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Intercontinental Cup: Sunil Chhetri double on 100th game helps India beat Kenya

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Former Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble has come out in support of Sunil Chhetri and the Indian football team as they face-off against Kenya in what will be the skipper's 100th global match. Once famously described as a "sleeping giant" of world football by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, India launched the "Mission 11 Million" programme in 2016, aimed at engaging that number of children in the game . Read More »

Ten lingering thoughts: Game 2 of NBA Finals

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While the 2018 Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors have generated enormous interest from the public, it has also caused intense disdain among many other fans primarily because it involves the same teams for the fourth year in a row. Read More »

Bautista Agut: 'I was at the same level as Novak Djokovic'

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One of the key points in the match arrived in the second set tie break, when Djokovic repeatedly slammed his racket into the clay in frustration, before 13th seed Bautista Agut took the set and levelled the match. Djokovic took the first set, a slugfest of deuces which lasted nearly an hour, with a solitary break of serve. Djokovic is now the favourite to reach the semi-final from his half of the draw as he is set to face the victor of the fourth round tie between eighth seed David Goffin ... Read More »

Manuel Pellegrini and wife 'mugged at gunpoint'

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Pellegrini's wife reportedly had her handbag snatched before the gang made off. They were driving to a restaurant with friends in the upmarket suburb of Vitacura when their auto was intercepted by the muggers, the Chilean news site 24 Horas reports. Read More »

Tyson Fury to make boxing comeback in June

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But Fury, 29, has never fought again and vacated his titles one year later to focus on substance abuse and mental-health issues after testing positive for cocaine. 'I'm back to claim what's rightfully mine and that's the world; I'll hold it in my hands. "If he wants to land a punch on me here's the tip - get a handful of rice and throw it at me". Read More »

It never rains but pours as Germany lose to Austria

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Second-half goals from Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf overturned an early deficit, and Low lamented a number of missed chances. "I can confirm that today, as planned, Manuel Neuer had a final medical check". Senior players Thomas Mueller , Mats Hummels and Toni Kroos are rested. "We lost the ball too many times where we could have created a scoring opportunity". Read More »

Why we booed Dele Alli -Nigerian football lovers

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Dele Alli has vowed to control his temper and not respond to any opponents who attempt to goad him at this summer's World Cup . "I am a big believer that you have to make mistakes to learn from them", Alli said. Burnley's uncapped keeper Nick Pope is No. 23. In the run-up to the World Cup when a national team was being assembled for Nigeria, Alli opted to play for his country of birth, England . Read More »

Serena Williams Is Out of the French Open Due to Injury

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But that winning streak could end in the fourth round at Roland Garros. French TV first reported the stunning news that Williams would pull out of the match. Williams , 36, was playing in her first Grand Slam since the birth of her daughter in September a year ago. "So for me, I always get inspired by other women that are doing well". Read More »

Phillipe Coutinho backs these two players to shine at world cup

However, even if one of them does manage to lead their side to glory, there are still a number of World Cup records that they will never be able to break. Wayne Rooney also travelled to Germany in 2006 with his fitness under a cloud, having suffered a broken metatarsal while playing for Manchester United at the end of April. Read More »

Belgium include Vincent Kompany but Christian Benteke misses out

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Former City defender Dedryck Boyata replaced the 32-year-old, who will hope the injury isn't serious enough to make him miss what would likely be his last World Cup . Matz Sels and Christian Kabasele have also been left out of the final 23, as has Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke , a decision Martinez described as the toughest he had to make. Read More »

Chelsea holding talks with Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic

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Jokanovic, who played for Chelsea , sees his current Fulham contract expire next summer. The Serbian has been in charge of The Cottagers for almost three years and led Fulham's triumphant return to the Premier League following a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the Championship Playoff Final. Read More »

Dimitrov dumped out of French Open by Verdasco

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But what looked like being a long evening for the 12-times Grand Slam champion ended up being a reasonably comfortable one as he generally called the shots. "It was a very warm day, and after the first set they decided not to water the court, which I thought it was not the right decision", Djokovic told reporters after reaching his 12th quarter-final at Roland Garros. Read More »

Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona Agree on Contract Extension Until 2022-23

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The announcement of Umtiti's new deal with Barcelona will no doubt have been a blow for fans of Manchester United , who had been linked with the defender to bolster their squad ahead of next season. The player has been granted permission by France coach Didier Deschamps to return to Spain on Monday morning to sign his new contract which will tie him to Barcelona until 30 June 2023 . Read More »

