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Belgium knocks soccer powerhouse Brazil out of World Cup

Belgium knocks soccer powerhouse Brazil out of World Cup If Belgium " s first goal in the 13th minute had an element of luck - the ball going into the net off Fernandinho's shoulder from a corner - the second in the 31st minute was a shining example of counter-attacking football. "Randomness happened and it was cruel to us", Brazil coach Tite said. Martinez admitted his Belgium players had to be "brave" when adopting his change of tactics against ... [Full Article...]

Belgium Boss Defends His Tactics Surrounding Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne

Belgium Boss Defends His Tactics Surrounding Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne Belgium reached the quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil and the semi-finals in 1986 when they were beaten by a Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina. Kevin De Bruyne is best known for creating goals for his teammates - the reigning Premier League assist king had 16 helpers this season (20 in all competitions) - but he scores a fair few goals of his own (12 across all comps in 2017-18). [Full Article...]

Madison Keys latest seed to suffer surprise exit

Madison Keys latest seed to suffer surprise exit When rain forced the tie to be postponed on Wednesday, Cilic was leading by two sets against an opponent who had never won a match at Wimbledon before this year. "But I knew if I took my chances today, I could do well". Cilic last bowed out in the second round in 2013. Unseeded American Taylor Fritz also unexpectedly took a 2-1 lead over world No. [Full Article...]

Vettel hits the front, Verstappen hits the wall

Vettel hits the front, Verstappen hits the wall The Haas cars of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finished in fourth and fifth respectively, ahead of the Force India cars of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez. "It's my mistake. Do what you can", replied Mercedes strategist James Vowles. It meant the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen emerged ahead of the Brit when he eventually had to pit a few laps later. [Full Article...]

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarter-finals

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarter-finals After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown football's best player finally seems open to third parties after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left the World Cup early. That's why I'm here. "I am here to win and I hope I can improve". "First of all, congratulations to Brazil ". "We tried many different tactics: surrounding him, creating situations for him". [Full Article...]

Croatia put in the hard yards ahead of Russian Federation quarter-final

Croatia put in the hard yards ahead of Russian Federation quarter-final Brazil are 11/10 to win on Friday, with the draw at 12/5 and Belgium at 13/5. In the other match in England's half of the draw, host nation Russian Federation - riding a wave of euphoria after their shock win against 2010 winners Spain - face a Croatia side inspired by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in Sochi on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in 2-1 World Cup game

Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in 2-1 World Cup game First, Lionel Messi's Argentina departed following an incredible goal-fest with France , before Uruguay edged out Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal . Ronaldo singled out Neymar as a potential victor - noting that he himself won the Federation Internationale de Football Association award after an injury-hit season that peaked with Brazil's World Cup title. [Full Article...]

'It would be just great': Matuidi on playing with Cristiano Ronaldo

'It would be just great': Matuidi on playing with Cristiano Ronaldo He has not talked about his club future since joining Portugal for the World Cup. "We have not spoken recently, but I know him well enough to tell you that he is a very generous man, who does not give up on anything, and I know that he will do everything, right up until the last moment to be on the pitch", Matuidi added. [Full Article...]

Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter

Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter The Europeans have in fact fired first-half blanks on three occasions now, against Brazil, Serbia and Sweden respectively; their only strike within the first 45 minutes came against minnows Costa Rica after the nation had already guaranteed their qualification to the knock-out rounds. [Full Article...]

Colombia star James still a chance for England clash

Colombia star James still a chance for England clash If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Colombia vs. England match - and all World Cup matches during that weeklong period - streamed live at no charge. Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham H... [Full Article...]

Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series

Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series Now that they are relaxed in the mind, Kohli says India are more than ready for the England tour which comprise three T20s, an equal number of ODIs followed by a five-Test series that begins in August and will run into mid-September. It is pleasurable to beat a good team in their own conditions. Jos Buttler has been in some ominous form and will look to stamp his authority on the Indians. [Full Article...]

