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India set itself up nicely for the sterner tests ahead with a dominant performance, outclassing Ireland by 76 runs in the opening T20 worldwide, here on Wednesday. However, India know that Ireland are no knock-overs. What will India's middle-order look like? Peter Chase (4-35) had some fun in the final overs, taking three wickets in four balls - MS Dhoni (11) holing out in the deep, Sharma clean bowled to have Chase on a hat-trick, and then captain Virat Kohli dismissed for a ...
  • Brazil danced and dumped Serbia to book Mexico in last 16

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    The full-back had previously started both of Brazil's outings at this World Cup, a 1-1 draw against Switzerland and 2-0 victory over Costa Rica. Philippe Coutinho was the architect in central midfield, lofting a long ball into the path of Paulinho who broke the offside trap and let the ball bounce once before lifting it over the onrushing Stojkovic into the goal.
  • Egyptian Television Analyst Dies After Egypt’s Loss To Saudi Arabia

    Egyptian Television Analyst Dies After Egypt’s Loss To Saudi Arabia

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    Egypt failed to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup after losing all three of their group-stage matches. Their build-up and tournament was dominated by a shoulder injury to star player Mohamed Salah . The EFA said: "We held a meeting after returning from Russian Federation and the entire board chose to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff".
  • Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title

    Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title

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    The tournament announced the donation on Monday. He has a great chance to break through Sunday in the Travelers Championship. Seriously, nobody's. During the 2016-17 season, Watson missed more cuts (seven) than he had top 10s (four) and fell outside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
  • Landmark win as Djokovic reaches Queen's semis

    Landmark win as Djokovic reaches Queen's semis

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    Cilic was on the losing end of a similar result in last year's final, as he spurned a match point in a loss to Feliciano Lopez , before greater disappointment followed as he lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final. "I wouldn't say I'm a contender for a trophy or anything like that", said the 31-year-old. "I definitely feel relieved that I won it and what a great week".
  • LeBron James Could Reportedly Sign With The Lakers Before Another Star Arrives

    LeBron James Could Reportedly Sign With The Lakers Before Another Star Arrives

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    That would allow them room for only one maximum salary slot this summer, meaning they would be unable to sign both George and four-time MVP LeBron James , whose 2018 free agency has been tied to Los Angeles. But if a team like the Lakers is desperate to land Leonard, then it could help the Spurs . Even if San Antonio doesn't like those particular players, the overall value could be about right.
  • Virat Kohli and Co win by runs 76 runs

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    After Indian Premier League 2018, the Indian Cricket team joins in the T20I match with Ireland . While the opening slot is set for Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma , the likes of KL Rahul, Suresh Raina , Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik will be vying for the middle-order spots in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and injured Kedar Jadhav.
  • LeBron James Won't Take Traditional Free Agent Pitch Meetings

    LeBron James Won't Take Traditional Free Agent Pitch Meetings

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    The Cavaliers star has until Friday to exercise the player option in his current deal otherwise he becomes an unrestricted free agent free to join any team of his liking, though he could also re-sign with Cleveland. The team most often associated with James, the Lakers, has the most salary cap space and/or flexibility to bring in James and one or two of those aforementioned players.
  • Fury over 'disgraceful' New Zealand national anthem

    Fury over 'disgraceful' New Zealand national anthem

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    But with the situation we find ourselves in we may have to play them. "When they can justify that to me, I'll drop off. but they can't. We got some breakaway tries and defended well when we needed too". Peters plans to seek a "please explain" from the game's promoter, Moore Sports. "The anthem was disgraceful, and we are very disappointed by that", he said.
  • Serena Williams makes Wimbledon brag ahead of Grand Slam

    Serena Williams makes Wimbledon brag ahead of Grand Slam

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    Williams won Wimbledon in 2015 and 2016 before missing last year's tournament as she was pregnant. In an interview to The Daily Mail on Monday, the former world No. "I don't think it's the right thing to do", said the 29-year-old Slovakian. I think it's just not fair. "Why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be?" Halep is top seed in the women's singles with 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza at three, while defending men's champion Roger Federer is number one seed despite ...
  • Iceland sunk by late Croatian goal

    Iceland sunk by late Croatian goal

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    Milan Badelj , moments after hitting the bar, scored the opening goal in the 53rd minute. Milan Badelj sprinted into the area unmarked to volley past the goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson in the 57th minute after a poor clearance by the Iceland back line.
  • 'Strange match' awaits England and Belgium

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    Marcus Rashford sees similarities between Manchester United team-mate Romelu Lukaku and former Old Trafford favourite Cristiano Ronaldo . If England draw in Kaliningrad, the table-toppers will be decided by the countries' respective disciplinary record, with Belgium on three yellow cards compared to the Three Lions' two.
  • WC 2018: Nigerians celebrate after 2-0 win against Iceland

    WC 2018: Nigerians celebrate after 2-0 win against Iceland

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    Nigeria will face Argentina in their final group match on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) in St Petersburg. Let's take a look at 3 things that Nigeria did right against Iceland . Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr made some changes to the team that suffered a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Group leader Croatia in their first match.
  • Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless

    Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless

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    Germany and Sweden are tied for second with three points and an even goal differential, while South Korea trail in fourth with zero points and -2 goals. After a frustrating first game where he found himself neutralized and his team held to a 1-1 draw , Neymar was reduced to tears after hitting the scoresheet for the first time in Brazil's thrilling stoppage time, 2-0 win over Costa Rica .
  • Body found in beer cooler at SunTrust Park

    Body found in beer cooler at SunTrust Park

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    The deceased person's identity isn't being released pending family notification. Cobb County Police confirmed the man was a third-party contractor, whose body was discovered by another member of the same company. O'Hara said the Braves are cooperating with the investigation. The Atlanta Braves' game against the Cincinnati Reds began as scheduled at 7:35 p.m.
  • Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

    Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

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    Salah was then presented with a silver plate and a signed shirt of Chechen football team FC Akhmat Grozny, the club for which Kadyrov formerly served in the capacity of chairman and is named in honor of his late father. The Chechen leader asked Salah to accompany him back to the stadium, where the two posed for photos and greeted the 5,000 fans watching Egypt practice.
  • Todays match fixture, live streaming info for Tuesday

    Todays match fixture, live streaming info for Tuesday

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    Coach Ricardo Gareca, who has become a hero in Peru after guiding them to their first World Cup since 1982, was more sanguine and candidly dismissed suggestions his team were unlucky to be knocked out. But if Argentina and Lionel Messi beats Nigeria in Group D later Tuesday and Iceland fails to overcome likely group winners Croatia, it would indeed bring up the France-Argentina tussle in the first knockout phase.
  • Lakers' Free Agency Pitch To Paul George Leaked

    Lakers' Free Agency Pitch To Paul George Leaked

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    George, 28, grew up in Palmdale, California and played his college ball at Fresno State. The last time ESPN aired a special on a player's impending free agency and their decision, the city of Cleveland lost their collective minds and nearly burned the town down after LeBron James bolted to Miami.
  • Hamilton, Bottas fastest during 1st French GP practice

    Hamilton, Bottas fastest during 1st French GP practice

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    Driving conditions were optimal at the 5.8-kilometre (3.6-mile) circuit situated just inland from the Cote d' Azur. "We don't often get to race on a track where we have little to no historical data", said team boss Toto Wolff. "It looks like a great track which has been very much modernised, and I think it'll provide some great racing ". There will be another practice session on Saturday before qualifying for Sunday's race.
  • Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina

    Mascherano: Messi is desperate to help Argentina

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    Argentina face France in the last 16 after finishing second in the group, while Croatia take on Group C runners-up Denmark. After Argentina disappointed with their defending in their first two games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup , Jorge Sampaoli has reportedly made a decision to ring in the changes for their third and probably the most crucial game in his managerial career.
  • Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat

    Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat

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    The news comes after The New York Times' Marc Stein reported earlier Tuesday that DeAndre Jordan is contemplating opting into his $24.1 million contract with the Clippers and facilitating a trade. He's been in Los Angeles since the 2014-2015 season. The 25-year-old averaged 15.1 points and 4.0 assists in 61 games (59 starts), missing the entire month of January with a right Achilles tendon injury.
  • Hamilton claims 75th pole as Mercedes dominate in France

    Hamilton claims 75th pole as Mercedes dominate in France

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    It would have definitely helped us in Montreal". The result in France leaves Bottas 53 points off teammate Lewis Hamilton and follows a series of missed opportunities, including a late retirement from the lead in Baku. The biggest loser from qualifying was Romain Grosjean, who lost control and put the nose of his Haas into the barrier after having made the cut for the 10 fastest drivers.
  • Saudi Arabia stuns Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell

    Saudi Arabia stuns Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell

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    Having lost their opening match 5-0 to Russian Federation, they finished third in the group behind Uruguay and the tournament hosts. The Liverpool star made headlines Sunday when CNN reported he's mulling global retirement after his involvement with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, and he'll surely look to change the narrative surrounding him during Monday's match.
  • Curious kangaroo stops play during Australian women's soccer match

    Curious kangaroo stops play during Australian women's soccer match

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    The kangaroo was then guided away from the pitch by a vehicle before the match resumed, only for the kangaroo to jump back onto the field for a second time. I think it was just over 6ft, so they backed off pretty quickly. "But I don't think anyone was alarmed too much by it", she added. Video showed it apparently using his long hind legs and powerful tail to deflect balls from the goal area.
  • Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

    Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

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    Rakitic came close with a free-kick and Kramaric shot just wide from inside the box before Perisic scored the victor in the 90th minute with a left-foot shot past the Iceland keeper. Though they appeared deflated in the ensuing minutes, Sigurdsson was rewarded in the 75th minute with referee Antonio Mateu awarding Iceland a penalty for a handball on substitute Dejan Lovren.
  • Lukaku misses Belgium training, doubt for England clash

    Lukaku misses Belgium training, doubt for England clash

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    If Kane and Lukaku don't get on the field, two of the three top goal-scorers in Russian Federation will be missing. "We have to consider everything", said Southgate. He also has back-to-back games with at least two goals. "It's different. If we'd been facing each other to qualify for the World Cup knock-out phase it would have been a lot more emotional", the Spaniard said.
  • Nigeria Vs Argentina, 26 June

