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Southampton: Cedric involved in VAR controversy for Portugal

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Ronaldo has been in imperious form in the ongoing quadrennial tournament, scoring four goals , including a stunning hat-trick against former champions Spain in their opening match. "I understand, it's normal". They always want to win. "My players, they deserve a little bit more respect, the Iranian fans deserve a little bit more respect", said Queiroz. Read More »

Argentina's World Cup mutiny has reportedly turned into a players' coup

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He was encouraged by Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr to return to his old club in Russian Federation on loan in January to get more game time ahead of the World Cup , a move Musa acknowledges has been vital. Argentina better Iceland's result by two clear goals . This side has looked far better than any other team in this group and having already beaten Argentina and Nigeria , I expect them to get all three points in this game also. Read More »

LeBron James Wins Play of the Year at 2018 NBA Awards

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Being the top free agent on the market is nothing new to LeBron James . Isaiah Thomas #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a basket against Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More »

Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

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The day before his 26th birthday on Monday, their 7-foot-1 son stood tall on the stage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica , California as the NBA's 2017-18 Defensive Player of the Year award victor. "Sixth Man of the Year to MVP", said Harden, who claimed the former honor in 2012 as a member of the Thunder. "I'll see y'all next year". The 6-foot-10 guard averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals over 81 games last season. Read More »

Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

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Playmaker Luka Modric has already netted twice and showed some of his best form as the Croatians, who came third at the 1998 World Cup in France , cruised into the knockout stages. "They helped me get back to the style of play I had today". Throughout the tournament so far, the 31-year-old has cut a forlorn figure as his teammates have failed to provide him with adequate service. Read More »

England routs Panama to reach World Cup knockout round

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With two wins already in the bag, beating Belgium in the final group stage match-up should realistically show England's belief in their current World Cup journey. As one fan said to me in Nizhny when walking out of the stadium: "It does make you wonder whether England can go all the way". It's hard to imagine exactly what you tell your team at half time with a five-goal deficit to try and claw back in the second period. Read More »

Federer again pushed hard, advances to Halle semis

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Yuichi Sugita serves the ball to Denis Kudla during their match at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, on June 22, 2018. Borna Coric will be the Spaniard's opponent in the semis after the Croat defeated Andreas Seppi . Despite winning his match against Ebden in straight sets, it was not a cruise for Federer. The Aussie double-faulted to hand over four set points but one was enough as Federer hit a backhand service return victor. Read More »

Uruguay 3 - 0 Russian Federation | 25 Jun 2018

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Coach: Oscar Tabarez (URU) Referee: Malang Diedhiou (SEN) Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Group A match between Uruguay and hosts Russia , The match starts at 19:30 IST. Uruguay made four changes as Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Diego Laxalt and Sebastian Coates came in, replacing Jose Gimenez, Guillermo Varela, Cristian Rodriguez and Carlos Sanchez. Read More »

'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players

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Maradona was seen to be extremely frustrated in the closing minutes of their latest game as he watched his side get picked apart by goals from Ante Rebic , Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. "He is a human being who has his frustrations because things haven't worked out, but so are we all". Barcelona star Lionel Messi has made it clear he does not want to retire from worldwide duty until he lifts the World Cup trophy with his national side, Argentina . Read More »

Carmelo Anthony celebrates $28M by laughing at angry fans

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At his exit interview following the season, Anthony - who played less with the ball in Oklahoma City than he had during his career in Denver and NY - expressed concerns about his role in the Thunder offense. "At the same time, I think every player is entitled to take a step back after the season, reflect on the year they had, and in his case have to make a determination about whether or not this is a role that he wants to continue to be functioning in". Read More »

Astros' Alex Bregman shaves off his mustache mid-game

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He flied out in the fourth, so there wasn't really any mustache-related impact there. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros' eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven. Read More »

Bruce Bowen Rips Kawhi Leonard for Making 'Excuses' in Relationship with Spurs

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Leonard played just nine games this season because of a quad injury. Assuming Leonard gets healthy, he's one of the 10 best players in the National Basketball Association - no debate. The backlash to Leonard is to be expected, particularly from those in San Antonio (not so much from people in Los Angeles, where Leonard is trying to force himself to ). Read More »

Lionel Messi and Argentina teammates’ revolt after bid to sack Sampaoli tumbles

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According to 1986 World Cup victor, Ricardo Giusti, Burruchaga has confirmed that the coach has been stripped of his effective power ahead of the Nigeria game.Giusti said: "The players will decide the team, that's a fact". Meanwhile, Argentine authorities said they have identified four Argentine fans filmed fighting. Soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said earlier on Friday it was trying to identify the fans, who were filmed fighting at ... Read More »

Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup

Durmaz (L) has been the subject of ugly racism and threats from fans. There were no stand out performers for Die Mannschaft against Sweden which could pave the way for Ozil to make his way back into the side. It's like, we could actually do this.yeah", Celeste Acosta said. In fact, if both Sweden and Germany win by one goal, the only way Mexico advances over Germany is if its game with Sweden has more total goals than Germany-South Korea. Read More »

Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea

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Mexico had their second of the game in the 66th minute, however, when Hernandez collected a super pass from Lozano before finishing low into the bottom corner of the net to register his 50th global goal . Son Heung-min managed to pull one back for Korea Republic with a stunning strike in injury-time, but it proved to be a case of too little too late for them. Read More »

