‘Absolute carnage’ - Twitter in awe of England’s record-breaking win over Australia

20 Jun, 2018

Hundreds from Alex Hales , who made 147 on his Nottinghamshire home ground, and Jonny Bairstow , whose 139 was his fourth century in six matches at this level, helped England surpass their own previous all-time ODI record of 444 for three against Pakistan set at Trent Bridge in 2016.


Senegal Upsets Poland 2-1

20 Jun, 2018

M'Baye Niang then took full advantage of a defensive mix-up from the Eagles to get his country's second goal on the hour, before Grzegorz Krychowiak pulled one back late on to set up a tense finish. Poland's and Senegal's soccer teams would do well to chase history. We were able to put them under pressure. They were unable to get the equalizer, however, and Senegal took the match 2-1.


A red card in 2 min, 56 secs for naughty Sanchez

20 Jun, 2018

Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute for handling a goal-bound shot, the second fastest red card in World Cup history, stunning a stadium packed with yellow-shirted Colombia fans . "This is World Cup , it's a huge stage, and I think we started off very well". Japan stepped up the pace at the start of the second half and, with five minutes gone, Yoshida controlled a low ball in the area but was unable to get a shot away before Ospina made a superb save ...


Lakers Rumors: LeBron James not thrilled with Houston as a city

20 Jun, 2018

Payton notes that he doesn't think LeBron is the "type of parent" who would enroll his son at a school in Los Angeles and then move to the opposite end of the country to play ball for another team. While a core of James, James Harden and Chris Paul - if the Rockets were able to re-sign Paul - sounds like a group that could give the Warriors a true test in the West, if James truly doesn't like Houston, that situation sounds like a tough sell at this stage of his career.


Barty inflicts more Nottingham misery on Konta

20 Jun, 2018

Konta vented her fury at the chair umpire on more than one occasion, branding one decision "an absolute joke" after a Barty shot appeared to land long in a tense final set. Konta appeared close to winning by default at the end of the first set when Vekic received treatment for a back injury before the rain forced both players off court to give Vekic a slight respite.


Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land

19 Jun, 2018

The tournament was organized as a preparatory one for India's campaign at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in January but due to the poor level of the opposition players, the whole objective of the Cup was defeated. Saudi Arabia's soccer federation released a statement on the plane incident and shared photos of the players calmly exiting the plane. They play Uruguay in their next fixture on Thursday.


Switzerland holds favoured Brazil to draw at World Cup

19 Jun, 2018

Instead, Brazil's second most expensive player, Coutinho, pulled Tite's side's strings, constantly finding right-winger Willian and drifting striker Gabriel Jesus with sweeping passes although Switzerland managed to deal with the threat.


Mohamed Salah is not world-class, says Cheryshev

19 Jun, 2018

They were clearly shorn of creativity without talisman Salah, who coach Hector Cuper opted not to rush back into action after he recovered from a shoulder injury that he picked up in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in last month's Champions League final.


Colombia aiming for best ever World Cup

19 Jun, 2018

The Bayern Munich attacking midfielder is key to Colombia's chances of repeating their run to the quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil . Los Cafeteros booked their ticket to Russian Federation by finishing the South American qualifying group stage in the fourth place, collecting 27 points in 18 matches.


VAR goal-line technology help France as Pogba victor downs stubborn Australia

19 Jun, 2018

Australia quickly returned the favour when Mile Jedinak converted a penalty of his own moments later before an unfortunate own goal sealed victory for one of the tournament's favourites in the last ten minutes. First, Mbappe was denied from an acute angle by Mat Ryan before the Australia goalkeeper comfortably held a Pogba free-kick and Griezmann's half-volley from distance in quick succession.


Manchester United step up interest in Chelsea's Willian

19 Jun, 2018

Last season, Willian emerged as one of Chelsea's most consistent players, especially during the second half of the season. He would go on to be Manchester United's top scorer in his first campaign at the club, but the arrival of Jose Mourinho has seen the Frenchman's fortunes diminish.


Belgium's stars come out to shine in 2nd half against Panama

19 Jun, 2018

Although the insects are harmless enough, the swarms can be a distraction. No matter how many crackers are scored between now and the end, Mertens' strike will surely be up there with the best of them. For England , it is Gareth Southgate's first major tournament as coach but he has World Cup experience as a player, two games in 1998 and one was a 2-0 victory over Tunisia .


Rashford joins England training at World Cup base

19 Jun, 2018

It is a system that makes England well suited to counter-attacking and playing in high-tempo matches. England go into this summer's World Cup on a four-match winless run in the competition - but history suggests they can quickly buck the trend.


