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Peru's build up to the tournament was overshadowed by the controversy over Paolo Guerrero's selection. Now, Peru must hope they can break down France's defence next Thursday, or face an exit from the World Cup after two games. Yussuf Poulsen scored the victor after good work from Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen on 59 minutes. Schonne's shot came within five minutes of his entrance into the game for Williams Kvist, who came off after a hard collision with a leaping Farfan as ...
  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's

    Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's

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    Nadal, 32, has moved back to the World No.1 spot after lifting the French Open trophy for the 11th time last weekend at Roland Garros. Queen's is one of the main warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon , which begins on July 2. Novak Djokovic accepted a late wild card into the tournament on Monday, which sees the former world No 1 feature at Queen's Club for the first time since 2010.
  • Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in United Kingdom bankruptcy case

    Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in United Kingdom bankruptcy case

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    Lawyers acting for former tennis champion Boris Becker have lodged a claim before a United Kingdom court, asserting diplomatic immunity to protect him from being sued for alleged debts. At the time, John Briggs, Mr Becker's lawyer, said of Mr Becker: 'He is not a sophisticated individual when it comes to finances'. The position is covered by the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which means that Becker can not be made subject to any legal process without the consent of the ...
  • Kawhi Leonard has to convince Spurs to offer him supermax contract

    Kawhi Leonard has to convince Spurs to offer him supermax contract

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    The Boston Celtics made a trade offer to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard before the February trade deadline but it was rejected. The Express-News also reports that Leonard is "96, 97 percent" recovered from the quad injury that kept him out of all but nine games last season.
  • Australia cricket captain Tim Paine continues charm offensive

    Australia cricket captain Tim Paine continues charm offensive

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    Australian cricket coach Justin Langer has spoken of his devastation at the team's involvement in the ball-tampering scandal and the culture change he aims to instil ahead of their five-match ODI series against England . Banned test cricketer and former vice captain of the Australian team, David Warner, has been signed by Nine to join the commentary team for the upcoming second one-day global (ODI) against England on Saturday June 16.
  • Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

    Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

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    With World Cup time upon us, Rob Pizzo breaks down what you need to know about one of the biggest events in the world. There was an explosion of joy among the Iran squad, with coaching staff and substitutes sprinting onto the field and jumping for joy.
  • Manchester City start defence of title against Arsenal

    Manchester City start defence of title against Arsenal

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    The two games were significant in the title winning season as City opened up their dominance and points lead away in December, with Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva goals proving enough in a 2-1 win. Arsenal , who will play in the Europa League this season, then host Jurgen Klopp's side ahead of matchday four. However, the subsequent three will see United travel to the Etihad to take on champions Man City , St Mary's to take on Southampton and Anfield to face Liverpool .
  • Nike 'should apologise for arrogant statement' - Iran's Carlos Queiroz

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    We have been giving a lot of thought to the Iran team and I think we have reached the right level in our preparations. "We struggle to travel, to have training camps, to bring opponents, to buy equipment", Queiroz said. Renard said: "We feel very lucky to be here and we have major teams to face". Queiroz's mood may seem bullish but, despite upheaval off the pitch, his team have been in excellent form on it.
  • Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants to leave San Antonio

    Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants to leave San Antonio

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    Leonard - who was drafted 15th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft - has spent all seven seasons of his career with the Spurs. Leonard played in just nine games this season and averaged 16.2 points, 2.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Leonard, 26, signed a five-year contract worth more than $90 million in 2015. While Leonard reportedly prefers a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers , the Spurs are certainly not required to meet his demands.
  • England golfer cards 92 in US Open blowout

    England golfer cards 92 in US Open blowout

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    Matthew Jones (76), Jason Scrivener (78), Adam Scott (78), David Bransdon (79), Cameron Smith (79) and major championship debutant Lucas Herbert (83) all had their games shredded on a course that was meant to be set up in a more generous way by the USGA considering the weather conditions.
  • India v Afghanistan: Test debutants beaten inside two days

    India v Afghanistan: Test debutants beaten inside two days

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    They survived just 27.5 overs in the second session in Bangalore. Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets to help skittle out Afghanistan for 103 in the final session while following on. Rashid, who gave away 120 runs in 26 overs, then combined with fellow spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman as the pair got a wicket each of Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara to pull things back.
  • David Hayes retires from boxing after defeat

    David Hayes retires from boxing after defeat

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    Britain's former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye announced his retirement on Tuesday following two successive defeats to fellow Englishman Tony Bellew. Whatever your opinion may be of David Haye , there is no denying that in his prime he was a tremendous athlete, an exciting fighter and a world class finisher.
  • Michael Porter Jr. cleared for Friday workout

    Michael Porter Jr. cleared for Friday workout

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    Porter Jr. could decide later Thursday to reschedule his Friday workout. The Kings, who saw Porter last week in Chicago, will have representatives present to evaluate Porter. Porter's draft stock appeared to be trending down after the college basketball season, as his refusal to participate in the NBA combine medical examinations and the postponement of his first pro day - originally scheduled for June 1 and rescheduled to June 8 - caused some teams picking in the late lottery to believe ...
  • Kyrie Irving open about his future and all things Celtics

