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by | June 17, 2018 | 15:30

Sri Lanka's cricketers refused to take the field on the third day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies at St. Lucia after umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar changed the ball, the global media reported. Opening batsman Devon Smith top scored with a painstaking 61 while Shane Dowrich, fresh from a match-winning unbeaten century in the first Test in Trinidad, contributed 55.

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:37

The teams were level after an interesting first half in which Peru missed a penalty. Peru are at the World Cup finals for the first time in 36 years, and they seem determined to make the most of it. Initially, the referee did not give the penalty but after consulting the pitch-side monitor, decided Cueva was fouled. One of Peru's key attacking players' this World Cup , Christian Cueva had the ideal chance to give his side the lead just before half-time against Denmark .

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:26

He was with his two other sons, who were wearing shirts stating: "Happy Father's Day". Following an underwhelming opening half, Antoine Griezmann stepped up to beat goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from the spot on 58 minutes after Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha used video footage to ascertain the Atletico Madrid star had indeed been fouled by Australia defender Josh Risdon.

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:25

Afghanistan can contend well in limited-overs cricket, something they proved with a 3-0 blanking of Bangladesh in a Twenty20 series preceding the Bengaluru match, but were unable to cope with the demands of test cricket on their debut. After the first innings, [you could see their openers] were trying to stay on the wicket. Thinking and visualising as batsmen about how they are going to play against each opponent.

by | June 17, 2018 | 11:24

The misfiring striker failed to convert the opportunities as defender Jose Gimenez fired a header in the dying minutes of the game to win it for Uruguay . "In good times, everything goes into the back of the net, while at other times the goal seems smaller". Salah, undoubtedly the player to watch for Egypt in this year's World Cup is now available for his side after concerns about his fitness.

by | June 17, 2018 | 10:01

But what makes Iceland hard to beat isn't just its tactical schemes, it's that the Nordic nation has the ability to stay locked in and mistake-free for entire games. We love nothing than when an underdog story comes about during the World Cup, and Iceland's Birkir Mar Saevarsson is responsible for our new favourite .

by | June 17, 2018 | 07:57

The taxi driver apparently tried to flee the scene, but was quickly apprehended by police. Police initially said eight people were injured, but later said seven had sought medical attention. Thousands of fans from Mexico have traveled to Moscow for the tournament, which is being held in 11 Russian cities and runs through July 15. Authorities believe the driver fell asleep at the wheel .

by | June 17, 2018 | 04:58

Johnson , Ian Poulter , Scott Piercy and Russell Henley were the only players under par . Charley Hoffman was under par until a bogey on his final hole. Koepka made only two birdies in a hard-earned round of 72, leaving him in position to become the first back-to-back victor of the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange in 1989.

by | June 17, 2018 | 00:27

During play of the 13th hole Phil Mickelson made a stroke on the putting green at the time his ball was moving. Phil Mickelson ran up a sextuple-bogey 10 in a freaky incident which soured his 48th birthday celebrations on day three of the US Open.

by | June 16, 2018 | 23:27

Even so, there's plenty of reminders of how it can all go wrong - some of them from Johnson's own experiences, majority from the final few hours Friday afternoon in flawless weather from those trying to catch him. Mickelson still had a chance to win until a double-bogey at the par-5 16th. Then, calamity struck as Rose bogeyed his final two holes to fall five adrift - alongside another countryman Tommy Fleetwood, who shot a brilliant 66 - but that was a benevolent fate when place alongside ...

by | June 16, 2018 | 22:33

Australia will hope Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head, both of whom made hundreds in warm-up games, can continue their good form, with pacemen Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake and Michael Neser all looking to feature. He also felt that the current Australian team will face instances where they might get bowled out really quickly as their batsmen are quite aggressive and thus, it is going to take a little bit of trial and error as well as a show of faith and trust from selectors.

by | June 16, 2018 | 22:05

Host nation Russian Federation opened their 2018 world cup account with a five-nil thrashing of Saudi Arabia on Thursday. In a match-up of two predominantly domestically-based squads that play on different continents, with opening game jitters to take into account, even the Russian media stuck a cautious tone in advance.

by | June 16, 2018 | 20:43

Rahane refused to draw comparisons between the two spin-attacks, or delve deeper into whether the Indian spin troika of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will have a point to prove in the Test, but stated that what will effectively be a decisive factor is who handles the pressure situations better.

by | June 16, 2018 | 19:03

Her innings at Clontarf Cricket Club was the second-highest in all women's formats and is only bettered by two knocks in men's ODIs. Rohit Sharma (264) and Martin Guptill (237) are the top two batsmen in the list. "But once I got going, I had a good partnership with Leigh [Kasperek], which allowed me to play how I wanted to play and try and hit boundaries because we weren't losing wickets".

by | June 16, 2018 | 18:58

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero scored twice in a 3-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia on Sunday, three days after getting a reprieve from a 14-month doping ban that has freed him to play at the World Cup. Guerrero has played just a handful of matches for his Brazilian club Flamengo since he was initially banned on November 3, a ruling that forced him out of Peru's two-legged World Cup play-off with New Zealand.

by | June 16, 2018 | 18:21

This is the 5th time the North African nation has failed in its bid to host the World Cup . Among other decisions, Federation Internationale de Football Association will make the final selection of host cities for the 2026 competition from the 23 candidates proposed in the United Bid .

by | June 16, 2018 | 12:05

Questions about his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri and pre-draft interviews of Porter conducted by National Basketball Association teams attending the combine contributed to the concern. The pro day was scheduled for Friday and was supposed to be his second. While he reportedly felt only about 50 percent physically, he had an impressive showing, according to multiple teams in attendance, as he shot the ball exceptionally well.

