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Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games
- June 20, 2018

In this act of kindness, some Senegalese supporters opted to help out after the game by cleaning up the mess that had all been left behind. With their surprise win against Colombia on Tuesday, the Japanese soccer team won their first World Cup game since 2010. (more...)
Why Jordan Spieth Wasn’t Bothered By Phil Mickelson’s U.S. Open Antics Why Jordan Spieth Wasn’t Bothered By Phil Mickelson’s U.S. Open Antics
- June 20, 2018

Australian major victor Elkington joined a chorus of former players and fans calling for five-time major victor Mickelson to be disqualified from the Shinnecock Hills event in NY after his freakish meltdown. "I was playing it worse than most and wanted to get to the next hole eventually, which I did". Some of the pin positions were impossible to get at, to even leave yourself a 25-foot uphill putt. (more...)
Future Hall of Famer Dwight Howard keeps getting traded Future Hall of Famer Dwight Howard keeps getting traded
- June 20, 2018

In the deal, the Nets will send two future second-round picks, cash and center Timofey Mozgov to the Hornets for Howard. He now has a three-year, $70.5 million contract, which he signed with the Hawks in 2016. The Nets will save almost $17 million on the trade in the 2019-20 season, allowing them to create two max salary slots for 2019 free agency. Dwight Howard had a very good season, averaging 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds with 1.6 blocks per game. (more...)
Uruguay turn to golden oldies against Saudi Arabia Uruguay turn to golden oldies against Saudi Arabia
- June 20, 2018

Mohammed Al-Breik will make the attempt. Anyway, he was off his game in the first match and Uruguay as a whole were so-so against Egypt , needing a late victor from Jose Gimenez to win by the single goal. This is Luis Suarez's 100th worldwide cap. A statement has since been posted to social media by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, confirming that "all the Saudi national team players are safe, ' and explaining the fire was a result of 'a technical failure in one of the airplane ... (more...)
Alan Sugar issues statement following offensive tweet about the Senegal football team Alan Sugar issues statement following offensive tweet about the Senegal football team
- June 20, 2018

Although in his opinion he actually meant that they were "multi-tasking resourceful chaps", but it did not go down well with social media users who accused him of being racist. But I will pull it down if you insist'. And another wrote: "In case you missed it, here's the vile, racist c-- Lord Sugar posted this morning". "I will be writing to the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards and the BBC , calling for an immediate investigation". (more...)
Tunisia need to discover goal touch to progress in World Cup Tunisia need to discover goal touch to progress in World Cup
- June 20, 2018

I get on very well with him. They used the pace in the team well, stayed on the front foot and took the upper hand. It wasn't just his goals, the Spurs striker was a menace throughout for his opposing defence, provoking them to delve into dark arts at times in order to halt his progress. (more...)
Spurs' Popovich, Leonard meet ahead of National Basketball Association draft Spurs' Popovich, Leonard meet ahead of National Basketball Association draft
- June 20, 2018

San Antonio has been prioritizing working through the issues with Leonard, but they have encouraged rival teams to present an offer if they so choose. Leonard can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019 and is eligible this off-season for a five-year, super-max contract worth $219 million. An ESPN report in May said the Spurs were anxious Leonard's group - led by uncle Dennis Robertson and agent Mitch Frankel - intentionally sought to sabotage the team's relationship with Leonard in hopes ... (more...)
We Must Make Ronaldo 'Less Exceptional,' Says Morocco Boss Renard
- June 20, 2018

The last time Ronaldo and Benatia faced each other was in April in a Champions League quarterfinal match. Ronaldo, 33, became the oldest scorer of a hat-trick in World Cup history and just the fourth player to find the back of the net at four different editions of the tournament. (more...)
Brazil hold their breath as superstar Neymar limps out of training
- June 20, 2018

Although Rodrigo Lamer said Neymar wouldn't receive any special treatment as he was "fully fit", the player was only able to complete a small part of the session. The Selecao were without their talisman for the World Cup semi-final with Germany four years ago and infamously lost 7-1 in his absence. "He was referred to physical therapy, and he stayed there today and he will be there tomorrow morning, but he will train tomorrow afternoon". (more...)
Kane you believe it! England erupts Kane you believe it! England erupts
- June 20, 2018

With 15 goals in 25 appearances - including a record of 10 in 10 during Gareth Southgate's managerial reign - the Tottenham forward is out on his own as England's danger man in Russian Federation. Is he the best number nine in the world? Yet with Kane increasingly shouldering the goal scoring burden, Southgate will know that others have to start weighing in with their share if the team are to go far. (more...)
Maurizio Sarri will be a success at Chelsea, says Kalidou Koulibaly Maurizio Sarri will be a success at Chelsea, says Kalidou Koulibaly
- June 20, 2018

