by | July 09, 2018 | 04:51

Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday, when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

by | July 06, 2018 | 03:27

In total, the eight-time champion lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including with a forehand victor to close out the match. It was a rare occurrence at a tournament where women's matches have accounted for just 39 percent of the matches on the feature courts the past 25 years.

by | July 06, 2018 | 02:36

So often the man to save Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't work his magic on Saturday against Uruguay, as they bowed out of the tournament. The World Cup hosts' penalty shootout victory over Spain on Sunday prompted extraordinary scenes of street celebration in Moscow.

by | July 06, 2018 | 00:55

Most would think that Miocic would be disheartened to hear of James' departure from Cleveland. This is especially true considering that James agreed to a multi-year deal, which is something he was not willing to do with Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers .

by | July 04, 2018 | 07:49

Given Alexis Sanchzez's competitive nature, he will be raging that he's not taking part in the World Cup . "I have more experience, definitely", the victor of the 2015 PFA Player of the Year Award said. That was the first major tournament for many of us, knockout matches have a lot to do with experience and can be complicated. "We gave European clubs a message today that they should bring more Japanese players and I hope that after this World Cup that's what will happen".

by | July 04, 2018 | 07:39

Edinson will be able to play in the quarterfinals of the 2018 world Cup with France on Friday, July 6, is not specified. Cavani has scored 45 goals for Uruguay , 12 of which have been assisted by Suarez. The victor of this quarter final will face the victor between Brazil and Belgium. "There is a tournament in September and we hope Cristiano will be with us to help the players grow".

by | July 03, 2018 | 02:24

James and the Cavaliers have been beaten in three out of four NBA Finals against the Warriors since 2015. With the announcement of LeBron James' decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and head for Los Angeles with a four-year, $154 million contract in tow, the betting lines have changed seismically in Las Vegas.

by | July 03, 2018 | 02:19

Neymar , whose foul exaggerations were a point of pre-match talk from Mexico captain Andres Guardado, then drew the ire of the El Tri fans in the crowd of 41,970 by rolling theatrically on the ground after Miguel Layun stepped on his ankle in the 73rd minute.

by | July 03, 2018 | 02:17

According to Joe Vardon of, LeBron James will opt out of his Cleveland Cavaliers contract and thus will become an unrestricted free agent. That's due in part to the simple fact that Paul also has other clients that will be in the free agent market. The Los Angeles Lakers may have LeBron James now, but they're still not the betting favorites to win an National Basketball Association title in 2019.

by | July 03, 2018 | 02:12

The Los Angeles Lakers won a grand total of 35 games last season in the NBA's always-tough Western Conference, but guess who just became one of the oddsmakers' favourites to win it all next season? His agency Klutch Sports Group announced the move in a release on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the NBA's free agency market opened.

by | July 03, 2018 | 01:57

Yet England's extensive preparations, which have been formally ongoing since March and have been a daily feature of their sessions at their Zelenogorsk base camp, have left him full of belief that he should be on Gareth Southgate's list of takers.

by | July 03, 2018 | 00:46

They were likely as surprised as anyone else when they stunned Colombia 2-1 in their Group H opener. Japan's team players attend an official training of Japan on the eve of the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018.

by | July 01, 2018 | 15:32

Coming into the World Cup after sensationally winning Euro 2016, Portugal were filled with hope for a successful tournament, and with Ronaldo in top form after the first two games, all things pointed towards a deep run in Russian Federation for the Selecao .

by | July 01, 2018 | 14:12

Wojnarowski further reports that Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks are "prepared to partner together". Jordan opted out of his contract with the Clippers this week. He's also average 10.7 rebounds over his career, including at least 13 a game the past five seasons. Jordan even showed improvement as a free throw shooter last season with a career-high 58 percent success rate.

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:42

While Real Madrid's Ronaldo will also be bitterly disappointed to be heading home earlier than planned from Russian Federation, he at least has the consolation of having won his country's first ever European Championship, two years ago in France .

