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Croatia beats England to qualify for their first World Cup final

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Semi-Final - Croatia v England - Zagreb, Croatia - July 11, 2018. "I can't ask any more", England manager Gareth Southgate said of his team. As the game entered extra-time, Jordan Pickford thought that he was going to be the hero after bravely saving at the feet of Mario Mandzukic - the Everton "keeper made his feelings known to the Juventus striker during that confrontation - but 'Super Mario" had the last laugh when he fired home the victor to ... Read More »

Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end

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Bilic shouted and slammed the palm of his hand into his face, as if he had been struck on the head. It's easily the best goal in England's biggest ever win at a World Cup . The last of the group was finally extracted on Tuesday, 18 days later, after a painstaking and risky global rescue mission led by Thai Navy SEALs. France , one of the 2018 World Cup favorites from the beginning, is a -110 money line favorite on Sunday, meaning you'd need to wager $110 on the French winning in ... Read More »

Serena rolls past Goerges to return to Wimbledon final

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The American is quite the queen of Centre Court, whether she's swinging her racket or engaging with the fandom. A jubilant Williams was back giving the crowd a one-arm raised victory twirl after reaching a 10th Wimbledon final when her opponent swiped a lob behind the baseline. Read More »

Will the Trump baby balloon fly over Parliament Square tomorrow?

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Fresh from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where Trump chided Germany and other European nations for failing to contribute enough to defence spending, British Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping his trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help forge a future free trade deal. Read More »

Ex-Toronto Raptor Charles Oakley arrested, accused of cheating at casino

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A security team subsequently reviewed video footage and determined he allegedly cheated, according to the report. A source told TMZ that Oakley tried to remove a $100 chip from a wager before being confronted. In his days as an National Basketball Association enforcer, Charles Oakley was known to smack a few opposing players upside their head and deliver a message that he wasn't there to play around. Read More »

'They make good love in Croatia!' - Lovren explains incredible talent pool

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Croatia , with a population of 4.1 million, around half the size of London, defeated England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday to reach the showpiece against France this Sunday. And he is delighted that this current Croatian generation have finally lived up to, and now surpassed, the standards of the 1998 team which reached the semi-finals. Read More »

Liverpool willing to smash transfer record to sign Paulo Dybala

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Can earned a £14m signing-on fee when he moved to Juventus, meanwhile the German looks set to be welcoming fellow new arrival Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid after Juventus secured the services of the forward for £105m. The Liverpool Echo add the Reds are yet to pursue an alternative to Fekir. It remains unclear whether Liverpool will make another move for Fekir after the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. Read More »

Kane spurred on by England's World Cup class of '66

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The 24-year-old added: "This will hurt and it's not every World Cup you get to play in a big game like this and it's going to hurt for a while". "This will hurt for a while but we can hold our heads up, it's been a fantastic journey but we've got to learn from it and take what we can". Read More »

Madden 19 Ratings Released, Four Rams Rated 90 or Higher

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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers both earned 99 overall ratings while Russell Wilson , Drew Brees , and Matt Ryan filled out the rest of the list. Tuesday's player ratings reveal also appears to have settled a debate between Seattle's Griffin twins - cornerback Shaquill Griffin and linebacker Shaquem Griffin - who EA Sports asked, "Which Griffin brother has a faster speed rating in Madden NFL 19? ". Read More »

"I've got the bit between my teeth" - Joe Root

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Root "fully understood" the decision to leave him out in Bristol , but admitted his lack of opportunities to play T20 cricket has been "difficult". Sportsmail revealed in May previous year that England wanted Root to sit out Twenty20 matches so he could concentrate on leading the Test team out of their mid-table malaise and fulfil his own huge potential with the bat. Read More »

Steven Gerrard hints Glasgow Rangers are close to signing Sadiq Umar

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Concise News understands that the deal is subject to global clearance. The 21-year-old is highly rated by the Italian giants and after a successful spell in Holland last season, on loan at NAC Breda , scoring five in 12, Sadiq was going to attempt to add to his six senior appearances and two goals for his parent club. Read More »

Giancarlo Stanton loses out in AL All-Star fan vote

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Martinez and first baseman Mitch Moreland. Benintendi entered Wednesday batting.298 with 25 doubles, five triples, and 14 home runs for a.906 OPS. Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is third in the voting. Aguilar, who is tied for the NL lead with 23 home runs, joins his teammates Lorenzo Cain , Josh Hader and Christian Yelich as Brewers selected to the NL All-Star roster. Read More »

Fernando Torres has confirmed which club he will play for next

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But the prolific marksman has rejected the opportunity to continue plying his trade on European soil and chose to cut his teeth in the Japan Professional Football League with relegation strugglers Sagan Tosu. Numerous reports indicate that Torres has signed an 18-month contract with options beyond that. In what is perhaps one of the most freakish rumours so far this summer, Fox Sports have confirmed that the FFA are set to hold talks with the former England striker over a potential move ... Read More »

