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Trent Alexander-Arnold, one of the eight changes, claimed England did not have their eyes on the last 16 . Five minutes into the half, the Red Devils broke the deadlock as Adnan Januzaj did well to create space in the box before sending a fine curling effort past Pickford.
  • Kvitova sees off Rybarikova to retain title READ MORE

    Kvitova sees off Rybarikova to retain title READ MORE

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    During Gavrilova's first two service games, she committed four double faults and lost both service games, helping Kvitova to a rampant start. But I'm fit and that's what is really making me happy, that I can nearly play every week and enjoy it because I had so many years that I didn't play.
  • Denmark vs France: Pogba, Lloris rested as Deschamps rotates for Denmark game

    Denmark vs France: Pogba, Lloris rested as Deschamps rotates for Denmark game

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    Denmark , however, can also progress to the next round if Australia fails to register a victory against Peru in the other group C match, which will be also held today. This side is filled with talent and the players are gelling together well. Yet it's a chance few seized as France seemed to sleepwalk through much of the game.
  • LeBron James beat out by James Harden for 2018 NBA MVP

    LeBron James beat out by James Harden for 2018 NBA MVP

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    Harden scored an average of 30.4 points per game last season, adding 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. This is the first time Harden has claimed the MVP award, and he is the third Rockets player to win it. He led the league in fourth-quarter points and scoring average. Harden will look to defend the award next season. However, Casey was sacked after the Raptors' second consecutive second-round loss to James and the Cavaliers.
  • Things to look out for on day 11 of the World Cup

    Things to look out for on day 11 of the World Cup

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    Some credit for that must go to Senegal , but Lewandowski will want to react in the knowledge that, unlike 26-year-old Rodriguez, this is his final World Cup in his absolute prime. If you remember Senegal at the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan , then you'll remember Aliou Cisse . "James is doing very well and that's what we've seen in training".
  • Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

    Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

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    Poland started the second half a much better side and nearly levelled matters on the hour mark when Robert Lewandowski showed great skill inside the box to bring a lofted cross under control before seeing his shot from 14 yards well-stopped by the Colombian keeper.
  • Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win

    Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win

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    England's Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku . Kane first joined David Beckham and Steven Gerrard on three goals, before surpassing them and joining Bobby Charlton and Michael Owen on four goals apiece, and his hat-trick brought him level with Hurst on five.
  • Cilic fights off match point to defeat Djokovic

    Cilic fights off match point to defeat Djokovic

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    Just over a fortnight ago, he was in such a state of distress after his quarter-final exit to Marco Cecchinato in Paris that he suggested - in the heat of the moment, admittedly - that he might not even play the grass-court season. A rampant Djokovic conceded just one point on his first serve during the second set and looked favourite to close out the contest in the ninth game but Cilic responded with a booming serve out wide to save match point.
  • Hazard warning fires hungry Lukaku up for glory

    Hazard warning fires hungry Lukaku up for glory

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    Martinez played down rumours of disharmony and said he had faith in Lukaku delivering not just on his promise of becoming the best striker in the world but also for a team anxious to go further than Belgium's previous best of semi-finalists in 1986.
  • Iceland Will Feel The Heat In Volgograd, Says Nigeria Coach

    Iceland Will Feel The Heat In Volgograd, Says Nigeria Coach

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    Group D is now set for a blockbuster finale on Tuesday when Iceland take on already-qualified Croatia in Rostov and Nigeria face Argentina in St. Musa made amends moments later as he outpaced Kari Arnason and rounded Halldorsson to profit with an easy tap-in to double the Super Eagles' lead with 15 minutes to play.
  • Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

    Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

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    They would head towards the club's Heathrow training ground straight after school, and get home some eight hours later following several lengthy bus trips. He's a pleasure to coach, he really is. "Fifteen years ago, we were cleaning toilets and getting breakfast out of a vending machine", says the Manchester City player of growing up in London with his mother and sister.
  • Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

