by | July 04, 2018 | 01:01

That's just so pathetic, and given that the World Cup is an advert of sorts for the handsome game, it should be called out. "We spoke about the possibility of coming up against Brazil a few months ago, and here we are", he said . Belgium became the first side to win a World Cup knockout game from two goals down since 1970, making the loss all the more gut-wrenching for Japan and their supporters.

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:13

Willian of Brazil is challenged by Hector Herrera of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia . Following that, they lost to Germany (1998), United States (2002), Argentina (2006 and 2010), Netherlands (2014) and this time to Brazil . World Cup action continues today as England take on Colombia for a place in the quarter-finals against Sweden or Switzerland.

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:12

There were no shortage of sombreros in the crowd as Mexican fans decked out the stadium with oversize straw hats and wrestling masks, while Brazilian fans were equally zealous in their fashion choices, featuring headbands in blue, yellow and green with many fans also displaying their country's flag in face paint.

by | July 02, 2018 | 09:34

In the end he needed only four after Akinfeev's heroics completed one of the all-time great World Cup backs-to-the-wall performances and sent Russian Federation into the quarter-finals. Saving two penalties in the shoot-out guaranteed that goalkeeper Akinfeev would be named man of the match but he had already thwarted Spain with several fine saves in regular and extra time.

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:59

After beating Germany , 1-0, and South Korea , 2-1, Mexico appeared to be cruising in Russian Federation, but it still faced the possibility of exiting if it lost to Sweden and Germany beat South Korea . After failing to fire in their opening match in Russian Federation, a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, Brazil appear to be finding their normal fluency with each match as they go in search of a sixth World Cup .

by | July 02, 2018 | 07:59

The Lakers had a large amount of cap space to work with.'s projections had the Lakers as a 29-win team before the signing was announced . He previously played in Los Angeles with the Clippers in 2015-16. Check out our poll below and let us know what you think. His initial reaction to the move was extremely positive.

by | July 02, 2018 | 05:32

Then there is Kawhi Leonard - the Sixers believe they are seriously in the mix to land him. As if getting through one another won't be tough enough, James is now coming to join the party. Medium Large is looking to add motivated individuals with big dreams and a big appetite for success to our direct sales team based in Los Angeles or Orange County.

by | July 02, 2018 | 04:01

The five-time All-Star had his most efficient season in Cleveland, averaging 17.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists while shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and 41.5 percent from beyond the arc in 28 minutes a night, his lowest over the last four years.

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:13

While there was a ton of speculation about George heading home to play for the Los Angeles Lakers , Magic Johnson and company dodged a bullet by not bringing PG to LA. The Thunder's current salary for next season stands at $156 million, which is $32 million over the tax line. Oklahoma City could face the largest tax bill in National Basketball Association history, according to ESPN .

by | July 01, 2018 | 08:43

Landing Kawhi would likely cause a ripple effect and possibly result in landing LeBron James . For now, the urgency of the Lakers' free-agent push for LeBron James and Paul George on Sunday places a clock on talks with the Spurs. George hasn't been a good fit alongside Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. "I believe the Lakers have the inside track for getting LeBron". Absent the Celtics' willingness to move key young pieces or the Spurs deciding to accept less than what a Leonard ...

by | July 01, 2018 | 08:10

Nonetheless, the 31-year-old Barcelona striker says he is committed to his side's cause and isn't anxious about external factors. "We played a game yesterday [a 0-0 draw against Denmark], since then I have not checked", he said. This is a fantastic group to work with. Ronaldo and Messi are both representing their respective countries at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, in which the Portuguese has scored four goals so far, while the Argentine has hit the back of the net just ...

by | July 01, 2018 | 07:31

South Korea did the almost unthinkable at the FIFA World Cup here on Wednesday, blanking defending champions Germany 2-0 to close out Group F action behind yet another stellar performance from goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo. The curse of the World Cup winners continues. "I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination". The 2-0 correct score was matched at a huge [240.0] on the Exchange, with South Korea trading at a high of [25.0] in the match odds market.

by | June 30, 2018 | 15:38

I went to two of their games in Brazil - they were incredible occasions. Kane, despite his desire to play, is said to have respected the manager's decision and reasoning for it. Southgate will, of course, insist that he was not thinking about who England might meet in the last eight. Pekerman's side were largely second best for much of their match against Senegal and had to play 60 minutes without talisman James Rodriguez, who was substituted in the first half with an injury.

