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Zimbabwean rugby team forced to sleep on streets

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Coltart said the players had spent six hours at the airport battling visa issues before they were taken to the hotel, which they rejected. The Sables will play against Tunisia in the latest round of Africa Rugby's Gold Cup competition on Saturday. Read More »

Edinson Cavani still can't train, set to miss France clash

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A very different task awaits in breaking through Uruguay's brick wall of a defence that will not allow Mbappe the same space to exploit. The winners from today's matches will face each other in the quarter-finals in Sochi next weekend. "We tried our best and we played a good game", Santos said. The match will showcase several cross-border friendships. Central defenders Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez play their club football together at Atletico Madrid and that showed as they repelled ... Read More »

Barcelona's Andre Gomes attracting Premier League interest

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Chambers moved to Emirates Stadium from Southampton in 2014, and has since made over 80 appearances for the Gunners. The 22-year-old has impressed for Uruguay in Russian Federation and was instrumental in his side's 2-1 victory over Portugal in which he man-marked Cristiano Ronaldo . Read More »

England can not be hindered by history, says Southgate

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Sweden topped their group, beating Mexico and South Korea, before edging past Switzerland 1-0 to set up clash with England . Kylian Mbappe announced himself on the global stage with a double in France's 4-3 win against Argentina in the last 16, and Griezmann showed signs he is starting to fire. Read More »

Rybarikova and Stephens stunned at Wimbledon

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For the second straight year, Sloane Stephens , the top-ranked American woman in the world, is out at Wimbledon in the first round. Vekic, who ranked 55th in the world, lost all of her previous five matches against top 5 opponents. With her favourite surface being clay, and having never gone past the third round at Wimbledon, Rus will find it tough to impose herself on Williams' hard-hitting groundstrokes and powerful serve. Read More »

Liverpool's Highest-Paid Stars After Salah's New Record Deal

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Speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, new Anfield midfielder Fabinho has revealed it is nothing short of an honour to be able to wear the red of Liverpool . The 21-year-old attacker is a brother of the French global Nabil, who is now on worldwide duty in Russian Federation with Les Bleus. 'It's good. It's very, very good, ' Klopp said. Read More »

Neymar, antics overshadow Brazil title push

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Martinez now faces a tricky decision concerning his line-up with Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini pressing for starts after coming off the bench against Japan to turn the game around in the last half an hour. The rapid recovery seemed miraculous. "We wasted a lot of time because of one single player", he said. Their win against Mexico in the Samara Arena took them one step closer to the title they haven't won since 2002, but still left some questions to be answered. Read More »

England end their penalty curse, beat Colombia in petulant game

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I'll still be pacing the room and peeping through my fingers if the Sweden game goes down to the wire. Captain Harry Kane was England's goalscoring hero at the Otkritie Arena with a second-half penalty to give his team a second-half lead, before goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's heroics in the shootout saw the England qualify for their first last-eight tie since 2006. Read More »

How to Watch Colombia vs England

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After four minutes of mayhem as Colombia protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russian Federation 2018. Crucially, they were able to stand up and fight on after the punch in the gut that came with Yerry Mina's stoppage-time equaliser. Read More »

Chelsea Preparing £62M Bid For Liverpool Target

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Courtois, who is contracted at Stamford Bridge until 2019, has previously said his "heart" is in the Spanish capital as his family remains based there following his multi-year loan spell with Atletico Madrid . That sets up a mouthwatering clash with five-time world champions Brazil in the quarter-finals on Friday (7pm). Ex-Liverpool shot-stopper Chris Kirkland has hit out at the Belgian. Read More »

LeBron James weighing many options as free agency looms

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For the Thunder, as small as their chances were to acquire James, they needed James to opt into the final year of his contract so they could acquire him via trade. The Lakers and Sixers have enough cap space to sign James and the Cavaliers hold his Bird Rights and can go over the cap to re-sign him. This now puts James in the open market for the first third time in his career where he will have the full ability to choose where he wants to play next season and possibly further than that. Read More »

Leading England is easy, says Kane

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Harry Kane says it has been an easy job leading England at the World Cup so far. Kane is the top-scorer, a world-class striker and the most confident player in the England side right now. 17% of people said they are actively supporting Gareth Southgate's men, with 16% rallying behind Brazil. No South American side have won on European soil since a Pele-inspired Brazil 60 years ago, but in a World Cup of shocks and surprises, nothing can be taken for granted. Read More »

Octopus killed for food after correctly predicting 3 World Cup games

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Rabiot was caught in the coastal town of Obira, north-west of Hokkaido, on the day of Japan's opening World Cup match against Colombia in Russian Federation on June 19. But the predictions came to an end after the fisherman who bought Rabiot made a decision to sell him for food just before the knockout stage. "I hope that the second Rabiot will also give all the outcomes correctly and that Japan will go all the way", he said to Sora News 24 . Read More »

Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave

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Mr. Stanton said , waving a flashlight toward the bedraggled, hungry boys. "13?" Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, two expert cave divers from Britain, found the group about 300-400 meters (yards) past a section of the cave on higher ground that was believed to be where they might have taken shelter. Read More »

