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Don't Disregard Russia's Dominant Win Over Saudi Arabia in World Cup Opener Don't Disregard Russia's Dominant Win Over Saudi Arabia in World Cup Opener
- June 20, 2018

Russia , the lowest ranked side in the tournament, swamped the Asian side from the kick off and made the most of their early dominance with a fine header from Yuri Gazinksiy in the 12th minute. Alan Dzagoev should anchor the midfield with Golovin and Roman Zobnin, as versatile 22-year-old twins Aleksei and Anton Miranchuk are the wildcards in midfield or attack. (more...)
Rashford should replace Sterling for Panama game, says Carragher Rashford should replace Sterling for Panama game, says Carragher
- June 20, 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate is determined to keep pushing Kane further and, though he had a wry smile as he said it, refused to be drawn on whether that performance confirmed his captain a world-class player. I thought the quarter-finals were a realistic target before the World Cup started and I have not changed my opinion of how good we are, or how far we can go, on the back of one game against Tunisia . (more...)
How can Argentina get the best out of Lionel Messi? How can Argentina get the best out of Lionel Messi?
- June 20, 2018

Discussing the criticism Messi has faced in recent days, Sampaoli added: "It's what I always say: when you score in the Argentina shirt, we all take credit, but when Argentina lose, it's all Leo's fault. Before his team's World Cup campaign started, coach Jorge Sampaoli said the duo were not yet ready to play together, and Dybala was left on the bench as Argentina were held 1-1 by Iceland in their opener on Saturday. (more...)
Red faced! World Rugby cancels French fullback's red card Red faced! World Rugby cancels French fullback's red card
- June 20, 2018

Benjamin Fall's early red card for a risky challenge on Beauden Barrett effectively sealed the defeat for France , who were smashed 52-11 in last week's opener in Auckland. But they battled bravely, claiming 70 percent of possession in the second half of what was a messy, error-riddled game. It was glimpses of the All Blacks' attacking class that proved the difference, with fullback Jordie Barrett, younger brother of Beauden, the game's stand-out figure in scoring two of their four ... (more...)
Iran - Spain preview: Huge task awaits Team Melli against Europe's elite
- June 20, 2018

Spain's countdown to the World Cup has been far from ideal, with the national federation sacking coach Julen Lopetegui sensationally just two days before they opened their campaign in Russia. "It was not a miracle that we won". "We are well aware of Spain's reputation, so we'll have to play our best game ever". "We saw that in the first match. (more...)
NBA Draft: Could Luka Doncic Fall to Hawks at #3? NBA Draft: Could Luka Doncic Fall to Hawks at #3?
- June 20, 2018

It's unsurprising to hear then that one team in the top three picks of the draft is looking at taking him. A scintillating tidbit was dropped earlier today via Jonathan Givony of ESPN claiming that the Sacramento Kings are not particularly interested in Luka Doncic and are, in fact, much higher on Marvin Bagley III out of Duke - who we recently mocked to the Atlanta Hawks with the 3 overall pick. (more...)
Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win
- June 20, 2018

That's what the BBC is reporting about fans of "Samurai Blue", the Japanese national soccer team that beat Colombia's players 2-1 Tuesday in Russian Federation. Becoming the first Asian side to defeat a South American side at a World Cup. World Cup fans of Senegal and Japan have backed up sweeping victories on the pitch in Russian Federation with a spot of sweeping in the stands. (more...)
ICC unveils FTP for Test Championship
- June 20, 2018

Australia's home series will be against Pakistan, New Zealand (both 2019-20) and India, while they also travel to Bangladesh and South Africa in early 2020. The nine top-ranked Test nations will play six series, home and away, in the two-year cycle with the top two teams to play off in the final in June 2021, likely to be held in England. (more...)
Phil Mickelson penalized after hitting moving ball Phil Mickelson penalized after hitting moving ball
- June 20, 2018

As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to playing partner Andrew Johnston , who also was smiling. Mickelson, 48, has finished second in the U.S. Mickelson said he had thought about doing the same thing many times, including on the tricky 15th green at the Masters . "He made a stroke at a moving ball, which is explicitly covered under 14-5. (more...)
Nets trading for Dwight Howard in National Basketball Association stunner Nets trading for Dwight Howard in National Basketball Association stunner
- June 20, 2018

