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Perisic hails 'dream' goal as Croatia reach final

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The likes of Phil Jones , Jesse Lingard , Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young will all make the long journey back home after their third placed finish clash against Belgium. "They were giving [Dejan] Lovren the mission to go with that first ball with Maguire". Several massive offers for the Croatia global were turned down over the last 12 months and his price-tag is now higher than ever after taking his country to their first ever World Cup Final. Read More »

WHERE ARE THEY Now? The 1998 World Cup Winning France Team

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Griezmann said he had changed the way he plays for France in order to benefit the team. However, Griezmann has since said his only goal is to win the World Cup and doesn't care how. He said: 'Does Thibaut Courtois think he plays Barcelona football at Chelsea? Griezmann certainly has a point as Courtois has won La Liga under Diego Simeone, and two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, all while playing a defensive style of football. Read More »

Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

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However, Anderson and Isner are just beginning their fourth set, so the match between Nadal and Djoker will be delayed slightly. "I'm a proponent of changing that rule, for sure", Isner said. It was the kind of tennis that Wimbledon's Centre Court crowd would gladly have watched all night long. That meant Nadal and Djokovic stepped onto the court far later than expected and could only mange three sets inside three hours before play was halted for the day. Read More »

Serena nears eighth Wimbledon title

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That would make her the first mother to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. At the 2016 Australian Open, Williams was attempting to tie Steffi Graf's Open era record with major win no. Will Serena match Court's record? She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it previous year while pregnant. Read More »

Fiat workers livid over Juventus' blockbuster deal with Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo's possible obsession with being better than Lionel Messi may have motivated him to join Juventus , according to former Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs . The strike is due to start Sunday night although USB is a minor union in Melfi where main auto union CGIL-Fiom told AFP it was "not interested" in downing tools. Read More »

Jabari Parker wants to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are banking on revitalizing Parker's career, restoring him to top condition and fulfilling his promise as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft. Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. Parker has averaged 17.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per 36 minutes during his career. Read More »

Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte

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Conte equalled the Premier League record for for consecutive wins (13), and the record number of wins in a season (30) when leading Chelsea to the title in 2016/17 season. Only two managers have recorded a better points average than him in the Premier League. Trophies: Premier League 2016/2017, FA Cup 2018. The 59-year-old coach was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in Naples this summer but he wasn't released from his contract. Read More »

Kevin Anderson's comments following record-breaking Wimbledon victory are very revealing

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Of those 11 matches, all bar one has been played on a hard court, with the sole exception coming on the grass at Queen's in 2008 where Isner won 7-6 6-4. The last set alone lasted five minutes shy of three hours and Anderson said it was unfair on both players. Many would argue Anderson and Isner deserve similar recognition after the friends warmly embraced at the net before receiving a standing ovation from tennis's most famous centre-court crowd. Read More »

Xherdan Shaqiri: First official snaps of new Liverpool star wearing the kit

The 26-year-old scored eight goals and made seven assists in 36 Premier League games for the Potters last season but could not prevent them from dropping down to the Championship. "It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach ( Jurgen Klopp )", said Shaqiri. 'He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things. Read More »

University of Louisville drops Papa John's name from stadium

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The Seattle Mariners said they "suspended our relationship with Papa John's", as the company pulled its founder from its advertising and he resigned as chairman in the wake of reports he used a racial slur. Schnatter finally slips and says the N-word out loud.; 2. During the call, he reportedly said "Colonel Sanders called blacks n--" and never faced backlash. Read More »

France star Griezmann doesn't care about Courtois' criticism

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France could well replicate their 1998 heroics against Croatia in Sunday's final but received plenty of criticism from Belgium players, including Courtois, in relation to their tactics and how they picked up the victory. Pogba put in his latest assured display of a quietly impressive tournament at Russian Federation 2018 as Samuel Umtiti's header downed Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Read More »

Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

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When tennis champion Serena Williams competed Tuesday at Wimbledon , eventually defeating Italian tennis player Camila Giorgi , she had an old friend cheering her on - her ex, Drake. In Giorgi, Williams was facing an opponent who was young (26), strong and playing, perhaps, the best tennis of her career. Giorgi won 84 percent of points on her first serve and nabbed three aces. Read More »

