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German FA concede humbling group stage exit was deserved German FA concede humbling group stage exit was deserved
- June 28, 2018

Despite the loss, and because of South Korea's win over Germany , Mexico also advances as runners-up in the group. Die Mannschaft, as Germany's team is nicknamed, had won the last World Cup in 2014 and were favourites to win this year. (more...)
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez could make 10 changes for England Belgium boss Roberto Martinez could make 10 changes for England
- June 28, 2018

Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches. The team with the "greater" (less negative) score would win the tiebreaker - as things stand, England is ahead of Belgium , with a score of -2 thanks to two yellow cards , compared to Belgium's -3 on three yellows. (more...)
Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Northwest Arkansas title Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Northwest Arkansas title
- June 28, 2018

Hataoka ranked 152 in greens in regulation last season. She picked up another shot at the par-3 11th, but had to wait until the 18th for her final red number after rattling off six consecutive pars. She rolled in 26 putts on Sunday and 24 on Friday. "I've been hitting it and putting it pretty well coming into this event", said Lee. Before ending her title drought in April, a tie for 10th had been Ko's best result this year. (more...)
PCB calls on Akmal to explain match-fixing comments PCB calls on Akmal to explain match-fixing comments
- June 28, 2018

In a recent TV interview, the 28-year-old batsman revealed that he was offered a huge amount of money to spot-fix the game against India in the 2015 World Cup. This is the protocol administered by cricket's highest governing authority to crack down the deep-rooted corruption in the sport and hence players are obligated to report approaches of nature as such as Umar's so that they can be tracked down and the right measures be taken to prevent a repeat of such an activity. (more...)
Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach
- June 28, 2018

You don't know what will happen and now, not all the top teams have got through. England would join Uruguay and Croatia as the only teams to win all three of their group games and, in doing so, set up a last-16 tie against the runner-up in Group H. (more...)
Have the Celtics made another offer for Kawhi Leonard? Have the Celtics made another offer for Kawhi Leonard?
- June 28, 2018

Meanwhile, current Spurs player Pau Gasol recently spoke on Leonard's future, noting that he doesn't think any amount of money will fix the Spurs-Leonard relationship. A sign-and-trade with Julius Randle is a possibility. ESPN also reports that the Lakers have been looking to somehow acquire a future first-round pick in trade talks in recent days in hopes of sweetening the pot. (more...)
Body found in freezer at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game Body found in freezer at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game
- June 28, 2018

Police said the Atlanta Braves are working with investigators. PREVIOUS STORY: COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA)- Authorities responded to SunTrust Park Tuesday afternoon after a body was found inside a walk-in beer cooler. "This is his dream since he was a kid", his aunt, Fran Kuchta, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . According to United States patent records, the 48-year-old inventor filed for a patent in November 2014 for 'a new nozzle for a beer valve tap and a new foamless beer tap ... (more...)
Switzerland set up Sweden last-16 clash after Costa Rica draw Switzerland set up Sweden last-16 clash after Costa Rica draw
- June 28, 2018

Earlier Blerim Dzemaili had thumped home in the first half to give Switzerland the lead against the run-of-play in the 31st minute against the team who finished bottom of Group E. Substitute Josip Drmic put Switzerland 2-1 up in the 88th minute. Switzerland took the lead when Dzemaili emphatically converted from close range after a fine headed knock-down by Breel Embolo. (more...)
AC Milan handed two-year ban from European competitions AC Milan handed two-year ban from European competitions
- June 28, 2018

AC Milan have been a handed two-year ban from European competitions following a breach of FFP rules. The Rossoneri had been due to enter the Europa League next season after finishing sixth in Serie A , but their place will now be taken by Atalanta , while Sampdoria have taken the final place. (more...)
World Cup favourites Brazil beat Serbia to finish top of Group E World Cup favourites Brazil beat Serbia to finish top of Group E
- June 28, 2018

A second goal demoralised Serbia as Brazil regained their fluency, the influential Coutinho seeing a fine shot deflected narrowly wide and Stojkovic twice denying an onrushing Neymar, as they closed out the win with relative ease. Brazil could also advance with a loss if Switzerland loses to Costa Rica and Brazil maintains the tiebreaker edge. This will be the second meeting between Serbia and Brazil with the former as an independent nation - their first encounter was in a ... (more...)
Naby Keita joins Liverpool takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt Naby Keita joins Liverpool takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt
- June 27, 2018

