• Chelsea FC’s first signing under Maurizio Sarri revealed

    Chelsea FC’s first signing under Maurizio Sarri revealed

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    Sarri, 59, led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge. Conte produced a record 30 Premier League wins during his maiden season, which has since been thwarted by Manchester City's 32 victories last season, while he now boasts Chelsea's longest consecutive league wins with 13.
  • Hawks acquire Jeremy Lin from Nets

    Hawks acquire Jeremy Lin from Nets

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    Jeremy Lin is headed to his fifth National Basketball Association team in the last five years. Wojnarowski noted that league sources indicated the Lin trade will likely speed up the process of the Hawks trading guard Dennis Schroder this summer .
  • Door not closed on my T20 career says Root

    Door not closed on my T20 career says Root

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    The 27-year-old batsman says it will be hard for him to gain much-needed experience in the lucrative T20 leagues around the world because he prioritises playing for England . They added 73 for the opening stand before a wrong execution of reverse sweep brought about Roy's downfall. A flighted delivery from the leggie dipped in front of the batsman and he lost his timing while flicking the ball to fall for 19.
  • Belgium favored in third-place match over England

    Belgium favored in third-place match over England

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    With Trippier and Ashley Young under pressure, England's midfield began to be stretched with Jordan Henderson taking on an unmanageable workload and Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli more preoccupied with helping out the defenders than asking questions of Croatia's backline.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus signing causes Fiat strike

    Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus signing causes Fiat strike

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, who have their Jeep logo as the main sponsor of the Vecchia Signora's merchandise, expect a significant increase in vehicle sales over the next four years, with a target of 3.3 million units by 2022. The reigning Serie A Champions, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNH Industrial (CNHI) are all owned by a holding company Exor and a trade union prompted Fiat workers to down their tools.
  • Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony

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    Those two teams are the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat , according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . Anthony reportedly has met with the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat. It's a little surprising that Capela has gone this deep into free agency without a contract, but that is most likely related to him being a restricted free agent.
  • Antonio Conte takes charge of Chelsea training

    Antonio Conte takes charge of Chelsea training

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    The first-team players will be joined by select members of the loan squad, who will have decisions delayed on their moves with Chelsea wanting to take a closer look at them. The Italian has been widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer following a disappointing campaign which saw Chelsea finish fifth in the Premier League , although they did end the season with FA Cup glory .
  • Wimbledon 2018 quarter-finals

    Wimbledon 2018 quarter-finals

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    Federer dropped a mere five points in the opening set against Mannarino and saved his first break point with an ace. Federer's progress through the draw has been smooth and serene, not dropping a set nor losing a service game on his way to an Open era record 53rd Grand Slam quarter-final.
  • Mandzukic warns Pickford to expect 'surprise' from Croatia

    Mandzukic warns Pickford to expect 'surprise' from Croatia

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    It is only the second time that Croatia have reached the World Cup semi-finals. "This was not a lovely game, it was a fight, a battle for the semi-final", added Dalic, who broke down in tears after Croatia confirmed a first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1998.
  • Russia, Croatia each make one change for quarter-final

    Russia, Croatia each make one change for quarter-final

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    The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked nation in the tournament, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union team finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England. Rare chances for Stanislav Cherchesov's team saw Dzyuba head tamely at Danijel Subasic from a 62nd-minute corner, before substitute Aleksandr Erokhin sent his header well over the bar from Fernandes' cross on the right 10 minutes later.
  • Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team

    Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team

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    Portugal have lost each of their last nine World Cup games in which they've conceded the first goal. "We were united, we defended very well and when we were down (2-1) we saw players with no doubts", Griezmann said. "We could feel their presence with us and there's a real sadness in the dressing room that we weren't able to make it through for them". Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their first goal.
  • Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup

    Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup

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    Instead, Neymar has become the king of all memes, with the internet mocking his gamesmanship, incessant flopping and "histrionics", as ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop said in his latest commentary for The Undefeated. Do you think Brazil will advance past Belgium? Let's take a quick preview at the four quarterfinal matches scheduled for Friday and Saturday while we glance at the corresponding odds to win it all.
  • Aaron Finch Breaks Own Record As Australia Create T20I History

    Aaron Finch Breaks Own Record As Australia Create T20I History

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    Finch, whose surpassed his previous best of 156 against England in 2013, smashed 10 sixes and 16 fours before being hit wicket off the bowling of Blessing Muzarabani. Finch's 172 left him three short of Chris Gayle's highest-ever T20 innings which he made for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League five years ago, against a Pune Warriors side captained by Finch.
  • Japanese players leave locker room spotless after crushing World Cup loss

