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On Friday, Executive Tournament Director Habibi Mamone confirmed the tournament's move to the fall. This move will allow the playoffs to finish on August 25, before the start of the college football and NFL seasons. The wraparound season starts October 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, California, one week after the Ryder Cup in France. "The same is true in golf, where players must take calculated risks that improve their performance".
  • England captain Harry Kane hurt by loss to Croatia

    England captain Harry Kane hurt by loss to Croatia

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    Until then, goodnight and goodbye! Croatia will effectively have played a game more than France , who also have an extra day to recover from their semi-final on Tuesday. But then midway through the second half, Croatia struck. 'We've made a difference to people's happiness the last few weeks'. "Even out there the fans singing after a defeat, it's a proud feeling".
  • Wimbledon 2018 semifinals: Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic, John Isner-Kevin Anderson

    Wimbledon 2018 semifinals: Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic, John Isner-Kevin Anderson

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    The match against Del Potro saw him drop a set at Wimbledon for the first time this year. In a 4hr 48min tug of war, Nadal overcame Del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final since 2011. For the former US Open champion, who dived, tumbled and slipped as he tried to contain the two-time Wimbledon champion it was an 11th defeat in 16 meetings with the Spaniard.
  • Tottenham Set to Obstruct Arsenal Transfer Plans for Barcelona Midfielder Andre Gomes

    Tottenham Set to Obstruct Arsenal Transfer Plans for Barcelona Midfielder Andre Gomes

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    Tottenham are ready to scupper Arsenal's plans to sign Andre Gomes after joining their rivals in the race to sign the Barcelona midfielder this summer, according to reports via TeamTalk . "We've spoken about that", Emery responded when asked about who would be captaining the side when the season starts in August. They face a tough Premier League opener against champions Manchester City on August 12 with Emery, who left French title holders Paris St Germain at the end of last season, ...
  • Donald Trump refers to Ireland as a part of the UK

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    Thursday morning amid an expected surge in protests. The largest demonstration is expected in central London on Friday where a giant "Trump baby" balloon will fly close to Parliament after being given the go-ahead by London mayor Sadiq Khan.
  • England coach backs Joe Root to bounce back post T20I omission

    England coach backs Joe Root to bounce back post T20I omission

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    Kuldeep, who impressed during the T20 series, taking 5-24 at Old Trafford, proceeded to take three wickets in his opening two overs - Jason Roy (38) caught at cover reverse-sweeping, and Joe Root (3) and Jonny Bairstow (38) both out lbw when failing to pick the spinner.
  • Serena Williams cruises into 10th Wimbledon final

    Serena Williams cruises into 10th Wimbledon final

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    In September 2017, she gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia, an experience which she later described as life-threatening and detailed complications she faced from a pulmonary embolism and a host of surgeries to prevent blood clots spreading to her lungs.
  • Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth

    Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth

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    This may have been an extra motivating factor for us. I don't think there is a plan just for Modric. Nick Ferrari insists he's not a traitor, despite hugging a Croatian following England's World Cup defeat last night. The England boss was also asked if the team's leading scorer Harry Kane had exhausted as the tournament progressed and was perhaps missing his cutting edge in the semifinals.
  • Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception

    Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception

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    The US President touched down in London Stansted Airport, Essex, at 1.50pm BST with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump , after arriving from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Donald Trump could threaten to drop plans for a trade deal with Britain unless Theresa May backs a hard Brexit while on his controversial trip to the UK.
  • Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cinematic Trailer

    Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cinematic Trailer

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    However, the patch notes for the beginning of Season 5 are already live, revealing new locations, vehicles, and a host of new features coming to the game. This should provide players with more information on why their point blank hits are only registering small damages. Heavy shotguns have been given a 10 pellet magazine, instead of 5, and the ability to double pump has been reduced with the introduction of a shot delay.
  • We left everything out there, says England manager Southgate

