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Maturing France must stifle Lukaku and Hazard, says Varane

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England will take on Sweden in Samara at 3pm on Saturday, July 7 followed by Russian Federation vs Croatia in Sochi at 7pm. France take on Belgium in the first of the Semi Finals , in what should be an entertaining game. England's comfortable 2-0 win over Sweden set up a semi-final with Croatia next Wednesday where City's Three Lions quartet will hope to feature again. Read More »

Serena Williams back in business with hard-earned win on Wimbledon return

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Federer wore Nike shoes for the Wimbledon opener, and may continue to because Uniqlo doesn't make tennis shoes. The company issued a statement minutes after the defending champion took to the court, saying Federer would be a global brand ambassador for the firm and would wear its outfits at all tournaments this year. Read More »

Once top-10, qualifier Gulbis tops No. 4 Zverev at…

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The result was particularly surprising considering that Gulbis had just one main-draw victory on the ATP World Tour this season coming into Wimbledon , where he had to battle through qualifying and now has won his first three main-draw matches. Read More »

Simpson leads Greenbrier; Atkinson native shoots even-par 70 in PGA debut

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Kraft followed up his opening 64 with eight birdies at the par-70 Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs for a 13-under par 127 total after 36 holes. "Once you make a birdie, it's good". Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, sits two strokes back in fifth place while world number 12 Bubba Watson fired a 65 to climb the leaderboard and into a three-way tie for sixth with Joel Dahmen and India's Anirban Lahiri . Read More »

Sharma hits 100 as India edge England in T20 finale

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He brought up his half-century off just 28 balls but unlike Roy, Rohit went on to play the big innings and brought up his third T20I ton off just 56 balls to take India over the finish line with eight balls to spare in the end. India won the toss and elected to field first in the series decider match. "It was tremendous with the bat", England captain Eoin Morgan told Sky Sports. Read More »

Arsenal in talks with France U20 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi

Guendouzi has been targeted instead, and RMC Sport claim the deal is virtually done and the youngster will fly into London on Monday to undergo a medical and sign a contract. Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have all joined the Gunners as they look to begin the new era on a high and make an immediate return for the Champions League places this season. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton hit by Kimi Raikkonen at the start

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It's more than likely a "heat of the moment" statement that perhaps Ferrari had any kind of plan to disrupt his race and that there was any link between what Raikkonen did and Vettel's contact with Bottas in France two weeks ago. That was no comfort to Hamilton, who quickly worked his way through the back-runners as he posted the fastest lap times. But what made the "great win" doubly impressive was that he had nearly not taken part due to an injured neck. Read More »

ZIM Tri-Series, 2018: Final, Australia vs Pakistan - Statistical Highlights

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A brilliant Fakhar Zaman fifty, followed by a disciplined bowling performance helped Pakistan coast to a resounding victory as they beat Australia by 45-runs in their tri-nation Twenty20 worldwide series in Harare on Thursday. Their 72-run stand for the second wicket was ended by Maxwell, who had Talat clean bowled for 30. After finishing on 68* in Australia's series opener against Pakistan on 2 July, Finch smashed his own world record by hitting 172 against Zimbabwe, the highest ... Read More »

Vote for your Wimbledon men's victor as Roger Federer defends title

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De Minaur downed Italian Marco Cecchinato in four sets followed by another four-set victory over Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert to advance to face the recently crowned 11-time French Open champion . Tsitsipas became the first Greek male to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era after beating Thomas Fabbiano of Italy. She is the fourth former women's champion to get knocked out, joining Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and last year's victor Garbine Muguruza. Read More »

Austrian GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole by 0.019s

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It can be very, very cruel and we had all the cruelty go against us today and it just got us brutally". "A DNF (non finish) and the other guy winning makes it swing in the other direction, so I don't expect this to change in whatsoever way". Read More »

Eden Hazard Is A Dribbling Machine

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The Brazil Football Federation (CBF) have hit back at fans for directing racist abuse at Fernandinho and his family following the 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup . Belgium took the lead in the 13thminute after a Belgium corner from Nacer Chadli was met at the near post by Vincent Kompany with a flick, then diverted into the back of the net by Fernandinho's shoulder. Read More »

