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Henderson hopes to be fit for semi-finals

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The Year 4 teacher said the school is buzzing with the excitement of the World Cup match tonight - Wednesday - when England take on Croatia. 'It's a special feeling to know that people back home and out here in Russian Federation are enjoying the experience just as much as we are, ' the midfielder said. Read More »

Roger Federer vs Kevin Anderson, Wimbledon 2018

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On Wednesday , he went up two sets to love against Kevin Anderson , a formidable but clearly overmatched player. This exchange was made possible after Roger Federer took to channelling his inner Sachin Tendulkar while playing his Round of 16 match on Centre Court at the All England Club on "Manic" Monday. Read More »

Proud of England’s performance at the World Cup 2018, says Wayne Rooney

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On Wednesday, La Liga said they had invited the boys and their coach to Spain to attend a Spanish top flight game in the future when they have fully recovered from the ordeal. Elsewhere, fans were also filmed singing the song on nearby Nikolskaya Street, which has become the de facto meeting point for fans during the World Cup; this time inflatable planes were replaced by arm salutes signaling aircrafts. Read More »

England beat Sweden and Croatia defeat Russian Federation

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Team manager Stanislav Cherchesov, who guided his team into the quarter-finals, expressed his gratitude to Russian supporters and promised to deliver an even better performance at the 2020 World Cup in Qatar. The JOE World Cup Minipod semi-final preview hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here. With just over 48 hours to until England's semi-final against Croatia, millions of pounds worth of bets are expected to be placed on the Exchange. Read More »

Zverev battles past Fritz into Wimbledon's 3rd round

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Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek man in the Open era to make the last 16 of a Slam as the 31st seed beat Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. "I'm in the tournament". After enjoying the best Grand Slam run of his career when he made the French Open quarter-finals last month, Zverev is hoping to reach the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time. Read More »

Croatia plots 'football Brexit' as England FIFA World Cup semi looms

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Croatia is much more diverse in the attack. Overall, 42 percent of goals in the World Cup have come from set plays or penalties, beating the previous record of 36 per cent from the 1998 World Cup and smashing the portion of goals from these situations in 2014 (27 per cent), 2010 (24 per cent), 2002 (29 per cent) and 1994 (33 per cent). Read More »

'It's terrible': Stunned Federer feeling low after Wimbledon shock

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The eighth seed Anderson did not look like causing a shock when he lost the first set 6-2 against the eight-time Wimbledon champion on Court No 1. Federer was appearing at Wimbledon for the 20th time and 15 years after he first won the title, there were inevitably questions about whether the father of four had played his last match at his favourite tournament. Read More »

Loss to Anderson brings a Wimbledon first for Federer

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After four hours of hard play on Tuesday at the grass courts of Wimbledon's All England Lawn Tennis and Racquet Club , the Swiss tennis superstar and championship mainstay fell in a dramatic five-set game against South Africa's Kevin Anderson . Read More »

Ex-UCLA basketball player found dead in Phoenix, posted farewell video

News broke on Tuesday that former UCLA basketball star, Billy Knight, had taken his own life at the age of 39 after battling with mental illness the past few years. He continues by saying, "If you are feeling like this, please get help". Knight cited his religion, saying "I am sorry, Lord", and acknowledged that he could end up in heaven, hell or somewhere in between. Read More »

Indians had costly bullpen miscommunication in loss

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Cody Allen struggled in his attempt to close out a 4-0 lead and exited the game with the bases loaded, two outs, and the score 4-3. "When I saw OT coming through the gate - and again, it's not that I don't think he can pitch - just not the guy I was expecting", Francona said, via The Athletic's C. Read More »

Donte DiVincenzo has only $3.71 in his bank account

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Way2Save is also a program Wells Fargo put forward to help college students open a savings account with no monthly fees, which in most banks, would surpass the $3.71 the shooting guard now has, despite owning a $1,000 iPhone X. Even still, National Basketball Association rookies don't see their first paychecks until November 15, so he'll either have to stretch those three bucks awfully thin over the next five months or borrow a few from his Bucks teammate. Read More »

Dead-eyed Knox beats Fox in Irish Open playoff

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Knox closed the tournament with a magnificent round of 66 at the fabulous Ballyliffin Golf Club ( Watch Course VLOG ), which turned out to be a wonderful venue. While he may have missed out on the title Fox gained a significant consolation prize with his strong showing earning him a place at the British Open. Read More »

