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Carlos Queiroz Fumes At Referee's Use Of VAR In Ronaldo Elbow


In my opinion, Mr Infantino and FIFA, VAR is not going well. The Spanish goal was awarded after a lengthy review by the Video Assistant Referee. There was late drama in the other Group B match as Iran equalised against Portugal from a controversial late penalty awarded by VAR for a handball. Read More »

Musa becomes the third African top scorer in World Cup


The Super Eagles are the only one of the three teams with their fate in their own hands. Let's look at the Nigeria vs. Iceland betting lines. Iceland had earlier held Argentina to a 1 - 1 draw. If both win on Tuesday at 2 p.m, they will be hoping to top the other on tiebreakers, where Iceland has a slight advantage in goal differential after two games played. Read More »

Larson claims second straight Sonoma Cup pole


KYLE UP FRONT: Northern California's own Kyle Larson starts from the pole for the second consecutive year after topping qualifying. He was happy to be on the pole again and said qualifying here is one of his "favorite things of the year". Read More »

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski had CTE, parents say


Mark and Kym Hilinski told NBC's Today that an autopsy had found their son was suffering from stage one CTE . The results indicated that he had the brain of a 65-year-old, with signs of extensive brain damage known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which has been found in hundreds of former National Football League players. Read More »

Zabaleta: Messi doesn’t lose Barca magic with Argentina


For Argentina it's been a catastrophe of a World Cup so far. Messi has endured a dismal World Cup so far, seeing his penalty saved in Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland before featuring in a 3-0 loss to Croatia . He was going to integrate the squad and play as a unit, something the team has forgotten to do since the rise of Lionel Messi. Icardi scored 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances in 2017-18 - his most prolific season since joining the club in 2013 - but only featured in ... Read More »

Australia 0 Peru 2

The 19-year-old was the youngest player taking part at this tournament and a focus of Australian amazement after a promising season at Melbourne City. Peru can feel more aggrieved than any eliminated team thus far at this World Cup to be leaving so soon, knowing full well that a couple more moments of cool earlier in the competition would have sent them through. Read More »

Petra Kvitova Moves Within Two Wins of Birmingham Title Defence


The theme continued into the start of the third and the match was all but over after a second break as Rybarikova sent the ball long, allowing Kvitova to cruise through the closing stages. "It's really been an fantastic two weeks I've had, having played so little in the grass in my career". I remember our last meeting was in New Haven in a final as well. Read More »

Missing Thai soccer team known for adventures together


The boys and their coach were thought to have entered the cave complex in Chiang Rai province on Saturday afternoon. "We went in a few kilometres and were able to enter a second chamber behind the entrance". They had reportedly seen fresh footprints inside the cave complex, raising hopes for the group's safety. "At the end of the marked path the passage enters a series of chambers, boulder collapses and boulder chokes where route finding can be hard", it says. Read More »

Luis Suárez Scores A Clever Free Kick Against Russia


Luis Suárez gave Uruguay the lead after 10 minutes with a superb free-kick just outside the penalty area, taking advantage of a gap created by Sergei Ignashevich tussling with Edinson Cavani . Cavani then wrapped things up in stoppage time by poing home from close range after Akinfeev saved Godin's header from a corner. Uruguay stamped their authority early in the group decider. Read More »

Portugal through after dramatic Iran draw

Here's a rundown of every possible permutation for all the nations that can keep their dream alive and what they need to do. Unfortunately for the Iranians, in the other match, VAR was used to overturn an incorrect offside call that disallowed an Iago Aspas goal for Spain in stoppage time. Read More »

Spain draw Morocco, to face Russian Federation in last 16


Spain managed to snatch a draw in the last minute of the game with help from VAR. Dani Carvajal's cross from the right was flicked into the back of the net by the heel of substitute Aspas, who made a clever run to the near post. In the 81st minute, the fans in the Kaliningrad Stadium were sent into rapturous celebration as Youssef En-Nesyri rose highest from a corner kick to head home and put Morocco back ahead with eight minutes left to play. Read More »

