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Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup

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It was the first time since 1982 Germany failed to win their opening game at a World Cup . Mexico fans have long shouted an insult that gay rights groups argue is homophobic at keepers taking goal kicks. Low went on to blame a poor first-half performance. "But as far as the meaning of it, I don't think it's anything to do with homosexuals, I think it is more whether, you know, you are going to chicken out as they say in the US or are you going to face the world and be courageous and ... Read More »

Arsenal manager Unai Emery "excited" by arrival of goalkeeper Bernd Leno

The Gunners have needed a new goalkeeper for a number of years and they have signed one who has been highly rated in Germany for many years. "My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player". How did you feel when you first heard of the club's interest? Hector Bellerin has been named as one of Unai Emery's five "untouchable" players at the Emirates, as the new Arsenal manager prepares to trim the deadwood from his squad. Read More »

James Rodriguez makes belated start for Colombia

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After Slovenian referee Damir Skomina had sent Carlos Sanchez packing, amid intense Colombian protests, Kagawa stepped to the spot and calmly slotted the ball down the center as Ospina anticipated to his right. They could still go through in a very evenly-matched group, but it's already hard to see them replicating their feel-good run in Brazil four years ago. Read More »

Blakely's NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Will health issues mix up the board?

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This injury doesn't appear to be serious in nature but it's yet another sign of Porter's inability to stay healthy. Find his latest mock draft here. Questions about his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri and pre-draft interviews of Porter conducted by National Basketball Association teams attending the combine contributed to the concern . Read More »

Ball changed! Sri Lanka refuses to field in protest

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The tourists eventually chose to play following lengthy discussions between match referee Javagal Srinath and Sri Lanka's coaching staff. "The team on the third day of the match protested a decision taken by the umpires citing 'changing the condition of the ball". Read More »

Ronaldo fans fuel Messi rivalry over penalty miss

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Messi sent the resulting penalty to the right hand side of Hannes Halldorsson but the keeper guessed correctly and parried the ball to safety. "I think we deserved the victory". Of course, Maradona does have playing experience in one of the 2026 host cities: he won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina in Mexico, so he speaks from a position of actual experience that most can not dispute. Read More »

Afghanistan ready for maiden test against top-ranked India

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We will get to learn a lot from India . Regular captain Kohli was anyhow going to miss the match as he had lined up a stint in county cricket to prepare for the England Test series. Bludgeoned by twin tons from Shikhar Dhawan (107, 96b, 19×4, 3×6) and Murali Vijay (105, 153b, 15×4, 1×6) early on, the Afghan bowlers hit back to claim five wickets in the last session on a rain-interrupted day to leave the hosts a tad uncomfortable at 347 for six. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard wants out from San Antonio Spurs

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The Thunder lost Kevin Durant, the second best player in the National Basketball Association and one of the greatest scores the league has ever seen, for literally nothing. 10, 2016. Leonard is under contract for about $20.1 million next season and has a player's option for $21.3 million the following season. This would give the Spurs a young core to build around and it would give the Celtics a scary good lineup of Irving, Leonard, Hayward, Taytum, and Horford. Read More »

Spieth, McIlroy among big names to miss US Open cut

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Henrik Stenson is two shots back. "It was just a moment of madness but nothing disrespectful", said Johnson . "Every putt looked like it was going to go in". With the two-stroke penalty Mickelson took a sextuple bogey 10. He also got a break on the fifth hole. Rory McIlroy shot an even round to remain at 10 over par on Friday to miss the cut. Read More »

Robbie Williams won't Party Like A Russian at World Cup

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The performance will take place half an hour before Russian Federation face Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening match . However, Williams couldn't resist a naughty gesture as the TV cameras zoomed in for a close-up, showing the world his middle finger . Read More »

Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week

Some reports had pointed to Lemar's arrival as a key factor in whether Griezmann would return to the club or leave for Barcelona this summer. Despite Antoine Griezmann appearing ready to make an announcement on his future on Tuesday, the Atletico Madrid striker has claimed it wasn't the right time to do so. Read More »