However, the Guinean wanted to ensure that he was in the best possible shape going into pre-season with his new club and as such, he requested the extra session. "I would like to be able to achieve a similar kind of season with them - but even better". "It was an incredible day for me". He is somebody who always showed respect, who gave his all on the pitch, somebody who is loved here. (more...)
Brazil danced and dumped Serbia to book Mexico in last 16
- June 27, 2018

The full-back had previously started both of Brazil's outings at this World Cup, a 1-1 draw against Switzerland and 2-0 victory over Costa Rica. Paulinho raced on to a through ball from Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho and lobbed goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic with a smart finish. (more...)
Hector Cuper leaves role as Egypt boss after World Cup exit Hector Cuper leaves role as Egypt boss after World Cup exit
- June 27, 2018

Hector Cuper will not return as Egypt's coach after his team lost all three group-stage games in their first World Cup appearance in 28 years. Fans will point to the injury sustained by star man Mohamed Salah in the build-up to the tournament. (more...)
Watson reels in Casey for Travelers win Watson reels in Casey for Travelers win
- June 27, 2018

But, Bubba Watson wasn't the only one taking home a trophy tonight. But the lefty shot one of the PGA Tour's best closing rounds this season, coming from six shots down to claim his third Travelers title at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. (more...)
Cilic saves match point to beat Djokovic for title Cilic saves match point to beat Djokovic for title
- June 27, 2018

He deserved to win and came up with some big shots. There was no such angst here, but plenty of tension. Kygios has been in excellent touch on the grass courts in England, and hopes to have a profitable Wimbledon campaign, beginning July 2. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard adamant about trade, Spurs unwilling to budge Kawhi Leonard adamant about trade, Spurs unwilling to budge
- June 27, 2018

But league executives aren't so sure the Lakers need to make pre-emptory moves in order to get James to come to LA. Landing Leonard would be a huge first step in the Lakers attempting to sign big free agents like LeBron James and Paul George in free agency, creating a core of star players to bring the team back to relevance in the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Virat Kohli & Co Eye Positive Start To Long English Virat Kohli & Co Eye Positive Start To Long English
- June 27, 2018

India , who are now standing at the number three spot in the ICC T20I rankings, will aim to climb up to the top of the standings when they head into the series against Ireland and England, beginning June 27. Wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will operate in tandem at the expense of young and talented Washington Sundar as Kohli would want his wreckers-in-chief to get a taste of the conditions early in the tour. (more...)
LeBron James doesn't want elaborate recruiting pitches LeBron James doesn't want elaborate recruiting pitches
- June 27, 2018

Last summer, Chris Paul took part in a similar power play. Isaiah Thomas #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a basket against Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. But the 76ers are definitely in the conversation, maybe more than ever before. Thanks to National Basketball Association rules, the Cavs can sign James to a contract bigger and longer than anyone else can - a five-year deal worth more than $200 million. (more...)
Battling Swiss unchanged for Serbia showdown Battling Swiss unchanged for Serbia showdown
- June 27, 2018

However, many fans noticed a symbol that both Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri made to celebrate their respective goals. Winger Shaqiri was born in Kosovo and midfielder Xhaka was born to Albanian parents who were originally from Serbia . (more...)
Magic Johnson is 'excited about' Lonzo Ball's offseason improvement Magic Johnson is 'excited about' Lonzo Ball's offseason improvement
- June 27, 2018

Plenty theorized that it might have something to do with the team's big-name free agent targets. Johnson said he is prepared to fly anywhere at a moment's notice once free agency begins to meet with free agents. Johnson said he has no idea whether the Lakers' pitch will be well-received, but he also feels confident in his task. "I'm excited about, if you look at his body now, it's completely different than last season", Magic said during an interview on Spectrum SportsNet on Tuesday, ... (more...)
Russia 2018: FIFA hammer falls on Argentina, Croatia Russia 2018: FIFA hammer falls on Argentina, Croatia
- June 27, 2018