    Kyrie Irving open about his future and all things Celtics

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    The point guard is more focused on making a successful comeback from injury for the start of next season and ensuring he can integrate back into the team before making a run for the National Basketball Association championship. The Celtics expect Irving to be completely recovered by the start of training camp in the fall. "Then when they were afforded the opportunity to take the reins of the team, you saw them take full advantage of it".
  • Steven Gerrard factor key to Rangers landing £2m Nikola Katic

    Steven Gerrard factor key to Rangers landing £2m Nikola Katic

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    The defender has been one of Steven Gerrard's top targets and a fee of around £3.5m was agreed between the two clubs last week. It is good to be here and this is a big step for me. "It's wonderful and a really good step for me". "I was a bit young when he was at Rangers but I have watched videos of him and seen his goals and looked at how he played".
  • Russian Women Should Avoid Sex With Foreign World Cup Fans, Lawmaker Says

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    Parliament's families committee chairwoman, Tamara Pletnyova , has asked Russian women not to have sex with any foreign men and said that any "inappropriate behavior of Russian women" will lead to "nothing good". From Russia With Love is how the saying goes - and one politician is trying to make this a reality at the World Cup. "We welcome fans from all countries, skin colours, all religions, all genders and all (sexual) orientations".
  • Mo Salah Will Play in Egypt

    Mo Salah Will Play in Egypt

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    The announcement was made during a press conference on Thursday. The 25-year-old has been declared fit to play a part in today's match. 'I can nearly 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute, ' Cuper said.
  • The 2026 World Cup will be played in North America

    The 2026 World Cup will be played in North America

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    Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency would end before the 2026 World Cup . "Canada, Mexico, and the United States are ready to welcome the world to North America and serve as stewards of the largest FIFA World Cup in history".
  • U.S. Open leaderboard 2018

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    The other 10 holes were all bogeys. Gregory shot a 12-over 47 on the first nine and 10-over 45 on the back. High numbers weren't limited only to fringe pros like Gregory, though. Open, Tiger Woods found himself late Thursday battling to avoid his worst score ever in the tournament and just his fourth as a professional in the 80s.
  • Kemp and Chirinos ejected after home plate collision

    Kemp and Chirinos ejected after home plate collision

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    The former All-Star went old-school and sent his forearms crashing into Chirinos in an attempt to score a run on a single by Enrique Hernandez . It didn't appear any punches were thrown. The rule is that unless a catcher is in the act of fielding the ball, he has to give a path to home. Chirinos caught a pinpoint throw by Nomar Mazara and had his glove out to tag Kemp.
  • Russian Federation throttles Saudi Arabia, as hosts start strong in World Cup

    Russian Federation throttles Saudi Arabia, as hosts start strong in World Cup

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    Gazinsky put home a header, and the Saudi Arabian goalie simply couldn't get to it despite a good effort. Two-goal hero Denis Cheryshev celebrates victory with teammates after Russia's 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's next Group A encounter is against Uruguay in Rostov on June 20. But with the five goals against the Saudis, a draw could be enough against either of its two remaining opponents.
  • Clint Bowyer takes rain-shortened Michigan race

    Clint Bowyer takes rain-shortened Michigan race

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    Harvick finished second, and pole-position victor Kurt Busch finished third, completing a sweep of the top three spots for Stewart-Haas Racing. Team Penske - another Ford team - finished 6-7-8 with Brad Keselowski , Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney .
  • Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth among favorites with $12M at stake

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    But former world No.1 Day wasn't the only casualty on a disastrous first round for many of golf's big names, with play expected to worsen as the afternoon groups face even stronger winds. The flip side of the groups includes a Phil Mickelson , Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy threesome that should be vast as well. According to ESPN Stats & Info , it was the first time ever that Woods opened with a triple bogey at the U.S.
  • Russian Federation 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia | 14 Jun 2018

    Russian Federation 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia | 14 Jun 2018

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    Russian Federation made it 3-0 in the 71st minute when Golovin chipped in a cross for giant striker Dzyuba to rise and head in from close range. Cheryshev hammered in a fourth with the outside of his left in stoppage time and Golovin capped a magnificent performance by bending in a last-gasp free-kick.
  • Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford breaks silence on injury scare

    Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford breaks silence on injury scare

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    Walker said the transition has been made easier because of the tactical adjustments Pep Guardiola has made at times that have allowed him to work more in a three-man defence. I will do anything for the team. "He never fails to impress me", added a man who earned 42 caps for his country and graced the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals.
  • France's Kylian Mbappe leaves training after tackle from Adil Rami

