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Liverpool legend Gerrard is Keita’s benchmark for success

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With a majority of fans always expecting new club signings to hit the ground running, inadvertently inviting extra pressure on Keita by handing him the iconic number could backfire if things do not go well from the start. The midfielder agreed a £50m+ switch to Anfield last summer but spent last term with Leipzig in the Bundesliga . He netted 17 goals in 71 appearances for the German outfit. Read More »

Marcelo exits Brazil match against Serbia with back injury

Brazil then knocked the ball around with all the deft skill and control that the neutrals at Spartak Stadium had come to see but even then Neymar couldn't get the goal he so desperately wanted, firing a bouncing shot over the bar and having a final effort palmed clear by Stojkovic. Read More »

Cuper to stay on as Egypt coach

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The Egyptian team lost all the three group stage matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation and their chances to get into the tournament's knockout stage. He is thought to be unhappy at having been paraded with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. " We want to apologize to all the Egyptian fans, who came to support us here in the three matches ". Read More »

Bubba Watson rallies to grab Travelers title in CT

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Kyle Stanley is the defending champion after he defeated Charles Howell III in a playoff previous year. It's unbelievable what some good energy and some healthy energy will do. This is a place where Watson can bomb drives by feel and carve short irons at will, and one where he officially put his stamp on the best season to date on Tour. Read More »

Nick Kyrgios to enter Wimbledon confident in his chances

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NICK Kyrgios produced another devastating serving display as he dispatched defending champion Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to reach the semi-finals at Queen's Club . While Kyrgios will be frustrated, his level during the week augurs well for his Wimbledon prospects. "I've played some good tennis, have played some tough opponents". Read More »

LaMarcus Aldridge Kawhi Leonard: Celtics to trade for LA instead?

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That certainly plays in favor of the Lakers, as Leonard has stated that's where he wants to play. The team did not make a hard push to trade for him previous year because of that thought, which could now backfire in more ways than one. Given what we know about Leonard's desire to play in LA and the haul likely required to win the sweepstakes, I'm skeptical Danny will pull the trigger, even if oddsmakers place Boston as the favorite. Read More »

LeBron could decide future without team visits

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In that regard, Cleveland could be facing an uphill battle - and the betting odds suggest as much - seeing as Los Angeles has the cap space to sign not just one, but two max salary players. But unless that other player is Paul George , finding a prospective running mate to lure James could prove easier said than done for the Lakers. Those are really the only two cities that make sense for his family. Read More »

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri

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In a statement posted on its website Sunday, the Football Association of Serbia said it submitted to FIFA "seven videos that clearly showed tendency in officiating of the referee Brych to the detriment of our national team". "We sought that he changes the boots". Serbia was charged for fans' "display of discriminatory banners and messages by Serbian supporters as well as for throwing objects during the match", Federation Internationale de Football Association said. Read More »

Second half rout sees England home over Kiwis

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England were unlucky to miss out on a 40-20, as the ball took a wicked bounce off the bouncy turf, but Watene-Zelezniak made the most of New Zealand's fortune. At the 33 minute mark, Connor and Gareth Widdop helped Ryan Hall score the opener, and although replays suggested he didn't ground the ball, it was awarded and they were on the board. Read More »

Iceland eliminated despite spirited display in loss to Croatia in Rostov

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Needing a point to make certain of top spot, Croatia dominated early on, with Real Madrid pair Modric and Mateo Kovacic dictating the tempo without creating clear chances. "Now we can concentrate on preparations for the knockout stage", said Badelj. "This is a big new win for Croatia ". Iceland had to claim their first ever World Cup victory to have a chance of advancing and, urged on by fans chanting their famous Viking thunderclap, nearly equalised immediately. Read More »

Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1

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She will be seeded at Wimbledon only one place lower than Maria Sharapova , who she had been due to play in the fourth round at Roland Garros when she withdrew with a pectoral injury. "But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now. And left not for an injury, but to have a great life and not give up tennis, but to come back". Read More »