Senegal surprised everyone with a dominant performance over Poland in their first group game of the World Cup last night. The agent of Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has confirmed that his client is delighted to be linked with a return back to his former club this summer. (more...)
Portugal privileged to have 'humble' Ronaldo, says Pepe Portugal privileged to have 'humble' Ronaldo, says Pepe
- June 20, 2018

The 33-year-old was born and raised in Madeira. Ronaldo's hat-trick saw him move onto 84 global goals , level with Ferenc Puskas for the most by a European. Ronaldo was already seated on the bus when the boy escaped the security to reach the back door of the team bus. Surprises, a win, and a historic performance: these are some of the aspirations that all Moroccans have in mind, even those who lost faith after Morocco's defeat against Iran . (more...)
Arsenal signing Bernd Leno has message for Bayer Leverkusen fans Arsenal signing Bernd Leno has message for Bayer Leverkusen fans
- June 20, 2018

Wright posted on Twitter: "I know exactly what Jack is going through & it is heartbreaking knowing that you have to leave Arsenal Football Club". The 26-year-old German worldwide is set to join the Gunners after 304 appearances for Leverkusen, who he joined from Stuttgart in 2011. (more...)
Ashwin: We’ve done everything we can to date, says SuperSport Ashwin: We’ve done everything we can to date, says SuperSport
- June 20, 2018

At the time, Willemse's comments indicated a racial dispute between him and the two other presenters, Nick Mallet and Naas Botha . Hloni Mtimkulu is covering that story. "We've done what we can as a business in appointing a reputable, independent individual to conduct the review and also referring our report to the Human Rights Commission of South Africa", said Khobane. (more...)
Koepka wins second straight US Open Championship Koepka wins second straight US Open Championship
- June 20, 2018

Fleetwood's traveling party-including his manager, who happens to also be his wife, and his nine-month-old son Franklin-figured their nighttime flight would be a safe bet to catch. Dustin Johnson at least gets one more round to try to redeem himself in the U.S. Open. He was back in the lead when everyone around him couldn't hang on. (more...)
Neymar limps out of Brazil training session Neymar limps out of Brazil training session
- June 20, 2018

The Brazilian football confederation says the injury is not serious, adding Neymar left as a precaution and would be back in training tomorrow. Given that this was only a recovery day for those who started the draw with Switzerland , Neymar's absence is not serious and this knock is not yet thought to be a great worry, however it only adds to the team's growing worries in Russian Federation. (more...)
Russia on brink of last 16, beats Egypt 3-1 Russia on brink of last 16, beats Egypt 3-1
- June 20, 2018

Denis Cheryshev, with his third goal of the World Cup, and striker Artyom Dzyuba then scored in quick succession before Salah won and converted a consolation penalty in his first game back after 3 1/2 weeks out with a shoulder injury. "Whether I will continue or not, we will have to see". "He is important to us and I say that with all due respect to the other players in the Egyptian squad". (more...)
Fekir could still join Liverpool this summer Fekir could still join Liverpool this summer
- June 20, 2018

Lyon had released a statement earlier this month claiming they have ended all negotiations with Liverpool , however it remains to be seen whether a deal will be completed after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russian Federation, where Fekir is part of France's squad. (more...)
Portugal 'stronger than Morocco', says Andre Silva
- June 20, 2018

Andre Silva will relish playing with "the best in the world" Cristiano Ronaldo if he is picked to start alongside the Real Madrid star for Portugal against Morocco at the World Cup. Aside from rubbing salt in the wounds of their Iberian rivals following the sacking of Spain coach Julen Lopetegui, Ronaldo's late equaliser puts Portugal in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stage if they beat Morocco , in just the second meeting between the two nations. (more...)
Real Madrid set to swoop in and snatch signature of Liverpool target Real Madrid set to swoop in and snatch signature of Liverpool target
- June 20, 2018

Those in power in Madrid feel that a deal can be completed for a lower fee than Roma have demanded to this point, with 60m euros seen as the magic number which could unlock Brazil's No. "I have read with much amusement the quotes attributed to me about the transfer market", he said in a statement on the club's official Twitter account. (more...)
Live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts Live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
- June 20, 2018

