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Follow along live with Senegal vs. Japan

The top two teams in Group H square off.<p>Japan vs. Senegal lineups<p>Japan is unchanged from their opening game, while Senegal make one change, bringing in Pape Alioune Ndiaye for Mame Diouf.<p>Before the World Cup started, Group H was picked out as one that could have been anyone’s to win. Still, most …

Soccer

Why England and Belgium should try to get lots of yellow cards on purpose

Losing on purpose is bad. But kicking people on purpose? Hey, at least it’s not match fixing.<p>After a 6-1 win over Panama, things are going well for England in World Cup Group G. Amazingly, it was the exact result that the Three Lions needed to draw level with Belgium in every way — points, goal …

Match Fixing

F1 2018 live results: French Grand Prix analysis & highlights

The F1 French Grand Prix is back, and we have a full live blog and highlights from the race.<p><b>Lap 30/53</b><p>Sainz pits and fits the soft tires, and rejoins back in 14th. Hamilton is 12.5 seconds up on Ricciardo, who is about five seconds clear of Raikkonen. Bottas is still behind Leclerc, and is around 20 …

Auto Racing

Samoa and Tonga starting their rugby game with head-to-head war dances will give you goosebumps

WOW!<p>Countries doing native war dances pre-game is one of the best traditions in rugby. The most famous is easily New Zealand and the Maori Haka, but on Saturday Tonga and Samoa went head-to-head in one of the best sports moments you’ll see all year.<p>Tonga and Samoa were facing off in the Pacific …

New Zealand

Argentina players reportedly ignoring manager Jorge Sampaoli, making decisions for themselves

This mutiny was inevitable.<p>We should have known that it would be Argentina.<p>We didn’t, though. After Spain fired their manager Julen Lopetegui just one day before the World Cup began, it was easy to believe that Spain would be the team to mutiny, revolt or generally descend into chaos in this …

Soccer

Germany’s plans A and B went terribly. Does Jogi Löw have a Plan C?

Only a Toni Kroos wondergoal saved Germany’s World Cup. Their completely revamped lineup didn’t fare better their their first one.<p>It seems safe to assume that most teams come into a World Cup with a plan. An idea as to their preferred first team, a tactical shape, and so on. Frankly, it would be …

Soccer

A couple of franchise faces could be on the move

Sunday morning’s Say Hey, Baseball includes trade rumors involving franchise faces, theoretical baseball video games, and a record for the A’s.<p>One of the effects of this shrinking middle class in baseball is that teams know much earlier than ever whether or not they will be buying or selling at the …

Baseball

All the updates, highlights from World Cup 2018 Day 11

Scores, results, highlights, news and goals from the World Cup.<p>We’re making good progress through the second round of matches here at the 2018 World Cup, and there has been no shortage of narrative or drama. Sunday, Day 11 of the tournament, will offer more of the same. Our day begins with England …

Soccer

Harry Kane and England steamroll Panama, 6-1

The Three Lions have advanced to the Round of 16.<p>Final score: England 6-1 Panama<p>The Three Lions put in a spectacular performance on Sunday, with Harry Kane scoring a hat trick and taking over the lead in the golden boot race. He has five goals, one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku. John …

Soccer

World Cup 2018: Schedule, scores, highlights from Day 11

Get ready for goals.<p>Lace ‘em up. We’ve got another day of World Cup action in progress.<p>Up first, England steamrolled Panama to book a spot in the round of 16. In the middle game, the Group H lead is on the line. Wrapping it up, the darlings of the 2014 World Cup look for their first win in …

Soccer

Mississippi State’s incredible College World Series run narrowly ends before finals

CLANGA’s dream tournament has come to a close in dramatic fashion.<p>It’s over for Mississippi State baseball’s NCAA baseball tournament hopes.<p>The Bulldogs’ magical postseason dance ended on Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska, after dropping a 5-2 loss to Oregon State. The Bulldogs clawed their way out …

College Sports

Switzerland stars Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka under FIFA investigation for ‘Albanian Eagle’ goal celebration

If found guilty, they could be suspended for two matches.<p>Following their goals in Switzerland’s 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday, Swiss stars Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri both appeared to make the double eagle symbol from the Albanian flag with their hands. Serbia was upset by the gesture and …

Soccer

Look how happy ex-Tennessee coach Butch Jones looks now that he’s at Alabama

Every day is Transformation Tuesday when you go from Tennessee to Alabama.<p>Let’s look at some pictures of former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones:<p>“But,” you’re thinking, “you can find pictures of anybody looking angry if you just cherry-pick photographs from moments to suit your narrative.”<p>You’re …

College Sports

The 13 (!!!) goals of World Cup Day 10, ranked

What a day!<p>This is the best day of goals we’ve had so far at the World Cup, and it feels unlikely to be topped. There were 13 goals scored on Saturday. <i>Thirteen</i>. And half of them were top class.<p>Just enjoy.<p>13. Eden Hazard’s penalty<p>This is a good penalty, but it’s still a penalty.<p>12. Carlos Vela’s …

Soccer

Watch the 95th minute golazo that kept Germany’s World Cup dreams alive

They were almost toast.<p>Germany beat Sweden in the final minute of its World Cup group stage matchup, keeping the team’s knockout stage hopes alive. Toni Kroos bent the perfect strike through the net just when it seemed like this one would end in a draw, firing his team to a 2-1 victory.<p>The final …

