• Sri Lankan trio admit to breaching Level 3 offence

    Sri Lankan trio admit to breaching Level 3 offence

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    However, since he has challenged the guilty verdict, the ICC has appointed Michael Beloff QC, chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, to hear Chandimal's appeal . When play did eventually begin on day three, Sri Lanka Cricket issued a release denying wrongdoing and said they were playing "under protest". Video appeared to show he put saliva on the ball after the ICC suggested he put a sweet in his mouth.
  • Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, reclaims championship lead

    Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, reclaims championship lead

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    The German fought back through the field impressively but earned a five-second penalty for causing the crash, which put both to the back of the field. "All six Mercedes-Benz powered cars have been fitted with fresh Turbocharger, MGU-H and internal combustion engine at this event", a Mercedes team spokesman said.
  • Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

    Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

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    Mohamed Salah is considering his global future with Egypt, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC, because of his unhappiness at being drawn into a political row during his stay in Chechnya with his national team during the World Cup. Kadyrov has been accused of a litany of human rights abuses, particularly against gay citizens. The Liverpool star doesn't wish to engage in topics beyond football or to be used for anyone's political image.
  • Bottas leads rainswept final practice in France

    Bottas leads rainswept final practice in France

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    Lewis Hamilton may be facing the next several grands prix without Mercedes' new specification engine. The four-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 30.029 seconds to grab the 75th pole position of his career ahead of Bottas, giving himself a ideal chance to regain the initiative in the title race in Sunday's race.
  • The political meaning behind Shaqiri's celebration against Serbia

    The political meaning behind Shaqiri's celebration against Serbia

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    Serbia could still progress to the knockout stages, but they will likely need to defeat Brazil in their final Group E encounter. "The gesture of Xhaka and Shaqiri causes hysteria in Serbia ", the Zeri paper commented. Matic said during the build-up the team were expecting a "hellish" encounter with the Swiss, who in their game with Brazil fouled star forward Neymar 10 times alone.
  • ICC decides on Test championship schedule

    ICC decides on Test championship schedule

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    The two teams will now face each other at 2019 World Cup in England . "While we will typically play one home Test per year in Ireland , we are looking at building that up over time and have two home Tests scheduled in the 2022 season". The structure of the men's FTP (2018-23) includes ICC Cricket World Cup - 2019 and 2023, ICC World T20 - 2020 and 2021, World Test Championship , Cycle 1 - 2019-2021 (final 2021), Cycle 2 - 2021-2023 (final 2023).
  • Thiago Silva 'saddened' by Neymar outburst

    Thiago Silva 'saddened' by Neymar outburst

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    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a brief statement Danilo had complained of pain around his hip during Thursday's training session. To me it is a penalty. Brazil clinched three crucial points, however, with two stoppage-time strikes - and Firmino was crucial in the opener, nodding a ball down for Gabriel Jesus to touch onto ex-Red Philippe Coutinho to score.
  • Mexico Proves It's No Fluke at World Cup

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    The answer has been emphatic. Mexico will not be over-confident when they play South Korea in their Group F game at the World Cup on Saturday, aware that their opponents may adopt any of a number of formations to outsmart the team that beat holders Germany in their opener.
  • Heavy rain restricts French GP 3rd practice, Bottas fastest

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    There were groans in the grandstands as further back, Pierre Gasly got out of shape and clattered into fellow Frenchman Esteban Ocon, forcing both out on the spot. Despite his struggles, Hamilton managed to finish just over a tenth of a second faster than his teammate. Vettel's run continued and he took fifth place from Carlos Sainz on lap 20 heading towards the chicane on the Mistral straight.
  • England smash South Africa, break batting records

    England smash South Africa, break batting records

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    Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine. Bates narrowly missed the highest individual score in this format though, falling short of Meg Lanning's 126 by just two runs. 182 - A total of 182 runs were scored by the captains of both the teams in this match. Five of the top six T20I totals in women's worldwide cricket have come this year.
  • Brazil vs. Costa Rica - Football Match Report

    Brazil vs. Costa Rica - Football Match Report

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    I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win. "If I was the referee I wouldn't go back on my decision but I respect that because it's subject to interpretation", said the 57-year-old. Neymar's temper threatened to boil over as his frustrations grew at Brazil's lack of ability to finish as much as Costa Rica's resistance. To me, it was a penalty.
  • England crush Australia and now aim for ODI series whitewash

    England crush Australia and now aim for ODI series whitewash

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    Finch further suggested that the Australian team needed to focus on their strengths and try to stay in the game as long as possible. That came just 24 hours after England broke their own all-time men's ODI record when they made a mammoth 481 for six against Australia in Nottingham .
  • Roberto Osuna receives 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball over assault charge

    Roberto Osuna receives 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball over assault charge

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    Osuna, 23, will be eligible to return to the roster on August 4. Osuna made his first court appearance earlier this week but with the potential of legal proceedings dragging out, Major League Baseball made its own ruling. Osuna has agreed to not appeal the decision, and the decision will be retroactive back to May 8, shortly after Osuna's last game played with the Blue Jays .
  • Series win Down Under `one of biggest challenges in…

