• James Rodriguez injury: Why is Colombia star missing for Japan clash?
James Rodriguez injury: Why is Colombia star missing for Japan clash?

Referee Damir Skomina had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and immediately dismissed Sanchez, with Kagawa's Panenka penalty giving Japan the lead after six minutes. But Osako scored the second goal for Japan with a header from a corner kick. Sanchez did his best to get in the way of the ball. Four years ago Japan was beaten 4-1 by ...

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  • Roberto Carlos backs surprise Brazil player to impress
Roberto Carlos backs surprise Brazil player to impress

Tite has gained a reputation of building a team uncharacteristically compact for a South American side while bringing back goal-scoring flare with young players like Gabriel Jesus, a Manchester City striker who scored the most goals in qualifying.

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  • Bengaluru Test: India send Afghanistan packing inside two days
Bengaluru Test: India send Afghanistan packing inside two days

In the first innings, Yadav became the 22nd India bowler to take 100 test wickets . Nabi fell for a duck second time around after being promoted to number four, Yadav sending him on his way lbw following a review during a spell which saw four wickets fall for only five runs.

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  • France defeats Australia 2-1 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup
France defeats Australia 2-1 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Uruguayan official Cunha initially played on following Risdon's challenge on Griezmann before pointing to the penalty spot after consulting VAR and viewing a screen next to the dugouts. However, Paul Pogba eventually managed to snatch the late victor for France when he smashed his 10th global goal in the 80th minute to put the French side in ...

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  • Newspaper's front page joke backfires after famous World Cup upset
Newspaper's front page joke backfires after famous World Cup upset

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal after 35 minutes in Moscow as Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Youngster Julian Brandt almost saved Loew's night in the final minutes when he blasted a shot past Ochoa's right post. A German newspaper has been left reeling in the wake of Mexico's stunning...

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  • Salah declared fit to face Russian Federation
Salah declared fit to face Russian Federation

However, Salah looks set to return to action for Egypt's vital second group game, against the host nation, although previous insistence that he would play against Uruguay will plant seeds of doubt in many minds. Cuper went further by predicting on the eve of the match that Salah could emerge as one of the tournament's most prolific goalscorers. ...

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  • Suns might try to trade No. 1 pick for Kawhi Leonard
Suns might try to trade No. 1 pick for Kawhi Leonard

Considering the odd season he had this past year in which he barely saw the court for the Spurs amid his injury controversy, it wouldn't be surprising to see him dealt. Other than Sacramento and Memphis, there really only appears to be two other teams who might have an interest in moving back, and who wouldn't have to fall back too far if they ar...

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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi 'showed he's human' with miss - Sergio Aguero
Argentina's Lionel Messi 'showed he's human' with miss - Sergio Aguero

The game then looked like it was heading towards a stalemate until Iceland conceded a penalty with half an hour remaining on the clock. Messi , Argentina's talisman considered key to their chances over the next month, produced a poor penalty comfortably saved by Hannes Halldorsson as the scores remained locked at 1-1 in the Group D clash...

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  • Australia coach Bert van Marwijk: Referee 'didn't know' on penalty decision
Australia coach Bert van Marwijk: Referee 'didn't know' on penalty decision

When he scored a sensational freekick goal against Russian Federation last March - on what would have been his father's 80th birthday - Pogba lifted his French No 6 jersey to reveal a white T-shirt carrying the message: "Happy birthday Papa".

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  • Super Eagles' travelling kit to Russian Federation causes buzz on social media
Super Eagles' travelling kit to Russian Federation causes buzz on social media

But they have a tough first round pool against giants Argentina‚ a very good Iceland side and a Croatian team that has traditionally been rugged and hard to beat. "For the FIFA Football World Cup, we are proud that your national team chose our city and our training ground and I assure you that you will not regret it", Mr Nekristov said.

