by | July 16, 2018 | 04:19

Over the past four weeks, in 11 cities throughout the European part of the largest country in the world, it has been a tournament that has arguably improved Russia's image overseas as well as Russians' esteem for the world's most popular sport.

by | July 16, 2018 | 02:24

Croatia have played 90 more minutes and had a day's less rest than the French ahead of the final. But as the match progressed, it became clear France was headed for the win. Mbappe won the Young Player of the Tournament award and rightly so, his pace and direct style of play causes all sorts of problems for defenders and gives him and his teammates space to work in.

by | July 15, 2018 | 23:39

It´s up to us to put everything into place to achieve our dream of lifting the World Cup". He was the hero of France's World Cup-winning team 20 years ago whose success was hailed as a powerful and inspiring rejection of racism in French society.

by | July 15, 2018 | 23:15

Chelsea midfielder Hazard was runner-up to Modric following his impressive performances for Belgium, particularly in the knockout stages. Regaining composure, he said, "I've never doubted myself and I always knew I could come here to reach the level I am at today".

by | July 15, 2018 | 22:48

After the match, Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho , who is now serving as a pundit for Russian worldwide television network RT, got stuck into Manchester City's Raheem Sterling , claiming that he had a bad tournament. 'At United he's not receiving a ball off a player like [Andrea] Pirlo, the balls aren't getting to him quick enough in the right areas. United have also found it hard to lure in better players, as the big names have been representing their nations in Russian ...

by | July 15, 2018 | 21:32

In both games they found an opening from a set piece and then sat back, ceded possession, stayed solid and looked to pick their opponents off on the break. As of the release of this post, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final is in the 54th minute, with France up 2-1 over Croatia . "Sometimes this criticism is unfair", Griezmann said.

by | July 15, 2018 | 20:33

Fans charged the field during a thrilling segment of play, with France leading 2-1, as French star Kylian Mbappe couldn't covert a breakaway goal, then Croatia began a counterattack on a lopsided field. CROATIA 2, NIGERIA 0 : Like France in its first match, Croatia uses a penalty kick and an own-goal to grab the lead in a group many identified as among the toughest.

by | July 15, 2018 | 19:34

Rafael Nadal reaches the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2011 thanks to an epic five-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro on Centre Court. [ALSO LIKE] Should the two players face off again this season, the rematch will likely come on hard courts. "I hope I get off to a good start, go from there".

by | July 15, 2018 | 19:00

Despite chances for both sides, the half-time score remained goalless. France began the second half much stronger than they had the first and they showed yet again how risky they are from set-pieces, with Umtiti scoring a header from a corner in the 51 minute.

by | July 15, 2018 | 17:44

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to be announced as Conte's replacement, though Chelsea are yet to officially confirm his departure. Widespread reports emerged in England and Italy that the Blues had dismissed Conte after two seasons in charge. Chelsea FC has confirmed sacking manager Antonio Conte .

by | July 15, 2018 | 17:38

Before the tournament started, there were doubts over us. "For us, we are not the favourites". "We will analyse all of this and we will make sure that the Croatians are not in good shape, and that we can block their best player and their best plan of attack".

by | July 15, 2018 | 16:17

A ferocious fightback from Rafael Nadal wasn't enough for the Spaniard to fight off Novak Djokovic in a thrilling finish to Wimbledon's two day, five-set semi-final. "People who saw the match here, it was very clear that very few things separated the two players. If [I do], you are going to write about this, and I don't want you to write about this today".

by | July 15, 2018 | 15:58

Lovren bounced back later in the season, helping Liverpool reach the Champions League final. Croatia do not have a world class right-back and left-back, but they do not concede. "This feels incredible, especially after everything that was said about us before the game". France came into the World Cup with a squad of players who were considered in some quarters to be the best in Russian Federation.

by | July 15, 2018 | 10:26

The low blow hardly slowed Pacquiao, who continued to overwhelm Matthysse in the seventh round before he landed a hard left uppercut that knocked him down for the third time in the fight. The 35-year-old Argentine, who came in with a reputation as a big puncher, had no answer to Pacquiao's blistering speed and he dropped again in the fifth.

by | July 15, 2018 | 10:16

Club director Marina Granovskaia said: 'We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea . Jorginho will be a big upgrade and he has the potential to form a devastating partnership alongside N'Golo Kante in the middle of the park next season so I think he'll be a superb signing for Chelsea .

by | July 15, 2018 | 10:15

On Friday, Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reported that the Phillies had increased their offer for Machado, showing their aggressive pursuit for the shortstop, ramping up the offer in order to outbid other teams. Should the Yankees not want to make Andujar the big chip, outfielder Clint Frazier is also an option. Despite that, it's likely that Dave Dombrowski is simply doing his due diligence on Machado's price tag.

by | July 15, 2018 | 06:28

Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday. The total match time was 5 hours, 15 minutes, making it the second-longest semifinal match in terms of duration in Wimbledon history. "If you ask majority, I'm sure they would have preferred to see a fifth-set tiebreaker, too".

