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Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

The fact he continued to hassle Iran's defenders on a night when he was so often crowded out of the game is to his credit and, after scoring twice against Portugal, he looks to have made the lone striker role his own. Iran was unsafe from set pieces and its restless defensive display was impressive. Another chance came and went some 20 minutes later, when Vahid Amiri brilliantly nutmegged Gerard Pique and sent in a cross from the left to find Taremi in the box. Read More

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Charlotte Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Nets

Dwight Howard is gone from Charlotte after just one season. Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak signed Mozgov to the four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers two years ago. Mozgov has two years left on his contract at $16 million per season. Mozgov appeared in 31 games last season, averaging 4.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg while shooting 55.9 percent in 31 games. Read More

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Marcus Rashford should replace Raheem Sterling for Panama game, says Jamie Carragher

Marcus Rashford should replace Raheem Sterling for Panama game, says Jamie Carragher

ENGLAND beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening World Cup 2018 fixture tonight - but which Three Lions were most impressive? "If I'm being honest, and i'm one of his biggest fans, I thought he was poor", said Merson to Sky Sports . The Manchester United forward has more energy tracking back and when he attacks he can go past people with the ball at his feet. The Tottenham striker's display has earned him considerable plaudits but former skipper Robson hopes team-mates can match his ... Read More

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Don’t deplete assets for Kawhi Leonard

Don’t deplete assets for Kawhi Leonard

He finished his lone season with Texas Tech with averages of 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists and shot a great 45.0 percent from deep nightly, albeit on very limited attempts, and 55.6 percent from the field overall. As reported in a new story by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski , Leonard plans to inform "rival teams" that may offer trades for him that he intends to sign with one of the Los Angeles teams - preferably the Lakers - when he becomes an unrestricted ... Read More

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Salah scores but Egypt suffer Russian Federation defeat

Salah scores but Egypt suffer Russian Federation defeat

Mohamed Salah then went on to convert a 73rd-minute penalty, merely a consolation goal for the ambitious North Africans, who will now be eliminated from Group A, should Uruguay avoid losing to the underdogs from Saudi-Arabia. The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara. Read More

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Egypt's Salah fit and ready to fire against Uruguay

Egypt's Salah fit and ready to fire against Uruguay

Cuper said: "Salah has recovered and will play tomorrow (today)". "In terms of him on the pitch - if he does decide to play he'll have full guarantees in terms of his physical condition, he's going to be fine". Salah's absence is a blow to Egypt's hopes of making a strong start to their World Cup assault in Russian Federation, against a talented Uruguay side boasting former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez . Read More

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Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia

Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia

Shinji Kagawa got the Samurai Blue off to a dream start when he converted a penalty after six minutes, but a Juan Quintero freekick saw Colombia pull level six minutes before the break. After a huge blunder from Colombian defender Carlos Sanchez , who became the first player to be handed a red card in Russian Federation, veteran Shinji Kagawa stepped up to deliver for the Asians as they took a lead. Read More

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Salah fit for Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay

Salah fit for Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay

Even the stands facing the TV cameras were not full, with many empty sections visible to viewers. "Optus told me it's a problem with my network, but I've never had network issues before", Mr Royal said. The second game of the World Cup in Russian Federation - at the viewer-friendly hour of 8pm WA time - was one of 39 that the telco giant has exclusive rights to air, after striking a deal with traditional event broadcaster SBS. Read More

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Germany under pressure after opening loss

Germany under pressure after opening loss

Yep. Mexico partied so hard that it was picked up as a small natural disaster. It was the first time since 1982 Germany failed to win their opening game at a World Cup . Brazil, of course, is always considered a favourite to win the World Cup , but they've had to take a different approach since that 7-1 thrashing in Belo Horizonte almost four years ago. Read More

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Sri Lanka deny ball-tampering accusations, continue to play Test ‘under protest’

Sri Lanka deny ball-tampering accusations, continue to play Test ‘under protest’

The first and only time a match has been forfeited in the history of Test cricket was in 2006, after Pakistan were penalised five runs for ball tampering in the fourth Test against England at The Oval. Despite being at the centre of the storm, the Sri Lankan skipper put aside that enormous distraction in supporting the in-form Kusal Mendis in a fifth-wicket stand of 117 runs that lifted the visitors from the depths of 48 for four in their second innings on Sunday. Read More

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We have no magic formula to stop Messi 2 hours ago

We have no magic formula to stop Messi 2 hours ago

But those in Messi's camp have an out following Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland: The tiny Nordic nation did the same thing to Ronaldo two years ago at the Euros. Johann Beg Gudmundsson was forced off injured after becoming the first Claret to play at a World Cup Finals in 36 years. After surviving that scare, the thousands of Argentina fans who packed out the Spartak Stadium were dancing in the Moscow sunshine when Sergio Aguero put them ahead with a superb strike after 19 ... Read More

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Johnson falls back into four-way tie for U.S. Open lead

