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Sri Lanka delay play in West Indies Test amid ball-tampering row

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It is the second time in two years Sri Lanka have been in controversy over the condition of a ball, after Dasun Shanaka was charged for a similar offence by the ICC in November 2017. The tourists eventually made a decision to play following lengthy discussions between match referee Javagal Srinath and Sri Lanka's coaching staff. Read More »

Iran vs. Morocco in 2018 FIFA World Cup

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When Iran won-1-0, defeating Morocco-the crowd of men and women celebrated and cheered together in the stadium. The World Cup has just barely gotten underway, but it will be tough to find a more crushing defeat than the one Morocco had at the hands of Iran on Friday. Read More »

Phil Mickelson Hits Moving Ball Out of Frustration at U.S. Open

Instead of letting it continue, Mickelson jogged over and hit the ball while it was still moving. Allen reports that the USGA are satisfied with levying a two stroke penalty. "It's just one of them things that just happened". It was reminiscent of John Daly hitting a moving ball at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 1999 U.S. Open. Mickelson was having a miserable time before reaching 13. Read More »

Lionel MESSI: "We had a hard time creating chances" on Argentina draw

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Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland , as fancied France make their bow in Russian Federation targeting a repeat of their 1998 glory. The options were Messi's arch-rival from Portugal, Chrisitano Ronaldo, or Israel's Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev, who was widely blamed for the decision to "politicize" the game by moving it to Jerusalem. Read More »

Real Madrid released the name of the new head coach

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After Zinedine Zidane quit Madrid, Perez turned to various options to take on the job at the Bernabeu, with Allegri , who took over at Juventus in 2014, one of his targets. The former defender spent most of his career with Madrid, including two seasons as Zidane's teammate, before finishing his playing days with English club Bolton in 2005. Read More »

U.S. Open 2018

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Open. "Dustin was in complete control of what he was doing", said his playing partner Tiger Woods , who missed the cut in his first US Open since 2015 as he added a two-over 72 to his opening 78 for a 10-over total of 150. "So you just got to go find it and hit it again". Woods' chances were effectively eliminated after two holes. Poulter made his US Open debut at Shinnecock in 2004 missing the cut, but he shed some light on what's needed to survive US Open conditions. Read More »

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah fit to face Russian Federation

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Russian Federation and Uruguay come at the top of Group A as both garnered three points so far while Egypt and Saudi Arabia have none. Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match victor as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their World Cup opener on Friday. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba should be stripped of World Cup goal

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Jose Mourinho has claimed that Paul Pogba should not have been awarded France's second goal in their 2-1 win against Australia at the World Cup on Saturday. Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak sent his French counterpart Hugo Lloris the wrong way to give Australia hopes of forcing a draw at the Kazan Arena but Pogba grabbed the victor in the 81st minute. Read More »

Michael Porter Jr. cancels second pro day because of strained hip

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He had an MRI on his hip on Thursday, which came back clean, and will be re-evaluated by his doctors Thursday night, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports . Porter was cleared to play in March and participated in two games for Missouri , shooting 9-for-29 from the field. The Mavericks have been conducting individual workouts for the past week and have visited several players for their private pro day workouts. Read More »

Taxi crash in Moscow's Red Square injures 8 people

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Chris Irvine is Senior News Editor at Fox News . Witnesses say the driver allegedly tried to flee from the scene but was apprehended by police. A medical source cited by Interfax said none of the people hospitalized was critically injured. Read More »

England, Australia ODI series begins today

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Australia will hope Ashton Agar to provide a degree of control in the field following three straight ODI series losses and the spinner was keen they take advantage of any uncertainty among the England side following their defeat by a Scotland side who are 13th in the ODI rankings. Read More »

Russian views of their World Cup team go from shame to pride

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Before the match kicked off, the stadium was graced with a short opening ceremony with England's Robbie Williams performing alongside young Russian artist Aida Garifullina. Substitute Denis Cheryshev , who replaced the injured Alan Dzagoev, scored the second goal for the hosts in the 43rd minute to double their lead. Russian fans were less numerous than global ones, but they were rooting for their team to pull off a triumphant start to the championship. Read More »

Kyrie Irving coy on possible reunion with LeBron James

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Irving said he has yet to start running on the treadmill, but has begun to do some things on the basketball court, noting there are 15 weeks left until the start of training camp in September. It's still an interesting discussion, though, because we've already seen Irving thrive in Celtics coach Brad Stevens' system alongside players like Jayson Tatum , Jaylen Brown and Al Horford . Read More »

Dhawan, Vijay tons power India

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India´s Shikhar Dhawan and fellow centurion Murali Vijay raised 168 runs for the opening stand to vindicate the decision to bat as the hosts cruised to 280 for one after thoroughly dominating the first two sessions. Also, both Mujeeb and Rashid dismissed star players of spin like Kohli, MS Dhoni and KL Rahul in the IPL emphatically, which should give them confidence against "lesser" batsmen. Read More »

