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Lewis Hamilton admits French GP pole lap far from flawless Lewis Hamilton admits French GP pole lap far from flawless
- June 27, 2018

Indeed Hamilton, who used a seven-race-old power unit in Montreal a fortnight ago, admitted he was relieved simply to reach the chequered flag. Behind Vettel, the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo couldn't quite match the pace of Mercedes and Ferrari; they will start fourth and fifth. (more...)
Why Aussie keeper Ryan hopes his World Cup bills keep on rising Why Aussie keeper Ryan hopes his World Cup bills keep on rising
- June 27, 2018

I'm sure we'll all learn from it, we'll be better from the experience. "If we don't go out and do the job we need to do then there is no point in thinking about France ". That was the qualities of Australians - that's true. "I can't accept that". "It is not about van Marwijk - it is about us". "We lost two matches but returned to victory and that is no small feat, but we did expect something bigger in the grand scheme of things", he added. (more...)
Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina
- June 27, 2018

From the brink of defeat and a humiliating World Cup exit, Argentina survive and live on at Russian Federation 2018. The last time Argentina failed to progress past the group stages of the World Cup was in 2002 (W1 D1 L1), with their sole victory that year coming against Nigeria. (more...)
LA Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat LA Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat
- June 27, 2018

However, Rivers' three-plus seasons in Los Angeles saw rumors of behind-the-scenes dissent from people in the organization who felt Rivers received preferential treatment from Clippers coach Doc Rivers, his father. With the future of DeAndre Jordan in Los Angeles in question, getting Gortat means their frontcourt will have a pair of steady hands should their longtime center leave the team as a free agent or request a trade. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton could sign new Mercedes contract before British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton could sign new Mercedes contract before British Grand Prix
- June 27, 2018

The Englishman led all but one lap at the Paul Ricard Circuit to move 14 points clear of Sebastian Vettel , who finished only fifth after his collision with Bottas. Hamilton also had a close call when forced to swerve off course to avoid ramming a slow-going Stoffel Vandoorne and slalomed around two rows of bollards before returning to the flow. (more...)
Kroos keeps Germany's World Cup hopes alive with late stunner Kroos keeps Germany's World Cup hopes alive with late stunner
- June 27, 2018

Joachim Low has promise a reaction from the world champions and they are bent on giving their fans back home something to cheer about. Jansson ended up starting against South Korea because Lindelof was unable to play. Pure emotion. Everything that is right about soccer and the World Cup . Meanwhile, the Asian side will be under pressure after going down 0-1 to Sweden on Monday and are facing the prospect of being eliminated at the group stage in a second consecutive World Cup. (more...)
Cahill ready to boost Australia in crunch World Cup match, says Milligan Cahill ready to boost Australia in crunch World Cup match, says Milligan
- June 27, 2018

Cahill's chances appeared to increase when Urawa Reds front man Andrew Nabbout was ruled out with a shoulder injury following the draw with Denmark, after which midfielder Robbie Kruse received death threats from fans Down Under for a disappointing performance. (more...)
Salah apologizes after Egypt is eliminated without a point Salah apologizes after Egypt is eliminated without a point
- June 27, 2018

Mohamed Salah will also start for Egypt , despite reports he was considering quitting the national team over a controversial appearances alongside Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. He took it down in between two defenders and then lobbed the goalkeeper with his next touch from 18 yards, giving Egypt the 1-0 lead. A minute later, he parried away a goal-bound header from Muhannad Asiri. (more...)
Kangaroo stops play during Australian woman's soccer match Kangaroo stops play during Australian woman's soccer match
- June 27, 2018

Canberra FC Ladies were losing by a goal to nil to Belconnen United Ladies when a kangaroo invaded the pitch and refused to leave. He ignored officials attempting to scare him away, and was unmoved by multiple soccer balls tossed his way. Video showed it apparently using its long hind legs and powerful tail to deflect balls from the goal area. "It didn't react. It just kind of lay down", Harvey said. (more...)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses training ahead of England World Cup clash Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses training ahead of England World Cup clash
- June 27, 2018

Southgate is mindful of giving as many players in his squad the chance to play and not least because of his own experience as he, along with Martin Keown, was not used at the 2002 World Cup . Belgium has reasons other than fatigue to rotate its players. Easy answer: the knockout games. "It is his (Southgate's) decision, I guess", said Kane, who leads the running for the Golden Boot award with five goals in two games. (more...)
Brave Iceland sunk by late Croatia strike Brave Iceland sunk by late Croatia strike
- June 27, 2018