Glenn Maxwell sparks Pakistan outrage after handshake snub of Sarfraz Ahmed

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Viewers from around the world were quick to point out Maxwell's supposed snub on social media, and there were also widespread rumours that Sarfarez told Maxwell to "f*** off' in the exchange". Glenn Maxwell , in his clarification, said that the incident was a "genuine oversight on his behalf" and he was in the hotel to shake his hand. Coming to the game, Pakistan beat Australia in a high-scoring thriller to win the triangular series. Read More »

Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

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However, ahead of England v Croatia tonight, I can't disagree this time. Southgate's England take on Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow, having beaten Sweden 2-0 in the last eight in Samara. It's a tough one but I've got to go with my roots and support the Croatian boys. "It was the book which never was but it's wonderful to think that we're here now and he's taken England to the semi-finals". Read More »

Golf roundup: Na takes 5-stroke win at Greenbrier

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He tied for second at the Genesis Open in January, two shots behind Bubba Watson. Mickelson called a two-stroke penalty on himself after he walked up and patted down some heavy rough just ahead of the tee box while playing the par-4 seventh hole. Read More »

Damian Lillard: WNBA Players Deserve Higher Pay

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Lillard spoke with Trail Blazers reporters from the Summer League on Sunday and addressed his status with the team. But speaking to NBA .com's Forward Center, Lillard clarified the confusion: " I'm not unhappy ". On Portland's 2018 free agency . But as far as truly contending goes, it's going to be tough for Lillard and company to make any noise out West for a while. Read More »

Croatia 'stopped Messi' so can cope with Kane - Dalic

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England have for long desired to be at this stage. They have achieved something that countries like Spain , Germany, Australia, who were expected to perform better, couldn't achieve. "And I don't see why it would be a surprise that Croatia went this far because we have great players". "But we believe in our strengths", he said. Read More »

Croatia play down fatigue fears as they eye England scalp

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When the song first was released, the chorus proclaimed " Three lions on a shirt/Jules Rimet still gleaming/Thirty years of hurt/never stopped me dreaming". When asked about injuries, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic responded through a translator with inconclusive palaver about Vrsaljko having "this niggle". Read More »

Jurgen Klopp sends Loris Karius Liverpool FC message

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Karius failed to deal with a free-kick from Oliver Norburn and dropped the ball in the path of Jonny Smith, who scored for Tranmere. Our job is to perform and you do what you do and that is part of the deal. "I liked the second half as well because although we were not that ruthless, maybe, we created a lot and played good football, came in the right spaces - last third not as good as first half but it was pretty good". Read More »

Thibaut Courtois speaks out on Real Madrid link after Belgium beat Japan

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Thibaut Courtois in the wake of Belgium's knockout victory over Japan has fuelled the transfer rumour mills by suggesting his future could be up for discussion once the tournament concludes for Belgium. 'The only thing I've always said is that after the World Cup I look at everything. Chelsea and Roma are reportedly both interested in signing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel this summer. Read More »

Kim sets LPGA mark with 31-under total at Thornberry

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Ciganda missed the fairway and wound up with an unfortunate double bogey cut she still closed with a final round 64 to claim sole possession of 2nd at -22. "When someone plays that good, she deserves to win". After struggling at the major, she asked, "What's wrong with me?" Ledesma went into the final round at Peek 'n Peak Resort one shot behind Sebastian Munoz, who had two bogeys in the opening four holes and never caught up. Read More »

England Have Been Warming Up With Rubber Chickens Ahead Of Croatia

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They beat Belgium on Tuesday night by a single Samuel Umtiti / Marouane Fellaini goal. Pogba and France overcame Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg to book their date in the final in Moscow on July 15. Deschamps is aiming to join Germany's Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo as the only men to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager. Read More »

Pakistan beat Australia in Harare

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Finch displayed an impressive form in the recently-concluded T20I tri-series, emerging as the leading run-scorer after smashing 306 runs at the strike rate of 201.31 in five innings. He made a century in the first Twenty20 game against England. He is truly a gift that keeps on giving and is a source of inspiration for many a young batsman of humble background around Pakistan . Read More »

