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'Who the hell does that kind of thing?' - Durmaz condemns racist abuse 'Who the hell does that kind of thing?' - Durmaz condemns racist abuse
- June 25, 2018

This is probably the heaviest conclusion that I've experienced in my career". Kroos' goal from a set piece came in the fifth and final minute of injury time. "Now we need to try to find a way to win the last match". "We still have an excellent opportunity to qualify, " Andersson said. "Now we have to clean up, tidy up after this game". (more...)
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero Nigeria's Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero
- June 25, 2018

Prior to this game, Rohr's side defeated Argentina 4-2 in an worldwide friendly played in Krasnodar, and when they face off in Saint Petersburg, they would be hoping to break the Argentine jinx. We played against them without Messi. Sergio Aguero is set to pay the price for a failed player revolt as the striker is reportedly set to be dropped for Argentina's World Cup decider on Tuesday. (more...)
Virat Kohli warns England batsmen, reveals India's X-factors Virat Kohli warns England batsmen, reveals India's X-factors
- June 25, 2018

The mindset doesn't change on the basis of one series. "We have patience and the focus is on how to win matches". So if the other team has to adapt to those conditions, so do we. I have had six to seven sessions in Mumbai . "If you are at ease mentally, it will show in your performances". "I have passed the fitness test and (am) excited to get back on the field". (more...)
'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala found dead 3 days after going missing 'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala found dead 3 days after going missing
- June 25, 2018

Binu Alex was reported missing since Friday. . "I am proceeding towards death and no one is responsible". He, however, followed all major league football matches and was insane about Messi. She told him to go to bed as he had to go to work the next day. A close relative of Alex said that he was a hardcore Messi fan and his mobile phone had a picture of the Argentinian captain as the wallpaper. (more...)
Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low
- June 25, 2018

They were beaten 1-0. The Bayern Munich centre-back later said talks in Germany's training camp had cleared the air ahead of facing Sweden in Sochi. I have an idea, a match plan for tomorrow. Germany was struggling, and while a draw would not have eliminated them from the knockout round, but it would have meant they needed to beat South Korea while getting help from Mexico just to advance. (more...)
Sprint auto driver Jason Johnson dies of injuries sustained in crash Sprint auto driver Jason Johnson dies of injuries sustained in crash
- June 25, 2018

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Johnson crashed on the 18th lap while racing for the lead with eventual victor Daryn Pitman. The team also posted a link to a GoFundMe account where proceeds will go to the Johnson family. The news of Johnson's death cut a wide swath in auto racing. Johnson is a five-time Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series champion and was one of the most popular winners of the prestigious Knoxville Nationals. (more...)
Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored
- June 25, 2018

He's no Ronaldo in that regard. It's as if the two five Ballon d'Or winners have experienced a role reversal from the 2014 World Cup, where Messi was the Player of the Tournament, scoring four goals and dragging his country to a final that they really should have won. (more...)
Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama
- June 25, 2018

England look certain to qualify for the last 16 along with Belgium, whom they face in their final Group G fixture on Thursday. "Not many players score a hat-trick in the World Cup , so I'm extremely proud of it". We are like virgins. "He's up at the top", said England manager Southgate. "It could have been an even bigger score". The pokey pub exploded into life five times in a breathless first half, with Barrie joking that "it's a bit rowdy for me!" What we did was to try to avoid a ... (more...)
James Rodriguez Shines As Colombia Smash Poland James Rodriguez Shines As Colombia Smash Poland
- June 25, 2018

Rodriguez's short corner eventually found Quintero, whose smart through ball back to Rodriguez gave him time and space to curl a ideal left-footed cross that Mina rose to header powerfully past Szczesny on 40 minutes. Colombia have three points and play Senegal on Thursday knowing victory could secure top spot. The Juventus man bore down on Szczesny and slipped home a delightful finish. (more...)
Australia slumps to series whitewash with ODI defeat against England Australia slumps to series whitewash with ODI defeat against England
- June 25, 2018

Not for the first time in the series, it was Moeen who made the important breakthrough for England , bowling Finch for 22 in his first over. Two balls later, Marcus Stoinis was out for a duck when a mistimed sweep lobbed gently to Jake Ball at short fine leg. (more...)
'F*** racism' - Sweden take stand after Jimmy Durmaz abuse 'F*** racism' - Sweden take stand after Jimmy Durmaz abuse
- June 24, 2018

