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American Mark Geiger to referee England-Colombia round-of-16 clash

United. The England team is being roared by an army of fans at home. We just know we will give everything for our country and take strength from the support. England continues to show its a contender, especially on the lighter side of the bracket, moving on with a narrow victory. "But we have played tough matches that have made us stronger, more confident and with more belief in ourselves". Read More »

Pressure intensifies on Brazil to win a 6th World Cup title

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We are going to rest really well and going to really try to win that match", the 27-year-old added. "We've never practised penalty kicks as a team", Nishino told reporters on Sunday in Russian Federation, the Sankei Shimbun daily said. "The squad is in a very good place, mentally and physically", said Martinez. Romelu is a player and person I have a special relationship with. So it went to a tiebreaker, the disciplinary records, and Japan had fewer yellow cards than Senegal. Read More »

Putin congratulates Russian Federation for World Cup win over Spain

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It took the late introduction of mobile out and out striking duo Iago Aaspas and Rodrigo for Spain to finally get a look in on Igor Akinfeev's well protected goal. Four years later, he redeemed himself in the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. "Whenever you are knocked out of a World Cup , it is very painful". Read More »

Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard Interested in Playing with LeBron James

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It had always been rumored that James would be joining the Lakers as a free agent. The Lakers renounced the rights to power forward Julius Randle on Monday, a surprise move compounded by the subsequent report the Lakers would use their freshly created cap space to sign Rondo to a one-year, $9 million contract. Read More »

LeBron James will not have face-to-face meeting with Cavaliers

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LeBron James is officially an National Basketball Association free agent. The Cavs now believe they are "still in the mix" to retain James, according to McMenamin. The Cleveland Cavaliers' star will decline his player option for the 2018-19 season, preventing him from making $35.6 million for the upcoming campaign and making him an unrestricted free agent. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: Serena beats Rus to enter second round

And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result. But Serena has a problem, a odd distaste for an unglamorous part of her job: drug-testing. Rus rolled her eyes at that notion after the match, saying: "I mean, she doesn't start a tournament if she's not prepared". Maybe so, but Williams double-faulted on the initial point, and dropped in some offerings in the low 130kph range, rather slow for her. Read More »

Thai Soccer Team Found Alive in Cave After 9 Days

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Mr Stanton and Mr Volanthen, along with a third Briton, Robert Harper, joined the "huge" search operation after the British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) was contacted by Thai authorities seeking expert help. "This is going to be a complicated rescue". There also likely wouldn't be any living creatures native to the cave that the group could catch and eat, White said, so any food they ate would likely have been brought in with them a week ago. Read More »

Watch NBA star CONFIRM Thunder move at Russell Westbrook party — Paul George

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George, the forward who arrived in Oklahoma City from the Indiana Pacers prior to last season, who opted out of the previous year of his contract to become a free agent, has committed to signing a new deal with Oklahoma City. Is keeping Melo really worth that much money? They have a good coach in Billy Donovan and by all accounts, it's a happy locker room. Then he was traded off to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rest is history. Read More »

England vs. Colombia World Cup live stream info, channel

This will be the sixth World Cup match for the 43-year-old former math teacher from Beachwood, New Jersey, and the third at this tournament. While England was able to rest eight players for its last group game against Belgium, Colombia had to fight to the last minute to get past Senegal after losing its opening match to Japan. Read More »

Roger Federer confirms shock Uniqlo switch

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Roger Federer's career-long association with Nike appeared to be over on Monday (July 2) as the Wimbledon champion walked on to Centre Court to open the defence of his men's singles title wearing a Uniqlo branded outfit. No one was sure of what brand he would wear at the All England Club, especially since he wore a suit for his pre-tournament press conference. Federer begins his campaign to win a record-equalling ninth title with a first round match against Dušan Lajović. Read More »

India make two changes for England tour

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With the 2019 ODI World Cup less than 12 months away, there is more than bragging rights at stake as both sides look to fine-tune preparations against an opposition of note. And the point was that we haven't played in those wet and damp conditions ever as a team. "I spoke with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma as well who've been here before". Read More »

