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Suarez & Cavani score as Uruguay beat Russian Federation to win Group A

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The host nation put five goals past Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament before beating Mohamed Salah and co 3-1 to put themselves top of Group A. Uruguay doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when Diego Laxalt's shot from the edge of the area deflected off Cheryshev, leaving Akinfeev wrong-footed. Read More »

Clippers’ Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year

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The guard averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to post those numbers in a season. The Defensive Player of the Year went to center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz . He has since become coach of the Detroit Pistons. "First of all, I'd just like to say thank you to all the writers and also to Brad (Stevens) and Quin (Snyder) who are two outstanding coaches and to the rest of the coaches in the NBA", Casey said. Read More »

Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

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The fans celebrated in a unique manner - by tiding up the stadium. It is a habit drilled into citizens from a young age, with students expected to clean their school classrooms and hallways. In a chilling reminder of the murder of former Colombia defender Andres Escobar, who was gunned down just days after scoring an unfortunate own goal at the World Cup in 1994, several social media users have targeted the former Aston Villa player with vile messages threatening his life. Read More »

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt tips

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Regardless of what happens in the game - which was tied 1-1 at halftime - El-Hadary has broken Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon'sWorld Cup age record of 43 years and three days. Saudi Arabia and Egypt signed off their 2018 FIFA World Cup ™ participation with an absorbing spectacle at Volgograd Arena that was only settled in the final minute. Read More »

Brazil back on track after two late goals

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Brazil controlled the whole game, made countless attack and they were nearly going to another draw but they scored two goals in added time to win 2-0 on the boots of Philippe Coutinho and Neymar. Tite again stressed the Paris St Germain forward was still getting back up to speed following his lengthy spell out injured. Brazil gradually grew into the game, with Gabriel Jesus slammed the ball into the net, but he was clearly offside. Read More »

Messi backed by Sampaoli to deliver for Argentina when it matters most

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Messi missed a penalty in his country's opening 1-1 draw against Iceland in Group D and cut an increasingly forlorn figure as they unravelled to 3-0 defeat against Croatia last week. Croatia are already through to the Round of 16 with victories over Argentina and Nigeria while Iceland played a draw with Argentina before losing to Nigeria . Read More »

Iran eliminated from World Cup after Portugal draw

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The theme continued in Group B's matches, with Iago Aspas and Karim Ansarifard both scoring the equalisers for Spain and Iran , respectively, after 90 minutes. "I'm going to repeat that our initial goal was to be at the top of the group and we've reached that goal". "These are different circumstance of course, the hosts have huge support and they've had a very good tournament, while Uruguay has high quality and top-notch players and they're all excellent - but Portugal too". Read More »

Harry Kane thrills with hat trick in rout of Panama

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We keep going. #WorldCup #ThreeLions" he tweeted. Gareth Southgate lavished praise on hat-trick hero Harry Kane after England's 6-1 win over Panama and suggested that the striker would be given the opportunity to add to his World Cup goal tally against Belgium. Read More »

Honda Brings Japan Back to Level Terms Against Senegal

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However, Cisse , who looks good to replicate Keshi's round of 16 feat at the World Cup , has chosen to downplay the debate and insists there is nothing significant about the black coach missing out on the spotlight of the Mundial. "It would be naive (to think we can play for a draw ) at a tournament like the World Cup ". The Apprentice presenter took down the post and later apologised after being accused of racism, but the incident angered Senegal and could serve to further inspire ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup Brazil not risking Neymar 3 hours ago

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It wasn't the opening game that most people expected for Brazil as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland , and that's despite taking an early lead through Philippe Coutinho. Coverage begins at 7 am ET on Thursday with Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersnurg Stadium. Neymar had already practiced separately from his teammates on Monday. Read More »

Chelsea: Hazard ready to stay but opens door for Real move

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If Sarri is appointed manager at Chelsea , he is keen to target some of his former players, including Senegal worldwide defender Koulibaly. The Belgian global was also a target for Antonio Conte , who failed to convince the West Londoners to sign him for last two summer transfer windows. Read More »

Spain Star Hits Out At Carlos Queiroz's Iran

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In a first half that resembled a training ground exercise as Spain struggled to break down the Iranians, who defended with all 11 men behind the ball, the best chance fell to David Silva just before the break. The Atletico Madrid front man got so close he stood on Beiranvand's toes, causing the 'keeper to wince in pain and drop to the ground. Subs: Mohammadi 6, Jahanbakhsh 6, Ghoddos 6. Read More »

Japan & Senegal sweeping all before them

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Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup. "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture". In another video , Japanese fans rocking their nation's flag could be seen busy looking for rubbish on the floor while some were seen walking with waste bags that were already filled with trash. Read More »

Rashford praises England's 2-goal captain Kane

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Gareth Southgate is demanding a week of "perfectly" executed preparation as England look to build on the victory against Tunisia and close in on the World Cup knockout phase. "In 1990 when we did well and got to the semi-finals of the World Cup , we had Gary Lineker as well as a world-class player like Gazza (Paul Gascoigne)". Read More »

Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open

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Mickelson is one of the professional tour's most loved golfers, the US Golf Association ( USGA ) will now weigh up if his actions warrant disqualification from the tournament. "Phil really did want to understand how the rule operates", Davis said, via Randall Mell of the Gold Channel . He goes across the water for an in-between wedge shot with no margin for error: water lurks short and jail long. Read More »

Here's What The Cavs Are Offering For Kawhi Leonard

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The Spurs disgruntled all-star forward reportedly asked to be traded on Friday, preferably to the Los Angeles Lakers . Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled to Southern California to speak with Leonard, according to Sams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Read More »