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Neymar blasted by Mexico boss for 'play-acting'

Willian also won the praises of Brazil assistant coach Sylvinho, who pointed out his sterling work at covering right-back Fagner on a flank that was targeted ...


Mexico coach rips 'clown' Neymar for milking injury

Layun became frustrated by Neymar's brilliance, even deliberately stepping on the superstar's ankle off the ball, but fortunately escaped punishment. The 11t...


Hawks draft Luka Doncic, then trade him for Trae Young

No. 24. Portland Trail Blazers: Grayson Allen, Duke This is higher than most mock drafts, but Allen would fit right in with CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard. They...


Brazil fans hold funeral for Germany after Russian Federation 2018 elimination

Asked about Kim's strike, which was allowed after Toni Kroos was adjudged to have played the ball backwards, Low said: "The player was in an offside position ...


Spain vs Russia: Russian keeper thanks God for luck against Spain

Dzyuba, unable to contain his delight after keeping his nerve to plant an equalising penalty past David de Gea after Gerard Pique's handball, said he found st...


LeBron heads to Los Angeles as free agency begins

Cleveland has lost to Golden State in the finals each of the last two years, and in three of the last four. James, who is also known as "King James", took to...


LeBron James and Lakers agree to 4-year deal

And that's OK. The Sixers still have a bright future, even brighter now he's made the trek out West. Sunday evening, Klutch Sports Group , LeBron James' sp...


Japan survive despite loss to Poland

Overall, Japan committed only 28 fouls in three group matches, among the fewest in the tournament. But Nishino's squad, which was the lowest-ranked and cons...


Southgate's gamble piles pressure on England for Colombia clash

He added that it was "important we react positively to the defeat" against Belgium. Adnan Januzaj's stunning goal secured a much-changed Belgium side a 1-0 wi...


Mexico, Sweden through to round of 16

A goal early in the second half from Ludwig Augustinsson and a second from the penalty spot from the captain Andreas Granqvist put Sweden in charge, and a...


Portugal v Uruguay - Preview and possible lineups

If Portugal beat Uruguay to set up a date against either France or Argentina, their Last 8 fixture will take place in Nizhny Novgorod. Although the Portug...


Injuries raise doubts about Brazil’s World Cup preparations

For Mexico, the prospect of facing mighty Brazil with everything on the line is "the flawless scenario", the 31-year-old Guardado said. The midfielder hinted ...


France, Spain among Round of 16 favourites on World Cup odds

The powerful Mannschaft, the dominant force of world football recent years, crashed out miserably in the first round of the World Cup , and nobody saw it comin...


Colombia's Cuadrado warns of Senegal threat ahead of Group H finale

Colombia enters the game in third place in Group H, and must win in order to progress to the Round of 16, but a draw leaves the South Americans at the mercy of...


England captain Harry Kane on Panama hat-trick

Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their opener, but were completely blown away by England in Novgorod. Following Belgium's comfortable win over Tunisia, En...


Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs re-engage in Kawhi Leonard trade talks

A Southern California native, Leonard reportedly wants to defect to the Lakers, but that team has a hard choice to make in terms of how many assets to offer the...


World Cup match report Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018

Portugal and Spain - who face Iran and already eliminated Morocco respectively later on Monday - are likely to await these sides in the knockout stages, with U...


Lakers' Free Agency Pitch To Paul George Leaked

Paul George is chronicling his free agency in a three-part ESPN series, and says the process is overwhelming. Most reports hint that George going to the Los ...


Should England lose to Belgium? Former Three Lions stars fire warning

And Southgate said recent World Cup results have refocused England minds. Despite a huge scare for Lionel Messi´s Argentina, who needed a late goal from Mar...


Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

He juggled Lukaku , Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Michy Batshuayi but failed to find a formula to reward the pressing and passing of Eden Hazard, Kevi...


Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury: Djokovic

Murray, who last played 342 days ago at Wimbledon 2017, still had a visible limp and sometimes looked to struggle with side-to-side movement after hip surgery i...


'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players

Messi was kept quiet as Argentina suffered their heaviest first round group stage defeat since 1958, but the Barcelona forward could yet have his say at what ...


Is this the end of Lionel Messi's global career

Iceland have made three changes, with Jon Bordvarsson being left on the bench to leave Alfred Finnbogason as a lone striker in front of a five-man midfield. Sa...


FIFA WC: Neymar, Coutinho’s injury-time goals sink Costa Rica

If clashes really happened then I haven't seen anything and I can't believe anything has happened because they are all very polite and very calm people. "In the...


France Finish Top Ahead Of Denmark After World Cup Stalemate

Denmark could have only been denied qualification had they lost to France and had Australia beaten Peru in the match being simultaneously played in Sochi...


Has Sloane Stephens taken American tennis' baton from Serena Williams?

These pregnancies do tend to come later in their careers, but they seem able to get back to championship-winning form and quickly. ESPN notes , "Before her p...


Nigeria v Argentina - Preview and possible lineups

Describing the Super Eagles Franco-German coach as somebody who likes to win all the time, Ogu said his words inspired the team's change of attitude in seco...


James Harden named NBA's Most Valuable Player

Harden took home the honor over LeBron James in a landslide vote, and became the third player drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the award. When the ...


Liverpool star Mo Salah might quite Egypt

A picture of Salah walking beside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov drew criticism ahead of the competition. Sources in his homeland say that Salah, whose he...


Lauda and Hamilton critical of Vettel penalty

After all the commotion, polesitter Hamilton was leading with Verstappen second, Ricciardo fourth, Vettel 11th and Bottas 13th. Vettel needed a new front wing...


Senegal will make Africa proud!

Clearly, Africa doesn't have a history of doing well in the opening matches of the World Cup and the events in Russian Federation, where only Senegal won thei...


Who wins Group G if England and Belgium draw?

The Tottenham forward scored twice from the spot before a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot deflected off the striker's ankle in the second period. England face Belgi...


I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Novak Djokovic

Victory for Cilic is his second at Queen's, but this win will taste far sweeter than his first back in 2012, when his opponent in the final - David Nalbandian ...


Luis Suarez sends Uruguay through with goal on his 100th appearance

Luis Suarez booked Uruguay's place in the World Cup knockout rounds, marking his 100th worldwide appearance with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Saudi...


Thiago Silva "Saddened" Having Been Insulted By Neymar During Costa Rica Game

Many thought they would steamroll Switzerland in their Group E opener, but the European side held out for a 1-1 draw . Having been frustrated for nearly the ...


Hazard and Lukaku at the double as five-star Belgium thrash Tunisia

England (three points) face Panama (none) on Sunday in the same group. Tunisia's consolation goals came from defender Dylan Bronn and captain Wahbi Khazri. Wi...


Senegal registers Africa's first win in 2-1 defeat of Poland

Colombia made a nightmare start to their campaign when Carlos Sanchez was dismissed in the first three minutes for handling a shot by Shinji Kagawa after some p...


Switzerland hero Xherdan Shaqiri lets political gesture speak for itself

The celebration was a nod to his Kosovar Albanian heritage and a pointed gesture aimed at Serbia . Although they are both Swiss nationals who represent the S...


Nigerian pastor wants Sh200,000 for World Cup prayer

The next chance fell to Leon Balogun but the new Brighton defender headed over the bar despite being unmarked. Aika said his crack congregation was on standby...


Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica

Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out of Friday's Group E game against Costa Rica with a thigh problem. Costa Rica performed well but fell agonisingly sho...