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Hazard open to Real Madrid move Hazard open to Real Madrid move
- June 19, 2018

Despite a lacklustre showing in league play for Chelsea , Antonio Conte's side closed the club season with a win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thinks the trophy to close the year was just the boost his star winger needed heading into Russian Federation. (more...)
Willey sees England to nervy win over Australia Willey sees England to nervy win over Australia
- June 19, 2018

Australia were bowled out for 304, with seamer Liam Plunkett taking 4-53. - "Key wicket" - But an Australia side missing star batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, both given year-long bans for their roles in the Cape Town ball-tampering fiasco in March , just fell short. (more...)
Colombia's Sanchez gets first red card of World Cup Colombia's Sanchez gets first red card of World Cup
- June 19, 2018

All the action from the opening match in Group H, which comes from Mordovia Arena in Saransk , Russia . - Colombia's James Rodriguez was top scorer at the 2014 World Cup and won over many in the public with his dazzling goals and dancing celebrations. (more...)
Unai Emery to unveil second signing TOMORROW
- June 19, 2018

Emery has set out to reshape the Arsenal defence, with deals lined up for Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis and German global Bernd Leno . New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has identified Leno as the club's long-term replacement for Petr Cech . (more...)
Cavs to Pursue Kawhi Leonard in an Attempt to Keep LeBron James Cavs to Pursue Kawhi Leonard in an Attempt to Keep LeBron James
- June 19, 2018

The report also noted that while players like Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson can become valuable pieces of the squad, they can be traded. "But I'm not sure a Leonard/Love deal would have much interest to the Spurs, who would want multiple assets". And if a trade were to go down, it would have be done after the Cavs make their pick at the No. 8 spot. If the Lakers are serious about acquiring Kawhi Leonard , Mannix suggested a trade package including Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and draft picks. (more...)
Brazil lead Switzerland 1-0 at halftime Brazil lead Switzerland 1-0 at halftime
- June 19, 2018

As a result of those nerves, the Brazil defence were too passive when Zuber barely had to jump to head a corner home in the 50th minute, giving the Swiss a deserved point in a group also featuring Serbia and Costa Rica. Zuber connecting with Xherdan Shaqiri's corner to header past the helpless Alisson. The ease with which the Swiss levelled was particularly alarming for Brazil fans, who believed Alisson was the top class keeper they had long lacked. (more...)
Murray set to make return at Queen's Murray set to make return at Queen's
- June 19, 2018

Should he win his first match, he may face British No. 1 Kyle Edmund who kicks off the tournament against Ryan Harrison . Murray , who has been sidelined for nearly a year since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last July, came through a practice session in London on Friday. (more...)
Match Reaction: England suffer series defeat in South Africa Match Reaction: England suffer series defeat in South Africa
- June 19, 2018

But the Springboks fought back as Duane Vermeulen held off several defenders to crash over the whitewash, before Handre Pollard's boot gave the hosts a one-point lead at the break. The injury will be assessed when he returns to Saracens this week. His latest injury comes six months after first breaking his arm in Saracens' European Champions Cup tie with Ospreys, which resulted in him missing England's Six Nations campaign. (more...)
Salah declared fit for Egypt but Russian Federation confident they can stop him
- June 19, 2018

Despite again declaring his star Mohamed Salah to be fit, Egypt boss Hector Cuper also said the Liverpool man is facing a late fitness test before facing Russian Federation in World Cup Group A. Ramos was accused of deliberately hurting Salah and it has been suggested opponents could target him again, particularly if his shoulder is not fully healed. (more...)
U.S. Open 2018: Final results, leaderboard (Brooks Koepka winner) U.S. Open 2018: Final results, leaderboard (Brooks Koepka winner)
- June 19, 2018

On the final green, Fleetwood stood over a 9ft putt with the chance to seal the magic number of 62 that would obviously have carried wider significance with a major on the line. He was a stroke off the lead when he completed play more than two hours before the final pairing. Needing only a bogey at the last to win, Koepka hooked his approach so far left it bounced off the base of a grandstand, but he pitched onto the green and lagged his first putt close before tapping in to earn victory. (more...)
Mexico in trouble with Federation Internationale de Football Association after fans' homophobic chants Mexico in trouble with Federation Internationale de Football Association after fans' homophobic chants
- June 19, 2018

