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Muguruza loses, Kvitova advances in Birmingham


Many fans will cast their mind back to the big loss at the Australian Open in 2016, where Muguruza managed just five games and in their most recent completed match, Strycova routed Spaniard with the loss of just one game, so mentally Strycova had something to work with going into this Birmingham encounter. Read More »

NBA Draft 2018 Luka Doncic supermodel mum steals show


Coming off a long and busy season in Spain with Real Madrid , they'd prefer not to wear him out. With the fourth draft pick, the Memphis Grizzlies chose Jaren Jackson Jr . Shortly thereafter, the high-powered trade was announced that the Mavs were sending Young and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick to Atlanta for Doncic. Read More »

Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden


We've been watching video footage of England and they're a very tactical outfit, they recover ball possession very quickly, they speed up play very quickly and have a one-touch approach that is wonderful. Insane as it seems, all four teams still have a chance to advance on the final day. If you didn't catch his efforts against Germany, then take a look at the above. Read More »

Johnson falls back into four-way tie for U.S. Open lead


Open winners. However, playing with the lead at the start of the final round meant that Koepka was under pressure. "I haven't gotten fired yet", he said after the third round. That's when it all started going to hell, and that's why the final pairing Sunday will be Daniel Berger and Tony Finau . In any case, Koepka had it covered. Read More »

Svi Mykhailiuk going to the Lakers


The 6-foot-11 power forward was selected with the Lakers' only first-round pick at No. 25. However, Beilein has taken several athletes who were much less heralded than Wagner out of high school and has molded them into professionals as well. Read More »

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku says it is now or never for golden generation


Although both goals were tidy finishes from the former Chelsea and Everton player, many chose to praise him for his act of sportsmanship midway through half. With two goals in each of his first two games, Lukaku joined an elite goal-scoring club with Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed that Lukaku is now playing with confidence. Read More »

Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

Neymar rounded on his critics and defended his emotional reaction to scoring in Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica after he broke down in tears at the final whistle. Neymar went to ground when tussling for the ball with Giancarlo Gonzalez , when the game was still goalless, with referee Bjorn Kuipers going back on his original decision after replays suggested the forward had tumbled too easily. Read More »

Hazard, Lukaku Goals Put Belgium in Control Against Tunisia


For Tunisia , Dylan Bronn and Wahbi Khazri found the net. Coach Roberto Martinez will probably stick with the same game plan he used against Panama, asking his players to pay specific attention to dead ball situations, as many goals have been scored in this manner at this World Cup . Read More »

Not my finest moment - Mickelson issues apology after U.S. Open controversy


His putt slid past the hole and was headed down and likely off the green when he trotted toward the ball and hit it back and off the hole. He escaped disqualification and racked up a 10 after a two-shot penalty for hitting a moving ball, eventually signing for an 81 that wrecked his chances of completing the career Grand Slam this year. Read More »

Sami Khedira handed fake boarding pass for Germany squad

Toni Kroos' last-minute victor for Germany against Sweden later on Saturday means Mexico need a point against Sweden in their final group match to guarantee progress. With Germany getting in behind Sweden's full backs at will and fizzing passes across the box, it looked like a matter of time before they scored, but Toivonen's goal gave Sweden breathing space. Read More »

Thiago Silva Unhappy With What Neymar Did During Costa Rica Win


Two stoppage time goals from Phillipe Coutinho and Neymar were enough for Brazil to beat Costa Rica in a Group E match of the World Cup . For the most part, they were frustrated by their South American rivals, with Neymar receiving a yellow card for slamming the ball into the ground, when his emotions got to him. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton admits England game against Panama will be a distraction


The four-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 30.029 seconds to grab the 75th pole position of his career ahead of Bottas, giving himself a ideal chance to regain the initiative in the title race in Sunday's race. "Obviously it would have helped us in Montreal, but we are here now and now we are in the first row, so for sure that's good". However, the team had been tight lipped about whether these parts were the new specification. Read More »

