World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia Live Updates

World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia Live Updates

Here Is the Russia Lineup 1 Akinfeev 2 Fernandes 3 Kutepov 4 Ignashevich 8 Gazinskii 9 Dzagoev 10 Smolov 11 Zobnin 17 Golovin 18 Zhirkov 19 Samedov • A lot of people were expecting Russia’s midfield twins, Aleksei and Anton Miranchuk, to be a key part of the team. But they aren’t in the announced […]

Russia 2018: Top 10 FIFA World Cup games to watch in the group stage

Russia 2018: Top 10 FIFA World Cup games to watch in the group stage

More World Cup The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is steadily approaching, so grab your calendars and be ready to circle down some important dates. As always, there are tougher groups, easier groups and intriguing ones, and there are also numerous matches that already have fans of the sport salivating. Here are the top […]

Russia’s 2018 World Cup team could be worst host of all time

Russia’s 2018 World Cup team could be worst host of all time

Ten years ago, everything seemed very different for Russian football. Three years after CSKA Moscow had become the first Russian club to win a European trophy, Zenit Saint Petersburg had repeated its success in the UEFA Cup and had done so playing a brand of bright, forward-accented attacking football. That summer, a Russia side largely […]

The 2018 World Cup will be the last of its kind, so enjoy it

The 2018 World Cup will be the last of its kind, so enjoy it

The World Cup is, from a purely structural standpoint, a beautiful sporting event. Every four years, 32 teams meet in a perfect format — a small round robin, followed by a knockout tournament. It’s elegant, clean, and with just 32 out of 211 FIFA members qualifying, the competition is fierce enough to make the event […]

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for his 11th French Open title

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for his 11th French Open title

PARIS — In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried. He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand was cramping so badly he couldn’t straighten it. After serving a fault, Nadal […]

UFC 225 results: Analysis, highlights & winners from Whittaker vs. Romero 2

UFC 225 results: Analysis, highlights & winners from Whittaker vs. Romero 2

Robert Whittaker took a five-round split decision over Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 on Saturday. It was a close bout, with both fighters taking and delivering huge shots and running mostly out of gas by the time the fourth and fifth rounds came around. Whittaker remains the […]

Rob Gronkowski rumors: Patriots shoot down wildly explosive trade report

Rob Gronkowski rumors: Patriots shoot down wildly explosive trade report

It took roughly four months, but it looks like the NFL offseason has finally gone off the rails, and all it took was 12 straight hours of Rob Gronkowski trade rumors.  Let’s start this story at the very beginning, because it might be impossible to understand if we don’t. The Rob Gronkowski trade rumors actually […]