    Series win Down Under `one of biggest challenges in…

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    The Wallabies have made minimal changes to the team that was utterly dominated in the second test with Lukhan Tui brought in as blindside flanker to bolster their lineout. As a result, coach Michael Cheika has dropped Caleb Timu and shifted Michael Hooper to No 8, with Lukhan Tui coming in to make his first Test start at blindside flank.
  • Renard, Morocco ‘very proud’ of unlucky national team

    Renard, Morocco ‘very proud’ of unlucky national team

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    Morocco football federation president Fouzi Lekjaa speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow , Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Given that Amrabat picked up the injury on Friday, spent time in hospital and was said to have "clear signs of cerebral concussion" by the Morocco doctor, his return is a surprise.
  • Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

    Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

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    Then in a radio interview, Southgate said the English media had to decide "whether they want to help the team or not", sparking a row over the role of the media. "We've seen already the difficulty the big countries in terms of ranking have had in breaking down lower ranked teams", added Southgate. Images surfaced on social media showing the apparent England line-up to face Panama on Saturday, which has been used by a number of publications.
  • Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

    Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

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    Javier Hernandez scored his 50th global goal to help Mexico take a big step towards the last 16 of the World Cup with an impressive win over South Korea, despite Son Heung-min's stunning late strike. However, Low dropped Ozil for the game after 26 successive starts in major tournaments, with Germany's World Cup status in the balance. One was due to necessity after central defender Mats Hummels injured his neck in training on Thursday.
  • If VAR helps referees, I'm not against that - Australia's Sainsbury

    If VAR helps referees, I'm not against that - Australia's Sainsbury

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    The video assistant referee does not take any decisions; he supports the referee in the decision making process and the final decision can only be taken by the referee . The technology, which helps referees make decisions, is in place at the World Cup for the first time and has been consulted on several occasions over the first week.
  • Jordi Alba doesn't understand criticism of 'unique' Lionel Messi

    Jordi Alba doesn't understand criticism of 'unique' Lionel Messi

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    While acknowledging Ronaldo's current fine form at the World Cup in Russia, Fabregas also points out how some of the current hype is unwarranted. Ronaldo has smashed several records over his glittering career and recently put his name to another as his latest goal eliminated Morocco from the World Cup.
  • Top seed Muguruza beaten in Birmingham

    Top seed Muguruza beaten in Birmingham

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    The world number 24 hung in there to best Muguruza's error-strewn performance, securing a double break to reel off four consecutive games and win the match. Kvitova said: "I played Julia a couple times this year, but not on grass, probably never on grass". Kvitova is on the winning end of a five-match streak against the German, who only broke her own five-year (yes, year) losing streak on grass last year in Mallorca.
  • Hawks-Mavs swapping Doncic and Young

    Hawks-Mavs swapping Doncic and Young

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    The 19th and 30th picks have been included in discussions to move up and select another player in the draft lottery, league sources said. Doncic, whom the Mavs acquired by moving up two spots in a draft-night trade with the Atlanta Hawks , led Real Madrid to the Euroleague and ACB (Spanish league) championships this season.
  • Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low

    Hummels to miss Germany-Sweden, confirms Low

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    Javier Hernandez scored his 50th worldwide goal to help Mexico take a big step towards the last 16 of the World Cup with an impressive win over South Korea, despite Son Heung-min's stunning late strike. Germany could be knocked out if they lose to Sweden depending on Mexico's result in their second pool match against South Korea . Chances of advancing based on FiveThirtyEight's SPI ratings .
  • Liverpool 'make £150m Marco Asensio bid'

    Liverpool 'make £150m Marco Asensio bid'

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    Fekir appeared all set to move to Anfield in a £60 million (€68m/$80m) deal prior to the World Cup, only for Lyon to pull the plug on the deal at the eleventh hour . Everything is possible. My goal is to make him stay. I have always listened in priority the players who are, on a relationship level, for me my kids, sons.
  • Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden

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    Mexico will clinch their place in the next round if Germany fail to beat Sweden in the other Group F game later on Saturday. "Football is a sport which the English invented, you play 11 against 11 and Germany always win", he said after losing to the Germans in the semi-finals of Italia 1990.
  • VAR drama, Neymar breaks down in dramatic win

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    Neymar's obsession with social media has undoubtedly opened him up to more criticism - and pressure - than ever but former players acknowledged even the most balanced individual is under massive stress in Russian Federation. "He's like a little brother to me; I try to look after him", Silva told O Globo . Teammate Marcelo had to drag him away after he confronted the referee in the tunnel at halftime.
  • Hazard, Lukaku help Belgium to rout

    Hazard, Lukaku help Belgium to rout

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    Not to be outdone, Belgium captain Eden Hazard scored in either half, including an early penalty at the Spartak Stadium, before substitute Michy Batshuayi added their fifth. Belgium and Tunisia's high-scoring encounter in Moscow meant Russian Federation 2018 has broken the record for the longest stretch of games at a World Cup without a goalless draw.
  • Brazil vs Tunisia, Mexico vs South Korea, Germany vs Sweden Match preview

