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Sports Hopes dashed, England fans taste bitter defeat once again
Author: 0 Hopes dashed, England fans taste bitter defeat once again

The 2018 World Cup marks Croatia fifth time in the globe's premier soccer tournament. With Croatia trailing 1-0, Vrsaljko curled in the cross that Ivan Perisic volleyed into the net in the 68th minute. "We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win". "We take it on the chin, we move on". "We played extremely well in the first half, given the size of the game, and I was really pleased with the way we controlled possession", Southgate said.

Author: 0 Roger Federer loses five-set match to Kevin Anderson

He could have ended things right then and there. Back to deuce. From there, it all began to change. Disturbed by noises from the crowd, and a plane flying overhead, with the first break of the 5th set, Anderson made no mistake with his service game.

Sports Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals
Author: 0 Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals

Like Nadal, who could strike Djokovic in the semis, Federer hasn't dropped during his charge to a 16th Wimbledon quarter-final, nearly surely a staggering record that will never be surpassed. Federer eventually stemmed the tide with a love hold, and the set was back on serve when Anderson failed to clear the tape with a forehand after saving two break points.

Sports Waistcoat Wednesday: England fans prepare for semi with Gareth Southgate tribute
Author: 0 Waistcoat Wednesday: England fans prepare for semi with Gareth Southgate tribute

In Frome someone got creative with the town signs and changed them to " It's Coming Home ". We go out, we download and we stream Three Lions and we get it to number one. "We've made several pieces of history", Southgate said, urging his squad to keep up the level of play they have shown so far. "It's so hard in these games but you have to believe in yourself".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates $157 million deal with Juventas in Greece
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates $157 million deal with Juventas in Greece

But Los Blancos will waste little time in finding someone to step into the sizeable boots left vacant by Ronaldo's €100million move to Serie A champions Juventus . All during my time in this vast and extraordinary club. You have been an example in every way. "I thank Marotta for his professionalism and Alesandro Proto for having found the right home, because for Cristiano it is very important to have a great time with his family".

Sports Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City
Author: 0 Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City

Shaqiri has made no secret of his desire to leave the Potters following their relegation from the Premier League , with Liverpool quickly emerging as the favourites for his signature. Ojo, who spent a year ago helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season.

Sports Angelique Kerber’s focus on sowing the seeds of glory in Wimbledon semi
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber’s focus on sowing the seeds of glory in Wimbledon semi

Open runner-up said. "I don't want to talk about it because I would get really upset and angry about that, because it was ridiculous what happened there", Cibulkova told reporters . Kasatkina, who earlier this year became the fifth player in WTA history with multiple wins over a WTA No. 1 before her 21st birthday, had 31 unforced errors, including seven double faults.

Sports Wimbledon 2018: Shell-shocked Roger Federer explains his defeat
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2018: Shell-shocked Roger Federer explains his defeat

Reaching his first grand slam final at the US Open a year ago, where he lost to Nadal, gave him great confidence and it was noticeable even early on that he was able to push Federer back, a rare sight, especially on grass. Nadal and Djokovic will be the semi-final with the most attention, but Isner's match with Anderson could be an instant classic, based on the way the former sauntered into the last four.

Sports Nadal defeats Del Potro in five sets to reach Wimbledon final four
Author: 0 Nadal defeats Del Potro in five sets to reach Wimbledon final four

Simon had an early break in the fourth set, but Del Potro hit back and was on the verge of victory until the Frenchman saved four match points to take it to another tie-break. The set stayed on serve until Del Potro secured the first break point for a 4-3 lead. Soon enough, del Potro was down on his belly after one last slip, as Nadal finished off the victory with a volley.

Sports England shed in hard place: Southgate
Author: 0 England shed in hard place: Southgate

Fans gathered in bars, parks and homes to watch the most highly-anticipated match since the semifinal of Italia 1990 when England lost on penalties to West Germany . He said: "I'm in a win-win situation - basically, one of them is going to end up in the final". She added that she is flying back to Croatia and would be watching the game as part of a joint birthday football celebration.

