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Chelsea line up move for Eden Hazard's £25m compatriot Chelsea line up move for Eden Hazard's £25m compatriot
- June 22, 2018

The same report says that Chelsea FC refused to comment on reports that they are set to pay £4.4m to release Sarri from Napoli . The former Napoli boss is closing in on a move to take over at Stamford Bridge, and wants the 31-year-old to come to London along with him. (more...)
'No disrespect': Phil Mickelson putts moving ball at US Open 'No disrespect': Phil Mickelson putts moving ball at US Open
- June 21, 2018

A number of fellow professionals felt Mickelson should have been disqualified or withdrawn himself, but he took his place in the field for the final round and covered the front nine in three under par before dropping a shot on the 11th. The Englishman told Omnisport: "He was making a statement that, "This is ridiculous and I'm going to show you how ridiculous this is". Two-time US Open champion Curtis Strange added: "I've never seen anything like that from a world class player in my ... (more...)
Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli pleads with fans to lay off Lionel Messi Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli pleads with fans to lay off Lionel Messi
- June 21, 2018

While much has been made of Argentina's over-dependence on their out-and-out star, who turns 31 this weekend and may well be at his last World Cup, Sampaoli said fortunately the obsession with Messi also destabilised others. "We must take advantage from those spaces, those moments so we can attack in a better way". We can not dwell on it, lamenting what happened. "I think that's quite unfair". (more...)
NBA Mock Draft 9.0 NBA Mock Draft 9.0
- June 21, 2018

The Grizzlies want to trade the fourth pick along with Chandler Parsons to get out from under that deal . O'Connor reported the six teams are interested in trading up to select Texas center Mo Bamba or Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic . (more...)
Gregg Popovich meets with disgruntled Kawhi Leonard Gregg Popovich meets with disgruntled Kawhi Leonard
- June 20, 2018

ESPN reports Popovich has tried to set up a meeting for weeks. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne & Adrian Wojnarowski - Kawhi plans to eventually alert rival teams that his intentions are to sign in Los Angeles when he becomes a free agent in 2019. (more...)
Brazil, Switzerland World Cup match ends in 1-1 draw Brazil, Switzerland World Cup match ends in 1-1 draw
- June 20, 2018

Steven Zuber then headed in the equalizer in the 50th. "I was pushed out of the way. But it didn't happen", Miranda said. The South Americans also saw appeals for a penalty waved away after Gabriel Jesus had gone down under Manuel Akanji's challenge to spark yet another debate over the VAR system. (more...)
Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russian Federation basks in glory Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russian Federation basks in glory
- June 20, 2018

Spain's next Group B fixture will see them face Iran on Wednesday . Ronaldo joins episode five of Project Russia to discuss Brazil's World Cup hopes and his ambitions for Neymar. You have to put in 200 per cent in every game and even if you do, that won't guarantee you'll win", said Isco. In Monday's training session with his Spanish squad, Ramos copied Ronaldo's signature step-over moves before going to move past Nacho and tumbling to the ground without making contact with him. (more...)
World Cup big guns fail to fire as lesser lights shine World Cup big guns fail to fire as lesser lights shine
- June 20, 2018

Lozano went a long way to justifying that price tag by netting the victor as Mexico shocked holders Germany in their World Cup opener on Sunday. "You could hear already yesterday that players were self-critical", he said . Midfielder Marco Fabian encouraged fans to employ different chants and cited concerns that they might not be allowed into Mexico's remaining games in Russian Federation. (more...)
Latest Kawhi Leonard trade rumors: Cleveland, Phoenix reportedly now in mix Latest Kawhi Leonard trade rumors: Cleveland, Phoenix reportedly now in mix
- June 20, 2018

Bookmaker said the Cavs were third, behind the Spurs , while Bovada had the Cavs as the fifth-most likely (behind Boston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio ). 8 overall pick, it's a hard task to pull off. Assuming Leonard is fully recovered from the leg injury that forced him to miss nearly all of last season, he might be the flawless teammate to play alongside LeBron James . (more...)
Croatia Send Nikola Kalinic Home From World Cup Croatia Send Nikola Kalinic Home From World Cup
- June 19, 2018