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    Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri are likely to face action from Federation Internationale de Football Association for their celebrations in Switzerland's 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday evening. Such displays have angered some Serbian fans, who often wear T-shirts bearing the map of Kosovo with the Serbian flag on it. Switzerland grew in stature after the break and were rewarded with a spectacular equaliser courtesy of Xhaka's 52nd-minute piledriver.
  • Gregg Popovich reportedly met with Kawhi Leonard

    Gregg Popovich reportedly met with Kawhi Leonard

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    Leonard had told confidants that he did not want to sit down with Popovich and has been purposely hard for the Spurs to reach recently. Leonard was reportedly supposed to meet with Popovich last week to resolve the tension, but it never happened.
  • Uruguay v Saudi Arabia 20 June 2018

    Uruguay v Saudi Arabia 20 June 2018

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    Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated. A victory may cement Uruguay's position as the group's leader, lining it most probably for a tough second-round clash against Spain or Portugal. Saudi Arabia will play Egypt that same day in Volgograd. Jose Gimenez scored the victor for Uruguay in the 89th minute. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.
  • Senegal fans praised worldwide for what they did after the Poland victory

    Senegal fans praised worldwide for what they did after the Poland victory

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    Both groups of fans stayed at their respective stadiums after their teams' wins on Tuesday to pick up trash and lighten the work of the 15,000 or so Russian volunteers. "Cleaning up after football matches is an extension of basic behaviors that are taught in school, where the children clean their school classrooms and hallways", North told the BBC .
  • 1-0: Morocco Lost to Portugal after Spectacular Performance

    1-0: Morocco Lost to Portugal after Spectacular Performance

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    Also, his goal against Morocco took his tally to 85 for Portugal and also saw him break the record for most global goals scored by a European player. 'We were in the sauna and I started to shave and I left the goatee. For Portugal , a win today puts them in a good shape for qualification to the next round whilst Morocco must win today in order not to suffer the same fate as Egypt who virtually got kicked out yesterday.
  • Salah declared fit to face Russian Federation

    Salah declared fit to face Russian Federation

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    The 26-year-old, who scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool this season and picked up the PFA's Premier League Player of the Year award in the process, is Egypt's talisman. The work we do all the time is precisely to make our players understand that they have to work harder. On Salah's absence, he added: "If Mo Salah had been on the pitch, I'm sure Egypt would have benefited".
  • Chelsea and Man United consider a swap deal involving Martial and Willian

    Chelsea and Man United consider a swap deal involving Martial and Willian

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    The report claims the Red Devils are set to test the waters over potentially luring Mandzukic to Old Trafford, but a deal for the striker remains unlikely as Juventus are keen to keep hold of the 32-year-old. Martial who was left out of France squad for the 2018 World Cup scored 17 goals in his debut campaign under Louis van Gaal but he's failed to settle under Mourinho.
  • Germany and Mexico prepare for another World Cup clash

    Germany and Mexico prepare for another World Cup clash

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    If Germany finish as group runners-up, they could face Brazil in a clash of World Cup titans in the next round-a flawless chance for the Brazilians to avenge the humiliating 7-1 defeat to the Germans on home soil in 2014. Loew, who has been in charge since 2006 and recently signed a contract extension to 2022, also raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when he did not include Leroy Sane, the English Premier League's young player of the year, in his final World Cup squad.
  • Enthusiastic San Jose Crowd Watches Mexico Upset Germany

    Enthusiastic San Jose Crowd Watches Mexico Upset Germany

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    Germany correspondent Raph believes his team will win 2-0, but only one of our three ESPN Mexico pundits think their side will lose. The 1-0 score stuck and Mexico claimed victory in a startling upset that quite possibly shook the earth.
  • Robert Lewandowski gets stamp of approval

