by | July 04, 2018 | 06:37

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said "we knew we were capable of winning" on penalties as his shootout save boosted his side over Colombia and into the World Cup quarterfinals, ending their torturous history from the spot. But on Tuesday, the Three Lions' fortunes changed for the better. After both sets of players had just been spoken to, Kane was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez as the striker went up for a corner, resulting in a penalty.

by | July 04, 2018 | 06:34

Rewarded with a sponsor's trophy, Akinfeev acknowledged the part played by an 78,000 crowd in Moscow: "I'm not the man of the match , the man of the match is our team - and our fans". They have been second best in this first half, but they are back on level terms. Spain made its extra substitution about seven minutes later when Rodrigo Moreno replaced Marco Asensio.

by | July 04, 2018 | 06:33

Remarkably, the smart mollusc correctly predicted Japan's win over Colombia in Japan's opening game of the tournament, followed by a draw against Senegal and a defeat to Poland . Unfortunately, as the Samurai Blue undergo final preparations ahead of their historic game on Tuesday, fans will be devastated to learn that Rabiot was gutted, cleaned and sent off to the market only days after Japan's qualification.

by | July 04, 2018 | 06:33

At a bar in a Tokyo business district, the air went out of the room as Belgium found the net in extra time, scoring a third goal to seal Japan's fate. "He is fine, on fire, I hope he is the World Cup top goalscorer". The players had also saluted their supporters after the crushing loss. But, as revealed by Federation Internationale de Football Association general coordinator Priscilla Janssens on her social media handle, Japan's squad went the extra mile to salute their hosts ...

by | July 03, 2018 | 13:59

They could make no changes to the current roster and be the clear favorite to represent the East in the 2019 NBA Finals, which would nearly certainly be against the Golden State Warriors , if not LeBron's Lakers or the Houston Rockets. The four-year, $153.3 million contract offer from Los Angeles carries with it the championship opportunities that come with the way management does business.

by | July 03, 2018 | 13:31

James left Cleveland for the Miami Heat in 2010, where he won two championships. James is an unrestricted free agent and the Cavs are hoping to re-sign the three-time champion, who is weighing whether to change teams for the third time in eight years.

by | July 03, 2018 | 11:11

Venus Williams, a five-time champion and runner-up a year ago, made the next round with a 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden. Williams said it was "a little frustrating" that she received a "missed test" designation because the tester showed up unannounced.

by | July 03, 2018 | 10:54

The 12 boys are all members of a local football team, the youngest of them only aged 11. As the the sun breaks out, Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osottanakorne says conditions for the operation are improving. "Supplying them on site may face challenges depending on how hard the dives are", Mirza, coordinator of the U.S. National Cave Rescue Commission , said in an email .

by | July 03, 2018 | 10:49

The Greece global moves to England for an undisclosed fee and becomes the third summer signing for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery. "The 30-year-old arrives from Borussia Dortmund, where he won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup".

by | July 03, 2018 | 10:13

George's four-year deal with the Thunder is worth $137 million. However, Anthony's stint in Oklahoma City may not last long, and rumors are now circulating that the Thunder may consider buying out his contract or trading him to another team.

by | July 03, 2018 | 10:14

He'd love to end that scoreless run on Tuesday, if his health allows. When you have the chance in a long, hard tournament to rest players, you should do that. "We still have one-and-a-half days to see how he feels, and as always we hope that he will be able to play in the following games", Peckerman said, according to Sky Sports .

by | July 03, 2018 | 08:45

It's a cliche that Rome wasn't built in a day and I know the Australian cricket team won't be built in one series; that takes time and no better way than having Justin leading that". Smith scored a brilliant half-century in his return while a terrific delivery from Lasith Malinga castled Warner . "Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

by | July 03, 2018 | 07:48

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team are all set to begin their long United Kingdom tour when they lock horns with England in the three match T20I series. "He has been committed to his rehabilitation and we are happy with his progress to date ", said PCB in a statement issued from Jamaica. Kohli admitted he understood England would "come hard", but felt the vastly experienced Indians had enough know-how to challenge England in the limited-overs leg.

by | July 03, 2018 | 07:25

Uniqlo doesn't make tennis footwear, so Federer wore white Nike shoes with light blue swooshes on Monday. According to Forbes magazine's recent list of the world's highest-paid athletes, Federer now earns $77.2m (£57.63m) a year, with his Nike sponsorship one of the most lucrative deals in sport.

by | July 03, 2018 | 07:21

According to Forbes magazine's recent list of the world's highest-paid athletes, Federer now earns $77.2m (£57.63m) a year, with his Nike sponsorship one of the most lucrative deals in sport. "Honestly, I'm feeling good", told a press conference. Federer retained his Nike shoes, as Uniqlo do not now manufacture tennis footwear. But the good news is that it will come with me at one point.

by | July 03, 2018 | 07:15

It's a youthful squad but we've still got those experienced players in there. "Once we get to that point, we know our ranking of player - not just with us, but over the years where players have taken more in matches than others". As they face higher quality opposition, set piece chances will be fewer and farther between. Switzerland are the highest-ranked team in this section - with England joint 12th, Colombia 16th, Croatia 20th, Sweden 24th and Russian Federation 70th.

by | July 03, 2018 | 07:17

After the interval Mexico lost drive and focus and Neymar broke the deadlock on 51 minutes. But as the match progressed Mexico exhausted in sweltering conditions and any hopes of an upset ended when Neymar created space down the left and put Firmino through for an easy goal.

by | July 03, 2018 | 06:44

Thon Maker has released a statement taking responsibility for his role in the brawl and expressing his deep disappointment in the entire fiasco. "We apologise to our fans and will await the penalties to be handed down". But the players from the Philipines seemed pretty pleased with themselves for what had transpired. "I found that very odd", Moore said . The Boomers next play in September when the second round of FIBA World Cup qualifying commences and they will face home and away ...

by | July 03, 2018 | 06:46

The contract is for $30 million for next year and $31.5 million for the option year, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks. While he is set to become a free agent next month, Durant is not expected to leave the Warriors. That Durant continues to take less money to make the team better is admirable. Durant chose to be flexible on his deal in order to allow Golden State to sign more bench help.

by | July 03, 2018 | 06:41

Despite an early stumbling block in free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers still have their eyes on the biggest prize, LeBron James . However, a source told Sporting News' Sean Deveney that Bosh could petition the National Basketball Association again for a return to action, pointing to medical advances, in which case the Lakers might be an option for the 34-year-old.