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He said last week: "The point is: my children live in Madrid". It's rumoured that the Belgian, who has been one of the stars of the World Cup, would be part of a plan to acquire several world-class players to fill the void left by the Portuguese legend for Los Blancos .
  • Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

    Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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    Kovacic's shot is blocked and Denmark look to counter! Andreas Christensen - 4 - Played in an unorthodox midfield role, the Chelsea defender struggled to stamp his authority in the middle of the park as Croatia's midfield trident dominated the ball, and he was subsequently subbed off at half-time.
  • LeBron won’t meet with Cavaliers in person when free agency opens

    LeBron won’t meet with Cavaliers in person when free agency opens

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    Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. George reportedly will re-up with his current Oklahoma Thunder home, while Paul re-signed with the Houston Rockets for a maximum deal. Only a few days remain until the NBA's free-agent market is set to open, and the race for LeBron James is now at a breaking point. What this signals more than anything else is that there could be much shifting around with the Lakers in their attempt to present a more feasible team with their ...
  • LeBron James declines option, will become free agent

    LeBron James declines option, will become free agent

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    Even that was a remote possibility. Cleveland can still offer James the largest contract at five years and over $200 million, while the most another team can put on the table is a four-year deal worth $152 million. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James watched during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., on June 3.
  • But there was one bright spot from Belgium defeat

    But there was one bright spot from Belgium defeat

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    Below are more details on the broadcast, which will be aired in Spanish and will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET. After a surreal night on the Baltic where England struggled to contain their satisfaction with a defeat that offers them an easier path to the final, Belgium are trusting that World Cup fortune will favour the courageous.
  • India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know

    India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know

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    If India win their matches against Ireland and England and other results go their way then they can get a major boost in the global standings. Ireland captain Gary Wilson is confident his side will get closer to India in Friday's second Twenty20 worldwide in Dublin .
  • Leo tells Brussels he'll be supporting Belgium against England

    Leo tells Brussels he'll be supporting Belgium against England

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    Senegal had five yellows, while Japan had been assessed just three, meaning Samurai Blue would live to fight another day, and Senegal's World Cup run came to an end. Equally, they had one big chance and they took it. Give Japan credit for making it out of the group stages given all the outside noise this team was dealing with, but it's only good result was a win over an undermanned Columbia.
  • Hamilton: 75th career pole was only so-so

    Hamilton: 75th career pole was only so-so

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    Hamilton had topped the times in both of Friday's practice sessions, and then Bottas had been quickest in Saturday's final practice, which was hit by a rain storm. "The game will be on TV here and l am sure my guys will try to keep an eye on both things at the same time - as will I". Q3 was a two part affair after Romain Grosjean wrecked his Haas part way through, but part two was a shootout between Hamiulton and Bottas, and it was the Brit's victory, leaving Bottas in second for a ...
  • Autopsy reveals Tyler Hilinski had CTE, family says

    Autopsy reveals Tyler Hilinski had CTE, family says

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    Mark and Kym Hilinski said the Mayo Clinic conducted Tyler's autopsy and found that he suffered from Stage 1 CTE. A study published a year ago in the Journal of the American Medical Association found CTE in the brains of 99 percent of NFL players and 91 percent of college football players who were examined.
  • Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in National Basketball Association draft

    Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in National Basketball Association draft

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    It's unfortunate that any draft day should warrant this kind of criticism because, after all, it should be about the players selected, a majority of whom are younger than half of UCSB's undergrads. According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98 .7, the Suns were planning to select Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo with the second of their two first-round picks, but the Philadelphia 76ers presented them with a trade offer they couldn't refuse.
  • LeBron prefers staying with Cleveland

    LeBron prefers staying with Cleveland

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    Before (and after) Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love was the Cleveland Cavaliers primary scapegoat, with him always taking the blame whenever the team fell short of their Championship goals or went through bad stretches. Love, 29, has two years and almost $50 million left on his contract. He can hit free agency this summer if he declines the player option on his contract with the Cavaliers.
  • Iran vs. Spain live stream

    Iran vs. Spain live stream

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    Kick-off is 7pm Nigerian time . The former champions could have started on a better note if they hadn't sacked their coach Julen Lopetegeui two days prior to World Cup opener against Portugal. Iran could have scored in the 80th minute but Mehdi Taremi's header went over the bar. That has only happened twice before in World Cup history.
  • Bairstow had 'really good fun' at Trent Bridge

