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Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling
- July 18, 2018

Trump was excoriated on both sides of the aisle Monday for his remarks after his private talk with Putin in which he challenged the conclusion of USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election. (more...)
Croatia showed that small nations can dream, says coach Dalic Croatia showed that small nations can dream, says coach Dalic
- July 16, 2018

We've had incredible games, stupidly amusing moments and some of the best punditry and commentary in years. Emmanuel Macron, elected a year ago with two-thirds of the vote, was captured celebrating in this spectacular picture as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second title. (more...)
Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2018 semi-final Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2018 semi-final
- July 14, 2018

It's unclear at this stage if Djokovic and Nadal will even get on court, with Isner and Anderson showing no signs of finishing any time soon and locked at 21-21 in the fifth set at the time of writing. Open title appeared to slip away. The following year, Nadal downed the Serb, who was World No 1 at the time , 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7 in the semi-finals in Paris, this time in four hours and 37 minutes. (more...)
Djokovic tops Air K to reach semifinals Djokovic tops Air K to reach semifinals
- July 14, 2018

Open, beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2. Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 23 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday and then predicted a "war" with Novak Djokovic to get to the last four. Nishikori still would not fade and he forced Djokovic to go long for an early break in the fourth, but that advantage was swiftly cancelled out following another fine rally. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams Says 'It's Crazy' After Entering 10th Final Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams Says 'It's Crazy' After Entering 10th Final
- July 13, 2018

She kicks her little feet really hard. Even after all of that, even after more than a year away from the game, even in only the fourth tournament of her comeback, Williams showed she's still capable of dominance. "Seeing her back, it's great", said Kerber, who has lost six of eight previous matches against Williams. "I was expecting a few more baby steps myself", she said. (more...)
Muslera commits one of World Cup's biggest errors Muslera commits one of World Cup's biggest errors
- July 07, 2018

They also became only the second team to beat three different South American sides - Peru, Argentina and Uruguay - in a single World Cup tournament, after The Netherlands in 1974. bet365 Sports has listed its pre-game odds in favor of France at 2.00. " He's incredibly skilled , not just at penalties but as a striker". "Of course, if he could have scored, it would have been good but he has always had an important role for us - he is always extremely generous and he does not ... (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup exit Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup exit
- July 06, 2018

The team didn't win because Uruguay scored twice". They could have proceeded to the knockout stage as the Group B victor until late second half when a controversial penalty goal from the opponent forced them to settle in a draw. In his fourth World Cup , Ronaldo couldn't hide his frustration late in the match in Sochi, furiously complaining with the referee after a non-call for a foul that could have given Portugal a last chance to equalize. (more...)
Serena Williams back doing what she does best at Wimbledon Serena Williams back doing what she does best at Wimbledon
- July 06, 2018

Eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time victor Serena Williams shrugged off 30-degree heat to breeze into the Wimbledon second round Monday. "I don't go out there expecting to "do well" or 'see what happens.' That's just not me". Vekic, who sealed the upset on her fourth match point, faces Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova or Sweden's Rebecca Peterson in the second round. (more...)
Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon - Wimbledon 2018 Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon - Wimbledon 2018
- July 05, 2018

He will be withdrawing from the tournament, he said, as him and his team feel it's too soon to play best-of-5 set matches. 'It's hard, very difficult to say', Murray admitted. Open and two Olympic singles gold medals. "We did everything we could to try and be ready in time". "If you're just not feeling it in the morning to walk out there and play best-of-five a few times in a row, what's the point?" "Some days I wake up and don't feel quite as good as others". (more...)
LeBron James banner removal begins in Cleveland LeBron James banner removal begins in Cleveland
- July 04, 2018

They still have to get through the Western Conference - particularly the Golden State Warriors , who just added DeMarcus Cousins to its roster on Monday. At this point, it seems as though there was more upside to trying to keep Randle than making moves for players whose respective reputations don't match up to their actual production. (more...)
Ronaldo to Juventus: Come and get me Ronaldo to Juventus: Come and get me
- July 04, 2018

He moved to Manchester United in 2003 before signing on with Madrid in 2009. A deal worth €30m-a-year for four seasons was tabled by Agnelli to Ronaldo - a clear €5m-a-year more than what Real have offered. Indeed, it's been suggested Real are prepared to sell Ronaldo for €120m. "Now it's time to enjoy this", he said, per The Independent . "In the next few days I will speak". (more...)
LeBron James reportedly excited to play with Lonzo Ball on Lakers LeBron James reportedly excited to play with Lonzo Ball on Lakers
- July 03, 2018

As expected, they extended him the qualifying offer to make Randle a restricted free agent. Randle is more of a ball-handler and off-the-dribble threat. James told Los Angeles executives this week he likes Ball's game and "is excited to play with him", according to ESPN. After all their moves Sunday and Monday, the Lakers have $5.6 million left under the salary cap, which could rule out another big free-agent signing. (more...)
Mexico coach rips 'clown' Neymar for milking injury Mexico coach rips 'clown' Neymar for milking injury
- July 03, 2018

