Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after losing to Germany in their extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Football superstar Deigo Maradona shocked World Cup fans after he announced that he believed Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named the best player of the 2014 tournament, adding that the Argentina forward won only for “marketing” purposes. Messi received the award after Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany in...
(NEWSER) – It's one of the most keenly anticipated fights in years—but doctors say it should be stopped before it's too late. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday night in a bout that the Association of...
Germany have won an engrossing World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, beating Argentina 1-0 in extra-time. Mario Gotze was the hero, controlling the ball on his chest and volleying it past Argentinean goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute. Argentina squandered numerous chances to win the match before the Bayern...
Crows can solve complex puzzles and scientists think they are as smart as a seven-year-old child. Now the clever corvids may be able to add football skills and psychic abilities to their list of accomplishments, as two trained crows have undertaken a penalty shootout to predict the winner of the...
A third Lionel Messi hat-trick in four games helped Barcelona keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they recorded a 5-1 victory over local rivals Espanyol on Sunday. After falling behind to Sergio Garcia's early strike, Barcelona then took control of the Catalan derby. Messi's 21st Liga treble,...
Novak Djokovic turned on the style to claim his fourth Australian Open title, after coming from a set down to see off a shattered Andy Murray in Melbourne. The world number three chased down every ball, despite being in obvious discomfort after his gruelling five set semi-final with Roger Federer,...
Police are investigating whether any of the Chelsea fans who were filmed stopping a black man getting on a train in Paris can be banned from football. The club has condemned the supporters' behaviour as "abhorrent" and says it will support any criminal action against them. They are believed to have...
WIMBLEDON, England — In her pursuit of one of the most elusive records in tennis, the third time proved the charm for Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3. With the victory, her seventh singles title at Wimbledon, Williams claimed her 22nd Grand Slam singles title,...
Andy Murray wiped away tears of joy after winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon for a second time. The British number one and world number two defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Murray seemed overcome by emotion as the enormity of his achievement dawned on him. He...
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored a majestic 91 not out to lead Pakistan to a thrilling four-wicket victory over England in their final World Cup warmup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The 40-year-old notched up five fours and two sixes in his 99-ball knock, turning the match in a fourth-wicket partnership...
Floyd Mayweather beat UFC icon Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage in their much-hyped fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather, who came out of retirement for the fight, now has a record of 50-0 - surpassing heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record for most wins without a loss or draw. Mixed martial...
MELBOURNE: India registered a big 130-run victory over South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Chasing 308 to win, South Africa looked nothing like one of the title favourites as they crumbled to 177 all out in the 41st over in front of a crowd of almost...
Few of us will ever know what is like to be a national hero, adored the length of breadth of their home country and assured a place in history. But Mario Gotze, the 22-year-old wizard behind the 113th-minute goal that saw his nation lift the World Cup for a...
Brazil are out of their own World Cup after an astonishing 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany. The embarrassment started when Thomas Muller opened the scoring on 11 minutes, before an extraordinary sequence of play saw the Germans bag four goals in six minutes in Belo Horizonte. Miroslav Klose fired his record...
(NEWSER) – Michael Phelps scored his 20th and 21st gold medal Tuesday night with yet another performance for the ages. First, he won the 200-meter butterfly, a victory that sent him climbing into the stands to kiss his 3-month-old son, Boomer, the AP reports. An hour later, he returned...
Cameroon is to investigate claims that seven of its players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup in Brazil. A statement by the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) said the probe would be conducted by its Ethics Committee. The investigation comes after a convicted Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal accurately predicted the...
Regular exercise and proper stretching along with taking long soaks in tub solve a lot of problems related to muscle ache for athletes. Stretching is an integral part of a perfect exercise routine. Stretching is a process of gradually applying gentle force to lengthen and lubricate the muscles and...
Real Madrid players flew to Dubai on Monday aboard an Emirates 777-300ER emblazoned with the club’s logo on the side for a friendly match against AC Milan on Tuesday at The Sevens Stadium. The recent champion of the Club World Cup and the La Liga front runner, will go up...
Chelsea have been cleared to sign Lionel Messi after the club received a significant boost to their Financial Fair Play cash reserves. The Blues have been linked with a move for Barcelona ace Messi in recent months, with the player believed to be unhappy at the Nou Camp. Jose Mourinho had...
Although the German had already clinched his fourth consecutive world title at the Indian GP last weekend, he proved beyond any doubt that his thirst for victory is unquenchable. “Obviously, winning is very special,” Vettel said. “Seven races in a row — every single one is tough.” Starting from second on...
A tense World Cup quarter-final saw Germany beat rivals France 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro. A 13th minute goal from defender Mats Hummels was the difference between the two sides, heading Germany into a record fourth consecutive World Cup semi-final. Match-winner Mats Hummels hopes Germany will return to Rio de...
MANILA, Philippines—A day after pushing European champion France to its limits, the Philippines couldn’t replicate its good showing in a 97-75 loss to Australia in a four-team pocket tournament Sunday morning (Manila time) in Antibes, France. Gilas Pilipinas, which gave World No. 8 France a scare before dropping a...
Disciplined bowling by Pakistan restricted a good-looking England batting lineup to 250/8 at the end of 50 overs in the World Cup warm-up match being played in Sydney on Wednesday. Garay Ballance (57) and Joe Root (87) were the highest run scorers for the English team. Other batsmen included Moin...
(NEWSER) – Whether or not it'll be a good fight (experts tend to agree "not"), Saturday's match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is certain to be profitable—potentially historically so—for both fighters. ESPN reports Mayweather is guaranteed a minimum purse of $100 million and McGregor a minimum purse of...
IRELAND pulled off the biggest shock of the World Cup so far when they downed two-time champions West Indies by four wickets in Nelson. The victory, the first by a team batting second in five games so far, followed on from Ireland’s famous wins over England at the 2011...
England won Saturday's Auckland sixes contest 15-8 to ease into a 1-0 lead with two to to play against New Zealand after a record-breaking Twenty20 spectacle at Eden Park. In more conventional scoring terms, but ones which barely seem appropriate at a venue whose curious dimensions distort short-format cricket far...
They had only played one competitive match of the new season but already the knives were out at Arsenal. Despite boasting of the financial muscle at their disposal they had failed to sign one player or spend a single pound before the new English Premier League campaign kicked off. And when...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who improved to 48-0 by beating Pacquiao in May, missed a deadline by which he had...
ROME (Reuters) - Usain Bolt's defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond Leaguemeeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August'sworld championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran 9.94 seconds to edge Bolt by 0.01 in...
Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand narrowly avoided a major misstep in its first meeting with a minor nation at the Cricket World Cup, edging Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring match Tuesday to stay unbeaten after two games in Pool A. Chasing Scotland’s modest total of 142, New Zealand...
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