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Stephen A: LeBron texted Kevin Durant about playing in LA
- June 29, 2018

However, even with the extra first round pick and Wanger, the ESPN reporters are saying that several current Lakers players would also likely need to be included in the deal. " Kevin Durant ain't coming to L.A. He wants to surpass LeBron James". Landing Leonard in a trade prior to free agency would make the Lakers rest a little easier knowing they already have one superstar in hand. (more...)
Marcos Rojo Reveals What Lionel Messi Said In Inspirational Team Talk Marcos Rojo Reveals What Lionel Messi Said In Inspirational Team Talk
- June 29, 2018

Maradona also ignored doctors advise not to watch the final minutes of the clash thereby putting his health in danger. Federation Internationale de Football Association has also warned him to be of good conduct in the remaining games he will attend at the World Cup . (more...)
Batshuayi hits himself in the face with his own kick Batshuayi hits himself in the face with his own kick
- June 29, 2018

However, Batshuayi's celebration may have left him with a slight headache. However, he kicked it straight at the post. Instead he missed, hit the post and the ball then rebounded back into his own face. But while his goal was brilliant, everyone was talking about what Batshuayi did. One of the great moments of World Cup 2018, we think. Batshuayi briefly held his head in pain but luckily the only real damage done was to his pride and the forward went on to complete the full 90 minutes. (more...)
World Cup Group G match report Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018 World Cup Group G match report Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018
- June 29, 2018

That job has gone to Al-Ettifaq winger Fakhreddine Ben Youssef , who started on the right of the Tunisia attack in both their previous group games. Tunisia also has more accomplished club professionals in its squad, but it was missing several players because of injuries. Panama held a 1-0 halftime lead after a goal set up in part by Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres. (more...)
Southgate: Belgium lineup choice for Southgate: Belgium lineup choice for "the bigger picture"
- June 29, 2018

We will therefore rely on Lukaku, signed for £75 million last summer, to build on his 27-goal debut season and fire us into title contention. "Major changes in worldwide football means that a team is having trouble synching up, but I did not see that at all". (more...)
Chelsea leapfrog 'Liverpool and Real Madrid in race to sign Alisson' Chelsea leapfrog 'Liverpool and Real Madrid in race to sign Alisson'
- June 29, 2018

Ronaldo has few friends in the Madrid dressing room - only Marcelo and Karim Benzema have his back, and the Frenchman himself is available for purchase this summer. Real Madrid , however, are willing to wait out. After the Champions League final, Ronaldo admitted that a move away from the Spanish capital could be in order, and after reports of his departure had died down a little, they've recently warmed back up. (more...)
Loew Job Safe Even If Germany Suffer Early Exit
- June 29, 2018

But there are worse ways to spend a sweltering Wednesday afternoon than revelling in the four-times champions being humbled by the might of South Korea . "It's a dark day for German football", Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said. Even in Yekaterinburg, almost 500 miles away, the Mexican fans expected Germany to score. (more...)
Hierro says Spain must tighten up after Morocco stalemate Hierro says Spain must tighten up after Morocco stalemate
- June 29, 2018

Spain twice comes back to draw the match against an inspired Morocco performance. Next up, Spain plays host Russian Federation on Sunday in Moscow, while Portugal plays Uruguay in Sochi a day earlier. The Real Madrid playmaker was at the heart of every Spain attack, caressing clever passes to teammates and weaving past wrong-footed defenders . (more...)
Defeat to Belgium sets up England's 'biggest game for decade' Defeat to Belgium sets up England's 'biggest game for decade'
- June 29, 2018

It just shows anyone is vulnerable on any given day. Chile, in the Confederations Cup final a year ago, didn't qualify for Russian Federation, and now Germany. "But we want to win the group". Spot on. Winning breeds a winning mentality and given England's confidence will be sky-high at the moment they should be looking to beat everyone. (more...)
Iran striker retires at 23 because criticism made his mother sick Iran striker retires at 23 because criticism made his mother sick
- June 28, 2018

Azmoun, known for his temper and his undiplomatic social media usage, is hoped to reconsider his decision before January's Asian Cup. "I have come to the decision to say goodbye to my national team". They lost against Spain, but the score was just 1-0. He scored 11 goals in 14 games in qualifying and played the full 90 minutes in all three group games in Russian Federation as Iran beat Morocco, lost to Spain and drew with Portugal. (more...)
Tite backs Brazil to grow in World Cup's knock-out phase Tite backs Brazil to grow in World Cup's knock-out phase
- June 28, 2018

