• What Nigeria's win means for Lionel Messi and Argentina
What Nigeria's win means for Lionel Messi and Argentina

In his word "I think I am a little better now". After losing their first game in Russian Federation against Croatia , the Super Eagles will face Iceland this afternoon, June 22, and only a win will give them the chance to make the round of 16.

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  • Suarez fires Uruguay past Saudi Arabia into the Round of 16
Suarez fires Uruguay past Saudi Arabia into the Round of 16

Suarez struck from close range in the 23rd minute for his 52nd global goal, and Uruguay hung on for a 1-0 win over the Saudis. Luis Suarez , who was guilty of a number of blown chances against the Pharaohs, was happy to sweep home at the goal mouth after a Carlos Sanchez cross from a corner sailed over Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais' att...

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  • LeBron James could be leaning towards a return to Cleveland
LeBron James could be leaning towards a return to Cleveland

Pictured: James #23 and O'Neal #32 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars smile on the bench in the final moments of the East's win over the Western Conference All-Stars in the 54th All-Star Game, part of 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on February 20, 2005.

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  • Sweden saved by VAR after struggling without Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sweden saved by VAR after struggling without Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I think we just defended well and we feel if we counter better we can score goals. But he took another look and decided Kim had tripped Claesson as he tried to clear the ball. A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a courageous Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win ...

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  • Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz
Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz

This time the Asian team will be facing Morocco , Spain and Portugal in its group, reports Xinhua news agency. Instead, Iran matched their opponent's high tempo, canceling the game out and turning the match into a defensive affair that allowed Team Melli to steal three points late.

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  • David Warner To Play In The Caribbean Premier League
David Warner To Play In The Caribbean Premier League

Speaking about the signing, Stars' general manager, Mohammad Khan said: "We are excited to bring David to the St Lucia Stars". Warner and fellow-offender captain Steven Smith and fledgling batsman Cameron Bancroft were barred from playing global cricket for twelve months, but were allowed to participate in club cricket.

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  • Tunisia coach: thank all my players for their defensive attitude
Tunisia coach: thank all my players for their defensive attitude

The 22-year-old helped Gareth Southgate's men to a 2-1 victory in Volgograd on Monday, when he looked set to come off in the first half after suffering a knock. As the first round of group games at the 2018 World Cup is completed today, we look back at some of the most notable incidents involving the use - or non-use - of the new Video Assistant...

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  • Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A
Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

Jose Gimenez's winning goal in the 90th minute was Uruguay's latest winning goal in a World Cup match since Daniel Fonseca's 92nd-minute victor against South Korea in June 1990. Barcelona forward Suarez was surprisingly off form, guilty of spurning some crucial chances after was twice denied by stunning saves from Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed ...

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  • France vs Australia (World Cup 2018)
France vs Australia (World Cup 2018)

Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay did not initially award a spot-kick but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a penalty and Griezmann coolly slotted past Socceroos' goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. When new Australia coach Van Marwijk guided Netherlands to the World Cup final in 2010, he did so not by playing attractive football throughout the com...

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  • Cricket in refugee camps to test debut - Team Afghanistan is making history
Cricket in refugee camps to test debut - Team Afghanistan is making history

Barring Ireland last month, all other sides lost by an innings. There is no comparison. This is India's biggest ever innings victory in Test matches. Former Australian batsman Dean Jones praised Rashid, saying he was the best leg-spinner in the world and could spin the ball both ways. He is now the world's top-ranked Twenty20 bowler.

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  • Germany, Mexico fans party together ahead of match
Germany, Mexico fans party together ahead of match

Both the teams will start their FIFA World Cup journey from Moscow this year as they will come face to face at the Luzhniki Stadium tonight. When Mexico were drawn alongside Germany , Sweden and South Korea in their World Cup group, the country's football fans would have been forgiven for letting out a sigh of consternation.

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  • Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal
Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

The former Cambridge United manager - the second ex-U's boss to manage at the World Cup in the past 20 years - masterminded Morocco to the biggest upset of African qualifying as they topped their group ahead of his former team, Ivory Coast.

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  • Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC

A late strike by speedster Shannon Gabriel gave West Indies control of the second Test against Sri Lanka , but a ball-change controversy marred proceedings, headlining the third day and threatening to disrupt the series here yesterday. It was done to ensure the continuity of the match. The same charge was levelled against Australia batsman Camer...

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  • Griezmann snubs Barca to stay at Atletico
Griezmann snubs Barca to stay at Atletico

The 27-year old, who scored the winning goal against Marseille in the Europa League final last month, announced his decision in a documentary broadcast programme called " The Decision ", made by Spanish network Movistar Plus. And the Frenchman admitted it affect him and his family, though Diego Simeone did go to see him. 'Atletico are doing...

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  • Watch Final Triple Crown Race Online
Watch Final Triple Crown Race Online

Justify's Triple Crown feat came 45 years to the day after another physically imposing chestnut, Secretariat , broke from the first post and won the Belmont by a stunning 31 lengths to complete the Triple Crown. Surrounded by a fever pitch of fandom, Justify crossed the wire in a final time of 2:28.18, forever stamping himself among the greates...

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  • Cecchinato vows to prove French semi-final was no fluke
Cecchinato vows to prove French semi-final was no fluke

In his 24th Grand Slam final, Nadal will face Thiem who ended Marco Cecchinato's French Open fairytale, reaching his first major final with a 7-5, 7-6 (12/10), 6-1 victory.Seventh seed Thiem is the first Austrian to make a final at the majors since Thomas Muster was champion in Paris in 1995.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo not bothered by Real Madrid future, says Manuel Fernandes
Cristiano Ronaldo not bothered by Real Madrid future, says Manuel Fernandes

Both players were integral to their respective sides last season with Griezmann leading Atletico to the Europa League trophy and Ronaldo helping Real on their way to the Champions League. "He's very demanding with himself and ends up demanding a lot from us as well". The European champions play their Iberian neighbours in the 2014 Winter Olympics...

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  • Lewis Hamilton keeps his chin up, despite wake-up call for Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton keeps his chin up, despite wake-up call for Mercedes

Ferrari returned to the top of the podium at the track named for Gilles Villeneuve for the first time since 2004, with Sebastian Vettel going from the pole to the checkered flag to finish six seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes on Sunday.

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  • Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open
Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open

During one stretch of the final, Nadal's hand appeared to cramp up and as he received treatment the TV cameras zoomed in on the eye-catching timepiece. "But it's time to check how I feel in the next couple of days". Nadal nets it, Thiem takes the point 30-all now. "For me [it] was scary, because I felt that I was not able to move the hand...

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  • Danny Welbeck: Marcus Rashford
Danny Welbeck: Marcus Rashford "free to play" for England

He featured in 35 Premier League games for the Red Devils, scoring and assisting a respectable seven and five goals respectively. Instead, England's trio of shot-stoppers have a mere 12 caps between them. Danny Rose - who this week spoke so eloquently about his mental health struggles - looks the best option despite a stop-start campaign a...

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