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France winger Kylian Mbappe wins Sky Sports World Cup Power Rankings
- July 16, 2018

I don't care how, I want a second star to be on this shirt. Mbappe seems destined to one day inherit Ronaldo's crown as the holder of the Ballon d'Or and is now a contender to end the domination of the Portuguese and Lionel Messi. "He has incredible talent and incredible maturity for his age", Varane said. He still managed to keep himself in the limelight even after his country's exit at the hands of France , claiming that he would turn the team's fortunes around if named coach, and then ... (more...)
Croatia Beat England To Enter World Cup Finals For The First Time Croatia Beat England To Enter World Cup Finals For The First Time
- July 16, 2018

Writing on Twitter , he said: "Dear England - you have been incredible throughout this tournament". There will probably be sore heads and bleary eyes in Croatia on Thursday morning after a night of celebrations in the wake of the World Cup semifinal win over England. (more...)
Paul Pogba reveals rousing speech that drove France to World Cup win Paul Pogba reveals rousing speech that drove France to World Cup win
- July 16, 2018

An own goal from Mario Mandzukic initially put them in front, before Ivan Perisic equalised. France's pace on the counter-attack proved too much in the second period, though, as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe added to their lead before Mandzukic pounced on an error from Hugo Lloris for a consolation. (more...)
Lucas Perez makes Unai Emery decision Lucas Perez makes Unai Emery decision
- July 16, 2018

He said: "We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them". But with new manager Unai Emery now at Arsenal , Perez is hopeful of proving his quality and Spanish outlet El Desmarque claims he doesn't want to leave the Emirates. (more...)
Putin says 25 mln cyber attacks at World Cup-related infrastructure foiled Putin says 25 mln cyber attacks at World Cup-related infrastructure foiled
- July 16, 2018

I'd also like to express my gratitude to the members of the Russian Federation 2018 Local Organising Committee, who are helping our colleagues from the Qatar 2022 Organising Committee. And Macron got a second goal over his Russian counterpart in Moscow , with the French standing tall at the end of what has been a terrific tournament - for no one more than Russia. (more...)
Parker hits free agency after Bucks rescind qualifying offer
- July 15, 2018

Parker, who missed the first 50 games of the 2017-18 season while recovering from his second ACL surgery, appeared in 31 games for the Bucks , averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 24.0 minutes. The forward was selected with the second overall pick by the Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft, but has largely been ineffective for the team due to injuries. (more...)
Kevin Anderson: Reaching Wimbledon final is part of a dream come true
- July 15, 2018

World No.1 Rafael Nadal , who lost a five-set thriller in Saturday's Wimbledon singles semi-final against Noval Djokovic , said he was unhappy with organisers' decision to keep the Centre Court roof closed throughout the two-day match. "John is a great guy and I feel for him", Anderson told the BBC after Friday's match. This will be the 52nd time they meet on the court ever since they turned professionals. (more...)
Djokovic to face Anderson in Wimbledon final after Rafael Nadal Djokovic to face Anderson in Wimbledon final after Rafael Nadal
- July 15, 2018

With this win, the 32-year old Anderson became the first South African male since Brian Norton (1921) to reach the Wimbledon final. In less than 48 hours, he will play the victor of Friday's second semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. (more...)
Serena Williams wins at Wimbledon, headed to finals Serena Williams wins at Wimbledon, headed to finals
- July 15, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge will be together at Saturday's Wimbledon battle as Serena Williams faces off against Angelique Kerber . But the seven-time Wimbledon is not merely planning on matching the Aussie's 24-Slam haul and insists she won't "limit" herself by setting a finite target. (more...)
Chelsea announce Sarri appointment Chelsea announce Sarri appointment
- July 15, 2018

Club sources say that the midfielder, announced as a Chelsea player after Maurizio Sarri's appointment, had told City as recently as Thursday that he still wanted to play for Pep Guardiola. Chelsea also halted plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge , citing an unfavorable climate to invest in the £500 million (NZ$986 million) project. The Naples native was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli coach last month but remained at the club as a compensation settlement was agreed with the ... (more...)
Yankees falling back on Manny Machado Yankees falling back on Manny Machado
- July 15, 2018

Torres finally made his Major League Baseball debut this season and has been outstanding in the 60+ games he's appeared in, as he is the current favorite to take home the AL's Rookie of the Year honors. But, it might not be in the Orioles best interest to send Machado to an AL East rival. It is likely that the Baltimore Orioles will continue to hold out for the best offer. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Croatia ready for seismic event, says coach Dalic Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Croatia ready for seismic event, says coach Dalic
- July 15, 2018

Speaking to BBC sports editor Dan Roan, he said England "have shown some signs of progress". He has been documenting the trip on his Twitter account, with a series of pictures showing the scenes around Russian Federation and his time with the players. (more...)
Hazard, Meunier bag bronze for Belgium Hazard, Meunier bag bronze for Belgium
- July 15, 2018

This year saw England's first semi-final appearance in a senior men's World Cup in 28 years and the class of 2018 now have a chance to eclipse the 1990 group if they can beat Belgium and clinch third place. England , on the other hand, have enjoyed a fantastic World Cup campaign. But for the supporters and players alike it is completely meaningless and, if anything, has worked to siphon some of the pride from England's tournament success. (more...)
Wimbledon: Kiki Bertens upsets Karolina Pliskova to reach quarter-finals Wimbledon: Kiki Bertens upsets Karolina Pliskova to reach quarter-finals
- July 14, 2018

