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Sports Another early exit for Socceroos at the World Cup
Author: 0 Another early exit for Socceroos at the World Cup

We would have been stupid if we opened up. However, losses in Peru's first two Group C games to France and Denmark doomed the South Americans to an early exit from Russian Federation. Denmark will take on the winners of the same group - which will either be Croatia or Nigeria. There's a good chance that they may fall short in Russian Federation, but former Socceroos star Bosnich thinks that Cahill could be considered the greatest ever player to pull on the yellow and green shirt.

Sports Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat
Author: 0 Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat

The Clippers traded Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Marcin Gortat , and while the two players aren't exactly All-Stars, the implications involve much bigger names like DeAndre Jordan and (potentially) DeMarcus Cousins .

Sports Hamilton heats up French Grand Prix
Author: 0 Hamilton heats up French Grand Prix

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, 36 and 38 respectively, are the only current drivers to have won a grand prix on French soil - although former double world champion Alonso won the Le Mans 24 Hours at the weekend.

Sports Lewis Hamilton defends Vettel's error-prone record after crash in France
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton defends Vettel's error-prone record after crash in France

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Hamilton, however, believed the stewards were too lenient on Vettel for the collision. But Hamilton's mood later took a turn as he watched a replay of Vettel's crash with Bottas on the 210mph charge to the opening bend. Take a look through the gallery above to see the latest Drivers' Championship standings after the French Grand Prix .

Sports South Korea v Germany
Author: 0 South Korea v Germany

Goals from Marco Reus and Toni Kroos in the second half helped Germany to come from a goal down to claim a vital victory in their second group game following their defeat by Mexico in their opener. Sweden looked like it was going to cruise to a 1-1 draw against Germany and possession itself for the knockout stages, but it allowed a late goal to Toni Kroos .

Sports Kroos Missile Secures Last-Gasp Germany Win
Author: 0 Kroos Missile Secures Last-Gasp Germany Win

His health was of question before the World Cup because a knee injury that caused him to miss more than half of last season with Borussia Dortmund, but Reus said he's able to start and play a full match. Both teams love to keep the ball on the ground, but the tactical strictness of the Koreans with very little room for creativity (or very little ability to deploy it) could come in handy for Mexico , who stunned Germany not just by beating but by completely outplaying them.

Sports Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE
Author: 0 Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

Mark and Kym Hilinski spoke with NBC about a Sports Illustrated documentary which will reflect on what happened to Tyler, who medical examiners said had the brain of a 65-year-old. Hilinski saw limited on-field action with the Cougars in 2016 and 2017 but was expected to vie for Washington State's starting job in 2018 following the graduation of Luke Falk .

Sports Lukaku for England game, says coach Roberto Martinez
Author: 0 Lukaku for England game, says coach Roberto Martinez

He did look bright, getting himself on the scoresheet in the process but his finishing overall proved erratic as he spurned a number of good chances that came his way, including one he worked entirely himself through some gorgeous footwork.

Author: 0 Perisic strike ends Iceland campaign as Croatia secure maximum points

Iceland made three changes from their defeat to Nigeria, with Johann Gudmundsson the most notable change back in midfield, replacing Rurik Gislason. Here's how to watch Iceland vs. Croatia online. Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty for Iceland was the 17th scored at the 2018 World Cup , equalling the most penalties scored in a single World Cup tournament (also 17 in 1998).

Author: 0 Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

The South Americans will have a huge support with them by the Black Sea as they attempt to claim a consolation victory in their first appearance at the World Cup since 1982. "What we couldn't do in the other (matches), we were able to do it today", Gareca said. The biggest positive is that the result was good enough to guarantee top spot in Group C and what should be a favourable draw against an Argentina in disarray, Nigeria or Iceland.

Sports Welcome to the club! Cavani joins Suarez in Uruguayan goalscorer record
Author: 0 Welcome to the club! Cavani joins Suarez in Uruguayan goalscorer record

Russia's misery was compounded when Cavani bundled home a late third to join Suarez as the only La Celeste players to score in three consecutive World Cups . The striking blow was struck by Salem Al-Dawsari in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the game. Russian Federation and Uruguay face-off to determine who will top Group A as both teams have already qualified with 6 points each.

Sports Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award
Author: 0 Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

While Harden could win the award for the first time in his career, he will face competition from Cleveland Cavaliers star and four-time MVP LeBron James , who has staked a claim for the award after enjoying one of his best individual seasons.

