• What Messi Did For This Reporter's Mother Is Pure Class
What Messi Did For This Reporter's Mother Is Pure Class

Clearly, there was plenty of relief at the result - both from Argentina's players and supporters. Jorge Sampaoli defiantly dismissed any uncertainty about his future with Argentina and intends to fight to keep his managerial job for as long as he can.

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  • Top of the group, or second
Top of the group, or second

Below are more details on the broadcast, which will be aired in Spanish and will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET. Had England won the game they would have faced Japan, an arguably easier tie. I said before the game that I didn't agree with making so many changes even despite the reports that Belgium were going to do so as well. The victor enters the si...

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  • Shock Germany win 'shook South Korea upside down'
Shock Germany win 'shook South Korea upside down'

Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 and would have advanced anyway, but Mexico would have been eliminated had Germany won. After a shaky start to the World Cup with a 1-0 loss to Mexico and a last minute 2-1 win over Sweden , the 2014 champions required just a win over the virtually-eliminated South Korea to progress to the round of 16.

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  • Michy Batshuayi kicks himself in the face after goal
Michy Batshuayi kicks himself in the face after goal

However, Batshuayi's celebration may have left him with a slight headache. The Borussia Dortmund man, now on loan from Chelsea attempted to kick the ball back into the net but hit the upright with the ball cannoning back into his face. One of the great moments of World Cup 2018, we think. Januzaj's goal proved the difference between the two s...

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  • Ronaldo's buy-out clause slashed to $189 million
Ronaldo's buy-out clause slashed to $189 million

The Brazilian has always been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid , but Chelsea are close to agreeing a $81.4 million fee. The 22-year-old is under contract in Madrid until 2023, and has a release clause of €700m, meaning the Champions League winners have no obvious reason to sell Asensio.

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  • Senegal exit ensures little-known Irish World Cup record stays intact
Senegal exit ensures little-known Irish World Cup record stays intact

The Belgium win capped a unusual last day of the group stages in Russian Federation after Colombia earlier qualified top of Group H , with Japan joining them in the knockout phase despite a 1-0 defeat to Poland in Volgograd. Mind, the Colombian hordes had little to cheer in the first half as Senegal controlled the pace and flow of the game...

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  • Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers
Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers

He notched his first PGA Tour victory in a three-way playoff in 2010 at TPC River Highlands and edged Casey in another playoff in 2015. Watson finished at 17-under 263. Facing exactly 71 yards to a pin tucked barely over the edge of a yawning bunker on No. 18, Watson laid the face open on his 63-degree wedge and hit a cut shot that spun and check...

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  • Watch Granit Xhaka’s Thunderbolt Goal Against Serbia
Watch Granit Xhaka’s Thunderbolt Goal Against Serbia

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates with the controversial symbol after scoring a goal against Serbia . Federation Internationale de Football Association warned and fined the two players on the Swiss team for unsporting behaviour after they celebrated their goals at a Friday game against Serbia with the hand signals.

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  • Triple-header, World Cup adds spice to French GP return
Triple-header, World Cup adds spice to French GP return

The revamped Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet was a fixture on the F1 calendar until 1990, when four-time champion Alain Prost won the last race held there for Ferrari. Denmark's Kevin Magnussen finished sixth for the Haas team, with Bottas seventh and Carlos Sainz eighth for Renault after losing two places three laps from the end when his aut...

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  • New Details Emerge From Death Of Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski
New Details Emerge From Death Of Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is a degenerative brain disease that has been found in many deceased football players and has caused increased scrutiny and discussion of brain injuries in athletes. The family's other son also appeared in the documentary . Tyler's younger brother, Ryan, is committed to play football at USC. "The reality i...

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  • Serena Williams seeded 25th at Wimbledon
Serena Williams seeded 25th at Wimbledon

The 31-year-old - who spent almost 11 months off the court due to a hip injury and then a subsequent operation - has not yet committed himself to play at Wimbledon and is due to play compatriot Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne later Wednesday. Wimbledon made Williams the 25th seed, which comes at the expense of Dominika Cibulkova , who was ranked 32nd...

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  • Suarez-inspired Uruguay top Group A
Suarez-inspired Uruguay top Group A

The hosts, entering the match with two wins out of two, may have harboured hopes of a dramatic comeback but Smolnikov put paid to that when he received his second yellow card ten minutes from half time. Cherchesov also says that Russian football players rode roughshod over the beginning of such hard matches as the one against Uruguay was. "Toda...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup goals questioned by Cesc Fabregas
Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup goals questioned by Cesc Fabregas

Argentina nearly failed to qualify for the World Cup in the first place. Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in Portugal's opening match with Spain, before going on to score the only goal of their 1-0 win over Morocco. Ronaldo will continue his golden boot chase in Portugal's final group game against Iran on Monday night, with Russian Federation or U...

