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Arsene Wenger will be pleased with Gareth Southgate's plans for Belgium clash

Both will be vying for top spot in Group G as they lock horns in Kaliningrad. Expect drama and entertainment aplenty after impressive displays from both teams so far. The Telegraph reports that key men, such as captain Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling will be rested, while the manager won't risk Kyle Walker , a player now on a yellow card and at risk of suspension. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer's grass winning streak ends in Gerry Weber Open final

Roger Federer's grass winning streak ends in Gerry Weber Open final The defeat meant that Rafa Nadal will return to the top of the world rankings on Monday. If Federer had won, he would have competed for his 100th career title at 2018 Wimbledon . Nadal had slipped to the No. 2 position despite his 11th French Open win after Federer took the Stuttgart Cup making it the sixth time the Swiss will grab the No 1 rankings in his career. [Full Article...]

Two each for Lukaku and Hazard as Belgium crush Tunisia 5-2

Two each for Lukaku and Hazard as Belgium crush Tunisia 5-2 Fast, strapping and lethal. Belgium have already qualified for the last 16 at Russian Federation 2018, but top spot in Group G will be up for grabs when they take on England in Kaliningrad on Thursday. "I feel good. There are enough days between matches". Martinez said Lukaku and Hazard, who were withdrawn in the second half, and midfielder Dries Mertens had slight injuries and could be am... [Full Article...]

Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic

Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic We won the ball and immediately lost it. "We know that Japan is a good team, they're good at passing, they can put pressure (on the opponent), they're very disciplined", Cisse added. "I get calls and lots of people are proud and we are proud to represent the African continent". With the score tied 1-1 in the 52nd minute, a Senegalese player fired a rocket over the Japanese goal, right into a s... [Full Article...]

Late miss will 'haunt' Germany's Mats Hummels after shock exit

Late miss will 'haunt' Germany's Mats Hummels after shock exit The " young millionaires " refrain could perhaps be applied to numerous teams in Russian Federation, and although the Germans battled until the end to beat the Swedes, they appeared to be infected by a meek resignation to their fate as they toiled against South Korea. [Full Article...]

Belgium squad enjoy stroll around Kaliningrad ahead of England clash

Belgium squad enjoy stroll around Kaliningrad ahead of England clash Nope, it's not working. Semi-finals: Uruguay, Portugal, France or Argentina. Sweden or Switzerland would await in the last eight with one of Spain, Russia, Croatia or Denmark standing between them and a place in the final. "We want to win". The right hand side of the draw is where teams want to be at the moment. "Do you just go out and win and take your chances or tactically do you think i... [Full Article...]

Without Rodriguez, Colombia Look to Break Senegal Resistance

Without Rodriguez, Colombia Look to Break Senegal Resistance They became the first South American side to lose to an Asian one at a World Cup when they were beaten 2-1 by Japan in their opener. Colombia wins to move on to the next round, as Senegal also sneaks through with Poland beating Japan. [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard Not Enamored With Idea Of Playing With LeBron James

Kawhi Leonard Not Enamored With Idea Of Playing With LeBron James According to three top ESPN reporters, the front office in Los Angeles hopes to trade for Leonard - who does not wish to return to the San Antonio Spurs - before James has to make his decision on Friday. There's also risk in landing Leonard only to have James choose another team. They're doing enough research to suggest that he's going to be willing to take that plunge and let the roster come ... [Full Article...]

Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden

Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden Although few have given South Korea a chance of causing an upset following defeats to Sweden and Mexico, all four teams are still mathematically in contention for a top-two finish. That would make the tiebreakers go to goal difference. Sweden have only themselves to blame for their defeat against Germany as they sank deeper and deeper into their own half as the game wore on, despite the ... [Full Article...]