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:43

Whereas, England will need to overcome Colombia , Switzerland and Croatia before Harry Kane gets the famous trophy in his hands. Wins over Australia and Peru were functional rather than fluid, whereas the 0-0 draw between Les Bleus and Denmark will be a contender for the worst game of the tournament.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:40

Clubless William Carvalho could miss the game for Portugal , having been absent from training in the build-up with a minor injury, but Gelson Martins and Raphael Guerreiro are fit to start. 1 contender for Russian Federation 2018's most belligerent game. While Uruguay can match the reigning European champion technically and tactically, Portugal's apparent physical and mental advantages should help it prevail over the dogged South Americans.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:37

The first holders not to win a match in the next World Cup also failed to score a goal during a disastrous campaign in Japan and South Korea . The number in the upper right corner a reflection of the team's meek capitulation against a South Korean team in a match that should've been a routine Germany win: 0-2.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:12

Two-time winners Argentina endured a helter-skelter group stage which saw talisman Messi misfire in the opening game draw against Iceland - in which he missed a penalty - before the Barcelona man was largely anonymous in the 3-0 thrashing by Croatia.

by | June 30, 2018 | 09:31

No. 3 Atlanta Hawks: Luka Doncic, Slovenia The Hawks have three first-round picks. Still, while the Mavs are well aware that Doncic was arguably the best player in this year's NBA Draft , making the transition from European basketball to the NBA is not always an easy proposition.

by | June 28, 2018 | 08:00

Holmes, and Brian Harman are tied for 3rd at 11 under. "My putting is right on point where it needs to be but I just have to get my alignment back on my full swing", Spieth said. The 55-year-old Mexican golfer won the most recent of his four PGA Tour Champions titles in 2016. The Englishman has finished in the top 20 in eight of his last nine tournaments.

by | June 28, 2018 | 06:57

Serena Williams will be seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon for this year's Grand Slam event in London, it was announced Wednesday. The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list but can make a change if deemed "necessary to produce a balanced draw".

by | June 28, 2018 | 06:25

However, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne previously reported the Lakers felt rebuffed after their initial conversation with the Spurs . If the San Antonio Spurs get serious about trading Kawhi Leonard , the Celtics , according to multiple league sources, would like to be involved.

by | June 28, 2018 | 05:59

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late victor to come from behind and beat Sweden 2-1 on Day 10 of the World Cup after the defending champions were reduced to 10 men. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook looked on from the stands in the Rostov Arena as part of their three-day visit to Russian Federation, but a second consecutive 1-0 defeat leaves the 2002 semifinalists them on the brink of an early exit from the tournament.

by | June 28, 2018 | 05:42

A Seleção dictated the pace of this game for large parts, although it should also be acknowledged that they were under major pressure when Thiago Silva popped up to head home that decisive second goal. Philippe Coutinho skips out of the tackle from Nemanja Matic during Brazil's 2-0 win over Serbia . "We don't live by expectation, we live by reality", Brazil coach Tite said when asked how he felt about his team now being tournament favourites.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:56

The South Americans are on the verge of a group-stage exit in Russian Federation after a shock 1-1 draw with Iceland and a thumping 3-0 defeat to Croatia. Former Argentina global Pablo Zabaleta is concerned by how "stressed and unhappy" Lionel Messi has appeared at the 2018 World Cup . His body language was completely the opposite before the Croatia game on Thursday.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:49

The draft is only a few minutes from getting underway and there could be a little more clarity once it's over. Wagner played in the youth system of German pro team ALBA Berlin before MI coach John Beilein traveled to Europe on a one-day recruiting trip and persuaded him to head for Ann Arbor.

by | June 26, 2018 | 15:01

El Hadary beat the previous age record, held by Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and three days old when he appeared at the World Cup in 2014. A minute later, he parried away a goal-bound header from Muhannad Asiri. El Hadary, who is 45 years and 161 days old, is at his first World Cup for the Pharaohs and won his 157th cap.

by | June 26, 2018 | 14:43

He is the first Rocket to lead the National Basketball Association in points per game in a season, and the second player in franchise history to average 30-plus in a season ( Moses Malone - 31.1 in 1981-82). Utah ranked second in the National Basketball Association in defensive rating and Gobert ranked fourth in total blocks despite playing 56 games, which where were the fewest by a Defensive Player of the Year victor in a non-lockout season, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

by | June 26, 2018 | 14:04

The Pharaohs went out of the tournament with a whimper as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia, meaning they leave Russian Federation without a point from their three group games. Egypt's goalkeeper Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history when he lines up for Egypt against Saudi Arabia . After the Saudis scored their injury-time victor on Monday, Salah pulled his jersey up over his face.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:14

