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Belgium assistant manager Thierry Henry has faced media scrutiny in the build-up to the World Cup semi-finals as his team prepared to take on his native France . Tottenham's Mousa Dembele, a central midfielder by trade, comes in and could deputise on the flank or see Kevin De Bruyne pushed wide in an attacking set-up from Martinez .
  • Wimbledon -- Women's third-round matches

    Wimbledon -- Women's third-round matches

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    But even as the third set went into a tie-break, the SW19 crowds were more interested in watch the eight-time men's singles champion warm up for his third-round match. Nadal will be up against the promising Alex de Minaur, who beat Pierre Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3. Kyrgios could next face lucky loser Bernard Tomic if his Australian compatriot can shock Japan's Kei Nishikori.
  • Suarez: Uruguay can cope without Cavani

    Suarez: Uruguay can cope without Cavani

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    Portugal have progressed from the group stage of the World Cup for the fourth time in their history. Portugal lost the match because of smashing kicks by Cavani but still, Ronaldo came forward to give his shoulder to the injured opponent.
  • Serena Williams Wins First Match at Wimbledon in All-White Nike Dress

    Serena Williams Wins First Match at Wimbledon in All-White Nike Dress

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    Now that Im not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help.”. Williams' return to Wimbledon was her first match back since being married. "I didn't serve, actually, 'til I got here, to be honest". Wozniacki arrives at Wimbledon on the back of victory at the Nature Valley International and opened her campaign with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Varvara Lepchenko .
  • Cristiano Ronaldo-to-Juventus rumours played up by European papers

    Cristiano Ronaldo-to-Juventus rumours played up by European papers

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    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to sign for Juventus . Meanwhile, the story on the front of Italy's Tuttosport on Tuesday said Juventus were preparing an offer of almost €120m for Ronaldo. Real Madrid explained in a statement according to UK Mirror. The Serie A champions are said to have tabled an £88m bid for the former Manchester United man, with Real are yet to accept or reject their proposal.
  • This Is England's Thomas Turgoose Sends Brilliant Tweet To Pickford

    This Is England's Thomas Turgoose Sends Brilliant Tweet To Pickford

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    The Leicester forward came on as a substitute in last night's win over Colombia but injured his groin during the game and the Telegraph reports that he got an injection after the game. "His athleticism around goal is excellent and again he executed the planning in the penalty shootout". 'I would have caught it. Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who also formed part of the England coaching team at Euro 2016, described Pickford's attempt to stop Januzaj's strike as "a bit ...
  • What Celtics fan Sonny Angara thinks of LeBron's move to Lakers

    What Celtics fan Sonny Angara thinks of LeBron's move to Lakers

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    However, the fact that such talk emerged during the Cavaliers' severe struggles in January points more toward frustration than pinpointing an actual problem. However his expectations may have been tempered early in the postseason. In order of their ability to handle the pressure and produce, Nance Jr. and Hill were the only two to show any real consistency.
  • Canadian Brooke Henderson shares Women’s PGA Championship lead

    Canadian Brooke Henderson shares Women’s PGA Championship lead

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    Historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey was named Saturday as host of the 2029 PGA Championship , its 10th major men's tournament, and the 2023 Women's PGA Championship. Jessica Korda, who shot 68, and Angel Yin (71) finished three strokes back of the playoff in a tie for fourth. I just did 100-per cent effort every shot, every putt and still, you know, I like looking at the positive side.
  • Records tumble as Aaron Finch smashes 172 … in 20 overs

    Records tumble as Aaron Finch smashes 172 … in 20 overs

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    He then surpassed his own world record high score of 156 with his ninth six. The Australian captain blasted 172 in just 76 balls with 16 fours and ten sixes to rewrite the T20I record held by himself. Finch finished only three runs behind West Indian Chris Gayle's highest Twenty20 score of 175, which he hit in the 2013 Indian Premier League. Australia took 75 from the Powerplay, with Finch doing the bulk of the scoring while fellow opener D'Arcy Short was content to turn the strike over ...
  • Changing coach breathed life into Japan's World Cup campaign

    Changing coach breathed life into Japan's World Cup campaign

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    A Japan fan tidies up the stadium after the loss to Belgium. Martinez's men set up the mouthwatering clash after narrowly avoiding a disaster against Japan, with Nacer Chadli coming off the bench to secure a 3-2 victory. "We need to go through to the next round constantly with more teams". "We don't talk about that to our players". We will be together at the next chapter.
  • Without Messi, Ronaldo, who will reign at this World Cup?

    Without Messi, Ronaldo, who will reign at this World Cup?

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    On a near-cloudless afternoon by the Kazanka River, Messi and his Argentine teammates were overrun and outmaneuvered by a French team full of skill, speed, youth and, for the first time in this tournament, goals. Spain have a awful record against host nations at major finals - they have never won in eight attempts and coach Fernando Hierro played when minnows South Korea knocked out his Spain team on penalties in 2002.
  • Philippines v Australia basketball

    Philippines v Australia basketball

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    This, of course, was just minutes after they had engaged in a fight that included them throwing chairs at opponents' head and blindside cheap-shotting players . "This guy needs to be arrested": the Australian basketball community reacts to the Boomers v Philippines brawl. The sight of a seven footer flying through the air in such a manner was both terrifying and comical, and he was duly ejected for his freaky act.
  • Rajon Rondo Signs One-Year Deal With Lakers

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    By signing Randle, it would appear that DeMarcus Cousins' time in New Orleans is through. The Los Angeles Lakers made one of the biggest moves in National Basketball Association history on Sunday by landing LeBron James in free agency .
  • Kawhi Leonard Reaches Out to LeBron James About Playing Together

    Kawhi Leonard Reaches Out to LeBron James About Playing Together

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    Cousins is hopeful to return to the court by December/January off his torn Achilles. The quintet of Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , Klay Thompson, Draymond Green , and Cousins have 25 combined All-Star appearances. With the addition of Boogie, a top five player at his position, Golden State has no weaknesses in their starting lineup. Cousins is an astronomical upgrade over Golden State's previous centers, Zaza Pachulia , Kevon Looney and JaVale McGee .
  • Denmark - World Cup - 1 July 2018

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    Then Mario Mandzukic tapped home after some hilarious pin-ball in the Denmark box. Croatia has pitched two shutouts and allowed just one goal at the World Cup 2018. Denmark , of course, have their own superstar in Tottenham's Christian Eriksson. The Uganda born winger has plenty of pace and could be a useful asset for the side, who will be looking contain Croatia and push away on the breakaway.