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Author: 0 Why England and Belgium both want to lose tomorrow's Group G matchup

I can't imagine a situation where I stand in front of the group of players I have got and start talking to them about anything else. Homes, pubs and big screen areas across England are expected to be packed on Thursday evening, while Downing Street has confirmed it will fly a St George's flag during the match.

Sport Nadal regains top spot in ATP rankings
Author: 0 Nadal regains top spot in ATP rankings

The world number one has endured a bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon despite being champion in 2008 and 2010. Federer also lost a chance to win his 99th ATP title. Inspired by that escape act, Cilic powered through the deciding set to leave Djokovic shell-shocked as he won the Wimbledon warm-up event for the first time since 2012.

Sport Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early
Author: 0 Germany is the third straight World Cup holder to exit early

President Reinhard Grindel, per ESPN. "We deserved to be eliminated". Plastic beer cups rained down, before Mexico defender Edson Alvarez compounded a miserable evening with a 74th-minute own goal when he miskicked past Ochoa. Jang, who started as a center back in the first two matches, was deployed as defensive midfielder. Spain then almost doubled their lead before a spectacular header from Robin van Persie got the Dutch even.

Sport Colombia's Abel Aguilar ruled out against Senegal with injury
Author: 0 Colombia's Abel Aguilar ruled out against Senegal with injury

Victory would put either side through, but a draw would be good enough for Senegal and might even work for Colombia if the worst team at the tournament, Poland, can find some testicular fortitude and banjo Japan. James Rodriguez departed Colombia's World Cup game against Senegal through injury. "It led to the goals and now we have a good position in this World Cup".

Sport Why are the final groupstage matches being held at the same time?
Author: 0 Why are the final groupstage matches being held at the same time?

Spain and Portugal should defeat Morocco and Iran respectively in Group B , although who will finish top of the group is a hard call. Take, for example, Mexico , which sits atop Group F with six points and seems certain, on the surface, of advancing to the round of 16 .

Sport Senegal's team easily has the best dance moves of the World Cup
Author: 0 Senegal's team easily has the best dance moves of the World Cup

Famous former football player and current coach of Senegal Aliu Cisse could not assume that in Russian Federation it will be called the sex symbol of the world championship. Things stayed insane when Japan and Senegal squared off Sunday in Ekaterinburg. On their only other appearance at the World Cup they reached the quarter-finals in 2002.

Sport Korea eliminated from World Cup, despite 2-0 win over Germany
Author: 0 Korea eliminated from World Cup, despite 2-0 win over Germany

Asked about Kim's strike, which was allowed after Toni Kroos was adjudged to have played the ball backwards, Low said: "The player was in an offside position - that's what I saw". It was the coach's fault, not the players'. Ultimately, Germany never recovered from that blow. Germany went into the match second in Group F by virtue of a superior head-to-head record over Sweden , but have been dumped out of the World Cup after the Scandinavians beat Mexico 3-0.

Author: 0 Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse

Convincingly beaten 3-0 in its match against Sweden, Mexico were set to be the next team sent packing from the World Cup on Wednesday. They lifted some South Korean fans in the air and paraded others to show their thanks for the World Cup assist.

Sport Lakers and Spurs Resume Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks
Author: 0 Lakers and Spurs Resume Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

This summer's free agency period is fixated on where LeBron James and Paul George will land. Kyrie Irving might be the only player in the history of the National Basketball Association to demand a trade away from a team with LeBron James , but he also believes the Earth is flat, so he's obviously a unique guy.

Sport Why Lukaku missed Belgium training ahead of crunch clash against England
Author: 0 Why Lukaku missed Belgium training ahead of crunch clash against England

England , with one fewer yellow card , top that as it stands. If England win Group G , and get past the runner-up of Group H , they will play the victor of Brazil and Mexico in the quarter-finals. "Three big games on the trot for your big players". Dier sat alongside Southgate for Wednesday's press conference and the England manager confirmed that the versatile Spurs man would indeed start for their final group game.

Sport Body found in freezer at stadium before Reds-Braves game
Author: 0 Body found in freezer at stadium before Reds-Braves game

Earlier reports had described the walk-in beer cooler as a freezer. The person's identity will not be released until their family is notified, Cobb County officer Sarah O'Hara said to the Journal-Constitution. An email response from a Braves spokesperson referred the MDJ to Cobb Police. The discovery of the body came just hours before the home game between the Braves and Reds.

Sport Australia in battle to avoid ODI whitewash
Author: 0 Australia in battle to avoid ODI whitewash

Fast bowler Billy Stanlake's opening spell of three wickets for 18 runs had given Australia a shot of a first worldwide win under coach Justin Langer , appointed after Darren Lehmann resigned in the fall-out from the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal in March.