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in World Cup clash

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Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley . But playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson , Iceland's most gifted player of his generation, blasted his kick high over the bar. Read More »

Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless

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El Tri will be looking for a point to win the group. "That might be a factor but it's not the most important thing". Finally, the victor game deep into added time as Toni Kroos bent a stunning effort into the top corner to send the World Champions home with three points and a strong possibility of qualifying for the knockout stages. Read More »

Chechen strongman makes Egypt's Salah honorary citizen

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Both teams have already been eliminated from the Russian Federation 2018 Fifa World Cup . " Mohamed Salah thanked us for our surprisingly warm and good hospitality, great affection for the team and excellent conditions for their stay and training", Kadyrov, who was banned previous year from his beloved Instagram, wrote on Russian social network VK. Read More »

Belgium and England set to rest, rotate, maybe disappoint

England fans are riding the crest of a wave after their national team's stunning performance against Panama on Sunday afternoon. If I was going to speak about every player, I think everyone deserves to play in the World Cup . Who exactly finishes first and second in Group H is currently up in the air, though Poland are out, right now Japan are top with Sengal in second though a win for Colombia over the Africans would see them qualify for sure. Read More »

SI Obtains Lakers Script for Apparent Paul George Pitch

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If Paul George is making his free agency decision exclusively based on billboard recruitment, the Los Angeles Lakers just jumped way ahead of the pack. And while we dreamt, you built too Becoming one of the world's greatest . The ones that turn us into legends . The person injury attorney and longtime season-ticket holder has funded more than 40 billboards around the L.A. Read More »

Body found inside walk-in freezer at SunTrust Park

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The deceased person was a third-party contractor and was found by another worker at the stadium. The worker's body was discovered by another worker. The investigation is ongoing and police wouldn't say whether or not foul play was suspected. No word on if this will impact any services during Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes deal worth $71m

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His Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas , also with a new Mercedes engine in his auto, was second fastest in 1:32.371 as France made its return to the F1 calendar for the first time since 2008. "In the end, P3, I'm happy, because the auto should be good in the race". Behind the top three teams , Sainz took seventh for Renault , Leclerc did well to take eighth for Sauber, Magnussen's Haas starts in ninth and Grosjean get tenth after bending his vehicle. Read More »

Odds and Updated Predictions for Tuesday's Group Matches

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The Balkans lead Group D after having won the first two games, but they can lose first place if Nigeria beat Argentina by a landslide. "Croatia are the best in that group, and we will do everything possible to not finish second", said the Bayern Munich midfielder. Read More »

Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina

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Croatia wins the group with a win or draw vs. Iceland, and they'll also win the group if Nigeria fails to win. Messi scored Argentina's opener, but a second-half Nigeria penalty meant they were staring at the exit door until Marcos Rojo volleyed home the victor in the 86th minute. Read More »

Clippers reportedly trading Rivers to Wizards for Gortat

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The elder Rivers also served as president of basketball operations and GM until being relieved of those duties last August. According to SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh, the Wizards' playoff chances drop from 38 percent to 21.9 percent with the departure of Gortat and addition of Rivers. Read More »

Hamilton secures record-extending 75th pole at French GP

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When the top three were asked about the severity of Vettel's penalty in the post-race press conference, Verstappen joked: "Yeah, I think next time you see Seb you should ask him to change his style, obviously it's not acceptable!" "But there's a long way to go and we'll keep approaching the rest of the season like we approached today ". Read More »

World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

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Johnson was taken to a hospital. Johnson was racing in the Jim Boyd Memorial race at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Saturday as part of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Saturday when his car flipped at Turn 3 on the backstretch on Lap 18. Read More »

Kroos Missile Secures Last-Gasp Win For Germany

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If Sweden manages to beat Germany , it would be the first elimination in group play for Germany since 1980. Germany and South Korea have zero points. "But the mistakes, and there were quite a few that were committed in this match, we've really analyzed them, we've talked about that and I believe we've adopted the right measures". Read More »

