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I don't know how to stop Neymar, admits Belgium star

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It was a cruel blow for Japan , which appeared to have taken control of the match through goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui. With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday, this tournament now has a superstar void. Read More »

Switzerland, Costa Rica draw 2-2; Swiss advance

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Costa Rica claimed a dramatic draw in the 93rd minute when Bryan Ruiz's penalty bounded off the bar and into the goal off the back of Swiss keeper Yann Sommer , who produced an excellent performance. To your attention the application of the national teams of Switzerland and Costa Rica at the world Cup in 2018, as well as a complete schedule and standings of the Federation Internationale de Football Association world Cup in Russia. Read More »

LeBron James leaves Cleveland Cavaliers for Los Angeles Lakers

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But the Warriors and Steph Curry have won the past two years. LeBron James has confirmed the long-percolating rumors that he'd be moving out west, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Los Angeles Lakers . ET on Sunday night, less than one hour after the four-time NBA MVP announced his intention to sign with the Lakers. Leonard has been at odds with the Spurs for months and asked for a trade, preferably to the Los Angeles Lakers . Read More »

Aaron Finch: Australia captain hits 172 for new record T20 worldwide score

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His knock included a mind-boggling 16 fours and 10 sixes as the hard-hitting opener scored at a strike rate of 226.32. Unfortunately, he was hit-wicket in the final over off Blessing Muzarabani. He plundered 16 fours and 10 sixes in the highest individual innings in T20 global cricket, which only ended when he overbalanced chasing a wide one and hit wicket off the penultimate delivery of the innings. Read More »

James Rodriguez injury latest: Colombia star set to be benched vs England

That's when we'll know how everybody's feeling". England looked strong against Panama but lost to Belgium 1-0. "We have all been hurt by disappointment but maybe some of our expectations at times have been a little unrealistic". Pekerman also said this year's World Cup has shown the resurgence of centre back Yerry Mina, who managed only six appearances for Barcelona last season. Read More »

Belgium's time to shine at World Cup, says Hazard

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Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday with a quarter-final place at stake after seeing Spain join the list of contenders to be eliminated. He sat out of the England game with an injury but Belgium , who only reached the quarters four years ago, have a great chance to at least equal that against Japan . Read More »

Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

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He will be withdrawing from the tournament, he said, as him and his team feel it's too soon to play best-of-5 set matches. "We did everything we could to try and be ready in time". Murray, whose ranking is down to 156, will now turn his attention to the American hard-court season that culminates in the US Open. Murray tried to answer this question on Saturday during his pre-tournament press conference. Read More »

Chelsea reject £50million offer from Barcelona for Brazil winger Willian

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Willian's representatives have been in Barcelona recently and the Mail add that the lure of a move to Spain would be attractive for the player, who would also be able to link up with compatriots Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho. NAIJ.com earlier reported that Chelsea have turned down a £50 million mega deal offer from Spanish champions Barcelona for the signing of Brazil global Willian . Read More »

LeBron James is leaving Cavs to sign four-year deal with Lakers

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Many have thought there would need to be a third team involved in order for the Lakers to unload the contract of Luol Deng - that's where the Bulls come in. The Cavs became the first team to rally back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, and they did so against a team that won a league-record 73 games in the regular season. Read More »

LeBron James free to make a move: Crowquill

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Embiid is right in a way that the Lakers would never belong to him the way the Cavaliers now do. How's that for a bottom line? Speculation centres on contenders, including the Houston Rockets , San Antonio Spurs , Los Angeles Lakers , Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics , but James shed no light on his plans in multiple interviews broaching the topic. Read More »

Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers

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Cristiano and Leo have both won five awards each since then. It is also the most watched English-language men's soccer game in America since the 2014 World Cup final pulled in a whooping 17.32 million saw Germany's extra time 1-0 win over Argentina on July 13 four years ago on ABC. Read More »

Neymar: Real Madrid hit back over stunning £275m transfer reports

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TVE said on Monday that Los Blancos have submitted a world-record bid of 310 million euros for the Brazil worldwide, but are yet to receive a firm response from PSG. " Real Madrid is surprised that the Spanish television has broadcasted absolutely false information without anyone from the club being contacted to comment on the alleged information that could easily have been denied". Read More »

