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Where it all went wrong for Germany at the World Cup Where it all went wrong for Germany at the World Cup
- June 29, 2018

With the South Koreans stunning the 2014 champions, Germany's exit paved the way for Mexico to advance to the second round, setting up a showdown with Brazil. The footballer wrote "Happy 20" and then followed it with the Brazilian and German flags. With the clock ticking down at Yekaterinburg Arena and the scoreboard at 3-0, it appeared Mexico were about to be sent unceremoniously home from Russian Federation. (more...)
France Star Feels Sorry For Lionel Messi France Star Feels Sorry For Lionel Messi
- June 29, 2018

Six Argentina players (Ever Banega, Gabriel Mercado, Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi , Marcos Acuna and Nicolas Otamendi) and three France players (Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and Corentin Tolisso) are one booking away from a one-match ban. (more...)
Professional football player Collin Martin comes out as gay during pride month
- June 29, 2018

The tweet was his first public announcement. He explained that he has been out to his family, friends and teammates for years but now felt confident to come out publicly. WNBA players faced opposition from within their own locker rooms when teams tried to mandate Pride t-shirts be worn during Pride Night. Rogers retired in 2017 after winning two MLS cups and 18 caps for the USA men's national team. (more...)
Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination
- June 29, 2018

Ozil was subsequently dropped against Mexico, before being reinstated in what was an insipid and uninspired performance against South Korea, leading to yet more criticism of a player who has seen his public approval in Germany drop significantly since meeting controversial Turkish president Recep Erdogan alongside his compatriot Ilkay Gundogan in May. (more...)
LeBron declines option, becomes free agent LeBron declines option, becomes free agent
- June 29, 2018

LeBron James has until late Friday night to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but rumors surrounding his free agency got stronger on Thursday after Stephen A. The Sixers still have the cap space to get James, but there really hasn't been much buzz the last few weeks about James having much interest there. (more...)
Steve Smith hits half century on return to cricket in Canada
- June 29, 2018

Australia have failed to win in any global format since the scandal, suffering a 5-0 whitewash defeat in the one-day worldwide series to England before losing the one-off T20 on Wednesday. 'I just think it all comes down to the mental part of the game and just putting so much into that Ashes back home it just took so much out of me'. "I had a bit of luck today, didn't feel as good as I have in the past but it's nice to score runs when you're not feeling good so hopefully there are positive ... (more...)
He stays! Fellaini announces new Man Utd contract He stays! Fellaini announces new Man Utd contract
- June 29, 2018

Sources have told ESPN FC that the Portuguese coach had asked United's hierarchy for assurances he would get a replacement if Fellaini made a decision to leave. Fellaini spent six seasons at Goodison Park but will eclipse that number and make United the most prominent club on his resume if he sees out the entirety of his new deal. (more...)
Germany coach Joachim Low ponders over future after defending champions' meek exit Germany coach Joachim Low ponders over future after defending champions' meek exit
- June 29, 2018

Italy faced that same fate after its 2006 World Cup win, as did the 2010 champion, Spain . "All I can say is thank you to our fans who always support us". This time we did not succeed. "We have to admit this is a defeat". South Korean social media were flooded by tens of thousands of messages from fans expressing joy and astonishment over a victory that had seemed utterly implausible before the match . (more...)
Wilder unification bout at risk as WBA tells Joshua to face Povetkin Wilder unification bout at risk as WBA tells Joshua to face Povetkin
- June 29, 2018

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has branded Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn "cowards". While previous reports suggested a deal between the two camps was almost done for a proposed unification bout in the United Kingdom this fall, a report by BBC .com suggests Joshua's most likely next opponent is now mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin . (more...)
Jays trade Pearce, cash considerations to Red Sox for prospect Espinal Jays trade Pearce, cash considerations to Red Sox for prospect Espinal
- June 29, 2018

The 35-year-old brings useful versatility to the Red Sox, as he's capable of playing multiple infield and outfield positions. The diminutive shortstop (he's listed at 5-foo-10 and 175-pounds, but is frequently referred to as "undersized") has had success this season in the Carolina League, slashing.314/.364/.478 with a surprising seven home. (more...)
Double Olympic champion Vogel seriously injured in training collision Double Olympic champion Vogel seriously injured in training collision
- June 29, 2018

