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Now not the time to talk about my future, says Ronaldo

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Goals on Saturday - the most goals on a day of World Cup knockout football since 1970, when the two semi-finals produced 11 goals. Portugal coach Fernando Santos threw up his hands in disgust, realising that coming from behind a second time against this Uruguay defence was going to be a tall order. Read More »

Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Be A World Cup Classic

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Belgium scored a last-gasp victor to beat Japan on Monday and set up a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil. Belgium responded but Hazard's shot rattled the post and Japan doubled its tally in the 52nd when Inui picked up the ball 25 metres out and fired a missile into the back of the net. Read More »

Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder

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Recent rumors suggested that George would settle for signing a two or a three-year deal to stay in Oklahoma City - likely so he could accrue 10 years of National Basketball Association service time and qualify for the richest max contract available - but the man known as "PG-13" elected to stay with the Thunder for the long haul instead. Read More »

Lakers Trade For Kawhi Could Clinch LeBron Signing

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When healthy, Leonard has proven to be one of the league's top players, and always seems capable of being in the conversation for the MVP award, which is why it really isn't a surprise to see all these teams expressing interest. Lakers Vice President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson said earlier this week that he would resign if he isn't able to bring in star free agents over the course of the next two summers. Read More »

Mascherano calls time on career after painful France defeat

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Griezmann's strike from the spot was not as clean as his free kick but goalkeeper Franco Armani went the wrong way and the Frenchman converted his second penalty of tournament. The Paris Saint-Germain forward opened the scoring early on to make it 1-0 before Pepe equalised after half-time. "We are aware of what you are referring to in terms of previous matches", FIFA's chief competitions and events officer Colin Smith said on Friday. Read More »

Germany's early World Cup exit 'hurts so much' for Ozil

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The latest odds and betting lines have Brazil and Spain as the heavy favorites. Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, who was a losing World Cup finalist in 2002, said: "The national jersey must feel like it weighs a million tonnes to the players right now". Read More »

Gareth Southgate admits knives will be out if England lose to Colombia

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said the Russia 2018 World Cup is "the best he has been involved in" and that the tournament has given an "incredible image of the Russian people" and the country. I was sat there watching the Belgium game saying please don't score! He came off at half-time in Thursday's game against Belgium with a calf problem but it's not thought to be serious and he should be in contention for the match against Colombia in the last 16. Read More »

Aeroméxico Offers Discount Trips to Seoul to Celebrate World Cup Success

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The 2014 World Cup winning coach also owned up to the mistakes his side made in Russian Federation and refused to make any excuses for the two defeats in three group stage games. It will be tough for Germany to re-group after this loss. A questionable celebration by German players near the Swedish bench added to the disappointment. Read More »

Sampaoli sure Argentina can find feet against France

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Lionel Messi has previously suggested he will retire from worldwide football if Argentina don't win in Russian Federation. The Argentina starting 11 against the Super Eagles was the oldest ever in the nation's World Cup history - with an average age of 30 years and 189 days - and the issue of aging stars such as Javier Mascherano and an imbalanced team have made this a hard World Cup so far for the team. Read More »

Serena Williams is given the No. 25 seed for Wimbledon

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World No.1 Simona Halep is top seed in the women's singles with 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza at three. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year. 32 in the WTA rankings, is the player most disadvantaged by the decision to seed Serena Williams . Wimbledon will release the draw on Friday. That's why, for example, eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer's success on grass courts was taken into account when the All ... Read More »

Midfielder Matic Admits Brazil's Superiority Showed Against Serbia

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The Serbs ended third in the group on three points, a disappointing campaign for them and their fans in Moscow after a bright opening game win against Costa Rica. Serbia enjoyed their best chance of the match four minutes later - Alisson touching a unsafe cross from the right straight at Aleksandar Mitrovic whose diving header was saved off the line by a defender before deflecting back into the goalkeeper's hands. Read More »

McEnroe calls On Wimbledon chiefs to show sense as Williams returns

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Williams, a seven-time victor of the Wimbledon singles title, could miss out on being named as one of the 32 seeds after she took maternity leave for the birth of her first child . That's me coming from a different viewpoint'. " I don't think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight ". Read More »

Salah to Egypt fans: We are sorry, these players are still young

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Juan Antonio Pizzi's men found the early rhythm as Hussain Al Moghawi was presented a few yards of open space and made a decision to test Essam El Hadary , but the effort was skewed wide. Edinson Cavani rounded off a third successive victory for the South Americans, who finish the first phase with a 100% record and are yet to concede a goal. Read More »

Harden wins first career NBA MVP award

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Handing out the trophies throughout the night is model Damaris Lewis, and DJ Kiss will be the providing the music. Simmons beat out Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Harden became the first player in National Basketball Association history to have a 60-point triple-double. Only three players have led the National Basketball Association in that category more often than Harden. Read More »

Novak Djokovic hopes are dashed as Marin Cilic clinches Queen's title

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Former US Open champion Cilic also lost the 2013 Queen's final and experienced fresh heartache against Federer in this year's Australian Open final. In-form Chardy had won 12 of his previous 13 matches but the Frenchman was still left without a win - or even a set - against Djokovic after their 11th career meeting. Read More »

Luis Suarez Starts Up Front With Edinson Cavani In Uruguay Game

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The result, though, had a domino effect in Group A. It also put host Russian Federation into the next round while eliminating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time . That is a cardinal rule for us."SAUDIS SHOW HEARTCavani almost made it 2-0 for Uruguay with a solo run through the opposing defense but his attempt was blocked by Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais". Read More »

