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Mauresmo makes history, becomes first woman to lead France's Davis Cup team Mauresmo makes history, becomes first woman to lead France's Davis Cup team
- June 26, 2018

The two-time grand slam champion and the former world No 1 has coached several top players, including Andy Murray for two years from 2014, and also captained France's team for the Fed Cup, the women's equivalent of the Davis Cup. French tennis federation (FFT) president Bernard Giudicelli described the decision as "completely groundbreaking". France won the Davis Cup title in 2017 for the first time in 16 years. (more...)
Argentina's Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Jorge Sampaoli Argentina's Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Jorge Sampaoli
- June 26, 2018

The two-time World Cup winners are on the brink of going out of the tournament after a surprise 1-1 draw with Iceland which was followed by a 3-0 spanking against Group D leaders Croatia . "I am convinced that tomorrow we will write a new page in the national team's history books", said Sampaoli in his Monday press conference, as per Marca . (more...)
Broussard: LeBron hasn't made decision yet due to Broussard: LeBron hasn't made decision yet due to "so many moving parts"
- June 26, 2018

Per a new interview with the Los Angeles Times , Harden doesn't believe he could do much to sway King James. The Los Angeles Lakers have an. unfortunate history with erecting billboards for free agents . This according to the latest report from ESPN's Ramona Shelburne . Meanwhile, the Cavs have inquired about acquiring Kemba Walker and Kawhi Leonard. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo foul sets World Cup penalties record Cristiano Ronaldo foul sets World Cup penalties record
- June 26, 2018

The 2016 European champions will next face Uruguay on Saturday in the round of 16 . A Denmark loss coupled with an Australia win over Peru, who have yet to earn a point, could see the Socceroos sneak through on goal difference. Probably. Iceland needs to win, and have Argentina beat Nigeria by less than Iceland beats Croatia, to qualify. In the case of teams finishing level on points, Federation Internationale de Football Association has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with goal ... (more...)
Australian NBA star Ben Simmons wins rookie of the year Australian NBA star Ben Simmons wins rookie of the year
- June 26, 2018

Simmons beat out Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Celtics wing Jayson Tatum to capture the honor, which went to Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon last season. Simmons becomes the third Sixer to win the award. "They had excellent, amazing, tremendous seasons". The deadline was back in April. Mitchell, the No. (more...)
Ioane scores three tries as All Black over-run France Ioane scores three tries as All Black over-run France
- June 26, 2018

The France rugby team cried foul over yet another officiating howler after Damian McKenzie's referee-assisted try put the All Blacks on the road to a thumping 49-14 victory on Saturday. Both of those defeats hinged on poor refereeing decisions; a Yellow card in the first Test (at Eden Park, Auckland, on June 9) which saw the French outfit smashed after holding the All Blacks to 11-11 after 50 minutes and a red card in the second (at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on June 16) which cost ... (more...)
Portugal player ratings versus Iran
- June 26, 2018

Someone other than Ronaldo finally scored for Portugal , and it might turn out to be the goal of the tournament. Federation Internationale de Football Association looks at their disciplinary records in the tournament to separate the teams. (more...)
Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad
- June 26, 2018

According to 1986 World Cup victor, Ricardo Giusti, Burruchaga has confirmed that the coach has been stripped of his effective power ahead of the Nigeria game.Giusti said: "The players will decide the team, that's a fact". Messi salvaged a disastrous campaign under three different managers with a hat-trick away to Ecuador in the Albiceleste's final qualifier. "Leo is fine", Mascherano told a news conference. (more...)
Scott Hend fires 67 for lead at BMW International Open Scott Hend fires 67 for lead at BMW International Open
- June 26, 2018

Kaymer, the 2008 champion, delighted the home supporters with two birdies in his last three holes for a 71. After strong winds the first two days, conditions moderated on Saturday with low scores expected. "I thought there would be some 64s and 65s because if you hit the fairways you had plenty of chances", Kaymer told Sky Sports. "In Italy I had a good chance but I didn't really perform on the moving day. (more...)
Burger meal in the pub for Allardyce as England beat Panama Burger meal in the pub for Allardyce as England beat Panama
- June 26, 2018

The result, a record win for England in a World Cup finals match, means England qualify for the knockout stage with a game to spare, along with Belgium who also have six points. In other matches, Colombia's all-time leading scorer Radamel Falcao notched his first World Cup goal in their 3-0 win over Poland. Russian police with England fans in Nizhny Novgorod as they celebrate after their match against Panama in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (more...)
Ben Simmons wins National Basketball Association rookie of the year award Ben Simmons wins National Basketball Association rookie of the year award
- June 26, 2018

The No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, Simmons had to sit out all of what was supposed to be his rookie season because of a foot injury. Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons has been named the NBA's Rookie of the Year after the former No. (more...)
Paul George to televise free agency on ESPN Paul George to televise free agency on ESPN
- June 26, 2018

Everyone is excited about LeBron James becoming a free agent, but look at this pitch the Los Angeles Lakers are making to Paul George . Part 3, which will air after George's National Basketball Association plans are made public, will give viewers a look at what's next for George and how he arrived at his ultimate decision. (more...)
Spain vs. Morocco - Football Match Report Spain vs. Morocco - Football Match Report
- June 26, 2018

