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Matthews, who attended McDonogh 35 High School, loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games. Family and friends gathered for Sunday's wake. According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving.
  • Playing Croatia in semifinal is a harsh reminder for England

    Playing Croatia in semifinal is a harsh reminder for England

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    Cherchesov then devised a clever game plan to counter Spain's passing game, which allowed Russian Federation to eventually squeeze past the 2010 world champions and into the last eight. "They are still great guys for us, they are heroes", said Peskov. It should be an entertaining game and if De Bruyne is given licence to roam again he could help send Belgium into their first ever World Cup final.
  • England fan Joe Bass ecstatic after Sweden victory

    England fan Joe Bass ecstatic after Sweden victory

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    Emergency services hit out at the "disgraceful" minority of England fans who marked the team's passage to the World Cup semi-finals with disorder. Presenter Gary Lineker became emotional after watching a clip of the late Sir Bobby Robson reflecting on England's 1990 World Cup heartache against Germany.
  • Novak Djokovic overcomes Tennys Sandgren in first round at Wimbledon

    Novak Djokovic overcomes Tennys Sandgren in first round at Wimbledon

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    He will face Australian teenager Alex De Minaur in the next round. They would mean umpires could enforce the 25-seconds between points rule which many feel Nadal pushes to the limit. There is not much Rafael Nadal struggles with on a tennis court but when it comes to time management the 17-times Grand Slam champion admits he might have a problem.
  • Next Chelsea manager: Antonio Conte begins pre-season training amid Sarri rumours

    Next Chelsea manager: Antonio Conte begins pre-season training amid Sarri rumours

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    Manager and board fell out over transfers last season and their relationship is said to be irreparable, though the Chelsea board's desire to avoid massive compensation fees means Conte is still in charge. Chelsea are also chasing Juventus duo Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani. The ongoing saga has delayed transfer business - both incomings and outgoings - with some current players including goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, understood to be reluctant to stay should Conte remain in charge.
  • Wimbledon 2018: Predicting Men and Women's Finals Before Week 2

    Wimbledon 2018: Predicting Men and Women's Finals Before Week 2

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    The clay-court king, who won an 11th French Open last month, has had trouble moving on to grass in recent years, and has suffered some shock defeats, but he looks at home so far and has yet to drop a set. With that, the door shut on Mannarino as Federer broke for a 5-4 lead and served it out to love. The world No.1 Nadal is on the court closest to the camera.
  • Eight Boys Rescued from Flooded Thai Cave

    Eight Boys Rescued from Flooded Thai Cave

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    The rescue operation began Sunday and has been progressing rapidly. Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving . Authorities in northern Chiang Rai province began the unsafe mission to bring out the 12 boys and their coach earlier on Sunday. A video published by the Thai PBS news channel on Monday also showed a person on a stretcher - likely the fifth boy - being transferred to a helicopter.
  • Harry Wilson set to sign new contract with Liverpool

    Harry Wilson set to sign new contract with Liverpool

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    Fans in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland can watch the whole match live on LFCTV or LFCTV GO, while supporters across the rest of the world can watch live on LFCTV GO. "I am delighted with where Liverpool are right now". "I think Liverpool are very close, I think they are knocking on the door", he said . Is he capable of parking that up, moving on and drawing from the experience? "The form, how they played against City, they have proved they are capable".
  • France v Belgium: Goalscorers take the eye in Saint Petersburg

    France v Belgium: Goalscorers take the eye in Saint Petersburg

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    Thomas Vermaelen considers Belgium to be genuine World Cup title contenders. Henry was part of the 1998 team that won the World Cup on home turf, scoring three goals in his first major tournament and converting a penalty in a nerve-rattling shoo-out against Italy in the quarter finals.
  • Alonso backs Brown, distances himself from changes

    Alonso backs Brown, distances himself from changes

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    Alonso added that "I just drive cars" and that "I trust 100 per cent Zak, we just drive cars", when pressed further on the managerial changes. "Stoffel was also informed". "Some of the feedback or some of the input you may have with 18 years experience is different than other people who are quite young or new to the sport", he said .
  • Jack Wilshere joins West HamUtd on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal

