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Russians make giant Lionel Messi cake to mark Argentine star's 31st birthday

Russians make giant Lionel Messi cake to mark Argentine star's 31st birthday Croatia were able to stand and watch as Argentina fell apart before their eyes in the second round of Group D matches and now Jorge Sampaoli is left with the question of how to get the best out of Lionel Messi against Nigeria. But there's still lots to play for going into the final group game after Iceland were defeated 2-0 by Nigeria. "His dream is to win a World Cup ". [Full Article...]

Salah apologises to Egypt fans

Salah apologises to Egypt fans Mohamed Salah put aside his highly publicized troubles to score another World Cup goal . "I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team". Egypt ended their World Cup campaign on Monday with a 2-1 loss to fellow Arab country Saudi Arabia, suffering defeats in all three games in their group in the tournament. [Full Article...]

James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James

James Harden wins 2018 NBA MVP over Anthony Davis, LeBron James It bothered him. Harden wanted the recognition he felt he deserved. Despite missing 26 games with two knee injuries , Gobert returned to lead the Jazz to a second-round playoff appearance as the fifth seed in the Western Conference. Australian guard Ben Simmons has been named Rookie of the Year. "I'd like to thank my family, to start off with", Simmons said. When the time comes to make a ... [Full Article...]

Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot

Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot After a pulsating soccer game watched by 40,000 fans, a stadium is generally left strewn with food wrappers, drinks containers and other bits of trash, leaving cleaning staff a daunting task. He alluded to the "character" that Colombia showed in the first half at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, after going down to 10 men and conceding a penalty that Japan converted. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Play For Pride In Group A Dead Rubber

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Play For Pride In Group A Dead Rubber Fahad Al-Muwallad missed the first penalty after El Hadary dived correctly to get a hand on the ball and push the Levante forward's shot onto the crossbar. 36% of Saudi Arabia's goals at the World Cup have been scored from the penalty spot (4 of 11). As goal keeper, Essam El Hadary is recorded the oldest goalkeeper . [Full Article...]

Germany's Hummels fit but Rudy a doubt for South Korea clash

Germany's Hummels fit but Rudy a doubt for South Korea clash Hummels missed Saturday's dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden through injury, but was able to return to training on Monday. "Our defensive players have lost confidence and that's very unfortunate, he said". The 22-year-old was also their biggest threat against the Koreans and who set up Javier Hernandez's goal in the second half which clinched the points, although Son Heung-min struck a late consolatio... [Full Article...]

Brazil strikes late at last

Brazil strikes late at last They will qualify for the last 16 with a draw against Costa Rica , who have already been eliminated, in their final game. Brazil had been thwarted on multiple occasions in the second period, with Gabriel Jesus hitting the crossbar and Keylor Navas saving from Neymar , who was once more centre stage when his successful penalty appeal was overturned upon review from the video assistant refer... [Full Article...]

Argentina fans filmed fighting at World Cup detained by Russian police

Argentina fans filmed fighting at World Cup detained by Russian police We are not here to watch him playing. "We're going to defend our honour", he told Venezuelan TV channel Telesur. Iceland won their World Cup qualifying group ahead of Croatia , thanks in no small part to a dramatic 1-0 victory secured by Hordur Magnusson's 90th-minute goal at the Nordic country's home stadium, Laugardalsvollur, 12 months ago. [Full Article...]

Nick Kyrgios simulates sex act during Queen’s Club loss to Marin Cilic

Nick Kyrgios simulates sex act during Queen’s Club loss to Marin Cilic The deadlock in that was broken at 4-4 when, on a second deuce, Cilic used his enormous wingspan to hit a miraculous forehand victor down the line to set up a break point, which was converted when Djokovic netted a straightforward backhand. [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate: ‘We wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for anyone’

Gareth Southgate: ‘We wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for anyone’ Harry Kane and John Stones both scored twice and Jesse Lingard also found the back of the net with a stunning strike from distance before the break. "Always enjoy the good moments in your life because you never know what's around the corner". Not many players get to score a hat-trick in the World Cup . [Full Article...]

