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First Royal Ascot winner for Harrington

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I didn't come the last time for my victor. She just floats on top of the ground. Stillwater Cove (25-1, 23-1), an American runner trained by 10-time Royal Ascot victor Wesley Ward, set a blistering early pace before fading to 13th in the field of 19. Read More »

Paul Pogba reveals issues with Jose Mourinho were nothing

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Pogba and Mourinho didn't always see eye-to-eye and the Portuguese tactician opted to bench the 25-year-old towards the end of the season. It's experience. "I really want to enjoy this and to forget all the criticism, all the whispers from behind". We do know that nothing is going to be easy, as you have seen in the World Cup games. Read More »

Mexico close in on last 16 with South Korea win

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Mexico were the more dominant in possession , and had slightly more the attacks but South Korea were able to channel it to star man Son Heung Min on various occasions. Sweden took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ola Toivonen finished confidently after Germany's Toni Kroos gave the ball away in midfield. Midfielder Carlos Vela (pictured) scored with a penalty for the Korean player in the hand (by the way, the meeting was judged the Serbian referee Milorad Magic, which in may was working in ... Read More »

Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

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He added 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game in leading the Rockets to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, where they fell to the eventual champion Warriors in Game 7 of the conference finals. He's been the best player on the best team all season, he led the league in scoring at over 30 a game and was fourth in assists, and perhaps most importantly, he's been the runner-up two of the last three years. Read More »

Argentina take player power to new level ahead of Nigeria clash

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Victory against the Africans, who Argentina have beaten in all four previous World Cup meetings, will secure qualification for the last 16 as long as Iceland don't shock already-qualified Croatia . Nigeria await in the third and final group fixture, and if the result doesn't go the South American team's way then they will depart the competition early. Read More »

Rory McIlroy one shot off first-round lead

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Jordan Spieth, who led after every round past year before winning the title on his first appearance at the event, was once again in lead, sharing it with Zach Johnson. A lot of golfers took advantage of the soft greens and favourable wind conditions Thursday. Casey started the day with a four-shot cushion over his closest rival American Russell Henley, but a birdie at the first hole was his only one the entire day as his swing deserted him. Read More »

England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1

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However, the biggest cheer of the day was reserved for the 78th minute when Felipe Baloy scored Panama's first ever finals goal. It's the first time England has ever scored six goals in a World Cup game. Tournament debutants Panama are eliminated along with Tunisia. John Stones found the back of the net as early as the eighth minute with a handsome header from a corner kick. Read More »

Nigeria vs Argentina: Maradona seeks meeting with Messi, others

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It is understood that several players approached Argentine FA president Claudio Tapia to ask that Sampaoli be either sacked or give them a voice in team selection. The Manchester City striker is one of several players to have declared war on beleaguered coach Jorge Sampaoli following the 1-1 draw with Iceland and the 3-0 drubbing by Croatia. Read More »

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

Argentina have had a poor start to the World Cup in Russian Federation and will be eliminated should they fail to beat the Super Eagles on Tuesday night in Saint Petersburg. According to a report in Reuters , Lionel Messi's structure will also be showcased in Bronnitsy, a city located about 50 kilometres from Moscow that is Argentina's base during the month-long Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 tournament. Read More »

Neymar hits back at critics after tears in Costa Rica match

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As he lay down on the floor, starfish-like, the referee appeared to buy the appeal. Just when the histrionics appeared to have failed the talismanic striker, Brazil made a breakthrough, with Philippe Coutinho providing the victor. "I thought I was going to have a heart attack, but we took care of the game in the Brazilian way". Hallgrimsson's men continued their remarkable fairytale exploits among worldwide football's elite in their opening match at the 2018 World Cup , holding Lionel ... Read More »

Switzerland unchanged for Serbia match

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As with Xhaka , Shaqiri celebrated the goal by making the double eagle celebration, a nod to their Albanian origins, something which would incense the Serbs. Serbian football officials complained to FIFA, soccer's governing body, about the gestures, but appeared far angrier about the failure of German referee Felix Brych to use a video review when two Swiss defenders manhandled Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in the second half. Read More »

