by | July 21, 2018 | 16:56

It wasn't easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud! The 59-year-old Italian takes over at Stamford Bridge from Antonio Conte , who was sacked on Friday. He added that his agreement for the sale of Jorginho with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was in place "irrespective of whether or not Sarri ends up taking charge of Chelsea ".

by | July 19, 2018 | 15:39

Last week, Detroit was selected as one of the seven finalists, along with Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis , Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Antonio . The 2021 Men's Final Four will mark the 24th time since 1940 that the men's basketball championship has come to Indianapolis .

by | July 19, 2018 | 12:56

United re-signed Pogba in 2016 in a deal valued at £89 million from Juve, and an Italian publication Tuttosport claims could be on his way to his former club. "It is really bad, really sad, not good for him, for me, the team", he added. "They needed to focus on the job for their national team". "He's entitled to have a dance now he's won the World Cup".

by | July 18, 2018 | 14:09

The Gunners has already spent £70million on new faces already since the window opened at the beginning of the month, with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi joining Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, and Bernd Leno through the door. After Germany finished bottom of the group following their loss to South Korea, team manager Oliver Bierhoff suggested Ozil's selection for the World Cup may have been a mistake .

by | July 18, 2018 | 13:45

With months of buzz swirling suggesting he intends to sign in Los Angeles with the Lakers , teams outside L.A. are reportedly increasingly convinced that in trading for Leonard they would be acquiring a one-year rental player, making it less and less viable to mortgage the future in any deal for the all-world talent.

by | July 18, 2018 | 13:34

Novak is in the range as well, hitting a return victor for a deuce and he creates a break point, only to be denied by Nadal's service victor, as often when he was in danger in this match. He had break points in the 15th, 21st and 35th games of the decider before taking victory when a tired Isner, who had needed treatment for blisters on his right hand, hit long."It just seems cruel and unusual punishment for these guys", former champion John McEnroe said on the BBC.

by | July 18, 2018 | 11:32

The newspaper says that Chelsea - who have also been strongly linked with Alisson recently - are reluctant to pay that kind of money for the goalkeeper but Liverpool's offer will force them to show their hand. Liverpool had been deterred from pursing that interest at the start of the summer by Roma's asking price. So many observers have suggested Karius was not up to the job of being first choice keeper for the club and that decision came back to bite him.

by | July 18, 2018 | 11:19

Ronaldo, who insisted that Juventus were the only club to make an offer for him this summer, also admitted he developed a bond with the club's supporters when the Turin crowd rose to their feet to applaud his spectacular overhead kick against the Italian club in a Champions League quarter-final this year.

by | July 18, 2018 | 10:14

With Putin standing on a podium next to him, Trump said he didn't "see any reason why it would be" that Russian Federation intervened in the 2016 presidential election to help him win. Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's biggest daily newspaper, said Husseini allegedly shouted comments to USA journalists and disrupted the live broadcasts they were doing while awaiting Putin and Trump.

by | July 16, 2018 | 09:34

But once you're here and played as well as we did, you want to take those opportunities in life. "We showed again that we were not exhausted - we dominated the game mentally and physically". "But for these players, many have come of age on an worldwide stage and I couldn't be prouder with what they've done". We have proved to ourselves and our country that it is possible.

by | July 16, 2018 | 09:32

Perera and veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath opened the bowling for Sri Lanka once again and bowled unchanged picking up nine second-innings wickets between them. "Today, it spun a little bit more than yesterday". Sri Lanka s second innings 190 was built on 35 from Angelo Mathews, and a stroke-filled 33 off 46 balls from Lakmal, who came in at No.

by | July 16, 2018 | 08:51

Ivan Rakitic has heaped praise on his Croatia teammate and skipper Luka Modric , insisting the Real Madrid midfielder should be awarded the Ballon d'Or following yet another sensational season for club and country. Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said their extra-time victory was deserved and his players were not yet finished despite playing a lot of football in the past three rounds.

