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England manager Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder

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It is a far cry from life at City. Southgate has only lost two games since he was appointed - away to Germany on March 22 2017 and in France three months later. In relation to give-and-go tactics, as well as a superbly honed premiership champions squad of teammates. Sterling, who has a son Thiago Romeo with his fiancee Paige, says that after those hard days both he and his mum can be proud of where they are now. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open for the 2nd straight year

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Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are the only players in their 20s to have won multiple majors, at least for now. As Koepka emerged from a tightly bunched field on Sunday, Johnson simply couldn't keep pace. Open week, it's always nice to come back to this course ". "He's won every year he's been out here". "I'm sure there's nobody happier for me than Dustin", Koepka said. Read More »

World Cup match report Poland v Senegal 19 June 2018

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Poland vs Senegal is the second Group H 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer game on Tuesday and the second of three games on today's schedule . Firstly, an own goal by Poland's centre-half Thiago Cionek put Senegal on the lead before Mbaye Niang "controversial goal" doubled the Teranga Lions' lead on the 60th minute. Read More »

Russian Federation v Saudi Arabia

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But the team's reliance on the 32-year-old, who infamously went a staggering 43 Champions League matches without keeping a clean sheet over an 11-year span, speaks volumes about the home team's chances. A sad moment occurred in the twenty-third minute when Alan Dzagoev picked up an injury. He scored the fifth goal , provided two assists and showed some real quality in possession. Read More »

Harry Kane Saves the Day but England Look Static and Sloppy

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Certainly a nail-biter of a match for England fans! There's nothing like a last-minute victor to get football fans celebrating. "We've not talked about last night specifically, but we've had conversations about it previously". "It's part of the game", Kane told reporters post-match. The Three Lions fully deserved that win , but a moment of madness from Kyle Walker had seen an opening day win put in jeopardy. Read More »

USGA CEO admits US Open course was 'too tough'

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Johnson won his first major at the 2016 U.S. Open , but it is a bit different given it is at a different course each year. "We will admit there were some aspects of the set up where we went too far, in that well-executed shots were not rewarded and in some cases penalised". Read More »

Iran deserve level playing field - Queiroz

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino in Tehran on March 1. Iranian state television on June 15 showed fans singing and dancing, lighting firecrackers, and honking auto horns on the streets of the capital, Tehran , after the team's 1-0 victory in St. Read More »

Full time - Sweden 1 South Korea 0

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Korea initially looked as though they would offer more in an attacking sense early in the second half, with Kim Shin-wook guiding a left-sided cross into the side-netting of Robin Olsen 's goal. The Asians' coach Shin Tae-yong had no complaints about the penalty, and praised his team's battle with Sweden for aerial superiority. Asked if it is harder to deal with that responsibility while playing for South Korea than it is with Tottenham , he said the situations are not the same. Read More »

12 hilarious Arab reactions to Egypt's World Cup loss

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Having already routed Saudi Arabia 5-0, Russian Federation are likely to be celebrating a spot in the round of 16 by this evening and few could have seen that happening so soon. " Egypt has, I don't want to say the fastest, but I have to say, one of the fastest players in the world", transcription courtesy of the Liverpool Echo . Read More »

Mohamed Salah injury: Is Egypt star still anxious about shoulder problem?

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After Uruguay , Egypt will face Saudi Arabia and hosts, Russia. As in the early stages of the opening game, before Saudi Arabia's implosion, there was a sense that the ball was sticking, reducing further the pace of attacks. According to oddsmakers, Uruguay is a -179 favorite to win on the moneyline. With its traditional defensive tactics preferred by coach Hector Cuper , Egypt badly needs Salah and his goals to succeed. Read More »

Video Assistant Referee system used for 1st time in WC history

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With France's Group C match against Australia deadlocked, Paul Pogba threaded a pinpoint pass to Antoine Griezmann , who went down in the box following Joshua Risdon's challenge. "However, after the referee did not blow his whistle, I forgot about VAR - all the better for us [that it exists]". Against the Americans, they created all France's unsafe moves and played several clever one-two combinations. Read More »

Southgate announces England line-up for Tunisia clash

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It was his only sight of goal until injury time, when he was on hand to head home from close range following a corner that had been flicked on to the far post by Harry Maguire . However, Southgate is not concerned by any complacency setting in, insisting that England's supporting cast will be ready when required. "Everybody in Russian Federation has been really welcoming, everything they say about the country doesn't apply", the 50-year-old nurse told AFP. Read More »

Delph: "Pep helped me just as he has other City players"

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Having a laugh and a giggle hasn't been something that England teams have been known for over the past decade or so, when heavily hyped teams have failed to make much progress in any of the worldwide tournaments they have played. "We know how they like to play and we have a game plan which we hope will work", explained Delph at a press conference today. "It's very exciting if I'm being honest", Delph said. Read More »

Brooks Koepka might lack wins, but not hardware

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And at the end of the day, I got within one of winning, when I was so far back at the start of the day. Koepka double-bogeyed it on the way to an opening-round 75, but made three pars after that, including a crucial save from 8 ½ feet Sunday. Read More »

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

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He also could miss the game against Panama but return later in group play. Tension began before Sweden and South Korea even hit the field in Nizhny Novgorod. While England were preparing for their World Cup opener with Tunisia , their Group G rivals Belgium and Panama were facing off in Sochi. We're at peak form in life. Read More »

Luka Modric: 'Pressure is on Argentina'

