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Trump backtracks over criticism of May Brexit plan Trump backtracks over criticism of May Brexit plan
- July 14, 2018

He apparently told the paper: "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal". During his news conference on Thursday, the USA president also appeared to refer to Ireland as part of the United Kingdom. Later in the press conference, Trump slammed reporter Kristen Welker after a question about Russian Federation. (more...)
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren after Croatia World Cup run Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren after Croatia World Cup run
- July 14, 2018

Lovren played a key role in Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England in the semi-final on Wednesday night, and his side will now face France in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium. People should respect us. The Croatia worldwide will be hoping to emerge victorious against France in the final, and the way he helped shut Kane down will give him confidence. (more...)
Aaron Ramsey an important part of my Arsenal plans, insists Unai Emery Aaron Ramsey an important part of my Arsenal plans, insists Unai Emery
- July 13, 2018

Securing the future of key midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to be more of a concern for Emery. However, the 24-year-old's time at the Nou Camp hasn't gone according to plan as he's struggled to hold down a regular first team place under Ernesto Valverde and started just 6 La Liga games last season with the vast majority of his appearances coming from the bench. (more...)
Donald Trump refers to Ireland as a part of the UK
- July 13, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a dinner at Blenheim Palace this evening. "Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said of Trump's policies. The trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March. (more...)
Croatia beats England to qualify for their first World Cup final Croatia beats England to qualify for their first World Cup final
- July 13, 2018

Indeed, after getting to the tournament's final four, after reversing a disgusting penalty shootout history, in its round-of-16 win over Colombia, there's a sense of optimism in England about this young, talented and appealing team. "They have to use this experience for benefit and I know that what´s happened over the last few weeks will make them a stronger team". However, due to the fact they took the lead and because this wasn't a Brazil or a Germany they were facing in the semi-finals, ... (more...)
Bertens stuns Pliskova as last top 10 seed falls Bertens stuns Pliskova as last top 10 seed falls
- July 11, 2018

Rare is the player who can produce Williams' sort of pace on serves - Giorgi's average speeds were actually faster on first and second serves, and she delivered the match's first three aces - and mirror her power in groundstroke exchanges at the baseline. (more...)
Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to semifinals Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to semifinals
- July 11, 2018

Defender Mario Fernandes , who had brought his side level through a header in the 115th minute, missed what proved to be the decisive spot-kick, with Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic making no mistake to send his team into the semi-finals. (more...)
Eight Out Alive: More Daring Cave Rescue Success! Eight Out Alive: More Daring Cave Rescue Success!
- July 10, 2018

The rescued boys are being kept in sterilized isolation units at a nearby hospital, which prohibits physical contact, and their parents have not been told they're safe. They have been stuck in the cave since June 23 after heavy rains flooded the Tham Luang Nan Non caves in Chiang Rai , a popular tourist attraction in the region. (more...)
Thai Cave Rescue: How Elon Musk's 'Kid-Size' Submarine Could Assist Mission Thai Cave Rescue: How Elon Musk's 'Kid-Size' Submarine Could Assist Mission
- July 10, 2018

The challenges 12 boys and their soccer coach are facing as they make their way out of a flooded cave in Thailand are more mental than physical, Canadian cave divers and rescuers said Monday. An aide to the Thai Navy SEAL commander says four boys were brought out of the flooded cave in northern Thailand on Monday and the ongoing rescue operation is over for the day. (more...)
Kimi Raikkonen - My mistake cost pole position at Silverstone Kimi Raikkonen - My mistake cost pole position at Silverstone
- July 09, 2018

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen will line up third with Hamilton's Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas completing the second row of the grid. Hamilton, from his record 76th pole, appeared bogged down as he responded and was instantly in a scrap for third with Raikkonen, who collided with the Briton under braking into Turn Three. (more...)
Croatian player addresses Ukrainians after knocking Russian Federation out of World Cup Croatian player addresses Ukrainians after knocking Russian Federation out of World Cup
- July 09, 2018

