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The Charlotte Hornets' salary-cap decision to trade center Dwight Howard might have been beyond what the numbers dictate but also fixing some potential issues in the locker room. Mozgov had been openly unhappy with his lack of playing time in Brooklyn. Last season, he ranked third in the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game (12.5) fourth in double-doubles (53), ninth in blocks (1.6) and 11th in field-goal percentage (55.5 percent).
  • Chelsea close to appointing Sarri as Conte replacement

    Chelsea close to appointing Sarri as Conte replacement

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    The ex-Italian worldwide is being discussed as a possible number two for Maurizio Sarri, should the former Napoli boss get the job this summer. A dream partnership for Blues fans of Sarri and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is now set to come into effect by the end of the week, with Zola cutting short his punditry work for South African TV to fly to London.
  • Arsenal Confirm The Signing Of German International Bernd Leno

    Arsenal Confirm The Signing Of German International Bernd Leno

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    Arsenal have signed Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen , becoming the second arrival since Unai Emery took over as manager. It's normal they have aspirations to play for big clubs, but I do not need to sell out. Having spent most of his youth at VfB Stuttgart, Leno signed for Leverkusen in 2011 and made more than 230 league appearances in seven seasons with the Bundesliga side.
  • USGA Apologizes for Unfair Course in 3rd Round of US Open

    USGA Apologizes for Unfair Course in 3rd Round of US Open

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    No one expected Patrick Reed to win the Grand Slam. There were plenty of highs and lows this week on Long Island. This past week at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Koepka became just the seventh repeat champion in tournament history and first since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 with a 1-over 281.
  • Flashbacks to Morocco's 1986 World Cup Historic Win Against Portugal

    Flashbacks to Morocco's 1986 World Cup Historic Win Against Portugal

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    Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. will look to dominate possession and territory, eventually wearing down opponents. When he turned 30, Ronaldo had scored 52 goals in 118 games for Portugal . "It is a privilege for us to have Ronaldo in our team". "So he sent his cousin to buy a tennis table, he trained for two weeks at home, came back and beat Rio in front of everyone".
  • Roberto Carlos backs Willian to be World Cup hero for Brazil

    Roberto Carlos backs Willian to be World Cup hero for Brazil

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    Citing the Brazil press office, Neymar wasn't scheduled to fully participate in training after being fouled 10 times in the 1-1 draw against Switzerland over the weekend. "We haven't spoken about [it being a must-win game]", Coutinho told reporters after training. Brazil's squad will be considered failures should they not claim their sixth World Cup title in Russian Federation, according to the legendary Rivaldo.
  • We hear from Ashwin Willemse moments after SuperSport walkout investigation

    We hear from Ashwin Willemse moments after SuperSport walkout investigation

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    On May 19‚ Willemse directed pointed comments at fellow former Springboks Naas Botha and Nick Mallett before walking off set following the Lions versus Brumbies match. "I am very happy to work with Breyton, Shimmy or Bobs instead, as, unlike with Ashwin, I respect their hard work and rugby opinions". This refers to the May 21 statement by MultiChoice and SuperSport bosses Gideon Khobane and Calvo Malewa that racism did not play a part in the incident.
  • Russian Federation vs. Egypt final score, recap

    Russian Federation vs. Egypt final score, recap

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    Mohamed Salah's Egypt are on the brink of elimination at the 2018 World Cup after they suffered a 3-1 loss to hosts Russian Federation at the Krestovsky Stadium . Salah's name has been creeping into conversations often since Russia's 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia in Thursday's tournament curtain-raiser. "Salah was ready and played well with the national team".
  • Fekir camp scrambling to keep Liverpool transfer deal alive

    Fekir camp scrambling to keep Liverpool transfer deal alive

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    Liverpool's hopes of signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon are not over, the forward's agent has claimed . " Lyon is announcing that the negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the Lyon captain have not succeeded", the statement read.
  • Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco

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    I hope this World Cup will be Cristiano's. Iran arrived in Russian Federation with the second best qualifying record in the world in the final stage of Asian play with nine victories in 10 games. Given Andre Silva's partnership with the five-time Ballon d'Or victor, both players, and not just Ronaldo, will be crucial to how Portugal fare in Russian Federation.
  • Alisson linked with Real Madrid - English

