• Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters third round
Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters third round

Serving up yet another Centre Court spectacle, Roger Federer's dominance here at Wimbledon showed no signs of fading as he brushed past Slovakia's Lukas Lacko with a typically flawless display. "They're in my mouth and in my hair and everywhere - we need to do something. Is there a spray?" she said. "I want to be here to focus on tennis, not ea...

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  • France, Uruguay set date for quarter-finals
France, Uruguay set date for quarter-finals

Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for Pepe to head Portugal level in the 55th minute in a thrilling contest that was not the battle of attrition many predicted. Things don't depend on just one player. Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to...

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  • Federer shows new look, familiar dominance at Wimbledon
Federer shows new look, familiar dominance at Wimbledon

Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, there were a few signs of rust against Rus and Serena was pleased to get her first Wimbledon match as a mother out of the way. "I just won that a couple of days ago", the Australian Open champion said. Williams is bidding to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams at the end of the fortnight,...

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  • Russian Keeper Thanks God For Luck Against Spain
Russian Keeper Thanks God For Luck Against Spain

This Russian team, on the other hand, still have history to make and with big names falling by the wayside on an nearly daily basis, they must now be considered serious contenders for a return to the Luzhniki Stadium in the semi-final and perhaps even the final.

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  • England Beat Colombia on Penalties, Advance to World Cup Quarter-Finals
England Beat Colombia on Penalties, Advance to World Cup Quarter-Finals

When the fifth, and potentially decisive, England penalty fell to a player who has had to endure much of this tournament on the bench. "Losing the game might actually benefit England to go further in the World Cup , to be on the right side of the draw which I believe they are".

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  • Lakers add Rajon Rondo surprise to fascinating roster
Lakers add Rajon Rondo surprise to fascinating roster

Rondo is on his sixth team since the 2014-15 season and has often been disengaged on the court, accused of assist-hunting, and his defense is mostly overrated. After all their moves Sunday and Monday, the Lakers have $5.6 million left under the salary cap, which could rule out another big free-agent signing.

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  • Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico and into 2018 World Cup quarterfinals
Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico and into 2018 World Cup quarterfinals

After Mexico lost an errant pass in the midfield in the 89th minute, Neymar collected the ball and began running Brazil up the field with a numbers advantage. "How we use him is very important in a tournament like this, when we have very little time to recover between games". It was a choking blow for Mexico , who had been the better side ...

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  • Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals
Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

The following 116 minutes though largely failed to live up to the first four, fireworks giving way to a damp squib of an encounter as the game edged inexorably towards extra time and penalties. "What awaits us is a very hard match". With the exception of a winter-tour squad consisting of home-based players only, the Danes have not lost since a ...

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  • LeBron James has 53 million reasons to stay in Cleveland
LeBron James has 53 million reasons to stay in Cleveland

His reason for being there is unknown: The Lakers are considered a strong candidate to sign James, but he also has an offseason home in L.A. Once James, George, Durant, Paul and Jordan begin signing, teams will begin moving on to other free agents and the process will continue.

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  • Enyeama reacts as African teams crash out of tournament
Enyeama reacts as African teams crash out of tournament

Kozo Tashima, president of the Japan Football Association (JFA), insisted the team deserved a place in the knockout stage in Russian Federation, won at the expense of Senegal by virtue of having picked up fewer yellow cards. Another fan Ken Msonthi said: "Senegal should maintain that team and their coach Alou Cissie". He's a really good player with...

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  • FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16
FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16

Midfielder Ever Banega provided a great link up with Messi , spraying an inch-perfect pass for Messi's opener whilst controlling possession with his passing ability and creativity in the middle of the pitch. "If we do not control the play then it will be a physical game which would not suit us". As the drama unfolded in St Petersburg , Icelan...

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  • Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option
Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option

Wojnarowski notes, the Lakers have expressed a willingness to teams to take on 2018-19 salary for the chance to secure a future first-round pick, which could then be used to sweeten a prospective trade opportunity. Leonard has one year remaining on his contract and is eligible for the five-year, $219 million supermax extension. If Leonard does, h...

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  • Swedes unite against racism after Durmaz abuse
Swedes unite against racism after Durmaz abuse

If South Korea beat Germany and Sweden lose to Mexico , three teams will be all square at one win and two losses, and they will have to count tiebreakers to determine the second place finisher behind Mexico. So it was up to Kroos to carry the hopes of Germany on his shoulders and revive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage ahead of t...

