by | June 19, 2018 | 20:10

Sanchez handled the ball to stop Shinji Kagawa's goal-bound attempt, and the referee had no hesitation in brandishing the red card and pointing to the penalty spot. Within moments of that chance Japan could have added a second, Kagawa finding Takashi Inui in space on the left of the box only for his effort to flash beyond both Ospina and the far post.

by | June 19, 2018 | 18:57

James has until June 29 to exercise the $35.6 million player's option on his contract for next season, and if he lets it pass then he's an unrestricted free agent who could still return to Cleveland. When healthy, Leonard is widely considered the league's best two-way player. Hill and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have remained close, dating back to Hill's three years in San Antonio from 2008-2011.

by | June 19, 2018 | 18:34

Both literally and figuratively. Lozano's victor made the earth move in Mexico City, where seismologists detected a minor tremor possibly caused by "widespread jumping during the goal". Proceeding to the last eight or beyond has become a Sisyphean task for the Mexicans who have gone out in the round of 16 at the last six World Cups and have not reached the quarter-finals since they hosted the competition in 1986.

by | June 19, 2018 | 17:16

He finished the season averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. James has until June 29 to exercise the $35.6 million player's option on his contract for next season, and if he lets it pass then he's an unrestricted free agent who could still return to Cleveland .

by | June 19, 2018 | 16:20

Today's game marks the return of the Brazilians to the World Cup stage following their traumatic campaign on home soil in 2014. But five minutes into the second half, Switzerland equalised through Steven Zuber, and despite Brazil's best efforts, the Swiss couldn't be broken down.

by | June 19, 2018 | 16:17

It's not going to be as easy, with Egypt needing to win and expected to play Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool man sat out their loss to Uruguay. In the last match of the day, action in Group A will see hosts Russian Federation taking on Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium at 9 p.m.

by | June 19, 2018 | 15:51

The reaction on social media only got worse with current and past players voicing their frustrations with the use of the technology. With the score at 0-0 after a goalless first half, Paul Pobga sent through a slide-rule pass for Antoine Griezmann to chase.

by | June 19, 2018 | 13:00

In a statement, the team assured soccer fans that it was safe, although it was nearly assuredly a little shaken. Despite the incident, the aircraft was able to land safely and the team are continuing their preparations for their group game against Uruguay on Wednesday.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:43

Belgium take their place at the top of Group G ahead of England's opening game against Tunisia . But a victory will do for a team who are, on paper at least, good enough to go far in Russian Federation, especially after heavyweights Germany, Brazil and Argentina all slipped up over the weekend.

by | June 19, 2018 | 09:34

England go into this summer's World Cup on a four-match winless run in the competition - but history suggests they can quickly buck the trend. Walker has emerged as arguably one of the most vital players in Southgate's plans and is set to feature in a three-man defence as opposed to usual right-back role after hugely impressing in the role during England's warm-up friendlies.

by | June 19, 2018 | 08:13

And after a run of 25 starts for Germany in all major competitions - the only player now on such a run - he will continue that remarkable record in the starting XI, despite concerns that he would be benched. In fact, it was his intervention that led to Lozano's goal in the first half. Mexico on Sunday afternoon produced the biggest shock of World Cup so far as they thrashed reigning champions Germany in their Group F opener.

by | June 19, 2018 | 05:26

Still just 26, it's extremely rare that a player fresh off placing in the top three of the MVP voting the past two (healthy) seasons is demanding to be traded away from the franchise that helped develop him into one of the elite two-way players in the game.

by | June 19, 2018 | 04:40

Kane's goal 11 minutes in was just reward for England's scorching start - but even it paled in comparison to recent England World Cup campaigns. England left it late, very late, to grab a rare opening game World Cup win as Tunisia were taken down in the final moments.

by | June 19, 2018 | 01:18

The other group G fixture of the night will keep you up well past your bedtime when England play Tunisia in Volgograd. With Southgate already telling his squad the starting line-up ahead of this game, we hope that Nwela has been able to get her paws on some of that insider knowledge as she picks who is going to win.

by | June 19, 2018 | 00:57

Winger Marko Pjaca went on instead, but Dalic apparently wasn't convinced by Kalinic's excuse. "He warmed up for the game against Nigeria , he was supposed to go in, but he said he was not ready". "I have calmly accepted that, and since I need my players fit and ready to play, I have made this decision", he added. Kalinic, who was on loan at AC Milan from Fiorentina last season, said he had a back injury.

by | June 19, 2018 | 00:35

Harry Kane scored a dramatic late victor for England against Tunisia in the Three Lions' World Cup opener. The Tunisian appeared to make the most of it, but it wasn't overturned by the VAR and Ferjani Sassi stuck the spot-kick past a diving Jordan Pickford .

by | June 18, 2018 | 23:51

He steadied himself on the back nine but three-putted the closing hole to fall into a tie with Berger, Finau and Koepka at 3-over-par 213. He then two-putted for 10, with the penalty. The American golfer narrowly made the cut to the weekend's action, but on moving day he was only moving one way and that was backwards. "I've never seen anything like that from a world-class player in my life".

by | June 18, 2018 | 21:11

Both teams are in Group F, along with Mexico and Germany . In a game short on finesse, several of Sweden's best chances fell to Marcus Berg , who had one close-range side-foot shot spectacularly saved by Cho off his knee in the 21st minute.

by | June 18, 2018 | 19:30

Chavarin was charged with a DUI, and then several hours later, Leiato's body was discovered. This morning at 6:51 a.m., a woman walking near the area spotted a hand and brush over a person down a gravel path. Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens and Head Football Coach Mario Cristobal released the following statement: "We are saddened to learn of the passing of Fotu, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time".

