by | July 11, 2018 | 13:05

Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art. Belgium has never been to the final of a World Cup , but that's exactly what they look poised to do as the highest-ranked team (No.

by | July 11, 2018 | 12:00

During his tenure at the Bernebeau, the five-time Balon d'Or victor was nigh on unstoppable, scoring a staggering 451 goals in 438 appearances for the club. Having already proved that he can do the business in England and Spain, he will be desperate to help bring the European glory back to the fans who so crave it in Turin.

by | July 11, 2018 | 00:09

Just three members of the present squad were born when England reached the semi-finals in Italy - Kyle Walker , Jordan Henderson and Ashley Young. Marks and Spencer , official tailors to the England team, declared last Saturday #NationalWaistcoatDay in honour of Southgate and his team.

by | July 09, 2018 | 11:28

The crowd went wild after the goal, and Fortnite fans online celebrated yet another World Cup nod to the video game. The likes of Germany and Spain have faltered, with the defending World Cup holders exiting from the Group Stage in truly remarkable scenes.

by | July 09, 2018 | 11:01

Gareth Southgate's side looked to have won the tie in normal time after Harry Kane converted a 57th-minute penalty having been hauled down in the box. Twelve years later the near-39-old David Seaman stood motionless as Ronaldinho's speculative long-range shot floated over him nearly in slow motion as Brazil knocked England out in the quarter-finals.

by | July 09, 2018 | 10:35

Lucas Torreira has spoken out ahead of his summer move to Arsenal . The Gunners have agreed a £26.5m (€30m) deal with Sampdoria for the midfielder. Torreira will become Unai Emery's fourth signing since taking over at the Emirates. Arsenal have been linked with a shock move for French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, universally described as a "wonderkid" on account of being just 19.

by | July 09, 2018 | 08:53

The 20-year-old Manchester United forward turned in a man-of-the-match performance in England's final warm-up friendly against Costa Rica but looks set for a place on the bench in Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd. "As a kid you want to play in the biggest tournaments and I am as excited as anyone out there". We have got to keep wanting to improve. "We were in the hotel and training this morning".

by | July 07, 2018 | 04:10

The 36-year-old is the reigning Wimbledon champion and served up a near-perfect performance against second-round victim Lukáš Lacko on Wednesday. The next day of the Wimbledon tournament was not completed due to rain . "I think it is important that, when you want to serve well, your point-for-point mentality is right", Federer said. Serena Williams making her comeback in the tournament after giving it a miss a year ago to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia routed Bulgarian ...

by | July 07, 2018 | 02:32

Heather Watson and her partner Tatjana Maria also ensured they had a place in the third round of the women's doubles with a routine 6-3 6-1 win over Raquel Atawo and Anna-Lena Gronefeld. Keys, who was the US Open runner-up a year ago, crashed out 7-5 5-7 6-4 to the Russian on a baking hot Court Three. Darkness descended at just the right time as the German came back to win 6-4 5-7 6-7 (0/7) 6-1 6-2, justifying his eventual decision to not withdraw.

by | July 04, 2018 | 03:10

The first day of free agency feels like the holiday season for certain players and certain National Basketball Association teams. The Thunder are also looking at a luxury tax bill of as much as $150 million. The contract will be made official July 7, at the end of the NBA's moratorium period. Durant was due to become a free agent at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, as he declined a $26.2 million player option.

by | July 04, 2018 | 02:57

Cousins was having one of the best seasons of his career before suffering his Achilles injury, averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebonds and 5.4 assists in 48 games. The move is a gamble for the Warriors as they'll pay Cousins with a league exception that they could use to address other positions of need with players who may actually play this season.

by | July 02, 2018 | 17:13

With Kawhi Leonard forcing himself out of San Antonio , the Spurs are looking to get some value out of this trade package, which would include Lakers young core. Sunday. James wasn't expected to drag his choice out over several days. The move will nearly certainly bring to an end a run of four successive National Basketball Association finals which saw James' former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers , meet the Golden State Warriors on each occasion.

by | July 02, 2018 | 14:33

Max Verstappen surprised the field by winning a dramatic Austrian Grand Prix on the day where Mercedes suffered its first double retirement in more than two years.The turn of events left Ferrari's . "I don't get it", he yelled. "So positive day but could have been better". "We've just thrown away a win", said Hamilton. Max Verstappen duly obliged, as did Kimi Raikkonen with Hamilton joining the race just ahead of fierce rival Vettel.

by | July 02, 2018 | 11:28

The Lakers can offer top money plus talent and draft picks in order to surround James with competitive players enough to challenge the Warriors, who suddenly must contend with James as a Pacific division rival rather than a foe to be faced only twice a season and for the National Basketball Association title.

by | July 02, 2018 | 08:33

All of the buzz from the previous year that LeBron James would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers became a reality Sunday night, July 1. That list includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma. A short-term max deal makes sense. Many expected LeBron James would leave the Cavaliers.

by | July 02, 2018 | 05:55

The deal is for four years and $154 million with a player option in the fourth year. That's surely what the organization had to be thinking just hours earlier when it managed to secure the lone publicized free-agent meeting with James' camp, as a contingent went to talk to his agent Rich Paul.

by | July 01, 2018 | 16:11

The Golden State Warriors aren't expecting any surprises this summer. The New York Times first reported Durant's intention to sign the deal. When he does, the Warriors winning a third straight title will become as inevitable as ... The agreement comes three years after Jordan agreed to join Dallas as an unrestricted free agent but changed his mind before a contract could be signed and stayed in L.A.

by | July 01, 2018 | 10:24

This is the first time Germany have been knocked out during the group stage at the World Cup. Injury-time goals by Kim Young-won and Tottenham's Son Heung-min sentenced the reigning champions to a humiliating group stage exit for the first time in their history.

by | June 30, 2018 | 22:30

The expectation was high and so far Messi was on the low, possibly immersed in dancing to Flowking Stone's song, "Go Low". Prior to 2018, Ronaldo scored one goal in each tournament. Man-of-the-match Mbappe brushed off comparisons with Brazil great Pele. Will England rue not winning the match "nobody wanted to win"? Both sides managed to progress from their groups, but without particularly impressing.

by | June 30, 2018 | 21:01

So despite losing 1-0 to Poland , they showed absolutely no intent on attacking. Nishino's squad will also be motivated by the knowledge that the manager could call on anyone for Monday's match, however, and the fact that Japan has already exceeded expectations by reaching the knockout round could work in its favor.