A win or a draw against Iceland clinches first place for Croatia , and they still likely would top the group even if they lost and Nigeria won because the African nation would need to make up a five-goal deficit in the goal-differential tiebreaker. (more...)
Sampaoli convinced Argentina's World Cup will restart against Nigeria Sampaoli convinced Argentina's World Cup will restart against Nigeria
- June 26, 2018

Argentina have never finished their group stages without a victory and the last time they exited at this stage was in 2002. However, it only got worse from there - another disjointed effort in attack, and calamitous errors in defense were met by a lethal Croatian side in their next match. (more...)
Maradona shows middle fingers on camera as Argentina score victor
- June 26, 2018

As pressure goes, few will be under more than Argentina's beleaguered coach Jorge Sampaoli who has, we believe, survived a palace coup and will coach the side for their decisive clash against Nigeria. "We played against France, Denmark and Peru , in all three games we gave good performances and this team has really improved since the day I started working with them", he said. (more...)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez eyes record after scoring in win vs. Russian Federation Uruguay's Luis Suarez eyes record after scoring in win vs. Russian Federation
- June 26, 2018

Russian Federation had a couple of half-chances to equalise in the second half as Denis Cheryshev stung the hands of Fernando Muslera and Artem Dzyuba headed into the ground and over from a corner. Egyptian TV commentator Abdel Rahim Mohamed reportedly died from a heart attack on Monday after Saudi Arabia defeated Egypt 2-1 in the World Cup, according to Egypt Today . (more...)
Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup
- June 26, 2018

The Koreans were in sombre mood after the match only to arrive at the airport to learn the 94th-minute victor by Toni Kroos for Germany against Sweden had produced a lifeline. The last match between these clubs was a friendly back in 2009, which was a 1-0 victory for Sweden. "He's one of the best players in the world, and I am more than convinced we'll see him in this tournament again". (more...)
James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP
- June 26, 2018

It's completely ridiculous that the league's MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and Most Improved Player of the Year isn't named until two months after the regular season ends. Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference. In this picture, Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers flexes while the fans react to a dunk by Joel Embiid in the second quarter against ... (more...)
Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi's not to blame for anything
- June 26, 2018

Achilles, who resides in the city's Hermitage museum, was held aloft for photographers then placed on a table in front of two bowls of food marked with Nigeria and Argentina flags. For Argentina it's been a catastrophe of a World Cup so far. Most staggeringly, Messi is still yet to hit the back of the net having seen his penalty versus Iceland saved and only offering one shot on target against Croatia . (more...)
Portugal go through amid VAR-ious decisions, Latest Football News Portugal go through amid VAR-ious decisions, Latest Football News
- June 26, 2018

If the video replay system was created to erase controversy from football, then it had quite the opposite effect during Portugal's stormy 1-1 draw with Iran in a dramatic World Cup match on Monday. Aged 45 years and 161 days, Egypt's Essam El-Hadary has made history as the oldest player ever to feature at a World Cup, beating the previous record held by Colombia's Faryd Mondragon by a whopping two years and 158 days. (more...)
#WorldCupWith360nobs: Super Eagles ‘Won’t Lose’ Against Iceland - Rohr #WorldCupWith360nobs: Super Eagles ‘Won’t Lose’ Against Iceland - Rohr
- June 26, 2018

Iceland has just a quarter of the population of Buenos Aires, but they didn't let that phase them as they crowded Argentina out of the game. After an on-pitch VAR review at the 82nd-minute, Iceland were given a penalty. Musa replaced Iwobi in the second half of that game and impressed with his direct running and movement. Nigeria absolutely must lift the lethargic tempo they demonstrated in defeat by Croatia and do more than Argentina did to hurt their opponents. (more...)
Watch the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 live stream online from Sonoma Raceway Watch the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 live stream online from Sonoma Raceway
- June 26, 2018

TRUEX'S TURN?: Defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr . starts on the front row. Truex won at Sonoma in 2013 and led several laps of last year's road race before engine trouble sidelined him with a disappointing finish. "My Ford is a little better than me when it comes to this day". That doesn't make him much better at navigating them in a stock auto . He has finished in the Top 10 in five of the last six races this season. (more...)
WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself
- June 26, 2018

