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Nigeria kit sells out after three million pre-orders

The demand for the new Super Eagles home shirt has been utterly mindblowing, with Nike receiving three million pre-orders for it and then it selling out in a matter of minutes before you could say Jay Jay Okocha. One such team which is making headl...

Why have Germany left Sane out of the World Cup?

Head coach Joachim Löw has made a decision to leave the winger out of the squad despite enjoying a breakout season in Manchester as Man City swept to the Premier League title. Across Europe's top five leagues last season, only Kevin De Bruyne assiste...

Fiery Alli vows to keep cool at World Cup

But the 22-year-old, who claims he has never seen footage of Beckham's red card, expects to keep a lid on his tantrums in Russian Federation, where England face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in the group stage. That is not going to be a problem. The ...

Gareth Southgate pleased with England first-half display in win over Nigeria

While England have perhaps had a team capable of winning major tournaments in the past, the same can not be said about the current side. England have been pitted in Group G with dark horses Belgium, Tunisia, and debutants Panama but fans are sc...

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti signs new five-year deal

Premier League sides Manchester United and Manchester City were among the teams reportedly ready to meet the release clause, but Barcelona will now hold on to the centre-back. Over the last two seasons, the Frenchman has progressed leaps and b...

Belgium, Kompany awaiting scan results on injured groin

Here at Pro Soccer Talk we will have a full list of the final squads for you when they're confirmed at around 11 a.m. ET today. There were fears Kompany would not be available for the competition after he suffered an injury in the 0-0 draw against ...

Trio share lead as US Women's Open begins in Alabama

The course closed late Monday afternoon with rain coming in, and it hasn't been open since, though the driving range and practice areas opened Tuesday afternoon. "If they play one or two rounds with the ball up, I don't think that takes away (from th...

Tennis player collides with ballboy at French Open

It is only the second time Zverev, who has won multiple Masters 1000 wins, moved past the third round at a grand slam and, remarkably, his first top-50 win at a major. The 21-year-old has been knocking on the door of the top two players for some ti...

Liverpool sign midfielder Fabinho for £43.7m from Monaco

Maybe it really will be their year. I play with a lot of intensity and I'm quite strong in man-marking. Fabinho never looked back following his switch to the principality and his signing was made permanent in May 2015. Monaco midfielder Fabinho...

Arsenal in talks to sign Juventus defender, Stephan Lichsteiner

Unai Emery is reported to have only £50 million ($67m) to spend at Arsenal this summer and Martin Keown fears that will not be enough to address defensive issues. Everton defender Williams suffered a suspected rib injury, which forced him to go t...

Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test, Day-3

Joe Root's men were left with searching for answers after a chastening nine-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the first match of their two-Test series. England captain Joe Root. England should really have been 6-220 when Buttler, who had made just fo...

Talking Points From England 2-1 Nigeria

But the 22-year-old, who claims he has never seen footage of Beckham's red card, expects to keep a lid on his tantrums in Russian Federation, where England face Tunisia , Panama and Belgium in the group stage. The players want to do well - you can...

Sharapova sets up potential Serena clash

The head-to-head history is overwhelmingly in Williams' favor: She has won 19 of 21 meetings, including 18 in a row. As fans may already know, the sisters played against Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato at the French Open today, and they managed to com...

Simona Halep Beats Alison Riske To Reach Second Round

But she said she felt good in Paris. The 83rd-ranked Riske managed to win only three games in her previous claycourt meeting with the twice Roland Garros runner-up but broke serve three times in the opening set. "It's nearly like you're not think...

Troubled Sterling booked for diving as England down Nigeria

However, they couldn't quite manage it and England held on for the win. Thankfully Ross Barkley wasn't also on the pitch for his ultimate betrayal towards the West African country, where his grandfather is from. - Gareth Southgate's men have on...

Barcelona could face transfer ban over Antoine Griezmann approach

Their manager Didier Deschamps faces the challenge of fitting the likes of Antoine Griezmann , Ousmane Dembélé, Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba into the same team, while not leaving N'golo Kanté with all the defensive duties. "Everyone represents the...

Villanova's title game hero leaving while National Basketball Association stock is high

That would have been a shock. He practiced with the team but didn't play. He scored 31 points in the national title game against MI and was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Stanford graduate transfer forward Reid Travis is also rumored ...

Sky Sports slammed for adding word to Sterling's gun tattoo statement

Sterling released an Instagram post, explaining he was against gun violence as his father was shot down and killed when he was two, and that the tattoo represented a "deeper meaning" . I know people say "it's only a tattoo", but what has he got th...

Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina canter to 4-0 win

Messi is also glad he chose to play for Argentina, rather than Spain , in his global career even though he would nearly certainly be a World Cup and dual European Championship victor if he had chosen differently. "I do not know if it will happen bu...

Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz summoned in IPL betting scam

Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe said that Arbaaz Khan, the elder brother of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan , has been called to join the probe Saturday. Cops probing the betting racket said they had found pictures of Jalan with Arba...

Liverpool’s Champions League calamity keeper Loris Karius backed by target Alisson

Roma have slapped a £79 million price tag on their key man in the hope that it will prevent the Merseysiders from making a move for the player. Then, out of the blue, it was announced that Fabinho has joined the club on a five-year contract.

'Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit' Makes Serena Williams Feel Like a 'Superhero'

She would then lose her opening round game in the Miami Open to Naomi Osaka , but, with the two wins at Roland Garros , Williams admitted she is still not at the level she was before her maternity leave. Williams, who is chasing her 24th Grand Slam...

World XI bowl first in Hurricane Relief fundraiser

He was dismissed as the first wicket of the match by Rashid Khan. The left-handed Gayle, subdued for the most part, perished 14 balls later after facing 28 balls and striking a single four, playing back to one from part-time off-spinner Shoaib Mal...

