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Calum Chambers excited by new midfield position under Unai Emery

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Emery, speaking to reporters on Friday, urged Ozil to come back from his holiday with "a good mentality" despite Germany's World Cup fiasco. "We want to help to be well, fine with us". "They have the same holidays". The only Arsenal players who could miss the tour are Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Spain left-back Nacho Monreal, England's Danny Welbeck, Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina and new signing Lucas Torreira of Uruguay. Read More »

Trump Says 'We're All to Blame' for Russian Election Meddling

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Trump's comments drew swift and bipartisan backlash. Shortly afterwards, Brennan appeared on MSNBC to demand that Trump officials resign in protest. Really? In fact, as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has painstakingly revealed, the ones to blame are a small coterie of officers in Russia's military intelligence agency GRU, acting no doubt under the orders of Putin. Read More »

Modric wins Golden Ball, Kane takes home Golden Boot

There have been some incredible individual performances over the summer and the awards have been handed out for the best player, top scorer, best goalkeeper and best young player. England's Jordan Pickford had a fine tournament but Belgium's Thibaut Courtois was named best goalkeeper. Belgium's Eden Hazard was second and Antoine Griezmann , who lifted the World Cup trophy, was in third place. Read More »

Anderson Cooper Slams Trump-Putin Presser as ‘Disgraceful’

Mr Trump said US-Russia relations had "never been worse" than before they met, but that had now changed. Trump, speaking in Helsinki after his first summit with Putin, said he saw no reason to believe his own country's intelligence agencies over the Kremlin leader's assurances that Russian Federation did not interfere in the USA election. Read More »

Trump says DNC "should be ashamed of themselves" for getting hacked

The summit began just hours after Trump blamed the United States - and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea - for a low-point in U.S. The war hero and former Republican presidential nominee, a frequent critic of the president, said Trump "failed to defend all that makes us who we are - a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and overseas". Read More »

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool legend’s first match in the Rangers dugout - best pictures

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The Scots boosted their hopes of avoiding a repeat of last year's humiliating exit at the same stage to Liechtenstein outfit Progres Niederkorn, though, as Murphy was brought down to win a 91st-minute penalty. And Gerrard was pleased with the performance of his Rangers team given that they only played their first real friendly - a 6-0 win over Bury at Ibrox - last week. Read More »

Barcelona table second Willian bid, believed to be worth up to £53m

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England's most unsafe weapon from crossing and set pieces, Trippier was perhaps the best of all Spurs players in Russian Federation and is earning deserved plaudits as a result. The Belgian worldwide is now free to resolve his future after helping his country secure third place at the World Cup with a 2-0 win over England on Saturday afternoon so we could see developments with United over the coming days. Read More »

LaVar Ball says he could have beaten LeBron James in his heyday

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They won the tournament a year ago behind co-MVPs Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma . James is coming off one of his greatest National Basketball Association seasons, playing in all 82 regular-season games for the Cavaliers while finishing third in the National Basketball Association with 27.5 points per game and hitting career highs with 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists. Read More »

Croatians Give Heroes' Welcome To World Cup Squad

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Croatian players celebrate after Croatia's Ivan Perisic scored his side's opening goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia , Sunday, July 15, 2018. Macron was captured giving a speech to the victorious players during which he said: "I told you and the coach to bring back the second star". Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Instagram: "A marvellous final! We are also very proud of our ... Read More »

Alexis Sánchez misses the start of Manchester United’s American tour

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The signs were not good at the start of the summer break after he was pictured looking out of shape while partying overseas. The United boss will be looking for evidence over the coming games that he can "trust" Shaw, with the team set to face Mexican side Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan , Liverpool and Real Madrid stateside, before a clash with Bayern Munich in Germany. Read More »

England vs India: Fans boo Dhoni at the Lord's

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According to Chahal, who was a rare Indian player to come out unscathed from the game with figures of 10-0-43-1, the wicket of Virat Kohli was the turning point of the game. The fast bowler was part of India's optional nets session before the series decider and bowled with full intensity. This series against India is one of the tougher challenges England's powerhouse one-day side has faced over the last couple of years and is being viewed as a true test of their tag as World Cup ... Read More »

Team of the Fifa World Cup

They may have bowed out in a shootout against Croatia in the quarter-finals, but reaching the last eight was a huge overachievement for this team. "Croatia celebrates you, you are our gold!" echoed the Vecernji List. This World Cup produced 169 goals, making it the third most prolific World Cup of all time. Ronaldo is unlikely to win the World Cup before he retires, but his tremendous all-round display against Spain won't be forgotten in a hurry. Read More »

Paul Pogba Offered To Barca Due To Man Utd Unhappiness

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Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Sunday with 64 games played in 11 cities across the country. Speaking during the BBC's coverage of the World Cup , Ferdinand said: "Pogba was enormous, especially in the second half, with the pressure on his shoulders and the huge price tag above him, he has to come to the fore and he did". Read More »

Amazon Prime Day - July 16 - to Feature 1 Million Plus Deals

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Prime Day , a sale that puts steep discounts on thousands of products on Amazon's website, is one of the e-tailer's largest shopping days of the year and is exclusive to Amazon Prime members . The service normally costs $30 for three months, but Prime members can get it now for just $1. Kindle Unlimited is Amazon's subscription service that offers unlimited access to over a million books. Read More »

Russian Federation hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

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Eleven host cities, namely Moscow , St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara, were selected to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup . On behalf of himself and all lovers of football and sports around the world, the Amir congratulated Russian Federation for the great success and looked forward to welcome everyone to 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Read More »

‘One of the greatest leaders of our time!’