The 27-year-old German, victor of 11 world titles, collided Tuesday with a male Dutch cyclist at full tilt on the Cottbus velodrome, the German cycling federation told AFP subsidiary SID. The Lausitzer Rundschau newspaper reported that it could be cancelled. She suffered severe injuries and was placed in an artificial coma for two days. (more...)
LeBron James: Kawhi Leonard trade to Lakers inspired by Cavs star - Wojnarowski LeBron James: Kawhi Leonard trade to Lakers inspired by Cavs star - Wojnarowski
- June 29, 2018

According to Sports Illustrated's Jake Fisher , the Spurs' top target in a potential Leonard trade is Celtics forward Jayson Tatum . The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly attempting to get a deal done for the two-time Defensive Player of the Year to make themselves as attractive a destination for James as possible. (more...)
Arsenal suffer major blow as Chelsea hijack move for midfielder Arsenal suffer major blow as Chelsea hijack move for midfielder
- June 29, 2018

The Blues, according to Goal , have beat off Juventus to his signature and the Italian giants are being forced to look elsewhere. One of the best performers in the FIFA World Cup in Russia has been Aleksandr Golovin who has controlled the Russian midfield brilliantly contributing both in attack and defence. (more...)
Steven Wright lands on the disabled list Steven Wright lands on the disabled list
- June 29, 2018

Wright was rocked for 10 runs last time out against the Mariners, boosting his ERA from 1.23 to 3.38, but he has still pitched really well overall this year. "The way the surgery is, when your knee is talking to you, you just have to listen". Losing Wright and Pomeranz leaves with the Red Sox with the Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez as the core of the rotation. (more...)
Impressive Murray wins first match since July Impressive Murray wins first match since July
- June 29, 2018

His 6-1 6-3 victory against Wawrinka, himself easing his way back to fitness after a double knee surgery, came in one-hour and 18 minutes in ideal conditions on a packed centre court. Dusan Lajovic also tasted success in Turkey, but fellow seed Robin Haase will have to return on Tuesday to finish his clash with Mikhail Youzhny - the pair tied at a set-all. (more...)
Sokratis Papastathopoulos set to undergo medicals with Arsenal Sokratis Papastathopoulos set to undergo medicals with Arsenal
- June 29, 2018

Ramsey and Arsenal have been in ongoing negotiations over a new four or five-year contract and it is understood that the most recent talks have been progressing positively and that the Wales midfielder is enthused by the prospect of working under Emery . (more...)
'Dream' win over Germany bittersweet for South Korea's Son 'Dream' win over Germany bittersweet for South Korea's Son
- June 29, 2018

We are sorry for not playing like world champions, and as painful as it is, we deserve to be out. World Cup holders Germany have crashed out of this year's tournament after losing 2-0 against South Korea in their final group game. Sweden also a stalemate, it did not matter as Low's men were through by virtue of their head-to-head record against the Swedes - a 2-1 win last Saturday courtesy of Toni Kroos' 95th minute victor. (more...)
South Korea exults after Germany win South Korea exults after Germany win
- June 29, 2018

And Loew, the 58-year-old who guided Germany to the world crown in Brazil four years ago, admitted he now needs time to decide whether his 12-year reign will continue - despite signing a new four-year contact in May. Later in stoppage time, Son Heung-min made it 2-0 with a back-breaking strike of his own. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination". The normally rock solid Neuer spilled a free kick in the first half but his counterpart, Jo Hyeon-woo, didn't put a foot wrong. (more...)
British media rejoice in German World Cup despair British media rejoice in German World Cup despair
- June 29, 2018

And Son Heung-min scored on a long cross from Ju Se-jong on an empty net. Unfortunately for South Korea, who had been given no hope following defeats to Mexico and Sweden , it was not enough to secure their passage to the last 16 for the first time since 2010. (more...)
Kawhi reaches out to LeBron about teaming up, but where?
- June 29, 2018

Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George has informed franchise officials that he will not be opting in for the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN . The Boston Celtics have made an offer for Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard , according to ESPN. If the Lakers are unable to pry Leonard from San Antonio , it could drastically alter their free agency this summer. (more...)

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