• F1: Mercedes British GP practice Verstappen brought to a halt
F1: Mercedes British GP practice Verstappen brought to a halt

For qualifying, we will try to do what we can but Ferrari and Mercedes are too fast over one lap. I don't see the necessity to decide every time. "For a change it seems like a good Friday, but I hope you're right. "That would be very good news". I think we have to be very honest with ourselves and our fans that this is going to be a journey. ...

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  • Brazil and France target World Cup semi-finals
Brazil and France target World Cup semi-finals

He glanced his header into the top left corner of the goal. Cavani's absence would be a huge blow to Uruguay as he forms a fearsome partnership with Barcelona's Luis Suarez - between them‚ they have scored five of Uruguay's seven goals in Russian Federation.

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  • Nadal heads into the third round
Nadal heads into the third round

That match was also suspended on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) with Wawrinka leading 6-5 in the third set, but Fabbiano wrapped up the victory quickly to equal his best Grand Slam result by reaching the third round. Subscribe to the IOL Sport Newsletter! . Of the players seeded in the top 10 ahead of the tournament, only world number one Simona Hale...

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  • Christian Horner praises 'disciplined' and 'mature' Max Verstappen
Christian Horner praises 'disciplined' and 'mature' Max Verstappen

Up ahead, however, Ricciardo was struggling with blistering tyres in the Austrian sun. The Dutchman managed the race from there on and fended off the two charging Ferraris in the closing laps to secure Red Bull's first win on home soil. Q: (Scott Mitchell - Autosport) Max and Kimi; although the race was 71 laps long, it was effectively decided by...

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  • How do the World Cup quarter-finalists compare?
How do the World Cup quarter-finalists compare?

England have beaten Colombia on penalties. "They have shown it so many times now". Kane's Tottenham Hostpur teammate, Dele Alli , has previously streamed his games on Twitch and both of them have played with Fortnite sensation Tyler "Ninja" Blevins in the past.

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  • Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia
Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia

Yet Colombia did not learn their lesson as Carlos Sanchez, once of Aston Villa, was penalised for dragging Kane to the floor at an England corner. England had lost five successive shootouts before luck finally smiled on it at the compact Spartak Stadium. The night got off to a flawless start when Raheem Sterling was brought down in the box a...

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  • National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Lakers meeting with Clint Capela
National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Lakers meeting with Clint Capela

Looking forward, Paul will continue to provide tenacious on-ball defense and playmaking starting at point guard for the Rockets. Chris Paul is re-signing with the Rockets. Point guard playing in the League since the season 2005-2006. Capela became a restricted free agent after the Rockets had extended him a $4.7 million qualifying offer.

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  • Fellaini does what Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar can't
Fellaini does what Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar can't

Neymar , 26, reacted strongly to an incident in which Mexcio's Miguel Layun seemed to stand on his ankle. Jan Vertonghen (69), Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui (74) and Nacer Chadli (90+4) all scored goals after being down 0:2 to Japan, all five goals scored in the second half.

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  • Thai football team found alive in cave after nine days
Thai football team found alive in cave after nine days

Thai authorities say they are committed to "100 percent safety" when they consider how to extract a youth soccer team from the cave complex. Video shows the moments after they were first discovered by British divers. "I'm waiting for the admiral to give us orders and trying to find a way to get them out because right now the water's really low...

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  • Paul George commits to re-sign with Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George commits to re-sign with Oklahoma City Thunder

However George was traded to Oklahoma City a year ago, where he developed a strong bond with Russell Westbrook . His sports management agency, Klutch, said he had agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract in a tweet that broke the news.

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  • Washington Wizards Could Be Landing Spot for Dwight Howard
Washington Wizards Could Be Landing Spot for Dwight Howard

One of the top suitors of Leonard is the Los Angeles Lakers . The 16-time National Basketball Association champions arrived into the free agency knowing they could clear out salary space for two max-level contracts, meaning there is room for another star to join LeBron in California.

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  • Julius Randle agrees to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle agrees to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans

Ball reportedly suffered torn meniscus in his left knee near the end of last season, but he is expected to be sound when training camp begins in September. Lakers are searching potential free agents this summer with San Antonio Spurs man Kawhi Leonard a rumoured key target. Deng's $36 million salary would then be paid out over five seasons.

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  • Stars adorn the engagement ceremony of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta
Stars adorn the engagement ceremony of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta

Bollywood couples Tiger Shroff with Disha Patani , Aamir Khan with Kiran Rao, Zaheer khan with wife Sagarika Ghatge, Madhuri Dixit with husband Sriram Nene, Vidya Balan with husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor made glamorous entry with their lovely outfits.

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

In Belgium vs Japan match, the former appears to be the clear favourite. Japan is totally different to Wales [who knocked Belgium out of Euro 2016], and we'll take this as seriously as possible. "Most of us are between 25-33, so we have the same level of maturity". The disappointment was obvious, with some of the players falling on their knee...

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  • Molinari claims first PGA Tour title in runaway as Woods fourth
Molinari claims first PGA Tour title in runaway as Woods fourth

Woods then made four birdies in a row at the fourth through seventh holes, none longer than 12 feet. Made a sloppy bogey on 11. I bogeyed 13 twice and then didn't birdie 14 either day, and I was right there next to the green, " he said. He's held the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour 45 times and won an astounding 43 of those events , that's a 95.6 per...