He did start both legs of the UEFA qualifying playoff against Greece in November 2017, but his last start came in a friendly defeat at the hands of Peru in March of this year and woeful club form is seemingly responsible for the 30-year-old losing his worldwide place. (more...)
Mickelson Steps Out of Character at U.S. Open Mickelson Steps Out of Character at U.S. Open
- June 19, 2018

After missing about a 15-foot putt, Mickelson ran over to his ball and hit it back to the hole, while it was still moving. "I didn't feel like going back and forth", he told reporters . "He didn't really say much, he just started laughing". I tried to hit it as close to the hole as I could to make the next one. "If you don't laugh you'll end up going insane". (more...)
"This has just begun", says Argentina after Iceland draw
- June 19, 2018

Not having prepared for the match knowing that Iceland are all 1.90m tall", the 1986 World Cup victor told Venezuelan television. Did soccer star Lionel Messi miss a crucial World Cup penalty kick in a game against Iceland because Argentina pulled out of a last-minute warm-up game against Israel? Argentina and Croatia meet Thursday in World Cup soccer action at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. (more...)
Federer books Stuttgart final berth and reclaims No. 1 Federer books Stuttgart final berth and reclaims No. 1
- June 18, 2018

Kyrgios grabbed a fast 2-0 lead after unleashing a flying forehand pass on the stretch but Federer rallied back to move 5-4 ahead before a flicked effort at the net confirmed his place in the final 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-5). They went my way, so I'm very happy.' Asked if he will return to Stuttgart in 2019 , Federer said: 'I haven't made a decision yet . Federer's 78-minute win, sealing his first Stuttgart triumph, was the ideal tonic for the Swiss in the build-up to defending his ... (more...)
Croatia capitalizes on Nigerian own goal to earn win at World Cup Croatia capitalizes on Nigerian own goal to earn win at World Cup
- June 17, 2018

Nigeria , knowing they were always likely to struggle for possession against a central one-two of Modric and Ivan Rakitic , were content to sit back and allow Croatia to come to them. Mandzukic dives to meet a right-wing corner, but his header comes off Etebo and flies into the bottom corner. "It's a disappointing result and performance, and we only had one effort on goal which was a looping header". (more...)
Uruguay beat Salah-less Egypt as Jose Gimenez scores in 89th minute Uruguay beat Salah-less Egypt as Jose Gimenez scores in 89th minute
- June 17, 2018

Salah, one of the best players in the world this season, is crucial to Egypt's hopes of making it out of a weak-looking group also featuring hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. But Cuper, who is credited for rebuilding an ailing side, is adamant his side would do better at the World Cup, playing down the significance of any unfavorable results in friendly matches . (more...)
Philadelphia 76ers already seem to be at disadvantage in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes Philadelphia 76ers already seem to be at disadvantage in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes
- June 17, 2018

Leonard, a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, only played nine games this season due to rehabbing his quadriceps injury at the National Basketball Players Association facility in Manhattan. Charania reported June 8 that Leonard was reaching 100 percent and was set to meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometime this month. Maybe you look at Tobias Harris plus the 12th and 13th picks in this year's draft for Leonard? As was the case a year ago with Paul George ... (more...)
Afghanistan v India - Inaugural Test Match - Preview - the Red Ball Challenge Afghanistan v India - Inaugural Test Match - Preview - the Red Ball Challenge
- June 17, 2018

Stanikzai is on record declaring in January that India has done much more for Afghan cricket than Pakistan , although Afghan cricket was born in the refugee camps in Pakistan where countless Afghan families took refuge from the recurring violence, which engulfed them in the 1980s and 1990s. (more...)
Users can now watch football matches for free Users can now watch football matches for free
- June 17, 2018

These services offer a free trial period of around one week, so now is the best time to sign up. In Germany, ARD and ZDF will be live streaming 32 games each from FIFA World Cup 2018 . Amazon locked a three-year deal to broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages on its Prime Video service in the United Kingdom, starting with the 2019-20 season. (more...)
Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener
- June 17, 2018

Securing their second fourth-place finish in succession was still a cause for some celebration, and it means they will enjoy back-to-back seasons in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009-10. The Gunners will take on the champions at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the season, which takes place on August 11, before then travelling to Stamford Bridge for a London derby in their second game. (more...)
Hierro: You will see the same Spain side as always Hierro: You will see the same Spain side as always
- June 15, 2018

