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'Hooyah! Mission accomplished' greets Thai boys rescued from cave 'Hooyah! Mission accomplished' greets Thai boys rescued from cave
- July 11, 2018

The "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the vast cave complex after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels. The most risky part of the journey out of the labyrinth cave system is the first kilometer, during which they are required to squeeze through a narrow flooded channel. (more...)
Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players
- July 11, 2018

The Internet was quick to share their many emotions about Mbappé's fancy footwork online, taking to social media to sound off on the game. That surprisingly angry exchange was the only bitter moment in an otherwise routine news conference, where manager Zlatko Dalic admitted playing two games that went to penalties had taken a toll but said Croatia would be ready. (more...)
Kerber to face Ostapenko in Wimbledon semifinal Kerber to face Ostapenko in Wimbledon semifinal
- July 11, 2018

Just to be clear, that was just today". "She was moving me very much". "Honestly, I highly doubt it". "I knew going in it was not going to be an easy match", said Williams, who now plays 13th seed Julia Goerges of Germany , who beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 over on Court No 1. (more...)
Real Madrid make signing Chelsea FC star top priority Real Madrid make signing Chelsea FC star top priority
- July 11, 2018

Antonio Conte has returned to take charge of Chelsea's pre-season preparations, but he is believed to be a dead man walking as the club continue to negotiate with Napoli for Sarri. "I know him well, I know that when he makes a decision, he does so knowing all the consequences". "I think Real Madrid is everyone's dream". "Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey of Madrid is special". (more...)
No absentees for England training ahead of World Cup semi-final No absentees for England training ahead of World Cup semi-final
- July 11, 2018

Should they face England in the final, the Brexit angle will ensure I am not be the only person drawing out a tenuous political angle from the football. "I had to stick at it but I never gave up and stopped believing in myself". "Maybe in the other two - the (last) World Cup and the European Championship, some players did not have the belief yet of winning it". (more...)
South Africa's Van Rooyen leads Irish Open by 4 South Africa's Van Rooyen leads Irish Open by 4
- July 11, 2018

Simple as that. If I had 100 putts every week I played and hit the ball halfway decent, I'd win every week". I could take my tee-to-green game straight to the Open in a couple weeks' time and be happy where that is. Simon Thornton is tied with Lowry after also carding a 74, with Paul Dunne and Graeme McDowell a further shot back after rounds of 72 and 73 respectively. (more...)
Live Stream, TV Schedule for Tuesday's Semi-Final Game Live Stream, TV Schedule for Tuesday's Semi-Final Game
- July 11, 2018

They rank 17th in the tournament for touches inside the penalty area (12.53 per game), and only 25.7% of their shots are on target, the seventh lowest in the World Cup. Deschamps is gunning for history as the third man to win the World Cup as both player and coach (after Brazil's Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer). (more...)
And is now forecasting a Belgium-England final And is now forecasting a Belgium-England final
- July 11, 2018

Journalists packed into a hopelessly overcrowded room to hear Mandzukic insist all players were raring to go despite the strenuous past two games and that the pressure had now even eased. But Croatia can also cause England problems they haven't had before". Meanwhile, Croatia's first World Cup semi-final for two decades has revived the memories of the country's football high point and raised hopes that Luka Modric's side can go one better than their legendary predecessors. (more...)
BMC Racing takes team time trial BMC Racing takes team time trial
- July 11, 2018

It is a measure of just how much success Team Sky have enjoyed at recent Tours de France that when Geraint Thomas missed out on the yellow jersey yesterday by only three seconds he barely shrugged. Plus, we hear from Chris Froome about how he clawed back time in the overall to overcome his stage 1 losses. "It was a huge challenge for the team , it's been incredible for us", said the 33-year-old Briton who was jeered when his name was announced on the starting ramp. (more...)
Riyad Mahrez: Manchester City sign winger from Leicester for £60m Riyad Mahrez: Manchester City sign winger from Leicester for £60m
- July 11, 2018

Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a flawless for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding. He later said he had "regrets" over the dispute, during which the Professional Footballers' Association offered to be a mediator between club and player . (more...)
Eden Hazard Discusses Real Madrid Amid Chelsea Exit Rumours Eden Hazard Discusses Real Madrid Amid Chelsea Exit Rumours
- July 10, 2018

If Chelsea is to achieve success, they will have to start signing some top quality players and mainly, ensure that Hazard remains at the club. The 27-year-old has been a sensational presence in the Premier League and is only beginning to hit his peak. (more...)
African players in France's World Cup team African players in France's World Cup team
- July 10, 2018

Aman: The 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation reaches new levels of excitement as two favorites clash head on in the first semi-final match. Meanwhile, Belgium will be without the suspended Thomas Meunier after he picked up a second caution of the tournament in his side's 2-1 win over Brazil. (more...)
Bound Riyad Mahrez joined by his family as winger undergoes medical
- July 10, 2018

According to the Daily Mail , the Algerian global is set for a medical at Manchester City between Sunday and Tuesday. Here is the photograph - is it Riyad Mahrez? Mahrez, 27, moved for a fee of £60 million - a club record for Man City - after undergoing a medical and will wear the No. (more...)
Real Madrid, Juventus 'finalise Cristiano Ronaldo transfer' Real Madrid, Juventus 'finalise Cristiano Ronaldo transfer'
- July 10, 2018

The Los Blancos man is said to be nearing a move to the Bianconeri, while the Serie A champions have also secured the signing of Emre Can from Liverpool on a free transfer. Ronaldo, 33, joined Real from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80million. Ronaldo leaves Madrid as the club's all-time leading scorer, with 450 goals in 438 games. (more...)
William Dunlop to be buried next to his dad Robert William Dunlop to be buried next to his dad Robert
- July 10, 2018

The funeral of Ballymoney road racer William Dunlop will be held on Wednesday at Garryduff Presbyterian Church at 13:00 BST. The older brother of Michael Dunlop , William was the son of Robert Dunlop and nephew of the great Joey Dunlop , both of whom also died while racing. (more...)
England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate
- July 10, 2018

A spokesperson for Monica Vinader said: "Sporting the product in silver with a denim blue cord, which signifies courage, we could not think of a more ideal way for the man being marked 'most stylish" in the role to date , to finish off his winning look. (more...)
Buffon: I still have a lot to offer Buffon: I still have a lot to offer
- July 10, 2018

And Buffon thinks failing to win the World Cup could act as extra motivation for Neymar in the coming campaign. "We all feel an vast pride in welcoming Gianluigi Buffon into the great Paris Saint-Germain family", PSG's Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi announced in a statement. (more...)
Gunning for Glory! Arsenal confirm their fourth signing of the summer Gunning for Glory! Arsenal confirm their fourth signing of the summer
- July 10, 2018

The transfer fee will be spread over three years with Arsenal waiting until after Uruguay were eliminated from the World Cup to complete the deal. Emery hailed the announcement and said: "In Lucas Torreira , we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game". " He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing ". (more...)
Fernando Torres Completes Transfer To J-League Side Sagan Tosu Fernando Torres Completes Transfer To J-League Side Sagan Tosu
- July 10, 2018

Fernando Torres, everybody's favourite floppy-haired blonde striker from the late noughties, is now 34-years-old. "We have had offers from every continent". "Sagan Tosu were one of the first clubs to show an interest in me". Sagan Tosu are now 17th in the J-League, just one place above bottom spot, having won just three of their 15 games so far this season. (more...)
Meeting Cancelled Between Real Madrid And Gareth Bale's Agent Meeting Cancelled Between Real Madrid And Gareth Bale's Agent
- July 10, 2018

I can only thank everyone for the love and affection I have received. "I ask everyone, and especially our supporters, to please understand me". After news of Ronaldo's move, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook bumped Juventus from 12-1 to 7-1 to win the Champions League next season, while Real Madrid moved from 6-1 to 7-1. (more...)
Man Utd chiefs pleased as Dalot throws away crutches Man Utd chiefs pleased as Dalot throws away crutches
- July 10, 2018