Jordan Henderson hopeful over fitness ahead of Croatia clash

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Speaking to reporters in Moscow on the eve of England's semi-final against Croatia, Campos said: "I knew I wasn't tall or strong so I had to be smart". "I'll obviously speak to the forwards and tell them what I think", Henderson said . "For me, he's got everything a centre-half needs: he's aggressive, good in the air, can play out from the back, good on the ball and he's a real leader as well, which is massive as a defender, always talking". Read More »

Gareth Southgate dismisses claim Harry Kane played with injury against Croatia

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As soon as the ball hit the net, footage of the crowd shows the ensuing celebration - including a veritable fog of beer spritzing everyone as fans splashed their beverages in the air in unfettered jubilation. "They are a top-drawer team with fantastic players. I will get more attention and it won't be easy to go out for meals if I am in certain places but it won't change my view on the world or the things I attempt to do". Read More »

Roy Keane summed up England's World Cup exit with one, brutal sentence

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Ultimately accusing them of not showing enough quality, Keane believed the inexperience of their players, and a lack of trophies won by the players in their club careers, told throughout: 'It was a step too far for them'. "I don't mind you being happy, but you were planning the final, where the parades were. We were happy! Why can't we get excited?" You needed a reality check. Read More »

Thai football team rescue celebrated in the Dutch media

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The footage, released on the Thai Navy SEALs Facebook page, shows a complex operation with numerous divers - both foreign and Thai - using pulleys, ropes and rubber piping to haul members of the football team to safety. "It is with great sadness that I confirm that Harry's dad passed away last night a short time after the successful rescue operation in Thailand ", said Andrew Pearce, head of clinical services at SAAS MedSTAR, where Harris works. Read More »

David Sullivan hints at more West Ham United signings

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Yarmolenko will become the seventh Ukrainian to play in the Premier League. "We are very happy to welcome Andriy", West Ham director of football Mario Husillos said on the club's website . Yarmolenko stands as the fifth signing in what has already been a busy summer for the east London club, with new manager Manuel Pellgerini looking to overhaul his squad. Read More »

England could still win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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But Zlatko Dalić's side equalised in the 68th minute through Ivan Perisic and bossed the game from then on, before Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic popped up with the victor in the second half of extra time to send Croatia into their first ever World Cup final. Read More »

Pivac to succeed Gatland as Wales coach

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Pivac will continue as Scarlets boss until the end of the 2018/19 season and will not officially come under WRU employment until July 2019, with Gatland leading Wales into the World Cup. Gatland is a two-time British and Irish Lions head coach, winning one series in Australia and tying with the All Blacks a year ago. 'It's both a huge honour and a privilege to have been asked to be the next Wales coach, ' Pivac said. Read More »

Australian doctor, forerunner in Thai cave rescue, affected by family tragedy

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The 31cm-wide custom submarine would make the boys passive participants in the rescue and could potentially shorten the journey, which took divers a total of nine hours in the second successful rescue operation on Monday. One of the boys from the last group rescued Tuesday had a lung infection, a health official said. The families of the four boys rescued on Sunday were allowed to visit them on Monday evening, but they were kept separated by a glass window. Read More »

Djokovic into Wimbledon semis like a man on a mission

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After serving his way to a 2-1 lead in the third set, Djokovic ramped up his efforts and was met head-on with Nishikori's increase in tempo, but the No. 'I'm grateful, as I said, that it was on Centre Court. Khachanov overcame more misfortune as he held to level the third set at 2-2 despite Djokovic twice receiving the help of a net cord, but he could not survive more pressure two games later, scooping a backhand long to put his opponent on the brink. Read More »

Former UCLA guard Knight found dead at 39

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TMZ Sports reported Knight could've been sentenced for more than 50 years if he had been found guilty of all charges. Knight played for the Bruins from 1997 to 2002, averaging eight points and two rebounds per game. "I am lost in life and I feel like there is no hope. I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do", the former basketball player said in his recorded YouTube video. Read More »

Defending Wimbledon champion Federer ousted in quarter-finals

He is the 8th ranked player on the ATP World Tour, and will have a chance to elevate that over the next few days in England. Federer, the eight-time champion, took the first two sets 6-2, 7-6 (5) on Court No. The 6 ft 8' South African, who made the US Open final previous year, served out the set in the tenth game to push the quarterfinal into the decider. Kevin Anderson (8) narrowly defeated Gael Monfis in four sets to reach the quarterfinals. Read More »

Kevin Anderson saves MP to shock Roger Federer — ATP Wimbledon

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The match was played there after Novak Djokovic , having played three of his opening four matches away from Centre Court, had his request to play in the main stadium granted. "He was down match point in the third set, and he's through to his first ever semi-final here at Wimbledon now". "We have savoured so many triumphs at the All England club for Roger Federer ". Read More »

Croatia will be ready for France in final, says coach Dalic

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That's proved to be the case, although they have relied on large part on grit and determination to see them through the knockout stages, beating Denmark and Russian Federation on penalties before seeing off England in extra time . Zidane was sent off for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the 110th minute. The red card marked the end of his career and France's World Cup dream in 2006 in the worst possible way. Read More »