Spain delayed a press conference at the Krasnodar Stadium by more than an hour before Rubiales, who played for Hamilton Academical in 2009, announced the decision. Rubliales quickly replaced Lopetegui with the director of football, Fernando Hierro. I don't feel betrayed. "You can't do things like that, five minutes before it's official". (more...)
World Cup is awarded to North America World Cup is awarded to North America
- June 15, 2018

The U.S. won its three-way bid with Canada and Mexico - known as United 2026 - to host the men's FIFA World Cup , beating out Morocco, the only other nation to bid. While Ghana's former FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been handed a 90-day Fifa ban following corruption allegations, the country's government is on the verge of dissolving the association, with two GFA officials barred from travelling to attend the congress in Russian Federation. (more...)
Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses
- June 13, 2018

Still, Durant made it clear he has no designs on leaving Golden State. Durant signed a below-market, two-year deal worth $51 million last year. "In the entirety of last year's playoffs, Durant had 37 isolation possessions, via Synergy Sports", Moore wrote. (more...)
Justify Wins Belmont to Become 13th Triple Crown Champ
- June 13, 2018

Followed that win up with a narrow, half-length victory over Bravazo at the Preakness Stakes in sloppy conditions and thick fog before winning the final jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday. Think about that accomplishment, winning a Triple Crown at 52 years old?" The TV was showing a replay of Justify's wire-to-wire victory Saturday in the 150th Belmont Stakes, a dominating performance that stamped the massive chestnut colt as one of the greatest in thoroughbred history. (more...)
Rafael Nadal speaks out on catching Roger Federer's Grand Slam haul
- June 11, 2018

In claiming a 17th Grand Slam title, Nadal matched Margaret Court's record of titles at a single major ― hers all coming at the Australian Open. Thiem is the only player to have beaten Nadal on clay in the past two years - winning in best-of-three set matches in Rome and Madrid. (more...)
Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF
- June 11, 2018

A source told ESPN FC on Thursday that Liverpool were confident about securing a €60 million deal for the France worldwide, despite earlier comments from Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that no transfer would be concluded before the World Cup. (more...)
4th time's the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open 4th time's the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open
- June 10, 2018

World number one Simona Halep finally won her first Grand Slam title with a gutsy comeback victory over American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the French Open final. Halep is easily one of the most popular, well-deserved Grand Slam champions on tour. Stephens' last win over Halep came in the 2013 Australian Open . (more...)
Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica
- June 10, 2018

A nice problem to have, says Max Liu, as he discusses the big questions in attack and defence. If England progress to the knock-out stages in Russian Federation, there are likely to be occasions when Southgate is tempted to play both players in the same team, but with Tunisia expected to adopt a defensive approach as they begin their World Cup campaign, it is likely to be either Henderson or Dier alongside Dele Alli in nine days' time. (more...)
Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina squad Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina squad
- June 09, 2018

Argentina and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the entire World Cup after suffering a knee injury in a training session. His injury has been confirmed by the Argentine national team's official Twitter account. Argentina are in Group D at Russian Federation 2018, beginning their campaign against Iceland on June 16. Lanzini's presence in the squad will be missed but Icardi is more than capable of successfully replacing him. (more...)
Golden Edge: Golden Knights need changes to win Game 4 Golden Edge: Golden Knights need changes to win Game 4
- June 08, 2018

Before you turn off your phone or slam your laptop closed, hear me out. "It's pretty hard to not think about that". Gallant is contemplating personnel changes to spark his sagging second and third lines - with Tomas Tatar and/or Oscar Lindberg the most likely to dress in Game 4. (more...)
Americans Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys into French semis Americans Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys into French semis
- June 08, 2018

Zverev, whose previous Grand Slam best was reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon a year ago, said he spends up to four hours each day working on weights and fitness in the gym. A thumping 135mph ace out wide wrapped up a one-set lead for the 24-year-old, who looked assured and dominant on serve. " I think that's the matchup most of the fans in Germany and Austria were hoping for when they saw the draw ", he said."He's an fantastic player". (more...)
Watch Alex Ovechkin lift the Stanley Cup after 13 year wait Watch Alex Ovechkin lift the Stanley Cup after 13 year wait
- June 08, 2018

