Ronaldo, Suarez put World Cup dreams on line as Portugal face Uruguay

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has received a boost in defence ahead of his side's clash with Portugal , and Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez could come back into the XI after recovering from a thigh injury. "You have a coach who has been wo... More..

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‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard

He didn't bite on possible swings for former Indiana Pacers wing Paul George , who eventually went to the Oklahoma City Thunder , or former Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, who flipped to the Timberwolves. It...More..

Edinson Cavani says Uruguay prepared to tame hosts Russian Federation
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Edinson Cavani says Uruguay prepared to tame hosts Russian Federation

Smolnikov, one of three changes from the team which enjoyed a 3-1 win over Egypt , was on the verge of tears as he trudged off with the home crowd stunned into near silence. Uruguay is making its 12th appeara...More..

Paul George indicates he feels obligation to Thunder
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Paul George indicates he feels obligation to Thunder

Sports Illustrated's Robin Lundberg published a leaked copy of the Lakers' pitch to All-Star forward George on Monday afternoon, which is part of the team's bid to sign him during the upcoming free agency pe...More..

Striker set to sit out England v Belgium clash
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Striker set to sit out England v Belgium clash

The scenario remains as many had predicted, but when the two sides meet at Kaliningrad Stadium tomorrow morning, the world will be watching for a different reason. Whether Southgate's comments are just lip serv...More..

Lukaku aiming to win World Cup
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lukaku aiming to win World Cup

The 24-year-old had six shots - more than any other player, and the most by a substitute in a World Cup match since Germany's Andre Schurrle fired in seven against Algeria in 2014. We are still growing. ...More..

Whos the GOAT? Ronaldo fans troll Messi after Argentina horror show
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Whos the GOAT? Ronaldo fans troll Messi after Argentina horror show

Croatia , however, has already qualified as group winners. Iceland beat Croatia while qualifying for the World Cup and finished ahead of them to top their group, something captain Aron Gunnarsson said wou...More..

Brazil Coach Tite Takes Dramatic Tumble While Celebrating Philippe Coutinho's Goal Again
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Brazil Coach Tite Takes Dramatic Tumble While Celebrating Philippe Coutinho's Goal Again

This was just his fourth appearance since breaking a bone in his foot against Marseille in February and only the second time he has completed the full 90 minutes. "I hope that, no matter if he plays or if I pla...More..

US Open to account for pregnancies when seeding players
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

US Open to account for pregnancies when seeding players

Serena Williams celebrates victory during the ladies singles third round match against Julia Georges of Germany during day seven of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 2, 2018 in Paris, France. Nor...More..

Nigeria to show 'no mercy' vs Lionel Messi and Argentina - Gernot Rohr
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Nigeria to show 'no mercy' vs Lionel Messi and Argentina - Gernot Rohr

A resurgent Super Eagles could prove to be tricky opposition for an Argentina side facing infighting in their camp with manager Jorge Sampaoli's position threatened, and anything but a win would result in...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

France and Denmark progress after World Cup's first scoreless draw

The Danes need a positive result and hope that Australia doesn't get a win against already-eliminated Peru in the other Group C game which will take place at the same time . Griezmann was eventually hooked for...More..

James Harden: Houston Rockets guard named Most Valuable Player at NBA Awards
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

James Harden: Houston Rockets guard named Most Valuable Player at NBA Awards

In other awards, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers won Rookie of the Year. "The only thing that really bothers me is where are the white athletes when this is happening?" he said . Pacers guard Victor ...More..

Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup

The Egypt team have been based in Chechnya, and the Liverpool star was pictured with leader Ramzan Kadyrov , who subsequently made the Egyptian an "honorary citizen" of the Chechen Republic. A video of the e...More..

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix

Just after the run-in between Vettel and Bottas, there was further trouble when Pierre Gasly ran his Toro Rosso into the back of Esteban Ocon's Force India, knocking them both out of the race and bringing out t...More..

Japan players expect tough battle against Senegal following opening win
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Japan players expect tough battle against Senegal following opening win

Senegal , who made an impressive debut to the World Cup in 2002, when they made a successful run to the quarter final, beating defending champions France in the process, are hoping to surpass that record. Wit...More..