Vandoorne: "Undriveable" McLaren caused Alonso gap

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The second most successful team of all time after Ferrari is sixth in the standings after nine races and has not won a Grand Prix since 2012. He said: "I've got really good communications with everyone in the team and so I have been working with Eric in the previous year and a half". Read More »

Manchester United 'confident' of landing Chelsea's Willian

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The Brazilian struggled to nail down a regular starting spot under Antonio Conte last term and despite the Chelsea manager looking set to go, Willian is still keen to force a move away. "But I think Chelsea will be doing all they can to keep hold of him". The player's agent, Kia Joorabchian, is reportedly doing all he can to convince the Blues to negotiate a move for the 29-year-old, who has also been targeted by Manchester United . Read More »

Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash

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The Seleção plummeted out of the World Cup on Friday after falling to defeat at the hands of Belgium in the quarter final, leaving Tite to pick up the pieces as criticism over his team selection reached boiling point. "When you are in a World Cup quarterfinal facing Brazil , you don't need extra motivation". He is on the right road, but he still needs time. "Whatever any player on the other team does will not matter much", added polyglot Kompany, who answered questions in four different ... Read More »

Thai officials may soon try to rescue boys from cave

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Dozens of Royal Thai Army soldiers rested on rocks outside the cave, with two of them saying they had been told by superiors that the rescue operation would likely begin Sunday or the day after. Thai officials are stressing that they may have to act very soon - meaning within the next couple of days. "I want to say thanks for all the support and I want to apologise to the parents". Read More »

Stop pretending to be Uruguayan: Suarez to Griezmann

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At this World Cup , goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and star striker Luis Suarez both played their 100th game for their country. "He enjoys our customs and can speak the same language, but we feel differently". The Frenchman has said he's an admirer of Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani , according to media reports. "It's their game, it's the same at Atletico", said Griezmann. Read More »

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

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The teams then went back and forth in regulation, and neither could find the victor, sending the game into extra time. With players such as world-class midfielder Luka Modric and a string of top-level forwards including Mario Mandzukic, Ante Rebic, Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic, Zlatko Dalic's team scored at least two goals in each of their three group matches, including firing three past hapless Argentina. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays make several roster moves before game against Mets

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The 37-year-old right-fielder tipped his batting helmet and waved to the fans before stepping into the box. "I think I've given him too many secrets over the years, it will be interesting", Bautista said. The Mets' big inning was the fifth when they sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs, the biggest blow a two-run home run by Todd Frazier off Stroman, his 10th of the season. Read More »

Stephen & Ayesha Curry welcome third Child

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Ayesha added that the birth was earlier than expected but "we couldn't be more excited and grateful". They already have two daughters, Riley , 5, and Ryan , 2. And this has stirred heartwarming reactions from their fans on social media. "God bless your lovely family and your new born". Can't believe there's only 3ish months until there's 5 of us. Read More »

Belgium losing no sleep over Brazil, says Kompany

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This year's World Cup has seen Neymar up to his antics more than usual resulting in quite a lot of criticism from competing nations and whatnot. While one can not deny he's one of the very best players in world football, and someone who boasts supreme technical ability, it's no wonder he's so universally disliked with the way he conducts himself. Read More »

Griezmann: 'I didn't celebrate the goal out of respect'

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We have to continue working but when we focus on our style, we have a better chance of winning. "The Colombians were pretty brutal in their way of playing football and deliberately tried to provoke us and it worked". Inside 60 seconds, Pickford was already made to work harder than he was throughout the opening 45 minutes, expertly palming away Marcus Berg's powerful header. Read More »

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

Sweden's players suffered a rude awakening ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with England when the fire alarm went off at their hotel in Samara on Saturday morning, leading it to be evacuated. "I feel privileged to be in this position", he said. "I think we have worked hard at establishing a clear identity", he said. "We have to be here another week, and it's up to us now which games we play in". Read More »

Formula One: Hartley unhurt after high speed crash

While the Kiwi fortunately escaped unhurt, the extent of the damage to his auto will prevent Hartley from taking part in Saturday afternoon's qualifying. Toro Rosso has confirmed its investigation is ongoing. He walked away from the incident, and was given the all-clear to drive following checks at the medical centre. Read More »

Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to set up England semi-final

The arrival of the host nation for the final World Cup match at the Fisht Stadium meant by far the most vibrant atmosphere yet at this Black Sea beach resort. The teams then traded two scores each before Ivan Rakitic calmly scored the winning penalty. Denis Cheryshev got Russian Federation off to a brilliant start by marking his return to the starting line-up with yet another contender for goal of the tournament after his stunning efforts against Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the group stage, ... Read More »

Top seed Halep stunned by Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei

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This year I have tried to enjoy more, not just tennis but life, food, strawberries and cream, lobster. "It's a great day, it's been a great match for me", said Gulbis who before Wimbledon had won just one match on tour in 2018. 1 seed to fail to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon since Serena Williams in 2014. Hsieh had shown flashes of ingenuity, but a simple backhand into the net when she had break point to tie the set at 4-4 proved costly as Halep broke again in the ninth game to ... Read More »

Soccer team sends letters home from Thailand cave

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp urged them to "stay strong and know we are with you", in a video message sent to CNN. "Don't be anxious, I miss everyone". Risks include further monsoon rains inundating the cave network and oxygen running out. Thailand is holding its breath for the safe return of the group, with heavy rains forecast and fears mounting over the falling amount of oxygen and high level of water in the cave. Read More »

Fallen champion Muguruza unhappy with match scheduling

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The 24-year-old threw her racket against the wall as a victor caught the line for van Uytvanck to level the match. After her stunning loss Murguruza said "She played big today. A Kyrgios duel against another Australian who has courted controversy, Bernard Tomic, won't materialize after the lucky loser lost to 2014 US Open finalist Kei Nishikori in four sets. Read More »

Rafael Nadal breezes into Wimbledon second round

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Second seed Nadal is in to the third round for the eighth time where he will face Australian teenager Alex De Minaur. "There's still room to improve but after a while without playing on grass it's very important to start with a straight victory", he added. Read More »

England's Semi Final Will Be Against Croatia On Wednesday

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Croatia also needed penalty kicks to reach this stage of the tournment after it played Denmark to a 1-1 draw through extra time . The date of the last time an England's men's side played in a semi final of a World Cup. Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic made one save in the shootout, blocking Fedor Smolov's attempt. Domagoj Vida scored the second goal for Croatia in the 101st minute after receiving a nice pass from Luka Modric in which Russian Federation goalie Igor Akinfeev was ... Read More »

Former Sacramento King Tyler Honeycutt found dead after standoff with LAPD

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The victim was identified as 27-year-old Tyler Honeycutt , according to TMZ . In the National Basketball Association, he had registered 24 games with the Sacramento Kings . USA media report this was Honeycutt's residence in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Honeycutt had recently spent the 2017-2018 season playing in the EuroLeague with Khimki Moscow Region. Read More »

Italians Give Their Assessment Of England's Chances In This World Cup

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Jordan Henderson's miss didn't seem so devastating the second time around. But the South Americans levelled three minutes into stoppage-time through Yerry Mina's header and nothing could separate the teams by the end of extra-time. "We gave him the platform and the opportunity but he was always destined to get to where he is now", Liddle told Press Association Sport. "I've got that power and agility to get around the goal". Read More »

Bride Refuses To Screen World Cup Quarter Finals During Wedding

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I was at Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now. Though perhaps that's getting ahead of things somewhat; nearly certainly, as the Lightning Seeds immortalized, the team will manage despite the confidence of the country behind them to make an error in judgement or tactics and get the boot before seizing the trophy. Read More »

Celtics Rumors: Boston Hasn't Contacted Marcus Smart, PG 'Hurt and Disgusted'

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With a shortage of cap space around the league this summer, it's not a good market for restricted free agents. However, with loads of stars readying to become free agents next summer, with plenty of role players taking one-year deals this July and with the giant, four-year deals from the spending spree of 2016 still on the books, the market will be crowded then, as well. Read More »

Thailand cave rescue: Diver dies while taking in supplies

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The weather forecast for Chiang Rai, Thailand , as of July 6, 2018 . The Thai Football Association shared a letter to its Facebook page it had received from FIFA inviting the boys to the World Cup Final. He spent a few days gathering equipment and then set off to help with the rescue, by which time intrepid cave divers from around the world had arrived too, swelling the throng of soldiers, engineers , paramedics and other volunteers to up to 2,000, according to the local government. Read More »

