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Mesut Ozil expected to be fit for Germany's World Cup campaign Mesut Ozil expected to be fit for Germany's World Cup campaign
- June 08, 2018

Ozil scored in Germany's 2-1 victory over Austria last weekend but the Arsenal playmaker was forced off in the 76th minute of the clash and replaced by Julian Draxler. Ozil will take part in his third World Cup in Russian Federation, having participated in 2010 and been a victor in 2014. It is believed that for Germany's opening game against Mexico, Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan or Schalke's Leon Goretzka will play instead of Ozil. (more...)
Tearful Del Potro beats Cilic, faces Nadal in French Open semis Tearful Del Potro beats Cilic, faces Nadal in French Open semis
- June 08, 2018

He added: "It was a very hard match against a good friend and good player". I'm not interested in these things, I just play tennis. "And, in my opinion, the match changed". He appeared nearly overcome with emotion after reaching his first French Open semi-final since 2009, when he was beaten by eventual champion Roger Federer . (more...)
Tom Curran replaces injured Woakes for Scotland ODI Tom Curran replaces injured Woakes for Scotland ODI
- June 08, 2018

England Cricket confirmed on its Twitter account on Monday that the bowler would not be travelling for the one-off match next Sunday. Both Woakes and Stokes will be unavailable to take on Scotland in Sunday's one-off one-day global and for the "first part" of the series against Australia . (more...)
Grab a tissue, and watch T.J. Oshie's emotional Stanley Cup interview Grab a tissue, and watch T.J. Oshie's emotional Stanley Cup interview
- June 08, 2018

Golden Knights fans celebrate a goal by defenseman Nate Schmidt, not pictured, during the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Washington Capitals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The Capitals have scored eight power play goals in only four games this series, converting at a 66.7 percent rate (8-of-12). "It doesn't come easy". (more...)
Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3 to win Stanley Cup Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3 to win Stanley Cup
- June 08, 2018

After Vegas won the Final opener, the Capitals capped their four-game surge by rallying from a third-period deficit in this cathartic Game 5, banishing any memory of playoff failure with clutch goals and rugged play across their lineup. Starting with today's 5 p.m. game at T-Mobile Arena, Vegas needs three straight wins to avoid elimination - something that hasn't been done in the final since 1942. (more...)
Virginia Tech QB and Saline alum Josh Jackson reportedly suspended over academics Virginia Tech QB and Saline alum Josh Jackson reportedly suspended over academics
- June 08, 2018

One of the hallmarks of Virginia Tech, regardless of head coach, has been consistency. Jackson's father, Fred, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he will get clarity on the situation in two days, although The Athletic was told that such a timeline is likely optimistic given the open-ended nature of the matter. (more...)
Bound Kenyan referee whistled out over 60k bribe Bound Kenyan referee whistled out over 60k bribe
- June 08, 2018

The referee was video-graphed receiving a bribe of $600 (Shs2.2m) to reportedly influence the outcome of an worldwide football match. With Marwa set to be absent, assistant referee Jean Claude Birumushahu of Burundi will be East Africa's only representative at the global showpiece. (more...)
Danny Rose opens up over depression diagnosis and family tragedy Danny Rose opens up over depression diagnosis and family tragedy
- June 08, 2018

Rose also noted how his mother was racially abused back in August and how a gun was sacked at his house in the direction of his brother. "I'm not anxious for myself". Rose, who is expected to feature in England's final World Cup warm-up against Costa Rica in Leeds tonight, earlier revealed he had advised his family not to travel to the World Cup over fears of racial abuse. (more...)
Durant scores 43 as Warriors move within win of NBA Finals sweep Durant scores 43 as Warriors move within win of NBA Finals sweep
- June 08, 2018

Durant explained the shot and his thought process behind it. "The shot clock was running down, I was pretty far out, I just wanted to get a look", Durant said of his long 3-pointer. "It was too easy for them", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of the Warriors . Durant just made them look easy. LeBron James (R) did everything within his powers, but couldn't stop Kevin Durant (L). (more...)
Rangers sign Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria on a season-long loan Rangers sign Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria on a season-long loan
- June 08, 2018

While Jürgen Klopp has signed two midfielders and is closing in on a third , the German also needs to take into consideration the players at the club that need game time this season but won't get it starting at Anfield. The ex-Arsenal academy star is a current England Under-21 worldwide and was a member of the Under-20 World Cup winners past year. New Rangers boss Gerrard has made full use of his deep contacts at Liverpool and has managed to convince the club to loan him out the England ... (more...)
Obituary: The consummate Cardinal, Albert Fred 'Red' Schoendienst dies at 95 Obituary: The consummate Cardinal, Albert Fred 'Red' Schoendienst dies at 95
- June 08, 2018

Schoendienst's 12-year tenure as manager is the second longest in franchise history behind Tony La Russa. Schoendienst was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Cardinals retired his number in 1996. So Schoendienst's death was obviously a big loss for the Cardinals, and the Royals were among the teams in Major League Baseball to send their sympathies. (more...)
England's Gareth Southgate pleased with Marcus Rashford 'swagger' in win England's Gareth Southgate pleased with Marcus Rashford 'swagger' in win
- June 08, 2018

