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Gareth Southgate dismisses claim Harry Kane played with injury against Croatia

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Along with the 1966 squad who won the World Cup , and the 1990 vintage who reached the last four, the 1996 side is one of the most beloved England teams of the modern era. We felt we were good enough but have fallen just a bit short". "Even out there the fans singing after a defeat, it's a proud feeling". "It all comes from the manager". Read More »

Wales appoint Pivac as coach to succeed Gatland

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Gatland steps down after the 2019 World Cup and fellow New Zealander Pivac has always been touted as his successor. "I will be doing my best to protect the legacy which Warren Gatland, with the help of those players, will inevitably leave behind". Read More »

Rudy Gobert reacts to France reaching the FIFA World Cup finals

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When Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti rose highest to head in Antoine Griezmann's corner in the 51st minute for France against Belgium in the first semi-final match of the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday at Saint Petersburg, he set off wild celebrations among French fans both on the stands and at his team's technical bench. Read More »

India vs England 1st ODI

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The possibility of a change at the top though is not the only matter of interest in upcoming matches since seven of the 10 teams playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be on view during this period until August 12. Buttler, whose dream run has continued since the start of the IPL , will like to continue his rich vein of form. Root is required to tackle the two spinners India will deploy, the wrist-spinners who make these visitors far stronger than Australia with their ... Read More »

Ian Wright Risks Knuckle Sandwich In On-Air Row With Roy Keane

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On about the final, football's coming home...' England have reconnected with their supporters and found a young team they can admire while reaching a World Cup semi-final. Ever the stony-faced pragmatist, the Irishman and former United captain Keane accused ex-England striker Wright of getting caught losing focus on the immediate games of the World Cup. Read More »

Eagles Striker Joins Steven Gerard In Rangers

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Rangers have confirmed the signing of Lassana Coulibaly on a season-long loan from Angers. He told Rangers TV: "It was not easy but when my agent said Gerrard is the head coach, I said okay no problem and was happy to come in". "When they asked me if I want to join this team or not, I said yes but I thought it might not really be Gerrard!" I don't watch the league, but I know about Celtic and Rangers in Scotland . Read More »

All-Star Game Final Vote 2018

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It feels really good". As we've seen in years past, there tends to be a lot of roster shuffling that goes on between the Final Vote announcement and the All-Star Game itself due to injury issues or other reasons. Segura now has 116 hits this season, tied for the second-most in Major League Baseball . With the new All-Star appointments, there are now 28 first-time All-Stars (12 AL, 16 NL), 29 players (16 AL, 13 NL) age 27-or-younger and 24 foreign-born players (15 AL, 9 NL) on the 2018 ... Read More »

Henderson hopeful on fitness for World Cup semi-final

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Gareth Southgate's men have ripped up the script over a remarkable a month that now sees them preparing for a semi-final clash against Croatia. England are out of the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Croatia in Moscow tonight, with Mario Mandzukic striking the victor in extra time. Read More »

Dejan Lovren makes SHOCK revelation after Croatia beat England

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Over the years, other relatively small nations to have punched above their weight by reaching the final include Sweden, Hungary and the Netherlands - all of whom fell at the final hurdle. "They are a top-drawer team with fantastic players". And on the field new stars were made. I think my wife would throw me out if I spent that much. Read More »

France final special for Croatia's Perisic

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Yuri Cortez is a chief photographer for AFP Mexico and when Croatia scored their semi-final-winning goal in the 109th minute against England , he was in both the wrong place and the right place at the right time. For England , the end still felt premature. "But regardless of that, I think the football across the board has been really exciting, really entertaining, and the hosting of the tournament and the cities that have hosted it has been outstanding". Read More »

Denver Broncos: Supplemental draft prospects of interest

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There is no guarantee that any of this year's eligible players will be selected in the draft. He saw some action, mostly as a reserve, and finished the year with 15 tackles. When groups are established, a modified lottery decides the draft order for each group. This year's draft will begin at 1 p.m. ET. Essentially, both teams are getting their picks a year early. Read More »

'Nobody thought we could do it': rescue of Thai boys accomplished

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Even so, all need to be monitored in the hospital for seven days and then rest at home for another 30 days, he said. Three have slight lung infections. Authorities mulled ideas such as drilling holes into the mountain or waiting months until monsoon rains ended and they could walk out, with the rescue chief at one point dubbing the efforts to save them "Mission Impossible". Read More »

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight dies at age 39

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And I wasn't honest with a lot of people- even my mom, my brother, and my family members". Knight's death marks the second of an ex-Bruin player this week. Knight played for UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging more than 14 points per game his senior season. He never made it to the National Basketball Association but played for France and Japan after college. Read More »

Boost for England as Croatia star is ruled out

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Two players played with half a leg, but it didn't show. Only great teams can be as courageous as we were and fight back from a goal down against teams like England", Mandzukic said. "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not got over the 2016 final". The semi-final between England and Croatia took place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, the giant 80,000-capacity venue which will also host Sunday's grand final. Read More »

