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Real Madrid shuts down Mbappe rumours

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Real Madrid on Wednesday (Jul 4) denied media reports they have made a bid for Paris Saint-Germain's teenage striker Kylian Mbappe, who is emerging as one of the biggest stars of the Russia World Cup. Spanish sports daily Marca cited reports of Ronaldo looking for a home in Turin, after the Italian press earlier said a bid had been lodged by Juve. Read More »

Town celebrities sparkle at Akash Ambanis engagement

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Apart from these, King Khan Shah Rukh Khan , Amitabh Bachchan are yet to make their way to the engagement ceremony. Aishwarya looked every bit of the diva that she is, in a saree with golden floral motifs, while junior Bachchan opted for a black sherwani and cutie Aaradhya was decked up in a red and golden lehenga . Read More »

Eden Hazard: 'It is my time to shine'

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In Belgium vs Japan match, the former appears to be the clear favourite. Belgium overwhelmed Panama and Tunisia by a combined score of 8-2 and then pulled out a 1-0 victory against England to claim the top spot. In celebration of our City Centurions' remarkable, record-smashing season, we are running a 100-themed summer feature. "We have good training sessions, and I'm sure we'll be ready tomorrow". Read More »

Brazil cruises past Mexico into World Cup quarter-finals

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The Selecao ended the half stronger with Neymar and Philippe Coutinho forcing Guillermo Ochoa into good saves. Mexico had 13 shots at goal but only one really tested the Brazilian goalkeeper. While his scoring is so often the focus, Neymar also creates goals for his teammates. That allowed Firmino, a second-half substitute who had come on just two minutes earlier, to tack on an insurance goal in the 88th minute. Read More »

Australia-Philippines game ends with 13 ejections after massive brawl breaks out

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Chris Goulding was leveled with an elbow, which was soon met with retaliation, with Daniel Kickert coming in and leveling a Philippines player with an elbow of his own. According to The Daily Telegraph , nine players were ejected from the Philippines side, along with four Australians. But the fallout from this shocking incident could have huge ramifications for both nations ahead of the next round of qualifiers in September with Fiba sure to hand out severe punishments. Read More »

Lingard and England ready to continue family affair in Russian Federation

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Alli missed England's previous two games through injury. Speaking about England's new breed on USA broadcaster Fox, Rooney said: "I think certainly the first two games they were excellent". "Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well", said Eriksson. "My father's generation and those before them would view that differently but you have got to be there for your family, I think, and that is very important". Read More »

'Cavani injured is a national disaster'

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To lead Portugal into the last eight of the World Cup . Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to Les Bleus, with Ronaldo quickly following Messi out of the tournament. Read More »

Belgium Beat Japan 3-2 To Reach Quarter-Finals

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But as the seconds ticked down, Belgium poured forward and Nacer Chadli grabbed a dramatic victor. And despite dominating possession, Belgium failed to create many other quality chances while Japan looked unsafe throughout the first half on the counter-attack. Read More »

Paul George Re-Signs With Oklahoma City Thunder And Lakers Lose Out

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Grant had his highest points per game average at 8.4 since the 2015-16 year, when he scored 9.7 points per game. One of the biggest players in this year's free agent class in All-Star forward Paul George has already made his decision by choosing to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder , according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . Read More »

Kawhi Leonard's birthday wish: A trade to the Lakers

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Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James could still sign a new deal with the Cavaliers, the hometown team he led to an NBA crown in 2016 to snap a major sports title drought dating to 1964. It's also worth noting that Leonard is one of the few players in the National Basketball Association who can contain James, another reason why James would potentially want to play with Leonard instead of against him. Read More »

Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup

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Two of football's biggest stars exited the FIFA World Cup ™ in the space of just four hours as the knockout stages kicked off with an almighty bang. Cavani struck again soon after, however, to take his tally up to three for the tournament and to end Ronaldo's hopes of winning a World Cup with Portugal . Read More »

