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Former Sussex schooolboy suffers World Cup semi-final heartbreak Former Sussex schooolboy suffers World Cup semi-final heartbreak
- July 13, 2018

We're gutted, we've worked so hard and the fans were wonderful. "We beat England in the group stage, so we can beat them now", the defender said at a news conference. "It looked like as the game advanced, we improved physically and that was impressive". "It was a tough game, a 50-50 game, I'm sure we'll look back at stuff we could have done better but we worked as hard as we could". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo Will Retire At Juventus Once Stint In Italy Is Done Cristiano Ronaldo Will Retire At Juventus Once Stint In Italy Is Done
- July 13, 2018

It went on to say that the companies' employees had been subjected to "a life of misery" and "unequal treatment, [which] can not and should not be accepted", calling on the owners to invest in new vehicle models to guarantee the future security of Fiat workers and to improve the finances of "thousands of people instead of just one". (more...)
Minnesota Vikings not awarded a player in 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft Minnesota Vikings not awarded a player in 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft
- July 13, 2018

In most years, it's a rare occurrence to see a player taken in the Supplemental Draft. The order for the supplemental draft is determined by a unique process. According to NFL Network's Bucky Brooks , Alexander "smothers receivers at the line of scrimmage with his aggressive shadow technique, while also displaying good instincts and ball skills". (more...)
Croatia Sacks Coach Ahead of Semi Final Clash with England Croatia Sacks Coach Ahead of Semi Final Clash with England
- July 13, 2018

Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra-time thanks to a Mario Mandzukic goal in the second period of extra-time to book a date with France in Moscow on Sunday. We're gutted, we've worked so hard and the fans were incredible. I'm devastated for them. Bitter disappointment was mixed with pride for England fans who witnessed the Three Lions' lose their first World Cup semi-final in decades. (more...)
Warrior Nadal downs Del Potro in thriller to reach semi-finals Warrior Nadal downs Del Potro in thriller to reach semi-finals
- July 13, 2018

Both players have settled into a nice rhythm in the opening set and it was Nadal who kept a high level in the entire set, serving at 75% and losing only eight points on serve, avoiding deuces or tie breaks to keep the pressure on Delpo. The world number one, playing in his first All England Club quarter-final since finishing runner-up to Djokovic in 2011, then wasted four set points in the second. (more...)
No absentees for England training ahead of World Cup semi-final No absentees for England training ahead of World Cup semi-final
- July 13, 2018

England looked drained of all inspiration and confidence and their manager Roy Hodgson quit on the spot. "The style of play has changed and so have attitudes. "In honour of the England boss" new-found football fashionista status, we're inviting supporters to grab a waistcoat and button up to beat blood cancer. (more...)
'It's coming home' - England hope to continue to sing 'It's coming home' - England hope to continue to sing
- July 13, 2018

In extra time Danny Rose came on for Ashley Young and Eric Dier swapped with Jordan Henderson. England got off to about as good a start as the team could have hoped for against Croatia in the World Cup semifinal. Some England fans emerged from the Luzhniki Stadium in tears and being hugged by others while jubilant Croatian supporters celebrated around them. Domagoj Vida and Mario Mandzukic let the young ones join in the post-match celebrations on the Luzhniki pitch. (more...)
England face Ben Stokes decision ahead of T20I decider England face Ben Stokes decision ahead of T20I decider
- July 13, 2018

The groundsmen left an extra layering of grass on the wicket's top-surface and English bowlers used it amply.With the short boundaries, they used short bowling against every top-order batsman. For India , while Rohit did the job with the bat, all-rounder Hardik Pandya picked up four wickets for 38 runs and was instrumental in pulling things back for India . (more...)
We left everything out there, says England manager Southgate We left everything out there, says England manager Southgate
- July 13, 2018

Despite the much-vaunted attack of teenager Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, France's defense proved the difference as they shut down Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku and they showed they will be hard to beat on Sunday. England scored just five minutes into the match when defender Kieran Trippier beautifully arced a free kick over the wall of Croatian players that nestled into the upper right corner of the Croatian goal. (more...)
Joe Root's exclusion from T20 to fuel England test captain's desire Joe Root's exclusion from T20 to fuel England test captain's desire
- July 12, 2018

India won the T20I series 2-1 and will look to carry the momentum into the ODI series as well. Joe Root has been handed the responsibility of leading England Test side for a year since the 2017 series against South Africa. The assistant coach feels that his ability to maneuver ball around the park as well as hitting timely boundaries is very useful. "It is important in low-scoring games on tough wickets, you need people who can manipulate the strike, who can play spin bowling well, and ... (more...)
The Raptors are now co-favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard The Raptors are now co-favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard
- July 12, 2018

The Raptors seem to be on the verge of a rebuild just two to three years out, and may not be as concerned about that as other organizations, perhaps making them willing to take the risk of overpaying for a rental in order to try to convince him to stick around. (more...)
Roger Federer stunned at Wimbledon by Kevin Anderson Roger Federer stunned at Wimbledon by Kevin Anderson
- July 12, 2018

Once the fifth set went beyond 10 games, Federer's level began to dip. Anderson was the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open, but he never made it beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon until this week. Can Nadal's body stand up to another tough test less than 48 hours after playing for 12 minutes short of five hours with Del Potro? Earlier on Centre Court, Djokovic overcame Nishikori and his own bad behavior (twice smacked with code violations for racket abuse and a time ... (more...)
Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon final months after returning from maternity leave Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon final months after returning from maternity leave
- July 12, 2018