Wimbledon: Roger Federer shocked in 5 sets by Kevin Anderson

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It was only the fifth time in Federer's career that he lost a best-of-five match that he led, two sets to none. "I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final", Nadal explained. Federer, the No. 1 seed, had match point up 5-4 in the third set, but could not put Anderson, the No. 8 seed, away. It marks Federer's first loss before the semifinals at Wimbledon since 2013 and snaps his 34-set win streak at the All England Club . Read More »

Rafael Nadal reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals for first time since 2011

Del Potro , however, opening his shoulders with his feared forehand and blasting a victor that left Nadal gasping on the baseline - and a set down just short of three hours. Nadal, whose 17 Grand Slam titles are eclipsed by Federer's 20 and the 23 owned by Williams, did not disappoint in the late afternoon sunshine as he dissected fellow left-hander Vesely with a typically rumbustious display. Read More »

Astros send struggling Ken Giles to minors

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A day after another blowup on the mound, the Astros have sent struggling closer Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno. Hinch pulled Giles in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park after the righty closer gave up two hits without recording an out. Read More »

Tejay van Garderen misses Tour de France yellow jersey on tiebreak

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Team Sky (38:50) were second fastest to help four-time victor Froome climb the standings , with Quick-Step Floors another three seconds adrift in third. Two-time runner-up Nairo Quintana is 1:31 back after he lost time following the puncture of both his tires near the end of Stage 1. "This isn't the first time I've been a minute down or had to dig in, it's just racing, that's what we're here for", he said at the starting line. Read More »

Exhausted and battered, Croatia reaches its 1st World Cup final

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Three times we have come from behind and that is proof of our character, that we do not give up. Jason Kay, 49, also from Coventry, simply added: "See you in four years' time". The Real Madrid midfielder, touted as a Golden Ball contender, is likely playing at his last World Cup , and Dalic is delighted to see him at his best. Read More »

Jones Wins First NASCAR Race

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Kennington were the final cars on the lead lap. "How about that race boys and girls!" It was Stenhouse's first stage win of the year. "I didn't think we had a shot to win it there about halfway", Jones said. It's hard to get your track position and keep the lead and to win these races you really need to be the leader to win the stages and really kind of control the field. Read More »

Croatia, England aim to create history

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Kieran Trippier has been likened to David Beckham for his quality in dead-ball situations and he showed why, bending a free-kick over the defensive wall to give England a very early lead with his first global goal . "In the first half, give them credit they did play relatively well, in the second half bottle jobs". Ivan Perisic equalized with a volley in the 68th minute after Kieran Trippier's free kick in the fifth had given England an early lead. Read More »

England fans turned London's Hyde Park into the rowdiest beer shower

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A mural depicting Russian football coach Stanislav Cherchesov's mustachioed features has undergone a series of physical transformations in the days after the Russian national team was knocked out of the World Cup over the weekend. It's a tough one but I've got to go with my roots and support the Croatian boys. And then, not to get ahead of ourselves, but the next big question is, just how many more pints would be sold assuming England makes it into the finals against either France or ... Read More »

Roger Federer on Wimbledon defeat: ‘I feel horribly tired and just awful’

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The gentleman player, who authored a spirited turn around on Court No.1 pulled off a 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 win in 4 hours and 14 minutes. Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic headline the men's quarterfinal lineup at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the trio bid to all reach the last four at the same Grand Slam for the time since the 2012 French Open. Read More »

With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes

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Several hundred fans from Slavonski Brod watched the shootout on big screens in the grounds of Brod Fortress on a bar tab provided by hometown hero - and the team's star striker - Mario Mandzukic. With Modric and Rakitic controlling the midfield, Croatia have had more possession than their opposition in four of five games at the World Cup . Read More »

Trump, May get Croatian jerseys ahead of World Cup semis

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After a dramatic win on penalties against hosts Russia , Croatia has repeated the success of the 1998 team which reached the semi-finals in the country's first World Cup as an independent nation. "We have had events on in camp when some of those guys have been in when the road was named at St George's (Park) after Sir Alf", he said. In Mandzukic, Luka Modric , Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic, Croatia have players who are at some of Europe's top clubs. Read More »

Djokovic blasts 'whistling, coughing' Wimbledon crowd

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On the way to victory, Djokovic heard it from the London crowd that booed and heckled him , and he was not happy about it. Whether he wins on Saturday or not, it seems Wimbledon will be seeing a lot more of Kyle Edmund . "The first goal I didn't actually see, I was getting my food, we were trying to stream it and it just wasn't happening". That's what I didn't like. Read More »

Roger Federer's Wimbledon reign ended by Kevin Anderson

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Djokovic is a 12-time major champion who's been in something of a rut, due to right elbow troubles that lasted more than a year until he finally had surgery in February. The 20-time grand slam victor lost the set 6-4 as Anderson's relentless, powerful serve sent the match into a fifth and deciding set. He broke to 30 and then served out for a dramatic victory, having saved one match point in the third set. Read More »

Roger Federer loses epic stunner at Wimbledon

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Any thought of the third being an anomaly was soon put to bed by Anderson in the fourth, a scorching forehand return giving him two break points. Back to deuce. "You're never really safe". Anderson broke Federer to go up 12-11 and reached his first Wimbledon semifinal by denying Federer his 44th major semifinal. Read More »