Deschamps says France won't offer Denmark any favours

Denmark will have to cope without two of their key players heading into their final World Cup group match against France. Argentina will look to join Spain, Portugal, Russia and Uruguay in the next round but must rely on the outcome of the other match in Group D. Read More »

Borna Coric claims shock victory against Roger Federer in Halle


He had been No. 1 in the world for three weeks before dropping to second last week. The Swiss will drop to second in the world behind Rafael Nadal , who is playing no tune-up events prior to the start of Wimbledon a week from Monday. However, the Swiss missed out on his 99th tour-level title after the Croatian took a comfortable 6-2 win in the third set, and his first title on grass. Read More »

Lyon president reveals Real Madrid are in for Nabil Fekir


He was very calm. "I had an exchange with him the day after we made a decision to stop the negotiation with Liverpool . I had given him the green light", he said. Liverpool though, are one club that seem to be taking their chances in pursuit of Asensio as they look to bolster their attack this summer. Asensio, with his ability to play in wide areas as well as in an advanced midfield role equally adeptly, is just the sort of player who could add a new dynamic to the Liverpool first-team ... Read More »

Spain coach Hierro frustrated after 2-2 Morocco draw

Iago Aspas' equaliser was allowed after initially being ruled out to force a 2-2 draw with Morocco . Portugal are a goal to the good against Iran . Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player at a World Cup. The World Cup couldn't have started any worse for the Spaniards. And with Argentina facing a tough task to avoid elimination, Starsport has looked at what lies ahead for the final matches for the group stage beginning tomorrow. Read More »

Aussie named NBA Rookie of the Year


The rookie award was contentious, with Mitchell and others questioning if Simmons should be eligible because he sat out the 2016/17 season injured, but remained in an National Basketball Association environment. Simmons praised this season's rookie class for being strong and said his favorite memory from this season was being able to stay on the floor. After missing his draft year due to injury, Simmons finally made his long-awaited debut this past season and helped lead the Sixers to 50 ... Read More »

Spain, Portugal through to Round of 16 but both look shaky


It was Group A up first on Monday. The draw has confirmed Portugal's qualification for the knockout stage as they are now second in Group B with Spain vs Morocco ending 2-2. Ronaldo is unparalleled in finding space and will likely finish any chances but if Iran are at their best they could frustrate him if he looks to operate as a centre-forward. Read More »

Serena Williams: Wimbledon seeding decision by All England Club on Tuesday


You're talking about Serena Williams ", McEnroe added. John McEnroe has called on Wimbledon chiefs to take action and seed Serena Williams - at the expense of the 32nd seed. 453 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings, with the French Tennis Federation denying her a seeding. Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, would be a popular victor after battling back into the top 10 following the horrific stabbing that derailed her career in 2016. Read More »

Iran equalise in stoppage time to hold Portugal 1-1


Obdurate in defence and with the potent attacking threat of Luis Suarez up front, Uruguay will go into their round-of-16 game with Portugal knowing that they have little to fear from the Euro 2016 champions, who have yet to prove they are much more than a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired outfit. Read More »

Iran vs Portugal, 25 June 2018


Infantino and Federation Internationale de Football Association, everybody agreed that VAR is not going well", he added. Iran levelled late on from the penalty spot through Karim Ansarifard and nearly snatched a stoppage-time victory which would have sent them through at the expense of Fernando Santos' men, only for Mehdi Taremi to fluff his lines . Read More »

Messi 'not guilty of anything', insists Maradona


Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli will reportedly drop Sergio Aguero from the starting lineup for Tuesday's must-win clash with Nigeria for his part in a failed mutiny against him. In short, if Argentina fail to beat Nigeria they will crash out of the World Cup . "No matter who plays tomorrow will have the obligation to give until the last bead of sweat so that Argentina will go through". Read More »

LeBron James doesn't want elaborate free-agency pitches


Lakers, Miami Heat , Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston Celtics. If he declines the option, he will be an unrestricted free agent . But they aren't necessarily the type of pitch James is looking for as he considers whether to become a free agent this week. Read More »

