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by | June 30, 2018 | 06:16

Ireland will return to action in August when they host Afghanistan in three T20Is and three ODIs in August, with India now off to Old Trafford for Tuesday's first Twenty20 worldwide against England , live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Main Event (401) from 5pm.

by | June 30, 2018 | 03:02

It's no secret that the Boston Celtics and San Antonio have talked about a trade to send Kawhi Leonard to Boston. "It's a step forward for the Lakers". However, the Lakers also have some compelling pieces, and a trade seems far riskier for the Celtics , who already look like a legitimate championship contender without Leonard.

by | June 28, 2018 | 13:57

Behind Vettel, the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo couldn't quite match the pace of Mercedes and Ferrari; they will start fourth and fifth. In F1's first race in France in a decade, Hamilton quickly adapted to the unfamiliar track by posting the top times in both of Friday's qualifying sessions, while Vettel struggled to find the right driving lines.

by | June 28, 2018 | 11:24

If England beat Belgium, it will be only the second time in history they have finished their four-team group stage with a ideal record, matching their performance in 1982, when they beat France, Czechoslovakia and Kuwait in Spain. If that also finishes level, then lots would be randomly drawn. "We have to go out to play well in every game and to try and win every game". The thrashing was infinitely more comfortable than last week's cagey win over Tunisia and victory ensured England ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 08:02

Russell Henley and JB Holmes lead the chasing pack at 12 under, while Anirban Lahiri and second round leader Brian Harman are one back at 11 under. Stanley is back to defend his title, and 2016 champion Billy Hurley III also will play, as he tries to match Woods and Justin Rose (2010, 2014) as two-time winners of the event.

by | June 28, 2018 | 06:55

Putting Williams at No. 25 now means that she could face someone seeded No. 1 through No. 8 in the third round. It has now been confirmed that the seven-time Wimbledon champion, 36, will be seeded #25. In 2011, tournament officials seeded Williams, its defending champion, No. 7 although her ranking at the time was 26th in the world. The American was due to face old foe Maria Sharapova in a mouthwatering fourth-round clash at Roland Garros before injury struck.

by | June 28, 2018 | 05:58

Toni Kroos said his last-gasp victor to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden made amends for his earlier mistake and kept the holders' Soccer World Cup dreams alive. When the group fixtures were announced, this was one of the games pundits expected to be easy for the reigning world champions but their shocking 1-0 loss to Mexico has made this encounter an unpredictable one.

by | June 28, 2018 | 04:56

If Leonard is adamant about leaving San Antonio and can successfully convince every other team that he will only sign a long-term extension with the Lakers, the Spurs won't have much leverage in trade talks. When a superstar one year away from free agency says he wants out, it usually puts that team up against the wall in making a deal. When Irving first told the Cavaliers he wanted a trade, he gave them a list of four preferred spots: the San Antonio Spurs , New York Knicks, Minnesota ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 04:13

The opening exchanges displayed the contrasting styles on show in Moscow: Brazil with intricate passing and flicks, Serbia with a blunt directness that aimed to utilize the power of Aleksandar Mitrovic and pace of Dusan Tadic. Brazil had an early setback when left back Marcelo was substituted in the 10th minute, limping off the field. Brazil did what it had to do to win, making sure it wasn't the second big team to exit the tournament after 2014 champion Germany was knocked out by ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 03:32

However, it is likely that their opponents there will be Spain - with the 2010 World Cup winners expected to secure their place as Group B winners with a victory over Morocco later this evening, although Portugal could top the group with a better result against Iran.

by | June 28, 2018 | 02:26

Son Heung-min made it 2-0 in the sixth minute of injury time after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came up the field to help his teammates outside the South Korea box. Both of these teams are defensively strong, so expect a cagey affair, but the key difference will be the attacking qualities that they both possess and whether they can express themselves in the game.

