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by | June 21, 2018 | 00:41

Following their full-voiced support, the FIFA World Cup named Senegal as " fans of the day ". Senegal fans were also spotted on cleaning duty after they defeated Poland 2-1 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, the other game in Group H. In the World Cup, Japan became the first Asian team to win against a South American opponent by beating Colombia 2 to 1. A Japan-based football journalist, Scott McIntyre, told the BBC that cleaning up is "part of Japanese culture".

by | June 21, 2018 | 00:26

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to shoulder Portugal in the World Cup , scoring his 85th worldwide goal against Morocco that earned the three points and overtaking Hungarian legend Ference Puskas as the top European scorer for national teams .

by | June 20, 2018 | 02:15

If not - and it's most likely that Uruguay win - Egypt's match against Russian Federation will be enormous. It was one of those games in which both sets of defences came out on top. There had been worries ever since Salah injured his shoulder in the Champions League final, but it appears he has recovered in time . "I will be very happy for him if he plays in a dream match for him, the injury was a great shame and we all felt great solidarity for him", said the 71-year-old.

by | June 20, 2018 | 01:44

Our two-time players' of the year has enjoyed periods of excellence during his time at Stamford Bridge, but has struggled to match the productivity of attacking counterpart Eden Hazard. Willian can be a ideal fit at Old Trafford and one can expect the Red Devils to go all out for the Brazilian winger this summer. Maddison was looking to stay in the Midlands region where he grew up and hence chose to join the 2015/16 Premier League champions.

by | June 20, 2018 | 01:29

This was also the first time Germany had lost their opening World Cup fixture Germany since 1982, when they lost to Algeria. "They've always done things like that", 53-year-old fan Magdalena Martinez said Sunday of the partying Mexican players.

by | June 18, 2018 | 15:28

Ramos also ignored a penalty claim late in the second half when Gabriel Jesus was wrestled to the ground by Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji. They know a thing or twoo about starting off the World Cup well, beating Spain in their opener in 2010 before the Spanish went on to win the World Cup.

by | June 18, 2018 | 12:12

Germany's Mats Hummels reacts to the defeat against Mexico . We could have scored much earlier, " Osorio said. On Sunday, the attacking midfielder offered only token resistance during the build-up to Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute goal as the Mexicans tore through Germany's midfield.

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:31

Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Saudi Arabia on June 14, but many neutral fans will already have an eye on the world-class talent on offer in some of the other groups. They finished as quarter-finalists in2014. The absence of any of the really big names in theory means Group H could be the most open of all in Russian Federation, although both Poland and Colombia might have something to say about that.

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:31

The MRI was done after Porter suffered hip spasms and his pro day workout had to be cancelled. Porter's camp appears to feel comfortable with his stock. Porter missed nearly all of Missouri's 2017-18 basketball season after undergoing back surgery after the Tigers played just a couple games. In a rare occurrence, the invitations to the National Basketball Association draft green room possibly will not include a non-collegiate player, league sources told ESPN.

by | June 17, 2018 | 17:51

None other than Lionel Messi stepped up, but he was denied by Hannes Halldorsson who saved what is becoming a characteristically tame effort from the penalty spot for the Argentine, as he has now missed four of his last seven penalties for Barcelona and Argentina combined.

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:43

Nigeria's starting XI to play against Croatia in their World Cup opener on June 16 is set, according to head coach Gernot Rohr, though he says he will play his cards close to his chest until the last minute. "It will be a hard game, a game of tactics", the Eagles captain predicted. "We have to know what is waiting us and this was a good test for that".

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:35

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper says he's optimistic about Mohamed Salah being fit to play at this month's World Cup in Russian Federation. Egypt coach Hector Cuper said that star striker Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and will nearly certainly play against Uruguay in the sides' World Cup opener on Friday (June 14).

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:05

Wafadar, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman took a wicket apiece, while Dinesh Karthik was run out. The hosts gave no quarter to the Afghan bowlers, however, reaching 264 for one when rain stopped play for the second time in the final session.