Phoenix Suns: 2018 NBA Draft grades


The first two picks in the draft went as expected - Deandre Ayton to the Phoenix Suns , and Marvin Bagley III to the Sacramento Kings . Player introductions, which were done for the first (and hopefully last) time in draft history last night, should've been the first sign of botched coverage. Read More »

Brand 'Messi' unblemished by poor World Cup


Lionel Messi and Argentina absolutely imploded in Novgorod, falling 3-0 at the hands of Croatia who punched their ticket to the knockout stages. "Ronaldo is able to play with a certain amount of freedom that Messi frankly doesn't have because he's already cemented his place as Portugal's best-ever player". Read More »

Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate


Group G outsiders Panama are up next for England on the back of their 3-0 defeat to Belgium. A thigh injury to Dele Alli looks set to keep him out of the match, while a leaked team sheet appeared to show Raheem Sterling would also be left out of the match against Hernan Dario Gomez's side, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek starting in midfield and Marcus Rashford partnering Kane in attack. Read More »

Lukaku, Hazard power Belgium to brink of World Cup last 16


Martínez added: "It was a knock that he had late in the first half and he tried to play through it and he couldn't". "This might be the last tournament for our generation because a few players are going to retire so we're playing for them and trying to leave a bit of history", Lukaku told BBC Radio 5 live. Read More »

Spurs rebuff Lakers on potential Kawhi trade


According to ESPN , the Lakers have reached out to the Spurs with a trade proposal, but San Antonio essentially slammed the door in Los Angeles' face when it made its request. "LaMarcus has been a monster all year long. I can't imagine being more proud of a player as far as playing through adversity and being there for his teammates night after night after night", Popovich told reporters during the playoffs. Read More »

Charles Krauthammer dies at 68


I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I'm afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me". Krauthammer's death was announced by Fox News . Former education secretary Bill Bennett reflects on the life of his friend Charles Krauthammer . "I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny". Read More »

Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches


Despite having just watched their team get off to a winning start at the World Cup, many Senegal fans put their celebrations on hold in the aftermath of the 2-1 victory over Poland. In the match where odds were stacked against the island nation, the Japanese took advantage of Colombia's 10-man squad after defender Carlos Sanchez earned the first red card of the championship for a blatant handball. Read More »

Baker Mayfield doesn’t back down in front of Colin Cowherd


On Thursday, Mayfield got a chance to defend himself against Cowherd, and, judging by his fashion, he came ready for a battle... Baker Mayfield isn't here for your narratives. Cowherd: Well, you did ... "Oh, OK", Mayfield said. " Baker Mayfield is fun but small, embarrassingly poor judgment, and produces huge numbers in the video game Big 12 conference". Read More »

Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle


Ecstatic with his performance, Federer looked content with his performance throughout the tournament and said that it was a great final match from his side. The world No. 2 is expected to travel to London to continue his preparations for Wimbledon, which starts July 2. And, in his first appearance at Queen's since 2010, Djokovic was quickly in the groove on grass as he romped to a first round win in 65 minutes. Read More »

Andy Murray’s return is in the nick of time


It was Kyrgios' first victory over the two-time Wimbledon champion at his sixth attempt and also his first singles victory at the historic Queen's Club. Nick Kyrgios had a disastrous Wimbledon previous year, struck down by injury in his opening match. Also I was quite solid on my returns, my strokes, and he was on the back foot from the beginning of the point. Read More »

Ndidi Confident Eagles Will Bounce Back Against Iceland

Seyi Akinnwumi, says there is no iota of truth in the rumour making the rounds that the body is reeling in disunity as the Super Eagles struggle to impress, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Gernot Rohr's men inspired no confidence with their poor display as they lost 2-0 to Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday. The result pushed the European giants to the top of the table with six points and five goals as they also beat Argentina in their second game while the Super Eagles ... Read More »

Lakers Podcast: Sorting Out All The Latest 2018 NBA Draft Rumors


Now, though, he said on The Will Cain Show that his back is completely fine. "But Porter, the former top high school player in the USA whose freshman season at Missouri this year was cut to three games by a back injury, may be off the board well ahead of the Cavs' slot", Vardon explained. Read More »

