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Russia players find solace in thousands of World Cup fans

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Belgium and Croatia will now be seeking a first World Cup final appearance, while France could reach a third after 1998 and 2006, and England have to go back to Wembley 1966 for their one and only final. The first to speak to the fans was the team's chief coach Stanislav Cherchesov who thanked all those who had supported the team. At this stage of the tournament, there are only four days between matches. Read More »

Magnificent England will have too much for jaded Croatians

With the exception of the first half of their round of 16 clash with Japan , Belgium have been dominant in each of their five games in Russian Federation so far and will look to take the game to a highly touted French outfit. It has also been 52 years since England have become the world champions. "They've gone to two extra-times, and if you have to go to extra-time against Russian Federation". Read More »

I deserved penalty for Hamilton clash - Raikkonen

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The four-time champion seized the lead at the start and fought back after losing the initiative during two safety vehicle periods to register his second win at Silverstone and the 51st of his career. "I had the advantage of the tyres, but it was not easy to find a way through". "The support I get at this track is phenomenal; it means the world to me and it really lifts me up". Read More »

France v Belgium: Four key head-to-head battles

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Les Bleus needed three-second half goals to edge Argentina, but it looked like a team on a mission against Uruguay, showcasing the potential that made it a pre-tournament favorite just behind Germany and Brazil. With no natural replacement in his squad, the Belgium manager will have to bank on the duo of Nacer Chadli and Yannick Carrasco to be his wing-backs. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball Joining The JBA's Los Angeles Ballers

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The 6-foot-5 LiAngelo has said that he wanted to join his brother, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, on the Lakers. "I'm trying to play ball, and I'm trying to play ball, and I am trying to get better every day". Weeks ago, in an interview with NiceKicks.com , Ball said he was not going to play in the JBA. His younger brother LaMelo added, "It's all business". Read More »

Elon Musk visits Thai cave, brings his kid-submarine

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Authorities have been rushing to extract the boys, aged 11-16, and their coach from the cave as the annual monsoon bears down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province. That's how deadly the rescue mission is! . In an indication of how risky the journey can be, a former Thai navy diver died in the caves on Friday. Read More »

Thierry Henry's 'heart will be split' by World Cup semifinal

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The two countries share 385 miles of border. The simple and the sublime, never better demonstrated by the glided free-kick to present Thierry Henry with a routine victor. But also: "Of course it's a hard situation". Deschamps then noted how club players return to homelands as an enemy sometimes. "During the match everyone will be on their own side, and we will do everything to seize any opportunity to reach the final of the World Cup ". Read More »

Guitar man Kevin Anderson wants rhythm not blues against Roger Federer

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Federer was in blinding form during the first set, which blazed by in 16 minutes, but after the Swiss missed four break points in the opening game of the second set, Mannarino made more of a match of it. "I've played Gael a few (five) times and this is the first time I've beaten him". That, of course, is a positive result. Next up for Nadal is either Juan Martin del Potro , the fifth seeded Argentine, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France. Read More »

Team Sky and Chris Froome booed at TdF team presentation

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That was despite French rider Romain Bardet calling for fans to show Froome and Sky respect. German cycling great Tony Martin criticised the UCI for its handling of the Froome case. Then on Thursday, rival Bardet - the host country's best hope - stressed: "The decision has been made by the authorities and it is all about respecting that decision". Read More »

BMC take team time trial stage but Froome makes gains

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Stage victor Slovakia's Peter Sagan , wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France . "Obviously it was a tough one today but the big strong guys did a great job and it was a ideal team time trial", Porte told Cycling.com. Chavanel, who has said this will be his last Tour, soaked up applause from French fans on his solo run, and he even had time to raise his arms in celebration as he passed through the crowds that lined ... Read More »

England fan instantly regrets jumping onto bus stop roof during celebrations

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In Nottingham, a group of supporters were spotted dancing on top of a bus shelter, while other clips a vehicle can be seen with a smashed roof and windscreen. But the London Ambulance Service reacted with disappointment to the celebrations, saying fans should be "better than this". "And now I want to say to English fans: "Guys, get it together, come to Russian Federation and support your national team because they have gotten into the semi-final", she said. Read More »

Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash

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Croatia will play England in the semi-finals on Wednesday in Moscow. Kane carries England's hopes of glory as the Three Lions hunt their first World Cup crown since 1966, when they claimed the trophy on home soil. Volunteers applied to be selected for both 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2018 Fifa World Cup through Fifa's website between June 1, 2016 and December 30, 2016. Read More »

Thailand Cave Rescue: 8th Boy Emerges on Second Day of Dangerous Mission

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But rescuing the remaining five people, which includes the boys' 25-year-old soccer coach , could take more than one operation, Narongsak said. Poonsak Sripiromrak, who runs a shop selling gems, jewelry and religious statues in Mae Si, said the story has kept everyone in town on edge for the more than two weeks since the boys first went missing . Read More »

