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The permutations and predictions for the final World Cup group matches The permutations and predictions for the final World Cup group matches
- June 25, 2018

The evening kicks off with group A's decisive games: Uruguay v Russian Federation in Samara and the dead rubber of Saudi Arabia v Egypt in Volgograd. If the match ends in a draw, Russian Federation will top the group on goal difference. Serbia were unlucky to not get at least a point against Switzerland, so could provide a massive shock against Brazil, although it seems unlikely. (more...)
Paul Pogba makes SHOCK World Cup retirement claim Paul Pogba makes SHOCK World Cup retirement claim
- June 25, 2018

Rumours of a rift between himself and Mourinho were a constant presence for the final few months of the season and now Pogba has confirmed that they did not always see eye-to-eye. The purchase of Fred will allow Pogba to operate in more offensive positions rather than cope with the many defensive responsibilities Mourinho typically places on a player. (more...)
PGA Tour: Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship PGA Tour: Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship
- June 25, 2018

McIlroy, Jordan Spieth , Jason Day, Bubba Watson and others who missed the cut at the U.S. Open will try to bounce back this week at the Travelers Championship in CT. His 31-foot blast bounced up to the flagstick and dropped for an eagle. "I think it's time for a breather, a chance to regroup and get ready for the summer season". (more...)
Argentina star is desperate and frustrated says Mascherano Argentina star is desperate and frustrated says Mascherano
- June 25, 2018

However, bouncing back will take a huge improvement in performance and strength of character so far unseen from the two-time world champions in Russian Federation. 'He's human and he has his own frustrations but he's desperate to turn the situation around, ' he added. The two countries will slug it out in the final group match that will make or mar their fate of progressing to the second round of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Jos Buttler ton helps England blank Australia 5-0 Jos Buttler ton helps England blank Australia 5-0
- June 25, 2018

Victory saw England complete their first 5-0 series sweep of Australia in any format in more than 140 years of global men's matches between the arch-rivals. The introduction of Moeen did the trick for England , the all-rounder bowling Finch with his third delivery and Marcus Stoinis falling without scoring when he picked out Ball at short fine leg two balls later. (more...)
Rybarikova Elevates Her Game to Seal First Birmingham Final in Nine Years Rybarikova Elevates Her Game to Seal First Birmingham Final in Nine Years
- June 25, 2018

The amusing thing is that we played against each other only in semifinals or finals. In the semis, she came up against Michaela Buzarnescu of Romania, and won 6-3 6-4. Kvitova and Rybarikova have played six times, with Kvitova winning five times, although this will be their first meeting on grass. Rybarikova and Kvitova are good friends off the court and Rybarikova said that while she was looking forward to being on court with Kvitova, she was well aware of the challenge facing her. (more...)
World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games
- June 25, 2018

The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. Identical records would then see qualification decided by the better result when the teams met, which would see Germany go through courtesy of their 2-1 win. A point for Spain against Morocco would see them qualify. The tournament hosts will play Uruguay at Comos Arena, with the victor claiming top spot and a game against the runner up in Group B in the last 16. (more...)
Pallasator wins the Queen Alexandra Stakes Pallasator wins the Queen Alexandra Stakes
- June 25, 2018

Of training her first Royal Ascot victor, Harrington said: "I have a lot of good people behind me and a lot of very nice owners who give me nice horses". "We've always been happy with the filly", said Alan Cooper , the Niarchoses' racing manager. I didn't come the last time for my victor. "I was getting more and more nervous because it was a very good race". (more...)
World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash
- June 25, 2018

A message posted Sunday morning on the Twitter account for Jason Johnson Racing said that the team was "heartbroken and saddened to tell you that we have lost our leader, friend, family member and our hero". "My heart goes out to Jason, his family, his friends, his competitors and his fans". Johnson, who won the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in 2016, is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and a son, Jaxx. (more...)
Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday
- June 25, 2018

After Argentina's humiliating defeat to Croatia, reports circulated that Sampaoli had lost the control of his dressing room and surrendered control to the players, namely Lionel Messi . "I still believe a lot in these players that have taken us to three finals", he added, referring to one World Cup and two Copa America finals. "There are no small teams or bad players in a World Cup , but the road is still long, we have to fight and be very strong". (more...)
Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden
- June 25, 2018

