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Tour de France director calls for 'serenity' with Froome


The Tour de France starts on Saturday from nearby Noirmoutier-en-Isle for an epic 21-day slog around France where Froome is favourite to win. "I think this year's race is going to be the biggest challenge of my career", he said. "Chris has shown great strength and integrity while also maintaining his form". "This is not the first time there has been this (negative) feeling (against the team)", Brailsford said when asked about reports in recent days suggesting Sky may be targeted. Read More »

Millwall fans fundraise to fix ambulance damaged during World Cup celebrations


London Ambulance Service said there was "no excuse" for the vandalism which meant the auto was unable to respond to patients after suffering a smashed windscreen and dented bonnet. "This vehicle is now off the road and unable to respond to patients". Sweden lost 2-0 to England in the World Cup on Saturday afternoon, as the two sides battled for an unlikely place in the last four of the competition. Read More »

Chelsea ace Hazard: Belgium players love working with Henry


That being said , all teams are represented by a number of quality players, most of whom play for the top European clubs. "But we're not thinking about it too much, we're going to be focused on the pitch and our game". Individual skills are always shown, but team play is the characteristic of the French play. France have been steadily finding their best form over the course of their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign. Read More »

Dier praises Sterling's handling of criticism

Sterling was England's most risky attacking player in Samara, but attracted criticism online for missing a great chance after running onto Jordan Henderson's floated pass over the Swedish defence in the first half . Beckham admitted he didn't see the negative social media comments about Sterling, but agreed with his former United team-mate that the criticism was not justified. Read More »

Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat


The Canarinha tumbled out of the tournament after losing to Belgium . He came to Russian Federation having only just returned from an operation on a fractured bone in his foot in early March. Brazil entered the tournament as favourites but leave with their wait for a sixth World Cup crown still ongoing, and writing in his Sunday World column, Aldridge was heavily critical of Neymar once again. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton accuses Ferrari of dirty tricks

I only saw it briefly, and I don't think there was any intention. We could have saved the soft in Q2 but I don't think it would have made a big outcome because we wouldn't have pitted. "The most important problem was Vettel's neck", continued Arrivabene. You get it right and you get it wrong. But it is what it is and we just need to learn, understand and just try to get in control of the tyres in the best possible way. Read More »

Gulbis tops Zverev at Wimbledon


Edmund rallied to hold serve for 4-3, but that would be the last game he would win in the two-hour, 54-minute contest. "Getting through the qualifiers gave him a lot of confidence". Probably the experience kicked in'. "I think that's a very big difference". Gulbis will face either Nick Kyrgios or Kei Nishikori in the next round. Read More »

Why Wimbledon white not quite right for Federer


No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina vs. Gilles Simon of France, No. 8 Kevin Anderson of South Africa vs. Gael Monfils of France, No. 9 John Isner of the USA vs. It would also give him a last-eight clash against Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth-seeded Argentine, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France. To his left? None other than Novak Djokovic. Read More »

Belgian reporter makes interesting Chelsea FC transfer claim about Eden Hazard


And rather than having Henry waiting on the sideline to congratulate them, Griezmann and France now have their team's former captain on the sideline trying to beat them. "This is the only one [picture] going", he said. Belgium can call upon the likes of Romelu Lukaku , Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne , while Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe have shone for France in Russian Federation. Read More »

Southgate tells England stars to 'be bigger than 1966 heroes'


We focus again, we can't lose that. Our boys in Russian Federation are doing us so proud. We keep going and aim to try and get as far as we can. We showed a good attitude with commitment and fight from the beginning. However, there could be more fans at England's semi-final, with a place in the World Cup final against France or Belgium at stake, and with Moscow an easier destination to reach from the United Kingdom. Read More »

Roger Federer suggests Wimbledon organisers reconsider all-white playing gear rule


Nadal, who will remain as world No 1 even if he does not win the tournament because of the victory, will face Fabio Fognini or Jiri Vesely on Monday. This will be the sixth time that Mannarino, a left-hander, has faced Federer. Isner was on the brink in Round 2 after he let a two-set lead slip against Ruben Bemelmans , but he survived after their match was suspended overnight. Read More »

Mickelson breaks rules again, gives self penalty


Mickelson quickly realized he may have made a costly mistake, turning to playing partner Lanto Griffin and stating: "I'm not sure what I did then is legal". 18 gave him a 4-over round of 74, putting him at 1 under for the tournament. Phil Mickelson called a two-stroke penalty on himself after a rules violation at the Greenbrier Classic . Read More »

West Ham United confirm Jack Wilshere deal


In a conversation with the West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini the midfielder now looks set to stay in England by signing a three-year contract worth £100,000 per week. West Ham have been very active in the summer transfer window and have already made a number of signings. Of late, Wilshere has also had to suffer the indignity of not not just being dropped from the Arsenal side, the England national side, but has also had to see the Lions far surpass anything managed in a tournament when he ... Read More »