Was Bryan Colangelo's Wife Behind Anonymous Twitter Trolling Campaign?

Colangelo has admitted to owning the one account that did not tweet anything. "Some league sources expect Colangelo to lose his job as president of basketball operations". The website asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected Colangel...

Capitals favored over Knights in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Physicality has been in the forefront of the Capitals' game all season, and Vegas wants to match it in the Stanley Cup finals. Kuznetsov left the game and did not return. Just keep the game simple, just play the game the way you've played all season ...

IPL 2018: Top Six Most Expensive Batsmen And Their Cost Per Run

But this year we won it and it is incredible. "If you look at the last few games, Harbhajan hadn't bowled a lot". Harbhajan Singh: "It's brilliant to see what Watson brings onto the table, at this ground, no matter how many runs you have, every...

California, Ohio senators unveil wager for National Basketball Association finals

In tight situations this postseason, head coach Tyronn Lue has gone back to the players he knows and trusts, even if their ceiling is lower than some of their younger, less experienced teammates. Dating back to the Basketball Association of America d...

JR Smith: Cavs coach reveals TRUTH behind freakish NBA Finals sequence

Steph Curry fired 29 points and Kevin Durant unloaded 26 points as the defending champions survived the 51-point playoff career-high explosion of the 4-time MVP James . At one point late in the final frame, James had scored 46 points on 66.7% sh...

Abramovich U-turn on £1bn Chelsea stadium could start exodus by Russian investors

The club said in a statement: "No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur", putting it down to an "unfavourable investment climate". Premier league winners in 2016/17, Chelsea missed out on Champions League football by finishin...

Sixers, Brown agree to 3-year extension | Sportsxchange

But as the Sixers stockpiled young talent - and that talent got healthy - Brown had a capable squad on the court. Before joining the Sixers, Brown spent over a decade on the bench alongside Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs. Brown had one...

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Joachim Low praises Germany's patience in last-gasp win over Sweden

It came after a foul just to the left of the Sweden box. Down to 10 men after Jerome Boateng was given a second yellow card, Germany rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Sa...

England Confirm Dele Alli Thigh Injury

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been forced to miss England training for a second day as he continues to recover from a thigh injury suffered against Tunisia on Mo...

Cavaliers intend to keep Love next season

Walker might not be enough to keep James here, but he would give the Cavs a new star to build around. James has until June 29 to decide whether or not to opt out of the final yea...

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

Michy Batshuayi , the leading candidate to replace him should he become unavailable, did come on for Belgium after replacing Eden Hazard on 68 minutes in the second half. That'...

Simeone slams Argentina 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

With Messi struggling for form and yet to score in Russia, Simeone indicated that he would prefer to have Ronaldo in his team. Argentina nearly failed to qualify for the World...

#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea

That means every team in the group - including last-place and still pointless South Korea , at least mathematically - still has something to play for. Marco Reus equalized in the ...

Mavs swap picks with Hawks to get Luka Doncic

Doncic, who can play as point guard or shooting guard, was picked third by the Atlanta Hawks but was then traded to the Mavericks for Trae Young , who was chosen with the fift...

Lakers Add Shooting and More By Drafting Wagner, Mykhailiuk

Both are about to become free agents, however, opening the door for Moritz Wagner , whom the franchise took with the No. 25 pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draf...

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Open titles - reactions

The signature moment from this U.S. Open was a trio of putts to escape trouble on the back nine? two for par , one for bogey. Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed made an earl...

Senegalese fans fight after World Cup game as team prepares for Japan

Many guessed it was Saudi Arabia's fault, roundly dismissing the Russians as unprepared to move to the next stage in a group that had Egypt and Uruguay in it. Senegal's first goa...

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Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

He has scored four in two matches and will have a chance to add to his tally when Belgium takes on England in their final group match. "Today was a different game to Panama, ...

Here’s What Phil Mickelson Said Regarding His Actions At U.S. Open

Here’s What Phil Mickelson Said Regarding His Actions At U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson caused a social media storm and much discussion between fans, pundits and players when the multiple major champion chose to deliberately make a stroke at his movin...

Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

Kroos was heavily involved as Germany pushed for a victor , completing 15 passes after Jerome Boateng was sent off - as many as Sweden's entire team in that time. "There's nothin...

Southgate's notes suggest Sterling will not start for England against Panama

Southgate's notes suggest Sterling will not start for England against Panama

Otherwise, England have not managed it in 21 other tournaments, which leaves the current manager wondering sometimes why the expectations are always so high. The guys have to fin...

Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win

Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win

Nothing was ever easy in my life, it wouldn't be any different now, right! The world's most expensive player was given a rough ride by the Swiss in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, sufferin...

Deandre Ayton is who Devin Booker, Josh Jackson wanted for Suns

Deandre Ayton is who Devin Booker, Josh Jackson wanted for Suns

The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. DeAndre Ayton , at 13/5, is listed as the favorite to win th...

Lewis Hamilton - It's great to be back

Lewis Hamilton - It's great to be back

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen . It is great to be back there. Lewis Hamilton has admitted that England's World Cup match against ...

Chelsea Star Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup Performance

Chelsea Star Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup Performance

Earlier this week, self-styled prophet Tommy Yisa Aika said that the Super Eagles lost their opening match to Croatia because God was punishing them for hiring a white coach, Ger...

Lukaku gives Belgium 3-1 lead, levels Ronaldo

The defeat means Tunisia , who have not won in the World Cup since 1978 - a run of 13 games - will exit the tournament if England pick up a point on Sunday against Panama. Ali...