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Japan reach last 16 despite loss to Poland


A Japan win or draw would remove any doubt for the Samurai Blue , but a loss would open the door for both Colombia and Senegal to pip them to the group's two knockout bids. All four of Japan's scorers in the previous two games were left on the bench, but the Japanese still had more of the chances in the first half. Then came the goal all of Japan was dreading. Read More »

Colombia Dealt Rodriguez Blow Against Senegal


After years of struggling to progress to the latter stages, James Rodriguez's tournament-topping six goals steered Colombia to their best ever finish of the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago. Senegal's competitive edge increased despite the setback, Keita Balde and Ismaila Sarr taking aim as Mane's pace repeatedly threatened, and a second-best Colombia were then dealt an injury blow when Rodriguez was forced off (30), thumping the turf as he made way for Luis Muriel. Read More »

Wayne Rooney: Everton striker completes move to MLS side DC United


Rooney, who turns 33 in October, will occupy a designated player spot on the club's roster and he will be officially added to the squad when the transfer window reopens on 10 July, pending receipt of worldwide clearance. "He is a world-class player, and he elevates those around him, both through his work ethic and winning mentality". "We are beyond excited to add someone of Rooney's caliber". Read More »

England 0 Belgium 1: Januzaj stunner claims Group G top spot


Their final game presented the usual conundrum for teams already through with a game to spare: Do you try to keep the momentum going with your starters, or cycle in reserves to fight for a place and give the regulars a rest? Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is handed his first start of the World Cup , in place of Kane, who has five goals to his name already. Read More »

Spain tops, Portugal second


Spain enter their final group match on four points, equal with Portugal but with top spot up for grabs. By the time the game kicks off in Kaliningrad, Spain will know whether Russian Federation or Uruguay have won Group A and have a better idea of their next possible rival, but the fact they can't risk a heavy defeat means coach Fernando Hierro will pick his strongest possible 11. Read More »

Belgian PM surprises UK's May with World Cup shirt


With 35 Premier League players from the 2017/18 campaign playing for either England or Belgium during the World Cup there will be plenty of familiar faces on show. Mr Varadkar said: "I am here in Brussels in Belgium so of course I am going to be cheering for the home team". That would mean we top the group and then we can move forward. Read More »

Senegal 'magicians' hope to do Africa proud at World Cup

After England lost 1-0 to Belgium , they will take on Colombia in the last-16 on Tuesday at 7pm. This is the first World Cup in which every team has scored at least twice. As it turns out, Japan and Senegal were ridiculously tied. Senegal became the final team to be eliminated from the group stage of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday, and it happened in the most gut-wrenching fashion imaginable. Read More »

Lakers' plan unfolding: Want Kawhi as LeBron sweetener


The Lakers would be giving up a lot of their young core and future stars but ultimately, setting themselves ahead to be favorites to take out the 2018-19 championship and de-throne the Warriors. Kuzma's posts come in the wake of reports this week that the Lakers are renewing their efforts to acquire Leonard. If the Lakers balk at the Spurs' price for Leonard, perhaps the Spurs deal Leonard elsewhere. Read More »

Serbia 0 - 2 Brazil - Match Report & Highlights

Tite's side needed two late goals from Phillipe Coutinho and Neymar to secure a victory against Costa Rica in their previous round. Serbia can still attempt to soak up the inevitable pressure from Brazil and hit them on the counter, or try and take advantage of set pieces with Aleksandar Mitrovic leading the way. Read More »

Egypt part company with Hector Cuper


Egypt failed to pick any point in their campaign in Group A at the tournament as they lost all their three games against Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Cuper joined Egypt in 2015 and guided them to second place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations before sealing their spot at the 2018 World Cup. World football governing body FIFA intends to clarify the reason for Mohamed Salah's absence at Monday's post-match press conference which the Egyptian football star should have attended. Read More »

Watson overhauls faltering Casey to win Travelers title


Watson, who won for the third time in 2018, pulled into a tie with four birdies on a six-hole stretch capped by No. 15. The roving rodent did little to help McIlroy's focus as he carved his three-wood way right and ended up making a bogey, and he lost further ground on the leaders when his blocked tee-shot to the short fifth resulted in another dropped shot. Read More »

Djokovic ready for Wimbledon despite Queen's final defeat


The opening set went on serve until Djokovic broke Cilic on his third break-point of the 12th game after Cilic himself had a chance to break at 5-5 to take it 7-5. "Last year I had a match point and couldn't convert it, this year it was Novak". Will he get his hands back on the trophy or will it be Djokovic to add his name to the roll of honour? But the world number six survived that threat and then stormed back from 4-1 down to take the second set tie-break. Read More »

Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option


The team at the top of Leonard's list is reportedly the Los Angeles Lakers . All of that has turned up the heat on the Lakers to trade for Leonard, who has made it no secret he wants out of San Antonio. Leonard played only nine games this past season after suffering a leg injury. That was enough to enact his own rule of not trading any stars to a team in his conference and set them up for years to come. Read More »

Mourinho tells Pogba he can leave Manchester United


Premier League giants Manchester United on Thursday finally confirmed Brazilian midfielder Fred's switch from Ukrainian side Shaktar Donetsk. United completed the capture of 25-year-old Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk following defender Diogo Dalot through the doors at Old Trafford. Read More »

