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by | June 05, 2018 | 14:29

He was banned for England's win over Slovenia in October that saw them qualify for the World Cup after making an offensive gesture on the pitch . England beat Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly. Southgate has yet to settle on his preferred starting team and fielded Jesse Lingard alongside fellow attacking midfielder Dele Alli on Saturday, providing England with pace and creativity that led to a string of first-half chances.

by | June 05, 2018 | 12:37

Ko has stumbled her way through the fourth round at the US Open on Sunday (Monday NZ time) with four bogeys and three birdies to card a one-over 73 at Shoal Creek. The 97th-ranked player on the Rolex Women's Golf Rankings, Smith has made 223 career starts on the LPGA Tour without a win. She couldn't quite complete the comeback, which would have been the biggest in the final round in U.S.

by | June 05, 2018 | 10:36

Novak Djokovic takes on a familiar adversary in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday. Both players were to recover, and in the case of Djokovic there appeared to be a cathartic element to the destruction of his implement, for which he was given an official warning.

by | June 04, 2018 | 23:14

Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the French Open on Friday by beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2. "Hopefully it will get even better". But Zverev, as he did in his wins over Dusan Lajovic and Damir Dzumhur, forced a decider, sealing the set with an ace after saving two break points.

by | June 04, 2018 | 19:02

Kidd will interview for Detroit Pistons' head coaching vacancy. Detroit made only one playoff appearance and had three losing season in Van Gundy's four-year tenure. Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks reach an agreement to bring in ex-Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer as their next head coach. The University of Michigan's John Beilein interviewed for the Detroit Pistons coaching job on Thursday, league sources tell ESPN .

by | June 04, 2018 | 17:18

The 22-year-old played a crucial part in Manchester City's record-breaking Premier League title win last season. Low has claimed that the presence of Brant, Julian Draxler , Marco Reus and Thomas Muller made it hard for him to select Sane, but the Germany manager has backed the attacker to be a key player in the future.

by | June 04, 2018 | 14:13

With a team full of star players, is this the year Belgium finally break through on the world stage? After the game, Martinez must reduce his 28-man squad down to 23. Belgium began with their strongest possible 11, apart from the injured Axel Witsel and Thomas Vermaelen, and a trial three-man defence. "I can not be fully satisfied because of Vincent Kompany's injury but apart from that it was the test we needed", he said, adding that Vermaelen at least appeared to be returning to ...

by | June 04, 2018 | 13:20

Didier Deschamps has labelled Paul Pogba "indispensable" for France , but admits that the Manchester United midfielder needs to up his game. "The public also prefers to score five, six goals but it's high level, there is a team in front of us".

by | June 04, 2018 | 13:07

The Super Eagles were poor in the first half and rightly conceded two goals - it could have been more before the 70,025 people packed into Wembley Stadium. But the Nigeria boss blamed their slow start on fatigue caused by a hard journey to England and rain that stopped them training the day before the match.

by | June 04, 2018 | 12:08

But in the face of transfer speculation the France worldwide has opted to commit himself to the Blaugrana until 2023. Umtiti , 24, has since scored two goals in 88 appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side. In his debut season he lifted the Copa del Rey, a feat he repeated in 2017-18 along with La Liga as Barcelona completed a domestic double in Spain .

by | June 04, 2018 | 11:35

While Fekir's interest in an Anfield switch wasn't doubted, reporters for both the Guardian and Mirror clarified that the midfielder hadn't broken away from the France squad. "I am with my family, but I will be clear, we will go with Nabil to Liverpool or elsewhere when there is an agreement with Lyon and if Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light".

by | June 04, 2018 | 08:25

James is already the career leader in finals 3-pointers with 83, but Stephen Curry is closing fast and only two behind him. Game 3 is in Cleveland on Wednesday. Curry left the game with less than four minutes to go in the game and the Warriors comfortably ahead. It's safe to say that if Curry turns in two more performances like he did at the beginning of the series, the Cavaliers are going to have a very hard time winning a game.