The Washington Capitals have never won a Stanley Cup Trophy in franchise history, but that can all change tonight with a victory at the Las Vegas Golden Knights . It's not the first time the pair have taken the Metro to the arena for a game. He also registered 12 assists, with his 27 points the second-best playoff total behind teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov . (more...)
Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza set up semi-final; Nadal in limbo Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza set up semi-final; Nadal in limbo
- June 08, 2018

Furthermore, Halep's data on return yesterday was similarly strong, creating 17 break points on the usually strong Kerber serve across 15 return games, and it took a resolute performance by the German to take that first set to a breaker. "When I'm talking about progression or looking back at the weeks, I think there are a lot of good things, like the way my body has handled the long matches that I have played, the back-to-backs". (more...)
Iran is first team to arrive Russian Federation Iran is first team to arrive Russian Federation
- June 08, 2018

Nike has claimed that 60 percent of all players in the 32-team World Cup will be wearing its cleats, including players from Germany and Spain . The next teams to arrive will be Panama and Spain on Thursday. Early arrival by Iran may not unconnected with a desire to acclimatize with intent to do better in Russian Federation. (more...)
Real Madrid To Tell Cristiano Ronaldo To 'Find A New Club' Real Madrid To Tell Cristiano Ronaldo To 'Find A New Club'
- June 08, 2018

While Ronaldo's return after his fifth UEFA Champions League title is great news, it's essential Portugal look to him as an extra tool in the grand scheme and not the sole end product. Any hint of a rout disappeared with his withdrawal as Portugal appeared content to begin fixing their focus on the all-important clash with Spain on June 15 that will go a long way to shaping Group B. (more...)
Durant's heroics give Warriors 3-0 lead Durant's heroics give Warriors 3-0 lead
- June 08, 2018

Back in early March, Anthony Slater of The Athletic asked Durant if it's 100 percent certain that he will be back with Golden State in 2018-19. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala , the 2015 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, returned to Golden State's lineup after being sidelined by a left leg bone bruise. (more...)
Serena withdrawas from French Open after Injury Serena withdrawas from French Open after Injury
- June 07, 2018

The Russian will have to do something exceptional to get past her. The French Open was the Thirty six-year-old Williams' first appearance at a Grand Slam since the birth of her daughter in September, and the former World No.1 scored victories over Kristyna Pliskova , No.17 seed Ashleigh Barty and No.11 seed Julia Goerges over week one in singles. (more...)
Nadal's Roland Garros set streak ended by Schwartzman Nadal's Roland Garros set streak ended by Schwartzman
- June 07, 2018

The two remaining men's quarterfinals were suspended in progress and will resume Thursday. The enforced interlude had clearly benefited Nadal , and assuming he gets the two points he needs to level the match he will start a strong favourite on Thursday. (more...)
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Lineups, preview & prediction 6/6/18 Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Lineups, preview & prediction 6/6/18
- June 07, 2018

The NBA star has previously criticized Trump, calling him a "bum" past year after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from the White House after Curry said he didn't want to go. "The President has made it pretty clear he's going to try and divide us all in the country for political gain". In Smith's 14-year career he has become a lot of things. (more...)
Don't consider myself the best, I am just another footballer: Lionel Messi Don't consider myself the best, I am just another footballer: Lionel Messi
- June 07, 2018

The Palestinians opposed the decision to hold the match in Jerusalem , accusing Israel of seeking to use the event, and especially the presence of global star Messi, to underpin Israel's claim to the Holy City. The cancellation came hours after pro-Palestinian activists staged a demonstration in front of the sports complex in Barcelona where Argentina are preparing ahead of the World Cup. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo content now he's in complete World Cup mode
- June 05, 2018

Ronaldo continued to defy the passing of time last term as he netted 15 goals in Real's third successive Champions League-winning campaign, while he also returned 26 goals in 27 La Liga games. Ronaldo, a five-time victor of the Ballon d'Or as the world's top footballer, is always a magnet for attention and media interest in Portugal's all-time leading scorer has been heightened by his recent comments suggesting that might leave Real Madrid . (more...)
Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad
- June 05, 2018