The 29-year-old substitute was targeted after giving away a free kick deep into stoppage time that led to Toni Kroos firing home a spectacular German victor. "I'm sorry that we didn't get at least one point, " Sweden coach Janne Andersson said. "Now we have to recover and we don't have much time before we have to beat Korea, when we have to play convincingly", said Kroos. (more...)
Match against Argentina like World Cup final, says Rohr Match against Argentina like World Cup final, says Rohr
- June 25, 2018

After a draw against Iceland and then crushing defeat at the hands of Croatia, Argentina were pushed on the brink of elimination. "It is going to be a hard game for them, we have to fight together and do everything possible to beat them in that game despite they have good players and are a quality side". (more...)
Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England
- June 25, 2018

The 29-year-old was supposed to turn out for Surrey in the first round of the County Championship to prepare for the Tests, a format in which he averages a modest 13.40 in England , but his stint was cancelled due to a neck injury he picked up during the IPL. (more...)
'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala found dead 3 days after going missing 'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala found dead 3 days after going missing
- June 25, 2018

Chennai: In Kerala , body of Dinu Alex, 30, a die-hard Messi fan has been recovered on Sunday around 8.30 am from Meenachil river . A team of police divers and locals on Friday June 22 searched the Meenachil river that flows by Arumannoor but were unable to trace the body. (more...)
England and Panama fans party until dawn England and Panama fans party until dawn
- June 25, 2018

The Three Lions blew away their Central American opponents with two goals apiece from John Stones and Harry Kane, as well as a Jesse Lingard strike inside the opening 45 minutes to take a 5-0 lead into the interval. "We were ruthless in front of goal", Southgate said. Substitute Felipe Baloy rewarded them with a consolation goal in the 78th minute, sliding home a free kick that was Panama's first goal in their debut World Cup. (more...)
#WC2018: Colombia eliminate Poland with 3-0 win #WC2018: Colombia eliminate Poland with 3-0 win
- June 25, 2018

Colombia could go through with a draw if Japan loses to Poland on Thursday. The 26-year old delivered two absolutely gorgeous assists with his trusty left foot in the rout - one for Yerry Mina to open the scoring in the first half and a second stunning through ball for Juan Cuadrado to bag the third and send the 30,000 Colombia fans into dreamland. (more...)
Germany apologizes for Sweden gestures
- June 24, 2018

With Germany getting in behind Sweden's full backs at will and fizzing passes across the box, it looked like it might be only a matter of time before they scored, but Toivonen's goal gave Sweden breathing space. Germany's other first-choice centre-back, Jerome Boateng, will be suspended in Kazan after being sent off against the Swedes. Khedira was also benched following a forgettable performance against Mexico for the world champions, with Marco Reus and Sebastian Rudy named in the ... (more...)
Sri Lankans admit to breaching 'spirit of cricket' v… Sri Lankans admit to breaching 'spirit of cricket' v…
- June 24, 2018

However, the ICC on Thursday confirmed he has appealed , with a date for that hearing set for Friday. Match referee Javagal Srinath , after utilising the time available to him under the code to make his decision, handed Chandimal the maximum punishment available under the code, i.e. (more...)
Hamilton takes pole in crash-marred French GP quali Hamilton takes pole in crash-marred French GP quali
- June 24, 2018

The race was the first French Grand Prix in a decade and the first at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet , a city on Fracne's southern coast between Marseille and Toulon, in almost 30 years. "Five seconds is nothing". After all the commotion, polesitter Hamilton was leading with Verstappen second, Ricciardo fourth, Vettel 11th and Bottas 13th. (more...)
Mohamed Salah Ready To Quit After Latest Falling Out With Egyptian FA Mohamed Salah Ready To Quit After Latest Falling Out With Egyptian FA
- June 24, 2018

Video of the event showed a smiling Salah sitting next to Kadyrov at the dinner table, with the leader later pinning a Chechen flag badge to Salah's shirt. Kadyrov has been in charge of Chechnya since 2007 but has been accused of human rights violations, per Sky Sports News . CNN has reported that Salah is uncomfortable with the image that has been projected during Egypt's time in Grozny, with the former Roma player unwilling to be used as a political pawn. (more...)
Points table after French Grand Prix Points table after French Grand Prix
- June 24, 2018