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:25

Germany's failure to make the round of 16 came as Mexico went down to eventual Group F leaders Sweden, who smashed the Central Americans 3-0 in Yekaterinburg. Koreans in their rare attacks was more risky than the world Cup. Saudi Arabia took third place in Group A behind Uruguay and Russian Federation with one win and two losses, while Iran were No.

by | June 30, 2018 | 18:33

The result means that England will now face Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday with kick-off at 7pm. England made eight changes to the team who crushed Panama 6-1 but the uninspiring performance against Belgium highlighted that their options on the bench are not as rich as believed.

by | June 30, 2018 | 17:18

Reigning world champions Germany were dumped out during the group stages after a horror showing in Russian Federation. But a 2-0 defeat to South Korea in the third group game sealed their fate and sees them heading home early. "But now we are at a World Cup , it's a new cycle, a new format", said coach Tite in an attempt to keep feet on the ground. Mourinho has been working as an exclusive pundit for RT during the World Cup in Russian Federation, and gave insights into how he has ...

by | June 30, 2018 | 16:53

Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi underlined his importance to Argentina with a sublime opening goal against Nigeria on Tuesday. They upped their game substantially for their final match against Nigeria, changing their shape and finally being able to get a big performance from the talismanic Lionel Messi to edge out their qualification rivals 2-1; thus qualifying for the last 16, and sparking wild celebrations in the Argentina camp.

by | June 30, 2018 | 16:47

Uruguay, meanwhile, go into the knockout stages aiming to win their third World Cup , and first since 1950, in Russian Federation. It has been like that for the whole of 2018. Meanwhile, three of Portugal's last four goals have come from outside the box. Ronaldo began the tournament in spectacular fashion, with his stunning free kick completing a hat trick and snatching a 3-3 draw against Spain at Fisht Stadium.

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:59

In Germany's second game of the World Cup against Sweden , Toni Kroos mistake led to Ola Toivonen's opening goal but Kroos had the last laugh when he whipped home a brilliant injury-time victor. That means the two games he featured in ended in losses, with Germany failing to score when he was on the pitch. "They are a strong rival that beat Germany and Korea and qualified at the expense of Germany ".

by | June 28, 2018 | 15:45

The Manchester City defender had not scored for his country before the game, but he was disappointed to see Panama score a late consolation goal to deny Stones and the rest of the England defenders a clean sheet. The second half was better from Panama's point of view, though it had the air of a training game as England toyed with their opponents before Kane wrote his name into the history books by sealing his hat-trick.

by | June 28, 2018 | 13:57

Hamilton beat teammate Valtteri Bottas to the fastest time at Paul Ricard on Saturday by 0.118s as title rival Sebastian Vettel took third, 0.371s off the pace. "It would have been nice if it had continued raining all day but unfortunately it dried up just in time for the session", added the 20-year-old, referring to the washed out earlier practice.

by | June 28, 2018 | 13:41

When the England squad got out of bed today they had no idea if they will be playing Japan, Senegal or Colombia next week, but they will know their potential opponents when they kick-off in Kaliningrad at 7pm (UK time). Kane, 24, is current the top scorer at the World Cup with five, one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku . Gareth Southgate is considering his team selection for the game in Kaliningrad on Thursday, when the section will be claimed, and is expected to make a ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 10:08

The Barcelona midfielder got there first before goalkeeper Stojkovi? for a simple poke on the ball for the opener. Playing hours after holders Germany suffered their shock exit after a 2-0 defeat by South Korea, Brazil were desperate to stamp their authority on a tournament where World Cup pedigree has counted for so little.

by | June 26, 2018 | 21:02

The Czech's numbers speak for themselves - after extending her Birmingham win streak to nine matches in a row, she's through to her fifth final of the season. "Then again, she had a break up and I was still fighting and still believing I can win it and I won that one". "She's such a tricky player and she's amazingly talented".

by | June 26, 2018 | 20:42

There's a slim chance that Denmark could be sent home if they lose this game, and Australia has a higher goal differential (they're now down by two goals). With first place in Group C at stake, this should be an exciting game to watch. Age Hareide's side are looking to reach the latter stages at a World Cup for the first time since 2002.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:27

