World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

Switzerland will qualify with a win against Costa Rica, with a draw also good enough as long as Serbia don't beat Brazil. The Group D victor will face the Group C runner-up. Croatia qualified with that comprehensive victory over Argentina. A win ... More..

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Paul Pogba makes SHOCK World Cup retirement claim
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Paul Pogba makes SHOCK World Cup retirement claim

It's experience. There were little issues with Mourinho, but they were nothing. The 25-year-old is now with his country in Russian Federation as they try hunt down a sixth World Cup trophy. "Maybe it's my l...More..

Spieth, Johnson share lead
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Spieth, Johnson share lead

McIlroy shared third place with Brian Harman, a perennial contender on Tour, and Peter Malnati, a fourth-year Tour pro whose name admittedly is not familiar to most golf fans. Thomas said he, like most others, ...More..

ICC investigates Umar Akmals claim of being approached by bookies
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

ICC investigates Umar Akmals claim of being approached by bookies

Pakistani batsman also said that he was approached during ICC World Cup, including the 2015 edition played in Australia and New Zealand. But I have told those people that I am very honest about playing for Paki...More..

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored

Cristiano Ronaldo admits there is still plenty of room for improvement from Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup . Argentina only qualified for the World Cup due to Messi's heroics in a crunch qualifier a...More..

Defending champion Kvitova races into Birmingham final
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Defending champion Kvitova races into Birmingham final

Petra Kvitova's stellar 2018 season continued in Birmingham on Sunday as the No. 4-seeded Czech overcame Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to defend her title at the Nature Valley Classic tou...More..

Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka face two-match bans for goal celebrations
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka face two-match bans for goal celebrations

A Serbian crackdown on Kosovo Albanian rebels in 1998-1999 only ended when North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervened. The Arsenal midfielder's father was imprisoned in the former Yugoslavia for campaign...More..

How World Cup Group Play Is Shaking Out
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

How World Cup Group Play Is Shaking Out

Asia's top-ranked nation sits one point behind European neighbours Portugal and Spain on three points, having opened its campaign with a rousing, albeit fortunate win over Morocco . Wins for Iceland and ...More..

‘Awesome’ Alpha Centauri Blasts Away To Coronation Stakes Glory At Royal Ascot
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

‘Awesome’ Alpha Centauri Blasts Away To Coronation Stakes Glory At Royal Ascot

I saw the filly on Saturday and she looked wonderful. Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: "It's left us feeling a little blue and perhaps the Queen will be looking to back Shades Of Blue or maybe even Come...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Diego Maradona reportedly asks for a meeting with the Argentina national team before their final group game against Nigeria on Tuesday. When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrati...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Roger Federer opens up on his physical shape after two long weeks

Coric, who accounted for German second-seed Alexander Zverev in the first round, held his nerve against the crowd favourite at the venue that styles itself after the All England club. "Many congratulations Born...More..

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

It warms us all. "I'm sorry that we didn't get at least one point, " Sweden coach Janne Andersson said. "We do not tolerate a player being subjected to threats or abuse". "Maybe there was unnecessary anger ...More..

Jos Buttler pummels lackluster Australia to resounding clean sweep — Twitter Reactions
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Jos Buttler pummels lackluster Australia to resounding clean sweep — Twitter Reactions

When Rashid was out with 11 still needed, last man Jake Ball held up the Australian attack for 10 balls, allowing Buttler, who got his ton with a second six, to guide England home with a handsome driven bound...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz subjected to racist abuse after Germany defeat

Kroos' goal from a set piece came in the fifth and final minute of injury time. A draw would have left Germany on the brink of an early exit, but they are now level on points with Sweden heading into their fi...More..

Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England

The Champions Trophy has been completely forgotten. "I don't think it was played in Bangladesh. In the upcoming tour of England , our focus will be on how we can perform well as a team", Kohli said. "I would...More..

'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala found dead 3 days after going missing
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala found dead 3 days after going missing

The body of a 30-year-old Argentina football team fan was recovered from a river near here today, two days after he left home upset over poor showing of the South American team in the World Cup, police said. A ...More..

Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low

Sweden had been able to contain every attack Germany managed to throw at them, but in the final seconds, Kroos took his chance on a set piece to go around them instead and made the most of it. Low told a news...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Ricciardo expects Red Bull to ramp up contract talks

The Monaco Grand Prix victor has become the key in this season's driver market with much speculation being made about where the out of contract Red Bull driver will go at the end of the year. For sure the discu...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow

A team of five workers at Moscow's Altufyevo Confectionery worked for almost a week to carve the sculpture in 60 kg (132 lbs) of chocolate to mark the Argentina forward's 31st birthday on Sunday. Argentina ...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Jermain Defoe sends message to Harry Kane after England heroics

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 eye for a goal and the drive to be the best. "His 20...More..

Clinical Colombia send Poles packing with 3-0 win
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Clinical Colombia send Poles packing with 3-0 win

Rodriguez's short corner eventually found Quintero, whose smart through ball back to Rodriguez gave him time and space to curl a ideal left-footed cross that Mina rose to header powerfully past Szczesny on 40...More..

Legend calls for meeting with Argentina players
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Legend calls for meeting with Argentina players

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has always been regarded as the "greatest of all time" by devoted fans but some Nigerian supporters have now told Argentina's faithful that "our GOAT is better than your GOAT"....More..

England beat Australia by one wicket to complete series whitewash
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

England beat Australia by one wicket to complete series whitewash

But Buttler's unbeaten hundred guided the hosts home in the penultimate over as England got over the winning line with one wicket to spare. Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss only to see his side di...More..

Sprint-car racer Jason Johnson dies at Beaver Dam Raceway
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Sprint-car racer Jason Johnson dies at Beaver Dam Raceway

He is survived by wife Bobbi and son Jaxx. "We are heartbroken and saddened to tell you that we have lost our leader, friend, family member and our hero", Jason Johnson Racing announced . tweeted . Ricky S...More..

Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden

The midfielder's mistimed pass led to Ola Toivonen's first-half goal for Sweden. In the aftermath to one of the most memorable victories in Germany's long history of success, Toni Kroos and Marco Reus had a...More..

Sri Lankan Cricket team management admit to breaching ICC code
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sri Lankan Cricket team management admit to breaching ICC code

The ICC has confirmed that chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Hon Michael Beloff QC, has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner to hear Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal's appe...More..

Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, takes championship lead
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, takes championship lead

It has been really good to see so many people here at the French GP so for me personally, it is the best French GP I have ever had", the Brit added. "I'm really excited to come to the first Grand Prix here at...More..

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

Given his stellar club season and central role in Egypt's qualification campaign, Mohamed Salah deserved the World Cup stage more than most. Mohamed Salah is considering his worldwide future with Egypt, a s...More..

Hamilton questions Vettel punishment after Bottas' race 'destroyed'
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hamilton questions Vettel punishment after Bottas' race 'destroyed'

The Briton made it two easy wins for his country in one day, after England's progression to the second round of the World Cup with their cruise to a 6-1 victory over Panama. It did nothing to slow him and as so...More..

England thrash Panama to qualify for knockout stages
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

England thrash Panama to qualify for knockout stages

A header from a corner by John Stones, a penalty from Kane and a lovely strike from the edge of the box by Jesse Lingard set them on their way. England manager Gareth Southgate has heaped praise on th...More..