Egypt right-back Ahmed Fathi, who captained the side in the last game, has shaken off a minor muscle problem. Russian Federation scored more goals in the first game of the 2018 World Cup than in the whole of the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where they netted just twice in three group matches. (more...)
Russian Federation vs. Egypt live stream Russian Federation vs. Egypt live stream
- June 20, 2018

Tuesday's Russian Federation vs Egypt 2018 World Cup soccer game marks the first time this tournament that teams play their second match. The way he shuffled off at the end, as Russia's substitutes rushed on to celebrate a 3-1 victory in Group A, suggested even he knew it was a long shot. (more...)
The incredible reaction in Walkabout Sheffield after England's last-minute victor against Tunisia The incredible reaction in Walkabout Sheffield after England's last-minute victor against Tunisia
- June 20, 2018

England face Panama in Nizhny Novgorod at 13:00 BST on Sunday. France, Sweden, and Peru have been awarded penalties at this World Cup after the video assistant referee prompted the referee to review footage. Sterling is proving to be a puzzle for Southgate, though. "Hopefully I am OK", Alli said after the game. 'The England section was in the bottom tier but we were told we couldn't hang flags down there, despite Tunisia fans having their display at the front at the opposite end. (more...)
Johanna Konta beats Donna Vekic to reach Nottingham final Johanna Konta beats Donna Vekic to reach Nottingham final
- June 20, 2018

Konta defeated her vanquisher in last year's Nottingham final - Donna Vekic - in yesterday's semifinal and was aiming to be the first British woman to win a WTA singles title at home since Sue Barker in 1981. "Do you fully understand that?" Konta and Vekic were halted by rain, giving Barty a recovery edge. Elsewhere, second-seed Australian teenager Alex de Minaur eased past Belarusian fourth seed Ilya Ivashka, 6-2, 6-4, in the ATP Challenger event to set up a Sunday showdown with ... (more...)
England beat Australia by 242 runs in 3rd ODI, win series England beat Australia by 242 runs in 3rd ODI, win series
- June 20, 2018

Led by Alex Hales' 147 from 92 deliveries and Jonny Bairstow , who clubbed 139 from the same number of balls, the world's No.1-ranked side dismantled Australia's inexperienced attack. Australia captain Tim Paine tried everything to stop the bleeding - using eight bowlers - but nothing worked. Ashton Agar looked to have trapped Bairstow lbw for 27 but he was reprieved on review with the ball shown to be going over the stumps and he was then dropped by Marcus Stoinis four balls later at ... (more...)
Russian Federation on brink of next stage after beating Egypt Russian Federation on brink of next stage after beating Egypt
- June 19, 2018

For Egypt , star man Mohamed Salah , playing his first game after a month of injury, appeared tentative, and unwilling to embark on his famously devastating runs towards goal, though the Liverpool attacker still looked like the Pharaohs' most risky outlet, with a shot that whistled past the post. (more...)
Star forward starts for Egypt in crucial World Cup clash against Russian Federation
- June 19, 2018

But he was forced to quit as football federation president in December because of his alleged role in running a doping programme that got Russia banned from last winter's Olympic Games. Cheryshev's son, former Real Madrid midfielder Denis, will be hoping to line up against Salah in midweek after stepping off the bench to bag a brace in a 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia . (more...)
Tunisia vs. England - Football Match Report
- June 19, 2018

Ferdinand: " England set their stall out from the start and their intensity and idea to press the ball in the first half was ideal because it sets the tone and it is hard to deal with". "When you win you can put them (missed chances) to bed". "It's a massive boost, a massive bonus, we kept going. That's what these games are about - it's a World Cup - you go until the last second and I'm absolutely buzzing". (more...)
Russian goalkeeper reluctant to talk about Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah’s return Russian goalkeeper reluctant to talk about Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah’s return
- June 19, 2018

Mohamed Salah is "an exceptional player but not a world-class football star", says Dmitri Cheryshev, as his son prepares to meet the Liverpool forward in Egypt's clash with Russian Federation at World Cup 2018. "We understand how to do this and tomorrow you will see this". The 22-year-old scored once and assisted twice in Russia's opening match, and depending on how far his team goes, he could be an early contender for one of the best young players of the tournament. (more...)
Belgium beat Panama with two moments of individual brilliance Belgium beat Panama with two moments of individual brilliance
- June 19, 2018

But which players will Martinez be most pleased with after the win tonight? "An introduction to a World Cup is always a special but hard moment", Martinez said. Eden Hazard , meanwhile, will look to cut in from the left-hand side at will, as he has become famed for at Chelsea, and attack the heart of Panama's defence with his pacey and powerful direct runs through the channels. (more...)

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