Sports Three players to watch in Nigeria vs Argentina
Author: 0 Three players to watch in Nigeria vs Argentina

Jorge Sampaoli's side were held by Iceland in their opening game and were then thrashed 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday night. A Nigeria win would send the Icelanders and Argentinians both home. Nigeria and Argentina fought over a spot in the next round of the 2018 World Cup . The Barcelona star's team is on the ropes and looking to stay alive, having already battled Iceland to a surprising draw and faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Croatia .

Sports Ronaldo quiets Iran fans down from hotel room before Portugal match
Author: 0 Ronaldo quiets Iran fans down from hotel room before Portugal match

Portugal's dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran in Group B's final round on Monday included the 19th and 20th spot-kicks of the tournament. The likes of Luis Suarez will be rearing to take on Ronaldo and his men. The veteran was on track to start the Pharaohs' first two matches against Uruguay and Russian Federation but ultimately lost out to the 29-year-old Mohamed El Shenawy.

Sports Nigeria v Iceland - Preview and possible lineups
Author: 0 Nigeria v Iceland - Preview and possible lineups

Gylfi Sigurdsson blasted high a VAR-confirmed penalty kick with 10 minutes to go, and Iceland could not recover, staying on a point with Argentina . Having ditched his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation after watching his Nigeria side produce a lacklustre performance against Croatia , Rohr opted for a change in system against Iceland , converting to a 3-5-2 formation to encourage more balance and attacking intensity.

Sports Something different: NASCAR drivers embrace Sonoma challenge | AP sports
Author: 0 Something different: NASCAR drivers embrace Sonoma challenge | AP sports

ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio ). It's the sixth pole of his Cup Series career and the second straight year Larson, who grew up in the Sacramento suburbs, will start first at Sonoma. Among active drivers, Bowyer and Kurt Busch have posted the most consistent top-five finishes on road courses, while Harvick has won once on each track .

Author: 0 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks 'stressed and unhappy' - Pablo Zabaleta

The victory means Nigeria move into second in Group D on three points from their two games - two behind Croatia on six but two ahead of Iceland and Argentina , who are on one point apiece. An Iceland win would have spelled near-doom for two-time World Cup winners Argentina and Lionel Messi, but Musa's heroics have blown things wide open for the group finale on Tuesday.

Sports Body of missing Argentina fan traced in Meenachil river
Author: 0 Body of missing Argentina fan traced in Meenachil river

A distraught football fan from Kottayam in Kerala was suspected to have jumped into a river on Friday morning after Argentina's shock defeat against Croatia in a FIFA world cup match the evening before. A close relative of Alex told IANS that he was a hardcore Messi fan and his mobile phone had a picture of Messi as the wallpaper. The purported suicide note, found from Alex's bedroom, said: "I have nothing else left to watch in this world".

Author: 0 Australia vs. Peru - Football Match Preview

He will of course be hoping to secure another game with the Socceroos and a win against Peru is a must on Tuesday in Sochi. On one point to Denmark's four, the Socceroos need victory against Peru and for France to beat the Danes - preferably handsomely - to have hope of advancing.

Sports Australia’s Ben Simmons crowned NBA Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 Australia’s Ben Simmons crowned NBA Rookie of the Year

Ben Simmons is the Rookie of the Year! Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals while guiding the 76ers alongside Joel Embiid to the Eastern Conference's three seed and their first playoff appearance since 2012 following years of futility.

Sports Russian Federation player did something very confusing during Luis Suarez's free-kick for Uruguay
Author: 0 Russian Federation player did something very confusing during Luis Suarez's free-kick for Uruguay

With both teams already qualified for the last 16, Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov also chose to make three changes to the side that beat Egypt 3-1. Uruguay stamped their authority early in the group decider. - Uruguay are the first side to win all three of their group games without conceding a single goal since Argentina in 1998 (seven goals scored, none conceded).

Author: 0 Russia, Uruguay, Spain and Portugal advance to round of 16

Morocco had nothing to play for, except for the chance to spoil Spain's World Cup campaign, that is. They need completely different skills. Portugal and Iran play in a must-win match on Monday. Karim Ansarifard equalized with a stoppage time penalty awarded after a video review. There were also two penalties in the game earlier on Monday between Saudi Arabia and Egypt - veteran Egypt goalkeeper Essam Elhadary saved the first before Salman Alfaraj converted the second.

Sports Will Portugal, Spain both advance to last 16 on Monday?
Author: 0 Will Portugal, Spain both advance to last 16 on Monday?