    Japanese players leave locker room spotless after crushing World Cup loss

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    Despite impressing in Mexico, he is considering offers from Europe as well as a return to Japan . But the reason why he's in the category of the very best strikers is that when he gets three chances in a game, he scores two. But he was back to his best despite 35 degrees Celsius temperatures at the Samara Arena, as Brazil overtook Germany as the World Cup's highest scorers.
  • Russian Federation shoots out Spain to reach quarters

    Russian Federation shoots out Spain to reach quarters

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    Akinfeev was the hero for Russian Federation, saving two spot kicks in the shootout , but he deserves acknowledgement as part of a wider defensive gameplan from the host nation. Croatia beat Denmark in a dramatic penalty shootout on Sunday to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals. "Tonight, we were that team at the right place at the right time", added the coach, who had received a phone call from President Vladimir Putin a few hours before the game.
  • Paul George re-upping in Oklahoma City could inspire other teams

    Paul George re-upping in Oklahoma City could inspire other teams

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    While ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski believes it is " very likely " that Cousins will sign a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans , there is still reason to believe Los Angeles could be a more appealing destination. The 6-foot-7 wing played in 14 games with Miami last season, starting eight. On that note, Warriors fan Debbie O'Brien from Menlo Park told ABC7 News, "the Warriors are going to step up their game and be competitive with additional West Coast conference team".
  • National Basketball Association great LeBron James is heading to the Los Angeles Lakers

    National Basketball Association great LeBron James is heading to the Los Angeles Lakers

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    The signing of James also gives Luke Walton a more productive player to run his offense. The Lakers , nor any other team for that matter, can not lean on the fruits of such a deal. While his wife and children were out of town for an AAU tournament, James was at his OH mansion pondering his next career move and how to top the champion Golden State Warriors, Jenkins writes.
  • Brazil knockout Mexico to reach World Cup quarter-final

    Brazil knockout Mexico to reach World Cup quarter-final

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    Both sides had early chances as Brazil keeper Alisson punched a cross straight to Hirving Lozano , whose shot was blocked by Miranda. Brazil endured a frustrating opening 45 minutes as they head into the halftime break with the score level at 0-0 against Mexico in their round of 16 tie.
  • LeBron James is leaving Cavs to sign four-year deal with Lakers

    LeBron James is leaving Cavs to sign four-year deal with Lakers

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    But Golden State added Kevin Durant in the wake of defeat and beat the Cavs in the past two NBA Finals, their dynasty more than Cleveland could handle, no matter how they assembled talent around James. He played all 82 games for the first time in his career, and still dragged a mediocre Cavaliers roster to the NBA Finals, where they were swept away by Golden State.
  • Brazil vs. Mexico - Football Match Report

    Brazil vs. Mexico - Football Match Report

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    Brazil continued to create scoring chances and, with full-time closing in fast, Firmino tapped in at the back post as Neymar turning provider to seal victory. The idea was to score quickly and then manage the rhythm of the game. His run across goal and clever backheel won Willian space, and the Chelsea midfielder only needed two touches to drive into box and lay the ball across for the world's most expensive player to slide home.
  • Man Utd striker Rashford up for England shootout duties

    Man Utd striker Rashford up for England shootout duties

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    The midfielder is now back to full fitness and in contention to regain his starting place in Gareth Southgate's lineup. "Rashford showed yesterday that he can come in and make a difference to the team with his speed and technique, and he is a goalscorer as well", Eriksson said .
  • Belgium beats Japan 3-2 in last breath

    Belgium beats Japan 3-2 in last breath

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    Given that no African team qualified either, it means they are still in position to reclaim their status as lovable underdogs. It could even be that this team now finally have the experience and confidence to take on anyone. Now Japan stand in the path of another appearance in the quarter-finals, where Brazil or Mexico will lie in wait. This could be the year the country's golden generation finally come through and lift the trophy.
  • Belgium defeats England 1-0

    Belgium defeats England 1-0

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    Belgium beat England 1-0 as they refuse to take easy pathAfter a surreal night on the Baltic where England struggled to contain their satisfaction with a defeat that offers them an easier path to the final, Belgium are trusting that World Cup fortune will favour the fearless.
  • Cavani injury worry for Uruguay after two-goal heroics

    Cavani injury worry for Uruguay after two-goal heroics

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    BST, 10 a.m. ET). 35 - At the age of 35 years and 124 days, Pepe's goal made him Portugal's oldest scorer at a FIFA World Cup . The 2-1 victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal has propelled Uruguay into the World Cup quarterfinals, with reverberations across the entire country.
  • Defending champion Germany out in stunner