Johnson falls back into four-way tie for U.S. Open lead

Open should be. "I'm T-4. I feel pretty confident about my game, where my game is". "And he's been struggling on the greens, but he'll get that back". He stands at 15 over par heading into Sunday's final round. Too bad the damage to this championship has already been done, as what had been a strong examination of skill turned into a game of chance. Read More

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Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation

Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation

He added that in a big tournament like World Cup , it is more about being patient and taking on one game at a time. Boss Gareth Southgate is ready to get England's World Cup campaign started ahead of their departure. In the end, we want to entertain where we possibly can. "Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive". 'Everybody is looking forward to getting to the first game'. Read More

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Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

The Spaniard, who turned 32 during his Roland Garros fortnight, was once again at his grinding, unflinching, un-giving best as he downed Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday's final. After guzzling water during his visit from the doctor, Nadal was back to playing his unmistakable brand of almost unbeatable clay-court tennis. There are just three weeks to go until Wimbledon; with Andy Murray's participation in doubt and Novak Djokovic off form and nursing his elbow, Nadal will surely be up ... Read More

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Whittaker vs Romero, CM Punk vs Jackson and pre-lims

Whittaker vs Romero, CM Punk vs Jackson and pre-lims

The main question with the 41-year-old Romero is his cardio, especially since the UFC's recently adopted changes to weigh-ins have created extra challenges for older fighters to make weight. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me". As you know, life isn't about winning and losing. Whittaker, who claimed a unanimous decision over Romero last July, was asked earlier this week about the recent spate of missed weights among his UFC peers. Read More

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Undefeated Justify Completes Triple Crown Sweep in Belmont Stakes

Undefeated Justify Completes Triple Crown Sweep in Belmont Stakes

The drought before that lasted so long - 37 years, in fact - that many began to believe that horse racing's grand sweep would never again be accomplished. That horse's first crop hasn't even raced yet. The next year, the classic rivalry of Affirmed and Alydar reached its peak when Affirmed inched ahead by a head to become the last Triple Crown victor until Pharoah arrived. Read More

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah responds to Sergio Ramos comments

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah responds to Sergio Ramos comments

After saying his recovery is going well, Salah remembers "when I hit the floor, there was a mix of physical pain and worry". He will be regarded as key to any hopes Egypt have of springing a surprise at the World Cup in Russian Federation but, after the Champions League final injury he described as a career-low point, Salah remains uncertain if he will play in the opening Group A clash with Uruguay. Read More

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Kim Jong Un Impersonator Gets Snared in Singapore Security Net

Kim Jong Un Impersonator Gets Snared in Singapore Security Net

President Trump holds new conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe from the Rose Garden at the White House . "I think Trump would be seen as a larger-than-life, superpower president over the North Korean troublemaker". But the Gym88 kickboxing gym in Seoul has been using Kim's image for two years, albeit in a not very complimentary way. Abe has been pushing Trump to also address Japan's concerns about North Korea's short- and medium-range ballistic missiles and the issue of Japanese ... Read More

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Durant's Huge Night Pushes Cavs to the Brink

Durant's Huge Night Pushes Cavs to the Brink

While it aroused a tremendous roar from the sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena, the monster backboard-bank shot slam dunk wasn't enough for the Cavaliers to overcome defending champion Golden State . Just a different vibe around the team , around just - everything's just different. Late in the game, Durant called for the ball on numerous occasions, clearly looking to seal the win. Read More

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Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup

Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup

The France global is on the verge of a move to Anfield ahead of the World Cup . Fekir is due to undergo a Liverpool medical at Clairefontaine, the France national team's training base, before signing terms on Friday. Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid have also been linked with Fekir, who can operate in a number of forward roles and would in effect be Philippe Coutinho's replacement at Anfield. Read More

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Zverev's condition key to Thiem clash in Paris

Zverev's condition key to Thiem clash in Paris

The elder man , the super-fit Thiem with a one-handed backhand of match-winning power, led their head-to-head 4-2, including their only French Open meeting when Zverev was still a teenager. Keys next faces unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, who beat 26th-seeded Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3. Murray last competitive match was in the 2017 Wimbledon quarter-finals. Read More

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Philly Doesn’t Care What Trump Says About the Eagles

Philly Doesn’t Care What Trump Says About the Eagles

The Eagles were supposed to be celebrated at the White House Tuesday, but Trump rescinded the invitation citing disagreement over the NFL's national anthem policy. "We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus". Read More

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How to watch Golden Knights vs. Capitals

How to watch Golden Knights vs. Capitals

In the end, the missed chances were too much as the Washington Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 6-2 in a pivotal Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final . Prior to the Washington onslaught, Vegas easily could have scored three times , but instead rolled snake eyes at the worst moment imaginable. "Offensive teams have certain tendencies, certain routes that they take through the neutral zone, plays they like to make, so if you can be on top of them and turn over some pucks, stifle them, ... Read More

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