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Jones looking forward to Premier League-style clash with Belgium
- June 28, 2018

Martinez said Kane's form came as no surprise because he knew the Tottenham man was ready to take on leadership duties in the England camp. The only issue at stake for England against Belgium is whether they finish first or second in Group G. (more...)
Messi's Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption Messi's Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption
- June 26, 2018

A team of five workers at Moscow's Altufyevo Confectionery worked for almost a week to carve the sculpture in 60 kg (132 lbs) of chocolate to mark the Argentina forward's 31st birthday on Sunday. "As much as we enjoy watching Messi play, it's against us". Nigeria sit second in the group after beating Iceland 2-0 and just a draw might be enough to take them through on goal difference. (more...)
Tunisia Coach Nabil Maaloul Blames Forced Substitutions for Defeat to Belgium Tunisia Coach Nabil Maaloul Blames Forced Substitutions for Defeat to Belgium
- June 26, 2018

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku already proved his worth in the previous World Cup match, where he also netted twice. So for the win, it is most likely they are likely to impose their supremacy in the over over Tunisia . But Martinez was not allowing the England match to distract him from his immediate priority in Moscow on Saturday against Tunisia , a team he picked as a potential surprise package ahead of the tournament. (more...)
Here's why Cristiano Ronaldo turns to the side during Portugal's national anthem Here's why Cristiano Ronaldo turns to the side during Portugal's national anthem
- June 26, 2018

There's also a weird edge in this group, whereas if South Korea beat Germany 1-0, and Mexico beat Sweden 1-0, the rules state that Sweden and Germany will only be separated by their disciplinary records - not by the fact that Germany beat Sweden . (more...)
Could Moe Wagner Be Headed to the Lakers? Could Moe Wagner Be Headed to the Lakers?
- June 24, 2018

He was too risky to leave alone, shooting 39.4 percent on 3-pointers, averaging 1.6 triples per game and cementing himself as one of the top pick-and-pop weapons in all of college basketball. "They love to play fast". "We feel he's going to be a special, special player". The Lakers were the second-worst 3-point shooting team in the National Basketball Association last season. (more...)
Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve
- June 24, 2018

Colombia, down to 10 men, was upset 2-1 by Japan and Poland lost to Senegal by the same score in Group H. Japan became the first-ever team from Asia to defeat a Southern American squad in a World Cup game, after three draws and 14 defeats. (more...)
Chelsea: Hazard ready to stay but opens door for Real move Chelsea: Hazard ready to stay but opens door for Real move
- June 22, 2018

He has proven himself able to still compete at the top level. Chelsea are, thus, more interested in targeting younger options, although Sarri will be trying his utmost to land Mertens. The £24.5 million release clause in Mertens' Napoli contract expired last week, which will play into the Serie A club's hands. Paper Round's view: Put to one side the error in letting Luiz leave Chelsea and some of this business has to be questioned, particularly given the relative ages of players ... (more...)
National Basketball Association draft rumors: Latest buzz and trade chatter National Basketball Association draft rumors: Latest buzz and trade chatter
- June 21, 2018

The 19th and 30th picks have been included in discussions to move up and select another player in the draft lottery, league sources said. With the expectation that DeAndre Ayton and Bagley will go 1-2 Thursday, the Hawks have zeroed in on Slovenian playmaker Luka Doncic , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . (more...)
Cavs Offering Kevin Love and No. 8 Pick for Kawhi Leonard Cavs Offering Kevin Love and No. 8 Pick for Kawhi Leonard
- June 21, 2018

Leonard is a bona fide top-five player. With plenty of young assets, the Lakers could have packaged something together to acquire said player and try for an immediate rebuild around said player. Leonard, who turns 27 later this month, has been the subject of trade speculation for months after last season produced extensive tension between him and the team over the handling of his quadriceps tendinopathy, which limited Leonard to just nine games, during which he averaged 16.2 points and 4.7 ... (more...)
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia - Football Match Report Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia - Football Match Report
- June 21, 2018