But the only thing that really bothers me is where are the white athletes when this is happening? He beat out finalists Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Jayson Tatum of Boston. Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference. "They've seen some injustice in the streets or wherever it might be, it might be nearly anywhere, and they're stepping up".

by | June 25, 2018 | 06:04

After the goal, Japan coach Akira Nishino immediately pointed to Honda and six minutes later the recently installed manger was clenching his fist. A poor headed clearance landed right at Youssouf Sabaly's feet and although goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima managed to parry the defender's stinging shot from the left, the ball rebounded into the net off Mane's knee.

by | June 25, 2018 | 04:24

Influential defender Glik missed Poland's opening match against Senegal due to a shoulder injury. Poland started the second half a much better side and nearly levelled matters on the hour mark when Robert Lewandowski showed great skill inside the box to bring a lofted cross under control before seeing his shot from 14 yards well-stopped by the Colombian keeper.

by | June 25, 2018 | 04:21

England's forward Harry Kane (2ndR) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's sixth goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018.

by | June 25, 2018 | 03:52

Lucky that I played a great tie-break again, and third set was another great set". But crucially, Cilic saved a match point at 4-5 in the second set, with a thunderous service victor setting the stage for a thrilling tie-break. But it was the double fault midway through the match which Djokovic feels cost him so dearly. While Kyrgios will be frustrated, his level during the week augurs well for his Wimbledon prospects.

by | June 23, 2018 | 14:47

But I liked the way we reacted as a team". Lukaku scored twice in the victory, but Belgium looked laboured until Dries Mertens broke the deadlock with a stunning volley out of nowhere early in the second half. "We spoke at half-time and said that we need to keep playing". Narrowly qualifying for a first finals under Colombian coach Hernan Dario Gomez, Panama were thumped 6-0 by Switzerland in their pre-tournament build-up while Belgium disposed of much more fancied Central Americans ...

by | June 23, 2018 | 13:52

I didn't even see it. Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, is a Brazil native and die-hard supporter of the nation's global soccer team. Tite said that Neymar, who endured a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a metatarsal injury before the World Cup , is still regaining form and full fitness as Brazil's Group E campaign unfolds.

by | June 23, 2018 | 13:26

He scored both goals in Nigeria's group-stage 3-2 defeat by Argentina in Porto Alegre, Brazil, four years ago and is relishing the chance to do it again. The Super Eagles started their campaign in a disappointing fashion with a 2-0 defeat against Croatia but the win will give them a major boost as they aim qualification to the knockout rounds.

by | June 23, 2018 | 12:04

Over in the RTe studios, Liam Brady was sitting back and watching it all unfold. The attacking midfielder - incorrectly spelled as "Ali" on assistant Holland's note - was the only absentee from training on Thursday, when Southgate took the session despite the discomfort of a dislocated shoulder.

by | June 23, 2018 | 04:30

Xhaka was born to Kosovan-Albanian parents and has a brother, Taulant, who represents the national team. After holding off Brazil in their opening contest, Switzerland will be eager to pick up their first win at the expense of Serbia .

by | June 21, 2018 | 02:30

Knowing Leonard won't re-sign with them in 2019 makes it hard for any other team to give up anything of value for Leonard. The organization can still hold onto him until July 1, 2019, but waiting only limits the time frame to trade their would-be face of the franchise.

by | June 21, 2018 | 01:08

The Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed al-Owais attempted to claim an inswinging corner but got nowhere near the ball, allowing the striker to tap home. That puts them in a must-win situation against Uruguay , favourites in Group A. The 71-year-old Tabarez is the oldest coach at the tournament and also led Uruguay to the World Cup semifinals in 2010. Time will tell whether that 5-0 by Russian Federation is evidence of Ruskie excellence or Saudi hopelessness but either way, I would be absolutely ...

by | June 21, 2018 | 01:02

The Hornets will be Mozgov's sixth National Basketball Association team in seven seasons. Mozgov has two years, $32.7 million left on his contract. The 31-year-old averaged 11.6 minutes, 4.2 points, and 3.2 rebounds per game. The Nets will receive Charlotte's 45th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and its 2021 second-round pick, per Wojnarowski . Dwight Howard's name can't be mentioned without hearing some snickers.