Morocco coach: We want to beat Spain in final match

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Now if that doesn't assure you of the quality of football that is on display in Russian Federation, we don't know what will. The victor of Russian Federation and Uruguay's Monday night match takes the group . Mourinho has made predictions for each of the groups - as well as for the knockout stages of the tournament. Brazil would be safely through with a win or a draw against Serbia and will top the group unless Switzerland better their result , or match it with a better ... Read More »

Clinical Federer sails into Halle Open final

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Victory in Halle would give Federer his 99th career title. The opening set needed to be decided via a tie-breaker which Federer dominated 7-1. After Dubai 2011, those are the only ATP 500 finals that Roger had lost and he will be the favorite against Borna to improve his score in the finals of this level to 21-6 and move away from Rafael Nadal who stands on 20 titles from 26 finals. Read More »

Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

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Goal takes a look at when the next Mexico national team matches take place and what time you should tune in. It was Hernandez's 50th goal for his country and his fourth strike at a World Cup , taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico's leading scorer in soccer's global showpiece tournament. Read More »

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri escape ban over Swiss celebration

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FIFA's disciplinary panel had the power to impose two-match bans if the actions of the players in their 2-1 win last Friday were judged to have provoked the general public . "We have a very important group game in Nizhny [Novgorod] on Wednesday and we want to do everything we can to make the game against Costa Rica successful". Read More »

Furious Maradona wants meeting with Argentina squad

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However, Argentina must still beat Nigeria in their final Group D game on Tuesday to stand a chance of reaching the last 16 and keep alive, five-times world player-of-the-year, Lionel Messi's , dream of winning a World Cup . Petersburg on Monday that he would not breach the confidentiality of his squad. " He wants to show the world a different image to the one we've shown in the first two games ". Read More »

Egypt keeper El Hadary to become World Cup's oldest player

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Salman Al Faraj's penalty goal for Saudi Arabia , scored after 50 minutes and 36 seconds, was the latest goal scored in the first half of a World Cup game since 1966. El-Hadary's appearance at the World Cup is a silver-lining for Egypt's performance. Saudi Arabia continued to push through Salem Al Dawsari, who completed a run from his own half to the edge of the Egypt box before uncorking a right-footed blast that flew over Al Hadary's crossbar. Read More »

Garbine Muguruza loses in second round at Birmingham Classic

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Earlier, defending champion Petra Kvitova beat Daria Gavrilova 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. She generated more drive and momentum in the second set, during which she led 4-2, only to lose the advantage again when she made a decision to be bold and was unable to make her net attacks count. Read More »

Mavericks acquire Luka Doncic from Hawks for Trae Young, pick

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Young was a dynamic scorer in his only season at Oklahoma as one of the country's best point guards. "This deal that we were able to get done, got done during the first pick", coach Rick Carlisle said. 1. "From a skill perspective he's very polished, he's very refined for a kid that's 19". That being said, he's been playing competitive basketball for almost a year-straight and could be a bit worn out at the moment. Read More »

Thigh injury prevents England's Alli from training

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The midfielder picked up the injury before half-time during England's opener but played on until the 80th minute, when he was replaced by Chelsea man Ruben Loftus-Cheek. "Hopefully I am OK", Alli said after the game. "I think for Raheem, I was really pleased with the performance he gave". The FA have so far declined to comment on the leaked note. Read More »

Rampant Mexico see off South Korea to close on last 16

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Another from Hazard after the break and a close-range finish - after missing a hatful of other chances - from Michy Batshuayi gave Belgium the joint-highest score in a game at this tournament, before Wahbi Khazri netted a consolation goal in injury time. Read More »

Johnson holds outright lead at halfway point of US Open

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In such a whirlwind of travel, Koepka admitted to the media on Thursday that he wasn't even sure where he left his trophy. Daniel Berger managed to hit a sweet spot that was even smaller than the target area on one of Shinnecock Hills' glassy greens: He played well enough to make the cut at the U.S. Read More »

Lakers draft Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

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Head coach Luke Walton said Wagner's personality electrified the room. "When you build a team, you have to have pillars that you build on", Pelinka said. Fresh off a season that saw his Lakers shoot the league's second-worst 3-point percentage, the President of Basketball Operations set his focus on bolstering the team's perimeter attack. Read More »

Japan upsets Colombia, 2-1

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Colombia played nearly the entire match with a man short after midfielder Carlos Sanchez was sent off for a handball in a dramatic opening to the match. Much of the second-half was a one-way traffic, with Japan making all the noise while Colombia were yet to come up with a real attacking move. But it was apparent within minutes, when Sanchez got the red card, that the rematch would not go so smoothly for the Colombians. Read More »