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:04

The forward, 27, said he wanted to clarify his future before France's World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday. Griezmann was impressive for Atletico in the last season, registering 25 goals, which included two in the Europa League final against Marseille.

by | June 15, 2018 | 11:49

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been handed a daunting start to life in the Premier League as he begins with back-to-back matches against Manchester City and Chelsea. Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham replace Swansea, Stoke and West Brom in the top flight. And 2019 faces an explosive start with Liverpool due to travel to the Etihad for what promises to be another key game in the battle for the title next season.

by | June 15, 2018 | 06:41

The 2018 World Cup which is the 21st edition will be played in 12 stadiums, across 11 cities , spread over 1,800 miles. Half an hour in the closing half both teams made replacements with Saudi Arabia switching Abdullah Otayf for Fahad Almuwallad and Russian Federation replaced Alexander Samedov with Daler Kuziaev.

by | June 13, 2018 | 05:56

Ashley Young said he had no concerns over his family coming to Russian Federation, amid worries over racism after defender Danny Rose announced he had told his family not to travel to the tournament. England will be staying at the ForRest Mix Club in Repino, 19 miles from St Petersburg, with their training base a few miles away in the village of Zelenogorsk.

by | June 13, 2018 | 04:32

According to NBA.com , the parade will not conclude with a rally as they have done in previous years. Stephen Curry held court from a double-decker bus, neither JaVale McGee nor Jordan Bell could keep their shirts on, and the mayor of Oakland was on hand to take part in the festivities, along with thousands of fans on the streets of The Town.

by | June 10, 2018 | 15:01

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford admits to favouring Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi over Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo , with the Argentine considered to be "the greatest ever". "I've yet to understand how the Ballon D'or works", said Marcelo . The full-back has also rubbished suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo could look to block the move and insists that there is no reason why Ronaldo and Neymar could not be at the club together.

by | June 10, 2018 | 14:16

To finish it off with a sweep feels so good". He did not address his contract situation after being swept by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals . Though Durant rightfully earned MVP, Stephan Curry led Friday night's game against the Cavs scoring 37 points. Another route the Heat could take is clearing 55-60 million off it's cap space to sign James.

by | June 10, 2018 | 13:57

It could be just a minor hitch but rumours are circulating it could be due to the player's injury record, with Fekir suffering a serious knee injury three years ago. "He's in the middle of negotiations and I think it's done", he said. Fekir is due to fly to Russian Federation with France's World Cup squad after their game against the U.S.

by | June 10, 2018 | 13:27

After struggling in his quarterfinal against Diego Schwartzman , Nadal is approaching his best form ahead of the final and hopes are high that the Spanish star will emerge victorious. "For that, I'm going to practice tomorrow with this idea in mind". Ominously, perhaps, for Thiem, Nadal said: "I have to improve a little bit". However, it was Del Potro who was in the ascendancy in the rallies in the first set.

by | June 10, 2018 | 10:14

Halep came back from a set down to beat Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to end her poor run in Grand Slam tournaments and justify her status as world number one. The 26-year old is clearly a popular figure on the women's tour, and a host of names took to social media to congratulate her on her success, including Britain's shining light Johanna Konta.

by | June 10, 2018 | 07:23

Sunday Silence was voted American Horse of the Year in 1989 despite losing to rival Easy Goer at Belmont. Smith has managed to outlast the majority of his competitors, and remains one of the top jockeys despite being much older than most of the other jockeys.

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:42

The reigning Ballon d'Or victor claimed he will be talking about his future in the days to come, but is yet to reaffirm the club's fans that he is staying in Spain for another year. The Portuguese superstar claimed the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career in 2017, but it is expected that he will one day pass the title of best player in the world to a man who has finished third in the voting on two previous occasions.

by | June 08, 2018 | 15:46

The hopes of English football fans that their team will play at a brisk tempo at this year's World Cup may well rest with manager Gareth Southgate's team selection, but he could no worse than enlist Terrier Brass to keep the pace up when the going gets tough against Tunisia , Panama and Belgium in the next few weeks.

by | June 08, 2018 | 15:42

All signs suggest Liverpool are on the brink of their third signing this summer, but it's hard to envision the move becoming official as long as Lyon say nothing is set in stone. An official club statement published on Twitter has denied the rumours, claiming the information of Fekir's transfer is false. Liverpool fans can be encouraged somewhat, however, by the fact that Lyon have done exactly this before.

by | June 08, 2018 | 15:32

The referees let the goal stand after reviewing the play. Reilly Smith had a goal and an assist, and Nate Schmidt and David Perron also scored for the Golden Knights. Collins, an Avalon School graduate, said he planned to watch Game 5 in the District of Columbia. But this year was supposed to be a step-back season and the third consecutive division title was a bit of a surprise.

