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Chechnya president receives Egypt team, honours Mohamed Salah

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The Russian national team won 3:1 against the Egyptian national team and made it into the 2018 World Cup playoffs. Chechnya has been hosting the Egyptian team's World Cup training camp and Kremlin-backed Kadyrov has seized on opportunities to appear alongside Salah, whose goal-scoring exploits for Liverpool and Egypt have made him an worldwide superstar. Read More »

Belgium, England to rotate lineups in Group H finale

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NBCSN, the exclusive US cable TV home of the Premier League , will simulcast in Spanish the FIFA World Cup match between England and Belgium this Thursday, June 28, with live coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. "It will be major (team) changes against England", Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said. "It's about what we're going to do and how we approach each game". Read More »

South Korea without Ki for Germany showdown

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South Korea will face reigning champions Germany in their do-or-die World Cup match on Wednesday without injured captain Ki Sung Yueng. The South American side can book their place in the Round of 16 if they earn a point in the final match against Serbia, but their boss isn't necessarily planning to only rely on his superstar to get the job done. Read More »

Police Confirm Body Found In Freezer Of Braves’ Suntrust Park

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Members of the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres stand at attention for the national anthem before the game at SunTrust Park on April 14, 2017 in Atlanta , Georgia. CBSSports' R.J. Anderson reported that the Braves' game against the Reds went on as scheduled, and they were set to play again at SunTrust on Wednesday. Read More »

Hamilton on French pole, Ricciardo fifth

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It is calling it a "Phase 2.1" engine, explaining that "we would have had a Phase 2 in Canada" and that its High Performance Powertrains division in Brixworth has been able to introduce "added goodness" in the delay. Mercedes brought an upgraded power unit to Le Castellet and Hamilton, who has yet to win in France, has been consistently quick. Reigning champions Mercedes had delayed the introduction of their planned upgrade due to what they said was a "quality issue", a problem that also ... Read More »

Fans disappointed and frustrated as Socceroos World Cup dream ends

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Gareca, who must now decide whether to continue at the helm, nevertheless lauded his team for their response in their meaningless game against the Australians. "I want to congratulate the players". One fan, clad in green and gold, bemoaned the Socceroo's seeming inability to score, a frustration felt by other supporters who held their heads in their hands for much of the game. Read More »

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina at the 2018 World Cup?

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Argentina have never previously gone through a first round World Cup group stage without at least one victory before. Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been left outraged by his Country's poor start to their World Cup campaign, and wants to meet with the Albiceleste players before their crunch encounter against Nigeria on Tuesday. Read More »

Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat

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Rivers averaged 15.1 points, four assists and 2.4 rebounds per contest last season with the Clippers. Austin Rivers will make $12.65 million next season if he exercises his player option as expected. The 34-year-old veteran gives the Clippers some front-court insurance in the event big man DeAndre Jordan opts out of his contract later this week, or is traded. Read More »

World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

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According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Johnson, a Eunice, Louisiana resident, was racing for the lead in the main event on the one-third-mile clay track with eventual race victor Daryn Pitman, when Johnson crashed on Lap 18 shortly after a restart. Read More »

Hamilton tops charts on first day of French GP practice

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Hamilton's powers are hardly waning, as he proved with a faultless drive to win the French Grand Prix on Sunday to regain the championship lead over Vettel by 14 points. Heavy rain kept drivers in the garage for most of the final practice of the French Grand Prix on Saturday with Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes ending up fastest in the washed-out third session. Read More »

Kroos: Germany won't make it easy for other teams

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Mexico faces Sweden and Germany takes on winless South Korea in the final group matches. "There is still time, but when things like that happen you don't generally improve overnight". "Everyone is ready to fight for their lives", said 22-year-old striker Timo Werner, who was not part of the winning squad four years ago. All Germany's other players are fit going into the match with the Swedes, who have not beaten the Germans for 40 years and last came out on top in a World Cup ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia v Egypt

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The win, settled by midfielder Salem Al-Dawsari's angled strike in the 95th minute, meant Saudi Arabia finished third in Group A, scoring their only goals in Russian Federation and putting behind them an opening day 5-0 thrashing by the hosts. Read More »

Kangaroo stops play during women's soccer match

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The kangaroo planted himself in front of one of the goals, and was oblivious to multiple attempts to get him to move. The players were initially amused by the bouncing pitch invader, playing with it and passing the ball at it, but it soon turned into more of a frustration as the kanga sent them hopping mad by refusing to leave. Read More »

Martinez not anxious despite ankle knock keeping Lukaku from training

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For those who believe Gareth Southgate's men are destined for another high-scoring win in Russian Federation there's a new customer special which could be of interest. If Southgate sticks, he is putting down a marker that England mean business and there will be no slackening of the pace. "We're looking to do well and make ourselves stronger as a squad against England ". Read More »

