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Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

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Cuper said officials would continue to monitor Salah during their training session Thursday. One in five (21 percent) Moroccan fans with an opinion believe their side will win, despite sports data firm Gracenote giving them just a one per cent chance of lifting the World Cup . Read More »

Carlos Queiroz hits out at Nike for World Cup football boots issue

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As reported by Transfermarkt.de, Nike company, who supplied the Iranians cleats, ceased cooperation with the Asian team because of the sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran. ESPN reported Monday that the decision follows the USA withdrawing last month from the Iran nuclear deal. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz expressed frustration at the decision. Read More »

Bayern Munich speaks on Jerome Boateng's possible transfer

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The German is one of Jose Mourinho's priorities on a list eight potential defensive signings, and he looks to be available according to Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. It's hard to believe that Boateng is a Manchester City reject. Boateng missed the end of Bayern's Bundesliga campaign due to a hamstring injury but was still selected in Joachim Low's squad. Read More »

Diego Maradona says Mexico does not deserve to host 2026 World Cup

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In turn, Infantino gave Putin a "big, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts" for Russia's "engagement" with the World Cup . Hawsawi said a good start to the tournament was vital if the Saudis were to match the feat of the 1994 Falcons, who reached the round of 16 in the United States. Read More »

Mbappe defends Man Utd 'leader' Pogba: France players ready to follow him

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Known for his skill and blistering pace, accompanied by his impressive eye for goal , Mbappe made his first appearance for France a little over a year ago and it was immediately clear to Deschamps that he had to be involved en route to the World Cup and at the tournament itself this year: if he is good enough, he is old enough, was the coach's approach. Read More »

Report claims to show England's expected starting XI for World Cup opener

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Harry Kane will lead a youthful England squad into the World Cup as captain, and the Tottenham forward feels everyone is now ready to meet the challenges head on. To be scoring goals for Manchester United , your confidence is always going to be up", Lingard said. "I think you can see from the last two games we have started brightly and on the front foot and if you start like that it can put teams on the back foot and that is what we are looking to do come the first game". Read More »

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia - Football Match Report

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It was a convincing 5-0 victory for Russian Federation, as the host nation got three goals from two substitutes to take all three points. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two brilliant goals after Yury Gazinsky had headed the World Cup's first after 12 minutes. Read More »

Russian Women Should Avoid Sex With Foreign World Cup Fans, Lawmaker Says

Tamara Pletnyova warned women to think twice before entering into casual relationships with foreign tourists because they may end up bringing up their children alone, should they get pregnant. "I'm not a nationalist but nonetheless". More than one million worldwide tourists are expected to visit Russian Federation during the World Cup in Russian Federation between June 14 and July 15. Read More »

Ryan Fox tied for 20th, four shots off leaders at US Open

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World No 1 Dustin Johnson was struggling to find his ball in the rough at the US Open , until Sky Sports' Rich Beem trod on it! He mixed five front-nine bogeys with three on the back, as well as a double- bogey and a birdie. This was the sixth time in Woods' career he's carded three double bogeys or worse in a single round. Woods then bogeyed the par-3 second. I kept reminding myself that Lanny nearly pulled himself in a playoff in '86 with a round in the mid-60s on Sunday. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann confirms he's staying put at Atletico Madrid

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It bore an uncanny resemblance to the notorious Lebron James documentary "The Decision", a TV special aired when James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for Miami Heat . "I'm so happy. I really appreciate the club's confidence in me", Gimenez said in a statement. "The decision I make is taken with 100 percent certainty, as I did at Real Sociedad or when I came here". Read More »

Raptors pick assistant Nick Nurse as new head coach

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Casey was named head coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy, on Monday. The Toronto Raptors had the best regular season in franchise history this year, but after LeBron dealt them yet another postseason beatdown, the franchise elected to fire coach Dwane Casey . Read More »

Who will win the Golden Boot? Lionel Messi? Neymar?

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If Messi, with his extraordinary load of responsibility and curse-like burden thrust towards him by a nation that goes with his blessing of huge footballing talent, is being labelled as the next "D10S" or footballing saviour, the key that could help him achieve the prophecy of lifting the World Cup is his archangel or better yet, "Angel de la Guarda" - none other than Angel Di Maria . Read More »

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

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The North American bid projected a revenue of $11 billion for Federation Internationale de Football Association, according to a New York Times report. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty. "This shouldn't be a geopolitical discussion or decision", U.S. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Vs. GGG Rematch Date Set After Crazy Day Of Negotiations

