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Substitute Felipe Baloy rewarded them with a consolation goal in the 78th minute, sliding home a free kick that was Panama's first goal in their debut World Cup. Two penalties and a deflection is hardly the most complete of hat-tricks, but they all count! Very refreshing to see an England manager demanding more from the players despite such a dominating performance, and fans have noticed Southgate's demeanor and are lapping his words up.
  • Did that just happen? Astros' Alex Bregman shaves mustache mid-game

    Did that just happen? Astros' Alex Bregman shaves mustache mid-game

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    It's true: In the middle of the Astros' 11-3 win over the Royals on Sunday, third baseman Alex Bregman shaved his mustache. When he came back up to the plate in the fourth inning, eagle-eyed observers noticed something was different. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole offered the line of the day, saying of the mustache's disappearance, "I guess it's been sent down". Bregman went 0-4 in the game.
  • Bregman shaves mustache off during game

    Bregman shaves mustache off during game

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    Bregman took his first at-bat of the day in the second inning with his usual mustache, but was quite obviously clean-shaven when he made his next plate appearance in the fourth, prompting amusement and intrigue. Pitcher Gerritt Cole had a little more fun with it. "I don't pay attention to Alex's shaving habits in the middle of the game". But I did like the mustache.
  • Buford: Spurs will 'explore' options, but hope to keep Leonard

    Buford: Spurs will 'explore' options, but hope to keep Leonard

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    Asked when this issue would be ideally resolved, Buford gave some insight to the internal frustration of this situation, saying "yesterday" - a clear sign that this front office is rather uncomfortable with this dark cloud hanging over what's been a crystalline organization for the past two decades.
  • Carmelo Anthony to return to Oklahoma City Thunder

    Carmelo Anthony to return to Oklahoma City Thunder

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    With his salary, coupled with what is expected to be a max-level contract for Paul George , the Thunder would have one of the NBA's largest payrolls. On Saturday, USA Today added to what seems to be a growing sense that the Thunder is in a good position with George, reporting that "there's pessimism in ( LeBron) James' camp that George would leave Oklahoma City", which could factor into James' own free-agent decision.
  • Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad

    Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad

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    Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero looks set to be dropped from the Argentina side as they prepare to face Nigeria in their final World Cup group game on Tuesday. 'Leo is fine, ' Mascherano said . Saha's nephew and club cofounder Happy said: "We celebrate the birthdays of two icons - Messi and Maradona ". What better gift could there be for a larger-than-life footballer than a life-size chocolate sculpture? Instead, defeat by Germany set in motion four years of chaos in the ...
  • World Cup Group A match report Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018

    World Cup Group A match report Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018

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    When questioned by The Telegraph about why Russian Federation (along with other nations, including England) had not disclosed how many players had undergone drugs tests at the tournament, their manager Stanislav Cherchesov said on Sunday: "Is this a question about the match or philosophy?" Both teams were already assured of spots in the knockout round, but Uruguay's victory put them at the top of Group A and looking toward a match in Sochi on Saturday (Sunday NZT) against the ...
  • Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz defended by team-mates after racial abuse

    Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz defended by team-mates after racial abuse

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    At Sweden's training session on Sunday, Durmaz, who is of Turkish descent, read out a statement on his cell phone as his teammates stood in unison behind him. "Against Sweden, it will be very intense", defender Miguel Layun said. It's uncomfortable and very upsetting to see the treatment that Jimmy Durmaz has had to put up with.
  • A controversial Chicharito goal gave Mexico a win over South Korea

    A controversial Chicharito goal gave Mexico a win over South Korea

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    A win gave Mexico six points in Group F - and it's looking likely that Mexico can emerge as the victor of the group and avoid a Round of 16 showdown with Brazil. "Very often when you play countries or teams with less of a footballing history, human beings tend to rest on their laurels a little bit. They tend to relax, they tend to lose focus, so every weekend, every match, we insist on being fully focused on not losing that important message", Osorio said.
  • Liverpool FC want to make 28-year-old their second summer signing

