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Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games


Group H was wide open even before the start, and with Senegal beating Poland 2-1 in Tuesday's other match, it may come down to goal permutations over points. The side has never gone beyond the second round, but fans will be hopeful they can build on a strong start and post their best-ever finish. It was one of our worst performances for a long time. Read More »

Hamilton wins French GP to retake lead in F1 title race


Hamilton is also hoping that the race will be more entertaining for the fans at Le Castellet than some of the more recent events which have been criticised as being too boring. Vettel believes he could have challenged Hamilton for the win, but he said the nature of his race following the incident made it hard to judge what was possible. Read More »

Kane hat-trick moves England star to front of Golden Boot race


Although Gareth Southgate's team is certain to come against tougher opponents than Panama, it would take a heart of stone not to allow English fans indulge quite such a convincing win. Lingard did get on the scoresheet in the 36th with the pick of the goals. The Manchester United forward played a 1-2 with Ashley Young and exchanged passes with Raheem Sterling before shifting the ball across and bending it into the top corner. Read More »

Shaqiri late Switzerland victor sinks Serbia


Xhaka's father was a political prisoner during this time, but both he and Shaqiri denied that their celebrations were intended as provocation towards Serbia fans. Shaqiri - whose 90th-minute victor sparked wild scenes of celebration - was born in Kosovo , the former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Read More »

Mexico defeats South Korea 2-1

Hector Herrera won the ball in the Korean half in the 66th. Balcazar netted for Mexico back at the 1954 World Cup . "Our talent and hard work have paid off". As if anyone didn't know it, Son is the team's best player by a distance. And when you take out Swansea's Ki Sung-Yun, there isn't all that much quality. Read More »

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit French Grand Prix


I hope so because Lewis's time was pretty quick. Hamilton will welcome the gift from Vettel at the start of a crucial run of three races in three weeks, one of them the British Grand Prix in two weeks' time, and five in six before the four-week summer break in August. Read More »

England Women vs South Africa Women


A battling 77-run stand for the fifth wicket saved face, if not the match, with van Niekerk top-scoring wth 58 from 44 balls before falling on the reverse sweep in the final over, with the contest already long out of reach. Pushing England's total into the realms of the record-breaking were Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt , who added 64 runs in just 4.2 overs. A day later, their counterparts, English Women, made their way into record books by registering the highest total in women's T20I , ... Read More »

Brazil vs Costa Rica : How Coutinho, Neymar broke dogged Costa Rica


Despite Brazil having one of the most talented squads in the World Cup , few would argue Willian's place in the starting XI. "I returned the ball because it was not this ball that was going to win us the game". Neymar has been offered support by his coach Tite after the Brazil star was seen crying at the end of a dramatic victory over Costa Rica . "Congratulations for the performance, guys". Read More »

England v Australia at the Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street


In a record-setting win at Trent Bridge , Alex Hales' blistering 147 off 92 balls was the highest score in England's batting. Australia coach Justin Langer hopes his side will be better for a "brutal" and record-breaking defeat by England in the third ODI at Trent Bridge on Tuesday that was "nothing like" anything he had ever seen before. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association questions Morocco for Concussion Case


The decision to allow Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat to take to the field at the World Cup on Wednesday just five days after suffering concussion has been criticised by players' union FifPro. "We took a lot of risks and we didn't get our reward". Morocco coach Herve Renard singled out Geiger in his post-match press conference, although stopped short of criticising him directly. Read More »

Marin Cilic defends Nick Kyrgios: 'We all make mistakes'


The 12-time Grand Slam champion follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors (1,256), Roger Federer (1,156), Ivan Lendl (1,068), Guillermo Vilas (949), Rafael Nadal (903), John McEnroe (881), Andre Agassi (870), Ilie Nastase (846) and Stefan Edberg (801). Read More »

Ten-Man Germany Snatch Late Winner Vs Sweden To Stay Alive


However, against Sweden, they were down to 10 men with Jerome Boateng being sent off while the scoreline was 1-1 with only seconds left for the game to end. He kept Germany alive in the World Cup and established himself as the undisputed leader of the team at a time when others of his generation had failed to do so. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 'extremely satisfied' with VAR and refereeing


They would then consult the on-field referee to tell him whether they deem an incident worthy of a review . As memories of his big moment on the world stage come flooding back ahead of Morocco's clash with Portugal this afternoon - their first meeting in a finals since 1986, when Snoddy was in charge of the game - Northern Ireland's most well known referee of the last 30 years is warning that the video technology won't have the global impact many are hoping for. Read More »