    We left everything out there, says England manager Southgate

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    A goal in the second half from Ivan Perisic forced extra time, and Mandzukic's strike destroyed England's dream run short, as a team that surpassed expectations and has a bright future failed to really play well after the break. Croatia's dream continues into Sunday's final against France . Plenty of others captured the moment England fans were so loud in defeat that you could hardly hear what Slaven Bilic and Ryan Giggs had to say.
  • Chiefs don't select anyone in the 2018 National Football League supplemental draft

    Chiefs don't select anyone in the 2018 National Football League supplemental draft

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    The Giants will give up their 2019 third-round pick and the Redskins will give up their sixth-round pick in the same draft. Of those 45 players, eight have gone on to make the Pro Bowl during their National Football League careers. So the question now becomes whether the Rams should submit a bid on any of the three players. Per multiple reports, the Raiders have the first pick in each round should they choose to exercise it.
  • Southgate's World Cup waistcoats just the right fit for London museum

    Southgate's World Cup waistcoats just the right fit for London museum

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    Last weekend, a photograph of Southgate en route to a pre-season boot camp in Catterick in the early 1990s reemerged on Twitter which goes some way to describing his methods as a manager. "I only played for three clubs, I have a real affinity with all three, but England has been the biggest part of my life really". Southgate is more interested in kicking on than wondering if they would get the kind of rapturous reception that greeted Sir Bobby Robson's men 28 years ago, although that ...
  • Del Potro sets up quarter-final showdown with Nadal

    Del Potro sets up quarter-final showdown with Nadal

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    Next up for the Spaniard is a blockbuster last four showdown with Novak Djokovic . Del Potro, who'd saved four set points, grabbed one of his own on Nadal's serve and levelled at a set apiece with a forehand that clipped the net and fell inside the service box.
  • David Beckham Defends England's Raheem Sterling After Criticism

    David Beckham Defends England's Raheem Sterling After Criticism

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    Somewhat unfairly, Sterling has been on the wrong end of criticism from some over his performances at the World Cup , where he is yet to score - despite finding the net 23 times for Manchester City last season. But others realise Sterling's importance to the England team, his movement and pace causing problems to the opposition. "After the Iceland game, we knew that things needed to change", he said.
  • Dele and England's dream ends with Croatia defeat

    Dele and England's dream ends with Croatia defeat

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    But a second half header from Ivan Perisic sent the tie to extra time - just as England's previous World Cup semi-final appearance did in 1990 - only for Mandzukic to strike in the first half to end England's dreams of a final appearance.
  • Wimbledon 2018: Shell-shocked Roger Federer explains his defeat

    Wimbledon 2018: Shell-shocked Roger Federer explains his defeat

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    But Anderson had found his game, going unbroken on serve through the last three sets en route to his first Wimbledon semifinal. Like Federer and Anderson, Nadal and del Potro Nadal slugged it out for more than four pulsating hours before Spain's 17-times major victor finally landed the knockout punch.
  • Convicted Croatia team official keeps World Cup VIP status

    Convicted Croatia team official keeps World Cup VIP status

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    Croatia , according to ESPN . Although Croatia went on to suffer an agonising 2-1 defeat to host nation France in the semi-finals, they beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place playoff. Should England hold on for the win, the Three Lions will take on France in the final on Sunday. He said that what we showed on the field was great.
  • Croatia's route to the 2018 World Cup final

    Croatia's route to the 2018 World Cup final

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    Tense moments followed for the 12th man as Croatia tried to pile the pressure on and fans had their hearts in their mouths when the score was only kept level by some desperate England defending. England won their opening game at a major tournament for the first time since the 2006 World Cup. "I will get more attention and it won't be easy to go out for meals if I am in certain places but it won't change my view on the world or the things I attempt to do".
  • Croatia beats England 2-1 in extra time

    Croatia beats England 2-1 in extra time

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    They will aim to better the third-place finish achieved by the star-studded squad spearheaded by the legendary Davor Suker at the 1998 edition in France. 24' - Raheem Sterling has been an absolute handful for the Croatian defense. Croatia within inches of taking the lead. Playing in a 3-5-2 formation, England are the third youngest team in the tournament and head coach Gareth Southgate has done his utmost to lower the expectations.
  • Roger Federer falls to Kevin Anderson in four-hour five-set epic