Karius makes another error as Liverpool survive Tranmere comeback

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Karius, who made a pair of mistakes against Real Madrid in May's Champions League final, spilled a free-kick, which led to Tranmere's opener in the Reds' 3-2 win over the League Two side. "Never ask again, we will not talk about it - that would be great". I liked the second half as well because although we were not that ruthless maybe, we created a lot and played good football, came in the right spaces, last third not as good as first half but it was pretty good. Read More »

Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup

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First quarter-final win for longer. "We'll be there and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity seeing them in the World Cup". "We keep looking to break the barriers down". "You can feel the encouragement and support. It is a special feeling and a privilege". Incredible scenes have filled the town centre after the team progressed through the competition reaching the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. Read More »

Kraft, Varner share Greenbrier lead with Watson lurking

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Varner is looking for his first win on the PGA Tour and will be in the final pairing along with co-leader Kelly Kraft . The finish gave him a spot in the British Open. Kraft had a one-stroke lead entering the round, the first time he's led after 36 holes on the PGA Tour. Fellow Americans Brandt Snedeker (64) and Jason Kokrak (67) tied for third at 13 under. Read More »

Minnesota PGA Tour stop scheduled for July 4 week in 2019

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The Players Championship - often described as the unofficial fifth major - has been moved to March from its previous date in May, with the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs shortened to three events and finishing on 25 August. The World Golf Championships consistently attract the most elite and global fields of the year, with 40-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking teeing it up in the series of four annual events. Read More »

England aim to join France in World Cup final

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Should he score, he will become just the third player to score on all seven days of the week for England, after Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard. Meanwhile, if England beat Croatia on Wednesday, Gareth Southgate's side will face France in Sunday's final. Read More »

England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

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Will it be France; Belgium; England or Croatia? Pogba has started five of France's six World Cup matches so far, missing only the 0-0 draw with Denmark in the group stage. "I think Pogba today showed why he went for so much money", Ferdinand said on BBC Sport's Match of the Day. Croatia, meanwhile, is dealing with issues surrounding defender Domagoj Vida and comments he's made in videos . Read More »

Man City close in on Mahrez

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Pep Guardiola has been a long admirer of Mahrez, the former PFA Player of the Year , but failed in a late January bid, leaving the player unhappy. Algeria internationals Riyad Mahrez , Islam Slimani and Ghana's Daniel Amartey missed Leicester City's pre-season training on Monday. Read More »

Kim shatters LPGA scoring records, wins by 9 shots

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Kim shot her previous record-equaling effort of 27 under at the 2016 Founders Cup, drawing her level with her childhood hero Sorenstam. Ko had three bogeys and two birdies, all on her front nine, and played par golf after the turn to slip down the leaderboard. Read More »

'Scapegoat' Ozil should quit German team: father

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Bierhoff says he and head coach Joachim Loew should have seriously considered leaving Ozil out of the final squad for Russian Federation. "If I was in the same position then I would say thank you, this is it". "He needs to decide for himself". Bierhoff says Ozil's silence was an issue "especially as we did not present ourselves as a team - the energy that always made us strong was not there". Read More »

Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for T20 finals-- Pakistan v Australia

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Rahul led India to a win in the opening T20I of the three-match series with an unbeaten 101. In the T20I team rankings, Pakistan retained the top position with their tri-series victory while India overtook Australia to take second place after clinching their three-match series against England 2-1. Read More »

Liverpool open talks with Stoke City over Xherdan Shaqiri

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The Switzerland global, now on holiday after appearing at the World Cup, has a release clause in the region of £13.5million and the Potters are resigned to losing one of their prized assets after relegation from the Premier League . He admitted that he would like to leave following last season's relegation. Shaqiri joined Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan before going on to make 84 league appearances for the club. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to join Juventus

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Ronaldo is the only player to have won the Champions League five times and Juventus will be hoping that he brings his winning mentality to their club. It would be great if he did, because I can't imagine him at any other club. Juve also confirmed the signing of Ronaldo saying: "He's called Cristiano Ronaldo and he's now officially a Bianconero!" Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United , was also investigated. Read More »

'Mission accomplished' as Thailand and the world welcome cave rescue

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Rescue workers take out machines after 12 soccer players and their coach were rescued in Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand , July 10, 2018. Virtually every major news outlet in Australia (not to mention every major global news service) ran live updates and lead stories on the mission; Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop gave daily press conferences and US President Donald Trump, not known for his effusions of compassion, even spared a tweet for ... Read More »

How to watch the semi-finals

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Belgium have enjoyed a fantastic World Cup so far and Kevin De Bruyne has made clear that the team are ambitious and only thinking about winning the tournament in Russian Federation. The knockout stage of the World Cup is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the 16 teams who advanced from the Group stage. Only the winners advance until the semi-finals. Read More »

So easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals

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But Serena bludgeoned her way out of trouble over the final two sets to stay on course for an eighth All England Club triumph. When tennis champion Serena Williams competed Tuesday at Wimbledon, eventually defeating Italian tennis player Camila Giorgi , she had an old friend cheering her on - her ex, Drake . Read More »