Shaqiri, Xhaka facing disciplinary action over goal celebration

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The thumbs represent the heads of the two eagles, while the fingers look like the feathers. Shaqiri is the Swiss side's most potent weapon in attack, with his blistering speed, trickery and the ability to score spectacular goals. Switzerland finally made their domination count when Shaqiri's shot was bloc ked by the Serbian defence. The winger raced clear late on and, despite coming under pressure, slotted the ball under Stojkovic to give Switzerland the win and spark celebrations ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia v Egypt

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Despite both sides already eliminated from the tournament, it will be a fixture of pride between two Arab nations. The goalkeeper beats the previous record, held by Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and three days old when he appeared at the World Cup in 2014. Read More »

Hafeez, Shah Named in Pakistan Squad For T20I Tri-series

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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. Pakistan T20I squad for ODIs in Zimbabwe: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman , Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez , Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan , Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan , Hassan Ali, Mohammad Aamer , Usman Khan Shinwari, Yasir ... Read More »

Furious Diego Maradona wants to meet Argentina players after Croatia shock

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Lionel Messi and his fellow players will now pick the team who will face Nigeria in a crunch World Cup D match Tuesday night after coach Jorge Sampaoli was demoted by that countries football authorities, according to media reports. Messi salvaged a disastrous campaign under three different managers with a hat-trick away to Ecuador in the Albiceleste's final qualifier. "Leo is fine", he told a news conference. Read More »

Boys soccer team missing in flooded cave believed to be alive

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A search is underway to rescue 12 teenage football players and their coach who are believed to be trapped in a cave in Thailand , authorities said on Monday. The 22-strong rescue team, equipped with scuba-diving gear, called off the search at 3.40am. "The team went down to a depth" of about 16 feet "and found a large chamber", the naval unit reported, "but we've found no trace of the children", Rear Adm. Read More »

NRL Hits Back At Homophobic Fans Following State Of Origin Kiss

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It was an incredible advertisement for women's sport, when almost 7,000 fans turned out to North Sydney Oval on a cold Friday night for NSW and Queensland's womens Origin sides battle it out. "I'll answer that question, it's so hard that Maddie lost her job this week, that's how hard it is", Cross said. We were drinking at the bar and she made a decision to shout everyone a drink, have a skolling competition and couldn't beat me. Read More »

FIFA WC: Neymar, Coutinho’s injury-time goals sink Costa Rica

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With Douglas Costa and Neymar controlling the flanks, players like Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were able to drive in the middle towards the goal and were constant threats. Along with Paulinho and Marcelo, he started attacks with authority and precision and created space and chances for the three attackers in front. Costa Rica made their first switch, replacing Urena with Christian Bolanos before, after 57 minutes, Brazil were foiled again when Navas superbly tipped over Neymar's crisp ... Read More »

Argentina's Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Jorge Sampaoli

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Diego Maradona has requested a meeting with Argentina's players in an attempt to inspire the struggling squad ahead of their crucial final World Cup group game against Nigeria . "I think it is done by giving our best, giving everything we can to the team and, mainly, saying what we think". Having drawn 1-1 with Argentina in their opener, Iceland got a rude awakening from their World Cup fairytale as Ahmed Musa scored twice for Nigeria and Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty in the African ... Read More »

Double blow for Roger Federer as Wimbledon dream ends

It means that he will once again exchange places with Rafael Nadal on the rankings ladder this week, dropping down to No2. Federer dropped the opening set in a tiebreak but levelled by winning the second. "It just didn't go my way", Federer said after the match, as per the Express . Coric broke the Swiss ace to move out to 5-2 and completed the upset on a second match point a game later as Federer's volley hit the top of the net. Read More »

All the World Cup qualifying scenarios explained

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Here is where things stand in each group going into final round-robin matches. Russian Federation and Uruguay are both already through to the round of 16 and play each other at 2am on Tuesday (NZ time) to see who tops the group. Nigeria, on three points, will secure their spot in the last 16 with a victory over Argentina, who sit bottom of the group on one point behind Iceland on goal difference. Read More »

Paul Pogba reveals issues with Jose Mourinho were nothing

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But the United star admits this World Cup could be his last, despite only being the tender age of 25. "I'm really enjoying myself, I'm going to forget the critics, do my talking on the pitch as it's the only answer". Pogba often found himself dropped by Mourinho, as the United manager called the Frenchman's attitude into question and demanded more from his record signing. Read More »

McIlroy remains in contention at Travelers Championship

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The two-time major victor later had company at the summit as Spieth showed signs of rediscovering his touch on the greens, making six birdies while also holing out from a greenside bunker for an eagle at the sixth - reviving memories of his dramatic winning shot from the sand at 18 in a play-off against Daniel Berger last season. Read More »

Jos Buttler 'mesmerising' as England complete Australia whitewash

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The hosts were tottering for 114 for eight in reply to Australia's 1st innings of 205 runs. Buttler struck five fifties in a row for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL this spring - tying Virender Sehwag's tournament record - while he hit fifties in three innings against Pakistan after being recalled to England's Test team. Read More »

Tsurenko did not finish the 1/4 final match in Birmingham

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The Czech No. 2 behind Karolina Pliskova is also through to her fifth final of the year, and has now overtaken Simona Halep with the most wins on tour this season, with 36. "I'm already pleased with this part of the season". Ukrainian tennis player Lesya Tsurenko are unable to reach the semi-finals of a representative of the grass tournament in Birmingham with a prize Fund of $885,040. Read More »