Aguero leads the line again for Argentina v Croatia

This time it seems they want to cash-in on the World Cup fever. Croatia , which reached the 1998 World Cup semifinals but has not advanced past the group stage since then, will face Iceland on Tuesday in Rostov-on-Don. "The defeat is my responsibility because I am the coach ", he said. And throughout it all Messi, arguably the world's best player , remained a peripheral and largely ponderous figure, briefly flashing to life on too few occasions.

Rounding Up Latest Reports Before 2018 NBA Draft

Love was courageous enough to embrace a much lesser role with the Cleveland Cavaliers 4 years ago, landing via trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to form a dynamic big three alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. The NBA Draft is here, so that means free agency is just over a week away. Love averaged 14.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game but shot just 39.2 percent from the floor and 34 percent from three-point range, both of which were playoff lows for his ...

Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

Paine used eight bowlers in an effort to stem the tide of runs, with Alex Hales (147), Jonny Bairstow (129) and Jason Roy (82) setting the platform a mammoth total at the ground where the Test side were bowled out for 60 before lunch on their last visit three years ago.

Anxiety hit us hard, says Brazil coach Tite after Switzerland draw

The Barcelona playmaker scored a superb opener but Brazil were pegged back by Switzerland their World Cup opener, as Steven Zuber headed in from a corner to earn a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Liverpool's No.9 was introduced 12 minutes from time at the Rostov Arena as Selecao coach Tite sought a late victor after Steven Zuber had equalised Philippe Coutinho's opener.

Boston Celtics given best odds at landing Kawhi Leonard

Nov 25, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) brings the ball up court during the second half of the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Four years later, he returned to Cleveland to team with Irving, after receiving assurances from the Cavs that they'd trade the player they just picked #1 in the draft, Andrew Wiggins , for an all-star, which turned out to be Kevin Love .

Phil Mickelson chases after, hits moving ball on green | US Open

In fairness to Mickelson, the best aren't immune to a brain freeze or a meltdown and he'll surely put his act down to something like that. "I don't know if I would have been able to save a shot or whatnot, but I know it's a two-shot penalty hitting a moving ball, I tried to hit it as close to the hole as I could to make the next one".

Russian Federation thrashes Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

The opening goal came soon after, as Saudi Arabia failed to clear a corner and a curling cross in from the left by Golovin picked out an unmarked Gazinsky to head low into the far corner. The No. 70-ranked Russians got an automatic spot as tournament host and the Saudis, at No. 67, have the lowest ranking of the 31 countries which secured places via qualifying.

Eight injured after taxi ploughs into ‘World Cup fans’ in Moscow

The Russian home secretary told the press that the driver lost control of the vehicle, despite video footage seeming to suggest that it was intentional. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me". The following is footage published on a Russian news station's Twitter account, showing the incident and then the driver attempting to flee the scene, but he was quickly apprehended.

Didn't See David de Gea Doing This Well, Manchester United Legend Admits

Check out our brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod with Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna with added Mad Vlad Putin, Spanish managerial weeping and probably some football as well . The 33-year-old, victor of the Best Footballer of the Year in 2017, is unlikely to serve the jail term under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.

Afghanistan set for historic inaugural Test against India

Awarded full member status by the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) alongside Ireland past year, Afghanistan became the 12th test-playing nation after first being recognised by the ICC in 2001. But this will be a new challenge for Afghanistan playing against India in their first ever test match. India has helped Afghanistan make the country their "home", extending all facilities to let their players grow away from the turmoil back home.

Egypt star Salah still a doubt for World Cup opener against Uruguay

Mohamed Salah looks to be on course to make his return for Egypt in time for the beginning of the World Cup . The Pharaohs had a tough run in the preparatory World Cup matches, tying with Kuwait and Colombia and losing to Greece, Belgium and Portugal.

Antoine Griezmann gets autographs from France 1998 World Cup heroes

Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann confirmed he would announce his future in the coming days. The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said Saturday that was still the case. France coach Didier Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, pushing Griezmann towards making a decision. He has scored three goals in 12 matches with the national team since his November 2016 debut.

UFC 225: Australia's Robert Whittaker primed for Yoel Romero fight

Romero was over the 185 pound (83.9kg) limit at the first weigh-in by a pound and came within 90 grams of making the weight a second time . The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday. At time of this writing, no official decision has been made as to whether the fight will still take place. "I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight".

Finals MVP Durant has 'a lot more to go'

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a ideal musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages.

Simona Halep beats Muguruza at French Open to reach 4th Slam final

Halep is 3-2 in career grand slam semifinal matches. "I feel calm. I feel that I have to enjoy it today, the victory, because it was a great match. I think everyone would ask me questions, as well", she said. "When you're facing somebody that also has an aggressive style of game", Muguruza said about facing Sharapova, "I think it's about who takes the command, who takes the first opportunity".

LeBron James went off the backboard to himself in Game 3

After a season of uncharacteristic inconsistency and injuries to key members of their core, the Golden State Warriors are now one win away from their third championship in four years after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Ariya and Kim in U.S. Women's Open playoff

But Jutanugarn regrouped to claim her second major championship title with a par save from a bunker at the fourth hole of their playoff. However, a bogey at 18 - and par from Jutanugarn - extended the play-off, with both players following up with pars at 14.

Manchester United agree £52m Fred fee with Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United are moving ever closer to announcing the first transfer of the summer after reports emerged that Brazilian global, Fred has completed his medical. He'll also be the third player to have played for both United and Internacional after Anderson, Possebon and Forlan. Although the club is renowned for its history with Brazilian players, some non-Brazilian players have also established themselves with the former Europa League champions.

Argentina cancels game in Israel after pro-Palestinian protests

Rajoub also told Palestinian TV that Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his country "gave a slap in the face to Israeli racism". Palestinian diplomat Saeb Erekat said that Minister Regev should realize that "the global community will not yield to the Israeli government.Israel.does not deserve an award but [is deserving of] punishment".

Belgium Release Official 23-Man Squad For The World Cup

Manchester City club captain Vincent Kompany will be flying to Russian Federation for the World Cup this summer, having been selected in Roberto Martinez's final squad, despite sustaining an injury in their most recent friendly. " Vincent Kompany is a leader", he said. "He performed in a fantastic manner when he was on the pitch. We need to wait a period of seven, eight days with Vincent then we will get a good opportunity to make a diagnosis".