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India to play 203 matches in next five years, the most India to play 203 matches in next five years, the most
- June 24, 2018

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) responds to yesterday's release of the men's Future Tours Programme 2018 - 2023 ( FTP ). The ICC gave its nod to the Test championship past year as part of measures to boost the flagging fortunes of the traditional five-day format beloved of purists but with often lacklustre spectator and television viewer numbers. (more...)
Two men banned for making Nazi salutes during World Cup in Russian Federation Two men banned for making Nazi salutes during World Cup in Russian Federation
- June 24, 2018

Police investigating the clip served three men with notices under the 1989 Football Spectators Act. Michael Herbert, 57, was made subject of the ban today at Leicester Magistrates' Court, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). (more...)
Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz defended by team-mates after racial abuse
- June 24, 2018

We obviously also didn't score on a couple of clear opportunities but what I did appreciate was the spirit of the team . "No shadow falls over Jimmy, there is nothing bad to say about him". However, Low played down suggestions their actions had been inflammatory. A neck injury, as expected, forced Mats Hummels out of the side, with the experienced defender replaced by Antonio Rudiger, while full-back Marvin Plattenhardt made way for Jonas Hector, who missed the Mexico loss through illness. (more...)
White Ferns continue white-hot form by setting record total against South Africa White Ferns continue white-hot form by setting record total against South Africa
- June 24, 2018

A bad day all round for Hilton Moreeng's chargers, who will be looking to bounce back when they play England on Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday, English men took the cricketing world by storm when they smashed 481 runs in 50 overs, a world record in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs). (more...)
Hamilton grabs pole, Ricciardo fifth in French Grand Prix Hamilton grabs pole, Ricciardo fifth in French Grand Prix
- June 24, 2018

In the final session, he recorded the fastest time on the opening runs. "We have all pulled together and done a great job in putting the auto where we need it, for both Valtteri and I", Hamilton said after qualifying. The Finn will be sixth on the grid tomorrow, and ended up over a second slower than Hamilton in the final round. McLaren's dismal run of form continued as it endured its worst qualifying result of the season, with neither Fernando Alonso nor Stoffel Vandoorne making it out of ... (more...)
Neymar finds his touch at last Neymar finds his touch at last
- June 24, 2018

A largely frustrating afternoon for the five-time world champions was forgotten thanks to two goals in stoppage time . The competition's most decorated nation were in danger of failing to win either of their first two games in Russian Federation before Coutinho prodded in a stoppage-time opener and Neymar added a second in a 2-0 success. (more...)
England and Belgium into World Cup last 16, Tunisia and Panama out
- June 24, 2018

The Tottenham striker become only the third England player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup game after Geoff Hurst (1966) and Gary Lineker (1986). Kane is also the first Englishman to have scored more than one goal in the first two matches of a World Cup for England. (more...)
'New level of intensity' as England reach for whitewash 'New level of intensity' as England reach for whitewash
- June 24, 2018

The opening pair of Aaron Finch and Travis Head put on a century partnership but, from 101 for no wicket in 19 overs, they subsided to 310-8 in their 50 overs. "This is even more impressive than the 481 (their score in the third ODI)". But it is the latest record-breaking feat at Trent Bridge , a year out from the World Cup in England , that has sent shock waves through the world of cricket , given a total of 500 - once thought to be utterly unobtainable in a 50-over game - now appears to ... (more...)
Ref from N.J. didn't try to mooch Portugal jersey, Federation Internationale de Football Association says Ref from N.J. didn't try to mooch Portugal jersey, Federation Internationale de Football Association says
- June 24, 2018

But a chronic inability to punish teams was always going to be punished, such is the unforgiving stage that the Fifa World Cup is. But according to Morocco forward Nordin Amrabat , Geiger tried to pursue the jersey off of Portugal defender Pepe at the half. (more...)
England-Panama: England-Panama: "No drama" for Southgate after team sheet leak
- June 24, 2018

Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard were particularly culpable and while Kane saved an inquest into England's profligacy and ponderous second-half performance, Sterling's place against Panama may now be in jeopardy. "He is always a threat". "I think he is absolutely ready and I think he showed that in his cameo against Tunisia the other night". "From our point of view, I don' t expect the media to be supporters of us in terms of the way they work, they are here to work, I know they want ... (more...)
Ten-Man Germany Snatch Late Winner Vs Sweden To Stay Alive Ten-Man Germany Snatch Late Winner Vs Sweden To Stay Alive
- June 24, 2018

In the 95th minute, Toni Kroos, popularly referred to as the Sniper by his supporters, pulled a rabbit out of the hat and scored the match-winning goal. It was a cruel blow for the Swedes, who gave their all but came up just short. Bedlam ensued in the final 15 minutes, as Boateng was sent off for a second yellow card and Neuer lost his footing while scrambling across the face of goal to make a save, only narrowly preserving the 1-1 scoreline. (more...)
Alonso believes he's leading a Alonso believes he's leading a "motorsport revolution"
- June 24, 2018

Everything was stacked in its favour: sheer pace, the ability to go a lap longer on fuel than the opposition (albeit still three laps shy of the stints it could pull last year), and faster refuelling times. Alonso joined Toyota for the WEC Super Season, ostensibly with the ambition of taking another step towards achieving motorsport's Triple Crown, and the No. (more...)
'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo' 'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo'
- June 24, 2018

