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Harry Kane says England 'grew up' during win on penalties over Colombia

Harry Kane says England 'grew up' during win on penalties over Colombia They had become the elephant in the room, with news conferences at major tournaments rarely passing by without the "Have you practised penalties?" question being asked, sometimes during the group stage! "We had total belief in what we were doing, right through to the end". [Full Article...]

Philadelphia 76ers: 5 reasons to go all in on LeBron James

Philadelphia 76ers: 5 reasons to go all in on LeBron James Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who was named the league's executive of the on Monday, would love to have James. Just because James declined the player option with Cleveland does not mean he can't resign. The Lakers have a young, talented but inexperienced roster and they were hoping to land both James and possibly George. "I think other people have said every player in the National Baske... [Full Article...]

Reaction as England finally slay penalty curse

Reaction as England finally slay penalty curse Huge crowds chanting "it's coming home, football's coming home " rushed to the middle of the road in Liverpool Street, stopping cars, buses and even emergency services from getting through. Joachim Low will remain in charge as Germany head coach despite their disastrous World Cup campaign. "I took a call four hours before kick-off to tell me what had happened". [Full Article...]

FIFA Fines Russian, Serbian Soccer Federations After Fans Display Racist Banners

FIFA Fines Russian, Serbian Soccer Federations After Fans Display Racist Banners The Washington Post give details of FIFA's ruling, stating that FIFA have ordered the Russian Federation to pay a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs after a Neo-Nazi banner was spotted in the crowd during Russia's 3-0 loss to Uruguay. "Also, the assistant coach of the Moroccan national team, Patrice Beaumelle, is equally hereby warned for improper behaviour following the match between Spain and Morocc... [Full Article...]

'Phsychic' octopus who correctly predicted World Cup results eaten

'Phsychic' octopus who correctly predicted World Cup results eaten But Kimio Abe , the fisherman who caught Rabio , felt he'd make more money selling Rabio at a nearby market for food than from its clairvoyance. "I hope that the second Rabiot will also give all the outcomes correctly and that Japan will go all the way", he said to Sora News 24 . In 2010, a German octopus named Paul predicted the outcome of six World Cup games. [Full Article...]

Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya replace Bumrah, Washington Sundar for England T20Is

Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya replace Bumrah, Washington Sundar for England T20Is The duo will replace Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah as both were injured during their short stay at Ireland for the two T20 Internationals. Sundar has been ruled out of the entire limited-overs' series owing to a right ankle injury. [Full Article...]

Authorities Speed Up Efforts to Rescue Thai Youth in Cave

Authorities Speed Up Efforts to Rescue Thai Youth in Cave The pair are effectively the "A Team" of cave-divers, said Bill Whitehouse , vice chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council , who has been in contact with them since they discovered the Thai football team. The group appears exhausted, rake thin, sensitive to the light but lucid, with some speaking faltering English to try to communicate with the unidentified diver. [Full Article...]

Spain 1 Russian Federation 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties)

Spain 1 Russian Federation 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties) Hello and welcome to this live text commentary of the World Cup last-16 match between Spain and Russian Federation at the Luzhniki Stadium. Akinfeev then saved Koke's effort, before Golovin , Ramos and Cheryshev scored theirs, meaning Aspas had to score. [Full Article...]

New look, same dominance for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

New look, same dominance for Roger Federer at Wimbledon She's returning to the tournament for the first time since she won it in 2016 - her third occasion where she won back-to-back - after missing it last season while pregnant with her first child, Alexis, who she gave birth to in September 2017. [Full Article...]

England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow

England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow I think we deserved it, as well", Southgate said after the game. Sweden now await in a mouth-watering Samara quarter-final on Saturday, which England approach buoyed by a display of character and coolness which belied this group's tender years. [Full Article...]