Rashford's dipping drive on 13 minutes was the highlight of an all-round satisfactory evening for Southgate as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to 10 games, stretching back almost a year. The Central American side will be looking to put another dampener on England's World Cup party before it has even begun. "It's so rare because it's every four years, so you don't get many opportunities in your career, especially when you start late like me". (more...)
Barry Cowan previews the men's French Open semi-finals at Roland Garros
- June 08, 2018

Both shots were on full display Thursday at the French Open , where del Potro advanced to the semifinals by overcoming No. 3 Marin Cilic , 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. When Cilic's final forehand flew wide, del Potro stood legs wide apart, arms aloft, soaking in the crowd that appreciated the effort not just of the match, but of the resolve. (more...)
Sergio Ramos plays down Mohamed Salah incident in Champions League final Sergio Ramos plays down Mohamed Salah incident in Champions League final
- June 08, 2018

When Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah left the field in tears with a dislocated shoulder during the Champions League final last week, his fans were in uproar. Speaking recently, Roma sporting director Monchi said he sees Alisson's future in Rome and that the Italian club were yet to receive an offer for player. (more...)
Draymond Green talks future if LeBron signs with Warriors Draymond Green talks future if LeBron signs with Warriors
- June 08, 2018

Tonight begins a pivotal Game 3 in the 2018 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers as the Cavs try to turn their fortunes around. Houston doesn't yet have the necessary cap space to sign James, and they'd have to get creative in order to fit the three-time champion on their roster. (more...)
Liverpool set to seal move for Nabil Fekir 'on Friday' Liverpool set to seal move for Nabil Fekir 'on Friday'
- June 08, 2018

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a £53million transfer fee with Lyon for Nabil Fekir . Fekir's agent has confirmed Liverpool are interested in signing the Lyon midfielder but also warned a deal was far from done earlier this week. (more...)
Arjun Tendulkar named in U19 squad for Sri Lanka tour Arjun Tendulkar named in U19 squad for Sri Lanka tour
- June 08, 2018

The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) announced the squad on Thursday for the tour which commences later in June. The one-day outfit, on the other hand, will be led by Uttar Pradesh's Aryan Duyal. India will travel to Sri Lanka next month for the series. Contrary to his father Sachin, Arjun is a left-handed all-rounder, who is more known for bowling seam ups. (more...)
Brazil's Fred suffers ankle injury Brazil's Fred suffers ankle injury
- June 08, 2018

The midfielder was pictured receiving treatment after a challenge from Casemiro , and Lasmar has suggested that Fred and Brazil must wait before making an assessment over the knock. The first 24 hours are crucial". Brazil begin their Group E campaign on June 17 against Switzerland in Rostov before matches against Costa Rica in St Petersburg and Serbia in Moscow. (more...)
Alexa’s basketball clairvoyance now extends to the NBA Finals Alexa’s basketball clairvoyance now extends to the NBA Finals
- June 07, 2018

We're talking about basketball here, and I tell you guys all the time, the odds have been stacked up against me since I was an adolescent. "It's my job to make sure we're as focused, laser focused, as possible, do my job and continue to instill confidence into my teammates until the last horn sounds". (more...)
Muguruza obliterates Sharapova, into French Open SF
- June 07, 2018

The men's matches were interrupted by rain and are scheduled to resume on Thursday. But Keys, who made 23 unforced errors in the first set, hit back hard and set up a break point at 3-2, only for Stephens to save it with a service return victor. (more...)
Coach Pepijn Lijnders returns to Liverpool following NEC exit Coach Pepijn Lijnders returns to Liverpool following NEC exit
- June 07, 2018

Buvac took a break from first team duties back in April, before the club admitted they were hopeful he would return to the first team fold. The Dutchman brought a three-and-a-half-season stay on Merseyside to an end in January when he became manager of Eerste Divisie side NEC. (more...)
Why home court could give LeBron, Cavaliers the advantage they need Why home court could give LeBron, Cavaliers the advantage they need
- June 07, 2018

Smith to open the game. He was like, 'What you on?' and I'm like, 'What you mean what I'm on?' I'm sitting over here. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala , the 2015 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, returned to Golden State's lineup after being sidelined by a left leg bone bruise. (more...)
Taco Bell is giving away free tacos. Here's how to get them
- June 07, 2018

Us Clevelanders may not be happy about it, but the Golden State Warriors stole a game from us at Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night. With the win, the Warriors take a 3-0 series lead, but, perhaps more importantly for some folks, they earned America free tacos from Taco Bell. (more...)
Nuggets nod to past, ‘evolve’ toward future with new logos, uniforms Nuggets nod to past, ‘evolve’ toward future with new logos, uniforms
- June 07, 2018

As observed, the logos are a nod to the Nuggets' past while at the same time, an effort to move forward together with the Mile High City. "The journey leading to this moment started several years ago with extensive market research and numerous in-depth conversations with our fans, players and key partners. (more...)
SA Daryl Impey Wins Hilly 1st Stage at Criterium du Dauphine Race SA Daryl Impey Wins Hilly 1st Stage at Criterium du Dauphine Race
- June 07, 2018

SA's Daryl Impey of the Australian Mitchelton team punched the air in victory after unexpectedly dominating a bunch sprint in Monday's stage of the eight-day Criterium du Dauphine . "I told (teammate) Alex Edmondson he should go for the final (sprint) himself and if I am there at the end I will try, but don't look after me". Even in the (team) meeting I said I was not well, ' said Impey, without giving more details. (more...)

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