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N Zealand, England top women's T20 record in S Africa N Zealand, England top women's T20 record in S Africa
- June 24, 2018

The three teams are involved in a tri-series being played in England. Holders of the highest score in one day worldwide cricket, after the White Ferns set 490-4 against Ireland earlier this month, Bates said the female batters were benefiting from the chance to play on top wickets. (more...)
Brazil Manager Falls Over In Hilarious Last Minute Goal Celebrations Brazil Manager Falls Over In Hilarious Last Minute Goal Celebrations
- June 24, 2018

Switzerland came back from an early goal down to beat Serbia 2-1 in a politically-charged match because of tensions over some Swiss players with ethnic Albanian heritage. " Today [Friday] he disappointed me, because he insulted me really badly when I returned the ball ". To be fair, Costa Rica had planned to be physical with the Paris Saint-Germain star, fouling him on different occasions to stop him from making a run towards the goal. (more...)
England call up Curran and Overton for final two Australia ODIs England call up Curran and Overton for final two Australia ODIs
- June 24, 2018

The natural opener has bafflingly been batting in the No5 position so far in the series but once he was reinstated to opener, Finch delivered like we all know he can. Wood made it two wickets for two runs in just five balls when later in the same over he clean bowled Marcus Stoinis with a similar delivery that cut back in. (more...)
W.C: Xhaka, Shaqiri in hot water after controversial celebrations W.C: Xhaka, Shaqiri in hot water after controversial celebrations
- June 24, 2018

Xhaka, whose brother plays for Albania, ran to the touchline and locked his thumbs together with fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle on Albania's flag. Serbian newspapers gave more space to the VAR spat than to the nationalist gestures. Fans in the Albanian capital, Tirana, cheered as they watched the match on outdoor screens. (more...)
Lukhan Tui was one of two Wallabies changes for series decider Lukhan Tui was one of two Wallabies changes for series decider
- June 24, 2018

Sean Cronin's fitness ahead of the Test series decider with Australia is under scrutiny, as the Leinster man sat out Friday's captain's run. As Wallabies coach Michael Cheika seeks more physicality from his pack, who were dominated in the last outing, the 198cm, 121kg Tui will be tasked with overpowering Ireland's strong forwards at Allianz Stadium. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association denies U.S. referee asked for Portugal shirt after World Cup match Federation Internationale de Football Association denies U.S. referee asked for Portugal shirt after World Cup match
- June 24, 2018

Sources indicate that furious Amrabat termed the incident as sad, adding that the tournament is 'World Cup and not a circus'. "This is yet another alarming example of a player being put in harm's way ", FIFPro said in a statement. "Medical reports are read by competent people. And then they take their responsibility, the player takes his responsibility". Amrabat, who spent one night in hospital after Friday's game, admitted he had defied doctor's orders by playing. (more...)
Kroos's goal at the death beats Sweden Kroos's goal at the death beats Sweden
- June 24, 2018

Reus got Germany back in the game early in the second half as the Germans launched a massive offensive and when Boateng was sent off for his second yellow card eight minutes from time the Germans continued to push on. But the Germans tied it up in the 48th minute off a goal from Reus, and Kroos's victor changes the equation entirely. Supporters watching on big screens at the Brandenburg Gate huddled nervously under grey clouds and drizzle, before throwing their umbrellas away as Toni ... (more...)
Diego Maradona is light years behind Lionel Messi, says Sergio Ramos Diego Maradona is light years behind Lionel Messi, says Sergio Ramos
- June 24, 2018

They found themselves at the centre of an Israel-Palestinian spat over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match following an unconvincing qualifying campaign. Shearer says Lionel Messi is already under big pressure to perform for Jorge Sampaoli's side. Messi has struggled to make an impact so far at Russian Federation 2018, with Argentina on the brink of an early World Cup exit following their humiliating 3-0 defeat to Croatia on Friday. (more...)
Barbora Strycova upsets Garbine Muguruza in Birmingham Classic Barbora Strycova upsets Garbine Muguruza in Birmingham Classic
- June 24, 2018

I wish I would play more matches, but nothing really worries me. "We have a lot of time now to prepare", she said. "In a way it's good". Fourth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova , twice a Wimbledon champion and the victor in Birmingham previous year, took the first four games against Russian Daria Gavrilova on the way to a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory. (more...)
Mavericks' Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League Mavericks' Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League
- June 24, 2018

