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Players still far from clear over workings of VAR, says Kyle Walker Players still far from clear over workings of VAR, says Kyle Walker
- June 22, 2018

Speaking on Twitter, former England defender and coach Neville said "it's not fit for purpose" and added "either give the VAR refs more time and accept the delay OR the broadcasters have to be working with the VAR officials". I feel very happy for the England boys because if they hadn't have gotten there, the next couple of days would have been awful for them. "One of the things Federation Internationale de Football Association said that they would look to stop at this World Cup was ... (more...)
SBS to broadcast World Cup for two days amid Optus outrage SBS to broadcast World Cup for two days amid Optus outrage
- June 22, 2018

While SBS had been the host broadcaster for previous World Cups , Optus won the exclusive rights then faced a barrage of complaints as the tournament got underway and subscribers to Optus Sport were met with a series of crashes, connection problems and other issues during the initial games for people trying to watch on a smartphone or tablet. (more...)
JFA vindicated after Japan's opening win JFA vindicated after Japan's opening win
- June 22, 2018

Japan's win of the World Cup match against Colombia is twice sweet as the actions of Japan fans off the pitch are winning the hearts of millions. Japanese fans impressed World Cup viewers after they were seen cleaning up the stadium following their team's victory against Colombia. (more...)
Fortune favours Spain's 'Supermen' as luck proves to be Iran's kryptonite Fortune favours Spain's 'Supermen' as luck proves to be Iran's kryptonite
- June 22, 2018

As part of the latest episode of RT's The Peter Schmeichel Show, the former Man United and Denmark great spoke to Johannes Holzmuller, head of FIFA's Football Technology Innovation, to discuss the finer points of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. (more...)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek issues ultimatum to incoming manager Ruben Loftus-Cheek issues ultimatum to incoming manager
- June 22, 2018

Loftus-Cheek has already enhanced his burgeoning reputation in Russian Federation with an impressive 10-minute cameo in England's victory over Tunisia on Monday night. Newcastle eye loan swoops for Chelsea trioLoftus-Cheek excelled at Palace, forcing his way into England's World Cup squad, and now wants to kick on with his career. (more...)
Poland vs. Senegal - Football Match Report Poland vs. Senegal - Football Match Report
- June 22, 2018

Senegal took the lead in the first half following an own-goal from Thiago Cionek during the 37th minute. As a result, Senegal now sits atop Group H , tied with Japan , while Colombia and Poland are tied with zero points. Niang played a part in the opening goal as he won a challenge with Lukasz Piszczek , burst down the left and found Mane who in turn slipped the ball to Gueye. (more...)
Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes out for England Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes out for England
- June 22, 2018

England pair Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes will play no part in the rest of the one-day series against Australia due to injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. "The word chronic makes it look like it's drastic but the knee is not something I'm anxious about". Saturday's 38-run loss in the second ODI in Cardiff left Australia 2-0 down in a five-match campaign against England , the world's number one-ranked side in this format. (more...)
Injured Ben Stokes left out of England's T20 squad Injured Ben Stokes left out of England's T20 squad
- June 22, 2018

All-rounders Sam and Tom Curran have been included in the squad. Stokes has sat out England's wins at the Oval and Cardiff due to a torn left hamstring, though he is fit to bat and will begin bowling again this week. Bangladesh's Mustafizur out of Windies tour Bangladesh have left out Mustafizur Rahman from their 15-man squad for next month's Test series against West Indies after the pacer failed to recover from an injury. (more...)
Phil Mickelson apologises for hitting moving ball in US Open meltdown Phil Mickelson apologises for hitting moving ball in US Open meltdown
- June 21, 2018

With the greens notoriously fast that weekend, it appeared that Mickelson's putt would roll all the way off the green, but rather than let that happen, Lefty ran over to his still-moving ball and putted it again back towards the hole. USGA chief executive Mike Davis later revealed that Mickelson had telephoned him to clarify whether or not he should have been disqualified. "So it's just, it's us applying the rules". (more...)
Trae Young had Trae Young had "secret workout" on Saturday
- June 21, 2018