    Alisson linked with Real Madrid - English

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    Alisson , also called Alisson Becker , made 37 appearances in Serie A for Roma this season, conceding just 28 goals and keeping a total of 17 clean sheets. However, it appears Liverpool have cooled their interest in the goalkeeper. For what is worth, Real Madrid remain confident to end up acquiring the goalkeeper.
  • Egypt Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Russian Federation

    Egypt Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Russian Federation

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    Mourinho revealed that Russia's weak point lies in their cross balls from set pieces, adding that even Saudi Arabia, which had very small players able to intercept a lot of Russia's air balls. "We understand how to do this and tomorrow you will see this". The win gives the hosts six points from their opening two games and puts them in pole position to advance after outscoring their opponents 8-1 thus far in the tournament.
  • 'No Salah magic' - Twitter reacts to Egypt's defeat to Russian Federation

    'No Salah magic' - Twitter reacts to Egypt's defeat to Russian Federation

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    Don't miss a moment of the World Cup! Cavani is quoted as saying by Metro : "I took Salah's shirt as a gift for my children, who also see him as a star". As Russia , they have failed to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup in three attempts (1994, 2002 and 2014). The penalty came after a video assistant referee (VAR) ruling that he had been brought down by Zobnin inside the area after the referee had initially awarded a free kick.
  • "So proud"- Sheffield United fans react to Harry Maguire’s heroic England performance

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    Guessing that 1pm on Sunday for the Panama game might not get quite the same level - but England play Belgium next week on Thursday (28 June) at 7pm, so that could see another stunning TV audience. Both Sterling and Alli are consistent goal scorers for their club teams, but neither can yet say they have made the step up at worldwide level. With Alli, Sterling and Lingard playing in advanced roles behind Kane, the responsibility lies with them to step up to the plate.
  • Johanna Konta refuses to shake hands with umpire following final defeat

    Johanna Konta refuses to shake hands with umpire following final defeat

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    Top seed Barty made it four straight wins in four matches as she swept aside Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4 in 65 minutes in the English grass court tournament, boosting her confidence in the build up to Wimbledon . The key moment came in the seventh game as Konta broke Vekić's serve for a second time, eventually taking one of several break points that fell her way.
  • Mohamed Salah to start for Egypt in return from injury

    Mohamed Salah to start for Egypt in return from injury

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    Cavani, however, said he chose to take Salah's shirt as a gift because his children see the 25-year-old as a star. "For them it is normal". "We always carry out a last physical test before we announce our line-up and today we will have an important test for him to see how he does".
  • Star forward starts for Egypt in crucial World Cup clash against Russian Federation

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    Mourinho revealed that Russia's weak point lies in their cross balls from set pieces, adding that even Saudi Arabia, which had very small players able to intercept a lot of Russia's air balls. Mohamed Salah is "an exceptional player but not a world-class football star", says Dmitri Cheryshev, as his son prepares to meet the Liverpool forward in Egypt's clash with Russian Federation at World Cup 2018.
  • England Avoids Pulling An England Thanks To Late Harry Kane Goal

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    England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes. "We knew Tunisia would be a tough test. Maybe there were still lingering fitness concerns about one or both of Mohamed Ben Amine Amor and Ghaaylen Chaalali, but rather than replacing them with two defensively-minded players, Maaloul opted to bring in only Ellyes Skhiri.
  • Egypt - World Cup - 19 June 2018

    Egypt - World Cup - 19 June 2018

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    Egypt's Mohamed Salah waves for fans during a World Cup training session at Cairo global stadium on 9 June 2018. Egypt are set to turn to the continent's finest player in a bid to bring about a change of fortunes against hosts Russian Federation in Group A.
  • Belgium cruises to victory over Panama

    Belgium cruises to victory over Panama

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    Belgium are now unbeaten in 20 matches, although the nature of the first-half performance against weak opposition showed that Martinez's men still have significant progress to make if they are to improve on quarter-final appearances at the last two major tournaments.
  • Australia bowl first in must-win ODI at Trent Bridge

