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Messi and Ronaldo gear up for knockout phase

Messi and Ronaldo gear up for knockout phase

Shortly afterwards, the Manchester City striker was introduced for the final ten minutes in Saint Petersburg, replacing defender Nicolás Tagliafico. Held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland and thumped 3-0 by group winners Croatia , Argentina were hanging on by a thread coming into the Nigeria match, having proved they were vulnerable in defence and struggling to get Messi on the ball. Read More

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Spurs 'Ready' to Move on from Kawhi Leonard

Spurs 'Ready' to Move on from Kawhi Leonard

It has always been expected that Brown would have to be the centerpiece of any Boston package for Leonard, along with next year's Sacramento pick. Leonard is still under contract for another season, but the Spurs, if indeed moving forward with the trade, would benefit most if Leonard was traded sooner rather than later. Read More

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Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday

If Los Angeles and San Antonio can agree on a trade, it could greatly increase the chances of James choosing to become a free agent and signing a deal with the Lakers. At the end of the 2018-19 season, the two sides could say goodbye and move on. The Celtics have always made their future the priority, so the only way they should seriously be considering Leonard is if it is on the kind of value that another team will be able to top. Read More

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Suarez inspires Uruguay to win over Russian Federation

Suarez inspires Uruguay to win over Russian Federation

Because Russia had the advantage on goal difference from its first two group matches, it would have won the group with a draw . La Celeste haven't conceded in six games and even without injured centre-back Jose Gimenez , the scorer of Uruguay's late victor against Egypt in their opening game, Russian Federation were limited to few chances and obviously missed influential midfielder Aleksandr Golovin who was rested. Read More

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Brazil cruise into last 16 by beating Serbia

Brazil cruise into last 16 by beating Serbia

Tite's team went into the game knowing a draw would be enough to see them through, while the Serbs needed a win to guarantee progression for them to the last 16 in Russian Federation. Tite was forced to change his lineup on 10 minutes when left-back Marcelo exited with back spasms and was replaced by Atletico Madrid's Felipe Luis. Read More

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Argentina take player power to new level ahead of Nigeria clash

Argentina take player power to new level ahead of Nigeria clash

However, Argentina must still beat Nigeria in their final Group D game on Tuesday to stand a chance of reaching the last 16 and keep alive, five-times world player-of-the-year, Lionel Messi's , dream of winning a World Cup . "If he had the ball less than usual it's because Argentina didn't dominate the match as we did against Iceland ". Victory against the Africans, who Argentina have beaten in all four previous World Cup meetings, will secure qualification for the last 16 as ... Read More

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Late Saudi strike settles send-off with Egypt

Late Saudi strike settles send-off with Egypt

But Saudi Arabia scored deep into stoppage time in both halves, with Salem Al-Dawsari's last-gasp victor securing their first World Cup victory since a run to the last 16 in 1994. In the other match, Saudi Arabia's Salman Al Faraj equalises after Mohamed Salah strike. El-Hadary wasn't simply out on the field to set a record. Read More

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‘F*** racism!’ Sweden team send powerful message after death threats to Durmaz

‘F*** racism!’ Sweden team send powerful message after death threats to Durmaz

Sweden coach Janne Andersson hit out at the German bench for "rubbing it in" as they celebrated Toni Kroos's stoppage-time victor in Germany's 2-1 World Cup Group F victory on Saturday. After their awesome run took them to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup , South Korea , on the brink of elimination on Group F, have failed to reproduce a similar performance and deep changes are needed if they want to improve. Read More

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Neymar, Coutinho’s injury-time goals sink Costa Rica — FIFA WC

Neymar, Coutinho’s injury-time goals sink Costa Rica — FIFA WC

Petersburg on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of the tournament. There was no end to Brazil coach's Tite happiness after his side registered their victory of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. This World Cup is Neymar's personal melodrama, and the audience were treated to a passionate performance from the Brazil forward, who salvaged an afternoon of frustration and ridicule with a goal that brought on a bout of tears . Read More

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Marin Cilic fights back to win Queen’s Club title against Novak Djokovic

Marin Cilic fights back to win Queen’s Club title against Novak Djokovic

The former No. 1 has had more downs than ups, but this week in Queen's in back in his first ATP finals since winning Eastbourne last June. After struggling in the first four months of the season due to a long break he was forced to take previous year, Djokovic has found his form in Rome, Paris and here in London , heading to Wimbledon as one of the favorites together with Roger Federer and Marin Cilic . Read More

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Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

John Stones headed in two goals and Jesse Lingard curled in another. "It´s going well, there´s still a long way to go, the most important thing is winning games", Kane said. England will next face Belgium in their final group game and will be aiming to win in order to finish top. From now on they, along with the third man in that defensive unit Kyle Walker, may have to focus on traditional duties much more. Read More

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Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 4th ODI-- England v Australia

Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 4th ODI-- England v Australia

Eoin Morgan returns to the England side at the expense of Sam Billings. But the back-to-back dismissals of Morgan and Hales thwarted those ambitions and slowed down England innings a bit in the final few overs. Bairstow is only the eighth player to score four centuries in six ODI innings, after Virat Kohli, David Warner, Quinton de Kock, Kumar Sangakkara, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Zaheer Abbas. Read More

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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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