Gareth Southgate: ‘We wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for anyone’

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It might have only been Panama , but England could hardly have been more impressive in thrashing their Group G rivals to make it six points from six at this year's World Cup . The first goal came from Manchester City defender John Stones on eight minutes, who scored his first ever worldwide goal. "We wouldn't swap him for anyone in the tournament in terms of No. Read More »

Nigeria's reluctant tactical change paid dividends in Iceland win - Rohr

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And on the stroke of half-time Finnbogason came within a whisker of doubling his World Cup tally when he flashed wide Gylfi Sigurdsson's whipped in free-kick. We have told ourselves some home truths and the players have promised to play their hearts out on Friday, " Rohr was quoted to have said by Sportinglife. Read More »

Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

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Rashford and Loftus-Cheek did exactly that. But the England manager was not happy with the press who snapped the photo. If England beat Panama and Belgium beat or draw with Tunisia then England are through to the last 16. As with their first game in Volgograd, they now travel to searing heat in Nizhny Novgorod , where the temperature will soar into the 30s. Twitter users were quick to raise suspicions about the whereabouts of Ramos, who was blamed for the injury during a tackle ... Read More »

Switzerland stuns Serbia with game winning goal in the 90th minute

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Shaqiri is Albanian, born in Kosovo before moving to Switzerland with his parents and three siblings when he was just a year old. "This is football, we did not convert some of our chances", Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic said. After causing Yann Sommer problems with his first header of the night, Aleksandar Mitrovic made no mistake with his second to put his side ahead with five minutes gone. Read More »

Neymar returns to practice, Brazil guarantees he is ready

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At 23.30 pm, Brazil will clash with Switzerland and today's final match is between Croatia with Nigeria at 12.30 am. "He showed confidence and participated actively during the whole session". It had already confirmed he would be available to play against Costa Rica. Neymar was sidelined for about three months earlier this year because of an unrelated right-foot injury. Read More »

Chelsea Reportedly Target Dries Mertens Amid Maurizio Sarri Rumours

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A source told Sky Sports News earlier this week that Sarri's representative is in London to finalise a deal for him to take over at Stamford Bridge. However, despite fresh interest from Chelsea this summer, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has identified Koulibaly as one of the players who is too important to lose. Read More »

'Best in the world' Messi treated unfairly, says Sampaoli

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May the team win but, let's be honest, part of all us would love to see Messi pull it off. "I told him "This is the World Cup of 40 million [Argentinians]". Ivan Rakitic, Messi's teammate at Barcelona and part of Croatia's powerful midfield with Luka Modric, has no illusions about the Argentine's ability on the field. Read More »

World Cup Group C

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The 19-year-old became the youngest French player to score in a World Cup game when he tapped in this Paul Pogba pass into the back of the net in the first half. Pogba crunched into a challenge as the South Americans tried to relieve themselves of building French pressure, winning possession and then setting up Giroud for a shot at goal. Read More »

Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

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Their fellow group H members Japan also had supporters who helped tidy up the Mordovia Arena, in Saransk, Mordovia, after their 2-1 victory over Colombia yesterday. The video clip of the dashing manager's fist-pumping celebration soon made it onto social media, where it has been hailed as "the meme of the 2018 World Cup". Read More »

Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup

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Blatter, who has been suspended by Federation Internationale de Football Association since October 2015, backed Russia's bid, then, but believes it is time for England to try again. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing despite his ban and struck a defiant tone in Moscow, describing the criminal probe as "an attack on FIFA" and saying he was still president of the organisation. Read More »

Vagabond Dwight Howard traded again, this time to the Brooklyn Nets

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According to former National Basketball Association player Brendan Haywood , members of the Hornets' locker room had grown "sick and tired" of the antics of the big man. Check back for more on this developing story. Mozgov has two years left on his contract at $16 million per season. Howard averaged 16.6 points and 12.8 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Hornets, but his defensive rating tied a career low and he posted the second-least valuable campaign of his career. Read More »

Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City

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The reverse fixture could had seen City win the title against their rivals, however a second half resurgence from United saw City lose 3-2 with a Paul Pogba double and Chris Smalling goal overshadowing the first half performance. The Champions League draw does not take place until August but that hasn't stopped Mourinho's annoyance according to The Times . Liverpool's start appears more challenging. Read More »

Bernd Leno: Arsenal agree fee for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany goalkeeper

Today, Arsenal have signed Bernd Leno ... His impending arrival potentially casts doubt over the future of Cech, who has only one year remaining on the contract he signed when he moved from Chelsea in 2015. New Arsenal manager, Unai Emery , has drawn up a list of five "untouchable" players, who must not be sold this summer by the club. The 29-year-old leaves the Bundesliga side after a seven-year spell at the club. Read More »

Japan make history with win over 10-man Colombia

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Kagawa went close in the 16th minute but his shot rolled past the post and Osako fired against the face of goal from a risky position in the box. Shinji Kagawa slotted the resultant penalty to give Japan an early 1-0 lead in the World Cup Group H game. Read More »

Technology comes to France’s aid in 2-1 win over Australia

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Antoine Griezmann will lead the attack for France against Australia along with Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar out wide. With a surprising level of comfort for long periods too. Going behind stirred Australia into a response in the second period and Aston Villa's Jedinak converted a penalty Umtiti had senselessly handled another risky Mooy delivery. Read More »