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Burger King Pulls Ad Suggesting Women Bear Babies of World Cup Stars Burger King Pulls Ad Suggesting Women Bear Babies of World Cup Stars
- June 21, 2018

Tuesday the fast food giant announced a promotion on VK - the Russian version of Facebook - offering 3 million Russian roubles ($47,000) and a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get impregnated by a World Cup player. "Forward! We believe in you!" "It turned out to be too insulting". However, screenshots of the promotion are still doing the rounds on social media and Reddit . (more...)
Brooks Koepka wins second straight US Open Brooks Koepka wins second straight US Open
- June 21, 2018

Rounding out the Australian contingent is four-time US Tour victor Aaron Baddeley, who had a day to forget with a 77 sinking him to 13 over. Starting the back nine on moving day with two bogeys, the three-time victor on the US PGA Tour now sits at seven over and seven shots back of the lead. (more...)
Neymar sparks injury fears as he limps out of Brazil training Neymar sparks injury fears as he limps out of Brazil training
- June 20, 2018

He returned for Brazil's penultimate World Cup warm-up game against Croatia in Liverpool on 3 June, capping his substitute performance with a stunning solo goal. He scored in that game, and then made his first start since the injury, also scoring, in a 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna just before Tite´s squad flew to Russian Federation. (more...)
Spain's Dani Carvajal available for World Cup clash with Iran Spain's Dani Carvajal available for World Cup clash with Iran
- June 20, 2018

Spain have the only significant piece of team news entering the midweek meeting with Iran after it emerged Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal will likely be fit to feature in his first match of the World Cup . "Against Spain , everybody from the goalkeeper to the striker can create things, so we need to think of a different strategy", he said. Yet keeping the Spanish armada at bay to claim the point that would boost hopes of qualifying for the last 16 looks a tall order. (more...)
Matthaus blasts Arsenal midfielder Ozil: No heart, no joy, no passion Matthaus blasts Arsenal midfielder Ozil: No heart, no joy, no passion
- June 20, 2018

Ozil, 29, played the full 90 minutes as Die Mannschaft suffered a surprising loss to Mexico in their opener in Russian Federation. 'What displeases: His body language is negative, ' he wrote. "If you bet on certain values, as the DFB repeatedly conveys, then the decision can only be made by throwing the two players out", Effenberg is quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying. (more...)
Russian Federation vs. Saudi Arabia - Football Match Report Russian Federation vs. Saudi Arabia - Football Match Report
- June 20, 2018

But ahead of today's curtain-raiser between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium, there is only room for optimism. In the FIFA World Rankings, they are the two lowest-ranked teams at this year's edition of the competition. (more...)
England midfielder Dele Alli suffers minor thigh strain England midfielder Dele Alli suffers minor thigh strain
- June 20, 2018

Dele Alli missed training on Tuesday to have a scan on the thigh injury that limited him in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia , sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. "It's my quad", said Alli after Monday's game. "It felt good. When you're playing you don't think about it but after you let it sink in and it's like "I just played in a World Cup " - it's insane". (more...)
Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama
- June 20, 2018

Welbeck was arguably the last man on the plane and the likes of Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford will get the nod before the 27-year-old. Tunisia was a tough game for us but we proved to ourselves we can step up in the big moment. His team mate Raheem Sterling looked particularly bothered by the tiny gnats circling his face before the start of the second half. The pair are said to be competing for the same position to be playing alongside Tottenham's Harry Kane as the Three Lions ... (more...)
Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo
- June 20, 2018

Aguero got the goal against Iceland but he along with the others was largely anonymous thereafter - and certainly when Argentina needed them when time was running out to get a winning goal. But Hernan Crespo, the now-retired Argentina striker and the country's third-highest scorer, told BBC Sport that Messi doesn't need to win a World Cup to be one of greatest players of all time. (more...)
Brandon Morrow of Chicago Cubs suffers back spasms while taking trousers off Brandon Morrow of Chicago Cubs suffers back spasms while taking trousers off
- June 20, 2018

On Tuesday, Morrow said he had back discomfort that began when he was taking off his trousers around 3 a.m. Monday after the Cubs trip home from their weekend series in St. The Cubs placed him on the disabled list Wednesday morning. Ouch. That is slightly embarrassing. Best I can figure from the Wikipedia page for trousers, human beings - long accustomed to the comforts of loincloths and tunics and such - originally opted in to the tyranny of trousers only because they made for easier ... (more...)
How to Watch Iran vs. Spain
- June 20, 2018

Given the tumult in the Spain camp, things could easily have gone horribly wrong for them against Portugal, but - according to Isco - Hierro has done the right thing by using Lopetegui's tactics as the foundation for his own . "Even if you want to draw up plans for Ronaldo, he always finds a way out or makes a difference or puts his team back on the right track", Renard said on Tuesday. (more...)
Mexico fans may have caused an quake while celebrating World Cup win Mexico fans may have caused an quake while celebrating World Cup win
- June 20, 2018

However, they're clearly different from the kinds of earthquakes we usually talk about - those of natural origin - because they're not caused by tectonic or volcanic activity, and don't have a clear epicentre, since the agitation occurs at several points. (more...)
Liverpool 'interested in Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins' Liverpool 'interested in Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins'
- June 20, 2018

