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Brazil late show eliminates Costa Rica

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In the 48th minute, Navas raced out to clear but his clearance went straight to Paulinho , who got his head up and chipped to Neymar at the far post. Social media wasn't kind as plenty - including former England star Gary Lineker - slammed the 26-year-old for his Oscar-worthy dive. Neymar had a running battle with the referee for most of the match. Read More »

Nigeria vs Iceland : We’re still in the race, says disappointed Heimir

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If the two teams are tied in differential, it goes to goals scored to figure out who advances, where Nigeria is now one goal ahead. They felt like the end of an era. Iceland - 1 (-2) 4. They would still require a win against Nigeria but this scenario allows the possibility of using Croatia's win over Iceland to sneak the team into the round of 16. Read More »

Celtics take advantage of Robert Williams slipping to No. 27

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He was a two-time SEC defensive player of the year. Without a doubt, Williams celebrated his arrival to the National Basketball Association following his selection - as all players that experience that incredible honor deserve to do - but it wouldn't be a surprise if the celebration was at least partly to blame for this one. Read More »

LaVar Ball sets sights on Summer League for son LiAngelo

The younger brother of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball was not drafted after working out for the Lakers and Golden State Warriors , but had been hoping to score a summer league invite from L.A. That last bit as actually a bit of a surprise. The only problem is there's no guarantee LiAngelo will be able to find a Summer League opportunity. Read More »

League executives think Collin Sexton doesn’t affect LeBron James’ decision

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On a Thursday edition of ESPN's "The Jump", Brian Windhorst corroborated Cowherd's statement and said that he believes James is considering just two teams to join this summer. "When I called him...he wanted to run here...that's meaningful to us. He means the world to us and this franchise". The 19-year-old lacks professional experience, but Altman pointed out that James dealt with that issue this season. Read More »

NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks

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He dropped 21 points on Texas A&M and fellow first-round pick Robert Williams at the Lakers' home arena before cutting down the Staples nets after scoring 12 points in a victory over Florida State in the West Regional final. "If it doesn't, we love this young core that we're developing and we know 2019 could present some awesome opportunities as well". "The game is fast paced". Read More »

Victor Moses says Super Eagles plan to score early against Iceland

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Saraki who was flanked by the Super Eagles Coach and their trainer, told the boys that his visit was to further encourage them like he did in Abuja, Nigeria before they departed. You know things were going well for Nigeria when fans started to do the "Skol". "The Nigerians have a lot of good players who can improvise on the field". Read More »

Mickelson apologizes 4 days after hitting moving ball

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It's my understanding of the rules. Ultimately, he got the ball in the hole, but had to take a two-stroke penalty for hitting a moving ball, He ended up with a ten on the hole. "So it's just, it's us applying the rules". If Mickelson had a bad moment on the 13th green during his third round, his final round brought a much happier occasion. Read More »

USGA pledges to soften Shinnecock for final round of US Open

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Open champion after winning his first major previous year at Erin Hills, Wis. Berger, meanwhile, is chasing his first major. The last time Shinnecock Hills hosted the event in 2004 play had to be suspended during the final round - in which 28 of the 66 players amazingly failed to break 80 - to water the seventh green, with only the victor Retief Goosen and runner-up Phil Mickelson finishing under par . Read More »

Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica

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Neymar's side however picked themselves up to score two late goals and beat Costa Rica 2-0, bouncing back from an opening-round draw against Switzerland . Serbia have three points in the bag after beating Costa Rica but this is a very different test for them. "We need to be 110 per cent to win our matches". Read More »

Nigeria vs. Iceland: Pick your Super Eagles XI

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Playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, who recovered from injury just in time for the World Cup, played 90 minutes against the South Americans, raising hopes he will remain fit for Nigeria. "However, we've moved past that disappointment and we're looking forward to the next game", Ndidi told FIFA's official website. "They play as a team and they do not have big stars, like us". Read More »

Spurs management hoping against hope Kawhi Leonard will stay

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Here's what Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne wrote Tuesday: "Leonard wants a trade to Los Angeles, preferably the Lakers over the Clippers, league sources said". Knowing Leonard won't re-sign with them in 2019 makes it hard for any other team to give up anything of value for Leonard. Popovich told the big man that they wouldn't deal him, and the two sides eventually made it work. Read More »

Oliseh: Nigerians Should Fully Support Super Eagles Against Iceland

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If Nigeria lose, they would become the third African side after Morocco and Egypt to be dumped out after just two group matches. Nigeria will see this game as its best chance to pick up points, so we can expect the Super Eagles to enjoy advantages in possession, territory and chance creation. Read More »

Pulitzer-winning Charles Krauthammer dies weeks after announcing cancer prognosis

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In a letter announcing the progression of the cancer, Krauthammer said that he only had weeks left to live. In August 2017 Krauthammer was treated for a form of cancer which took him off the air. The commentator, who regularly contributed to TIME in the 1990s and 2000s, frequently appeared on Fox News in recent years. In a note to readers on June 8, he wrote that his fight is over and he thanked his family, doctors, and colleagues and expressed satisfaction in what his life had ... Read More »

