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Federer saves two match points to reach Halle last eight

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The Swiss great, who won his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart on Sunday, is just two match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass. Federer is back in a familiar spot in Halle, which models its centre court after its namesake at the All England club, as he works to fine-tune with a Wimbledon title defence starting a week from Monday. Read More »

Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018

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At Volgograd, the oldest person to play in a World Cup match gave up a pair of goals Monday, as Saudi Arabia beat Egypt 2-1 in the other Group A match between teams that had already been eliminated. The Sky Blues doubled their lead in the 23rd minute after Diego Laxalt's strike from outside the box took a huge deflection off Denis Cheryshev and sailed into the back of the net, 2-0. Read More »

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

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Toni Kroos of Germany celebrates scoring his side's winning goal against Sweden. "I can be criticised for my performance. but there is a line, and that line was crossed yesterday", Durmaz said in a statement he read out to reporters at the team's Black Sea coast base in Gelendzhik on Sunday. Read More »

'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players

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Maradona insisted he "would love" to meet the Argentina players before the critical Nigeria game - and suggested that several of his former teammates should join him for the meeting. 'Leo is fine, ' Mascherano said . Will Argentina get the result they need on Tuesday night? "He is a human being who has his frustrations because things haven't worked out, but so are we all". Read More »

McLaren open to Ricciardo, Red Bull confident he will stay

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Depending on which team he signs with in the 2019 season , he may not end up driving a Honda-powered vehicle for the team. McLaren openly expressed an interest in Australian Daniel Ricciardo on Friday, but Red Bull boss Christian Horner was confident the Australian Formula One driver would be staying with his team. Read More »

I had issues with Mourinho, reveals Pogba

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Pogba said: "It was a better season than the previous one". "It was an experience". Players tend to announce that worldwide competitions are their last ones when they're at the end of their careers but the former Juventus man has explained why he feels this may be his last. Read More »

I had issues with Mourinho, reveals Pogba

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Pogba said: "It was a better season than the previous one". "It was an experience". Players tend to announce that worldwide competitions are their last ones when they're at the end of their careers but the former Juventus man has explained why he feels this may be his last. Read More »

Houston Astros player switches look during game, still goes hitless

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The quick follicular change was subtle, but did not make it past the folks at Cut4. Houston Astros' third baseman Alex Bregman certainly hopes so. It played. It was Jeff Kent-esque. "It was on top of his lip when he stabbed that soft liner in the first inning which got us out of that jam. It's been DFA'd. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony Opts In for Final Year of OKC Thunder Contract

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Last season ended in disappointment for the Oklahoma City Thunder . Anthony told ESPN's Royce Young , "I'm not sacrificing no bench role". Letting the deadline pass will lock in Anthony's full salary for next season but doesn't guarantee that he will continue his career in Oklahoma City. Read More »

Buttler hundred guides England to 5-0 series sweep of Australia

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England , the world's top-ranked ODI side, are the tournament hosts for the 2019 World Cup. Australia captain Paine said the loss in Manchester was hard to take. England were 66 for five off 16 overs when "lunch" was taken. Rashid was sent back for 20 and that brought Australia back in the game. Australia captain Tim Paine , meanwhile, admitted he let the pressure get to him after the tourists suffered a 5-0 defeat in the ODI series. Read More »

Lahiri Starts Travelers Championships with 3-under 69; Spieth in Lead

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Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., and Nick Taylor of Abbotsford did not make the cut. England's Paul Casey is one shot ahead of McIlroy after his round of 67 to trail Harman by two shots on eight under. "It's fun playing with good friends". "It's cool because I get to see actual PGA pros that I usually watch on the TV and today I actually get to see them in real life", said Brennan Meyers of Berlin. Read More »

Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina

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But Alba defended Messi, who is still searching for his first senior trophy with Argentina . As Argentina and their star player Lionel Messi fight to stay in the World Cup , Diego Maradona has sent a message of support to the Barcelona forward. Read More »

A massive chocolate cake! Moscow confectioners’ gift for Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday

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It was the South American nation's biggest defeat in the group stages of the World Cup since 1958, when they lost 1-6 to Czechoslovakia. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (R) attends a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, near Moscow , Russia on June 24, 2018 ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match against Nigeria to be held in Saint Petersbourg on June 26. Read More »

Can Iran cause an upset against Ronaldo's Portugal?