Tony Parker Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Hornets

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The four-time National Basketball Association champion, 2007 Finals MVP and six time All-Star averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists in 55 games last season. Parker said Friday his words were taken out of context. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly awesome memories. It will be interesting to see what the next step will be for Parker in terms of on-court impact with the Hornets but the basketball world already knows that he was integral to what San Antonio was able to build over ... Read More »

Elon Musk sends team to Thailand to help in cave rescue

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Musk has proposed a potential rescue strategy using an inflatable tube routed from the cave exit to the chamber that now holds the soccer team. None of the boys can swim, according to media reports . Efforts to rescue them are hampered by narrow passageways and rising waters in the cave system. On Wednesday, Musk offered to provide powerpacks and water pumps to help with efforts to drain water around the cave saying": "Don't know if pump rate is limited by electric power or pumps are too ... Read More »

Danilo fit for Brazil, Marcelo in doubt

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Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar announced late Saturday that Danilo, the right back who plays for Manchester City could play in the round-of-16 match on Monday at Samara Stadium. It says Marcelo is "undergoing treatment and showed good improvement", but it did not give a timetable for his recovery. "Thank God it wasn't anything serious", Marcelo said on Instagram. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony Rumors: Rockets Interested Once Thunder Reach Contract Buyout

Last offseason, it nearly seemed likely that Carmelo Anthony was headed to Houston once the New York Knicks and Rockets ironed out a deal for him. In 78 games last season for the Thunder, Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points and posted a career-worst 43 percent field goal percentage. Anthony would have the option of joining a number of contenders if he becomes a free agent this offseason. Read More »

Belgium coach Martinez: Those who work with Fellaini appreciate him

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Neymar sprained his ankle and fractured his fifth metatarsal playing for Paris St Germain in February and only returned to action just ahead of the World Cup . "That is a compliment but it doesn't affect our chances against them". Ferdinand's views were quickly echoed by fellow pundit Alan Shearer, who suggested the Manchester United man was close to the ideal centre-forward performance. Read More »

Grayson Allen, Trae Young Earn Technical Fouls After Scuffle

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Both Young and Allen were selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft. With Allen on defense, the Hawks guard tried to take a long two-pointer, but got tied up with Allen in the process. Allen, a first-round draft pick by the Utah Jazz, tripped players a few times in college and it became a topic of national conversation. After the game, Allen told reporters that he and Young were hugging. Read More »

GME: Thai diver dies during cave rescue attempt

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Even with medical treatment, some of the boys are said to be showing signs of weakness and malnutrition, prompting rescue crews to pump oxygen into the chamber where they are trapped. They face numerous challenges, notably helping the team negotiate murky flood waters in a weakened mental and physical state. Right now, it is taking the Navy SEALs up to 11 hours round-trip to provide the boys with supplies such as food and medicine. Read More »

Airplane 'love story' takes off on Twitter with Dallas residents

According to the first tweet from Blair on the story, she and her boyfriend weren't assigned seats next to each other on the flight; so, they asked a fellow passenger to switch seats so they could be together. "She's very attractive, fun, bubbly, natural", Holden added. Holden, a retired professional soccer player and model, told "GMA" there may still be hope for him and the unnamed woman who sat beside him. Read More »

Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

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In total, he lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including a dominant forehand victor to claim the match win. Keys continued to struggle early in the second set as her losing streak of games continued and at 4-0 down the match appeared Rodina's for the taking. Read More »

Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance

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Novak Djokovic has equaled John McEnroe's number of matches won at Wimbledon by beating American Tennys Sandgren in straight sets. However, the world number one was reprimanded both during the warm-up and before the start of the third set for taking too long to move into position by umpire Carlos Bernardes. Read More »

Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

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But when a player of James' caliber joins a new team , there is a general understanding, even expectation that other quality players will flock to that player and try to put together a contender (often at a discounted rate). While Rondo has demonstrated that he can still contribute, especially as a passer, his defense and shooting are still severe limitations in his game. Read More »