Desperate Australia in must win World Cup clash against Peru

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The 38-year-old striker has a chance to make his debut in Russian Federation on Tuesday when Australia plays Peru . This is the first time Peru reached the World Cup finals since 1982. Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has praised his team for their endeavours during the game against France and assured that Peru will try to finish the tournament with a victory. Read More »

Saudi Arabia bow out with a win over Egypt

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As luck would have it, in the 5th minute of injury time in second half Salem Al-Dawsari sealed a stunning comeback for the Green Falcons who registered their first ever victory in the World Cup since 1994. Salah was named in the starting line-up as expected and thrilled an Egyptian-dominated crowd of 36,823 by opening the scoring in trademark fashion after 22 minutes. Read More »

Kangaroo Stops Play During Australian Women's Soccer Match

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A kangaroo took the field of a women's semi-pro soccer match in Australia over the weekend. The woman's premier league football match on Sunday was halted for nearly 20 minutes as the kangaroo jumped fences, sprinted the length of the pitch and laid down in the penalty box, reports Xinhua news agency. Read More »

Iceland 1 - 2 Croatia | 26 Jun 2018

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Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled with a penalty but Ivan Perisic grabbed a last-gasp victor. Croatia enters the round of 16 with tons of confidence as the victor of Group D over pre-tourney favorites Argentina. Iceland reacted swiftly. Sverrir Ingason forced Kalinic into another spectacular save seconds before his header shaved the top of the bar. Iceland know they need to win and they need goals . Read More »

'Strange match' awaits England and Belgium

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They will face an England side coming off the back of a 6-1 drubbing of Panama , which followed a 2-1 win over Tunisia . Martinez also cast doubt on in-form striker Lukaku's participation after he picked up an ankle knock in Belgium's most recent match against Tunisia. Read More »

Maradona shows middle fingers on camera as Argentina score victor

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Pogba has been involved in all three of France's goals at Russian Federation 2018, with Les Bleus already assured of a place in the last 16 after Mbappe's victor against Peru . Tim Cahill came on for Australia in the second half of their final group game against Peru - the fourth time he's appeared at a World Cup . A victory for La Albiceleste over Nigeria in Saint Petersburg will give them a good chance of reaching the round of 16, but progress will also be dependent on the result ... Read More »

Final Group A games (World Cup 2018)

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Another Egyptian man, 38-year-old actor Maher Isam, died last week after suffering a stroke while watching the World Cup match between Uruguay and Egypt. Uruguay have since scored a second goal courtesy of a Diego Laxalt shot that took a massive deflection off of midfielder Denis Cheryshev. "We wanted to keep growing throughout the World Cup and after winning two matches 1-0, we wanted to do better today". Read More »

German FA suspend two over Swedish spat

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Germany were on the brink against Sweden , but having picked up a vital win, Kevin Hatchard expects them to finally hit top gear. Germany , who have looked out of sorts, play South Korea at the same time , in a nerve-wracking finale. They still have an astute coach and a bunch of very talented players who showed their fighting spirit against Sweden, and they should overcome limited, toothless opposition here. Read More »

Brad Stevens, Jayson Tatum go home empty-handed at the NBA Awards

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Durant was the highest Warriors vote-getter, finishing seventh in voting behind Harden, James, Anthony Davis , Damian Lillard , Westbrook and Giannis Antetokounmpo . He was sacked by the Raptors in May following their second consecutive second-round loss to the Cavs. When Lou Williams came to Los Angeles last summer, feelings were mixed. Read More »

Argentina and Lionel Messi crash out of the World Cup

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A win would put Argentina on four and a next round match probably against France . It's been reported that Argentina players attempted to stage a coup after the Croatia game and have revolted against manager Jorge Sampaoli , which Javier Mascherano denied in a pre-match press conference. Read More »