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  • Falcao scores maiden World Cup goal as Colombia eliminate Poland
Falcao scores maiden World Cup goal as Colombia eliminate Poland

Midfielder James Rodriguez, victor of the Golden Boot at the last World Cup , returned to the starting lineup after an injury and played a part in two of the goals as Colombia got back on track after their opening loss to Japan. Both matches can be streamed on fuboTV (Try for free). After two defensive lapses against Senegal led to a 2-1 def...

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  • Lewis Hamilton flies to France pole in Mercedes front row lockout
Lewis Hamilton flies to France pole in Mercedes front row lockout

The British racing driver was quite untouchable during the first two qualifying sessions but seemed to struggle a bit in the final session when it actually counts. "The game will be on TV here and l am sure my guys will try to keep an eye on both things at the same time - as will I". Apart from the colourful lines, it's hard to tell where you are...

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  • Southgate not anxious by Russian heat, Panama play down line-up gaffe
Southgate not anxious by Russian heat, Panama play down line-up gaffe

A photographer captured a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland in training that looked to give away England's intentions ahead of the second Group G match in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. A backlash from some supporters on social media added to the furore, threatening to undermine an increasingly positive relationship between the Eng...

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  • Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle
Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

Meanwhile, Shaqiri was born in Kosovo when it was part of the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to Switzerland with his family. But tensions remain high between the two nations as Serbia does not recognise Kosovo as an independent state.

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  • Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing

Blatter was FIFA president from 1998 until being suspended from office in October 2015 in the fallout from US and Swiss federal investigations of worldwide football officials. No charges have yet been brought and Blatter has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. "And he has said 'OK, nothing.' So I don't think they are bothered", he said.

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  • World Cup Africa showing few signs of breakthrough
World Cup Africa showing few signs of breakthrough

But Japan made the flawless start to their World Cup campaign, becoming the first Asian country to defeat a South American team at a World Cup and earning three points in what is expected to be one of the most closely-contested groups in the tournament, with Poland and Senegal the other two nations in Group H.

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  • National Basketball Association rumors 2018: Who will LeBron James bring to his next destination?
National Basketball Association rumors 2018: Who will LeBron James bring to his next destination?

NJ.com writer Joe Giglio says the Los Angeles Lakers "seem to fit the bill" and are the bookies' favourites to land James ahead of the 76ers and Houston Rockets. The 33-year-old was able to drag his hometown side to the NBA Finals where they faced the Golden State Warriors for the fourth straight year, but failed to make it a competitive seri...

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  • Johanna Konta snubs umpire as Ashleigh Barty wins Nottingham final
Johanna Konta snubs umpire as Ashleigh Barty wins Nottingham final

Konta beat Barty in the quarterfinals previous year before losing to Vekic in the final. Top seed Barty made it four straight wins in four matches as she swept aside Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4 in 65 minutes in the English grass court tournament, boosting her confidence in the build up to Wimbledon .

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  • Phil Mickelson moving ball: Twitter goes wild US Open mistake
Phil Mickelson moving ball: Twitter goes wild US Open mistake

Mickelson jogged after the ball after it curled around the hole, realizing it was about to head down the other side of the green. It was not immediately clear what was Mickelson's motive in striking the ball. Mickelson, who has been a U.S. Open runner-up six times, most recently in 2013, was having a miserable time Saturday before reaching 13. Bu...

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  • Dhawan ton dents Afghanistan's Test debut
Dhawan ton dents Afghanistan's Test debut

For the hosts sans regular skipper Virat Kohli , wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik made a comeback to the Test side after nearly eight years. The left-hander has scored over 100 runs in a session before, though, doing so against Australia on debut in Mohali in 2013, and then against Sri Lanka in Galle a year ago.

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  • Liverpool Schedule 2018-19: Premier League Fixtures Released
Liverpool Schedule 2018-19: Premier League Fixtures Released

The match will also be new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first in English football's top flight. The exact date of the game will be confirmed when television broadcasting schedules are drawn up. Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United have been given a tough opening run for the new Premier League season. Tottenham themselves first struggled wh...

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  • Spain firing Julen Lopetegui was an 'absurd reaction — Real Madrid's Perez
Spain firing Julen Lopetegui was an 'absurd reaction — Real Madrid's Perez

Prior to the stunning firing of Lopetegui, it had been Portugal trying to stay focused on the match. They haven't been pleasent moments. Spain will be coming up against a Portuguese side who have come to Russian Federation as the defending European champions, with Ronaldo knowing this is surely his last shot at winning the World Cup.

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