• Expansive Belgium versus pragmatic France could decide the 2018 champions
Expansive Belgium versus pragmatic France could decide the 2018 champions

He backed his team Belgium to make through by beating France and reaching the finals. 'If we are World Cup champions without me scoring, I don't mind. However, his prediction that one of the four semifinalists will be a South American did not see the light of the day after Europe's quartet of France , Croatia, Belgium and England made it...

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  • McLaren CEO reveals Eric Boullier resignation was planned
McLaren CEO reveals Eric Boullier resignation was planned

Their last win was the 2012 season finale in Brazil, their last drivers' championship in 2008 and their last constructors' championship 10 years earlier in 1998. McLaren confirmed on Wednesday that Eric Boullier had relinquished his role as Racing Director, with Gil de Ferran appointed to the newly-created position of Sporting Director.

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  • Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future
Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future

Cesc Fabregas posted a picture with David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta in the physio room, as the players went through medical tests after the session. The west Londoners are still struggling to extract Maurizio Sarri from his Napoli contract, meaning Conte is likely to take charge of the side's pre-season training programme despi...

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  • West Ham confirm signing of Jack Wilshere on three year contract
West Ham confirm signing of Jack Wilshere on three year contract

Jack Wilshere has joined West Ham on a three-year contract, the club confirmed on Monday. The move allows him to stay in London, play first team football and join a club whose fanbase's passion matches the blood and thunder that he plays with on the pitch.

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  • Lahiri sizzles with 61, zooms to second place at Greenbrier
Lahiri sizzles with 61, zooms to second place at Greenbrier

A few minutes later, the horn sounded stopping play just as he was hitting his tee shot on the par-4 13th. The former Baylor School and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout offset his lone bogey with three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 12th hole.

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  • Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley survives scary crash at Silverstone
Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley survives scary crash at Silverstone

The left front suspension failed as soon as the Toro Rosso driver hit the brakes and he couldn't slow before running into the gravel trap, flipping, and hitting the barriers. Aside from Leclerc, only Haas pair Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were able to get within two seconds of the time achieved by pacesetter Hamilton, as they classified ei...

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  • Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit
Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit

Worrying the announcement might cause disarray in the squad the Spanish FA decided to make sure there was disarray by sacking him and having Hierro take over, whose only previous managerial experience was at Oviedo in the second division. " The Federation would also like to highlight the professional and human values shown by an extraordinary sport...

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  • Lyon President Says Liverpool FC Target Nabil Fekir Will Stay
Lyon President Says Liverpool FC Target Nabil Fekir Will Stay

He has also turned heads overseas and almost completed a reported £60million move to Liverpool earlier this summer but a move fell through after suggestions that there was issues with his medical at the Merseyside club. "I have nearly a father-son relationship with my players. There is still, I hope three matches to come with the French national ...

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  • Aussies record scrappy 5-wkt win over Zimbabwe in tri-series
Aussies record scrappy 5-wkt win over Zimbabwe in tri-series

Pakistan and Australia , each, won three out of their four matches during the round-robin stage of the tournament, with both sides sharing the spoils in matches they played against each other. Short was also dropped just after he had reached a 39-ball fifty, but he could not better his previous T20I high score of 76 and Pakistan's bowling at th...

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  • Chicago Bulls: 3 players to watch in the NBA Summer League
Chicago Bulls: 3 players to watch in the NBA Summer League

Luckily for Jackson , the injury he sustained was not on his right foot, but rather his left ankle as after the game Jackson was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and was considered day to day. Without further ado, here are my three players to keep an eye on as the Bulls kick off their Summer League stint. The second overall pick in this year...

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  • F1 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton questions Ferrari tactics after British Grand Prix crash
F1 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton questions Ferrari tactics after British Grand Prix crash

When he was eventually interviewed on the podium after the two Ferrari men had departed, Hamilton took a swipe at his rivals: " Interesting tactics , I would say, from their side, but we'll do what we can to fight them". The Finn was unable to keep Vettel at bay as the four-time champ used his fresher tyres to sweep into the lead but Hamilton a...

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  • A look at what's ahead in the World Cup
A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

On England , the former Tottenham star added: "They have this togetherness that's very important to have success, and I think they have it at the moment". Here is a look at the semi-finals and what to watch out for. The game ended 2-2 after extra time. Croatia , despite being sluggish in the knockout stages, have been effective, and have matche...

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  • Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Match
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Match

Though that match could not be agreed upon in time, Shipnuck reported Friday that both the Woods and Mickelson camps "remain committed to making it happen as soon as it's feasible". "We'll play for whatever makes him comfortable", Woods, whose net worth is estimated to be in excess $740 million, also said . It's a heavyweight bout to take two ...

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  • Hales leads England to dramatic win over India
Hales leads England to dramatic win over India

Here, England were made to pay dearly for not capitalising on the blistering start given to them by Jason Roy and Jos Buttler . England batted first posing a huge score of 198-9 in their 20 overs. The Indian captain began to gain in confidence as he hit another six off Plunkett before he fell victim of Jordan in the 15th over, caught and bow...

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  • Vettel wins British GP as Hamilton recovers to finish second
Vettel wins British GP as Hamilton recovers to finish second

Lap 8 - Lewis Hamilton seems to be recovering from the collision with Raikkonen that left him behind at the start of the race. FINAL - Sebastian Vettel wins the British GP! We've already given you one! The British driver was on pole on Sunday and made a poor start before his brush with Raikkonen who apologised and accepted the blame.

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  • Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes
Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes

Despite running with Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel in second and third respectively, Ferrari opted against switching their drivers, leaving Vettel with a slender one-point lead over Hamilton in the championship. The VSC came out, we had half a lap to react and we didn't. "The teamwork with the two fantastic pit stops and we were sharp with the vi...

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  • Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden
Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden

England have not varied their tactics much during this World Cup and that was again the case against Sweden who deployed their usual 4-4-2 and set the challenge of being breached. The lively Sterling should have doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time when he brilliantly controlled Jordan Henderson's lofted pass, but he was unable to find a ...

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  • Rafael Nadal Won't Rule Out Doubles Dream Team With Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal Won't Rule Out Doubles Dream Team With Roger Federer

The mercurial Frenchman beat last year's semi-finalist 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 on Centre Court. But I really didn't come here to hold No. 1. "I will never underestimate any opponent. The pre-tournament debate surrounded whether Williams, now the world number 181, should have been seeded for this year's Championships as she continues her return following th...

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  • Thunder just trying to figure out how to get rid of Carmelo
Thunder just trying to figure out how to get rid of Carmelo

Anthony, a four-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, is the all-time United States scoring and rebounds leader but the 10-time All-Star has struggled in 15 NBA seasons, never playing in the NBA Finals. It's hard to imagine that even Anthony's most ardent critics could have predicted this is how his partnership with Oklahoma City would end,...

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  • Romelu Lukaku once again demonstrates his leadership qualities against Brazil
Romelu Lukaku once again demonstrates his leadership qualities against Brazil

Brazil responded after the break and pulled one back through substitute Renato Augusto 14 minutes from time but Belgium withstood considerable pressure to hold on, although they were perhaps fortunate not to concede a penalty. "I won't say goodbye, but I also won't confirm that I'll be there for the next World Cup ". "For that we still need to wi...

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