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Sports Pope Francis consoles Brazil football fans after Fifa World Cup exit
Author: 0 Pope Francis consoles Brazil football fans after Fifa World Cup exit

France centre-back Raphael Varane insists that his team will have to be wary of Belgium duo Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in Tuesday night's 2018 World Cup semi-final. The Real Madrid midfielder is arguably the best in the world in his position and will duly demonstrate why, should England give him the time and space on Thursday.

Sports Pakistan vs Australia Finals Live Cricket Score
Author: 0 Pakistan vs Australia Finals Live Cricket Score

Both teams are done with their rotation policy and they would be eager to play their full strength squad. There was no suggestion that it was a deliberate action but many on social media took exception to it. "It was a genuine oversight on my behalf, and I'm now looking for Sarfraz in the hotel to shake his hand and congratulate him and his team on their series win".

Sports Eden Hazard made these World Cup predictions and lots have come true
Author: 0 Eden Hazard made these World Cup predictions and lots have come true

Each semi-final nation has a talismanic star among the favourites for the accolade in the form of Mbappe, Hazard, Harry Kane and Luka Modric, of France , Belgium , England and Croatia, respectively, yet while much was made of Mbappe's showing against Argentina, the fanfare was little more muted for Hazard's against Brazil.

Sports Woods, Mickelson reportedly trying to arrange 'superfight' of golf
Author: 0 Woods, Mickelson reportedly trying to arrange 'superfight' of golf

Given both players' long history of trash talk and the fact that they might be wearing microphones as they play, this could be a bit different than a normal televised golf match. I couldn't do it on my own". Woods ranks 16th on the 2018 Forbes magazine list of the world's top moneymaker athletes with $43.3 million, topping all golfers, with Mickelson six spots lower overall and second among golfers at $41.3 million.

Sports Xavi, Benitez, Luis Enrique? Six contenders for the Spain job
Author: 0 Xavi, Benitez, Luis Enrique? Six contenders for the Spain job

Fernando Hierro, who stood in as Spain coach when Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup , will not continue in the role, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Sunday (July 8). A formal unveiling of Enrique is likely to happen next week and Rubiales said: 'We have not spoken to anybody else - only Luis Enrique '. Enrique, who played for Real Madrid and Barcelona, won the La Liga, Spanish Cup and Champions League treble as Barca manager in 2015.

Sports Vettel wins British GP, extend title lead
Author: 0 Vettel wins British GP, extend title lead

In France, Vettel was handed a five seconds penalty and On Sunday, Raikkonen took a 10-seconds penalty, but Mercedes felt these punishments were not sufficient. "It's a lot of points that ultimately Valtteri and I have lost in those two scenarios", he continued. I couldn't see behind me but we've just to work hard to try to position ourselves better so that we are not exposed to the red cars - because who knows when that's going to happen again.

Sports Grayson Allen, Trae Young tussled during NBA Summer League game
Author: 0 Grayson Allen, Trae Young tussled during NBA Summer League game

The Hawks will play New York, Portland and Chicago over three of the next four days, followed by a tournament, beginning on Wednesday, that will determine the Summer League champion. Allen was also called for a personal foul. Sometimes when that happens, the player will go to the Knicks, and a bunch of people boo, because the NBA Draft occurs in NY, and a sect of Knicks fans have booed everyone who has been drafted by the team since Patrick Ewing.

Sports India win toss, elect to field vs England
Author: 0 India win toss, elect to field vs England

Lokesh Rahul too stayed for a while but the much-needed partnership for India came between Rohit and captain Virat Kohli . England had got off to a sensational start, as openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler shared a 94-run stand in just seven odd overs.

Sports Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden
Author: 0 Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden

Brazil's O Globo leads on an image of Modric, who awaits England in the semi-final. But experiencing the misery at Euro 2016 as players - or as a fan in the stadium like Maguire - helped a Harry Kane-led England advance relatively serenely to their first World Cup semifinal since 1990, according to Southgate.

