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Mission impossible might be possible for Iran at World Cup Mission impossible might be possible for Iran at World Cup
- June 17, 2018

In a way, Queiroz's team can take a chance against Spain in Kazan on Wednesday. The Atlas Lions of Morocco have fallen to an injury-time defeat to Iran in Africa's second match at the ongoing Russian Federation 2018 World Cup . While Morocco leak their wounds, it is all celebration for Iran who are recording their first FIFA World Cup win in 20 years. "The main value of Federation Internationale de Football Association is to put politics apart and this is not what's going on". (more...)
Rory McIlroy laments third successive missed cut at US Open Rory McIlroy laments third successive missed cut at US Open
- June 17, 2018

Woods, of all people, knew what he was looking at. He hit more grass than ball. "Every putt looked like it was going to go in". Scott posted only three birdies over the course of the two days, with 12 bogeys and two double-bogeys, struggling at times to find the fairways and the greens. (more...)
Raptors hire Nick Nurse as next coach Raptors hire Nick Nurse as next coach
- June 17, 2018

Toronto has made a decision to promote Dwane Casey's old assistant, and will hire Nick Nurse as the team's ninth head coach in franchise history according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "You can't take away the five years we shared". The Toronto Raptors logo decal at center court before the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (more...)
Former Oregon Duck Killed in Car Crash Former Oregon Duck Killed in Car Crash
- June 17, 2018

The 22-year-old Pedro Chavarin Jr. driver had told police that he was he was alone in the vehicle. Chavarin told police he was the only occupant of the vehicle, but a woman walking in the area discovered Leiato's body. Following the second arrest , Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal chose to dismiss Leiato from the program. Leiato was dismissed from the team after being arrested in April for allegedly removing a parking boot from a vehicle. (more...)
Konta beats Watson to make Nottingham quarters Konta beats Watson to make Nottingham quarters
- June 17, 2018

Watson struggled to deal with the Konta return in particular, and a single break in the fifth game was enough to decide the opening set. Konta, 26, broke for a 3-2 lead in the first set against her Fed Cup team-mate. She will face No 1 seed Ashleigh Barty next. Prediction: Konta in straight sets . The World No156, who has collected two ITF titles so far in 2018, continued her fine form on grass, having made the last eight at the Surbiton Trophy last week and picking up her first WTA ... (more...)
Paul George says he 'likes playing' with LeBron James Paul George says he 'likes playing' with LeBron James
- June 17, 2018

Get a look at the free agents - restricted, unrestricted and player/team options - for each team below. The Sixers, in particular, would be a very intriguing move as they are now one of the most exciting young teams in the league spearheaded by the duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. (more...)
Phil Mickelson Not Feeling Career Grand Slam Pressure At Shinnecock Phil Mickelson Not Feeling Career Grand Slam Pressure At Shinnecock
- June 17, 2018

There will be heavy traffic at this U.S. Open. Johnson returned to No. 1 in the world with his six-shot victory last week at the St. Jude Classic, the 18th of his career, all since Woods won his last U.S. "And my results don't necessarily speak toward that, but I feel that way, and so I'll stick with the process, and they'll surely come at some point". (more...)
Sluggish France Take Opening Win Over Australia Sluggish France Take Opening Win Over Australia
- June 17, 2018

After another 45 seconds or so, he returned to the field and pointed to the penalty spot. "I am not going to complain about VAR - it went in our favour", the France manager said. Pogba broke down the Australian defense on an incredible run and his chip deflected off the underside of the bar and landed just inside the goal line. (more...)
Phil Mickelson loses the plot at US Open after putt goes wrong
- June 17, 2018

His swat sent the ball off the hole. At the other end of the leaderboard, Justin Rose saved par on the first after duffing his second shot from the fairway, with playing partner and Ryder Cup team-mate Henrik Stenson also making par to remain one over. (more...)
Peru 0 Denmark 1 Peru 0 Denmark 1
- June 17, 2018

Initially, the referee did not give the penalty but after consulting the pitch-side monitor, decided Cueva was fouled. France await Peru next, while Denmark will go into their game against Australia in confident mood after collecting three points. (more...)
Dustin Johnson leads, Australians struggling at US Open at Shinnecock Hills
- June 16, 2018

