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Fifa WC 2018 : 32 Teams | 12 Stadiums

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France , boasting the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe in an attack-minded squad, also arrived in Russian Federation, seeking to win their second World Cup 20 years after their 1998 triumph. "The live studio show Football Extraaa and the breakfast show Kick-Off will enrich the die-hard football enthusiast's viewing experience of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ", Rajesh Kaul, President, Sports and Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said . Read More »

Winnie Harlow flag gaffe ends Canadian GP two laps early

In this case, the cars were still going full speed on what should have been the final lap as the drivers waited for clarification on the situation. "Tell them not to wave the checkered flag, we're not done yet", race-winner Sebastian Vettel radioed to his crew when he saw the flagman waving the checkered flag. Read More »

Liverpool hold talks with Xherdan Shaqiri's representatives

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And the winger will leave taking care of his future firmly in the hands of his representatives. With Shaqiri's eyes firmly on the prize of Russian Federation 2018, his team begun talks with Liverpool officials last Friday, Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones reports (via Stoke Sentinel). Read More »

Liverpool Announce Emre Can And Jon Flanagan Will Leave Club

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While the above statement makes no mention of his destination, it is widely expected that the 24-year-old will sign a five-year deal with Juventus in the coming days. The 25-year-old defender was sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month community order in January for assaulting his girlfriend Rachael Wall . Read More »

Women's Asia Cup 2018 final

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At this point, India were getting right back into the final, but in the fifteenth over of the innings, Nigar slammed three successive boundaries off the bowling of Jhulan Goswami to tilt the match in favour of Bangladesh once more. Fargana Haque and Nigar Sultana then started the rebuilding job and took the Bangladesh score past the 50-run mark. Bangladesh, though, were still well in the contest and there were important contributions from nearly all of their middle-order batters - ... Read More »

Jeers for Ilkay Gundogan annoy Germany boss Joachim Loew

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Kramaric produced a superb all-round performance after coming on as a half-time substitute, injecting life into a toothless Croatian side, which fell behind to an Ismaila Sarr goal in the 48th minute. Friday's game was the team's first home global since the scandal, and while Ozil missed the match through injury, Gundogan made an appearance from the substitutes' bench in the 57th minute and was subjected to booing for the remainder of the game. Read More »

Place your bets: DE takes sports wagers

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A major bookmaking company has signed a contract to offer sports betting at tracks in New Jersey and NY. This is a workaround to allow the Golden Nugget to have sports betting, even though it is owned by a pro-team owner, who would have been precluded from obtaining a license in the earlier version of the bill. Read More »

French Open Takeaways: Nadal owns the clay, again

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But he remains philosophical about the rest of his career which has so far yielded 17 majors, 79 titles in total as well as more than $100 million in prize money. Like so numerous pretenders, Thiem just did not have quite the same level of consistency to derail the Spaniard, who ruthlessly targeted his flowing backhand. Read More »

Hamilton: ‘F1 is going in the wrong direction’

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Hamilton, fourth at the time, headed into the pit lane on lap 16 of this 70-lap race, but the early change of tyres allowed Ricciardo to usurp the Mercedes auto. Both men were unhurt. "I think when we look back on this weekend we will accept the fact that, yeah, in hindsight, it would have been nice if we had more time to prepare on the hyper-soft, but it wasn't the case", he told reporters. Read More »

Pep Guardiola speaks out on Yaya Toure racism claims

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But he was limited to just 17 appearances in all competitions last season. Do you believe that Barcelona could have done that with (Andres) Iniesta? "But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions". Read More »

LeBron James Prioritizing Family, Championship Contention In Decision

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They won't have anything to lose since King James will not return to Cleveland next season unless they make more roster changes, which translate into getting rid of Smith. James already owns two homes and a film production company in Los Angeles, where the star could become a supernova. The Trail Blazers have a great guard duo in CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard, but it needs another option to topple the likes of Golden State and Houston. Read More »