Sports De Bruyne: How we beat Brazil
Author: 0 De Bruyne: How we beat Brazil

Fernandinho turned a corner into his own net to put Belgium in front, with a superb counter-attack extending their advantage. Brazilian fans' hopes of celebrating a sixth World Cup title in Russian Federation were dashed on Friday when their national team lost 2-1 to Belgium in the quarter-finals.

Sports India Look to Seal Series Victory
Author: 0 India Look to Seal Series Victory

Watch the third T20 worldwide between England and India , live on Sky Sports Cricket from 1.30pm on Sunday. A win for India would be their seventh T20 series win in succession. England insist Stokes has no injury worries and is fit for selection leaving Hales or Jake Ball, who made his T20I debut in Friday's last-over five-wicket win facing exclusion.

Sports 'D-Day': dangerous mission underway to save Thai boys trapped in cave
Author: 0 'D-Day': dangerous mission underway to save Thai boys trapped in cave

The extraction of the boys occurred more than two hours earlier than the most optimistic deadline set by rescue authorities earlier on Sunday morning. An "all-star" team of 18 divers entered the caves this afternoon as the boys and their families were notified of the development. Though many had said they considered a diving rescue a last resort, as the boys have no diving experience and some were malnourished and experiencing exhaustion from their time in the cave, rain began falling in the ...

Sports Kimi Raikkonen - My mistake cost pole position at Silverstone
Author: 0 Kimi Raikkonen - My mistake cost pole position at Silverstone

Ferrari driver Vettel, who leads by one point going into the 10th of 21 races this season, was 0.187 seconds quicker than Hamilton and 0.357 ahead of Bottas. Also, Stowe is just... with the headwind that we have there, it's incredible how fast it is. For tomorrow, I think the night will help so I'm not anxious.

Author: 0 England to face Croatia in semi-finals

England promptly cranked up the pressure and pulled further ahead at 59 minutes when a completely unmarked Alli sent a thumping header past Olsen after a first-time cross by Jesse Lingard. "But we controlled the game and we now have to keep doing what we are doing". "Up until that corner, I felt that we had everything under control", Sweden coach Janne Andersson said.

Sports Title defender Muguruza stunned by van Uytvanck
Author: 0 Title defender Muguruza stunned by van Uytvanck

The No.3 seeds in the men and ladies' draws - Marin Cilic and Garbine Muguruza were sensationally sent packing on Thursday evening. It was not as if Muguruza played badly, as she only produced 23 unforced errors during the one hour 52 minute contest .

Sports Operation to rescue stranded Thai football team from flooded cave begins
Author: 0 Operation to rescue stranded Thai football team from flooded cave begins

Oxygen levels are decreasing because of the amount of workers inside the cave and workers were trying to run an oxygen line into the chambers in addition to the oxygen canisters used by divers, Chiang Rai province Gov. The response also referenced the death of an ex-Thai Navy SEAL diver in the rescue effort, which occurred after FIFA's invitation . "To all the parents, all the kids are still fine".

Sports Croatia bring Russian run to an end
Author: 0 Croatia bring Russian run to an end

Ivan Perisic came closest to scoring in the second half, while Domagoj Vida put the Blazers ahead in the first half of extra time, only for Mario Fernandes to restore parity at the death and force penalties. Akinfeev was helpless as Vida's header sneaked through a body of players into the bottom-right corner of the net from a corner on the right. Boasting superstars such as Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic to mention a few, the Vatreni's squad have been dubbed the golden ...

Sports LeBron James Not Currently Pressuring Lakers To Acquire 2nd Star
Author: 0 LeBron James Not Currently Pressuring Lakers To Acquire 2nd Star

The Lakers also are projected to have enough cap space to sign a second max contract player in 2019. Paul George , in many ways, appeared to be the ideal candidate. But James knows playing more inside and yielding some control of the ball is important as he ages and his athleticism starts to fade. "I think guys like LeBron or myself, I haven't played with a lot of guys that make plays for me.