Johnson, Ian Poulter , Scott Piercy and Russell Henley were the only players under par. "Absolutely", he said. "Have you seen the way I've been swinging?" That's a sharp contrast from previous year at Erin Hills, where 44 players broke par in the opening round to set a U.S. (more...)
Storm Hector headed for Lancashire Storm Hector headed for Lancashire
- June 16, 2018

Hector - the eighth named storm in the last 12 months - was expected to hit hardest in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland . Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 miles per hour in many areas, including Yorkshire, with the possibility of winds reaching 70 miles per hour in some exposed locations. (more...)
Luis Suarez's missed Uruguay chances 'not a sin' - Oscar Tabarez Luis Suarez's missed Uruguay chances 'not a sin' - Oscar Tabarez
- June 16, 2018

The win ensured that Uruguay moved to the second spot in Group A with three points, behind log leaders and tournament's hosts Russian Federation only by a superior goal difference. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said: "To win matches in this group means we will be able to progress". Salah's place on the bench was all the more concerning because head coach Hector Cuper claimed he was "almost 100 per cent" certain Salah would have a role to play in the game against Uruguay . (more...)
India bat in Afghanistan's debut test India bat in Afghanistan's debut test
- June 16, 2018

The squad comprises five spinners in Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan , Mujeeb Ur Rahman , Zahir Khan and left-arm spinner Hamza Kotak, who incidentally emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the recently concluded first-class competition. No wonder the iconic CLR James line is still so relevant "What do they know of Cricket who only Cricket Know". Khan was one of the three Afghan players in this year's Indian Premier League - Pakistani cricketers are now systematically barred from IPL - and ... (more...)
France vs Australia penalty: Griezmann scores from hugely controversial VAR penalty France vs Australia penalty: Griezmann scores from hugely controversial VAR penalty
- June 16, 2018

The video assistant referee penalised Australia's Josh Risdon for a foul on Antoine Griezmann , allowing the Atletico Madrid forward to dispatch a penalty, the first World Cup goal influenced by VAR. Australia and their 10,000 gold-shirted fans will be disappointed that all their hard work earned them nothing as they seek to get out of the group stage for the second time in their fifth World Cup . (more...)
Every goal scored from every game in Russian Federation Every goal scored from every game in Russian Federation
- June 16, 2018

Al-Sheikh also personally apologised to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi throne, who watched the game with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, in his private box. His second is a contender for goal of the tournament. Before the match, pop star Robbie Williams performed "Let Me Entertain You" in an Opening Ceremony that involved 800 people and ramped up the atmosphere inside Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. (more...)
Arsenal boss Emery delighted with new Xhaka contract Arsenal boss Emery delighted with new Xhaka contract
- June 16, 2018

But new head coach Unai Emery made it clear he plans to use the Switzerland global next season. 'I'm delighted that Granit has extended his contract with us, ' Emery told Arsenal's official website after the new deal was announced. "I've known Granit now for more than six or seven years, so he's just an incredible player", Lichtsteiner said. The 34-year-old right-back joins his compatriot Xhaka at the Emirates Stadium, with both of the pair now in Russian Federation for the World Cup ... (more...)
Allegri claims he rejected Real Madrid ahead of Lopetegui's appointment Allegri claims he rejected Real Madrid ahead of Lopetegui's appointment
- June 16, 2018

Real Madrid will delay making a decision about Gareth Bale's future at the club until after they have appointed a new manager, according to reports in the British media. "(But) I've been near a ball for 30 years". Hierro's first match in charge will be on Friday against European champion Portugal in the teams' World Cup opener in Sochi. (more...)
How to Watch Argentina vs Iceland How to Watch Argentina vs Iceland
- June 16, 2018

In fact, they have won 12 of their last 15 group games at the World Cup (D2 L1), their only defeat in that run coming against England in 2002 (0-1). "We deserve to be here". "It is true that the coach organises the team but the footballers create the opportunities on the pitch and if you have players like Messi then the coach has to organise players around him to take advantage of his fantastic skills", he said. (more...)
United North American bid awarded 2026 FIFA World Cup over Morocco United North American bid awarded 2026 FIFA World Cup over Morocco
- June 16, 2018

Edmontonian Alphonso Davies , 17, was the first to speak in the United Bid's final presentation to the FIFA Congress prior to the vote . Major League Soccer released the following statement: "The decision to host World Cup 2026 in Canada, Mexico and the United States is a testament to our three nations coming together for the United Bid , and a monumental step in our collective mission to further advance the game of soccer in North America". (more...)

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