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by | July 02, 2018 | 23:44

Although it was Japan who almost took the lead right before the break, when Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois fumbled a save on an effort from Yuto Nagatomo, almost allowing the ball to roll into his own goal . The European side enjoyed more possession and attacking opportunities in the first half. Inui headed at Courtois, who shortly after allowed a deflection by Yuya Osako through his legs before recovering, although replays showed the striker was probably offside.

by | July 02, 2018 | 23:06

With the match going back and forth, the victor came on 51 minutes off a lovely bit of play by Neymar . He darted across the edge of the area before a ideal backheel released Willian , whose low cross fizzed into the danger area where Neymar slid in to turn the ball home.

by | July 02, 2018 | 22:57

Uruguay defended tenaciously, battled in midfield and packed a killer punch in their strike duo of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani . Portugal would have to wait for the second half to equalise - with a goal in the 55th minute from Pepe .

by | July 02, 2018 | 22:16

Woods kept the round from getting away from him two big par saves to start the back nine, both times having to chop it back to the fairway. The putt gave Tiger four consecutive birdies , moving him to eight under for the tournament, just one shot off the lead.

by | July 02, 2018 | 21:59

IN wanted to go after bigger names in free agency and planned to discuss bringing Stephenson back. In short, there's a reasonable chance that LeBron James could wind up playing in the National Basketball Association either with - or far more interestingly, against - his own dang son.

by | July 02, 2018 | 20:58

Brazil will now face the winners of Belgium and Japan in the quarterfinals, though Casemiro will be suspended after picking up a yellow card in the second half. It was a choking blow for Mexico , who had been the better side for the opening half an hour, pegging Brazil back and creating several half chances.

by | July 02, 2018 | 20:36

Gilas players Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Andray Blatche , Jayson Castro, Carl Bryan Cruz, Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario, and Matthew Wright were thrown out, while Australians Chris Goulding, Kickert, Thon Maker , and Nathan Sobey were also ejected.

by | July 02, 2018 | 20:01

James would also reportedly make the Lakers a more attractive place to play. James has been linked to multiple teams in free agency, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and 76ers. Entering his 16th National Basketball Association season, James had been with the Cavs for 11 of them with a four-year break at the Miami Heat in 2010-2014.

by | July 02, 2018 | 19:59

Twelve players, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach had been stranded for 10 days in the Tham Luang Nang Non caves in Thailand's rugged, mountainous Chiang Rai province. Rescue teams have also been scouring thick jungle on the mountainside for alternative routes into the cave. Rear Admiral Apakorn Yuukongkaew, commander of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit said divers had reached "chamber three", having been driven back by rising floodwaters when they reached the same point earlier ...

by | July 02, 2018 | 19:49

If Kylian Mbappe keeps turning on the afterburners in Russia, "Flash" will be a more appropriate nickname for the Paris Saint-Germain starlet, who has been dubbed "Donatello" by his clubmates for a more than passing resemblance to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character.

by | July 02, 2018 | 18:55

LeBron James continues his chase for National Basketball Association greatness with the storied franchise of the Los Angeles Lakers . Here's what's being said. James, 33, put an end to the saga in the early hours of the morning by joining the Lakers on a four-year deal worth £116m ($154). Klay Thompson , for instance, will be a free agent after next year and given that his father Mychael was a forward on the last two of Johnson and Riley's Laker title teams as well as a current Lakers ...

by | July 02, 2018 | 17:43

A Brazil side finding their stride in Russian Federation after a slow start are arguably the toughest challenge Mexico could have asked for as they were punished for failing to back up victories over Germany and South Korea with defeat to Sweden to finish second in Group F.

by | July 02, 2018 | 17:01

Germany went 1-0-2 in the Tournament with their only win coming against Sweden when Toni Kroos scroed the game victor deep into added time. The Mexicans provided one of the early shocks of the tournament when they beat Germany 1-0. At any moment, the ball can go in. Back in 2014, when the team were again sent packing at the earliest opportunity, they arrived back from Brazil and were pelted with toffee candies.

by | July 02, 2018 | 15:57

Yes, the elephant in the room is the missed pop fly in Game 2 , but that's honestly not why the whole state is still mourning about losing a National Championship . Arkansas (48-20) turned back the Beavers (54-12-1) when they threatened in the sixth and eighth innings, and they were in position to do the same in the ninth if not for the bungled foul ball.

by | July 02, 2018 | 12:31

James told the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent on Sunday when National Basketball Association teams can begin negotiations with players before signing them on July 6.

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:58

Roma, who have Monchi working on their transfers in and out of the club, know that Madrid won't offer more than €40m and as such the goalkeeper is likely to remain in Rome next season. Courtois - who has not put pen-to-paper despite being offered £200,000-a-week by Chelsea according to the Evening Standard - would offer a potentially cheaper option for the La Liga giants compared to Alisson.

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:40

George had opted out of his OKC deal to join the free agent market earlier this week. Magic Johnson claims not to feel pressure, but George's decision has to have him anxious. The most obvious possibility would be to do something with Carmelo Anthony and his $27.9 million expiring contract. It didn't quite work out - the Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year.