Sports Martinez names star key to Belgium in Brazil showdown
Author: 0 Martinez names star key to Belgium in Brazil showdown

Jan Vertonghen believes Belgium have salvaged their reputation by reaching the semi-finals. The young English squad deviates from their traditional approach of putting only high profile players in the national team. Belgium's thrilling 2-1 win against Brazil in Kazan booked the Red Devils a semi-final spot against France in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. FIFA World Cup 2018: Do You Think Super Eagles Have a Chance? "At Barcelona, he evolved a lot and he nearly reached the level of ...

Sports Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police
Author: 0 Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

Former UCLA and National Basketball Association player Tyler Honeycutt was reportedly killed in a shootout with police early Saturday morning. When police arrived, the man fired at them, prompting officers to return fire, the LAPD tweeted Friday night.

Sports Come on England! Celebrities euphoric after World Cup quarter-final win
Author: 0 Come on England! Celebrities euphoric after World Cup quarter-final win

Locally, Suffolk police will deploy extra officers to deal with incidents of anti-social behaviour or criminality. As witnessed by the tragic downfall of the Brazilian squad at this year's World Cup, sometimes the weight of expectation is impossible to shake, no more than in England , the country that gave the world soccer.

Sports Russian Federation v Croatia 07 July 2018
Author: 0 Russian Federation v Croatia 07 July 2018

Croatia beat hosts Russian Federation 4-3 on penalties after the teams were level at 2-2 following extra time in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday and will meet England in the semi-finals. The Croats hadn't advanced to the semifinals at the World Cup since 1998, when the country made its first appearance. That Croatia side hammered Germany 3-0 to reach the semis in France, and Dalic is looking for a similar result on Saturday.

Sports Klopp is ‘happy’ with current Liverpool squad
Author: 0 Klopp is ‘happy’ with current Liverpool squad

It was reported in Germany that Karius had suffered a blackout following a clash with Sergio Ramos and 26 of his 30 tests subsequently confirmed he had experienced a concussion, after medical examinations and a scan in America. After a fourth-placed finish and defeat in the Champions League final, the ex-Reds captain has seen enough progress, combined with their early transfer activity, to suggest they can challenge champions Manchester City over a whole season.

Author: 0 Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD

Officers returned fire, and the suspect barricaded himself inside the home for several hours. Per the report from ABC 7 , police received a call around 5 p.m. LAPD's Force Investigation Division is now working on its investigation at the scene. In ABC-7's initial report, the news network named the suspect as former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt .

Sports David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager
Author: 0 David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager

Three quick points from Sweden 0-2 England in the World Cup quarterfinals. He's 6-foot-1, which according to Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, allowed Belgium score the game-winning goal in a group-stage game. The chant of "On our way, on our way, to Moscow, on our way" came from England fans in one corner of the Samara Arena throughout the match, and the team's march to the Russian capital is being fuelled by goals from set pieces.

Sports Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat
Author: 0 Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

It was during the 2016-17 season that Lukaku truly established himself as one of the best strikers in the world, with his 25 goals putting him prominently in the shop window. The 25-year-old joined the Blues from Belgian club Anderlecht as a highly rated youngster in 2011 and during his time at Stamford Bridge, he worked with the Ivorian as he aimed to hone his talents.

Sports Trapped Boys Crack Jokes, Reassure Parents in Short Notes
Author: 0 Trapped Boys Crack Jokes, Reassure Parents in Short Notes

The death of former Thai navy Seal Saman Gunan underscored the risks of making the underwater journey. The rescue team also includes divers and workers from Australia , the United Kingdom , and other parts of Europe and Asia. More specialist divers from the United Kingdom will arrive in the next 24 hours to assist the rescue effort . The 38-year-old ran out of air while underwater, an official said.

