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Brazil coach defends Neymar Brazil coach defends Neymar
- July 07, 2018

To watch Brazil play in the World Cup is to see Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, known simply as Neymar , writhe around on the ground a lot . "Whether that's realistic I don't know, Brazil are an incredible team but there is not one day I go to bed thinking "what if we lose"?" "Against a team like Brazil , you must attack and defend with 11 players", he added. (more...)
Experienced Navy SEAL diver dies during Thai cave rescue operation Experienced Navy SEAL diver dies during Thai cave rescue operation
- July 07, 2018

At a late night press conference, Chiang Rai province governor Narongsak Osottanakorn said there was "a plan in place". This might not go well with kids, who are inexperienced. "If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, Federation Internationale de Football Association would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow as our guests", Infantino added. (more...)
France dominates Uruguay to book spot in World Cup semifinals France dominates Uruguay to book spot in World Cup semifinals
- July 07, 2018

The match at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium pitted France's speed against Uruguay's stubborn defence and its occasional attacking threats. France players celebrate their side's second goal, scored by Antoine Griezmann in the 61st minute, in World Cup quarterfinal victory over Uruguay . (more...)
England fans 'confident' ahead of quarter final clash with Sweden England fans 'confident' ahead of quarter final clash with Sweden
- July 07, 2018

But, he is fit and ready to face off against England in one of Sweden's biggest game in over a decade. "It's nice within football to affect some things and the players have that opportunity as well because they have a voice and they have influence on young people, especially the young people from the areas they came from", Southgate added. (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks: Meeting the 2018 NBA Summer League roster Milwaukee Bucks: Meeting the 2018 NBA Summer League roster
- July 07, 2018

Charlotte then signed him to a training camp deal where he played in two preseason games for the team before being released. The University of Arizona product is a rare combination of size and skill, possessing uncommon athleticism, footwork and shooting touch for a player at 7-1, 250 pounds. (more...)
Caroline Wozniacki Bugged by Flying Ants at Wimbledon Caroline Wozniacki Bugged by Flying Ants at Wimbledon
- July 07, 2018

The Dane, who won the title in Eastbourne last week and was seeded second in London, lost 6-4 1-6 7-5 to the Russian on Court One. Garbine Muguruza 's shock defeat to Alison Van Uytvanck on Thursday means that only two of the top eight seeds remain in the women's draw at Wimbledon - and we haven't reached round three yet. (more...)
Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon
- July 07, 2018

World No. 18 Kyrgios showed anger and frustration on the court on Tuesday but also cracked a few jokes out there. I don't even know if I can play when I'm 28. But one of his rockets accidentally hit the girl, and he checked she was all right before carrying on the match. Bernard Tomic saw off Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets, 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7/2), making the most of his lucky-loser status to move into the second round. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois clarifies comments on Jordan Pickford Thibaut Courtois clarifies comments on Jordan Pickford
- July 07, 2018

Trent Alexander-Arnold was an unused substitute for England , who will now face Sweden in the quarter-finals at 3pm BST on Saturday July 7 in Samara. "When it comes to a penalty shoot-out in a World Cup is is all about the character of the player and the confidence of the player at that time". "I used my top hand.I get criticised about the top hand but I don't think I'll be getting criticised about it now", he said. (more...)
No words if England win it all No words if England win it all
- July 07, 2018

Under "Gate Closes" is 1966, noting the last year England's Three Lions last won it all, and the seat, 52H, notes the number of years it has been since that time. "If the warmer weather remains then consumers will buy outdoor goods such as clothes, outdoor furniture and toys and equipment for barbecues and picnics - but at the same time it will reduce demand for investment in the home and products associated with the indoors and cooler weather". (more...)
Boston Celtics' free agent Marcus Smart prepared to sign qualifying offer Boston Celtics' free agent Marcus Smart prepared to sign qualifying offer
- July 07, 2018