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  • Eng face 'moment of truth' against Colombia: Kane
Eng face 'moment of truth' against Colombia: Kane

The most notable absentee from Gareth Southgate's second-string selection, the tournament's leading scorer, had presented himself for interview post-match looking fresh. It wasn't Lingard's first strike of the World Cup . They have created a great team. In the corridors leading out of the Arena Baltika, the Belgium players from the Premier Le...

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  • Basketball Game Devolves Into a Massive On-Court Brawl
Basketball Game Devolves Into a Massive On-Court Brawl

Australia held a 79-48 lead in the third quarter when guard Chris Goulding was unceremoniously knocked to the court by an opponent. Teammate Daniel Kickert's aggressive forearm retaliation to Pogoy's face then sparked an all-in brawl that included punches, elbows, kicks and objects hurled at players.

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  • Ronaldo follows Messi out of World Cup as Uruguay beat Portugal
Ronaldo follows Messi out of World Cup as Uruguay beat Portugal

The 1998 champions France won 4-3 and looked a different side from the one that struggled to find their cutting edge in the group stage, pouring forward with pace and objective to stretch the ageing Argentine defence in Kazan. "The truth is, it was really exciting", Cavani said. "You have a coach who has been working with them for 12 years, very ...

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  • Belgium stuns Japan in added time
Belgium stuns Japan in added time

Fox Sports said the last time a team rallied from a two-goal deficit in a knockout game was 1970 when Germany defeated England. The Manchester City skipper has not played a single minute in the cup but has the backing of the management to feature during the crucial knock out phase of the World Cup .

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  • The Dallas Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan verbally agree to deal
The Dallas Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan verbally agree to deal

The former Texas A&M center verbally agreed to a max contract with Dallas as a free agent in 2015 before he backed out of the deal and re-signed with Los Angeles. READ: Is DeAndre Jordan even a good idea for the Mavs? In the end, Dallas didn't need to send anything to Los Angeles to acquire its man. But they failed to agree on a deal and th...

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  • LeBron James Rumors: Cavaliers Won't Have in-Person Meeting with Superstar
LeBron James Rumors: Cavaliers Won't Have in-Person Meeting with Superstar

ET Sunday, sources told ESPN . Los Angeles has enough salary cap space to ink James and another superstar in free agency with the most likely target being All-Star forward Paul George , who has also indicated he will opt out of the final year of his deal.

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  • Paul George elects to re-sign with Thunder instead of joining Lakers
Paul George elects to re-sign with Thunder instead of joining Lakers

George was connected to the Los Angeles Lakers for more than a year, but it appears as though he will commit to the Thunder without even taking a meeting with his hometown team. The Thunder traded for him as a way to begin a year-long recruitment of George with the hope of signing him to a long-term contract. Unless another team surpasses the T...

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  • This Moment Served As Kawhi Leonard’s ‘Last Straw’ With Spurs
This Moment Served As Kawhi Leonard’s ‘Last Straw’ With Spurs

But the expectation is the Lakers, who have plenty of spending room under the National Basketball Association salary cap, will make a run at James and George and offer draft picks and players to San Antonio for Leonard. ESPN reported the Lakers' willingness to include Ingram in a trade Thursday, and the Times does not dispute the team's open...

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  • Argentina's Mascherano calls time on career after painful France defeat
Argentina's Mascherano calls time on career after painful France defeat

The World Cup lost its headline acts overnight as the game's two biggest stars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo , readied to leave Russian Federation after their teams were eliminated in the round of 16. Spain's top scorer, forward Diego Costa (L), warms up with teammates during a training session at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on June ...

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  • Korea avoid dishonorable records with win over Germany
Korea avoid dishonorable records with win over Germany

The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World Cup first round since 1938, were a shadow of their once dominant selves, managing only two goals in their three group games. Then South Korea promptly scored twice in stoppage time. Only Brazil , returning champions from 2002, made it past the group stage. They cheered wildy whe...

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  • Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938
Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938

It wasn't my impression when I spoke to the team before that they were under pressure before the match because the Sweden game was on at the same time. He had hoped to move beyond the more typical surroundings of the stadium, hotel and airport to take in more of what the city has to offer during the World Cup - although the sheer volume of fans...

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  • Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia
Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia

Not in group G where England and Belgium are already through, but even there the top two need to decide who goes through in top spot. "It's one of the reasons why we've done what we did (against Belgium), to give ourselves the best possible opportunity of doing that".

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  • Still a glimmer of hope for South Korea at World Cup
Still a glimmer of hope for South Korea at World Cup

South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo makes a save from a shot by Germany's Leon Goretzka , hidden behind, during the group F match between South Korea and Germany at the World Cup match in Kazan on Wednesday. Sport often tends to sympathize with the underdogs and it is for that reason that South Korea enjoyed a huge backing not just in th...

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  • Argentina vs. France odds, lines, expert picks, and insider predictions
Argentina vs. France odds, lines, expert picks, and insider predictions

But as we saw in the Euros, some teams who looked good during the group stage were later knocked out. France and Argentina will officially kick things off in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16. He is the last Argentinean player to score against France , back in February 2009 in a friendly (2-0). France's team, whose average age is 2...

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  • ‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard
‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard

However, Sean Deveney of Sporting News painted a different picture on Wednesday morning, reporting the "league executives aren't so sure" the Lakers must acquire top-end talent from outside the organization before James arrives. One agent recently suggested to Business Insider that the Spurs should not trade Leonard, barring a mega-offer. Leonard...

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