Best Twitter reactions after South Korea knock Germany out

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South Korea added one more as time expired, Son tapping in after Manuel Neuer had gone up the pitch as Germany searched for a goal. In the other Group F match, in Ekaterinburg, Sweden clinched a 3-0 victory over Mexico , meaning a win against South Korea would have been enough for Germany to progress. Read More »

Sanchez hopes Lukaku wins World Cup Golden Boot

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It looked like Colombia had 30,000 or 40,000 fans in the stadium for their last game. " Southgate hoped that by involving his reserve team last night he would reinforce the harmony of his squad, close any gaps between first XI and the rest". Read More »

The German dressing-room divide might explain their World Cup exit

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It would take an eternity for Brazil to forget the 7-1 mauling Germany inflicted on them in 2014. Germany became the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage, finishing with a one win - in stoppage time against Sweden - and losses to Mexico and South Korea . Read More »

Germany Have Been Knocked Out Of The 2018 World Cup

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After a "dark day" for German football, as Neuer put it, the future looks bright. Germany have yet to confirm whether Joachim Low - who has a contract to 2022 - will continue as coach. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website . Whereas, England will need to overcome Colombia , Switzerland and Croatia before Harry Kane gets the famous trophy in his hands. Read More »

Deschamps and Lloris aware of Messi menace to France's World Cup dream

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France's defenders who play at Spanish clubs: By that do you mean that our three defenders who play in LaLiga (Varane, Umtiti and Hernández) and who know Messi could be a factor in our favour? "It's often hard to be at such a level of Leo, he's a real shining light for us all, we have to play bearing in mind his capacity, playing as close to his level as we can". Read More »

Casey leads Travelers by four after firing 62

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Holmes (65). Bryan tee shot went 238 yards to the left side of the fairway and his chip went 25 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for bogey, bringing Bryan to even for the round. Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands. Read More »

Serena Williams is given the No. 25 seed for Wimbledon

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New mother Williams, who is only ranked 183rd in the world, secured the 25th seeding ahead of Cibulkova who is ranked 32nd. "But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now". Wimbledon will release the draw on Friday. "I have tried and I should be seeded". Unless a seed withdraws before the start of the tournament, Cibulkova could potentially face Halep or even Williams in the first round. Read More »

Paul George to televise free agency on ESPN

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While the Lakers had once seemed like a front-runner for Leonard, a Los Angeles native, once he hit free agency, that was also previously the case with George. That could drive up the price for Leonard, an unusual scenario for a player so close to free agency (and coming off an injury that cost him 73 games last season). Read More »

Serbia 0 - 2 Brazil - Match Report & Highlights

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For most of the first half, Brazil couldn't break through Serbia's compact back line. Brazil took a while to find their stride against a physical Serbian side who briefly rattled their illustrious rivals, but once Paulinho put them ahead after 36 minutes they always looked comfortable and Silva's 68th-minute header settled it. Read More »

No unrest in Argentina camp! - Sampaoli

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Sergio Aguero will make sure the right music is there for everyone. He is also just the second African player to register two goals in two World Cup matches since Cameroon's Roger Milla in 1990. "My main focus will be the match against Argentina which I consider a must win". Those three will play a crucial role with their quality and experience, but Sampaoli must find a system that works. Read More »

Michigan Basketball: Could Moe Wagner be the Lakers Kevin Love?

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With value in points, rebounds, and 3PM, Wagner could be a mid-year waiver wire target. The Lakers were the second-worst 3-point shooting team in the National Basketball Association last season. He has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play in San Antonio and will eventually alert rival teams considering trades for him that his intention is to sign in Los Angeles when he can become a free agent in 2019, league sources said. Read More »

Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player

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It was Egypt who broke the deadlock on 21 minutes as Salah latched onto a long ball before lobbing the on-rushing Yasser Al Mosailem to nestle the ball in the back of the net. Almuwallad had earlier missed a chance to equalise when El Hadary saved his penalty. El Hadary started the Group A game at the Volgograd Arena at the age of 45 years and 161 days. Read More »