Russia defeats Spain in shootout at World Cup

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Russia's Artem Dzyuba celebrates scoring on a penalty against Spain in the round of 16 World Cup match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. Speaking after the underwhelming draw with Morocco, Spain manager Fernando Hierro told the press: "We said this would be a tough match". Spain held the 1-0 advantage for some time until Gerard [VIDEO ]Pique's handball inside the box gifted the hosts a penalty just a couple of minutes before half-time. Read More »

England can 'hurt' any team in the World Cup, says Welbeck

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England can "hurt" any team they play, according to Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck. "But I ask you, can we get out Belgium who is a smaller country than 40m?" "I thought he was never at full fitness" in England due to an earlier knee injury, Southgate said. Read More »

Serena Williams Wins First Match at Wimbledon in All-White Nike Dress

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Williams, 36, is one of many athletes in the worldwide testing pool who is required by the USADA to let the agency know her whereabouts for a one-hour period of her choosing every day, even when not competing. Having been forced to withdraw from Roland Garros before her scheduled match against Maria Sharapova , it was an encouraging start to her Wimbledon campaign. Read More »

England open the score against Colombia

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England head coach Gareth Southgate . Colombia will face England in the World Cup round of 16 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday. Abel Aguilar is confirmed to be on the absentee list. Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli , Jordan Henderson , Jesse Lingard , Ashley Young , Raheem Sterling, and Harry Kane . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to move from Real Madrid to Juventus for £100million?

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Spanish newspaper AS reported that Ronaldo's camp had confirmed the existence of an offer from Juventus - and that more could follow in the coming days - but insisted that no deal was completed. A source close to Ronaldo told ESPN in June that he remained determined to leave Real Madrid this summer, though he would only consider a move to England, France or Italy. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray withdraws - how Twitter reacted

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But Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis today insisted that Murray's withdrawal would not hit the tournament, as he said: "We feel for Andy ". Dart, who was watching from the stands when Murray won his first Wimbledon title in 2013, beat Pliskova's twin sister Kristyna less than a week ago at Eastbourne to secure her first WTA Tour-level victory. Read More »

The teams standing between England and the World Cup final

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Since that day in Stuttgart, 16 different countries have won World Cup knockout matches and England have won none. Out of all Kane's strike rivals, he is most similar to Ronaldo. The last 16 match gets underway at 19:00. It also meant that a victory would lead to arguably a less hard quarter-final against Sweden or Switzerland, rather than Brazil or Mexico. Read More »

Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1, will meet France in the quarter-finals

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He might feel that there's unfinished business with the Copa America, so the five-time Ballon d'Or victor might stay on in the attempt to win at least one trophy with his national team. "We have to be strong as a team, just as Uruguay are strong as a team". "I hope it's going to be a great clash", he said. It was quite clear that Uruguay boss, Oscar Tabarez had planned his strategies quite well. Read More »

Roger Federer ditches Nike for '$300m deal' with Uniqlo

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During last month's grasscourt event in Halle, Federer confirmed his deal with Nike had expired in March but he kept his arrangement with Uniqlo firmly under wraps until Monday. But like Uniqlo, I also have great love for life, culture and humanity. "It's also something that was very important for me, for the fans really". The new relationship gives Uniqlo another shot at exploiting one of the sport's all-time greats. Read More »

Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder

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All along, there have been four teams believed to have a chance to sign LeBron. Last season, George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 79 games. Oklahoma City would then pay a luxury-tax bill of more than $145 million - easily surpassing the previous record of $90-plus million for the 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets and bringing total payroll beyond $300 million. Read More »

Mexico crashes out of World Cup, losing to 'superior' Brazil 2-0

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They got by South Korea 2-1 with Carlos Vela and Chicharito scoring one each, but utterly fell apart against Sweden, nearly getting bounced out of the tournament losing 3-0. Brazil's forward Neymar (L) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018 . Read More »

Messi, Ronaldo knocked out of FIFA World Cup on same day

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Argentina - powered by the man considered to be the best in the world, Lionel Messi , 31 - squeaked their way out of the Group Stage, only to fall at the hands (or in this case, feet) of France's national team. Germany's Toni Kroos kept his side on life-support for a few days after his dramatic late free kick victor against Sweden. In addition to scoring goals, his hard work will inspire his teammates. Read More »

Barcelona won't compete with Man Utd for Chelsea midfielder Willian

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The Brazilian, now at the World Cup with his national side, has already been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with Manchester United repeatedly mentioned as his most likely destination. Barcelona hope to negotiate a better price for Chelsea forward Willian after having an initial £50m bid knocked back, according to a report. The Sun on Sunday say Maurizio Sarri could be installed as Chelsea manager as early as Monday and will look to sign CSKA Moscow's Russian ... Read More »

Real Madrid deny Neymar bid

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Neymar , 26, became the world's most expensive player past year when he moved to PSG from Barcelona for €222 million. " Real Madrid is surprised that Spanish public television has been able to broadcast absolutely false information without anyone from this medium contacting any of the parties to check the alleged information that could easily have been denied". Read More »

LeBron James moves to the LA Lakers: Social media reactions

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The former second-round pick has been one of the most outspoken Lakers fans in the Raiders locker room, but Khalil Mack has been one of LeBron James' biggest advocates. He played in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career in 2017-18 and becomes the first player in National Basketball Association history to lead the post-season in scoring and switch teams during the off-season. Read More »