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  • Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest player
Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest player

Salah was pictured walking beside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov when he was battling to regain fitness and recover from the shoulder injury suffered against Real Madrid in the Champions League final. A video clip of the ceremony showed Kadyrov seated at a table flanked by Salah and Hany Abo Rida, chairman of Egypt's football federation. "W...

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  • Swedish team unite against racism after online abuse
Swedish team unite against racism after online abuse

Toni Kroos's last-gasp victor ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an ignominious group-stage exit. I will never let any racists destroy my pride. "Having said that, we shouldn't watch the opposition too closely - we need to focus on ourselves".

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  • Star Swiss players face sideline after political gestures
Star Swiss players face sideline after political gestures

However, many fans noticed a symbol that both Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri made to celebrate their respective goals. Xhaka and Shaqiri, who scored Switzerland's goals in the victory, were charged on Saturday after they celebrated by putting their hands together to form a double-headed eagle similar to the one on the Albanian flag.

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  • Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes oldest player in World Cup history
Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes oldest player in World Cup history

Egypt fielded Essam El Hadary in their goal - and at the age of 45, he became the oldest ever player to figure in a World Cup . Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt of the 2018 World Cup at Volgograd Arena.

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  • DeAndre Ayton Already Has A Rivalry
DeAndre Ayton Already Has A Rivalry

DeAndre Ayton , is now the first No.1 one pick in National Basketball Association history to be selected by a team in the same state he played in college and high school, fans excited to see a great come to their team. The choice came as no surprise to analysts who called it "the worst-kept secret" this year, to the characteristically boisterous cr...

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  • Hamilton on pole in France with Vettel third
Hamilton on pole in France with Vettel third

Vettel, who now has a one point lead in the Formula One title race over Hamilton , said: "For us, qualifying started a bit slow; obviously with the conditions it was a little bit tricky". Hamilton's pace maintained Mercedes supremacy in every session from Friday morning, but as the rain intensified in Q2 he was struggling for comfort in his vehi...

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  • England cricketers have some fun with debate over World Cup line-up
England cricketers have some fun with debate over World Cup line-up

The Three Lions struck late to see off Tunisia in their opening clash, and will want to ensure they reach six points prior to their tricky final group clash against Belgium. The pedestrianised street near the city's Kremlin was also packed with Russians enjoying a regular night out and families who came to soak up the World Cup fever.

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  • England boss Southgate sees amusing side after dislocating shoulder
England boss Southgate sees amusing side after dislocating shoulder

England manager Gareth Southgate may be considering a line-up change and it might not be good news for Raheem Sterling . This happened while out jogging in the Russian woods. Loftus-Cheek has all the attributes to succeed internationally. "The more I play with him and train him the more it should rub off". I want to play as much as I can.

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  • Neymar picks up injury during Brazil's training ahead of Costa Rica match
Neymar picks up injury during Brazil's training ahead of Costa Rica match

For the second World Cup in a row, the 26-year-old is carrying the hopes of 200 million countrymen on his shoulders and his emotional outburst showed how much the win meant to him, and the level of pressure he is under. Neymar thought he had a penalty with 13 minutes remaining when the referee awarded a spot-kick, then changed his decision after a...

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  • Will Deandre Ayton be the Phoenix Suns Answer on June 21
Will Deandre Ayton be the Phoenix Suns Answer on June 21

That being said , what has been touted as a competition between Ayton and Doncic since the Suns landed the first overall pick, has never really seemed to be much of one. The last Wildcat the Suns drafted was Anthony Cook. "He showed us what we expected to see". Why would the Suns or Ayton agree to a workout? "Kevin Garnett, his intensity on bo...

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  • Iranian Women Allowed To Watch World Cup Broadcast in Tehran's Azadi Stadium
Iranian Women Allowed To Watch World Cup Broadcast in Tehran's Azadi Stadium

Video footage showing women and children sitting on the ground next to the venue flooded social media prompting Iranian Interior Minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, to interfere. Many Iranian clerics oppose women attending football matches, saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere, though the ruling is frequently criticised from a...

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  • Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup
Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association said via the tournament's official Twitter account. Blatter said it was "respectful" to be invited to the Kremlin despite being suspended from football. This was reported by press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. The 82-year-old said he and Putin exchanged "small talk" and the p...

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  • Dont blame Messi, pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli
Dont blame Messi, pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli

Yes, that's not quite crying Messi, but the Argentine ace has clearly come down with a severe case of the feels. Croatia secured three points in a 2-0 win against Nigeria in their opening game but enter the match under a cloud. Morocco will also be leaving Russian Federation after the first round following their defeat to European champions ...

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  • Boston Celtics: 3 players team should target in 2018 NBA Draft
Boston Celtics: 3 players team should target in 2018 NBA Draft

Everyone is trying to explore every option. Exactly how high the Celtics are interested in picking and whom they would target should they succeed in moving up remains unclear. Still though, Doncic is the youngest Euroleague MVP in the league's history, and he also piloted his team to a Finals victory as a 19-year-old. Utah holds the 21st and ...