by | June 04, 2018 | 06:47

Zverev, who also had to fight back from two sets to one down in the second round against Serbian Dusan Lajovic, is looking to become the first German man to win the title since 1937. 30 seed Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Zverev has climbed to number three in the world rankings despite never previously having gone beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam, achieved at Wimbledon previous year.

by | June 04, 2018 | 06:24

Bird's longtime Boston Celtics teammate Kevin McHale recalled a game in which an impatient and irritated Bird told him he was going to shoot a three-pointer to end a late comeback by the Phoenix Suns and then told the Suns bench the same thing.

by | June 03, 2018 | 23:13

A huge field of 156 golfers will vie for the most coveted trophy in women's golf, and they will have to conquer the Jack Nicklaus designed course that features a lengthy but fair test of golf. Women's Open on Thursday. Duane Smith, his wife's caddie since qualifying school, could only compare her current play with a clutch Futures Tour performance to earn her Tour card a decade ago.

by | June 03, 2018 | 16:11

But Woods said he had difficulty getting loose as he played his first seven holes in 4 over par at Muirfield Village Golf Club before rebounding to shoot even-par 72 in the first round of the Memorial Tournament . "He's a tough competitor and still driven, so that's why I would never count him out". Hideki Matsuyama stormed home to grab a three-way share of the first round lead at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Thursday while five-times victor Tiger Woods toiled with back ...

by | June 03, 2018 | 11:53

But at Headingley , Broad bowled like a champion. But Bess and Malan batted confidently against Pakistan's four-man seam attack and also read well the googlies and legbreaks of Shadab Khan . In truth it was perhaps not a day of the highest quality, with neither Pakistan showing the precision they produced last week at Lord's, nor England truly dominating proceedings in the manner they might have hoped.

by | June 03, 2018 | 09:14

Alisson Becker is a far better goalkeeper than current Liverpool FC number one Loris Karius , according to Gabriele Marcotti. Following Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League win on Saturday night, Cristiano Ronaldo dropped a massive hint on his future at Los Blancos, and his teammates were not happy with what he said .

by | June 03, 2018 | 08:51

However, the second half was a different story entirely, as England struggled to impose themselves on the game again after Iwobi's goal . Southgate must hope, however, that England - and in particular Raheem Sterling - can find a ruthless edge to take some of the weight off Kane, whose goal was his eighth in his last seven worldwide appearances.

by | June 03, 2018 | 07:25

The last time they played was in the 2016 Australian Open quarterfinals, Sharapova's final appearance before her 15-month drug suspension. The outfit called to mind Williams' black "catsuit" that she wore at the 2002 U.S. Sharapova advanced Saturday with a similarly lopsided win hours earlier, beating 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1. Seventh-seed Caroline Garcia mixed 18 winners and 13 unforced errors in a one-sided 6-1 6-3 victory against Irina-Camelia Begu to ...

by | June 03, 2018 | 06:38

Actor Salman Khan's brother was summoned days after the arrest of a bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla. Last year, Khan placed a bet and lost?2.83 crore, said Sharma. A line holding machine used by Sonu was also seized. Arbaaz was made to sit face-to-face with bookie Sonu Jalan who had spilled the beans on the betting racket.

by | June 03, 2018 | 06:13

And then he stalled, just like he did on Friday. "I turned it into a 67". The eagle brought Woods to five-under on the tournament, just five strokes off the lead, just as play was suspended due to weather concerns. Adam Hadwin (70) of Abbotsford, B.C., was tied for 69th at even par . Woods, seeking his 80th PGA title and his first since 2013, holed a downhill putt to eagle the fifth and added birdies at three of the next four holes.

by | June 03, 2018 | 04:57

Paul Heckingbottom could make a remarkable return to former club Barnsley, just four months after he controversially left the Reds in order to manage their Yorkshire rivals Leeds United. Heckingbottom was told of his dismissal during a family holiday in... The 62-year-old Argentinian has been out of work since leaving Lille and has previously managed the likes of Lazio, Marseille, Athletic Bilbao, Argentina, Chile and a number of teams in South America.