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Spain tried to change the course of the game but we resisted well so we feel good about it", he said. Two decades later, the Croatian squad featuring Luka Modric , Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic and Mateo Kovacic, came to Russian Federation with high expectations and a halo of another "golden generation". Read More »

Mexico stuns champions Germany in major upset

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What seemed like fantasy is now possible. But Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez's pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards. Loew looked trendy cool in black trousers, black T-shirt and white sneakers, and Osorio resembled an academic in a white dress shirt with sleeves rolled up. Read More »

Koepka holds off Fleetwood for U.S. Open title

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Open was played past year at Erin Hills. "Obviously that's the putt that will play on your mind because that was the last shot you hit, and that was your chance", he said. After winning at Oakmont, Johnson missed the cut at Erin Hills a year ago. "I play a lot of golf and they reluctantly play with me on Father's Day, but this year we are here", the elder Mr. Read More »

Tony Finau finishes 5th at the 118th U.S. Open

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson had a meltdown of epic proportions during Round 3 - leading to a plus-17 mark heading into the final day of the event. Daniel Berger, Tony Finau , Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson were tied for the lead at 3-over entering the final round of U.S. Read More »

Lionel Messi 'hurt' by penalty miss in Argentina's draw with Iceland

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After surviving that scare, the thousands of Argentina fans who packed out the Spartak Stadium were dancing in the Moscow sunshine when Sergio Aguero put them ahead with a superb strike after 19 minutes. Peru's Paolo Guerrero will look to prove his drug-ban controversy is behind him in the other Group C game against the Danes. "It could have given us the lead and that could have changed the match", Messi said. Read More »

Nadal beats Thiem for record-extending 11th French Open title

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Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer , the world No. 2, skipped the clay court season to concentrate on Wimbledon, where he will be going for a ninth title. I had a long and mentally tough clay court season, of course, because I played nearly all the matches possible after coming from an injury. Whatever the issue was, Thiem could not earn the break back-giving up another one while serving down 4-2-and Nadal took the third set and the title. Read More »

US Open 2018: third round

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His putting remained to be a problem. "I played well", Lumsden said afterward. And no explanation about what has happened to a game that only a short while ago was good enough to win three major championships and make Spieth a prohibitive favorite every time he teed it up. Read More »

Phil Mickelson appears to putt moving ball at US Open

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The damage was done on Thursday, make no doubt about that. Daly, however, already had a reputation for being wild and unpredictable, whereas Mickelson's reputation as American golf's golden man has been cultivated over almost three decades of exemplary behavior on the course. Read More »

France and Australia goalless at halftime

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Earlier this week the Socceroos boss hinted at his dilemma, warning his players they could not be overawed by facing some of the world's most celebrated players. Deschamps is set to go straight to his young stars, 19-year-old Kilian Mbappe and 21-year-old Ousmane Dembele , working together in front of Antoine Griezmann . Read More »

Afghanistan not nervous ahead of realising test dream - Stanikzai

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Yamin Ahmadzai took Afghanistan's first Test wicket by dismissing Dhawan for 107, with Vijay (105) second to fall. There's also the question of which two to pick from Murali Vijay , KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan . According to another understanding reached last month, all teams touring India will now play one practice game against Afghanistan , an arrangement which will provide worldwide exposure to the team. Read More »

Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

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Russian Federation leads Group A on goal difference after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday (Friday NZT) in the tournament's first match . Uruguay are the toughest opponents for the north African team, and they will fancy their chances of advancing from Group A, which also includes Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

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Former professional tennis players Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft have questioned the tournament officials for allowing Rafa to get treatment for cramps in the middle of the match. The Spaniard edged an intense opening set, tightening his grip in the second. Nadal brushed aside Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 on Court Philippe Chatrier to add to his record haul at Roland Garros . Read More »

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui sacked two days before opening match

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He was waved off by a number of Spain's coaching team, though three will follow him to Real: Assistant Pablo Sanz, fitness coach Oscar Garro and mental coach Juan Carlos Alvarez Campillo. "We have been compelled to act". "We are the national team. We represent this emblem, these colors, our fans, a country", the Spain captain wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown

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Justify led all the way in achieving one of the sports world's toughest feats 45 years to the day that Secretariat won the Belmont by a record 31 lengths. Did you see him in the gate, he's standing so still", Smith said. Vino Rosso won his first two career starts late a year ago in impressive fashion before contesting two Kentucky Derby prep stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More »

Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semi final

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The two remaining men's quarterfinals were suspended in progress and will resume Thursday. On the other hand, del Potro also was involved in a rain-marred quarter-final against third seed Marin Cilic over the last two days. The first set had taken 57 minutes, in stiflingly humid conditions, but there was to be no let-up for the underdog in the second. Cecchinato said: "It was a special tournament for me". Read More »

Justify Triumphs in Belmont, Wins Triple Crown

His career in the American Classic races began in 1996, and in that time , he's amassed over 2800 wins in his career in the sport, which includes International Races. Baffert, head turned, watched his handiwork in HD with a small smile that refused go away. "They're just superior horses", he added. "And I am so happy for Mike Smith ". Read More »

Nadal overcomes nerves to meet del Potro in French Open semi-finals

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Robin Söderling, one of two players to beat him at Roland Garros (alongside Djokovic), made that call earlier in the week , and he should know. "I have a plan", a confident Thiem, who dispatched surprise package Marco Cecchinato 7-5 7-6 (10) 6-1 in the semi-finals on Friday, told reporters. Read More »