The growing consensus among National Basketball Association decision-makers in attendance at Stark Arena in Belgrade is that the teams drafting behind the Phoenix Suns at No. At 6-foot-7 and 220 pounds, Doncic averaged about 15 points, five rebounds and five assists during Real Madrid's championship season. "I mean, you know, I have a lot of ex-NBA players on my team". (more...)
Sweden coach called Germany's celebration 'disrespectful' Sweden coach called Germany's celebration 'disrespectful'
- June 24, 2018

We fought it out for 95 minutes and when the final whistle goes you shake hands and leave. "All I am saying is people behaved in ways you don't do". "We're going to do that". Germany had been inundated with criticism after losing to Mexico in the opening match, but Kroos was pleased to make those who doubted him and his teammates wait for any vindication. (more...)
Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low
- June 24, 2018

Sweden took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ola Toivonen finished confidently after Kroos gave the ball away in midfield, chesting the ball down expertly before lifting it over Manuel Neuer. Although they dominated possession against lacklustre opponents, Mexico also displayed their thrilling counter-attacking game with their second goal, when West Ham striker Hernandez added a neat finish to Hirving Lozano's surging run. (more...)
Brazil 2 Costa Rica 0
- June 24, 2018

Brazil will be hungry for a win after their disappointing opening match draw, while Costa Rica need at least a point to stay alive. Tej became the first-ever Indian ball-boy to feature in a FIFA World Cup . The five-time winners seemed poised for another draw, especially after a penalty awarded to Neymar was overturned by referee Bjorn Kuipers after consulting VAR. (more...)
Lukaku Catches Ronaldo As Belgium Advance, Tunisia Crash Out Lukaku Catches Ronaldo As Belgium Advance, Tunisia Crash Out
- June 24, 2018

Hazard opened the scoring with a sixth-minute penalty before Lukaku found the net in the 16th and first-half stoppage time . His pace surprised Ben Youssef , who mistakenly upended his opponent, the referee quickly pointing to the penalty spot. (more...)
Kroos calls in epic trick play to stun Sweden late Kroos calls in epic trick play to stun Sweden late
- June 24, 2018

In a few days we play again and we have to win it. We fought it out for 95 minutes and when the final whistle goes you shake hands and leave. Mexico leads Group F with six points, and Germany and Sweden both have three. "We are Germany and we want to win every game". Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado said after the game it was "very positive" that the chant wasn't heard, but he also insisted the chant wasn't discriminatory. (more...)
Why did Xhaka & Shaqiri celebrate by making 'double eagle' signs against Serbia?
- June 24, 2018

Shaqiri's father had been in prison for three years as a young man during the conflict for his protests, and the Stoke City man has never shied away from his allegiances, wearing the Swiss, Albanian and Kosovo flags on his boots. It's a wonderful atmosphere and positive emotions and that's what football should be about. To make matters even worse for Seferovic, there were 19 shots between both teams in the first half, which has so far been a record high during the tournament, while ... (more...)
Romelu Lukaku a Doubt vs. England; Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Ligament Damage
- June 24, 2018

United's performance in the FA Cup, final, for example felt disjointed and spindly without the Belgian at its masthead, holding up play, driving forward, creating space. "It must have been a great game to watch as a neutral but there are lots of things we need to work on and that starts tomorrow", he said . "Now we have to keep our head day after day, give our maximum and hopefully perform better game after game". (more...)
Gosden savours Gold Cup win Gosden savours Gold Cup win
- June 24, 2018

For much of the race Dettori and his chestnut mount sat in midfield with an eye very much on Order of St George, the other joint-favourite. It was indeed Gosden's first Gold Cup, but for Frankie it was a sixth, to go with his 60th Royal Ascot victor. (more...)
Hanley Ramirez Hanley Ramirez "eyed" in federal and state investigation
- June 24, 2018

At this time, it is unknown what the investigation consists of. According to McPhee, a recent stop by police discovered "a significant amount of drugs " in the suspect's vehicle. McPhee says the "car stop" with the police "coordinated with the timing" of Ramirez's release from the Red Sox, who designated the 34-year-old for assignment on May 25. (more...)
Finally! Djokovic ends 12-month drought to reach Queen's showpiece Finally! Djokovic ends 12-month drought to reach Queen's showpiece
- June 24, 2018

The 31-year-old's 99th career final offers him the chance to move above Stefan Edberg into sole possession of ninth place in the all-time match wins list on 802. After reaching his first ATP Tour final in nearly a year, Novak Djokovic still appeared far from content. The Serbian came through 7-5, 6-1 against his French opponent in what was another routine victory just a day after he brushed past Grigor Dimitrov . (more...)

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