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Belgium's Lukaku a doubt for England clash, says Martinez

They will face an England side coming off the back of a 6-1 drubbing of Panama , which followed a 2-1 win over Tunisia . Soccer Football - World Cup - G...


Todays match fixture, live streaming info for Tuesday

Their point earned against Denmark could've helped them if they had beaten Peru , and recorded better goal difference than the Danes. Here are five things ...


Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

James didn't attend the show in Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport amid frenzied speculation about his future. After thanking his mother, who was standin...


Messi, others to pick Argentina squad against Eagles

However, worldwide success with Argentina has eluded him over his career, which has been highlighted in Russian Federation as they face a humiliating early ex...


Ronaldo deserved red for elbow, says Iran coach Queiroz

The Russians - who must now regroup before their last-16 match against the winners of Group B - were rocked by a red card for Igor Smolnikov about 10 minutes fr...


Talking Points As Nigeria Soar Past Iceland

Nigeria , under pressure to beat Iceland after losing their World Cup opener 2-0 to Croatia , dropped strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi to the bench...


Messi will star for the good of Argentina - Sampaoli

Zabaleta, a right back who won two Premier League championships when he played at Manchester City , says he feels sorry for Messi. Lionel Messi's Argent...


Kerala: Missing Argentina fan's body found in river

He was a bachelor. Chinnamma is Dinu's mother and Divya, his sister. According to police, a group of people who had come to take a bath in the river on Sunday...


Bert van Marwijk feeling Australian ahead of facing 'emotional' Peru

As the minutes ticked away so too did Australia's hopes of a turnaround; Aziz Behich got in behind the Peru defence and had time and space to pick his spo...


Defending champion Petra Kvitova races into Birmingham final

I'm just happy to be back on the grass courts. Defending champion Petra Kvitova will take on 2009 victor Magdalena Rybarikova in Sunday's Nature Valley C...


Australia’s Ben Simmons crowned NBA Rookie of the Year

The guard averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to post those numbers in a season. "...


Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to Iranian Fans outside Portugal's Hotel

Ronaldo has been on a tear since the start of the World Cup . Group standings: Belgium and England are assured of a place in the Round of 16 in Group G, wi...


How Argentina should line up against Nigeria

The Super Eagles will go into today's last group D match against Argentina aware that they would be meeting a desperate team fighting for survival. Nigeria ...


Denmark vs France - Preview, Live Match | 26 Jun 2018

France have eased into the tournament, doing enough to get by against weaker opposition in Australia and Peru to ensure they were one of the first names in the...


Liverpool too slow to sign Nabil Fekir, says Lyon president

Asensio has the world at his feet at 22, having become a key part of the Real Madrid first-team setup over the last couple of seasons. They may have repeated ...


#WC2018: Portugal concede late penalty as Uruguay await in last 16

Alan Shearer criticised the referee's performance in Iran's 1-1 draw with Portugal in Group B on Monday. "It's always been one of my dreams to be at th...


Ronaldo quiets Iran fans down from hotel room before Portugal match

That was the 18th penalty sanctioned so far at the finals, equalling the record for a single World Cup with the action only barely past the halfway stage. El ...


What John McEnroe has said of Serena Williams' seeding debate at Wimbledon

The American, now ranked 181st, was unseeded at the French Open . "No offence. You're talking about Serena". As for the argument that seeding Williams might ...


Who's in, who's out and who can still go through

A spectacular Ricardo Quaresma goal seemed to have set Portugal on their way to a victory that would have won them Group B, only for a VAR penalty for Ir...


Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Sampaoli

He missed a penalty among 11 unsuccessful shots on goal in a 1-1 draw with Iceland before failing to make any meaningful impact in an error-strewn Argentine d...


Joel Embiid Delivers Simple Pitch To Lure LeBron James To 76ers

James - whose snazzy assist to Ante Zizic in Los Angeles was also nominated in the same category - beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo who had the Dunk of the Year, ...


Mexico on the verge of advancing to round of 16

Son Heung-min broke free down the right after beating the offside trap, but his cut-back into the box to take a shot was blocked by not one but three bodies. So...


Spain and Portugal through after incredible Group B climax

You have to play easier, not commit mistakes with the ball, not let them score with a lost piece of possession... Khalid Boutaib opened the scoring for Mor...


James Harden finally wins first MVP

Harden appeared in 72 games for the Western Conference finalists last season, averaging a league-leading 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds over 35.4 min...


'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players

Victory over Nigeria in their final Group D match in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday would send Argentina through as runners-up if group leaders Croatia avoid...


Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England…

England won the game with the most goals the team have ever scored in a World Cup finals match. Having only Ruben Loftus-Cheek booked may end up boosting En...


Half time: Brazil 0 Costa Rica 0

Neymar did not appear to have forgotten the Spanish he learned while at Barcelona, as he rained down with an easily-decipherable torrent of verbal abuse during...


Swiss stars facing punishment for controversial Serbia celebrations

The duo - who both have Albanian heritage - made the "Albanian Eagle" gesture with their hands together and thumbs locked after scoring. Switzerland regis...


Halle Open: Federer faces Australia's Ebden for semi berth

Federer must win the title in Halle for a 10th time to retain his place at the top of the rankings and Kudla is up next in the last four. The opening set need...


Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz racially abused via social media after World Cup defeat

Racial abuse and threats against Durmaz were reported to the Swedish police by the FA on behalf of the player, and the Swedes want to put the incident and the ...


Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi's not to blame for anything

The 57-year-old won the World Cup trophy with Argentina in 1986. Even a win may not be enough for Argentina , who are bottom of the group - behind Croat...


Paul Pogba Uncertain About His France Future

It's experience. There were little issues with Mourinho, but they were nothing. Pogba, who was speaking at a news conference at France's World Cup trainin...


Carmelo Anthony Punches In $27.9 Million Player Option With Thunder

As Shams notes, the opt in comes with a $27.9 million cap hit for the 2018-19 season. With the deadline passing Saturday, Carmelo Anthony did not exercise t...


Max Verstappen pleased with 'exciting' Red Bull-Honda marriage

Red Bull Racing's deal with Honda is a two-year deal, so they are set to use Honda engines for the first time in the 2019 season, and they are set to do so...


Houston Astros player shaves mustache mid-game

Bregman had shaved his mustache (see the comparison photos here), with the Astros' Instagram account noting: "Sometimes you just need to switch things up". Af...


Spurs Publicly Say They Still Prefer To Retain Kawhi Leonard

It's not even a lock that a Western Conference foe would leapfrog the Spurs in the standings after acquiring Leonard. "As a player, if I'm a leader of a team,...


Javier Mascherano asks Argentina fans to band together vs

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said he too is a fan of Messi but there is no room for pity at the World Cup . "Obviously, when we feel uncomfortable about somet...


Holder Spieth and Johnson share Travelers lead

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy bounced back from their early exits at the US Open by making the running at the Travelers Championship . "The putter has been...


Argentina v Nigeria: Troost-Ekong speaks ahead of all-important clash

Speaking ahead of their final Group D game on Tuesday, Mascherano has stated that Messi is desperate to show the world the real Argentina . As Argentina ...


Argentina take player power to new level ahead of Nigeria clash

Argentina almost missed the World Cup altogether, needing a Messi hat-trick in the final qualifying match just to punch a ticket to Russian Federation. On th...


Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match

For Colombia and Senegal to both qualify, Colombia would need to defeat Senegal by a lesser margin than already eliminated Poland would defeat Japan by. Mexic...


Mohamed Salah mulls quitting Egypt after Chechnya controversy

Salah, who also took part in a photo opportunity with Kadyrov, has been criticised for allowing the Chechen leader to use him to improve the government's global...


Costa Rica looking to exit World Cup with a win

Lasmar sought to reassure Brazilian media anxious about Neymar's fitness after he limped out of a training session with a sore right ankle following Brazil's op...


Portugal won't get any trouble from Iran and neither will bettors

Portugal will advance with a win or a draw. Should they win over Portugal by large margin, they will automatically qualify to the next round. It is not the c...


Argentina's Players Oust Sampaoli Ahead Of Nigeria Clash

Petersburg". Iceland, on the other hand, lies at the third spot with 1 point courtesy to their hard-earned draw and is only separated from Argentina on bett...


FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri

Serbia was furious when Brych failed to award a spot-kick in the 66th minute after Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area by Swiss d...


Uruguay 2-0 vs Russia; Saudi Arabia nets equaliser

Both sides were already packing their bags before they met in the heat of the Volgograd Arena, having failed to pick up a single point between them in their pre...


Jimmy Durmaz racial abuse

Sweden substitute Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to a storm of racial hatred and threats on social media after giving away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos's ...


Harry Kane now top scorer, sets new record against Panama

Kane was billed as having all the ingredients to become England's hero before they departed for Russian Federation: leadership, big-game experience, a keen ey...


Poland crash out of World Cup after Colombia defeat

Fast forward to the present day in Russian Federation and Rodriguez is still thriving in the showpiece, producing a masterclass, Man of the Match performance in...