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The World Cup group stage continues when Poland takes on Colombia in a Group H match Sunday, June 24. Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado capped off a destructive showing from Jose Pekerman's side, whose victory also means that Poland find themselves eliminated from the tournament with a game still to be played.
  • Chicharito Scores as Mexico Beat South Korea in 2018 World Cup

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    The opening penalty was just one of 14 spot-kicks awarded in the tournament so far - more than in the entire 2014 World Cup - with many pointing to the newly-introduced VAR as the reason for the spike in penalties. South Korea will face Germany at the same time in Kazan. The Taeguk Warriors of South Korea enter the Mexico contest with a seven-game World Cup winless streak.
  • Hamilton heats up French Grand Prix

    Hamilton heats up French Grand Prix

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    Sebastian Vettel missed his chance at the front row when he ran a little wide into turn 3 on his last flying lap. After topping both of Friday's practice sessions and dominating proceedings at the start of qualifying, Hamilton secured pole by less than a tenth of a second ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas .
  • Roy Hodgson likens Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Michael Ballack and Jack Wilshere

    Roy Hodgson likens Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Michael Ballack and Jack Wilshere

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    After performing some exercises with the group, he then continued with some solo work. The revelation was the first indication the squad had that Raheem Sterling could be dropped after struggling to make an impression in the opening win against Tunisia on Monday and Marcus Rashford could lead the attack with captain Harry Kane .
  • Women’s T20: South Africa Give Away More Than 400 in One Day

    Women’s T20: South Africa Give Away More Than 400 in One Day

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    Bates, on the other hand, just kept on biffing - 16 fours and three sixes all told - and had she not been deprived of the strike in the final over, she would surely have overhauled Meg Lanning's T20-highest innings of 126. "Thanks to England, she's seen the doctor and hopefully she's OK". After setting up such a huge total, England's victory was evident but some fight back was also expected from South Africa Women , which did not come.
  • Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0, edge towards World Cup last 16

    Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0, edge towards World Cup last 16

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    A largely frustrating afternoon for the five-time world champions Brazil was forgotten thanks to two goals in stoppage time . Brazil's forward Philippe Coutinho (left) shoots to score a goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Jun 22, 2018.
  • England vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

    England vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

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    Two years ago, England defeated Pakistan by 444 scores which they obliterated by making 481 for 6 in its third one-day global. Wood claimed a second victim four balls later as Marcus Stoinis went back to a full delivery and was bowled for just one to leave the tourists on 227-3 with a little over 10 overs to go.
  • Mark Geiger the Center of Controversy After Portugal-Morocco World Cup Match

    Mark Geiger the Center of Controversy After Portugal-Morocco World Cup Match

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    Geiger drew global scrutiny after Morocco's Nordin Amrabat asserted in a post-game interview with Dutch broadcaster NOS that Pepe , Portugal's veteran center back, said Geiger asked for his shirt after the game. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russian Federation team's good start to the World Cup .
  • Late goal against Sweden keeps Germany’s hopes alive

    Late goal against Sweden keeps Germany’s hopes alive

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    The opening goal was the direct result of a careless giveaway by Kroos near the center circle, and needed just three touches and two passes to cut through the German defense and spring Toivonen behind Antonio Rudiger . "We suffered. ... If you don't score an early goal and we have the chances then it's going to be hard until the end". "I was very pleased for him", Low said.
  • Simeone slams Argentina 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

    Simeone slams Argentina 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

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    Argentina are not out just yet but they are a complete and utter mess at the moment. "The team is bad, bad". Argentina will require a win against Nigeria, combined with results elsewhere, if they have any hope of salvaging their 2018 World Cup dream.
  • Muguruza loses in Birmingham 2nd round, Kvitova advances

    Muguruza loses in Birmingham 2nd round, Kvitova advances

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    Her conqueror by 6-2, 6-4 was Barbora Strycova , a tenacious Czech with a good record at this tournament, but not yet a Grand Slam contender and languishing several places outside the world top 20. The young Australian won last week's Nature Valley Open title in Nottingham but ran out of steam against the able German and will now continue her Wimbledon preparations at next week's Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.
  • Mavs swap picks with Hawks to get Luka Doncic

    Mavs swap picks with Hawks to get Luka Doncic

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    James was the top pick in the 2003 NBA Draft after a spectacular high school career in which a number of his games were nationally televised. The Mavericks will also send a future first-round pick to the Hawks as part of the deal, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade had not been announced.
  • Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden

    Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden

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    Marco Reus equalized in the 48th minute and despite having Jerome Boateng sent off in the 82nd minute, Germany kept going and Kroos's shot five minutes into stoppage time earned them a famous win. "Of course this was a thriller, full of emotions and a rollercoaster ride right up until the final whistle", Germany coach Joachim Loew said. Insane as it seems, all four teams still have a chance to advance on the final day.
  • Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic set for Queen's final after semifinal wins

    Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic set for Queen's final after semifinal wins

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    Kyrgios's exhibition-style mimicking of Federer's silky serve, as well as the delivery of flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils , left some of the greats of the game gobsmacked. Despite his loss, the Australian player has become the first player to hit over 30 aces in successive matches since Ivan Ljubicic in 2007, as of this week.
  • How to Watch Brazil vs Costa Rica

    How to Watch Brazil vs Costa Rica

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    Brazil went into the break with the boos and whistles of their fans ringing in their ears but emerged with a renewed sense of goal, with Jesus heading against the bar four minutes after the restart and Coutinho sending the follow-up effort narrowly wide.
  • Lukaku Catches Ronaldo As Belgium Advance, Tunisia Crash Out

    Lukaku Catches Ronaldo As Belgium Advance, Tunisia Crash Out

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    Belgium's last World Cup game against Tunisia was in 2002 when they played to a 1-1 draw. Defeat for Tunisia leaves them all-but-out of the tournament, needing Panama to defeat England on Sunday to maintain even the smallest shred of hope of reaching the knockout rounds.
  • Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

    Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

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    Sami Khedira turned down a reporter's offer of flight passes to take him and his Germany team-mates home from the World Cup in Russian Federation, insisting they would not be needed until after the final. They are now level with Sweden in Group F on three points, behind leaders Mexico who have six. Defending world champions Germany were close to a draw against Sweden, until a late free kick in stoppage-time cemented a dramatic victory.
  • 'Just emotion' - Swiss defend goal celebrations

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    Switzerland duo Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka could face a two match ban for their "eagle" gestures during their 2-1 win against Serbia on Friday. He was referring to the video assistant referee (VAR) that is being used at the World Cup to check controversial incidents. "I don't deal with these things".
  • Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

    Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

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    But the Manchester United forward came off in the second half at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Other players to score at least two goals in back-to-back World Cup matches include Brazil legends Garrincha and Pele, 1986 Golden Boot victor Gary Lineker, Argentina's Mario Kempes, West Germany forward Gerd Muller and Portugal great Eusebio.
  • Ex-Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez ‘being eyed’ in federal, state investigation

    Ex-Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez ‘being eyed’ in federal, state investigation

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    He then made a "FaceTime" phone call to Ramirez in front of the police during the stop. According to McPhee, a recent stop by police discovered "a significant amount of drugs" in the suspect's vehicle. Ramirez has not been charged at this time. "The organization didn't know about this", said Red Sox Manager Alex Cora after the team's 14-10 win Friday over the Miami Marlins.
  • Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

    Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

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    But the England manager was not happy with the press who snapped the photo. "They might want to frustrate us or make people angry, but we've got to keep our cool and keep calm". "But given that it was just a squad list, it doesn't really make any difference to us really". "He's apologised to us all in training, which we had a bit of banter with him about, and that was it - we knocked it on the head at that", the defender added.
  • Reggie Miller on why LeBron might choose the Clippers over the Lakers

    Reggie Miller on why LeBron might choose the Clippers over the Lakers

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    On Thursday, fansite Lakers Nation noted that the Lakers had accumulated yet another second-round pick, 39th overall from Philadelphia. JT thinks that if the Warriors take down LeBron as a Laker it will be huge for the team and will take the fandom to a level that the championships couldn't do.
  • Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G

    Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G

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    Ozil has been criticised for his efforts in Germany's first match and he has been left out of the starting XI tonight, as has the much maligned Sami Khedira . If the Manchester United center-back can not play, it would be a major blow to Sweden's defense. Forsberg played the full 90 minutes in Sweden's opening match and the RB Leipzig winger will be expected to start against Germany in Saturday's late game.
  • Egypt's Mohamed Salah given honourary Chechen citizenship

    Egypt's Mohamed Salah given honourary Chechen citizenship

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    There were some suggestions that Salah had a rift with the Egyptian camp, which may see him leave the tournament ahead of schedule. The Egyptian team's press officer has not commented on the move. There were fears that he would miss the World Cup and despite a remarkable recovery in time for Egypt's second game, he was unable to prevent them losing to hosts Russian Federation and crashing out at the group stage earlier this week.
  • Phoenix Suns Get Their Coveted Center Ayton to Anchor Young Squad

    Phoenix Suns Get Their Coveted Center Ayton to Anchor Young Squad

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    By now, we are all aware of the ongoing narrative that Ayton is a poor defender, which in all honesty I feel is overstated. With the Suns taking Ayton with the top pick, the Kings had their chance to shore up their backcourt for the foreseeable future alongside De'Aaron Fox and move another step closer to relevancy.
  • Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears

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    In the event of a clear mistake, VAR is a lifesaver. Neymar wrote: "Not everyone knows what I've come through to get here". I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win. Brazil fans believe their World Cup hopes have been given a boost by the news of star striker Neymar's new haircut, ditching his old blond coiffured style after it was trolled online.
  • Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

