Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France.
South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson reached the Wimbledon last 16 for the fourth time with a straight-sets win over experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has brought Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini, who both scored as substitutes against Japan in the round of 16, into his starting line-up for the World Cup quarter-final against Brazil on Friday.
Uruguay captain Diego Godin praised his team mates as "lions" after reaching the World Cup quarter-finals but falling 2-0 to France, and said goalkeeper Fernando Muslera's error for the second goal should be forgiven.
Russia's central bank said on Friday it would issue a commemorative half-rouble coin if the national soccer team beats Croatia in their World Cup quarter-final this Saturday.
Raphael Varane's glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarterfinal on Friday and a set up a last-four tie with Brazil or Belgium.
Winger George Bridge scored two tries as the Canterbury Crusaders sealed the top spot in Super Rugby throughout the playoffs with a 45-22 victory over the Otago Highlanders to celebrate Wyatt Crockett's 200th match milestone on Friday.
Brazil play Belgium in a World Cup quarterfinal in Kazan on Friday.
FIFA has fined the Swedish Football Association 70,000 Swiss francs ($71,000) and warned it for breaching media and marketing regulations during the World Cup, the governing body said on Friday.
Italian champions Juventus FC said that they are considering many opportunities in the player market amid media speculation they are in talks to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Paceman Shardul Thakur will replace injured bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for this month's three-match one-day international series against England, the Indian cricket (BCCI) said on Friday.
At a World Cup rocked repeatedly by the fall of giants, Brazil and Belgium have managed to hold firm in the maelstrom and will meet in a blockbuster quarterfinal in Kazan on Friday. Most pre-tournament modelling has been put through the shredder by the eliminations of traditional heavyweights like Germany and Spain. However, the clash […]
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton had his home fans cheering with the fastest lap in Friday's first practice for the British Grand Prix as Mercedes led one-two at the top of the timesheets.
Uruguay play France in the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Friday.
Injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani failed to make the lineup for Friday's World Cup quarter-final against France, with Cristhian Stuani replacing him up front alongside Luis Suarez.
Edinson Cavani trained lightly on Thursday, but his coach would not be drawn on whether the Uruguay forward had recovered sufficiently from injury to have a chance of being fit for Friday's World Cup quarter-final with France.
When Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad was announced, plenty of observers wondered how the team would be able to compensate for the absence of a genuine creative midfielder.
At a World Cup rocked repeatedly by the fall of giants, Brazil and Belgium have managed to hold firm in the maelstrom and will meet in a blockbuster quarterfinal in Kazan on Friday.
England take on Sweden in Samara on Saturday with a place in the World Cup semi-finals at stake, and while some may be surprised to see the Scandinavians in the last eight, defender John Stones says they cannot be underestimated.
Roberto Martinez believes his Belgium side are as ready as they'll ever be to face one of the toughest challenges in football - a World Cup knockout match against mighty Brazil.
In-form Romelu Lukaku will be key to Belgium's plans to unlock Brazil's formidable defence in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
World Cup hosts Russia say pressure will be replaced by pleasure and national pride as they bid to sweep past Croatia and into the last four on Saturday.
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani joined his squad for a training session at the team's training ground on Thursday, as he sweats on a calf injury that could keep him out of Friday's World Cup quarter-final against France.
The Stormers team to face the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday shows five changes including Pieter Steph du Toit as captain in place of Siya Kolisi who is out with flu.
Brazil coach Tite has defended Neymar from criticism over his histrionics on the pitch and said he was just happy to have the team's talisman playing "at his best" ahead of Friday's quarter-final against Belgium.
Brazil's hard-fought win over Mexico in the last 16 of the World Cup is the kind of victory that transforms a team that thinks they can win the tournament into one that knows they can...
Seven-time champion Serena Williams moved up a gear at Wimbledon to beat Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1 6-4 on Wednesday, and reach the third round.
France's Antoine Griezmann knows not to expect any favourable treatment when confronted by close friend Diego Godin in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
At a World Cup rocked repeatedly by the fall of giants, Brazil and Belgium have managed to hold firm in the maelstrom and will meet in a blockbuster quarter-final in Kazan on Friday.
Fleet-footed France will have to find a way past the tournament's joint-meanest defenders Uruguay in the first of two inter-continental World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.