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Burger King apologizes for Russian World Cup pregnancy promotion


The advert promised women a reward for those who get " the best football genes " and " ensure the success of the Russian team for generations to come ". The Russian segment of the American company, Burger King, took their marketing campaign over the top in their attempt to crack a joke relevant to the ongoing World Cup. Read More »

Steve Nash Says Dwight Howard Getting Traded Isn't His Fault


Howard, who started 81 games for Charlotte last season and averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, has played for the Rockets, Hawks and Hornets over the past three seasons. While his skill set has been in decline over the last few year, Howard bounced back and had one of his best seasons in 2017-18 where he averaged almost 17 points, 13 rebounds and one block in 81 games. Read More »

Mayfield fires back at Cowherd’s unfair critique

This is just a couple days after Mayfield fired back at Cowherd on Twitter for another comment. The result was somewhat uncomfortable but also kind of interesting to see an athlete fire back at a professional sports take artist. Cowherd: Well, you did ... Despite Mayfield's consistently excellent play, Cowherd pointed to things like his size and character to detract him as an National Football League prospect and once deemed Mayfield "undraftable" because of his infamous February ... Read More »

Australia fall to lowest ICC ODI ranking in thirty four years


After losing the first two ODIs of the five-match series against the England cricket team, Australia have slipped to the sixth position in the latest ODI rankings, which were released by the International Cricket Council earlier today. He has managed the knee problem for several years, having had surgery in 2015. England will be hoping that these two quality all-rounders will be back in action for the high profile series against India, which starts next month. Read More »

Stokes, Woakes to miss T20 series against Australia and India


Brothers Sam and Tom Curran are set to make history for England after both being named in the England T20 squad for the upcoming series against India and Australia, according to Espncricinfo . All-rounder Ben Stokes will also be with the squad throughout the series as he continues his rehabilitation from a torn left hamstring. As expected, Chris Woakes is not yet fit after tearing his thigh and having an injection in a knee injury which England have described as "chronic". Read More »

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium thrash Panama


After riding its defensive strength through a scoreless first half, Panama ultimately fell to Belgium's superior quality, 3-0. The first half, in particular, was uninspiring and turgid, notable for Belgium's scarcity of ideas in the final third. Read More »

Phil Mickelson finally issues apology for deliberately hitting moving ball


Mickelson later told reporters he anxious his putt was going to roll off the green entirely, so he determined a two-stroke penalty would be a preferable outcome. I've had multiple times where I've wanted to do that. "Phil knows the rules", Spieth told the media in Cromwell, Conn. Dave Shedloski of GolfWorld shared a message from Mickelson, who said he's embarrassed and disappointed for what happened on the course at Shinnecock Hills. Read More »

After electric year, Trae Young awaits the draft's call | AP sports


The pick, acquired from the Celtics in exchange for Kyrie Irving last summer, is Altman's most valuable asset regardless of how scenarios with LeBron James develop. And also I think, maybe he's a little too-pure a version of Steph- unconscious type of shooting. "He feels more like an Eddie House where he might have big games, but the turnovers, lack of size, lack of defense". Read More »

Minnesota gets regular stop on the PGA Tour


The PGA Tour is also adding an event in Detroit for 2019 , which will likely wind up in the other vacant spot on the schedule. The event will be called the 3M Open, officials announced on Monday. "If you're friends, it's a lot easier". Together, over the past 25 years, the 3M Championship has raised more than $26 million for Minnesotans and their families to lead healthier, fuller lives. Read More »

Red Bull confirm Honda switch for 2019


At the same time, Red Bull has publicly expressed displeasure of the lack of pace of its Renault power units, which is said to have been a key reason for it struggling to match title rivals Mercedes and Ferrari . Ricciardo, 28, is interested in a move to Mercedes or Ferrari , but it is probable that Valtteri Bottas will be retained alongside Lewis Hamilton by the former. Read More »

Ahmed Shehzad fails dope test


Shehzad played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the tournament, collecting 372 runs at an average of 74.40. Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad tested positive for a dope test, sources informed Geo News on Wednesday. The opener, who is struggling to hit form, may be banned for three months or more if he is found guilty of doping violations, according to PCB's sources. Read More »