by | June 02, 2018 | 23:14

It was a dream start for the Three Lions, who oozed astounding confidence throughout the first half, finding plenty of space to penetrate the Nigerians in all compartments. But Sterling couldn't stay out of trouble and was booked for an embarrassingly clear dive in a failed attempt to win a second-half penalty. But, the England manager insisted his player's adjusted to the new formation and were unlucky not to score more goals.

by | June 02, 2018 | 22:59

Halep took a bathroom break after Riske jumped out to a 5-0 lead and won the opening set, and looked like a new player when she came back on court. But Halep, who made an eyebrow raising 16 unforced errors in the first set, began to impress her greater ability on the contest and quickly levelled the match with four breaks of her own.

by | June 02, 2018 | 22:09

No.1 seed Rafael Nadal starts his bid for an 11th title at the French Open and the only man to beat him this season on clay, seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem , is on the day's program, too. Stanley Kay, Sports Illustrated : " Rafael Nadal is a decent clay court player, eh?" I'll be in the other half of the draw. The world No.1 is the bookmakers' favorite, tops the WTA Insider Clay Court Power Rankings and has a 9-3 win-loss record on the surface in 2018.

by | June 02, 2018 | 21:19

Chelsea captain Cahill lost his spot at club level last season and was omitted by Gareth Southgate when the England coach named his last friendly squad ahead of Russian Federation 2018. Like other PSG managers of recent years, Blanc's record in Europe was largely to blame for his exit, having been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage in each of his three seasons in charge.

by | June 02, 2018 | 18:35

Outside NikeTown in London, fans lined down Oxford Street and round the corner to purchase the kit. Nike said it already had three million pre-orders before going on sale this morning. Meanwhile a recent worldwide survey rated the Super Eagles' Russia 2018 World Cup jersey as the best among the 32 nations in the tournament. The retro-themed kit, voted the best World Cup jersey in a recent Sky Sports poll, was praised in Nigeria and global soccer circles after it was first revealed in ...

by | June 02, 2018 | 14:20

Moses' arrival in the Super Eagles camp in London was confirmed on Thursday via the official twitter handle of the country's national team. "It is unfortunate that [Moses] Simon won't be able to make it to the World Cup because of his injury ".

by | June 02, 2018 | 13:45

The clash was put on to raise money to fix five cricket grounds in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria late past year. After the Windies had posted 199-4 from 20 overs, they bundled out Afridi's men to 127 runs in 16.4 overs, as the Windies won with more than three overs to spare.

by | June 02, 2018 | 12:44

Serena Williams her journey was not without challenges - many of which moms everywhere can relate to . Just as it looked like her campaign might end with a whimper, Williams upped both the ante and the volume. "My husband is Armenian , I am learning a lot about Armenians, I am an honorary Armenian ", the holder of 39 Grand Slam titles said on the sidelines of French Open , according to Ubitennis , an Italian tennis website".

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:52

New manager Unai Emery wants the Wales global to stay, and the club are willing to increase his wages of £110,000 a week. And now, if a report from the Daily Telegraph is to be believed, Arsenal will put the midfielder up on the transfer market if he denies signing the new deal.

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:48

Sure, Colangelo is denying any knowledge behind this at the moment, but this story isn't going to disappear anytime soon, and could very well end up being a major distraction for Philadelphia until questions are answered. "Like many of my colleagues in sports, I have used social media as a means to keep up with the news", Colangelo said in a statement. The report goes on to note that Colangelo critiqued the likes of Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz .

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:18

The former UCLA standout has played in 17 games with the Cavs this offseason, averaging 13.9 points on 38.8 percent shooting from the field (34.6 percent from beyond the arc), 10.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 31.0 minutes per game. Me not hitting the free throw, I feel like cost our team the win. Neither player can match the all-around production the Warriors get from Draymond Green in defence, rebounding and passing.

by | June 02, 2018 | 09:13

With 2.6 seconds left in overtime, Thompson was called for a flagrant-2 foul after he got a bit too aggressive while trying to defend a Shaun Livingston jump shot. Earlier, Thompson sent a scare through the Warriors' locker room when he suffered a knee injury on an awkward play in which Smith slipped on the court and slid into his rival's knee.