Sports England train ahead of World Cup semi-final
Author: 0 England train ahead of World Cup semi-final

He has already seen his players write their own history with their penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia in the last 16, and who could deny him the feeling that there is more to come? England will beat them. He has been integral to their success. They are a strong squad but not an unbeatable team for England . "I have never been so excited as I am now".

Sports F1: Hamilton accepts Raikkonen apology - English
Author: 0 F1: Hamilton accepts Raikkonen apology - English

Victory on Sunday would be Hamilton's fifth in a row at Silverstone . The Herts-born racer has given up a huge 32 points in the last two races alone and he will have to fight back in Vettel's own Hockenheim backyard at the German Grand Prix on Sunday week.

Sports South Africa's Van Rooyen leads Irish Open by 4
Author: 0 South Africa's Van Rooyen leads Irish Open by 4

McIlroy knows where he went wrong on the Ballyliffin greens and has pinpointed the corrections he needs to make ahead of the Open Championship. "The more I can be just a little bit open with my lower body, I can see it a little bit better".

Sports Luka Modric: 'England good at set pieces
Author: 0 Luka Modric: 'England good at set pieces

I've still got my shirt. "When I went back to Tottenham, they were telling me they'd watched the game and I was just thinking, "Oh no". "Honestly, the most important is the success of the team, to make something big", he added. Come tomorrow it could be Croatia star Modric that Alli will want to swap jerseys with. You want to forget about it and lock yourself away. And national superstores have thrown their support behind the England Football Team by pledging to close all of its stores ...

Sports Modric doesn't believe Ronaldo transfer talk
Author: 0 Modric doesn't believe Ronaldo transfer talk

On the same day, Italian soccer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, was in Madrid to meet Real's president Florentino Perez and discuss a contract extension for his client. "Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement".

Sports What do we know about England's World Cup semi-final opponents Croatia?
Author: 0 What do we know about England's World Cup semi-final opponents Croatia?

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has received praise from all over the world after she personally attended her country's quarter final victory against World Cup hosts Russian Federation. "This looks like a nation with a newfound sense of footballing confidence - and expectations for the future", said Challands. Cherchesov said the hosts, who were ranked 70th by Federation Internationale de Football Association before the World Cup , should aim higher.

Sports Federer cruises into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final
Author: 0 Federer cruises into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final

Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011 to solidify the view he can finally win this tournament for a third occasion. It is the first time since he reached the Australian Open and French Open quarterfinals in 2012 that del Potro has qualified for the last eight at consecutive Grand Slams.

Sports Los Angeles Lakers sign Lance Stephenson, Svi Mykhailiuk
Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers sign Lance Stephenson, Svi Mykhailiuk

The Lakers players are excited to have a teammate who has been to 9 NBA Finals. Instead, the four-time MVP will play alongside the Lakers' young group that includes Lonzo Ball , Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. James spent his first seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers , his next four seasons with the Miami Heat , and his last four seasons back at home with Cleveland.

Sports England vs Croatia: Southgate hopes England avoid semi-final stage fright
Author: 0 England vs Croatia: Southgate hopes England avoid semi-final stage fright

There are concerns that fatigue could be a factor for Zlatko Dalic's side, given they were forced to come through 120 minutes and penalties against both the hosts and Denmark in the last two rounds. Lovren was not impressed when he was reminded of that day by an English reporter. "I have been in sport in different areas for long enough to know what my life is day to day.

Sports Full Quarter-Finals Results and Semi-Finals Schedule
Author: 0 Full Quarter-Finals Results and Semi-Finals Schedule

They began solidly against England in a slow and sloppy start to the game that resembled a pre-season friendly at times , only to be outdone by a goal Sweden isn't used to conceding. 'I got over that (penalty) pretty quickly, just getting focused on the next game, ' he said. "The margins are quite small". "We got to the quarter-finals and we did beautifully to get this far".

Sports Rockets determined to sign Carmelo Anthony
Author: 0 Rockets determined to sign Carmelo Anthony

Anthony opted into his $27.9 million contract for the 2018-19 season with the Thunder, but he's unlikely to stay due to the fact his scaled-back role with the team right now isn't what he wants. The 34-year-old posted career lows in points (16.2 per game), shot attempts (15.0) assists (1.3) and minutes (32.1) in 78 games (all starts) last season while playing primarily power forward instead of small forward.