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France favourites as Moscow basks in World Cup spotlight

Heading into the tournament, few people could have predicted that the Three Lions would make it all the way to the semi-finals, uniting the country and inspiring millions of people in ways that past teams had failed to do on so many occasions. [Full Article...]

Louis Cardinals fire Manager Mike Matheny, 2 assistant coaches

Louis Cardinals fire Manager Mike Matheny, 2 assistant coaches He was the team's 49 manager and had compiled a record of 591-473 wins-losses. While the team won't hold an official news conference until tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m., President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak offered some words on the subject. [Full Article...]

Mourinho savages Sterling's World Cup performance

Mourinho savages Sterling's World Cup performance Each of their three knockout games have gone to extra time. Perisic then set up Mario Mandzukic to score the victor in extra time. Raheem Sterling's performances at this World Cup received mixed reviews. Mourinho said frankly: "Perisic went from Croatia, goes to Dortmund, goes to Wolfsburg, goes to Inter - I don't know why he didn't come to Manchester when I wanted him". [Full Article...]

1st ODI: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs

1st ODI: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs Mire, who was in resplendent form during the T20I tri-series, suffered a gluteal tear during the last outing against Australia, while Kyle Jarvis fractured his right arm attempting a catch in the opening T20I against Pakistan . The experienced Hamilton Masakadza captains a squad that includes three players yet to debut in global cricket. Zimbabwe's opening batsman Solomon Mire will be o... [Full Article...]

Federation Internationale de Football Association announce dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Federation Internationale de Football Association announce dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar One of this World Cup's innovative game-changers was the deployment of the Video Assisted Referee (VAR, ) a football assistant referee who reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage and a headset for communication, reports Efe. [Full Article...]

Auckland punter places $100000 on France to win World Cup final

Auckland punter places $100000 on France to win World Cup final Isa Mohammed, Vice-Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Nasarawa State chapter, said France would win because of the calibre of players in the team. "We will carry one another, we will have the energy, we know this is the biggest game of our lives". People tell me they could never -imagine celebrating a goal as if it were scored by their own country. [Full Article...]

Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short

Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short Deschamps said he was delighted to have the chance to bury the pain of the Euro 2016 final, which Portugal won in Paris. "We showed character and mentality, it was very hard for us tonight". Manager Gareth Southgate said his inexperienced side must look to perform at their "regular level" despite the pressure. Marouane Fellaini joined him 20 minutes later even though Belgium were chasing a... [Full Article...]

Lost amid the Serena fairy-tale story ... the Kerber fairy-tale story

Lost amid the Serena fairy-tale story ... the Kerber fairy-tale story While Serena was frustrated by the surprise setback, she took heart from her run to the final in just the fourth tournament of her comeback following daughter Olympia's birth in September. "When you've reached the top players have nothing to lose when they play against you", she said. She's just getting started . Williams was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a strained muscle, and... [Full Article...]

Richie Porte crashes and abandons Tour de France

The Irishman, victor of stage six on the Mur-de-Bretagne, was one of several riders to fall with 17km to go, with Quick-Step Floors' Julian Alaphilippe and Tom Skujins in the polka-dot jersey also caught out. Porte showed he was ready for this year's Tour by winning the Tour de Suisse last month, probably the biggest title of his career. Photographers and TV cameramen hovered close to snap some im... [Full Article...]

Nadal-Djokovic: Day 2 beckons

Nadal-Djokovic: Day 2 beckons Anderson survived Friday's incredible endurance test, beating Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes. After the epic encounter between Kevin Anderson and John Isner , Nadal did not hit the first serve of his match until 8.09pm. [Full Article...]

Maurizio Sarri set to sign Chelsea deal as Antonio Conte threatens action

Maurizio Sarri set to sign Chelsea deal as Antonio Conte threatens action Eden Hazard has been discussing new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with Belgium teammate - and Napoli player - Dries Mertens, who has warned the winger he'll need to be ready to work hard. Sarri has been Chelsea's top choice to succeed Conte since May, but negotiations with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis proved fraught with difficulty. [Full Article...]

West Ham table £17.5million offer for Andriy Yarmolenko

West Ham table £17.5million offer for Andriy Yarmolenko The talent is certainly there for him to thrive in the Premier League. West Ham seem to be prepared to invest this summer, with Jack Wilshere also arriving recently, and Issa Diop being brought to the London Stadium earlier this summer. [Full Article...]

Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse to win WBA world title

Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse to win WBA world title Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will be broadcasting live the "Fight of Champions" boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse for the first time on TV1 and myFreeview channels at RTM HD 111 channels tomorrow. His itinerary included watching Pacquiao's fight on Sunday before meeting Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad the following day. Manny Pacquiao might not have turned b... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid officially deny interest in signing Neymar

Real Madrid officially deny interest in signing Neymar Reports claimed that Ronaldo's actual reason to leave Real Madrid was due to his unhappiness with those involved in the hierarchy of the club. Karembeu, a World Cup victor with France in 1998 but also a player for Real Madrid during his professional career, does not think that capturing the 19-year-old will be a straightforward exercise. [Full Article...]

Spinners put SL in box seat as South Africa implode

Spinners put SL in box seat as South Africa implode South Africa was bowled out for its lowest total since readmission to worldwide cricket on Saturday, handing Sri Lanka a 278-run win in the first Test with two full days to spare. I think that's the biggest difference when you play in the subcontinent. Steyn has been chasing Pollock's record of 421 wickets to become South Africa's leading Test wicket-taker and drew level in this match. [Full Article...]

Who will win the World Cup?

Who will win the World Cup? Speaking ahead of Sunday's final though, Deschamps was taking a philosophical approach. Lloris is adamant though that France will not be taking their opponents lightly, and confessed his admiration for the side who have made it into the final despite being taken to extra-time in their three knockout games, accumulating the equivalent of one whole match more than France . [Full Article...]

Novak Djokovic pips Rafael Nadal in second longest Wimbledon semi-final ever

But he has little time to rest his aching body before facing Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final. The remarkable match between two of the men's game's legendary players began on Friday evening after the outcome of Anderson's win over Isner and had to be halted after 11pm after Djokovic had taken the third set on a breathtaking tie-break. [Full Article...]

Nadal, Djokovic clash becomes second longest semi-final at Wimbledon

Djokovic's thriller against long-time rival Rafael Nadal lasted a mere five hours 15 minutes, but only three sets of that could be completed before the Wimbledon curfew at 11 pm on Friday, and the pair had to come back on Saturday to finish off before the women's final. [Full Article...]

Unai Emery: What I really think about Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal

Unai Emery: What I really think about Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal He said: "We are here to help every player". Emery was appointed Gunners manager in May after Arsene Wenger's 22-year spell in charge came to an end and the Spaniard could not have wished for a more comfortable first game in charge. "And yes it's a new one for me", Chambers told the Arsenal website. "It's not easy for the big clubs to work every day without the important players". [Full Article...]

Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title In the semifinals it was smooth sailing for Kerber who downed Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to reach her second Wimbledon finals, her first since 2016. Royals! Down to the final point of Saturday's women's Wimbledon final, the script seemed to be slipped from the pages of an English fairy tale. "For all you mums out there I was playing for you". [Full Article...]


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