Federer opens Wimbledon defence in style

Federer opens Wimbledon defence in style The American returns to the tournament for the first time since claiming a seventh title in 2016 having missed previous year to give birth to her daughter. Sam Querrey , who lost to Cilic in the semifinals previous year, had a similarly comfortable start as he beat Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. [Full Article...]

Brazil vs. Mexico - Football Match Report

Brazil vs. Mexico - Football Match Report Mexican soccer fans react after the soccer match, Zocalo Square, Mexico City, Mexico July 2, 2018 . 'We lost our style due to the referee giving too much stoppage time. Juan Carlos Osorio named Rafa Marquez, 39, as captain to make it five World Cups the veteran defender had skippered his country, but he was removed for Miguel Layun at half-time, with Brazil ending the first half on top. [Full Article...]

Neymar unfazed by critics after sweet and sour display downs Mexico

Neymar unfazed by critics after sweet and sour display downs Mexico Mexican Miguel Layun came to take the ball and sneakily put his toe on Neymar's ankle. "They talked a lot but now they're going home". "He was down and I touched him looking for the ball, I know all about his talents but I also know his tricks". [Full Article...]

Mercedes explains 'painful' Hamilton VSC blunder in Austrian GP

Mercedes explains 'painful' Hamilton VSC blunder in Austrian GP Hamilton was in front from the start but lost his lead following a tactical mistake by his team, which did not pit him under a virtual safety auto while most other teams took the opportunity to switch to soft tires. "We were going flat out, and going flat out means you are overheating the surface of the tyre, and that causes the blistering". We will pick ourselves up in the next days, learn from o... [Full Article...]

Germany's Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit

Germany's Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit Germany qualified for Russian Federation with a ideal record of 10 wins, but Hummels said the team had not played well since they wrapped up qualification late past year. That's when South Korea stepped up. Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to top Group E and cruise through to a last-16 meeting with Mexico . Sweden won the group and will play Switzerland on Tuesday in St. [Full Article...]

With LeBron, Lakers suddenly a betting favorite

With LeBron, Lakers suddenly a betting favorite This time, it took about 20 hours. Stephenson, 27, is known as a LeBron antagonist, but James has never had a personal issue with the defensive guard, sources say. McGee and the Lakers reached an agreement on a one-year deal, worth the minimum, league sources tell ESPN . And that's OK. The Sixers still have a bright future, even brighter now he's made the trek out West. [Full Article...]

Warriors to 'explore their free-agent chances with' DeAndre Jordan

Warriors to 'explore their free-agent chances with' DeAndre Jordan The 29-year-old has spent all 10 of his National Basketball Association seasons with the Clippers . Jordan averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds last season with the Clippers, his 5th straight year averaging a double-double. For starters, the Clippers don't have the necessary cap space. Back in 2015 Jordan had agreed to join Dallas, then, all of a sudden, he changed his mind. [Full Article...]

What Lakers will try to do now after LeBron James coup

What Lakers will try to do now after LeBron James coup The Sixers , meanwhile, were able to secure a meeting with LeBron's representatives in Los Angeles this afternoon. But if the four-time MVP ultimately chooses to abandon his team, antacid purveyor TUMS is here to help. In Cleveland, ticket broker Mark Klang of Amazing Tickets said he anticipated that the tickets he held for next season would lose 60 percent of their value, the same thing that hap... [Full Article...]

Did Cavs troll Kyrie Irving in revealing Collin Sexton's number?

Did Cavs troll Kyrie Irving in revealing Collin Sexton's number? Cavs general manager Koby Altman said the Cavs expected to keep Sexton, rather than include him in a trade this summer, and believed he would be a starting-caliber player from day one. Among the other things, Altman said Thursday team owner Dan Gilbert is committed to winning another championship and will "spare no expense" when it comes to financially backing a squad capable of doing just ... [Full Article...]


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