Soccer

College World Series 2018: Time, TV/live stream info for Day 8 in Omaha

Oregon State & Mississippi State play for the right to face Arkansas in the finals.<p>We are down to just three teams in the 2018 College World Series, and that will be trimmed by one on Saturday when Oregon State plays Mississippi State for the right to go to the best-of-three finals.<p>The winner of …

College Sports

Jorge Perez-Navarro’s voice will make you feel the World Cup

You’ve never truly lived the World Cup until you’ve heard the Fox announcer call a Mexico game.<p>The delight of Jorge Perez-Navarro is the paroxysmal orgasm of his narration. It has a natural excitement, one that does not need coaxing. The splendor is paranormal. But the execution creates an …

Mexico

How can Germany qualify for the World Cup knockout round?

Germany aren’t done yet, but they need help to get out of the World Cup group stage.<p>Following a loss to open the World Cup, Germany entered the second round of group stage games with some work to do. They needed a draw against Sweden just to stay alive, but they grabbed a last-gasp win to …

South Korea

Watch Son Heung-min’s beautiful goal against Mexico

It came too late for South Korea, but it’s worth watching again.<p>Son Heung-min scored on a beautiful strike in the 93rd minute of South Korea’s group stage match loss to Mexico, 2-1, on Saturday. It didn’t change the result, but it did breathe life into a team that nearly went scoreless in …

South Korea

Germany defeat Sweden 2-1 with 95th minute winnner

Toni Kroos was the hero in a World Cup thriller.<p>Let’s have a round of applause for both Germany and Sweden, who produced the wildest game of this World Cup so far. The Germans came up with the win in dramatic fashion, with Toni Kroos scoring a stunning 95th minute game-winning goal.<p>Germany 2-1 …

Soccer

How can Mexico qualify for the knockout round?

Mexico is in great shape and all but in the Round of 16.<p>Mexico turned in another impressive performance on Saturday, defeating South Korea 2-1 to follow up on its huge upset win over Germany in the first game. El Tri hasn’t qualified for the Round of 16 yet, but they are still in the driver’s seat …

South Korea

Roberto Martínez belongs to the world and we must protect him

Is he a great coach? Probably not. Is he great for fans? Undoubtedly.<p>The pyramids of Egypt. The rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia. Mont-Saint-Michel. The fortifications of Old Havana. Machu Picchu. Mosi-oa-Tunya. The Temple of Heaven. Timbuktu.<p>These, along with hundreds of others, are UNESCO World …

Soccer

The World Cup’s most magical goals rely on physics rather than defy them

A Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT explains the subtle physics behind all those swerving, dipping goals that make you question the nature of the universe.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo does not have a Ph.D. in geophysics from Harvard. He received his training at Sporting Lisbon’s academy. He is also not …

Soccer

Mike Soroka creates a cycle

Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball is about the haunting power of injury.<p>The general conversation that took place about the Braves in the offseason generally sounded something like, “Hey! The Braves might not be awful this year! Maybe they’ll even grab a Wild Card spot. That’d be crazy.” But right now …

Domestic Violence

Tunisia’s goalkeeper is having a rough day y’all

Eden Hazard is a big meanie.<p>Belgium is better than Tunisia by a wide margin. It is not Tunisia goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha’s fault that his team is getting whooped. But he is having an extremely rough day, and this Eden Hazard goal was the worst moment of them all.<p>For him, at least. For everyone …

Soccer

England vs. Panama odds 2018: Kane and company heavy betting favorites for Sunday

England can advance into the knockout stage with three points from a win this Sunday against Panama, with the sportsbooks making them big favorites on the World Cup odds.<p>England is undefeated over its last 11 games with a record of 8-3-0. With a win against Panama this Sunday, England could extend …

Harry Kane

Ten thoughts on the NBA draft where everyone gets a B for boring

The Suns finally got a center. The Mavs landed Luka. And the Kings were the Kings.<p>The draft was incredibly boring and I’m not sure if that means that we’re headed for a sleepier-than-expected July or if the NBA is just saving its fireworks for the Fourth. Despite the fact that LeBron James and …

Basketball

NHL Draft order 2018: Complete selection list for Rounds 2-7 before picks are made

The second day of the 2018 NHL Draft is here, with Rounds 2-7 on Saturday. After the first round on Friday, including Rasmus Dahlin going first overall to the Buffalo Sabres, we have 186 picks on Saturday.<p>There was a draft lottery to determine the first three picks of the first round. This year …

Ice Hockey

Mexico impresses again in victory over South Korea

Can El Tri has six points after another big win.<p>Final score: Mexico 2-1 South Korea<p>That was fun! El Tri conceded a late wondergoal, but otherwise, they were well in control during this game. Chucky Lozano impressed yet again, while the midfield of Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado and Miguel Layun …

South Korea

Germany vs. Sweden odds 2018: World Cup Group E matchup has Germany as clear favorite

Germany might need a win over Sweden to keep its hopes of winning back-to-back World Cups alive, and the sportsbooks have them set as heavy chalk for the contest.<p>Germany breezed through its World Cup qualifiers with a 10-0 record, outscoring its opponents 43-4 along the way. But after losing its …

Europe