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Vegas opens Brazil, France as 2022 World Cup favorites

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Didier Deschamps' men outclassed their European counterparts after Mario Mandzukic's own goal and efforts from Antoine Griezmann , Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe bagged an all-important victory at this year's global tournament final. At the interval, Ian Wright was in the minority in the ITV studio as he said he felt it was a penalty. "But what the players did today is just as lovely and just as strong". Read More »

How To Watch Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live Stream

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During the fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015, Pacquiao's camp claimed that the lawmaker tore his rotator cuff, which prevented him from throwing jabs against the undefeated boxer. He swiftly followed up with a barrage of powerful swinging punches that forced the referee to step in after 2min 38sec of round nine. Knock-out specialist Matthysse has finished 36 of his 39 wins inside the distance and took the vacant WBA belt after an eighth-round stoppage of Thailand's Teerachai Sithmorseng in ... Read More »

England Coach Gareth Southgate Says World Cup Was Wonderful Adventure

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He added: "I thought Stones was absolutely outstanding and (goalkeeper Jordan) Pickford has had a wonderful tournament". With his team 2-0 ahead against Nigeria, Kalinic was called upon by coach Zlatko Dalic to come on as a substitute in their first Group "D" match at Kaliningrad on June 16 and instead said he had a had a back problem, prompting Dalic to introduce Schalke FC forward Marko Pjaca for Mario Mandzukic instead. Read More »

Liverpool star Dejan Lovren demands respect from critics following World Cup heroics

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Croatia seemed on the ropes when Kieran Trippier gave England an early lead, but they hit back in the second half through Ivan Perisic before grabbing a victor in extra-time through Mario Mandzukic. People are crying in our country. He continued: "This is something we'll never forget". We beat our record from 20 years ago. And it Is a special history when you look back and see that three times in the knock out stages we have played 120 minutes and yet we still had fresher legs than that ... Read More »

Anderson stuns Federer from match point down to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

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After saving a match point in the third set, he rallied to win, 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11, and record what felt like the biggest victory of his long career - quite a statement for a man who reached the US Open final past year. Federer refused to blame the defeat on the fact he was playing on the unfamiliar surroundings of Court One for the first time in three years. Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final and 32nd at the majors after a stormy Centre Court clash against ... Read More »

Top 5 matches between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

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I mean, just playing like that, in those sort of conditions.it's really tough on both of us. John Isner and Kevin Anderson simply refused to lose. But only one of these men can move through to take on Anderson on Sunday, and they will resume on Saturday, when ticket holders for the women's final will get an unexpected treat. Read More »

Word Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate admits loss will haunt him forever

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England's players had been criticized for their recent tournament showings after a group stage exit in the last World Cup and being knocked out of Euro 2016 by tiny Iceland. "He still sprints in the 115th minute, he tracks back, he leads the team, he is the man of the tournament", added the coach. I don't think anyone could have given any more. Read More »

Antonio Conte’s brother drops potential reveal over Chelsea manager’s future

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Sarri has held talks with Chelsea , but remains contracted to Napoli , who have replaced him with Carlo Ancelotti . However, Conte's apparent dismissal drew a response from Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas , who liked a tweet a Chelsea fan posted about Conte having been sacked although the Spanish 2010 World Cup victor subsequently claimed he had liked it by accident. Read More »

Story of the match as India seal IT20 series win over England

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Rohit Sharma was the star of the show in Bristol as he hit an unbeaten century off just 56 balls , including five sixes and 11 fours. Jordan also took a terrific return catch off his own bowling to dismiss Virat Kohli , while Jake Ball also hauled in an impressive grab low to his left at short fine-leg to dismiss Dhawan early on. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe revels in England's World Cup misery on Instagram

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But Ivan Perisic equalised in the second half, and Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the extra time, to book them a date with France in the final . They will take on favourites France at 1am Monday morning Australian eastern time, while Belgium play England at midnight on Saturday night in the third placed playoff. Read More »

Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

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The Manchester United midfielder was part of the France squad that lost 1-0 in extra time to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final , and Pogba hopes they can now go one better on Sunday. Les Bleus have advanced to the final of the tournament in Russian Federation with victories over Australia, Peru, Argentina, Belgium , Uruguay as well as a draw with Denmark. Read More »

Henry's World Cup experience the 'missing piece' for Belgium

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St. Petersburg (Russia): Although the Tour de France cycle race would normally be the focus of French and Belgian sports fans at this time of year, it's a fair bet that Tuesday's World Cup semi-final here will beat the viewing figures of the annual cycle race in the two nations in question. Read More »

NOLA Family Says Goodbye to Son with a Unique Sony Spin

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She said her son was a big fan of Irving. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics . Matthew's mother Temeka says her son was a bit of a homebody, who only recently started to venture out to walk the dog she'd recently gotten him. Read More »

Southgate hopes England avoid semi-final stage fright

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Southgate's plan has worked so far, so much so that an influx of England fans is anticipated in Moscow on Wednesday - many of them have bought into "Waistcoat Wednesday" in tribute to Southgate's World Cup outfit. The Three Lions are also the second-highest scorers at the World Cup with 11 goals. That's obviously why they are in the semi-final of a World Cup . Read More »

Hamilton appears to retract Ferrari accusation

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As Arrivabene raged at Mercedes' ungentlemanly behaviour and post-race suggestions of deliberate underhand tactics, Hamilton said Sunday's collision was "a racing incident and nothing more". "It's been a lovely battle, a battle that I think the audience appreciated, there will be other battles where most likely Mercedes will win and this is a lesson for us to stay classy, a thing that they haven't done today". Read More »