Serena back doing what she does best at Wimbledon

The contest also gave her 88 minutes of court time to test out her serving arm. "When you get off to a good start in set one and two, you're able to just enjoy the moment". Journalist: You look even more handsome than previous year. Deadspin reported the testing officer had arrived at Williams' home at 8.30 a.m. local time, and had refused to leave until Williams had been tested. Read More »

Arsenal sign Sokratis from Dortmund

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The 30-year-old defender has agreed a long-term contract at the club, with Arsenal paying a reported €20million for the Greece worldwide. The 30-year-old arrives on a long-term contract from the Bundesliga, wherein he won the 2017 DFB-PokDortmund Dormund, having been signed by Jurgen Klopp from Werder Bremen in 2013. Read More »

Missing soccer team from Thailand found alive in flooded cave

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They're alive. All of them . In fact, an Australian cave diving expert has warned they may be trapped inside the cave for months. Chiang Rai Gov. There were jubilant scenes outside the cave as overjoyed relatives hugged and cheered upon hearing that the boys are alive. They disappeared when flooding trapped them after entering the Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 23. Read More »

Australia's Warner, Bancroft deny rifts with Smith

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Smith, who was sacked as Australia captain and banned from worldwide and domestic cricket for a year following the scandal which erupted in South Africa in March, is allowed to play in the low-key Canadian event. We've been going through all of this together and we definitely look out for each other. "But you can hear it in their voices, you move towards a light at the end of the tunnel". Read More »

Colombia hopeful James Rodriguez will be fit to face England

The Golden Boot victor at the World Cup four years ago lasted only 30 minutes in their dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal that saw them advance through the group stage but he could recover for Tuesday's match. Southgate said there was still a chance he could be back for the match at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. "Everybody has to press and work for the team". Read More »

Roger Federer finds Wimbledon 2018 opener ‘nerve-racking’

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Gone was the iconic Nike swoosh from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing. Roger Federer is now with UNIQLO, leaving Nike for a massive deal. I mean, besides the history and the mythical place that it is, you can not also practise on it", Federer told reporters."When you come out, there's a bit of uncertainty for both players... Read More »

Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with '$300 million' windfall

Federer took to the famed Wimbledon grass wearing unbranded warmups but then revealed a Uniqlo shirt, shorts and headband along with Nike shoes. The top seed, however, was wearing Nike footwear as Uniqlo does not manufacture shoes. 'I am still a Nike athlete. Federer was pushed to a tie-break in the opening set when he met the same player in the second round past year - but he needed just 20 minutes to hit the front this time around. Read More »

Man Utd Star Jesse Lingard Enjoying England's 'New Revolution' Under Gareth Southgate

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The formation suits us perfectly. "But there's going to be a lot of football before it gets to penalties, so hopefully we'll get the right result before". "Finally the rematch of France 98, now our turn came!" the ex-Colombia worldwide tweeted to Shearer this week. "A great finisher", he said of the striker, who struggled at Chelsea after a hard spell at Old Trafford. Read More »

LeBron James to wear No. 23 with Lakers

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James' agency made the huge announcement on Sunday, saying he has agreed to a staggering four-year, $154million (£117m) contract at one of the NBA 's most iconic franchises. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving again, Cavs fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sport title drought in 2016. Read More »

Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 reasons keeping Paul George was so crucial

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Then he was traded off to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rest is history. The hits would just keep coming considering that they only have 11 players now under contract; someone has to give. Conversely, speculation pointed to James signing with the Lakers. On Thursday, June 28, George told the Thunder he is not opting into his final year on his contract and would become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. Read More »

Virat Kohli plays down personal goals and puts India first

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India will also play 3 One-Day Internationals against England , with the first match scheduled on the 12th of this month. A PCB statement on Thursday said that Hassan is well on track of recovery, but confirmed that Hassan is yet to make a successful return to full training in attempt to make himself available for selection. Read More »

Insane brawl in Philippines - Australia

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A wild brawl has seen Australia's FIBA World Cup qualifying clash with the Philippines abandoned early, after no fewer than 13 players were ejected from the match. " Basketball Australia deeply regrets the incident in tonight's match between the Boomers and the Philippines in Manila ", he said. The Australians later tweeted that everyone on their team was safe and well . Read More »

Kevin Durant likes winning titles, won't leave Warriors

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The only uncertainty: how many years would Durant commit to the Warriors and for how much? Lasting dynasties find ways to sustain themselves, and the way Durant has navigated his free agency these last two years has only added to the Warriors' staying power. Read More »