Sweden had scored in the first half on a clever counterattack , and with its one goal secured, made a decision to settle into some of the most defensive football seen at the World Cup so far. "There was a lot of feelings". "Overall, we once again had phases where we played really well and didn't use our chances". "We have to take stock now, see what the situation is". (more...)
Sri Lankans admit to breaching 'spirit of cricket' v Windies Sri Lankans admit to breaching 'spirit of cricket' v Windies
- June 24, 2018

However, the ICC on Thursday confirmed he has appealed , with a date for that hearing set for Friday. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal , head coach Chandila Hathurusingha, and team manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted to the breaching of ICC conduct of code. (more...)
Another costly error from Vettel as Lewis reclaims championship lead Another costly error from Vettel as Lewis reclaims championship lead
- June 24, 2018

Sebastian Vettel was almost four tenths adrift of Hamilton's 1:30.029 benchmark while the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were over half a second behind. He was into the points in 10th, passing Nico Hulkenberg on lap 12 but was already 24 seconds back from Hamilton. Hamilton was able to pull away after an early Safety Car period with Max Verstappen giving chase, but the Dutchman was unable to get within striking distance as the defending champion managed his pace. (more...)
Mohamed Salah reportedly considered quitting Egypt national team Mohamed Salah reportedly considered quitting Egypt national team
- June 24, 2018

Kadyrov, leader of Chechnya since 2004, is a controversial figure on the global stage because of the hard-line rule over his people and a series of contentious comments, particularly against the gay community. Salah has been criticised by sections of Liverpool's fanbase, who have accused their star striker of allowing himself to be used as a propaganda tool by Kadyrov. (more...)
F1: Lewis Hamilton wins in France, retakes driver's championship lead F1: Lewis Hamilton wins in France, retakes driver's championship lead
- June 24, 2018

Once Bottas suffered a slow stop due to the rear jack dropping the auto, Vettel was able to pit and take his five-second time penalty and rejoin in fifth on fresh tires. After banging wheels with Hamilton in Azerbaijan a year ago, crashing out at Singapore, tangling with Hamilton and Verstappen at the start in Mexico, and running off the road in Baku in April, Vettel was left to rue another costly error. (more...)
England break record as Harry Kane joins elite group of legends England break record as Harry Kane joins elite group of legends
- June 24, 2018

Harry Kane played a captain's role once more with a hat-trick to become the tournament's leading scorer. Kane and Fontaine are two of just three players to have achieved this feat - Hungary's Sandor Kocsis scored seven goals in the first two matches for his team at the 1954 World Cup . (more...)
Albanian origin players score as Switzerland comes from behind to beat Serbia Albanian origin players score as Switzerland comes from behind to beat Serbia
- June 24, 2018

Xhaka has joint Swiss and Kosovar nationality. If the two teams end up with identical goal difference and goals scored, Switzerland would go through on the basis of head-to-head, thanks to Shaqiri's goal. The fact that this happened in a match against Serbia was doubly incendiary due to the ongoing political conflicts between Albanians and Serbs. Xhaka himself said in his post-match interview: "The world might not know the story, but ask any Albanian". (more...)
Sri Lanka Cricket release FTP for Men, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket release FTP for Men, 2018
- June 24, 2018

The tournament will run from July 2019 to June 2021. India's next couple of series in WTC will take place in New Zealand (two Tests) and Australia (four Tests) in 2020-2021 before they play England in a five-Test series at home. Those two Tests will be part of 40, they play in this new FTP (including three that they've already played in Ireland and England ). Test stars will either be playing an ODI series against India , BBL or grade cricket in the lead-up to that first Test ... (more...)
Tensions rise in Brazil squad after Neymar insults his own teammate Tensions rise in Brazil squad after Neymar insults his own teammate
- June 24, 2018

A controversial penalty decision late in Friday's Brazil-Costa Rica game could have been one of the stories of the World Cup, but Neymar's late goal in stoppage time to seal a 2-0 win stole the headlines and rendered his dive 20 minutes earlier relatively meaningless. (more...)
Rampant Mexico see off South Korea to close on last 16
- June 24, 2018

It gives rhythm to Mexico's attacking. Mexico , which upset defending champion Germany in its opening match, took the lead when Vela converted from the penalty spot in the 26th minute. While some of the more favored teams stumble in Russia, Mexico is doing just fine and has been boosted by the huge traveling support - around half of the 43,472 - in Rostov Arena. (more...)
Bottas fastest at rainy French GP practice Bottas fastest at rainy French GP practice
- June 24, 2018

