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This Is the Most Tender Photo of the World Cup So Far This Is the Most Tender Photo of the World Cup So Far
- July 12, 2018

There are a lot of things that have been hugely positive for us. Croatia had prevailed on penalties in both the last 16 and the quarter-finals, defeating Denmark and then tournament hosts Russian Federation. Signs at Heathrow's Terminal 5 showed excited customers where to "ChecK-ane" (see what they did there?!) for the 8.45am flight, before they were offered free Marks and Spencer waistcoats so that they could channel their inner Gareth Southgate . (more...)
Trump arrives in 'hot spot' Britain, questioning May's Brexit plan Trump arrives in 'hot spot' Britain, questioning May's Brexit plan
- July 12, 2018

Many people say he's putting the interests of the American people first, while others are angry at his policies and treatment of minority groups . In the busy south London neighborhood of Brixton, Victor Greetham, who runs a jazz bar, said he hasn't been to a demonstration since he protested against the Iraq War in 2003, but he planned to attend one of the protests against Trump's visit. (more...)
Maurizio Sarri expected to finalise Chelsea move on Monday
- July 12, 2018

But, Chelsea have now agreed a two-year deal with Sarri which will finally release the coach from Napoli's grasp. Chelsea have "struck a gentleman's agreement" with Maurizio Sarri for him to become their new manager, according to reports from Italy. (more...)
Kerber ahead in 2nd set; Ostapenko leads 1-0 Kerber ahead in 2nd set; Ostapenko leads 1-0
- July 12, 2018

To be in the semifinals". "I always say I plan on it. But when it actually happens, it still is, like, Wow, this is really happening". "For whatever reason, I was so calm", Williams said of her emotions as she battled back against Giorgi. (more...)
Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note
- July 12, 2018

More than 50,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London , where they intend to fly an oversized balloon depicting the president as an angry baby in a diaper . Trump has always been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after Brexit, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc. (more...)
Manchester United players report for pre-season training Manchester United players report for pre-season training
- July 12, 2018

The Belgian did have a decent start to the World Cup but it all petered out as he could not take the national side to the final in Russian Federation. He said, "Mandzukic was having a game under his level, he was very, very exhausted but the chance appeared and he put the ball in the net". The 29-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer and, while he has since committed his long-term future to Inter Milan , Mourinho remains a fan of the attacker. (more...)
Kylian Mbappe's cheeky backheel one of the World Cup's best plays Kylian Mbappe's cheeky backheel one of the World Cup's best plays
- July 12, 2018

Luka Modric inspired Croatia to their 2-1 extra-time victory over England in the semi-finals, but Pogba insists it would be a mistake to consider him the only threat. "I think [Belgium coach Roberto] Martinez had chose to put (Marouane) Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball, but he knew what to do, he left very little waste". (more...)
Arsenal sign youngster Guendouzi from Lorient Arsenal sign youngster Guendouzi from Lorient
- July 12, 2018

Guendouzi, a France U20 worldwide, said that Arsenal is his dream club, one that he wanted to play for since childhood. "Winning silverware, as I said, is very important to me and winning things here at Arsenal would be incredible". "With pressure I feel fine, but with pressure on myself, I don't". During his career with Lorient, Guendouzi made a big impression after joining the Ligue 2 side from Paris Saint-Germain's academy. (more...)
Liverpool fans will be pleased by Dejan Lovren’s continued form Liverpool fans will be pleased by Dejan Lovren’s continued form
- July 12, 2018

I showed why I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League and now with the national team, and now I'm in the World Cup final. "But I like to challenge these strikers and to show to everyone that I'm one of the best defenders". (more...)
Liverpool willing to pay 90 million for Juventus' Dybala Liverpool willing to pay 90 million for Juventus' Dybala
- July 12, 2018

The Sun is reporting that the Reds are looking for a long-term replacement for Can, who signed for Juventus on a free transfer this summer. And Dybala really would be an outstanding addition to the Reds' squad. A £53m deal with Lyon fell through at the last minute prior to the World Cup due to concerns over his medical and knee history. It remains unclear whether Liverpool will make another move for Fekir after the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. (more...)
Steven Gerrard hints more signings are on the way at Glasgow Rangers
- July 12, 2018