    Jack Wilshere joins West HamUtd on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal

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    The 26-year-old's family are Hammers supporters and Wilshere admitted it did not take him long to set his sights on a move to West Ham. Jack Wilshere has joined West Ham on a three-year contract, the club confirmed on Monday. 'I think it was a number of things, ' he explained. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea's entry into the race will force West Ham to try and push through an agreement with Lazio as soon as possible in order to get the player.
  • Man Utd goalkeeper Johnstone completes £6.5m West Brom transfer

    Man Utd goalkeeper Johnstone completes £6.5m West Brom transfer

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    It's thought a £6.5 million fee has been agreed with his arrival likely to trigger the shock departure of Ben Foster, Albion's undisputed number one for the past eight seasons. And at West Brom he will have the chance to do exactly that in the Championship - an arena in which he looks totally relaxed - as Foster's replacement.
  • Webb Simpson’s 9-under 61 leads PGA event in West Virginia

    Webb Simpson’s 9-under 61 leads PGA event in West Virginia

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    However, none of those have come in a PGA Tour event, and his last victory on any circuit was at the Hero Indian Open in February 2015. "I've had a good last couple days here after a week off, so I was confident", Simpson said. Bhullar said, "I hit the ball really good". Defending champion Xander Schauffele and Kevin Na were at 13 under. That also includes Phil Mickelson , playing in his first tournament since the U.S.
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    Brendon Hartley: "I’m fine, but the auto definitely wasn’t!"

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    The front left wheel of his auto lifted and skewed vertically as the suspension collapsed and he was left without control of the machine as it spun backwards heavily into the barriers. Hartley emerged uninjured, but his auto was unable to be rebuilt in time for qualifying, forcing him to back of the grid for the Grand Prix on Sunday (Monday NZ time).
  • Fernando Hierro cuts ties with Spanish federation after World Cup exit

    Fernando Hierro cuts ties with Spanish federation after World Cup exit

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    However, they conceded a late equaliser against Portugal and trailed Morocco 1-0 and 2-1 before scraping a draw in injury time . The Spanish Football Federation were not immediately available for comment. In Russia , Spain topped Group B under Hierro. In fact, Spain's only victory in Russian Federation came in the form of a 1-0 win over Iran who ensured that the European side had to fight hard for all three points.
  • Jean-Michel Aulas expects Nabil Fekir to stay at Lyon

    Jean-Michel Aulas expects Nabil Fekir to stay at Lyon

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    Following reports that the forward had undertaken a medical for Liverpool prior to the competition in Russian Federation, the transfer didn't go through - with some expecting it never to happen. Liverpool insist their interest in the player has ended but we would't be surprised if they went on to sign him if Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas agrees to cover medical insurance premiums in relation to the player's knee which was flagged up during his medical.
  • Australia's rise up T20 rankings stalled by defeat to Pakistan

    Australia's rise up T20 rankings stalled by defeat to Pakistan

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    Australia recorded a scrappy five-wicket victory against a weakened Zimbabwe with a ball to spare in the last round-robin match of the Twenty20 tri-series on Friday. He still remains a risky prospect for any opposition, though, and his will be a prized wicket for the Pakistanis. Fakhar was the major beneficiary, flashing nine boundaries and a trio of sixes on the way to the highest score of his T20I career thus far - he is Pakistan's leading run-maker in this tournament by a distance, ...
  • Extra games can help some teams in the NBA summer grind

    Extra games can help some teams in the NBA summer grind

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    Unlike the Sacramento and Utah leagues, there's a true playoff system in Las Vegas and a champion will be crowned on July 17. First-round draft pick Moe Wagner had 13 points , 13 rebounds and four blocked shots, but the Lakers' summer league team finished 0-3 at the California Classic after a 77-71 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday afternoon at the Golden 1 Center.
  • Woods, Mickelson planning $10M match-play event

    Woods, Mickelson planning $10M match-play event

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    The details weren't able to be worked out in time, however, Mickelson told the website that the two sides are still working on making the match happen. Woods responded: "I'm definitely not against that". Setting this event up will give both golfers a chunk of the TV revenue, merchandising and sponsorship money.
  • England level T20 series with India after belting 12 from final over