Sports Thailand cave: Elon Musk has weird solution to save trapped boys
Author: 0 Thailand cave: Elon Musk has weird solution to save trapped boys

Musk's company, Boring Co, which digs tunnels for transport systems and has advanced ground-penetrating radar, is being utilised to help rescue the team. The group was found in the cave by British rescue divers 10 days after they went missing. The Tesla Powerwalls helped keep the lights in the island on, covering about 662 locations, Electrek reported.

Sports 'Heavy-hearted' Murray withdraws from Wimbledon
Author: 0 'Heavy-hearted' Murray withdraws from Wimbledon

In a statement Murray said: "It's with regret I'm withdrawing from Wimbledon ". The good news for the three-time Grand Slam champion is that he will likely be handed a wildcard for any event he wishes to play, including the final major of the year: the US Open .

Author: 0 Thunder and Carmelo Anthony Plan to Part Ways

There is a mutual understanding between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony that they will part ways this summer despite him opting into his contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young . Carmelo Anthony didn't like his reduced role and the Thunder weren't keen on paying him big money to fail at it. When Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George were on the court last season without Anthony, their efficiency rating was almost 10 points ...

Sports Tony Parker agrees to deal with Hornets, reports say
Author: 0 Tony Parker agrees to deal with Hornets, reports say

With that in mind, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich penned a heartfelt tribute to Parker, which the Spurs presented on Friday afternoon . Tony Parker , who spent his entire 17-year career with the San Antonio Spurs , has made a decision to sign a contract with the Charlotte Hornets , according to Yahoo! San Antonio drafted Parker with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.

Sports Wimbledon king Roger Federer reveals 'dream' to meet his loyal subjects
Author: 0 Wimbledon king Roger Federer reveals 'dream' to meet his loyal subjects

At 4-3, 40-30, Federer hit a 118 miles per hour ace to hold and start his roll that included the last five points he served in the first set, all 20 in the second, and then the first 10 of the third. The American has made short work of her first two opponents and, although she will not admit it, the steady trickle of seeds going out has made the prospect of an eighth title a genuine one, less than 10 months after giving birth to her daughter.

Sports Brazil right-back Danilo to sit out rest of World Cup
Author: 0 Brazil right-back Danilo to sit out rest of World Cup

After over a month of matches, the 2018 World Cup will conclude on Sunday 15 July. The Sun tabloid coined his save the "Hand of Jord", harking back to Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" incident in 1986, when the Argentine used his hand to put the ball into the net against England .

Sports Lopez breaks Federer grand-slam record at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Lopez breaks Federer grand-slam record at Wimbledon

But everything else was familiar for the 36-year-old eight-time champion as the Swiss cruised past world number 57 Lajovic in just 79 minutes. The 22-year-old Russian next faces Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain. Federer insists that he has not had a full divorce from Nike - hence the United States company's shoes on the feet of the 20-time grand slam victor.

Sports Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018
Author: 0 Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018

The 38-year-old American - last year's runner-up at Wimbledon - was the oldest entrant in the women's singles field. Serena, who is seeded 25th, had 13 aces en route to her 89th career match at Wimbledon, which ties her older sister for third at the All England Club in the Open Era.

Sports FC Barcelona winning race to sign Chelsea FC attacker
Author: 0 FC Barcelona winning race to sign Chelsea FC attacker

Willian would not be drawn on whether he could swap Chelsea for Barcelona this summer ahead of Brazil's 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final clash against Belgium on Friday. And Willian had praise for the forward, saying: "Coutinho has been playing a wonderful World Cup , and he helps us a lot". I'm following the information about Barcelona on the internet but I still do not know anything.

Sports Marcelo won't start against Mexico: Tite
Author: 0 Marcelo won't start against Mexico: Tite

Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis - Fernandinho, Kazemiro, Renato Augusto - Willian, G. Jesus, Neimar. The backache that forced Real Madrid's left back Marcelo out of Brazil's 2-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday may have been caused by a hotel mattress, according to the team doctor .