Golden State's Kevin Durant arriving in Manila on July 8

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Dallas also intends to decline the $5 million club option on Dirk Nowitzki's contract and re-sign him once its salary structure is more settled, the person told the AP. When he does, the Warriors winning a third straight title will become as inevitable as ... well, Kevin Durant re-signing with the Golden State Warriors this summer. Read More »

LeBron James is Moving to LA-And Twitter is Celebrating with Memes

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They could make no changes to the current roster and be the clear favorite to represent the East in the 2019 NBA Finals, which would nearly certainly be against the Golden State Warriors , if not LeBron's Lakers or the Houston Rockets. Three hours after the jerseys went live , Fanatics had already seen a 600% spike in sales compared to the same period when James announced his return to the Cavaliers before the 2014 National Basketball Association season, the retailer said. Read More »

Spain back to dark ages after World Cup debacle

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev reaches a penalty with his foot during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia , Sunday, July 1, 2018. David de Gea was in a very honest but defiant mood following Spain's shock World Cup exit at the hands of Russian Federation on Sunday. Sunday's defeat ended Andres Iniesta's Spain career. Read More »

Cameron Bancroft holds no grudges, says ready to play for Australia again

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Thunder also announced the signing of 25-year old allrounder Daniel Sams. " Cameron (Bancroft ) has been in Perth and I've been doing what I've been doing, and I've got family at home". "But I've accepted my punishment, I've accepted what I've gone through and I'm moving forward and part of my rehab is playing cricket as well and that's what I love doing". Read More »

Tiger Woods hails positive putting progress ahead of The Open

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He was six-under through holes 10-14 at TPC Potomac, Maryland and his round featured seven single putts, including a 50-foot eagle putt on the 10 hole. "One word would be frustrating, to make four bogeys like that, I couldn't afford to do that", Woods told CBS Sports after his round. "When you play two tours, you need to balance the two things", he said. Read More »

Guard Rajon Rondo Agrees To One-Year Deal With Lakers

Randle had been searching for an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Lakers didn't want to match a sheet and commit long-term years and money as they pursue the possibility of star free agents in 2019, including Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs . Read More »

Roger Federer drops decades-old Nike partnership for Uniqlo

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Roger Federer boosted his bank balance by a reported $300 million on Monday, marking his 20th straight Wimbledon appearance with a new clothing deal. Gone was the Nike swoosh from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing. "But like Uniqlo, I also have a great love for life, culture and humanity", Federer said . Read More »

Serena Williams wins at Wimbledon in return to All England Club

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This will be the first time she'll compete since withdrawing from the French Open earlier this month with a chest muscle injury before her fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova . Williams' return to Wimbledon carries extra significance as it is 20 years since she made her debut, reaching the third round as a raw teenager. Williams came back to hold there and wouldn't drop another game the rest of the way, dealing better with the wind that whipped this way and that at No 1 Court and ... Read More »

Max Verstappen wins in Austria in Red Bull's home race

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Daniel Ricciardo , the Dutchman's Red Bull team-mate, and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton were forced into emergency second pit stops yet Verstappen managed the soft tyres he took on at his only stop for 56 laps. "This is exactly how motor racing can go". "It was going good and all of a sudden it quickly fell apart". "It was hard to tell because Kimi was catching, Sebastian was catching", said Verstappen. Read More »

Murray carrying lighter load than usual at Wimbledon

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And as it stands he will take on Frenchman Paire , who lost to Murray in the fourth round a year ago, as he looks to take another significant step to putting his fitness troubles behind him. He has practised for a long time already so I'm going to try to do my best and see how he is. He repeated the feat in 2016 with a straight sets win against Milos Raonic , but faces a hard route through this time with rising star Denis Shapovalov and seasoned veteran Juan Martin Del Potro both possible ... Read More »

Marcelo likely to be fit for Mexico clash

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Marcelo limped from the pitch early during Wednesday's game in Moscow, being replaced by Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis, with the score still at 0-0. Just eight minutes had been played before the drama unfolded, with Real Madrid full back putting the ball out of play straight from a goal kick to receive treatment. Read More »