Cilic gears up for Wimbledon with strong Queen´s opener

The 22-year-old has made good progress over the last 12 months, surging to his current high ranking of 79, but was found wanting against the three-time grand slam champion, who won 6-2 6-3 in only 56 minutes. "I didn't start playing to win Wimbledon or get to number one in the world". But this one win has already boosted Wawrinka 40 places in the ranks, and should he go on and win the title, it would catapult him back inside the top 100. Read More »

Ayesha Curry's new Houston restaurant slammed by Rockets fans


Rockets fans are not taking their shortened postseason lightly. Go back to California and leave the real bbq to the pros. International Smoke , Curry's barbecue joint to be located in the 800 block of Sorella Court in west Houston , has not opened its doors to any customers, but that fact hasn't stopped many from leaving reviews on the restaurant's Yelp page. Read More »

France vs Peru - Preview, Live Match | 21 Jun 2018


Guerrero, Peru's captain, had a 14-month drug ban lifted so he could play in Russian Federation after the captains of rivals Australia, Denmark and France wrote to Fifa asking it to lift the ban . We tried to analyse things together and what we need to improve. France can book their place in the knockout stages if they beat Peru on Thursday and Hugo Lloris wants his team-mates to go "beyond their capacity" in Russian Federation. Read More »

England midfielder Alli nursing thigh strain


Marcus Rashford's name, rather than Sterling, was pictured on the note playing in the front two alongside captain Harry Kane. That would suggest the Manchester City forward will start on the substitutes' bench. Panama lost their first match 3-0 to Belgium and, even if fit, Gareth Southgate may consider it unnecessary to risk Alli's fitness in Nizhny Novgorod. Read More »

Juventus move best for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer - father


Crespo - who played for the Biancocelesti between 2000 and 2002 - is impressed with Milinkovic-Savic's physicality and thinks he would be the flawless fit for the Premier League . "I've told him many times that Juventus would be flawless for him, the ideal club", said Milinkovic. "In Turin there is a prestigious club with multiple trophies that has been dominating the scene for years". Read More »

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy happy at Huddersfield Town


France were fortunate to claim a 2-1 win against Australia in their opening game and key striker Olivier Giroud hopes the Socceroos are rewarded for their efforts with progression to the knockout stages. That style is pretty much what the Socceroos will be aiming for against a Danish outfit boasting midfielder Christian Eriksen and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel , two bonafide stars of the Premier League. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association speaks on refereeing, VAR


Controversial incidents include Brazil pleading in vain that a foul was committed ahead of Switzerland's 1-1 equalizer against them; and England calling for a penalty during their 2-1 against Tunisia . The main event of the match was the first in the history of the world Cup use video replay system VAR with which the match andrés Cunha has appointed a penalty in gate "Socceroos". Read More »

Neymar leaves training session after 15 minutes


But after not overly impressing in the team's World Cup debut against Switzerland , there has been a further set back. "Neymar was a complete disaster", he said ( via Marca )."He did not have an acceptable game and should have been substituted. Read More »

Will Lionel Messi's World Cup dream come to an end tonight?


We are getting a good price on the draw and it is a fair result so it is the wager which I am going to suggest for this game. Argentina is at the other end of the pressure spectrum. Dalic added that he would not make any special plans for Messi as "no single player can stop him". Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero are expected to retain their spots, with the latter scoring in the opening game, meaning Gonzalo Higuain is again set for a place on the bench alongside the likes of Paulo Dybala ... Read More »

Phillie Phanatic injures fan with flying hot dog at Citizens Bank Park


And while it was the first time a fan was injured by a flying hot dog in Philadelphia , it's not completely unheard of. McVay was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a small hematoma in her eye, along with soreness and bruises. Per the report, the Phillies did reach out to McVay to apologize and "the Phanatic feels awful about what happened" (although we're not exactly sure how he explained that sentiment). Read More »

Rakitic: Nobody is prouder to represent Argentina than Messi

The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday's crucial Group D clash desperate for three points after a disappointing 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland in their first outing in Russian Federation. Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that this game ends in a draw. "It will be great if we can reach the final but I am not very confident", he said. Read More »

