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FIFA probes Swiss players' pro-Kosovo celebrations FIFA probes Swiss players' pro-Kosovo celebrations
- June 25, 2018

During the first time, Serbian team put a considerable pressure on the Swiss players, so Switzerland failed to shoot back and even the score. If this exact scenario plays out, they'll likely be matched up against either England or the victor of the wide-open Group H. (more...)
Houston Astros player shaves mustache mid-game Houston Astros player shaves mustache mid-game
- June 25, 2018

Bregman, in his next at bat, was seen clean shaven. His face seemed brighter and fresher. The third baseman shaved his mustache in a matter of minutes. I did like the mustache. I thought it played. Hopefully, the sudden change doesn't lead to a slump for Bregman. Personally, I'm a fan of the 'stache. (more...)
Messi powerless against us, says Croatia coach Messi powerless against us, says Croatia coach
- June 25, 2018

This is Argentina's worst defeat at World Cup since 1958 and also their worst start since 1974 as Lionel Messi failed to help his national team. After a Croatian midfielder delivered the coup de grace with the third goal , handing Messi's team a shock 0-3 defeat, it immediately made furious Argentine fans shift to Antonella's post, reports Sputnik news agency. (more...)
Pakistan names strong group for Zimbabwe tour Pakistan names strong group for Zimbabwe tour
- June 25, 2018

Hafeez got the nod of the national selectors both as bowler and batsman after being cleared to resume bowling in the worldwide cricket by the global Cricket Council (ICC) for the third time following corrective measures last month. Babar Azam has been named in the 16-member ODI squad , though a final decision on the 23-year old will be taken after assessing his recovery from the arm fracture that kept him out of the much of the tour of the UK. (more...)
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez likely heading to DL Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez likely heading to DL
- June 25, 2018

Romine filled in for Sanchez when he went on the DL with a strained right biceps a year ago and he hit.327 with two homers and 10 RBI in 18 games. Sanchez, 25, was excellent for the Yankees last season, hitting.278 with 33 home runs and 90 RBI in 122 games. (more...)
U.S. Open to alter its seeding protocol for pregnancies U.S. Open to alter its seeding protocol for pregnancies
- June 25, 2018

The move comes after criticism levied at the USTA for the handling the seeding of Serena Williams at last month's French Open , where she entered unseeded after the birth of her daughter in September. Williams was the top-ranked women's player in the world and had just won the Australian Open when she took a break from the sport while pregnant past year. (more...)
Brendon Hartley set for back of the grid start after engine change
- June 25, 2018

Unfortunately, Honda's subsequent diagnosis led to the fitting of a new ICE, MGU-H, turbocharger, MGU-K, control electronics and energy store to his auto. "We have now sent it back to Japan for further investigation", Honda confirmed, referring to Hartley's stricken power unit. However, Hartley will race with Honda's latest spec engine. (more...)
Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow
- June 25, 2018

The star, along with his team-mates, came under heavy criticism following a shock 3-0 defeat to Croatia in the second game of the group. Maradona, the Golden Ball victor as Argentina won the 1986 World Cup , said he "would love" to meet coach Jorge Sampaoli's players and would take several of his former team-mates with him. (more...)
Ohio State Flips 4-Star Michigan State QB Commit Dwan Mathis Ohio State Flips 4-Star Michigan State QB Commit Dwan Mathis
- June 25, 2018

On Sunday, that became clear. Dwan Mathis , a 4-star quarterback from Oak Park (Mich.) has flipped from Michigan State to the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Mathis is the No. He finished that visit by flipping his commitment to the Buckeyes. The decision to flip from one school to another is never easy for a recruit, but it's especially hard when making the move between rivals, and that's what Mathis has done. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, Egypt Play For Pride In Group A Dead Rubber Saudi Arabia, Egypt Play For Pride In Group A Dead Rubber
- June 25, 2018

Both want to end their campaigns on a positive note and make up for their disappointing results in the first two games. Egypt's selection of El Hadary may well have something to do with the fact that they are playing for pride on Monday, having lost to both Uruguay and Russian Federation in their opening two games. (more...)
South Korea on Son Heung-min's shoulders South Korea on Son Heung-min's shoulders
- June 25, 2018