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  • What Tiger Woods said after Round 1 at U.S. Open
What Tiger Woods said after Round 1 at U.S. Open

Johnson holed medium-length putts for birdies, a few nervy, short putts for par and picked up a bonus when his shot from a front bunker on the par-4 eighth rattled and rolled into the cup. Entering ranked 89th on the PGA Tour in strokes-gained putting (.108), Woods missed multiple gimmees he would have sunk with one hand a decade ago, and looked ...

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  • Russian Federation v Saudi Arabia: Betting Tips
Russian Federation v Saudi Arabia: Betting Tips

Russian Federation had a penalty appeal turned down in the 35th minute, but Saudi captain Osama Hawsawi got enough on the ball when he challenged Golovin to avoid censure from VAR. Russian officers informed Mr Tatchell that he had conducted an "illegal protest" and he was put in a police auto and driven for questioning, where he was charged with vi...

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  • Federer's decision to skip Paris hurts tennis - Wilander
Federer's decision to skip Paris hurts tennis - Wilander

Yes, the fellow GOAT you voiced your opinions on returned to Grand Slam play at Roland Garros, making a solid run to the fourth round before an injury stopped her. Just as happy fishing or playing golf in Mallorca, Nadal is ruthless on the tennis court but disarmingly humble off it. I am not much anxious about the future.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo not bothered by Real Madrid future, says Manuel Fernandes
Cristiano Ronaldo not bothered by Real Madrid future, says Manuel Fernandes

The Spanish giants also feel uncomfortable with the ongoing situation with their star player, which is why the club have reached out in search of an agreement to solve all the issues between both parties. Nacho has admitted that he is relishing the prospect of potentially being tasked with stopping Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo when ...

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  • Warriors strangely roast Kevin Durant at championship parade
Warriors strangely roast Kevin Durant at championship parade

Westbrook films himself rapping along to Ice Cube's "No Vaseline", which Ice Cube penned after leaving famous rap group N.W.A, dissing the other members. "Kevin's really the free agent we have to focus on". "In lieu of a post-event rally, the Warriors and the City of Oakland have focused their planning efforts exclusively on creating an interact...

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  • Marcelo Has His Say On Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future
Marcelo Has His Say On Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future

After talking about his stint as a Real player in past tense , the five-time Ballon d'Or victor gave ambiguous answers when he was asked to clarify his post-match comments later in the day. Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho recently said that having Ronaldo in the squad gives Portugal an edge at the World Cup. Neymar met ne...

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  • Montage created of players missing open shots LeBron James created
Montage created of players missing open shots LeBron James created

We'll always have all the moments that happened in between the eventual conclusions of these seasons, both good and bad. Rather than chase records, they endured injuries and bouts of complacency. Over the four games, he averaged 34 points, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 52.7 per cent from the field. They had an uneven regular season, lo...

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  • World rejoices for Halep's title win at Roland Garros
World rejoices for Halep's title win at Roland Garros

Another player supremely loved and respected on tour, Petra Kvitova, congratulated Halep on joining the Grand Slam club. There's no one else I'd rather lose to than the No. Stephens will give it her best shot but Halep is the favorite for a reason. She then held serve and broke Stephens yet again, taking a 4-0 lead before easily winning her s...

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  • Belmont Stakes 2018 Payouts: Win, Place, Show Results For 150th Race
Belmont Stakes 2018 Payouts: Win, Place, Show Results For 150th Race

Meanwhile, it looks like Justify will have to win his first Triple Crown race on a fast track. Take American Pharoah , who won nine out of the 11 races he entered, including the Triple Crown in 2015. Vino Rosso made the most serious move to get within a length but never threatened. "In the modern day we don't get in a rush with these horses", ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer

Forget about Lionel Messi , Cristiano Ronaldo might have a talented new rival for world football fame: his own son. Now, Portuguese publication Record claims he's been angered by the treatment from the club and in particular President Florentino Perez over his current contract, "unfulfilled promises" and lack of recognition of his recent...

