by | June 21, 2018 | 20:26

The chatter following Peru's opening 1-0 loss to Denmark surrounded the new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system and how it awarded Peru a penalty kick during the match. It could be a definitive match if Denmark beats Australia on Thursday. Peru are competing in their first World Cup finals since 1982 and more than 40,000 Peruvians have travelled to Russian Federation to cheer them on.

by | June 21, 2018 | 20:12

The Barcelona forward had a first game to forget, failing to convert a penalty as the two-time world champions drew 1-1 with Iceland in their Group D opener. Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has unashamedly turned to midfielder Ivan Rakitic - a team mate of Messi's at Barcelona - for ideas and tactics to stop him.

by | June 21, 2018 | 18:17

Match victor Suarez said the team's limited performances had done nothing to dampen the mood in the camp and he underlined the significance of the tiny South American nation qualifying from their group yet again. Uruguay booked their place in the knockout stage with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov, Russia , on Wednesday. Suarez has now scored in three consecutive World Cups.

by | June 21, 2018 | 17:38

Nabil Fekir's agent says the Olympique Lyon star could still join Liverpool this summer. The Reds were on the verge of completing a deal to sign Fekir earlier this month but the proposed transfer fell through at the final hour. We'll have to wait and see whether Liverpool reignite talks to sign Fekir but the player is now with the French squad at the World Cup finals so any potential deal will have to wait until their tournament is over.

by | June 21, 2018 | 16:39

And it seems Koulibaly, who played under Sarri at Napoli , knows where his former manager is heading, letting slip the Italian is on his way to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have been dealt a significant blow by two of their targets, Robert Lewandowski and Jean Michael Seri, as reports claim that they will not sign for the club or hold talks until the managerial situation is cleared up.

by | June 21, 2018 | 16:04

Team press officer Vinicius Rodrigues explains Neymar was suffering right ankle pain after copping heavy attention from Swiss defenders in their 1-1 draw. The Brazilians trail Serbia, who took a win over Costa Rica in their opening match, in the Group E standings. "We haven't spoken about [it being a must-win game]", Coutinho told reporters after training.

by | June 21, 2018 | 15:57

People, that means it's not soft buns hitting your face but rather a hot dog made firm by outside forces. Except McVay told ABC 6 that she couldn't catch the hot dog or knock it out of the air because of a shoulder injury that she is having surgery on next week.

by | June 21, 2018 | 15:55

Mexico's federation has in the past appealed to fans to refrain from using the chant, and the effort was largely successful at last year's Confederations Cup in Russia. Tom Wiecking, 44, said his country's squad had no ideas in the game while Mexico showed good organization and created the more unsafe opportunities.

by | June 21, 2018 | 15:43

South Africa have seized an unassailable 2-0 lead in their series with Saturday's final encounter in Cape Town remaining to leave Jones fighting for his future in the wake of five successive Test defeats. Controversy marred the aftermath of the latest defeat in Bloemfontein, with Joe Marler reportedly swearing at an England supporter in a heated exchange at the end of the match.

by | June 21, 2018 | 10:38

He has scored 64 goals in 124 global appearances for Argentina . Messi has played his entire club career with Barcelona and has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or five times. Argentina collected just seven points from eight games when Messi was missing for qualifying games, with that total transformed to 21 points in the ten games when he did start.

by | June 21, 2018 | 08:55

The tournament, along with the ICC World Test Championship , which will commence in July 2019, significantly increases the cricket played by the likes of Ireland, Afghanistan and the Netherlands. Not all matches will count towards the Test Championship and the ODI League, and teams will play bilateral series whose outcomes will not affect these competitions.

by | June 21, 2018 | 07:07

Queiroz said he was proud of the performance of his players and insisted they will continue to confound expectations as they head into their final group game against Portugal. "We can guarantee that we will keep working for our dreams, and our dream is to qualify for the second round". The three points gained is the biggest positive, for sure: Spain really needed to win after drawing against Portugal in their World Cup opener.

by | June 21, 2018 | 05:32

One impressed fan described the efforts of the Japanese as his "favourite moment of the World Cup so far", while another added it was an impeccable example of fan behaviour at the tournament. Denis Cheryshev, with his third goal of the World Cup, and striker Artyom Dzyuba then scored in quick succession before Salah won and converted a consolation penalty in his first game back after 3 1/2 weeks out with a shoulder injury.

by | June 21, 2018 | 00:03

Shaquille O'Neal has some solid career advice for Lebron James and he's speaking from personal experience. But right now, the Cavs' star player essentially is holding his team hostage, and Altman will have to make some crucial draft-night decisions from that vantage point.

by | June 20, 2018 | 23:29

Spain passed a "difficult" time after the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui but the players had put the affair behind them and were fully united for their World Cup match against Iran , midfield veteran Andres Iniesta said on Tuesday. "It was not a miracle that we won". Spain may be the favorite, but there's no reason Iran can't pull off an upset if they're able to disrupt the Spanish offense.

by | June 20, 2018 | 23:14

If the Kings indeed selected Bagley at #2, the Hawks could possibly pull the best prospect in this draft 3 overall - an incredible achievement that would immediately help to upgrade a roster that finished last in the Eastern Conference in 2017-18.

by | June 20, 2018 | 22:28

So, England have finally got their World Cup campaign in Russian Federation underway, and in typical England fashion, they didn't make it easy for themselves. The World Cup is upon us once again after four years, which typically means lots of drinking and shouting at the television. As for facing Roberto Martinez 's men, they might want to change the team again.

