• Uruguay sweat on Cavani injury, as France clash looms
Uruguay sweat on Cavani injury, as France clash looms

It should be noted that both Ronaldo and Messi would be 37 and 35 respectively when the next World Cup comes around. Oscar Tabarez's well chiselled South Americans were quicker out of the blocks and caught Portugal trousers down when Cavani powered home a textbook header following an exchange of raking passes with strike partner Luis Suarez.

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  • Roger Federer finds Wimbledon 2018 opener ‘nerve-racking’
Roger Federer finds Wimbledon 2018 opener ‘nerve-racking’

According to Forbes magazine's recent list of the world's highest-paid athletes, Federer now earns $77.2m (£57.63m) a year, with his Nike sponsorship one of the most lucrative deals in sport. The estimated worth of the Uniqlo deal trumps the $10m (£7.6m) he was reportedly making each year with Nike, which still retains rights to the Swiss star's...

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  • Paul George ‘Has Committed’ To Signing With Thunder
Paul George ‘Has Committed’ To Signing With Thunder

Meanwhile, George played well in OKC, but the Thunder got off to a bad start, struggled to find its footing, eventually got better and ended up with the same record as Indiana. Free agent forward Jerami Grant has agreed to return to the Thunder. That put the Pacers in the position of letting him go for nothing after the season or receiving va...

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  • Brazil cruises past Mexico into World Cup quarter-finals
Brazil cruises past Mexico into World Cup quarter-finals

Brazil had to wait until the 88th minute to put the match to bed when Neymar was the architect, crossing for Firmino to tap the ball home. The five-time World Cup champions will next face either Japan or Belgium in their seventh straight quarterfinal match, the stage they have reached at every World Cup since 1994.

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  • Mbappe now at Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar level says Balague
Mbappe now at Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar level says Balague

Discussing the Frenchman's love of all things Uruguayan, Godin said: "He loves who we are, our customs and our music, and he drinks more mate than me". He was also seem making gestures with his middle finger. Ronaldo's World Cup exit is down in large part to the talents of Uruguayan strike duo Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani - the latter of who...

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  • Manchester United get boost in pursuit of Chelsea's superstar
Manchester United get boost in pursuit of Chelsea's superstar

For now, however, Willian will be staying put as Chelsea are said to have rejected the bid. Danny Drinkwater is also available for around £30m, and Willian is valued at £60m with Barcelona still in talks. Chelsea are probably keen to keep hold of their players' player of the year, while Barca and United would like to add them to their ...

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  • Gracious in defeat, Japan leave Russia World Cup with pride
Gracious in defeat, Japan leave Russia World Cup with pride

These teams drew 0-0 in the group stage of the last World Cup , and Mexico qualified for the last 16 here at the expense of Germany, beating the holders 1-0 in Moscow in their opening game. "I'm very happy with my performance but even more so with the team's victory", he said. The yellow cards that players receive get wiped clean at the start of...

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  • LaLiga: Real Madrid speaks on Neymar transfer
LaLiga: Real Madrid speaks on Neymar transfer

Real were quick to knock it down, saying in a statement they had not been consulted by TVE before the broadcast. Whether Real Madrid publicly discussing a player who isn't theirs is a plan to potentially unsettle the player remains to be seen.

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  • Swiss size up Sweden after thrilling draw
Swiss size up Sweden after thrilling draw

But they must do so without captain Stephan Lichtsteiner and defender Fabian Schaer, whose second bookings of the competition earned them each a one-match suspension. Embolo was presented with another chance to put Switzerland ahead after 77 minutes, but the young forward opted to pass rather than shoot in the box.

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  • Cavs fan gives LeBron James’ jersey the treatment it deserves
Cavs fan gives LeBron James’ jersey the treatment it deserves

LeBron James , widely considered to have carried the Cleveland Cavaliers through the playoffs, has signed a four-year, $154-million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Lakers , and everyone's reaction seems to be "Yeah, we get it". Using the stretch provision on Luol Deng's contract-Deng is owed almost $37 million over the next two years-wo...

