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Brazil exit saddest moment of my career - Neymar Brazil exit saddest moment of my career - Neymar
- July 09, 2018

Brazil were knocked out in an enthralling end-to-end encounter in Kazan on Friday that ended their chances of winning the World Cup for a record sixth time. No wonder there are claims that young players are being taught not just to dribble, tackle, and pass, but also to " Neymar ". Even so, it's hard not to roll on the floor laughing as the #NeymarChallenge catches more steam on social media. (more...)
Pickford: Courtois not much better than me Pickford: Courtois not much better than me
- July 09, 2018

Thibaut Courtois has attempted to put his freakish feud with Jordan Pickford to rest. Pickford defended his ability after letting in an Adnan Januzaj victor when the two nations met in their final Group G clash last week. Jordan Pickford celebrates at full-time. But Pickford surprisingly claims there is not much difference between England's fourth tier and the worldwide stage, even suggesting that thriving in the lower leagues is actually more of a challenge. (more...)
Four More Boys Pulled From Flooded Thailand Cave Four More Boys Pulled From Flooded Thailand Cave
- July 09, 2018

Now four boys have been safely freed from the cave, while eight more and their soccer coach remain trapped after 16 days of isolation. Thai officials started the rescue operation on Sunday as weather experts predicted more rain in the coming weeks. (more...)
Raikkonen just "messed up" in Hamilton clash, says Rosberg
- July 09, 2018

However, the genius of the reigning world champion was witnessed as Hamilton fought back tremendously in front of his home crowd to finish the race in second place, splitting the Ferraris on the podium. "Obviously we're in a tough battle this year and it's the most intense battle that I think we've probably all had but I'm very, very grateful that the auto was still in one piece after the first turn three incident". (more...)
Gulbis tops Zverev at Wimbledon Gulbis tops Zverev at Wimbledon
- July 09, 2018

Despite a string of wins on the ATP tour, including in Madrid and Munich this year, his form at the French Open and having reached the fourth round of Wimbledon last year, this latest defeat would seem to be a major setback. But then came one injury after another and a slide to 589th a year ago because of a lack of matches. Now he has his first three-match winning streak on tour since 2016. (more...)
Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado
- July 09, 2018

It seems that the Orioles have their pick of teams to trade Machado to, and lots of interest is a good thing-it means that the Orioles can play the market and (hopefully) get the best offer available. Machado, who turned 26 on Friday, is capping a seven-season campaign with the team, one that has seen three All-Star nominations, two Gold Gloves and three strong bids for AL MVP. (more...)
Roger Federer eases past Mannarino into Wimbledon quarter-finals Roger Federer eases past Mannarino into Wimbledon quarter-finals
- July 09, 2018

Federer has been in imperious mood in pursuit of his ninth Wimbledon crown, while Williams is rounding into form just as the seven-time champion's rivals have collapsed all around her. Williams will follow Federer at Centre Court, and she plays 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation. "I knew he was much better than that first set and he showed that". (more...)
What Giroud Has Said About Thierry Henry Coaching Belgium Is Brilliant What Giroud Has Said About Thierry Henry Coaching Belgium Is Brilliant
- July 09, 2018

He constantly repeats, to anyone who asks, that France never offered him a role. In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia has two of the best midfielders in the world and should provide England with its hardest test yet. "It's a trip into the unknown". "But with Thierry it's different because he is my coach, we have debates about football, we talk about football". (more...)
£35million Chelsea target in London ahead of completing Premier League move £35million Chelsea target in London ahead of completing Premier League move
- July 09, 2018

Seri is now, according to Yahoo Sport France , waiting for Chelsea to reach an agreement with Nice over a transfer fee before he completes his switch to the Premier League giants. Seri only has one year remaining on his current contract with Nice , and there have been suggestions that clubs will try to get him for less than his £35m release clause. (more...)
England fans celebrate as team make it to semi-final
- July 09, 2018

However, there could be more fans at England's semi-final, with a place in the World Cup final against France or Belgium at stake, and with Moscow an easier destination to reach from the United Kingdom. Gareth Southgate's side will now face Croatia, who knocked out hosts Russian Federation on penalties, in the semi-finals in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals
- July 09, 2018

Federer's 175th win from 200 career grass-court matches saw him overtake Jimmy Connors as the most successful male player on the surface. He has lost the previous five but impressed in their most -recent meeting, in Basel a year ago, when he won the opening set. (more...)
Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham United Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham United
- July 09, 2018

The club did try and keep him, but Wilshere did not think he would get enough game time under new boss Unai Emery . "It feels good, it feels special", said Wilshere on the West Ham website. When Jack Wilshere left Arsenal this summer, nearly in tandem with father-figure Arsene Wenger, speculation about his next destination was rather timid in comparison to the rumours surrounding players of his ilk. (more...)
West Ham close in on Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere
- July 09, 2018

Yarmolenko signed for BVB last summer after signing from Dynamo Kyiv, but has failed to nail down a place in the starting XI for the German outfit - making just 26 appearances in all competitions. The Ukrainian winger emerged as a transfer target for the Hammers following the fact that their current pursuit of Lazio's Felipe Anderson has recently stalled. (more...)
Wales name head coach Gatland's successor Wales name head coach Gatland's successor
- July 09, 2018