Marin Cilic resists Novak Djokovic comeback to claim Queen's title
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Marin Cilic resists Novak Djokovic comeback to claim Queen's title

Djokovic said when asked how he would cope with the power of Cilic's serve. "It's just sometimes, you're pumped and frustrated". I want to just stay focused for this tournament. "It took me quite a few months...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Thibaut Courtois insists Belgium desperate to beat England

In other action, Japan and Senegal will go head-to-head in Group H action after they both picked up victories in their opening games. Panama did get a consolation goal though, their first ever at a Wor...More..

Saudi Arabia Manager Praises 'Enormous' Improvement But Rues Defeat Against Uruguay
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia Manager Praises 'Enormous' Improvement But Rues Defeat Against Uruguay

Luis Suarez marked his 100th cap with the victor as Uruguay qualified for the World Cup knockout stages with an unconvincing victory which eliminated opponents Saudi Arabia . "It's a lovely moment and we ...More..

Hazard and Lukaku at the double as five-star Belgium thrash Tunisia
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hazard and Lukaku at the double as five-star Belgium thrash Tunisia

Lukaku, who also had a brace against Panama on Monday, has scored 17 goals in his last 11 global games, Hazard scored his first two World Cup goals with a penalty in the opening minutes and Michy Batshuayi ca...More..

Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia

Russia , the tournament's host nation, inched closer to advancing to the make-or-break knockout round, by beating Egypt 3 to 1. America's Steve Christakos reports. The score was opened in the first half of th...More..

Shaqiri snatches last-gasp 2-1 win for Swiss over Serbia
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Shaqiri snatches last-gasp 2-1 win for Swiss over Serbia

The Swiss looked in danger of being over-run when Serbia went ahead with an Aleksandar Mitrovic header after five minutes to the delight of their fervent supporters at the Kaliningrad stadium. "From day one...More..

Ahmed Musa Stars As Nigeria Claim First Victory
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Ahmed Musa Stars As Nigeria Claim First Victory

The African side will secure a spot in the knockout stage alongside Croatia if they beat Argentina. He hit the bar shortly before making it 2-0 in the 75th minute when he used his pace to beat Iceland def...More..

LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil:
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil: "They're not invincible"

Costa Rica's only World Cup victory against a team from South America was four years ago against Uruguay. Neymar told Brazilian media that there was nothing to worry about, and he is expected to return to ...More..

LeBron James cautious about going to Lakers as lone free agent
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

LeBron James cautious about going to Lakers as lone free agent

And while he knows a few of the Lakers - he and Josh Hart share the same agent, so they've hung out a few times - he's most excited to make new relationships the way he did when he first arrived at U-M. He ...More..

Non-collegiate players unlikely to be in National Basketball Association draft green room this year
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Non-collegiate players unlikely to be in National Basketball Association draft green room this year

Doncic will leave for NY on Wednesday, sources said, and will be one of 20 players sitting in the green room at Barclays Center. They also have talented young players such as Terry Rozier to use in an attempt t...More..

Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets

Because this is Dwight Howard we're talking about here, it seemed like a matter of time until a report surfaced that indicated there was some tension centering around him in his now-former team's locker roo...More..

Suarez fires Uruguay past Saudi Arabia into the Round of 16
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Suarez fires Uruguay past Saudi Arabia into the Round of 16

Suarez came close to doubling his tally in the second half, forcing a diving save from Saudi keeper Mohammed Al-Owais with a 50th-minute deflected free kick. "Today was another demonstration that it is so hard ...More..

Another record! Second World Cup's quickest red card
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Another record! Second World Cup's quickest red card

The lessons in life we can take from the game. I think that things have developed but it's more complicated in our continent - we have realities that are not evident in other continents. Sixteen years later, th...More..

Poland left bemoaning bad luck against Senegal
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Poland left bemoaning bad luck against Senegal

It has four losses and three draws since beating Argentina in 1974. Their coach, Aliou Cisse , who captained the team in the country's last World Cup adventure in 2002, said his side because "we were disci...More..

Neymar hobbles out of Brazil World Cup training
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Neymar hobbles out of Brazil World Cup training

Tite's men ended as they had begun with a series of chances for a late victor as Neymar and Roberto Firmino headed straight at Sommer before Miranda dragged a shot inches wide. Philippe Coutinho got Tite's si...More..