Senegal fans praised worldwide for what they did after the Poland victory

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Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute for deliberate handball - the second fastest red card in World Cup history. The wins by Japan and Senegal have given both teams a chance to enter the round of 16, but the behavior of the fans of both teams have already left them champions in the hearts of the Russian people and those around the world. Read More »

LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil: "They're not invincible"

Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out of Friday's Group E game with Costa Rica with a thigh problem and will be replaced by Corinthians right-back Fagner, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday. "You can't run away from that". "It's too big a risk". "It's going to be a very hard match given ( Costa Rica's ) loss in the first match, and a draw for us. Read More »

John Stones thanks Gareth Southgate and Vincent Kompany

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During a run, England head coach Gareth Southgate managed to dislocate his shoulder. "We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly". As far as we can tell, it hasn't affected his duties as manager greatly. He's just happy that he was the one to take the blow, and not one of his players. Read More »

Public Broadcaster comes to rescue of Aussie football fans

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The scandal, which is being monitored with interest by many sporting bodies in Australia given streaming is widely considered the future of broadcasting live sport, has already attracted the interest of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Read More »

Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

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Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna featuring a very sad Salah, the high-powered hosts are heading to the last 16 and English pundits are up for a scrap. "Cleaning up after football matches is an extension of basic behaviors that are taught in school, where the children clean their school classrooms and hallways", North told the BBC . Read More »

Spain vs. Iran final score, recap

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However, consultation with the video assistant referee saw the goal correctly ruled out for offside. Carlos Queiroz's Iran side had gone close through Karim Ansarifard and Mehdi Taremi before the crucial offside call and their endeavour throughout seemed to endear them to the crowd at the Kazan Arena . Read More »

Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

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Already 2-0 down, Australia will have to come up with a strong performance in the third one-day global at Trent Bridge, if they have to stay alive in the five-match series. He will start bowling again this week. He has managed the knee problem for several years, having had surgery in 2015. "I was able to knuckle down and get myself in", Roy said. Read More »

All-rounder Stokes out of England T20 squad

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England face Australia in a one-off T20 match on June 27 in Birmingham before hosting a three-match series against India starting on July 3. The teams also meet in Durham on June 21 and in Manchester on June 24 before taking part in a one-off Twenty20 worldwide in Birmingham on June 27. Read More »

Spieth praises U.S. Open champion Koepka

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Open and into a better and brighter tomorrow". I'm embarrassed and disappointed in my actions. "I'm sorry that you're taking it that way, it's certainly not meant that way". As a player who has been in that head space in that tournament I can see it happening to people". Afterwards, Mickelson, who carded 81, told FOX: "I was just going back and forth and I'd gladly take the two shots over continuing that display. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers hosted Trae Young in secret workout ahead of NBA Draft

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Each is projected to chosen early in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft taking place on Thursday, June 21 from the Barclays Center in New York City. That chip served him well at Oklahoma, when he led the nation with averages of 27.4 points and 8.7 assists per game. He also shot 40 percent from 3-point range on the year. Read More »

Ahmed Shehzad reportedly fails dope test, faces suspension

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While some reports claim that Shehzad has the option to opt for a second dope test to recheck the results from the first, sources of thenews.com.pak close to PCB found out that he might be banned for three months. Depending on the nature of the prohibited substance, the player could face up to a two-year ban. After their tour of England and Ireland, in which they beat Ireland in the latter's inaugural Test before sharing honours with England in a two-Test series, Pakistan travel to ... Read More »

We will not let France bully us -Peru coach

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero - who had initially been banned from the World Cup for a doping violation - was a substitute against Denmark, but could start in Yekaterinburg. 'We have to be more compact in every part of our team. But poor finishing kept Peru from taking any points, and La Blanquirroja will be forced to put up its best front against the French to attempt to fight back into contention for Group C. Read More »

Gareth Southgate: Why I kept Dele Alli on despite injury concerns

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England assistant manager Steve Holland may have dropped a hint as to England's starting line-up for their second World Cup game against Panama on Sunday. The picture leaked by The Mirror suggests that Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will come in to replace Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling . Read More »

'Milinkovic-Savic can play for any team in Europe'

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However, the 23-year-old is now reported to be attracting the interest of new Real manager Julen Lopetegui. Tadic, who plays in the Premier League for Southampton , has now revealed the advice he has given to Milinkovic-Savic as transfer speculation rumbles on. Read More »

Is VAR a factor as number of World Cup penalties soar?

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Southgate was correct in highlighting that the decision to award Tunisia a first half penalty wasn't a "clear and obvious error", but added, "if penalties are going to be given for that then it's going to be an interesting tournament". The winger did not get booked for his protests. Neville, who is working as a pundit for ITV during the tournament, says blame should not be given to the VAR officials because they simply do not have the time or resource to review decisions correctly. Read More »

Rakitic: Nobody is prouder to represent Argentina than Messi

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Croatia had better fortunes in their opening fixture, cruising past Nigeria with a 2-0 win, but will face a much tougher opponent in Argentina at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Now they meet Croatia in their second Group D game, and the Vatreni will prove to be a tricky opposition. Luka Modric, Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic will form the three-man attack behind Mandzukic to complete the team for Croatia against Argentina . Read More »