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Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo announces retirement

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Since I had my hip surgery a couple of years ago, I've been showing up two hours before every practice and three hours before every game to work on my hip. "It has been a tremendous privilege for me to watch a player of his caliber cement his place in the history of the game and it's been my distinct honor to get to know him". Read More »

Haris Sohail did not lose heart after axing

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During New Zealand's innings, left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi (3-28) had helped reduce the Black Caps to 46-4 and 83-5, when Kane Williamson was out for 41. Leading a side still unsure of a place in the semi-finals, Sarfaraz is naturally not getting too ahead of himself. Babar's performance in Pakistan's upcoming matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be crucial as the side chases two wins to keep themselves on track. Read More »

Best picks for New Zealand v Australia in Cricket World

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Australia captain Finch wouldn't have expected such a turn of events after winning the toss and opting to bat. Australia (AUS) Squad: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner , Usman Khawaja , Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc , Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson. Read More »

Shankar is close to playing a big knock for us, says Kohli

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India's strategy of playing two wrist spinners is certainly out-of-the-box in English conditions, where finger spinners have historically been preferred. Morgan has called for a courageous response and is confident his team will not be found lacking in that regard. "That discussion is always going to go on because we've had such a strong top order that these guys have hardly had a chance to bat", said Kohli. Read More »

Pliskova fires Wimbledon warning with Eastbourne triumph

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Pliskova also won Eastbourne in 2017, a year after losing the final. "I was fighting a lot and I think Angelique is one of the best grass-court players", she said. Kerber starts her Wimbledon title defense against fellow German Tatjana Maria, and is in the same quarter of the draw as Williams and top-ranked Ash Barty . Read More »

Aubameyang agrees to Man U move

Aubameyang told L'Equipe three years ago. Hence, the 30-year-old striker is the answer to the toothless attack in the Old Trafford. United are now considering the future of Romelu Lukaku, who is the subject of interest from Inter Milan and reports have emerged that the Nerazzurri may seek to pursue him on a two season-long loan with the obligation to buy for around £54m. Read More »

Khan vs. Dib Winner Will Receive WBC "Top Five" Ranking at 147

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Two-time world champion Khan was stopped earlier this year by Terence Crawford in a WBO welterweight title fight but aimed to rebound against Goyat. Sulaiman said, "The fight between Amir Khan and Billy Dib is now officially confirmed for the WBC International title and I'm proud that it will be contested for at the magnificent King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah". Read More »

David Silva to leave Manchester City at the end of next season

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Since joining City, Silva has gone on to cement himself as one of the top midfielders in the Premier League. David Silva will be hoping to leave Manchester on a high note next summer. "But if every year is like last season, I would sign for it right now ". The 33-year-old has previously said that he would like to finish his career with boyhood club Las Palmas , but conceded that would only be the case if they returned to La Liga. Read More »

France coach admits ‘failure’ as hosts go out of World Cup

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The USWNT got past the host nation with a 2-1 win at Parc des Princes, as Megan Rapinoe's two goals were enough to see her side through to the semifinals. Rapinoe shrugged them off by facing the crowd with her arms raised in celebration after both her goals. Ellis had no concerns that all the media and political attention would have impacted negatively on Rapinoe's performance. Read More »

Reigning World Cup champions unlikely to rest stars

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India, the only unbeaten team in the World Cup , will reach the semi-finals with victory in one of their three pending matches: versus England on June 30, Bangladesh on July 2 and Sri Lanka on July 6. Speedsters Mitchell Johnson (4-33) and Shaun Tait (3-35) were the architects of Australia's seven-wicket victory with 96 deliveries to spare in the pool game of the 2011 World Cup at Nagpur where New Zealand managed 208 all out in 45.1 overs. Read More »

Lashley Shoots 63, Leads by 1 in Detroit

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Watney has seen somewhat of a career resurgence this year, posting two top-10 finishes in his last eight events after posting two combined over his previous three years. England's Luke Donald birdied the final two holes for a 67 as he made a promising start, while Rickie Fowler kicked off with a 68, the highlight a "slam-dunk" eagle at the 17th where he holed his third shot from 122 yards. Read More »

