They know what the Russian national team is worth. Zlatko Dalic insists his Croatia team have not run out of steam before their World Cup semi-final against England after advancing through the previous two rounds on penalties. "This looks like a nation with a newfound sense of footballing confidence - and expectations for the future", said Challands. Denis Cheryshev was Russia's biggest star at this year's World Cup with four goals in five games.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported an update on the negotiations between the Rockets and Capela, who's a restricted free agent. He just signed a brand new four-year contract with the Rockets, and now, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports , he wants to add another star to the roster - his good friend, veteran forward Carmelo Anthony - to help push Houston over the hump that they just missed this time.
Serena Williams is contesting her 35th major semifinal, and her 11th at Wimbledon . With the top 10 women having all been eliminated, No 11 Angela Kerber is the highest-seeded player left in the tournament. Once Williams had figured out how to break the Giorgi serve, though, in the fourth game of the second set, the momentum changed. Shot making and shot selection produced a clear gameplan for the fifth Italian woman to clinch the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, watched by the Fed Cup captain ...
There have been several star performers for all the teams involved in the mix and some of them have particularly stood out from the rest of the pack owing to a number of memorable performances that helped their teams book their place in the last four of the competition.
England too left Italy 28 years ago feeling that the team featuring Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne could have gone all the way. I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps, in the modern era, that would be even crazier.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup gave us some fantastic action of football so far. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez brought Henry into the Belgium set-up two years ago to impart not just his knowledge of goal scoring he is France's all-time top scorer with 51 goals in 123 appearances, and Arsenal's with 228 but also his experience of winning with a team weighed down by great expectations.
Marko Grujic could join newly-promoted Cardiff on loan having spent the second half of last season there, while defender Connor Randall is on the radar of St Mirren boss Alan Stubbs. "I got all the pictures from different perspectives, saw it and thought: how can we all think that the boy who didn't show any weakness in that game until then made these big mistakes in a very important game and nobody thinks it's because of the knock he got?" Liverpool , decked out in our new purple away kit ...
Eden Hazard features on the front cover of one of the Catalan dailies this morning. Hazard admits the prospect of joining Real is every player's dream but insists his only focus now is on defeating Les Bleus in St Petersburg and reaching the World Cup final.
The 36-year-old is also on a streak of 32 consecutive sets won at the tournament, just two off his record. Like his great rival Federer, Nadal has cruised through to the last eight without dropping a set. Alexander Zverev , who was 11 years old at the time, said: 'Of course I remember it. "I didn't think that was ever going to happen, to be honest." It's a very positive four matches for me.
Yet the performances of Gareth Southgate's squad - the second youngest at the tournament - are being celebrated wildly back home. The 26-year-old may not have played his last minutes at the World Cup , but he will need Croatia to get past England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow without him if he's to have a hope of lifting the trophy.
Twenty years ago, in France, a Croatian team featuring Davor Suker, Slaven Bilic and Zvonimir Boban made the last four of the competition only to be beaten by the hosts, and eventual winners, despite taking the lead. The 32-year-old was a little lucky with his spot kick which went in off goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's hand and the left post. They handed them possession and despite playing four times fewer passes than Spain's 1,137 over 120 minutes, they successfully shut them out of their box.
Ross Barkley, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas, Tiemoue Bakayoko Marcos Alonso and David Luiz were among the big names to have returned. Maurizio Sarri was said to have been lined up to take over at Stamford Bridge and it appeared to be a matter of time before a deal was confirmed when Napoli sacked him in May for taking too long to decide on his future.
After the game the other night, the joy on everyone's face, we'd worked so hard and to come through that, it makes us even more proud of each other. I would imagine there is a big party at home. England supporters at the 2018 Fifa World Cup . When the "Football's Coming Home" song was penned in 1996, ahead of Euro 96, the key lyric was of "Thirty years of hurt", but 22 years on, nothing has changed to end that pain.
He first returned figures of 4 for 38 and then came ahead of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina to hit an unbeaten 33 off just 14 balls. With India still needing 48 runs for victory and five overs remaining, Pandya was promoted up the order. England lost the T20 decider in Bristol by seven wickets as India chased down 199 easily. Just a ball after, Bairstow followed Stokes towards the pavilion.
And Salgado, who lifted four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during his time at the Bernabeu, does not want to see Ronaldo depart as he is still "leaving his mark" at Madrid. 7 shirt for Chelsea's Eden Hazard and even allocated him the same parking spot number at the club's Ciudad training complex. Despite the fact Ronaldo is heading towards the end of his career he has shown few signs of slowing down.