    Brazil vs Tunisia, Mexico vs South Korea, Germany vs Sweden Match preview

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    I think we'll need them on the 16th July [the day after the final in Moscow]. Had that result held, Germany would've been eliminated from the World Cup after two matches. 'Thank you so much but maybe we won't need it, ' the Juventus man said. "They also have a great deal of depth on the bench". Mats Hummels has been unfortunately ruled out with a neck injury with Nicklas Sule expected to replace him in the starting eleven.
  • Carmelo Anthony Will Not Opt Out Of $27.9M Deal With Thunder

    Carmelo Anthony Will Not Opt Out Of $27.9M Deal With Thunder

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    Carmelo Anthony was fairly adamant that he would not accept a role off the bench in his exit interview at season's end. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. While Westbrook and George thrived at different times, Anthony struggled. Oklahoma City's top priority this summer is trying to re-sign Paul George , but success in that quest would create a separate problem in terms of luxury tax.
  • Shaqiri scores in injury time to complete Switzerland's comeback over Serbia

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    Kosovo declared independence in 2008, less than a decade after the 1998-1999 war between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and Serb forces, but Belgrade - backed by its traditional ally Russian Federation - still refuses to recognise the move. It seems a given that FIFA are going to have to intervene and Switzerland's manager, Bosnian-born Vladimir Petkovic, said: "You should never mix football and politics, it's important to be a fan, and to give respect".
  • Romelu Lukaku is now an injury doubt for England game

    Romelu Lukaku is now an injury doubt for England game

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    Michy Batshuayi , the leading candidate to replace him should he become unavailable, did come on for Belgium after replacing Eden Hazard on 68 minutes in the second half. "For his second, he dinks it over the goalkeeper with his weaker foot and he's celebrating before it even crosses the line - supremely confident". Although they still have a last group match against Panama, they will merely be playing for pride as every indication point to Belgium who have six points in the kitty and ...
  • Video Shows Dad Rushing Onto Racetrack To Rescue Son From Burning Car

    Video Shows Dad Rushing Onto Racetrack To Rescue Son From Burning Car

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    After a collision with a rival auto Mike Jones crashed into a guardrail and caught fire. The dramatic crash happened over Father's Day weekend at the South Boston Speedway in Virginia. Dean Jones is Mike's crew chief, TODAY reported. "We have sat down with Mr. Jones and discussed what transpired on Saturday, and he fully understands our position on non-safety personnel entering the track surface during an event".
  • Proper 'Order' that 'George' can win Ascot Gold Cup

    Proper 'Order' that 'George' can win Ascot Gold Cup

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    The 47-year-old Italian - who received his trophy from Queen Elizabeth II as well as a saddlecloth with 60 on it - provided the ideal antidote for him and trainer John Gosden after the crushing disappointment as the odds on Cracksman was beaten in Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes.
  • Hanley Ramirez involved in federal investigation

    Hanley Ramirez involved in federal investigation

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    According to McPhee, a recent stop by police discovered "a significant amount of drugs " in the suspect's vehicle. "And during that auto stop, the suspect claimed that one of the items found in the vehicle belonged to Hanley Ramirez and then FaceTimed (Ramirez) in front of police".
  • Southgate takes sting out of team sheet drama

    Southgate takes sting out of team sheet drama

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    Panama took the opportunity to train in the heat in the spectacular Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, before Sunday's kick-off at 15:00 local time (13:00 BST) - but Southgate insists England have not made a mistake by declining to acclimatise.
  • Mateo Kovacic seeks Real Madrid exit in search of game time

    Mateo Kovacic seeks Real Madrid exit in search of game time

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    The 24-year-old is now in Russian Federation as part of the Croatia squad that have impressed spectators so far - not least in the 3-0 rout over Lionel Messi's Argentina. "I have really enjoyed these three years in Madrid, alongside some incredible teammates and winning trophies, but I haven't been completely happy because my contribution to all of this hasn't been complete and this is something I want to change".
  • Marin Cilic stays cool to edge Nick Kyrgios in Queen's semi

    Marin Cilic stays cool to edge Nick Kyrgios in Queen's semi

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    A high-level semi-final full of thundering serves predictably boiled down to two tiebreaks in which the ice-cool Cilic proved the more composed player. After reaching his first ATP Tour final in nearly a year, Novak Djokovic still appeared far from content. He won the Wimbledon warm-up event in 2012 but has since lost finals in 2013 and 2017.
  • Sixers trade the 39th pick to Lakers

    Sixers trade the 39th pick to Lakers

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    A year ago during their first draft together, Johnson and Pelinka found Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart with the 27th and 30th overall picks. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the Lakers acquired the No. LeBron James, Chris Paul and Paul George are the most coveted players on the market, and the rumblings are starting on where they'll play the 2018-19 season.
  • Germany vs. Sweden live stream

    Germany vs. Sweden live stream

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    Ozil has been criticised for his efforts in Germany's first match and he has been left out of the starting XI tonight, as has the much maligned Sami Khedira . The World Cup match between Germany and Sweden will be broadcast live on FOX. World Cup holders Germany will have to show a much-improved performance in their second Group F match against Sweden to avoid a humiliating early flight home from Russian Federation for Joachim Low's men.