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Messi misses penalty as Argentina held by Iceland

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After a year of experimentation since taking over that has left the former champions embarrassed in the run-in, Sampaoli also announced on Friday that he had chosen Sergio Aguero over Gonzalo Higuain to play in front of talisman Lionel Messi . Read More »

With 11th French, Nadal not obsessed with Federer's 20 Slams

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Thiem, who is 24, showed flashes of resistance in the final before crumbling to a straight sets defeat to Nadal in what was his first title match at the majors. By Thursday normal service had resumed, the Spaniard reeling off the two points he needed to level the match, and then polishing off two more sets to crush this particular French revolution and secure his place in the semi-finals. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: 'Paul Pogba should not have been awarded France winner'

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He was alerted by the VAR to a possible penalty and went over to the pitchside monitor. "I felt the contact", he said . "I'm not going to complain about the use of video today", France coach Didier Deschamps said. But the French showed guts to secure the three points with a good pressing toward the end. They also have a skilful and inspired playmaker in Aaron Mooy. Read More »

Brother of Zach Randolph shot dead outside Indiana bar

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Police say an officer heard gunfire at around 5 a.m. Saturday and found Roger Randolph bleeding between two cars outside of Hop's Blues Room in Marion. Zach Randolph was not with his brother at the time. Zach Randolph, a two time National Basketball Association all-star, was a standout at Marion High School and led the Marion Giants to an IN state championship IN 2000. Read More »

Own-goal earns Iran 1-0 win over Morocco at World Cup

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After going winless at the last FIFA World Cup , it took Asia just the second attempt for them to get off the mark at Russian Federation 2018 after Iran's dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco on Friday. It was also the first World Cup win by an Asian country in eight years - since Japan beat Denmark at the 2010 World Cup. Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Morocco vs Iran - Moscow, Russia - June 15, 2018. Read More »

Dustin Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at U.S. Open

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Only six other players in the U.S. Open have led by as many as four shots after 36 holes. "The pressure is at its highest, and it's just one of those tournaments that's very hard to play well and win". He then two-putted. With the 2-shot penalty, he was given a sextuple-bogey 10 that was the highest score on any hole at this U.S. Open, according to the USGA. Read More »

Woods missed US Open, surprised he's still at 14 majors

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Further down the odds to win the 2018 U.S. Open , defending tournament champion Brooks Koepka sits alone at +2000, followed by Jon Rahm at +2200, and Hideki Matsuyama at +2800, while Phil Mickelson continues the search for an elusive first career victory at the event, joined by Henrik Stenson at +3000. Read More »

Phil Mickelson moving ball: Twitter goes wild US Open mistake

Allen reports that the USGA are satisfied with levying a two stroke penalty. Phil Mickelson ran up a sextuple-bogey 10 in a freaky incident which soured his 48th birthday celebrations on day three of the US Open. He has finished runner-up in the U.S. Open a record six times, and he acknowledged that time was running out on his best chances to become just the sixth golfer in history to complete the career grand slam. Read More »

Winners and losers as Denmark narrowly beat Peru 1-0

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During his legal battle, Guerrero received support from the captains of Peru's three Group C rivals, all of whom signed a letter asking Federation Internationale de Football Association to overturn his suspension. Denmark midfielder William Kvist was taken off on a stretcher after a sustaining a blow to the ribs in a challenge with Farfan, and disaster nearly struck for Age Hareide's men when Cueva was brought down in the penalty area by Poulsen. Read More »

US Open: Dustin Johnson leads as Woods, Spieth, McIlroy miss cut

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But the tournament for now is in the hands of Johnson, who has married an impressive short game with his prodigious length to open up a sizeable gap after sharing a four-way tie for the lead after round one. The 42-year-old will now struggle to make the cut and has a mountain to climb if he is to end his decade-long major drought, stretching back to the 2008 U.S. Read More »

Mohamed Salah absent, Luis Suarez woeful & a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Iberian classic

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Egypt's coach, Hector Cuper has explained why he opted to keep Liverpool star Mohammed Salah on the bench in Egypt's opening game against Uruguay . "Mo Salah is an important player for us, that is without a doubt", Cuper said. Suarez failed to beat goalkeeper Mohamed El Shennawy in two one-on-one situations and Cavani hit the post from a free kick with two minutes left. Read More »