Brazil's team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar said after the game: 'A spasm in the stabilizing musculature of the spine, ' the Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said after the match. "I can't tell you any more than that". Tite insists Brazil can cope with being installed as World Cup favourites, following Germany's shock exit, with the Selecao boss backing his side to grow in the knock-out stages at Russian Federation 2018. (more...)
Senegal's Moussa Wague youngest African scorer at FIFA World Cup Senegal's Moussa Wague youngest African scorer at FIFA World Cup
- June 28, 2018

Kane completed a World Cup hat-trick and leads the scorers standings with five goals from two matches. Both teams had chances to reclaim the lead before half-time. Moussa Wagué eventually made it 2-1 for the Lions of Teranga with 20 minutes remaining after making a galloping run on the right wing before smashing a strike home at the near post. (more...)
Japan advance on fair play points despite loss to Poland Japan advance on fair play points despite loss to Poland
- June 28, 2018

The "Samurai Blue" needed a draw to definitely advance to the knockout rounds after they beat Colombia and drew with Senegal in the previous two games, reversing low expectations at the start of the tournament. Japan enters the day tied with Senegal atop the group table, with each on four points. Everything seemed set for Japan to progress to the knockout stages - that is, until Jan Bednarek popped up completely unmarked to volley home from a free kick and put Poland in front. (more...)
Why England Might Want To Lose Their World Cup Game Against Belgium Why England Might Want To Lose Their World Cup Game Against Belgium
- June 28, 2018

As it stands - thanks to a few quirky results - one side of the draw appears considerably more hard. By contrast, should the victor of Group G get past the round of 16, they could meet Brazil in the quarterfinals, with France, Argentina, Portugal and Uruguay among the possible semifinal opponents. (more...)
LeBron James Texted Kevin Durant About Joining Lakers Together LeBron James Texted Kevin Durant About Joining Lakers Together
- June 28, 2018

Per the source, James called Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant to gauge his interest in joining him in Los Angeles, which has enough cap space to sign two max contracts this summer. That is not the information that I got but I will tell you what I did hear, is that Kevin Durant behind the scenes was like 'Why would I do that? "Because now you have the people's MVP and you have, like, the NBA's MVP; I think the people's MVP was definitely James [Harden], but the NBA MVP is ... (more...)
Researchers with IIHS, Va. Tech Develop Rating System for Bike Helmets Researchers with IIHS, Va. Tech Develop Rating System for Bike Helmets
- June 28, 2018

Virginia Tech has a long record of testing and rating football helmets. Bicycle Helmet Market 2018 Forecast to 2023 provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global Bicycle Helmet sector. (more...)
DC United to announce Wayne Rooney joining club, sources say DC United to announce Wayne Rooney joining club, sources say
- June 28, 2018

Rooney joins former Manchester United teammates Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire ) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Los Angeles Galaxy) in MLS . 'It is fantastic to be joining DC United at such an exciting time in the club's history with the new stadium opening in just a few weeks, ' Rooney said. (more...)
Senegal, Africa eliminated from 2018 FIFA World Cup
- June 28, 2018

Japan had four yellow cards in its three group matches while Senegal had six. Hi everyone, it's the final day of what has been an enthralling group stage - today we have the final pair of games with a couple of cracking Group H games kicking us off before Group G gives us a very unique situation. (more...)
Gareth Southgate wants to see more England fans travel to Russian Federation Gareth Southgate wants to see more England fans travel to Russian Federation
- June 28, 2018

Before that though there is the drama of three going into two in group H . "There is more than just Lukaku to worry about and we've got a number of very good players in our team they need to be anxious about too", he added. England manager Gareth Southgate says Germany's shock World Cup exit has no impact on his side. It remains unclear whether or not it would be better to finish in first or second in the group as the winners may be handed a showdown with Columbia. (more...)
‘Dark day for German football’ after World Cup elimination
- June 28, 2018

Sweden coach Janne Andersson spoke of his vast pride after his side topped the group with second-half goals against Mexico from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist and an own goal from Edson Alvarez to move into a last-16 meeting with Switzerland. (more...)
Lakers, Kawhi, Deal Could Be Done By Friday
- June 28, 2018