Greatest World Cup ever? Not so fast 07/08/2018

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Romelu Lukaku is the most risky player in the two teams according to xG, averaging 0.68 non-penalty xG so far at this World Cup . "Maybe in the other two - the (last) World Cup and the European Championship, some players did not have the belief yet of winning it". Read More »

Nick Kyrgios SLAMS former Wimbledon champion after ‘pathetic’ jibe

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Nick Kyrgios hit back at Marion Bartoli's stinging criticism of himself and Gael Monfils by stating "we know you have to remain relevant, but we don't care what you have to say". Kyrgios has overcome his inner demons and a mini foot-fault crisis to book his place in the Wimbledon third round. "Grass is probably his least favourite surface, but he's capable on all surfaces". Read More »

Gulbis serves a bagel to send Alexander Zverev packing — ATP Wimbledon

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For me, because it's such a closed court, for me the court is dark at 7.30pm. The 36-year-old Swiss extended his winning streak to 29 consecutive sets at the All England Club. 'I think that he's a future Grand Slam victor. When play was suspended on Thursday, Zverev was two sets behind to one down on Court 1 but fought back to defeat the American youngster 6-4 5-7 6-7 6-1 6-2, in a match lasting over three hours. Read More »

England fans damage ambulance, set record for emergency calls

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England is the only team in the semi-finals that has lost a game in the tournament. "The only time we went out was after the first game against Uruguay when we drew 0-0, which wasn't a good start". "There are other teams in the tournament that perhaps have a better collection of individuals". But Modric said they would be ready to face Southgate's men. Read More »

Nadal progresses into last 16

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Defending champion Roger Federer has reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals without dropping a set after he outclassed France's Adrian Mannarino . Federer after winning his second round match at Wimbledon. The 36-year-old faces Russian qualifier - and fellow mother - Evgeniya Rodina in the last 16. So while tennis fans around the world start dreaming, hoping and longing that the two most successful players on planet tennis will renew their rivalry on the sport's greatest stage, there is ... Read More »

Belgium’s Hazard spells World Cup danger for France

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We've had a 7-1 (Germany v Brazil 2014) and a 3-2 (Holland v Uruguay 2010) in recent World Cup semis so it's mistaken to think that teams are gripped by fear at this stage of the tournament. After emerging from a relatively easy group, the Three Lions scraped past Colombia on penalties and beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday, to book its first World Cup semifinal in 28 years. Read More »

England fans celebrate as team make it to semi-final

The Sunday Express said a quietly confident nation has started to believe that football could really be "coming home", as England's 1996 soccer anthem goes. "I have to say over the last 25 years of England, when we're winning we usually drop deep and protect, and when we're losing we get desperate", Neville told ITV. Read More »

Wimbledon: Are the stars aligning for another Federer-Nadal final?

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Rafael Nadal reached the fourth round of Wimbledon for just the third time in seven years with an emphatic win over Alex De Minaur. Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be expected to maintain their flawless progress at Wimbledon as the title favourites head into the fourth round looking to survive the tournament´s giant-killing carnage on Monday. Read More »

Phil Mickelson breaks rules again, this time at Greenbrier

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Sizing up the 439-yard par-4 7th hole on the tee, Phil wandered up to the front of the tee box and trod down some rogue fescue grass with his foot. Mickelson returned to his ball and, while preparing to hit his tee shot, said, "I'm not sure what I just did was legal". Read More »

Hammers sign Wilshere on free transfer

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West Ham - who Wilshere supported during his childhood - have now confirmed that they have completed a deal for the England global, who has penned terms at the London Stadium until 2021. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do. Among Wilshere's first objectives at his new club will be to play his way back into the England squad, having missed out on the 23-man panel for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. Read More »

F1 driver Brendon Hartley walks away from scary crash at Silverstone

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Hamilton, a five-time victor at Silverstone, posted a best lap of 1:26.722 seconds around the 5.891-kilometre course but Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari was just 0.093 seconds behind. A Toro Rosso spokesperson told Formula1.com the team completed a full front suspension change on Gasly's auto ahead of the one-hour session that will decide Sunday's grid. Read More »

Rory reflects on Ballyliffin and Irish Open as a host

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It's a great start with this win and last week as well. Campillo's -13 total, including an insane eagle on 17 to keep him in it, was just short of the -14 mark reached by both Ryan Fox, who had led the tournament early on, and Russell Knox, a regular on the PGA Tour. Read More »

Jordan Pickford wants to create history after ex-Sunderland star's England heroics

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With Saturday's 2-0 win over Sweden, the club moves on to the tournament's semi-final round for the first time since 1990, giving them a shot at their first World Cup in 52 years. "Is the World Cup any different?" They are also a side that shows unity, both with each other and also with the fans, maybe because that unity they show among themselves touches a chord that recent England sides, aloof and distant and ultimately underachieving failed to touch. Read More »