Paez described the game as a welcome distraction from Mexico's upcoming July 1 presidential election. Germany , the defending World Cup champion, isn't the kind of team to lose their opening game. The Merseyside outfit are keen on striking a deal for the 22-year-old prodigy, reported the Liverpool Echo this month , with PSV director Marcel Brands joining the Blues from the Dutch giants this window. (more...)
Saudi football team safe after plane engine catches fire at World Cup
- June 19, 2018

The plane landed safely despite the fire, which was filmed by an unnamed passenger. The Saudi Arabian national team's rough start to World Cup continued on Tuesday, as the team's plane caught fire in midair. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation issued a statement after the incident saying everyone was safely on the ground. "Of course, we were a bit frightened, but thank God", he added , laughing. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's plane lands with wing on fire Saudi Arabia's plane lands with wing on fire
- June 19, 2018

Social and Saudi media footage also appeared to show one of the engines catching fire, but a spokesman for airline Rossiya denied a fire had occurred and said the fault was due to a bird strike. "Of course, we were a bit frightened, but thank God", he added, laughing. On Thursday last week Russian Federation secured the biggest victory in the opening match of a World Cup since 1934 by beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 - despite pessimism before the game from many quarters in Russian Federation. (more...)
Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
- June 19, 2018

Insects are regular summer visitors in Volgograd but locals told AFP the problem was worse than normal this season, even though authorities had sprayed insecticide on areas around the city and used repellent in popular spots. British Embassy officials in Russian Federation have sounded an optimistic note ahead of England's first match at the World Cup , praising Volgograd for the welcome it has given the Three Lions' travelling support. (more...)
Gary Lineker's F-word reaction to Harry Kane's England victor Gary Lineker's F-word reaction to Harry Kane's England victor
- June 19, 2018

Harry Kane has promised to tackle the World Cup head on, embracing his responsibilities as the team's leader in his naturally modest fashion, and is as likely to be your grandmother's hero this summer as a die-hard England supporter's. (more...)
Rio Ferdinand slams England star Kyle Walker for 'criminal' mistake v Tunisia Rio Ferdinand slams England star Kyle Walker for 'criminal' mistake v Tunisia
- June 19, 2018

The English team face a winnable match against a Tunisian team that isn't expected to get out of the group, and it's a contest that gives the Three Lions a golden chance at three points to start the competition. Was Walker the victim of a soft penalty call or was he, as some on social media claim, "brainless"? "I think that's how we've wanted to make it as a team ", England striker Jamie Vardy said, "nice and relaxed and enjoyable, where we can have a laugh and a giggle". (more...)
David Warner To Play Caribbean Premier League For St Lucia Stars David Warner To Play Caribbean Premier League For St Lucia Stars
- June 18, 2018

Warner was slapped with a one-year ban by Cricket Australia earlier this year for his role in the ball-tampering scandal during the tour of South Africa . Warner is now serving a one-year ban - along with Steve Smith, who was also stripped of the captaincy - for his part in the scandal in South Africa , while Bancroft is suspended for nine months. (more...)
Cavaliers Have Made Calls To Spurs About Kawhi Leonard Cavaliers Have Made Calls To Spurs About Kawhi Leonard
- June 19, 2018

Leonard was supposed to meet with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich this week to resolve tension that arose during the All-Star's lengthy absence last season due to quadriceps tendinopathy, which limited him to just nine games. The Cavs would have Leonard on their roster for the 2018-2019 National Basketball Association season, but what about beyond that? James and Leonard being on the same team does seem a possibility. (more...)
Son takes the blames as South Korea fail to shine Son takes the blames as South Korea fail to shine
- June 19, 2018

Sweden coach Janne Andersson apologised to World Cup opponent South Korea on Sunday in an attempt to defuse a squabble between the teams over spying. "It's very important we show respect to all our opponents in all circumstances". "If it has been perceived in another way, we apologize ". Referee Joel Aguilar used the replay technology to decide whether South Korea substitute Kim Min-woo had fouled Viktor Claesson in the area after initially waving play on. (more...)
Sexton and pack lead Ireland to win over Australia Sexton and pack lead Ireland to win over Australia
- June 18, 2018

The Wallabies scored three tries to two but the world number two-ranked Irish controlled the ball at the breakdown and profited from Australia's ill-discipline. The Wallabies' defence finally cracked when Furlong smashed over, just minutes after winger Keith Earls had a try ruled out for losing control of the ball while grounding it. (more...)

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