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Eric Dier: 'England teammate Kieran Trippier deserves recognition'

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Sterling has found his performances being placed under the microscope arguably more than any other England player by certain publications. "We as a country are united and behind the team". "They dealt with Sweden relatively easily so we know they are going to be a hard opponent and we respect them", he said. "He's had a fantastic tournament so far and hopefully he can continue to have one in the next week". Read More »

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

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Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club, when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006. Bertens and Pliskova had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time. "I've lost a lot of close ones since that match in 2010 - a lot of very, very close ones, a lot of deep five-set matches, third round especially". Read More »

Manchester City sign Mahrez in record deal

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Here is the photograph - is it Riyad Mahrez? The Algeria worldwide has signed a five-year contract with the Manchester outfit and will wear the number 26 jersey. "Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the Premier League's most exciting players". Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding. Read More »

France vs Belgium: A 'Final Quality' Match

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Didier Deschamps' men ended the opening period on top, but again Olivier Giroud looked short of confidence as the focal point of the French attack. "That's the quality that he has". Courtois, speaking in defeat, tried to pay tribute to the style of the French but accepted the more attractive style of play was not rewarded with the win. Read More »

Italian champions Juventus FC signs Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

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In Real Madrid's statement on the website, they said: " Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of the greatest symbols of the club and a unique reference for the next generation". The Brazilian, who scored two goals for his country at this summer's World Cup, was linked with Madrid in January but played down speculation, claiming he was happy at the French club. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo ends nine-year Madrid reign, joins Juventus

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With the Portuguese's departure, Karim Benzema is their only option to lead the attacking line, but the Frenchman has been out of form for the past couple of seasons. He has scored a record 120 Champions League goals , 105 of them since moving to Madrid - 12 more than Juventus managed in that same period. The signing also strikes a blow for the profile of Serie A against La Liga, which has now lost two of its three most famous players in the a year ago after Paris St Germain signed ... Read More »

Rockets lose Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo

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If Carmelo is really determined to play with CP3, who is his close friend, he could sign a team-friendly deal with Houston . The Rockets are hunting for a replacement for Trevor Ariza , who signed a one-year $15m deal with the Phoenix Suns during free agency, and hope Anthony could be the man to step in. Read More »

Gareth Southgate defends Raheem Sterling ahead of England's World Cup semi-final

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The investment-banking giant changed its prediction after Belgium defeated Brazil in the quarter finals. The charismatic 49-year-old - who is in Russian Federation as a TV pundit for English broadcaster ITV - told The Daily Mail Modric and fellow superstar Ivan Rakitic will pose problems for England in their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday they have not had to encounter thus far. Read More »

Team Sky, Froome fall short in trial

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What had once been viewed as an opportunity to make time had become a chance to gain it back after Froome lost 51 seconds to his main rivals on Saturday. It would have been nice not to have lost it in the first place. "There was way too much wind for me", said the slightly-built Porte. "In the meantime, Team Sunweb kept Tom Dumoulin at the business end of the overall standings with a ride of 38'58", conceding just 11 seconds to BMC. Read More »

France beat Belgium 1-0 to reach final

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Roberto Martinez's surprise 4-3-3 was just insane enough to confuse the Brazil defence throughout the first half of their quarter-final, which puts them in a strong position to do something similar on the counter-attack against France - particularly through the middle. Read More »

All eyes on World Cup semis

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Since then, Giroud has started all four games. It is a fantastic generation and in order to beat them we will have to play a great match. Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he knew very little of Kylian Mbappe until the season before last, though has tipped the attacker to be a star for the next 15 years. Read More »

England fans make late dash to Russian Federation for World Cup semi-final

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They have also shown versatility in defence, with their three-man backline anchored by the impressive John Stones, in front of their fearless, agile goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford . "I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50. Read More »

LeBron James puts pen to paper on £115m Los Angeles Lakers deal

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LeBron's signing further stacks the Western Conference and puts the Lakers back into the national spotlight, but the roster around him is not going to threaten Golden State or Houston as now constructed. "This is a historic moment for the Lakers and we could not feel more grateful and honored", Pelinka said. While no progress has been made, the Lakers may look significantly different come the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season opener. Read More »

Man Utd, Leicester To Open New Premier League Season

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It poached Robert Hutton, the chief executive of Eurosport, in a bid to increase its sports portfolio. Facebook saw an opportunity since Sony Pictures failed to renew their deal this year. Facebook is now limited to streaming Major League Baseball, College Basketball and occasional Champions League games in the USA in a partnership with Fox Sports. Read More »

Southgate tells England stars: 'Be bigger than 1966 heroes'

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There are a few familiar faces: Simon Rodger, who went on to play nearly 300 games for Palace, is in the middle row with the shock of blond hair; Chris Powell, who played for England and is now managing Southend, is in the middle; and, on the front row, sitting next to me, is Gareth Southgate. Read More »

Thailand Cave Rescue Saves 8 Children Trapped For Weeks Underground

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At least two more boys have been rescued from inside Thailand's Tham Luang Nang Non cave as the second phase of a rescue operation to evacuate a teen soccer team and its 25-year-old coach continues. which is developing tunneling systems for transport projects. Four of the boys were safely rescued on Sunday after rescuers carried out a risky operation, amid fears the waters will rise again to a unsafe level. Read More »

General France vs Belgium: All star combined best XI 6 hours ago

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The side accused of bottling it at the biggest stage takes on the side with no history. "Both have the right mix of youth and experience and also lots of individual talent". Chadli netted a dramatic stoppage-time victor in the round of 16 against Japan as Belgium came from two goals down to win 3-2. There could also have been a fascinating duel on the wings between French teen sensation Kylian Mbappe and his PSG team-mate Thomas Meunier but that won't happen since the Belgian is ... Read More »

Russian head coach Cherchesov: "We'll do even better at Qatar 2022!"

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Team Russia coached by Stanislav Cherchesov lost to Croatia in the quarter-final match at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on Saturday night. "Every fifth viewer thinks that England will win, 15 percent think that Belgium will win, and 14 percent believe in Croatia's victory", the pollster said in a statement. Read More »

Serena Williams extends Wimbledon winning run to make quarters

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Serena Williams figures this statistic needs an asterisk: For the first time since Wimbledon started seeding players in the 1920s, none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals. She advanced Monday with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Belinda Bencic and will next face Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation. "It's 115, and she puts the ball close to the line". Read More »

England can win Cup: 1966 hat-trick hero

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England and Croatia will square off Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET to see which nation will advance to the 2018 World Cup final. "We weren't aware of everything going on in the country as we were kept in a bubble", said Hurst, who added that none of the other teams still in Russian Federation should frighten England . Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr: 'I was Frustrated with Myself Causing Crashes Like That'

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Took the lead and ran away. "What an awesome day, man". I am out of breath. Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. Stenhouse, who finished 17th, admitted he erred in causing those two crashes. "It was okay, I think - you never know what you're going to get here", said Truex. Read More »

And is now forecasting a Belgium-England final

The toll both games have taken on the Croatia squad was evident at the end of extra time against the hosts with several players sprawled out on the turf at full-time. This choice of personnel, along with wide players Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic, would create a four-man front for England and could trouble their back three in transition should Modric pounce and exploit the spaces in behind Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young. Read More »

Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

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But with the euphoria of Saturday's win having turned into focus on Wednesday's match with Croatia , Trippier says England will be ready to go again in Moscow. "'Of course there is some power left for the English", he added. Discover the story behind England's oldest player at the World Cup , Ashley Young, from those that know him best. Read More »