Woods, Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth all crash at US Open

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Previous year at Erin Hills, the field shattered the record for most subpar rounds at a U.S. open. However, he pulled himself together and went par-par-birdie-par-par-par-par to finish the front nine with a three-over, 38. Then I hit two bad putts on 1 and 2. "Shoot something in the 60s tomorrow, and I'll be just fine", he insisted. A triple bogey 7, and another dropped shot on the 14th sends the WGC victor back to +4, tied for 70th but just five shots off the lead. Read More »

Rashford A Concern For England

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England have "a good group" capable of winning the World Cup in Russia, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said. After flying into Saint Petersburg, Gareth Southgate's squad headed to their base camp in the seaside town of Repino, 45 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of the city, where preparations will start for the Three Lions' opening game against Tunisia on Monday. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly "Wants Out" Of San Antonio, Seeking Trade To Lakers

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If the Celtics were to pull off a trade for Leonard the Spurs would need a pretty healthy return for him. Leonard has communicated with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in recent days, sources say, but the two have yet to speak in person. However, if the Spurs are intrigued by a package centered on Lakers forward Brandon Ingram , that could swing things in the Lakers favor. Leonard's representatives have expressed his interest in playing for a big market, such as Philadelphia, Los Angeles, ... Read More »

Kiwi teenager Kerr slams 232 to break women's ODI record

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She was involved in a record second-wicket partnership with Leigh Kasperek who scored her maiden ODI hundred before being out on 113 off 105 with 10 fours. Asked if her approach had altered after she reached three figures, Kerr replied, "Not much changed too much; I just wanted to keep batting". In the first ODI on Friday, New Zealand women had scored the all-time highest score in 50-overs format's history by piling up 490/4. Read More »

Guerrero scores twice on Peru return after doping ban drama

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The 67th-ranked Saudis are the lowest-rated team at the World Cup, and play Russian Federation in the opening game on June 14 in Group A. What odds are Peru to win the World Cup? "I am very happy to come back with two goals but we have to keep our focus, nobody can take away our concentration", Guerrero told reporters. Read More »

Pogba's chip gives France the victory over Australia

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France , who are many people's pick for overall glory in Russian Federation, have unsurprisingly been installed as the hot 1/4 favourites to open up their campaign with three points. That would be bad news for regular captain Mile Jedinak , who started neither game and was absent from the pre-match news conference on Friday. Kylian Mbappe reacts to a challenge by Rami. Read More »

Trump thanks Robert Kraft for ‘excellent advice’ regarding World Cup

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I'm delighted his Majesty King Mohammed VI has taken the decision to make Morocco a bid nation for World Cup 2030. Well, this year the Video Assistant Technology (VAR) will be introduced in the World Cup . Led by Neymar , Brazil likely has the most talented roster not to mention plenty of motivation. "I don't like it", Maradona, 57, said. The Germans are +475 to become the first repeat World Cup winners since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. Read More »

Mohamed Salah Close To Tears After Uruguay's 89th Minute Winner

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With a nation sweating on his fitness, manager Hector Cuper has relieved these stresses and confirmed that Salah is "almost 100%" certain to play against Uruguay . We'll see how it goes today. Most expect Uruguay to dominate this game in all aspects, including both corners and chances created, which should see them spend much of their time in Egypt's half. Read More »

US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

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The United States will be a host nation for soccer's World Cup in 2026, and Jacksonville could be among the destinations for the world's top players to tune up before the tournament kicks off. Nashville was chosen alongside 22 other cities across the three countries to host potential games and training sites for the tournament. Canada is looking at Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton, Alberta, and Mexico is evaluating Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Read More »

Some of the world’s best miss cut at US Open

As the day wore on the course dried out and pinpoint shots were pitching within a yard of the pin, apparently coming to a standstill, only to drift this way and that, off the green and into the dwang. "It's frustrating because I'm hitting the ball well, " he said. "I'm not saying it's going to, but it could". As if we needed a reminder of how tough Shinnecock is playing, Lefty parlayed that precision off the tee into a two-day total of 6 over par . Read More »

Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener

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The opening round of Premier League fixtures is completed by Southampton's clash with Burnley at St Mary's and Watford taking on Brighton & Hove Albion at Vicarage Road. Championship-winners Wolves begin their return to the Premier League at home to Everton before matches away to Leicester and West Ham bookend the visit of Manchester City to Molineux. Read More »

Carlos Queiroz hits out at Nike for World Cup football boots issue

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Morocco's forward Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Morocco and Iran at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Friday. Sportswear giant Nike has been branded a "disgrace" with angry fans calling for a boycott of the company because of its treatment of Iran's World Cup squad. Read More »

