by | June 25, 2018 | 11:45

A team of five workers at Moscow's Altufyevo Confectionery worked for almost a week to carve the sculpture in 60 kg (132 lbs) of chocolate to mark the Argentina forward's 31st birthday on Sunday. After Argentina's humiliating defeat to Croatia, reports circulated that Sampaoli had lost the control of his dressing room and surrendered control to the players, namely Lionel Messi .

by | June 25, 2018 | 10:33

Kvitova has yet to drop a set this week, and she continued her torrid progress against the Romanian, needing just over 70 minutes to notch the 6-3, 6-2 victory. Petra shifted into a higher gear in set number two, serving well and breaking her rival in games two and six for a 6-1, building the momentum before the deciding set where she raced into a 3-0 lead after a double break.

by | June 25, 2018 | 09:26

That's the biggest thing you can do as a football player, " he said in the statement. The statement concluded with the entire squad shouting "F-- racism!" before applauding and jogging out to begin their workout. I am Swedish and I carry my shirt and flag with pride. "We stand united, we are Sweden ". The loss to Germany left Sweden tied on three points with its opponent.

by | June 25, 2018 | 09:00

However, Nigeria's inspiring 2-0 win over Iceland showed a tiny ray of hope amid dark-clouded criticisms to Argentina . Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has given his backing to Sampaoli after holding a meeting with the embattled coach on Friday, a team source revealed.

by | June 25, 2018 | 08:13

Portugal will qualify with a draw against Iran . Spain and Portugal will be the favourites to progress from here, but it might not be that straightforward. Wins or draws for Brazil against Serbia and Switzerland against Costa Rica will send both through. The Swiss will qualify with a draw against Costa Rica, or if Serbia lose to Brazil .

by | June 25, 2018 | 06:39

Malkina said she had been in touch with Messi's representatives about handing him the sculpture, which will be mounted on a birthday cake. Diego Maradona has said he would love to meet the Argentina players after their 3-0 loss against Croatia left their World Cup hopes hanging by a tread.

by | June 25, 2018 | 06:34

Instead, a (probably now former) friend of Ramirez's name-dropped him in an attempt to avoid arrest after being caught transporting fentanyl from NY to MA in April. "Hanley has no knowledge of any of the allegations contained in this media report and he is not aware of any investigation", the infielder's agent, Adam Katz , added Friday.

by | June 25, 2018 | 04:18

Egypt's Mohamed Salah trains with his team at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 24, 2018, on the eve of their Group A match against Saudi Arabia during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament. Images also surfaced of a smiling Salah sitting alongside Kadyrov as he made a speech in a ceremony in which the leader, who enjoys Kremlin backing but is now under USA sanctions, later pinned a Chechen flag on the player's shirt.

by | June 25, 2018 | 03:59

The neck is fine now. I've had good practice & played 6-7 sessions in Mumbai . "I think these sorts of breaks really help and mentally, they make you fresh and excited to go back on to the pitch again", he said. He expressed displeasure to the repeated reference of the 2014 tour. India will take on an England side high on confidence after the hosts smashed their own ODI record score by amassing 481 in the one-sided series against Australia .

by | June 25, 2018 | 02:01

The national team won 6-1 in Russian Federation earlier today, with a hat trick from Harry Kane , two goals from John Stones, and another from Jesse Lingard. The English sang "football's coming home" in response to Panama's "ole, ole, ole". Though limited in ability, Panama's forwards did get into space behind England several times, showing that even if they do have Kane up front, plenty of work is still needed in defence.

by | June 25, 2018 | 01:39

Tite is looking for Brazil to convert the chances that come their way in the game - something they failed to do after taking a 20 minute lead when Philippe Coutinho scored against the Swiss. "Twitter can't stand Neymar ", one user wrote. "Not everyone knows what I've overcome to get here", Neymar said on Instagram. Costa Rica lost to Serbia after they conceded a goal from a free kick scored by Aleksander Kolarov.

by | June 25, 2018 | 01:29

Monaco striker Falcao stroked home his 30th global goal, making him the first player from Colombia to reach such a milestone, midway through the second half of a cagey encounter in Kazan , where defeat for either side would have meant elimination from the competition.

