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Belgium Leaving Nothing To Chance As They Try Desperately Not To Win

Belgium Leaving Nothing To Chance As They Try Desperately Not To Win

Having started the tournament on fire, England now has to turn on the style again against Colombia and there will be a huge outcry if they flop again for many will point to this performance as the...

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Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early

Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early

To be honest, if we can't score a goal in 90 minutes against South Korea then we don't deserve to go through. Mueller, who performed well below expectations in Germany's opening two games, was l...

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France take on Argentina in Round of 16

France take on Argentina in Round of 16

The Real Madrid star, who has four goals in Russian Federation and looks certain to be crowned world player of the year for a sixth time, will come up against a tight Uruguay defence that did not conc...

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Ronaldo can't beat Uruguay on his own, warns Portugal coach

Ronaldo can't beat Uruguay on his own, warns Portugal coach

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has received a boost in defence ahead of his side's clash with Portugal , and Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez could come back into the XI after recovering from...

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Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Spain won in 2010 but were dumped out in the group stages in 2014. This kind of blind rage fueled by your team having an very bad match four years ago is what the World Cup is really all about. "W...

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‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard

‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard

Despite all the claims of a strained relationship and bad blood, it was obvious that Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were still cool once they got in each other's presence and cooled off any talks t...

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De Bruyne 'not concentrated' on England v Belgium

De Bruyne 'not concentrated' on England v Belgium

Add Kevin de Bruyne in the mix - someone who has been relegated to shadows (despite that wonderful ball to Hazard against Tunisia ) so far courtesy of the imperious Lukaku and Hazard - linking-up...

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Hamilton on pole in France with Vettel third

Hamilton on pole in France with Vettel third

Heavy rain kept drivers in the garage for most of the final practice of the French Grand Prix on Saturday with Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes ending up fastest in the washed-out third session. Spai...

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England, Belgium battle for top spot after Germany World Cup shock

England, Belgium battle for top spot after Germany World Cup shock

Finishing second in the group following defeat by Belgium - or a draw and a host of yellow cards (more on that below) - may not be so dire an outcome for England . "We are building a team that ar...

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Brazil outclass Serbia to set up Mexico clash

Brazil outclass Serbia to set up Mexico clash

Brazil's victory on Wednesday came after a sparkling performance from striker Neymar . Brazil looked to utilise their pace to get in behind Serbia , who held firm at the back initially despite ...

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US Open will consider Serena pregnancy in seedings

US Open will consider Serena pregnancy in seedings

Her defeat in Paris, against Halep, was hard but not unexpected despite her having played great tennis in the first set. Nor should they, in my opinion'. You're talking about Serena'". Wimbledon has...

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Argentina face five finals, insists defiant coach Sampaoli

Argentina face five finals, insists defiant coach Sampaoli

Gernot Rohr's sprightly side were poor in their opener against Croatia, but they were resurgent in their second game against Iceland, with Ahmed Musa scoring two fine goals, and they'll take confi...

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Kvitova beats Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

Kvitova beats Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

After two wins on grass Ukrainian tennis player suffered defeat. "I didn't start well in Australia, but now I can't imagine a better season so far". It was tough to fightback but I was relaxed and it ...

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Deschamps says France won't offer Denmark any favours

Deschamps says France won't offer Denmark any favours

France were already through and Denmark needed a point. Denmark - likely to face Croatia next - rarely threatened and appeared happy with a 0-0 draw that sends them into the knockout stages for...

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Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

After finishing second in MVP voting in two of the last three seasons, Rockets guard James Harden claimed the honor Monday at the NBA Awards . He beat out LeBron James who was a little ways back in...

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It's more than Japan brains vs Senegal brawn, says Cisse

It's more than Japan brains vs Senegal brawn, says Cisse

Stanislav Cherchesov's hosts, the lowest-ranked at the World Cup, have already qualified and surpassed the expectations of the Russian media, who may now perhaps give the team more favourable coverage...

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Djokovic eases into Queen's Club semi-finals

Djokovic eases into Queen's Club semi-finals

As expected a couple of points made the difference in the tiebreaks". Kyrgios was asked about what king of match he expects against Cilic: "Obviously some big serves again". While Kyrgios will be fr...

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Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

Colombia put together an impressive, convincing and dance-provoking 3-0 win over underwhelming Poland to remain alive in Group H play. Falcao, who missed the 2014 World Cup because of a knee in...

