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Tigers fire pitching coach Chris Bosio for insensitive comments


Those with the Tigers' organization and some who remember his days with the Cubs got a bit of a jolt this afternoon when it came to their pitching coach. "It's the way of the world today". Exactly what those comments were, the team did not say, but WXYZ Detroit reports that they were racial in nature . Read More »

I'd be protecting our important players - England v Belgium (Thursday 7pm)


Germany's early exit ensures Southgate will not have to face the team responsible for his most mortifying moment while an England player: losing the 1996 European Championship semifinal after missing a penalty in the shootout. "What I've discussed with the players is we must not waste any energy thinking whether it's better to be first or second in the group, who we might play in future rounds", the England manager said in an interview with FIFA TV. Read More »

Cisse accepts Senegal's historic yellow card elimination


England now top the group and need only a draw to make it to the next round as group toppers. Colombia's 2018 FIFA World Cup dream continues on merit, but Senegal's ends on the perceived unfairness of fair play. None of the teams had a red card. It's no accident. The recruitment of Allan Russell, who keenly studies gridiron moves and describes himself as "the world's No. Read More »

Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal

Japan accumulated four yellow cards during the three group games, while Senegal accumulated six yellow cards. The Belgians earned a 1-0 win to top the group with a ideal 3-0-0 record and nine goals scored. "It's up to us to make them proud, to fly the flag for Senegal and Africa at this World Cup ". "It has the feel of a round of golf with your boss during restructuring". Read More »

Did LeBron Text Kevin Durant About Teaming Up in Los Angeles?


Since returning to the Cavs in 2014, James has kept them on edge every season by signing two-year deals with opt-outs after one year . ESPN reported the Cavs would love to find ways to add either Paul George or Chris Paul to entice James to stay, but such scenarios are hard due to their lack of salary cap space and trade assets. Read More »

Missed pop-up costs Arkansas College World Series clinch


Arkansas won the first game of the series on Tuesday night, so had they made the catch on the Grenier foul ball, they would have won the championship. Grenier pumped his fist as he ran to first and punched the air twice more when he rounded the base. He gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, walked one batter and struck out 6. Read More »

Liverpool striker Danny Ings wants to leave to relaunch career


However, it seems Spurs are set to miss out as the Independent claims that Liverpool are expected to confirm Shaqiri's arrival at Anfield after he's finished representing Switzerland at the World Cup. He was one of Liverpool's last signings under Brendan Rodgers but has been limited to just 14 Premier League appearances in three seasons - with three goals. Read More »

Road warrior: Martin Truex Jr. conquers Sonoma's road course


Truex inherited the lead and pitted with 30 laps to go. The decision left fresher tires on Truex's vehicle down the stretch and allowed him to pass Harvick for the lead around the final hairpin turn with 20 laps to go. "I wish I (had been) fighting a bear or a cougar, or something like that", he said. "If there was a plan, you tell me". Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. Read More »

Pekerman ‘optimistic’ as Colombia seek ‘decisive’ Senegal win


With so much at stake for every team and simultaneous matches of Japan vs. Poland and Colombia vs. Senegal set for Thursday, Group H looks set to provide a thrilling finale to the group stage of the tournament. A point against the South Americans would be enough, though Colombia sit a point behind Senegal and know they need something from the game. Colombia might control the run of play and create more chances, but Senegal will be risky on the counter-attack. Read More »

Honda drives Japan to deserved draw


In their first game against Japan, they were without talisman James Rodriguez from the start because of injury. The second half saw Japan starting on the front foot, missing two good chances just past the hour mark. Moussa Wague thought he had won the match for his country with his maiden global goal, blasting home from close range in the 71st minute after being sent through on goal by Mbaye Niang's failed back-heel effort. Read More »

Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage in seismic shock


The gratitude did not stop outside the stadium. Their failure saw huge online reaction, with certain sets of fans rejoicing in what was Germany's first failure to make it past the first round in 80 years. South Korea will be relying on Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min if they are to make it to the next round. The 2014 champions have been sent packing from the World Cup after finishing bottom of group F. Read More »

Why Colombia will get a vital 3 points against Senegal


If there was something of a negative vibe around Senegal , Colombia are going in the opposite direction. It's Senegal against Colombia in the final round of games in Group H at World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation. Senegal have no injury issues but could be tempted to keep things tight, with only a point required to reach the last 16. James Rodriguez has been involved in 10 goals in seven World Cup appearances for Colombia (6 goals, 4 assists). Read More »

Germany sent packing from World Cup during group stages


The Germans went home after losing to a South Korea side that had already lost to Sweden and Mexico . Those set of results, while possible, is highly unlikely, so this match will be about Germany finding their attacking mojo and scoring a fair few goals past the South Korea defence. Read More »

Germany coach Loew refuses to criticise Ozil after World Cup shock

We have energetic legs on the pitch and we're sticking to the game plan. Germany finished bottom of Group F after a 2-0 defeat against South Korea . I don't think we can look any further than that. Philippe Coutinho's sublime pass was converted by Paulinho in the 35th minute and Thiago Silva powered in a second-half header at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Read More »

Korean players thought Germany win was enough to go through


It happened to other nations before. And while the match may have devastated German soccer fans, it forged a deep and lasting bond between Mexico and their new South Korean besties. Low said: "After the Sweden game, Mesut showed a very good reaction in training so we will see". At the beginning of the day's action on Wednesday, it seemed as though tie-breakers would be needed to decide qualification places in a tight group, but as the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup has already shown, ... Read More »

Harry Kane set to start for England in group decider against Belgium

Argentina only booked their place in the knockouts in the dying embers of their final group game, against Nigeria, while European champions Portugal and 2010 winners Spain were far from convincing in Group A. Speaking in his prematch news conference on Wednesday, Martinez said the results from the scans had been positive for the long term, but he fears Belgium's all-time top goal scorer might have to sit out the England encounter. Read More »