Croatia reserves end Iceland's World Cup run

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Croatia 2 (Milan Badelj 53, Ivan Perisic 90) Iceland 1 ( Gylfi Sigurdsson 71). Croatia are already through to the last 16 after wins against Nigeria and Argentina. And they found a way through when Lovren moved his arm towards Bjarnason's cross, and Sigurdsson showed his bravery by planting his penalty in the same direction as the one he missed against Nigeria - albeit inside the goal posts this time . Read More »

Argentina - World Cup - 26 June 2018

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Tonight at St. Petersburg, Super Eagles and Argentina will battle for the second place qualification ticket in Group D of Russian Federation 2018. You can also download the free odds tracker app . They took on another resilient side in Costa Rica in their second match. Messi almost doubled the lead in the 34th minute off a free kick. Read More »

Socceroos' World Cup dream ends in Sochi

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Thirty-six games in Russian Federation had failed to result in a goalless stalemate, but neither France nor Denmark ever looked like scoring in a tedious affair. "It's not that easy - look at big teams like Argentina , Spain or Germany, they've all had difficulties here", he said. Behich feels the world is taking notice of the Socceroos after the way they took it to France and Denmark. Read More »

Luis Suarez Free-Kick Give Uruguay Lead Against Russia

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Luis Suarez said "records are there to be broken" after his goal helped Uruguay beat hosts Russian Federation 3-0 on Monday and clinch top spot in Group A with three straight wins. "It's obviously what we wanted". Hosts Russia have so far been one of the surprise packages of the tournament, having defied expectations to win their first two matches-scoring eight goals in the process-and reach the round of 16. Read More »

South Korea vs. Germany

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When someone threatens me, when they call me darkie, bloody Arab, terrorist, Taliban ... then that limit has been passed. "We must do all we can to do it in our own rights". Mexico has now won five of its last eight matches and has been aggressive defensively, allowing one or less goals in seven of those games. "It was an emotional game and in the end one or two reactions or gestures from our staff towards the Swedish bench were too emotional, which is not our style", wrote the DFB on their ... Read More »

James Harden named 2018 NBA MVP

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He received the highest individual honor Tuesday at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, California. In this picture, Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers flexes while the fans react to a dunk by Joel Embiid in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2018. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Win or bust for Iceland against Croatia

Throughout Argentina's most recent defeat, Messi certainly cut a forlorn figure - and the forward's current body language is a stark contrast to the days when he played exhilarating global soccer, with a smile on his face. Achilles the cat, that lives in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum, chooses Nigeria while attempting to predict the result of the match of the soccer World Cup between Argentina and Nigeria in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 26, 2018 . Read More »

Records CR7 Has Already Equalled/Broken At 2018 World Cup

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You'd expect that, given their experience of winning huge knockout matches, Ramos and Pique would snap into life in the last-16 tie with Russian Federation. Spain's Iago Aspas scores their equalising goal to salvage a point against Morocco and mean they topped Group B and will face Russian Federation in the last 16. Read More »

Denmark, Australia face-off in crunch Group C clash

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The 38-year-old Cahill and Arzani, who at 19 is the youngest player at the tournament, were both left out of Bert van Marwijk's starting line-up that put up a fearless fight before falling 2-1 to France in their Group C opener. Knudsen's teammates funded the private plane to whisk him back to Denmark for a day to meet his child. But the veteran Dutchman kept faith with the side that performed admirably against France; Andrew Nabbout, Tom Rogic, Robbie Kruse and Mathew Leckie comprising a ... Read More »

DONE DEAL? Sampdoria chief Osti admits Arsenal target Torreira 'has left us'

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And Sampdoria are already planning for life after Torreira's departure, with Osti confirming that the club will sit down with new technical director Walter Sabatini and manager Marco Giampaolo to identify targets. We bet and we won, paying just €30million. The money that comes in will be used to capitalise the company'. "Yes, I know Arsenal is a good team - one of the biggest in the world - but right now I am wearing the shirt of my country and my focus is the national team". Read More »

Nigeria downs Iceland 2-0 to stay alive

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The Super Eagles are the only one of the three teams with their fate in their own hands. Nigeria survived a late scare after a VAR review spotted substitute Tyronne Ebuehi had tripped Finnbogason, with Gylfi Sigurdsson's spot-kick effort clearing the crossbar. Read More »

Andy Murray could play Eastbourne as comeback from injury continues

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Novak Djokovic has warned Andy Murray he must conquer his mental demons before rediscovering his best form as the former Wimbledon champion returns from nearly a year on the sidelines. In the women's draw Freya Christie lost 6-3 6-2 to Dutch player Bibiane Schoofs and Emily Appleton was beaten in straight sets by Australian Jaimee Fourlis 6-1 6-0. Read More »

Larson claims second straight Sonoma Cup pole

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Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr . will start second. "We were really fast in qualifying a year ago, obviously, with the pole", Larson said. While he hasn't won this season for Ganassi, he has three second-place finishes. Dinger dinged: A.J. Allmendinger typically excels on road courses, and he led qualifying after the first round by turning a lap in 75.828 seconds. Read More »