• Mina header dumps unlucky Senegal out in fair play first
Mina header dumps unlucky Senegal out in fair play first

Senegal finished level with Japan on points in their group, missing out on the knockout stages due to having more bookings. The next tiebreaker would be points earned in matches between the teams that are tied, but Japan and Senegal played to a 2-2 draw when they met in the group stage, so that was a wash as well.

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  • 'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination
'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

Supporters of the German national football team react as they attend a public viewing event at the Fanmeile in Berlin to watch the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany on June 27, 2018 .

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  • Serena Williams victorious: Wimbledon amends rules to grant her 25th seed
Serena Williams victorious: Wimbledon amends rules to grant her 25th seed

The 31-year-old - who spent almost 11 months off the court due to a hip injury and then a subsequent operation - has not yet committed himself to play at Wimbledon and is due to play compatriot Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne later Wednesday. As the 25th seed, Williams will face one of the top eight seeds if she makes it to the third round. The tenn...

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  • Uruguay beat hosts Russia 3-0
Uruguay beat hosts Russia 3-0

The host nation's hopes of staging a memorable comeback were dealt a near-fatal blow when Igor Smolnikov saw red after picking up a second yellow card in the 36th minute. The 6-1 win over Panama - England's largest-ever margin of victory at the World Cup - was watched by 14.1 million, which was nearly 83 percent of the TV audience in Britain.

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  • LeBron James’ son likely to enroll in L.A. high school
LeBron James’ son likely to enroll in L.A. high school

According to a new report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst , Boston has sent another trade offer to the San Antonio Spurs for their disgruntled superstar. If other teams want Leonard, then they, too, have to race the Lakers for him. Leonard played only nine games this past season after suffering a leg injury.

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  • Javier Mascherano denies reports of mutiny in Argentina squad
Javier Mascherano denies reports of mutiny in Argentina squad

Argentina midfielder, Javier Mascherano, denied on Sunday that a rift had opened between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli following their 0-3 World Cup defeat by Croatia . "Whether we like it or not, we are the World Cup runners-up and at some point we have to prove it", he said . Sampaoli, meanwhile, told reporters at a news confere...

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  • Egypt's Essam El-Hadary Makes World Cup History
Egypt's Essam El-Hadary Makes World Cup History

Salman-al-Faraj restored parity for Saudi Arabia dispatching a penalty in the stoppage time of the first half after Ahmed Hegazi was cautioned for tugging the shirt of Fahad Al-Muwallad. Yasser Al-Mosailem started in goal for Saudi Arabia , meaning all three of the squad's goalkeepers will have played one game in Russian Federation.

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  • Could Moe Wagner Be Headed to the Lakers?
Could Moe Wagner Be Headed to the Lakers?

And Luke felt that when we had him in our building that he had off-the-charts basketball IQ. "He means the world to us and this franchise". Fresh off another NBA Finals appearance, owner Dan Gilbert and the front office team chose to draft Alabama freshman standout point guard Collin Sexton.

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  • Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate
Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

Southgate said: "Past history is not important for this team". He added: "These players have the opportunity to make their own history". They should be excited about that. I just think that while Panama always put in a lot of effort, it is going to be very hard for them to defend for 90 minutes against a team of England's quality.

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  • How ESPN Ruined The 2018 NBA Draft
How ESPN Ruined The 2018 NBA Draft

Accordingly, the internet blew up. One legend to another in the making, perhaps? At worst, he should pair well with the other talented young players on Phoenix's roster. But with the Suns having gone a combined 68-178 over the past three seasons, McDonough hinted in late May that it was time for them to begin taking a step forward.

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  • Mexico dominates in match against South Korea, wins 2-1
Mexico dominates in match against South Korea, wins 2-1

Meanwhile, while the South Koreans are not mathematically out of it - at least until the game between Germany and Sweden later on Saturday - it will take a minor miracle if they are to have any chances of keeping their World Cup dream alive.

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  • Switzerland scorers Xhaka, Shaqiri make Albanian nationalist gesture during win against Serbia
Switzerland scorers Xhaka, Shaqiri make Albanian nationalist gesture during win against Serbia

I think on and off the pitch we need to steer away from politics in football and we should focus on this as a sport that brings people together". Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic hoped the gestures wouldn't detract from the team's performance.