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored


Argentina's struggles in Russian Federation should come as no surprise after their pre-tournament preparations were wrecked by controversy and poor form, coupled with a reliance on a top-heavy, limited squad. Bauza lasted less than year, jettisoned in April 2017 with Argentina languishing outside the automatic qualification places soon after Claudio Tapia was elected president as part of a leadership shake-up at the AFA. Read More »

Here’s Only Thing That Could Keep LeBron James With Cavs


His 51-point, eight-rebound, and eight-assist performance epitomized his season-long heroics for a Cavs team that he nearly literally carried on his shoulders. The next few weeks are filled with plenty of unknowns. The pick could be used in a trade package, or could be used to draft somebody. That year, the Cavs selected Andrew Wiggins with the No. Read More »

Mavericks trade for rights to Luka Doncic at NBA Draft


His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks were interested. Collegiate power Duke had four players picked with Bagley, Wendell Carter Jr at number seven with Chicago and Grayson Allen going 21st with Utah in the first round and Gary Trent Jr to Portland in the second round. Read More »

Brazil vs Tunisia, Mexico vs South Korea, Germany vs Sweden Match preview


Mexico faces Sweden and Germany takes on winless South Korea in the final group matches. A loss to the Scandinavians would send the World Cup champions out at the group stage for the first time since France in 2002. In response he said: "I have no problem with that at all, I can live with it". Javier Hernandez became the first Mexico player to score 50 goals after the break with a smart turn and finish, and although Heung-min Son fired in a goal of the tournament contender late on, it was ... Read More »

Hazard defends his criticism about Romelu Lukaku

The record of 18 goals scored via spot kicks at a World Cup finals is shared by the 1990, 1998 and 2002 competitions - the former was a 24-team finals featuring 52 matches played, while the latter two editions came after the expansion to 32 teams and 64 matches. Read More »

VAR drama, Neymar breaks down in dramatic win

Costa Rica - rightly anticipating that Brazil would enjoy the lion's share of possession - sat deep but looked risky when they were given the rare opportunity to counter. Neymar faced the most devoted of markers in Costa Rica's Cristian Gamboa , the Brazilian spending most of the half hopping over scything tackles or dodging past a barging shoulder. Read More »

#WC2018: Impressive Belgium put five past Tunisia


Belgium , however, had much less trouble against the African side and had raced into a 2-0 lead in the first 16 minutes courtesy of Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku . Defeat for Tunisia leaves them all-but-out of the tournament, needing Panama to defeat England on Sunday to maintain even the smallest shred of hope of reaching the knockout rounds. Read More »

Comey Reportedly Ashamed of The Policies Coming Out of The US


He told Nick Ferrari the truth of his relationship with the President of the US. Mr Comey was extremely critical of the separation of immigrant children from their parents on the U.S. Former FBI director James Comey has accused President Donald Trump of never laughing and constantly talking about himself in a damning interview on United Kingdom radio. Read More »

'Embarrassed and disappointed' Mickelson apologizes for U.S. Open rules violation


Mickelson had caused a stir at the tournament after his blatant rules violation, hitting a still-moving ball that was in the process of rolling off the green. Mickelson, seeking his first U.S. Open championship after six second-place finishes, completed the round with an 81. "You know it's not his finest moment but hopefully he'll learn from it". Read More »

Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden

Switzerland came from behind to beat Serbia in a 2-1 win. "In spite of those of us who are Mexicans knowing that it is not offensive and isn't homophobic as Federation Internationale de Football Association see it, if there is a rule or something that bans it, it's great that it has been respected in this game and hopefully it'll continue during the World Cup ", Guardado said. Read More »

England Coach Criticises Media For Leaking Team News


The team came out three days before the first game and I didn't say anything because it's something we can't control". He added: "I made them out of edible paper and ink - I was surprised they picked them up actually, they are surprisingly willing to carry most things". Read More »

How the Nuggets' unlikely Michael Porter Jr. pick came to be


Entering college, Porter was regarded as one of the top prospects in the country. Some teams were clearly scared off by Porter's medical problems, but eventually his potential was too much to pass up, and Denver made the leap. "He's got a lot going for him if he's healthy". The freefall is going to cost Porter some money. "I feel good, and I don't think it'll take almost that (long)". Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers trade 39th pick to the Lakers for future second, cash


He was too unsafe 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. "What we noticed in all the games we went to in person was that (Wagner) is a tremendous passer, great screener in pick-and-roll situations". Mykhailiuk was an outstanding outside shooter for the Jayhawks' Final Four team, scoring 14.6 points per game while hitting 115 total 3-pointers. Read More »

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen


But, contrary to reports, Salah says has not asked to leave before Egypt's final group game against Saudi Arabia . Kadyrov also honoured Egypt and Liverpool hero Mohamed Salah during the event giving him the honourary Chechnyan citizenship. Read More »