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White Ferns struggle in opening ODI defeat to England White Ferns struggle in opening ODI defeat to England
- July 10, 2018

Amy Jones' 63 was matched by Heather Knight for England's 290-5. Beaumont was the first wicket to fall when Lea Tahuhu had her caught behind in the 23rd over. There was some swing with the new ball for Brunt and debutant Katie George, but Bates and Devine were able to move along at five-an-over to lay a hopeful platform. (more...)
24,000 fans thank Russian players for fantastic World Cup display 24,000 fans thank Russian players for fantastic World Cup display
- July 10, 2018

Former Croatia striker Davor Suker has claimed that England are "lucky" to still be in the 2018 World Cup . "And we have to be like that, I think, if we are going to get in the final, so we'll have to perform well and play well." Following in the footsteps of the 1998 World Cup heroes, where Croatia finished third, Mandzukic believes the current squad has the ideal mix of experience and youth to handle the big occasion. (more...)
England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA
- July 09, 2018

Few know the pathways better than the Football Association's former head of elite development and Under-21s manager, with Southgate believing better technical players are tempering the fact just 33 per cent of Premier League players are English. (more...)
Conte returns for Chelsea preseason training as club continues to chase Sarri Conte returns for Chelsea preseason training as club continues to chase Sarri
- July 09, 2018

It's claimed that confidence is growing we will complete a deal to take Sarri from Napoli and appoint him as our new manager this week - potentially on Wednesday. Chelsea are also yet to break their summer transfer market duck, although work on targets such as Russia's Aleksandr Golovin, Daniele Rugani and Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is ongoing. (more...)
Roger Federer continues flawless start at SW19 - Wimbledon 2018 Roger Federer continues flawless start at SW19 - Wimbledon 2018
- July 09, 2018

The result extended Federer's run of consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 32, two short of his career best from 2005/06, while he has not dropped serve at the championships since the semi-finals a year ago. Nadal, who has made the transition from clay to grass look easy, moved immaculately across the court with Vesely unable to cope with his ball striking as he nailed 37 winners while making 12 unforced errors in a one-sided match. (more...)
Second day of Thailand cave rescue Second day of Thailand cave rescue
- July 09, 2018

The divers also brought out touching notes for the families written by some of the trapped boys. The only way to bring the boys and their coach out of the cave is by navigating dark and tight passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents, as well as oxygen-depleted air. (more...)
Eden Hazard Has Correctly Predicted Half Of The World Cup Eden Hazard Has Correctly Predicted Half Of The World Cup
- July 09, 2018

With Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia also past their prime, Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian have failed to impress Mourinho but Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has reportedly asked the Portuguese boss to sign up his younger brother Jordan Lukaku at Old Trafford. (more...)
Alonso on McLaren Management Shift Alonso on McLaren Management Shift
- July 09, 2018

This weekend at the British Grand Prix , the Renault engine on his McLaren is set to be fitted with a new ICE [Internal Combustion Engine] and a new MGU-H unit. Brown would not set a firm target for the rest of the season, but insisted the team has not given up on fourth in the constructors' championship - now held by Renault, 18 points ahead. (more...)
West Ham to snap up Jack Wilshere and two others West Ham to snap up Jack Wilshere and two others
- July 09, 2018

That resulted in a number of clubs - both home and overseas - being linked with a move for the 26-year-old, but it soon became apparent that the Londoner was strongly considering a short move across the capital. 'The manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing. West Ham United hope to complete three transfers this week starting with Jack Wilshere , who has had a medical and an offer of a three-year contract. (more...)
Varner, Kraft lead at Greenbrier Varner, Kraft lead at Greenbrier
- July 09, 2018

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired his best ever round on the PGA tour - a stunning bogey free 9-under 61 - and rocketed to the top of the leaderboard after his second round at the Greenbrier Classic here today. Kraft's only blemish was a bogey on the par-five 12th, the same hole where Simpson suffered a double-bogey earlier in the day, but he rebounded with birdies on 13, 14 and 16 to take the outright lead. (more...)
Hamilton back on top in final practice Hamilton back on top in final practice
- July 09, 2018