However, while they largely eliminated their defensive errors and enjoyed more possession than their opponents, they were made to pay for one lapse by goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais, whose misjudgement allowed Suarez to score. In truth, it was another stuttering display from Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay team. Many Uruguayan fans do not care what style of football is played or what level the performance is at, so long as the final result is preferable. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Switzerland And Brazil End With 1-1 Draw Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Switzerland And Brazil End With 1-1 Draw
- June 20, 2018

There was plenty more fun facts about the match including Brazil failed to win their opening match of a World Cup for the first time since 1978. Shaqiri is confident of Die Nati's chances of progressing from the group stages after taking a vital point against the five-time world champions. (more...)
'Can't compare Messi and Ronaldo', says Portugal's Silva 'Can't compare Messi and Ronaldo', says Portugal's Silva
- June 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been battling for the title of "Best Footballer on the Planet" for nearly a decade, but at the World Cup , it appears Ronaldo is growing out his goatee to prove he's the real "GOAT". Iran have never beaten a European side at a World Cup - their only previous victory was a 2-1 win over the United States in France in 1998. The Portugal coach had run out of politeness. (more...)
Germany players not divided after defeat against Mexico - Manuel Neuer Germany players not divided after defeat against Mexico - Manuel Neuer
- June 20, 2018

Midfielder Marco Fabian encouraged fans to employ different chants and cited concerns that they might not be allowed into Mexico's remaining games in Russian Federation. "Our team has experience of dealing with losses, the next match will be decisive and we have to win it". "In particular, the earthquakes of June 17, 2018 were presented during the period in which the match between the Mexico-Germany World Cup was taking place", the reported stated. (more...)
Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane catches fire in midair
- June 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia were beaten heavily by hosts Russian Federation in the opening game of the tournament last week. Despite the incident, the aircraft was able to land safely and the team are continuing their preparations for their group game against Uruguay on Wednesday. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs, source says Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs, source says
- June 20, 2018

The Lakers have the ability to sign two max contracts already, and if they traded Luol Deng and Josh Hart for Leonard , they could STILL sign two max players. Leonard reportedly told San Antonio last week that he wants a trade and prefers to land in Los Angeles 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...)
Luka Modric ready for Argentina challenge after scripting Croatia victory Luka Modric ready for Argentina challenge after scripting Croatia victory
- June 19, 2018

Lionel Messi's bid to win the World Cup got off to a nightmare start as he missed a penalty and his Argentina side were surprisingly held by debutants Iceland . "There is serious trouble ahead because Nigeria have experience, they know how to counter-attack and they know how to score". "These 10 games are very little in terms of what he can bring for us". (more...)
Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to retain World No 1 ranking Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to retain World No 1 ranking
- June 18, 2018

The 36-year-old will regain the world number one ranking on Monday and is playing next week as top seed in Halle. Federer was pushed all the way by the fourth-seeded Kyrgios on Saturday, who fired down 23 aces in another battling performance at the German grasscourt tournament. (more...)
Mickelson Hits Moving Ball with Putter, Receives Sextuple Bogey
- June 17, 2018

He cited the 1995 US Open, also at Shinnecock, recalling that Neil Lancaster went out in benign morning conditions and shot an opening nine-hole score of 29 to thrust himself into contention. As for his playing partner, Andrew "Beef" Johnston? "It was odd, no one ever has those thoughts, it just happens". While the ball was still rolling, he chose to hit it, incurring a two-shot penalty and taking a 10 on the par four en-route to a +11 round of 81. (more...)
Uruguay Coach Tabarez: Salah Would Have Made Difference For Egypt Uruguay Coach Tabarez: Salah Would Have Made Difference For Egypt
- June 17, 2018

Teachers and children with Uruguayan flags sprinted out of the confines of the classroom to race around the playground and scream in joy. Uruguay is now second, also with three points. Perhaps the wisest move is to rest the Liverpool man and shift all efforts on the next two matches? With those words on the table, expect to see Salah make his World Cup debut on Friday. (more...)
Raiders QB Derek Carr intrigued by Kawhi Leonard to Lakers Raiders QB Derek Carr intrigued by Kawhi Leonard to Lakers
- June 17, 2018