Team Emirates Martin wins 6th sixth stage as Van Avermaet keeps yellow

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During his chase back to the peloton, Dumoulin took a long draft behind his team vehicle but race commissaires deemed it too long - and deducted a further 20 seconds from his time. It was good to finish second back then but this time I was coming for victory", said Martin. "My team did a brilliant job all day and I wanted to finish it off", he said. Read More »

Nets Trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

Whitehead also saw little action throughout the 2017-18 season as he only played 11.3 minutes per game in 16 outings with the Nets. The Jeremy Lin era has ended in Brooklyn, and the Nets acquired a protected 2019 first-round pick from Denver on a blockbuster night. Read More »

Barcelona sign €35m Lenglet from Sevilla

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Barca now have four centre-backs in their ranks with Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen. Lenglet, a former France under-21 worldwide, becomes Barca's second signing of the summer following confirmation last week that Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo will also join the club this month. Read More »

Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

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Conte regularly questioned the club's ambition and dealings in the transfer window and departs after failing to guide the Blues into next season's Champions League. Former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui was appointed instead. The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation. Conte has been sacked after two years at Chelsea . Read More »

Shaqiri cuts holiday short to complete Liverpool move

The 26-year-old scored eight times for Stoke last season and registered a further seven assists in the Premier League , but he was unable to help them avoid relegation to the second tier. That said, sporting director Michael Edwards won't return to talks with Lyon if they are won't budge from the previously agreed £53 million deal. The England goalkeeper is now in Russian Federation with the England squad as they prepare for the third-place Play-Off in the FIFA World Cup, and Butland is ... Read More »

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Isaiah Thomas Agrees To Contract With Nuggets

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According to Wojnarowski, Thomas recently got together with Nuggets coach Michael Malone and president of basketball operations Tim Connelly in Las Vegas to discuss his potential place in the club's plans. Prior to the odd campaign Thomas put together a year ago in which he started in only 15 of the 32 games he played, he appeared set for a big payday in the summer of 2018. Read More »

FIFA Warns Networks to Stop Focusing on Women in World Cup Stands

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Before the commencement of the tournament last month, there were fears that homophobia and racism would be the major areas of concern but FARE said sexism has been the main focus of discrimination. The subject arose today in a review of FIFA's anti-discrimination program in Russian Federation. It is understood that more than 20 supporters were identified by the authorities and they lost their FAN-IDs and were sent home. Read More »

British Diver Who Helped Rescue Trapped Boys in Thailand Returns to UK

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And helped him to have a new life, it's like a rebirth. Around 6pm local time on Tuesday it was a moment of relief for loved ones when the last child emerged from the cave, safely followed by the 25-year-old coach . Police officers took photographs of each other at the massive cave entrance, as pumps continued to suck out huge volumes of water. The elite Thai Navy Seals who carried out the rescue. Read More »

Ronaldo's Juve move sparks strike in Italy

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What do you think about the USB Lavoro Privato union's decision to go on strike? The union added that it was "unacceptable" that while Fiat Chrysler workers were making "huge economic sacrifices", millions of euros were being spent on the purchase of a player. Read More »

Barcelona prioritising Hazard signing over Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

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Eden Hazard has used the platform perfectly, turning in some seriously impressive displays for Belgium in Russian Federation. Hazard shone for Belgium in Russian Federation and will have the chance to showcase his skills one more time on Saturday when his side take on England in the third place play-off. Read More »

Indian Women's Cricket Coach Tushar Arothe Resigns After Players' Revolt

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Tushar Arothe has resigned from his post as the head coach of the Indian Women's team more than 12 months ahead of his two-year contract expires, BCCI said in a release on Tuesday (July 10). As was reported in the media, there had been differences between Arothe and the players after India lost the Twenty20 Asia Cup final against Bangladesh in Malaysia last month. Read More »

Manny Machado Trade Talks Make Focusing Difficult

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A trade before the All-Star Game could leave the Orioles without an All-Star Game representative in a year the event is just down the road in Washington. Asked to compare this July to ones where the team has tried to add , he's said there's not much difference to what will happen to these Orioles than years past. Read More »

Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

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Fans stationed behind the goal roared as a young boy wearing the Peresic name ran a scintillating line from nearly halfway to score in a packed away net. Walker can face Manchester City teammates Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne, while Tottenham boasts three players for Belgium and five for England . Read More »