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Eight boys rescued from Thai cave in good mental, physical state

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Rescue officials said the team's coach , Ekkapol Chantawong, who also remains stranded, was among "the weakest in the group" because he gave up his share of food and water to the children in the early days of their entrapment. But bringing out the remaining four boys and their coach could take more than one operation, Narongsak warned. The Thai soccer team ventured into the Tham Luang cave complex after practice and became trapped by rising waters more than a fortnight ago. Read More »

Henry faces loyalty test: France icon is Belgium's secret weapon

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OVERLOOKING the Gulf of Finland, the Krestovsky Stadium awaits a football classic on Tuesday evening. "Both (teams) have the right mix of youth and experience and also lots of individual talent", he added. Belgium was 2-0 down against Japan in the last 16 and looking like it would crash out in similar circumstances to its shock loss to Wales in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. Read More »

Cherchesov promises Russian comeback in Qatar

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Although Croatia went on to suffer an agonising 2-1 defeat to host nation France in the semi-finals, they beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place playoff. Most importantly, they won for us, for the whole country. A passionate fan of Neymar Jr. and the Brazilian football team, Ahmed had the opportunity to meet his idol and favourite football team in action. Read More »

Guitar man Kevin Anderson wants rhythm not blues against Roger Federer

The eight-time champion lost just five points in a 16-minute first set but faced break points for the first time in this year's tournament, saving all four. Monfils and Anderson have yet to get to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, although the French shotmaker may just be the slight favourite as he has a 5-0 winning record over the big South African. Read More »

Lance Stroll makes early exit from F1 British Grand Prix qualifying

Later in the session, Sirotkin went off at Stowe but was able to rescue himself after his rear tyres landed in the escape road and drove his way out of the gravel trap. " We can only assume now that it's related to the new pieces even though we did a proper introduction and seemed to have a stable platform as we finished FP2 yesterday ". Read More »

Dele Alli "confident" of World Cup glory

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Southgate saw the excitement and expectation that comes with reaching a semi-final during his playing days when he was part of the squad that reached the final four at Euro 96. He said: "As soon as I walk into the pub, people scream". But it's more than just England's crossing ability. I know there is a wave of young English players coming through - the under-17s are European champions and the under-20s won their World Cup previous year. Read More »

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

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He was able to tread water until 5-all, when Federer returned a 123 miles per hour serve, quickly gained control of a baseline exchange, then hopped and screamed, "Come on!" as a backhand flew long for the break. "Not really", said Federer, the No. 1 seed. In many respects, the Swiss was playing against a standard he has set for himself on grass, which has become his natural habitat. Read More »

Wimbledon relaxes mobile phone rule but sticks on 2pm men's final

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He also told BBC Sport that Wimbledon's big TV screen on "Henman Hill" was reserved for tennis. With England still in contention to reach the final in Moscow, it has been suggested the football tournament could prove a significant distraction as fans at Wimbledon try to keep up with events in the Russian capital. Read More »

Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

But Dalic said: "I don't think England had easy opponents, they made it look easy". England are scoring goals and looking very unsafe at set-pieces. Modric has been on the front line in painful past failures for the national team, missing a penalty in a shootout as Croatia lost to Turkey in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008. Read More »

Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final

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And if we chuck in some kind of analogy about Southgate tube station once being under-appreciated and considered ugly, but now being thought of as one of the finest and sexiest tube stations on the map - then SURELY that's enough. "I have a lot of superstitions, there are so many", said Alli, whose left foot is half a size bigger than his right, meaning he has to wear different boots. Read More »

Hardik Pandya expresses joy of winning the T20I series on Twitter

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Just then, though, Pandya hit the first two balls of the 17th over for fours, and India were back on track. At the halfway mark, India had fallen 11 runs behind what England had at the same time. Kuldeep's absence, however, did not affect India much as they thrashed the hosts by 7 wickets to win the series. England lost quick wickets in the middle and at the death in the third T20 vs India . Read More »

