• Football

    World Cup 2018 - Nigeria 1-2 Argentina RESULT

    The ball, delightful from Ever Banega, arrived over his shoulder, on the run. Lionel Messi watched it onto his left thigh, killed it there, let it drop to his left boot, took a perfect controlling touch and switched it, right.Kenneth Omeruo, whose job it was to in some way harness the wind, knew he was in trouble. In these moments, it is as if Messi has a way of rendering opponents powerless. He shot, across goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, and the ball moved obediently into the far corner of Nigeria’s net.READ: Martin Samuel's full match report from the Krestovsky Stadium     *Privacy Policy ...

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  • eSports

    Five new features in FIFA 19 you might not have heard about yet

    Everyone has got football fever with the World Cup from Russia entertaining millions around the globe. Many of those football fans will be avid FIFA players and will be extremely excited for FIFA 19.And so they should be, we got to play the EA Sports title early at E3 and were thoroughly impressed. The new headline features such as the 50/50 battles and timed shooting feel fantastic.But what really stood out to us were the finer details, some subtle changes have really made a big difference to the game and for the better. Here are the five new features from ...

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  • eSports

    5 AI will play against a pro Dota 2 team at The International 2018

    Computers are really, really good at calculating using logic and statistics, which is why they're great at games like chess and Go.The world's best chess player fell at the hands of an artificial intelligence back in the 90s, and these days, the best players don't even come close. It took almost 20 years for the technology to catch up and beat a top Go player, due to how much more complex the games can get. The International 2018 will be a huge money tournament between the best Dota 2 teams The next challenge for computers is an open, strategic game, where not ...

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  • Football

    John Obi Mikel reveals what REALLY happened when he rejected Man United for Chelsea

    John Obi Mikel has lifted the lid on why he chose Chelsea over Manchester United 12 years ago... to save the careers of three other Nigerian players.Sir Alex Ferguson thought he had won the race for the talented Nigerian's signature in 2006, and he was even pictured in a United shirt, only for him to join Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge instead.The transfer saga was controversial at the time, with Chelsea forced to pay a £12m settlement to their rivals to ensure it went ahead. John Obi Mikel has lifted the lid on why he chose Chelsea over Manchester United He ...

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  • Football

    Roma land Javier Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain in £22m deal

    Roma have continued their transfer spree by signing Javier Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract for a fee of £22million (24.7 million euros).The attacking midfielder, who was omitted from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad, joined PSG in 2011 and has made 269 appearances across all competitions for the Ligue 1 side.The 29-year-old, who has 29 caps for Argentina, has won five French league titles along with 14 other domestic trophies with PSG. Roma have completed the £22million signing of Javier Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain ROMA SIGNINGS Javier Pastore (PSG, £22m)Justin Kluivert (Ajax, £15m) Ante Coric (Dinamo Zagreb, £5m)Antonio Mirante ...

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  • Football

    World Cup 2018 - Serbia vs Brazil: All you need to know

    Serbia will try their luck against Brazil in their third Group E match up of the 2018 World Cup.The Orlovi will have to pull off of win against the five-time World Cup champions and hope Switzerland scores at least a single point against Costa Rica on Wednesday if they hope to stay in the competition.Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is hopeful nerves will get the best of the Brazilian team, costing them the game.  Group E team Serbia will take on Brazil on Wednesday in the hopes of keeping their World Cup 2018 dreams aliveHe told reporters: 'I think there is ...

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  • Rugby

    Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer announces retirement from rugby

    Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer has retired from rugby.The 40-year-old won 98 caps during an 11-year international career that reached its peak with the 2009 Grand Slam.He also appeared in over 200 games for Munster including their 2006 European Cup triumph before playing for a number of Aviva Premiership clubs. Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer has announced he will retire from rugby Stringer said: 'From the age of five all I ever dreamed of doing was playing rugby. I cannot describe how it feels to have lived that dream for nearly all my life.'The journey has been an uncompromising obsession, ...

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  • Cricket

    High Wycombe lose seven wickets in 11 balls in batting collapse

    Needing just three runs for victory, two overs in which to score them and seven wickets in hand, High Wycombe were feeling pretty confident of winning their National Club Championship tie with Peterborough Town on Sunday.Indeed some of their tail-enders, not expecting to have to pad up, had already packed up their equipment in preparation for the two-hour drive back to Buckinghamshire.But then unfolded one of those miraculous victory-from-the-jaws-of-defeat stories you only see in amateur sport. Kieran Jones (left) and Danyaal Malik took seven wickets in 11 balls to secure a stunning win Jubilant Peterborough Town players celebrate their dramatic ...

