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Gareth Southgate defends resting England players for 'biggest game for a decade'

Gareth Southgate defends resting England players for 'biggest game for a decade' Theresa May was handed a Belgian football shirt ahead of the team's World Cup clash with England as she arrived at a summit in Brussels. Manchester United will be aiming to challenge for the Premier League title next season as they look to try and win the trophy for the first time since 2013. [Full Article...]

Tunisia tops Panama for first World Cup win in 40 years

Tunisia tops Panama for first World Cup win in 40 years The North African side fell behind to a 33rd-minute own goal from Yassine Meriah but battled back to score twice in the second half through Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Wahbi Khazri . The striker's hard, rising shot in the 66th minute lifted Tunisia to a 2-1 triumph over Panama on Thursday night. Both will be looking to take home at least a point before exiting Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Batshuayi Reacts To Booting The Ball In His Own Face With Tweet

Batshuayi Reacts To Booting The Ball In His Own Face With Tweet In a largely uneventful clash featuring two understrength sides in Kaliningrad , Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal of the game with a terrific finish early in the second half. England rued a wasted opportunity by Marcus Rashford after 66 minutes, when he fired wide after finding himself one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois in the Belgian goal. [Full Article...]

Ireland suffer heavy T20 defeat against India

Ireland suffer heavy T20 defeat against India With many Indian batsmen susceptible to the moving, swinging ball and with this T20I series being the tourists first series on their tour, Boyd Rankin's spell of four overs could be potent and threatening. Nevertheless, Raina provides a sixth bowling option as well. It could mean that Pandey eventually warms the bench, despite scoring 255 runs in 8 T20Is this year against South Africa, Sri Lanka a... [Full Article...]

Conservatives score 'own goal' with World Cup tweet backing England

Conservatives score 'own goal' with World Cup tweet backing England A group of Three Lions supporters took over a pub in the centre of the Russian city, which was a German city called Koenigsberg until it was captured by the Soviets in 1945. If I don't get cautioned now and get one Tuesday, I'll miss the big derby on the Saturday", Halsey told CNN. "On a personal level I'd love for him to get it", he said. [Full Article...]

British media rejoice in German World Cup despair

British media rejoice in German World Cup despair He was convinced that the bank in which the Italian FA had stored the World Cup would not be secure and thus he pinched it and kept the priceless trophy under his bed in a shoebox to keep it safe during the war. The second half capitulation was a shock. "And so if a player goes into a tournament like that then it's always a small disadvantage". Germany, still with the nucleus of the successf... [Full Article...]

Germany sent packing from World Cup during group stages

Germany sent packing from World Cup during group stages The result sparked huge celebrations among the legions of Mexican fans in Russian Federation, and also back home in Mexico City, not least when locals mobbed the South Korean embassy and hoisted the ambassador onto their shoulders, before marching him around in thanks for his team's heroics in helping Mexico into the last 16 . [Full Article...]

LeBron James Texted Kevin Durant About Joining Lakers Together

LeBron James Texted Kevin Durant About Joining Lakers Together This week, the National Basketball Association named James Harden as the league's Most Valuable Player for the first time in his career, making him one of two guys to have ever won the MVP after winning the 6th man of the year award during their career. [Full Article...]

Senegal vs. Colombia - Football Match Report

Senegal vs. Colombia - Football Match Report Colombia topped Group H thanks to Yerry Mina's header in a 1-0 win over Senegal that sent the African side out of the World Cup by virtue of their fair play record - the first nation to exit the tournament by the method. And the Samurai Blue paid for this as they were beaten by Poland 1-0 thanks to Jan Bednarek's goal, sending Senegal and Colombia through. Given they need only a point... [Full Article...]

Jan Bednarek ensures victory for Poland, but Japan still reach last 16

Jan Bednarek ensures victory for Poland, but Japan still reach last 16 Despite boos ringing out, the Japanese and Polish players slowed to walking pace for the last 10 minutes. The strike meant Colombia would win the group and Japan were ahead of Senegal despite identical points, goal difference and goals scored, because they had received fewer yellow cards. [Full Article...]

Germany exit has no bearing on England preparations - Southgate

Germany exit has no bearing on England preparations - Southgate Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Martinez said that despite the good news Belgium's all-time top goalscorer may have to sit out the England encounter. "I want to win", England defender Stones said. Observers have already dubbed it the Brexit derby even if game-day fever subsided somewhat when it emerged both sides would bench their major stars, including England captain Harry K... [Full Article...]

Cisse accepts Senegal's historic yellow card elimination

They are joined in the last 16 by Japan , who go through despite losing 1-0 to rock-bottom Poland in Volgograd. Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to put James Rodriguez and company through to the knockout round. Japan lost 1-0 to Poland on Thursday in its final game of Group G play, placing the Japanese in a second-place tie with Senegal - which lost 1-0 to Colombia on Thursday - with ... [Full Article...]

Spurs and Lakers believe Kawhi Leonard trade clinches LeBron to LA

Spurs and Lakers believe Kawhi Leonard trade clinches LeBron to LA And with ESPN reporting that James "remains hesitant" to be the first superstar to sign this summer, the situation could turn the Lakers more proactive. The stakes on these talks are enormous because the teams believe a deal for Leonard would likely clinch a free-agent commitment out of LeBron James to the Lakers. [Full Article...]

Lukaku ties with Ronaldo in race for World Cup Golden Boot

Lukaku ties with Ronaldo in race for World Cup Golden Boot The victory also meant that having trumped Panama and Tunisia, the Belgian team is now on top of Group G, with their final game against England to be held on June 28. "It's important to finish top of the group, because - psychologically - it could have an influence on our opponent who says to themselves they're going to play against a team that was the best in its group", he said. [Full Article...]

Twitter erupts as Portugal draw against Iran

Twitter erupts as Portugal draw against Iran The first - which set a new record of 19 penalties - came midway through the second half, when Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo was brought down in the box. With 28 matches still to be played, expect the total to continue to grow. Edinson Cavani joined his team-mate Luis Suarez as the only Uruguayans to have scored in three World Cups. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite ranking of 183

Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite ranking of 183 The 31-year-old - who spent almost 11 months off the court due to a hip injury and then a subsequent operation - has not yet committed himself to play at Wimbledon and is due to play compatriot Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne later Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Germany to change tactics for match against South Korea

Germany to change tactics for match against South Korea I am also expecting this to be a low scoring game since there is lots on the line. "The victory has done us good, especially because in the end everyone had the feeling that we had worked things out. You do not have to be successful for a long time . "What is even worse, when they go after my family and my children and threaten them. That is still valid, as far as we are concerned". [Full Article...]

LA Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat

LA Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat View of the seats before Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. On the very same day news broke that Jordan would opt into his contract as a way to facilitate a trade to the Dallas Mavericks , there appears to be a pretty massive trade i... [Full Article...]

Points table after French Grand Prix

Points table after French Grand Prix F1 is returning to France for the first time in a decade and the Paul Ricard track is hosting its first elite race since 1990. "I got a great response from the crowd and I'm delighted to be here for the first time", said Hamilton, who described his final session as "so-so". [Full Article...]

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup Belgium , meanwhile, produced one of the few free-scoring performances of the tournament so far with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard in fine form for the Red Devils. Work still needs to be done with Mexico needing to avoid defeat against Sweden to be sure of making the last 16 for the seventh straight World Cup. [Full Article...]


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