Russian Federation defies critics to throw World Cup party

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Stat chat Cheryshev became the first substitute to score in an opening World Cup game, while team-mate Artem Dzyuba did the same, heading home Russia's third just 90 seconds after coming on in the second half. It's hard to imagine Russian Federation beating the vastly superior Uruguayans, but if they can get a draw with Egypt , whose best player, Mo Salah, is fresh off a serious shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League final, they could scramble through to the next round. Read More »

Conor McGregor: New court date set for 26 July

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McGregor was charged by the NY police with one count of felony criminal mischief and three counts of misdemeanor assault . Glass from the shattered window injured Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa , eventually leading to their UFC 223 bouts being canceled. Read More »

Arsenal target wants to leave Manchester United

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Martial has struggled to progress under Jose Mourinho , who has often favoured others over the Frenchman in his side over the past year. Anthony Martial is looking to leave Manchester United after three seasons at Old Trafford, according to the France international's agent. Read More »

Griezmann announces decision about his future

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Ultimately, the player chose to remain in the Spanish capital and to try to bring the Champions League to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The forward appeared in a short video released by Movistar , in which he says: "You'll be fed up with the comments saying if I'm going, if I'm staying , how much they give me, how much they don't give me". Read More »

Dhawan, Vijay hundreds highlight tough day for Afghanistan

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday the national cricket team was a source of pride to the war-ravaged country as it took on India in a historic first test match and he urged other cricketing nations to take on the team. India is the nursery of Afghan cricket providing since 2015 a safe sanctuary to players to practice the "gentlemen's" game in a peaceful environment sans daily bombings and terrorist attacks that their native land is today known for. Read More »

Toronto Raptors to hire Nick Nurse as head coach

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Originally hired soon after Masai Ujiri took over as team president and general manager in the summer of 2013, Nurse was put in charge of Toronto's offence, which became one of the best in the National Basketball Association through the work of Casey, Nurse and the rest of the staff. Read More »

City to begin title defence against Emery's Arsenal

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Manchester United fans have reacted positively to the announcement of the fixtures and believe their side have been handed a boost in their bid to win the Premier League this season with a comfortable looking start and end to the campaign. Read More »

De Gea coy on United future

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Whether or not the 27-year-old will still be in Manchester come the end of the season remains to be seen. " What he said at the time was in public, and that is why I think the apology should be made in public too ". "It is important to be focused and be 100%". Meanwhile, De Gea has claimed he is too focused on the World Cup to think about his future. De Gea said he is ready to counter star Real marksman Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik help Pakistan thrash Scotland in 1st T20I

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But as they showed by getting so close to Scotland's mammoth total of 376, they boast great batting depth and regularly post scores in excess of 300. "He would have been hurt, and his family too". Scotland shocked the cricketing world with a six-run victory over England in their one-day global in Edinburgh . Read More »

Super Eagles miss World Cup opening ceremony

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Super Eagles senior official Pascal Patrick confirmed the arrival of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Russian Federation to NAIJ.com stressing that the players are ready to make Nigerians proud. Nigeria in the preparation for the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World cup had lost two of their friendlies against England and Czech and drew the other match against DR Congo. Read More »

Fury marks boxing comeback with facile victory

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The much heavier and taller Fury showed he could end the fight whenever he wished but the decision was taken out of his hands by Seferi's corner. Joshua and Wilder are in talks to face each other in early 2019, while Warren plans on keeping Fury active until a world title shot happens, with his next bout scheduled to be at Belfast´s Windsor Park, Northern Ireland on August 18. Read More »

U.S., Canada and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

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The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States on Wednesday morning was selected to host the 2026 World Cup by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow . The U.S. government's ongoing investigation into corruption in global soccer rattled FIFA's old guard in its halls of power. Instead of a small executive committee making the decision, this time it was done by a vote of FIFA's over 200 member nations. Read More »

No Permission Needed: NCAA Approves New Transfer Rule

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Additionally, the proposal adds tampering with a current student-athlete at another school to the list of potential Level 2 violations, considered a significant breach of conduct. Nicholas Clark , a former football player at Coastal Carolina and a student representative on the council, said the change promotes fairness and the well-being of college athletes. Read More »

Griezmann: I’ve made up my mind

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However, at a press conference in Russian Federation on Tuesday, the 27-year-old repeatedly laughed off questions regarding a potential move before claiming he has made up his mind where he will be playing next season. "I am happy and that's the most important thing now. I think we will find out this week". Griezmann signed a one-year contract extension with Atletico last summer that runs until 2022. Read More »

Southgate's Lions are on their way to Russian Federation

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Former England manager Sam Allardyce has admitted to being "jealous" of Gareth Southgate as the national side prepare for their World Cup campaign. However, there were few locals on hand to welcome the team to their base other than a small group of excited young boys keen to catch a glimpse of some Premier League stars. Read More »