The teenager is one of the hottest property's in world football and has already won the Under-17 World Cup with England past year along with the competitions Golden Boot award; scoring eight goals . However, Sporting Lisbon now find themselves in a bad mess as a number of first-team players, including Martins, have terminated their contracts with the club following an attack by fans at their training ground. (more...)
Panic for football fans as Moscow running out of beer Panic for football fans as Moscow running out of beer
- June 20, 2018

The waiter said the regular suppliers are running low on beer, too. The group stage wraps up on June 28, at which point the field is halved from 32 teams to 16. While Anheuser-Busch InBev didn't comment on rumors of the shortage, Heineken told Reuters sales were going well and it saw no challenges in keeping up with demand. (more...)
Rohit Sharma Clears Yo-Yo Test, Takes A Dig At Critics Rohit Sharma Clears Yo-Yo Test, Takes A Dig At Critics
- June 20, 2018

The issue was discussed at the latest Committee of Administrators (CoA) meeting in the presence of chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and Saba Karim , who is the BCCI general manager of cricket operations. Ajinkya Rahane, who led the team against Afghanistan in Bangalore in the historic Test, has been put on standby. Recently, Sanju Samson and Mohammed Shami failed the test as well. (more...)
Phil Mickelson purposely putts moving ball at US Open Phil Mickelson purposely putts moving ball at US Open
- June 20, 2018

Phil Mickelson turned 48 on Sunday (NZ time), an occasion marked by fans singing "Happy Birthday" at every turn. Amy Mickelson said her husband offered to quit the US Open following his two-shot penalty in the third round of Saturday's tournament. (more...)
Luis Suarez completes preparations for 100th Uruguay cap against Saudi Arabia
- June 20, 2018

Muslera - Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Varela - Rodriguez, Vecino, Bentancur, Nandez - Cavani, Suarez. Don't look in hurry. 2': First attempt of the match and it's Luis Suarez who receives a long ball inside the box and then aims his shot but it's deflected by Osama Hawsawi. (more...)
Dhoni's wife applies for arms licence citing threat to life Dhoni's wife applies for arms licence citing threat to life
- June 20, 2018

She has applied for the licence in the Magistrate office and the request has been forwarded to the local police station for further investigation. "Dhoni was provided arms licence for weapons of prohibited bore to purchase a 9 mm pistol in 2010", according to the report. (more...)
Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets
- June 20, 2018

The eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year has averaged 17.4 points, 12.7 rebounds and two blocks in his 14-year career, but will be playing for his fourth team in four seasons. Last season, he ranked third in the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game (12.5) fourth in double-doubles (53), ninth in blocks (1.6) and 11th in field-goal percentage (55.5 percent). (more...)
Alan Sugar sparks outrage with 'racist' tweet about Senegal team Alan Sugar sparks outrage with 'racist' tweet about Senegal team
- June 20, 2018

Lord Sugar originally refused to remove it, saying people were over-reacting and it was amusing. "Just been reading the reaction to my amusing tweet about the guy on the beach in Marbella". for God's sake.' . Sugar later told Mirror Online : 'It was meant as a joke. People know I have fought against racism for years. This isn't the first time the billionaire businessman, who has played the Donald Trump role in the United Kingdom version of The Apprentice since 2005, has found himself ... (more...)
Boxing legend reveals Deontay Wilder’s biggest weakness
- June 20, 2018

He felt Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz was a few punches away from knocking Wilder out back in March. While Wilder agreed to terms offered by Joshua's camp last Monday, to fight in the United Kingdom - with Shelly Finkel stating that the target date was September 15, Hearn insisted on Thursday that due to the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight happening on the same night, the likely date for the heavyweight bout would be in October or November. (more...)
NBA Draft rumors: 76ers attempting to move up to top 5 NBA Draft rumors: 76ers attempting to move up to top 5
- June 20, 2018

If the Kings pass on Bagley, that would clearly complicate the Hawks' ultimate choice with the third pick. The news come at the heels of Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr . Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic won the Spanish Liga Endesa after winning also the Eurobasket and the EuroLeague during the same season and he admitted the obvious: "It was the best season of my career". (more...)
Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games Senegal and Japan fans help clean up stadiums following World Cup games
- June 20, 2018

After both teams did their country proud by winning their opening World Cup group games, the fans were filmed cleaning up after the separate victories. (more...)
Fans celebrate as Harry Kane scores Fans celebrate as Harry Kane scores
- June 20, 2018

Mr Nourse added: "I think we can get through the group and with England you never know after that". "Maybe tonight we could have run out of time". Even if you win 1-0 and are luckless or a couple of outstanding saves by the goalie keep you out, you still beat them well and create the opportunities throughout the game. (more...)
Pepe Says Portugal 'Privileged' To Have Cristiano Ronaldo Pepe Says Portugal 'Privileged' To Have Cristiano Ronaldo
- June 20, 2018

Can CR7 deliver yet again for Portugal? Iran now top Group B at the start of the day. As expected, CR7 starts (That was a given really). Ayoub El Kaabi would be the preferred choice of centre-forward as Renard is set to keep faith in his attacking line against Portugal , despite their need to be more clinical inside the box. (more...)

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