She said: "I don't know". Williams' movement is far from the best on tour but her game is so well oiled that it does not matter, her ability to control proceedings ensuring she was always perfectly placed to unleash another groundstroke. Kerber upset Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final, one of two Williams losses in her 12 Grand Slam finals since the start of 2012. At 36 years and 291 days, the sixth-oldest Grand Slam semifinalist in the Open Era dominated 62 64 Julia Goerges and ... (more...)
Deschamps hails Paul Pogba's performance in France semi-final win Deschamps hails Paul Pogba's performance in France semi-final win
- July 12, 2018

The most exciting possible development in the game would be for Romelu Lukaku to score a few goals to challenge Harry Kane for the Golden Boot , and even that would be relatively unimportant with both sides knowing that the final was kicking off just hours later. (more...)
Serie A manager wants to reunite with out of favour Chelsea star Serie A manager wants to reunite with out of favour Chelsea star
- July 12, 2018

Confirming Chelsea are close to finally making a breakthrough, De Laurentiis said: "The Sarri deal is in the home stretch, it depends on him". I can understand if the player prefers to live in London than in Manchester, and if Chelsea pays him more I can understand that too. (more...)
Donald Trump casts doubts over Theresa May's Brexit stance Donald Trump casts doubts over Theresa May's Brexit stance
- July 12, 2018

Labour Party legislator Paul Flynn, who has criticized Mr. Trump in Parliament, says the US leader has outraged Britons - and people around the world - with his harsh treatment of immigrants. Thousands of protesters were expected to gather outside the luxurious residence later Thursday. On Wednesday, the Guardian newspaper reported "the United Kingdom police mobilisation for Trump's visit would be the largest since the 2011 English riots", when London was shocked by five days of violence ... (more...)
India can build on T20 success, Pandya says India can build on T20 success, Pandya says
- July 11, 2018

Alex Hales' match-winning half-century against India has given England a tough call to make if they want to make room for fit-again Ben Stokes in this weekend's series decider. India - Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the ODI series as well. He played just 2 matches giving away 64 runs and picking up 1 wicket. To make matters worse, Buttler was dropped by Yuzvendra Chahal (0/30) just after Powerplay although it was a hard chance. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton: Kimi Raikkonen's wife says British driver cries like a girl Lewis Hamilton: Kimi Raikkonen's wife says British driver cries like a girl
- July 11, 2018

The decision cost him victory, and chief strategist James Vowles apologised to Hamilton over the team radio. Such was Lewis Hamilton's anger in the immediate aftermath of the British Grand Prix that he walked off before giving a post-race interview done in anger. (more...)
Deschamps Says Henry Facing France ‘Bizarre’ Deschamps Says Henry Facing France ‘Bizarre’
- July 11, 2018

Belgians tasted bitterness in their beer on Tuesday after their dreams of a first World Cup final were ended by the narrowest of margins by their bigger French neighbours. So far the France manager has preferred to play natural central midfielders ( Blaise Matuidi or Corentin Tolisso) in that role. "The fight against Japan was already a turning point, after a 2-0 deficit and still winning within 90 minutes". (more...)
Celtics fan is remembered at funeral just as he lived Celtics fan is remembered at funeral just as he lived
- July 11, 2018

The 18-year-old Renard Matthews of New Orleans, LA , was robbed and shot dead on June 25 while strolling with his dog. The family of Renard Matthews wanted to remember him as he lived, honoring his memory in an unusual way at his wake. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony Granted Permission To Meet With Rockets, Heat Carmelo Anthony Granted Permission To Meet With Rockets, Heat
- July 11, 2018

But the Thunder traditionally doesn't like to part with assets for nothing, thus making a trade the first priority in a mutual split between Anthony and the team. The 10-time All-Star averaged 16.2 points on 40.4-percent shooting. Mbah a Moute has been a defensive stalwart throughout his 10-year career, averaging almost a steal per game throughout his tenure in the league and eclipsing that mark three of the past four seasons. (more...)
Chelsea owner open to sell Hazard as Barcelona make move Chelsea owner open to sell Hazard as Barcelona make move
- July 11, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has been tipped to rejuvenate Italian football and give Juventus an "advantage" in their bid to finally win the UEFA Champions League again. "For Madrid, it would be a very big loss". "It's my understanding that an agreement has been reached on principle involving Real Madrid and Ronaldo", Marcotti said . (more...)
Serena Williams storms back to reach Wimbledon semifinals Serena Williams storms back to reach Wimbledon semifinals
- July 11, 2018

Hungry as ever, Serena Williams expressed huge relief after surviving her first scare of the tournament to remain firmly on track for an eighth Wimbledon women's singles crown - and first as a mother. No. 20 Kiki Bertens . She advanced Monday with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Belinda Bencic and will next face Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation. (more...)
Russian Federation can keep on partying after fine World Cup run Russian Federation can keep on partying after fine World Cup run
- July 11, 2018

We have succeeded I believe, but it is time to take a step forward". The current group of Croatians has become exhausted of hearing about what happened in 1998. Croatia was ousted in the group stage in 2002 and 2006, didn't qualify for 2010 in South Africa and was again dumped in the group stage in 2014 - albeit from a very hard group. (more...)
Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash
- July 11, 2018

Meanwhile, seventh seed Karolina Pliskova crashed out at the hands of Kiki Bertens, leaving no top-10 seeds remaining in the women's draw. To claim Djokovic is back to his 12-time Grand Slam winning best would be a tad premature, but the 31-year-old Serb is certainly showing signs of getting closer to it. (more...)