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Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday (Jun 22) despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed. Brazil had 23 shots, nine of which were on goal, but Keylor Navas was sensational in goal and looked to have done enough to secure a draw.
  • James Rodriguez injury: Why is Colombia star missing for Japan clash?

    James Rodriguez injury: Why is Colombia star missing for Japan clash?

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    Juan Quintero evened the score from a free kick before halftime but the combination of a Keisuke Honda corner and Osako header gave Japan the win - and their first World Cup triumph on European soil. "If we had actually won the World Cup , we would have had a parade on the main street of Saransk", Japan coach Akira Nishino said. Yuya Osako restored Japan's lead in the 73rd minute, heading past David Ospina from a corner.
  • Mile Jedinak goal unable to prevent defeat in controversy filled game

    Mile Jedinak goal unable to prevent defeat in controversy filled game

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    Replays appeared to show that Risdon got a gossamer-light toe-end on the ball but no matter, the grand high VAR council had spoken, and Griezmann did the honours from the spot. Midfielder Aaron Mooy swung in a unsafe free-kick which took a nick off Corentin Tolisso and nearly crept into the bottom corner for an own goal.
  • Germany under pressure after opening loss

    Germany under pressure after opening loss

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    Both literally and figuratively. Hirving Lozano scored the solitary goal of the game in the 35th minute to give Mexico a dream start at the Mundial. A HISTORIC World Cup win over the holders Germany sent Mexican fans across the globe into hysterics. "We were not able to impose our usual way of playing, our attacking and passing was not effective".
  • Michael Porter Jr. cancels second pro day because of strained hip

    Michael Porter Jr. cancels second pro day because of strained hip

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    The Chicago Bulls hold the seventh pick. Porter has made Chicago his home base for his pre-draft workout process because his agency is based here. Teams will be on hand for medical evaluations Friday afternoon. The results of Porter's full medical examination, conducted by the Bulls , were eventually released to all National Basketball Association teams.
  • Historic Afghan Test ends on Day 2 as Indian bowlers wreak havoc

    Historic Afghan Test ends on Day 2 as Indian bowlers wreak havoc

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    Stanikzai was disappointed that Afghanistan failed to put up more of a fight in their Test debut, and said: "Before we had not played a Test match, and now in the future against Full Member [nations we know] what we need to do". In their first Test, they lost all 20 wickets in under 67 overs. Ashwin then clean bowled visiting captain Asghar Stanikzai and trapped Hashmatullah Shahidi lbw, before removing the tourists' top scorer Nabi for 24 as Afghanistan's batting order collapsed.
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    Messi: "We haven't lost hope"

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    Fellow sports presenter Seema Jaswal backed Oatley's claims - made from inside the Otkrytiye Arena where Iceland were holding Argentina to a 1-1 draw . It was a finish worthy of Argentina great Diego Maradona , who was watching in the VIP seats. VAR has been used to varying degrees of success in Serie A and the German Bundesliga, while Federation Internationale de Football Association used the system at the Confederations Cup in Russia a year ago.
  • Historic video review helps France top Aussies in World Cup

    Historic video review helps France top Aussies in World Cup

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    Australia's manager, Bert van Marwijk, was also outspoken, inferring that the referee caved in to pressure when consulting a replay on the edge of the pitch. "I was really helped by the defender". This game promises to be intense so stay with us for all the updates. He won. He is doing his job and he's getting better and he's becoming more mature.
  • Ruthless India wont take Afghanistan lightly: Rahane

    Ruthless India wont take Afghanistan lightly: Rahane

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    Afghanistan aren't considered man enough to threaten the hosts who have a rather extraordinary record at home in this format. "Teams depend on 11 players, not one", he told DNA India . India , meanwhile, are without a few key players. There was a markable difference between their seamers and spinners in the three T20Is against Bangladesh and if India prepare a greener surface to keep the Afghan spinners at bay, the visitor's plans could backfire.
  • Boston Celtics Will Pursue Kawhi Leonard

    Boston Celtics Will Pursue Kawhi Leonard

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    If they don't get a long-term assurance from him and he decides to leave next summer (when he can hit unrestricted free agency by opting out of his contract), they would've given up the No. If the Spurs do entertain trade offers for their discontented star, the Celtics are still interested in acquiring him, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski .
  • Robbie Williams and his middle finger spikes Google Search

    Robbie Williams and his middle finger spikes Google Search

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    Around 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists will also be performing in an opening ceremony that will pay homage to all things Russian . It is across the river from Luzhniki Stadium , which will host seven games at the World Cup, including the opening game on June 14 and final on July 15.
  • Gazinsky scores first World Cup goal

    Gazinsky scores first World Cup goal

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    Two-goal hero Denis Cheryshev celebrates victory with teammates after Russia's 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia . At the opening ceremony on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin spoke of showing the world a hospitable Russian Federation and stressed sport's ability to build bridges and overcome differences.
  • Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

    Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

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    Eddie Hearn has revealed a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder would likely occur in November in Cardiff - assuming the American is "serious" about wanting it. Another possible outlet is the Perform Group's DAZN sports streaming service, which is due to launch in the US later this summer, with Hearn's recently agreed to eight-year, $1 billion deal to provide boxing content due to begin in September.
  • Warriors GM Unintentionally Called Out Kevin Durant For Being A Bandwagon Player