Rangers suffered a famous defeat to Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn at the same stage last year - their first return to European competition in six years. "We feel the squad has improved an very bad lot", he said. "We'll try and get them in". Umar Sadiq is on the path to becoming a super star and Rangers Manager, Steven Gerrard is confident the player has the potential to succeed. (more...)
England’s Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title England’s Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title
- July 12, 2018

After defeating Sweden in a 2-0 show of force last weekend, the Three Lions qualified for their first semi-final since 1990, but winning against Croatia tonight would've marked the end of an even longer dry run. Against Croatia, when the late chance came again, Kane could only guide it wide. "There's a lot we could have done better, but they played well". (more...)
Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup
- July 12, 2018

Even in penalties, you wouldn't have counted this England team out. "I don't know how I feel". "A couple of weeks ago, I would have taken this result", said one man in a red England shirt who declined to give his name. But they gave us pride - and brought the whole nation together": "The Mail uses its front page to focus on the impact England's success at the World Cup has had beyond the world of football. (more...)
England got carried away with talk of the final, insists Roy Keane England got carried away with talk of the final, insists Roy Keane
- July 12, 2018

Keane had missed the last few games of ITV's coverage from Russian Federation but he will be there for the final, on Sunday, and was in-situ for the semi-final clash between England and Croatia. "The things is we were just trying to like.we were happy and you weren't happy for us being happy at that time". As Keane built up steam, Wright interrupts to insist he never declared England were going to win the World Cup. (more...)
Boys Rescued from Thai Cave in Good Health Boys Rescued from Thai Cave in Good Health
- July 12, 2018

They had been exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in northern Thailand on June 23 when heavy rains and rising floodwaters blocked the team's path, leaving the group unable to get out. I'm happy that the boys are out too", said Khamluh Guntawong, the grandfather of team coach Ekkapol Chantawong. "They were making progress, but it was very little progress and they were exhausting themselves spending maybe five or six hours and covering 40 or 50 metres". (more...)
Kieran Trippier In Tears As He Realises World Cup Dream Is Over Kieran Trippier In Tears As He Realises World Cup Dream Is Over
- July 12, 2018

A day after France advanced to Sunday's final in Moscow with a 1-0 victory over Belgium , the focus of the tournament is now turning to the other semi-final game, England against Croatia in Moscow. Large crowds gathered to watch the match against England . The Croatian squad tied the score late into the second half after its striker Ivan Perisic put the ball into the net of the opponents. (more...)
Rescued Thai soccer players celebrate from hospital beds in newly released video Rescued Thai soccer players celebrate from hospital beds in newly released video
- July 12, 2018

The operation to rescue the last of the Thai football team trapped in a flooded cave could have ended in disaster, it has emerged. The ninth boy was carried from the cave on a stretcher shortly AFTER 11:00 SAST, Reuters and CNN reported . (more...)
Home favourite Alex Hales set to miss England’s ODI opener against India Home favourite Alex Hales set to miss England’s ODI opener against India
- July 12, 2018

The priorities at the minute have got to be that white-ball World Cup next year and as Test captain, we've got some big series coming up and the Ashes next summer. "All the domestic tournaments around the world, they have to fit around playing for England , whether that's making sure I get enough rest, or obviously if there are global games throughout those tournaments, I'm going to have to miss out". (more...)
England should thank Pep Guardiola for World Cup run, says Paul Scholes England should thank Pep Guardiola for World Cup run, says Paul Scholes
- July 12, 2018

Paul Scholes , who made 66 appearances for England, feels that City manager Guardiola has influenced how the English national team plays, and specifically pointed out how they play out from defence. "Why not try to copy that kind of play?" The Citizens are responsible for four of Gareth Southgate's squad, with John Stones, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling playing a starring role so far. (more...)
Billy Knight was facing child sex abuse charges Billy Knight was facing child sex abuse charges
- July 12, 2018

Knight was 39 years old at the time of his death . Phoenix police said Knight was located in the roadway in the area of Central Avenue and McKinley Street at 2:45 a.m. He said in the video that it was probably his "last message on earth". From many people. I was a taker , and that's why my life ended up where it is now. (more...)
France peaking perfectly as they head to World Cup final 'destiny' France peaking perfectly as they head to World Cup final 'destiny'
- July 12, 2018