They were the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, only there because they were the host country, and they won two of their three groups games, and then shocked everyone when they knocked Spain out of the competition to move on to the quarter finals. (more...)
Thai Navy SEALs use Facebook for nail-biting updates on cave rescue mission Thai Navy SEALs use Facebook for nail-biting updates on cave rescue mission
- July 09, 2018

It will take at least 11 hours for the first person to be rescued. "Narongsak Osatanakorn, the head of the joint command centre coordinating the rescue, said Sunday morning was the most opportune time to launch the operation, citing the ideal weather, water and the kids' readiness, physical and mental". (more...)
Tennis Star Is 'Mrs. Williams' to Wimbledon, if Not to You Tennis Star Is 'Mrs. Williams' to Wimbledon, if Not to You
- July 06, 2018

And women's matches don't get almost the same spotlight on the main courts. On top of that (yes, there's more), Serena and her sister Venus own a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins, and are also the co-authors of a memoir called Serving From The Hip: 10 Rules For Living, Loving and Winning . (more...)
Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018 Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018
- July 06, 2018

Despite that freakish argument, Nadal insists he does not have a personal issue with the veteran umpire. "If I believe that somebody's not doing the things fair with me or was not respectful for me, I just can ask if is possible to have another umpire". (more...)
Neymar urged to stop acting, win title to get FIFA award Neymar urged to stop acting, win title to get FIFA award
- July 05, 2018

Tite said Willian was given more freedom to roam in the second half and it paid off as the Chelsea player constantly stretched the Mexican defence from wide positions. I just have to play football, help my team, I came to win, not for something else. And many wondered whether Japan deserved to be in the round of 16 at all. (more...)
Park's title after 3-way play-off, Latest Football News Park's title after 3-way play-off, Latest Football News
- July 05, 2018

Park moves to No. 2 in the world while Ryu moved up a spot to No. 4. She bogeyed Nos. 14 and 16 in a 70. Angel Yin (68) was fourth at 6-under and Bronte Law (69) was 5-under. Instead she had to settle for another top-ten. Park had three career wins on the LPGA Tour coming into this weekend, including the U.S. Women's Open a year ago. (more...)
England, Croatia, Sweden, Russia. Really England, Croatia, Sweden, Russia. Really
- July 05, 2018

Luck often has not accompanied Croatia in the knockout stages after bright tournament starts, but having bounced back from the blow of Luka Modric's missed penalty four minutes before the end of extra-time in the last 16, the time for a highly talented generation may have come. (more...)
Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score
- July 04, 2018

Australia reached 229 for two, the highest total ever scored against Zimbabwe in a T20 worldwide as a slew of records were broken during Australia's 100-run victory. The 124 runs Finch scored in boundaries in this match are the 2nd highest in a T20I game behind 128 during his innings of 156 in 2013. The right hander scored 50 runs from 22 balls before bringing up his second T20I hundred in 50 balls. (more...)
Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week
- July 04, 2018

Maradona's offer comes with Sampaoli's employment with the Argentina Football Association likely to come to an end following a disappointing World Cup campaign. Thanks to a 2-1 win over Nigeria (and Croatia beating Iceland 2-1) La Albiceleste advanced. The last goal they conceded before Pepe's equaliser was in a friendly against Austria in November 2017. (more...)
Manchester United to hijack Juventus's move for Cristiano Ronaldo? Manchester United to hijack Juventus's move for Cristiano Ronaldo?
- July 04, 2018

AS report further noted that signing the 26-year-old Neymar , has become a priority for Real president, Florentino Perez who sees the Brazilian star on the same page with the likes of Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane or Brazilian Ronaldo. wishes to state that this information is absolutely untrue", the club said in statement on their website. It's an effective way of forcing Madrid into offering him a new and improved contract regularly, especially if Ronaldo has played a big part in winning ... (more...)
Suarez hails Cavani's contribution ahead of quarter-final Suarez hails Cavani's contribution ahead of quarter-final
- July 04, 2018

After every match of the round 16, another team will be going home. What emerged as well was a seemingly popular view that Messi couldn't deliver on the worldwide stage. "They have two exceptional strikers, Griezmann and Mbappe - they're very fast indeed", Tabarez admitted to the press (via Sports Mole ). "He's always the best player in the world", he said. (more...)
This time it could be coming home: Fans roar on England This time it could be coming home: Fans roar on England
- July 04, 2018

