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Sports French Grand Prix 2018
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This is only Mercedes' second front row lock-out of the season. "It's really, really great to have this result, and a one-two". "We've introduced new spec power units for France", Mercedes technical director James Allison said. Heavy rain kept cars mostly in their garages during Saturday's final practice, when Bottas topped the timesheet. Five drivers, including Red Bull's Max Verstappen, did not complete any laps and the times were meaningless with nobody on track for some 40 minutes.

Sports 'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo'
Author: 0 'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo'

While he single-handedly dragged La Albiceleste to qualification in Russian Federation, with seven goals, which included a hattrick in their final CONMEBOL fixture against Ecuador - he has been unable to replicate that sort of form in Group D at this years' global showpiece.

Sports Romelu Lukaku a Doubt vs. England; Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Ligament Damage
Author: 0 Romelu Lukaku a Doubt vs. England; Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Ligament Damage

Following his double in the 3-0 win over Panama it took the him to four goals for the tournament, level with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo , and made him Belgium's highest scorer at a single World Cup - after one-and-a-half games. "We need to assess the three injury concerns". "I don't think England have seen anything there that they didn't know already, we're very aware of the quality of this Belgium team, they're very strong".

Sports Muguruza falls short, Kvitova into quarters
Author: 0 Muguruza falls short, Kvitova into quarters

The world number three had led in the second set but a collapse allowed Strycova to claim a notable scalp, even if Muguruza remains confident heading to SW19. "I think a few of the games were very tight, especially when you need to break. I think she played well". Strycova had five career wins over Top 5 players coming into this match (and two of them came against Muguruza), and has only ever won one match vs a World No.

Sports How Luka Doncic got to the Dallas Mavericks
Author: 0 How Luka Doncic got to the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks made the move for Doncic a year after drafting point guard Dennis Smith Jr . with the ninth overall pick, giving Dallas a chance to have one of the NBA's youngest backcourts depending on where Doncic lands in the rotation. "One executive speculates that his peers are more afraid of picking a European bust than an American one, simply because people will make a bigger deal out of it", ESPN's Mina Kimes wrote at the time .

Sports Kroos steps forward as Germany's undisputed leader
Author: 0 Kroos steps forward as Germany's undisputed leader

The Germans charged forward and earned a foul on the edge of the box. Germany soon took control of the match, achieving almost 80 percent possession of the ball and finding several clear chances to score, although the Swedish defense held the line.

Sports Predicting ants back England to beat Panama in Sunday match
Author: 0 Predicting ants back England to beat Panama in Sunday match

Southgate also underlined the fact that some of the assumptions - such as Marcus Rashford replacing Raheem Sterling in attack and Ruben Loftus-Cheek starting in place of the injured Dele Alli - were not necessarily true. My only observation is that it's definitely an advantage for us or the opposition if you know the tactics of the other team. "We're really pleased with where he is at, but he wouldn't be ready for the game".

Sports Deandre is National Basketball Association #1
Author: 0 Deandre is National Basketball Association #1

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, holding ball, poses with the expected top picks in Thursday's NBA draft , before selections began at Barclays Center. General manager Ryan McDonough, coach Igor Kokoskov and vice president of basketball operations James Jones joined the group in the team's introductory press conference on Friday.

Author: 0 Mexico coach angry after team suffers 24 fouls vs South Korea

Meanwhile, while the South Koreans are not mathematically out of it - at least until the game between Germany and Sweden later on Saturday - it will take a minor miracle if they are to have any chances of keeping their World Cup dream alive.

Sports Ruben Loftus-Cheek issues ultimatum to incoming manager
Author: 0 Ruben Loftus-Cheek issues ultimatum to incoming manager

While at Selhurst Park, Loftus-Cheek started 21 of his 24 top-flight appearances - before injury took its toll - and earned his first England call-up in November before being named in Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad for Russian Federation.

Sports Everton and Liverpool in contention to land Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Author: 0 Everton and Liverpool in contention to land Ruben Loftus-Cheek

When you're playing you don't think about it but after you let it sink in and it's like "I just played in a World Cup " - it's insane". The 22-year-old's future looks set to be a source of uncertainty this summer, with the midfielder likely to want to seek a move away from Stamford Bridge if he is not guaranteed a regular starting spot next term.

Sports Terrell Owens burns track for 4.43 40-yard dash
Author: 0 Terrell Owens burns track for 4.43 40-yard dash

Owens looks like he hasn't missed a step since he retired eight years ago, either, running the 40-yard-dash in just 4.43 seconds. The debate on the Green Zone had two opinions on the news NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens was added to the Edmonton Eskimos negotiation list.

Sports Heineken Champions Cup: Holders Leinster draw Wasps, Toulouse & Bath
Author: 0 Heineken Champions Cup: Holders Leinster draw Wasps, Toulouse & Bath

Leinster battled their way 15-12 victory over Racing 92 in last season's final, with Isa Nacewa's 78th minute kick securing the victory infront of 52,000 spectators in Bilbao. The finals of both this and the European Challenge Cup will be held at the home of Newcastle United Football Club, St James' Park, in May. The Falcons are back in European rugby's top competition after a 14-year absence, with their last appearance ending in a 2004 quarterfinal defeat to Stade Francais.

Sports Musa's brace gives Nigeria 2-0 victory vs Iceland
Author: 0 Musa's brace gives Nigeria 2-0 victory vs Iceland

The fans sipped on their cold Einstök ale, while chanting "ĺs-land!" And on the stroke of half-time Finnbogason came within a whisker of doubling his World Cup tally when he flashed wide Gylfi Sigurdsson's whipped in free-kick. Iceland can take sole possession of second place in the group with a win or tie after Argentina fell to Croatia yesterday. If Nigeria beats Argentina , the Super Eagles advance - and knock Argentina , finalists at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, out of the ...

