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Thai cave rescue: Good conditions for extracting trapped boys, soccer coach

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Thailand's junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha visits the site and leads a meditation, jokes and cooks with relatives, asking them not to give up hope. The body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport on Friday. Read More »

World No.1 Rafael Nadal into Wimbledon third round

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I respect when I am slow, accept the warnings. Sometimes I'm not good enough to be that quick. Between sets I needed that time to change all this stuff because it was a very humid day. That may have been the Israeli's last chance to remain competitive in the match and although he would remain down just a single break, it never felt as though Nadal was under any trouble. Read More »

Russian Federation vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

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Croatia hadn't advanced this far at the World Cup since the 1998 World Cup, which was its first appearance. The score was locked at 2-2 after regulation and extra-time, with Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute and Brazil-born Mario Fernandes in the 115th on target for Russian Federation, and Croatia temporarily leading from Andrej Kramaric in the 39th and Domagoj Vida in the 101st. Read More »

The iconic LeBron James banner in Cleveland is coming down

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They weren't able to with James re-signing but, ironically, with James leaving, the Cavaliers are now in position to clear cap room and target max contract free agents by 2019 . After news broke DeMarcus Cousins was signing with Golden State earlier this week, Embiid subtweeted at James. James' outstanding passing abilities allow for better spacing among his teammates, though it remains to be seen whether or not the Lakers roster is now up to the challenge of quickly adapting to their ... Read More »

England makes semi-finals: Southgate praise for prototype Pickford

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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made several crucial saves throughout the match to record the Three Lions' first clean sheet at Russian Federation 2018. "Over the years we have underestimated them". "I am not sure anything went wrong, as such", he added. "I wanted to say that already on the pitch, too, to our players". Read More »

Former champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out on Day 4 of Wimbledon

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It's the 24-year-old's first time she's made it to the third round of the tournament. That's also why she could develop that kind of level. "It is a little bit sad, but I think she played great". Fourth seed Alexander Zverev was teetering on the brink of defeat when he trailed Taylor Fritz of the United States by two sets to one when their second round tie was suspended for the night. Read More »

Croatia breaks Russian hearts, eliminating World Cup host in penalty shootout

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Now, almost 30 years on, they have another semi-final date. Russian Federation have restored left-winger Denis Cheryshev to the team to face Croatia in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday. Subasic made yet another save from the spot, after three against Denmark, to open the shoot out after Fyodor Smolov tried to be too clever. Vida makes it 2-1 in the 100th minute. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic through as Cilic crashes at Wimbledon

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Djokovic has now made the third round for 10 consecutive years and will face British 21st seed Kyle Edmund. Pella had never been beyond the second round of a grand slam nor won a main draw match at Wimbledon before this week, but the world number 82 from Argentina pulled himself off the ropes to dump out one of the favourites for the title and set up a meeting with Mackenzie McDonald. Read More »

Jordan Pickford hails England performance against Sweden... before praising fans

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The only notable action of the first 20 minutes saw each side miss the target, Viktor Claesson firing over for Sweden from range before Harry Kane skewed wide after a promising Raheem Sterling break. Although Sweden rallied in the final 30 minutes, forcing two good saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , England comfortably held on for its first shutout of the tournament. Read More »

Former NBA, UCLA Player Found Dead After Standoff With Police

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ABC7-Los Angeles reports that Honeycutt barricaded himself inside his home, fired a weapon at LAPD and was subsequently killed after a shootout. The officers returned fire, but none was injured in the shooting, authorities said . Upon police arrival, Honeycutt opened fire at officers and then barricaded himself inside a residence, per the report. He played basketball for the UCLA Bruins from 2009-2011. Read More »

Sweden can beat England and win World Cup Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Viktor Claesson drilled over for Sweden early on with an ambitious attempt from distance, while Harry Kane , the tournament's leading scorer with six goals, dragged wide after a penetrating run by Raheem Sterling . Or will it be the Three Lions who reach the last four for the third time in the history of the World Cup? "They were probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against", said Stones. Read More »

Graeme McDowell wants to win in front of his children

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McDowell said he could not give a 100 percent performance without his own equipment. Responding to questions on why he didn't try to play with another set of clubs, McDowell replied: "Lots of you wanting to know why I don't grab a set off the rack and give it my best shot to get in @ TheOpen ". Read More »

OIS at Sherman Oaks barricade, suspect reportedly former UCLA athlete

The man, who has not been identified, was reportedly behaving erratically when his mother called the police for assistance with him late Friday afternoon, according to ABC 7 . Honeycutt, 27, was the No. 28 ranked player in the country coming out of Sylmar High School in California. He declared for the National Basketball Association after his sophomore campaign, getting drafted by the NBA's Sacramento Kings . Read More »

England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

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The tournament's quarter final matches will start on Friday with the clashes between Belgium and Brazil and Uruguay and France . France coach Didier Deschamps says he will not drop Olivier Giroud for his side's World Cup semi-final, despite the Chelsea striker failing to score in Russian Federation. Read More »

2nd T20I ENG vs IND Live Streaming

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The other two are Rahul Dravid (664) and Sachin Tendulkar (509). Meanwhile, out of favour all-rounder Irfan Pathan's wish shed some light on Dhoni's reaction when his face is smeared with cake. India lost the 2 T20I on the eve of his birthday. "2 World Cups, 1 Champions Trophy, 3 IPL Titles and the list just goes on". Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was born on 7th July 1981, turns 37 today. Read More »