Spain ´s midfielder Isco (L) kicks to score their first goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B match between Spain and Morocco at the Kaliningrad Stadium on June 25, 2018 . Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and 2010 winners Spain progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on a Monday night of high drama dominated by VAR decisions, as Uruguay pipped Russian Federation to top spot in their group.

Sports Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria
Author: 0 Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria

Odion Ighalo has said that he expects Nigeria's Group D showdown with Argentina to be like "a war" as both teams battle for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup . The team's German manager Gernot Rohr praised their "humility, solidarity and fighting spirit" so far in the tournament, believing his young squad has a good shot at victory over Argentina .

Sports France look to continue winning run against Denmark
Author: 0 France look to continue winning run against Denmark

Denmark, who are two points behind France in second, need a draw to confirm the place in the next round. The Danes need to avoid defeat to progress to the next phase , and they could even qualify with a loss if Australia do not emerge victorious from their game against already-eliminated Peru and improve their goal difference by a significant enough margin to leapfrog them.

Sports Fekir could sign new Lyon deal says Aulas
Author: 0 Fekir could sign new Lyon deal says Aulas

Then they were on the verge of signing Nabil Fekir . It's looking like there are going to be several overlapping elements to the transfer business of Real Madrid and Liverpool this summer. Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of Fekir and the player even conducted an interview with Liverpool's club website before the deal hit a stumbling block.

Sports Fans, pundits react to Group B VAR chaos
Author: 0 Fans, pundits react to Group B VAR chaos

Ronaldo has been on a tear since the start of the World Cup . We've also taken a look at the probabilities of qualification generated by number-crunching website FiveThirtyEight's 2018 World Cup predictions, as well as the latest odds to get out of the group being offered by bookmakers.

Sports Honda - Red Bull deal is an opportunity to show our potential
Author: 0 Honda - Red Bull deal is an opportunity to show our potential

Red Bull Team principal Christian Horner quoted "This multi-year agreement with Honda signals the start of an exciting new phase in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's efforts to compete not just for Grand Prix wins but for what is always our goal - championship titles".

Sports Russian Federation 2018 breaks World Cup penalties record
Author: 0 Russian Federation 2018 breaks World Cup penalties record

It's always lovely when a player brings their specialist bit of skill to a World Cup. Spain bounds ahead of Portugal thanks to Iran's equaliser with minutes remaining in the match in Kalingrad. Portugal still holds group honours courtesy of its one-goal lead. Spain's Iago Aspas scores the key second goal against Morocco that gave Spain the edge and first place in Group B of the World Cup.

Sports US Open to revamp seedings for pregnancy absences
Author: 0 US Open to revamp seedings for pregnancy absences

Williams then withdrew with an injury before the fourth-round of the French Open . "No offence. You're talking about Serena Williams ". John McEnroe has called on Wimbledon chiefs to take action and seed Serena Williams - at the expense of the 32nd seed.

Sports Who's in, who's out and who can still go through
Author: 0 Who's in, who's out and who can still go through

The first three levels are fairly simple. Seven points though would not make sure of first place. The second is the goal difference, followed by goals scored. Brazil , Switzerland and Serbia are in contention for the two places. Morocco, with nothing to play for, led the game 2-1 heading into stoppage time, but a spectacular heel-flick equalizer from substitute forward Iago Aspas earned Spain the draw .

Sports Iran’s Carlos Queiroz berates Federation Internationale de Football Association over Cristiano Ronaldo VAR escape
Author: 0 Iran’s Carlos Queiroz berates Federation Internationale de Football Association over Cristiano Ronaldo VAR escape

Ronaldo has scored all of Portugal's four goals in the tournament so far, a superb hat-trick in the 3-3 draw with Spain , and A Selecao's 1-0 victor against Morocco , which saw him become the European all-time record scorer . "That hurts a lot more to them than to other players". "But I think Iran , without any doubt in my opinion, with the discipline, with the attitude, with the way we controlled the game, if there was some justice in football - which doesn't exist - only one victor ...

Sports Joel Embiid’s Free Agency Pitch To LeBron James Is Extremely On Brand
Author: 0 Joel Embiid’s Free Agency Pitch To LeBron James Is Extremely On Brand

Before he joined the Heat, James had meetings with the Chicago Bulls , New York Knicks , Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers , where team representatives pitched the All-Star with personalized presentations and marketing plans. The Cavs have reportedly reached out to the Spurs about Leonard, but there's no traction on a trade, and the Cavs have less-attractive assets than some other Eastern Conference teams.