Germany coach Joachim Loew refused to criticise Mesut Ozil after they were bounced out of the World Cup by South Korea yesterday. Dutch paper AD Sportwereld featured a photo of Germany's players with their hands on their heads at the final whistle against South Korea .
The Cavaliers have been working on several trade and salary-cap-clearing possibilities to be aggressive in free agency, but they have been stymied in attempts to meet or discuss scenarios with James, league sources said. Of course, if LeBron wants to build a team to dethrone the Warriors, taking away their best player would be a good start. As of now, the Cavaliers have their backs against the wall when it comes to LeBron James .
The South Americans are now third and need a win in Samara to guarantee a place in the last 16, while the African side are second and will progress with at least a draw. Senegal were far from convincing against Japan and even though Mane scored the opener it had a large dose of good luck about it. The Lions of Teranga will have to sharpen up if they are to prevail against a vibrant Colombia attack that turned on the style in the second half of their win over Poland.
Adding to the sour atmosphere, Swedish substitute Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to death threats and racial abuse online by Swedish fans blaming the winger for conceding the free-kick that led to the victor. It warms us all. Granqvist added: "When we heard that this had occurred, the squad was annoyed". The Swedish Football Association's general secretary Hakan Sjostrand said that the Swedish FA reported the abuse to the police on Durmaz's behalf.
Who's going through? Let us know your prediction. The former Aussie star blasted the the powers in charge of developing talent for the national team, saying they hadn't learnt anything in the past four years, with the same mistakes being as prevalent as they were four years ago in Brazil.
Hamilton edged Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to take top spot for the 75th time in his career, but cut a subdued figure, admitting he was slightly frustrated at missing time. Ricciardo was quick to point to Hamilton s new engine as a factor even before its introduction was confirmed by Mercedes . Quite how the Dutch 20-year-old deals with a new track remains to be seen as Red Bull try to get the most out of their Renault engine before switching to Honda from next year.