Sports 'Psychic' World Cup Octopus killed for food in Japan
Author: 0 'Psychic' World Cup Octopus killed for food in Japan

Rabiot saw that Japan would beat Colombia, draw with Senegal and lose to Poland in their Group H match thus sending them through to their knockout round tie against Belgium. Its method involved being placed into a pool with three baskets of food representing Japan winning, Japan's opponent winning and a draw. Can Hong Kong's World Cup animal oracle Datou the dog predict the victor of Russian Federation 2018? The English-born mollusc called the right outcome of eight matches during ...

Sports Pickford gets the upper hand to vindicate Southgate
Author: 0 Pickford gets the upper hand to vindicate Southgate

England's efforts to ignore the Colombian mind games stretched as far as Harry Kane shrugging off some scuffing of the penalty spot by Johan Mojica to open the scoring for England. "I've been criticised for going with my top hand, but as long as you save it, that's all that counts", said Pickford after silencing his critics. "It's like a scene from MASH in the dressing room", he told reporters.

Sports Brazil's Marcelo to return against Belgium as Miranda warns of tough test
Author: 0 Brazil's Marcelo to return against Belgium as Miranda warns of tough test

Meanwhile, Miranda will be the Brazil captain tomorrow against Belgium. "The fact that the game against Brazil is defining for our generation - for sure". Belgium have not lost a game since a friendly defeat to Spain in August, 2016 - a 23-game unbeaten run. "I've already talked about Neymar and I've been very specific about what happened", Tite told reporters on the eve of the quarter-final at Kazan Arena.

Sports Federer shows new look, familiar dominance at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Federer shows new look, familiar dominance at Wimbledon

Williams' assistant let the officer into her home and he refused to leave unless she took a drug test. It's good to have her in the draw. Serena Williams is responding to a report that she is being drug-tested more than any other US women and men in tennis.

Sports Arsenal Target Ever Banega Rules Out Summer Move
Author: 0 Arsenal Target Ever Banega Rules Out Summer Move

With Mohamed Elneny only seen as a backup, and new Arsenal manager Unai Emery known to use a midfield trio, there is a need to sign midfielders. "The truth is it's tough to manage the language, adapt to the [London] society and customs and at the same time not lose ours".

Sports I don't know how to stop Neymar, admits Belgium star
Author: 0 I don't know how to stop Neymar, admits Belgium star

Sure, they were helped by the fact that Switzerland were toothless up front but no team is going to find it easy to break down the Swedes. Gareth Southgate's England are the only former winners in the bottom half of the draw, along with host nation Russia, Croatia and Sweden .

Sports Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team
Author: 0 Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team

We know that the squares have been full back home and that the people there were really rooting for us. There is a high probability that in the near future 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo to announce retirement in Portugal . "It was hard. Portugal had more possession and were often in our half of the pitch, and it would have been better for us to have more of the ball and play the game closer to their goal".

Sports Yerry Mina becomes Colombia's 2nd highest goalscorer in World Cup history
Author: 0 Yerry Mina becomes Colombia's 2nd highest goalscorer in World Cup history

Following a nail-biting and bad-tempered affair in Moscow, the game was decided by penalty kicks, and it was England who held their nerve and booked their place in the quarter finals after winning the shootout 4-3. Colombia's media also praised what they saw as a gutsy performance by their team, who were without injured Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez.

Sports Reporter confirms Man United set to complete third summer signing
Author: 0 Reporter confirms Man United set to complete third summer signing

Last season, however, he only managed to make just five appearances in all competitions, playing second fiddle to the fit-again Butland, as the Potters were relegated from the Premier League . And Eric Bailly wants talks with Jose Mourinho to sort his long-term United future before the start of the season, reports the Sun . The midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield for virtually the entirety of summer but it seems Manchester United are keen to try and attract the ...