    Australia bowl first in must-win ODI at Trent Bridge

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    England lead this five-match series against world champions Australia 2-0. Thanks to twin tons by Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) England managed to score 481 in their stipulated 50 overs. Australia captain Tim Paine, who won the toss, used eight bowlers but was unable to stem the torrent of runs. Bairstow's entertaining innings came to an end when he picked out Richardson in the deep with Agar finally getting his man 112 runs after he first thought he had him.
  • Atletico Madrid give Antoine Griezmann new contract until 2023

    Atletico Madrid give Antoine Griezmann new contract until 2023

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    We want players who are committed to Barca and who want to succeed here. Pique has defended himself, saying he was not aware whether or not Griezmann was going to stay with Atletico when he got on board with the TV show and that the French player was unsure of what path to take until the last minute.
  • Cavs Won't Know LeBron James' Decision By the NBA Draft

    Cavs Won't Know LeBron James' Decision By the NBA Draft

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    And although wherever James winds up, he'll still be chasing the Warriors, Leonard is one of the few talents the 4-time MVP could team up with to instantly present a formidable foe to the 2-time defending National Basketball Association champs.
  • Senegal punishes Poland for mistakes in 2-1 win

    Senegal punishes Poland for mistakes in 2-1 win

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    After a tight first half hour, it was the always-threatening Niang who was at the heart of Senegal's opening goal. Senegal will led by West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate but all eyes will be on forward Sadio Mane , who is coming into the World Cup off the back of a trailblazing season with Liverpool , also scoring in the UEFA Champions League final.
  • Korea loses 1-0 to Sweden in first World Cup match

    Korea loses 1-0 to Sweden in first World Cup match

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    But it is true that apart from Tottenham Hotspur superstar, Son Heung-min, most of South Korea's team play in Asian leagues, where they are less likely to be recognizable to European coaches or scouts. "It's very important we show respect to all our opponents in all circumstances, if someone could interpret it in another way we regret it". "If it has been perceived in another way, we apologize ".
  • Sadio and Senegal see off Poland

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    Let's look at the Poland vs. Senegal betting lines. Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus, Piotr Zielinski, Karol Linetty, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Kamil Grosicki, Slawomir Peszko, and Rafal Kurzawa. Robert Lewandowski is "an example" to young players everywhere, according to his coach Adam Nawalka, but there is more to this Poland side than the Bayern Munich star's goals.
  • Colombia See Red As Japan Take Early Lead In Group H Opener

    Colombia See Red As Japan Take Early Lead In Group H Opener

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    Get live score of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Colombia and Japan here. Japan opened the score at 6 minutes with Shinji Kagawa from the penalty spot. Minutes earlier, the kick-off was delayed after the teams had to switch directions. Rodriguez's replacement Juan Quintero of River Plate and Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado will also provide an attacking threat at Mordovia Arena.
  • England Beat Australia by 38 Runs in 2nd ODI

    England Beat Australia by 38 Runs in 2nd ODI

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    The end result was a consummate performance from England , in which Buttler made 90 off 71 balls before marshalling the defence in the field when Australia threatened to run the game close thanks to Shaun Marsh . AJ Tye brought Roy's innings to a close when a blood-stained Paine took a superb diving catch, having being hit in the face minutes earlier when a slower delivery from the West Australian bounced off the turf and struck him on the nose.
  • Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

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    Pakistan bowler Imad Wasim (C) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Australia's batsman Genn Maxwell during their one-day global (ODI) cricket match played at the MCG in Melbourne on 15 January 2017. In fact, ever since January 2017, they have lost 13 out of the 15 ODIs played, losing bilateral series against New Zealand, England, and India. Australia's embattled captain Tim Paine , who has been instated at the helm with no clarity over the team's future and build-up to the next ...
  • Colombia fret over James as embattled Japan await

    Colombia fret over James as embattled Japan await

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    On the ground in Russian Federation, a psychic cat named Achilles found fame after taking time out from chasing mice at St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum to successfully predict the host nation would beat Saudi Arabia in their opening game.
  • Cleveland Cavs Made Calls To Spurs About Kawhi Leonard