The Sunday Times reporter revealed on the famous Transfer Window podcast: "This summer United have made a decision to go for Alex Sandro. They ( Juventus ) have seen the market and are thinking they can cash in big time". This could be a huge boost for Manchester United with head coach Jose Mourinho keen on strengthening his side's defence this summer. Dalot signed for United from Porto carrying a knee injury. (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain Want €270m Brazil Star Paris Saint-Germain Want €270m Brazil Star
- July 10, 2018

Coutinho has made an impressive start to life with the Catalan giants, and as a result of his good form, has emerged as a shock candidate for Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint-Germain. Were PSG to stump up that astonishing amount of money, they would smash the world transfer record that they themselves set when they purchased Neymar from Barcelona for €222m (£198m) last summer. (more...)
I'm still the boss, Antonio Conte tells Chelsea in new row I'm still the boss, Antonio Conte tells Chelsea in new row
- July 10, 2018

The Italian coach is keen to take a sabbatical, and his £9m pay-off, but Chelsea can not axe Conte until they have struck a deal for Sarri; the former Napoli boss is already believed to be consulting the club about transfer targets. Star Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain will continue his career in England. However, Chelsea are in desperate need of firepower after Diego Costa left the club and Alvaro Morata failed to live up to his price tag last season. (more...)
France vs Belgium Start Time & Odds France vs Belgium Start Time & Odds
- July 10, 2018

With Eden Hazard pulling the strings and Romelu Lukaku providing the firepower, Belgium have what it takes to beat France . This combination of pictures shows Belgium´s forward Eden Hazard (L) on July 2, 2018 and France´s forward Antoine Griezmann on June 21, 2018. (more...)
Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight
- July 10, 2018

If they're similarly open against France , Les Bleus can punish them by displaying a more ruthless streak than Brazil did. " Dejan Lovren knows him and plays very well paired with Domagoj Vida so I am not concerned about stopping English players - we stopped Messi and Eriksen, and we'll try to do the same with Kane". (more...)
Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash
- July 10, 2018

England will face Croatia in the semi-final of the World Cup at 7pm, Wednesday 11 July. "The higher the level of opponent, if you press in a disorganised fashion, then you will get picked through and we have got to be conscious of that", he said. (more...)
Raptors 'generated buzz' in potential trade for Kawhi Leonard Raptors 'generated buzz' in potential trade for Kawhi Leonard
- July 10, 2018

His most desirable destination would be one of the Los Angeles teams, seeing as how Leonard is an L.A. resident - preferably the Clippers now that James has taken over the Lakers half of the city. Now there is speculation that Masai Ujiri could be inclined to make a bold win-now trade and acquire Kawhi Leonard from the Spurs. As mentioned, any potential deal with San Antonio will likely have to include an all-star like DeRozan or Lowry, along with a package of young players and picks. (more...)
Hammers sign former Arsenal star Wilshere on free transfer Hammers sign former Arsenal star Wilshere on free transfer
- July 10, 2018

Wilshere, who has been capped 34 times by England and is a boyhood Hammers fan, said upon the completion of his move: " It feels good, it feels special ". West Ham had hoped to sign Anderson for around £35 million but have had to increase their offer. Wilshere's contract expired last month. The 26-year-old has been playing in the Premier League for his entire career, making 125 league appearances for Arsenal, whilst also playing 40 times for the Gunners in European competitions. (more...)
Russia's Cherchesov: Russia's Cherchesov: "We'll do even better at Qatar 2022!"
- July 10, 2018

The defender is not ready for his World Cup dream to be over as he targets a first England final since 1966. Despite their last two matches going the distance, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic insists his team will have plenty in the tank for the battle with England. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber
- July 10, 2018

Defending champion Roger Federer sauntered into the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a dominant display Monday, beating Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4. I think people can see that and can feel that. The women's quarterfinals are Tuesday, with Williams vs. Camila Giorgi , two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs. (more...)

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