by | June 18, 2018 | 17:50

Lionel MESSI , Sergio AGUERO , Javier MASCHERANO and Jorge SAMPAOLI all spoke to the media following the team's 1-1 draw against Iceland at the FIFA World Cup . Hannes Halldorsson has now stopped both Messi and Ronaldo and other top players will now be on his radar. Ronaldo criticized Iceland the same way after Portugal's 1-1 draw in Iceland's Euro 2016 debut.

by | June 18, 2018 | 16:54

Iran has scored a dramatic victory over Morocco at the World Cup in Russian Federation, spurring thousands of fans back home to pour onto the streets to celebrate the second-ever victory for the country in soccer's centerpiece event .

by | June 18, 2018 | 11:45

Brazil's first scoring chance came ten minutes later when a low left-sided cross from Neymar was met by Paulinho, but he scuffed his shot inches wide from only a couple of yards out. "Until we scored the goal there was a lot of pressure. But anxiety hit us hard". Germany are attempting to become only the third side in the World Cup's 88-year history to successfully defend their title, after Italy (1934-1938) and Brazil (1958-1962).

by | June 18, 2018 | 10:29

Elsewhere there were a couple of surprise results as defending champions Germany slipped to defeat to Mexico , and Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland. Switzerland midfielder Steven Zuber headed in the equalizer in the 50th. They are in a tough group that also contains Brazil and Switzerland. Wearing sombreros and ponchos, Mexican fans cheered for their national football team - and vented their discontent with US President Donald Trump - in the streets of Moscow , ahead of ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 21:26

Germany is looking to recapture its 2014 championship and become the first back-to-back World Cup victor since Brazil in 1962. After Sami Khedira lost possession, Javier Hernandez triggered a lightning counter before finding a charging Lozano, who cut inside a covering Ozil and lashed low inside Neuer's near post to spark deafening roars from the sizeable Mexico support.

by | June 17, 2018 | 21:01

Afterwards, he justified the maneuver , saying he didn't want to hit the same shot over and never meant to disrespect the game of golf. I took the 2-shot penalty and moved on. If the photo below is anything to go by, the bombardment of questions towards Mickelson will not cease soon. Now it's time to see how he responds to the tough lies of Shinnecock Hills as he continues to chase his elusive US Open title.

by | June 17, 2018 | 21:00

Roger Federer defeated Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday and lifting the 98th tour-level title of his garlanded career just a day after returning to the top of the world rankings. Kyrgios won their first clash in Madrid back in 2015, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (12-10) but Federer hit back to take the victory in Miami a year ago, 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (7-5).

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:57

The Iranians, who had not won a World Cup game since their victory over the United States in 1998, celebrated as if they had won the tournament, leaving the field only reluctantly after lengthy and emotional embraces. Next up: Morocco will face Portugal and Iran will play Spain on Wednesday in the teams' second Group B game. Play almost ground to a halt in the final 15 minutes amid extended stoppages for injuries to Morocco's Amrabat and Omid Ebrahimi and Alireza Jahanbakhsh ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:30

Poland- This is the first World Cup appearance since 2006 for 8th ranked Poland , whose fans are likely to travel to Russian Federation in large numbers. Clinical in front of goal , strong and skillful, Lewandowski is the key to success. Anything less than a quarter-final appearance by Los Cafeteros will be viewed in Colombia as an unsuccessful tournament.

by | June 17, 2018 | 17:01

Salah, who celebrates his 26th birthday today, has been nursing a shoulder injury from the UEFA Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month. I don't think anyone has bad will or tries to deliberately injure a player. Suarez, who has a record 51 global goals for Uruguay, repeatedly showed his frustration in the first half.

by | June 17, 2018 | 16:16

Before beginning, let's dwell into these stats from the one-off Test played between India and Afghanistan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday and Friday. It started in the first innings with the dismissal of portly Mohammed Shahzad (14), who was needlessly run-out as Pandya's direct throw found him short of his crease.

by | June 17, 2018 | 15:30

Play only resumed after a two-hour delay when the Sri Lankans, led by captain Dinesh Chandimal , had refused to take the field following a decision by umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould to charge the tourists with altering the state of the ball during the latter stages of the second day´s play.

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:43

The small Nordic island nation's team created several first-half chances despite having only 22 percent possession, and pushed back Argentina's waves of second-half attacks. We need to be strong as a group, believe in ourselves and know we have all the tools to beat anybody. One of the veterans of the team, Javier MASCHERANO shares AGUERO's same sentiments.

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:37

Christian Cueva ballooned the penalty, awarded after VAR consultation, over the bar just before halftime, the most glaring of several misses for the Latin American side, who were back in the World Cup finals after a gap of 36 years. "If it's a fractured rib he's out for the rest of the World Cup for sure". The referee initially waved Peru's appeals away after Cueva appeared to be tripped by Poulsen but as play continued, the decision was being reviewed and the official eventually ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:27

But after a consultation with the VAR , Cunhua pointed to the spot. The decision divided opinion on social media, with some protesting that Ridson's touch made the subsequent contact irrelevant, and others claiming the officials had not made a "clear and obvious error" in not initially awarding a spot-kick.

by | June 17, 2018 | 07:59

Russian media has said one woman was in a "serious but not critical condition", but that nobody else was seriously injured following the incident. The city's mayor said the driver lost control of the vehicle, while Russia's Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying he had fallen asleep at the wheel .