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  • Tennis

    Bouchard victorious in Wimbledon qualifying as British trio crash out

    Eugenie Bouchard posted a dominant 6-0, 6-2 victory over Zhu Lin in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying. Junior champion in 2012 and senior finalist in 2014, losing to Petra Kvitova, Bouchard has plummeted so far in the rankings that she is only just inside the top 200 at 191.Wimbledon declined to give the 24-year-old a wildcard, meaning a first trip to Roehampton for qualifying, where the Canadian easily passed her first test, defeating China's Zhu in just 51 minutes. Eugenie Bouchard made a successful start to her Wimbledon qualifying campaign on Tuesday The losing 2014 finalist beat China's Zhu Lin ...

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  • Football

    Raheem Sterling cools off his England team-mates with a sprinkler

    Jesse Lingard might be regarded as the joker in England's squad, but it was Raheem Sterling's turn to keep his team-mates laughing as they continued their preparations for Belgium on Tuesday.The Manchester City man, fresh from providing the assist for Lingard's stunning strike against Panama on Sunday, was on hand to help the some of Gareth Southgate's squad cool off in the heat of Zelenogorsk.After a pitchside sprinkler went off and soaked the likes of Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck, Sterling opted to take matters into his own hands and drench a few more of his pals. England forward Raheem Sterling ...

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  • Football

    Southampton sign Stuart Armstrong from Celtic for £7m on four-year deal

    Southampton have confirmed the signing of Stuart Armstrong from Celtic on a four-year deal.The Scotland international has joined the Premier League side for a fee believed to be in the region of £7million.Armstrong's future at Celtic Park had been in doubt after negotiations over a new contract had stalled, leaving Brendan Rodgers to cash in with just a year to run on his current deal.  Southampton completed the signing of Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong on four-year deal Scotland international has joined the Saints for a fee believed to be in the region of £7millionWelcome to #SaintsFC, Stuart Armstrong! 😇 pic.twitter.com/vReTPTSh7F— ...

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  • Cricket

    Jos Buttler will OPEN the batting for England in T20 against Australia

    Jos Buttler will be promoted to an opening role for England's one-off Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday.Buttler was a leading presence in the Indian Premier League earlier this year after being moved to the top of the order, equalling a record of five successive half-centuries in the competition.He has usually batted in the middle order in the sprint format with England although his highest T20 international score of 73 not out came as an opener. Jos Buttler will be promoted to open for England's T20 against Australia on Wednesday Buttler inspired England to a historic win over Australia ...

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  • Football

    World Cup 2018 Switzerland vs Costa Rica match: All you need to know

    It’s going down to the wire in World Cup 2018 Group E with Switzerland vs Costa Rica potentially deciding who tops the group and goes on to face the two teams from Group F in the last 16.Switzerland and Brazil sit atop of Group E on four points, having drawn against each other in the first game and then both winning in the second. However, Serbia is keeping the pressure on the group, sitting only a point behind the teams.Switzerland found out on June 25 that it avoided receiving bans for Granit Xhaka, Sherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner following their ‘eagle ...

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  • Football

    Injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits it is tough watching England

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found it tough watching England's World Cup opener, especially as the injured midfielder believes Gareth Southgate's men boast the talent to mount a serious challenge in Russia.Four years on from a knee issue denying him an appearance in Brazil, the 24-year-old's hopes of performing on the global stage were again cruelly scotched.A knee ligament injury ended Oxlade-Chamberlain's season in April, ruling him out of Liverpool's run to the Champions League final and England's tilt at World Cup glory. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on crutches on the pitch in Kiev after Liverpool's defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League The ...

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  • eSports

    FIFA 18 Festival of FUTball: Best players from World Cup Matchday 2

    Last night EA Sports revealed its picks for the best players of Matchday 2 at the FIFA World Cup. Many of the big teams picked up after slow starts, and many of the big players, with a few exceptions, put in stellar performances. The top players have been given upgrades in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, and for some, it's their best upgrade of the season so far. The Festival of FUTball Matchday 2 squad is highlighted by Eden Hazard and James Rodriguez Remember, these upgrades are for the standard Ultimate Team, not the brand new mode in the free World Cup update. That ...

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