North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup

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The law enforcement cooperation around the World Cup comes during a period of tense diplomatic relationships between Russian Federation and the West. As is the norm, the hosts will play the opener and just 30 minutes before Russia's Group A clash with Saudi Arabia , Williams and Co. will enthral the thousands in attendance and millions watching worldwide with their virtuoso performances. Read More »

How Guardiola Reacted To Yaya Toure’s Discrimination Accusations

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We were together for two years and now this is when he says it. He said, "He knows that I'm not racist". Eto'o and Ibrahimovic were traditional strikers who came alive in the box but didn't contribute much to the team build up, something Guardiola considers an important attribute from his forwards. Read More »

Central Pa. law firm representing Triple Crown-winning horse

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It marks the third time since 2014 that a horse and jockey has a chance to win the Triple Crown, though American Pharoah in 2015 was the last team to accomplish the feat. When Justify ran the first quarter-mile in:23.37, Gronkowski was 14 3/4 lengths behind the leader and eight lengths behind Free Drop Billy , who raced ninth in the 10-horse field. Read More »

I never told him it was okay - Salah responds to Ramos

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Ramos came in for criticism following Real Madrid's 3-1 win in Kiev last month as he was involved in a challenge with Reds talisman Salah that left the Egypt worldwide in tears as he departed with an injured shoulder. Their final Group A match will be against Saudi Arabia on 25 June. Ramos also said that Salah had told him he was "okay" in a text exchange shortly after the final, but the Premier League's Golden Boot victor for 2017-18 has denied these claims. Read More »

Rashford's screamer in England win over Costa Rica

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Just 11 days before their Group G opener against Tunisia , Thursday's sold-out Elland Road friendly was the last chance for the Three Lions to fine-tune before departing for Russian Federation. Expectations might be relatively low back home, but there are reasons England have been tipped as dark horses by fans around the globe. And Rashford admitted afterwards that this was his best game in an England shirt. Read More »

3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

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No one would argue that. In its third year, the promotion issues one free taco, while supplies last, during a window of time provided a road team wins any of the first three NBA Finals games. If he can, Cleveland's task of getting back into this series just got significantly harder - and it was already a tough task to begin with. He didn't think his shot was the biggest of the game. Read More »

Arsenal to snub deal for Fellaini

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Messi forged a strong and successful partnership with Neymar at Barcelona and the Argentine is keeping close tabs on developments. "He is an exceptional player and if he was to come back to us it would be fantastic but it looks hard". ABC recently reported that Griezmann was ready to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano despite Barcelona's interest (h/t Jorge Garcia of AS). 'He's a great player and we would understand each other, ' Messi said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo . Read More »

Trump and Abe express optimism ahead of North Korea summit

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Still, Trump tried to tamp down expectations. "But he's also going into the summit with his eyes wide open", Pompeo said at a White House briefing after the Trump-Abe news conference. If you're not going to be able to walk away - we didn't walk away from the disgusting Iran deal that was signed, and if you look at what's happened, since I signed that deal, Iran and in all fairness, I say it with great respect for the people of Iran, but Iran is acting a lot differently. Read More »

Liverpool Reach £52.8m Agreement for Nabil Fekir

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The France worldwide had not been expected to finalise a switch to Merseyside before the end of this summer's World Cup . And Liverpool's signing of the striker, who will undergo a medical this Friday in Liverpool before the move is officially announced, could be absolutely key to the summer transfer market . Read More »

US Women's Open: Ariya Jutanugarn leads by four shots after three rounds

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It is golf's cruellest facet that marquee tournaments are often defined by a player who did not win rather than the one who did. "I think I'm going to sleep pretty well because I didn't sleep much last night and I'm so exhausted right now", said Ariya, who started the third round three strokes adrift of Australian Smith. Read More »

Super Eagles Jersey sells out in three minutes

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There have been long queues at shops in London for the shirt which is inspired from the Nigeria strip worn at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. Nigeria's "Naija" kit has been a pop culture phenomenon since Nike released the design in February and began accepting preorders. They also claimed there are now no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces all the more valuable. Read More »