Chelsea reportedly remain in active contact over Seri deal

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Seri, who has previously spent time at ASEC Mimosas and Pacos de Ferreira, has featured over 120 times for Nice , scoring 11 goals. The 26-year-old's performances have caught the attention of clubs here in the Premier League with Arsenal and Chelsea among those to be strongly linked with a move for the Ivory Coast worldwide in recent months. Read More »

Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

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Neither of those overall performances, however, were worthy of potential World Cup winners, nor did they seem to do justice to the quality of Croatia's line-up, which is one of the most gifted in Russian Federation. Chants of "Mo-lod-tsy" - an nearly untranslatable word of praise and thanks that roughly means "Good job, guys" - echoed across the dark streets of Moscow and other cities. Read More »

Betting guide for both semifinal matches, France-Belgium and Croatia-England

Eamon Dunphy believes England will beat Croatia and gives Belgium "a great chance" against France in the World Cup semi-finals. They should beat Croatia . His mid-season injury looks an even bigger shame now, with England denied an invaluable option for their biggest World Cup game in 28 years. It's been a odd campaign for France , who looked subdued all through the group phase. Read More »

Dalic: Croatia will have enough energy for England

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The World Cup semi-finals are upon us, with either France, Belgium, England or Croatia set to lift the trophy at the end of Sunday's final in Moscow . Looking ahead to the England match, the coach said: "We do not want to stop, we will try to play our best game". Croatia came from behind in Sochi with Andrej Kramaric cancelling out Denis Cheryshev's opener as the tie ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. Read More »

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

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Hamilton was spun round at the first corner by Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen , but turned in a masterful display, and took advantage of two safety vehicle periods to finish behind Vettel. "Sometimes we say dumb shit and we learn from it". "He (Allison) should be ashamed of himself because he worked for many years at Maranello", Arrivabene said. Read More »

William Dunlop dies following Skerries accident

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Instead the Dunlop family are now planning another funeral, for William, who was killed on the 18th anniversary of Joey's burial after his loss in a racing accident in Estonia in 2000. Speaking at the Irish Open in Co Donegal, said: "It's such a risky sport, they stand in front of the camera and they know the dangers that face them out there but it's in their blood and it's what they love to do". Read More »

Eden is more of a Hazard than Mbappe

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First up is France and Belgium . Before you enter your 2018 World Cup picks for France vs. Belgium , you have to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say. Giroud, who has bagged an impressive 31 goals for Les Bleus , added: "He's there to learn and develop as a coach". "It's my unselfish side". There should be fewer questions over France's defence, which will be the four that started all but one of their matches so far unless there's a significant surprise. Read More »

MI auto racing highlights - from Daytona to Kalamazoo

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At last, with two laps to go, it turned into an all-out dash between him and Truex. Jones said his father would not have been able to control the joy of seeing his son make a winning pass on the final lap, exit a battered vehicle, raise his arms and exclaim to the crowd: "How about that race, boys and girls?" Jones shouted to the fans in the grandstands after his celebratory burnout in front of the flag stand. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball signing with Los Angeles ... Ballers

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LiAngelo, 19, will play for the Los Angeles Ballers and is expected to make his JBA debut this Thursday, July 12, against the Philadelphia Ballers. "That's all I want to do, win". Ball is a shooter at 6-foot-5, which is why UCLA signed him on scholarship years ago. Of course, his playing for the Bruins was derailed in November 2017 following a shoplifting arrest in China. Read More »

Rockets Determined to Sign Carmelo Anthony

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The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor noted Sunday night that executives around the league view the Houston Rockets as favorites to land Anthony. Multiple sources said Mike D'Antoni would be fine with the Rockets signing Anthony despite their issues working together with the New York Knicks. Read More »