Barty handed tough Wimbledon draw

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Second seed and eight-time victor Roger Federer opens against Lloyd Harris while Rafa Nadal could face Nick Kyrgios in round two. After Djokovic's quest to simultaneously hold all four Grand Slam titles for the second time came to a grinding halt in the French Open semi-finals, the Serb took the unusual step of preparing for Wimbledon at a hardcourt complex in Belgrade. Read More »

USA Soccer’s Megan Rapinoe ‘not going to the [expletive] White House’

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Rapinoe , 33, has been outspoken on social justice factors. Rapinoe is co-captain on the team, and she has been one of the most prominent voices involved in the discussions around equal pay, among other issues. She said: "I'm not going going to the f****** White House". She even had the screenshot of Trump's original tweet to share after he removed it. Rapinoe is openly critical of the president and garnered extensive attention after she refused to sing the "The Star-Spangled ... Read More »

Pakistan World Cup clash draws 229 million TV viewers in India

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If manage to win both of them, they will end up on 11 points making it hard for England as they need to win both their remaining fixtures to qualify for the semi-finals. When they walk out at Edgbaston this weekend, swathes of fans from Birmingham's big British Asian community will be backing India, heaping the pressure on the home side. Read More »

Transfer: Manchester United set to announce their £50m signing

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Whether this will speed up United's announcement or not is anyone's guess, although they may be forced to speed things up amid calls from fans to finally unveil Wan-Bissaka as their second summer signing. "You have to embrace it, embrace the culture of United". The images, which feature the 21-year-old posing for photos in United's home jersey and signing his Old Trafford contract with his entourage, went viral on Twitter after the leak. Read More »

Argentina finally learning to play with -- not just near -- Messi

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The win sees them set up what will nearly certainly be an enthralling semi-final against Brazil , who secured their place in the last four with a penalty shootout victory over Paraguay on Friday. "We were very close [in the match] and we waited for the chance to break [on the counter-attack] quickly. The ball bounces in every direction, but it's the same for everyone", he said. Read More »

Cori Gauff, 15, youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon

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American Cori Gauff don become the youngest player wey go qualify for the main Wimbledon draw since the Open era start for 1968 for the age of 15 years and 122 days. The teen reached the US Beginning ladies' closing used 13 in 2017, and a year later gained the French Beginning ladies' singles title. Earlier in the year, she became the youngest to win a Grand Slam qualifying match at the French Open, also at 15. Read More »

Vanderbilt beats Michigan to win wins 2nd national title

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The Most Outstanding Player For The 2019 College World Series Was Kumar Rocker, And This Guy Can Pitch. Vandy Boys fan Alan Miller said, while holding a free, commemorative t-shirt that read "National Champions" on it. The game started out ominously for Hickman, who allowed three straight bullet singles to open the game, as MI scored in the first inning for the fourth time in five CWS contests. Read More »

Enes Kanter thinks Zion Williamson is overhyped: 'Julius Randle with hops'

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Zion Williamson went first overall as expected in the 2019 NBA Draft , and hopes are high for the New Orleans Pelicans after selecting the talented former Duke University star. Randle has so far spent his offseason attending a Harvard Business School class with several other celebrities and pondering his National Basketball Association destination for next season, as he recently declined a $9 million player option for the 2019-20 season with the Pelicans in order to become a free agent. Read More »

Durant the free agent set for big-money move

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SportsBetting.ag has updated odds for where Durant ultimately ends up this summer, and the Brooklyn Nets are now the new -150 favorites. Suggestions around the National Basketball Association water cooler are that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant could team up with the Brooklyn Nets . Read More »

NZ needs win to make World Cup semis, Australia not resting

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India now have 123 points and are just one point ahead of the English side, who have 122 points.Both India and England are going to lock their horns in the quadrennial tournament on June 30.The match will have a lot of significance as its outcome will play a major role in determining who will stay ahead on the rankings table. Read More »

