• Granit Xhaka deleted an Instagram post about his celebration vs Serbia
Granit Xhaka deleted an Instagram post about his celebration vs Serbia

Serbia were furious when German referee Felix Brych failed to award a penalty in Friday's game after Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area by Swiss defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer. Both their families had to take refuge in Switzerland during the Yugoslavia war of the 1990's. Another, former Watford...

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  • Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1
Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1

The answer has been emphatic. "But as of tomorrow we will be working hard thinking about Sweden and regardless of the results of the matches against Germany and South Korea , we are going to go out there to get the three points". Vela nearly turned provider two minutes later with a neat ball into Layun, but the former Watford man lashed his effort...

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  • French GP: Lewis Hamilton Qualifies On Pole, Questions Ferrari's Strategy
French GP: Lewis Hamilton Qualifies On Pole, Questions Ferrari's Strategy

Crucially, however, Hamilton escaped it all at the front and made it through clean in front of Verstappen who was up to second by taking avoiding action across the run off, for which he was not penalised. But the driver, bidding to beat the German to claim his fifth world championship, will have one eye on Gareth Southgate's team as they aim to sec...

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  • Dele Alli out for England against Panama as Gareth Southgate reveals squad
Dele Alli out for England against Panama as Gareth Southgate reveals squad

Southgate insisted that the note did not necessarily depict his finalised team to face Panama , but he confirmed Alli has only a "slim chance" of being available for the game as he continues to nurse the thigh problem he picked up during England's 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.

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  • England and Belgium into World Cup last 16, Tunisia and Panama out
England and Belgium into World Cup last 16, Tunisia and Panama out

That John Stones brace took his total World Cup goals tally above that of former England captain and the country's all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney . Sweden's first-round walkover and Cuba needing a replay to defeat Romania contributed to the lopsided result as Henry Andersson and Gustav Wetterstrom each scored hat tricks in the 16-team k...

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  • White Ferns continue white-hot form by setting record total against South Africa
White Ferns continue white-hot form by setting record total against South Africa

When she got out, Kiwis still had 15 deliveries left in their innings and they managed to score 34 more runs to register Women's T20I's highest total of 216 runs, which was later broken by England on the same day. It was the second-fastest T20 global century - only bettered by the West Indies' Deandra Dottin bringing up a hundred in 38 balls eigh...

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  • Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica
Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

With a match still to be played between Serbia and Switzerland, it is unknown just yet what position Brazil will be playing for. "If I was the referee I would not go back but I respect that because it is subject to interpretation", the Brazil manager said.

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  • England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0
England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0

An opening stand of 174 between Roy (101) and Jonny Bairstow (79) kickstarted England's second highest successful one-day worldwide run chase, before Jos Buttler (54no) joined in with a remarkable 28-ball fifty. Finch, who returned to the top of the order, started the proceedings by pulling the first ball from Mark Wood for four. Travis H...

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  • Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball after assault investigation
Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball after assault investigation

The suspension will run through August 4. Osuna made his first court appearance earlier this week but with the potential of legal proceedings dragging out, Major League Baseball made its own ruling. The Blue Jays also released a statement, saying the supported Manfred's decision and will offer no further comment as the case remains a legal matter.

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  • World Cup referee criticised for 'requesting' Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt
World Cup referee criticised for 'requesting' Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt

Morocco have now lost two games without scoring a goal and will head home regardless of how they do against Spain , but Amrabat, who played despite suffering a head injury in their opening loss to Iran , felt aggrieved by the second successive defeat.

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  • Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic set for Queen's final after semifinal wins
Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic set for Queen's final after semifinal wins

Djokovic has endured a barren 12 months due to a combination of a nagging elbow injury past year and poor form in 2018. Footage captured the moment the Australian player fooled around with his drink bottle during a final break in a centre court match being broadcast live to the world.

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  • Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden
Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

But with the score at 1-1 against Sweden the 28-year-old Kroos stepped up to take a free kick in the final seconds and with the touch of a supreme leader handed his team, playing with 10 men, a lifeline in Group F with a sublime curling shot.

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  • 'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo'
'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo'

Both players have enjoyed stellar careers at the top level for their clubs, winning numerous Champions League titles between them, but it is on the worldwide stage where the duo's talents are often magnified. I don't know if the word would be absent, if that is how I saw Messi. I think it's odd because he is a very important player in the national ...

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  • Barbora Strycova Pulls Off Big Win Over Muguruza in Birmingham Showdown
Barbora Strycova Pulls Off Big Win Over Muguruza in Birmingham Showdown

It's kind of nice to have those feels and be more relaxed, which I do not expect. Strycova had five career wins over Top 5 players coming into this match (and two of them came against Muguruza), and has only ever won one match vs a World No.

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  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League
Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League

Nowitzki, of Germany , is the highest-scoring European player in National Basketball Association history. "We're going to propel forward with the idea that we've got to start winning games", Carlisle said, but he also preached the need to be patient with Doncic because of his age.

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  • Brazil vs Tunisia, Mexico vs South Korea, Germany vs Sweden Match preview
Brazil vs Tunisia, Mexico vs South Korea, Germany vs Sweden Match preview

It was Hernandez's 50th goal for his country and his fourth strike at a World Cup , taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico's leading scorer in soccer's global showpiece tournament. Mexico's 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday had ensured that Germany would be out in the event of a defeat, with a draw little better. Belgium is un...

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  • Roberto Martínez admits Romelu Lukaku suffered ligament damage in win
Roberto Martínez admits Romelu Lukaku suffered ligament damage in win

After Eden Hazard gave Belgium the lead from the penalty spot, Lukaku doubled the advantage with a calm strike to the far corner through a defender's legs. "You pass the ball when he's in front of you and he scores every time". That's what we want. "For his second, he dinks it over the goalkeeper with his weaker foot and he's celebrating be...

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  • Brazil v Costa Rica, Group E, 22 June 2018
Brazil v Costa Rica, Group E, 22 June 2018

Neymar went to ground when tussling for the ball with Giancarlo Gonzalez , when the game was still goalless, with referee Bjorn Kuipers going back on his original decision after replays suggested the forward had tumbled too easily. Philippe Coutinho would eventually score the decisive opening goal in the 91st minute before Neymar himself add...

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  • Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia
Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

Eden Hazard has given Belgium a 1-0 lead over Tunisia with a penalty in the 6th minute of the World Cup Group G match. Belgium were aiming to firmly establish their World Cup credentials as they toook on Tunisia in Moscow . Numerous favorites in the 2018 World Cup have disappointed, but until Argentina fell 3-0 to Croatia on Thurs...

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  • Toni Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden
Toni Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Mexico fans did not use their usual goalkeeper chant in Saturday's 2-1 victory over South Korea, in the wake of a fine from Federation Internationale de Football Association after the anti-gay message was heard in last Sunday's 1-0 victory over Germany in Moscow.

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