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England break record as Harry Kane joins elite group of legends

England break record as Harry Kane joins elite group of legends Tunisia were also knocked out. Playing from the off with an ease and trickery that contrasted with the stressed-looking England flops of recent global tournaments, Gareth Southgate's team romped into a remarkable 5-0 lead at halftime. [Full Article...]

Mexico on the brink as Vela finds World Cup redemption

A win gave Mexico six points in Group F - and it's looking likely that Mexico can emerge as the victor of the group and avoid a Round of 16 showdown with Brazil. Carlos Vela got the Mexicans on their way at the Rostov Arena with a 26th-minute penalty, before Javier Hernandez wrapped up the three points with a second six minutes after the hour mark. [Full Article...]

Djokovic relief at final return

Djokovic relief at final return The BBC , who were televising the semi-final match between Kyrgios and Marin Cilic , apologised for what was broadcast. He could not quite reach that level again but was still happy with his grasscourt form having lost narrowly to Roger Federer in the Stuttgart semis last week and beaten former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray for the first time at Queen's. [Full Article...]

Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against England

Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against England While most of these records look unbeatable, the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 could once again see epic mismatches to threaten the record books. "For his second, he dinks it over the goalkeeper with his weaker foot and he's celebrating before it even crosses the line". " England can, without a doubt, more than hold themselves against this Belgium team". [Full Article...]

Alli out, Sterling to keep place against Panama

Alli out, Sterling to keep place against Panama After performing some exercises with the group, he then continued with some solo work. Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Dele Alli? They also appeared to show that Raheem Sterling would make way for Marcus Rashford . "Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it's a disadvantage to us", Southgate said. Kick off is at 3pm local time (1pm United Kingdom ti... [Full Article...]

Simeone slams Argentia 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

Simeone slams Argentia 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi Argentina face Nigeria on Tuesday night in a desperate attempt to qualify for the knockout rounds, with nothing less than a win good enough. Media chain TYC fuelled speculation on Friday morning that the players had held a crisis meeting and decided that they didn't want the former Sevilla coach in charge for the final group match against Nigeria, with Jorge Burruchaga preferred. [Full Article...]

LeBron James Is Reportedly Trying To Recruit Other Stars To Cleveland

LeBron James Is Reportedly Trying To Recruit Other Stars To Cleveland He said he's had good dialogue with James' management team, which is headed by agent Rich Paul. "I think the answer in what it takes to keep LeBron there [in Cleveland] is what happens elsewhere", Kellerman told First Take. I knew that question would come, but I like to be here. "LeBron is actively searching and recruiting players to Cleveland, even more so than he did after he came back with K... [Full Article...]

Kroos's goal at the death beats Sweden

Kroos's goal at the death beats Sweden While much of the world was ready to revel in a rare spate of Germany misfortune, Kroos' 95th-minute victor, and a beauty of a strike at that, was one of the sensational moments of the World Cup so far. Robin Olsen one-upped Neuer in the 88th minute, rising to his crossbar to punch Mario Gomez's header just over. "I didn't see any aggressive gestures". [Full Article...]

NBA Draft: Who is Moritz Wagner, the Lakers' 25th pick?

NBA Draft: Who is Moritz Wagner, the Lakers' 25th pick? Second-round picks differ from first-round selections in that they don't count against the salary cap. At this point, we don't necessarily know where George is leaning, but it is worth mentioning that the Thunder, as the team with his Bird rights, can offer him a five-year contract worth $176 million, while the most he could sign for with another team would be four years and about $130 million. [Full Article...]

Southgate takes sting out of team sheet drama

Southgate takes sting out of team sheet drama England trained in the mild climes of their Zelenogorsk base on Saturday morning before flying into the searing heat of Nizhny Novogorod, where temperatures were as high as 32C. "We've seen the difficulty bigger countries have had in breaking down lower-ranked teams", he said. "I told my players today that they can still qualify". [Full Article...]