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only squad member who plays for a Nigerian club after fellow 'keeper Dele Ajiboye and the Nigerian league's top scorer Junior Lokosa were both cut from the provisional squad. "His decision making was good although he was rarely tested". Some of our players weren't fit and England put the pressure on us. That comes against Costa Rica - also Russia- bound - at Leeds on Thursday night. (more...)
Samuel Umtiti's buyout clause rises to a staggering €500m Samuel Umtiti's buyout clause rises to a staggering €500m
- June 05, 2018

While the Ivorian is more likely to stay, the need to sign a centre-back is imperative for Manchester United , making the Barcelona superstar, considered one of the best in the world, a viable target . The Atletico Madrid striker has been heavily linked with a move to Barca this summer and Umtiti was asked if he had spoken to his compatriot about a potential switch. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini will meet with Arsenal this month to discuss a move
- June 05, 2018

Arsenal appointed Spanish head coach Unai Emery as his replacement last month. It is believed new Arsenal boss Unai Emery had been keen to sign the Belgium worldwide when he was Paris Saint Germain manager and his representatives are due to meet with club officials this week. (more...)
England's Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans at Wembley England's Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans at Wembley
- June 04, 2018

While some observers believe the 25-year-old is competing for the same spot in the England side as Tottenham's Alli , Southgate says that isn't the case. He scored nine Premier League goals in 2017-18, half the amount he managed in the previous campaign. Raheem Sterling was chosen to start for England after it was revealed the Manchester City forward arrived late for Southgate's pre-World Cup training camp when the squad assembled last month. (more...)
French Open 2018: Serena Williams 'has no negative feelings' towards Maria Sharapova French Open 2018: Serena Williams 'has no negative feelings' towards Maria Sharapova
- June 04, 2018

What they say and do draws attention, whether it's Williams attending the British royal wedding or Sharapova holding a practice session with Rafael Nadal . Earlier on Saturday, Russian two-time victor Sharapova beat sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-1. The Williamses dropped the first set and then trailed 5-4 in the second with Klepac and Martinez Sanchez serving for the match. (more...)
My Commitment Is At Maximum - Mauricio Pochettino Comments On Real Madrid Speculation My Commitment Is At Maximum - Mauricio Pochettino Comments On Real Madrid Speculation
- June 02, 2018

But the former Argentina defender has been installed as the bookies' favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, and has conceded it would be hard to ignore overtures from the 13-time European club champions. "Whilst it came as a surprise, when you analyse it you can understand it". In a tenure spanning just two-and-a half years, Zinedine Zidane managed to do a three-peat of the Champions League while also getting his hands on the league title in the 2016-17 season. (more...)
Stanley Cup finals: Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch robbed by spectacular save Stanley Cup finals: Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch robbed by spectacular save
- June 02, 2018

The NHL tweeted a GIF of the save with the simple caption: "ARE YOU KIDDING?!" The Washington Capitals stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday with a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to even the series at 1-1. The phrase suited the mayhem of the first three rounds, when the Golden Knights stampeded through the Western Conference bracket, clobbering two inferior teams in San Jose and Los Angeles and a third, Winnipeg, which was exhausted from a bruising seven-game series ... (more...)
Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee
- June 01, 2018

Paul rebounded Klay Thompson's miss just before the final buzzer sounded for the first time and pounded the ball down in delight. The Rockets' other leader, Chris Paul, was on the bench for the final 22.4 seconds due to a right hamstring injury. (more...)
LeBron James scores 51 points but Warriors beat Cavs in game one LeBron James scores 51 points but Warriors beat Cavs in game one
- June 01, 2018

Even if LeBron James shows the same performance he did in their previous games, it remains questionable if the Cavaliers have a real chance of beating the Warriors' "Super Death Lineup" in a best-of series. He notched his eighth 40-point game during this play-off run to tie Hall of Famer Jerry West's feat in 1965 for most in a single post-season. Missing 3-point shots would be disastrous - the Rockets missed 27 straight 3-pointers in Game 7 - because the Warriors will turn the long ... (more...)
Warriors step up in golden moment Warriors step up in golden moment
- June 01, 2018

Needless to say, James wasn't thrilled with that sequence of events. "What you can't have is a referee who is bull-headed when all of that is taking place, and we find out later that there was a rule in place to help us get the play correct, but we ended up missing it because we were not applying the rule", McCutchen said. (more...)