The front left wheel of his auto lifted and skewed vertically as the suspension collapsed and he was left without control of the machine as it spun backwards heavily into the barriers. Miraculously, the 28-year-old emerged from his destroyed auto, and walked away without significant injury. His teammate, Pierre Gasly, will start 14th. (more...)
Fernando Hierro cutting all ties with Spain setup Fernando Hierro cutting all ties with Spain setup
- July 09, 2018

In his place, Fernando Hierro took over for the tournament in Russian Federation - where Spain were dumped out by hosts Russian Federation on penalties in the last-16 - but will not be continuing with the role. " Thanks for everything, Fernando! ". Spain only won one game at the World Cup, against Iran, and drew their other two group matches vs. Portugal and Morocco. (more...)
Liverpool given fresh Nabil Fekir boost Liverpool given fresh Nabil Fekir boost
- July 09, 2018

OL have been tipped to sell Nabil Fekir to Liverpool , with Aouar expected to be the France international's long-term replacement in the team. It is thought the club are still keen to bring in the midfielder and will be boosted by the statement made by Lyon manager Bruno Genesio in which he conceded that Fekir would be allowed to leave this summer if a "bigger club" wanted to sign him. (more...)
Mohammad Kaif Trolled For Heaping Praise On Pakistan Team And Fakhar Zaman Mohammad Kaif Trolled For Heaping Praise On Pakistan Team And Fakhar Zaman
- July 09, 2018

In response, Pakistan got off to the worst possible start as they lost two wickets in the opening over bowled by Glenn Maxwell . Australia threatened to storm to victory, but Zaman quickly set about re-building the innings. The victory capped a mixed day for Pakistan . Finch was given a first-ball reprieve when he was dropped by Malik in the deep after top-edging a hook, and several misfields allowed any pressure with the new ball to be immediately dissipated. (more...)
Moe Wagner drops double-double against Warriors Moe Wagner drops double-double against Warriors
- July 09, 2018

We're focusing on the first game for now, though, and on what went well against the defending champions. Miami is one of eight teams doubling up on summer leagues this year, and when the biggest one in National Basketball Association history opens on Friday in Las Vegas - all 30 franchises are sending a club to the primary summer league for the first time - the Heat think that getting three games under their belt already will be a big help. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel shrugs off neck pain to 'fight like a lion' Sebastian Vettel shrugs off neck pain to 'fight like a lion'
- July 09, 2018

When Hamilton and Mercedes' comments were put to Vettel and Raikkonen in the post-race press conference, the duo ruled out any malice. "The safety vehicle spiced it up", said Vettel, wearing supporting tapes on his stiff neck. Red Bull boss Christian Horner was of the same opinion. "This is the greatest race of the year and the greatest crowd", he added. Hamilton echoed his team mate's view, claiming the resurfacing work at Silverstone since last year's British Grand Prix was ... (more...)
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson planning $10 million rivalry event Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson planning $10 million rivalry event
- July 09, 2018

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson is reportedly in the works and has the golfing world buzzing. The Tiger-Phil rivalry was one of the biggest stories in golf for a period of time. Mickelson even suggested that this could be the beginning of a tour where he faces Woods in multiple one-on-one exhibitions each year. Woods seemed amenable: "I'm definitely not against that". (more...)
Hales leads England to dramatic win over India Hales leads England to dramatic win over India
- July 09, 2018

You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on cricketnext.com. India is playing only one spinner - Yuzvendra Chahal - in the third T20 worldwide against England . They did their homework on Kuldeep and they reaped the rewards. Captain Kohli said: "The comeback from the bowlers was outstanding - I thought they would end up getting 225 or 230 which would have been tough". (more...)
Lewis Hamilton finds no comfort in heroic failure Lewis Hamilton finds no comfort in heroic failure
- July 09, 2018

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton questioned Ferrari's "tactics" on Sunday after a first-lap collision with Kimi Raikkonen ended the Briton's hopes of a fifth home victory in a row on Sunday. "Just got wheel spin and lost ground to the others and then just got a tap from behind and that was that", Hamilton said. "Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me", he nearly said. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton unhappy after Mercedes blunder costs him in Austria Lewis Hamilton unhappy after Mercedes blunder costs him in Austria
- July 09, 2018