by | June 26, 2018 | 19:47

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is set to play with his left hand in a cast after sustaining a fracture against Iceland, although will need to get the all-clear from match officials to wear the protective material. The two nations have faced each other four times in a World Cup tournament before and Argentina holds 100% winning-record against the Nigerians in the showpiece event.

by | June 26, 2018 | 19:19

Speaking to French television, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas denied claims that Fekir's move to Merseyside had fallen through due to concerns thrown up by a medical, instead saying that he had pulled the plug on the move after it dragged on for too long.

by | June 26, 2018 | 18:37

Mexico striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was delighted after netting his 50th worldwide goal on Saturday in the 2-1 victory over South Korea , but he still wants more from El Tri at the World Cup . Son Heung-min's stunning long-range effort in stoppage time gave South Korea a glimmer of hope but it was too little too late. "We are very pleased with the support we get here".

by | June 26, 2018 | 17:46

The U.S. Open is changing its seeding protocol for players coming back from pregnancy, reports The New York Times . As reported by the UK's Guardian : "As for the argument that seeding Williams might be unfair to the player edged out of the top 32 - which the British No.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:47

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love fires up a three-pointer against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He succeeded in getting to his eighth straight Finals, but was then overmatched by the deeper Warriors. Now that the 2018 NBA Draft is a thing of the past, and the second annual NBA Awards Show has come and gone, it's time to turn our full attention to what could be one of the most exciting offseasons in recent ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:49

And LA will need affordable contracts to fill out their bench should they wish to make a run at free agents this summer, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks . Among those, Walker has played at least 17 more games than any of them. The Lakers will be players for both James and Leonard in the 2018 offseason. Perhaps even more amazingly, only two of the players on the list (Glenn Robinson and Mitch McGary) were tabbed as top-70 players out of high school (although Wagner was not given a numerical ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 15:30

Spain finally began to play with urgency but were frustrated until Aspas struck and his goal was only given after a long wait for VAR confirmation that he had not strayed offside. Tensions were high after Spain denied Morocco a famous victory. Spain is through as group leader and faces Russian Federation in the round of 16 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

by | June 26, 2018 | 14:26

As Argentina and their star player Lionel Messi fight to stay in the World Cup , Diego Maradona has sent a message of support to the Barcelona forward. According to the Argentinian media, the coach and players have been at odds over Sampaoli's constant changes in strategy and personnel. But what we saw right after Argentina conceded that silly first goal against Croatia was 10 players (10 world class players) buckling under pressure and running aimlessly as Messi tried to wriggle ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 14:01

Egypt ended their World Cup campaign on Monday with a 2-1 loss to fellow Arab country Saudi Arabia, suffering defeats in all three games in their group in the tournament. Minutes later, he politely acknowledged the thousands of Egyptians who roared every time he touched the ball before he disappeared inside the tunnel.

by | June 26, 2018 | 13:48

Kudla saved a set point at 5-2 down in the second set and has reached the final four without the loss of a set as he continues the best week of his career at age 25. "I created quite a few opportunities, but maybe I was a bit tentative at times", said Federer, whose victory was his 18th in succession on grass. Federer will take on qualifier Denis Kudla on Saturday for a spot in the final.

by | June 26, 2018 | 13:45

Moments later, the trade was announced - Doncic went to Dallas for Young, the fifth overall pick, along with a 2019 first-round pick that was protected for the first five selections. Also selected in the bottom third of the first round were: Boise State forward Chandler Hutchison (22nd by Chicago), University of California Los Angeles point guard Aaron Holiday (23rd by the Indiana Pacers), IMG Academy point guard Anfernee Simons (24th by the Portland Trail Blazers ), Michigan centre Moritz ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:53

With Chris Paul gon and Blake Griffin traded mid-season, more and more responsibility fell on Williams, and he lived up to it, averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 assists per game, at times carrying the Los Angeles offense. Unfortunately for him, his incredible playoff run didn't factor into the voting (since MVP is a regular-season award). He scored at least 20 points in three of those games.