As penalties loomed the commentators helpfully informed viewers that England had only ever won a shootout once in seven attempts and never at a World Cup . "We know obviously in the past England haven't done great and it was great to get that one off our back". "The house will be hard on Tuesday because obviously one of us will be sad, I just hope Dan doesn't gloat too much if England win". (more...)
Media blast 'walking' Spain after shock World Cup exit Media blast 'walking' Spain after shock World Cup exit
- July 03, 2018

Spain had all the ball but could not break down a stubborn Russian defence. While the likes of Alvaro Morata can expect a recall from whoever the new manager will be, it will be with this new group of under-21 players that Spain will be pinning their hopes on that they can return to glories once again. (more...)
Celebrities welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers Celebrities welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers
- July 03, 2018

Preorders for new Lakers LeBron James jerseys were robust enough on Sunday night to give retailer Fanatics one of its top 10 sales days in terms of National Basketball Association gear sold, a spokesman for the company told ESPN . Genesco Sports Enterprises CEO John Tatum on the impact of state taxes on athletes such as the NBA's LeBron James who play across the country and efforts by Gov. (more...)
Lakers add Rondo, renounce rights to Randle Lakers add Rondo, renounce rights to Randle
- July 03, 2018

While it is hard to part with Randle, Los Angeles has been linked to Kawhi Leonard , who has requested a trade from the San Antonio Spurs . McGee typically sat on the bench for the Warriors last two Finals runs, and though he looked great during some moments in the most recent championship, it was often when surrounded by four Hall of Fame players . (more...)
Kevin Durant's new deal with Golden State to be for one year Kevin Durant's new deal with Golden State to be for one year
- July 03, 2018

Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both. Durant averaged 26.4 points per game to go along with 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the regular season. The duo reportedly declared "we can bring it home" before the crowd that was gathered to confirm PG's commitment to Oklahoma City despite initial assumptions that saw George returning to his hometown to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. (more...)
Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil
- July 03, 2018

Brazil coach Tite was unsurprisingly supportive of Neymar , dismissing accusations of playacting, while preferring to talk about his improving side, who seem to be finding their rhythm after a third successive 2-0 victory. The breakthrough came shortly after half-time when Willian fired in a unsafe cross from the left after speeding past Ayala , with Neymar sliding in behind team-mate Gabriel Jesus to poke Brazil in front. (more...)
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Spain vs Russian Federation FPJ's dream XI predictions for Spain vs Russian Federation
- July 02, 2018

They took the lead on 12 minutes through an own goal from Sergei Ignashevich , but Russian Federation equalized from an Artem Dzyuba penalty and kept the Spaniards at bay for the remainder of the game and extra time. Here are the highlights from day 17 at the World Cup... Spain , the 2010 world champions, controlled the game with their slick passing but did little more, failing to create another scoring chance in the first half. (more...)
Dallas Mavericks Working On DeAndre Jordan Trade Dallas Mavericks Working On DeAndre Jordan Trade
- July 02, 2018

Jordan averaged 12 points and a career-high 15.2 rebounds per game this past season. Though Golden State had a glut of centers on their roster last season, Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, and Kevon Looney are all scheduled to hit free agency. (more...)
National Basketball Association players react to LeBron James choosing the Lakers National Basketball Association players react to LeBron James choosing the Lakers
- July 02, 2018

Only, when he returned to the Cavs in 2014, he said at least four times he would not do this very thing - leave the Cavs again. In recent days, the Lakers had been considered a heavy favorite to sign James. James was on a plane that flew into Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles on Saturday. LeBron James will play for a Western Conference team for the first time in his career. (more...)
Lakers seeking to deal for Kawhi Leonard ahead of LeBron James' decision Lakers seeking to deal for Kawhi Leonard ahead of LeBron James' decision
- July 02, 2018