Canadian GP: Vettel cruises to win from Bottas, Verstappen

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Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Australian Daniel Ricciardo were third and fourth respectively. Vettel's third victory this season lifted him to 121 points ahead of Hamilton on 120 after seven races, ending the defending four-time champion's hopes of a record-equalling seventh win at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he won from pole for the last three years. Read More »

Nadal - The King of Clay- Wins 11th French Open Title

In an interview yesterday, Nadal said, he will have to "play his best" to beat Dominic Thiem in Sunday's French Open final and secure an 11th Roland Garros title. Thiem undid all his good work in the next game, netting an easy volley on the first point and gifting Nadal three more unforced errors to hand over the first set . Read More »

Vettel replaces Hamilton atop standings with Canada triumph

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But Stroll has not enjoyed the kind of early success that Jacques Villeneuve experienced, so apart from friends and family, his absence far back in the pack isn't much noticed on the track where he picked up his first Formula One points with a ninth-place finish past year. Read More »

Caps, yes; Warriors, Cavs, no

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This president who has taken a personal vendetta against all athletes who protest during the national anthem, calling them "sons of bitches" who don't belong in this country, now wants to sit down with those activist athletes so they can recommend people they believe should be pardoned. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

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The victory also allowed the 32-year-old Nadal to hold onto the No. 1 ranking, just ahead of Federer. However, at the most inopportune of moments, Thiem's composure deserted him as a succession of unforced errors - including a simple volley into the net and a routine forehand long - handed Nadal a break to love and the opening set. Read More »

Nylon Calculus: Kevin Durant makes the impossible look easy

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Trailing 0-2 from the first two games of the NBA Finals, the Cavs returned home hoping to claw their way back into the series. While meeting with reporters on Thursday, LeBron was asked if he knew years ago that he would end up doing battle with Kevin Durant in important games all throughout his career. Read More »

Alaphilippe wins Criterium Stage 4, Moscon claims lead | AP sports

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In the classification, the Italian is now six seconds ahead of both Kwiatkowski and Thomas. "I think these four days are the hardest four days I've raced in a one-week stage race", said Thomas. "It's great in the new team environment". In the final steep climb Martin, trailing the overall leaders by nearly three minutes, was allowed to escape as the overall contenders eyed each-other. Read More »

Marko Arnautovic dismisses Manchester United speculation

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Arnautovic joined West Ham from Stoke City last summer in a club record-club £25m deal. Arnautovic has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford after enjoying a brilliant season for West Ham in the Premier League . The Daily Mirror is reporting that West Ham United are determined to keep hold of the Austria global this summer and have placed a mammoth price-tag on him to ward off interest from interested clubs. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins The French Open 2018

As Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem warmed up before the French Open final, the booming voice of an announcer at Court Philippe Chatrier called out each player's bona fides. At the same time , they were pretty safe. As if the task was not daunting enough for Thiem , the early signs were even more ominous. And of course, with it being on clay, Nadal is an overwhelming favorite. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win record 11th Roland Garros title

Nadal beat the Austrian 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in a match the he dominated from the very start. Thirteen years and 17 Grand Slam titles along, with Nadal aged 32 years and one week, still, nobody has ever said anything any truer. Although Thiem stood tall and broke Nadal early in the opening frame, he fell apart with a chance to knot things at five games apiece and ceded the set to Nadal at love. Read More »

Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

If there were any reason for a bit of intrigue entering Sunday's match, it was this: Thiem beat Nadal in two sets on red clay at Rome in May 2017 and again at Madrid last month. Either Federer or Nadal has captured each of the last six Grand Slam championships. Some wishful anticipation had been made of the fact that, 30 days prior, Thiem had beaten Nadal on the clay of Madrid, but Thiem reminded everyone Friday that the clay of Madrid is not the clay of Paris . Read More »