Speaking Tuesday to NBC's "Today," Mark and Kym Hilinski said the Mayo Clinic conducted the autopsy on Tyler, who died at 21 on January 16 in Pullman, Washington. "[Tyler] had the brain of a 65-year-old, which is really hard to take", his father said. His parents said they had no signs that he was suffering from depression or mental illness. (more...)
Cesc Fabregas plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup showing Cesc Fabregas plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup showing
- June 26, 2018

The Estudiantes president, who featured alongside Messi at the 2010 World Cup , also questioned Jorge Sampaoli's decision to leave Mauro Icardi out of his World Cup squad, saying only the national team coach knows why the in-form goalscorer was excluded. (more...)
Australia bow out as Peru claim World Cup consolation victory
- June 26, 2018

Australia had needed to beat Peru and for France to defeat Denmark so the result was academic for the Socceroos. Talk of history and Peru's return to the World Cup after 36 years has embodied their journey, but perhaps in hailing the achievement of Ricardo Gareca's men in making it to the tournament, they forgot to perform once they got there. (more...)
Children, coach trapped in flooded cave in Thailand, Latest World News Children, coach trapped in flooded cave in Thailand, Latest World News
- June 26, 2018

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach entered the cave in Chiang Rai province on Saturday. Despite heavy rains that have obstructed searches, officials believe they are still alive. At a prayer session Monday evening, some of the boys' relatives walked inside the cave entrance, their cries echoing off the walls. "We have drawing out water from the cave, and we're (currently) looking for more water pumps" and long cables with which to power the pumps, he said. (more...)
Uruguay Beat Hosts Russia To Win Group A Uruguay Beat Hosts Russia To Win Group A
- June 26, 2018

Denis Cheryshev's own goal compounded Russia's misery 13 minutes later, with Smolnikov's dismissal - for a second yellow card issued after a foul on Edinson Cavani prior to half time - all but ending hopes of a comeback. Things then got worse for Russian Federation when Smolnikov, already on a yellow card, was sent off after taking down Laxalt. They were presented with a great opportunity to open the scoring in the 10th minute from a free-kick on the edge of the box, and Suarez didn't ... (more...)
Ronaldo quiets Iran fans down from hotel room before Portugal match
- June 26, 2018

At about noon on Monday, Portugal players had a quick walk around the hotel, but did not tour around the city as they did before other matches in Russian Federation. Meanwhile, Uruguay has beaten Russian Federation 3-0 in their final Group A match in the FIFA World Cup. Over in Group A, Russian Federation and Uruguay are through, but top spot is up for grabs as they go head to head. (more...)
World Cup Group B match report Spain v Morocco 25 June 2018 World Cup Group B match report Spain v Morocco 25 June 2018
- June 26, 2018

With Portugal also drawing with Iran , Spain progressed as group victor because it scored more goals and next plays host Russian Federation on Sunday in Moscow, while Portugal plays Uruguay in Sochi a day earlier. "I'm going to repeat that our initial goal was to be at the top of the group and we've reached that goal". "There's no need to panic, but we do need to evaluate ourselves generally and individually, we can all contribute more and be more balanced defensively and solid so we ... (more...)
Eagles prepare for St. Petersburg’s cold ahead of clash with Argentina Eagles prepare for St. Petersburg’s cold ahead of clash with Argentina
- June 26, 2018

Nigeria will take delight in ending potentially Lionel Messi's last World Cup for Argentina despite their love and admiration for the five-time world player of the year, promised Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr . Through two matches, he has taken four shots, and with Argentina likely to dominate possession against Nigeria , he could add a couple more on Tuesday. (more...)
Denmark vs France at Luzhniki Stadium
- June 26, 2018

On the other side of the coin, France looks like a team that is not playing well. "It will be a tough match tomorrow". France are very good on the counter with skilful players so we can't play the same way, we need to be strong defensively. (more...)
Rafael Nadal returns to number one ahead of Roger Federer before Wimbledon Rafael Nadal returns to number one ahead of Roger Federer before Wimbledon
- June 26, 2018

World number one Rafa Nadal will warm up for next month's Wimbledon Championships by playing two exhibition matches at the Aspall Tennis Classic in Hurlingham this week. Coric is the first Croatian to reach the final at Halle and now has two ATP titles to his name after winning in Marrakesh in 2017. Federer put pressure on Coric's serve in the second set and converted a break point in the eighth game to force a decider. (more...)

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