While Leonard wants to be traded to the Lakers, early talks between the franchise and the Spurs have not got off to a promising start. "If they are going to make a leverage trade... George will be an unrestricted free agent in July and while he admitted playing in his native state would be "attractive", he has also hinted he would like to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder , claiming the team "checked all the boxes". (more...)
Cavaliers select Alabama's Sexton with No. 8 pick Cavaliers select Alabama's Sexton with No. 8 pick
- July 02, 2018

Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it's a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James' next move. Compared to a younger version of current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe , the 19-year-old 6'3 190-pound Sexton is lightning quick and explosive in transition, with a knack for defense along with an ability to create his own shot. (more...)
[BREAKING] Croatia Vs Denmark enters penalty shoot-out [BREAKING] Croatia Vs Denmark enters penalty shoot-out
- July 02, 2018

Liverpool defender Lovren glanced Luka Modric's free-kick wide late in the first period, before the sides played out a keenly-contested - and goalless - second half. "Kasper did all he could to ensure we won the match, both in extra time and the penalty shootout", he said. Danijel Subasic saved three penalties, and Croatia's World Cup hopes. (more...)
Mexico fans thank South Korea supporters after win against Germany Mexico fans thank South Korea supporters after win against Germany
- July 01, 2018

Defending world champions Germany have crashed out of the 2018 World Cup at the group stages after losing 2-0 to Korea Republic in their final Group F game. While Joachim Low's side lifted the trophy in Brazil in 2014, they joined Spain , Italy and France in the list of teams to have been dumped out in the group stage following victory in the previous edition of the tournament. (more...)
Sampaoli planning to use Messi as a false nine against France Sampaoli planning to use Messi as a false nine against France
- July 01, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday (Jun 30) but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal . By that time, Ronaldo's situation at club level will be clearer after he raised doubts about his future with Real Madrid in the wake of their Champions League final win against Liverpool in May. (more...)
Japan make last 16 on disciplinary rule despite Poland loss Japan make last 16 on disciplinary rule despite Poland loss
- July 01, 2018

They will be favorites against Poland , who have lost their two matches and have no chance of reaching the last 16. With two fewer yellow cards, Japan's tally of minus-four points was two better than Senegal , who may feel aggrieved at being sent home for a reason other than the quality of their football. (more...)
Jorge Sampaoli explains touchline exchange with Lionel Messi over Aguero sub Jorge Sampaoli explains touchline exchange with Lionel Messi over Aguero sub
- July 01, 2018

However, Jorge Sampaoli's turned their fortunes around with a 2-1 win over Nigeria to send them into the knockout stages with Messi scoring a superb goal inside the opening 15 minutes. "We are indeed painting graffiti portraying Messi, but we planned to do it already a year ago, and Kazan mayor Ilsur Metshin mentioned that", he said, as per Four Four Two . (more...)
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six
- June 30, 2018

India left for Dublin on Tuesday after having a practice session in London on Monday. Since the tour of South Africa, this is the first time a full-strength Indian team will be seen in action. India - who will now head off to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests - topped 200 back-to-back for the first time in the format after following Wednesday's 208-5 with 213-4 and then skittled Ireland for just 70 in 12.3 overs to earn the joint-second biggest win in the ... (more...)
Kawhi Leonard reportedly pitched LeBron James on the prospect of teaming up Kawhi Leonard reportedly pitched LeBron James on the prospect of teaming up
- June 30, 2018

But if Leonard is set on going to Los Angeles next year, Ainge probably won't want to part with much, and would likely be unwilling to give up Jaylen Brown, who was one of Boston's most reliable players in just his second National Basketball Association season. (more...)
Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home
- June 28, 2018

Neymar was unlucky not to score 12 minutes after the restart - the excellent Coutinho finding the Paris Saint-Germain man racing behind the Serbia defence only to see his left-footed shot blocked by a quick-reacting Stojkovic. But Brazil broke swiftly from the ensuing corner and Coutinho played in Neymar who was denied again by Stojkovic. He then jumped above Serbia's defense from a corner for Brazil's second goal. (more...)
Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov bemoans set piece frailties vs. Uruguay Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov bemoans set piece frailties vs. Uruguay
- June 28, 2018

