by | July 01, 2018 | 15:33

It is an accusation often levelled at Portugal that they are a toothless team if Cristiano Ronaldo has an off day, but their victory in the Euro 2016 final with their talisman missing most of the game through injury is used as the flawless riposte to that suggestion.

by | July 01, 2018 | 14:12

At the last moment, the Los Angeles Clippers camped out at Jordan's house, while persuading Jordan to reverse his choice to join the Dallas Mavericks and officially sign a new deal with the franchise . MAVS BOUND? DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers decides to test the free agency. It is no surprise that Jordan is attempting to secure a deal with the Mavericks , but the two sides are not allowed to discuss and finalize a deal until July.

by | July 01, 2018 | 13:49

Sources say James is strongly considering joining the Los Angeles Lakers . The Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today , ESPN and several Cleveland television stations reported James will test free agency, making the move hours before Friday's just-before-midnight deadline.

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:42

And after the result later on in the day in Sochi, Didier Deschamps will now play Uruguay in the next round following their 2-1 win to sink Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal . As the team captain I am proud of this group". I'm proud of my teammates, of the technical staff. The knockout round of the FIFAWorld Cup has only just begun but the tournament has already lost it's biggest stars as both Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal were eliminated from the tournament ...

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:26

With loss to South Korea , Germany fails to advance to the round of 16 at the FIFA #WorldCup for the first time. And Loew, the 58-year-old who guided Germany to the world crown in Brazil four years ago, admitted he now needs time to decide whether his 12-year reign will continue - despite signing a new four-year contact in May.

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:13

George informed the Thunder on Thursday that he plans to opt out of his contract , and will test the free-agent market. The deal covers four years, including a player option , and will pay George roughly $137 million over the life of the contract.

by | June 30, 2018 | 18:34

England sat back and Belgium created little, with audible whistles from the crowd at half-time after a first half containing only 14 shots from both sides. To be trying to win a first knockout game for 12 years is exciting. They are a risky side and we have got to get through that and not look into the future'.

by | June 30, 2018 | 17:20

Only six countries have won the Soccer World Cup in the last 50 years, but a thrilling group stage in Russian Federation has increased the possibility of a fresh name at least making it to the final. Jenny Cheng/Business InsiderThe World Cup bracket is officially set, and Belgium looks to have a harder path to the final despite its win. Southgate is such an admirer of Germany's national team, indeed he has trawled through hours of tapes to study their secrets, right down to the small ...

by | June 30, 2018 | 16:46

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal misses a penalty against Iran. The Portuguese are undefeated in the 2 matches these two teams have played in, with the last match coming in 1972. Tabarez had devised his successful tactical system at a time when Uruguay did not boast of quality central midfielders, but the emergence of the likes of Vecino and Bentancur has comforted the veteran manager.

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:57

The Brazilian media is celebrating Germany's defeat because its national team had a crushing defeat against Germany in the semi-finals of the last World Cup . Mentally we are very, very strong. Germany salvaged its chances of advancing with Toni Kroos' injury-time victor on Saturday. Team manager Oliver Bierhoff said he assumed that Low, who led Germany to their triumph in Brazil four years ago, would remain in his position.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:15

Samuel Umtiti is also a team-mate of Messi's at Barcelona and his knowledge may prove useful. Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Benjamin Mendy , who will be in opposite camps, are set to miss out on the starting XIs when France face Argentina at the World Cup today.

by | June 28, 2018 | 13:59

Hamilton will aim to lead away from pole position, with his team-mate Valtteri Bottas lining up alongside him on the front row. The Briton has 145 points and the German 131. New Zealander Brendon Hartley spun his Toro Rosso to set the tone before Frenchman Esteban Ocon spun his Force India and both Saubers followed suit.

by | June 28, 2018 | 13:43

When the England squad got out of bed today they had no idea if they will be playing Japan, Senegal or Colombia next week, but they will know their potential opponents when they kick-off in Kaliningrad at 7pm (UK time). Martinez said: "He had a really hard knock against Tunisia and probably Thursday is one day too early, but I don't think it is going to take any longer than that".

by | June 28, 2018 | 07:31

Serbia looked to continue with their gritty performance at Spartak Stadium but were undone by the sheer quality of the Brazilians. "I never like to speak about myself, it is not something that goes through my head", he told reporters at Brazil's base camp last week.

by | June 26, 2018 | 20:19

Dennis Smith Jr . pledged to play on the Mavericks' summer league team, which begins play in Las Vegas on July 6, but he said his main motivation to do so was the chance to play with Dallas' first-round pick. But as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday , Doncic started to separate himself in the Hawks' internal draft conversation. "I mean, you know, I have a lot of ex-NBA players on my team".

by | June 26, 2018 | 19:21

Most media outlets say Liverpool tried to renegotiate the price after being concerned about an old knee injury following the results of his medical but Fekir's agent suggested last week that a move to Anfield was still on the cards and the negotiations would restart after the World Cup .

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:26

In the playoffs, Oladipo averaged 22.7 points, 8.3 boards, 6.0 assists and 2.4 steals, but it wasn't enough to send the Pacers onto the conference semifinals, as they lost to the Cavaliers in seven games. "I want to thank the Clippers organization for giving me an opportunity to be myself", Williams said. Harden will look to defend the award next season.

by | June 25, 2018 | 04:24

In a tournament which has provided almost endless thrills and spills so far, this performance was up there with the best yet. "We lost against a very strong team and this is what we have to accept", said Poland coach Adam Nawalka. Poland's offensive tactics were limited to launching long balls towards Lewandowski and although Colombia were trying to play the ball on the floor, they could not get their passes to stick.

by | June 25, 2018 | 04:24

Nizhny Novogrod: Harry Kane may not have known much about his third goal against Panama on Sunday, but make no mistake, England have finally found the world class finisher they need to punch deep into global competitions. Kane first joined David Beckham and Steven Gerrard on three goals, before surpassing them and joining Bobby Charlton and Michael Owen on four goals apiece, and his hat-trick brought him level with Hurst on five.

by | June 25, 2018 | 03:52

The Serb left Roland Garros thoroughly drained after losing in the quarter-finals , unsure if he would even play at Wimbledon , and all week here he as fended off questions about his downbeat mood. Cilic, who last won the title in 2012, controlled the early exchanges from the baseline but missed six break point chances in the opening set, allowing Djokovic to battle back.