1 with title in Stuttgart

18 Jun, 2018

Federer, who has won 15 successive matches on grass since being beaten in his opening match in Stuttgart last June, knew he had to win on Saturday to knock Rafael Nadal off the top of the rankings. "There is a big difference between playing a semi and a final". However, first on his mind is the World Cup with Switzerland facing Brazil on Sunday night in Russian Federation.


Sri Lanka protest after ball-tampering accusations

18 Jun, 2018

The start of play yesterday was delayed until 10:50 am when the Sri Lanka players took the field along with the Windies batsmen, only for the visitors to walk off before a ball was bowled. The clause relates to altering the condition of the match ball. Steve Smith, along with David Warner, was handed a one-year ban from both domestic and worldwide cricket by Cricket Australia while batsman Bancroft was handed a nine-month suspension for their involvement in the incident .


Mickelson defends deliberately hitting moving ball

18 Jun, 2018

I wasn't going to have a shot. This is where golf gets into the weeds and the USGA's ruling is ... curious: The USGA determined Mickelson "made a stroke at a moving ball", but did not purposefully deflect or stop it. "I don't see how knowing the rules and using them is a manipulation". It's something you might see at our home course with your mates or something. "It was just a moment of madness, but nothing disrespectful", said Johnson.


Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

18 Jun, 2018

In a tight first half that saw Griezmann, teenager Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele fail to spark, it was the yellow-clad Aussie fans who have invaded the Tatar capital in recent days who had most to cheer about. France swarmed around the Australian goal but couldn't get near the Australian box as Griezmann tested Ryan with a drive from outside of the box.


Switzerland hold Brazil in another upset at Russian Federation 2018

18 Jun, 2018

Brazil had to settle for a point from their opening clash at the World Cup after being pegged back by Switzerland . Switzerland won't be a breeze, even if its No. The only Swiss man in there, Steven Zuber , has a free header. Switzerland saw plenty of the ball after the goal but lacked quality in the final third.


Saudi Arabia players facing 'a penalty' after World Cup defeat

17 Jun, 2018

It all worked out in the end. Africa will be eagerly awaiting the continent's first appearance as the Pharaohs of Egypt clash against South Americans Uruguay on Friday afternoon. "The opposing team really didn't have to make a huge effort to win this game", he said after a one-sided showing that marked a dream start for the home team in front of a capacity crowd.


Nadal beats own record with 11th French Open title

17 Jun, 2018

Dejected but gracious in defeat, Thiem told Nadal and the Philippe Chatrier court that his extended record for the most men's Grand Slam wins at any tournament was "one of the most awesome things in sport". "I'm confident that this was not my last Grand Slam finals, and that's my biggest goal, to get into the next one and then to do it better than today", he added.


U.S. Open 2018

17 Jun, 2018

Johnson was at 4-under 136, four shots ahead of Hoffman and Scott Piercy. "You know, the course played very tough". Woods spent the past two days strolling the same fairways as world No. McIlroy found his game too late to advance to the weekend, bowing out early for a third straight U.S. Open, but did not sound too shattered by his latest experience.


France striker Antoine Griezmann says 'it was a penalty' vs. Australia

17 Jun, 2018

Paul Pogba's late goal broke Australian resistance to give France a winning start in a Group C after they had earlier benefitted from a controversial VAR decision to score the game's opening goal. Peru will be stronger than Australia and we will have to be ready and Denmark will be stronger than Peru too. Australia delivered a gritty display that bodes well for its next two matches.


New York Knicks: Knicks shouldn’t go after Michael Porter Jr. in draft

17 Jun, 2018

According to multiple reports, Porter has canceled his second Pro Day workout due to an issue with his hip. The Knicks were high on Porter and hoped he would fall in the draft over those back concerns that forced the No. The prevailing thought is that unless National Basketball Association team doctors get access to Porter directly, he may see his draft stock plummet.


Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

17 Jun, 2018

Fellow Iranian national team member Alireza Jahanbakhsh also had a message of encouragement for Bouhaddouz, writing, "Aziz Bouhaddouz, keep your head up, old man, we are all professionals, so do not worry and stay positive". They are just football players. It was the second last-minute victor in today's World Cup action after Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez rose like a salmon to give Uruguay a winning start and break Egyptian hearts in Group A.


Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener

17 Jun, 2018

Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled before the first worldwide break, which is on the weekend of 8-9 September. Jose Mourinho is furious with the Premier League for giving Liverpool a more favourable series of fixtures than Manchester United following Champions League matches, according to reports.



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