World Cup 2018 Quarter Final preview

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It's the big battle of the B's as Brazil and Belgium clash at 8pm in what should have been the final had it not been for the unfortunate draw. Suarez , however, rejected the gesture as hollow given Griezmann's role in ending his nation's tournament. Read More »

Former champion Venus crashes out of Wimbledon in third round

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The 36-year-old is bidding for a ninth title at the All England Club and maintained his fine progress through the opening week with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win despite the best efforts of his German opponent. After the double fault in the first set, Mladenovic appeared to lose her confidence. "I am a little surprised that I won, I was a little bit lucky today". Read More »

Formula One: Red Bull's Verstappen Wins Austrian GP As Mercedes Implodes

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I just had to drive around the issue. He added: "It's quite hard without knowing the intricacies of other teams, but the one thing you have to do as a team is win as a team and lose as a team, and that's why we don't often - or hardly at all - talk about individuals in success or failure, because that puts an unfair amount of scrutiny and pressure on that individual". Read More »

F1 Bottas won the qualification in Austria

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The Dutchman managed the race from there on and fended off the two charging Ferraris in the closing laps to secure Red Bull's first win on home soil. Mercedes's chief strategist James Vowles came on the radio as the bearer of bad news, admitting his error as Hamilton struggled to comprehend what the team had done. Read More »

England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

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Players had already been evaluated during practice drills and their past performance taken into account, in contrast to previous tournaments, such as in 1998 when David Batty, who had never taken a penalty in a match, missed the decisive fifth kick in a round of 16 loss to Argentina. Read More »

Chris Paul To Sign $160 Million Deal With Rockets

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Ariza was 0 for 12 from the field in Houston's Game 7 loss to Golden State in the Western Conference finals, missing all nine of his 3-point tries. Paul never considered leaving the Rockets in free agency, league sources said. The Rockets also ended Paul's pursuit of a conference finals appearance. Chris Paul led the National Basketball Association in Real Plus-Minus last season. Read More »

Playing 'favorites' Brazil a dream for Belgium: Martinez

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For those who did not manage to watch Neymar's winning performance before, there is still hope to watch another Neymar drama as Brazil will meet Belgium in the quarter-finals match on Friday. Samara: So can Brazil go all the way in this World Cup? After watching holders Germany, Spain and Argentina all exit the competition in the last week in various states of disarray, the Selecao eased into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory against Mexico on Monday. Read More »

#WC2018: Big guns primed for quarter-final battles

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Federation Internationale de Football Association had tolerated previous incidents by Maradona at games in Russia , which the 1986 World Cup winning captain was left to explain on his Facebook page. England will take on Sweden on Sunday morning in their quarter-final. If I am right, then France will play Brazil in the semi-finals and England will play Croatia, which would not be too shabby a line-up. Read More »

Want a replica LeBron James Lakers jersey? That'll be $75

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Clearly there is no rush for him to take the Lakers, one of the NBA's most storied franchises, from a low ebb to a title. Cleveland was unceremoniously swept by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals. With James, the Lakers are now instantly a contender in the Western Conference, as they are getting the best player in the league. In the meantime, after conducting a youth movement over the past few years, Los Angeles is following up the addition of the 33-year-old James by ... Read More »

Julius Randle an unrestricted free agent after Lakers renounce his rights

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According to Ramona Shelburne, Randle asked the Lakers to renounce his rights upon the Rondo signing once it became clear he would have a diminished role. Rajon Rondo is teaming up with LeBron James . Randle is more of a ball-handler and off-the-dribble threat. Rondo is going to Lakers training camp and has plans to compete for the starting job, according to Yahoo Sports. Read More »

Japan loses to Belgium but wins hearts after cleaning up stadium

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This is perhaps Belgium's best chance of going deep into a World Cup , with numerous pre-tournament favourites either out or playing in unconvincing fashion in their games so far. "When we went 2-0 down (against Japan) there was the psychological feeling of "ok, we have nothing to lose", which freed us up. We will see at the end what happens", he told reporters on Sunday. Read More »

Fabian Delph given permission to leave England World Cup squad

The winners of Sweden vs. Switzerland await either England or Colombia in the quarter-final. We know all about his qualities. Speaking to Britain's Sunday newspapers he said, "Maybe if I'd played against Belgium and didn't score, I'd be thinking, "I didn't score in the last game". Read More »

Quickens Loans National: Francesco Molinari dominates in first PGA Tour win

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The former world No 1 mixed six birdies with four bogeys during an up-and-down day at TPC Potomac, with a two-under 68 seeing slip six strokes back from 54-hole joint-leaders Abraham Ancer and Francesco Molinari . "Last year I think I missed the Tour Championship by one shot, so that's the mission this year, and this is a good step forward". This week Woods added a TaylorMade putter to his bag, replacing the Scotty Cameron model he wielded to win 13 major championships, most recently ... Read More »

Wild brawl mars World Cup basketball qualifier in Philippines

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Maker responded by charging at Romeo and kicking at him with his left leg. One Aussie player appeared to be hit by a chair, and the fans threw debris on the court as the fight escalated. We will continue the game. A Filipino official at the arena asked those present to "show respect to our friends of Australia ". "The decisions will be communicated in the coming days", FIBA tweeted on Monday. Read More »

Jesse Lingard: Gareth Southgate's 'formation suits us perfectly' claims England star

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However, Southgate did warn that England should not get ahead of themselves as they still have to get past Colombia, who reached the last-eight of the 2014 World Cup. Especially when balls are just dropping in for you and things are going for you. "Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well", said Eriksson. Read More »