by | June 24, 2018 | 23:17

The defending champion raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set before being pegged back by Gavrilova in a match lasting almost one hour 20 minutes. She said: "No, I just think it's a hard match". In the last eight, Kvitova will face fifth seed Julia Goerges , who ended the winning run of Ashleigh Barty with a 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 victory to reach her first WTA Tour quarter-final in England.

by | June 24, 2018 | 22:28

Claudio Sulser, a delegate of the Swiss National Team, said: "It's not something that is black or white". Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri both made hand signals that appeared to imitate the double-headed eagle on the Albanian flag. Xhaka, Shaqiri and Lichtsteiner would likely have been shown a yellow card at the time for their celebrations. Federation Internationale de Football Association outlaws all political messages or symbols in stadiums and the two players could be banned for up ...

by | June 24, 2018 | 22:00

Senegal are appearing in the world cup for the second time their first being in 2002 where the made it all the way to the Quarterfinals announcing their arrival with a 1-0 defeat of France in the opening match. "I believe in my team", said Rodriguez. "We only depend on what we do from now on", Falcao said. Colombia defeated Japan 4-1 when the teams met in group play in Brazil four years ago, and the Japanese also began the game without Shinji Okazaki, a Leicester forward who has been ...

by | June 24, 2018 | 21:43

With less time for Ferrari's engineers to play catch up, Hamilton will hope to press his advantage at the Austrian and British races to open up a commanding lead in the championship fight. Bottas had to restart at the back of the pack with Vettel, who race officials gave a five-second penalty for causing the collision. Hamilton overturned a one-point deficit to lead Vettel by 14 points heading to next weekend's Austrian Grand Prix - the second of F1's inaugural triple header.

by | June 24, 2018 | 21:16

Still, Sunday's victory was the first time an England side has scored more than three goals in a World Cup encounter since winning the 1966 final 4-2 against Germany. England picked up where it left off in Volgograd, with a corner from Kieran Trippier headed into the net in the eighth minute. Captain Harry Kane started the goalscoring by netting a penalty before going on to complete a hat-trick as England cruised to a 6-1 success.

by | June 24, 2018 | 20:46

Mexico have three points, while South Korea have zero after losing 1-0 to Sweden in their first match. All-time top scorer Javier Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an unstoppable move from breakout player Hirving Lozano .

by | June 24, 2018 | 20:25

Mercedes brought an upgraded power unit to Le Castellet and Hamilton, who has yet to win in France, has been consistently quick. Sebastian Vettel was almost four tenths adrift of Hamilton's 1:30.029 benchmark while the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were over half a second behind.

by | June 24, 2018 | 19:26

Raheem Sterling will keep his place in England's starting XI for today's clash against Panama . Walker added that Holland had said sorry to the England players and staff for carrying the team-sheet on a bit of paper. Gomez contradicted Southgate though, claiming that knowing England's team beforehand did not give him "any advantage". "When I used to play, if I came up against a midfield player who would approach he and pass it off I was happy, but when someone wanted to turn, open ...

by | June 24, 2018 | 19:12

Already holders of the highest score in ODI cricket after bludgeoning 490/4 against Ireland , the White Ferns continued their phenomenal run with the bat to snare the T20 record just 12 days later. This is the highest match aggregate for captains in a T20I game (Men/Women). The campaign is aimed at urging more people to watch, attend and play women's sport - watch former England internationals Isa Guha, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Mark Butcher discuss it below.

by | June 24, 2018 | 18:44

So, local team England started their innings with Jason Roy and Bairstow. "I'm glad we're spoiled for guys in form at the moment, because I've been in teams where [the players] next in are fighting for places and can't get a run". Australia captain used eight bowlers where only Richardson took highest three wickets but all of them were too expensive in the match. If the tourists felt their total might have been enough, Roy and Jonny Bairstow (79) soon put it in perspective with a ...

by | June 24, 2018 | 18:35

Jorge Sampaoli, with the blessing of Messi, pleaded for patience as he was drafted in as Argentina's third coach in two years. - Make your picks with ESPN FC Match Predictor 2018! "It was a similar story for Messi against Croatia , but it was not all his fault", Fabregas said.

