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England World Cup penalty hero Pickford says he did the homework England World Cup penalty hero Pickford says he did the homework
- July 04, 2018

England face a tricky last 16 tie against Colombia on Tuesday, but Real Madrid legend Salgado has backed the striker to carry on his goalscoring run. Marks & Spencer have reported that sales of waistcoats have soared by 35 per cent since the tournament began two weeks ago in a phenomenon that's being called "the Gareth Southgate effect". (more...)
Spain break World Cup passing record Spain break World Cup passing record
- July 04, 2018

We are leaving this World Cup without losing a single match, and that is a fact. Man-of-the-match Akinfeev denied Spain's Diego Costa a clear chance on goal in the 44th minute, and at the stroke of half-time, his sharp reflexes were on display again as he dived on the far right corner to keep out Diego Costa's header after Paul Isco had sent in a cross from the left wing. (more...)
'Psychic' Octopus That Predicted World Cup Matches Has Been Killed For Food 'Psychic' Octopus That Predicted World Cup Matches Has Been Killed For Food
- July 04, 2018

An octopus that correctly predicted all of Japan's World Cup results has gone from psychic to sushi - thanks to a fisherman who thought the creature would be more profitable to him as a meal. In 2010, Paul the octopus became an global star after correctly predicting the results of all Germany's games in the 2010 World Cup , as well as the final - in which it backed Spain to win. (more...)
India make two changes for England tour India make two changes for England tour
- July 04, 2018

The twin injuries mean golden opportunities to other players. On the other hand, Krunal Pandya has been doing great as an all rounder for Mumbai Indians since a long time. Krunal, however, hasn't been impressive, but he has been rewarded for his good show in the IPL and domestic circuit. The left-arm spinner is a wily bowler in the middle overs and an attacking lower order batsman who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for more than a few seasons. (more...)
Rescuers Should Learn From British Cave Team Rescuers Should Learn From British Cave Team
- July 04, 2018

Thai navy SEAL commander Rear Adm. Arpakorn Yookongkaew said a team of seven SEALs, including medics, are with the boys and looking after them. "Let them get them out first", she said of the trapped team. "Diving is not easy", Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said in Bangkok on Tuesday. They completed the hard journey to find Pattaya Beach flooded, so swam on and found the boys about 400m away. (more...)
Spain fall victim to own patience and Russian resistance Spain fall victim to own patience and Russian resistance
- July 04, 2018

A penalty shoot-out is basically a lottery, and we weren't lucky. Hernandez is 38 and left the national team after Spain's first-round elimination in 2014. Spain coach Fernando Hierro left veteran playmaker Iniesta on the bench as he chose defensive midfielders Sergio Busquets and Koke behind the offensive trio of Isco, first-time starter Marco Asensio and David Silva. (more...)
England can 'hurt' any team in the World Cup, says Welbeck England can 'hurt' any team in the World Cup, says Welbeck
- July 04, 2018

If EVERY contestant was an England player. "If England win I'll try to be gracious, I'll have a lot of unhappy students who all seem very confident they can beat us". "We will do our analysis of Colombia ". Almost two thirds (63%) say the tournament is not the same without Ireland playing, but that this doesn't stop them supporting other teams. (more...)
Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon in style with powerful straight sets win Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon in style with powerful straight sets win
- July 04, 2018

I feel like even more so, I'm even more competitive.it definitely surprises me a little because I thought, you know, it would be different. The 23-time Grand Slam victor enjoyed a comfortable win over Arantxa Rus . I told her, 'Look, I'm going to stop. "I took a lot of time off with serving". Deadspin's report last week said Williams has been tested five times this year ― more than double the number of tests for other top American women's tennis players. (more...)
James could return against England James could return against England
- July 04, 2018

Uruguay vs. France (3 pm BST) and Brazil vs. Belgium (7 pm BST) is set for Friday, while Russian Federation vs. Croatia (7 pm BST) and Sweden vs. Colombia/England (3 pm BST) takes place on Saturday. " Harry Kane is an emblematic player who has demonstrated his quality at this World Cup but we are not only facing him, we're playing against the whole England team, who have a lot of key players", said Sanchez, who knows English football well, having spent two seasons with Aston Villa from ... (more...)
El Chiringuito: Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid El Chiringuito: Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid
- July 04, 2018

But Moggi, however, said that it will be wrong for Juve to get the 33-year-old for €30million salary. But the Italian press seem convinced a deal will be reached with the front page of Sunday's Tuttosport proclaiming: "Ronaldo-Juve, what a story!" " Everyone should remember that I had a deal to buy him as a kid, Ronaldo, but [Marcelo] Salas said no, so it didn't happen ". (more...)
England vs Colombia: England vs Colombia: "One of our hearts will be broken"
- July 03, 2018