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  • LeBron James could be leaning towards a return to Cleveland
LeBron James could be leaning towards a return to Cleveland

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month. He twice averaged 26 or more points during his six seasons in Minnesota. Young could be gone by the time the Cavs are on the clock, but Sexton would be a nice backup plan.

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  • Neymar returns to practice, Brazil guarantees he is ready
Neymar returns to practice, Brazil guarantees he is ready

But we ended with a draw. "We've analyzed our opponents in great depth, and I think Switzerland is the strongest team we are going to face at the moment". Tite's men ended as they had begun with a series of chances for a late victor as Neymar and Roberto Firmino headed straight at Sommer before Miranda dragged a shot inches wide.

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  • Konta beats Vekic to reach Nature Valley Open final
Konta beats Vekic to reach Nature Valley Open final

Konta lost an year ago wen Vekic lifted her second trophy but had to wait just for a few weeks to take his revenge in an equally tight Wimbledon second-round match that she won 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 and gained now a 3-1 lead in the overall head-to-head.

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  • Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss
Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss

Fabian Schaer challenges Neymar during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Meanwhile, Tite's opposite number Vladimir Petkovic said he hoped his team would get some deserved recognition for the hard-earned point after few had given Sw...

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  • Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens lead Belgium to 3-0 win against Panama
Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens lead Belgium to 3-0 win against Panama

Both nations had their best performances on home soil but Russian Federation is only next-door-but-one as it borders neighbours Norway and North Korea - perhaps this will be their year? Even though neither player will be fit for the opening game, Belgium made a decision to send standby defender Laurent Ciman home on Saturday.

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  • England's Phil Jones says squad can not wait for opening World Cup game
England's Phil Jones says squad can not wait for opening World Cup game

Much has been rightly made of the genuine togetherness in England's camp. And it is a squad that has plenty of attacking talent with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling expected to start up front with Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli buzzing behind them.

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  • Second Test marred by ball-change controversy
Second Test marred by ball-change controversy

Sri Lanka held up play for almost two hours having been penalised five penalty runs ahead of the third day of the second Test against the West Indies due to a ball-tampering row. Leading by 47 runs after racking up 300 in their first innings at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, West Indies reduced the visitors to 34 for one in their second innings a...

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  • Phil Mickelson loses mind, plays putt before it stops rolling
Phil Mickelson loses mind, plays putt before it stops rolling

It was a shocking display on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. Mickelson knocked in a five-footer for par and then raised his arms in a vintage-Phil celebration, mocking the spectacle he put on a day earlier. 'That's absolutely incredible, that's Phil basically giving up and saying, "No more",' David Fay, a former executive direct...

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  • Taxi drives into crowd of people in central Moscow, eight injured
Taxi drives into crowd of people in central Moscow, eight injured

Sources say the driver pleaded with people at the scene, claiming he did not mean to hit the football fans. CBS News are reporting that it is believed to have been an accident, as the driver may have been drunk at the time of the incident, and lost control of the vehicle.

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  • Our man reveals England reaction to Ronaldo heroics as training steps up
Our man reveals England reaction to Ronaldo heroics as training steps up

It seems thousands of people will watch them arrive. The England boss said: "I think people can see there is a humility about the group, and there is absolutely no reason why they shouldn't be either by the way. Lingard is a good example of the change that has occurred under Southgate; a player not considered by previous managers but someone who ...

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  • Mo Salah reacts when mascot touches injured shoulder in World Cup opener
Mo Salah reacts when mascot touches injured shoulder in World Cup opener

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez defended Suarez after Friday's game. But in the 89th minute, Uruguay broke through, with José Giménez getting his head on a corner kick to play hero for the dramatic winning goal. Russian Federation put pressure on the rest of the group with a 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia in the opening match on Thursday. "We tried ...

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  • Phil Mickelson to critics after U.S. Open penalty: 'Toughen up'
Phil Mickelson to critics after U.S. Open penalty: 'Toughen up'

Instead of letting his ball come to rest, Mickelson smacked it back toward the hole, taking a two-stroke penalty. Asked if people would find his actions on No. Following an opening-round 77, Mickelson followed it up with a 1-under-par round of 69 in Friday's second round but was still a full 10 shots behind leader Dustin Johnson heading into the ...

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  • Nigeria’s lucky chickens banned from World Cup stadiums
Nigeria’s lucky chickens banned from World Cup stadiums

Croatia has not made it past the Round of 16 in five appearances at the World Cup, but many experts peg them as a possible sleeper. Can that be enough motivation for the present crop of Super Eagles , coached by German manager Gernot Rohr, to maintain that 100-percent record against Croatia? The Balkan nation lost 2-0 to Brazil in a friendly in ...

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