• New Zealand cyclist wins stage on Tour de France
New Zealand cyclist wins stage on Tour de France

Among the big losers today were Nairo Quintana , whose Movistar team came home 53 seconds down on BMC Racing, Bahrain-Merida with 2014 Tour de France victor Vincenzo Nibali, 1 minute and 6 seconds down, and Romain Bardet's AG2R-La Mondiale, who came home 1 minute 15 seconds behind the day's victor.

Read more

  • Paulinho leaves Barcelona to return to Guangzhou
Paulinho leaves Barcelona to return to Guangzhou

The 24-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder joined the club from Portuguese runners-up Benfica and was reportedly wanted by Manchester United before opting for the CSL. The move for Arthur would be complemented by Yerry Mina's departure in order to comply to the La Liga registration rules. Paulinho has asked for a 14m euro contract for the n...

Read more

  • France's Kylian Mbappe deserves Ballon d'Or Eden Hazard
France's Kylian Mbappe deserves Ballon d'Or Eden Hazard

Belgium, on the other hand, have been one of the most consistent sides in Russian Federation. "He brings to the table his experience as victor of a World Cup. The Red Devils hold the edge in the head-to-head record with 30 wins to Les Bleus' 24 (19 draws). And despite the rivalry between the two neighbouring nations, Hazard confessed that Franc...

Read more

  • Betting guide for both semifinal matches, France-Belgium and Croatia-England
Betting guide for both semifinal matches, France-Belgium and Croatia-England

I'm sure we will prepare well. Former England boss Sir Alf Ramsey's name lives on at England's St George's Park HQ (Mike Egerton/PA). Stones believes the bond which has been forged within Gareth Southgate's squad has proved crucial to their success.

Read more

  • England vs India 2018: 5 reasons why England lost the third T20I
England vs India 2018: 5 reasons why England lost the third T20I

This was the right-hander's third century in the game's shortest format, making him just the second player to make three tons. India won the first T20I by eight wickets at Manchester before England leveled the series with a five-wicket win at Cardiff.

Read more

  • World Cup fairy tale ends for Russian Federation, the sleeping giant
World Cup fairy tale ends for Russian Federation, the sleeping giant

France's Ousmane Dembele exercises during France's official training on the eve of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the St. And in Croatia, the talk these days will also be of the quality of brilliant 1998 semi-finalists Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban or Robert Prosinecki and the national team's only las...

Read more

  • Magnificent England will have too much for jaded Croatians
Magnificent England will have too much for jaded Croatians

That doesn't mean England is short of talent, as Harry Kane leads the World Cup 2018 Golden Boot race with six goals and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also is in red-hot form. You can't underestimate how draining that is, trust me. "(And at the other end), England are scoring goals and looking very unsafe at set-pieces".

Read more

  • Croatia's success is much more important than me, says Luka Modric
Croatia's success is much more important than me, says Luka Modric

Are they the best team at the tournament? It was a similar story in the round-of-16 against Denmark and, on the back of those two gruelling encounters, they now have just four days to prepare for an England side that beat Sweden in 90 minutes.

Read more

  • Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone
Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

However, the Briton was unable to add to his four successive wins at this circuit as Vettel passed Valtteri Bottas with five laps remaining and secured victory to go eight points clear of Hamilton in the championship. Hamilton and Mercedes will renew their rivalry with Ferrari at Vettel's home race in Germany a week on Sunday. But in a post r...

Read more

  • LiAngelo Ball signing with Los Angeles ... Ballers
LiAngelo Ball signing with Los Angeles ... Ballers

The league announced Ball's new team on its official Twitter account on Monday. "After seeing the competitiveness of the JBA and the talent level, LiAngelo made the decision to join the Los Angeles Ballers along with younger brother, LaMelo, and was present for his first practice this past Saturday".

Read more

  • Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Modric expects Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Modric expects Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid

Buffon, who made more than 500 league appearances for Juve, said Ronaldo joining the club would come as no surprise and be a boon for the Serie A giants. After Real Madrid's victory on the night, Ronaldo hints towards a Real Madrid exit. The Serie A side are hoping to push through a club-record £88m deal for the 33-year-old, who is set to lea...

Read more

  • Thai cave rescue: third mission planned amid heavy downpours around site
Thai cave rescue: third mission planned amid heavy downpours around site

He said the boys rescued Sunday were strong and safe but needed to undergo medical checks. A source involved in the rescue mission who saw two of the four boys walk out of the cave told Reuters that they looked exhausted but healthy, adding that one even looked "vivacious and fresh".

Read more

  • Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets in tri-nation T20I
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets in tri-nation T20I

An edged four took Pakistan beyond 130, and Zaman into the 70s, in the 15th over, but he pulled the next ball he faced straight to Maxwell on the edge of the circle at midwicket. Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (w), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Jack Wildermuth, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Bill...

Read more

  • Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit
Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit

However, aside from the fact he failed to inspire Brazil to beyond the last eight, the 26-year-old has also been heavily criticised for his theatrics at this summer's showpiece worldwide tournament in Russian Federation. In the 2nd semi-final, Croatia will face England. It wasn't Neymar's day against Belgium in the Fifa World Cup quarterfin...

Read more

  • Dunphy expects England-Belgium World Cup final
Dunphy expects England-Belgium World Cup final

England beat Croatia 4-1 and 5-1 in their last two meetings, World Cup qualifiers in 2008 and 2009, but the abiding memory for England fans remains that defeat in 2007. The Atlético Madrid defender was withdrawn from Croatia's quarterfinal tie against Russian Federation after 97 minutes last Saturday, having picked up a serious injury ...

Read more

  • Bride Watches World Cup Match Along With Guests At Her Wedding
Bride Watches World Cup Match Along With Guests At Her Wedding

Fantastic", Tim Banks said. Not in a long time has there been so much support for an England team at a major tournament and clearly the players are thriving from that. There was another against Sweden , with Maguire heading in a driven corner from Ashley Young in the 30th minute. England won the trophy back in 1966 while France won it in 1998.

Read more

  • Federer, Serena aim to advance on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’
Federer, Serena aim to advance on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

I'm telling myself why didn't I break the first game of the second", a grinning Federer said as he stood three wins away from lifting the men's trophy for a record ninth time. Roger Federer has won a record eight grand slam titles at Wimbledon wearing complete whites. Williams is 6-2 in her career against Kerber, but the match might be bet...

Read more

  • Thai cave rescue: Four more boys pulled from flooded cave
Thai cave rescue: Four more boys pulled from flooded cave

Ambulances parked on standby outside the hospital in Chiang Rai province. A witness says one person left the cave on a stretcher and was put into an ambulance . "This morning they said they were hungry and wanted to eat khao pad grapao ", Narongsak said, referring to a Thai dish of meat fried with chili and basil and served over rice .

Read more

  • Enigmatic Ernests Gulbis dumps out fourth seed Alexander Zverev
Enigmatic Ernests Gulbis dumps out fourth seed Alexander Zverev

It has been a great match for me", Gulbis said. On Thursday, Latvia's top-ranked tennis Ernests Gulbis defeated Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to advance to the third round of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Read more

  • Klopp praises Karius after cleansheet on return
Klopp praises Karius after cleansheet on return

Midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho have already been secured and are set to make their first appearances in a pre-season friendly at Chester on Saturday. "For me, it is 100% the explanation [for his performance]". 'He was influenced by that knock, that is 100 per cent . Fans in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland can watch the whole m...

Read more