by | June 28, 2018 | 00:42

Romanian's French Open champion Simona Halep is the women's top seed, with Swiss legend and eight time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer the men's top seed. "But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now". "Why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be?" asked Cibulkova after losing to Angelique Kerber at Eastbourne.

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:20

With 36 minutes gone things went from bad to worse as Laxalt was fouled by Smolnikov and the defender was shown a second yellow card. Uruguay will next play the runners-up of Group B in the last 16 on Saturday in Sochi, while Russian Federation, having finished second will play the winners of Group B in the last 16 on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

by | June 28, 2018 | 00:13

On the heels of reporting surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and an aggressive trade pursuit of Kawhi Leonard before LeBron James acts on a player option for the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, buzz is building that James' arrival in the nation's second-largest market could be dictated by another star (i.e.

by | June 26, 2018 | 04:20

Mascherano said he had played under eight national team coaches in his Argentina career and none of them had complained afterwards that the players had picked the team. We've seen it in the Champions League though, when things don't go well, he can disappear on the pitch. While they have been criticized at times for their workmanlike style of play and for relying too heavily on Ronaldo, Portugal's Euro 2016 victory will still be fresh in the minds of their opponents in Russian Federation ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 04:13

Brazil , who were held 1-1 by Switzerland on Sunday, now have four points from two matches. It was the latest strike in World Cup history. Switzerland took a huge step towards the last 16 of the World Cup as Xherdan Shaqiri scored a brilliant solo 90th-minute victor against Serbia.

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:51

Both Xhaka and Shaqiri are of Albanian-Kosovan heritage and the salutes that they both performed after their goals in a 2-1 win are thought to be a reference to that. When Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic was questioned about the gestures, he said: "I can only repeat what I already said yesterday - you should never mix politics and football ".

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:42

If it's a draw then it will be decided by fair play as the teams are now level on goal difference and goals scored. Only one thing is certain in Group E and that is Costa Rica , without a point, will be going home. Runner-up plays Group A victor. The winners of Group E face the second-placed team in Group F. A point against France would see Denmark qualify, as would Australia's failure to beat Peru .

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:27

Unhappy with his image being tarnished by a political controversy in Russia, Mohamed Salah is reportedly close to quitting Egypt. Footballer Mo Salah has been granted honorary citizenship of Chechnya at a banquet held by its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov .

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:19

At the Queen's Club in London, top-seeded Marin Cilic eased into the semifinals when he beat 2010 champion Sam Querrey 7-6 (3), 6-2. Roger Federer returns the ball to Denis Kudla during their semi final match at the Gerry Weber Open ATP tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

by | June 26, 2018 | 02:49

I am a footballer at the highest level so I have to accept that I am criticized for what I do on the pitch. "I can be criticised for my performance. The entire Swedish squad then shouted " f*** racism " in unison, before heading off to start their training session. "We played excellently and scored a handsome goal".

by | June 26, 2018 | 02:19

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri are facing possible sanctions from FIFA after world football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings into their goal celebrations during a 2-1 win over Serbia at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

by | June 26, 2018 | 01:46

If you are uncomfortable with something on the pitch and don't express it to the coach, are you going to play an uncomfortable game? There may well be a dramatic turnaround which sees Jorge Sampaoli's charges progress into the knockout stage, but it's hard to envisage, and such a dismal performance is only likely to further the forward's disillusion with the national team.

by | June 26, 2018 | 01:45

Fahad Al-Muwallad missed the first penalty after El Hadary dived correctly to get a hand on the ball and push the Levante forward's shot onto the crossbar. Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari flips to celebrate scoring his side's winning goal with the final kick of the game against Egypt . 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.

by | June 26, 2018 | 01:28

The roster is in salary cap hell and the avenues for improvement are few, making a return to Cleveland an uninspiring choice. Joining Paul and James Harden in Houston would be a good option for James, but there are substantial financial hurdles in the way , and there are rumors that James' family might not be comfortable in Houston .

by | June 24, 2018 | 13:12

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been the stand out player so far at the this summers World Cup in Russian Federation. In two World Cup games, the only constant has been the fact that Argentina can not get out of its own way. Earlier this week, self-styled prophet Tommy Yisa Aika said that the Super Eagles lost their opening match to Croatia because God was punishing them for hiring a white coach, Gernot Rohr.

by | June 24, 2018 | 12:57

Lakers. "We continue to have good dialogue with his management team", Altman said, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin . LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California.

by | June 24, 2018 | 12:46

Lukaku joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the tournament's leading scorer on four goals while Chelsea forward Eden Hazard also scored twice against Tunisia. "We need to assess the three injury concerns", said Martínez. "And our work will start tomorrow morning". While Tunisia are no worldwide football powerhouse, they nevertheless managed to find their way into the Belgian box often enough in the first half and even briefly cut the deficit to make it 2-1.

by | June 24, 2018 | 10:37

Luka better be prepared to face a lot more of those type of comments when he's on the court playing for the Dallas Mavericks, the team who traded down to the third spot in the draft to select Doncic. However, the two broke up just days before the NBA Draft . It's always fun to see the top picks play for the first time during summer league. "Luka is his own guy", Nelson said.