It began when he darted across the edge of the area before a ideal backheel released the excellent Willian , whose low cross fizzed into the danger area where Neymar slid in to turn the ball home for his second goal of the tournament. Brazil could play right into their hands. In the scorching conditions in Samara , the Mexicans, who started with 39-year-old Rafael Marquez, made a frenetic start but were unable to convert their chances. (more...)
Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals
- July 02, 2018

Mandzukic fires the ball into the Danish goal . Both of their losses came as friendlies in the month of January. At half-time, the score was one goal each. The Danes will know they are underdogs. Hareide made his remarks at a press conference ahead of Sunday's last-16 match against Croatia , reports Efe. (more...)
Cavani's brace sends Uruguay through as Ronaldo's Portugal bow out of Russian Federation Cavani's brace sends Uruguay through as Ronaldo's Portugal bow out of Russian Federation
- July 02, 2018

But he also admitted it'll be a group effort trying to slow down Portugal's star. Uruguay and Portugal have never faced each other at a World Cup before. Uruguay had not conceded in any of their six matches in 2018 but almost 10 hours of resistance came to an end courtesy of a simple set-piece move in the 55th minute. (more...)
Sampaoli to Messi: Sampaoli to Messi: "Should I bring Agüero on?"
- June 30, 2018

Shortly afterwards, the Manchester City striker was introduced for the final ten minutes in Saint Petersburg , replacing defender Nicolás Tagliafico. "We need to control the match, that's our starting-point, we need to control the game throughout". If not we suffer, we know we have the best player in the world and we have to benefit from that. (more...)
Roberto Martinez happy with top spot Roberto Martinez happy with top spot
- June 30, 2018

If you look back to the last World Cup , they did unbelievably well. "Now, rather than having players not on the training ground because they're recovering, we'll have a gym session on Friday and players ready to start training for Colombia the next day". (more...)
Clinical India humiliate Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win Clinical India humiliate Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win
- June 30, 2018

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina , Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav , Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah , Siddarth Kaul , Umesh Yadav . (more...)
Theresa May handed Belgian shirt ahead of World Cup clash with England Theresa May handed Belgian shirt ahead of World Cup clash with England
- June 29, 2018

It means England go to Moscow to face Group H winners Colombia at the Spartak Stadium on Tuesday with Belgium meeting Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday. "All those calculations weren't something for us but for the press". We have earned the right to play in this game. It was incredibly bold of Loew to have taken a bunch of youngsters to the Confederations Cup and win it but I suspect it also made him over-confident. (more...)
Germany's emotional state after their World Cup exit Germany's emotional state after their World Cup exit
- June 29, 2018

Bild went back to the 2014 World Cup to react to Germany's shock exit in Russian Federation, while British media enjoyed the upset. Beyond The Game spoke to German football journalist Manuel Veth about the country's emotional state. The legend of the sport returned for the all-important last group outing against Eusebio's Portugal, but was the victim of another strong challenge and was forced to limp his way through the remainder as Brazil lost 3-1 to bow out. (more...)
What must happen for Argentina to avoid World Cup elimination? What must happen for Argentina to avoid World Cup elimination?
- June 27, 2018

The World Cup match between Iceland and Croatia will be broadcast live on FS1. Iceland may well be boosted by news Croatia make nine changes from the win over Argentina but they have also shuffled the pack a little, making three tweaks after defeat to Nigeria last time out. (more...)
Was Ronaldo fortunate to avoid red card against Iran? Was Ronaldo fortunate to avoid red card against Iran?
- June 26, 2018

He has scored all of their four goals , including a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw against Spain . They require a point against Morocco in Kaliningrad to secure qualification, and new coach Fernando Hierro promised they would not underestimate a North African side playing for pride. (more...)
Messi is frustrated and hungry - Mascherano Messi is frustrated and hungry - Mascherano
- June 26, 2018

Hallgrimsson was the head coach's assistant at the Euros, but took the helm to lead the tiny island nation to its first World Cup after 14 failed attempts. Discussing Argentina's exit, Simeone said: (via the Mirror ) "Messi is very good but he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary players". (more...)
Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix
- June 24, 2018

Mercedes ran its new engine upgrade for the first time during Friday practice at the French Grand Prix , and the team claims it is better still than the one they had hoped to use in Canada . Two youngsters were right behind, with Renault's Carlos Sainz seventh fastest and Sauber's Charles Leclerc an eye-catching eighth with a lap that will only have impressed Ferrari . (more...)
'Relaxed' Southgate plays down row over leaked England photo 'Relaxed' Southgate plays down row over leaked England photo
- June 24, 2018