    Liverpool FC want to make 28-year-old their second summer signing

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    There have also been the less hyped claims of the Red Devils chasing former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir or even potentially triggering Memphis Depay 's buy-back clause. "He's an exceptional player, he keeps the ball in little space and has an incredible talent". "When the Liverpool move didn't happen, lots of clubs revealed their interest in him, not only Real Madrid and their new coach".
  • Federation Internationale de Football Association opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri

    Federation Internationale de Football Association opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri

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    Both players, who are ethnic Albanians and of Kosovar heritage , celebrated after scoring with a gesture which appeared to imitate the eagle displayed on Albania's flag. Xhaka is the third Swiss player to score in more than one World Cup tournament. Without a second coming, Switzlerland began to build promisingly, and had its first chance right on the half-hour mark as Steven Zuber through-ball sprung Blerim Dzemaili, but his sliding effort was saved brilliantly by Vladimir Stojkovic ...
  • Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

    Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

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    Before Coutinho's breakthrough, the 26-year-old had lambasted Silva for returning the ball to Costa Rica in an act of fair play, much to the disappointment of his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate. It was the ugly side to Neymar's game, no doubt. "His was to have an outpouring of emotion". Let us know in the comments section below. Brazil plays its next game on Wednesday against Serbia at 2 p.m.
  • José Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper Before Disastrous Error Against Croatia

    José Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper Before Disastrous Error Against Croatia

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    There are few words that could accurately describe the abject dejection on the face of Argentine captain Lionel Messi , who was first off the pitch and first down the tunnel after his team's shambolic 3-0 loss to Croatia. Argentina were defeated not only by a defiant and physical Croat outfit dominated by Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, but by a calamitously poor Albiceleste performance - their tenure in Russian Federation now hangs by the slimmest of threads.
  • Egypt - World Cup - 25 June 2018

    Egypt - World Cup - 25 June 2018

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    While the historic feat will be the centre of attention, the seven-time African Cup of Nations winners are aiming to record their first World Cup victory in nine attempts. Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt of the 2018 World Cup at Volgograd Arena. Who do you think will win between the Saudis and Egyptians? He was born in Kafr al-Battikh in 1973, and started playing for his local club before being signed by Second Division club ...
  • Juan Sebastian Veron questions Mauro Icardi omission from Argentina World Cup squad

    Juan Sebastian Veron questions Mauro Icardi omission from Argentina World Cup squad

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    Finally, he said he was a "fan of Mexico" and explained that their performances so far had won him round - although, despite two wins from two, they still need a point from their final game to reach the last 16. Mascherano made his 145th global appearance during the Croatia defeat, which left the 2014 runners-up with just one point so far having drawn with Iceland.
  • Fears for youth football team trapped in Thai cave

    Fears for youth football team trapped in Thai cave

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    A mother who reported her son never returned from soccer practice that day set off the search. The rescue workers of the Siam Ruanjai Mae Sai unit and related agencies had searched for the young footballers of Tambon Pong Pha after receiving a report at 7pm that they had gone missing in the cave.
  • NRL Hits Back At Homophobic Fans Following State Of Origin Kiss

    NRL Hits Back At Homophobic Fans Following State Of Origin Kiss

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    Studdon was a shift worker on the wharves in Port Botany until she was sacked because her role as Blues captain was taking up too much of her time . However the Blues were the better side in the second half, crossing for two tries to one. After Queensland looked to be getting on top, pocket rocket Nakia Davis-Welsh took advantage of a massive overlap to give the Blues a 10-6 advantage seven minutes after the resumption.
  • Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

    Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

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    Douglas Costa's introduction gave then a fresh life and they had possession of the ball around the Costa Rican box all the time. Brazil , instantly recognizable in their famous yellow shirts and blue shorts, were kitted out in an all-blue number for the match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
  • Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup

    Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup

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    TyC Sports had reported that the national team's current general manager, Jorge Burruchaga, could take control of the team. Argentina said on Friday it had asked Russian Federation to detain and deport four of its football fans filmed fighting with supporters from Croatia at a World Cup match on Thursday.
  • Double blow for Roger Federer as Wimbledon dream ends

