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Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to reach World Cup last 16
- June 27, 2018

Although Brazil coach Tite said Neymar still needs time to reach peak shape, he insisted he is not endangering the striker's health. An overhead kick from Aleksandar Mitrovic which went well high over the bar was the first chance of sorts in the 32nd for the Serbs who ideally needed to win to have a chance of surviving the group and not requiring help from Costa Rica. (more...)
Peru's Jefferson Farfan ruled out after 'traumatic brain injury' Peru's Jefferson Farfan ruled out after 'traumatic brain injury'
- June 27, 2018

The player received all the medical assistance required. The FPF also added that while Farfan's injury is being treated as serious, the initial test results have been " favourable for the player ". "He is the guy who helps bring life to the group, who is always joking around. We hope he can recover quickly". This is Peru's first trip to the World Cup in 36 years. (more...)
Hector Cuper leaves role as Egypt coach Hector Cuper leaves role as Egypt coach
- June 27, 2018

The EFA said: "We held a meeting after returning from Russian Federation and the entire board made a decision to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff". Egpyt failed to register a point in Russian Federation, losing their opening two Group A matches to Uruguay and the host nation. He is thought to be unhappy at having been paraded with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. (more...)
Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers
- June 27, 2018

He's coming off of his second career win on the PGA Tour , at the Valspar Championship in March. Needing to catch up to Watson and running out of holes, he sailed his shot over the 16th green for a bogey and sliced his drive on No. Behind them were four-time major victor Rory McIlroy as well as two Americans, Brian Harman and Peter Malnati, at 6-under. Regardless, Bubba Watson told Channel 3 Sports Reporter Caroline Powers on Sunday that no matter what, he'll be back to defend. (more...)
Marin Cilic comes from behind to beat Novak Djokovic to win Queen's Marin Cilic comes from behind to beat Novak Djokovic to win Queen's
- June 27, 2018

Djokovic's last final - and title - also came on a British grass court when he defeated Gael Monfils in Eastbourne last July . "I'm feeling great", he said. "He's playing well. He's starting to play better". Djokovic rose to the top of the game because he was able to stand up to big hitters like Cilic and knock them down himself, but it has been a long-time since he reigned at the top of the mountain. (more...)
Milan banned from Europa League over financial fair play rules Milan banned from Europa League over financial fair play rules
- June 27, 2018

UEFA announced its decision on Tuesday, citing that Milan would not be able to play in any European competition for the 2018/19 campaign despite qualifying for the Europa League . Milan qualified for the Europa League group stages by finishing sixth in Serie A last season following a resurgence under Gennaro Gattuso. The Rossoneri splashed the cash on several top players in the summer, including Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, Wolfsburg ... (more...)
Manchester United sign Fred Manchester United sign Fred
- June 27, 2018

The Manchester Evening Standard report that Man United are growing in confidence that Willian will be playing for them come the end of the summer transfer window. That's a hefty outlay for a player who's played in just Brazil and Ukraine, and only played eight times for his country, but Jose Mourinho must have confidence he will fit the bill. (more...)
LeBron James To Make Decision Before July 4th LeBron James To Make Decision Before July 4th
- June 27, 2018

He believes there are four teams James will "likely" consider and then one more that he could. That total cap space number is the most important. Last summer, Chris Paul took part in a similar power play. The first time he went through the process, James asked teams to send delegations to tell him why he should sign with their team. Before he joined the Heat, James had meetings with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, where team representatives ... (more...)
Olympic champion undergoes spinal surgery after crash Olympic champion undergoes spinal surgery after crash
- June 27, 2018

BDR sports director Patrick Moster, quoted on Rad-Sport.de earlier today, said that the organisation had not received any further update on Vogel's condition, but added that it remained in contact with her family. The German - a record 11-time world champion - will undergo surgery Wednesday in Berlin after colliding with another rider during a training camp in Cottbus. (more...)
W.C: Xhaka, Shaqiri in hot water after controversial celebrations W.C: Xhaka, Shaqiri in hot water after controversial celebrations
- June 27, 2018

The duo have roots in Kosovo, an ethnically Albanian province that fought a war of independence against Serb-dominated Yugoslav forces in the late 1990s. Shaqiri brushed off suggestions of political connotations with his celebration, saying it was instead the product of pure emotion. It said Xhaka "shamefully provoked our fans". (more...)
Kimi Raikkonen: Prodigal Son to Return to McLaren?
- June 27, 2018

But where does that leave Kimi? Sky Sports understands McLaren would evaluate the option of re-signing Raikkonen, whose Ferrari contract expires in December, in the event that Alonso does not drive for the team in 2019. A bold swoop for Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was also made, but Raikkonen is a Plan B for them. Wages should not be an issue as McLaren can afford Raikkonen's £10million-a year wages. (more...)
Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option
- June 27, 2018

It's widely believed that James is hesitant to be the first star player to sign with the Lakers while recent reports indicate George might re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov, Jordan Clarkson, and Larry Nance Jr. within the past year, they have enough salary cap space to sign two max-contract players. (more...)
Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic: Juventus interest makes me smile Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic: Juventus interest makes me smile
- June 27, 2018