World Cup match report Poland v Senegal 19 June 2018


Senegal previously, under the leadership of captain Aliou Cisse , reached quarter-finals of the tournament back in 2002 which also happens to be their only World Cup appearance. Despite being, arguably, the best African team at the 2018 World Cup-led by star players like Sadio Mané, Kalidou Koulibaly , and Cheikhou Kouyaté-they were widely considered to be underdogs against Robert Lewandowski's Poland . Read More »

England midfielder Dele Alli suffers minor thigh strain


Alli will not train for the next 2-3 days as the England physios treat the problem and sources have told ESPN FC that is too soon to say whether he will be fit to face Panama in Nizhny-Novgorod on Sunday, when a win will nearly certainly confirm a place in the last 16 for Southgate's men. Read More »

Egypt Coach Cuper Blames Salah Injury For Poor Results in Russian Federation

Egypt's fans all over the world were quick to express their thoughts on social media, beginning with Ahmed Fathy, who scored into Egypt's own goal in the 47th minute of the game. Russia's Artem Dzyuba celebrates scoring their third goal with Aleksandr Samedov. But ahead of tonight's World Cup clash, Salah's profile has been dismissed as his opponents look to get in his head. Read More »

Japan beat 10-man Colombia in another World Cup upset


Senegal's coach Aliou Cisse's celebration when his team scored the winning goal against Poland in their World Cup opening game has become an internet sensation. Japan soccer fans are pictured ahead of a match against Colombia in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, on June 19, 2018. Argentine network TyC Sports shared a video of the kind act, saying that instead of celebrating the victory Senegalese fans showed respect by cleaning up their sector. Read More »

Andres Cunha to officiate Iran vs Spain


The second half saw Spain attack with more intent but it was a stroke of luck that saw them take the lead in the 54th minute. Spain was mostly unsafe from set-pieces, including in the 25th minute when a free kick from David Silva that took a deflection was stopped by Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand. Read More »

Iran vs Spain | 20 Jun 2018

Although he refuses to take Carlos Queiroz's Asian heavyweights for granted, the 34-year-old Iniesta is intent on lifting a second World Cup trophy to add to the pair of European Championship titles he won with Spain in 2008 and 2012. Read More »

Mexico World Cup celebrations trigger quake sensors


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. " Mexico needs to shout", he said , jumping up and down. Martha González, a 30-year resident of El Paso, Texas, is being credited with helping the Mexican national soccer team beat Germany in the World Cup thanks to a viral video showing her blessing her favorite team. Read More »

Prospect Luka Doncic wins Spanish ACB title, expected to attend NBA Draft


It's unsurprising to hear then that one team in the top three picks of the draft is looking at taking him. Doncic's elevation within the Hawks organization reflects a leaguewide belief that Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III could go 1-2 to Phoenix and Sacramento , respectively, to open the draft, league sources said. Read More »

Japan and Senegal Supporters Filmed Cleaning World Cup Stadiums


Denis Cheryshev, with his third goal of the World Cup, and striker Artyom Dzyuba then scored in quick succession before Salah won and converted a consolation penalty in his first game back after 3 1/2 weeks out with a shoulder injury. Halilhodzic had led the side to their sixth consecutive World Cup finals but concerns about the direction the team was going prompted the JFA to replace him with Akira Nishino, giving the new coach 71 days to prepare the side for Russian Federation. Read More »

ICC Announces Plan for World Test Championship and ODI League

The International Cricket Council released the schedule for the new test championship and ODI qualification league on Wednesday, which for the Black Caps will start with two tests in Sri Lanka in August next year. All sides will play eight series - capped at three-match spectacles - over a two-year cycle and the highest ranked seven sides will directly qualify for the World Cup. Read More »

Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open


The Mickelson meltdown occurred on the 13th as the garlanded left-hander was playing his third round in the company of the Englishman, Andrew "Beef" Johnston. And Mickelson should know there's no place for that kind of behaviour on any golf course, much less in the national championship. I watched the replay 10 times and my jaw dropped every time. Read More »