    Warriors GM Unintentionally Called Out Kevin Durant For Being A Bandwagon Player

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    He could sign a max five-year deal in July. Early numbers analysis from KQED transportation reporter Dan Brekke: "Even if today's ridership tracks 5 percent below a year ago, it would still make BART's Top 10 (right around No. That's their job. They make too much money. "This game, your craft, you have to continue studying it", Durant said. "We want to do this thing again".
  • Sebastian Vettel 'surprised' by one Red Bull decision during Canadian GP qualifying

    Sebastian Vettel 'surprised' by one Red Bull decision during Canadian GP qualifying

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    This early stop allowed Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo to get ahead of him and Hamilton was never able to get close enough to pass the Australian late on. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers were uninjured. When asked if Mercedes are confident they can get on top of their problems, Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff said: "I'm the opposite of confident".
  • Salah misses Egypt's first training session in Russian Federation

    Salah misses Egypt's first training session in Russian Federation

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    The Pharaohs of Egypt who last featured at the 1990 World Cup in Russian Federation will face Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and the host, Russian Federation in Group A. "But I think every player can find the solution in games". "It was not normal [not to qualify for 28 years] because we've won the [African Nations Cup] seven times", Salah said.
  • Beilein staying at MI after interviewing with Pistons

    Beilein staying at MI after interviewing with Pistons

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    A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press earlier this month Beilein interviewed with the Detroit . The Pistons are looking to fill the hole that former coach Stan Van Gundy left after he was sacked by owner Tom Gores this spring.
  • Belmont Stakes: Justify completes Triple Crown with wire-to-wire win

    Belmont Stakes: Justify completes Triple Crown with wire-to-wire win

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    The horse I was intrigued by in that race was Quip... who finished last. He won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness on sloppy tracks after heavy rain fell. Fitzsimmons added to his legend with Gallant Fox (1930) and Omaha (1935). While it served Secretariat well, it posed a concern for Baffert, who anxious his colt might get pinned against the rail if he didn't break well.
  • JR held off from tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

    JR held off from tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

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    The Warriors rejoiced a little more this time . "It was nearly like I was cussing him out, but I was so happy". Curry remembers "a lot of yelling, unnecessarily". He has taken Cleveland to the NBA Finals now five times , and this now looks certain to be his fourth loss in those. The streets of Cleveland are buzzing in anticipation of magic from their favourite son LeBron James.
  • John Bolton Will Be in Singapore for North Korea Summit

    John Bolton Will Be in Singapore for North Korea Summit

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    After his meeting with Pompeo, Kono told reporters, "I think it's a message asking Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Wokers' Party of Korea to deal with the situation so that [Trump] doesn't have to put into effect the [additional] economic sanctions that are in [Trump's] hand".
  • Liverpool agree deal to sign Lyon's Nabil Fekir

    Liverpool agree deal to sign Lyon's Nabil Fekir

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    BBC Sport have reported that the Reds are close to a deal worth £53 million, while Paul Joyce of the Times followed that up by revealing the breakdown would be £48.4m initially, with £4.4m in potential add-ons. However, L'Equipe have offered Liverpool fans a boost before the worldwide tournament that kicks off next week, with the French outlet claiming that a deal is very close to being complete.
  • Golden State Warriors: 3 keys for Game 3 vs. Cavaliers

    Golden State Warriors: 3 keys for Game 3 vs. Cavaliers

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    Curry, a 30-year-old guard, broke the old mark of eight 3-pointers in a finals game set by Ray Allen of Boston in 2010. Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Iguodala will warm up with the intention of playing in Game 3 . Hood is 25 and 6-foot-8 who can score off the dribble in catch-and-shoot situations and can switch on defence. He is also averaging the second most minutes played during the postseason with 41.7 minutes per game.
  • Jutanugarn wins U.S. Women's Open after play-off

    Jutanugarn wins U.S. Women's Open after play-off

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    Jutanugarn is trying for her ninth LPGA Tour win and her second major. Ariya loves to binge watch Thai dramas, but she scripted her own in the final round of the 73rd U.S. He was five shots behind. He closed with a 72 and ended one of his best ball-striking weeks in a six-way tie for 23rd. It was a long, sweaty day at Shoal Creek, especially for those who had to complete their second round on Saturday morning before playing the third.
  • Manchester United agree £52m Fred fee with Shakhtar Donetsk

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    A statement released on the club's official website read: " Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos ( Fred )". Fred's career has not been without controversy however. He was at the centre of controversy in 2015 after testing positive for the the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the Copa America in Chile, and was banned for a year as a result.
  • Serena Williams pulls out of French Open before Maria Sharapova match

    Serena Williams pulls out of French Open before Maria Sharapova match

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    Williams said at a news conference Monday that she's unable to serve because of a pectoral problem. But, with Williams chasing a fourth French Open title after taking almost a year out to have her baby daughter Olympia, she withdrew yesterday less than a hour before the match was due to begin.