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Real Madrid to rival Liverpool for Lyon forward Fekir

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After seemingly missing out on Nabil Fekir , Liverpool are looking at alternatives. Lyon announced that talks with Liverpool had broken down and that the player would remain with Lyon. The European champions have already thrashed out personal terms with the goalkeeper and have been in negotiations with Roma over an agreement. Real Madrid , on the other hand, are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements with goals not coming consistently from players other than Cristiano ... Read More »

Australia bolster lineout for third Ireland test

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Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui will start for Australia in the Wallabies' series-deciding test against Ireland on Saturday. 7. The uncapped Ross Byrne was named in the reserves , as was Tadhg Beirne, who made his debut last week in Melbourne. Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton , Conor Murray, Jack Conan, Peter O'Mahony (capt), CJ Stander, James Ryan, Devin Toner, Tadhg Furlong, Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath. Read More »

#WorldCupWith360nobs: Referee Mark Geiger Slammed For Requesting Cristiano Ronaldo’s Jersey Before Halftime

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At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a disgusting set of results to show for efforts on and off the field. The Morocco player said he was told by Pepe that Geiger asked to get the Portugal defender shirt's after the game. Renard said: "I'd like you [the media] to be honest". Geiger, who was a math teacher at Lacey Township High before becoming a full-time referee who works Major League Soccer contests, grew up in Beachwood and now resides in Pine Beach according to public ... Read More »

Dele Alli returns to training with England before the match with Panama

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England take on Panama in the second of their Group G matches on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and the mood has turned sour in the camp after the team-sheet leak gaffe. "They kept overtaking each other, so maybe the match will be closer than we expect". They're here to work. "The guys have to find stories and produce content". Read More »

Kroos steps forward as Germany's undisputed leader

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Germany was struggling, and while a draw would not have eliminated them from the knockout round, but it would have meant they needed to beat South Korea while getting help from Mexico just to advance. And in the second half the pressure built up more and more. "Something that I did appreciate was that we didn't lose our nerve, we didn't panic after going down". Read More »

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored

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The way they looked, I can not see Argentina qualifying now. As for the comparisons to Ronaldo, Shaka Hislop, reporting for The Undefeated, believes it's much bigger than that. Messi, however, missed a penalty in Argentina's opening draw with Iceland and was goalless heading into tonight's clash against Croatia. Jorge Sampaoli, with the blessing of Messi, pleaded for patience as he was drafted in as Argentina's third coach in two years. Read More »

Switzerland Stars Facing Disciplinary Action For Goal Celebrations

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Serbia", FIFA said in an official statement. The Swiss came from behind to record a 2-1 win over the Serbians on Friday and boosted their chances of qualifying for the last 16. Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic indicated after the win that he was unimpressed by Shaqiri and Xhaka's celebrations. NZZ described Shaqiri and Xhaka as the Switzerland's two most talented footballers of their generation but said they "should have let the football speak for itself". Read More »

Nature Valley Classic | Kvitova: 'I don't feel pressure to defend the title'

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Muguruza led 4-2 in the second set, only to lose the advantage again when she made a decision to move forward and was unable to make her net attacks count. "But with a big serve and big forehand, she can really play on the grass, but we'll see". It enables her to be more of a threat and gain cheaper points that she can't maybe do on a clay court and in doing so it gives Strycova confidence that she can turn things around during hard phases in her career. Read More »

Hawks-Mavs swapping Doncic and Young

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She also posted a selfie from Barclays Center on Thursday night. The 6-7, 218-pounder won Most Valuable Player honors during this past season in the EuroLeague, and also led Real Madrid to the EuroLeague title last Tuesday when he was named the MVP of the EuroLeague Final 4. Read More »

Dramatic late goal saves Germany; Mexico and Belgium victorious

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Meanwhile, even South Korea, who have yet to steal a single point in the group, still isn't technically eliminated from the tournament. Osorio, who is hoping to break Mexico's run of six successive round of 16 World Cup eliminations, said he spent a lot of time making sure complacency did not creep in after their win over Germany. Read More »

Kroos's goal at the death beats Sweden

Toni Kroos' last-minute victor for Germany against Sweden later on Saturday means Mexico need a point against Sweden in their final group match to guarantee progress. "We kept a level head". Loew sent on Mario Gomez in place of Julian Draxler at halftime, and it took just three minutes of the second half for the equaliser to arrive. Read More »