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:04

He takes the record from Colombia's Faryd Mondragón, who was 43 in Brazil four years ago. But Saudi Arabia produced a stirring fightback and equalised via a Salman Al-Faraj penalty just before the break, before Salem Al-Dawsari netted a dramatic victor in the fifth minute of injury-time.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:31

While coach Shin Tae-yong rued missing key players such as striker Lee Keun-ho through injury, he said changes were needed within South Korea's domestic set up to turn around the team's fortunes. South Korea has lost its past four World Cup matches, but there is still a glimmer of hope. The Swedish tactic of closing down the centre of defence and allowing the Germans space on the wings looked like paying off until Kroos's late goal and they now need to recover and beat Mexico to be ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:18

As he lay down on the floor, starfish-like, the referee appeared to buy the appeal. "Genuine or not, Neymar's crying is worrying", Brazil's biggest newspaper, O Globo , said. In the 64th minute of the match, Brazil once again got a chance to score a goal when Neymar struck a left-footed shot from outside the box but it went straight into the hands of Navas.

by | June 26, 2018 | 08:38

Argentina must win and, if Iceland beat Croatia , they need to score plenty of goals as well. Without the five-time World Player of the Year, though, it is highly unlikely Argentina would even have qualified. On Saturday, most players trained with their heads down, while Sampaoli asked them to run for only a few minutes. Argentina not only need a result versus Nigeria , but also require a favour from Croatia who entertain Iceland .

by | June 26, 2018 | 05:44

With Hierro taking over days before the World Cup after the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui, Spain drew 3-3 with Portugal and beat Iran 1-0 in their other two group games. Iran vs. Portugal , June 25, 2 p.m. Carlos Queiroz's men relied mostly on counter attacks and while forward Sardar Azmoun showed plenty of glimpses of his talent, it was not enough to deny the Portuguese.

by | June 25, 2018 | 03:23

John Stones scored the first and fourth goals - becoming the second Manchester City player to score at a World Cup , after Trevor Francis in 1982, with Jesse Lingard curling a brilliant strike home from outside the box. "You know that when he gets opportunities he's going to bury them". "I think they can see what we're trying to do and the way we're trying to play and that the players are enjoying their football".

by | June 25, 2018 | 02:16

Neymar was fouled 10 times in Brazil's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland . Neymar sealed the result by volleying in after Douglas Costa's cross in the seventh minute of stoppage time . Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty.

by | June 25, 2018 | 01:35

The No. 1 player in the world, Johnson was the only one to break par in each of the first two rounds, and after 36 holes he seemed like one of the biggest obstacles to Koepka's chances of a repeat. I feel for the membership, because I know many of them. "It sounds incredible", Koepka said of elevation to two-time major victor. But when it's like that, you just guarantee you're going to get a superstar victor.

by | June 25, 2018 | 01:36

Strycova will play Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko for a place in the semi-finals after the world number 34 beat Russian sixth seed Daria Kasatkina 1-6 6-3 6-3. There was no problems for defending champion Petra Kvitova , who cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory over Australia's Daria Gavrilova . "A few of the games were very tight, especially when you need to break".

by | June 24, 2018 | 23:41

Hosts Russia have virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup after beating Egypt 3-1 for a second successive victory today. "It was good that we could deprive their front players of stamina". It was one of our worst performances for a long time. People play soccer at the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow , Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

by | June 24, 2018 | 23:26

Luis Suarez hailed the "spectacular" achievement of Uruguay reaching the last 16 of the World Cup for the third time in succession - then announced his wife is expecting their third child. Players of Uruguay celebrate victory after a Group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Rostov-on-Don, Russia , June 20, 2018.

by | June 24, 2018 | 22:54

This was their 16th meeting and the second straight win for Marin after Paris 2016, losing the first 14 encounters against the great rival who was competing in his first ATP final since Eastbourne a year ago. "So for the first part of the match I was not really confident to actually hit the return", Djokovic said. He won the Wimbledon warm-up event in 2012 but has since lost finals in 2013 and 2017.