The decision set off a touchline melee among players from both sides. "We needed them to score on us to force us to react". Morocco nearly retook the lead minutes later again through Boutaib, who was in on goal from a long throw in, but this time De Gea got down to keep out the striker's close-range effort. (more...)
Kangaroo Crashes Soccer Match, Relaxes On Field Kangaroo Crashes Soccer Match, Relaxes On Field
- June 26, 2018

For the third time in recent weeks kangaroos have jumped on to the sporting fields in Canberra , leaving the players absolutely astonished. Following a quick sprint around the pitch the roo felt most comfortable between the posts and settled in the 18-yard box. (more...)
Assistant Farbrace to take charge of England for T20 games Assistant Farbrace to take charge of England for T20 games
- June 26, 2018

Once the team others emulated in the format, in which it has won the World Cup five times, Australia is now being exposed by England, a nation which failed to progress beyond the group stage of the last tournament but is now ranked No.1. Farbrace is widely tipped to take over the top job with England post WC 2019. He will resume his role as head coach for the ODIs against India. The job advert for a third selector has recently been published. (more...)
Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless
- June 26, 2018

Goal takes a look at when the next Mexico national team matches take place and what time you should tune in. Durmaz helped set Germany's victory by fouling a player who was subsequently awarded a free kick, which would go on to become the goal that did Sweden in. (more...)
Roger Federer loses to Borna Coric in Halle Open final Roger Federer loses to Borna Coric in Halle Open final
- June 26, 2018

He had been No. 1 in the world for three weeks before dropping to second last week. Federer was the aggressor in the second set, forcing Coric to save two breakpoints before he finally broke him and served out the set to love to usher in a decider. (more...)
'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players 'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players
- June 26, 2018

The Manchester City striker is one of several players who declared war on beleaguered coach, Jorge Sampaoli , following the 1-1 draw with Iceland and the 3-0 drubbing by Croatia . They should be proud to have Messi in their national team, "he said". Argentina almost missed the World Cup altogether, needing a Messi hat-trick in the final qualifying match just to punch a ticket to Russian Federation. (more...)
Celtics Finalizing Deal With EuroLeague Star Brad Wanamaker Celtics Finalizing Deal With EuroLeague Star Brad Wanamaker
- June 26, 2018

In 36 Euroleague games for Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul this past season, he averaged 11.3 points on 41.0 percent shooting (33.3 percent from beyond the arc), 3.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals. Wanamaker averaged 11.3 points and 3.8 assists over 26.1 minutes per game a year ago playing Euroleague with Fenerbahce. Wanamaker, 28, is committed to joining a Celtics backcourt that heads into the summer unsure about the future of guard Marcus Smart , who will be a restricted free agent. (more...)
Jokic, Nuggets to agree to 5-year, $146.5M deal Jokic, Nuggets to agree to 5-year, $146.5M deal
- June 26, 2018

The Denver Nuggets will reportedly decline their team option on Nikola Jokic as the first step toward negotiating a larger extension, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Last season in Denver, the 23-year old center averaged career-bests across the board with 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 6.1 assist per game. With Jokic leading the way, the Nuggets were one of the NBA's most potent offensive teams and had the sixth-best offensive rating (109.6) in the league. (more...)
Uruguay punish sluggish Russian Federation to top Group A
- June 26, 2018

Later on Monday, Iran face Portugal and Spain play Morocco as Group B comes to a close. While Russia had confounded those who predicted a group stage exit with resounding victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, there was still a question mark over how they would perform when they faced stronger opposition. (more...)
FIFA denies reports of doping among Russian football players FIFA denies reports of doping among Russian football players
- June 26, 2018

Russia's team doctor has rejected the claim that it would be possible for players from the host nation to violate anti-doping regulations during the World Cup. The Mail understands that Kambolov's case is just one of at least 34 alleged Russian football "dope conspiracy" cases Fifa have since learned about but have been sitting on for 18 months. (more...)
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Excited About 2019 Honda Engine Deal Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Excited About 2019 Honda Engine Deal
- June 25, 2018

Red Bull announced earlier this week that they will end their twelve-year partnership with Renault Sport with a move to Honda , but Palmer says it has no effect on Aston Martin's alliance with the Milton Keynes-based outfit, even though there is likely to be two different vehicle manufacturers in the team name in 2019. (more...)
Astros' Bregman shaved mustache between at-bats Astros' Bregman shaved mustache between at-bats
- June 25, 2018

The subtle change, however, didn't seem to help. In his first at-bat post-mustache, Bregman flied out to center field. The cameras noticed Bregman stepping up to the plate in the second inning with the 'stache before he was walked with the bases loaded, which scored the team's second run. (more...)
Alex Bregman shaved his mustache off in the middle of Sunday’s game Alex Bregman shaved his mustache off in the middle of Sunday’s game
- June 25, 2018

When he came back up to the plate in the fourth inning, eagle-eyed observers noticed something was different. The third baseman entered the game on a 1-for-9 run so perhaps it was a method of changing face and changing luck. "I don't pay attention to Alex's shaving habits during the middle of the game". I did like the mustache. Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. (more...)

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