by | June 20, 2018 | 22:19

Golfers fumed over the contrast between morning and afternoon conditions. "I don't know. I mean, for the most part, we all had to play this afternoon". Dustin Johnson staggered around Shinnecock Hills like a punch-drunk boxer, reeling from one troubled shot to the next to the next. For the first time all tournament, DJ is over par , and now Henrik Stenson is the leader.

by | June 20, 2018 | 21:59

The videos have earned high praise by netizens for showing that even though they triumphed, the Japanese made sure to clean up before partying down. While Senegal beat Poland 2-1, Egypt and Morocco could be eliminated inside the first week, while Nigeria and Tunisia lost their opening encounters.

by | June 20, 2018 | 21:44

A first-half goal from Luis Suarez was enough to see off a Saudi Arabia side who seemed determined not to be embarrassed, as they were against Russian Federation last week. The Saudi Arabia national team, now playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018, survived a scare after their plane caught fire mid-air. Both teams struggled to create chances in the second half, with half-chances the best either could produce.

by | June 20, 2018 | 21:31

It's my understanding of the rules. I watched the replay 10 times and my jaw dropped every time. "I'd still be out there potentially". David Fay said on Fox Sports he would have "lobbied for disqualification" if a similar incident had occurred while he was executive director of the USGA, adding: 'I think the current language of [rule] 14-5 is too friendly'.

by | June 20, 2018 | 20:41

The Hornets will get the Nets' second-round pick Thursday night (45th overall) and a second-round pick in 2021, the person said. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the deal can't be completed until the moratorium ends on July 6. Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak signed Mozgov to the four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers two years ago. The Nets will save $17 million in 19-20, which will allow them to potentially create two max salary slots.

by | June 20, 2018 | 20:19

The Switzerland native is expected to fly to Moscow and serve as a guest of Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin for two matches, his spokesman told ESPN Brazil . Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday he did not know whether any meeting had been planned. Federation Internationale de Football Association said it had no comment to make on Blatter's trip.

by | June 20, 2018 | 19:39

Kawhi Leonard has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs and will eventually alert rival teams that his intentions are to sign in Los Angeles when he becomes a free agent in 2019. Leonard played in only nine games this season, scoring 16.2 points a night, well below his average of 25.5 in 2016-17. Leonard originally did not want to sit down with the Spurs coach, according to the report.

by | June 20, 2018 | 16:34

It was some admission, but Cuper was merely stating the obvious. I don't think majority expected, well certainly they didn't expect eight goals and two wins. The Egyptians were colourful and noisy, many of them in Pharaonic costumes, waving or draped in the country's red, white and black flags. A frightful own goal from Ahmed Fathi, the fifth in the tournament and third from an African side, opened a goal harvest in second half of a nail-biting encounter after a barren first.

by | June 20, 2018 | 14:42

Kazan Arena plays host to a game that the Spanish are expected to win ($1.18) with Carlos Queiroz's Iran a shock ($21). Iran have suffered a blow ahead of Wednesday's World Cup Group B clash against Spain with versatile defender Rouzbeh Cheshmi ruled out of the rest of the tournament by injury.

by | June 20, 2018 | 11:42

Australia skipper Tim Paine opted to bowl first in batting friendly conditions. England have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and will now turn their attentions to a possible whitewash ahead of the remaining fixtures in Durham and Manchester.

by | June 20, 2018 | 04:48

Russian Federation moved to the brink of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 after scoring three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday. Russian Federation dominated much of the first half but Egypt were able to offer glimmers of quality at times, Trezeguet drifting off the left flank to bend an effort wide of the far post with Igor Akinfeev scrambling.

by | June 20, 2018 | 04:43

The first was an own-goal by Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi - a veteran with 129 global appearances - after the ball came back in following a botched clearance. In any event, it's the fifth own goal of the World Cup so far. Three minutes after that, Artem Dzyuba put the result beyond doubt when he chested down a long ball, put it through centre back Ali Gabr's legs and fired home.

by | June 20, 2018 | 04:30

Former Australia opener David Warner scored a stunning century on his return to the cricket field. According to a CPL media release, Warner has been signed by St Lucia Stars as a replacement of his compatriot D'Arcy Short, who will be playing for Australia A during their tour of India at the same time.

by | June 20, 2018 | 03:29

In the first half, without the ball, Senegal formed two banks of four, leaving N'baye Niang and Mame Diouf upfront. Poland need to up the ante to find the equaliser from here. Indeed, Lewandowski and co. are at serious risk of a disappointing early exit if they don't recover in their next two games. Defenders: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Moussa Wague (Eupen), Saliou Ciss (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Armand Traore ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 01:45

Mourinho brought Willian to England from Shakhtar Donetsk five years ago and the Red Devils have been touted as a possible destination for the attacker recently following his lack of playing time for the Blues. The Daily Mail claims that the Manchester United boss wants to improve the attack and that the Portuguese has been interested in the Brazilian star for a while.

by | June 19, 2018 | 23:29

Thiago Cionek's own goal, the defender deflecting in a shot from Idrissa Gueye , handed Senegal the lead in the 37th minute. Grzegorz Krychowiak's hopeless back pass sucked Wojciech Szczesny off his line, with the goalkeeper beaten to the ball by M'Baye Niang , who prodded beyond him and tapped home.

by | June 19, 2018 | 21:05

Aleksandr Golovin scored his first World Cup goal and registered two assists on his debut in the competition. Japan's first World Cup appearance was in 1998 and it has not missed the tournament since, so many of its current players are on the global stage for a third consecutive time.

by | June 19, 2018 | 20:11

Both Cech and Ospina have one year remaining in their current Arsenal deal and it will be interesting to see how Emery deals with the situation. But the attitude from our 2004-group is not needed there anymore'. Gazidis paid tribute to the departing staff, saying: "All these people have played a huge part in the club's success and development over many years".