James Rodriguez injury: Colombia star will NOT play against England - pundit

James Rodriguez injury: Colombia star will NOT play against England - pundit Lincoln-born Dan Jones is ready for an incredible atmosphere in Colombia ahead of Tuesday's World Cup round of 16 clash (7pm kick-off United Kingdom time). "And maybe that's been a problem we've had the last 15, 20 years as a country: we're too honest". Henderson stepped up to take his country's third penalty in the subsequent shootout but was thwarted by Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, ... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid to accept £88m Cristiano Ronaldo bid from Juventus

Real Madrid to accept £88m Cristiano Ronaldo bid from Juventus But now Perez appears to have relented, with El Chiringuito TV show Jugones claiming that Real have chose to accept Juventus' £88m offer - which is just a tenth of the release clause. Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones reported that Real Madrid is set to accept a $116 million offer for the five-time Ballon d'Or victor. [Full Article...]

Football, fans and philosophy on the World Cup podcast

Football, fans and philosophy on the World Cup podcast The reality of whether England really can progress to the quarter finals will begin to unfold at 7pm. England went on to win the match, beating Colombia 2-0, with Darren Anderton scoring in the 20th minute, and a little-known player named David Beckham scoring a free kick in the 29th. [Full Article...]

Senegal 'magicians' hope to do Africa proud at World Cup

Senegal 'magicians' hope to do Africa proud at World Cup Senegal will have been disappointed not to complete the job against Japan , but they looked risky with pace on the counter, and needing just a point to guarantee a spot in the knockout rounds they're likely to sit back and play relatively defensively. [Full Article...]

Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard Interested in Playing with LeBron James

Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard Interested in Playing with LeBron James James might end up being the only top free agent to sign in Los Angeles this summer (no offense, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee ) but next summer should be a big one for Magic Johnson and Co., too. Smith (h/t Lakers Nation ) recently reported that the Lakers said that Kuzma is "off-limits". I got off the phone with both sides. Lakers LeBron Jerseys won't ship until the deal is signed, whi... [Full Article...]

Roger Federer ditches Nike for '$300m deal' with Uniqlo

Roger Federer ditches Nike for '$300m deal' with Uniqlo According to Forbes magazine's recent list of the world's highest-paid athletes, Federer now earns $77.2m (£57.63m) a year, with his Nike sponsorship one of the most lucrative deals in sport. I have deep roots with Nike. "I went to the net a couple of times, later in the third set I served worse, but in general terms I served well". The Swiss, who beat Marin Cilic in last year's final, will... [Full Article...]

OKC Thunder could have record luxury tax bill

OKC Thunder could have record luxury tax bill Durant will be paid about $30.5 million this coming season, about $5 million less than he could have commanded if the deal was structured differently. Should the Houston Rockets consider trading for Carmelo Anthony? George averaged 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals during his seven seasons in Indiana. [Full Article...]

Brazil ace Neymar hits back at Mexico tactics: It's unfair!

Brazil ace Neymar hits back at Mexico tactics: It's unfair! Now that the group phase has concluded, teams have entered the knockout phase. Mexico fans made their presence felt in Russia with their traveling fan base and celebrations out on the Russian streets. The star forward opened the scoring early in the second half at the Samara Arena and it was his shot being saved which led to Roberto Firmino's 88th-minute clincher. [Full Article...]

Brazil, Belgium Target World Cup Quarters After Spain Bow Out

Brazil, Belgium Target World Cup Quarters After Spain Bow Out Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku has explained why he's focussed on bigger things than the Golden Boot award with Belgium at the World Cup . "I just want to go through to the quarters and the semis", Hazard told reporters. I already ran through his unbelievable global goalscoring record the last time we took the piss out of him, and he added another last night as Brazil overcame Mexi... [Full Article...]

Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal

Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal According to ESPN, LeBron James' jersey number will be the same as he wore in both stints with Cleveland, an announcement that came hours after word came down that James will sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers . Players can not sign contracts with teams until Friday under National Basketball Association free agency rules. Despite LeBron's fame and hefty new contract, he wa... [Full Article...]


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