• Rakitić warns Super Eagles, says Croatia will do ‘everything’ to beat Nigeria
Rakitić warns Super Eagles, says Croatia will do ‘everything’ to beat Nigeria

They will come up against an Argentinian side that struggled to convince in qualifying, despite the presence of Lionel Messi, World Cup minnows Iceland and an ageing Croatian team. "The team always improved during the second half of the matches and Rohr should consider using the players who turn things around for him as starters".

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

Peter Tatchell was detained near the statue of Marshal Zhukov in a public square which was busy with football fans ahead of the first game of the World Cup, while holding a poster attacking Russian president Vladimir Putin. A Saudi Arabia fan holds a replica world cup outside the stadium before the match. You can't ask for a better way to get the...

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  • Ronaldo reveals player that will beat him, Messi to Ballon d'Or prize
Ronaldo reveals player that will beat him, Messi to Ballon d'Or prize

Given everything Ronaldo has achieved in Madrid and what he is still contributing-he notched 44 goals in all competitions last season-it's understandable he wants to feel valued there, and he likely wants parity with Neymar and Barcelona's Lionel Messi , who receive higher wages than him.

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  • Kevin Durant wants to stay with the Warriors
Kevin Durant wants to stay with the Warriors

Durant, who turns 30 in September, could ink a four-year deal in July. Kerr plans to take it easy for the next several months and not work much as Myers handles the contracts and money, while leaving summer league coaching duties to Willie Green.

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  • Mohamed Salah provides major injury update ahead of the World Cup
Mohamed Salah provides major injury update ahead of the World Cup

Asked whether Chelsea's uncertain coaching situation might impact his plans for his own future, Hazard said: "Yeah, I want to know". Salah and his teammates touched down in Grozny ahead of Egypt's third appearance at the World Cup , ending a drought stretching back to 1990.

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  • Simona Halep wins first Grand Slam at French Open
Simona Halep wins first Grand Slam at French Open

Gauff regularly trains at the academy set up by Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams's coach. And when Saturday's fourth chance arrived, Halep began slowly, unable to solve Stephens, the 10th-seeded American who won her first Grand Slam title at last year's U.S.

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  • Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown victor
Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown victor

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor is the early 4-5 favorite for Saturday's 11/2-mile Belmont, the longest and most grueling of the three-race series. Baffert had fretted after Justify drew the No. 1 post, a spot he detests for his horses. A week after his Belmont, American Pharoah paraded during Churchill's "Downs After Dark" race ...

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  • England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions
England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions

You either select players, or you choose your system and pick the best people to fit into it. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will make his England debut at some stage in the game and Southgate said he would be prepared to throw any of his squad into a World Cup starting XI.

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  • Will LeBron leave Cleveland to find flawless fit?
Will LeBron leave Cleveland to find flawless fit?

Kevin Durant and the Warriors shoot for a Finals sweep in Game 4 of the best-of-7 series, but the Cavs still hope to dig themselves out of a 0-3 hole and work from there. The Cavaliers quickly established the lead in the game's opening minutes, scoring on their first five possessions, which included back-to-back 3-pointers by Kevin Love and ...

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  • Lyon president reveals Nabil Fekir's transfer to join Liverpool is not close
Lyon president reveals Nabil Fekir's transfer to join Liverpool is not close

Fekir is due to undergo a Liverpool medical at Clairefontaine, the France national team's training base, before signing terms on Friday. What's more, it looks like the deal could be wrapped up before the World Cup , ensuring Klopp beats any suitors who could potentially take a shine to Fékir should he have a stellar tournament in Russian Fed...

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  • Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals

Simona Halep went from out-of-sorts to on-target against Angelique Kerber, scrambling to every ball and staying the course to erase an early deficit. "It was very nice, this headline, and I know that some people think I will never make it, but I'm sure I'm going to make it", the seventh-seeded Garcia told reporters.

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  • Manchester United complete two mega deals
Manchester United complete two mega deals

And Spain's first-choice keeper, who goes to the World Cup next week, is keen to head to the Bernabeu. Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Willian to Manchester United this summer and it's understood the Brazilian will push for a switch should Conte stay on at Chelsea .

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  • LeBron alley-oops slam dunk off backboard in NBA Finals
LeBron alley-oops slam dunk off backboard in NBA Finals

We're on our home floor. "We know it's going to be tough to hear one another, but we've got to be better with that". The King had also 10 rebounds and 11 assists, but the Cavs have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged. James was sensational in the two losses to Golden State on the road in Oakland but despite scoring 51 points in...

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  • Durant’s 43 carries Warriors to 3-0 lead in NBA Finals
Durant’s 43 carries Warriors to 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

So that's the luxury of having guys like that that you can always - any given moment, they can kind of go off for a game. "I didn't want to run there and shoot a bad shot, fall on the ground and they got numbers going the other way so I chose to pull up".

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  • Ariya and Kim in US Women's Open playoff
Ariya and Kim in US Women's Open playoff

On the second extra hole, No. 18, Jutanugarn produced another par while Kim made a bogey. Going to the 18th for the final playoff hole both Kim and Jutanugarn missed the green. After almost four hours, play resumed, though just for an hour before the LPGA announced the round was suspended due to inclement weather and would resume at 6:45 a.m.

