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'Soft hotel mattress' blamed for Brazilian's World Cup injury

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With Germany having failing to advanced past the first round for the first time in 80 years, Brazil are now installed with many bookmakers as they favourite to win the World Cup. The Serbian national football squad has ended its participation in the World Cup by losing 0-2 to Brazil late on Wednesday. A mysterious injury that forced one of Brazil's key players off the pitch against Serbia has been revealed. Read More »

Lionel Messi wary ahead of Argentina’s clash with France

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The game will also be streaming on TSN.ca and available on TSN Direct. The Barcelona star is heating up, scoring his first goal of the 2018 World Cup against Nigeria in his squad's last match. Argentina may have squeezed through to the knockout stages of the World Cup in nail-biting fashion on Tuesday but again there was little to suggest the two-time winners can go deep in the tournament. Read More »

If LeBron leaves, TUMS will give away heartburn meds to Cavs fans

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That small financial blow could be more than offset by a long-term contract, with the Cavaliers or another team. The Rockets were still a long shot to acquire James in a trade, even before he opted to become a free agent. Eight years ago, James left and outraged many Cavs fans for the manner in which he departed. "According to a couple of owners I've spoken to and a few executives I've spoken to, Dan Gilbert is known for not being particularly fond of LeBron James", said ESPN's ... Read More »

Gary Neville gives his prediction on who will win World Cup

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Had they won their group England would have been on a path to a quarter-final on Friday, July 6 (7pm), on the same evening that Norwich play King's Lynn Town in their first pre-season friendly. "But if we believe it's the right thing then stand by it". There are no games on Friday but we are back with the business end of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup on Saturday. Read More »

Eamon Dunphy Goes Overboard In His Praise For Marouane Fellaini

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Fellaini signed a new two-year deal worth £100,000 a week after flirting with the possibility of moving on. The 30-year-old, whose previous deal was due to expire on 30 June, had been expected to leave Old Trafford . "I am very happy Marouane is staying with us", he said. The 30-year-old, who only managed four starts in seven months last season, has irked supporters by claiming he was in a "strong position" in talks and entering talks with a number of other clubs in an attempt to get a ... Read More »

LeBron James declines option, will become free agent

It was thought that Paul George would be the star who would join up with James in Los Angeles. James is the most visible name in a free agent class that should include Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, each of whom are expected to opt out of their contracts as well. Read More »

Cahill warns England against looking too far ahead

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The outcome of this game depends on who is in group G will take the first place. Here, Press Association Sport details what to look out for in the final matches of Groups E and F. Lukaku scored two goals in Belgium's 5-2 win over Tunisia on Saturday, thus becoming the first player to score multiple goals in consecutive World Cup games since Diego Maradona in 1986. Read More »

Late goals, VAR and drama dominate group stage

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Should he have left the team after winning the World Cup in Brazil four years ago? "They ( Germany ) are the defending champions, number one on the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and they probably felt they would be able to beat us, so I felt we could use that as a reverse strategy and we hit the nail on the head". Read More »

Was the loss to Belgium a reality check for England?

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It could make for a surreal contest on Friday, with both bosses expected to ring the changes and protect players from potential suspensions. The Manchester United striker was lively on the ball, happy to come deep to kick-start moves and used space cleverly all evening. Read More »

Gareth Southgate: Colombia clash is England's biggest in a decade

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For Martinez , the key thing was that his second-string team, including nine changes from the lineup that put a total of eight goals past Panama and Tunisia, had comfortably overcome a similarly experimental England side. "You've got Rashford and Vardy up front, they need service but they couldn't get anything tonight because of the lack of technical ability from those three lads". Read More »

Belgian World Cup player kicks ball right into his face

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The Real Sociedad winger scored the only goal of the 1-0 win. Videos of the shortly-lived celebration were circulating online within minutes and were shared among hundreds of thousands of people. "How can I be so stupid, stuff like that really hurts", he said via a tweet. Adnan Januzaj opened the scoring for the Belgians with a lovely curling shot. Read More »

Belgium go top ahead of England, Japan and Colombia advance

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The Barcelona defender ensured his side's progress with a towering second-half header from Juan Quintero's corner. Senegal became the first team to be knocked out of the World Cup due to Federation Internationale de Football Association fair play points on Thursday, begging the question of if that process is actually fair or if Federation Internationale de Football Association should look into alternative methods. Read More »