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    Roger Federer suggested a clash between the World Cup final and the Wimbledon men's singles final may be more of a concern for those in Russian Federation rather than competitors at SW19. After two years of physical and mental struggles, Djokovic appears fit and confident and ready to try to add to his tally of 12 grand slam titles. Anderson will take on the victor of the quarter-final clash between former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic and ninth-ranked John Isner .
  • Dalic: Croatia will have enough energy for England

    Dalic: Croatia will have enough energy for England

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    Croatia have won two penalty shootouts on their way to the semis this year - their first since they lost to eventual winners France back in 1998, which was their maiden participation in the World Cup after their independence. They have players like Harry Maguire, Harry Kane, John Stones and others, who are very strong. Quite a number of councils for example around the United Kingdom are making available large outdoor spaces where fans can watch the match and not be forced to pay anything ...
  • Gareth Southgate's England should change nothing, says Steph Houghton

    Gareth Southgate's England should change nothing, says Steph Houghton

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    Back in the late 80s and early 90s when legendary Alan Shearer led the mantle of the Three Lions , the league playing nation used to be a dominant force but the inception of Premier League in 1992 did something to the national team. In that game I had been subbed off before it went to penalties but I still remember that feeling of pure elation when Nacho Novo stepped up to score the decider.
  • Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts unnecessary warnings

    Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts unnecessary warnings

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    For the first time in three years the Swiss maestro will play a match away from his beloved Centre Court lawn after organisers pencilled him in for a Court One slot. Federer, the overwhelming favourite going into the contest, won the opening set in just 26 minutes. While Federer's stunning loss has denied tennis fans the possibility of another blockbuster final showdown with his great rival Nadal, Anderson now has the opportunity to go one better than his charge to last year's US Open ...
  • 200,000 sign petition calling for bank holiday if England win World Cup

    200,000 sign petition calling for bank holiday if England win World Cup

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    The number of signatories to the petition, on the United Kingdom government and Parliament website, means it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons. While Croatia possess arguably the best central midfield pairing in the tournament in the shape of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic , Southgate's language does not indicate he is about to bring in Eric Dier as an additional defensive midfielder alongside Jordan Henderson.
  • England vs Croatia Start Time & Odds

    England vs Croatia Start Time & Odds

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    The Three Lions are just one game away from their first final since 1966, with Croatia standing between them and a showpiece against France, who beat Belgium 1-0 this morning in the first semi-final. Wednesday's game will see Lovren reacquainted with Kane, who has carried his prolific form in the Premier League to Russian Federation and is the leading scorer at the tournament with six goals.
  • Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys

    Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys

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    Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday. France might be the favorite to win the World Cup at this point. The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. So get your kippers and slippers prepped, do your morning (or evening) calisthenics now, and for heaven sakes ring Mum, otherwise you just know she'll ring you during the match.
  • Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke midfielder

    Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke midfielder

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    Liverpool have begun formal negotiations with Stoke City over the transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland worldwide as one who can bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.
  • Russian Federation v Croatia World Cup quarter-final goes to extra

    Russian Federation v Croatia World Cup quarter-final goes to extra

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    Croatia began warming up its backup goalkeepers in case Subasic was unable to continue into extra time. After scoring minutes apart in regulation and again in extra time, it would come to penalties again as Croatia and Russian Federation tussled for the right to play England in the semifinals.
  • Serena Williams battles back to beat Camila Giorgi at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams battles back to beat Camila Giorgi at Wimbledon

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    The camera caught Drake in what appeared to be wildly different moods as the match progressed - from mad, happy, concerned and even pensive. It also means she now has 90 Wimbledon wins, the most amongst active female players and she has not dropped a set yet in this tournament.
  • Superb defence takes France close to another World Cup title

    Superb defence takes France close to another World Cup title

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    Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art. Samuel Umtiti was the unlikely hero, in a showdown dripping with attacking talent, as he scored the only goal that powered France into the final of the FIFA World Cup last night - exactly 20 years after they won the tournament on home soil.
  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