He flew in on Monday with friend and fellow Town fan Laurie Smith, 22, after deciding to belatedly join the World Cup party. We may be experiencing a heatwave in 2018, but twenty years ago it was very different. "I'm just focused on doing my best and the more I stay away from that and focus on my game and myself the better I will be". After beating Ecuador in the World Cup in Germany in 2006, England has subsequently failed to beat Portugal, Germany, Italy and Iceland in sudden death ... (more...)
Sports Senegal crash out of World Cup Sports Senegal crash out of World Cup
- July 03, 2018

And after playing two matches, the South Americans find themselves lying at the third spot in the table courtesy to a 3-0 victory over Poland. Colombia had got off to a poor start and suffered a blow early on when playmaker and talisman James Rodriguez was forced off injured. (more...)
Sons of Salto Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez drive Uruguay’s campaign Sons of Salto Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez drive Uruguay’s campaign
- July 03, 2018

Portugal bowed out of Russian Federation 2018 on Saturday, with Uruguay prevailing 2-1 in the last-16 encounter courtesy of a brilliant brace from Edinson Cavani . If Cavani doesn't recover in time, coach Oscar Tabarez could replace him with Cristhian Stuani.. "As the captain of Portugal , I know how hard we have worked and we must be proud of the team", he added. (more...)
How Roger Federer made a young female fan’s day at Wimbledon 2018 How Roger Federer made a young female fan’s day at Wimbledon 2018
- July 03, 2018

His most recent contract with Nike expired in March, and he had been rumored to be considering a switch. But it was only delaying the inevitable as Federer, embarking on his 20th Wimbledon campaign, finished off surely one of his shortest matches with a 6-1 6-3 6-4 victory taking just one hour and 19 minutes. (more...)
Chris Paul staying with Rockets; LeBron James signs with the Lakers Chris Paul staying with Rockets; LeBron James signs with the Lakers
- July 03, 2018

As a 24-year old, Grant averaged 20.3 minutes per game with 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. The Nuggets are reportedly trying to take their shot at a meeting with James , but for now let's focus on the original four teams in the mix and where they stand after LeBron's opt-out and the first few dominos to fall in free agency. (more...)
Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil
- July 03, 2018

Mexico looked more threatening when it came to attack in the first-half. "They talked too much, and they are going home", Neymar said to reporters after the game according to Sporting News . It was Brazil's 227th goal at the World Cup, meaning they overtake Germany as the all-time top scorers. But not before trying a stamp on Layun himself. (more...)
Barcelona pull out of chase for Chelsea's Willian Barcelona pull out of chase for Chelsea's Willian
- July 03, 2018

Willian has spent very successfully and productive 4 years at Stamford Bridge and he has contracted with the club till 2020. The Telegraph claims that the only way the Brazilian will end up at Old Trafford next season is if United agree to send Martial in the opposite direction. (more...)
Tearful Japan fans crushed by last-gasp loss to Belgium Tearful Japan fans crushed by last-gasp loss to Belgium
- July 03, 2018

This is from yesterday - yes, he gets stood on, but what follows is shameful play-acting done to try and get the opposing player a red card. It was the third time Japan has failed to make the last eight in the World Cup and maybe the closest it came to succeeding. (more...)
Real Madrid's official statement on Neymar rumours sparks suspicious fan reaction Real Madrid's official statement on Neymar rumours sparks suspicious fan reaction
- July 03, 2018

TVE claimed that Neymar's move to Madrid would smash the current world-record signing held by the Brazilian, who moved to PSG for £198m in August 2017, but the Spanish giants were quick to air their disapproval of the move on their website. (more...)
LeBron Will Wear #23 For Lakers; Jersey Pre-Orders, Ticket Prices Skyrocket LeBron Will Wear #23 For Lakers; Jersey Pre-Orders, Ticket Prices Skyrocket
- July 03, 2018

Zlatan welcomed LeBron in a way that only he could. LeBron, you came home and delivered the ultimate goal. For a lot of people though, the move was just an excuse to make a few jokes. And a big one is Steph Curry. However, he had endured frustration with the Cleveland Cavaliers, culminating in this season's clean sweep defeat to the Golden State Warriors in last month's National Basketball Association finals. (more...)
Australias Finch smashes own record for highest T20I score Australias Finch smashes own record for highest T20I score
- July 03, 2018

