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Conte thanks players, staff and fans in gracious statement after Chelsea exit

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Premier League giants Chelsea have announced the sacking of Antonio Conte . Winning trophies didn't save Conte being shown the Stamford Bridge exit door as he was dismissed after guiding Chelsea to the FA Cup in May. A report claims that Maurizio Sarri has had to reassure Chelsea that he does not hold homophobic or sexist views ahead of his appointment as Blues manager . Read More »

Russian President Hands Over World Cup Mantle to Qatari Emir

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Level of infrastructure: arenas, airports. The 19-year-old winger was awarded the best youth player award at the World Cup. Wonder no more , and feast your eyes on this fantastic footage from the French changing room at half time in Sunday's world cup final against Croatia. Read More »

Harper Comes Back To Win Derby, Sets Up Energized All-Star Game

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A video of the complete ceremony is available online . Muncy followed with another victory by one, 17-16, over Javier Baez of the Cubs . They are allowed one 45-second timeout to stop the clock, and will be awarded an extra 30 seconds should they hit two home runs further than 440 feet. Read More »

Chelsea looking to pip Liverpool to Alisson signing

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The Blues are in the market for another goalkeeper amid intense speculation linking Thibaut Courtois with a move to Real Madrid and Alisson has been identified as a possible replacement for the Belgian worldwide. So many observers have suggested Karius was not up to the job of being first choice keeper for the club and that decision came back to bite him. Simon Mignolet , meanwhile, is expected to leave Anfield this summer after he lost his place to Karius last season. Read More »

Mohamed Elneny will join Arsenal at pre-season tour in Singapore

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Emery is now also deciding which of these players will remain with his first-team squad and who would benefit from a season on loan. Ozil has been on holiday since Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage and has yet to return to training with the Gunners , with Emery having begun working with those players who were not involved in the tournament in Russian Federation. Read More »

Irish pundit Dunphy: Pogba must stay on track at Man Utd

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Pogba excelled alongside N'Golo Kante at the heart of France's midfield and Man United supporters are desperately hoping he carries his form into the new season. Pogba himself has also previously admitted that playing with superstar Lionel Messi would be a dream come true. Many of Pogba's critics wanted him to wait until after he had achieved something in the game to have fun. Read More »

How the World Cup Paid Off

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Here are a few tweets that raised the Croatian President . She also had a photo op with Putin after Croatia defeated Russian Federation to enter the semifinals. "We are a bit sad but we have to be proud as well for what we've done", he said. It was an own goal by Mario that broke the deadlock, but then first-time finalists Croatia equalised soon. Read More »

Donald Trump backtracks on Helsinki remarks, says he 'misspoke'

In one of the only times of his presidency he's admitted to a mistake, Trump said that when he returned Monday from the summit with Putin in Helsinki , Finland, he "realized there is some need for clarification" about his remarks on Russian interference in the 2016 United States election. Read More »

Three key battles which could determine the World Cup final

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The future can be very good. France take on Croatia in the 2018 World Cup Final. We will remind that the match for third place in the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association world Cup between England and Belgium will take place on Saturday, July 14, and will start at 17:00 Kyiv time . Read More »

Croatia Beat England To Enter World Cup Finals For The First Time

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But the turnaround has been remarkable and Southgate's leadership, along with his trademark waistcoat, have won the hearts of the nation and earned him a big reward. The Croatia defender set up the equalizer in the second half and then saved a likely goal by clearing a shot off the line in the first half of extra time. Read More »

Vegas opens Brazil, France as 2022 World Cup favorites

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Didier Deschamps' men outclassed their European counterparts after Mario Mandzukic's own goal and efforts from Antoine Griezmann , Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe bagged an all-important victory at this year's global tournament final. At the interval, Ian Wright was in the minority in the ITV studio as he said he felt it was a penalty. "But what the players did today is just as lovely and just as strong". Read More »

How To Watch Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live Stream

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During the fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015, Pacquiao's camp claimed that the lawmaker tore his rotator cuff, which prevented him from throwing jabs against the undefeated boxer. He swiftly followed up with a barrage of powerful swinging punches that forced the referee to step in after 2min 38sec of round nine. Knock-out specialist Matthysse has finished 36 of his 39 wins inside the distance and took the vacant WBA belt after an eighth-round stoppage of Thailand's Teerachai Sithmorseng in ... Read More »

England Coach Gareth Southgate Says World Cup Was Wonderful Adventure

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He added: "I thought Stones was absolutely outstanding and (goalkeeper Jordan) Pickford has had a wonderful tournament". With his team 2-0 ahead against Nigeria, Kalinic was called upon by coach Zlatko Dalic to come on as a substitute in their first Group "D" match at Kaliningrad on June 16 and instead said he had a had a back problem, prompting Dalic to introduce Schalke FC forward Marko Pjaca for Mario Mandzukic instead. Read More »

Liverpool star Dejan Lovren demands respect from critics following World Cup heroics

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Croatia seemed on the ropes when Kieran Trippier gave England an early lead, but they hit back in the second half through Ivan Perisic before grabbing a victor in extra-time through Mario Mandzukic. People are crying in our country. He continued: "This is something we'll never forget". We beat our record from 20 years ago. And it Is a special history when you look back and see that three times in the knock out stages we have played 120 minutes and yet we still had fresher legs than that ... Read More »

