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  • Three things to watch as the Heat look to bounce back in Game 4 of the Finals

    June 12, 2014 3:55 PM 34

    • A needed defensive reboot from Miami. The Spurs’ first half showing in Game 3 was preposterously efficient: 71 points on 33 shots, 7-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc and five turnovers to the Heat’s 10. That kind of performance isn’t possible without Miami playing an active part. The lack of consistent rim protection yielded clean looks at the rim and open jumpers

  • Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and England's tyros must be protected from immense weight of World Cup expectation, says Three Lions legend John Barnes

    June 12, 2014 3:52 PM 4

    England legend John Barnes has warned against piling too much pressure and expectation on Roy Hodgson’s Young Lions as they prepare to compete in the World Cup in Brazil. Hodgson looks set to answer the nation’s calls by unleashing the likes of Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Ross Barkley on the world, starting with Saturday’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’

  • I won't back you any more, UEFA boss Platini tells Blatter

    June 12, 2014 2:38 PM 8

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - UEFA chief Michel Platini has said he would not support FIFA president Sepp Blatter if he stood for another term, with the Frenchman adding that world soccer's governing body needed a breath of fresh air. Blatter all but confirmed at FIFA's annual Congress on Wednesday that he would run for a fifth term next year despite

  • Scholes wants attacking England

    June 12, 2014 2:29 PM 3

    Former international Paul Scholes wants England to go for the jugular in their World Cup campaign. The ex-Manchester United man believes the Three Lions have been guilty of over-caution at previous major tournaments and sees this summer’s competition in Brazil as an opportunity for Coach Roy Hodgson to instil a new philosophy. To do this, he says young

  • Man United legend Paul Scholes tips reds transfer-target Ross Barkley to shine in Brazil

    June 12, 2014 2:20 PM 3

    MANCHESTER UNITED great Paul Scholes has urged England manager Roy Hodgson to put faith in Old Trafford transfer target Ross Barkley. "In the first-half Ross went on a run and I thought, 'Bloody hell, is that Rooney?' Barkley made me think of Wayne at Euro 2004. I had to take a second look because I thought it was Wayne." An 18-year-old Rooney burst

  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Ronaldinho look-alike interrupts Argentina training session

    June 12, 2014 1:56 PM 49

    Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates were fooled by a pitch invader, who resembled Brazil star Ronaldinho, at their training session at Belo Horizonte’s Estadio Independencia. Messi and Co. were Wednesday preparing for their opening group game against Bosnia Sunday when the intruder wearing a Atletico Miniero jersey, Ronaldinho’s club, interrupted

  • No place for Lionel Messi or Mario Balotelli in the Instagram World Cup XI – so who makes the team?

    June 12, 2014 1:56 PM 15

    With the World Cup kick off just hours away Instagram has revealed a starting XI that would rival any. Based on number of followers World Cup players have on Instagram, the first XI turns out to be a very balanced side – with Casillas in goal, four defenders and six attacking talents. Cristiano Ronaldo (5.448m fans) captains the side, but faces stiff

  • Blatter calls for tennis-style challenges

    June 12, 2014 1:00 PM 4

    Sao Paulo - Fifa chief Sepp Blatter Wednesday called for football managers to be given two challenges per match when they could check key refereeing decisions against video replays. The suggestion, which came out of left field at the close of the Fifa congress, would mimic systems used in tennis and cricket and comes with goal-line technology about to make its World

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal team-mates given personalised World Cup hotel rooms as Joao Moutinho reveals on Twitter

    June 12, 2014 12:23 PM 2

    While the first thing Lionel Messi will see each morning in Brazil is his Argentina team-mate Sergio Aguero after the two were paired to share a room, Cristiano Ronaldo will wake up to a poster of himself. While the first thing Lionel Messi will see each morning in Brazil is his Argentina team-mate Sergio Aguero after the two were paired to share a room, Cristiano

  • Nigeria: Brazil 2014 - 'Soccer War' Begins Tomorrow

    June 12, 2014 12:09 PM 2

    The attention of the World will turn to Brazil,tomorrow, as the football powerhouse host the rest of the world. In the 20th edition of the World Cup, 32 teams will fight for the the prestigious trophy in 64 matches, which will take place in 12 stadiums across Brazil. The final match will be held on July 13 at the historic Maracana stadium. Brazil will kick off the tournament