Vote for your Wimbledon men's victor as Roger Federer defends title

In the women's draw, world number one Simona Halep has crashed out of Wimbledon following a stunning 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 upset by Taiwan's Hsieh Su Wei in the third round. "In the past it has made me nervous when I've seen bigger guys go out". It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true victor was the ... Read More »

Toro Rosso losing "crazy" time on the straights - Gasly


The Toro Rosso driver crashed heavily at Brooklands after front left suspension failure pitched him into a spin. After that delay, Vettel returned to the track and closed to within 0.144 seconds of Raikkonen, before Hamilton took a turn to hit the front. Read More »

Knox drains monster birdie putt to win Irish Open in playoff


Knox started the final round six shots off the lead, but the tournament became a free-for-all when Erik Van Rooyen's four-shot advantage disappeared before the South African made the turn. It lipped out, with Fox having to settle for second, and New Zealand's nine-year drought without a European Tour title continuing. A pitch to 10 feet gave Fox his opportunity but the putt slid by to ensure the play-off. Read More »

Fernando Hierro leaves role with Spain after World Cup exit


According a UK Sun report, the Real Madrid legend who took over the position just before the ongoing world Cup in Russian Federation, has also distanced himself from his former job as sports director. Spain lead Group B in the opening round of the World Cup, beating Iran 1-0 and tying with both Portugal and Morocco. "The federation wants to highlight the professional and personal values of an extraordinary athlete, and we wish him the best". Read More »

Boys Freed From Thailand Cave as Rescue Mission Begins


Expert climbers, Thai Navy SEALs and rescuers launched a unsafe mission to rescue the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside the flooded cave in northern Thailand. Thai officials said Saturday they are anxious that heavy monsoon rain could soon make the job even more hard and they may need to quickly rescue the boys and the soccer coach from a partially flooded cave by helping them make risky dives to safety. Read More »

England's Gareth Southgate: Young squad 'not the finished article' yet

It's another massive game in the semi and one that we will have belief in". "At the moment I'm in a bubble and maybe I'll realise my achievement over time". You're going to have days when they're not able to cope with things or adjust to things. "Over the years we have underestimated them". It put England in good stead in Russian Federation and the long term, too, albeit there are still hurdles to overcome. Read More »

England vs India 2018, 3rd T20I - Statistical Highlights


England opener Jason Roy bludgeoned 14 runs off Umesh Yadav's first over, only to go to the first ball of his second, while Jos Buttler and Root were soon gone too. England would have posted a much bigger total but for the comeback by the Indian bowlers led by Hardik Pandya who took 4/38. Rohit, in the next over, completed his hundred by dabbing the ball towards backward point while Pandya hit Jordan for a six to guide India over the line. Read More »

Exceptional Kraft work fires American into Greenbrier lead


After going five years without a win on tour, Simpson has put things together and played well this season. But it was not such a good day for fan-favourite Jon Daly, who was six over at the turn and dropped one more shot coming in to card a seven-over 77 which did not contain a single birdie. Read More »

Verstappen wins as Hamilton retires


Hamilton made his stop but it wasn't the best call, he rejoined in fourth just ahead of Vettel. We were controlling the race, running one and two, and suddenly Valtteri stopped. It would have been three times, of course, but for the last lap collision between Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2016 which left the German driver limping home in a damaged auto. Read More »

Barcelona announce Paulinho sale to Guangzhou Evergrande


Speaking after playing in Brazil's 2-1 World Cup quarter-final defeat to Belgium , Paulinho acknowledged he has offers on the table as he plots his next move. Yeah, him. Well, despite only arriving at the Camp Nou a year ago, it appears he's heading back to China once again. At the moment, Barcelona are waiting to receive the official documentation about this offer before they make a decision, although if everything proves to be correct then the club would be willing to let the ... Read More »

Jordan Henderson briefly turned into Luka Modric during Sweden 0-2 England


England's victory on Saturday means the Three Lions will now play Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday night. Viktor Claesson drilled over for Sweden early on with an ambitious attempt from distance, while Harry Kane , the tournament's leading scorer with six goals, dragged wide after a penetrating run by Raheem Sterling. Read More »

Maryland subpoenaed in FBI's NCAA hoops investigation


The player has not been identified, however 247Sports' Maryland site, Inside MD Sports, reports that player is former five-star center Diamond Stone . De Sousa has already been linked to the federal investigation. Last month, Kansas coach Bill Self said that, despite the allegations, he expected De Sousa would be eligible to play next season. Read More »

Wilshere Holds West Ham Talks After Arsenal Exit


Gooners, is West Ham Wilshere's level? Previously, he had been linked with Fenerbahce , and Wilshere revealed that this was something he would be open to. "I played 32 or 33 times last year and I want to carry on this year". As per Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg , new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini hasn't instantly dismissed the idea out of hand and is instead seeking advice from some of the players who played alongside Payet during his two-year stint in London. Read More »