Gatland steps down after the 2019 World Cup and fellow New Zealander Pivac has always been touted as his successor. The UK's Rugby Paper and Telegraph also reported Pivac could be named new head coach as early as Monday, with former Wales global Stephen Jones, his assistant at Scarlets , said to be the other half of the favoured ticket. (more...)
PSG make world record bid for former Liverpool ace, Coutinho PSG make world record bid for former Liverpool ace, Coutinho
- July 09, 2018

The report claims PSG have yet to contact Barcelona directly, instead making the offer to Coutinho's agent. Signing Coutinho would be primarily a move to keep Neymar happy, signing a player with whom he has been close friends for many years since the pair played together in Brazil's youth teams. (more...)
Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino, Wimbledon 2018 live score and latest updates Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino, Wimbledon 2018 live score and latest updates
- July 09, 2018

But he has spoken to the world number one regularly and believes he can enjoy a fruitful run in the tournament. France's Adrian Mannarino , a five-set victor over Daniil Medvedev, awaits in round four. "He is popular everywhere". So it does not matter where you play him, I will not be the one the crowd is cheering for so I am not too anxious about that. (more...)
Hamilton fastest in disrupted British FP3 Hamilton fastest in disrupted British FP3
- July 09, 2018

Lewis Hamilton won pole position for the race. He was 0.093 seconds faster than Ferrari's Raikkonen and 0.642 better than Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas . The considerable damage to the vehicle meant that Toro Rosso was unable to get it out for the afternoon's qualifying session This leaves Hartley all the way down the order in twentieth place. (more...)
Joe Hart turns out for Shrewsbury Cricket Club Joe Hart turns out for Shrewsbury Cricket Club
- July 09, 2018

Following an unimpressive stint on loan at West Ham United, Hart was not only displaced as England's No.1 but found himself omitted completely from Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad. Hart, 31, omitted from Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad for Russian Federation 2018, turned out for Shrewsbury Cricket Club while the Three Lions secured their place in the World Cup semi-finals with victory over the Swedes. (more...)
Motorcycle rider William Dunlop killed in accident at Skerries 100 Motorcycle rider William Dunlop killed in accident at Skerries 100
- July 09, 2018

All at MCN join the wider racing community in expressing their heartfelt condolences to the Dunlop family at this time. William's younger brother Joey Dunlop is third on the all-time winners list at the Isle of Man, behind 23-time victor John McGuinness and the legendary Joey Dunlop. (more...)
Mesut Ozil owes Germany fans Erdogan explanation - DFB chief Reinhard Grindel Mesut Ozil owes Germany fans Erdogan explanation - DFB chief Reinhard Grindel
- July 09, 2018

Slamming the critics, Mustafa said that Ozil is bent, disappointed and offended because his own fans booed him before the World Cup at the worldwide in Austria. Yet this meeting drew a lot of criticism from German fans because they believed it was a sign he is not truly loyal to his country - not to mention that President Erdoğan has been labelled a dictator for his controversial policies in Turkey. (more...)
Knox drains monster birdie putt to win Irish Open in playoff Knox drains monster birdie putt to win Irish Open in playoff
- July 09, 2018

A playoff would ensue between Fox and Knox, beginning on the 18th. He then saw an effort from a similar distance lip-out when they replayed the 18th to hand victory to Knox. "This is a great start but this is not good enough. My focus is on trying to qualify for the team", added Knox. It was also the first victory by a Scot on the European Tour since Richie Ramsay's at the Trophee Hassan II event in Morocco in 2015. (more...)
Courtois 'Should Be Made to Eat Words' Over Criticism of England's Pickford Courtois 'Should Be Made to Eat Words' Over Criticism of England's Pickford
- July 09, 2018

And it's videos like this that'll only help serve his cause, as its a thousand little moments that make up a game and they're so easy to miss in real time. "This thing about Jordan". Maguire says of Southgate's praise: "The World Cup's the biggest stage of them all, biggest tournament in the world, so for him to be comparing me to the best of the centre-backs in the world means a lot, it's very nice to hear". (more...)
Fernando Hierro steps down as Spain manager Fernando Hierro steps down as Spain manager
- July 09, 2018

In Russia , Spain topped Group B under Hierro. Fernando Hierro was given the job on a caretaker basis, to at least initially see Spain through this summer's World Cup. After a 1-1 draw with Russian Federation in the round of 16 they were eliminated 4-3 on penalties. Under the former Real Madrid and Spain defender, who had little previous coaching experience, 2010 winners Spain lost on penalties to host nation Russian Federation in the last 16. (more...)
Thai Navy SEALs use Facebook for nail-biting updates on cave rescue mission Thai Navy SEALs use Facebook for nail-biting updates on cave rescue mission
- July 09, 2018

Eight others, plus their coach, remained in the cavern. "After 16 days of waiting ... today, we saw the boys' faces", Narongsak said . The next phase of the operation would start sometime Monday after rescue teams replenish the supply of oxygen tanks along the route. (more...)
Williams' woes: Former Formula 1 glories far away for British team Williams' woes: Former Formula 1 glories far away for British team
- July 09, 2018

It continues a downward trend after finishing ninth, eighth and ninth in the last three seasons. But it was in the 1990s that Williams enjoyed its hey-day, crowned when Jacques Villeneuve and Heinz-Harald Frentzen claimed the second of back-to-back titles in 1997. (more...)

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