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Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group
- June 26, 2018

Spain will be looking to seal their place in the round of sixteen when they take on an already eliminated Morocco in Kaliningrad on Monday evening. "We've shown we were able to take on two of the best teams in the world in Spain and Portugal", said the Frenchman. Earlier, a mix-up by Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos gifted Morocco their first World Cup goal since 1998 as Khalid Boutaib dashed clear to break the deadlock in the 14th minute. (more...)
Now that's a soccer-ROO! Unlikely pitch invader stops match Now that's a soccer-ROO! Unlikely pitch invader stops match
- June 26, 2018

Apparently not content with just watching, though, it then jumped onto the field for a shot at glory. The footage was captured on a live stream for Australian broadcaster, Bar TV Sports. The incident happened in the exclusive suburb of Deakin, a few minutes walk from Parliament House and near the Red Hill reserve. The kangaroo bounded over the grandstand fence before making a break for it across the field, leaving players and spectators shocked. (more...)
Coric advances to Halle Open final as Bautista Agut withdraws Coric advances to Halle Open final as Bautista Agut withdraws
- June 26, 2018

The Swiss great, who won his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart on Sunday, is just two match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass. Earlier, Nick Kyrgios sent down 32 aces as the Australian followed up his win over Andy Murray by beating seventh seed Kyle Edmund 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (5/7), 6-3. (more...)
World Cup Group A match report Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018 World Cup Group A match report Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018
- June 26, 2018

Suarez slotted a 20-yard free kick into the bottom corner, after defender Sergei Ignashevich had made the target bigger for him by abandoning his position at the end of the wall. Twice World Cup winners Uruguay offered them the chance to show they truly belonged among the elite, but it was an opportunity wasted, merely serving to give ammunition to the doubters. (more...)
Tendulkar:scrap two new-ball ODI rule to revive reverse… Tendulkar:scrap two new-ball ODI rule to revive reverse…
- June 26, 2018

Well, experts feel it has got to do with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rule of having two new balls from both ends. Significantly, England had created a world record of 481/6 on Tuesday against Australia in the third ODI of the five-match series. (more...)
Farbrace to coach England for T20Is against Australia, India Farbrace to coach England for T20Is against Australia, India
- June 26, 2018

Head coach Trevor Bayliss will spend the period watching the England Lions, some County Championship cricket and the One-Day Cup final on June 30, according to a report by the BBC website. Farbrace has already turned down a number of county offers and admitted in April that a role as England's Head Coach would be hard to turn down. Farbrace, England's assistant coach, has had previous spells as interim head coach, notably at the start of the 2015 English season. (more...)
Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup
- June 26, 2018

Tensions were high during Saturday's match after a draw with Germany looked certain. "It was unlucky", said Sweden striker John Guidetti. The abuse was met with outrage from observers and Durmaz's fans. The midfielder's mistimed pass led to Ola Toivonen's first-half goal for Sweden. There was no formal video review called for. He and the Swedish players said they also couldn't understand why Germany chose to celebrate near their bench. (more...)
Halle final loss drops Federer from No.1 Halle final loss drops Federer from No.1
- June 26, 2018

Coric's win also knocked Federer off the No.1 ATP ranking spot and ended his 20-match winning streak on grass which started back in June previous year. The loss in just over two hours means came a week after Federer won his 98th title in Stuttgart . Seconds later, the Croatian seized the set on his first opportunity. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association fine Danish FA for World Cup crowd disturbance and sexist banner Federation Internationale de Football Association fine Danish FA for World Cup crowd disturbance and sexist banner
- June 26, 2018

In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the president of the Serbian FA, Slavisa Kokeza, as well as the national coach Mladen Krstajic for statements made in the aftermath of the game, in which Switzerland claimed a late victory courtesy of an injury-time goal from Xherdan Shaqiri. (more...)
Police track down England fans after video showing Nazi salutes in Russian Federation Police track down England fans after video showing Nazi salutes in Russian Federation
- June 26, 2018

The video shows a Nazi salute performed in Volgograd, a 2018 FIFA World Cup host city that suffered great loss of life and was almost razed to the ground by the Nazi Germany during the World War II. British police have tracked down English hooligans who had been filmed performing Nazi salutes and singing anti-Semitic songs in a Russian bar. The FA condemned the behaviour, adding: "We are working with the relevant authorities, including the United Kingdom police investigations team, who are ... (more...)
Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad
- June 26, 2018

