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Rescuers have freed four boys trapped in Thai cave


He added doctors assessed they were "very fit physically and mentally". Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda told reporters the rescued boys were in good health in hospital but did not give details. The only way to bring them out is by navigating dark and tight passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents, as well as oxygen-depleted air. Read More »

Fekir will seize on Liverpool transfer if Lyon agree deal - Bruno Genesio


The deal could get restructured after the World Cup in a way that fits all parties. Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio was recently unable to guarantee whether one of the key members of his side will still be at the club next season. Nabil Fekir has since been in Russian Federation on global duty representing France at this summer's World Cup, in which his nation have reached the quarter finals where they will face Uruguay. Read More »

Lonnie Walker improves in second National Basketball Association summer league game


With two days of rest, Lonnie Walker bounced back well. He recorded a block, 3 steals, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds and really led the Warriors on many of their fast breaks despite only scoring 4 points. For numerous participants at the Las Vegas NBA Summer League, which runs July 6-17, the annual competition is an obligation. San Antonio plays the Indiana Pacers at 3:30 ET on ESPN2. Read More »

Maryland reportedly issued subpoenas in connection to federal probe of hoops corruption


In February, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon denied any knowledge of any illicit payments to any players, and said the school was conducting an internal review into the allegations involving Stone. "I've always prided myself in doing things the right way". "There's no involvement with us and our staff". Court documents also say the prospect signed financial aid paperwork with Kansas on November 13, 2017, which is the same day KU announced De Sousa had signed to play basketball for the Jayhawks. Read More »

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Match-Play Event


At a Players news conference, Mickelson proposed that the two simply play each other without anyone else on the course. "We're working on a different date", said Mickelson. While I - along with basically every other golf fan for the last two decades - would have loved to see this circa 2003, with both in their primes, this is still a license for all involved to print money. Read More »

England are still improving - Gareth Southgate

Maguire broke down laughing and the nickname has stuck. England will now play the victor of the Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final in the World Cup semi-final at 7pm on Wednesday. To get through the two games we had this week, we needed all of that because we're not the finished article. "We also feel we've had events on when we've been in camp when some of those guys have been in, when the road was named at St George's after Sir Alf". Read More »

Rohit ton, Pandya power secures win


However, India's bowlers fought back in the final overs with Hardik Pandya leading the way. With Rohit at his best , India hardly had to break a sweat as they overhauled the target of 199 with more than an over to spare. The Indian captain began to gain in confidence as he hit another six off Plunkett before he fell victim of Jordan in the 15th over, caught and bowled by the bowler in a soft dismissal. Read More »

Arsenal agree €8m fee to sign French teenage midfielder

Guendouzi has reportedly agreed terms with the north London club and will put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal. Guendouzi's style of play has been compared to that of Yacine Adli, the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder who Arsenal targeted last summer. Read More »

Kim takes 4-shot lead


Sei Young Kim was a stroke behind at 63, and Brittany Marchand and Megan Khang were tied at 64. In her last six tournaments, she missed the cut five times and tied for 61st in the other. Among the notables missing the cut were last year's runner-up Ashleigh Buhai at -3, Yani Tseng at -2, last week's major victor at the PGA Women's Championship Sung Hyun Park at +1 and 13 year old amateur Alexa Pano, making her LPGA debut at +3 but with an even par 72 round on Friday. Read More »

Spotless round sees Simpson take lead after day one at Greenbrier


Joaquin Niemann, a 19-year-old Chilean in his first season as a professional, finished with a 7-under-par 63, good enough for the low-round of the morning wave and solo possession of third place. But I'm not thinking about that. Kim, also in the afternoon wave of players, also started on fire, birdieing No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5. The South Korean had 10 birdies overall and shot 62. Read More »

Verstappen enjoys comforts of home at Austrian Grand Prix


Verstappen also won the Driver of the Day award, his teammate Ricciardo was not so lucky after he retired. "Towards the end of the season going towards the last third of the championship, if you can see there is a solid amount for one of the drivers it is the unfortunate situation in every racing team that you need to look at the situation, but not now". Read More »

Lewis Hamilton questions Ferrari 'tactics' - British Grand Prix 2018


The win was Vettel's fourth of the season, 51st of his career, and once-dominant champions Mercedes' first defeat at Silverstone since 2012 before the V6 turbo hybrid era started. "I guess I wanted to give a boost to England", he said. "Well my team did an incredible job this weekend and we've got so much support and so much pressure, obviously for us all", the four-time World Champion said. Read More »

Zak Brown: 'Pressure led to Eric Boullier exit'


The once-dominant team have not won a race since 2012 or stood on the podium since 2014. "I was not consulted - I was informed about the changes and the new possibilities". " We are in the starting process of our recovery plan, and we plan to enhance our technical team ", Brown said. "We have identified an area in which our vehicle this year is weaker than last year". Read More »