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  • England must be more clinical against Panama
England must be more clinical against Panama

Of course infamously England physio Gary Lewin broke his ankle at the World Cup four years ago when he slipped celebrating the Three Lions goal against Italy and had to be stretchered off. "We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly". "He has apologised to us all - we move on", he said. While Ruben Loftus-Cheek was...

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  • LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil:
LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil: "They're not invincible"

For long periods Costa Rica's flat-back five kept Neymar on the periphery, with Johan Venegas and Cristian Gamboa both man-marking him out of the game as Brazil found it hard to carve out chances in the first half. And Brazil coach Tite admitted the Paris Saint-Germain star is still not fully match-fit. The old trim, which he debuted in Brazil'...

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  • Colombia's Rodriguez a non-starter against Japan
Colombia's Rodriguez a non-starter against Japan

The defeat makes qualification to the knock-out stages virtually impossible for the North African side. State television showed images of the Japanese royal, a keen football supporter who has travelled to every World Cup to support Japan since 1998, in the host city of Saransk for the game on Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Lakers reportedly acquire 2nd-round pick from Sixers
Lakers reportedly acquire 2nd-round pick from Sixers

Coach (Luke) Walton used to play as well, so he's a players' coach, and he wants his players to make plays, be confident. Moe Wagner would look good in purple and gold. Wagner can play with his back to the basket and he is a decent passer. "For him, I think it just represents a tremendous amount of growth", Boynton told The Oklahoman on Thu...

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  • LiAngelo Ball will not be invited to Lakers Summer League team
LiAngelo Ball will not be invited to Lakers Summer League team

To make matters more interesting, a report from earlier in the week indicated the Lakers could ship Lonzo Ball out of town if they end up landing LeBron James in free agency. LiAngelo Ball-Lonzo's brother, LaVar's son-went undrafted during last night's (June 21) 2018 NBA Draft . After the draft concluded LaVar said the families focus is now o...

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  • Officials Suggest World Cup Celebrations In Mexico Caused Artificial Quake
Officials Suggest World Cup Celebrations In Mexico Caused Artificial Quake

His disjointed side looked extraordinarily vulnerable on the break even before Javier Hernandez punished them with the pass that set up Lozano to cut inside fire home. They have also not been eliminated at a World Cup group stage since 1938 when the tournament had a different and smaller format. It wasn't natural seismic activity making the gro...

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  • Unconvincing France beat Peru 1-0 to book last-16 place
Unconvincing France beat Peru 1-0 to book last-16 place

Hugo Lloris who was making his 100th appearance for the Le Bleus remained nearly tested an ambitious strike from Yoshimar Yotun, but the shot from the halfway line drifted wide. For Peru , Jefferson Farfan and Renato Tapia are pushed to the bench, with Pedro Aquino coming in. Four minutes later, Peru were then caught on the counter-attack a...

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  • Messi can not be compared to Maradona, claims Argentina World Cup victor Kempes
Messi can not be compared to Maradona, claims Argentina World Cup victor Kempes

Willy Caballero's error was incredible and conveyed why he was earning just his fifth cap at the age of 36. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday. Having lost 2-1 to France in their first game on Saturday, defeat by Denmark would have left the Socceroos on the brink of becoming...

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  • Phillies fan injured after being shot by Phillie Phanatic’s hot dog cannon
Phillies fan injured after being shot by Phillie Phanatic’s hot dog cannon

And it just hit me like that and I didn't even realize it. 6ABC reported that her facial injuries require treatment with ice every 20 minutes and have her feeling very sore. Louis Cardinals would become extremely unsafe for a fan in the stands and she would be sent to the hospital as a result. After her ordeal, does she have some words of cau...

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  • Senegal beats Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup
Senegal beats Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup

Senegal chalked up Africa's first victory at the World Cup with a 2-1 success over lacklustre Poland in Group G. Firstly, an own goal by Poland's centre-half Thiago Cionek put Senegal on the lead before Mbaye Niang "controversial goal" doubled the Teranga Lions' lead on the 60th minute.

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  • Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets
Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets

Six years ago, Dwight Howard was on a flight from San Antonio to Orlando. The Nets will be the fifth team that Howard has played for in his career. The trade frees up immediate financial space for Charlotte, which found itself right up against the tax with a roster that missed the 2018 playoffs, and frees up Brooklyn to potentially sign two m...