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  • Twitter explodes as Aaron Finch breaks record of highest T20I individual score
Twitter explodes as Aaron Finch breaks record of highest T20I individual score

Behind Finch's two top scores, Maxwell is next on the all-time T20I record list after he belted an unbeaten 145 against Sri Lanka in 2016. He carried over his form in the Men in Yellow's next match versus Zimbabwe as well. Finch fell short of the highest score in all T20s - 175* by Chris Gayle for RCB vs Pune Warriors - in the 2013 season of th...

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  • England vs. Colombia World Cup live stream info, channel
England vs. Colombia World Cup live stream info, channel

That gives the team the momentum England lacks, Pekerman said. We are together, more experienced and a stronger squad of players than we were in Brazil. "We're very self-confident and that will compensate the fact the other team has been able to rest more". Will England or Colombia's respective 2018 FIFA World Cup journey end in agony? ...

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  • Messi, Ronaldo World Cup exits signal changing of the guard
Messi, Ronaldo World Cup exits signal changing of the guard

When the set-piece came to nothing, Belgium broke forward on the counter, exposing Japan's threadbare defence, and scored the victor with the last kick of the game. The players deserve to come home with their heads held high". "'" feel angry not to go, we could have been there, but I want Belgium to be world champion for my friend Lukaku", ...

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  • Iniesta retires from Spain after World Cup loss to Russia
Iniesta retires from Spain after World Cup loss to Russia

The rest of the 207,293 votes were distributed among the other options: the players (28,204, 13.6%), Julen Lopetegui (12,088, 5.8%) and Fernando Hierro (6,136, 3.0%). "It's very hard", Ramos said. Although many think we could have done more, we did not know how to do more. A penalty was the only way they could cause us danger.

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  • LeBron James is leaving Cavs to sign four-year deal with Lakers
LeBron James is leaving Cavs to sign four-year deal with Lakers

Shortly after LeBron's announcement, Bryant posted a message on Twitter , welcoming him to the Lakers, while congratulating their front office on their successful pursuit of the best player in the world today. They missed out on Paul George, who opted to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but have already brought in JaVale McGee , Lance Step...

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  • LeBron James Opts out of Contract
LeBron James Opts out of Contract

However, James could still re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is that he appears ready to move. In 2010, he bolted for Miami and spent four seasons with the Heat, winning two titles, before returning home to Northeast Ohio.

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  • Serena Williams wins on Wimbledon return
Serena Williams wins on Wimbledon return

First of all, as her baby bump grew bigger, she would have had to alter some of the exercises just to accommodate the change in shape or the change in range and mobility. I don't go out there expecting to do well, see what happens. The agency staffer reportedly left eventually without getting a sample from Williams, but Horn told the website that s...

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  • Thai boys trapped in cave for more than a week found alive
Thai boys trapped in cave for more than a week found alive

A team led by Thai navy SEAL divers pushed through the murk of a kilometre- (half-mile-) long chamber to a passageway that could lead to where the missing may have taken shelter, said the SEALs' commander, Rear Adm. Now they will have to be rescued - a task made much hard with rising water and mud. All 12 players of the team known as Wild Boa...

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  • Jerami Grant Returning to Thunder on 3-Year, $27 Million Deal
Jerami Grant Returning to Thunder on 3-Year, $27 Million Deal

The concept of James joining the Lakers included teaming with Paul George , a hometown high scoring forward, and perhaps either guard Chris Paul or Kawhi Leonard , another forward who is seeking a trade from the San Antonio Spurs and has his eyes on Los Angeles.

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  • Colombia vs England: Southgate eyes rare knockout win against Los Cafeteros
Colombia vs England: Southgate eyes rare knockout win against Los Cafeteros

The lads have got the chance to write their own stories". "We have a clear game plan and we are playing according to that", coach Janne Andersson said. England got a Harry Kane last minute victor against Tunisia but will need to be at their best to beat Colombia . That gives the team the momentum England lacks, Pekerman said.

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