The Americans were overrun by Los Ticos , who badly exposed the US defense, and offered little purchase in the attacking third to hand Jurgen Klinsmann's team a second-consecutive loss to start the Hexagonal stage on the road to Russian Federation.
Colin de Grandhomme, the Harare-born Auckland allrounder who had previously taken just one five-wicket haul in 83 first-class games, had the best figures (6 for 41) by a New Zealand debutant. In the last couple of seasons Wagner has developed short-pitched bowling into the body as part of his armoury. Tim Southee snared two of the final three wickets, with Neil Wagner picking up the other.
The Football Association is conducting a "proper investigation" to establish what England captain Wayne Rooney and any of its staff did on Saturday night at the team's base in The Grove Hotel. "Over the last two or three days (Rooney) trained like everybody else, he wants to play like everybody else, he's ready". Mourinho also claimed he is not afforded the level of respect given to Arsenal's Arsène Wenger but said this may be because of his outstanding record of success.
Defensive midfielder Casemiro (fibula) and captain Sergio Ramos (knee) are pushing for returns having not played since September and Antic believes this is not an ideal scenario for Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane. It might be the last one at the Calderon. Simeone also hailed the quality of Madrid midfielder Luka Modric , who is set to start his first game in nearly two months following a knee operation, saying the Croatian's return was more important to the still-unbeaten Los Blancos ...
A hypothetical fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may be no closer to reality than it ever was, but that hasn't stopped oddsmakers from speculating on the outcome. With a possible vacant featherweight championship, Edgar should have a straight path to another title shot. Kalikas: "This fight would be McGregor's ultimate test.
There's a reason Steve Bisciotti pays his coach $7 million dollars a year, Harbaugh knows quality when he sees it and at halftime the Browns had the lead. In a lot of ways Flacco and the Ravens were lucky that they were able to take a few practice swings against a mess like the Browns because if Baltimore was facing the 100 miles per hour heater from the opening kickoff in this one, the result likely would have been a lot different.