Then Wendell Carter Jr , a player shooting up draft boards in much the same way Isaac did last season, looks like a player at least worth considering . They will also be seen in upcoming campaigns and activations for the Three Stripes. Whether Thursday night is a long wait or a short one, it will be fun for Alabama basketball fans. (more...)
Wawrinka and Cilic ease to opening wins at Queen's
- June 21, 2018

But mentally, it's tough when you see how far you are and how long it will take. "I will have ups and downs in the next months and need to be patient". " The knee feels good ". "I'm feeling confident. I'm excited (to play Murray), obviously one of my better mates on tour". "So I think I'm getting better now". (more...)
France vs Peru - Preview, Live Match | 21 Jun 2018 France vs Peru - Preview, Live Match | 21 Jun 2018
- June 21, 2018

The World Cup Group C match between France and Peru will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. We are obviously not going to be able to control France all the time but we want to develop our style of play. "We will not let France push us around". A huge day of football today, which of course starts off with Australia taking on Denmark - kick-off is in just under two hours at 10pm AEST. (more...)
Atletico Madrid Announce Thomas Lemar Signing Atletico Madrid Announce Thomas Lemar Signing
- June 21, 2018

But now, that has been quashed, as the Europa League winners have managed to keep him at the club. Griezmann, currently with the France squad at the 2018 World Cup, has now demonstrated his commitment to Atletico by adding another year to his contract after meeting with the club's chief executive, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, in Russian Federation. (more...)
Raheem Sterling Dele Alli out of England vs. Panama Raheem Sterling Dele Alli out of England vs. Panama
- June 21, 2018

Carragher noted that Rashford's positive contribution after he replaced Sterling in the 68th minute gave England the impetus to break down a stubborn Tunisia rearguard. Rashford missed two training sessions in England's first week in Repino after suffering a knock to his knee at St George's Park before the squad's departure for Russian Federation, but has now proved his fitness. (more...)
Phillie Phanatic's wayward wiener hits woman in face, causes injuries Phillie Phanatic's wayward wiener hits woman in face, causes injuries
- June 21, 2018

The Phillies' big green mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, who sailed the sausage into the stands with his hot-dog launching gun, the station reported. Her facial injury requires ice every 20 minutes. A hot dog cannon can be a lot of fun at a baseball game, but sometimes it can be risky. "It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine", she said. (more...)
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic: Argentina will be our 'easiest game'
- June 21, 2018

Messi took ten shots against Iceland , but will be known for the costly penalty miss that could prove vital if Argentina struggle in the next few group games. Sampaoli surprisingly announced his team to face Iceland at a news conference 24 hours before that fixture, before claiming the move was not a sign of disrespect towards the Group D debutants. (more...)
ICC Announces Plan For World Test Championship, 13-Team ODI League
- June 21, 2018

This also includes the World Test Championship and an ODI league comprising of 13 teams. The men's CA XI will first be up against South Africa in the lead-up to their three-match ODI series in November, and in three-day fixtures against India and Sri Lanka respectively, in warm-up fixtures ahead of their Test series, while the women's CA XI, ahead of New Zealand's tour of Australia for a T20I series that begins on September 29, will play back-to-back T20s against both the sides in ... (more...)
Germany: Joachim Low insists Sweden match is must-win after loss Germany: Joachim Low insists Sweden match is must-win after loss
- June 21, 2018

In a tense, hectic match that would make anybody shake from the nerves, El Tri bent but did not break in the second half, withstanding chance after chance from the European giants for arguably its greatest World Cup victory ever. Mexico is hoping to end a streak of six straight World Cups where it has lost in the round of 16, and in a bid to end that streak Osorio added a mental coach to his staff in 2016. (more...)
Hector Cuper rues Mohamed Salah injury after Egypt loss
- June 21, 2018