The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly acquired former All-Star center Dwight Howard in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania . Drafted first overall as high schooler in the 2004 draft by the Orlando Magic, Howard was a dominant player during the early part of his career. He has also suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers , Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks . (more...)
Luis Suarez completes preparations for 100th Uruguay cap against Saudi Arabia Luis Suarez completes preparations for 100th Uruguay cap against Saudi Arabia
- June 20, 2018

Uruguay looked compact and composed in their opening game against Egypt , and will be quietly confident of picking up the second win of the tournament. It promises to be an interesting tie as Uruguay look to book their place in the round of 16 when they take on a Saudi Arabia side with a point to prove. (more...)
Alan Sugar sparks outrage with 'racist' tweet about Senegal team Alan Sugar sparks outrage with 'racist' tweet about Senegal team
- June 20, 2018

Business magnate Sugar, who was chairman of Spurs from 1991 to 2001, posted an edited photo of the Senegal starting XI along with images of sunglasses and handbags, together with the caption "I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella". (more...)
Would you trade Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier for Kawhi Leonard? Would you trade Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier for Kawhi Leonard?
- June 20, 2018

San Antonio has been prioritizing working through the issues with Leonard, but they have encouraged rival teams to present an offer if they so choose. He is eligible to sign a five-year, $219 million supermax extension with San Antonio this summer. He remains upset with the way teammate Tony Parker addressed his injury in the media and was not thrilled with how the team handled his physical recovery from his ailment. (more...)
Buzz kill: Gnats swarm players during Tunisia v England game Buzz kill: Gnats swarm players during Tunisia v England game
- June 20, 2018

Perhaps there is so little visible celebration in stores because the expectations for the England team weren't particularly high. "I did not feel the midges because I was so focused on the team, on the game", Tunisia's Nabil Maaloul said. (more...)
Ronaldo, Portugal look to knock Morocco out
- June 20, 2018

It was Ronaldo's 51st career hat-trick, and the 51st in the tournament's history, as the Real Madrid star became just the fourth player to score in four World Cups . Morocco may have only played one match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup but their future in the competition is already hanging by a thread. Should he be afforded a chance to make amends from kick-off or off the bench, all eyes will be on the resilience of the unfortunate St. (more...)
Neymar Suffers Fresh Injury Blow As He Limps Out Of Brazil Training
- June 20, 2018

Video at training captured the incident, which appeared to come in a routine exercise with his teammates. PSG's star forward arrived in Russian Federation after several months recovering from a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, an injury picked up in February. (more...)
Striker Harry Kane lauded by Gareth Southgate after Tunisia double Striker Harry Kane lauded by Gareth Southgate after Tunisia double
- June 20, 2018

He has scored just two goals in 39 internationals, and none since October 2015, and his performance against Tunisia was frustrating considering his undoubted improvement under Guardiola. While a third simply said: "I love this man". They weren't shy about saying so either, whether that was in the studio or online leading to some people airing the opinion that England fans should pipe down on their celebrations a bit. (more...)
Maurizio Sarri eyes Napoli star Dries Mertens as top summer target Maurizio Sarri eyes Napoli star Dries Mertens as top summer target
- June 20, 2018

The agent of Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has confirmed that his client is delighted to be linked with a return back to his former club this summer. He also netted 34 times during the previous campaign after being converted to a striker by the incoming Chelsea manager. Mertens had spent the majority of his career deployed as a winger but Sarri implemented the forward as Napoli's regular striker in 2016, with the Belgium worldwide going on to be directly involved in 83 goals over the ... (more...)
Arsenal hope second summer signing will be ‘next Jens Lehmann’ Arsenal hope second summer signing will be ‘next Jens Lehmann’
- June 20, 2018

He is said to have penned a five-year deal to be a long-term replacement for 36-year-old Petr Cech , who has only a year left on his current contract at the Emirates. " Arsenal is such a big club all over the world and in Germany Arsenal is so famous too". I'll try to help the team to come back to the Champions League and to win some trophies. (more...)
U.S. Open 2018: Final results, leaderboard (Brooks Koepka winner) U.S. Open 2018: Final results, leaderboard (Brooks Koepka winner)
- June 20, 2018

Open history. "I just love getting up for it and playing the best and playing really, really hard golf courses ". There was the AT&T Byron Nelson, played in his hometown and at a venue on which he was one of only a handful with any experience (T-21). (more...)
Azmoun insists he's not scared of Cristiano Ronaldo Azmoun insists he's not scared of Cristiano Ronaldo
- June 20, 2018

