Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Lukaku misses Belgium training, doubt for England clash Lukaku misses Belgium training, doubt for England clash

Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna featuring Croatian dark horses, Argentinian dopes and BIG Bobby Firmino needs to play. While Tunisia are no global football powerhouse, they nevertheless m...

Brazil Beat Costa Rica Courtesy Late Goals From Coutinho, Neymar Brazil Beat Costa Rica Courtesy Late Goals From Coutinho, Neymar

The tiny country became a darling of the soccer world after its improbable run to the quarterfinals of the 2016 European Championship. With 20 minutes left, Gamboa made his first mistake and Neymar should have capitalized. "He'll now be a lot mor...

Swiss stars facing disciplinary action over controversial goal celebration Swiss stars facing disciplinary action over controversial goal celebration

The win puts Switzerland in pole position to make it out of a tough Group E that contains five-times winners Brazil but they were pushed all the way by the Serbs. Switzerland grew in stature after the break and were rewarded with a spectacular equ...

Egypt's El Hadary, 45, to become oldest player in World Cup history Egypt's El Hadary, 45, to become oldest player in World Cup history

If the current rate continues, the World Cup is on course for a total of more than 30 spot kicks being awarded by the tournament's end. Ricardo Quaresma scored a gorgeous three-toe curler in the first half, Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty k...

Liverpool star Mo Salah might quite Egypt Liverpool star Mo Salah might quite Egypt

The fallout has forced Salah to reconsider his status as an global soccer player, according to CNN . Salah, who also took part in a photo opportunity with Kadyrov, has been criticized by the British media for allowing the Chechen leader to use him...

Roger Federer advances to semifinals of Gerry Weber Open Roger Federer advances to semifinals of Gerry Weber Open

Federer will place Coric after Roberto Bautista Agut retired early in the first set of the other semi-final, with the score 3-2 to the Spaniard with no break. Ebden reached the semi-finals in the Netherlands last week, where he lost to Jeremy Chard...

‘F*** racism!’ Sweden team send powerful message after death threats to Durmaz ‘F*** racism!’ Sweden team send powerful message after death threats to Durmaz

In fact, if both Sweden and Germany win by one goal, the only way Mexico advances over Germany is if its game with Sweden has more total goals than Germany-South Korea. "We do not tolerate a player being subjected to threats or abuse". Durmaz...

Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland match Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland match

All political messages or symbols in stadiums are banned by Federation Internationale de Football Association. Both put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle disp...

Argentina's final shot at salvation in Russia Argentina's final shot at salvation in Russia

Messi is yet to provide a goal or an assist in Russian Federation and Sampaoli's men need a win over Nigeria Tuesday to have any chance of reaching the last 16. "You have to admire what he has done for his national team". It would make millions of A...

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt - Football Match Report Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt - Football Match Report

Essam El-Hadary then preserved Egypt's lead, the 45-year-old saving a Fahad al-Mulwallad penalty awarded for handball in the 41st minute. Al Dawsari's goal means that Saudi Arabia finish third in the pool on three points, while Egypt return h...

LeBron James won't listen to elaborate recruiting pitches in free agency LeBron James won't listen to elaborate recruiting pitches in free agency

Wagner became the seventh MI basketball player picked in the first round since John Beilein has been the head coach. But the Lakers' GM did say that because of the franchise's past success, opposing teams won't be so quick to help the Lakers restore ...

Neymar finds his touch at last

The Brazil striker, the face of the team at the World Cup and the one carrying the hopes of the nation on his shoulders, came into the tournament with a foot injury. Moments later, Neymar was booked for petulantly punching the ball in front o...

Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against England Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against England

Is this one of the greatest openings to a WC ever? Midfielder Ferjani Sassi picked up an early booking for complaining when Tunisia's appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears, just before Belgium added their second goal. An extra time goal by ...

Phil Mickelson apologies for putting incident Phil Mickelson apologies for putting incident

Mickelson, who turned 48 on Saturday, will have to wait until Pebble Beach next June for another chance to complete a career grand slam. "So it's just, it's us applying the rules". John Bodenhamer of the US Golf Association said Mickelson was penal...

Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

Brazil were the last country to retain the World Cup, in 1962, and Juventus midfielder Khedira responded to the prank by Expressen TV's Ludwig Holmberg by calming declaring: "Thank you, but we won't need them [the tickets]". "There's nothing odd to g...

Costa, Danilo out of Serbia

Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, is a Brazil native and die-hard supporter of the nation's worldwide soccer team. "The case that is most worrying is Douglas Costa's , but Danilo's is not much different, except that his is a less important, seconda...

Hamilton delighted with pole in Hamilton delighted with pole in "simple" session

In my lifetime it's not been great for us, but we have a good team and England deserve at some time to win the World Cup. It's such a lovely place. The four-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 30.029 seconds to grab the 75th po...

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

With Dele Alli missing training on Thursday with a thigh problem, Southgate has to work out how he reconfigures his midfield if the Tottenham man does indeed fail to recover for the match in Nizhy Novgorod. "The credit goes to the manager and t...