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Like Putin or not, one has to admit his nation hosted a superlative and incident free World Cup... McGregor's day out at Marley Park looks set to be the extent of his celebrations as he turns 30, with the Crumlin-native gearing up for a return to court next week over his involvement in April's bus attack at the UFC 223 media day. Read More »

City Player Urges Star Defender To Join Manchester United

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The Leicester City centre-back has impressed with his performances at the World Cup in Russian Federation, which is not a surprise to the new Man City player. " They have everything to try to win the Champions League ". Despite City spending £60m on the 27-year-old, questions have been asked about where the former Leicester forward will fit into Pep Guardiola's plans. Read More »

Russian Federation 2018: Belgium’s Martinez relies on team spirit

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France are the bookmakers' favorites to win the clash at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium after they showed impressive defensive discipline under their 1998 World Cup-winning coach, who was himself renowned as a no-nonsense midfielder. A draw also suited the Danes and would guarantee their passage to the last-16. 'I'm not missing too much, ' insisted Giroud. It prompted a glowing assessment from Mourinho, who added: "It's a great achievement for a country where the league is a minor league and ... Read More »

Jabari Parker Signs 2-Year $40 Million Deal With Bulls

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The Bulls have waived Paul Zipser and Julyan Stone to free up salary space for Parker's arrival. The agreement was announced shortly after the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer to the National Basketball Association forward, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. Read More »

Mandzukic makes World Cup history with early own goal

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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side's appearance in the World Cup final should provide inspiration to other small national teams striving for worldwide football success. This is a global success and I'm very glad it's happened under my management. While Les Bleus battled it out toe-to-toe with Le Diable Rouge of Belgium and eventually won the keenly contested match, through a Samuel Umtiti's headed goal in the second half of the match between neighbours. Read More »

Channing Frye Has Re-Signed With the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Free-agent forward Channing Frye and the Cavaliers have agreed on a one-year, $2.4 million deal, Yahoo Sports reported Saturday. Frye started last season with the Cavs but was sent to the Lakers in February at the trade deadline along with Isaiah Thomas and a 2018 draft pick for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. Read More »

Euphoria over, back to reality for Southgate's England

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Croatia's defender Josip Pivaric celebrates with teammates after Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (C) scored their second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semi-final between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Read More »

Thomas Markle says Meghan is 'terrified' and 'under too much pressure'

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Saturday became the day of the duchesses when Kate Middleton , Duchess of Cambridge , and Meghan Markle , Duchess of Sussex , made their first solo outing together. He continued, "I've seen her smile for years ". Kate, who is the Patron for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, appeared to be getting right into the match getting very animated as she watched on. Read More »

Croatia Captain Modric Says Focused on Team's Success, Not Personal Victories

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This was confirmed by Sunday's award and he will travel to the FIFA Best as a major contender, having also won a fourth Champions League title with Real Madrid . At 1.72 meters (5-foot-8), Modric was asked about being doubted because of his height. "I knew you did not have to be tall to play football". Here, Press Association Sport assesses Modric and one of his main rival for the prize before Russian Federation 2018's last game, France teenager Kylian Mbappe , in their clash at ... Read More »

Philosophical fans celebrate Croatia's historic World Cup final

According to Dalic, this was the second time the striker had given that excuse, the first one coming during their friendly against Brazil as they prepared for the World Cup . "We've been treated extremely fairly by everybody here", Southgate said. We will have a better tournament than we have had in the past but we might not win it because of that lack of experience. Read More »

Gareth Southgate absorbs reality check as England look to the future

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Croatia have gone to extra-time in all three of their knockout matches, triumphing on penalties against Denmark and hosts Russian Federation before edging past England 2-1 in the semi-final. Now we have all shown we can achieve things and we are proud". "We need relaxation and rest to gain freshness for tomorrow", added Dalic. "I'm incredibly proud of what the players have done". Read More »

England aim to join France in World Cup final

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But there has to be more than that for a team playing in the semi-final of a World Cup. The Netherlands team that finished third at the World Cup four years ago haven't reached a tournament since. "We're in a great place", he said . "It's been a fantastic journey, we got further than anyone else thought we would have", he added. Now all we can do is try to improve. Read More »

France and Croatia at full strength for World Cup final

They will concede they are not fit. They know what is at stake but if they are unable to give their all they will tell us. "They have such an attitude". Their return was kept low key and, unlike the last time England reached the last four in 1990, there will not be an open-top bus parade. Bobby Robson and Terry Venables, the last two men to lead England to semi-finals - at the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96 - left their jobs immediately afterwards. Read More »

France are World Cup champions

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That bet would come in if France won, but would lose if Croatia won the tournament for the first time. Eight minutes in, it seemed it was a certainty when Portugal lost their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury. A lot of things have changed since then. The result [of the match] will show if we did everything right.... We are aware of the euphoria in France but we're far from the idea that it's all done. Read More »

Wayne Rooney comes off bench to make MLS debut with DC United

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Yamil Asad christened new stadium Audi Field with its first goal Saturday and Paul Arriola scored a brace in the second half as D.C. United frustrated the counterattacks of the Vancouver Whitecaps in a desperately needed 3-1 victory. "If you want me to stay, tell me, ' and we talked about it", Rooney said. That gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision. Rooney held talks with the club and Silva where it was made clear to him that he would not play a big role for the club. Read More »

Pakistan win 1st ODI against Zimbabwe by 201 runs

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Whether that means a twin spin attack or healthy competition between him and Shadab remains to be seen. Liam Roche , Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Ryan Murray are three uncapped players in the 16-member line-up, led by Hamilton Masakadza . Read More »

Cardinals fire Mike Matheny with team hovering near .500

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The club named bench coach and ex-Springfield Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt as interim manager. "These decisions are never easy, but we felt that a change in leadership was necessary as the team prepares to enter into the second half of the season". Read More »