‘#KingsJames’: Billboard Floats Idea of LeBron James Playing for Sacramento


However, it is expected by many that he will leave the Quicken Loans Arena for a team capable of challenging the Golden State Warriors, especially after they swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals earlier this month. It's unclear how many teams James is potentially interested in this time, but it sounds like the process will be much more similar to 2014 than 2010. Read More »

Media laud Swiss win over Serbia but blast celebrations


He joins team-mates Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri , who are the subject of disciplinary proceedings after making politically-motivated gestures during their celebrations. Lichtsteiner also made the gesture during the match. "I understand them. I think it's normal, it's part of their life". The gesture was for everyone who has supported me, it was not aimed at our opponents. Read More »

India Eye Win Against Ireland In Their 100th T20I

To note, India haven't played too much worldwide cricket in last few months and this game will help the team to get in touch before they take on England. Dhoni and Raina are the other current' members from that playing eleven nine years ago. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will look to put up a better performance after having aggregated just 286 runs from 14 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches for Mumbai Indians (MI) this season. Read More »

Denmark-France stalemate 'worst World Cup game ever'

Appointed in January and out of a job now that their tournament is over, the coach praised his team and said the country should have its "heads up" despite finishing bottom of Group C with only one point. Craig Foster has taken aim at the Australian football setup after the Socceroos' World Cup campaign ended with a disappointing 2-0 loss to Peru in the last group game. Read More »

Liverpool: Keita squad number confirmed after surprise Gerrard gesture


The 23-year-old midfielder was presented with the shirt by the former Reds captain when the £48m deal to take him from RB Leipzig to Anfield was initially agreed last August . He told me a lot about the team and the club. "I chose Liverpool because it is a team I watched often - and I also spoke a lot about it with Sadio [Mane]". Read More »

Nasa Hataoka claims first LPGA Tour title in record-breaking fashion


Hataoka shot an 8-under 63 to run away with the tournament at Pinnacle Country Club on Sunday . Hataoka was paired with ninth-ranked Minjee Lee of Australia and third-ranked Lexi Thompson of the United States in the last group. Her younger sister, Ariya, is already a two-time victor this year and shot an opening-round 66. She's pretty long off the tee and just rolls it on the greens. Read More »

NBCSN to broadcast England-Belgium in World Cup

There is a balance to be struck between resting players and maintaining momentum following the victories against Tunisia and Panama, which secured qualification for the last 16. "We play against them near enough every week". "The bookings do come into it and I thought Southgate might have taken Ruben Loftus-Cheek off but he trusted him to manage his game and that says a lot". Read More »

FIFA fines Poland for 'political and offensive' World Cup banner


FIFA's Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Argentinian Football Association with a fine of 105,000 Swiss Francs, and a warning. It did not go into detail about what the offending banner looked like. The Polish Football Association has opted not to comment on the matter. Furthermore, a preliminary investigation has been opened against the Serbian national team coach, Mladen Krstajic, for alleged statements made in the aftermath of the said match. Read More »

Hirving Lozano's father admits "there has been an approach by Barcelona"


PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano has told the EFE Agency in Spain that he is very happy to be linked with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid off the back of his World Cup displays. South Korea created a chance to take an early lead as a cross set up a volley for Lee Yong, but Lozano sprinted into the frame at the last second to spoil the chance. Read More »

Kiwis trio may be called on for Sharks clash


Stand-off Kodi Nikorima shrugged off the attempted tackle of Jonny Lomax who appeared to be still feeling the effects of a late hit from Martin Tapau, to get centre Esan Marsters over for the game's first try . "The clubs in the 80s didn't want Origin but there were strong enough men to say that's what we need and we need a lot of people to stand up for worldwide rugby league now because this is the next horizon". Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Brave Iceland sunk by late Perisic strike


Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson was philosophical. Croatia have won three consecutive World Cup matches for the first time . Luka Modric led the Croats for 65 minutes before being substituted. "This is a big new win for Croatia ". There is no special celebration, let's go further , step by step through the tournament. Iceland's maiden World Cup campaign, meanwhile, has ended with a first-round departure. Read More »

Wimbledon organisers hand 25th seeding to Serena Williams


The 31-year-old - who spent almost 11 months off the court due to a hip injury and then a subsequent operation - has not yet committed himself to play at Wimbledon and is due to play compatriot Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne later Wednesday. In an interview with Good Morning America published on Tuesday, Serena, however, outlined her belief that the rules should be changed to reflect women's right to return to tennis as a job at the same level that they left, as in other walks of life. Read More »

Musa’s brace gives Nigeria World Cup game win over Iceland


Musa's opening goal came in the 49th minute when he connecting a handsome pass from Victor Moses and beat the Iceland goalkeeper with a powerful shot. Okala told News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that he, however, had been on a celebration mood since the game started. Just four minutes into the second half, Ahmed Musa opened the scoring for The Super Eagles with a attractive shot. Read More »

Relieved Lionel Messi grateful at surviving Nigeria ordeal


Argentina and Lionel Messi progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side. Messi, whose 64 career goals for Argentina , missed a penalty in Argentina's opening match, a 1-1 draw with Iceland. Maradona's dribbles were recorded over 21 World Cup appearances, while Messi broke the record in his 18th World Cup game. Read More »