Immediately, both Ferrari and Red Bull responded with double pit-stops for their drivers while Mercedes left Hamilton out - a tactical oversight that was to prove costly. Moments later, Hamilton was on the radio again. "I don't get it guys, I'm not going to be able to pass these guys". "All I can see is the guy in front of me and the guy behind me". (more...)
England's wonderful World Cup hunt alive and kicking England's wonderful World Cup hunt alive and kicking
- July 09, 2018

Sweden got its best chance two minutes into the second half on Marcus Berg's header, but England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pushed it out of harm's way. Sterling got hold of the loose ball but his shot was deflected over.Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout. (more...)
Karius '100 per cent' influenced by concussion - Klopp Karius '100 per cent' influenced by concussion - Klopp
- July 08, 2018

Klopp said Karius and his team-mates have put the defeat to Madrid behind them, despite the intense media interest around the game. So, from this point of view, from my side everything is fine. If you make a mistake in a Champions League final, it's a mistake you can not change anymore, even if you want to - and we all want to. Liverpool boss Klopp is keen to spend big this summer to mount a Premier League title charge next season. (more...)
Maryland releases subpoenas for records in FBI hoops probe Maryland releases subpoenas for records in FBI hoops probe
- July 08, 2018

Maryland officials were ordered to appear before a Grand Jury in New York March 29 and July 3 of this year, subpoenas released by the school revealed, though the school's statement implies providing the records may have been all that was necessary. (more...)
West Ham in advanced talks with former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere sources West Ham in advanced talks with former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere sources
- July 08, 2018

The England global left Arsenal after 17 years at the club following the expiration of his contract with the Gunners last month. Previously, he had been linked with Fenerbahce , and Wilshere revealed that this was something he would be open to. (more...)
Carmelo, Thunder parting ways; Lakers, Rockets, Heat in pursuit Carmelo, Thunder parting ways; Lakers, Rockets, Heat in pursuit
- July 08, 2018

The Thunder will first try to trade Anthony, who has a no-trade clause. Here are eight viable options. Melo originally opted into his $27.9 million contract for the 2018-19 season back in June. Anthony hit a career-high 169 3-pointers last season and was credited by the coaching staff for helping provide space for teammates. His unwillingness to come off the bench created awkward moments, as well. (more...)
After roaring lions on, fans begin hunt for semi-final tickets After roaring lions on, fans begin hunt for semi-final tickets
- July 08, 2018

They lacked the resilience displayed in the last-16 defeat of Switzerland, but Andersson said the outcome was through England's excellence more than anything. I think that's a right description for us. "We got to the quarterfinals and we did beautifully to get this far. I hope that, when they look at us, they know that everything is possible and that they can also go far". (more...)
Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team
- July 08, 2018

Stuff's footballing experts try to predict the outcomes of the two semifinal matches at the World Cup . France's Kylian Mbappe has started to fire at the World Cup. Subasic in particular would be a massive blow as Croatia need all hands on deck to shut out Harry Kane, the leading scorer in the tournament. The hosts qualified for the last eight after a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over former world champions, Spain. (more...)
India vs England, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know India vs England, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know
- July 08, 2018

India won the first by 8-wickets before England clawed back with a five-wicket win in the second. India vs England , 3rd T20 International Cricket Score LIVE updates: India take on England in Bristol in 3rd T20. "This time, they have taken calculated risks". A scarcity of unorthodox wrist spinners to practice against is one of the key reasons for this move, as the spin-bowling machine is capable of replicating every style of delivery. (more...)
Belgium knock out Brazil with stunning football World Cup win Belgium knock out Brazil with stunning football World Cup win
- July 08, 2018

Jesus had a stronger appeal after Kompany's challenge but again Brazil were denied. The opener came after a bit of good fortune. "We are going to give everything we can to beat France". That proved to be Brazil's last chance, and Belgium will march on to their first World Cup semi-final since 1986, where they will face France. "For that we still need to win two more matches", De Bruyne added. (more...)
Djokovic on Wimbledon crowd: Mistreated by certain individuals Djokovic on Wimbledon crowd: Mistreated by certain individuals
- July 08, 2018

But at times they were slightly unfair to me. It was not like this, definitely. "But today there was just some people, especially behind that end where I got the time violation, they kept on going, they kept on going, provoking. Djokovic immediately complained to the umpire but the decision stood - Edmund has since been called a "cheater" by some fans . 'Kyle is a very nice guy. (more...)

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