by | June 24, 2018 | 10:35

Hernandez added the second in the 66th minute, cutting inside his marker before guiding the ball home to finish off a lightning counter-attack after Mexico won the ball deep in their own half. "I told them to keep their calm in the next 45 minutes and to not start panicking and try to work long, high balls but to continue with short passes and go vertical to the wings and try to be incisive", Low told reporters.

by | June 24, 2018 | 10:00

The publication of the lineup at this tournament - even without the need for spying "undermines the relationship and trust with the team", according to Neville, who is working in Russian Federation as a TV pundit. An eagle-eyed cameraman took a picture of the notes during an open training session and if they are anything to go by, Southgate will make a couple of changes to his team.

by | June 24, 2018 | 09:45

Australia has enjoyed plenty of success at the annual draft in recent years, with Ben Simmons, Dante Exum, Thon Maker and Jonah Bolden all snapped up. Ayton worked out for the Suns and followed it up by saying he knew he was the No. 1 overall pick . The reason Ayton went No. 1 overall is because of his boom potential.

by | June 24, 2018 | 09:37

Mexico have taken a huge step towards the last-16 stage of the 2018 World Cup courtesy of a 2-1 win over South Korea in Rostov. The goal was Hernandez's fourth at a World Cup , taking him to the same level as Luis Hernandez as Mexico's most prolific goal scorer at the premier worldwide soccer tournament.

by | June 23, 2018 | 04:28

They have little room for error against Costa Rica and will be expected to win the game comfortably. When Navas was beaten, Brazil were thwarted by other means as Jesus thumped a header against the crossbar, with an apparently simple Coutinho follow-up deflected around the post by a Johnny Acosta block.

by | June 23, 2018 | 04:00

A win for the African side, with enough of a goal swing in their favour, would incredibly put them top of the group on six points. Lionel Messi and company have to beat Nigeria . Argentina still has a chance to finish second in Group D at the World Cup despite a draw to Iceland and a awful loss to Croatia on Thursday.

by | June 23, 2018 | 03:03

That's how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. The idle time certainly didn't affect Koepka's confidence and shot-making ability, both of which were on full display Sunday at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club where he sank a number of clutch putts, won the U.S.

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:31

What England have learnt from their study of the Central American side, playing in their first World Cup , is that "Los Canaleros" will aim to play a high-paced, physical game. "We were having so much joy from corners, they were trying to grab hold of us to stop us running, so maybe that was a bit of justice at the end to get a goal at the back post".

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:28

Brazil, like Argentina, were held to a goal-apiece draw by the Swiss at Rostov-on-Don on Sunday, a result that would've frustrated their boss Tite given how fancied they were coming into the tournament. today is the match for Brazil". And for 90 minutes against Costa Rica, it was more of the same. As for Nigeria, a draw could do it for them, while a win locks them into the knockout stage.

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:23

Egypt's talisman Mohamed Salah then converted a penalty after being fouled himself, but it was only a consolation. Despite their numerical disadvantage Colomiba performed boldly in the first half especially and leveled just before the break when Juan Quintero cleverly placed a freekick underneath the wall, catching Eiji Kawashima by surprise.

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:01

Because James is expected to become a free agent, while Leonard is still under contract with the Spurs through next season, the Lakers may need to trade with San Antonio in order to lock down LeBron . The Lakers are also rumored to be a potential landing spot for LeBron James , should he decide to leave Cleveland. Los Angeles has received punishment twice in the past for tampering, but this year the Lakers want to make sure the rules are "crystal clear to everyone" to avoid punishment ...

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:00

The Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Lakers have formally informed LiAngelo Ball that he won't be on their Summer League team. It wasn't the best plan, especially considering the Lakers have control of Lonzo for at least three more years. LaVar Ball believed his son would get picked up.

by | June 23, 2018 | 01:39

That's why the first half was like it was and Mexico obviously deserved to win it. His disjointed side looked extraordinarily vulnerable on the break even before Javier Hernandez punished them with the pass that set up Lozano to cut inside fire home.

by | June 23, 2018 | 01:29

Shaqiri, meanwhile, was also born in Kosovo and had their flag printed on his right boot for the game against Switzerland . "In football, you have always emotions". "I don't have any comments", Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic said. And Shaqiri would secure the points on the stroke of 90 minutes when he broke behind the defence and rolled his shot past a charging Stojkovic to make Switzerland the first team to score a come-from-behind victory in Russian Federation.

by | June 22, 2018 | 05:02

Spain players complained throughout the game, which they won 1-0, about Iran's perceived time-wasting tactics. But Spain struggled when put under any serious pressure; they will still expect to face sterner, more clinical opposition as these weeks go on, and the challenge is both single and urgent.

by | June 22, 2018 | 04:23

He impressed Man United supporters with a lively display attacking through the centre during Russia's thumping opening day 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia last week. The 31-year-old scored 22 goals in all competitions and provided 9 assists for the side as well. That's where he plays for Belgium, on the opposite flank to Eden Hazard.

by | June 22, 2018 | 03:56

Think of what the Phoenix Suns will look like next year with DeAndre Ayton , Devin Booker , and Josh Jackson running up and down the court. "It's great [that he wants to be here]", general manager Ryan McDonough said after the workout , which he called "phenomenal".