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Rafael Nadal dismisses Wimbledon claim after beating Dudi Sela

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After being cheered loudly on to court the world number one and second seed looked totally at home on the still-lush turf, thumping 31 clean winners past a skilful opponent who lacked the kind of big weapons needed to worry Nadal on grass. Fresh from an 11th French Open title, Nadal was playing on grass for the first time this season. Nadal had fallen to a player ranked outside the top 100 in four of his last five visits to the All England Club . Read More »

76ers to meet with James' agent in Los Angeles

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LeBron James is preparing to make The Decision 3.0, with a number of teams now vying for his services ahead of free agency. In the meantime, without James or Love on the books, and the likelihood of being free from paying Hill, Korver, or JR Smith in 2019, the Cavs could have significant salary space to start to retool. Read More »

FIFA Fines Russia for Fan's Discriminatory Banner

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The Mexican Football Federation was also fined 15,000 Swiss Francs and warned for crowd disturbance by its team's supporters. The Serbs were fined for a similar banner earlier in the tournament. Morocco was not the only country to receive warnings and bills from Federation Internationale de Football Association. Meanwhile, Patric Beaunelle, who serves as the team's coach assistant received a warning for "improper behavior". Read More »

Iconic LeBron James banner in Cleveland comes down

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But if not, I guarantee two when all my boys is on the Lakers with him". Now that the Golden State Warriors acquired DeMarcus Cousins , the Lakers have more reason to add Leonard to their team. The Lakers, who are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013, apparently didn't want to take that risk. "How's LeBron going to play point?" Lonzo will be pushing and he get it out of his hands too quick. Read More »

Zimbabwean rugby team forced to sleep on streets

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The team then had to turn to sleeping on the streets after being greeted by appalling conditions at the allocated accommodation . Zimbabwean authorities have noted with concern the situation that led to the national Rugby team being ill-treated in Tunisia. Read More »

Wenger names England as one of World Cup favourites

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Gareth Southgate called on England's players to grasp their opportunity to make the nation proud ahead of their date with World Cup destiny. Marks & Spencer have reported that sales of waistcoats have soared by 35 per cent since the tournament began two weeks ago in a phenomenon that's being called "the Gareth Southgate effect". Read More »

'That's life' says Iniesta after farewell ends in defeat

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Spain has had a hard time playing against host nations in the history of the World Cup . Russian Federation booked their spot in the quarter-finals for the first time, beating a heavily fancied Spain team in front of 78,000 fans at a raucous Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow . Read More »

Russian Federation beats Spain to enter QF

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An error in Spain's defense let Russian Federation level in the 41st, after Gerard Pique's raised arm blocked a header by Artyom Dzyuba at a corner. There would be no happiness, Yes the misfortune has helped - in the end of the first half, the home team earned a corner kick. It was finally in the 12th minute that Spain went ahead, the moment when 38-year-old Sergei Ignashevich , dived into the Spanish captain Sergio Ramos at the second bar, tapping a free kick in with his foot and ... Read More »

Serena Williams thanks Wimbledon chiefs for making her a seed

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During a news conference ahead of a tournament at Wimbledon Sunday, Williams said it was frustrating to be targeted more than other players. Deadspin reported the testing officer had arrived at Williams' home at 8.30 a.m. "Tennis has given me so much". USADA confirmed this week that Williams had passed all five tests. I'm okay with that. I expect to go out there. Read More »

England and Colombia World Cup last-16 match goes to extra

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The winner of Colombia-England gets the Sweden-Switzerland victor in the quarter-finals, and then a semi-final looms against Croatia or Russian Federation. Colombia's national soccer team will on Tuesday lock horns with England seeking to book a place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in a game that could define this generation of players. Read More »

Colombia ambassador ‘sad’ over Sun headline ahead of England World Cup clash

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Let them play. I think they're enjoying having that freedom. "I said many times that no country under 40 million people has won the World Cup since 1954, since after the Second World War". But Rooney said he had no doubt that Southgate made the correct choice in allowing the likes of Harry Kane to rest for the knockout stage. "For me personally, it's the right decision", Rooney told http://www.espn.co.uk/football/ england ... Read More »

Juventus 'begin talks for Cristiano Ronaldo'

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Indeed, it's been suggested Real are prepared to sell Ronaldo for €120m. Spanish newspaper AS reported that Ronaldo's camp had confirmed the existence of an offer from Juventus - and that more could follow in the coming days - but insisted that no deal was completed. Read More »

Loew to stay on as Germany coach

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The Germany Football Association (DFB) has announced that manager Joachim Low will continue working with the national team, despite failing to make it out of the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Before their elimination in Russia, Germany hadn't exited a World Cup in the first round since 1938. Sweden , the only team Germany managed to beat in Russian Federation, face Switzerland in a last 16 encounter on Tuesday, and will play either England or Colombia in the ... Read More »

EPL: Courtois speaks on leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid

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Barcelona will move for Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan if Jasper Cillessen leaves Camp Nou this summer, according to a report . After three years with Atletico Madrid earlier in his career, Thibaut Courtois set his family up in the city and is yet to rule out a return this summer. Read More »

The 4 Leading Contenders For The Men's Wimbledon Singles Title

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Sjeng Schalken enjoyed a career-best year in 2003, winning two of his nine ATP titles and achieving a career-high ranking of 11th. He earned his record eighth title at the grass-court major a year ago, and he ran his total Grand Slam haul to a record 20 men's singles trophies by winning the Australian Open in January. Read More »

