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England hold their heads high despite pain of World Cup loss

England hold their heads high despite pain of World Cup loss Two players played with half a leg, but it didn't show". "I wanted to substitute, but nobody wanted to be subbed". We haven't said our last word, there is still one more game to go. Among the best was Marcelo Brozovic, the Inter Milan midfielder brought into the line-up to provide extra steel in front of the defence. "We played extremely well in the first half, given the size of the game, and ... [Full Article...]

Comeback kings Croatia revel at World Cup

Comeback kings Croatia revel at World Cup As England stalled it was Croatia who produced the powerful late surge to win through goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic, showing strength nearly beyond reason given their World Cup exertions. "But regardless of that, I think the football across the board has been really exciting, really entertaining, and the hosting of the tournament and the cities that have hosted it has been outs... [Full Article...]

Cleveland Browns: Adding another corner in the Supplemental Draft?

Cleveland Browns: Adding another corner in the Supplemental Draft? He had considered entering the 2018 NFL Draft and garnered interest. And given that he will be so far behind all the other rookies coming in this late stage in the process as well as the upgrade in talent, Beal would likely be taking a redshirt year for the Browns while being on the active roster. [Full Article...]

Entire Wild Boar soccer team rescued from Thailand cave

Entire Wild Boar soccer team rescued from Thailand cave People celebrated on Tuesday as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai . Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a public health inspector, said Wednesday the 12 boys and coach rescued over the three previous days "took care of themselves well in the cave". [Full Article...]

Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts unnecessary warnings

Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts unnecessary warnings The Spaniard proved it with a daring chase-down attempt during his win over Juan Martin del Potro overnight , climbing into the stands after trying to reach a ball. Federer faces eighth seed Kevin Anderson , who he has not dropped a set against in four previous meetings. Forced to fight back from 15-40 down, Djokovic saved a set point and showed a quick pair of hands to swap onto his forehand ... [Full Article...]

Former UCLA player Billy Knight, 39, found dead on Phoenix road

Former UCLA player Billy Knight, 39, found dead on Phoenix road I lied, I cheated and I stole from many people. You can't play around with life. On Instagram, former Phoenix Suns head coach and UCLA teammate Earl Watson posted a short video clip of him and Knight laughing in a auto. Later in the video he says "I just feel like I don't belong here on Earth". "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time". [Full Article...]

Perisic hails 'dream' goal as Croatia reach final

Perisic hails 'dream' goal as Croatia reach final Per CBS Sports , " England enters this semifinal match at +130 World Cup odds on the money line, meaning you'd need to bet $100 on an English victory to win $130". local time (15:00 GMT). "If I had a vote [in the Ballon d'Or], I would vote for Luka". Sterling did produce an encouraging display in the quarter-final win over Sweden and was a constant threat throughout the 2-0 success in Sa... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal Topples Juan Martin Del Potro to Advance at 2018 Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal Topples Juan Martin Del Potro to Advance at 2018 Wimbledon Del Potro, whose best run at the All England Club saw him reach the semi-finals in 2013, triumphed 7-6 (7/1) 7-6 (7/5) 5-7 7-6 (7/5) to set up a last-eight meeting with Rafael Nadal . Del Potro was straining to stay in touch in almost every point, and his gambling instincts drove him to explore the white lines. Del Potro, who sprayed his once pained wrist with a powder on most changeovers, had ... [Full Article...]

Astros option Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno

Astros option Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno Back on May 27, Giles was given an 8-3 lead vs. Cleveland in the ninth inning before allowing three earned runs as part of an Indians rally. The Houston Astros announced Wednesday that they have optioned reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A one day after he hurled an expletive at manager A.J. [Full Article...]

BMC take team time trial stage but Froome makes gains

BMC take team time trial stage but Froome makes gains World champion Peter Sagan said he had three reasons to be cheerful as he won stage two and took the overall leader's yellow jersey in front of family and friends from Slovakia on the Tour de France on Sunday. "The yellow jersey is one that everyone dreams of wearing and to get it on the first day is incredible", said Gaviria, who was making his debut in cycling's most prestigious race. [Full Article...]

