• Prime Minister Theresa May could not watch England penalty shootout
Prime Minister Theresa May could not watch England penalty shootout

This peaked at 127,000 tweets per minute when Eric Dier scored the decisive penalty in England's narrow second round World Cup win over Colombia last night, an event which momentarily sent the United Kingdom into meltdown. Alan Shearer has raved about Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier after his performance for England in the w...

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  • Mohamed Salah commits future to Liverpool
Mohamed Salah commits future to Liverpool

The deal, however, does not contain any release clause for Salah should he decide to leave Liverpool anytime in the future. Salah's goals, after joining a year ago from Italian outfit AS Roma for an initial £37 million ($48.7 million), played a large part in Liverpool reaching the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

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  • Which England players scored in the penalty shootout against Colombia?
Which England players scored in the penalty shootout against Colombia?

The country's only shootout success came earlier at Euro '96. But mostly it's just been abject, from Poland at Wembley in 1973 all the way through to pretty much any performance you could mention over the past 15 years. England had faced penalty shootouts three times at a World Cup , in 1990, 1998 and 2006 but with the help of an excellent sa...

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  • I don't know how to stop Neymar, admits Belgium star
I don't know how to stop Neymar, admits Belgium star

Neymar had probably his best game of this summers World Cup and scored the decisive opening goal with a close range tap in, but it was massive over reaction to having his foot stood on by Mexico winger Miguel Layun that sparked the debate.

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  • Ryu has three-shot lead over Henderson at Women's PGA
Ryu has three-shot lead over Henderson at Women's PGA

The PGA of America announced that historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield will host two of its pillar championships: the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in 2023 and the PGA Championship in 2029. "And I think the tournament is all about confidence". "I think more would start playing", she said. It was not the finish she was looking for at th...

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  • The ball is in LeBron's court after opt out
The ball is in LeBron's court after opt out

ESPN reported that James will not meet in person with the Cavs in free agency, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The Cavaliers still advanced to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season, but the Warriors swept James, who turned in a Herculean effort.

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  • England break penalty shootout curse
England break penalty shootout curse

The winner of Colombia-England gets the Sweden-Switzerland victor in the quarter-finals, and then a semi-final looms against Croatia or Russian Federation. "We carried on, we believed and, in the shootout, we have some great takers". Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg believes Colombia midfielder Wilmar Barrios should have been shown ...

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  • England knocks out Colombia on penalties to reach the quarterfinals
England knocks out Colombia on penalties to reach the quarterfinals

But the Swedes could earn more respect by beating Switzerland and advancing to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1994, when they ultimately finished third. The victor will face either Switzerland or Sweden in the quarterfinals. Previous results: Lost to Japan, 2-1. England's penalty was a logical outcome, but there was far more ...

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  • England fans dare to dream, take over streets after shootout win
England fans dare to dream, take over streets after shootout win

Harry Kane's second-half penalty, after he had been fouled from a corner, put the Three Lions in the driving seat, until the third minute of injury time, when Yerry Mina scored his third goal of the tournament from a corner of their own. Gareth Southgate has handed Kane the captain's armband for England's World Cup 2018 campaign, and he has ...

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  • Russian Federation stuns Spain on penalty kicks, advances at World Cup
Russian Federation stuns Spain on penalty kicks, advances at World Cup

Just to emphasise how pointless Spain's dominance of the ball was, this statistic said it all - they completed 400 passes in that first 45, but they had all of four touches inside the Russian Federation penalty area. Still, World Cup history was on Russia's side after its well-organized team survived two hours of barely having the ball. Aspas...

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  • Japan's oracle octopus turned into sashimi
Japan's oracle octopus turned into sashimi

But his spirit will live on, as Abe plans to use another octopus - Rabio junior - to predict the results of upcoming matches in the tournament. An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan's World Cup group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi , according to local media reports.

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  • England vs India: Krunal, Chahar to replace injured Washington, Bumrah
England vs India: Krunal, Chahar to replace injured Washington, Bumrah

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians and Baroda star, Krunal Pandya will replace Sundar in the T20I squad whereas Axar Patel will join the ODI team. Chahar, who was also a bright spot in Chennai Super Kings " triumphant return to the IPL campaign, has been in fine form in England with India "A' outfit.

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  • Teen soccer team may be stuck in Thailand cave for months
Teen soccer team may be stuck in Thailand cave for months

Rescuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew global help and captivated the nation.

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  • Wenger names three countries that can win 2018 World Cup
Wenger names three countries that can win 2018 World Cup

If EVERY contestant was an England player. Nestor Osorio-Londono, Colombian ambassador to the United Kingdom, said it was "rather sad that they use such a festive and friendly environment, as the World Cup, to target a country and continue to stigmatise it with a completely unrelated issue".

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  • Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon second round
Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon second round

Muguruza, who got past Serena Williams in the 2016 French Open final, is the only woman to beat each Williams sister in a Grand Slam final. It says something about Federer the brand that he created a furore on social media when walking out in Uniqlo clobber from head to nearly toe (his trainers were still of Nike fame), his own unique way o...

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  • England end their penalty curse, beat Colombia in petulant game
England end their penalty curse, beat Colombia in petulant game

Both the teams have often shown that they are prone to errors on the field. Because not only are Colombia a unsafe proposition, with James Rodriguez potentially being fit to line up alongside other phenomenal attacking talents such as Juan Quintero, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado , but it would be so very English to start running before ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer: Will Real Madrid Superstar Join Juventus?
Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer: Will Real Madrid Superstar Join Juventus?

Despite finally offering improved terms, Ronaldo has rejected Real's contract proposal and believes his cycle at the Bernabeu has come to an end. Spanish newspaper AS reported that Ronaldo's camp had confirmed the existence of an offer from Juventus - and that more could follow in the coming days - but insisted that no deal was completed.

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  • Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Wimbledon
Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Wimbledon

The Scot had played three comeback matches in the last fortnight after being out for a year with hip problems which needed surgery in January. Murray said he took the decision "with regret" and thanked people for their messages of support.

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  • Colombia ambassador ‘sad’ over Sun headline ahead of England World Cup clash
Colombia ambassador ‘sad’ over Sun headline ahead of England World Cup clash

Manchester United pair Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford have both put their names forward to take penalties for England at the World Cup , should they be required. Southgate wore a navy blue three-piece suit from M&S at every England group game, despite sweltering summer heat in Russian Federation. Just when you thought this World Cup mig...

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  • Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game
Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game

Colombia , who overcame the premature exit of injured James Rodriguez , will now play Group G's second-placed side - either England or Belgium - in Moscow on Tuesday, with Japan facing the winners of that group in Rostov-on-Don a day earlier.

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