Harrington breaks her Ascot duck


As you see there, she is a very big filly - she weighs 520kg - and I think when she is on soft ground she physically can't get her feet out of the ground. A beaming Alan Cooper , racing manager to the Niarchos family, said: "We always been happy with the filly and Jessie lets the horses do the talking, and there was nothing negative ahead of the race". Read More »

Javier Hernandez: Mexico can't get caught up in group-stage success


Carlos Vela converted a penalty in the 26th minute to put Mexico ahead 1-0 in the opening 45 minutes at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, about 1,000 kilometers south of Moscow. If Germany lose to Sweden in the evening's Group F game at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi then Joachim Löw's side will be out. Nonetheless, Mexico did double their lead in the 66th minute with a counterattack that brought back memories of their victor against Germany. Read More »

Spain Approaching Morocco With 'eyes Open'


It was all the invitation Boutaib needed and he pounced on the loose ball, left a flailing Ramos behind, and slotted the ball between David De Gea's legs to give Morocco a 1-0 lead. A late concession against Iran saw Morocco lose 1-0 when they had all the possession and another 92nd minute concession against Spain meant they leave Russian Federation, but with their heads held high. Read More »

Houston Rockets star James Harden named NBA's MVP


This performance comes just a few weeks after Travis brought out the newly-announced MVP, James Harden , out on stage at Governors Ball to rock out with him. Tonight, awards will be handed out to the league's best ballers, including MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. A first time recipient after a runner-up finish to Russell Westbrook last season, Harden also edged presumptive second-place finisher James in numerous advanced statistics, including Offensive Win ... Read More »

'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players


The 31-year-old has so far struggled to make an impact, missing a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Iceland and being marked out of the game in the emphatic 3-0 defeat by Croatia . A despondent Messi had briefly quit the national team after losing the Copa America final in 2016. We are getting a great price wagering on Nigeria to win and as result, it is the best bet for this match. Read More »

Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young react to England 6 Panama 1


Substitute Felipe Baloy rewarded them with a consolation goal in the 78th minute, sliding home a free kick that was Panama's first goal in their debut World Cup. England fans in Nizhny Novgorod celebrate after their match against Panama in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Amazingly, it was Stones who scored two goals yesterday for England . Read More »

Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica


Brazil finished with a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica , with a goal from Philippe Coutinho in the 90th minute and another from Neymar in the seventh minute of stoppage time. More than scoring his first goal, Neymar had an ugly game. After a goalless first half Brazil scored twice in injury time, reward for Tite's insistence his players concentrate and press right to the end. Read More »

Matic and Serbia ready for 'hellish' Switzerland clash


Serbia , which led the game 0-1 after the first half, eventually lost it 2:1 after Xhaka equaled the score and Shaqiri scored the winning goal . Both players have Kosovar roots and formed a double-headed eagle with their hands, which resembles the eagle on the Albanian flag. Read More »

Federer saves two match points in Halle win over Paire


Australian Matthew Ebden , competing in Halle at a career high ranking of 60, rallied from a set down to beat local hope Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 6-1 6-2 and will face Federer for the first time in his career in the last eight. The 20-time grand slam victor required a tie-break in the first set and took his time to shake off Ebden in the second, progressing 7-6 (7-2) 7-5. A lapse of concentration from Kudla in the 11th game allowed Federer to grab the only break point on offer before the ... Read More »

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz defended by team-mates after racial abuse


Durmaz was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents who emigrated from Turkey. Jimmy Durmaz and his fellow Sweden players took a strong stand against racism after the Swedish FA complained to police about a storm of racial hatred and threats aimed at the winger following his late mistake against Germany on Saturday. Read More »

Argentina's Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Jorge Sampaoli


According to BBC Sport , Maradona has demanded to talk to the players before their final game against Nigeria on Tuesday, which they must win in order to have any hope of qualifying for the knockout rounds. "I'm furious and very upset inside, because anyone who has worn that shirt can't see it being trampled like that by a Croatian team that isn't Germany, that isn't Brazil, that isn't Holland or Spain". Read More »