Sports Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in World Cup last 16
Author: 0 Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in World Cup last 16

His match-winning brace means he has scored Nigeria's last four World Cup goals, and is now highest goalscorer at World Cup tournaments for the Super Eagles. I was really impressed by them against Argentina . Iceland were still offering plenty in the final third but Nigeria were looking risky on the counter-attack, and Wilfred Ndidi nearly added a second with a 30-yard strike which was tipped over the crossbar.

Author: 0 How to watch Brazil vs. Costa Rica

Brazil struggled to break down a resilient Costa Rica side in their second match of Group E today, with some histrionics by Neymar the main talking point of the match. "The joy, the satisfaction, and the pride of representing the Brazilian national team is a lot", Tite told reporters. Neymar , overcome by emotion on the whistle, covered his face with his hands as tears streamed down his cheeks.

Sports Musa marks return with winning double as Nigeria beat Iceland
Author: 0 Musa marks return with winning double as Nigeria beat Iceland

This would be the worst possible outcome for Lionel Messi & Co. because, to continue in the tournament, Argentina would have to grab three points from their final game against Nigeria and hope Iceland don't win against Croatia . Iceland has to win vs. Croatia to have any chance . Obi Mikel was used as an attacking midfielder throughout Nigeria's qualifying campaign but a lacklustre showing in Kaliningrad on Saturday meant he was asked to drop into a more defensive role ...

Sports Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champ
Author: 0 Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champ

Open week, it's always nice to come back to this course ". "There's a little bit of stress". "I don't know how long he's been out here, 11 years?" "I know it's a two-shot penalty". European hopes of breaking the American stranglehold on golf's biggest titles, with Koepka's win meaning they still hold all four majors and all the transatlantic team competitions.

Sports Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate
Author: 0 Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

Walker added that Holland had said sorry to the England players and staff for carrying the team-sheet on a bit of paper. Asked if he told the players the team to face Panama yet, the Three Lions boss told talkSPORT: "Not yet, no". Ruben Loftus-Cheek was marked down as Alli's replacement, and it looks like the Chelsea youngster has managed to play his way into the side after an impressive showing from the bench against Tunisia.

Sports Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica
Author: 0 Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

Jesus had a quiet game against Switzerland in the 1-1 draw on Sunday and was replaced by Roberto Firmino in the second half. Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday (Jun 22) despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed.

Sports Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia
Author: 0 Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia

If World Cups were won because of the behaviour of a country's fanbase, then Japan and Senegal would make the 2018 final. But after the team swept Colombia off the pitch, Japanese fans also did their share of sweeping: meticulously cleaning up their rows and seats in the stadium.

Sports Philadelphia 76ers trade 39th pick to the Lakers for future second, cash
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers trade 39th pick to the Lakers for future second, cash

Pompey recently wrote that the Sixers were looking to trade their second round picks for future draft compensation. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news late on Wednesday night. LA can possibly sign someone else to lure James (Chris Paul ), but it will be devastating to the franchise if they can't get George. Depending on how hard general manager Rob Pelinka wants to push the matter, he may be able to eventually break the San Antonio Spurs' resolve on Kawhi Leonard as well.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball speaks out on the Lakers potentially trading Lonzo Ball

LiAngelo had worked out leading up to the draft with the Lakers, but wherever LaVar Ball goes, a circus seems to follow, and it appears that isn't something Los Angeles wanted to have following them during the Summer League. After going undrafted Thursday night , the former UCLA athlete was reportedly informed he would not be on Los Angeles' summer league team. That last bit as actually a bit of a surprise.

Sports Shaqiri scores late winner as Switzerland beat Serbia
Author: 0 Shaqiri scores late winner as Switzerland beat Serbia

Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is expected to continue to wear footwear which will have the Kosovo flag on his right heel to pay tribute to his heritage. The comeback was completed in second-half injury-time as the Swiss turned defence to attack, with Shaqiri finishing off a counter-attacking move with a close-range finish in the 90th minute.

Sports Nigerian pastor wants Sh200,000 for World Cup prayer
Author: 0 Nigerian pastor wants Sh200,000 for World Cup prayer

Iceland , the smallest country ever to play in a World Cup, were roared on by their travelling army of their fans. Nigeria's top players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shake-up but coach Gernot Rohr's plans paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to get back in contention to progress to the World Cup's last 16.

Sports Burger King sorry for Russia World Cup pregnancy ad
Author: 0 Burger King sorry for Russia World Cup pregnancy ad

According to Russian news agency Interfax, Burger King Russia's master franchisee is Burger Rus LLC . It's a real wild ride. It promised a reward of free burgers to women who get "the best football genes" that will "promote the Russian team's success for generations to come".

Sports Mavericks and Hawks pull off Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade
Author: 0 Mavericks and Hawks pull off Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade

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. This marks the seventh time in the last 13 drafts that at least one player has gone in the top five and will be entering the National Basketball Association directly from an worldwide team.

Sports Jay-Z Joins Puma As Creative Director
Author: 0 Jay-Z Joins Puma As Creative Director

While the presidency role is a major development for the relaunch of Puma Basketball, Jay-Z has already been in business with Puma for over a year. Walt Frazier, the 73-year-old former National Basketball Association legend, has also been signed to a lifetime contract with Puma.