Brazilian Soccer Player Neymar Drops Curse Bomb on Costa Rica Players

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A Neymar corner was headed straight at Navas by Silva, and then Neymar won the ball back inside the Costa Rica half and raced to the edge of the area but whipped the shot wide. " Brazil doesn't need any help". The PSG forward, 26, scored late for Brazil to wrap up all three points for the South Americans. But Argentina and World Cup debutants Iceland have to win their respective games against Nigeria and Croatia next week to have a chance of advancing. Read More »

Belgium vs. Tunisia - Football Match Report

Tunisia pulled one back one back through Dylan Bronn in the 18th minute. A win today against Tunisia and Belgium will be basically through to the last 16. A lot of the drama at this World Cup has had little to do with the football so far. Sliti starts on the bench after Tunisia's 2-1 defeat by England , while Farouk Ben Mustapha stays in goal after coming on when Mouez Hassen was injured. Read More »

Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden

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They are now level with Sweden in Group F on three points, behind leaders Mexico who have six. From a almost impossible angle on the left side of the penalty area, Kroos rolled the ball forward to Reus on the restart, creating an ever so slightly wider angle from which to curl his shot toward the far post. Read More »

Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia in Group E

Brazil and Switzerland left it till the end to earn their wins, while Nigeria beat Iceland and kept the door open for Argentina to sneak into the round of 16. Many people in Kosovo, which has an ethnic Albanian majority, identify with the flag. As he wheeled away in celebration, the Kosovo-born playmaker crossed his hands to imitate an eagle, which appears on Albania's flag, prompting reporters to ask whether the gesture was a statement in light of Serbia's failure to recognise his ... Read More »

Stradivarius could be Melbourne bound after Ascot Gold Cup triumph

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He managed to get within a neck and once he couldn't get past me, I knew my horse was courageous and that was it. "What a courageous horse!" "It was thrilling to win a Gold Cup in that manner". "It's lovely to win the Gold Cup ", he said. But luckily he stuck his neck out and went on. It was a stunningly good race. "He is a dear horse and he is not very big", Gosden said. Read More »

Hanley eyed in connection to ongoing federal, state investigation

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Something is going on with Hanley Ramirez . Former Boston Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez is reportedly being eyed in connection to a federal and state investigation, according to Michele McPhee of ABC News . Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment back on May 25 and released by the Boston Red Sox shortly thereafter. She believes that the suspect has ties to a "substantial ring" based in Lawrence, Mass. Read More »

First Signs Of Strain Show Between English Team And Their Media

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A free press exists to be NOT biased in any way, so for Southgate to command the opposite from the journalists around his team is quite freaky to say the least. We need to be compact and limit their space". "The situation in the group is a healthy one for us, but we have to focus on our performance". "We want to play in the style we played coming into the tournament". Read More »

Lakers land German big man Moritz Wagner with 1st-round pick

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His play subsequently earned him the distinction of Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four. The Lakers don't want to get into any trouble during this year's free agency period. Neither Theo Pinson, nor Joel Berry II - the team's two draft eligible players - heard their names called during Thursday night's draft, but that doesn't mean it's the end of the road for either. Read More »

Swiss stir up controversy with 'double eagle' goal celebrations

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Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka both performed "double eagle" hand gestures after scoring for Switzerland against Serbia on Friday , seemingly making a clear political statement. Serbia doesn't recognize Kosovo's independence and relations between the two countries remain tense. Xhaka and Shaqiri's families are from Kosovo, where a Serbian crackdown on the Albanian population only ended with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military intervention in 1999. Read More »

Egypt's Mohamed Salah given honourary Chechen citizenship

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Kadyrov is now under sanctions imposed by the United States, which accuses him of human rights violations, but that hasn't stopped him from rubbing shoulders with celebrities such as Steven Seagal, Ronaldinho and Maradona. Egypt are already out of the tournament, as they do not have the possibility of progressing beyond the group stages. Salah, 26, has been pictured with Kadyrov, who was accused of using the player for political propaganda . Read More »

Belgium's Lukaku a doubt for England clash

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The Man Utd striker seemed to pick up a knock in the late stages of the first half, as he spent time on the touch-line receiving treatment from Belgium's physios. The injury to Lukaku will be a major concern to the Spaniard, as he's been on fire in front of goal so far in this tournament, but the severity of the strikers injury is not yet known. Read More »