Roberto Martínez admits Romelu Lukaku suffered ligament damage in win

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The record for most goals scored at a World Cup finals is 171, which was set at the 1998 tournament in France and was matched four years ago in Brazil. Belgium scored five goals in their win over Tunisia, but Steve Nicol says their issues at the back could prove costly in the World Cup . "He did it again today and I'm happy I matched his performance". Read More »

Brazil takes on Costa Rica

A gifted right winger, the Chelsea player is able to constantly threaten from the flanks and has the innate ability to swing the ball inwards for strikers to easily pick off and score. Coutinho got the victor in the 91st minute, and Neymar got his goal later in stoppage time as the South Americans move to four points in Group F and have a little breathing room with one match to play . Read More »

Belgium dominates Tunisia in World Cup win

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Belgium were generally on cruise-control for the final half hour, with Hazard and Lukaku taken off for a rest, though the North Africans had the last word as Wahbi Khazri scored in stoppage time . With seven defeats in seven matches for Arab countries, Tunisia will hope to stop the rot. With the last touch of the half, Lukaku reimbursed their two-goal advantage with a deft chip over an advancing Ben Mustapha. Read More »

Phil Mickelson Admits He's "Embarrassed" After US Open Meltdown

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American golfer Phil Mickelson loses the plot at the US Open when he putts a moving ball. Following Saturday's incident at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson was given a two-shot penalty and took a 10 on the par-4 hole. "I'm sorry that you're taking it that way, it's certainly not meant that way". After his round Saturday - his 48th birthday - Mickelson said it was a deliberate act "to take advantage of the rules" and told his critics to "toughen up". Read More »

Brazil vs Tunisia, Mexico vs South Korea, Germany vs Sweden Match preview

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And, Germany look to stay within reach. Werner played as a lone striker against Mexico, before being replaced four minutes from time by Julian Brandt. Andersson said he was annoyed by what he saw from the German celebration. "We should not let ourselves be tempted by the situation and ignore a task, just because it's tempting to push forward", said centre-back Mats Hummels in Sochi in a thinly veiled dig. Read More »

England Coach Criticises Media For Leaking Team News

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Now the England camp is actually asking media: Are you with us or against us? He explained his views on the reporting of his possible team, starting with an acceptance that he wished he had worded Friday's comments differently. England are a bit more direct than Belgium. They hammered Tunisia 5-2 earlier today, but Liverpool ace Henderson is more concerned with what happens in the Nizhny Volgograd Stadium and how England cope with the searing heat. Read More »

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix

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Codemasters has released some new F1 2018 gameplay today, ahead of the French Grand Prix this weekend. The last time a F1 race was at Le Castellet was in 1990, when French great Alain Prost won for Ferrari . "I am very happy with the work everyone has done but that's not the whole reason we are on the front row here, so I don't feel anything too much on it". Read More »

Phoenix select Ayton first in NBA Draft, Dallas get Doncic at third

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His only sleep lately, he said, was a couple of hours on the plane ride from NY on Tuesday. "That's probably all I can say at this point regarding him, but we don't take him for granted". "I'm going to make sure this pick was the best this organisation has ever made", he boasted minutes after his long wait had ended. "He's making those passes again". Read More »

Single Goal Games For Day 7 Of World Cup

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ESPN's Sam Borden reports from Nizhny Novgorod Stadium where Lionel Messi takes centre stage against Croatia . "These days, Cristiano Ronaldo has a very different role for Portugal ", Fabregas wrote. Many fans of the Barcelona legend were stunned by his poor performances, and Argentina's slow start to this summer's World Cup , but Petit says he isn't surprised one little bit. Read More »

Tunisia made it easy for us - Hazard

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Tunisia now exit the tournament after two losses, but they can leave encouraged after scoring twice against the Belgians, with Dylan Bronn and Whahib Khaziri getting on the scoresheet. Lukaku then ran ahead and, with Ben Mustapha drawn forward, Lukaku chipped it over the goalkeeper from nine yards out. Tunisia - thrashed 2-1 by England on Monday - face Belgium , who many people think will go all the way. Read More »