Canelo rematch on for September 15, Golden Boy Promotions says

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Golovkin vs. Alvarez II is set to go down on September 15. "It's a much bigger fight with all the controversy that has gone on and no love lost between the guys", Loeffler said. The fans want the fight. Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO's) and Saul Alvarez (38-0-1, 34 KO's) will try to re-define the strongest Middleweight in the world. Read More »

Argentina vs Iceland - Preview, Live Match | 16 Jun 2018

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Juventus striker Higuain will be left out in favour of Aguero, who is overcoming a knee injury that kept him out of Manchester City's final games of the Premier League season. Iceland is coached by Heimir Hallgrímsson, who gave up being a dentist to join the team full-time after their success at Euro 2016. "Regarding Messi, I don't have a magic formula". Read More »

Iceland ready for 'biggest game' against Argentina, says coach

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If you don't have cable you can stream it via Hulu with Live TV, or fuboTV . Hallgrimsson also had a theory on why many neutrals around the world would be rooting for the smallest nation by population ever to appear at a World Cup. Meanwhile, per Kelly, Gylfi Sigurdsson has returned to fitness after he suffered a knee injury in March, and he played a part in both of Iceland's warm-up friendlies. Read More »

Morocco hopes to bid for 2030 World Cup despite 5th time defeat

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After controversial Federation Internationale de Football Association votes gave the tournament to Russia and Qatar in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the governing body promised to have a more open, transparent process this time. Morocco have bid five times now and they have been overlooked each time. Many African delegates believe Morocco lost because its projected tournament profit of Dollars 5 billion fell considerably short of the USD 11 billion pledged by the North American bid . Read More »

Clinical India register big win over Afghanistan in one-off Test

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There were some positives for debutants Afghanistan - who were only awarded Test status in June 2017 - notably the bowling of Yamin Ahmadzai , who took 3-51 in India's sole innings. We hadn't played a Test match before this and we've learnt a lot. Test cricket's newest entrant was faced with a mountain to climb after India finishing batting. Read More »

Russian Federation wins opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia, 5-0

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Minutes before Saudi Arabia kicked off the tournament against host nation Russia, Putin said: "I congratulate all of you at the start of the most important championship in the world". They are also receiving exposure in and around the stadium where the matches will be played. Neymar, the world's most expensive player, has recovered from a broken bone in his foot in time . Read More »

Lakers Rumors: Team interested in Kawhi Leonard via free agency or trade

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According to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News, the two could be approaching a "healing stage" and are trying to schedule a meeting "to discuss any issues or concerns Leonard may have". Outside of Red Auerbach, no coach in basketball history is more closely tied to the successes of an organization that Popovich is in San Antonio, as he has been at the helm since 1996 and has coached the team to five championships. Read More »

Australia win toss, elect to bat against England in 1st ODI

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The coverage, which will be broadcast by Sky Sports Cricket , will begin with England taking on Australia at the KIA Oval in June, and end with England's clash with India at Headingley in July. "We want cricket to be as popular as ever". Ahead of Australia's One-day global meeting with England - their first competitive match since the scandal-ridden tour - Paine asked Eoin Morgan if the teams could have a pre-match handshake on the field. Read More »

Morocco faces off with Iran

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Younes Belhanda headed past the post from Nordin Amrabat's cross shortly after as Morocco found their way behind the Iran defence easily, before Ayoub El Kaabi failed to test Alireza Beiranvand in the Iran goal when he swung wildly at a chance from 18 yards. Read More »

Iran vs. Morocco in 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup got off to a promising start on Thursday, with hosts Russian Federation opening with a 5-0 hammering of Saudi Arabia in Group A . Both teams face tough tests Wednesday, as Morocco will play Portugal and Iran will face Spain. Iran became the second team to qualify for the World Cup after Brazil and will be eager to improve on its 2014 World Cup performance, when it finished last in its group and scored one goal. Read More »

Chelsea travel to Huddersfield on the opening day

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Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled before the first worldwide break, which is on the weekend of 8-9 September. Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11 to 12, the English Premier League announced on Thursday (Jun 14) as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, asks for trade