Biggest Losers of the 2018 NBA Draft Biggest Losers of the 2018 NBA Draft

While the Sixers get another go in the first round next year, the Suns look much better than they did last year, and the pick they yielded to Philly might not be top-10 next year. During his lone season at Arizona, Ayton led the NCAA with 24 double...

Fabregas: Ronaldo's goals come from set-pieces, penalties or mistakes Fabregas: Ronaldo's goals come from set-pieces, penalties or mistakes

Cristiano Ronaldo put Morocco behind the 8 ball just 4 minutes into the match, and the Moroccans never recovered, despite out possessing Portugal 53%-47%, outshooting them 16-10 and 4-2 in regards to shots on target. According to the official, L...

Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

Romelu Lukaku has become Belgium's all-time top scorer in major tournaments after his first-half brace in the Group G clash against Tunisia . Cursed by the "Golden Generation" tag for their last two global tournaments, Belgium have been seen ...

Conte to be sacked and replaced by Sarri Conte to be sacked and replaced by Sarri

Both men will cost Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Martusciello has been overseeing long term strategy and developing young talent at Inter Milan. Indeed, the Telegraph are reporting that he is eager to sign a player who Conte tried to bring to...

Deandre Ayton confident he will be a Sun Deandre Ayton confident he will be a Sun

The forward told media on Wednesday that after working out for the Suns he does not feel the need to impress anyone else. But Ayton seems certain he will be the top pick . He has incredible handles for a 7-footer and can also knock down that Nat...

Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru knocked out Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru knocked out

France's Le Bleus reached the last 16 of the World Cup on Thursday after Kylian Mbappe's 34th-minute goal defeated Peru . The Atletico Madrid forward might be pleased that Peru's Renato Tapia, who executed a largely impressive man-marking j...

How can Argentina get the best out of Lionel Messi? How can Argentina get the best out of Lionel Messi?

In the first game of the day, Australia kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive with a 1-1 draw against Denmark in Group C. Argentina have a wealth of attacking talent but they are over reliant on Messi. France is through with ...

Phillie Fanatic Fires Hot Dog Into Woman's Face Phillie Fanatic Fires Hot Dog Into Woman's Face

The Phillie Phanatic uses a cannon-like launcher mounted on a motorized cart to send the hot dogs into the stands between innings. "It's going to go down the side of my face". McVay also advised fellow fans, "Just to be aware, because you never know"...

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

If the own goal by centre-half Thiago Cionek that gave Senegal their lead was not bad enough, Mbaye Niang was allowed to controversially double the west Africans' advantage on the hour mark after catastrophic blunders by Grzegorz Krychowiak a...

Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James

The last time the Cavs had a draft pick was 2015. Love was courageous enough to embrace a much lesser role with the Cleveland Cavaliers 4 years ago, landing via trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to form a dynamic big three alongsid...

Sweden beats South Korea with VAR penalty Sweden beats South Korea with VAR penalty

Sweden never really convinced that they would score prior to the penalty despite their domination and a toothless South Korea did not manage one shot on target.However they should have equalised in the 90th minute but Hwang Hee-chan put a free hea...

Mohamed Salah denies the presence of conflict within Egypt camp

But just two minutes after the interval, Russian Federation got their breakthrough and they never looked back. A needless punch from goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy led to a horror own goal from Ahmed Fathi in the 47th minute. Yet from the start, it ...

World Cup Africa showing few signs of breakthrough World Cup Africa showing few signs of breakthrough

Japan bested Colombia before Senegal beat Poland in separate Group H matches on Tuesday . Videos posted on social media reveals scores of Samurai Blue fans using bin bags to clear up rubbish in the stands of the 45,000-seater stadium. Japan-based s...

Hornets reportedly agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov Hornets reportedly agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

Mozgov, a 31-year-old big man who signed his current four-year deal with a Los Angeles front office led by new Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak , averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while playing only 31 games for the Nets. 45 selection and a 2021 pick - a...

Atlanta Hawks leaning towards taking Luka Doncic third overall in NBA Draft Atlanta Hawks leaning towards taking Luka Doncic third overall in NBA Draft

But the 19-year-old later added that getting to his second contract would likely indicate that his team thrived on the court. The NBA Draft isn't too far away now, in fact, it takes place on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York....

Spurs' Leonard wants trade to LA Spurs' Leonard wants trade to LA

With plenty of young assets, the Lakers could have packaged something together to acquire said player and try for an immediate rebuild around said player. But there is also the hope that all three could end up in Los Angeles. Leonard, who turns 27 ...

Diego Costa gives Spain crucial win over doughty Iran Diego Costa gives Spain crucial win over doughty Iran

CHANCES TO BREAK IRAN'S RESOLVE: With five attempts in the first-half, all of differing difficulty, you would have expected one of those to find the back of the net. There was no doubt a goal was coming and Silva was involved in the build-up to D...

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