Bagley, Porter headline list of forwards in draft class

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I think the teams are comfortable, but I might get a couple workouts in". If Michael Porter Jr .is still on the board when the Cavaliers draft eighth Thursday and they haven't agreed to trade the pick, they will likely select him. He missed the entire season, but was able to play a couple of games to close out the year, including a valiant 16-point, 10-rebound, 3-steal effort in the NCAA Tournament against Florida State. Read More »

Hawks-Mavs swapping Doncic and Young

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Back in April, when Huerter first declared for the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent, it was widely assumed he was just testing the waters to get feedback from NBA scouts and would return to school for his junior season. Nowitzki, of Germany, is the highest-scoring European player in National Basketball Association history. Doncic helped Real Madrid to the Spanish league title thanks to a 96-85 victory over Kirolbet Baskonia in Game 4 of the ACB playoffs. Read More »

Jay-Z Hired By Puma As President Of Basketball Operations

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Petrick also clarified Jay-Z's title during an interview with Complex . Puma has relaunched its basketball division and named Jay-Z as the president. The brand plans to modernize their original "Clyde" sneaker from 1973. In addition, his sports agency, Roc Nation Sports , has also had clients sign Puma deals and Roc Nation client Rihanna has had a line of Puma sneakers and clothing since 2014. Read More »

Neymar gives Brazil a fright after World Cup training session

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It's normal for a football player to feel some pain, especially Neymar with the number of fouls that he's suffered in the last game. He had been playing keep-away with a few other players when he started showing signs of discomfort, and at one point bent down and grabbed his ankle. Read More »

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia - Football Match Report

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Al-Owais - winning only his second cap after replacing Abdullah Al-Muaiouf in goal - completely missed a floated Carlos Sanchez corner and Suarez tapped in his 52nd worldwide goal unmarked at the back post. "That's not the best game we've seen at this World Cup", admitted Drogba . Cavani almost made it 2-0 on a solo run through the opposing defense but his attempt was blocked by Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais. Read More »

SBS takes over World Cup streaming for 48 hours

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The SingTel subsidiary which has secured the rights to broadcast/stream all Russian Federation 2018 matches has come under fire, as its digital platform Optus Yes could not handle the weekend demand for World Cup matches. Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy battles for the ball against France's Nabil Fekir in their opening World Cup match. Speaking later to reporters on a conference call, Lew said TV channel SBS would simulcast the next six World Cup matches through Wednesday morning ... Read More »

Senegal, Japan, Uruguay fans tidy up after team plays in World Cup

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One video showed hordes of fans in blue jerseys throwing trash into garbage bags . "It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture", McIntyre said. Following their 2-1 upset win over Poland on Tuesday, players from Senegal broke out an awesome choreographed dance. After Senegal's win, the team's fans were also seen collecting their trash. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri in double raid on Inter Milan

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Both men will cost Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Gianfranco Zola has already been earmarked for a role in Sarri's backroom team, at the suggestion of the club, and now the incoming boss is targeting a coach of his own. Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to sign CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin this summer, according to a report in the Express . Read More »

DeAndre Ayton already growing close to Suns players

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He went to high school there after moving from the Bahamas, and said that most of his family lives in the area now too. He has lived in Arizona since 2015. "I have a whole country on my back that I'm representing and I just want to fulfil that achievement", he said. "We had a phenomenal workout [with Deandre]..." When the seven-footer stepped to the podium after McDonough concluded his remarks, it became evident that Ayton has himself set on playing for the Suns to begin his National ... Read More »

The 46 most staggering lines from Donald Trump's Minnesota speech

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But we came this close to winning the state of Minnesota. "Democrats put illegal immigrants before they put American citizens". And he's once again threatening to cut aid money to countries for failing to do more to stop migrants from reaching the US border, or making the issue part of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Read More »

Ramos hits back at Maradona

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Messi's hat-trick in the final qualification match against Ecuador ensured his team reached Russian Federation, and his seven goals made him the team's top scorer by a distance - no other Argentina player managed more than two goals in the campaign. Read More »

Phanatic's flying hot dog hurts Phillies fan

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In between one inning during every home game at Citizens Bank Park , the Phillie Phanatic will drive around the edge of the playing field shooting hot dogs into the stands from a pneumatic gun - a hot dog cannon, if you will - mounted on an ATV. Read More »