• 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.
  • Houston Rockets star James Harden named NBA's MVP

    Houston Rockets star James Harden named NBA's MVP

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    Durant was the highest Warriors vote-getter, finishing seventh in voting behind Harden, James, Anthony Davis , Damian Lillard , Westbrook and Giannis Antetokounmpo . When the time comes to make a serious pitch to George, James or any other marquee free agent, Harden likely won't hesitate to do whatever he can to help improve the Rockets roster.
  • Liverpool Star Mo Salah May Quit Egypt Over Political Reasons

    Liverpool Star Mo Salah May Quit Egypt Over Political Reasons

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    Footballer Mo Salah has been granted honorary citizenship of Chechnya at a banquet held by its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov . According to the Independent , "Rights groups and Western governments allege that authorities in Chechnya repress their political opponents, discriminate against women and persecute sexual minorities, all allegations that Chechnya's leaders deny".
  • Hamilton happy with French GP pole despite 'so-so' qualifying

    Hamilton happy with French GP pole despite 'so-so' qualifying

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    Vettel, at the back after a pit stop to fix the front wing damaged in the crash with Bottas made light work of the backmarkers, starting with a light tap as he passed Fernando Alonso's McLaren at Turn Three at the re-start, which nudged the Spaniard into a spin.
  • England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1

    England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1

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    For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely. Honda has now been directly involved in seven of Japan's last 10 World Cup goals, scoring four and assisting three. Senegal are unlikely to be so generous and this looks a match where there is no great need to go hunting for something when the best bet is right there in front of us.
  • Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia and went to the playoffs

    Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia and went to the playoffs

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    La Celeste snuck past Egypt 1-0 on Friday, a day after Saudi Arabia had been thrashed 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the opening match of the tournament. As one fan tweeted: "We (Arabs) have to be honest, we don't deserve to play in big tournaments". Saudis were unable to get real chances, let alone a goal in their first two matches.
  • Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku

    Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku

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    Should they lose their final game against England, now on three, and pointless Panama somehow beat England and Tunisia, all three would have six points and the top two would be decided on goal difference. Belgium can take a big stride towards the last 16 with a win over Tunisia. With half-time approaching, the Belgians grabbed their third goal. Toby Alderweireld's long pass from defence was taken on the chest by Hazard, who then rounded Mustapha to stroke into an empty net.
  • JFA vindicated after Japan's opening win

    JFA vindicated after Japan's opening win

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    Japan's win of the World Cup match against Colombia is twice sweet as the actions of Japan fans off the pitch are winning the hearts of millions. America's Steve Christakos reports. Sall was invited to the World Cup by Federation Internationale de Football Association secretary general Fatma Samoura, who is from Senegal. "Despite that we came back in the second half, but with Japan having an extra player, it was very hard to recover possession".
  • Xherdan Shaqiri strikes late as Switzerland beat Serbia

    Xherdan Shaqiri strikes late as Switzerland beat Serbia

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    Shaqiri was born in Kosovo to Kosovar Albanian parents. Here's how to watch Serbia vs. Switzerland online. His family, like Shaqiri's, hail from Kosovo, whose independence is not recognised by Serbia for historic reasons. It's a wonderful atmosphere and positive emotions and that's what football should be about. And Serbia head coach Mladen Krstajic is braced for a hard encounter, telling Swiss newspaper Blick: "They are very strong!" Serbia had a glorious chance to ...
  • Lakers draft Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

    Lakers draft Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

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    The Lakers were able to make a trade before the draft with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 39th overall pick in exchange for the Lakers' 2019 second-round pick via the Chicago Bulls and cash, according to Wojnarowski. Kyle Kuzma , who made the All-Rookie Team, and Josh Hart were part-time starters. Wagner said he grew up influenced by Germany's greatest National Basketball Association product, Dirk Nowitzki , but that he also liked Kevin Garnett's game.
  • Ndidi Confident Eagles Will Bounce Back Against Iceland

    Ndidi Confident Eagles Will Bounce Back Against Iceland

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    The result pushed the European giants to the top of the table with six points and five goals as they also beat Argentina in their second game while the Super Eagles are at the base with no point and minus two goals. Kelechi Iheanacho fed Victor Moses , who sprinted forward before lobbing the ball to Musa. As he wheeled away in celebration his knee caught Ragnar Sigurdsson in the back of the head and the Iceland defender needed treatment, a bandage and a change of shirt after sustaining ...
  • Own-goal enough in Iran victory

    Own-goal enough in Iran victory

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    The tomorrow's match is a dream match for Iran and Morocco teams. We have addressed this concern to Federation Internationale de Football Association and the minimum Nike should do is to apologise to them ( Iran's players). "We are here to compete with the favourites and in the end we hope that the gods of football speak higher and they make the decisions". "That's why, when you play for your country, you have to play with guts, with heart because that's what people want to see".
  • San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard still ‘irate’ with Tony Parker’s comments

    San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard still ‘irate’ with Tony Parker’s comments

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    Additionally, Wojnarowski and colleague Ramona Shelburne reported, "The Spurs are unlikely to be motivated to facilitate a deal to the Lakers , league sources said". According to Sam Amick of USA Today , "If Leonard found his way to Laker Land, where he would likely make it clear that he'd re-sign as a free agent in the summer of 2019, it is widely believed that it would significantly increase the Lakers' chances of landing James in free agency this summer".
  • Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 team plane catches fire, players safe

    Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 team plane catches fire, players safe

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    The South American's may have been expecting to win by more considering how disappointing the Saudi's were against the hosts Russian Federation on the opening day of the tournament, but they had to settle for just the one goal, but the most important thing was gaining the three points to seal qualification to the knockout rounds.
  • Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

    Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

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    Japan and Senegal meet in a Group H clash on Sunday and, judging from their behaviour earlier this week, the stadium could be left cleaner than it ever has been before . "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture". Winless in their six previous World Cup games on European soil, Japan went ahead in the opening minutes thanks to a Shinji Kagawa penalty.
  • Form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran

    Form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran

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    Ronaldo scored in the fourth minute of the match to become the highest-scoring European player in global soccer history. He scored a hat trick against Spain including an wonderful bending free kick with minutes left in the match to secure a 3-3 draw.
  • Senegal's controversial victor 'kind of curious' - Poland coach Adam Nawalka

    Senegal's controversial victor 'kind of curious' - Poland coach Adam Nawalka

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    Sadio Mane is looking in a fine touch and is making good runs from the left. In Monday's pre-match press conference, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse bristled at the suggestion the Liverpool star was not already considered one of the world's best and on Tuesday he helped underline the man-on-Mane narrative by dropping his captain, West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate, and giving the armband to his superstar.
  • Kouyate: Poland will be our first final

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    Senegal , back in the tournament for the first time since 2002, went ahead in the 37th minute when Thiago Cionek's attempted block of Idrissa Gueye's shot wrong-footed goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny , who was picked to start over fellow Arsenal castoff Lukasz Fabianski.
  • Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Won't Be Traded Within Western Conference

    Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Won't Be Traded Within Western Conference

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    While LeBron James and Paul George have been the most talked about superstars, a new name has seriously entered the fray in Kawhi Leonard . "Reports are he wants to play for the Lakers ". The Spurs may want Lonzo Ball , Brandon Ingram , Kyle Kuzma , and Josh Hart - as well as the Lakers' first-round pick (which came from the Cavs).
  • Uruguay Face Egypt, Morocco To Meet Iran

    Uruguay Face Egypt, Morocco To Meet Iran

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    Uruguay now places second in Group A with three points behind the leader and the host nation, Russia, with three points but with five goals in their bank. Will Mo Salah play today? Uruguay as a team struggled, particularly in the first half, but this inability to live up to their potential was personified in the form of the attacker.
  • Iran - World Cup - 15 June 2018

    Iran - World Cup - 15 June 2018

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    Both Morocco and Iran impressed in qualifying with Morocco only conceding one goal in their eight games, while Iran remained unbeaten and only let in five goals in their 18 qualifying matches. Iran might have some staying power at the 2018 FIFA World Cup . Despite playing well, Morocco and Egypt both conceded late goals to finish Friday without any point.
  • Sane, Leno dropped from Germany squad

    Sane, Leno dropped from Germany squad

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    Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gets the nod despite his recent injury struggles, while Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus will get the chance to put his previous fitness issues behind him - with the 29-year-old having missed out on a successful World Cup campaign in 2014.
  • Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged after ball-tampering row

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged after ball-tampering row

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    Cricket's governing body said on Sunday that Chandimal had been charged for "breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct" - a rule which deals with altering the state of the ball. If there are any, code of conduct charges will follow as per usual at close of play'. But the home side was all out in a rush after tea for 300, a lead of 47 on the first innings.
  • Salah looking very good for Egypt’s World Cup opener

    Salah looking very good for Egypt’s World Cup opener

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    Egypt have Argentine coach Hector Cuper in charge and while he obviously knows the value of Salah‚ he believes they can cope without their star man. In a group comprising hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay , arguably the weakest group in the tournament, hopes are high in Egypt that progression is a realistic possibility.
  • Antoine Griezmann Ends Transfer Saga And Confirms He Is Going Nowhere

    Antoine Griezmann Ends Transfer Saga And Confirms He Is Going Nowhere

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    Jokes were made at Barcelona's expense too after they missed out on another big signing following the failure to buy Marco Verratti last summer. "This is going to make a difference". "I feel there are things to do with Atletico", Griezmann added. At Barcelona, I would just be one more . Griezmann took the unprecedented step of announcing his decision during an extensive documentary aired on Movistar +.
  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi gives Harbhajan Singh sleepless nights

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi gives Harbhajan Singh sleepless nights

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    Whether or not the history books will be kind to Messi may just hinge on the performance of his team at the World Cup in Russian Federation. It brings results as evidenced by his 2015 Copa America triumph for Chile . The problem is getting them all fit and functioning in the same team. Aside from the obvious Lionel Messi , there's Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero , the new wonder Paulo Dybala and (of course) the creative force, Angel Di Maria.
  • City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures

    City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures

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    City's record at Arsenal leaves a lot to be desired with just two away victories clinched since 1975 - but the Blues secured a hat-trick of victories against Arsene Wenger's side last season, including a 3-0 triumph in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
  • Nadal 'very scared' on way to French victory

    Nadal 'very scared' on way to French victory

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    He will now be looking to win a record 11th grand slam title of the tournament. 6-1 defeat of surprise semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato ended that miserable streak, and Thiem, who has already beaten Nadal on clay this season, could now face the defending champion in the tournament decider.