We've been watching video footage of England and they're a very tactical outfit, they recover ball possession very quickly, they speed up play very quickly and have a one-touch approach that is incredible. "We know we need to enjoy things, that's the way we play". We've got key men in key areas who can go and get goals at any time . England can seal progress to the World Cup last-16 stage with a game to spare if they follow up Monday's 2-1 win against Tunisia with another victory in ... (more...)
Hazard, Lukaku Goals Put Belgium in Control Against Tunisia Hazard, Lukaku Goals Put Belgium in Control Against Tunisia
- June 23, 2018

Cursed by the "Golden Generation" tag for their last two global tournaments, Belgium have been seen as underachievers given the wealth of talent at their disposal. Thomas Meunier played the ball through the defense for Lukaku to beat the offside trap and flick the ball over goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha. A point from Belgium's last game against England on Thursday in Kaliningrad will ensure a place in the round of 16. (more...)
Messi can not be compared to Maradona, claims Argentina World Cup victor Kempes Messi can not be compared to Maradona, claims Argentina World Cup victor Kempes
- June 22, 2018

It was a hard night for Messi and Argentina . Argentina has underachieved for years during which the Albiceleste has become entirely too over-reliant on the mercurial playmaker. Argentina have a wealth of attacking talent but they are over reliant on Messi. Who is Lionel Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo? "The defeat is my responsibility because I am the coach ", he said. (more...)
Cavs want to keep Kevin Love even if LeBron James leaves Cavs want to keep Kevin Love even if LeBron James leaves
- June 22, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't offering Kevin Love in any trade offers and intend to have him on the roster next season regardless of any decision LeBron James may make, ESPN reported Wednesday. Jordan Clarkson had his moments in the regular season. Will LeBron James remain with the Cavs? "I just think you have to trade for a point guard who can make things easier for everybody on the court, including LeBron", Begley said during an appearance on "The Bull and Fox Show" on 92.3 ... (more...)
England produced a batting masterclass in third ODI, says Ricky Ponting England produced a batting masterclass in third ODI, says Ricky Ponting
- June 21, 2018

Bairstow (139) and Jason Roy (82) were England's first two driving forces in an opening stand of 159 which was broken only when the latter was run out by an excellent throw from D'Arcy Short in the leg-side deep, trying to steal a tight second run in the 20th over. (more...)
Another record! Second World Cup's quickest red card Another record! Second World Cup's quickest red card
- June 20, 2018

Hiroki Sakai then had a shot blocked out for a corner which Osako rose above Santiago Arias to head in off the right post to settle things, silencing the overwhelming Colombian crowd. "To score a goal for me in World Cup has been a dream", Osako said. In an explosive start to the Group H clash, Colombia defender Carlos Sanchez earned the first red card of Russian Federation 2018 with a handball after just four minutes. (more...)
LeBron James: where will the Cleveland star play next season? LeBron James: where will the Cleveland star play next season?
- June 20, 2018

The first question is who should the third star be, and which teams are in a position to trade one? Looking ahead at the offseason, TMZ caught up with George and specifically asked him about playing with James. He has been connected to the Lakers, Cavaliers, Heat, San Antonio Spurs , Boston Celtics , and Philadelphia 76ers the most this offseason. But Lillard is too expensive on his current contract for the Lakersto afford him, George, and James in a practical way. (more...)
Ashleigh Barty beats Johanna Konta to win fiery Nottingham Open final Ashleigh Barty beats Johanna Konta to win fiery Nottingham Open final
- June 20, 2018

But Konta was not to be denied and overcame a couple of minor wobbles to win through. Barty got the first break in the fourth game of the third set as Konta's usually strong backhand cross-court proved to be detrimental for her in the first half in the deciding set, but she rallied away, remained resilient and tried to believe in her quest for the Nottingham title, hoping to do one better than past year. (more...)
Cleveland Cavs Made Calls To Spurs About Kawhi Leonard Cleveland Cavs Made Calls To Spurs About Kawhi Leonard
- June 19, 2018

If Leonard was perfectly healthy and had no concerns surrounding him, the asking price for him could be young talent plus several first-round picks. The news of Kawhi's unhappiness hurts his trade value and if he decides to tell possible trade partners that he will not be resigning with them, it will damage his trade value even more. (more...)
Phil Mickelson Hits Moving Ball Out of Frustration at U.S. Open
- June 17, 2018

Commentating on the incident for Fox, former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger said: "That's the most out of character I have ever seen Phil". Mickelson's shocking display in the third round earned him a two-stroke penalty and led to a 10 on the hole, an 81 overall. (more...)
Putin and Russia get their first win at the World Cup 2018 Putin and Russia get their first win at the World Cup 2018
- June 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia were left exposed at the back as defenders failed to deal with arial ball which led to the opening goal and then a quick counter attack by Russian Federation gave the Saudi defense no chance. Cherchesov abandoned his usual three-man backline with wing-backs in favor of a four-man defense against Austria last month, but Russian Federation lost 1-0 and failed to register a shot on target. (more...)