    England level T20 series with India after belting 12 from final over

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    England had got off to a flier, reaching 43 off four overs and 118/2 off 10 overs before being reeled in by the Indian bowlers and posting a total that was 20 or 30 runs short. The execution wasn't up to scratch. The venue of the match is at County Ground, Bristol . Hopefully we can learn as we go along. He has played a lot of T20 for us and he is a very experienced campaigner.
  • Vettel wins British Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

    Vettel wins British Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

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    Raikkonen dropped to fifth position during the second Safety Car period but profited from a brake-by-wire problem for Max Verstappen to overhaul the Red Bull driver , before passing compatriot Valtteri Bottas . "The neck held up and that was a race I enjoyed a lot and I think the people enjoyed it a lot". Hamilton was 29 seconds behind leader Vettel and 11 behind Raikkonen, but he was turning in the quickest laps of the race, and when Daniel Ricciardo stopped for a second time, he was ...
  • Vettel denies Hamilton in final Austrian GP practice

    Vettel denies Hamilton in final Austrian GP practice

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    Bottas exited on lap 15 while Hamilton's race ended with seven laps remaining when his vehicle lost fuel pressure. Team manager Toto Wolff reflected on a dismal afternoon: "It's a tremendously painful day for us, for me, personally, the most painful in six years".
  • Novak Djokovic Booed After Overcoming Britain's Kyle Edmund

    Novak Djokovic Booed After Overcoming Britain's Kyle Edmund

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    Novak Djokovic aimed an unprecedented attack at sections of the All England Club's Centre Court crowd after his third-round win against British No 1 Kyle Edmund , accusing some spectators of provocation and being disrespectful to somebody who is a three-time Wimbledon champion.
  • England beats Sweden 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

    England beats Sweden 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

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    So how are the team feeling as they prepare to play Croatia on Wednesday? Defender Harry Maguire gave his squad a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute and England never looked back. "We were sad and we're disappointed", Andersson said, "but we mustn't forget we put in an excellent performance". Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout.
  • Federer brings back the SABR at Wimbledon

    Federer brings back the SABR at Wimbledon

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    Darkness descended at just the right time as the German came back to win 6-4 5-7 6-7 (0/7) 6-1 6-2, justifying his eventual decision to not withdraw. "I just came here to try to do the best tournament possible", he said. (7) Karolina Pliskova bt. Her opponent today, another mother in the world No 120 Evgeniya Rodina, beat the 10th seed Madison Keys in the previous round.
  • India Look to Seal Series Victory

    India Look to Seal Series Victory

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    A dominant opening win has set the tone and India would look to ensure that a spin-wary England remains on the back-foot when the two sides clash in the second T20 worldwide, on Friday. "They ( England batsman) played Kuldeep really well. They chose which delivery they wanted to play or not play". "I think we competed quite well but England were the better side, that's why they came through today (Friday)", Kohli said after the defeat in Cardiff .
  • Thai cave rescue: First of the trapped boys emerge

    Thai cave rescue: First of the trapped boys emerge

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    His death underscores the difficulty of training boys who have not learned to swim and have no experience with diving equipment to make a six-hour trip through conditions that challenge very experienced divers. The head of the operation said it was going "better than expected". Speed is "very, very important", now, he says. They were believed to have reached the first group of boys at 4pm.
  • Coutinho ready for backlash after Brazil exit

    Coutinho ready for backlash after Brazil exit

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    Fernandinho's own goal put them ahead, before Kevin De Bruyne's fine second, but they were given a nervy ending as Renato Augusto halved the deficit. Now we are in the semis. "Our team tried, fought until the end and we leave with our heads held high because we gave everything". Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado taunted Neymar after Brazil's elimination from the World Cup , in retaliation for the Paris Saint-Germain star's comments about his team earlier in the tournament.
  • Sky F1 interview interrupted as England score vs Sweden at World Cup