Manchester United to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool

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The Egypt worldwide enjoyed an incredible debut campaign last season where he scored 44 goals across all competitions, winning the PFA, PWA and EPL Player of the Year awards. Lyon are set to trigger an option to make Ndombele's move permanent for £7m this summer and they are keen to keep hold of him but president Jean-Michel Aulas may be tempted to cash-in and turn a quick profit if a suitable offer arrives. Read More »

Obi's father kidnapped hours before Argentina clash

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Umeh hailed Mikel for his patriotism and said the Nigerian legend deserve some accolades for putting the country first before his family. "Representing my country is my greatest honour, I love my country and very proud to be a Nigerian". "The abductors started calling to demand a ransom of N10 million before police operatives acted on intelligence information and swooped on them". It was the second time Michael Obi has been kidnapped in Nigeria. Read More »

I want more fights in Belfast: Michael Conlan

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Afterwards he awarded himself six out of 10 for his performance which, considering he was in just his eighth fight as a professional, was over-critical. On the undercard, Jono Carroll ground down rival Dublin super-featherweight Declan Geraghty in a performance that might catapult him into big fights. Read More »

Calum Chambers signs new long-term Arsenal deal

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It's led to speculation that Gomes will be on the move this summer and his situation has alerted clubs here in the Premier League with Gianluca Di Marzio claiming that Arsenal and Tottenham have registered their interest in signing the Portuguese global. Read More »

Octopus that predicted Japan's World Cup outcomes killed and sold as food

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In the experiment, the octopus tipped its tentacles towards the right boxes, thus predicting a Japanese win against Colombia , a draw with Senegal and a loss to Poland . "I hope that the second Rabiot will also give all the outcomes correctly and that Japan will go all the way", Abe said, according to Sora News 24 . Read More »

Orders of LeBron James Lakers jerseys spike

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When the 2018 offseason started, Kawhi Leonard told the Spurs that he preferred to be traded to the Lakers and informed other interested teams that he intends to sign with the Purple and Gold as an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: A loot at the five top contenders to win

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Uniqlo then tweeted that they signed Federer as a Global Brand Ambassador. The deal reportedly gives Federer the right to sell additional sponsorship patches on his shirt, something Nike didn't allow him to do. 'The RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point, Federer said . "I felt very good from the start which is nice", Federer, who has now one 24 consecutive sets at the All England Club after blazing to the title previous year without dropping one, said on ... Read More »

Rahul Dravid inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Honours like this are just as much for them as it is for me", the former captain added. It is a privilege to be among a group of people I have looked up to and I have admired as a young man growing up in the journey as a cricketer. In 2004, he was named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Player of the Year. He was also selected for the four-match Test series in the Caribbean in 1995, but didn't play in any of the matches. Read More »

Sanchez Reveals His Pick For World Cup Golden Boot

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Alexis Sanchez wants Belgium to win the World Cup due to the presence of friend and team-mate Romelu Lukaku . Belgium coach Roberto Martinez after his side produced one of the great comebacks in World Cup history. "We've never practised penalty kicks as a team", Nishino told reporters on Sunday in Russian Federation, the Sankei Shimbun daily said. Only a day earlier, he was rhetorically asking how he would attack a team like Belgium , citing its third place in the world's ... Read More »

Danny Welbeck says England making most of set-pieces at World Cup

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Southgate's decision to change the side who beat Panama 6-1 was met with divided opinion in the British media. But in remote villages in County Galway, southern Ireland, residents are claiming the Tottenham striker as "one of our own". However, in defeat they have set up a last 16 clash with Colombia , and perhaps a last eight match against either Sweden or Switzerland - and Shearer, writing in his BBC Sport column on Saturday, can't believe a large part of the footballing public seems so ... Read More »

Belgium snatches 3-2 win over Japan to set up Brazil clash

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Belgium's chances of making the last eight looked far more remote in the 52nd minute, however, when Takashi Inui lashed home Japan's second shortly after Genki Haraguchi had opened the scoring. Belgium's captain had stirred, and his side had the momentum. Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game. Read More »

LeBron James: Basketball star agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers

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LeBron James made it official and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers . If fans bought a Cavaliers LeBron jersey in the last 90 days, Fanatics has a Jersey Assurance program that enables consumers to exchange, free of charge, a James Cavaliers jersey for either a James Lakers jersey or a new jersey of a player on the Cavaliers. Read More »

Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score

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It was rather fitting that Finch bettered his own record of 156 runs with a six by mauling Chris Mpofu over extra cover. His knock of 172 runs from 76 balls with 16 fours and 10 sixes was laden with boundaries and records on the way. He carried over his form in the Men in Yellow's next match versus Zimbabwe as well. D'Arcy Short was his opening partner and both also notched the highest ever partnership of 223 runs in T20Is and the second overall in T20 cricket. Read More »

England players head for training before World Cup clash with Colombia

Pekerman said Luis Muriel, who had replaced Rodriguez against Senegal, was an option once more should the midfielder be ruled out. England are a good team but we did not mind who it was we would face. If teams are beating Spain and Germany they have also got to be respected. There are weaknesses and England can definitely exploit them. 'We had good news after the medical tests and after the MRI scan I knew he doesn't have a serious injury, so we will see how he feels and as always we ... Read More »

World Cup upsets clear path for Brazil

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They join 2014 winners Germany, Argentina and European champions Portugal in being knocked out of a competition for which neither Italy nor the Netherlands - two of the great World Cup names - even qualified. Belgium , deep into injury time, counter-attacked quickly and, with Lukaku at the centre of the move, found the victor through Nacer Chadli. "This is our time to shine, definitely". Read More »