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Russia: Qualified. Will top the group if they avoid defeat against Uruguay . Euro 2016 champions Portugal and Iberian neighbours Spain were strongly tipped to progress from Group B, and with one game remaining that looks to be the case. Read More »

Brazil's Temer congratulates national soccer team for first victory in World Cup

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However, the Sir Walter may find that the offer hits them in the pocket with Neymar now the most-fouled player in the tournament in Russian Federation after two games. Mitrovic told a news conference: "I think there is more pressure on Brazil , because they are not accustomed to this situation, that they can fall into the first round, while we have nothing to lose". Read More »

It's not just Ronaldo playing Iran, Portuguese coach says

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Following a draw against Spain and a win against Morocco , Portugal only need a draw in order to book a ticket to the next round with Morocco already knocked out. The European sides will not only aim for victory but will also try to outscore each other with the top spot in the group set to be decided on goal difference. Read More »

Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland match

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The player said in a post-match interview his celebration was "just emotion" but added he was not allowed to talk about politics. 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. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Vs Egypt, 25 June 208

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The first match was a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay, whereas the second was a 3-1 loss to Russian Federation. The Saudis have scored just twice in their past five games - of which they won none - while their opponents have also not claimed victory in their past five matches. Read More »

Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup

Nearly immediately threats began to appear on Durmaz's Instagram account. On Sunday, the Sweden squad addressed the media at training. "They have very fast and alert forwards, they are probably the opposite of Sweden, who have a strong and physical presence, whereas South Korea play with small, speedy and alert players", said Werner. Read More »

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'

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Twenty-five-year-old Musa, whose Instagram followers increased by 70 per cent since his goals revived the Eagles' World Cup hopes after their opening defeat to Croatia, will again be the focus in the encounter. Surprisingly, in the 2016 Euros, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo had struck 10 failed shots at goal in their 1-1 draw against Iceland. Messi and Ronaldo have had one each - from 17 and 15 games respectively. Read More »

Mo Salah Could Quit Egyptian National Team over Chechnya Controversy

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The Egyptian FA tweeted a photo of Salah alongside Kadyrov on Friday at the banquet where he was given honorary citizenship. He proudly showed him off at the court, where he took multiple photographs with him. A source with knowledge of Salah's position on the matter has confirmed this to be correct to ESPN FC, adding that the player is now considering his worldwide future. Read More »

Missing county has been blessing in disguise, says Virat Kohli

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I have had good practice and I am absolutely ready to go. "This is an exciting time because what happened in South Africa we are actually looking forward to playing more hard Test cricket", said Kohli. "But yes, as the captain of the team I'd like to put in performances myself and I like to take the team along, motivate them and boost them in any way possible". Read More »

Messi fan writes chilling note, goes missing

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Dinu Alex has been reported missing since 5 am on Friday. Even as circumstances indicate that Dinu was dejected at the team losing the match and left home, the police said that they are looking into all possible angles. I am going down into the depths", a report in NDTV said. Meanwhile, firefighters are scouring the length and breadth of a river that flows near his house in Arumanoor, Kottayam . Read More »

W.C: Xhaka, Shaqiri in hot water after controversial celebrations

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The tabloid Blick took a similar line. Shaqiri is now at the World Cup with Switzerland and is likely to resolve his future when his country exit the competition. "We sought that he changes the boots. It was a provocation, we were playing against Switzerland, not Kosovo", team official Jovan Surbatovic told Serbian state-run broadcaster RTS. Read More »