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:25

Froome is being investigated by world cycling's governing body after double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol was found in his urine during his 2017 Vuelta a Espana win. The news that they were excluding Froome was leaked by French daily Le Monde on Sunday, and confirmed to AFP by sources close to the organizers. Sky, ASO and the French Olympic Committee will each choose an arbiter to decide whether Froome should be allowed to start the Tour.

by | July 02, 2018 | 09:44

Now the three-time National Basketball Association champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth-richest athlete in the world with annual income of $85.5 million, is taking his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers .

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:41

Kinhult shot five birdies in a row just before the turn to get to 10 under, and he kept his advantage with a bogey and a birdie to stay two shots ahead of England's Chris Wood at Le Golf National, where the Ryder Cup will be staged in September.

by | July 02, 2018 | 07:35

Akinfeev saved Koke's penalty, allowing Golovin to give Russian Federation the advantage. Yuri Zhirkov gave away a free kick when he fouled Nacho on the right and, when Aesnsio curled the cross in, Ignashevish tangled with Sergio Ramos at the far post and the ball flew in off the defender.

by | July 02, 2018 | 07:14

His legacy is already written as one of the two or three best players to ever play the game, but the same can't be said for Kawhi Leonard who could soon be his teammate with the Lake Show. The Lakers have some solid young talent in Brandon Ingram , Lonzo Ball , Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart , but none of the usual ready-made stars James has played alongside in the past.

by | July 02, 2018 | 05:00

James, in contrast, hasn't missed the postseason since his second National Basketball Association season in 2004-05, and has appeared in eight straight Finals. LeBron James is set to become the Los Angeles Lakers' next megastar. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He played 11 seasons in Cleveland in total, including the last four after he returned from Miami.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:56

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. Croatia's three victories in have led many to claim that Croatia could win the World Cup 2018, especially in a tournament where there appears no outstanding favourite.

by | July 02, 2018 | 00:47

Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Spain - with every big name that has crashed out in Russian Federation, so the expectation has increased among the the Croatian fans that their side could emulate the greats who came third at France '98, and they outnumbered the Danes in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium .

by | July 01, 2018 | 22:52

He saved Koke's effort to hand Russian Federation the advantage and then, denied Iago Aspas to awaken the subdued 78,000 crowd in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. It was Nacho, in for Dani Carvajal at right-back, who won the free-kick that led to Spain taking the lead as he was caught by Yury Zhirkov to the right of the penalty area.

by | July 01, 2018 | 21:24

Ronaldo will be 37 by the time the next World Cup iS played in Qatar, but he would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his global career after Portugal lost 2-1 to Uruguay, courtesy of two goals from Edinson Cavani. "We've played fantastically in the group stage", Modric said. We've had three games here but we're going to look at what happened 10 or 15 years ago? "It is a stern test for us, but it is high time that this generation hurdles this obstacle which we haven't ...

by | July 01, 2018 | 20:22

Verstappen's Red Bull team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo was also forced to retire on his 29th birthday. Vettel crossed the line third as Ferrari opted against switching its drivers, and that was still enough for the German to regain the championship lead with Hamilton's retirement.

by | July 01, 2018 | 19:42

Germany went 1-0-2 in the Tournament with their only win coming against Sweden when Toni Kroos scroed the game victor deep into added time. After Italy in 1950, Brazil in 1966, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014, Germany join an infamous club of reigning champions knocked out in the group stage at the next World Cup .

by | July 01, 2018 | 19:14

From the time George announced he wasn't re-signing with IN through his entire first season with the Thunder , Lakers brass tapped their watches and laughed. "They honestly check the boxes where I needed those boxes to be checked from what a player wants and needs out of a front office, out of a medical group, out of teammates, out of a coaching staff", George said.

by | July 01, 2018 | 16:56

For the ceremony, The Maleficent star appeared to channel the ladylike-chic style of newly minted Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle , donning an knee-length Ralph & Russo couture dress in soft eggshell that featured a cowl bateau neck and long sleeves.

by | July 01, 2018 | 14:13

With a fight against Povetkin likely going to be next for Joshua in order to avoid being stripped of his WBA title. "April 13th at Wembley Stadium, Deontay Wilder can give the fans what they want, so don't worry about us, certainly don't worry about Anthony Joshua, he will fight any man".

by | July 01, 2018 | 12:08

With four All-Stars in their starting lineup, it nearly doesn't matter who else they have on their roster as they're capable of beating any team. But they have hopes of luring available veterans who may be willing to accept reduced contracts to compete for a championship.

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:13

The assumption right now is that two of James' leading options are to stay with the Cavaliers in Cleveland or going to Los Angeles and playing with the Lakers . James is now eligible to sign a five-year supermax deal with the Cavaliers that would be worth $205 million over five seasons. The chance to join one of the league's most iconic franchises has an appeal to James and he said following this year's Finals that he remains in "championship mode".

by | July 01, 2018 | 09:57

Paul George is headed back to Oklahoma City. ESPN is reporting that George met with team management and the ownership group Saturday night and they agreed to a four-year, $137 million deal with a player option . It's undoubtedly a prevailing sentiment with fans at least throwing it out like a pie in the sky wish. However, stranger things have happened in the past.