by | July 14, 2018 | 22:56

Djokovic led by two sets to one when play was halted on Friday evening and the Serb returned under the Centre Court roof to win the second longest men's semi-final in Wimbledon history at five hours and 14 minutes. Isner is an exceptional server - one of the best ever, if not the best. Indeed, the only error the South African committed in the second set was on set point.

by | July 14, 2018 | 21:12

Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina currently occupy the top five slots in the ranking but Southgate said that the pressure is now on England to rise up to the very top. "I don't care. I want the star (on my shirt for World Cup winners)". "But I was still an active footballer, so I could only attend the first three games".

by | July 14, 2018 | 20:55

France's Romain Bardet Bardet trails the leader's pace by 1:45 after he broke his back wheel during the sixth stage of the Tour de France . Great French hope Romain Bardet (Ag2r) and last year's Giro d'Italia victor Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) were the biggest losers among the overall favourites, losing 31 seconds and 53 seconds respectively.

by | July 14, 2018 | 19:41

Today, he's participating with the Pistons as part of the team's Summer League stint. Games will be played through Tuesday. He's definitely someone to keep an eye on. McKinney-Jones played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last season. In just over 27 minutes of action, the Grizzlies' rookie forward scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds and his team won 95-92.

by | July 14, 2018 | 19:05

Experienced Argentine official Nestor Pitana will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday, an uncontroversial decision which rewards his authoritative performances in Russian Federation.

by | July 14, 2018 | 18:40

Belgium will try to rebound from its narrow semifinal loss to France , while England is hoping to end its World Cup on a high note following its extra-time defeat to Croatia . The third-place match was dropped from the European championship by UEFA following the 1980 tournament but has remained part of the World Cup calendar despite complaints.

by | July 14, 2018 | 18:43

After he was selected as an American League reserve behind starting third baseman Jose Ramirez, Bregman took to Twitter to express his excitement. The Red Sox have a second starter in designated hitter J.D. For the American League, Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians , Luis Severino of the New York Yankees , and Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox are a few of a number of potential candidates.

by | July 14, 2018 | 17:28

According to ESPN , Never has plans to do another mural, featuring several members of the Lakers , for Spectrum SportsNet, the network that televises the Lakers. 'I got a ton of support, ' Never said. One person even offered fans $300 to alter the mural. Never says the reactions to his mural were mixed, overall.

by | July 14, 2018 | 17:09

He's a good player and both teams could use him. While some of the future National Basketball Association stars are lighting up the court in Las Vegas in Summer League, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker chose to take his game to the blacktop and take on some fans in a pickup game.

by | July 14, 2018 | 17:07

Trump, who had accused May of taking too long to quit the European Union in the Sun interview, acknowledged that talks to leave the bloc are "not an easy negotiation to be sure" and said that the deal Britain reached "is OK with me", before adding "just make sure we can trade together".

by | July 14, 2018 | 11:15

I was cutting a ribbon for the opening of Turnberry - you know they totally did a whole renovation, it is handsome - the day before the Brexit vote", Trump said . Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby in north London on July 10, 2018 ahead of a demonstration in London to coincide with the visit of the US president.

by | July 14, 2018 | 09:43

Serena Williams admits she's been surprised by her march to the Wimbledon final after only playing four tournaments since returning to the court . "I had a really tough delivery and I had to have multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth ", the champion said.

by | July 14, 2018 | 08:47

After Nadal squandered four set points in the third set tiebreak, with a double fault on one of them, Del Potro made him pay as he pounced on his first chance to raise the prospect of another astonishing upset on day nine of the championships.

by | July 14, 2018 | 07:33

After the match, Anderson said: "I don't really know what to say right now". Just playing like that in those sort of conditions, it's really tough on both of us. "It's a bit of a sign for the grand slams to change this five-set format", he said. It is also the second-longest match in Wimbledon history. "I need a lot of treatment in terms of getting the body back balanced and stuff, but at the same time obviously sleep is important, too".

by | July 14, 2018 | 07:28

Chelsea are also closing in on their first major summer signing of the transfer window, with Napoli midfielder Jorginho set to follow his former manager to the Premier League club. "Good luck for the future". The Italian had two contrasting campaigns at the helm as he over a team that finished 10th in the Premier League as defending champions and turned them around immediately to reclaim the title in 2016/17.

by | July 14, 2018 | 06:03

Twitter was abuzz with jokes that the Anderson-Isner match could well stretch beyond the 70-68 final-set scoreline that Isner won with over Mahut eight years ago. He fashioned three break points from the next rally and took the second, the first break of the set. That gave two players who have contested some of the most gruelling matches in tennis history less than three hours or the prospect of completing the match on Saturday.

by | July 14, 2018 | 05:14

Pliskova's exit means that for the first time in the Open era, no top ten seeds on the Ladies' side reached the quarterfinals at the All-England Club as Bertens sets up a last eight tie with 13th seed Julia Goerges with the victor advancing to their first Wimbledon semifinal.

by | July 13, 2018 | 23:21

The only match to last longer at Wimbledon was Isner's win over Nicolas Mahut in 2010, which ended 70-68 in the fifth set after 11 hours, 5 minutes. The Isner-Anderson match was the first Grand Slam men's semifinal to go past 6-all in the deciding set since the 2013 French Open, and the first at Wimbledon since 2001.