by | July 11, 2018 | 18:34

He said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team had a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the worldwide stage. Former champions France kicked out teams like Argentina and Uruguay in the knock-out stages whereas Belgium won an exciting game against Japan after trailing 0-2 and then booted out five-time champions Brazil in the quarters to make their second World Cup semifinal after 1986.

by | July 11, 2018 | 17:06

The signing of midfielder Guendouzi, 19, follows the capture of Uruguay worldwide Lucas Torreira on Tuesday and becomes new manager Unai Emery's fifth addition of the summer. "Sokratis and Lichtsteiner's age and experience balanced off with one (maybe two) exciting young players". " I feel calm . I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way".

by | July 11, 2018 | 16:59

Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland global as one who can bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one. The Swiss' contract at Stoke runs until 2020. Liverpool have been trying to reignite a deal despite a hands-off warning issued before the World Cup.

by | July 11, 2018 | 16:58

The 24-year-old had a nightmare start to his afternoon when he conceded 22 from his first over before bouncing back with a match-winning performance. Fifth-placed Pakistan will have to win the series against Zimbabwe by a margin of 4-1 in order to ensure they do not slip behind sixth-placed Australia, while 10th-ranked Zimbabwe will have to pull off a 4-1 win over Pakistan in order to leapfrog Afghanistan and move up one spot in the rankings table.

by | July 11, 2018 | 15:32

Croatia is the first team to win consecutive penalty shootouts since Argentina in 1990 and it's the first time the host country has lost in a shootout since Italy in the same year.? Both sides were probing for the second goal in the closing minutes of the first stanza, but they went into the dressing room deadlocked at 1-1.

by | July 11, 2018 | 13:57

Rare is the player who can produce Williams' sort of pace on serves - Giorgi's average speeds were actually faster on first and second serves, and she delivered the match's first three aces - and mirror her power in groundstroke exchanges at the baseline.

by | July 11, 2018 | 11:11

On Monday, LeBron James officially signed his four-year, $153.3 million Lakers contract, waving goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career. "We will continue forward and do everything necessary to achieve that shared obsession of bringing the No. 17 pennant to the best fans in the world - the Lakers Nation".

by | July 11, 2018 | 11:01

Dele Alli still has to sometimes pinch himself when he considers the strides he has made from League One to a World Cup semi-final with England . Not even in my wildest dreams, and I am a big dreamer, would I have imagined this. A much tougher test is expected in Moscow today against a Croatia side that swept past Argentina in the group stages and boasts the midfield talents of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona.

by | July 11, 2018 | 11:00

He also has a nice smile. Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to write another chapter in his illustrious career after joining Juventus in a 112 million euro ($A177 million) deal from Real Madrid . With six goals so far at the World Cup, Kane looks a dead cert to take home a golden boot, and after over 100 Premier League goals in just five seasons, he is said to be an "excellent replacement".

by | July 11, 2018 | 08:19

It might even end with an England-France final. "Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it". Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup , coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semifinal.

by | July 11, 2018 | 06:05

However, in reality, Didier Deschamps has made his side a defensively-sided team as Les Blues have only conceded four goals in the tournament. He was the Premier League and EFL Cup winners' outstanding player last season and, alongside club captain Vincent Kompany, the 27-year-old believes some of the lessons learned under the Catalan tactician are serving to benefit Belgium .

by | July 10, 2018 | 22:44

There has been a lot of talk about Raheem Sterling but he's never hidden at this World Cup, never stopped running nor stopped giving his all. The team's last - and only - World Cup championship was in 1966. "If you look at all of our attacking patterns and the way that our front four have combined and played, he's been instrumental in that, so I think he's a player that's really appreciated by the team".

by | July 10, 2018 | 21:56

It's official! President Donald Trump has named Brett Michael Kavanaugh has his Supreme Court Justice nominee! Others have seen an even deeper ulterior motive in the choice of a man who is seen as a Bush loyalist, a fact that should have put off Trump: Kavanaugh sees the United States presidency as such a unique and challenging job that he believes the White House occupant should be shielded from indictment, prosecution, or interrogation while in office.

by | July 10, 2018 | 20:32

Wilshere had been hampered by injuries in recent years and spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Bournemouth. On top of this, a picture of a young Wilshere wearing a Hammers shirt was leaked in 2013 , which makes this move even more well-suited to the 26-year-old's career.

by | July 10, 2018 | 19:51

The Italian has widely been expected to be given the boot this summer after the 2016/17 Premier League champions endured a torrid defence of their title, finishing fifth. There have been plenty of reports that have linked Conte being sacked from Chelsea this summer with a number of different managers set to take up the potential job if a vacancy arises.

by | July 10, 2018 | 19:42

Federer over-hit a backhand and when his opponent courteously returned the ball, the eight-time Wimbledon champion elected to display his cricket skills, with a punched forward defence, which didn't go unnoticed by Wimbledon's social media accounts.

by | July 10, 2018 | 19:36

And a young, likeable side with an eminently sensible and humble manager in Southgate have captured the hearts of a nation. Croatia was missing three key players at training on Monday ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final showdown with England .

by | July 10, 2018 | 19:24

The Houston Rockets see Carmelo Anthony of the Oklahoma City Thunder as the ideal replacement for the now-departed Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. He acknowledged that Ariza and Mbah a Moute were significant losses for the Rockets. Anthony opted into his $27.9 million contract for the 2018-19 season with the Thunder, but he's unlikely to stay due to the fact his scaled-back role with the team right now isn't what he wants.

by | July 10, 2018 | 19:03

England have proven themselves as an attacking force, smashing the nation's previous goalscoring record at the FIFA World Cup ™, spearheaded by current top scorer, Harry Kane . He said this support had been felt from the very first days of the tournament. The match, which will be the fifth match Pinnick would commission at the finals in Russian Federation, will begin at 7pm Nigeria time and is potentially going to be an explosive clash at the 67,000-capacity Zenit Arena.

by | July 10, 2018 | 17:56

After losing their son Renard Matthews in a tragic shooting in New Orleans , the Matthews family chose to celebrate his life in a pretty special way. During his remembrance on Sunday, the family had Matthews preserved and placed in stance that reflected his low-key lifestyle. The family released images from the wake.