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Bullish Harry Kane says World Cup can be his first trophy

Responding to a question from a local journalist regarding jokes on social media that the Russian teapot he was presented with in Repino represented his first trophy, Kane replied: "I've got a lot of scoring trophies in my career". England manager Gareth Southgate was delighted with his team. Russian media said authorities used planes in the months before the game to spray the area around the stadium, which is next to the massive Volga river, with a special substance created to kill off the ... Read More »

Fekir could still join Liverpool this summer

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The Sun says he has been offered to Premier League clubs for £66million. The 24-year-old was rewarded for his terrific season by earning a call up to the French World Cup squad, beating the likes of Dimitri Payet, Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette to a place on the plane to Russian Federation. Read More »

Neymar’s performance during Brazil vs Switzerland match gets meme treatment

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At one point he even jumped away from a challenge, in a similar way to David Beckham - who also missed the build-up to a World Cup with a metatarsal injury - against Brazil in 2002. He's got to be very unlucky not to be in the team. The great and the cruel thing about worldwide football tournaments is their randomness, how single moments can decide games and games can decide campaigns. Read More »

Wolves announce signing of Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon

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He was part of the team that won the European Championship in France two years ago and has been a regular for his country since 2011. Those approvals may not be straightforward as Patricio, who had spent his entire career with Sporting, was one of a number of players who annulled his contract with the Portuguese club earlier this month. Read More »

Fleetwood ties US Open record with 63

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American Brooks Koepka showed resolve and composure to fend off a spectacular performance from Tommy Fleetwood on Sunday and become just the third man since 1945 to defend the US Open . Next June at Pebble Beach, he will have the chance to become just the second player after Willie Anderson (1903-05) to win three straight U.S. Opens. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's World Cup team plane catches fire midair with squad onboard

Their next game will take place this Wednesday. Russia's Rossiya airline said: "Preliminary cause of malfunction with airplane carrying Saudi National Soccer team was a bird in the engine". Saudi Arabia lost to Russian Federation 5-0 during their 2018 World Cup opener on June 14. A Saudi Arabia statement said: "All the Saudi national team players have arrived safely and now are staying in their residence". Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association probes chants by Mexico fans for homophobia

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Although it can have different meanings, " puto " is roughly the Spanish equivalent of 'f*****.' Fans in Mexico use the chant to insult opposing goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Germany's Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich in action with Mexico's Hector Moreno, Raul Jimenez and Jesus Gallardo. "We were very vulnerable because we lost balls going forward and that left gaps". Read More »

Nationals make early trade splash by adding All-Star closer

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Included in the package are third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez (rated the organization's 10th-best prospect), outfielder Blake Perkins (rated 11th) and right-hander Yohanse Morel . On Sunday night, the 37-year-old Madson took the loss for the Nationals after giving up back-to-back homers in the eighth inning of the Blue Jays' 8-6 win. Read More »

Fire drama on Saudi Arabian team flight

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One person who posted footage of the incident said: "This is the Saudi team plane which they use to travel in Russian Federation for their next match against Uruguay ". It is understood the plane is 12-years-old and players filmed themselves calmly leaving the aircraft after their ordeal. The game against Uruguay will give Saudi Arabia a chance to move on from their 5-0 defeat to Uruguay on Thursday. Read More »

Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

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The Volgograd Arena, which hosts the Group G fixture, stands in the foreground of the Motherland Calls monument in the Russian city formerly known as Stalingrad , which was the scene of one of the most significant battles of World War II. "My aim is to go out there with confidence and play my best for the team", Harry Kane said. "The first game of any tournament is huge", said Kane. Read More »

Arsenal agree Bernd Leno deal with Bayer Leverkusen

The north London giants have already completed the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner . Early summer reports suggested that Emery would only have only £50 million in his transfer budget to spend after the expensive January deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but further news have stated the budget has been boosted to £70 million. Read More »

England vs Tunisia, 18 June 2018

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Despite Walker's blunder, England were the dominant side in the opening 45 minutes and Ferdinand was generally pleased with the display. Recent friendlies wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica show that this young English squad isn't completely off the rails. Read More »

