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Sports FIFA investigating allegations against Croatia defender Vida
Author: 0 FIFA investigating allegations against Croatia defender Vida

Luka Modric admits Croatia need to overcome the fatigue factor if they are to beat England and reach a first ever World Cup final . "Modric is bestselling, although (Danijel) Subasic is becoming increasingly popular", Ana Maric, 20, selling souvenirs in downtown Zagreb, told AFP .

Sports Risky Dive Mission to Rescue Boys Trapped in Cave Begins
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Officials said Saturday they were aiming to rescue the boys before seasonal monsoon rains hit, which could flood the caves. The boys, ages 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game.

Sports Arsenal close to finalising Lucas Torreira deal
Author: 0 Arsenal close to finalising Lucas Torreira deal

According to the Mirror report , citing sources at UK Sun, the 29-year-old has been linked with a move to the Emirates' in recent transfers and is now looking likely that N'Nonzi will finally return to the English topflight this summer. "The World Cup is important and being part of this squad meant a lot to me". Calum Chambers has signed a contract extension at Arsenal , with new head coach Unai Emery saying Englishman remains part of his plans at the Emirates.

Sports Brazil And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Quarter-Final
Author: 0 Brazil And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Quarter-Final

Who would have thought a Martinez recipe, cooked at Goodison Park of all places, would be unleashed to devastating effect against Brazil to book a place in the World Cup semi-final. Dropping deep, De Bruyne was at the heart of a series of Belgian counterattacks, scored the second goal and was named man of the match, an indication of the success of Martínez's plan.

Sports Tony Parker Is Officially Leaving the San Antonio Spurs
Author: 0 Tony Parker Is Officially Leaving the San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs were reportedly trying to bring Parker back in a mentorship role. The 36-year-old certainly has much to offer beyond his play on the court with a plethora of experience playing at a high level while going through much success with the Spurs that included being a part of NBA titles where he was the NBA Finals MVP once while earning six All-Star selections and four All-NBA Team nods.

Sports Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams battles through opening challenge
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams battles through opening challenge

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., opened with a 7-5, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Britain's Liam Broady while Peter Polansky, also of Thornhill, dropped his first-round match to Austria's Dennis Novak. "Almost", Rus lamented later, "like a double-break". Royalty at Wimbledon is not something new and Serena Williams hopes she can do enough to tempt Meghan Markle to Centre Court.

Sports Stop Mbappe! Uruguay's tactic v France for quarter-final
Author: 0 Stop Mbappe! Uruguay's tactic v France for quarter-final

The Portugal skipper further said that he is happy with kind of efforts put in by the players and asserted that this team will continue to win in the future. "Now is not the time to talk about the future, either of the coach or the players", the Portugal skipper said after the game. "But I do feel that the second half was very good from us in terms of desire and our determination to score".

Sports Dier's Reaction After Pickford's Crucial Penalty Save Is Priceles
Author: 0 Dier's Reaction After Pickford's Crucial Penalty Save Is Priceles

Russian Federation take on Croatia for the chance to play either Sweden or England in a semi-final. "He's really athletic around the goal, he is excellent and he executed the plan in the penalty shootout". "Yes, we can" - The Guardian invoke Barack Obama's famous 2008 election slogan after England "finally win a World Cup penalty shootout". "I just felt we had the resilience and belief to get over the line, whatever it was going to take".

Sports Quarter and semi final match dates, and latest results
Author: 0 Quarter and semi final match dates, and latest results

Neymar was accused of similar behavior in Brazil's games earlier in the tournament. Brazil were very comfortable in beating Mexico last time out, once again creating plenty of chances (xG: BRA 2.74 - 0.66 MEX), as they continue to improve with each match.

Sports Belgium's players 'cannot wait' to face Brazil says Roberto Martinez
Author: 0 Belgium's players 'cannot wait' to face Brazil says Roberto Martinez

Pressure on Hazard In the 2014 quarterfinal against Argentina, Eden Hazard was replaced after 75 ineffective minutes as they lost 0-1 to Argentina. "Everything is open, up for grabs", he said. That meant they finished atop of group G, but it also sent them to what by all accounts is the stronger side of the tournament bracket , given it features France and Uruguay in addition to Brazil, five-time winners of the tournament.