The world champion avoided the chaos that unravelled behind him at the start, with Vettel locking up and sliding into Valtteri Bottas , spinning the Finn's Mercedes and puncturing his tyre while breaking his own front wing. Stoffel Vandoorne was 18th fastest in the second McLaren , ahead of Williams duo Sergey Sirotkin - who escaped action after an investigation for potentially impeding Hulkenberg - and Lance Stroll. (more...)
England Women follow up mens ODI record with T20I high England Women follow up mens ODI record with T20I high
- June 24, 2018

The campaign is aimed at urging more people to watch, attend and play women's sport - watch former England internationals Isa Guha, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Mark Butcher discuss it below. Bates narrowly missed the highest individual score in this format though, falling short of Meg Lanning's 126 by just two runs. The Brits were all blazing guns with Tammy Beaumont's 116 runs off 52. (more...)
Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist
- June 24, 2018

The dream - no, the OBJECTIVE - is still alive. "Congratulations for the performance, guys". The world's most expensive player then set alarm bells ringing when he hobbled out of training on Tuesday in full view of the cameras. Brazil's forward Neymar (R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018 . (more...)
Mike Hussey fears for Australia after ODI hammering Mike Hussey fears for Australia after ODI hammering
- June 24, 2018

Three balls later Willey induced an edge from Michael Neser and Buttler held the catch behind the stumps. Shaun Marsh (101) and Aaron Finch (100) top-scored for Australia who ended their innings badly. With Roy, Bairstow and Hales in such good nick, England now have a top three to rank with any in the world although Morgan admits he is not looking forward to the selection meeting when Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes return from injury. (more...)
Nick Phipps and Lukhan Tui in for Australia's decider with Ireland Nick Phipps and Lukhan Tui in for Australia's decider with Ireland
- June 24, 2018

Australia will be without the crisp service of scrumhalf Will Genia, who broke his arm last week and has been replaced in the starting XV by Nick Phipps. Joe Powell will aim to add to his three Test caps after being named on a six-two bench as reserve halfback, along with 2017 Wallabies rookie of the year Ned Hanigan, who returns from injury. (more...)
FIFA WC :Ronaldo's header settle narrow 1-0 win for Portugal FIFA WC :Ronaldo's header settle narrow 1-0 win for Portugal
- June 24, 2018

It was a cruel way to bow out of the World Cup for a Moroccan team that knitted the ball beautifully but the game of football has no rewards for possession. The Professional Footballers' Association have questioned whether there is any objective to Fifa's concussion protocol after Morocco openly flouted guidelines without any sanction and there was then a third World Cup controversy on Friday over the reaction to a head injury. (more...)
Steve Holland apologises to England players for team-sheet blunder Steve Holland apologises to England players for team-sheet blunder
- June 24, 2018

Gareth Southgate was hailed for "playing a blinder" ahead of England's World Cup opener with Tunisia , as the afterglow of a notionally happy squad and not-quite-as-adversarial-and-vituperative-media was directed his way. On Sunday's game, he said England had done "due diligence" on Panama and was not expecting an easy game. Defender Kyle Walker said that he expected the England players to be told the confirmed team to face Panama on Saturday. (more...)
Germany scores incredible free kick victor in stoppage time Germany scores incredible free kick victor in stoppage time
- June 24, 2018

Germany was struggling, and while a draw would not have eliminated them from the knockout round, but it would have meant they needed to beat South Korea while getting help from Mexico just to advance. Germany forced Sweden to play defensively for nearly the entire second half and eventually the attack paid off. Kroos stepped to the ball, tapping it to Marco Reus, who settled it for Kroos to take aim on goal. (more...)
Messi is no Ronaldo, France legend slams Argentina captain Messi is no Ronaldo, France legend slams Argentina captain
- June 24, 2018

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been the stand out player so far at the this summers World Cup in Russian Federation. The five-time Ballon d'Or victor retired before, after losing in three consecutive finals (2014 World Cup, 2016, 2016 Copa America) but was convinced to return for the challenge of leading his country to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association eyes goal celebrations by Swiss players Xhaka, Shaqiri Federation Internationale de Football Association eyes goal celebrations by Swiss players Xhaka, Shaqiri
- June 24, 2018

The gesture made by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri - open hands together with the thumbs interlocked and fingers outstretched - resembled the double-headed eagle, which is displayed on Albania's national flag. "The Swiss Provocation", wrote Serb nationalist daily newspaper Vecernje Novosti alongside photographs of the gestures and a picture of Shaqiri's boots, which have the Kosovo flag on one heel and the Swiss flag on the other. (more...)

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