by | June 28, 2018 | 01:16

The coach also dismissed questions about the celebrations of his two goal-scorers, who are both of Albanian heritage. Provocative or proud? Xherdan Shaqiri makes the Albanian "crossed hands" symbol. Socialist lawmaker Geraldine Savary described the rhetoric on the right as "a shame", given the "happiness" both players had brought to Swiss fans. Xhaka, Shaqiri and Lichtsteiner - three of Switzerland's best players - could each face a two-game ban if their celebrations are ruled ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 01:13

Serbia is in second place with three points and could still top the group with a win over Brazil and a Switzerland draw or loss to last-place Costa Rica. Paulinho made up for Brazil's faulty finishing in the 36th minute - the marauding midfielder latching onto a perfectly-lobbed Philippe Coutinho pass before poking past a charging Stojkovic and giving Brazil an earned advantage.

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:59

But at the same time , he insisted not all is lot for Australia , saying that there was "light at the end of the tunnel". "We've had the meetings - we've had really good open and honest discussions with each other, staff, players, everyone".

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:57

Hilinski was found dead in his apartment after his absence from a team weightlifting session. Mark and Kym Hilinski told Sports Illustrated in a new documentary , chronicling Tyler's death and the aftermath, that researchers at the Mayo Clinic offered to examine their son's brain.

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:40

The London slam has considered factors other than world ranking in the past, and the US Open announced Saturday it wouldn't penalize female players who were returning after pregnancy in seeding them. One of them, Slovakian former Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova , is the player most disadvantaged by the decision to seed Williams as she is WTA 32nd in the rankings and would have taken the last seeded spot.

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:19

Hosts Russia and their expectant fans were given a brutal reality check on Monday when Uruguay exposed the weaknesses in the side that had been papered over in the uplifting victories over Egypt and Saudi Arabia in World Cup Group A.

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:16

According to a new report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst , Boston has sent another trade offer to the San Antonio Spurs for their disgruntled superstar. If he's serious about his employment with the team, swinging a deal for Leonard would make him a man of his word. One agent recently suggested to Business Insider that the Spurs should not trade Leonard, barring a mega-offer.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:06

Beiranvand is 25 years old and now playing as the number one on Iranian giants Persepolis F.C. The 2018 World Cup's qualifying cycle is his first one as Iran's first-choice keeper. Aged 45 years and 161 days, Egypt's Essam El-Hadary has made history as the oldest player ever to feature at a World Cup, beating the previous record held by Colombia's Faryd Mondragon by a whopping two years and 158 days.

by | June 26, 2018 | 14:13

McLaren and Renault have both suggested they would be interested in signing Australian Daniel Ricciardo if he became available. Soon to be free-agent Daniel Ricciardo is a driver in demand. "When I first discussed with the board members, us, Honda , is here to improve the technology and win with the improvement that we do", said Yamamoto.

by | June 26, 2018 | 13:48

The 20-time grand slam victor required a tie-break in the first set and took his time to shake off Ebden in the second, progressing 7-6 (7-2) 7-5. Roberto Bautista Agut will play Borna Coric in the other semifinal. The 36-year-old is seeking to defend his title, which would mark his 10th career crown in Halle. "Denis has played an excellent tournament and made it hard for me", Federer said.

by | June 26, 2018 | 13:33

That was the 18th penalty sanctioned so far at the finals, equalling the record for a single World Cup with the action only barely past the halfway stage. While France already have secured passage into the next round, Australia could still beat Denmark to the second Group C qualification spot if it beats a Peru side that's yet to score a goal and the Danes fall to the French.

by | June 26, 2018 | 12:32

The ranking decision by the Woman's Tennis Association and the seeding decision by the French Open were seen as sexist in many sectors - penalizing women for starting families. World number one Simona Halep finally won her maiden Grand Slam in Paris earlier this month and though her game is better suited to clay, she has reached two successive Wimbledon quarter-finals.

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:45

Iran take on Portugal in the other group game and if their performance against Spain is anything to go by then Portugal are in for a very hard game. Germany , who face bottom side South Korea , need to at least match Sweden's result. Mexico are in the box-seat with six points - a point against Sweden and they are through.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:01

Messi missed a second-half penalty in that draw with Iceland and cut an isolated figure as his side slumped to a heavy defeat in their second game. A report has emerged suggesting that Argentina star Sergio Aguero , who was one of several players who tried to get under-fire manager Jorge Sampaoli sacked, will be dropped for La Albiceleste's must-win match against Nigeria on Tuesday.

by | June 26, 2018 | 09:53

He beat out New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to join Mark Eaton as the second Jazzman in franchise history to win the award. Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year after the former No. 1 overall pick helped the team break its five-year playoff drought.

by | June 26, 2018 | 08:44

I probably could have gone 4-5 feet bye, but I couldn't hit it any better than I did and I was obviously fortunate for it to hit the pin and go in". Johnson went out in the morning and led for most of the day. "I'm still kind of going on adrenaline right now", he said. "I have four weeks into Carnoustie and it's all about getting my head in the right place".

by | June 26, 2018 | 08:31

A second victory on Saturday gives it six points and a chance to win Group F on Wednesday when the team faces Sweden . "Personally, and on behalf of the whole group, I want to thank you, but we do want to ask you to let us rest. The South Koreans managed successive counterattacks by targeting striker Son Heung-min but caused few problems for Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa .

by | June 26, 2018 | 07:34

Lionel Messi and co. began their World Cup campaign with a disappointing 1-1 draw against minnows Iceland before suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Croatia . Messi might need cheering up, having been criticised for his tepid performances at his fourth World Cup with Argentina facing the shocking prospect of exiting the tournament early unless remaining Group D results go their way.

by | June 26, 2018 | 06:26

It is possibly the last chance to shine on the world stage for a "golden generation" of Belgian talent, including Kevin De Bruyne , Eden Hazard , Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens. "The Belgian team is a superior side", Tunisian coach Nabil Maaloul said. The second round of group games have served up some real treats, with Belgium and Tunisia involved in a real entertaining clash in Moscow .

by | June 26, 2018 | 04:12

Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho scored from six metres in the 91st minute while Neymar scored a tap-in five minutes later to give Brazil all three points. "We know he had a hard injury, he went through a very bad patch", Coutinho said through a translator, referring to Neymar breaking a bone in his right foot four months ago.