Sport Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1
Author: 0 Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1

Williams had said before the ruling that the idea of the sport changing the way maternity leave is treated is bigger than her. Cibulkova could now potentially face Halep, or Williams, in the first round. The seven-time champion, who missed last year's event while pregnant, has played only three tournaments in the past 12 months but has been handed a favorable seed by Wimbledon organizers.

Sport Body found in beer cooler at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game
Author: 0 Body found in beer cooler at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game

Police interviewed witnesses at the stadium and co-workers, and they said they're working with the Atlanta Braves. His body was found when his coworkers began setting up for Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Keeling had already worked to get beer technology installed at The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins' stadiums, and was excited about the technology being added to SunTrust Park, Kuchta said.

Sport Uruguay defeat hosts Russian Federation in 3-0 win
Author: 0 Uruguay defeat hosts Russian Federation in 3-0 win

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were both on target in Samara, either side of Denis Cheryshev's own goal and a red card for the hosts' Igor Smolnikov. 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.

Sport Uruguay 0-0 Russian Federation
Author: 0 Uruguay 0-0 Russian Federation

Things went from bad to worse for the tournament hosts when they were reduced to 10 men when Igor Smolnikov picked up his second yellow card after 36 minutes. Mohamed Salah put Egypt ahead in the 22nd minute with when he deftly controlled a long ball from Abdalla Said that split the Saudi defense and then lobbed goalkeeper Yasser Almosailem.

Sport Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home
Author: 0 Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home

The five-time world champions got their campaign off to an underwhelming start when they drew 1-1 with Switzerland, and needed two injury-time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0. Switzerland have four points - the same as Brazil who are at the top of the table with a better goal difference. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was the next Serbian midfielder to be booked when he fouled Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus on 48 minutes.

Sport New Details Emerge From Death Of Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski
Author: 0 New Details Emerge From Death Of Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

The results indicated that he had the brain of a 65-year-old, with signs of extensive brain damage known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which has been found in hundreds of former National Football League players. Kelly Hilinski, Tyler's older brother and a medical student, told Sports Illustrated he has switched his focus from cardiovascular medicine to neurosurgery in order to study CTE.

Sport Golf roundup: Paul Casey has big lead at Travelers Championship
Author: 0 Golf roundup: Paul Casey has big lead at Travelers Championship

But, Bubba Watson wasn't the only one taking home a trophy tonight. He got to see me qualify for the Ryder Cup at this event. But clearly Casey was in control at that point, although things didn't turn out well for him on Sunday. It may not have been like the epic shot from Jordan Spieth previous year, but the excitement grew among the fans as Watson moved into first place.

Author: 0 Harry Kane set to start against Belgium

Belgium and England are equal on points and goal difference, which means if they draw, the group will be decided on disciplinary records. England , with one fewer yellow card, top that as it stands. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford does not envy his counterparts facing Harry Kane penalties he feels are more or less unsaveable. Delph could also be in line to feature, while Marcus Rashford could replace Raheem Sterling and be given his first start.

Sport National Basketball Association teams to host Aussie teams in exhibition games
Author: 0 National Basketball Association teams to host Aussie teams in exhibition games

The 6-foot-10 point forward from Australia edged out Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Boston's Jayson Tatum for the honor. Guard Tom Abercrombie told 1 NEWS he was "excited" to square off against the National Basketball Association team as part of this year's pre-season exhibition, which sees NBL sides face off against National Basketball Association teams.

Sport Thibaut Courtois says pride at stake against England in World Cup
Author: 0 Thibaut Courtois says pride at stake against England in World Cup

Panama did get a consolation goal though, their first ever at a World Cup . "I just want to get as far as I can with the team and if I can help my team by scoring as much as possible, that is all the better", said the striker, who cites the imposing Didier Drogba of Chelsea and Ivory Coast as a childhood role model.

Sport World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR
Author: 0 World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR

What's your opinion on VAR? Cape Town - All the reaction to a remarkable night of football as VAR controversy labelled as "farcical and shambolic" took centre stage as Spain and Portugal advanced to the last 16. You have reached one of our Premium stories. This meant all of Spain's first five goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored by Madrid-based players - Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid (three) and Nacho and Isco of Real Madrid (one apiece).

Sport Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'
Author: 0 Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'

Two German officials have been fined and warned over their conduct by governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association for their behaviour in celebrating a late winning goal over Sweden at the World Cup . "All I am saying is people behaved in ways you don't, you cheer when you win, you leave the opponents to feel sad, you don't react in the way they did".