Paulinho loaned back to Southern China Tigers


The deal is believed to include a mandatory option to buy at the end of the loan for £44million - more than Barcelona paid to sign him just 12 months ago. After starting all five games for his country at the World Cup, he has headed back to China with Guangzhou announcing the deal on their official website. Read More »

England make it to first semi-final in 28 years


Although Sweden rallied in the final 30 minutes, forcing two good saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , England comfortably held on for its first shutout of the tournament. Others noted that it's not the first Fortnite dance Alli has done during a game, nor is it the first time one of the dances has been performed during the World Cup. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp desperate to sign Philippe Coutinho replacement


However, there was one moment in the warmup that had Liverpool fans talking on Twitter. Manager Jurgen Klopp recently spoke about the concussion and said it was a direct explanation for his goalkeeper's gaffes on the big stage. Steven Gerrard believes former club Liverpool are realistic Premier League title contenders going into the new season. "I am delighted with where Liverpool are right now". Read More »

Wilshere move to West Ham nearly a done deal


The Gunners did offer Wilshere a new contract, but couldn't give him assurances on his game time. The Ligue 1 club are keen to sell Payet this summer and, after rifling through his big book of gullible owners, the player's agent apparently made a decision to give the Hammers a nudge. Read More »

Syracuse Basketball: Top 5 landing spots for Carmelo Anthony


Before the start of free agency, Anthony opted into the final year of his contract and the $27.9 million that comes with it. Anthony is due to make $28 million this season, his last in a five-year, $125 million contract he signed with NY before getting moved to Oklahoma City. Read More »

Top seed Simona Halep OUT as top six fall in first week


Fourteen of the women's and 16 of the men's seeds have failed to make it through to the second week of the third grand slam of the year. Last year's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko eased past the challenge of Vitalia Diatchenko , who had defeated Maria Sharapova in the first round, with a 6-0 6-4 victory. Read More »

England roar into World Cup semis


The winning goal from Maguire of Leicester City arrived just on 30 minutes, and it was another textbook set piece for England . He sent in the feed, finding Maguire straightaway from the goal. "The resilience of the team and togetherness of the team today was crucial". England manager Gareth Southgate said it was an "incredible feeling" to be through to the semi-finals. Read More »

Croatia search for missing sparks ahead of England clash

The host nation bowed out after losing 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw. "He watched, he was rooting for the team". Still, we're sure a few north of the Border will be tuning in to see them play Sweden tomorrow . This was the first time since 1994 that a team tied a match after going behind in extra-time. Chants of "Mo-lod-tsy" - an nearly untranslatable word of praise and thanks that roughly means "Good job, guys" - echoed across the dark streets of Moscow and other cities. Read More »

India Look To Clinch Series


A top edge off a back-of-a-length ball from Jake Ball ended Rohit's misery, handing Ball's first T20I wicket and India , their first blow. It is perhaps the only real concern for India emanating from that first game as the enforced new-ball pairing of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav was proven ineffective at Old Trafford. Read More »

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in World Cup semifinal


We had to be fearless tactically. "It's about execution of the tactics". "If you execute it like the players did, it makes it hard for them". Belgium is starting to dream of becoming World Cup champions after their quarter-final victory over Brazil while the South American country is searching for answers after its latest tournament heartbreak. Read More »

Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed


The match was scheduled third on Centre Court on Saturday in an attempt to avoid a direct clash with England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden. There's nothing you can say about that. 'I would have maybe, looking back on it, liked to have been a little bit more aggressive at stages. He sprung to the defence of Edmund, though, after the 23-year-old saved a break point in the fourth set when TV replays showed that the ball had bounced twice before he reached it. Read More »

Harrington hungry for victory at Irish Open


Notes: Rory McIlroy's foundation is the host of the tournament, and the field has strengthened in recent years, though it features just two from the top 10 in the world in McIlroy and Rahm. "I played nine holes today and it is a very traditional links golf course which requires an bad lot of thinking, a lot of strategy on the golf course , which hopefully will play into my hands and gives me a lot of options", said Harrington. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton hails one of the finest moments of his career


Vettel leads Hamilton by one point after nine of 21 races thanks to the Briton's misfortune in Austria. "The situation is hard to judge", said Vettel , "because we haven't seen much today and mostly collected data, and also because time is limited between the two sessions". Read More »

Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden


Following today's 2-0 waltz past sorry Sweden , the BBC crew got the party started with Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand among those in high spirits celebrating with a sing-song. In the second half, Sweden looked risky as England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was forced to produce a stunning save after Marcus Berg's towering header looked destined for the back of the net. Read More »