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Croatia star shouts home town's massive Cup bar tab Croatia star shouts home town's massive Cup bar tab
- July 12, 2018

A Croatian soccer official will be allowed to watch the team's World Cup semifinal match from a VIP section on Wednesday despite being convicted last month in a corruption case linked to the transfer of captain Luka Modric . Jose Mourinho insists England have reason to be optimistic despite falling agonisingly short of the World Cup final. "1998 will never be forgotten and should not be, but I would love it if eventually the 1998 "Fiery Ones" can be moved aside so that we can talk ... (more...)
Former Illini star Kevin Anderson ousts Roger Federer at Wimbledon Former Illini star Kevin Anderson ousts Roger Federer at Wimbledon
- July 12, 2018

The comeback was just beginning. "I think I had my chances, so it's disappointing". Update: Federer not only dropped his first set, but his second as well. Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 205kph service victor, and raised both arms overhead. No. 9 John Isner vs. With the scores deadlocked at 11-11 in the final set, and no obvious break in serve forthcoming, Anderson profited as Federer started to show signs of strain. (more...)
MI auto racing highlights - from Daytona to Kalamazoo MI auto racing highlights - from Daytona to Kalamazoo
- July 12, 2018

The only lap Jones led was the last one. "How about that boys and girls", Jones shouted to the crowd as he climbed out of his race winning ride. "I didn't think we were going to have a shot to win this one about halfway". Stenhouse won the first stage, taking the lead from pole-sitter Chase Elliott on the 14th lap. Stenhouse tapped Kyle Busch and caused him to lose control. (more...)
No surprise Sterling is Croatian focal point, says Southgate No surprise Sterling is Croatian focal point, says Southgate
- July 12, 2018

While France and Belgium did fulfil that potential, two teams that were not expected to be in the semi-finals are Croatia and England . Therefore, Vedran Corluka could replace the Atletico Madrid star. That focus on collective success over individual achievement has been key to England's success this summer, putting them within touching distance of joining the heroes of 1966 as the only team to make a World Cup final. (more...)
England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France
- July 12, 2018

Croatia is seeking their first World Cup title, as they take on England in the semifinals. Nick Colgan, originally from South Yardley in Birmingham, has lived in the country for the past 15 years. He said: "I think Croatia have a better side". It's a tough one but I've got to go with my roots and support the Croatian boys. But if England do reach the final then they will have done so without beating any of the world's top 13 teams, a feat only previously achieved in recent history ... (more...)
Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori to make semis Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori to make semis
- July 12, 2018

Scheduled last on No. 1 Court, Djokovic and Khachanov did not get underway until after 19:00 local time at the All England Club on Monday. "I think it's not fair, but it is the way it is in the midst of the emotions of a match". Djokovic, three times a champion at SW19, maintained the dominance he has shown throughout the tournament on his first serve. Japan´s Kei Nishikori returns against Serbia´s Novak Djokovic during their men´s singles quarter-finals match on the ninth day of the ... (more...)
Nigerian descent Dele Alli on bringing the nation together Nigerian descent Dele Alli on bringing the nation together
- July 12, 2018

If England win, they will go on to play either France or Belgium in the final in Moscow. The team's next job is to rest up and watch England and Croatia to see who it will be facing off against. We're confident but we know it's going to be very hard. But you wouldn't know it judging by the training exercise the Three Lions have been taking part in. (more...)
Former UCLA basketball star found dead after recording heartbreaking video Former UCLA basketball star found dead after recording heartbreaking video
- July 12, 2018

Phoenix police said Knight was located in the roadway in the area of Central Avenue and McKinley Street at 2:45 a.m. In the emotional video, Billy said: "I am lost in life and I feel like there is no hope..." Authorities say there has been no sign of foul play in Knight's death. (more...)
England's Jordan Pickford earns Jorge Campos praise England's Jordan Pickford earns Jorge Campos praise
- July 12, 2018

It is understood the problem is not too serious, but England's medical staff will manage the Liverpool captain's fitness carefully ahead of Wednesday's match. It's down to what we do behind the scenes, what we work on in training, all the hard work to get here. The Liverpool FC midfielder is now on duty with his national team in Russian Federation as he bids to try and help the Three Lions win the World Cup for the first time since 1966. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori; enters semifinals Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori; enters semifinals
- July 12, 2018

