• Serena Williams Wins First Match at Wimbledon in All-White Nike Dress

    Serena Williams Wins First Match at Wimbledon in All-White Nike Dress

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    Serena Williams has made it clear that she is excited to compete at Wimbledon , using her Twitter account for the past week to count down the days until Monday, when the tournament begins. I really dont like being away from her, ” Williams said. In the women's draw, Serena's sister Venus overcame a slow start to claim a 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-1 win over Swede Johanna Larsson .
  • How Japan cleaned up at the World Cup

    How Japan cleaned up at the World Cup

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    His ability to maintain his dribble under pressure and shoot from medium range were invaluable assets to the four-time Asian champions as they defied pundits' predictions on the sport's biggest stage. 'In less than six seconds we covered the whole pitch. As per a report by Business Standard , the match between Japan and Belgium was a roller coaster ride.
  • Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

    Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

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    Trailing 1-0 to Ecuador in their final qualifier, the two-time world champions were on course to miss out on the World Cup for the first time since 1970 until Messi stepped up to score a hat-trick at altitude in Quito. FIFA World Cup trophy. Messi and Ronaldo have made their sporadic marks, but this is a World Cup not at all reliant on the superstar pair - and it is better for it.
  • Insane brawl breaks out in FIBA qualifier between Australia and Philippines

    Insane brawl breaks out in FIBA qualifier between Australia and Philippines

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    It left just three eligible players from the Philippines side, but the match continued until two of their players appeared to deliberately foul out. To avoid a repeat of the incident , Roque said he hopes there would be "better referees who would intervene when there's a foul move made by one of the players.
  • 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.