As for the comparisons to Ronaldo, Shaka Hislop, reporting for The Undefeated, believes it's much bigger than that. Reports indicate that coach Sampaoli could be kicked out of the team. Meanwhile, his great rival Lionel Messi saw his penalty saved as his Argentina side were held by a resilient Iceland a day later in Moscow. This is Argentina's worst defeat at World Cup since 1958 and also their worst start since 1974 as Lionel Messi failed to help his national team. (more...)
Swiss players investigated over 'double-headed eagle' goal celebrations at World Cup Swiss players investigated over 'double-headed eagle' goal celebrations at World Cup
- June 24, 2018

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates with the controversial symbol after scoring a goal against Serbia. Xhaka's parents are originally from Kosovo, of Albanian heritage, and his father spent time in prison in Yugoslavia for his support of Kosovan independence. (more...)
US Open to account for pregnancies when seeding players
- June 24, 2018

Under the current WTA rules, rankings aren't protected for players who take a break for pregnancies or injuries. Serena Williams isn't likely to face the same seedings issue at the US Open as she did at the French Open . 1; she is now ranked No. 183 , and did not receive a seed at Roland Garros. "But we're a Grand Slam and we have the right and the opportunity to seed the players according to what we feel is justified". (more...)
Garbine Muguruza bows out! Petra Kvitova marches on Garbine Muguruza bows out! Petra Kvitova marches on
- June 24, 2018

The world number 24 hung in there to best Muguruza's error-strewn performance, securing a double break to reel off four consecutive games and win the match. Strycova reached the quarter-finals here for a third time and now plays Lesia Tsurenko, the unseeded Ukrainian who overcame sixth-seeded Daria Kasatkina 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. (more...)
Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden
- June 24, 2018

Down to 10 men after Jerome Boateng was given a second yellow card, Germany rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday to suddenly revive its title defense thanks to a strike from Kroos that caught the Swedes by surprise and won't soon be forgotten in Germany. (more...)
Sahibzada Farhan named in Pakistan squad for T20 tri-series Sahibzada Farhan named in Pakistan squad for T20 tri-series
- June 24, 2018

The 26-year-old Asif Ali, who represents Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, has got another chance in the series to improve the team's middle order. Three others, who were part of that series - Aamir Yamin, Umar Amin and Rumman Raees - are not in the current squad. Rookie pacer Usman, also a left-armer, last appeared in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Sharjah previous year. (more...)
#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea
- June 24, 2018

Coming off an opening loss to Mexico, Germany fell behind again when Kroos' early mistake led to Ola Toivonen's goal in the 32nd minute. But Kroos also thought he made up for it in the end. So I was very angry. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. (more...)
Coutinho, Neymar score in injury time for Brazil
- June 24, 2018

The forward was forced out of training on Tuesday with an ankle injury but is fit to play , although Tite explained that he is still some way short of full match fitness, per Tom Marshall of ESPN FC. "I have to take my responsibility, so does everyone else on the team ". The striker was sidelined for three months after a foot injury in February required him to undergo surgery. (more...)
Exhilarating Belgium smash five past Tunisia Exhilarating Belgium smash five past Tunisia
- June 24, 2018

Saturday's defeat means the Tunisians have gone 13 matches without a win in the world cup . Belgium go into the second half with a narrow 2-1 lead, despite dominating for large spells of the first 45 minutes. Defeat for Tunisia leaves them all-but-out of the tournament, needing Panama to defeat England on Sunday to maintain even the smallest shred of hope of reaching the knockout rounds. (more...)
Egypt's Mohamed Salah becomes 'honorary citizen of Chechnya' Egypt's Mohamed Salah becomes 'honorary citizen of Chechnya'
- June 24, 2018

Upon Kadyrov's first meeting with Salah after the Egypt's first public training session in Grozny, Kadyrov was overjoyed at the presence of the 2017/18 Premier League Player of the Year in the Republic, situated in Russia's North Caucasus region. (more...)
Defending champion Kvitova races into Birmingham final
- June 24, 2018

Buzarnescu, who also beat Svitolina in the French Open three weeks ago, has won more matches (82) than any other player since she recovered from her latest knee operation a year ago. "It's really been an awesome two weeks I've had, having played so little in the grass in my career". Earlier in the day, 2009 victor Magdalena Rybarikova and two-time runner-up Barbora Strycova set up an intriguing semi-final clash after the pair collected convincing victories. (more...)
Nick Phipps and Lukhan Tui in for Australia's decider with Ireland Nick Phipps and Lukhan Tui in for Australia's decider with Ireland
- June 24, 2018

While the Six Nations champions suffered an 18-9 loss in Brisbane, they bounced back well in Melbourne with a 26-21 win - their first against the Wallabies in Australia since 1979 - that was more convincing than the scoreline suggests. Phipps' performance, when measured against that of the world-class Conor Murray , could play a big part in determining the outcome of this clash. There were further changes among Ireland's reserves , with John Cooney and Joey Carbery replaced by Kieran ... (more...)
Swiss stars facing punishment for controversial Serbia celebrations
- June 24, 2018

Switzerland's coach, Vladimir Petkovic, said: " You should never mix politics and football ". When asked about the way he had celebrated, Shaqiri said in a post-match press conference streamed on FIFA's website: "I think in football you have always emotions". (more...)

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