by | July 16, 2018 | 08:44

I have a free space on my forehead. "For me, it should never be about you". 'All I can do is tip my hat and congratulate them. Leander Dendoncker - who played only the once in Russian Federation in a 1-0 win over England in the group stages - may be left red-faced however, as he appeared to have more important affairs to focus on as he spent much of his time waiting for the King and Queen on his phone.

by | July 16, 2018 | 07:57

Groenewegen grew up in a cycling environment as his grandfather was a bike manufacturer and his boyhood coach was Jean-Paul van Poppel, victor of nine sprint finishes at the Tour de France . Race favorite Chris Froome crossed safely in the main pack. "(Porte) can be confident after this climb", Van Avermaet said. Movistar's Mikel Landa and Education First-Drapac's Rigoberto Uran also fell, while France's great hope, Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale suffered five mechanical problems - ...

by | July 15, 2018 | 17:03

Isner previously won the longest ever Grand Slam singles match against Nicolas Mahut , lasting 11 hours and five minutes over three days in the 2010 Wimbledon first round. Novak served brilliantly in the key moments, staving off break point opportunities from the Spaniard. The women's finals are set to take place on Saturday, pitting former champion Serena Williams of the US against Angelique Kerber of Germany.

by | July 15, 2018 | 15:33

But unfortunately I'm not able to work in his corner 'coz someone took my spot. A fan reacts during a televised broadcast of the welterweight boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse, at a gym in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2018 .

by | July 14, 2018 | 12:57

And Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals for the first time in seven years with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely. The Serb has progressed to the last four of a Grand Slam for the 32nd time to take sole ownership of second place on the list for the most semi-final appearances at a major in the Open Era, ahead of American great Jimmy Connors.

by | July 14, 2018 | 12:44

South Africa's Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the Wimbledon final in 97 years after triumphing over John Isner in the tournament's second longest match . "I feel like she's been playing really well, ". "I apologise if I´m not more excited right now". Isner said that being part of yet another record-breaking match did not help ease his pain.

by | July 14, 2018 | 12:29

Umesh Yadav and Siddharth Kaul were taken apart and it was just a matter of time before the spin twins were to be introduced into the attack. Whether this claim is accurate feels debatable, not least since Joe Root missed a ball turning into him by some six inches, while Jonny Bairstow played across the wrong 'un to be similarly trapped lbw.

by | July 14, 2018 | 11:21

But it was finally announced that Antonio Conte has left his position as head coach of Chelsea with a replacement imminent. Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two-season stint in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit.

by | July 13, 2018 | 10:53

Wilshere said he did not have to think twice when he learned of Pellegrini's interest which made him join the east Londoners. "The manager [convinced me],..." Leicester City and West Ham United are continuing to track Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku.

by | July 13, 2018 | 10:43

In Britain, shoppers spent more on beer, barbecues and big-screen televisions in June but the overall increase in sales slowed, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). "It came down to a corner kick". Pogba and France will take on Croatia in the final of the World Cup in Moscow on Sunday. "Belgian football has a wealth of young talent coming through and with my role I have my eyes on the Euros in 2020 so I don't want to make an assessment yet".

by | July 13, 2018 | 09:40

A former Croatian soccer player himself, Dalic, knows just how important a World Cup victory would be for Croatia, a team which has made it to the final round 5 times, but has never won. Not everyone seems as enthusiastic as Walker. Before the World Cup started I said I would give my home up to see Croatia become World Champions! "It's not something I'm really thinking about", he said.

by | July 11, 2018 | 11:57

Real Madrid will reportedly turn to Paris Saint-Germain duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe or Chelsea forward Eden Hazard as they seek to replace Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. My respect and recognition to them all. Having already proved that he can do the business in England and Spain, he will be desperate to help bring the European glory back to the fans who so crave it in Turin.

by | July 11, 2018 | 11:47

Belgium turned up with a mental 3-2-3-2 formation with Mousa Dembélé as a right wing-back and Kevin De Bruyne sort of floating around everywhere. You're disappointed because you lose the semi-final, and it's very hard to see the opportunity of playing another game as a positive.

