by | June 30, 2018 | 06:31

Nearly irrespective of who those wins came against, Uruguay will be on a high as one of only three teams to triumph in all their group games in Russia-Croatia and Belgium are the other two. Portugal won one and drew two of their three group matches this summer. Whatever happens to other teams is interesting for other people - people who analyse the results - but we're not interested.

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:21

This is how humiliating defeat was for the Germans: in the last four World Cups they have reached at least the semi-final. "We hereby ask #FIFA to make the next #WorldCup open only to ten teams", the tweet read. Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos (right) and the defending champions absorb a stunning loss to the unfancied South Koreans. "I don't think any of us expected this at all".

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:20

With the LeBron James Sweepstakes likely turning into a three-race involving the Cavs , Lakers and 76ers, the future of Leonard takes on even greater importance. But that was before the Akron native led the Cavs to four straight Finals and won Cleveland's first professional sports title since 1964. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are terrific talents and Brad Stevens is a very astute coach, who has shown he can put together a winning team despite having absolutely rotten luck with injuries.

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:18

The result ended England's 12-match unbeaten run and set up a round of 16 tie with a risky Colombia side, while group winners Belgium face Japan , but Southgate wasn't second-guessing his team selection. Victor plays second of the earlier group so there could be mind games in this last meaningful match of the groups. Asked if he had put himself under pressure by making so many alterations in Kaliningrad, Southgate said: "Well, maybe I have, maybe I haven't".

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:19

Jordan is expected to negotiate directly with the Mavericks . Jordan had a player option on the final year of his contract. Even though Dallas declined Dirk Nowitzki's player option, the Mavs plan on resigning the veteran big man. He chose to stay in L.A. following a saga that took the league by storm. Last season with the Clippers, Jordan averaged 12.0 points and a career-high 15.2 rebounds as the Clips finished with a 42-40 record for the year.

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:17

Martin was traded to Minnesota United in 2017 and has made 17 appearances with the club over the past two seasons. "Today, I'm proud that my entire team and management of Minnesota United know that I am gay", Martin wrote. He continued: "As we celebrate Pride night, I want to thank my team-mates for their unconditional support of who I am". But Martin has consistently cracked Minnesota's lineup, appearing in 11 games with seven starts last season and six games with three starts this ...

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:15

So to see them go out so early stunned me - and everyone else with an interest in football. In 1938, Germany were eliminated by Switzerland in a straight knock-out format in their first tie of the France-based competition. When they hammered the hosts Brazil in the semi-finals it was considered one of the great worldwide performances. South Korea beating Germany saved Mexico's World Cup hopes.

by | June 30, 2018 | 02:35

As France look to underperforming striker Antoine Griezmann to lift his game, Sampaoli underlined a bigger threat in 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Kylian Mbappe, who struck France's match victor in a 1-0 win over Peru, and 21-year-old Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.

by | June 30, 2018 | 01:59

But before you start going insane and reconstructing each team's roster in the hopes of adding James, let's just examine the realistic options. The decision to decline the option for 2018-19 was expected by James because it gives him more options, which includes him re-signing with the Cavs , who can offer him the most money - a five-year, $209 million contract.

by | June 29, 2018 | 23:46

The 30-year-old, who started in Belgium's final World Cup group stage match against England on Thursday, joined United in 2013 and has scored 20 goals in 156 appearances for the club across all competitions. 'I don't say you will need him every game, I think managers decide, obviously, it depends on what of opponent they face, but I think he's a very good to have in your team.

by | June 29, 2018 | 23:05

However, the victory may have come at a price as left-back Marcelo was forced off in the 10th minute with a back spasm. And the South American giants team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar claims the unspecified injury was caused by a hotel bed. Joachim Low's men were dramatically close to elimination from Russian Federation 2018 before Toni Kroos' late strike against the Swedes nestled in the top corner of Robin Olsen's net in Sochi lat Saturday, sparing them - for now at least - the humiliation of an ...

by | June 29, 2018 | 20:31

According to a source close to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports , Leonard expressed his desire to play alongside James next season. This doesn't all mean that Zo won't be a part of any Leonard-centric trade. Durant also has an opt-out clause he is expected to exercise, but he would shock the league if he did anything other than sign a lucrative contract to return to Golden State.

by | June 29, 2018 | 17:30

And pressed on who will tell him, he added:" I don't know ". He was talking about Messi's ability to get the best out of his team-mates, but now, three games into a chaotic campaign in Russian Federation, we may as well think about Argentina's No.10 as their player-coach.

by | June 29, 2018 | 16:37

The German senior national team has apologised to its fans following its group stage in Russian Federation 2018 World Cup elimination. Germany qualified for Russian Federation with a flawless record of 10 wins, but Hummels said the team had not played well since they wrapped up qualification late past year.

by | June 29, 2018 | 13:17

And rightfully so, but the after-goal celebration led to a hilarious outcome for the striker. The on-air commentator called it the highlight of the match. shit hurts". Chelsea striker Batshuayi was ridiculed for some awful misses in Belgium's Group G game against Tunisia last Saturday and he didn't do much to suggest he deserves to be a first choice starter as he started against England in Kaliningrad.

by | June 29, 2018 | 13:18

Federer also lost the number one spot in ATP rankings to Rafael Nadal , and missed a chance to earn a record 10th title at the German venue. Federer, 36, was bidding to win the event for the 10th time and secure his 99th career title heading into Wimbledon next week.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:47

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya came in at the fall of the next two wickets before Kohli chose to go in with just three balls remaining. Starting today India begin their tour of Ireland with the first T20 global of the two-match series set to be played at 8:30pm IST.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:44

Tunisia will conclude their Group G campaign against Panama on Thursday, in what is just a bid to salvage some World Cup pride. That leaves Nabil Maâloul with a selection headache, requiring the Tunisia boss to select an outfield player to sit on the bench with a spare pair of gloves in case anything should befall Mathlouthi.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:42

The reasoning, according to the trio, is that both teams believe that sending Leonard to LA would also clinch a commitment from James who is still mulling his options for free agency now. The Celtics front office could be debating right now how much to offer for Leonard. Kawhi Leonard-to-Boston rumors and even LeBron James-to-Boston rumors have been prevalent this offseason, so why not add Paul George-to-Boston rumors to the mix? Leonard is still under contract for another season, but the ...

by | June 29, 2018 | 11:41

Gareth Southgate feels "hugely fortunate" to have the opportunity to manage England after initially turning down the job in 2016. "I am here in Brussels in Belgium so of course I am going to be cheering for the home team", he said. While most teams in this tournament have one or two players who can make a difference, Belgium has many players who can find the back of the net and has five players on its current squad with double-digit worldwide goals.