And their smiles may continue if they saw the latest odds. By the end of Wednesday's three matches, we'll be nearly a third of the way through this World Cup . Watch the 2am game on Now TV's World Cup channels . A view of the new Cristiano Ronaldo bust shown at Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Santa Cruz, Madeira island, Portugal , 17 June 2018. (more...)
More worry for Brazil as Neymar leaves training early More worry for Brazil as Neymar leaves training early
- June 20, 2018

His latest injury scare may be related to the beating he took in Brazil's 1-1 draw with Switzerland , as he was fouled 10 times in the match. The Brazilian football confederation said the injury was not serious, adding Neymar left as a precaution and would be back in training on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time). (more...)
Nick Mallett: Ashwin Willemse talks garbage Nick Mallett: Ashwin Willemse talks garbage
- June 20, 2018

Willemse alleged that Mallet and Botha had been patronising and "undermined" him, which prompted SuperSport's parent company MultiChoice to appoint an independent legal counsel to investigate the matter. Ashwin Willemse was reluctant to offer his side of the story on Tuesday afternoon after advocate Vincent Maleka concluded his investigation into the events that led to the former Springbok winger's sensational walkout during a live broadcast at the Supersport studios on May 19. (more...)
Mohamed Salah's fitness not solely at fault for Egypt's woes - Hector Cuper Mohamed Salah's fitness not solely at fault for Egypt's woes - Hector Cuper
- June 20, 2018

A needless punch from goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy led to a horror own goal from Ahmed Fathi in the 47th minute. Salah sat out Egypt's opener, Uruguay claiming a last-gasp 1-0 win, with Cuper rueing not being able to rely on the forward who scored 44 goals in all competitions in his first season for Liverpool . (more...)
Nabil Fekir: 'Knee problem not behind failed Liverpool medical' Nabil Fekir: 'Knee problem not behind failed Liverpool medical'
- June 20, 2018

The Lyon star even underwent a medical with Reds staff and agreed personal terms. There's no hiding the fact that Spurs are in the market for an attacking midfielder and Fekir could be seen as the flawless solution for Tottenham going into the 2018-19 Premier League season. (more...)
Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco
- June 20, 2018

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has the option of rotating his defence for the Group B cash, while Joao Mario and Ricardo Quaresma are pushing for starts after being benched last time out. The African nation is staying positive and holds a desire to impress Portugal and Spain, but they must pull off two astonishing World Cup performances to remain in this competition. (more...)
Madrid set to snatch Liverpool target Madrid set to snatch Liverpool target
- June 20, 2018

Reports from Spain suggested Los Blancos had made a breakthrough and would tie up a €70m deal for Alisson. Madrid would not be willing to go beyond £52.4m (€ 60m ) + £8.4m (€10m) in add-ons, Sky in Italy understand. "€78 million is needed and he's close to joining Real Madrid ". On Sunday evening, Alisson made his World Cup debut with Brazil against Switzerland and impressed with his distribution from the back. (more...)
Egypt on the brink of World Cup exit after Russia loss Egypt on the brink of World Cup exit after Russia loss
- June 20, 2018

Having smashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their World Cup despite the eyes of the world on them, including President Vladimir Putin, Russia made a strong account of themselves. The Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) laid that decision exclusively at Cuper's door, maintaining the 26-year-old was fit to face Uruguay but deemed not ready for the risk. (more...)
Mourinho hails Liverpool ace Salah: Russia won't be able to handle him Mourinho hails Liverpool ace Salah: Russia won't be able to handle him
- June 20, 2018

For now they sit atop group A with six points from two wins on a goal difference of +7. Egypt's Argentine coach Hector Cuper said on Monday Salah was fit to play but would undergo a test before kick-off in Saint Petersburg. Mourinho while continuing his gig as a World Cup analyst for the Kremlin network Russia Today, offered this bit of punditry in regards to the PFA and Premier League player of the year. (more...)
Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
- June 20, 2018

Meanwhile, Argentina and Brazil have both scored a solitary goal - while world champions Germany suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico . Then he popped up again at the death to score his 10th goal in his last eight England games. With Alli, Sterling and Lingard playing in advanced roles behind Kane, the responsibility lies with them to step up to the plate. Between them, they have played 78 games for England , but have delivered a combined total of just five goals. (more...)

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