But he found himself in even more unfamiliar territory with an inspired Anderson's relentless, thudding serve eventually overpowering the 20-time grand slam victor. Djokovic secured that game with a forehand victor, then saved two game points on Nishikori's serve before converting his first match point with a forehand down the line. (more...)
Russian Federation and Croatia Take World Cup Spotlight Russian Federation and Croatia Take World Cup Spotlight
- July 11, 2018

The charismatic 49-year-old - who is in Russian Federation as a TV pundit for English broadcaster ITV - told the Daily Mail that Luka Modric and fellow superstar Ivan Rakitic will pose problems for England they have not encountered thus far in their World Cup semi-final tomorrow morning (Singapore time). (more...)
Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia
- July 11, 2018

After Gareth Southgate's side booked a semi-final tie against Croatia , which will take place in Moscow on Wednesday, calls have grown for Wimbledon to adjust the start time for the men's final. "In four years' time in Qatar we will be better", Cherchesov added, referring to the next World Cup tournament. All in all, Croatia are a better-organized team in all departments as compared to England whose players' quest for individual brilliance will be their major undoing. (more...)
Roger Federer loses epic stunner at Wimbledon Roger Federer loses epic stunner at Wimbledon
- July 11, 2018

He ended the match with a serve down the middle that. The comeback was just beginning. "I felt like in the last month and a half, the level of tennis has been very close to where I would like it to be, where I'm used to having it", Djokovic said . (more...)
Wimbledon 2018 -- Men's quarterfinal matches Wimbledon 2018 -- Men's quarterfinal matches
- July 11, 2018

The eight-time champion was two sets up and had a match point in the third, but nearly three hours later he trudged off on the end of a seismic 2-6 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 6-4 13-11 upset. Anderson then held the 24th game to clinch one of tennis' most famous victories. This is Djokovic's second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal. If you ask me if I prefer another one, I say yes. (more...)
England have potential for much more, says proud Gareth Southgate England have potential for much more, says proud Gareth Southgate
- July 11, 2018

So famous were his crosses that a movie, "Bend It Like Beckham", was spun off it in 2002. Retailer M&S is the official tailor to the England team at this year's tournament, where online searches for the garment are up more than 100%. 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...)
Tips and predictions for Croatia vs England Tips and predictions for Croatia vs England
- July 11, 2018

But he is already experimenting with different options. "[Croatia] will be tough but I think we're going to get through". Keeping true to the style, the current team is built around two of the world's best midfielders, Rakitic and Modric. (more...)
Champion Russell Knox eyes Ryder Cup | Ireland Champion Russell Knox eyes Ryder Cup | Ireland
- July 11, 2018

Ryan Fox has fallen agonisingly short of his maiden European Tour title. Paul Dunne and Graeme McDowell carded rounds of 71 as they finished on even par for the tournament. A triple-bogey on the second looked to have ended Rahm's chances but he birdied the next two and was back in red figures on the day when he chipped in for an eagle on the sixth. (more...)
Loris Karius: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defends keeper after mistake in friendly Loris Karius: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defends keeper after mistake in friendly
- July 11, 2018

Klopp said Karius "could" have saved the shot, but that it was "not easy to deal with". "Nobody likes that goal, but if we talk about the second goal - I think it was Millie's [James Milner's] fault", he told reporters. "We need to make the most of the situation and learn". "You (the media) can all stop it immediately - promise?" "Never ask again, we will not talk about it - that would be great". (more...)
How Gareth Southgate's 'lucky socks' got him the boot from Middlesbrough
- July 11, 2018

It is the 2006 World Cup and we are playing Spain in the round of 16. England have progressed to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years, but Croatia defender Dejan Lovren - who plays his club football in England - says he is not paying attention to the World Cup fever that has swept the country. (more...)
Na eases to five-shot PGA Tour victory Na eases to five-shot PGA Tour victory
- July 11, 2018