Jimmy Butler 'Fed Up' with 'Nonchalant' Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns

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The Sun-Times reported that Butler, having caught wind previous year of Irving's disenchantment with playing second fiddle to LeBron James in Cleveland, suggested that Chicago's management look into acquiring the star point guard. LeBron James has gone out West to the Los Angeles Lakers , and the East is up for grabs for the first time in nearly a decade. Even after playing just 59 games because of a knee injury, Butler was an All-NBA Third Team selection for the second straight year. Read More »

Thai cave rescue — TIMELINE

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The rescue mission could begin as soon as the weekend, but no decision has been made whether to proceed, the U.S. official said. "We hope they will come outside soon", she said. Another option would be to drill a hole into the cave and airlift the boys out. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the governor of the Chiang Rai region, where the cave is situated, said the boys had enough strength to walk but could not swim to safety. Read More »

Solid Swedes to make England wait

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If they continue to play to their strengths, with the cornerstones of their defence, I believe they can overcome Gareth Southgate's side. " Sweden are good on the counter-attack and we need to be aware of that", warned England wing-back Kieran Trippier. Read More »

Courtois 'Should Be Made to Eat Words' Over Criticism of England's Pickford

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At least this time they knew what was coming, and that a happy ending was on its way, re-watching England's first ever World Cup penalty shootout win safe in the knowledge that Eric Dier would score the victor. He got a bit of criticism last week, undeservedly, so I am so happy for him to achieve that. "He's really athletic around the goal, he is excellent and he executed the plan in the penalty shootout". Read More »

England/Colombia World Cup win scores United Kingdom a £1.3bn economy boost

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It's been a big week for the Three Lions , as the England football team won in a knockout match in a competitive championship for the first time since 2006, beating Colombia on penalties. Since it topped the charts 22 years ago, it has become the soundtrack for England fans at a string of global tournaments, particularly this year's World Cup. Read More »

Marcus Smart 'Hurt and Disgusted' That Celtics Haven't Contacted Him

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In Boston, the Celtics are facing a similar situation with restricted free agent Marcus Smart. The restricted free agent guard reportedly has yet to hear from Boston's front-office this summer, and is said to be "hurt and disgusted" by the lack of communication in regards to a possible contract extension. Read More »

Tony Parker says he has no problem with Kawhi Leonard

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The 35-year old point guard, who won four National Basketball Association titles with the Spurs , is expected to backup Kemba Walker , who is entering his final year of his contract. The Spurs wanted Parker back in a mentorship role, but he will take on a significant role with Hornets behind guard Kemba Walker. "We never had an argument", Parker told The Undefeated . Read More »

Brazil, France Target World Cup Semi-Finals

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France sent Argentina and Lionel Messi home, Uruguay had another brilliant display as they saw off Cristiano Ronaldo-led-Portugal. Nevertheless, we are sticking with the one that brought us here which means France moves on to the semifinals. Read More »

GME: Thai diver dies during cave rescue attempt

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Updates from authorities throughout the week have emphasised the dangers of shepherding the boys through the cave to the exit, but the oxygen issues that emerged on Friday highlight the risks of keeping the boys in place during the monsoon. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony Leaving OKC Thunder: Will He Join LeBron James In LA?

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that it would likely be either via trade or buyout. A "stretch provision" would have to be enacted in order to remove $100 million in savings. Despite providing a third-scoring option for the Thunder a year after OKC struggled to generate offense and shooting 37 percent on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers in a new role, Anthony shot a career-low 40.4 percent from the field and was a defensive liability at power forward. Read More »

Bugs, ‘lucky’ foe send No. 2 seed Wozniacki out of Wimbledon

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Makarova said: "Caroline is always a very tough opponent and we have played so many times". "I played really well [at Eastbourne]", she said after losing to Makarova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5. A spokeswoman for the All England Lawns Tennis Club said: "As we experienced at the Championships last year, the natural seasonal appearance occurs once a year when ants embark on what is often referred to as a "nuptial flight", which should otherwise be thought of as a mating ritual". Read More »

Dallas woman goes viral after playing matchmaker on plane

When that passenger agreed to switch, Blair joked that maybe her new seat partner could become the love her life. She received multiple messages from people reacting to the story and even gained some attention from celebrities who saw the thread . Read More »

Federer, Serena in Wimbledon masterclass as Wozniacki crashes

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However, Wozniacki still can't seem to get comfortable at the All England Club - especially when there's a swarm of bugs flying around her head. After serving out for the first set, Federer didn't drop a single point on his serve in the second and kept that streak going until he was 30-0 up at 4-1 in the third - when Lacko finally sent a backhand victor down the line. Read More »

Paul George On Why He Chose Thunder Over Lakers

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In doing so, he would also potentially be part of a new super team, with LeBron James being confirmed a Laker on Sunday while Kawhi Leonard could still join the 16-time champions as well . In this picture, teammates George #13 and Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder talk during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jan. Read More »

Free shirt replacements for Arsenal fans as Ozil moves to number 10

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The 26-year-old told Sky Sports News last week he was in no rush to make a decision on his future but had considered staying in the Premier League or a move overseas. Wilshere is likely to wait on West Ham before making a final decision. The East Londoners, who conceded 68 times last term, have already signed the centre-back Issa Diop, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and defender Ryan Fredericks this summer. Read More »