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Roger Federer wins Mercedes Cup with victory over Milos Raonic

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He could go to 150 points if he wins against Milos Raonic in Sunday's final. Federer also won their quarterfinal a year ago at Wimbledon while Raonic took their 2016 semifinal meeting at the All-England Club. The Swiss broke twice in the first set to take it after 32 minutes when his opponent returned long over the baseline. In a decisive tiebreak after no breaks in the second set, a double fault from Raonic at 3-4 paved the way for Federer to claim the 18th grasscourt trophy of his ... Read More »

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC

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The SLC's statement came after Srinath awarded five runs to West Indies in Gros Islet on the third morning, having laid down an initial charge of altering the condition of the ball on Sri Lanka. "The team management has informed us that Sri Lankan players have not engaged in any wrongdoing". In a pre-emptive move on Saturday evening, Sri Lanka Cricket issued a media release saying it would defend any "unwarranted allegation" against any player. Read More »

Russia 2018: Pogba helps France beat Australia

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Australia coach Bert van Marwijk expressed his disappointment after the match. Though denied a penalty by the referee , France became the first team at the World Cup to be awarded a penalty after intervention from the VAR. Mooy's free-kick was handled inside the area by Samuel Umtiti . "A lucky goal", van Marwijk said. "It wasn't a great match for the team or for me, but the important thing is to start with a victory", he said. Read More »

Yussuf Poulsen goal powers Denmark to 1-0 win over Peru

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Peru finished with 17 attempts to Denmark's 10, and numerous team's shots were of the point-blank variety, forcing Schmeichel to dive or extend whatever limb he could in the ball's path. Denmark were far from their best against Peru , but goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel simply would not be beaten. And in the second-half, the midfielder could not find his way back into the game, looking void of some confidence following his penalty miss. Read More »

Jose Mourinho criticises Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante after France win

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The Atletico Madrid player had won the spot-kick, although French appeals were initially waved away by the referee when he was brought down by a last-ditch challenge from Josh Risdon. Griezmann was clipped by Joshua Risdon, but Cunha did not blow immediately and instead used technology to revisit the incident. Didier Deschamp's side were off the pace and lethargic for long periods, barely threatening the Socceroos at times. Read More »

India thrashes debutant Afghanistan in historic Bengaluru Test

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Afghanistan achieved full member status of the International Cricket Council previous year, becoming only the 12th Test team despite conflict at home which has forced them to train in India since 2015. "We were swayed a bit by the occasion", Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons said. "For Afghanistan , it's just the beginning I think". This is just the beginning so you can not really blame them. Read More »

We Don't Want To 'Risk' Salah, Says Egypt Coach After Uruguay Loss

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The Pharaohs of Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in their opening group game at the Ekeratinburg Arena on Friday but the Argentine coach expects his talisman to be back ahead of their next game against hosts Russian Federation. "Yesterday we were quite certain during that training session he would play". Salah played no part in the match and watched on from the bench, after failing to recover from a shoulder injury he picked up in late May. Read More »

Moscow Police Say Seven Hurt As Taxi Ploughs Into Crowd

The authority cited the driver, who was in police custody, as saying he had not driven into the crowd on goal. The city's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, earlier said on Twitter that the driver "failed to maintain control". The embassy said that the two Mexicans suffered "minor injuries" and were in stable condition. The Moscow Traffic Authority says the taxi driver has a Kyrgyzstan driving licence. Read More »

What cities, venues could host North America's 2026 World Cup?

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It was held in Mexico in 1970 and 1986, and Canada has never hosted. (L to R): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the ceremony prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Johnson still leads US Open

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After racing his bogey putt past the hole, he bizarrely and inexplicably jogged down after his ball before putting it back up the hill while it was still rolling. Open. "The comeback is much tougher than the initial climb to the top, and the toughest part of the comeback is believing in yourself", Curtis told Reuters at Shinnecock Hills on Friday as Woods was on his way to missing the halfway cut. Read More »

Tottenham should move for Russian Federation hero Denis Cheryshev

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No speech was delivered at the ceremony but Russian President Vladmir Putin gave a brief welcome before the match to the thousands of spectators, which also included Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Saudi Arabian side impressed the footballing fans with their passing skills and short cameo displays. The World Cup will run from June 14 to July 15 at 12 stadiums in Moscow , St. Read More »

Iceland Player Went From Working In Factory To Playing In World Cup

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While dominating for long periods, Croatia struggled to penetrate the Nigerian defence and failed repeatedly to find the target with speculative shots from well outside the penalty area. His experience in Russian Federation today will have been a tad different from his usual 9-5 duties, as he and his colleagues produced a sensational defensive performance to thwart Lionel Messi and co. Read More »