Sports Joel Embiid's last-ditch plea to LeBron after Warriors shocker
Author: 0 Joel Embiid's last-ditch plea to LeBron after Warriors shocker

That would be a dagger for LaVar Ball , a Los Angeles-area native who reveres the Lakers and had seen an oft-stated prophecy fulfilled when that team drafted his oldest son. Lonzo's not ball-dominant where he's just dribbling the ball and you watching him to do a crossover". They have added a lot of smart pieces, playoff experience wise and have young players that LeBron can rely on.

Sports Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week
Author: 0 Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week

Diego Maradona has offered to manage Argentina for free in the wake of their disappointing showing at World Cup 2018 . This summer, that story centred around the debate of which player was truly the greatest: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi .

Sports Russian Federation knocks out Spain in World Cup penalty shootout
Author: 0 Russian Federation knocks out Spain in World Cup penalty shootout

Igor Akinfeev was the hero as Russian Federation reached the quarter-finals in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Spain . "I've been in the team for 12 years, I'm used to criticism", said Silva. For the first time in a World Cup , teams will be allowed to make a fourth substitution in extra time. Ended in Moscow the meeting of the 1/8 finals of the 2018 world Cup , where Spain were knocked out of the tournament, Russia .

Sports Moggi speaks on Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Moggi speaks on Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Every summer, Cristiano Ronaldo is linked with a move away from Real Madrid . "It makes me laugh", he told Sportitalia ( via Goal ). Last season, Juventus won Serie A for the seventh consecutive season, as they finished top of the league ahead of Napoli who had pushed them close.

Sports Portugal much more than just Ronaldo, says Santos
Author: 0 Portugal much more than just Ronaldo, says Santos

Cavani who was injured during the game was substituted in the next half. Named as World's best player on five occasions by Federation Internationale de Football Association, he led his country to win the first European Championships trophy in 2016.

Sports Pickford is penalty hero as England reach quarter finals
Author: 0 Pickford is penalty hero as England reach quarter finals

The Three Lions had gone in front in the 57th minute thanks to a spot kick from captain and leading goalscorer Harry Kane . In 1990, England lost to Germany 4-3 on penalties in the semi-final, in 1998, England lost to Argentina 4-3 on penalties in the Round of 16 while in 2006 they lost to Portugal 3-1 on penalties in the quarter-finals.

Sports Roger Federer breezes past Lajovic in straight sets in Wimbledon first round
Author: 0 Roger Federer breezes past Lajovic in straight sets in Wimbledon first round

The estimated worth of the Uniqlo deal trumps the $10m (£7.6m) he was reportedly making each year with Nike , which still retains rights to the Swiss star's iconic "RF" logo. Roger Federer is now with UNIQLO, leaving Nike for a massive deal. Roger Federer cause a stir on the first day of Wimbledon by wearing Uniqlo instead of Nike.

Sports Zimbabwe vs Australia - Highlights & Stats
Author: 0 Zimbabwe vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

New Zealand's Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson held the previous T20 global world partnership record of 171, set against Pakistan in 2016. Short soon began to find the middle of his own bat, though, and took a brace of sixes off Ryan Burl's legspin to take his strike rate over a run a ball.

Sports Neymar shines as Brazil oust Mexico
Author: 0 Neymar shines as Brazil oust Mexico

Midway through a sleek second half from Brazil , a commotion broke out in front of the Mexico bench and it took a matter of seconds to work out who lay at its heart. The goalkeeper could do nothing about Brazil's opener five minutes after the restart, though, as Willian's left-footed cross found Neymar, who was cutting into the six-yard box and made no mistake from close range.

Sports James Rodriguez injury: Nicol makes prediction ahead of Colombia vs England
Author: 0 James Rodriguez injury: Nicol makes prediction ahead of Colombia vs England

Returning to the England side after a rest for the dead rubber with Belgium is Harry Kane , who will face up to Tottenham Hotspur teammate Davinson Sanchez in the Colombian penalty box. We should keep an eye on him. "We're a team that doesn't carry any passengers", Southgate said. - Since 1939, no English player has been able to score a goal in six consecutive games for England .