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  • Justify a 4-5 favorite for Belmont
Justify a 4-5 favorite for Belmont

I'm afraid it's just too much, but if I don't put him on top, I'll forever remember the year I picked against a Triple Crown victor in two of the three races. Justify jockey Mike Smith said on GCR May 22 that he didn't intend to win the Preakness by as little as he did, but the fog that covered Pimlico Race Course meant he couldn't see the fas...

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  • Missed chances push Vegas to brink of elimination in Final
Missed chances push Vegas to brink of elimination in Final

Now trailing the Washington Capitals 2-1 with the Stanley Cup on the line, head coach Gerard Gallant echoed much the same sentiment as Marchessault did three weeks ago. Wilson made it 2-0 with 3:34 left in the period when he intercepted a pass by Vegas defenceman Deryk Engelland after an offensive zone draw and worked a slick give-and-go w...

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  • Trent Alexander-Arnold debuts & Jordan Henderson starts as England beat Costa Rica
Trent Alexander-Arnold debuts & Jordan Henderson starts as England beat Costa Rica

Rashford scored with a attractive long-range shot to set England on their way to their second victory this week as they prepare for the Group G clash with Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. Navas spread himself well to deny Jamie Vardy from close range as England threatened a quickfire second, with Jack Butland , widely-expected to be back-u...

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  • Kevin Durant confirms that he plans to stay with Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant confirms that he plans to stay with Golden State Warriors

Cavaliers fans heckled Kevin Durant after the Golden State Warriors took the lead National Basketball Association finals on Wednesday night, outside the team hotel, per TMZ . "Andre helps us in every regard", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. The Cavaliers quickly established the lead in the game's opening minutes, scoring on their fi...

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  • Liverpool Reach Agreement With Lyon For Nabil Fekir
Liverpool Reach Agreement With Lyon For Nabil Fekir

The Lyon star has been heavily linked with the Reds since the end of last season, and it looked likely that any deal wouldn't be complete until after the World Cup. But Aulas has revealed that the transfer is not close and is unlikely to happen before the start of the World Cup next Thursday. "The deal is at a standstill, there is no way fo...

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  • Nadal's match with Schwartzman is postponed until 12.00PM on Thursday
Nadal's match with Schwartzman is postponed until 12.00PM on Thursday

The victor of the match will play either third seed Marin Cilic or Schwartzman's compatriot Juan Martin del Potro . Nadal only reached the third round in 2016 but his exit then came because of an injury withdrawal and he marched to a 10th French Open title in 2017 without dropping a set.

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  • Sharapova hits back at Serena
Sharapova hits back at Serena

She won't hit outright winners off that explosive Muguruza serve, but she'll have a better chance of getting the serve back in play than any previous opponent. She also greatly improved her success rate on her first serve, winning 47 percent of points in the first set before winning 85 percent in Set 2 and 68 percent in Set 3.

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  • Man Utd Officially Sign Fred For £52 Million
Man Utd Officially Sign Fred For £52 Million

Footage of Fred's performance at Old Trafford have now emerged on YouTube and they show what kind of player Mourinho has signed. United have got their man and Fred can now join up with his Brazil team-mates and focus on their World Cup campaign.

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  • LeBron James on NBA Finals Game 2 defeat: 'It sucks to lose'
LeBron James on NBA Finals Game 2 defeat: 'It sucks to lose'

They've proven they can win on someone else's floor, no matter if it's through adversity as people may call it like when they were going through the Rockets series or whatever the case may be. "And if we can do that, guys can look in the mirror and live with themselves". The Cavaliers were the most recent victims of an NBA Finals sweep, bei...

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  • Livingston, McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs
Livingston, McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs

Curry scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a 4-point play from a corner 3-pointer and the record breaker from the left side with 3:30 remaining. To put that into perspective, Curry has drilled 56 three's so far this postseason, despite sitting out the Warriors' first six playoff games (he's appeared in 13 games).