Fans and experts alike have been guessing whether Leonard, who played only nine games this past season due to an injury during the 2017 playoffs, will stay with the Spurs. Whether it was leaked by his camp or by someone in the Spurs' front office, it's now public knowledge that Kawhi wants a trade out of San Antonio . (more...)
Rahane: 'Ruthless' India will not take Afghans lightly Rahane: 'Ruthless' India will not take Afghans lightly
- June 17, 2018

The left-hander has scored over 100 runs in a session before, though, doing so against Australia on debut in Mohali in 2013, and then against Sri Lanka in Galle previous year. On the very first day of the historic Test match between India and Afghanistan , an interesting record was achieved which was never done by any Indian player. (more...)
A World Cup in United States is huge win for Fox A World Cup in United States is huge win for Fox
- June 17, 2018

If you've never paid attention before, it may be time to tune in: The World Cup is the largest worldwide event for the most popular sport in the world. If you're familiar with Kodi , you could use that to find the games, which also means you need to find the sports sources to add to the app . StarHub and Mediacorp have the rights to broadcast FIFA World Cup 2018 in Singapore and you can catch all 64 matches via either service by paying SG$112.35. (more...)
Reason why Jose Mourinho is 'angered' by Liverpool's fixtures for 2018/19 campaign Reason why Jose Mourinho is 'angered' by Liverpool's fixtures for 2018/19 campaign
- June 17, 2018

No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Arsenal's new manager Unai Emery will begin his reign in north London with tricky league games against Manchester City and Chelsea . The opening round of Premier League fixtures is completed by Southampton's clash with Burnley at St Mary's and Watford taking on Brighton & Hove Albion at Vicarage Road. (more...)
Arsenal And Chelsea To Meet At Aviva Stadium In August Arsenal And Chelsea To Meet At Aviva Stadium In August
- June 15, 2018

Manchester United begin their league campaign at home to Leicester City and face a potentially tricky encounter in their third game when Tottenham Hotspur come to Old Trafford. It's going to be a tasty start to the season. United and Liverpool fans often look out for their side's upcoming clashes at Anfield and Old Trafford whenever fixtures are announced and today is surely no different. (more...)
Spain sack national coach Julen Lopetegui before start of World Cup Spain sack national coach Julen Lopetegui before start of World Cup
- June 15, 2018

Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. "We had to react, I know that whatever I do I will be criticized, I accept that". In a surprise announcement on yesterday, Real Madrid named Lopetegui as their next manager to start work after the tournament in Russia, sparking outrage among the federation and Spanish fans at the timing of the announcement. (more...)
United States, Mexico & Canada Bid Wins Vote For 2026 World Cup United States, Mexico & Canada Bid Wins Vote For 2026 World Cup
- June 15, 2018

Delegates watch the presentation of the joint bid of United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The exact cities that will host games is something that will be decided in the coming years. Philadelphia joins Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington as potential USA host cities. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix
- June 13, 2018

He took the lead role at a very pole position and guarded it with, probably, his life as he navigated the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve coasting to Victory on Sunday 10, afternoon. "Grazie", the German said to his Italy-based team before grabbing a red and yellow Ferrari flag and waving it on his way to the podium. Despite his convincing win, Vettel said the victory was not easy. (more...)
Thiem must come out firing when he faces heavy Nadal artillery Thiem must come out firing when he faces heavy Nadal artillery
- June 13, 2018

Cecchinato, who upset Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals after winning two pulsating tiebreaks, rallied and even held three set points prior to Thiem triumphing 12-10. "I think that was my chance of the match", Del Potro said of the ninth game. It rarely is for Nadal at a place he has lorded over the way no other man ever has at any Grand Slam tournament. (more...)
Where will LeBron James go once he hits free agency? Where will LeBron James go once he hits free agency?
- June 12, 2018

Obviously, you saw this year he can get to the Finals no matter what the circumstances are. James - at least partially - has already revealed as much. "I still want to be in championship mode", he said after Game 4 of the Finals. What either factor will mean for James' upcoming decision will be determined in the coming weeks. (more...)
Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win record 11th Roland Garros title
- June 11, 2018

In winning another French Open title, Nadal dropped one set the entire tournament. The younger challengers struggle to land a punch, and the last six men's Grand Slam titles have now gone in the sequence of Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal. (more...)
Salah Arrives In Russia With Egypt Squad For World Cup Salah Arrives In Russia With Egypt Squad For World Cup
- June 11, 2018