Why England should lose to Belgium and land dream World Cup draw

The group winners will play Group H's runners-up on Monday night, with the side finishing second facing whoever tops that section 24 hours later. Could we see a foul in the final few minutes determining the group victor? Regardless, it's ironic that fair play points - the signifier of the team who, in theory, has played the most within the "spirit of the game" - could be the thing that separates the two sides and lead to an easier run at winning the World Cup . Read More »

Mexico advances despite 3-0 rout by Sweden


Federation Internationale de Football Association also lists Italy defender Giampiero Marini with a first-minute yellow against Poland in 1982, but that incident occurred at 1 minute and 10 seconds. Each team had several near misses in the first half. The Swedes used their height advantage to good effect again two minutes later when Granqvist headed the ball down for Berg, whose overhead-kick from close range went wide of the left post. Read More »

India vs Ireland, 1st T20I: Everything you need to know


The Indian opener, Rohit Sharma missed his third T20 global century by just 3 runs as he gone for 97 runs against Ireland . What will India's middle-order look like? India have the potential of reaching 127 points by winning their five matches, two against Ireland and three against England . Read More »

Wallaby captain Michael Hooper to miss 4 weeks for Waratahs


The Waratahs lead the Australian conference on 35 points, one ahead of the Melbourne Rebels , who they meet in Melbourne on Friday with the result likely to go a long way towards determining the conference winners. I'm not sure. Harsh? Israel Folau at the Wallabies' Sunday morning recovery session. "Every time we got a bit of football going, we got penalised". Read More »

Lukaku set to sit out England v Belgium


They have drawn twice in group stage games, and their last-16 match in the 1990 World Cup saw England win 1-0 after extra-time. We're building a team that everyone back home can see are passionate to play for England , want to win every time they go out, and are improving every time. Read More »

Teen Hataoka captures 1st LPGA tour title


She had just one bogey in three days. Hataoka was paired with ninth-ranked Minjee Lee of Australia and third-ranked Lexi Thompson of the United States in the last group. She had to go back to qualifying school to earn her LPGA card, but her game started to turn around in the fall when she won back-to-back events in her native Japan. Read More »

Kusal Perera 'Cleared of Any Serious Injury' After Crashing Into Advertisement Board


On a day dominated by bowlers, Jason Holder single-handedly kept Windies in contention with a second-innings burst of 4 for 21 after Sri Lanka's pacemen had run riot during the home team's second dig which only netted 93. He first got rid of Dowrich, who spooned a simple catch to Lakmal at mid-on and then bowled Devendra Bishoo with a cracking in-dipper for a two-ball duck. Read More »

Spurs Promote Assistant Coach Becky Hammon to Front of Bench


San Antonio announced that Hammon will fill Borrego's role, and Adrian Wojnarowski announced that Hammon will move from the back of San Antonio's bench to the front, offering her a larger role during games. He added that Popovich could spend 2019-20 preparing for that, meaning next season could be his final campaign on the Spurs' sidelines. The 2015 team won a championship under Hammon's watch. Read More »

Pcb Hands Notice To Umar Akmal Over Spot-Fixing Claims


Akmal was caught behind off Ravindra Jadeja for a four-ball duck in a match India won by 76 runs on their way to the semifinal of the competition. Speaking to Pakistani sports correspondent Shoaib Jatt on the talk show Sports Action, a programme particularly known for the bold and unfiltered brand of questions put up by the host, Akmal was particularly candid when asked about match-fixing approaches in the light of a topic that has particularly crippled Pakistani cricket over the years, in ... Read More »

Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach


England have won their opening two games - scoring eight goals in the process - and are now the fourth favourites to go on and triumph at Russian Federation 2018. Southgate said it was "dangerous territory" to try to plot a favourable path but let's delve into it here. "We want to win the game", said Southgate. Read More »

Magic Johnson To Resign if Lakers Don't Turn Around in Two Summers


Los Angeles Lakers fans have high expectations for this summer. The Los Angeles Lakers have extended a $5.6 million qualifying offer to forward Julius Randle , making him a restricted free agent. We're just meeting, meeting, meeting and looking at every free agent. It's interesting that Johnson doesn't feel any pressure. "I'm Magic Johnson. Read More »

Man found in beer cooler at SunTrust Park identified


The Cobb County Police Department is working with the Atlanta Braves to investigate the incident. Multiple reports also indicate police have no reason to suspect foul play at this time. According to U.S. patent records, the 48-year-old inventor filed for a patent in November 2014 for 'a new nozzle for a beer valve tap and a new foamless beer tap dispensing system. Read More »

Switzerland march on despite late draw with Costa Rica


In both of their games, Switzerland have trailed but have found something - draw vs Brazil and defeat against Serbia. The equaliser at least seemed to stir the Swiss from another slumber, substitute Drmic heading against the frame of the goal as Switzerland attempted to regain their lead. Read More »

UEFA kick AC Milan out of next season's Europa League


Milan will be excluded from participating in 2018/19 and the next season they qualify for one of Europe's competitions. Under UEFA regulations, any team that spends more than its generated revenue faces possible sanctions. Milan had directly qualified for the group stage of next season's Europa League , but following the UEFA ban, their place in the group will be taken by Atalanta , while Fiorentina will enter the tournament at the qualifying round stage, which Atalanta was due to ... Read More »

Serbia 0 Brazil 2


Serbia will clash with Brazil in Group E's final match of the 2018 World Cup . Selecao managed to carve out an opening 10 minutes into the second stanza, with Coutinho releasing Neymar through on goal, however, the Paris Saint-Germain star could only fire straight at Stojkovic. Read More »