Host nation Russian Federation played Saudi Arabia in the first World Cup 2018 match last Thursday. But that will be a tall order. Egypt's fate was confirmed on Wednesday as Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 to ensure both the South American nation and hosts Russian Federation will progress to the last 16 from Group A. (more...)
Senegal fans celebrate victory over Poland by cleaning the stadium Senegal fans celebrate victory over Poland by cleaning the stadium
- June 21, 2018

That's what the BBC is reporting about fans of "Samurai Blue", the Japanese national soccer team that beat Colombia's players 2-1 Tuesday in Russian Federation. Argentine network TyC Sports shared a video of the kind act, saying that instead of celebrating the victory Senegalese fans showed respect by cleaning up their sector. (more...)
Neymar leaves training session as ankle torment haunts Brazil striker Neymar leaves training session as ankle torment haunts Brazil striker
- June 20, 2018

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar played down Neymar's problem and insisted that the attacker left training as a precaution. Neymar became the most fouled player in a single World Cup game since England star Alan Shearer at the 1998 edition in France. (more...)
Livescore: Result of Iran vs Spain
- June 20, 2018

Many would say that Iran has been hard to defeat for a few years but the Iranians have never faced any team ranked in the top 20 in the World Cup. Iran's build-up to this tournament had not been smooth. In the end Ronaldo's heroics ensured that Nacho's strike will go down as one of the tournament's great forgotten goals , but it also gave fresh life to the question of whether Carvajal will slot straight back into the starting line-up. (more...)
Swansea City fans react to Lukasz Fabianski’s departure Swansea City fans react to Lukasz Fabianski’s departure
- June 20, 2018

The France U21 defender joins the Hammers on a five-year deal worth £21.9m. He becomes the third signing for the Hammers after right-back Ryan Fredricks from Fulham and Poland global goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Championship side Swansea City. (more...)
Russian Federation beats Saudi Arabia in the World Cup opener in Moscow Russian Federation beats Saudi Arabia in the World Cup opener in Moscow
- June 20, 2018

Russia , the lowest ranked side in the tournament, swamped the Asian side from the kick off and made the most of their early dominance with a fine header from Yuri Gazinksiy in the 12th minute. For weeks, the global media has pegged the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as a sleeper. "Egypt will be a different game, city and stadium". (more...)
Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
- June 20, 2018

Harry Kane is confident having a successful campaign with England in Russian Federation can help him challenge for the title to be among the best players in the world. They will get out of a group featuring two poor sides in Tunisia and Panama and they may even scrape through a round in the knock-out phase, but even in a competition lacking a genuinely top-class side, I don't believe they will get beyond the quarter-finals. (more...)
Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo
- June 20, 2018

We're talking about a World Cup that involves millions of people. "It's one of his biggest desires. I think we've recovered, though", Sampaoli said in a news conference in Nizhny Novgorod, the venue for the match against Croatia. While Messi has proved himself time and again for a decade and more at club level, worldwide glory has eluded the maestro who has had so many agonising brushes with glory in his pursuit of success with Argentina . (more...)
Iran vs Spain, 20 June 2018
- June 20, 2018

Iniesta, who scored Spain's extra-time victor on their way to victory over the Netherlands in South Africa in 2010, is playing his final World Cup having recently ended his long and successful club career with Barcelona to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe. (more...)
The Complete and Final 2018 NBA Mock Draft The Complete and Final 2018 NBA Mock Draft
- June 20, 2018

The NBA draft countdown clock is dwindling and dwindling, and it increasingly looks like the Mavericks have set their sights on Luka Doncic as a primary target. Before you incorrectly start speaking down about the talent Doncic faced overseas, at the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Doncic helped Slovenia on a Cinderella run to victory taking down the likes of National Basketball Association players such as Kristaps Porzingis , Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio , Bogdan Bogdanovic. (more...)
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...)

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