Salah scored 10 goals in Liverpool FC's run to the Champions League final before he was forced off in the Kiev showpiece. Horns blasted, snack-sellers hollered and chants of "Come Salah, Come Salah!" rang through the capital's stadium, crowded by thousands of fans keen to encourage their team ahead of their first World Cup appearance since 1990. (more...)
Liverpool deal to sign Nabil Fekir collapses as Lyon end negotiations Liverpool deal to sign Nabil Fekir collapses as Lyon end negotiations
- June 11, 2018

The French FA President's comments were music to the ears of the Liverpool faithful."He's in the middle of negotiations and I think it's done", Le Graet said. The Reds are looking to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season after their fifth-placed finish this term. Fekir came off the bench for France against the United States of America on Saturday evening. (more...)
Vettel couldn't Vettel couldn't "slalom" past "ridiculous" traffic in qualifying
- June 10, 2018

Mercedes' decision to choose the fewest number of hyper-soft tyres for this weekend out of all the teams may have contributed as neither driver had tried them until Saturday morning, but Hamilton can not blame only that as Bottas ended up on the front row. (more...)
Rob Whittaker's UFC middleweight title fight abandoned over 90 grams Rob Whittaker's UFC middleweight title fight abandoned over 90 grams
- June 10, 2018

Although Yoel Romero missed weight , negating any hopes he had at winning the middleweight belt on Saturday, White confirmed that the fight is indeed going to take place, it just won't have Robert Whittaker's middleweight strap on the line. (more...)
Argentina replace injured Manuel Lanzini with River Plate star Enzo Perez Argentina replace injured Manuel Lanzini with River Plate star Enzo Perez
- June 09, 2018

West Ham United playmaker Manuel Lanzini was ruled out of the upcoming World Cup on Friday, when news broke that he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while training with the Argentina squad ahead of the tournament. West Ham fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the news and with their superstar well in his recovery from a nasty injury. Manuel Lanzini training with the Argentina National Team. (more...)
French Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza vs Simona Halep,
- June 08, 2018

It also was a rematch of the U.S. Open final won by Stephens last September. It's just how it's happened for me", Stephens said, "I think once I get going in a tournament, I'm pretty consistent, which is good. Garbine Muguruza celebrates after victory over Maria Sharapova . Two-time major victor Kerber raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set before having to rely on a tiebreak to nudge her ahead. (more...)
Washington Capitals can clinch Stanley Cup in Gm 5 in Vegas Washington Capitals can clinch Stanley Cup in Gm 5 in Vegas
- June 08, 2018

The Golden Knights trail the Capitals 3-1, with Game 5 on Thursday in Las Vegas . Just shy of the halfway point in the third period, Caps winger Devante Smith-Pelly scored his seventh goal of the playoffs to tie the game at three goals apiece, and it was assisted by Brooks Orpik. (more...)
Stanley Cup Finals 2018: Capitals vs Stanley Cup Finals 2018: Capitals vs
- June 08, 2018

ET in Las Vegas . The Capitals won Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final 4-3 over the Vegas Golden Knights to win the series four games to one and earn the first Cup in the franchise's 43-year history. Braden Holtby was once again solid in the Washington net, turning aside 28 of the 31 shots he faced and posting a save percentage above.900 for the forth time this series . (more...)
FIFA World Cup Coverage to Leverage STATS Insights FIFA World Cup Coverage to Leverage STATS Insights
- June 08, 2018

The June 14-July 15 competition is spread across 11 cities including Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi, and Infantino, the head of the world governing body for the sport, believes that supporters are in for a real treat. A few big events have come out of Russian Federation regarding crypto-currencies in the past couple of months, most notably the announcement from Russia's State Duma Committee on State Construction to set up the framework for digital asset regulation in the country. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal Cruise Past Algeria in 3-0 Friendly Win Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal Cruise Past Algeria in 3-0 Friendly Win
- June 08, 2018

Ordinarily, £131m for a player aged 33 would seem insane, but given Ronaldo's huge marketing value and the fact he's still one of the best players on the planet, it would still be an excellent deal for United if these reports were accurate. (more...)