Playing buy or sell with 2018 free agents

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Trading the contracts of JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, and Kevin Love is tough alone, nevermind after the recent four game sweep in the 2018 NBA Finals. "Because now you have the people's MVP and you have, like, the NBA's MVP", Irving told radio station Hot 97 in NY on Wednesday. However, with this report, it is clear the Lakers still believe he can grow into a star, because if they didn't, he would have been one of the first players linked in a trade rumor. Read More »

Senegal vs. Colombia - Football Match Report

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Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said he was "extremely concerned" after their playmaker James Rodriguez was forced off through injury in their final World Cup group game against Senegal on Thursday. Shortly before the start of the World Cup , FIFA announced a change in their rankings system, with a cumulative count rather than average, that will prevent the ability of nations to manipulate their standings - as Poland did ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation. Read More »

Ray Parlour delivers surprising assessment of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal

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Mexico lost 3-0 and Switzerland drew 2-2 but Alvarez and Sommer can take heart - Mexico, Switzerland and the host Russians are the only teams so far to make it out of their groups after scoring on themselves. Team media officer Voigt and the director of the DFB office for the national team, Behlau, charged towards the Sweden bench pumping their fists when Toni Kroos' stoppage-time goal gave Germany a 2-1 victory on Saturday. Read More »

India vs Ireland: How India might line up for 2nd T20

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The Indian opener, Rohit Sharma missed his third T20 worldwide century by just 3 runs as he gone for 97 runs against Ireland . M.S. Dhoni and Hardik Pandya came in at the fall of the next two wickets before Kohli chose to go in with just three balls remaining. Read More »

Tunisia End World Cup With A 2-1 Win Against Panama

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Tunisia had not won a World Cup game since a 3-1 victory over Mexico in 1978. No future in the tournament to play for and a world watching; one would think those are the tools needed to encourage flair, innovation and the desire to stake a claim on some worldwide pride. Read More »

This Celtic Is Spurs’ ‘Preferred Target’ In Kawhi Leonard Trade

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They could even keep Leonard on the roster for the start of the regular season and send him elsewhere before the trade deadline, though that's looking less likely by the day. Boston's offer to San Antonio might not have been any better, even though they've got more intriguing assets to trade than any other potential Leonard destination. Read More »

Watson overhauls faltering Casey to win Travelers title

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Casey shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. He finished at 17-under 263. Much is made of the eccentric personality of Bubba Watson . Count Casey among the other 18 percent after he stumbled to a final round of two-over 72. "It was clinical. I did everything I wanted to do". He didn't get off to a particularly fast start, making back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth holes before dropping a shot on the eighth after pulling his tee shot in ... Read More »

Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon 2018

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In May, French Open officials declined to grant her a seed, touching off a debate about how the sport should treat its ranked players who return to the game following childbirth. Defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza is seeded third, with last year's runner-up Venus Williams seeded ninth. The U.S. Tennis Association says it does intend to seed Williams for the U.S. Read More »

Germany to make more changes against South Korea

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The 2018 World Cup looks on course to set a new record for the number of penalties awarded. Mexico leads Group F with six points, and Germany and Sweden both have three. In the aftermath to one of the most memorable victories in Germany's long history of success, Toni Kroos and Marco Reus had a message for the critics back home waiting to see them fail. Read More »

Lakers Again Approach Spurs On Kawhi Leonard Trade

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The Celtics have plenty of possible options in making an offer for Leonard. Wednesday's news comes on the tails of an ESPN report that "pressure is mounting" for the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire Leonard, who can become a free agent after next season and would like to be traded now, preferably to the Lakers. Read More »

Thiago Silva, Paulinho Steer Brazil Into World Cup Last 16

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In the pre-match build-up Brazil coach Tite said Neymar alone cannot "shoulder the responsibility" for his team's World Cup hopes. Serbia , who play Brazil at the same time, have three points. Ljajic stumbled to take a return pass after a charging run into Brazil's box and then fired over shortly after. Antonio Rukavina, who started in place of the experienced Branislav Ivanovic, saw his shot pushed into the danger area by Alisson and the goalkeeper was relieved to see Silva stop ... Read More »