The Mercedes driver was flawless as his main championship rivals encountered trouble on the opening lap with Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel making contact at the first turn. Vettel took the soft tyres and emerged in 17th, his race already reduced to damage limitation. Rain threatened, but on lap 25, Verstappen pitted for fresh soft tyres, followed a lap later by Sainz. (more...)
England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout
- June 24, 2018

England fans have been reacting with glee and surprise as the national team thrashed Panama 6-1 in the World Cup . Harry Kane leads the tournament with five goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku . "Panama is like a small young child in football". A line of uniformed officers moved in just after midnight to separate the two sets of fans, while a squad in riot gear, which was on standby in a dark alleyway nearby, stood down as fans started to filter away on their own. (more...)
Serbia FA chief condemns Shaqiri & Xhaka & claims Federation Internationale de Football Association conspiracy fixed match Serbia FA chief condemns Shaqiri & Xhaka & claims Federation Internationale de Football Association conspiracy fixed match
- June 24, 2018

Whatever Arsenal fans think of Xhaka, surely not even they would begrudge him what must have been one of the most emotional goals of this World Cup , with his father having been imprisoned for campaigning for the independence of Kosovo. Shaqiri said his celebration in the Kaliningrad stadium was "just emotion" but added he was not allowed to talk about politics. Serbia were on the attack when the play was switched forward to the Stoke City winger, who stayed onside by remaining in his own ... (more...)
CSA welcomes release of ICC Future Tours Programme CSA welcomes release of ICC Future Tours Programme
- June 24, 2018

The downside for Maxwell, Agar and many others in the mix to be part of the Test XI is they nearly certainly won't play all five. SA will play two rubbers of two Tests each against the West Indies‚ and one of two matches against each of Sri Lanka‚ Pakistan‚ New Zealand and Bangladesh . (more...)
Brazil's Neymar passed fully fit ahead of Serbia match Brazil's Neymar passed fully fit ahead of Serbia match
- June 24, 2018

I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win. "Nothing in my life was ever easy and that's not going to change now". Neymar earned a penalty decision in the second half, but it was chalked off after a review by the VAR system, and Tite thought it should have stood. (more...)
Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez score in Mexico win
- June 24, 2018

While Mexico hasn't yet technically qualified for the last 16, if Sweden draws with or defeats Germany in the match now under way in Sochi, its spot in the second round will be confirmed. The Taeguk Warriors of South Korea enter the Mexico contest with a seven-game World Cup winless streak. South Korea's World Cup hopes are still alive despite defeat by Mexico on Saturday (June 23) but their coach Shin Tae-yong says there are problems with the country's domestic game that can ... (more...)
Hamilton on pole in France with Vettel third Hamilton on pole in France with Vettel third
- June 24, 2018

It's been 10 years since the last French Grand Prix , and nearly 30 years since the last race at the Circuit Paul Ricard . "They have an upgrade?" Mercedes had dominated practice and locked out the front row in qualifying. Hamilton called his run "impeccable". Despite his struggles, Hamilton managed to finish just over a tenth of a second faster than his teammate. That was one place ahead of Bottas, who was spun around by Vettel at Turn 1 on a chaotic opening lap. (more...)
England and New Zealand women re-write record books England and New Zealand women re-write record books
- June 24, 2018

The White Ferns' total was set thanks to the powerful opening duo of Bates and Sophie Devine, who were once again to the fore as the Ferns roared past the previous record - Australia's 209/4 against England, also set earlier this year. Another drop denied Shrubsole her first wicket, as Sophie Ecclestone put down a routine low chance in the covers, but England didn't have to wait long for their next breakthrough as Danielle Hazell trapped Lizelle Lee lbw for 19. (more...)
Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica
- June 24, 2018

Philippe Coutinho struck in the first minute of added time , and Neymar followed six minutes later. This time , Tite stayed as far away from Ederson as possible and escaped unscathed. Brazil's forward Philippe Coutinho (left) shoots to score a goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Jun 22, 2018. (more...)
'New level of intensity' as England reach for whitewash 'New level of intensity' as England reach for whitewash
- June 24, 2018

Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch had hit hundreds for Australia but the result was never in doubt once England openers Roy and Bairstow put on 174. Three centuries and a near century innings were manifested at the Riverside Ground on Wednesday, where the big scoring match between England and Australia thumped up for the hosts as they registered an unassailable 4-0 lead in the five match one day global series against the arch rivals. (more...)

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