James can become a free agent Friday night if he opts out of his contract, and that's not something he had to. Cam also discusses how the Cleveland Cavs are reportedly the favorite to have LeBron James next season. They not only have the cap space to sign him to a max contract but they could also sign another soon-to-be free agent Paul George to a max contract as well. (more...)
Japan slip through to last 16 despite Poland loss Japan slip through to last 16 despite Poland loss
- June 28, 2018

They could not, and so bow out of the tournament, meaning there is no African nation in the knockouts of a World Cup for the first time in 36 years. In a media conference on Wednesday, Koulibaly was asked how it felt to be regarded as a €100 million (£88m) player, and whether such transfer speculation was clouding his focus amid a World Cup campaign. (more...)
Jan Vertonghen 'relishing' World Cup clash with Tottenham teammate Harry Kane
- June 28, 2018

With the benefit of being the last teams to play in the group stage, both teams will have full knowledge of the knockout bracket by the time they kickoff at 6am - which may lead to the unusual situation of both teams attempting to lose the match. (more...)
Without Rodriguez, Colombia Look to Break Senegal Resistance Without Rodriguez, Colombia Look to Break Senegal Resistance
- June 28, 2018

The South Americans are now third and need a win in Samara to guarantee a place in the last 16, while the African side are second and will progress with at least a draw. The teams are looking healthy entering this match, though Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina received some knocks in the last match. If there was something of a negative vibe around Senegal , Colombia are going in the opposite direction. (more...)
Japan's Keisuke Honda believes team can 'fool' Senegal in Group H meeting Japan's Keisuke Honda believes team can 'fool' Senegal in Group H meeting
- June 28, 2018

The same can not be said about either of the Group H matches, as this group is undoubtedly the most even of the eight in Russian Federation. But the acacia team played not as well as with Poland. "It is not just Yoshida, but all the players we are giving them information about Mane, though I am sure he will be in some duels with Mane", Nishino said on Saturday. (more...)
Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock
- June 28, 2018

I take responsibility for that and stand up for that, but I thought it was a good team. It was Die Mannschaft's first group stage exit in the World Cup since 1938, and leaves them returning to Berlin with just one win from two. The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound away from the attackers after a spectacular dive. "We all made mistakes", admitted defender Mats Hummels after the stunning 2-0 defeat left them bottom of Group F - and he meant the players, Loew ... (more...)
Germany vs South Korea, Group F Germany vs South Korea, Group F
- June 28, 2018

Germany coach Joachim Low said his side deserved to go out of the World Cup after their shock exit following a 2-0 defeat to South Korea . Sweden advanced from Group F as top seed, while Mexico followed in second place. That result put Germany in a good position to advance , as well. Brazil forward Neymar can not shoulder the Selecao's World Cup hopes alone, the South Americans' head coach Tite said ahead of their Group E clash with Serbia in Moscow. (more...)
Koreans send Germany home, Sweden through
- June 28, 2018

Die Mannschaft , as Germany's team is nicknamed, had won the last World Cup in 2014 and were favourites to win this year. We just did not deserve it. "Today it was not easy but, yes, no team could get through easily". Manuel Neuer believes it would be "bitter and pathetic" for Germany's players to revel in their past glories in the aftermath of their terrible 2018 World Cup campaign. (more...)
Permutations: What teams need in Group G and Group H Permutations: What teams need in Group G and Group H
- June 28, 2018

It's a generation to be extremely proud of, especially with Belgium having only 11 million population and we have some stunning individuals", he told reporters in Kaliningrad ahead of Thursday's Group G showdown with England . "But we want to win the group". After picking up four points in their first two Group H games, as many as the rest of the four African teams combined, a draw would be enough for the Lions of Teranga to reach the next round, while Colombia need a win to ... (more...)
Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA
- June 28, 2018

Former captain Lothar Matthaus, who lifted the World Cup with West Germany in 1990, wrote on Twitter: 'This is a very sad afternoon'. "The situation is very hard to put into words". The second half capitulation was a shock. The Koreans, who had no idea of the score in the other match, rejoiced as if having won the tournament, while 11 German players hoped the ground would swallow them. (more...)

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