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    The transfer fee was not disclosed but Spanish media said Ronaldo had signed a four-year deal and had cost Juventus 105 million euros ($123.24 million). Ronaldo also scored twice in the 2017 final as Real downed Juve 4-1 in Cardiff. Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be reluctant to sell the winger, to say the least, but he remains the priority in the former right-back's eyes.
  • Pogba dedicates France’s World Cup semi-final win to rescued Thai footballers

    Pogba dedicates France’s World Cup semi-final win to rescued Thai footballers

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    The force said it will increase its presence in the city for England's match against Croatia on Wednesday. They were runners-up to Italy in the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany . "We always try to find comparisons, rightly or wrongly". France's all-time leading scorer will finish off his World Cup gig with Belgium in the playoff for third place in St.
  • Eden Hazard still 'dreaming' of Real Madrid

    Eden Hazard still 'dreaming' of Real Madrid

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    Hazard said that his country will find it hard to beat France if Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante "is at his best" for Les Bleus. But the task will not be easy for Guardiola and Co as Manchester City have to compete with Real Madrid and Liverpool to bring Hazard in their squad in the next season.
  • Without parents' sacrifices, there would not be World Cup stars

    Without parents' sacrifices, there would not be World Cup stars

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    Kevin De Bruyne has praised Belgium boss Roberto Martinez for instilling the belief in his team that they can win the World Cup. France defeated Uruguay 2-0 in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday while Belgium edged Brazil 2-1 in Kazan. Giroud can score - his 31 career goals are tied with Zinedine Zidane for fourth place on the Bleus' all-time scoring list - but history shows that France doesn't need its center forward to score if it wants to win its second World Cup title.
  • Riyad Mahrez completes Manchester City move

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    Mahrez handed in a transfer request but stayed at the club, scoring 12 league goals in 36 games as the Foxes finished ninth in the Premier League. The 27-year-old has signed a five-year contract will wear the No 26 shirt. Several positions remain problematic for the Reds and if they are serious about toppling current champions Manchester City next season they must ensure that the right players are added to the squad this summer.
  • Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo will join Juventus

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    Allegri has won four straight Serie A and Coppa Italia doubles in as many years since replacing Antonio Conte as Juve coach, although he has yet to get his hands on the Champions League - a trophy the Italian club last won in 1996. Ronaldo will reportedly make an annual salary of around $35 million with Juventus . The 33-year-old Portugal forward has gone on to become the club's all-time top scorer with 451 goals for Real.
  • Buffon: I want to prove that I'm still a great goalkeeper

    Buffon: I want to prove that I'm still a great goalkeeper

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    Speaking in Italian after a brief introduction in French, the 40-year-old said that his arrival on a free transfer is not only geared towards continental glory. New manager Thomas Tuchel now has the likes of Buffon, as well as Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar at his disposal in Paris , and Buffon was philosophical about the Brazilian superstar's recent World Cup exit at the hands of semifinalists Belgium.
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails new talent Naby Keita and Fabinho

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails new talent Naby Keita and Fabinho

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    Talk of a concussion for Karius puzzled Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who revealed that when he was concussed by Alexis Sanchez, he couldn't see the ball, and questioned how Karius was able to make two good saves while concussed. There are question marks about the Belgian from a fan point of view - before he was farmed out on loan to Wolfsburg, Origi demonstrated that he could be frustrating in the final third, sometimes lacking consistency over his end product.
  • NBA Insider David Aldridge Has Major Update On Lakers-Kawhi Leonard Trade

    NBA Insider David Aldridge Has Major Update On Lakers-Kawhi Leonard Trade

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    A Kawhi Leonard trade could be next. It's been almost a month since it was reported that Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio , and yet the 2014 Finals MVP is still wearing a Spurs uniform. He will consider Philly. As the Kawhi Leonard trade rumblings continue to unfold, the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps surmises that the Toronto Raptors have "generated buzz" as a potential landing spot for the San Antonio Spurs' beleaguered star.