La Blaugrana is keen on preparing deals for either Sergej Milinkovic Savic or Nabil Fekir this summer transfer window to bring them to Barcelona . Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for a young box-to-box midfielder following the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk was completed on Thursday. (more...)
Andre Carrillo scores superb opener as Peru down Australia
- June 27, 2018

France went into the game knowing that they had already qualified for the last 16, while the Danes knew that a draw would likely be good enough for them. His entourage ranges from his three-year old cousin to his grandfather, who is in his 70s. "That was more exciting than this". Peru opened scoring in the 18th minute when Carrillo fired home a wonderful volley from Guerrero cross. (more...)
Sweden reach last 16 with win over Mexico
- June 27, 2018

Sweden and Mexico will learn on Wednesday evening which of Brazil, Serbia or Switzerland they will face from Group E in the last 16. To understand the enormity of that statement, understand that the former Southampton star's nickname is "Taco" due to his love of the food. (more...)
Nasa Hataoka wins NW Arkansas LPGA Championship:The Asahi Shimbun Nasa Hataoka wins NW Arkansas LPGA Championship:The Asahi Shimbun
- June 27, 2018

The proud golfer is the 2018 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Champion. Hataoka added birdies at the par-4 12th, the par-3 15th and 17th and at 18 she dropped her approach inches from the cup and tapped in for a final birdie to finish off the record romp. (more...)
Eugenie Bouchard doesn't seem happy after rare victory Eugenie Bouchard doesn't seem happy after rare victory
- June 27, 2018

It's important on grass to start well", Bouchard said. Reporter: Your coach was watching you in the stands, what impact has he had on you? The toughest question was saved for last. Joining Liu in the second qualifying round is another former junior champion, the 2015 victor in Sofya Zhuk, who defeated Valentini Grammatikopoulou, 6-3, 6-2. (more...)
Harry Kane set to start against Belgium
- June 27, 2018

He recalled the failure at Euro 2016 when drawing Iceland was celebrated, after a goalless match against Slovakia when wholesale changes were made, and added that it was about time England claimed a big scalp. "I think it will be an interesting game, a 50-50 game, and both teams are qualified so it will be a odd game", said Fellaini, who plays in England for Manchester United , having made his name for another Premier League club Everton. (more...)
FIFA sanctions Argentina, Croatia ahead of last group matches FIFA sanctions Argentina, Croatia ahead of last group matches
- June 27, 2018

Also, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee disclosed that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Argentina FA and the Croatia FA. Their Football Association has now been sanctioned for the violation of article 67 paragraphs 2 and 3 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. (more...)
Barcelona make an approach to sign in-demand Everton target Barcelona make an approach to sign in-demand Everton target
- June 27, 2018

However, Everton - in need of a qualify winger opposite Theo Walcott - may now be concerned as Lozano is allegedly wanted by El Clasico giants Barcelona and Real Madrid . South Korea created a chance to take an early lead as a cross set up a volley for Lee Yong, but Lozano sprinted into the frame at the last second to spoil the chance. (more...)
Have The Simpsons ‘predicted’ this year’s World Cup final?
- June 27, 2018

After predicting such events as the Trump presidency , the (still pending) Disney-Fox merger and the outcome of the men's curling final in the Winter Olympics this year, the animated comedy is drawing keen interest from football fans who believe a 1997 episode may have set the stage for a Portugal v Mexico World Cup finale. (more...)
Body found in freezer at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game Body found in freezer at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game
- June 27, 2018

O'Hara said the Atlanta Braves are helping in the investigation. Cobb County police say in a statement that officers responded to a "call of a deceased person located at SunTrust Park". "From there they'll decide if it's a homicide, or accidental, suicidal". The discovery came just hours before the baseball game, which went on as scheduled. (more...)
Mavericks Interested In Pursuing DeAndre Jordan Mavericks Interested In Pursuing DeAndre Jordan
- June 27, 2018

Now may be a good time to make a bet that DeAndre Jordan will not be part of the L.A. Clippers beginning next season - or before the 2019-20 campaign. He could just as easily choose to opt out of that final year and make a decision as an unrestricted free agent, but he has a chance to make more money in the short term if he decides to opt in. (more...)
Serbia believe they can beat Brazil to advance at World Cup
- June 27, 2018

Right-back Danilo is still out with a thigh problem, while Douglas Costa sustained a hamstring injury during his impressive cameo against Costa Rica - so will not be able to start. Mexico need only a point against Sweden to finish top, but the Scandinavian side are also still scrapping for qualification despite their last-gasp defeat to Germany last time out. (more...)
Wallaby captain Michael Hooper to miss 4 weeks for Waratahs Wallaby captain Michael Hooper to miss 4 weeks for Waratahs
- June 27, 2018

In a gripping second half, the Wallabies clawed back from 17-9 down to close to within one point before Sexton landed his fifth penalty of the night to seal the win. Folau leapt into the air in an attempt to beat O'Mahony to the ball following a kick-off. Foley dispatched the consequent penalty, yet it was Schmidt's men who piled on the pressure in Stockdale's absence - roared forward by the travelling support - and Sexton's kick levelled the match again. (more...)

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