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  • Players will help Harry Kane with England captaincy, says Gary Cahill
Players will help Harry Kane with England captaincy, says Gary Cahill

The Everton player saw out 90 minutes in Saturday's 2-1 win over Nigeria and Martyn said clarity over Southgate's pecking order would help the performance of either Pickford or Jack Butland when England's World Cup campaign starts against Tunisia on June 18.

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  • Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred
Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Brazil legend Rivaldo has claimed that Manchester United are getting a "wonderful player" after the club agreed a deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. However, Fred's career has not been without controversy. Fred , 25, had been tipped to join Manchester City during the January transfer window, but that deal fell through.

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  • The bitter rivalry between Williams and Sharapova goes way back
The bitter rivalry between Williams and Sharapova goes way back

Williams revealed she made a decision to play in the doubles to test her fitness but now faces a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon. This is the first time ever in Williams' illustrious career that she's withdrawn mid-way through a Grand Slam, however, she has withdrawn midway through other tournaments 15 times.

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  • French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals
French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals

Analyzing the match, Djokovic added: 'He played unbelievable and credit to him. Cecchinato had not won a single grand slam match until he arrived at Roland Garros , but the 25-year-old is now the first Italian to reach the semi-final since Corrado Barazzutti 40 years ago.

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  • NBA Finals 2018: Stephen Curry breaks 3-point record
NBA Finals 2018: Stephen Curry breaks 3-point record

While Golden State possess multiple scoring options on offense, Cleveland continued to struggle with finding a support network for LeBron James and Kevin Love in the game opener. Smith was involved in another moment during the contest that took center stage as he slipped on the floor and undercut Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson , undercut...

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  • Warriors fans gave J.R. Smith a free-throw line 'MVP' chant
Warriors fans gave J.R. Smith a free-throw line 'MVP' chant

His first points - the first for Cleveland - came on a goaltend by McGee. James would shove Curry away from him, but the two kept talking, with Klay Thompson trying to separate the two stars. Iguodala is still nursing a left lateral leg contusion and had been listed as doubtful for the game. Kerr remains optimistic the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will p...

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  • Zidane resigns as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement
Zidane resigns as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement

Arsene Wenger has revealed he turned down Real Madrid on multiple occasions and says he wants to be "tested" in his next role. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be. For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. Zidane's retirement as a Real Madrid player in 2006 also came as a surprise, when the then-33-y...

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  • Afridi made captain of World XI against WI
Afridi made captain of World XI against WI

Afridi said he was overwhelmed to have been appointed captain of the World XI. Morgan was forced to withdraw from Thursday's Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge with the injury , but it will not hamper his England commitments. The latest is that he is in the recovery process and will be fit before the Scotland one-off ODI on June 10 in Edinbu...

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  • MTA adds postgame trains for Capitals' Stanley Cup Final games in Washington
MTA adds postgame trains for Capitals' Stanley Cup Final games in Washington

With sizzling heat outside and a frenzied sellout crowd inside, T-Mobile Arena's ice melted into an inconsistent playing surface for the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals in the series opener. "We shot ourselves in the foot a few times with some turnovers", Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt said. Holtby, who made 37 saves in t...

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  • Quiz: Name The Championship Playoff Final Winners Since 1992/93
Quiz: Name The Championship Playoff Final Winners Since 1992/93

Fulham now join Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff as the three clubs that gained promotion to the Premier League from the Championship for the 2018/2019 season. It's not easy to play at Wembley, there is a lot of pressure. "We must try and dominate against teams we believe we can dominate". "At the start of the season if someone bet on a...

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  • Cleveland DB promises free jerseys if Cavs win
Cleveland DB promises free jerseys if Cavs win

Randall tweeted that he'll buy a jersey for everyone who retweeted his post if Cleveland prevails in the series, which starts in Oakland on Thursday. Although Golden State appears to be the overwhelming favorite, it wouldn't hurt to give Randall's message a simple retweet in the event of an upset.

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  • Grand Slam fashion - six of the best...or worst
Grand Slam fashion - six of the best...or worst

So the suit has definitely a little functionality to it. Williams told Harper's Bazaar that although she was now ready to have another child, she had gone through some tough times before returning to the court for the first time at the Fed Cup in North Carolina in February .

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  • LeBron James leads Cavaliers into National Basketball Association finals
LeBron James leads Cavaliers into National Basketball Association finals

The Cavaliers will face the victor of Monday's Game 7 matchup in the West between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets . The four-time MVP averaged 34 points while shooting 54.2 percent from the field, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assist over 41.3 minutes in 18 playoff games.

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  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says will leave club
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says will leave club

Los Blancos were runners up on the SPanish League table in his first year, but stepped up in his second season by winning the La Liga and the Champions League title. "This team has to continue winning and has to change". Zidane led the Galacticos to claim the 2016 UCL title after beating their city rivals Atletico Madrid in his first seaso...

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  • Klopp says Salah doubt for World Cup, Egypt more hopeful
Klopp says Salah doubt for World Cup, Egypt more hopeful

The Merseyside outfit relied upon Salah's heroics in the Champions League to reach the final after he scored 10 times in the group stage and knockout phase. Spain kick off their Group B campaign at Russian Federation 2018 against Portugal in Sochi on June 15. "Not only missing the rest of the game, but also missing the FIFA World Cup 2018".

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