by | June 19, 2018 | 04:22

Kalinic, 30, who was starting his fourth successive worldwide on the bench, claimed he had a back injury before telling Dalic he was unable to play. "Kalinic warmed up against Nigeria , but when he came out he told me that he wasn't ready".

by | June 19, 2018 | 04:16

Referees will have the power to take action at half-time, for example, if they are made aware of an incident from the opening 45 minutes. Legendary defender Roberto Carlos expects big things from Dele Alli at the World Cup , describing the England man as a player "with Brazilian swagger".

by | June 19, 2018 | 04:15

Thibaut Courtois came to the rescue to keep Belgium ahead and while Panama remained a threat - undaunted by the occasion - the quality of the Red Devils showed. England now stand with three points following a stunning last minute win against Tunisia . Both teams feel they can do well in Group G, which includes Panama .

by | June 18, 2018 | 12:15

Yet, it also took them just two days to realize why Test cricket is a cut above the rest, and that it'll take time to acclimatize to the ways and means of red ball in five-day games. Rahane, who captained India in regular skipper Virat Kohli's absence, heaped praises on his batting unit, especially openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay , who scored centuries in India's total.

by | June 18, 2018 | 11:45

With a surprising level of comfort for long periods too. "They lost with such an unlucky goal", Bert van Marwijk said after the match. I think we played a great game. Matt Ryan will start in front of the goal for the Socceroos in their opener against France . Australia were awarded a penalty of their own on hour mark when Samuel Umtiti handled in the box.

by | June 18, 2018 | 11:11

Griezmann converted the resulting penalty to give France a 1-0 lead, and while Australia pulled a goal back, the French went on to win the game 2-1. That was not the case, and instead Jedinak played an integral role in midfield, scoring from the penalty spot to level the scores in the second half.

by | June 18, 2018 | 11:04

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by | June 18, 2018 | 09:27

The ICC said Chandimal was "charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct" which relates to "changing the condition of the ball". It's understood one of the main reasons Sri Lanka didn't take to the field was because the umpires only informed them of the ball charge 10 minutes before the start of play, without any footage as evidence.

by | June 18, 2018 | 09:26

Germany must now worry about a similar outcome to their title defence and Sunday's defeat was their first opening day World Cup loss since Algeria claimed a shock win in 1982. If Germany finish as group runners-up, they could face Brazil in a clash of World Cup titans in the next round - a flawless chance for the Brazilians to avenge the humiliating 7-1 defeat to the Germans on home soil in 2014.

by | June 18, 2018 | 07:57

LeBron James is probably a couple of weeks away from making his free agency decision. ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski said last week that the two superstars will have a conversation once free agency begins about the possibility of pairing up together in Los Angeles with the Lakers.

by | June 18, 2018 | 07:09

Defending champions Germany crashed to the first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982 as Hirving Lozano's clinical finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory on Sunday.The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the victor on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germany for just the second time in history.

by | June 18, 2018 | 06:00

Despite playing well, Morocco and Egypt both conceded late goals to finish Friday without any point. The Iranians, who had not won a World Cup game since their victory over the United States in 1998, celebrated as if they had won the tournament, leaving the field only reluctantly after lengthy and emotional embraces.

by | June 18, 2018 | 04:44

Federer was pushed all the way by the fourth-seeded Kyrgios, who had 23 aces. The Swiss came from a set down to beat Nick Kyrgios 6-7, 6-2, 7-6. A win over Raonic now, would represent the ideal start to the grass-court season for Federer as he only gained points because of his round of 16 loss in the event to Tommy Haas a year ago.

by | June 17, 2018 | 08:29

Zinedine Zidane's stunning volley for Real Madrid in the 2002 Champions League final has been immortalized in crystal. "Let's just say that I have said yes to Juventus , respecting the agreement that I have struck with the board", he told Sky Sport .

by | June 17, 2018 | 07:58

In central Moscow , authorities have set up concrete blocks at entrances to pedestrian zones after a string of incidents in European cities in which pedestrians were mowed down by vehicles. Moscow is one of the 11 Russian cities where World Cup games are being played. Moscow's traffic management authority said the taxi driver had a driver's license issued in Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

by | June 17, 2018 | 07:16

Open, went through a restoration project to widen the fairways to about 65 yards, and restore the angles and shot values architect William Flynn intended. In putting? A lowly 190th, and inside of three feet has been especially frightening, where he comes in at 202nd on tour. He is No. 1 in the world, and wants to get major No.

by | June 17, 2018 | 06:56

He has been identified as Roger Randolph, 35, brother of National Basketball Association player and Marion native Zach Randolph . Police say they heard gunfire about 5am and found Roger (right) bleeding between two cars. Zach was there during the time of the shooting in 13 years ago, and was questioned, but was never charged. Roger Randolph was charged previous year with OWI, the IN equivalent of driving under the influence.

by | June 17, 2018 | 06:25

This has led many Argentine pundits to suggest this is Messi's team in every sense. Sergio Aguero put Argentina ahead, only for Alfred Finnbogason to quickly level matters midway through the first half. He has also missed over 20 penalty kicks in his career. Iceland played its debut on soccer's biggest stage like it belonged alongside the 2014 runners-up.

by | June 17, 2018 | 05:15

Russian Federation were a Pot 1 team, and would've had a tough time qualifying in most other circumstances. Major League Soccer was launched two years after the successful 1994 World Cup . China Sports Media has struck deals with Portugal's national team to promote a cosmetics brand, and with Argentina's squad for an online peer-to-peer lending platform, Zhao said.

by | June 17, 2018 | 04:50

Before Thursday, Russia had not won a game since October 2017 - a 2-0 win over South Korea, courtesy of two own goals. "This today was the national team that we all want to see", Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.