Meanwhile, Diego Maradona has requested a meeting with Argentina's players in an attempt to inspire the struggling squad ahead of their crucial final World Cup group game against Nigeria. "It's the same here, optimism is in our genes", Hallgrimsson told a news conference on Monday. In their hour of need, Argentina need Messi's best once more.

by | June 25, 2018 | 01:40

I just happened to play a little bit better that week. After a handsome approach into the hard par-4 18th hole, Fleetwood gave himself about an eight footer to break the U.S. Open with an 81, and he provided the snapshot of a day that was entertaining for reasons the USGA didn't imagine. I feel for the USGA because I don't think that was their overall intent from the very beginning.

by | June 25, 2018 | 00:07

Fans are now dreaming of World Cup glory, proclaiming the trophy is coming home, after England thrashed Panama 6-1 to book their place in the last-16 of the competition. Manchester United star Jesse Lingard started and scored for England in their second match in the World Cup which came against the physical Panama .

by | June 23, 2018 | 10:48

Iceland's players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their Soccer World Cup match against Nigeria , as long as it's with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday. Iceland were pressuring Nigeria towards the 65th minute as they went in search for an equaliser, but they lacked quality in the final third. Ahmed Musa scored both goals for the Super Eagles , as they claimed their first win at the tournament in Russian Federation.

by | June 23, 2018 | 08:23

Iceland had its chances in the first half, dominating play but failing to convert its free kicks and long passes into a goal. The Super Eagles are now second in Group D and their concluding group match against two-time champions Argentina will be billed as a winner-takes-all tie.

by | June 23, 2018 | 06:49

Gareth Southgate's side beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game but missed a series of first-half chances and needed a stoppage-time victor from captain Harry Kane to secure the three points. He said: 'Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it's a disadvantage to us. "They're the only words that really matter to us at this moment in time".

by | June 23, 2018 | 05:41

Scoring his first in World Cup 2018, Suarez became the first Uruguayan player to net in three different editions of World Cup. Saudi Arabia deserves some credit for battling hard with Uruguay before settling for a 1-0 loss in its second match.

by | June 23, 2018 | 04:28

Although the win puts Switzerland in pole position to make it out of a tough group containing five-times winners Brazil, Petkovic was unimpressed with his players' celebrations. Coincidentally, Xherdan Shaqiri went on to score a late victor for Switzerland , who move level on points with Brazil at the top of Group E, in the 2-1 triumph.

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:33

Brazil, like Argentina, were held to a goal-apiece draw by the Swiss at Rostov-on-Don on Sunday, a result that would've frustrated their boss Tite given how fancied they were coming into the tournament. The day begins in St. Petersburg in a match between Brazil and Costa Rica. Group D is shaping up nicely, with Croatia and Nigeria controlling their own destiny.

by | June 22, 2018 | 18:28

The Swiss team gave a mocking match the Brazilians in the first round of the group stage of the 2018 world Cup . I suppose we will only know the answer to that question when the next couple of matches are played in that Group and I do think all eyes will be on Switzerland to see just how they get on in those matches for sure! Neymar had already practiced separately from his teammates on Monday.

by | June 22, 2018 | 16:07

A source told Sky Sports News earlier this week that Sarri's representative is in London to finalise a deal for him to take over at Stamford Bridge. "At Napoli , we enjoyed it so much and the supporters enjoyed it so much, too. At Chelsea I think it will be the same". Golovin has been with CSKA his entire professional career after progressing through their youth ranks and has developed in to one of the best players in Russian football since breaking in to the first team set-up three ...

by | June 21, 2018 | 21:00

Coach Didier Deschamps acknowledged on the eve of the match that France had lacked dynamism in attack in their first game against Australia, where they laboured to a 2-1 victory. - Kylian Mbappe has been directly involved in eight goals in his last nine games for France (4 goals, 4 assists). The 19-year-old Mbappe tapped in after Olivier Giroud's shot looped over goalkeeper Pedro Gallese when it took a deflection off a defender in the 34th minute of a high-intensity opening half.