Croatia could have defender Sime Vrsaljko back in the thick of things when they take on England in their 2018 World Cup semi-final tie on Wednesday night. He said: "I don't read what is going on in England , I am reading about my own country after each game". I am delighted that good teamwork has meant we have been able to pull out all the stops alongside Government and other agencies to arrange this big screening. (more...)
Blakely: Kings preparing offer for Marcus Smart Blakely: Kings preparing offer for Marcus Smart
- July 12, 2018

The fact that they wanted Zach Lavine is pretty much your gold-plated guarantee that their front office and ownership is too clueless to understand what Smart's worth. He's also been a statisically bad three-point shooter, attempting 4.5 three-pointers per game and making just 29 percent of his shots from there. "Our priority is still Marcus in free agency, and that's where we are". (more...)
Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton snubbed for All-Star Game. Who won Fan Vote? Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton snubbed for All-Star Game. Who won Fan Vote?
- July 12, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura were selected as Major League Baseball's Final Vote winners in the National League and American League, respectively, on Wednesday night. As we've seen in years past, there tends to be a lot of roster shuffling that goes on between the Final Vote announcement and the All-Star Game itself due to injury issues or other reasons. (more...)
Cave rescue: How did the Thai boys survive underground? Cave rescue: How did the Thai boys survive underground?
- July 12, 2018

Parents of the first eight boys rescued have been able to visit them but had to wear protective gear and stand two meters away as a precaution -authorities are anxious about the possibility of infections picked up in the cave. Rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters today that the entire operation would not have been possible without the unique skills that Harris brought to the mission, though he did not elaborate. (more...)
Giants snag touted cornerback in NFL's supplemental draft Giants snag touted cornerback in NFL's supplemental draft
- July 12, 2018

Most teams don't use very high picks on players due to the nature of these players' availability typically coming from some type of off-field issue. Brandon Bryant didn't have to wait long to be acquired after being passed over in Wednesday's supplemental draft. (more...)
Porte on the up after BMC’s time trial win Porte on the up after BMC’s time trial win
- July 12, 2018

It would have been nice not to have lost it in the first place. At his post-race media conference, Gaviria added: "It's been an awesome day, I've dreamt of this victory and the possibility of taking the yellow jersey. "Without the leak we wouldn't even know about it, but that's the nature of the sport now", the 2012 Tour victor said on Eurosport's The Bradley Wiggins Show. (more...)
Croatia star shouts home town's massive Cup bar tab Croatia star shouts home town's massive Cup bar tab
- July 12, 2018

The lone fan wearing a Croatia jersey, who watched with a co-worker donning an England shirt, said there was a great atmosphere in the room during the match. As the Croatian side celebrated the monumental goal, they moved towards an area of the sideline that did not have a barrier between the field and the photographers covering the game. (more...)
Boys 'tranquilised' for trip out of cave: Rescue diver
- July 12, 2018

The team had to handle the total darkness of the cave, without any awareness of time or of the massive search efforts to find them. An American involved in the operation described the perilous zero-visibility dives that brought the boys out safely as a "once in a lifetime rescue ". (more...)
Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon
- July 12, 2018

But Anderson held his nerve to level up and then produced a remarkable surge in form to take Federer deep into the fifth set. The comeback was just beginning. He'd only reached one quarterfinal before this year's Wimbledon (2011 U.S. Open). Anderson did well to hold his nerve down the stretch - neither cowering nor over-hitting as the prospect of the greatest victory of his career inched closer . (more...)
Del Potro sets up Nadal clash at Wimbledon Del Potro sets up Nadal clash at Wimbledon
- July 12, 2018

In some ways he deserves to win as well. "Anything could have happened, so this is a big achievement for me to get to the semi-finals at Wimbledon ". One of those was on double fault in the tiebreak and the giant Argentine pounced to level the tie. Del Potro was thrashed by the Spaniard in the French Open semi-final last month but feels his game matches up better against the world number one on grass despite losing their only two meetings on the surface. (more...)

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