    Defending champion Germany out in stunner

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    Four of the last five winners of the previous tournament have now crashed out in the group stage the next time around. Leaving aside Uruguay - who won the inaugural World Cup in 1930 before not travelling to Italy for the 1934 edition - it is the sixth time in the history of the competition that the reigning champions have failed to make it past the first hurdle.
  • Colombia outscore Brazil, Argentina over two World Cups

    Colombia outscore Brazil, Argentina over two World Cups

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    Gareth Southgate is finally experiencing the level of scrutiny that comes with being England manager at a Soccer World Cup as his gamble to make eight changes in losing 1-0 to Belgium comes under the microscope. "These are top sides and no global game is easy", warned Alli. We know it's early on in the process of what we're trying to do, but this is just a chance to try and prove it today.
  • Germany eliminated from the World Cup

    Germany eliminated from the World Cup

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    Second-half goals from defenders Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist , from the penalty spot, plus a comical own goal were reward for a physical display from Sweden , who only made it to Russian Federation by beating Italy in the play-offs.
  • Michael Ballack questions Joachim Low contract timing after Germany's World Cup failure

    Michael Ballack questions Joachim Low contract timing after Germany's World Cup failure

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    Juicy ties have been lined up for the second round, with France against Argentina arguably the pick in a stacked top half of the draw, while the likes of England and Colombia may feel a path to the final has opened up. Their sensational victory over Germany wasn't enough to redeem them after humbling defeats to Sweden and Mexico in the first two games of Group F.
  • Portugal's Ronaldo faces tough Uruguay defence

    Portugal's Ronaldo faces tough Uruguay defence

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    Uruguay looks a tough side to crack with Atletico Madrid centre-back partnership proving quite a handful to the teams that have faced it. Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino said his team would need to be careful not to give Ronaldo too many free-kick chances.
  • Historic Germany win leaves South Korea coach feeling 'empty'

    Historic Germany win leaves South Korea coach feeling 'empty'

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    The 58-year-old, who took over in 2006 and recently signed a contract extension through to 2022, said he was taking responsibility for the premature exit after losses to Mexico and South Korea in the group stage. The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound away from the attackers after a spectacular dive. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some other England-based players also checking out of Russian Federation following the group stage.
  • Suarez inspires Uruguay to win Group A over Russian Federation

    Suarez inspires Uruguay to win Group A over Russian Federation

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    In a fast start, Uruguay were ahead inside 10 minutes as Suarez, who scored the victor against Saudi Arabia on matchday two, found the net with a pinpoint free-kick. The coach rejected the notion that Smolov's presence alongside him guaranteed the striker would be starting, and suggested his yellow card when he did come on against Egypt could influence selection decisions, to avoid any potential suspensions for the second round.
  • Paul George indicates he feels obligation to Thunder

    Paul George indicates he feels obligation to Thunder

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    Part three will air following his free agency decision - who knows what that will consist of just yet? One of the biggest stories this summer will be where he decides to continue in his career, and fans will get an in-depth look into his thought process thanks to SportsCenter .
  • Southgate: Germany's exit has no bearing on England

    Southgate: Germany's exit has no bearing on England

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    Kane could still partner Vardy in attack, but it understood the Leicester man IS playing. Eric Dier, Gary Cahill , Danny Rose and even Trent Alexander-Arnold could start. "I'm looking forward to seeing us play again". Kane has been on record to say he wants to play as he hunts down history. Roberto Martinez has already indicated that he will ring the changes against England.
  • De Bruyne 'not concentrated' on England v Belgium

    De Bruyne 'not concentrated' on England v Belgium

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    The 24-year-old had six shots - more than any other player, and the most by a substitute in a World Cup match since Germany's Andre Schurrle fired in seven against Algeria in 2014. These comments were all made before England demolished Panama 6-1 on Sunday, a result that only increases the likelihood that Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and England's Gareth Southgate will make several changes.
  • Can Lionel Messi save Argentina at the 2018 World Cup?

    Can Lionel Messi save Argentina at the 2018 World Cup?

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    Earlier, Argentina changed goalkeepers for their final World Cup Group D match against Nigeria on Tuesday, with Franco Armani starting in place of the error-prone Willy Caballero and striker Gonzalo Higuain also getting his first start.
  • 'I'm always in the fast lane,' says Serena

    'I'm always in the fast lane,' says Serena

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    To his credit, McEnroe weighed in that she deserves special consideration: "I don't think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight". Tennis legend John McEnroe also showed his support to Williams, despite the duo's differences previous year due to a spat over whether she could defeat a player on the men's circuit.