Sport Twitter reacts to Austin Rivers being traded by father's team
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to Austin Rivers being traded by father's team

Though, Washington just recently selected former OR guard Troy Brown in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft. Rivers recently opted into his $12.6 million contract for the 18-19 season. Rivers played a career-high 34 minutes per game last season for the Clippers, and responded with a career-high 15.1 points and 4 assists per game. On the other hand, this might be an effort to replace DeAndre Jordan who's rumored to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.

Sport Hamilton admits World Cup may distract him at French GP
Author: 0 Hamilton admits World Cup may distract him at French GP

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. "Really excited to be back for the first grand prix at Paul Ricard in a long, long time". The track mostly dried out in time for qualifying, but a light drizzle returned midway through the hour-long session. They were followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, Renault's Carlos Sainz Jr.

Sport Who's in and who's out at the World Cup
Author: 0 Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Germany staved off an early World Cup exit by the finest of margins thanks to Toni Kroos's brilliant stoppage-time goal, but continue to trail an impressive Mexico side in Group F. "Of course, the first goal (by Sweden) was my fault". The moves eventually seemed to pay off, especially the decision to insert Reus into the lineup and letting him attack from the midfield.

Sport Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix
Author: 0 Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix

Hamilton ruled from start to finish on Formula One's return to France after a decade away to claim his third victory of the season and move 14 points clear of Vettel in their race for a fifth world championship. Vettel made a good start from third on the grid and drew alongside Bottas on the run into the first corner. The stewards awarded Vettel a five-second penalty, but the penalty had little impact on the race after the Ferrari driver managed to build up a substantial gap over Bottas - ...

Sport Javier Hernandez has Mexico 'imagining wonderful things' at this World Cup
Author: 0 Javier Hernandez has Mexico 'imagining wonderful things' at this World Cup

Sorg added that he valued the entire squad's strength in hard times and praised Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira - substitutes against Sweden - for their model behaviour and for supporting their teammates. The result in Sochi means Group F is wide open going into the final round of games on Wednesday. The Koreans do have an outside shot of qualifying themselves, although they enter this game on the back of two disheartening losses in their opening two group games.

Author: 0 Iceland v Croatia 26 June 2018

Iceland's hopes were up again, but Perisic's finish after he slipped into the left side of the area made sure his side finished the group stage with three wins in three games. They started to press higher, putting Croatia on the back foot. Five minutes before the break, Alfred Finnbogason played a one-two with Sigurdsson, but his shot from just inside the box went wide.

Sport Odds and Updated Predictions for Tuesday's Group Matches
Author: 0 Odds and Updated Predictions for Tuesday's Group Matches

Their point earned against Denmark could've helped them if they had beaten Peru , and recorded better goal difference than the Danes. "I think we played better than the opponent with a good mentality until the last second". The jeers also did not trouble France coach Didier Deschamps , though he did say that if anyone was to blame for the lack of spectacle, it was Denmark.

Sport Argentina's World Cup mutiny has reportedly turned into a players' coup
Author: 0 Argentina's World Cup mutiny has reportedly turned into a players' coup

If Nigeria wins and Croatia loses, Croatia could slip to second on goal differential. In the column, which he wrote for BBC Sport , Fabregas wrote: "These days, Cristiano Ronaldo has a very different role for Portugal". To Santiago Lautaro, the Super Eagles are more of a team than the Argentines. With Messi running at full speed when the ball landed at his boot, he raced through and finished past the Nigerian goalkeeper.

Sport Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young react to England 6 Panama 1
Author: 0 Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young react to England 6 Panama 1

At the end of the first half, another penalty was awarded to England as Kane was pulled down inside the box. After the game, RT special guest host Schmeichel, who himself had a stellar club and worldwide career, including wining the Champions League with Manchester United and European Championship with Denmark, praised the prolific England and Tottenham striker.

Sport Missing Messi fans body found in Kerala river
Author: 0 Missing Messi fans body found in Kerala river

The Argentinian team incurred a defeat of 3-0 against Croatia in their second group match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. According to police, a group of people who had come to take a bath in the river on Sunday found the body of Dinu Alex, the man who went missing.

Sport Australia 0 Peru 2
Author: 0 Australia 0 Peru 2

Andre Carrillo put Peru ahead with an 18th-minute volley before Paolo Guerrero doubled its lead 5 minutes into the second half with a hooked shot from close range. If Peru can sustain their current success in future World Cup competitions, they're sure to gain the experience necessary to thrive more when those moments come back their way again.

Author: 0 FPJ's dream XI predictions for Denmark vs France

France will take on Denmark in the final game of the group stages for both sides. "He's played a huge number of matches", added Giroud, with Griezmann helping Atletico claim a third Europa League title. "I think we have progressed compared to the beginning of the competition", Varane said. Title contenders France have yet to hit top gear in Russian Federation, churning out a 2-1 victory over Australia before scraping past Peru 1-0.