Goerges had to do it the hard way after coming from a set down against the Dutch No.20 seed to win 3-6 7-5 6-1 and set up a showdown with the formidable Serena Williams . "It's been a while since I've won a championship", Williams said. I'm just like an artist and I'm playing with the heart, yeah. She appeared emotional and relieved at the match's conclusion as she clinched her fists in victory and took a deep breath while smiling proudly. (more...)
Jerry West slights Lakers over LeBron signing Jerry West slights Lakers over LeBron signing
- July 14, 2018

Security cameras caught vandals graffitiing the phrases "We don't want you", "LeFraud", "No King", and "3-6" (a jab at James' career NBA Finals record) over the mural. He did a mural of Lonzo Ball for the network previous year. '[Kyle] Kuzma, LeBron, Lance Stephenson blowing on LeBron'. On the court, these Lakers are a young and entertaining product. (more...)
'I prefer losing with this Belgium than winning with that France' 'I prefer losing with this Belgium than winning with that France'
- July 14, 2018

Mbappe then took centre-stage in a thrilling 4-3 win on the only occasion the French defence have looked vulnerable in Russian Federation. A lack of panic when they were 2-1 down against Argentina in the last-16 before coming back to win a thriller 4-3, and patience in breaking down stubborn Uruguay in the quarter-finals. (more...)
Southgate supports England parade decision Southgate supports England parade decision
- July 14, 2018

The two sides must pick themselves up and dust themselves down after suffering the crushing disappointment of semi-final defeats to play for the modest prize of third place in a fixture often criticised as pointless. "The support we've had from home is vast". "This is history in the making, we've been waiting for this for so long". The country has united behind football . (more...)
Kevin Anderson reaches first Wimbledon final with record-breaking John Isner win Kevin Anderson reaches first Wimbledon final with record-breaking John Isner win
- July 14, 2018

For much of the afternoon on the All England Lawn Tennis Club's centre court - which eventually stretched to an incredible six hours and 35 minutes - proceedings went according to the script. The world was a demonstrably different place when Kevin Anderson and John Isner first took the court Friday for what would become a marathon Wimbledon semifinal. (more...)
Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic into first semi-final since 2015 Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic into first semi-final since 2015
- July 14, 2018

He dispatched Kei Nishikori , 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, in two hours and 38 minutes in the last eight at Wimbledon and the inner steel that characterized his previous 12 successes at Grand Slam level has reappeared. "I knew how I threw the racquet", he said. "Sometimes that's what you need to, I guess, be more alert on the court". Novak Djokovic felt he was a different player to the Wimbledon victor of old but comparisons were inevitable on Wednesday as the Serb rolled into the semi-finals ... (more...)
Germany's Angelique Kerber too strong for Jelena Ostapenko Germany's Angelique Kerber too strong for Jelena Ostapenko
- July 14, 2018

Jeļena Ostapenko beat Dominika Cibulková 7-5 6-4. Rebounding from her shock first-round elimination in her Roland Garros title defence, Ostapenko has marched through the Wimbledon draw without dropping a set. "It depends, if I have respect and I saw what that coach did before then I have respect straightaway and I listen to everything he says but if I see that things aren't really working so well then I'm doubting, and maybe I listen but inside I have this feeling that it's not working and ... (more...)
Meghan Markle Changed Her Outfit Five Times In 24 Hours Meghan Markle Changed Her Outfit Five Times In 24 Hours
- July 14, 2018

Interested in Royal Family? Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are headed to Wimbledon this weekend. Meghan tied the knot with Harry in front of the world at St George's Chapel nearly two months ago - and she's certainly had no issues settling into the royal family as she's attended numerous engagements since returning from honeymoon. (more...)
Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks
- July 14, 2018

In a separate deal, the Nets traded Coney Island native Whitehead to Denver, in exchange for Faried - who is from Newark - Darrell Arthur , a 2019 first-round pick (protected 1-through-12) and a future second-round pick. Meanwhile, the Hawks are adding another fun point guard to a backcourt that just drafted Trae Young and Kevin Huerter . In the previous season, Lin averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. (more...)
Rangers suspend Papa Johns promotion in wake of pizza chain scandal Rangers suspend Papa Johns promotion in wake of pizza chain scandal
- July 14, 2018

Former UofL athletics director Tom Jurich and John Schnatter posed at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in 2010. "Mr. Schnatter's derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization". Bendapudi said at a Friday news conference that the school hasn't yet worked out financial details for changing the stadium's name, ESPN reported. "Effective today, AMB Sports & Entertainment has indefinitely suspended its affiliation with Papa John's". (more...)
Liverpool legend Aldridge branded Lovren 'accident waiting to happen' before Croatia triumph Liverpool legend Aldridge branded Lovren 'accident waiting to happen' before Croatia triumph
- July 13, 2018

Lovren came in for criticism in the first-half of last season, in particular when he was hooked half-an-hour into a 4-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley. "The difference was mental - because we knew we could write history and we did it". This is what I wanted. "[In Croatia] we went through a lot of s***, war, all these things and even now the situation is not the best". (more...)
Rafael Nadal defeats Juan Martin del Potro at Wimbledon Rafael Nadal defeats Juan Martin del Potro at Wimbledon
- July 13, 2018

Then, at 4-3, they played an epic 18-point game that featured six deuces and another trio of break points for del Potro, none of which he managed to convert. Open. The Majorcan, who is the world number one but seeded second at Wimbledon , looked refreshed as he breezed through his opening four matches without dropping a set. (more...)