Wolff: Ferrari team orders would've been 'brutal'

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Vettel was penalised three places on the Austrian grand prix grid for the incident. Vettel was also in trouble for a collision with Bottas at the French Grand Prix last weekend and now has three penalty points on his Super License. I wasn't told on the radio so I apologise to him, there was no intention". He said he was pleased with his recovery to claim a podium finish after being demoted to sixth on the grid, from third, for impeding Carlos Sainz of Renault during Q2 on Saturday. Read More »

LeBron James signs for LA Lakers in $154MILLION DEAL

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James wouldn't make his final decision then, as Paul would go on to meet with officials from the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday before that tweet heard "round the world". The Golden State Warriors are still the two-time reigning National Basketball Association champions, but watching the Lakers and Warriors division rivalry series next season will be must-see television. Read More »

Roger Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

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Federer made his Wimbledon debut in 1999 and is a favourite to win a record-extending ninth title there this year and yet the 36-year-old Swiss said he was not immune to the grandeur of the opening day. Federer breezed into the second round over Lajovic, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. "Basically the first one on the show court, it's always a lot to ask for from the players but I love it". Read More »

With LeBron, Lakers suddenly a betting favorite

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Getty Magic Johnson has the most cap space to work with of any team in the league. The signing of James also gives Luke Walton a more productive player to run his offense. James might end up being the only top free agent to sign in Los Angeles this summer (no offense, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee ) but next summer should be a big one for Magic Johnson and Co., too. Read More »

Neymar, Roberto Firmino Push Brazil Past Mexico at 2018 World Cup

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The second match against Brazil saw them facing off against a resilient Costa Rican defence, who kept the Selecao at bay until the first minute of injury time after which Philippe Coutinho scored the opener for Brazil in the 91st minute and Neymar finishing off the match with a 97th-minute goal. Read More »

Dee Ex Bee can be buzz horse at Duty Free Irish Derby

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Aidan O'Brien accepted defeat with a rare quip. Latrobe bore the same colours - those of Australian Lloyd Williams - the Joseph O'Brien trained Rekindling donned to win the "race that stops a nation" previous year with his father's Johannes Vermeer second in Melbourne. Read More »

Portugal coach Santos turns melancholic after defeat, hopes Ronaldo doesn't quit

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The Paris Saint-Germain striker scored both his team's goals in the 2-1 victory in their last-16 tie, before hobbling off with a calf problem. Ronaldo again failed to find the back of the net as Portugal lost the game 2-1. Cristiano Ronaldo managed a smile despite departing Russian Federation on the back of World Cup heartache as he flew home with the Portugal team on Sunday. Read More »

Chris Broussard Predicts The Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard Trade

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While most of today's Los Angeles Lakers rumors have involved LeBron James , another free agent the team may be targeting is DeMarcus Cousins . Kawhi Leonard prior to Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriorsc at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017. Read More »

Hot-putting Woods shoots 65 to sit four off lead

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His fourth shot ended 35 feet from the pin just off the green, and his putt came up four feet short, yielding a double bogey. This moved Woods to 2 over for the day. "They'll go in eventually". "Right now I'm only four back, the golf course is getting a little more hard and I just need to be patient with it, there's a long way to go". Read More »

Heavy-hearted Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

Murray beat Paire in the fourth round at Wimbledon past year as the defending champion, then lost to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals, clearly hampered by the hip, and did not play again for the rest of 2017. You obviously gain stuff physically by playing matches and obviously ultimately that's the best test for you is to play competitive matches. "I'm sad that he's not playing Wimbledon ". Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers instantly become a contender with LeBron James

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But the Lakers will instantly rise with James, a three-time champion who after being swept by the Warriors in this year's NBA Finals said he is still driven and very much in "championship mode". "If James does return to the Cavs, or signals to them that he wants to, no one on the roster would be untouchable from a trade perspective." Then came another shocker. Read More »

Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat

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They started off their campaign in a rather unimpressive manner as they secured a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. In the match's closing stages they rallied once more, but Brazil defended stoically before doubling their lead on the break through a Roberto Firmino tap-in after Neymar's effort was diverted by the toe of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa . Read More »