by | June 07, 2018 | 15:27

The 25-year-old Argentine possesses a stinging forehand and used it aggressively to rock Nadal on Wednesday. Nadal returned with his famed forehand finally firing on all cylinders, earning back-to-back breaks to move within a hold of the set.

by | June 07, 2018 | 14:40

And the last time they faced off, Stephens won 6-3, 6-0 over her rattled younger opponent to win the US Open. "I never gave up". "I think it would be odd for me not to include someone that I have competed against for so many years", said the 31-year-old.

by | June 07, 2018 | 12:51

And previous year, the Warriors trailed by six with 3:09 left before storming back to win 118-113 in Game 3. Last June, after losing Game 3, Cleveland bounced back to win Game 4 in convincing fashion, 137-116. He seems to enjoy getting everyone involved in the game. "He probably took that loss as hard as anybody on the team", Cavs star LeBron James said Saturday.

by | June 07, 2018 | 12:17

Curry and his fellow Splash Bro, Klay Thompson , are now tied for the most three-pointers made in a single postseason at 98, a record that will likely stand for a very long time (unless one of the two breaks it themselves). Thompson was't much better, posting 10 points, four rebounds and two assists. More of the same. James is averaging an awesome 40.0 points, 10.5 assists, and 8.5 rebounds on 55.8 percent shooting from the field and 45.4 percent shooting from long range.

by | June 06, 2018 | 03:31

Croatian midfielder, Luka Modric, has told Brazilian ace, Neymar, that Real Madrid players are "waiting for him" to move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. Real president Florentino Perez has admitted his side tried to sign Neymar before he joined Barca in 2013 and has reiterated his desire to bring the Brazilian to the Spanish capital.

by | June 06, 2018 | 03:29

However, he is not the only unhappy player who has been left out this summer with a host of fellow Premier League stars being omitted by their countries. "There are certainly easier days in the life of a national team head coach than they day where I have to send four payers home". The 'keeper said his careful reintroduction had been a deliberate ploy - he didn't play a single match for Bayern before joining up with the national squad.

by | June 06, 2018 | 03:28

Cecchinato is the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 1978 after his thrilling 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 7-6 (13/11) victory over the 12-time major champion. The unseeded Cecchinato, who broke down in tears after the match, next faces Austrian Dominic Thiem for a place in Sunday's final. The 12-time Grand Slam champion smashed his racket into the ground on three occasions after he missed a simple forehand, drawing boos from the crowd.

by | June 06, 2018 | 02:36

Ray Allen had set the previous record with the Boston Celtics in 2010. "He was tremendous", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said . You know he's gonna hit some shots. "Tough shot taker, tough shot maker", said Warriors forward Draymond Green . "It was like dagger after dagger". This is the last team in the world you want to relax against.

by | June 04, 2018 | 11:37

He went further and said that president Jean-Michel Aulas want to wait until after the World Cup finals, which might increase the fee they can charge Liverpool . " Liverpool's interest exists, but for the moment nothing is done and other clubs could come in". Liverpool have already completed one major signing this summer, with Fabinho announced a week ago as having signed for the Reds while Naby Keïta is also set to join the club on July 1st.

by | June 04, 2018 | 10:43

Despite missing Irving and Hayward, the Celtics won 55 games, three more than last season, and came within one victory of reaching the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010. "We're not going to do something unless it makes us better". Of course, that notion always was absolute lunacy, and periodically throughout the spring it was apparent that maybe the Celtics would actually benefit from having Irving and Hayward on their roster next season.

by | June 04, 2018 | 09:33

Of course, this came after James had 51 points in the gut-punch Game 1 loss when George Hill missed a potential game-winning free throw and Smith forgot what the score was. The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season as the league's 29th worse defensive, giving up over 109 points per 100 possessions. Thompson was asked if he felt "helpless" when forced to guard Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the perimeter and didn't take kindly to that question, immediately searching for his ...

by | June 02, 2018 | 07:58

Asked about that possibility ahead of his country's World Cup 2018 warm-up friendly against Austria on Saturday, the 58-year-old said he had no interest at all in the job and was exclusively focused on preparing for his side's defence of their World Cup trophy in Russian Federation over the coming weeks.