Anderson stuns Federer from match point down to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

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After saving a match point in the third set, he rallied to win, 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11, and record what felt like the biggest victory of his long career - quite a statement for a man who reached the US Open final past year. Federer refused to blame the defeat on the fact he was playing on the unfamiliar surroundings of Court One for the first time in three years. Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final and 32nd at the majors after a stormy Centre Court clash against ... Read More »

Top 5 matches between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

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I mean, just playing like that, in those sort of conditions.it's really tough on both of us. John Isner and Kevin Anderson simply refused to lose. But only one of these men can move through to take on Anderson on Sunday, and they will resume on Saturday, when ticket holders for the women's final will get an unexpected treat. Read More »

Word Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate admits loss will haunt him forever

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England's players had been criticized for their recent tournament showings after a group stage exit in the last World Cup and being knocked out of Euro 2016 by tiny Iceland. "He still sprints in the 115th minute, he tracks back, he leads the team, he is the man of the tournament", added the coach. I don't think anyone could have given any more. Read More »

Antonio Conte’s brother drops potential reveal over Chelsea manager’s future

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Sarri has held talks with Chelsea , but remains contracted to Napoli , who have replaced him with Carlo Ancelotti . However, Conte's apparent dismissal drew a response from Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas , who liked a tweet a Chelsea fan posted about Conte having been sacked although the Spanish 2010 World Cup victor subsequently claimed he had liked it by accident. Read More »

Story of the match as India seal IT20 series win over England

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Rohit Sharma was the star of the show in Bristol as he hit an unbeaten century off just 56 balls , including five sixes and 11 fours. Jordan also took a terrific return catch off his own bowling to dismiss Virat Kohli , while Jake Ball also hauled in an impressive grab low to his left at short fine-leg to dismiss Dhawan early on. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe revels in England's World Cup misery on Instagram

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But Ivan Perisic equalised in the second half, and Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the extra time, to book them a date with France in the final . They will take on favourites France at 1am Monday morning Australian eastern time, while Belgium play England at midnight on Saturday night in the third placed playoff. Read More »

Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

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The Manchester United midfielder was part of the France squad that lost 1-0 in extra time to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final , and Pogba hopes they can now go one better on Sunday. Les Bleus have advanced to the final of the tournament in Russian Federation with victories over Australia, Peru, Argentina, Belgium , Uruguay as well as a draw with Denmark. Read More »

Henry's World Cup experience the 'missing piece' for Belgium

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St. Petersburg (Russia): Although the Tour de France cycle race would normally be the focus of French and Belgian sports fans at this time of year, it's a fair bet that Tuesday's World Cup semi-final here will beat the viewing figures of the annual cycle race in the two nations in question. Read More »

NOLA Family Says Goodbye to Son with a Unique Sony Spin

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She said her son was a big fan of Irving. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics . Matthew's mother Temeka says her son was a bit of a homebody, who only recently started to venture out to walk the dog she'd recently gotten him. Read More »

Southgate hopes England avoid semi-final stage fright

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Southgate's plan has worked so far, so much so that an influx of England fans is anticipated in Moscow on Wednesday - many of them have bought into "Waistcoat Wednesday" in tribute to Southgate's World Cup outfit. The Three Lions are also the second-highest scorers at the World Cup with 11 goals. That's obviously why they are in the semi-final of a World Cup . Read More »

Hamilton appears to retract Ferrari accusation

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As Arrivabene raged at Mercedes' ungentlemanly behaviour and post-race suggestions of deliberate underhand tactics, Hamilton said Sunday's collision was "a racing incident and nothing more". "It's been a lovely battle, a battle that I think the audience appreciated, there will be other battles where most likely Mercedes will win and this is a lesson for us to stay classy, a thing that they haven't done today". Read More »

World Cup 2018 Quarter Final preview

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It's the big battle of the B's as Brazil and Belgium clash at 8pm in what should have been the final had it not been for the unfortunate draw. Suarez , however, rejected the gesture as hollow given Griezmann's role in ending his nation's tournament. Read More »

Former champion Venus crashes out of Wimbledon in third round

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The 36-year-old is bidding for a ninth title at the All England Club and maintained his fine progress through the opening week with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win despite the best efforts of his German opponent. After the double fault in the first set, Mladenovic appeared to lose her confidence. "I am a little surprised that I won, I was a little bit lucky today". Read More »

Formula One: Red Bull's Verstappen Wins Austrian GP As Mercedes Implodes

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I just had to drive around the issue. He added: "It's quite hard without knowing the intricacies of other teams, but the one thing you have to do as a team is win as a team and lose as a team, and that's why we don't often - or hardly at all - talk about individuals in success or failure, because that puts an unfair amount of scrutiny and pressure on that individual". Read More »

F1 Bottas won the qualification in Austria

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The Dutchman managed the race from there on and fended off the two charging Ferraris in the closing laps to secure Red Bull's first win on home soil. Mercedes's chief strategist James Vowles came on the radio as the bearer of bad news, admitting his error as Hamilton struggled to comprehend what the team had done. Read More »

England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

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Players had already been evaluated during practice drills and their past performance taken into account, in contrast to previous tournaments, such as in 1998 when David Batty, who had never taken a penalty in a match, missed the decisive fifth kick in a round of 16 loss to Argentina. Read More »