their World Cup win versus Lionel Messi. Leading 5-3, Federer squared the match in the next game as Coric hit the net again. "I never imagined reaching the final and beating Roger". The 20-time Grand Slam champion fought back to level by winning the second set, helped by a choke on a volley from Coric. (more...)
Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic
- June 28, 2018

Japan is only planning for victory against already eliminated Poland and will not think about playing for a draw to qualify for the World Cup's knockout rounds, according to captain Makoto Hasebe . "We are not fearful of Senegal at all", he said. 'Frankly, we were not very good'. "We pressured them well at the start and they made some errors, which we exploited". (more...)
Germany's Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit Germany's Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit
- June 28, 2018

The central defender had the chance to break the deadlock in the 87th minute of Germany's final Group F match against South Korea when Mesut Ozil swung a cross into the penalty area. Even in Yekaterinburg, almost 500 miles away, the Mexican fans expected Germany to score. We didn't succeed in our penetration in the last third. (more...)
Lakers and Spurs Resume Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks Lakers and Spurs Resume Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks
- June 28, 2018

Therefore, although the opportunity was clearly there, neither of them took the bait to publicly badmouth one another, denying the National Basketball Association a major feud between superstars. LeBron could reasonably decide that joining the Houston Rockets' two superstars on the team that nearly knocked off Golden State offers him his best chance to get a ring, in spite of the questionable fit both money-wise and style-wise. (more...)