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FPJ's dream XI predictions for Poland and Colombia

FPJ's dream XI predictions for Poland and Colombia Falcao, Colombia's all-time leading scorer with 30 goals, made sure he would stay healthy for this year's World Cup by sitting out several matches with his Monaco club this season. Five minutes later, Rodriguez produced arguably the assist of the night, drawing several Polish players on the left flank before somehow finding Cuadrado on the run with a superb cross-field pass that the pacey winger... [Full Article...]

England set new ODI world record total of 481/6 against Australia

England set new ODI world record total of 481/6 against Australia In contrast, victory in Durham came in under 45 overs as they chased down Australia's total. "But the silver lining is that we're building a lot of depth, we're exposing a lot of players that at any other stage may not get an opportunity at all". [Full Article...]

Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist And in the dying seconds, Neymar , only recently recovered from a broken foot, tucked home Juventus midfielder Costa's square ball. "He is one of those players who can make the difference and break a game open", declared Juve boss Max Allegri after Costa had come off the sidelines at half-time to provide two assists versus Bologna in early May. [Full Article...]

Garbine Muguruza falls short in Birmingham, Petra Kvitova into quarters

Garbine Muguruza falls short in Birmingham, Petra Kvitova into quarters Earlier, defending champion Petra Kvitova beat Daria Gavrilova , a troublesome opponent in the past, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. Muguruza lost in the semifinals here previous year but at least gained four useful warmup matches before Wimbledon. [Full Article...]

Goal celebration or political gesture? Federation Internationale de Football Association investigates

Goal celebration or political gesture? Federation Internationale de Football Association investigates Kosovo declared independence in 2008 but Serbia does not recognise the status, and relations between the two countries remain tense. Switzerland's last-gasp victory against Serbia in their second World Cup match on Friday night threatens to be overshadowed by the celebrations of its two goal scorers. [Full Article...]

Flawless Lewis Hamilton wins as title rivals falter in France

Flawless Lewis Hamilton wins as title rivals falter in France The incident between Bottas and Vettel at the start sent cars sprawling into the run-off areas to avoid the clash, and when they all reconvened at Turn 4 there was further contact. Vettel made rapid progress through the field, passing cars on nearly every lap as he moved into the points by going down the inside of Hulkenberg at the sweeping Turn 11, and then moving into fifth by lap 20 after dispa... [Full Article...]

England fans react to 6-1 win over Panama

England fans react to 6-1 win over Panama Instead, England are playing like one of those World Cup heavyweights that looks bigger and better than the sum of its individual parts. Austria scored five against Switzerland in 1954, as did Poland against Haiti in 1974, while the only other occasion was when Germany scored five against Brazil in the 2014 semifinal. [Full Article...]

Mexico’s 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

And with 10 minutes to go, Boateng received a second yellow card, reducing Germany team to 10 men and leaving them potentially without either first choice central defender for their must-win match against South Korea , with Mats Hummels suffering from a neck injury. [Full Article...]

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel 'pushed too hard' on final Q3 run

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel 'pushed too hard' on final Q3 run The forecast today is for potential showers and thunderstorms around the time of the race. Hamilton avoided the chaos from pole, comfortably won the race and now leads Vettel by 14 points in the championship standings, but was still unhappy with the penalty the Ferrari driver received. [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet More than anything I think for the guys who aren't in the team tomorrow Sunday or who haven't been in the team for either game", said Southgate . "Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it's a disadvantage to us", Southgate said. [Full Article...]

N Zealand, England top women's T20 record in S Africa

N Zealand, England top women's T20 record in S Africa Devine and Bates combined for the biggest partnership in Twenty20 history - adding 182 in their opening stand, as both players blasted career-best knocks. Jenny Gunn nearly pulled off an incredible catch on the boundary only to spill at the second attempt having clawed the ball back into play one-handed, and the stand was broken in the 16th over when du Preez (25) chipped Ecclestone to Heather Kni... [Full Article...]

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Lionel Messi for his birthday

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Lionel Messi for his birthday Reports indicate that coach Sampaoli could be kicked out of the team. - Make your daily picks with ESPN FC Match Predictor 2018! A hard-working Croatia side took the lead when Rebic spectacularly hooked the ball over his shoulder into the roof of the net in the 53rd minute after being teed up by a botched clearance from hapless goalkeeper Willy Caballero. [Full Article...]

Queen's 2018: Marin Cilic beats Nick Kyrgios to reach final

Queen's 2018: Marin Cilic beats Nick Kyrgios to reach final After such a turbulent period since he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon with an elbow injury past year, Djokovic may be rounding into form just in time for his return to the All England Club. The Croatian, however, wasn't taking the Australian lightly and said as much to the press on Friday after his quarter-final win. The BBC , who were televising the semi-final match between Kyrgios an... [Full Article...]

Belgium outclass Tunisia but defense is a concern

Belgium outclass Tunisia but defense is a concern Hazard's penalty - his first goal at a World Cup finals - was the 59th goal scored in Russian Federation this summer and the 13th to be netted from the penalty spot. "For his second, he dinks it over the goalkeeper with his weaker foot and he's celebrating before it even crosses the line - supremely confident". Should that go to plan for Gareth Southgate's side, the contest between England a... [Full Article...]

Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden Japan's squad have been enjoying some unexpected - but highly welcomed - support from Princess Hisako of Takamado, who visited the team's base in Kazan to meet the players after she attended the match against Colombia last week. Robin Olsen one-upped Neuer in the 88th minute, rising to his crossbar to punch Mario Gomez's header just over. "All I am saying is people behaved in ways you don't do". [Full Article...]

England team sheet leak: 'No drama' for Southgate with the media

England team sheet leak: 'No drama' for Southgate with the media The team that starts the match is the one with the most experience, that's one of our assets. If England beat Panama and Belgium beat or draw with Tunisia then England are through to the last 16. It is a squad of 23 names on the sheet, the next sheet has different players in different positions because we swap people in and swap people out. It's not the job of the media to protect the te... [Full Article...]

NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks

NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks Due to his size and shooting ability, Wagner seems like he will fill a stretch-4 or 5 role. He led MI with 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season, demonstrating versatility and a steady outside shot to go with his big-game clutch performances in the tournament. [Full Article...]

Forsberg backs Sweden to dump Germany out of tournament

Forsberg backs Sweden to dump Germany out of tournament The defending champions surprisingly lost 1-0 to Mexico in their opening Group F game last Sunday in Moscow, with Sweden winners by the same scoreline against South Korea the following day in Nizhny Nodgorov. Germany now need points against Sweden ahead of facing South Korea. The Swedish attack will rely on Emil Forsberg and Marcus Berg. If the Manchester United center-back can not play, ... [Full Article...]

Chechnya president receives Egypt team, honours Mohamed Salah

Chechnya president receives Egypt team, honours Mohamed Salah In an interview with the BBC this week, Kadyrov denied human rights abuses and rejected the idea he was using Salah for propaganda purposes. Ramzan Kadyrov has given Mo Salah honorary citizenship in Chechnya, taking advantage of the Liverpool forward's short stay in Russia's most controversial republic. [Full Article...]

Suns make Deandre Ayton top pick in NBA draft

Suns make Deandre Ayton top pick in NBA draft He's arguably the top rookie pick in dynasty league drafts . The Phoenix Suns announced the team's four 2018 draft picks: Deandre Ayton , Mikal Bridges , Elie Okobo and George King . "Having all that confidence and leading up to that point when I saw Adam Silver came out, I was just waiting for my name, and when he called it, my mind went blank". [Full Article...]


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