Sports Lakers Have Limited Free-Agent Options After Signing LeBron
Author: 0 Lakers Have Limited Free-Agent Options After Signing LeBron

Former Hollywood action hero and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also weighed in. But he shocked fans in 2010 by going to Miami, where he won his first championship with the Heat in 2012. The Warriors are still the clear-cut favorite to win their fourth title in five years. The 76ers have also been engaged in talks with the San Antonio Spurs on a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, and so far, they have kept three players off-limits in talks, team sources told ESPN: Embiid, ...

Sports Julius Randle reportedly signs two-year, $18 million deal with Pelicans
Author: 0 Julius Randle reportedly signs two-year, $18 million deal with Pelicans

Randle requested the move, according to a report from ESPN . With Randle gone, the Lakers now have $5 million in cap room. The deal will be for one year worth $9 million. The 23-year-old has spent his entire career with the Lakers after being drafted No. 7 overall. Randle averaged 16.1 points and eight rebounds in 2017-18.

Sports NBA Free Agency Frenzy
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Having another outside shooter and playmaker will make life much easier for the Bay Area franchise and add another weapon to their bench. The Milwaukee Bucks signed forward/guard Ersan Ilyasova to a three-year deal worth $21 million. Durant reportedly declined his player option for next season in mid-April and was an unrestricted free agent. Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics.

Sports Jerami Grant Returning to Thunder on 3-Year, $27 Million Deal
Author: 0 Jerami Grant Returning to Thunder on 3-Year, $27 Million Deal

The Thunder lost to Utah in the first round of the playoffs, but the Thunder recruited George heavily during and after the 2017-18 season. Last year, PG was traded to the team after informing the Pacers that he would not be re-signing with them in order to join the Lakers in his hometown in light of his free agency.

Sports Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League
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Combine the drafting of Doncic with last year's ninth overall pick in point guard Dennis Smith Jr . and a still-young leading scorer in Harrison Barnes , and Carlisle expects the losing to stop soon, if not this coming season. You might be asking yourself, what wonderful bounty did the Hawks get in return for Luka Doncic, perhaps a player with the highest floor and perhaps the highest ceiling in this draft? But the game showed how good Sexton was, as he scored 40 points to keep Alabama ...

Sports Chris Froome Set To Be Banned From Tour De France
Author: 0 Chris Froome Set To Be Banned From Tour De France

Team Sky declined to comment on the story when asked by The Telegraph , although they did express confidence that the four-time champion would be on the start line. Team Sky have appealed to the French Olympic Committee, with a legal team led by top doping lawyer Mike Morgan expected to attend the hearing in Paris on Tuesday.

Sports Mexico fans share tequila with South Korea ambassador after shock Germany exit
Author: 0 Mexico fans share tequila with South Korea ambassador after shock Germany exit

And if you're wondering about Brazil fans, the wounds are still fresh, but this is helping them heal. We have learned an enormous amount from studying Germany as a team. Scores of 1-0 would have created a three-way tie for first on points, goal difference and goals scored, setting in motion a host of other tiebreakers that disfavored Mexico .

Sports Tiger Woods upbeat despite slipping six off Quicken Loans lead
Author: 0 Tiger Woods upbeat despite slipping six off Quicken Loans lead

As the gallery at No. 5 scrambled to surround the green, Woods delivered a wedge shot to seven feet and made the putt to pull within three shots of the lead at that time. "I just went out there and acted like I should be there", Fawcett said. But it still points to some crucial misses, including 3 on Sunday. That includes Molinari, a five-time victor in Europe who is No.

Sports LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers
Author: 0 LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

Caldwell-Pope, 25, will head into his second season with the Lakers after finishing off a one-year, $18 million deal. "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons", James wrote on his Instagram story. Trading for George a year ago was panned by some critics, presumably because of the belief that he was already focused on joining his hometown Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.

Sports LeBron James makes his choice, signs 4-year deal with the Lakers
Author: 0 LeBron James makes his choice, signs 4-year deal with the Lakers

Despite that, James took the Cavaliers to the Finals, his eighth consecutive appearance and ninth in his career, before the team lost to the Golden State Warriors . a meeting. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions. Playing in one of the league's most desirable markets with plenty of cap space and valuable trade assets, James could be joined by other stars either this year or next.

