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Barty faces Konta in Nottingham final Barty faces Konta in Nottingham final
- June 20, 2018

Neither player had dropped a set prior to their meeting, but an aggressive Barty took the opener courtesy of a solitary break. But she is wary of her Aussie opponent's strengths on grass. "Obviously, in an ideal world, we don't have that rain delay". However, this did not seem to have any impact on Konta's momentum. Konta was furious at a decision that went against her as Barty moved 5-4 up and was involved in a heated exchange with the umpire, where she described the call as "a joke". (more...)
Salah To Start For Egypt Against Russia
- June 19, 2018

Jose Gimenez's 89th-minute victor for Uruguay against Egypt was watched from the sidelines by Mohamed Salah , who remained in cold storage on the bench despite pre-match claims from veteran boss Hector Cuper that the Liverpool superstar was "almost 100 per cent" fit following his shoulder injury. (more...)
Salah's return lifts Egypt ahead of Russian Federation test
- June 19, 2018

I hope he will be fit to play. In the previous match we thought he was fit but we have a final fitness test". The tricky striker stayed on the bench in Egypt's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay. "We are studying Egypt and we should be able to exploit their weaknesses". Egypt lost their first match against Uruguay and they will now look to fix their campaign. (more...)
Harry Kane late victor helps England beat Tunisia 2-1
- June 19, 2018

That's football, that's the ref. It shows good character to get on with it and that's what we've done. "I guess that's what VAR is there for, to look at them decisions". "That's what these games are about - it's a World Cup - you go until the last second and I'm absolutely buzzing". Ferjani Sassi's 35th-minute penalty was a fly in the ointment but England recovered to pick up an important opening-day win. (more...)
Egypt - World Cup - 19 June 2018 Egypt - World Cup - 19 June 2018
- June 19, 2018

He is an essential piece in our team ", Cuper added. Nevertheless, the African country still have a chance of qualifying from their group if they beat hosts Russian Federation in their second Group A encounter on Tuesday night at the St Petersburg Stadium in St Petersburg . (more...)
Belgium Player Ratings: How did Lukaku, Hazard and co perform against Panama? Belgium Player Ratings: How did Lukaku, Hazard and co perform against Panama?
- June 19, 2018

The emotion was heavy for the Panamanians who flocked to the Black Sea resort town to see the country play its first World Cup match. If a rampaging qualifying campaign was a showcase of their talent, winning this group hands down would be their first objective in Russian Federation. (more...)
England post new ODI record total England post new ODI record total
- June 19, 2018

Towards the end, skipper Eoin Morgan provided the much needed momentum as he hit 67 runs off just 30 balls. England pipped their own record against Pakistan of 444 runs which was achieved in 2016 at Nottingham. England failed to score any boundaries in the last four overs - but before that they struck 21 sixes during an incredible display of strokeplay. Roy looked set for back-to-back tons following his 120 at Sophia Gardens on Saturday, but was run out by D'Arcy Short attempting a ... (more...)
Lemar agrees to join Atlético Madrid as Griezmann extends contract Lemar agrees to join Atlético Madrid as Griezmann extends contract
- June 19, 2018

However, speaking before Eric Abidal's official unveiling as the club's new sporting director, Barca vice-president Mestre expressed his displeasure with Pique's actions, as well as those of Griezmann's worldwide team-mate Samuel Umtiti, who shared the documentary on his social media channels. (more...)
NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers boost shaky backcourt NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers boost shaky backcourt
- June 19, 2018

James' camp has been in contact with Cleveland's front office, according to Vardon, but there's been no real discussion about his future, meaning the Cavs essentially will be flying blind into a loaded draft in which they own a top-10 pick. (more...)
Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup
- June 19, 2018

Poland 0-1 Senegal . Thiago Rangel Cionek's own goal remans the difference between the two sides at the first 45 minutes as Poland go back to the dressing room without scoring. With Colombia and Japan the other teams in Group H, it's shaping up to be one of the more balanced quartets in the competition. With Senegal otherwise quite structured in how they played and approached the game, it was vital both in creating gaps that his team-mates could exploit and putting Poland's ... (more...)
Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea
- June 19, 2018