Egypt vs Uruguay: 5 key players that will decide the game

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Uruguay are considered favorites to snatch all three points but Egypt's spectacular journey to the World Cup coupled with Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah's scintillating form could mean that this won't be a game won on paper. Which TV channels will broadcast FIFA World Cup 2018 Egypt vs Uruguay match? We either die or we kill and the experience today will help us grow, but we can't make too much of it. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard wants to leave Spurs, Lakers favored

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Leonard did not attend any of the Spurs' postseason games this season as he received treatment in NY from a group of non-team affiliated doctors. Leonard is eligible to receive a five-year, $219 million contract extension from the Spurs this summer. Read More »

Afghanistan ready for maiden test against top-ranked India

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India is the nursery of Afghan cricket providing since 2015 a safe sanctuary to players to practice the "gentlemen's" game in a peaceful environment sans daily bombings and terrorist attacks that their native land is today known for. However, now with Afghanistan qualified to play test matches, the Indian government realised it was important for their team to have its own exclusive cricket stadium which would host their worldwide matches. Read More »

How to Watch the 2018 Fifa World Cup Online For Free

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Notably, one does not need to be on a specific telecom network, like our other options on this list, to avail the live streaming services of Sony LIV. In Kenya, the online broadcast rights for FIFA World Cup 2018 are with Canal+, Econet, Supersport, and StarTimes. It will also require a pay-TV subscription to view all of the matches. Read More »

Emery's faces baptism of fire as Arsenal to open against City

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Arsenal and Chelsea only announced a preseason friendly in Dublin for August 1 on Wednesday, and they will meet again in the league just 17 days later. Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers will mark their return to the top division for the first time since 2012 against Marco Silva's Everton at Molineux. Read More »

Phil Mickelson freestyles hole 13 of US Open Championship

It dropped the veteran left-hander to 16 over for the tournament, 20 shots adrift of leader Dustin Johnson . However, Berger's score, which equalled the lowest of the week so far, proved that it was possible to make up ground, the world number 43 carding six birdies and two bogeys to move just outside the top 10. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches deal with Spanish authorities in tax-evasion case

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The 2018 World Cup marks the debut of the video assistant referee (VAR) system, which will be used to review every goal decision. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday (June 15), curling in a late free kick to complete a remarkable hat-trick and earn his team a 3-3 draw in an enthralling clash with neighbours Spain . Read More »

Good news about the Egyptian King Mohamed Salah

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Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will take charge of Egypt's opening World Cup clash against Uruguay on Friday , world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association announced on Wednesday. Former Egypt worldwide Mido, however, said he expects Salah to play in the opening match in Yekaterinburg. "If we see at the last minute that there is an issue then we will see if it can be resolved, but certainly he does not feel afraid". Read More »

FIFA World Cup starts with colourful ceremony

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Russian Federation looked lively from the start as they poured into the vast spaces on both flanks and it was no surprise when they opened the scoring after 12 minutes as Gazinsky was totally unmarked to nod home Golovin's deep left-wing cross. Read More »

USMNT, United Bid receive major lift with 2026 World Cup approval

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The United bid won ahead of Morocco with 67 per cent of the 203 votes cast at the Federation Internationale de Football Association congress in Moscow on Wednesday. Could the World Cup be winging its way to Brazil in 2026? There have also been worries that his travel ban blocking immigration from several Muslim-majority countries, which is being challenged in the US Supreme Court could affect fans, officials and players from attending the tournament. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann has made a decision on his future

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As the French national soccer team gears up for this week's World Cup, speculation continues to mount over the playing future of one of the team's star forwards, Antoine Griezmann . Last summer came his most recent extension, when he added another year to take him up to 2022. France's Antoine Griezmann smiles as he answers journalists' questions. Read More »

Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui two days before first match

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We have been obliged to make this decision. With Julen Lopetegui being announced as the new Real Madrid manager, speculation is rife as to who will take over in the national team hotseat. "They realised very quickly that Klopp has got a very close link with Liverpool and couldn't get him out of there, and with Conte they weren't sure he was what was needed for Real Madrid ". Read More »

Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria

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Roberto Firmino's incredible season with Liverpool led to increasing calls in Brazil for Tite to find a place for him in the starting XI, mostly by giving him Jesus' spot in attack. Costa's return was also good news for Tite . Germany and Italy are their closest competitor by winning the 4 times. Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup: What are Brazil's main strengths? He would not confirm, however, that the same side would start Brazil's opening ... Read More »

Triple Crown victor Justify returns to Churchill Downs for a victory lap

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Wearing a white blanket advertising his status as the sport's 13th Triple Crown victor, Justify walked laps inside the barn before coming outside to greet a slew of cameras. "It's been the longest, quickest journey", a hoarse-sounding Baffert said as light rain fell outside Justify's barn. Here's a look at horse racing's Triple Crown. Read More »

NCAA eases up on Division I football redshirt restrictions

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More often than not, it limited players from speaking to other schools in the same conference or on future schedules. Previously, a football player who played in a game or fewer lost a year of eligibility but could appeal to get the year back because of injury or other reasons. Read More »