Sport Eagles to go big to avoid going home early
Author: 0 Eagles to go big to avoid going home early

Some people I have to work with on a daily basis are consumed by the virtual world and I have to make sure they are prepared to take part in a match, in their legs and heads, because if you aren't you will not perform as well. On the other hand, if Argentina are to beat Nigeria and Croatia get past Iceland, the South Americans will cleanly clear the group in second place.

Sport U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings
Author: 0 U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings

Adams noted there have been no guarantees made about where Williams might be seeded when the U.S. Open begins on August 27, just that it would "revise the seedings if pregnancy is a factor in the current rankings of a player". USTA president Katrina Adams told the Times that players coming back from pregnancy shouldn't be "penalized" for starting a family and added that "it's the right thing to do".

Sport Lyon Want Nabil Fekir Contract Extension Amid Liverpool Transfer Rumours
Author: 0 Lyon Want Nabil Fekir Contract Extension Amid Liverpool Transfer Rumours

With Naby Keita and Fabinho already new arrivals on Merseyside, the German is targeting moves for Shaqiri and Lyon's Nabil Fekir . Olympique Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has raised his asking price for Nabil Fekir. "He is an exceptional player, he keeps the ball in little space and has an incredible talent". "The fact things didn't work out with [a move to] Liverpool has led to interest from many clubs, among them Real Madrid and their manager".

Sport McLaren open to Ricciardo, Red Bull confident he will stay
Author: 0 McLaren open to Ricciardo, Red Bull confident he will stay

You have Honda basically working for Red Bull and Toro Rosso only, so it's purely designed around your vehicle. Honda had re-entered the F1 fray in 2015 with McLaren and will be both Red Bull's and Toro Rosso's engine suppliers from 2019 onwards.

Sport Roger Federer again pushed hard, advances to Halle semifinals
Author: 0 Roger Federer again pushed hard, advances to Halle semifinals

The Swiss maestro is favorite to pick up his second grass court title in 2018 and fourth overall title, having won the Australian Open and the Rotterdam Open at the start of the year. Both the sets were tightly contested before he secured his passage with a 7-6, 7-5 win in one hour and 28 minutes. "I'm playing a lot of matches at the moment".

Sport Messi will star for the good of Argentina - Sampaoli
Author: 0 Messi will star for the good of Argentina - Sampaoli

There may well be a dramatic turnaround which sees Jorge Sampaoli's charges progress into the knockout stage, but it's hard to envisage, and such a dismal performance is only likely to further the forward's disillusion with the national team.

Sport 2017-18 NBA Awards
Author: 0 2017-18 NBA Awards

He was the NBA's scoring champion (30.4 points a game) to go along with 8.8 assists a game. The day before his 26th birthday on Monday, their 7-foot-1 son stood tall on the stage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica , California as the NBA's 2017-18 Defensive Player of the Year award victor.

Sport Sampaoli: Messi Will Star 'For The Good Of Argentina'
Author: 0 Sampaoli: Messi Will Star 'For The Good Of Argentina'

In Russia, Argentina got off to a dismal start with La Albecieste being held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland , before being crushed by Croatia by a scoreline of 0-3. Messi missed a second-half penalty in that draw with Iceland and cut an isolated figure as his side slumped to a heavy defeat in their second game.

Sport Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup
Author: 0 Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

The Swedes began Sunday's training session in Gelendzhik by uniting behind Durmaz as he read a statement from his mobile phone. Durmaz finished his statement by saying, "We stand united". Sweden has just two goals for the tournament, by Andreas Granqvist and Ola Toivonen. " Mexico were again propelled by PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano, their match-winner in the 1-0 victory over Germany ".

Sport Petya: Messi is one of the best, but he’s not Ronaldo
Author: 0 Petya: Messi is one of the best, but he’s not Ronaldo

At the FIFA World Cup football this time, the superstar and Cristiano Ronaldo , the world's richest footballer, is on the run. As for Messi , whose 31st birthday is just days away, this will likely be the last World Cup of his prime, meaning that he could very well end his career without ever winning the biggest prize in World Cup soccer, something his detractors will never forget.

Sport It's not just Ronaldo playing Iran, Portuguese coach says
Author: 0 It's not just Ronaldo playing Iran, Portuguese coach says

Cristiano Ronaldo , in particular, is destined to pose a strong threat to the Iranian defence and the onus will be on the 25-year-old goalkeeper to save Iran's blushes. Whatever happens in Spain's final group match against Morocco, the Iranians know that a win over Portugal will see them into the round of 16. "It's going to be a fascinating game".

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