Senegal drawing 1-1 with Japan at halftime

Senegal drawing 1-1 with Japan at halftime The Panamanians will compete hard but eventually England should break them down and secure qualification for the knockout stages. It's all very tight in Group H . "He contributes a lot to the team and hopefully he can have a performance (against Senegal ) like the one he gave against Colombia ". In Mane, the Africans have a player who can win a match on his own. [Full Article...]

England v Australia: Hosts make record 481-6 in 242-run victory

England v Australia: Hosts make record 481-6 in 242-run victory England couldn't manage much in the last few overs, but they ended with the highest ODI score and the second highest list A cricket score of 481 for 6 in 50 overs, the BBC reported. The game of cricket was always defined by the battle between willow and cherry but off late, it has been more about the former and it won't be good for the game in the long run. [Full Article...]

Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move

Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move Chelsea will slowly need to phase out Willian who will soon turn 30 and Pedro who is already over 30 and will have to bring in fresh legs to revamp their attacking third. And it is believed Sarri has identified his former striker as a prime transfer target for when he takes over at Stamford Bridge. His return over the last two seasons is nothing short of impressive, with Mertens directly contri... [Full Article...]

Spain coach Fernando Hierro warns players to take nothing for granted

Spain coach Fernando Hierro warns players to take nothing for granted Collective sighs ran through the La roja Camp and fans in stands as the goal was nullified and they were confirmed to be still leading the game. But it was cruel on Iran and fortunate for Costa as the Atletico Madrid striker fired the ball against Ramin Rezaeian but it deflected back off the Spain player and into goal. [Full Article...]

Senegal fans celebrate victory over Poland by cleaning the stadium

Senegal fans celebrate victory over Poland by cleaning the stadium You could say they had a stake after all the co-hosted the championship with Korea, but African representatives Senegal who only Tuesday showed class by being the first African country competing in Russian Federation to win a match re-enacted what Japanese fans did four years ago by cleaning up the stadium 40 minutes after their match against Poland. [Full Article...]

Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama

Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama Appealing to his CBS and Sky One audience - and those watching on YouTube of course - the players each speak to the camera, ranging from Jess Lingard listing U.S. Harry Kane may not have been at his very best against Tunisia but he proved to be the decisive figure notching two crucial goals. "But you have to stay calm in them situations and I've had it before, so it wasn't sort of a shock to ... [Full Article...]

Hornets reportedly agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

Hornets reportedly agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov The 32-year-old eight-time All-Star clearly isn't his vintage self, but he showed he still has something to offer. Howard's just a piece of the puzzle, no longer a centerpiece. The Nets landed Mozgov last summer as a part of their trade for the Los Angeles' Lakers D'Angelo Russell. Howard will be 33 in December and is set to play for his fourth team in four seasons. [Full Article...]

Mickelson swats moving ball with putter

Mickelson swats moving ball with putter Open, the lone event he needs to win to complete the career grand slam of golf's four majors. 'At that time, I just didn't feel like going back and forth and hitting the same shot over. Rickie Fowler, who played alongside Mickelson in the final round, felt Mickelson had not been guilty of a breach of etiquette, adding: "It just shows you how borderline that pin [on 13] could be". [Full Article...]

Cavs Offering Kevin Love and No. 8 Pick for Kawhi Leonard

Cavs Offering Kevin Love and No. 8 Pick for Kawhi Leonard Now, PG-13 is an unrestricted free agent with a massive personal decision on the horizon. During his lone season in San Antonio , Gay served in a reserve capacity for the first time in his 11-year National Basketball Association career. Would San Antonio trade a player like that when he's still under contract and they can offer him more money than any other team in 2019 free agency? Accordi... [Full Article...]

Mo Salah scores but Russia thumps Egypt

Mo Salah scores but Russia thumps Egypt The 26-year-old made his first appearance since being withdrawn as Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the showpiece fixture of Europe's premier cup competition, claiming a place in Hector Cuper's starting line-up. They came in their droves, excited about their team having one of the very best players in the world. "Would I prefer to see Salah play or not?" Egypt's third and final ... [Full Article...]


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