Liverpool Expect To Sign Xherdan Shaqiri In Next Two Weeks

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Following their elimination at the hands of Sweden last week, Shaqiri hinted that his new club would be revealed soon and the Telegraph reports that Liverpool have now entered into negotiations with Stoke. Shaqiri has indicated that he wants the move which should be sealed before the Reds head off to the United States as part of their pre-season plans. Read More »

Thai PM thanks people involved in cave rescue

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Rescue workers take out machines after 12 soccer players and their coach were rescued in Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand , July 10, 2018. There are still many police and soldiers around but the divers - of whom there were more than a 100 at peak time - have all gone, presumably to finally get some rest. Read More »

How to watch the semi-finals

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Gascoigne, visibly emotional having heard that recounting of the story for the first time, and his reaction serve as a display of how impactful Robson had been in his young life at that time. I'm very proud of them. The world now gets to see France's luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final. Read More »

Rangers finalise Sadiq Umar deal

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Umar Sadiq has featured on the rumour mill for Rangers for a while now and earlier this evening he became our second signing of the day as joined on loan from Roma . He follows the signings of centre-backs Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, right-back Jon Flanagan, wingers Jamie Murphy and Scott Arfield, goalkeeper Allan McGregor and midfielder Ovie Ejaria (loan). Read More »

Serena sets sights on eighth Wimbledon title

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You could understand the 13th seed's bewilderment, after she came from a set down against Kiki Bertens to win 3-6, 7-6, 6-1. The issue: a pectoral injury that, at the time , left some doubts that she could play at Wimbledon . Kerber served for the victory at 5-4 in the second set, but got broken. He eventually finished off the world No.53 in the third tiebreak to move into his second Wimbledon quarter-final where twice champion Nadal is waiting. Read More »

How Raheem Sterling has had a 'fantastic' World Cup, argues Dier

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Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalic attends a training session at the Adler training ground in Sochi on July 5, 2018, ahead of the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter final football match between Russian Federation and Croatia. England survived a penalty shootout against Colombia in the last 16 whereas Croatia emerged through extra-time and spot-kicks against Denmark before going through the same ordeal again against Russian Federation in Saturday's quarter-final. Read More »

Eden Hazard still open to Real Madrid move

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Reports linking the 33-year-old with a €100 million (A$158 million) switch to Turin have intensified with the move looking all but imminent. "I only have feelings of huge thanks for this club, for the fans and for this city", he said . Now Juventus will be hoping that he can maintain his ruthlessness in front of goal for a few more years and finally help them end an agonising wait to become European champions for the first time since 1996, despite a prolonged period of domestic success. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus from Real Madrid on four-year deal

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Ronaldo and Real Madrid ended Juventus' Champions League hopes in each of the past two seasons, including in the 2017 final, when he scored twice in a 4-1 victory. "Thanks to all and, of course, as I said that first time in our stadium nine years ago, 'Hala Madrid!'". The Italian was also asked if he was bothered about the fact that his former club signed Ronaldo right after his departure. Read More »

Fans welcome Brazil team with stones after crashing out of World Cup

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Pogba had an effort originally credited to him, later recorded as an own goal by Australia's Aziz Behich, and has played a key role in most of his country's best attacking moments. The Belgium assistant coach was formerly a World Cup victor with Les Bleus in 1998. Apart from having something to say about how one can win a World Cup, Henry will have to teach Lukaku how to dismantle France and score against the resilient Les Blues. Read More »

France Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Belgium

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Eden Hazard , Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne make up a potent three-man attack. These links extend to their respective football teams , who meet on Tuesday evening to contest a place in the World Cup final. Fellaini adds a muscular presence in midfield next to Witsel, making the Belgium team far more balanced. "It is weird", said Deschamps, "because he is French and that he will be on the bench of the opposition". Read More »

Harry Kane's Norfolk uncle proudly watches the England captain in action

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England have proven themselves as an attacking force, smashing the nation's previous goalscoring record at the FIFA World Cup ™, spearheaded by current top scorer, Harry Kane . England forward Harry Kane has scored six World Cup goals in Russian Federation. Kane, who is the top goal scorer at the global showpiece in Russian Federation with six goals, feels reaching the final can inspire their next generation to keep dreaming big. Read More »