by | July 11, 2018 | 09:43

Clint Capela played an important role in the Houston Rockets coming within one win of reaching the 2018 NBA Finals, but it's still uncertain whether he'll return to the Western Conference's No. Swapping Melo for a player (s) of lesser value would also create a trade exception for OKC. It's far from a sure thing, but it looks like the Rockets are making a push to land the veteran sharpshooter.

by | July 11, 2018 | 08:52

In order to win, England will need to contain Modric, who is involved in nearly every Croatian attack, controlling the pace, and scoring twice, including in the impressive 3-0 win over Lionel Messi's Argentina. "We have a privilege to get to the final", he said, before saying he was "here to write a new page in history". That evenness is why France is the team to beat in the mind of Jeffrey Marcus, publisher of the World Cup newsletter "The Banter".

by | July 10, 2018 | 16:42

So, if the Moscow semi-final promises to be the most glamorous occasion of Alli's career, then what was the least? "It's [meant so] much to me and the whole team!" Danny Welbeck was in the Manchester United team beaten 4-0 by MK Dons in the League Cup.

by | July 10, 2018 | 14:25

Follow Al Jazeera's coverage of the World Cup 2018 here . "Everybody is ready. It's the World Cup semi-final". When Croatia stormed through the group stage with nine points from three games, they did in indeed look like serious contenders.

by | July 09, 2018 | 07:28

But the survival of those remaining in the cave is far from guaranteed with extraction efforts put on hold until Monday morning to allow rescue divers time to resupply. Thai media reported one of the four boys was in a critical condition and a family friend told a reporter it was Mongkol, the weakest of the group, whose condition has since stabilised.

by | July 09, 2018 | 07:05

Mario Fernandes ( Russia ) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. The current Croatian squad is one win away from matching their 1998 success of reaching the semi-finals. Fedor Smolov tried to trick Subasic with a chip shot, but the execution was poor and Subasic was able to recover and swat the ball away after he dove to the ground.

by | July 06, 2018 | 05:03

The 19-year-old forward's electric pace caused Argentina problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France overturn a 2-1 deficit and set up a quarterfinal date with Portugal or Uruguay, who play later on Saturday. "We'll have to wait day by day to see how he feels". Uruguay won all three of their group matches, and are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament.

by | July 06, 2018 | 04:30

He has since taken the team to the last eight in Russian Federation after a penalty shootout win over Denmark at the weekend, which followed an impressive showing in the group stage. His total time wasted on the pitch adds up to 13 minutes and 50 seconds in the entire tournament. I don't think referees have been protecting him enough.

by | July 04, 2018 | 01:21

Julius Randle will not be back with the Lakers. The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle, added Lance Stephenson , JaVale McGee and re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Los Angeles Lakers are signing veteran point guard Rajon Rondo . The free-agent class of 2019 is projected to be deeper and more talented than this one ( Kawhi Leonard , Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns and possibly Kevin Durant if he opts out of his existing deal), with the exception of James, of course.

by | July 04, 2018 | 01:02

Belgium captain Eden Hazard admits memories of his squad's shock Euro 2016 defeat to Wales haunted him when they were down against Japan. Speaking to Fox Sports , Sanchez said: "I want Belgium to win the World Cup , for my friend Lukaku".

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:13

In the scorching conditions in Samara, the Mexicans, who started with 39-year-old Rafael Marquez, made a frenetic start but were unable to convert their chances. Once Brazil took the lead, they dominated the play. His run across goal and clever backheel won Willian space, and the Chelsea midfielder only needed two touches to drive into box and lay the ball across for the world's most expensive player to slide home.

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:10

But while the Mexicans lost on the pitch, they certainly won on social media. Neymar scored once in Brazil's 2-0 victory. Just like they did with their superbly-worked opening goal. In a delayed reaction, Neymar made the most of Layun stepping on his ankle, rolling around with his hand covering his eyes. During the win over Costa Rica in the group stage, Neymar tried to win a penalty by flopping to the ground in the area.