Son, 25, is a star in his home country, to the point that he has to be in disguise when he leaves the house. "We'll play a different formation, have different tactics than against Sweden, so maybe we can use him (Son) more than in the first game". (more...)
Springboks Team Newlands Cape Town Third Test vs. England rugby Springboks Team Newlands Cape Town Third Test vs. England rugby
- June 25, 2018

That will be the case in the third and last test match against England at Newlands in Cape Town tomorrow. "The series might be won but we still have an important Test match on Saturday, against a very determined English side who will be looking to end the series on a high", said Erasmus. (more...)
Search for boys missing in flooded cave in Thailand continues Search for boys missing in flooded cave in Thailand continues
- June 25, 2018

Instead, they turned to the Sirikorn rescue team in Chiang Rai for help. The group were apparently trapped when a heavy storm flooded a stream at the cave's entrance. Police Col. Komsan Saardluan told the Associated Press that waters in the four- to five-mile-long cave system can reach 16 feet during the rainy season from June through October. (more...)
VAR drama, Neymar breaks down in dramatic win VAR drama, Neymar breaks down in dramatic win
- June 25, 2018

Philippe Coutinho finally put Brazil ahead in the stoppage time and Neymar added a second as Brazil survived against Costa Rica . Brazil finished the game virtually playing with five attackers, two very attacking full backs and only Casemiro anchoring the midfield in front of his two center backs. (more...)
Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup
- June 25, 2018

If Iceland loses to Croatia or the match results as a draw, then all will be well for Argentina. "Obviously, when we feel some discomfort or we see something, we express it to him because otherwise, we would be hypocrites". "I played with my life whenever I got the Argentine shirt", Maradona said. "This was his last chance to win something with Argentina - so I wouldn't be surprised to see him retire from global football after this". (more...)
Pick your England team to face Belgium Pick your England team to face Belgium
- June 25, 2018

The towering all-time leading goalscorer for his country (40) could not be stopped, scoring twice to take his tournament tally to four in two games. With qualification already secured - and it remains unclear if finishing second in the group creates an "easier" route through the knockout phase - Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has already stated he will make "major changes" for the game. (more...)
World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds
- June 25, 2018

Since Denmark and Australia drew, they too could be split by fair play. If it's Mexico, then Brazil might be happy with a draw against Serbia, as that would take them through second if Switzerland win against winless Costa Rica, setting up a likely round of 16 tie against the Central American nation, rather than Germany. (more...)
Paul Pogba Uncertain About His France Future Paul Pogba Uncertain About His France Future
- June 25, 2018

Mourinho has always denied any issue with Pogba, but the 25-year-old revealed he and his coach did disagree at points last season. "This is maybe my last one", he said. France are still one of the favourites to win the tournament despite their underwhelming performances, and Pogba is hoping for a special summer. "I really want to enjoy this and to forget all the criticism, all the whispers from behind". (more...)
McIlroy and Spieth bounce back from US Open McIlroy and Spieth bounce back from US Open
- June 25, 2018

That started a memorable summer that included his first Claret Jug. Rory McIlroy also is at 7 under after a 69. Johnson missed the cut a year ago, but returned because he's a fan of the course. "I probably watched it every single day it was so cool", Spieth said. They are here to win. Spieth agrees. He is not playing next week and has not committed to any other tournaments before the July 19-22 British Open at Carnoustie. (more...)
PCB serves Umar Akmal notice over spot-fixing claims PCB serves Umar Akmal notice over spot-fixing claims
- June 25, 2018

In an interview aired on Samaa TV on Sunday, the batsman claimed that while he was once offered $200,000 to not play two deliveries, he was also offered money to skip matches against India."I was once offered $200,000 for leaving two deliveries". (more...)
A massive chocolate cake! Moscow confectioners’ gift for Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday A massive chocolate cake! Moscow confectioners’ gift for Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday
- June 25, 2018