    Cleveland Cavs Made Calls To Spurs About Kawhi Leonard

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    However, before making any deal, the Lakers first need an assurance that Leonard is 100 percent healthy. And if a trade were to go down, it would have be done after the Cavs make their pick at the No. IN sent Paul George to Oklahoma City, and the forward could be headed elsewhere in free agency after spending just one season with the Thunder. The 26-year-old Leonard , who has made the All-NBA First Team twice in his seven seasons, owns career numbers of 16.3 points per game and 6.2 ...
  • Bernd Leno to be unveiled in coming hours

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    German newspaper BILD say an announcement is expected on Tuesday. It's understood Arsenal have wrapped up a deal for Leno for a fee of around £22million, with Unai Emery determined to bring in competition for Petr Cech . Early summer reports suggested that Emery would only have only £50 million in his transfer budget to spend after the expensive January deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but further news have stated the budget has been boosted to £70 million.
  • Swiss coach wants more recognition after Brazil draw

    Swiss coach wants more recognition after Brazil draw

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    Switzerland have lost only one out of 12 competitive matches since Euro 2016 - a World Cup qualifier away to Portugal. Philippe Coutinho, who was making his World Cup debut, gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the right post.
  • Wolves sign Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio following Sporting resignation

    Wolves sign Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio following Sporting resignation

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    Patricio, who is in Portugal's side for the World Cup in Russian Federation, joined Sporting's youth academy in 2000. If the case goes to to Federation Internationale de Football Association then Wolves may have to end up paying a compensation fee from a tribunal, but that's unlikely to be anything near the reported £18m they were said to be paying for Patricio before he cancelled his contract.
  • Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Has His Say On Real Madrid Transfer Rumours

    Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Has His Say On Real Madrid Transfer Rumours

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    Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has said he would be open to joining Real Madrid this summer and added the Spanish giants are aware of what they need to do to sign him. Hazard, 27, says he has "won everything in London, except the Champions League", and admitted he was disappointed in his own performance as Chelsea were knocked out by Barcelona at the last-16 stage last season.
  • Eddie Jones insists England can turn things around after losing run

    Eddie Jones insists England can turn things around after losing run

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    We're not exactly where we want to be just yet, but slowly but surely we are getting better'. "We're going to have to re-group for next week". Saracens forward Billy re-fractured his arm during the first half of the clash in Bloemfontein and will be assessed further during the week.
  • Brooks Koepka wins second straight US Open

    Brooks Koepka wins second straight US Open

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    The Johnsons couldn't wait to get out of there. Fleetwood's round placed him in esteemed company; no player has shot 62 in the US Open . Three more wonderful iron shots were delivered to set up realistic birdie chances, from 15ft at the 16th and 20ft at the 17th, before the shortest one of all at the last, but fate decreed that he had used up his quota.
  • Saudi Arabia safe after 'technical failure' on plane

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    Their next game will take place this Wednesday. The footage, which Reuters was unable to verify independently, was shared by civil aviation monitoring website Airlive.net, which said the fire broke out on the approach to Rostov airport.
  • Officials Suggest World Cup Celebrations In Mexico Caused Artificial Quake

    Officials Suggest World Cup Celebrations In Mexico Caused Artificial Quake

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    Both literally and figuratively. While the incident in Mexico City was not officially an natural disaster, there is no denying the sheer euphoria Mexico felt after pulling one of the first major upsets in the 2018 World Cup , thereby placing them in a very secure position to advance to the Round-of-16 stage.
  • Mohamed Salah fit to play barring last fitness test Egypt say

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    Former Russia forward Dimitri Cheryshev, the father of two-goal hero Denis from the hosts opening 5-0 victory against Suadi Arabia - claims the Eastern Europeans have nothing to be afraid of. But the men in red are now on the cusp of making their first knockout stage of a World Cup in post-Soviet history. Salah didn't appear to be moving his shoulder fully during upper-body exercises on Monday.
  • Two England fans charged with hooliganism ahead of Tunisia clash

    Two England fans charged with hooliganism ahead of Tunisia clash

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    Uzi Alan, a 28-year-old banker from London, echoed the sentiment. "There were a lot of decisions against us and maybe there was a bit of justice at the end". Teams of volunteers have been greeting supporters with chants and high-fives as they arrive at the million-strong city's airport and main train station, while guides have been deployed throughout the centre.