NWSL

Portland Thorns FC vs Houston Dash preview: A game with major playoff implications By Aaron Bellamy

On Sunday night, two teams with very different playstyles will meet in Portland to try to improve their respective playoff positions....

NBA

Kevin Knox is making a name for himself early on By Richard Martinez

Since the beginning of the Las Vegas Summer League, many eyes have turned to the ninth overall selection in the NBA Draft. Kevin Knox has proven early on the New York Knicks made the right decision to draft him....

NWSL

Orlando Pride battle for the win against Utah Royals FC By Kudzi Musarurwa

A testy evening match in Salt Lake saw the Orlando Pride come away with an important three points away from home....
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Soccer

2018 FIFA World Cup Third Place Playoff Recap: Belgium end their tournament with a medal

Kudzi Musarurwa | The second-to-last match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicked off today and Belgium put in a solid outing to defeat England, earning a third place medal. Goals by Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard made sure that Belgium did not leave Russia empty handed but the same could not be said for England, who now return home with no medals to show for their effort. An early Meunier goal sends Belgium on their way Thomas Meunier scored his first ever World Cup goal today | Source: Getty Images via FIFA.com Both sides made changes to their starting lineups but key players like Harry Kane and Eden Hazard remained in the lineup as both Roberto Martínez and Gareth Southgate fielded competitive teams today. The Belgians got off to a quick start and got their reward for it as early as the fourth minute. A goal kick started off by Thibaut Courtois found Romelu Lukaku who then played the ball out wide to Nacer Chadli who was racing full tilt toward goal. The wing back then squared the ball across goal to the other wing back, Thomas Meunier who finished well past Jordan Pickford. It was a well-worked goal by the Belgians who attacked the English backline with pace and precision. England worked their way back into the match and should have equalized through Harry Kane in the 23rd minute. Eric Dier's long ball found Raheem Sterling who brought the ball down and passed the ball to an arriving Kane just at the top of the Belgian penalty area. However, Kane's shooting boots were not quite on and he slipped as he took his shot, sending the ball well wide of goal. Both sides...

MLS

NYCFC beat Crew 2-0 to win third game in a week By Jay Stucchio

Three games, three wins this week for NYCFC this week as they pull level with Atlanta United in the Supporters' Shield race....

Tennis

Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams for third Major trophy By Don Han

Angelique Kerber impressed in front of the Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge as the German claimed a commanding 6-3, 6-3 win over seven-time champion Serena Williams in the final of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships....

NBA

What we learned about the Phoenix Suns from the Las Vegas Summer League By Richard Martinez

Coming off a 3-0 start, the Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the tournament following the 88-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas. They will leave on a high note, defeating the San Antonio Spurs by 35 points. There are a few good takeaways from that the organization has to feel pretty good about....

NWSL

Sky Blue FC vs North Carolina Courage preview: Struggles and success By Casey Caprio

Sky Blue has struggled all season, in contrast, North Carolina is the most successful team in the league....

NBA

Jimmy Butler rejects four-year, $110-million extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves By Richard Martinez

In the latest attempt to mend a broken partnership, the Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly offered Jimmy Butler a four-year, $110-million contract extension. Butler has reportedly rejected the offer....

NWSL

Chicago Red Stars vs Seattle Reign FC preview: A potential playoff preview By Aaron Bellamy

The fourth-place Chicago Red Stars host second-places Seattle Reign FC with both teams hoping to improve their respective playoff prospects....

Tennis

Wimbledon: Azarenka/Murray ease their way past Dart/Clarke to book their spot in the final By Pathik Gamana

Victoria Azarenka and Jamie Murray will contest the mixed doubles final on Sunday after defeating Britain's young duo of Harriet Dart and Jay Clarke in straight sets...