Clippers trade Austin Rivers to the Wizards for Marcin Gortat

Clippers trade Austin Rivers to the Wizards for Marcin Gortat The head coach signed an extension with Los Angeles in May after the first season during his tenure where he failed to reach the playoffs or record at least 51 wins. Jordan has until Friday to decide if he's going to opt into the final year of his contract with the Clippers. Gortat and Wizards teammate John Wall were rumored for a long time to not get along and didn't have a desire to rema... [Full Article...]

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca may quit after World Cup exit

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca may quit after World Cup exit We got some sort an explanation but it wasn't really justified. Australian fans said Cahill's number four jersey has figured in numerous memorable football moments of Australia's on the world's stage. "Now we just need to look to the future and our next objectives". Despite this, our nation wakes up disappointed and exhausted from a loss where we didn't make the most of our chances, and we c... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton on pole position for French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton on pole position for French Grand Prix This allowed Max Verstappen to take third behind his Red Bull team-mate ahead of the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and championship leader Sebastian Vettel . In a separate incident, Hamilton had to take high-speed avoiding action when Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne was slow moving his McLaren on the racing line on the Mistral straight. [Full Article...]

Ben Simmons named National Basketball Association rookie of the year

Ben Simmons named National Basketball Association rookie of the year The contentious race for the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year Award will finally come to a close on Monday night, when the victor is announced at the annual NBA Awards Show - but not before Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell gets in some more trolling of the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons . [Full Article...]

Kroos: Germany won't make it easy for other teams

Kroos: Germany won't make it easy for other teams Down 1-0 for a majority of the game against Sweden, Germany tied the game up before ultimately seeing Toni Kroos put the team up for good in stoppage time. Prediction: It won't be easy or pretty, but Germany will win it. South Korea, with zero points, could even advance. The reigning champions lost 1-0 to Mexico in their opening match, and have not lost back-to-back matches in the same ... [Full Article...]

Hamilton won the qualification in France

Hamilton won the qualification in France If Hamilton is successful in Sunday's race, which starts at 6.10pm UAE time he will regain the championship lead from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , who starts third. The stewards awarded Vettel a five-second penalty, but the penalty had little impact on the race after the Ferrari driver managed to build up a substantial gap over Bottas - who had been nursing floor damage, and the rest of the fie... [Full Article...]

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup Germany are priced at a rather prohibitive [1.2] for the win, but you can boost that price to [1.88] if you back them -2.0 on the Asian Handicap . We are not going to be surprised by them. The teams have a combined nine World Cup titles, Germany is the defending champion and Brazil is still trying to redeem itself from a humiliating 7-1 loss in the 2014 semifinals, in which it was the host... [Full Article...]

James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP

James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP Harden becomes the third Rocket ever to win the award, joining Moses Malone (1978-79 and 1981-82) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94). - Harden took 727 free throws in 2017-18, his fourth time leading the National Basketball Association in free-throw attempts and fifth time in the last six years. [Full Article...]

Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri escape bans over goal celebrations

Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri escape bans over goal celebrations Switzerland, which counts among its team a number of players of Balkan origin, beat Serbia 2:1 on June 22, leaving Serbia needing a win against Brazil to advance from the group stages of the World Cup in Russian Federation. "It's just emotion", Shaqiri said of his celebration. "And I think the main thing is that we were not able to finish our opportunities". World football's governing body als... [Full Article...]

Kane's hat-trick helps England smash Panama for a six

Kane's hat-trick helps England smash Panama for a six Here MM look at the annihilation in Nizhny Novgorod in numbers. The ruthlessness of the display in the sweltering heat of Nizhny Novgorod showed just how far England has been transformed in the four years since an older, more experienced squad couldn't even manage a win when it exited the World Cup in the group stage. [Full Article...]

Rybarikova beats Strycova to reach 2nd Birmingham final

Rybarikova beats Strycova to reach 2nd Birmingham final Kvitova's victory was her 36th of the season, more than any other player on the WTA Tour, while Sunday's final will be her fifth of the season. But I'm fit and that's what is really making me happy, that I can nearly play every week and enjoy it because I had so many years that I didn't play. [Full Article...]


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