Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

5 things to look out for at the World Cup on Wednesday 5 things to look out for at the World Cup on Wednesday

For those old enough to remember Bryan Robson's 27-second opener against France in 1982, you will recall that World Cup campaigns can start well but then unfortunately peter out. There hasn't been a draw in such a game since the tournament expanded...

Lukaku set to sit out of England v Belgium Lukaku set to sit out of England v Belgium

Poland coach Adam Nawalka said his team had needed to beat Japan in their final World Cup match on Thursday to prove they were not quitters and bring some joy to their country's football fans after a miserable campaign in Russian Federation.

Belgium, Colombia on top as Japan squeeze through

England managed only two shots on goal and earned just 47 percent of possession. A draw will see Senegal qualify and Colombia eliminated. Yellow cards often are given more in the late stages of matches, with two issued to Senegal and one to ...

LeBron Reportedly Texted Kevin Durant About Teaming Up In L.A. LeBron Reportedly Texted Kevin Durant About Teaming Up In L.A.

Smith seemed like a potential game-changer. I'm the reigning two-time champion. LeBron has until 11:59 p.m. ET Friday to formally decline or opt in on the previous year of his contract with Cleveland. The Lakers reportedly are looking to trade...

England Team vs Belgium, Predicted XI England Team vs Belgium, Predicted XI

The Three Lions go into the match against Belgium in Kalingrad having already qualified for the knockout rounds. We will therefore rely on Lukaku, signed for £75 million last summer, to build on his 27-goal debut season and fire us into title c...

ESPN Insider Predicts LeBron James Will Opt Out On Friday

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant believes his path was more hard than that of Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James . It's between two men. Although Harden apparently does not believe James is a necessary component to the Rockets ov...

Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards

Jan Bednarek got the solitary goal of the match in the 59th minute when he beat his marker at the far post to volley in a swirling free-kick from Rafal Kurzawa. A win for Colombia, however, will see them qualify ahead of either Japan or Senegal. Se...

Jones looking forward to Premier League-style clash with Belgium

With attention starting to drift towards challenges further down the line and a possible route to the final, it has been suggested that finishing second in Group G could be most beneficial . The game likely will hinge on one or two magic moments, an...

Nadal regains top spot Nadal regains top spot

Rafael Nadal will return to the top of the rankings following Federer's failure to win the title in Germany for a 10th time. Rochus did break Roger once in the second set but that gave him nothing, serving at only 49% and losing serve twice in eac...

Senegal can repeat 2002 WC success in 2018: Cisse Senegal can repeat 2002 WC success in 2018: Cisse

They did the same after Japan's victory over Colombia and Senegal's win over Poland on Tuesday. Nishino repeatedly emphasised the speed, physicality and organisation of the Senegal team and said the smaller Japanese would need to adapt their game...

India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six

File image of Ireland captain Gary Wilson and Indian captain Virat Kohli . Before a full tour - consisting three T20Is, as many ODIs and five Tests - against England , India will be warming up in Dublin in the said two-match series agains...

Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA

South Korea , also eliminated, had the best early chance of the game when Germany keeper Manuel Neuer spilled a free kick in the 19th minute but managed to recover quickly and slap the ball away. Brazil , having won in 2002, are the only reigning ...

Lakers, Kawhi, Deal Could Be Done By Friday Lakers, Kawhi, Deal Could Be Done By Friday

National Basketball Association players, in general, don't have a good track record of coming back from such an injury to continue to play at a high level. George may not be the best perimeter defender in the game, but he is more than capable of slow...

Colombia's Cuadrado warns of Senegal threat ahead of Group H finale Colombia's Cuadrado warns of Senegal threat ahead of Group H finale

The same goes for Colombia , which lost to Japan before throttling Poland. Despite following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Japan with a decisive 3-0 win over Poland, Colombia need to beat the on-form Africans in Samara if they are to avoid what ...

Bubba Watson completes comeback win as Paul Casey fades — Travelers Championship Bubba Watson completes comeback win as Paul Casey fades — Travelers Championship

Following his comeback victory, Watson was nostalgic about playing in CT. Watson would join Billy Casper as the only players to win this tournament more than twice. Here's how they broke down with Tiger Woods as the only outlier. Behind them were f...

Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium

Results elsewhere and the way the knockout draw has fallen so far have led to widespread suggestions the runner up out of England and Belgium would be in a better position to blaze a trail into the latter stages. Romelu Lukaku is definitely rule...

Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games? Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?

Russian Federation and Uruguay are both already through to the round of 16 and play each other at 2am on Tuesday (NZ time) to see who tops the group. The winners of Group E face the second-placed team in Group F. Germany is eliminated if it los...

Kaka On Lionel Messi's Struggles With Argentina Kaka On Lionel Messi's Struggles With Argentina

Nigeria weren't given much of a chance of qualification from this tough World Cup group, and after a dismal showing against Croatia in their opener, their chances looked nearly non existent. If they win and Nigeria loses to Argentina, Iceland advan...

Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat

According to SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh, the Wizards' playoff chances drop from 38 percent to 21.9 percent with the departure of Gortat and addition of Rivers. Rivers will serve as backcourt depth for the Wizards behind the star duo of John...

Hamilton won the qualification in France Hamilton won the qualification in France

Bottas had to limp back to the pits for a new tyres. Vettel was involved in an incident with Valtteri Bottas in the opening lap which saw the German slapped with a five-second penalty and effectively killed off his hopes of challenging Hamilton.

Harry Kane hits hat-trick as England score six against Panama Harry Kane hits hat-trick as England score six against Panama

England skipper was next on the scoresheet after scoring a penalty past Panama goal keeper Penedo. The Liverpool skipper believes trying to plot a course dependent on which teams could be faced later in the tournament is not the way to go and is...

Barbora Strycova, Magdalena Rybarikova advance at Birmingham Classic Barbora Strycova, Magdalena Rybarikova advance at Birmingham Classic

It was further proof of a remarkable recovery for the Slovak from a ranking of 453 early last year, which has been followed by a Wimbledon semifinal and a chance of regaining a title she won nine years ago. "It was hard to fight back, and I have to...

Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended after assault charge Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended after assault charge

When Gibbons was asked if the team was better off now knowing the length of Osuna's suspension he said that it helped, as the team must move beyond that and make do with what we have. Osuna's next court date will be July 9. Osuna is expected to par...

Denmark vs France at Luzhniki Stadium

The two teams were happy, and so were the thousands of Denmark fans who stayed to dance and cheer in an empty stadium. That didn't work Tuesday as word spread that Peru was beating Australia, meaning Denmark and France were safe at 0-0.

World of Outlaws driver Johnson dies after crash at Wisconsin track World of Outlaws driver Johnson dies after crash at Wisconsin track

NASCAR drivers, preparing to compete Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, mourned World of Outlaws sprint vehicle driver Jason Johnson , who died Sunday morning from injuries suffered in a crash at Beaver Dam (Wisconsin) Raceway. On Twitter , Eliason descri...

Senegal, Japan fans sweep stadium after victory, win hearts Senegal, Japan fans sweep stadium after victory, win hearts

Even if you're not insane about sports, the World Cup often brings out the best stories of compassion and worldwide peace. Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup - beat a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer....

South Korea v Germany preview: Joachim Low's men target last 16 South Korea v Germany preview: Joachim Low's men target last 16

Victory is required to guarantee a spot in the second round , with there still a chance that the group victor and runner-up could be determined by Fair Play count or the drawing of lots. They are [1.91] to win to nil . Sweden coach Janne Andersson ...

Germany face must-win against Sweden Germany face must-win against Sweden

Belgium , meanwhile, produced one of the few free-scoring performances of the tournament so far with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard in fine form for the Red Devils. Belgium's place in the last 16, and Tunisia's elimination, will be confirmed if Engla...

Nigeria 2, Iceland 0 Nigeria 2, Iceland 0

Ahmed Musa has set two World Cup records by firing Nigeria to their first win in Group D against Iceland on Friday. Nigeria were extremely disappointing in their opening match, a 2-0 defeat by Croatia . However, the Super Eagles opened...

Missing Messi fan's body found in Kerala river Missing Messi fan's body found in Kerala river

Two days later, police found his body near Illickal Bridge, in Meenachil River , around 10 kilometers from his village Arumanoor. "I am leaving. Nobody is responsible for my death". "Yesterday, he purchased a T shirt like the one worn by Messi and s...

Saudi Arabia v Egypt 25 June 2018 Saudi Arabia v Egypt 25 June 2018

He paid for the wasted opportunity deep into first-half stoppage time when Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan awarded Saudi Arabia a penalty and Salman Al-Faraj converted from the spot. This was Salah's second goal in his second match. Salah, who we...

Odds and Updated Predictions for Tuesday's Group Matches

The team now sit in third in the group with one draw from two games, behind France with six points and Denmark with four. "They're a team that have surprised me a lot", he told FIFA TV. "But in all three of the games, we couldn't make a difference ...

Kangaroo halts Australian football match Kangaroo halts Australian football match

The Australian national team - the Socceroos - are to play Peru in their World Cup match on Wednesday at 2am, NZT. A soccer came in the Australian capital was stopped for almost 20 minutes when a kangaroo hopped onto the field. I think it was just ...

Increasing number of young athletes, like Tyler Hilinski, suffering from CTE Increasing number of young athletes, like Tyler Hilinski, suffering from CTE

On Jan. 16, he was found dead in his apartment near campus from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Tyler Hilinski's father Mark said that he was told his 21-year-old son "had the brain of a 65-year-old". "I don't think he...

Minnows Iceland fall short of World Cup shock against Croatia

Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled with a penalty but Ivan Perisic grabbed a last-gasp victor. Needing only one more goal to progress after Argentina regained the lead against Nigeria, Iceland pressed for a victor but were caught out in injury time ...

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