Djokovic to face Cilic in Queen's Club final

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Good question". Murray won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, and the US Open in 2012. He closed out victory in 1 hour, 32 minutes. "You know, even though I'm really happy I'm in the finals, I just want to keep building this momentum". A mixture of powerful groundstrokes and destructive serving - sending down 32 aces - provided the anchor to the Aussie's three-set win. Kyrgios, ranked 21, had served 82 aces on his way to the semi-final and was in scintillating form against defending champion ... Read More »

Federer edges Paire to advance in Halle

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Federer made his comeback in Stuttgart after skipping the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row, and again he looked sharp as he extended his grass-court winning streak to 17 matches, including his titles at Halle and Wimbledon last year. Read More »

World Cup champions in danger

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Ozil has been criticised for his efforts in Germany's first match and he has been left out of the starting XI tonight, as has the much maligned Sami Khedira . Ozil had played every game for Germany in major competitions since the start of the 2010 World Cup , for a total of 26 matches in a row. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go , which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app. Read More »

Mexico see off South Korea to continue ideal World Cup start

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Carlos Vela stepped up to slot the ball home, sending South Korean goalkeeper Cho Hyun-Woo the wrong way from what was the 14th penalty in 28 games at Russian Federation 2018. Juan Carlos Osorio's team dominated possession in the opening stages, and took the lead from the penalty spot on 26 minutes after Andres Guardado's cross into the box was clearly handled by a sliding Jang Hyun-soo. Read More »

Neymar's dive showed why VAR is necessary at the World Cup

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That also means Jesus' Manchester City teammate Danilo retains his place, having not even been expected to go to the World Cup until a late injury ruled Paris Saint-Germain's Dani Alves out of the competition. Neymar has endured a hard week and it was clearly too much for him after the final whistle. Brazil plays its next game on Wednesday against Serbia at 2 p.m. Read More »

Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

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Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game against a German side that appeared uncharacteristically frail in defense and toothless in attack, and that must now avoid defeat against Sweden to ensure that they don't fail to qualify from the group stages for the first time since 1938. Read More »

Rangers Sign Jon Flanagan On A Free Transfer From Liverpool

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The 25-year-old defender is a former Liverpool team mate of Rangers manager Steven Gerrard , who was key to his decision to move to Scotland. That came after he was sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and 12 months community service after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend in December. Read More »

Liverpool too slow to sign Nabil Fekir, says Lyon president

The Reds looked set to sign the Frenchman earlier this month after agreeing a £52m deal with Lyon . Aulas has now shed light on why Lyon took the decision to call off the move, accusing Liverpool of delaying the process. Nabil is an exceptional player. The failure with Liverpool has aroused the interest of other clubs. I have always listened in priority the players who are, on a relationship level, for me my kids, sons. Read More »

Suns make Ayton draft's No. 1 pick

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Ayton, who said he knew he was going to be the No. 1 pick after working out for the Suns on June 6, said he was still blown away when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called his name. "Most definitely", he said. "Being down low and really trying to be dominant". His 24 double-doubles tied for the second-most ever by a freshman in Division I history. Read More »

Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

Belgium expect to be up against a defensive Tunisia , who will rely on quick counter-attacks. They can seal qualification to the second round with a win today, and start fulfilling some of the potential their squad promises. Romelu Lukaku , Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard again lead the attack in an unchanged Belgium lineup for the World Cup game against Tunisia . Read More »

Dwight Howard expected to finalize buyout with Nets, enter free agency

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With their entire fleet of centers, including JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia David West and Kevon Looney all entering free agency this summer, Howard is a positional fit for the Warriors as well, and he would not only fill a hole vacated by free agency, but looks to be an talent upgrade over his predecessors. Read More »

Ronaldo goal ends Morocco’s World Cup

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And Costa moved to within one goal of Ronaldo in fortunate fashion as a clearance ricocheted off him and into the Iranian net as Spain survived a huge scare in Kazan. Let us know in the comments section below. "We'll definitely focus on them as whole and as a collective". Host Russia will join the South Americans with 6 points, while Egypt are eliminated along with Saudi Arabia, with a game still to play. Read More »