Retaining Smart will put Boston into the luxury tax but, since they have a number of other tradeable assets (Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris, draft picks), keeping the RFA guard in town won't tie the hands of general manager Danny Ainge . Not many consequential free agents have taken the qualifying offer before. Smart helped lead a depleted Boston Celtics roster to the Eastern Conference Finals where the team lost in seven games to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers . (more...)
Thailand cave rescue has Thailand cave rescue has "limited time" to save trapped Thai soccer team
- July 07, 2018

Following a conference with Chiang Rai's Governor, Narongsak Osottanakorn, it has been revealed that no attempt will be made to rescue the trapped Thai soccer team today. Rescue efforts since British divers found the team on Monday have focused on draining the flooded cave and teaching the boys "some of whom are as young as 11 and not competent swimmers" to attempt dives that would challenge expert cavers. (more...)
Tony Parker to leave Spurs after 17 years with Spurs Tony Parker to leave Spurs after 17 years with Spurs
- July 07, 2018

The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not been signed. The 36-year-old Parker has spent his entire career with the Spurs since they drafted him at No. He was part of 137 playoff wins with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich , the second most by any coach and player in National Basketball Association history. (more...)
World Cup big guns primed for quarter-final battles World Cup big guns primed for quarter-final battles
- July 07, 2018

The round of 16 was bitter-sweet for lovers of the handsome game as two of the best players of their generations Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were giving their marching orders perhaps for the last time as both Argentina and Portugal crashed out of the tournament in a thrilling fashion. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony & OKC Thunder Will Part Ways This Offseason
- July 07, 2018

That information comes from a new report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young . However, would the Thunder be able to use the stretch provision on Anthony's contract the club would shave off $107 million off this coming season's team payroll and tax bill. (more...)
Grayson Allen Headbutts Trae Young In Just His 2nd Summer League Game Grayson Allen Headbutts Trae Young In Just His 2nd Summer League Game
- July 07, 2018

Social media lit up again Thursday night after Allen and former Oklahoma star Trae Young got tangled up, more than anything else, during an National Basketball Association summer league game between Allen's Utah Jazz and Young's Atlanta Hawks . (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association to Trapped Thai Soccer Team Federation Internationale de Football Association to Trapped Thai Soccer Team
- July 07, 2018

Samarn died early on Friday after he and a fellow volunteer were on their way back from placing oxygen tanks deep inside the cave. A senior army commander, Maj. They boys are weak but for the most part physically healthy. They've practised wearing diving masks and breathing, in preparation for the diving possibility. (more...)
Elon Musk sends engineers to help Thai cave rescue mission Elon Musk sends engineers to help Thai cave rescue mission
- July 06, 2018

Business magnate Elon Musk is sending engineers from two of his companies to help the 12 children and their soccer coach trapped in a Thailand cave for nearly two weeks now. Presently, the most likely option for the group's rescue involves waiting for water levels to recede, or teaching the boys how to dive so they can be guided out safely. (more...)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex swaps neutral colours for bright yellow Meghan, Duchess of Sussex swaps neutral colours for bright yellow
- July 06, 2018

Just when we were used to seeing Meghan Markle in her signature blush-colored ensembles for her royal outings, the Duchess of Sussex surprised us all when she stepped out in a bright yellow dress for the Commonwealth Youth Forum reception in London on Thursday. (more...)
Woman who swapped seats on flight gives play-by-play of possible love connection
- July 06, 2018

Blair said she even bought Wi-Fi in order to keep people informed of the blossoming romance. The images were originally posted to her Instagram story. The internet could not get enough the play-by-plays from Blair and her boyfriend, Houston. "I recognize you. This has to be you, '" he said. "Very attractive, beautiful. (more...)
Federer takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon Federer takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon
- July 06, 2018

At 4-0 down in the second Keys brilliantly fought back to win the set before Rodina took a topsy-turvy third. Over the course of the first two sets, the pair split the action for the third time in their last three head-to-head meetings, but it was the Russian who broke a three-match winning streak for the Czech against her with an emphatic showing the decider. (more...)
Stones: Colombia are Stones: Colombia are "the dirtiest team I've ever come up against"
- July 06, 2018