Enrique replaces Fernando Hierro, who took charge of the team during this year's World Cup after Julen Lopetegui was sacked a day before the tournament began for the manner in which he negotiated a move to Real Madrid . The 48-year-old guided Barca to nine titles in his three campaigns in charge of the first team, including a treble-winning in his first season at the helm.He previously coached Roma, Celta Vigo and Barca's reserves.
Hamilton was seething was the race at Silverstone and suggested that Ferrari were implementing some "interesting tactics" during a race. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said: "You probably can't ask for anything more from a qualifying session than to have three cars within a tenth of a second at the front".
I think for me they are an example for any young player who wants to play the game. Martinez hopes to succeed where they failed by employing a two-year process to ensure "this is a team, this is not a group of individuals". Brazil won the last of its five World Cup titles in 2002 with a team led by Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho. The quarter-finals stage of the World Cup is well underway, after Uruguay lost to France at the Nizhny Novgorod on Friday afternoon.
The same divers who rescued the children on Sunday went back in to collect the next four on Monday, with the country's interior minister Anupong Paojinda saying they would conduct the next operation as they already knew of the cave's conditions and how to safely bring the children out.
Hospital authorities said the first group of four boys rescued on Sunday were in good health and they were mulling letting their parents meet their wards from Tuesday but from a glass door separation. The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place air canisters along the passage to where the boys are, necessary for divers to safely travel the five- to six-hour route.
There is no doubt English football fans are celebrating their nation's World Cup success hard, but not everyone is impressed by the antics of a select few. Croatia, led superbly by Luka Modric, thought they had won the match when Domagoj Vida rose to nod in a corner in the first period of extra time but Mario Fernandes headed home from a free-kick to pull Russian Federation level at 2-2.
The match begins at 6.30 pm IST. The live match India vs England will be broadcasted on Sony Ten 3 network. The tourists therefore wrapped up the first series of their long tour with eight balls to spare as Rohit hit 11 fours and five sixes to become only the second batsman, following New Zealand's Colin Munro, to bag a third hundred in this format.
The effort to rescue the Thailand soccer team trapped in a cave is underway, and those who want to follow a livestream of the harrowing rescue will have a few options to keep up with the treacherous recovery. A helicopter flew some of the boys to the nearby city of Chiang Rai where they were taken by ambulance to hospital . For the boys, the most unsafe part is the first kilometer, in which the are required to pass through a submerged channel no wider than a person.
Belgium have sent football World Cup heavyweights Brazil home with stunning 2-1 win in Kazan. Roberto Martinez was left bursting with pride after praising his Belgium players for executing his tactical plan in their World Cup semi-final win over Brazil .
Not even the England side from the early 21st century, containing stars like Beckham, Steven Gerrard and a young Wayne Rooney, ever got this far at a major tournament. England forward Raheem Sterling has yet to score at the World Cup from his unusual position as the support striker to Harry Kane , and his finishing let him down against Sweden .
That, in itself, was another sign of progress. In 2014, the team didn't even make it out of the group stage. That record speaks for itself. Getting past a technically adept Croatia side won't be easy, but the Three Lions have the strength at the back, along with the pace and power in forward areas, to overpower Modric and Co.
We'll have to focus more on defending from set pieces because we conceded today from a set-piece. "I hope we will take one more step towards the World Cup final". At that point, Subasic had to go the rest of the way for the Croatians. Ivan Rakitic scored the victor from the spot as Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev dived the opposite direction.
Sebastian Vettel was almost four tenths down on the pole time. Hamilton is chasing a sixth victory at Silverstone , where he believes Mercedes' aero package will shine. Not just that, Williams woes will be even worse due to the British summer heat, with Claire saying: "We'll have to open up the bodywork even more, which means even less downforce".
The unseeded Makarova stormed into a 5-1 first set lead, which she eventually took 6-4. "I was really nervous, because you need to win this point". Wozniacki, the fifth top-eight seed in the women's draw to make an early exit, didn't need to rummage too far into her mind's annals to draw out a almost identical match to the one she played Wednesday but one with a far different outcome - a match she indeed followed by doing "something really great".
He faces Alex de Minaur next. "Hopefully it's nothing that will concern me", said Djokovic. "It's most likely a twitch in the muscle or something like this that has affected the knee a little bit". Madison Keys has become the latest top-10 seeded woman to lose at Wimbledon after her comeback fell short. Former world number one Angelique Kerber said she was looking forward to her first grasscourt meeting with 18th seed Naomi Osaka in the third round of Wimbledon .