Fabregas hopeful of Spain recall

Fabregas hopeful of Spain recall Since switching allegiances from the country of his birth, Brazil, to play for Spain ahead of the 2014 World Cup , Costa has not always seemed the ideal fit for La Roja's tiki-taka style. It is not as if Messi has not performed for his country. The FC crew lay into Jorge Sampaoli and inspect Lionel Messi's negative demeanour after Argentina's embarrassing defeat to Croatia. [Full Article...]

Hamilton grabs pole, Ricciardo fifth in French Grand Prix

Hamilton grabs pole, Ricciardo fifth in French Grand Prix That left four times world champion Hamilton, now a point behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel after seven races , at a disadvantage to rivals who had engine upgrades for the race in Montreal. The 20-year-old Monegasque rookie is already seen as the likely replacement for 2007 world champion Raikkonen at Ferrari next year. Hamilton followed and, after the first flying runs, he and Bottas t... [Full Article...]

Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica

And for 90 minutes against Costa Rica, it was more of the same. Thiago Silva has voiced his displeasure with Neymar after the striker insulted the 33-year-old during Brazil's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday. " I think today will be real start for us, after the bad haircut and bad start ", Carolina said. VAR came under fire later in the day when Serbia had a number of penalty shouts g... [Full Article...]

Embiid doesn't want to be compared to Deandre Ayton

Embiid doesn't want to be compared to Deandre Ayton The Phoenix Suns have the No. 1 pick for the first time in franchise history and are expected to take the 7-foot-1 Ayton. I worked hard for this. "I embrace it a lot", he said of the expectations placed upon him. He's the first Arizona player to go No. 1 in the draft; Mike Bibby was No. 2 in 1998 and Derrick Williams was No. 2 in 2011. Bagley and Ayton played together briefly at Hillcres... [Full Article...]

Tunisia made it easy for us - Hazard

Tunisia made it easy for us - Hazard England (three points) face Panama (none) on Sunday in the same group. SI TV is also now available on fuboTV . Consultation goals from Dylan Bronn and Wabhi Khazri were the only real blots on their copybook. The tournament has seen 65 goals scored so far at an average of 2.4 goals per game. Hello good day and welcome to our continuous coverage of Russian Federation 2018 - are you ready for... [Full Article...]

Lukaku and Hazard score two each as Belgium rout Tunisia 5-2

Lukaku and Hazard score two each as Belgium rout Tunisia 5-2 The outcome also meant that for the first time there have been goals in the first 27 games of a World Cup . It could certainly be star-studded Belgium , unbeaten in their past ten World Cup group-stage matches. The experienced Oussama Haddadi is set to replace Ali Maaloul at left-back in the Tunisian defence and Martinez saw plenty of danger for his team in the north Africans' opening 2-1 de... [Full Article...]

Iceland coach confident in their chances of beating familiar foe Croatia

Iceland coach confident in their chances of beating familiar foe Croatia Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russian Federation, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals . [Full Article...]

Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 2-1

Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 2-1 Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic apparently does not want to discuss the issue of tensions linked to Swiss players with Kosovo Albanian heritage ahead of the World Cup match against Serbia . Serbia heads into the final matches of Group E play on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET looking for a win, but they won't necessarily be eliminated with a draw. [Full Article...]

Buhari happy over Super Eagles’ victory

Buhari happy over Super Eagles’ victory In this case, Argentina will need to beat Nigeria and hope that Iceland to not beat Croatia in their final game. If Nigeria wins the matcg against Iceland, they will be in second position on the group with 3 points. Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is confident the Super Eagles will bounce back when they tackle Iceland in their second World Cup fixture at the Volgograd Arena on Fri... [Full Article...]

What are ICC rules regarding doping in cricket?

What are ICC rules regarding doping in cricket? Sources add that Shahzad has the option to undergo a second dope test. The top-order batsman could face minimum of three-month ban. The decision is expected to be announced within the next five days. While the dope test has come back positive, the report from the laboratory that tested the player's blood sample has yet to be confirmed by Pakistan's anti-doping department. [Full Article...]


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