by | June 16, 2018 | 09:50

United, who begin their season at home to Leicester City , were the only team to claim three points at the Etihad against Guardiola's champions last season, with Paul Pogba inspiring the visitors to a 3-2 victory in April having trailed 2-0 at half-time.

by | June 16, 2018 | 05:36

The 20-year-old's hopes suffered a setback after he missed England's first training session in Russian Federation with a slight knee injury, but on Wednesday evening he assured fans the problem was nothing serious. "Maybe you could argue Dier's a better passer or can drop in as a centre-half but I just think against a good side or quick side, you'd want a central midfielder sitting who's got legs".

by | June 16, 2018 | 00:00

We have been giving a lot of thought to the Iran team and I think we have reached the right level in our preparations. Everybody is aware about the sanctions. In a group that they are both seen as the outsiders, Morocco and Iran knew they both needed something from Friday's group opener and it was already looking like the spoils would be shared before the unexpected happened.

by | June 15, 2018 | 22:46

Kyrie Irving didn't have much to say when asked about the possibility of former teammate LeBron James joining him on the Boston Celtics this offseason. I don't think [impending free agency will] necessarily have an effect. "In this business, I've experienced it all, and I've seen a lot". "So I'm just trying not to push it too hard, just taking my time with the rehab and feeling good".

by | June 15, 2018 | 22:25

In contrast, Uruguay are at full-strength with Edinson Cavani partnering Suarez up front for Oscar Tabarez's side, tipped by some as outsiders to win the tournament. It was initially thought that Salah had suffered a shoulder dislocation but it was discovered that he had only damaged ligaments in and around the joint .

by | June 15, 2018 | 22:26

According to the report , Leonard's relationship with the Spurs has dissolved following months of speculation over a right quadriceps injury that forced him to miss all but nine games during the 2017-18 season. No trade appears to be imminent but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Lakers are near the top of Leonard's preferred destinations. Perhaps no team in the National Basketball Association has more ammunition for a Leonard trade than the C's.

by | June 15, 2018 | 22:23

It's fathomable that it could even reach 10 over and Woods could sneak into the weekend, but the odds are very unlikely. Matthew Jones (76), Jason Scrivener (78), Adam Scott (78), David Bransdon (79), Cameron Smith (79) and major championship debutant Lucas Herbert (83) all had their games shredded on a course that was meant to be set up in a more generous way by the USGA considering the weather conditions.

by | June 15, 2018 | 20:14

ESPN reported Monday that the decision follows the US withdrawing last month from the Iran nuclear deal. Iran played ten friendlies since the last October as recorded seven wins with two losses to Tunisia and Turkey, but they didn't face strong opponents, usually playing against the weaker rivals who are not competing here, which certainly will not help them at the World Cup .

by | June 15, 2018 | 18:59

They said they were willing to listen to "important" offers for the Germany global. Boateng left Manchester City for Munich in 2011 but he recently admitted he would consider leaving the club. Speaking in quotes carried in the same article, Rummenigge said: "If a club comes to us and he says that he wants to join that club, then we will negotiate".

by | June 15, 2018 | 18:29

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has joined the chorus of African delegates at the Fifa Congress in Russian Federation calling for reintroduction of a rotation system for World Cup hosting after Morocco failed to land the 2026 World Cup .

by | June 15, 2018 | 17:31

France is in Group C along with Denmark, Peru and Australia and is among the favorites to win the World Cup . With all the players physically and mentally really for the coming game, Deschamps said his aim is to have the most competitive and highest performing French team at this World Cup .

by | June 15, 2018 | 11:22

While Woods will now have a tough fight to make the cut, he remained optimistic about his chances to see the weekend. He is tied for 101st. "I don't feel like I hit it that bad, and I mean, I shot an 80", said Scott Stallings. The four putts led to a crushing double. "I was anxious about running the (first) putt by, it would be downhill (coming back). But I also feel like there were moments in my round when I could have made some mid-range putts to really have a great day".

by | June 15, 2018 | 10:20

The pressure put on him by Atletico has weighed more than the offer from FC Barcelona and after many days of uncertainty, Griezmann made a decision to stay where he is, as he did last summer when there was interest from Manchester United.

by | June 15, 2018 | 08:42

With Portugal and Argentina as the last two standing Mourinho is visibly torn between his heart and his head as befits such an "emotional job", and instead of choosing an outright victor, suggests that the final with go to penalties, with Messi and Ronaldo each bagging a goal .

by | June 15, 2018 | 08:41

Messi and his team have failed twice after reaching the finals of the Copa De Liberatores, the last when the player was booed off the pitch after messing in a hometown final against the lesser fancied Chile. Let's see if Messi can put the Albiceleste on his shoulders and will it to victory, just as he did with a hat trick in a must-win final World Cup qualifier in Ecuador.

by | June 15, 2018 | 02:51

Vladimir Putin , sitting next to the Federation Internationale de Football Association president and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia , reacts to Russia's goal. Warm-up losses to Italy, Germany and Peru have not made for the best preparations for the Saudis as they chase a first victory in the World Cup finals since 1994 in their first appearance in the showpiece event since 2006.

by | June 15, 2018 | 02:21

Find out more about the world's largest football competition fixture and schedules here. The vote leaves Morocco reeling from a fifth failure in a World Cup hosting vote, with the continent's sole tournament coming in 2010 in South Africa.

by | June 14, 2018 | 23:56

Thus, with Liverpool remaining in the hunt for a new goalkeeper and Courtois seeking pastures new, O'Connor has hinted that the 26-year-old stopper could move to Anfield if Chelsea are willing to sanction a deal with their Premier League rivals.