Details of Fred's Manchester United deal revealed

Gabriel Jesus jokes that fellow countryman Fred will always have his support, even if he is linked with a move to rival Manchester United . Manchester United have announced their first signing of the summer off season - Brazil global Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos, better known as Fred . Read More »

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before playing Maria Sharapova

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Williams had worked hard to get back in shape and was making her Grand Slam comeback at the French Open following the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia last September. She told reporters , "I thought it was a flawless opportunity to see how I was going". It also was an opportunity to test things out to see if there was a way she could manage the injury, in anticipation of the singles Monday. Read More »

How to watch French Open 2018 clash online

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Marin Cilic has moved into the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the 20th time, eliminating Steve Johnson of the U.S. 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 at the French Open . There was, however, one upset in the women's event today as 25th seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4). Read More »

Novak Djokovic beaten by Marco Cecchinato in French Open quarter-finals

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The Italian, who has one career title to Djokovic's 68, had never won a match at the majors before this year's French Open . Elsewhere Alexander Zverev fought a five-set thriller against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur on the Philippe Chatrier court, winning 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 5-7 in a match that lasted three hours and 54 minutes. Read More »

LeBron James' eye remains bloodshot in Game 2 of 2018 NBA Finals

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Stephen Curry got it going early and finished with 29 points and nine assists, Klay Thompson shook off a leg injury and finished with 24 points while Draymond Green racked up 13 points with 11 rebounds, nine assists and five steals. The Warriors have held steady as a double-digit favorite for Sunday night's game against Cleveland . The Golden State Warriors aren't the dominant team they were last season. Read More »

Holtby, Capitals deliver resilient Game 2 performance

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Instead, 8 million viewers watched some part of Game 1 between Vegas and Washington in Canada, which represented a 4% increase from last year's Game 1 between Pittsburgh and Nashville. "They evened it up from the last game". "He was probably the difference in the hockey game". But the heat didn't fry the spirits of the fans who filled the plaza next to T-Mobile Arena to capacity before the puck dropped, continuing this gambling mecca's fanatical support of its first major pro sports team. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid

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For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted Zidane's decision took him by surprise when he was informed on Wednesday, leaving him with the unenviable task of replacing a hugely successful coach. Read More »

Keith Ellison Boycotting NFL Over 'Cowardly & Idiotic' Anthem Policy

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The league announced last week that players who kneel during the anthem on the field would be fined, but they can stay in the locker room if they want to protest. Kaepernick was released in 2016, Reid's last season was 2017. The quarterback has said he was protesting social injustice issues. The specificity of state laws about political speech, as well as legal loopholes created because some stadiums are publicly owned or financed, could further add wrinkles to the picture. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid after third Champions League title

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During his reign, the former Real midfielder won three Champions League trophy, 1 La Liga trophy, 1 Spanish Super Cup title, 1 Club World Cup title and 1 UEFA Super Cup title. Zidane has been in the job 28 months and has already delivered three Champions League titles, the joint-most of any manager in the competition's history. Read More »

Argentina coach complains about Israel trip before World Cup

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Dybala, 24, is widely considered as one of the most talented attackers in Europe at the moment but his involvement in the Argentina national team was in doubt due to the alleged incompatibility with captain Lionel Messi . Speaking on radio, the Nigeria worldwide and German Bundesliga Mainz 05 player said the World Cup is a big stage where racism should not be tolerated. Read More »

Gallery: The best photos from Daniel Ricciardo's Monaco celebration

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All smiles from the Australian though! "Let's finish this job tomorrow. I'm pumped, it's been a good few days". Vettel had no response for Ricciardo's time despite improving on his second attempt in Q3 to move ahead of championship leader Hamilton , who did not improve on his second flying lap. Read More »

Golden Knights edge Capitals in wild Stanley Cup final opener

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They're deep - they've scored an average of 3.47 goals per game and allowed 2.47- and they can be physical, potentially an asset. Alexander Ovechkin, captain of the Capitals , will try to play spoiler to the Golden Knights' wonderful playoff run as he heads into his first Stanley Cup final since joining the league in 2005-06. Read More »