FIFA has fined Argentina's soccer federation 105,000 Swiss francs ($A145,000) for offensive behaviour by fans including fighting and anti-gay chants at the loss against Croatia. Furthermore, a preliminary investigation has been opened against the Serbian national team coach, Mladen Krstajic, for alleged statements made in the aftermath of the said match. (more...)
Bennett's England beat NZ in Denver debut Bennett's England beat NZ in Denver debut
- June 27, 2018

Jamayne Isaako added both conversions to make it 12-0 but the introduction of substitutes Connor and Scott Taylor introduced much-needed impetus for England , with the latter coming up with two tryscoring passes to get them back into the contest. (more...)
Croatia ends Iceland’s first World Cup run, will face Denmark next Croatia ends Iceland’s first World Cup run, will face Denmark next
- June 27, 2018

Iceland may well be boosted by news Croatia make nine changes from the win over Argentina but they have also shuffled the pack a little, making three tweaks after defeat to Nigeria last time out. Iceland reacted swiftly. Sverrir Ingason forced Kalinic into another spectacular save seconds before his header shaved the top of the bar. Iceland's World Cup dream is over after qualifying for its first-ever World Cup . (more...)
Serena Williams named 25th seed for Wimbledon 2018 Serena Williams named 25th seed for Wimbledon 2018
- June 27, 2018

Williams is now ranked 183rd in the world after returning to the tour in March following the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, in September 2017. That's the major reason we play for thirteen days and not on the middle Sunday - the court gets absolutely soaked that day to make sure it doesn't die.' Henman also spoke about what Wimbledon could introduce in the future: 'I feel we need an interim stadium . (more...)
Iceland has to beware comedown from Argentina high Iceland has to beware comedown from Argentina high
- June 27, 2018

Four minutes into the second half, Musa broke the deadlock for the Super Eagles with a attractive strike in the box following a cross from Victor Moses , 1-0. However, that never transpired, and Iceland withered, as Nigeria profited from the midfielder's less advanced role in the side. With a final score of 2-0, the match now leaves Nigeria with a chance to go through to the elimination rounds if they beat Lionel Messi and Argentina in their next match. (more...)
Chechen strongman makes Salah honorary citizen Chechen strongman makes Salah honorary citizen
- June 27, 2018

The award came during an honorary banquet held for the Egypt team at Kadyrov's palace in Grozny, a city he has rebuilt after two devastating wars , with ample support from the Kremlin. Kadyrov took charge of Chechnya in 2007, backed by Kremlin to impose tight control in the Muslim region where Russian Federation had fought two brutal and costly wars to crush separatists since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (more...)
"Strange match" awaits England and Belgium
- June 27, 2018

This will be the fourth meeting of the two nations in major tournaments. England and Belgium, already qualified from World Cup Group G, meet on Thursday in what Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini says could be a "strange match". And that would be a shame for the fans. Kane celebrates scoring his side's second. "Everyone is chilled but everybody wants to win, especially when things aren't going our way", continued Rashford. (more...)
Arsenal ace Ozil sweats on Germany coach Low recall Arsenal ace Ozil sweats on Germany coach Low recall
- June 27, 2018

Germany coach Joachim Loew said he was not aware of any taunting. Although few have given South Korea a chance of causing an upset following defeats to Sweden and Mexico, all four teams are still mathematically in contention for a top-two finish. (more...)
Paul George Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Pitch Leaked Ahead Of Mini-Series Paul George Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Pitch Leaked Ahead Of Mini-Series
- June 27, 2018

Of course, George grew up in Palmdale, Calif. and played his college ball at Fresno State. The last time ESPN aired a special on a player's impending free agency and their decision, the city of Cleveland lost their collective minds and nearly burned the town down after LeBron James bolted to Miami. (more...)
Body found in freezer at SunTrust Park in Atlanta Body found in freezer at SunTrust Park in Atlanta
- June 27, 2018

The investigation is ongoing and police wouldn't say whether or not foul play was suspected. WXIA reports authorities said the body was found in a freezer inside the ballpark. O'Hara said the Braves are cooperating with the investigation. No word on if this will impact any services during Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. (more...)

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