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England thrash Panama to move into last 16 with Belgium

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This result means England moves onto the Round of 16s and will play Belgium in their final group stage match to see who will be the leaders of Group G . England are now top of the group, despite the two countries having the same number of points, goal difference and goals scored. Panama's coach Hernan Dario Gomez seemed relaxed about that task though as he led a nation who were simply happy to have made it to the finals in Russian Federation. Read More »

Top spot up for grabs for Spain, Portugal

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We can't afford to relax. "I don't think we can start second guessing or speculating about what Morocco are going to do", said Hierro. Ronaldo against Spain was one of the all-time great individual World Cup performances, single-handedly nicking a point from an opposition that had collectively outclassed them. Read More »

Neymar explains tears of joy after Brazil win, writing 'Talk is cheap'

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The Selecao starting line up for their game against Costa Rica on Friday afternoon will be unchanged from their disappointing draw with Switzerland last Sunday, and that means Neymar will start despite ongoing injury concerns. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16. He faced the most devoted of markers in Costa Rica´s Cristian Gamboa , the Brazilian spending most of the half hopping over scything tackles or dodging past a barging shoulder. Read More »

Motorsports Hamilton wins French Grand Prix

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Behind Vettel, Verstappen and Ricciardo will line-up in fourth and fifth. Hamilton trails Vettel (121) by one point at the top of the standings heading into the race. Bottas took a left rear puncture and also pitted for the soft tyres, with the pair now at the back off the field. Vettel was given a five-second penalty for causing the collision, but still finished two places ahead of Bottas. Read More »

Granit Xhaka's Wonder Goal Against Serbia

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As such, it seemed entirely predictable that at least one of the three Swiss stars would plot Serbia's downfall, derailing their World Cup campaign. The fact that this happened in a match against Serbia was doubly incendiary due to the ongoing political conflicts between Albanians and Serbs. Both players pointedly celebrated their goals by making a double eagle gesture with their hands to represent the Albanian flag, with which many people in Kosovo identify. Read More »

Lewis lays down early marker in hunt for Vettel

However, team-mate Bottas posted a session-best sector three time to snatch top spot by a tenth. "It is going to be close all season". Hamilton will start the race on the supersoft tyres, as will Bottas and the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo . Read More »

Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh hit tons as Australia post 310

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Just two days after England posted a record one-day worldwide total of 481/6 against Australia at Trent Bridge , the visitors will have to pull themselves together and line up at the Riverside Ground for the fourth ODI. Earlier, the record for making the highest score in one-day cricket was also on the name of England . The World Cup holders, depleted by a raft of key absences, are operating at a tempo from yesteryear - while England , top of the worldwide rankings and ... Read More »

#CM2018 : Mbappé marque son premier but en Coupe du Monde

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Mission accomplie pour Didier Deschamps et ses hommes. Sans doute l'un des buts les plus simples de sa jeune carrière, l'attaquant du PSG n'ayant qu'a poussé dans le but vide une frappe contrée d'Olivier Giroud , mais également l'un des plus importants. Read More »

Panama to maintain starting lineup unchanged against England, says coach Gomez

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A bemused Gareth Southgate subsequently stated that "our media has to decide if they want to help the team or not" and Lampard has weighed in with his reservations about the media's decision to leak the image. Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez also played down the gaffe, saying that it doesn't give his team "any advantage", despite seeming to reveal that Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli would make way for Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek respectively. Read More »

Senegal President Sall to support World Cup team in Russian Federation

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The World Cup is always an opportunity for nations to share their own unique approach to the handsome game, celebration in victory and the grief of defeat. "Fair play bit of class shown here". We should drop him immediately. Egypt's Tarek Hamed, left, and Russia's Alexander Golovin compete for the ball during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Read More »

Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

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Neymar arched back as if losing his balance before falling theatrically to the ground. For most of a sunny afternoon in Saint Petersburg , the world's most expensive player battled against his own lack of match sharpness, an inspired Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal and referee Bjorn Kuipers . Read More »

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in National Basketball Association draft

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Ayton will have a teammate that ranked top-five in Usage Rate last season in Devin Booker , but it shouldn't take long before the rookie becomes the team's No. "We're very hungry", Ayton said. In fact, 11 of 14 players selected in this year's lottery are 19 or younger. He is wearing suit shorts, similar to what LeBron James wore to a couple NBA Finals games and Draymond Green donned for last year's NBA Awards. Read More »

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

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

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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 »