International Friendly Report: England v Nigeria 02 June 2018

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Ben STANSALL / AFP Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo vies with England's striker Harry Kane during the worldwide friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018 . "Today a lot of people watched the game". "The second half was much better because we played the same pattern with them and everybody was with his man". Read More »

Klay Thompson set to suit up for Game 2 of the Finals

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Despite the injury, Thompson would log 45 minutes and produce 24 points on 50 percent shooting in Golden State's 124-114 OT win. Thompson was previously listed as questionable due to a bruise in his left leg. But McGee's size could help now against the Cavaliers' big lineup that includes LeBron James , Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson . And if they listen to general consensus - and they swear they don't - they have a better chance of collectively starring in a Broadway revival of ... Read More »

Daria Kasatkina: 'Rafael Nadal continues to be an animal'

Great players have gears and Rafael Nadal is idling as he edges towards an 11th title at the French Open with the understated conviction of a man who respects his rivals but knows his destiny. He will next face 11th seed Diego Schwartzman after the diminutive Argentine underlined his clay court capability with a 7-5 6-3 6-3 victory against the unseeded Borna Coric. Read More »

Liverpool quick to respond to reports of Nabil Fekir medical

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Liverpool are reportedly close to wrapping up the signing of Nabil Fekir from French giants Lyon. "I would be amazed if there are not other big clubs interested, but Liverpool are slowly making their way back not only to the top of the English game, but the top of the European game". Read More »

US Women's Open field battling wet conditions, each other

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Tropical depression Alberto played through over the past three days, dropping close to 130 millimetres of rain on the long, tree-lined course, lengthening the layout and shortening practice rounds to just nine holes for some players. Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., was tied for 44th at 1-over 73 and Hamilton's Alena Sharp was 3-over 75. Former Women's British Open champion Jutanugarn has already posted nine top-10 finishes this season, including a win at the Kingsmill Championship ... Read More »

England hammer Pakistan to win second Test and square series

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England ´s captain Joe Root (C) loses his wicket for 45 on the second day of the second Test cricket match between England and Pakistan at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds . At this stage, no batsman in the innings had scored a fifty, although Dominic Bess had made a commendable 49 in his role as nightwatchman. Bess was on the brink of another Test half-century when, trying to dab a quicker ball from teenager Shadab, he was well caught by Asad Shafiq at slip to end a 95-ball innings ... Read More »

Tennis player Damir Dzumhur, ball boy in brutal collision

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Following his three-and-a-half hour match win over the Serbian, Zverev became enamoured with the distinct British accent when radio broadcaster Jonathan Pinfield asked whether Roland-Garros could be a turning point in his career. midway through the fourth set and he vented his anger by instantly breaking for a 4-2 lead. "Sometimes you have to battle to get the win and that's what I did today". Read More »

Liverpool 'make bid' for Lyon's Nabil Fekir

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The Premier League is a league that I've always wanted to play in". The infrastructures of the club look exceptional. 'I will try to create my own history at this football club. It's expected Fekir will leave Lyon this summer. "He's a playmaker, he's a creative player so you know you have to use him in a central position behind one or two strikers". Read More »

Woods confident of winning touch ahead of Memorial

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It was an inauspicious beginning after his opening tee shot landed in a bunker left of the fairway on the par-4 10th, he was so far offline on the par-4 11th that his tee shot settled left of the creek that runs down the left side of the fairway, and his tee shot on the par-5 15th went out of bounds. Read More »

Deschamps, Griezmann Defend Paul Pogba After France Jeering

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Corentin Tolisso slammed fans for whistling at Paul Pogba during France's friendly win over Italy . "The whistles are part of football, you have to stay tough mentally", stated Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann . Dembele then rattled the crossbar down the other end as both teams came close in the early stages of the second half. It hurts because I wouldn't want to be whistled, even if I went to Saint-Etienne as an ex-Lyon player. Read More »

Liverpool should give Loris Karius a 'second chance' - Bruce Grobbelaar

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Jurgen Klopp wants Ousmane Dembele but can only sign him if Mohamed Salah leaves Liverpool this summer, report Mundo Deportivo . Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius first made a terrible misplaced backpass that landed in the lap of Karim Benzema and secondly allowed Gareth Bale's shot to slip between his hands. Read More »

Michigan's Beilein interviewed for Pistons coaching job

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According to the Detroit Free Press , Memphis Grizzlies executive and former Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince , TV analyst Brent Barry, Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon and Atlanta Hawks front office executive Malik Rose are among the known candidates for the front office job. Read More »