    Sky F1 interview interrupted as England score vs Sweden at World Cup

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    SOCHI, Russia - Croatia ended Russia's surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday. In 2014, the team didn't even make it out of the group stage. Instead, the Three Lions took the direct route, with Leicester City centre-back Maguire powering in a header from an Ashley Young corner. Just before the half-time whistle blew, Raheem Sterling twice had the ball deep in Sweden's territory with little or no defence in front of him, but ...
  • At World Cup, foreign fans adopt traditional Russian headdress

    At World Cup, foreign fans adopt traditional Russian headdress

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    Federation Internationale de Football Association has a longstanding relationship with Coca-Cola and strict marketing regulations about what brand of beverages players are allowed to be seen with during matches. Croatia is the first team to win consecutive penalty shootouts since Argentina in 1990 and it's the first time the host country has lost in a shootout since Italy in the same year.
  • Lewis Hamilton Speedy Last Lap Grabs Pole At British Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton Speedy Last Lap Grabs Pole At British Grand Prix

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    Vettel was on provisional pole after the first runs in the final segment of qualifying, but failed to improve on his second flying lap and was ultimately usurped by Hamilton by 0.044s. "For me it feels like one of the best laps that I have been able to produce", the 33-year-old told reporters later. "It's my 76th but it's so special".
  • Wimbledon: van Uytvanck shakes up ladies draw eliminating Muguruza

    Wimbledon: van Uytvanck shakes up ladies draw eliminating Muguruza

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    The match was being played at the number 2 court site of Muguruza's exhilarating three set victory over the top seeded Angelique Kerber in last year's round of 16. The British No 1 reached the semi-finals at the All England Club a year ago, but hard-hitting Slovakian Cibulkova produced a ruthless display to end Konta's hopes 6-3 6-4 on Thursday.
  • Lakers Are Building an Anti-Cavaliers Team Around LeBron

    Lakers Are Building an Anti-Cavaliers Team Around LeBron

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    No. 1 being to beat his old nemesis, the Golden State Warriors , who are in the same division and who just added Demarcus Cousins to their already loaded roster. He isn't anxious about finding roles for everyone in coach Luke Walton's up-tempo offense, which is designed to create plenty of offensive chances for every player.
  • Croatia breaks Russian hearts, eliminating World Cup host in penalty shootout

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

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    Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saves Russia's first penalty in the shootout to decide their Fifa World Cup quarterfinal in Sochi . Croatia edged in front on 101 minutes thanks to Domagoj Vida's finish from a corner, but a late, dramatic header from Mario Fernandes clinched a 2-2 draw and sent the game to penalties.
  • Rescuer says conditions good for extraction

    Rescuer says conditions good for extraction

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    There has been a recent flurry of activity at the site. Reporters on the ground in Thailand believe a rescue may be underway or at least imminent. "If I get out please take me to a pork barbecue place". "Don't worry, I'm happy", a boy named Tee wrote. "Mom, Dad, I love you guys, and little sister Toi", wrote Pipat "Nick" Poti, 15.
  • The Neymar Challenge Has Fans Around The World Dramatically Falling Down

    The Neymar Challenge Has Fans Around The World Dramatically Falling Down

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    Brazil , who entered this year's World Cup as one of the overwhelming favorites to win the World Cup, have now been eliminated following a 2-1 loss in the quarter-finals to Belgium . The question is whether Tite will want to stay - many say he already has offers from some top European teams. The squad left Kazan on Saturday without talking to reporters.
  • Paul George On Why He Chose Thunder Over Lakers

    Paul George On Why He Chose Thunder Over Lakers

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    Many expected Paul George would sign with his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers, this summer, but he surprisingly elected to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder . With Felton turns 34, there's some concern he might fall off, and Oklahoma City doesn't really have an insurance policy on that possibility. The Thunder will again look for Felton to provide much-needed support at the point guard position, delivering play-making abilities and consistency for a team that's looking to compete ...
  • Stosur to take match to Gavrilova

    Stosur to take match to Gavrilova

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    The World No. 133 is in the third round for the first time after winning back-to-back matches on the main tour for only the second time in 2018. In the men's event, third seed and last year's runner-up Marin Cilic was knocked out by Argentina's Guido Pella.