by | June 24, 2018 | 15:40

But Kyrgios, who has found himself in hot water for his petulant on-court behaviour on numerous occasions, was unrepentant when quizzed about the swearing. Obviously I served really, really well. "Even when you come back on the tour, you need to still be patient, because it's not going to come back like that and you're going to be the same player as one year before", said Wawrinka.

by | June 24, 2018 | 14:45

Timo Werner said he was nearly in tears after Toni Kroos' 95th-minute victor rescued German hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. However, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, pictured, scored deep into five minutes of added time to put them back on track in Group F.

by | June 24, 2018 | 12:46

Belgium's all-time top scorer became the first player to achieve the feat since Diego Maradona at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico - the Argentina great did so en route to lifting the trophy. "We'll make decisions based on that but there will be major changes against England ". "It's his external ankle ligament of his left foot". Belgium will assess the fitness of all three players within the next 48 hours.

by | June 24, 2018 | 10:40

Over the next month, it started to look more likely Doncic would fall out of the top three and go No. 4 to Memphis, with Atlanta preferring Jaren Jackson Jr . Doncic himself said he could play point guard, shooting guard, small forward or power forward. "The growing consensus among National Basketball Association decision-makers in attendance at Stark Arena in Belgrade is that the teams drafting behind the Phoenix Suns at No.

by | June 24, 2018 | 10:34

Mexico lead with six points from two games while South Korea have lost both matches and have only a remote mathematical chance of progressing. "We have to look game per game". The quality of Kroos' strike, from the tightest of angles and with the ability to get the ball to loop in at the far post from a last-minute Germany free-kick, was magnificent.

by | June 24, 2018 | 08:25

The Lakers aren't going into this offseason with hope, they're going in with a mandate: turn this lottery team into an instant contender. Pelinka, who played for Michigan from 1988 to 1993, joked that he "will forever be accused of having a Michigan Wolverine bias", before citing Wagner's underrated abilities as a passer and screener.

by | June 24, 2018 | 05:12

Romelu Lukaku became the first player to score in both of Belgium's opening two matches of a World Cup since Marc Wilmots in 2002. Khazri and Dylan Broon scored for Tunisia but it was not enough as they were eliminated from the tournament.

by | June 24, 2018 | 04:12

Ludvig Holmberg, working for Expressens , told Khedira: 'When you lose against Sweden on Saturday, you're already on your way home so I have some boarding passes for you and your teammates. But when El Tri's squad did emerge before 10 p.m., it was to ask the fans to allow them to rest a little. In response he said: "I have no problem with that at all, I can live with it".

by | June 24, 2018 | 02:33

Switzerland have one foot in the final 16 after a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in Friday's late game. In Brazil's opening match against Switzerland, a 1-1 draw, Neymar was fouled 10 times. I returned the ball because it was not this ball that was going to win us the game. "Today, I was saddened by his behaviour", said Silva. "He had a knock, but I think it was the first time in three-and-a-half months he played 90 minutes", said Tite.

by | June 24, 2018 | 00:45

The engine feels good, fresh and powerful". "What I hope is that our engine will help us here to get back, because everyone improved their engine in the last race. Both men were clearly making best use of the new upgraded Mercedes engines. Vettel, Ferrari's best-placed driver, was down in fourth place, nearly half a minute behind Lewis Hamilton .

by | June 24, 2018 | 00:30

There were plenty of wins Thursday night and even more that will become apparent throughout next season. The 2018 NBA Draft , for those not following along on Twitter , is being televised on ESPN. A rare combination of size and skill, the 7-1, 250-pounder possesses uncommon athleticism, footwork and shooting touch for a player with his length and strength.

by | June 24, 2018 | 00:00

However, they were humiliated in Japan and South Korea four years later after failing to get out of a group featuring Senegal, Denmark and Uruguay. In the match between Spain and the Netherlands, Iniesta scored the goal to win La Roja's only World Cup to date, thanks to Cesc's delivery.