    Robert Lewandowski gets stamp of approval

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    Poland Post said that the 29-year-old "has for years been one of the best strikers in the world and is the idol of young players and fans" as it rolled out five million copies of the stamp. Blaszczykowski is no stranger to heartbreak and struggle as footballer and has been through quite a lot. Poland will be staying at the Hyatt Regency luxury hotel right in the middle of the Black Sea resort town of Sochi.
  • NBA Draft Attendees Reportedly Expected to Be Exclusively College Prospects

    NBA Draft Attendees Reportedly Expected to Be Exclusively College Prospects

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    Before his college career began, Porter was largely considered the top prospect for the draft but that was before he lost almost his entire freshman season to injuries. Here are the latest news and rumors about the 2018 National Basketball Association draft. Citing sources, ESPN reports that Porter couldn't even get out of bed because of muscle spasms.
  • Maradona apologises for smoking cigar in Russian Federation

    Maradona apologises for smoking cigar in Russian Federation

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    Messi regularly fired efforts at goal during his side's 1-1 Group D draw in Moscow , including a second-half spot-kick that was beaten away by Hannes Thor Halldorsson. Gurriel apologised and was suspended for the first five games of this season. However, Fabregas was keen to note: "We [Spain] won the World Cup and lost the first game to Switzerland, so anything can happen".
  • Super Eagles' travelling kit to Russian Federation causes buzz on social media

    Super Eagles' travelling kit to Russian Federation causes buzz on social media

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    At the same time, he noted that if the Nigerians are rooting for their team in other places, "we will of course advise them where the chicken can be bought". On paper with their names‚ Croatia are much better than us. We know how we play. "The team are ready physically after we worked well and showed commitment in [the training camp in] Austria‚ We have another three days to be ready tactically".
  • Mohamed Salah takes part in full Egypt training ahead of World Cup

    Mohamed Salah takes part in full Egypt training ahead of World Cup

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    England forward Marcus Rashford has suffered a "slight knock" in the final training session before heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation, manager Gareth Southgate said. "But if he does decide to play he'll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I'm sure he will be fine". We'll see how it goes today. " But now we want him [Salah] in the World Cup ".
  • History-making Afghanistan get rude welcome to Test cricket

    History-making Afghanistan get rude welcome to Test cricket

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    Afghanistan suffered a chastening start to Test cricket in Bengaluru with Shikhar Dhawan becoming the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day one of a Test before the visitors launched a late fightback. With the M Chinnaswamy track offering a bit of movement for the quicks, and some spin for the slower bowlers, the left-hander looked unperturbed as he took Rashid for three consecutive boundaries, including a six before launching the Mujeeb for another three back to back fours.
  • Griezmann announces decision to stay at Atletico in video documentary

    Griezmann announces decision to stay at Atletico in video documentary

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    Antoine Griezmann committed to Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening, even though Barcelona promised him he'd have more chance of winning the Champions League in Catalonia. He added: "I feel there are things to do with Atletico". His decision to announce his club future via live television was heavily criticised on social media with many users labeling the programme as selfish given that France will kick off their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against Australia on Sunday.
  • Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City

    Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City

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    Arsenal and Manchester City will collide in a huge curtain raiser to the 2018/19 Premier League season, which will again include 42 games shown exclusively live on BT Sport . Pep's team will finish the festive period with a home game on 1 January against Liverpool. We'll face familiar foes as the three promoted sides make their return to Premier League action.
  • Navalny Freed, Says Moscow Prisons Fixed Up for World Cup Fans

    Navalny Freed, Says Moscow Prisons Fixed Up for World Cup Fans

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    Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russian Federation as the hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0. The game would end 5-0 to Russian Federation, thus continuing the tradition of hosts not losing their opening World Cup game. The home side continued to dominate the game but were dealt a cruel blow as striker Alan Dzagoev pulled up clutching his hamstring - and had to be replaced by Denis Cheryshev in the 24th minute.
  • Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation

    Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation

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    File image of Marcus Rashford in England training. "We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches", he said. "There was a clear shift in the identity of the team, we went to a back three and people have been warmed by that, not only the young players in this squad, but the young players in the system, the success with the junior teams".
  • Draymond Green takes jab at Tristan Thompson during Warriors parade

    Draymond Green takes jab at Tristan Thompson during Warriors parade

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    In any case, the overpowered Warriors are NBA Champions and the Cavs have to figure out what LeBron James wants to do before they proceed with their offseason. "Mid-level", Steve Kerr playfully butted in. The entire exchange was just freakish, especially for what should just be a fun celebration on another very successful Warriors season.
  • Marcelo opens the door to Neymar and sends Ronaldo a message

    Marcelo opens the door to Neymar and sends Ronaldo a message

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    The five-time Ballon d'Or victor issued a peculiar statement after their UEFA Champions League final victory over Liverpool speaking about his time in Madrid in past tense. "We all want Ronaldo to stay and Neymar has our doors wide open", Marcelo said. It will be interesting to see what the player does with regards to his future and the longer Madrid don't have a manager, there will be more such stories coming out.
  • Warriors Win Back-To-Back NBA Championships But Ratings Take A Loss

    Warriors Win Back-To-Back NBA Championships But Ratings Take A Loss

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    By the start of the fourth quarter, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row. "Well, he's terrifying", Kerr said. "I know the veterans are going to come back and do exactly what they need to do". The difference between this season and the difference between my first year in Miami, we didn't have many injuries at all.
  • Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool appears to be off... for now

    Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool appears to be off... for now

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    The 24-year-old Fekir reportedly had his medical with a view to a move for 65 million euros ($77 million), plus eventual bonuses. He ruptured a cruciate ligament in September 2015, causing him to miss the majority of the 2015/16 season. "It's part of the game", he said. Fekir came on as a second-half substitute in France's 1-1 draw with US on Saturday evening and refused to speak to the media after the match.
  • Nadal overcomes nerves to meet del Potro in French Open semi-finals

    Nadal overcomes nerves to meet del Potro in French Open semi-finals

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    Young pretender - and perhaps heir to the throne - Dominic Thiem has been dubbed the Prince of Clay and he will get a shot at the undisputed ruler of the Parisian land for more than a decade. 'For me, the motivation to play here is always high, as high as possible, ' he said. "I have a plan". "Good tactics and mentality in the first set give me the possibility to play much better later in the match", said Nadal.
  • Halep to face Stephens in third shot at French Open final

    Halep to face Stephens in third shot at French Open final

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    I think Halep's ability to retrieve balls will keep her in the match but not lead her to a win. Honestly I can't believe it. Sloane Stephens said she could not be satisfied but was still proud of herself after losing a French Open final that was all about recovery and resilience, on both sides of the net.
  • Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win

    Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win

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    Justify carried that swagger through the 1½-mile race, starting from the rail and jumping to an early lead. "I mean, he left like he was going 440 yards in Ruidoso, New Mexico!" Smith got the big colt into a relaxed rhythm under a moderate pace heading into the backstretch, and he had an easy trip from there.
  • Ronaldo Makes An ‘Irreversible’ Decision To Leave Real Madrid

    Ronaldo Makes An ‘Irreversible’ Decision To Leave Real Madrid

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    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo with his eldest son. They claim that Ronaldo is unhappy with the unfulfilled promises from club president Florentino Perez, and has finally made a decision about his future. Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Inter and Roma are just some of the sides who could potentially benefit from Ronaldo's exit after nine trophy-laden years in Spain.
  • Global friendly match report England v Costa Rica 07 June 2018

    Global friendly match report England v Costa Rica 07 June 2018

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    A pair of World Cup hopefuls meet in a friendly match as England hosts Costa Rica in soccer action from Elland Road in Leeds , England . Rashford's "flip-flap" was among those moments of excitement and earned an eighth-minute corner from which Phil Jones sent a looping header that was tipped over by Costa Rica's star man Keylor Navas.