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The two fighters had been due to fight each other in Las Vegas on May 5 before the middleweight bout was cancelled after Alvarez failed two drug tests. Most boxing experts believe Golovkin won the first fight. Golovkin remained steadfast throughout a lengthy stretch of public and private negotiations that he would not bend on his demand for a 50-50 financial split. Read More »

Robbie Williams Mars World Cup Middle Finger With His Music

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Williams said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance". "This time , the ceremony will focus on musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off, just half an hour before the start of the match, which is scheduled for 18:00 (local time )". Read More »

Dana White Sets New Date for Face-to-Face Conor McGregor Meeting

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The meeting will follow the court hearing in which McGregor will answer three charges of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief. McGregor was in Belfast at the weekend for a fight event at the SSE Arena. "He and I are meeting on the 18 th of the month", White said. At the hearing, it was revealed that McGregor's legal team and the prosecutor are still trying to iron out a plea agreement. Read More »

Nadal - The King of Clay- Wins 11th French Open Title

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So, that's it. If you tell me seven, eight years ago that I will be here at 32 years old having this trophy with me again, I will tell you that is something nearly impossible, but here we are. But once a competive first set went the way of the world number one, the plan became damage limitation and Nadal's "undecima" never looked in any doubt. Read More »

India vs Afghanistan, one-off Test

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And their recent performance against Bangladesh must have boosted their confidence. This was his seventh century in 29 Test matches. The people of India have shared the joys of millions of Afghans and the success of the players in tournament in India and elsewhere. Read More »

Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener

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Manchester United will be determined to catch their neighbours - who romped home to the title last term with a 100-point tally - and Jose Mourinho and co will begin that pursuit at home to Leicester. The promoted sides were all spared a daunting sequence of games to start the season - although all face one of the "big six" in their opening four matches. Read More »

Martial wants to leave Manchester United, claims agent

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Martial's agent Philippe Lamboley confirmed to French outlet RMC that his client had made a decision to leave United after a hard couple of seasons working with manager Jose Mourinho , as he has become a regular bench warmer and struggled to make his mark when chances came his way. Read More »

Arsenal hold talks with Uruguay and Sampdoria holding midfielder Lucas Torreira

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Arsenal are keen to quickly conclude their £26.4 million (€30m) deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and are willing to conduct the midfielder's medical in Russian Federation, according to reports in Italy. The 17-year-old had initially agreed to join the Gunners upon the expiration of his contract at the Parc des Princes, with new Gunners head coach Unai Emery playing a significant part in persuading Adli to join the club. Read More »

Giroud expected to be fit, Pogba to start against Australia - Deschamps

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Didier Deschamps said midfielder Paul Pogba , whose performances for France have been underwhelming during the recent friendlies, is "very likely" to start the World Cup opener against Australia. N'Golo Kante will also play in the French midfield, but the other spot is up for grabs between Blaise Matuidi of Juventus and Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso. Read More »

Kevin Durant: My Responsibility Is To Myself, Not The NBA's Competitive Balance

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James had suffered a hand injury after the Cavs' overtime loss in Game 1 on May 31. Having taken place on a Friday night, ratings themselves weren't necessarily going to match up with games that are played during the week or on Sundays. The Cleveland Cavaliers can offer LeBron James the most money in free agency, and that is their one distinct advantage. The Warriors' successful title defense marked the 13th time in National Basketball Association history a team has won at least two ... Read More »

Tyson Fury beat Sefer Seferi in heavyweight boxing return

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Fans will now be expecting Team Fury to take on some tougher challenges in next fights, with the The Gypsy King due to be back out on the Carl Frampton undercard on August 18 in Belfast. Seferi was seven inches shorter and almost five stones lighter than Fury, who used his reach and height to ensure there was never any danger of an upset. Read More »

NCAA passes significant transfer reforms, redshirt rule

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Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries", said council chair Blake James , athletic director at the Miami (Fla.). Under previous rules, any participation in a game meant that a player's redshirt year, which offers them an extra year of competition at some point down the road, was used up. Read More »

Fernando Hierro says Spain can not dwell on Lopetegui sacking

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Real Madrid have confirmed Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as Zinedine Zidane's successor, the 51-year-old taking over Los Blancos after the World Cup . There was widespread anger among Spanish media and fans at the timing of the announcement on the eve of the tournament, with hopes high that a revitalised side could reach the heights of three consecutive major tournament wins between 2008 and 2012, including the country's only World Cup win in 2010. Read More »

Today Only: Free tacos at Taco Bell

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Maybe a taco will cheer up the sad Cavs fans. "We know one thing is for certain, everyone will be rooting for tacos". Taco Bell will be giving away free Doritos Locos Tacos at participating locations on Wednesday thanks to the Golden State Warriors . Read More »