David Warner agrees to join St Lucia Stars for 2018…

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The Twenty20 CPL runs from 8 August to 16 September and Warner will replace compatriot D'Arcy Short. Former Australian skipper, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed 12-Month ban from global cricket due to the Cape Town ball tampering case in a test match against South Africa . Read More »

Boston Celtics given best odds at landing Kawhi Leonard

Because of a trade deadline deal with the Cavaliers, the Lakers have enough cap space to absorb two "max" slots, and are interested in Paul George and James. As a result, the Lakers can put together an attractive trade offer for Leonard. None of this means that the Celtics are definitely going to get Leonard, but it certainly improves their chances if the Spurs' list of potential trade partners has been cut in half. Read More »

Sexton and pack lead Ireland to win over Australia

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However, Andrew Conway and Tadhg Furlong crossed the whitewash in Melbourne and Ireland came close to adding yet more tries , while Johnny Sexton was nearly imperious with the boot, nailing six of his seven opportunities. Man of the match: Tadhg Furlong was huge throughout the match. Four minutes from the end Irish replacement McGrath was yellow carded for a deliberate knock-on and the Wallabies had crossed for a try through Taniela Tupou on 77 minutes. Read More »

Belgium vs Panama Preview

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The central Americans have not impressed in warm-up games and it remains to see if their first ever World Cup match will be a Cinderella fairy tale, or a rude awakening. Romelu Lukaku enjoys scoring against lesser opponents and Panama are just that. Senegal will draw on the spirit of the late Bruno Metsu, the maverick French coach who led them to the 2002 quarter-finals, when they face Poland in their first World Cup match in 16 years. Read More »

Salah still appears in discomfort ahead of Russian Federation game

Salah, the Premier League's player of the season, is recovering from injuring his shoulder while playing for Liverpool in last month's Champions League final. "The second game will be our most important one in the group stage", said Russia's deputy prime minister and former football federation president Vitaly Mutko after attending Russia's training session on Sunday. Read More »

Chelsea and PSG to hold €100M transfer talks over France worldwide

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The 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the top holding midfielders in world football, and he seemed to be in good spirits as he posed for a picture after having a haircut over the weekend with A Star Barbers. After pulling off the greatest underdog story in sporting history, Kante signed for Chelsea. "I can not explain everything [about why he preferred Chelsea] but it is quite obvious when you look at where he has gone". Read More »

Chelsea's Eden Hazard addresses Real Madrid speculation

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Quizzed again on the Madrid rumours by L'Equipe , the two-time Premier League title victor said: "I do not want to talk about transfers right now". I have been asked so many times about that. However, a transfer has failed to materialise despite Hazard's reported desire to play Real Madrid at some point in his career. "I wait to see whether the [Chelsea] coach will stay or leave", Hazard told L'Equipe . Read More »

South Korea's cunning 'shirtswap' plan to confuse Sweden

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Skipper Andreas Granqvist coolly converted a 65th minute penalty awarded after video review to hand Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea in a scrappy Group F encounter at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Monday. "It's very important that we show respect for opponents, always and in every way". South Korea's creative strategy appears to be in response to be after a member of the Swedish coaching staff was caught spying on their pre-World Cup training camp in Austria . Read More »

U.S. Open Live Stream

Especially as it came on two completely different styles of course . Previous year he was seen as a beneficiary of the benevolent Erin Hills set-up. Koepka has played there once, finishing eighth in the PGA Tour event that uses three courses . 1 Koepka started playing golf when he was 10 years old following a vehicle crash that left him with facial injuries and meant he was banned from playing contact sports. Read More »

Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic SENT HOME from World Cup

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Croatia opened their Group D campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over the Super Eagles on Saturday evening but faced an unsettling scenario with the AC Milan forward. Kalinic, the AC Milan striker who once upon a time represented Blackburn Rovers, was a substitute during the encounter. His exit means Croatia have just Mario Mandzukic left within their squad as an out-and-out No.9. Read More »