Sports What will the Cleveland Cavaliers do - Valuations of the coaching staff?
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The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't offering Kevin Love in any trade offers and intend to have him on the roster next season regardless of any decision LeBron James may make, ESPN reported Wednesday. The win ultimately propelled Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012. " Loved the substance and character that he was about, and then he came here and had an unbelievable workout", Altman said.

Sports Croatia through to quarterfinals after penalty shootout win over Denmark
Author: 0 Croatia through to quarterfinals after penalty shootout win over Denmark

Liverpool defender Lovren glanced Luka Modric's free-kick wide late in the first period, before the sides played out a keenly-contested - and goalless - second half. Ball takes the deflection and Croatia now win the corner. It was harsh on a Danish side that had fought so superbly, though Croatia would have felt hard done by if they had gone out after what was going to be a clear goal only resulted in a penalty which they subsequently missed in extra time.

Sports Here’s What LeBron’s Decision Friday Actually Means For The Lakers, Cavs & Rockets
Author: 0 Here’s What LeBron’s Decision Friday Actually Means For The Lakers, Cavs & Rockets

At 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, James will be an unrestricted free agent, and agent Rich Paul is expected to contact several teams with the Lakers and Cavs atop his list. This could be the Lakers chance to convince James that he should come to Los Angeles and play for them. The Cavaliers still advanced to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season, but the Warriors swept James, who turned in a Herculean effort.

Sports Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder
Author: 0 Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder

It didn't take long after that for Westbrook to take to social media to make a post about the major news to express his excitement. The Thunder traded for him as a way to begin a year-long recruitment of George with the hope of signing him to a long-term contract.

Sports Warriors to consider run at DeAndre Jordan
Author: 0 Warriors to consider run at DeAndre Jordan

Despite trade speculation previous year, the Clippers kept Jordan and narrowly missed out on making the playoffs. Though Golden State had a glut of centers on their roster last season, Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, and Kevon Looney are all scheduled to hit free agency.

Sports Janne Andersson salutes Sweden for reaching knockout stages of World Cup
Author: 0 Janne Andersson salutes Sweden for reaching knockout stages of World Cup

Sweden lost to a last-minute goal against 10-man Germany at the weekend, leaving them needing to better the champions' result on Wednesday, and against most expectations a goal rush from the Swedes transformed the group order. Ludwig Augustinsson volleyed a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from close range five minutes into the second half, and captain Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty kick to help Sweden take control.

Sports Joachim Loew considering Germany future after shock World Cup 2018 exit
Author: 0 Joachim Loew considering Germany future after shock World Cup 2018 exit

I'm still angry and disappointed and at the same time I feel sorry for all our fans who supported us in the stadium or at home in front of the tv or at public viewings. The Taeguk Warriors went home with three defeats at the 1990 World Cup in Italy where they faced Spain , Belgium and Uruguay in the group stage.

Sports Messi's disappointments with Argentina
Author: 0 Messi's disappointments with Argentina

Probably the two most important games of the last 16 - France versus Argentina and Uruguay versus Portugal - will be played today. "I think it's outrageous, anyway". "We know he can not be the same as he is at Barca because he doesn't have the same players with Argentina", he said at a news conference in France's training base in Istra.

Sports How England's World Cup progress has helped Norwich City fans
Author: 0 How England's World Cup progress has helped Norwich City fans

But what his selection decisions did mean was that the majority of the players who are expected to feature in the next round got some additional rest, and Southgate will hope the side looks suitably refreshed come Tuesday. He added that it was "important we react positively to the defeat" against Belgium. 'We are talking every day on WhatsApp, we go everywhere together [in England], we talk about what the team lacks.

Sports Fans keen to make Russian Federation trip as England's World Cup odyssey continues
Author: 0 Fans keen to make Russian Federation trip as England's World Cup odyssey continues

England may have wanted to avoid Germany in the latter stages but, when asked about their exit, Southgate said: I don't think it has any bearing on us. "Harry would want us to win more than him get the golden boot, that's the most important thing". "The reality is we put ourselves in this situation we wanted to qualify and we have done that".