This has implications of increasing proportions, because England could conceivably be playing in the championship in Moscow , should the Three Lions win their quarterfinal against Sweden and their semifinal next week against the Russia-Croatia victor. (more...)
Thunder to re-sign Felton, pass $300M threshold Thunder to re-sign Felton, pass $300M threshold
- July 06, 2018

Felton, 34, performed well as a backup point guard with Oklahoma City one season ago. Free-agent guard Raymond Felton has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder , league sources told ESPN . One way to bring the team's luxury tax bill is to waive Anthony , who made a decision to stay with the Thunder after exercising the $27.9 million option on his contract. (more...)
Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance
- July 06, 2018

The Serb next faces home hope Kyle Edmund , a 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 victor over American Bradley Klahn. Cilic blew a two-set lead in his 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 loss to Argentina's Guido Pella , ranked at 82. Nick Kyrgios , seeded 15, unleashed 42 winners to see off Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. Nadal will play Alex de Minaur for a place in the fourth round. (more...)
Reported Liverpool, Everton target Xherdan Shaqiri speaks on future Reported Liverpool, Everton target Xherdan Shaqiri speaks on future
- July 06, 2018

Liverpool have had an interest in Shaqiri for a number of weeks now as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season. Shaqiri has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp's potential signings this summer following Stoke City's relegation from the Premier League last season. (more...)
Roger Federer breezes past Lajovic in straight sets in Wimbledon first round Roger Federer breezes past Lajovic in straight sets in Wimbledon first round
- July 06, 2018

Federer has said that he hopes they will be selling Federer-branded clothing to the public by the beginning of next year, although nothing has been confirmed. Last year, he lost to Gilles Muller , succumbing 15-13 in the fifth set and again failing to make the quarter-finals. Sam Querrey , who lost to Cilic in the semifinals previous year, had a similarly comfortable start as he beat Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. (more...)
Is the Mercedes F1 dynasty finally starting to wobble? Is the Mercedes F1 dynasty finally starting to wobble?
- July 06, 2018

Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Verstappen's teammate who was celebrating his 29th birthday, was in a podium position but heavy rear tyre wear took its toll and he retired with a broken exhaust. Mercedes' chief strategist James Vowles came on the team radio to take responsibility for the mistake in a very honest, yet surprising decision in the middle of a race. (more...)
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez 'on brink of Manchester City move' Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez 'on brink of Manchester City move'
- July 06, 2018

He has been given extra time off by the Foxes after playing in Algeria's worldwide games in June and is due back for training next week. Three African players of Algeria internationals Riyad Mahrez , Islam Slimani and Ghana midfielder Daniel Amartey are missing from Leicester City's pre-season training on Monday. (more...)
Transfers: Foster to Watford, Brighton bag Bernardo Transfers: Foster to Watford, Brighton bag Bernardo
- July 06, 2018

Foster is known to be keen on a return to the Premier League after West Brom were relegated to the Championship last season and Watford are looking to bolster their options in goal as current first choice keeper, Heurelho Gomes, is 37 years old now and missed a large chunk of the last campaign through injury. (more...)
Past champs Sharapova, Kvitova beaten in a Wimbledon day full of upsets Past champs Sharapova, Kvitova beaten in a Wimbledon day full of upsets
- July 06, 2018

The unheralded Belarusian, ranked 50th in the world, proved she was right after she stunned Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. British number ones Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund begin their Wimbledon campaigns on show courts on Tuesday. She kept with the former number one even after losing the first three games straight in the second set. (more...)
Maradona says American referee won the game for England against Colombia Maradona says American referee won the game for England against Colombia
- July 06, 2018

A consistent presence throughout Argentina's four games at this World Cup, Maradona was also in attendance as Colombia went out of the competition after defeat in a penalty shoot-out to England. It is cheats such as Diego Maradona who are the very best adverts for use of VAR, just how would 1986 have turned out if video assistance had been available back in the day? "As the captain of legends, I have to tell (FIFA president Gianni) Infantino this can not be left like this". (more...)

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