Brits will drink 10 million pints tonight during semi-final against Croatia

Brits will drink 10 million pints tonight during semi-final against Croatia Several hundred fans from Slavonski Brod watched the shootout on big screens in the grounds of Brod Fortress on a bar tab provided by hometown hero - and the team's star striker - Mario Mandzukic . "I think he's given everything for the team and there was a period of the game in the second half where we didn't have that controlled possession". "When you get to this stage of the competition, the... [Full Article...]

Kevin Anderson ousts eight-time champion Roger Federer from Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson ousts eight-time champion Roger Federer from Wimbledon Federer had a match point at 5-4 in the third set, but struck a backhand into the net before the eighth-seeded Anderson broke in the following game and held serve. I just don't know exactly how I couldn't create more opportunities once the third set came around. Flying under the radar, he saw off Norbert Gombos , Andreas Seppi , Philipp Kohlschreiber and Gael Monfils en route to the quarterf... [Full Article...]

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona My first Cup win, my first win at Daytona, my first superspeedway win. "I didn't think we had a shot to win it there about halfway", Jones said. That saw a couple of questionable moves made by one driver that caused to big wrecks that knocked out many of NASCAR's major drivers. [Full Article...]

England team: Starting line-up to face Croatia

England team: Starting line-up to face Croatia Kieran Trippier has given England a 1-0 lead with a fifth-minute free kick in the World Cup semifinal against Croatia . When we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better. "There is still a lot to play". But a day after being singled out as one of England's major threats by Croatian manager Zlatko Dalic, the England coach came to the Manchester City attacker's defense... [Full Article...]

Best Tweets: Ronaldo and Messi sat at home taking notes from Trippier

Best Tweets: Ronaldo and Messi sat at home taking notes from Trippier The only finalists not to have faced a knockout match against a top 15 side in the past 7 World Cups are Italy, who took on home nation Germany, then ranked 19th by Federation Internationale de Football Association, in the 2006 semi-final. [Full Article...]

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight dies at age 39

The Phoenix do not suspect any foul play in Billy's death. "This is probably my last message on Earth", Knight says on the video we're not linking to. Basketball coach Dinos Trigonis said on Twitter that he knew the Knight family for more than 20 years. He follows by admitting to a life of sin , discussing mental illness, and apologizing to his family and friends. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer reacts to shock Wimbledon exit after Kevin Anderson defeat

Federer, the eight-time champion, took the first two sets 6-2, 7-6 (5) on Court No. 1 to extend his streak of winning 34 straight sets at the All-England Club. Eighth seed Anderson will play 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic or American ninth seed John Isner on Friday for a place in Sunday's final. How rare was it that Federer would lose after holding a match point in a major? "Luckily for me it did... [Full Article...]

Croatia look to Modric to carry them through against England

Croatia look to Modric to carry them through against England Despite having talents such as Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic to call upon, Croatia's results had not been particularly impressive for several years. Henderson takes "a lot of good things from the past in terms of 66 and what they achieved then" but is not getting ahead of himself given the threat posed by Croatia . [Full Article...]

Paul Pogba dedicates France's win to Thai cave survivors

Paul Pogba dedicates France's win to Thai cave survivors Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen is excited by the prospect of a Harry Kane versus Hugo Lloris showdown in the World Cup final. We worked hard defensively. "I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50. [Full Article...]

General England defender ready for World Cup final 6 hours ago

General England defender ready for World Cup final 6 hours ago We hope for a victory", Plenkovic, dressed in a football jersey, told reporters before leaving for Moscow. "In the second half and in extra time we dominated, we should have finished the job before penalties, but maybe it's written in the stars that we have to go through the extra drama", he added. [Full Article...]


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