Andersson's apology related to an incident at South Korea's pre-World Cup training camp in Austria , where a member of the Swedish coaching staff got into a closed Korean training session and was told to leave. If it has been perceived in another way, we apologize ", he said. The Tottenham winger is coming off a strong season with Spurs and he was South Korea's top goalscorer in the AFC qualifiers with seven goals. (more...)
Poland plot own downfall in Moscow losing to Senegal
- June 19, 2018

Let's look at the Poland vs. Senegal betting lines. In a first half of few chances Senegal took control when outshot Poland 5-2 while the Poles had a slight possession edge. Niang beat Szczesny to the ball and shot into an empty net. This will be the first ever encounter between the two side's but the European nation hold an unbeaten record of three games against African opposition at the World Cup (W1 D2). (more...)
Yuya Osako snatches shock victory for Japan against 10-man Colombia Yuya Osako snatches shock victory for Japan against 10-man Colombia
- June 19, 2018

Werder Bremen frontman Yuya Osako leads the line, while Southampton's Maya Yoshida starts in the centre of defence. Pekerman went to his bench once again to bring on star midfielder James Rodriguez , who has been hampered by a muscular injury, for goalscorer Quintero while Honda replaced Kagawa. (more...)
England beat Aus to take 2-0 series lead England beat Aus to take 2-0 series lead
- June 19, 2018

Roy's 120 off 108 balls was his third highest score in the 50-over format and was a welcome return to the scoresheet for the opener after his second-ball duck at the Oval. Roy was eventually dismissed during an eventful 36th over. AJ Tye brought Roy's innings to a close when a blood-stained Paine took a superb diving catch, having being hit in the face minutes earlier when a slower delivery from the West Australian bounced off the turf and struck him on the nose. (more...)
Pakistan move to number five in ODI rankings
- June 19, 2018

For England, Eoin Morgan will return to the side after recovering from a back spasm. England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the rest of the one-day series against Australia because of injury. Interestingly, Dawid Malan has been dropped from the team who batted beautifully in the series and he now averages 50 in the shortest format with a more than impressive strike-rate of 150. (more...)
Colombia v Japan: Kawashima eager to right the wrongs of 2014 Colombia v Japan: Kawashima eager to right the wrongs of 2014
- June 19, 2018

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao missed out on the 2014 World Cup due to a ligament injury. Rodriguez, 26, netted six goals and created four assists to help Colombia qualify for Russian Federation, while midfielder Wilmar Barrios is also battling to be fit. (more...)
Things that must happen for a Kawhi Leonard trade Things that must happen for a Kawhi Leonard trade
- June 19, 2018

Among his numerous career accolades are two Defensive Player of the Year awards and a Finals MVP, for when Leonard helped the Spurs win the National Basketball Association title in 2014. The two-time All-Star has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds during his seven seasons with the team. "We have Stephen Jackson saying on the airwaves that there's no chance those players would have approached him without [coach] Gregg Popovich's approval, I get all of that". (more...)
Napoli keen on signing Arsenal star on loan
- June 19, 2018

Leno, who was named in Joachim Loew's provisional World Cup squad but failed to make the final cut for Russian Federation, kept 10 clean sheets in the Bundesliga last season and is seen as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech , who turned 36 last month. (more...)
Brazil vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report Brazil vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report
- June 19, 2018

Three thoughts from a frustrating 1-1 draw for Brazil against Switzerland . Philippe Coutinho's sensational strike gave the five-time world champions the lead before Steven Zuber equalised early in the second-half as the match ended 1-1. (more...)
Eden Hazard: Chelsea must improve for me to stay this summer Eden Hazard: Chelsea must improve for me to stay this summer
- June 19, 2018

The Chelsea star's future at Stamford Bridge is thought to hinge on what happens regarding manager Antonio Conte . They know what they have to do if they want me. Hazard says a good performance at the World Cup would make his transfer easier. " Real Madrid can interest me, everyone knows it". "But if tomorrow this club does not want me, we will no longer speak about it". (more...)
Vunipola brothers and Ellis Genge leave England's tour of South Africa Vunipola brothers and Ellis Genge leave England's tour of South Africa
- June 19, 2018