The 34-year-old Na's only previous tour win came in Las Vegas in October 2011. Chattanooga's Stephan Jaeger (70), a fellow PGA Tour rookie and former Red Raider, shared 47th at 4 under to earn $18,524 and eight points. He amassed 17 top-five's since that win before breaking through this week at the Greenbrier. "I'm pretty hungry. This is what you work for. I'm not trying to play prefect golf, I'm just trying to see targets and have fun with it". (more...)
PGA Tour to bring tournament to Detroit Golf Club in June 2019 PGA Tour to bring tournament to Detroit Golf Club in June 2019
- July 11, 2018

The Players Championship - often described as the unofficial fifth major - has been moved to March from its previous date in May, with the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs shortened to three events and finishing on 25 August. The 2018-19 season tees off October 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. The U.S. Open will have a new lead-in event next summer as the RBC Canadian Open moves from late July to June 3-9, 2019, the week before the U.S. (more...)
Justin Timberlake will show England-Croatia game at London arena before concert Justin Timberlake will show England-Croatia game at London arena before concert
- July 11, 2018

Southgate said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team have a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the global stage. The contribution of Raheem Sterling remains a polarizing debate in England with the Manchester City player without a goal for his country since October, 2015 but Southgate says the forward's contribution in Russian Federation has been essential. (more...)
Pogba dedicates win to rescued Thai team Pogba dedicates win to rescued Thai team
- July 11, 2018

Deschamps, who led the nation to victory at France '98, is bidding to become just the third man after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer to win the World Cup as both player and coach, but is refusing to look back to his own triumph as a player in 1998. (more...)
Agent of Chelsea Target Alisson Ends Imminent Move Thoughts Agent of Chelsea Target Alisson Ends Imminent Move Thoughts
- July 11, 2018

Roma , meanwhile, are bracing themselves for the departure of Brazilian shot stopper Alisson , who is also strongly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, with Liverpool also showing their interest over the past few months. The 26-year-old has just one year remaining on his current contract, which means Chelsea run the risk of losing their first-choice goalkeeper on a free transfer next summer. (more...)
Dier inspired by Sterling's handling of criticism Dier inspired by Sterling's handling of criticism
- July 11, 2018

Sterling's pace did pose the Swedes issues throughout and Hurst admired the way he frequently got behind England's opponents. To drop Sterling may create uncertainty in the England camp and may lead to Southgate having to subtle changes to his play-style and tactics which may disrupts the rest of the team's form. (more...)
31-under par! LPGA Young gun runs hot 31-under par! LPGA Young gun runs hot
- July 11, 2018

The 25-year-old carded a seven-under-par 65 in the final round, after Thursday's 63, Friday's 65 and Saturday's 64. She would tack on three more birdies including a 12-footer on 17, one of the toughest holes on the course, and finished at 22-under. (more...)
"Ozil Bent, Disappointed and Offended"- Father
- July 11, 2018

The World champions finished bottom of Group F in a disastrous Russian Federation 2018 campaign and while several stars underperformed, the Arsenal midfielder become a notable scapegoat from media and former players. He's played in the national team for nine years moreover, became a world champion. "He has contributed a lot for this country", he said. He is now whistling from the stands, Mesut made a scapegoat . (more...)
KL Rahul Surges In ICC T20I Rankings, Aaron Finch Tops The Chart KL Rahul Surges In ICC T20I Rankings, Aaron Finch Tops The Chart
- July 11, 2018

Australia's climb up the Twenty20 rankings has been halted by a red-hot Pakistan , losing their tri-series final in Zimbabwe by six wickets. The 31-year-old from Victoria eventually finished the T20Is (also comprising a one-off against England at Edgbaston) in No.1 position on 891 points. (more...)
Liverpool open talks over Stoke City star ahead of £13 million move Liverpool open talks over Stoke City star ahead of £13 million move
- July 11, 2018

Now, Pearce writes that talks have been opened with Stoke as Liverpool look to capitalise on the Potters being relegated last season. Jürgen Klopp is keen to add the 26-year-old to his attacking options for next season and the winger wants to remain in the Premier League following Stoke's relegation to the Championship . (more...)
Gary Neville 'stunned' by Ronaldo to Juventus transfer Gary Neville 'stunned' by Ronaldo to Juventus transfer
- July 11, 2018

The first signs of an uneasy relationship emerged when he declared on the pitch in 2012, "I'm sad and the club know why", and they reared their head again after the 4-1 win over Juventus in the 2017 Champions League final when newspaper A Bola said he had chose to leave. (more...)

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