Hulk scores brace, Brazil beat Denmark, 3-1, (w) video

HAMBURG (Sporting Alert) — The energetic Hulk netted twice and helped created another as Brazil beat Denmark 3-1 in a friendly football international game in Hamburg on Saturday. Watch Video Highlights: Brazil beat Denmark, 3-1 The Porto forward who was leading an injury hit Brazilian team, open the scoring in the ninth minute of play before playing a hand in…

Rondo stars, Celtics beat 76ers to advance to Conference finals

Boston, MA (Sporting Alert) — Star point guard Rajon Rondo came up big for Boston on Saturday night as the Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 85-75 in Game 7 and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. Rondo finished the game with a triple-double, his ninth in playoffs action – after ending with 18 points, 10…

Switzerland 5 stunned Germany 3: (w) video highlights

(Sporting Alert) — Eren Derdiyok scored a hat-trick and Switzerland stunned Germany 5-3 in a friendly football international played at St. Jakob Park on Saturday. Watch Video Highlights: Switzerland 5 v Germany 3 Derdiyok gave Switzerland a 2-0 lead inside the first 25-minutes when he hit a low volley home in the 21st minute, prior…

Carroll, Green and Downing start: England v Norway

(Sporting Alert) — Andy Carroll and Robert Green, as announced by manager Roy Hodgson in midweek, start for England in their first outing under the new boss against Norway in Oslo tonight. Hodgson, who took over from Fabio Capello had said: “Andy ended the season well and has continued in the same vein with us,…

Robin Van Persie now starts: Netherlands v Bulgaria

AMSTERDAM (Sporting Alert) — Leading striker Robin van Persie starts after team news initially suggested that he would start on the bench for the Netherlands in the friend warm-up game against Bulgaria at Amsterdam ArenA tonight. Watch Live on: ESPNDeportes and ESPN3.com The Arsenal captain and Barclays Premier League top goalscorer will start alongside Klaas Jan Huntelaar as…

Ronaldo starts, Nani on the bench: Portugal vs FYR Macedonia

(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo starts, but Manchester United winger Nani is on the bench for Portugal for their friendly match with Macedonia tonight. Ronaldo has been in sparkling form for the Spanish champions this season and is tipped to continue his good run for the national this summer. Ricardo Quaresma and…

David De Gea starts on the bench – Spain vs Serbia: Live

(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is among the substitutes for Spain for their friendly football international against Serbia at the AFG Arena tonight. Watch Live on: ESPNDeportes and ESPN3.com De Gea starts on the bench alongside Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina and Manchester City playmaker David Silva. Starting in goal is Real Madrid’s Iker…

Klose leads strong German attack: Switzerland vs Germany

(Sporting Alert) — Germany boss Joachim Low made adjustments to his squad for the friendly international against Switzerland on Saturday as he looks to find the right blend ahead of the EURO 2012 tournament. With several players, including striker Mario Gomez, defender and captain Philipp Lahm, midfielder Thomas Müller and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer – all…

Eyes on Lewandowski: Poland vs Slovakia starting line-up

(Sporting Alert) — Poland coach Franciszek Smuda will get one chance to see all, if not all his players one very last time before naming his final squad for the EURO 2012 tournament. Poland will take on Slovakia tonight in what should be a very keen contest between the southern neighbours. Amongst the starters for…

Damiao starts: Brazil vs Denmark starting line-ups, live score updates

HAMBURG (Sporting Alert) — A young Brazil and injury-hit Brazil team will start its final preparations for their London Olympic Games later on this with an outing against Denmark at Imtech Arena in Hamburg tonight. Follow Live Score Updates With the likes of Neymar and Alexandre Pato out, Leandro Damiao was handed his fourth start…