When Finch departed, rather bizarrely by being hit wicket, he had become the highest run scorer in T20I. Finch's sparkling innings of 172 came off just 76 deliveries and included a stunning 16 fours and 10 sixes. D'Arcy Short was his opening partner and both also notched the highest ever partnership of 223 runs in T20Is and the second overall in T20 cricket. Australia made 229-2, with Short scoring 46 from 42 balls, as they set the hosts 230 for victory in the third game of a T20 ... (more...)
James Rodriguez injury latest: Colombia star set to be benched vs England
- July 03, 2018

England fans and players have long anxious about the team's poor run in shootouts, without a win since 1996, but the team has been working on psychological techniques to cope with the pressure and Young said he'll volunteer if needed. The playmaker missed training on Friday and Saturday, and a scan subsequently showed he has a swelling in his right calf, though the Colombian football federation says the muscle is not torn. (more...)
Pressure intensifies on Brazil to win a 6th World Cup title Pressure intensifies on Brazil to win a 6th World Cup title
- July 03, 2018

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez was more optimistic, and said the benefit of the extra rest would outweigh any potential negatives. Lukaku has four goals in the two matches he has played so far. "He's someone that has been in the situation of having to develop a mentality as a team". Just a short while earlier, whoops of joy had filled the pub in Tokyo's Shinagawa district as the Blue Samurai scored a second goal, defying expectations to go 2-0 up over star-studded Belgium . (more...)
Heavy-hearted Murray pulls out of Wimbledon Heavy-hearted Murray pulls out of Wimbledon
- July 03, 2018

We did everything we could to try to be ready in time. Just hours later, Murray dropped his bombshell, ending his hopes of adding another Wimbledon crown to those he collected in 2013 and 2016. "I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I'm looking forward to the U.S. hardcourt season", he said. (more...)
Iniesta retires from Spain after World Cup loss to Russia Iniesta retires from Spain after World Cup loss to Russia
- July 03, 2018

Interim manager Fernando Hierro's lack of coaching experience was there for all to see when he flapped on the sidelines, throwing on Dani Carvajal and Andres Iniesta after he had dropped them from the starting line-up. With yet another pre-tournament favourite dumped out of a World Cup of unprecedented surprises, Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales insists he has no regrets over the decision to sack national coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the competition. (more...)
Inaugural Canadian T20 cricket tournament starts Thursday | AP sports Inaugural Canadian T20 cricket tournament starts Thursday | AP sports
- July 03, 2018

Before his impressive knock, Smith had a cracking start in the outfield when he caught out Vancouver Knights captain Chris Gayle on the first ball of the fourth over. I got here, haven't had a hit on turf, hit indoors yesterday and felt very good. But it doesn't mean you've got to kick a man when he's down. "I understand the rulings that happened at Cricket Australia , the 12-month bans and all the stipulations they put around that". (more...)
LeBron James OK'd Stephenson signing beforehand LeBron James OK'd Stephenson signing beforehand
- July 03, 2018

The Lakers would of course like Kawhi Leonard . In a busy day for the franchise on Sunday, they reportedly acquired three more free agents to play alongside the King. James, who has a home and production company in Los Angeles, joins a team with plenty of money to spend under the National Basketball Association salary cap and a desire to rebuild into a championship team after years of struggles. (more...)
Emotional Ronaldo thanks Portugal fans amid future speculation Emotional Ronaldo thanks Portugal fans amid future speculation
- July 03, 2018

However, for Fox the harsh results of the tournament are Heaven sent. European champions Portugal came up against a superior version of themselves as they were knocked out of the World Cup by Uruguay on Saturday (June 30). Unlike Neymar , Mbappe, Kane and De Bruyne, Salah's World Cup opportunity is already gone following Egypt's group stage elimination in Russian Federation, but he did manage two goals in his two appearances and few players performed so spectacularly at club level last ... (more...)
LeBron James won't meet in person with Cavs when free agency starts LeBron James won't meet in person with Cavs when free agency starts
- July 03, 2018

Los Angeles is among the teams in the mix to land James after his agent told the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season. Don't worry, Cleveland Cavaliers fans: TUMS cares about your well-being. Days later, James was gone. In a recent Business Insider podcast, Gilbert referred to James as a "partner", an acknowledgment by the billionaire to what the superstar he once criticized means to his franchise. (more...)
Serena back doing what she does best at Wimbledon
- July 03, 2018

The 23-time Grand Slam victor enjoyed a comfortable win over Arantxa Rus. Deadspin initially reported the missed test, prompting Williams' spokesperson to respond via statement last week by saying the tennis star was not at her Florida home when a tester made a surprise visit on June 14. (more...)

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