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England thrash Panama to move into last 16

England thrash Panama to move into last 16

Most importantly of all, in Kane they have a striker the whole world will now fear. Japan are now best placed to finish top of Group H , and they would take on the runner-ups of England's group...

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Hazard plays down Lukaku comments

Hazard plays down Lukaku comments

We need to be very aware in every game that if you don't score you must be prepared to work hard and to go through periods where your opponents test you. "Any sort of negative word between the players...

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Nigeria off the mark in Russian Federation

Nigeria off the mark in Russian Federation

Then in the 75th minute, Musa outran an Iceland defender down the side of the field, moved with the ball into the middle, then dribbled around Iceland keeper Hannes Thor Halldórsson - making Halld...

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Media criticism of my lifestyle is 'unbelievable' - Sterling

Media criticism of my lifestyle is 'unbelievable' - Sterling

England winger Raheem Sterling says he no longer worries about the media "picking on him" because of a perceived love of "bling". The relationship between the England camp and the media has und...

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Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

Shaqiri's flag - he also wears a Swiss one on his left boot - has been perceived as provocation with Kosovo declaring independence from 10 years ago - which has refused to recognise. Serbia will be...

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Brazil ace out of Costa Rica clash

Brazil ace out of Costa Rica clash

Football's global governing body has fined Serbia for its fans' offensive behaviour during Sunday's World Cup match with Costa Rica . "Maybe we will get lucky today". The 25-year-old missed an outdo...

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Cavs Offering Kevin Love and No. 8 Pick for Kawhi Leonard

Cavs Offering Kevin Love and No. 8 Pick for Kawhi Leonard

The team has many options heading into Thursday's draft including staying put and selecting two skilled players, trading up and selecting Luka Doncic or Jaren Jackson Jr. San Antonio Spurs head coach...

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Suarez fires Uruguay past Saudi Arabia into the Round of 16

Suarez fires Uruguay past Saudi Arabia into the Round of 16

Uruguay's victory meant hosts Russian Federation also booked a ticket to the round of 16 with six points while Egypt are also knocked out with zero. The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Ros...

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How the Dwight Howard-Timofey Mozgov trade could affect the Cleveland Cavaliers

How the Dwight Howard-Timofey Mozgov trade could affect the Cleveland Cavaliers

He subsequently did so, opting into his Magic contract for the next season, and ending trade talks. Howard would appear to be a odd fit for the Nets, given Brooklyn has young center Jarrett Allen ....

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Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches

Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches

With their surprise win against Colombia on Tuesday, the Japanese soccer team won their first World Cup game since 2010. The Japanese have once again proven to the world that they are a people with ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores early in Portugal's win, Morocco eliminated

Cristiano Ronaldo scores early in Portugal's win, Morocco eliminated

Ronaldo's success has come at an event in which he has previously struggled to be at his best, and he has eclipsed his goal tally from his combined 13 appearances at his three previous World Cups . H...

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Giminez heads Uruguay past Salah-less Egypt

Giminez heads Uruguay past Salah-less Egypt

Still, Egyptians, who have been on tenterhooks over news of whether Salah would recover from a shoulder injury in time to play, said the battling performance was a positive omen. Egypt's Amr Warda ...

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Chelsea and Man United consider a swap deal involving Martial and Willian

Chelsea and Man United consider a swap deal involving Martial and Willian

Mourinho has reportedly been chasing Willian since his arrived at United in 2016, but is now said to have stepped up his interest in the 29-year-old, with whom he worked at Chelsea . 'He can improv...

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Anxiety hit us hard, says Brazil coach Tite after Switzerland draw

Anxiety hit us hard, says Brazil coach Tite after Switzerland draw

That could spell trouble for Switzerland as they take on Brazil in Group E on Sunday. I hope he'll be ready, but the medical staff knows better. After all, they are unbeaten in their last five Wor...

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Germany fall to the champions' curse

Germany fall to the champions' curse

Both literally and figuratively. Quake sensors in Mexico city were triggered by fans jumping in celebration of their team's winning goal against Germany . When they get to the goal, they have ver...

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Clash of Continents in Group H

Clash of Continents in Group H

The result means that South Korea recorded one win, one draw and two losses in their four warm-up matches for the World Cup in Russian Federation. Kamil Glik: French media have dubbed the Monaco ...

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Michael Porter Jr. Cleared For Friday Pro Day

Michael Porter Jr. Cleared For Friday Pro Day

Questions about his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri and his pre-draft interviews with National Basketball Association teams attending the combine contributed to the concern. Porter only play...

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