As I said in my TV analysis after Argentina's defeat, they look like a broken team. "It means so much because for Argentina the World Cup is special - and for me too". As per the officials, Messi will be receiving a replica of the FIFA World Cup made from traditional Russian Gzhel ceramics, as a gift on his birthday from the Moscow region. (more...)
NRL Hits Back At Homophobic Fans Following State Of Origin Kiss NRL Hits Back At Homophobic Fans Following State Of Origin Kiss
- June 25, 2018

Both sides hailed the first women's Origin fixture as a rousing success and a big step in the growth of the women's game. An Isabelle Kelly double fired NSW to victory over Queensland in a Woman of the match performance. NSW halfback and skipper Maddison Studdon slotted the conversion from the sideline to give the home side a handy 6-0 lead. "Always excited playing in the Queensland jersey and as fullback", Baker said. (more...)
Whitewash complete as Aussies fall to England in final ODI Whitewash complete as Aussies fall to England in final ODI
- June 25, 2018

It was a remarkable effort, with the joint next highest English contribution being Adil Rashid's 20 although the number 10's 47-ball effort in a ninth-wicket partnership of 81 was also key to helping the home side get across the line. England went to lunch at 66/5 in 16 overs. Australian skipper Tim Paine lauded Jos Buttler's batting skills after the wicketkeeper-batsman rescued his side from troubled waters. (more...)
Petra Kvitova retains Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham Petra Kvitova retains Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham
- June 25, 2018

But the Slovakian was no match for Kvitova from that point onwards. Their last match against each other was in 2014, and the one before that was in 2011. "When she's on fire, you can go shake her hand and say, 'Okay, I just want to leave from here.' She plays absolutely fantastic". Magdalena was not to be denied and she broke again in game seven to grab the lead for the second time, bringing it home after saving a break point in game 10 for a 6-4. (more...)
Switzerland Stars Facing Disciplinary Action For Goal Celebrations Switzerland Stars Facing Disciplinary Action For Goal Celebrations
- June 25, 2018

Xhaka himself scored Switzerland's equaliser in the game against Serbia on Friday night. Goal scorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri stole the headlines with double-headed eagle celebrations, which is a symbol of the Albanian flag. I think we all together need to steer away from politics in football and we should focus on this sport as a handsome game and something that brings people together. (more...)
Who’s Through And Who’s Out Ahead Of The Final Group Fixtures? Who’s Through And Who’s Out Ahead Of The Final Group Fixtures?
- June 25, 2018

If the Spanish lose they can still go through if Portugal suffer a heavier defeat against Iran , or if that match is a low-scoring draw and and Spain lose by no more than one goal. France's two wins from two has seen them through, and a draw against Denmark will seal top spot. Similar to Group B insofar as wins or draws for the top two will see both through. (more...)
Early racing news on Wednesday, June 20 at Royal Ascot Early racing news on Wednesday, June 20 at Royal Ascot
- June 25, 2018

She travelled well and what happened today was incredible. I saw the filly on Saturday and she looked wonderful. As for future race plans, Cooper said: "I have to talk to Jessie and Maria and Electra, but there is a race at Deauville in the middle of August that the family sponsors, it might be an option". (more...)
Diego Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players
- June 25, 2018

The scene worsened after Argentina in their next match lost the game 0-3 against Croatia. 'We will give Lionel Messi to Lionel Messi, ' Malkina said , laughing. Messi, who turned 31 on Sunday , is yet to score or provide an assist at the showpiece event, while he had a penalty saved during a 1-1 draw with Iceland. (more...)
Roger Federer's grass winning streak ends in Gerry Weber Open final
- June 25, 2018

But not even Federer can control all the controllables. Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat to Borna Coric in the final of the Halle Open and will lose his world number one ranking. This week I will enjoy a bit of free time. This was Federer's first defeat on this surface since he lost to Tommy Haas in his opening match of the 2017 grass-court season. (more...)
#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea #WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea
- June 25, 2018

Toni Kroos' last-minute victor for Germany against Sweden later on Saturday means Mexico need a point against Sweden in their final group match to guarantee progress. Sweden took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ola Toivonen finished confidently after Kroos gave the ball away in midfield. Although they dominated possession against lacklustre opponents, Mexico also displayed their thrilling counter-attacking game with their second goal, when West Ham striker Hernandez added a neat ... (more...)

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