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Sports Russian Federation can keep on partying after fine World Cup run
Author: 0 Russian Federation can keep on partying after fine World Cup run

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.

Sports Rockets determined to sign Carmelo Anthony
Author: 0 Rockets determined to sign Carmelo Anthony

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.

Sports Wimbledon: Serena Wiilliams makes it 100 wins and 11 semifinals
Author: 0 Wimbledon: Serena Wiilliams makes it 100 wins and 11 semifinals

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 ...

Sports Predictions for the World Cup semifinals
Author: 0 Predictions for the World Cup semifinals

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.

Sports Southgate in no mood to change England's winning formula
Author: 0 Southgate in no mood to change England's winning formula

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.

Sports France coach Deschamps: Giroud so critical to our system
Author: 0 France coach Deschamps: Giroud so critical to our system

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.

Sports Norwich facing competition from multiple Championship clubs for Wilson loan
Author: 0 Norwich facing competition from multiple Championship clubs for Wilson loan

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 ...

Sports Real Madrid shirt is special - Eden Hazard
Author: 0 Real Madrid shirt is special - Eden Hazard

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.

Sports Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game
Author: 0 Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game

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.

Sports A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup
Author: 0 A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup

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.

Sports Croatia ready for England in spite of extended matches
Author: 0 Croatia ready for England in spite of extended matches

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.

Sports Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future
Author: 0 Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future

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.

Sports 'We were fantastic' - Kane buzzing to lead England into semi-final
Author: 0 'We were fantastic' - Kane buzzing to lead England into semi-final

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.

Sports Coach explains Joe Root drop decision as India ODI Series looms
Author: 0 Coach explains Joe Root drop decision as India ODI Series looms

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.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo 'holds talks with Massimiliano Allegri'
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo 'holds talks with Massimiliano Allegri'

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.

Sports Hierro cuts ties with Spanish federation after World Cup exit
Author: 0 Hierro cuts ties with Spanish federation after World Cup exit

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.

Sports Brazil arrive back in Rio de Janeiro following quarter-final defeat
Author: 0 Brazil arrive back in Rio de Janeiro following quarter-final defeat

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.

Sports How are the trapped boys escaping the cave?
Author: 0 How are the trapped boys escaping the cave?

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.

Sports Elon Musk sends an 'escape pod' to help in Thailand cave rescue
Author: 0 Elon Musk sends an 'escape pod' to help in Thailand cave rescue

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.

Sports England fan who smashed taxi roof while celebrating is arrested
Author: 0 England fan who smashed taxi roof while celebrating is arrested

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.

Sports English all-rounder makes his way into T20I squad for India series
Author: 0 English all-rounder makes his way into T20I squad for India series

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.

Sports Four rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; nine left to go
Author: 0 Four rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; nine left to go

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.

Sports Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years
Author: 0 Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years

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 .

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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.

Sports Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals
Author: 0 Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

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.

Sports Kimi Raikkonen - My mistake cost pole position at Silverstone
Author: 0 Kimi Raikkonen - My mistake cost pole position at Silverstone

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".

Sports Makarova stuns second-seeded Wozniacki at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Makarova stuns second-seeded Wozniacki at Wimbledon

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".

Sports '17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets
Author: 0 '17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets

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 .