Portugal star's bust swapped at Madeira airport

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The original, by local artist Emanuel Santos, was unveiled 16 months ago at a ceremony to rename the airport after one of Madeira's most famous sons, CR7 having been born in the capital Funchal. The new statue is not to everyone's taste though, with a petition launched online to have the heavily mocked previous version put back in place. "The bust is more an attraction for our island today and we cannot accept in any way its replacement", the petition says. Read More »

Errol Spence Jr., welterweight world titleholder, ready for Carlos Ocampo

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I've said that since I was 15-0. "I've been dealing with pressure since I've been fighting and this is just another fight for me", Spence said. I don't think there's any extra pressure fighting in my hometown. He's my mandatory, so I would rather get it out of the way now, rather than have it as a bump in the road later on when I'm trying to get bigger and better fights. Read More »

Century club beckons for Federer after Stuttgart title

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If I want to win there, or at least have a little chance to win, I should play two or three tournaments before'. And because of the vagaries in the tennis ranking system, the win saw Federer replace Rafa Nadal as the World No 1, despite the Spaniard coming off victory at Roland Garros. Read More »

Joe Joyce Crushes 5th Opponent In Round 1

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Bacurin was a late replacement and caused no problems whatsoever as Joyce strolled to his fifth win out of five. As you can see in the video below, he barely needed to break a sweat and hardly landed a clean punch before Bancurin went down. Read More »

South Korean players wear wrong squad numbers in training to confuse Sweden

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It sounds amusing, but there might be something to it. As per reports, Shin stated that South Korea's captain Ki Sung-yueng and Son Heung-min, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League (EPL), were the only ones to wear their usual kits while playing against Bolivia and Senegal in their friendlies ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Read More »

Patrice Evra hits out at 'unfair' Paul Pogba criticism

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Former Juventus coach Fabio Capello says his old club did great business selling Paul Pogba to Manchester United . However, while Federation Internationale de Football Association have since ruled the effort as an own goal , Pogba also played the pass through to Antoine Griezmann which led to France's first goal - which eventually came from the penalty spot. Read More »

England Star Flies Home From South Africa For 'Family Reasons'

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As if the defeat was not disappointing enough for England, they suffered another blow when it was confirmed that Billy Vunipola refractured his arm during the first half. "We are going to have to regroup for next week". They have lost their lost five games in-a-row (six including the Barbarians fixture) and will be desperately seeking to turn things around. Read More »

Federer secures spot in Stuttgart semifinal

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I really wanted to cut down the length of the points as much as possible to see how that goes. "I thought I was able to stay aggressive, and cut down the length of the points, which I wanted to do". The 36-year-old took that momentum into the second set, breaking Pella in the first service game and consolidating. "Mischa's level dropped in the last two sets and that gave me a chance to win". Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association satisfied with video referee debut at World Cup

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From the stands and across the world the message was clear, we share your heartbreak, but we're mighty proud. MF Tom Rogic, 6 - Australia's most creative player was far too passive for the majority of the game. However, it would be a shame if the flight of the ball, or the fact that similar goals have gone over the line and then back out again, which have not been given at World Cups in the past, remain the focus. Read More »

Gary Neville calls Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri 'unprofessional'

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The Mirror reports that "Brazilian outlet CalcioInsider are now claiming that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has turned his attention to Paqueta, who he sees as an alternative to the 24-year-old Frenchman". There's no doubt and he epitomised it. "But he could also be there for three matches, do nothing and just amble and wobble around". 'To be honest with you, with him, players like that I can't have. Read More »

Russian Federation 2018: Messi fires blank as Iceland hold Argentina

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Billed as minnows facing annihilation against the messiah, Iceland - the smallest nation ever to play in a World Cup - defied all expectations to snuff out Argentina and its biggest star. I'm pretty sure all the stadiums will be doing it when we play, both sets of fans. "They have to seize the day". With an exciting plethora of players, it's not hard to see why there is a lot of hype surrounding the Nigerians. Read More »