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The Spurs reportedly turned the deal down and did not make the Celtics a counterproposal. Wojnarowski did not specify which player (s) and/or draft asset (s) were included in Boston's offer. Leonard is not concerned with missing out on the supermax contract of five years and $219 million that he is eligible form accordig to Haynes. This appears to be the end of the odd saga, in which Leonard played just nine games a year ago while nursing a quad injury. Read More »

A glance at 1st round of US Open

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Johnson holed medium-length putts for birdies, a few nervy, short putts for par and picked up a bonus when his shot from a front bunker on the par-4 eighth rattled and rolled into the cup. "Perseverance, commitment and discipline", 2013 victor Justin Rose said when asked for three adjectives to describe a one-over 71 that left him two shots adrift of early leaders Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy , who shot other-worldly 69s. Read More »

Egypt Coach Cuper: Why Salah Was Benched

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Uruguay will play Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, while Egypt get to play Russian Federation on Tuesday. "We can confirm that 32 278 tickets have been allocated for the match between Egypt and Uruguay in Yekaterinburg ". Cuper also entertained a question from a reporter about Salah's prospects of emerging as the top scorer at the tournament. "I understand that the fans sometimes prefer things to be done in a different way and like when Salah performs well, a goalkeeper or a ... Read More »

Michael Porter Jr. cleared for 2nd pro day

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The NBA draft is a week away with teams scheduled workouts with the top prospects and draft preparations entering its final stages. After his one season of college basketball was defined by a long-term injury, Michael Porter Jr . Porter scored 28 total points on 9-for-29 shooting. Despite his lack of playing time, Porter is expected to be one of the first seven players selected in the draft, with some reports suggesting the Sacramento Kings are considering him with the #2 overall ... Read More »

Jerome Boateng put up for sale by Bayern Munich

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And they have been granted a major boost in their chase over the former Manchester City ace after comments made by Bayern's chief Karl-Heinze Rummenigge. "What I can say after the training sessions is that Boateng worked incredibly hard". "I want to have a good World Cup, that's got nothing to do with my own situation, that's always the same". Read More »

Russian Federation smashes Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

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Cheryshev added a fourth with a superb finish before Golovin curled in a superb free-kick in injury time as President Vladimir Putin watched on in delight. Two minutes from time, Saudi Arabia were caught by a counter-attack again and this time it proved costly. Golovin made his second assist of the game as his cross from right saw Dzyuba outjump Saudi captain Osama Hawsawi and head it in. Read More »

Kyrie Irving open about his future and all things Celtics

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So, why move on from Irving? He hasn't spoken with the club about the LeBron rumors, and it's unlikely the club wants to even broach the subject with him for fear of injuring the relationship with a star who can opt out after next season. "I think he's one of the most entertaining guys". Beginning this summer, every key member of this year's team will be up for a new contract over the next three years: Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes this summer; Irving, Al Horford, Terry Rozier and Marcus ... Read More »

Rangers sign Croatian defender Katic

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Steven Gerrard has only officially been in the job a few days, yet has now sealed the club's fifth signing of the summer. The 6ft 4in former Under-21 internationalist is highly rated in his homeland and was capped for the first time by Croatia's senior side in a friendly against Mexico in May 2017. Read More »

Mohamed Salah declared fit for Egypt opener

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Meanwhile, Uruguay's attacking threat will come from Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, and Paris Saint-Germain's Edison Cavani. Egypt also face Saudi Arabia and hosts Russian Federation in Group A. That's big news for the team as they open up play on Friday against Uruguay . All the omens point to a Uruguayan win. Uruguay were the first World Cup winners, in 1930. Read More »

'Nothing to worry about' - Marcus Rashford calms injury fears

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Earlier England manager Gareth Southgate had confirmed that Rashford had picked up a knock but he didn't seem too concerned about the United forward. I have worked my whole life to get to where I am now in a World Cup squad, and to showcase my talent in the World Cup stage, playing in my position. Read More »

Russian politicians now torn on World Cup sex

World Cup play begins on Thursday, with Russian Federation taking on Saudi Arabia. Tamara Pletnyova , chairwoman of the Family, Women, and Children Affairs Committee, anxious that romantic affairs with foreigners during the major sporting event may lead to an increase in single mothers in Russian Federation. Read More »