    France's Kylian Mbappe leaves training after tackle from Adil Rami

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    The incident comes just four days before Didier Deschamps' men begin their campaign in Russian Federation with Saturday's clash against Australia. That was just the attacker's second full senior season having broken into Monaco's first team as they won the title in 2016-17, Mbappe scoring 26 goals in all competitions as they also reached the Champions League semi-finals.
  • Antoine Griezmann reveals club future on 'Decision' special

    Antoine Griezmann reveals club future on 'Decision' special

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    Several outlets reported that two versions of the video have been filmed, one with Griezmann announcing he will stay at Atletico and the other announcing a move to Barca. They are doing everything they can to keep Atlético growing and so that they can play the Champions League final at home, they are making an effort to bring top players, I feel like I want to stay in.
  • Portugal World Cup Squad Photos

    Portugal World Cup Squad Photos

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    The French meanwhile could easily build two or three sides made out of quality players but that's not enough to see them reach the semis according to Mourinho. I watched Nigeria in the first half against England recently, and they were bad. Being the reigning European champions, they possess the firepower to do it.
  • Oscar De La Hoya Confirms Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Fight Rematch

    Oscar De La Hoya Confirms Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Fight Rematch

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    Alvarez, 27, said eating contaminated meat was the reason he tested positive for clenbuterol on 17 and 20 February. The Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported Wednesday that Golovkin wasn't budging from his demand to receive 45 percent of the fight purse, up slightly than the 42.5 percent cut proposed by Golden Boy Promotions.
  • North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup

    North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup

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    Elsewhere, Manchester United host Leicester City , Tottenham head to Newcastle United , Liverpool play West Ham at Anfield and Huddersfield Town host Chelsea . The regional bid proved more appealing this time and the North Americans even collected 11 votes from Africa. "This announcement is huge for soccer in the USA and maybe even bigger for soccer in Nashville", said Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation President and CEO Butch Spyridon.
  • Telemundo, Sling TV, fuboTV ready enhanced coverage of World Cup 2018

    Telemundo, Sling TV, fuboTV ready enhanced coverage of World Cup 2018

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    I love Saudi Arabia as well of course, but I would like Russian Federation to at least perform because the past games have not been very good. Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, FIFA and long-term partner Coca-Cola devised the longest-ever route across the host country in the project's history especially for Russia.
  • Liverpool star refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

    Liverpool star refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

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    The Senegal worldwide made 44 appearances for Jurgen Klopp's charges in all competitions this past season and scored 20 goals while providing nine assists. Real Madrid is said to be interested in the Senegal International. In the following interview, he insisted that the defeat is behind him and looks forward for the World Cup.
  • Reds target Alisson closing in on €70m Real Madrid move

    Reds target Alisson closing in on €70m Real Madrid move

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    The Albanian global has now established himself as Simone Inzaghi's number one and kept 17 clean sheets in his 53 appearances in all competitions last season. At the weekend, Alisson made clear his desire for his future to be decided before the start of the World Cup. The Serbian worldwide, who is in Russian Federation for the World Cup, was loaned out to Cardiff City for the latter part of last season after falling out of favour with his parent club.
  • Amelia Kerr, 17, hits highest Women's ODI score of 232

    Amelia Kerr, 17, hits highest Women's ODI score of 232

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    Amelia Kerr's double century and five-wicket haul have helped New Zealand seal another victory by over 300 runs in the third ODI against Ireland women at Castle Avenue, Dublin. The Tawa College student has made her name as a bowler of some talent but wants to be regarded as an allrounder. Kerr and Leigh Kasperek, who scored 113, combined for the second largest partnership of all time in women´s cricket of 295 runs for the second wicket.
  • Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

    Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

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    While Pletnyova wants to protect women from the possible burden of single parenthood, she also argues it would be better if children were born to parents of the same race or nationality. "I'm not a nationalist, but still", she added. Women are often stranded overseas or in Russian Federation but unable to get their children back, she said.
  • Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

    Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

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    Manchester United will be determined to catch their neighbours - who romped home to the title last term with a 100-point tally - and Jose Mourinho and co will begin that pursuit at home to Leicester. But when are the 10 biggest fixtures of the season taking place? Antonio Conte's Blues travel to Huddersfield on the opening day and after the trip to Arsenal come Newcastle, Bournemouth, Cardiff, West Ham, Liverpool and Southampton .
  • Ken Rosewall presents Rafael Nadal with French Open trophy

    Ken Rosewall presents Rafael Nadal with French Open trophy

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    Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open, and Nadal is up to 17 majors, second among men only to Roger Federer's 20. Chief among those praising Nadal was defender Ramos. "I was in the same seat", he said after watching Nadal beat Dominic Thiem in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Former professional tennis players Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft have questioned the tournament officials for allowing Rafa to get treatment for cramps in the middle of the match.
  • United States, Canada and Mexico awarded 2026 World Cup

    United States, Canada and Mexico awarded 2026 World Cup

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    Estimated ticket prices for the potential matches in Kansas City would be $468 for quarter-final games and $609 for the third-place game. The city has a chance to host warm-up friendly matches and perhaps other events ahead of the worldwide soccer competition, which returns to the United States for the first time since 1994.