Waikato Chiefs: Gatland signs Chiefs deal, raising All Blacks speculation

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Gatland, who's always wanted to coach a Super Rugby side , said he was grateful for the chance to return home to New Zealand to coach a club he has a strong connection to. Gatland returned to Britain to take on the head coaching role with Wales in 2007 and has led them to four Six Nations titles, three of them Grand Slams. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton fast catching Michael Schumacher's F1 win record

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Yet a combination of questionable race tactics and technical niggles have stagnated the Maranello team's challenge this season. "I think the best is someone from outside who is neutral, if that is possible", he had said. "Particularly to answer that, it's as a child I think you fall in love with the cars and the drivers - not literally but... even though I had posters of Michael in my room! - but you had the admiration for what these drivers do, the cars and how fast they go and so on". Read More »

AC Milan banned from Europa League next season

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In its revised decision in December, UEFA gave Milan until June 2021 to comply with rules or face a one-season ban from European competition. Some will say this agreement is evidence UEFA is not prepared to fight, while others will see it as a good compromise that does not mean the governing body will simply lie down when threatened with lengthy legal action. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association will 'look into' behavior of Cameroon in defeat to England

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We didn't want to play anymore. Isha Johansen , the president of of Africa's women's football committee, on Monday expressed her displeasure at Cameroon's behavior and indicated a punishment is coming. Federation Internationale de Football Association has revealed that it is investigating the behaviour of Cameroon's players after they staged an on-pitch protest during their Women's World Cup last-16 exit to England. Read More »

Egypt recall Amr Warda after kicking him out of AFCON squad

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He said Warda's exclusion, made after consulting with the team's technical and administrative staff, was "in keeping with the team's discipline, commitment and focus" without going into further detail. "Shunning is not the answer". "He chose to reduce the period of suspension, until the end of the first round of the tournament only". Warda had posted a video on Facebook in which he apologised to his family, team mates, the EFA and "anyone who is upset at me or anyone I have upset". Read More »

MI downs No. 2 Vandy, moves one win away from CWS crown

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The Wolverines are now one victory away from a national title, which would be the program's first since 1962. Vanderbilt (58-12) needed just two pitchers as freshman Kumar Rocker allowed just one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings. MI starter Tommy Henry was exceptional in this game following up his complete game shutout win against Florida State. A sacrifice bunt moved them to second and third and both runners later scored on wild pitches. Read More »

Arsenal haven't received any offers for Mesut Ozil- Mail

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The Ivory Coast worldwide had another strong season for Palace, scoring and assisting 10 goals in 34 Premier League appearances. Wan Bissaka £50 million to United... Zaha revealed earlier this year that he was hoping to secure a transfer away from Selhurst Park in order to fulfil his ambition of playing in the Champions League. Read More »

USA left alone to fight European domination of Women's World Cup

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They will also have the opportunity to take in the Women's World Cup on Thursday night thanks to a tweet from England player Georgia Stanway. It's additional motivation for us. Amandine Henry came up with the victor for France against Brazil and you can get 20.67 on the wincast market for Henry to score first and France to win. Read More »

Nottingham Forest sack Martin O'Neill, Sabri Lamouchi appointed new head coach

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Nottingham Forest were forced into sacking Martin O'Neill due to an alleged mutiny within the squad over his training methods, according to the Daily Telegraph . 'The club would like to thank Martin for all his efforts during his time at The City Ground and wish him well for the future'. The report also states that Forest have lined up a replacement in Sabri Lamouchi, a former France worldwide who has managed the Ivory Coast, Qatari-based side El-Jaish and most recently Ligue 1 side ... Read More »

Tom Brady takes jab at Max Kellerman over 'cliff' comment

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Despite evidence to the contrary, there are many National Football League observers who seem determined to write Brady off. But that didn't stop ESPN's " First Take " analyst Max Kellerman from saying, in 2016, that Brady was "going to fall off a cliff ". Read More »

Brazil keep cool in shootout to make Copa America semis

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Tite's Brazil survived a major scare in their 2019 Copa America quarter-final clash against Paraguay on Friday morning, after making it through to the next round on penalties. "I saw the goalkeeper moving to the left and just chipped it the other side". The tournament rules meant no extra time to be played and instead the game went straight to penalties. Read More »