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:36

Atlanta remains a target of multiple teams trying to move up in the draft, including Dallas, which also has been focused on selecting Doncic, league sources said. At 6-foot-2 and a scrawny 178 pounds, Young has to build his body significantly. "It's a whole different level from where he's played to where he's about to play".

by | July 02, 2018 | 10:30

Germany's World Cup exit has left the ousted champions with a number of questions to answer. "I don't know if it was the darkest day for German football, but it was definitely a very black one", Kroos told reporters. Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan also brought focus on the team when they were pictured in May with controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his country's elections, leading to Germany's political leaders asking for explanations.

by | July 02, 2018 | 09:34

Spain led in the 12th minute when Ramos helped force Russia's Sergei Ignashevich into an own goal when his back was turned to the play. Spain dominated possession but were unable to make it count and were punished when Russian Federation were awarded a penalty.

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:00

James can also sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, something he has done each year since returning in 2014. LeBron James has guided his team to the NBA Finals in each of the past eight seasons. LeBron is heading to LA. The Cavs were swept in the NBA Finals this past season by Golden State who also beat Cleveland in the 2017 finals. This marks the first time James will play for a team in the hotly contested Western Conference, which includes heavyweight teams such as the Golden ...

by | July 02, 2018 | 05:31

With the Lakers , James will be playing in the Western Conference for the first time and just down the Pacific Coast Highway from the Warriors, the team that has stymied him three times in the past four finals. But while the Cavs and Lakers appear to be the front-runners for James, the Sixers aren't ready to give up the fight. Sunday evening, James made his move.

by | July 02, 2018 | 04:01

We don't take him for granted. "We're incredibly excited about Collin Sexton and the attitude, work ethic, his competitive fire, he's a scorer, but I just love his competitiveness that he's going to bring to this franchise and the energy that he's going to bring to this building", Altman said.

by | June 30, 2018 | 20:28

Though this is not necessarily an irregular occurrence - they've always found a way to momentarily suck us in - there is something discernibly different this time around. By introducing Danny Welbeck rather than Kane from the bench for the final 15 minutes in Kaliningrad, he ensured all of his outfield players have now been involved across the three group games.

by | June 30, 2018 | 19:38

Sweden had not been to the knockout stage since 2006. Mexico left back Jesus Gallardo received a yellow card for elbowing Sweden's Ola Toivonen just 13 seconds into the match, the quickest a player has ever been booked in the World Cup .

by | June 30, 2018 | 19:21

Uruguay's defence might be a bigger problem for Ronaldo and Portugal when the teams meet in Sochi. Portugal have not lost a competitive match with Ronaldo in the side since the 2014 World Cup, although they were beaten on penalties by Chile at last year's Confederations Cup.

by | June 30, 2018 | 19:05

An opening game loss to Mexico (0-1) was followed by a dramatic late win against Sweden (2-1) but they were unable to continue the momentum as South Korea humbled Joachim Low's side 2-0 sealing their fate. "Marcelo has a medical history with this kind of injury", Lasmar said in the mixed zone. The team's physical trainer, Fabio Mahseredjian, admitted the training load had to be adjusted in cases like Augusto's, but defended the squad's training regime during the World Cup.

by | June 30, 2018 | 18:26

If you're looking for a breakdown of the bracket, we've got you covered . The first match in this stage will be played on June 30, Saturday, between France and Argentina , the two star-studded teams that been underwhelming, given the star power in both the teams.

by | June 28, 2018 | 17:10

According to reports, multiple Cavs members believe LeBron is staying with the team. That point was hammered home even more during the All-Star Game when James selected Irving to play for his team during the first-ever draft. He also reported that George " is no longer assured " to sign with Los Angeles this summer. Wednesday's news comes on the tails of an ESPN report that "pressure is mounting" for the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire Leonard, who can become a free agent after next ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 16:48

Russian Federation doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when Diego Laxalt's shot from the edge of the area deflected off Cheryshev, leaving Akinfeev wrong-footed. Spain won the group after its 2-2 draw with Morocco. Here are 3 decisive moments that tilted the tie in Uruguay's favor and sealed their place at the top of the group.