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  • Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches
Senegal and Japan fans tidy up after their World Cup matches

Both Colombia and Japan fans cleaned up after themselves after their Group H clash. But instead of going wild in the stands and then going off to celebrate on the streets of Russian Federation, some supporters chose to stay behind and help clean up litter.

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  • Ronaldo broke Puskas record with bullet header
Ronaldo broke Puskas record with bullet header

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more worldwide goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal ). There are no new injuries in both camps and while we anticipate slight changes in the Moroccan starting team , we do not expect the Portugal coach to ring changes.

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  • Controversial goal as Senegal beats Poland
Controversial goal as Senegal beats Poland

Senegal will be playing in honor of Bruno Metsu, their late coach who led them to the quarterfinals back in 2002. "But it does not change the fact that we lacked concentration at the beginning of the second half, because it seems that we could have played a different game, if they hadn't scored the second".

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  • Switzerland holds favoured Brazil to draw at World Cup
Switzerland holds favoured Brazil to draw at World Cup

He said he wouldn't make excuses for the disappointing scoreline. "You should not pressure the referee, though". The Brazilians complained of two key refereeing decisions that went against the five-time champions Sunday: A push on Miranda that aided Switzerland's goal , and a no-call they felt should have produced a penalty.

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  • England fan ready to fly the flag for gay rights in Russian Federation
England fan ready to fly the flag for gay rights in Russian Federation

Not after Kane got England off to a flawless start with an 11th-minute tap in. It took Graham Kentsley, originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire, just over five weeks to make the around 2,000 kilometer (1,243 miles) journey, which he timed so that he would arrive in good time for England's first World Cup match against Tunisia in the souther...

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  • Shaquille O'Neal: LeBron James Shouldn't Chase Championships
Shaquille O'Neal: LeBron James Shouldn't Chase Championships

You can make the case that going after rings, namely with the hope that he'd beat the Warriors to get them, is a bad idea. Shaquille O'Neal and Lebron James have more than a few connections when it comes to their careers. His mentality now is probably: I want to get four before [ Golden State Warriors guard] Steph [Curry ] does. His player-...

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  • Croatia drop Nikola Kalinic after he declines to enter as substitute
Croatia drop Nikola Kalinic after he declines to enter as substitute

Kalinic, who now plays for Fiorentina but spent last season on loan at AC Milan , has been linked with a move away from Italy in recent weeks but these actions could hamper a move. At 30-years-old, it remains a question as to whether or not Kalinic will ever don a national jersey again. "I have calmly accepted that, and since I need my players fit...

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  • England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup
England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

Alli recently addressed past behaviour issues that caused him to be suspended at the worldwide level. "I've texted him and told them "There's some f***ing idiots in this game but you're one of the good ones", added Adams. "For my whole time at MK Dons I was playing there". Adams believes that manager Gareth Southgate , someone who has a great d...

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  • Belgium determined to live up to expectations in Panama opener
Belgium determined to live up to expectations in Panama opener

The results were split on South Korea and Sweden but Ale Moreno, Ed Dove and Manu Martin all had the Swedes for the win, with Moreno and Martin nailing the 1-0 score prediction. The Korean team relies on Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and hopes for a strong performance from 6-foot-6 striker Kim Shin-wook, who is nicknamed "Chinook" after the B...

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  • Marcus Rashford set to return to full training after knee injury
Marcus Rashford set to return to full training after knee injury

Instead, Southgate will rely on selfless players such as Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier, and Fabian Delph, who will keep their shape and allow the wingbacks and forward players to offer a goal threat. Walker is set to be used in central defence by Gareth Southgate , whose men will face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G. Ambition and adventure to...

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  • Phil Mickelson putting meltdown at U.S. Open is epic
Phil Mickelson putting meltdown at U.S. Open is epic

He hustled after the putt - and hit it back toward the hole before it stopped rolling . Mickelson's shocking display in the third round earned him a 2-stroke penalty for breaking the rule against hitting a moving ball and led to a 10 on the hole, an 81 overall.

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  • Dustin Johnson surges to four-shot lead at US Open
Dustin Johnson surges to four-shot lead at US Open

Poulter made his US Open debut at Shinnecock in 2004 missing the cut, but he shed some light on what's needed to survive US Open conditions. "Definitely, my short game has been pretty good so far this week, so the harder it gets the more greens guys are going to miss and I feel that's an advantage to me", Leishman said.

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