    Nigeria Vs Argentina, 26 June

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    Nigeria , on the other hand, were responsible for keeping Argentina's hopes alive, but hope they kill it once and for all when they meet La Albiceleste by beating them. "And then seeing the emotion that goes with it", he said ahead of the Nigeria match, via Sports Illustrated . The goalkeeper , replacing Willy Caballero after his blunders vs.
  • Defender out of World Cup clash

    Defender out of World Cup clash

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    The score was opened by Uruguay on the 10th minute after Russian midfielder Yury Gazinsky was slapped with a yellow card for a tackle on Matias Vecino near the box of his goal. In the other Group A tie which was of little or no importance, Egypt surprisingly lost 1-2 to Saudi Arabia. Salem Al-Dawsari sealed the win for Saudi Arabia in added time of the second half.
  • Germany's Sebastian Rudy out of World Cup clash with South Korea

    Germany's Sebastian Rudy out of World Cup clash with South Korea

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    Low addressed the media on Sunday and said Hummels was "likely to play" alongside Antonio Rudiger in central defence, per Reuters' Karolos Grohmann despite missing the Sweden victory. If Korea are to produce an unlikely result, they need to score goals and their best hope in that regard is the Tottenham forward. The post-match apologies were followed by an official one.
  • Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

    Rockets' Harden wins Most Valuable Player Award

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    The 28-year-old Rockets guard James Harden beat out competition from Cleveland Cavaliers icon LeBron James and the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis . In this picture, Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers flexes while the fans react to a dunk by Joel Embiid in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2018.
  • Messi will star for the good of Argentina - Sampaoli

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    FC's Mark Ogden reports on potential Argentina lineup changes, and Lionel Messi's status on the eve of their crunch clash with Nigeria. Argentina needs to beat Nigeria to retain hopes of qualifying for the second round of the competition and the players feel they may not achieve that if Sampaoli continued to manage the squad.
  • Reaction to VAR decisions as Spain, Portugal advance

    Reaction to VAR decisions as Spain, Portugal advance

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    Cristiano Ronaldo didn't have his greatest night against Iran on Monday . About a minute after Aspas' goal, Iran tied things up with Portugal , meaning that when the final whistles sounded, Spain had won group B, while Portugal had come in second.
  • Sevilla Are Growing Worried That Star Midfielder Will Join Arsenal

    Sevilla Are Growing Worried That Star Midfielder Will Join Arsenal

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    Moreover, it is believed that Banega is Emery's first priority target this summer. According to Manchester Evening News , Brazil worldwide Fred was signed to replace the now-retired Michael Carrick, and with Marouane Fellaini also expected to leave the Red Devils, Wilshere is apparently being lined up to bolster the club's midfield department.
  • Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope

    Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope

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    At every World Cup , a group is stamped with the ominous "death" label and in Russian Federation that designation has fallen on Group D - which consists of Nigeria , Croatia , Argentina and Iceland . The win for Nigeria means the team can move on if it beats Argentina , but it could also draw and advance as long as Iceland doesn't beat Croatia .
  • Kurt Busch fastest in final NASCAR Cup practice at Sonoma

    Kurt Busch fastest in final NASCAR Cup practice at Sonoma

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    It's the sixth pole of his Cup Series career and the second straight year Larson, who grew up in the Sacramento suburbs, will start first at Sonoma. "Cool to get a pole back here at my home track at Sonoma, DC Solar's home track as well", Larson told FS1.
  • No unrest in Argentina camp! - Sampaoli

    No unrest in Argentina camp! - Sampaoli

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    Croatia now leads the Group D with 6 points from two games while Nigeria follows on second with 3 points which they secured after a 2-0 victory over Iceland . The Albiceleste must beat Nigeria and then rely on Iceland failing to beat already-qualified Croatia. "In the rules it doesn't say if it is (Lionel) Messi or Ronaldo".
  • Australia out of World Cup as Carrillo and Guerrero strike for Peru

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    The Socceroos needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo´s 18th-minute strike and Guerrero´s goal early in the second half at the Fisht Stadium. Peru coach Ricardo Gareca meanwhile believes his team has gotten over their two losses and being eliminated from the World Cup. Australia was pushing and Peru was allowing it.
  • Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski had CTE, parents say

    Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski had CTE, parents say

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    Also, Kym mentioned in the documentary that the medical examiner said the tau protein in Tyler's brain was consistent with an elderly person rather than a 21-year-old. "This is not what hurt him". The morning he killed himself, his parents say, Tyler had been last seen dropping off a teammate at class in the morning.
  • Thailand officials hopeful 12 boys missing in cave are alive

    Thailand officials hopeful 12 boys missing in cave are alive

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    The search of Luang Cave in Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park is being led by Navy SEAL personnel, who have been joined by teams of experts from universities and ministries. "I asked for all God's wishes, but I'm certain in my heart that they will survive". Police found footprints and handprints inside the complex, and other hikers cut off by floodwaters have been rescued from safe, higher ground inside the cave in the past, authorities said.