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Federation Internationale de Football Association takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

Federation Internationale de Football Association takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes Despite the off-field disruption, Ronaldo picked up the man-of-the-match award in Portugal's opening 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday. Things remain tight in Group A before Saturday's final round. "We took a great side all the way against Mexico and we can do that against Portugal ", said Wood. "I honestly think that this is the ideal scenario for Mexican football ", Osorio said Friday. [Full Article...]

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup The Mexicans were pushed all the way by an energetic and valiant New Zealand , who took the lead on the brink of half-time with a goal from Chris Wood . There's no word on how bad the injury is but it seems the 23-year-old could be out for the remainder of the tournament. "We have to be on our toes to face New Zealand because they have shown they can create surprises. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals After a scrappy opening to a game from which Portugal needed a point to be certain of going through, Cristiano Ronaldo came close to a breakthrough when his header was touched onto the bar by goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic. Four minutes later and it was 2-0, Ricardo Quaresma releasing left-back Eliseu down the left with a clever flick and his cross was turned in by Bernardo Silva. [Full Article...]

England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy - Eoin Morgan

England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy - Eoin Morgan The final is at The Oval on Sunday. "Now the whole nation awaits our team making amends in the final against India - if they defeat Bangladesh", Khan posted on Twitter as he congratulated Pakistan on its semifinal win over England . Sarfraz, understandably elated with the performance, credited the team management for bringing the players in the right mindset after the initial blip. [Full Article...]

Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer — In Focus

Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer — In Focus With Shaw and Rojo both on the sidelines with injury, left-back would appear to be a priority area for Mourinho to strengthen in this summer - unless he shows faith in two 20-year old youngsters in the form of Demetri Mitchell and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. [Full Article...]

Joel Embiid Really Wants Ben Simmons to Dunk All Over Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles traded down from No. 28 with the Jazz, acquiring picks No. 30 and 42 in return, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski . Seconds later the whole table - all three Ball brothers, patriarch Lavar , two friends, and, most importantly, Lonzo himself - grinned as they took in the moment. [Full Article...]

First blood to New Zealand in opening Test over British Lions

First blood to New Zealand in opening Test over British Lions But as the half wore on the All Blacks gradually asserted more control, particularly at the breakdown. Perhaps the most impressive part was the simplicity in which the home side identified the Lions' threat, nullified it and proceeded to take complete control of the game. [Full Article...]

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill Cassidy, who proposed health care legislation that was sidelined by Senate GOP leadership, also was non-committal in his statement about the proposal released Thursday, saying it had some positive elements. "In this form, I will not support it", Heller said at a news conference with Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. The state's hospital association is vigorously opposed to the plan, c... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010

The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the office said in a statement. A report in AS has claimed that the 32-year-old has been calmed down by the recent show of support from Real president, Florntino Perez . However, Di Maria is unlikely to serve time behind bars as a sentence under two years for non... [Full Article...]

Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup

Mexico will next face the winners of Group B in Sochi on Thursday, when Andres Guardado will be suspended because of yellow card accumulation. In the other Group A clash, Mexico denied hosts Russian Federation progress into the last four as they grinded out a 2-1 victory. [Full Article...]

Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final Federer is of course hugely popular everywhere he goes, but young Khachanov can certainly play, recently reaching the fourth at the French Open , a run in which he upset Tomas Berdych. "After I got that in the bag I was really able to start to relax and really play and feel the way I want to feel out there". After missing his chances to win the set at 6-5, Khachanov fought back from two mini... [Full Article...]

England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup

A nervy start came was made by England , with opener Tammy Beaumont being dropped in the second over. Mandhana, who slammed 11 boundaries and two sixes, was caught at midwicket by Danielle Hazell. It was an achievement in itself to complete her comeback after her much-publicised battle with anxiety, but she found India's bowlers hard to dominate in a 31-ball 22, which ended with a mistimed sl... [Full Article...]

Portugal, Mexico, Russia in Semis Battle

They went ahead when Danilo went tumbling under a challenge from two defenders, the referee pointed to the spot without asking for a video replay, and Ronaldo swept home the penalty. Mexico's Diego Reyes exercises during a training session in Kazan , Russia , on Friday, June 23, 2017. The plucky All Whites gave the Mexicans a scare in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat in Sochi with Leeds striker... [Full Article...]

Vacation Bible School programs planned

Vacation Bible School programs planned The Campout: 6-6:30 p.m., potluck, 6:30-8 p.m. program, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church , 402 Crawford St., Kelso; all ages welcome; games, crafts, projects, Bible stories; registration not required; free; Jocelyn Price: 360-749-1336 or Melinda Gapen: 480-586-5098. [Full Article...]

Arsenal Unveil New Home Kit For New SEASON

Arsenal legend Piers feels that his former side must strive to win the league title next season and states they will have to break the bank to achieve domestic success. Arsenal are reportedly interested in Monaco's Mbappe and Lyon's Lacazette, though supporters have viewed the duo as potential replacements for Sanchez or Ozil should they depart the Emirates Stadium. [Full Article...]

Ioane brace gives New Zealand win against Lions in first test

Ioane brace gives New Zealand win against Lions in first test The All Blacks outscored the Lions three tries to two to maintain their 24-year unbeaten record at Eden Park. The teams headed into half time with the All Blacks ahead 13-8, but Williams nearly put the Lions in with another mazy run early in the second half, only for the home defence to cope well, with Itoje introduced to the action soon after. [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup - Russia start with victory

The New Zealand defender threw himself at the ball in a desperate attempt to to deny Denis Glushakov's effort, but the All Whites player ended up in the goal with the ball, with Glushakov reeling off to celebrate with his teammates. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among an expected 60,000-plus crowd in a $750 million new stadium . As the Soviet Union (if Putin had his way, the USSR w... [Full Article...]

Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft

Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft After a symphony of boos for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and most of Chicago's rivals across the league, the crowd cheered when the Blackhawks finally got on the clock at No. Mittelstadt took home Player of the Game honors in that contest after netting a pair of goals. Barratt, a "kid from Bristol, Connecticut", was overcome with emotion when he heard his name called. [Full Article...]

Worth the wait: Bibens-Dirkx pitches Rangers past Yanks 8-1

Worth the wait: Bibens-Dirkx pitches Rangers past Yanks 8-1 A single by Didi Gregorius put runners at the corners and after Chris Carter struck out in his last at-bat for the Yankees , Torreyes singled to center field. Darvish did fine with tempo while mixing his deliveries. Darvish was even better, though he exited after the seventh because of triceps tightness. [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup Social Diary: Ronaldo not on winning side for once

Confederations Cup Social Diary: Ronaldo not on winning side for once The European champions should win and win comfortably, anything less is a failure. "This was the first time Portugal has won in Russian Federation and I think we played very well". Russia , third in Group A behind Mexico and Portugal , need to beat the Mexicans in their final group stage match on Saturday in Kazan to advance to the semi-finals. [Full Article...]


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