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    The 21-year-old Croat saved three of the four break points he faced and took his second match point to end Federer's 20-match winning streak on grass for his second career title. Federer was the aggressor in the second set, forcing Coric to save two breakpoints before he finally broke him and served out the set to love to usher in a decider.
  • Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku Injury Doubts for Belgium vs England

    Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku Injury Doubts for Belgium vs England

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    The Tottenham striker scored his third and England's sixth, deflecting a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot into the net, before he was taken off and replaced by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy. Unsurprisingly, this would not produce a victor if Belgium and England draw. "They're a very unsafe side". Especially after their 5-2 victory turned out to be their highest scoring World Cup win ever.
  • The permutations and predictions for the final World Cup group matches

    The permutations and predictions for the final World Cup group matches

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    If both Portugal and Spain win, the victor of the group comes down to goal differential. In Group B, both Spain and Portugal will be expected to progress but still have work to do. Can also advance with a draw AND Spain losing by more than a goal OR by scoring enough goals to pass Spain's total for the tournament. A win would take Serbia through and a draw could be enough if Switzerland lose by two.
  • Paul Pogba reveals issues with Jose Mourinho were nothing

    Paul Pogba reveals issues with Jose Mourinho were nothing

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    Players tend to announce that worldwide competitions are their last ones when they're at the end of their careers but the former Juventus man has explained why he feels this may be his last. 'What only matters to me is what is happening on the pitch. "We do know that nothing is going to be easy, as you have seen in the World Cup games", he added.
  • Harman leads by one at Travelers Championship

    Harman leads by one at Travelers Championship

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    Open last week; Spieth; Masters victor Patrick Reed; and PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas. David Duval, the 2002 British Open champion, believes Spieth is overdue some time off to recharge. McIlroy hit 17 greens in regulation on Thursday. Koepka, who started on the 10th tee, shot a 31 on his first nine, but bogeyed four of his final six holes.
  • Twitter goes ballistic as Umar Akmal reveals spot-fixing offers

    Twitter goes ballistic as Umar Akmal reveals spot-fixing offers

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    Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has made a shocking revelation that he was made an offer of 2 Lakh USD during the World Cup to leave two balls. His revelation has raised questions if the batsman had reported about this to anti-corruption officials. Whilst we note that there is no suggestion that any "fix" actually took place, the ICC is reliant on players to report any corrupt approaches in a timely manner.
  • Whitewash complete as Aussies fall to England in final ODI

    Whitewash complete as Aussies fall to England in final ODI

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    Australia captain Tim Paine has cast doubt over his one-day global future after his touring side were thumped 5-0 by England , who sealed the series whitewash with a one-wicket victory in Manchester on Sunday. Short remained unbeaten on 47. The Aussies lost wickets despite a quick start. Following their century partnership during England's 481 for six - the highest total in men's ODI cricket - at Nottingham on Tuesday, Roy and Jonny Bairstow (79) again overwhelmed a novice Australia ...
  • Kvitova wins Nature Valley Classic title

    Kvitova wins Nature Valley Classic title

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    Kvitova has yet to drop a set this week, and she continued her torrid progress against the Romanian, needing just over 70 minutes to notch the 6-3, 6-2 victory. "We're good friends, so it'll be a fun final". She's a great player, wonderful on grass. "Hopefully she is not going to be on fire!" I will try my best.
  • Five changes for Ireland's final test with Australia on Saturday

    Five changes for Ireland's final test with Australia on Saturday

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    Despite allegations from the Wallabies camp that Folau's runs were being illegally blocked, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt insisted his side did nothing wrong. Cheika had selected an unchanged side for the second test and made only two changes, one of which was enforced with Genia's injury, for the decider in Sydney.
  • Iran fans treat Portugal to midnight street party