England starting XI for Panama game 'revealed' by assistant


The element of surprise is something that the England manager has been deprived of throughout this tournament but Southgate has already made changes to ensure that opposition managers will not be privy to his strategies moving forward. "I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off". England manager Gareth Southgate has dislocated his shoulder. Read More »

Nigeria must not lose concentration - Rohr seeks flawless outing against Iceland


If Nigeria lose, they would become the third African side after Morocco and Egypt to be dumped out after just two group matches. "We have to be fully focused and not lose concentration all through the game". Weather forecasters are predicting heat of 32 degrees Celsius at kick-off on Friday, 10 degrees hotter than when Iceland pulled off its draw with Argentina . Read More »

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances


France is through with the six points, while Denmark and Australia are still alive. In case, Iceland defeat Nigeria on Friday, there still will be a slight chance for La Albiceleste to make it for the quarter-finals, which would rely on them beating Nigeria, Iceland losing to Croatia and then it would come down to a tiebreaker, since both teams would be on four points. Read More »

Sami Khedira keeps his composure after deliberately provocative question from Swedish journalist


An unimpressed Sami Khedira brushed off a cheap Swedish publicity stunt on Thursday by insisting Germany would recover from their dismal start to become the first country to retain the World Cup for 56 years. "We have to play smarter, not like schoolboys, we have to play all together", he said. However, Khedira was more than ready for the ruse and simply politely declined the boarding pass, replying "Thank you, but we won't need them". Read More »

Mavericks and Hawks pull off Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade


The Atlanta Hawks are sending the rights to Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the rights to Trae Young and the Mavs' 2019 first-round draft pick, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver announced. He'll join 2017 lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr.in a very young, very talented Mavs backcourt. The big German is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in National Basketball Association history and one of seven overall. Read More »

Father rushes on to Virginia racetrack to pull son from burning vehicle


Jones and discussed what transpired on Saturday, and he fully understands our position on non-safety personnel entering the track surface during an event". Crowds can be heard cheering as Jones is rescued by his father from the fiery crash. His father, Dean, who also works as his crew chief, immediately ran onto the track to pull Mike out of the burning vehicle. Read More »

SBS is taking over World Cup broadcasts after Optus dropped the ball


The Australian broadcasting rights to the worldwide tournament are being shared by Optus Sport and SBS which aired England's victory over Tunisia on Monday, and is now preparing to show Colombia v Japan at 10pm AEST on Tuesday and, on Wednesday (19 June), Poland v Senegal at 1am, and Russian Federation v Egypt at 4am AEST. Read More »

Colombia defender Carlos Sanchez receives death threats after red card against Japan


Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna featuring a very sad Salah, the high-powered hosts are heading to the last 16 and English pundits are up for a scrap. Japan beat Colombia 2-1 during the Group H match. That's what the BBC is reporting about fans of "Samurai Blue", the Japanese national soccer team that beat Colombia's players 2-1 Tuesday in Russian Federation. Read More »

Spain Star Hits Out At Carlos Queiroz's Iran

Cunha overturned the goal after an assistant referee and the video assistant signaled that the player was offside. "We know it will be hard, but as I said before we came here and didn't expect easy things". But he admitted his crucial match-winner came down to "luck". "I'm happy to score, it's true that it was lucky. The important thing today was to win", he added. Read More »

Danilo ruled out of Brazil vs Costa Rica with thigh problem

The Germans are coming off a stunning 1-0 loss to Mexico on Sunday, and will need to earn points in their two remaining matches to avoid becoming the second straight defending champions to be ousted in the group stage. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Tite said: "It's the same team that's going to start that started the game against Switzerland". Fred is still recovering from his knee strain and doubtful once again for the Costa Rica clash. Read More »

F1: Daniel Ricciardo gets huge offer to join McLaren

Red Bull have been good to Ricciardo. "I think that also is very good". "People do like a change". If I do move on from Red Bull, I never want to criticise them. Former world champion Jenson Button previously said Ricciardo should move to Ferrari , while the Aussie himself later cast aside rumours he was considering joining the Italian team . Read More »