To make matters worse, Jones will be without Billy Vunipola for the third and final Test against the Springboks after the bulldozing number eight re-fractured the arm that forced him out of action for four months earlier in the year. It's full time in Bloemfontein and England have been beaten by South Africa . He is definitely one of those guys we want to test. If we do that we will get out of it. (more...)
Salah still appears in discomfort ahead of Russian Federation game Salah still appears in discomfort ahead of Russian Federation game
- June 19, 2018

Cuper said: "Salah is fit". "Salah is fit. In the previous match against Uruguay we thought he was fit also but we always draw up a last physical test", the former Valencia boss explained. Salah didn't appear to be moving his shoulder fully during upper-body exercises on Monday. "He is important to us and I say that with all due respect to the other players in the Egyptian squad". (more...)
Brooks Koepka reveals he injured rib week before U.S. Open Brooks Koepka reveals he injured rib week before U.S. Open
- June 19, 2018

His second place has lifted him into the top 10 of the World Golf Rankings , after finishing previous year 17th, and there must be a few places to climb still. Now he has a runner-up finish in a major after starting the day six shots back. It was the first time since 2013 at Merion that no one broke par in the US Open . (more...)
Here's the 'real reason' Mexico beat Germany in Russia Here's the 'real reason' Mexico beat Germany in Russia
- June 19, 2018

On Monday, FIFA announced that it had started disciplinary proceedings after Mexico fans shouted the same chant during Sunday's match again Germany . "You could hear already yesterday that players were self-critical", he said. "Now it is about survival at the World Cup ". A Herving Lozano goal in the first half proved priceless for a team that has played four times already with the European giants at the World Cup but was yet to record a victory. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's World Cup team plane catches fire midair with squad onboard
- June 19, 2018

They are expected to struggle again on Wednesday, with Uruguay eyeing up a second win after securing a late 1-0 victory over Morocco in their first game. One of the Saudi players, Hatan Bahbir, said in a video on the federation´s Twitter account: "We arrived safely and we are all fine.it was a simple malfunction´". (more...)
Saudi considers legal action after 'politicised' beIN Sports World Cup coverage Saudi considers legal action after 'politicised' beIN Sports World Cup coverage
- June 19, 2018

Reports of a fire in one of the engines were incorrect, the spokesman added. "No warning was sounded during the landing". A video on the social media account of Saudi local paper Al Yaum showed flames issuing from under the plane's starboard wing against the dark backdrop of the sky, with the wing glowing bright orange. (more...)
Low turnout but warm welcome for victorious England in Volgograd Low turnout but warm welcome for victorious England in Volgograd
- June 19, 2018

Despite England usually being one of the best-supported nations at major tournaments, the Football Association are expecting no more than 5,000 supporters to attend the game on Monday. The group also included British deputy ambassador Lindsay Skoll and FA chairman Greg Clarke. "But from the first day I walked out people have just said to me "we are your friend" and 'thank you for coming to Russian Federation'". (more...)
Kane’s late winner lifts England over Tunisia at World Cup Kane’s late winner lifts England over Tunisia at World Cup
- June 19, 2018

Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup . With Kane twice being denied a penalty after being fouled in the Tunisia area, England looked set to be denied by bad finishing and poor refereeing. (more...)
Harry Kane header rescues England after wasteful display against Tunisia
- June 18, 2018

Indeed a deep cynicism had taken hold of many supporters but Southgate's humble approach and the youthful nature of his squad has managed to restore some degree of positivity. Gareth Southgate's team has shown improvement since England's humiliating defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016 and Maaloul believes the team in Russian Federation is better still than the class of 1998, which included David Beckham and Michael Owen. (more...)
Banned Warner set for his maiden CPL stint with St. Lucia Banned Warner set for his maiden CPL stint with St. Lucia
- June 18, 2018

Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft has been cleared to play Premier Cricket in Western Australia while he serves a ban for ball tampering. Former Australian skipper, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed 12-Month ban from worldwide cricket due to the Cape Town ball tampering case in a test match against South Africa . (more...)

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