Twenty-four hours later, though, a full-on coup d'etat is reportedly underway. Lionel Messi and the rest of the Albiceleste squad members are in disarray after attempt to have manager, Jorge Sampaoli sacked ahead of Nigeria showdown fails, suggest reports coming out of the team's camp in Russian Federation. (more...)
Boston Celtics to sign EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker Boston Celtics to sign EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker
- June 26, 2018

Negotiations to bring Wanamaker, who played at University of Pittsburgh from 2007 to 2011, have been going on for more than a week, worldwide basketball reporter David Pick reported. Wanamaker averaged 11.3 points and 3.8 assists over 26.1 minutes per game past year playing Euroleague with Fenerbahce. Kyrie Irving is coming off knee surgery and hasn't committed to staying with the Celtics long-term. (more...)
Nikola Jokic to Sign $146.5 Million Deal to Stay in Denver ⛰ Nikola Jokic to Sign $146.5 Million Deal to Stay in Denver ⛰
- June 26, 2018

In his third National Basketball Association season, the 23-year-old Jokic set career highs with 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and hit almost 40% of his 3-point attempts for Denver, who won 46 games in the Western Conference. Both the franchise and Jokic's representatives have worked through discussions on his future in recent weeks, league sources said. The big man out of Serbia is an incredibly skilled offensive player and his ability to create for others, as a big man, played a big part in ... (more...)
Paul George teaming up with ESPN to document offseason decision Paul George teaming up with ESPN to document offseason decision
- June 26, 2018

Los Angeles is planning to recruit George after multiple reports have indicated that he is interested in potentially signing with the team. George wrapped up one season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after spending the first seven years of his career with the Indiana Pacers . (more...)
Uruguay Beats Russia's 10-Man Team 3-0 to Top Group A
- June 26, 2018

In the same group, is the dead-rubber game between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The CSKA Moscow midfielder picked up a hamstring injury in the opening 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia. The key to Iran securing qualification will be stopping Portugal captain and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo. "And in this World Cup, apart from the two you mentioned, behind those are others that have scored, like Maxi Gomez for example, we know as we improve our game we will offer opportunities to ... (more...)
Bjerregaard, Kaymer among 6 BMW International Open leaders Bjerregaard, Kaymer among 6 BMW International Open leaders
- June 26, 2018

Hend, a two-times victor on the European Tour , fashioned a stellar five-under-par 67 on the Gut Laerchenhof course in Pulheim.The Englishman carded a second straight 74 to fall 10 shots behind Hend. The two-time major victor birdied two of his last three holes to delight the local crowds and sign for a 71 that left him alongside countryman Maximilian Kieffer , Dane Lucas Bjerregaard , Australian Scott Hend and English pair Chris Paisley and Aaron Rai at five under. (more...)
FIFA says no evidence of doping among Russian soccer players FIFA says no evidence of doping among Russian soccer players
- June 26, 2018

Reiterating a statement it made last month, Federation Internationale de Football Association said "insufficient evidence was found to assert an anti-doping rule violation by any footballer". It said all tests results were negative and that Wada agreed with Fifa's decision to drop the cases. However, FIFA closed the case in May of this year, finding no evidence to substantiate the claims. (more...)
McLaren and Renault open to Daniel Ricciardo talks McLaren and Renault open to Daniel Ricciardo talks
- June 26, 2018

The suggestions of discussions with Ricciardo would hint at Alonso spending 2019 out of Formula One - there is mounting speculation he will join an IndyCar team next season - and the team looking for a big-name replacement for the Spaniard. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard called out by former Spur Bruce Bowen Kawhi Leonard called out by former Spur Bruce Bowen
- June 25, 2018

Buford was asked about a timeline for getting Leonard's situation resolved. Speaking on Sirius XM NBA Radio on Thursday night, Bowen said: "First, it was, 'Well I was misdiagnosed.' Look here: You got $18 million this year, and you think that they're trying to rush you?" Landing Kawhi Leonard would not be easy for the Cleveland Cavaliers , as the Spurs are reportedly asking a high price for the player they had no intention to trade, but they could have an advantage over at least ... (more...)
Javier Mascherano denies reports of mutiny in Argentina squad Javier Mascherano denies reports of mutiny in Argentina squad
- June 25, 2018

Argentina must win their final group game against Nigeria on Tuesday to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout stages, while Portugal need just a point against Iran on Monday to advance. Argentina are clinging to the hope their captain bails them out again. Mascherano made his 145th global appearance during the Croatia defeat, which left the 2014 runners-up with just one point so far having drawn with Iceland. (more...)

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