Bulls officially match offer sheet to LaVine

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Now, his focus will shift to proving he's worth that lofty price. The Bulls matched that offer sheet, allowing the shooting guard to remain with the team that traded for him last summer. "I go back and critique my game every year". Though there were no indications the Bulls meant to allow LaVine to become an unrestricted free agent and perhaps leave after next season. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo rejected another move ahead of reported Juventus move

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Ronaldo, who is Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer with 450 to his name, has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and four Champions League crowns during his time with the club. The five-time Ballon D'Or victor, the story notes, still feels he has a lot to offer at the upper echelons of football. When the world's biggest players move clubs, there is a ripple effect on the market that can be felt right across Europe. Read More »

LeBron James signs with Lakers

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James will continue donning the number 23 for the Lakers. He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful. The Lakers added Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo to help on the defensive side of the floor. For the fans expecting a deep Twitter dive into his move to Los Angeles, though, LeBron isn't quite there yet. Read More »

Rockets lose Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo

The deal is worth $4.3 million. Mbah a Moute returns to the Clippers after playing two seasons in L.A. from 2015-17. Mbah a Moute averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals a night in 61 games for Houston last season, 15 of which were starts. Read More »

O'Quinn takes shot at Knicks after signing with Pacers

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That being said, the perpetually rebuilding Knicks (who are now nursing their biggest star back to health after his torn ACL ) had win totals of 32, 31, and 29, during O'Quinn's three years in NY. His search for his third home in the National Basketball Association did not last long, though, as he has already signed a one-year deal worth $4.5 million with the Pacers. Read More »

Elon Musk in Thailand with mini-sub to assist in cave rescue

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Four were rescued over the weekend. On Monday, four more were rushed to a hospital. Monsoon flooding blocked off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days. The names of the rescued boys were not released. Two successful rescue attempts have been made so far, with four boys recovered from the caves each time. Read More »

South Africa women’s cricket captain Dane van Niekerk marries all-rounder Marizanne Kapp

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These two women cricketers have known each other for quite some time now. Van Niekerk and Kapp became the second set of worldwide cricket teammates to get married, after Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu of New Zealand. Late in 2017, Australian cricketer Elyse Villani had admitted being a lesbian, and she is believed to be seeing her teammate Nicole Bolton. Van Niekerk is now ranked third and fourth in the ICC's allrounders' rankings in ODIs and T20Is respectively, while Kapp occupies the ... Read More »

Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit

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Although his Arsenal career was plagued by injuries, Wilshere did play at the highest level for several years during his time at North London , and this character trait could be very useful for West Ham . The 26-year-old has been playing in the Premier League for his entire career, making 125 league appearances for Arsenal, whilst also playing 40 times for the Gunners in European competitions. Read More »

Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber roll into Wimbledon quarter-finals

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Bidding for an eighth championship at the All England Club, Williams will be back on court Tuesday, but she is seeded only 25th, and that actually represents a big bump up from her ranking of No. Williams faces Camila Giorgi of Italy next, while 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber plays Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation. Asked what she likes the most about the way Williams plays, Giorgi responded: "I don't follow tennis". Read More »

Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals

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Federer, meanwhile, has a clearer path, with no major champions standing between him and the final. Here are five things from day seven at Wimbledon . De Minaur valiantly saved two match points before Nadal confirmed victory with a short, sharp volley after two hours and two minutes. A big if, admittedly. Read More »

Wales name head coach Gatland's successor

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They also lost to Leinster in the semi-finals of this year's European Champions Cup. He was appointed Scarlets assistant coach in 2014 before taking over from Simon Easterby as head coach when the former Ireland global left to take up a role with the IRFU. Read More »

Tour de France director calls for 'serenity' with Froome

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The Tour de France starts on Saturday from nearby Noirmoutier-en-Isle for an epic 21-day slog around France where Froome is favourite to win. "I think this year's race is going to be the biggest challenge of my career", he said. "Chris has shown great strength and integrity while also maintaining his form". "This is not the first time there has been this (negative) feeling (against the team)", Brailsford said when asked about reports in recent days suggesting Sky may be targeted. Read More »