    Bairstow had 'really good fun' at Trent Bridge

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    Bairstow struck three fours off quickie Jhye Richardson's first over and Roy tucked into Billy Stanlake, pulling him for a six as England reached 38-0 after five overs. "As good as the wicket was, to score 481, we saw a batting masterclass there from Bairstow , Roy and Hales", the former Australia captain told Sky Sports Cricket .
  • Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland

    Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland

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    Switzerland's next match in Group E is against Serbia, with the game set to take place on Friday. The five-time world champions took a deserved lead midway through the first half in the Group E game when Coutinho's irresistible long-distance shot cannoned in off the far post, but Tite's side, who had looked so impressive in the tournament build-up, did not build on their advantage.
  • Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC

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    In protest, Sri Lanka then took to the field two hours late on day three. Play was set to resume 10.50am local time and Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal led out his team to the middle, but after further discussions with the umpires the Sri Lanka team began walking back to the boundary.
  • US Open: Should Phil Mickelson have been disqualified for penalty?

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    Open. "To go to Rule 1-2 - Phil didn't purposely deflect or stop the ball, which is talked about in the reference under Rule 14-5, if you look at it. He said he knew the ball was going to roll off the green, which is why he chose to hit it while it was still moving. "I took the two shot penalty and moved on", replied Phil.
  • Cheryshev says World Cup starring role 'beyond my dreams'

    Cheryshev says World Cup starring role 'beyond my dreams'

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    In a World Cup first, the video assistant referee system was available for the match between the tournament's lowest-ranked teams, though it wasn't used for an official review. GOAL! 43rd minute: Substitute Denis Cheryshev gets his name on the scoring sheet doubling his teams lead. In Group A, which also comprises two-time champions Uruguay and African hopefuls Egypt , the world No.
  • Highlights: Afghanistan hit back in last session

    Highlights: Afghanistan hit back in last session

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    The match-up of Afghan spinners versus Indian spinners has been talked up and it remains to be seen if leg spin star Rashid Khan and company can rattle India . The 30-year-old batsman said his team mates would need to adapt to test cricket after playing in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition over the last two months.
  • USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

    USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

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    After the US men's national team missed out on qualifying for this summer's tournament, which kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, the news of the successful bid was a boost to frustrated American soccer fans. "It is a nice message". More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare reiterated that point Wednesday, saying the government's concerns "haven't changed".
  • Who, where and when do England play in Russian Federation?

    Who, where and when do England play in Russian Federation?

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    Roberto Martinez believes "thinker" Gareth Southgate has prepared England more effectively for the World Cup than his predecessors. Deezer has urged listeners to get behind the English team by "encouraging Brits [sic] to sing along to Lonnie Donegan's World Cup Willie, the soundtrack to England's win in 1966".
  • England v Costa Rica

    England v Costa Rica

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    Vardy is another player set to start against Costa Rica, alongside Jordan Pickford in goal and the likes of Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but Southgate's selection will be based mostly on conditioning for the tournament. Southgate pinpointed the scrutiny and criticism of Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo, as well as the openness in which Danny Rose spoke about his fight with depression.
  • Salah responds to Ramos' comments about Champions League injury

    Salah responds to Ramos' comments about Champions League injury

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    And having seen Ramos ridicule recent criticism against him over Salah and Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius , Salah said that he has not forgiven the Spaniard for what happened. Worryingly for the Panamanians, who face Belgium, England and Tunisia in Group G in their first World Cup finals appearance, they struggled to deal with Norway's physical power, but they did create decent chances in the second half.
  • Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

    Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

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    Romero also failed to meet the 185-pound requirement in February for an interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. "It's great in one sense, that Rob can't lose the belt but obviously we wanted to fight for the title".
  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson withdraws from US Women's Open

    Canada’s Brooke Henderson withdraws from US Women's Open

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    He's pretty - he always has a good thing to say to keep you on track. Still, there was candid reflection of events from the 10th after which she was "scared" to hit tee shots. A victory by Ariya would end the recent domination of South Koreans and Americans, who have claimed the past 11 U.S. Women's Opens. Kim had a birdie on the first hole in the two-hole aggregate playoff but gave back a shot with a bogey on the next hole.
  • Katie Taylor: Man dies after shooting at gym of boxer's father

    Katie Taylor: Man dies after shooting at gym of boxer's father

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    The shooting happened at about 6.55am on Tuesday at Bray Boxing Club in The Harbour area of the town. The other two men, aged 35 and 57, who were injured in the incident, have been taken to hospital. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300. He then turned and shot Mr Taylor and the other injured man. A technical examination of the area is being carried out by specialist officers.