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  • Sarah Jane Smith has three-shot leads in the US Women’s Open
Sarah Jane Smith has three-shot leads in the US Women’s Open

Women's Open on Sunday at Shoal Creek. What might have been the most hard day of the 22-year-old's career ended with her winning Sunday's playoff against Hyo-Joo Kim and walking away $900,000 richer with a second major title. "I don't know why". Kim was on the green in two, while Jutanugarn pulled her second shot into a bunker, and both walked a...

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  • Andre Iguodala Might Play in the 2018 NBA Finals After All
Andre Iguodala Might Play in the 2018 NBA Finals After All

But while the Cleveland Cavaliers struggled to contain the Warriors in a lot of ways on Sunday night - Golden State scored 50 points in the paint on 71 per cent shooting - it was the performance from Curry that underlined the embarrassment of riches that the Warriors have.

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  • Fred agrees Manchester United switch
Fred agrees Manchester United switch

During his time at the Ukrainian club, Fred has won a host of titles including three Ukrainian Premier League Championships, three Ukrainian Cups and four Ukrainian Super Cups. Sky Sports report he has a £20 million release clause in his contract, which the Old Trafford club would easily be able to meet. Pep Guardiola was very impressed when ...

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  • Grigor Dimitrov loses to Fernando Verdasco in 3rd round
Grigor Dimitrov loses to Fernando Verdasco in 3rd round

Against Djokovic, his sliding across the court was almost flawless, as was his ability to disguise his angles until the last moment in what was perhaps the match of the tournament so far. Read on as we provide highlights and reaction from a whirlwind day of quarter-final action at Roland-Garros. The last Italian man to take part in a major semi-f...

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  • LeBron James’ expression is now an epic meme to describe frustrating situations
LeBron James’ expression is now an epic meme to describe frustrating situations

Stephen Curry scored 16 of his game-high 33 points in a dominant fourth quarter, with eight assists and seven rebounds. I know, the Cavs came back from deficits of 0-2 and 1-3 to win the 2016 National Basketball Association title on this same Oracle Arena floor.

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  • Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz summoned in IPL betting scam
Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz summoned in IPL betting scam

Thane Police has sent a summon to Bollywood Actor and Producer Arbaaz Khan for the involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting case . It appears that there is an ongoing investigation regarding an IPL betting case in relation to the bookie Sonu Jalan, who was arrested on betting charges, as reported by Indian Express .

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  • Knights outworked by Capitals in Game 2, take rare home loss
Knights outworked by Capitals in Game 2, take rare home loss

The Danish forward failed to hit an open net on a rushed play for a potential tying goal late in Game 1. Former Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig said it was the greatest save he'd ever seen. The others were Game 2 of the 1936 quarterfinals (Chicago 5, NY Americans 4) and Game 2 of the 1992 Smythe Division semifinals (Los Angeles 8, Edmonton 5).

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  • Slavisa Jokanovic in prime position to enhance Fulham’s playing options
Slavisa Jokanovic in prime position to enhance Fulham’s playing options

This fearless, rip-roaring Fulham team, along with the champions Wolverhampton Wanderers, will reinvigorate a Premier League that has grown a little exhausted and musty. Fulham , whose style of play under Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic earned plaudits this season, were the first to settle and scored from the game's first piece of quality...

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  • Browns safety's Cavaliers tweet could cost him millions
Browns safety's Cavaliers tweet could cost him millions

If Cleveland wins the finals , Randall will buy a jersey for those who retweets his tweet. One fan tweeted that there's "zero chance" Randall delivers on his wager, but he was quick to respond, "100% chance". Given that Randall is set to earn just under $1.1 million next year, we sense a lot of Cavs fans are going to be disappointed when he ca...

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  • Serena Williams speaks out on deeper meaning behind French Open outfit
Serena Williams speaks out on deeper meaning behind French Open outfit

In addition to showing off her insanely fit physique, the full-length black bodysuit is created to help protect against blood cots and serve up (no pun intended) serious superhero vibes. Pliskova had an early break in the second game of the second set to take a 2-0 lead but Williams broke straight back. She won match point after Pliskova hit the to...

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