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    All six race units plus spares have been reworked and are present at Paul Ricard, with the intention for the company to run the PUs for the remainder of the weekend. More often than not, Ferrari runs slower engine modes during Friday Practice, only showing their true hand in qualifying. "We had really good meetings afterwards, people were openly critical of themselves and there were great discussions where the team was able to be open with each other and say honestly, 'this could be better'".
  • Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games

    Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games

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    The 75 games cover the entire period since he was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on May 8. Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna through August 4 for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
  • Lukaku Equals Ronaldo's Goal Tally as Belgium Take Control Against Tunisia

    Lukaku Equals Ronaldo's Goal Tally as Belgium Take Control Against Tunisia

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    Belgium can book their place in the round of 16 with a victory over Tunisia on Saturday afternoon at the Spartak stadium. Dylan Bronn briefly brought Tunisia back into the contest with a header but Lukaku put the match beyond doubt shortly before the interval with another adroit finish, clipping the ball over the advancing goalkeeper .
  • Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets Negotiating Buyout

    Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets Negotiating Buyout

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    From being the laughingstock in the NBA, McGee became a reliable bench contributor and quality rim protector for the Warriors. While his skill set has been in decline over the last few year, Howard bounced back and had one of his best seasons in 2017-18 where he averaged almost 17 points, 13 rebounds and one block in 81 games.
  • 'He needs to wake up!' - Messi is not a leader, says Petit

    'He needs to wake up!' - Messi is not a leader, says Petit

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    The victory against Morocco put Portugal on four points in Group B and in control of their own fate heading into the group-stage finale against Iran on June 25. Get the latest World Cup news updates. "I hope you will tell Messi to play a better match against Nigeria", another person commented, referring to the upcoming third and final Group D game in St.
  • LA Clippers Trade with Hornets for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    LA Clippers Trade with Hornets for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

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    All-Star point guard Kemba Walker is now manning the starting point guard position for the Hornets, who went 36-46 in 2017-18. He originally declared for the 2017 NBA Draft before deciding to return for one more year in Lexington. "But going forward, in the community, in the franchise, this is a player that we hope is with us - not only for the next couple of years, but ends his career here".
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek confident of Chelsea breakthrough

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek confident of Chelsea breakthrough

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    Loftus-Cheek, 22, came on for Alli against the North African outfit in the latter stages of England's World Cup group opener, and ultimately impressed, as he injected pace and guile into the Three Lions' midfield while those on the pitch began to tire.
  • I could leave Chelsea in search of first-team football…

    I could leave Chelsea in search of first-team football…

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    Loftus-Cheek would surely be one of Newcastle's most exciting additions for years, if he was to arrive at St. James' Park, and Benitez should be very interested in the 22-year-old's latest comments. "It's hard to keep training at your best, but I made sure I did for when the time comes for when I did get opportunities like Palace". We'll see what happens.
  • 44-Year Old Terrell Owens Put on CFL's Edmonton Eskimos' Negotiation List

    44-Year Old Terrell Owens Put on CFL's Edmonton Eskimos' Negotiation List

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    Owens ran a 40-yard dash in under 4.45 seconds yesterday at UCLA where he was timed by friends Julio Jones and others. The 44-year-old continues to hold out hope of a possible National Football League comeback. "The fact that he's running around with Terrell Owens has the front office uneasy", D. Orlando Ledbetter, a Falcons beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, said on ESPN Radio in Charlotte.
  • Munster to learn Champions Cup pool opponents today

    Munster to learn Champions Cup pool opponents today

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    Fans in the stadium during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between Leinster and Racing 92 at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao, Spain. Gloucester, the lowest placed qualifier from the Aviva Premiership this season, complete the pool.
  • Nigeria neutralise Iceland to setup Argentina showdown

    Nigeria neutralise Iceland to setup Argentina showdown

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    June 19-24, 2018 - The FIFA World Cup takes place in Russian Federation, with 32 teams competing to be crowned World Champions. Francis Uzoho is the second youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in World Cup history, older only than Li Chan-Myong (19y 198d) who famously shut-out Italy in 1966.
  • Stephen Curry initially wanted to be drafted by Knicks, not Warriors

    Stephen Curry initially wanted to be drafted by Knicks, not Warriors

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    The Kings had the number 4 pick but passed on Curry to draft Tyreke Evans, who'd go on to win that upcoming season's Rookie of the Year Award. If he can rebound at a higher level and toughen up a little defensively, he could be a quality long-term starting power forward in the National Basketball Association.
  • How to watch Brazil vs. Costa Rica

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    Unlike Argentina and Lionel Messi, Brazil is still in a good position to advance to the round of 16. Time and again they hurled themselves at the Costa Rican goal only to be repelled until their opponent's resistance finally broke. It earned Brazil's biggest star a yellow card. Neymar thought he had won a penalty with ten minutes left but the referee overturned the decision after reviewing the incident on VAR.