    Iran fans treat Portugal to midnight street party

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    The second round of group stage fixtures is nearly over and a picture of the knockout rounds is beginning to develop, with the shocks so far creating a path of death down one side of the draw. A draw takes both sides through as they are, while Denmark can leapfrog France with a win. Australia need to beat Peru, also at 2am, and hope Denmark lose.
  • Alpha Centauri wins Coronation Stakes for Harrington

    Alpha Centauri wins Coronation Stakes for Harrington

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    The 71-year-old Harrington, best known as a National Hunt trainer, admitted being nervous before the 1600-metre Group One race for three-year-old fillies, despite being used to success at the top level in races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Queen Mother Champion Chase.
  • 'Messi Is Not A Leader. He's No Ronaldo'

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    Argentina will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their last Group D match at Russian Federation 2018 World Cup in which a win for them could guarantee their passage to the round of 16. "The relationship with the coach is totally normal", Mascherano said at a news conference in Moscow . "He's a key player, but he's a human being who has his own frustrations".
  • Durmaz blasts online racial abuse after World Cup loss

    Durmaz blasts online racial abuse after World Cup loss

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    On Sunday, the Swedes showed their support for the 29-year-old, gathering behind him as he read a statement from his cellphone. "I am Swedish and I am proud to represent the Swedish national team - it is the biggest thing you can do as a footballer".
  • Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'

    Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'

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    Rohr switched to a 3-5-2 formation from 4-3-3 as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 to earn their first win at the tournament. Argentina were on the brink of elimination after the Croatia mauling but victory against Nigeria would send them through as runners-up in Group D if leaders Croatia avoid defeat against Iceland.
  • Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

    Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

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    CNN first reported that Salah is contemplating quitting the Egyptian National Team because he feels that he's been treated like a political pawn in Chechnya; site of the Pharaohs World Cup training base. The Liverpool star has only featured in one of the Pharaohs' games at the World Cup this summer, scoring a consolation goal against Russian Federation after being left as an unused substitute in their opening match against Uruguay as he continued to recovery from a shoulder injury suffered ...
  • India perfectly placed for success in England, says Kohli

    India perfectly placed for success in England, says Kohli

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    On his own fitness post neck injury, which ruled him out of his maiden County stint for Surrey before gruelling series in English conditions, Kohli said that he has completely recovered from the injury. "We have two X factors", he put it, referring to the spinners. While the squad for the Tests is yet to be named, there was a minor change to the squad for the ODIs, when Ambati Rayudu, who failed a fitness test - the "yo-yo" test - ahead of the series, was replaced by Suresh Raina .
  • Messi fan writes chilling note, goes missing

    Messi fan writes chilling note, goes missing

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    According to police, the suicide note left by Dinu Alex, 30, says that he was departing to the depths of death. According to Dinu's cousin, Dinu has scribbled on a notebook that he is ready to give up his life for Messi's Argentina so that they can lift the World Cup.
  • Kroos: Germany won't make it easy for other teams

    Kroos: Germany won't make it easy for other teams

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    He later admitted that talks in the training camp had cleared the air ahead of the decisive tie against Sweden. "Hummels won't be able to play tomorrow". "We kept a level head", said Low, who revealed midfielder Sebastian Rudy broke his nose after being accidentally caught by a boot in the first half. Germany are now second in the group on three points and must beat South Korea in their final game on Wednesday while Sweden have it all to do against Mexico also on Wednesday.
  • Jason Johnson succumbs to injuries at Beaver Dam

    Jason Johnson succumbs to injuries at Beaver Dam

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    Johnson was battling Kasey Kahne Racing's Daryn Pittman for the lead on Lap 18 on Saturday when Johnson's vehicle flipped violently heading into Turn 3, hitting billboards (there was no catch fence in that area) and possibly the wall before landing outside the dirt track.
  • Captain Kane delivers for England on big stage

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    Stones opened the scoring with an excellent header eight minutes in, before notching a second from a clever free-kick routine - following in after Raheem Sterling had been denied from close range. "We wouldn't swap him for any other No. 9 in the tournament, such is his ability to take chances", the coach said. Panama's equal-sized army of red-shirted fans danced and cheered on the "Canaleros" (Canalmen) to the end.