Trump will not invite Warriors, Cavs to White House

After the majority of Philadelphia Eagles refused to visit The White House, Donald Trump disinvited the entire team. And he was pretty sure that the Warriors were on the same page. Essentially, the team just ignored Trump. Afterward, Trump wasn't happy with the Warriors and went full petty on a Twitter rant that led to the Warriors being no longer invited to the White House. Read More »

Fury comebacks ends in facile fourth round victory

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The caliber of opponents will keep on rising. It's been a long time out of the ring and I needed to get some rounds in. Warren plans to keep Fury busy but has no idea yet who he will face in his next fight at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on August 18. Read More »

India v/s Bangladesh Women's Asia Cup final T20

TV coverage in Pakistan will be available on PTV Sport. Pakistan will play next game against India on Saturday. India have lifted the title on all six occasions since the inception of the tournament in 2004. Can India avenge their group-stage defeat to Bangladesh? Against the Pakistanis, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side had a rather easy outing barring the tricky chase that saw them lose two wickets with just five runs on the board. Read More »

Mayweather Tops Highest Paid Athletes List, No Women In Top 100

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Being the only sportsperson to be featured in the list, the 29-year-old Indian cricket team skipper is ranked 83rd with earnings of United States dollars 24 million. Basketball players (all male) make up a notable part of the list. There are 22 different countries represented in the top 100. Ranked at 83 with gross earnings of $24 million, Kohli features on the list alongside National Basketball Association stars, tennis and soccer players on a list topped by 41-year old boxer Floyd ... Read More »

Ricciardo: Mercedes will be hard to beat

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Asked how he tries to help Verstappen when in need, Ricciardo said: "If he was to ask me something I would happily tell him my position or my point of view". Hamilton retains a slim lead over Vettel in driver standings and will likely challenge the German when racing begins in earnest. Mercedes, who chose not to introduce their new upgraded power units in Montreal and struggled to extract the best from the "hyper-soft" tyre, saw Hamilton struggle to find the form that has enabled him to ... Read More »

No expectation within Heat organization that LeBron James will return

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It could be argued that the Houston Rockets might be the one playing in the NBA Finals right now if not for Chris Paul's horrific hamstring injury late in Game 5. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid led Philadelphia to the East's third-best record and the No.4 seed in the conference. To make matters even tougher for him, Golden State has made it a priority to blitz Cleveland's Kyle Korver at every opportunity, which has neutralized a sidekick James can't afford to lose. Read More »

CALLING THEIR BLUFF: Trump Asks NFL Players to ‘Recommend People’ for Pardons

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Before saying he'd listen to suggestions for folks to be pardoned , Trump again said those players weren't "proud enough" to stand for the anthem. You shouldn't go in a locker room when our national anthem is playing. The players' legal team will begin the process by reaching out to the White House for the deposition in the next week, according to the person. "I didn't invite Lebron James and I didn't invite Steph Curry. Read More »

Yankees won't play 'Sunday Night Baseball' game

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Right handed pitcher, Marco Estrada , will get the start for the Blue Jays . He leads active major-league pitchers in career strikeouts (2,884) and complete games (38) and ranks second in wins (239), innings pitched (3,367 2/3) and starts (519) to Bartolo Colon (242 wins, 3,381 2/3 innings, 538 starts). Read More »

UFC 225: Michelle Waterson Talks 'Great Villain' Colby Covington

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Conor McGregor has revealed he was due to fight at UFC 224 in May, before "something came up". Rafael Dos Anjos is now ranked #2 at 170lbs, making the move up to welterweight. A legal issue from UFC 223 prevented McGregor from fighting RDA at 224, after "The Notorious" threw metal objects into a bus carrying a bunch of UFC fighters. Read More »

Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker Announced for July 28th

To watch, hit play at the top of the article or go to the Sky Sports Boxing Facebook page or the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel. LAST NIGHT we were made aware of a press conference for Dillian Whyte and an unnamed opponent - clearly, then, the Kubrat Pulev fight would not materialise. Read More »