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Janne Andersson: VAR shouldn't have been needed to give Sweden penalty

Janne Andersson: VAR shouldn't have been needed to give Sweden penalty

Swedish players were once again auditioning for the Dunkirk landing sequence from Saving Private Ryan as the slightest contact had them lying down gripping their legs and slapping the turf as if in agony in an attempt to waste valuable seconds - even with nearly half an hour of normal time left to play.


The Complete and Final 2018 NBA Mock Draft

The Complete and Final 2018 NBA Mock Draft

What general manager Ryan McDonough does with this pick will create ripple effects in the Suns' Timeline for years to come, but as is often the case in draft projections , sometimes the initial gut choice for the No. Doncic has both a high floor and a high ceiling, and he has already proven to be a bona fide victor at extremely high levels of play for Real Madrid in the EuroLeague- though perhaps his competition was lacking the trademark speed and athleticism that National Basketball ...


Plane carrying Saudi Arabia's World Cup team catches fire

Plane carrying Saudi Arabia's World Cup team catches fire

The Green Falcons will need a big win to make up for their 5-0 loss against Russian Federation to keep their World Cup hopes alive. After sneaking past Egypt in their World Cup opener with a stoppage-time victor, Uruguay will field a veteran side containing seven players aged 31 or over against Saudi Arabia as they seek a victory that would seal their place in the last 16.


Phil Mickelson purposely putts moving ball at US Open

Phil Mickelson purposely putts moving ball at US Open

A highly unscientific Twitter poll I did early last week showed 73 percent want to see a U.S. Open winning score 3-5 under, 21 percent want even par or higher to win and only 6 percent want a PGA Tour-like birdie fest. That came after Mickelson's "moment of madness", as Saturday playing partner Andrew Johnston described it, became not only the talk of the tournament, but of the entire sports world and beyond.


JFA vindicated after Japan's opening win

JFA vindicated after Japan's opening win

But those working after Japan's games will have an easier job of it. Following their 2-1 World Cup win against Poland, their fans stayed behind to clean up the mess they had made in all the excitement. One clip of the clean-up operation, shared by Argentinean channel TyC Sports, has been viewed more than 4 million times. After two friendly defeats to start Nishino's reign, Japan's chances of progressing from a tough Group H looked bleak but their win in Saransk, which came after Colombia ...


Hornets trading Howard to Nets for Mozgov

Hornets trading Howard to Nets for Mozgov

For the Nets, the deal will clear around $17 million in cap space after next season. The Hornets acquired Howard nearly exactly a year ago from the Atlanta Hawks to add rim protection as that veteran Charlotte roster was looking to make a playoff run.