Luis Suarez opened the scoring against Russian Federation with a smart free-kick in the ninth minute before an own goal from Denis Cheryshev made it 2-0. Cavani pounced on a loose ball after the goalkeeper parried it from a header by Diego Godin . Egyptian keeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-years-old. (more...)
South Korea vs Germany: minute-by-minute coverage South Korea vs Germany: minute-by-minute coverage
- June 28, 2018

Germany may also progress if they improve their goal difference in a win against South Korea , regardless of whether Sweden claim three points against Mexico. "You've seen that we are a very tight squad", Granqvist said in the same news conference. Striker Javier Hernandez, whose 50 global goals make him Mexico's all-time top scorer, put the team's World Cup campaign so far into context. (more...)
Brazil secure vital 2-0 victory over Costa Rica Brazil secure vital 2-0 victory over Costa Rica
- June 26, 2018

And with Neymar's injury situation filling column inches in the lead-up to the game, Ramirez said that his team won't be looking to test the player's right ankle. After a drab and scrappy first half at St. Petersburg Stadium, Brazil came out energized and the chances piled up. After the break Jesus heads an effort against the crossbar and Coutinho sends the follow-up effort narrowly wide. (more...)
Mascherano reveals Leo Messi's mood in Argentina's World Cup camp Mascherano reveals Leo Messi's mood in Argentina's World Cup camp
- June 26, 2018

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia , Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria yesterday. (more...)
Egypt FA deny Salah unhappiness at Chechnya publicity Egypt FA deny Salah unhappiness at Chechnya publicity
- June 26, 2018

But one account couldn't resist a dig... Egypt finished bottom of Group A and failed to pick up a point, losing against Uruguay , Russia and Saudi Arabia . Salah was also used by Kadyrov ahead of Egypt's first match, with the Chechen leader luring Salah out of his hotel to a training session he was slated to miss for a photo opportunity . (more...)
Lukaku nets brace again to lead Belgium rout of Tunisia Lukaku nets brace again to lead Belgium rout of Tunisia
- June 26, 2018

After also scoring twice in the opening 3-0 win against Panama, Manchester United's Lukaku showed clinical finishing with two first-half goals in Moscow , matching Ronaldo's tally in Russian Federation. Bronn was replaced by Hamdi Nagguez, while Ben Youssef was replaced by Yohan Benalouane . Lukaku however scored a second goal to leave score line at 3-1 at first half. (more...)
Portugal held to 1-1 draw by Iran in dramatic fashion Portugal held to 1-1 draw by Iran in dramatic fashion
- June 26, 2018

Spain got the point it needed when Iago Aspas flicked in a Dani Alves cross in stoppage time. Eligible for the knockout stage are Spain , Portugal and Iran . "It's such a big disappointment for us", Iran midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh said . "But despite the challenges we faced, we have emerged on top and we must look at that silver lining and think positively", Hierro told a news conference. (more...)
England Coach Criticises Media For Leaking Team News England Coach Criticises Media For Leaking Team News
- June 24, 2018

Southgate took the opportunity in his Friday press conference to condemn the leak by the press and effectively give his side's opponents the opportunity of seeing their line-up in advance. We just knocked it on the head. As well as possibly changing one of his forwards, Southgate is likely to have to alter his midfield from the one to start England's 2-1 victory over Tunisia . (more...)
Japanese Princess Takamado makes surprise Russian Federation visit for World Cup Japanese Princess Takamado makes surprise Russian Federation visit for World Cup
- June 24, 2018

Japan defeated the 2014 quarter-finalists 2-1 and Senegal gave the African continent some cheer at last with a 2-1 win over Poland on Tuesday. "We had talked about how important the first game would be and we can draw real confidence from this result". (more...)
Trent Bridge: England's records-breaking venue Trent Bridge: England's records-breaking venue
- June 22, 2018

England's Alex Hales was the top scorer with 147, while Johney Bairstow made 139 before the team proudly walked to the pavilion for the loss of six wickets. "There are two games to go and still opportunities for them to score big runs so hopefully they will continue to be as hungry as they were today". It was his fourth in his last six ODI innings - and although he was eventually caught at deep midwicket off Ashton Agar , having hit 15 fours and five sixes, number three Hales simply took ... (more...)